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 - he's not agg and this is a safe room. 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. You can either kill Ranik for his eq and key to Asalman's tower, or kill all of the necromancers. Ranik calls 2 Unead Sartan Guards and desses you so you will be hit hard. *It might be a good idea to take the 12 Necromancers first, then Ranik for his key. The Necromancers can take some time and if you need to split the Gate you might have be able to camp with his key. 1 east up from your safe room is the level with all the necromancers. It's setup like a giant clock with necromancers at each of points. There are sartan guards around the area and each necro will summon two elite sartan guards then flee to a safe room behind a door you have to phase through. Necromancers all have the same progs - silence, des, heals. They don't hit particularly hard nor have huge amounts of HP. 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.