Creator: Broud & Guinness Level Range: <160-180> (Lock: 140) Repop Message: More lost souls arrive at the docks, ready to embark on their next journey.
Recently, scholars have been perusing ancient manuscripts unearthed from a series of catacombs found sequestered under The Grand City of Aylor. These manuscripts detail the life of Talisin, the great minstrel, and his epic works of poetry. The poems describe the history of a strange group of of islands, collectively known as Annwn. Explorers, who have been relayed the tales of this place, have already pinpointed Annwn's location.
Unfortunately, any attempts to enter the four sections of Annwn -- Pwyll, Cad Goddeu, Preiddeu, and Harlech -- and return from them alive, have been unsuccessful thus far. It is written that an adventurer who manages to enter, face the trials that each island has to offer, and come back alive, will obtain a satisfying reward. Many have tried and found that the islands of Annwn are their final journey. Scholars fear that Annwn is actually the portal to the afterlife.
As the manuscripts that were discovered are severely damaged, only fragments of the text remain. The sparsely legible writings on the manuscripts reveal mere hints of what awaits a brave adventurer that seeks to find the real story.
The first poem of Talisin seems to describe the island of Pwyll, where an unjust ruler needs to be overthrown in order for the true king to reclaim his rightful rule over the area.
The second poem of Talisin, is about Cad Goddeu, where someone seeks help to animate trees for a battle against the evil lord of Annwn.
The third poem of Talisin, describes the island of Preiddeu, where Talisin himself can be found. He seeks assistance in obtaining a holy artifact.
The fourth and final poem of Talisin, describes the island of Harlech, where a marriage is in the midst of going terribly awry. The people here are in need of someone to help fix the troublesome situation that is brewing.
Who is the adventurer that is wise enough to solve these dilemmas of Annwn? The magic of the islands leaves these trials trapped in time, open and available for anyone who is willing to attempt to solve them.
Level Range : 160 to 180 Goal Difficulty : Medium Goal Recommended at : 170 Goal Converter : Broud & Guinness
Area added on Apr 04, 2014.