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Sepulcher of Nightmares
Level: 150
Type: Solo
Starts With: Optional: Sarkin Killcrane
Starts At: Optional: 61.9S, 51.5W in Wai Jhou
Repeat: 20 Hours
Contracts: Contract for Sepulcher of Nightmares

Overview

Walkthrough & Notes

Part 1: Vestibule Lock

  1. Head to Fortress of Xaa Xiil at 96.5S 95.0W, kill Xaa Xiil, and loot the Twilight Fragment.
  2. Head to the Raven Towers, kill the Greater Void Lord at 94.3S 93.4W, and loot the Raven Fragment.
  3. Head to the Raven Hand Spire located at 95.0S 98.2W, kill the Greater Penumbral Horror, and loot the Iniquitous Fragment.
  4. Use the Twilight Fragment on the Raven Fragment to get a Combined Artifact Fragment.
  5. Use the Combined Artifact Fragment on the Iniquitous Fragment to get a Vestibule Lock.
  6. Give the Vestibule Lock to Sarkin Killcrane in Wai Jhou for xp and a repaired Vestibule Lock.
  7. Run to the top of the tower in the Nightmare Gate Fortress at 89.7S, 93.3W.
  8. Hand the Vestibule Lock to the Nightmare Gate to be teleported into the Nightmare Gate dungeon.

Part 2: Nightmare Gate

  1. Work your way to the end of the dungeon.
  2. Pickup Unreadable Dericost Tome and Journal of High Archon Kraest from the tables in the two east rooms.
  3. Give the Unreadable Dericost Tome to Kuyiza bint Zayi the Translator in Zaikhal to receive the Translated Dericost Tome.
  4. Give the Journal of High Archon Kraest and Translated Dericost Tome to Sarkin Killcrane in Wai Jhou to receive Account of the Spear of Mukkir, Journal of High Archon Kraest and your rewards.
    • Note: Be sure to have three free pack spaces each time!

Dungeons & Maps

Dungeon Coordinates Wiki Map ACmaps
Fortress of Xaa Xiil 96.5S, 95.0W -- --
Raven Towers 94.3S, 93.4W -- --
Raven Hand Spire 95.0S, 98.2W -- --
Nightmare Gate 89.7S, 93.3W -- 00F1

Rewards

Give Sarkin Killcrane the Vestibule Lock.
Experience: 339,045,140 (10% up to level 275)
Give Sarkin Killcrane the Journal of High Archon Kraest.
Items:
Give Sarkin Killcrane the Translated Dericost Tome.
Experience: 339,045,140 (10% up to level 275)
Items:

Trophies

Items:
Add Chorizite Formulato the Caliginous Aegis to create a Raven Aegis

Images

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Dialog

Opening Dialog

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Greetings, I am Shadow Hunter Killcrane. Not a very uplifting title for a Knight of the Golden Flame, I know, but mine is a grim task."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "High Queen Strathelar has bid myself and others like me to follow the shadow wherever it goes. This is a daunting task to be certain."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Of late, my journeys have led me to following the actions of the Order of the Raven Hand. Their activities have stirred again, particularly near the energies of the center of the Obsidian Plains."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "I tracked a heavily laden party of their agents to the Singularity Bore not but a handful of days ago."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "My Queen's orders were to find the source of the activity of the Raven Hand. My Lady did declare that I may seek the aid of others if need be."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Travel to the Singularity Caul, seek out the Order of the Raven Hand, and find what it is that now draws those Shadow-worshipping miscreants to that island and return to me with your findings. Reports from adventurers tell of cultist campsites in the southern, eastern, and western portions of the island."
Showing pieces to Sarkin

You allow Sarkin Killcrane to examine your Twilight Fragment.

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Hmm, I am not quite certain what this artifact is. I can say that this only appears to be a piece of the whole. Go back to the Singularity Caul and see if you can find the remaining fragments."

As you turn to leave, Sarkin Killcrane mumbles under his breath, "I know I've seen something like this before, but where?"

You allow Sarkin Killcrane to examine your Raven Fragment.

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Hmm, I am not quite certain what this artifact is. I can say that this only appears to be a piece of the whole. Go back to the Singularity Caul and see if you can find the remaining fragments."

As you turn to leave, Sarkin Killcrane mumbles under his breath, "I know I've seen something like this before, but where?"

You allow Sarkin Killcrane to examine your Iniquitous Fragment.

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Hmm, I am not quite certain what this artifact is. I can say that this only appears to be a piece of the whole. Go back to the Singularity Caul and see if you can find the remaining fragments."

As you turn to leave, Sarkin Killcrane mumbles under his breath, "I know I've seen something like this before, but where?"

You allow Sarkin Killcrane to examine your Combined Artifact Fragment.

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Hmm, I am not quite certain what this artifact is. I can say that this only appears to be a piece of the whole. Go back to the Singularity Caul and see if you can find the remaining fragments."

As you turn to leave, Sarkin Killcrane mumbles under his breath, "I know I've seen something like this before, but where?"
Combining pieces

The two artifacts link together effortlessly.

The two artifacts link together effortlessly.
Handing in Vestibule Lock

You give Sarkin Killcrane Vestibule Lock.

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "So many adventurers have brought me pieces of this item, and it is only now that I see it completed that I remember where I've seen it before."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "You've been to the Soul Crystal Vaults, correct? You know - Fenmalain, Caulnalain, Shendolain, those three. Each house a gate that requires a key. Looking at this, it appears to be part of one such gate. Yet... this one is on the Singularity Caul."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "With this lock in our hands, we can assume that one such gate exists on the Singularity Caul, likely in an incomplete state."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "We know that these gates guarded some of the scattered pieces of the Crystal Array that were used to contain the essence of the Hopeslayer. It is not so far fetched to think that other similar arrays were created to contain other horrors."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Wait... now this is odd... no offense to you, but it seems as though you put this together incorrectly. I've spent a good deal of time studying the gates; I should be of some help here."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Here! Now go and seek out this new Shadow gate on the Singularity Caul. Infiltrate the dark places the gate will lead you to. I have heard tell of yet another concentration of Raven Hand forces in the northern reaches of that accursed place."

You've earned 339,045,140 experience.

Sarkin Killcrane gives you Vestibule Lock.
Nightmare Gate

The air around the Nightmare Gate seems to momentarily warp, but nothing happens.

You give Nightmare Gate Vestibule Lock.

The Nightmare lock fits into the front of the gate.

The air around the Nightmare Gate seems to warp momentarily as you are drawn into portal space.
Handing in Journal of High Archon Kraest

You give Sarkin Killcrane Journal of High Archon Kraest.

Shadow Hunter Killcrane cracks the seal of the journal and reads over its contents quickly.

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Ah, the infamous High Archon Kraest... hmm? You haven't heard of him before now? I suppose you wouldn't, few outside of the Raven Hand know of him, and those who do are likely ones such as myself."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "This journal contains Kraest's notes. His goal seems to be to unleash some trapped essence associated with the darkness. The text gives a better description of what exactly this being is... better than the Dericost texts I have managed to get my hands upon recently."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Kraest calls this being "the Spear of Mukkir." I can't say as I heard of such a thing before. Though from what he has written, it is apparently a vicious and frightening creature."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "It is clear from this journal that Kraest accomplished what he sought to do on the Singularity Caul. He has shattered the first crystal he believes to be keeping this creature at bay."

Sarkin Killcrane gives you Journal of High Archon Kraest.

Sarkin Killcrane gives you 3 Trade Notes (250,000).

Sarkin Killcrane gives you Writ of Refuge.

Sarkin Killcrane gives you Writ of Refuge.
Translating Unreadable Dericost Tome to Kuyiza bint Zayi the Translator

You give Kuyiza bint Zayi the Translator Unreadable Dericost Tome.

Kuyiza begins translating and transcribing the text for you, happily chatting along as she works.

Kuyiza bint Zayi the Translator tells you, "It has been such a long while since I have had something new to work with. People usually bring me bits of parchment from Frore... not that I mind Frore..."

Kuyiza bint Zayi the Translator tells you, "Sometimes they bring me something about the undead scholar Rytheran... but I've seen most of what is said in those texts already..."

Kuyiza bint Zayi the Translator tells you, "Then there was that whole Elemental business... well... I wasn't able to leave my cottage because they were everywhere for a time..."

Kuyiza bint Zayi the Translator tells you, "And who would have thought that the Dericost would help us seal up the tunnels of the... oh my..."

Kuyiza stops mid sentence, rapidly finishes her transcriptions and seals the tome with wax.

Kuyiza bint Zayi the Translator tells you, "You are working for the Shadow Hunter Killcrane, yes? Quickly, take this directly to him. Don't dawdle. What is in this tome is of great import."

Kuyiza bint Zayi the Translator gives you Translated Dericost Tome.
Handing in Translated Dericost Tome

You give Sarkin Killcrane Translated Dericost Tome.

Killcrane gently unlocks the sealed translation and quickly skims the bulk of Kuyiza bint Zayi's translation.

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "A Dericost text... Kuyiza always manages to come through on these types of artifacts."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "Judging from her translation, this appears to be an account of some creature. Something powerful and driven by the darkness. The text doesn't do very well to describe it physically, merely stating that this creature could bring out the fear on those it fought."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "It was a beast of grand stature. Those it confronted were felled in the conflict or driven mad with fear."

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "If the Raven Hand has managed to release something, or weaken the bonds that hold it, I fear we must act quickly."

Sarkin Killcrane gives you Account of the Spear of Mukkir.

Sarkin Killcrane gives you 3 Trade Notes (250,000).

Sarkin Killcrane tells you, "For now, it appears my search is at a halt. Whatever the goal of the Raven Hand on the Singularity Caul, it seems as though they have achieved it."

You've earned 339,045,140 experience.

Update History

Friend and Foe

  • Quest introduced.

The Quest for Freedom

  • Repeat timer changed from 20 days to 20 hours.

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