Phalaks' experiment log

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Phalaks' experiment log is a book written by the Dragonkin Phalaks that is obtained as a rare drop from adamant dragons in the Dragonkin Lair after Hero's Welcome. It is only dropped to players who have obtained Kalibath's journal, which is also dropped by adamant dragons. The log details Phalaks' experiments on the Abomination. Obtaining and reading this journal is a requirement for the master quest cape.

Having a Lorehound summoned with the Lore Helper perk increases the drop rate.

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Transcript[edit | edit source]

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Experiment Log - Abomination tissue samples

Resistance to heat, cutting, acid and magic all in excess of samples taken from Dragonkin, human, elf and troll control subjects. Analysis at the smallest level shows a level of integration between muscle and bone that makes it difficult to tell where one ends and the other begins. This would lead to a level of flexile movement unthinkable in all but deep-sea creatures while retaining a bone density equal to refined dragonite. In short, bone can flex like muscle while muscle tissue stiffens to make the 'frame' against which the bone-muscle pulls.

Experiments in producing this effect in Grotworms and humans has been unsuccessful to date.

Further analysis has been helped by curious properties within the samples. They do not seem to age or decay. Submerged a piece in filthy water and another in rotting human blood and neither showed any sign of spoilage. This could make for very interesting leather goods or light armour if it could be tanned while retaining this property.

Attempts to make a needle and thread for working a larger sample have failed.

Final notes - I have returned to Tarshak's 'sanctum'. The place was overrun by humans mining the bane ore that dropped from the chamber above when he was killed. I have captured many for further experiments. In addition I found that the bulk of his body 'lived' in a fashion. It seems that enough supplementary brain tissue, muscle mass, lungs and hearts survived the crushing. It 'lives' in an extremely rudimentary way. It does, however, regenerate damage done to it, minus the damage done when Tarshak removed his 'head' from it. This has made collecting samples considerably easier.

I have yet to perfect a process for grafting a new head onto the body to give it mobility and a level of control.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 23 October 2017 (Update):
    • Adamant dragon journals will now always show a lootbeam.
  • ninja 27 March 2017 (Update):
    • Loot beams for the lore book drops that were recently granted bad luck mitigation have been updated, in order that they clear more reliably (and generally behave like other loot beams).
  • patch 6 March 2017 (Update):
    • We have added bad luck mitigation to some lore drops so that cumulative monster kills shift the drop rate towards 100% once a certain threshold has been reached. This affects drops which have a drop rate of 1/100 (or worse). The affected drops from Adamant dragons are the Dragonkin journals but not Forcae's journal.
  • ninja 15 February 2016 (Update):
    • The loot beam value has been changed from 50,000 to 50,001 coins for Phalaks's experiment log.
  • ninja 14 December 2015 (Update):
    • Added a lootbeam value of 50,000 coins to the following:
      • Kalibath's journal, Phalaks's experiment log, Sakirth's journal & Strisath's journal.