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Crafting Bench /28

IDModRequireItemClassesUnlock
NikoTwo Sockets1x Jeweller's OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldFirst Azurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine
NikoThree Sockets3x Jeweller's OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldFirst Azurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine
NikoFour Sockets10x Jeweller's OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldAzurite Vault in the Azurite Mine
NikoFive Sockets70x Jeweller's OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldAzurite Fissure in the Azurite Mine
NikoSix Sockets350x Jeweller's OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldAbyssal Chamber in the Azurite Mine
NikoTwo Linked Sockets1x Orb of FusingOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldHowling Den in the Azurite Mine
NikoThree Linked Sockets3x Orb of FusingOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldSweltering Burrow in the Azurite Mine
NikoFour Linked Sockets5x Orb of FusingOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldBeast Burrow in the Azurite Mine
NikoFive Linked Sockets150x Orb of FusingOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldHaunted Remains in the Azurite Mine
NikoSix Linked Sockets1500x Orb of FusingOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldPrimeval Chamber in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least One Red Socket4x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, Shield, Ring, AmuletAzurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Two Red Sockets25x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldAzurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Three Red Sockets120x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldRuined Chamber in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least One Green Socket4x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, Shield, Ring, AmuletAzurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Two Green Sockets25x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldAzurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Three Green Sockets120x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldRuined Chamber in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least One Blue Socket4x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, Shield, Ring, AmuletAzurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Two Blue Sockets25x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldAzurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Three Blue Sockets120x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldRuined Chamber in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least One Red and One Green Socket15x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldAzurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least One Red and One Blue Socket15x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldAzurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least One Green and One Blue Socket15x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldAzurite Cavity in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Two Red and One Green Socket100x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldRuined Chamber in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Two Red and One Blue Socket100x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldRuined Chamber in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Two Green and One Red Socket100x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldRuined Chamber in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Two Green and One Blue Socket100x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldRuined Chamber in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Two Blue and One Green Socket100x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldRuined Chamber in the Azurite Mine
NikoAt Least Two Blue and One Red Socket100x Chromatic OrbOne Hand Melee, Two Hand Melee, One Hand Ranged, Two Hand Ranged, Body Armour, Gloves, Boots, Helmet, ShieldRuined Chamber in the Azurite Mine

Niko /187

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IntroductionSeems like the rain's brought out a few worms! Don't think I'm an easy mark, exile. I've spent more than enough time around exiles to know which way the dagger's pointing, and I'll happily give it a shove in your direction if you try anything... wormy.

I'm conducting a little dig... The sort of enterprise that could make someone with your particular 'skill set' a very handsome living. Don't worry, you'll not be moving much dirt. No, no... Why smash rocks when you could smash skulls, eh?
IntroductionQuite liked it here, you know, right up until the bloody mountainside started bloody...well...bleedin'. Thought for sure I was hallucinating, 'til the others started screaming and scrambling. Always nice to get a little reassurance about your sanity, eh?
IntroductionWell, this nice little outpost here's been, shall we say, marred. Don't get me wrong, I love a splash of colour, I just don't love that colour splashing on me and my friends here. Why do I get the feeling you were involved...?
IntroductionBlood everywhere around here... Startin' to remind me of my time in that little room back in Oriath. All that digging really made a mess of me hands. The mitts ain't just for protecting me against the sulphite you know.
IntroductionHow can there be this much blood, exile? Where's it coming from? Where's it going? Know what I think? I think it's going back into the mountain. One big loop, exile. One bloody big loop, and someone's down there pumpin it.
IntroductionThis is a bad omen, exile. A real baaaad sign. What if all the water's turning to blood, eh? They say the Cataclysm did all sorts of strange things. This seems pretty strange to me! Been having a lot of dreams where I drink all that blood up. My body swells up like a big grape. Can't hold it in. BANG! I'm gone. What do you think that means, eh? Maybe I'm the only one who can stop it... Maybe I'm the reason it's here in the first place.
Voltaxic SulphiteSee that? One moment, big blades, next moment, gone! Should be able to go in there now. Heard this place reeked of Voltaxic Sulphite back in the day. I was planning on having a wander down there, only... I think I can hear things shuffling around down there, and I'm more of a lover than a fighter.

Actually, if you're headed in there, maybe you could do us a favour. See, I run a little mining operation of my own. Mining's dangerous at the best of times, but it's suicidal without a proper source of light. I've got lights, just ain't got no power. Run on Voltaxic Sulphite, they do. Nasty rocks. Stink like a dozen eggs rotting in the summer sun on the back of a whale carcass, and they're less stable than the High Templar on a bad day. Bloody toxic too.

Keep your nostrils peeled for some Voltaxic Sulphite while you're down there, or anywhere really.
Voltaxic SulphiteAh, this is the stuff. Good nose, exile. You find more and I'll come right over. Don't touch it though. Stuff'll send you mad without the right precautions. You think I want to be dressed like this?

Tell you what - how about we take a look around my mine. Talk to me when you're ready to go.
Voltaxic SulphiteAh, this is the stuff. Good nose, exile. You find more and I'll come right over. Don't touch it though. Stuff'll send you mad without the right precautions. You think I want to be dressed like this?

Tell you what - how about we take a look around my mine. Talk to me when you're ready to go.
Fractured WallsBlew up a wall, did you? And you're back in one piece! Impressive. Hope you found something nice on the other side.

Well, exile, that's all there really is to it. Simple, really. So... bugger off to find more ore for us, eh?
The Azurite MineNot the prettiest spot in Wraeclast, but relatively dry and safe as long as you stay in the light. Never cared about a good view anyway. Much prefer a cozy spot indoors. Not many of those on Wraeclast that aren't filled with bloody flesheaters though, eh?
The Azurite MineHuh... Thought I heard you in there earlier. Went to check because I didn't see you, and sure enough, you weren't there. Could've sworn I heard something down there in the shafts though.
The Azurite MineI think they're back, exile. The voices. I can hear them talking to me down there. Just whispers, here and there. Whispers, and scratching. Like they're buried somewhere deep. Can't make out any words, but I can feel their emotions. They're not happy. Not happy at all.
The Azurite MineLayers on layers on layers. That's how we build. Sarn built over the ruins of the Vaal. The Vaal built over an abyss of bones. What's below the bones, exile?

I can still hear them down there, rattling around, pawing at the rocks. They want out. Want what we have. Want to take our lives over. Want to take our minds over.
The Azurite MineGot to keep digging, exile. Got to keep digging! Need to let them out. Need to stop the chatter. They're too loud, exile. And they're all angry. Shouting at us. Can't understand a word. Probably get more done if they would be quiet for just one moment.

How do you stand the noise, exile? Can't even think with the bloody racket they're making. Wish someone would make 'em... disappear.
The DarknessThe darkness within those walls is unnatural. It does not fade in the presence of light... It retreats. Like a living beast. I'd not wander too far from the lamps if I were you.
The DarknessThe deeper we go, the more the darkness scares me. I've seen nothing like it before, and I hope to see nothing like it again. Stay in the light, exile, unless you wish to die.
The DarknessIt's out there, exile. Watching us. It's all around us. Can you feel it? The darkness wants our flesh. Wants to devour us like all that came before. Something is fuelling it. Something... Or someone.
The DarknessCan you hear them, exile? They're locked away down there. The darkness has them imprisoned... Bait, trying to coax us out of the light. But we're not so dumb, are we, exile? No no no... We'll not be lured into the darkness so easily.
The DarknessThey're calling us... They're calling us again, exile. And we have to answer. Need to get to them. Free them. They need us, exile. You need to hurry. The darkness is crowding around us, exile. It's so hungry. It licks at our minds, tasting our fear. Lick lick lick! Only a taste though, exile. Only a taste for now.
Voltaxic GeneratorBeen working on this machine on and off for years. Hard to really test it without the raw materials from the mine. You're here now, though, so maybe that'll change.

This beauty can take the azurite you find in there and turn it into flares and dynamite. Enough azurite, and I can make this thing more efficient than it already is. Able to hold a lot more sulphite, and able to make better flares and dynamite.
Voltaxic GeneratorImpressive ain't she? It's where Crawler gets its power, and what keeps the lights down there lit.

Find some Azurite down there, you can toss it in this, and out comes something a little more deadly. Or bright, if that's your style.
Voltaxic GeneratorWith the right materials, you can make some very nice things with my machine. Put a lot of work into making it do what it does.

Honestly... Think someone's been tampering with it. Might be trying to steal my designs.

Over my dead and rotting body, eh?
Voltaxic GeneratorTell me, what do you think is worth more: this machine, or the power and light it can create? Suppose you know the answer already. Wouldn't be stupid enough to try and take it from me, would they?

Couldn't use it even if they did. Needs azurite ores, and they're deep in the darkness. Even they'd not be stupid enough to wander in there... Ha! Love to see them try.
Voltaxic GeneratorMachine's worth more than my life. Or yours, should it come to that, exile. No man or woman alive today could replicate it. They'll try, though. Oh, they'll try. They'll crack her open like an egg. Let her goo run across the ground and back into the mines. Back into the darkness. Gobbled up.

Won't let that happen. Would kill anyone who tries to take her in a heartbeat. Even you, exile. Even you.
Underground CitiesWhole Eternal Empire was built on the ruins of the Vaal, so it ain't surprising that we'd run up against Vaal ruins down there. Seen some other traces, though. People who weren't Eternals or Vaal. Thought I'd just hit an old Vaal burial ground, 'til I realised just how many bones there were... and that they were used to build. Ain't a historian, but never heard of the Vaal using human bones to make buildings.
Underground CitiesDon't be surprised if you find yourself surrounded by Vaal ruins when you get deep enough. Whole Eternal Empire was built on their ruins. Might even see some of their cursed dead wandering the halls. But if you see... other ruins... best watch yourself. Nothin' collects that many bones peacefully.
Underground CitiesYou'll run across plenty of ruins down there. Eternal, Vaal, and... others. You'd know if you'd seen them. Bones everywhere. Walls of bones. Pillars. Piles and piles and piles. All different sizes. Child sized bones. The Vaal were bloody and merciless, but they were better than what came before. Went no deeper once I saw that. Wish I'd not gone that deep in the first place.
Underground CitiesCan you hear 'em walking around down there? The Vaal, holed up in their ruins, still scrabbling at the walls and floors. Empire's been dead for thousands of years, but they ain't. Not dead enough for me, anyway. They're below us, but what's below them? I know... Can you hear them rattling their bones, exile? Beckoning us deeper and deeper, into their pit of bones? What's below the bones, exile? What's below the bones?
Underground CitiesEternal relics on Vaal ruins. Vaal ruins on a living graveyard. Down and down and down. Layers and layers. Years and years. Never stopped building up so we never stop digging down, eh? Only a matter of time until we're buried too, exile. What secrets will be buried with us? What secrets remain to be dug up? heeheehee... I know a secret, exile. Do you?
ProsperoPiles of gold, eh? Ain't a goldmine, so sounds like you stumbled across an old shrine to Prospero. Any miner worth his rocksalt knows Prospero. Might've even tried to make a deal with him for riches or life. Prospero's followers think the two are more or less interchangeable. If you believe in that stuff, I've got a flying rhoa to sell you.
ProsperoThought most of the old cults died with the Eternal Empire, but it sounds like you found a shrine to Prospero. He was supposedly in charge of all things that came out of the earth. Miners left him tributes. Guess they were hoping Prospero would protect them from a cave-in. Or an explosion. Or toxic gases.

Have I mentioned how dangerous this job is?
ProsperoA dirty deal made deep in the dirt. That's what the gold piles down there mean. A bargain with the God of Wealth and the Underworld, Prospero. That it remains there is proof that Prospero is no more. Or... maybe the offering was recent. Hope you left it undisturbed. Wouldn't want to tempt a god's wrath, would you? Eh?
ProsperoTried to make a trade with Prospero, they did. That's why you saw gold down there. Someone wanted to avoid a dark fate. Gave away all their wealth. But it's still there, so... the God of Wealth must be full-up. Or the god never existed. Bunch of myths and stories to scare children and sap money from the mad and stupid. I'm not stupid though, am I? No... Not stupid.
ProsperoWhat good is gold to the dead? Can't spend if you can't move or breath. Can't line the pockets of your betters, can you? Prospero, God of the Shining Rocks! He'll keep you alive down there... for a price. That's what they say, anyway. That's what they keep saying. Keep telling me to give more. Give away my beauties. But what do I get for it? Can't prove I didn't die already, can they? Can't prove we're not all already dead! Until I'm dead, the rocks are mine.

Prospero can come and get them if he wants them so badly... Heheheheheh... Wonder what the blood of a god tastes like.
OriathGrew up in Oriath. Used to love the city... Spent my youth combing the woods around it for Sulphite. No one else knew how to handle the stuff, but the Templar had a voracious appetite for it. Needed it to power whatever god-forsaken machines they were building. Made a very healthy living for myself until...

Well, let's just say, for a while I thought I was a... a prophet. The Templar don't take so kindly to people calling themselves prophets. Locked me up in a madhouse, but I dug my way out. The Templar like escapees even less than they like false prophets, so here I am, digging around in Eternal rubble.
OriathIf you knew how to handle Voltaxic Sulphite without blowing your arms off, you could make a lot of money in Oriath. As you can see, I still have my arms. Sold piles of Sulphite to the Templar. Knew better than to ask what they needed it for. But when people who weren't really there started talking to me, I didn't know better than to ask the Templar for help.

Ever break out of a Templar-run mental-asylum? Easier than ya think. Easier than hiding from the Templar when they go looking for ya. They shipped me off to Wraeclast as soon as they found me. Easier to forget I exist than to help me get rid of the voices, eh?
OriathProbably heard about all the weird experiments the Templar were doin' back in Oriath, eh? Probably seen some of the results around here. Need a lot of power to do something like that, I imagine... It just so happens I used to be the supplier of that power. Knew no one else who could handle Voltaxic Sulphite in Oriath. Made a lot of money selling the stuff to the Templar.

When I started hearing things... people... I went to the Templar for help. Thought they'd do a favour for their favourite miner. Locked me up instead! Me! In a bloody mental asylum! Should've bought them off, but I dug out instead. Should've bought them off when they caught up to me and tried to ship me off to Wraeclast, but my head wasn't right. Still might not be.
OriathMade myself very rich selling Voltaxic Sulphite to the Templar. Didn't know what they were doing with it, but it wasn't hard to guess. Was a couple years ago that I started hearing... them. The voices. Talking to me. Telling me things about the people around me. Things I shouldn't know. Secrets. Wonderful, violent secrets.

Went to the Templar and told 'em what I knew. What I was getting told. Who was telling it. Templar didn't bloody believe me. Locked me up in a... in a prison! But my little messenger told me how to escape. Told me to dig. Dig, dig, dig. Dug my way to freedom. Templar didn't like that, no no. Sent an army after me. Tossed me on a slaver's ship and sent me to Wraeclast to rot. But I'm not rotting, am I, exile? I'm healthier than I've ever been, heheheh.
OriathHeheheh, they thought they could put ol' Niko to rest. Thought I'd die out here. Thought I'd keep the Templar's dirty little secret to myself! But I'm still breathin'. Still digging their beautiful rocks out of the ground, just like I was back in Oriath. But they ain't getting a single. Bloody. One.

They thought they'd lock me away from the angry voices in that dark room, but I got out. Ran through the square in my bloody prison garb. Hands bleeding everywhere. Must've tracked my blood to find me. Couldn't kill me though, could they. Had to send me to the cursed continent to die. Think they're still trying to get me, exile? Sending their ugly little spies my way?

Maybe we'll feed them to the darkness.
Invite to HideoutThis'll do nicely, exile.
The MinesHey, mate, what's going on? Came all the way here to see what's what in this famous mine, but there's a bloody big glowing wall blocking it. Can't squeeze through!
IntroductionSeems like the rain's brought out a few worms! Don't think I'm an easy mark, exile. I've spent more than enough time around exiles to know which way the dagger's pointing, and I'll happily give it a shove in your direction if you try anything... wormy.

I'm conducting a little dig... The sort of enterprise that could make someone with your particular 'skill set' a very handsome living. Don't worry, you'll not be moving much dirt. No, no... Why smash rocks when you could smash skulls, eh?
Voltaxic SulphiteAh, this is the stuff. Good nose, exile. You find more and I'll come right over. Don't touch it though. Stuff'll send you mad without the right precautions. You think I want to be dressed like this?

Tell you what - how about we take a look around my mine. Talk to me when you're ready to go.
Voltaxic SulphiteAh, this is the stuff. Good nose, exile. You find more and I'll come right over. Don't touch it though. Stuff'll send you mad without the right precautions. You think I want to be dressed like this?

Tell you what - how about we take a look around my mine. Talk to me when you're ready to go.
Voltaxic SulphiteUsed to mine the stuff for the Templar. Dunno why they needed all that power. Didn't really care to find out, neither. Less I know about their business, the better. Stopped mining it for a while when my brain turned to mush. Heard and saw things that weren't really there. All better now, though.
Voltaxic SulphiteYou'll get used to the smell after a bit. Might even start to miss it. Curious rock, that sulphite. Only found near the surface. Can't think of any other rock quite like it.

Its... interesting properties make it tricky to handle. Not many people want or need it. Not many people can stomach the smell. Kept me in business for a good long while 'til I ended up in the madhouse. Mostly better now, though. Mostly.
Voltaxic SulphiteLove the stuff, really. The weight, the roughness... The way it makes my hands and brain tingle, like they're covered in hundreds of tiny little ants. Need more and more to keep the lights in the mine going, which is fine by me.
Voltaxic SulphiteBeen a long time since I was around this much sulphite. Forgot how it made me feel. Strong! But... Forgot how many others want it. How loud they are. They're after it. Might try to kill me to get it. Tear me apart, squeeze the dust from my skin. Might try to do the same to you, exile.
Voltaxic SulphiteThey're definitely after it, exile. Want our pretty little rocks. Circling us like a pack of wolves. Like the darkness deep down in the mine. They want to swallow us both up and take our rocks. But we will have the last laugh. "HA!" We'll say. HA! HA!

The sulphite's ours. Pumping light into the darkness with our pretty little rocks. Carrying us deeper and deeper into the unknown and unknowable.

Closer and closer... to them.
OriathGrew up in Oriath. Used to love the city... Spent my youth combing the woods around it for Sulphite. No one else knew how to handle the stuff, but the Templar had a voracious appetite for it. Needed it to power whatever god-forsaken machines they were building. Made a very healthy living for myself until...

Well, let's just say, for a while I thought I was a... a prophet. The Templar don't take so kindly to people calling themselves prophets. Locked me up in a madhouse, but I dug my way out. The Templar like escapees even less than they like false prophets, so here I am, digging around in Eternal rubble.
OriathIf you knew how to handle Voltaxic Sulphite without blowing your arms off, you could make a lot of money in Oriath. As you can see, I still have my arms. Sold piles of Sulphite to the Templar. Knew better than to ask what they needed it for. But when people who weren't really there started talking to me, I didn't know better than to ask the Templar for help.

Ever break out of a Templar-run mental-asylum? Easier than ya think. Easier than hiding from the Templar when they go looking for ya. They shipped me off to Wraeclast as soon as they found me. Easier to forget I exist than to help me get rid of the voices, eh?
OriathProbably heard about all the weird experiments the Templar were doin' back in Oriath, eh? Probably seen some of the results around here. Need a lot of power to do something like that, I imagine... It just so happens I used to be the supplier of that power. Knew no one else who could handle Voltaxic Sulphite in Oriath. Made a lot of money selling the stuff to the Templar.

When I started hearing things... people... I went to the Templar for help. Thought they'd do a favour for their favourite miner. Locked me up instead! Me! In a bloody mental asylum! Should've bought them off, but I dug out instead. Should've bought them off when they caught up to me and tried to ship me off to Wraeclast, but my head wasn't right. Still might not be.
OriathMade myself very rich selling Voltaxic Sulphite to the Templar. Didn't know what they were doing with it, but it wasn't hard to guess. Was a couple years ago that I started hearing... them. The voices. Talking to me. Telling me things about the people around me. Things I shouldn't know. Secrets. Wonderful, violent secrets.

Went to the Templar and told 'em what I knew. What I was getting told. Who was telling it. Templar didn't bloody believe me. Locked me up in a... in a prison! But my little messenger told me how to escape. Told me to dig. Dig, dig, dig. Dug my way to freedom. Templar didn't like that, no no. Sent an army after me. Tossed me on a slaver's ship and sent me to Wraeclast to rot. But I'm not rotting, am I, exile? I'm healthier than I've ever been, heheheh.
OriathHeheheh, they thought they could put ol' Niko to rest. Thought I'd die out here. Thought I'd keep the Templar's dirty little secret to myself! But I'm still breathin'. Still digging their beautiful rocks out of the ground, just like I was back in Oriath. But they ain't getting a single. Bloody. One.

They thought they'd lock me away from the angry voices in that dark room, but I got out. Ran through the square in my bloody prison garb. Hands bleeding everywhere. Must've tracked my blood to find me. Couldn't kill me though, could they. Had to send me to the cursed continent to die. Think they're still trying to get me, exile? Sending their ugly little spies my way?

Maybe we'll feed them to the darkness.
Voltaxic GeneratorBeautiful find, Exile. Generator's full-up though. Might be a good time to go for a dig, eh?
Beautiful find, Exile. Generator's full-up though. Might be a good time to go for a dig, eh?
Voltaxic GeneratorPlenty of energy in this one, but the generator is at capacity. How about you visit the mine?
Plenty of energy in this one, but the generator is at capacity. How about you visit the mine?
Voltaxic GeneratorNo room for this right now with the generator as full as it is, but better I take it than someone else.
No room for this right now with the generator as full as it is, but better I take it than someone else.
Voltaxic GeneratorTrying to overload the generator, are ya? Thing's full-up. Full to the tippy top! How about you use some of this sulphite we've collected.
Trying to overload the generator, are ya? Thing's full-up. Full to the tippy top! How about you use some of this sulphite we've collected.
Voltaxic GeneratorLovely sulphite, all for me. Brimming with sulphite already, the generator is. Couldn't fit more if I wanted to! Come and see, exile! Come and see!
Lovely sulphite, all for me. Brimming with sulphite already, the generator is. Couldn't fit more if I wanted to! Come and see, exile! Come and see!
IntroductionSeems like the rain's brought out a few worms! Don't think I'm an easy mark, exile. I've spent more than enough time around exiles to know which way the dagger's pointing, and I'll happily give it a shove in your direction if you try anything... wormy.

I'm conducting a little dig... The sort of enterprise that could make someone with your particular 'skill set' a very handsome living. Don't worry, you'll not be moving much dirt. No, no... Why smash rocks when you could smash skulls, eh?
Voltaxic SulphiteAh, this is the stuff. Good nose, exile. You find more and I'll come right over. Don't touch it though. Stuff'll send you mad without the right precautions. You think I want to be dressed like this?

Tell you what - how about we take a look around my mine. Talk to me when you're ready to go.
Voltaxic SulphiteAh, this is the stuff. Good nose, exile. You find more and I'll come right over. Don't touch it though. Stuff'll send you mad without the right precautions. You think I want to be dressed like this?

Tell you what - how about we take a look around my mine. Talk to me when you're ready to go.
Voltaxic SulphiteUsed to mine the stuff for the Templar. Dunno why they needed all that power. Didn't really care to find out, neither. Less I know about their business, the better. Stopped mining it for a while when my brain turned to mush. Heard and saw things that weren't really there. All better now, though.
Voltaxic SulphiteYou'll get used to the smell after a bit. Might even start to miss it. Curious rock, that sulphite. Only found near the surface. Can't think of any other rock quite like it.

Its... interesting properties make it tricky to handle. Not many people want or need it. Not many people can stomach the smell. Kept me in business for a good long while 'til I ended up in the madhouse. Mostly better now, though. Mostly.
Voltaxic SulphiteLove the stuff, really. The weight, the roughness... The way it makes my hands and brain tingle, like they're covered in hundreds of tiny little ants. Need more and more to keep the lights in the mine going, which is fine by me.
Voltaxic SulphiteBeen a long time since I was around this much sulphite. Forgot how it made me feel. Strong! But... Forgot how many others want it. How loud they are. They're after it. Might try to kill me to get it. Tear me apart, squeeze the dust from my skin. Might try to do the same to you, exile.
Voltaxic SulphiteThey're definitely after it, exile. Want our pretty little rocks. Circling us like a pack of wolves. Like the darkness deep down in the mine. They want to swallow us both up and take our rocks. But we will have the last laugh. "HA!" We'll say. HA! HA!

The sulphite's ours. Pumping light into the darkness with our pretty little rocks. Carrying us deeper and deeper into the unknown and unknowable.

Closer and closer... to them.
OriathGrew up in Oriath. Used to love the city... Spent my youth combing the woods around it for Sulphite. No one else knew how to handle the stuff, but the Templar had a voracious appetite for it. Needed it to power whatever god-forsaken machines they were building. Made a very healthy living for myself until...

Well, let's just say, for a while I thought I was a... a prophet. The Templar don't take so kindly to people calling themselves prophets. Locked me up in a madhouse, but I dug my way out. The Templar like escapees even less than they like false prophets, so here I am, digging around in Eternal rubble.
OriathIf you knew how to handle Voltaxic Sulphite without blowing your arms off, you could make a lot of money in Oriath. As you can see, I still have my arms. Sold piles of Sulphite to the Templar. Knew better than to ask what they needed it for. But when people who weren't really there started talking to me, I didn't know better than to ask the Templar for help.

Ever break out of a Templar-run mental-asylum? Easier than ya think. Easier than hiding from the Templar when they go looking for ya. They shipped me off to Wraeclast as soon as they found me. Easier to forget I exist than to help me get rid of the voices, eh?
OriathProbably heard about all the weird experiments the Templar were doin' back in Oriath, eh? Probably seen some of the results around here. Need a lot of power to do something like that, I imagine... It just so happens I used to be the supplier of that power. Knew no one else who could handle Voltaxic Sulphite in Oriath. Made a lot of money selling the stuff to the Templar.

When I started hearing things... people... I went to the Templar for help. Thought they'd do a favour for their favourite miner. Locked me up instead! Me! In a bloody mental asylum! Should've bought them off, but I dug out instead. Should've bought them off when they caught up to me and tried to ship me off to Wraeclast, but my head wasn't right. Still might not be.
OriathMade myself very rich selling Voltaxic Sulphite to the Templar. Didn't know what they were doing with it, but it wasn't hard to guess. Was a couple years ago that I started hearing... them. The voices. Talking to me. Telling me things about the people around me. Things I shouldn't know. Secrets. Wonderful, violent secrets.

Went to the Templar and told 'em what I knew. What I was getting told. Who was telling it. Templar didn't bloody believe me. Locked me up in a... in a prison! But my little messenger told me how to escape. Told me to dig. Dig, dig, dig. Dug my way to freedom. Templar didn't like that, no no. Sent an army after me. Tossed me on a slaver's ship and sent me to Wraeclast to rot. But I'm not rotting, am I, exile? I'm healthier than I've ever been, heheheh.
OriathHeheheh, they thought they could put ol' Niko to rest. Thought I'd die out here. Thought I'd keep the Templar's dirty little secret to myself! But I'm still breathin'. Still digging their beautiful rocks out of the ground, just like I was back in Oriath. But they ain't getting a single. Bloody. One.

They thought they'd lock me away from the angry voices in that dark room, but I got out. Ran through the square in my bloody prison garb. Hands bleeding everywhere. Must've tracked my blood to find me. Couldn't kill me though, could they. Had to send me to the cursed continent to die. Think they're still trying to get me, exile? Sending their ugly little spies my way?

Maybe we'll feed them to the darkness.
Voltaxic GeneratorBeautiful find, Exile. Generator's full-up though. Might be a good time to go for a dig, eh?
Beautiful find, Exile. Generator's full-up though. Might be a good time to go for a dig, eh?
Voltaxic GeneratorPlenty of energy in this one, but the generator is at capacity. How about you visit the mine?
Plenty of energy in this one, but the generator is at capacity. How about you visit the mine?
Voltaxic GeneratorNo room for this right now with the generator as full as it is, but better I take it than someone else.
No room for this right now with the generator as full as it is, but better I take it than someone else.
Voltaxic GeneratorTrying to overload the generator, are ya? Thing's full-up. Full to the tippy top! How about you use some of this sulphite we've collected.
Trying to overload the generator, are ya? Thing's full-up. Full to the tippy top! How about you use some of this sulphite we've collected.
Voltaxic GeneratorLovely sulphite, all for me. Brimming with sulphite already, the generator is. Couldn't fit more if I wanted to! Come and see, exile! Come and see!
Lovely sulphite, all for me. Brimming with sulphite already, the generator is. Couldn't fit more if I wanted to! Come and see, exile! Come and see!
Talk to NikoEh? Oh. I'm busy right now.
Eh? Oh. I'm busy right now.
Eh? Oh. I'm busy right now.
IntroductionSeems like the rain's brought out a few worms! Don't think I'm an easy mark, exile. I've spent more than enough time around exiles to know which way the dagger's pointing, and I'll happily give it a shove in your direction if you try anything... wormy.

I'm conducting a little dig... The sort of enterprise that could make someone with your particular 'skill set' a very handsome living. Don't worry, you'll not be moving much dirt. No, no... Why smash rocks when you could smash skulls, eh?
The Azurite MineLooks like shite, eh? Well, don't judge a mine by its entrance. Eternals used to pull all sorts of goodies out of these rocks, and they never had my secret weapon.

Just inside the mineshaft is my creaky little Crawler. Took one of the ol' Eternal torture devices and... repurposed it. Oh, it can still tear your skin off like peeling a fruit, but hopefully it won't try to. Instead, it can lay down a daisy chain of lights powered by that Voltaxic Sulphite. You'll want to be on the lookout for more of that, mind you.

This big beauty next to me? My pride and joy. Feeds Crawler with refined and purified sulphite. And it's capable of taking all sorts of the raw materials strewn below ground and turning 'em into sources of light and explosives.

How 'bout you head underground and follow the mechanical little bugger to an azurite vein, eh?
The Azurite MineBeauty. Look at it sparkle. Glows like blue embers in the dark. My machine here can turn these rocks into something a little more useful, but you'll need more than you've currently got. Come back once you've found more Azurite, eh?
Flares and DynamiteBeauty. Look at it sparkle. Glows like blue embers in the dark. My machine here can turn these rocks into something a little more useful. You might need some extra light down there, so how 'bout you put a few flares together.

Mine's also full of dead ends and things that oughta be dead themselves, so get a blasting stick while you're at it. Should have enough for both on ya.
Fractured WallsHot little pair of sticks you got. Mind you don't get 'em mixed up. Don't want to have to mop you up... though I suppose blowing yourself to bits is better than getting lost in the dark down there.

I suggest you bring a few sticks of dynamite and a few flares when you venture down there. Crawler will guide you to some large ore veins, but tossing a flare into the gloom might reveal some very pretty little treasures.

Since the mine's been around for so long, all the easy pickings have already been pinched. Might have to do some excavating of your own if you want something truly precious.

There're some fragile-looking walls down there. Reckon a well-placed stick of dynamite will turn those walls to rubble. Why don't you give that a go, eh? I'll let you keep whatever you find on the other side.
Fractured WallsBlew up a wall, did you? And you're back in one piece! Impressive. Hope you found something nice on the other side.

Well, exile, that's all there really is to it. Simple, really. So... bugger off to find more ore for us, eh?
The Azurite MineNot the prettiest spot in Wraeclast, but relatively dry and safe as long as you stay in the light. Never cared about a good view anyway. Much prefer a cozy spot indoors. Not many of those on Wraeclast that aren't filled with bloody flesheaters though, eh?
The Azurite MineHuh... Thought I heard you in there earlier. Went to check because I didn't see you, and sure enough, you weren't there. Could've sworn I heard something down there in the shafts though.
The Azurite MineI think they're back, exile. The voices. I can hear them talking to me down there. Just whispers, here and there. Whispers, and scratching. Like they're buried somewhere deep. Can't make out any words, but I can feel their emotions. They're not happy. Not happy at all.
The Azurite MineLayers on layers on layers. That's how we build. Sarn built over the ruins of the Vaal. The Vaal built over an abyss of bones. What's below the bones, exile?

I can still hear them down there, rattling around, pawing at the rocks. They want out. Want what we have. Want to take our lives over. Want to take our minds over.
The Azurite MineGot to keep digging, exile. Got to keep digging! Need to let them out. Need to stop the chatter. They're too loud, exile. And they're all angry. Shouting at us. Can't understand a word. Probably get more done if they would be quiet for just one moment.

How do you stand the noise, exile? Can't even think with the bloody racket they're making. Wish someone would make 'em... disappear.
The DarknessThe darkness within those walls is unnatural. It does not fade in the presence of light... It retreats. Like a living beast. I'd not wander too far from the lamps if I were you.
The DarknessThe deeper we go, the more the darkness scares me. I've seen nothing like it before, and I hope to see nothing like it again. Stay in the light, exile, unless you wish to die.
The DarknessIt's out there, exile. Watching us. It's all around us. Can you feel it? The darkness wants our flesh. Wants to devour us like all that came before. Something is fuelling it. Something... Or someone.
The DarknessCan you hear them, exile? They're locked away down there. The darkness has them imprisoned... Bait, trying to coax us out of the light. But we're not so dumb, are we, exile? No no no... We'll not be lured into the darkness so easily.
The DarknessThey're calling us... They're calling us again, exile. And we have to answer. Need to get to them. Free them. They need us, exile. You need to hurry. The darkness is crowding around us, exile. It's so hungry. It licks at our minds, tasting our fear. Lick lick lick! Only a taste though, exile. Only a taste for now.
Voltaxic GeneratorBeen working on this machine on and off for years. Hard to really test it without the raw materials from the mine. You're here now, though, so maybe that'll change.

This beauty can take the azurite you find in there and turn it into flares and dynamite. Enough azurite, and I can make this thing more efficient than it already is. Able to hold a lot more sulphite, and able to make better flares and dynamite.
Voltaxic GeneratorImpressive ain't she? It's where Crawler gets its power, and what keeps the lights down there lit.

Find some Azurite down there, you can toss it in this, and out comes something a little more deadly. Or bright, if that's your style.
Voltaxic GeneratorWith the right materials, you can make some very nice things with my machine. Put a lot of work into making it do what it does.

Honestly... Think someone's been tampering with it. Might be trying to steal my designs.

Over my dead and rotting body, eh?
Voltaxic GeneratorTell me, what do you think is worth more: this machine, or the power and light it can create? Suppose you know the answer already. Wouldn't be stupid enough to try and take it from me, would they?

Couldn't use it even if they did. Needs azurite ores, and they're deep in the darkness. Even they'd not be stupid enough to wander in there... Ha! Love to see them try.
Voltaxic GeneratorMachine's worth more than my life. Or yours, should it come to that, exile. No man or woman alive today could replicate it. They'll try, though. Oh, they'll try. They'll crack her open like an egg. Let her goo run across the ground and back into the mines. Back into the darkness. Gobbled up.

Won't let that happen. Would kill anyone who tries to take her in a heartbeat. Even you, exile. Even you.
Underground CitiesWhole Eternal Empire was built on the ruins of the Vaal, so it ain't surprising that we'd run up against Vaal ruins down there. Seen some other traces, though. People who weren't Eternals or Vaal. Thought I'd just hit an old Vaal burial ground, 'til I realised just how many bones there were... and that they were used to build. Ain't a historian, but never heard of the Vaal using human bones to make buildings.
Underground CitiesDon't be surprised if you find yourself surrounded by Vaal ruins when you get deep enough. Whole Eternal Empire was built on their ruins. Might even see some of their cursed dead wandering the halls. But if you see... other ruins... best watch yourself. Nothin' collects that many bones peacefully.
Underground CitiesYou'll run across plenty of ruins down there. Eternal, Vaal, and... others. You'd know if you'd seen them. Bones everywhere. Walls of bones. Pillars. Piles and piles and piles. All different sizes. Child sized bones. The Vaal were bloody and merciless, but they were better than what came before. Went no deeper once I saw that. Wish I'd not gone that deep in the first place.
Underground CitiesCan you hear 'em walking around down there? The Vaal, holed up in their ruins, still scrabbling at the walls and floors. Empire's been dead for thousands of years, but they ain't. Not dead enough for me, anyway. They're below us, but what's below them? I know... Can you hear them rattling their bones, exile? Beckoning us deeper and deeper, into their pit of bones? What's below the bones, exile? What's below the bones?
Underground CitiesEternal relics on Vaal ruins. Vaal ruins on a living graveyard. Down and down and down. Layers and layers. Years and years. Never stopped building up so we never stop digging down, eh? Only a matter of time until we're buried too, exile. What secrets will be buried with us? What secrets remain to be dug up? heeheehee... I know a secret, exile. Do you?
ProsperoPiles of gold, eh? Ain't a goldmine, so sounds like you stumbled across an old shrine to Prospero. Any miner worth his rocksalt knows Prospero. Might've even tried to make a deal with him for riches or life. Prospero's followers think the two are more or less interchangeable. If you believe in that stuff, I've got a flying rhoa to sell you.
ProsperoThought most of the old cults died with the Eternal Empire, but it sounds like you found a shrine to Prospero. He was supposedly in charge of all things that came out of the earth. Miners left him tributes. Guess they were hoping Prospero would protect them from a cave-in. Or an explosion. Or toxic gases.

Have I mentioned how dangerous this job is?
ProsperoA dirty deal made deep in the dirt. That's what the gold piles down there mean. A bargain with the God of Wealth and the Underworld, Prospero. That it remains there is proof that Prospero is no more. Or... maybe the offering was recent. Hope you left it undisturbed. Wouldn't want to tempt a god's wrath, would you? Eh?
ProsperoTried to make a trade with Prospero, they did. That's why you saw gold down there. Someone wanted to avoid a dark fate. Gave away all their wealth. But it's still there, so... the God of Wealth must be full-up. Or the god never existed. Bunch of myths and stories to scare children and sap money from the mad and stupid. I'm not stupid though, am I? No... Not stupid.
ProsperoWhat good is gold to the dead? Can't spend if you can't move or breath. Can't line the pockets of your betters, can you? Prospero, God of the Shining Rocks! He'll keep you alive down there... for a price. That's what they say, anyway. That's what they keep saying. Keep telling me to give more. Give away my beauties. But what do I get for it? Can't prove I didn't die already, can they? Can't prove we're not all already dead! Until I'm dead, the rocks are mine.

Prospero can come and get them if he wants them so badly... Heheheheheh... Wonder what the blood of a god tastes like.
OriathGrew up in Oriath. Used to love the city... Spent my youth combing the woods around it for Sulphite. No one else knew how to handle the stuff, but the Templar had a voracious appetite for it. Needed it to power whatever god-forsaken machines they were building. Made a very healthy living for myself until...

Well, let's just say, for a while I thought I was a... a prophet. The Templar don't take so kindly to people calling themselves prophets. Locked me up in a madhouse, but I dug my way out. The Templar like escapees even less than they like false prophets, so here I am, digging around in Eternal rubble.
OriathIf you knew how to handle Voltaxic Sulphite without blowing your arms off, you could make a lot of money in Oriath. As you can see, I still have my arms. Sold piles of Sulphite to the Templar. Knew better than to ask what they needed it for. But when people who weren't really there started talking to me, I didn't know better than to ask the Templar for help.

Ever break out of a Templar-run mental-asylum? Easier than ya think. Easier than hiding from the Templar when they go looking for ya. They shipped me off to Wraeclast as soon as they found me. Easier to forget I exist than to help me get rid of the voices, eh?
OriathProbably heard about all the weird experiments the Templar were doin' back in Oriath, eh? Probably seen some of the results around here. Need a lot of power to do something like that, I imagine... It just so happens I used to be the supplier of that power. Knew no one else who could handle Voltaxic Sulphite in Oriath. Made a lot of money selling the stuff to the Templar.

When I started hearing things... people... I went to the Templar for help. Thought they'd do a favour for their favourite miner. Locked me up instead! Me! In a bloody mental asylum! Should've bought them off, but I dug out instead. Should've bought them off when they caught up to me and tried to ship me off to Wraeclast, but my head wasn't right. Still might not be.
OriathMade myself very rich selling Voltaxic Sulphite to the Templar. Didn't know what they were doing with it, but it wasn't hard to guess. Was a couple years ago that I started hearing... them. The voices. Talking to me. Telling me things about the people around me. Things I shouldn't know. Secrets. Wonderful, violent secrets.

Went to the Templar and told 'em what I knew. What I was getting told. Who was telling it. Templar didn't bloody believe me. Locked me up in a... in a prison! But my little messenger told me how to escape. Told me to dig. Dig, dig, dig. Dug my way to freedom. Templar didn't like that, no no. Sent an army after me. Tossed me on a slaver's ship and sent me to Wraeclast to rot. But I'm not rotting, am I, exile? I'm healthier than I've ever been, heheheh.
OriathHeheheh, they thought they could put ol' Niko to rest. Thought I'd die out here. Thought I'd keep the Templar's dirty little secret to myself! But I'm still breathin'. Still digging their beautiful rocks out of the ground, just like I was back in Oriath. But they ain't getting a single. Bloody. One.

They thought they'd lock me away from the angry voices in that dark room, but I got out. Ran through the square in my bloody prison garb. Hands bleeding everywhere. Must've tracked my blood to find me. Couldn't kill me though, could they. Had to send me to the cursed continent to die. Think they're still trying to get me, exile? Sending their ugly little spies my way?

Maybe we'll feed them to the darkness.
Light RadiusDeeper you go, the more claustrophobic it feels. Like the darkness is closing in. Might be, exile. Might be trying to strangle ya. Might be time we try to squeeze a little more juice out of those lights. If you've got any Azurite spare, could be worth upgrading the lights at the generator.
Light RadiusThought I was imagining things the first time I saw it. The darkness... squeezing in. Wish I was just imagining it, but... The deeper you go, the harder it squeezes. You oughta put some of your azurite towards making our lights a bit brighter at the generator.
Light RadiusYou've seen it. I know you have. The darkness deep down there... it's growing stronger. Squeezing the light. Can't survive without the light though, can ya? Need to give it a kick up the arse. Use some of the azurite you've collected to make the lights shine brighter, else you'll have no room to bloody move.
Light RadiusYou've done it now, exile. You've really done it now. Look how the darkness crowds around the light, waiting to pounce on you. The deeper you go, the stronger it gets. Pushes in towards the light. Only one way to fight back, exile. More light. Brighter light! Upgrade it at the generator with your ore. See how the darkness feels about that, eh? Heheheheh.
Light RadiusThe darkness is coming for you, exile. The deeper you go, the stronger it pushes in towards the light. Can't stop it, either. Can only slow it down by making the lights shine brighter. Brighter and brighter they shine with the generator's help. Will it be enough? No way of knowing!
Darkness ResistanceThe depths you're exploring are dangerous, exile. Not talking about the bloody monsters - if you stray into the darkness in your state, you'll be torn to shreds. Reckon you should use a little Azurite to insulate yourself from the darkness. Won't completely protect you, but... well, you won't die quite so fast. Generator ought to be able to take care of it for you, if you have the ore. Well... Go on.
Darkness ResistanceWasn't long ago I went too deep into the mine too quickly. Chasing glittering riches, I was. Lost track of me light. Strayed into the dark. Felt as if my skin was being eaten from the inside of my body. I was lucky to make it back. The deeper you go, the quicker the darkness will kill you. You need to insulate yourself at the generator. No amount of Azurite's worth your life.
Darkness ResistanceIt's angry now, exile. The darkness is angry. Angry that you are walking among it, alive. It wants you dead, and the deeper you go, the stronger it gets. Don't let it get you. Use some azurite at the generator to insulate yourself from it. Didn't hire you just to feed you to the bloody darkness.
Darkness ResistanceLook at yourself. Think you're ready to face whatever lies deeper in those mines, do ya? Think the equipment you're wearing will keep you alive? Ha! The darkness will eat right through that. It's strong, exile. Stronger than you. Only thing that might keep you standing is using some azurite to insulate yourself. I'd do that if I were you. Generator can take care of it for ya. Or if you'd rather, you can just submit to the darkness like all the others, heheheheh.
Darkness ResistanceFelt the sting of the hungering gloom yet? All in due time. It's hungrier than it has ever been, the darkness. Hungrier than it's ever been, and there's nothing that will sate it. You can only try to make yourself taste rotten to it. Use some of your ore at the generator, and maybe, just maybe, you'll live a little longer. Heheheh.
Invite to HideoutThis'll do nicely, exile.
Talk to NikoEh? Oh. I'm busy right now.
Eh? Oh. I'm busy right now.
Eh? Oh. I'm busy right now.
The CrawlerThis is Crawler. Capable of scouting out a few of the valuables hidden down here, but needs your muscle to get to 'em. Tell it where you want to go, and try to stay alive 'til you get there. Crawler will burn through sulphite on the way, and we ain't made of sulphite, so choose carefully.

How about you follow it to a nearby Azurite vein, eh? Make sure you stick near Crawler's light. Believe me... you don't want to get dragged into the darkness.
The CrawlerThis is Crawler. Capable of scouting out a few of the valuables hidden down here, but needs your muscle to get to 'em. Tell it where you want to go, and try to stay alive 'til you get there. Crawler will burn through sulphite on the way, and we ain't made of sulphite, so choose carefully.

How about you follow it to a nearby Azurite vein, eh? Make sure you stick near Crawler's light. Believe me... you don't want to get dragged into the darkness.
Fractured WallsBlew up a wall, did you? And you're back in one piece! Impressive. Hope you found something nice on the other side.

Well, exile, that's all there really is to it. Simple, really. So... bugger off to find more ore for us, eh?
The Azurite MineNot the prettiest spot in Wraeclast, but relatively dry and safe as long as you stay in the light. Never cared about a good view anyway. Much prefer a cozy spot indoors. Not many of those on Wraeclast that aren't filled with bloody flesheaters though, eh?
The Azurite MineHuh... Thought I heard you in there earlier. Went to check because I didn't see you, and sure enough, you weren't there. Could've sworn I heard something down there in the shafts though.
The Azurite MineI think they're back, exile. The voices. I can hear them talking to me down there. Just whispers, here and there. Whispers, and scratching. Like they're buried somewhere deep. Can't make out any words, but I can feel their emotions. They're not happy. Not happy at all.
The Azurite MineLayers on layers on layers. That's how we build. Sarn built over the ruins of the Vaal. The Vaal built over an abyss of bones. What's below the bones, exile?

I can still hear them down there, rattling around, pawing at the rocks. They want out. Want what we have. Want to take our lives over. Want to take our minds over.
The Azurite MineGot to keep digging, exile. Got to keep digging! Need to let them out. Need to stop the chatter. They're too loud, exile. And they're all angry. Shouting at us. Can't understand a word. Probably get more done if they would be quiet for just one moment.

How do you stand the noise, exile? Can't even think with the bloody racket they're making. Wish someone would make 'em... disappear.
The DarknessThe darkness within those walls is unnatural. It does not fade in the presence of light... It retreats. Like a living beast. I'd not wander too far from the lamps if I were you.
The DarknessThe deeper we go, the more the darkness scares me. I've seen nothing like it before, and I hope to see nothing like it again. Stay in the light, exile, unless you wish to die.
The DarknessIt's out there, exile. Watching us. It's all around us. Can you feel it? The darkness wants our flesh. Wants to devour us like all that came before. Something is fuelling it. Something... Or someone.
The DarknessCan you hear them, exile? They're locked away down there. The darkness has them imprisoned... Bait, trying to coax us out of the light. But we're not so dumb, are we, exile? No no no... We'll not be lured into the darkness so easily.
The DarknessThey're calling us... They're calling us again, exile. And we have to answer. Need to get to them. Free them. They need us, exile. You need to hurry. The darkness is crowding around us, exile. It's so hungry. It licks at our minds, tasting our fear. Lick lick lick! Only a taste though, exile. Only a taste for now.
Underground CitiesWhole Eternal Empire was built on the ruins of the Vaal, so it ain't surprising that we'd run up against Vaal ruins down there. Seen some other traces, though. People who weren't Eternals or Vaal. Thought I'd just hit an old Vaal burial ground, 'til I realised just how many bones there were... and that they were used to build. Ain't a historian, but never heard of the Vaal using human bones to make buildings.
Underground CitiesDon't be surprised if you find yourself surrounded by Vaal ruins when you get deep enough. Whole Eternal Empire was built on their ruins. Might even see some of their cursed dead wandering the halls. But if you see... other ruins... best watch yourself. Nothin' collects that many bones peacefully.
Underground CitiesYou'll run across plenty of ruins down there. Eternal, Vaal, and... others. You'd know if you'd seen them. Bones everywhere. Walls of bones. Pillars. Piles and piles and piles. All different sizes. Child sized bones. The Vaal were bloody and merciless, but they were better than what came before. Went no deeper once I saw that. Wish I'd not gone that deep in the first place.
Underground CitiesCan you hear 'em walking around down there? The Vaal, holed up in their ruins, still scrabbling at the walls and floors. Empire's been dead for thousands of years, but they ain't. Not dead enough for me, anyway. They're below us, but what's below them? I know... Can you hear them rattling their bones, exile? Beckoning us deeper and deeper, into their pit of bones? What's below the bones, exile? What's below the bones?
Underground CitiesEternal relics on Vaal ruins. Vaal ruins on a living graveyard. Down and down and down. Layers and layers. Years and years. Never stopped building up so we never stop digging down, eh? Only a matter of time until we're buried too, exile. What secrets will be buried with us? What secrets remain to be dug up? heeheehee... I know a secret, exile. Do you?
ProsperoPiles of gold, eh? Ain't a goldmine, so sounds like you stumbled across an old shrine to Prospero. Any miner worth his rocksalt knows Prospero. Might've even tried to make a deal with him for riches or life. Prospero's followers think the two are more or less interchangeable. If you believe in that stuff, I've got a flying rhoa to sell you.
ProsperoThought most of the old cults died with the Eternal Empire, but it sounds like you found a shrine to Prospero. He was supposedly in charge of all things that came out of the earth. Miners left him tributes. Guess they were hoping Prospero would protect them from a cave-in. Or an explosion. Or toxic gases.

Have I mentioned how dangerous this job is?
ProsperoA dirty deal made deep in the dirt. That's what the gold piles down there mean. A bargain with the God of Wealth and the Underworld, Prospero. That it remains there is proof that Prospero is no more. Or... maybe the offering was recent. Hope you left it undisturbed. Wouldn't want to tempt a god's wrath, would you? Eh?
ProsperoTried to make a trade with Prospero, they did. That's why you saw gold down there. Someone wanted to avoid a dark fate. Gave away all their wealth. But it's still there, so... the God of Wealth must be full-up. Or the god never existed. Bunch of myths and stories to scare children and sap money from the mad and stupid. I'm not stupid though, am I? No... Not stupid.
ProsperoWhat good is gold to the dead? Can't spend if you can't move or breath. Can't line the pockets of your betters, can you? Prospero, God of the Shining Rocks! He'll keep you alive down there... for a price. That's what they say, anyway. That's what they keep saying. Keep telling me to give more. Give away my beauties. But what do I get for it? Can't prove I didn't die already, can they? Can't prove we're not all already dead! Until I'm dead, the rocks are mine.

Prospero can come and get them if he wants them so badly... Heheheheheh... Wonder what the blood of a god tastes like.
OriathGrew up in Oriath. Used to love the city... Spent my youth combing the woods around it for Sulphite. No one else knew how to handle the stuff, but the Templar had a voracious appetite for it. Needed it to power whatever god-forsaken machines they were building. Made a very healthy living for myself until...

Well, let's just say, for a while I thought I was a... a prophet. The Templar don't take so kindly to people calling themselves prophets. Locked me up in a madhouse, but I dug my way out. The Templar like escapees even less than they like false prophets, so here I am, digging around in Eternal rubble.
OriathIf you knew how to handle Voltaxic Sulphite without blowing your arms off, you could make a lot of money in Oriath. As you can see, I still have my arms. Sold piles of Sulphite to the Templar. Knew better than to ask what they needed it for. But when people who weren't really there started talking to me, I didn't know better than to ask the Templar for help.

Ever break out of a Templar-run mental-asylum? Easier than ya think. Easier than hiding from the Templar when they go looking for ya. They shipped me off to Wraeclast as soon as they found me. Easier to forget I exist than to help me get rid of the voices, eh?
OriathProbably heard about all the weird experiments the Templar were doin' back in Oriath, eh? Probably seen some of the results around here. Need a lot of power to do something like that, I imagine... It just so happens I used to be the supplier of that power. Knew no one else who could handle Voltaxic Sulphite in Oriath. Made a lot of money selling the stuff to the Templar.

When I started hearing things... people... I went to the Templar for help. Thought they'd do a favour for their favourite miner. Locked me up instead! Me! In a bloody mental asylum! Should've bought them off, but I dug out instead. Should've bought them off when they caught up to me and tried to ship me off to Wraeclast, but my head wasn't right. Still might not be.
OriathMade myself very rich selling Voltaxic Sulphite to the Templar. Didn't know what they were doing with it, but it wasn't hard to guess. Was a couple years ago that I started hearing... them. The voices. Talking to me. Telling me things about the people around me. Things I shouldn't know. Secrets. Wonderful, violent secrets.

Went to the Templar and told 'em what I knew. What I was getting told. Who was telling it. Templar didn't bloody believe me. Locked me up in a... in a prison! But my little messenger told me how to escape. Told me to dig. Dig, dig, dig. Dug my way to freedom. Templar didn't like that, no no. Sent an army after me. Tossed me on a slaver's ship and sent me to Wraeclast to rot. But I'm not rotting, am I, exile? I'm healthier than I've ever been, heheheh.
OriathHeheheh, they thought they could put ol' Niko to rest. Thought I'd die out here. Thought I'd keep the Templar's dirty little secret to myself! But I'm still breathin'. Still digging their beautiful rocks out of the ground, just like I was back in Oriath. But they ain't getting a single. Bloody. One.

They thought they'd lock me away from the angry voices in that dark room, but I got out. Ran through the square in my bloody prison garb. Hands bleeding everywhere. Must've tracked my blood to find me. Couldn't kill me though, could they. Had to send me to the cursed continent to die. Think they're still trying to get me, exile? Sending their ugly little spies my way?

Maybe we'll feed them to the darkness.
EinharEinhar... Bloody Einhar won't leave me alone! "We are best friends yes? We will survive the bloody first ones yes?" No, Einhar, none of that is true and you're bloody crazy. And wash yourself once in a bloody while, will ya!
EinharThat Einhar keeps lugging skins and organs over to me, like they're bloody gifts. What am I supposed to do with half a hellion kidney, Einhar? Eh? I don't want it. No one wants it. No one wants you. Just stay in your little zoo!
EinharYou know, me and him have spent a little time together now, and I must say... I really don't like him. He smells and he talks too much. I told him to piss off and he laughed and slapped me on the back! I wasn't bloody joking.
EinharEinhar's a bloody lunatic. But you know what? He's growing on me. I don't want to actively hit him in the face with a rock, so that's something. Weird thing is, when he's not around, I still hear his laugh. Or someone's laugh... Might be my laugh.
EinharMy beasty mate. What a guy. Heck of a shot. Loves a laugh. Rips animals apart and brings me all sorts of odd giblets. Can't believe I used to hate him! Dunno what changed if I'm honest, but since we're all stuck together, I ain't complaining.
AlvaI'm plenty familiar with her type. Sniffin' around for treasure but doing anything they can to make sure it's not their own nose that gets dirty. No thank you.
AlvaI know 'er, sure. Don't care much for her. She's the type of person that gets others to do the hard work. Rather just do me own work, thank you.
AlvaSeen her sniffin' around my mine... Reckon she was looking for some unguarded goods. Lucky for me I own nothing of value!
AlvaOh yes... The time traveller. Says she can go back in time. Must mean she's from the future, eh? Yet when I asked her what I was gonna do next, she couldn't tell me. Very suspicious.
AlvaThat girl... She's been eyeing my machine. I know she's after it. Greedy little-... She can't have it. Can't even touch it. She tries, and I'll bury her alive.
JunSomethin' about masks just put me on the defensive. Probably has something to do with my less-than-pleasant run-ins with the Templar. But she seems like an alright sort. Not exactly one to mess with, what with those bloody big blades of hers.
JunShe's hiding her face, but her eyes tell you everything you need to know, don't they. Curious. A thinker. The type of person who looks you in the eye but sees every other movement too. Dangerous.
JunThe thing about her is... she's so... normal. It's like she's trying to blend in so hard that she sticks out. Suspicious if you ask me... very, very suspicious. Not that I'd tell her that. I've seen what she can do with a knife.
JunOoooh, she's up to something. Nobody with those darty little eyes and massive blades is completely innocent. Dunno what she's hidin', but I'm sure I'll find out soon enough.
JunNice girl, she is. Very nice indeed. Too nice. Whatever it is she's hiding with that little performance, its big, exile. Big and heavy. A boulder-sized secret that threatens to sink our nice little ship.
ZanaZana's bright. Brighter than anyone else I can think of, actually, and since I live surrounded by literal darkness, I know a thing or two about bright. When I hit a wall with my own machinery, she's the one I talk to.
ZanaThere aren't many people worthy of praise left in this world, but Zana is one of them. She outwitted the Templar, built a magnificent device, and hasn't tried to kill anyone in front of me yet. A rare gem indeed.
ZanaClever and ambitious, that Zana. And with a kind heart! That's a particularly rare find in this day and age. Still... I can't shake the feeling there's something she's not telling me. Something... important.
ZanaZana's hiding something. She's very clever, so it's not obvious, but I've seen her...fidgeting. And fretting. What is there to fret about? Something she hasn't told us, that's what. She's lucky I like her...
ZanaShh. Don't want her hearing. I think she's found something she doesn't want the rest of us to know about. Know what I think it is?... That's right, exile... another mine. A secret load of Azurite. And she's keeping it all for herself. But her secret's safe with me! ...err... Us, I guess.
HelenaShe's smart enough to know that the blackguards are bad news... Though she did join 'em in the first place. Well, we've all made bad decisions, eh? Couldn't have been easy deciding to leave 'em neither. They're not exactly the most forgiving lot.
HelenaHelena's a good egg. Her moral compass was a little bent, but Oriath'll do that to ya, as we both know all too well. Got a pretty good brain in her too. Not quite as knowledgeable as me about rocks, but who is, eh?
HelenaBeen thinkin' that maybe I oughta keep an eye on that girl. She seems pretty desperate to stay hidden. Gotta ask yourself why... She says she's worried about blackguards, but who knows how true that really is, eh?
HelenaShe says she's still on the run from the blackguards, but... how do we really know where her loyalties lie? Wish we could crack her head open and see what her brain's doing. She looks like a fighter though. Not really much of a fighter, myself. Just gonna keep an eye on her for now.
HelenaHelena... Clever, kind, polite... seems too good to be true, if you ask me. You ask me, I think it IS too good to be true. Reckon she's got some sinister plans... Oh, she hasn't done anything...untoward...yet, but why would she blow her cover like that, eh? No, she's biding her time. Well I'm biding mine too. Let's see who lasts longer. Let's just wait and see, eh?
NavaliDunno how I feel about Navali. Seems to me like the power to see the future could make someone very prosperous, but she's keeping tight-lipped about anything that could help me! Seems pretty selfish, if you ask me.
NavaliI want to like Navali. I really do. But... did you know she's bloody undead?! I've seen what the undead can do, exile, and let me tell you, it's hard to trust someone who might eat your face at any moment.
NavaliSometimes Navali looks over at me and just... frowns. Not an angry frown, more like... pity? I know she's seeing my future... Doesn't exactly fill me with hope. If my future's looking grim, I'd quite frankly rather not know.
NavaliHow can Navali sit there, knowing what's going to happen to all of us, keeping those lips tightly sealed, eh? She knows exactly where and when each of us is going to die. That's creepy. And she won't bloody tell us? That's... evil.
NavaliShe knows too much, exile. Too much! And there's nothing we can do about it! Can't kill her, since she's already bloody dead. Can't make her tell us what she knows, because even if we know, we can't bloody do a thing to change it. What's the point? What's the point in anything!?
Talk to NikoEh? Oh. I'm busy right now.
Eh? Oh. I'm busy right now.
Eh? Oh. I'm busy right now.
Talk to NikoEh? Oh. I'm busy right now.
Eh? Oh. I'm busy right now.
Eh? Oh. I'm busy right now.

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MasterNameMaster LevelCost
NikoGhostly Fog7150000
NikoFetid Smog719000
NikoCave Pillar49530
NikoCave Stalagmite31740
NikoCave Trash1280
NikoUrn1280
NikoDen Pillar49530
NikoDen Large Rock1860
NikoDen Small Rock1280
NikoDen Stalagmites1280
NikoDen Large Stalagmites313800
NikoPrison Bunk1860
NikoPrison Desk1860
NikoPrison Table1860
NikoSewer Moss1280
NikoSewer Pipes1280
NikoStone Pieces31740
NikoStone Shattered Pieces31740
NikoFlat Stone Slabs49530
NikoStacked Stone Slabs57500
NikoMarket Debris2720
NikoMarket Shelf49530
NikoShelf Debris2720
NikoLarge Shelf638000
NikoPrison Rostrum638000
NikoTools Board638000
NikoPrison Stocks49530
NikoPrison Rack35200
NikoHanging Cage522500
NikoSpiked Chair638000
NikoIron Boot2720
NikoPrison Cage522500
NikoTorture Table757000
NikoIron Maiden638000
NikoBastinado31740
NikoScavenger's Daughter31740
NikoScattered Books31740
NikoLibrary Book Pile43220
NikoSceptre Of God Debris2720
NikoWagon Debris2720
NikoDark Cargo Wagon638000
NikoLight Cargo Wagon560000
NikoTravel Wagon7150000
NikoDamaged Barrels31740
NikoDamaged Cargo2720
NikoDamaged Shelves57500
NikoRailway522500
NikoMarket Pillar49530
NikoHigh Chair1280
NikoDisplay Case757000
NikoSkeleton Display638000
NikoSkull Display522500
NikoMessy Study Table757000
NikoSteam Pipes49530
NikoSlum Building7150000
NikoIron Fence522500
NikoStone Hitching Post35200
NikoTorture Device7150000
NikoLibrary Bust49530
NikoLibrary Statue638000
NikoPipe Kit35200
NikoCopper Chest49530
NikoAxiom Pillar49530
NikoPrison Bars719000
NikoPedestal Cage719000
NikoRuined Fence57500
NikoWorn Anvil31740
NikoBricks1280
NikoGrigor's Wall49530
NikoWooden Fence49530
NikoLow Fire Pit22160
NikoHanging Brazier522500
NikoWooden Post612700
NikoStone Post49530
NikoWooden Hut560000
NikoScavenged Rug35200
NikoFunctional Stall757000
NikoElaborate Stall7150000
NikoStall Counter638000
NikoCrystal Debris719000
NikoSurgical Debris612700
NikoVoll's Confession6102000
NikoCrumbled Barricade43220
NikoCrumbled Boxes1280
NikoCrumbled Carts1280
NikoCrumbled Flag43220
NikoWeathered Tent522500
NikoCorrupt Marble522500
NikoFossilised Miners638000
NikoMine Rock3720
NikoMine Cart35200
NikoWater Pipe43220
NikoMaraketh Lantern612700
NikoHighgate Column757000
NikoWater Fog757000
NikoLabyrinth Cogs638000
NikoLabyrinth Lever638000
NikoWall Switch522500
NikoLabyrinth Plaque425300
NikoBroken Ornate Fence57500
NikoOrnate Fence522500
NikoBroken Spikes57500
NikoLabyrinth Corpses43220
NikoShattered Blade43220
NikoBlade Sentry Debris43220
NikoBroken Blade Sentry57500
NikoBroken Spinner Debris43220
NikoBroken Spinner57500
NikoDart Debris43220
NikoEdge Blade6102000
NikoSawblade Tracks43220
NikoSpinner Tracks43220
NikoGoddess Statue560000
NikoOil Lamp612700
NikoOrnate Vase612700
NikoStrange Globe638000
NikoMetal Relic Stand522500
NikoOrnate Relic Stand522500
NikoTiny Relic Stand57500
NikoSmall Relic Stand57500
NikoSmall Looted Stand57500
NikoRelic Stand638000
NikoLooted Stand612700
NikoSmall Relic Display638000
NikoSmall Looted Display638000
NikoSmall Relic Table638000
NikoSmall Looted Table638000
NikoRelic Display757000
NikoLooted Display719000
NikoRelic Table757000
NikoLooted Table719000
NikoLarge Relic Display757000
NikoRelic Case638000
NikoLooted Case638000
NikoRelic Crate638000
NikoLooted Crate638000
NikoMap Board638000
NikoScattered Papers612700
NikoReliquary Pillar57500
NikoShrouded Furniture719000
NikoDiscarded Sheet719000
NikoBroken Glass43220
NikoRelic Pile49530
NikoPower Cable57500
NikoTower Pod757000
NikoTower Apparatus7360000
NikoSteam Hydrant57500
NikoFloor Pipes612700
NikoWall Machinery638000
NikoGenerator638000
NikoStatue of the Sisters6102000
NikoAbyssal Ritual Circle7360000
NikoAbyssal Whale Bones7150000
NikoAshen Bonfire638000
NikoAzurite Bucket12300
NikoAzurite Chunk49530
NikoAzurite Vein7150000
NikoCatherine Wheel638000
NikoCharred Crater57500
NikoClay Bucket35200
NikoDecorative Rug57500
NikoIron Brazier12300
NikoIron Candelabra25760
NikoIron Lantern35200
NikoIron Stove638000
NikoJug3720
NikoLaboratory Alembic560000
NikoLaboratory Apparatus57500
NikoLaboratory Fireplace638000
NikoLaboratory Flask43220
NikoLaboratory Flask Tower638000
NikoLaboratory Pipe57500
NikoLaboratory Shelf638000
NikoLaboratory Tank560000
NikoMetal Lantern35200
NikoAzurite Mine Cart49530
NikoMining Equipment560000
NikoMining Machinery6102000
NikoMushroom Cluster1280
NikoOvergrown Corpse1280
NikoSmithing Equipment560000
NikoSulphite Light49530
NikoSulphite Vein638000
NikoSulphur Stack638000
NikoVolcanic Pebble612700
NikoVolcanic Rock612700
NikoWooden Stool43220
NikoWooden Tray57500
NikoWooden Workbench49530