Tarot Quest: Significator
Quest Name: Tarot Quest: Significator
Requirements: Level 46+
% based XP, 1.0% to next level
Book of Destiny
- Set Significator
- Enable Card Melding
Time Limit: No Time Limit
Reset Timer: None
Start Location: The Fortune Teller(16.1N, 28.1E), Cavendo
The Fortune Teller tells you,
"Greetings, Seeker. The cards see all... the cards know all... but what card is the master of your destiny? Choose your Significator from amongst the greater trumps, and bring it to me, and I will attune it for your use. You should also retain any lesser trumps you may find, as they too have their uses."
You are tasked to seekout and find a Greater Trump Card to signify you. You can find Greater trumps off the bodies of Hero level or higher creatures, you can also find these cards in the Curiosities Shop in one of the major cities.
|Icon||Greater Trump Name||Card Text|
|The Crafter||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts a figure standing before a forge, holding a hammer in one hand and tongs in the other. A red-hot sword rests on an anvil in front of the figure.|
|The Bane||A greater trump of the Knorr Tarot, this card depicts a grievvr trampling the corpse of an Olthoi.|
|The Devourers||A greater trump of the Knorr Tarot, this card depicts an Olthoi stalking across a ruined landscape.|
|The Empyrean||A greater trump of the Knorr Tarot, this card depicts an Empyrean mage with his hand raised, and portals appearing all around him.|
|The Eternal||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts a crowned skeletal king sitting on a throne in an empty hall.|
|The Great Tree||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts an immense tree rising high above a forest that stretches from horizon to horizon.|
|The Imperator||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts a gold-crowned figure in violet crystalline armor raising a hand that holds a golden scepter before a multitude of kneeling figures.|
|The Indwelling||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts a blasted black landscape filled with bones and skulls. A huge arm with a taloned hand emerges from the earth and reaches towards the sky, in which two full moons can be seen.|
|The Living Moon||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts a smiling full Moon shining down on a verdant and fruitful land.|
|The Lord of Light||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts a stylized sunburst from which emerges a hand holding a balance's trays bears a heart, the other bears a feather. Below the sun to the left and right are two cresent moons.|
|The Seeker||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts a figure fanning a deck of cards so closely before its eyes that it can see nothing else. Infront of the figure a cliff looms.|
|The Shadow||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts a dark shadow looking upward while shattering fetters what bind its wrists and ankles. A procession of shackled slaves walks nearby, heads down.|
|The Shattered Moon||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts an anguished cresent moon breaking into pieces over a wasteland of flames and ruins.|
|The Warrior||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts an armed and armored figure in the midst of a sea of lesser opponents. In one hand the warrior holds a sword, and the other is raised in an arcane gesture of spellcrafting.|
|Those Who Are Called||A greater trump of the Dereth Tarot, this card depicts a Human, a Lugian, and a Tumerok confronting one another. Each holds out a hand in greeting.|
Find a card that suits you then return to The Fortune Teller(16.1N, 28.1E) in Cavendo and hand her the card you have selected to set your character's Significator card and enable Card Melding, you are also given a Book of Destiny which gives you a overview for melding.
The Fortune Teller tells you,
"So, you have chosen a <cardtype>. There... I have attuned it for your use. Experiment with its power, and seek your fate in the revealed patterns of destiny. You will find that certain card combinations which work well for you may not be so effective for others. Only through trial and error can the Seeker follow the Way of Fortune. Here, take these notes I have prepared, they will guide your initial attempts to make use of the power of the cards. Know, however, that I am but a humble apprentice, and the cards hold more secrets than ever I have discovered."
The Fortune Teller tells you,
"<cardtype> signifies the <carddiscription>"
|Book of Destiny|
The Book of Destiny says:
The Fortune Teller's Notes
The cards conceal many secrets. I cannot claim to have learned more than a fraction of them myself; this pamphlet contains a few of my discoveries.
The Dereth Tarot consists of two kinds of cards: Lesser Trumps and Greater Trumps. The Lesser Trumps are similar to the familiar playing cards used in various games, consisting of 14 ranks in 4 suits, namely the Ace through King of Swords, Skulls, Scepters and Drums. The Greater Trumps are not in any suit, and each has its own title and description.It is said that in the past there were many more trumps extant, but only twelve are currently known.
Greater Trumps may be combined together magically to form melds. Only a few combinations of Greater Trumps in the many millions of possibilities can be combined in this manner, and short of trying them all, there is no way of knowing how many valid combinations exist. Many Seekers keep their discoveries secret, but I will break the seal of silence to give a simple example: the trumps called 'The Living Moon' and the 'Shattered Moon' may be combined to form a simple meld known as 'Twin Moons.' It is said that the more trumps which are combined to form a meld, the greater the power.
Once a meld is formed, it may not be broken apart. The Greater Trumps involved in the meld are lost forever for other purposes. In fact, melds are so magically charged that they may not even be traded from one Seeker to another; a meld is an expression of personal spiritual power that will forever be attuned to the maker.Melds may be used to transform ordinary Lesser Trumps into powerful tokens called Fate Cards. Some Fate Cards can convey their power to items such as arms and armor, and other Fate Cards provide a magical benefit to any who cares to meditate on their mysteries.
I should warn you, however, that a path once walked cannot be trod again. Each meld will only advance your spiritual quest for knowledge once, so it would be wasteful of the precious trumps to form multiple melds of the same type.The interaction between melds and Lesser Trumps is a mystery in and of itself. The Fate Card which results from the application of a meld to a Lesser Trump is to some extent determined by the meld, to some extent determined by the Lesser Trump, and to some extent, apparently, by the individual psyche of the Seeker performing the magical operation. While I cannot claim to have a complete understanding of this mystery, I will say this: Many Fate Cards are determined in some manner by the suit of the Lesser Trump in combination with the meld. Fate Card power seems to vary widely from one operation to another. It is my belief that the rank of the Lesser Trump plays an important part in determining the power of the resultant Fate Card.
Look forward to a Guide for known Tarot Melds soon here at ac2hero.com
Walkthrough by: David/Skinlab