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THE PLANE OF WAR:
Access Quests: #1 - Field of Strife & Mines | #2a - Castle Rulnavis | #2b - Castle Tamrel | #3 - The Grandmaster's Tower
Castle Rulnavis Quests: #1 - Defending the Castle | #2 - A Colossal Task | #3 - Tactical Strike
Castle Tramrel Quests: #1 - The Tamrel Trials | #2 - A New Colonel In Town | Edmuund's Plight
Quests in the Mines: Katka's Cause | Deserving of Battle
Named Spawns & Locations: Hunter of the Plane of War
Castle Faction Quests: Castle Rulnavis | Castle Tamrel | Escape to Tamrel
This is a quest advanced via character flags. It is not a task.
This quest grants you access to the Field of Strife (the southern half of the open area in the zone) and the mines (entered through the lava tunnel in the basement of the Plane of Tactics).
The Sphinx Tithe
You say, 'Hail, Etsinthinikonarifet.'
Etsinthinikonarifet glares down at you askance, more preoccupied with her reflection on your presence than on acknowledging your greeting. She speaks, 'This one has crossed the Zekarian to greet Etsinthinikonarifet, sister of Zayenaekk, former servant of Murdunk, sentinel to the Field of Strife without [tithe]? Such misfortune that our gates now usher in such uncouth vagabonds.'
You say, 'What tithe?'
Etsinthinikonarifet says, 'This one speaks to Etsinthinikonarifet with an indubitable sedulousness antipodal to the irreverence she has suffered since the Tribunal's judgement. There is hope for this one to step onto the Field of Strife for a test of brawn, but first they must display cunning. This one should not return without proper tithe.'
Etsinthinikonarifet glares down at you askance, less amused by your return than your initial encounter. She speaks, 'This one speaks to Etsinthinikonarifet, sister of Zayenaekk, former servant of Murdunk, sentinel to the Field of Strife still without tithe?'
A Visit to Prison
You say, 'Hail, Zayenaekk'
Zayenaekk flaps her wings and raises her chain high and proud as she gazes down upon _____, 'You stand before Zayenaekk -- servant of Murdunk and prisoner now of the Tribunal. There is nothing more to this being than the formerly stated. Move along, mortal. This is not a realm for the free to wander.'
Zayenaekk flaps her wings and raises her chin high and proud as she gazes down upon _____, 'You stand before Zayenaekk -- servant of Murdunk and prisoner now of the Tribunal. Years it has been since these hall heralded in the free, yet none have approached this being bearing more than idle curiosity. Still though, the slothful ineptitude of your tongue betrays your purpose. Speak my name in proper tetrameter as you would to Sivrn.'
You say, 'Za`ye`na`ekk'
Zayenaekk nods approvingly, her sapphire eyes projecting the faintest modicum of respect, 'You address Zayenaekk with purpose and for that you have earned the right to ask a single question. What is it that you wish to know?'
You say, 'What tithe does Etsinthinikonarifet seek?'
Zayenaekk glares at you, upset by your lackadaisical lack of pentameter.
You say, 'What tithe does Ets`in`thini`konar`ifet seek?"
Zayenaekk says, 'You seek the blessing of Zayenaekk's sister. You have asked for something this being's imprisonment has robbed from it's memory.' The sphinx smiles, 'The irony may be lost on your kind, but you are owed an answer. It seems time has little hold on you. Seek audience with our master and address him in his native tongue as it seems to be more your speed.'
Traveling Through Time
Murdunk ignores you.
You say, 'Hail Murdunk'
Murdunk says, in Ogre, 'My time is valuable, _____, state your purpose or begone.'
You say, 'I need to speak to Zayenaekk'
Murdunk says, in Ogre, 'Such brazen insolence from a rankless, _____?' The warlord roars with laughter, 'Very well, Dark Elf. I will grant you audiance with my most trusted and sacred advisor if you return to me with my trusty bastard sword. Our damned enemies must have fed it to their pet after I dropped it in battle. I believe it's name is.... Tanti-something....'
Back to the Future
As you reach down to lift the heavy iron sword your hand mysteriously passes right through the blade as if it were merely air.
You reach down and pick up the heavy iron sword.
Far More Tarnished Than Thought
Murdunk grabs the blade tightly and holds it up in front of his face. He swings it violently to the side to flick away small bits of alligator excrement. He returns the blade to his sight and surveys it carefully, 'Strange, far more tarnished than I would have expected, almost as if it has been rusting for years.' He shrugs, 'Well, I did not expect you to return alive from this fool's errand but a deal's a deal. My advisor Zayenaekk remains protected in the southwestern most tunnel off of our capital. This key will provide you entrance to her chamber.'
A Hidden Sphinx
You place the key into an inconspicuously placed keyhole and enter the chamber.
You say, 'Hail, Zayenaekk'
Zayenaekk tilts her head and looks at you somewhat bewildered, 'A stranger approaches Zayenaekk and addresses her with due diligence. Of all this one has foreseen, this comes as a surprise. What is it that you seek, _____?'
You say, 'I seek the blessing of your sister'
Zayenaekk says, 'Then it is the marriage of cunning and brawn you must perform. A weapon of our enemy empowered with the essence of our realm. She will find this pleasing. Commit these notes to memory and present her with what you create.'
With these words you find yourself banished from the Sphinx's chambers.
You must present Etsinthinikonarifet with the marriage of cunning and brawn. A weapon of our enemy empowered with the essence of our realm.
No weapon better exemplifies the raw power that our foes possess than a compound bow shaped with the stonewood branches of their arboreans and tied with the steely fibers of the vegerogs.
Once you have crafted or obtained one of these mighty bows, use your fletching skills to place in its sight a Zekarian Diamond. Present this offering to her and her blessings will be yours.
Tribute Fodder, No Longer
Stonewood Compound Bow (crafted via Fletching, 335 Trivial; minimum 220 skill required)
- 2x Planar Steel Bow Cam (crafted via Tinkering, 282 Trivial)
--- 1x Jar of Clockwork Grease (crafted via Tinkering, no-fail)
------ 2x Clockwork Grease (dropped by clockworks in Secrets of Faydwer zones)
------ 1x Small Grease Jar (crafted via Pottery Kiln, 17 Trivial)
--------- 1x Quality Firing Sheet (from pottery vendors)
--------- 1x Unfired Small Grease Jar (crafted via Pottery Wheel, 31 Trivial)
------------ 1x Block of Clay (from pottery vendors)
------------ 1x Small Grease Jar Sketch (from pottery vendors)
------------ 1x Water Flask (from general supply vendors)
--- 1x Planar Steel Bolts (returned in the combine for "Planar Steel Gears")
--- 1x Planar Steel Gears (crafted via Smithing, 102 Trivial)
------ 1x Brick of Immaculate Steel (dropped by elementals and stone creatures in the Plane of Earth)
------ 1x Cam Parts Mold (from smithing vendors)
------ 1x File (from smithing vendors)
- 1x Planing Tool (from Fletching vendors)
- 1x Stonewood Bow Staff (dropped by treants in the Plane of Earth)
- 1x Vegerog Fiber String (crafted via Tailoring, 162 Trivial)
--- 1x Clump of Wax (from Tailoring vendors)
--- 2x Vegerog Vine (dropped by vegerogs in the Plane of Earth)
Venturing Into the Zekarian
Ready For Strife
You say, 'Hail, Etsinthinikonarifet'
Etsinthinikonarifet looks down upon you with renewed interest. She speaks, 'This one returns to Etsinthinikonarifet bearing proper tithes of war?'
Etsinthinikonarifet shouts 'Another has proved themselves worthy to enter the Field of Strife.'
Etsinthinikonarifet smiles and says, 'Place your hand upon the door and take your place among the Warlord's chosen.'
- Experience (12 AAs at Level 100)
- 850 platinum
- Access to the Field of Strife and the Mines within the Plane of War
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