|Category||Palace of the Awakened|
|a clear crystal|
a star sprocket
|the Star Key|
This is the 22nd quest in the Claymore Hallmark Quest Series. You begin this quest after completing The Maiden's Reception and receiving a fragmented star key. As the previous few, this quest takes place in Palace of the Awakened, Barren Sky.
You are asked to find a source of information on how to assemble the star key. The source is a is a book on the hanging bookcases behind the blue invisible wall on the 3rd floor ( 0, 57, -45 ) . Kill the flying tomes to gain access (we just cleared the entire floor). Mouse over the middle bookcase should be the second shelf from the bottom you will be able to inspect.
It asks you to reforge the key, go to the Workshop at the end of the hallway (the hall leading to the dragon). You need to kill several crafters, tinkers, and the taskmaster as well as Warden Skalarr. He is on a 25 minute timer IIRC with a place holder at the bottom of the climbable wall. You will also need to harvest some gears off the tables. These respawn fairly quickly.
Once you have the gears and the kill updates you will need to use the table in the workshop to forge the key. Once you have the reforged key inspect it. It will give you a clue of roses. Go back to the 2nd floor and inspect the two statues that you didn't need for the Maidens quest. (Second floor, near the climbable wall)
Go back to the 3rd floor and inspect the book of Arryonar with an A. This will begin a series of tasks.
First task is to collect crystals from the baths. The baths are the long pools in the wings of the first floor and the ones in the hallways of the dragon towers. The crystals are harvestable. The only issue with crystals is there a time sink if everyone in your group needs as they do not respawn right away. Once you harvest one it spawns in a different area in the palace. Be prepared to spend time on this step. We found it easier to just run from bath to bath kill all the mobs in between.
Once you have all of your crystals you will need to kill The Ironfang Vanguard. (OH JOY) This is on the 4th floor once you come up the wall - he is the snake that spawns in the center caged room. You will need to clear the ghosts in the right and left rooms, 25 minutes later either him or his PH will spawn. (This mob has taken 4 days to surface for some. We got lucky and had a server down in the evening and we camped at the wall behind him.)
Once The Ironfang Vanguard is dead you will need to kill some a Naar'Yora defender. These are on the very top floor where the Enimty spawns. The Defenders can be found in the alcoves. These updates came fairly quickly.
After that update is complete it will ask you to place the 4 crystals. You will need to head east through the Gymnasium on level 4 and through the left door on the end to the Deliberation Chamber. Walk into the circle on your right where Advisor Soliddar spawns and get your update. Make sure everyone gets the update before killing the Advisor if he is up. It then asks you to kill a powerful advisor, Advisor Soliddar in the circle.
Once you kill the Advisor speak to the First Shard of Aaryonar that spawns in the circle. Your quest is now complete.