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Lurek will send you to Jayla herself. Jayla will task you with seeking out Krum of Oggok. Instead you will find his assistant, Assistant Nia. She will tell you that Krum has gone missing while preparing for a trip to Keep of Mielech. She tasks you to find evidence of him dead or alive. You will can find Krum in Greenmist where the behind the old Plane of Fear portal. You must kill Lorekeeper Krum and loot a book. Return this book to Assistant Nia. She then tasks you with collecting 10 pages in various spots from Oggok to Keep of Mielech. Talk to her again for hints on where each page is. After collecting the pages combine them and return the box to Nia. Be prepared for a fight as a series of shadows will attack.

Walkthrough

Meeting Jayla
Quest giver Lurek, Priest of Lore
Next quest

Jayla's Next Task

Previous quest

Lorekeeper Cerren's quest

Starting Zone

The Grand Library

Other Zone(s)

Oggok
Greenmist Jungle
Stinger's Bog
Halls of Mielech
Keep of Mielech

Quest items used

Shredded Research Journal
Research Binder
Torn Research Page (Page 13)
Torn Research Page (Page 18)
Torn Research Page (Page 3)
Torn Research Page (Page 44)
Torn Research Page (Page 25)
Torn Research Page (Page 76)
Torn Research Page (Page 37)
Torn Research Page (Page 28)
Torn Research Page (Page 59)
Torn Research Page (Appendix)
Completed Research Binder
A Writhing Larva
A Bloody Sacrificial Dagger
A Mature Larva
Carcass of an Unknown Horror
Disease Crafted Scimitar
Burn Damaged Journal
Researcher's Badge of Jayla

Item Reward(s)

Councilor's Badge of Jayla

Related overview
These two may be completed in any order
These four may be completed in any order

Find Jayla, the Keeper of Lore (The Grand Library).

You say, 'Hail, Jayla, the Keeper of Lore'
Jayla, the Keeper of Lore says, '<Player Name> is it? Let me first congratulate you on a job well done. You've proven a most capable Lorekeeper thus far.'
You say, 'My Lady, I live to serve.'
Jayla, the Keeper of Lore says, 'Hopefully you can maintain that attitude, for I fear I have more to ask of you.'
You say, 'Just tell me what is going on, and I'll do all I can.'
Jayla, the Keeper of Lore says, 'A threat <Player Name>, something new. Something even I don't fully understand yet.'
You say, 'I don't quite understand what you mean.'
Jayla, the Keeper of Lore says, 'It was the book you and Cerran retrieved from the Grey that put a key piece in place. Their rituals talk of... shadows. I will not go into much detail, until I know more.'
You say, 'Then you wish me to research the Grey further?'
Jayla, the Keeper of Lore says, 'No. You are more capable than that. I need you to assist a field researcher by the name of Krum. His research involves a being by the name of Mielech.'
You say, 'How in the world are the Grey and Mielech related?'
Jayla, the Keeper of Lore says, 'They aren't. But it would appear the research he is doing on the scarabs of Mielech has suddenly become relevant to the threat I mentioned before. In any case, I wish for you to meet him and assist him however possible. If he has finished the research, bring it back to me directly.'
You say, 'Sounds simple enough, where will I find this Krum?'
Jayla, the Keeper of Lore says, 'Krum is an Ogre, a very capable researcher, and I wanted a bit more brawn than brain for the case he's researching. But his assistant Nia, was not welcome in Grobb, so they are stationed in Oggok. Find them there.'

Your journal has been updated. [The High Price of Knowledge]

Find Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia (Oggok at 555, 1149).

You say, 'Hail, Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia bows. 'Greetings <Player Name>. I am expecting you. I am Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia. Are you here to speak with my teacher, Lorekeeper Krum?
You say, 'As a matter of fact, I am seeking Krum.'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia sighs in frustation. 'You see, he's not here... He's actually been missing for over a week. I'm very worried about him <Player Name>! He's really strong, but he's kind and wouldn't leave me worrying unless something really bad happened.'
You say, 'I'll find him, but I'll need some more details. What was he doing, where was he heading, that kind of stuff.'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia looks at you hopefully. 'Well, we were sent here to investigate The Keep of Mielech. Krum brought me here, we were supposed to get supplies for the trip. But the day before we were supposed to leave, he came to me and said we were in deeper than we thought. He said to wait here, and he'd investiage something. I talked to the Oggok watch a few days later. They said they saw no signs of him at all. Please find some sign of him. I'll wait here until you do.'

Your journal has been updated. [The High Price of Knowledge]

Find and kill Lorekeeper Krum (Greenmist Jungle)

Loot Shredded Research Journal and return it to Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia looks in horror at the research. 'I... I can't believe this has happened. All our hard work, all our... what happened out there, <Player Name>?'

Your journal has been updated. [The High Price of Knowledge]

You say, '[Tell her about your encounter with Krum.]'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I see... you know what this means... we are close to an answer! We have to press forward <Player Name>! For Krum. Listen, I wrote most of this journal... I could probably repair a lot of it if you could find the remains of some key pages... will you help me find them?'
You say, 'Of course I will.'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'Ok. Here is what I salvaged of the journal. Put all the pages in there that you can find. Hopefully you can find enough to fill it up. Krum said he was going to the Keep of Mielech... so realistically the pages could be anywhere from here to there... you have your work cut out for you, that's for sure. I'll look at my notes and try to reconstruct what I can from here.'

You receive Research Binder from Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia

Your journal has been updated. [The High Price of Knowledge]

You say, 'Hail, Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia is startled when you speak. 'Sorry <Player Name>... I have a lot on my mind. How goes the journal hunt?'
You say, 'Searching this much area for scraps of paper is one of the worst things I've ever done. Throw me a bone woman!'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'Well you just had to ask... no need to be rude about it. And my name is Nia, not woman. I have a few divination spells that may be of use...'
You say, 'Well cast away.'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I'm lodged on something, rushing water passing over me constantly...'

Torn Research Page (Page 13) - [Ground Spawn] Underwater to the south of the the larger, northern most bridge in Greenmist Jungle. (294, 872, -138)

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I'm sandwiched with other papers... teachings of the first druid...'

Torn Research Page (Page 18) - [Loot] Off a tal'yan prophet near Hidden Temple of Yaralith in Greenmist Jungle.

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I'm on the middle of some sort of small island. And I see trees...'

Torn Research Page (Page 3) - [Ground Spawn] in Stinger's Bog. (368, 866, -2)

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I.. I think I'm bouncing around with a... fish?'

Torn Research Page (Page 44) - [Loot] Off a froglok fisher in Stinger's Bog.

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I'm wet again, but there is wood encircling me as well...'

Torn Research Page (Page 25) - [Ground Spawn] on a barrel in the room west of a froglok fungus farmer "garden" in Halls of Mielech. (640, 433, -75)

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I'm surrounded by darkness moving around, with some mushrooms...'

Torn Research Page (Page 76) - [Loot] off a froglok fungus farmer in Halls of Mielech.

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I see... a tadpole? I swear I see a tadpole...'

Torn Research Page (Page 37) - [Ground Spawn] in the water right before Sludgebreath the adept in Halls of Mielech. (1571, 567, -98)

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I'm seeing bug things... a bunch of them... eww...'

Torn Research Page (Page 28) - [Ground Spawn] in a room with 3 a dark scarabs in Keep of Mielech. (892, -580, -146)

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I'm moving up and down, around in some sort of military like patrol...'

Torn Research Page (Page 59) - Drops off the a froglok officer in Keep of Mielech at the South Eastern edge of the map, near Lord Commander Ragarati.

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'It's very wet and dark. Stone is above and below...'

Torn Research Page (Appendix) - [Ground Spawn] underwater near the three converging wooden planks near a froglok officer in Keep of Mielech. (604, -381, -232)

Combine in the Research Binder:

  • Torn Research Page (Page 13)
  • Torn Research Page (Page 18)
  • Torn Research Page (Page 3)
  • Torn Research Page (Page 44)
  • Torn Research Page (Page 25)
  • Torn Research Page (Page 76)
  • Torn Research Page (Page 37)
  • Torn Research Page (Page 28)
  • Torn Research Page (Page 59)
  • Torn Research Page (Appendix)

You have fashioned the items together to create something new!

Completed Research Binder

Return to Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia and give her the Completed Research Binder.

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia takes the journal from you. 'Oh this will help greatly. <Player Name>... we must continue the research. I need you to go back to Mielech Keep, and find a couple things. First a larvae of the shadow scarabs. Secondly a ritual dagger of some kind. I have a few new hunches I want to test after rereading Krum's notes...'

Your journal has been updated. [The High Price of Knowledge]

You say, 'Nia, what exactly were you and Krum researching?'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'We've known for some time about the parasites that inhabit the bodies of the Frogloks. We don't really know the details of that process, however. We were supposed to try and find out more. The greater purpose of this knowledge is unknown to me.'
You say, 'Isn't it too dangerous? We should return to Jayla and ask her for assistance.'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'No. Jayla does not intervene, she simply observes. That is her way. That is why she needs us. To be here, and to the things she can not. She believes in us, she trusts us! Going back would betray that trust. No... that is simply not an option. We see this through to the end.'
You say, 'I will return swiftly.'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I have a foreboding feeling <Player Name>.. don't be gone too long.'

Gather and give Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia:

  • A Writhing Larva
  • A Bloody Sacrificial Dagger
Note: Sigrizt the Offerer will not drop this item unless someone in the party is on this part of the quest.
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says 'What a disgusting thing... I... do you hear that <Player Name>?'

Your journal has been updated. [The High Price of Knowledge]

A series of a hostile shadow will attack. Kill them and the a shambling abomination that will spawn towards the end.

Nia finally loses her nerve and flees for the jungle.
Note: If you fail you can always hail Nia again to start the event over. She has a quick respawn. She will despawn during the battle so don't worry. As long as you kill the a shambling abomination you will get credit.

Your journal has been updated. [The High Price of Knowledge]

Find Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia in Greenmist Jungle

Note: Once you zone into Greenmist Jungle from Oggok Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia will spawn and she will be under attack by one more a hostile shadow simply kill it and hail her.
You say, 'Hail, Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, '<Player Name>... those... things. They attacked me, and one... it just went into me. I don't feel very good, and I'm hearing voices in my head...'
You say, 'Lets get you back to the room and try to figure out how to get it out of you!'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'No. The research... must continue... whatever those things are... they must be the real threat we are studying... they are... very similar to the things in Mielech... ugh. Ok... meet me back in my room. We'll talk more there...'

Your journal has been updated. [The High Price of Knowledge]

Return to Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia (Oggok at 555, 1149).

You say, 'Hail, Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'I'm feeling better <Player Name>... but there are some oddities...
You say, 'We don't have time for that! We need to get that thing out of you!'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'That's the thing... I can't feel it anymore. It's gone... I don't understand it. All thats left are voices... telling me things.'
You say, 'Voices?'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'Its an old boice. Very smart, but terribly twisted. It pretends to be human, but I don't think it ever was. And I feel disconnected from my body at times. I'm keeping a journal of everything it's telling me... this is an amazing opportunity <Player Name>. It speaks of floating islands suspended by chains and... a dream I think... I need to concentrate in order to get anything useful out of it.'
You say, 'This is dangerous Nia. We need to get you help.'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'No. Not until I learn everything I can. This is more important. More important than my life really. No one else may ever have this opportunity. The research must continue!'
You say, 'What more needs to be done?'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'Go to Mielech's Lair. Kill the oldest of the frogloks down there. Bring back 20 mature larvae from their bodies. I need to compare them with these new parasites. Oh... and a personal favor <Player Name>...'

Your journal has been updated. [The High Price of Knowledge]

You say, 'What is this favor?'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'This voice... if I lose myself... make sure this research reaches Jayla. Promise me this.'

Gather and give Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia twenty A Mature Larva.

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia looks pale and a bit sickly. 'Thank you... I... so cold on the inside... I should write that down... I... <Player Name>. The thing... that wasn't a shadow... I need its carcass for comparison... get me one. Also... a scimitar. Built from plague. We need it. I need. We. Bring it!
You say, 'Where Nia? Where can I find more of these things?'
no response
You say, 'A plagued scimitar? Why?'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia shivers, it seems like something is moving underneath her skin. 'Bring it to me... we need it. For. Research. For the research. Bring it to me.
You say, 'Nia we are going to get you help now! You are getting much worse.'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia glares at you with utter contempt. 'D-d-do not presume... to tell me what to do. I am learning more now... than I have in the last three years... do not t-try to take this from me... all the good... that will come from my sacrifice... do not belittle it... I'm close... so close to knowing... leave me if you won't help... I'll do it by myself.
Note: Journal now reads: Nia wishes for me to find the carcass of the undead creature that attacked us. How does she know more exist? And why does she want a disease crafted scimitar?

Gather and give to Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia:

  • Carcass of an Unknown Horror
  • Disease Crafted Scimitar


Note: Travel to Sundered Mountains and make your way toward the docks. Slightly to the West near loc -4019, -1279 an event will trigger spawning a shadowy knight (Sundered Mountains). A shadowy knight hits for 100-200 and spawns several a hostile shadow during the event. Kill him to loot Carcass of an Unknown Horror.
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia smiles at you as you give her the creature's remains. You see she is burning her research journal. 'Oh, you are so strong! And follow directions well! Master wants to speak with you! He does! You will be important moving forward! Far more important than me.'

You gain 50000 experience!!

You say, 'Nia. Who is the Master. What does he want?'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia says, 'You are not worthy of knowing! I... I'm so cold... help me <Player Name>... I'm... kill... me... you... kill you! You aren't worthy!'
You say, 'I'm sorry Nia. I'll carry on with this without you.'
Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia shouts, 'Kill! For my Master! You will suffer!'

Apprentice Lorekeeper Nia attacks. Defeat her and loot the Burn Damaged Journal.

Note: She hits for 250 and the guards will help you kill her. She is a wizard and was nuking in the 1000-1750 range.

Give Burn Damaged Journal to Jayla, the Keeper of Lore.

Jayla, the Keeper of Lore immediately starts leafing through it. 'It is badly damaged... what caused this.'
You say, '[Explain to her everything that happened in Oggok.]'
Jayla, the Keeper of Lore nods as she reads the journal. 'I see.'
You say, 'I only wish that I had been the one to be... corrupted. All I could have learned!'
Jayla, the Keeper of Lore sighs. 'Maybe you could have learned something. Maybe you'd have ended up like Nia, but been too powerful to stop. Things aren't always simple. Even for someone like me, who knows more than most will ever dream of knowing.'
You say, 'What have we learned from all this? What do I do next?'
Jayla, the Keeper of Lore says, 'You've done enough on this particular project <Player Name>. The runes from Eldenals. The book from the Grey. And finally this journal from Nia. I don't want you pushing your luck any more. I'm assigning you to a new, and personal task.'
You say, 'Very well my Lady.'
Jayla, the Keeper of Lore says, 'I'm glad you understand. I need someone I can trust with this next task. Even if it's not related to everything else. And I know you are capable and trustworthy. As such, hand me your badge. You are a researcher no longer.'

You receive Councilor's Badge of Jayla from Jayla, the Keeper of Lore.