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Wasting Minds is a task in The Forgotten Sanctum.


Bekarna has been imprisoned by the Hand Occult and stripped of her mind. To save her, the Watcher needs to find some thing that can help her focus, something related to her lifelong fascination with stargazing...


  • Bekarna is of little help in figuring out what to find, but that doesn't matter. What you need to grab is Advanced Wistful Stargazing, located in the Hall of Reconfiguration, in the Alcove of Incision to the northwest. Returning it to Bekarna will help set her mind straight and initiate the next quest, where she'll ask for her grimoire.
    • Be sure to return her book before engaging the Memory Hoarder inside The Assembly of Echoes. Upon starting the interaction with it, the door back up will be barriered off.
    • If you use Llengrath's scroll instead of Thayn's on the Memory Hoarder's Organ, without restoring her mind first, Bekarna will be among those euthanized by it.


ID Objectives
0 Wasting Minds
10000 Among the habitats of the Collections I found a captive wizard by the name of Bekarna. She seemed addled by her long imprisonment and not entirely in possession of her senses.
3 Speak to Bekarna.
10003 I won't learn anything about Bekarna unless I speak with her and discover what caused this malady of the mind.
5 Find a way to restore Bekarna's memory.
10005 Bekarna implored me to "help her find the sky again." Her focus seems drawn to that idea, almost like it could center her thoughts. Something in the Collections might help her out of this stupor.
6 Bring the book 'Advanced Wistful Stargazing' to Bekarna.
10006 I located a book full of information about the stars. If Bekarna wants to find the sky again, this might be what she needs to restore her senses.
7 Speak with Bekarna in the Temple of Revelation.
10007 After recovering her senses, Bekarna was understandably in a hurry to flee the Collections. I can find her in the Temple of Revelation and claim my reward.
End states
No 30001 Bekarna is dead.
Yes 30002 Once she returned to her senses, Bekarna left the Collections.