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Book of Awakening to Light

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Book of Awakening to Light

Item type
Gizmo
Collection
Last Rites (achievement)
Rarity
FExotic
Binding
Account Bound
Value
25 Silver coin
Game link
API
API

Read this tome to gain access to a rare set of collections.
This ancient tome describes Primeval burial rites, performed under the care of a Primeval Steward.

— In-game description

Acquisition[edit]

Text[edit]

This is my attempt to summarize the elaborate funerary rituals used to preserve and honor the fallen royalty of the Primeval Dynasty. I hope one day to oversee a modern reenactment of these rites.
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Where is the author of this tome now? (opens the map and circles the location of the Steward of the Tombs at Tomb of Primeval Kings)
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Continue reading.
All that we know of Dynastic Era burial practices comes from scrolls found in the Tombs of the Primeval Kings and Queens.
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Read about the ritual "Walk the Land."
Dynastic funeral rites often began with participants traveling the breadth of the kingdom to pay their respects.
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Return to the beginning.
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Close the tome.
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Read about the ritual "Glorify the Golden Heart."
Ahead of burial, a Dynastic ruler's ornate jewelry was collected, restored to glory, and placed in their ceremonial armor.
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Return to the beginning.
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Close the tome.
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Read about the ritual "Exaltation of the Guardians."
Statues of fabled guardian beasts would be created by talented sculptors, to protect the kingdom in a monarch's absence.
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Return to the beginning.
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Close the tome.
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Continue reading.
There were even more rituals described in scrolls of the Dynastic Era.
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Read about the ritual "Washing of the Brow."
It was written, "Burial should be as luxurious as life—or more, as it sets the tone by which a monarch is remembered forever."
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Return to the beginning of this second list of rituals.
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Close the tome.
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Read about the ritual "The Collection of Tribute."
Rulers of the Primeval Dynasty developed their kingdom's material resources, accruing great wealth and power for themselves and for their subjects.
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Return to the beginning of this second list of rituals.
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Close the tome.
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Read about the ritual "Recitation of the Litany of Deeds."
It was customary for heralds and performers to gather and compete over who could tell the most impressive tales to assembled guests and foreign dignitaries.
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Return to the beginning of this second list of rituals.
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Close the tome.
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Read about the ritual "Triumph of Conquests."
A monarch's military triumphs would be commemorated on tiles inside their tomb, honoring both the victorious and the fallen.
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Return to the beginning of this second list of rituals.
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Close the tome.
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Return to the first list of rituals.
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Close the tome.
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Close the tome.

Notes[edit]

  • Once the collections have been unlocked, the book can safely be sold. You will still be able to talk to the Primeval Steward.
Circled location of Primeval Steward is incorrect. He is in the first room of the Tomb of the Primeval Kings.

Trivia[edit]

  • This book is a reference to the Egyptian Book of the Dead, also known as The Book of Coming Forth by Day or The Book of Emerging Forth into Light.