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Eminent Impression Book  

WT: 2.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Lore:Book made with special paper to take impressions
Item Type:Misc
Lucy Entry By:Lognakaiser
Item Updated By:Sinyinae
IC Last Updated:2018-10-19 19:35:23
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Dragons of Norrath Item

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: N/A

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My experience with Eminent Book of Wood Elven Culture Quest
# Oct 27 2007 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
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When I first got this quest long ago, I had no clue what the purpose of the Eminent Impression Book was. It made no sense to me at the time, so I put it in the bank, and forgot about it. Recently I decided to do the quest. I needed to kill 20 'a strong sentinel' in Thundercrest Isles, and make five impressions of the chest engravings from them. I also needed to kill 10 flameweave menders and make two impressions from the bracer engravings from flameweave menders in The Accursed Nest. The old quest for this book required it be done in an instanced mission, but this does not appear to be the case with the new quest. I went to Thundercrest Isles without the Eminent Impression Book and killed five of the strong sentinels, and got quest credit for killing them. I got no updates for the impressions I needed to make of their chest engravings.

I was confused about how getting credit for making the impressions worked because of this supposed drop from 'a strong sentinel': Dusty Statue Torso This has yet to drop once, (out of only 12 kills) and is almost certainly unrelated to the impression part of this quest based on my observations below.

I did a little research and found this:

Tenmyth posted this under the Sacred Impression Book listing on Oct 9, 2007 ok, figured it out, just have this book on you (I had it in a backpack, this appeared to work just fine) while you hunt the mobs required. There are no drops, no collections, just kill the required amount of mobs and occassionally you will be "inspired" to make an impression... i.e. you kill, and sometimes you get credit for making an impression... so just kill the mobs and stay within spell range for exp.

I went back and got my Eminent Impression Book from the bank, and after killing seven more strong sentinels I got two updates for making impressions. The yellow emote appeared in my 'other' box before looting the corpse and read: "You find a pattern that speaks to you of your culture and make an impression of it." This was followed by two white emotes which both said "Your task 'Eminent Impressions' has been updated", presumably one for the kill and one for the impression made.

The advice from Jesserin the Irrelevant on a good kill spot for 'a strong sentinel' is dead on. I just wish the pop rate on the strong sentinels was better. It seems to be at most one in five, but not worse than one in ten sentinels of various types killed.

I don't know what the other Eminent Cultural Books require for questing, but wouldn't be surprised it it was the same as the Wood Elf book. I hope this helps all those who are doing this somewhat dated quest. However, note that there is the possibility of new relevance due to the rumors of new AAAA's, and new augs from them in the upcoming new expansion, Secrets of Faydwer. DON cultural armor may become even better.
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