Scheherazade - Hanging Gardens

Hanging Gardens
Scheherazade

QuestScheherazade - Hanging Gardens
NPCScheherazade
Required level57
Daily QuestsNo



[Scheherazade]
A folktale collector who is famous for the Thousand and One Arabian Nights.
Hanging Gardens Quest
Location: Near Baghdad.

1.Desperado in Steppe

Beautiful voice of the sun, song of the stars...
Oh, hello there. How are you?
My name is [Scheherazade], and I am traveling the world to collect stories.
Every adventurer who travels here loves the ebony darkness and the stars that appear as scattered diamonds in the night sky of Babylon.
However, unfortunately, I am worried that a strange, dark energy has spread here.
A strange, ominous energy flows from the [Hanging Gardens of Babylon]. I am certain that this energy is the cause.
However, it's too dangerous to venture inside unprepared.
Besides, the animals around the place don't take kindly to our presence in the area...
~
The [Wise Foxes] are attacking anything and everything that come near them. They've gone mad.
Please, defeat those [Wise Foxes], consumed as they are by this raging madness!
It's too late to restore them to their normal state.
You can find them wandering near Baghdad.
Mission: Kill [Wise Fox] x15
My, my, you are fast.
I thought it would take at least 2 more nights to complete the job.
I never imagined that I would be attacked by animals here. These stories better be worth it.
Reward:
  • Experience: 100,320
  • Gold: 70,000
  • Item: Ambrosia x10
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

2.Belongings Enhanced

My leather bag, which I use to keep the stories I've gathered over the years, was damaged by those damned foxes and the other enraged animals.
I plan to keep traveling, but the problem is, I have no place to keep my records.
~
Can you do me a small favor?
Get me lots of Thread, and I will pay for your service.
Mission: Thread x100
Thank you very much.
It's much appreciated.
Reward:
  • Experience: 83,600
  • Gold: 70,000
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

3.Strange Flower Garden 1

I understand your suspicion.
I suppose it is odd that I wasn't injured from the attack by those vicious foxes and my bag was the only thing damaged.
Since I started traveling, I learned many skills to protect myself.
But I cannot even consider venturing any further than here! The [Hanging Gardens] have planted a seed of fear in me.
I simply can't, especially after encountering the [Red Carnivorous Plants] in that [Plaza]. It's too dangerous.
And yet, the stories that must be hidden in those gardens... Even though there's such evil energy, it's hard to let go of that place.
~
You never know what lethal flora the gardens might unleash on the world.
Defeat the [Red Carnivorous Plants], before it's too late.
(You can find the Red Carnivorous Plants at the Great Plaza.)
Mission: Kill [Red Carnivorous Plant] x15
Thank you for your hard work.
Reward:
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

4.Strange Flower Garden 2

At least we prevented those weeds from spreading.
Ah, there is something I haven't told you.
The gardens hold darker, more terrible creatures than the Red Carnivorous Plants.
They are the [Carnivorous Plants].
They are far more aggressive and voracious than the creatures you just defeated.
How can this be possible?
Those [Carnivorous Plants] used to be regular plants. That energy... I wish I knew what it was.
~
Defeat the [Carnivorous Plants] and [Red Carnivorous Plants] and bring me 30 [Madness Crystal Shards].
I will attempt to investigate that dangerous energy.
HINT: You can find the Carnivorous Plants and the Red Carnivorous Plants at the Great Plaza.
Thank you!
These crystal fragments will provide great inspiration for my stories.
Reward:
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

5.Old Man's Welfare

I apologize. I've been so blinded by my own problems that I neglected to learn your purpose here.
What brings you to this place?
Y-you came here to find clues that will lead you to [Atlantis]?
You don't think that [Descendants of Atlantis] live here, do you?
Well, well.
Your eyes tell me everything. Although I want to know much more, it seems you have many things to do. Therefore, I will stop the questions here.
I am also very interested in [Atlantis].
An old man called Utnapishtim lives not too far from here.
He spent most of his life around here. He can help you.
I need his help to collect stories, but unfortunately he is old and forgetful. He sometimes can't recognize people at all.
~
The last time I went to see [Utnapishtim], I think he got me mixed up with some wild animal or something. He started beating me with his cane!
I'd do this myself, but I have a feeling he might not be very fond of me. Please go and check on how he is doing.
Mission:
Ah, you came back.
Let me guess. He said foxes and eagles are wreaking havoc. He's so predictable...
So, he thought I was a fox?
I've heard foxes are being driven away by vultures to the entrance of the [Hanging Gardens].
I cannot believe those creatures affected him that much...
Reward:
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

6.Eagles

By the way, those crystal fragments you collected for me have been emitting an odd energy.
I have heard many stories; Stories of warriors, beasts, and what comes between them. I have heard of this energy that affects beasts.
I didn't know that the energy was powerful enough to have such an influence. The situation is worse than I thought.
Speaking of foxes and eagles, the eagles were affected the same way the foxes were.
The eagles eat the flesh of the other affected animals, and therefore, more of this evil energy accumulates inside them than the foxes.
~
Please, defeat the [Chief Eagles] that appear nearby.
They are probably contaminated by the [Madness Crystals].
Please, put an end to their misery, and collect 30 [Madness Crystals].
HINT: You can find the Chief Eagles in the west of Baghdad.
Mission: Madness Crystal x30
Thank you for all your hard work.
Reward:
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

7.Nasty Fellows

Now, the Madness Crystals.
As I suspected, they are emitting the same dark energy.
If an evil being made ill use of this and created madness gems...
Just the thought makes me shudder.
There are rumors that vicious [Arabian Deer] live in the south.
They used to be so gentle... but they suddenly started attacking innocent townspeople!
~
The poor [Arabian Deer] were also contaminated by the Madness Crystals.
Please, hunt 20 Arabian Deer, and put an end to their misery.
HINT: You can find the Arabian Deer in the west of Baghdad.
Mission: Kill [Arabian Deer] x20
Thank you for everything.
The situation is not getting any better...
Reward:
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

8.Skill You Should Know About

It looks like the deer were a challenge to you.
I see some injuries.
You must already know this, but please listen anyway. It's wise to learn how to make medicine whenever you get the chance.
You should always keep various medicines on hand in case of emergency.
~
I'd say Healing Potions [II] are about your speed. So tell me, what supplies are you going to go and stock up on?
Enter the number of the correct answer.
1: Healing Potion [II]
2: Rum
Mission: Answer [Skill You Should Know About] Question => 1
Good job!
Reward:
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

9.Story Collecting 1

Now, time for business.
It's nothing big.
Just visit [Utnapishtim] and collect his stories about the [Hanging Gardens].
I am asking you to do this, because if I approach him, he will only see a conniving little fox.
~
Remember the stories that [Utnapishtim] tells you, so you can relay them to me.
This is the painful part: His old age will test your patience.
Thank you in advance.
Mission:
Finally, you're back.
You look exhausted.
Reward:
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

10.Contaminated Foxes

Ah...
So there were some hidden stories behind the Gardens.
The [Hanging Gardens] is definitely a very interesting place.
Thanks to you, I've had the opportunity to hear all about it.
While you were away, the madness crystals disturbed those foxes again.
I don't know what drew them into it so badly, but the foxes swallowed the madness crystals whole and went irreversibly insane.
~
Please defeat the [Desert Foxes] at the entrance of the Hanging Gardens, and bring me 30 [Infernal Crystals].
Ten [Infernal Crystals] are all you need to contaminate 1,000 normal humans and turn them into evil creatures, so please handle them with extreme caution.
Mission: Infernal Crystal x30
Thanks for a job well done. I was very worried.
It must've been very dangerous...
Whew, I should've delivered them to [Aaron] sooner.
He always makes fun of my stories...
Ah?! Did you hear what I just said?
Reward:
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

11.Story Collecting 2

Ah, did you...
Did you know about him?
I should've been more careful.
I don't think we particularly need to hide it, but sometimes he asks me earnestly not to mention the name.
He says the [Atlantis Descendants] might be liable to attack us.
I like your attitude.
I feel like I can trust you.
Unfortunately, this is not the time for chit chat.
~
As you can see, if I see any signs of interesting stories, it's in my nature to get to the bottom of it.
I've faced troubles in the past due to my curious nature.
You must listen to all the stories [Utnapishtim] has to offer, and relay them back to me.
I'm counting on you.
Mission:
You came back.
Thank you for listening to his stories. I know his storytelling style is a little eccentric, but you did well to endure through it.
Reward:
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

12.What's the Story?

What kind of stories did you hear?
~
If you've heard his stories all this time, you can probably answer my question.
Can you tell me who is the current ruler of the [Hanging Gardens], and also ousted Utnapishtim from there?
Mission: Answer [What's the Story?] Question => Tiamat
Hmm. I see.
Finally, the story is starting to unravel.
Some of my questions about the [Hanging Gardens] have been answered.
Reward:
What on earth happened here...
This was once the most beautiful place I've encountered in all my journeying...

13.Tiamat

I think it's time you know this old man's true identity.
Have you ever felt anything strange about him?
You've had your suspicions of [Utnapishtim] as well, right? He knows all about [Tiamat], who shuts herself in her palace, away from the world.
Do you not find this peculiar?
He said he knows well about the [Hanging Gardens] because he used to be a superintendent there, but I think he may be from the same place as [Tiamat].
He is also from [Atlantis].
That's why he's lived for so long.
We don't know the exact reason, but his body grows old because he's been living outside of the Gardens for so long.
His memory became so fuzzy at one point that he couldn't recognize anybody. Since the [Oriharukon Sensor] started running again, I think his mind returned to normal.
However... [Tiamat] probably went crazy, because she hasn't received [Oriharukon Energy] for so long.
Strange substances like madness crystals are probably the by-products of the energy...
~
My original intention was to kill [Tiamat] no matter what, but I started collecting stories to satisfy my curiosity.
After taking your remarkable activities and all these stories I've collected into consideration, I came to the conclusion that she is way beyond my fighting capabilities.
Can you defeat [Tiamat], and bring me her [Demon Soul Crystal]?
Since she has so many powerful subordinates, make the best use of the scroll I gave to you before.
Mission: Demon Soul Crystal x1
You've done it!! I am deeply grateful for all the work you've done to destroy the vestiges of dreadful [Atlantis].
You've not only helped my guild a great deal, but you may have saved the world from utter destruction!
Reward:
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14.Afterwards...

You've done all you can for this place.
If you want more information regarding your quest, go to the Valley of the Kings nearby.
I was originally planning to go there, but I'd better clean up around here before I leave.
~
Priestess Isis lives around the Valley of the Kings.
Pay her a visit.
Even though she is an [Atlantis Descendant], she has been helping us tremendously.
Unfortunately, she is having a hard time dealing with all the troubles happening around there by herself.
Mission: Talk to [Isis]
...
Reward:
Since I currently have nothing for you to do, come back after you've completed your other errands.