I guess you are right about this one. Apparently I missed those early messages. One of the problems of trying to mix a real life with a virtual one. I did see the message about the spire cracking which is why I continued even though it seemed like the fight was never going to end. I guess I think of festival fights as short and sweet as long as you mentor down to 100 or 105. This one was long, even mentored down, and I guess it caused me to perceive the quest as being harder than it really is--especially when I couldn't find the adherent in the cave with a feather above his head lol.