Secrets of Ayanad Spotlight: Ayanad Library
Once the most famous place of arcane learning in all of Erenor, the Ayanad Library has crumbled into ruin since the fall of Auroria. Its enchantments have been corrupted, and its caretakers driven mad by the very magic they once sought to protect. The Ayanad Disciples, a group of scholars dedicated to studying the ruins of the library, tell stories of the horrors found within: monstrous creatures, deadly magic, and the vengeful ghosts of the Ayanad Mages themselves. Adventurers who dare to enter here, beware: the knowledge held within these halls may well cost your life.
Into the Stacks
After gaining entrance to the library, you can navigate between levels using portals positioned in the corners of each floor. Travelling through one of the portals whisks you to the next floor’s rest area where you can interact with a general merchant, blacksmith, warehouse, mailbox, Memory Tome, and Ayanad NPCs looking for adventurers to explore the library’s depths. At each of these mini-hubs, your group can travel through an instance portal to adventure into one of two unique dungeons: a floor-specific boss battle or a “Corner Reading Room” progressive encounter.
Spoils of Study
Prior to entering, you can purchase bounty quests from an Ayanad Disciple for a nominal fee. Though all of them can be purchased at the same time, these kill quests require that you’ve completed the previous step to progress. You can reap even more rewards by completing exploration quests from a library task board, as well as unique quests offered on each day of the week.
The library itself contains items of great value like the Stolen Librarian’s Pouch, a satchel bearing a wealth of Archeum (including Crystals and Essences). Mini-bosses drop highly desired components used to build Obsidian Weapons of all tiers, and you can use a Regal Form outside of the library’s entrance to assemble rare costumes from library components.
- The difficulty of all library creatures has been tuned down from overwhelming (read: obliterating) levels in the Korean release. For your own safety, level requirements are also in place for each of the library’s floors:
• Floor 1: Level 50+
• Floor 2: Level 51+
• Floor 3: Level 53+
Certain NPCs in Diamond Shores (and each library rest area) sell tickets that can be consumed to teleport you directly to a floor hub, though you must be of the appropriate level to use them.
The North American / European version of the Ayanad Library has PvP combat disabled on all floors to encourage dungeon crawling and discourage zone monopolization.
The Ayanad Library is a great source of wealth and experience, but its spoils are guarded by our fiercest adversaries to date. Do you have what it takes to unravel its secrets?
Merv “Khrolan” Lee Kwai