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Arakaali, Spinner of Shadows
Arakaali, Spinner of Shadows
Level(s) 55
Location(s) The Temple of Decay Level 2
Quest(s) The Mother of Spiders quest icon.png The Mother of Spiders
Resistance(s) Resists Elemental Damage
Resists Chaos Damage
Skill(s) Laser
Laser Barrage
Mortar
Cleave
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Arakaali, Spinner of Shadows is the final boss of act 7, located in the Temple of Decay Level 2.

It is an ancient Vaal goddess according to the quest log and NPC dialogues. It is also worshipped by people of Azmerian descent.

Quest

Defeating her is part of the quest The Mother of Spiders quest icon.png The Mother of Spiders. The rescue Silk part of the quest, however, is scripted to be fail.

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Lore

There are Shrines to Arakaali scattered around Act 7. The shrines have lore regarding Arakaali.

There are other NPC dialogues regarding Arakaali:

From Sin:

"

A temptress and a predator. Vaal legends say she crawled up from the blackest of pits during the creation of the world.

No, her beginnings were far more mundane, a mortal harlot whose endless lust for loin and lecherous delight saw her transformed into the very image of her dark desires.

'The Spinner of Shadows' they once called her. She sees herself as a regular goddess of love, and has the romantically forged temple to prove it.

That's where you'll find her. Yet there's little romance to the lady herself. At least, I doubt the corpses that now embrace her carapace would think so.

"

- Sin - "Arakaali" dialogue

"

Answering the call of a royal invitation, I visited the Spinner of Shadows as an emissary for a small and fragile alliance of gods. Mostly weak deities huddling together in terror of being consumed by their greaters. At this time, Queen Arakaali ruled an empire, and so invited me to gaze upon her mighty works with appropriate wonder.

If I'd looked past this pretense, I may have chanced to see her hidden desire to have me share her bed. For years I lay trapped in her webbed sheets. Some days she enjoyed my prowess, other days we enjoyed each other.

Yet, this illusion of love and leisure simply veiled the morbid reality that I was not free to leave. I languished under her bewitching spell until the day the spider was betrayed by her own flies, and sealed within that temple of her own fevered making.

"

- Sin - "The Spinner of Shadows" dialogue

From Eramir:

"

From what I can recall, Arakaali was a Vaal fertility goddess, a rather unsettling union of sexuality and mortality. Whilst usually presenting herself as a large arachnid, Arakaali would often assume human form, a ruse intended to lure mortals into the act of copulation. The entries were vague about the gender of her prey.

After satiating her carnal desires, she would then quench her divine thirst, draining her erstwhile lover of all bodily fluid. Her acolytes would then collect the dessicated husk and give it a decorative placement in Arakaali's unholy temple.

I fear that Silk knows not the true nature of the 'marriage' he so desperately seeks.

"

- Eramir "Arakaali" dialogue

From Yeena:

"

I have asked questions of Spirit and it has answered in dreams that wake me with screaming. Arakaali will suck all life from this land, leave only empty husks and dusty bones. There will be no Spirit, no us, no thing left to love and laugh. Only husks and dust...and Arakaali.

"

- Yeena "Arakaali" dialogue


After killing Arakaali:

"

Many an artist of Azmerian descent has engaged in the sad worship of that sultry arachnid, but you looked her in those hypnotic eyes, and then ripped them out. She lies in her bed of sordid memory... alone. A little of this spider yet creeps and crawls in my palm. A touch more power for my subduer of gods?

"

- Sin "Arakaali" dialogue after its death

"

You hear that? No? It is Spirit singing as does the fly who escapes the web. Yes, it is most happy with us... and with your strange friend there too.

He is a god, yes I can see that much. But why he helps you? Of all questions, that one you must have answer to.

Now I must return to Broken Bridge... so tired now. We will speak more of Silk and sorrow then.

"

- Yeena, after the death of Arakaali

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