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Ruined Keep: The Daybreak Ritual

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The Ruined Keep: The Daybreak Ritual
Level Range: 15-30
Duration: Fixed time limit
10 minutes
Base XP Range:
Takes place in: Ruined Keep
Challenge entrance(s) in: Eveningstar
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Free to Play: Yes
Group Difficulty: Easy
Solo Difficulty: Easy
5 Star Difficulty: Easy
The Ruined Keep: The Daybreak Ritual map (legend)


This challenge is located on the northeastern edge of Eveningstar, south of the foot of the large bridge.

NOTE: This challenge is referred to as "Azure Skies" in the Adventure Compendium.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!

Star Objectives

  • Defend Zenyff until the ritual is complete
  • (Optional) Protect the Spell Ward until it is fully charged
  • (Optional) Defeat Grizzled Druid
  • (Optional) Defeat Titanic Wood Woad
  • (Optional) Repair both Ballistas

Note: You must complete the first star objective to receive experience & rewards from this Challenge.

Known Traps

Tips and Misc

  • The parts to the Ballistas are down the different paths and around the ruined keep. They are randomly placed on a fixed set of locations.
  • If one of the Purple Knights falls, the shield around Zenyff will fall and all enemies will immediately aggro on him.
  • You can heal the two purple knights, but they are such bags of HP that it might be more efficient to let them fall, and defend Zenyff.
    • After a few moments, the Purple Knights will get up again, fully healed, and return to the fight.
  • You can also heal Zenyff, but he is also a bag of HP.
  • It seems that the Knights and Zenyff have reduced benefit from healing. The knights will get about 4 points for every 25 and Zenyff will get about 1 point for every 25.
  • When the Spell Ward is completed, all enemies will start with high aggro on it. Any current enemies will immediately aggro on it.
  • Titanic Wood woad is a high CR enemy. You will get a warning when you approach that it is a tough fight.

Challenge Duration

Fixed: 10 Minutes

  • Can be increased by a maximum of 1 minute via a minute of time hourglass


  • Chests: Two
    • One for completing the challenge
    • One for protecting the Spell Ward until the duration expires
  • Ingredient reward: Copper Thumbs – 250% of your total score.


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Bear( view
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Challenge Level Animal Bear
Druidic Dire Bear( view
Druidic Dire Bear.png
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Challenge Level + 9 Animal Bear
Gordy( view
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Challenge Level + 6 Plant Wood Woad
Mudman( view
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Challenge Level Elemental Muckman
Vine Horror( view
Vine Horror.jpg
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Challenge Level Plant Vine Stalker
Water Elemental( view
Water Elemental.jpg
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Challenge Level Elemental Water Elemental
Winter Wolf( view
Winter Wolf.jpg
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Challenge Level Magical Beast Wolf
Wolf( view
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Challenge Level Animal Wolf

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