To Save A Soul


-- Twin Celsius(Victory)

Basic Info

  • Levels: 40 - 45
  • Factions: Carnies, Circle of Thorns, Rikti, Devouring Earth
  • Contacts: Madeleine Casey(founders' falls)
  • Reward: Madeline Casey's pendant(souvenir), SO enhancement

1) Check out the Carnival of Shadows party

Mission: Investigate Carnival's wild party

Selection Text: I've got a tip on one of those Carnival of Shadows parties. It's a very exclusive shindig, going on in some warehouse in Brickstown. I'd like you to check it out, [HERO]. The Carnival likes to have a good time, but sometimes that means that their guests wind up hurt.
Type: Indoor: warehouse
Sub-goals: 6 bodies to find, Save party-goer
Notable mobs: --
Clues: The party-goer's story
Commentary: To complete the mission quickly, rescue hostage and click all six bodybags.

2) Get the pendant back from the Carnival

Mission: Find Madeleine Casey's pendant

Type: Indoor: warehouse
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: The Soothsayer (Master Illusionist)
Clues: Ruby pendant
Commentary: Click the correct glowing object to complete.

3) Go to Nathan Crane's office and find out why the Carnival would want him dead

Mission: Defeat all carnies in office

Type: Indoor: office
Sub-goals: Learn cause of Crane's death
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Partial files
Commentary: Click the file cabinet and defeat all Carnies. Some Carnies are on patrol and can easily be missed first time through.

4) Take to the streets

Mission: Interrogate carnies about files

Type: Defeat #
Sub-goals: Defeat 45 Carnies
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Note
Commentary: There is a large Carnie ambush after accepting this mission. Carnies are only in PI & best place to hunt Carnies is the NE border of Bayside Docks.

5) Get Nathan Crane's files from the Carnival of Shadows

Mission: Find Nathan Crane's files

Type: Indoor: warehouse
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Complete files
Commentary: Click the file cabinet glowie to complete the mission.

6) Go to one of the Carnival's bases and recover one of their masks

Mission: Stop Ring Mistress & her minions

Type: Indoor: warehouse
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: Madame of Mystery (Ring Mistress)
Clues: Carnival mask
Commentary: Defeat all mobs in the Madame of Mystery's room to complete the mission and gain the clue.

7) Take the mask to Cadao Kestrel

Mission: Take mask to Cadao Kestrel

Type: Delivery (Founders' Falls)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: --
Commentary: There will be an ambush after accepting this mission.

Mission: End war between groups

Type: Defeat #
Sub-goals: Defeat 45 Carnies and 45 Rikti
Notable mobs: --
Clues: --
Commentary: All the hunting MUST be done in PI. Carnies are only in PI & best place to hunt Carnies is the NE border of Bayside Docks.

Mission: Return to Cadao Kestrel

Type: Delivery (Founders' Falls)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: --
Commentary: There will be an ambush after accepting this mission.

8) Take the mask to Sister Psyche

Mission: Take mask to Sister Psyche

Type: Delivery (Independence Port)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Soul of the Carnival Mistress
Nathan Crane's soul
Commentary: --

9) Get the tomes from the secret library

Mission: Defeat all Carnival minions

Type: Indoor: cavern
Sub-goals: Find tomes about Sicilian Stone
Notable mobs: Madame of Mystery (Ring Mistress)
Clues: Tomes on the Sicilian Stone
Commentary: --

10) Take tomes to Cadao Kestrel

Mission: Take tomes to Cadao Kestrel

Type: Delivery (Founders' Falls)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: --
Commentary: You will have an ambush some where between getting this mission and heading to Founders' Falls.

11) Talk to Cadao Kestrel about his findings

Mission: Talk to Cadao Kestrel

Type: Delivery (Founders' Falls)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: --
Commentary: --

Mission: Find the herbs

Type: Indoor: cavern
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Herb
Commentary: Devouring Earth is in these caves.  Just click the bone pile glowie to finish quickly. There will be an ambush after leaving this mission.

Mission: Take herb to Cadao Kestrel

Type: Delivery (Founders' Falls)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: --
Commentary: --

12) Talk to Cadao Kestrel

Mission: Take tomes to Cadao Kestrel

Type: Delivery (Founders' Falls)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: --
Commentary: Wrong mission header? Tomes were brought long time ago.  You are given a temp-power after talking to Cadao...
Psychic Cleaver
 Ranged, Moderate DMG(Special)
After drinking Cadao Kestral's magic draught, you have the ability to destroy the Madame of Mystery, the psychic projection of Madeline Casey. This is the only way to free Madeleine's soul from the Carnival's hold. Psychic Cleaver has 500 charges. Damage: MOderate, Recharge: Fast

Mission: Defeat Madame of Mystery & crew

Type: Indoor: warehouse
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: Madame of Mystery (archvillain)
Clues: --
Commentary: Madame of Mystery is VERY tough... bring friends... lots of high lvl ones... oh and make sure you put the Psychic Cleaver on auto fire.  But at least you only need to clear her & her room to complete mission.

Souvenir: Madeline Casey's pendant

You've  kept this ruby pendant as a reminder of your efforts:

To Save a Soul

It all began when Madeleine Casey asked you to check out a Carnival rave. You went to the party and discovered that almost everyone there had died. You were able to save only one woman, and she seemed strangely altered and apathetic.

It seemed clear that bad things were going on at these Carnival parties. Without your knowledge, Madeleine Casey went to such a party, thinking that she would uncover the Carnival's secret. When she returned, she could remember little about her evening. Also, her ruby pendant had been stolen. It was a precious heirloom, and she asked you to retrieve it.

When Madeleine put on the pendant, she began to recover her lost memories. She was horrified to recall that people had died at the party. The name of one victim stuck in her mind: Nathan Crane. She was sure that he was important. You went to Crane's office to investigate, but found a horde of carnies trying to make off with Crane's files. You drove them off, and learned that Crane had secretly been a Midnight Squad researcher. He had been investigating the Carnival, but the most critical pages of his notes were missing.

If you were to crack Crane's murder, you needed those files. Madeleine Casey sent you to the streets, and you learned that Crane's files were being stored in a warehouse in Brickstown.

You battled your way through some carnies to recover the files, and learned that Crane had become increasingly interested in the Carnival's porcelain masks. He seemed to think they were linked to the Carnival's powers.

You ventured into the heart of a Carnival lair to retrieve a mask for analysis, coming face to face with a strange ring mistress, the Madame of Mystery. After you defeated the carnie who ware the mask, you felt a strange pull toward it. It was almost as if the mask was begging you to pick it up.

You took the mask to Cadao Kestrel, who told you that it contained fragments of human souls. A scrap of the Carnival Mistress' soul was even contained within; it was through this transference that she managed to confer her power upon her minions.

You took the mask to Sister Psyche, who let you communicate with the souls trapped within the masks. Many were mere shadows of souls, but a few were more assertive. A fragment of the Carnival Mistress' soul probed darkly at your mind. You were also lucky enough to encounter the trapped soul of Nathan Crane. He told you that just before he died, he had learned that the Carnival was interested in an ancient artifact known as the Sicilian Stone.

The soul of Nathan Crane led you to a secret Midnight Squad library, where you recovered some tomes on the Sicilian Stone. Though you had thought the Madame of Mystery was no more, you had to battle her again in order to recover the tomes.

When you took the tomes to Cadao Kestrel for study, he told you a little about the stone's history. It seemed that the stone had once been used to imprison the soul of a duke. the stone had gradually sucked in the man's soul, until there was nothing left to animate his body.

Cadao soon contacted you with an urgent message. He had learned the whereabouts of the Sicilian Stone: it had been in Madeleine Casey's possession all along. The Carnival had stolen it from her at the party, and empowered it. When you recovered the stone for Madeleine, it began to slowly ingest her soul. As Madeleine's soul was drawn into the stone, it became the Carnival's to command. The Madame of Mystery was actually the psychic projection of Madeleine's soul! Cadao hatched a plan to recover her soul. At his request, you battled a horde of Devouring Earth creatures to retrieve some rare herbs that only grow on the bones of the unburied dead.

Cadao prepared a magic draught which would give you the power to tear apart the psychic fabric of the Madame of Mystery, thus breaking the Carnival's hold on Madeleine Casey's soul. You journeyed to a Carnival lair, where you fought the Madame again. She was far stronger than during your previous encounters, but you prevailed against her nevertheless.

Madeleine is now fully recovered from the near loss of her soul, though she is, naturally, a bit shaken. And perhaps a bit more circumspect.


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