Crystal outcrops are crystals infused with the blessings of the River Salve. They glow in an iridescent shade of purple and can only be found in the bottommost level of the Abandoned Mine. They are used for obtaining Salve shard to make the useful Salve amulet. One must cut a shard off these to finish the Haunted Mine quest.
In the Fourth Age, after the Morytania-Misthalin war, Lord Drakan found the mine and began mining operations. The newly blessed Salve began seeping into the lower levels, where the crystals were found. The Crystals absorbed the blessings and became imbued with holy power. When the miners finally uncovered the bottom floor and found the crystals, they immediately informed Drakan. He ordered the mine shut down immediately, trapping all within. This was most likely due to the Holy energy that was found in the crystals. A powerful guardian was put in place, and the Crystals remained untouched for many years, absorbing more holy energy, and growing.
Tarn Razorlor, supposedly in the early Fifth Age, discovered these crystals from the books on History of Morytania. Being a powerful magic user and necromancer, he learns how to enhance a Crystal Shard if he ever got one. After getting scared away from by the guardian, he set up base in an old temple in the mine, and practiced his art while he waited, letting the years go by, developing insanity.
In the Year 169 of the Fifth Age, a Saradominist zealot discovered texts proving existence of a powerful force in the mine. The player manages to obtain the information from him, steal his key to the mine, kill the guardian and find the crystals. From then on he/she can make the Salve amulet. The player then goes on to find Tarn's lair, successfully avoiding and defeating many traps, and then confronts Tarn. He is defeated, along with some of his minions, and his personal headquarters is opened up. Texts are found and the player learns how to enhance the salve amulet.
The Crystal Outcrop can be cut with a chisel to receive a Salve shard. With this, one may do the following:
When the shard is used with a ball of wool, a player then crafts the Salve amulet. It gives the wearer a 15% damage and accuaracy boost while fighting undead monsters. This boost works on a large variety of undead creatures, including shades and ghasts.
Salve amulet (e)
After the completion of Haunted mine, and having crafted of a Salve amulet, one may venture through the miniquest The Lair of Tarn Razorlor. The reward for completing the miniquest is Tarn's diary. Using the diary on a Salve amulet will cast the enchantment of Tarn on it, increasing the boost to 20% while fighting undead monsters.
|Related to the Myreque quest series|