|Aliases||Mysterious Ornate Chest Quest|
July 17, 2013
This quest has no legend.
Deeplings, Wigglers, Instable Breach Broods, Instable Sparkions, Clomps, Ogre Shamans, Ogre Brutes, Ogre Savages, Iron Servant Replicas, Golden Servant Replicas, Diamond Servant Replicas, An Observer Eye, Lava Lurkers, Glooth Anemones, Glooth Golems, Devourers, Rustheap Golems, Humongous Fungus, Hideous Fungus, Ghosts of Planegazers, Reflection of a Mage, Reflection of Mawhawk, Reflection of Obujos, Last Planegazer and more.
This quest has been slowly implemented in the course of several updates. Hence, even though it was initially released in Updates/10.1, parts of it are still being released. Currently, the latest known content related to it was released in the Winter Update 2017.
- Access to Gnomebase Alpha (rank 2 of Bigfoot's Burden Quest)
- At least stage 2 of the Deeplings World Change opened on your server
To the west is a walled chamber with no visible entrance. To open it, use/light the northern torch bearer (I) and then use the southern torch bearer (II).
Note: the door may close while you are inside. To open from the inside, use the southern torch bearer again (II).
You now must go all around Tibia and find strange symbols engraved in certain places. Once found, use the Opticording Sphere at the spot. The engravings must be decoded using binary to ASCII text conversion in order to reveal their true message. If you stand on the correct spot when using the sphere a message will appear: "Suddenly, the opticording sphere emits an extremely bright light. It seems something inside the sphere has changed.". If you are on the wrong spot the following message appears instead: "Nothing happens except... no, absolutely nothing is happening at all."
The following is all the data you will need (the order in which you go to these locations doesn't matter):
- Venore - Zathroth
- Walk to here (approx), use sphere (Strange Symbols (Venore I) are on the roof of the Prison and Garrison).
- Walk to here (approx), use sphere (Strange Symbols (Venore II) are on the roof of Paupers Palace).
- Walk to here (approx), use sphere (Strange Symbols (Venore III) are on the roof of Crunor's Finest Warehouse).
- Gnomebase - Ferumbras
- Gray Island - Qjell
- Ab'Dendriel - Garsharak
- Ankrahmun - Zoralurk
The translation of the symbols to visions is as follows.
The first strange symbols tile contains the following binary code:
01010110 01100101 01101110 01101111 01110010 01100101
Every sequence of 8 bits can be translated to a text symbol in the UTF-8 character set, e.g. using this website which results in the text: Venore.
The second strange symbols tile contains the following binary code:
00110000 01100011 00110000 00110100 00110001 01100001 00110000 00110111
Every sequence of 8 bits can be translated to a text symbol in the UTF-8 character set, e.g. using this website which results in the text: 0c041a07, which is still in hexadecimal format.
The third strange symbols tile contains the following binary code:
00110000 00110000 00110000 01100001 00110010 00110010 00110000 01100100
Every sequence of 8 bits can be translated to a text symbol in the UTF-8 character set, e.g. using this website which results in the text: 000a220d, which is still in hexadecimal format.
If you take the hexadecimal result from the second and third tile and put a space after every second character you get the following hexadecimal sequence of characters: 0c 04 1a 07 00 0a 22 0d. Converting every hexadecimal character to binary results in:
0c = 00001100 04 = 00000100 1a = 00011010 07 = 00000111 00 = 00000000 0a = 00001010 22 = 00100010 0d = 00001101
The next step consists in applying XOR to the 8 sequences above, using the corresponding line of the Venore sequences as the key. Since Venore only has 6 letters, you need to use the first 2 sequences for the 7th and 8th sequences of the encrypted word:
00001100 XOR 01010110 (V) = 01011010 00000100 XOR 01100101 (e) = 01100001 00011010 XOR 01101110 (n) = 01110100 00000111 XOR 01101111 (o) = 01101000 00000000 XOR 01110010 (r) = 01110010 00001010 XOR 01100101 (e) = 01101111 00100010 XOR 01010110 (V) = 01110100 00001101 XOR 01100101 (e) = 01101000
The Strange Symbols (Mushroom Gardens) contains the following binary code:
01010010 01011010 01010001 01000001 01001100 01010100 01010001 01000100 01000101
Every sequence of 8 bits can be translated to a text symbol in the UTF-8 character set, e.g. using this website which results in the text: RZQALTQDE. Replacing each letter with the one following it in the alphabet (A becomes B, B becomes C and so forth) one obtains: SARBMUREF. By reversing the result one obtains: FERUMBRAS, which is Ferumbras.
There is some tile which contains the following binary code:
01010001 01001010 00101101 00101000 00101000
The message is hidden on a Strangely Shaped Menhir at Ab'Dendriel's temple, here. The fact that there is a message hidden here is described in Tassondis's Discoveries (Book), which is located at Oramond's Forge.
In order to decode this, you must take a screenshot of the while having the Antialising graphics setting disabled on the client, 100% ambient light and no light source equipped. Casting Great Light is recommended. Paste this screenshot on Paint Brush and look for some isolated gray pixels with a different color. Then, use the color picker to select this color and set the second color on paint brush to a very strong color, e.g. yellow. Select the eraser and right-click and drag the cursor the image. If you done everything correctly, the code should be much easier to visualize in the color you picked, like the image shown here. These dots, in binary, correspond to
01000111 01100001 01110010 01110011 01101000 01100001 01110010 01100001 01101011
Translating into text in the UTF-8 character-set results in Garsharak.
There are Hieroglyphs which contain the following binary code:
01011010 01001111 01010010 01000001 01001100 01010101 01010010 01001011
Five Walls of Testimony
Say to the NPC (the order may differ depending on the order in which you acquired visions):
- hi - Zoralurk
- hi - Ferumbras
- hi - Garsharak
- hi - Zathroth
- hi - QJ-((
You will now be asked the meaning of the five walls of testimony. Leave the room (light the torches and use the torch west of the chest if you get trapped) and travel to the Dwarf Mines in the surface west of Kazordoon. Go down into the southern mine entrance, here, then follow the path to the right and go down the hole, as if you were going to the Sunken Mines. Walk south into the flooded tunnels, then continue east until you find another room with a blocked entrance.
In order to enter the room, you must walk the tiles in a specific order. Walk diagonally by using the keypad or dragging your character.
Note: If the door closes while you are inside, use the torch bearer south of the Chalk Board to open it again.
Inside the room you will find Opticorder Forge (NPC) and a Strangely Shaped Block to the east. Again, to obtain the keywords, it was necessary to convert binary symbols visible on the two walls of the block to ASCII text. The method to decode this is the same used on the Strangely Shaped Menhir in Ab'Dendriel's temple, explained above.
These dots, in binary, correspond to
01101001 01110011 01101111 01101100 01100001 01110100 01100101 01100100 01100011 01110010 01100001 01100100 01101100 01100101
Translating into UTF-8 characters you'll get isolated cradle, which is the keyword you must say to the NPC. After doing so, use the Opticorder Forge object.
You may then travel back to the Ab'Dendriel Forge and tell the keyword marionettes to Mysterious Ornate Chest (NPC) (this comes from the text shown when you use the sphere after gathering all visions: The sphere shows a faint glow. You seem to recognise several words: ‘Manipulated from above, dancing on a string.’). Doing this will unlock the chest and allow you to use it. Note: You might have to use the chest first for it to sync properly before speaking to the NPC.
You will receive a Mysterious Metal Egg. This egg can be opened to reveal an Opticompass Sphere and a Rolled-up Parchment. If you use the Opticompass Sphere you will receive the message The needle spins inside the compass.
Wrecked Opticorder Forge
- Frozen Lightning
- Plasmatic Lightning
- Plasma Pearls
- Crystal Bone
- Sparkion Tail
- Sparkion Legs
- Sparkion Claw
- Sparkion Stings
Throw any of those items on the strange stone and a Hole will appear. Go down the hole, here. You will see a Wrecked Opticorder Forge, click on it to obtain a Broken Opticording Sphere (A broken opticording sphere lies just beneath the forge. Apart from a shattered shell, its mechanisms are in perfect condition.). Use the Broken Opticording Sphere on your Opticording Sphere to obtain a Complete Opticording Sphere (do it right away because the Broken Opticording Sphere disappears after one minute).
A message will appear: "The Key mechanism from the broken device is still in perfect condition and completes your opticording sphere."
Opticompass Sphere Part II
Now you have to travel to Krailos, where using the sphere will lead you east from town, to a place with dragon bones. Use a pick on the tile north of the Pile of Bones, here to go into a small cave. The northwest area contains a color puzzle and a corridor behind a stone door. If you remove all light-emitting objects on your character you will see the tiles change colours (Blue - Red - Yellow) as you step on them. Also, in the minimap you will see a certain black dots and lines in a hallway, which is, again, binary code.
The binary code from the Rolled-up Parchment in the egg is °°°°°'''''°'''°° = 0000011111011100 = 2012 in decimal.
The binary code from the minimap (as shown to the right) in the cave is: 00001011 and 00001111 = 11 and 15 in decimal.
Based on this, we have a date: 15/11/12.
Check the Tibia news archive for this date and you should find a teaser concerned with the latest revamp of Venore. Open the first animated gif image you come across and you should notice a flashing frame that is very hard to see. Once you manage to freeze that frame, it will show a 5x5 color pattern made with blue, red, and yellow flowers. This is the answer to the color puzzle. The easiest way is to start at the south and then work to the north. Remember that the tiles have a timer and will be switched into default tiles after waiting for too long, so you got to hurry a bit. When you complete the puzzle will you get teleported into the room ("Before you get a chance to react, you find yourself at the other side of a solid wall in the midst of a dark tunnel."). If you want to enter the room again after exiting, you don't have to do the entire puzzle again: just use the Stone Wall (Draft) that is adjacent to the hallway.
Once inside you will find an Opticorder Analyser. Click on the Analyser, having in your Backpack the Complete Opticording Sphere. You will recieve the message "The device fits. A lock clicks, the strange thing starts rumbling and then grinds to a halt faster than you can say 'magic'." and the Analyser would turn into Opticorder Analyser (Activated).
An Observer Eye
Note: You will need a melee weapon during this mission, don't forget to bring one! You should also bring your Opticording Sphere since it's most likely required, even though this was not tested yet.
This part takes place on the Halls of Hope, and can only be done by a team of 2 players. For instructions on how to gain access to the gates, check the Forgotten Knowledge Quest. Go into the Energy Portal and go to the center of the room, here. To pass the wall, you need a password.This password is displayed when the Opticorder Analyser in the Krailos forge is activated. Each one of its frames (with the exception of the last) has a different combination of pins in the up and down position, as shown to the right. Again, these are binary codes, every two frames representing 8 digits that correspond to a character in the UTF-8 character set:
01010000 01001100 01001110 01010011 01010100 01010010 01000100 01010010
In order to get to the next room, you'll need to pull a lever. To reach the lever, one player must enter the door to the west (with the water) and step on the Embedded Emerald floor while the other enters the east door (the control chamber) and steps on the Embedded Topaz floor. In order to move through the platforms, the player in control chamber must make movements on the ornamented floor, including diagonals. The movements made by this player will be reflected on the player on the other side. The platforms will sink and rise randomly, so the player giving the commands must pay attention to their movements. It's possible to stand on a Platform Rising From Water and on a Platform Sinking Into Water, but you'll fall into the water if you step on a Platform Under Water (You slip and fall right into shark infested waters but somehow you manage to escape their razor-sharp teeth. Lucky!). This way, one character must guide the other without letting him fall into the water. If this happens, the character moving on the platforms will be sent outside of the room. You have 5 minutes to do this before being teleported out, but you can try it again as many times as you need.
As soon as the lever is pulled, both players will be teleported to the room with An Observer Eye.
Be careful: An Observer Eye deals a lot of damage and you shouldn't fight it just yet. First, you need to cut the cord that powers it. To do so, move around the room slowly, protecting yourself from the eye using Magic Walls. After reaching the end of the room, use a melee weapon to break the wall. When inside, use the Opticording Analyzer, a sphere will appear on top of it and the cord will be cut. You can now kill An Observer Eye, but do not get close to it since its beam spell hits up to 5000 (a team with 2 knights probably won't be able to kill it in time). Special Summons are also not recommended because they can get close to An Observer Eye, triggering its beam attack.
Dolis - The Last Planegazer
A new Forge room was discovered under the Gnome Deep Hub. You can access it by entering the Gnomus' tasks area and then going to the Lost Ruin, here. There will be one Skull Pillar and one Pillar Vine. Use them once each to be sent to the forge.
Inside the forge, you'll find an Opticorder Rectifier and Blue Spectacles inside a chest just next to it. You can also read about the experiences of one the planegazers in Lone Gatekeeper (Book). When using the Blue Spectacles near the crops, you'll have a glimpse of a ghost.
Go to all other Forges and use the Spectales in them to see their respective ghosts:
- In Ab'Dendriel, here;
- Near the Sunken Mines, here;
- In the Rathleton Sewers, here (go down here, then here);
- On Krailos, here;
After using the Blue Spectacles inside all Forges, go back to the one in the Gnome Deep Hub. You will now be able to use the Opticorder Rectifier and an Energy Gate will appear. Enter it to access the Headquarters of the Planegazers.
The very moment you place the opticorder into the rectifier a beam of light emerges to create a gate directly across the room.
You will find many Ghosts of Planegazers here. They are very hard to kill alone and don't pose much of a threat, so don't bother trying to kill them. They will attack you from a distance but you can keep them away using Fire Bombs and Fire Walls. You now must gather 3 Vocal Keys to be able to enter the Chamber of Reflections. Find the 3 NPCs on the south-east part of the map: Yielothax, Glimpse of Allusion and WOX. You must greet them using the known password PLNSTRDR.
- The Yielothax, will give you a riddle: ...THE THING ... WAS ASKED EIGHT AND SHAPED FIVE WITH HIS MOUTH... THE THING WAS THEN ASKED SIXTEEN AND SHAPED SEVEN... I ASK YOU SEVEN. The answer is the number of characters in the word: eight has five characters, sixteen has seven characters, and seven has five characters as well, which is the answer;
- The Glimpse of Allusion will ask you a series of questions about an Edron traveller. The answers can be found in a room on the northern part of the map, called The Travelling Savant (Book). The correct answers you must say are: Fiehonja, Tin Key and Food Crate.
- Finally, you must talk to WOX using Jekhr, the Deeplings' language. He will ask JEH GOUTHN JARKH. UM DIVIDE J. UT JE JUL KU LH. GONN EN NA? (The surface come in peace. And we let him stay. What are you?). Tell him you are Buhel, a visitor. (This dialog can also be found in a book in the Fiehonja Library).
After talking to the 3 NPCs and gathering their Vocal Keys, you can access the Chamber of Reflections. You can enter the chamber with a team of up to 5 players. Once inside, you have to kill 5 bosses, one by one:
Ab'Dendriel, at Mysterious Ornate Chest (NPC)
- Transcripts missing.
Dwarf Mines, at Opticorder Forge (NPC)
Ab'Dendriel, back to Mysterious Ornate Chest (NPC)
Dolis - The Last Planegazer