'The prophecy will come to pass at last. Take my knowledge... the knowledge of our lord. I will not last much longer. This sickness will kill me like the others. There is one other who can help you. He claims to know some weakness of these creatures, seek him at the smelting furnaces near the mines. Now I must tell you the secret of the key.'
The 'one other' he refers to is an iksar foreman in the mines. Tell him about Elder Glanoxx.
You say, 'Elder Glanoxx sent me.'
an Iksar foreman says 'So you've been talking to Elder Glanoxx eh? The disease has addled his mind, claiming gods speak to him. Nothing more than fever dreams if you ask me. Sometimes though... one could almost hope it was true. No! The fanatics will not catch me with unclean thoughts. If only there were some way to take advantage of the weakness I've discovered.'
You say, 'What weakness?'
an Iksar foreman says 'Shhh... Be quiet the Taskmasters have sharp hearing. There is a green metal found in the mines that our masters despise. We must carefully separate it from the ore before working with the purified metal. Any tainted metal is quickly destroyed. Many a slave has lost their life for not properly purifying the metal. I'm convinced the secret to the master's weakness lies in the tainted metal.'
You say, 'What tainted metal?'
an Iksar foreman says 'Yes, though none of us would dare wield a sacred weapon of the masters perhaps you could. Forge one of their weapons and some of the green metal from the mines and you can taint the metal of the weapon. Their own corrupted weapons shall be the instrument of their downfall.'
Elder Glanoxx looks like he's been sick for some time. He looks at you for a moment and motions for something to drink.
Hand him a Water Flask.
Elder Glanoxx says 'Are you here for them... are you here to release us?'
You say, 'I am here to release you.'
Elder Glanoxx says 'The ones that keep us here... the ones who defy the gods. They must be destroyed. I cannot recall a time outside of this place, but I believe the stories. I trust that we are from somewhere else. These creatures claim to be gods. They claim to have created us from the filth of the mines. This cannot be. I have seen the face of our true god. He told me of their blasphemy. He came to me and handed me the knowledge of how to reach their Emperor. He taught me to resist the prying magic of the fanatics. Are you the crusaders of prophecy... the ones who walk in the mist?'
You say, 'We are the crusaders of prophecy.'
Elder Glanoxx says 'The prophecy will come to pass at last. Take my knowledge... the knowledge of our lord. I will not last much longer. This sickness will kill me like the others. There is one other who can help you. He claims to know some weakness of these creatures, seek him at the smelting furnaces near the mines. Now I must tell you the secret of the key.'
You say, 'What is the secret of the key?'
Elder Glanoxx says 'There is a pouch to be found. It was specially made and requires three separate components to function. Seek out the Idol of Zazuzh and the Ring of Zeruzsh. These items are kept by the Emperor's must loyal Taskmasters. Place with them the Ssreashzian Insignia. This item will be much harder to acquire. I am sure you will be successful... our lord walks with you. Please be swift.'
In the basement of the temple, kill named Taskmasters or Warden Mekuzh until you obtain a Taskmaster's Pouch. Then kill Commander Zazuzh, on the first floor, and obtain the Zazuzh's Idol. Then kill Commander Zeruzsh, on the second floor, to get the ring. Then go to the imperial guard chamber and kill the guards until one of the named Mobs spawns. They drop the insignia.
Combine the idol, ring and insignia in the pouch and you will receive the Ring of the Shissar, which gets you into the Emperor's Chamber. Once used, it will go on your /keyring as "Ring of the Shissar."
Reward: Ring of the Shissar Seru Bane Weapons(Normal):
First, the trivials:
Vial of Quicksilver Temper is brewed and trivial at 135. The Yttrium Steel Sheet has a high smithing trivial (335). Both of these items are droppable. The final combines' trivial levels are in the mid to upper 100s. The final weapons are no drop, so you have to produce them yourself.
Quicksilver Temper is made by combining Shissar Blood (dropped off Shissars), Fungoid Sap (from Ancient Shriekers in the Deep), ShikNar Ichor (from the Shik'Nars in Fungus Grove) and Meteor Dust (random drop in The Grey).
The Yttrium Steel Sheet is made by combining two Small Bricks of Yttrium Ore and the Quicksilver Temper.
The final combine produces the weapon of your choice. The bow is fletched, while all others are smithed. Use the Quicksilver Temper, an Yttrium Steel Sheet, and the following: