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Rift: Quest - Saga of the Endless


The Saga of the Endless quest is THE epic, massive, super quest in Rift. The quest progresses at various levels and gives great rewards at the appropriate levels. It starts in Freemarch and ends, ultimately, in Greenscale.

The purpose of this guides to get you through the quests, not to relate the backstory. You can get the story by reading the quests as you go; there’s no need to duplicate it here.

From the ZAM site, here are some links.  Please read below for the ES custom write up of this lengthy quest.

  1. The Saga of the Endless: Eternal Endless (50)
  2. The Saga of the Endless: Perdeen (50)
  3. The Saga of the Endless: A Family Affair (50)
  4. The Saga of the Endless: Courtship (50)
  5. The Saga of the Endless: Darkblade (50)
  6. The Saga of the Endless: Darkblade's Terror (50)
  7. The Saga of the Endless: Girded Against Death (50) - Assist five NPC's by completing these subquests:
  8. The Saga of the Endless: Endless Ranks (50)
  9. The Saga of the Endless: Glut of Greenscale (50)
  10. The Saga of the Endless: Bound Ancients (50)
  11. The Saga of the Endless: Threat of the Beyond (50)


Before you begin

Asha will not give you the first quest if you haven't done your "racial" quest in Meridian. If this happens to you, go out to the front area of Meridian (down the steps and into the little courtyard area) and look for your racial quest giver (level 50s will need to turn on their low-level-quest markers on the min map). Do the racial quest; it's a simple Fedex quest in Meridian. Return to Asha and she should give you the first Saga quest.



Main Zone: Freemarch
Quest Level: 20


The Saga of the Endless: On the Shores of Freemarch
Starting NPC: Asha Catari (Meridian, in the PvP room)


The quest has four parts, three of which are given by other NPCs:

* Help Rhan's legions cut down the Endless forces (Rahn, Next to Asha in PvP room)
* Help Sylver study the Endless's methods (Sylver, College of Planar Studies off the crafting room)
* Assist Faceless Man in spying on the Endless (Faceless Man, top room of Orphiel’s Spire)
* The fourth is simply to kill Jakub, which you do at the end of the quest series in Freemarch.


I’ll assume you’ve already killed Jakub. If you haven’t, you’ll need to find the story quest line that leads to his death.

Help Rhan's legions cut down the Endless forces
Quest - Forces of the Plane of Death


Close 6 death Rifts in Freemarch. That’s it. The quest text may still say “Major” rifts, but minor rifts also give credit. Return to Rhan to close the quest.

Help Sylver study the Endless's methods
Quest - The Means of the Endless - This is commonly known as the "Anchor" quest.


The first thing you need to do is go to Smith's Haven and kill a Endless Nightbringer and loot an Attunement shard. Endless Nightbringers can be found upstairs in some of the buildings, and the drop rate for the shards is 100%.
The next step is to use the attunement shard on the anchors, destroy the anchor and loot a piece off the anchors. There are three anchors around Freemarch:
* Savage Hill (across road from Warden's Rise) behind the mob camp
* Northeast of Smith's Haven
* North of Meridian at the back of Falsehood Slope
The anchor locations will show up on your map when you are tracking the quest. Destroying the anchor spawns three sets of six mobs of about 3000 hp each, then a miniboss. At level, bring a group; at 50, AoE it to death. LOOT THE ANCHOR to get each of the three quest items. Return to Sylver to close the quest.

Assist Faceless Man in spying on the Endless

This part is a chain composed of two quests: Spying on the Endless and Memories of the Dead.

Quest - Spying on the Endless

Go inside the courtyard of the Iron Fortress and head to the northeast corner. The Unseen Agent is a corpse lying on the ground up in a nook near the wall. You can't miss her and the mob guarding her, an elite Endless Fleshfiend. The Fleshfiend is NOT aggro, thankfully.

Before you attack the Fleshfiend, walk up close to the corpse until you get the game message that you have discovered the body. Then you can attack and kill the Fleshfiend to continue the quest. He hits hard and has high HP, so bring a friend and/or healer if you are at level. Loot the body and return to the Faceless Man to complete the quest.

Quest - Memories of the Dead

Once you talk to the Faceless Man at the end of the previous quest, he has you activate the memory imager. It's just behind him. Interact with the sphere that's sparkling. He'll then have you talk to his assistant, Uriel. This leads to another quest that is part of a second Endless Saga line. You should be able to go back to Asha without continuing to this quest, but go ahead and pick it up. It will send you to Iron Tombs. Don’t go yet; you’ll see why in the next section.

Completion

Once all three of these quests are complete, and you've killed Jakub, return to Asha to complete the series. You should immediately be offered the next quest, “Tomb of Olds”.

Approach

You can work on all the subsets of this quest before returning to Meridian. Catch each death rift you come across as you’re running around Freemarch. Hit Smith’s Haven for the shard, then the Iron Fortress to kill the mob and loot the body. Head out from there and hit the Anchors in turn. I usually have people hit the shard NE of Smith’s haven first (close), then hit Savage Hill before heading back to the one near Meridian. If you don’t have your Rifts done by then, go seek them out.


The Saga of the Endless: The Tomb of Olds
Starting NPC: Asha Catari (Meridian, in the PvP room)


* Assist Uriel in Cutting of Communications
* Destroy Alsbeth's Minions in the Iron Tomb
* Find Alsbeth's Satchel


Go to Uriel and get the communications device quest before you go into Iron Tombs if you didn’t get it already at the end of “Memories of the Dead”. You can complete all the objectives on the same run that way. This is basically a normal Iron Tombs run with a couple of ground spawns to loot. Note: this run (and other instance runs in this quest) have to be run on normal difficulty; some objectives will not show up in Expert mode and you’ll just waste your time.

Destroy Alsbeth's Minions in the Iron Tomb

This simply means to do an Iron Tombs run and kill all the bosses. It's the same quest you get each time you go into IT. If you've already done this, you'll get credit when you get the quest.

Find Alsbeth's Satchel

The satchel is located behind the second Death Shard, the ones you destroy during your first IT run. It's in an item that looks like a treasure chest and will be sparkling.

Assist Uriel in Cutting of Communications
Quest - Cutting off Communications


Looking at the Iron Tombs map, the communications device is in the East part of the small East-West corridor that intersects with the main path in the Northern part of the Iron Tombs map (reference this image: http://rift.zam.com/wiki.html?v=189909). Loot it to get the update, which tells you to go back to Uriel (no mobs spawn, bummer). Once you've finished your IT run, return to Meridian and talk to her, then interact with the table next to here (the sparkles can be a bit hard to see). Once she's done with it, talk to her again to complete the quest.

Completion

Once the minions quest is complete, you have the satchel and you’ve completed the Communications quest, return to Asha to complete the main quest.



Main Zone: Deepstrike Mines
Quest Level: 26


The Saga of the Endless: Endless Digging
Starting NPC: Asha Catari (Meridian, in the PvP room)


Head to Deepstrike Mines (normal, as before) and speak to Kaspar Massi just inside.

The Saga of the Endless: Fueling the Rituals
Starting NPC: Kaspar Massi (Just inside Deepstrike Mines)


Similar to Tomb of Olds, this is a normal Deepstrike Mines run, with two additions:

* Deep Threats - Automatic upon completing and slaying all four bosses in Deepstrike Mines.
* Reclaiming What's Ours - Disable the Eth Device at the bottom of the mines.
* Stolen Source - Collect ten Source Fragments from the Baneful Laborers and throughout the dungeon.


You should get the fragments pretty quickly, but it will go quicker if you loot them off the rock walls, etc, as you fight your way in. Kill the bosses, and just before the last boss, click on the Eth device on the way to the last boss room. You need to kill the knock-back adds without everyone being knocked away from the device. You don’t have to start over if the device stops; just click on it again and continue until you’re done. Kill the last boss and MAKE YOUR WAY BACK TO THE ENTRANCE where you turn in the quest.



Main Zone: Scarlet Gorge
Quest Level: 30


Before you go to Scarlet Gorge, pick up a Pure Distillate (not a Pristine Distillate) from the AH or from your friendly local Forager (not Forger).


The Saga of the Endless: Long Buried
Starting NPC: Asha Catari (Meridian, in the PvP room)


*Find Uriel Chuluun in Scarlet Gorge
*Speak with Uriel Chuluun in Scarlet Gorge


Uriel is found by the waterfall on the Northwest side on the map, at the very top of the map (3675, 2769).

The Saga of the Endless: Trophies of Death
Starting NPC: Dacia Ultan (next to Uriel)


* Close death rifts in Scarlet Gorge 0/5
* Speak with Dacia Ultan in Scarlet Gorge


Yup, more death rifts, just as it says.

The Saga of the Endless: Foul Intent
Starting NPC: Uriel Chuluun


* Search the cliffs for evidence of the plot
* Kill the Gnar Tamer
* Collect the Control Rod
* Use the Control Rod on the Young Rock Chomper and lead it to Uriel
* Speak with Uriel Chuluun in Riverfell


Head around the base of the waterfall to the East side (ground level) and find a Gnar Tamer and a Gnar (spider). Gnar tamer is elite; bring a friend if you are of level. Kill him and loot the rod from his body. Use the rod on the Gnar, and lead him back to Uriel.

The Saga of the Endless: Implanting the Idea
Starting NPC: Uriel Chuluun


* Gather an unblemished Gnar brain
* Find a Control Focus within a Golden Maw factory
* Craft, or obtain from a crafter, Pure Distillate
* Speak with Uriel Chuluun in Riverfell


Having that Pure Distillate came in handy, eh? Head up the ramp to Foul Cascade and keep going up until you run into spiders (Gnars). Kill them until a brain drops (could be a while). Once you have it, port back to Meridian, then back to the Lift area in Scarlet Gorge. Head east to the cave where you used the disguise (if you did that quest line), hug the wall right until you run into a chest. Loot the chest and head back to Uriel.

The Saga of the Endless: Follow that Gnar
Starting NPC: Uriel Chuluun


* Disguise yourself as a member of the Endless Court
* Follow the Young Rock Chomper to the Queen
* Speak with Uriel Chuluun in Foul Cascade


Use the disguise, then click on the device next to Uriel. A Gnar will spawn. Follow it up to the entrance to FC. The disguise can safely be refreshed on the way up. Once inside, talk to Uriel. NOTE: There is reason to believe clicking on the device and following the Gnar is optional; you could just run up and into FC; however, there is a short dialogue between NPCs that happens once the Gnar gets there that you will miss.

The Saga of the Endless: Atop the Cascade
Starting NPC: Uriel Chuluun (in FC)


* Assist Uriel in studying the ritual
* Assist Dacia in culling the Cascade's monsters
* Loose Albseth's hold on the Gnar Queen
* Return to Asha Catari in Meridian


Clear all the bosses in normal FC. Return to Asha in Meridian afterwards.



Main Zone: Moonshade Highlands
Quest Level: 40


The Saga of the Endless: On the Trail of Evil
Starting NPC: Asha Catari (Meridian, in the PvP room)


* Seek clues of Nestor Troweller's whereabouts
* Seek Nestor Troweller in Stonefield
* Kill the Bones of Nestor
* Speak with the ghost of Nestor
* Return to Asha Catari in Meridian


Yeah, so, this quest STARTs in Freemarch and Stonefield, but it doesn’t stay there, okay? Sheesh.
Head to Kelari Refuge and speak to Warden Troweller on the path down to the town. Then grab a group and head to Granite falls and head NE along the mountain bottom towards the graveyard until you find a pile of bones that is sparkling (5011, 4853). Click the bones and fight the skelly. Warning: it’s a serious undercon; bring some high level toons to stave off any frustration. Talk to the ghost and return to Asha while you send your group to Moonshade Highlands (see, I told you). They should use the new Reclaimer’s Hold port.

The Saga of the Endless: Intercepting the Spellbook
Starting NPC: Asha Catari (Meridian, in the PvP room)


* Speak with the Faceless Man in Moonshade Highlands
* Search for Kira in the hills of Moonshade
* Find Kira Thanos in Scarlet Gorge


Take the Reclaimer’s Hold port to Moonshade Highlands. Talk to the Faceless Man; he’ll send you to find Kira Thanos, who is up in the foothills a bit East of Hammerknell Fortress (6712, 1118). Bring your group.

The Saga of the Endless: Chance Meetings
Starting NPC: Kira Thanos (Moonshade Highlands)


* Interrupt the meeting
* Kill Brahl Darkfall
* Kill Lisandra Cavrin
* Kill Dashe Teel
* Talk to Dunbart Kreed
* Question Dunbart about the book
* Collect the book
* Return to Kira Thanos


A “meeting” is occurring just North of Kira. With your group, take out the three aggro mobs. Talk to Dunbart, then loot the pillow in front of one of the horses. Return down the ledge to Kira.

The Saga of the Endless: Study the Spellbook
Starting NPC: Kira Thanos (Moonshade Highlands)


Take the book to Uriel Chuluun, who is now in Moonshade Highlands. Follow the road south from Reclaimer’s Hold across the bridge and on until you reach the little camp where she waits.

The Saga of the Endless: A Father’s Love
Starting NPC: Brother Damon (next to Uriel in Moonshade Highlands)


* Find Eama's grave and call her forth
* Find Stone's grave and call her forth
* Speak with Brother Damon


Talk to Brother Damon, then grab your group and head to the two graves (7210, 1530 and 7470, 1770). Click the grave to spawn the mob. Burn the mob down until Brother Damon shows up to “sooth” it. When both are done, return to Brother Damon next to Uriel.

The Saga of the Endless: Garden of Death
Starting NPC: Brother Damon


* Assist Brother Damon in Runic Descent
* Assist Asha Catari in Runic Descent
* Destroy Alsbeth's Force in Runic Descent
* Return to Brother Damon in Stonemason's Watch


The first two are individual quests. Killing the bosses satisfies the “Alsbeth’s Force” bit.

Brother Damon has you destroy the various Rune Vessels inside RD. Each of these vessels presents a different puzzle:

- The first vessel will cast an interupt spell that damages the first person to approach it and interrupts their attempt to click the vessel. Send in the tank to get the effect, then go in and click the vessel. Kill the mob.
- The second vessel will port around as you try to click it. The locations are marked in the little area where it sits. Have each of your group camp near a spot and click as soon as it spawns. Eventually the mob will spawn.
- The third is the toughest. It is protected by two energy beams. Anyone who approaches will be chased by the beams until they run out of range or die. Send in two people to “kite” the beams, then run in and quickly click the vessel. The beams will disappear when the mob spawns.
Once the last one is killed, Brother Damon will spawn near you in the dungeon. Talk to him to complete the quest.

Asha will have you use the three life bulbs that are found in the zone. Click them when you find them. When you click the last one, she will spawn near you. Talk to her to complete her quest.

Once the two side quests are done and the last boss is down, return to Brother Damon at the camp.

The Saga of the Endless: Deliver the Spellbook
Starting NPC: Uriel Chuluun


Speak to Uriel, then take the Spellbook to Asha in Meridian.



Main Zone: Stillmoor
Quest Level: 50


The Saga of the Endless: Eternal Endless
Starting NPC: Asha Catari (Meridian, in the PvP room)


Asha will send you to talk to the Faceless Man at Zareph’s Return in Stillmoor.


The Saga of the Endless: Perdeen
Starting NPC: Faceless Man (Stillmoor)


* Investigate cultists in the Perdeen rift
* Return to Faceless Man in Zareph's Return


Grab nine of your buddies and complete the Perdeen Expert Rift.


The Saga of the Endless: A Family Affair
Starting NPC: Faceless Man (Stillmoor)


* Interrogate a Maculav
* Scan Maculav for the dark aura
* Interrogate a Newkosa
* Scan Newkosa for the dark aura
* Kill Jiles Newkosa
* Interrogate a Murovic
* Scan Marsinie for the dark aura
* Kill Marsinie Redlov
* Return to Faceless Man in Zareph's Return


As the quest suggests, Maculav won’t aggro, but Newkosa and Murovic will. Bring a friend or two for this one. The mob locations will be marked on your map. Talk to them, scan them with the item you have, and kill them if you must.


The Saga of the Endless: Courtship
Starting NPC: Faceless Man (Stillmoor)


* Seek first cultist clue
* Seek second cultist clue
* Seek third cultist clue
* Return to Faceless Man in Zareph's Return


First clue is the Rothman Crest that drops from Mathosian Honor Guards in the Endless Citadel non-elite area. The second clue is a statue at 1141, 2890 on the second floor. The third clue is the Edraam Family Crest that drops from Lord Edraam up the ramp at 1113, 2689. He is a 50 elite surrounded by 50 elites; bring friends.


The Saga of the Endless: Darkblade
Starting NPC: Faceless Man (Stillmoor)


* Ask Dragomir Rakovic about Darkblade
* Locate Luthas Darkblade in Thalin Tor
* Defeat the Abberant Growth
* Take notebook about Darkblade's work
* Return to Faceless Man in Zareph's Return


Dragomir is the Zareph’s Return camp. Talk to him, then head to Thalin Tor north in the Guardian area (where the bat puzzle is). Head up and turn into a room where Luthas resides; when you do and have the quest, he will spawn the Abberant Growth which is, thankfull, non-aggro. We’ve killed him with 9 raid-geared toons. Once it’s dead, loot the book from the table and head back to the Faceless Man.


The Saga of the Endless: Darkblade’s Terror
Starting NPC: Faceless Man (Stillmoor)


* Thwart Luthas Darkblade in his rift plot
* Return to Asha Catari in Meridian


Do the Terror of Undeath raid rift. Yup, you need a full raid group for this. When successful, return to Asha in Meridian.



The Saga of the Endless: Girded Against Death
Starting NPC: Asha Catari (Meridian)


* Assist Rahn in recovering Won Odego's relic
* Assist Dacia in recovering Anan's relic
* Assist Uriel in recovering Neddra's relic
* Assist Damon in recovering Nyol's artifact
* Assist Sylver in building the WAD
* Return to Asha Catari in Meridian


Another multi-parter similar to Shores of Freemarch. Here we go:

* Assist Rahn in recovering Won Odego's relic
Way of the Paragon
Starting NPC: Rahn Chuluun (next to Asha in Meridian)


* Find and medidate at the Pillar of the Mountain
* Find and meditate at the Pillar of the Wind
* Find and meditate at the Pillar of the River
* Find and meditate at Won Odego's grave
* Speak with the spirit of Won Odego
* Overcome and collect Enq
* Overcome and collect Gan
* Return to Rahn Chuluun in Meridian


Head off to the following coordinates: Pillar of the River in Freemarch (7304, 5791), Pillar of the Wind in Shimmersand(?) (6802, 7468), Pillar of the Mountain in IPP (3721, 2325). Click each to “meditate” at it. Then head to Granite Falls and make your way up the mountain to the north (where the dancing squirrels are) to find Won’s grave (4782, 4791). Click the grave and Won spawns with 2 non-aggro elite air mobs. Talk to him, then kill the mobs. Bring a full group. LOOT THE MOBS, then return to Rahn in Meridian.

* Assist Dacia in recovering Anan's relic
Out of Time
Starting NPC: Dacia Ultan (in the tent at the base of the stairs out front of Meridian)


* Ask Sylver Valis about the machine that made Anan
* Search for remains of the Defractionary in Firesand Desert
* Speak with Knowbaz TZ


Head to Sylver in the College of Planar Studies (do this before you go to get his quest to save some running around). He’ll send you to find the Defractionary. It’s in Shimmersand a little north of the puzzle (6558, 7755). Talk to Knowbaz TZ when you get there. It’ll start another quest:

Replacing the Defractionary
Starting NPC: Knowbaz TZ


* Question Knowbaz TZ about the theft
* Find the Initiation Rod
* Find the LHR Core
* Collect the Defractionary
* Overcome Knowbaz TZ to take Defractionary
* Return to Dacia Ultan in Meridian


Talk to Knowbaz, then head to the NW part of the zone (out by where the Queen is) and find Bevasha Windwalker (5141, 6100). Take a group, or Tank, Healer and good DPS. Kill Bevasha and loot the core. Then go find the Nexus Aggressors; they’re the mobs that spawn near the “portals” in the area around the queen and the nearby rifts. Killing them spawns 2 mobs, then 2 more mobs, then a bigger mob. Loot the Aggressor for the rod; it may take several kills to get one. Return to where the Knowbaz is and click the item that’s sparkling. Knowbaz will attack; take him out with your group. Loot the Defractionary off his corpse and return to Dacia.

* Assist Uriel in recovering Neddra's relic
Neddra’s Legacy
Starting NPC: Uriel Chuluun (next to the Faceless Mann, top room of Orphiel’s Spire)


* Seek out Neddra's Vault
* Get past Totek the Ancient
* Talk to the ghost of Neddra
* Take the Wrath of the Destroyer
* Return to Uriel Chuluun in Meridian


This is essentially an Expert Iron Tombs run. Once Totek (the last boss) is down, the ghost of Neddra will spawn. Talk to her, then loot the sarcophagus near her. Return to Uriel in Meridian.

* Assist Damon in recovering Nyol's artifact
The Peacemaker
Starting NPC: Brother Damon (in the tent at the base of the stairs out front of Meridian)


* Find Damon's friend Kyoth
* Ask for Kyoth's Help
* Meet at the rendezvous point on the road to Argent Glade
* Eliminate the Honor Guard and take the Staff of Nyol
* Return to Brother Damon in Meridian


Talk to Brother Damon before heading to (GASP!) Silverwood! Kyoth is at (6100, 3130). Talk to him, and he will send you to a rendezvous point (6764, 3230). Take a group, because you’ll be fighting 3 elite mobs. Before you get there, make sure you are set to auto-flag PvP. Kill the mobs, loot the staff, and recall back to Meridian to take the staff to Brother Damon.

* Assist Sylver in building the WAD
The WAD
Starting NPC: Sylver Valis, College of Planar Studies


* Speak with the Eldritch Seekers about the schematics
* Help the Eldritch Seekers develop a cipher by triumphing in the Codex
* Collect cipher from the Eldritch Seekers
* Return to Sylver in the College of Planar Studies


Yup, you’re forced to PvP. Talk to Sylver, then head to the PvP area (where Asha is) and talk to the guy up the stairs on the left. Get the quests for the Codex while you’re there (I think they are on the quest giver to his right). After triumphing in the Codex, return to the NPC to get the cipher, then return the cipher to Sylver.

Once all five quests are done, return to Asha to complete “Girded Against Death”.


The Saga of the Endless: Endless Ranks
Starting NPC: Asha Catari (Meridian)


* Speak with Brother Damon in Stonemason's Watch in Moonshade
* Thwart Alsbeth and release March Warden Eliam
* Return to Asha Catari in Meridian


Speak with Asha, then with Brother Damon at the camp in Moonshade. Then, run Expert Runic Descent. When successful, return to Asha in Meridian.


The Saga of the Endless: Glut of the Greenscale
Starting NPC: Asha Catari (Meridian)

Talk to Asha, then talk to Orphiel Farwind an Zareph’s Return in Stillmoor


The Saga of the Endless: Bound Ancients
Starting NPC: Orphiel Farwind (Meridian)


* Investigate Greenscale's Prison
* Kill the corrupted Lord Greenscale
* Obtain the Death Corruption
* Return to Orphiel Farwind in Zareph's Return


Kill Lord Greenscale, Loot the Death Corruption from the chest, and return to Orphiel in Stillmoor. Simple, no?


The Saga of the Endless: Threat of the Beyond
Starting NPC: Orphiel Farwind (Meridian)


After talking to Orphiel, return to Asha in Meridian.

 

Written by: Xelindria