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The Grand Prognosticator
Location Vale of Tiers, Clockwork City
Race Factotum Gender
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The Grand Prognosticator

The Grand Prognosticator is a factotum located in the Vale of Tiers that has garnered an almost mythical significance to the Tarnished of Slag Town. His exact location is east and slightly north of the Vale of Tiers map icon.

It's believed that the Prognosticator is oracular; possessing the ability to tell one's future, and so it's become customary among the Tarnished to travel on a pilgrimage receive a fortune directly from the Prognosticator. It's a dangerous journey and pilgrims do perish. The death of his mother, Maliah, is what sparks a Redguard named Kamid to defy the Prognosticator during the related quest by "changing his future".

The Grand Prognosticator is the second in a series of factotums created on the orders of Sotha Sil to collect and interpret data. The Factotum Analysts found around the Vale are first generation and perform that menial task of analyzing and interpreting social and environmental data satisfactorily. The Prognosticator was designed to be significantly more advanced; it could take data collected by an analyst and actually predict the wants and needs of a given person, so their desires would be satisfied before they even realized it.

A flaw with the sequential analytical processor assembly caused the Prognosticator to venture into the realms of actual prophecy however; something noticed only after Sotha Sil himself tinkered with the unit. Sotha Sil's assistant decided to store the machine in the Vale of Tiers until he could ask for guidance upon his return. A passphrase secured the unit from unwanted prophesying.

Two passphrases were used to secure the Prognosticator. "Magus commands you" interacts with the Prognosticator's memory core, while "Prime sequence eleven, thirteen, seventeen" unlocks the prophetic mode.

After you've completed the related quest, you can speak to Palbatan in the Slag Town Outlaws Refuge to receive the latter code and receive a view of things to come.

Related Quests[edit]

Achievements[edit]

There is one achievement associated with this character:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-Fortune and Fate.png Fortune and Fate 10 Learn of things to come.

Quest-Related Events[edit]

After

Kamid: "It worked! Prognosticator, tell me what the fates have in store for Kamid of Slag Town."
The Grand Prognosticator: "Reflecting... charting possible outcomes, Kamid of Slag Town, minimum income, inferior quality of life..."
Kamid: "Great, you know all about me. But what does it mean? What's my future, you stupid construct?"
The Grand Prognosticator: "Query... reflecting... Prognostication unsatisfactory. Poor quality of life will lead to sickness, starvation, depression, and ultimately... death."
Kamid: "Perfectly dire, just what I expected. And what about my friend here?"
The Grand Prognosticator: "Reflecting, reflecting... No relevant data in memory vaults... Error occurred. Please present yourself for immediate data collection."

If you use the "Magus commands you" passphrase:

"By the word of Seht, I am bound.
No pronouncements can be furnished without without proper statistics to analyze. Please provide the appropriate passphrase or present yourself to a Clockwork Apostle for immediate data collection."
Magus commands you.
"By the word of Seht, invalid passphrase provided. Please present yourself to Sotha Sil's honored assistant to rectify the situation."

If you use the prophetic passphrase:

"By the word of Seht, I am bound.
No pronouncements can be furnished without without proper statistics to analyze. Please provide the appropriate passphrase or present yourself to a Clockwork Apostle for immediate data collection."
Prime sequence eleven, thirteen, seventeen.
"Initializing... reflecting... reflecting... unauthorized prophetic element engaged.
Analyzing proximate subject... determining wealth and social status... Permission to continue?"
Permission granted.
(If Gold on the player is less than 100,000.) "Wealth and social status analysis complete …. Indicates a poverty-level income and the social status of a slave or indentured servant."
(If Gold on the player is more than 99,999 but less than 1,000,000.) "Wealth and social status analysis complete …. Indicates a modest level of income and the social status of a commoner or traveling merchant."
(If Gold on the player is more than 999,999.) "Wealth and social analysis complete... Indicates a level of income and status reserved for merchant lords, nobles, and royalty. Connection to organized crime also likely.
Reflecting.. health and wellness analyzer engaged. Permission to continue?"
Permission granted.
(If the Player's Health is less than 10,000) "Health and wellness analysis complete …. Poor health, indicative of sickness or frailty or inadequate nutrition. Recommend increasing your daily intake of flavorless paste."
(If the Player's Health is greater than 9,999, but less than 20,000.) "Health and wellness analysis complete …. Indicates a strong constitution and a robust physique. Life expectancy favorable, pending accident or injury."
(If the Player's Health is greater than 20,000.) "Health and wellness analysis complete …. Indicates an exceptional constitution and the stamina of a warrior or adventurer. Unfortunate. Such individuals lead exceptionally brief lives."
"Hold. Disengaging prophetic inhibitor. Prophecy imminent …."
Prophecy? About me?
"Dreaming... One netch. Two netch... Prophecy complete.
I see an island. A tower. Three princes. Darkness spreading across the land. I see a golden knight and an unexpected sacrifice. I see... an end..."
That doesn't sound good.
"Everything must perish. That is the way of all reality. But the end that I see... you can alter the outcome. The variables indicate a minuscule percentage point in your favor."
So there is a way to change the future.
"A chance... Lord Seht and the Three willing.
Reflecting... reflecting... probabilities calculated... odds generated... demise certainty... ninety-nine point nine-nine percent. And Summerset is the sequence of the words."