A Warlock's Luck
"I have read a disturbing tale of the Alyeid of the Niben. I should travel to the Dungeon of Bravil Castle if I wish to learn more."
This quest starts after the book A Warlock's Luck, which is available from Midas' shop, is read.
Parts of the quest can be very dangerous. Various Midas spells are useful, in particular Midas Summon Angel, Midas Bound Holy Blaze, Midas Chest, Midas Wings of an Angel and Midas Holy Judgement, the latter gained from The Astral Realm quest. Although Midas Holy Judgement can only be used once per day it will likely destroy any undead nearby. Use it in the most dangerous situations, such as in front of the Hall of the Undead or when confronting the Lich King. Other Midas Holy spells can also be useful.
Midas Summon Angel requires a Gold Nugget, a Flawless Diamond and a White Monk Robe. The White Monk Robe can be found in Weynon Priory. Midas Bound Holy Blaze requires a Gold Nugget, an Angelic Katana and a Greater Life Essence. Angelic Katanas are sold by Keeyanu on the Divine Plane. A Greater Life Essence can be made by combining five Lesser Essences (obtained from many Midas monsters such as Lesser Sonic Essences from Wind Devils) of the same type in the Aurum Assimilator, then putting the resultant Greater Essence into the Essence Transmogrifier in the Astral Travel Laboratory and changing the Essence until it becomes the correct one. Midas Chest requires a Gold Nugget, a Silver Urn and a Lockpick. Midas Wings of an Angel requires a Gold Nugget and an Angel Feather. Angel Feathers can be bought from Archangels which are summoned by casting Summon Angel inside a cathedral.
"I have put to rest the first of the seven undead warlocks."
The Dread Zombies encountered in the Afterworld initially appear dead, but come to life when approached. They can also resurrect themselves several times, so will need killing more than once before they properly die. The Emero-El can also resurrect the fallen undead in their area, so they must be killed first.
Make your way to the west to the Hall of the Undead, a skull shaped citadel. There are a Zombie and a Dread Zombie in the graveyard, and on the way you will also come across Ayleid Warriors, Ayleid Archers and Shadows. Watch out for Mushroom Mines also.
"I have invoked the first of two rune scrolls to open the fortress of the undead."
"I have invoked the second rune scroll and opened the seal to the fortress of the undead."
The two seals can be collected in either order.
Now go back to the Hall of the Undead. The Claw Gate will now slide into the ground when activated. You will now need to go through the various areas killing the five remaining Emero-El. In the main chamber of the Hall of the Undead is the Emero-El Chamberlain along with a number of Tentacles and Bile. There are seven doors off the main room; one doesn't lead anywhere, two lead to the Chamber of Rest and the remainder lead to other parts of the Citadel. The Hall of Brimstone has the Emero-El Firemaster, the Tower of Neitherspark the Emero-El Netherlord and the Hall of Hellrime the Emero-El Frostbearer along with various other undead, such as Eldritch Knights.
The final door is to the Hall of Utterdark; make your way through to the door to the Chamber of Utterdark. In this room are the Emero-El Lich King, two Eldritch Knights and six Skeletons. The Lich King is individually probably the most dangerous of the Emero-El. In the centre of the Chamber of Utterdark is another Ancient Symbol. Until all the Emero-El are killed, this won't do anything when activated, instead giving the message "Your task here is not yet done."
Once the last Emero-El has been killed, your log updates and the quest is complete.
"I have ended the threat of the Emero-El. The Warlocks of the Nyne will threaten us no more."
The Ancient Symbol in the Chamber of Utterdark will now transport you back to Bravil in the room you started if desired, saying "You may now return home." and giving you the options of "Stay" and "Return." The Symbol in the graveyard where you initially appeared in the Ayleid Afterworld will also now give the same options.