The Way Forward

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The Way Forward
The Way Forward quest icon.png
Required No
Start Talk to Tarkleigh
Objective Tarkleigh wants you to find a path to the Emperor's Road and the inland forest it leads to
Completion Talk to Bestel
Boss Captain Arteri
Captain Arteri
Key Item  Thaumetic EmblemThaumetic EmblemA sigil of thaumaturgy graven in granite.


Activating the Graven Artefact opens the blocked pass
A letter from Piety addressed to Captain Arteri

This quest is given to you by Tarkleigh after entering The Ledge.

Although received from an Act 1 character, it displays on the Act 2 world screen.

Tarkleigh asks you to find a way to the forest around the Prison for the betterment of the encampment. He suggests the Emperor's Road. This requires you to travel through the The Prison, and into The Prisoner's Gate, where the quest will be updated upon witnessing the closing of the road.

Silk: The road? It runs east and west of here. To the west it passes the bandit woman’s camp, then turns south to the sea.

But you say it is now blocked? I have seen a strange thing in the rock by the south pass. Like one of Greust’s carvings, but of stone. You should go look at it. What has been closed might be opened again.

Once you reach the Western Forest in Act 2 you can follow the road to the blocked exit. Kill Captain Arteri for the Thaumetic EmblemThaumetic EmblemA sigil of thaumaturgy graven in granite..

Use the emblem on the Thaumetic Seal, opening the way to the Prisoner's Gate. Talk to Bestel in Lioneye's Watch to receive your reward.

Bestel: Quite the lady killer, aren’t you? That singing squid didn’t stand a chance. Knew it, from the first time I saw those sharp peepers of yours.

Pirates notwithstanding, I thank you on behalf of all the fall brethren of the waves. Now that the final cadence has been played, no one need remember Merveil’s song.

Bestel: There, thought you deserved one of my finest poems, written to commemorate such a mighty feat. Oh, and this. Been keeping it for a very special occasion. Consider yourself just such an occasion.

Quest rewards

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Way Forward
Act 1
Book of SkillBook of SkillGrants a Passive Skill PointA Book of Skill. Right-click to gain a Passive Skill Point.

Vendor rewards

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
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