Hope is like a piece of string when youre drowning. It just isnt enough to get you out by itself.Perrin Aybara, The Eye of the World
Objectives: -Kill all 12 Necromancers -Kill Ranik (for key to Stairway to Asalman) -Kill Asalman for soulstone Guide: It is near impossible to kill/fight Asalman without ridding his necromancer projections. Special abilities needed: phase door Items: Breastplate from Ranik: AC 2, +3 Dam, Restricted class: Mu, CC, Ba, Ra, OC, Ba, Mo, Ar Boots from Ranik: AC 7, Featherfall, Fleetfeet +1 Dam Key to asalmans room from ranik 5000 gold and a seprate statue from each necro pertaining to his name.* Robe from Asalman (Halfsanc, +1dam +12 Pfire, -2 Pwater, Restricted classes: Wa, Ba, Mo) Enemies in gate: Undead sartans they charge and just plain suck in general. Tanking them is an option, but fleeing is an even better one. (Avoiding them is a good option.) They have really low hp and die fast. The only !vio room in this gate is all west of the egress portal. The key is on the floor exactly WEST of the egress portal. In that !vio room, there is a tall imposing man - once you collect all of the miniature statures, you will give them slowly 1 by 1 to him. He will destroy all of the necromancers.This room is !mag as well, if you are annoyingly being hunted by the undead sartan guards, come to this room and TIM will close the door on them. Now you can either kill Ranik for his eq and key to Asalman's tower, or kill all of the necromancers. (These 2 different ways don't affect how fast you do the rest of the gate. Ranik calls 2 Unead Sartan Guards and desses you so you will be hit hard. Then go 1 east up from your safe room and you will find yourself in a room with an exit East North West and South. The necromancers are located at each number of a clock *for a setup*. It does NOT matter what order you kill them in. Each necromancer loads 5k gold and a miniature statue of themself. You need to phase the doors to get into a 3 room place to kill these mobs. Only Cesom has a guard in his room. Kill all 12 and after you get key from Ranik you are able to go all up in the spiral staircase. After killing Asalman he loads his soulstone, loot from corpse. Asalman has high hp's and hits very hard- plus, he heals everytime you see "Asalman, Keeper of the Fifth Gate and Master of Sartan Necromancy grins evilly at you. Hmmm. Better keep your distance.". he also vamp's you around 70% of hp loss as well. *IMPORTANT* Aslaman also heals EVERYTIME you successfully flee. So for some classes that flee kill, you might have to rethink your strategy. Around 70% he also gains vengence shroud.