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This is a quest? Not landmarks? I mean what do you do with the totems? How do you start it? -Stien 19:11, 22 August 2006 (BST)

Yeah, you're going to have to spill the beans if you want help. Is there something to do if I go to the totem of my horoscope monster? Hendsch 19:52, 22 August 2006 (BST)

This page is created by Darksatanic. So it means it's a genuine quest. -- LittleHamster 19:56, 22 August 2006 (BST)

Yeah, but I still think Dragon knows more than he's told us. Hendsch 20:16, 22 August 2006 (BST)

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My Story

I went and got more info myself, after waiting a whole hour for a reponse (amazing restraint). I went to the totem of my starsign and got the option to read a curious inscription (30AP):

"You read the inscription. It tells of 24 mighty magical totems built a great race. Each totem is connected to another and those who follow the connections can gain great power!"

Presumably the totems were built by a great race, not that the great race was built by magical totems (you can't expect perfect English in a curious inscription on a magical totem in the middle of nowhere). That's the normal order of things. You become a great race. You leave objects of obscene power lying around. Then primatives come along millions of years later and abuse the objects of power to the point of destroying their civilization.

Anyway, I don't know if the quest is new and all totems say that now (and that's why I didn't get this option yesterday when I visited the worm totem), or if you have to start the quest at the totem of your own starsign. I currently have negative APs so I won't know until tomorrow if there's another option on the totem now that I've read the inscription. Hendsch 21:32, 22 August 2006 (BST)

Trial and Error

Once you spend the 30AP, your totem becomes a glowing totem, and you have the option to rub the totem for 20AP. When you rub the totem you get the following message: You have an hour to connect with the ____ Totem. (In my case, I had an hour to connect with the Salamander totem.) Here's where things get a bit frustrating. Not once, but twice I got to the Salamander totem and had no options to do anything special there. The second time I tried returning to my original totem (Fire Dragon) within the hour but when I got back it just gave me the option to rub it again. Thinking that maybe I satisfied the salamander aspect of the totem, I rubbed again but still got the message to go to Salamander. I'm tapping out for now, after having blown around 200 AP. Anyone else have any ideas? zingus 00:33, 23 August 2006 (BST)

  • Ummmmm scratch that. It appears I was dealing with an error of sorts. More info to come when I try one more time. Zingus 01:22, 23 August 2006 (BST)

I'll piggy back here. I rubbed the Gnu totem (my starsign) and was told I had 15 minutes to get to Lion. When I got to Lion, I was told I needed a 4 Iron to make the connection. So I dashed to the golf course, got my iron, dashed back, and activated the totem (30AP). Reward is +5 AP and now the option to rub the lion totem. Hendsch 13:50, 23 August 2006 (BST)

Is there a time limit there as well, and if you miss it, do you have to rub the last totem first, or the whole chain? -- Thog 01:33, 25 August 2006 (BST)

Do you mean the reward is +5 Max AP?--Solune 01:41, 25 August 2006 (BST)

Once you arrive at the destination totem (within the 15 minutes) you have the option to activate it for 30AP. When you do this, you get a reward of +5 max AP. At that point, the totem becomes a glowing totem, and you have the option to rub that for 20AP to get your next destination. I believe that if you miss one, you don't restart at the beginning. The last totem you activated will become a glowing totem again that you have to rub for 20AP. Zingus 01:59, 25 August 2006 (BST)

It seems to be 50AP to make a connection now. --Dragon 03:24, 30 August 2006 (BST)

When you get to a totem and make the connection, it seems that the next one starts glowing at once, without you needing to rub the one you've just connected it. A couple of times on my totems, I could actually see the next one start glowing, and connected without having to rub the last one. Andrewsi 10:57, 8 March 2007 (GMT)

Sounds like a great AP-saver, except that unless it's within sight, how do you know your next totem? - jmb 21:10, 17 April 2007 (BST)

Problem with Pain

So I was thinking, why is the reward for this quest lower then the reward for the standing stone.

With the standing stones you gained the ability to jump through them. Also with the standing stone you gained 1 minute of an ap regen boost. Along with the 5ap per connection. So whats the deal here?

The standing stone quest items are a lot easier to get, now I know you say the time is set for the standing stones so technically you should get a larger prize, but in this situation the time to get from one totem to another is also timed. As well as the items used in it being exceptionally rare. I had to search high and low for a coconut for over a couple months before they could be available for the wizards.

So why the drop in ap regen for this exceptionally hard quest?

-Stien

From what I remember, elseware said it was because he had ideas for 3 or 4 other AP-regen quests, and if they all gave a minute it would be too much. MrFoo 10:53, 15 November 2006 (GMT)

  • Do the people who completed the quest early still keep their -1 min AP regen? --Bel3338 12:17, 16 November 2006 (GMT)

Keep in mind that the standing stone quest is easy now, but when it first started it was practically impossible. The bits of string and pins were added to the game at the same time as the opening of the quest so fishing poles were very rare (Pins used to be a very hot trade commodity) and there was no way to change your alignment so cod especially were insanely hard to get. Eventually the fish market in bentnob opened to allow people to complete the quest. hendsch 14:00, 16 November 2006 (GMT)

Items

Finally I have decided to do this one. I think it's wise to get the items before starting the quest. The only thing I am not sure - is there a possibility to be asked for the same item twice?

No. Much like the Standing Stones, I've NEVER heard of anyone being asked for the same thing twice. -- Thog 15:32, 17 September 2007 (BST)
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