The Path into Darkness


Quest Name: The Path into Darkness

Requirements: 46+, Must have Chaos Corruption debuff


            % baased XP - 7% needed to level
            Removal of Chaos Corruption

Time Limit: 10 Hours

Reset Timer: None

Start Location: Dark Agent (36.0N, 70.6E), east of Northeast Naderu Outpost


Before Starting the quest you need to eat a Slithis Seed (they drop from Chaos Spawn from the Slithis Hunt quest)

Chaos Seed

If you have the chaos corruption from seed you can talk to the Dark Agent to start the quest. He will ask you to bring him 3 artifacts from each kingdom. You will have to steal those for him from the kingdom's security. This quests has 3 parts, one for each kingdom artifact. You will have to return some times to the dark agent so its very usefull if you use the Lifestone near him (the same one for HoD) or one summoner in fellow uses it and allows all fellow to recall here.

Part I - Order: Scroll of the Deeping Well

The Dark Agent will give you a key that you can use to teleport to the Order kingdom's Scriptorium. Inside you will need to fight the Scriptorium Guards and Scribes that will attack you. Keep moving foward and cross the Scribes room. Across the room there is a tunnel and after that you will arrive to a big room with a stairway. Go up stairs and at top the guards will defend the Scroll of the Deeping Well. All in fellow need one scroll to advance the quest and then return to the Dark Agent (the scroll takes aprox. 2min to respawn).

Scroll of the Deeping Well

Part II - Dominion: Lens of Perception

You can enter the Virindi Citadel by talking to a Virindi Adumbrator at any continent nexus (like in Ikeras). Inside just speak to the first Virindi Monitor Welcomer and gain access to the Virindi Museum. This room is similar to Virindi Training Dungeon and you will have to fight the Virindi Caretakers Guardians (level 50 solo monsters). The Lens of Perception is found at the top and everyone in fellow needs to have one. Give the Lens to the Dark Agent to advance the quest.

Lens of Perception

Part III - Shadow: Codex of Shadows

Shadow Vault Map

You must now enter the Shadow Vault, so go Speak to Naokim (in the Shadow Antechamber in Ikeras) and talk to him several times until he will port you to the Vault. In the Vault you will fight Several Shadow Protectors. In the shadow tunnels, take first right, and then left until you see a big room with three doors. Jump down near the doors. You need to go to the end of the middle door but you need to "solve" the opening combination of the levers. The path you need to go will start by the leftmost door, but you need to use the first 3 levers to open it (check map bellow).
An important note: you can use both levers outside and inside the doors to open the left door. We can't confirm yet but it seams that using all outside levers and the middle one inside will open the left door. When left door is open you will be able to get inside and enter a small room with a chest, a lever and a shadow guard. Kill the guard and them use the lever inside that room. A lot of doors will open and you need to run until you arrive to another room with lever. Just keep doing this until you get to the middle row top door. The Codex of Shadows is located there and near the level 55 shadow "boss" (still a solo monster).

Codex of Shadows

If you can, open the many Vault Chests you will find here. These chests often contain good loot (huge gems), and you can never return here once completing the quest. You can only open around 12 Vault Chests per character. Once you steal the Codex (again all in fellow need one), hand it to the Dark Agent to complete the Path of Darkness quest and gain your XP.

After you end the quest you have two choices, Travel to and speak with speak with Lataua (16.7N, 73.7E) in Zu, this will begin the Path into Light quest and allow you access to the repeatable version Retracing the Path.

Or you can speak again to the Dark Agent and get the bonus XP from Descend into Darkness quest (it starts and ends immediately and gives you the XP reward) but you will NOT have a repeatable version.


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Walkthrough by: Guimas