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Tearstained Love Letter  
 

MAGIC ITEM QUEST ITEM
WT: 0.3 Size: SMALL
Language:Common Tongue
Item Type:Book
Stackable:No
Lucy Entry By:Dreds
Item Updated By:Sinyinae
Source:Live
IC Last Updated:2018-10-23 15:45:41
Page Updated:Tue Oct 29th, 2013
Call of the Forsaken Item


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Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 100

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Lore:
Historic artifact of the Qeynosian expedition that set out to construct a tower in south-west Antonica.

The letter feels unusually heavy...
Archivist Dominic Moore in the Dead Hills may be interested in this text.

Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Dead Hills: Excavating an Answer

Quests: This item is used in quests.

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Book Text:

Marcelyn,
The weight of my regret sits upon my chest like an oak downed upon a lumberer. In my moments of weakness in your absence I have found company and produced progeny with a young travelling Feir'Dal. What I have done is inexcusable and I am left with only this option to excuse you from the shame and embarrassment that I have brought upon our family. As I mail this letter I am leaving Qeynos. Do not seek me out should you return. I cannot ask you to forgive me, but I implore you to move on with your life.

Elrick
 

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The Secret
# Aug 09 2018 at 5:01 PM Rating: Good
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See the post by Tobynn on the Achievement's page, on how to get the secret update.
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# Mar 02 2015 at 3:27 PM Rating: Good
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clicked over 1,000 times. fell asleep while doing it. 30 - 50 clicks a minute for 30 minutes.

edit: gave up. went to do another instance of Clearing a Path and 8 clicks after I zoned in I got the locket from it.

Edited, Mar 2nd 2015 5:09pm by Shuraz

Edit: bought one for 20k in bazaar. gave to another toon. turned it in and started lcicking in dead hills right by archivist just like I did with the first one. in 6 clicks I has the rusted locket pop. so you never know.

Edited, Mar 3rd 2015 11:23am by Shuraz
Secret of the Tearstained Love Letter
# Feb 04 2015 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
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So, this item is apparently why this Collection-like thing is actually a Quest. By having the items turn in through an NPC instead of vanishing, they can insert subquests like this one. There is no actual Task for this, but if you can work through it you can (apparently) fill in the optional checkbox in the Achievement. It's generated some threads over in the "Piecing Together History" section, but I'm treating this as the quest item it claims to be and giving it its own thread!

(Aside: I've always been a bit peeved that, by collecting an item, I become unable to view it easily! Why don't the Collection achievements include clickable links for the items you've collected, so you can actually examine your collections if you want?)

Anyway, when you turn in this item to Archivist Dominic Moore, instead of his usual "an excellent find indeed," responded with:

Archivist Dominic Moore opens the letter and reads it carefully. After a few moments, he nods and carefully folds it back into its envelope and hands it back to you. 'There is something special about this letter. I'm unsure what it is exactly, but perhaps you could find out.'

And I went, That's weird, but I read the letter again (since unlike in a collection I still had the item!) and noted I had indeed obtained it from the undead boss Marcelyn, poor dear. (I guess she moved on with her life, indeed.) So I thought perhaps I needed to find this Elrick person, but I could find none such, and ended up here wondering what to do with this letter. From the discussion I gleaned that repeatedly reading the letter would gradually reveal the hidden locket. I can see various people suggesting I can "skip the Identify" step and proceed, but I'd really like to understand how to get there.

I suppose this really belongs over at the Rusted Locket page, but I started here so I'll continue. How do I figure out what to do with the locket? I've tried casting Identify while holding it and while equipping it (both empty-handed and not), many many times, and see nothing exceptional. I've tried clicking it with various targets. Since it's placeable I've examined it visually. I gather there's some way, apparently involving Identify (I've tried both the AA and a clicky), to get the idea of using a brew barrel on the locket, but I haven't found it yet.

Edited, Feb 15th 2015 7:26pm by Sukrasisx
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