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Memory Lapse
Heroic level: 6
Epic level: 23
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,723Solo/Casual ♦3,070Normal ♥3,268Hard ♠3,466Elite
Epic XP:  ♣10,666Solo/Casual ♦18,342Normal ♥18,906Hard ♠19,471Elite
Takes place in: Tarent's Memory Library
Bestowed by: Tara Fenwyth
NPC contact: Tara Fenwyth
Quest acquired in: The Twelve
Patron: The Twelve
Base favor: 4
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Tara Fenwyth wants you to help the renowned Wizard Tarent Hoxworth to recover his memory so he can deliver a speech. Speak with Tara Fenwyth and she will teleport you to inside Tarent's Memory Library.


Spoiler Warning: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!

Objectives

  • Speak to Tara Fenwyth
  • Find books required for the speech (4)
  • Place required books on the podium (4)
  • Defeat Vaspar Danville
  • (Optional) Find all the books in the east wing (2) — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣86 ♦154 ♥163 ♠173 ) Epic( ♣533 ♦917 ♥945 ♠974 )
  • (Optional) Find all the books in the west wing (2) — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣86 ♦154 ♥163 ♠173 ) Epic( ♣533 ♦917 ♥945 ♠974 )
  • (Optional) Find all the books in the north wing (2) — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣86 ♦154 ♥163 ♠173 ) Epic( ♣533 ♦917 ♥945 ♠974 )
  • (Optional) Find all the books in the south wing (2) — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣86 ♦154 ♥163 ♠173 ) Epic( ♣533 ♦917 ♥945 ♠974 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Bookwyrm — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣258 ♦461 ♥490 ♠520 ) Epic( ♣1,600 ♦2,751 ♥2,836 ♠2,921 )
  • (Optional) Master the Crushing Details — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣258 ♦461 ♥490 ♠520 ) Epic( ♣1,600 ♦2,751 ♥2,836 ♠2,921 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • 3 Pressure plates surrounding a locked chest behind a secret door in the North Wing (with breakables)
  • 3 Pressure plates in front of the secret door on the upper level of the East Wing leading to chest
  • Air jets (South Wing)

Tips and Misc

Walkthrough
  • Talk to Tara.
  • All books are virtual - they do not appear as items in anyone's pack. This also means that anyone can place them at the end fight.
Four wings

Clear all four wings and pick up the required book(s) in each. Another book can be found in each wing that enables the completion of an optional.

  • West wing: Tarent's Memoir can be found among Tarent's classmates, along with a set of shrines.
  • North wing: The required book, "Fundamentals of Magic", can be found by using the search skill the small tables throughout the area. A clue to its location can be found in the card catalog which is located with a set shrines in a room off the main stacks. The book row numbers can be found by looking on stone floor slabs marked with Roman numerals.
  • The Bookwyrm can be found in another room on the north side of the north wing.
  • East wing: The Central Thesis can be found in a small side room but you must first gather crests to activate two moving platforms.
  • From above, one can pull the levers to lower ladders for less agile characters.
  • South wing: The required book, "1001 Jokes for Silly Sorcerers and Wacky Wizards" is at the top of the winding ramps.

Note: the DM voiceover will indicate whether a book you have found is required or optional. If he says "You have found one of the books for the speech", it is a required book and you can safely exit that wing (if you don't care about the optional XP). If he says "You find a book that can be used in the speech", it is just an optional book — don't leave the wing until you've found the required book as well.

End fight
  • If you talk to The Librarian he will tell you that a successful speech generally includes the following elements:
  1. A humorous ancedote designed to put the audience at ease,
  2. A story that connects with an important audience member by calling attention to a shared topic of interest,
  3. A brief summary of the fundamental principles underlying the subject,
  4. And last but not least, a clear and convincing central thesis.
  • Following that advice, place only the four required books on the podium in order
  1. Place "1001 Jokes for Silly Sorcerers and Wacky Wizards" on the podium.
  2. Place Tarent's Memoir of his enthusiastic college friend on the podium.
  3. Place the book "Fundamentals of Magic" on the podium.
  4. Place the Central Thesis on the podium.
  • Anyone can place a book. After each book, you get to fight a wave of trash and a bit of Vaspar, who then hides within a forcefield and waits for the next round. No new fighting will appear until someone places the next book, giving the party time to resurrect, re-buff, run to the shrine, take a party break for dinner, whatever. In the same vein, no one should place the next book until everyone is ready.
  • Bug: Probably go slow on Vaspar and careful with damage over time effects, the quest can be rendered incompletable with Vaspar alive with negative HP (not clear why).
Optional fights
  • Crushing Details can be found behind a secret door in aisle IV of the north wing.
  • Bookwyrm is to be found in a room on the northern side of the north wing.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 126 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣172 ♦307 ♥327 ♠347 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 164 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣258 ♦461 ♥490 ♠520 )
  • Conquest bonus: 201-204 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣431 ♦768 ♥817 ♠867 )
  • Tamper bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣172 ♦307 ♥327 ♠347 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣345 ♦614 ♥654 ♠693 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 6 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣517 ♦921 ♥980 ♠1,040 )
  • Observance bonus: 3 or more secret doors discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣138 ♦246 ♥261 ♠277 )
  • Vigilant Sight bonus: 4 or more secret doors discovered +15% Bonus.( ♣258 ♦461 ♥490 ♠520 )
  • Mischief bonus: 18 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣138 ♦246 ♥261 ♠277 )
  • Vandal bonus: 24 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣172 ♦307 ♥327 ♠347 )
  • Ransack bonus: 29 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣258 ♦461 ♥490 ♠520 )

Loot

  • Chests: 5
    • 1 locked chest behind a secret door in the east wing
    • 1 for defeating the bookwyrm in the north wing
    • 1 for defeating Crushing Details
    • 1 locked chest behind a secret door in the north wing. Epic (Lock DC)
    • 1 end chest
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Memories of Immortality
Memories of Immortality.png
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Helm  6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, End chest
Memories of Insight
Memories of Insight.png
(edit)
Helm  6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, End chest
Memories of Kindness
Memories of Kindness.png
(edit)
Helm  6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 9 months and 28 days
  • BugTime
Memories of Charity
Memories of Charity.png
(edit)
Helm  6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 9 months and 28 days
  • BugTime
Memories of the Mighty
Memories of the Mighty.png
(edit)
Helm  6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 9 months and 25 days
  • MrLizard
Memories of the Unseen
Memories of the Unseen.png
(edit)
Helm  6 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, end chest
Epic Memories of Insight
Epic Memories of Insight.png
(edit)
Helm  23 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, End chest
Epic Memories of the Mighty
Epic Memories of the Mighty.png
(edit)
Helm  23 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 9 months and 28 days
  • BugTime
Epic Memories of Charity
Epic Memories of Charity.png
(edit)
Helm  23 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 9 months and 28 days
  • BugTime
Epic Memories of Immortality
Epic Memories of Immortality.png
(edit)
Helm  23 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 9 months and 28 days
  • BugTime
Epic Memories of Kindness
Epic Memories of Kindness.png
(edit)
Helm  23 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, End chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 9 months and 25 days
  • MrLizard
Epic Memories of the Unseen
Epic Memories of the Unseen.png
(edit)
Helm  23 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Memory Lapse, End chest
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Distracting Fantasy( view
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Shelved Memories( view
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Shocking Idea( view
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Vaspar Danville( view
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 ♦10Normal ♠14Elite Humanoid Human