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Directions to Crystal Caves and Night Garden

Today’s Daily Assignment for some higher level wizards is another example of why I don’t do these most of the time.  The assignment is to go to the Night Garden in the Crystal Caves in Avalon.  This is the second time they’ve had the assignment.  It’s an obscure location in Avalon, doesn’t show up on any of the maps and it appears no one has ever written a guide to getting there (at least no search term I could come up with led to one).

The first time they had this assignment it took me an hour to find it and by the time I did I’d lost track of what I did to get there and didn’t take any pictures, so other than remembering you have to basically walk through a wall down in the Catacombs, it took me quite a while again to get there.  They seem to like sending us to far flung places for these assignments and this is the most obscure I’ve encountered so far.  Since this doesn’t show up as a quest and you can’t use quest finder, it’s pretty frustrating.

I’m a little late getting this up for helping people today on this assignment but since they’re apparently going to keep meting this one out, I’m hoping it will help in the future.

If you use the world gate to get to Avalon, you’ll  enter with the circle of teleporter gates around you.  The first one to the left is the gate to the Catacombs.  Use it.  When you get to the Catacombs, move toward your left and along the wall.  At the first opening/hallway on your left, go down the hall.  You’ll come to a room with a mob in the middle and a dungeon across the room to your right.  The entryway you want is almost directly across from you and slightly to the left.  This room is easy to skirt around and miss the mob.  In the picture below, you can see the direction thing pointing to Crystal Cave.

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The map thing gets a little confusing in this one because the journey twists and turns and the arrow often points you to a wall or a recess you can’t penetrate.  When you get around this first room and go down the hall you’re at the hardest room to get through.  The Storm mobs in here have a couple of points,  one on each side of the room, where they go so close to the wall you can’t get by without getting caught.  So if you don’t want an extra battle, you need to wait till the line of them clears –there’s usually a small break between groups.  I go to the right and on the other side of the room is another hallway.

Confusing Crystal Caves arrow

Confusing Crystal Caves arrow

First room down. tough passage

First room down. tough passage

The next room down you’ll see the Lady in the Lake just to your right as you enter.  Go by her and stay to your right.  The next passageway you have to almost make a U to the right to get into it, so it’s easy to blow past it.

 

Crystal Cave Guide 1

The Death mob here is pretty easy to get past.  The strong right and journey down the next hallway takes you to another room with the same Death mobs. Stay to the right again, a very short distance to the entry into another area.

Crystal Cave Guide 2

This room has a well in the middle, NPC Sir Patrick is to your right and, as you can see in the picture, the way into the Crystal Caves is basically to go through the wall directly across from you.  Just skirt around the well and head for where the arrow is pointing.

Crystal Cave Guide 3

When you enter there’s a kind of long pathway down to another open room with a mob.  I always head to the left but I don’t think it matters.  Skirt the mob and go down the hallway across the way. You get to a second open area with a mob.  Again I skirt to the left and go through the doorway to another hall.  Dragon’s Den is in this area.  Take the pathway to your left and you’ll do a bit of winding as you move downward on the path.

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The crystal walkway down into the Night Garden is easy to miss as it’s such a drop, but it looks like this:

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Just head down the blue crystal path and the Night Garden “sign” will pop up as you go down.  Once it appears you’ve completed the assignment.

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