Side Quests Family Tree Plaque in the Volcano Stream
This quest is actually two separate quests which are entered into your journal upon speaking to Gervasius and completing the Artifacts from the Past quest. The quests can be very difficult for lower level player characters as the areas you will be exploring are of a high level and can be quite dangerous. In fact, the quest update for the Treomar portion of the quest recommends you not attempt that portion until your player character is at or near level 30.
Gervasius is now curious if there are any potential heirs to the long forgotten royal family of Northern Kings. He explains that their lineage was recorded on a set of three stone tablets and he would like you to try to track these tablets down and return them to him.
While you were away at the Nautilus Docks, he hired an excavation team led by a man named Algor and sent them to the glacier volcano area of the Northrealm to search for the tablets. Unfortunately, he has heard nothing from the excavation team in some time. The last report he received from Algor was an explanation that, after the war against Erodan, these three tablets were scattered across Nehrim. Gervasius thinks that perhaps the excavation team was able to recover one of the tablets and he also believes that another tablet resides in the historical Archives of Treomar. He is uncertain about the whereabouts of the third tablet. He marks on your map the location of Algor’s excavation site and sends you on your way.
Here you have a choice to make as you are presented with two separate quest-lines. Both of the locations you will be trying to reach are very far from Erothin and even farther from each other. If you choose to go to Treomar first, then make sure you make that your active quest within your journal so that you will then have a map marker to guide you. It is probably better and more logical to make The Vulcano Stream your initial destination as Algor may have more information for you.
Getting to The Vulcano Stream is a long and arduous journey. There are ways to make it a bit easier if you have already discovered certain places within the Northrealm and have the ability to teleport. Possible easier paths will be listed in the Northrealm Notes section of this walkthrough. Otherwise, it is simply a matter of setting out on foot, using the obvious roads that will take you deep into the Northrealm. Check your world map for the undiscovered “The Vulcano Stream” map marker located to the far northwest of Erothin and set out on your journey.
Once you have arrived at The Vulcano Stream you will need to search the area until you find what remains of the excavation team’s camp. At the campsite you will find the corpse of one of the excavation team members and, on a work table, a set of excavation reports presumably written by Algor. The excavation reports will confirm that Algor and his team did indeed secure one of the tablets and that Algor wanted to explore a nearby ruin before they departed. It appears that Algor took the tablet with him since there is no trace of one at the campsite and that means that your next course of action is to attempt to track down Algor. His notes mention that the ruin is to the west and indeed the place you are looking for is almost due west of “The Vucano Stream” icon on the world map. It will not show up on your compass yet as it is out of compass range and there will be no map marker to guide you. The easiest way to reach your destination is to head west, skirting the coastline until you see the "cave" map icon appear on your compass. There is only one compass icon that shows up in that area, so, eventually you will find the Unknown Dungeon.
Enter the dungeon and begin your exploration. All tunnels eventually lead to the same destination but it is worth exploring all areas for loot. Eventually you will come to a lava lake with stone wall-tiles floating on top. Your goal is obviously to traverse the lava lake without being killed by jumping from one safe area to the next. In this lava lake, you will find Algor’s corpse. It seems he wasn’t agile enough to make it across or perhaps he was killed by one of the Elementals. Either way, his body can be found floating in lava about half way across. Search his body and take the stone tablet. A quest update will inform you that you have found “a fragment of the stone plaque” and that once you have collected all three, you should return them to Gervasius. This is a bit confusing because, initially, at least in the English version, Gervasius seems to imply that there are three separate stone tablets to discover. This quest update implies that the “tablets” are actually three pieces of the same plaque. Just know that, whatever the case, you are looking for three “tablets” which are individually labeled "Stone Tablet Fragment" and that the one that Algor carries is the only one that can be found in the Northrealm. After leaving poor Algor, remember to explore the far side of the lava lake to confront Dorim (if you haven't already) and search for more loot. Then make your way back out of the dungeon. Your next destination is Treomar.
Make your way back to Erothin and Erothin, Gervasius' Estate and speak to him to complete the quest. He will thank you for the tablets and remark that it is probably impossible to reconstruct the family tree of the Northern Kings and that the lineage most likely died out with Erodan. He also mentions that he may write a book about it though.
He then tells you that, while he was researching the Star People’s battle plans that you had previously secured for him during the Artifacts from the Past quest, he discovered the “combination” that allows access to the locked The Nexus Halls of Treomar. This combination seems to be your only reward for completing the Family Tree Tablets quests.
Getting to The Vulcano Stream :
It is easier if you can teleport as close as possible before making the rest of the way on foot. One way is to teleport to Cahbaet, then take the secret path through the mountains to the Dwarven Mining Site and then use the main northward road. Another way is it teleport to Sarnor. Both of these obviously depend on having "discovered" those locations previous to starting the quest.
It is a good idea to ensure you have at least one teleport stone on your person before heading to the Northrealm. Due to how steep it is at the statue area, I had real difficulty making my way back up The Howling Descent and was thankful I could teleport out of the area.
- Aeterna Long Sword (Unknown Dungeon)
- Aeterna Boots (Unknown Dungeon)
- Aeterna Arrows, 50 cnt. (chest in Unknown Dungeon)
- Berserker Cuirass (chest in Unknown Dungeon)
- Skull Crusher, (corpse of an adventurer, Unknown Dungeon)
- Alessia’s Warpath (Alessia’s Battle Hymn) (corpse of an adventurer, Unknown Dungeon)
- Robe of the Black Death (corpse of an adventurer, Unknown Dungeon)
- Good (though random) magical gemstones dropped by Frost Elementals
- Random leveled(?) magical amulet or ring (easy lock chest, Unknown Dungeon)
- Ice Sapphire (chest in Unknown Dungeon)
The use of the console is same like in Oblivion. Description how to use console commands can be found here
|The Family Tree Plaque in the Volcano Stream - NQGer03|
|Stage||End Q||Journal Entry|
|10||Gervasius in Erothin wants me to procure the family tree plaque of the former royal family of the Northern Kingdom. A fragment of it should be in the Northern Volcano streams where the excavation leader Algor reported he has found them. However, for weeks Gervasius has heard nothing more from Algor. I should accept this order only when I am strong enough for it. (It would be best to have reached level 30 to tackle this task.)|
|20||I have found the excavation report of Algor. He has gone to explore a Star People Ruin situated to the west of the volcano stream. It does not appear that he ever returned. Apparently he took the stone tablet with him. There is nothing else for me to do other then to search him.|
|30||I have located a fragment of the stone plaque. Once I have collected all three parts, I should turn them in to Gervasius.|
|40||End||I have given the hereditary tablet of the volcano stream to Gervasius.|
- You need to find the deserted camp on the lava streams in order for the corpse to appear.