Arx Mentis #3: Delving Deeper  

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Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Money
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
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Era:The Darkened Sea
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Oct 26 04:08:21 2014
Modified: Sat Feb 22 17:16:07 2020

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This solo task is part of a series and begins with a noctis viratum (click for map image) in Arx Mentis.

Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Minimum Level 95
- Completed "Key to the Citadel"
- Completed "What Lies Above"

Say "friends" to request the task.

You say, 'Hail, a noctis viratum'

a noctis viratum says 'It's strange, _____. It wasn't many years ago that the citadel, the city, the praetor and the populous seemed to summate a veritable utopia. The subtle iron-fisted rule, the abductions, and the tedious lives of the citizens are such fresh distractions that I am not sure our city will make it out of this unscathed. There are two more citizens I would like you to make contact with, a husband and wife who were good [friends] of mine before I 'ascended.''

You say, 'You? Friends?'

a noctis viratum says 'Given what we know so far, I fear the worst for my old friends as they were both unabashedly brazen in their critique of the citadel's recent ambitions.'

You have been assigned the task 'Delving Deeper'.

Tsalis is convinced that the dramatic increase in 'ascensions' is a cover for the praetor to silence dissenting citizens without the populous becoming suspicious. There are two more people he'd like you to make contact with to confirm or dismiss his theory.

Locate Oreda Safli 0/1 (Arx Mentis)

Task Window Says: Oreda Safli and her husband Rakus were sculptors before their ascension. Tsalis does not recall anything particularly objectionable about their work that would lead the praetor to want to silence them. Make contact with the couple and see if they report anything suspicious occurring.

Oreda Safli is located at -60, 145, 88. This is on the Antearx floor (second floor). She's on the lower of the two very narrow halls in the western part of the Anterax.

Speak with Oreda 0/1 (Arx Mentis)

Task Window Says: Speak with Oreda to find Rakus' whereabouts.

You say, 'Hail, Oreda Safli'

Oreda Safli ignores you and remains transfixed on the scene playing out in front of her. You mention that Tsalis sent you and you are looking for her husband. She responds curtly without turning her attention away from the window, 'Try the Teritarx.'

Locate Rakus Safli 0/1 (Arx Mentis)

Task Window Says: Search the Teriarx for any sign of Rakus.

Rakus Safli - or what's left of him - is found at /loc 50, 40, -67 (the basement area).

Recover evidence of Rakus' demise 0/1 (Arx Mentis)

Task Window Says: Recover anything you can from Rakus' remains to bring to Oreda.

"Mangled Wedding Band" is a ground spawn... inside... Rakus' gooey remains.

Return Rakus' ring to Oreda 0/1 (Arx Mentis)

Task Window Says: Deliver Rakus' ring to Oreda to inform her of her husband's fate.

Oreda Safli holds the ring up to her face. Her sullen expression remains unchanged. She places the mangled ring on her left hand to create an awkward symmetry with her right then lets out a brief sigh before speaking, 'Be off, but return later...'

Kill anything that gets in your way 0/10 (Arx Mentis)

Task Window Says: Tsalis is growing less concerned with your stealth given your display of power with your previous excursions. Eliminate anyone or anything that gets in your way within the citadel.

Kill any 10 mobs in the citadel.

Speak with Tsalis 0/1 (Arx Mentis)

Task Window Says: Return to Tsalis to confirm his suspicions.

Hail "a noctis viratum" to complete.

You say, 'Hail, a noctis viratum'

a noctis viratum sighs contemplatively as you explain your encounters. 'This is deeply troubling. To think that Rakus is gone and Oreda is numb to her husband's slaughter? The Arx's grip around our necks grows tighter. I may not have much more time here.' He pauses, 'If you wish to continue to weaken the praetor's hold then you should return to Serphus and Oreda. There is little more I have to offer you but gratitude.'

Tsalis is thankful for your help in making contact with the ascended citizens. He believes the best course of action is to leave any remaining work in your hands with the help of your new contacts.

75 platinum

Despite getting a lockout timer, this task is not repeatable.
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