Cleansing Shenzun Tunnels

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HardModeMissionIconIncomplete.png This quest has a Hard mode version — see Cleansing Shenzun Tunnels (Hard mode).
Cleansing Shenzun Tunnels
Section Kaineng City Quests
Storyline Beyond: Winds of Change
Required
campaigns
Factions
Given by Initiate Zei Ri
in Kaineng Center
(Kaineng City)
Preceded by Cleansing Shadow's Passage
Followed by Cleansing the Undercity
Cleansing Shenzun Tunnels (Hard mode)
Type Secondary quest
Map(s)
Cleansing Shenzun Tunnels map.jpg
From Sunjiang District

Help the Ministry of Purity to break the last stand of the Afflicted in Shenzun Tunnels.

Quest information[edit]

Objectives[edit]

  • Defeat the Afflicted in Shenzun Tunnels.
  • See Initiate Zei Ri for your reward.

Reward[edit]

Environmental changes[edit]

  • Completing this quest changes the foes that appear in Shenzun Tunnels, specifically, Afflicted will no longer spawn.

Walkthrough[edit]

Leave from either Maatu Keep or Sunjiang District (outpost) and follow the starburst towards the center of the map (north from Maatu, west from Sunjiang). Choosing Maatu Keep will mean that you will end up fighting Rai Zhon the Manipulator, whilst the selection of Sunjiang District means that you will fight 3 mobs instead of 2 en route to the quest marker, but don't have to face any bosses provided that you hug the wall when passing by Xi Lin of the Flames.

At the starburst you will meet the five Initiates and the dialogue will begin. After the first bit of dialogue, groups of Afflicted will head towards where the starbust now is - within the middle of sewage water, just north of the initiates. From here you can take multiple actions:

  • Head west to where the first group will come from and kill the groups from this area first. From here, they will come one right after the other from two directions and it is easy to avoid half of the mobs. After killing the waves that come from the west, you can head back to the center and pull those that remain away.
  • You can retreat to the way you came from and deal with fewer groups and more pulling up a closer ramp, allowing better ranged damage. After four or so groups approach down the other ramps, a group will turn up behind you.
  • Stay in the middle and brace yourself. Doing this will most likely end in a wipe, but you won't fail the quest and can simply return to the spot to finish what remains.

After killing the waves, the party leader character will state that there's one more group left - this group will pop up in the center of the sewage water. Killing them will complete the quest.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Humans (Ministry of Purity)

Foes[edit]

Afflicted

Dialogue[edit]

Initial dialogue[edit]

Initiate Zei Ri
"Welcome back, my friend. If you have the strength to lend, I could use your assistance again. Although I confess, when you hear the task at hand, you might be reluctant to join me. Ministry scouts report concentrated numbers of Afflicted within the Shenzun Tunnels. This is going to be a massive battle, and just you and I will not be enought to handle it. We're going to need more support from the Ministry. They will send as much aid as they can spare, but most of their soldiers are currently engaged at Bejunkan Pier. The Afflicted came in overwhelming numbers and are cutting off incoming trade. We'll have to make do with whatever support we receive. However, if we are able to deal with the Afflicted there, we'll have dealt a serious blow to their numbers. I understand that traipsing around Canthan sewers is not the most appealing of tasks, but what do you say?
"Challenges like this were meant to be overcome. And I'm sure the Ministry of Purity will pay enough that you could visit a bathhouse, afterward."
Yes Accept: "Let's get this done. Procrastinating won't make it any more palatable."
No Decline: "Do yo know how much these boots cost? I think I'll pass."
Ask Ask: "When your nose is fully desensitized, meet me in Shenzun Tunnels."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

When the initiates join the party:

Initiate Zei Ri: "The Afflicted know we are here... Look sharp! There's no telling where they'll come from."

After killing some groups:

Initiate Zei Ri: "There's more coming! We can't let up now!"
Initiate Zei Ri: "We can win this fight! Remember what's on the line."
Initiate Zei Ri: "The tides turn in our favor! We must not lose our momentum now!"
Initiate Zei Ri: "This looks like it is going to be the last of them. Brace yourself! They're going to hit us with everything they've got!"

When initiates die

Initiate Zei Ri: "No more! You will claim no more innocent lives!"
Initiate Zei Ri: "Cursed Afflicted, is there no end to the suffering you cause?"
Initiate Zei Ri: "How many lives must the Afflicted claim before they are at last satisfied?"
Initiate Zei Ri: "The Afflicted thin our ranks. We must hold fast!"

At the last wave:

<Party leader>: "This looks like it's going to be the last of them. Brace yourself! They're going to hit us with everything they've got!"

When all the Afflicted are defeated:

Initiate Zei Ri: "All that is left is silence. We've done well; this was an important victory. Now let us return to rest and recover."

Reward dialogue[edit]

Initiate Zei Ri
"I'm certainly glad that nightmare is over. I have no forgiveness for the monsters they have become, and I think I've about had my fill of sewers. I just need to remind myself that life is greater than our momentary desires and discomforts. It might not seem like it now, but someday this victory will be a mere footnote to our great deeds.
"Here, take this. It's from the Ministry. Maybe you should use the money to get yourself cleaned up."

Notes[edit]

  • Killing the last group of Afflicted will complete the quest even if foes from previous groups remain.
  • Among your allies, only Zei Ri self-resurrects (the other remain dead once they lose all their health once).
Bug Bug.If Zei Ri fails to resurrect after a death, you will be unable to complete the quest; you must rezone and start over.
Bug Bug.The final wave of Afflicted can spawn even if there are foes remaining from previous waves. If this happens, you need only defeat the final group to receive credit for quest completion.