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Hammerknell Fortress
LocationMoonshade Highlands[6460,1143]
Moonshade Highlands
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End bossAkylios
Instance info
Advised level50
Minimum level50
Player limit20

Hammerknell Fortress is the third available raid instance in Rift: Planes of Telara, and the first to be considered Tier 2. It contains ten bosses with Akylios being the main boss of the instance.

Background[ | ]

The Hammers Do Not Sound[ | ]

Once the shining bastion of Dwarven civilization, today Hammerknell is a symbol of madness and ruin. No one knows what horrors compelled the Dwarves to flee and seal the gates behind them. When asked, they assume shamed expressions and busy themselves with their labors. Now, with Hammeknell’s ramparts breached, the Ascended are in a race against the forces of Water and Death to expose the secrets deep within the Delve and save Telara.

The Ascended have done all they can to gather knowledge about Hammerknell, in hopes of preparing themselves for the trials ahead. They have learned much, but knowledge may be useless against the horror under the mountain. Hammerknell

The Dead Halls[ | ]

Given the horrid nightmares that plague many Dwarves—visions of the tormented fallen—and what little the refugees have let slip about what happened in Hammerknell, it is clear the undead rule the abandoned city. Whether ghosts of lost Dwarves or rotting slaves of Regulos, the dead linger in silent halls where mead-songs once rang out, their fetid presence befouling the great treasures of Bahralt’s beloved people.

Information is readily available from the time when Hammerknell was a thriving underground city, so the Ascended know something of its layout. Some, but not all, as Hammerknell has since been divided into three wings, with many roads and passages redirected.

The Halls of Remembrance, named for housing both the Dwarven library and crypt, where the Dwarves would spark their minds with the wisdom of the ages and stir their souls by honoring their ancestors, now stands as an abattoir, its walls thirsty for the blood of innocents foolhardy enough to enter.

In the Halls of Shaping, the Dwarves did what they were made to do, working wonders of craft and magic, developing arcane techniques of runecrafting that some say led to Hammerknell’s doom. What did the artisans use to create their unmatched wonders? It is here the Ascended will uncover the horrid truths behind the miracles of Hammerknell and what lies buried in the deeps of the Dwarves’ quarry.

The deafening silence reaches everywhere in Hammerknell, from the homes of the common people to the chambers of royalty. Some of the aristocracy even met with tragedy. King Molinar and his heir, Prince Dolin never emerged from the Delve. Their people hope that they lie at rest in the Royal Wing where once they ruled. They hope in vain.

Water and Stone[ | ]

Hammerknell is besieged both within and without by undead, yet the Abyssal also seek to control the Delve. What could Tidelord Jornaru—one of Akylios’s most loyal and powerful servants—seek in a Death-haunted maze? If Jornaru’s mad quest is to free Akylios, the Dragon of Water, from his prison deep beneath the earth, oblivion could drown every corner of Telara. If that happens can even the Ascended stand in his way?[1]

Achievements[ | ]

Hammerknell Fortress Achievements

Loot[ | ]

Murdantix[ | ]

Item Name Type Slot
[Barbed Tongue of the Beast] Leather Armor Belt
[Cold Dead Handguards] Leather Armor Gloves
[Corpse-Drowned Diamond] Accessory Ring
[Death's Advance] Plate Armor Feet
[Destroyer of Legends] Mace One Hand
[Gore-Drenched Waist] Chain Armor Belt
[Gore-Spattered Helm] Chain Armor Helm
[Mantle of Ravaged Souls] Cloth Armor Shoulders
[Reaper's Heavy Shoulders] Plate Armor Shoulders
[Rune Vessel Remnant] Totem Off Hand
[Salvation's Grip] Chain Armor Gloves
[Savage Beastcarver] Sword One Hand
[Slaughter-Forged Faceplate] Plate Armor Helmet
[Survivor's Hope] Accessory Ring
[Treads of Stinking Tar] Chain Armor Feet

Soulrender Zilas[ | ]

Item Name Type Slot
[Cinch of the Soulrender] Cloth Armor Belt
[Fallen Runemaster's Cowl] Chain Armor Helmet
[Runeburst Band] Accessory Ring
[Soul-stitch Treads] Leather Armor Feet
[Soulrending Grips] Leather Armor Gloves
[Soultaker] Sword One Hand

Grugonim[ | ]

Rune King Molinar and Prince Dollin[ | ]

Estrode[ | ]

Matron Zamira[ | ]

Item Name Type Slot
[Duskwalker Sabatons] Plate Armor Feet
[Gauntlets of Unholy Birth] Plate Armor Gloves
[Midnight Ripper] Dagger One Hand
[Midnight's Edge] Axe One Hand
[Nightfall Handguards] Chain Armor Gloves
[Matron's Dark Mantle] Chain Armor Shoulder
[Spiked Obsidian Loop] Accessory Ring

Sicaron[ | ]

Inquisitor Garau[ | ]

Inwar Darktide[ | ]

Lord Jornaru and Akylios[ | ]

Zone Drops[ | ]

Item Name Type Slot
[Circlet of Pain] Accessory Neck
[Double Barreled Problem Solver] Gun Ranged
[Dwarven Forged Quickblade] Sword One Hand
[Fish Carver] Sword One Hand
[Pearl of Forbidden Secrets] Accessory Ring
[Reef of Steel] Accessory Ring
[Ring of Wrath] Accessory Ring
[Stave of the Steward] Staff Two Handed

References[ | ]