Lost to the Ages
|Complete "Lost to the Ages"|
This is a sidequest from the DLC. There are 2 ways to trigger it. You can find a book called The Aetherium Wars or you can go to Arkngthamz and you can meet up with Katria's ghost to activate the quest. This is a somewhat lengthy quest and you will need a good amount of lockpicks and a decent lockpicking skill (I was around 60) Also Bring a crossbow/bow and a good chunk of Arrows/bolts. Projectile style Destruction magic also works for the tonal locks.
The book ''The Aetherium Wars'' can be found:
The tonal lock requires a a crossbow to complete. You must shoot each of the 5 parts in a certain order in order to unlock the door. Start bottom left to bottom right to top left to top right to middle.
You also have the option of getting more materials to use at the forge which if you just want the achievement just skip this extra part of the quest and use the forge to make 1 of the 3 items and then the achievement pops when you finish on the forge.
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|Comment #1 by I Am Jarvis|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 05:37:48 PM
Im guessing this is a Dawnguard quest? Seeing as ive done the vampires questline and didnt come across it.
|Comment #2 by The Luigi Vampa|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 06:07:24 PM
Nope it is a side quest for what i have heard and i completed the dawnguard questline and did not come to it.
|Comment #3 by I Am Jarvis|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 06:26:48 PM
Ah really, okay dokay.
|Comment #4 by IStilCantBelivItsNotButer|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 06:53:03 PM
I just completed the DLC and haven't seen any "Lost in the Ages" anywhere. Maybe the side quests from Dawnguard because I've done a few of Vamps and nothing so far.
|Comment #5 by rpgfan91|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:03:28 PM
its a book called The Aetherium Wars that is in fort dawnguard. u can get the book as soon as u get the fort. u have to do some looking to find the book.
|Comment #6 by rpgfan91|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:04:42 PM
i meant to say as soon as u get to the fort.
|Comment #7 by CrazedGnome2|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 09:28:41 PM
Having a problem. Started the quest, got all the pieces except one. Can't find the last one and it's not marked on my map at all. I heard it was somewhere to the far west of the map, near "The Reach." I checked Brgahtsxzxmznxzm (The one that starts with a "B" north of there, but no luck. Can someone help me out?
|Comment #8 by Neptune Tide|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 09:43:18 PM
the book is inside the fort,when you look around a bit you find some kind of path that takes you to a huge cave system. you need to hit targets to lower bridges etc. i believe the cave is near 2 dogs just chillaxing inside.
at some point in the path there should be a bookcase to your right under this little outpost built out of wood ontop with another dirty argonian book.
@ crazed gnome its north of bathadamz its not a dwemer ruin its like a bridge and inbetween the bridge is a waterfall. just go north of barthadamz w/e
i think the 5th ruin is also added on i cant seem to find it
|Comment #9 by GING3R NINJA|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:33:09 PM
i found the Aetherium Wars book, but it didn't give me the quest. Do i have to do something else?
|Comment #10 by Bobalue|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:44:33 PM
Where is the forge?
|Comment #11 by korry135|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:29:47 PM
Comment #7. I have the same problem. wont show me too the last peice. tried evrything but still nothing.
|Comment #12 by CagedZebra16|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:33:26 PM
The last piece is located at Deep Folk Crossing. It is North West North of Bthardamz. Once you reach Deep Folk Crossing, the quest marker will show where the last piece is.
If youre still lost, try this: http://www.uesp.net/maps/srmap/srmap.shtml?centeron=Deep+Folk+Crossing
|Comment #13 by korry135|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:36:31 PM
Ya im there, but where is the piece still no marker
|Comment #14 by korry135|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:37:50 PM
Ok i hjave it, now what about the Forge?
|Comment #15 by Neptune Tide|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:39:07 PM
forge is southwest of geirmunds hall, which is like southwest of ivarstead on an island, its an upside down black triangle
|Comment #16 by Neptune Tide|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:40:28 PM
my bad east of ivarstead
|Comment #17 by korry135|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:14:27 AM
Okay got it done. is the quest supposed to be like that or is it glitched?
|Comment #18 by CagedZebra16|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:15:35 AM
Where was the forge?
|Comment #19 by korry135|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:27:09 AM
The forge is located at the Ruins of Bthalf, Which is directly south of Ivarstead. East of an imperial camp.
|Comment #20 by CagedZebra16|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:33:42 AM
OK I finally found it. It is called the "Ruins of Bthalft."
|Comment #21 by Metalminstrel|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 01:47:45 AM
I am stuck on the part in Raldthbor deep market. Can not get the mechanism to power up so that I can lower the gate. I had to take some bones out of the dwarven gears to get some of them to work, but the left gear is still not working. Anyone else come across this one? Help...stuck...and it sucks!!!
|Comment #22 by gravelandx88|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 05:35:35 AM
My advice to anyone who gets stuck. Link: http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Lost_To_The_Ages or Youtube search the quest.
|Comment #23 by NITROUS TURBO|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 06:16:40 AM
everyone is saying it is in fort dawnguard but it is actualy also located in castle vampire undercroft not far from the where u enter there is a bit u go up small stairs and left thru a door (it may need lockpicking) and its in there on a desk hope that helps any vampires
|Comment #24 by Dizzyjordan|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 07:41:13 AM
@ #23 I just finished the quest line, thought I would go get the book but I was a vampire and it was only in dawnguard. Went in, slaughtered everyone spent ages searching then saw this. I feel dead.
|Comment #25 by coomzy|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 08:11:51 AM
I found the book on a book shelf next to the enchantment table left of the fort when you first enter.
|Comment #26 by KronosMaximus|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 10:39:06 AM
@ 21 there is also a gear in the water right under where the bridge is supposed to drop. That was the last one i needed as well. Hope it helps
|Comment #27 by Tom2702|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 01:10:44 PM
I had everything marked, not sure if it makes a difference, but make sure you pick up (katria's?) diary, the diary on the dead body in the first dungeon, not sure what that's called. That might help.
|Comment #28 by NickX5|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 01:23:30 PM
found book on bookshelf in Dead Drop Falls in the dawnguard fort. past all the switch puzzles and through the door at the end. bookshelf is on the lower path when it splits round the corner and on the left. dunno if the location is random but i hope this helps
|Comment #29 by Metalminstrel|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 01:39:40 PM
@26 Thanks for the help...can't believe I missed this one. I even looked in the water for a while before I gave up. Found it now though. Thanks again.
|Comment #30 by Gnomestone|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 03:40:07 PM
I have the book. But the problem is I can't get the quest. I turned through all the pages of the book also.
|Comment #31 by EnforcingBird24|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 03:43:09 PM
I found it in the ruins of the Hall of the Vigilant, near the Vigilant of Stendarr lyingon the table.
|Comment #32 by Gnomestone|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 03:47:35 PM
Once you acquire the book. How do you get the quest?
|Comment #33 by NickX5|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 04:37:23 PM
@32 i think u just read it(essentially just skipping to the back page) and taking it from where it sits. the quest should pop up afterwards
|Comment #34 by CrazedGnome2|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 10:02:12 PM
GUYS YOU DON'T NEED THE FUCKING BOOK. Just show up at Arkngthamz and go inside and the quest will start. It's directly south of Dushnik Yal which is just about Southwest of Markarth.
|Comment #35 by ross 0000|
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 06:48:28 AM
Can vampires do this quest?
|Comment #36 by The Luigi Vampa|
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 10:42:11 AM
|Comment #37 by Gnomestone|
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 12:25:22 PM
#34 thanks I wish I knew that before I found the book lol.
|Comment #38 by darksapper|
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 12:36:32 AM
The book is also in the library in the College of Winterhold. Enter the library, follow the outside wall to your right, and the book will be on the first table to your left, on the right side if you are facing it.
|Comment #39 by xXNINJEDIXx|
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 08:23:55 PM
Easiest place I found the book was when I first went to the Dawnguard fort. Went inside and went straight past the guy you talk to into the room behind him. Its on your left on a book shelf.
|Comment #40 by Pedlar|
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 11:50:39 PM
The book is in a multitude of places but its nt necessary. Enter the ruins or find a piece of the key. then the quest will start
|Comment #41 by CeaselessSlim|
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 12:31:08 PM
u have to read a book called The Aetherium Wars found in the Bards college, Castle Volkihar's Undercroft, Fort Dawnguard, Hall of the Vigilant & Ruuvald.
Once u find it the Quest should pop up
|Comment #42 by mp501772|
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 10:22:46 AM
Having problems finding fort dawnguard help pls ????
|Comment #43 by mp501772|
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 10:26:54 AM
|Comment #44 by Samigi|
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 02:18:42 PM
@42, look on google?
|Comment #45 by mitchv79|
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 05:30:04 PM
All the book does is provide you with the location of Arkngthamz (if you don't already know the location). It's not a unique book, there are several copies of it out and about. And you have to do a little more than just enter the ruins to activate the quest, so don't freak out when it doesn't show up right away. Walk a short distance into the ruins and you will hear a female voice telling you to "Turn back." Keep going further in and soon a spirit named Katria will approach you. After your dialog with her the quest will activate.
|Comment #46 by mitchv79|
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 05:31:29 PM
@42, it is southwest of Riften near the edge of the map. But unless you have purchased the Dawnguard DLC then you can look and look all day and never find it. This achievement is specific to the add-on.
|Comment #47 by mitchv79|
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 05:36:16 PM
Sorry, southeast of Riften, not southwest. And if you have purchased the add-on then you have (or soon will be) approached by an orc that will tell you about the Dawnguard and reveal the location to you as well...
|Comment #48 by blackdragon71425|
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 09:52:41 PM
I've gone all the way through the ruins and got the first shard, and there is still no quest for this showing up in my log, anywhere.
|Comment #49 by MiRiBunda|
Sunday, August 05, 2012 @ 09:31:01 AM
someone help me cant find one piece. Pieces i have found are
1) Arkngthamz piece
2) Raldbthar piece
3) Dark Folk Crossing piece
|Comment #50 by madman1983|
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 01:23:40 PM
#49 i think you ment Deep Folk Crossing on 3. ;)
Mzulft is the 4th place you need to go i think
|Comment #51 by CraySongz|
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:10:45 PM
Where's the book?
|Comment #52 by grantandsherri|
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 07:34:39 AM
I have to say, this was a great achievement and quest. wasn't super long and not short. I love the Dwemer exploration. I just wish there was more materials to get. *crossed fingers* more in future DLC *cough* morrowind
|Comment #53 by A Big Bad Banana|
Saturday, September 08, 2012 @ 10:07:05 AM
@52 They need to add more DLC to be able to go to Morrorwind, Cyrodiil, and be able to go through Oblivion portals again and not go to some barren wasteland.... I mean, I liked the colours of the area of Oblivion you were in, I just want to go back and fight more Scamps and Dremora. Take down a few of them towers, you know?
|Comment #54 by XAMRipVan|
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 07:45:34 PM
all my arrows disappeared after the second piece. so dumb.
|Comment #55 by EarthWalker2013|
Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 12:47:40 PM
The Book is not needed as #34 has stated. Go to Arkngthamz, a new location for the DLC, enter speak to the Ghost and the quest is added.
|Comment #56 by 4RM0|
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 01:52:15 AM
You *don't* need a crossbow to do the tonal puzzle, you can just use a bow/arrows.
|Comment #57 by themkl|
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 12:18:03 PM
Agree with Big Bad Banana, Oblivion gates were great was kinda disappointed when they were all shut down at the end of the main questline in Oblivion.
|Comment #58 by nothingface0|
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 04:29:28 PM
I came across one of the pieces and it started the quest for me
|Comment #59 by Heres Silver|
Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 12:37:57 AM
Fun quest and get reward for completing it plus an achievement the book can be a little hard to find sometimes mine wouldn't start the quest when I read the book either but if u reload a few time it should work
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