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Domain of Istan

Domain of Istan is a zone in Crystal Desert that came out with Living World Season 4, Episode 1: Daybreak on 28 November 2017.

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Guild Wars 2 - Amnoon Evacuation (Eye of the Brandstorm achievement)

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Guild Wars 2 - Qais Closed (Eye of the Brandstorm hidden achievement)

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Brandstone Research (3AP)

Istan is being bombarded by Brandstones, which may have unique and useful properties.​

  • Brandstone Research is an achievement related to collecting Brandstone and helping Yasna with her research.

  • It takes 7 days to complete, as you can finish only one task per day.

  • Completing the achievement will unlock Yasna as a merchant, allowing you to purchase the recipes for Astral weapons.

  1. Kralkatite Research
    Collect 10 Kralkatite Ores and bring them to Yasna.
     

  2. Branded Residue Research
    Collect 10 Branded Residues and bring them to Yasna. They drop from any Branded creatures in PoF maps.
     

  3. Miasma Research
    Use the Particle Collector from Yasna on a Brandstone Impact Site and then activate it. You obtain Particle Collector (Filled) which you return to her.
    Get a Brandstone Multitool from Scholar Fatima, the Volatile Magic Collector. The tool allows you to scan and locate Brandstone impact sites.
    You can upgrade the tool with 6000 VM.
    Brandstone falls every 15mins. Once they are grounded, they stay for 5mins.
    Using the Brandstone Multitool:
    1 - Indicates the location of a buried Brandstone Chunk.
    2 - Use to surface a buried Brandstone Chunk.
    3 - Use in replacement of a mining tool to extract Kralkatite from Brandstones and keep their gems intact. (1000 VM)
     

  4. Powdered Gemstone Research
    Reconfigure the multitool into a weapon, replacing three functions with damage capabilities. (2000 VM)
     

  5. Treatise on Astral Alignments
    Use on impact site to mark the location, and boost Kralkatite yields and gem-finding chance. Impact site markers can be empowered with the help of allies up to 5 times for greater resource yields. (3000 VM)
    Collect 10 Powdered Rose Quartz from the Brandstone Chunks from the Brandstone impact site and bring them to Yasna. 
    - Use the Brandstone Multitool to locate Brandstone impact sites. 
    - When you are close, press 1 to locate a buried Brandstone Chunk.
    - When you see a big beam of light, go there & press 2.
    - This brings a buried Brandstone Chunk to the surface & you can mine it.
    - Repeat these steps until there's no more buried Brandstone Chunks.
    - Return to Yasna after you get 10 Powdered Rose Quartz. You can salvage Rose Quartz to get Powdered Rose Quartz.
    - Speak to the renown heart NPC Archivist Salwa to enter the restricted archives. Take the Treatise on Astral Alignments and bring it to Yasna
     

  6. Mirror Calibration Readings
    Event: Defend Akili while he recalibrates mirrors around the Astralarium
    Complete the event at the Astralarium event and return to Yasna.
     

  7. Blazing Kralkatite
    Combining 10 Kralkatite Ore and 5 Powdered Rose Quartz at the Beam of Light at the top of The Astralarium.

Astral Purification (8AP)

You think you can purify Kralkatite through a confluence of astral energy if focused correctly.

Prerequisite: Brandstone Research

Reward: Irradiated Vision Crystal

After crafting an Astral Weapon, you will receive a letter in the mail and unlock this achievement. Take the letter to the hidden Sunspear base. To get in, talk to the heart vendor by the Astralarium and then interact with the Nightfall book.

Find Ouissal and talk to her. Make sure to have the letter and the following materials in your bag.

Materials:

  • 70 Orichalcum Ingots

  • 70 Powdered Rose Quartz

  • 35 Glob of Ectoplasm,

  • 3 of each lodestones (Charged, Corrupted, Crystal, Glacial, Destroyer, Molten, Onyx) 

  1. Charged Mirror  
    Bring 10 Orichalcum Ingots, 10 Powdered Rose Quartz, 5 Glob of Ectoplasm, and 3 Charged Lodestones to Ouissal.
     

  2. Corrupted Mirror
    Bring 10 Orichalcum Ingots, 10 Powdered Rose Quartz, 5 Glob of Ectoplasm, and 3 Corrupted Lodestones to Ouissal
     

  3. Crystal Mirror
    Bring 10 Orichalcum Ingots, 10 Powdered Rose Quartz, 5 Glob of Ectoplasm, and 3 Crystal Lodestones to Ouissal
     

  4. Glacial Mirror
    Bring 10 Orichalcum Ingots, 10 Powdered Rose Quartz, 5 Glob of Ectoplasm, and 3 Glacial Lodestones to Ouissal.
     

  5. Destroyer Mirror
    Bring 10 Orichalcum Ingots, 10 Powdered Rose Quartz, 5 Glob of Ectoplasm, and 3 Destroyer Lodestones to Ouissal
     

  6. Molten Mirror
    Bring 10 Orichalcum Ingots, 10 Powdered Rose Quartz, 5 Glob of Ectoplasm, and 3 Molten Lodestones to Ouissal
     

  7. Onyx Mirror
    Bring 10 Orichalcum Ingots, 10 Powdered Rose Quartz, 5 Glob of Ectoplasm, and 3 Onyx Lodestones to Ouissal
     

  8. Charged Light
    Top of rock pillar, SE of the MP in Champion's Dawn.
     

  9. Corrupted Light
    Top of the bluffs, western area of Palawadan.
     

  10. Crystal Light
    Top of rock pillar, west of Champion's Dawn wp.
     

  11. Glacial Light
    High above the western area of Modri Caverns.
     

  12. Destroyer Light
    Top of rock pillar, western area of Churrhir Cliffs.
     

  13. Molten Light
    Spinning fan, south of Astralarium, by Jakumba's Legacy PoI.
     

  14. Onyx Light
    Top of the building, NW corner of the Mordant Crescent Great Hall.
     

  15. Yasna's Notes
    Bring Yasna's notes to Sunsmith Ouissal in the Sunspear Base.

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Mutiny! (3AP)

Defeat the three hostile captains of the corsairs.

This event happens in Corsair Flotilla in Domain of Istan.

  • Powderkeg Captain Barud

  • Stonefist Captain Randa

  • Alehound Captain Asef

Bookworm (6AP)

Put away and read 20 books in the main library.

Recommended: Turn on "Show All Usable Object Names"

For this achievement, you will need to pick up the books around the Astralarium and return them to the correct shelf in the middle of the library. Make sure you read each book after you shelve it.

  1. A Brief History of Cantha - History

  2. Behaviors of Risen Beasts - Zoology

  3. Biography of Gwen Thackeray - Notable Heroes

  4. Biography of Ogden Stonehealer - Notable Heroes

  5. Eternal Alchemy of the Stars - Astronomy

  6. Everyday Healing: Gift of the Monk - Theology

  7. How Kormir Did It - Theology

  8. Humans of Elona - History

  9. Koss on Koss - Notable Heroes

  10. Malomedies's Observational Tips - Astronomy

  11. Raptor Training and Care - Zoology

  12. Skies of Nightfall - Astronomy

  13. Spirits of the Wild - Theology

  14. Star Chart Basics - Astronomy

  15. Taming Elusive Beasts - Zoology

  16. The Genius of Vekk - Notable Heroes

  17. The Genius of Melandru - Theology

  18. The Movement of the World - History

  19. The Reign of Palawa Joko - History

  20. You and Your Springer - Zoology

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Corsair Keepsakes (6AP)

Find all of the corsair keepsakes around the flotilla.

  1. Alehound's Brewer's Manual

  2. Asef's Brandy

  3. Barud's Spare Gun

  4. Communal Lucky Fistwraps

  5. Halim's Wooden Parrot

  6. Kiango's Spyglass

  7. Mehdi's Prized Hops

  8. Cannonball Stash

  9. Randa's Childhood Toy

  10. Sayida's Sharpened Blade

Istan Dives (4AP)

Find 4 diving goggles in the Domain of Istan.

 

 

 

  1. Find and use the goggles on the captain's ship in the Corsair
    The goggles are on the ship where Sayida is at; on the dragon figurehead.

  2. Find and use the goggles in the Modri Caverns.
    From Chalon Docks waypoint, head northwest into Modri Caverns. Use your springer to jump up the rocks to the pillar in the middle.

  3. Find and use the goggles in Champion's Dawn.
    From Champion's Dawn waypoint, head south to the Mastery Point. The goggles are just before the mastery point at the top of the pillar.

  4. Find and use the goggles above the Ancient Royal Docks.
    From Champion's Dawn waypoint, head SE towards the cave in Churrhir Cliffs. Use a springer to get up the side of the cliff. The goggles are halfway up.

Library Detective (8AP)

Collect overdue library books- through whatever means necessary.

  • Koss on Koss (Extended Edition)
    This book is in the Cave of Sunspear Champion story instance. Pick up the Moldy Old Book.

  • Everyone's a Corsair: A Guidebook
    This soggy book is underwater, right by a sunken ship in Corsair Flotilla.

  • The Battle of Sorrow's Furnace
    From Champion's Dawn waypoint, head south to Field of the Hopeful area. Pick up the Ancient Book under a small cemetery structure.

  • The Great Joko, Hero of Tyria
    This book is in Palawadan area, south of Chalon Docks waypoint. It is in the pyramid where the vista is.

  • Awakening of the Heart
    This book is in the Mordant Crescent Great Hall, in Warden Amala's room. The room is only accessible during the Sunspear Uprising meta event.

  • 101 Things the Mordant Crescent Doesn't Want You to Know!
    This book is in the Hero of Istan story instance. After you get the keys, cross the bridge & go up the steps. Open the cell with a bed & Awakened Mummies.

  • Mysteries of the Night Sky
    This Sieged Book is in a crater in Plains of Jarin.

Lost to Time (11AP)

Find all Sunspear caches buries around the island.

Recommended:

  • Turn on "Show All Usable Object Names"

  • Get Raptor, Springer and Jackal to mastery level 3.

  • Sunspear Cache #1
    From Chalon Docks waypoint [&BAkLAAA=], head north. Keep left.

  • Sunspear Cache #2
    From #1, springer up to the very top level and head south.

  • Sunspear Cache #30
    On the opposite area as the diving googles.

  • Sunspear Cache #31
    From #30, glide east to another ledge.

  • Sunspear Cache #29
    From #31, head north to another ledge.

  • Sunspear Cache #28
    From Chalon Docks waypoint [&BAkLAAA=], head southwest. This cache is on the ground near a pillar.

  • Sunspear Cache #4
    From Chalon Docks waypoint, head west to Mordant Crescent Great Hall. You can springer up Joko's statue to get to the top.

  • Sunspear Cache #17
    This cache is on the shore, south side of Corsair Flotilla.

  • Sunspear Cache #18
    This cache is southeast of Astralarium waypoint, at water level, by a pillar.

  • Sunspear Cache #3
    From #18, head south, up the hill. The cache is in a crater.

  • Sunspear Cache #5
    Head towards the big red windmill structure; Jakumba's Legacy PoI in Zehlon Breach.

  • Sunspear Cache #34
    Head west of Jakumba's Legacy PoI. The cache is by some wooden pipes.

  • Sunspear Cache #6
    Head south. Right by Zehlon Waterworks PoI [&BAILAAA=] in Zehlon Breach.

  • Sunspear Cache #32
    Just north of Champion's Dawn waypoint [&BBoLAAA=]

  • Sunspear Cache #19
    Southwest of Champion's Dawn waypoint [&BBoLAAA=]. The cache is behind a tent with confiscated food and villagers.

  • Sunspear Cache #20
    Head south and springer up the small cliff. The cache is under a tree.

  • Sunspear Cache #7
    Head up the huge pillar where the mastery point is. The cache is near the top.

  • Sunspear Cache #35
    Drop down from the huge pillar and go through the tunnel entrance to Field of the Hopeful.

  • Sunspear Cache #9
    Come out of the tunnel and turn left. Outside one of the cemetary grave structure.

  • Sunspear Cache #8
    From #9, head south. Cache is on top of a rock pillar.

  • Sunspear Cache #21
    Head south to the entrance of Cave of the Sunspear.

  • Sunspear Cache #10
    From Champion's Dawn waypoint [&BBoLAAA=], face east and jump across then up the hill.

  • Sunspear Cache #22
    Head northeast. Cache is on a pillar.

  • Sunspear Cache #11
    Head east, down the slope.

  • Sunspear Cache #12
    Jump up the cliff. Cache is in a crevice, under big rocks.

  • Sunspear Cache #13
    From #12, head south, up the slope.

  • Sunspear Cache #27
    Right by the Istan Griffon Expert adventure; top level.

  • Sunspear Cache #26
    Face southeast and glide down to another pillar.

  • Sunspear Cache #14
    Face south and glide down a level.

  • Sunspear Cache #25
    At #14, there is a Jackal Sand Portal. Take it, then face south & run across to another Sand Portal & take that one. You will come out right beside the cache.

  • Sunspear Cache #33
    Face east & head towards the vista area.

  • Sunspear Cache #24
    Face north & drop down. Cache is right by a ruined dome.

  • Sunspear Cache #16
    Head west. Near the coast line by a broken portal structure.

  • Sunspear Cache #15
    From #16, get in the water and head north to Ancient Royal Docks PoI [&BPkKAAA=]

  • Sunspear Cache #23
    Far southeast area of the map, by some buildings.

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