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Through a Mirror Darkly

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Turbine point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Shadowfell Conspiracy

You find a small hand mirror as you enter the foyer of Oldstone Hall. The image in the mirror is dark and murky, but the glass pulses with a mysterious power.

Through a Mirror Darkly
Heroic level: 16
Epic level: 26
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣5,103Solo/Casual ♦8,855Normal ♥9,205Hard ♠9,555Elite
Epic XP:  ♣24,668Solo/Casual ♦42,314Normal ♥43,515Hard ♠44,716Elite
Takes place in: Oldstone Hall
Bestowed by: Jacinta Last
NPC contact: Jacinta Last
Quest acquired in: Wheloon Docks
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Base favor: 7
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
Through a Mirror Darkly map
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Overview

The headstrong adventurer Oriphaun Huntsilver has learned that the Netherese have obtained a Nether Scroll - and he wants you to help him take it away from them.

Go to Oldstone Hall inside Wheloon Prison, and meet Oriphaun Huntsilver there.

  • This is the fifth and final quest of the Shadow Over Wheloon story arc, and requires completion of the first four quests to be flagged.

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


Objectives

  • Help Oriphaum retrieve the Nether Scroll
  • Use the Mirror of Shadows in your possession to enter the Shadowfell
  • Gather Light Orbs - 4 total
  • Gather Shadow Orbs - 4 total
  • Defeat the Shade Wizard, Tyvrus
  • (Optional) Defeat Auralace the Arcane Assassin (15% of base XP)
  • (Optional) Defeat Cygl'ghax the Shadow Beholder (22% of base XP)
  • (Optional) Defeat Jannek the Shadar-kai Archer(?% of base XP)
  • (Optional) Find all the Archwizard's Orders - 4 total (15% of base XP)

Known Traps

Trap DC

  • Blades in chest room (pressure plate should be disarmed on Material Plane)

Tips and Misc

  • This quest takes place in two near-mirror dimensions: the light and the shadow side. They can be distinguished by the mini-map; the Shadowfell's mini-map has a purplish tinge, while the real world's mini-map is the normal black.
  • Acid, Cold, and Fire resistance is helpful.
  • You may come upon some hostile Dragon Knights and War Wizards; they're being controlled by Shadow Puppeteers, and if you kill *these* the Cormyreans will switch sides.
  • Upon entering the quest, each player receives a mirror that can be used to travel to the other dimension.
  • Players need to switch dimensions to bypass blocked doors and collect four orbs in each dimension. Character/group location on the map is very important - check frequently as a passageway may continue in the "other" dimension.
  • It is not advisable to teleport into the middle of an unexplored room as this can send a player right into a group of Shades and Shadar-Kai Assassins, resulting in a swift death on elite difficulties.
  • Placing all eight orbs in their pedestals opens up a passage to the end fight.
  • During the end fight, Shadar-Kai will periodically spawn in both dimensions and the boss will periodically teleport to the other dimension, leaving behind an invulnerable image of himself. In the Shadowfell you'll be fighting Assassins and Blackguards, while you'll only be facing Shar Worshippers in the real world; he will return in a minute or two, so it may be worthwhile to simply stay in one plane and take the time to heal/rebuff between encounters.
  • Locations of the Light Orbs (all in the real world):
    • The First is in the southeast room on the bottom floor.
    • The Second is in the southwest room of the top floor, guarded by Auralace and several Shadar-kai assassins.
    • The Third is in the middle room off the eastern corridor on the top floor.
    • The Fourth is in the northwest room on the bottom floor.
  • Locations of the Shadow Orbs (all in the Shadowfell):
    • The First is in the room along the south corridor on the bottom floor.
    • The Second is on a balcony on the top floor along the eastern corridor, overlooking the entrance.
    • The Third is on the top floor at the western end of the northern corridor.
    • The Fourth is in the northeast room on the bottom floor.
  • Locations of the Orders (all in the Shadowfell):
    • The First is on a table immediately after you enter the Shadowfell.
    • The Second is in a room off the eastern corridor on the top floor.
    • The Third is in the northeast room on the top floor.
    • The Fourth is in a room off the north corridor, on the bottom floor.
  • Cygl'ghax will appear in a pit just beyond the third Shadow Orb (the one on the balcony); he will only spawn after you've gone over the edge.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 143 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Onslaught bonus: 187-189 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Conquest bonus: 221-228 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Mischief bonus: 48-52 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Vandal bonus: 62 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
    • Traps bonus may not be possible due to trapsmiths.

Loot

  • Chests: Five
    • One for defeating Cygl'ghax
    • One for defeating Auralace
    • One for defeating Jannek
    • One behind a secret door
    • One end chest
  • NPC rewards: Always contains the following named Armor, along with three random items

Named Rewards

Armor, BtCoA

Note: These armors can have their enchantments stripped at Cannith Crafting chamber and still retain their armor bonuses as ML1 craftables. Probably not WAI.

Named Chest Drop

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