23rd Anniversary: The Known Laws of Aviation  

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This Quest is Seasonal
Level:1
Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Money
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Era:Terror of Luclin
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Group Size:Solo
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Entered: Fri Mar 4 02:38:35 2022
Modified: Sat Mar 18 15:27:05 2023
This 23rd anniversary task starts with Giraga in The Rathe Mountains. Giraga can be found in the northeast corner of the zone at /waypoint 3332, -3464, 22. She is on the find tool CTRL F.

You say, 'Hail, Giraga'

Giraga says, 'Oh, hi dere! Dun worrie, I'm not going to smash you. I already know I wud win, ha! I am here to talk to da [sphinxes]. If dey keep confusing me with dey words, mebbe I will smash dem instead.'

You say, 'What do you need from the sphinxes?'

Giraga says, 'Few days ago, I ask a great warrior from my town to train me to be strong like him. He laugh at me! Then he say, 'mebbe when fish fly.' I have never seen fish fly, but I heard dat da sphinxes are really smart. Wuz thinking dat dey wud know where I can [find] da flying fish.'

You say, 'Did they tell you where to find one?'

Giraga says, 'Bah! Instead of telling me, dey give me this book. Dey said I need to solve da 'riddlez' inside. What in da Grobb is a [riddle]? I am reading da words, but I dun see anything about da flying fish.'

You say, 'A riddle is a puzzle. You need to figure out the answers.'

Giraga says, 'I dun like puzzles. Why can't everything be easy? Dats why I think [mebbe] I shud smash da sphinxes. Smashing is easy. Den dey will give me da answers.'

You say, ''Mebbe' instead, I can help you figure them out.'

You have been assigned the task 'The Known Laws of Aviation'.




Giraga says, 'Heh, you iz a nice person. Will you look at dis book? Dere are three riddlez inside. If you can't figure dem out, mebbe Volantpiscis can tell you what da words mean.'

Your Location is 3312.79, -3448.83, 19.60

NOTE: You get a book called Volantpiscis' Riddles (No Trade) with the riddles inside.

It reads:

Riddle One: A book can take you many places: mountains, oceans, or a shore. a book can take you straight to me and I can take you to many more, at my center us a library filled with wisdon beyond compare. At my edges are stone monuments that can take you anywhere.

Riddle Two: I'll never give up. I'll never surrender. I'm a real contender. Kill me once. kill me twice. I will not rest 'til Qeynos pays the price.

Riddle Three: My eyes are a sight to behold; deep pools of yellow and gold. On Luclin you'll find me on the rpowl; thorugh darkness you might see my avian scowl.

You say, 'Hail, Volantpiscis'

Volantpiscis says, 'Greetings. Are you here seeking knowledge? Or perhaps you are searching for [flying fish] as well?'

You say, 'I am helping Giraga find the flying fish.'

Volantpiscis says, 'Very well. No knowledge is free. I am willing to help you and Giraga solve her problem, but you must do so using your wits. Such is our way. If you are truly perplexed, I am willing to give you a [hint]'

You say, 'I need a hint.'

Volantpiscis says, 'Certainly. I am sympathetic to your plight of having small minds. Would you like a hint to riddle [one], [two], or [three]?'

You say, 'one'

Volantpiscis says, 'The answer to this riddle is a location. It is a different plane than the one we're on, but there's a way you can travel directly between here and there.'

You say, 'two'

Volantpiscis lets out a rumbling purr of amusement. 'There is a curious gnoll who lurks around northern Qeynos. He attacks the city relentlessly, but the guards always manage to catch him before he does any real damage. He is the answer.'

You say, 'three'

Volantpiscis says, 'There are creatures on Luclin that are both bird and beast. The answer to this riddle is the name of the animal.'


  • 1. Say the answer to the first riddle to Giraga 0/1 The Rathe Mountains

    You say, 'Plane of Knowledge'
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    Giraga says, 'Wow, you iz reel smart. Dat makes sense!'


  • 2. Say the answer to the second riddle to Giraga 0/1 The Rathe Mountains

    You say, 'Fippy Darkpaw'
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    Giraga says, 'Wut's a Fippy Darkpaw? Never hurd of it, but you iz a geeneus so I think you iz right.'


  • 3. Say the answer to the third riddle to Giraga 0/1 The Rathe Mountains

    You say, 'Owlbear'
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    Giraga says, 'Oh my Grobb, dat is definitely da answer! Sounds tasty.'


  • 4. Tell Volantpiscis you have solved the riddles 0/1 The Rathe Mountains

    You say, 'Hail, Volantpiscis'
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    Volantpiscis says, 'I commend you on deciphering my riddles. The universe is vast, but clearly you are an adventurer of [merit] if you've learned enough to solve these puzzles.'
    You say, 'Does this merit your help with our quest?'
    Volantpiscis says, 'I can create an enchanted flying fish for Giraga, but your work is not done. I require three items in order to do so, each related to the answers to the riddles. The items are: a [sterling silver sunfish], a length of rope with a [clove hitch knot], and one [tuft of owlbear feathers].'
    You say, 'sterling silver sunfish'
    Volantpiscis says, 'The fish we seek is in the Plane of Knowledge. An angler by the name of Suzelle specializes in catching them, and she might be willing to give one to you.'
    You say, 'clove hitch knot'
    Volantpiscis says, 'The guards in North Qeynos keep rope on hand to catch the pesky Fippy Darkpaw. Unfortunately for Fippy, they prefer using their swords to teach him a lesson. One of the guards might be willing to give you rope with the right kind of knot.'
    You say, 'tuft of owlbear feathers'
    Volantpiscis says, 'You can find plenty of owlbears on Luclin; Hollowshade Moor seems to have a plentiful population. Dispatch of a few and bring back their feathers.'


  • 5. Find Angler Suzelle on the Plane of Knowledge 0/1 Plane of Knowledge

    NOTE: She is on Find, near the small bank.

    You say, 'Hail, Angler Suzelle'
    Angler Suzelle says, 'Ahoy there! I could see that glimmer in your eye from afar, and I know exactly why you've come over here. You're here to [ask] me on a date, aren't you? I'm awfully flattered.'
    You say, 'Actually, I'm here to ask about your wares.'
    Angler Suzelle's eyes go wide and her face flushes bright pink. 'I- I knew that! I was just playing around. Clearly your beaming smile is about fish, not me.' Suzelle awkwardly clears her throat. 'What [do you] want to know about?'
    You say, 'Do you have a sterling silver sunfish?'
    Angler Suzelle says, 'I sure do! But I'm not selling it, if that's what you're asking about. I caught this one in the river this morning and I'm saving it for dinner. This is all I've got to [eat] today!'
    You say, 'How about I buy you something else to eat?'
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    Angler Suzelle c ocks an eyebrow. 'Are you sure you're not trying to take me on a date? This is an awfully roundabout way to do it. Truthfully, I am getting a little tired of eating seafood all the time. If you really want this fish, buy me a nice dinner. The baking supply merchants around here should sell what I want. I'd love a meat pie! Bring me a fresh one and I'll give you the sunfish.'
    Your Location is -396.68, 740.85, -121.47


  • 6. Give Angler Suzelle a new dinner 0/1 Plane of Knowledge

    Chef Denrun told you, 'That'll be 2 silver 6 copper per Meat Pie.'
    You purchased Meat Pie from Chef Denrun for 2 silver 6 copper.

    (Give the Meat Pie to Angler Suzelle,)

    You have been given: Sterling Silver Sunfish
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    Angler Suzelle sniffs the food and lets out a satisfied sigh. 'Hoo boy, doesn't this pie smell delicious? Here's the fish you want; you've more than earned it. And if you're ever looking to buy dinner again, I hang out here from time to time.' She winks at you.


  • 7. Speak to Guard Urli in North Qeynos 0/1 North Qeynos

    You say, 'Hail, Guard Urli'
    Guard Urli says, 'H-hail, Bonzz. Might there b-be [something] I can assist you with today?'
    You say, 'You seem nervous about something.'
    Guard Urli looks down at his feet. 'N-n-nervous? Me? N-no, of course not. I'm shaking because I'm b-brimming with excitement!' He gives you an extremely unconvincing smile. 'Today's my first day on the [job] a-and the captain prepared me for an important assignment.'
    You say, 'Does your job entail using any rope?'
    Guard Urli tilts his head quizzically. 'Y-yes, how'd you know? The captain's lucky smoking pipe was stolen and eaten by one of these giant rats. He gave me some rope and told me to find the [rat], wrangle it, and get the pipe back.' His voice drops to a faint whisper. 'B-but I'm scared of rats....'
    You say, 'Why don't you kill the rat?'
    Guard Urli says, 'I've been ordered not to. The captain doesn't want to risk his pipe being scratched or broken by a blade. It's made of a rare, expensive monster tusk! So he told me to tie the rat up and get it to [cough] up the pipe. But... just thinking about those yellow, gnashing teeth makes me want to faint....'
    You say, 'If I get it to cough it up, can you do me a favor?'
    You have been given: Qeynos Guard's Rope
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    Guard Urli says, 'H-hail, Bonzz. Might there b-be [something] I can assist you with today?'
    Guard Urli says, 'Would you really do that for me? Yes! If you can get the pipe back, I'm happy to help you with what you need! Take this rope. I'll be over here if you need me. Please try not to need me.'
    Your Location is 404.90, 28.27, 5.10

    Item Received: Qeynos Guard's Rope (Lore, No Trade).


  • 8. Use the guard's rope to wrangle the satiated rat 0/1 North Qeynos

    Your Location is 1047.31, -637.76, 5.09
    You say, 'Hail, a satiated rat'
    A satiated rat regards you indifferently -- what would you like your tombstone to say? (Lvl: 121)

    (Give the Qeynos Guard's Rope to a satiated rat.)

    You have been given: Captain's Smoking Pipe
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    A satiated rat coughs and splutters when you get the rope around its neck. It takes no effort at all before the captain's pipe is coughed up. It's covered in disgusting, viscous saliva, but that sounds like a problem for Urli.

    Item Received: Captain's Smoking Pipe (Lore, No Trade).


  • 9. Hand the Captain's Smoking Pipe over to Guard Urli 0/1 North Qeynos

    (Give the Captian's Smoking Pipe to Guard Urli.)

    You have been given: Clove Hitch Knot
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    Guard Urli says, 'My friend, I have never been so relieved in my life. I'd sooner fight the entire Darkpaw clan than touch one of those nauseating pests. What is it you needed? A rope with a clove hitch knot? Easily done. Take this rope, and good luck with your quest!'

    Item Received: Clove Hitch Knot (Lore, No Trade).


  • 10. Hunt owlbears an take some of their feathers 0/2 Hollowshade Moor

    Targeted (NPC): an owlbear cub
    Auto attack is on.
    An owlbear cub assails you with a deafening shriek!
    You crush an owlbear cub for 318 points of damage. (Lucky Critical)
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    The owlbear's eyes seem to dim as its lumbering frame ceases moving.
    You have slain an owlbear cub!
    Targeted (NPC): an owlbear fleshrender
    Auto attack is on.
    An owlbear fleshrender assails you with a deafening shriek!
    An owlbear fleshrender's corpse twitches as life fades from its round yellow eyes.
    You hit an owlbear fleshrender for 1232 points of magic damage by Overdrive Punch.
    An owlbear fleshrender is struck by heavy punch!
    You have slain an owlbear fleshrender!
    You have been given: Tuft of Owlbear Feathers
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.

    NOTE: A Tuft of Owlbear Feathers (Lore, No Trade) should appear on your cursor.


  • 11. Give the sterling silver sunfish to the sphinxes 0/1 The Rathe Mountains

    (Give the Sterling Silver Sunfish to Volantpiscis.)

    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.



  • 12. Give the clove hitch knot to the sphinxes 0/1 The Rathe Mountains

    (Give the Clove Hitch Knot to Volantpiscis.)

    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.


  • 13. Give the tuft of owlbear feather to the sphinxes 0/1 The Rathe Mountains

    (Give the Tuft of Owlbear Feathers to Volantpiscis.)

    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.


  • 14. Speak once more to Volantpiscis 0/1 The Rathe Mountains

    You say, 'Hail, Volantpiscis'
    You have been given: Faux Flying Fish
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    Volantpiscis says, 'looks at the items approvingly. 'Admirable work. Allow me a moment to enchant these items.' The sphinx closes its eyes and begins to hum. Before you, the feathers form wings on the fish's back. The length of rope slips around the fish's body and the knot tightens. 'Quickly, grab hold of that rope before the fish flies off. Giraga will have to use that as a leash.' The fish awkwardly flops around in the sky. Its [wings] beat quickly trying to keep its flailing body aloft.'
    You say, 'wings'
    Volantpiscis observes the fish struggling in the air. 'More accurately, we attached the wings. It did not grow them. According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a fish should be able to fly. These wings are too small to get its slippery, flopping body off the ground. The fish, of course, flies anyways. Because fish don't care what we think is impossible.' Volantpiscis gives you a mysterious, toothy smile. 'Give this to Giraga. It should suffice her needs.'

    Item Received: Faux Flying Fish (Lore, No Trade).


  • 15. Give Giraga the Faux Flying Fish 0/1 The Rathe Mountains

    (Give the Faux Flying Fish to Giraga.)

    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    The fish flops awkwardly in the sky. Its wings flutter uncomfortably fast, barely able to keep its body aloft. Giraga begins leading it away by its leash, but turns back and smiles at you. 'Thanks for da help. Yur a real pal. Next time sumbody tells me to solve sum riddlez, I'll find you to do it for me. If I can't find you, I'll just smash da person, hehe.' She waves and cheerily continues on her way.
    You receive 225 platinum .
    You receive alternate currency.



    Reward(s):
    225 plat
    10 Commemorative Coins
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    Rat location seemed wrong to me - please confirm
    # Apr 02 2022 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
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    I plotted the location of "a satiated rat" and it was off my map - I found him at: 1083.14, -618.91, 4.38
    missing step and dialogue
    # Mar 19 2022 at 12:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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    In between these lines, add this step and dialogue.

    Say the answer to the third riddle to Giraga 0/1 The Rathe Mountains

    Tell Volantpiscis you have solved the riddles 0/1 The Rathe Mountains
    You say, 'Hail, Volantpiscis'
    Your task 'The Known Laws of Aviation' has been updated.
    Volantpiscis says, 'I commend you on deciphering my riddles. The universe is vast, but clearly you are an adventurer of [merit] if you've learned enough to solve these puzzles.'
    You say, 'Does this merit your help with our quest?'
    Volantpiscis says, 'I can create an enchanted flying fish for Giraga, but your work is not done. I require three items in order to do so, each related to the answers to the riddles. The items are: a [sterling silver sunfish], a length of rope with a [clove hitch knot], and one [tuft of owlbear feathers].'
    You say, 'sterling silver sunfish'
    Volantpiscis says, 'The fish we seek is in the Plane of Knowledge. An angler by the name of Suzelle specializes in catching them, and she might be willing to give one to you.'
    You say, 'clove hitch knot'
    Volantpiscis says, 'The guards in North Qeynos keep rope on hand to catch the pesky Fippy Darkpaw. Unfortunately for Fippy, they prefer using their swords to teach him a lesson. One of the guards might be willing to give you rope with the right kind of knot.'
    You say, 'tuft of owlbear feathers'
    Volantpiscis says, 'You can find plenty of owlbears on Luclin; Hollowshade Moor seems to have a plentiful population. Dispatch of a few and bring back their feathers.'

    Find Angler Suzelle on the Plane of Knowledge 0/1 Plane of Knowledge
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    # Mar 18 2022 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
    Just to clarify things, I originally thought you had to have 2 of these tuft of owlbear feather, however, only 1 is needed. I spent hours trying to get a second one only to realize that I only needed one.
    Update for Step 4 & Award
    # Mar 04 2022 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
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    I guess the 'bad word filter' overrode the emote on his one!

    ***** an eyebrow = ***** an eyebrow

    The reward is 10 Coins.

    Edited, Mar 4th 2022 10:19am by GOMN
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