Failing Magic  

Start Zone: Isle of Glass
Start NPC:Lady Eilwen
Shrouded Isle expansion Required
Related Zones:
  Avalon Isle
  Dales of Devwy
Min Level:26
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:Yes
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Related NPCs:
  Crafted Apple Gatherer
  Forged Servant
Last Updated:Sat May 8 02:16:37 2010
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

Lady Eilwen says, "Another spelled failed. That has been happening more
and more lately. I do not feel that my power has faded, nor do I detect it
fading in Lurlei, yet together we only successfully cast half our spells, if even that many. And when we do cast protection spells around the armies, the Drakoran magic cuts right through them! Its like we have no resistance to their magic anymore! Lurlei and I fear that someone is [increasing their power] or weakening ours."

Lady Eilwen sighs sadly.

Lady Eilwen says, "It would not surprise me if either were the case, but who is behind it? Lurlei and I have been struggling with our spells since the arrival of the Inconnu. Oh I have heard the rumors that the Inconnu are not only here to steal our souls but our magic too. I have never heard anything more ridiculous in my life! The Inconnu are here to help us defeat with Drakoran. Why would they help us face our enemies if they only wished
to destroy us? No, I believe there is [another force] at work."

Lady Eilwen says, "Morgana, Friar. Plain and simple. She has found some way to boost the Drakoran's magical skills. Unless we can find a way to counter their magic and boost our own I fear that the spells that Lurlei and I cast to aid the armies in their fight will be no better than a child's first attempt at spell casting. But I believe there is [hope for us yet]."

Lady Eilwen says, "I have been working with that Infiltrator, Dory. I know
General Wystan thinks poorly of him, but Lady Lile has taken a liking to him. Of course, that may be just to annoy General Wystan, but who knows? Anyway, Dory learned of our magical problems and came to me to discuss the problem. He's been hunting for possible solutions and now it appears that [he has found one]."

Lady Eilwen says, "He has sent a note requesting that I come speak to him
immediately, but I cannot answer his summons. Lurlei and I have a meeting
with General Wystan and Mistress Etheldreda to discuss the progress of our fight. Dory only attends these meetings sporadically, so if he is not there he will not be missed. I, on the other hand, will most definitely be missed, but the note said to come immediately. I am in a bit of a dilemma for the information is too important for me to miss. If only I had someone to [go meet with Dory]."

Dialog box:

You have been given the Failing Magic quest.

Lady Eilwen says, "Thank you, Nesie! I shall not forget this. When you meet with Dory, tell him I sent you. In the meantime I will arrange for you to be properly rewarded for helping me out this way. I am counting on you to act in my name, Nesie. Make Avalon proud of you!"

(Dory is at 43,000 X 58,000 in Caer Gothwaite.)

Dory says, "You've got some nerve, Nesie? Speaking to me after what you did? Don't try to look innocent! You got me in trouble with General Wystan and if wasn't for the intervention of Eilwen and Lurlei he'd have shipped me back to Camelot by now. You had better have a bloody good reason for bothering me."

Dory says, "Oh, so she did? She must not have realized that you were the one who got me in trouble with Wystan because I doubt she would have sent you otherwise. Let's see if you can keep your mouth shut this time if you're asked to. Now, since Eilwen sent you, I'm sure you know about [her little problem]."

Dory says, "I've been working on solving that problem for her. See, I can do good things, contrary to what Wystan believes! In my, um, profession, I have quite a few contacts. When I heard the rumors that the Inconnu were responsible for Eilwen's failing spells, I asked around and got an answer from a fine Cabalist. She assured me that the Inconnu were not responsible for Eilwen's problems. I bet you think I'm lying, but I'm not! Brishene is an Inconnu and I think she knows what she's talking about. Brishene is not one to lie, even if she is a member of the Guild of Shadows! She identified the cause as Morgana and has begun to [search for a solution]."

(remember the Information Quest? Well Dory remembers your choice, I chose to
rat him out to General Wysten again, I still see no change in the quest)

Dory says, "Since Eilwen is not here, I guess I'll have to tell you of what Brishene has found so far to help with the solution. She spent good gold getting this information, so keep your mouth closed and your ears open! Long ago, before the coming of the Drakoran, a cabalist named Meical became fed up with the war raging between the three lands. He had seen too many friends and enemies die and it pushed him over the edge of sanity. He became obsessed with creating life, not destroying it. Meical fled the mainland for the Dales of Devwy and built a hall to lock himself away [from the world]."

Dory says, "Yes, Meical did not want to have any dealings with the people of this world. Instead he set about fulfilling his obsession. Using his
magical skills, he began to create new creatures out of rope and wood and
metal. But Meical's insanity warped his magic and over time the creatures
developed the same insanity that possessed Meical. The creatures rose up and killed Meical, then spread into the surrounding area where they still roam today. But [Brishene discovered] something about those creatures."

Dory says, "The magic that animates them seems to be undimished, unlike the magic of the Avalonians. Brishene doesn't know why, but she's trying her best to find out what's going on. Since you ratted me out to Wystan before, you're going to make up for it now! Brishene thinks there's a sphere of
metal [in the creatures] that contains a bit of their magic and she wants to study it."

Dory says, "Brishene asked me to get the spheres from the forged servants
that roam around outside Meical's Hall. She wants two so she can conduct her
experiments on them. I need you to go out and get the spheres for Brishene.
Wystan is watching me closely so I can't leave the Caer to go do it myself. When you have the spheres, go to Brishene at Wearyall Village. She will be waiting for you there."

Kill 2 Forged Servants (loc 54,53), take them to Brishene in Wearyall. The servants were
just inside the Dales of Devvy (horse to Fort Gwyntell) on the right side of the road in woods slightly. As a theurgist I was told to kill 2 crafted apple gatherers to obtain 2 metal spheres. I found them just S of Fort Gwyntell.

You receive a metal sphere from the forged servant!

Go up to Fort Gwyntell, take horse back toward Wearyall Village.

Brishene says, "Greetings, Nesie. Dory sent word to me that you would be coming to see me and be bringing me the spheres that I need. Please give the
first sphere."

Brishene says, "Good, now the second one?"

Brishene says, "Thank you, Nesie. I will begin my experiments but I wish I
had [my pendant]."

Brishene says, "It is a pendant that allows me to focus my magic so that I
may use it better. Dory wanted to borrow it to show it to Eilwen but some
petty thief stole it from him before he could return it to me. I have [tracked its location] but I must begin working right away or I would go
retrieve it myself. Every minute I delay hurts Eilwen and the Avalonian

Brishene says, "Apparently the thief either traded it or lost it to the
hands of a Drakoran because I've tracked it to one of their camps. There is a Drakoran there named Barak. My sources tell me that you will find Barak in the camp that lies east from the great tree of Wearyall Hill. I must have that pendant if I am to do my research correctly. I can start without it, but it will be better with it. Return to me when you have my pendant."

Ok the journal was very precise as to where to find this mob at. Have your
resists up to par, he chain casts.

Barak says, ""

You receive Brishene's pendant from Barak!

Barak dies!

Brishene says, "That did not take as long as I expected, Nesie. Were you
able to obtain my pendant?"

Brishene says, "I am in your debt. This will allow me to continue working with the second mechanism that you brought me. I have been able to discover that Meical imbued the spheres of each creature with magic from a source
other than what the Avalonians draw upon. It is a powerful source that
Eilwen may be able to use if we can discover a way to tap into it. I shall
continue my research and hopefully have good news for Eilwen soon. Until then, take this report to Dory so that he may know what is going on."

You receive Brishene's report from Brishene!

Now, journal updates to return to Dory

Dory says, "You took your time getting back here, Nesie. I still wonder if I
can trust you. Hopefully you weren't off reporting my every move to Wystan
again. I see you carry a scroll with you. Is that my death order or
something else?"

Dory says, "Hrmph. It appears that you did a decent job for Brishene. She
says she's learning quite a bit about those creatures of Meical's. I have
another meeting with Eilwen soon and I shall share this information with
her. I still don't like you, but Eilwen seems to. She sent over weapons that
were saved when Avalon was destroyed. You are to [choose one] that suits your needs. I hope I can trust you to continue to help Eilwen with this problem, Nesie."

Dory says, "Now listen closely, for you can only choose one and once you make your choice you can't change your mind. You may choose from one handed
, two handed [crushing], or a [thrusting] polearm a slashing [flexible] weapon, a [long bow], a [quarterstaff], or a [caster staff]?"

Dory says, "Here is your Gem Flecked Quarterstaff. Use it well, Nesie."

You are awarded 75 silver and some copper!
You are awarded 13,211,232 experience!
You have finished the Failing Magic quest.

lvl 26 received 5,767,168 exp.

  Gem Flecked Quarterstaff
  Onyx-tipped Cat o' Nine Tails
  Opalescent Longsword
  Jade-tipped Longbow
  Lapis-Inlaid Spiked Mace
  Crystal-Topped Staff
  Ruby-Topped Staff
  Bloodstone-topped Staff
  Sapphire-topped Staff
  Opaline Pike

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Opaline Pike
# Aug 21 2005 at 2:56 PM Rating: Excellent
46 posts
Reward for choosing thrusting polearm is.

Opaline Pike (thrusting polearm)

9.6 dps 4.3 spd

+2 Polearm
+2 Thrust
+4 Strength

100 Quality, Weight 4.0, bonus 15%
For Theurgist
# Sep 05 2004 at 9:29 AM Rating: Default
The Theurgist reward is a Sapphire-topped Staff, 9.6 dps, 4.6 speed, 100 qual, 100 con, 4 power, 4 int, 6 hits, 28 lvls Wind Magic.

At 26, I got 5,767,168 xp.

Best way to handle Barak is to fight junk outside of Ft. Gwyntel, you get positive Drak faction. After 3 levels of soloing there, I was neutral to the Draks, so was able to single pull Barak with an ice pet on him, earth on his buddys, then I zerged more ice and started nuking.
When he dies, RUN. Worked for me ;-)
Lady Eilwen
# Jun 30 2004 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
57 posts
For those new to Albion like me Lady Eilwen can be found in the next floor above Dory, just go into the building then behind the huge flag is a stiar case to the second floor. Took me 30 minutes to figure that out.

Edited, Wed Jun 30 08:04:33 2004
Why no 1H Thrust
# Mar 09 2004 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
There's no weapon for one handed thrust spec.

RE: Why no 1H Thrust
# Mar 09 2004 at 7:39 PM Rating: Excellent
152 posts
There probably is one, just no one has sent the information in for it is all. Smiley: frown

Dory loc
# Dec 31 2003 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
Dory is at 43,000 X 58,000 in Caer Gothwaite
# Sep 20 2003 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
Both 2 Forged Servants and 2 crafted apple gatherers can be found at 48/42 close to Fort Gwyntell. Some Unwanted Junk are scattered around the place too.
# Aug 03 2003 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
Okay this is how I dealt with this guy (without getting high level help).  Get 2-3 people to help you and have them form their own group. Then solo pull Barak and he will bring 2 guys to help him. Have the other group grab the adds and then you solo Barak but be sure you're hitting him right away because otherwise he'll nuke you to death.
forged servants
# Jul 31 2003 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
found them at loc 54,53
Sorceror Reward
# Jul 02 2003 at 9:23 AM Rating: Default
If you choose the sorceror staff, you get a staff

Crystal-Topped Staff
4 Power
4 Intelligence
6 Hits
28 Mind Focus
Lapis-Inlaid Spiked Mace
# Jun 28 2003 at 5:34 AM Rating: Decent
78 posts
By choosing the one handed crush weapon at the end of the quest, I recieved the Lapis-Inlaid Spiked Mace: 9.5 dps, 10 con, 10 pie, 6 power. Yellow to a level 30.
sphere of Metal
# May 25 2003 at 4:40 AM Rating: Default
I was asked to kill 2 unwanted junk to obtain the 2 metal sphere. There are few just down the hill from Fort Gwyntell
1hs Reward
# Apr 11 2003 at 11:19 PM Rating: Default
39 posts
Opalescent Longsword
9.6 dps
3 slash
4 str
3 dex

# Feb 13 2003 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
as a theurgist i was told to kill 2 crafted apple gatherers to obtain 2 metal spheres. I found them just S of Fort Gwyntell
# Jan 07 2003 at 8:47 AM Rating: Decent
For a level 26 Armsman, the Information quest given by General Wystan had to be completed before Lady Eilwen would speak to me about the failing magic quest.

Aenghus MacAdhahm
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