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If you're not sure what I mean, it's visible from the little village that's south over the river from the main area of Alvar. I went up there, killed a few wasps, and went over to investigate. When I clicked on it I got a nonsensical message - can't remember it exactly but it was two words and at least one wasn't an actual word. I got the effect on my portrait as if it was a buff or a quest update, but nothing seems to have changed.
Post edited November 15, 2012 by Export
This question / problem has been solved by robotgoblinimage
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Do you mean the type of obelisk that you see in each town?

It's a "secret" quest. You need to find them all, to get a clue on getting the reward.

Also, you should be able to find the message that it gave you in your autonotes, along with those from all other obelisks you've found.
Post edited November 15, 2012 by robotgoblin
Yeah, I actually added a screenshot of it but it seems to have magically removed itself.

Ah, a secret quest - that makes more sense than it just being a weird error, which is what I first thought it was. I've found a few more since then and have been marking them on the map. Thanks for the help.