SWTOR Loremaster of Ilum Location Guide

To complete the "Loremaster of Ilum" achievement you must find all five listed lore objects both hidden and obvious on Ilum. This written guide will show you where to locate each lore object.

The Achievement can be found in your Legacy (Y) > Location > Ilum > Exploration.

Listed in alphabetic order:

Ilum Crystals

The Ilum Crystals lore object (a crystal) is located up against the large ice wall in the southern Imperial Mining Camp (same area as "The Battle for Ilum lore object) south-west of Republic Base Camp in the southern Eastern Ice Shelf.

The Codex Entry can be found in your Log (L) > Codex > Lore > Ilum Crystals.

The Adegan lightsaber crystals of Ilum were originally discovered by ancient Jedi, who made pilgrimages to Ilum to study and meditate on the Force amid Ilum's harsh wintry environs and to select the Force-resonant crystals for their lightsabers.

But while it has long been believed that Adegan crystals had the potential for other uses, serious research into the subject was not pursued until the outbreak of the latest war with the Sith Empire. The Empire and the Republic have both sent teams to Ilum to extract the crystals and discover their military applications--most notably, the potential for stealth technology of unprecedented effectiveness.

Pilgrimages to Ilum

The Pilgrimages to Ilum lore object (a datapad) is located on the floor next to the entrance to the Escape Tunnel, the back entrance to the ancient Jedi Temple, south of Imperial Base Camp in the Eastern Ice Shelf.

The Codex Entry can be found in your Log (L) > Codex > Lore > Pilgrimages to Ilum.

Distant, frozen and dangerous, Ilum has nonetheless attracted Jedi visitors for centuries. The vast crystal caves beneath Ilum's surface draw those seeking to improve their weapons, meditate in seclusion or test themselves against the natural hazards there.

One pilgrimage to Ilum nearly ended in disaster when Master Seta-Le, trekking through Ilum's mountains to a meditation site, fell through a patch of ice into a cavern. Trapped and with her lightsaber broken in the fall, she eventually managed to apply the lightsaber's components to a nearby crystal formation. The resulting scattered beam melted through the ice wall of the cavern, allowing Master Seta-Le to escape. The complex, fragile ice formations created from the beam have become another point of interest on Ilum for Jedi pilgrims.

Stealth Technology and Warfare

The Stealth Technology and Warfare lore object (a datapad) is located on the edge of a wrecked shuttle at The Road to Glory between Republic Waystation and Imperial Base Camp in the Eastern Ice Shelf, surrounded by Imperial forces.

The Codex Entry can be found in your Log (L) > Codex > Lore > Stealth Technology and Warfare.

Stealth field generators allow individuals to effectively become invisible and have been in common use for centuries, most often seen in modern times in the possession of professional spies and underworld figures. Invisibility is also possible on a larger scale; occasionally private starships employ cloaking devices, but the costs involved mean they are reserved for the very rich, or those willing to seize such devices by force.

Despite the obvious advantages, in wartime cloaked ships and individuals are usually only deployed for small, covert operations. Cloaking an entire division or fleet would not be practical. But periodically, researchers or military leaders obsessed with the possibilities attempt to develop technology to allow mass-cloaking, knowing it would change the face of warfare forever. Given the amplification properties discovered in Ilum crystals, perhaps the time for change has finally come.

The Battle for Ilum

The Battle for Ilum lore object (a datapad) is located on the ground next to the ice wall in the nothern Imperial Mining Camp (same area as the "Ilum Crystal" lore object) south-west of Republic Base Camp in the southern Eastern Ice Shelf.

The Codex Entry can be found in your Log (L) > Codex > Lore > The Battle for Ilum.

To the Jedi, Ilum is a sacred world invaded and ravaged. To the Empire, it represents vital resources and the chance for a powerful symbolic victory. After learning of the value of Ilum's crystals in the years after the Sacking of Coruscant, the Empire sent a small group of Sith to investigate the planet. With only a handful of Jedi scattered across the ice plains, the Sith were able to avoid or defeat their foes and begin quietly harvesting Ilum's crystals.

During the fighting on Corellia, Republic SIS operatives recovered evidence of the Empire's plans to use these crystals and develop stealth technology on an unprecedented scale. The Republic gathered its fleets and allies--both old and new--and raced in defense of Ilum. The aid of the Jedi has allowed the Republic to establish strong bases, but the Empire is determined not to lose such a valuable world. The battle for Ilum promises to be long and bloody.

The Republic's Alien Allies

The Republic's Alien Allies lore object (a cache) is located behind a small ice block in Starlit Pass, north of Imperial Waystation in the north-west of Eastern Ice Shelf, surrounded by Talz forces.

The Codex Entry can be found in your Log (L) > Codex > Lore > The Republic's Alien Allies.

The renewed war with the Empire and the fight for Corellia brought the Republic to the brink, prompting it to call on a variety of allies and member worlds. Now the battle on Ilum and the chance the Empire may gain the massive advantage of a stealth fleet have reaffirmed the need for wide support. Duros, Talz, Ongree and Wookiee shock troops have all lent their soldiers, munitions and fleets to the fight. More unusual is the presence of Kaleesh mercenaries; these masked, highly skilled warriors have come to the fiercest battleground in the galaxy seeking honor and glory.

Ordinarily, keeping such diverse forces working together would be a challenge. But the harsh conditions on Ilum, the furious onslaught from the Empire and the knowledge of the consequences of defeat have served to unify the Republic's forces and kept disagreements to a minimum.

Additional Lore Objects

These Lore Object does not count towards the Loremaster Achievement. They are simply providing more knowledge and a small amount of XP. They are purely optional.


The Deep-Miners lore object (a crate) is located in the snow surrounded by Imperial forces and mining equipment in the center of Imperial Mining Camp (same area as the "Ilum Crystals" and "The Battle for Ilum" lore objects) south-west of Republic Base Camp in the southern Eastern Ice Shelf.

The Codex Entry can be found in your Log (L) > Codex > Organizations > Deep-Miners.

Deep-miner technology has been in development for over a decade. These exceptionally powerful drilling devices were originally conceived by the Imperial machinist Jelven Donn, who was investigating ways to keep mining worlds profitable. Able to drill down to previously unreachable depths, deep-miners would be able to reach resources long thought depleted--in theory. However, Jelven Donn was never able to solve the problem of the deep-miners' power consumption, and lost half a dozen units to overloaded batteries.

With the discovery of Ilum and its unique crystal deposits, Jelven Donn realized that the amplifying capabilities of Adegan crystals could make deep-miner power supplies a viable prospect at last. Deep-miners have since become a staple of Imperial mining efforts on Ilum. However, their deployment close to Ilum's core has concerned some Imperial scientists, who have picked up recent fluctuations in seismic activity.

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