[Overview]: These catacombs reach far into the depths of the earth, and serve as the ancient burial tombs of the snow elven tribes. Long ago, there was a fierce Witch-King who enslaved the snow elves in a reign lasting hundreds of years. The Witch-King cursed the catacombs, causing the dead interred there to rise from their state of death and become enemies of the living. The goddess of the snow elves, Ardillyana, goddess of the snows and keeper of the dead, froze the catacombs with an ice blessing that caused the dead to become so stiff that they could not move from their places. And now, something has caused the ice blessing to seemingly vanish...
After entering go south and down, then work your way through the next couple hallways until you can go down again, do so when you are able. From that point you need to go wnw and open the door south, the Deepdweller dwells there. Kill him and get his key, also loot the sarcophagus in the room for the thin red crystal, you will need it later. Go back to where you first entered this floor, and unlock/open the door east(or until it's fixed, phase the door). Go down another floor. In the northernmost room, enter the hole in the floor. Go west and south, and take the pearl from the offering bowl. Now the Cryptwarden is hunting you, he is undead so turning is an option. Get his key and continue southwest and go down to the next floor.
- Ring of the Howling Void
Using the Cryptwardens key open the door, work your way north until you find the door west, open it and go down to the next floor. Go all south and enter the hole in the floor. Kill the Hound of Bones in this hallway and take his key. Go back and enter the hole in the floor that you used to get to this floor. Go 3n from the hole and go up a floor. Go 2e2ses and now kill Luskhalos Take his key, and also loot the sarcophagus in his room for the thin blue crystal, you will need it later. Go enw2n2w and go down a floor. From here go s2en and open the door east. Go down and follow the path to the end. Enter the hole and kill the demoness Nkaegone Open the door south in Nkaegone's hallway and take the clockwork gear from the sarcophagus. Go back to where you entered this area and enter the hole. Go esuws2w2s and enter the hole.
the demoness Nkaegone:
- an evil, knife-wielding, smiling marionette, 'The Mortician's Son'
- the Polished black, Lamp of Secrets
the Hound of Bones:
* a heavy, grim necklace strung with bleached bones
- a bastard sword of mysterious metal, 'The Blade ofthe Stranger's Wake'
Follow this hall and go down when able. Open the door and go west and south. The next part is underwater, and it is probably a good idea to wear some breathe water, unless you are confident in your speed :) Go down and follow the hallway northeast, to the end. Open the easternmost door and go south and enter the hole. Go south and kill Moxcis the Graverobber, get the contents of his backpack. Also loot the sarcophagus to the west of Moxcis, and take the clockwork gear. Go 3n from Moxcis and enter the hole. Follow the hallway to the end, staying on your current floor, and enter the hole. Go 2s and open the door east. You can either kill Wiindros outright, or say HELP, and he will give you the key you need and upon the death of Tayzorhin you will receive whatever equipment Wiindros has loaded. Either way, take the thin yellow crystal from his sarcophagus, you will need it later. Go w2n from Wiindros and open the door east, and go down.
- The Bracers of Wind and Frost
- a long, blue cloak trimmed with snow elven script
Go all south from this point, and put the fireworks you got from Moxcis' backpack into the brazier. Go east and follow the path to the Tentacled Horror Put the clockwork gears into the gearbox in his room, then open the switch. Now go back up to the last floor. Go wn2e, and open the door north(marked with a dragon) Go north, then enter north. Follow the path until you reach the basin. Then put the thin crystals you have collected into the basin. Enter the portal.
the Tentacled Horror:
* a black, demonic whip named, 'The Lash of 1000 Broken Spirits'
On the path north there are doors to the west and east, Guardian Mummies are in these rooms. Tayzorhin summons these mummies to him in the middle of comat. You can either kill them now so he won't be able to summon them, or find some other method to deal with them. At the end of the path north is Tayzorhin. If you decided to help Wiindros, his stuff will fall to the floor after you have killed Tayzorhin.
- a pair of black, demon-skin leggings laced with pulsing veins
- an inky, spindle-shaped crystal, 'The Umbral Shard'
- The Iron Mask of Blood
The crystals, once placed in the basin will not disappear after the zone has reset, so you only need to collect them once.