In Lingua Latin per se Illustrata: Chapter 32, Line 158:

Sed frūstrā hoc optō, nam iam illī pīrātae eam spem mihi ēripient, idque eōdem diē quō ab amīcā meā dēsertus sum.

dēsertus sum seems to be the verb of the quō-clause (the same day in which I am deserted by my girlfriend), and where is the verb for the outer clause (which seems to have id as the subject)? Is it omitted?

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Yes, the verb is omitted. You can imagine the sentence going idque fit (or fiet) eodem die quo ... (and this happens/will happen on the same day as ...).

The same omission is often seen in English too: "and this on the day when ..."

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    Note: I had originally overlooked the fact that the narration is in the present/future. I edited the answer accordingly. Dec 5, 2021 at 18:18

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