I think not many new player know what and where is The Silver Atrium, it is a very small instance from the very old expansion teaser event. Personally I love this place and the quest of the event, so want to write something to record it and share.
Actually “The Silver Atrium” is the fabled hidden headquarter of the Shadow Brotherhood- an infamous organization for smuggling and spying. The entrance is located at the heart of Khemi (915, 1115) and it is guarded by a npc called Kazemde, you cannot enter without the /claim item which is only available with Update 1.07.
After you zone in The Silver Atrium by talking to Kazemde, you will find that it is just a very small instance with few npc and quest givers, however the instance is very well designed. The walls and ceiling are well textured and I can feel the secret atmosphere in it.
Hyun in the Silver Atrium gives the two solo quests, which you have to decide which faction you want to please, Brittle Blade or Shadows of Jade. To please the Brittle Blade assassins, you go to Villa Camillus and recover their lost staff, carved from the Tree of Death. But if you wish to please the Shadows of Jade, you have to go to Villa Lentulus and look for an engraved dagger called the Raven’s Talon. However, this quest has no real effect on your faction standing, just to let you familiar with the faction conflict before ROTG release. And your choice will decide which social helm you will get in second quest.
Pick your side and hand in the quest item steal from Villa will finish the first quest. The first quest reward is a consumable called Remedies, when you consume it, 3 or 4 special graphic effect potions will pop. e.g. Wart Remedy, Hiccup Remedy, Possession Remedy.
The second quest Hyun will ask you to kill a high rank Brittle blade/ Shadows of Jade informant who hides in Green Man Tavern in Old Tarantia according to your choice in first quest. And the rewards are Remedies again and a faction social helm. This two helms are the first Khitan craftsmanship went live.
The social helm is very similar to the rank 4 purple one but do have some differences, it looks better than the rank 4 in my opinion.
The interesting part is the group quest ‘ Eyes of the Emperor’ given by Jung-Hee.
God-emperor Yah-Chieng himself has sent a small squad of his feared Dark Legion to spy on King Conan and Aquilonia. In order to flush out the hidden mercenaries you have to gather at least nine other players to the spies’ hideaway.
The spies’ hideaway is located at the big garden next to Black Dragon Barracks in Noble District. The garden is a very beautiful place but I think most people may not even walked into it, because this garden was designed for this quest only, what a waste.
Once you have ten players in the garden, the quest triggers and massive number of Dark Legion Scout will pop and pounce. There were like two or three waves of them, and it was not an easy job due to the lag from high number of mobs and we didn’t have any khitai gear and AA at that time.
A boss called Sworn of Yag Chieng will pop after you kill all the adds. Kill it and report to Jung-Hee then you will get an exotic female companion – Attendant, a companion that keep fanning on you!!
Why I love this quest is because it requires like half of a raid to do it and it is massive, similar to the 5th anniversary world boss event. I hope funcom can create more of such kind of quest in the future, it is always better to have events in open world rather than 6man instance.