Mad Mysteries is an achievement that is a part of Shadow of the Mad King. Completing it rewards the first tier of the halloween backpiece.
Speak with Magister Tassi in Lion's Arch, beside the Grand Piazza vista. When you accept her proposal, the "Mad Memories" achievement is obtained, and a mail recevied.
Your Very Own Candy-Powered Matter Meter
Enclosed is your candy-powered matter meter, developed by the Durmand Priory (inspired by the College of Statics).
Each meter is powered by candy corn. The elusive material has close ties to the Mad King's realm, which leaks over into Tyria at this time of year.
Using a kernel as a focus, you can scan four different frequencies: aqueous, gaseous, etheric, and corporeal. There are suspicious locations on all four frequencies, and it's up to you to discover them.
Try it with the little ghost standing right next to me. She's hiding behind an etheric veil, so use the etheric frequency!
You'll notice, on your journey, that each page from the Mad King's past contains clues on how to proceed. Pay close attention to these clues, for they are the only way you will piece together the past and complete our volume of Mad Memoires.We're missing six stories. Now get moving! We only have so long before the energies of the Mad Realm vanish again!
Candy-Powered Matter Meter Mk2
The little ghost that has been tugging at my robes is standing right next to me. You can't miss her if you scan on the etheric wavelength.
|Mad Mysteries||Shadow of the Mad King||5|
|Track down firsthand accounts of Mad King Thorn's childhood during Halloween, when the Mad Realm draws near.
||1 Item Collected||0|
|7 Items Collected||5|
|1||Mad Memoires I: Boyhood||Item||Trophy||Under a glass sky the journey begins again, footsteps placed upon footprints, the mad following the mad.|
|2||Mad Memoires II: Friendship||Item||Trophy||In shadowed shallows beneath the gardens, the detritus of Lion's Arch lurks.|
|3||Mad Memoires III: Young Love||Item||Trophy||Search the dead streets and forgotten throughfares of another Lion's Arch.|
|4||Mad Memoires IV: Deadly Adventures||Item||Trophy||Say more now and look more where Kryta's descendants are buried.|
|5||Mad Memoires V: Betrothed||Item||Trophy||Go into the hills and set down black roots in stagnant waters.|
|6||Mad Memoires VI: Coronation||Item||Trophy||Find Provernic, where the first king's bones rot in the hills.|
|7||Candy-Powered Matter Meter Mk2||Item||Gizmo||This device detects power caches by attuning its frequency to one of the four types of matter: aqueous, gaseous, etheric, and corporeal. Activation requires at least one piece of candy corn.|
"Tassi, where are you going with those blueprints? Those are Statics property! Hey!"
- Having all of the original items from 2012 will have no impact on the achievement and can be safely discarded.
- Excluding the Candy-Powered Matter Meter Mk2, the items do not need to be collected in order.