the next questgiver we will meet is mayor clause. this good leader of gnomekindle, town and event, offers much the same quests as burl. in doing one of the quests, i took an attunement tour, which i will happily share with you!
one finds the mayor at his residence, just above the lake. when you speak to him, you see he offers 2 quests - one a storytelling and one a repeatable.
first, we choose the story - traditions of gnomekindle. as your quest journal tells you, all you have to do is listen to the story.
the mayor's repeatable quest requires that you harvest stone for the making of stone ornaments. as with the wooden ornament quest, this requires that you harvest 50 chunks of stone from stone gols, as both your quest journal and the mayor's speech. your reward for hunting down the material, aside from the loot, is more istarian express checks.
once i decided to hunt slate gols for this quest - i didn't want to spend all that time on hunting the harder stuff, which turns out kinda ironically funny, all things considered - and ported to brist, i realized that i was not attuned to any of the dalimond ports that were nearby the major slate gol grounds. since i would have to pass by several ports anyway, i figured i might as well attune to them on the way.
the first gate i attuned to was king's cross, almost directly east from bristugo. on the way, you will pass the amethyst mine and moham hintos, who offers quests, if you are in the way of taking them - otherwise, he serves as a 'signpost' for the right road. when you reach king's cross, seek out private alis talor and speak to her to get the attunement you seek.
after king's cross, head southeasternly to slate crest. you will pass a couple blighted areas, so watch out for minions of the wa, like diseased wolves. you will note the blighted plants as well. slate crest is the community just below the slate field. to attune to the gate there, speak to albus torrin. the private will confirm your attunement.
once you have your attunement, head for the slate field. from the guardpost, go up the pass. at the top of the cliff you will find a large field of slate nodes, guarded by slate gols, including slag, the named boss. keep an eye on your journal as you harvest the stone chunks and don't forget to loot any ornaments and presents you come across. usually, my prime bolt was enough to bring down the chosen gols, but they were, in any case, very easy to hunt. of course, your journal and chat log will inform you when you have enough stone for the mayor's purpose.
but don't head back to new korealia just yet. if you drop off the edge of the slate field and glide (assuming, of course, you are a draggy) a couple times, you will reach the pleasant canyon port pad. next to the pad, you will find angenehm the dragon, guardian of pleasant canyon. speak to the hatchie to get your attunement.
rather than recall, i decided to go to heart, since it was so close, to attune and use the outgoing portal there. run and glide - there is no direct road from pleasant canyon, not to mention a safe one - until you reach sergeant nansi illos' guardpost. speak to the sarg and get your attunement before you head back to the mayor.
when you get back to the mayor, speak to him and give him the chunks, so you can get your reward.
and there we have the quests available from mayor clause. next time, we will meet hermey the misfit gnome, and find out what work he would like us to do for him. see you soon!