Ice Mistral Strike Force

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Overview

The Crystal of Serafina
Ice Mistral.jpg
Contact Ice Mistral
Zone St. Martial
Minimum Size 4 players
Coordinates (-1756.5, -160, -2210)
Level Range 35-40
Merits 26
Badge V badge StrikeforceSerafinaBadge.png Crystal Keeper
Enemy Groups

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows
Badge villain cot.png Circle of Thorns
Badge villain devouring.png Devouring Earth

Badge villain tsoo.png Tsoo
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The Ice Mistral Strike Force is the fourth of five main Strike Forces on City of Villains. Ice Mistral is located inside the Golden Giza casino, near the west entrance, of St. Martial.


E ICON MeritToken.png Merit Rewards: This activity awards 26 Reward Merits.

Introductions

Underlevelled

You think you will be of use to Scirocco? You are far too inexperienced.

You need at least 4 members on your team, all of them at least Level 35. If they are over Level 40, they will be automatically exemplared to Level 40 for the duration of the Task Force.

Not Enough People

This is a challenging task. You'll need at least three other people to help you.

You need at least 4 members on your team, all of them at least Level 35. If they are over Level 40, they will be automatically exemplared to Level 40 for the duration of the Task Force.

Missions

Form Strike Force

Location: Nerva Archipelago

Briefing

So you're here. Looking for favor from my master, Scirocco, I suppose. Well, I suspect it'll be easy to earn. All he wants is a crystal, one belonging to the genie, Serafina. It's currently being held by the Circle of Thorns. Bring that crystal here, and Scirocco will smile on you.

Mission Acceptance

Scirocco is far too trusting, Strike Force Name. I am not. You haven't earned my faith just yet, and to do it you'll need to do more than treasure hunt.

Prove yourself to me by unleashing your fury upon the Circle mages. I have had far too much experience with arrogant mystics who believe they know what is best for the world. After all, it was the Monks of the Four Winds who made me what I am, and they have since had cause to regret it.

You'll need a name, something I can call you by. Perhaps Strike Force Name.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Scirocco wants that crystal, Strike Force Name. And I want those mages dead.

Mission Objective(s)

The air down here is damp and cold.

  • Defeat all mages in temple
    • Find the crystal!

You defeated the mages and recovered a shard of Serafina's crystal.

Enemies

Badge villain cot.png Circle of Thorns

You found a shard, but the rest of the crystal is missing!

Icon clue generic.png
Shard of Serafina's crystal
This small shard of crystal fits easily into the palm of your hand. Plainly, Serafina's crystal has been split into pieces by the Circle of Thorns.

Debriefing

This isn't the crystal of Serafina! This is merely a shard! You'll have to do better than this, Strike Force Name. My lord Scirocco is watching you.

Find the crystal

Locate the Crystal

Briefing

You were charged with bringing me Serafina's crystal, but you didn't do that. No. You brought me only a shard. Scirocco will not be contented with that, and neither will I. Get out there and find me that crystal! Now!

Mission Acceptance

The Circle broke it, so the Circle should know where the pieces are. I suggest you start with them.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I want that crystal, Strike Force Name, and I want it now!

Mission Objective(s)

  • Locate the Crystal
    • Defeat 50 Circle of Thorns

One of the Circle mages you defeated snarled, 'You're too late! Already, the network is begun! Starting in Sharkhead!

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The mage's story
One of the Circle mages you defeated snarled:

'You're too late! Already, the network is begun! Starting in Sharkhead!'

Destroy the network

Location: Sharkhead Isle

Unnecessary Solicitation

If those mages said they're at work in Sharkhead, I want you over there. Now!

You're getting good. I'll have more instructions for you shortly. You can call me.

Mission Objective(s)

You feel a strange sensation when you walk into these caverns.

  • Destroy the network
    • 3 crystals to destroy

You have destroyed the crystals.

Enemies

Badge villain cot.png Circle of Thorns

You can see that these Circle crystals are vibrating strongly.

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Observations
When you destroyed the massive pink crystals scattered throughout Primeva, you observed that they were vibrating. It could be that these large crystals are somehow linked to the shards of Serafina's crystal.

Debriefing

Strike Force Name, I am not satisfied. I am, however, intrigued. The large pink crystals you describe seem to be similar to the crystals that grow in Oranbegan caverns, but I have never seen pink ones before. I wonder what their properties are?

You are doing quite well. I am sure Scirocco will be pleased.

Seek crystals in Primeva

Location: Nerva Archipelago

Briefing

My lord Scirocco is sensitive to the vibrations of this network the Circle is building, though he doesn't yet know what it's for. He senses vibrations coming from Primeva. Go there, and bring me what you find.

Mission Acceptance

I still want the remainder of Serafina's crystal, Strike Force Name. Don't forget that.

Unnecessary Solicitation

If the Circle is at work in Primeva, go there and seek the crystal.

Mission Objective(s)

You feel some strange vibrations through the water.

  • Destroy network in Primeva
    • Seek shards
    • 8 crystals to destroy

You destroyed the crystals and found another shard.

Enemies

Badge villain cot.png Circle of Thorns
Badge villain devouring.png Devouring Earth

The mage was carrying another shard of Serafina's crystal.

Icon clue generic.png
The second shard
This shard of Serafina's crystal is no larger than the first. There must still be many pieces missing.

Debriefing

Another mere shard? Strike Force Name, you must think me a fool to be satisfied with such poor gains. I am not. You will have to do far better than this.

Get a sample of the crystals

Location: Cap Au Diable

Briefing

It seems the Circle's network of crystals is expanding. Scirocco has sensed a portion of it has been placed on a cargo ship in Cap au Diable. Go there and get me a sample of the crystals they're using. I want to see what we're up against.

Mission Acceptance

It's likely the Circle's network has drawn new victims to it. I don't know what you'll be up against. I do know that, whoever's in there, I want them to feel my wrath. Destroy them!

Unnecessary Solicitation

You heard my instructions! Get me a sample of those Circle crystals!

Mission Objective(s)

The deck plating reverberates with the strong vibrations of the crystals.

  • Defeat everyone in ship

You have several samples of the crystal.

Enemies

Badge villain tsoo.png Tsoo

Debriefing

I'll have these crystals examined. Don't go far. I'm not through with you yet.

Destroy the crystals

Location: St. Martial

Briefing

I have information for you, Strike Force Name. I have had those crystal fragments you brought me analyzed. It seems that they are being grown from the crystal of Serafina! I believe the Circle is building a vast psychic network, bent on controlling everyone within the Rogue Isles, possibly the world. You and I cannot have that, Character. And so you must do what you can to stop it. If Scirocco's senses are accurate, there is a great buildup of psionic crystals in St. Martial. Go there, and destroy them!

Mission Acceptance

I believe these crystals the Circle are using have been grown from the shards of Serafina's crystal. Recover the whole, and you may stop them entirely.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Do you want to become the slave of the Circle? Then do as I say!

Mission Objective(s)

The sound of the vibrations is nearly deafening.

  • Defeat everyone in office

You have destroyed the crystals, and uncovered an important clue from one of the mages.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows
Badge villain cot.png Circle of Thorns

Notable NPCs

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Archus' secret
One of the Circle mages you defeated snapped:

'You will never defeat Archus! His massive network of mind control crystals is invulnerable!'

Debriefing

So, this Archus fancies himself invulnerable, does he? We'll see about that, Strike Force Name. It's time to take this fight to the source. I want Archus' head on a platter, and I want the crystal of Serafina!

Defeat Archus

Location: Nerva Archipelago

Briefing

Scirocco has sensed a vast amount of vibrations coming from a cavern in Primeva. It could well be that this is Archus's lair. I want you to find that Circle archmage, and I want you to wring his neck for me. If they even have necks under those cowls. Heh. If you find any sign of the crystal of Serafina, bring it back to me.

Mission Acceptance

If that Circle mage you met is to be believed, Archus will have quite a bit of protection. Be wary.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You have to defeat Archus. It's the only way we can remain free of the Circle!

Mission Objective(s)

The vibrations of the crystals are somehow fainter. Perhaps you haven't truly found the source.

  • Defeat Archus

You defeated Archus!

Enemies

Badge villain cot.png Circle of Thorns

Notable NPCs

Icon clue generic.png
Large shard of Serafina's crystal
Before reporting of Archus' demise to Ice Mistral, you carved this large chunk from Serafina's crystal. It's all you can take with you for now, but at least some portion of Serafina's power has become yours.


V archetypeicon stalker.png Ambush! Upon reaching 75% health, there will be a large ambush of Behemoths from the Circle of Thorns.
V archetypeicon stalker.png Ambush! Upon reaching 50% health, there will be a large ambush of Behemoths from the Circle of Thorns.
V archetypeicon stalker.png Ambush! Upon reaching 25% health, there will be a large ambush of Behemoths from the Circle of Thorns.

Debriefing

Archus is done for, his network destroyed, and the crystal of Serafina restored to Arachnos at last. Excellent. You have done well, Strike Force Name. So well, that I will be forced to keep my eye upon you. It seems you have more power than I had realized.

Temporary Power

Upon successful completion of this Strike Force, a villain will earn the Enchantment of Serafina temporary power.

Temporary Warburg MegaBuff.png Enchantment of Serafina Point Blank Area of Effect, Ally: +Resist(Psionic), +Damage(Psionic)
You have been enchanted by the Crystal of Serafina, granting you amazing powers of the mind. You may use this power to protect those around you from psychic damage, and to add psychic damage to their attacks. You may use this power 10 times before it fades.

Badge

Completing The Crystal of Serafina Strike Force from Ice Mistral awards the Crystal Keeper Badge.

File:V badge StrikeforceSerafinaBadge.png Crystal Keeper

You have destroyed the psychic control network the Circle grew from shards of Serafina's Crystal, and recovered the crystal itself.