The world of Pyrathia contains a large number of quests. Each quest, when completed, rewards your character in some way. These rewards can include a special item, bonus experience, or favored status with some group of people.
Most quests start when an NPC (non-player character) talks to a PC (player character). Not every NPC who talks to your character initiates a quest, but some do. Pay attention to the conversation, looking for keywords that might be used in response, to possibly trigger further conversation with the NPC. Most quests require your character to confirm that he will accept the challenge. You can use the “quest” command in-game to see any quests you are currently working towards completing. Some quests require you to obtain something and give it to a person. Other quests require your character to talk about certain things with various people. Sometimes, you must solve a puzzle. Experienced questers are in the habit of carefully reading NPC conversations for clues that spark or further a quest.
Room descriptions often contain clues about hidden things. Taking note of room descriptions allows you to notice keywords that you can “look” at for more information. Making detailed observations is a good game habit, particularly while questing. In many cases, colors highlight important keywords. There may even be some quests that do not require interaction with an NPC to any significant degree. Quests vary as much as their rewards, and staffers continually add new quests to the game.
It is recommended that your character always be visible when dealing with a quest mob, as many of them cannot interact with invisible, hidden, or camouflaged characters. Note that some quests also pertain only to specific classes, alignments or races. No single character is able to complete every quest in Shattered Kingdoms.