Deathtoll Access Obtained

I know it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, especially since Deathtoll is a raid zone a few expansions back now. However, it’s also one of the very few raid zones that still requires a complicated entrance quest – and I’ve always loved that feature. I don’t like it when SOE removes the access requirement to zones even though I understand their reasoning behind it. In order to access Deathtoll you have to complete a series of quests that start on a little island in the sky in Bonemire. I can’t remember the number of times I died trying to jump onto that little island. The final ‘test’ is to take the marks of four dragons, which are all raid encounters. You also require having completed speak as a dragon (of course) in order to speak with Nagafen to get the quest to that step – and once you’ve FINALLY brought all of the marks back to Nagafen he gives you a quest for the flame shield that allows you past the barrier in Deathtoll. You know the one in the main room that’s blocked by a little gnome invention?

Out of all of my characters only ONE has ever completed Deathtoll access – and it was way back when Deathtoll was THE place to be. Completing it on a second character is quite exciting to me, and even more so because I’ve been making my way through the Claymore quest chain. I’m on the Ascent of the Awakened portion, and the drop we need to spawn the 2nd named just refuses to spawn. Yesterday after hours in the zone we gave up, but should be going back some time later this evening.

Once Claymore is completed it’s time for another run of Prismatic 1.0, then Godking, and Soulfire. Each of these quest chains have an incredibly rich history of lore, and I love re-visiting them. I’d also like to get the mark of the awakened completed, but we’ll just have to see about that one.

Happy gaming no matter where you find yourself, and I’ll see you in Norrath.

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