Invoking the Serpent

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NeutralInvoking the Serpent






Defeat Arikara.

Provided item:  [Shu'halo Artifacts]


I am familiar with these artifacts. I believe that they were brought here by Magatha Grimtotem herself. But she's not amongst the Grimtotem on Darkcloud Pinnacle. She disappeared right after she arrived, and no one knows where she is now.

Maybe we can find out.

Take the rattle, the writ, and the drum out to Arikara's Needle. If my guess is correct, the wind serpent will appear again. You'll have to defeat it to gain knowledge of where Magatha is hiding.


You will receive: 1g 20s and

You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv weapon rifle 07.png [Windsong Rifle] Inv shoulder 146v2.png [Mantle of Invocation]
Inv bracer 77v3.png [Wind Serpent Bracers] Inv jewelry ring ahnqiraj 01.png [Ring of the Subduer]


Only by subduing Arikara will you discover where Magatha Grimtotem is hiding.


So, she's been taken prisoner by the Twilight's Hammer. I can't say that I feel sorry for her, but she might prove even more dangerous in their hands.


Exit the cave, cross the bridge, take a left. At [38.1, 35.3] in the center of Arikara's Needle, use the artifacts. She is a level 43 elite wind serpent with 10984 health. Her primary ability is Lightning Bolt, which hits for ~140 Nature. Every 20% or so, a Grimtotem Spirit will spawn, applying Ancestral Fortitude to Arikara, shielding it for 100% of damage taken. Kill it to drop the shield, then keep working Arikara down. Aggro:

Arikara yells: Thank you for the gifts. Let us see if you are worthy, <class>!

First shield:

Feralas Sentinel says: The creature is gaining power from the ancestral Grimtotem! We must put them to rest if we are to defeat the beast!
Freewind Brave says: The creature is gaining power from the ancestral Grimtotem! We must put them to rest if we are to defeat the beast!
Arikara yells: Stop! You have bested my wind serpent.
Arikara yells: I have been taken prisoner by the Twilight's Hammer.
Arikara yells: I'm not certain where. Start with their western base overlooking Highperch.

On complete:

Feralas Sentinel says: Farewell for now.
Freewind Brave says: Farewell for now.


  1. B [42] Free Freewind Post
  2. B [42] Grimtotem in the Post / B [43] Horn of the Traitor / A [42] Save the Sentinel / H [42] The Brave and the Bold
  3. B [42] Together Again
  4. Complete all of:
    1. B [42] Grimtotem Chiefs: Isha Gloomaxe
    2. B [42] Grimtotem Chiefs: Elder Stormhoof
    3. B [42] Grimtotem Chiefs: Grundig Darkcloud
    4. B [43] Grimtotem Chiefs: The Chief of Chiefs
    • Artifacts
    1. B [42] The Rattle of Bones
    2. B [42] The Writ of History / B [42] The Drums of War
  5. B [43] The Captive Bride
  6. N [43] Invoking the Serpent

Completion of this quest then gives you the next quest in the series, N [44] Trouble at Highperch

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