View Full Version : NEW Information on Neriak, the Tier'Dal, The Empire...Surprises...Offical Information SPOILERS

12-04-2004, 12:17 AM
<DIV>Also borrowed from the EQ2 Strategy Guide-</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>The Tier'dal closed Neriak on purpose. The Tier'Dal Queen decided to march on the Underfoot during the shattering, causing the Ratonga(Roekillik, the 2nd generation, see other thread) to head to the surface for safety. They shut Neriak because they wanted total domination of the underground. The Tier'Dal on the surface are the outcasts of Neriak and looked upon by the real Tier'Dal as a disgrace and weak. The Underfoot is currently controlled by the Tier'dal and the vast kingdom of Neriak is alive and well beneath the surface.  I'm sure adventurer's will encounter them one day.  There is special hate for the Thexians, who are attempting to reopen Neriak and start a new empire. The halfling's invaded Neriak after the Tier'dal moved to the deeper Underfoot, as this was all a farce by the Tier'Dal Queen to make it look as if the Tier'Dal were defeated, when in fact the Tier'Dal are stronger then ever and are the force beneath Norrath.</DIV>

12-06-2004, 09:53 AM
<DIV>Anyone who believed the Tier`Dal were defeated was foolish. We are the master race, and will continue to be *the* force in Norrath until the end of time.</DIV>

12-26-2004, 08:19 PM
<DIV>Cauldron Hollow access quest mentions the Sealing of Neriak.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Visit Arquis in Nektulos Forest (near Commonlands gate) for the quest.  </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Following is in-game lore.  </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Spoiler warning! Highlight to read.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>For nearly two ages the name Cauldron Hollow has filled the minds of Norrathians with </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>mystery.  Cauldron Hollow was once a dark elf depot for resources ferried in from Lake </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>Neriuss.  This depot was nestled into the seaside cliffs of Nektulos Forest.  Its location </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>was ideal for defense.  Should a great invasion conquer the territory a small force should </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>be able to hold up inside and await reinforcements from Neriak.  This was soon to be tested.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>In the latter days of the Age of Turmoil the Teir'Dal empire's command of the Nektulos </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>Forest was challenged.  A massive force of the then current regime, the Thex Empire, was </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>sent far across the Ocean of Tears to launch a titanic invasion against the elven lands </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>within Greater Faydark.  Hundreds of war galleys and troop barges departed the lands </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>controlled by the Thex Empire in hopes of conquering the lands of the light elves.  This </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>left much of their empire pooly defended.  A perfect window of opportunity for the forces of </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>light.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>With the surface provinces of the Thex Empire undermanned, the empires of man and their </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>allies invaded the Teir'Dal provinces of Nektulos Forest.  The word was given to have the </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>Knights of the Beacon light the Torches of Forewarnings.  These tall pillars rest all along </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>the Thex Highway in Nektulos.  Once lit, they signaled the three lords to advance and hold </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>three key positions in Nektulos.  So the lords and their garrisons marched to their </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>objectives and would await the rangers knowing that reinforcements would soon arrive from </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>Neriak.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>Lord J'Narus would march to Cauldron Hollow.  There he ordered the gates of the depot locked </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>and positioned himself in the Citadel of Gul'Thex to protect the main pass leading toward </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>Cauldron Hollow.  Lord T'Velk would hold the north bridge with a small force of dragoons.  </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>N'Mar's Ascent would be the position of Lord U'Kaltax.  So there the three lords and their </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>forces would await the Kithicor Rangers and hold long enough for reinforcements from below.  </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>This would not be.  The elite Kithicor Rangers stormed into the woods cutting a swathe </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>through the vanguard phalanx of dragoons.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>A great BOOM! shook the ground!  The floor of the entire forest began to tremble.  It was </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>unknown to the Dragoons of Gul'Thex, but the passage to Neriak had just collapsed.  There </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>could be no reinforcements.  The dragoons were fated to die this day in bloody battle.  Much </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>dark elf blood was spilt that day.  They were outnumbered and without cavalry support.  </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>Innoruuk was proud of their valiant stand, but it was in vain.  Little did they know that as </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>they lay dying on the field of battle that their homeland below had just been sealed from </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>the surface.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>The Age of Cataclysms arrived and with it came great destruction the likes of which has </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>never been seen.  Great cities toppled, millions of souls were sent to the Gray Fields to </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>await eternity.  The great cataclysms ripped the continent of Antonica into many pieces.  </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>The destruction would last close to a century.  When the world calmed Cauldron Hollow </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>survived!  But Cauldron Hollow would vanish.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>Merchant mariners of the seas of man knew of Cauldron Hollow, but after the Age of </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>Cataclysms it ceased to exist while existing at the same time.  All records of the location </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>of this vale were lost.  Those who once knew the name Cauldron Hollow knew it no longer.  It </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>became a mystery to the few who heard its name in this Age of Destiny.  What manner of </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>arcane powers veils this place from the world?  It is there.  I have seen it.  </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#000000>Arquis Randere</FONT></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>end spoilers.  Hopefully everyone's forum skin has a black background. <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV>