Something stirs within the ancient halls of Fang Lair. Something thought long dead. Something monstrous. Explore the first dungeon in Dragon Bones, Why not to get cheap ESO gold xbox with 3x reward points to enjoy Dragon Bones . The Elder Scrolls Online's next DLC game pack, and uncover the terrifying machinations of the necromancer Orryn the Black!
An Old Foe Reborn
The powerful necromancer Orryn the Black has discovered the long-abandoned Dwarven ruins of Fang Lair. The cunning mage seeks neither treasure nor fame, but an ancient legacy lost for centuries. Deep within the halls of the ancient city lay the bones of the great dragon Thurvokun, who claimed the site as his own millennia ago. Should Orryn's nefarious plan succeed, he will gain control of a powerful and dangerous creature: a reanimated undead dragon!
“Fang Lair is a location people haven't seen since The Elder Scrolls: Arena," says Mike Finnigan, the game's Dungeon Lead. “However, in that game, players saw it in a very different light. In The Elder Scrolls Online, we wanted to expand upon the lore behind it, and we thought this was a chance to really flesh out its story."
The depths of Fang Lair contain a massive underground complex for you to explore. While seasoned dungeon delvers might expect to find all manner of automatons defending the ruins, Thurvokun's initial occupation and Orryn's subsequent discovery have cleared out any remnants of the ancient Dwarven machines. Now, the site is home to the dark necromancers known as the Blackmarrow and their unnatural conjurations.
Fang Lair's long-forgotten caverns
The moment you step into the underground city, you'll see the sprawling complex in its entirety.
“With Fang Lair, we wanted to try some new techniques for world building," explains Finnigan. “We really liked the idea of knowing where you're going in the dungeon, so very early on you can see everything within the cavern, and you get to go to these locations as you make your way through."
These new techniques enabled the team to do away with mid-dungeon load screens, and any doors you encounter within Fang Lair simply open, allowing you to enjoy a seamless adventure from start to finish.
The Dead Stand Against You
Reaching Orryn the Black is no easy task, as Fang Lair harbors a host of challenging minions and bosses designed to push you and your fellow explorers to your limits. You might have dealt with the undead before during your adventures in Tamriel, but the Blackmarrow are truly masters of the dark arts and should not be underestimated.
“When exploring Fang Lair, the Revivifier necromancers can be a real pain if you let them live for too long," warns Finnigan. “They can increase the damage of any surrounding undead, threatening to quickly overwhelm your group."
But it's not just endless hordes of undead that stand in your way. The dungeon also boasts some fearsome bosses to challenge your group, including vicious reanimated creatures, powerful Liches, and insidious specters.
Prepare to face the dead!
When designing the dungeon's many challenges, the goal was to create the kind of difficulty curve that players have come to expect from our dungeon DLC game packs.
“With Dragon Bones, we are aiming for a level of difficulty similar to the dungeons found in Horns of the Reach," says Finnigan. “It's challenging, and there's a lot of stuff to deal with and learn, but you can get through it without feeling frustrated."
All these challenges and travails eventually lead to a final confrontation with Orryn the Black and his greatest achievement – the reanimated bone dragon Thurvokun! The master necromancer is a threat in his own right, but when coupled with this undead monstrosity, the two become a challenge unlike anything you've faced before.
Bone Dragon concept
“In the final boss battle against Orryn and Thurvokun, target priority and awareness is very important," says Finnigan. “There's a lot happening in this fight, and some things need to be dealt with quicker than others."
In Fang Lair, you'll need to learn from and adapt to everything the ancient ruin throws at you, lest you join the dead!?