The Rise of the Machines is the 2nd quest in the The Rise of the Machines quest chain.
Take the Elemental Shard Sample to Lotwil Veriatus.
You recall Theodora saying that Lotwil was stationed in a camp to the east.
Those are the 'initials' imprinted on the elemental shards. Below the initials are a rank marking of some sort. The machinations you destroyed in the Burning Steppes were of 'Rank IV.' I assume that this is a lowly rank.
Take this shard sample to Lotwil Veriatus in the camp to the east. He is a scholar of some renown in the field of elemental sciences. He may be able to assist us in our search.
What have you got there, <race>?
<Lotwil's face turns white.>
I... I know these markings.
Upon completion of this quest you will gain:
- 1950 XP (or 12 at level 70)