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Find Vidi Cogsworthy in Ak'Anon at +830, -130 at King Ak'Anon's building.
You say, 'Hail, Vidi Cogsworthy'
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'Wha? Who are you? Go away! You're breaking my [concentration].'
You say, 'Your concentration?'
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'Yes, I'm trying to concentrate on my calculations! You see, I discovered yesterday that based upon the gnomish arm-torso aspect ratio our current [armor] designs are actually patterned with suboptimal. . . Sub. . . Uh. . .. Blast! You've broken my concentration!'
You say, 'What armor?'
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'Yes, well, before you interrupted me I was trying to redesign Ak'Anon's armor patterns. I believe with my newest calculations, I can increase the efficiency of our designs by a significant margin. Assuming, of course, I can finish my calculations. It's hard to work with strangers running up and hailing me all day!' Vidi sighs and then continues, 'Tell you what, if you leave me alone, I'll make you a pattern book with my new designs. Would you be [interested] in that, or perhaps you're more interested in [symbols] I've been studying?'
You say, 'I am interested'
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'Great. To make you a pattern book, I'll need some zombie skin and darkbone marrow from the Estate of Unrest. I can use those to create the parchment and ink for the book. I'll also need some of the battle beads from Crushbone to help bind the book and a preserved orc hide to create the cover. While you're out gathering these things, I can finish my calculations. Hopefully in peace!'
Quest Items to get your Ancestral Book:
Darkbone Marrow, Zombie Skin, Crushbone Battle Beads, Preserved Orc Hide
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'Hey, it's you! Here's your book. Turns out my protractor was broken and I miscalculated the average angle of incidence of the gnomish shoulder blade. So, uh, you may feel some tightness in your left shoulder when wearing armor made by this pattern book. Just don't do any jumping jacks and you should be fine. Otherwise my design was a huge improvement! Best of luck, ______!'
You say, 'Symbols?'
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'These symbols when used in conjunction with my improved armor can improve them even more! If you're interested in them I have some [work] that you could do to earn some patterns for them.'
You say, 'What work?'
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'I need you to do a bit of exploration and gathering for me. My inventions always require various new components and I just don't have the time to get them myself. There are several different places I need things from so you have your pick. You could head to [Crushbone], [the Hole] in Paineel, [Skyfire Mountains], or to the [Lavaspinner's Lair].'
Journeyman's Book of Gnomish Culture
You say, 'Crushbone.'
You have been assigned the task 'Orcish Expedition'.
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'Crushbone as you probably know is filled with orcs. I need you to head there and take care of their legionnaires as they've always caused problems for me when I went there to research. While you're doing that bring back some of their teeth to show me what you've accomplished.'
Crushbone: Kill 20 legionnaires
Crushbone: Loot 2 Rotting Orc Tooth
Ak'Anon: Deliver 2 Rotting Orc Tooth to Vidi Cogsworthy
Crushbone: Kill 10 orc emissaries
Crushbone: Loot 1 Orc Ribcage
Ak'Anon: Deliver 1 Orc Ribcage to Vidi Cogsworthy
Vidi takes the rib cage from you and throws it into the water. 'Nasty things, I just wanted to make sure you'd really killed them. Maybe now they'll think twice before interfering with the great Vidi Cogsworthy! And of course here are the patterns I mentioned.'
You receive the Journeyman's Book of Gnomish Culture.
Expert's Book of Gnomish Culture
You say, 'The Hole.'
You have been assigned the task 'Mercury Recovery'.
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'The Hole can be a very dangerous place, you'll need to be careful out there. One of the bigger hazards are the elemental warriors. I require the mercury that flows through their veins for my latest invention, the mercury drip clock.'
Ruins of Old Paineel: Kill 50 elemental warriors
Ruins of Old Paineel: Loot 10 Drop of Mercury
Ak'Anon: Deliver 4 Drop of Mercury (unstacked) to Vidi Cogsworthy
Ruins of Old Paineel: Kill 5 elemental monstrosities
Ruins of Old Paineel: Loot 1 Drop of Mercury
Ak'Anon: Deliver 1 Drop of Mercury to Vidi Cogsworthy
(dialogue and task information needed)
You receive the Expert's Book of Gnomish Culture.
Master's Book of Gnomish Culture
You say, 'Skyfire Mountains.'
You have been assigned the task 'Scales of Skyfire'.
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'Watch out when you're in Skyfire, there's all sorts of nasty things there, but some wonderful components for my inventions. I need you to go hunt some old wurms for me. I've run out of my supply of wurm meat.'
Skyfire Mountains: Kill 80 wurms
Skyfire Mountains: Loot 40 Wurm Meat
Ak'Anon: Deliver 4 Wurm Meat to Vidi Cogsworthy
Skyfire Mountains: Kill 5 skyfire drakes
Skyfire Mountains: Loot 1 Skyash Bile
Ak'Anon: Deliver 1 Skyash Bile to Vidi Cogsworthy
Vidi snatches the skyash bile from your hands. 'Ah ha! This is perfect I must get to work on it right away. Before I forget here's those patterns you wanted.'
You receive the Master's Book of Gnomish Culture.
Grandmaster's Book of Gnomish Culture
You say, 'Lavaspinner's Lair.'
You have been assigned the task 'The latest in clockworks!'.
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'You'll never guess what new creation I'm working on now. A clockwork animal! No, no, no not one of those that have been made before, an entirely new type of animal. But I seem running low on claws for it The poor thing has to be able to defend itself after all. I need you to go get me some claws from the drakes in the lair. Those claws are highly resistant to heat and so will be perfect for my Felostiporaus.'
Vidi Cogsworthy says 'The claws I'm after can only be found on the elder drakes. You may need to talks with the operatives in the Lavastorm Mountains for some help finding them.'
You must be in a Dragons of Norrath mission to get the drops you need.
Lavaspinner's Lair: Kill 120 delve drakes
Lavaspinner's Lair: Loot 80 Fractured Drake Claw
Ak'Anon: Deliver 4 Fractured Drake Claw to Vidi Cogsworthy
Lavaspinner's Lair: Kill 10 Lavaspinner Spiders
Lavaspinner's Lair: Loot 1 Deadly Arachnid Mandibles
Ak'Anon: Deliver 1 Deadly Arachnid Mandibles to Vidi Cogsworthy
Vidi snatches the mandibles from you and dances gleefully in a circle, 'Hahahaha! I can finish the Felostiporaus now! No one will ever regard clockworks the same again. Here are the diagrams I promised you. Now leave me be to get my work finished.'
You have been given: Grandmaster's Book of Gnomish Culture
Note: the Ak'Anon Forge may be found at +1225, -730, outside the Forge of Defiance. There are two forges next to each other, but only one will work for the combines.
Types of Armor
Autoactuated - Cleric, Paladin, Shadowknight, Warrior
Metalofiber - Enchanter, Magician, Necromancer, Wizard
Servolinked - Rogue
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