Lost for Words

Mission Name Lost for Words
Number 2-1
Start NPC Any Windurst Gate Guard
Requirements Sufficient Rank Points
Level 20+
Items Needed Key ItemLapis Monocle
Key ItemLapis Coral
Key ItemHideout Key
Reward Rank points
Trust: Semih Lafihna
Repeatable No
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  • This mission cannot be skipped.
  • The mission will not be available until after you amass a certain number of Rank Points obtained by trading stacks of crystals of any type to any of the War Warlocks (character with the initials W.W. after their name) located at the city gates.
    • Trading 1 earth (or similar) crystals (not a stack, just 1) will unlock this mission.
    • Trading 12 crystals will cap your rank points for Rank 2.

The Maze[edit]

Maze of Shakhrami Upper
Maze of Shakhrami Lower
  • Once inside, go to G-6 on the upper map and take the right tunnel to get to lower map.
    • There are several aggressive mobs on the way, Goblins which detect by sight and Maze Scorpions and Ghouls which detect by sound. Once in fossil room, the active mobs all detect on sound only. You'll need to cancel your Invisible to examine the Fossil Rock, but you can keep Sneak.
  • Head to H-5 on the lower map
  • There are four Fossil Rocks in this room. There are also two Fossil Rocks in the large room on the same map at I-8.
    • Locations (All second/lower map): G-5, H-4, 2x H-5, F-8, 2x I-8
  • Examine a Fossil Rock and get Key ItemLapis Coral.
    • There are 5 Fossil Rocks to examine, one will give you the Lapis Coral.
    • FYI Only: Ichorous Ire is spawned by clicking on the Fossil Rock at (F-8) in Maze of Shakhrami second map. There is no need to kill this NM for this mission.

Horutoto Ruins[edit]

Lily Tower
Beetle's Burrow
Note: It is recommended that you do Making Headlines in conjunction with this mission.
  • Head to the Lily Tower in East Sarutabaruta at J-7.
    • There is a Survival Guide located here.
  • Go to the southwest corner of the ring-shaped room at G-9 and into the room with the Ancient Magical Gizmo. There is a cracked wall there; go through the cracked wall.
  • Walking through the cracked wall will take you to a new map of Beetle's Burrow at K-9
  • You will want sneak and invisible at this point. The monsters here are in the upper 80s and the Goblins and Skeletons will aggro even at 99. The other enemies never aggro.
  • Head to G-8 (this area is not marked on your in-game map; see the Inner Horutoto Ruins map).
    • Go West from K-9 and take the path north and follow the western wall.
    • At I-9, take the West tunnel at the 3-way intersection. Follow the tunnel Northwest - again, follow the western wall to avoid the skeletons.
    • It's recommended to actually enter through the cracked wall at (G-9) as it's safer and does not require Sneak or Invisible. After entering, go north in the large room, then follow the path straight ahead. Eventually you'll make it to the Mahogany Door.
  • Enter the Mahogany Door at (G-8) inside Beetle's Burrow.
  • After the cut scene, head to the House of the Hero in Windurst Walls (G-3) (Home Point #1) and click on the front door. After the cut scene, go back to Tosuka-Porika in Windurst Waters North (G-8) (Home Point #1), Optistery to finish the mission.

Game Description

Mission Orders
There are reports that the Cat Burglar has her paws on a "Book of the Gods," a restricted book that was lost twenty years ago. Assist the Opistery in investigating the reports, and attempt to retrieve the priceless, but dangerous, tome.
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