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The Mausoleum Quest

One of the oldest unsolved quests in Drakkar.

 

This is all the information I have been able to gather with regard to this quest. I have also included various ideas I have had, as well as the ideas of others. All credit goes to the originator(s) of these ideas, in case I fail to mention them.

 

The Scrolls

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The Mausoleums

Nork Town

The flaming braziers within this Mausoleum would indicate Fire is the central Element here.

Pillars cannot be destroyed or Illusioned.

Altar cannot be destroyed or Illusioned.

Your mind is probed when you enter the square. However this only seems to happen when using keyboard commands. If I used mouse movement, the probe was not triggered.

Quitting on the center square will leave you in Nork Town restore spot.

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Beneath Nork Paladin Trainer

I believe this Mausoleum has Earth as it's central element. It is located underground beneath the paladin trainer of Nork.

Notes:

Pillars turn to water when blow up.

Pillars may be Illusioned.

Passwall works on the pillars.

Altar may be illusioned but not blasted.

Passwall does not work on the altar.

Your mind is probed when you enter the square. However this only seems to happen when using keyboard commands. If I used mouse movement, the probe was not triggered.

This Mausoleum will allow any level character, even a merchant level 1 to stand in the center square.

This Mausoleum has a different kind of pillar compared to Nork and Castle Mausoleums. (Graphic Clue?)

This Mausoleum has a center square which is "open ground".

The outer ring of pillars stand on a "gravel road".

When you jump into one of the holes you end up in a small "cave". Oddly, part of the cave is located directly under the center square of this Mausoleum.

Quitting on the center square will leave you in Nork Town restore spot.

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Cloud Gaint Castle

I believe this Mausoleum has Air as it's central element. Fitting as it is located in a Castle in the clouds.

Pillars cannot be destroyed or Illusioned.

Altar cannot be destroyed or Illusioned.

You cannot step on the central square. It will teleport you south 2 squares, allowing you to continue in the direction you were heading.

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The 4th Mausoleum

Location Unknown

I believe this Mausoleum will have water as it's central theme, and therefore it should be located somewhere watery ;-) The search continues!

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***Notes***

There are 3 known Mausoleums.

This "quest" has been in place since the beginning of drakkar.

The quest is "hard coded" into drakkar. I presume this means it is part of the original code of the game.

The following areas should have nothing to do with this quest based on what areas were originally present in Drakkar at the time. Nork -2, Nork -3.5, Maeling, Volcano Town, Frore, Cobrahn, The Fun House, Mjorin (I think), all nork levels from 6 down.

Since your mind gets probed when you step onto 2 of the 3 mausoleum center squares... this should indicate something is being checked for.

I attempted to step on the central sqare of the nork mausoleum with a level 1 merchant... and I am teleported away in the same manner as in the Cloud Giant Mausoleum. Perhaps this means that you "qualify" to step on the other Mausoleums? So therefore there is something we are not, or have not achieved in order to be able to step on the Cloud Giant Mausoleum. I took a merchant to level 6 xp so far. Still cannot step on the square. So apparently only dedicated characters can step there.

I also attempted to step on the central square of the pally trainer mausoleum.this I was able to do.

I doubt the graphics have much impact on the quest, but I'll mention them in case Brad was trying to give us more "hints". Then again, he's as evil as they get so it could all be something to be misleading ;-)

All three Mausoleums have an Altar 1 square north of the central square. These are all "counters" by game definition, which means you can place an item(s) on it. In the graphic representation each of the altars have a runner with a tan background and a red outline. They also each have a cup on them. The Nork Altar has an upright cup. The other two Mausoleums have a cup that is tipped over with liquid spilling out (looks like water). The cups themselves seem to be encrusted with red and green gems. The altars have two snakes facing each other upon them. One of the snakes seems to be sticking his tongue out.

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