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Seizing the Dawn

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Seizing the Dawn
Heroic level: 12
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,788Solo/Casual ♦3,123Normal ♥3,268Hard ♠3,412Elite
Epic XP:  ♣10,020Solo/Casual ♦17,111Normal ♥17,521Hard ♠17,932Elite
Takes place in: Canyon of the Eternal Sun*
Bestowed by: Fain d'Phiarlan
NPC contact: Fain d'Phiarlan
Quest acquired in: Lordsmarch Plaza
Patron: Morgrave University
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview


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

Objectives

  • Explore the Canyons
  • Find the Sealing Crests
  • (Optional) Save the Missing Cleric — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣179 ♦312 ♥327 ♠341 ) Epic( ♣1,002 ♦1,711 ♥1,752 ♠1,793 )
  • (Optional) Slay Thok Ul'kuur — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣179 ♦312 ♥327 ♠341 ) Epic( ♣1,002 ♦1,711 ♥1,752 ♠1,793 )
  • (Optional) Explore the Mysterious Tunnels — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣179 ♦312 ♥327 ♠341 ) Epic( ♣1,002 ♦1,711 ♥1,752 ♠1,793 )
  • (Optional) Get past the Kobold den — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣179 ♦312 ♥327 ♠341 ) Epic( ♣1,002 ♦1,711 ♥1,752 ♠1,793 )
  • (Optional) Slay Clan Skalthrakis Lair Guardian — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣179 ♦312 ♥327 ♠341 ) Epic( ♣1,002 ♦1,711 ♥1,752 ♠1,793 )
  • (Optional) Slay Skalthrakis — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣179 ♦312 ♥327 ♠341 ) Epic( ♣1,002 ♦1,711 ♥1,752 ♠1,793 )

What to Expect

Climbable rock ladders

Tips and Misc

Gather the four crests
  • Hammer crest - close to start, left off the main path
  • Mace crest - At the top of the open area near the puzzle, at the top of a rock ladder OR at the bottom of same (scorpion ambush)
  • Sword crest - Cave in front of the sealed gate, at the bottom OR in the western cave (scorpions deadend or small pool of water)
  • Spear crest - western cave, western end, in a pool of water, defended by a water elemental

There's a lever/button at the bottom of the first open area (guarded by scorpions); it opens a wall near water elemental allowing access to the Thok Ul'kuur optional. The secret door can be found by search, unlocked and opened. Bug: If the wall is opened with the lever, it still can be found by search, unlocked and closed. A solid wall remains which cannot be opened again so players are stuck on either side of the wall.

Solve the puzzle
  • The basic aim of the puzzle is to get all the four floating spheres set in a horizontal row; the vertical position (height) you need to set the four spheres to, is indicated when a sphere is moved into a position so that it "glows".
  • There are four buttons that control the floating balls, the fifth button in the back resets the puzzle.
  • Puzzle Layout 1: 3,4,4,1,2 (meaning hit the 3rd button, the 4th twice, the 1st, then the 2nd)
  • Puzzle Layout 2: 4,2,2,3,1
  • Puzzle Layout 3: 4,3,2,1
  • Puzzle Layout 4: 1,2,2,3,4
  • Puzzle Layout 5: 4,3,2,1,2
  • Note: All of these solutions boil down to just 2 (order doesn't matter): 4321(2) or 4321(4) (the number in parentheses being optional)
Puzzle Layout 1: 3,4,4,1,2
Puzzle Layout 2: 4,2,2,3,1
Puzzle Layout 3: 4,3,2,1
Puzzle Layout 4: 1,2,2,3,4
Puzzle Layout 5: 4,3,2,1
  • The stochastic approach: jump around for a minute or two until it solves.
In the temple
  • Under the temple there's the missing cleric. Optionally, talk to him for some XP.
  • Solving the puzzle opens the door.
  • Run up. Go left or right, doesn't matter. There's a shrine in the center.
  • Defeat the archon, claim the planar eye, and your rewards.
Dragon optional
  • Drop down into the chasm under the temple entrance.
  • Go through some long caves, kill some kobolds... Ultimately, there's a dragon, and a chest (no named loot and mediocre XP). An underwater barrier in the dragon cave appears to have no way of opening.

Bonus XP

  • Conquest bonus: 129 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣447 ♦781 ♥817 ♠853 )

Loot

  • Chests:
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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  • 5 months and 17 days
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Malleable Sceptre of Nullification
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Club  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Seizing the Dawn, End chest
  • Update 49
  • 5 months and 17 days
  • BugTime
Malleable Sceptre of Radiance
Malleable Sceptre of Radiance.png
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Club  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Seizing the Dawn, End chest
  • Update 49
  • 5 months and 12 days
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Aosu'riel's Bracers
Aosu'riel's Bracers.png
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Bracers  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Seizing the Dawn, End chest
  • Update 49
  • 5 months and 8 days
  • Grrowler
Mantle of Aosu'riel
Mantle of Aosu'riel.png
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Cloak  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Seizing the Dawn, End chest
  • Update 49
  • 2 months and 18 days
  • Cru121
Aegis of Aosu'riel
Aegis of Aosu'riel.png
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Tower shield  12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Seizing the Dawn, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 months and 4 days
  • JJMC89
Legendary Aosu'riel's Bracers
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Bracers  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Seizing the Dawn, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 months and 3 days
  • JJMC89
Legendary Mantle of Aosu'riel
Legendary Mantle of Aosu'riel.png
(edit)
Cloak  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Seizing the Dawn, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 months and 3 days
  • JJMC89
Legendary Malleable Sceptre of Radiance
Legendary Malleable Sceptre of Radiance.png
(edit)
Club  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Seizing the Dawn, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 months and 3 days
  • JJMC89
Legendary Malleable Sceptre of Nullification
Legendary Malleable Sceptre of Nullification.png
(edit)
Club  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Seizing the Dawn, End chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 month and 18 days
  • Lordoi
Legendary Aegis of Aosu'riel
Legendary Aegis of Aosu'riel.png
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Tower shield  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Seizing the Dawn, End chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Aosu'riel( view
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥39Epic Hard Good Outsider Angel
Canyon Hyena( view
Canyon Hyena.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♥36Epic Hard Animal Hyena
Canyon Scorpion( view
Canyon Scorpion.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♥34Epic Hard Vermin Scorpion
Canyon Stalker( view
Canyon Stalker.png
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard Animal Hyena
Clan Skalthrakis Fangstriker( view
Clan Skalthrakis Fangstriker.png
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Reptilian Kobold
Clan Skalthrakis Lair Guardian( view
Clan Skalthrakis Lair Guardian.png
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥39Epic Hard Reptilian Kobold
Clan Skalthrakis Scalewarden( view
Clan Skalthrakis Scalewarden.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Reptilian Kobold
Clan Skalthrakis Spellscale( view
Clan Skalthrakis Spellscale.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Reptilian Kobold
Hidden Hand Claw( view
Hidden Hand Claw.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Hidden Hand Finger( view
Hidden Hand Finger.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Hidden Hand Palm( view
Hidden Hand Palm.png
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Hidden Hand Shield Guardian( view
Hidden Hand Shield Guardian.png
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 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♥38Epic Hard Construct Golem
Lantern Archon Protector( view
Lantern Archon Protector.png
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♥36Epic Hard Good Outsider Angel
Neris'lana( view
Neris'lana.png
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 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard Elemental Water Elemental
Skalthrakis( view
Skalthrakis.png
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♥39Epic Hard Dragon Blue Dragon
Stone Temple Protector( view
Stone Temple Protector.png
 • edit )
 ♦12Normal ♥15Hard ♠18Elite ♥37Epic Hard Construct Golem
Thok Ul'kuur( view
Thok Ul'kuur.png
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Aberration Drow Scorpion