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|This task begins with Apothecary Cadmael, a vendor in the middle of Oceangreen Village.
You say, 'Hail, Apothecary Cadmael'
Apothecary Cadmael says 'How do you do, ______? I seem to be running a bit low on [supplies] for healing at the moment, so if you have fallen ill or become injured, I'm afraid that I will have to urge you to seek out some other traveler with a degree of healing skill. My apologies!'
You say, 'Supplies?'
Apothecary Cadmael says 'We have recently experienced a rather nasty spate of illness in our fine village. People are falling ill, and we can't seem to figure out what is wrong with them! I've tried everything - lilyroot, ashenmoss, even fresh purple flangers - but nothing seems to help. The strong can weather the disease and return to health in time, but those who are young and vulnerable or old and infirm... they may not be so lucky. I'm fresh out of [ideas].'
You say, 'Ideas?'
Apothecary Cadmael says 'My only thought is that perhaps this has something to do with that [vile temple] outside of the village. Have you seen that place? It's disgusting and completely ridden with disease.'
You say, 'What vile temple?'
Apothecary Cadmael says 'I've heard from some of the others that the people in that underground temple are worshipping Bertoxxulous, the disease god! If that is the case, perhaps someone should [investigate] to find out if their disgusting plague worship is causing the illnesses in the village. Or, perhaps you are prepared to [storm] the temple and root out the corruption within?'
You say, 'I will investigate.'
You have been assigned the task 'A Secret Hidden in Plain Sight'.
Apothecary Cadmael says 'Thank you for offering to help us. Many lives may be in the balance here.'
Recover Proof of the Bertoxxulous worshippers' treachery 0/7 (Temple of Bertoxxulous)
Collect 7 different scraps in Temple of Bertoxxulous, which drop from the golems and humans in the zone. The scraps are:
Soiled Parchment Scrap
Defiled Parchment Scrap
Infected Parchment Scrap
Plagued Parchment Scrap
Contaminated Parchment Scrap
Corrupted Parchment Scrap
Malignant Parchment Scrap
Deliver the pages you found to Apothecary Cadmael 0/4 (Oceangreen Village)
Apothecary Cadmael says 'What have we here? Ah... I haven't seen this sort of document since I was studying to become a junior apothecary. If I am not mistaken, this is part of a summoning ritual, but the passage appears to be [encoded]. Whatever it may say, you will need to read it aloud at the appointed summoning location... these places are typically marked by insignias or runes on the ground, likely near a place of worship.'
Receive Reconstructed Cultist Manual.
Deliver the scraps you found to Apothecary Cadmael 0/3 (Oceangreen Village)
Apothecary Cadmael says 'Oh, yes, these do look like they fit together somehow, don't they? Let's see if perhaps they do... here, and here...Yes, this seems correct. No encoding here at all. Just the one word.'
Receive Completed Cultist Cipher.
Devise a way to activate the document's power in the correct location 0/1 (Temple of Bertoxxulous)
The Manual received can be one of three manuals. Which one you get is random.
1) "Ool tn avvbnm oeimph jcgu tcxwgf vvrle ribqu Hux buwb bh rvlegas fjoye ovmb gjs cttn nce vvr kezcfa qt gae Rwfq qt Cxszqzrpqr"
2) "Ys shur wie dcqbey ewgj hux brquuv kr poxavvr hux Doasnus Yhrj ewgj chk frmgu Czy aaot Prthbqxatchu hux Utkzrcb Bge"
3) "Dsemodfiyqif ulkagru if pizp qbtfhitowb Jg qnel axca vvr Wiymofg Zbkd zw grpr n aexizq qt qbvovs cgggblkvqr"
They translate to:
1) "May an unholy blight wash across these lands The boon of disease shall open the path for the return of the Lord of Pestilence"
2) "We foul our bodies with the blight we worship the Disease Lord with our flesh All hail Bertoxxulous the Unclean One"
3) "Bertoxxulous blesses us with corruption We call upon the Disease Lord to send a herald of divine pestilence"
Return to the Temple of Bertoxxulous and clear the area in front of the Altar. Once you've cleared enough, you stand on the picture of the skull on the floor and /say whichever message corresponds to your Manual. (NOTE: You should not have a target while doing this.) This will update this step in the task and spawn Vaxztn the Purifier.
Defeat the representative of Bertoxxulous 0/1 (Temple of Bertoxxulous)
Kill Vaxztn. The golem is rootable and does not summon.
Vaxztn the Putrifier has been slain by _____!
Vaxztn the Putrifier's corpse crumples to the ground in a heap of filth.
Arch Priest Cronkle laughs hoarsely. 'You think you have accomplished something significant? Think again! Return here, if you dare, and face the full power of Bertoxxulous!
Return to Cadmael 0/1 (Oceangreen Village)
You say, 'Hail, Apothecary Cadmael'
Apothecary Cadmael says, 'Apothecary Cadmael says, 'Goodness gracious! Those vile cretins were actually summoning entites from nether-realms of Bertoxxulous? Thank Marr you were able to stop them!''
Having banished Vaxztn the Putrifier back to Bertoxxulous' realm, Oceangreen Village's disease problem should soon abade.
Your faction standing with Bayle's Irregulars got better.
Your faction standing with Residents of the Glade got better.
Your faction standing with Oceangreen Residents got better.
Your faction standing with Cirtan, Bayle's Herald got better.
Crest Left Upper Field Frame
|Submitted by: Kynsh|
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