Spires of Arak storyline

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The Spires of Arak storyline is the level 96-98 level-up experience in the Spires of Arak. Players are led here from their faction outposts in Talador. The Adherents of Rukhmar are waging a war of extermination of the cursed arakkoa, and one of the first things that players see is the Skyreach superweapon obliterating Veil Akraz!

The storyline tracking achievement is called [Between Arak and a Hard Place] and has nine chapters. The chapters are somewhat interleaved, as the zone storyline does not play out linearly.

Main storyline

Shadows Gather

The Skyreach beam weapon obliterating Veil Akraz
  1. B [96] News from Spires of Arak
  2. N [96] Arakkoa Exodus
  3. N [96] The Shadows of Skettis
  4. Complete both:
  5. N [96] Orders From On High
  6. N [96] The Crone
  7. Complete all of:
  8. N [96] A Gathering of Shadows

The storyline continues with the "Securing Southport" / "Establishing Axefall" chapter with B [96] One of Our Own.

Secrets of the Talonpriests

The Shattered Hand care not what's happening in arakkoa culture
...like Veil Akraz getting destroyed by the Skyreach beam weapon

After choosing the inn or the trading post at town, Percy pops up with N [96] Return to Veil Terokk.

  1. N [96] Return to Veil Terokk
  2. N [96] Last of the Talonpriests
  3. N [96] Ishaal's Orb
  4. N [96] Behind the Veil
  5. Complete both:
  6. N [96] Back from Beyond

The storyline continues with the "Lessons of the Apexis" chapter with N [96] Power Unearthed.

Legacy of the Apexis

The Hot Seat at Apexis Excavation

After coming N [96] Back from Beyond, Darkscryer Raastok offers a breadcrumb to the Apexis Excavation.

  1. N [96] Power Unearthed
  2. Complete all of:
    1. N [96] Sol Sisters
    2. N [96] Shot-Caller
    3. N [96] Hot Seat
  3. N [96] Control is King

The storyline continues with N [97] Rites of the Talonpriests.

Securing Southport / Establishing Axefall

Southport
Mining out Veil Zekk

After getting to Veil Terokk, a member of the adventurer's team finds himself captured. Release him and choose an outpost to build at town.

  1. B [96] One of Our Own
  2. B [96] Inspecting the Troops
  3. B [96] Orders, Commander?
  4. B [96] Befriending the Locals (inn) / B [96] Peace Offering (trading post)
  5. N [96] A Lack of Wasps
  6. B [96] Not Here, Not Now
Inn
  1. B [96] Attempted Murder
  2. B [96] Assassin's Mark
  3. Complete both:
  4. B [96] Gardul Venomshiv
  5. B [96] We Have Him Now
  6. B [96] No Time to Waste
Trading Post
  1. A [96] The Tinkertoss Twins / H [96] Best Deals Anywhere
  2. Complete both:
  3. B [96] Back on Track
  4. Complete both:
  5. B [96] The Ebon Hunter

After completing B [96] Orders, Commander?, several chains open up. Percy will resume the zone storyline with N [96] Return to Veil Terokk; Jasper Fel or Shadow Hunter Ukambe want to check out Admiral Taylor's Garrison in A [96] Old Friends / H [96] What's Theirs is Ours; and a short chain will be offered depending on which building was chosen.

After finishing the building quest chain, the breadcrumb to Pinchwhistle Gearworks opens up in the eponymous quest, B [97] Pinchwhistle Gearworks.

When the Raven Swallows the Day

When All is Aligned

After completing the "The Gods of Arak" chapter, Anzu begins the "When the Raven Swallows the Day" chapter with N [96] Cult of the Ravenspeakers. The Ravenspeakers are an addled sect of the cursed arakkoa, but the deity they worship, Ka'alu, the consort of Anzu, actually exists.

  1. N [96] Cult of the Ravenspeakers
  2. N [96] To the... Rescue?
  3. N [96] The High Ravenspeaker
  4. N [96] Rendezvous with the Ritualists
  5. Complete both:
  6. Complete all of:
  7. N [96] The Initiate's Revenge
  8. N [96] Call of the Raven Mother
  9. N [96] On Ebon Wings
  10. N [96] When All Is Aligned


Admiral Taylor's Garrison

Something is wrong at Admiral Taylor's Garrison

After choosing a building in B [96] Orders, Commander?, Jasper Fel or Shadow Hunter Ukambe want to check out Admiral Taylor's Garrison in A [96] Old Friends / H [96] What's Theirs is Ours. Something has gone horribly wrong.

  1. A [96] Old Friends / H [96] What's Theirs is Ours
  2. B [96] I See Dead People
  3. N [96] A Parting Favor
  4. N [96] A Piece of the Puzzle
  5. N [96] Second in Command
  6. Complete both:
  7. B [96] Admiral Taylor
  8. A [96] Honoring a Hero / H [96] Surviving in a Savage Land
  9. A [96] For Old Time's Sake

The Gods of Arak

Sethe resurrected

The maddened, cursed, followers of Sethe are attempting to resurrect him, but Anzu stands in their way.

  1. N [96] Talon Watch
  2. N [96] Banished From the Sky
  3. Complete both:
  4. Complete all of:
  5. N [96] Sethe, the Dead God

Terokk's Legend

Preparing to summon Terokk

The Talonpriests are attempting to summon Terokk so they can use his power against the Adherents.

  1. N [96] The Kaliri Whisperer
  2. N [97] Rites of the Talonpriests
  3. N [97] The Talon King
  4. N [97] The Missing Piece
  5. N [97] Terokk's Fall
  6. N [96] A Worthy Vessel
  7. N [97] The Avatar of Terokk

Pinchwhistle Gearworks

A zeppelin has crashed and the survivors say something about a fungus
Drastic measures to stop what's happening at Pinchwhistle Point

A mysterious fungus has sprung up and is causing all kinds of problems at the goblin towns at the southern tip of Spires of Arak.

  1. B [97] Pinchwhistle Gearworks (optional breadcrumb)
  2. Complete all of:
  3. N [97] The Mother Lode
  4. Complete both:
  5. N [97] Follow that Hotrod!
  6. Complete all of:
  7. Complete all of:
  8. N [97] Flame On
  9. N [96] Kimzee Pinchwhistle