Shackle of Steel  

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Time:10 hours
Level:33
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
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  • Experience
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Era:Ruins of Kunark
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
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Entered: Thu Aug 29 14:42:03 2002
Modified: Thu Aug 2 21:29:37 2018
After finishing the shackle of bronze quest, Master Rinmark asks you to help him rescue a student of his.

You say, 'Where is your student?'

an Iksar master hands you what appears to be the base of a key. 'This was delivered to me by a dying student. He collapsed just after handing it to me. He was accompanying a student of mine named Veltar. They were questing for the legendary Whistling Fists. The key is made of a metal I have never felt or heard of. Find him.'

You receive Part of a Large Key (identifies as "Base of Coppernickel Key"), a 2-slot container.

Then you need to find Veltar. Veltar ("an iksar slave") can be found in Frontier Mountains (cave "B" on EQAtlas map.


You say, 'Hail, an Iksar slave'

an Iksar slave seems to have lost all hope. He sadly looks to the ground. His shackles are different than the others you see in this cell. One is definitely steel and not of goblin design. The other is made of an unfamiliar metal.

You say, 'Are you Veltar?'

an Iksar slave 's soiled face shines with a glint of hope. 'You know my name? Who has [sent] you to find me?'

You say, 'Master Rinmark sent me'

an Iksar slave says 'Then word has gotten to him!! If you be a monk of the third rung I will accept your aid. You must find the [coppernickel key]. It is required to release me from this goblin shackle. I have no reward to offer other than the shackle of steel. Give me both your shackles of the third rung along with the key and I shall reward you the first shackle of the fourth rung.'

You say, 'Where is the coppernickel key?'

an Iksar slave says 'The key is split into three parts. Part one is the base and must be combined with the two remainder pieces. One piece is in here and the other was lost. I overheard the goblins chattering and recognized the goblin phrase, 'lair of flying mouths'!! As for the base, I do not know.'

You now need to collect and combine the three pieces of the coppernickel key.

1. You already have the base, which you received from Master Rinmark.

2. The second piece is "A Copper Key". It identifies as "A Copper Nickel Key |..". It's dropped by the goblin interrogator in the same cave as the iksar slave. On TLP servers, he spawns in Droga in the jail area.

3. The "lair of flying mouths" is a reference to Dalnir. "A Nickel Key" is dropped there by a goblin penkeeper on the third level. It identifies as "A CopperNickel Key ..|".

Combine the nickel and copper keys inside the base. This results in "A Coppernickel Key". Give Veltar the coppernickel key, and your bronze and copper shackles.


an Iksar slave says 'I made a pact to reward the shackle of steel to one who could deliver the coppernickel key and the shackles of copper and bronze.'
an Iksar slave says 'I made a pact to reward the shackle of steel to one who could deliver the coppernickel key and the shackles of copper and bronze.'
an Iksar slave hands you a shackle and removes the coppernickel shackle so he may flee. He places your shackles on his wrists and darts into the darkness.
You gain experience!!
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Goblin interrogator spawns in Droga on Coirnav
# Jul 29 2018 at 2:28 PM Rating: Good
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Currently, the goblin interrogator spawns in Droga on Coirnav, in the Jail area. See his page for more details.
Penkeeper spawns in Crusader room on Coirnav
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I can confirm that the penkeeper still spawns in the Crusader room on Coirnav.
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There's a bit of misinformation here. Perhaps it's just outdated.

Currently, the Goblin Penkeeper spawns in the Southeast area with the Iksar Slave. The Goblin Interrogator spawns in the Northwest section of the cave.

Edited, Jun 23rd 2016 5:09pm by Karnivool
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# Jun 23 2016 at 6:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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Karnivool wrote:
There's a bit of misinformation here. Perhaps it's just outdated.

Currently, the Goblin Penkeeper spawns in the Southeast area with the Iksar Slave. The Goblin Interrogator spawns in the Northwest section of the cave.

Edited, Jun 23rd 2016 5:09pm by Karnivool



What server type are you playing on?

A fair number of Kunark era quest NPC get moved "back" to original spawn locations until some revamps come into play (i.e., Droga & Nurga come to mind). The database reflects the live servers... but when we have a known "TLP in _____ era" post we can add notes (usually best on the NPC wiki entry).
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# Jul 15 2016 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm on Luclin server. Not a TLP.

To be clear, I was saying that some of the comments are incorrect. The coerced penkeeper is indeed in Dalnir still, as the guide states. I happened upon him today.

Edited, Jul 16th 2016 1:36pm by Karnivool
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2. The second piece is "A Copper Key", dropped by the goblin interrogator in cell across and to the left of the jail entrance. It identifies as "A Copper Nickel Key |..".


The goblin interrogator spawns in the same cave as the iksar slave.
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The One and Only fcoty wrote:
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2. The second piece is "A Copper Key", dropped by the goblin interrogator in cell across and to the left of the jail entrance. It identifies as "A Copper Nickel Key |..".


The goblin interrogator spawns in the same cave as the iksar slave.


Updated, thanks.
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Let me clarify this more.

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2. The second piece is "A Copper Key", dropped by the goblin interrogator in cell across and to the left of the jail entrance, in the same cave as the iksar slave. It identifies as "A Copper Nickel Key |..".


This quest line is from the the Old mines before the revamp. Since moving them to the caves as a new spawn spot, they are no longer "in a cell across and to the left of the jail entrance'.

To find them, enter the mine shaft and follow it down to the last room. The slaves and mobs all spawn in the same cavern room. Basically there is anywhere from 4 to 6 mobs in it, so plan accordingly. As a 52 monk, I still got swarmed. FD is your friend.
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The One and Only fcoty wrote:
Let me clarify this more.

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2. The second piece is "A Copper Key", dropped by the goblin interrogator in cell across and to the left of the jail entrance, in the same cave as the iksar slave. It identifies as "A Copper Nickel Key |..".


This quest line is from the the Old mines before the revamp. Since moving them to the caves as a new spawn spot, they are no longer "in a cell across and to the left of the jail entrance'.

To find them, enter the mine shaft and follow it down to the last room. The slaves and mobs all spawn in the same cavern room. Basically there is anywhere from 4 to 6 mobs in it, so plan accordingly. As a 52 monk, I still got swarmed. FD is your friend.


Updated, thanks.
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You say, 'where is your student'

an Iksar master hands you what appears to be the base of a key. 'This was delivered to me by a dying student. He collapsed just after handing it to me. He was accompanying a student of mine named Veltar. They were questing for the legendary Whistling Fists. The key is made of a metal I have never felt or heard of. Find him.'

You say, 'Hail, an Iksar slave'

an Iksar slave seems to have lost all hope. He sadly looks to the ground. His shackles are different than the others you see in this cell. One is definitely steel and not of goblin design. The other is made of an unfamiliar metal.

You say, 'are you veltar?'

an Iksar slave 's soiled face shines with a glint of hope. 'You know my name? Who has [sent] you to find me?'

You say, 'master rinmark sent me'

an Iksar slave says 'Then word has gotten to him!! If you be a monk of the third rung I will accept your aid. You must find the [coppernickel key]. It is required to release me from this goblin shackle. I have no reward to offer other than the shackle of steel. Give me both your shackles of the third rung along with the key and I shall reward you the first shackle of the fourth rung.'

You say, 'where is the coppernickel key?'

an Iksar slave says 'The key is split into three parts. Part one is the base and must be combined with the two remainder pieces. One piece is in here and the other was lost. I overheard the goblins chattering and recognized the goblin phrase, 'lair of flying mouths'!! As for the base, I do not know.'

an Iksar slave says 'I made a pact to reward the shackle of steel to one who could deliver the coppernickel key and the shackles of copper and bronze.'
an Iksar slave says 'I made a pact to reward the shackle of steel to one who could deliver the coppernickel key and the shackles of copper and bronze.'
an Iksar slave hands you a shackle and removes the coppernickel shackle so he may flee. He places your shackles on his wrists and darts into the darkness.
You gain experience!!
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fcoty wrote:
You say, 'where is your student'

an Iksar master hands you what appears to be the base of a key. 'This was delivered to me by a dying student. He collapsed just after handing it to me. He was accompanying a student of mine named Veltar. They were questing for the legendary Whistling Fists. The key is made of a metal I have never felt or heard of. Find him.'

You say, 'Hail, an Iksar slave'

an Iksar slave seems to have lost all hope. He sadly looks to the ground. His shackles are different than the others you see in this cell. One is definitely steel and not of goblin design. The other is made of an unfamiliar metal.

You say, 'are you veltar?'

an Iksar slave 's soiled face shines with a glint of hope. 'You know my name? Who has [sent] you to find me?'

You say, 'master rinmark sent me'

an Iksar slave says 'Then word has gotten to him!! If you be a monk of the third rung I will accept your aid. You must find the [coppernickel key]. It is required to release me from this goblin shackle. I have no reward to offer other than the shackle of steel. Give me both your shackles of the third rung along with the key and I shall reward you the first shackle of the fourth rung.'

You say, 'where is the coppernickel key?'

an Iksar slave says 'The key is split into three parts. Part one is the base and must be combined with the two remainder pieces. One piece is in here and the other was lost. I overheard the goblins chattering and recognized the goblin phrase, 'lair of flying mouths'!! As for the base, I do not know.'

an Iksar slave says 'I made a pact to reward the shackle of steel to one who could deliver the coppernickel key and the shackles of copper and bronze.'
an Iksar slave says 'I made a pact to reward the shackle of steel to one who could deliver the coppernickel key and the shackles of copper and bronze.'
an Iksar slave hands you a shackle and removes the coppernickel shackle so he may flee. He places your shackles on his wrists and darts into the darkness.
You gain experience!!


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Part of a Large Key
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# Mar 22 2005 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Been doing this quest with my monk and here's some things I've found:

1) Nickle Key - can confirm that is does pop up in both locations shown in EQ Atlas (4 and 9) though I've found 9 to be easier to camp. only 3 mobs at most to worry about. the one in the room (PH for the gob) and the 2 who wander close. Took a long time before the gob popped up. was beginning to wonder if they moved his spawn points.

2) Copper Key - for the old farts (like me) who are coming back to the game, they moved it out of Droga (thank goodness) and into Burynai Mine #2 (on EQ Atlas map). There was one mob by where gob you need pops who is a bit of a pain. light blue at 58 and re-spawns very quickly. get a higher level player to pull it out of the room for you if possible. better yet, have a high level friend kill and loot the key for you (droppable)

3) An Iksar Slave - Make sure you give the items to the right one. A Crazed Iksar Slave is a PH and will attack you. An Enslaved Iksar is also there. It was amiable to me and was dressed in chain armor....guessing it was either an SK or shammy type mob.

hope that helps...

Edited, Tue Mar 22 18:17:25 2005
Phrases
# Mar 05 2005 at 10:35 PM Rating: Default
I had a LOT of trouble getting the keyword for this quest until I found out it is NOT who or what, it is "Where".

"Where is your student?" was the only phrase I got a response too. If that doesn't work for some reason, I didn't have him targeted, which didn't help for any of the other phrases.

Hope this helps.
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Great EXP for lvl 33
# Apr 09 2004 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
I just ding 33 while killing in OT and desided to run up and do turn in for this quest. I had all the parts need just need to run in and hail and give.
Well I am a Human monk so i used essence of iksar and with my faction I was looked at warmly for days of killing and lots of bones.
Well to finsh story just ding 33 and did turn in and got 10% exp from it that's great wish it was not so hard to do I keep doing it over and over.
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Whether they jsut changed it or its been this way i dont know, bu you need to be As an Ally to be able to do this quest.
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... se above

Edited, Sun Feb 8 04:06:39 2004
Shackle of Steel
# Sep 06 2003 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
WOOT. Got the Shackle of Steel today with my Iksar Monkey (lvl 38) with the help of my druid friend 54 to bless me with heals.

All the info was here, but like many peeps, I didn't read ALL the posts before heading out to get the shackle.

Long story short, Nickle Key in Dalnir, Copper Key in Frontier Mountains... the part that I missed was about the Iksar Slave. You need the one that spawns from the Crazed Iksar slave (no faction hit)... if he doesn't respond when you say "Rinmark sent me".. then he's not the one.

G'luck ya'll.

BTW, I've heard alot of peeps say that the shackle quests aren't worth it, or the items aren't that great.... they are right.. UNLESS you intend to go all the way and get hte Shackle of Tymmonium (sp?)... and they are DEFINITELY worth it if you get your Whistling Fists.
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# Aug 25 2003 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
Ok it is true you must complete this in FM now in the cave marked B on the eqatlas.com site, take the first left as you come in and you should find the Goblin interrogator(watch out if soloing the Goblin traitor spawns about every 5 min), then go to the farthest back part and you will find the Iksar slaves make sure it is the right one before you turn your items in by saying the phrase "master rinmark sent me" I think that is it.
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All of the quest-related content that was in Nurga and Droga before the revamp has been moved outside to Frontier Mountains, in the South-Western quadrant, inside of a cave.
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# Aug 22 2003 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
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ok here is the low down to all u monks that what the shackle of steel the droga/narga revampe move the ikky slave to FM zone there is a cave there by the warslick wood zone around that area u need to go in the cave and find the intarrigater and then in the right most cave u will find the ikky slave and a crazy ikky slave kill the crazy ikky slave and keep killing him everytime he pops up this will make the slave u need to talk to pop so u can do turn in
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Punctuation is your friend. But thank you for restating what I said.
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Who
# Jul 16 2003 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Who do you do the turn in to now? i have tried the Iksar slave in the right tunnel and said he doesn't have a need for the item and he doesn't work on the scripting either, stayed here for awhile and no other slaves poped so i dunno
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# Jun 21 2003 at 12:22 PM Rating: Default
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Is this quest bugged since the droga/nurga revamp?
I handed in the box to rinmark and he shrugged, gave me the shackle, but no script on the student or shackle of steel.

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RE: question?
# Jun 24 2003 at 3:12 PM Rating: Good
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Stormhammer today (after changes to temple)

He finally gave me the student quest after I asked: Where is the student?

"This was delivered to me by a dying student. He collapsed just after handing it to me. He was accompanying a student of mine named Veltar. They were questing for the legendary Whistling Fists. The key is made of a metal I have never felt or heard of. Find him."

Monkly business has a good post on the new loc. Off to check out the rumor. http://pub147.ezboard.com/fmonklybusiness43508frm7.showMessage?topicID=6627.topic

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# Jun 06 2003 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Just completed my Steel Shackle quest with the help of a 56 mage friend. Getting down to the jail in Droga with her was cake thanks to call of the hero :). Just a word of advice... there are several versions of the "iksar slave" that spawn. The right one is the one that mentions the shackles etc. Other versions will not talk to you when you hail them, fortunately the slaves seem to spontaneously despawn and repop every 10 min or so. I didnt keep track of the exact time sorry.

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Secret door
# May 28 2003 at 6:03 AM Rating: Decent
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When you fall to jail by pit you cant open the door, np just use the secret door at your right
Starting the quest
# Apr 23 2003 at 7:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I tried the hint below with no luck. What worked was having the Shackle of Bronze on, and saying "Where is your student" - bingo, quest city.

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Startng the Steel quest
# Dec 16 2002 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
Ok I have read a few post here about not being able to start the quest with the Master. I had the same trouble until I remimbered you have to be wearing the Bronze and Copper Shackles and then say "what student". Hope this helps
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RE: Startng the Steel quest
# Jan 23 2003 at 4:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually it has nothing to do with your shackles. "What" isn't the key word when asking about the student, "where" is.

Edited, Thu Jan 23 04:15:57 2003
Master Rinmark ...
# Dec 12 2002 at 6:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Rinmark is the iksar monk in tim deep . . .
Oh hell.. As a Human monkess and lost as a good sister, it took me 1 day to figure this out roaming around in east cabilis yelling for master rinmark.. <^..^>

Nothing about east cabilis, all in Tim deep. Correct me if i am wrong

Edited, Thu Dec 12 18:15:01 2002
Solo? No...
# Nov 25 2002 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, shrink has to be the best way to go. I would also reccomend getting a couple invis potions-
In Dalnir, you'll need one to escape past the head Kly. At 49 I was able to camp the penkeeper without much difficulty, just make sure to be full HP and have mend up if you have to take on a caster.
The interrogator is a necro... I knew I couldnt solo him even though he was a light blue because of that fact once I got down there. I got a 51 bard from my guild to help- Go down invised if you dont want to be harm touched about 5 times on the way. If invis drops, you will likely get about 4 aggros- We shurnk about halfway down and jumped through the bars, and killed the interrigator. His dots can kill you easy, I was down to one bulb and falling, with regen going before both fell. Then its just turning them in and running out.
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# May 17 2002 at 4:45 AM Rating: Good
You can just bypass all the gates in Droga by having a shrink potion, You can then walk right through all the gates without having to get a single key (besides the coppernikel of course)
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# Apr 26 2002 at 10:36 PM Rating: Default
went to Dahlnir today.,,,,Not too totally bad decent lowbie drops and some quick plat. Had a few hysterical monents with Kly The Overseer where i beat the crap out of my shammy buddy,,,,,can u say magic resists.....lol....got possessed on almost offed him twice hehe......Next stop Droga...."trepidation"...Tell ya what happened when I get a chance to write down results.....Penkeeper was a cinch worried bout this portion tho
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# Mar 20 2002 at 8:19 PM Rating: Default
I want to kill the Interrogator in droga. Could anyone specify his lvl range of if a lvl 35 in a group coud take him. I Got the Nickle key from a friend. So i'm half way there.

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