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Instruction manual
This quest has a quick guide found here.
It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.
Enlightened Journey (#114)
Balloon transport system
Members only? Yes
Release date 6 November 2006 (Update)
Quest series None
Official difficulty Intermediate
Official length Medium
Developer Nancy J
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Enlightened Journey is a quest in which you help the Entrana monk Auguste set up a hot air balloon transportation system.

DetailsEdit

Start point Quest Speak to Auguste on the island of Entrana.
Official difficulty Intermediate
Description On the peaceful island of Entrana, a lone monk has tired of his life of simplicity and quiet reflection. Auguste wants to boldly write his name in the history books; to craftily defeat the laws of physics; to miraculously sail through the air... preferably not to horribly explode into a ball of flaming death. Of course, to do all this, he'll need the help of a worldly adventurer: are you bold enough to merrily laugh in the face of the unknown?
Length Short-Medium
Requirements
Items required

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat None

WalkthroughEdit

Starting outEdit

Balloon design

Balloon design

It is recommended to read ahead and bring the appropriate items to minimise the number of bank runs. The best strategy is to take all items except for the willow branches, tinderbox, and logs with you when you initially go to the island - then, bank once to get the branches, tinderbox, and logs. To start the quest, travel to Entrana and speak to Auguste, who is on the west side of the island, just north of the Herblore shop. Remember that weapons/armour are not allowed on the island.

Test balloonsEdit

Auguste wants to make two test balloons and asks the player to get him the following items:

Enlightened Journey balloon test

An angry mob destroys the balloon.

Once you have the items, Auguste tells you to make a model of an origami balloon. Use papyrus with the ball of wool, creating a balloon structure, and then use an unlit candle on the balloon structure to get an origami balloon. Do not light the balloon or else you will have to get the items again!

Talk to Auguste to see a short cutscene of the balloon launch. After that, talk to him again, and he will take the remaining two pieces of papyrus and the sack of potatoes from you. In a second cutscene, the player launches the next balloon, which is attacked by an angry mob of peasants.

Main balloonEdit

Next, Auguste asks the player to get the materials for a real balloon:

Players can cut willow branches from any player-grown willow tree. One willow branch is generated about every five minutes.

Give the dyes, pieces of silk, bowl, and sandbags to Auguste in the same trip. After banking, use the 12 willow branches on the frame of the balloon to weave a basket. Remember to take ten normal logs as well during this bank trip, as well as your tinderbox.

FuelEdit

Ten normal logs (other log types will not work) and a tinderbox are needed for completing the journey. Because axes can be wielded as a weapon, they are not allowed on Entrana. Logs should be prepared before going to Entrana.

BallooningEdit

Balloon controls

The ballooning interface.

After giving the materials to Auguste, weaving the basket and having the logs and tinderbox in the inventory, speak to Auguste to get ready to fly. He'll describe some of what the player should notice and some tips on how to fly the balloon.

An interface to control the balloon will appear. Manoeuvre through the obstacle course without hitting anything (including birds, trees, houses and clouds) and safely land on the well marked landing spot on the third screen.

Balloon control panelEdit

Balloon controls panel

Balloon controls panel

Clicking any control advances the balloon one "space" to the right.

  • The top button (drop sandbag) moves the balloon two spaces up (UP 2).
  • The next button (use log) moves the balloon one space up (UP 1).
  • "Relax" advances the balloon to the right without changing altitude (RIGHT).
  • The normal rope lowers the balloon by one space (DOWN 1),
  • The red rope lowers the balloon by two spaces (DOWN 2).
  • Clicking "Bail" will cancel the flight.

The numbers at the side of sack and log buttons correspond to how many times player can use the resources respectively; therefore, fuel is limited. If the player runs out of fuel, they can still "relax" or lower altitude (by pulling ropes).

A tip is that how the balloon appears to travel is not as important as where it will end up. If the balloon meets a cloud right above it and a bird in front of it, it is possible to go right through both obstacles by dropping sacks or pulling the red rope (raising and dropping the balloon by 2 spaces respectively). The balloon will fly high or low enough to avoid the bird, and will advance one space forward to avoid the cloud. It might not seem like the balloon can fit through, but it can.

Flying to TaverleyEdit

Tip: If you happen to crash, just log out and back in.

When ready to fly, three screens showing the path to Taverley will appear in the ballooning interface. Go here for more pictures.

The balloon should end up one space above the landing pad, with no air space in between. Flying past the landing pad would get the balloon blown away, and getting the balloon in the space with landing pad would cause it to smash to the ground—in both cases, the flight would be considered unsuccessful. The player needs to restart the flight by preparing the logs and tinderbox again before going to Entrana, although they don't have to rebuild the balloon.

There are various ways to control the balloon, and the following is just one of the suggested paths:

Taverley screen 1Edit

Balloon taverley 1 path
Drop sandbag, Burn log, Relax (x9), Pull RED rope, Relax (x2), Pull normal rope 1, Relax (x5)

Taverley screen 2Edit

Balloon taverley 2 path
Burn log, Relax, Burn log, Relax (x10), Burn log, Relax (x5)

Taverley screen 3Edit

Balloon taverley 3 path
Relax (x7), Pull RED rope, Pull normal rope, Relax (x3), Burn log, Relax (x4), Pull normal rope

After the balloon has landed, talk to Auguste for a little dialogue - then, the quest is finished.

RewardsEdit

Enlightened Journey reward scroll

Required for completingEdit

Completion of Enlightened Journey is required for the following:

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