Fall of an Emperor
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different
Per Patch 1.82:
- Players stuck on step 4 of the Fall of an Emperor can now use the Olivarius Scepter to advance their quest.
Talk to the shield merchant, Grindan Halig, in Caer Ulfwych and he send you to talk to a guy in Cornwall Station. He is to the left when you enter the station in corner.
He sends you to Catacombs of Carvoda, where when you enter the new area (that got added awhile back), you go down the spiral stairs and talk to the Emperor that spawns for quest. He tells you to do such and such and basically kill a bunch of undead.
From there, first kill, you go back up stairs and head towards ramp, turn left before ramp and head down the passage. You will go though 2 chambers and find first kill, then head back to where you talked to Emperor. There you equip the item in your hot bar and holding down the e key and hitting the hot bar number at same time you use the item (like using a charge item) then you stay in that area and do 3 other kills and do same thing and use item in same spot then you kill the named guy at the very end of hall. Then you enter the chamber with the snakes and kill the giant undead, then to exit you leave the snake chamber and go right and you pop right out side :)
Then go to back to Cornwall Station see the one guy then to CU and pick your cape.
Text of quest...
Grindin Halig says, "Hail (your class)! Do you [have a moment]?
Grindin Halig says, "I have long sought to uncover the mystery that surrounds the resting place of a once [roman emperor]."
Grindan Halig says, "Aye! The catacombs have stood for hundreds of years, weathering those who crawl about within and the attempts to steal what riches still remain. Vagabonds I tell you! The tomb is a place of the dead and should not be disturbed by those whose hearts still beat! While I too yearn to know what lay deep within its [hidden depths], I will not desecrate the emperor's tomb."
Grindan Halig says, "I am unsure if you know of Iohannes Aldar? He is a respectable arrow merchant up at the Cornwall station. Iohannes is known for his love of adventure. Unfortunately a [grievous injury] forced him to settle and take up fletching."
Grindan Halig says, "Very serious indeed! Though killed, the greater boogey Iohannes was fighthing took his left foot. Since this time, he has asked to hear the tales of any who pass through Cornwall station. Iohannes has not only become quite the arrow merchant, but also a wealth of knowledge to anyone who would listen to [his story]."
Grindan Halig says, "I recently visited Iohannes and heard a tale that has whet my appetite ever since. It seems some adventurer stumbled upon a new room within the Catacombs of Cardova. The undead that now inhabit the tomb were different than what she had encountered before. These new legions of the emperor [could speak]!"
Grindan Halig says, "After hearing this, I researched a bit on my own within Camelot. Just two days ago I came to the realization that it may be possible to learn the true identity of the emperor that was buried within the catacombs! Alas, I do not know what effect this may have upon the tomb as a whole, as putting name to the forgotten emperor could lead to greater tomb raiding. Yet, if I could find someone who would be [willing to bear the weight] of this task and do so quietly then perhaps the tomb will remain unchanged."
Are you willing to assist Grindan and descend into the depths to learn the name of the forgotten emperor? ACCEPT
Grindan Halig says, "Ah! Very good (class name)! I think you will do nicely. I do not know how best to proceed I suggest that you speak with Iohannes Aldar at Cornwall station. Perhaps if you listen to his story and study the tomb well, you will find the key to learning the name of the emperor. Best of luck (your name)!"
[Step #1] Travel to Cornwall station and locate Iohannes Aldar. Speak to him of the [catacombs].
Iohannes Aldar says, "Ah! You must speak of the Catacombs of Cordova! What a wonderful place of adventure this is. Lately the catacombs have become of greater interest to the adventures you see about you. It seems one foolhardy wizard was casting a spell within the depths of the catacombs and destroyed a wall. This wall appears to have been built to seal up the [lower levels] of the tomb."
Iohannes Aldar says, "Not many have returned from this new area, but those who have carry with them fabulous stories. Thier stories speak of a long hall, a hall with a light at the end. Within that light exists a great and powerful undead roman general. I can only imagine what else may lay within this [new found chamber]!"
Iohannes Aldar says, "Yes! I almost forgot to mention the voices! Some spirit that inhabits the passageways about the main chamber speaks continually. This is quite odd as from what I have heard, most spirits and undead are unwilling to speak openly. I would be willing to [pay generously] to have on hand the words that are spoken of this spirit."
Iohannes Aldar says, "Oh! You are offering your services then? This is great (class name)! You must depart immediately then. Travel into the deepest parts of the Catacombs of Cardova. Travel into these newly found chambers and locate the talkative spirit. I will await you here when you have found the words it speaks. Good luck (class name)!"
[Step #2] Locate the talkative spirit within the chamber of cleansing.
The Spirit of the Emperor says, "Welcome traveler! I have been [waiting many generations] for you to finally come to this place."
The Spirit of the Emperor says, "Long ago I ruled all that you see both here and above! The people worshiped me and even Emperor Nero accepted my counsel from time to time. The fools within Rome knew nothing of the land here. If not for thier meddling, my name might be spoken by all even to this day! Now it seems some fool witch has begun to raise my fellow generals and soldiers from thier graves. I have no interest in the events that now transpire above and seek only to [end the torment] she has placed upon me."
The Spirit of the Emperor says, "Yes! To exist as an undead is to know pain, a pain so horrible it can only be silenced through a second death. Do you not realize that this is the sole reason why my men continually attack all who trespass within this tomb? Thier only hope is for a swift end to thier awakened state and a return to the [sweet darkness]."
The Spirit of the Emperor says, "This is why you have come to me (your name)! I seek to once more join my brethren in the after-life. Unfortunately the curse that keeps me in this state is intertwined with my generals. Each one must be silenced in turn and thier [focus item] offered up to me within the chamber of cleansing."
The Spirit of the Emperor says, "From Olivarius will come a scepter, from Taras a sword, from Crotus a seal, and from Amminus an amulet. Each of these focus items with the exception of the last must first be used at this spot before the next one can be obtained. When you have acquired Amminus' amulet, proceed into the crypt of the displaced soul. If the amulet is used at this location my body will be summoned from beneath the crypt. This will be your chance to bestow your gift of silence upon me. Perhaps in my death, the [curse will be broken] and all who still walk within this tomb will be put to rest."
[Step #3,4,5] Kill Olivarius, Taras, and Crotus and offer thier focus items one at a time in the chamber of cleansing.
[Step #6] Kill Amminus and offer his amulet up in the crypt of the displaced soul.
[Step #7] Kill Emperor Seleucus (text is misspelled in quest).
[Step #8] Return to Iohannes Aldar and give him the Seleucus' book of deeds.
Iohannes Aldar says, "I welcome your return (class name). How goes the search for that spirit?"
Hand in book.
Iohannes Aldar says, "Oh my! This is most remarkable! I can barely believe what it is I hold here! I do hope it wasn't too much trouble to obtain this. I have little to repay you with save my thanks and the promise that I shall tell your entire story. I think I will close my shop early today. I have much to read now. Thank you once again (your name)!"
Award at lvl 37: 60,878,593 experience.
lvl 42 & 44 received 110,688,344 exp.
[Step #9] Return to Grindin Halig and tell him the name of the Emperor (misspelled).
Get your reward.