The Sanctity of the Scale  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Faction
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Factions Lowered:
    Related Zones:
    Related Quests:
    Era:Serpents Spine
    Group Size:Solo
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
    Appropriate Races:
    • All
    Entered: Sun Oct 15 07:35:44 2006
    Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020
    This is the first task in a series of three. Find Y`ssuria the Elder at location 375, -905, -162 in Crescent Reach (in the area with the dragons).

    You say, 'Hail, Y`ssuria the Elder'

    Y`ssuria the Elder sighs with discontent and leans forward, whispering in a gruff tone, 'Have you ventured to Vergalid Mines and seen the swirling abyss? What you will find is an endless and hollow void. It holds nothing but emptiness. I have been there myself. I stared down that inky well and I can tell you that it echoes the feeling in my heart. This existence, this life, has no meaning without knowledge of the [sanctity] of the scale.'

    You say, 'Sanctity?'

    Y`ssuria the Elder says 'The scale is the most precious artifact in all of Norrath - it is a symbol of the god that birthed us and defines who we are. And yet a self-important imbecile holds access to it. I don't trust him, Lias. Is the artifact safe? Has it been damaged? Do we even know if it is still there? Ironically, for me [not knowing] is a fate far worse than any harm that may befall it. This uncertainty eats away at me.'

    You say, 'Not knowing?'

    Y`ssuria the Elder says 'Yes . . . While I cannot venture close to the Reliquary, perhaps you might be able to get a closer look.'

    You have been assigned the task 'The Sanctity of the Scale'.

    No dragonkin can venture into ashengate without the risk of coming under Dyn`Leth's control. In Y`ssuria's stead, you have been asked to travel to the heart of Ashengate Temple to ascertain the status of the Scale of Veeshan. You must stand on the precipice, view the Scale and then return to Y`ssuria with news of the legendary artifacts condition.

    Gaze upon the Scale of Veeshan - Ashengate, Reliquary of the Scale

    At the furthest point in the north wing of Ashengate is a crystalline scale of Veeshan (you'll know it when you see it). You must go right on to the tip of the precipice to get your task update. All mobs in the vicinity see through invisibility, so you'll need a group to clear.

    Speak with Y`Ssurria the Elder (or something to that effect)

    You say, 'Hail, Y`ssuria the Elder'

    Your task 'The Sanctity of the Scale' has been updated.

    You have helped to allay Y`ssuria's fears.
    Your faction standing with Infiltrators and Traitors of Ashengate got better.
    You gain experience!!

    Y`ssuria the Elder says 'Thank you, _____. I do feel a bit better knowing that you have seen the great scale and that it is safe, but there are many more things that I do [not know] that have me worried.'

    This is the lead-in to the next task in the series: The Agony of Uncertainty.
    Submitted by: Lias Roxx, Defiant, Zek
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    # Aug 19 2019 at 3:49 PM Rating: Excellent
    Infiltrators and Traitors of Ashengate +150
    where's the loc?
    # Nov 27 2006 at 7:32 AM Rating: Decent
    Does anyone have a loc for where the scale updates the quest?
    where's the loc?
    # Feb 12 2008 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
    Just got the update, standing on the ledge overhanging the lava in the north wing. Loc 1377, 68, 52. (BTW, this is no problem for SoS rogue to just run and do)
    Good Tip
    # Nov 21 2006 at 3:55 PM Rating: Excellent
    42 posts
    A good tip for the quest you get in CR to find the scale in AG:
    The Sanctity of the Scale
    Its very easy if you're used to using sneak and if you know the area well.
    You can sneak all the way to the scale to get the first task in the arc completed. Just cast SOE on yourself and approach the North Wing hatch with sneak up. Make sure it worked - you should notice a decrease in your movement rate. After opening the door quickly scoot back in case of any roamers that would be close. Once the way looks clear, carefully scale up the ledge to your left then float to the piillar on the right, without aggroing the mob that is very close to it. From there you can "levi" to the next pillars - by carefully timing the roamers and skillfully moving in the right path. Once you get to the end of the hall there is a roamer to the right where you need to go. Wait for him to get to the end of his pathing and sneak behind him as far to the left as you can. Then scale up the next wall and wait for the roamers to get far enough for you to go behind the 2 stone guardian mobs.

    Once you are past them you will notice groups of Scarlet Legion mobs to the left in the next room. Also there will be a group of mobs to the right in the room and a few roamers. Wait until the roamers are gone and then, staying out of agro range, sneak across to the corner across from the entrance (its towards the next hatch). Now you are very close, just wait for roamers to clear the tunnel and sneak on up. Go to the left and wait until you feel you're ready to approach the scale. Go between the stone guardians and climb up the pillar and safely levi down to the end of the scale.

    It really helps if you spend most of your time in AG and know the way around/the roamers, etc.

    Sorry I didn't post a map.. and for the sloppy walkthrough. All of this was done as a Ranger w/ Spirit of Eagle, sneak, and some brainpower!

    I solo'd this quest this way.

    Edited, Dec 3rd 2006 11:13pm by Keldramir
    flag given at the end too
    # Oct 26 2006 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
    Gave a character flag At the end of this series
    # Oct 17 2006 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
    45 posts
    Open the north doors, use the diagonal pillers to get height, run over all the mobs.
    DA/FD/Fade/Sneak/Hide all usefull.
    Rogue shrouds are no use here (all the mobs see through 'em and they splat quick).
    Fair few classes with some technique can solo these tasks.
    # Oct 20 2006 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
    Rogues dont splat nothing sees us but named.......

    # Nov 05 2006 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
    31 posts
    he said "rogue shrouds"
    # Oct 16 2006 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
    Using invis, sneak and levitate a monk can complete all 3 tasks solo. Really nice item for a solo task. Its not easy solo... going to probably eat a few deaths, but still, very nice.
    # Oct 16 2006 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
    its a progressive task ending with a cloak. first task you just look at the scale second task you draw the room holding the scale and third you draw the scale with a more detailed sketching tool.

    second task is called The Agony of Uncertainty.

    third is called The Ecstasy of Relief

    final reward is
    Cloak of The Elder Drake
    Magic Item Lore Item No Trade
    Slot: Back
    AC: 21
    Focus Effect: Nhyalea's Fury
    STR 16 DEX 16 STA 16 WIS 16 INT 16 AGI 16
    HP 265 MANA 265 ENDURANCE 265
    Stun Resist 3%
    Recommended level of 75 Required level of 71
    WT. 1.3 Size small
    Class: ALL
    Race: ALL
    Slot1, Type 7
    Nhyalea's fury
    Spell Effect: Increases the Damage portion of magic-based spells up to level 75
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