Pillars #1: The First Pilgrimage  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
Quest Items:
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Era:Veil of Alaris
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Nov 29 23:29:20 2011
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
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This task is automatically assigned to you as you approach the Shrine of Alra in the Pillars of Alra (up the ramp from the bottom of the zone).

Pre-requisites for requesting the task:
- No tasks
- 81 Skill Level in Alaran

The mysterious statue seems to beckon you towards it...

You have been assigned the task 'The First Pilgrimage'.

A curiously shaped stone lies at the foot of the marble statue, perhaps you should investigate it.

  • Recover the Discarded Stone Tablet 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    At your feet you notice a curiously shaped rock. You hear a faint whisper as you take the stone into your hand... Perhaps one of the local evangelists could shed some light on its origins.

    This opens up steps 2, 6, 10, and 14 (the four "Speak with..." steps) which can be done in any order.

  • Speak with Selulian at the Pillar of the Arcane 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Selulian of Melretia is outside the northeastern pillar (360, -620, 450).

    You say, 'Hail, Selulian of Melretia'

    Selulian of Melretia prepares to dismiss you until it notices the stone in your hand. It speaks with renewed interest, 'The blessed power of Alra be upon you, traveler! Come in [search of enlightenment] no doubt?'

    You say, 'Yes, a search of enlightenment...'

    Selulian of Melretia smiles, 'I had no doubt, any traveler that is industrious enough to recover one of our most ancient artifacts is clearly on a quest for greater things. Let me be the one with the great honor of welcoming you to the [Pillar of true worship].'

    You say, 'Pillar of true worship?'

    Selulian of Melretia says, in Alaran, 'Yes traveler, do not be drawn into the perversion and ignorance that befalls the other pillars, for only the purest form of Alra's magic should be worshiped... But I can see in your eyes you are uninterested in my lectures and more focused on the artifact in your hand. Let me hold it a moment so I can speak of its history.'

    Give him the Discarded Stone Tablet.

    Selulian of Melretia stares closely at the stone for a moment before speaking, 'Amazing, simply amazing! Bits of our oldest recorded history are etched into this fragment. Here...' Selulian returns the stone to you, '... I have a small [favor] to ask of you before I share what was written.'

    You say, 'A favor?'

    Selulian of Melretia says, in Alaran, 'A small endeavor for one as experienced as yourself, simply to prove your faith. Seek out a few materials to construct the tabard of our order, some of the remnants of those accursed beasts of natural corruption should do. Take these parts and return to our library. There you will find several scriptures that detail our sacred symbol. Take the components and the instructions to our purification room and craft a tabard of our order, we will have much to discuss in the future!'

    And if you hail him again:

    Selulian of Melretia looks at you curiously, 'It was a simple errand, construct the tabard of our order. I can't imagine your memory is so poor that you would forget what you have just been instructed to do... Return to me when its construction is complete so we can discuss the origin of the tablet in more detail.'

  • Obtain the materials to construct Melretia's tabard 0/3 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: Selulian requests that you collect the necessary components to construct the tabard of its sect. The vines of an okiina or naturewalker will suffice.

    Kill treants and living plants around the outside of the Nature Pillar (southwest) until you get 3x "Wound-Verdant Cords".

  • Obtain the pattern to create Melretia's tabard 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: Now that you have obtained the vines, return to the Pillar of the Arcane and find the tabard pattern. It should be in the lower library on one of the bookshelves.Go up 5 or 6 floors. Can be on any of them levels.

    To get this item, you just need to run around the lower library floor until you get it on your cursor.

  • Infuse the Natural Minerals with Arcane Essence 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: In the lower lab is an arcane infuser. Use the vines along with the tabard to create Melretia's Tabard.

    The "Infuser of the Arcane" is located at about 400, -840, 670 (two floors down from the library). Combine the four items to create "Tabard of Melretia's Order".

  • Speak with Il`Rator at the Pillar of Nature 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Il`Rator of Anriella is found outside the southwestern pillar (-345, 610, 435).

    You say, 'Hail, Il`Rator of Anriella'

    Il`Rator of Anriella says, in Alaran, 'Yes friends, we stand united against the forces of corruption! All will know of our purity by the end of days...' The preacher ceases its shouting for a moment and notices you. It seems to speak past you, yet you get the feeling it is calling out to you, 'Travelers, searchers, seekers of knowledge, come forth and repent. We are the [Pillar of Nature, of Life, of Growth]!'

    You say, 'Pillar of Nature?'

    Il`Rator of Anriella points in your direction and shouts, 'Yes! May the beauty of Alra's land bless you! Come forth traveler, do not think I have not seen the potential in you, the artifacts you wield and lives you could change. What is it that brings you to our holy grounds? Is it fortune, fame, enlightenment, or perhaps [information]?

    You say, 'Information?'

    Il`Rator of Anriella says, in Alaran, 'A wise seeker you are, Alra would be proud! I see that you hold an artifact of our people, come forth and allow me to observe it so that I may share its information with the crowd. Fear not, my people do not covet earthly goods as so many of the corrupted beasts that tromp through our lands, I shall return what is rightfully yours after reading its inscriptions.'

    Give the tablet to Il`Rator:

    Il`Rator of Anriella breaths deeply as if preparing to speak then stops short, it stares at the stone with intense focus for a moment before continuing. It turns to you and speaks quietly, abandoning its previous mannerisms, 'What you hold here is of dire significance to both your and my people. What is written upon it is not for the eyes and ears of others, for it details the origins of my people's life on this world. I shall return this artifact to you but I must make a [request] before I discuss its meaning any further...'

    You say, 'What request?'

    Il`Rator of Anriella says, in Alaran, 'I must know that your faith is true to our cause. The task is fair and should not be too challenging for one such as yourself. Seek out materials to craft the tabard of our people so that you may don the seal of life and hold audience in our court. You will need the remnants of the cold-lifeless beasts which can be purified within our halls. Instructions on the tabard's creation can be found in our library. Go now and may the blessings of Alra be upon you!'

    And if you hail him again:

    Il`Rator of Anriella throws its head back in laughter, 'The life and love of Alra be blessed!' It speaks past you, 'Friends, would it be within your grasp to believe that the world contains people that do not share our love of life? No, of course not! We are beset on all sides by the withering of decay, of darkness, of cold and lifeless heretics! We should be so lucky as to find a traveler willing to express their faith...' It continues to speak as if indirectly mocking you...

  • Obtain the materials to construct Anriella's tabard 0/3 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: Il`Rator demands that you obtain the lifeless ore of the arcane. The ore of the animated guardians or wards will likely appease his demand.

    Kill mobs around the Arcane Pillar (northeast) until you've 3x "Malleable-Lifeless Ore".

  • Obtain the pattern to create Anriella's tabard 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: With the ore obtained, return to the Pillar of Nature and find the tabard pattern. It should be in the upper library on one of the bookshelves.

    Head to the Pillar of Nature (southwest) and up to its sixth floor (five elevator rides up) and run around until you get "Ornately-Drawn Pattern of Nature".

  • Breathe life into the Arcane Materials with Natural Essence 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: In the upper lab is a natural infuser. Use the ore along with the pattern to create Anriella's tabard.

    The "Infuser of Life" is on the fourth floor (two drops down from the upper library) at about -360, 820, 731. Combine the four items to create "Tabard of Anriella's Order".

  • Speak with Wrakt at the Pillar of the Black 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Wrakt of Fal`Kaa is just inside the southeastern pillar (-630, -355, 355).

    You say, 'Hail, Wrakt of Fal`Kaa'

    Wrakt of Fal`Kaa speaks quietly, 'Welcome to you traveler, I sense a kindred spirit in you. You are a seeker, a learner, you seek something our Pillar can offer you. In your hand you hold something of great [value], immaterial value of course, but true riches are not measured in the physical...'

    You say, 'Value?'

    Wrakt of Fal`Kaa smiles before continuing in its quiet tone, 'Consider for a moment a flickering candle, the object itself and its violent light are of no worth, but its use is of immeasurable value. I warn you now that should you cross our halls that you do so without disturbing the peace of shadows, it is not our place to evoke chaos... But I digress, you come seeking information about the stone you hold in your hand [do you not]?

    You say, 'I do'

    Wrakt of Fal`Kaa says, in Alaran, 'The stone like all things material is simply a shell, a host. Just as we are fleeting beings on this planet, so is the knowledge of our history. I shall read what is written upon the stone and share the wealth of its knowledge. Allow me a closer look, and fear not, I would rather live in ignorance than steal from a seeker such as yourself...'

    Hand in the tablet:

    Wrakt of Fal`Kaa eyes the stone curiously and nods, 'The wealth contained within this stone is admirable but not revolutionary.' It returns the stone and continues, 'There is an unnecessary division between my people as you have no doubt seen, the stone details the story of a trickster who shone the light of chaos upon a unified world.' It pauses, 'Not to rescind my promise, but I must humbly request that you [prove] your dedication to our cause before I continue to divulge our sacred history.'

    You say, 'I'll prove myself'

    Wrakt of Fal`Kaa bows its head, 'I thank you for your patience. This should be a simple errand, after which I will be happy to share more with you. You must don the crest of our order and rid yourself of the chaos of light. To create the crest you will have to rid the light of a powerful material, the remnants of a shining beast should do fine. When you have obtained the materials, return to our library and find a tome of seals. With this in hand, travel to our extraction halls and expunge the chaos from the material and form it into our holy crest. When this task is done I shall have more to say to you. Be well, traveler.

    And if you hail him again:

    Wrakt of Fal`Kaa bows its head, 'Return when you have completed the errand requested of you. I eagerly await the news of your success.'

  • Obtain the materials to construct Fal`Kaa's Crest 0/3 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: Wrakt insists that you acquire the essences of a few light beasts. Wisps and hoppers will likely have what you need.

    Kill mobs around the Light Pillar (northwest) until you obtain 3x "Brilliant Orb of Purity".

  • Obtain the pattern to create Fal`Kaa's Crest 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: With the essences of light obtained, find the pattern of the shadow crest in the upper library of the Pillar of the Black.

    Head to the Pillar of the Black (southeast) and to the upper library (6th floor, so five floors up from the entrance level). NOTE: Don't be shrunk for this update, or you may be too short to reach the location range.

    You spot an interesting looking tome that is decorated with the seal of the Pillar on the shelf.

    You receive an "Unreadable Pattern of Shadow".

  • Cleanse the light materials with Shadowy Essence 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: In the lower lab is an infuser of shade. Use it to extract the light from the essences and craft the Crest of Fal`Kaa.

    The "Infuser of Shade" is on the third floor of the pillar (-730, -515, 500). Combine the four items to create "Crest of Fal`Kaa's Order".

  • Speak with Il`Nendale at the Pillar of Light 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Il`Nendale of Erion is outside the northwestern pillar 630, 330, 515.

    You say, 'Hail, Il`Nendale of Erion'

    Il`Nendale of Erion looks you up and down curiously, it speaks in a curt tone, 'I did not think foreigners capable of such feats, but there you stand, holding a great [relic] of my people. Come to flaunt your conquests or bless us with your novel ignorance?'

    You say, 'This is a relic?'

    Il`Nendale of Erion glares at you for a moment before adopting a less hostile demeanor, 'I apologize to you. We have been suffering from the recent influx of foolhardy [pillagers] who are more interested in lining their pockets than honoring the great one. I simply cannot understand their lack of appreciation for history, but I suppose they are unconcerned with anything that doesn't benefit them immediately and personally...'

    You say, 'Pillagers?'

    Il`Nendale of Erion says, in Alaran, 'You do not seem like them, at least not yet, you have had the decency to stop and speak rather than marching in unannounced or worse yet, attacking us true children of Alra. Allow me the courtesy of sharing what is written upon that stone, I will be happy to return it as I trust you did not spill the blood of my people to obtain it.'

    Hand him the Discarded Stone Tablet.

    Il`Nendale of Erion nods as it looks over the stone, expressions of confusion passing its face as it reads the ancient writing, 'Quite interesting indeed...' It points to several characters etched upon the rock-face that have no particular meaning to you, 'What this details is the final wishes of Alra!' It returns the stone to you before continuing, 'What exactly this means, I shall share with you if you will [demonstrate] your willingness to join our case.'

    You say, 'I'll demonstrate my willingness...'

    Il`Nendale of Erion says, in Alaran, 'The varying corruptions of my people are deep and timeless, this is why I must request that you prove your dedication to the cause by purifying the land of darkness. Extract the darkness from several shade creatures and return here to purify the unholy material. A tome in our library should hold all of the information required to operate the purification equipment in our halls. With this done, the material will be easily malleable into our most holy crest, donning it will shine the light of purity on all things around you. Return to me with this task complete and I shall share more of Alra's wishes with you.'

    And if you hail him again:

    Il`Nendale of Erion glares at you in confusion, 'Have you not finished your simple errand? I hope I was not wrong about you, adventurer...'

  • Obtain the materials to construct Erion's Chest 0/3 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: Il`Nendale will not discuss anything further until you have proven your worth with the collection of a few shadowy materials. The shades and horrors of the Pillar of the Black should possess what you need.

    Kill mobs around the Pillar of the Black (southeast) until you've obtained 3x "Weightless Orb of Darkness".

  • Obtain the pattern to create Erion's Crest 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: With the dark material obtained, travel back to the Pillar of Light and find the pattern of the light crest in the lower library.

    Head to the Pillar of Light (northwest) and to its lower library (fifth floor). Roam around there until you get a "Glowing Pattern of Light".

  • Purify the Dark Materials with Light Essence 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: In the lower lab should be an infuser of light. Cleanse the dark materials along with the pattern to craft the Crest of Erion.

    The Infuser of Light is found on the third floor (so, two floors down from the library update) at about 700, 500, 730. Combine the four items to produce "Crest of Erion's Order".

  • Return to the Burial Site 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Return to the central island.

    Startling images of devout Alaran worshipers consume your vision. The glowing paths between the Pillars rumble under the feet of decorated priests. As you regain your composure, you feel as if the stone is beckoning you to cross the paths in the garb you have just constructed...

  • Walk the Barren Paths of the Pillars 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Here, you'll need to walk the eight paths (the four extending from the center to each pillar and the four that connect the pillars to each other).

    You have on hand:
    - Tabard of Melretia's Order (ARCANE: chest item)
    - Tabard of Anriella's Order (NATURE: chest item)
    - Crest of Fal`Kaa's Order (BLACK: head item)
    - Crest of Erion's Order (LIGHT: head item)

    You have to walk each path at least once.

    You have to be wearing the above-mentioned "Order" items from the pillar you're walking to and the pillar you're leaving from. (Equip these before you step onto a path.)

    You can walk on paths more than once, as you need, except the one you just finished walking on (so, you can't walk from the Center to the Light Pillar and then from the Light Pillar to the Center -- you'd have to take the long way around, equipping the appropriate items as you move around).

  • Pay your respects to the fallen god 0/1 (Pillars of Alra)

    Task Window Says: Return to the foot of the statue and pledge your allegiance to a particular pillar: (Nature), (Arcane), (Light), (Shadow), or (none) if you are an unbeliever.

    (Make sure you are not on a mount of have no levitate buffs on you. I believe it checks for the Z axis coordinates for the update and if you are not on the ground, it will not update.)

    The Stone Tablet begins to feel heavier as you near the statue. The once distant whispers now begin growing louder. A myriad of voices seems to be creeping upon you, a lone howl among the sound of the crowd shouts out, 'Stand at the feet of Alra and speak your allegiance! Pledge yourself to life to [nature].' Another more gravelly voice hisses, 'Purity! Your soul belongs with us in the [arcane]!' Yet another pair of voices cry out in discordant unison, 'To [light] ... To [shadow]!' ... The crowd continues to grow louder, you fear what may happen if you say [none]...

    You say, 'I pledge myself to _____'

    The statue remains still, silent among the roaring voices...

    The din of furious voices slowly fades into a distant hum. After a few moments the only sound audible at the altar is that of rushing wind. Before you step away from the statue you notice a small stone tear fall from its face. You reach to grab the stone and are surprised to find it is absolutely weightless. It seems your quest to determine the tablet's origin has simply opened the floodgates to more mysteries...

    This completes the task.

    450 platinum
    Very Small Stone Tear
    Elatarki's Diary - Four Cornered

    In addition to the above rewards, Druids and Wizards also receive their Pillars of Alra port spell set.

    NOTE: The "Very Small Stone Tear" is an evolving trophy with a +Dodge% modifier. This evolves as you complete the "Optional" steps in Pillars of Alra tasks (eventually turning into its final form: "The Tears of Alra"). You can also evolve this item by killing any Alaran NPCs in the Veil of Alaris expansion.

    The final form of this item can be right-clicked to create this aug:

    The Tears of Alaris
    Augmentation type: 3
    Skill Mod: Defense +5% (10 Max)
    Recommended level of 95.
    WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
    Class: ALL
    Race: ALL
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    Arcane library
    # Aug 10 2022 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
    6 posts
    finished all but pillar black. Wrakt tells me "You cast an unwelcome light upon our walls be gone", then attacks me. Is there some faction needs fixing?.

    Edited, Aug 11th 2022 8:49am by Huios
    Nightmare quest
    # Mar 07 2022 at 11:16 PM Rating: Excellent
    130 posts
    This quest seems to be a nightmare for small races.

    I have done this quest with a dozen characters over the years, and have had the occasional issue where I had to redo the last portion of the quest (traveling over the paths while wearing the various pieces of armour).

    Humans, elves, half elves, dark elves, ogres and trolls, all were able to do the quest with minimal problems.

    This week though, I have been doing and redoing and doing again the last portion with a froglok, a gnome and a dwarf and I get to 10/12 and get to try it again. The problem seems to be either in dropping off the centre island onto a path, where I get the message "The Stone Tablet tugs against your hand. You must walk the paths from end to end", or the jump required to move a small race off a path onto one of the four small islands, where the message is "The Stone Tablet begins to scream loudly! You get the feeling that it is somehow upset with the journey you are taking."

    My impression is that if you have any gap in time between leaving a path or island and arriving at the next path or island that the quest sees that as an issue.

    I have tried an illusion for the gnome (royal sarnak) without success. It is possible this quest is simply not working at the moment, but it seems interesting that it has worked for me over the years for any medium or large size race, but fails on three out of three small races.
    And solution
    # Mar 10 2022 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
    130 posts
    After nearly two weeks and thirty seven failed attempts at getting a small race through this quest, I found a solution.

    Using a Philter of the Titan (Alchemy made Grow potion), each of the characters was able to finish the quest without issue.
    # Aug 22 2020 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
    Here are some IMPORTANT things to ALWAYS remember when doing this quest:
    *** You MUST make positively sure you are on/in the correct Pillar.
    NW Pillar = Pillar of Light NE = Pillar of Arcane
    Center = Burial Grounds
    SW Pillar = Pillar of Nature SE = Pillar of Black

    Levitation does NOT work in the zone however, it does work with Mercs - scratch head ...
    Usually up/down stairways, elevators, portals, etc. you will have to run from one side of the floor to the other to get up to the Libraries and then reverse it on way down. Any portals in the middle of MAIN floor when you enter, are either useless or go to lower floors which I found there was never a need to do.
    *** You WILL encounter cos mobs throughout this quest but, NEVER on a bridge or walkway to to any Pillar including Center Pillar. ***

    MAKE SURE, you do NOT have a DISCARDED STONE TABLET in bank, houses, etc. if you do DESTROY IT before going anywhere on the Center Pillar to start the quest !!! When quests starts you will receive another.
    ***** You MUST complete EACH STEP IN ORDER or quest will NOT proceed *****
    ALL items you are required to collect WILL pop on your Curser:
    # On collect from kills you will require 3 of the same items in which you MAY have to kill more than 3 mobs to get item to pop on curse.
    So check curser after each kill !!!
    # On obtaining the patterns, you MUST be on the correct Library floor.
    Each Pillar has 2 floors that have libraries on it, and each pillar Libraries ARE on top floors
    Each Library is on the OUTSIDE of each floor and basically wraps around the floor.
    You must walk the corridor of the library until item pops on your curser, check map if on correct library floor spawn location is marked.
    On the four collect portions of quest, each is started by an NPC from one of the 4 pillars.
    *** Make SURE you are at correct NPC because if your are not, they will attack when you hail.
    *** Make SURE you follow text after hails, be wise, and read quest because in 1 NPC hail the cues leave out an IMPORTANT thing you MUST
    say. If you fail to say it, NPC will attack, and Cover tracks, FD potion, etc. will NOT clear aggro !!!!!!!!!!!!
    If this happens, You MUST gate or camp out to lose Aggro !!
    *^*^ Super Hot *^*^ When reading thru the quest, at the end of each conversation with each of the 4 NPC's, the quests states, " and if you hail again",
    ALTHOUGH you got the update at end of talks with the NPCs, if you FAIL TO Hail AGAIN, a few steps ahead the quest won't work
    and you will have to camp and renter n redo those steps to include final hail of each NPC
    I know a real pain to camp but for me it was much better than gating and running all the way back.
    If an NPC is NOT 100% health, even if you have no aggro, they will just reattack !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!! IF at any time during the quest something does go right, camp out and give it about 2/3 minutes then zone back in. This seems to rest the quest without
    losing anything. !!!!
    There will be 4 times during the quest that you must combine 3 collects with 1 pattern. I suggest you collect the 3 items you get from kills. Then move to the
    required library to get the pattern. The reason is, the combine area for each is 1 or 2 floors below the library you obtained the pattern in.
    *********** To find the combine area, if it's not on your map, LOOK for nice pretty blue/green stones in the corner area rooms. The rooms with the rectangular
    stones are NOT the correct rooms. You will have to go down 1 level. When you see what looks like a still/brewery, that's the correct floor.
    USUALLY, the area you want will be on opposite side after you enter door way. You will know your on or near it when you SEE a FLASHING ROUND
    BALL, that can look blue/green, either way if flashes or pulsates. When you click it, a COMBINE BOX opens. That's where you do combine.
    For each of the 4 sub tasks of collects and combines MUST be down in the correct Pillar combine area.
    Take it slow when going across the bridges. I fell off about 6 times, and although I didn't die, LvL 115 Ranger and 106 Wizard, you have to run back to where
    you were which makes quest longer. If you do every step, in the correct order, the quest doesn't take very long.
    I didn't get anything worth discussing at completion of the quest BUT my Wizard got 3 port spells !
    Good Luck - hope it helps
    # Aug 22 2020 at 2:17 PM Rating: Default
    I too could be a Scholar by posting info that's worthless and/or incomplete !!

    Here are some basic fact you must ALWAYS remember when doing this quest.
    Your final answer/choice determines faction adjustment
    # Jan 22 2020 at 8:42 PM Rating: Good
    117 posts
    Picking 'nature' at the end resulted in
    Living Will of Alra +99
    Arcanists of Alra -69
    Purity of Alra +33
    Shades of Alra -33

    Picking 'arcane' at the end resulted in
    Arcanists of Alra +100
    Living Will of Alra -69
    Shades of Alra +33
    Purity of Alra -33
    Your final answer/choice determines faction adjustment
    # Mar 21 2020 at 7:48 PM Rating: Good
    67 posts
    You say, 'none'
    Your faction standing with Purity of Alra has been adjusted by -20.
    Your faction standing with Shades of Alra has been adjusted by -20.
    Your faction standing with Living Will of Alra has been adjusted by -20.
    Your faction standing with Arcanists of Alra has been adjusted by -20.
    Pledging Support Final Step Bugged?
    # Jun 18 2019 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
    2 posts
    I have tried to pledge every option, every way to say I pledge myself to _____, and nothing is working. I have taken off all buffs, all auras, all the quest "equipment" and nothing is working. I can't believe I get this far and can't complete! HELP!!!
    Pledging Support Final Step Bugged?
    # Jun 18 2019 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
    2 posts
    Nevermind. A guildmate just told me.....and it is not anywhere I read...….that you have to stand on the stone with the statue. Would be a nice piece of information to have had!!!
    All that
    # Mar 23 2017 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
    151 posts
    All that for a dang scroll What a waste of time. I'll just avoid that zone.
    "Is it just me or did that dragon just look at us funny?"
    All that
    # Feb 25 2018 at 11:18 PM Rating: Good
    It's horrible. They force druids and wizards to do that. They wouldn't do that to warriors or necros!
    Fight smarter not harder.
    So, finally
    # May 09 2016 at 10:58 PM Rating: Good
    After all these years, I finished the damned port spells. In order to get the last step updated, you MUST choose 'none.' At least that's what happens if you're a dark elf.

    Lee of Povar
    Fight smarter not harder.
    So, finally
    # Feb 13 2019 at 9:31 PM Rating: Good
    1,274 posts
    UnholyCzars wrote:
    After all these years, I finished the damned port spells. In order to get the last step updated, you MUST choose 'none.' At least that's what happens if you're a dark elf.

    That is not true. My dark elf chose "shadow", for example.
    Faction with the dark pillar
    # Apr 05 2014 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
    299 posts
    I found that although I was" threatening" with Wrakt, I was able to proceed by staying outside the entrance and targeting him while unseen.
    careful of your faction people
    # Mar 07 2014 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
    328 posts
    Dont go killing your faction before you do this! We had a guy in the group that was constantly getting agro because he had killed a bunch of stuff working on his tear thing. So now we have to kill the stuff that agros him and hurt our own faction.
    Terrible Walkthrough
    # Jan 18 2014 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
    48 posts
    I'm only a few steps into this quest so far, but so far this walkthrough leaves a LOT to be desired. I got a TL from a Wizzy to Pillars of Alra and as soon as I zoned in, was given the quest. I walked up to the statue in the center and then was given the Discarded Stone Tablet. It wasn't 'laying at my feet' as the walkthrough says. I spent a good 10 minutes running around looking for it on the ground. The next couple of steps are fine. To get the tabbard pattern though, the key thing to know is that there are 4 pillars in the zone and each one has a lower and upper library. The tabbard is in the Pillar of the ARCANE (not the same area you just killed the treants in). Find the portals that take you up (not the portals in the middle of the room) and keep going up until you see the library. As soon as you walk to the bookshelves, the tabbard should appear on your cursor. Will update more as we go. Hope this saves people some time!
    need to be 91
    # Jul 20 2013 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
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    You have to be 91 to get this task.
    # Apr 29 2013 at 12:38 AM Rating: Decent
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    Just completed this quest on 93 Druid to get port spells, April/29/2013

    1. The required level to get this quest is not 95, maybe 85 or 90 can get. (port spells need level 92 to mem though)
    2. I followed Allakhazam quest instructions, all correct
    3. For the walking path, I combined <LOVEMYSOLDIER> + <Endaar> posts below, 12/12 updates got.
    4. For the final Pledge, I followed <starwhisp> post below, don't say [none]. (My Dru/Bst chose chose [Nature], Enc/Mag chose [Arcane])

    Starting in the center:

    Put on Crest of Erion's Order and Tabard of Anriella's Order

    Walk Center to Light
    Light to Nature
    Nature to Center

    Put on Crest of Fal`Kaa's Order and Tabard of Melretia's Order

    Walk Center to Black
    Black to Arcane
    Arcane to Center
    Center to Black

    Put on Tabard of Anriella's Order (leave on the Crest of Fal`Kaa's Order)

    Walk Black to Nature

    Put on Crest of Erion's Order (leave on Tabard of Anriella's Order)

    Walk Nature to Light

    Put on Tabard of Melretia's Order (leave on Crest of Erion's Order)

    Walk Light to Arcane
    Arcane to Center
    Center to Light

    You got 12/12 updates at Light, back to Center for final Pledge

    Edited, Apr 29th 2013 2:39am by Gary168
    # Apr 14 2013 at 12:53 AM Rating: Decent
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    Obtained an Unreadable Pattern of Shadow on the 5th floor up from ground base level (which makes it 6th floor) at loc -775 -520 +720 - with all 3 toons working on task - this was on top of a table in the SE corner of the floor - had to jump onto the table to get it.

    Obtained a Glowing Pattern of Light on the 4th floor up from ground base level (which makes it 5th floor) at loc +740 +515 +875 - with all 3 toons working on task - this was right in front of the table Yrenvotal the Peaceful sits at.

    Obtained an Ornately-Drawn Pattern of Nature on the 5th floor up from ground/base level (which makes it 6th floor) at loc -445, +690, +865, in front of the elevator going up to the next level - again w/all 3 toons working on the task.

    Obtained a Meticulously-Scribed Arcane Pattern on the 4th floor up from ground base level (which makes it 5th floor) at loc +500 -735 +800 - with all 3 toons working on task - this was right in front of a table at the far west.
    Shadriel Valshara'Slyan - DE Cleric (EQ)
    Shyntrai the Noble - BE Hunter (WoW - retired)
    # Jan 05 2013 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
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    I don't know if anyone still posts here but I cannot find the pattern after I got the vines. I ran around every floor up to the kos mobs at the top and I get nothing. Any help would be appreciated.
    problems finding the pattern
    # Dec 14 2012 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
    80 posts
    have it:

    it is not the 4 level up, the book can be 3rd or 4th level above, so for the pattern search the whole library and take care about the last 5th level because there are KOS raid-mobs up there
    problems finding the pattern
    # Dec 14 2012 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
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    That description here is weird. Searched the whole place but it seems it is two or four levels up the tower.
    Beware also there are strange "raid"-mobs (army to defeat) at the most upper levels.
    Here is a help which is a bit deeper:

    Kill treants and living plants
    # Nov 27 2012 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
    443 posts
    haha, i just went to pull a treant for this part, be careful, the others are well hiddin and youll have a train fast lmao!!!!
    # Nov 19 2012 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
    11 posts
    I'm on the very last part of this task on 3 of my toons: "Pay your respects to the fallen god".

    None of my characters are invisible. None of the "I pledge myself to ____" triggers are working. Nothing happens when I type them, and I am standing right beneath the statue in the middle of the zone.

    Any ideas why this might be?
    # Nov 19 2012 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
    222 posts
    Ran into this myself. I solved it by zoning out then returning immediately, standing on the stone with the statue, and saying my preference. Worked that way for 2 toons
    # Dec 03 2017 at 3:25 AM Rating: Good
    28 posts
    The final step did not work for me, despite zoning out and back in, until I dismissed my mount.
    Easier than it looks
    # Sep 13 2012 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
    54 posts
    As a Wizard I have to echo UnholyCzars point that locking a port behind 81 Alaran and a kill task is kinda nutty, but anyway, this task is actually quite a bit easier and mildly less tedious than it may seem from the walkthrough.

    The collection steps update randomly with items appearing on your cursor, so you'll have to be part of the kills rather than just looting corpses. While I didn't notice any of the mobs summon and I think they were all snarable, there really isn't enough room to kite so you'll need to bring a friend. Most mobs are single pullable.

    Unless you've done something in Pillars already, you shouldn't be KOS in any of the towers, at least not to most mobs. I did run into one KOS mob in I think the Light pillar, but that was it. So realistically, once you get the collect steps done, you can solo the rest of it.

    For walking the paths, I followed LoveMySoldier's steps, but had to do Center --> Light a second time for credit. Not sure why that was.

    So overall, not too bad.

    Endaar Flaashpoint, Wizard of Karana
    Current member of Ring of Valor, Bristlebane
    Guild history, for the old timers:
    Founder, The Valorous (Karana)
    Officer, Harbingers (Karana)
    Officer, Evolution of Faith (The Rathe)
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    # Sep 09 2012 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
    Where in the Library Is the Pattern? A picture would be awesome.

    Thanks in advance.
    arcane infuser
    # Aug 25 2012 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
    32 posts
    The arcane infuser for Melretia's tabbard is 2 floors down from the library.
    First Pilgrimage...faction questions
    # May 29 2012 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
    80 posts
    Dzarn said...

    " In this particular instance I am totally okay with alliance spells working on the Pillars of Alra quest givers.
    There is a way to get each aura to not land on you. I'll leave it to the community to discover how though. "

    and then read further on thread...not sure if it is true or not..

    "All you need to do is wear the relevant piece of armor (head or chest) that you got in the first of the story tasks. That will enable you to get future tasks regardless of how many mobs you have killed "

    First Pilgrimage...faction questions
    # May 29 2012 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
    80 posts
    And this works...

    " Meanwhile i testet it with my alt enchanter. He has a level 50 spell "Collaboration", which raises faction to a single NPC. It worked and i could do the task yesterday. Never used the spell before.

    While we did the quest yesterday we were suddenly Kos in the light tower. As people said before, it changes depending on what quests you are doing."

    First Pilgrimage...faction questions
    # May 29 2012 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
    80 posts
    Trouble with requesting the tasks....try

    "You can DA and request the task before it fades to bypass the faction debuff."

    and see if that works.
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