Board :Mages
Author :Head Tutor Nussan
Subject :Quests: Elemental orb quest
Date :9/24

The Geomancers have unlocked the secrets of the Elemental Orbs for the community. There are 5 orbs, one for each element. They each represent different things and the one you choose is a testament to yourself. Before completing this quest, ask yourself which of these elements best represents you...

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(Taken from the Shu Jing)
The 5 Elements:

Fire: Fire is the only element that needs to be created by man. It exists, but cannot be stored. Fire produces warmth and glow and thus, is said to be a pure Yang element. Fire is associated with the South. It is considered especially auspicious, and creates great magnitudes of Yang. Fire luck also diminishes with time, just as it's namesake. Fire is associated with the summer.

Water: Water is considered a Yin element, and is naturally occurring. At it's zenith, it can be more auspicious than fire, but the I-Ching regards it as a sign of danger. Water is associated with the North and symbolizes wealth. Water is cool like the winter.

Wood: Wood is the only element that has innate life of its own. It represents the spirit of growth, life and expansion. Wood finds affinity in the east. Considered particularly auspicious, blossoms provide essential Yang energy. Wood has greatest influence in spring months.

Earth: Earth moves from the center, outward in all cardinal directions. Crystals, ores and other symbolisms are considered especially auspicious earth elements. Earth is the transitional stages between seasons.

Metal: Energies of metal are dense and flow inward. Metal finds it home in the west and is associated with the autumn months (fall).
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Keeping this idea of which element best suits you in mind, continue on your quest...

1. In Wilderness village, click on NPC and select 'Forgotten
   Past'.
2. Say "Sweet summer blossoms".
3. Say "Wilderness life".
4. In east gate Buya, go to Storm Shaman located a bit north
   of the Arena.
5. Say, "Wilderness Life"
6. Say, "Geomancer"
7. Say, "Elemental Orb"
8. Go to Sanhae and go to the blacksmith.
9. Say "Forge metal."
10. Go to Thane.
11. Say "Special metal"
12. Then say, "Metal orb"
13. You will need 5 Ore [poor], 5 Ore [med], and 5 Ore [high].
14. Return to Thane, and say "Metal orb", Choose Yes if you're
    ready to trade. You will have the (invisible) metal.
15. Go back to the Wilderness village, say "Strange metal".
16. Say "Elemental orb", he'll tell you to bring a Shu jing
    to him and prepare to answer the question about the
    elements.
17. Buy a Shu Jing Geomancer Scroll from the Geomancer area.
18. Say "Elemental Orb". The answers are:

1) Wood
2) Earth
3) Fire
4) Water
5) Metal

19. State which element best represents you, and bring items
    to forge the orb...

<b>Wood Orb:
Items Needed: 25 wood, stardrop, 2 yellow ambers
Stats:
Durability: 20000/20000
Armor: -7
Might: -10, Grace: 10
Healing: 3

<b>Earth Orb:
Items Needed: 25 poor ore, stardrop, 2 yellow ambers
Stats:
Durability: 20000/20000
Armor: -7
Vita 50, Mana 50
Might 5, Will 5, Grace 5

<b>Fire Orb:
Items Needed: 10 hot coal, stardrop, 2 yellow ambers
Stats:
Durability: 20000/20000
Armor: -7
Will: 10, Grace: -10, Healing: -3

<b>Water Orb:
Items Needed: 2 ice shard, 5 stardrops, 2 yellow ambers
Stats:
Durability: 20000/20000
Armor: -7
Vita Increase: 100
Will: -10, Grace: 10, Healing: 3

<b>Metal Orb:
Items Needed: 10 metal, stardrop, 2 yellow ambers
Stats:
Durability: 20000/20000
Armor: -7
Hit: 0, Dam: 5
Might: 10, Grace: -10, Healing: -3


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