Posted byon September 7, 2019.
Last updated byon July 27, 2023.
Mission Description: The ak'ab are closing in on Red's Bait and Tackle. Red believes they are homing in on Ami because of her special talents. This could be an advantage. After all, offence is sometimes the best defence.
Task Description: Several ak'ab are encroaching on Red's Bait and Tackle. Get rid of them before moving deeper into the bordering forest.
Kill 5 Ak'ab Stalkers, which can be found lurking around the back of Red's Bait and Tackle.
Task Description: The most immediate threat to Red and his family is over, but all these ak'ab must be coming from somewhere. Follow the wilderness trail into the forest to learn more.
Take the rough trail leading into Hunter's Hike until you reach a small pass (255,945). Once there, ak'ab will strike!
Task Description: You've cleared the trail but more ak'ab are coming. Hold them off.
Defeat the swarms of ak'ab, which will come in three consecutive waves of 4 Tenebrous Brood Invaders followed by one single Tenebrous Brood Ravager.
Fail Task Description: The ak'ab were too many. Return to the trail to stop them from moving further out of the forest.
Return to the end of the wilderness trail (260,950) where the Tenebrous Brood Invaders attacked to make another attempt at stopping the ak'ab attack.
This goal will only appear if you have left the mission area for more than 5 seconds before the ak'ab attack has been successfully stopped.
Task Description: The ak'ab swarm was deterred. It's time to locate their hive and clean it out.
Proceed farther in the Black Goat Woods to the mouth of an infested cave passage in the face of the mountainside (390,980). Head inside the ak'ab lair.
Task Description: There is a cave in Devil's Fork. The entrance is covered with ak'ab slime and old cocoons. This must be where the creatures are coming from.
Enter the writhing, wriggling entrance to the Lair of Darkness. The pulsating nest beckons.
Once within the tenebrous maw, take a step toward Ami, who waits nearby.
Task Description: Ami was waiting inside the cave. Together, you can search it and eliminate any further threat coming from this place. Ami's talents require strong focus. Protect her while she searches the cave for its residents.
Begin the trek inside the Lair of Darkness with Ami and protect her as need be from the ak'ab that call the cave home. She will follow, so there is no need to hurry or worry about her running off. Ami will periodically cast the healing spell Amiable every few seconds, but it will only heal you when you are below 100% HP.
"I've dreamed about these things. Dreams of pale tentacles and tattered wings."
Ak'ab litter the cave, but the path itself is fairly straightforward.
Ak'ab #8 hides behind a bundle of stalagmites early on in the Lair of Darkness when reaching the first watery crossroads.
Keep going and protecting Ami along the way. Ak'ab are eager to attack within their nest.
Wabanaki #6 sits atop a ramp formed of stalagmites along the watery path close to the cavern.
Make it to the opening of a large cavern containing an enormous ak'ab nest. Once close, Ami will begin to walk ahead. It is her duty to destroy the nest.
Ami makes a beeline straight for the ak'ab nest and begins to destroy the nest through her magic. This makes the ak'ab very unhappy, and they will attack to protect their nest. Defend Ami all the while killing any ak'ab that appears before Ami is harmed too much.
To start, one wave of 4 Tenebrous Brood will appear and attack shortly after Ami approaches the nest. If not engaged shortly after combat begins, the Tenebrous Brood may turn their attention to Ami. Following that is a wave of 6 Tenebrous Brood.
A Tenebrous Brood Warrior joins the battle once the Tenebrous Brood are dealt with.
It is then followed by a wave of 2 Tenebrous Brood Warriors.
With all broodlings and warriors defeated comes the final obstacle in destroying the nest: the queen herself. Kill the Tenebrous Brood Queen so that Ami may finish the job.
Once the Tenebrous Brood Queen has been defeated, Ami will finish destroying the nest.
"That was a good thing we did. The land is strong, but sometimes she needs our help. It took me a long time to understand that."
With Ami's duty done, the mission is complete and she makes her way to a portal to the Savage Coast. The portal leads to the beginning of the tunnel containing the Lair of Darkness (385,985). It is not necessary to take the portal, but the offer is there.
"I'll see you back at the store."