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GW2 Shadow of the Mad King Mad Memoires ACT 2 guide

GW2 Shadow of the Mad King Mad Memoires Act II quest guide with detailed walkthrough. Click here if you did not do ACT I yet as you will need to complete ACT I first.

Look at your Mad Memoires Book, it will say the following..

A recollection of the life and deeds of Mad King Thorn, as recounted by his loyal subjects and friends. The volume ends with the coronation of King Thorn. It seems incomplete..

Super quick run down (provided by Legionn)

#VII – Gendarran Fields – Ascalon Settlement Waypoint – Northern ruins in an archway.
#VIII – Harathi Hinterlands – Demetra Waypoint – In the Martyr’s Tomb.
#IX – Bloodtide Coast – Laughing Gull Waypoint – NW side of island on a wrecked ship.
#X – Harathi Hinterlands – Seraph’s Landing Waypoint – Look for a building with supplies in the floor.
#XI – Harathi Hinterlands – Arca Waypoint – On the bridge to the East, use Aqueous Scan to douse the fire.
#XII – Sparklfly Fen – Fort Cadence Waypoint – In the basement between 2 pillars to the left of the ghostly throne.

Act 2 Start – Gendarran Fields – Memoire VII: Handless

– Stories yet untold despite the power that marks a spooky site. When humans flee their homes of old, where they settle cannot be told.

Go to Gendarran Fields, Ascalonian Settlement and then locate the location indicated by the arrow (use the dotted line if you are unsure). If you use Corporeal Field scan (4), it will reveal a suspicious location.

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This will trigger a new event called Drive Back the hands of the accused thieves. Completing the event will trigger the spawn of Cashel, who will hand you Mad Memoires VIII: Handless

The clue revealed in the book is ..

This hinterland village was home to a goddess and a martyr (site #6)

Mad Memoires VIII: Feast and Famine

To go Harathi Hinterlands, and go to the POI called Matyr’s Tomb in Ruins of Holy Demetra. Here you will see a Statue of Dwayna, clicking it will tell you to /kneel. This will spawn another ghost called Emissary of Dwayna. Use your candy meter near Emissary of Dwayna, press 3 (Etheric Scan) to spawn Fenn who hands you the book!

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Here is the hint given for the next site…

These old bones are caught in the gullet, where laughing rises from sorrow (site #7)

Mad Memoires IX: Pains of Love

Go to Bloodtide Coast, head to Laughing Gull Waypoint. There is a sunken ship to the left of the island. Use Aqueous scan #1) There is a suspicious location clickable gear. Click it and a Haunted Door will open. An event will start to kill Mad Realm NPCs until a Veteran Candy Elemental spawns. After his defeat,  talk to Seamarshal Bennu to receive the Mad Memoires IX: Pains of Love

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The clue given is The landing at Arca struggles to fill its storeroom so it will never starve again (#8).

Mad Memoires X: Tax-o-Lanterns

Go to Harathi Hinterlands again, this time head to Seraph’s Landing waypoint in the NW corner, you will need to go a bit south from the armor repair guy and go up the stairs. Up top is store room with hay and pumpkin. Use your candy scanner here (Scan Corporeal Field #4) to reveal Rufus who will hand you Mad Memoires X: Tax-o-Lanterns.

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Clue given: Green is the color I want to remember. Not the red of flames or the blackened plateau. The Bridge, even it was green (site#9)

Mad Memoires XI: Flames of Renewal

This one is also in Harathi Hinterlands. Go to  the northeast bridge that spans over Arca lake.. Use your scanner (gaseous scan #2)  there to reveal a suspicious location on the bridge to start the flaming ghost event.  Use aqueous scan to find suspicious spots to reveal buckets of water to douse the flame on the ghost.  Anyways, the ghost is Portia and she will hand you the book Mad Memoires XI: Flames of Renewal after she gets doused off (some players reported able to run up to her and grab the book before they die form the fire damage if they can’t find a way to douse her off).

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Clue given: Walk in cadence with King Thorn’s shattered subjects. They keep their hatred deep within (site #10)

Mad Memoires XII – Descension

This one is in Sparkfly Fens, under the crypt below Fort Cadence, inside the Shattered Keep. Go all the way to the bottom of the crypt. Here use your scan #3 (Etheric Field) to to reveal a suspicious location near the torch.

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Now you are done! Head back to Lion’s Arch and hand everything back to Magister Tassi

By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

91 replies on “GW2 Shadow of the Mad King Mad Memoires ACT 2 guide”

This is wrong. You use the candymeter at the Emissary of Dwayna and then an NPC called Fenn spawns who gives you Book 8.

Use your Candymeter. Dulfy’s post is wrong, Emissary of Dwayna does not give the book, an NPC called Fenn that spawns on top of her does. It’s very confusing.

have found this site: go to sparkfly fen, and go into the crypt/tomb at north fort cadence. when there on the bottom floor, south wall on a column there is an unlit torch. scan there for page 12.

leaning towards this as well. can’t really find a place or remember a place thats full of bones or anything here though.

Page 9 – Bloodtide Coast, Laughing Gull Waypoint. Go to the half sunk ship in the water north of the island. There is a suspicious location clickable gear. Click it and a Haunted Door will open. An event will start to kill Mad Realm NPCs until a Veteran Candy Elemental spawns. After his defeat, Seamarshal Bennu spawns who gives you page 9

The third one is in Bloodtide Coast, Sorrowful Sound. Go south from Sorrowful Waypoint and the ghost can be found on a boat wreck, Seamarshal Bennu. The ghost was already there for me, but I assume you use the aqua-related scan.

Page 10 – Seraph’s Landing Waypoint in Harathi Highlands. Go South of the Armorsmith icon (The “helm” icon on the map) and go up the stairs. There is a storeroom with hay, use your candymeter to find the ghost NPC Rufus.

Clue from 10 – “green is the color i want to remember. not the red of flames ofr the blackened plateau. the bridge, even it was green.” any ideas?

Page 11 is still in Hinterlands, southern side of the northern most bridge over lake Arca, she’s on fire, basically, just south of the stand of 3 trees on the western side of the road just before the bridge. There’s an event to extinguish the flames, but water buckets don’t work. You can roll into her real fast and spam talk before you get killed to get the next page though.

To get water buckets, use your candymeter to reveal a shiny near the ring. Putting out the flames with that bucket works fine, but you must put out the entire ring…

Page 11 is in Harathi as well. Take the Arcallion WP and go SW to the bridge on your map. it is covered in green moss. Portia the ghost is surrounded by flames here. Kill nearby NPCs to get buckets of water to douse the flames. When they subside, she hands you page 11.

have found this site: go to sparkfly fen, and go into the crypt/tomb at north fort cadence. when there on the bottom floor, south wall on a column there is an unlit torch. scan there for page 12.

#VII – Gendarran Fields – Ascalon Settlement Waypoint – Northern ruins in an archway.
#VIII – Harathi Hinterlands – Demetra Waypoint – In the Martyr’s Tomb.
#IX – Bloodtide Coast – Laughing Gull Waypoint – NW side of island on a wrecked ship.
#X – Harathi Hinterlands – Seraph’s Landing Waypoint – Look for a building with supplies in the floor.
#XI – Harathi Hinterlands – Arca Waypoint – On the bridge to the East, use Aqueous Scan to douse the fire.
#XII – Sparklfly Fen – Fort Cadence Waypoint – In the basement between 2 pillars to the left of the ghostly throne.

Page 12 is in Fort Cadence in Sparkfly Fens on the very bottom floor. Take the Fort Cadence Waypoint (or Mire Waypoint if Fort Cadence is contested). Head north and go down to the bottom floor. There is a ghostly throne and a veteran captain. Use your candymeter between the 4th and 5th pillars from the throne, on the left. Wynn gives you page 12.

Mad Memories X: Tax-o-Lanterns

“Go to Harathi Hinterlands again, this time head to Seraph’s Landing waypoint in the NE corner”
Seraph’s Landing is NW corner

For page 11, during the flame event, you use aqueous scan to find a susicipous spot and that spot allows you to pick up buckets of water to douse the flames

For page 11, during the flame event, you use aqueous scan to find a suspicious spot and that spot allows you to pick up buckets of water to douse the flames

Two typos:
– It’s “Mad Memories VII: Handless” not “Memories VIII: Handless”

– The fort name is Fort Cadence, not Fort Cadenza 🙂

Just a small typos, that are a tiny bit confusing, but as always, a great guide anyway 😀

Man this is such a pain. I doubt I’d have a group. I guess I’ll see what I can get together tomorrow night. I definitely want to make this book flame, so I’ll have to do whatever it takes to get it done.

Thanks for the reply, Dulfy. Much appreciated!

I cant do part one, Tassi wont let me deliver the first five pages. Any advise about this? I cant find anything on this and this is a problem my friends have too. 🙁 Ok, nevermind. Its six pages and i just misread it all. <.<

Thanks again, with this guide you got me to the end of a task I probably wouldn’t have bothered attempting on my own. Cheers!

I have the regular Mad Memories book. Will I be able to complete act 2 in 2014? Were people able to do it again in 2013? I want the fire effect on it.

I just picked up three pages in LA: Mad Memoires I: Boyhood, II: Friendship, and III: Young Love.

The one by the graveyard just outside Divinity’s Reach isn’t showing, though. Maybe it’s somewhere else..?

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