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The Chamber of Kourush

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Kourush the Astrologer was Raiyum's chief advisor. When the Wizard-King passed on, Kourush was entombed to serve him in the afterlife.

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The Chamber of Kourush
Heroic level: 11
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣820Solo/Casual ♦1,433Normal ♥1,500Hard ♠1,566Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Tomb of the Astrologer
Bestowed by: (Wilderness area walk-up)
NPC contact: Wayfinder Skavyr
Quest acquired in: Sands of Menechtarun
Patron: The Free Agents
Base favor: 6
Purchase: Demon Sands or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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When exploring the Menechtarun, you located the Tomb of the Astrologer. Legend has it that Kourush the Astrologer was murdered and buried by the Wizard-King, Raiyum, at the same time that Raiyum himself achieved lich-hood. Search the tomb for Kourush's burial chamber and the treasures it must hold.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Explore the tomb
  • Destroy Kourush the Astrologer
  • (Optional) Take the Seal of the Heavens — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣82 ♦143 ♥150 ♠157 )
  • (Optional) Destroy 25 Servants' Coffins (Kill 25) — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣82 ♦143 ♥150 ♠157 )
  • (Optional) Destroy 10 Guardian Mummies (Kill 10) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣164 ♦287 ♥300 ♠313 )
  • (Optional) Kill Packmaster Ruuh-Ooru — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣123 ♦215 ♥225 ♠235 )
  • (Optional) Kill Zheeregh the Summoner — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣123 ♦215 ♥225 ♠235 )

What to Expect

  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Randomly placed quest item (mandatory: seal)
Map to mission entrance

Tips and Misc

  • Mummies are prevalent; be sure to bring plenty of Remove Curse and Remove Disease potions to combat the Mummy Rot (alternatively, a Disease Immunity item will block it; however, they will still cast their Mummy's Curse which makes healing 50% less effective, so Remove Curse clickies/potions are still a good idea).
  • The two western corridors mostly have hyenas and gnolls, although mummy guardians may spawn from the sarcophagi at the top of the stairs; after that, however, you're facing undead.
  • There are two shrines in the quest; one is always in the center, while the other is located in one of several random locations around the eastern loop.
  • The sarcophagi may contain a Guardian Mummy, which will spawn upon breaking. Note: Even after the optional is completed, you may still encounter several more.
  • The coffins may similarly contain a skeleton which will spawn upon breaking. Note: Some of them are hidden in niches in the eastern corridor.
  • Kourush will appear in a random location around the eastern loop; the DM will give you an audio clue ("Kourush the Astrologer rises from his slumber and shambles toward you.") when you near the one containing him, giving you a chance to avoid him if you need the second shrine or are pursuing bonuses. Also, you have to break his sarcophagus, giving you a chance to fight any mummies in the room first – just beware fighting near it!
    • The potential chambers (including the one where he is) will contain several sarcophagi, which will break upon entering the room; mummies might appear from them. Note: These do NOT count towards your breakables bonus; if you want that, you will need to target the sarcophagi from outside the room and break them from a distance.
    • His chest can be looted before fighting him; the Seal of the Heavens will spawn upon Kourush's demise. It's Bound to CharacterIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character: This item is Bound to Character; only one appears per party/instance of the quest but the optional XP is acquired by everyone.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 74 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣82 ♦143 ♥150 ♠157 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 96 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣123 ♦215 ♥225 ♠235 )
  • Conquest bonus: 118 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣205 ♦358 ♥375 ♠392 )
  • Mischief bonus: 34- or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣66 ♦115 ♥120 ♠125 )
  • Vandal bonus: 45 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣82 ♦143 ♥150 ♠157 )
  • Ransack bonus: 56 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣123 ♦215 ♥225 ♠235 )


  • Chests: Two
    • One in the center of the map, near the first shrine
    • One in Kourush's chamber
  • Collectables: Five
    • Adventurer's Pack in the north room
    • Crude Altar halfway down the eastern passage
    • Crude Altar further south
    • Adventurer's Pack still further south
    • Adventurer's Pack in the middle of the southern corridor
  • NPC rewards: Random +3–7 item; choose from 7 or guild renown. Talk to Wayfinder Skavyr in Zawabi's Refuge for your reward.


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Entombed Slave( view
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite Undead Zombie
Eternal Hunter( view
Eternal Hunter.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Undead Skeleton
Eternal Warrior( view
Eternal Warrior.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Undead Skeleton
Eternal Wizard( view
Eternal Wizard.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Undead Skeleton
Kourush the Astrologer( view
Kourush the Astrologer.jpg
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 ♦11Normal ♥13Hard ♠16Elite Undead Mummy
Menechtarun Ghast( view
Menechtarun Ghast.jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♠45Epic Elite Undead Ghast
Menechtarun Ghoul( view
Menechtarun Ghoul.jpg
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 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite Undead Ghoul
Menechtarun Hyena( view
Menechtarun Hyena.jpg
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 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite ♦17Epic Normal ♥24Epic Hard ♠36Epic Elite Animal Hyena
Mummy Guardian( view
Mummy Guardian.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦20Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Undead Mummy
Mummy( view
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Undead Mummy
Ruuh-Ooru( view
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Ascetic( view
Windlasher Ascetic.jpg
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 ♦8Normal ♥10Hard ♠13Elite ♠44Epic Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Berserker( view
Windlasher Berserker.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Evoker( view
Windlasher Evoker.jpg
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 ♥10Hard ♠13Elite ♦20Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Harrier( view
Windlasher Harrier.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Gnoll Gnoll
Windlasher Shaman( view
Windlasher Shaman.jpg
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 ♦8Normal Gnoll Gnoll
Zheeregh( view
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 ♦12Normal ♥14Hard ♠17Elite Gnoll Gnoll