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Bellacouste
09-15-2009, 09:32 PM
<p>This is the dialog with Scholar Al'Quylar during the 'A Strange Black Rock' Heritage quest as requested.<span>  </span>I typed it up so that anyone using the search function can find it, and if something happens to the images, we’ll still have it (Also so that it’s easier to read).<span>  </span><span> </span>Screenies to follow.</p> <p>(I hope it’s alright to put it here, since the discussion was on the stone, the person in it, what happened to the scholar and how it pertained to the Forum Lore Quests.<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /> )</p> <p>***</p> <p>(When you walk by, Scholar Al’Quylar says "How ever am I going to power this stone?”)</p> <p>“Hail, Scholar Al’Quylar”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">Scholar Al’Quylar:</span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“It’s this black chunk of marble, you see.<span>  </span>I’m quite curious about it, and have been investigating a way to power it.”</span></p> <p>“Power it?<span>  </span>Why?”</p><p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“The stone has strange markings.<span>  </span>I’ve traced the markings to ancient magical runes that invoke a spell of warding.”</span></p> <p>“Warding?<span>  </span>What would the stone ward?”</p><p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“I must confess; I’m not certain.<span>  </span>It could’ve warded off any number of things in previous ages; things long lost to us.”</span></p> <p>“How old is it then?<span>  </span>Previous ages?<span>  </span>Before the Shattering?”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“I would say so, yes.<span>  </span>Likely quite a good bit before.<span>  </span>Do you mind helping me research the stone?”</span></p> <p>“I could be persuaded to help…”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“Oh, by all means, I’ll pay you for your efforts.<span>  </span>While I understand that some people do things out of the goodness of their heart, I think everyone should be concerned with payment for services rendered!”</span></p> <p>“Ok, so where do I start?”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“I’ve done preliminary research on what powers the stone, I’ll give you a list of what I need.”</span></p> <p>“I’ll see what I can do.”</p> <p>***After gathering the two power sources from a shipwreck in Thundering Steppes and the pool of Soul Eater Falls in Nektulos Forest:</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“Very impressive!<span>  </span>I deciphered a few of the runes, and those energy sources may shed some light on my discoveries.”</span></p> <p>“What’s next?”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“Originally, I thought the ward kept something out, but now I see that it’s designed to keep something in.<span>  </span>I must… yes… I must find a way to open it.<span>  </span>Err, in the interest of knowledge, of course.”</span></p> <p>“Are you okay?”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“Oh yes, fine.<span>  </span>Something must have come over me.<span>  </span>A sorcerer named Varsoon did research on this kind of thing; I’ve been reading quite a bit about him lately.”</span></p> <p>“What research?”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“I’ve found several references to immortality in the books I’m reading.<span>  </span>It seems Varsson was intent on finding a method to indefinitely extend life.<span>  </span>I’d like to see if you can find more information inside his ruined laboratories.”</span></p> <p>“Very well.”</p> <p>***After gathering research from ‘The Brown Research Tome on Binding’ and ‘The Black Research Tome of Immortality’ in the Ruins of Varsoon:</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“Yes…I believe these notes will do… nicely.<span>  </span>I’m certain I’ll unlock the secrets of the stone… soon.”</span></p> <p>“Ahem.<span>  </span>That’s nice.”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“What do you want?”</span></p> <p>“Payment would be nice.”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“Not so fast, wretch. <span> </span>Bring me the finest necklace you can find!<span>  </span>I can’t allow my gorgeous stone to rot in this tiny box, it must be borne on my chest and displayed with the finest palladium torque money can buy!”</span></p> <p>“You’re serious?”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“Of course I’m serious!<span>  </span>Now leave me, and don’t return unless you have my necklace!”</span></p> <p>“What’s come over you?”</p> <p>*** After obtaining a Palladium Torque (or Bangle)</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“It’ll do, but that’s about the best I can say.<span>  </span>Your work sickens me.<span>  </span>You sicken me!<span>  </span>I don’t know why I put up with you!”</span></p> <p>“Hey now, take it easy!”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“I’m sure you’d like… help me… that, wouldn’t you!”</span></p> <p>“Help you what?”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“To start, destroy Varsoon’s research!<span>  </span>We must never again allow him to commit the evil deeds he committed.”</span></p> <p>“What deeds?”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“So long ago… trapped… forever… inside… so cold…”</span></p> <p>“What’s come over you?”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“Nothings come over me!<span>  </span>Simple do what you’re told!<span>  </span>Destroy his research and return to me when you’re done!<span>  </span>He’ll never do this again!”</span></p> <p>“Very strange…”</p> <p>*** After destroying the Tome of Life and the Tome of Death:</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“Oh.<span>  </span>Varsoon, there’s no telling what I’ll do to you for sticking me in that stone!<span>  </span>You’ll pay for the centuries I spent trapped inside that rock!<span>  </span>Artifact, indeed!”</span></p> <p>“Err… I’m not Varsoon.”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“Of course you’re not, you gibbering buffoon!<span>  </span>But you will slay him!<span>  </span>Strike deep into his lair, find him; eradicate him!”</span></p> <p>“Me?<span>  </span>Varsoon?<span>  </span>This doesn’t sound like a fight with an outcome I’d like.”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“That doesn’t exactly concern me, does it?<span>  </span>You’ll do as you’re told, whelp, or you’ll suffer a fate worse than death.<span>  </span>Go, before I lose my patience.”</span></p> <p>“You’ve gone mad.”</p> <p>*** After killing Varsoon the Undying:</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“Well done … now it’s time for you to pay the final price…”</span></p> <p>“Pay?<span>  </span>A price?<span>  </span>Why?<span>  </span>I did everything you asked!”</p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">“I need a new body… this one is tired and worn.<span>  </span>Yours will do nicely!”</span></p> <p>“Not this body!”</p> <p>***</p> <p>Description of the stone:</p> <p>I’m now in possession of a glowing black stone that Scholar Al’Quylar found long ago.<span>  </span>Someone was trapped inside the stone during Varsoon’s earlier experiments with immortality, apparently the former owner of the stone.</p><p><img src="http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/24575346/or/2019036346/name/ASBR+Dialog+screen+1.PNG" width="519" height="1117" /><img src="http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/24575346/or/1704017456/name/ASBR+Dialog+screen+2.jpg" width="491" height="939" /></p>

Aurel
09-15-2009, 10:39 PM
<p>Bella, you are an absolute belle.  Thank you for this!  Hugs for you!!</p>

Vanisher123
09-16-2009, 12:00 PM
<p>Very nice, I haven't done it in a while, so nice to hear the lore. Sooo, anyone know who was in the rock? (wondering if there are clues anywhere in Rov or eq1)</p>

Barx
09-16-2009, 12:08 PM
<p><cite>Vanisher123 wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Very nice, I haven't done it in a while, so nice to hear the lore. Sooo, anyone know who was in the rock? (wondering if there are clues anywhere in Rov or eq1)</p></blockquote><p>I forget the name, but we were talking about it in lore chat yeterday. I think it's Varsoon's gnome assistant from way back when (in EQ1).</p>

Aurel
09-16-2009, 01:08 PM
<p>Pyzjn, or something like that.</p><p>Umm, that feels short and spammy... ... *passes out hugs for everyone!*</p>

Cyliena
09-16-2009, 01:24 PM
<p><cite>Aurelis wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Pyzjn, or something like that.</p><p>Umm, that feels short and spammy... ... *passes out hugs for everyone!*</p></blockquote><p>Yup, <a href="http://eqbeastiary.allakhazam.com/search.shtml?id=3763" target="_blank">it was Pyzjn</a> that was the original owner of the GBS. She was a necromancer found out in Qeynos Hills. I admit I never saw her.</p><p>This is one of my favorite HQs because of the story involved. Thanks for posting it. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Vanisher123
09-16-2009, 06:40 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Aurelis wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Pyzjn, or something like that.</p><p>Umm, that feels short and spammy... ... *passes out hugs for everyone!*</p></blockquote><p>Yup, <a href="http://eqbeastiary.allakhazam.com/search.shtml?id=3763" target="_blank">it was Pyzjn</a> that was the original owner of the GBS. She was a necromancer found out in Qeynos Hills. I admit I never saw her.</p><p>This is one of my favorite HQs because of the story involved. Thanks for posting it. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>Ok I know that name, I could have sworn the exmine of the stone used to say Pyzjn was in it....</p>

GlitterPaws
09-17-2009, 11:26 AM
<p>Pyzin! One of the most aggravating yet fun camps in EQ1. Also the subject of some of the most hysterical walk-thrus ever written.</p><p>Someone would shout Pyzin sighting! in /OOC and characters would appear from nowhere and join forces to whomp Pyzin and her skellie. Virtual high5s would abound.</p><p>Er, does this mean we are all carrying around a petrified Pyzin, a really pyzed off Pyzin? Could be interesting if she wakes up again.</p>

Barx
09-17-2009, 12:03 PM
<p>Thanks for posting the dialog! I've added it as an experimental page at EQ2i, once the code gets approved the dialog will be added to the main quest page there.</p><p>In regards to GlitterPaws: Pyzin is dead. She possessed the Scholar who you killed in getting the stone, the stone is just the artifact that was used to store her. To my knowledge, when she possessed the Scholar she left the stone and 'died' when he died. Otherwise she could (in theory) be trying to possess you if you wore the stone.</p>

Vanisher123
09-18-2009, 02:27 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bayle wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Thanks for posting the dialog! I've added it as an experimental page at EQ2i, once the code gets approved the dialog will be added to the main quest page there.</p><p>In regards to GlitterPaws: Pyzin is dead. She possessed the Scholar who you killed in getting the stone, the stone is just the artifact that was used to store her. To my knowledge, when she possessed the Scholar she left the stone and 'died' when he died. Otherwise she could (in theory) be trying to possess you if you wore the stone.</p></blockquote><p>Hmm, it would be fun if in a later quest (HQ, SQ, whatever it would work with) we ended having to use it to imprison something else.</p><p>Also, i take it she was the one to drop the stone in eq1?</p>