Requiem for a Brain
|Requiem for a Brain|
|Section||The Desolation Quests|
|Given by|| Infantryman Hareh |
in The Sulfurous Wastes
|Preceded by||A Deal's a Deal|
|Followed by||Raising an Army|
Help Infantryman Hareh retrieve an ancient book of knowledge.
 Quest information
- Travel to the ancient temple in the Sulfurous Wastes.
- Retrieve the ancient tome of knowledge.
- Return to Infantryman Hareh with the ancient tome.
- See Infantryman Hareh for your reward.
After you have accepted the quest, make your way to the monolith temple in the southwestern part of the map. There you have to fight a few Margonite groups and you can claim the Ancient Tome of Knowledge. The tome itself is actually lying on the ground at the temple entrance. On your way back, along the path leading out of the southwestern corner, two more Margonite groups will spawn in an attempt to stop you from leaving; but since your party is inside Junundu, they should pose little threat.
 Initial dialogue
- "Braaiiiins! It's all about brains around here! Just because I'm not a scholar I can't be a commanding officer! Everyone's always giving me orders, telling me what to do... And of course, when the plan goes to hell, it's always blamed on the lowly peons like me. If only I was smarter I could convince someone to give me a chance... then things would go better around here. Maybe you could go to the old temple in the Sulfurous Wastes and get me an ancient tome of knowledge! I bet if I spent a few days reading over it, I'd have all the brains I need."
 Reward dialogue
- "Wow, you got it! Thanks so much. Now I can finally become the officer I was meant to be instead of just a lowly gentleman! And to think, dad said I'd never amount to anything. I sure showed him! That tome looks pretty thick, though.... I hope there aren't too many big words in there."
- Infrantryman Hareh is in a blocked area to the north, which requires you to smash a pillar with Junundu Smash to gain access (see the notes section of the Sulfurous Wastes).
- This quest is popularly used in conjunction with A Show of Force to farm points for both the Sunspear rank and the Lightbringer rank (see Guide to farming Lightbringer promotion points for details).
- The quests Temple of the Monoliths and A Show of Force conclude in the same area; consider doing one of them at the same time as this quest.
- There is a Treasure Chest inside the temple.