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Hey guys,

I am completing the Helmet of the Ancients quest and read that there are rumors of an item which will perm enchant the helmet, the Soul Ruby. I checked wiki and read not much information on the item which leads me to believe it's unobtainable and all just speculation. I was wondering if anyone had any further information on how to obtain the Soul Ruby, or is it just pure legend?

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Helmet of the AncientsA Helmet of the Ancients can be enchanted with a small ruby for 30 minutes (+3 armor). However, a soul ruby is said to enchant the helmet forever with possibly even more power.Helmet of the Ancients (Enchanted) Currently, we don't know if we're missing something or if it's even implemented, there's no proof. I've never seen a character with a said soul ruby. I guess this remains one of the great mysteries that can be neither confirmed nor denied in Tibia. Here's some of my research which of course, I came up empty-handed with no soul ruby-

Quoting from Morgathla Reveals the Secrets of the Mask (Book) which is a book seen in the mysterious Serpentine Tower:

...so Morgathla revealed to him one of the secrets it was guarding, a secret that had been thought lost for a long time. And Arkhothep forged the parts of a powerful mask and assembled it on a demon altar. He had secretly erected this unholy shrine underneath the great pyramid he had planned to use as the final resting place for his father. So strong was this altar's magic that it fused the parts to form the famous Helmet of the Ancients as soon as they were placed on it. Eight helmets Arkhothep crafted, one for himself and one for each of his allies. But he did not fully trust his fellow conspirators, so he inserted ordinary rubies into their helmets, while his own helmet was imbued with the eternal power of a soul ruby. This way those helmets had only a fraction of his own helmet's powers. But Arkhothep's precautions against his allies went further than that. He only revealed the secret to forge one single part of the helmet to each of them, and each of them was taught the secret to forge a different part. Arkhothep clearly saw through his allies' greedy natures. He knew they would never share their knowledge with each other, and he foresaw that their greed would make them plot against each other rather than against him.

My speculations-

  1. Maybe Arkhothep (Dark Pharaoh ruler of Ankrahmun) or Morgathla (ancient guardian of the Ankrahmun Tomb) has the answer? Arkhothep's room is said to be inaccessible so I don't think we can speak to him. As for Morgathla, I cannot find this NPC either but I do know that there's a boss called the Ancient Spawn of Morgathla which looks like an Ancient Scarab that can be seen during the Dangerous Depths Quest.
  2. A soul ruby doesn't appear when I type it into the Cyclopedia, could it have another name or might it not even exist?
  3. Maybe the soul ruby is hidden from the Cyclopedia? Maybe there's one soul ruby and Arkhothep used it and didn't want others to know because then they'll steal his powerful ruby?