A History of Violins
|A History of Violins|
|Start Location:||Repentance Cavern|
|Recommended Level:||No Data|
|Added in:||Update 2.0|
The reclusive vampire Callisto's past was fatally intertwined with that of Vlad Dracula and Mara. To learn more, you will have to unearth his buried memories.
There are 4 tiers to this mission.
- Leaf through Callisto's memoirs
- On a desk, at the north side of the cave
- Go to the Monastery of the First Mother
- Marked on your map, at
- Locate the monastery library
- Marked on your map, to the right as you enter the Monastery ground, at
- Search the library
- There are numerous yellow-outlined books throughout the library, if you choose the wrong book, you will get a text that says "This book offers no insight on Callisto."
- Ovid's Metamorphoses, southeast corner of the library, at will show you some information, but will not advance the tier
- The one you want is on a desk at
- Go to the living quarters
Marked on your map at
- Search for the memento
- Enter the chapel
- North of the urn, marked on your map at
- Find the final memento
- You will fight the mobs in the chapel
- There are two groups of 6x each Damned Congregation
- There are two groups of 3x each Damned Congregation and 1x of Contemplator
- Finally, there is a Lingering One
- With care, they can all be pulled separately
- After you kill the Lingering One you can use the "Baptismal Font" that was behind him
- Doing so, causes the Plamen to appear. You must kill him
- After all the mobs are dead, you can use the letter on the ground.
- Note that there is no timer for using the letter, but it does disappear rather quickly, if you don't use it quick enough, you'll have to fight the Plamen again
- Callisto: You admire my collection? My library?
- Callisto: My torture chamber... Torture, yes...
- Callisto: For a poet writes his works in his heart's blood.
- Callisto: In life I was a man of the world, an "edonista" in the finest company. Writers, dancers, artists...
- Callisto: A warrior prince. And his dark-eyed princess...
- Callisto: Now I am as a withered, dry rose, pressed in my own books.
- Callisto: Cataloguing the long, famished years.
- Callisto: But I would suffer five hundred more if it would absolve my past.
- Callisto: I assure you, memories are more bitter than the cold. More maddening than the gale.
- Callisto: Like the vampires of the Gothic tales, make the mistake of inviting them in...
- Callisto: and they will consume you.
- Callisto: So I buried my memories in hallowed ground.
- Callisto: if you must know what haunts these rocky fangs and the castle perched upon them, you can dig into the snow and frozen earth like the penitent do.
- Callisto: Or read me as a cautionary tale, and leave them where they lie.
- Callisto: Cold and dead as my soul.
- Callisto: You, at least, have a choice.
- This mission is required for the Of Fauns and Fairytales achievement
- In the introductory cut-scene "edonista" is Italian, and translates to "Hedonist"
- The books in the library are:
- The Book of Job - A Hebrew book, written between the 4th and 7th century BC. It is one of the earliest Christian religious books.
- Liber Linteus Zagrabiensis - An Italian book (specifically Etruscan) written in the 3rd Century BC. It appears to be a religious text of some sort.
- Ovid's Metamorphoses - A Latin book, written in the 1st century. It is a series of myths and poems meant to explain the history of the world.
- Exeter Book - One of the largest collections of Old English literature. Written between 960 and 990.
- Tao Te Ching - A Chinese novel written between 4th and 6th century. It is one of the major religious texts for Taoism
- De consolatione philosophiae - A Roman book, written in the 6th century. Written by a prisoner condemned of treason. It is a spiritual and morality book without referring to any specific religion.
- The Book of One Thousand and One Nights - An Islamic book, written in the 10th Century. It is a collection of south-west Asian / Islamic stories and myths.
- The Tale of Genji - The first Japanese novel. Tells about nobles in court during the 11th century.
- La Chanson de Roland - A French poem, written in the 11th century. It talks about the Battle of Roncevaux
- Hayy ibn Yaqdhan - The first Arabic novel. Written in the 12th century, the title translates to "The Self-Taught Philosopher"
- Liber Pontificalis - A christian religious/historical book, written in the 17th century. It is a biography and history of Christian (Roman) popes.
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