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|This is the first task in a series of four (the end result being your 69th level spell/tome). It begins with Model XG CVIII and Brovil Pallivineg in Corathus Creep (southeastern part of the zone - location -750, +375).
Cicero's Torn Notebook drops off drachnids in Stoneroot Falls. The first page of the text says to return it to Cicero's assistant, named Model XG CVIII, who's in the southeast corner of Corathus Creep.
NOTE: You can bypass this and say "recover" to Brovil to request the task.
You say, 'Hail, Model XG CVIII'
Model XG CVIII doesn't respond to hails. Hand it the notebook.
Model XG CVIII says 'I-dent-if-ied, Cic-er-o's Note-book. Error. Con-tents missing. Sections one through nine un-accounted for. Current location of sections one through nine e-quals. . . unknown. Cicero's current location equals. . . unknown. Error. Initializing shut down. Click. Whirrr. Clunk.'
Brovil Pallivineg says 'You got Cicero's old clockwork talking again! How'd you do that? That [hunk of rust] hasn't moved or made a sound in over a hundred years.'
Target Brovil to continue the conversation.
You say, 'What hunk of rust?'
Brovil Pallivineg says 'That there is Cicero's clockwork assistant. He took it everywhere with him when he was researching around here. It hasn't worked since the day Cicero [disappeared].'
You say, 'Disappeared?'
Brovil Pallivineg says 'Unfortunately, last we saw of Cicero was over two hundred years ago. He ventured off over the waterfall to the south in pursuit of some spelunking sporali migration or some such nonsense. He never came back, although we did find Cicero's clockwork assistant with its cogs and springs tossed about near the lake of Korlach. It was mostly bound up in a thick web and hasn't really worked ever since. We believe Cicero was killed by the drachnids a long time ago, but we've been unable to organize a search party to verify anything. If you can [recover] Cicero's notebook pages, we would reward you as best we can. I'd hate to see Cicero's last great work disappear in this darkness.'
You say, 'I will recover the pages.'
Brovil Pallivineg says 'Many thanks ______. It will be most welcome to finally know more about poor Cicero's end. See if you can find any trace of Cicero's pages in the drachnid hive. Take any that you find and place them back in his notebook here. If you lose the notebook let me know and I'll see if I can come up with [another] copy for you.'
There are three versions of this task: Low-level (for those 67 and below), normal and hard. The only difference between them is the quality of loot and difficulty of mobs.
You have been assigned the task 'The Lost Notebook'.
You receive Cicero's Notebook, a 10-slot container. If you lose or destroy the container, you can say "another" to Brovil to receive another one. If you say it without the mission, he'll tell you:
Brovil Pallivineg says 'I'm sorry, I only have a limited supply of these copies of Cicero's notebook. I can only give them out to someone who is helping to recover the missing pages.'
Find the secret entrance to the Hive 0/1 (Stoneroot Falls)
In Stoneroot Falls, follow your compass to the instanced zone-in to the Hive.
Collect the 9 sections of Cicero's Notebook 0/9 (The Hive)
These sections will drop one by one from random mobs in the zone. Make sure to loot as they drop, or else you'll keep getting the same item drop over and over.
There are no respawns in this instance and the mobs do not summon (ie, they can be kited).
The task completes itself after you loot the ninth item. Optionally, you can combine them in the container received at the beginning of the task to produce Cicero's Reassembled Notebook, and deliver it to Brovil.
Everyone in the party receives a Spectacular Image Enchancing Prism + an automatic reward (listed below). As well, a chest spawns at the zone-in with one item in it:
Normal (low level) - Melee: Hive Sentinel Collar
Normal (low level) - Caster: Drachnid Collective Mask
Normal - Caster: Hivegrime Stone of Thinking
Normal - Melee: Hivegrime Stone of Fury
Hard - Caster: Hive Silk Mask
Hard - Melee: Drachnid Skin Necklace
Drachnid Cocoon Secretion
Hardened Chitin Helmet
Molted Drachnid Arms
Blood Rage Choker
Cocoon Skin Arms
Dark Web Mask
Damaged Expedition 328 Miner's Hat
Hive Warden's Choker
Wall Climber Ring
Web Weaver Chain Vest
Crystalline Webbing of Musing
Crystalline Webbing of Wrath
Hardened Chitin Breastplate
Random Zonewide Rare Drops
Hard - Drachnid Amice of Malice
Hard - Drachnid Leg
Normal - Drachnid Tendril Ring
Normal - Gory Belt
Completion of this task leads into the next task in the series, "Cavern Botany".
You can also come back and repeat this task at any time:
You say, 'Hail, Brovil Pallivineg'
Brovil Pallivineg says 'Greetings _____. Do you happen to have some time to help me out? I've been studying Cicero's notes you retrieved and have found quite a bit of information about the plants in the area. If possible, I would like to continue his work, though I don't wish to meet the same end he did. If you could [gather] some samples of these plants for me I would be very grateful for your assistance. If you'd like to [check] for Cicero's notebook again let me know.'
|Submitted by: additional write-up by KyrosKrane|
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