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Desecrated Temple of Vol

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Centuries ago the Black Abbot sealed those who remained faithful to Vol deep in the Catacombs of this temple. The wails at night indicate something somehow survived.


Desecrated Temple of Vol
Heroic level: 14
Epic level: 29
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,069Solo/Casual ♦5,344Normal ♥5,572Hard ♠5,800Elite
Epic XP:  ♣14,596Solo/Casual ♦24,977Normal ♥25,627Hard ♠26,277Elite
Takes place in: Desecrated Temple of Vol
Bestowed by: Holton Kisane
NPC contact: Holton Kisane
Quest acquired in: The Necropolis
Patron: The Silver Flame
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Holton Kisane had a dream last night where he saw Vol and one of her High Priests. The Lady spoke to him, saying this Priest was buried beneath the Desecrated Temple of Vol. If Holton freed this High Priest, and proved he was worthy, then Vol's chosen would aid in the battle against the Black Abbot. Sir Rohine does not believe Holton and refuses to release him from his post, so Holton has asked you to venture to the Desecrated Temple and find the High Priest.


Spoiler Warning: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!

Objectives

  • Locate the Abbot's Seal
  • Acquire the keys to the Abbot's seal (2 keys)
  • Open the Seal (2 boxes)
  • Enter the catacombs
  • Find the Priest of Vol
  • Slay the vampire priests (total 6)
  • Return to the High Priest
  • Defeat the High Priest's Honor Guard
  • (Optional) Defeat the Inevitables of Dolurrh (total 9): Heroic: +15% Bonus.( ♣460 ♦802 ♥836 ♠870 ) / Epic: +15% Bonus.( ♦3,747 ♥3,844 ♠3,942 )
  • (Optional) Destroy the Offerings to Vol: Heroic: +40% Bonus.( ♣1,228 ♦2,138 ♥2,229 ♠2,320 ) / Epic: +40% Bonus.( ♦9,991 ♥10,251 ♠10,511 )

What to Expect

  • Traps (fixed)
  • Point of no return
  • Spawning/respawning monsters

Known Traps

Trap DC

Spinning blades, shooting darts

Tips and Misc

Walkthrough (largely thanks to Lost Leader)

Drop down into the temple. In the middle you will see the seal made by the Black Abbot. On either side of the seal is a lockbox and a lever. Pulling the levers will reveal doors to either side of the hall. The halls are filled with whirring blades and flaming darts, at the end of which is a chest containing a gold key on one side, and a silver key on the other. They will each open one of the warding lockboxes. Each person who opens a chest gets a key. The passage on the left is easier to get through the traps, just have to take a quick dip underwater to get there. Have two people go this way, one being a high AC type. Death Ward and Fire Resist are very beneficial throughout this quest, and both chests are guarded by shadows and quells, so buff up before you go for the keys.

Open the lock boxes on either side of the pit. This lowers the seal and allows you to drop down. At the bottom will be a room of clay golems; smite or beat them down. Next, a group of three quells will attack. One is red-named. Watch out for firewalls, acid fogs and Otto's irresistible dance (the 8th level version). Once you defeat the three quells, you can enter into the vampire's hallways.

The halls are filled with vampires and bats; shadows and wheeps will pop from the ground as you go. If you break the sacrificial urns, shadows will pop out. You must move through the hallways and destroy the randomly located vampiric priests of vol. Some of the halls may close behind you. Which gates close is randomly generated. Also, the shadows in this temple are immune to Firewall, so you will need to deal with the shadows by other means.

A couple of things to note while you clear the halls of vampires: first, there is a chest that can spawn in any room in the vampire halls, so keep an eye out for it. Second, down the hall across from the shrine is a secret door. When you open it, four wheeps will attack, and it will reveal a locked door (DC50 lockpick). On the other side of the locked door is a portal that will take you to another plane, with bad side affects for curing magic. Go through and defeat the maruts. When the maruts are dead it will send you back to the Temple of Vol, a chest now sitting in the room. This chest has a chance to drop pieces of the Shield. Note: if there are any dead party members when the last marut is slain, there will be no way to get back to them. Their soul is trapped back where they died.

After you have completed the vampire slaying, finding your chest, and optional maruts, return to the entry to the vampire halls. Talk to the High Priest to begin the last encounter. A simple tactic is to fill the room with firewalls, and when all of the High Priest's bodyguards attack, they will find themselves burning in an inferno. Collect your last chest; this one will perhaps have a piece of the Sigil, then return home for your end reward.

  • The Inevitables come in three waves of increasing numbers

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 80 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣307 ♦534 ♥557 ♠580 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 105 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣460 ♦802 ♥836 ♠870 )
  • Conquest bonus: 128 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣767 ♦1,336 ♥1,393 ♠1,450 )
  • Mischief bonus: 13 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣246 ♦428 ♥446 ♠464 )
  • Vandal bonus: 17 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣307 ♦534 ♥557 ♠580 )
  • Ransack bonus: 21 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣460 ♦802 ♥836 ♠870 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3 total:
    • 1 for killing the Inevitables
    • 1 randomly placed
    • 1 end chest
  • Collectables: 7
    • Crude Altar in the northeast passage, just before the Silver Key
    • Adventurer's Pack in the northwest passage, along the south wall with the fourth group of blades
    • Crude Altar and Adventurer's Pack in the northwest passage, just before the dart traps (pack under the south stairs)
    • Fungus Patch and Crude Altar in the southwest room
    • Fungus Patch in the south room
  • NPC rewards: Random item
  • Shield Pieces

Named Chest Drop

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
The Seal Keeper(view)
The Seal Keeper.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♠21Elite Undead Quell
Vol Honor Guard(view)
Vol Honor Guard.jpg
 ♠20Elite Undead Vampire
Vampiric Priest of Vol(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Vampire
Blackfang Bat(view)
BlackFangBat.png
 ♠14Elite Animal Bat
Clay Golem(view)
Clay Golem.jpg
 ♦10Normal Construct Golem
Inevitable(view)
Inevitable.jpg
 ♦15Normal ♥38Epic Hard Construct Golem
Quell(view)
Quell.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Quell
Shadow of Vol(view)
Shadow of Vol.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Shadow
Undead Giant Rat(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠13Elite Animal Rat
Vampire Spawn of Vol(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Vampire
Vampiric Knight of Vol(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Vampire
Wheep(view)
Wheep.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Wheep

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