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Neutral 32 The Drakkensryd
StartGretta the Arbiter
EndThorim
Level80
Requires Level 77
CategoryThe Storm Peaks
Experience27,550 XP
or 1Gold65Silver29Copper at Level 90
Rewards[Leggings of the Frozen Wastes], [Frost Hardened Bracers], [Pauldrons of the Ascent], [Light-Touched Mantle], or [Sharpened Hyldnir Harpoon]
PreviousLok'lira's Parting Gift
NextSibling Rivalry

The Drakkensryd is part of The Sons of Hodir quest chain.

ObjectivesEdit

Use the Inv spear 04 [Hyldnir Harpoon] to defeat 10 Hyldsmeet Drakeriders at the Temple of Storms. Use the Hyldnir Harpoon on a Column Ornament to exit the Drakkensryd and speak to Thorim when you've succeeded.

DescriptionEdit

This is it. You've passed all the tests of the Hyldsmeet... all but one. You've risen among our sisters' best and fiercest.

The final test is at hand. The Drakkensryd - the true test of a Hyldnir's worth and warrior spirit. It'll be you, your riding drake, a chained harpoon and a score of your sisters vying for dominance.

Show no quarter. None will be expected.

RewardsEdit

You will be able to choose one of these rewards
Inv pants cloth 12
[Leggings of the Frozen Wastes]
Inv bracer 05
[Frost Hardened Bracers]
Inv shoulder 77
[Pauldrons of the Ascent]
Inv shoulder 71
[Light-Touched Mantle]
Inv spear 01
[Sharpened Hyldnir Harpoon]

ProgressEdit

Begone!

CompletionEdit

Sif... is that you?

NotesEdit

Accepting the quest will put players on a Hyldsmeet Proto-Drake on a flight to the Temple of Storms. The Proto-Drake is a vehicle that only provides a "leave vehicle" button. As most of the flight on the Proto-Drake is exceedingly high in the air, one is advised to have some method of slow-fall available in case you fall off the drake. Climbing on a drake will dismiss your pet, and pets cannot be summoned while on drakes.

Once circling the Temple of Storms, use the harpoon to jump from drake to drake, killing hyldnir along the way. You can either attack hyldnir on other drakes using ranged attacks, which is impossible or impractical most of the time (as they're either too far or not in front of you), or jump to an occupied drake and fight hand-to-hand with its current rider.

It is possible to use bandages while on the mount, however it is impossible to eat or drink.

It is also possible to shapeshift as a Druid.

Around the Temple of Storms, the columns have ornaments on them. Look up and to the left (at the columns), target a column, and use the harpoon to get up on the temple. If you run low on health, you can use the harpoon on an ornament to reach the temple, eat there and then use the harpoon again to get on a drake.

Quest progressionEdit

  1. Neutral 15 [79] They Took Our Men!
  2. Neutral 15 [79] Leave No Goblin Behind
  3. Neutral 15 [79] The Crone's Bargain
  4. Neutral 15 [79] Mildred the Cruel
  5. Neutral 15 [79] Discipline
  6. Neutral 15 [79] Examples to be Made
  7. Neutral 15 [79] A Certain Prisoner
  8. Neutral 15 [79] A Change of Scenery
  9. Neutral 15 [80] Is That Your Goblin?
  10. Neutral 15 [80] The Hyldsmeet
  11. Neutral 15 [80] Taking on All Challengers
  12. Neutral 15 [80] You'll Need a Bear
  13. Neutral 15 [80] Going Bearback
  14. Neutral 15 [80] Cold Hearted
  15. Neutral 15 [80] Deemed Worthy
  16. Neutral 15 [80] Making a Harness
  17. Neutral 15 [80] The Last of Her Kind
  18. Neutral 15 [80] The Warm-Up
  19. Neutral 15 [80] Into the Pit
  20. Neutral 15 [80] Prepare for Glory
  21. Neutral 15 [80] Lok'lira's Parting Gift
  22. Neutral 15 [80] The Drakkensryd
  23. Neutral 15 [80] Sibling Rivalry
  24. Neutral 15 [80] Mending Fences (+28,600 The Sons of Hodir)
  25. Neutral 15 [80] The Refiner's Fire
  26. Neutral 15 [80] A Spark of Hope (+28,600 The Sons of Hodir)
  27. Neutral 15 [80] Forging an Alliance (+325 The Sons of Hodir)
    Mandatory side quest:
    1. Neutral 15 [80] You Can't Miss Him (+97 The Sons of Hodir)
    2. Neutral 15 [80] Battling the Elements (+98 The Sons of Hodir)
      • Prerequisite for daily: Neutral 15 [80 Daily] Hot and Cold (+455 The Sons of Hodir)
  28. Neutral 15 [80] A New Beginning
  29. Neutral 15 [80] Veranus
  30. Neutral 15 [80] Territorial Trespass
  31. Neutral 15 [80] Krolmir, Hammer of Storms (+455 The Sons of Hodir)
    Mandatory side quest:
    1. Neutral 15 [80] In Memoriam (+325 The Sons of Hodir)
    2. Neutral 15 [80] A Monument to the Fallen (+97 The Sons of Hodir)
  32. Neutral 15 [80] The Terrace of the Makers
  33. Neutral 15 [80] The Earthen Oath & Neutral 15 [80] Loken's Lackeys
  34. Neutral 15 [80] The Reckoning
  35. Neutral 15 [80D] Whatever it Takes! (+650 The Sons of Hodir) & Neutral 15 [80D] Diametrically Opposed

TriviaEdit

The word "Drakkensryd" seems to have a Germanic etymology (word origin). It is similar to English dragon ride and Dutch drakenrit. That is actually what this quest is about. The purpose is to ride on a dragon and attack mobs as explained above.

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