Alleria Windrunner: Whatever called to him, it cannot have good intentions. We need to go in after him.
Before we step through this portal, (name)… ensure you are prepared to fight. The Void’s influence is rarely peaceful.
Enter the Void Tear and deal with Arkhaan.
Arkhaan: Arkhaan remembers. He remembers something that will… yes… will save us.
Follow Arkhaan. Isolon calls! We will offer soft words to the Light. The Light will banish the darkness.
(Arkhaan eyes Alleria warily.)
Arkhaan will watch that one closely.
Follow Arkhaan to Isolon.
Arkhaan: Darkness envelops us… the Light has gone from this place…
(Arkhaan mumbles to himself before noticing you are still talking to him.)
Arkhaan could not save them. Brothers. Sisters. Whispers twisted them. The Light cannot see them. It turns away from us.
(Arkhaan stares off into space.)
Slay 12 Broken in Oronaar Collapse.
(As you near the statue, a somber voice fills your mind.)
Prayer Effigy: “You must resist the shadow’s pull. Come to me, brothers and sisters. Be whole within the Light.
Let Arkhaan show you the way home.”
(The rest of the message is garbled, though the nearby Broken seem to be gnawing on pieces of the statue.)
Collect 5 Fragmented Prayers.
Alleria Windrunner: This Broken still retains some of his sanity, though not all of it.
I can sense some Void influence nearby, but it is isolated to small pockets. Dispelling these manifestations should help our friend here clear his mind.
Perhaps we can use the prayer fragments you found, as they still contain some Light energy.
I will try and make sense of his chattering in the meantime. Perhaps we can learn something about what is happening here.
Dispel 5 Void Manifestations.
Alleria Windrunner: Ethereals, the Void, a Dark Naaru… I feel they are all connected.
I explored the ruins below while you and Velen were seeking the Crown. There are survivors, (name).
Broken wander the cluster of buildings to our west- I cannot understand much of what they say but I suspect that their minds are not their own.
If the Void is to blame, we will need to start our investigation there.
I will conduct my own search in the meantime.
Investigate the Ruins of Oronaar.
Prophet Velen: Even with the Sigil of Awakening in hand, the Crown cannot save us until it is whole.
That is why we must enter the Seat of the Triumvirate, even knowing that L’ura awaits us there.
This is a dire task, one that I would not ask if it were not completely necessary.
We will descend together. Come.
Seek the Crest of Knowledge.
Talgath’s words carry more gravity than I think he knew. In an attempt to hurt me one final time, he has given us the answer.
The Crest of Knowledge is hidden away in the Seat of the Triumvirate, and it is not unguarded.
If my suspicions are correct, we may be facing a greater threat than any of us dared imagine.
A dark naaru.
Let us return to the Vindicaar. We will plan our next steps there.
Return to the Vindicaar.
Prophet Velen: Talgath. There was a time I called him an ally, a friend.
I put my trust in him when it came time to leave Argus. I asked him to call out to the others who would join me.
I gave him all that he needed to betray me and slaughter my followers.
I do not know what brought this hatred to lurk in his heart, but his machinations repeatedly forced my people to flee world after world. He made it his mission to hunt us across the universe.
This must end, (name). Talgath must die.
(Velen continues to stare at the statue as he speaks.)
Prophet Velen: Thousands of years ago, when I was young, I made a choice.
A choice that allowed my world to fall to ruin. A choice that made my people exiles. A choice that forever separated me from my beloved brothers.
(Velen shakes his head.)
I cannot leave, not yet. Not until I have had a chance to reflect.
Witness Velen’s memory.