/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords | | | | Rune Guide | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Authors: eishin & Zaraf v1.4 2/7/2008 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Be sure to check out our high resolution world map! http://www.infinite-interactive.com/puzzlequest/map/ Also, check out fluxcapacitor66's websites for lots of good Puzzle Quest information compiled in an easy to read and use format! http://www.onewhowaits.com/puzzlequest/runes.html *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_{Table of Contents}-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- 1. Introduction 2. Rune List 3. Forging 4. Forged Item Names 5. Contact info 6. Acknowledgements 7. Copyright -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-{Introduction}-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- In Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, once you build a forge, you can start forging items with runes. Note: You DO NOT directly equip or wear the runes themselves. You MUST forge the runes into an item before it can be put to use. Runes come in three main types: Base, Modifier, and Power. For each item you forge, you must pick one of each type of rune, and the combined powers and abilities of all the runes will be passed onto the item you create. The more powerful the runes you add to your forged item, the more difficult the "forging mini-game" will be. See the forging section for more information about this. As mentioned, runes come in one of three types. Base Rune - This rune will determine what the final form of the item and where it will be worn; on the body, an accessory, helmet or as a weapon. Modifier Rune - This rune will modify the ability of one or both of the base and power runes Power Rune - This provides some form of a power boost to the item There are 4 runes that create weapons, 2 runes that create garments for the body, 2 runes for headgear, and 7 runes for accessories. -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_{Rune List}-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- The list of runes is in the following format: RUNE NAME (RUNE TYPE) Location: LOCATION - Runekeeper: RUNEKEEPER ABILITY RUNE NAME - the name of the rune RUNE TYPE - the type of rune (base, modifier, power). If the rune is a base type rune, then the type of item it will form is also included LOCATION - the name of the map location where this rune can be found RUNEKEEPER - the guardian you must fight before you will gain the rune ABILITY - the ability that the rune provides when forged *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Alphabetically Sorted List~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Rune of Air (Power Rune) Location: Agarian Pass - Runekeeper: Lv15 Griffon Gives +8 to Yellow Mana at the beginning of each combat. Rune of Axes (Base Rune - Weapon) Location: Blackhoof - Runekeeper: Lv25 Minotaur King Adds +3 to damage whenever you do 6 or more damage. Rune of Caverns (Power Rune) Location: Gornak's Gap - Runekeeper: Lv21 Orc Lord Adds +8% to Earth Resistance. Rune of Chaos (Modifier Rune) Location: Sartek's Maze - Runekeeper: Lv23 Minotaur Adds -1 to Base Rune ability and adds +200% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Crafting (Modifier Rune) Location: Receive automatically when you build a forge. Basic Modifier Rune. No additions to the item. Rune of Crowns (Base Rune - Helmet) Location: Siria - Runekeeper: Lv12 Knight Adds +3 to your Morale skill. Rune of Thought (Base Rune - Accessory) Location: Barthel - Runekeeper: Lv14 Imp Adds +3 to your Cunning Skill. Rune of Daggers (Base Rune - Weapon) Location: Receive automatically when you build a forge. Adds +1 to damage whenever you do 3 or more damage. Rune of Dragons (Modifier Rune) Location: Dragon Valley - Runekeeper: Lv35 Dragon Spider Adds +5 to Base Rune ability. Rune of Dwarves (Modifier Rune) Location: Hammer Pass - Runekeeper: Lv19 Sandworm Adds +2 to Base Rune ability and +50% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Earth (Power Rune) Location: Skellheim - Runekeeper: Lv14 Zombie Gives +8 to Green Mana at the beginning of each combat. Rune of Elves (Modifier Rune) Location: Alfland - Runekeeper: Lv25 Centaur Adds +1 to Base Rune ability and +75% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Fire (Power Rune) Location: Receive automatically when you build a forge. Gives +8 to Red Mana at the beginning of each combat. Rune of Flight (Base Rune - Body) Location: Elenia - Runekeeper: Lv15 Harpy Adds +3 to your Air Mastery. Rune of Giants (Modifier Rune) Location: Giants' Walk - Runekeeper: Lv30 Fire Giant Adds +3 to Base Rune ability and -50% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Glass (Power Rune) Location: Iceguard Keep - Runekeeper: Lv22 Dark Dwarf Adds +8% to Air Resistance. Rune of Goblins (Modifier Rune) Location: Bone Head - Runekeeper: Lv17 Goblin Adds +1 to Base Rune ability and +25% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Gods (Modifier Rune) Location: Valley of Kings - Runekeeper: Lv40 Arkliche Adds +4 to Base Rune ability and +100% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Greed (Power Rune) Location: Gildor - Runekeeper: Lv27 Thief Gives +20 to Gold whenever you win a combat. Rune of Ice (Power Rune) Location: Sea of Ice - Runekeeper: Lv23 Frost Giant Adds +8% to Fire Resistance. Rune of Jewels (Base Rune - Helmet) Location: Blood Moon - Runekeeper: Lv28 Gnoll Adds +2 to damage for each of your Mana Reserves that are full when doing 3 or more damage. Rune of Lava (Base Rune - Body) Location: Northern Kor - Runekeeper: Lv17 Fire Elemental Adds +3 to your Fire Mastery. Rune of Life (Power Rune) Location: Lake of Blood - Runekeeper: Lv28 Arboleth Adds +20 Experience whenever you win a combat. Rune of Mages (Modifier Rune) Location: Eldros' Tower - Runekeeper: Lv21 Iron Golem Adds +100% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Mastery (Modifier Rune) Location: Maethelburg - Runekeeper: Lv15 Wolf Adds +2 to Base Rune ability. Rune of Music (Base Rune - Accessory) Location: Hornburg - Runekeeper: Lv26 Wyvern Adds +1 to all of your Mana Reserves whenever you match 4 or 5 gems. Rune of Serpents (Base Rune - Accessory) Location: Tirianin - Runekeeper: Lv18 Medusa Adds +3 to your Water Mastery. Rune of Orbs (Base Rune - Accessory) Location: White Skull - Runekeeper: Lv24 Liche Adds +1 to all of your Mana Reserves whenever your enemy casts a spell. Rune of Plague (Power Rune) Location: Weret - Runekeeper: Lv26 Wolfrider Gives a 20% chance to cause Plague whenever you do damage. Rune of Poison (Power Rune) Location: Snake Fang - Runekeeper: Lv25 Giant Wasp Gives a 20% chance to cause Poison whenever you do damage. Rune of Roads (Base Rune - Accessory) Location: Ruins of Artum - Runekeeper: Lv16 Orc Adds +3 to your Earth Mastery. Rune of Shells (Power Rune) Location: Ragnar's Coast - Runekeeper: Lv20 Skelotaur Adds +8% to Water Resistance. Rune of Shields (Base Rune - Accessory) Location: Ar - Runekeeper: Lv30 Scorpion Does up to +1 damage to your enemy whenever you receive 6 or more damage. Rune of Staves (Base Rune - Weapon) Location: The Pike - Runekeeper: Lv22 Ogre Mage Adds +1 to your Earth, Fire, Water, and Air Mastery skills. Rune of Swords (Base Rune - Weapon) Location: Skullguard Keep - Runekeeper: Lv15 Wight Adds +2 to damage whenever you do 3 or more damage. Rune of Trolls (Power Rune) Location: Theira - Runekeeper: Lv17 Troll Gives +8 to maximum Life Points at the beginning of each combat. Rune of War (Base Rune - Accessory) Location: Gork - Runekeeper: Lv13 Ogre Adds +3 to your Battle skill. Rune of Water (Power Rune) Location: Bonebridge - Runekeeper: Lv16 Sea Serpent Gives +8 to Blue Mana at the beginning of each combat. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Sorted By Rune Level~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BASE RUNES ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rune of Daggers (Weapon) Location: Receive automatically when you build a forge. Adds +1 to damage whenever you do 3 or more damage. Rune of Swords (Weapon) Location: Skullguard Keep - Runekeeper: Lv15 Wight Adds +2 to damage whenever you do 3 or more damage. Rune of Crowns (Helmet) Location: Siria - Runekeeper: Lv12 Knight Adds +3 to your Morale skill. Rune of War (Accessory) Location: Gork - Runekeeper: Lv13 Ogre Adds +3 to your Battle skill. Rune of Thought (Accessory) Location: Barthel - Runekeeper: Lv14 Imp Adds +3 to your Cunning Skill. Rune of Flight (Body) Location: Elenia - Runekeeper: Lv15 Harpy Adds +3 to your Air Mastery. Rune of Roads (Accessory) Location: Ruins of Artum - Runekeeper: Lv16 Orc Adds +3 to your Earth Mastery. Rune of Lava (Body) Location: Northern Kor - Runekeeper: Lv17 Fire Elemental Adds +3 to your Fire Mastery. Rune of Serpents (Accessory) Location: Tirianin - Runekeeper: Lv18 Medusa Adds +3 to your Water Mastery. Rune of Axes (Weapon) Location: Blackhoof - Runekeeper: Lv25 Minotaur King Adds +3 to damage whenever you do 6 or more damage. Rune of Staves (Weapon) Location: The Pike - Runekeeper: Lv22 Ogre Mage Adds +1 to your Earth, Fire, Water, and Air Mastery skills. Rune of Orbs (Accessory) Location: White Skull - Runekeeper: Lv24 Liche Adds +1 to all of your Mana Reserves whenever your enemy casts a spell. Rune of Music (Accessory) Location: Hornburg - Runekeeper: Lv26 Wyvern Adds +1 to all of your Mana Reserves whenever you match 4 or 5 gems. Rune of Jewels (Helmet) Location: Blood Moon - Runekeeper: Lv28 Gnoll Adds +2 to damage for each of your Mana Reserves that are full when doing 3 or more damage. Rune of Shields (Accessory) Location: Ar - Runekeeper: Lv30 Scorpion Does up to +1 damage to your enemy whenever you receive 6 or more damage. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MODIFIER RUNES ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rune of Crafting Location: Receive automatically when you build a forge. Basic Modifier Rune. No additions to the item. Rune of Mastery Location: Maethelburg - Runekeeper: Lv15 Wolf Adds +2 to Base Rune ability. Rune of Goblins Location: Bone Head - Runekeeper: Lv17 Goblin Adds +1 to Base Rune ability and +25% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Dwarves Location: Hammer Pass - Runekeeper: Lv19 Sandworm Adds +2 to Base Rune ability and +50% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Mages Location: Eldros' Tower - Runekeeper: Lv21 Iron Golem Adds +100% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Chaos Location: Sartek's Maze - Runekeeper: Lv23 Minotaur Adds -1 to Base Rune ability and adds +200% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Elves Location: Alfland - Runekeeper: Lv25 Centaur Adds +1 to Base Rune ability and +75% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Giants Location: Giants' Walk - Runekeeper: Lv30 Fire Giant Adds +3 to Base Rune ability and -50% to Power Rune ability. Rune of Dragons Location: Dragon Valley - Runekeeper: Lv35 Dragon Spider Adds +5 to Base Rune ability. Rune of Gods Location: Valley of Kings - Runekeeper: Lv40 Arkliche Adds +4 to Base Rune ability and +100% to Power Rune ability. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- POWER RUNES ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rune of Fire Location: Receive automatically when you build a forge. Gives +8 to Red Mana at the beginning of each combat. Rune of Earth Location: Skellheim - Runekeeper: Lv14 Zombie Gives +8 to Green Mana at the beginning of each combat. Rune of Air Location: Agarian Pass - Runekeeper: Lv15 Griffon Gives +8 to Yellow Mana at the beginning of each combat. Rune of Water Location: Bonebridge - Runekeeper: Lv16 Sea Serpent Gives +8 to Blue Mana at the beginning of each combat. Rune of Trolls Location: Theira - Runekeeper: Lv17 Troll Gives +8 to maximum Life Points at the beginning of each combat. Rune of Shells Location: Ragnar's Coast - Runekeeper: Lv20 Skelotaur Adds +8% to Water Resistance. Rune of Caverns Location: Gornak's Gap - Runekeeper: Lv21 Orc Lord Adds +8% to Earth Resistance. Rune of Glass Location: Iceguard Keep - Runekeeper: Lv22 Dark Dwarf Adds +8% to Air Resistance. Rune of Ice Location: Sea of Ice - Runekeeper: Lv23 Frost Giant Adds +8% to Fire Resistance. Rune of Poison Location: Snake Fang - Runekeeper: Lv25 Giant Wasp Gives a 20% chance to cause Poison whenever you do damage. Rune of Plague Location: Weret - Runekeeper: Lv26 Wolfrider Gives a 20% chance to cause Plague whenever you do damage. Rune of Greed Location: Gildor - Runekeeper: Lv27 Thief Gives +20 to Gold whenever you win a combat. Rune of Life Location: Lake of Blood - Runekeeper: Lv28 Arboleth Adds +20 Experience whenever you win a combat. -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-{Forging}_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- To forge, you must first buy a forge in your citadel. Once you do that, you will automatically receive your first three runes and can start forging. To forge an item, you must select one runes from each of the three types of runes and you will enter into a mini-game which you must complete to successfully forge the item. The more powerful the runes, the more difficult the forging mini-game becomes. From Gametician: In your runes FAQ you state that the quality of rune items is based on the difficulty of forging the item, and that the difficulty is based on the quality of the runes you use. This is only partly true. The difficulty of forging is solely dependant on the modifier rune. Easy = Rune of Crafting Moderate = Rune of Mastery Hard = Rune of Goblins Very Hard = Rune of Dwarves Extremely Hard = Rune of Mages Insane = Rune of Chaos Almost Legendary = Rune of Elves Legendary = Rune of Giants Almost Godlike = Rune of Dragons Godlike = Rune of Gods Quoting Xavier Brown: There appears to be an error in your guide, from the "Forging" section, under the part contributed by Gametician. The modifier rune alone does not control the difficulty of the item; at this moment, I am matching the Rune of Flight, Rune of Gods, and Rune of Poison and the difficulty of the item is "Legendary" not "Godlike." Therefore, the difficulty of the item is not soley dependant upon the modifier rune. Runes are NOT consumed in forging, so you are free to use them as much as you want. Once you have 5 (or 6?) rune items you must sell them in a shop (for 1 gold) before you are able to forge another item. In the mini-game, there will be small hammer and anvil icons which you need to eliminate to win the mini-game. Depending on the difficulty of the item you are trying to forge, you will need a different amount of hammer and anvils. There are three ways to eliminate hammer and anvils: 1) Match three or more hammer and anvils 2) Eliminate hammer and anvils with row or column destruction 3) Have hammer and anvils within the 3x3 blast radius of exploding +5 skulls If you match four in a row, then the row or column with which the four in a row is aligned with will be eliminated, hence, row or column destruction. Matching five in a row will eliminate all of the matching types, as well as a row or a column. The special rule for this mini-game is that whenever a hammer and anvil is destroyed, the entire board resets. This can be either good or bad, but is generally beneficial. Since you lose when there are no more moves left on the board, the board resetting can open up many new moves, so always keep this in mind. If you run out of moves and lose, you can try again without any penalty, except to have restart the forging process. This can be quite frustrating when creating an item needing a lot of hammer and anvils, and failing near the end. arieswind has created a small list of the general number of hammer and anvils you need to break for each difficulty level. 1-4 Easy 5-6 Moderate 7-8 Hard 9-10 Very Hard 11-12 Extremely Hard 13-14 Insane 15-16 Almost Legendary 17-18 Legendary 19-20 Almost Godlike 21 Godlike I haven't fully verified if all of this is correct, but for the most part it is fairly close, so if anyone has any more accurate results to submit, please send them to us. -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_{Forged Item Names}-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Depending on the difficulty of creating an item, the "quality" of an item changes. This quality is reflected in the name of the resulting rune item that you create. This section contains a list of the various names that your rune item will have depending on the quality of it. The list is sorted by the type of rune. Example: "Dagger of Fire" is created from "easy" difficulty forging "Poniard of Fire" is created from "moderate" difficulty forging "Shiv of Fire" is created from "hard" difficlty forging Therefore, the Poniard is a higher quality than the Dagger, but lower quality than the Shiv. The ranks of quality are based upon the following 10 ranks of difficulities: Easy Moderate Hard Very Hard Extremely Hard Insane Almost Legendary Legendary Almost Godlike Godlike Rune of Daggers (Weapon) Dagger Poniard Shiv Kris Poker Razor Thorn Spike Dragonfang Godblade Rune of Swords (Weapon) Sword Broadsword Shortsword Runesword Blade Falchion Rapier Brand Dragonslayer Avenger Rune of Crowns (Helmet) Crown Diadem Cap Helm Tiara Horns Circlet Greathelm Crest Halo Rune of War (Accessory) Flag Banner Badge Symbol Field Mark Standard Totem Wing Aura Rune of Thought (Accessory) Scroll Tome Codex Manual Lexicon Grimoire Book Tablet Hide Writ Rune of Flight (Body) Cloak Cape Drape Mantle Shroud Veil Shawl Cover Scale Vestments Rune of Roads (Accessory) Shoes Greaves Sandals Boots Slippers Sabatons Striders Footwraps Talons Geta Rune of Lava (Body) Belt Strap Cinch Waistguard Cord Grasp Sash Girdle Sinew Clasp Rune of Serpents (Accessory) Ring Bracelet Loop Bracer Seal Circle Signet Hoop Band Link Rune of Axes (Weapon) Hand Axe Hatchet Chopper Battle Axe Tomahawk Reaver Francisca Cleaver Dragontooth Edge Rune of Staves (Weapon) Stick Wand Pole Rod Staff Splinter Sceptre Quarterstaff Tail Pillar Rune of Orbs (Accessory) Orb Sphere Ball Crystal Phylactery Scarab Stone Globe Eye Shard Rune of Music (Accessory) Zither Harpanola Horn Bugle Lyre Didgeridoo Psaltery Alphorn Dragonhorn Harp Rune of Jewels (Helmet) Necklace Pendant Bauble Medallion Amulet Talisman Charm Chain Collar Relic Rune of Shields (Accessory) Shield Guard Buckler Protector Targe Disk Defender Bulwark Reflector Aegis What were the developers smoking when they came up with most of these names and especially the order in which they put them? -_- -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-{Contact Info}-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- eishin's email address is "bcw@well.com" and Zaraf's email address is "fqureshi.zaraf@gmail.com". If you have any questions, comments, concerns, something to add, or if you notice a mistake or something, please send either of us an email about it. Thanks! -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-{Acknowledgements}-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Thanks to arieswind for the list of hammer and anvils required for each grade of item. Thanks to Isfan for finding the typo with the Rune of Troll description. Thanks to fluxcapacitor66 for creating, and allowing us to link to his websites. Thanks to Gametician for the extra info regarding forging difficulty. Thanks to Xavier Brown for providing some additional clarification. -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_{Copyright}-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- This document is hereby placed into the Public Domain.</p>