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A Gate Too Far
This article has an associated Zaishen Challenge Quest.
Objectives[edit | edit source]
- Speak to Olaf Olafson to journey to Raven's Point. (disappears from Quest Log after speaking to Olaf)
- Help Olaf cleanse the Shrine of the Raven Spirit.
- Receive the Raven Blessing from the shrine.
- Follow the Destroyer Tremor trail to its source.
- Destroy the Asura Gate to halt the Destroyer influx.
- Automatically added after completing Vision of the Raven Spirit
- After first completion, can be obtained from
Rewards[edit | edit source]
Norn reputation points First time Repeats Normal 2,500 1,000 1001 Hard 1,500 150
- 1 Only if below rank 8.
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
Level 1[edit | edit source]
Speak to Olaf and he will transport your party into Raven's Point. Once inside, head north toward quest marker on your map. In this room you will have to defeat a Destroyer Tremor and four groups of two Destroyers each that appear in sequence. After clearing all nine destroyers, you can talk to the Shrine of the Raven Spirit to obtain the temporary skill Raven Blessing. Taking the temporary skill is optional and unnecessary.
Raven Flight prevents knockdowns, which can be useful against the Destroyer Tremors, who use the monster skill Tremor to knockdown everyone in earshot range for 4 seconds. Spellcasting and bow range are larger than earshot, so casters and ranged attackers can remain just outside the effect, but melee characters should make use of Raven Flight or bring other anti-knockdown skills. Ward of Stability can be particularly useful, as it will also affect the Norn NPCs and any minions.
Head south out of the room and follow the trail of destroyers to the next level of the dungeon.
Level 2[edit | edit source]
You can speak to Olaf to re-equip the Raven Blessing skill if you wish. The second floor is populated with groups of Vaettirs, which often despawn and are replaced by destroyers as you approach. Fighting on this floor is completely unnecessary, as you can run past all of the mobs.
Take the eastern path (not the one shown on the map) to completely avoid all the enemies in the first room. In the second room, depending on exactly where the destroyers appear, it is usually possible to sneak past the first group by hugging the left-hand wall, then past the second group by turning north and hugging the central pillar. If the destroyers do attack, you can just let the Norn fight them and keep running to the portal.
Level 3[edit | edit source]
As before, you can speak to Olaf to reacquire Raven Blessing if you wish. The third floor has several small groups of destroyers, many of which have a destroyer tremor spawn in their midst as you approach.
The first room here has an exit to the right and to the left, each guarded by two destroyers. If you approach the center of the room, though, a Destroyer Tremor will pop up, and all four destroyers will move to it. Hugging either wall can sometimes avoid triggering the Tremor. This way you can also pull the two groups seperately before triggering the pop-up.
The right-hand path is shorter, so go that way and past another tremor to a darkened cavern filled with destroyers. A third Tremor will pop up in the middle of the room as you clear out the destroyers. At the south end of the room is the Asura Undergate that you must destroy. Additional destroyers will appear through the gate periodically as you are attacking it, but you should be able to ignore them. After destroying the Undergate, a cutscene will take place between Olaf and Ogden, and you will be returned to Olafstead.
Hard mode[edit | edit source]
Hard mode greatly decreases the recharge time of tremor, which allows the destroyer tremors to keep party members knocked down and helpless a large fraction of the time. When combined with inept AI for henchmen and heroes and the increased mob damage output of hard mode, this can be quite dangerous. Therefore, it helps immensely if you pull mobs away from the destroyer tremors, and then fight the tremors at full spell range (that is, out of earshot) after the rest of the mobs in the area have been cleared.
Creatures[edit | edit source]
NPCs[edit | edit source]
Monsters[edit | edit source]
- 20 (26) Chromatic Drake (level 1)
Dialogues[edit | edit source]
Briefing from the Scrying Pool.
|Quest Log:||"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."|
|Help Olaf cleanse 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!"|
|Receive the Raven Blessing from the shrine:|
|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 may just be worthy opponents of a Norn."|
|Follow the Destroyer Tremor trail to its source:|
|<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 at the heart of the temple. Follow the stench of these "Destroyers" to it."|
|Destroy the Asura Gate to halt the Destroyer influx:|
|Ogden Stonehealer:||"At last. The gate! And, as I suspected, 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."|
Cutscene 1[edit | edit source]
|Olaf and Ogden|
|Olaf:||"That was a battle worth fighting! These Destroyers are worthwhile foes."|
|<party leader>:||"He seems happy."|
|Jora:||"A Norn only does what a Norn chooses to do. Pity a Dwarf does not quite understand that."|
|Ogden Stonehealer:||"So, my friend, will you gather your forces together to fight the Destroyers?"|
|Olaf:||"I will gladly tell others what wonderful prey they are."|
|Ogden Stonehealer:||"But will you gather an army?"|
|Olaf:||"Norn have no need of armies. We are Norn."|
|Ogden Stonehealer:||"Great Dwarf give me strength!"|
|<party leader>:||"Olaf, it was a good hunt. My friend wants to hunt more, but he is not Norn. He needs more people to help."|
|Olaf:||"Is that all? I know your king, little Dwarf. I can send a message to him. Will that do?"|
|Ogden Stonehealer:||"Yes. Yes! That will!"|
|Olaf:||"I will send a message to Jalis Ironhammer."|
|Olaf:||"I will tell him to meet you near the human encampment, near your Eye of the North. It will take some time."|
|Ogden Stonehealer:||"I don't know what to say."|
|<party leader>:||"I do. Thank you Olaf, seventh son of Olaf, You [sic] have done us a great favor. You are welcome to hunt Destroyers any time."|
|Olaf:||"Just try and stop me. Off you go!"|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This quest's name is a reference to the film A Bridge Too Far.
|Eye of the North storyline quests|
|Norn: Curse of the Nornbear → A Gate Too Far → Blood Washes Blood|