Hands Of Fate  

Start Zone: Camelot
Start NPC:Loremaster Alain
Related Quests:
  Legend of the Lake (level 15)
  Wizard Lost
  Legend of the Lake (level 20)
  Legend of the Lake (level 25)
  The Craft of Retribution
  Barbaric Tales
  Heart of Albion
Min Level:30
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:Yes
(Average from 6 ratings)
Related NPCs:
  Shade of Ambrosius Aurelianus
Last Updated:Fri Jan 21 05:27:35 2011
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

Per Patch 1.60:
- Hands of Fate: The Shade of Ambrosius should be working correctly again.

Characters that were created after Patch Version 1.79 do not receive this Epic quest.

If you still have the Scroll of Fate and the Tome of the Dead, AND the Ebony collar of the dead you pulled from that Kobold that's just beyond the HUGE bridge north of Ludlow. You give these items to the Loremaster found in the Academy in Camelot. He tells you to come back when you are level 30 (Chaplain for a friar). When you see the Loremaster when you are level 30 (this is where hands of fate begins), he deciphers the meaning of all 3 items and what you must do. He says something about finding the one true sword (Excalibur obviously), and finding those whose sleep is restless in the Salisbury plains, he also mentions something about merging the items to become immortal.

After a bit of searching around, I figured out that the spectre I was looking for was at the entrance to Stonehenge Barrows (Make sure you are wearing the Collar of the Dead when you approach Stonehenge). His name is "Shade of Ambrosius Aurelianus". He will be up for anyone with the quest in their journal regardless of time of day. So I found him, some talking (looks like a guard) spectre, I handed him both the scroll and the book. Morgana promptly appears and they guard and Morgana do battle (Morgana was purple to me at level 30, though non-agro). She lights this dude up like a Christmas tree and he dies. Then she takes the book and the scroll, and warns me to never interfere with his affairs again. She disappears and I found a nice shiny new staff called Haze (yellow) which deals 11dps and spd 3.0. I don't think this quest is finished....only because I can't believe I was supposed to let Morgana live and let evil prevail, but her fireball killed the spectre (who was purple to me) so attacking her would have been pointless. Oh I almost forgot I received a full bubble of exp after Morgana disappeared.

Haze -- Friar
Staff of the Tempest Wind -- Theurgist
Mantle of the Bowmaster -- Scout
Gauntlets of Battle -- Armsman

The next quest is Craft of Retribution

  Mantle of the Bowmaster
  Staff of the Tempest Wind
  Glowing Gauntlets of Battle

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Make sure you are wearing the Collar
# Jul 11 2003 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
I have done this one twice, the first a year ago with my armswoman with no problems. With my theurgist the ghost at Barrows wouldnt spawn until I zoned out of Barrows with the Collar on. I made the mistake of taking it off and giving it to the ghost first, which he didn't want, and with it off he would not take any of the quest items.

Edited, Fri Jul 11 16:32:58 2003
# Jul 06 2003 at 5:12 AM Rating: Default
I have spoken to the one in the academy, given him all 3 quest thingies, and yet there is no quest info in my journal??
it is empty, blank!

what am i supposed to do?
i had to accept the "hands of fate" quest so i should have gotten it....
# May 19 2003 at 4:43 AM Rating: Default
sceptre is blue to level 47, morgana purp to lvl 47 ^.^
not that much xp.
# Apr 10 2003 at 11:26 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Did the quest as soon as I hit 30, and only got .4 xp. <shrug>
can't give em the collar
# Oct 22 2002 at 11:21 AM Rating: Default
I too can't give em the collar, I appealed and it was escalated to the quest team. I'll post their fix, it i ever get it.
cant give him the collar
# Oct 16 2002 at 1:56 AM Rating: Default
I still have all 3 pieces.
He doesnt want the collar of thr dead... any ideas?
RE: cant give him the collar
# Oct 21 2002 at 1:35 PM Rating: Default
I have the same problem... he will take the first two items but not the collar... thoughts?? Should i go get another collar?
RE: cant give him the collar
# Oct 21 2002 at 1:34 PM Rating: Default
I lost the Items needed
# Sep 20 2002 at 5:03 PM Rating: Default
I lost this items but finish the quest what can i do about this?
# May 21 2002 at 4:19 PM Rating: Default
cant get the ghost anymore.
I have seen it when lvl 30 but ignored it. Now its gone and no gauntlets
Who is Ambrosia Aurelianus
# May 16 2002 at 6:19 PM Rating: Good
Nice sidenote to Arthurian lore from the perspective of Geoffrey of Monmouth: Ambrosia Aurelianus was the second son of Emperor Constantine and the elder brother to Uther Pendragon, King Arthur's father. Defeated Votigern the Usurper at Caer-Guorthigirn and credited with the creation of Stonehenge.
where nextpart of quest??
# Apr 10 2002 at 6:32 AM Rating: Default
where do i get with lev 35 (scout) the next part of mei epic-quest and how it is called???



wear the collar!
# Mar 31 2002 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
I had to put the collar on and run into barrows then back out. It was the middle of the afternoon, so time isn't important.
But he won't show if you aren't wearing the collar!
# Mar 31 2002 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
looted one last night so now i gots 2! yay
Where is this Spawn?
# Mar 29 2002 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
My journal says to go to Salisbury Plains and look for answers there. The ghost that is referred to up top near Stonehenge...Ive seen him in the past, but hes not there now. Do i need to do something to trigger his spawn, or does he wander around now?

Any info would be greatly appreciated :)
RE: Where is this Spawn?
# Apr 24 2002 at 11:31 PM Rating: Default
Put on the collar and go into barrows, as you come out, he should be there.

# Mar 21 2002 at 1:56 PM Rating: Default
Ok .. so Morgana Kills the Ghost .... Has any one tried to kill the ghost instead of giving the ghost the items .. thus not trigering Morgana?
Shadowlight - Kay
# Mar 11 2002 at 10:49 AM Rating: Default
I have heard people have tried to attack Morgana, whole hoards of high levels, and they all miss. It seems the game is not going to let anyone have the slightest opportunity to let you kill her. So just take your stupid little quest and reward and be happy damnit! ;)

Theurgist Reward
# Feb 27 2002 at 1:21 PM Rating: Default
The Theurgist Staff that drops is Staff of the Tempest Winds or some such;

10.5/4 100/100/100 15 bonus
15 Intelligence
26 Focus to Earth, Ice, and Air
Scout Reward
# Feb 18 2002 at 7:29 PM Rating: Default
You get a Mantle of the Bowmaster cloak
What about scout reward?
# Feb 18 2002 at 12:03 AM Rating: Default
I am almsot at that level and i was wondering what i will gian as scout if i finish the quest...
armsman reward
# Jan 31 2002 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
Did this as a 30 armsman and got some nice plate gauntlets. 60AF plus bonuses to str, slash, thrust, and con, if I remember correctly.
RE: armsman reward
# Apr 13 2002 at 4:34 PM Rating: Default
62 AF
34 absorb
+7 con
+10 str
4% slash
4% thrust
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