Hello Spiral Travelers! Can you believe it’s been almost four years since the release of Khrysalis Part 2? The epic conclusion to Wizard101’s second story arc had Wizards everywhere excited and on the hunt to end Morganthe’s final chapter. This month’s Zone of the Month is the first area of this expansion, Crescent Beach. As per usual, we’ll be discounting this area until 15 March to celebrate. We hope you journey back there this month and take in the breath taking sites that can be found there.
Name: Crescent Beach
Location: The entrance to Crescent Beach requires you burn down a barricade blocking it in Fort Rachias. This is easy to do thanks to a few searing hot Dragon Beetle Pods! Once you complete this quest goal, you’ll be in and ready to find "what’s bugging" everyone there.
Description: Crescent Beach is a beautiful area full of sandy beaches, towering purple rock towers, and a wide open deep green sea. One of the most interesting features of this area is a cave that looks like a weeping Skull. Here there be human-like insects, pirate ghosts, and mouse-like "Hoppers" found in both caves and encampments.
Cost: Crescent Beach comes bundled with the zone "Ruined Alcazar" for the price of 1995 Crowns, but we’re discounting this area to 1500 Crowns until the 15th of March 2018!
Zeke Item? An Iron Butterfly can be found within Skull Rock...pay close attention to the various knick knacks in here (hint in pictures).
Secrets: The Pirate Chessboard Housing Item is an item you can collect for free in Skull Rock Cave! (Hint in pictures.)
Reagents: Here there be Comet Tail, Ore, Stone Block, and Mist Wood a plenty!
Fishing: None...yet...but wow! The beach here would be perfect for fishing up a Khrawdad or a Kharp or two in the future.
Teleporters: While there are teleporters to both Forts Rachias and the Ruined Alcazar that open during regular questing, there is no direct teleport to Crescent Beach (...but there is a teleport tapestry to Crescent Beach, which is available as either a Crafting Recipe or as a Gardening drop from Jewel Tear Blossom Plants).
What’s the 4-1-1? When you arrive in Crescent Beach, it is still under Morganthe’s control, and it acts as her port for shipping commodities across the Starfall Sea. It’s tricky to navigate here, but after Damdin’Bazar coughs up his Signet Ring to you, it acts as an "all access pass" to the entire beach.
Your mission is to determine who controls the docks and learn how to safely sail the Starfall Sea. Dockmaster Mazarine the StormWind lets you know that, while crossing the sea is madness, there were a band of Hopper Scouts that managed the journey. This information leads you to Stieg Quicksand, who’s lost his band of scouts to an Ant Lion Cave. After saving the scouts and winning their trust, Stieg lets you know that they sailed the Starfall Sea by hijacking one of the Umbra Legion’s Giant Sea Bugs. Stieg also lets it slip that there’s a "mad rat" somewhere in Crescent Beach that knows how to sail the sea. Defeating a few of the locals provides you with rumors to the location of Captain Taylor Coleridge, a poetry spouting rat located in Skull Rock Cave.
As it turns out, Taylor isn’t mad, per se, but he is haunted by a spirit named Grimhilde IronSpear. After helping Coleridge overcome his haunting specters (a full crew of pirates he betrayed), Grimhilde no longer haunts the Captain and he agrees to help you summon and ride "The Great Beast" across the Starfall Sea.
Who’s that Boss? Truly the finest dungeon in Crescent Beach is the Starfall Sea adventure you undertake to travel to the Ruined Alcazar. The Deep Spawn Boss is a storm spell casting nightmare, but he has some fun items that he drops, including a cute, little Finned Assassin pet!
Don’t miss this Side Quest! After completing the quest Band of Brothers, a side quest opens up called "A Welcome Distraction" by Stikkan Sandstrider. Completing both this side quest and the side quest after it called "You Can Take It With You" will ultimately net you a total of 16,150 gold, 62,135 experience, and a Raven pet egg! Enjoy!