This quest starts from a brooch dropped by the aquagoblin oracle in Butcherblock.
The Oracle is at 783, 51, 221 , on the NW part of the island across fron the Docks
Inspecting the brooch starts the quest and tells you to find a high elf that might know something about it. Glavarius Marud can be found in a house in Kelethin at 293, 109, 94 .
Next you need to find the Circle of the Unseen hand for more information. you need to talk to Fippy Darkpaw, The 4th in crows resting place in the down below which is an instance over at Qeynos. He will refuse to tell you anything at first but if you pick up a card from a table in the other room. Slip Fippy the card and and 5 gold and he will tell you about Villanous the small.
Next you need to go to a castle in the northern part of Nektulos. This is Nektropos Castle and in the basement you will find a Empty Crate Note at -41, -12, -56 . Inspecting the note reveals that the contents of the crate were stolen by the ebon mask in the foreign quarter of Neriak, which is inside Fallen Gate.
Go to Fallen Gate and you will find Zannas K'Val's Chest at 167, 19, -81 . Harvest it to get Tessa's Contingency plan. Inspect for update.
Now you need to find an emergency fallback point in Faydwer. This is a stone of the chessboard in Butcherblock at -788, 101, -16 . harvesting this will give you Tessa's Hidden Notes for Zannas and will aslo trigger a trap spawning 4 triggered guardians. You do not need to kill them for the quest but you must read the note.
If the person who triggers the trap at the chessboard is holding Tessa's Enchanted Key (dropped from Zannas of the Arm in Fallen Gate in the house where you harvest the chest for the update) in their inventory, the elementals will not spawn and you will see a message in the chat log; then the key will disappear from inventory. I've had it happen twice now.
You now need to find one of Tessa's gems. She used the aquagoblins to deliver them. Kill aquagoblins 594, 23, 117 until you get a gem. Inspect the gem for update.
Go to Crushbone outside the keep there are 3 caves. Enter the southernmost cave. All the way back there is a punished magi apprentice-1619, 48, -30 . he will send you inside the keep to get cleric hate helms. oracles of Hate & D'Vinnian are the place holders for clerics of Hate. Clerics of Hate are at...
55.69, 25.12, -44.49 (Hall of Magi)
-11.00, 23.00, 35.00 (Emperor's Chamber)
-61.00, 25.00, -25.00 (Royal Guardpost)
After you've got all 4 updates take the cleric helms back to the punished magi apprentice in Greater Faydark at -1619, 48.00, -30.00 . He will tell you where to find the old hag Oracle N'Mare.
Back into the keep and go to the D'Vinnian Throne Room at -59, 26, -41 . Oracle N'Mare is located on the east side behind 2 locked doors at 780.83,50.90,220.31 . Kill the sentries in each area for the keys. Note: It's been reported by many people that you only need the first two keys. See comments below.
The first sentry at is at 58.57, -6.43, -15.18 . He dropped a key that unlocked the first door, which is at -42.60, -9.81, -67.35 .
Once you go through this door, there is a sentry in the corner at -67.91, -9.83, -61.10 . He dropped the key to get through the second door at -64.71, -9.83, 81.94 .
I found an ornate brooch on the corpse of an aqua goblin oracle. It is unusual that such an object would be among the possessions of a goblin, as this brooch is of high elven design. Perhaps one of the elves in the Greater Faydark would be able to help me determine its origin.
The ornate brooch I found on the aqua goblin oracle appears to be of high elven design. An elf in the Greater Faydark may be familiar with the metalwork and symbols on the brooch.
I should ask a high elf about the ornate brooch.
I spoke to Glavarius Marud about the ornate brooch.
I spoke to a former oracle of the high elves, Glavarius Marud. He explained that the brooch is the crest of a rival family which belonged to another former oracle, Parathanellis K'Arnon. The brooch was once a part of the Robe of the Oracle.
Glavarius Marud mentioned that the Circle of the Unseen Hand may have information about Vilnius the Small. If I could meet up with the Circle I could ask them about the robe, but how would I do that?
Glavarius Marud said the Circle of the Unseen Hand had information about Vilnius the Small and the oracle's robe, but where can I find them?
I spoke to Fippy Darkpaw in Crow's Resting Place.
I spoke to Fippy in Crow's Resting Place. After "assisting" him with his card game he sold me some information. Vilnius the Small was hired to procure the robes for someone named Roykl.
Fippy told me the robe was part of a side job Vilnius was performing. The robe was on its way to a castle in the northern part of Nektulos Forest. Maybe the castle holds the next clue.
Vilnius had sent the robe to Roykl in a castle in the northern part of Nektulos Forest before he was caught by the Circle of the Unseen Hand. The castle may hold my next clue.
I found an old note attached to the empty crate that explained the fate of the shipment.
I found a note written long ago that told me the shipment of robes was ambushed by members of the Ebon Mask rogue guild.
Rikantus's note mentioned the Ebon Mask of Neriak stole the shipment of robes. This trail is going to go cold unless I can find out what the rogues did with the stolen robes.
I need to find out where the robes ended up after they were stolen from Rikantus Everling's shipment. But where could they have gone?
I found a notes in Fallen Gate that explain what happened to the robe.
I found a number of notes addressed to Zannas K'Val by a Tessa N'Mare. One of the notes mentions that Tessa was given the Robe of the Oracle.
Tessa's notes mention she was part of the Teir'Dal invasion force of Faydwer, serving in the western front. She mentions an emergency fallback point in one of her messages. That location may still hold a clue.
If I could find the fallback location that Tessa mentions in her note I may be able to turn up a new clue.
I found Tessa's collection of notes to Zannas.
Tessa's fallback location turned out to be the Queen's square on the Butcherblock chessboard. I found a stack of notes hidden there describing what happened to her during the war.
In her notes Tessa mentions sending messages via aquagoblin to someone asking for permanant refuge. She also mentioned using magic gems to convey the message. It's a longshot but maybe an aquagoblin still has one of these gems.
It's a longshot, but maybe one of Tessa's gems still exists. Where could I find one?
I found one of Tessa's gems on an aquagoblin.
I found one of Tessa's gems on an aqua goblin. Lucky for me the goblins kept them as jewelry all this time.
I should read the message magically written inside of Tessa's gemcron.
I should read the message magically written inside of Tessa's gemcron.
I read the gemcron.
Tessa's gemcron was an appeal to Ambassador D'Vinn of Crushbone Keep for permanent residence.
It looks like Tessa and the robe's trail leads to Clan Crushbone. I should move my search to around Crushbone Keep and see if I can find information on the current whereabouts of Tessa N'Mare.
I need to find information on Tessa N'Mare's whereabouts. I should probably look towards Crushbone Keep.
I spoke to a punished orc magi apprentice.
I found an orc magi in the mines near Crushbone Keep who was being punished for upsetting his trainer. He thinks I may be a spy for the ruling dark elves.
The punished orc apprentice won't give me anymore information unless I prove I'm not a spy. The only way he'll believe me is if I bring back the hats of the clerics of Hate.
I need to collect a number of cleric of Hate helms.
I should have enough helms now.
I collected a few hats from the clerics of Hate. This should be enough proof for the orc apprentice in the mines.
I need to take the helms to the orc magi apprentice in the mines as proof I'm not a spy. Hopefully he'll open up and give me some information.
I need to take the cleric helms to the orc magi apprentice in the mines.
I gave the helms to the orc.
The orc apprentice told me his trainer was an old dark elf woman by the name of Oracle N'Mare. This sounds like I've found Tessa and she may still have the Robe of the Oracle.
Tessa N'Mare seems to be well established at Crushbone Keep. The orc in the mines mentions she can be found in a chamber within the Throne Room section of the keep.
If I want the Robe of the Oracles and to end Tessa's training of the orcs I should seek her out in the Throne Room section of Crushbone Keep.
I defeated Tessa N'Mare!
I liberated the Robe of the Oracle from Tessa N'Mare!
The brooch I found on the aqua goblin oracle was part of the Robe of the Oracle. I recovered the robe from its previous owner, a dark elf oracle of Crushbone named Tessa N'Mare. The robe had changed hands many times before it ended up in my possession.