Apostate Finale

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Quest Summary
Quest Type: Solo/Group
Start Location: Direlands Gear Knight Resistance Camp
Timer: 20 hours
Time to Complete: 1-1.5 hours
Level Restrictions: 150+
Level Suggestions: 200+
Contracts: Contract for Apostate Finale
Rewards Summary
Items:
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Apostate Grand Director's Mask; Strengthened Mana Forge Key
MMDs: 6
Luminance: 35,000
Max XP:
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430,962,225
Titles: None
Related Articles
Introduced In: Plans Within Plans
Updated In: The Risen Princess
Related Quests: Atamarr Tasks
Strathelar Royal Cloak Quest
The Apostate Grand Director

Quest Overview

The Emissary of Asheron has you investigate the appearance of new portals inside Gear Knight dungeons which brings leads you to fight the Apostate Grand Director. You are rewarded with a triple Epic virindi mask. It helps greatly to have the Gear Knight Recall spell, or a handful of MMDs so you can use the portal summoned by Merkitz ibn'Akadh in Xarabydun. It is possible to tie to the final portal so that you may quickly repeat this quest on future attempts by flagging at the Emissary and recalling directly to the final dungeon.

Walk Through

NOTE: You do not have to talk to the Emissary after getting each shard if you don't wish to. After obtaining each shard you can retrace your way to the surface portal in each shard dungeon and head directly to the location where you use the shard if desired.

  1. Speak to the Emissary of Asheron (Gear Knight Camp) at in the Direlands Gear Knight Resistance Camp to get flagged to use the first dungeon portal. Everyone must talk.
  2. Run due north to a burrow entrance to the Gear Hunter Dungeon at 7.2S, 75.0W.
    1. From entrance stick left until you come to a room with hallways leading down to the north and south.
    2. Go north and down, at the next intersection go east (left). Soon after you'll come to a 4 way intersection, go north (left).
    3. Stick left until you come to a six-sided room with a 150+ req Mysterious Portal and go inside.
  3. In this dungeon is the first of three shards you need. See map for the location of the Apostate Nexus Master that drops nine Sparkling Apostate Shards. Or follow the directions below for each intersection after the drop.
    1. Straight (West)
    2. Left (West)
    3. Straight (North)
    4. Straight (East)
  4. Once each person has a Sparkling Apostate Shard exit the dungeon. If you return to the Emissary and show him your shard. He will direct you to proceed you to the next section. To speed along simply go to the next step. The shard lasts 60 minutes so if you lose your shard for some reason you will need to get another one to continue.
  5. Run to the Direlands Gear Knight Dungeon at 10.4S 75.2W (southmost of the three burrows around the Resonator device). Go straight at the intersections go straight, left, and finally turn right. You will find a Virindi mask attached to the wall of the right column. Use the shard and a portal will open, everyone go in.
  6. Once inside the Apostate Nexus (Scintillating), either stick left or stick right and you'll soon come to a large room with mana fountains at the bottom/end. Next to it will be another Apostate Nexus Master that drops 9 Scintillating Apostate Shards.
  7. When everyone has a shard exit the dungeon. Return to the Direlands Gear Knight Dungeon at 10.4S 75.2W and stick left until you come to the room with the Iron Blade Warmaster. Use the most recent shard in this room to open a portal to the Apostate Nexus (Shimmering).
  8. When everyone has a shard exit the dungeon. Return to the Direlands Gear Knight Dungeon at 10.4S 75.2W and stick left until you come to the Virindi Mask on the wall next to the tunnel that leads down to the room with the Iron Blade Warmaster. Use the most recent shard in this room to open a portal to the Heart of the Apostate Nexi.
  9. Once inside, stick left until you come to a large room, continue sticking left and take the hallway leading east out of the large room and continue sticking left until you come to a jump. At the bottom of the jump is the final boss, the Apostate Grand Director. He easily bugs by not leaving a corpse, if he does, wait for him to respawn and kill again. It seems to work best if you fight him in the middle of the room near the mana fountain. He also sometimes disappears before he dies (again wait for respawn). On death he drops a corpse (when it works) with 9 Shards of the Apostate Grand Director's Broken Mask. Kill again if more shards are needed. Once everyone has a shard, head back to the camp and give the shard to the Emissary who will reward you with the Apostate Grand Director's Mask, Xp, and a Strengthened Mana Forge Key.

Maps

Dungeon Coordinates Wiki Map ACmaps Other Quests
Gear Hunter Dungeon 7.2S, 75.0W 2176.png 2176.png -- -- --
Mysterious Portal 7.2S, 75.0W 8B03.png 8B03.png -- -- --
Direlands Gear Knight Dungeon 10.4S, 75.2W 2172.png 2172.png -- -- --
Apostate Nexus (Scintillating) 10.4S, 75.2W 8B03.png 8B03.png -- -- --
Apostate Nexus (Shimmering) 10.4S, 75.2W 8B03.png 8B03.png -- -- --
Heart of the Apostate Nexi 10.4S, 75.2W 8B03.png 8B03.png -- -- --


Items

Quest Items
  • Sparkling Apostate Shard Icon.png
Sparkling Apostate Shard
  • Scintillating Apostate Shard Icon.png
Scintillating Apostate Shard
  • Shimmering Apostate Shard Icon.png
Shimmering Apostate Shard
  • Shard of the Apostate Grand Director's Broken Mask Icon.png
Shard of the Apostate Grand Director's Broken Mask
  • Large Tome Icon.png
Large Tome


Rewards
  • Apostate Grand Director's Mask Icon.png
Apostate Grand Director's Mask
  • Book 1 The Apostates Icon.png
Book 1: The Apostates
  • Strengthened Mana Forge Key Icon.png
Strengthened Mana Forge Key


Experience Rewards

Task Required First Run Max Experience Percentage & Level Cap Repeated Run Max XP Repeated Run Percentage & Level Cap
Give Mask Shard to Emissary. 430,962,225xp

30% up to level 220

215,481,112xp 15% up to level 220

See Level Costs for per level information.

Images

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Lore & Dialog

Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Greetings!"
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "I have been sent here to ask adventurers, such as yourself, to aid in a rather delicate situation my Lord Asheron has found himself in."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "He has learned that the disruptions endangering a small pocket of located Empyreans are tied to a set of growing Temporal anomalies, as well as direct interference by these 'Apostate' Virindi."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "To that end, he has located a confluence of overlapping temporal and portalspace disturbances in the Iron Blade fortifications to the north of here, as well as a defended portal in the caves of the Apostate Simulacra."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "I have been given the means to allow you passage through the defended portal, but from there, it will be up to you to locate and end the disturbances, so my Lord Asheron may stabilize the area around the located Empyreans, and extract them from their present circumstances."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "There are several ... points, of greater disturbance within the Iron Blade's tunnels. we originally thought them to be due to the high levels of Aetherium, combined with the methods the Iron Blade Primus is using to control the portal pathway to his or her homeworld, but there are temporal anomalies mixed into the disturbances that lead my Lord to believe that they are related to the Portalspace that have prevented him from simply removing the group of Empyreans he has located..."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "My apologies, I do ramble on sometimes."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "The short form. There's a portal in the simulacra cave we believe to be key to ending the disturbance. I can protect you from the barriers and wards upon it."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "In there, hopefully, you'll find the source of the problem, or something that will lead you through the points of greatest disturbance in the Iron Blade Tunnels."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Find the force or entity responsible, end it. Return to me with proof, and I'll reward you."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Any questions?"


Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Hello again! Have you located the source of the disturbances that are blocking my Lord Asheron from rescuing the pocket of Empyreans he has located?"
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "We managed to detect several temporal and portalspace disturbances within the Iron Blade's area of influence, and believe that masked portals may be hidden within their tunnels."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "We also managed to locate a new portal in the deep cave the Simulacra have delved near to the Iron Blade fortifications, and believe that may be a good place to seek out what is needed to find the masked portals within the Iron Blade tunnels."


You allow Emissary of Asheron to examine your Sparkling Apostate Shard.
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "A fascinating piece of congealed energy. It does not look very stable though. I fear it would not long survive contact with the energies that animate this form."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Perhaps it can be used to open a passageway into portalspace, if brought to the correct area in the Iron Blade tunnels? It does resonate similarly to one of the detected anomalies within the tunnels."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "I wish I could tell you more, but the Aetherium levels in the tunnels and in the Gear Knights make it difficult to pin down an exact location... Which would indeed be a great reason to hide something there..."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Good luck!"


You allow Emissary of Asheron to examine your Scintillating Apostate Shard.
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "A fascinating piece of congealed energy. It does not look very stable though. I fear it would not long survive contact with the energies that animate this form."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Perhaps it can be used to open a passageway into portalspace, if brought to the correct area in the Iron Blade tunnels? It does resonate similarly to one of the detected anomalies within the tunnels."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "I wish I could tell you more, but the Aetherium levels in the tunnels and in the Gear Knights make it difficult to pin down an exact location... Which would indeed be a great reason to hide something there..."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Good luck!"


Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Hello again! Have you located the source of the disturbances that are blocking my Lord Asheron from rescuing the pocket of Empyreans he has located?"
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "We managed to detect several temporal and portalspace disturbances within the Iron Blade's area of influence, and believe that masked portals may be hidden within their tunnels."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "We also managed to locate a new portal in the deep cave the Simulacra have delved near to the Iron Blade fortifications, and believe that may be a good place to seek out what is needed to find the masked portals within the Iron Blade tunnels."


You allow Emissary of Asheron to examine your Shimmering Apostate Shard.
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "A fascinating piece of congealed energy. It does not look very stable though. I fear it would not long survive contact with the energies that animate this form."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Perhaps it can be used to open a passageway into portalspace, if brought to the correct area in the Iron Blade tunnels? It does resonate similarly to one of the detected anomalies within the tunnels."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "I wish I could tell you more, but the Aetherium levels in the tunnels and in the Gear Knights make it difficult to pin down an exact location... Which would indeed be a great reason to hide something there..."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Good luck!"


Emissary of Asheron tells you, "Hello again! Have you located the source of the disturbances that are blocking my Lord Asheron from rescuing the pocket of Empyreans he has located?"
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "We managed to detect several temporal and portalspace disturbances within the Iron Blade's area of influence, and believe that masked portals may be hidden within their tunnels."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "We also managed to locate a new portal in the deep cave the Simulacra have delved near to the Iron Blade fortifications, and believe that may be a good place to seek out what is needed to find the masked portals within the Iron Blade tunnels."


A throbbing pain forms in your mind and you hear, "You will pay for the mistake of interrupting our work here, fleshling. You'll beg for death before I finish with you."

As <Player Name>'s final blow rends the Grand Director's cloak asunder, the creatures' mask shatters into multiple shards.


You allow Emissary of Asheron to examine your Shard of the Apostate Grand Director's Broken Mask.
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "This is amazing! I have never seen so much power packed into a small shard of Virindi mask like this before!"
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "The energy signature on this also matches the brunt force of the disturbances that have striven against my Lord Asheron!"
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "I believe, I owe you both great thanks, and reward for the aid you have given me in my task. Ah, I have an idea!"
The Emissary absorbs the shard, glowing brighter for a moment, and then pulls from his center a smaller mask, identical to the one the Grand Director wore.
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "This being was indeed at the heart of the Portalspace disturbances, but strangely not the temporal ones..."
Emissary of Asheron tells you, "I will relay your success and these findings to my Lord Asheron. Hopefully, the temporal disturbances alone are not enough to further delay his rescue efforts."
You hand over 1 of your Shard of the Apostate Grand Director's Broken Masks.
Emissary of Asheron gives you Apostate Grand Director's Mask.
Emissary of Asheron gives you Strengthened Mana Forge Key.
You've earned 430,962,225 experience.

Notes

  • During The Risen Princess event a 35k Luminance reward was added to this quest.
  • The boss frequently doesn't drop a corpse on death. He respawns in five minutes, it seems to work best if you surround his spawn spot (the pillar of energy in the middle of the room) and don't let him move from his spawn spot.
  • Once you complete the quest (turn in the mask shard) you lose your flag to enter the Mysterious Portal so you won't be able to help anyone with the quest.
  • The Large Tome for the Strathelar Royal Cloak Quest is found in the only dungeon that has checkerboard tile floors. When you enter there is a ramp in front of you going down. At the bottom of the ramp are two rooms, one to the left, and one to the right. The Large Tome is in the room on the right in the far left corner on the floor.
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