Roving Elves

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Roving Elves (#70)
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Released 7 February 2005 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest series Elf
Official difficulty Experienced
Lead developer(s) Dylan C

Roving Elves is a sequel to the Waterfall Quest and Regicide. It revolves around consecrating the tomb of King Baxtorian on behalf of his and Glarial's grandson Islwyn.

Details[edit | edit source]

Start pointQuest point icon.png Talk to Islwyn inside the elven woods.
Official difficultyExperienced
DescriptionDeep in the elven forests of Isafdar, live a duo of roving elves: Islwyn a grumpy, old elf who dislikes humans and his companion, Eluned, who is a beautiful, friendly, young female elf with a kind heart. In this quest, you are challenged to overcome Islwyn's prejudice against humans and alleviate the burdens of the past.
Official lengthShort
Items required
Enemies to defeat
Ironman concerns
Ultimate ironman chat badge.png You must briefly visit Glarial's Tomb which has significant item restrictions. Items dropped outside the tomb may be picked back up in time.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Map of Isafdar.
Islwyn chathead.png

Talk to Islwyn to start the quest. He will be found with his companion Eluned in one of three locations in Isafdar. Refer to the map for the possible locations and routes towards them. Head towards any of these spots; if he isn't there, switch to another world until you find him. These elven woods may be reached by travelling with a charter ship (Port Tyras), using an Iorwerth camp teleport or by traversing through the Underground Pass.

Note that travelling through Isafdar can be rather dangerous due to the vast amount of traps, that deal up to 15 damage at once and may apply poison. Food and antipoison are recommended.

Starting out[edit | edit source]

After the events of Regicide, the player decides to help the rebelling elves, led by Arianwyn, against Lord Iorwerth's apparent scheme to take over Camelot. Arianwyn sent out scouts, Islwyn and Eluned, to guide you to their holdout. However, Islwyn seemingly distrusts any human and will not assist you, as it was an act of humans that led to his grandmother's death. He will mention that his grandmother was Glarial, whose remains you have moved from her tomb to the Waterfall Dungeon during the Waterfall Quest. He will be surprised and relieved upon hearing this, as he believes this to be the perfect resting place for her.

Islwyn changes his mind and will help you, on the condition you complete the ritual of burying her. Speak with Eluned to learn about this ritual. She will tell you to retrieve the consecration seed from her previous resting place. Talk to Eluned before leaving for the tomb or you will not be able to retrieve the seed.

You will require Glarial's pebble to enter the tomb. If you have lost this, speak with Golrie in the Tree Gnome Village dungeon to obtain another.

The consecration seed[edit | edit source]

Having talked with Eluned, head towards Glarial's Tomb, and use the pebble to enter it. Note that there will be many restrictions to entering the tomb.

Fighting the Moss Guardian.

You will need to kill any level-84 Moss Guardian to retrieve the consecration seed. Because of the restrictions towards entering the tomb, you will have to fight it using unarmed melee. Prayer, food and potions may be used and it is advised to do so. The ring of recoil will also prove effective. You can wield the event rpg to increase your attack speed, as it isn't restricted. It is also possible to flinch it by standing directly south of the south-eastern pillar when fighting the Moss Guardian directly west of the entrance.

Take the consecration seed back to Eluned, who has possibly moved to another of the three locations shown on the map. She will enchant the seed by casting a silent spell on it. If you lose the seed after this point, you may return to her for a new one.

Through the waterfall[edit | edit source]

Items needed: Rope, Spade, Key (found in the Waterfall Dungeon) and the enchanted consecration seed.

Travel to the Waterfall Dungeon with all the required items. Similar to how you entered it during the Waterfall Quest, board the raft in the middle of the lake above the Baxtorian Falls. It will crash just before the waterfall. Then, use the rope on the rock to the south, followed by the dead tree hanging on the edge. You will then find yourself in front of the dungeon entrance.

Inside the dungeon, search the northernmost crates in the eastern room to find a key. With this key, open the locked doors in the western rooms, and proceed to room with the Chalice of Eternity. Bury the seed anywhere next to the chalice to complete the ritual, to lay Glarial's spirit to rest.

The player plants the consecration seed, with a crystal tree growing afterwards.

Ending[edit | edit source]

Head back to Islwyn to claim your reward. You will be given a choice between a free, but partly used, crystal shield or crystal bow. Both can be bought later from him, respectively for 750,000 and 900,000 coins. These items have charges that deplete when using them, after which they will become unusable until recharged by Ilfeen, for a varying cost.

You will need the crystal bow for the Hard Western Provinces Diary. Therefore, in addition to its higher cost, it is advised to take the bow.

Before leaving, you may speak to Eluned to start Mourning's End Part I, if the requirements are met. During conversation with Islwyn however, he and Eluned may have moved to another of the three locations again; you can switch worlds to find them again. Starting this quest is highly recommended as it will grant you a charged teleport crystal, that offers teleports towards Arianwyn.

Congratulations! Quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Completion of Roving Elves is required for the following:

Transcript[edit | edit source]

This article on a quest has an associated dialogue page.
Click here for a transcript of possible conversations encountered throughout the quest.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The dialogue option for choosing the crystal shield as a quest reward is "I don't like running and hiding behind mushrooms. Give me the shield!". This refers to how the Tyras guard can be safespotted in Regicide.