Trials of the Gifted: Test of Wit

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Trials of the Gifted: Test of Wit
Type: Errand
From:
Imperial Assessor of Wit 
Located at:
Kion 
Required school:
 
Required race:
 
Required level:
Required item:
Riddle Token 
Previous Quest: Trials of the Gifted: Test of Endurance 
Next Quest: Trials of the Gifted: The Trials Completed 

A test to determine the capacity of a Gifted citizen's Wit.

Quest text[edit]

Assessor tells you, The riddle is written on this note. Read it and ponder it. When you think you have the answer, speak to my assistant. You may treat him like a merchant and purchase one object from him. Use this Riddle Token as your currency; he will not accept coin.

You will need to read the riddle before deciding what to purchase. Once the item is in your inventory, view the details carefully before deciding which answer fits the riddle best.

You have received 1 Riddle Token.

You have received 1 Riddle of Night.


Assessor tells you, Very good, stars are the answer! Here is your next riddle.

You have received 1 Riddle Token.

You have received 1 Riddle of the Search.


Assessor tells you, Very good, a thorn is the answer! Here is your next riddle.

You have received 1 Riddle Token.

You have received 1 Riddle of Eyes.


Assessor tells you, Very good, a button is the answer! You have answered all three riddles, proving that the Gifted are not entirely witless. Here is your Token of Wit and a small bonus for your time.

You have received 1 Imperial Token of Wit.

Steps[edit]

  • Trade your Riddle Token for the answer to the first riddle, then return to the Assessor of Wit.
    The Assistant of Wit trades in your token for answers: Open the trade window, offer your Riddle Token and select the answer you would like to receive. Then return to the Imperial Assessor of Wit and greet her.
  • Trade your Riddle Token for the answer to the second riddle, then return to the Assessor of Wit.
  • Trade your Riddle Token for the answer to the third riddle, then return to the Assessor of Wit.

Rewards[edit]

Riddles[edit]

Riddle of Night[edit]

"Without signal, flag or call,
at night we come to play.
And though we do not flee at all,
at dawn we go away."

Answer: Star
(They come out at night, but during daylight they (mostly) cannot be seen.)

Riddle of Silver[edit]

If man carried my burden,
he would break his back;
I am not rich,
but I leave silver in my track.

Answer: Snail
(A man carrying his "home" would break his back, and a snail leaves a silvery trail in its track.)

Riddle of Teeth[edit]

I am no fearsome beast,
but my thin teeth are bared;
I can't befriend the bald,
but find love with the haired.

Answer: Comb
(A comb has many thin teeth, but is no friend of the bald and loved by those with hair.)

Riddle of the Search[edit]

I walked and walked, and at last I got it;
I didn't want it, so I stopped and looked for it;
When I found it, I threw it away.

Answer: Thorn
(If you walk and walk and get a thorn in your foot, you wouldn't want it. You'll look for it, and when found you would throw it away.)

Riddle of Holes[edit]

You would not think that one like me,
with holes all riddled through,
Would keep water within my bounds;
It's strange, but yes, I do.

Answer: Sponge

Riddle of the Dancer[edit]

Throughout the day, across the floor,
With my lady I dance.
Yet this is naught but humble work;
I've no thought of romance.

Answer: Broom

Riddle of the Cow[edit]

Though my cow has long since died,
I beat her to this day.
The loud report she gives in turn
scares birds and beasts away.

Answer: Drum
(Drums are traditionally made from the hide of an animal such as a cow.)

Riddle of Flight[edit]

It flies without wings,
drops without fear,
but held in warm hands,
it will soon disappear.

Answer: Snowflake

Riddle of Eyes[edit]

Flat as a leaf,
Round as a ring.
Has two small eyes,
But can't see a thing

Answer: Button