Arx Mentis Event #2: Principal Quastori Numicia  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Event
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Loot
Success Lockout Timer: 116:00:00
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:The Darkened Sea
Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:6
Max. # of Players:54
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Oct 26 04:12:51 2014
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020

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This is a raid event in the expedition into Arx Mentis.


- This event takes place in the garden area of the Citadel.

- You'll see Principal Quastori Numicia standing on the balcony overlooking the area, three researchers, nine animated books, and two golems (one purple; one green).

- Event is triggered through dialogue with Principal Quastori Numicia or by killing all three researchers.

- Firiona Vie and friends will be here assisting with beneficial spells.

Phase One:

- Principal Quastori Numicia (non-aggro in this phase) and any researchers still alive each spawn animated books that attack.
--- Animated Books have an aura that inflicts players with "Paper Cut" (66,000 dmg).

- A slow-moving dervish is also here, has two auras around it: "Static Spark" (66,000 dmg + 1-second stun) and "Blinding Pages" (1-tick Blind).
--- If the dervish comes in contact with an animated book, it devours it and grows in size.

- Green Golem:
--- Casts single-target "Uncontrolled Growth" (39,003 dmg + DOT for 55,300 hp/tick for 3 ticks).
------ This spell is preceded by an emote 10 seconds in advance of its cast (three targets at a time). It is not known whether or not it's avoidable.
--- Spawns small golem adds (mezzable for max 15 seconds; stunnable).
------ Adds drop items called "Auctus Core", clickable on the Purple Golem (more details below).
------ If golem adds get near the Purple Golem, they grow in size, eventually becoming an additional full-strength Green Golem.

- Purple Golem:
--- Random-target viral spell "Energy Charge" every 20 seconds: 75,000 dmg + silence for 3 ticks.
------ "Energy Charge" goes viral (30' range around inflicted player) every 14-30 seconds.
--- Gains power, eventually leading up to the cast of "Energy Arc" (default timer is every 40 seconds).
------ "Energy Arc" is a 3,000' range PBAE for 130,000 dmg + 5,000 mana drain + 4,000 endurance drain.
------ Players can reset this timer to zero (preventing its cast) by equipping and clicking an "Auctus Core" on it.
--------- This item is dropped by the adds spawned by the Green Golem.
--------- Use of an "Auctus Core" triggers a 10' range AE around the Purple Golem for 30,000 dmg + 500 mana drain + 500 endurance drain.

- For both Golems:
--- If they are close together, they gain in power.
------ Green Golem spawns adds more frequently (10 seconds faster).
------ Purple Golem gains power faster (10 seconds gained per 5 seconds together).
--- At random times, a green golem add can stop attacking and start slowly moving towards the Purple Golem.
------ The add will try to reach the Purple Golem for a period of 10 seconds before returning to normal.

- Phase One ends once either golem reaches 50% health.
--- At this time, the dervish allows itself to be absorbed by the golem with least amount of health.
------ If it's the Purple Golem, the golem gains the "Static Spark" ability (66,000 dmg + 1-second stun).
------ If it's the Green Golem, the golem gains a "Gust of Growth" ability (PBAE 60' range 1-second stun + knockback).
--- For either ability, it is cast every 40 seconds (less 4 seconds per animated book devoured by the dervish in the first phase).

Phase Two:

- This phase is the same as the first, except the dervish is no longer a factor and one of the golems has an additional ability.

- Phase Two ends when either golem reaches 25% health.

Phase Three:

- Principal Quastori Numicia sacrifices herself and 'absorbs' into the healthier of the two large golems.
--- As she's no longer "here", she no longer spawns animated books.

- Green Golem:
--- Stops spawning small golem adds (Auctus Cores no longer drop).

- Purple Golem:
--- Casts "Burning Arc" (damage spell for 130,000 dmg) + "Neural Arc" (mana drain for 5,000 mana) + "Vitality Arc" (endurance drain for 4,000 endurance)
------ "Neural Arc" is less effective if closer to the golem.
------ "Vitality Arc" is less effective if away from the golem.

- If Principal Quastori Numicia was absorbed into the Green Golem:
--- All small green golem adds currently alive instantly grow into full-strength Green Golems.
--- The Green Golem spawns multiple full-strength green golem adds every 60 seconds.

- If Principal Quastori Numicia was absorbed into the Purple Golem:
--- The Purple Golem shields itself (HP locked) every 15 seconds.


- Kill the two golems to win the event.

- Reset: If either golem is left idle for 30 seconds, the event resets.


Possible chest loot includes 1-2 armor pieces (first list) + 1-3 other items (second list) + 4-8 spells (third list) + 0-1 "Elder Source of Creation" (cultural aug) + 0-1 "Parogressio" (chase item):

Darkwater Armguards
Darkwater Bracer

Clipi Stella
Facia Ingens
Facia Lepiorus
Facia Nitori
Facia Ortiatum
Facia Quietus
Facia Vitala
Farrum Ventus
Festinata Lemmai
Fortuitum Vitae
Ira Facius
Lamna Felicis
Medallion of the Praetorum
Mask of the Praetorum
Praedatora Facius
Rosi Auriun
Statuae Clipium

Minor Essence of the Citadel
Lesser Essence of the Citadel
Median Essence of the Citadel
Greater Essence of the Citadel
Glowing Essence of the Citadel

In addition to chest loot, everyone in the zone receives 1x "Fragment of the Apitarx Key" (clicking 12 of these items grants flag for final event).

Also, everyone receives 10x "Arx Energy Crystal" (used to buy raid gear). This event unlocks the following items from Researcher Orbiana (click for map image) in the zone-in area of Katta Castrum: Deluge:

Animio Negris
Bestia Responsa
Clipi Stella
Fortuitum Vitae
Lamna Felicis
Libre Vitalia
Medallion of the Praetorum
Rosi Auriun
Statuae Clipium

FACE Items
Curatia Facius
Facia Fatuom
Facia Ingens
Facia Lepiorus
Facia Nitori
Facia Ortiatum
Facia Quietus
Facia Vitala
Ira Facius
Mask of the Praetorum
Praedatora Facius

Weapons & Shields
Farrum Ventus
Festinata Lemmai
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# Feb 22 2015 at 9:08 PM Rating: Excellent
313 posts
# Feb 18 2015 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Moose. Uncontrolled Growth does hit 3 people at a time.
Master Poison Crafter, Shadowblade
# Feb 22 2015 at 6:56 AM Rating: Decent
108 posts
You misunderstood what I said. It was previously listed as targeting 3 different people for an AE, so they needed to get away from the rest of the raid and each other. It is now STILL TARGETING 3 DIFFERENT PEOPLE, except it's no longer an AE on those people. It's ok, that you misunderstood, though, because the admin understood and corrected the write-up, thaaanks.
Uncontrolled Growth from Arc Auctus Ingens
# Feb 18 2015 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
108 posts
In the Summary above, "--- Emote-based targeted 60' range AE spell "Uncontrolled Growth" (39,003 dmg + DOT for 55,300 hp/tick for 3 ticks). " is listed for the Uncontrolled Growth spell from Arc Auctus Ingens (Green Golem). Though I found nothing mentioned in patch/update notes regarding a change, I was told that it had been changed from AE to single-targetted. Also, in the spell details, it is listed as "Target Type: Single."

So which is it?
also Farrum Ventus droped
# Dec 09 2014 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Also droped Farrum Ventus

Elwing, Paladin of D`Pikey, Antonius Bayle
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