TDS Progression #12: Crying for the Dead  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Money
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:The Darkened Sea
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Oct 26 02:56:11 2014
Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023

The Darkened Sea Info & Guides: Overview | Progression & Task List | Raiding | Visible Armor

This solo task begins with Thubr Axebringer (click for map image) in the western wing of Degmar.

Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Completion of "A Rising Storm" (Tempest Temple)
- Completion of "Gathering Clouds" (Tempest Temple)
- Completion of "Clearer Skies" (Tempest Temple)
- Completion of "The Edge of Balance" (Katta Castrum: Deluge)
- Completion of "The Abscent Scholar" (Katta Castrum: Deluge)
- Completion of "Just Recompense" (Brother Island)
- Completion of "The Cover of Night" (Brother Island)
- Completion of "Loyal is the Heart" (Caverns of Endless Song)
- Completion of "Leave No Brother Behind" (Caverns of Endless Song)
- Completion of "Two Sides of the Shield" (Caverns of Endless Song)
- Completion of "The Sacred Profaned" (Degmar, the Lost Castle)
- Completion of "Castle Relic" (non-progression Degmar Heroic Adventure)

Say "make" to request the task.

Upon completion of the previous task, you saw:

Thubr Axebringer beckons you closer. '_____, _____, almost time... time to [show] 'em...'

You say, 'Hail, Thubr Axebringer'

Thubr Axebringer keeps his eyes closed as he waves you away. 'Let me 'lone. I shouldna been there...' Thubr's breath smells of ale. 'Failed [again]... Will [show] them...'

You say, 'Show them?'

Thubr Axebringer says 'Yes, we'll... gather 'em. Come together in worship... ask forgiveness. Unused scrolls, glue, and blood... invite 'em. [Make] 'em look.'

You say, 'I'll make 'em look...'

Thubr Axebringer closes his eyes and hits himself in the forehead. 'Make 'em remember...'

You have been assigned the task 'Crying for the Dead'.

Thubr wants you to proclaim the ceremony to the dwarves. To do so, you must gather the items to create announcements and then place the announcements around Degmar.

Take a blank scroll from a librarian 0/1 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

Take a quill from the lost scribe 0/1 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

Take an inkwell from the lost scribe 0/1 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

Take drops of blood from the dwarves and combine them in the inkwell 0/10 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

Pick up some sticky mud in the library 0/5 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

Create announcements. Combine the full inkwell, sticky mud, and quill in the scroll 0/1 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

Any "librarian" (undead or live) can drop a "Blank Degmar Scroll".

The "Lost Scribe" is an undead mob found on the upper level of the library's rotunda. It's social with the other undead; is immune to root/snare; and has a lot of hitpoints. It drops "Degmar Inkwell" and "Degmar Quill".

Any Dwarf mob (except, apparently, the librarians) can drop "Degmar Dwarf Blood" if you're on this task.

"Sticky Mud" is a ground spawn on the floor scattered in the library. It is prelootable.

Once you have all the components in hand:

- Inside a "Degmar Inkwell", combine 10x "Degmar Dwarf Blood" to produce 1x "Full Degmar Inkwell"
- Inside a "Blank Degmar Scroll", combine: 5x "Sticky Mud" + 1x "Full Degmar Inkwell" + 1x "Degmar Quill" to produce "Memorial Ceremony Announcement"

Place a memorial announcement in the throne room and defeat opposition 0/1 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

Place a memorial announcement in the armory and defeat opposition 0/1 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

Place a memorial announcement in the brewery and defeat opposition 0/1 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

Place a memorial announcement in the forge and defeat opposition 0/1 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

Place a memorial announcement in the prison and defeat opposition 0/1 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

Head to the above areas and right-click the announcement. There doesn't appear to be specific location requirements other than being inside the room (other than not having any guards too close), so you can be choosy if you want. Doing so spawns 1x "a _____ guard", a fairly straightforward fight (mezzable; lots of hitpoints; Levels 105-106).

You stick the announcement scroll to the wall.

Throne Room: an angry guard
Armory: an enraged guard
Brewery: an outraged guard
Forge: an incensed guard
Prison: an offended guard

Speak with Thubr 0/1 (Degmar, the Lost Castle)

You say, 'Hail, Thubr Axebringer'

Thubr Axebringer says 'You'll see... now they'll come... We'll show 'em all at the [memorial]. We'll make 'em see. Ya can't forgive unless ya see...'

150 platinum

This task is repeatable with a 6-hour lockout from the time of request.
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Degmar Dwarf Blood
# May 06 2024 at 8:46 AM Rating: Excellent
175 posts
Seems any Dwarf can drop them. I got either 0, 1 or 2 from each dwarf. Averages out you'll probably have to kill 10 dwarves to get the 10 needed.
A Good Place For The Brewery Memorial
# Jul 27 2018 at 6:31 AM Rating: Excellent
43 posts
i was doing this quest just now on my 108 necro and i found a spot in the brewery that you can right click on the announcement without clearing anything and without adds. basicly get on top of the barrels in between the two counters with beer at the north wall and make sure you are in the exact middle of the two barrels and you will be able to fight the guard without trouble hope this helps someone who did not enjoy the thought of clearing a whole room Smiley: grin
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Line of sight agro
# Jul 10 2015 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
Pretty straight forward mission. For The Lost Scribe, I cleared the three mobs below his room. Respawn is @17min. 30sec. All mobs in his room was too high level to calm, so I just tagged one and pulled it down stairs. It came single. Then I tagged the ones standing near The Lost Scribe and surprisingly, it came down single as well. Cleared @ 3 or 4 mobs near the scribe and then pulled him. Lots of hitpoints, but pretty low DPS. Might be something to do with holding a quill in the primary hand.

Warning: Commander Hobbs has line of sight agro. I chose to spawn "an angry guard" for the throne room at the bottom of the stairs closest to the library as it seemed to be the spot farthest from agroing anything. However, right when I started, Commander Hobbs, who has a perfect view of my spot, came running from way across the room along with 5 or 6 dwarves to splatter my group.
Doing this with a full group
# Apr 14 2015 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
143 posts
Did this today with a full group that needed it and we only needed to click once at each location and do each kill once - not once per group member.
If you are doing this with a full group...
# Feb 24 2015 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
143 posts
If each person in the group clicks the announcements will it spawn a new mob for each? If so, any way to avoid having to rinse and repeat each for each player?


Edited, Feb 25th 2015 12:57pm by araisfeld
If you are doing this with a full group...
# Mar 10 2015 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
3,024 posts
Yes each player has to do it and a mob does spawn each time. BUT... you can clear agro somehow (evac, CoHero, feign death, etc.) and your whole group only has to kill one of the mobs. I do believe they despawn pretty quickly if not engaged.
Sippin 115 DRU **** Firiona Vie ****Agnarr
FV: 115 WAR ENC CLE MAG WIZ SHD SHM Master Alchemist ROG Master Tinkerer & Poison-Maker
Master Artisan (300+) * Baker * Brewer * Fletcher * Jeweler * Potter * Researcher * Smith * Tailor
If you are doing this with a full group...
# Jul 10 2015 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
Maybe it changed, but I only clicked with my warrior and all got the update after killing the spawned dwarf.
If you are doing this with a full group...
# Apr 13 2015 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
143 posts
Great! Thanks for the information.
# Feb 23 2015 at 1:06 PM Rating: Decent
143 posts
Anyone know what faction I need with the Priestess to be able to request this from Thubr? I'm up to "kindly" and still no luck.


# Feb 23 2015 at 2:11 PM Rating: Excellent
1,088 posts
Have you gotten credit for the heroic adventure completion ("Castle Relic")?

You need apprehensive faction with the Priestess to request and participate in that, and need it done before you can request this one.
# Feb 03 2016 at 8:47 AM Rating: Good
167 posts
I got campfired into the mission and bypassed it that way.
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Zuggle - Aradune/Mangler
# Feb 24 2015 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
143 posts
I found out you actually needed 3 quests to request this one: Castle Travel, Castle Crasher, and Castle Raid

Thanks for your reply!
# Feb 21 2015 at 7:14 AM Rating: Good
3,024 posts
First, the mission steps work fine now so any bug reports below are outdated.

Any librarian drops as many scrolls as players in group in need so one kill suffices.

Dorfs drop 4-6 bloods so that goes quick too. I got drops from guards, servers and citizen types.

The Lost Scribe is on the second level of the circular room adjacent to the main library, directly across from where you enter the library. He's up there with 6 potential adds. The room below has 2 undead spawns and a dorf guard who paths up and down the circular staircase. I cleared all these on the first level. The Lost Scribe cannot be snared. I ended up singling him by sending the mage pet and then immediately telling him to regroup. The Lost Scribe "appeared" on the first floor alone, killed my mage but then he was an easy fight. He dropped as many inkwells and quills as those in need. I battle-called my mage just to make sure he was in zone at the end of the fight.

You have to click the announcement inside the 5 rooms indicated. The announcement doesn't get consumed so have your tank do all the clicking since the summoned mob attacks immediately. Each room has a spot just clear enough from adds that you don't have to clear any of the "trash." The only exception for me was the forge where we got one add. This is the most crowded room. I found a sorta clear spot along the wall directly across from where you enter but a confused artisan did meander by and agro.

4% regular XP.

Edited, Feb 21st 2015 10:09am by Sippin
Sippin 115 DRU **** Firiona Vie ****Agnarr
FV: 115 WAR ENC CLE MAG WIZ SHD SHM Master Alchemist ROG Master Tinkerer & Poison-Maker
Master Artisan (300+) * Baker * Brewer * Fletcher * Jeweler * Potter * Researcher * Smith * Tailor
# Feb 25 2015 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
143 posts
Thanks, great info.
# Dec 07 2014 at 7:01 PM Rating: Good
770 posts
HOTFIX NOTES: Nov 24, 2014
- Crying for the Dead - You can now get task credit for creating the Full Degmar Inkwell by hailing Thubr Axebringer in Degmar if you have the full inkwell in your possession or you have already created the Memorial Announcements. The final hail of the task will also give you credit for the Full Degmar Inkwell step even if you have already completed all the other steps of the quest.

Test server patch on 12/2 rolled out a permanent fix -- a fix which should go live with the 12/9 game update.

Edited, Dec 7th 2014 7:03pm by Tobynn
# Dec 27 2014 at 6:41 PM Rating: Good
211 posts
The fix is now live. The combine produced task updates for six PC's this PM.
Bugged Quest update
# Nov 20 2014 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
52 posts
Rumor has it that you can now hail Thubr Axebringer while you have the full inkwell and have it update.
Quest is Bugged (November 19th, 2014)
# Nov 20 2014 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
As of the November 19th Patch (That was supposed to be ever so awesome, and is ever so Not awesome) .......This quest is bugged.

Everything in the quest will update EXCEPT the step where it says to "Take 10 drops of blood and combine them inside the inkwell"

You will however,be able to continue the quest after combining the 10 drops of blood to create a "Full Inkwell", create the mercenary assignment, and spawn the 5 guards in 5 locations of Degmar. Sadly though, you will not be able to complete the quest due to missing the combine blood portion.

Do not attempt to redo the quest, as it is internally bugged. (We tried, twice)

I can only assume that when SoE decided to remove the quill and inkwell from your inventory after making the full inkwell, they forgot to code in the step update.

-- While we are on Degmar Castle bugs....fix the pathing and wall warping mobs appearing on extended target windows for no reason whatsoever.

-- OH.... and stop with the "no zone" tags on items, when your cant even fix your own memory leaks, and players risk crashing while inside Degmars.

Outraged Guard
# Nov 12 2014 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Killed dwarfs in the brewery for the blood then started clicks. Outraged Guard has 7million hit points & will update upon death everyone in group on the defat opposition step. So only one person needs to click the Memorial ceremony announcement to spawn one. Task completes upon Hail to Thubr.

Edited, Nov 12th 2014 10:51am by imingame

Edited, Nov 12th 2014 11:02am by imingame
Toug Toosexy
an enraged guard
# Nov 04 2014 at 10:23 PM Rating: Good
228 posts
When you call the summon, you don't actually have to be dead centre of the room. Just in the door some.

Ok, the brewery you actually need to be some-what in the middle.

Edited, Nov 4th 2014 11:33pm by Stickietoes95
You just GNOMED THAT!.

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