Echoes of Eternity
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Lord Halar wants you to take decoded Tracer Orbs into the Repository of Knowledge and use them in the Facsimile event to find whatever secrets the Monastery kept.
The Tracer Orbs contained biological data from beasts throughout Evenor. Lord Halar is hoping to glean as to why the Order of the Silver Codex might have kept such data. Facsimile events may contain the answer.
The Codex Monks attempted to convert biological data into echoes, perhaps to also convert themselves into immortal beings. This might be a clue as to the existence of Remnants. Yet, what possible reason they could have had to perform experiments like this, the Seekers are still uncertain.
- Phase 1
- Complete a Facsimile Event in the Repository of Knowledge
- Phase 2
- Return to Lord Halar in Skylight
Ah, excellent! I'd hoped to continue our research into the Silver Codex's secrets.
So far, the data residing within their Tracer Orbs appears to contain biological readings from various beings, monstrous and otherwise. Quite detailed, I might add.
I was unsure why the monks allocated so many of their resources to cataloging biological readings. My understanding of their Order was that their interests soley resided in researching the Architects.
But I have had a breakthrough! Do you see how they have formatted the data? Ha! The answer was right under my nose. Easily diagnosable, is it not?
Why don't you explain anyway.
Well, my grandaughter has told me I am a wonderful orator. Very well... Evidently, the monks were attempting to re-create the catalogued creatures in some sort of artificial reconstruction!
Like making a living copy?
In function, perhaps. Yet I believe these experiments were likely preliminary work toward some process with much more complexity. Which means, we've work to do yet.
The Orbs reference a chamber deep within the Repository of Knowledge. Bring a decoded Orb to those chambers and pry from it the Silver Codex's secrets!
Oh, and, impart whatever you learn back to me, of course.
Hmm... Most curious. I believe I have formed a somewhat reputable hypothesis regarding the nature of this machine. Return to me and we shall discuss.
Welcome back. Kindly refrain from coming within arms reach of my scientific instruments. You are still suffused with the Gloom, Wayfinder, and I fear my equipment is sensitive to arcane energies.
Now then! The more Facsimile machines you encountered, the more my data readings supported a hunch of mine. But it was the hidden simulation you activated which gave credence to my hypothesis.
The monks were not content with recreating beasts. The nature of the arcanic and biological sequencing suggests, in layman's terms, the Silver Codex monks sought to create copies of themselves.
Why would they copy themselves?
Is the notion of creating intelligent life not a fascinating enough prospect?
There has to be more to it.
Well, yes. I suspect you are correct. How they sought to replicate themselves leads me to believe the monks were experimenting with elongating their own lives. Perhaps, even, researching immortality.
I surmise they were attempting to create what we have come to know as echoes. Though, clearly, they were still in a prototype phase of their research. If this is true...
We may have stumbled upon the origin of the Remnants.
But I am getting ahead of myself once again, and I've not enough evidence to confirm a true correlation between these experiments and the Remnants just yet.
A shame. This will eat at me until the mystery is solved. But, answers such as this will not come quickly. I hope to have more for you in the future. Until then... Be well, my friend.