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|Sage Xelrin may be found at +675, +915.
You say, 'Hail, Sage Xelrin'
Sage Xelrin says 'Greetings Venka. I assume you are here to ask about my research? I imagine that word has spread of my groundbreaking approach to spell creation. Well I am always willing to enlighten those that choose to learn. As not to bog you down with too many details, my theory is simple.
You say, 'continue'
Sage Xelrin says 'Well the idea is rather basic. As I am sure you know, there are many magical artifacts in the world with effects that we have not mastered. It is my conjecture that some of the magic may be extracted from these items in order to further our magical repetoire. Even in the case where an object has a spell that we already have access to, I believe the binding used to tie the magic to the object could be useful as well.
You say, 'continue'
Sage Xelrin says 'By using this box created in cooperation with the [other sages] in Knowledge, you will be able to either extract a magical scroll or the binding used to hold the magic to the object. Those elements will be the basis for my research. Just bring anything you manage to extract for me.'
You say, 'who are the other sages'
Sage Xelrin says 'Well my associates are working on their own theories for the creation of new magic. I am sure that their projects are no where near advanced as mine, but even their primitive research could prove a boon in my own work. If you happen to come across any of their research feel free to show it to my assistants, they will know the best manner in which to process it. Bring research from Balic to Bolcen, and Gunyth's research to Acomar. Thank you for your assistance.'
At which point he hands you a "Sage's Box of Research" as described below.
*Part 2 - Kartis District*
Sage Gunyth may be found at -660, +1010.
You say, 'Hail, Sage Gunyth'
Sage Gunyth turns a condescending eye towards you. 'I am quite busy here, and I do not appreciate interruptions. My [research] is important, and I do not have time to explain everything to you.'
You say, 'what research'
Sage Gunyth says 'Well it seems that I am not going to rid myself of you so easily so I will explain what I can. I will be sure to use small words and simple concepts so you will be sure to understand. Every spell is much like an orchestra; there are different instruments and octaves, and every instrument has a range of notes. These notes are the important component.
You say, 'continue'
Sage Gunyth says 'It is my theory that all of the notes have been discovered, and creating new spells will just be a matter of combining notes in new and different fashions. Since you seem so interested in my research, I can use assistance in gathering notes. I have separated all the spells that are readily accessible to me, but I do not have time to gather
components from the more difficult to obtain spells. [Continue]'
You say, 'continue'
Sage Gunyth says 'I have constructed this extractor to break spells apart into their notes. It will not work on all spells, and I do not have time to compile a list of spells that it will and will not work on. As my apprentice, as that seems to be what you are intent on becoming, you will separate any spells you come across and return the notes to me where, you will need to insert four spell scrolls of the same power belonging to different arcane circles. For some reason the extractor only works for spells between the 10th and 14th circles, I hope to have that problem resolved soon. This extractor is not simple to use, and you will find you will have more success with the more powerful spells if you have a greater understanding on how spells are constructed. There is one more [task] that I require of my understudy.'
You say, 'what task'
Sage Gunyth says 'There are two other sages who like to call themselves my equals. They are taking different paths in their studies, and it would be to our benefit to have access to their work, I created that extractor with their aid so I know their methods cannot be far from my own. You must also gather what information you can from their research and return Balic's research to Onirelin Gali my assistant, and Xelrin's research to Xasri Virek his associate. I have nothing more for you, and I have been distracted long enough, be off!'
*Part 3 - Tanaan District*
You say, 'Hail, Sage Balic'
Sage Balic says 'Greetings friend. Welcome to my place of private contemplation. I relax here and leaf through my old studies, admiring at creations from the past made by races we thought would never amount to anything.'
You say, 'Tell me about your research'
Sage Balic says 'My research? Oh, I imagine Tenada sent you to me. I'd love to tell you about my studies, if you have time to listen. [Continue]'
You say, 'Continue'
Sage Balic says 'I have come to Knowledge to fine-tune my abilities in spell craft. To date I've been able to create some minor incantations, but have had little success in creating any magic that was truly revolutionary. I am actually in a bit of a race with the other Sages who are my contemporaries. They too are looking to make a major breakthrough . . . Come to think of it, I could probably find quite a few [uses for their research], should you manage to come by any of it. [Continue]'
You say, 'continue'
Sage Balic says 'Sorry, I digress. Where was I? Oh yes! In the past I, as well as the other Sages, have had little success; however from the volumes of information found here, each of us found a new outlook on the creation of magic. I found that most of the magical discoveries came from existing magical components, mostly runes and words of power. Should you come by any of these components please use this box to check to see if they have the proper magical configuration, the extractor will be able to remove what it needs if you find a valid combination, right now I believe the box will only function with a single word and rune of approximately the same power.'
You say, 'what kind of uses for their research'
Sage Balic says 'Well it couldn't hurt, now could it? If you manage to 'acquire' any of their research feel free to show it to my assistants; Xelrin's research to Tenada and Gunyth's research to Winon downstairs.'
Each sage will try to hand you a Sage's Box of Research, but it is all the same box so you'll get lore messages.
For Xelrin, you need to head out and collect weapons from the original Everquest game. Return the resulting unuseable items to Xelrin for the following rewards:
Combine: Staff of Writhing
Result: Evocation Binding
Trade: Orb of Arcane Visions, with 5 charges of Deftness
Combine: Polished Granite Tomahawk
Result: Abjuration Binding
Trade: Flawed Spell Creation, with 5 charges of Resist Magic
Combine: Kicsh Der Pavz
Result: Spell: Strong Poison
Trade: Visionary's Lens, with 5 charges of Greater Shielding
Combine: Short Sword of the Ykesha
Result: Spell: Ykesha
Trade: Gleaming Bauble, with 5 charges of Spikecoat
Combine: Screaming Mace
Result: Spell: Screaming Mace
Trade: Sentient Medallion, with 5 charges of Resist Disease
For Gunyth, you need to head out and collect a bunch of dropped and researched spells of the same level (one from each of the pure caster classes) to extract the underlying Notes. Turn in the Notes to Sage Gunyth for the following rewards:
Level 39 - 3 Researched Spells + 1 drop
Combine: Lesser Conjuration Earth, Wandering Mind, Invisiblility To Undead, and Chilling Embrace
Result: Aqi Note
Trade: Talisman of Research, with 5 charges of Storm Strength
Level 44 - 4 Velious spell drops
Combine: Enticement of Flame, Boon of the Garou, Elemental Maelstrom, and Corporeal Emapthy
Result: Bep Note
Trade: Amulet of Knowledge, with 5 charges of Shade.
Level 49 - 4 Research Spells
Combine: Allure, Bond of Death, Greater Conjuration: Fire, and Wrath of Al`Kabor
Result: Cjo Note
Trade: Book of Forgotten Magic, with 5 charges Group Resist Magic
Level 50 - 4 Velious spell drops
Combine: Improved Invis, Improved invis to undead, Transclocate, and Monster Summoning 2
Result: Da Note
Trade: Arcane quill, with 5 charges of Elemental Armor
level 51 - 4 Kunark spell drops
Combine: Gift of Xev, Splurt, Theft of Thought, and Atol's Spirit Shackles
Result: Eio Note
Trade: Gem of Flowing Breath, with 5 charges of Enduring Breath
For Balic, you need to head out and collect a bunch of words and runes to extract the underlying combined unuseable words. One interesting note is that the resulting words identify as "Rune of XXXX," where "XXXX" is what came after the word used in the original combine. E.g., Words of Possession + Rune of the Combine = Word of Combine (identifies as Rune of Possession). Turn in the words to Sage Balic for the following rewards:
Combine: Words of Possession, Rune of the Combine
Result: Word of Combine
Trade: Sage's Apprentice Cap, with 5 charges of Phantom Chain
Combine: Words of Duress, Rune of Sorcery
Result: Word of Sorcery
Trade: Twisted Talisman, with 5 charges of Obscure
Combine: Words of the Suffering, Rune of the Helix
Result: Word of Helix
Trade: Three Ringed Hoop, with 5 charges of Summon Twisted Ring
Combine: Words of Incarceration, Rune of the Inverse
Result: Word of Inverse
Trade: Joined Signet, with 5 charges of Insight
Combine: Words of Bondage, Rune of Impetus
Result: Word of Impetus
Trade: Apprentice's Notebook, with 5 charges of Charisma
Returning the unuseable intermediate results to the other sages' apprentices yields cash loot and experience.
Given the expendable nature of the quest rewards, it is unclear whether further combines are possible for greater rewards.
Need /loc of sages, trivial and/or no-fail information on various combines, missing dialogues, faction hits if any.
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