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Strangers from a Strange Land

Posted by Nordavind on December 28, 2013
Last updated by Vikestart on August 10, 2014
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Savage Coast Red (155,870) XP

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PAX13 330  BB4
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Tier 1

Objective: Examine Red’s map

The map hangs on the wall above the TV. Interact with the map to examine it.

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Objective: Locate the first rune stone

This mission was added in Issue #2, so when it was released most people would easily spot the characteristics of Blue Mountain on the map. That’s right, you need to move out of the cuddly warmth of Savage Coast and into the meat grinder that is Blue Mountain.

 

WARNING: If you have never visited Blue Mountain before you will die. A lot. This is where the game tells you to rethink your builds and tactics, largely because the mobs are meaner and they move in packs. If you are not a deck builder or tactician, a visit to the build section of this site or the official forum is strongly advised.

 

Back to the quest at hand. First, head north up the road from Reds shop through the tunnel leading to Blue mountains.

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After having reached Blue Mountain, open your mission journal and then click the image file under Tier 1. It will show you Reds map. If you now open the real map, you should see the similarities and where the stones are located. If not I have made a nice overlay map for your viewing pleasure. I will start with the “R” (525,250), then move counter clockwise on the map.

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Objective: Examine the rune stone

Interact with the rune stone to examine it.

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Objective: Listen to Huginn

Two ravens have now landed by the stone. This will repeat at later stages, and Huginn will always be on the left side and Muninn on the right. Click on Huginn.

Thought comes before memory. But memory recalls the path. I’m thought, he’s memory. You can have that one for free.

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Objective: Listen to Muninn

Next click on Muninn to listen to him.

“We laid our blades up on this far shore, exhausted, only to lift them against worshippers of a dark sun. We carved this story in stone, here it waits still to be read.”

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Tier 2

Objective: Locate the next rune stone

Next up is the stone that looks like an inverted “N” but is really a runic “S” at (725,275).

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Objective: Examine the rune stone

Interact with the rune stone to examine it.

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Objective: Listen to Huginn

The raves are back. Click on Huginn.

Memory is a servant of those ho prove worthy of thought. Hint-hint.

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Objective: Listen to Muninn

Next click on Muninn to listen to him.

“From our frozen birthland, we crossed a white-capped sea to green isles of endless rain. This, too, we carved in stone.”

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Tier 3

Objective: Locate the next rune stone

Head north to the one that looks like an lower case “n” but is really a runic “U” at (770,615).

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Objective: Examine the rune stone

Interact with the rune stone to examine it.

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Objective: Listen to Huginn

Black birds have landed. Click on Huginn.

A wise man once asked of a king: “Who is the great one who grasps the earth, swallowing wood and water? Bad weather he dreads, wind, but no man, and picks a fight with the sun.”

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Objective: Answer to Muninn

This time Huginn gave you a riddle.

Who picks a fight with the sun? There is really only one viable answer for this out of all the 4 possible answers.
Click on the red and white chat bubble icon over Muninn and choose Fog as the answer. Note that if you give the wrong answer a zombie called Skaldic Horror will spawn and attack you. This goes for all the coming tiers.

“We carried a sword out from the lands of rain, and gave thanks to the gods. All must pass before the gods.”

Tier 4

Objective: Locate the next rune stone

It’s the one that looks like a not-equal sign “≠” but is really a runic “A” (with different diacritic depending on the rune set) located at (620,760).

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Objective: Examine the rune stone

Interact with the rune stone to examine it.

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Objective: Listen to Huginn

Click on Huginn to hear his riddle.

The same wise man asked the king: “What beast is that which defends fighters; it bears a bloody back, but men it saves, meets spears, gives life to some, and lays itself inside a soldier’s palm?”

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Objective: Answer to Muninn

The answer is Shield.

“In our longships, we sighted where the dawn-people and sun-worshippers warred. We joined them, a hail of arrows sent before us to mark the path.”

Tier 5

Objective: Locate the next rune stone

Head south west to the rune that looks like an overturned “H” on the map, looks like an asterisk “*” on the stone and is, in fact, a runic “H” located at (415,630).

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Objective: Examine the rune stone

Interact with the rune stone to examine it.

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Objective: Listen to Huginn

Click on Huginn to hear his riddle.

Wise man, king, you know the drill: “The mind-whacker, the word-thwarter, the word-upraiser.”

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Objective: Answer to Muninn

The answer is Ale.

“They did not know Loki walked among them, as he walks today. He fought at their side, but he is a trickster. Guided only by rivalry with his brother. Let the thunder god also guide you.”

Tier 6

Objective: Locate the next rune stone

Not far from the previous one is the one that looks like a “P” but is a runic “þ” (which is a old letter for the sound “th”) located at (340, 560).

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Objective: Examine the rune stone

Interact with the rune stone to examine it.

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Objective: Listen to Huginn

Click on Huginn to hear his riddle.

The wise man asked: “Four hang, four sprang, two point the way, two ward off dogs, one dangles after and it is always rather dirty.”

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Objective: Answer to Muninn

The answer is Cow.

“The game was done, this battle won. They had earned the wealth which was their reward, and only one place remained for them to go.”

Tier 7

Objective: Locate the next rune stone

Head south, jump off the cliff for a short cut, to the one that looks like a “F” and is a runic “F” located at (385, 428).

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Objective: Examine the rune stone

Interact with the rune stone to examine it.

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Objective: Listen to Huginn

Click on Huginn to hear his explanation.

Had you guessed? The wise man was the All-Father, the Wednesday man. The raven-god. In his honey dreaming we shall carry him these new thoughts, these new memories.

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Objective: Listen to Muninn

Click on Muninn to hear the final part of the tale about how the Vikings helped the Wabanaki fight the Mayans and their fate.

“In time, they made to return to the lands of snow. Only to be taken by the sea where the Draugr drown. This Loki knew, so he did not sail. South, he went, to find the secrets of the dark sun.”

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