NeutralRitual Reagents
Start Calydus
End Calydus
Level 10-45
Category Artifact
Experience 15,050 (level 100)
Rewards 15g 40s
Previous N Warlock [10-45] The Tome of Blighted Implements
Next N Warlock [10-45] Looking into the Darkness


Search within Dalaran for Grave Dust, a Can of Overheated Oil, an Aged Snowplum Brandy and a Stag Blood Sample.


The Skull of the Man'ari, oh good choice! It's very powerful and it's held by an even more powerful Dreadlord!

There is a weakness, the skull has a will of its own! If we can commune with the skull we might be able to convince it to serve you instead!

We will need reagents from the floating city before we can perform the ritual to commune with it. Dust from a fresh grave, dark oil, and a powerful alcohol catalyst.

Oh, and blood! I sense a beast whose blood should be perfect.


You will receive:

  • 15g 40s
  • 15,050 XP (level 100)


Did you obtain everything, friend?


Very good! Now, we're ready to begin.


On accept, Calydus runs up out of the Circle of Wills into the Underbelly before despawning.

Calydus says: While you are busy, Calydus will search for a suitable location for the ritual.

The  [Stag Blood Sample] is obtained from a Docile Stag in the Magical Menagerie. [59.6, 38.8] Upon interacting with the stag, you will be given two different options to obtain the blood sample.

<The beast looks at you for a moment and neighs.>
Gossip <Carefully take a small blood sample.>
Gossip <Obtain the blood with your dark magic.>

Using the first option will cause the stag to briefly rear and neigh in pain in addition to granting you the blood sample. Using the second option, however, will cause you to channel a demonic draining spell on the beast until it dies, granting you the blood sample as well as eliciting the following reaction from Breanni.

Breanni gasps.
Breanni says: You need to leave, warlock... NOW!

The  [Aged Snowplum Brandy] is found on the counter on the bottom floor of the Legerdemain Lounge. [48.6, 38.6] Upon looting it, a Drunken Mage appears behind you and attacks you.

You hear footsteps behind you!
Drunken Mage yells: Hey! Tha... thash MY drink! <hic!>

Upon damaging the mage down to 1% health, he gains the "Knock Out" buff and falls asleep on the floor.

Drunken Mage says: S... sleepy time... <hic!>

For the  [Can of Overheated Oil], head to Like Clockwork in the Magus Commerce Exchange and loot one of the objects of the same name. [38, 25]

Finally, the  [Grave Dust] is obtained from either of the two Freshly Dug Graves found at the small graveyard northeast of the Violet Citadel. [34.5, 38.7]

Upon obtaining all four reagents:

Calydus says: Calydus found a perfect spot for the ritual! Come, friend, meet Calydus in the room behind the curtains at the place called the Violet Gate.

Head to the Violet Gate and speak with Calydus to proceed to the next quest.


  1. N Warlock [10-45] The Sixth
  2. N Warlock [10-45] The New Blood
  3. N Warlock [10-45] The Tome of Blighted Implements
  4. Acquire the chosen artifact:
  5. N Warlock [10-45] The Heart of the Dreadscar
  6. N Warlock [10-45] Rebuilding the Council
  7. N Warlock [10-45] The Path of the Dreadscar
  8. N Warlock [10-45] A Mutual Friend (optional)
  9. N Warlock [10-45] Rise, Champions
  10. N Warlock [10-45] Information at Any Cost
  11. N Warlock [10-45] Recruiting The Troops
  12. N Warlock [10-45] Troops in the Field
  13. N Warlock [10-45] Tech It Up A Notch
  14. N Warlock [10-45] Searching the Archives
  15. N Warlock [10-45] An Unlikely Ally
  16. N Warlock [10-45] Bloodstone Bandit
  17. N Warlock [10-45] It Hungers for Blood
  18. N Warlock [10-45] Testing a Theory
  19. N Warlock [10-45] Debt Repaid
  20. N Warlock [10-45] A Daring Rescue
  21. Complete both:
  22. N Warlock [10-45] Empowering the Soul

Level 45

  1. N Warlock [45D] Black Rook Hold: An Unclaimed Soul
  2. N Warlock [45] Soul Beacon
  3. N Warlock [45] Mad Ernie the Alchemist
  4. N Warlock [45] Herding Goats
  5. N Warlock [45] Doom and Gloom
  6. N Warlock [45] Borrowed Time
  7. Complete both:
  8. Complete all of:
  9. N Warlock [45] Finding Fizzlebang
  10. Complete both:
  11. N Warlock [45] Lulubelle on Loan
  12. N Warlock [45] Champion: Lulubelle Fizzlebang
  13. N Warlock [45] Summoning the Sisters
  14. N Warlock [45] Selecting a Sixth
  15. N Warlock [45] Champion: Eredar Twins
  16. N Warlock [45] A Hero's Weapon

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