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|This task begins with the Spirit of Ao the Fourth Born, found in Arcstone near the two portals to Relic.
You say, 'Hail, Spirit of Ao the Fourth Born'
Spirit of Ao the Fourth Born says 'Greetings, traveler. I am Ao, the Fourth Born of the [scrykin lineage].'
You say, 'Scrykin lineage?'
Spirit of Ao the Fourth Born says 'We scrykin mark the attempts of Druzzil Ro to create organic life from magic. We are living creatures, just like you, but we are each born with a terrible [flaw].'
You say, 'What flaw?'
Spirit of Ao the Fourth Born says 'We absorb ambient energy from the Plane of Magic. This makes us more powerful as we age, but also more hideous, more unpredictable, even more dangerous. All but the youngest of scrykin have become twisted monsters, creatures consumed by paranoia and delusion. I alone avoided this degeneration by abandoning my physical body and becoming a spirit. This was not an easy process, but it was the only way I could fulfill my promise to Druzzil. She has commanded me to help you and your [group] find the lost chime of Ayonae, the goddess of music.'
You say, 'My group?'
Spirit of Ao the Fourth Born says 'Good luck, ______. Once you find your way into Skylance Tower, speak with my student, Arkahn. He is waiting for you there.'
Skrykin, flawed though they may be, are golems created with such complexity and skill that they are technically alive. The manual which Druzzil Ro authored during the creation of the scrykin race is known as the Codex Artifice. It lies hidden, locked away within the Library of Skylance. This book likely contains information on Ayonae's chime, an artifact created by the goddess of music herself.
Enter Skylance Tower and find the Codex Artifice. You will need the manual if Ao is to help you further.
Enter Skylance Tower 0/1 (Arcstone)
Enter the Skylance Library 0/1 (Skylance)
If you're not sure where to go, you can hail Arkahn in the Skylance lobby. His familiar will lead you to the library portal.
You say, 'Hail, Arkahn'
Arkahn says "Greetings, ____. I am Arkahn the Gatekeeper of Skylance. Ao has instructed me to wait here for your arrival. I cannot help you overtly, but I will serve as your guide while you remain in this tower. Tell me, where are you headed? The [oubliette]? The [library]? The [laboratory]? Or perhaps [Daosheen's study]? I can direct you to all these chambers.
Once you port into the library, you'll find four wandering "a scrykin historian". You will most likely aggro two as soon as you enter the Library. These mobs respawn.
Speak to a sympathetic student 0/1 (Skylance)
Student Joban can be found at the bottom of the library.
You say, 'Hail, Student Joban'
Student Joban says 'Greetings seeker of knowledge. Though scrykin ye not be, I can tell that the quest the for deep knowledge burns within thee.No doubt you seek the [Codex].'
You say, 'What codex?'
Student Joban says 'Knowing the the power contained betwixt its dusty covers was enough to create life itself, the Magus in his wisdom has decreed that only one who manages to bring [both halves] of the Skylance symbol will be granted the Codex Artifice.'
You say, 'Both halves?'
Student Joban says 'Aye, split in twain the symbol was. Each half bestowed upon one of his assistants. You must defeat both if you are ever to gaze upon the pages of the Codex and glean its secrets.'
Get Gareth's Half of the Token 0/1 (Skylance)
Kill "Assistant Gareth" on the platform on the right. He is rooted and will spawn a number of "a possessed book" during the fight.
Gareth commands one of the books nearby him to attack you!
Get Venorin's Half of the Token 0/1 (Skylance)
Kill "Assistant Venorin" on the platform on the left. He is rooted and will spawn a number of "a Skylance bookworm" during the fight.
From between the covers of dusty tomes appears a strange looking creature.
Turn in the Tokens to the Head Librarian 0/1 (Skylance
The Head Librarian is located on the platform at the rear.
Return the Codex to Ao 0/1 (Arcstone
You gained party experience!
Your faction standing with Fledgling Scrykin got better.
A chest spawns in front of the spirit. Among the items it may contain:
Clasp of the Fledgling Scrykin
Mantle of the Spirit Warrior
Mask of the Blessed
Possible trash drops:
Eye of Ice
Invisible Man Spirit Dust
Vial of the Escaped Genie
Completing this task opens up a new task: "Skylance: The Oubliette."
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