Tatty note (Sins of the Father)
|Released||4 June 2020 (Update)|
|Quest item||Sins of the Father|
|Examine||A tatty note found beneath Meiyerditch.|
|High alch||0 coins|
|Low alch||0 coins|
The note itself is written by Minas, a miner (presumably a slave) who was assigned to excavate the caves in the laboratories, and was eventually killed by his fellow miner, Jovan, in a fit of madness after he came into contact with a blood talisman in the ruins leading to the Blood Altar.
Jovan's skeleton, which can be found inside the Blood Altar, can be examined, which states A message carved into the ground next to it reads: 'Minas, I'm sorry.', suggesting he regained his senses before dying inside the altar.
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He stabbed me! He actually stabbed me! And now here I am, bleeding out on the floor. You'd think that living in Morytania I'd have prepared myself for death, but I find the idea of my impending end more terrifying then[sic] I would have ever thought possible. Still, that is not why I write this note. As it's likely that I'll have left this world before I'm found here, this is my only way to explain what happened here.
First, some background. Along with a few of the others, I was recently reassigned to mine out some new caves north of the current laboratories. The vampyres wish to expand their research operations down here and more room is needed. After many weeks of mining, we ended up breaking through into another set of tunnels. Saradomin only knows how long they've been here, but it's clear they are not natural.
Most of the others went back to report what we'd found. Jovan though, being the fool he is, decided he wanted to take a closer look. I should have gone back with the others, but I didn't want to leave him alone. Big mistake. We soon found ourselves in a large chamber full of coffins and gravestones. The same chamber where you'll have likely found this note.
At one end of the chamber, there were some strange ruins giving out a weird light. On the floor before them sat a strange talisman and a dagger. As we got closer, I could swear I heard someone whispering to me. I looked around and saw no one though. I called out to Jovan and told him we should head back. At that point though, something terrible happened. He turned to face me but there was a dark look in his eyes, like his mind wasn't his own anymore. He picked up the talisman and the dagger and walked towards me. Before I could do anything, he stabbed me right in the chest. As he did, he leaned towards me and said, 'this blood will make things right'. As I fell to the floor, I saw him run out of the chamber and head off through the unexplored tunnels.Well, there you have it. Just a little story of how my end finally came for me. If you want my advice, which you probably don't, you should seal this place. There's a darkness here that should remain hidden.