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|If you have the Raging Taelosian Alloy Axe (berserker epic 1.5):
The Lost Student
Keras McArik may be found at -110, -3400, +235 by the Lake of Ill Omen.
You say, 'Hail, Keras McArik'
Keras McArik eyes your axe in a somewhat awe-stricken fashion. 'What have ye got there? Let me take a look at that!'
You stride up to Keras and proudly outstretch your finished Axe but notice that it takes Keras a moment before he realizes that you've even arrived. 'Ach. . .sorry lad. Let's have a look, shall we?' Keras begins to carefully examine the axe, each step of the way nodding approvingly. 'This is truly excellent work. Teekan has never let me down. This axe is possibly the highest quality that I have ever seen and should serve ye well in ye travels.' As he hands you the axe back, you once again notice a deep concern growing over his countenance. 'I am sorry that I canna' spend more time wit ye but ye've no doubt noticed that as of late, I've been troubled.'
You say, 'Troubled by what?'
Keras McArik says 'That student o' mine is now long overdue and I fear she may have her failed in her lesson. Would ye do an old man a favor and find out what has happened to me other student?'
You say, 'I will find out.'
Keras McArik says 'I dinnah not exactly know where she may be, but her name is Julei Direaxe and I fear that she may be in trouble. Please, hurry, strike out and find her, rescue her from any troubles she may be in. Return her to safety and bring me proof that she is alright and ye shall forever have me gratitude.'
Head to the Ruins of Old Paineel (The Hole) and find Julei Direaxe in the castle near the drop-down, behind the small underwater tunnel, at +496, -224, -217. As soon as you enter her room, she will begin to walk out of the castle.
You say, 'Hail, Julei Direaxe'
Julei Direaxe ignores and continues to move forward.
She takes a short walk downstairs then returns to her room where you'll receive a message:
Julei Direaxe stands here, battered, beaten, and utterly exhausted. 'I had not realized what a predicament I had gotten myself into. I am very glad you came along again, friend. There were times when I wasn't quite sure if I would survive through all of these golems and ghosts as they're quite resistant to a berserker's attacks. Give me a few moments to rest and then, if you don't mind escorting me back to the entrance, I would greatly appreciate it.'
She stands up and starts walking to the entrance.
Julei stands up and begins to head back to the entryway.
Once she's at the entryway:
You say, 'Hail, Julei Direaxe'
Julei Direaxe says 'Here take this back to Keras. This should be proof enough that I am fine. My thanks to you berserker. May you honor the path.'
You receive Julei's Twilight Pendant. Take it back to Keras.
Keras McArik 's demeanor quickly changes from one fraught with worry and guilt to one of relief. 'Ach! Julei is in good health. Tis good news indeed! My thanks to ye. If'in there be anything I can do for ye, ask and ye shall have it.'
You say, 'Enhance my axe.'
Keras McArik chuckles as he hears your request. 'I knew ye would be askin' fer this soon enough!' Keras slowly drags his eyes over your axe examining it from tip to tip. 'Ah, yes. Teekan's enchantments have weathered your journey fine. Yet I sense that even that even more may be done with it. Like yerself, the potential within this axe is truly astounding. As the basis of power of yer axe comes from gems and metals I would seek those out. Ye may also wish to look for other items of power that could fortify it further. After ye've managed to procure such things, come back and give them and yer axe to me and I'll see what I can dew fer ye then.'
You say, 'What other items of power?'
Keras McArik says 'I'm no tinkerer so I cannah tell ye what ye should be lookin' fer. Perhaps ye should head to Steamfont and seek out the advice of a Gnome as they are clever folk with all sorts of objects.'
You say, 'What gems?'
Keras McArik says 'I have heard of a Dwarven jewel merchant that goes by the name of Tarvash Scriller that is currently studying the gems found Discord. Seek him out fer I am sure he can help ye with information as he is an expert in all manner of gems and jewels. Ye need keep ye purse strings tightly closed though as I've heard he's a crafty devil with a sly tongue that would surely sell ya the stars if'in he could.'
You say, 'What metals?'
Keras McArik says 'Ach, there's the rub! I dinnah know much about the metals ye brought back the first time as they were all used in those axes. Maybe ye should look for a smith from that area. You must let them look at the axe but be wary though fer little do we know of them.'
The gnome mentioned is Greeble Blacktoe, found in the Steamfont Mountains at -1100, -1400 post-revamp.
You say, 'Hail, Greeble Blacktoe'
Your approach seems to catch the Gnome a little off guard as he's visibly shaken by your presence. 'What can Greeble do for a berserker who is so far from home? Greeble can't have anything that ye might need, can he? What's that ye say, yer lookin fer sumthing that ye can power yer fancy axe with? Greeble knows jest the thing!'
You say, 'Power my fancy axe.'
Greeble Blacktoe says 'What do ye think I am, some sort of fergetful gnome!? Give me a minute, would ya!?' he says, as he looks around scratching his head. 'Ah, yes, me thinks you need a Lightning Core. These lightning cores are only found where the discordant energy flows freely. Seek out these lands and ye shall surely find what you are looking for.'
Loot a Lightning Core, a random rare drop off any lightning warrior in the Muramite Proving Grounds.
Tarvash Scriller may be found in the western part of the Bloodfields, on the zone wall due west of the crater where there is a small broken part of wall/masonry, at -514, +1136, -680.
You say, 'Hail, Tarvash Scriller'
Tarvash Scriller nearly jumps out of his shoes. Clearly shaken by your presence he feebly says, 'Ach! Dinnah sneak up on me like that! Ye be lucky I had enough control to not smite ye where ye stand else I surely woulda cut ye in twain! But that be not good fer business', he says as you notice a twinkle forming in his eyes upon that last spoken word. 'Now what can I dew fer ya lad? Ye be lookin' fer some rubies perhaps? Or perhaps a pretty diamond as a gift for ye mum?'
You say, 'I want information.'
Tarvash Scriller says 'Information? Ye came all this way to bug me about information on the local gems? Are ye daft? Ach, it's been so long since I've seen anyone from my world, that as ugly as ye be, I am happy to lay me eyes upon ye. Very well, for a mere 50 gold I will help ye.'
Hand Tarvish 50 gold or the equivalent.
Tarvash Scriller says 'I can see that axe ye carry already has some enchantments woven into the haft. By my eye tis not a half bad job but I bet there is room a'plenty in that axe for more wild magics yet. Ye won't find any gems right around here though, that will help ye in your search. I think that if ye managed to weave a Facetted Moonstone into the haft of yer axe, one could imbue it with another essence at a later time. Fer another 50 platinum pieces, I could be persuaded to tell ye where ye could find one.'
Hand Tarvish 50 platinum or the equivalent.
Tarvash Scriller says 'Ah, thank ye lad! Nothing like a bit o' coin to keep me company! Seek ye out the beasts that reside deep within the causeway, some of the ancient beasts there often hoard gems. As surely as Gnomes have sumpth' wrong in their heads ye shall find what ye seek there.'
Kill Bazu Smasher in Nobles' Causeway at +1788, +1754, +330, and loot the Faceted Moonstone (full raid recommended).
Find Grithyank Avlonnon in the Ruined City of Dranik at +832, +1101, +145.
You say, 'Hail, Grithyank Avlonnon'
Grithyank Avlonnon pretends not to notice you. Just as you are opening your mouth to call out to him again he slowly and methodically lets the words drip out of his mouth as if to make sure you understand him. 'Yes outlander? What can Grithyank do for you? What is it you seek from him?'
You say, 'I wish to enhance my axe.'
Grithyank Avlonnon turns fully towards you as if now willing to pay more attention to you. 'An interesting specimen of a weapon. It blends craftsmanship from your world, components from mine, and magic from both. I would love the opportunity to study it further but I know you did not bring it to me to study. I gather you wish to learn more about it though?'
You say, 'I wish to learn more about it.'
Grithyank Avlonnon says 'The ore chosen for the head of the axe your people would call Chaotic Steel. It is an extremely durable base to form a weapon from so likely there is little I can do for this piece. I notice the handle, however, appears to be made of a fairly strong yet flexible wood. Yet I believe the smith did not know that this metal can cause undue stress upon the handle eventually shattering it at the least convenient time, in the heat of battle. From my studies of your world I suggest lacing it with a small portion of what our people call Shadowed Bronze. I believe you can find the proper Shadowed Bronze on an ancient shade in Grieg's End. This should help to absorb much of the stress passed along from the axe head.'
Head to the very southeastern end of Grieg's End and kill the Ancient Shade there at -627, +1785, -69 (2-3 groups recommended). Loot its Shadowed Lump of Bronze.
Loot a globe of discordant energy in the Asylum of Anguish.
Hand in the Lightning Core, Faceted Moonstone, Shadowed Lump of Bronze, and your Raging Taelosian Alloy Axe to Keras to receive an Unhoned Vengeful Taelosian Blood Axe.
Keras McArik says 'Ah ye've returned with the necessary components, me friend? Give me but a moment to look over what you've managed to get yer hands on. Yes, these should do the job quite nicely. We'll see just what potential can be unleashed in this axe of yours! So the Dragorn smith said to reinforce the haft with this ore, eh? I can accomplish that surely. Work with the Moonstone should be easy enough tew as it don't seem to require much enchantment from me. The Lightning Core will require a bit o' work though as I'm not very experienced with it. Still though, I can surely do something with it. I would na ever thought of using one of these on an axe though! Crafty Gnomes indeed.' After some time and a bit of effort, Keras hands you back your axe. 'Here ya go, lad. I tried honing the edge further but I dinnah have a whetstone strong enough. Maybe that smith o' yours can help ye futher?''
You receive an "Unhoned Vengeful Taelosian Blood Axe".
Head back to Grithyank Avlonnon and hail him.
You say, 'Hail, Grithyank Avlonnon'
Grithyank Avlonnon says 'Yes outlander? What would you have of me now?' You notice his eyes widen further upon glancing over your improved axe. 'So you managed to successfully lace the Shadowed Bronze into the haft as I spoke of. Very good. I also notice this extra moonstone that wasn't here before. As to its purpose I can not speak of.' Running his sinewy finger carefully across the edge he says, 'But the edge here could still use some sharpening. Blades such as this though can not be sharpened by a normal means. No, a blade this strong will require naught but a portion of Discordant matter itself. It has been said that this matter can sometimes be found captured within the tears of those that have been tortured. Return to me only when you have succeeded in finding one. Then we will see how else I can aid thee.''
Hand in the unhoned axe and globe to Grithyank Avlonnon to receive your epic 2.0, Vengeful Taelosian Blood Axe, 10 AA's, and access to the title "Rageheart."
Grithyank Avlonnon says 'Ah, very good outlander, you managed to find some Discordant Matter. Very well, I will see what I can accomplish. Though the ore in this axe is originally from my world, the smithing technique and some of the magic are from yours. Therefore I can make no promises.' After some time and much effort the Dragorn hands the axe back. You immediately notice that edge has a brilliance to it that is nearly blinding. There outlander. I think you will be pleased with the results. The smithing technique used to forge that axe is quite unique. . .I doubt another of its kind exists. Be wary though for as I was applying the Discordant matter to the edge, I felt a disturbing presence emanating from the axe. There is someone or something that endures within it. . .something that seeks to control those who wield it. You must be ever cautious lest the axe is able to compel its influence onto you. I fear that though the axe will bring you many victories, those victories may come at a cost. Travel safe and fair, my friend!'
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