A Moment of Clarity  

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Level:90
Maximum Level:90
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
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  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
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    Era:House of Thule
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    Group Size:Group
    Min. # of Players:3
    Max. # of Players:6
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    Entered: Wed Nov 3 14:14:03 2010
    Modified: Tue Apr 24 03:15:50 2012
    This is a non-progression group mission (3-6 players) that begins with Tarlyn Caelith in the Library. He is found at location 55, 285, -3 (in the hallway west of the room with the various scholars).

    There are no pre-requisites for requesting this task.

    Note: This is a Tier 4 difficulty task, meaning mob difficulty will be along the same lines as Morell's Castle and Sanctum Somnium.

    You say, 'Hail, Tarlyn Caelith'

    Tarlyn Caelith says 'Please tell me you are not here to try to kill me. I'm getting quite sick of running around in this library. At least I'm having better luck than that Kintorom fellow. Still, even though I'm [close], I still need more time!'

    You say, 'How close?'

    Tarlyn Caelith says 'Very close! To finding the answers. About what is [wrong]. I'm not like the others. I know something is wrong here. Though I distinctly remember finding this library, I believe my memory, and almost everything about this place is again, for lack of a better word, [wrong].'

    You say, 'Wrong?'

    Tarlyn Caelith says 'Yes. In fact, I think you know more about this than anyone else here. Still, I'm afraid my moment of clarity won't last too long. I'll need to act fast. There is a spellbook here in this library. I saw it, I almost had it, but one of those strange librarians took it and almost killed me. We must [acquire] it!'

    You say, 'Yes, we must acquire it...'

    Tarlyn Caelith says 'I'm glad to see you agree. Let me know when you are [prepared]. I warn you, this will become violent, and I am not going to be of much use to you in a fight. However, I will be able to use that book once we find it.'

    You have been assigned the task 'A Moment of Clarity'.

    You say, 'We're prepared!'

    Tarlyn Caelith says 'Excellent. This way. We'll return to the first floor and start there.'

    LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
    You have entered The Library.



    Summary: You'll have to find Unusual Tomes, Old Spell Codices, and Worn Books (groundspawns you'll find as you make your way upstairs); and kill listless librarians, weary assistants, and finally, Sage Weldan.

    Mobs in this zone are mostly yellow /cons to Level 90 and mostly melee.

    Search the entrance for books 0/1 (The Library)

    Search the ground floor for books 0/1 (The Library)

    Search the mid-floor library for books 0/1 (The Library)

    Search the winding stairwell for books 0/1 (The Library)

    Search the top floor for books 0/1 (The Library)

    Deliver any unusual tomes found to Tarlyn 0/3 (The Library)

    Deliver any worn books found to Tarlyn 0/3 (The Library)

    Deliver any old spell codices found to Tarlyn 0/3 (The Library)

    Tarlyn Caelith says 'You've done well, my friend. These books will prove useful, but they aren't exactly the ones I'm looking for.'

    Defeat any librarians that interfere 0/10 (The Library)

    Defeat any assistants that interfere 0/8 (The Library)

    Obtain information from Sage Weldan 0/1 (The Library)

    Sage Weldan eyes you with disdain and runs in for the attack!

    Sage Weldan's DPS output is only slightly higher than that of the trash mobs in the zone. He has ~1.1 million hitpoints and casts the spells "Delusion Visage I" and "Shadow Lore":

    Delusion Visage I: PB AE 30', Chromatic (-700)
    1: Decrease Movement by 80%

    Shadow Lore: PB AE 200', Magic (-650)
    1: Decrease Hitpoints by 11900
    2: Decrease Mana by 2380

    Sage Weldan has been slain by _____!
    Sage Weldan's corpse gasps for air, choking out one final breath.

    Obtain the ancient spellbook from Sage Weldan 0/1 (The Library)

    Return the ancient spellbook to Tarlyn Caelith 0/1 (The Library)

    Speak to Tarlyn Caelith 0/1 (The Library)

    You say, 'Hail, Tarlyn Caelith'

    Tarlyn Caelith says 'I knew you could do it! This is just the book I was looking for. I hope Sage Weldan didn't give you too much trouble? This place is mad. Thank you friend. With your help, I might be able to end this nightmare. At least, I hope so. I'll need some time to study. Don't let me keep you!'

    Take your reward from the chest 0/1 (The Library)

    With your aid, Tarlyn Caelith obtained the book of magic he was looking for. However, it is unclear if he will remember what has transpired, or be lucid enough to decipher the text to assist some of the trapped dreamers. You had best continue your efforts in other areas while he studies the text.




    Task rewards:

    315 platinum
    Experience
    Faction with Dream Delvers
    80 Dream Motes

    Known chest rewards (1 item + 1 spell per task):

    Bielaisk's Cape
    Conjurer's Orb
    Dream Destroyer's Hand
    Guardian's Greaves
    Knight Captain's Shield
    Mace of Dark Dreams
    Malleable Core of the Guardian
    Nesalie's Spell Gem
    Quentin's Outfit
    Shadow Warden's Rapier

    Minor Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Lesser Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Median Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Greater Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Glowing Nebulous Dream Fragment
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    the three different books
    # Apr 16 2015 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
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    The only tag that each of the three books has is Quest.
    Not Temporary, not No Trade. If you are going to do this task more than twice you can stockpile these.
    A spare book here and there means one time I'm not picking up a thing, just exploring and delivering.
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    Chanter
    # Sep 04 2011 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
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    A little late, but here's some tip

    If you have an chanter/bard, this quest becomes pretty easy. (Assuming your tank can handle the mobs)
    (my group is tank, rogue, chanter, merc healer x2, merc dps)

    #1
    66, 117, -1.8 (first floor)
    From entrance, once you enter the first big room, and then go into the next tunnel that's above the stairwell (also task updating point), there is a see invis.

    #2
    68, 240, -1.8 (first floor)
    See invis (roamer) at stairwell where you originally ask for the task. Roams between upstair hallway and to the base of stair.

    #3
    120, -70, 27 (second floor)
    See invis right in front of door that leads to Spiral staircase.

    #4
    37, -170, 91 (fourth floor)
    See invis at entrance to Sage room

    option 1:
    You can mez the first three see invis and run your whole team invised to the last see invis area hallway. After you kill sage, you can just backtrack or just drop down to first floor and kill stuff for the kill count.

    option 2: (what I do)
    Run team while mezzing see invis along the way until the THIRD see invis. Kill this one and clear all the way to Sage. Kill anything else you need for kill count.

    option 3: (for exp)
    kill all the things!

    Usually you should end up with like 1 or 2 extra copies of Old Spell Codex and Unusual Tome per run. Theres only 3 Worn Tome per run.

    Also, for the Sage fight, once you're ready to pull sage, its best for you to have your mercs avoid the AE mana drain. You can run your chars to the 3rd floor landing, leaving only your puller on 4th floor hallway. Set him/her/it to puller. This will cause the healer mercs on the 3rd floor reluctant on going upstairs. Run your party up to the corner of the hallway indicated by o. Try to tank at x, and your mercs should be able to avoid the AE. Some times, they will pop out to hallway if you go too far out (more towards Sage room). YMMV. Good luck.

    n Sage Room
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    n |___ |__| ___|
    n |__ ___|
    n | |__________
    n |______x___ |
    n |o |
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    n Stairwell from 3rd floor

    Edit- bah my diagram doesnt work. Just try to fight him in the middle of the hallway in front of the Sage room and hide behind the corner.

    Edited, Sep 4th 2011 1:08am by baketomato

    Edited, Sep 4th 2011 1:09am by baketomato
    See Invis
    # Oct 10 2011 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
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    I noticed the SI at point #3 isn't always an SI. I've had 3 instances where it was a non-SI mob.

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    plenty of books
    # Jun 22 2011 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
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    There appear to be more than 3 of each book, so don't worry about missing one or two, but do watch for them as you go, including checking side passages.
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    AA reward
    # Apr 03 2011 at 3:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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    at 3K+ AA's got about 4 AA's as the reward for this mission.
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    loot
    # Mar 03 2011 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
    always the damn robe =/
    Sage Weldan
    # Jan 14 2011 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
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    You don't hail Sage Weldan to make him agro. He is agro to start with.
    Excellent mission
    # Dec 31 2010 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
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    Pretty good mission if you can handle T4 trash mobs. The named isn't very tough. Got Quentin's outfit on our first run, which is a damn fine chest upgrade.

    Just watch out for weary assistants, they see invis and wander.

    Edited, Dec 31st 2010 10:07am by Sippin
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    Good Luck on Shield or Cape
    # Nov 29 2010 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
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    Have done 12 times, 1 cape, no shield (2 outfits and 1 greave--tribute yay)
    Good Luck on Shield or Cape
    # Dec 01 2010 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
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    Yep, 5 times so far and have seen 5 augs lol
    Fight info...
    # Nov 19 2010 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
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    Quote:
    Sage Weldan (fight information needed).


    Sage Weldan casts the following spells:
    Delusion Visage I
    Shadow Lore

    Other than the two listed spells, he melee's. Parsed his HP at 1,150,000 (1.1 million). Zone trash has about 700k hp. His dmg output through melee was only slightly higher than zone trash (~6k dps from Warden in comparison to ~4k from zone trash).

    There are two zone trash mobs standing right next to the Warden you will need to deal with either by pulling/splitting, rooting, mezing, etc.

    Edited, Nov 19th 2010 9:52am by Cylius
    Task steps...
    # Nov 19 2010 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
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    Quote:
    (Task steps needed.)


    Search the entrance for books 0/1 The Library
    Search the ground floor for books 0/1 The Library
    Search the mid-floor library for books 0/1 The Library
    Search the winding stairwell for books 0/1 The Library
    Search the top floor for books 0/1 The Library
    Deliver any unusual tomes found to Tarlyn 0/3 The Library
    Deliver any worn books found to Tarlyn 0/3 The Library
    Deliver any old spell codices found to Tarlyn 0/3 The Library
    Defeat any librarians that interfere 0/10 The Library
    Defeat any assistants that interfere 0/8 The Library
    Obtain information from Sage Weldan 0/1 The Library
    Obtain the ancient spellbook from Sage Weldan 0/1 The Library
    Return the ancient spellbook to Tarlyn Caelith 0/1 The Library
    Speak to Tarlyn Caelith 0/1 The Library
    Take your reward from the chest 0/1 The Library

    Edited, Nov 19th 2010 8:45am by Cylius
    Tier 4
    # Nov 08 2010 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
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    Warning!!
    This is a Tier 2 mission with Tier 4 mobs.

    Creatures here hit like truck.
    All NPC are yellow con to Level 90 player.
    Min hit is 1400+ on a max mod2 tank.

    Tho,its easy to single pull with a SK puller.
    No AE(except Named),no cast,no nasty proc.
    99% mobs here are pure melee.

    Gives 80 Dream Motes per mission.
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    Other things I have looted from this misson's chest
    # Nov 03 2010 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
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    Malleable Core of the Guardian and Conjurer's orb also can drop from chest.
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