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Traces of Darkness
Start S-start Leander
End S-end Eria
Level 7
Type Story
Previous [Lvl6] Elleon's Fate
Next [Lvl8] Essence of Foreboding
Money 80Copper
Experience 800

Objectives Edit

  1. Magical Power Gauge Magical Power Gauge
    "Take gauges to Eria."
  2. "Speak to Leander."
  3. "Look for Leander at the Shrine of Yurian on the small hill south of the outpost."
  4. "See what Leander has to say.
  5. "Return to Eria with the sword."


This is part of the The World of Tera story quest chain. It is preceded by the quest Elleon's Fate, then followed by the quest Essence of Foreboding.

Script Edit

S-start Leander

Our initial results showed nothing odd about the creatures on this island, but our latest samples show another energy signature.

Speak with Eria about these findings. She's erudite about such matters, if a bit stubborn. We'll hope for the best.

S-progress Eria

Stubborn? He called me stubborn? Was he looking in a mirror when he said it? Hmph.

Well, I'll make some allowances since his brother's missing...or worse. What do you have for me?

Let me see.


This magic isn't spiritual or arcane. There's almost something malevolent about it. I sense something in the west.

Let me see...The Shrine of Yurian. I can feel it flowing from there. It's dark and malevolent energy.

I hope it helps the poor, stubborn, emotionally bedridden fool.

S-progress Leander

What did Eria say?

Hmmm... So that's it. The Shrine of Yurian, eh? Was that all she said?

Interesting, a dark energy, eh?

Our scouts are watching an orcan force to the south, but it's inconceivable that they're responsible for this.

We must investigate the Shrine of Yurian. We'll meet up at the shrine itself.

Don't let any orcans follow us up, however. We're there to study, not fight.

S-progress Leander

(Leander stares intensively at the Spiritstone, while the magic sword he holds emanates dark energy. There isn't the slightest hint of emotion on his face. He seems to be deep in contemplation.)

Hmmm. This sword is very familiar, but the energy it radiates is not at all correct.

Take this to Eria. No doubt, she'll be able to identify the source of this mysterious blight upon the blade.

Time is of the essence, <player name>. Do not tarry.

S-end Eria

This sword is?

Oh, no! This is Elleon's blade - Demonbane!

You found it up at the shrine? But how did such dark energy get infused into the blade? I don't understand.

Worse still, Elleon loved this sword. There's no way he'd part with it or leave it behind. I fear for Leander's tender heart.

Let's hope [Elleon is not dead]! Nature forbid!

No, all I can say for sure is this blade is infused with dark, demonic energy. Very powerful. This isn't good, <player name>. Not at all.

Summary Upon Completion Edit

The researchers' gauges showed a new, dark magical signature, Leander was intrigued and suggested you both investigate the Shrine of Yurian, where the magic was strongest.

You recovered the sword Demonbane, which belonged to Elleon. Eria, who seems to have a crush on Leander, confirmed that the blade belonged to the expedition's leader and that the corruption in the blade was demonic magic.

Rewards Edit

  • 800 XP
  • 80Copper

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