A Gate Too Far

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Disambig icon.png This article is about a primary quest. This name is also used for a Zaishen mission quest. For the dungeon, see Raven's Point.
A Gate Too Far
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Section Primary Norn Quests
Campaign Eye of the North
Given by Olaf Olafson
in Olafstead
(Far Shiverpeaks)
Part of Northern Allies
Preceded by Vision of the Raven Spirit
Followed by Shadows in the Night
The Great Norn Alemoot
Type Primary quest Repeatable quest
Map(s)
A Gate Too Far map.jpg
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The Destroyers are pouring through the gate hidden somewhere deep within the temple. That gate must be destroyed! Travel to the depths of the Raven's Point with Olaf and two Norn Guards to vanquish the Destroyer threat.

Quest information[edit]

Objectives[edit]

Reward[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

Speak to Olaf Olafson in Olafstead, who will take you to Raven's Point.

On the first level, follow the compass northeast to a gate which will open for you. You will see the Shrine of the Raven Spirit ahead of you, but as you approach, a Destroyer Tremor will pop up in front of it, and two more Destroyers spawn from the northeast. After you defeat them, 2 more Destroyers will spawn to the west, then the southwest corner, then the southeast corner of the room. After defeating the last group, you gain a morale boost, and can receive Raven Blessing from the shrine or from Olaf. You don't need to take the blessing; it is optional.

Heading back south out of the room, you will see groups of Destroyers, each with a Destroyer Tremor and two other Destroyers. Aim for the Tremors first, interrupting if possible, and follow the path from one group of Destroyers to the next to find the portal to the next level.

On the second level, head straight north around the first group of Vaettirs, then west through the doorway. Destroyers will kill off any other groups of Vaettirs you come by when you go near them, but you can head north then west again to avoid them and reach the portal to the third level. It is easily possible to avoid contact with any foes on this level.

On the third level, hug the wall to the right and head straight to the group on that side. As soon as you aggro them, the group from the left will move to the middle of the room where a hidden Destroyer Tremor waits, so be careful. Proceed south slowly. There is another hidden Destroyer Tremor just ahead of the next group of Destroyers. After defeating them, head into the southwest room. You will see the Asura Gate ahead of you, but there are a number of Destroyers and 2 hidden Destroyer Tremors in between, one about halfway into the room and the other just in front of the gate.

After clearing the room, head to the gate. Once you kill the Tremor in front of it, Destroyers will start spawning from the gate, one at a time. You can try to kill the Asura Gate while holding off the Destroyers, or the slower but much easier method is to ignore the gate and kill each Destroyer as it spawns. You should have plenty of time to kill one before the next shows up. After about the 10th Destroyer, they'll stop spawning and you can kill the Asura Gate at your leisure. Or you can completely ignore the mobs that spawn and just attack the gate, it goes down pretty fast and you should get it without dying. Alternatively, if you are having trouble with the Destroyers that spawn in the gate, you can try to pull them right. You can run back to the entrance of the room and they should stay there. Then simply hug the wall and go to the gate and destroy it.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Norn

Foes[edit]

Destroyers

Dragons

Elementals

Imp

Nightmares

Unknown

Dialogue[edit]

Initial dialogue[edit]

(A Gate Too Far)
The Destroyers are pouring through the gate hidden somewhere deep within the temple. That gate must be destroyed! Travel to the depths of the Raven's Point with Olaf to vanquish the Destroyer threat.

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Olaf Olafson
"Here's a bit of advice: Never interrupt two Norn in discussion. An errant backhand comment might knock you right off your feet."
Ask I'm ready to journey into the Raven Shrine.
"So, are you ready to hunt down those Destroyers? I hope they live up to their vicious reputation!"
Yes Let me at them!
No I'm scared.
No I'll be on my way.

A Gate Too Far[edit]

On reaching the Shrine of the Raven Spirit.

Olaf Olafson: The Shrine of the Raven Spirit imbues you with its blessing. This magic will help you in your hunt. Invoke the power, and Raven shall protect you!
Olaf Olafson: Watch your step! That Destroyer Tremor is shaking the place apart.
<Party leader>: Destroyers are coming out of the ground! Raven protect us all!

Defeating the Destroyers attacking the shrine.

without Ogden or Vekk:

Olaf Olafson: By the great north wind, that was a battle. Thank you for your help. Raven's shrine is now secure
<Party leader>: Our pleasure. Now do you see? These Destroyers are no idle threat.
Olaf Olafson: They fight with the strength of ten bears! They might just be worthy opponents of a Norn.
<Party leader>: We need to find that Asura Gate. Which way?
Olaf Olafson: You have the patience of a badger, small one. The object you call a "gate" is in the heart of the temple. Follow the stench of these "Destroyers" to it.

with Ogden:

Olaf Olafson: By the great north wind, that was a battle. Thank you for your help. Raven's shrine is now secure
Ogden Stonehealer: Our pleasure. Now do you see? These Destroyers threaten all of us.
Olaf Olafson: They fight with the strength of ten bears! They might just be worthy opponents of a Norn.
<Party leader>: We need to find that Asura Gate. Which way?
Olaf Olafson: You have the patience of a badger, small one. The object you call a "gate" is in the heart of the temple. Follow the stench of these "Destroyers" to it.

with Vekk:

Olaf Olafson: By the great north wind, that was a battle. Thank you for your help. Raven's shrine is now secure
<Party leader>: Our pleasure. Now do you see? These Destroyers are no idle threat.
Olaf Olafson: They fight with the strength of ten bears! They might just be worthy opponents of a Norn.
Vekk: Enough idle chatter! We need to find the gate, posthaste. If you are finished slapping each other on your furry backs, perhaps someone could point me in the right direction.
Olaf Olafson: You have the patience of a badger, small one. The object you call a "gate" is at the heart of the temple. Follow the stench of these "Destroyers" to it.

with Ogden and Vekk:

Olaf Olafson: By the great north wind, that was a battle. Thank you for your help. Raven's shrine is now secure
Ogden Stonehealer: Our pleasure. Now do you see? These Destroyers threaten all of us.
Olaf Olafson: They fight with the strength of ten bears! They might just be worthy opponents of a Norn.
Vekk: Enough idle chatter! We need to find the gate, posthaste. If you are finished slapping each other on your furry backs, perhaps someone could point me in the right direction.
Olaf Olafson: You have the patience of a badger, small one. The object you call a "gate" is at the heart of the temple. Follow the stench of these "Destroyers" to it.

Finding the Asura Gate.

without Ogden or Vekk:

<Party leader>: There it is. The gate! And it's overrun by Destroyers!
<Party leader>: We need to wreck that gate. We saw Vekk do this at Boreal Station.
<Party leader>: Keep those Destroyers off us. We'll shatter this gate in no time.

with Ogden:

Ogden Stonehealer: At last. The gate! And, as I suspected, it's overrun with Destroyers!
<Party leader>: We need to wreck that gate. We saw Vekk do this at Boreal Station.
<Party leader>: Keep those Destroyers off us. We'll shatter this gate in no time.

with Vekk:

Vekk: Interesting. We actually meandered our way to the gate!
<Party leader>: By the gods, it's overrun by Destroyers!
Vekk: You have an amazing command of the obvious. We can dismantle the gate, but it'll take time. I suggest you distract those Destroyers. Perhaps you could bleed on them.

with Ogden and Vekk:

Vekk: Interesting. We actually meandered our way to the gate!
Ogden Stonehealer: And, as I feared, it's overrun by Destroyers!
Vekk: You have an amazing command of the obvious. We can dismantle the gate, but it'll take time. I suggest you distract those Destroyers. Perhaps you could bleed on them.

Reward dialogue[edit]

Olaf Olafson
"More await in the cave! Let´s take the fight to them. My daughter will stand guard here. The rest of you should speak to me when you are ready to enter the shrine. These "Destroyers" had better be worth the trouble."

Notes[edit]

  • This mission-like quest uses the same maps as Raven's Point and is even referred to as a dungeon when it loads.
  • After destroying the Asura Gate, you will view the cinematic, Olaf and Ogden, after which you will be returned to Olafstead.
  • As you enter each level, you will lose the Raven Blessing; talk to Olaf if you wish to receive it again.
  • To reach the second level, you need only to defeat the final group of Destroyers in front of the exit; the rest of the enemies after the shrine morale boost can be skipped.
  • Olaf and the Norn guards will resurrect themselves whenever there are no nearby enemies.
  • During this mission, you can make use of the Heart of the Norn for extra health or Stout-Hearted against Destroyers.
Bug Bug.On the second floor, if you do not take Raven blessing, sometimes you will encounter the default mobs instead of Destroyers. On the third floor, the Destroyers sometimes do not spawn until you reach the final area that has the Asura Gate.
Bug Bug.If the rest of your party wipes and Ogden and/or Vekk are in the party, they will resurrect where they died, as soon as the final dialogue begins (as you enter the last room).

Trivia[edit]

  • The name references the 1977 movie "A Bridge Too Far"
  • The quote of Vekk when advancing to the Gate ("Perhaps you could bleed on them") refers to the Black Knight in Monty Python's "The Holy Grail".

Eye of the North primary repeatable quests and missions
Asura arc: Finding the Bloodstone and The Elusive Golemancer » Genius Operated Living Enchanted Manifestation
Ebon Vanguard arc: Against the Charr » Warband of Brothers » Assault on the Stronghold
Norn arc: Curse of the Nornbear » A Gate Too Far and Blood Washes Blood
Deldrimor arc: Destruction's Depths » A Time for Heroes
Challenge: Glint's Challenge