Hello everyone :)
As one of those persistent and inquisitive bookworms, questers and aimless wanderers always looking for what seems "The Odd One Out" things inside the Tibian cities, as well as in its endless wilderness... I have a question.
In fact, I have GREAT MANY questions, but let me start my activity here with that little one:
Does anybody know, what is the quest, story or mystery connected with two very curious LADDERS in Venore? And if you know, by any chance, could you please tell me if there are more of them somewhere else?
I've just checked the information about them on TibiaWiki, and they say that those kind of ladders are also found in Rathleton - and I've never seen this city yet, unfortunately, as I've never been a "hardcore player", (by ANY strech of the imagination), so I've never played any "high" or even "middle" level character yet... (Or at least I've never achieved any level that is considered as the "middle one" NOWADAYS, in the MODERN type of Tibia game). So even though I'm an "old" player who keeps returning to Tibia after each longer break, my knowledge is still rather limited.)
But about my question and the available information - they also tell us (still on TibiaWiki) that you simply can't use those kind of ladders because they're broken, and yet I know FOR SURE that it's not entirely true, because at least one of those ladders is, in fact, USABLE (!)
Here are the further details of what I'm talking about. If you click on either of those 2 special ladders in Venore, you indeed get the message: "You see a broken wooden ladder. This ladder is not to be trusted."
- one of them is located in the messy Venorean shipyard west-north of the city. If you try to use it, the message says: "The ladder tries hard to look stable and trustworthy, you are not yet convinced". Is it some kind of a special quest? Can you do anything to get "more convinced" and DARE to use it? ;)
(I remember that our character doesn't DARE to jump from one rock to another in the "Troll Sabotage" quest until we use the Boots of Haste there, so perhaps we can use some other item in order to finally DARE to climb the broken ladder in the Venorean shipyard too?)
- and the other ladder is even more interesting, because even though the message says that it's "not to be trusted' you CAN, in fact, use it and climb on the roof of one of the Venorean buildings, namely the one above npc Leeland and his shop. Now, the REALLY interesting thing is, that when we access the roof, we see a note pinned on the wall there, informing us proudly that: "Amaro was here!" Well, that could mean anything and nothing, except... I'm quite sure that there used to be a series of RPG news articles on the official Tibia website, describing the adventures of certain Amaro the Quester (!). Which in turn makes me really excited, because perhaps it IS, in fact, some still hidden QUEST for us to discover?
So, if any of you here knows something more about it, please DO share your (any and every) piece of information here, or even describe some of your "working hypothesis" or theories!
I would be very grateful to learn anything new about this PROMISING (in my opinion) subject :)
EDIT: I'm very grateful to Bittencourt/Brighid for providing us with some more information in an EXCELLENT visual way (I wish I could learn how to do it too,haha) so definitely make sure to take a VERY CLOSE look at his/her answer.
I hope there are still many more new discoveries to be made here, but as I'm still a considerably "low level player" (both on this "posting account" and on my other, main account) I can't follow all those scrumptious lore threads everywhere they lead - as I explained in my comment to Bittencourt/Brighid's answer below.
HOWEVER, I would still like to share some of my own HUMBLE new findings, for those of you whose level is already high enough and who are blessed with dedicated team of friends with similar levels, in case you have time, will and energy to follow the whole story:
1) I've already found Amaro's Adventures among the many featured articles in the News Search archives on the official Tibia website (some of them have Amaro's name in their title, but not all of them, so I'm going to read all the surrounding lore articles too, just in case it might enlighten me even further and provide some other possible hints)
2) Amaro's true name is spelled a bit differently than I thought, as it's Amaro de Quester (his full name is Amaro Aventus de Quester). Now that's an impressive name, if I've ever seen one ;)
3) There is a whole article dedicated to presenting Amaro's personal profile, in a sort of an interview, where he answers many different questions about himself. At the end of this interview he is asked: "What is the best advice you can give?" and his curious answer is: "If you don't see anything, look closer. Adventure may only be a breath away!" - Ahh, I just love this GREAT answer! Spoken like a TRUE quester and adventurer! :)
4) And for those of you who are a bit more lazy, <cough> I mean who do not really have THAT much time, I can even provide the following details:
- the date of the interview mentioned above is June the 7th 2016,
- BUT there are other articles, featuring Amaro as early as 2012, as far as I can tell.
Small EDIT: Ha, I was wrong by two years. I remembered that Amaro had some great funny article entirely dedicated to his life among the rotworms and indeed, it was written in November 2010! It doesn't mention his name in the title which is: "My Friends the Wild Rotworms". So his adventures started even earlier than I've initially thought!
So much to read, so little time... Right then. Back to my studies.
ANOTHER EDIT: I somehow missed the fact that someone has already asked a related question about Amaro here on this site. I will link it here if I can, (but I'm still not sure how to post a link here, as I can't "copy an paste" anything while I edit my post).
Anyway, it's "Who is Amaro and is there locations in Tibia that mention him" question written by Shawtay. He/she mentions ANOTHER note on the wall saying "Amaro was here" in a DIFFERENT location that the one in Venore, and there are some great anwers to his/her question too, so definitely go and check out that whole thread if you're interested. I believe it MUST be somehow related to our findings here!
Doesn't it all look VERY promising? :)
Good luck to whoever will try to discover something new, in the lore or in the game itself, especially where I cannot reach right now (or anytime soon)
I'm off to read some more articles about Amaro Aventus de Quester!