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Disambig icon.png This article is about the item. For the achievement, see Grand Savant Valis the Learned's Research Journal (achievement).
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Grand Savant Valis the Learned's Research Journal

Item type
Gizmo
Rarity
BBasic
Binding
Account Bound
Game link
API
API

Double-click to read.

— In-game description

Acquisition[edit]

This achievement requires at least one completed objective to become visible. Grand Savant Valis the Learned's Research Journal Out of the Shadows 4Achievement points
Find the scattered journal entries in Bloodstone Fen.
Reward:Guide to Waterproofing.png Grand Savant Valis the Learned's Research Journal
Collected x/1 Journal Entries 1Achievement points
Collected x/7 Journal Entries 1Achievement points
Collected x/15 Journal Entries 2Achievement points

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Grand Savant Valis the Learned's Research Journal
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1325 AE Entries
1325 AE Entries
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86 Zephyr, 1325 AE
At last, a reply to our request has arrived. The confessor has authorized our work to harness the great stone's power.
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The research is contingent upon making progress toward his primary goals of weapon development and strengthening our army.
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For the edification of future generations of our sacred order, I have resolved to fully journal our undertakings.
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14 Phoenix, 1325 AE
Our grand goal is to unlock the power contained within the bloodstone, for a two-fold purpose.
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The first, ordered by the confessor himself, is to retake humanity's birthright and secure our homeland in Kryta using the power of the bloodstone.
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The second, ordered by high Inquisitor Xera, is to awaken our wounded god, the Dire.
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The first step in the process is learning about the stone itself so we can research ways to harvest the magic within.
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25 Phoenix, 1325 AE
Notes on the bloodstone—scholarly opinions vary, but most agree that the stone is ancient, perhaps even having existed prior to the advent of humanity on this world.
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Our research suggest the stones were created by an ancient race known as the Seers, blood enemies of the Unseen Ones. It's fitting that we'll use their stones to bring the Unseen Ones back to glory!
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The stone is one of five pieces of the original bloodstone, and it contains a vast supply of magic slowly seeping back into the world. If someone could tap it all at once, they'd be quite powerful.
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60 Phoenix, 1325 AE
Aside from its primary purpose as a repository of magic, there are measurable phenomena that occur in proximity to the bloodstone.
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The spirits of those killed on the stone are held within its energy field, unable to depart. In history, these souls were forced into auxiliary storage devices by our ancestors.
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But it was for the bloodstone's magic that generations fought wars to determine who would control it.
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Even the Chosen could not stay away. Once freed from their prison at the Door of Komalie, many seem to have returned. They've been seen haunting near the bloodstone.
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5 Scion, 1325 AE
The initial task of safely removing fragments from the stone for study has begun.
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Cracking the outer shell proved...challenging. Not only did it require great force, but once we were through the outer shell, the drilling team was vaporized by a blast of red light.
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Thank the Unseen Ones for slave labor! Once the commotion was over, I peered through the shell's crack and beheld the most beautiful of sights.
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Beyond the relatively dull and rocklike outer shell of the bloodstone lies a great field of bloodred crystals, not unlike a geode.
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We have begun removing these crystal shards for further research and development.
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40 Scion, 1325 AE
Our long vigil over the stone has given us important insight. Over time, the stone has grown larger as events excite the magic it contains—much like a balloon expands when heated.
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The stone is nearly three times larger than it was when we first reclaimed it from the jungle.
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Even more impressive, crystals have recently begun growing on the exterior of the hole we drilled in the shell. They continue to expand outward.
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This is a great boon, as it has made harvesting bloodstone shards that much easier.
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1326 AE to 1327 AE Entries
1326 AE to 1327 AE Entries
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60 Zephyr, 1326 AE
Progress is slow. My research on the harvested bloodstone shards has nearly stalled completely. The fragments refuse all attempts to extract their magic in an efficient manner.
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Slow-diffusing magic will not serve our purposes. Unseen ones, guide my thoughts that I might find the answers!
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The bloodstone itself continues to grow. Over the past few days, hundreds of new crystals have appeared in the clearing surrounding the stone.
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This phenomenon coincided with Zhaitan's death just days ago, and I would be foolish to assume the events were unrelated. It's amazing to think the stone could be affected from as far away as Orr!
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24 Scion, 1326 AE
Utilizing fragments as basic ritual implements is fruitless and not significantly superior to traditional foci. Crafting weapons directly from the materials exhibits only minor positive phenomena.
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Powdering the fragments (methods detailed in footnote 27b) further reduces its properties, rendering it as useful as dirt. Consuming said powder proved.. ill-advised.
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I am reduced to believing we require a key to unlock the power. I have reached out to my contacts in the Inquest and spies within the Durmand Priory. They may have access to information I don't.
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The justiciar has ordered me to package and deliver any bloodstone dust created in the shard extraction process. Our benefactors want to trade it for additional weapons and wares for our army.
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I would protest, but it's basically worthless to me anyway.
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65 Scion, 1326 AE
Thank the Unseen Ones, we have finally had a breakthrough! There was a small slave revolt that was quickly contained by our zealots.
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In the chaos, one of the dissidents was impaled upon a bloodstone shard. And yet he did not die. His body seemed to...accommodate the intrusion.
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We've been going about this all wrong. Our methods have proven fruitless because we were not going far enough.
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We will immediately shift our focus to the fusion of bloodstone and flesh.
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If we're successful in this endeavor, perhaps the justiciar will get off my back about powering the jade constructs. I know it's a shame they've sat powerless for centuries, but come on.
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45 Phoenix, 1327 AE
Inquisitor Matthias Gabrel has volunteered for the bloodstone-empowerment procedure. His piety and courage are both inspiring and ideal qualities for this great work.
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Specially prepared shards of the stone will be used. Please find diagrams of the intended arrangement attached.
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He will travel north to the keep on the morrow and will perform the procedure once preparations are complete.
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We haven't yet found the key to harvesting magic from the shards. This is the missing piece of the puzzle.
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My only regret is that I won't be there to oversee the experiment, but my place is here with the bloodstone.
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1328 AE to 1329 AE Entries
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2 Phoenix, 1328 AE
The Unseen Ones smile upon us. Our agents in the Durmand Priory have returned with what I hope will be the key to harnessing the bloodstone's power.
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They have liberated a set of Seer artifacts from within the Durmand Priory archives.
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It took us decades to embed agents deep enough within the Order to acquire access to the archives, but their efforts have paid off!
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More happy news: our jade constructs are awakening in proximity to the stone. And yet, the justiciar refuses to inform the confessor until all our objectives have been accomplished.
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I have sent the final piece to Matthias. It completed the resources required for his transformation.
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70 Phoenix, 1328 AE
Another dragon felled, and the stone reacted far more than when Zhaitan died. We have now harvested enough magic to activate the Unseen One's ancient guardians.
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While they are bound to large pillars and thus lack the mobility of jade constructs, their strength is far greater. They will make excellent defenders for our more critical locations.
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13 Zephyr, 1329 AE
I have been ordered to double our efforts. With the increased harvest rate, we've begun experiencing more...side effects
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Magical storms have begun to appear in the area around the bloodstone, and the magic leaking out of the bloodstone seems to be driving our harvesting slaves mad with a sort of hunger for magic.
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Thank the Unseen Ones that Kasandra isn't here to whine about it!
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A recent raid on our nearby keep resulted in Matthias's death and the halt of continued bloodstone infusions into humans.
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Despite this, Justiciar Bauer demands more results, both to have something to show the confessor and to help strengthen our fortifications around the bloodstone.
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If the Pact's nonbelievers or that interloper on the Krytan throne should turn their attention our way, we must be prepared for them!
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17 Zephyr, 1329 AE
Justiciar Bauer has been especially cryptic recently and refuses to answer any of my inquiries into the status of our unseen god's resurrection.
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This is despite the fact that he sent many of our resources and the majority of our harvested bloodstone shards up north to our keep prior to it being raided by filthy nonbelievers.
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I fear the worst, but pray the Dire survived the dastardly attack.
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Justiciar Bauer is ordering me down into a rickety mine shaft that he had dug for a reason he won't tell me, to oversee a ritual he won't explain to me, and to accomplish a goal he won't state.
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How does he expect me to work under these conditions? I'll update my entry once I have some answers.
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That nay-saying apprentice's constant lack of faith finally caught up with her.
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She wouldn't shut up about the stone growing unstable, and she had the audacity to go over my head and contact the justiciar directly.
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Her warnings displeased the justiciar, so he had her beheaded atop the bloodstone. Good riddance!
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