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War

A war occurs when the Legions of Kaezul come to invade Dalayan territory. The attacks are a random script, although they can be triggered by a GM if one is bored enough.

Recommended level to fight in the war is 55+, minimum (60+ is probably better). If you die in the war, you will receive Death Fatigue (Event) rather than standard Death Fatigue. This version of DF lasts 15 minutes instead of 5. You CAN be rezzed with this death fatigue on, but you'll be somewhat useless for awhile. There is no exp debt if you get killed in the war, so rezzing back would be for convenience only.

In the Valley of Erimal, there has been a recent addition of refugees and some other NPCs. One of them does offer a small reward for turning in weapons from the Kaezulian armies.
See: War Scavenger (Great for lower level characters)

There are two types of war.

Defending

The initial part of a war is the defense. The Legions of Kaezul will enter an area and a raid of characters must try to defend that area, or else it will be overrun and all non-kaezulian npcs will be killed and the zone will be unusable for quests until the kaezulians are thwarted. There are only 4 possible zones that they begin with, based on the lore that Kaezul has taken control of 4 old portals. Those zones are Faentharc Woods, Cauldron of Dawn, Lake Starfall, and Northern Wastes of Tarhyl.

The attack comes in waves, typically a few dozen foot soldiers that are light blue to level 65s along with a couple dark blue soldiers, and one or two golems/imps. Every time you kill a Kaezulian, you have a chance to spawn a random named mob. Light blue mobs only spawn light blue nameds, dark blue mobs and golems only spawn dark blue nameds. There are many waves that come, there doesn't seem to be an exact amount of waves that enters the zone but it appears to be between eight and twelve waves. Once all the waves are defeated a global message will be sent out that the area has been freed from the Legions of Kaezul. Rarely, a red con Kaezulian will show up at the very end and must be defeated. This does not always happen though.

If the raid is unsuccessful, not only will the zone they initially entered be taken over, but then the army begins to move and will enter a neighboring zone and the process repeats until a zone is successful in defeating an invasion, or all invasions are successful and a major city is taken over. A Starfall take over will spread across the Badlands, a Faentharc take over will spread to Everfrost with intent to take Newport, a Cauldron take over spreads to Goblinskull and heads to Athica, and a North Tarhyl take over spreads across the deserts.

Reacquiring

Once a zone has fallen to the Legion of Kaezul, all the normal mobs in the zone are replaced by Kaezulians spread out tactically. At this point it is possible to make an organized raiding party to take out the Kaezulian troops, as they only bunch themselves up into small groups.

Although most zones are easier to retake than defend, it's actually far harder to retake Lake Starfall than it is to defend it. This is due to a particularly brutal spawn on the MoP island which consists of over 50 mobs. They aren't linked, but they are situated in such a way that they aggro in a chain and it's impossible not to pull the entire tower at once. It can take longer to clear the tower than the rest of the zone and as such, Starfall has a bad habit of staying captured for much longer than any other zone.

Once every mob in the zone is dead, there will be a server wide message saying that the zone was retaken and is now safe. Unfortunately, it's somewhat popular to leave a single spawn of Kaezulians up which will cause all of the troops to respawn in about a day. This is because it's far easier to get named drops while reacquiring a zone than it is to get them while defending, even though the nameds are less common. Allowing a zone to stay captured for the purposes of farming will not endear you to the rest of the server though.

Named Kaezulians

Yellow to 65 Nameds
Bonetower, Siege Golem - Hits for 850 max, 1k Pbaoe, enrages, may shadowstep

Dark Blue to 65 Nameds
Hero of the Empire - Shifts occasionally to be either immune to magic or immune to melee. She does an emote every time she changes so call out when she's immune to one or the other.
Skymaster Zhavesh-ha - Makes it rain in the zone as soon as he appears.
Harvester Xhaal - Necromancer mob, summons corpses at random which explode after a moment.
Executioner Ssilaan - Fears, grows stronger with every person he fears.
The War Smith - Standard spank and tank, does nothing special
Conscript Uvash - Throughout the fight three a kaezulian legionnaire will spawn, one by one, each capable of summoning.

Light Blue to 65 Nameds
Patriot Zsinne - Nothing special
Yssa the Hunter - Summons a corrupted warder
Srilsa, Pressganged Criminal - Nothing special

Loot

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Image Name Obtained from Slot Classes
item_1147.png
A Reminder of Home
Hero of the Empire in any war zone
Wrist, Neck
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_1401.png
After The Divide
Executioner Ssilaan in any war zone
Back
WAR, PAL, RNG, SHD, MNK, BRD, ROG, BST
item_1239.png
Altar of Sorrow
Harvester Xhaal in any war zone
Range, Ammo
SHD, DRU, SHM, NEC, MAG, ENC, BST
item_634.png
Arms of the Leper
Harvester Xhaal in any war zone
Arms
SHD, SHM, NEC
item_1250.png
Bangle of Progress
Conscript Uvash in any war zone
Wrist
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, BRD, ROG, SHM
item_656.png
Black Silk Legwraps
Yssa the Hunter in any war zone
Legs
WAR, PAL, RNG, SHD, MNK, BRD, ROG, BST
item_1284.png
Blackblade (War)
Srilsa, Pressganged Criminal in any war zone
Primary, Secondary
WAR, RNG, BRD, ROG, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_772.png
Comedy
Bonetower, Siege Golem in any war zone
Face
CLR, PAL, DRU, RNG, ROG, BST, BRD, SHD, WAR, SHM, ENC, NEC, MAG, WIZ, MNK
item_850.png
Cord of Preserved Thought
Patriot Zsinne in any war zone
Waist
CLR, DRU, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC
item_1023.png
Deatheyes of the Kyzhak
Hero of the Empire in any war zone
Face
RNG, SHD, MNK, BRD, ROG, BST
item_664.png
Doomshroud of the Kyzhak
Executioner Ssilaan in any war zone
Head
SHD, NEC
item_530.png
Dragonforged Gauntlets
Executioner Ssilaan in any war zone
Hands
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD
item_970.png
Dragonforged Golemsoul
Bonetower, Siege Golem in any war zone
Neck
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_844.png
Dragonforged Jackboot
Harvester Xhaal in any war zone
Feet
WAR, CLR, PAL, SHD, BRD
item_506.png
Dragonforged Skullcage
Srilsa, Pressganged Criminal in any war zone
Head
WAR, CLR, PAL, SHD, BRD
item_1393.png
Dragonforged Sledge
The War Smith in any war zone
Primary
PAL, SHD
item_963.png
Faceted Mass of Water
Skymaster Zhavesh-ha in any war zone
Range
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_851.png
Fascinating Choker
Skymaster Zhavesh-ha in any war zone
Neck
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_1432.png
First Eye in the Dark
Patriot Zsinne in any war zone
Face
CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_751.png
Flute of Calling
Yssa the Hunter in any war zone
Secondary
BRD
item_1437.png
Fourth Eye in the Dark
Yssa the Hunter in any war zone
Face
CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_513.png
Frost Barrier Signet
Harvester Xhaal in any war zone
Fingers
DRU, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_548.png
Glowbones Belt
Hero of the Empire in any war zone
Waist
CLR, PAL, RNG, DRU, SHM, BST
item_1249.png
Headcruncher
Secondary
WAR, ROG, BST
item_1404.png
Hypodermic Hook
Hero of the Empire in any war zone
Primary, Secondary
WAR, RNG, BRD, ROG, SHM, BST
item_1305.png
Kaezulian Guard
Skymaster Zhavesh-ha in any war zone
Secondary
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD
item_1330.png
Long Shot
Srilsa, Pressganged Criminal in any war zone
Range
WAR, PAL, RNG, SHD, ROG
item_812.png
Manleather Handwraps
Hands
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_619.png
Mark of the Kyzhak
Executioner Ssilaan in any war zone
Ear
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_518.png
Metallic Grabbers
Yssa the Hunter in any war zone
Hands, Ammo
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_632.png
Ornate Fungus-leather Apron
Chest
RNG, DRU, MNK, ROG, SHM, BST
item_523.png
Pious Crown
Skymaster Zhavesh-ha in any war zone
Head
PAL, RNG, SHD, BST
item_559.png
Razer
Primary, Secondary
WAR, RNG, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_1439.png
Refined Explosive Boulder
The War Smith in any war zone
Primary, Secondary
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_906.png
Reinforced Iksar Jawbone
Conscript Uvash in any war zone
Face
WAR, PAL, RNG, SHD, MNK, BRD, ROG, BST
item_683.png
Ritual of Rejoining
Skymaster Zhavesh-ha in any war zone
Range, Secondary
PAL, RNG, MNK, BRD, ROG
item_838.png
Robe of Foreign Skies
Skymaster Zhavesh-ha in any war zone
Chest
MNK, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_1434.png
Second Eye in the Dark
Face
CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_668.png
Shoulders of Domination
The War Smith in any war zone
Shoulders
NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC
item_1354.png
Staff of the Lost Sky
Skymaster Zhavesh-ha in any war zone
Primary
CLR, DRU, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_511.png
Stolen Crown of the Conquered
Bonetower, Siege Golem in any war zone
Head
CLR, DRU, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC
item_1129.png
Surestrike Earstud
Patriot Zsinne in any war zone
Ear
WAR, PAL, RNG, SHD, MNK, BRD, ROG, BST
item_1436.png
Third Eye in the Dark
Conscript Uvash in any war zone
Face
CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_770.png
Tragedy
Bonetower, Siege Golem in any war zone
Face
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_525.png
Travelworn Boots
Feet
RNG, DRU, MNK, ROG, SHM, BST
item_632.png
Tunic of the Ever-Vigilant
Harvester Xhaal in any war zone
Chest
RNG, MNK, ROG, BST
item_1312.png
Two Become One
Bonetower, Siege Golem in any war zone
Secondary
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD
item_1377.png
Wand of Venom
Srilsa, Pressganged Criminal in any war zone
Ammo
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
item_1097.png
Wheel of Prophecy
The War Smith in any war zone
Secondary
CLR, DRU, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST