Speedy Reader

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Speedy Reader is an achievement in the Explorer category that is earned by reading all parts of the Founding found in the Stronghold of Ebonhawke in a single "sitting," i.e. interacting with each of the books without leaving the zone. You do not have to read the books in any particular order nor page through all their content.

Achievement[edit]

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Read the complete history of the founding of Ebonhawke in one day.Broken into twenty volumes for easy reading! Explorer Achievement 10 Arenanet Points.png

Walkthrough[edit]

Book Notes
The Founding: Volume I Ground floor of tavern northwest of
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Postern Gate . Found on table if you make a slight right as soon as you enter the building.
The Founding: Volume II Second floor of tavern northwest of
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Postern Gate. Head straight into the building, take a right at the hallway with the stairs, and head up. At the second floor, head straight towards the wall with the shelf, and take a left into the bedroom with the sleeping NPC to find the book.

If you are coming from Volume I, turn back towards the entrance, but make a right to find a hallway with a flight of stairs. Continue as above.

The Founding: Volume III Second floor of tavern northwest of
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Postern Gate. Head straight into the building, take a right at the hallway with the stairs, and head up. Take the first right at the second floor into a room with a large banquet table and the book will be on a shelf along the wall.

If you are coming from Volume II, exit the room, and head back into the hallway, entering the first room on your right that will have a banquet table and the book will be on a shelf along the wall.

The Founding: Volume IV Third floor of tavern northwest of
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Postern Gate. Head straight into the building, take a right at the hallway with the stairs, and upon reaching the second floor, take a left to go up another flight of stairs to reach the third floor. Take the first right into a bedroom where the book will be found on a nightstand on the side of the bed.

If you are coming from Volume III, exit the room, and head back towards the stairs, but make a right to take the flight of stairs going up instead of down to reach the third floor. Continue as above.

The Founding: Volume V Third floor of tavern northwest of
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Postern Gate. Head straight into the building, take a right at the hallway with the stairs, and upon reaching the second floor, take a left to go up another flight of stairs to reach the third floor. Take a left at the mirror, then take an immediate left into a room. The book is on the table in the back corner.

If you are coming from IV, exit the room and take a right, heading towards the mirror. Continue as above.

The Founding: Volume VI Found in the house that can be entered by opening a door up the stairs from Commander Varalyn. Upon entering the house, head to the right, then take a left in the next room to take a flight of stairs up. Upon reaching the second floor, take a left and then another left into a room with a table and bed, along with the book sitting on the nightstand.
The Founding: Volume VII Found in the house that can be entered by opening a door up the stairs from Commander Varalyn. Upon entering the house, head to the right and enter the door near "Ebon Vanguard Soldier". Upon entering the hidden area, head towards the map along the back wall, but before you reach it, the book will be on a small table to your right.

If you are coming from VI, head back down the stairs, and as soon as you reach the first floor, enter the door near "Ebon Vanguard Soldier". Continue as above.

The Founding: Volume VIII From
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Hawkgates Waypoint — , head clockwise in the direction of merchant Trevas Reever to find the book sitting on a barrel along the wall near him.
The Founding: Volume IX From
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Fallen Angels Garrison Waypoint — , head in a north easterly direction towards The Hawke Heart by going down a small set of stairs. Make after the stairs a left to find the book on a book cart.
The Founding: Volume X Directly east of
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Kestrel Market on a book cart.
The Founding: Volume XI Found by climbing the scaffolding south of hero challenge NPC Fallen Angel Gretel.
The Founding: Volume XII Found by heading a bit north east of Renown Heart NPC Fallen Angel Makayla. You want to look for Foreman Carra, as the book will be nearby in the rubble where several Workers are digging away.
The Founding: Volume XIII Found near the
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Ebonhawke Vista — . Head up the stairs near the vista, but make a left and jump down to the area below to find the book on a table.
The Founding: Volume XIV Found on a table in the small asuran lab east of the
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Ebonhawke Vista — . A SRV 3296 golem is usually patrolling outside of the lab if you are having issues finding it.

If you are coming from Volume XIII, head east and look for a SRV 3296 golem that should be patrolling near an room with several asuras inside. Enter the room for the book.

The Founding: Volume XV Located slightly south of Divinity's Reach Asura Gate on the map, the book is near a small pile of hay bales and a tree.
The Founding: Volume XVI Found near the
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Ebonhawke Vista — . Head up the stairs heading in the direction of the vista, then go up the second set of stairs near the two Nobles to find the book on a ledge.
The Founding: Volume XVII From Renown Heart NPC Fallen Angel Makayla, head straight north east as if you were heading towards the Trading Post/Bank icons on the map. The book is on the ground behind a wagon between several barrels.
The Founding: Volume XVIII On the wall above some market stalls, near to the waypoint. Jump up next to the merchant, Carly.
The Founding: Volume XIX Found near a small set of stairs halfway between The Hawke Heart and
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Ebonhawke Vista — . Head up the stairs until you can jump over to the ledge on your left. Make your way in an eastward direction along this ledge to get to the book.
The Founding: Volume XX Found near the
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Ebonhawke Vista — . Head up the stairs heading in the direction of the vista, then go up the second set of stairs near the two Nobles. Go past them, past Volume XVI, and go up to the very top area. Jump onto the roof, then jump from the roof to a small area where two nobles are sitting, and make a left to enter a room with a Pipe Organ. The book will be on a chair to your left inside.

Notes[edit]

  • Before the July 9th, 2013 patch this achievement was not listed and not always rewarded. People who have been reading all parts before but did not get the achievement, got it with this patch.