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|Grendish can be found at the loc of +1841, +1830, -57 (near Yelinak's lair). You must have (what?) minimum faction with Claws of Veeshan in order to request this quest. |
You say, 'Hail, Grendish the Crusader'
Grendish the Crusader says ''Greetings. You address Crusader Grendish, keeper of mindful discipline and the spiritual ties of our manifestations upon this world. I can sense as clear as the warmth of Ro's touch upon our scales that honor washes through the fabric of your being -- honor that has been displayed and proven countless times over in your loyalty to the Claws of Veeshan. But something obstructs purity in you -- your motives are clearer still. All of your kind that have come before us believe we to be as our brethren -- at ease with our stations and at a loss of judgment toward those whom have proven worthy of our recognition and knowledge. Know that the Crusaders do not regard you or your kind to be paralleled in existence unto us -- a regard that the recent, ignorant and disregarding [actions] of your kind has justly and firmly instated within us.''
You say, 'What actions?'
Grendish the Crusader says ''Kerafyrm, the Sleeper, has been awoken. For centuries the Claws of Veeshan have maintained the prismatic threat's imprisonment, an act that was not achieved without much sacrifice and loss, but now all seems to have been destroyed and left as a struggle that ended in vain. The Sleeper is free and his power grows with every passing moment -- a threat that has descended upon the steel of second generation warriors. You have condemned yourself, as you have since the dawn of your creation, but your actions guided by shallow lusts for power and fame within your fledgling insignificance has spilled into the ancient world that cradles your very existence. It is you who have ushered us into being as we are now -- the apprentices we are no longer and as the [Crusaders of Veeshan] we stand before and shall either [command or disregard you].''
You say, 'Why will you command me or disregard me'
Grendish the Crusader says ''Your kind has forged a venomous claw of impenetrable darkness and destruction to threaten our very existence. It is you who have unleashed this horror upon the world and it shall be you who will [aid in its undoing], or be regarded as an already extinct species who has yet to realize the truth of their demise. The Crusaders of Veeshan are not as our brethren and do not regard you of the second generation as creatures to whom we shall impart our faith and trust. We speak to you now only because your existence has become more parallel to the meaning of ours in this new era. It is your hand that brought about this threat and ultimately, it shall be your hand that either stays it, or has led to the destruction of all upon this world. If you are to undo what you have blindly and ignorantly wrought upon us all, then you shall do so under the command of the Claws of Veeshan -- not beside as our allies. You shall choose your own path and we will react accordingly -- nothing less and nothing more.''
You say, 'I will aid in its undoing'
Grendish the Crusader says ''This task will not be one of immediate reward, nor shall you see results of a tangible effect. The threat that we engage is one that cannot be extinguished through one success -- we must make strides, and those strides shall come slowly as we begin to fathom the true depths of the terror we face. Your duties unto us shall be only the first steps in preparation for this understanding, and you must accept that your actions will be of little repute when the whole scale is revealed and challenged. The Crusaders do all that we can, but for us to [enter the stronghold] of our nemeses would be futile and be a stride taken blindly into an endless pit from which we will never recover, thus is why we shall command you in the infancy of our struggle.''
You say, 'I will enter the stronghold'
Grendish the Crusader says ''You must not merely engage the enemy in battle for the sake of battle alone. We stand upon a battlefield not only of steel and evocation, but it is a plane of dire consideration, mindful tactics and reasoning and the understanding that we are dangerously outmatch with this shroud of ignorance over our eyes. To lift this veil, you must return the very essence of the coerced and constructed minions of Kerafyrm and his Ancients, but you must be sure that your own spiritual bindings to this realm are [mirrored] to that of the essence you wish to retrieve, else they shall become corrupt and their natures destroyed.''
You say, 'How are they mirrored?'
Grendish the Crusader says ''All beings draw their power from the forces that surround the primal at a constant and balanced chaos. As these beings mature in power, their ties to these forces become strong and intertwined with the powers. Every adept of the second generation will be touched by only one of these forces wherein all of Veeshan's brood is exempt from such limitations, for we are beings whose existence far exceed the limited complexity of your own fragile being. Each of the Crusaders is bound to one of the primal elemental forces and in our passing years of learning, we have taken a path of an influential power to forge an unbreakable circle. I am a being of the tranquility that surrounds the unification of both mind and body and walk the path that crosses both the prime and spirit realms. If [you walk this path], then you shall aid me. However, if you are not of these roads, than seek one of the other Crusaders who have touched the same forces.''
You say, 'I walk this path'
Grendish the Crusader says ''Venture into the stronghold of the Ancients and seek the Wyvern Fanatic. Once a soldier of the Claws of Veeshan dedicated to the preservation of the tomb, this powerful creature has become corrupted by the return of the Ancients. As this creature is one of mortal birth and is tied wholly to the prime, its heart resides as the core of its essence that has become corrupt and is now fuelled by Kerafyrm's own power, rather than the uncontrollable forces of chaos and influence. Return to me this creature's heart, but know that only the hands of one who walks the path that dictates discipline between mind and body or from the realm of natural spirits may handle this item without obstructing Kerafyrm's taint upon it. However, that single item will not be sufficient to fulfill this duty and you must acquire an [additional specimen] that holds the mark of Kerafyrm's will.''
You say, 'What other additional specimen?'
Grendish the Crusader says ''Dragon kin of mortal birth were appointed to the post of soldier within the tomb, but the warders knew that this would not be enough. Due to the raging front engaged with the giants of Kael, the warders created stone constructs and imparted unto them a small fiber of their essence. Along with many of the mortal born soldiers of the tomb, these stone constructs were corrupted by the Ancients but as these creatures are of pure arcane and mystical creation, their essence is more easily destroyed with their physical forms. The Crusaders of Veeshan command that in your willingness to aid the battle against this dark threat, that you engage the vigilant gargoyle custodians and when you are able to extract the Opalescent core of their being, return it with the wyvern's heart to me. Only then shall your efforts be considered by the Crusaders of Veeshan and the true extent of your devotion and loyalty to the Claws of Veeshan be recognized.''
Give Grendish the following items from Sleeper's Tomb:
(Need turn-in dialogues; any faction hits; etc.)
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