Abyss Entrance – Egwexem and Naxatilor’s QuestsReturn to: Questing
|Egwexem and Naxatilor’s Quests|
|By Tina Small, edited by Petra Fyde, December 20|
These quests will not be offered to characters that have completed Garamon’s quest.
Entry to Ter Mur can be achieved by selecting ‘Ter Mur – Royal City’ from the public moongate system.
Egwexems’s quest is a precursor to Naxatilor’s quest, a very simple courier quest for which the only reward is ‘knowing you did the right thing’.
Egwexem is found on the steps at the entrance to Royal City.
Make your way to the far south end of the land and find Naxatilor the Seer in one of the buildings in the Holy City. Having delivered the writ, Naxatilor has work for you to do.
|This alternate quest to that of Garamon also allows entry the Abyss and can be undertaken by all character types. In addition the successful questor also receives a Necklace of Diligence|
Interact with Naxatilor to accept the quest titled “The Arisen.”
|Naxatilor:We need your assistance with a matter that is most grave. To the north, from within the Tomb of Kings, the Arisen are emerging each night to attack the Holy City.Shortly after we unsealed the entrance to the Abyss, found in the depths of the Tomb, strange happenings began to occur. At first, there were only a few reports of strange noises coming from the Tomb of Kings late at night. Investigating the Tomb during the daytime uncovered nothing unusual, so we sent someone to seek out the source of these noises one night. When morning came and he had not returned, we knew something was amiss.
We sent word to the Royal City asking for help, but the following night, unspeakable evil erupted from the entrance to the Tomb! A defense of the city was quickly marshaled, bu the Arisen proved to be quite powerful. Unfortunately, they are also persistent, as every night since then, this city, the original birthplace of our people, has faced wave after wave of Arisen. We know not the cause of the attacks, nor the source, as investigations by daylight yield little. We have been hard pressed just to defend the Elders here, much less push the Arisen back into the Tomb.
We could use your help in this! Either help defend the Holy City at night, or enter the Tomb of Kings itself and seek out the Arisen at their source. It is your choice to make, as you know your own abilities best. If you decide to enter the Tomb of Kings, you’ll need to speak the words “ord” and “an-ord” to pass the Serpent’s Breath.
Succeed in this task, and I shall reward you well.
You must kill EITHER 10 effete undead gargoyles, OR 10 effete putrid gargoyles, OR 10 gargoyle shades. You can find the first two roaming the Holy City at night and can find the gargoyle shades within the Tomb of Kings.
If you decide to enter the Tomb of Kings, remember Naxatilor’s advice about saying “ord” and “an-ord” to get past the Serpent’s Breath that may be visible and blocking your entrance deeper into the Tomb.
To exit the Tomb of Kings, go to the last large blue tiled room and use the sparkly gate on the west side of the room to return to the antechamber of the Tomb.
After you’ve killed a sufficient number of quest creatures, return to Naxatilor and claim your reward.
|Naxatilor:You have proven yourself both brave and worthy! Know that you have both our gratitude and our blessing to enter the Abyss, if you so wish.All who wish to enter must seek out the Shrine of Singularity to the North for further meditation. Only those found to be on the Sacred Quest will be allowed to enter the Abyss. I would advise that you seek out some of the ancient texts in the Holy City Museum, which you can find to the south, so that you might focus better while meditating at the Shrine. As promised, here is your reward.|
To the south of Naxatilor’s building at the end of the road that runs north and south through the Holy City, you will find a large museum. Inside to the west is a room that contains two books. The first book simply tells you the Singularity Shrine Mantra (“unorus”). The second book is titled “Book of Circles” and its author is unknown. Below is a copy of the text of the Book of Circles.
|All begins with the three principles: Control, Passion and Diligence.From Control springs Direction.From Passion springs Feeling.
From Diligence springs Persistence.
But these three virtues are no more important than the other five: Control combines with Passion to give Balance. Passion combines with Diligence to yield Achievement. And Diligence joins with Control to provide Precision.
The absence of Control, Passion and Diligence is Chaos.
Thus the absence of the principles points toward the seventh virtue, Order.
The three principles unify to form Singularity.
This is the eighth virtue, but it is also the first, because within Singularity can be found all the principles, and thus all the virtues.
A circle has no end. It continues forever, with all parts equally important in the success of the whole.
Our society is the same. It too continues forever, with all members (and all virtues) equal parts of the unified whole.
After you have finished reading the two books, you must find the Shrine of Singularity. If you are using a gargoyle character, you will find a “flight path” to the right of the entrance to the Tomb of Kings that will lead you to the rock-enclosed Shrine of Singularity. If you are using a human or elf character, you will need to access the Shrine by walking along the icy surface of the rocks. You will also need to teleport down onto the grass. (Bring a teleport spell scroll along if you’re using a non-mage character.)
Once you reach the shrine, say the mantra.
A gump will appear asking you if you are ready for La Insep Om. Click the Accept button to proceed. You will then be presented with a few multiple choice questions to answer regarding the information included in the Book of Circles. If you answer correctly, the quest gump will tell you, “You don’t understand how you know, but you are absolutely certain that the guardians will no longer bar you from entering the Stygian Abyss. It seems you have proven yourself worthy of La Insep Om.”
Caution:If you answer a question incorrectly you must wait 24 hours before you may try again.
Walk to the west side of the enclosure to find a snowy slope up onto the mountain side from which you can teleport down on to the grass below and circle back round to the tomb entrance.
When you reach the guardians at the end of the tomb they will now open the path, that you may now enter the Abyss.
Last modified: February 6, 2012