All That Glitters
This quest is a Tier 1 quest given by Thepem the Apprentice who can be found in the Royal City of Ter Mur.
Ah, yes, welcome to our humble shop. Do you wish to buy some of our fine potions today, or perhaps have something of interest to sell?
No? Well, I do have some specialty goods for sale that may be of interest to you. Unfortunately, specialty goods require specialty ingredients, which can be harder to come by. I'm not the adventurous sort, so if you are interested, you'll have to bring them to me.
Mistress Zosilem has recently discovered an efficient method of converting lesser metals in those that are more valuable. The elixirs that convert the more valuable metals are for our long term customers. That said, perhaps you are interested in purchasing a elixir that can turn up to 500 dull copper ingots into gold ones? I will need some specialty ingredients in addition to what we have in the shop. Of course, nothing one such as yourself cannot obtain with a small bit of effort.
Bring me five portions of congealed slug acid, and twenty gold ingots. I will need to inspect the ingots before I accept them, so give those to me before we complete the transaction.
Congealed Slug Acids can be obtained from the Acid Slugs inside the Underworld or Passage of Tears Mini-Champ inside the Stygian Abyss Dungeon. To obtain a Pile of Inspected Gold Ingots, you need to give Thepem the Apprentice 20 gold ingots. She wont accept less or more ingots. After you obtained the necessary items, mark them all as quest item:
Hello, how may I help you? Oh, wait, you were interested in the elixir of gold conversion, right? If you have the materials I asked for ready, hand them over and I'll get to work on your elixir right away. After that, I have other tasks to finish for the mistress, but you can return in a bit if you wish to make another purchase.