Quest:Instance: The Story of a Strange Stone

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Instance: The Story of a Strange Stone
Level 85
Type Solo
Starts with Iothete
Starts at Iothete's Hideaway
Start Region Wildermore
Map Ref [36.9S, 67.4W]
Quest Chain Wildermore: Whitshaws
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

The fragment of stone you recovered from Iothete's home has a story behind it, and you are ready to hear it.

Background

The fragment of stone you recovered from Iothete's home has a story behind it, and you are ready to hear it.

Objective 1

Iothete is in his hut in the Whitshaws.

You should speak with Iothete.

Iothete: 'These lands were woods so fair...
'I will tell you everything I remember, <name>. You will wish me dead when you hear what I did to Wildermore.'

Objective 2

  • Listen to Iothete's tale

Iothete is in the woods of the Whitshaws.

You should speak with Iothete and listen to his memory of a fateful day.

Iothete says, "If you wish to know how I came by the stone, I will tell you."
Iothete says, "It was a year ago or so, and it was a fine green day."
Iothete says, "I walked often when it was warmer, for the woods were fair and hale..."

Objective 3

  • Follow Iothete

Iothete is in the woods in the northern Whitshaws.

You should speak with Iothete.

Iothete: Iothete's voice paints a picture in your mind of his walk on the fateful day a year or so ago.
The woods of the Whitshaws feel very different than the bare white tines protruding from the snow today.
Iothete remembers walking in the green woods of the Whitshaws
Iothete says, "Is that a fellow wanderer I see ahead?"
Iothete says, "Hail, traveller!"
Iothete says, "What is your errand, my good fellow?"
Old Wanderer says, "Are you from this land? Pray answer."
Iothete says, "Why... yes I am. Can I --"
Old Wanderer says, "I am weary. You will invite me to your home, to discuss many things."
Iothete says, "I... I see that you are weary, sir."
Iothete says, "Won't you come and sit at my home? Dunfast is not far."

Objective 4

  • Talk to Iothete

Iothete is in the woods in the northern Whitshaws.

You should speak with Iothete.

Iothete: 'Yes... do come rest at my home. We can discuss whatever you'd like.'

Objective 5

  • Listen to Iothete's memory

You should follow Iothete's memory into his home in Dunfast.

Iothete remembers sitting for a long while with the old wanderer
Old Wanderer says, "Tell me: who is the leader of these lands?"
Iothete says, "Why, that would be Gárwig, Reeve of Wildermore..."
Old Wanderer says, "How old is he? Is he strong? Hale?"
Iothete says, "His line is strong, but he is no longer young."
Old Wanderer says, "Indeed? And who will succeed him?"
Iothete says, "Our Reeve has many fine sons! Gárnoth, Gárferth, Edsig, Cúthbald, Gársig..."
Iothete says, "...and there is also Thrymm Red-beard, the hero of Wildermore!"
Iothete says, "He is like a son to Gárwig. None can best him in battle."
Old Wanderer says, "Is that so?"
Old Wanderer says, "Now tell me: what strongholds have you in this land?"
Iothete: 'He wanted to know everything about Wildermore. I do not know why...'
Old Wanderer says, "I thank you for your time and hospitality."
Old Wanderer says, "This has been most... informative."
Old Wanderer says, "I leave you with this gift, so that you may remember your service to an old wanderer."
Iothete: 'And that was when he placed the stone exactly where you found it. The cold came instantly! I was so afraid...'

Objective 6

  • Talk to Iothete

You should follow Iothete's memory into his home in Dunfast.

Iothete: Iothete concludes his tale:
'The memory is strange, foggy, unsettling. I do not feel like I was there -- merely looking on from a distance while I spoke too much of things that do not concern strangers. I told my neighbors, but they dismissed me as being mad. The stone terrified me. It made me cold.
'So I left.
'Now it is cold everywhere, and it is my fault.'
'And now you see what the stone has wrought? The cold came over our lands not long ago, and it was as unnatural as this stone that froze my home a year ago. Is it my fault? Is it because I told him so much?'
Completed:
Instance: The Story of a Strange Stone