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A New Order

Grand Moff Regus has recruited you for Operation Dark Ice, a raid on the icy and remote world of Ilum. Ilum contains the galaxy's largest supply of Adegan crystals, which could give the Empire the edge it needs to wipe the Republic out for good. Unfortunately, the Republic is also intent on recovering the crystals for themselves. It will be up to you to ensure that they fail.


  • Secure the Blue Adegan Crystals
  • Secure the Green Adegan Crystals
  • Secure the Purple Adegan Crystals
  • Locate Admiral Shai
  • Speak to Admiral Shai
  • Disable the Shield Generators
  • Defeat Admiral Shai
  • Open the Docking Bay Doors
  • Return to Grand Moff Regus

Important conversationsClass     Companion  

Relevant Locations

Part of this mission happens in Republic Crystal Refinery, and Imperial Base Camp


Upon completion of this mission you will gain:

  • 11305 Experience


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15 comments found
By Zeroseven at 2012-01-07 19:31:47

Part 1: Adds and Generators
The fight may seem chaotic at first as soon as Admiral Shai locks himself between force fields. But just take your time killing the incoming adds (Republic Heavy Commando) and when you have done so hit the generators.
As soon as you hit a generator a Republic Repair Droid will come flying in which if left untagged will re-enable the generator. Thus make sure to kill it rapidly.

Be certain to finish off the remaining adds before engaging Admiral Shai.

Admiral Shai will not be engaged unless you attack him or come too close.

Part 2: Admiral Shai
Admiral Shai is a regular level 50 elite with 32501HP.

At 75%, 50% and 25% Admiral Shai will Escape for roughly 20 seconds and two Republic Operative's will appear with 2024HP each. Meaning these are very easy to get rid off.

Other than that Admiral Shai's Deadly Shots will leave you or your companion severely crippled due to random effects which stack. For example my companion Xalek (tank) received 4 stacks of reduced healing nullifying all healing received.
At the time of this writing non of these debuffs can be dispelled by a Sith Sorcerer's Purge ability.

By thejustice at 2012-05-28 06:54:58
By iceeagle at 2012-01-24 23:30:55
If you have any interrupt ability, like the agent's Distraction the admiral is fairly easy. He only uses Deadly Shots after he reappears so be ready to stop it right away. I managed to stop it before any stack was applied at 50% and 25% and only got one stack at 75%. If you can stop Deadly Shots, the rest of the fight is trivial.
By Lenzzo at 2012-03-04 10:05:44
An easy technique to beat Shai using a Merc BH.
If its your first attempt at this fight try using Electro Dart to stun and head back into the small room as you enter his chamber. I just used the standard rotation of Tracer Missile (till 5 stacks) and unload till he stealth's, add rail shot for flavor, RaR. Here you will LOS the adds so they just stand about. when he appears he will try to carbo grenade or fire bomb you, stay out of LOS step around the bomb marker and continue to fire at him. Keep your Electro Dart CD handy for when he ropes you in (On the trail handy here) Try and get him as close to the door as you can, if he ropes you in to close to the adds things will get messy. DFA might get you out of trouble. Heal when he stealth's away. I only managed to get one debuff stack the whole fight and finished up with about 70% hp left. I used mako in 50 gear, set to offensive stance, she will stay in the main room most of the time which is no issue. NOTE: once he drops there will be a swag of adds to mow down, depending on how many debuff stacks you have this will or wont be a challenge, once done talk again in the center of the room and your done.
By Hambonio at 2012-01-09 12:07:48
Not sure the correct technique here other than I just ran around forever waiting for the debuffs to fall off. BH cure did nothing for them, and even when they came off the next application tended to be a stack higher than the last. When the stacks fall off you should be able to get far enough away to heal up. Finally killed on 3rd attempt.
By soneil at 2012-07-03 12:29:37
I did this as a merc. Taking the admiral was the tough part. He was putting some absolutely crippling debuffs on my companion that were killing him far quicker than I could heal him so poor blizz went down about halfway through the fight. Luckily, I my AED to revive bliz and he was back up with none of those debuffs. A couple of quick heals and blizz was good as new which made the last part of the fight easy. Just burned him down with unload, death from above etc.
By Yaerius at 2014-06-12 09:30:07

Inquistor :

On Return to Grand Moff Regus :

Khem Val : #, #, 1
Andronikos : #, #, #
Ashara : #, #, #
Talos : #, #, #
Xalek : #, #, 1

By AnaxagorasZ at 2012-02-16 20:13:01
As a heal spec operative what I did was to allow my companion (SCORPIO) to tank him until I reached the point where healing was no longer a possibility (0% effect from cures), following which I put SCORPIO on passive and had her effectively kite Shai by simply running behind me. She finally died and I simply took over kiting myself, slowly killing Shai with DoTs and, when Debilitate was up, stunning him and getting in a little bit of knifework before it was time to run away again. It took a little while but was fairly painless using this method. The adds were easy to take out while running, it was just a matter of staying away from the Admiral so that he couldn't apply the fatal no healing debuff to me.
By zinderr at 2012-03-29 02:43:30
Solo'd Admiral Shai as an Imp Operative. All you have to do is have Lokin out to heal, shoot a corrosive dart, and break LOS. Done.
By Vekrara at 2012-05-07 09:36:49
I just got done with this quest. After killing Admiral Shai he despawned. Quest showed that it was complete but he was nowhere to be found to turn in. I walked around the entire room. Also looked to see if I could reset the quest. There was not. I waited around for a few minutes and he reappeared. Completed the quest and was g2g. Don't know what caused it but if he despawns on you and says that you've completed the quest just wait around for a bit. He should respawn.
By sanfordrm at 2012-05-25 23:03:02

The next quest is "An Empire Betrayed".


By Verloren at 2012-01-22 10:20:51
I found trying to dispel the stacks of stuff wasn't very effective, as another poster said a new tick would come on and make the stacks higher anyway (and with purge having a cd it's next to useless). In the end when we was at about 5% he eventually killed my companion and I was able to finish him off.
By mayeram at 2012-01-31 18:38:38
Most annoying boss fight EVER. I am a BH mercenary arsenal spec. I fought him 7 times, 4 with stim boosts and died before I checked here he kept firing his deadly shots ability every few seconds and I wound up getting around 12 stacks on me by the end. It didn't matter how much I tried to stun him right after he reappeared, he would just use deadly shots as soon as stun wore off. I used every special ability to make myself harder to kill and more powerful, but it was useless. The one thing that helped was running away from him and waiting for the stacks to wear off. that made the fight super easy.
By Amgigh at 2012-02-26 11:22:17
Inquisitor sorcerer lvl 50.
First i tried with Talos as companion, did quite well but not enough. Got him down to 50% i think. Then i switched to Khem. Tried with Presence stim, no sucess. Then i tried with willpower stim, and finally took him down. Hard fight though. Kept the dots up as much as possible, interrupted his deadly shots, (at least tride to) kept out of his aoe, and healed Khem as much as allowed. Lightnign strike between taht as much as i had time to.
By zaradann at 2012-03-08 01:21:21
This one cannot be soloed by an Imp Operative. Be prepared to ask for help and just smash through it. An op doesn't have enough healing or interrupts to get through the quest unless you are fully raid geared.
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