Army of Darkness

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Army of Darkness
Section Fissure of Woe Quests
Campaign Core
Given by Kromril the Eternal
in The Fissure of Woe
(Fissure of Woe)
Type Secondary quest Repeatable quest
Map(s)
Army of Darkness map.jpg
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Strike against the Shadow Army encampment before they have a chance to muster more forces. Discover what dark sorcery they are using.

Quest information[edit]

Requirements[edit]

You must clear the camp on the western edge of the Great Battle Field for Kromril the Eternal to spawn.

Objectives[edit]

Reward[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

The Priest of Menzies is in a camp across the battlefield to the east. There are several patrols of Skeleton Army units with scattered popups of Skeletal Impalers between you and the camp. It is wise to dispose of the Skeletal patrols near the camp, because it's quite possible to aggro them when going for the Priest.

The camp is accessable by two ramps on opposite sides of the camp. Each ramp is guarded by a powerful Dragon Lich. Despite being necromancers, they are strong melee attackers that can take out a caster with as few as two hits. Pull one of the dragons and the accompanying Skeletal Ether Breaker away from the camp to dispose of them.

With one of the entrances clear, you can proceed to the Shadow Army group in the camp. It is possible to pull the group out and away from the Priest and his healing. There will also be a Skeletal Impaler popup in the camp. Keep a wary eye on the compass when attacking the camp though; it's possible for the second Dragon Lich to come after you.

When the Priest of Menzies has been killed, he will drop an Unholy Text. This is a bundle item you will need to pick up and carry back to Kromril. Before handing the text over to Kromril, make sure your teammates all have the quest first. If someone doesn't have the quest before turning in the text, they will be unable to complete it afterward.

NPCs[edit]

Foes[edit]

Nightmares (Shadow Army)

Bosses[edit]

Nightmare (Shadow Army)

Dialogue[edit]

Initial dialogue[edit]

Kromril the Eternal
"The army of Menzies will soon be upon the battle plain, and it shall be my duty to lead the Eternals against them. The enemy cannot overcome the power of Balthazar, but I have sensed some dark sorcery upon the battlefield, some new trick of the deceiver Menzies.
"Quickly, before the Shadow Army has mustered, go into the camp across the battlefield and strike down the Priest of Menzies. Then bring to me any unholy texts you find. That is how we shall discover the nature of this dark sorcery."
Yes Accept: "I will do what I can."
No Decline: "You ask too much."
Ask Ask: "Why do you linger? Even now the forces of Menzies are mustering. You must find any unholy texts in the camp across the battlefield. Search first for the Priest of Menzies. He will be the keeper of the texts."

Reward dialogue[edit]

Kromril the Eternal
"Balthazar will look with pride upon your deeds. We will uncover what dark secrets are held within this unholy text, and armed with that knowledge, we shall crush the Shadow Army and drive them before us."

Notes[edit]

  • The Priest of Menzies is the only boss in the Fissure of Woe and as such the only opportunity for the party to gain a morale boost, if they do not carry certain consumables such as a Powerstone of Courage.
  • There is an invisible wall on the west ramp that can be used to obstruct the Shadow Rangers' line of sight, resulting in less damage taken.

Trivia[edit]

  • This quest was added in the May 11, 2005 update.
  • There is a movie with the same name as this quest.
  • The end of the reward dialogue is likely a reference to Conan the Barbarian and its famous line "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women".