Alternate Access: Qvic(Normal):
There are four pieces of Riftbreaker's armor which you need to obtain in order to zone into Qvic.
First Piece: Riftbreaker's Belt
Find Tulima in Riwwi (location?). You must have warmly faction with Yunjo Slave Resistance to speak with her. You can raise this faction by killing kyvs, mastruqs, and aneuks in Riwwi.
You say, 'Hail, Tulima Erandi'
Tulima Erandi breathes a sigh of relief. 'Thank you, ______. I have no doubt that those hynids would have torn me to shreds had you not intervened. The legion is ruthless as it is cruel. They care nothing about their maltreatment of my land or its people.' She leans forward and speaks in a hushed tone, 'Listen up. On my last escape attempt I met up with a yunjo named Dramudi. He swore to me that he had overheard one of the Mastruq describing how to cross the barrier into Qvic, the Prayer Grounds of Calling without the need for fragments of the High Temple. This process is much less treacherous than venturing into the depths of Uqua and Ikkinz, but would require an escort to Qvic for completion. This may affect your decision on whether to pursue this, but the least I can do to repay your kindness is offer you a look. Are you [interested], ______?'
You say, 'I am interested.'
Your faction standing with Yunjo Slave Resistance got better.
Tulima Erandi slips a Stone Statuette into your palm. 'Give this to Dramudi. When we fled from our captors he carved it for me, as a gift. He will know that I entrusted you with it and give you further information. Farewell, ______. I will attempt to leave this place for good. Pray that I am not recaptured.'
Receive a Carved Stone Statuette. Bring this to a harvester named Dramudi in Barindu (location: +415, -72). You must have warmly faction with Yunjo Slave Resistance and Nihil(one? the other? both? please confirm).
You say, 'Hail, Harvester Dramudi'
Harvester Dramudi pauses at his work. 'Hold up for a moment. That's the statuette I carved for Tulima! Let me see it, please!'
Give the Statuette to Harvester Dramudi.
Harvester Dramudi says 'So . . . You saved her from a fate worse than death, eh? Thank you. I care little for my own life, but Tulima is precious to me. Her freedom and well-being is worth more than all the platinum in the world. I will tell you what you wish to know. I overheard Mastruq Oltix complaining a few weeks back . . . You see, Oltix is the overseer of the harvesters. He helps run things here but he has great aspirations: ambitions that far exceed his abilities. He wishes to [ascend in the ranks] of the legion and find a place in Qvic among the more powerful Muramites.'
You gain experience!!
You say, 'Ascend in the ranks?'
Harvester Dramudi says 'From what I was able to gather, this is how it works. The Muramites have organized their forces such that the most powerful and high-ranking officials preside over the temples of Qvic and beyond. They wear [ornamentation] that serves as both badges of accomplishment and as a means to break through the [barrier]. To obtain this ornamentation, they must undergo a series of tests to prove their adeptness in various aspects of strength, loyalty, cunning, and arcane power. Oltix was able to prove his loyalty to the legion without a shadow of a doubt, but his other abilities were found . . . Lacking. He was furious. He screamed and ranted for hours, and I took the opportunity to [eavesdrop].'
You say, 'Eavesdrop?'
Your faction standing with Nihil got better.
Harvester Dramudi says 'I listened while he fumed and carried on. Oltix has a decorative belt that he earned for demonstrating his loyalty. I've seen it myself. Though one would think he would show pride in his achievement, it only serves to remind him of his successive failures and that he will never realize his aspirations. He's gone nearly mad with rage, blaming everyone but himself for his shortcomings. He takes out his anger and frustration on innocent slaves, _____. I want you to kill him, and I want to know that he died by my blade. Take this stone carving knife and plunge it into his black heart. As for me, I'm going to look for Tulima again. I hope she and I can be reunited. Good luck.'
You receive a Sharpened Stone Blade. Your next target will be Overseer Oltix (location -177, -38) and will have to hit him with the blade. Once you do that, the blade will disappear. Kill the Overseer, loot the Riftbreaker's Belt and weekly report, and head to Kod'Taz.
Second Piece: Riftbreaker's Right Bracelet
Take the report you looted to Pixtt Nemis in Kod'Taz (location -490, -930). Be prepared for battle and speak to him.
Pixtt Nemis says, 'Aha, thought you could catch me off guard, didn't you? Sem`tach sent assassins but she didn't know I was prepared. Guards, kill them. Kill them all.'
Two guards named "Pixtt Nemis`s Guard" spawn and attack . After killing them, you must kill Nemis. Upon Nemis's death, Pixtt Sem`Tach will spawn immediately. Kill him and loot the Riftbreaker's Right Bracelet.
Third Piece: Riftbreaker's Left Bracelet
Find and speak with a malicious trusik (location -1090, -1600) in the Primal caves of Yxtta.
You say, 'Hail, a malicious trusik'
a malicious trusik says 'Hail yourself, ______. The mere sight of you disgusts me. You're just like all the rest of them - here seeking honor and glory without giving a second thought to those who were displaced by this invasion. Greed is your motivation. I can see it in your eyes. The only way to get your attention is by waving around artifacts and other magical trinkets. Hmph. No better than the Legion of Mata Muram. Oh, you think you're so different? [Prove to me] that you share nothing in common with the rest of the filthy invaders, then.'
You say, 'I will prove it to you.'
a malicious trusik says 'Very well! You should know beforehand that I have nothing to offer. All you will gain for assisting me is the unwanted attention of some extremely angry Muramites. Perhaps Ikaav Quyes herself would make an appearance if you do the job adequately. Yes, I said adequately. I would expect nothing more from you, ______. From here in this dank cave, there is not much we can do to retaliate against the legion, but the indigenous creatures have given me a wonderful idea. If we were to forge a potent toxin from the denizens of these caverns and used it to poison the water supply in Yxtta, that would get their attention. That would remind the invader scum that we're still here, and that we're not about to let them thrive in comfort while we rot away in the darkness! [Still interested], ______, or do you have more pressing matters to tend to?'
You say, 'I am still interested.'
a malicious trusik wrings her hands, almost unconsciously, 'Yes. This will be quite a treat. Seek out the cragbeast and recover three globules of their bile. The spiders might put up a bit of a fight, but we will need three of their venom sacs. Lastly, you will need to crack open the mandibles of the crag beetles and find three helpings of their spittle. When you have all you need, combine them in this container and return it to me for the final touches.'
You receive a nine-slot container, Reinforced Poison Satchel. You need to collect the following items:
Three Crag Beetle Spittles (crag beetles)
Three Cavern Spider Venom Sacs (dark cavern spiders)
Three Globules of Cragbeast Bile (ravenous cragbeasts)
Combine these in the container and hand the result to the malicious trusik.
a malicious trusik goes to work immediately, extracting toxins from the components you provided. She mixes the results in a vial and presents it at arms length. 'Ugh, this smells horrible. Get it away from me, _____. Stop wasting time standing around here, playing with the beetles. Take this to the statue pouring water into the basin, and prepare for a quick retaliation from the legion. They won't be pleased that their primary source of water has been tainted.'
You receive a Vial of Foul Toxins with which you need to poison the muramite's water source. The east pool statue is at loc +15, +35, -453, a lot of mobs are around this area. This in turn spawns an angry mob: Pixtt Quyes who hits for about 1300. This mob drops the Riftbreaker's Left Bracelet. The pool has about 25 min cool down on it being re-poisoned if your doing this for multiple characters.
Fourth Piece: Riftbreaker's Binding
The chest piece of Riftbreaker's armor drops from raid encounters in Qvic. Confirmed to have dropped from Cynosure Kvanjji and Iqthinxa Karnkvi. Bring some friends.
Once you have obtained the four armor pieces, zone into Kod'Taz from Natimbi using the Kod'Taz stone and all items will disappear off your body.
You are now flagged for Qvic access.
Your /key should say: You can pass freely through the barrier surrounding Qvic.Best the Taskmistress(Normal):
You say, 'Hail, Ranguali'
Ranguali squints and stares as if sizing you up. 'Another adventurer come to the coliseum looking for fame and glory? Hmph. You have no idea what you're up against. [Taskmistress Krisz] would destroy you in the blink of an eye. She keeps the slaves here in line and she keeps the Legion of Mata Muram in line. Only a fool would dare to even look at her wrong, much less incur her wrath.'
You say, 'Who is Taskmistress Krisz?'
Ranguali says 'Did you not hear a word I said? She's dangerous beyond your wildest imagination. I've seen her cut a man in half with a single swing.' He shrugs and continues, 'If by some chance you're several orders of magnitude more powerful than the other imbeciles that faced her and failed, come speak with me after you've defeated Krisz. There are [rewards] to be had for besting the Taskmistress and I've made it my business to learn all about them.'
You say, 'What rewards?'
If you don't have evidence of her death:
Ranguali looks at you quizzically. 'You . . . have to kill her first. You realize this? Come back to me if and ONLY if you've killed Krisz and have something to show for it. Otherwise, don't waste my time.'
Fur of Taskmistress Krisz
If you have the Fur of Taskmistress Krisz in your inventory:
Ranguali says 'Well now. I see you recovered a section of the Taskmistress's fur. She always did pride herself on the sheen of her coat.' He nods and continues, 'You can take advantage of her grooming habits by sewing together a bag from the fur. Unfortunately there's not enough here to work with. You would need four more lengths of Pristine Ixt Fur.'
Combine the Fur of Taskmistress Krisz with 4 x Pristine Ixt Fur in a sewing kit or loom (no-fail combine) to produce a Braided Horsehair Handbag.
Taskmistress Krisz's Head
If you have Taskmistress Krisz's Head in your inventory, you see this:
Ranguali says 'Yes, that is exactly what I wanted to see. The head of Taskmistress Krisz herself. There's bound to be someone out there that would reward you handsomely for this grisly trophy. She made an awful lot of enemies. Keep your eyes open.'
Caridwi in Yxxta is who you want (in the Primal Caves).
For information about getting past the locked door to the Primal Caves, see this quest entry.
You say, 'Hail, Caridwi'
Caridwi is whistling an unusual tune. As she speaks, her song continues. The overlapping effect of the music and her melodious voice is haunting. 'Greetings, ______. It's not often that someone visits me here. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw another person. Ever since that day in the Coliseum my life has been so strange. Time has all but lost its meaning, and I see the most unusual things. Have you come to hear my [story], or would you like me to explain what the world looks like [through my eyes]?'
You say, 'Through your eyes.'
Caridwi says 'It's difficult to describe. Things that used to be clear to me are now non-distinct, and . . . I see visions . . . that are inexplicably real but defy all common logic. It's as if the world has changed around me. As I gaze upon you everything is a blur. I'm sorry. Please take no offense.'
You say, 'What's your story?'
Caridwi smiles and nods emphatically. 'It would be my pleasure to relate my story to you, ______. My passion is beautiful music and my songs bring hope to people when they need it most. I shared this gift with my fellow nihil in Riwwi and anyone else who would listen, as I share it now with you. One day the Taskmistress arrived to check on her underlings in the Coliseum. She heard my voice and slowly trotted up to me. She seemed genuinely interested in the effect my music had on the other Nihil. I remember smiling politely and singing her one of my favorite ballads, but suddenly everything went black. As far as I can tell I've been in this place ever since. What happened that day, I wonder? What became of the Taskmistress? My thoughts always return to her for some reason, as if our fates are entwined.'
Give her Taskmistress Krisz's Head. She will despawn and respawn as Caridwi the Avenged on the same spot, still targeted.
Caridwi the Avenged gasps. Her ghostly skin grows even more pale as she comes to grips with her fate. 'Oh my. She . . . killed me, didn't she? Krisz slew me in front of everyone I knew and loved. Her fate is entwined with mine no longer. I will sing one last song and then leave this world. Thank you for avenging me, ______. The leather choker around Krisz's neck may prove of some use to you.'
You gain experience!!
You gain experience!!
You receive a Choker of Centaur Slaying.
You say, 'Hail, Caridwi the Avenged'
Caridwi the Avenged is whistling an unusual tune. As she speaks, her song continues. The overlapping effect of the music and her melodious voice is haunting. 'Greetings, ______. It's not often that someone visits me here. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw another person. Ever since that day in the Coliseum my life has been so strange. Time has all but lost its meaning, and I see the most unusual things. Have you come to hear my [story], or would you like me to explain what the world looks like [through my eyes]?'
The prompts result in the same dialogues as normal Caridwi provides.
Hilt of a Snapped Blade
If you have the Hilt of a Snapped Blade from Taskmistress Krisz in your inventory, you see:
Ranguali grins, his eyes gleaming. 'Incredible work, ______. You did it! I wish I could have seen the look on her face when she died. Now, what you have here is half of a legendary weapon called Equifinis. All you need to do is locate the other half and reforge the blade. The hilt should merge with its missing half easily when heated over the coals of a forge.'
Tip of a Snapped Blade
Pieces of a Snapped Blade
If you have the Hilt of a Snapped Blade from Taskmistress Krisz and the Tip of a Snapped Blade from various named in Yxxta, Ranguali will congratulate you and explain how to complete the weapon (dialogues needed). This involves combining the two quest items in a forge (no-fail combine).
You can no longer advance your skill from making this item.
You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Equifinis.
Block of Jade-flecked Clay
If you have the Block of Jade-flecked Clay in your inventory:
Ranguali says 'And what's this, ______? A block of special clay that you wrested from Krisz. It's magical, obviously. Even a novice potter could sculpt with the clay if they had the right sketch to work from. Hmm. Assuming you located such a sketch, it would only require water and sculpting tools to finish the job.'
Combine the Block of Jade-flecked Clay, Centaur Figurine Sketch (random drop from mobs in Yxtta), Sculpting Tools and Water Flask in a Pottery Wheel to craft an Unfired Centaur Figurine (trivial 15, no-fail combine); you get the Sculpting Tools back. Combine the Unfired Centaur Figurine with a High Quality Firing Sheet in a Kiln to craft a Chiseled Jade Figurine (trivial 15, no-fail combine).
You have become better at Pottery! (10)
You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Unfired Centaur Figurine.
You have become better at Pottery! (11)
You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Chiseled Jade Figurine.