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Visit Observation Station #42 to perform today’s check on Dark Core.

Observation Station #42: Day Two

self

Let’s see if anything happens today…

Objectives: A perfect situation for a little observation!

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Use the binoculars to do today’s observation.

Looks like not much happening, but wait… What’s that on the upper deck, by the portal?

self

Mysterious activity at Dark Core’s HQ. Possibly magical activity at that…

Quest completed

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To the Control Center! Fast!

self

I need to tell Linda. Fast! To the library!

Yee-ha!

Objectives: Go to Linda at the winery’s library and tell her what you’ve seen.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

This is a big development, gotta notify the other Soul Riders!

linda

Hello Rita. Any news?

Quest completed

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Inspect HQ

linda

Interesting. Something might be going on there that has some meaning. It could just as well be something completely pointless, but perhaps you’ll find something of interest there anyway. Hmm…

Thinking about it, we haven’t been there for quite some time and you seem to know the place pretty well by now…

Head over to Dark Core’s headquarters and look into what’s going on. Go to Cape West Fishing Village and take the little boat with the helmsman who’ll take you to Dark Core’s mysterious headquarters.

Good luck Rita. Be careful.

In Dark Core’s shadows, no one can hear you scream.

Objectives: Take the boat in Cape West Fishing Village and sail to Dark Core’s secret headquarters.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Gee, thanks Linda. That’s quite a pleasant thought to leave off on.

Take the boat to Dark Core’s headquarters and step up onto the landing platform.

self

Here again. I need to be extra careful to get around here unnoticed…

Quest completed

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Sneaking on Tiptoes

self

It looks like there’s yet more activity on the helipad up there. Up where that weird portal is…

I can’t sneak up there with my horse without getting caught, so I suppose I’ll have to get off my horse here.

Objectives: Find out what is happening up on the helipad.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Remember: To be able to hide yourself behind a box to avoid being caught, you need to use the button in the bottom right corner of your screen (where the dismount button usually is) which will only show as active when you can hide yourself. Don’t forget it can be easier to control your character if you hold down your right mouse button as you walk.

Follow the same route you did when you first visited. The guards still walk the same routine as previously.

Make your way up the helipad and find a place you can discretely watch the unfolding scene.

self

Seems something’s going on here…

Quest completed

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Darko

self

I need to hide and listen to this… Carefully does it…

Objectives: What could be happening?

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

This guy Darko looks important. He looks about to say something important to those Dark Core members gathered.

darko

But I’ve also got some good news. Listen, my honorable Generals.

The swirls of darkness are strong, and now they twist in our favor.

The druids and that idiot Fripp are thought to be especially passive, and Pandoria’s powers are pulsing like never before. These powers united are our driving force, our lifeblood.

Experience tells us that it is time to act. Now.

We must, however, be on our guard. We must always be on guard!

There is another person on Jorvik whose presence is far from desirable for us…

I feel her presence.

Hmm… Her presence is much stronger than I could ever have suspected…

…Almost as though she was… Almost…

But of course she can’t be here!

Hahaha!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

dark_rider

Hahaha!

Of course not, Associate Darko. Haha! How would she ever know? Hahaha.

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

darko

Well in any case, you all know who I mean.

It’s time to dispose of her, if you see her again. She represents a threat to us, our cause, and to Garnok!

I’m here now to use this visit to tell you that it begins here. Our time has come. It’s our day. The day of the Generals!

But you’re missing your fourth associate…

However much our honorable Mr Sands wants his innocent little grandson to take on the role of potential substitute for our most distinguished Elise, both you and I know that Justin has no magical talent whatsoever.

That boy will never even learn to vanish a coin.

We’re moving close to Elise’s release, our most celebrated Nihili, the fourth General. Don’t do a thing until she’s here.

You need her. You need each other. Garnok needs you all!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

dark_rider

Yes! Yes, Nihili! Yes!

At last!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

darko

I know that she’s capable of causing a certain… Insecurity within the group. Discord. But you all know that she is the way she is.

Never forget that you’re a unit, and must act as such!

The Dark Horse I’ve taken with me is in fact owned by Elise. We lost Pi, so I had to create a Dark Horse myself.

Take care of it until she’s here.

When Elise is reunited with you all, the four Generals will gather for the first time and then it’s time for you to ride out and perform the Dark Ceremony at the currently secret location.

That was all for now.

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dark_rider

No, Associate Darko. We very much look forward to the four Generals being reunited.

We’ll take care of Elise’s Dark Horse, and rehearse the Dark Ceremony as we wait to make our next move.

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

darko

Good.

May the tentacles of Garnok guide you, and may the darkness flow from your footsteps.

I’ll return soon. With Elise.

This is not good. Not good at all…

self

Ugh, what a scary creep. He seems really evil and has some truly terrible plans. I’m getting really bad vibes from this…

Quest completed

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To the Control Center!

self

I need to leave Dark Core before they find out I’m here. I need to tell Linda all of this as quickly as possible.

Objectives: Report to Linda.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Leave the helipad by running on the pipes back down to the lower level. Retrieve your horse and return back to Cape West, so you may continue on to the winery to report to Linda.

linda

Hey Rita! I’ve been reading a whole TON of exciting stuff in these books, and…

Oh?

You look pretty troubled…?

Quest completed

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Compilation for Linda

linda

Darko is a huge threat to us. He seems to be Mr Sands’ right-hand man in some way.

He’s a lecturer, like a typical teacher… He seems to be able to create dark horses as well, which he taught Pi how to do… This is bad. Very bad. If the fourth general gets back with the rest of them, I think our chances of keeping them in checkmate reduce hugely…

This is important news, it’s amazing that you took the risk of spying on them.

I’m especially worried for Justin. What are they gonna do with him if they see him as useless to their cause? Sure they wont just let him wander away on his own little path even if he is Mr Sands’ grandson…

Hmm… What’s our next move?

Objectives: Listen to Linda.

Rewards: 45 Jorvik Shillings, 65 XP

Reputation: 25 with Keepers of Aideen

That’s a good question, my friend.

linda

I’m going to call a meeting of the wider advisory council of the druids. We can’t have a meeting with them right away now since they’re all spread out across the island to watch and spy…

We’ll just have to wait until we can get them all back in one place.

Patience, Rita… Patience.

Quest completed

Now let’s go see Alex about that weird runestone. Meet her on Paddock Island by where you found Sonja yesterday.

Waiting by a Stone

runestone

Alex should be here by now…

Objectives: Wait by the runestone until Alex comes.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Watch as Alex and Tin Can approach. Now we can begin!

alex

Hello hello! Sorry I’m a bit late.

Have you got your own rune wand now?

Quest completed

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Measuring Pandoric Activity

alex

Congrats on your rune wand!

By getting daily readings of the Pandoric activity from the active runestones, the Keepers of Aideen can tell how strong the flow is between our two worlds and then make sure what preparations and countermeasures they need to make.

At the same time as you’re doing all this measuring, you’ll be getting closer and closer to the Inner Lightning Circle, and I’ll tell you more about that later.

But right now I’m gonna tell you how to measure Pandoric activity. You ready?

Objectives: Listen to Alex.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Alex will now tell you how to begin the crucial step of measurements.

alex

Examine the first stone and work out if it’s possible to scan or not. Right now, there are quite a few runestones that seem ready for scanning since you can see they’re highly active…

If it can be scanned, dismount your horse and use the rune wand on the runestone while performing an analysis incantation. Then you’ll find yourself inside a magical time bubble where you can measure the runestone’s activity. The time bubble only lasts for a limited time.

The runestone will show you which runes you need to capture from the magical ether surrounding us. After showing the runes on the stone and playing the rune’s magic tones, it’ll become clear which runes you need to collect.

If you choose incorrectly, you’ll lose a lot of energy. You can always listen to the runes in the magical either, but as soon as you choose a rune it has to be the right one, and they need to be chosen in the correct order.

If you take the right rune in the right order, you’ll win some magical energy and get a little extra time as a result.

When you’ve chosen all the runes, the measurement is complete!

As clear as a thunderbolt from a clear blue sky? Clear as mud?

You’ll definitely get it once you’ve done the first measurement.

You’re going to do that first measurement right now.

Quest completed

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First Test

alex

Ready to give your first measurement a try? Great. Test this runestone here, then talk to me when you’re done.

Have a go at taking a reading from this runestone. Use your rune wand on it and do as I told you. It’s not really as hard as I make it sound. Read the runes and capture the ones that match in the magical ether.

In order.

Once you’re done, you’ll have completed a magical reading of Pandoric activity.

Objectives: Perform the measurements. Use your rune wand on an active runestone.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 50 with The Keepers of Aideen: The Lightning’s Inner Circle

Dismount your horse and approach the runestone, then use your rune wand on it. You will then see a screen similar to when you closed the Pandoric rifts.

This screen has the current runestone in the center with the needed runes on it (each one will have different runes you will need). There are five runes you will need to select out of about two dozen that are slowly circling around the runestone. Click each one in the correct order before time runs out to be able to complete your measurement.

alex

Good, Rita! Good! Not that hard after all, huh? You’ll get used to it, trust me.

Quest completed

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The Lightning’s Inner Circle

alex

You’ve become aware of the Lightning’s Inner Circle. This means you’re taking another step deeper into even more advanced magical secrets…

Are you ready to hear more about The Lightning’s Inner Circle?

Objectives: Listen to Alex.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 80 with The Keepers of Aideen: The Lightning’s Inner Circle

Deeper and deeper we go into discovering our magical talent!

alex

Your journey through the Lightning’s Inner Circle can go so far as to result in your ability to perform incredibly powerful magic spells. The journey is long, and the runic measurements are just the beginning of something much bigger to come. Be patient: a beginning is meant to be exactly that… The start of a road where we find ourselves standing now. 

Elizabeth and I have great hopes that you’ll soon be able to learn useful enchantments and spells from within the Lightning’s Inner Circle.

Don’t forget that the journey is long, and this contact you have now with the runestones is only just scraping the surface of the secrets to come. It’s a rare candidate indeed who manages to get very far within these inner circles… 

I believe in you, though. We believe in you. You’re unique, with exceptionally rare talents that we in the Keepers of Aideen have never seen before.

Continue to measure the Pandoric activity on the active runestones around our lands. They’re everywhere, but not all of them are active every day, so it’s a very well-trained eye indeed that is able to find the active stones at all times. I’ll also be out in the field to measure them on occasion, but I truly do need your help.

Good luck!

Quest completed

Return to Alex when you are Friendly with The Lightning’s Inner Circle.

You can now measure the runestones as a daily quest. All of the runestones are active everyday and can be measured once daily.

Approach the stone to start the quest, then use your rune wand. Collect the runes as you did with the first stone, then click the stone again to complete the quest.

Runestones are scattered all over Jorvik and can be found according to the map linked below.

When you reach a new reputation level, you can find Alex at the winery.

Friendly with The Lightning’s Inner Circle

alex

You’ve made it a little further along the road on your journey into The Lightning’s Inner Circle. This is just a first small step. Are you prepared to go further?

Objectives: Listen to Alex.

Reputation: 35 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 10 with The Keepers of Aideen: The Lightning’s Inner Circle

Of course, of course!

alex

Good. Continue with the measurements a little longer. Your help is incredibly meaningful. Your increasing depth of involvement with The Lightning’s Inner Circle is crucial to your future. Believe me.

Quest completed

Return to Alex when you are Liked by The Lightning’s Inner Circle.

Liked by The Lightning’s Inner Circle

alex

Thanks so much for your impressive effort Rita. Now you’ve taken readings from enough runestones for now. Your excellent work has given us a result.

We have a solid picture of the stream between Pandoria and here and it’s enormous. Borderline catastrophic I would say…

The good news is that you’re on the verge of learning some incredible spells…

Objectives: Listen to Alex.

Rewards: 35 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 10 with The Keepers of Aideen: The Lightning’s Inner Circle

Glad I could help!

alex

Soon you’ll be invited to take part in a special training program with The Lightning’s Inner Circle and that’s where you’ll be learning all kinds of unimaginable things.

Until then, hang on and watch, wait and observe.

Quest completed

Your runestone readings are now completed.

If you measure every runestone you can in a single day, it will only take about two days to reach this point.

Now all you have to do is wait for future game updates.

The runestone map can be found HERE!

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