I was recently assinged by Prof. Greyrose for a new spell when I leveled up to 18. But I went to the blue mader (sorry forgot his name) and I needed permission from Major Talbot. I talked to him and I get nothing. I tried looking it up, but people say "finish inside the pyramid", which is very vague. I was wondering if I had to complete ALL of the quests or on main quest.
One more thing. I have a quest to collect 6 fire gems and I was wondering where is the Palace of Fire?
You have to finish all the MAIN quests in the Pyramid before you can go on the boat where the blue mander is. Yes, you need to do the collect fire gems quest. The Palace of Fire is inside the Pyramid, go up the stairs.