Hello everyone! Before we dive into this thread, I think you should know that this thread is part of a series - to find all of them quickly just type the tag 'lore'. This is the third. So, as you may have noticed, these mysteries have a lot to do with bandits, and this mystery follows on from that. In the Sandstorm Vandalisers cave, there is an agenda for what the clan wants to do next. Most of it is just nonsense, but one sign only was not... "Raid Ternaves blacksmith shop." Why Ternaves? Do Ternaves know of this threat? Is it significant that the Blacksmith is an NPC in Bob's Lost Soul quest? You are probably wondering why I am interested in this particular sign. Well, there are a number of strange things near Ternaves. End Portals, giant prisons, abandoned mines, an abandoned entryway to the Mesa, and that's just a few. Watch this space! I realised something interesting the other day. Near some of the bandit lairs, there are mobs called greedy miners. This may be of no significance, but greedy miners have been a huge problem for Wynn in past years. The Roots of Corruption, the Ternaves World Event, the Silent Expanse, and WE messing up. Is it Deja vu? Is there something under the desert best left alone? Does it have to do with the Lost Empire? And lastly, Takan. Last thread I mentioned an outside influence, helping the bandits, and I speculated that Takan works for this influence by helping the Shadow Spears. Benjin, in the comments, said that a relation of Takan could've been in the Shadow Spears, and maybe this is true. Or maybe Takan saw allying himself with the Shadow Spears as an opportunity to overthrow Almuj. What is interesting is Takan's last words. He speaks of a new era in n a very military style, not like he is speaking to bandits. Bandits are supposed to be uneducated and would not understand words like "aristocrat." I wonder what is happening there... CLOSING QUESTIONS: 1. Are the greedy miners significant? 2. What is this outside influence (read my last thread for my evidence)? 3. Why do the bandits want to travel hundreds of blocks to get to Ternaves? OVER TO YOU: 1. Please answer question 2.