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|If you are a good race the quest starts in West Freeport at the Paladin guild where you seek out Sir Artanis in the Halls of Truth at +820, -520, -125. If you are an evil race it starts in Neriak Third Gate cleric guild with Qrixat Du'voy in the cleric guild at +425, -810. The key trigger phrase for the quest-givers can be found within the EQ RPG GM Guide book.
Note that you must turn in the books in the proper order or you will get a message saying you should be careful with your valuable property.
Beginning of Quest (Good Version)
You say, 'I have received your summons.'
Sir Artanis says 'Yes ______, thank you for responding with such haste. The Knights of Marr recently captured a Teir'Dal wizard who under intense questioning revealed a variety of disturbing matters. First, he worships Solusek Ro, which is no crime, but considering the nearby temple's past associations with the Burning Dead, specifically Marnek about whom you recently delivered revelations, then his other information seems even more dire. Secondly, he has admitted that he was in Freeport attempting to contact the leaders of the Dismal Rage for he understood that they have nearly completed a phylactery, a device that holds the mortal soul of a lich. In light of this, we ask that you visit the Oracle of K'Arnon in the Ocean of Tears to learn whatever you can about the nature of these phylacteries, including the means to create one so that we better know how to destroy them. This letter will serve as proof that you come in the name of the Knights of Marr.'
Beginning of Quest (Evil Version)
You say, 'I have received your summons.'
Qrixat Du'voy says 'You have performed admirably in the past, so I shall overlook your tardiness responding to my call. One of our own has heeded the call of Solusek Ro over that of Innoruuk and is conspiring with that other traitorous cur, Opal Dark Briar. The wizard Salarz is a Teir'Dal now in the hands of the Knights of Marr in Freeport, but we have good information connecting him with the Dismal Rage and the Temple of Solusek Ro in a plot to create a phylactery. Somehow, this is connected to the news you brought from Befallen about the resurrection of Marnek. One who might know the answer is the oracle in the Ocean of Tears. Seek him out and learn what is required to create a phylactery so that we will remain one step ahead of any others. Go now and take this letter for the oracle with you!'
Meet the Oracle
At this point you receive a Letter for the Oracle. Take the letter to Oracle of K`Arnon at -20, -6730, -200 (updated revamp) in the Ocean of Tears. If you are KOS to the Oracle, you may charm him to turn in the letter. You may also raise your faction with him by completing the Book of Turmoil quest.
Oracle of K`Arnon says 'You walk a dangerous path if you seek to construct a phylactery. I can indeed assist you, but you must both pay my price of knowledge for knowledge and prove to me that you are capable of controlling the forces you might unleash. I seek six volumes of magical power and knowledge that are spread across the commonly known lands of Norrath and even beyond, in the planes. For each you bring me I shall instruct you on the next step in the process and provide you with one of the required pieces. Completing each step will require acquiring even more items. The process is time-consuming, but the power of a phylactery is such that it will benefit even a bearer who does not aspire to lichdom. When you are certain you are ready to begin, talk to my assistant, Jeyular and hand him. . . hmmm, where shall we start? I think it would be fitting to begin with a tome by the great lich himself, Miragul.'
You need to obtain a Tome of Miragul from An Ancient Construct in the Ruins of Old Paineel, a.k.a. The Hole. Give it to Assistant Jeyular, who stands next to the Oracle.
After the Tome of Miragul (Book 1)
Assistant Jeyular says 'An auspicious beginning. To reward your start, I will enlighten you with the secret of palatable mana, which is required to create a phylactery, but also has independent uses as well. Brew it like wine, but include a vial of mana as created by the ablest enchanters plus a pinch of this special sugar as well as grapes that can be grown only by the halflings of Rivervale. When you are ready to continue with the next step, return with the history of the Di'Zok and give it to me.'
You receive Sea-Foam Sugar. Now you need to obtain the History of the Di`zok from Loremaster Piza`tak in Chardok. Give the book to Jeyular.
After the History of the Di`zok (Book 2)
Assistant Jeyular says 'Excellent work. This book is not easily come by. This next step is the first of creating components for the phylactery itself, the silk insert. This is the base inside of the box and it must be made of durable stone silk to withstand the energies within a phylactery. When you are ready to continue with the next step, return the long-lost Journal of Aataltaal to me. His tomb is rumored to be in the Hills of Shade, and while I doubt this is true, rumor depends on some truths so somewhere nearby is where to discover this book.'
You receive an Insert Pattern. The Journal of Aataltaal is found in Kedge Keep off of Estrella of Gloomwater. Give the journal to Jeyular.
After the Journal of Aataltaal (Book 3)
Assistant Jeyular says 'Impressive, young one. I truly did not believe you would locate this volume. My instructions for constructing a phylactery shall continue. The third step requires the construction of the soul net -- the silken binding for inside the lid of the phylactery. This requires delicate and balanced threading that only the ablest fletchers can perform. To create this mystic mesh, you'll need the silk of a spider that itself deals with the immaterial as well as shadewood clips to attach the soul net to the lid of the phylactery. You must also use the glue I have given to you. When you are ready to continue, bring the book guarded by yet another spider, this one found in the Planes of Power.'
You receive Incorporeal Bond. The book is the Firebone Notebook off of Aramin the Spider Guardian. Give the book to Jeyular.
After the Firebone Notebook (Book 4)
Assistant Jeyular says 'My, my, you are serious about this effort, aren't you? This book is a excellent find from the Planes of Power and has earned you instructions for the fourth step in the process of creating a phylactery. A spellcaster may willingly give his soul to a phylactery to become a lich, but the process will not hold unless the phylactery can keep hold of the soul. The net snatches it, but a crucible of containment secures it. This sketch will help you get started, then you need merely follow similar, well-documented methods such as are used for a Crucible of Escape. The modifications should be obvious to one as talented as yourself. Also, the penultimate book I require is a bloody tome from Antonica.'
You receive a Crucible Sketch. The tome is the Sanguine Tome found in Cazic Thule. Give the tome to Jeyular.
After the Sanguine Tome (Book 5)
Assistant Jeyular says 'Thank you for this addition to my library. You're drawing close to the end of your quest. Only two more steps to complete and you will be glad to hear they are no more complicated than the first ones. The lids of the phylactery must be hinged and as no portion of the item can be of ordinary manufacture. You must fashion clasps of sealing. This mold will help you, but the Velium bits used must be enchanted and combined with a seemingly mundane object that yet holds great powers over the soul of an undead and weighs it down, anchoring it to this world. Undead elves especially are held here in this way. The results are then carefully filed smooth. Finally, the volume I require from you in exchange for the last information you require is the spellbook of the greatest living wizard on Velious.'
You receive a Clasp Mold. The final book is Velketor's Spellbook from Velketor himself in his eponymous Labyrinth. Give the book to Jeyular.
After Velketor's Spellbook (Book 6)
Assistant Jeyular says 'I am impressed by your efforts. The deeds are truly no less outstanding than my own when I stole into Miragul's Menagerie and stole a most unique tome and learned much of what I am passing along to you. The last step required of you will demand as much attention as all the prior travels and efforts to this point. Here is a decorated box I found in Miragul's laboratory that will form the substance of your phylactery. Once you have acquired and lacquered a precious garnet with the blood of a vampire, then apply the garnet and the five other pieces you've created to the decorated box and you'll have your prize. But remember, a precious garnet can be gained only from a god. As I find it unlikely you shall succeed in crafting a phylactery, and despite my payment in advice, allow me to thank you for your services in another [way].'
You receive a Decorated Box and a Token of Service. At this point you have all the recipes for the Phylactery which requires high tradeskills. If you don't have high tradeskills and are an int/wis caster you can continue on as follows to receive the robe or the tunic.
The Other Way
You say, 'What way?'
Assistant Jeyular says 'Look for Raotin Teawel, I believe he can be found on an island somewhere nearby where you would acquire a robe or tunic of Kael, Skyshrine or Thurgadin manufacture. Take one of those items and my token of service when you are ready and he shall share with you his newest creation, a robe or tunic of great power. If you are not satisfied with your robe or tunic, hand it to the Guardian of K'Arnon and he will exchange it for you.'
Raotin Teawel is on Aviak Island in Ocean of Tears at +1550, +4100 post-revamp. He didn't respond to hails or any sort of trigger phrase that I could think of, so I bit the bullet and handed him my Beguiler's Robe and the Token of Service from the assistant.
Raotin Teawel says 'Your promised reward.'
Int casters receive the Grand Robe of the Oracle and Wis casters receive the Grand Tunic of the Oracle. If you receive the incorrect reward (if someone has only partially completed the quest before you), you may hand in your reward for the alternate reward. The Plane of Growth Robe would not work for the quest.
Details on the tradeskills portion of the quest will be added as they become available. Assistant-given quest items appear to be returned if you fail the recipe.
Palatable Mana (Tradeskills Step 1: Brewing)
Quest item from assistant: Sea-Foam Sugar
Additional quest item: Moon-Harvested Grapes
The halfling mentioned by Assistant Jeyular after you hand in the Tome of Miragul is the "epicurean halfling," which may be found in Misty Thicket outside the wall at +885, +85. You must hail him during the daytime.
You say, 'Hail, epicurean halfling'
epicurean halfling says 'Hmmm. . . What? Oh sorry, I was snoozing. I was up throughout last night harvesting my [grapes] by the light of the moon.'
You say, 'What about your grapes?'
epicurean halfling says 'Why, my magic moon-harvested grapes, of course. I will give you some to sample if you would [help] me.'
You say, 'What help do you need?'
epicurean halfling says 'The specially-prepared soil that grows the vines for my grapes is becoming muddy again. I need more of the magical sand from the deserts of Ro to mix with my soil. Bring me that and I will give you some grapes.'
Give him Sand of Ro.
epicurean halfling says 'Thank you so much. Here are the grapes I promised you. They may not look like much, but master brewers tell me they are required for many magical wines, including some sought by the most powerful magic-workers.'
You receive Moon-Harvested Grapes. Note: you can still give him Sand of Ro at night to receive the grapes.
Experimentation has produced the following brewing recipes. Note that the sugar and grapes are NOT returned on combine.
Combine: Yeast + Moon-Harvested Grapes + Sea-Foam Sugar + Vial of Viscous Mana
Result: Vial of Palatable Viscous Mana
Effect: Palatable Viscous Mana
Combine: Yeast + Moon-Harvested Grapes + Sea-Foam Sugar + Vial of Cloudy Mana
Result: Vial of Palatable Cloudy Mana
Effect: Palatable Cloudy Mana
Combine: Yeast + Moon-Harvested Grapes + Sea-Foam Sugar + Vial of Clear Mana
Result: Vial of Palatable Clear Mana
Effect: Palatable Clear Mana
Combine: Yeast + Moon-Harvested Grapes + Sea-Foam Sugar + Vial of Distilled Mana
Result: Vial of Palatable Distilled Mana
Effect: Palatable Distilled Mana
Combine: Yeast + Moon-Harvested Grapes + Sea-Foam Sugar + Vial of Purified Mana
Result: Vial of Palatable Purified Mana
Effect: Palatable Purified Mana
Silk Insert (Tradeskills Step 2: Tailoring)
Quest item from assistant: Insert Pattern
Additional quest item: Stone Silk
Combine: Spiderling Silk + Spiderling Silk
Result: Silk Thread
Combine: Insert Pattern + 2 x Stone Silk + 4 x Silk Thread
Result: Silk Insert
The Stone Silk is an uncommon drop from Stone Spider in Nagafen's Lair, a.k.a. Sol B.
Soul Net (Tradeskills Step 3: Tailoring and Fletching)
Quest item from assistant: Incorporeal Bond
Additional quest items: Phase Spider Thread, Shadewood Clips
Combine: Phase Spider Silk + Phase Spider Silk
Result: Phase Spider Thread
Combine: Shadewood Bow Staff + Whittling Blade
Result: Shadewood Clips
Combine: Incorporeal Bond + Phase Spider Thread + Shadewood Clips
Result: Soul Net
Phase Spider Silk comes from phase spiders in Dragon Necropolis. The Shadewood Bow Staff and Whittling Blade are both storebought.
Crucible of Containment (Tradeskills Step 4: Pottery)
Quest item from assistant: Crucible Sketch
Combine: Crucible Sketch + Heavy Clay + Celestial Essence + Sculpting Tools + Spell: Bind Affinity
Result: Crucible of Containment
Lid of the Phylactery (Tradeskills Step 5: Smithing)
Quest item from assistant: Clasp Mold
Additional quest item: Spiritual Anchor
Combine: Spell: Enchant Velium + Coldain Velium Temper + Small Piece of Velium + Small Piece of Velium
Result: Enchanted Velium Bits
Combine: File + Clasp Mold + Spiritual Anchor + Enchanted Velium Bits
Result: Clasps of Sealing
The Spiritual Anchor drops occasionally from the Ghoul of Takish-Hiz, a ghoul that wanders the Oasis of Marr and South Ro.
Blood-Lacquered Precious Garnet (Tradeskills Step 6: Jewelcrafting)
Quest item from assistant: None
Combine: Precious Garnet + Vial of Vampire Blood + Jar of Lacquer
Result: Blood-Lacquered Precious Garnet
The Precious Garnet drops from Allizewsaur in the Ocean of Tears. The Vial of Vampire Blood drops from A Glyphed Ghoul in Mistmoore Castle. The Jar of Lacquer is storebought.
Complete the Phylactery
Quest item from assistant: Decorated Box
Additional quest items: Results of six previous tradeskill steps
Combine: Decorated Box + Palatable Purified Mana + Silk Insert + Soul Net + Crucible of Containment + Clasps of Sealing + Blood-Lacquered Precious Garnet
Additional Result: Mana Crystals
There is no known use for Mana Crystals.
If you give your Phylactery to Assistant Jeyular:
Assistant Jeyular says 'Excellent work. There is only one slight error that I have now corrected for you.'
You receive a Dark Phylactery.
If you give your Dark Phylactery to Assistant Jeyular:
Assistant Jeyular says 'Ah, you wish to perform your own alterations? Very well.'
You receive the original Phylactery back.
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