Sambata Tribal Leader Garn  

a rare creature

Level: 48
Expansion: Shadows of Luclin
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Reassurance For The Next Guy... (Or girl!)
# May 20 2014 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
I recently rejoined the EQ community and rather than get caught up in all of this new stuff, I decided to take a stroll down memory lane. I was boxing with my old 62 Pally and new young 30 Wizard when I remembered the 'Hopper Cave. When I got there, the Sambata guys were on duty so I had to do some Googling to remember how to get the lizards back. I read about killing the Tribal Keeper PH'er and waiting for Garn. There were not many recent posts about it, the latest was from like 2009 and he seemed to think maybe the zone had been revamped because he wasn't getting Garn after camping the PH'er for five hours. So, must've been my lucky day because right after reading that guy's post and wondering how many hours of my life I would waste waiting - there he was. He does still spawn, the Rockhoppers are back. Yay! :)
# Jun 18 2008 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Advisor is in wrong cavern to be ph for garn, if he not on a rock he not ph for garn
# Apr 29 2007 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
242 posts

The death of Sambata Tribal Leader Garn is necessary to replace the Sambata Tribe with Rockhoppers.

If you are very very lucky, he can be found in the Rockhopper caverns in Dawnshroud...North-eastern most cave, standing on a rock. But usually, what is on the rock is his placeholder, the Sambata Tribal Leader. It could take hours to get him to spawn. Kill a ST Leader; wait 12 minutes and either another ST Leader or Garn pops.

When Garn is killed, the Sambatas are replaced with Rockhoppers, who stay until the an Age Old Rockhopper (standing on that same rock) is killed.

Garn was elusive for us
# Jan 31 2007 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
We camped for this dude for three days, either he has an uncommon spawn rate, or we had uncommonly bad luck... On the fourth day, he popped, and I killed him, and the hoppers spawned.

We were trying to get the hoppers to spawn so we could get hopper hides for our Tailoring (Superb, Flawless hides) -- no dice.. I don't think the hoppers in Dawnshroud drop those. Killed several dozen and only got a single High-Quality hide. Lots of damaged, low-quality, medium-quality...

So if you're doing the 150+ tailoring, it's Mons Letalis for you..

If you're killing the hoppers for XP, they're plentiful and respawn like crazy.

Garn was elusive for us
# Mar 25 2007 at 4:21 AM Rating: Decent

Hoppers in DSP certainly do drop Flawless and Superb hides. You were just unlucky.
Looted off Sambata Tribal Hunter
# Mar 30 2006 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts
Just camping out the caves and the Polihed Chitin Wingblade was on him after kill.

45 Ranger
another drop
# Mar 08 2006 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
also drops netherbian chitin
watch out
# Aug 24 2004 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
found a new mob in here "samata tribal advisor" conned DB to me at 65. caster erudite and he hits hard. was in place for garn.
RE: watch out
# Jan 12 2005 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
That advisor is tough. Put up a good fight with my 66bst. I had about 39%hp when done. Had to tank dog most of the fight.
placeholder is
# Aug 24 2004 at 4:16 AM Rating: Good
38 posts
placeholders name is "Tribal keeper" spawn rate is about 20 min keep killing till garn shows up then when you kill garn the rock hoppers show up again in about 2 min kk.
# Jul 27 2004 at 6:38 AM Rating: Decent
Who is the placeholder for this guy?
.. At least i died with my boots on.
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