But perhaps we can change his fate.
Search the graves outside for Joseph's monument. His body's not there, for it was trampled and destroyed years ago, but under the monument is his wedding ring. Take that ring to Chromie... a strange gnome with very strange powers.
Chromie is staying in the ruined inn at the northwest corner of Andorhal.
(When you pick up the ring:) Joseph Redpath whispers: Save me...
There is something timely about your visit. You're not from the future, are you?
What is this? A wedding ring? Let me see...
Ah! This ring was once on the hand of a great man, but there is much tragedy in that man's past.
Are you here to help him? It's far too late for him now... but perhaps we can help him in the past!
Upon completion of this quest you will gain:
- 4350 XP (or 26 40 at level 70)
Patches and hotfixesEdit
- Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Characters on the "A Strange Historian" quest are now correctly prompted to find Chromie in the northwest corner of Andorhal, where she and the ruined inn have been moved to.
Quest progression Edit
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- Both of the following, in any order: