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|Mithious Scratch may be found at +1590, +770.
You say, 'Hail, Mithious Scratch'
Mithious Scratch says 'Well hello there my friend! It is always good to see a fellow Wizard. I see that you have visited Solusek's Temple and proved worthy of the tasks they set before you! If you wish, wise Wizard, I can perform a minor incantation on your Staff of Temperate Flux that will dramatically increase its power! All I require is 100 platinum pieces in exchange - the components for the spell are quite expensive!'
Give him 100 pp and your Staff of Temperate Flux.
Mithious Scratch pats his pockets, looking for something. You hear him mutter as he searches. Suddenly he straightens and you hear him say 'Ah, never mind the instructions! I remember how to do it.'
Mithious Scratch breaks your staff of Temperate Flux!
Mithious Scratch says 'Oh, dear! Um, I'm really sorry, friend, but I seem to have, er, broken your staff. . .I just couldn't seem to find the document I was looking for but I was so sure I remembered how to do it! I don't know what to say. . .'
Mithious Scratch says 'Listen, I think there is a way for us to put this right, you and I. If we work together on this I'm sure we'll both come out ahead. Go visit my, um, friend Nathen. He is studying in the Library in Erudin. He should have another copy of the document I need. Bring that to me and we will fix your staff and see if we can't make it a little stronger in the process!'
Mithious Scratch says 'Don't mind anything he may say about me, though, that Nathen is a real jokester! You know on second thought you might not want to mention me. Nathen, um, might think it's funny to tell you no if you mention me. . .Return to me with the Instructions you will obtain from Nathen to me and we will continue on.'
You receive A Broken Staff of Temperate Flux (identifies as "The staff's power has bled out through a lengthwise crack"). Head to the Vasty Deep Inn in Erudin, then to the last room on the left on the first floor to find Nathen Starr at -1100, +65.
You say, 'Hail, Nathen Starr'
Nathen Starr says 'Well hello ______! Let me guess - Mithious sent you, right? No, no, it's not that surprising that I guessed. I had a feeling he would be sending somebody along soon enough and I recognize that look of desperation in your eyes - you're definitely mixed up with Mithious and he sent you to get the Instructions he needs. Somehow I knew he would still be able to cause some trouble, even while on the run from the Priests of Solusek. Well I know I really shouldn't help that scoundrel out but you seem like a good sort so why don't we [help each other]?'
You say, 'Help each other?'
Nathen Starr says 'Well I can't just give you the document ______. It's very rare and I do not have a copy. But if you get me an Automated Quill and a piece of Parchment I can copy it for you. I used to have a very nice Automated Quill that a friendly Gnome made for me but it went missing the last time Mithious stopped by pestering me on some mad quest to gain power. In any case return to me with an Automated Quill and Parchment and I will give you a copy of this document.'
Hand in a Geerlok Automated Quill (crafted) and A Piece of Parchment (storebought).
Nathen Starr says 'Excellent! Well now let me just dash off a quick copy. . . and here you go! And now just one word of advice to you, my friend. Watch your step with Mithious. He is not to be trusted, no matter how sincere he seems. Now I must return to my studies. Good day to you!'
You receive Augmentation Instructions for a Staff of Power (identifies as "A detailed description of a complex incantation"). Head back to Mithious and hand it in.
Mithious Scratch says 'Oh, of course! I had the incantation right but I was using the wrong ingredients. Well this is simple enough, we just need the ingredients. Fetch me a [powerful solvent] and a Blue Diamond and return with these instructions and your, er, broken staff, and we should have everything we need to create for you a Staff of truly awesome power!'
You immediately receive it back in a slightly different form (identifies as "The pages have been smudged by a hasty inspection").
You say, 'What powerful solvent?'
Mithious Scratch says 'I just happen to know that a certain Alchemist named Bauer recently moved into a room in Freeport. I'm sure if you speak with him he will give you what you need. Do whatever you have to do to get the solvent from him - whatever it takes ______!'
Head to West Freeport and find Alchemist Bauer on the second floor of the Jade Tiger Den at -295, -535, -69.
You say, 'Hail, Alchemist Bauer'
Alchemist Bauer says 'Oh no! I knew he would send someone once he found me! Isn't it enough that he took my Leesa? Why does he hound me so! Well, ______, I'll send him a message with your cold, dead, body!'
He attacks. Once he's dead, loot A Powerful Solvent (identifies as "A powerful solvent created by a brilliant Alchemist"). Head back to Mithious again.
You say, 'Hail, Mithious Scratch'
Mithious Scratch says 'Well hello again ______. Have you done what I asked?'
Give him A Broken Staff of Temperate Flux, Augmentation Instructions for a Staff of Power (the latter version), A Powerful Solvent, and a Blue Diamond.
Mithious Scratch says 'Haha! You fool! With this staff I will be able to challenge the mighty Solusek Ro himself! I could not have obtained the original Staff on my own - the Priests of Solusek had barred me from their temple after I 'removed' that worthless priestess Leesa when she got in my way. But now you come along and deliver not only the Staff but everything I need to create a version even more powerful than the one used by Solusek's own minions! And the crowning glory is you got rid of that whiner Bauer for me as well! My thanks, pitiful fool!'
He respawns and attacks (he's a wizard). Loot the Staff of Elemental Flux from his corpse.
|Submitted by: Meade Beerpants, Haven's Edge, Stromm|
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