Solteris Access #2a: A City in Peril  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:The Buried Sea
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Feb 20 03:18:44 2007
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
This is a "mini-task" that follows the mission 'Locating the Statue'. It is required in order to upgrade your Combine Signet Ring, and is a required step for the Solteris flag.

It begins with the Prime Researcher.

You say, 'Hail, Prime Researcher Elnot Waymun'

Prime Researcher Elnot Waymun says 'Fantastic work! You really captured the details here, even some of the intricate designs surrounding the text. Unfortunately the text itself is a complete mystery to me but I think I know who we can turn to next. Seek out Head Mage Antius and give him this transcription. I am confident he will know what to do with it.'

You have been assigned the task 'A City in Peril - Deliver the rubbing to the Head Mage'.

Deliver the rubbing to the Head Mage

Head Mage Antius is located at -104, -92, +7 in Katta Castrum.

Give him the Etching Transcript from the "Locating the Statue" task.

Head Mage Antius says 'Well, well, what do we have here? A rubbing of some ancient text, I see! Well Elnot was right to send you to me. I have recently acquired an artifact, with some small assistance by young Maladoks, that may prove [useful] here!'

You say, 'Useful?'

A loud voice fills the chamber as the last instructions from Prexus to the Kedge echo around you. 'A voice from the waves spoke to us, words for our ears alone. This doom is not your own but this doom will claim you still. No hand but mine will alter that which I create and any that dare will slumber in my realm for all time. So spoke Prexus on that day of fate.' As the last echoes of the words fade a sound like a crashing wave fills your ears.

Head Mage Antius nods his head. 'Yes, let us see if this artifact can indeed unlock the mysteries of this text.' His hands begin to glow slightly as he releases a small trickle of power into the artifact in his left hand. Almost at once the page in his right hand begins to glow slightly.

The Avatar of Prexus scowls at those around it.'This [doomed] city is not worthy to hear my words. Have you still not learned to leave alone those things that do not concern you?' the Avatar of Prexus says angrily.

Another 'A City in Peril' mini-task ("2b") follows this one. Hail the Prime Researcher again to get it.
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Its all about Faction
# Jan 20 2008 at 5:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I did all 8 of the missions out of order and mission 2 was last one.

It would not give me the task "A City in Peril - Deliver the rubbing to the Head Mage" after hailing Prime Researcher Elnot Waymun. My faction was warmly at the time.

Hailing Prime Researcher Elnot Waymun after becoming Ally to "Combine Empire Merchants" I was able to get the task, and complete other tasks for the 300 HP/Mana Combine Signet Ring.
270 stats
# Jan 14 2008 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
when i get city of peril 2a it tells me to go to vizier and hail him when i do that my task is updated and doesnt give me the (news) dialog like alla says it should ive tried everything and nothing works what can i do?
How do I start this?
# Dec 07 2007 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
Hailing him is just giving me the same message about dark times as always. What do I say to the prime researcher to start this quest?
How do I start this?
# Dec 07 2007 at 8:43 AM Rating: Excellent
1,088 posts
For this task specifically, you will need to have completed group missions 1 and 2 (Knowledge and Statue -- see "Related Quests" next to the description).

While the group tasks can be done out of order, the "City in Peril" tasks cannot. Start with this one, don't skip any dialogue, and work your way through it.
How do I start this?
# Dec 07 2007 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
I've done both of the city in perils before this, as well as the two group missions. He's still not giving me anything special.
How do I start this?
# Dec 13 2007 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
This quest gets bugged up easily.

To fix it, you need to go through all the talking portions of the mini-quests in order while avoiding the actual missions.

Mine got stuck after "locating the statue". To fix it I had to do the following:

1. Talk to Elnot. He gives the information about traveling to look at the statue. Say 'travel', and he tells you to talk to Maladoks.
Hail Maladoks and get a "quest completed".
Now go back to Elnot and hail him again. He should now ask you to deliver the inscription to Mage Antius.
Deliver your inscription and you should be back on track.
How do I start this?
# May 05 2019 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Thank you so much! This worked perfectly.

Leffe Brune
80 Beastlord of Emarr Server
How do I start this?
# Feb 16 2012 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
189 posts
Thanks Isabeel, I was stuck at the same stage and your fix worked perfectly.

For others curious about faction, I'm at Apprehensive.
Is this still in game?
# Nov 20 2007 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
Is anyone able to get this task?

I completed the first 2 tasks and he wont give me this one.

I do get the 3rd task "Snakes are hiding Something" from Sodut, which I didnt complete yet, is my progress bugged?
Addition to the quest text
# Oct 31 2007 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
As an addition to the end of this text:

An avatar of prexus spawns.

If you say doomed to him, he despawns.

Then head mage antius says

" Grave words indeed. Our peril is greater than we could possibly have imagined. The source of the the power that fuels our Pellarus Satum -- the artifact at the height of our city -- and even the origins of the artifact itself are lost to us but perhaps the Avatar of Prexus has revealed the truth - the power of the Pellarus Satum is linked to another god of Norrath. Return to Elnot, I am sure he will want to hear of what we discovered here."

why do i have to enter a subject in a reply
# Aug 13 2007 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
the issue lies in no one has posted the exact text to reget the "deliver the rubbing" task which is where all the people that are bugged are getting stuck
even if you handed it in if you did it out of order you need to redo the text portion to repair the flags. so if anyone getsthe keyword to reget this mini task please post it .
also there are links to the mini tasks missing here can the board mods fix that 1 a does not show in the overview but is linked from the mission briefing
# Jun 28 2007 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
Got etching and had trouble handing it in too, had to keep going back and forth between Elnot? ( was a few weeks ago ) and Mage near tents.
Not sure how i did it, but he finally accepted and i got update.
I remember going through all the text again and think i got a mini task.
Sorry for lack of info, was here looking at something else and saw a few peeps having hand in probs.....hope this helps lol
# May 06 2007 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
I did the statue mission and have the etching, but when I go to turn it in he tells me he doesn't need it and gives it back.
etching = rubbing
# Mar 08 2007 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
etching you get after #2 = rubbing. don't make the mistake i did & destroy the etching!!
Valorguard, The Nameless
# Feb 28 2007 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
Should I have a "rubbing" in my inventory after completion of Locating the Statue? I think I might have been zoning when the final turnin was done. I did see the Task Complete yellow splash screen when I did zone into Katta. I've gone on to do task 3 to completion and now going back to do the hails 2.a 2.b I can't get any further with NPC's because I don't know where the rubbing is that I need to deliver?

Edited, Feb 28th 2007 11:15am by korlaorm
# Mar 08 2007 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
etching you get after #2 = rubbing.

don't make the mistake i did & destroy the etching!!
Valorguard, The Nameless
# Mar 08 2007 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
I'm having the same issue, any help would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance
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