Mining for Ancient Secrets
|Mining for Ancient Secrets is the 4th quest in The Dreaming Dark .|
|Eye of the Titan • Reclaiming Memories • Raiding the Giants' Vault (solo quest) • Mining for Ancient Secrets • The Dreaming Dark|
This mine dates back to the ancient Giant empire. But the Path of Inspiration cult has recently sent miners into its depths, delving for some hidden treasure.
|Requires access to : The Dreaming Dark|
|Mining for Ancient Secrets|
|Takes place in:||Aspect Mine|
|Quest acquired in:||Isle of Forgotten Dreams|
|Patron:||The Coin Lords|
|Purchase:||The Dreaming Dark or VIP|
In order to repair the Stormreaver's Interdiction Lens, you will need to retrieve a piece of Aspect Crystal.
Velrath believes that the ancient giants mined this crystal from an Aspect Mine on the Isle of Forgotten Dreams.
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- Collect the Aspect Crystal
- Destroy the psionic Control Crystals (2)
- (Optional) Slay Larazgl — Bonus (14.5%): Heroic
What to Expect
- Spawning/respawning monsters
- Randomly placed shrine (the north shrine appears only on hard and elite difficulties)
Tips and Misc
The adventure is linear. Go south to find the crest, and then make your way back north and east to use the crest to enter the end fight.
Left (north from the first T-intersection) beyond a Secret door (Secret door DC) are some undead, a shrine and a chance for the rare skeleton mage Larazgl (chest not on map).
As with other quests in this chain, the adventure is a relatively quick one. You enter a mine with many Inspired fighters and Clerics that try to stop you. Warpriests are nastiest and heal the allies often. The mine halls are narrow, so it is difficult for casters with lots of area-of-effect attacks to avoid attacks on the Wildmen slaves, who will attack you as well if provoked. For smaller parties that can pinpoint attacks and have no need for Conquest bonus, you might choose to leave the Wildmen alone.
The boss and several minions guard two Control Crystals that keep the nearby Aspect Crystal guarded by a force field. Slay the boss and destroy the crystals.
The Control Crystals have DR2/- and (as with many other crystals of their type) are more vulnerable to sonic and force damage. Don't destroy the Control Crystal without first engaging the end boss or you may not get credit for the crystal's destruction and will be unable to finish the quest.
Some minions will respawn on destruction of the first crystal. Pick up the Aspect Crystal to complete the quest.
- Aggression bonus: 39 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.
- Onslaught bonus: 51 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.
- Conquest bonus: 62 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.
- Chests: 2
- NPC rewards: Standard
|Name ( picture )||CR||Type||Race|
|Blackfang Bat ( view • )||Animal||Bat|
|Control Crystal ( view • )||0||Construct||Inanimate Object|
|Dar Qat Archer ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Dar Qat Captain ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Dar Qat Soldier ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Elite Skeleton Archer ( view • )||Undead||Skeleton|
|Elite Skeleton Knight ( view • )||Undead||Skeleton|
|Elite Skeleton Sorcerer ( view • )||Undead||Skeleton|
|Glasvryn Tal ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Inspired Dar Qat Warpriest ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Inspired Mender ( view • )||Humanoid||Human|
|Larazgl ( view • )||Undead||Skeleton|
|Wildman Slave ( view • )||Monstrous Humanoid||Wildman|