Continuing our stealth walkthrough of the Wheloon Prison quests, “Army of Shadow” works similarly to “The Thrill of the Hunt.” Thankfully, no hordes of Howlers.
You have but one job: Kill the Shade General there, organizing the Netherese recruiting effort.
On entering, the NPCs are neutral, giving you plenty of time to note the reinforcements that will turn on you en masse after you tell the recruiter to suck ducks.
Kiricletica chose a third option, and it might be something only a Monk can do. After starting the NPC dialogue and returning to Sneak, I complete the dialogue and use Abundant Step to dive out of range of the enemies. They stand there without an immediate target, allowing you to begin your infiltration plan.
You have a couple of tasks to open the way forward and up the Shade’s Tower where the boss awaits.
First, crash the amorous Netherese “auditions” being conducted by Darobad the bard-stud. Killing him allows you to open the tower key. The second task is to pull the gate lever, lowering a bridge to the tower. Rantha is an optional guard you can kill to gain a chest.
There are several optionals throughout, but I skip them to sneak up the tower. Shadows are generally my only foes as I make my way up.
General Marthir is a wuss. As I do with most other red-named bosses, I use generous amounts of Ninja Poison to DoT him to death. I poisoned him so thoroughly that he died a few seconds after going inactive to let me whack at his pet Nightcrawler.
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