"That chill in your bones is a sure sign you’re hunting a Boreus, skipper, and a Boreus doesn't fight like any other Behemoth l've ever seen."
From the heart of the Maelstrom comes the mighty Boreus, a frost-powered Behemoth with the ability to control flying minions. These smaller airborne beasts both protect the Boreus from harm and do its psionic bidding. The relatively recent emergence of the Boreus—once thought only a legend—was seen at the time as another sign that the Behemoth threat has continued to evolve in bizarre and unexpected ways. Since the Skyquake, Behemoths thought extinct or even entirely unknown to science have begun to emerge at an escalating rate, and the Boreus has been reassessed as a potential harbinger of the increasing threat.
In some ways the Boreus is best thought of as not a single Behemoth, but as a whole host of creatures, and Slayers have given the minions of the Boreus descriptive nicknames to easily tell them apart. Stalkers are lean, toothy creatures that prefer to surround Slayers and jab at them with their razor-sharp legs. They can be easily distinguished by their long, blade-like limbs, and are slightly smaller than other minions. The aptly nicknamed spitters prefer to strike from range, lobbing cold, frost-charged projectiles from their mouths. These icy spitballs can inflict a surprising amount of harm on unsuspecting Slayers. Perhaps the most dramatic of the Boreus' minions are the bombers. These self-destructive creatures can prime their own bodies to become an explosive aether charge. Bombers sacrifice themselves to blast the Boreus’ foes, sometimes even taking other minions with them.
Slayers have learned the hard way that the Boreus is full of surprises. While it deals with minor threats as any Behemoth would—by hoof, horn, and tooth—it reacts to lethal attacks with innate defences as necessary. If the Boreus takes too much harm, it can encase itself in an impenetrable layer of aetheric ice. While Slayers can batter at this bizarre phenomenon, it is only by tackling the minions themselves that they can charge their weapons with enough power to bring the Boreus’ cold protection crashing down.
Kat’s Hunting Tips:
-Striking bomber minions near a Boreus will deal extra damage to its shield.
-When you slay a bomber in a group of other bombers, dodge through or away from the ensuing chain of explosions.
-A Boreus is psionically connected to its minions and can summon them when threatened. Don’t assume you’re not surrounded if you don’t see any minions yet.
|Horn Fragment||Head Break|
|Hoof Chip||Leg Break|
|Icy Hindscale||Tail Break|
This Behemoth has no modifiers.
Boreus can be found on the following Islands.
|Icon||Island||Level||Guaranteed Behemoth||Available Behemoths|
|Revelation Rock||Lesser Quillshot Lesser Gnasher Gnasher Lesser Boreus Boreus|
|Iron Falls||Skarn Boreus Gnasher Quillshot|
|Aulric's Peak||Shrike Drask Boreus Ragetail Gnasher Gnasher|
Stalkers: Stalkers are lean, toothy creatures that prefer to surround Slayers and jab at them with their razor-sharp legs. They can be easily distinguished by their long, blade-like limbs, and are slightly smaller than other minions.
Spitters: The aptly nicknamed spitters prefer to strike from range, lobbing cold, frost-charged projectiles from their mouths. These icy spitballs can inflict a surprising amount of harm on unsuspecting Slayers.
Bombers: Perhaps the most dramatic of the Boreus’ minions are the bombers – self-destructive creatures that can prime their bodies with an explosive aether charge. Bombers sacrifice themselves to blast the Boreus’ foes, sometimes even taking other minions with them.
|Hunt Boreus wearing Boreus Armour  times|
|Craft all Boreus Armour|
|Deal [5,000,000] damage to Boreus|
|Hunt Dreadfrost Boreus while taking less than 100 damage|
|Hunt Dreadfrost Boreus in under 3 minutes|
|Stagger Boreus [x] times||
|Wound Boreus [x] times||
|Break [x] Boreus parts||
The Boreus was thought for a long time to be extinct. The records of the Orrery thought the sigtings of the Boreus was a hoax.
The Orrery has records of the Boreus that date from a century ago. I’ve seen those records, and the disbelieving notes my predecessors scribbled all over them. “Impossible,” they called it. “A hoax.” “Clearly the delusions of Slayers who spent too much time in the sky.” As if aether cannot make anything possible. Even a giant horned beast that can control flying minions with only its mind. One thing is indisputable: The Orrery believed this Behemoth to be long extinct. Clearly they were mistaken.
When the Boreus was discovered not to be a myth, a mysterious note was left on the floor of the Bormen smithy.
Brought you a few gifts. Three, each one different. A spitter. A stalker. A bomber. Haven’t seen anything this strange before, and I know you like strange things. At least I think so. Look, maybe you can do something with them. Maybe not. Whatever. Write back or don’t, Hammer Boy. You’re not so cool. Maybe.