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WALKTHROUGH FOR TRUTH, COURAGE, LOVE VIRTUES & PATH OF THE ORACLE (SHROUD) QUESTS

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    I have compiled this Walk-through from my own experiences in completing the Ep. 1 Main Storyline for “Shroud of the Avatar” several times, including for Friends in-game who do not enjoy Questing.

    I have utilized some information from some of the most Dedicated and Creative Minds within our Wonderful Community. My sincere Thanks go to @Elwyn and @Rinaldi for inspiring me to compile this Walk-Through.


    If you don’t want SPOILERS, or a comprehensive Guide through the Questline, with-out any emphasis on the Lore, this really is NOT the thread for you!

    It is designed to guide any Player, both Old and New is extremely SPOILER heavy.
    Especially for those who do not enjoy Quests but wish to complete the Questline for the rewards.



    Your Avatar should have an Adventure Level in the Mid 40’s or more, before you go too far into the Quests.
    They can all be completed between Level 50 – 70, depending on your skills and confidence.

    To find out Your Avatars Adventure Level, open your Character Sheet and hover your mouse over your name. You may have to take some time to Train and get your skills up.

    Due to the varying “degree of difficulty”, I recommend doing the Virtue Quests in this order:

    1. TRUTH

    2. COURAGE

    3. LOVE

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    Finally, you will explore many different parts of this AMAZING World.

    Some of the places you go to, are "Quest ONLY" Zones, that you will never see again.
    Once you have killed the Mobs, they do not re-spawn in Quest Zones.

    Take the time to look around.
    You will see UNIQUE things that are not found anywhere else in the Game.
    Explore and Enjoy this Journey!

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    These notes should be read before starting the Quests, especially for Lower Level Avatars....


    Many parts of these quests can ONLY be done
    SOLO.
    (You cannot be in a party)

    ADVICE FOR LOWER LEVEL AVATARS:

    It is worth getting some gold in your pocket, or some crafting skills to make Potions and Teleport/Recall Scrolls, before you delve too far into these Quests.

    If you are in a Guild, maybe they can help you out with these or sell them to you at a good price.

    • Use SPEED BUFFS when needed –
      • Dash or Sprint
        • PLUS
      • Spirit of Wolf Potions
    • Have Heal potions on your Utility bar - (each has a different "cool down" timer between re-use.
      • GREATER HEAL
      • POTION OF RESTORATION
      • POTION OF HEALTH, IMBUED
        • Use as required in addition to your heal skill.
    • Have “Teleport to Zone” SCROLLS if you are a Lower Level or don’t want to fight everything, so you can get out of a zone easily.
    • If a Town is “under siege”, use “by-pass” option.
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    GENERAL ADVICE:
    • Usingkeywordstrigger Quest updates & allow you to move forward in the Quests.
    • You can type in any of the keywords in this guide to the NPC chat-box, if they have not already appeared in the dialogue.
    • "Sparkly indicators" on COMPASS at top of your Screen are helpful in locating your next step in the quest in the current Zone.
    • Make sure that "Skip conversation with merchants" is disabled (NOT TICKED) in Interface tab! You NEED to see what is in NPC chat-box so you can click or type in the keywords!
    • IN-GAME MAP will often have a marker for locations inside a zone, but in Adventure Zones, you usually need to be close to them, to (“discover them”) for them to appear on the Map.

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    BEFORE STARTING THIS QUEST....
    PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT NOTES IN FIRST POST IN THIS THREAD.

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    TRUTH VIRTUE – QUEST LOCATIONS MAP
    [​IMG]

    1. BLOOD RIVER

    Talk to ROBERT VILLINES ("Official"),
    keyword "
    dagger"

    2. AERIE
    Once in town, take the N/E path toward North Gate. Kyle is in the Blacksmith Shop.
    Talk to KYLE BEHRAND (“
    Blacksmith”),
    keywords "
    Boreas", "Vertas"
    [​IMG]


    3. VERTAS
    Talk to KIAKIS ("Vertas Traveler"),
    keywords
    "book", "bonesteel"
    [​IMG]

    4. JAANAFORD
    Talk to JENNA KARTTUNEN ("Innkeeper"),
    keyword
    "bonesteel"
    [​IMG]

    5. KILN(Upstairs in House @ the end of the path.
    Talk to DION ("Wounded Faun"),
    keywords
    "Perri", "Artifice", "Blackblade Pass",
    "
    leg" > gives you an emote
    [​IMG]

    6. ETCETER
    Talk to AVITAS ("Harbormaster"),
    keywords "
    passage", "something for you"

    Talk to LADY RANSOM ("Traveller") in the Tavern,
    keyword
    information”, “Yes, I do pledge
    You have just promised Lady Ransom that you will not kill any of her friends in the Mines.

    You will need to “Deliver a Letter and a Package” to Etceter Crag Mines for her.

    Go to docks and use the “Boat to Novia”.
    The Mines are in Novia close-by in Crag Foothills Zone.

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    7. CRAG FOOTHILLS (Tier 5 Zone)
    You WILL be attacked on the way to the Etceter Crag Mines!

    NOTE:
    If you don’t want to fight your way there, use Speed Buffs...
    Run to the Left down the path and run out the next (West) exit to the Left, just before rock bridge.

    Re-enter zone using “West Entrance”, go Left under the rock bridge & stay on path.

    The Mines are up the path and to the left.

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    7. ETCETER CRAG MINES = SOLO ONLY.
    You will NOT be attacked inside Mine unless YOU attack first.

    Follow the rail tracks & when the tracks fork in 2 directions, take right track.

    Beyond the wooden barrier and Barrels is the Man you need.


    The BANDIT CHIEF is in the cave.
    Give him “Lady Ransoms Letter” and “Lady Ransoms Package”.

    BANDIT CHIEF (Mackey) will give you “Black Iron Ore” for AVITAS in Etceter.


    If you are Lower Level or don’t want to fight your way out,
    Use a Teleport Scroll to Etceter Dock. (You have to go there next anyway.)

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    Return to ETCETER docks
    Talk to AVITAS ("Harbormaster") and give him the Black Iron Ore.

    Go West to next dock.
    Talk to CAPTAIN STEEL ("Ship Captain"),
    keyword "
    passage" and “Yes, let’s leave for Xenos
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    8. XENOS
    Go up the dock stairs and go straight ahead up the path. (South)
    The ("
    Elf Official"), is on the Stage

    Talk to CHANCELLOR NOTUS ("Elf Official"),
    keyword “
    waiting” Updates your quest. = Enter Artifice)

    Go back to docks (North) and use the “Boat to Novia”.
    Artifice entrance is in Novia to N/W closeby.
    [​IMG]

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    9. ARTIFICE

    Follow the Path & go up the Hill.

    Go past “The Welcomer” into the Yellow Lighted Archway.


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    9. HALLS OF ARTIFICE = SOLO ONLY. You will NOT be attacked in here.

    Go Left and into the first Yellow Lighted Archway.

    Get a Key from the chest in each of the 3 rooms (Straight ahead on a table at far end of each room)

    Keep going Left after each room and into the next Yellow Lighted Archway.


    Once you have the 3 keys, go left again and use the keys in the 3 locks on the ornate doors and open it.

    Go through the 3 Torture Rooms and then through the next doors.

    Watch Out for the Trap Tile on front of the cage with Children inside
    (If you step on it, the children will die)

    Unlock the Children’s Cage and go through the door and through the Yellow Lighted Archway.

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    MAZE – the Blue Torches can help you find the correct way (Can be frustrating!)

    Turn at each blue flame torch you see, if you get to a torch and there is an T-intersection, Turn Right.

    Talk to NOTUS ("
    Elf Official"),
    keyword "
    Boreus"

    Go through next door into the ruined Throne Room.

    Pick up the Bonesteel Crown from small footstool in front of the Throne

    Go past the Throne and through next door and Lighted Arch to the Royal Forge.

    Talk to HEPHAESTUS ("Kobold Blacksmith"),
    keyword "
    destiny"

    Go through Archway to the East past the lava

    (BEWARE…. Lava KILLS!) and then through the Yellow Lighted Archway.

    ( Run in and go left at the 4 sets of stairs.)
    Talk to KIAKIS ("
    Vertas Traveler"),
    keyword "
    Notus"

    Go North and Talk to PERRI ("Curious Faun"),
    keywords "
    homily" > give book, "stronger together", "fight", "free"

    Go back and Talk to HEPHAESTUS ("Kobold Blacksmith"), keyword "
    destiny"

    You receive 200,000 XP and the “Bonesteel Crown”

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    You have COMPLETED the TRUTH Virtue Questline!


    Recall Home or Teleport to a Zone!

    COURAGE VIRTUE – QUEST LOCATIONS MAP
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    1. HIGHVALE = BATTLE OF HIGHVALE
    (If you haven’t already been to the “Battle of Highvale”, you need to do so now)

    Go to Highvale. You will land right in front of GAWAIN (“Wounded Knight”)
    keyword “amulet


    2. RESOLUTE
    Talk to BRIGID ("Knight-Captain"), in the Tavern.
    keyword
    "Gawain", give her amulet, keyword "make them hear"
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    3. HARVEST
    Talk to KHARY ("Ferryman"),
    He is on the docks next to the “Travel to Novia” boat.

    keywords "official business", "Amulet for Grannus", "passage", "Yes, let’s go"

    4. ESTGARD

    Talk to AKLIR VIKISON or HALVDI HAMISON ("Knight of Norgard") at the Gate,
    keyword "aid"
    You get “Free Sir Patrick Quest”.



    NOTE: At the time of writing this, the Estgard in-game Map,
    was COMPLETELY USELESS for navigation.

    So...
    Use to boat to get back to Harvest,

    Then Use the Boat next to Khary ("Ferryman") to go to Novia.

    In Novia, use the docked boat outside of Harvest, to Travel to Estgard (Island)
    [​IMG]

    5. KOBOLD EXPEDITIONARY CAMP = SOLO ONLY. (TIER 5+)
    (FREE SIR PATRICK QUEST)

    DO NOT attack any of the Kobolds in this Quest Only Zone. They won’t attack you.
    [​IMG]

    Talk to KORMAG ("Kobold Commander"),
    keyword "
    imprisoned" and “Yes, I agree
    [​IMG]


    You must now Fight and Defeat the waves of Kobolds /Shock Monkey, in the Circle of Stones/Battle Arena.
    [​IMG]


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    NOTES:

    This is challenging for a mage/archer or lower levels but standing on the stones or jumping back and forth over them “can” help.

    If you really can't win the fight, you might be able to get the key at the cost of some Courage.
    You “could” kill the “Kobold Expedition Guard” in front of Sir Patricks cage? Those around him “may” mot approve?


    This fight is somewhat easier if you have a summoned elemental.

    If you can get the Kobolds or the Shock Monkey (He does an area affect attack) to attack the kobold guards by outside the ring of stones, they will join in and help kill it for you!

    Beware of casting Area of Effect spells too close to guards outside the ring of stones.
    The Guards will join the fight to kill you!


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    ONCE YOU HAVE DEFEATED ALL THE CHALLENGERS
    – Last opponent is a Shock Monkey….


    Return to KORMAG ("Kobold Commander")


    Talk to the “Kobold Expedition Guard” and he gives you the key.

    Speak to Sir Patrick. (You need to talk to him to update the quest)

    Don’t unlock the cage. he runs off.
    If he does, you must chase him to get him to stop and talk.


    Unlock Sir Patricks cage and he runs swiftly away.

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    6. FERIG'S BATTLE CAMP – West of Kobold Expeditionary Camp

    Talk to LORD FERIG ("Lord ")


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    7. VALHOLD – North of Ferig’s Battle Camp

    To get to Valhold Palace S/W and turn right past the wall up the path.
    Then N/E o
    nce you get inside the walls and go up the steps.

    At the door, talk to BALDWIN ("Knight of Norgard"),
    keyword “amulet” or "permission" to go inside the Palace.

    7. VALHOLD PALACE SOLO

    Once inside go through the arch to right of ceiling lights
    and then straight ahead to the Throne Room.

    Talk to GRANNUS ("King of Norgard"),

    keyword "amulet", give Brigid's amulet, keyword "activate", "officer"

    Talk to MARA,
    keyword "ready".

    She will take you on a painfully long and slow walk to talk privately in bedroom.

    Follow MARA closely, when she finally stops, talk to her,
    keywords "
    help", "stop him". You get Royal Warrant from her.

    Go back to Throne Room and talk to ESSEN “High Chamberlin of Norgard
    keyword "ready".

    He will take you on a painfully long and slow walk to talk privately upstairs.
    Talk to ESSEN upstairs,
    keywords "
    night of the crystal blades", "fourth baton", "request".
    You receive “Royal Norgard Writ of Passage” and Baton Headpiece

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    Back to FERIG'S BATTLE CAMP

    Talk to LORD FERIG ("Lord Ferig"), across the bridge within the camp.

    keyword "warrant", give warrant

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    8. DEMIG'S BATTLE CAMP West of Ferig’s Battle Camp

    Give writ to Guard.

    Talk to DEMIG,
    keyword "Essen". Give baton headpiece. He gives it back to you
    And provides a “Diplomatic Note for Korabar” which enables safe passage in Cavern of Skrekk

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    GO TO SKREKK - SOLO

    NOTE TO LOW LEVEL AVATARS :
    Skrekk has MANY hard hitting enemies.
    Speedy footwork & steely nerves will get you into the Caverns.

    Use a “Potion of the Wolf” & when needed........Dash/Sprint.

    Just past the first Archway on Right, where the rocks turn to dirt...
    Climb up the hill on right as soon as you can (jumping helps you get up)
    (The wall is opposite the tower/pipe)

    Have Dash/Sprint ready to apply as you near the top of the hill.
    If you see any enemies, use it.

    Run fast past the tent and then go West, under the pipeline and down the hill.

    Run N/E and up the stairs and click on the door to zone into the Caverns of Skrekk.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    CAVERNS OF SKREKK SOLO ONLY.

    Speak to the “Kobold Guardian” at the window.
    show him the “Diplomatic Note for Korabar” for safe passage. Nothing will attack you.


    Go East through the 2 sets of gates and onto the suspended walkway.

    Go North and into the "Town" then N/W under the pipes, then towards the water.

    At the water, turn N/E and go up the steps, then East along the water, to the bridge and cross.

    Go inside “House of Korabar”


    Go up the stairs and through Archway on the right.

    Go up more stairs through the next Archway
    and up some more stairs.


    Talk to KORABAR, “Kobold King

    Show him the Baton Headpiece and go through the keywords at bottom.

    Keywords “
    time for him to speak” and “he must speak

    Lord DEMIG is summoned.
    Keyword “
    Mark

    The “Royal Guardian” attacks Demig and kills him.

    NOTE: If you are closeby, you will also be knocked back by the Area Effect, but do NOT fight!

    Talk to KORABAR, “Kobold King
    keywords "stupendous plan", "time for the avatar to speak", "go now"

    Korabar zones you to Valhold Palace.

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    VALHOLD PALACE


    Talk to MARA,
    keywords "
    I have news of Demig", "come forth"

    ESSEN arrives….
    keywords “Demig has fallen” "fourth baton", "arrived"

    Lord FERIG arrives…
    keyword "stand back"

    FERIG kills MARA!

    Talk to GRANNUS,
    keywords "Mara has betrayed Norgard.", "sceptre", "destiny"

    You receive 200,000 XP and the “Sceptre of Dread”

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    You have completed the COURAGE Virtue Questline!
    Recall Home or Teleport to a Zone!

    LOVE VIRTUE – QUEST LOCATIONS MAP
    [​IMG]

    1. SOLACE BRIDGE
    Talk to EDVARD,

    keywords "a favor to ask of you", "prophecy"

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    2. SOLTOWN
    Talk to STANLEY (Soltown Guard Captain),

    keywords "courier", "help", "dangerous line of inquiry"

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    3. ARDORIS
    [​IMG]


    Talk to CUGEL,
    keyword "stanley"

    Talk to SIRANTO,
    keywords "divided", "closer at hand"

    Talk to PINTAR (Minister),
    keyword "defeated"

    Talk to KHASI, keywords
    "
    love" < gives you emote, "husband", "dividing" "Yes"

    Talk to DAMAI (Advisor to Khasi),
    keywords "
    harmony" < gives you emote, "dance" < gives you emote, "lead" < gives you emote. "spitit talker"

    Talk to KARDAN MARBANE,
    keyword "ask" "advice" < play dead emote

    Talk to MIN LIANG TAN (Official),
    keywords "keystone", "writ", "tower of the shuttered eye" "key to Necropolis", "ring"

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    4. TOWER OF THE SHUTTERED EYE – SOLO ONLY – Cannot be in a group
    [​IMG]

    NOTE:
    If
    MIN LIANG TAN doesn't give you “encouragement messages” as you enter,
    [​IMG]
    you probably didn't get the quest properly.
    OR you aren't in the SOLO quest version of the area.
    You must NOT be in a party!


    Fight your way up the stairs in the Tower and find MIN LIANG TAN

    Talk to MIN LIANG TAN,
    keyword "
    new age", then kill him.

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    Back to ARDORIS

    Talk to KHASI (for Quest Update)


    Talk to SIRANTO (for Quest Update)

    Talk to SAMAEL in the Pedjar Tavern,
    keywords "accept", "love"

    NOTE: YOU MUST HIRE SAMAEL FOR THE QUEST TO NECROPOLIS.
    Not Khardan.

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    5. NECROPOLIS BARRENS -- THE NECROPOLIS is in this zone
    [​IMG]


    Enter Necropolis Barrens: Go to the entrance of The Necropolis.
    [​IMG]

    Talk to SAMAEL (standing at entrance to The Necropolis)
    keyword "love"
    Enter THE NECROPOLIS: SOLO

    Talk to SAMAEL to get the “Summon Samael” item,
    DRAG item from your inventory onto your utility bar

    NOTE: You will have to "Show quest items" selected on your inventory window.
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    Samael is our Translator/Spirit- Guide to communicate with the Undead..
    He does "help" fight things... Mostly he aint "that" good. o_O
    But sometimes, he will draw the aggro and can be a huge help!

    He is Bludgeon & Life skilled. (Heals can be a little under-whelming.
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    Once you summon Samael, right-click his Health-Bar (Under yours)
    and select: "Agressive"

    Talk to NYX (Undead Lord of Necropolis),
    keyword "
    anapa"

    Talk to THANATOS (Undead Lord of Necropolis),
    keywords "
    gift", "styx"

    Go up the stairs to the right of altar.

    Go down the hole, (carefully if you are Lower Level and if your Safe-Fall skill isn't very high)

    Take the exit to Midmaer (Midras Ruins) straight ahead at the end of the passage.

    This is the BEST way to get to next locations.
    It brings you in a LOT closer than the Default Entrance.

    See Map below

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    6. MIDRAS RUINS – PVP

    [​IMG]

    Bring up the MAP ('M' key) and look for the marker "
    Crypt of the Avatar".
    It is a hatch in the ground floor of a building.

    The hatch is labelled “An entrance to a nondescript Crypt”


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    CRYPT OF THE AVATAR = SOLO (Tier 5)

    Talk to SAMAEL,
    keyword "
    ready"

    DRAG “Summon Samael” item, from your inventory onto your utility bar again.

    Talk to MILES SHEPHERD (Guardian of Midras),
    keywords "
    titans", "blade", "obsidian war", "Drachvald", "Miracule", "malice"

    Speak with Samael
    (This gives us 2 Quests to do after we finish here in the Crypt) Samael stays until we finish.


    Talk to ERIS (Warmaiden of Mithras)
    She wants us to get Miles "Report from the Council of Might" and return it to her.


    Talk to MILES SHEPHERD,
    keyword "Oracle", "find something"

    Go down to the bottom and all the way to the back, then turn left into the church-like area.

    Kill the OBSIDIAN CONSTRUCT.


    Bring the report back to ERIS
    [​IMG]

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    7. BROOKSIDE

    [​IMG]


    Talk to SAMAEL,
    keyword "
    keepsake". "Yes, I will do this" He gives you a ring.
    Take the "Boat to Novia" at docks.

    Graff Island is to the West
    Overland Ferry eto Graff Island is at the dock OUTSIDE Port Graff.
    Zone in to Graff Island.

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    8. GRAFF ISLAND

    [​IMG]

    Talk to LAURAN GRAFF (Wealthy Merchant),
    keyword "
    ring". She repairs the ring.

    Take the "Boat to Novia at the dock, to get back to the Ferry

    Spite is to the N/E. -E

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    9. SPITE
    [​IMG]

    Talk to SAMAEL in the Tavern, and give him repaired ring,

    keywords "malice", "problem"

    Talk to YAMA (Undertaker) in the same Tavern, to the right side of the Bar/Counter.
    keyword "
    dead"

    Talk to CHARON (Ferryman) on the end of the docks,
    keyword "
    Travel to Malice", "I am ready"

    SHORES OF MALICE

    Talk to YAMA (straight ahead East efrom dock) keyword “far gate
    Then enter the nearby Skull Cave/Malice
    [​IMG]
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    10. MALICE = SOLO

    Talk to SAMAEL (he is a little way inside, in large room),
    keywords "
    Muriel", "let her go", "leave"

    Talk to Muriel and go through the keywords.

    Talk to SAMAEL

    keywords "let her go",


    NOTE: You may now have two "Summon Samael" items in your inventory,
    but ONLY ONE WORKS! Test out the Glyph on Utility Bar and set him to "Aggressive"


    [​IMG]

    You need to find 3 gems to Break the Barrier that is at bottom of steps…


    Gem 1: on a skeleton sitting in a chair upstairs near a Lich


    Gem 2: on a skeleton is on a table in front of the crematorium

    Gem 3: on the skeleton half-way down the steps, in front of the barrier

    When you have the 3 Gems, the barrier will drop.

    At the Next Barrier,

    Talk to SAMAEL and barrier will drop.

    Once you are at the top of the stairs, you will see a room with Skeletons.
    They are not aggro.
    But they will ALL come and attack you at once, when you talk to ANAPA and he aggros.

    TIP:
    NONE of the Skeletons, Lich or Anapa are flagged to kill when you enter this room.

    They will ALL flag and attack you when you speak to Anapa and anger him and he attacks you.

    To prevent you being ganked by too many at once)
    Attack ONE Skeleton/Lich at a time and run back downstairs and back back down the Hallway and kill it.
    Go back and get another and so-forth. You will have less to fight you at the end.

    Talk to ANAPA, till Anapa gets so angry, he fights you and kill him.
    e
    Talk to SEQUANNA,
    keyword "
    heart of sorrow", "regrat", "Samael".

    Talk to SAMAEL,
    keyword "
    ring", "ready"

    Talk to SEQUANNA, give her the ring,
    keyword "
    next steps"

    You receive 200,000XP and The Heart of Sorrows necklace.

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    You have completed the LOVE Virtue Questline!

    Exit through warp that Sequanna created to Novia.
    Or Recall/Teleport out.

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    PATH OF THE ORACLE/SHROUD – QUEST LOCATIONS MAP
    [​IMG]

    Start this Quest-Line in CENTRAL BRITTANY
    [​IMG]

    Go to Large Oracle Temple near Castle Britanny on the hilltop
    [​IMG]

    Run up to the LARGE ORACLE TOWER (START THE QUEST)
    and then to Castle Brittany. (PAGE)

    ORACLE TEMPLE
    Talk to Oracle, first keywords through to
    "
    created to do"

    PAGE COLLECTION : PATH OF THE ORACLE
    NOTE: Most of the pages can be done in a group – all will get a page

    INSIDE CASTLE BRITTANY
    Page of Spirituality and Corporeality

    Go up 4 levels and many staircases to the Library.


    Take the sheet music from the semi-circle counter.

    Click the seat of the piano behind the counter & click the sheet music in your inventory.

    Music begins to play (You will only hear it if you have “Instruments” turned up in Audio Settings.)


    The wall behind the piano will open to reveal a secret room.

    Loot the chest for this page.
    [​IMG]

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    2. KAS RUINS (PVP)
    Page of Honor and Disgrace
    [​IMG]

    Go into the town and continue until you find the Lower elevator ladder.
    Climb Ladder and Get on the Lower Elevator. Go Up by turning the wheel on pipe.
    [​IMG]

    Once the elevator stops, change to the Upper Elevator.
    Watch out for the flamethrowers on the cliff here.

    At the top, go left and go around the wall. Turn right past the wall.
    [​IMG]

    In the first Archway of the Keep on the left, look for the bookshelf straight ahead.
    A book/lever opens the bookcase on the middle shelf on right.
    [​IMG]

    The entrance to Kas Vault is behind the bookshelf.
    The page is at the bottom of the Vault in a chest.

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    3. DYSBORG RUINS (PVP) (Dysborg Vault)
    Page of Valor and Qualm

    Find the door using the compass marker.
    [​IMG]

    The building has a pit just inside the entrance, the door to the Dysborg Vault is in the pit.
    [​IMG]

    Once inside the Vault, watch out for the traps. (They are mostly harmless)
    The page is at the bottom of the Vault in a chest.

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    4. LIBRIS RUINS (PVP) (Libris Vault entrance - Co-Ords: 100.9, 87.2, -64.7)
    Page of Justice and Malfeasance

    NOTE: At the time of writing this, the Libris Ruins in-game Map,
    was COMPLETELY USELESS for navigation.
    Keep an eye on the compass marker.

    The entrance to the Vault is shown “here” on the current Map.
    (which has no relevance at all, as to where I was standing)
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    The door to the Libris Ruins is up the hill in this building.
    [​IMG]

    The page is at the bottom of the Vault in a chest.

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    5. GRAFF GEM MINES – (Rhun Vault)
    Page of Compassion and Cruelty

    [​IMG]

    Go to the basement level.

    You will need to break a wall along the way…
    [​IMG]

    Take the exit to Rhun Vault

    The page is at the bottom in a chest.

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    6. OPALIS RUINS- (PVP) (Opalis Vault entrance - Co-Ords: 29.7, 76.3, -65.5)
    Page of Honesty and Deceit


    NOTE: At the time of writing this, the Libris Ruins in-game Map,
    was ALMOST USELESS for navigation.

    Keep an eye on the compass marker.


    The entrance to the Vault is shown “here” on the current Map.
    (which has no relevance at all as to where I was standing)
    [​IMG]


    The door to the hatch you need is UP the steps and then down in a pit on top level of building.
    [​IMG]

    Take the hatch to Opalis Vault Hatch NOT the Blue Portal to the Obsidian Ruins.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    As always, the page is at the bottom of the Vault in a chest.

    (Note: The 2 chests are Mimic Chests.)

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    7. MIDRAS RUINS – (PVP) (Midras Vault)
    Page of Sacrifice and Narcissism

    Note: This is NOT the same door as from the Love path.

    Enter the Door to the Midras Vault.
    [​IMG]

    As always, the page is at the bottom of the Vault in a chest.

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    Page of Humility and Pride:
    WAIT UNTIL YOU GET THE VERMILLION LENS IN THE EPITAPH/DESOLIS.
    Saves a wasted trip.

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    The 3 LENSES = Xanthous, Cerulean, Vermillion

    8. XANTHOUS LENS - SEQUANNA COLOSSUS
    SOLO Only the first player to open the Statue will get the lens.

    NOTE: You NEED to turn on shadows in your in-game video settings

    If you have the EAST EXIT in your zone in selector use it.

    If not, run directly East/SE until you get to the rocky outcrop. (avoid zoning to Novia)

    Then head South/SW sticking close to the rocks. You will see a bridge in the distance.

    Once you get to the Statue half buried in the sand, you turn South.
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    You will see ruined columns which you need to climb to get to the elevator.

    It’s best to kill whatever gets in your way. They have a big aggro radius & gang up on you.

    If they attack you as you climb the columns, it makes it hard to do the jumps to get up to the elevator.
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    The round platform at the top of ruined column climb is the elevator.


    The column/standing stone in front of the elevator is the switch & highlights green.
    Click to go up.


    Run over the series of bridges towards the large Sequanna Statue.

    Watch out for the air elementals, they can “gust” you off.


    The Shrine of Love is behind the Sequanna Statue.


    You can only use the Shrine of Love Statue when the Sequanna statue's shadow is over it.

    NOTE:
    This happens twice an hour, at about 45 seconds after the half hour in real life.


    You will see the shadow of the Statue as it comes over from the West.

    Sometimes it can be tricky to activate the Shrine, but if the shadow is on it, keep clicking until the Loot Box opens.

    Only the first player to open the Statue will get the lens.


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    9. CERULEAN LENS - BOREAS COLOSSUS CAN BE GROUPED FOR THIS ONE AS YOU CAN BOTH GET THIS LENS



    Talk to SIKSAKA (Mysterious Monk)

    Keyword "
    nothing". He gives you the “Key of Nothing”

    Unlock the gate and go through.

    Set the cubes to have the exact same layout on all four puzzles.

    Rinaldi has a great guide > HERE = Getting through the Gate and Completing Block Puzzle


    If you get it right, pull the lever on the West Gate &, go through and continue on your journey.

    There are a few Ghosts to kill along the way.
    Keep going up the hill.


    BEWARE:
    There is a 6000HP Ghost Corpion at top of the hill!


    The way I do it.....
    Take a Potion of the Wolf . I
    run past it with speed buffs.

    Run SOUTH into the building to the wall & into the pit to the EAST. (Left)
    SLIDE DOWN THE WALL if your safe-fall isn't high.
    At worst if you have to get away from the Corpion and forget to slide down Wall,
    there is an Ankh in the Pit.


    Again @Rinaldi has a Guide > HERE = Getting beyond the Corpion Area

    Go South through the back wall, then through the wall and up the “Sturdy Vine” on the left.
    (NOTE: sometimes the “walls” have appeared to me as lines)

    Run past the 2 chests. Do not bother with the chests, they are all mimics
    and go out where the 2 blue torches are.

    There are a few imps to clear.

    Head South and up the hill where there are a few Ghosts to kill along the way.


    Once you get through the gate at the top of the hill.

    Go to the WEST end of the pit and jump in.

    The water is deep enough on the West end, so you won’t go “splat”

    DO NOT SLIDE DOWN THE WALL THIS TIME!
    Sliding down this very long wall “may” kill you, if you are Low Level.


    Swim to the East end and Click on the left wall where the Runic Letters say “ANNE”

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    CHESS PUZZLE


    Click on the Chess Table.

    A VERY helpful Puzzle Guide with pictures courtesy of Rinaldi.
    Click On – SPOILER: CHESS PUZZLES

    You will get transported to a new Chess Board after each move.

    After the 3rd move you we be back to the Chess Table again and the gates will open.

    Go onward up the hill to “Ysaranth the Curious” Dragon. He is friendly and won’t bite you :)

    DRAGON RIDDLES:

    You will have to answer 3 Random Questions to drop the barrier ahead.

    Once again refer to Rinaldi’s VERY helpful Puzzle Guide
    Click On – SPOILER: DRAGON RIDDLES


    Note that if you wait too long, an invisible wall will close the path along the hill,
    and you will have to answer 3 riddles again.

    Once you have them correct, the Magical Barrier will drop.

    The Cerulean Lens is at the top of the hill in the chest.


    You can either use the portal (back to the entrance of this zone) or teleport out.

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    :eek: Due to unforeseen limit on images in a post, please see 7 posts down in this thread :p

    :eek: Due to unforeseen limit on images in a post, :oops:
    please see continuation of this Guide, 7 posts down in this thread
    :p
     
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    Impressive amount of detail!!! I'm using this the next time I run an alt through.

    I've added https://sota.link/walkthrough to make it easier to find.
     
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    Really well done! This is perfect and should help many people.
     
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    Thanks @Synergy Blaize ,
    I've just done Truth and Courage really quickly, looking forward to completeing the shroud quest now.
     
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    This will help people that don't like quest's that much complete the Love, Truth and Courage quests can't wait to see the Shroud Quest when it's posted.
    Wish it was around when I did mine.
    Awesome work @Synergy Blaize, love your work GP.
     
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    Thank you very much shawn :)
     
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    Very detailed! I think I should probably try completing the Path of the Oracle now using your walk through o_O (I've been stuck for the longest time - about eight months - after collecting half of the Pages because I have tried avoiding the PvP zones by using the underground tunnels. Not surprisingly, I have gotten lost numerous times and killed by various mobs while down there :eek:)

    It's definitely A LOT harder trying to complete the quest that way :(
     
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    DUE TO A LIMIT ON IMAGES IN A POST.... :oops:

    10. VERMILLION LENS - 1/3
    GRANNUS COLOSSUS
    (GROUP OK, but only ONE player can Loot the Lens required)

    1st Shard of the VERMILLION LENS.

    NOTES:
    Bring some Potions of Wolf Speed, these last 10 minutes combined with boosts of Dash or Sprint.

    If you are a LOWER LEVEL without High Skills,
    take a friend or 2 to help fight your way to the Lens.

    If you die in the gated area and can’t be ressed by a groupmate, you’re sent BACK to Ankh and must start again.

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    Follow this Map for the way to get to the Gem.
    [​IMG]


    The FIRST GATE (East Cannibal Camp) is HARD and impossible for a Young/Solo Avatar.
    It has recently changed so even with Wolf Potion & Dash/Sprint, you CANNOT make it through the 2nd. gate (like it was earlier)
    so you are “trapped” in the gated area and must fight all the mobs to make the next gate open.

    EDIT:
    I will admit that I haven't done this quest, since I was a Genuine New Player over 18 months ago & more than likely, I was a Higher Level Avatar, with More/Higher Skills under my belt, than the alts I have run through to create this guide. A LOT has changed since then :oops:

    I have heard from a "New" Level 62 Player, with decent Skill in Dash, that it is indeed possible, to run through these gates, without having to fight!

    Thank you to @nitroflow for correcting this "Old/wanna-be New Player Guide Writer" :p


    Once the Gate opens, run through and towards the next gate & fight off what followed you up the path (or fight them each of them along the way).


    At the NEXT GATE, open the gate by clicking/kicking it.
    You are now in the POISONOUS BOG.

    Kill off the couple of attackers and make your way along the log bridge.

    Don’t fall in, as it can kill you quite quickly.
    If you do fall in, run to the patches of land on the side & Heal up quickly!


    Make your way along the NORGARD LANDING BEACH towards the next gates.

    Make sure you have a Potion of the Wolf going and have Dash or Sprint ready.

    Once the gates open (West Cannibal Camp) you must run through QUICKLY
    or the next gate might close before you can get through.

    (I “assume” mobs will spawn if you don’t make it through and you’re trapped within the gated area.)

    Make your way to the destination shown on the map above.


    Go through the hatch in the floor of the 2nd corner Turret.

    You will see a skeleton glowing blue.

    Search the skeleton and you will find the 1st. Shard of the Vermillion Gem.

    Only ONE player can loot the skeleton for the Lens.
    If others in your Group, also need the Lens,
    You will have to zone out, repeat the above and allow them to loot.

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    11. THE EPITAPH - DESOLIS

    Page of Humility and Pride

    2nd Shard of the VERMILLION LENS. 2/3

    Go to Desolis.

    Enter the Eptitaph.
    [​IMG]


    Make your way to the POOL OF SPIRITUALITY.
    [​IMG]

    On the way, pick up the “Page of
    Humility and Pride” in a chest in Troll Room behind a pillar.
    [​IMG]



    The 2nd lens shard is in a pool guarded by a satyr.
    [​IMG]


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    12. ORACLE COLOSSUS 3/3

    The 3rd. Shard of the VERMILLION LENS.


    This will take some time so you should plan for an hour or two just in case.
    Remember… LAVA KILLS !!! So tread carefully.

    ---------------------------------------------------
    ROUGH MAP of where you need to go first...
    [​IMG]


    BARRIER PUZZLE

    First, you need to remove the Magical Barrier that blocks moving forward.
    [​IMG]

    Activate the statues in the proper order, it hurts when you make a mistake.

    The puzzle does not reset from being left idle.
    So you can activate one at a time and fight in-between them and go back to the puzzle.


    Click the Blue Glowing Chest Gem of each statue in this order....
    [​IMG]

    Once the Barrier is removed run down the path.

    CHASM PUZZLE :

    There is a series of tasks to do to get across this Lava Chasm.

    [​IMG]


    GETTING BACK TO GROUND LEVEL HAS 2 OPTIONS

    OPTION 1. (I use Option 2. as I hate the steps in this puzzle!)

    [​IMG]

    OPTION 2.
    [​IMG]

    Then complete this...
    [​IMG]

    NOW YOU HAVE TO GO BACK AND DO STEP 3. – FLICK LEVER AGAIN.
    [​IMG]

    CHOOSE EITHER OPTION 1. Or OPTION 2. AGAIN, TO GET BACK TO GROUND LEVEL.

    LAST STAGE OF THIS CHASM PUZZLE !
    [​IMG]

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    ACTIVATING THE STATUES to raise platforms in the Lava River:

    You need to activate statues one at a time and each activated statue reveals the next statue down the “chain”.

    ROUGH MAP OF THE "GAME-PLAN"
    [​IMG]


    The 1st and 2nd statues are in front of and inside the first ruined rotunda.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Statue 3 is inside the next ruined rotunda towards the river.
    [​IMG]


    Statues 4-5-6 are in the North side of the lava river.
    [​IMG]


    When you get to the beach of the lava river, head towards Statue 7 and activate Statues 8, 9 and 10 on the South side of the River..
    [​IMG]
    Statue 10 activates final platform, on the North/East side of the river near the beach before Statue 4.

    Now make your way back through Statues 9 to 4 to the beach. and will find the new square platform.

    Go along the column bridge and jump to the shore ahead

    [​IMG]

    Behind the ruined stone wall is the hatch.
    [​IMG]

    Go down this hatch...
    [​IMG]

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    RE-FORGING THE VERMILLION LENS Time to put the 3 shards back together!

    13. HILT (Top of the Hill in Nightshade Pass)
    It is best to do HILT SOLO, as it is an easier instance with little to, no re-spawn of killed mobs.

    DO NOT FORGET to take 5 COAL and SMITHING HAMMER.

    Make sure you have consumed the Vermillion recipe
    (Only Level 1 Blacksmithing is required.)

    At HILT, open the Arch door. Inside there are 2 entrances.

    Take the right door. (SOLO/QUEST Entrance)
    [​IMG]

    Go basically straight-ahead (don’t take any side detours) & kill what gets in your way.

    SKELETON ROOM

    At the far end of the skeleton room, there is a Lich in front of the doorway.


    If you are Lower Level and the Lich is too powerful for you,
    Take a Wolf Potion and use Dash/Sprint
    and run past the Lich down 3-4 flights of steps to be sure it hasn’t followed you.


    CHAPEL ROOM – SECRET DOOR
    [​IMG]

    Here is a brick switch along the left wall to open a secret door

    [​IMG]

    In the final room, (OBSIDIAN FORGE) you click the forge to activate it and re-forge the Vermillion Lens Shards.

    The Forge will remove from your inventory:

    5 COAL
    3 VERMILLION LENS SHARDS

    [​IMG]

    You now have a complete Vermillion lens.

    Recall or Teleport out.

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    14. PALADIS SHARDFALL (PVP) – (The Confluence Chamber)

    Now it is time to use those Pages you found and the 3 Lens.

    The Confluence Chamber is at the base of a waterfall in the centre area

    Follow the quest marker on your compass.

    [​IMG]

    Go under small archway towards waterfall.
    [​IMG]

    The door is hidden by some vines.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Once inside straight ahead and turn right

    Enter The Confluence Chamber

    Click on the podium and give the 8 pages and 3 lenses
    [​IMG]

    Give it the eight pages and the three lenses all at once.

    You now have a book in your inventory Quest Items called “The Dirae Prophecy”.
    Read each page of the book until the end, to update your quest.

    Recall or Teleport out.

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    CENTRAL BRITTANY

    Go back to the Large Oracle Temple and talk to the Oracle.
    Arabella is also there.

    Keyword “
    Yes, I have”, “reflected within”,

    Speak with Arabella to update your quest log.

    CONGRATULATIONS !!! :cool:

    YOU DID THIS !!! ;)

    Whoo Hoo !!! :)

     
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    I might try and complete my Shroud Quest now.
    I want that Free Village lot deed! ;)

    Thanks!
     
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    Here are directions/map links to the underground routes to avoid PVP zones -

    1. Midras vault - Start in Kiln Cistern, fight the Raging Water Elementals to get a key to Midmaer Passage, then follow the map to Midras Vault

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/?map_id=648 - Kiln Cistern

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/?map_id=665 - Midmaer Passage

    2. Kas and Dysborg Vaults - Go to Caverns of Skrekk, run through the mobs at the entrance and turn right following the tracks to K'rawl, after that follow the map to Dysborg Vault

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/?map_id=685 - Caverns map

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/?map_id=717 - K'rawl map

    After Dysborg vault, follow the map to the mine cart loop and use a mine cart to get to Kas Vault

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/?map_id=717 - K'rawl map

    3. Opalis Vault - Go to Superstition Canyon, go up the hill after the default entrance and cross a bridge, continue forward to a passage on the right under the control point, use the entrance to the Rise

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/?map_id=332 - Superstition Canyon

    From the entrance go forward and the first right turn leads to an entrance to Opalis Vault - no Rise map available

    4. Libris Vault and the Confluence - Go to Serpent's Spine mine, use the elevator to go down to Level 2 and go past the mushrooms, the passage will split and go left past a high tier mushroom to enter Libris Vault

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/?map_id=655 - Serpent's Spine mine

    To enter the Confluence, jump down to the mine floor and turn on all three valves to flood the mine, then carefully fall down the elevator shaft to the bottom, there is a passage left next to the Lich room, this leads to the Confluence.
     
  13. Jaesun

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    All of the vaults listed on the wiki, have all the connections for each one. Just type the specific name of the vault, or see a list of all of them here: http://sotawiki.net/sota/Category:Vault

    I added the connections to each vault so that people could find which underground area links to what vault.