~Unsung Heroes ~
Bodi's Version of the Epic Quest
This is my interpratation of the quest, written in September 2000. This was writen before the patch was added giving additional text to Lhaeo, and also the finding of the True form, leading to the battles with the Elements. The text in green IS FABRICATION. The other text is real, although links from one NPC to another are also ASSUMED, as well as the start itself.
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The quest starts with the Paw Scroll quest, by a man named Umvera Dekash, in the Crows Nest.
Umvera Dekash says 'What, Bodi ? Do I look like a merchant to you? Just because all these merchants are in my library, it doesn't mean that I am one. If you are interested in something other than spell scrolls, then, we can talk.
You say, 'I am interested in something other than spell scrolls'
Umvera Dekash says 'Ah, so you do have half a wit about you! Very well. As you can clearly see, I am the librarian here. I keep track of all of the mystic tomes that enter this divine building. I also take care of all of the purchasing. Have you something to offer?
You say, 'I have something to offer'
Umvera Dekash says 'Excellent! You have no idea how difficult it is to get good help these days. Do you think you would have the time to gather some information for me?
You say, 'I would have the time to gather some information'
Umvera Dekash says 'Even better! Well, it has been some time since the Tesch Val gnolls moved in on the Split Paw. That being said, we still know little to nothing of their origins. If you can bring me back the four scrolls that our diviners speak of, I believe I can reward you well.
The scrolls he is after are 'Tanned Split Paw Skin'. They looks like a scroll (with a unique icon) and are LORE, there are multiple ones of these, they all identify as the same, 'Tesch Val Scroll', and are not numbered. Apparently when 4 scrolls are handed in, you get a no rent scroll to take to Freeport (i believe)
In Freeport, in a building near the Ashen House, an Erudite, Chris Columbus says this when handed the scroll.
Chris Columbus says 'Thankyou Bodi, these notes are vital to learning exactly what the Tecsh Mas Gnolls are upto. Give me a moment to bind this scroll into the rest of the book I have been preparing. This book will be useful to those who learn knowledge, and wish to monitor any war like atempts that the gnolls may take. Take this other book as a reward for your efforts, if it is not to your liking, there are many among my brethren who covert books such as these.'
You have been given the Tome of Rare Eruditian Fashion
The book goes to the Erudite in the Quellious Library, Tomekeeper Dahl, who when hailed, says the following:
Tomekeeper Danl says 'Good day, citizen. Please remember to keep your voice down in our library. Feel free to browse the extensive collection of books we have on display. Learning is all about you and our library is the greatest collection of educational literature in the world, as you can no doubt see. However, there are a few books we do not own and we are prepared to pay well to acquire [rare finds].
'What rare finds?'
Tomekeeper Danl says 'Yes, any rare books, tomes, essays, or other literature you find may be of interested to me. Although the finds I am interested in are quite high profile and would most likely only be found in the possession of very powerful or influential beings. Give me what you have found and I will pay you what it is worth to us.
Give him the Tome of Rare Eruditian Fashion
Tomekeeper Dahl says 'Thankyou Bodi! This indeed is a rare find! Although this is a good book, I am more after tomes relating to the old Gods, and have heard that one of the tomes I seek is in a distant land where the clouds themselves burn. Seek that book, return it to me, and I will tell you of the dreams of a collector such as myself, a book simply known as Celestial Fists.'
What Celestial Fists?
Tomekeeper Dahl says 'The celestial fists is a book of immense power, and is only given to those who have conquered all, and proved themselves worthy. I believe the worthy ones of legend where the ones who followed a lost order, gone from these lands for many years.'
I am worthy!
Tomekeeper Dahl says 'I do not doubt you Bodi, but you must pass all the tests that all the Norranthian Orders have set before being able to state a remark such as that. You, I believe have more roads to travel before being able to prove yourself, although it is not up to I.'
What lost order?
Tomekeeper Dahl says 'I am sketchy on the details of this lost order, but believe that two brothers, who roam the plains of Karana, and the mountains nearby, could provide more information. I believe that they are trying to revive this lost order.'
What old Gods?
Tomekeeper Dahl says 'I will recite what I know. The immortals do not go forth. All comes to them. They are like the ocean, the king of ten thousand streams. By staying beneath they are a receptacle for all things. They do nothing. Yet are masters of the universe. Trorsmang! Be our course of action. Anbeal! Become the Vessel to hold our virtue. Drina! Be our stability, where we can take root. Cordan! Fill our vessels and calm our ambitions.'
Who is Trorsmang?
Tomekeeper Dahl says 'Trorsmang and the others where members of an order that dates back long before even that trying to be reclaimed by the brothers in Karana. They followed the Order of the Celestail Fists. It is rumoured that they all carried a weapon of great power, which was called a Celestial Fist of Tranquility.'
What is the Celestial Fist of Tranquility?
Tomekeeper Dahl says 'This weapon was also a powerful symbol. It allowed the members of the Order of the Celestial Fists to overcome the attacks sent by the evil Gods. Lheao knows more, and as I mentioned, has a book that relates to this legend. As he is getting old, sometimes he is forgetful, and if you are able to prove yourself worthy of the tome, be sure to take it to Percy Blakeney, Lheao's former student, who will interpret it for you. Lheao's knowledge came from scrolls no longer with us, and has had no luck so far in discivering the tome himself.'
Give him the book of Immortals from Skyfire (the book of Immortals identifies as 'Ancient book of Philosophy')
Tomekeeper Danl gasps at the sight of the rare book and says, 'This is a great find indeed! I can only imagine who you had to.. persuade to give you the book. Our library would be very interested in acquiring this and I am prepared to give you this platinum and a referral that marks you as a friend of the library. If only [Lheao] could see this.'
He gives you Danl's reference, which identifies as 'Paper with the Erudin Library Seal'
You say, 'who is Lheao?'
Tomekeeper Danl says 'Lheao was my predecessor here at the Library of Erudin. He has since retired, just a few years ago. I'm sure he would be most impressed with your find and offer insightful conversation on the subject. Although I'm not sure one of your profession would be interested in such a scholarly endeavor, no offense. If you are interested, find him and tell him you found the book 'Immortals.' I'm not sure where he has retired to, but I hear it is near an ocean somewhere.
Find Lheao, who is is found in the Timerous Deep in the hidden oasis. Giving him the note from Dahl, prompts the following.
Lheao says 'I need proof you are from Dahl and proof of your mastery.'
The Robe of the whistling Fist is then given to him.
Lheao says'Astonishing! To think that you are a member of an order thought lost to our world. Forgive my earlier doubts. I believe you are indeed worthy to be given the responsibility of watching over this book. Take great care in making sure that it does not fall into the wrong hands as it would be truely disastrous.'
You gain the Book of Celestial Fists
Who is Percy Blakeney?
Lheao says'Percy Blakeney is a former student of mine, also following the legend of the Celestial Fists. He is also a translator of many languages, and as I am old, and my eyesight is failing, he may have more luck than I in this quest to learn the last movements of the Order of the Celestial Fists.'
What Celestial Fists?
Lheao says 'The celestial fists is a book of immense power, and is only given to those who have conquered all, and proved themselves worthy. I believe the worthy ones of legend where the ones who followed a lost order, gone from these lands for many years.'
Percy Blakeney is an Erudite, working in the Library at High Hold Pass. Giving him the Celestial Fist book, provokes the following.
Percy Blakeney humbly takes the tome, it seems as if an almost holy experience has befallen him. There is a gleam in his eye that is present to one who has at last found an object of rarity and beauty. Percy Blakeney says 'This is a Holy Grail amongst the Monk Orders! I had recieved a message from Dahl saying that you had set your foot on this path, but I did not realise that I would see this tome within my lifetime! Kaiaren may be saved yet!
Percy Blakeney then casts a spell of True seeing on the tome. Percy Blakeney then flips through the pages. Percy Blakeney says 'Here it is! The key phrase that has eluded me!'
What key phrase?
Percy Blakeney says 'The key phrase is required to open this box I stand near.' Percy Blakeney turns to the box, and begins to speak. Percy Blakeney says 'The Celestial Fist Order has returned once more! Spread the word and invite all Orders, Ashen Hand, Silent Fist, Whistling Fist, and now Celestial Fist!' The box sparkles at the words, and slowly opens. There seems to be light within the box, and as Percy Blakeney reaches into the box, you see a wooden staff, roughly 3 foot in length. Percy Blakeney picks up this small staff, reverantly holding it, before he passes it to you.
Percy Blakeney says 'Bodi, this is the legendary Trorsmang staff. It has been locked within this box for countlass years. To be opened by one such as yourself proves that beyond the dhadow of a doubt, you are the one.'
You recieve Trorsmang's staff
Who is Kaiaren?
Kaiaren is another like the brothers of the plains. He too sought to seek the forgotton order and revive the Celestial Fists, but has not been seen in a while. He was angry at the lack of information and help from the other orders, and has taken what he sees as the dying of the Celestial Fists very badly. Perhaps this tome will reafirm his faith, and restore him back to us...'
Kaiaren is located just as you come into the upper Sebilis Ruins in Trakanons Teeth.
Giving the translated tome to Kaiaren, prompts the following:
Kaiaren says 'At last! Confirmation of the Order that the others wished not to believe in! I see that you are one of those false orders, and so I will have to show you the power of the Celestial Fists!
He then attacks.
When dead, he says the following:
Kaiaren says 'Not bad.. Now lets see if you can find my trueform if you do we discuss this further.'
Travel then to the Astral Projection in the Overthere
You say 'I seek Kaiaren's true form'
Astral Projection says 'As you may have guessed, I am part of the four. I am made up from Trorsmang, Anbeal, Drina and Cordan. We, far gone from this world, are powerful, and have managed to return in one form. As Kaiaren's true form is far from here, and I can only assume that you have defeated his image.'
You say 'yes'
Astral Projection says 'I assume you have read about us and spoken with the old man, Kaiaren. Since that time, I have grown in power and influence to a point unseen by any mortal. Unfortunately, I will have to demonstrate a small amount of my skill when I destroy you. This is bad. I must decide whether you are worthy to see the techniques I wield, even though you will die shortly thereafter. Tell me, Bodi , who are you?
You say 'I am the one'
Astral Projection chuckles and says, 'That's quite a boast, Bodi . All beings strive for nothingness at the most basic level of sentience. However, almost none ever achieve this. Not even I have discarded my ego yet and you stand here and tell me you have? Perhaps you will be a worthy opponent. I shall be waiting in the great lake near here. Take that token as proof of things to come for you. If you still wish to throw your life away so needlessly, return it to my image there. I await your decision.'
Travel to the Lake of Ill Omen for the last Astral Projection. Give him the book and the Trorsmang's staff.
Astral Projection says 'You are indeed the chosen one Bodi. You have faced many chalenges, but the Celestial Fists need to weed out any unworthy, so that only the strong may bear our name. Prepare yourself!'
He attacks, and when killed the following is said.
Astral Projection says 'Your technique is magnificient! Now the final battle is upon you. Brace yourself !'
The platform shakes and shudders, masonary shakes lose from high above you, crashing to the floor near your feet. The waters around you burst upwards, and 4 figures, human, but at least 12 feet tall, crash down onto the platform next to you.
Trorsmang says 'You have shown bravery in all steps, and have given up that which is valuable to you. The Celestial Fist requires strong people to bear its name, and to help bring back order to Norrath. My brothers here, Anbeal, Drina and Cordan, all believe you to be the chosen one. Unfortunatly, another battle is required to prove that point, so that you can truely call yourselves one of the order. You will also require this, the test of faith that was put upon you, as we have no need for such badges. Our weapons are our badges!'
You recieve the Robe of the Whistling Fist!
As Trorsmang drops, he gives out a death speech.
Trorsmang says 'Well done Bodi, my brethren and I are grateful that we have found a vessel, I mean a brother, to carry the Order on. Take the weapon you find on me, and weild it with the pride that we will, sorry, did.'
Celestial Fist of Tranquility
45 damage/ 30 delay
+10 to Str, Dex, Agi, Sta
+8 to all resists
Effect: Celestial Tranquility
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