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Sanctum of the Burning Souls
Level 37 - 39
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Region Aquilonia
Zone Wild Lands of Zelata
Boss Count 5
End Boss Acheronian Warlord
Player Limit 6


"When the day of reckoning came, the sword was not spared. So Acheron ceased to be, and purple towered Python became a memory of forgotten days"Robert E Howard, Hour of the Dragon

The Sanctum of the Burning Souls (SotBS) is a 6-man dungeon in the far eastern reaches of the Wild Lands of Zelata. The Sanctum is home to a number of demonic spirits and frequented by Nemedian and Black Ring raiding hosts. It is the second Epic-Only dungeon in Age of Conan and players at the recommended levels should travel in groups.


History Edit

From Age of Conan:

In the Wild Lands, the flood-ravaged ruins of the Sanctum of the Burning Souls stand broken, abandoned and forgotten by the people of Aquilonia. And yet, these Acheronian ruins are no longer silent. Strange chants echo across the Wild Lands, carried on the night winds. The Dark Beasts gather here, as if drawn to something like a beast obeying a leash. Moonlight glints off Nemedian blades, drawn in the darkness. All is not what it seems.

From AgeofConan.com:

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The Acheronian Warlord

Brooding on a mountaintop, overlooking the Wild Lands, the ruins of the City of Burning Souls is a tainted place. The last vestiges of Acheronian magic still cling to the ruins, and few are foolhardy enough to risk the wrath of the spirits and demons within.
Yet there are those who make the journey, through the warped and twisted labyrinth of ancient stone to the very heart of the darkness itself…the Sanctum of the Burning Souls. The few who return from such expeditions are insane, frothing at the mouth as they scream of unimaginable horrors.
The very stones of the Sanctum are soaked with the blood of thousands of innocents; victims who fell beneath the knives of the Acheronian Warlords and the vicious Priests of Set. Great fountains, which once flowed freely with the blood of sacrifice, now stand silent, dark stains around their base the only testimony to their grim purpose.
Lusting for power, the Nemedians have sent a small force to investigate the ruins, and no man or woman knows what they have found there, though the Dark Beasts began attacking the Wild Lands shortly after the expedition arrived. Thoth-Amon has also sent some of his most trusted allies to discover what secrets the dark heart of Acheron may hold.
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Ancient Blood Defiler

Dark Beasts, Nemedians, Stygian Sorcerers and the demons of Acheron; the Sanctum is a challenge to even the greatest of heroes. But with stout allies and courageous hearts, a stalwart group might be able to uncover the horrible secrets contained therein.


Resurrection Points Edit

Sanctum of the Burning Souls has the following Resurrection Points:

  • Sanctum of the Burning Souls (73,100)
  • The Dark Heart of Acheron (849,223)
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Statues above the Ancient Blood Defiler's room


Quests Edit

Quest Name Quest Giver Quest Zone
Tearing the Veil Zelata Wild Lands of Zelata
Lifting the Curse Zelata Wild Lands of Zelata
Immortal Acheron Zelata Wild Lands of Zelata
The Weakest Link Ur-Emmet Wild Lands of Zelata
Rusty Courage Maxus the Drunk Wild Lands of Zelata
Fetching Fungi Teltus the Alchemist Wild Lands of Zelata
The Woman Who Never Died Inspect the journal on the sarcophagus Outflow Tunnels
The Sanctity of Slaughter Melkar Sanctum of the Burning Souls
A Spirit Chained Melkar Sanctum of the Burning Souls

Loot Table Edit

Boss Weapons & Shields Cloth Armor Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor Items
Vengeful Drowned One [Black Vash]
[Crowfire]
[Griefscale Helm]
[Griefscale Harness]
[Griefscale Leggings]
[Scarclaw Boots]
[Scarclaw Helm]
[Scarclaw Leggings]
Ancient Dark Beast [Blackfist]
[Nimbus]
[Cruciatus]
[Terminus]

[Blackmarrow Chest]
[Blackmarrow Leggings]Confirmed 07/06/10
[Blackmarrow Boots]Confirmed 07/06/10
[Coronal Helm]
[Coronal Jerkin]
[Coronal Leggings]
[Coronal Boots]

[Bloodsire Helm]Confirmed 3/21/10
Ancient Blood Defiler [Duskfang] [Bloodtaint Band]
[Bloodtainted Hoop]
Princess Akivasha [Akivneteh]
[Y'toth]
[Kel'Avashk Robes]
[Kel'Avashk Sandals]
[Kel'Avashk Cap]
[Vashian Schenti]
[Vashian Treads]
[Vashian Tunic]
[Vashian Keffiyeh]
[Griefscale Helm]
Acheronian Warlord [Death's Door]
[Spinegrist]
[Vyre]
[Soulstorm] Confirmed 3/21/10

[Mortiferous Helm]
[Mortiferous Chestguard]
[Mortiferous Tasset]
[Mortiferous Boots]
[Bloodsire Helm]
[Bloodsire Boots]
[Bloodsire Harness]


Bloodsire Tasset Confirmed 3/21/10


As of v 1.05 this table is incorrect, all of the items do drop within the sanctum but are dropped by different bosses, I will attempt to make corrections where needed.

Basttion, Tyranny Server 3/21/10


I am still working on collecting every peice known to drop here and have been taking screenshots of the sets and stats etc. Shouldn't be long before the table is updated for v1.07
Basttion, Tyranny Server 4/2/10

Dungeon Denizens Edit


External Links Edit

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Instanced dungeon locations
Tortage City of Tortage Coastal Cave
Cimmeria Conall's Valley Spider Caverns
Lacheish Plains Frost SwampCrom's RockFight Club Arena
Eiglophian Mountains Ice CaveCannibal CaveYakhmar's Cave
Field of the Dead Toirdealbach's TombKyllikki's CryptCradle of Decay
Atzel's Approach Halls of Eternal FrostVistrix's LairAtzel's Fortress
Ymir's Pass Amphitheater of Karutonia
Aquilonia Wild Lands of Zelata Abandoned Smugglers TunnelsThe MazeBorder RangeSanctum of the Burning Souls
Poitain Imirian Ravine
Thunder River XibalukuThe Prison ColonyThe Slaughterhouse Cellar
Tarantia Noble District Armsman's TavernThe CisternThe Main SystemThe Catacombs
Old Tarantia Outflow Tunnels
Tarantia Commons District Iron TowerCrows NestAttilus' Mansion
Stygia Khopshef Province Bubshur HouseBlessed CavesBlack CastlePyramid of the AncientsTreasury of the Ancients
Purple Lotus Swamp Oasis of Zaara
Kheshatta Scorpion CaveCaravan Raider's HideoutBlack Ring CitadelOnyx ChambersSoul ChambersThoth-Amon's Stronghold
Khitai Gateway to Khitai The Forgotten CityThe Breach
Northern Grasslands Kang PagodaPillars of HeavenReliquary of FlameVortex of the StormCoppice of the Heart
Chosain Province Palace of Yun RauJade DugoutThe Abyss of Kun WhuMines of ChosainDen of the Crowmen
Kara Korum Caverns of MaliceThe Celestial NecropolisThe Enigmata of YagRefuge of the Apostate
Paikang Ai DistrictT’ian’an DistrictJade Citadel

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