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|Prerequisite Quests: Soldier of Air, Fight Fire, and any one Trial of Smoke, and Prisoner's Dilemma.
You get this solo task from Great Sky Ocean in Stratos. She is located at -82, +676, +239 on the island where the Udex's spawn near the pond. She is on the Find tool.
You say, 'Hail, Great Sky Ocean'
Great Sky Ocean says, 'What? Well, I am unsurprised. Heart of Flawless Brass has never forgiven me for proving to her that I am a far better singer and poet than she. It was a formal contest and the Udex showed no doubt that I proved the better that day. The question is, is she petty enough to begin a war to get revenge upon me. I believe so, though why she would think that I would volunteer for battle, or be ordered to it, I do not know. War is not a skill I have ever tried to be good at. I do thank you for your information, mortal. I will certainly avoid the battle now. However, if you seek to end this war as this Star Stealing Sage wishes, well, I may have good [news].'
You say, 'news'
You have been assigned the task 'Palace of Embers'.
Task Window: Star Stealing Sage has suggested that you should get into the palace in Aalishai and find the contract that was signed to begin the potentially devastating war between the efreeti and the djinn. To do so you need a reason to enter or nobody will sign a writ for you. So he suggests that you might be able to convince Great Sky Ocean to help you with that, since the war in some way seems to involve her.
You receive Challenge Contract.
Great Sky Ocean says, 'Good news for you, somewhat frightening news for me. I can tell you more about the contract, even if that means risking my reputation and even my life. It seems like little enough of a price.' She sings in a quiet voice as she weaves magical signs. Her voice is quite lovely, with a soft resonance that stays with you even after she stops singing and hands you a small blue gem. 'This should serve. I am willing to participate in a contest with the queen if needed, but I must admit that I would rather not be in her presence while she desires my demise. I trust you to make the proper decisions and help find a solution to this foolish war.'
1. Find someone that you can force to give you access to Aalishai. 0/1 Empyr: Realms of Ash
Task Window: Unfortunately you need someone to sign a writ of entry for Aalishai and then the palace itself so that you may deliver the challenge. Usually it isn't too hard to manage access to Aalishai, but the war and the fact that you are a mortal makes this a challenge. You will have to find someone with the right to sign such a writ and force or cajole them into giving you one. The challenge will give them enough excuse to do so without their expecting repercussions. You will need to draw someone out of Aalishai that has the power to give you a writ to enter. To get someone of note to come out you will have to cause a notable disruption. Find something or someone they value and destroy it or them. That should draw attention.
Kill mobs to spawn a quest named. We killed "A pyre armor" until "Flame Consuming Hand" spawned.
You say, 'Hail, Flame Consuming Hand'
Flame Consuming Hand says, 'Are you the one that has been harming my charges? Not that you would [admit] such a thing facing one such as me!'
You say, 'admit'
Flame Consuming Hand says, 'You admit it! Then I shall snuff you out!'
Attack him and lower its health until 9%. He then stops fighting.
You say, 'Hail, Flame Consuming Hand'
Flame Consuming Hand says, 'You seek entry into Aalishai? Why should I grant you such and betray my queen and myself?'
You say, 'we will kill you if you do not'
You receive Writ of Entry - Aalishai
Your task 'Palace of Embers' has been updated.
Flame Consuming Hand says, 'Here, this will get you in to Aalishai. Deliver your challenge and then leave in all haste, if you know what is good for you.'
Flame Consuming Hand says, 'I have many duties, but one is my primary. You may have what you seek so long as you no longer harm my charges.'
2. Find someone that you can force to give you access to the palace. 0/1 Aalishai: Palace of Embers
Task Window: Perhaps the same sort of disruption will work in Aalishai itself. You need to draw someone out of the palace with the authority to let you in. You suspect that an Udex would have that power, but would never do so for reasons other than his work, something like bringing a witness in. The seneschal would, but he almost never leaves the palace. You will have to figure out what disruption will work.
Pull stuff from in/around the pools on the south side to spawn "All Consuming Sound", a quest named.
In Aalishai you can kill any type of mob (water, fire, earth, air) they each spawn their own ambassador and all the ambassadors will work to allow you access to the palace. Each ambassdor has a different name: All Consuming Sound = Water, Descending Light's Laughter = Earth, Warrior's Flowing Mind = Fire, and Air = ???? need info
3. You will have to kill the ambassador to prevent him from reporting what you have done. 0/1 Aalishai: Palace of Embers
Task Window: The ambassador's threat to alert the guards and have you killed the moment you enter the palace seems real. You have no choice but to prevent that from happening.
You say, Hail, All Consuming Sound
All Consuming Sound says, Why would you attack the emissaries of which I am in charge? Do not make me [kill you]
You say, kill you
All Consuming Sound says, Threats! All you mortals have is your threats! I will teach you what is truly threatening!
At this point he attacks and you kill him down to 10% where he goes inactive. He casts 2 spells :
- Belching Flames (directional fire AE 250', 125555 dmg nuke, 88888 per tick dot)
- Consuming Sound (single target unresistable, 99555 dmg per tick dot, decrease attack speed by 90%).
You say, Hail, All Consuming Sound
All Consuming Sound says, Leave off, mortal! I have had enough, I yield. What would you have of me?
You say, We seek entry to Aalishai
All Consuming Sound says, I can see that you think you need to enter the palace. Take this writ and enter. But know this, I will be there before you and shall order the guards to kill you on sight! Just because I have given you the right to enter, does not mean I promise your safety!
All Consuming Sound says, I cannot allow you to continue your horrendous murdering of my people, so you may have my writ. I admit that you have a legitimate need. But your method of acquiring what you wish is completely unacceptable. I have done as you ask, and therefore must expect you to keep your word. But I make no promise not tell the palace guards how you obtained your writ. They will kill you for what you have done!
You receive "Writ of Entry - Aalishai Palace" on your cursor. You may kill him now.
HINT - Before you leave the zone INVIS and click the DOOR on the castle in the middle of the zone your see some yellow text and the "Writ of Entry - Aalishai Palace" will be gone from your bag.
4. Return the challenge to Great Sky Ocean. 0/1 Stratos: Zephyr's Flight
Task Window: Great Sky Ocean seemed reluctant to offer the challenge to the efreeti queen. You no longer need it, as you have a writ to enter the palace in Aalishai. Return the challenge to Great Sky Ocean
Hail Great Sky Ocean.
Great Sky Ocean says, How wonderful! I am pleased that you chose not to give Heart of Flawless Brass the opportunity to challenge me again. I hope you were able to achieve your goals. It seems to me that your next step is to get into the palace and find the contract for the war. This will be very dangerous, I am certain, so I would understand if you chose not to continue on this path. But you have already risked much on our behalf, it would seem a shame not to [see it through].
Give her back the Challenge Contract she gave you at the start of the task.
354 platinum 1 gold 6 silver 7 copper
You gain experience!
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