Area Designer[edit | edit source]

Raid

Directions[edit | edit source]

4s*7e*10n*2e*6n*e*s (from Midgaard Temple)

Reset Time:[edit | edit source]

20 minutes (empty)

Story/History[edit | edit source]

Since time immemorial, Aralu, the Kingdom of the Dead, has harbored the lost and disturbed souls that once inhabited the mortal world.
It is an evil place, untouched by the passing of time, ruled over by a Dread Lord and his Queen. For centuries, it had been thought lost, destroyed by the cataclysm that wrecked the world many ages ago.
Now recent tales have surfaced, brought back by brave adventurers from the north: rumors of a huge dragon-like creature that stalks a stonelike forest. Confused and delirious, the survivors of those terrors are nearly unintelligible. The only common thread to their tales is that the kingdom lies somewhere north and east of the great city of Midgaard.

Kasir's Clue:[edit | edit source]

If you discover the small leather-bound diary, you'll find this clue:
This looks like a diary or account of the travels of the wandering 
scholar Thereus, it tells of his many travels. Included in it is an account of 
his final journey...Here, Aralu. It tells how he tricked his way past Nergi by 
dressing in the clothes of a dead warrior and how eventually he gained entrance 
past the black door, by assembling the four keys...The last few pages however 
make almost no sense to you. Seemingly the ravings of a mad man, desolate 
plains, fiery skies, and howling winds...

Mobs of Note[edit | edit source]

Kasir - (blood red broach, rotting flesh vest), Narre - (bracers of damnation, golden dragon tattoos), Nergi - (bone staff - part of the Staff of Many Parts, jeweled skull spike), Peist - (chameleon cloak), Storm Warrior - (ornate silver belt), Bainte - (twisted clawed gauntlets) any mob in the Castle exterior - bone ring, Mannam, High Priestess (bloody silver dirk), incensed worshippers (spawn on death of priestess) and the enigmatic Goddesses of the Dark Elements, Sedu (sandstone cube), Zu (stormbird's feather), Ninurta (dancing flame), Iaida (flawless pearl).  
The Four Goddesses of Aralu cannot be reached via standard travel as they are located in an !door room.

General Zone Strategies[edit | edit source]

As you enter the area (Stone Forest), keep an eye out for the invisible/hidden Peist (chameleon cloak).  He's a surprise if you're !glow and not prepared to be 3x ANNIH.  He's !phys, too.
The Storm Warrior (mob keyword: "warrior") is west of the entrance in A Peaceful Grove. If you let him area, you can use the Lost Souls as pets to help beat him down.  Sometimes you get lucky and the Peist is in the grove with the Storm Warrior. The Warrior can be subdued with Bardic, Ranger and Clerical debuffs. He won't purge glow or buffs, but will liberally area. Keep your healer out and PFE if possible, to stay out of Peist combat.
(A part of the Deathly Hallows loads crash only! in the small sapling in The Clearing here.)
Work your way south past the blocking Baintes and get the bone key to the main gate from Nergi.  He tosses and has an entropy proc.  Be advised.  (Nergi loads the Bone Staff which is part of the Staff of Many Parts.)
Use his key to enter his private quarters. You'll find an invisible chest containing the rotting flesh vest and a jeweled skull +cha holdable treasure item.
Pick up the glimmer of hope from inside the corpse as you enter the Castle.  You'll need this key after gaining entry to Mannam's Keep.
Watch for wandering aggressive elite guardsmen in Aralu.
To access Mannam's Keep, collect the black metal key parts from the Armourer (west from gong under Hall of the Fallen, pick only), the fountain well in the center of the Keep Square (inside well, crash only!), Kasir (east off the Square in barracks) and Narre (above the library).  The metal key parts are max limit 3 (three iterations in game before the load is blocked), and the Kasir and Narre equipment loads will be blocked if those parts reach their max limit. If you are farming Kasir and Narre items, make sure you junk the key parts.
Once you have all four key parts, "make key" to enter the Keep door and use the glimmer of hope to unlock the mouth. Keep in mind that the fountain key is crash only, so you'll get access to the Keep once per uptime. Prepare for a long gate watch if you're farming the Jeweled Skull Spike.
Mannam is all south along the corridor.  Take a quick hike east halfway down the hallway to the High Priestess.
South past three pairs of Frei-Froide warriors is Mannam and his consort Asherat.  They occupy an !magic room. 
Asherat is aggro! Take her down first.  Use your striking Sohei to dispatch the tossing, entropy-pointing Mannam.
The demon room is not accessible by doors and is teleport only.

Equipment:[edit | edit source]

ITEM

TYPE

MOB

LOAD %

DISPLAY

blood red broach neck Kasir 6.0% mL 20 !twpnr -4 ss 25 mana
golden dragon tattoos arm Narre 7.0% mL 13 !cpa 2 ac 10 mana 20% hpR perma regenerate
jewelled skull spike weapon Mannam 5.0% mL 20 !mcpnrb 8D3 16.0 avg 3 dam 2 str
chameleon cloak about Peist 7.0% mL 15 !rests 30 ac 1 dam -5 hp
staff, bone weapon Nergi 9.0% mL 15 !rests 9D2 13.5 avg 3 hit 3 dam
crossbow pistol weapon Armourer 2.0% mL 12 !rests 4D4 10.0 avg
belt, ornate silver waist Storm Warrior 3.0% mL 21 cp! !e 1 str perma pfe
Bracer of Damnation wrist Mannam 5.0% mL 17 !b 2 dam perma detect invis
scimitar, night black weapon lieutenant 10.0% mL 11 !mcp !g 3D7 12.0 avg 3 dam 2 dex
curved silver dirk weapon High Priestess 15.0% mL 5 !c e! 3D5 9.0 avg 2 hit 2 dam
black piece of metal assembly Armourer mL 0 !rests
black piece of metal assembly fountain mL 0 !rests
black piece of metal assembly Kasir mL 0 !rests
black piece of metal assembly Narre mL 0 !rests
gauntlets, twisted clawed hand Bainte 15.0% mL 10 !ctp !g 2 ac 1 dam -1 dex
blacksmith's hammer weapon Armourer 25.0% mL 10 !t n! 4D4 10.0 avg
dancing flame key Ninurta 5.0% mL 0 !rests
flawless pearl key Iaida 5.0% mL 0 !rests
sandstone cube key Sedu 5.0% mL 0 !rests
stormbird's feather key Zu 5.0% mL 0 !rests
spear, black metal missile elite guardsman 25.0% mL 6 !mctb 3D6 10.5 avg
spear, black metal missile lieutenant 25.0% mL 6 !mctb 3D6 10.5 avg
tarnished scalemail leggings leg Kasir mL 14 !mcpjsb !g 30 ac 8% hpR
vest of rotting flesh body Nergi's iron bound chest mL 12 !cpj 8% hpR
robe, metallic about Narre mL 12 !ctw !n perma armor
skull, bone jeweled hold Nergi's iron bound chest mL 17 !g 2 cha -10 hp
breastplate, black metal body elite guardsman mL 5 !mjtr enchantable
greaves, black metal leg elite guardsman mL 5 !mtr enchantable
apron, leather body Armourer mL 1 !rests
chest, Nergi's ironbound container on ground mL 1 !rests
coin, silver trash lost soul mL 1 !rests
ring, bone ring Nergi mL 1 !pj e! perma bless
bone key Nergi mL 0 !rests key to Aralu gate
key to Nergi's Quarters
glimmer of hope key half-rotten corpse mL 0 !rests key to mouth inside Keep door
small leatherbound book note Kasir mL 0 !rests
The Resurrection Stone wand (Stone Clearing/tree) mL 0 !rests crash only!

Maps:[edit | edit source]

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