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Hidden Darkshrines

Throughout The Labyrinth, there are secret areas that contain Darkshrines. These are opened by flipped a hidden switch and can be seen on the mini-map. These Darkshrines can give buffs, rewards, or even make The Labyrinth easier. Darkshrine affects are randomized, meaning you won’t always get the same effect. The player can have up to four Darkshrine effects active but cannot have the same buff more than once. Below is a list of the Darkshrines, effects and images of the hidden switches in the labyrinth.

In Game Chat Darkshrine Effects
Be twice blessed. The character will receive an additional use of the
Divine Font. This effect can be gained more than once per Labyrinth, but multiple effects will not stack.
To the worthy go the spoils. Izaro will drop one additional
unique item when defeated in the final encounter.
Discover what lies within. Izaro will drop one additional Treasure Key when defeated in the final encounter.
Movement ceases, tension mounts. Labyrinth traps are disabled in the final encounter with Izaro. (NOTE: Stationary traps will still deal damage.) This shrine effect can be gained in the Normal Labyrinth despite it having no effect; traps are
always disabled in the Aspirant’s Trial in the Normal Labyrinth.
The heart quickens, the blood thickens. All areas within the Labyrinth gain the following modifiers: 50% reduced Damage Taken from Hits from Labyrinth Traps
+ 50% reduced effectiveness of Damage over Time Debuffs from Labyrinth Traps on Players
Restore that which was lost. The character and any party members in the Labyrinth are affected by a
Replenishing Shrine until leaving the Labyrinth.
Courage stands tall. The character and any party members in the Labyrinth are affected by a
Massive Shrine until leaving the Labyrinth.
None shall stop you. The character and any party members in the Labyrinth are affected by an
Impenetrable Shrine until leaving the Labyrinth.
Deliver pain exquisite. The character and any party members in the Labyrinth are affected by a
Diamond Shrine until leaving the Labyrinth.
Hit hard. Hit once. The character and any party members in the Labyrinth are affected by a
Brutal Shrine until leaving the Labyrinth.
Death doesn’t wait. The character and any party members in the Labyrinth are affected by an
Acceleration Shrine until leaving the Labyrinth.
A portal to Izaro appears. Opens a portal to the next Aspirant’s Trial.

These images are examples of Hidden Switches in different rooms.

Hidden Darkshrines Throughout The Labyrinth, there are secret areas that contain Darkshrines. These are opened by flipped a hidden switch and can be seen on the mini-map. These Darkshrines can

Darkshine bonus broken causes unexpected disconnection on next zone

This is the merc lab we were running:

We grabbed the first 3 darkshrines (Room 1, Room 2, Room 7), which were impenetrable, acceleration, and replenishment respectively. After the third darkshrine in Room 7 we went to Room 10 to get the fourth.

When we did Izaro said “A potent little gift from our primitive past.” and it removed our replenishment bonus without giving us a new one. It also did not list any bonus in the tab map listed under “Mysterious Harbingers Roam Wraeclast and Oriath”.

This was odd for me knowing that they always provide beneficial bonuses but we rolled with it. I found the door to the third Aspirant’s Trial first, clicked it to end the room, and received “An unexpected disconnection has occurred” and was logged out.

My friend on the other hand received the voice line “The pursuit of power can be a grotesque affair.” (which is for Izaro dropping a unique item on death). Shortly after that my friend caught up to the room (after I was disconnected) and tried to enter the room as well. He received the message: “Error: failed to join instance because: disconnected from server.” followed immediately by “Error: Failed to join any instances.”. He tried a few more times to join the room receiving the same error message before running around for a bit. When he tried it again after a few minutes he received the same disconnection I did.

For both of us the game was running fine post fourth shrine and his continued to run fine after I disconnected, still receiving global and trade chat messages.

Yeah not too sure about this one and we’re kind of sad about losing the lab progress :(.

After posting this I’m going to be running merc lab again to see if I can reproduce.

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