A Soul's Bane

By: Detox, Neo Avatars
Special Thanks to: Barbeque, Flaemster125, King of Monra, Masao, Neolitia, Sir Hasif, Steve

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Official Briefing

Quest Release Date: 03 April 2006

A rift in the ground has opened up, releasing all manner of strange monsters into the lands near the Dig Site. A sorrowful mother waits at the top of the rift for her long-lost son, who has been missing for 25 years. You can journey down into the rift for an adventure full of twisted monsters, all created from the mind of a young boy driven to madness through incarceration.

Essential Info

Start Point

Begin by talking to the old women named Launa who can be found north of the glider in the Digsite.


  • Skills: None.
  • Quests: None.
  • Items: Decent armour and food


  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Length: Short

Quest Walkthrough

Getting Started

Talk to Launa and she will tell you about the origin of the Hole and about her son and husband. When the chance comes, tell her that you will go look for her husband and son.

Ask if you can look for her son and husband.

Now take a rope, use it with the Rift and climb down into the Anger Room.

The Anger Room

The Anger Room

As soon as you enter you will watch a small cutscene. To get through this room you have to fill up the Anger Meter:

Rage/Anger Level Meter

To do this, you have to kill the monsters in the room. You will have a choice of taking a weapon from the weapon rack, and each weapon only hurts one type of monster in the room:

  • Sword - Anger Unicorn
  • Spear - Anger Bear
  • Mace - Anger Giant Rat
  • Battleaxe - Anger Goblin

Don't be surprised if you hit high in the room: as you can see from the pictures below, it's natural to hit well over 100!

Hitting 120 on an Anger BearHitting 160 on an Anger Bear

Kill the animals in the room until your Anger Meter fills up, and once it's full, your character will do a weird dance and a dragon comes out.


Then the screen blacks out and you will see a short cutscene. Now go through the exit, not the ladders.

The Fear Room

The Fear Room

Go around and look into every Dark Hole on the sides of the wall. Search all of the Dark Holes until a Fear Reaper comes out, kill it, and repeat until you've killed 5.

A Fear Reaper!

After you have killed 5 Fear Reapers, you will view a short cut scene. Then go and Enter the Black Hole.

Enter black hole

The Confusion Room

In this room you will see lots of doors and monsters. Leave the doors alone for now, and instead go and attack one of the Confusion Beasts. Keep attacking the beast until it disappears. Don't stop attacking the beast, even if you are hitting zero. Attack every monster and eventually you will find the real Confusion Beast. You will know when you have found the real Confusion Beast as you will be hurting it instead of hitting zero's.

Note: If you run, the Confusion Beasts may mage you!

The Confusion Room - fighting a Confusion Beast

Be careful as they can poison you, but the poison is weak and only hits 1's. You have to kill that beast 5 times and after the fifth time, there will be only one door standing.

You will then see another cut scene. Now enter the remaining door.

The Hopeless Room

The Hopeless Room

In this room, you'll have to kill each monster 3 times. When you get it's first form down to 0 hitpoints, it will shrink down and regain its' hitpoints and you'll have to fight it again. After killing it for a third time, it will disappear completely. Now cross the Bridge of Hope and enter the Black Hole.

The Bridge of Hope - is it ice?

The Last Room

When you enter the black hole from the hopeless room, you will see another cut scene - but this time it is between the father and... the tentacles... I mean son, as they reminisce.

Three Tentacles with faces...

After the cut scene, it is you job to kill the three tentacles. They are quite weak, but they can poison you, although the poison only hits 1 at most. Then Tolna will wake up.


When Tolna has woken up, speak to him. When the conversation is over you will appear outside. Once you are outside, Launa will no longer be there, but Tolna will. Speak to Tolna and he will tell you about what he was doing inside the rift. Then he will thank you, and give you your reward. Congratulations! Quest Complete!

Congratulations on completing the quest!


  • 1 Quest Point
  • 500gp 500 Defence experience 500 Constitution experience Access to the Dungeon of Tolna.

Fast Quest Walkthrough

  1. [^] Talk to Launa
  2. [^] Use Rope with Rift
  3. [^] Take Weapon from rack and kill Monsters to fill up Anger Meter
  4. [^] Go through the exit after seeing a cut-scene
  5. [^] Search all the Dark Holes until a Fear Reaper appears
  6. [^] Kill the Fear Reaper
  7. [^] Repeat steps 5 and 6 five times
  8. [^] Enter Black Hole after seeing a cut-scene
  9. [^] Attack each monster until it disappears (if you can't do damage to it) or you kill it (if you can do damage)
  10. [^] Repeat step 9 five times
  11. [^] Enter the remaining door after seeing a cut-scene
  12. [^] Kill all the monsters three times
  13. [^] Cross the bridge and enter the Black Hole
  14. [^] Kill the 3 Tentacles after seeing a cut-scene
  15. [^] Speak to Tolna
  16. [^] You will appear outside the rift, so speak to Tolna again
  17. [^] Quest Complete!

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Published on: March 05, 2013 07:31 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: March 05, 2013 08:10 AM UTC by Salmoneus