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Alva Valai
Master Explorer
Alva Valai Master Explorer
Areas: The Bridge Encampment, Oriath
Functions: Offers incursion missions, vendor

Alva Valai is a master. She gives the player access to incursions, followed by the Temple of Atzoatl once enough incursions are completed. Players can encounter Alva from act 7 onwards.


Alva can spawn in three different locations in a zone where she can be found. Speak to her and complete the incursion in each location.


To level up Alva, explore rooms in the Temple of Atzoatl:

  • Explore 15 rooms for level 2.
  • Explore 30 rooms for level 3.
  • Explore 40 rooms for level 4.
  • Explore 50 rooms for level 5.
  • Explore 60 rooms for level 6.
  • Explore 70 rooms for level 7.

"Exploring" a room only requires you to walk inside a room (i.e. you can you walk through the door and then leave if it isn't a reward room). Each room only counts once regardless of getting it again in another Temple. A T3 room counts as a T1 and and T2 as well, so a T3 room counts are exploring 3 rooms rather than 1.[1]

ItemMaster levelFavour
16x16pxAncient Books128014
16x16pxArchaeologist's Peg18604
Body Armour Stand123004
Helmet Stand123004
16x16pxSlave Pens Stool12806
Vaal Furniture186024
16x16pxWeathered Pot18606
16x16pxAncient Rubble27206
Ancient Vessel27206
16x16pxBroken Floor272018
Crypt Rubble272018
Driftwood Log272015
16x16pxExcavated Brick27204
16x16pxExposed Ruins221604
16x16pxSlave Pens Barrel2216012
16x16pxSlave Pens Chair27202
16x16pxSlave Pens Drawing Table221605
16x16pxSleeping Lion Statue257603
Vaal Debris272012
Vaal Fire Pit221609
Vaal Pylon27209
Boat Remains317406
Bow Rack352003
Crypt Fire Pit3138008
16x16pxFoothills Debris317404
16x16pxFoothills Grass317407
Full Armour Stand352005
Large Crypt Rubble3174010
16x16pxMosaic Wall3138006
16x16pxRuined Long Table317402
16x16pxRuined Mat3174011
16x16pxRuined Ornate Chair317404
16x16pxRuined Standing Lamp317405
16x16pxSlave Pens Bed352006
16x16pxSlave Pens Bench317403
16x16pxSlave Pens Bunk Bed352007
16x16pxSlave Pens Table3520010
16x16pxStone Well352001
16x16pxTemple Basin352005
16x16pxVaal Curtain3174016
16x16pxVaal Figurine3138007
16x16pxVaal Rug31380012
16x16pxWooden Board317408
16x16pxChurch Pillar432204
16x16pxCloth Post432201
Crypt Tomb4322015
Decrepit Fence432209
16x16pxDried Well4253002
16x16pxGarden Column4253002
16x16pxHungry Exile432207
Large Boat Remains495305
Old Giblets4953038
Ossuary Plaque4322010
16x16pxRubble Strip432205
16x16pxRuined Chair4322014
16x16pxRuined Divider432206
16x16pxRuined Sofa Bed432204
16x16pxRuined Table432208
16x16pxRuined Torture Table432201
16x16pxSitting Lion Statue4253003
Skull Pile4322034
16x16pxSlave Cage4953017
Slave Pens Crate4322016
16x16pxStone Pillar4322012
Swamp Tree Stump432204
Sword In Ground4322022
16x16pxTired Exile432207
16x16pxVaal Bookshelf4253005
16x16pxVaal Large Altar42530012
Vaal Marker432203
16x16pxVaal Reading Table4253003
16x16pxVaal Sarcophagus495305
16x16pxVaal Tablets495308
16x16pxWagon Wheel432201
16x16pxWeathered Grave432209
16x16pxWebbed Tree4953010
16x16pxBlackguard Barricade575006
Bloody Corpse5750014
Boat Wreckage575009
Body Bag52250012
Catacomb Pillar5225006
Cavia Porcellus52250014
Crypt Pillar5225005
Crypt Table575004
Decayed Statue5225004
Decorated Tree5225006
16x16pxDig Machinery5225003
Disembodied Corpse5750024
Driftwood Archway5225001
Emaciated Corpse5750014
Fresh Giblets5750033
16x16pxFrightened Exile575001
16x16pxHead Platter575001
16x16pxLarge Pillar5225004
Large Rocks5750012
16x16pxOssuary Brazier52250012
16x16pxOssuary Grave52250010
16x16pxOssuary Grave Marker56000021
16x16pxOssuary Pillar5600004
16x16pxPooling Blood52250015
Round Weapon Rack5600001
16x16pxRuined Book Shelf575006
16x16pxRuined Pillar575003
16x16pxRuined Sofa575004
16x16pxRuined Stool575006
16x16pxSarn Palm5225008
16x16pxSeed of Corruption5600001
16x16pxSlave Pens Dining Table5225008
16x16pxSlave Pens Wagon575002
Stone Archway5600002
Swamp Tree5225004
16x16pxVaal Block5750010
16x16pxVaal Notes5225005
Vaal Pillar5600009
16x16pxVaal Scattered Papers52250016
16x16pxVaal Statue5600003
Wall of Spikes52250022
16x16pxAbsorbed Flesh63800010
16x16pxArakaali Egg63800014
Belly Ground Spikes63800018
16x16pxBone Sculpture63800010
16x16pxBulbous Flesh63800044
Church Wall6380005
Church Wall Gate61020001
Colossus Hand62440003
Colossus Head62440003
Colossus Leg62440002
16x16pxColossus Sword62440005
Covered Corpses6127002
Emaciated Corpse Pile6380004
16x16pxFlesh Glob63800024
Glowing Embers6127002
Golden Lion Statue62440004
Impaled Monster610200022
Large Fortification6380003
16x16pxRuined Banner61270014
16x16pxRuined Column6127007
16x16pxRuined Columns61020001
16x16pxRuined Large Sofa Bed6127001
16x16pxRyslatha Tree610200014
16x16pxSevered Heads6127006
16x16pxSlave Pens Rug6127002
Standing Lion Statue61020003
Stygian Tick6380009
Thick Trees6380009
16x16pxTumorous Cluster6380004
Vaal Altar6380009
16x16pxVaal Mechanism610200011
16x16pxVaal Mummy610200012
16x16pxVaal Round Altar6380004
16x16pxVaal Square Altar6380005
16x16pxVaal Weapon Rack610200014
16x16pxVaal Weathered Pillar63800017
16x16pxVestigial Organs63800016
16x16pxWeapon Rack6127002
16x16pxBeast Egg stalk7570001
16x16pxBeast Eyestalk7570009
Blood Fog (Red)7570001
Blood Fog (Yellow)7570001
Bloody Corpse Pile7570004
16x16pxBone Display7570006
Catapult Ammo7570003
Cavia Porcellus Pile71500004
Corrupted Specks7570001
Decorated Trees7570004
16x16pxGlandular Anemone71500001
Gruthkul Shrine71500001
16x16pxHighgate Weapon Rack71500003
Large Aqueduct Boat71500005
Large Church Wall Arch7570001
Lighthouse Remains71500001
Mast Arch7570001
16x16pxRamshackle Hut7570001
16x16pxRuined Arch7570001
16x16pxRuined Experiment Table7570004
Sarn Archway71500001
Tree Hut71500001
16x16pxVaal Armour Rack75700016
16x16pxVaal Atlas Chart71500003
16x16pxVaal Treasure Trove71500004
16x16pxVascular Growth75700014
Winged Statue7570002



Thank the gods! You're no saint, I can see that. Though who am I to question what form divine providence comes in?

I am the great Alva Valai! Reliquarian extraordinaire, seeker of mysteries, explorer of the unknown, lover of all things that glitter - and I need your help.

The lost Temple of Atzoatl; Halls lined with finery, boxes stuffed with glimmering riches and relics touched by insurmountable power! For eons lost to history... until now.

Alva's Past

When I was young, my father gave me my first call to adventure by enlisting me in the employ of Dominus' navy. I used to love the sea. The way it smelled. The freshness of the air... but, some 'stuff' happened and I returned to Theopolis, intent on living a ladies life. Ha, it was not to be, obviously.

My lust for excitement brought me to the Reliquarians - a secret society of treasure hunters, funded by those cold and greedy societal uppercrusts. I had my father pull some strings and before I knew it, I was amongst it all, raiding temples and tombs across the land. But, well... you're an exile, you know how the Templars are. Untrustworthy is one way to describe them. When I came across a manual of Vaal blood thaumaturgy, I knew I couldn't let it fall into their hands. And it never did.

Though that damned High Templar knew I was keeping something secret... And so, no longer welcome amongst the nobility, here I am. Luckily there's a fortune to be made here and a few of my old clients still remain loyal to me when it comes to spending what they have inside their purses.


The lost Temple of Atzoatl is said to be the most famed in all Vaal history and myth. Best I can tell, the Temple began its construction in the final years of the Vaal Empire. The exact date of its completion has been hard to ascertain as it occurred shortly before the events which brought about the civilisation's extinction.

Perhaps it is the fragility of the timeline that has made Atzoatl such a staple of Vaal mythology. Some say it was a place of darkness, home to the most vile of sacrifices. But there are others who claim the temple to be the birthplace of technology - even our own is said to pale in comparison to what was being forged within those walls.

Scholars today have even suggested that it was the treasure house for Queen Atziri herself. Whichever is true, it was bound to have been fiercely protected by fanatics and royalty alike. And if something's worth protecting, well, then it's worth bloody taking!


Well, most of my market no longer exists... but, I'm an adaptable type, and there are plenty of pirates, thieves, tyrants and nutters who will pay good coin for my finds.

I may just have to do a little extra legwork to find 'em.


Einhar would have fit into Atziri's empire quite nicely. The man's no stranger to ritual sacrifice, though thankfully he limits his bloodletting to beasts. He doesn't seem to have much of an interest in opulence, which is great news for me. As long as Einhar sticks to what he's best as, we'll get along fine.


Niko's a bit of an... oddball... yes, but if you can put up with his quirks, he's not without his uses. The mine he so passionately guards is simply filled to the brim with glittering goodies. I've been trying to cozy up to him in the hopes that when he hits the motherlode, I'll be right there next to him.


I've never met anyone as protective of their creations as Zana. It's not like her astrolabe thing can send us back in time... wait, can it? What does that thing do, anyway? I've seen the places it takes her. Some of them are truly horrifying! They make the Vaal look tame as kittens. Not Zana though... She's a lion with a kitten's face.


I'm trying to stay on Jun's good side. She's not aggressive or anything -- not to me anyway -- but I've seen her polishing daggers, staring off into the distance. That's a look I recognise from my days around some less-than-reputable treasure-hunters. A killer's look. She's out for someone's blood.


I've not spoken to Navali about it yet, but I have to wonder how our little forays into the past affect her visions of the future. I also wonder why she isn't using that little power of hers to make us all unbelievably wealthy. Imagine all the Grand Arena matches we could bet on! I'd much rather watch some disemboweling than do the disemboweling myself, if it's all the same to her. I guess, when you really think about it, all that Vaal blood is on her conscience!

Order of the Djinn

So Jun's people snuck about history stashing powerful artifacts, did they? Do you happen to know if any such artifacts were stashed in the Temple of Atzoatl at any point... no? Fine. Just a thought.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Alva Valai is now a master. You can first meet her in Act 7. She will send you on incursions into the Temple of Atzoatl during its construction in order to help her find its location in the present day.