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Starts With: Medora, King Gortwog - Warlord of the Orcs, Orsinium|
Dungeon: Random, Isle of Balfiera
Minimum PC Level: 10
Key Strategy: Be prepared for undead
Story Progression: Get the dust to soothe Lysandus
Prerequisite Quest: Freeing Medora
Next Quests: Lysandus' Revelation
Your walking along one day, then suddenly - POOF!!! - You receive an informative vision from Medora whom you recently released from imprisonment.
Your vision hazes and the world grows dim. Out of the gray, a woman's face appears. Medora! "Kral. Your efforts to free me have not been in vain. I have discovered a powder that will soothe the ghost of my beloved Lysandus. However, it is in the hands of Gortwog, Warlord of the Orcs, in his steel citidel of Orsinium. Go to him in Orsinium and see if there is anything that can be done to persuade him to give it to you. Bring the powder to me in Direnni Tower once you have it." The vision clears. Sometimes you wish sorceresses would just send letters like other folks do.
After rubbing and blinking your eyes for a view seconds to reorient yourself you decide it would be a good idea to go see Gortwog as soon as possible. You arrive in Orsinium, a small town, and enter the large grey citadel to find Gortwog.
So Medora wants the Dust of Restful Death. Only because I respect the memory of King Lysandus will I do this. The Dust can be found in (some crypt) on her own island. Tell Medora that the price is her support of my claim to the heart. She'll know what it means.
Well, you now know the location of the dust that will soothe the ghost of Lysandus, but exactly what was the heart that Gortwog was talking about? Ah well, can't be that important so you rush off to find the dust. After an exhausting search you finally discover the dust, and a worn letter, on the fresh corpse of a mummy, fresh because you just killed it of course. You attempt to decipher as much of the letter as possible...
This parchment was used as a wrap for the packet of powder. Some of its message is now illegible. Lady Med... ...favor. They intend to slay him. I am sending ........ers to stop them. You must support me. If the empire finds I have attacked royal advisors of Wayr......ven if they are assassins, my people will never win the same status and respect as the Khaji................ians. However, with your support I c............. a hero of the empire, and win respect for my people. Gortwog Warl...
Even though the letter is half-gone it still presents some interesting information. Now that you have the dust you should return to Medora. She might also be able to cast some light on this letter. You quickly return to Direnni tower and the sorcereress.
This is indeed the Dust of Restful Death. As for that letter, it was from Gortwog to me, though I never got it. I heard from him later that his orc warriors were slain attempting to ambush the assassins. Gortwog and his orcs are not the villains most people seem them as. Eadwyre and the court of Wayrest have never been particularly loyal to the empire. To assassinate a king is treason. I will have my revenge, but first I must find out why Eadwyre would risk this. I will need a month to prepare the Dust. Come back to me at that time and I will give it to you, along with instructions for its use.
A whole month? Perhaps now would be a good time to take that little vacation you've always wanted. When you return to Medora you'll receive another quest.
The next quest is Lysandus' Revelation, or you may return to the Quest Walkthrough Page.
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