Brood of Kotiz

The Iksar Necromancers in Cabilis West are known as the Brood of Kotiz.

The easiest way to gain faction with them is to slay the Outcast Iksar of the Forsaken faction. They are closely linked to the faction of the rest of the Iksars.

Zones in which you can raise the faction

Zones in which you can lower the faction

NPCs you can kill to raise the faction

Quests you can do to raise the faction

NPCs you kill to lower the faction

Quests you do to lower the faction

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Brood of Kotiz faction
# Dec 01 2016 at 9:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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While we still need some NPC hits, and the skullcaps beyond rank 3, it appears the most efficient route to maxing this faction is:

1. get high amiable... by killing outcast iksars. Highest concentration with decent respawn time appears to be warsliks woods (Bandit lord camp, ruins on way south, and caves in south) with +1 hits. The necromancer skullcap quests #2 and #3 give +10 hits, but you could probably kill 500 bandits in the time it takes to do those.

2. hail the Iksar Hermit and tell him you are a "great sorcerer". It still works in 2016. Confirmed on Phinny progression, by me... on a level 40s rogue.

Vladstein wrote:
Saying "I am a great sorcerer" no longer gives faction hits.


Samatman wrote:
DE SK/Innoruuk, already maxed with other iksar factions via Trooper Mozo bone chips, with illusion iksar (Bone mask of ancient iksar)

While working on this faction I tested this and got the same result initially. I did about 100 faction hits off iksar treasure hunters in trakanon's teeth and came back. I now conned threatening without illusion instead of KOS. I popped iksar illusion and he now gave the faction hit when spamming "I am a great sorcerer".

Approximate numbers of hits to faction level...
Starting somewhere in threatening:
+150 -> dubious
+400 -> apprehensive
+100 -> indifferent
+100 -> amiable
+350 -> kindly
+250 -> warmly
+240 -> warmly but I could no longer increase my faction, so it stops there.

Of note: without any illusion, he would begin to give faction in the middle of amiable. Also his initial response to you depends on faction. At dubious and apprehensive he responded "You must think me a simpleton..." while at some point in indifferent he switched to "You need more work to prove..."
Bone chip quest
# Oct 13 2014 at 7:31 AM Rating: Good
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My Paladin finished this yesterday and got Necro faction on hand ins.

EDIT: This was from hand ins to Trooper Mozo. I distinctly remember the faction increases because I had not seen Necro faction hits before this nor have I seen them after. Strange indeed.

Edited, Nov 25th 2016 10:43am by KC13
Bone chip quest
# Jan 01 2015 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Bone chips, from Trooper Mozo? That does not raise Brood of Kotiz faction. Tried it just now.

Are you referring to a different quest?
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Join the Brood
# Feb 09 2008 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
As a Drakkin Necro I needed illusion potions to /con above dubiously with Legion of Cabilis (which I had maxed days before)and am maxed at Kindly this way.

Once I was amiable (in illusion) to Brood of Kotiz I did my first 2 skullcaps, then I went to see the Iksar hermit. Telling him "I am a great sorcerer" still gives the faction hits to Brood of Kotiz.

I made a social that said the line 5 times. I then spent some time spamming this key and was surprised to find that Brood of Kotiz maxes at warmly for illusioned me. I suspect all the other factions will be Kindly as Legion of Cabilis is.

Now I just need to bone chip Trooper Mozo in Field of Bone to max out the rest of the Cabilis factions and be safe in all of the city.
Join the Brood
# May 07 2008 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Saying "I am a great sorcerer" no longer gives faction hits.
Join the Brood
# Feb 18 2015 at 4:04 PM Rating: Good
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DE SK/Innoruuk, already maxed with other iksar factions via Trooper Mozo bone chips, with illusion iksar (Bone mask of ancient iksar)

While working on this faction I tested this and got the same result initially. I did about 100 faction hits off iksar treasure hunters in trakanon's teeth and came back. I now conned threatening without illusion instead of KOS. I popped iksar illusion and he now gave the faction hit when spamming "I am a great sorcerer".

Approximate numbers of hits to faction level...
Starting somewhere in threatening:
+150 -> dubious
+400 -> apprehensive
+100 -> indifferent
+100 -> amiable
+350 -> kindly
+250 -> warmly
+240 -> warmly but I could no longer increase my faction, so it stops there.

Of note: without any illusion, he would begin to give faction in the middle of amiable. Also his initial response to you depends on faction. At dubious and apprehensive he responded "You must think me a simpleton..." while at some point in indifferent he switched to "You need more work to prove..."
Drakkin factioning
# Jun 29 2007 at 8:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I've slaughtered the explorers and collected their knives for days. After about 900 to 1000 knives later, I'm maxed with all the Cabilis factions except Brood of Kotiz, and get this: I'm still considered dubiously unless I'm wearing an Iksar illusion. Go Veeshan >.<

BoK faction is going to take forever.
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Finally
# Aug 11 2006 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Just finished up grinding Kotiz faction a few days ago. I'm a human necro worshipping Inny, I killed exactly 1101 iksars on forsaken faction in WW to get amiable. The jump from indiff happened sometime in the last hundred, so I'm not sure of the precise numbers needed.

What I did was clear the bandit cave, then run to the little lake just south of the zone in from OT, killed the six mobs there (three on either side.) Then I ran along the river and cleared the ruins on the north shore midway between the lake and the giant fort...there are six mobs here also. Then i would run back to the cave which had respawned at this point. I would get about a hundred an hour this way.

Even though this only raises faction with Legion of Cabilis and Brood of Kotiz (both of which are amiable now) I found that a number of other npcs in Cabilis are dubious or indiff to me. I assume these are on multiple factions which include the ones I raised.
Mob Not on List
# Oct 04 2005 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
An Iksar Lookout in Warsliks Woods
-Forsaken
+Brood of Kotiz
+Legion of Cabilis
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RE: Mob Not on List
# Oct 04 2005 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
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Added. If anyone knows a level range or the exact in-game name of this mob, please post.
Mob not on list
# Jun 03 2005 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Silliv 'Host in Warsliks
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explorer knives and other info...
# Dec 22 2004 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
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faster than bone chips is explorer survival knives from the explorers in LOIO.

Each turn in of 4 knives is like turning in 30-50 sets of 4 bone chips, or so it seems.

And the knives stack and are a pretty common drop.

Like 6-7 explorers spawn in their little tower plus one lead explorer who is basically the same but has a wide aggro range and is a pally so will LOH himself once and maybe get off a little heal or two before he falls.

As a 57 necro the tower is a joke... no exp, and if the mobs have done 5% damage to me or my pet it was a miracle for them... heh heh

Was scowling with Bodli (sp?) in FoB before, after 7 stacks of knives was dubious to him and max on legion of cabilis faction.

Plan to do another 6 stacks of knives just to be on the safe side.

Been setting up in between one of the three packs of outcast iksars in warsliks woods at night with pet... mobs pop, aggro me, pet takes offense, kills the offending mob, I get faction... kill roughly 300 iksars a night that way while dreams of demi lich skullcap dance in my head lol

Should be ready to do the quest soon... have all the bits thru 8 save one or two... so once the factioning is done will have the cap in short order.

And I know I could just use the illusions but Im old school... I like being able to go there safely on my own with only my own abilities... and I only need to do this once ( well... twice... when my sk gets ready for his Greenmist quest heh heh)

Hope this helps some.

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Edited, Wed Dec 22 14:41:59 2004
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faction question
# Nov 04 2004 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know what the minimun faction required to start the 1st skullcap quest is? I'm a DE necro an im apprehensive to Brood of Kotiz atm. I can ask about the apprentice skullcap an he tells me i need 4 sarnak hatchling brains, but when i turn them in he says he has no use for this item an gives them back. Any info is appreciated meanwhile back to killing outcast iksars. 8)


Brood of Kotiz Faction
# Aug 08 2004 at 1:30 PM Rating: Default
My Negro was a bad lizard. he lost some faction with his lizard necro guild in cabwest so I had the task of factioning to do in order to get my last necro ranking. WHAT I DID:

There are 3 camps of Iksar on Forsaken faction in TRak Tooth near seb entrance (starts at -2389 by -3977) and loops around to the NE. The spawn time here is approx 27 mins. I bound myself here, then would clear all 3 camps, I then would Levant myself to the EJ zoneline and zone into EJ, once in EJ I would run to the NW just past the great staircase along the bottom of cliff, there is another Iksar camp, I would kill these and run along North wall just North of the water and there is yet another camp, I would clear this camp then I would simply gate back with approx 9 mins to spare before I got repops in Trak Tooth.
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the iksar hermit
# Feb 06 2004 at 6:39 AM Rating: Decent
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no longer gives faction when you say i am a sorceror just wanted to let ever one know befor they run off trying to do that like me
RE: the iksar hermit
# Aug 08 2004 at 1:46 PM Rating: Default
Yet it does still say you receive faction.
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RE: the iksar hermit
# Nov 30 2004 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Level 51 with amiable faction ... when hailed the hermit only replies "Greatness comes from many deeds. You have more work to do."

There is no faction from hailing him.
Uber Faction
# Jan 16 2003 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
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In the Lake of Ill Omen, there is a tower filled with Explorers from Firiona Vie, who drop Explorer Survival Knives. Turn in 4 of these to the Trooper NW of the Tower (under a 4-pillar structure). This will up faction with every faction in Cab EXCEPT the necro guild. I'd say 1 of 3 explorers drop a knife, and it seems to give such a hit that two stacks of knives is equivilent to one BAG of bonechip stacks. Only drawback is that on FV server they are TLC to those over about 26.
Iksar Hermit and easy faction
# Oct 21 2002 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
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I have no clue what faction or level is required to do this. My iksar monk level 51 is amiable now. At low levels he would not give the quest out (last checked around level 20 something). Went back and tried again at 51 and he gave it out. Just tell him "I am a great sorceror" and you will get a positive faction hit with Brood of Kotiz. I just set up a hotbutton, started reading a book and just tapped away.
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Done it aha
# Oct 09 2002 at 4:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Finely after handing in 25 bags of bonechips (about half of these I farmed) and killing 400 outcast iksar, I can use all necro vendors, 1 monk and 1 SK vendor ,best of all the bank .
I'm a Dark Elv Necro who's god is Innoruuk I now con.
WARMLY to all troppers and warriors guild(can not possibley get any better.

KINDLY to some crusaders inc quarg, Monk Shammy and SK guilds plus 4 vendors 1 in each of these 3 guilds the other is out with the vendors.

AMIABLE to crusader Bodli and a few of his crusader buds.

APPREHENSIVLY to necro guild and all there vendors bonus they sell food water spells and various stuff.

DUBBIUOSLY to bankers (which i can use) and vendors in east Cab which I cant use

I'm now a happy necro with nearly full use of Cab.



Edited, Wed Oct 9 05:43:44 2002
Quarg is shammy
# Aug 03 2002 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Quarg is Not on brood of kotiz but the shammy faction. After handing in way too many bonechips My factions are:
Warmly to legion of cabilis (capped also)
Threatening to brood of cabilis
and amiable to the rest. this includes amiable to Crusader quarg and crusader bodil
Backpacks of chips
# Jun 12 2002 at 1:54 AM Rating: Default
I would just like to say that ive done 8 backpacks of chips as of today. I was scowl to all crusaders and was dubious to troopers after 3 packs I was apprehensive to troopers after 5 packs I was indiff to troopers and at 7 packs I am amiable to trooper mozo. At 7 packs the crusaders Quag(Shaman faction) is now glares but Bodli is still scowls. Ill try to add to this later as i do more backpacks and such.

I am a Dark Elf Shadow knight worshiper of my lord Inny.

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Faction Explained
# Jun 10 2002 at 5:00 AM Rating: Default
YEah Quarg is not on Necro Faction he is on Trooper Faction FYI . I am Can't get any better with all of the Cabilis Faction except Necromancers aka Kortiz or however you spell it .
If you have information on how to raise this faction quicker then just killing X number of mobs please post if not . Then I'll just spend the next week killing the same dumb mob over and over and over ETC .
actually...
# Jun 06 2002 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
Actually Crusader Quarg must be on scaled mystics faction, he cons the same as Oracle Vauris through all of my factioning (was glaring when oracle glaring, dubious when dubious etc.) and always was 2 faction ratings below Bodli (Scowled when bodli was apprensive etc.) and this whole time i had not worked on Brood of Kotiz faction, but was doing the bone chip quest, eventually becoming nonkos to Quarg, without raising Kotiz. Therefore, her cannot be on Kotiz faction, and must either be harder to please as a crusader, or on another faction raised by the bone chips quest, which i'm guessing it is in fact the scaled mystics not only because he is involved in a shaman quest, but because he cons the same as the Oracle near Kaesora, Vauris, and because the merchants, guards, and banker are all ally. Thanks see ya :P

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Lowering Kotiz Faction
# Mar 02 2002 at 1:00 AM Rating: Good
If you kill the tortured librarian in Kaesora, it reduces your Brood of Kotiz faction. (I would also assume, killing the other librarians does too.)
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BEWARE of the Iksar Hermit
# Aug 24 2001 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello All,

I just wanted to warn everyone about the iksar hermit upon zone in from LOIO into West Cab. If you haven't gotten your faction with Brood of Kotiz but, got the rest of Cab factions, this hermit will kill you. He is a necro on the Brood of Kotiz faction.

I found that out the hard way last night! Also, I have been killed by a necro at the bar near the bank at night in East Cab. But, I know that has been posted here before.

If you guys know of any other necros (besides the necro guild), that I should be aware of, please please post them. Thanks!!

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RE: BEWARE of the Iksar Hermit
# Aug 05 2002 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Librarian Zimor almost killed me last night. I am not really sure where he/she is but I was standing in front of the SK guild masters when I started getting casted on. Definely on the necro faction since I am amiable to everything else. Thank god feigh death worked.

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banker faction
# Jun 21 2001 at 1:32 PM Rating: Default
I've turned in 27 full back packs of bone chips thats: 160x27... so over 4,000 bone chips turned in, killed many a iksar oucast (manslayers,brigands,pariah's,footpads etc...)

My factions are as follows: troopers= aimable/ crusaders=dubious/im still kos to the bankers

my question is this: what faction are the bankers in cabilis on?? i would like to be able to bank there

i'm a dark elf cleric with innorruuk as my diety.

any help with banker faction would be welcomed~ thanks
RE: banker faction
# Sep 05 2001 at 1:07 PM Rating: Default
They are on Residents of Cabilis faction
RE: banker faction
# Jun 25 2001 at 2:46 AM Rating: Default
If I remember correctly from doing some of these quests, there is a 'Residents of Cabilis' faction or something... maybe they're on that?
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 21 2001 at 1:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I've turned in 27 full back packs of bone chips thats: 160x27... so over 4,000 bone chips turned in, killed many a iksar oucast (manslayers,brigands,pariah's,footpads etc...)
Use sneak/hide!
# Jun 09 2001 at 8:27 AM Rating: Default
Why not just sneak/hide if you are a rogue.
Faction explained
# Jan 08 2001 at 6:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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First off Verant removed the faction cap a few patches back so you can now raise your faction with these guys by questing or with the troopers by killing mobs even if you used to not get faction from doing so. Second off the bone chips quest along with watcher torches, sarnak brains, scorpion pincers, etc all give the same factions it's just that bone chips are stackable and you can even turn them in 16 at a time by dropping stacks of 4 in all four trade slots with the trooper, this makes it the preferred quest for such a huge faction change.

All the guards with names Trooper something along with the Warrior NPCs are on Legion of Cabilis faction.
All the guards with names Crusader something EXCEPT Quarg along with all the Shadow Knight NPCs are on Crusaders of Greenmist faction.
Crusader Quarg and all the Shaman NPCs are on Scaled Mystics faction, you can tell Quarg is with the shaman because he is part of one of their quests even though he IS a shadow knight.
Swifttails is the faction of all the Monk NPCs
Brood of Kotiz is the Necromancers in West Cabilis along with a few Iksar NPCs in East Cabilis.

Troopers can be raised by killing Sarnak and Goblins in many Kunark Zones.
Brood of Kotiz can be raised by killing outcast/forsaken/etc iksars in many Kunark Zones.
The rest can only be raised with quests, the best source for this being the bone chips quest in Field of Bone.

Also to note different class/race/religion combos seem to have different starting factions with each of the Cabilis factions in as much as an Agnostic Woodelf Bard will have lower faction with Scaled Mystics than with Crusaders while a Dark Elf Necromancer Cazic wil have lower faction with Crusaders than with Scaled Mystics.
RE: Faction explained
# May 10 2002 at 8:02 AM Rating: Default
Not quite, Quarg is on Brood of Kotiz faction, I am dubious with the Scaled Mystics (shaman), and Quarg still scowls at me. He is not on shaman faction.
RE: Faction explained
# Jan 02 2003 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes he is on shaman/scaled mystics faction.
RE: Faction explained
# Apr 03 2001 at 1:52 AM Rating: Good
Thank you for that post, was exactly what I was looking for. I'm sure that I'm far behind everyone else in faction, but I've wanted to be allowed in Cabilis seince I started playing. All my friends think its a waste of time, but, well, all my friends can bind themselves. I didn't really hunt in the LoIO very long, only a few lvls, but I managed to bring myself up to doubious with all the Troopers. I walked my rogues happy **** to the FoB, to kill all the Iksar bandits and such, for necro faction, and to do the bone chip quest, but that quest isn't as easy as it sounds. Considering the only way to raise faction with the Crusaders and Quarg is by these quests, and they wander around, past the Tooper you give the bone chipps to. But, I'll get it done, gunna take me awhile, but I'll do it. I've almost memoized there pattern, that and I play on a network with friends, so I have my friend log on his Iksar monk, and stand on the trail and tell me when he sees them. They have a strange pattern, and though I'm not for sure, I think It's a new one. My first char was an Iksar, and I don't recall any of the guards wandering up to the top floor of the ruins, where the merchants are. I was **** certin that they didn't, but when I told that to my corpse,well, he didn't want to listen. That ******* Quarg hit me for 7, 27, and 24, then the f'er HT'd me, I was loading with three full bubbles of life left, that was a rush. Anyways, the crusaders wander around the perimiter of the ruins, then around the buildings, then they stand in the entrence to Cabilis for a bit, and do it all over again. Theres also a trooper that wanders, I belive he's the only guard that goes out into the newbie area. I tried turning in 16 chips, 4 stacks of 4, but I took one faction hit =\, so that apparently got changed. It's gunna take a crap-ton of bone chips, but Ima do it, and ima kick it in Cabilis for a while, hehe, its a trade skill heaven, though, I think Thurgadin is better, but oh well, they don't like much, and I can't just go out and kill giants for factions, so, well, hehe, I guess I'll keep it up.

Oh, and if anyone reading don't know already, those ruins, with the zone to Kaesora, that have the wandering skelleton, Targishin, that is now a bind spot, and that doufy looking half elf NPC is just there to inform you of it, as near as I can tell, and also is not kos to the Iksar.

Well, its time for me to shut the f up (|:o)~



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