Guide: Air Saga – Arc 2: Chekaroth

Rift Air Saga Arc 2 Guide

The second arc begins at the Chancel of Labors in Iron Pine Peak. The quests are Level 50. You will need to do ‘Arc 1: Rites‘ prior to starting this questline.

Completing the final quest “The Storm Queen Rises” will give you the achievement “Chasing Chekaroth” and reward you the title: “Watcher”.

Table of Contents:

  • Quest 1: A Gathering Storm
  • Quest 2: Chasing the Wind
  • Quest 3: Roots and All
  • Quest 4: The Stonebender
  • Quest 5: Secrets of the Sands
  • Quest 6: Revenge of Yor
  • Quest 7: Emissary of the Icewatch
  • Quest 8: Whispers in the Wind
  • Quest 9: The Storm Queen Rises
  • End of Air Saga – Arc 2: Chekaroth

Quest 1: A Gathering Storm

Speak with Lord-Protector Nerval at (4633, 1542) in the Chancel of Labors at Iron Pine Peak to start this quest. You will need to do ‘Arc 1: Rites‘ prior to starting this questline.

Objectives

– Kill Scribe Lakul
– Kill Scribe Nychea
– Examine the Portal Keystone in the Crystal Depths.

Walkthrough

– Kill Scribe Lakul
– Kill Scribe Nychea

Both Scribe Nychea and Scribe Lakul are located in the Crystal Depths cave in Iron Pine Peak at (4883, 1790) as neutral (yellow) Level 50 NPC. When you kill one of them, two Frostgale Stalker NPCs will appear to attack you.

– Examine the Portal Keystone in the Crystal Depths.

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Examine the Portal Keystone at the end of the Crystal Depths cave to complete this quest.

Reward

10 Plaque of the Mountaineer + 1 Pure Crystallized Insight + 5,640 XP + 31g 91s + 750 Icewatch Notoriety.

Quest 2: Chasing the Wind

Interact with the Portal Keystone at the end of the Crystal Depths cave to begin this quest.

Objectives

– Search for a clue to Chekaroth’s whereabouts.
– Speak to Lord-Protector Nerval in The Chancel of Labors.

Walkthrough

– Search for a clue to Chekaroth’s whereabouts.

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Pressing the Portal Keystone will change its color, indicating that the portal location has changed. Different colors send you to a different place.

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Go through the portal when the Portal Keystone is Purple (4th color) to find the clue to progress this quest. When you interact with the item, you will be attacked by a werewolf called Cryxus.

Here’s what the other colors do:

  • Green = Nothing, empty room.
  • Blue = Read a Secret Tomb with Chekaroth’s Journal.
  • Red = Ported to above the Chancel of Labor.
  • Purple = Correct portal. Sends you outside a small cottage with a ‘Lost Luggage’ interactive chest near the front door.

– Speak to Lord-Protector Nerval in The Chancel of Labors.

Speak to Lord-Protector Nerval in The Chancel of Labors at (4633, 1542).

Reward

10 Plaque of the Mountaineer + 1 Pure Crystallized Insight + 5,640 XP + 31g 91s + 750 Icewatch Notoriety.

Quest 3: Roots and All

Speak to Lord-Protector Nerval in The Chancel of Labors at (4633, 1542) to start this quest.

Objectives

– Collect Frost Root
– Collect Shale Caps 0/3
– Collect Mud Thistles 0/6
– Bring the herbs to Olmos the Delver in Scaldwater Fields, Shimmersand.

Walkthrough

– Collect Frost Root

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This is found in Iron Pine Peak. The Frost Root is located in the cave at Mage’s Mark. Entrance to the cave can be found at (3736, 2188).
There seems to be 2 spawn locations for the Frost Root. One is near the entrance to the cave, and the other is all the way at the back.

A Ravenous Rimeworm (Lvl 50) will spawn when you pick up the Frost Root.

– Collect Shale Caps 0/3

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These are found in the bottom-left corner of Stonefield. 2-3x Feldspar Borer’s (Lvl 50) will spawn when you pick up a Shale Cap.

Guardians: If you haven’t uncovered Stonefield (as it’s a Defiant starting area), you can get to it from Scarwood Reach or Scarlet Gorge. You can also use the ‘Teleport to Stonefield’ Planar Attunement ability that you obtain from the first hex in Tier 2 Attunement of Earth.

You can access the ability by going to your Abilities Window (default key “p”) -> Ascended Powers -> Ascended Teleport (bottom of the window).

– Collect Mud Thistles 0/6

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These are found in Gloamwood. The Mud Thistles are located in Tearfall Catacombs (the cave) at the bottom (so it’s not on the bridge or the hill). Cave entrance is at (4779, 2539).
A Deepmoss Lurker (Lvl 50) will spawn when you pick up a Mud Thistle.

Defiants: If you haven’t uncovered Gloamwood (as it’s a Guardian starting area), you can get to it from Scarlet Gorge, Moonshade Highlands and Iron Pine Peak. Iron Pine Peak via the south porticulum at Whitefall’s Lift will probably be easiest. You can also use the ‘Teleport to Gloamwood’ Planar Attunement ability that you obtain from the first hex in Tier 2 Attunement of Death.

You can access the ability by going to your Abilities Window (default key “p”) -> Ascended Powers -> Ascended Teleport (bottom of the window).

– Bring the herbs to Olmos the Delver in Scaldwater Fields, Shimmersand.

Olmos the Delver is located near the Wyrmbane Spire porticulum (the west porticulum in Shimmersand). He is located in a cave. Cave entrance is (6033, 7438).

Reward

10 Plaque of the Mountaineer + 1 Pure Crystallized Insight + 6,720 XP + 42g + 750 Icewatch Notoriety.

Quest 4: The Stonebender

Speak with Olmos the Delver at (6006, 7427) to start the quest.

Objectives

– Light the Brazier of the Mists and enter the realm of Mists.
– Kill Menohath the Stonebinder.
– Return to Olmos the Delver in Scaldwater Fields.

Walkthrough

– Light the Brazier of the Mists and enter the realm of Mists.

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The Brazier is located to the left of Olmos in the cave. It will teleport you to an instance.

– Kill Menohath the Stonebinder.

Travel up the path to the ‘stonehenge’ area where you’ll find Menohath. Attack Chekaroth next to him or approach them to activate Menohath. Kill him.

– Investigate the object of Chekaroth’s search.

The pillar in the middle where Chekaroth was will become interactable. Click on it to interact.

– Return to Olmos the Delver in Scaldwater Fields.

Return to Olmos via the portal that spawns.

Reward

10 Plaque of the Mountaineer + 1 Pure Crystallized Insight + 6,720 XP + 42g + 750 Icewatch Notoriety.

Quest 5: Secret of the Sands

Speak with Olmos the Delver at (6006, 7427) to start the quest.

Objectives

– Search the ruins atop Harlan’s Lament.
– Kill Kahdorian Protectors 0/4.
– Collect the Codex of Yor.
– Bring the Codex of Yor to Lord-Protector Nerval in The Chancel of Labors.

Walkthrough

– Search the ruins atop Harlan’s Lament.

Harlan’s Lament is in Droughtlands in the middle of the tar pets at (8012, 6881). The burial area is near the very top.

When you interact with the burial, 4 Kahdorian Protectors (Lvl 50) will spawn.

– Kill Kahdorian Protectors 0/4.

Kill the Kahdorian Protectors.

– Collect the Codex of Yor.

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Once you kill the 4 Kahdorian Protectors, the chest in the middle of the burial can be interacted with. Searching it will get you the Codex of Yor.

– Bring the Codex of Yor to Lord-Protector Nerval in The Chancel of Labors.

Return to Lord-Protector Nerval in the Chancel of Labors in Iron Pine Peak at (4633, 1542) to complete this quest.

Reward

10 Plaque of the Mountaineer + 1 Pure Crystallized Insight + 6,720 XP + 42g + 750 Icewatch Notoriety.

Quest 6: Revenge of Yor

Speak to Lord-Protector Nerval in the Chancel of Labors in Iron Pine Peak at (4633, 1542) to start this quest.

Recommended Group (3).

Objectives

– Speak with Hocott Warshaw to translate the codex.
– Destroy Yor the Stormrager.
– Return to Lord-Protector Nerval in The Chancel of Labors.

Walkthrough

– Speak with Hocott Warshaw to translate the codex.

He is located close to Phoenix Rise Porticulum in Stillmoor (bottom-right corner) at (2694, 3067).

– Destroy Yor the Stormrager.

Yor is at the top-left area of Scarwood Reach at (3085, 3464). You can follow the dotted path on the main map from where you speak to Hocott Warshaw to get to him.

Chekaroth should be there at the object in the middle of the rift. If he isn’t there and Yor the Stormrager isn’t up, then you’ll have to wait a bit. Approach Chekaroth for him to summon Yor the Stormrager.

Yor is an elite mob with 30k HP. You may wish to find a small 2-3man group if you aren’t overgeared/leveled.

– Return to Lord-Protector Nerval in The Chancel of Labors.

Return to Lord-Protector Nerval in the Chancel of Labors in Iron Pine Peak at (4633, 1542) to complete this quest.

Reward

10 Plaque of the Mountaineer + 1 Pure Crystallized Insight + 10,080 XP + 50g 40s + 1500 Icewatch Notoriety.

Quest 7: Emissary of the Icewatch

Speak to Lord-Protector Nerval in the Chancel of Labors in Iron Pine Peak at (4633, 1542) to start this quest.

Objectives

– Speak with Cyril Kalmer in Sanctum (Guardian) or Asha Catari in Meridian (Defiant).
– Speak with Queen Miela aboard the Endeavor.
– Use the Brevanic Portal Beacon in The Chancel of Labors.
– Introduce Queen Miela to Luminary Yentia.
– Speak with Queen Miela in the Chancel of Labors.

Walkthrough

– Speak with Cyril Kalmer in Sanctum (Guardian) or Asha Catari in Meridian (Defiant).

Speak with Cyril Kalmer in Sanctum (Guardian) at (7521, 3046) or Asha Catari in Meridian (Defiants) at (6100, 5061).

– Speak with Queen Miela aboard the Endeavor.

The Wreck of the Endeavor where Queen Miela resides is located on a small island in-between Silverwood and Freemarch at (6466, 4064).

endeavourentryramp
To get on top of the ship, head to the back and walk up the ramps.

– Use the Brevanic Portal Beacon in The Chancel of Labors.

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The Brevanic Portal Beacon can be used on the magic symbol behind Luminary Yentia in the middle of The Chancel of Labors in Iron Pine Peak.

– Introduce Queen Miela to Luminary Yentia.

Once you open the portal, Queen Miela and Luminary Yentia will roleplay.

– Speak with Queen Miela in the Chancel of Labors.

Queen Miela will appear beside Lord-Protector Nerval in the Chancel of Labors. Speak to her to complete this quest.

Reward

10 Plaque of the Mountaineer + 1 Pure Crystallized Insight + 6,720 XP + 42g + 750 Icewatch Notoriety.

Quest 8: Whispers in the Wind

Speak to Queen Miela next to Lord-Protector Nerval in the Chancel of Labors at (4633, 1542).

Suggested Group (2).

Objectives

– Collect the Essence of Fire from Searing Brink.
– Collect the Essence of Life from Greenscale’s Lair.
– Collect the Essence of Death from the River of Souls.
– Place the Essence of Life in the brazier located on Cloudbourne Tarn.
– Place the Essence of Death in the brazier located on Cloudbourne Tarn.
– Place the Essence of Fire in the brazier located on Cloudbourne Tarn.
– Return to Queen Miela in the Chancel of Labors.

Walkthrough

– Collect the Essence of Fire from Searing Brink.

This is located at Searing Brink in Mount Carcera on Ember Isle. Entrance to Mount Carcera is at (13602, 3757).

To get to Ember Isle you will need to be at least Level 48:

  • For Guardians, head to Sanctum and speak to Arie <Priestess of Thontic> at the bottom of the hill in Silverwood opposite Sanctum at (7247, 2971).
  • For Defiants, head to Meridian and speak to Melly <Travel Stone Technician> at the hill in Freemarch next to Meridian at (6049, 5355)

EssenceofFire
The Essence of Fire is located on top of lava and surrounded by Level 52 normal and elite mobs. You take a lot of damage from lava (5k+ per tick, ticks fairly quickly) so it is recommended to bring along someone who can heal/shield (to deal with lava damage) and have someone who can dps (to deal with the adds that may prevent you from looting if you don’t kill them).

– Collect the Essence of Life from Greenscale’s Lair.

Both the Raid and Chronicle versions work for this quest. The fastest method is probably doing the Level 50 Greenscale’s Blight: The Fallen Prince chronicle. You can access Chronicles via default key “j“.

EssenceofLife
The Essence of Life is located in one of the pools behind Greenscale.

– Collect the Essence of Death from the River of Souls.

Fastest method is to do the Level 50 River of Souls: Chains of Death chronicle. You can access Chronicles via default key “j“.

EssenceofDeath
The Essence of Death appears right next to the Chest that you receive for completing the chronicle (after using the portal to teleport from Alsbeth back to the entrance to the chronicle).
Careful: The adds at the start of the instance will now be hostile to you after you complete the Alsbeth portion of the chronicle.

Should be very easy to speed-run through these if you’re Level 60 doing the Level 50 chronicles.

– Place the Essence of Life in the brazier located on Cloudbourne Tarn.
– Place the Essence of Death in the brazier located on Cloudbourne Tarn.
– Place the Essence of Fire in the brazier located on Cloudbourne Tarn.

Cloudbourne Tarn is located in Iron Pine Peak at the frozen lake outside the Chancel of Labors at (4429, 1837). The brazier is located in the middle of the quest marker in the middle of an ice crater. Use the Essences whilst near the brazier to progress.

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– Return to Queen Miela in the Chancel of Labors.

Return to Queen Miela in the Chancel of Labors in Iron Pine Peak.

Reward

10 Plaque of the Mountaineer + 1 Pure Crystallized Insight + 6,720 XP + 42g + 750 Icewatch Notoriety.

Quest 9: The Storm Queen Rises

Speak to Queen Miela next to Lord-Protector Nerval in the Chancel of Labors at (4633, 1542).

Suggested Group (5).

Objectives

– Enter the Exodus of the Storm Queen dungeon and defeat Chekaroth.
– Return to Lord-Protector Nimto in the Chancel of Labors

Walkthrough

– Enter the Exodus of the Storm Queen dungeon and defeat Chekaroth.

Go into the Exodus of the Storm Queen dungeon (can be either Normal or Expert) and defeat the final boss, Chekaroth.

Note: You can enter the dungeon through the portal found against the wall in the right side of the Chancel of Labors inside the Forge room. (the version you enter will depend on your Dungeon Difficulty settings. Right-click your Portrait to pick one).
You can also enter through the LFG window (default key “i”). Click on the “Specific Dungeons” arrow in the bottom-left of the window and choose “Exodus of the Storm Queen”.

Note 2: You can solo the Normal version of this dungeon as a Level 60 as the mobs are Level 52 and the bosses don’t require Toughness (tank stat). Just go in with a spec that has some self-heals.

Dominax – The first boss of the Normal version of the dungeon still has his ‘Decimator’ ability that stuns its target and needs to be interrupted. However, in the Normal version you break free from stun at around 20% cast remaining so you can interrupt it solo. Even when it does hit, it shouldn’t kill you.

– Return to Lord-Protector Nimto in the Chancel of Labors

Return to Lord-Protector Nimto in the Chancel of Labors (the replacement for poor Nerval!) at (4633, 1542) (Nerval’s original location).

Reward

1 Weapon of Choice + 10 Plaque of the Mountaineer + 1 Pure Crystallized Insight + 71,344 XP + 71g 16s + 1500 Icewatch Notoriety.

End of Air Saga – Arc 2: Chekaroth

Completing the final quest “The Storm Queen Rises” concludes ‘Arc 2: Chekaroth’ of the Air Saga and gives you the achievement “Chasing Chekaroth” and reward you the title: “Watcher”.

Click below for a guide to Arc 3: The Bomb:

You can also return to the main Air Saga World Event Guide:

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