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Uncovering the Renegades
Level: 150
Type: Small Fellowship/Solo
Starts With: Aruq ibn Balthar
Starts At: Zaikhal at 13.4N, 0.7E
Repeat: 20 Hours
Contracts: Contract for Uncovering the Renegades

Overview

Aruq ibn Balthar, a geomantic investigator in Zaikhal, is enlisting adventurers to search a new Renegade stronghold in the Direlands.

  • Prepare to fight lots of Lugians, Tumeroks, and Virindi in the Apostate Citadel dungeon.

Walkthrough & Notes

  1. After speaking with Aruq, go to the Apostate Citadel Mines near the Obsidian Rim at 48.7S, 68.9W.
  2. The Mines filled with Hollow Lugians. Run to the end of the dungeon where you will find locked door and a Gotrok Mining Foreman who has the Apostate Citadel Barracks Key. Get the key and unlock the Barracks Door (Lockpick Resistance 9999) then go the Apostate Citadel Barracks portal beyond.
  3. The Barracks are full of Tumeroks. Run to the end of the dungeon where you will find a locked door and a Hea Apostate Warlord who has the Apostate Citadel Headquarters Key. Get the key and unlock the Headquarters Door (Lockpick Resistance 9999) then jump across an acid pit right on the other side of the door. Go in the Apostate Citadel Headquarters portal beyond.
  4. The Headquarters are full of Virindi. Run to the end of the dungeon where you will find the Apostate Master.
  5. Kill the Master and loot the Apostate Message Shard shard off his corpse (4 per kill).
  6. Return to Zaikhal and give the Message Shard to Diyas al-Yat by the library for the translated Apostate Orders.
  7. Give the Apostate Orders to Aruq ibn Balthar your rewards and a copy of the orders.

Notes

  • You can not re-enter the dungeon until the repeat timer has expired.

Dungeons & Maps

Dungeon Coordinates Wiki Map ACmaps
Apostate Citadel Mines 48.7S, 68.9W -- --
Apostate Citadel Barracks 48.7S, 68.9W -- --
Apostate Citadel Headquarters 48.7S, 68.9W -- --

Items

Hand the Apostate Orders to Aruq ibn Balthar
Experience: 297,235,856 (30% up to level 200)
Luminance: 12,000
Items:

Images

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Dialog

Opening Dialog

Aruq ibn Balthar tells you, "Aha! A doughty Derethian warrior! You may be just the person to help me here... There is a strange new fortified location in the Direlands, guarded by fearsome Gotrok Lugians! It is quite strange to see renegades outside their normal bailiwick in the southern mountains, and our scouts report that these monsters are even more powerful than the others of their ilk that we have previously surveyed."
Aruq ibn Balthar tells you, "We suspect, based on geomantic emanations from that location, that they are working at the behest of rebel Virindi again, but we need an intrepid adventurer such as yourself to personally infiltrate the installation and gather intelligence. Could you do this for us? Journey to the depths of the new Gotrok fortress in the Direlands at 48.7S, 68.9W and bring back whatever message shards you can find. I would be in your debt, and you would not go unrewarded."

Giving Apostate Message Shard to Diyas al-Yat

You allow Diyas al-Yat to examine your Apostate Message Shard.
Diyas al-Yat tells you, "I heard that Aruq sent you off to that new fortress in the Direlands. Is this the shard you found there? Fascinating... Let me have a look..."
You hand over 1 of your Apostate Message Shards.
Diyas stares into the fragment of crystal for a moment, and his eyes widen with horror.
Diyas al-Yat tells you, "The Virindi rebels are gathering their allies again! They seek to step into the gap left by T'thuun's defeat! Quick, take this translation to Aruq, he will make sure the proper people are notified."
Diyas al-Yat gives you Apostate Orders.

Giving Apostate Orders to Aruq ibn Balthar

Aruq ibn Balthar tells you, "Ah, Diyas translated the shard for you? Please hand it over, I am most curious to see what it will reveal..."
You allow Aruq ibn Balthar to examine your Apostate Orders.
Aruq ibn Balthar tells you, "Good work, my friend! I knew I could count on you!"
Aruq takes a moment to read the translated message.
You hand over 1 of your Apostate Orderss.
Aruq ibn Balthar tells you, "Zounds! What a fell plot the rebel Virindi are hatching here! I am glad you were able to escape with this critical intelligence. I will send it on to my superiors on the Royal Council. No doubt they will dispatch scouts as soon as possible to comb the lands for these Nexuses they speak of. I imagine the secret societies will be quite interested in this as well... But here, here is your reward. It's something a previous visitor left here, I think you may find it useful."
Aruq ibn Balthar gives you Mana Forge Key.
You've earned 315,069,990 experience.
You've earned 12,1719 Luminance.
Aruq ibn Balthar gives you Apostate Orders.
Aruq ibn Balthar tells you, "On further consideration, I should also give you a copy of this translation, for your own records... And perhaps you can help spread the word, if you belong to a secret society, that the Virindi rebels are rising to threaten Dereth again!"

Update History

Who Watches the Virindi?

  • Quest introduced.

The Quest for Freedom

  • Repeat timer changed from 27 days to 20 hours.
  • Luminance reward decreased from 20,000 to 12,000.
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