||Prerequisite Quests: Soldier of Air, Fight Fire, and any one Trail of Smoke, Prisoner's Dilemma, Palace of Embers, Brass Palace, Key to the Kingdom, Contract of War, All Hail the King, Royal Visits, and Tyrant of Fire.
This task starts with Blazing Sorrow's Darkness in Aalishai near the castle on the outside.
You say, 'Hail, Blazing Sorrow`s Darkness'
Blazing Sorrow`s Darkness says, 'You. How is your progress going. Have you found a way to gain the object we [require] as you promised Lord Fennin Ro? Do not waste my time our yours with idle chat.'
You say, 'require'
You have been assigned the task 'Enter Mearatas'.
- Find a way into Mearatas 0/1 Aalishai: Palace of Embers
Task Window: You have been asked, perhaps commanded, by the Tyrant of Fire to obtain one of the molds used to create the jann. The duende appear to have one unused, and so you must somehow find a way into their castle called Mearatas, Palace of Stone.
The beings you speak with will have to not feel you are an enemy.
No real suggestions were given, perhaps you can just ask people in Aalishai and someone will know.
Speak with Glance of Sky.
- Convince Glance of Sky to tell you the name of someone that may know how to get into The Stone Demesne. 0/1 Aalishai: Palace of Embers
Task Window: Glance of Sky says that she knows someone that might know a way into Mearatas.
You say, 'Hail, Glance of Sky'
Glance of Sky nods, 'You must be the one I was told about. Well, you want into The Stone Demesne. I am just the person you need. I know someone that might be able to assist you in finding a way in. However, information is my trade, my livelihood. So I must ask you to [do something] for me in exchange.'
You say, 'do something'
Glance of Sky says, 'I may have just the thing for a murderous mortal like you. I need someone killed. Bring to me the head of Dread Last Guardian and I will tell you what I know.'
Dread Last Guardian is NW of the palace proper and has a fast respawn timer. Upon turning in the head she will tell you either.
- Glance of Sky says, 'You have done as I asked. You should speak with Ivory Flume.'
- Glance of Sky says, 'You have done as I asked. You should speak with Obsidian Bitterness.
depending on which steps you haven't done.
- Convince Obsidian Bitterness to tell you the name of someone that may know how to get into The Stone Demesne. 0/1 Aalishai: Palace of Embers
Task Window: Obsidian Bitterness has claimed that he might have the name of someone that can help you on your task.
Obsidian Bitterness says, 'I can't tell you from any other of your kind, but you must be the creature I was told to expect. You want access to the Demesne, do you? I may know someone that can help you with that. You will not be surprised that I will need something from you. There is a being, one called Flowing Cloud, due to be brought before the Udex here. All you must do is deliver a message to the Udex who will be trying the case. Deliver it, and I will give you the name.'
He gives you Sealed Copper Note to hand to one of the Udex that spawn in the palace proper. There are up to 4 udex in the palace up at any time (they spawn in the round towers on the corners).
There are four spawn spots for the Udex but at least ten different NPCs:
Udex Ashen Moon Havoc
Udex Black Iron Sky
Udex Cold Iron Glance
Udex First and Forsaken Mind
Udex Fluttering Shadow Serf
Udex Hidden Ro Silhouette
Udex Invincible Jade Guardian
Udex Master of Bronze
Udex Obsidian Sage Monolith
Udex Screaming Oblivion Dance
Be wary of the other mobs in the room if you are KoS there, they will agro. We mezzed and blurred them to get thru quicker without unnecessary faction hits. Randomly the Udex path away and despawn to be replaced by other Udex. Hailing them will result in either "I know nothing about this Flowing Cloud and would tell you nothing if I did" (wrong response and if you hand him the note he will say "Hmm... I will impound this. This will insure that you don't try something foolish")
Eventually one will say "I will not speak about anyone appearing before me in my capacity as Udex." Hand him the note, he will return it. Or hand them the note if they say this, 'What i[t] this?' The Udex pulls open the note. 'If you are trying to influence my judgment, nothing you can offer me will do so.' Flames dance on the Udex's hands and melt the words, whatever they were, from the surface.'
Return to Obsidian Bitterness and give him back the Opened Copper Note and he responds with " You have done as I asked. You should speak with _____ (whichever step you have not completed.)
- Convince Ivory Flume to tell you the name of someone that may know how to get into The Stone Demesne. 0/1 Aalishai: Palace of Embers
Task Window: Ivory Flume claims to know someone that might be able to get you into Mearatas.
You say, 'Hail, Ivory Flume'
Ivory Flume says, 'You are the one that was mentioned to me. You seek entry into a place you have no right to. I may know someone that can assist you. But of course you must pay for that information. All I require is one small stone. If you can find a way to liberate that stone from the one that holds it and deliver it to me, I will gladly give you the name. The stone is in the hands of one called Eyes Unconquered. Do not harm him, for harm to him will reduce the value of the stone.' (Go find Eyes Unconquered in the South East part of the zone)
You say, 'Hail, Eyes Unconquered'
Eyes Unconquered says, 'So, Ivory Flume sent you. I can tell, she has been after that contract for a while now. I'll tell you a truth, I don't want the contract anymore, and so would give it to her. But it is, after all, a contract. I am bound by it until it is completed. This binds me to that idiot Hidden Dust.' Eyes Unconquered begins to grow a sly smile. 'It's too bad that Hidden Dust doesn't just die already. If the contract were broken by, say, horrible murder, then I would be free to give it to anyone I chose. Just an idle thought. Perhaps you should go think about your own future.'
Hidden Dust is located between the palace and the "moat" to the southwest. Kill him and loot The Head of Hidden Dust. He also is on a fast respawn timer.
Turn in The Head of Hidden Dust to Eyes Unconquered
Eyes Unconquered says, 'Well, what unusual fortune. You have discovered that Hidden Dust is dead, and I have discovered that I no longer need this stone.' Take the stone (name needed) and turn in to Ivory flume and she will either send you to whichever step you haven't done or
When you have finished all 3 steps the last one will tell you
'Ah, well, you have given me what I need, so I shall give you the name you asked for. Obsidian Sundering Master may know a way into the city of the duende. She usually does business in Esianti.