Shadow of the Mad King 2012/Act 1

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The Mad Realm is stirring and Magister Tassi tasks players with locating the memoires of the Mad King Thorn. Players must use their wit and knowledge of lore to locate the six stories that make up the first volume of the Mad Memoires.

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Magister Tassi

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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 the Mad Memoires.

We're missing six stories. Now get moving! We only have so long before the energies of the Mad Realm vanish again!

—Magister Tassi

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Use Scan Etheric Field near Tassi to reveal the ghostly companion to be Serene. Talk to her and receive Mad Memoires I: Boyhood.

Memoires[edit]

Mad Memoires I: Boyhood

In which his Royal Madness, yet but a boy, discovers the joys of humor.

—Dig deep in the Muck, where all the garbage of Lion's Arch flows. (Site #1)
—Find Provernic, where the first king's bones rot in the hills. (Site #5)
Mad Memoires II: Friendship

In which a friend joins young Oswald Thorn for the adventure of a lifetime.

—Say more now and look more where Kryta's descendants are buried. (Site #3)
—Go into the hills and set down black roots in stagnant waters (Site #4)
Mad Memoires III: Young Love

In which Os woos Lady Lyrica with graceless verve and uncomfortable silences.

—Go into the hills and set down black roots in stagnant waters (Site #4)
—Find Provernic, where the first king's bones rot in the hills. (Site #5)
Mad Memoires IV: Deadly Adventure

In which Os and his elder brother, Ewie, get into a sticky situation. Only one returns.

—Deep in the muck, where all the garbage of Lion's Arch flows. (Site #1)
—Search the dead streets and forgotten thoroughfares of another Lion's Arch. (Site #2)
Mad Memoires V: Betrothed

In which Lord Oswald Thorn, the new heir to the throne, chooses his queen.

—Say more now and look more where Krysta's descendants are buried. (Site #3)
—Find Provernic, where the first king's bones rot in the hills. (Site #5)
Mad Memoires VI: Coronation

In which his Royal Madness ascends to the Krytan throne and wields his first decree.

—Search the dead streets and forgotten thoroughfares of another Lion's Arch. (Site #2)
—Say more now and look more where Kryta's descendants are buried. (Site #3)

Sites[edit]

Site 1[edit]

-Dig deep in the Muck, where all the garbage of Lion's Arch flows. (Site #1)

Enter the sewers, toward the underwater Order of Whispers Lost Grotto POI, from the Traders Forum Way Point facing the Forge, take a left at the first junction and then right at the next one. Swim down underwater and you will reach a sewer pipe that will take you to another one leading downwards. Swim down until you reach boat wrecks. Swim past the 1st 2 wrecks close to the bottom and you'll see part of a ship that looks like a platform. You know you're close because the background color turns from greenish to reddish. Scan the platform using the Aqueous scan to reveal Samson, speak with him to receive Mad Memories II: Friendship.

Site 2[edit]

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-Search the dead streets and forgotten thoroughfares of another Lion's Arch. (Site #2)

Use Scan Etheric Field at the top of the stone building connected to a rock southeast of Old Lion's Arch point of interest. It will be a rounded rock wall near some broken stairs. Talk to Tynna to receive Mad Memoires III: Young Love.

Site 3[edit]

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-Say more now and look more where Kryta's descendants are buried. (Site #3)

Say more is a crude pun on Shaemoor, where there is a graveyard located nearby. Start at Shaemoor Waypoint in Village of Shaemoor Queensdale and head east. Head northeast up the hill until you find a graveyard. Head up some flights of stairs to find a pumpkin themed urn producing damaging green fog. Climb on top of the large square pillar to the left of the urn (using the nearby tombstone as a foothold) then use Scan Etheric Field to reveal an 'Suspicious Location' at its top. Touching the Suspicious Location will create a 'Mysterious Fog'; follow it up the stairs to the east and then north to a small open stone building. Use Scan Gaseous Field while in the building to reveal another Suspicious Location, after touching this one Prince Ewan Thorn will appear and hand you Mad Memoires IV: Deadly Adventure.

Site 4[edit]

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-Go to the hills and set down black roots in stagnant waters (Site #4)

Start at Delanian Waypoint in Delanian Foothills in Kessex Hills. Head north for a short walk to Blackroot Cut. Head up the slope on the northwest side of the island and use the Scan Corporeal Field. This will reveal a Suspicious Location. Interacting with that brings forth Lady Lyrica under the stone arch, she will hand you Mad Memoires V: Betrothed.

Site 5[edit]

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-Find Provernic, where the first king's bones rot in the hills. (Site #5)

  • Start at Provern Shore Waypoint in Provern Shore, Gendarran Fields and head west into Provernic Crypt. Dodge past the first three flame traps, fight the Translucent Oooze if necessary. There are spike traps in the next room along with some tombs containing trick or treat bags. Follow the corridor east, there will be a couple ooze. The large room has plenty of spike traps that can kill you. You will find a shut door on the north side of the room. There is a secret passage on the south side leading to some Pressure Plates that you must set Boulders on, which are found in the area. A group of spiders will spawn when you activate the pressure plate. There are two pressure plates you need to set boulders on to open the door. Once inside, you can open the Grand Chest. Use Scan Aqueous Field to reveal a Suspicious Location. Interact with the Suspicious Location to reveal Lord Humphrey Faren and two Skeletons. He will run to a corner in the southeast. Follow him and use Scan Gaseous Field at the spot he disappears to reveal another Suspicious Location. Interact with this Suspicious Location to reveal Humphrey again, talk to him to receive Mad Memoires VI: Coronation. The Mysterious Rock will teleport you back to the entrance of the cave.

Completion[edit]

Talk to Magister Tassi in Lion's Arch.

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Magister Tassi

Your Own Volume of Mad Memoires!


I can't thank you enough for helping complete this anthology of the Mad King's life. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand our knowledge of the most famous king of Kryta and how he affected the course of history.

However, I must relate some unsettling news to you. While we initially believed this volume to be a complete account of his life, factors indicate that there are stories yet untold.

Do you see the inscription on the book? How it hints at an incomplete second volume? Perhaps there is more to be discovered - stories from the Mad King's reign that have not yet been properly collected. Please, if there is any way you can research this, I'd be glad to append your already magnificent volume!

—Magister Tassi

Mad Memoires

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