Houses of Thex  

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
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Call of the Forsaken
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Oct 8 07:06:36 2013
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020

Call of the Forsaken Info & Guides: Overview | Progression & Task List | Raiding | Visible Armor

This is a group mission that begins with Prince Tarant Thex (click for map) in Neriak Fourth Gate.

Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Level 85
- Completed "The Missing Scroll"
- Completed "Fourth Gate Investigation"
- Completed "Cautious Recruitment"
- Must be illusioned as a Dark Elf

You say, 'Hail, Prince Tarant Thex'

Prince Tarant Thex says 'You? I had not expected you to dare to return here. I should slay you for your impertinence, but I might have need of you. Are you here with just a small [group], or have you actually brought a [force] with you?'

You say, 'I have a group...'

Prince Tarant Thex says 'Normally I would never involve outsiders in family matters, but these are unusual times. The king and queen have been at war for decades. Their battles have always been quiet and indirect. But recently both have seen [divinations] from some other realm, and that has changed things.'

You say, 'Divinations?'

Prince Tarant Thex says 'I haven't seen them, and obviously they don't confide in me. What I know is that they have had visions of powerful creatures -- golems, actually -- from some other realm. They have been building these creatures and plan to use them to [defeat each other]. Perfect, really: They don't have to get directly into battle with each other and therefore don't risk looking weak if they lose.'

You say, 'Defeat each other?'

Prince Tarant Thex says 'Fools. They want each other dead but won't take any real risks. Their hatred for each other is matchless, but their unwillingness to fail is just as great. I can't interfere; I can't risk the wrath of both of them. But they hate you immensely already, as any dark elf will. You could go and [defeat these golems]. As long as they both lose, then things won't change. If one of them gains control of the dark elves the world would certainly change in a way you would not appreciate.'

You say, 'We'll defeat these golems'

Prince Tarant Thex says 'Good. Go then. I can send you to where they confront each other even now, as soon as you are [prepared].'

You have been assigned the task 'Houses of Thex'.

The prince has asked you to help defuse the upcoming conflict between the king and queen. To do this, he believes you will need to destroy both the golems they have created.

You say, 'I am prepared...'

Prince Tarant Thex says 'Go then. I shall send a servant to return you if you need to flee or if by some miracle you manage to complete your task.'


Task Steps

Speak with King or Queen Thex 0/1 (Neriak Fourth Gate)

Kill both of the golems 0/2 (Neriak Fourth Gate)

Open the chest for your reward 0/1 Neriak Fourth Gate)

Triggering the Event

All mobs are non-aggro until the event is triggered. Speak with either the Queen or the King to trigger the event.

With the Queen, you see:

You say, 'Hail, Queen Cristanos Thex'

Queen Cristanos Thex shouts 'What are you doing here, scum? Go away. [What happens] here has nothing to do with you.'

You say, 'What happens?'

Queen Cristanos Thex shouts 'This is of NO MATTER TO YOU! Begone! If you [interfere] in any way, I will destroy you and use your corpse as a scullery maid!'

You say, 'Me? Interfere?'

Queen Cristanos Thex shouts 'That can be the only reason you are here. Fine, the king will have to wait. I will destroy you first!'

King Naythox Thex shouts 'In this one thing, wife, I will join in your hatred. But when they are slain we will finish what we started!'

With the King, you see:

You say, 'Hail, King Naythox Thex'

King Naythox Thex shouts 'Well, it's you. I see you've come to witness the queen's [fall]. Please hold back your laughter at her suffering. I want her to hear mine.'

You say, 'Her fall?'

King Naythox Thex shouts 'Of course she will fail. That is her destiny. You just [sit aside] and watch. Do NOT interfere. I know you will wish to assist me, but I can't allow that. Her defeat must be at my hands.'

You say, 'We will not sit aside!'

King Naythox Thex shouts 'I said, stay out of this. If you [insist] on interfering, I won't hesitate to kill you first.'

You say, 'We insist!'

King Naythox Thex shouts 'Well then, my dear wife will have to wait.'

Queen Cristanos Thex shouts 'No, husband. I will help you destroy them. This is NOT their affair!'

Once they're done shouting at each other, the two golems aggro (zonewide auto-aggro on anyone in the zone).

The Golems

To complete the event, you have to kill both "Bone Crusher" and "Nightmare Devourer". There are no balancing or proximity requirements, and they have fairly long leash ranges (will warp back to spawn point if leashed).

Due to their mechanics, you'll probably want to keep them separated from each other.

Each golem hits for a max ~12,500 and has some tricks.

Bone Crusher

Bone Crusher has a few emotes:

Bone Crusher shouts 'Sooo cooooold!'
--- 5-second warning for the AE "Cold Jolt":

Cold Jolt: PB AE 110', Chromatic (-850)
1: Decrease HP when cast by 53846
2: Decrease Movement by 50%
3: Inhibit Melee Attacks by (35%)

Get the one called _____, my creation!
--- 10-second warning for the targeted AE "Sonic Jolt":

Sonic Jolt: Targeted AE 75', Chromatic (-850)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 23076 per tick
2: Increase Effective Casting Level by 85

As long as Bone Crusher is a live, auras called "an energy pulse" will appear from the cave behind King Naythox Thex. These auras will target a specific player, who should kite the aura around until it dissipates. The auras move at a very slow speed, so should be easy for any class to kite. Anyone caught in one of these auras will have "Jolt" chain-casted upon them.

An energy pulse moves toward _____.
--- This is the emote that indicates the aura's target.

Jolt: Single Target, Chromatic (-900)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 20000
2: Stun (0.05 sec)

There may be another emote missing here (what is it?), one which indicates the spawn of "a power-loaded crystal" which AEs "Explosive Response":

Explosive Response: PB AE 45', Unresistable (-900)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 80000
2: Knockback (5) and Toss Up (5)

Nightmare Devourer

Nightmare Devourer has an aura around it, "Cartilage Decay":

Cartilage Decay: Single Target, Chromatic (-850)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 10000 per tick
2: Decrease Movement by 25%

It also buffs itself "Death's Echo" throughout the event:

Death's Echo: Self 0', Unresistable (0)
1: Increase Chance to Reflect Spell by 20%

It has one emote-based spell attack.

The one called _____! Take that one's essence, my pet!
--- 10-second warning for the targeted AE "Grave Chill":

Grave Chill: Targeted AE 75', Chromatic (-900)
1: Decrease Mana by 2000 per tick
2: Inhibit Melee Attacks by (70%)
3: Decrease Attack Speed by 170%

Nightmare Devourer spawns health-based adds called "a voracious ghoul" (at what health points, specifically?). Note that these adds despawn upon the event's completion.


Kill the two golems to complete the event.

King Naythox Thex shouts 'Impossible! I guess you knew you could not defeat me, Cristanos. If you must rely on outsiders to ensure your survival, then surely you and your followers are doomed. Come, it is time we retired.'

Queen Cristanos Thex shouts 'What? You fool! My hatred for you grows even stronger! Come, we have plans to make.'

225 platinum

Possible Chest Loot (1 item + 0-1 armor piece + 0-1 Rk. II spell):

Bloodletting Epee
Darklight Archon Earring
Darklight Emblem
Master of Beasts Earring
Stud of Lost Life

Bracer of Latent Ether
Gloves of Latent Ether
Helm of Latent Ether
Leggings of Latent Ether

Song: Brusco's Burning Call Rk. II
Spell: Anticipated Interposition Rk. II
Spell: Natural Unity Rk. II
Spell: Permeating Ice Rk. II
Spell: Remote Relentless Servant Rk. II
Spell: Shout of the Bosquetender Rk. II
Spell: Spiritual Unity Rk. II
Tome: Last Stand Discipline Rk. II
Tome: Sting of the Wasp Rk. II
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# May 13 2017 at 6:47 PM Rating: Good
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Above write up indicates level 85 required to request, which may or not be true, I cannot confirm that. However, appears to be a separate level requirement for entry into the instance. A level 93 was not permitted entry:

You say, 'prepared'

Prince Tarant Thex flashes a condescending sneer, 'A mewling like yourself would only be an embarrassment. Come back when you've gained some experience and can fend for yourself.'
# May 15 2017 at 12:05 PM Rating: Excellent
Tobynn wrote:
Above write up indicates level 85 required to request, which may or not be true, I cannot confirm that. However, appears to be a separate level requirement for entry into the instance. A level 93 was not permitted entry:

You say, 'prepared'

Prince Tarant Thex flashes a condescending sneer, 'A mewling like yourself would only be an embarrassment. Come back when you've gained some experience and can fend for yourself.'

I've been told that by NPC's and it turned out I was missing some progression task some where.

Have you completed the following?

"The Missing Scroll"
"Fourth Gate Investigation"
"Cautious Recruitment"

Edited, May 15th 2017 1:06pm by Gidono
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# May 15 2017 at 8:18 PM Rating: Good
770 posts
Shouldn't be any pre-requisites merely for participating; those typically fall on the person actually requesting the mission. However, yes, I did complete the Missing Scrolls prior, just to have the in-zone darkie illusion, but that's it. I ran a level 93 character through all the progression missions in the expansion (progression missions and nothing else), and this was the one and only mission I was denied access. The Prince telling me to gain some experience, I assumed to mean "level up, noob."

Tried again at level 95. Prince now lets me in, no problem. Still haven't done anything else in the theme aside from that Missing Scrolls task.

Edited, May 15th 2017 11:28pm by Tobynn
# Sep 05 2015 at 5:46 PM Rating: Good
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Not sure how you split these 2 mobs since they auto-agro, and evidently zone-wide. My group of 105's just killed them together. Was a close fight requiring close to chain casting of druid group heal while both nameds were up. Once the first one died, Nightmare Devourer, the fight became easy. Adds were LB and mezzable.

Dark elf illusion does not persist when you zone in here so the Queen will insult you and not follow the dialogue necessary to make the mobs agro. Fortunately, we had an enchanter to cast dark elf illusion on the group.

This completes the achievement Lesser Hero of the Call (assuming you've become a Hero of West Karana, Bixie and Dead Hills) and the reward is a no-drop 30 purity augment.

Edited, Sep 5th 2015 7:47pm by Sippin
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Houses of Thex
# Jan 11 2014 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
Yes it is Houses of Thex.I like the Bone Crusher.
# Dec 26 2013 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
The mission takes about 12-13 minutes with my group, a Bard and Shammy in group gear, with a tank and healer merc. Goes a lot faster with a full group, I kill slow with my duo.

Edited, Dec 26th 2013 8:15pm by Jmacbard
# Dec 15 2013 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
Killed them with War, Wiz, Necro, Ench and 2 cleric mercs.

Split tanked them where they spawn with war and necro pet. Full disc burn to kill BC first then, finish off ND while slightly avoiding aura's.

FYI: Cartilage Decay is active when you zone in but pet does not get hit by it.

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Nightmare Devourer
# Dec 03 2013 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
Nightmare Devourer is an Undead
warp backs
# Nov 30 2013 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
Today we found both golems has a range from which warp backs to spawn point.
Nightmare spawns
# Nov 24 2013 at 8:17 AM Rating: Good
116 posts
The spawns from Nightmare mob are "a voracious ghoul" really no threat and they will poof shortly after nightmare dies. I take out Bone Crusher first just because of the auras and such, he's more of a threat to the group. Task locks soon as you hail either the king or queen.

100 gnomish enchanter
Final Assault
# Nov 01 2013 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
443 posts
im almost 98.764156% sure Royal Emblem does NOT drop in this chest.
Task Name Correction
# Oct 13 2013 at 9:12 PM Rating: Good
70 posts
The actual task/mission name is "Houses of Thex"
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