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Elysa's Favor Quest
Level: 20
Type: Solo
Starts With: Sir Tenshin
Dame Tsaya
Sir Rylanan
Starts At: 32.8S, 73.3E in Shoushi
21.0S, 0.8W in Yaraq
41.6N, 34.2E in Holtburg
Repeat: 20 Hours

Overview

During the Elements of Revenge story arc Martine attacked the starter towns where new Isparians first land on Dereth. He destroyed all the starting locations except for Holtburg, Shoushi, and Yaraq. In response Queen Elysa increased the defenses at the three remaining towns. In this quest you have to aid the local guards at all three of the towns then attack Martine's base of operations. The plot was to create Simulacrums to infiltrate the Queen's Guard and assassinate Borelean Strathelar, the Queen's son.

The quest can be started in either Holtburg, Shoushi, or Yaraq. The order of the quest varies by where you start it:

  • Shoushi > Yaraq > Holtburg
  • Holtburg > Shoushi > Yaraq
  • Yaraq > Holtburg > Shoushi

Since Shoushi's task is the least difficult, followed by Yaraq, and then Holtburg, that is the order this guide presents.

Walkthrough & Notes

Shoushi

  1. Speak with Sir Tenshin at 32.8S, 73.3E, in the Advocate Tower near Shoushi.
  2. Go to the farm house at 37.4S, 75.5E where the Ostentatious Farmer lives and use the trap door in front of the fireplace. You will be portaled into the Farmer's Basement.
  3. Use the candle on the wall to reveal a passageway behind the fireplace.
  4. Run down to passageway until you come to two rooms with 2 Swamp Rats.
  5. In the room on the left you will find an unlocked Storage Chest with a Folded Guard's Uniform and A Folded Note. The uniform is the item you need to continue the quest.
    • You can can run back to the trap door and use it return to the farm house. There is a candle lever on the other side of the fireplace that opens it from the other side too.
  6. Return to Sir Tenshin and hand him the Uniform to receive experience and 3 Golem Hearts.
  7. Tenshin will give you will give you Sir Tenshin's Letter to Dame Tsaya to take to the next town to continue the quest.

Yaraq

  1. Give Sir Tenshin's Letter to Dame Tsaya to Dame Tsaya at 21.0S, 0.8W, in the Advocate Tower near Yaraq.
  2. Go to the house at 23.7S, 2.8W where the Stranger in Town lives and talk to him. He will direct you to the Darkened Halls at 20.7S, 0.7E (You must speak with Dame Tsaya again before entering this portal)
  3. Travel through the Darkened Halls till you reach a room filled with Hollow Minions and a Captured Adventurer suspended by energy between 4 pillars.
  4. In the room is a level 30 Hollow Minion that drops a Storage Key and An Unsigned Message.
  5. Behind the Captured Adventurer is a Storage Chest that you can unlock with the Storage Key. Inside the chest is a Human Husk.
    • There is a hallway out of the room with the chest that leads right to a surface portal.
  6. Return to Dame Tsaya and hand her the Husk to receive experience and 3 Golem Hearts.
  7. Tsaya will give you will give you Dame Tsaya's Letter to Sir Rylanan to take to the next town to continue the quest.

Holtburg

  1. Give Dame Tsaya's Letter to Sir Rylanan to Sir Rylanan at 41.6N, 34.2E, in the Advocate Tower near Holtburg.
  2. Go to the house at 42.8N 29.5E and kill the Hollow Minions in the basement. One will drop a A Cryptic Note.
    • Optional: Talk to the Reformed Bandit outside the house after you loot the note to watch him portal recall away.
  3. Return the Cryptic Letter to Sir Rylanan who will direct you to the Asuger Temple at 45.1N, 30.4E.
  4. Make your way through the dungeon until you find Hollow Minions and hallways that are colored red. This means you are near the end.
  5. Kill the level 30 Hollow Minion boss and loot the Storage Key.
  6. Use the key to open the Storage Chest and loot the Glass Spherule.
  7. Return to Sir Rylanan and hand him the Spherule to get experience and 3 Golem Hearts.
  8. Rylanan will give you Sir Rylanan's Letter to Sir Tenshin to take to the next town to continue the quest.

Fort Witshire

  1. After you complete the quests for each of the Guards you will return the town where you started.
  2. Give the Guard your last letter and he/she will direct you to Fort Witshire and flag you to use the Underground Passage which is really just the Witshire Dungeon. The Guard will also give you a Copy of Witshire's Key.
  3. Travel through the Witshire Dungeon until you reach the Fort Witshire Surface Portal. In the dungeon keep doing up until you reach a door that leads to an area with red virindi walls. There is a level 29 Hollow Minion near the surface portal.
    • Warning: The drop from the surface portal is very hot with about a half dozen Hollow Minions.
  4. From the drop go to the door of the house in the fort and open it with the key.
  5. Use the trap door in the house to be portaled into the Hall of Hollows.
  6. Go down through the dungeon until you reach a huge room with a named Hollow Minion: Dranith Menacet.
  7. Kill Menacet and loot Menacet's Orders off his corpse.
  8. Return to the Guard for your reward.

Dungeons & Maps

Dungeon Coordinates Wiki Map ACmaps
Farmer's Basement 37.4S, 75.5E -- 5275
Darkened Halls 20.7S, 0.7E -- 0144
Asuger Temple 45.0N, 30.5E -- 010B
Underground Passage 25.0N, 37.8E -- 01C2
Hall of Hollows 25.0N, 37.8E -- 5276

Rewards

Complete the first town's task
Experience: 50,000 (Fixed)
Items:
Complete the second town's task
Experience: 100,000 (Fixed)
Items:
Complete the third town's task
Experience: 200,000 (Fixed)
Items:
Turn in Menacet's Orders
Items:

1 random ring:

Images

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Dialog

Starting in Shoushi

Sir Tenshin's Opening Dialog

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Greetings! I've just come to head the garrison here in Shoushi. The townsfolk of this peaceful city must be protected, and everyone should do their share to help! Could you help me to investigate a certain matter?"

Sir Tenshin tells you, "There is a farmer who lives a little ways past the Shoushi South Outpost. He's been a normal townsmember for a very long time, but no one can speak for how he's come into so much wealth recently. Normally it's a cause to celebrate when one's neighbor moves up in the world...but why is he acting so distantly when he comes to town to stock up on provisions?"

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Could you go and check in on him? I am sure there is nothing amiss, but I just want to be sure..."
Ostentatious Farmer (All interactions)

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Welcome to my grand opening! You are welcome to peruse my wares...but please, stay to the front of my shop--the heat from the fire is very strong, and I don't want you to get burned."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "A fine choice. I have recently come into...an inheritance, so I can keep my prices lower than the other shops around town."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Why, I don't mind if I do. I have plenty of ready cash these days."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Thank you for your patronage. Now please be on your way, I have much work to do."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "How dare you nose around my house, when I expressely asked you not to? Ok, you can buy something, but after that, get out, GET OUT!"

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Yes, that's a good one. Take one, take them all, just hurry up with your shopping and leave my shop!"

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Alright, alright, alright! Give it to me and get the dickens out of my shop!"

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Like I said, LEAVE! GO! OUT! NOW!"
Returning to Sir Tenshin

Sir Tenshin tells you, "There you are! Have you found out what that farmer's secret is? Let me know if he's been hoarding anything that could be considered...unusual in his house."
Handing in A Folded Note

You give Sir Tenshin A Folded Note.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "My instincts were correct. I wonder who his new patron is? Here, you may have this back. I have already committed it to memory."

Sir Tenshin gives you A Folded Note.
Handing in Folded Guard's Uniform

You give Sir Tenshin Folded Guard's Uniform.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "You say you found this Guard's uniform in a hidden room in the farmer's basement? What's more, he had many of them? And he's stockpiling a large armament as well?"

Sir Tenshin tells you, "How could he have found access to these uniforms? These are the sole property of Her Majesty's Guard--and are dispensed only through our headquarters. They must have been stolen whilst our quartermaster was in his cups...I will alert our Queen of this affair immediately."

Sir Tenshin tells you, "I believe Dame Tsaya in Yaraq should be alerted to this affair as well. Please take this letter to her--I have included your recent discoveries. I'm sure she will be highly interested to hear of what you have found."

Sir Tenshin gives you Sir Tenshin's Letter to Dame Tsaya.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Thank you for your help--here is your reward."

You've earned 50,000 experience.

Sir Tenshin gives you Wood Heart.

Sir Tenshin gives you Wood Heart.

Sir Tenshin gives you Wood Heart.
Dame Tsaya's Opening Dialog

Dame Tsaya tells you, "I am mentoring Sir Tenshin in the responsibilities that come with being the leader of an important garrison. Did he send any letters for me along with you? I do like to keep track of his progress."
Handing in Sir Tenshin's Letter to Dame Tsaya

You give Dame Tsaya Sir Tenshin's Letter to Dame Tsaya.

Dame Tsaya quickly glances over the letter from her comrade in Shoushi.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "What a disappointing happenstance. Not only has a farmer been allowed to stockpile an arsenal in his basement, but he is concealing stolen Guards uniforms as well? Tenshin must learn to keep better order than this."

Dame Tsaya tells you, "Nonetheless, perhaps you could aid me as well. Queen Elysa recently appointed me to lead the garrison here in Yaraq. She was deeply grieved when the 12 Training Halls were destroyed and wants to ensure that no harm will come to her subjects here."

Dame Tsaya tells you, "To that end, I have a small task for you: We have heard that a newcomer to this town has moved into a villa that has lain abandoned for many years. No one knows where he came from, although it is said he speaks with a Northern accent. Would you stop by his residence, and find out more about him? He lives to the southwest, near Lubziklan al-Luq's apple orchards."
Speaking to Dame Tsaya again

Dame Tsaya tells you, "Hail, adventurer! Queen Elysa recently appointed me to lead the garrison here in Yaraq. She was deeply grieved when the 12 Training Halls were destroyed and wants to ensure that no harm will come to her subjects here."

Dame Tsaya tells you, "To that end, I have a small task for you: We have heard that a newcomer to this town has moved into a villa that has lain abandoned for many years. No one knows where he came from, although it is said he speaks with a Northern accent. Would you stop by his residence, and find out more about him? He lives to the southwest, near Lubziklan al-Luq's apple orchards."
Speaking to Stranger in Town

Stranger in Town tells you, "Greetings, my friend, greetings! Welcome to my humble home. The hurly-burly of Marae Lassel proved too much for me, so I've decided to move here and call Yaraq home. Blend in. Make some friends among the peaceful townsfolk. In fact, I've made a good friend over in the Darkened Halls. He's recently moved here too. Why don't you pay him a visit as well? I'm sure he'd be happy to meet you and make you feel right at home."
Returning to Dame Tsaya

Dame Tsaya tells you, "The stranger actually asked you to visit his new "friend" down in the Darkened Halls? That dismal place has always been just the lair of some lowly Drudges, to my knowledge...perhaps you should investigate this matter. If you find anything out of the ordinary, I'd appreciate it if you brought it to me for inspection. Something just doesn't sound quite right."
Handing in An Unsigned Message

You give Dame Tsaya An Unsigned Message.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "What's this? Planting? Crops? Harvest? Old Man Witshire had a farm? This requires more thought. Here, you should keep this, I have already memorized it."

Dame Tsaya gives you An Unsigned Message.
Handing in Human Husk

You give Dame Tsaya Human Husk.

Appalled, Dame Tsaya gingerly handles the human husk and covers it with a linen cloth.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "You found this in the Darkened Halls? Poor soul. I can only wonder what he went through in his last tortures. What dark intent could spur the Hollow Minions into committing such an atrocity? No wonder that stranger asked you so nicely to visit his comrades in those Halls--he must have been seeded here to send weak, innocent victims to their deaths--luckily he failed in taking your measure. I must write Sir Rylanan immediately and alert him to the crimes being committed here."

Dame Tsaya tells you, "Please take this letter to Sir Rylanan in Holtburg. He must know immediately of the terrible crimes that are being committed here in Yaraq."

Dame Tsaya gives you Dame Tsaya's Letter to Sir Rylanan.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "I must now reward you for your discoveries here today."

You've earned 100,000 experience

Dame Tsaya gives you Copper Heart

Dame Tsaya gives you Copper Heart

Dame Tsaya gives you Copper Heart
Sir Rylanan's Opening Dialog

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I see you've just come over from Yaraq. Did Dame Tsaya send a letter with you? She has always been so good about updating her reports."
Handing in Dame Tsaya's Letter to Sir Rylanan

You give Sir Rylanan Dame Tsaya's Letter to Sir Rylanan.

Sir Rylanan reads the letter from Dame Tsaya with great interest and growing concern.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "What terrible news! It sounds as if Tsaya has her hands full down in Yaraq. A human husk, torn from a living being, I shudder to think of it."

Sir Rylanan tells you, "Well, I have had some interesting times myself. I've recently been assigned to Holtburg to build a garrision and be on the lookout for suspicious happenings. There is one fellow on the outskirts of town that I've been keeping my eye on. He's just moved here from Marae Lassel and sometimes comes into town for provisions. He says he's been "reformed", but I can spot a bandit when I see one! Townsfolk say they've spotted shady-looking guests coming and going from his house at odd hours. Could you go check on him? His house lies to the northwest of town, past the Holtburg West Training Academy."
Speaking to Reformed Bandit

Reformed Bandit tells you, "Greetings, stranger. I've done many things to be ashamed of in the past, but I've come here to make a new start near the fair town of Holtburg. I enjoy the peace and quiet of these parts. Would you mind if I asked you to be on your way? I am entertaining some important guests, and I don't want them to be disturbed."
Speaking to Reformed Bandit after killing the Hollow Minions

The "reformed" bandit has an extremely guilty look on his face. He even looks as if he might run for the hills.

Reformed Bandit tells you, "Look! Behind you! Is that the white bunny?!"

Reformed Bandit says, "Shurov Thiloi!"
Portal magic swirls around the Reformed Bandit, who disappears for about one minute.
Returning to Sir Rylanan

Sir Rylanan tells you, "You're back! How did your interview with that ex-bandit go? Did you find anything of note in his house?"
Handing in A Cryptic Note

You give Sir Rylanan A Cryptic Note.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "You say you found this note in that bandit's house? Surrounded by a pack of Hollow Minions? I knew that fellow was up to no good! Look here...it refers to Asuger Temple, up to the north. Last I heard, the temple was just a Banderling hideout...harmless really. I wonder what sort of trouble might be brewing up there? Find out what is going on, and I'm sure I could find something in the Guard's coffers to reward you with."
Handing in Glass Spherule

You give Sir Rylanan Glass Spherule.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "What a strange object! Perfectly round, and perfectly smooth!"

Sir Rylanan holds the spherule up to the light and stares into the milky glass.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "What substance could possibly be swirling around in there? Looks like portal space energy, doesn't it?"

Sir Rylanan starts to shake the spherule but suddenly thinks better of it.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I am out of my depth here...the mages of the Arcanum might be able to fathom this object's purpose. I will send it to the Arcanum for analysis."

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I believe Sir Tenshin would be very interested to hear about your discoveries. He is heading up the garrision down in Shoushi. This letter will serve as your introduction to him--I have chronicled your discoveries, as well as the contents of the note you found earlier."

Sir Rylanan gives you Sir Rylanan's Letter to Sir Tenshin.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I should now reward you for your aid in investigating this matter."

You've earned 200,000 experience.

Sir Rylanan gives you Obsidian Heart.

Sir Rylanan gives you Obsidian Heart.

Sir Rylanan gives you Obsidian Heart.
Handing in Sir Rylanan's Letter to Sir Tenshin

You give Sir Tenshin Sir Rylanan's Letter to Sir Tenshin.

Sir Tenshin reads the letter from Sir Rylanan with no small amount of amazement and disgust.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "This is just too much. Farmers stockpiling arsenals in their hidden basements, Hollow Minions torturing hapless victims and removing the very skin from their bodies, filling spherules with portal space energy, I can't take it! Why was I ever promoted?"

Sir Tenshin quickly descends into a short flurry of hysteria, hiccups, and pulls himself together.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "There must be connection here...could the Hollow Minions be taking the skins from their victims in order to fill them with the portal space in those spherules Rylanan told me about? All to clothe them in our Guards uniforms? This must be a plot to strike down our Queen! Every one knows that our station here is intended only to be temporary--we're only here to restore stability and then return to her. This is terrible...I'm never going home, am I? Alright, pull yourself together, soldier!"

Sir Tenshin tells you, "We have heard that a group of Hollow Minions have recently claimed Fort Witshire and barricaded themselves inside. Now that I think of it, this must be where their headquarters for this plot are located. It has long been known that Fort Witshire was built upon the ruins of an old Empyrean prison. We have been planning to infiltrate the fort by using the hidden corridors deep beneath the fort--and you seem like just the person to help us with this. Here is a key that was found among Witshire's effects--it may be useful when you reach the surface to enter the fort."

Sir Tenshin gives you Copy of Witshire's Key.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Use the portal next to me to enter the prison, then find your way to the top to reach the confines of Fort Witshire. Now, hurry! Try to find out what those Minions are plotting! There is no time to waste!"
Killing Hollow Minion in the Underground Passage

Hollow Minion tells you, "I may be undone, but my facsimiles will consume your kind!"
Killing Dranith Menacet

As Dranith Menacet's dying sighs fade into the stillness, a crumpled note, worn and creased from many readings, tumbles from his broken frame.
Handing in Menacet's Orders

You give Sir Tenshin Menacet's Orders.

Sir Tenshin reads the note you found in the Hall of Hollows.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "As I suspected--I thought they would try to infiltrate our ranks to gain access to Queen Elysa. But who would have thought they would be so low as to try to murder Borealean, Thorsten Cragstone's own son? The storm gathers once more...but nevermind. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed this day, comrade. Let me bestow upon you a mark of our Queen's favor, in recognition of your service to the crown of New Aluvia."

Sir Tenshin gives you Elysa's Favor.

Sir Tenshin gives you Sturdy Iron Key.

Sir Tenshin gives you Sturdy Iron Key.
Speaking to Sir Tenshin after completing the quest

Sir Tenshin tells you, "It is always a pleasure to greet those who have helped the kingdom as you have done. Things seem to have died down a little bit--perhaps if you come back in a day or so I'll have more news to impart."

Starting in Yaraq

Dame Tsaya's Opening Dialog

Dame Tsaya tells you, "Hail, adventurer! Queen Elysa recently appointed me to lead the garrison here in Yaraq. She was deeply grieved when the 12 Training Halls were destroyed and wants to ensure that no harm will come to her subjects here."

Dame Tsaya tells you, "To that end, I have a small task for you: We have heard that a newcomer to this town has moved into a villa that has lain abandoned for many years. No one knows where he came from, although it is said he speaks with a Northern accent. Would you stop by his residence, and find out more about him? He lives to the southwest, near Lubziklan al-Luq's apple orchards."
Speaking to Stranger in Town

Stranger in Town tells you, "Greetings, my friend, greetings! Welcome to my humble home. The hurly-burly of Marae Lassel proved too much for me, so I've decided to move here and call Yaraq home. Blend in. Make some friends among the peaceful townsfolk. In fact, I've made a good friend over in the Darkened Halls. He's recently moved here too. Why don't you pay him a visit as well? I'm sure he'd be happy to meet you and make you feel right at home."
Returning to Dame Tsaya

Dame Tsaya tells you, "The stranger actually asked you to visit his new "friend" down in the Darkened Halls? That dismal place has always been just the lair of some lowly Drudges, to my knowledge...perhaps you should investigate this matter. If you find anything out of the ordinary, I'd appreciate it if you brought it to me for inspection. Something just doesn't sound quite right."
Handing in An Unsigned Message

You give Dame Tsaya An Unsigned Message.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "What's this? Planting? Crops? Harvest? Old Man Witshire had a farm? This requires more thought. Here, you should keep this, I have already memorized it."

Dame Tsaya gives you An Unsigned Message.
Handing in Human Husk

You give Dame Tsaya Human Husk.

Appalled, Dame Tsaya gingerly handles the human husk and covers it with a linen cloth.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "You found this in the Darkened Halls? Poor soul. I can only wonder what he went through in his last tortures. What dark intent could spur the Hollow Minions into committing such an atrocity? No wonder that stranger asked you so nicely to visit his comrades in those Halls--he must have been seeded here to send weak, innocent victims to their deaths--luckily he failed in taking your measure. I must write Sir Rylanan immediately and alert him to the crimes being committed here."

Dame Tsaya tells you, "Please take this letter to Sir Rylanan in Holtburg. He must know immediately of the terrible crimes that are being committed here in Yaraq."

Dame Tsaya gives you Dame Tsaya's Letter to Sir Rylanan.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "But first, I must reward you for your discoveries here today."

You've earned 50,000 experience.

Dame Tsaya gives you Wood Heart.

Dame Tsaya gives you Wood Heart.

Dame Tsaya gives you Wood Heart.
Speaking to Dame Tsaya again

Dame Tsaya tells you, "Thank you for your assistance in this matter, my friend. If you haven't already, you should take the letter I gave you to Sir Rylanan in Holtburg. What I learned today worries me a great deal. I fear for the people of this peaceful town, now I know what lies up in the hills of Yaraq..."
Sir Sylanan's Opening Dialog

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I see you've just come over from Yaraq. Did Dame Tsaya send a letter with you? She has always been so good about updating her reports."
Handing in Dame Tsaya's Letter to Sir Rylanan

Sir Rylanan reads the letter from Dame Tsaya with great interest and growing concern.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "What terrible news! It sounds as if Tsaya has her hands full down in Yaraq. A human husk, torn from a living being, I shudder to think of it."

Sir Rylanan tells you, "Well, I have had some interesting times myself. I've recently been assigned to Holtburg to build a garrision and be on the lookout for suspicious happenings. There is one fellow on the outskirts of town that I've been keeping my eye on. He's just moved here from Marae Lassel and sometimes comes into town for provisions. He says he's been "reformed", but I can spot a bandit when I see one! Townsfolk say they've spotted shady-looking guests coming and going from his house at odd hours. Could you go check on him? His house lies to the northwest of town, past the Holtburg West Training Academy."
Speaking to Reformed Bandit

Reformed Bandit tells you, "Greetings, stranger. I've done many things to be ashamed of in the past, but I've come here to make a new start near the fair town of Holtburg. I enjoy the peace and quiet of these parts. Would you mind if I asked you to be on your way? I am entertaining some important guests, and I don't want them to be disturbed."
Speaking to Reformed Bandit after killing the Hollow Minions

The "reformed" bandit has an extremely guilty look on his face. He even looks as if he might run for the hills.

Reformed Bandit tells you, "Look! Behind you! Is that the white bunny?!"

Reformed Bandit says, "Shurov Thiloi!"
Portal magic swirls around the Reformed Bandit, who disappears for about one minute.
Returning to Sir Rylanan

Sir Rylanan tells you, "You're back! How did your interview with that ex-bandit go? Did you find anything of note in his house?"
Handing in A Cryptic Note

You give Sir Rylanan A Cryptic Note.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "You say you found this note in that bandit's house? Surrounded by a pack of Hollow Minions? I knew that fellow was up to no good! Look here...it refers to Asuger Temple, up to the north. Last I heard, the temple was just a Banderling hideout...harmless really. I wonder what sort of trouble might be brewing up there? Find out what is going on, and I'm sure I could find something in the Guard's coffers to reward you with."
Handing in Glass Spherule

You give Sir Rylanan Glass Spherule.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "What a strange object! Perfectly round, and perfectly smooth!"

Sir Rylanan holds the spherule up to the light and stares into the milky glass.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "What substance could possibly be swirling around in there? Looks like portal space energy, doesn't it?"

Sir Rylanan starts to shake the spherule but suddenly thinks better of it.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I am out of my depth here...the mages of the Arcanum might be able to fathom this object's purpose. I will send it to the Arcanum for analysis."

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I believe Sir Tenshin would be very interested to hear about your discoveries. He is heading up the garrision down in Shoushi. This letter will serve as your introduction to him--I have chronicled your discoveries, as well as the contents of the note you found earlier."

Sir Rylanan gives you Sir Rylanan's Letter to Sir Tenshin.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I should now reward you for your aid in investigating this matter."

You've earned 100,000 experience.

Sir Rylanan gives you Copper Heart.

Sir Rylanan gives you Copper Heart.

Sir Rylanan gives you Copper Heart.
Sir Tenshin's Opening Dialog

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Handing in Sir Rylanan's Letter to Sir Tenshin

You give Sir Tenshin Sir Rylanan's Letter to Sir Tenshin.

Sir Tenshin reads the letter from Sir Rylanan with no small amount of amazement and disgust.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "A glass spherule encapulating what looks as if it could be portal space energy? And what's this? Husks made from human skins? Poor Rylanan and Tsaya--they have more to deal with than they signed up for, I'll wager. Hollow Minions playing around with portal space and harvesting the skin off of people's backs--no good will come of it. Mark my words..."

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Come to think of it, I've remarked on some suspicious characters lately myself. Perhaps you can help me. There is a farmer who lives a little ways past the Shoushi South Outpost. He's been a normal townsmember for a very long time, but no one can speak for how he's come into so much wealth recently. Normally it's a cause to celebrate when one's neighbor moves up in the world...but why is he acting so distantly when he comes to town to stock up on provisions?"

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Could you go and check in on him? I am sure there is nothing amiss, but after hearing all of this I have to be sure..."
Ostentatious Farmer (All interactions)

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Welcome to my grand opening! You are welcome to peruse my wares...but please, stay to the front of my shop--the heat from the fire is very strong, and I don't want you to get burned."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "A fine choice. I have recently come into...an inheritance, so I can keep my prices lower than the other shops around town."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Why, I don't mind if I do. I have plenty of ready cash these days."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Thank you for your patronage. Now please be on your way, I have much work to do."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "How dare you nose around my house, when I expressely asked you not to? Ok, you can buy something, but after that, get out, GET OUT!"

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Yes, that's a good one. Take one, take them all, just hurry up with your shopping and leave my shop!"

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Alright, alright, alright! Give it to me and get the dickens out of my shop!"

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Like I said, LEAVE! GO! OUT! NOW!"
Returning to Sir Tenshin

Sir Tenshin tells you, "There you are! Have you found out what that farmer's secret is? Let me know if he's been hoarding anything that could be considered...unusual in his house."
Handing in A Folded Note

You give Sir Tenshin A Folded Note.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "My instincts were correct. I wonder who his new patron is? Here, you may have this back. I have already committed it to memory."

Sir Tenshin gives you A Folded Note.
Handing in Folded Guard's Uniform

You give Sir Tenshin Folded Guard's Uniform.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "You say you found this Guard's uniform in a hidden room in the farmer's basement? What's more, he had many of them? And he's stockpiling a large armament as well?"

Sir Tenshin tells you, "How could he have found access to these uniforms? These are the sole property of Her Majesty's Guard--and are dispensed only through our headquarters. They must have been stolen whilst our quartermaster was in his cups...I will alert our Queen of this affair immediately."

Sir Tenshin tells you, "I believe Dame Tsaya in Yaraq should be alerted to this affair as well. Please take this letter to her--I have included your recent discoveries. I'm sure she will be highly interested to hear of what you have found."

Sir Tenshin gives you Sir Tenshin's Letter to Dame Tsaya.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Thank you for your help--here is your reward."

You've earned 200,000 experience.

Sir Tenshin gives you Obsidian Heart.

Sir Tenshin gives you Obsidian Heart.

Sir Tenshin gives you Obsidian Heart.
Dame Tsaya's Opening Dialog

Dame Tsaya tells you, "I am mentoring Sir Tenshin in the responsibilities that come with being the leader of an important garrison. Did he send any letters for me along with you? I do like to keep track of his progress."
Handing in Sir Tenshin's Letter to Dame Tsaya

You give Dame Tsaya Sir Tenshin's Letter to Dame Tsaya.

Dame Tsaya quickly glances over the letter from her comrade in Shoushi and muses aloud.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "I have no doubt now that what has occurred here and in Holtburg and Shoushi are connected. Rylanan reports that the Hollow Minions are siphoning portal energy into concentrated spherules of glass. Tenshin tells me that a man has been discovered hoarding weapons and stolen Guard's uniforms. And the terrible atrocities here in Yaraq, under my own watch..."

Dame Tsaya abruptly comes to a conclusion.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "The Hollow Minions are creating their own Simulacra by somehow channeling portal space energy into these poor human husks. I have no doubt their plan was to clothe their Simulacra in our uniforms to infiltrate the Guard. Our Queen is in danger, and we must put a stop to this."

Dame Tsaya tells you, "I have received reports that a band of Hollow Minions have barricaded themselves into Fort Witshire. I am now confident that the fort must house the headquarters of this plot."

Dame Tsaya sizes you up speculatively.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "I believe I have just the plan. Fort Witshire was built upon the ruins of an old Empyrean prison. We can infiltrate the fort if we first go through its lower passageways. We created this portal to reach the prison, and I have only been waiting for the right person to grant permission to use it--and I now believe that person is you."

Dame Tsaya tells you, "Press onwards to the top, and when you enter Fort Witshire itself, try to find out who is commanding the Hollow Minions there. This key may be of good use once you enter the fort--it was found among Witshire's effects when he left the fort. I cannot emphasize how much I believe the Queen's safety depends on this. Good luck."

Dame Tsaya gives you Copy of Witshire's Key.
Killing Hollow Minion in the Underground Passage

Hollow Minion tells you, "I may be undone, but my facsimiles will consume your kind!"
Killing Dranith Menacet

As Dranith Menacet's dying sighs fade into the stillness, a crumpled note, worn and creased from many readings, tumbles from his broken frame.
Handing in Menacet's Orders

You give Dame Tsaya Menacet's Orders.

Dame Tsaya sighs deeply and shuts her eyes after reading the contents of the folded note.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "I was right, in all except one thing. It was Borelean's life at stake, not Elysa's. And to attempt his murder through us, the Queen's own Guard...an audacious plan. Martine deserves no mercy for this, you have my word. We of the Strathelar Guard owe you a great debt for warding off what would have been a terrible tragedy--especially for Elysa and Asheron."

Dame Tsaya gives you Elysa's Favor.

Dame Tsaya gives you Sturdy Iron Key.

Dame Tsaya gives you Sturdy Iron Key.
Speaking to Dame Tsaya after completing the quest

Dame Tsaya tells you, "You are still remembered well among the Guards. Such service to the crown does not go unnoticed, comrade. There have not been any new developments for me to relate, but come back in a day--I am sure we have not heard the last from Martine."

Starting in Holtburg

Sir Sylanan's Opening Dialog

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I've recently been assigned to Holtburg to build a garrision and be on the lookout for suspicious happenings. There is one fellow on the outskirts of town that I've been keeping my eye on. He's just moved here from Marae Lassel and sometimes comes into town for provisions. He says he's been "reformed", but I can spot a bandit when I see one! Townsfolk say they've spotted shady-looking guests coming and going from his house at odd hours. Could you go check on him? His house lies to the northwest of town, past the Holtburg West Training Academy."
Speaking to Reformed Bandit

Reformed Bandit tells you, "Greetings, stranger. I've done many things to be ashamed of in the past, but I've come here to make a new start near the fair town of Holtburg. I enjoy the peace and quiet of these parts. Would you mind if I asked you to be on your way? I am entertaining some important guests, and I don't want them to be disturbed."
Speaking to Reformed Bandit after killing the Hollow Minions

The "reformed" bandit has an extremely guilty look on his face. He even looks as if he might run for the hills.

Reformed Bandit tells you, "Look! Behind you! Is that the white bunny?!"

Reformed Bandit says, "Shurov Thiloi!"
Portal magic swirls around the Reformed Bandit, who disappears for about one minute.
Returning to Sir Rylanan

Sir Rylanan tells you, "You're back! How did your interview with that ex-bandit go? Did you find anything of note in his house?"
Handing in A Cryptic Note

You give Sir Rylanan A Cryptic Note.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "You say you found this note in that bandit's house? Surrounded by a pack of Hollow Minions? I knew that fellow was up to no good! Look here...it refers to Asuger Temple, up to the north. Last I heard, the temple was just a Banderling hideout...harmless really. I wonder what sort of trouble might be brewing up there? Find out what is going on, and I'm sure I could find something in the Guard's coffers to reward you with."
Returing to Sir Rylanan

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I see you've returned from Asuger Temple in one piece. Did you find anything out of the ordinary while you were there?"
Handing in Glass Spherule

You give Sir Rylanan Glass Spherule.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "What a strange object! Perfectly round, and perfectly smooth!"

Sir Rylanan holds the spherule up to the light and stares into the milky glass.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "What substance could possibly be swirling around in there? Looks like portal space energy, doesn't it?"

Sir Rylanan starts to shake the spherule but suddenly thinks better of it.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I am out of my depth here...the mages of the Arcanum might be able to fathom this object's purpose. I will send it to the Arcanum for analysis."

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I believe Sir Tenshin would be very interested to hear about your discoveries. He is heading up the garrision down in Shoushi. This letter will serve as your introduction to him--I have chronicled your discoveries, as well as the contents of the note you found earlier."

Sir Rylanan gives you Sir Rylanan's Letter to Sir Tenshin.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I should now reward you for your aid in investigating this matter."

You've earned 50,000 experience.

Sir Rylanan gives you Wood Heart.

Sir Rylanan gives you Wood Heart.

Sir Rylanan gives you Wood Heart.
Spearing to Sir Rylanan again

Sir Rylanan tells you, "You have helped me a great deal my friend--have you taken the letter I gave you to Sir Tenshin in Shoushi? He should be updated on what has transpired here."
Sir Tenshin's Opening Dialog

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Greetings. Sir Rylanan mentioned he might be sending updates to me from Holtburg every so often. Might he have sent one with you?"
Handing in Sir Rylanan's Letter to Sir Tenshin

You give Sir Tenshin Sir Rylanan's Letter to Sir Tenshin.

Sir Tenshin reads the letter from Sir Rylanan with no small amount of amazement.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "A glass spherule encapulating what looks as if it could be portal space energy? For what purpose? They say that Dereth is full of wonders...but if Hollow Minions are playing around with portal space, no good can come of it. Mark my words..."

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Come to think of it, I've remarked on some suspicious characters lately myself. Perhaps you can help me. There is a farmer who lives a little ways past the Shoushi South Outpost. He's been a normal townsmember for a very long time, but no one can speak for how he's come into so much wealth recently. Normally it's a cause to celebrate when one's neighbor moves up in the world...but why is he acting so distantly when he comes to town to stock up on provisions?"

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Could you go and check in on him? I am sure there is nothing amiss, but I just want to be sure..."
Ostentatious Farmer (All interactions)

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Welcome to my grand opening! You are welcome to peruse my wares...but please, stay to the front of my shop--the heat from the fire is very strong, and I don't want you to get burned."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "A fine choice. I have recently come into...an inheritance, so I can keep my prices lower than the other shops around town."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Why, I don't mind if I do. I have plenty of ready cash these days."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Thank you for your patronage. Now please be on your way, I have much work to do."

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "How dare you nose around my house, when I expressely asked you not to? Ok, you can buy something, but after that, get out, GET OUT!"

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Yes, that's a good one. Take one, take them all, just hurry up with your shopping and leave my shop!"

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Alright, alright, alright! Give it to me and get the dickens out of my shop!"

Ostentatious Farmer tells you, "Like I said, LEAVE! GO! OUT! NOW!"
Returning to Sir Tenshin

Sir Tenshin tells you, "There you are! Have you found out what that farmer's secret is? Let me know if he's been hoarding anything that could be considered...unusual in his house."
Handing in A Folded Note

You give Sir Tenshin A Folded Note.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "My instincts were correct. I wonder who his new patron is? Here, you may have this back. I have already committed it to memory."

Sir Tenshin gives you A Folded Note.
Handing in Folded Guard's Uniform

You give Sir Tenshin Folded Guard's Uniform.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "You say you found this Guard's uniform in a hidden room in the farmer's basement? What's more, he had many of them? And he's stockpiling a large armament as well?"

Sir Tenshin tells you, "How could he have found access to these uniforms? These are the sole property of Her Majesty's Guard--and are dispensed only through our headquarters. They must have been stolen whilst our quartermaster was in his cups...I will alert our Queen of this affair immediately."

Sir Tenshin tells you, "I believe Dame Tsaya in Yaraq should be alerted to this affair as well. Please take this letter to her--I have included your recent discoveries. I'm sure she will be highly interested to hear of what you have found."

Sir Tenshin gives you Sir Tenshin's Letter to Dame Tsaya.

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Thank you for your help--here is your reward."

You've earned 100,000 experience.

Sir Tenshin gives you Copper Heart.

Sir Tenshin gives you Copper Heart.

Sir Tenshin gives you Copper Heart.
Speaking to Sir Tenshin again

Sir Tenshin tells you, "Good to see you again! Have you taken my letter to Dame Tsaya yet? I think that she really ought to be informed of your discoveries here."
Dame Tsaya's Opening Dialog

Dame Tsaya tells you, "I am mentoring Sir Tenshin in the responsibilities that come with being the leader of an important garrison. Did he send any letters for me along with you? I do like to keep track of his progress."
Handing in Sir Tenshin's Letter to Dame Tsaya

You give Dame Tsaya Sir Tenshin's Letter to Dame Tsaya.

Dame Tsaya quickly glances over the letter from her comrade in Shoushi.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "What a disappointing happenstance. Not only has a farmer been allowed to stockpile an arsenal in his basement, but he is concealing stolen Guards uniforms as well? And Rylanan is having his own share of suspicious behavior up in Holtburg too...I wonder what trouble could be brewing now?"

Dame Tsaya tells you, "Nonetheless, perhaps you could aid me as well. Queen Elysa recently appointed me to lead the garrison here in Yaraq. She was deeply grieved when the 12 Training Halls were destroyed and wants to ensure that no harm will come to her subjects here."

Dame Tsaya tells you, "To that end, I have a small task for you: We have heard that a newcomer to this town has moved into a villa that has lain abandoned for many years. No one knows where he came from, although it is said he speaks with a Northern accent. Would you stop by his residence, and find out more about him? He lives to the east, past Lubziklan al-Luq's house."
Speaking to Stranger in Town

Stranger in Town tells you, "Greetings, my friend, greetings! Welcome to my humble home. The hurly-burly of Marae Lassel proved too much for me, so I've decided to move here and call Yaraq home. Blend in. Make some friends among the peaceful townsfolk. In fact, I've made a good friend over in the Darkened Halls. He's recently moved here too. Why don't you pay him a visit as well? I'm sure he'd be happy to meet you and make you feel right at home."
Returning to Dame Tsaya

Dame Tsaya tells you, "The stranger actually asked you to visit his new "friend" down in the Darkened Halls? That dismal place has always been just the lair of some lowly Drudges, to my knowledge...perhaps you should investigate this matter. If you find anything out of the ordinary, I'd appreciate it if you brought it to me for inspection. Something just doesn't sound quite right."
Returning to Dame Tsaya

Dame Tsaya turns to you gravely.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "Yes, what did you discover up in the Darkened Halls?"
Handing in An Unsigned Message

You give Dame Tsaya An Unsigned Message.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "What's this? Planting? Crops? Harvest? Old Man Witshire had a farm? This requires more thought. Here, you should keep this, I have already memorized it."

Dame Tsaya gives you An Unsigned Message.
Handing in Human Husk

You give Dame Tsaya Human Husk.

Appalled, Dame Tsaya gingerly handles the human husk and covers it with a linen cloth.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "You found this in the Darkened Halls? Poor soul. I can only wonder what he went through in his last tortures. What dark intent could spur the Hollow Minions into committing such an atrocity? No wonder that stranger asked you so nicely to visit his comrades in those Halls--he must have been seeded here to send weak, innocent victims to their deaths--luckily he failed in taking your measure. I must write Sir Rylanan immediately and alert him to the crimes being committed here."

Dame Tsaya tells you, "Please take this letter to Sir Rylanan in Holtburg. He must know immediately of the terrible crimes that are being committed here in Yaraq."

Dame Tsaya gives you Dame Tsaya's Letter to Sir Rylanan.

Dame Tsaya tells you, "I must now reward you for your discoveries here today."

You've earned 200,000 experience.

Dame Tsaya gives you Obsidian Heart.

Dame Tsaya gives you Obsidian Heart.

Dame Tsaya gives you Obsidian Heart.
Speaking to Dame Tsaya again

Dame Tsaya tells you, "Thank you for your assistance in this matter, my friend. If you haven't already, you should take the letter I gave you to Sir Rylanan in Holtburg. What I learned today worries me a great deal. I fear for the people of this peaceful town, now I know what lies up in the hills of Yaraq..."
Sir Rylanan Opening Dialog

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I see you've just come over from Yaraq. Did Dame Tsaya send a letter with you? She has always been so good about updating her reports."
Handing in Sir Rylanan's Letter to Sir Tenshin

You give Sir Rylanan Dame Tsaya's Letter to Sir Rylanan.

Sir Rylanan reads the letter from Dame Tsaya with great interest and growing concern.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "I think I am beginning to discern a pattern here. The Hollow Minions are creating their Simulacra by inflating these human husks they've been collecting with concentrated portal space energy..."

Sir Rylanan shudders and continues.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "And they've been paying that ridiculous farmer down in Shoushi to stockpile an arsenal of stolen Guards uniforms and weapons...they must have a plan to garb these new Simulacra in our uniforms to infiltrate our ranks. Could they be making a gambit to reach our Queen? Those miscreants! But where could their headquarters be?"

Sir Rylanan thinks for a moment.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "You know...Fort Witshire has been abandoned for quite some time now, but our scouts have found that a group of Hollow Minions have claimed it and barricaded themselves inside so no one may enter. I'll bet you that's where they are."

Sir Rylanan tells you, "We know that Fort Witshire was built on the ruins of an old Empyrean prison and prepared the portal beside me to penetrate the fort by using the underground passages underneath. You seem like just the person to help us with this. You may need this key once you enter Fort Witshire--it was found among Witshire's effects after he left the fort. Find out what those Hollow Minions are up to, the kingdom is in danger!"

Sir Rylanan gives you Copy of Witshire's Key.
Returning to Sir Rylanan

Sir Rylanan tells you, "Back so soon? Have you infiltrated their plot?"
Killing Hollow Minion in the Underground Passage

Hollow Minion tells you, "I may be undone, but my facsimiles will consume your kind!"
Killing Dranith Menacet

As Dranith Menacet's dying sighs fade into the stillness, a crumpled note, worn and creased from many readings, tumbles from his broken frame.
Returning to Sir Rylanan

Sir Rylanan tells you, "You are safely back from Fort Witshire, I see! Were my suspicions correct? Did you find any more clues to this plot?"
Handing in Menacet's Orders

You give Sir Rylanan Menacet's Orders.

Sir Rylanan unfolds the note and reads it carefully.

Sir Rylanan tells you, "So...this was all a plot to kill our Queen's son--through us, her own Guards! We, who have sworn to protect her heir! I hope you gave those evil doers a good thrashing! Martine will pay for this some day! Let me reward you--you have done the kingdom of New Aluvia a great service on this day. We owe you a debt of gratitude."

Sir Rylanan gives you Elysa's Favor.

Sir Rylanan gives you Sturdy Iron Key.

Sir Rylanan gives you Sturdy Iron Key.
Speaking to Sir Rylanan after completing the quest

Sir Rylanan tells you, "Thank you for all your help, traveler. The kingdom is grateful for all you have done. I have not seen anything overly suspicious recently; however, we can never be too sure. Come back in a day--there may be trouble again."

Update History

Flesh and Blood

  • Quest introduced.

Learning From Experience

  • XP reward for Glass Spherule increased from 5,000 (fixed) to 50,000 (fixed).
  • XP reward for Folded Guard's Uniform increased from 10,000 (fixed) to 100,000 (fixed).
  • XP reward for Human Husk increased from 15,000 (fixed) to 200,000 (fixed).

The Quest for Freedom

  • Repeat timer changed from 13 days to 20 hours.
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