Into the Caverns of Fear  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Rain of Fear
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Nov 28 20:47:04 2012
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
Rain of Fear Information & Guides: An Overview | Group Progression & Task List | Raid Progression | Visible Armor

This is a group mission that begins with Captain Dunstan Coldheart (map - full zone map) in the Crystal Caverns (located in a room in the center of the Coldain city, Froststone at -255, 230, -400).

- Level 85
- Completed "An Abundance of Orcs"
- Completed "Ry`Gorr Reconnaissance"
- Completed "Finding the Fear"

You say, 'Hail, Captain Dunstan Coldheart'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'My scouts have returned and given me their full report on the situation. It appears as though the newly discovered areas within the caverns are crawling with fear-tainted creatures and large crystal [formations]. Or have you come to me for [other reasons]?'

You say, 'What formations?'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'We believe the shard Danela has hidden is responsible for the changes throughout the caverns, including the smaller crystal deposits that the Ry`Gorr have been mining. Still, there have been no sightings of the fear crystal, or of Danela. My scouts continue to search the caverns, but are unable to get past the barrier of powerful [creatures] and crystals.'

You say, 'Creatures?'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'A few of my scouts have fallen victim to these creatures, often meeting their demise after one blow. It seems that the closer the proximity to the central pit, the stronger the creature. I have assembled a group of [experts] who are working on ways to help defend against the fear-tainted forces.'

You say, 'Experts?'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'Leading up the group is my top advisor, Niva Coldmist. Alchemist Davlin is a master of concoctions that can cure or kill. He's been working on a protection potion to help our troops survive in battle against our fear-tainted foes. Dodrik Iceblade is an innovative smithy who can craft durable armor from almost any material. I'm confident I've gathered the best and brightest to aid in the recovery of the fear shard, but my group of experts will not be complete until you and your allies [join]. Your combined knowledge and skill will be the key to our success.'

You say, 'We will join'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'Are you sure? This is a lot to take on. You and your friends will be facing creatures strengthened by fear; creatures who have taken out many of my scouts with one swipe. Heed my warning, do not go anywhere near the central pit without the proper armor and magical protection. The creatures within will tear you and your friends to bits. If these are risks you're willing to take, then I will send you to the caverns of fear when you're [ready].'

You have been assigned the task 'Into the Caverns of Fear'.

Captain Dunstan has asked you to join his group of experts in the Caverns of Fear, in hopes of finding the missing fear shard.

Speak with each of the Coldain at the small camp within the caverns to see how you can help.

You say, 'Ready!'

Captain Dunstan Coldheart says 'Good luck. Once you've arrived, speak to Niva for a quick debriefing.'

You have entered Caverns of Fear.

  • 1. Speak with Alchemist Davlin 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

  • 2. Speak with Dodrik Iceblade 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

  • 3. Speak with Niva Coldmist 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

    Hail each of the Coldain.

    Alchemist Davlin says 'I've been expecting you, _____. Captain Dunstan informed me that a group of adventurers were willing to test out my protection elixirs. Don't look so worried; my latest trials have had very few side effects. Now, before I can continue, I'll need some spore samples from the corrupted sporali that dwell within this cavern.'

    Dodrik Iceblade says 'Well met, _____. Froststone's finest smithy, at your service.' The blacksmith looks your group up and down while shaking his head, 'Your armor won't hold up against the fear-tainted critters crawling in the central pit. I can craft some sturdy armor for you and your crew, but I'll need a few large chunks of flawless dreadstone before I can begin.'

    Niva Coldmist gives you a crisp salute, 'Hello _____ and friends. The name's Niva and I'm in charge of operations down here. You look like an apt bunch, so I'll debrief you as quickly as possible. We believe the main fear shard is being held in the central pit within these caverns. Unfortunately, all entrances are blocked off by large crystals. We've been trying to blast through, but our explosives aren't strong enough. I hope to enhance them with a fiery substance found on wraiths within this cavern. Your first order is to retrieve a sample and return it to me.

  • 4. Obtain Fear Spores from corrupted sporali 0/2 (Crystal Caverns)

  • 5. Deliver the Fear Spores to Alchemist Davlin 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

  • 6. Obtain Flawless Dreadstones from tainted orcs 0/6 (Crystal Caverns)

  • 7. Deliver the Flawless Dreadstones to Dodrik Iceblade 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

  • 8. Obtain Glowing Embers from a fiery wraith 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

  • 9. Deliver the Glowing Embers to Niva Coldmist 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

    Task Window Says: Davlin needs fear spores to create a protection poison. Dodrik needs dreadstone to craft special armor for you and your allies. Niva needs glowing embers in order to make explosives capable of blasting through the large, purple crystals.

    These mobs are found in the caverns leading to and around the Ry`Gorr pit.

    Davlin takes the spores and sprinkles them into a frothy mixture.

    Niva handles the glowing embers with care.

    Dodrik begins to work immediately, heating and hammering the dreadstone.

  • 10. Acquire an Elixir of Protection from Alchemist Davlin 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

    You say, 'Hail, Alchemist Davlin'

    Alchemist Davlin hands you a small glass bottle that contains a thick, purple liquid. 'Everyone who plans to enter the central pit needs to protect themselves by drinking this elixir, but only do so when you're ready for battle, as the effects may not last very long and will only work against the creatures in the central pit.'

    You receive an Elixir of Protection. (Everyone should hail Davlin at this point, to receive this item.)

  • 11. Acquire Dreadstone Armor from Dodrik Iceblade 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

    You say, 'Hail, Dodrik Iceblade'

    Dodrik Iceblade hands you a surprisingly lightweight breastplate made of dark metal. 'I've crafted enough armor to outfit your entire party, so no excuses for entering the central pit unprepared. Keep in mind, I made this armor to defend against the monstrosities in the central pit. It may not work so well when fighting other creatures.'

    You receive Dreadstone Armor. (Everyone should hail Dodrik at this point, to receive this item.)

  • 12. Use the Elixir of Protection 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

  • 13. Use the Dreadstone Armor 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

    NOTE: The task locks upon using these items. Right-click the above two items to put two buffs on you (everyone in the group needs to do this).

  • 14. Speak to Niva Coldmist once your group is properly protected 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

    You say, 'Hail, Niva Coldmist'

    Niva Coldmist carefully hands you a small bundle of explosives. 'These small sticks pack a huge punch. Hopefully, the blast will be big enough to break through the large crystal formations and allow passage into the central pit. I cannot stress enough how important it is for your party to be protected by Davlin's elixir and Dodrik's armor before entering.

    You receive a Bundle of Explosives.

  • 15. Use the Bundle of Explosives to destroy a large crystal formation 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

    Right-click the Bundle of Explosives at the large crystal formation (entrance of the pit).

  • 16. Defeat the fear-tainted creatures within the pit 0/6 (Crystal Caverns)

    Task Window Says: The central pit is crawling with crystallized creatures from the Plane of Fear.

    Note: You must have both of the above buffs on you the entire time you are in the pit. If you don't have the buff, you are susceptible to "Cazic's Embrace", cast by fear mobs (including the final named):

    Cazic's Embrace: Single Target, Magic (-850)
    1: Decrease Hitpoints by 39000
    2: Stun (1.00 sec/200)

    If you need to refresh your buff, you can head back to the zone-in and hail the two Coldains again for fresh item clicks.

  • 17. Retrieve the fear crystal from Danela's lockbox 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

    Task Window Says: According to Nadalia, Danela kept the fear shard in her lockbox.

    Head into the center of the pit. Danela Icewind appears briefly, but disappears in place of a named golem: "Horror".
    Danela looks down upon you as the caverns fill with her corrupt laughter, 'You won't find what you're looking for in that chest. Don't worry though, I still have something for you.' Danela whistles loudly, calling forth her crystal servant before disappearing.'

    Horror senses an enemy nearby and readies for battle!

  • 18. Defeat Horror 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

    You'll still need the buff on you for this fight. Horror hits for a max ~13,500 and casts "Smash":

    Smash: Single Target, Magic (-940)
    1: Decrease Hitpoints by 31000
    2: SpinStun

    Horror has been slain by _____!
    Horror's corpse crashes to the ground with a loud thud.

  • 19. Open Danela's Lockbox 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

    The lockbox contains treasure, but the fear shard is nowhere to be found.

    You located Danela's lockbox, but both she and the fear shard were missing.

    337 platinum, 5 gold

    Possible Chest Loot (1 Item + 1 Dreadmote per task):

    Band of Focused Terror
    Crushing Aegis of Dawn
    Crystallized Slug
    Dracnia's Focus
    Frosted Topaz
    Queen's Silk Pall
    Ry'Gorr Ceremonial Dagger
    Velium Knuckles of the Pit

    Minor Dreadmote
    Lesser Dreadmote
    Median Dreadmote
    Greater Dreadmote
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    Bugged - like always
    # Jul 18 2019 at 7:02 PM Rating: Good
    326 posts
    Fiery Wrath don't dropped stuff when killed out of row, despite quest entry says to kill them. Another bug bites the dust... seems to happen from time to time - prepare to do it twice...
    # Dec 10 2013 at 6:28 AM Rating: Good
    50 posts
    I've done this quest 3 times now. Dropped:

    Ry'Gorr Ceremonial Dagger
    Greater Dreadmote

    Band of Focused Terror
    Lesser Dreadmote
    Valiant Chain Helm Ornament

    Velium Knuckles of the Pit
    Minor Dreadmote
    room of 6
    # Jul 30 2013 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
    if your a pet class the room of 6 mobs can be pulled by useing eye of zomm or the bazaar purchased one. target one mob from outside in the clear hallway send pet in and pull him back. you get 1 mob every time no adds.
    Pit mobs
    # Jan 13 2013 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
    57 posts
    Must have the buffs on to fight the pit mobs ALWAYS, anywhere you fight them, not just inside the pit. Cannot get more than one and cannot have a backup if you have the buff on you. The buff must be gone to get another. pit mobs are significantly tougher. FYI the second you step into the room to kill Horror, you are hit with an FD then the named comes, be ready.

    Edited, Jan 13th 2013 10:15pm by Philaviax

    Edited, Jan 13th 2013 10:24pm by Philaviax

    Edited, Jan 13th 2013 10:27pm by Philaviax
    # Dec 15 2012 at 10:08 PM Rating: Excellent
    27 posts
    Dreadstone Armor and Elixir are required to fight pit mobs
    # Dec 15 2012 at 9:42 PM Rating: Decent
    53 posts
    If you don't have the Armor and Elixir on when you fight the pit mobs, they constantly nuke you for 25k. Good news is, Davlin and Dodrik will give you more, if you die or the buffs run out (each buff lasts only 10 minutes) - just go hail them again.
    Into the Caverns of Fear -loot from box
    # Dec 15 2012 at 8:47 PM Rating: Good
    63 posts
    median dreadmote
    dracnia's focus
    Into the Caverns of Fear
    # Dec 15 2012 at 6:55 PM Rating: Decent
    63 posts
    say 'join' to Captain Dunstan Coldheart to get this mission
    # Dec 08 2012 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
    246 posts
    Frosted Topaz, Lesser Dreadmote
    # Dec 08 2012 at 3:13 AM Rating: Good
    757 posts
    Danela's Lockbox may contain:

    Lesser Dreadmote
    Crushing Aegis of Dawn
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