Erudin Burning #5: Raiders of the Sacred Tomes  

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    Entered: Thu Oct 28 20:06:38 2010
    Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
    This is the final task in a series of five. It begins with the Spirit of Erud in Erudin Burning. He is located at about -340, 310 (in the area south of the dock area, along with several other quest NPCs).

    You must have completed the previous four tasks, "Heretics Among Us", "The Fallen Citadel", "Erudin's Apocalypse", and "The Destroyers' Den" prior to being able to request this one.

    You say, 'Hail, Spirit of Erud'

    Spirit of Erud says 'Hail, traveler. Perhaps you have come to gawk at the fallen demi-god, the man who thought he could persuade mortals to embrace a better existence? I am nothing, I have failed. The Heretics, always so certain of themselves and their answers for everything, have utterly destroyed my city and all that I sought to establish for the betterment of not just the Erudites but all the people of Norrath. All is lost. Given that the city is being destroyed there is but one thing that would set my soul at ease in this dark hour: knowing that the five foundational tomes of Erudite civilization are intact and in safekeeping. Will you [undertake] the task of locating and returning these sacred tomes of my city, before the Heretics destroy them?'

    You say, 'I'll undertake this task'

    Spirit of Erud says 'I am most pleased. Seek them out in the Library of Erudin, and bring them to Arbin Derrex. He will see to their safekeeping and restoration.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Raiders of the Sacred Tomes'.

    Kill 5 of the Heretic pillagers 0/5 (Erudin Burning)

    Loot the Tome of Eternal Love 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    Loot the Tome of Martial Necessity 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    Loot the Tome of Intellectual Grace 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    Loot the Tome of Spiritual Improvement 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    Loot the Catechism of Erud 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    Heretic pillagers spawn in and around the perimeter of the library (the building in the center area of the southern part of the zone). The tomes may only be dropped by certain spawns.

    There are two pillagers just west of the library entrance, two on the first floor, and one on the second floor.

    Tome of Eternal Love (can also drop from a Heretic ravager)
    Tome of Martial Necessity (from the second floor pillager)
    Tome of Intellectual Grace (one of the pillagers outside the west entrance of the library)
    Tome of Spiritual Improvement (bottom floor of the library, single spawn on southeast side)
    Catechism of Erud (from the pillager in the southwestern corner of the library's bottom floor)

    Deliver the Tome of Eternal Love to General Arbin Derrex 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    General Arbin Derrex says 'Excellent, you've found the Tome of Eternal Love. It is the ancient guide given by Erud to his people, for the betterment of one's most intimate relationships. I shall see that this tome is secured at once.'

    Deliver the Tome of Martial Necessity to General Arbin Derrex 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    General Arbin Derrex says 'The Tome of Martial Necessity, my favorite of the ancient Tomes. Erud was wise enough to recognize that any society, no matter how advanced or liberal in its intellectual posture, must still take care to defend itself with force as the situation warrants. It is good that we have retrieved this Tome.'

    Deliver the Tome of Intellectual Grace to General Arbin Derrex 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    General Arbin Derrex says 'Yes, it is very good to see that the Tome of Intellectual Grace has not been rendered to ashes. Erud had much to say about the proper way to order one's mind in this sacred volume. This tome shall be placed under guard with the Deepwater Knights.'

    Deliver the Tome of Spiritual Improvement to General Arbin Derrex 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    General Arbin Derrex says 'You have found the Tome of Spiritual Improvement. Certainly, a controversial work, but one that seems to explain the relationship between mortals and magic to a degree. We are lucky it survives.'

    Deliver the Catechism of Erud to General Arbin Derrex 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    General Arbin Derrex says 'How fortunate that the Catechism of Erud is now back in our possession. Within these pages, Erud describes how to behave in order to live up to his idea of a true Erudite citizen. Had this original Tome been lost, Erudite civilization might have become easily fragmented and vulnerable to cultural schisms.'

    Speak with General Arbin Derrex 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    You say, 'Hail, to General Arbin Derrex'

    General Arbin Derrex says 'The survivors of Erudin are lucky indeed that you took it upon yourself to rescue these five tomes from the marauding Heretics. If Erud's spirit were watching over us, I'd say he would be very pleased. You have brought back the essence of our civilization. There is no appropriate way to thank you for saving these precious works, but perhaps these coins and items will suffice.'

    210 platinum
    Faction with Dream Delvers
    13 Dream Motes

    Completion of this task series leads into the group progression mission for Erudin Burning, "The Illuminating Truth".
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    # Oct 29 2013 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
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    I looted the intellectual tome from a pillager just outside the library entrance.
    Jaggedhalo of Bristlebane
    Prior to 2004 it was Toppen of Luclin
    This Task is not Repeatable
    # Nov 22 2012 at 11:06 PM Rating: Good
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    I can Confirm this task is not repeatable
    # Apr 07 2012 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
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    Are the tomes prelootable?
    # May 03 2012 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
    The books are not pre-lootable. You receive an update upon lotting the books and would not receive it if you had pre-looted them.
    # May 21 2011 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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    None of these books have any lore when identified, but they can be read.
    Sukrasisx (105 monk) / Terrwini (67 druid) / Teviron (59 shadowknight) / Wizbeau (36 wizard)
    -- Mystic Coercion, EMarr
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    # May 18 2011 at 6:47 AM Rating: Good
    617 posts
    To consolidate all the feedback in one post for ease to others:

    Martial drops from 2nd floor pillager
    Grace drops from roaming pillager outside to the west
    Spiritual drops from a pillager on first floor near the stairs
    Catechism drops from the pillager on the first floor in the nook behind a book spawn
    Love drops from ravager on second floor

    Spiritual and catechism may drop from same pillagers, i don't remember what I was getting off the static pillager outside.

    2nd floor at base of stairs to 3rd floor was a nice place to camp.

    Edited, May 18th 2011 8:51am by Kynsh
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    # Jan 29 2011 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
    BTW .. this guy is kinda ugly .. reminds me of Screech. 8-D
    # Jan 29 2011 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
    I was doingthe 5 questa again with friends ... when i tried to get this quest

    he says" I feel... No, I cannot speak with you. You seek Arbin Derrex."

    can anyone confirm this is repeatable?
    # Jul 26 2011 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
    468 posts
    I tried this as well. The first time through i worked on this with my monk/shaman/druid/enchanter. I tried to do them all again this time with my monk/shaman/druid/cleric. I was able to request the 4 tasks previous to this one with no problem but was unable to get this task.
    Tome of Spiritual Improvement
    # Dec 04 2010 at 8:57 AM Rating: Good
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    Tome of Spiritual Improvement dropped from pillager, 1st floor library, south east side (single spawn)
    # Nov 06 2010 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
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    Loot the Tome of Intellectual Grace 0/1 (Erudin Burning)

    *Drops from "a Heretic pillager"
    # Nov 05 2010 at 11:23 AM Rating: Good
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    ? platinum
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    ? Dream Motes

    210p, 0g, 0s, 0c
    13 Dream Motes
    # Oct 28 2010 at 8:39 PM Rating: Good
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    I've yet to get a tome from a dervish. However, each pillager (there 5) drops a specific one. There are two just west of the Library entrance, 2 on the first floor, and 1 on the second floor (drops martial). We also had eternal love drop from a ravager on the second floor. So maybe less common from the dervishes and other library mobs, but definite drops from the pillagers.
    Ranger, 100
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    # Nov 02 2010 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
    I can verify this. Each Pillager drops a certain book and they drop the book every time... so if you are planning on farming just 1-2 of them in hopes of getting all the books you will be there forever. I can tell you for sure, 100%, that the pillager on the 2nd floor of the library drops Martial Necessity. I didn't pull the other 4 (our monk did) so i can't tell you what books the spawns on the ground floor or the 2 outside drop exactly but in 6 clears of the 5 pillager's everyone in our group had their books :)
    # Nov 05 2010 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
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    Loot the Tome of Eternal Love 0/1 (Erudin Burning)
    *Drops from "a Heretic ravager" and only from this mob.

    The tomes can also be looted from tome dervishes.

    The tomes do NOT drop from the tome dervishes or any variant of that mob. They only drop from the Erudite type mobs and each book drops specifically from a certain one.

    Edited, Nov 5th 2010 9:51am by Cylius
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