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The Chamber of Kourush

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Kourush the Astrologer was Raiyum's chief advisor. When the Wizard-King passed on, Kourush was entombed to serve him in the afterlife.

The Chamber of Kourush
Heroic level: 11
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣820Solo/Casual ♦1,433Normal ♥1,500Hard ♠1,566Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Tomb of the Astrologer
Bestowed by: Wayfinder Skavyr
NPC contact: Wayfinder Skavyr
Quest acquired in: Sands of Menechtarun
Patron: The Free Agents
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

When exploring the Menechtarun, you located the Tomb of the Astrologer. Legend has it that Kourush the Astrologer was murdered and buried by the Wizard-King, Raiyum, at the same time that Raiyum himself achieved lich-hood. Search the tomb for Kourush's burial chamber and the treasures it must hold.

  • This is a walk-up quest and the reward NPC is located in Zawabi's Refuge - northwest of the bank.

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

Objectives

  • Explore the tomb
  • Destroy Kourush the Astrologer
  • (Optional) Take the Seal of the Heavens +10% Bonus.( ♣82 ♦143 ♥150 ♠157 )
  • (Optional) Destroy 25 Servants' Coffins (Kill 25) +10% Bonus.( ♣82 ♦143 ♥150 ♠157 )
  • (Optional) Destroy 10 Guardian Mummies (Kill 10) +20% Bonus.( ♣164 ♦287 ♥300 ♠313 )
  • (Optional) Kill Packmaster Ruuh-Ooru +15% Bonus.( ♣123 ♦215 ♥225 ♠235 )
  • (Optional) Kill Zheeregh the Summoner +15% Bonus.( ♣123 ♦215 ♥225 ♠235 )

What to Expect

  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Randomly placed quest item (mandatory: seal)

Known Traps

Map to mission entrance

None

Tips and Misc

  • Mummies are prevalent; be sure to bring plenty of Remove Curse and Remove Disease potions to combat the Mummy Rot (alternatively, a Disease Immunity item will block it; however, they will still cast their Mummy's Curse which makes healing 50% less effective, so Remove Curse clickies/potions are still a good idea).
  • The two western corridors mostly have hyenas and gnolls, although mummy guardians may spawn from the sarcophagi at the top of the stairs; after that, however, you're facing undead.
  • There are two shrines in the quest; one is always in the center, while the other is located in one of several random locations around the eastern loop.
  • The sarcophagi may contain a Guardian Mummy, which will spawn upon breaking; note that even after the optional is completed, you may still encounter several more.
  • The coffins may similarly contain a skeleton which will spawn upon breaking; note that some of them are hidden in niches in the eastern corridor.
  • Kourush will appear in a random location around the eastern loop; the DM will give you an audio clue ("Kourush the Astrologer rises from his slumber and shambles toward you.") when you near the one containing him, giving you a chance to avoid him if you need the second shrine or are pursuing bonuses. Also, you have to break his sarcophagus, giving you a chance to fight any mummies in the room first - just beware fighting near it!
    • The potential chambers (including the one where he is) will contain several sarcophagi, which will break upon entering the room; mummies might appear from them. Note that these do NOT count towards your breakables bonus; if you want that, you will need to target the sarcophagi from outside the room and break them from a distance.
    • His chest can be looted before fighting him; the Seal of the Heavens will spawn upon Kourush's demise. It's Bound to CharacterBound to Character: This item is Bound to Character; only one appears per party/instance of the quest but the optional xp is acquired by everyone.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 74 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣82 ♦143 ♥150 ♠157 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 96 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣123 ♦215 ♥225 ♠235 )
  • Conquest bonus: 118 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣205 ♦358 ♥375 ♠392 )
  • Mischief bonus: 34- or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣66 ♦115 ♥120 ♠125 )
  • Vandal bonus: 45 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣82 ♦143 ♥150 ♠157 )
  • Ransack bonus: 56 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣123 ♦215 ♥225 ♠235 )

Loot

  • Chests: Two
    • One in the center of the map, near the first shrine
    • One in Kourush's chamber
  • Collectables: Five
    • Adventurer's Pack in the north room
    • Crude Altar halfway down the eastern passage
    • Crude Altar further south
    • Adventurer's Pack still further south
    • Adventurer's Pack in the middle of the southern corridor
  • NPC rewards: Random +3-7 item; choose from 7 or guild renown. Talk to Wayfinder Skavyr in Zawabi's Refuge for your reward.

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Kourush the Astrologer(view)
Kourush the Astrologer.jpeg
 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Undead Mummy
Ruuh-Ooru(view)
Ruuh-Ooru.jpeg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Zheeregh(view)
Zheeregh.jpeg
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Entombed Slave(view)
Entombed Slave.jpeg
 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite Undead Zombie
Eternal Hunter(view)
Eternal Hunter.jpeg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦21Epic Normal Undead Skeleton
Eternal Warrior(view)
Eternal Warrior.jpeg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Undead Skeleton
Eternal Wizard(view)
Eternal Wizard.jpeg
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite Undead Skeleton
Menechtarun Ghast(view)
Menechtarun Ghast.jpeg
Based on area Undead Ghast
Menechtarun Ghoul(view)
Menechtarun Ghoul.jpeg
 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite Undead Ghoul
Menechtarun Hyena(view)
Menechtarun Hyena.jpeg
CRs missing! Animal Hyena
Mummy Guardian(view)
Mummy Guardian.jpeg
CRs missing! Undead Mummy
Mummy(view)
Mummy.jpg
CRs missing! Undead Mummy
Windlasher Ascetic(view)
Windlasher Ascetic.jpeg
CRs missing! Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Berserker(view)
Windlasher Berserker.jpg
CRs missing! Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Evoker(view)
Windlasher Evoker.jpeg
CRs missing! Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Harrier(view)
Windlasher Harrier.jpeg
CRs missing! Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Shaman(view)
Windlasher Shaman.jpeg
CRs missing! Gnoll Gnoll

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