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MS Grand Athenaeum Icon.png Grand Athenaeum

  • Level Requirement: 100+
  • Level Recommended: 100 - 125

MS Grand Athenaeum.jpg

Grand Athenaeum is the place that holds all of Maple World's knowledge and records. This library is more than just dusty old books and tomes. Here you will be able to relive untold stories of key moments in Maple World's history.

Episodic Content[edit]

MS Grand Athenaeum ChapterSelect.png

In the Grand Athenaeum, you play through three stories (otherwise known as episodes) that has happened in MapleStory's past.

Episode 1 - The White Mage Centuries ago, a brilliant magician left a cryptic warning for the world… ‘The ultimate light can only be found in the ultimate darkness.’ His words must be heeded if Maple World is to be saved.

Episode 2 - Empress In Training The story of Cygnus before she became Empress.

Episode 3 - The Black Witch Dunamis, the knight responsible for the Empress's safety, has gone missing. Can the Empress be saved? Another knight goes into the den of the Black Wings to find him

Quest List[edit]

General Common Rules
  • All quests can be done by any job.
  • All quests can be done by characters over Level 100.
  • Quests must be done in sequence, no skipping of quest allowed (unless otherwise stated).
  • There is no guarantee to the NPC and monster names since it is based off videos (that might not be English servers)
  • Quest names are replaced by part numbers to prevent confusion of the interpreted name and the actual name

Episode 1: The White Mage[edit]

Throughout this episode, you act as a mercenary.

Part 1[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Skylark Bird
  2. Select Chapter 1: The White Mage
  3. Watch the cutscenes that follows.
Reward
  • 25,968 EXP


Part 2[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Hatsar's Servant.
  2. Go to the portal at the right to start to escort mission.
  3. Protect him from incoming monsters until he reaches the portal on the right. Do not stray away from him too far for too long.
  4. Enter the portal when he reaches there.
  5. Talk to him again.
Reward
  • 207,743 EXP


Part 3[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to him again to be teleported into a cutscene. Land on Elin Forest afterwards.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 4[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to yourself.
  2. Take the portal on the right to the next map.
  3. Talk to Ephenia.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 5[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to her again.
  2. Go 1 map to the bottom right and kill 120 Hidden Grave Robbers and 120 Grave Robber's Hunting Dogs.
  3. Return to her.
Reward
  • 155,807 EXP


Part 6[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Ephenia again.
  2. Go 1 map to the top right and kill 180 Evil Poachers and 180 Poacher's Hawks . While travelling, you will encounter a cutscene with a small girl named Arin.
  3. Return to Ephenia.
Reward
  • 168,791 EXP

Part 7[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Ephenia again.
  2. Take the left portal. Finish reading the cutscenes.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 8[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Arin.
  2. Take the portal to the right and travel all the way to the end until a dialog pops up.
  3. Attempt to return back to the previous map.
  4. You realise that monsters are invading. Kill all 3 maps of monsters.
  5. Watch the cutscenes about Omen, the boy and the White Mage.
Reward
  • 155,807 EXP


Part 9[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Mars, the servant on the right.
  2. Enter the 2nd portal from the left.
  3. Talk to the boy.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 10[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to the boy.
  2. Get Omen's fragment etc item. Attempt to enter the White Mage's room (2nd portal from the right).
  3. Martin notices that you are trying to look for the White Mage. Talk to Martin.
  4. He brings you to the White Mage and you talk to him in a cutscene.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 11[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to the boy.
  2. Talk to Vieren, who is beside Martin.
Reward
  • 77,904 EXP


Part 12[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Vieren.
  2. Proceed outside on the left, kill Neon Bats to obtain 30 Faint Glowing Substances.
  3. Return to Vieren.
Reward
  • 181,775 EXP


Part 13[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Vieren.
  2. Talk to Mars.
Reward
  • 77,904 EXP


Part 14[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Mars.
  2. Proceed outside to the right, kill Peace Spirits to obtain 50 Glassiums.
  3. Return to Mars.
Reward
  • 181,775 EXP


Part 15[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to him. Obtain Magician's Sweet.
  2. Go to the 2nd portal from the left to find the boy.
  3. You could not find the boy, however you found a note left by him on his bed. Click on the note.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 16[edit]

Procedure
  1. Click on the note to read it.
  2. Arin mentions about her worry and that she is observing an increasing number of Omens, so she is trying to fight them. You feel worried and decided to look for him. Exit and travel all the way to the left until you find Arin.
  3. Surrounding Arin are 15 Omens. Kill all of them.
  4. Talk to Arin. (You will escort him back automatically as he is unconscious)
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 17[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to the boy.
  2. While waiting for the boy to regain consciousness, you started thinking about the increasing number of Omens and started suspecting the White Mage.
  3. Talk to yourself to complete the self-thought.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 18[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to yourself.
  2. Talk to Mars.
Reward
  • 64,920 EXP


Part 19[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Mars.
  2. Mars stops you from entering the White Mage's room but you insisted. Then you hear the White Mage saying something strange, so you barged into the room.
  3. You realize that the White Mage has been corrupted with darkness but it is too late...
Reward
  • 77,904 EXP


Part 20[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Mars.
  2. Go to the right and check for the well-being of other servants.
  3. As you check, you found Traces of Darkness and also Omens. Kill them if you see them (for 3 maps).
  4. At the end, click on the Speck of Light.
Reward
  • 155,807 EXP


Part 21[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to yourself.
  2. You are trying to find the White Mage. Move to the right until a cutscene pops up.
  3. The White Mage showed up. However darkness has overwhelmed him too much that Black Mage sounds a better name.
  4. You felt like as if you died. However you managed to overhear Arin talking to another mercenary.
Reward
  • 77,904 EXP
Notes
  • Episode 1 has concluded.


Completion Rewards[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to the Librarian.
Reward
  • 389,518 EXP
  • White Mage Minion medal


Episode 2: Empress In Training[edit]

In this episode, you act as a wandering warrior.

Part 1[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Skylark Rita and select Episode 2.
  2. Watch the (very long) cutscene that follows.
Reward
  • 25,968 EXP


Part 2[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Cygnus.
  2. Talk to Neinheart.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 3[edit]

It is spring.

Procedure
  1. Talk to Neinheart.
  2. Talk to Cygnus to check her status.
  3. Talk to Neinheart.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 4[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Neinheart.
  2. Take the ship to Minar Forest.
  3. Talk to Nix.
Reward
  • 155,807 EXP


Part 5[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Nix.
  2. Take the right portal and kill 3 maps of monsters.
  3. Return to Nix.
Reward
  • 168,791 EXP


Part 6[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Nx.
  2. Obtain Book of Knowledge and Nikes' Glasses.
  3. Take the ship to return to Ereve.
  4. Talk to Neinheart.
Reward
  • 181,775 EXP
Notes
  • A cutscene will follow up.


Part 7[edit]

It is summer.

Procedure
  1. Talk to Neinheart.
  2. Talk to Qiku.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 8[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Qiku.
  2. Take the ship to Nautilus Shore.
  3. Talk to Qika.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 9[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Qika.
  2. Climb down the ladder on the left and kill monsters underwater to get 20 Underwater White Pearls.
  3. Return to Qika
Reward
  • 155,807 EXP


Part 10[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Qiya.
  2. Climb down the middle ladder and kill monsters to get 20 Underwater Green Pearls.
  3. Return to Qiya.
Reward
  • 181,775 EXP


Part 11[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Qisu.
  2. Climb down the right ladder and kill monsters to get 20 Underwater Black Pearls.
  3. Return to Qisu.
Reward
  • 194,759 EXP


Part 12[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Qisu.
  2. Return to Ereve.
  3. Talk to Qiku.
Reward
  • 51,934 EXP


Part 13[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Qiku.
  2. Obtain Cygnus' Accessory. Pass it to Neinheart.
Reward
  • 51,934 EXP
Notes
  • A cutscene will follow up. You are given a choice on the opinion on Cygnus' outfit but it will not influence the result.


Part 14[edit]

It is Autumn. Cygnus has fallen sick.

Procedure
  1. Talk to Neinheart.
  2. Talk to Qiripi.
Reward
  • 25,968 EXP


Part 15[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Qiripi.
  2. Take the ship to Mu Lung.
  3. Talk to Mr Do.
  4. Explain that there are no weak people, but it is just for emergency use.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 16[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Mr Do.
  2. Go to the right towards Mu Lung Forest and kill Reindeers to obtain 15 Shiny Reindeer's Horns.
  3. Return to him.
Reward
  • 155,807 EXP


Part 17[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to him.
  2. Go to the right towards Peach Forest and kill Peach Monkeys to get 5 Golden Peaches
  3. Return to him.
Reward
  • 181,775 EXP


Part 18[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to him.
  2. Go to the right towards Herb Farm and kill Bellflowers to obtain 20 Bellflower Juices.
  3. Return to him.
Reward
  • 194,759 EXP


Part 19[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to him.
  2. Obtain Mr Do's Famous Medicine.
  3. Take the ship back to Ereve.
  4. Pass it to Neinheart.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP
Notes
  • A cutscene will follow up.


Part 20[edit]

It is winter. Cygnus has recovered.

Procedure
  1. Talk to Neinheart.
  2. Take the ship towards El Nath Dungeon.
  3. Climb up the map and click on the flower on the top left to obtain Lucky Flower.
  4. Exit the map using the portal and pass it to Neinheart.
Reward
  • 155,807 EXP
Notes
  • Ice Shards can drop on you to deal either 5% or 10% HP Damage.
  • No potions are allowed.
  • A cutscene will follow up.


Part 21[edit]

It is spring after 1 yar has passed. It is Cygnus' promotion to the Empress rank. However, Ereve is under attack.

Procedure
  1. Talk to Cygnus after the cutscene.
  2. Take the ship towards the Battleground.
  3. Fight monsters for 3 maps.
  4. Watch the cutscene that plays after that.
Reward
  • 155,807 EXP
Notes
  • Episode 2 has concluded.


Completion Reward[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to the Librarian.
Reward
  • 467,421 EXP
  • Making Cygnus medal


Episode 3: The Black Witch[edit]

For this episode, you are taking the role of yourself. To start, talk to Skylark Rita and then select Episode 3.

Part 1[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to yourself.
  2. Take the right portal and find your way out without getting shot by surveillance cameras, which toggles itself on and off at regular intervals.
  3. Talk to Old Grandpa.
Reward
  • 103,871 EXP


Part 2[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Old Grandpa.
  2. Climb down the left or right ladder and kill monsters to get Loving Daughter's Photo.
  3. Return to him.
Reward
  • 155,807 EXP


Part 3[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to him.
  2. Take the right portal and jump over the gaps (like a broken bridge). There are also surveillance cameras like previously.
  3. Talk to Aleien.
Reward
  • 259,679 EXP


Part 4[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Aleien.
  2. Climb down the left ladder and kill monsters to get 20 Memory Chips.
  3. Climb down the right ladder and kill monsters to get 20 Reversible Chips.
  4. Return to him.
Reward
  • 181,775 EXP


Part 5[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Released Prisoner.
  2. Take the right portal to go up using the elevator.
  3. Dodge the guards while making your way out.
  4. Talk to him again.
Reward
  • 129,839 EXP


Part 6[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to him.
  2. Take the left portal and kill 3 maps of monsters.
  3. Return to him.
Reward
  • 155,807 EXP


Part 7[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to him.
  2. Take the left portal to take the elevator.
  3. It is overwhelmed by security flies. Using a "gun" (mouse), click on them to shoot them. You have 50 shots and 1 minute to kill 15 of those flies.
  4. You successfully exit the cavern and saw daylight. Talk to him again.
Reward
  • 103,871 EXP


Part 8[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to him.
  2. Talk to Kiliru to board the ship to Ereve.
  3. Talk to him again.
Reward
  • 51,936 EXP


Part 9[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to him.
  2. Take the right portal and kill 3 maps of monsters.
  3. Talk to Black Witch.
Reward
  • 155,807 EXP


Part 10[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to Black Witch.
  2. Fight her.
  3. Talk to yourself.
  4. Watch the cutscene on the people's reaction to Ereve's recovery after the curse is lifted.
Reward
  • 181,775 EXP
Notes
  • Episode 3 is concluded.


Completion Reward[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to the Librarian.
Reward
  • 519,357 EXP
  • The Bookworm medal

Further Quests[edit]

After completing all 3 episodes, these quests are available. Again, they must be done in sequence. Quest names may be inaccurate due to translation issues.

I will read your books[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to the Librarian.
  2. Read all 3 books, which you have already done.
  3. Talk to the Librarian.
Reward
  • Mastery Book 20
  • Extra Pendant Slot (21 Days)
  • Bookworm Pendant


Story Fragments[edit]

Procedure
  1. Talk to the Librarian.
  2. Take the right portal and kill monsters to get 20 Story Fragments. You can choose from a choice of 2 maps.
  3. Return to him.
Reward
  • Extra Pendant Slot (7 Days)
Notes
  • This quest can be done up till 3 times per character.