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|Prerequisite Quests: Testing the Waters and For My Information.
Seek out Krama Alaeus in The Overthere in the outpost just inside and to the left as your heading in. At /loc +1425, +1274, +1.
This is a shared task.
Krama has asked you to help her learn about the scorpiki.
You receive Ancient Iksar Message.
Task Window Says: Talk to the Combine spell casters to find one that can cast an illusion on you so you can look like an old iksar merchant. Krama figures that is they dealt with merchants back then, maybe they will now.
Find an indagatrix materia salus inside a building by the shore and hand her the Ancient Iksar Message. The rest of the group will need to say restore to indagatrix materia salus to get the illusion.
Task Window Says: See if you can speak with the scorpiki with this illusion.
From the previous step, if you got the iksar illusion cast on you, head down in the valley where all the scorpiki are. I got the update for this step near the entrance of the tunnel leading to Howling Stones. Keep hailing them until they respond.
If you die with the illusion on you can go back to an indagator materia salus and say restore to get a new illusion cast on you.
Task Window Says: Find out about these Manus scorpiki that the exiled scorpiki mentioned.
Even when you have the illusion, there are some mobs that are KoS to you in the valley so be careful.
Visit the the valley and hail the scorpiki until the task updates.
You say, 'Hail, a scorpikis scrounger'
A scorpikis scrounger says, 'Great one! I am your servant. I currently lead the Manus and am here to [serve]. How can we help you, great one? What little we have is yours.'
Your task 'What Makes a Scorpiki?' has been updated.
You say, 'serve'
A scorpikis scrounger says, 'We have kept the temple as required. We do not forget the god that made us. We teach our children the ways. We only wonder why you have [abandoned] us?'
You say, 'abandoned'
A scorpikis scrounger says, 'Lifetimes have passed while we guarded the sacred places and you have not come. We worried that we had done something wrong. Was it the foolish [Tarsus] that angered you? Have we angered you? What can we do to please god?'
You say, 'Tarsus'
A scorpikis scrounger says, 'They think themselves superior, but we know they falter in their duties. They have shirked their duty. They have allowed unfit to live, unworthy to remain in the temple. It must be them that [have angered] you.'
You say, 'have angered'
A scorpikis scrounger says, 'I knew it to be true. This is a relief to us, great one. It will be pleasure to watch god's wrath punish them.' Bows its head in humility, no longer able to speak.'
Task Window Says: It seems that there are several clans or tribes of scorpiki. See if you can find the ones called Tarsus.
Say Tarsus to scorpiki down in the valley until the task updates.
It spawns out of the valley up top and should roam around the entire valley. Kill it.
Once dead, everyone in the group will be given a Massive Scorpiki Tail.
Task Window Says: Blank
In the western temple in the valley, someone in the group give the tail to the scorpikis until one of them accepts it.
You have been given: Sacred Scorpiki Scroll
Task Window Says: Blank.
Right-click the scroll. A yellow message appears:
It is an old scroll, apparently notes written in ancient iksar by someone using a fancy script. You can't read it. You are unsure who could.
Task Window Says: Open the scroll and read it. Maybe Karama can understand the writing. Try giving it to her.
1 person in the group gives Krama Alaeus the Sacred Scorpiki Scroll.
Krama Alaeus says, 'Interesting! I'm afraid I'm no great scholar, especially not in things related to ancient iksar. Maybe you can find someone that is an expert. Perhaps some iksar scholar someplace.'
You have been given: Sacred Scorpiki Scroll
Task Window Says: Well, someone must be able to read ancient iksar. Krama suggested finding a scholar that is actually an iksar, which makes sense.
In Plane of Knowledge, hand in Sacred Scorpiki Scroll to Scholar Klaz over by all the Research vendors near the small bank.
Scholar Klaz says 'What is this? He opens the scroll with great care. 'I Haven't seen anything this old since someone brought me...wait...this handwriting looks familiar.' Klaz pulls a thin book from his robes. 'This is a [treasure] recently given to me by an adventurer.' He opens it and holds it up next to the scroll.'
You say, "treasure'
Scholar Klaz says 'This is an artifact from Iksar history, a diary written by Emperor Atrebe. Apparently he has returned from another realm, bringing with him great powers. This is the diary he kept while he was there. The writing on your scroll matches the early script in this diary. Unfortunately the Emperor's writing grew sloppy as the diary proceeds, but there is no mistake, [what is written] here was penned by Emperor Atrebe Sathir.'
You say, "what is written'
Scholar Klaz says 'What, oh, of course.' Klaz returns his attention to the scroll. 'Unfortunately the paper was not well kept and has water and rot damage. From what I can understand this talks about creation of beings from two species. There are partial spells here too that must have been part of the magic. The most interesting bit, at least to me, is about scorpions. This implies that Emperor Atrebe may have created those monstrosities we call scorpiki. It also mentions something about a leader called Aculeus. From context, I suspect this is not an individual, however, but a group of some sort. I must ask you if I [can keep] this for our library.'
You say, "can keep'
Scholar Klaz says 'Wonderful. Thank you. If you need anything from the researchers of the great library, please feel free to ask.'
Task Window Says: Blank.
Hail Krama Alaeus in The Overthere outpost.
Task Windows Says: See if you can find the Aculeus mentioned in the scroll. It seems logical that they would hold the largest temple.
To get the iksar illusion again say restore to an indagatrix materia salus inside the outpost.
Then head to the Howling Stones area in the valley. Go into the tunnel and go straight all the way back and to the east end room. Hail one of the scorpikis with your illusion on. It should update the task.
Task Window Says: ???
a sorcerous scorpiki spawns in the back east room where you hailed, it roams out of the room. Kill it.
It casts Poisonous Cloud. PB AE that does 95959 damage and 4500 mana drain every 6 seconds for up to 24 seconds. Also has a 35% chance to interrupt spell casting every 6 seconds.
Other scorpiki will not assist in the fight as long as you have the illusion on.
You say. 'Hail, Krama Alaeus'
Krama Alaeus says, 'Well, that's interesting. So it seems they have learned a lot since being created and subjugated to Atrebe. If one of them has learned some powerful magic, then I wonder what is next for them? I thank you for what you have taught me, but I don't think we should continue this line of research. More tampering will undoubtedly cause harm to their community.'
Partisan of The Overthere
212 Platinum, 5 Gold
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