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Alva
Master Explorer
Alva Master Explorer
Areas: The Bridge Encampment, Oriath
Functions: Offers incursion missions, vendor
Quest:

Alva, Master Explorer (real name Alva Valai )is a master. She gives the player access to incursions, followed by the Temple of Atzoatl once enough incursions are completed. Players can encounter Alva from act 7 onwards.

Mission

Alva can spawn in three different locations in a zone where she can be found. Speak to her and complete the incursion in each location.

Decorations

To level up Alva, explore rooms in the Temple of Atzoatl:

  • Explore 15 rooms for level 2.
  • Explore 30 rooms for level 3.
  • Explore 40 rooms for level 4.
  • Explore 50 rooms for level 5.
  • Explore 60 rooms for level 6.
  • Explore 70 rooms for level 7.

"Exploring" a room only requires you to walk inside a room (i.e. you can walk through the door and then leave if it isn't a reward room). Each room only counts once regardless of getting it again in another Temple. A T3 room counts as a T1 and and T2 as well, so a T3 room counts are exploring 3 rooms rather than 1.[1]


ItemMaster levelFavour
Cost
Variations
Ancient Books114014
Archaeologist's Peg13804
Body Armour Stand19104
Helmet Stand19104
Slave Pens Stool11406
Torch191012
Vaal Furniture138024
Weathered Pot13806
Ancient Rubble23306
Ancient Vessel23306
Broken Floor233018
Crypt Rubble233018
Driftwood Log233015
Excavated Brick23304
Exposed Ruins28604
Flagstone Ground23303
Forest Encampment Ground23306
Slave Pens Barrel286012
Slave Pens Chair23302
Slave Pens Drawing Table28605
Sleeping Lion Statue220403
Vaal Debris233012
Vaal Fire Pit28609
Vaal Pylon23309
Blood Plane333027
Boat Remains37106
Bow Rack318603
Crypt Fire Pit344008
Foothills Debris37104
Foothills Grass37107
Full Armour Stand318605
Large Crypt Rubble371010
Mosaic Wall344006
Ruined Long Table37102
Ruined Mat371011
Ruined Ornate Chair37104
Ruined Standing Lamp37105
Slave Pens Bed318606
Slave Pens Bench37103
Slave Pens Bunk Bed318607
Slave Pens Table3186010
Stone Well318601
Temple Basin318605
Tombstone371017
Vaal Curtain371016
Vaal Figurine344007
Vaal Letter318603
Vaal Rug3440012
Wooden Board37108
Church Pillar412204
Cloth Post412201
Crypt Tomb4122015
Decrepit Fence412209
Dried Well474902
Garden Column474902
Hungry Exile412207
Large Boat Remains431705
Old Giblets4317038
Ossuary Plaque4122010
Rubble Strip412205
Ruined Chair4122014
Ruined Divider412206
Ruined Sofa Bed412204
Ruined Table412208
Ruined Torture Table412201
Sarcophagus431702
Sitting Lion Statue474903
Skull Pile4122034
Slave Cage4317017
Slave Pens Crate4122016
Stone Pillar4122012
Swamp Tree Stump412204
Sword In Ground4122022
Tired Exile412207
Vaal Bookshelf474905
Vaal Large Altar4749012
Vaal Marker412203
Vaal Reading Table474903
Vaal Sarcophagus431705
Vaal Tablets431708
Wagon Wheel412201
Weathered Grave412209
Webbed Tree4317010
Blackguard Barricade525706
Bloody Corpse5257014
Boat Wreckage525709
Body Bag5676012
Catacomb Pillar567606
Cavia Porcellus5676014
Crypt Pillar567605
Crypt Table525704
Decayed Statue567604
Decorated Tree567606
Dig Machinery567603
Disembodied Corpse5257024
Driftwood Archway567601
Emaciated Corpse5257014
Fresh Giblets5257033
Frightened Exile525701
Head Platter525701
Large Pillar567604
Large Rocks5257012
Ossuary Brazier5676012
Ossuary Grave5676010
Ossuary Grave Marker51602021
Ossuary Pillar5160204
Pooling Blood5676015
Rapture Device5160201
Round Weapon Rack5160201
Ruined Book Shelf525706
Ruined Pillar525703
Ruined Sofa525704
Ruined Stool525706
Sarn Palm567608
Seed of Corruption5160201
Slave Pens Dining Table567608
Slave Pens Wagon525702
Stone Archway5160202
Swamp Tree567604
Vaal Block5257010
Vaal Notes567605
Vaal Pillar5160209
Vaal Scattered Papers5676016
Vaal Statue5160203
Wall of Spikes5676022
Absorbed Flesh61072010
Arakaali Egg61072014
Belly Ground Spikes61072018
Bone Sculpture61072010
Bulbous Flesh61072044
Church Wall6107205
Church Wall Gate6255601
Colossus Hand6550703
Colossus Head6550703
Colossus Leg6550702
Colossus Sword6550705
Covered Corpses640902
Emaciated Corpse Pile6107204
Flesh Glob61072024
Glowing Embers640902
Golden Lion Statue6550704
Impaled Monster62556022
Large Fortification6107203
Rotten Stump6107201
Ruined Banner6409014
Ruined Column640907
Ruined Columns6255601
Ruined Large Sofa Bed640901
Ryslatha Tree62556014
Severed Heads640906
Slave Pens Rug640902
Standing Lion Statue6255603
Stygian Tick6107209
Thick Trees6107209
Tomb6107202
Tumorous Cluster6107204
Vaal Altar6107209
Vaal Mechanism62556011
Vaal Mummy62556012
Vaal Round Altar6107204
Vaal Square Altar6107205
Vaal Weapon Rack62556014
Vaal Weathered Pillar61072017
Vestigial Organs61072016
Weapon Rack640902
Beast Egg stalk7153201
Beast Eyestalk7153209
Blood Fog (Red)7153201
Blood Fog (Yellow)7153201
Bloody Corpse Pile7153204
Bone Display7153206
Catapult Ammo7153203
Cavia Porcellus Pile7358904
Corrupted Specks7153201
Corruption7153203
Decorated Trees7153204
Fellshrine Ruins7358909
Glandular Anemone7358901
Gruthkul Shrine7358901
Highgate Weapon Rack7358904
Large Aqueduct Boat7358905
Large Church Wall Arch7153201
Lighthouse Remains7358901
Mast Arch7153201
Ramshackle Hut7153201
Ruined Arch7153201
Ruined Experiment Table7153204
Sarn Archway7358901
Tree Hut7358901
Vaal Armour Rack71532016
Vaal Atlas Chart7358903
Vaal Treasure Trove7358904
Vascular Growth71532014
Winged Statue7153202

Dialogue

Introduction

Thank the gods! You're no saint, I can see that. Though who am I to question what form divine providence comes in?

I am the great Alva Valai! Reliquarian extraordinaire, seeker of mysteries, explorer of the unknown, lover of all things that glitter - and I need your help.

The lost Temple of Atzoatl; Halls lined with finery, boxes stuffed with glimmering riches and relics touched by insurmountable power! For eons lost to history... until now.

The Temple of Atzoatl

(Part of No Time like the Present quest icon.png No Time like the Present, before Greust was killed, trigger in the town)

I believe the secret of its location lies in the Vaal City which, until very recently, was submerged and completely unreachable. But with all that's going on, the city has risen from the depths, and... well, it's still completely unreachable. It seems the only way to get even close is across the river, and the only crossing is overrun with bandits. I've a plan that could make both of us unbelievably wealthy, but... perhaps one day....

(Part of No Time like the Present quest icon.png No Time like the Present, before Greust was killed, trigger in the wild. )

I believe the secret of its location lies here in the Vaal City which, until very recently, was submerged and completely unreachable. It's a tale that beggars belief - some devil coated the land in darkness, but a hero banished it and raised the city from the riverbed! Then some bandits swept in, claiming invaluable artefacts and blocking the only entrance until an even mightier hero sent them packing. If they were around I'd ask them to help me achieve unfathomable wealth, but... you'll do I suppose.

(Part of No Time like the Present quest icon.png No Time like the Present, after Greust was killed, trigger in the town. )

I believe the secret of its location lies in the Vaal City which, until very recently, was submerged and completely unreachable. It's a tale that beggars belief - some devil coated the land in darkness, but a hero banished it and raised the city from the riverbed! Then some bandits swept in, claiming invaluable artefacts and blocking the only entrance until an even mightier hero sent them packing. If they were around I'd ask them to help me achieve unfathomable wealth, but... you'll do I suppose.

Alva's Past

When I was young, my father gave me my first call to adventure by enlisting me in the employ of Dominus' navy. I used to love the sea. The way it smelled. The freshness of the air... but, some 'stuff' happened and I returned to Theopolis, intent on living a ladies life. Ha, it was not to be, obviously.

My lust for excitement brought me to the Reliquarians - a secret society of treasure hunters, funded by those cold and greedy societal uppercrusts. I had my father pull some strings and before I knew it, I was amongst it all, raiding temples and tombs across the land. But, well... you're an exile, you know how the Templars are. Untrustworthy is one way to describe them. When I came across a manual of Vaal blood thaumaturgy, I knew I couldn't let it fall into their hands. And it never did.

Though that damned High Templar knew I was keeping something secret... And so, no longer welcome amongst the nobility, here I am. Luckily there's a fortune to be made here and a few of my old clients still remain loyal to me when it comes to spending what they have inside their purses.

Atzoatl

The lost Temple of Atzoatl is said to be the most famed in all Vaal history and myth. Best I can tell, the Temple began its construction in the final years of the Vaal Empire. The exact date of its completion has been hard to ascertain as it occurred shortly before the events which brought about the civilisation's extinction.

Perhaps it is the fragility of the timeline that has made Atzoatl such a staple of Vaal mythology. Some say it was a place of darkness, home to the most vile of sacrifices. But there are others who claim the temple to be the birthplace of technology - even our own is said to pale in comparison to what was being forged within those walls.

Scholars today have even suggested that it was the treasure house for Queen Atziri herself. Whichever is true, it was bound to have been fiercely protected by fanatics and royalty alike. And if something's worth protecting, well, then it's worth bloody taking!

Oriath

Well, most of my market no longer exists... but, I'm an adaptable type, and there are plenty of pirates, thieves, tyrants and nutters who will pay good coin for my finds.

I may just have to do a little extra legwork to find 'em.

Einhar

Einhar would have fit into Atziri's empire quite nicely. The man's no stranger to ritual sacrifice, though thankfully he limits his bloodletting to beasts. He doesn't seem to have much of an interest in opulence, which is great news for me. As long as Einhar sticks to what he's best as, we'll get along fine.

Niko

Niko's a bit of an... oddball... yes, but if you can put up with his quirks, he's not without his uses. The mine he so passionately guards is simply filled to the brim with glittering goodies. I've been trying to cozy up to him in the hopes that when he hits the motherlode, I'll be right there next to him.

Zana

I've never met anyone as protective of their creations as Zana. It's not like her astrolabe thing can send us back in time... wait, can it? What does that thing do, anyway? I've seen the places it takes her. Some of them are truly horrifying! They make the Vaal look tame as kittens. Not Zana though... She's a lion with a kitten's face.

Jun

I'm trying to stay on Jun's good side. She's not aggressive or anything -- not to me anyway -- but I've seen her polishing daggers, staring off into the distance. That's a look I recognise from my days around some less-than-reputable treasure-hunters. A killer's look. She's out for someone's blood.

Navali

I've not spoken to Navali about it yet, but I have to wonder how our little forays into the past affect her visions of the future. I also wonder why she isn't using that little power of hers to make us all unbelievably wealthy. Imagine all the Grand Arena matches we could bet on! I'd much rather watch some disemboweling than do the disemboweling myself, if it's all the same to her. I guess, when you really think about it, all that Vaal blood is on her conscience!

Order of the Djinn

So Jun's people snuck about history stashing powerful artifacts, did they? Do you happen to know if any such artifacts were stashed in the Temple of Atzoatl at any point... no? Fine. Just a thought.

Version history

Version Changes
3.11.0
  • Fixed a bug where leaving a map where Alva was present for an extended period of time could prevent you from doing any remaining Incursions when you returned.
  • Fixed a bug where dying in a map where Alva was present could under certain circumstances prevent you from doing any remaining Incursions when you returned.
3.5.0
  • Alva Valai is now a master. You can first meet her in Act 7. She will send you on incursions into the Temple of Atzoatl during its construction in order to help her find its location in the present day.
3.3.0

References

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