A New Guide

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A New Guide
Section The Desolation Quests
Campaign Nightfall
Given by Curator Ruras
in Poisoned Outcrops
(The Desolation)
Preceded by Wayward Guide
Followed by Getting Even
Type Secondary quest
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Help Curator Ruras prove The Desolation was once an ocean by finding ancient artifacts.

Quest information[edit]


  • Help Curator Ruras unearth a fossil for his "Tyrian Investors."
  • Bring the fossilized shellfish to Curator Ruras.
  • Escort Curator Ruras back to the Lair of the Forgotten.
  • See Curator Ruras for your reward



Find a Pile of Rocks that contains the fossil that Curator Ruras needs. After that, escort Ruras back to the Lair of the Forgotten. He does not join as an ally so there is no need to worry about him getting attacked.




Initial dialogue[edit]

Curator Ruras
"<Character name>, you seem like someone who gets around, and since my previous guide is incompetent, perhaps you can help me. I am looking for rare artifacts, perhaps something that would prove this arid place was once a deep sea. I have serious backing from my investors in Rin, so I shall make it worth the effort. Will you lend your assistance?"
Yes Accept: "Digging in the dirt? Sounds adventurous..."
No Decline: "Who knows? In 1,000 years, even you may be worth something."
Ask Ask: "Have you found any fossils yet?"

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Pile of Rocks
Fossilized Shellfish acquired.
Curator Ruras
"Ah yes, this should do quite well. I would be happy to give you your reward now, but after my previous problems I have learned my lesson. I shall not pay you until after you have finished your work. Help me get to the Lair of the Forgotten, and you shall have your pay."

Reward dialogue[edit]

Curator Ruras
"Thank you for your assistance. It is such a relief to work with someone competent after being surrounded by fools for so long. If you can believe this...Some of them had the audacity to suggest we were all dead! Ha! Do I look like a ghost to you? Anyhow, here is the reward that was promised you."