Fast Item Randomizing
The Temple of the Ancestor Moths provides the much needed solution to this
random treasure problem.
This is part of the Thieves' Guild quest Turning a Blind Eye. It is the
first quest the Gray Fox hands to you.
In it you are charged with stealing Savilla's Stone from the Temple of the
Ancestor Moths. After a pretty standard dungeon crawl you will end up outside
a door which leads into a cavern. Inside the cavern is the item Savilla's
Stone and stone's guardian: A Blind Monk Prelate.
Normally you go in, kill the Blind Monk, and jet out of there with Savilla's
Stone to complete the quest and advance in the Thieves' Guild storyline.
In doing so, many will miss out on the most important trick in the game.
Why? Because the Blind Monk Prelate ALWAYS carries a high powered ring
Now WHICH ring or amulet you get is completely random. But it will ALWAYS
BE A RING OR AMULET. Once again, for the mathematically challenenged, let
me explain. The chances of getting a RING or AMULET you want is obviously
A LOT higher when the target ONLY gives a ring or amulet rather than ANY
item in the game.
Even better, the item that the Blind Monk Prelate carries is determined when
you open the door to the cavern, NOT the door to the dungeon. That means
you can save right outside the door. Then rush in, kill the monk, check
his body to see which ring or amulet he is carrying and then reset if you
don't like what you see. True the weaker rings and amulets will tend to
show up at a more frequent clip than a powerful one but not by much. You
WILL score very powerful rings and amulets if you do this.
Obviously once you get a ring or amulet that you want (say an Amulet of
Axes or Necklace of Swords or Ring of the Iron Fist) take the loot and exit
the cavern via the OTHER exit: up the ladder and you'll be outside the Temple
of the Ancestor Moths.
Now ... are you ready for this? The Blind Monk Prelate and Savilla's Stone
are NOT unique. If you wait 72 hours, both regenerate. More importantly
the LOOT on the Prelate Priest also regenerates.
So here's the sequence: Go through the dungeon, stop outside the door to
the cavern, SAVE, go through the cavern and kill the Blind Monk Prelate,
check loot. Continue until finding item you want. Took me about 15 minutes
to get an Amulet of Axes. Exit, save the game, wait 72 hours, go back into
dungeon, go to the door to the cavern, SAVE again, and then go in and kill
the Blind Priest and check loot. Reload and do this over and over until
you get the Ring of the Iron Fist (Necklace of Swords of course would be
useless as I already had an Amulet of Axes). It took me about a half hour
to do that. In less than ONE HOUR, I had 100% Reflect Damage.
In less than FOUR hours I had every powerful ring and amulet in the game
Ring of Perfection
Ring of Vitality
Ring of Skimming
Ring of Wizardry
Ring of War
Ring of Treachery
Ring of Stamina
Frost, Flame, AND Storm Rings (100% resistance to frost, flame, and shock