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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: Falin d'Phiarlan
NPC contact: Falin 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 - At the bottom of the chasm in front of the sealed gate (near the wounded cleric) 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: 3
    • 1 Optional for slaying Thok Ul'kuur Scorrow
    • 1 Optional for slaying Skalthrakis the Blue Dragon
    • 1 End Chest
  • NPC rewards: Standard

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Malleable Sceptre of Nullification
Malleable Sceptre of Nullification.png
(edit)
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
Malleable Sceptre of Radiance
Malleable Sceptre of Radiance.png
(edit)
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 52.0.2
  • 8 months and 25 days
  • BugTime
Aosu'riel's Bracers
Aosu'riel's Bracers.png
(edit)
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 52.0.2
  • 8 months and 21 days
  • Grrowler
Mantle of Aosu'riel
Mantle of Aosu'riel.png
(edit)
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
Aegis of Aosu'riel
Aegis of Aosu'riel.png
(edit)
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 52.0.2
  • 5 months and 17 days
  • JJMC89
Legendary Aosu'riel's Bracers
Legendary Aosu'riel's Bracers.png
(edit)
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 52.0.2
  • 5 months and 17 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 52.0.2
  • 5 months and 16 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 52.0.2
  • 5 months and 16 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
Legendary Aegis of Aosu'riel
Legendary Aegis of Aosu'riel.png
(edit)
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
 • edit )
 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite Aberration Drow Scorpion