Only occultists high in the mazes of the hideous Black Ring possessed the power of the black hand that dealt death by its touch. Robert E. Howard – The Hour of the Dragon
The infamous home of the Black Ring is buried deep beneath an ominous mountain that looms behind Kheshatta, city of magicians. This coven of the darkest sorcerers in all Stygia is led by the all-powerful Thoth-Amon, earth’s mightiest practitioner of black magic. Within its torch lit halls foul sorcerers perform hellish conjurations, vile experiments and consort with fiends from the abyss.
Its pillared halls, adorned with snake idols and the architecture of Set, are marvelous to behold though seeing them leaves one with an inevitable chill. How many screams have echoed through these passages? How much hot blood has been spilled upon its altars? What abominations wander the passageways and dungeons?
Dark clouds gather over Kheshatta and the sorcerers of the Black Ring recklessly attempt even greater violations of natural law. The power of dark magic is growing and the Black Ring seeks to exploit it, disregarding the cost and danger of such wild experiments. Slowly they have withdrawn into their stronghold, abandoning the city, Stygia and the outside world.
Villainous members of the Black Ring such as Sabazios the Insane and Excorant the Golem Master dwell defended by companies of elite Stygian guards and apprentices of the dark arts. Horrors such as Yarekma the Soul Eater or other unnamed entities also lurk within.
Any assault would be doomed but if the fate of Hyboria is in the balance then the brave, foolhardy and desperate might attempt such an epic conquest; to fight the monstrous titans and power maddened necromancers within.
Quests and AttunementEdit
The attunement for Black Ring Citadel was removed from the Patch 1.06.1 on February 10th, 2010. This was done to allow accessiblity to the teir 2 raids in light of adding teir 3 and the Rise of the Godslayer expansion. The only requirement for accessing the Black Ring Citadel now is being level 80.
Note: To get keyed for Tier 3, you still need to do the Master of the Silver Peacock quest chain so that you can complete "The Immortal Hand" quest.
Master of the Silver PeacockEdit
Objective: Collect the Tooth of Vistrix
This quest is obtained from the Destiny Quest NPC named Kalanthes who can be found in Keshatta at "Lions Watch/Point". He starts a small chain where you´ll have to talk to another NPC named Cha in Keshatta city.
This quest chain is easy to solo, it will eventually lead you to a quest entitled "Master of the Silver Peacock", which can be found listed under Kheshatta, NOT Black Ring Citadel, in your journal. Ignore all other Black Ring CItadel quests, they have nothing to do with attunement and there is no rush to get them.
Before you can pick up this quest you must have completed your level 80 Destiny quest deep in the Soul chambers of Onyx Chambers (Kill the Grim Grey God).