A Hero's Burden

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NeutralA Hero's Burden








Kill Artruis the Heartless.

Moodle will not be able to accompany you on this task.


Perhaps the crystals will ward off the undead gradually, but there is one more thing that must be done.

We need to find the leader of these undead and kill him to ensure there's no one to push the wretches back upon us. If my suspicions are correct, he will be somewhere inside the fallen pillar... the Sundered Shard.

The corpses being dragged there would suggest as much anyway.

I'll place the shards and bring the news to Soo-say... I'll leave the rest up to you.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv jewelry necklace 20.png [Choker of Binding] Inv jewelry necklace 20.png [Blood-Infused Pendant]
Inv jewelry necklace 20.png [Artruis' Focus Stone] Inv jewelry necklace 20.png [Spiked Collar of Servitude]

You will also receive: 19g 50s


Artruis is a level 77 elite lich, found inside a cave at [72.2, 57.4] east of The Lifeblood Pillar. He is very powerful, but a prot warrior or a frost mage (possibly other classes) can solo his encounter. Mid-fight you might be assisted by players off-group and even from oposite faction, since they are there to kill the lich as well.

Killing Artruis comes in three phases.

Phase one:

  • Artruis will stand at the back of the cave with a wolvar, Zepik the Gorloc Hunter, and a gorloc, Jaloot on either side. When starting the encounter he will occasionally cast frost bolt, frost nova and ice lance to try and kill you, and also engage in melee.

Phase two:

  • Artruis protects himself in ice and frees Zepik and Jaloot, turning them against you. Killing one of the NPCs allows you to align with the other faction after the fight, so choose wisely which one you want to become aligned with.

Phase three:

  • Starts when either the gorloc or wolvar is down. The one who is still alive will aid you in killing Artruis, and will do so for the rest of the battle.

Artruis cannot be stunned nor silenced nor interrupted. Frostbolt is reflectable.


<Inside Artruis's Phylactery you see what seems like an endless void... and you think you hear screaming in the distance from somewhere inside.>

<As you're about to leave, you see an object floating in the void, just barely in reach.>


  1. N [76] The Part-time Hunter (optional)
  2. N [77] Playing Along
  3. Complete both to continue:
  4. Complete both to continue:
  5. N [77] Flown the Coop!
  6. Complete both to continue:
  7. N [77] A Rough Ride
  8. Complete both to continue:
  9. N [77] Hoofing It
  10. N [77] Just Following Orders
  11. N [77] Fortunate Misunderstandings
  12. Complete both to continue:
  13. N [77] Making Peace
  14. N [77] Back So Soon?
  15. Complete both to continue:
  16. N [77] Home Time!
  17. N [77] The Angry Gorloc
  18. Complete both to continue:
  19. N [77] A Hero's Burden
  20. Choose then ONE of these quests to become aligned with any of the factions:


  • Appears to be bugged circa Patch 3.0.8 as all 3 mobs can get shielded and basically immune to attack.[1]
  • Sometimes he despawns mid-fight without explanation. The two little NPC's despawn as well and you have to wait for him to respawn so you can try again.

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