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01-20-2005, 08:26 PM
<DIV>This is the text from the book for the Tour of Antonica Quest. Seeing as you dont get to keep the book as a reward, I though id post the text here for anyone who might want to re-read it, or missed the chance to do this quest.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>----------</DIV> <DIV>Antonica was once called Qeynos Hills. It was renamed Antonica after the Age of Cataclysms left the former continent of Antonica divided into islands. This land is part of the territory claimed as the Kingdom of Qeynos. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>Crater Pond:</FONT> This is a shallow pond. A meteor of large size impacted and created this crater that is now filled with inviting clear cool water. Do not be deceived traveler. This water is toxic allowing only the rarest of aquatic life to exist in its embrace. I waded through the water to reach the rock from the sky in the middle: a chunk of Luclin! <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>Coldwind Point:</FONT> This is an isle resting just off the Southwest tip of Antonica. Upon this isle, the Lamp of Prexus acts as a beacon to warn ships of the dangerous crags that lurk beneath the water's surface. This lighthouse is a safe haven for those caught beyond the walls of Qeynos during thunderstorms. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>Fippy's Hill:</FONT> This is an often gnoll-infested hill near the Qeynos gates. A gnoll by the name of Fippy Darkpaw used to climb atop this hill to plot out his next storming of the Qeynos Gates. Gnolls usually pitch camp up here to spy on the Qeynosians. They are frequently chased from this hill only to return. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>The Forbidden Isle:</FONT> This isle is far from forbidden any longer. It contains the ruins of a mausoleum that belonged to an evil mage who was placed in this warded mausoleum, Varsoon the Undying. The wards were to hold his soul for eternity, but a meteor shower breached the walls and released the evil. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>The Keep of the Ardent Needle:</FONT> This is the refurbished keep of what was the grand citadel of the Clothspinners of Qeynos. They made their fortune in textiles and built this magnificent keep in the outskirts of the Qeynos Hills. As with many of the dreams of Old Antonica, the falling skies of the Shattering put an end to it. Lord Quinn Clothspinner has begun to rebuild his ancestor's estate, but his distaste for visitors makes this a place better left off the traveler's itinerary. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>The Tower of the Oracles:</FONT> This spire is unrivaled in Antonica. One look tells you that arcane inhabitants are present. This is the residence of the Coldwind Oracles. It was difficult to arrange a meeting with these mages. They prefer that their activities remain clandestine, and we dare not delve into their mysteries. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>Qeynos Hill:</FONT> It is said that this is the hill that the Qeynos Claymore was wielded to repel an evil avatar in the War of Plagues. A replica of the Qeynos Claymore monument found in Qeynos was built here as well. On days of remembrance of past battles, Qeynosians come here to praise the fallen. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>Archer Woods, The Glade:</FONT> This little thicket was once the training ground of early bowman. Rumor has it that the legendary Holly Windstalker honed her skills here as well, marking one tree with her secret symbol. This place is now the occasional training ground for the elite division of the Qeynos Guard known as the Green Hoods. But beware all who enter ... the local gnolls now claim these woods. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>The Bells of Vhalen: </FONT>This was a region-wide signal device designed by a legendary bard named Vhalen. The tower was destroyed during the War of Plagues when Vhalen used it to not only warn the entire region of invasion but played some of the largest bard spells ever composed. Here he fell to a horde, hands still tugging at the bells to the end. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>Keep of the Gnollslayers: </FONT>This ruin is all that remains of the keep that once held the Order of Gnollslayers, a band of knights dedicated to patrolling the borders of Qeynos and slaying all gnolls. It is rumored that their leader, Lord Hefax Tinmar, buried the magical Sabertooth sword near here. I searched in vain. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>Fangbreaker Keep:</FONT> As with most keeps in the region, this is nothing but ruins. The werewolf hunting Order of the Fangbreakers was once based here. They once rid the Plains of Karana of its werewolves in the Age of Turmoil. Tales tell of a horde of werewolves slaying the entire order on this spot. The merchant lords of Caltorsis were quick to purchase the deed. An odd act considering they were at odds with the order for quite some time. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>The Ruins of Caltorsis:</FONT> Caltorsis was once a small port and keep established to service the watch of the northern coastline. Mere seasons after the beginning of the Age of Destiny the knights of Caltorsis were all slain in a battle with pirates invading the shoreline. All that remains is the crumbling keep. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>The Grave of Windstalker:</FONT> This gravesite overlooks the serene village of Windstalker Pond. Here rests the remains of one of the most revered and feared rangers of the Age of Turmoil, Holly Windstalker. Many rangers regard this as a sacred place imbued with magical powers. <BR></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>The Hidden Vale:</FONT> This isolated place of green grandeur is unknown to most Antonicans. I happened upon the narrow passage leading to the secret vale within the Doghold Mountains. A very curious thing--my first visit I noted an obelisk in the vale, and on my second return it was not to be found! Perhaps I should sip less Clockwork Oil Stout. <BR><BR></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffff00>Stormhold:</FONT> The grand entryway has been found! There I stood gazing at the sinking grandeur of what was once a marble entryway to the lost fortress called Stormhold. The sprawling underground bunker is rumored to be littered with jewels and artifacts, but beware... the evil that befell the Knights of Thunder that dwelt there still lurks in the dark bowels of Stormhold. <BR></DIV><p>Message Edited by Kamimura on <span class=date_text>01-20-2005</span> <span class=time_text>10:31 AM</span>

01-20-2005, 08:36 PM
<DIV>Thanks! was looking for this <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV>

01-21-2005, 01:27 AM
<DIV>Great stuff. I was expecting to get the book back as a reward, so I'd only skimmed over the text when I was doing the quest. </DIV>

01-25-2005, 07:03 AM
<DIV>Anyone have the text for the Zek version of this? (Bogstrutters)</DIV><p>Message Edited by Gaz123 on <span class=date_text>01-24-2005</span> <span class=time_text>06:04 PM</span>

01-25-2005, 08:01 PM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Gaz123 wrote:<BR> <DIV>Anyone have the text for the Zek version of this? (Bogstrutters)</DIV> <P>Message Edited by Gaz123 on <SPAN class=date_text>01-24-2005</SPAN> <SPAN class=time_text>06:04 PM</SPAN><BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> That old Bogstrutter is a complete hack! <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

01-27-2005, 06:45 PM
The Bogstrutter quest is re-invented locations. He has taken things from around Zek and renamed them to his liking and made up storied behind them. For example, Deathfist Citidel is Bogstrutter Castle. That is why the quest is aptly titled 'A Paradise Dream World". He wants to be famous like Bootstrutter.The twist of the quest is trying to find the real locations behind the fabrications. Now, there are 3 Bootsrutter's Guide quests in Zek that can be done at the same time as the A Paradise Dream World, that guides you to the same locations, but with the proper names. Sadly, there is no story, lore or info contained in those quests.

01-31-2005, 07:51 PM
<blockquote><hr>Gaz123 wrote:<DIV>Anyone have the text for the Zek version of this? (Bogstrutters)</DIV><p>Message Edited by Gaz123 on <span class=date_text>01-24-2005</span> <span class=time_text>06:04 PM</span><hr></blockquote>Thought I'd post it for you anyway <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />I dedicate this book to the greater Bogstrutter families of Ak'Anon and beyond. Long have we Bogstrutters lived in the shadows of our cousin's, the Bootstrutters. Today, I begin this guide as a gift all Norrathian travelers, especially those that shall soon be migrating to my newfound island in the Sea of Crossed swords. Having seen little in the ways of civilized government I claim this isle and name it Bogstrutter Isle, paradise retreat for a future Norrath. Bogstrutter Isle, a World Only Dreamt Of!Bogstrutter Cove: This is a nice little quiet cove, the perfect place for the great many passenger ships to unload their wealthy cargo upon the island. The grand pierway shall be lined with numerous shops to delight the senses and offer wondrous trinkets to carry your memories home with you. Greenspire Wood Inn and Gaming Arena: Never before has Norrath seen the likes of Greenspire Inn! Using engineering feats of Norrath's most acclaimed tinkerers, the inn shall rise higher than the forest of grand Jaggedpines that rise about it. These new 'Cloudbreaker Inn's' will revolutionize the business and they can only be found here in Greenspire Wood.Rustic Pond Resort: Feeling like a little peace and quiet amidst the great pines? Just need to escape the stress of adventuring or city affairs? Rustic Pond Resort is for you. Here you will stay within actual renovated log cabins once owned by ancient druids and rangers. Take a canoe ride or fish along the banks in peaceful Rustic Pond Resort. Rodcet Steam Hall: The pains of life in the Shattered Lands can wear a body down. The natural bathhouses and mud pits of Highkeep are long destroyed. No where can one find the touch of nature that will reclaim your lost youth as well as soothe the soul, until now! Here within a cave of ancient druid monoliths you will be able to penetrate every pore with the tingling sensation of the forces of nature. Our engineers will spend weeks fitting this cavern with the latest in steam house technology all for your comfort. Celestial Abyss: Have you ever wished you could capture the beauty of the millions of stars within your grasp? Well, we have done it here for you at Celestial Abyss! Gaze at the natural trench lined with the twinkling of a million minerals. Never has such stunning grandeur been seen on the face of Norrath, not even in the famed Hole of Odus. And for those lucky visitors that contribute the greatest to the maintenance of the island, a free chance to mine for your very own rare Bogstrutter Diamond!Windspirit Round: Have you ever heard the beauty of a bard's tale or the strumming of a harpsichord under the twinkling of the stars and amidst the ancient beauty of a pine forest? Now you have your chance to experience such a hypnotic event. A circle of ancient druid monoliths help produce an unnatural harmony by enhancing any performance. Watch from every angle, no seat is a bad seat as comfortable stadium seating is carved into the ancient stone resting around the grand stage. This is a world class stage set in a world class resort.Spiralball Arena: Here on the island we live to make your life comfortable, but we also offer excitement like never seen before! Here on the island we will create a brand new sport that will overtake as leagues from every nation vie for the Spiralball Championship. Dodgers race along a spiraling strip of land hoping to reach the center and capture a goal for their team. All the while the bank is lined with blockers who cast never before seen spells that produce spongy balls that are then hurled at the dodgers to force them into the tentacle filled water! Come support our very own Bogstrutter Dodgers. Go Dodgers!Pirate Bay: Not all visitors to the isle are adventurers. Many are thrilled by the crashing of the waves and only dream of the excitement of crossing rapiers! We can supply that at no cost of life! Here on Pirate Bay we will build a magnificent hotel resembling two of the grandest war galleys afloat! Guests may do battle in the afternoon with carefully crafted swords and experienced actors. And at night they may raise their grog in revelry only to slip into one of the many comfortable bunks below deck for the night, waiting to wake and begin their adventure yet again the next morning! Titan's Tower: One of the ancient wonders, Titan's Tower. A titanic column of natural stone juts high above the canopy of green all about it. A spiraling pathway leads up to a grand and spacious lookout. This natural tower offers views like no other, a serenity that is a must see for all Norrathians. And for the thrill seeker we will devise wings of leather that will spread wide carry you gently among the clouds, flying with the birds in absolute safety. Castle Bogstrutter: This will be the grandest of all inns and gambling halls. It will wipe clear the memories of the legend of Highkeep. Here at the far end of Bogstrutter Isle visitors can live like kings and queens. Our servants and actors will challenge you to think otherwise as they wait upon you hand and foot. Note: Dear reader of this travel log. All these things are going to come to pass all in a year's time. I have already begun plotting out the island's attractions you have read as well as hundreds more. But we cannot complete this land of never before seen pleasures without your financial support. Become a part of Bogstrutter Isle and share in the wealth and pleasures. Bogstrutter Isle, a World Only Dreamt Of!Disregard any reports of orc activity within the region. Our armies are large and have only encountered a few nomadic outcast orcs in nearly three months of activity on this island. Soon our dreams shall come true and all of the Shattered Lands will be welcome within the beauty and excitement of Bogstrutter Isle. Thank you on behalf of the Bogstrutter family. - Bingle Bogstrutter