Tome of Dark Power  

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Level:55
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
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Era:Planes of Power
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
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Entered: Tue Oct 29 20:36:00 2002
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
This quest starts on the top floor of the library in the Plane of Knowledge, in the council chamber.

You say, 'Hail, Councilman Srethix'

Councilman Srethix regards you with narrow eyes, then smiles. 'Greetings. I am Councilman Srethix of Kartis. It is good to see some new visitors to our little corner of the cosmos. I certainly hope you can find what you are looking for here in the Myrist library. Unfortunately, I'm sorry to say that I am quite busy seeking some rare books at the moment, and I do not have much time for light conversation. Otherwise, I believe my aid Garuuk may have some chores he could use help with. That is, if you feel up to it.'

You say, 'What rare books?'

Councilman Srethix glares at Garuuk and turns back to you. 'You are interested in a job seeking knowledge, yes? Very well, I think I may have something suitable for you. I happen to be seeking an ancient tome containing some valuable information about artifacts of power. I have learned this book is somewhere in our very own library but so far Garuuk has been unable to locate it. Find me the Tome of Dark Power and I may see what other jobs I can pass along to you.'

The book he speaks of is the "Locked Tome of Dark Power" -- a ground spawn at +50, +1050, -60 (bottom of a shelf, behind the tilted book. It is a small leather book hanging off the shelf above. The book case you are looking for is on the two floors down from the main floor, opposite NPC Bindral Argaff (Legendary Enchanter Illusions)). Return this book to Srethix.

Councilman Srethix says 'Very impressive, this little tome has eluded my aid for quite some time now. How good of you to discover its whereabouts and bring it to me. But from the looks of it, this book has a strong, magically-sealed lock upon its cover. I wonder if Elder Tal Almad would know how to break it? Take this to him in the Plane of Tranquility and let him have a look at it. If he can open it, bring it back to me.'

Go into the Plane of Tranquility and find Elder Tal Almad.

Elder Tal Almad says 'Welcome traveler, are you here to meet with someone or are you new to this place?'

You say, 'I am here to meet with someone.' (Doesn't look like you have to talk to him really.)

Elder Tal Almad says 'Well then, if you do not need my assistance, I will continue my work. May you find that which you seek.'

Give him the Locked Tome of Dark Power.

Elder Tal Almad looks the book over carefully, 'This is a most interesting find indeed. You seek to break the seal that surrounds this tome? This may take some time, please be patient.' As he waves his hand over the lock and mumbles a few syllables, the clasp instantly falls open. With a surprised look he says, 'That was odd, the seal was easier to break then I thought it would be. It's almost. . . Well, it's almost as if the book had a will to be opened. I sense much power inside this tome, you best be careful with it.' He hands the book back to you.

You receive an Unlocked Tome of Dark Power. Head back to the Plane of Knowledge and give it to Srethix.

Councilman Srethix says 'It's good to see my instincts about the Elder were correct.' He opens the book, begins thumbing through the pages, and frowns. 'What's this? Some pages are missing, eight of them to be exact. I'm afraid this book will be of no use to me without those pages. You can have it. I wonder what happened to them, whomever had this book before must have removed them for some reason. If you find the missing pages somewhere, be sure to close them up inside the book and return it to me. '

You receive an Unfinished Tome of Dark Power. The book is a container at this point so have a slot open.

Casting the spell Identify reveals "Item Lore: Missing pages 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, and 19.."

The Pages of Dark Power drop randomly in tier one Planes (i.e., Disease, Nightmare, Innovation, Justice).

Combine the pages in the unfinished tome to craft a Tome of Dark Power. Give this to Srethix.


Councilman Srethix grins wickedly. 'You have done excellently. The tome will now serve my purposes. You may take this as a reward.' He pauses for a moment and continues, 'This task you have performed shows your confidence, patience, and the best of all, determination. Perhaps someday you would consider applying yourself to serve as an aid by my side? I can clearly see you have quite a broad spectrum of usefulness. Much more so than some other attendants I know...'
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Book Location
# Oct 13 2018 at 2:02 PM Rating: Good
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To make it a bit easier to find, this book is on the bottom shelf, behind the tilted book. It is a small leather book hanging off the shelf above.

The book case you are looking for is on the two floors down from the main floor, opposite NPC Bindral Argaff (Legendary Enchanter Illusions).

Edited, Oct 13th 2018 4:06pm by GOMN
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Broken
# Jun 19 2010 at 2:53 PM Rating: Default
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Is this quest broken?
Can't find the ground spawn?
hard to see the book...
# Jun 22 2009 at 6:14 PM Rating: Good
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hard to see the book as it is a little tiny spec behind the slanted big book.
had to be sitting to see the tiny dot jammed up behind it.
next step now.

had to turn my dead men floating off, got pet to sit out of the way, then get to work clicking and lookin.

Edited, Jun 22nd 2009 10:16pm by Llud
final text
# Mar 27 2007 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Final text is as follows

Councilman Srethix grins wickedly. 'you have done excellently. The tome will now serve my purposes. You may take this as a reward.' He pauses for a moment and continues, 'This task you have performed shows your confidence, patience, and the best of all, determination. Perhaps someday you would consider applying yourself to serve as an aid by my side? I can clearly see you have quite a broad spectrum of usefulness. Much more so than some other attendants I know...'
final text
# Mar 27 2007 at 8:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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Linadanye wrote:
Final text is as follows

Councilman Srethix grins wickedly. 'you have done excellently. The tome will now serve my purposes. You may take this as a reward.' He pauses for a moment and continues, 'This task you have performed shows your confidence, patience, and the best of all, determination. Perhaps someday you would consider applying yourself to serve as an aid by my side? I can clearly see you have quite a broad spectrum of usefulness. Much more so than some other attendants I know...'


Updated, thanks.
lol
# Nov 14 2006 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
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ya i ran all around pot lookin for the elder i found his sister too and tryed to give her book ... but elder is right at zin from pok lol damn it and ya book is behind the black book ya gotta really look close to see it i was right there like 3 times and dint see so look closely
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Final combine
# Sep 20 2006 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
Combine the pages in the unfinished tome to craft (what?). Give this to Srethix


After the combine of the 8 pages, the result is Tome of Dark Power.
Unfortunately I didn't get the final dialog.
Final combine
# Sep 20 2006 at 2:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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fuzzard wrote:
Quote:
Combine the pages in the unfinished tome to craft (what?). Give this to Srethix


After the combine of the 8 pages, the result is Tome of Dark Power.
Unfortunately I didn't get the final dialog.


Updated, thanks.
Cloak of the Wise
# Mar 01 2006 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
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i just did this quest on 3/1/06 and it is still the cloak of the wise and yes the book is wedged up in corner in loc it says.
question
# Oct 31 2005 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
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is this quest now for the new cloak of greater pernicity since the old cloak of greater pernicity's reward is now cloak of the wise?
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NBG
# Feb 01 2005 at 3:55 PM Rating: Default
The quest is old the reward is a cloak that can be found in bazaar for 100pp dont wast your time
Good for lower levels
# Aug 04 2005 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually it sells a little better than that, it is 45hp/mana and stats which is low by todays standards, but importantly has no recommended / required level so is good for low level characters who cannot afford (for example) a Heiro cloak.
no more bloody fingers
# Jan 01 2005 at 9:50 AM Rating: Excellent
It is a REAL pain to find. Loc is at +50, +1050, -60. Face south. Locate the large black book on the bottom shelf that is slanted to the left. SIT DOWN just to the right of that book. Look carefully up at the top of that black leaning book and you will see another book jammed in on top of it. Click on THAT one. No more bloody fingers!!

Edited, Sat Jan 1 09:54:59 2005
FOUND IT
# Nov 09 2004 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Voldore's comments are the only ones that helped as far as finding the book.. I was really getting discouraged there.. Thanks for the help.
Location in PoK Library
# Oct 28 2004 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
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I spent some time looking for this book, paying attention to the posts here. Well there seem to be a few locations that the book spawned at, so I followed a hunch I had and checked every diagonal black book in the library, due to coming up empty handed in the locations mentioned. I found the book next to Sir Geravaldi (-94.77, 978.60, 68.38). I have a suspicion that the book randomly spawns at various locations, next to a diagonal black book. So you do search for it.

Upon looking again this is a different book, LOL. Has to do with some needle quest Oh well, maybe I will just keep searching.

Edited, Thu Oct 28 05:23:12 2004
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book
# Oct 23 2004 at 5:05 AM Rating: Decent
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When you see the big black book leaning diagonally at the location mentioned, the tome is behind it, level with the top of the big black book - it helps to sit about 2 or 3 feet to the right of the book, & back from the shelf 3 or 4 feet, to see it.
Real Loc of Book
# Sep 03 2004 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
The real Loc of the book is on very bottom level Loc is +46.78 by +1055.35, 60.25 look at back of shelf looks like there is an extra book sticking into the shelf that is book u need :) hope that helps somone out
RE: Real Loc of Book
# Nov 04 2004 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Thank you , Thank you , Thank you.
Pages
# Aug 08 2004 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Also found all the pages in POI hunting for the Talismin quest got them all in 2 days
Elevator
# Aug 08 2004 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
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At lvl 63 and felt like a noob again looking for the elevator. Finally ooc a message and was given the info. Here it is:The Elevator is directley behind the wall containing the large book at the entrance.Go around etiher way and you will see a large indention in the wall step into this area and click on the box wth the red button. Hope this helps even 1 toon . Happy Hunting All
#Flargbunklehumperdink, Posted: Aug 03 2004 at 7:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) if you didnt find it, youre probly just a nub..
Summary
# May 30 2004 at 5:18 AM Rating: Decent
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To Summarize, the book is located at 1050 50 -60, closest to Minstrel Joet if you use CTRL-F to find NPC's. Sit down at that location looking at the tilted book on the bottom shelf, and there is a small tilted golden book that you can loot behind or under the tilted book. Take the elevator to the top and the councilman is right there. I haven't gone to POT yet but another thread says that the Elder you need is right there at the zone in from POK. Hope this helps.
RE: Summary
# Jul 06 2004 at 9:00 AM Rating: Default
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go to the NW corner of the floor with the minstrels on it. Face south and the book is on that shelf. It is to the right of the tilted book on the bottom shelf. Get right up next to it and sit down, and you will see a tiny book there. Its really small and took me a while to find it. Hope that helps.
Xp..
# Feb 23 2004 at 9:49 AM Rating: Good
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Finaly got the last page this morning! Woot!

Errhmm... but what I was going to say was, this has a nice xp-reward as well. Got 6% aa from the turn-in.. :)
book
# Dec 24 2003 at 3:39 AM Rating: Default
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i am a human and had to sit down to see the book









wahipple wipple
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Drops on Pages
# Aug 07 2003 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
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These pages drop most frequently off treants in PoN I have found while doing this quest
RE: Drops on Pages
# Nov 23 2003 at 3:27 PM Rating: Good
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The book spawns really fast. Like 20 mins. Find Minstrel Joet, go to next row he is facing and turn South. The book will be on the bottom shelf.

TOO EASY! :-)
CoW
# Aug 05 2003 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
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i have gotten all of the pages in PoI falrly easy if u have a group of 54 and up go to the junkyard...
book not there???
# Aug 02 2003 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
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lol this thread is quite long and i didnt read ALL of the posts however those of u camping the loc do realize that loc on reads across not up or down u have to be in the minstrels room for this to be the correct loc otherwise it would be above or below you lol I hope this was just a bug and you werent sitting there humming waiting for a book to spawn that was right above your head. =)
Ok here is the book
# Jul 21 2003 at 8:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ok in the library go to the floor where the Minstrels are ...then go to loc +50 , +1050 looking at the bottom shelf. You will see a tilted book . On the left side of the tilted book I saw a small book (that is what the book looks like) and I picked it up.. Hope this helps alittle. Alot of there posts were really choppy for me. good luck
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RE: Ok here is the book
# Nov 23 2003 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, for the reading impaired like myself...

Find Minstrel Joet, go to the next row that he faces, turn SOUTH. The book will be on the bottom shelf.

TOO EASY! :-)
NPC s
# May 06 2003 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
The Councilman is in a room above the library...you have to get on an elevator (that I'd never seen before, its right around the corner from entrance to library) to go up to it. The Elder is right there by the book to PoK in PoTranquility (Naturally, the last place I looked)
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