Heart of Fear #1: Lost Harbingers  

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Rating:
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Information:
Level:100
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Money
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Era:Rain of Fear
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Jul 16 05:55:43 2013
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020
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This task is the first in a series of four. It begins with Harbinger Iska (click for map image) in the Heart of Fear: The Threshold (first level) at location -85, -10, 75 (at the zone-in: the center of the zone).

Pre-Requisites:
- Level 85
- No task requirements

You say, 'Hail, Harbinger Iska'

Harbinger Iska says 'Finally! Someone competent stumbles through here. You may not believe in our mission, _____, but you were a significant help up in Shard's Landing. I trust you're still willing to [fight] for us?'

You say, 'I'm always willing to fight'

Harbinger Iska says 'I'm glad to hear it. Things haven't been going as smoothly as we'd hoped down here. Some of my most-trusted Harbingers have gone missing. Will you help me [find] them?'

You say, 'I will find them'

Harbinger Iska says 'Search the caves to the north for them. That's where they were exploring last. Thank you, _____.'

You have been assigned the task 'Lost Harbingers'.



Search for the missing Harbingers 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

This updates in the north-central part of the zone at about 2200, 1600, 3 (click for map image).

Speak to Risok, the party leader 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

You say, 'Hail, Harbinger Risok'

Harbinger Risok says, 'Are you real, or another apparition? Please, help us! Before they come ba--' The party leader is cut short by creatures materializing around the group and rushing in to attack!

Harbinger Risok calls out as the fear creatures rush toward his scouts, 'If you're really an ally of the Harbingers, help us kill these things!''

Four mobs (regular trash mobs for the zone) spawn and make their way to the NPCs.

Defend the party against apparitions 0/4 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

Note: While these mobs are not auto-aggro, they tend to be a mix of live and undead, so either invis and IVU quickly after the hail, or back away, or be ready to engage them all at once.

These mobs will despawn if left idle for longer than two minutes. If this happens, you can re-hail to respawn them.

Speak to Risok once again 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

You say, 'Hail, Harbinger Risok'

Harbinger Risok nods his head in thanks to you, 'We're not the only Harbingers out here. Another group headed into the twisting mountain paths over there.' He points to the southwest.



Search for the second party of Harbingers 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

This updates at -2185, 1650, 5 (click for map image -- southwestern part of the zone, towards the southern boundary).

Speak to one of the scouts 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

You say, 'Hail, a Harbinger scout'

a Harbinger scout says 'I can't risk moving the entire group at once, but if you show one of my scouts the way back to the main group, they can return and lead us all there one at a time.'

This spawns another scout, which you should lead back to Harbinger Risok. This scout will act like a mercenary in that if you get too far away from it, it warps to your location.

If you happen to die or zone and lose the scout, you can re-hail to spawn another.

Lead the Harbinger scout back to Risok 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

a Harbinger scout says 'Harbinger, we were ambushed while trying to collect fear shards. We hid for some time, waiting to be rescued. But Harbinger Clykk and a few others got impatient and left us to fight their way back to camp. It looks like they didn't make it. I'll return to the other survivors and carefully lead them back to this camp.'

Speak to Harbinger Risok 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

You say, 'Hail, Harbinger Risok'

Harbinger Risok says 'Thank you for finding them, _____. We secured this area while you were away, but if Harbinger Clykk didn't make it back here, I'm afraid I must send you out to find him. Kill any of those pathetic alaran you run into along the way.'



Recover the stolen shards 0/6 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

Kill believers (any "believer") until you have six updates (there is no actual item here).

Find a survivor from the slaughtered party 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

Find a dying scout at location -1060, -2800, 15 (click for map image -- very far southeastern corner of the zone -- the easternmost "room"), and hail it.

You say, 'Hail, a dying scout'

a dying scout spits out blood as he gasps for air between words, 'Harbinger Clykk is dead ... They came from the shadows ... to the west. Kill them ... before they kill ... everyone.' His body shudders as he struggles to take his last breath.



Find the source of the apparitions 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

This updates at around -2100, -880, 3 (click for map image -- this is a passage in the far southern part of the zone).

As you approach a cluster of gestation crystals, the shards in your pack start vibrating violently. A loud musical note rings in the cavern as the fear apparitions trapped inside the crystals break free.

Kill the fear apparitions 0/3 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

These spawn from the nearby crystal and are a mix of three regular trash mobs.



Tell Harbinger Iska what has transpired 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

You say, 'Hail, Harbinger Iska'

Harbinger Iska smiles slightly as she thinks, responding slowly, 'The Believers have moved lower into the crystal. This is good. Cazic-Thule's power will be stronger there. And look what it's already doing here! Those gestation crystals must be a manifestation of his power, working to come back to life.' Harbinger Iska laughs and raises her arms into the air, 'Oh, Cazic-Thule, you will be reborn soon!'

You helped Harbinger Iska locate the missing scouts.


Rewards:
187 platinum, 5 gold
Experience (2% in Level 100 OR 3 AAs)
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No Credit For Kill
# Apr 22 2017 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I had three toons doing this at one time. One of the toons died at the first spot and didn't get credit for the kills. Appears I have to drop task and start over. Unable to spawn the four mobs again.
Experience
# Aug 15 2014 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
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Choose between 3 AA experience as the reward or 2% of the experience needed to go from 100 to 101.
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When you speak to scouts
# Oct 26 2013 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Speak to one of the scouts 0/1 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

This only updated for the one who spoke to the scout not the whole group.
Speak to Risok
# Oct 22 2013 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Four mobs (regular trash mobs for the zone) spawn and make their way to the NPCs

At this step we had the chanter cast Quiescent Insurance area effect calm around the location where the mobs spawn, ranger then pulled singles with harmonious to group a ways away.
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# Jul 27 2013 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
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The 1st defense against the apparitions part of the this task where I hailed Risok, 3 of the mobs attacked the scouts and only one aggrod the group (as I had them backed off to a safe distance and only the hailer was present).. I root parked adds and picked them off one by one, they are softer than standard trash, pretty easy. Also ALL of my group received credit even though they DID NOT hail.
Crowd Control
# Jul 19 2013 at 9:11 PM Rating: Good
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The final fight is straight forward, but you need to be able to deal with three at a time if you are not lucky or careful. Snare/root worked.
"escort" the scout
# Jul 19 2013 at 8:28 PM Rating: Good
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the scout doesn't aggro so with invis (reg and ITU because of the various mobs in the way, of course), you can just walk to the first camp and the scout will follow. No problem.

When killing the believers, I also "doused" them for the other task and got credit for both (well, dousing for the one who clicked the poison vial and the shard is "random" emote)
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Don't all Hail at once!
# Jul 18 2013 at 2:17 PM Rating: Good
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For this step

Defend the party against apparitions 0/4 (Heart of Fear: The Threshold)

each member of the part will need to hail at some point, and until they hail they will not get credit for the kills. However, for each hail, four apparitions will spawn, so my advice is to position the group well away from Riosk, and have only one person hail him, and from maximum hail range. This will spawn the apparitions of which at least one is likely to aggro. Kill it or blur it off and in either case wait out the despawn, rinse repeat. On the last hail you will need to kill all four.
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