Rox - The Hatchery

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Rox - The Hatchery

North Nolan Hatchery loading screen.jpg

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Annihilate the Molten Alliance invasion at North Nolan Hatchery, and introduce Rox to a new friend.

— In-game description

Rox - The Hatchery is a part of the Flame and Frost: The Razing storyline. Rox has been tasked by Rytlock Brimstone with securing the North Nolan Hatchery located northwest of the Town of Nolan that has been attacked by the Flame Legion. She requests the help of the players, who accompany Rox during the mission. All players are scaled up to level 80 during this mission. Players can group up for this instance but you can also tackle it solo.



  • Event shield (tango icon).png Defend Rox while she investigates the hatchery.
    • Rox
    • Event bar.jpgEvent shield (tango icon).png
  • Event swords (tango icon).png Fight your way to the hatchery workers.
    • Defeat the Molten Invaders
    • Event bar empty2.jpgEvent swords (tango icon).png
  • Event cog (tango icon).png Destroy the sonic emitters.
    • Sonic Emitters destroyed: x/4
  • Event flag (tango icon).png Secure the hatchery against Molten assault.
    • Hatchery Security
    • Event bar empty2.jpgEvent flag green.png
  • Event star (tango icon).png Investigate the training area.
    • Investigate the training area
  • Event swords (tango icon).png Hold out against the Molten Alliance.
    • Molten Alliance resolve: x%
  • Event boss (tango icon).png Defeat the Molten resonance specialist and his minions.
    • Molten Resonance Specialist
    • Event bar.jpgEvent boss (tango icon).png
    • Molten minions killed: x/2




Fight your way to the hatchery workers

Walk up to Rox to open the gate. Your goal is the main hatchery room with the workers. Immediately two Flame Legion portals will spawn down the stairs with Molten Alliance enemies. After defeating several waves of dredge and Flame Legion the portals will dissipate. After going downstairs, another portal will appear. Defeat the enemies again and a Veteran will spawn.

After defeating the veteran, you will enter the main hatchery room.

Destroy the sonic emitters and secure the hatchery

Inside the main room, several devourers are being repeatedly stunned by four Sonic Emitters scattered around the room. In addition, two more Flame Legion portals will appear at the entrance. Destroy the emitters while fending off the enemies. Any devourer freed by the destruction of emitters will help attack the Molten enemies. A Veteran will spawn after destroying the emitters.

After defeating the veteran, various portals will appear and spawn Molten enemies. Your goal is to hold the room against these enemies until the progress bar fills up. Once again the devourers will aid you.

After you complete the event, Rox will have a conversation with Sithio Quicklash about what happened and where the captives were taken.

Investigate the training area and hold out against the Molten Alliance

After moving into the training area, and a warning from Rox, you will be set upon by more Molten enemies from portals. While defending against the waves of enemies, several flaming fissures will spawn on the ground randomly that you'll need to move or dodge out of. The fissures become more frequent as the fight goes on.

At the end, one final portal will remain. A champion Molten Resonance Specialist will spawn and attack. He has multiple projectile attacks including a set of three fireballs in a cone shape as well as throwing out fireballs that not only create small flaming fissures that cause burning but can also bounce to nearby locations and create an additional fissure. He will also occasionally spawn adds.

Upon defeating him, there is a final conversation. You can then talk to Rox and Sithio for additional text before leaving via the instance exit button.


Visions of the Past: You Made a Friend Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 1Achievement points
Help Rox defend the hatchery...and find a new friend in the process.Rox has orders from Rytlock to secure assets at the devourer hatchery northwest of the town of Nolan in Diessa Plateau, currently under threat by the Molten Alliance. [This mission is now playable in Living World Season 1: Episode 1]
Prerequisite: Visions of the Past: North Nolan Hatchery
Helped Rox Defend the Hatchery and Gain a New Pet 1Achievement points
  • Complete the mission.





Environmental weapons


Upon entering the mission:

Rox: We're close. I scouted around while waiting for you, and it doesn't look good. I'm seeing signs of dredge.
Rox: We go fast and silent until sneaky don't cut it anymore. Then we go fast and mean.
Rox: Wait. Something's not right. Be on your guard.

Encountering the first wave of enemies;

Molten Smoke Shaman: To arms!

Talking to Rox after encountering the first wave of enemies;

Rox: Eh, bat goo! It's a trap! Take them out!
Talk end option tango.png You got it!

After fighting off the first wave:

Rox: That should do it. Let's go.

Fighting the next wave:

Molten Bladestorm: I'll taste your blood.
Veteran Molten Fire Shaman: You will die in flames.

After second wave:

Rox: What's that sound? It's piercing!
Rox: Those sonic devices are hurting the devourers. We have to do something.

Talking to Rox during the mission:

Rox: First priority: secure this hatchery. I can't fail. If I do, I lose my chance to join the Stone warband. Ain't gonna happen!
Talk end option tango.png Okay.

Talking to Sithio Quicklash during the mission while he's downed

Sithio Quicklash: Forget about me! Just kill the damn invaders!
Talk end option tango.png Can do!

Fighting at the hatchery:

Molten Stalker: Stay with me!
Molten Ratnik: Dirty sneaks are attacking!
Molten Shadowblade: Attackers! There!
Molten Blademaster: Sounds like trouble!
Molten Resonator: To the front!
Molten Smoke Shaman: I'll skin someone for this!
Molten Disaggregator: I hear death calling your name.
Veteran Molten Igniter: Show no mercy!

After securing the hatchery:

Rox: You there. I'm here on Tribune Brimstone's orders. Report!
Sithio Quicklash: We had no warning. They came out of the ground before we could sound the alarm. Dredge and Flame Legion.
Rox: Your warband?
Sithio Quickslash: Was stationed here, yeah. Some are dead, but the others barricaded themselves behind the south gate. Here's the key. The invaders were in pursuit. We have to-
Rox: You're wounded. You stay here and warn away anyone else who comes. We'll go.

Talking to Sithio Quickslash after securing the hatchery:

Sithio Quickslash: I'm okay. I'll stay here and protect the hatchlings. You go and keep the invaders occupied!
Talk end option tango.png Got it.

On the way to the training area:

Rox: Shoo. Go back to your nest!
Rox: Listen. I can't take care of you right now.
Rox: There's the gate. Let me handle this.
Rox: Oh, for rust's sake. Shoo. Git. I don't want another pet!

At the training area:

Rox: (sniff) Smell that? Something's not right. That's sulfur, and that means Flame Legion.
Rox: They're near. Stay close.

Talking to Rox at the training area:

Rox: When will these guys take the hint that they can't beat us? I'm seriously getting annoyed.
Talk end option tango.png Time to kill them until they do!

After the first wave:

Molten Resonance Specialist: Surrender, female! You're outnumbered and outgunned.
Rox: I don't think so. I've seen things scarier than you come out of my pet.

After the fight:

Rox: We're too late.
Baby Devourer: (chitters)
Rox: Look, treadmarks. Footprints. They took some of the workers away, alive.
Rox: I have to secure the hatchery, but then I'm going to track them down.
Rox: When I find out where they took the prisoners, I'll contact you.
Rox: C'mon, bud. Let's get you something to eat.
Baby Devourer: (purrs)

Talking to NPCs after the mission

Rox: Bat goo. I wanted a better report to take back to Tribune Brimstone, but at least we know this insane army is taking prisoners. Those are recoverable assets, or will be, if I have anything to say about it.
Talk more option tango.png So what happens now?
You're good to head out. I'll finish securing the hatchery, and I'll start asking around about where they might have taken the prisoners. There's no way I'm letting them get away with that.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Ask away, <character name>. I'm going to rest a few minutes before I move out.
Talk more option tango.png So what happens now? (Same as above.)
Talk more option tango.png That little devourer has grown attached to you.
I noticed. He won't leave me alone. I might as well look after him for now, since the hatchery's staff is scattered. I wonder where they keep the food around here?
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Probably down by the hatchery. Talk to you later.
Talk more option tango.png What do you think happened here?
I think that survivor in the hatchery might know more about that. I'd talk to him if I were you.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Good point. Talk to you later.
Talk more option tango.png Why do you think the Flame Legion and dredge are working together?
Flay me if I know! It makes my fur stand on end. I can't see either the Flame Legion or the dredge hooking up on their own. But they sure were more powerful together.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Okay. Talk to you later.
Talk end option tango.png Never mind. Talk to you later.
Talk end option tango.png Count me in when you find out what's up.
Talk end option tango.png Best of luck. Talk later.
Sithio Quicklash: Damn good you came along when you did. They were about to kill me when they heard the commotion you were making up by the front gate.
Talk more option tango.png Looks like everyone else is dead or taken.
Oh. warband runs this place. I can't leave. Please, if you can find a way to rescue any of those who were taken, do so! And make them pay for our pain! I can't be the only one left. I just can't.
Talk more option tango.png What's your job here?
My warband and I maintain the hatchery. We care for the baby lashtails. I've got to rebuild and resecure it now, figure out what to do.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png I'm sure you'll do fine.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png I'll do my best. Hang in there.
Talk more option tango.png You know anything about the devourer following my friend around?
Every batch has a slightly odd one. That little albino lashtail is quick, quicker than the rest, smarter too, but shy. Never really took to anyone like the rest did. Seems like he's found somebody he likes now, and I say, "Good for him!"
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png He's certainly determined. Bye.
Talk more option tango.png What happened with the attack?
Surprise attack. I was off duty, taking a nap, when I heard yelling. I ran out to see my warband running up toward the training grounds. I headed to the hatchery, and...
Talk more option tango.png And then what?
I got knocked tail over horn by one of those damn Flame Legion portals. I tried to fight, but a dredge hit me with a sonic blast, and I went down. I...I can't believe I survived.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png You're okay now. Rest.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Hang in there.
Talk more option tango.png Do you have any idea why they attacked here?
The North Nolan hatchery is primo. We hold the record for most clean hatches, and we got a reputation for training 'em right. The Flame Legion knows the damage a well-trained warbeast can inflict. That's reason enough, I guess.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Got it.
Talk end option tango.png Glad I could be here?

Follow-up mail after leaving:



Thanks from Me

<Character name>, it wouldn't have been right for me not to thank you for the hatchery. Especially since it was a warband test—one I was sure to fail without your support. I still can't believe they're letting me try out for their warband. This was the first stage of my trials, which means I owe you double thanks, really.

In other news, I've been talking to a few Vigil representatives, and they tell me they're closing in on the location of the Molten headquarters. Soon as they find out, they'll tell me, and I'll tell you. You haven't changed your mind about going on that mission with me, have you? I hope not. Stay sharp!


Rox's Treat Bag
Karma Gift Box