Lady Inerva Darkvein is a venthyr boss located in Castle Nathria. She is the last boss of the castle's north wing. Darkvein is the keeper of the massive stores of anima that Denathrius has stolen from the Shadowlands and will protect what she sees as her master's possessions with her life.
Darkvein is a serious step-up mechanically from the previous bosses in the wing, with a larger emphasis on personal actions. Should one person not properly perform mechanics such as soaking the Bottled Anima or failing to properly connect Anima Webs, it can potentially lead to a wipe on the whole raid. While Darkvein retains the same set of abilities from start to finish, the abilities will become empowered depending on which of the 4 anima containers are currently being vented. These containers are vital to the encounter and choosing which to vent at what time will determine which of her empowered abilities the raid will have to deal with.
Anima fuels the Shadowlands, and Lady Inerva Darkvein seeks to unlock its mysteries. Under Denathrius's tutelage, she has learned insidious secrets to turn against his enemies. She will strip anima from Nathria's invaders and use it to shape a dark new future.
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: Accuser. You managed to escape my grasp, only to brazenly return to the halls alongside this ragged band of mortals. Pathetic.
- The Accuser says: Denathirus has betrayed Rvendreth by unleashed this anima into the Maw. Surely even a sycophant like you can see that!
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: What I see is a bold new future about toe unfold. A future with no place for traitors like you!
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: I will rend your souls!
- Expose Desires
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: I will crush your heart!
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: Sin consumes your heart!
- Sins and Suffering
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: I will enjoy wrenching the sin from you.
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: Your fates are linked!
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: Your sin's torment will last forever.
- Bottled Anima
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: Destruction reigns!
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: The ground shatters!
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: Catastrophic!
- Change of Heart
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: Hearts bound by darkness!
- Player killed
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: Traitorous scum!
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: Your anima is mine!
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: Your pathetic rebellion is at an end.
- Lady Inerva Darkvein yells: Sire... I have... failed you...
- The Accuser says: We have stemmed the anima flow, but I fear the damage has already been done. We are left to salvage what remains for the sake of Revendreth.
- The Accuser yells: There is no time for regrets. The reign of Denathrius must be ended.
Notes and trivia
- The four adds right before the boss, Dragost, Deplina, Fara, and Kullan, each are Romanian words meaning "Love", "Full", "Without", and "Steal" respectively. It could be taken to mean, "Love fully without theft", which is ironic given the circumstances.
- Patch 9.0.2 (2020-11-17): Added.