The Keeper of Tomes

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The Keeper of Tomes
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NPC Info
Location(s): Bastion of the Order
Service(s): -
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Faction: Order of Death's Vigil
Gives Quest(s): The Sacred Ashes, Service Beyond Death, The Search for Uroboruuk

The Keeper of Tomes is an NPC located in the Bastion of the Order and the de-facto leader of the Order of Death's Vigil. She gives the quest The Sacred Ashes after completing A Catalyst, and later offers the quests Service Beyond Death and The Search for Uroboruuk when the player reaches Respected and Honored faction standing respectively.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

(When talked to before completing the prerequisites for The Sacred Ashes)
The Keeper of Tomes
Another one joins our ranks. It is always a pleasure to welcome an open-minded individual.

Make yourself at home.
Dialogue icon more.png I have some questions.

If I know the answer, you shall have it.
Dialogue icon more.png What can you tell me about the Order's history?
The order was founded 313 years ago by our immortal master, Uroboruuk, in order to preserve knowledge and pursue the study of necromancy. Before the Order, necromancy was nearly lost to the world, an art persecuted to near extinction.
You may have heard of the curse of Arkovia. That was our master's retribution for the systematic elimination of necromancers. Following the Arkovian tragedy, Uroboruuk wandered the world in seclusion for many centuries.
Dialogue icon more.png Continue
He resurfaced a little over three centuries ago, swearing to restore the art of necromancy and to engrain the pursuit of knowledge and life's mysteries into a new generation.
Today, the Order is comprised primarily of arcanists and occultists disillusioned and persecuted by Erulan society, though we do welcome those who do not have the arcane gift. Uroboruuk's teachings encourage tolerance and understanding after all.
Dialogue icon more.png Who was Uroboruuk?
Tales of Uroboruuk have existed for centuries. None know for sure in what distant time and place he was born, or if Uroboruuk is even his original name. What we do know is that Uroboruuk was central to the tales of Arkovia's downfall, many centuries ago.
Under decree of the Arkovian Oligarchs, all suspected practitioners of the necromantic art were to be taken to the Steps of Torment, a vile prison where doomed men were left to rot in the darkness of the depths of the earth.
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Uroboruuk, who then had a powerful following in Arkovia, was betrayed and handed over to the Arkovian torturers. However, he was not like any man they had ever met. It seemed Uroboruuk could not die. His skin would not burn and his wounds would not bleed.
Unsurprisingly, this drew the attention of the oligarchs, who craved such power for themselves. Under their command, Uroboruuk was subjected to the most brutal and imaginative forms of torture ever conceived.
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His immortality had worked against him.
Ultimately, our master agreed to their demands and offered to perform the ritual which would make the oligarchs immortal. The oligarchs had assumed his will broken and greedily accepted. Indeed, Uroboruuk granted the people of Arkovia the immortality they so craved, but it came in the form of a devious curse.
They still suffered from the ravages of time, but the merciful release of death would not come.
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They became trapped within their physical forms, even as their bodies disintegrated and turned to dust. The remnants of the once great Arkovian Empire still roam the world as mindless ghouls and tortured spirits.
Centuries later, Uroboruuk would create the Order of Death's Vigil, so that our knowledge would never again the threatened by the ignorant. He taught several generations of our people before mysteriously leaving us in the middle of the night, a few years before the Grim Dawn struck.
Dialogue icon more.png Your master left you? (Leads to a later option)
Dialogue icon more.png I have another question. (Leads back to the multiple choices)
Dialogue icon end.png He was a fascinating man.
Dialogue icon more.png I have another question. (Leads back to the multiple choices)
Dialogue icon end.png What a curious tale.
Dialogue icon more.png What is your role as Keeper?
I maintain our records and library, ensuring that none of our knowledge is lost.
In the absence of our master, I also serve as the Order's leader and First of the inner circle.
Dialogue icon more.png Your master left you?
Yes, we do not know why or where. Perhaps he had ascended, his time on Cairn concluded. I believe that he is still out there though, traveling the world in search of enlightenment.
Dialogue icon more.png Has anyone gone out after him?
Yes, of course. Many had left to search for our master, but none have returned with even a hint of his presence.
It has become tradition for young acolytes to set out into the world in search of Uroboruuk for a year. They return wizened by their travels, but no closer to uncovering the truth of our master's disappearance.
Dialogue icon more.png I have another question. (Leads back to the multiple choices)
Dialogue icon end.png Perhaps we will find him someday.
Dialogue icon more.png I have another question. (Leads back to the multiple choices)
Dialogue icon end.png It is a mystery then.
Dialogue icon more.png I have another question. (Leads back to the multiple choices)
Dialogue icon end.png I see.
Dialogue icon more.png What are the Order's goals?
To master death and embrace all that it teaches us. To preserve knowledge, no matter how dangerous, and to maintain a balance in the world.
That is what Uroboruuk taught us.
Dialogue icon more.png Who was Uroboruuk? (Leads to a previous option)
Dialogue icon more.png I have another question. (Leads back to the multiple choices)
Dialogue icon end.png I see.
Dialogue icon more.png What can you tell me about Kymon's Chosen?
They are zealous followers of a false prophet and a nonexistant god. Anyone that stands against them is a heretic and marked for extermination under the guise of preparing Cairn for their New Dawn.
The Chosen are everything we despise in this world, intolerant, zealous and afraid of the truth. We relish the opportunity to wipe them out before they can cause more harm.
Dialogue icon more.png I have another question. (Leads back to the multiple choices)
Dialogue icon end.png I see.
Dialogue icon end.png Nevermind.

Dialogue icon end.png Goodbye.


(When talked to after finishing Service Beyond Death before meeting the requirements of The Search for Uroboruuk)
The Keeper of Tomes
You have served the Order well, but there are things I cannot entrust you with yet.

Come back to me when you've proven your loyalty without a shadow of a doubt.
Dialogue icon more.png What can I do to prove myself?

Vanquish our foes, the Chosen of Kymon, or the Aetherials which mock our powers.
You could check with the Bounty Table in case any of our Order have tasks they require assistance in.
Dialogue icon end.png Ok, I will.

Dialogue icon more.png What of Malkadarr?

Malkadarr shall continue his duties within the first circle, passing on his knowledge to his students.
When it is demanded of him, he shall wage war against our enemies. It is his eternal charge to defend the Order and its knowledge.
Dialogue icon more.png Malkadarr has to serve you?
His continued existence is tied to my will. For as long as I demand it, he shall serve his duties.
Dialogue icon more.png That seems wrong. (See Service Beyond Death for the rest)
Dialogue icon end.png I suppose that makes sense.

Dialogue icon end.png Alright.