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The Cannith Crystal

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Much of the Devourer cult is made up of former Korthos villagers.

The Cannith Crystal
Heroic level: 1
Epic level: None
Duration: Short
Heroic XP:  ♣132Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦220Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥232Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠244Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Korthos Hall
Bestowed by: Baldar the Bold
NPC contact: Baldar the Bold
Quest acquired in: Korthos Village
Patron: House Deneith
Base favor: 2
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
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An ancient Cannith Crystal is all that prevents Korthos from being encased in ice. Go to Korthos Hall, in the Korthos Village next to the dock, and protect it from the Devourer cultists.

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  • Defeat all the Cultists (15 total)
  • (Failure) Protect the Cannith Crystal

What to Expect

  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Quest failure (if the Cannith Crystal is destroyed)
  • Protect a quest item (mandatory: The Cannith Crystal)

Tips and Misc

  • This quest is a rework of the A Matter of Protection quest from the original harbor area.
  • It is essentially a timed quest; the timer does not start until you open the door at the end of the hall and enter the inner room. Then, after a brief pause, you must defend against waves of 1-4 attackers for just over 2 minutes.
  • On Elite, the cultists can one-shot the crystal on a critical hit. Therefore, it's important for (at least) one character to stay back near the crystal to act as a "screen", and engage any cultists who run towards it. Sniping from the side is often not enough.
  • Non-melee characters, or any who find the combat too difficult, might want to stand away from the crystal to reduce the opponents faced at any one time.
  • Hirelings can be a big help in this quest, especially melee types (such as Byron Scoutsword). If you put the hireling on "active", they will often detect and engage the stealthy cultists before you can see them. Similarly with summons.
  • If you (or a hireling) has a Summon Monster spell, you can use the pets to engage the cultists before they rush to the crystal. (From the Korthos Hireling Vendor, the sorcerer Elizabeth Cinder is your only choice; if you go to the Harbor Hirling Vendor (just up from the base of the pier), there are several others.)
  • It’s worth it to complete this quest at least twice so you can pick up both Axe Bane and Spear Bane. Because they give you damage resistance, they’re particularly useful at low levels when every hit point counts. Equip them both on a hotbar, pay attention to the type of damage dealt by enemies and swap as needed.
    • The Bracers of Assistance can be handy as well, to buff up before a big fight, or help an unconscious party member. Put them and your "regular" bracers on a hotbar (as above), swap them in to use them, then swap back to your combat gear.
  • Next to the entrance is a painting of Korthos that you can click on.
  • Dren Ral - Rare Red named Sahuagin caster, may appear near the end of the fight, but only on Hard and Elite difficulties. You get a chest (near the entry door) only if he appears.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 9 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣13 ♦22 ♥23 ♠24 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 12 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣20 ♦33 ♥35 ♠37 )
  • Conquest bonus: 15 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣33 ♦55 ♥58 ♠61 )


  • Chests: ♦  0 /Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥  0 - 1 /Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠  0 - 1Icon tooltip.pngElite
    • ♦  0 /Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥  1 /Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠  1Icon tooltip.pngElite rare for killing Dren Ral (Sahuagin caster)


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Devourer Acolyte(view)
Devourer Acolyte.jpg
 ♦0.5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥1Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Devourer Minion(view)
Devourer Minion.jpg
 ♦0.25Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥1Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Dren Ral(view)
 ♦N/AIcon tooltip.pngNormal ♥4Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠6Icon tooltip.pngElite Monstrous Humanoid Sahuagin

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