Necrophobe is incorrect in many cases here...I won't attack you, its counter productive, but I will correct *some* of your errors and give my experience with the quest.
Some SK's dieties will not allow u to get good faction without collecting more brades then ur inventory (to include ur bank slots) will allow.
While technically this may be correct...its very misleading. If you meant that as a long way to say "it takes a long time" then its correct, but don't make people think its an actual obstacle to complete the quests.
There is really only one LEGAL way for an SK to get the OT hammer.
Even the most KoS sk, regardless of race can do OT hammer without puppet strings...in fact without puppet strings or braids. I have no idea what your definition of LEGAL is, but its certainly not a standard one. In fact the way you list can require the most work considering rare drop from pofear is harder to get than the other raid mobs involved. *If* you have guild with strings or can find it in the baz thats great, but it would be faster for most people to do the quest themselves the other ways then wait till they actually find the strings for sale at a price they could afford. Even farming them a guild would take months to get enough strings to get all their melee with hammers.
A hint if you do the puppet strings method as well....use a shaman and any other debuff class along with the chanter. It can make things go a LOT faster/easier. And also the captain/foreman are easy to split solo outside of the town there, no need to kite adds, your an SK for gods sake : ) pull the bastid.
as u cannot even turn in braids without getting attacked by undead foreman
The foreman isn't even close to the braids turnin area, so /shrug. Now for the real info:
Either get puppet strings and use the above mentioned method (I'd advice more than just ench to debuff).
Check your VS faction.
If you can turn in the braids, start on that quest till you can turn in the jade...simple enough.
If you can't turn in the braids.
Either do the puppet strings
Pull the captain away from his guards (FD pull), have chanter mez, and do braid turnins. (that gets you close enough faction to start, reguardless of class/race and no strings needed). Repeat until you have enough faction to turn in yourself, then do till you can turn the jade in to the foreman.
Esorpa of the Ring
for enough faction to complete either quest. (or any combo of the last 2 ways)
Most of those kills are easier than the fear raid, and if your a 60+ toon most can be one grouped pretty easy....or since you don't need loot, just tag along on another group/raid that kills them and do 1dmg to get the faction hit.
This quest is great, every non gating class who doesn't get powerleveled should have it since its easy to get no matter class/race/faction. As far as the gate neck...yes its better, but 1) it costs a lot of plat to use every day, and 2)...you have to be EP/TIME flagged and takes WAY longer. I've got both on diff chars, its not really a one or the other. If you can get the gate neck you can also get the hammer in 1-5 days most likely solo even starting max kos.
For the lvl 70 people, origin might be a good alternative now anyways, not as convient since its not to bind and for many not as close to pok, but I enjoy it on my warrior none the less.
70 DE sk of Prexus, formally Tallon Zek / Zek
Looter of around 20 Worker Sledgemallet on 6 classes/4 races.