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Spiritual Enlightenment
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Release date 25 July 2016 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest series Tales of the Arc
Developer(s) Unknown edit
Age Sixth Age
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Spiritual Enlightenment is a part of the Tales of the Arc miniquest series.

Start pointQuest map icon.png
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Talk with Ling (contracts) on Aminishi
Member requirementP2P icon.png Members only
Official difficultyNone
Official lengthMedium
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
Quest.png Quests:

Completed the "Meet the Assassin" voyage from Player-owned port

Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • None
  • High level armour, weapons, and food. Enemies are weak to air spells
Enemies to defeat


The Task

To begin, speak to The Assassin (Ling) on the island of Aminishi. She asks for help finding the monk, Yulong, but keeps her reasons secret. Ling suggests fighting the Acolytes of Seiryu on the northern portion of Aminishi to obtain clues.

The Path of Enlightenment

Killing any monks of Aminishi will allow you to receive the three books. The books are The Path of the Monk, The Path of the Elemental, and The Path of the Dragon. The books have a 1/16, 1/32, and 1/64 chance of being dropped respectively. As you obtain the books, read them to progress in the miniquest. Be sure to save at least a few of the Spirit dragon charms you obtain, as you will need them later.

The three types of monk are the Sotapanna, Sakadagami, and Anagami. They require 90 Slayer to damage. All three types of monks are weak to Air spells.

Spirit Realm

Yulong in the Spirit Realm.

Once all three books have been obtained and read, return to the southern shore and speak to Ling. You must speak to Ling before you can interact with Yulong. Then, with a few Spirit dragon charms in your inventory, head to the centre of the island, near the Sakadagami. Interact with the dragon statue to be sent to the Spirit Realm. A Spirit dragon charm is consumed per minute spent in the Spirit Realm. Run to the southern shore of the island (where Ling stood before) and speak to Yulong. Charms aren't consumed while you're talking to him. You must decide to either tell Ling where he is or agree to keep him hidden.

Finishing Up

Once you finish speaking to Yulong, return to the statue and exit the Spirit Realm. Run back to the beach and speak to Ling. Depending on your earlier choice, you will either reveal Yulong's location or keep it a secret. Ling admits that Yulong was not a target for her to assassinate, but rather a childhood friend and ex-member of the Death Lotus assassin. Finish your conversation with Ling to complete the mini-quest.


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  • It is possible to obtain the first two books multiple times before obtaining the third book.
  • The books can be obtained as drops from the monks before the player begins the miniquest.
  • Upon release, some players could not complete the miniquest after obtaining all three books due to a bug with Ling's dialogue. This has since been fixed.