Rift Event: About “Waves of Madness” in Patch 1.3
Waves of Madness is the event leading up to the opening of the raid instance Hammerknell Fortress. There are five phases of this event and three special invasions that take place in Moonshade Highlands.
During this event you will be rewarded with Rune King’s Seals by completing daily quests, closing water and death rifts, completing certain dungeons and participating in event specific encounters. The Rune King’s Seal can be traded to Runeguard merchants that are located in Meridian and Sanctum.
The Runeguard Dwarves take refuge in both Meridian and Sanctum after their caravan is attacked by Abyssals. Upon speaking with them you will learn of the recent attacks on various dwarven establishments and peoples of Moonshade Highlands. The Runeguard speak of sailors and fishermen who have gone missing and families found drowned in their own homes. They also speak of large numbers of Abyssals in and around Runic Descent.
This event boasts many new features including:
•Event specific major invasions
•New currency and gear to purchase
•New rifts (including underwater rifts)
The following is that five phases in the event:
Phase 1: From the Black Depths
Phase 2: Against the Storm
Phase 3: Return of the Shade
Phase 4: A Light in the Dark
Phase 5: A Celebration of Light