This is the fifth Guild City Task Raid in a series of 6 raids designed to teach basic raiding skills. This quest becomes available at guild level 25.
Quest: Kill Saltwater Saul, interfere with the summoning, kill the-thing-which -cannot-be-pronounced and Hairaza Sollen
Once you kill the 2nd named make sure the raid stays together as you move back towards the West side of the beach. That way you make sure the spectral sailors don't start picking on the stranglers. Once done head over to Saltwater Saul. He has a bunch of rat friends, but they are mostly AE bait and most folks will be competing to get their AE in to be the one that kills them all. Saul is a pretty easy fight, however he has a "kicks sand in your face" that stuns, as well as another ability to stop magic briefly. They are on separate timers, he seems to alternate between them.
Once dead, Hairaza will get upset and send her spectral sailors over to slow you down. Kill them off (just a single Epic encounter), and then head to a safe spot near Hairaza and watch the event.
It takes about 5 minutes for the script to run and Kor'alla to appear. So relax and don't worry. You cant miss him as he is HUGE. He walks out of the water and up to the camp fire and then agroes your raid. He isn't difficult however he does charm. He has an attack (Siphoning Suckers) that will either drain HP or power from his target and heal himself by the same amount. He is actually not that hard (fairly cool theatrics though!). He's pretty much entirely single target damage and heals himself very infrequently.
However, very quick after he dies, Hairaza Sollen will aggro and rush the raid. She has a nasty raidwide AE that comes with an announcement (stench rolls off the waves or something), that is a disease attack that she spams constantly, every 1-2 seconds. At lvl 64 con, she was hitting our lvl 60 con swashy (who had only 2k resist) for over 2k damage per hit. She has no adds, very little melee.. her only hard part is the disease. It is only encounter wide too, it only hits the group the MT is in (like in AoA). So move the weaker folks to group 2 and avoid the deaths.
Mostly, the encounter is "hard" because it's two bosses back to back... individually they aren't exactly tough. Mana regen makes it fairly easily.
Boss Specifics: Cthulu is a squidface (no class). He has all single target attacks, slashing melee being the largest portion of his damage. He has a poison attack, and a mental based siphon damage/heal. Hairaza Sollen is a... well she doesn't really do much. She has that one nasty dot, but otherwise just has regular weak and slow crushing melee. Basically, if you can cure or withstand her dot, and handle the fact that she gives you no downtime after the squidface.. she's a pushover.
Reward: 2 Chests, only seen 1 armor drop per chest, although that doesn't preclude the posssiblity for better. Since nearly all trash can be avoided, not sure if rare harvests can drop. Might be worth trying.
|Allakhazam credits this post by Raidi Sovin'faile and Liandra at the SOE Official Forums for some of the info in this article.|