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