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The Book of an Old Man is a level 60 quest given by the Old Man at Basin Keep. Completing the Old Man's trade for the LV51Galaxy Spiral DrillGalaxy Spiral Drill is a prerequisite of this quest. After the trade the Old Man will leave and drop a book on the ground. Picking up this book will initiate the quest.

Prerequisites[ | ]

Gathering the materials for the Galaxy Spiral Drill requires many materials and a series of trades, which are shown below. The five trades alone cost 133,334 credits in total.

Trade Offers
LV10Core DrillCore Drill

Metal NeedlesMetal Needles × 25 Headphone ScrapsHeadphone Scraps × 20 Junk MetalJunk Metal × 10 Golden TriangleGolden Triangle × 3 CreditIcon 3333 Credits

Loc-Icon Rookie Harbor - Marketplace
Spiral GemSpiral Gem

Pike WoodPike Wood × 20 Rusty BitsRusty Bits × 10 Purple Ore LumpPurple Ore Lump × 10 Polished MicPolished Mic CreditIcon 1 Credits

Loc-Icon Bergen Village - Trader's Den
LV30Giga Spiral DrillGiga Spiral Drill

LV10Core DrillCore Drill Spiral GemSpiral Gem Refined MetalRefined Metal × 20 Drill StoneDrill Stone × 11 CreditIcon 50000 Credits

Loc-Icon Ba'kii Kum - Marketplace
Creation GemCreation Gem

King's RingKing's Ring Parched LeavesParched Leaves × 20 Sunset DewSunset Dew × 10 Wolf CicadaWolf Cicada × 5 CreditIcon 30000 Credits

Loc-Icon Rookie Harbor - Marketplace
LV51Galaxy Spiral DrillGalaxy Spiral Drill

LV30Giga Spiral DrillGiga Spiral Drill Star FruitStar Fruit × 5 Precious MetalPrecious Metal × 10 Creation GemCreation Gem CreditIcon 50000 Credits

Loc-Icon Basin Keep - Pond Slums

Tasks[ | ]

Find the Old Man somewhere in Sapphire Ridge
Sapphire Ridge - Cave Inn 1F
Find the Stones of Origin hidden in the cities of CrossWorlds
  • The Sprout of Truth is in Rookie Harbor - Dusty Storage. You must jump onto the boxes north of the fountain in the middle of Alley Quarters to access the upper level and go to the right to reach it and get the Stone of TruthStone of Truth.
  • The Sprout of Valor is on top of a roof in southern Bergen Village. You must travel south on the rooftops from the northern village to reach it and get the Stone of ValorStone of Valor.
  • To reach the Sprout of Space, start from the Ba'kii Kum Bazaar House 2nd floor, from here it is possible to jump onto the roofs to the right, use the pillar to reach the roof of the Arid Breeze HQ. Walk north into the next zone to find it and get the Stone of SpaceStone of Space.
  • The Sprout of Spirit is in the top of a building in the upper right corner of Basin Keep - Pond Slums. You need the Pond Slums PassPond Slums Pass and have to destroy some trash bags to reach it and get the Stone of SpiritStone of Spirit.
  • The Sprout of Ages is in Rhombus Square - South Arch. Enter Lloyd Passage from the bottom of South Arch and walk all the way to the right and get to the 2nd floor. Wait for a truck to pass below and jump on top of it, jump on the platform to the north. Follow the platforms west and reenter South Arch jump north and walk into the southeast corner to reveal the Sprout and get the Stone of AgesStone of Ages. From this position you can also destroy the blocks to make the Very Large Ember accessible.
Return to the Old Man in Sapphire Ridge - Cave Inn 1F
Find the Old Smith in a cave on Bergen Trail
Head to Bergen Trail - Abandoned Cave and read the (recently left) diary entry that points toward Rhombus Square.
Find the Old Smith in the residential district of Rhombus Square
Search for the Very Large EmberVery Large Ember located somewhere in Rhombus Square
After breaking the blocks from the location of the Sprout of Ages described above, simply walk along the northern walkways of Rhombus Square - South Arch from the elevated transporter platform to the chest.
Return to the Old Smith in Rhombus Square
The Old Smith will give you the Infinity GemInfinity Gem.
Bring the Gem to the Old Man in Sapphire Ridge - Cave Inn 1F

Trivia[ | ]

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Rookie Harbor Railing RiderFaction IntroductionPetty Crime HunterSickly TreesDigging for DataSmall Time DeliveryWood 'n SteaksSmuggle TroubleIt Can Dig, but It Can't Hide!Bull GrabIntensive Tree CareAll Hail the Ice CreamA Promise Is a PromiseMeating ExpectationsTraining with the Master (Training: VRPTraining: VPI) • Points of PowerWet WorkNew MetalBull on FireRaising the SteaksA Switch in Altitude  • Wetter Work (A New Home DLC)
Autumn's Rise The ObservatoryFirst StepsA Few Steps MoreAutumn's Rise Trailblazing (Autumn's Rise CollectAutumn's Rise LandmarksAutumn's Rise DefeatAutumn's Rise Data Probe) • Round and RoundCrocus Pocus
Autumn's Fall Chase of the Hologram Frobbit
Bergen Trail You've Got Mail?Round and Round 2The Legendary BunnyBergen Trailblazing (Bergen Trail CollectBergen Trail DefeatBergen Trail LandmarksBergen Trail Data Probe)
Bergen Village Filthy FrobbitsFancy TophatTrial of AspirationKidding AroundChallenge of Aspiration (Timed Challenge  • No Shield Challenge) • Digging Up the PastBuilding a BaseGifting for Fun!A Promise Is a Promise 2The GoatfatherHeating the HermitPushing BasesTrial of ProgressionExplosive DebuggingChallenge of Progression (Timed Challenge  • Frosty Challenge) • Preemptive DebuggingOut of the Box  • Trial of Ascension (A New Home DLC)  • Challenge of Ascension (A New Home DLC) (Timed Challenge  • Frosty Challenge)  • Wrath of Goat (A New Home DLC)
Maroon Valley Maroon Trailblazing (Maroon Valley CollectMaroon Valley DefeatMaroon Valley LandmarksMaroon Valley Data Probe)
Ba'kii Kum Maroon Tree DefenderBlasting ShellsCrate HateShady TheftA Promise Is a Promise 3Just DesertsHot TrailSteamy BoozeSteamy ChallengeWaves of SandBest in the West  • Spiritual Drinks (A New Home DLC)
Vermillion Wasteland The Northern Trial BuildingThe Southern Trial Building
Gaia's Garden The Root CauseTurret Defense Challenge #1Gaia's Garden Trailblazing (Gaia's Garden CollectGaia's Garden DefeatGaia's Garden LandmarksGaia's Garden Data Probe) • Turret Defense Challenge #2
Basin Keep An Infested VillageHostage SituationTurret DefenseTropical ChillLakeside EscortPumpkin Land SuperfunSprouting BusinessMushroom KingdomA Promise Is a Promise 4Melting this Cold FiendAn Original IdeaHigh CratingRooting for PowerThe Book of an Old ManFoul Play  • Riches with Fridges (A New Home DLC)  • Salty Detox (A New Home DLC)  • In Cawhoofs (A New Home DLC)
Sapphire Ridge Trials of the Golden Bugs (Trial of VigorTrial of AgilityTrial of PatienceTrial of Insight) • Henry TrailblazingLast Minute Help NeededAn Unfortunate Series of Features
Rhombus Square A Promise Is a Promise 5  • Tremors of the Past (A New Home DLC)  • Trouble on the Highway (A New Home DLC)  • Lost and On the Run (A New Home DLC)
Azure Archipelago (A New Home DLC) Beach Fight