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The Archivist is a fragmented spirit in the Shattered Library.

Background[]


This section contains spoilers for:
Trespasser.


The Archivist is a spirit of knowledge that once "knew all".[1] The elvhen called it "Ghil-Dirthalen", or "one who guides seekers of knowledge true."[2] Vir Dirthara was a connecting place[1] and the spirit was connection - one city could read the records of another and one of the People feel the memories of another.[2]

When Fen'Harel created the Veil, the Archivist marked the end of all the elvhen knew.[2] The spirit itself was sundered and is now not whole, which it laments. It is unable to "think with itself" and the knowledge of each instance is incomplete.[1][2]


Involvement[]


This section contains spoilers for:
Trespasser.


The Inquisitor encounters four instances of the Archivist in the Shattered Library that provide them with information:

  • The first Archivist at the Entrance explains the nature of the place and paints a picture of its destruction. It also tells that Viddasala's scholars and mages search the library for information about the Veil. As a final warning, it mentions that an unknown person recently woke the Librarians.
  • The second Archivist in the Broken Tower or Sundered Hall (whichever is visited earlier) reveals that it was the Dread Wolf who cast a Veil between "the world that wakes" and "the world that dreams," and in the aftermath the Evanuris went silent.
  • The third Archivist in the Broken Tower or Sundered Hall (whichever is visited later) stores memories of ancient elves who were enraged with Fen'Harel - the Veil of his making turned their empire to ruins and then he disappeared.
  • The last Archivist in the Inverted Ward tells the Inquisitor that Viddasala went to the Darvaarad and shares the password for the eluvian leading there. The spirit also raises a path for the Inquisitor to walk and explains its own purpose in the ages past.


Quests[]

Trespasser Trespasser

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 According to the Archivist at the Entrance to the Shattered Library.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 According to the Archivist in the Inverted Ward of the Shattered Library.
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