Coldain Shawl #4: Fur-Lined Coldain Prayer Shawl  

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Level:40
Maximum Level:105
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Repeatable:Yes
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Quest Type:Quest
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Entered: Thu May 23 14:32:39 2002
Modified: Sun Jun 16 09:45:28 2013
After finishing the first three quests, ask Loremaster Borannin 'What is brewing?'

Loremaster Borannin says 'Ahh yes, good to see you again Maeve . I wish it were under better circumstances that we meet today. For some time now we have sent teams of our finest rogues to gather intelligence for the Dain. Tanik Greskil is one of our best. He was recently sent into the heart of Kael Drakkel on a very important mission and has not returned. He is now long overdue, and fearing the worst, our wise council has asked me to dispatch a rescue party to determine what has become of him and return him to safety. I have decided to give you this opportunity to build upon the trust you have earned from the council. Will you accept this mission?'

You say, 'I will accept this mission'

Loremaster Borannin says 'The council will be pleased to hear of your acceptance. Scour the regions surrounding the city of the Giants. Discover what happened to Tanik and, if possible, return him to Thurgadin. If you are successful, remember to hand me your woven shawl. We seem to be running low on them, but I must say Mordin has never had so much help in the kitchen. Anyway, I will eagerly await word of your findings. Good luck, and may Brell protect you.'

If you wander around the Eastern Wastes near NEG 6644 POS 4337 you will eventually see a message "the snow crumbles away revealing an injured coldain." This reveals Tanik Greskil.

You say, 'Hail, Tanik Greskil'

Tanik Greskil says 'Outlander! Thank Brell you've found me! I am the last surviving member of my unit. Our mission was somehow compromised, the bloody Kromrif knew just where to find us... I can't imagine how they knew. I was barely able to escape with my life and wandered into a trap here. I am badly hurt and need your help.'

You say, 'I will help'

Tanik Greskil says 'Quickly, give me a vial of Veluim Vapors so I can return home, I am in desperate need of some attention from our clerics.'

You say, 'What are velium vapors?'

Tanik Greskil says 'Drat! Are you telling me you don't have one with you? Run back to Thurgadin at once and speak with Frundle, she can make you one. I will do what I can to stay alive. I may need to move about a bit to keep from being discovered. Hurry now outlander, you're my only hope.'

Once back in Thurgadin, find Frundle.

You say, 'Hail, Frundle Frenklar'

You say, 'What velium vapors?'

Frundle Frenklar says 'Ahh, you come seeking my family recipe? After all you've done for our people it's the least I can do. First you must fashion a velium vial, then combine the vial with two small pieces of velium in this jar. That's all there is to it. Please keep the recipe a secret.'

You say, 'What velium vial?'

Frundle Frenklar says 'I'm no potter mind you, but if I remember correctly it's a small brick of velium, three crystalline silks, and two glass shards. Then you'll have to finish up by firing it in a kiln with a high quality firing sheet.'

You receive a Velium Purifier.

Small Pieces of Velium and Small Blocks of Velium can be looted on Ry`Gorr Miners in Crystal Caverns or off spiders in Velketor's Labyrinth.

Crystalline Silk can be found on spiders in both zones.

1) Combine a small (7 lb) brick of velium, three unstacked crystalline silks and two glass shards in a pottery wheel. You will receive an Unfired Velium Vial.

2) Combine the Unfired Velium Vial and a HQ firing sheet in the kiln and receive a Velium Vial.

3) Combine the Velium Vial and two unstacked small pieces of Velium in the Velium purifier. The Velium Purifier disappears and you are left with a Vial of Velium Vapors. The vial is a lore item and has one charge of gate to Thurgadin.

The vial is trivial at skill 122.

Do not camp the spot where Tanik Greskil is, because I did it, and got a message: You have been ambushed by frost giants! And two Kromrif Death Squad will spawn, and try to kill you.

When you get Tanik Greskil to spawn again, just hand him the vial.

Tanik Greskil says 'Thank you. I shall be eternally grateful to you. Should you ever require my assistance I pledge to you my aid. Please deliver this to Borannin, it is imperative that he deliver this to the Dain at once. Farewell for now outlander...'

You gain experience!!

Then head back to Thurgadin and hand Boradinn the note and your old shawl, for the new shawl.

Loremaster Borannin says 'Words cannot express our gratitude for your deeds outlander, you have saved a hero of our people from certain death. Please accept this, the Fur-lined shawl, as a token of our sincere appreciation. You are indeed among the most highly regarded Humans to set foot in Thurgadin. The next time we meet be sure to ask me how to further advance your reputation with the coldain.'
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Pet Trick for Tanik - Updated
# Aug 08 2016 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
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***MAKE VIAL OF VELIUM VAPORS BEFORE YOU START THIS PART!

1) Start with pet on top of north side of ramp going down to Kael.
2) Take off lev and invis.
3) Place pet on guard.
4) Looking face to face with pet, align yourself with pet and slowly walk backwards, then stop after 20 steps or so, (Don't go super far from pet.)
5) Place pet on follow until he gets to you then place back on guard and repeat steps 4-5 until Tanik spawns. This took me about 5 or 6 times.
6) Hail him, give him the Vial of Velium Vapors, he gives you "Tanik's note".

I felt like I was going way too far, but it appears he can spawn quite a long way from the ramp.

Good Luck!
Coldain Faction
# Jul 12 2016 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Did the first three parts with Dubious Coldain Faction (foolishly raided Dain and did not camp the faction hit before his death). Cannot get Frundle Frenklar to give me the Purifier. Need to work on faction before proceeding, Royal Kromriff Blood at plate cycle in Kael should provide the faction I need.
Pet Tracking Tanik G.
# Aug 24 2014 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Trick still works today. Ran to the front of kael, put dropped lev, put pet on "guard" and he auto-faces the next Kromriff Deathsquad trap. Move him forward till you spring it, kill giants, throw guard back on and he'll face about. Hit two traps before i backed up and found the one spawning Tanik.
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Pet Tracking Tanik G.
# Feb 13 2017 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
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going to the front of the ramp with pet, using pet guard to show the direction of the traps worked great for us, thanks =)
Druid point of view
# Dec 15 2013 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
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As a Druid, I never use a pet. Ever. But this time, I found BooBoo to be indispensable. I could not have done it without him. It took me a bit to find that he needed to be on Guard. Otherwise, he just stared at me.

I found that if I looked BooBoo in the eyes, and walked backward, in a straight line, the direction he was staring, I spawned either the Death Squad or Tanik, every time. It took be a bit to get properly aligned with his gaze. I just stepped back about 10 feet and I could judge the alignment pretty well. Because of my stupidity X2, I actually spawned Tanik three times. I think I got eight or nine death squads.

I'm not sure if levitation mattered, but just to be sure, I was not levitated the whole time.

One last very important note.... don't pay any attention to the location Tanik is marked on the map. Every time Tanik spawned for me, he was nowhere near the ramp. I spawned Tanik walking backward, away from BooBoo a good distance from the ramp and well out of sight of BooBoo. Normally well west of the ramp. Just have the pet guard at the top of the ramp and walk backwards, away from him in a straight line.

Tanik Greskil Spawn Point Tips
# Jan 28 2013 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Just finished this 4th portion of the original Coldain Shawl quest, in preparation for doing the 2.0 later. I went to the top of the ramp which leads down to Kael Drakkal to the spot marked on the Eastern Wastes mapfiend map (-6447, +3546). I had with me my Guardian Wolf familiar which is purchased with Station Cash. This wolf growls when anyone is near, and was invaluable in finding Tanik. When using this familiar and Tanik is near, you will see an emote, "_____________'s familiar growls at You stumble". Keep going over that small area where the wolf emotes and Tanik will spawn. You'll see the emote, "You stumble over a pile of snow exposing a Coldain!" Good luck, fellow questers.
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Tanik Greskil Spawn Point Tips
# Jun 16 2013 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
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BTW, am also doing this #1.0 Shawl Quest. when you use Sequoia1961's tip. and you see the emote: "_______________'s familiar growls at You have" it means you have come upon the Death Squad trap and they will spawn in a few seconds. Just thought I'd add my 2 cp worth. Good Hunting all.

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Tanik Spawn
# Jul 29 2011 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
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OK make the Velium Vapors 1st before going to EW to Tanik, that worked for me so i didnt have spawn him 2x
Tanik Spawn
# Sep 06 2014 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did this on my berserker, got the dwarf first try.
Pet trick
# Jul 28 2011 at 10:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Agreed and confirmed, pet trick works great. Run around and keep doing "pet guard" and follow the direction he points and walla! Eventually you'll find him. Thanks for the info!
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# Jun 19 2010 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I figured I'd post this since I know alot of people are working again on the shawl thanks to the 2.0 version now. Doing this a second time now only with a chanter has proven to be interesting (an way easier than when i did it on my cleric).

First of all.. a pet helps. Plain and simple. It doesn't matter what kind of pet. I used my animation and i could tell which way it was pointing by the direction of the weapons it was holding. The tip of his blade would point me in the direction to go. I do know from doing this before on my cleric that there are three spawn/ambush points (and they are all near the ramp).

Anyway, the top of the ramp is the easiest one to try out first. If you're level 85 you should have no problem doing this even being ambushed several times. Mobs die in a nuke and a half (or one nuke with a crit).

Please MAKE sure to have the vial of velium vapors already handy though. You can do this ahead of time and have it ready to turn into the guy otherwise it will be a pain to spawn him to only have to run back and do the vial quest. Go to Velketor and get the pieces... only took like ten minutes tops since it's always empty.

Edited, Jun 20th 2010 1:06am by Rexa
find him fast
# Apr 18 2010 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
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pet trick ftw
No Lev
# Apr 13 2010 at 11:15 PM Rating: Decent
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couldn't find him with lev on but once I took it off he appeared right by the top of the ramp.
robbed as usual
# Apr 05 2010 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
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i been here now SIX days i have gone thru over 50 snow bunnies and 50 walruses at least i have triggered over 100 ONE HUNDRED kromrif death squads all around the whole area near Kael drak ramp every compass direction, not once has my dorf npc spawned, this in disgusting appaling yet not unsurprising bad luck i have as usual
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU DO THIS MISSION!
# Jul 31 2009 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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There is no need to seek out Tanik, return to Thurgadin, then seek out Frundle and make the Velium Vapors, then try to find Tanik again. Go to Frundle first, get the velium vapors made, then seek out Tanik.

You can give him the Velium Vapors as soon as you uncover him; there is no need to go back to Thurgadin and try to find him again. He will accept them, thank you, give you Tanik's note and disappear.

Once I made the Velium Vapors, I got another purifier from Frundle, then assembled another Velium Vapors after I gave mine to Tanik, and then took the short cut back to Thurgadin.

The trap that triggers Tanik appears to be random. I discovered him on the north side of the ramp near Kael's entrance. The pet trick worked, once I uncovered three Giant ambushes. I'm 83 at the time of this writing, so the Giants were no problem. They are slow to initiate the fight, so I would imagine you have time to run away.

Edited, Jul 31st 2009 1:41pm by ChanterTime

Edited, Jul 31st 2009 1:42pm by ChanterTime
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spawned for me at
# Jan 22 2008 at 10:17 PM Rating: Decent
I stumbled over him at -6499, +3567 within view of the top of the ramp.

I have a theory that he spawns if someone stays in the area for a certain amount of time... who knows...
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Kill the 2 Guards
# Dec 09 2006 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I followed all the recipes - but here is what worked, it was a simple change to shorten spawns.

*) Kill the 2 Guards at bottom of ramp!
1) Use a friend with a pet.
2) Use pet to guard at top of ramp.
3) Slowly walk backwards while looking at pets eyes.
4) Spawn Dwarf on second spawn.

I tried all other combinations over several days. Killing the 2 Guards may be coincidence, but why not start there.
Kill the 2 Guards
# Dec 10 2006 at 8:00 AM Rating: Good
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Killing the guards makes no difference.

Using the pet trick does.

But the pet trick only points to the closest active trap. It was luck that the second one happened to be the dorf.
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Kill the 2 Guards
# Sep 10 2007 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Killing the two guards does have one effect...It makes sure the pet is not looking at the guards.
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Kill the 2 Guards
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poobah wrote:
Killing the two guards does have one effect...It makes sure the pet is not looking at the guards.




I totally agree with this ... the dang walrus were messing with my pets pointing ... took me 7 traps to get him to spawn ... I did not use levi and gave up on the horse ... just ran it on foot.
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Pet trick works
# Dec 03 2006 at 12:00 PM Rating: Default
I tried the pet trick and parked him at the top of the ramp, then ran out to see if I could find this silly dwarf. This method only finds Giants.

So instead, I parked my pet at the top of the ramp, told him to 'guard' (so he points to the nearest MOb) and ran out to the extreme to create a backstop, if you will. One thing I noticed about this guy ( started to relize it the closer I got to him) was that it seems this guy i most likely invised and moves around, When you get close to him, his invis pops off and he falls down.

When you do this, start at the top of the ramp and leave ole bone head there. run out to an extreme distance and call your pet park him again and run back. keep doing this til you get it down to a small area and I eventually got him to pop. Tanik seemed to be tracking north to south, a bit out in front of the ramp.

Try it, see if it works for you too.
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Pet trick works
# Jan 24 2007 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
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11 Death Squads and still no dorf. Grrrrr....

One thing that has helped to save time is to bind, (if you can), at the entrance to KD and if you get a death squad just run to a safe distance and gate, pop into KD and pop back out. The Giants are killable at 58 but VERY resistant so it takes some doing. Only drops I have found so far are Woven Giant Vest and the odd velium weap. Back to the frozen lands...

Edited, Jan 24th 2007 4:17am by Russellbor


17th spawn did the trick following the pet strat.

Edited, Jan 24th 2007 4:52am by Russellbor
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Done today
# Dec 18 2005 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Took me 2 sessions of trying to get this. Used the pet trick. Spawned pair of Giants about 7 times prior to Thanik spawning. As noted by others, so long as you have the vial of velium vapors ahead of time you do NOT need to hail him. Just hand it to him to complete this step. (I had a pair of Giants pop almost immediately after I spawned him so was very handy to quickly do hand in and run while being pounded on.)
Wish I had a pet
# Oct 07 2005 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent
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This is dificult to the point of retardation without a pet, or at least it is for me. I've spent 3 hours running back and forth in the area south of the ramp I have my zone map up on auto map drawing a line behind me, in the 3 hours of zigzaging I have made a solid block rather then lines (zoomed in) and I have only run into 2 triggers both death squads. I hope this doesn't turn into a situation like my monks camping the king room in Sol B for his robe of the whistling fists drop, that one took me 5 months of play to get.
Turning in the potion to Tanik
# Jun 01 2005 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
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When you have the potion on your cursor, click on his body, not on his head. His head doesn't count as part of his body, so the game thinks you're trying to drop the potion on the ground, and it can't be dropped. Very weird. If you get the message that the item can't be dropped, traded, or sold, click on other parts of his body to initiate the trade.
easy spawn plan
# Nov 28 2004 at 12:59 AM Rating: Good
Best bet is the pet/guard proceedure. Took me all of about 30 min and only 1 spawned death squad. Do like the previous posts say and start at the top of the ramp and tell pet to guard (did with an enchanter pet and animation empathy...worked fine). Back away from pet a good distance, then tell it to follow you. Stop, tell it to guard, rinse, repeat. If you keep this up it will keep you in line for Tanik (or a death squad). First attempt spawned a death squad, ran into Kael to shake aggro, then back outside to do it again. Second attempt spawned Tanik. Oh and do yourself a favor and have the Velium vapors on hand the first time around. That way you only do it once. I was able to hand over vapors after I told him I would help. Hope this helps.
RE: easy spawn plan
# Apr 15 2005 at 1:23 AM Rating: Decent
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This procedure still Works. getting the line right is hard. mine worked 3 time down the pets line of sight
tanik griskil
# Nov 20 2004 at 5:41 AM Rating: Decent
exact loc for the guy in east wastes for tanik griskil is -6634, + 3647... watch out for death spawns.. u can just kite them around while doin drivebys by tanik griski.. each time u pass him just say what ur supposed to say and he wont despawn on ya
DS sees invis
# Nov 17 2004 at 7:06 PM Rating: Good
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The Deathsquad can see invis, just FYI. I was walking around in the area invised thinking I was safe, 4 giant DS popped and creamed me. :(
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# Nov 09 2004 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
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3 Hours, 11 DSquads.. he finally popped at 6754,4116.. I did the E/W 5677 and 6759.. to no avail.. frustrated, I started zigzagging N/S over those lines.. its how I found em

Incidentally, I couldnt get a DSquad to even pop for the last 40 minutes.. was getting ready to call it quits for the nite

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# Nov 06 2004 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
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The lady that gives the velium purifier won't do so if you're apprehensive. I did the first two quests with my 15 enc and 10 shm and MQ'd the 3rd off my main's seal. Did this at apprehensive, no problem.

But when I asked "what velium vapors?" she insulted my breath and pretty much told me to get lost. Cast alliance on her and she handed over the purifier. =) (oh yea... alliance put me up to indifferent)

Guess my alt shammy's gunna have to wait on faction to proceed.

Edited, Sat Nov 6 08:11:08 2004
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Finding Tanik Greskil
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I hate to tell everyone but Tanik Greskil DOES NOT spawn in the same spot every time. My guess is once you've exposed him he has to move to avoid being caught by the Death Squad. I found him for the first part of the text asking what velium vapors but then he moved to the other side of the top of the Kael ramp for the turn in. My reccomendation is to have a controable pet class with you and have them as stated above tell him to guard just a short bit out from the top of the ramp and line up really well with the pet and just take off running, not walking. If you run dead over him he uncovers but if you're walking then you end up spending too much time in that area and will probably spawn the squad and have to zone out or try to kill them. He will generally be somewhere around the ramp within a short distance so you don't need to run out very far. Hope this helps clear this part up a bit.
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problem with Frundle
# Sep 09 2004 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
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can't get her to respond to hail and am indiff faction. I end up just saying Holy Hail and leaving.

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problem with Frundle
# May 23 2007 at 8:04 AM Rating: Good
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I have done that quest 3 times... first with my druid, I followed the directions, spwaning the dwarf, then making the potion and spawn it again. Then my chanter, I made the vial first and then spawned the dwarf. Finally my NEC was not able to get the purifier... My druid and chanter had hunted and killed giants for their heads and transfered the spare head to the NEC. So the druid and chanter both had good faction, NEC had apprehensive. So kee killing giants until you get anything higher than indifferent, but make sure you got the vial before going to EW, it's already a pain to spawn the dwarf once, having to do it twice is really torture.
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RE: problem with Frundle
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urk - nope sure didn't - thanks Xaanru, I appreciate the realignment :)

hopefully no more Holy Hail in Thurgadin hehe

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RE: problem with Frundle
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urk - nope sure didn't - thanks Xaanru, I appreciate the realignment :)

hopefully no more Holy Hail in Thurgadin hehe

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RE: problem with Frundle
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Did you say "what velium vapors"?

Note that in the quest text above, she does not reply to the hail, just to the text!
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North Spawn
# Sep 08 2004 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Spawned at -5685, 4560
Spent 25 minutes today (plus countless hours other days) mostly running from the 3 death squads I popped. Finally ran east west along
-5675 through -5690
Spawning Tanik
# Sep 04 2004 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
I just did this today. First I followed directions on someone's post here and killed the two guards at the bottom of the ramp. I put guard on my charmed pet at the top of the ramp and walked backwards facing the direction my pet faced. Hello Death Squad. They spawned to the south. I escaped with 9% health.
My 2nd attempt I didn't bother killing the guards at the bottom of the ramp. I just charmed and did pet guard again. Hello Death Squad. This time I was more prepared and escaped. They despawned quickly and again popped to the south.
I was hopeful with my 3rd attempt because the pet faced in a northerly direction. Tanik popped for me at -5683.26, 3974.90
question
# Sep 03 2004 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
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If the Death Squad spawns on you, and you zone, will they still be there when you come back? and if you kill them how long till something spawns there again?
Nightmare Quests
# Aug 31 2004 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
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These quests have turned into a nightmare. I keep spawning the death squads..like clockwork..No dorf ;-(((
Number of giants
# Jun 28 2004 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Does it help to kill the giants at the entrance to Kael or not?

Edited, Mon Jun 28 10:36:33 2004
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RE: Number of giants
# Aug 30 2004 at 8:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes killing the guards helps alot, and "top" of ramp was misleading however he means place your pet at the beginning of the slope furthest from kael, I had the little guy spawn within 20 secons also, no death squads super easy. So yes kill guards, yes place pet at the beginning of the slope furthest from kael on north side, have fun :)
RE: Number of giants
# Jul 27 2004 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, you have to kill the giants at the entrance to Kael or your pet will continually point at them, which basically ruins the whole "pet is gonna find him" theory.
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RE: Number of giants
# Jul 06 2004 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
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didn't kill a single one, but did as this post said;

"We have used the following method on 4 shawls in a row and spawned Tanik every time. You need to have a pet for this method to work.

1) Pull and kill the two guards at the bottom of the ramp to Kael.

2) Place your pet at the top of the ramp on the North side and set him to /pet guard.

3) Face your pet and run backwards in the direction your pet is facing.

4) You will hit the trigger that spawns Tanik. Hand him the vial after you hail him and go to Thurgadin to get your 4th shawl.


4 times in a row this has worked to spawn Tanik without triggering ANY Death Squads. Happy hunting!"-Etarla


took me about 20 seconds, no Death squad, no fuss, no muss. does make me wonder how people figured out the pet will look at these things, though...
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RE: Number of giants
# Jul 26 2005 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Bzzzzt. I followed this advise. I spawned the Death Squad EVERY time. Don't follow this plan!

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RE: Number of giants
# Jul 28 2004 at 10:35 PM Rating: Decent
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took me about 20 seconds, no Death squad, no fuss, no muss. does make me wonder how people figured out the pet will look at these things, though...


Pets always point to the nearest mob when placed on guard. My guess is someone realized they were pointing into space one day, and voila.
RE: Number of giants
# Aug 11 2004 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
pets always point at the nearest npc watch pet next time u in a group with some one with a pet
Not Day Only
# Jun 27 2004 at 6:21 AM Rating: Default
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Tanik Greskil is not a Say spawn only, I found him a 1am Game time, using the "pet guard" Method
Got Tanik Easily
# May 29 2004 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Followed the -5660 ZOne line West as suggested in the previous post. Took only 2 passes back and forth before he showed his fugly little self, and i handed him his vial so he could get some dorf lovin back home. It was Approx 9AM gametime, ive seen in suggested he only spawns in the daytime. Goodluck to all the Shawl Questers out there!



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Tanik spawn location? No-pet meathod.
# May 26 2004 at 3:33 AM Rating: Excellent
While preparing to finish up the 4th Shaw quest I looked over all the pages I could find that discussed Tanik Greskil. There seems to be a huge variation in posted locations as well as the walk don't run theory. I decided to do some testing of my own. First I compiled a list of all the spawn locations people posted. Here they are.

North side of ramp.
-5680, 4126
-5670, 4576
-5672, 4307
-5679, 4206
-5683, 4252
-5687, 4435
-5696, 3600
-5702, 4505
-5702, 4384

South side of ramp.
- 6644, 4337
- 6703, 3885
- 6759, 4410
- 6759, 4202

Clumped together like this I am sure you notice what in noticed. Many seem to fall along an East/West line at different points.

As my main toon is a 46 Ranger and can not do the pet trick everyone post’s about I did it the Non-Caster way, multi-quest.

Have your Vile of Velium Vapors ready. Camp your main toon at the end of the ramp ready to log on once you get Tanik to spawn.

First, I did what “unloved” suggested and created a Level 1 Warrior follower of Rallos Zek. This allowed me to spend the better part of a day testing spawn points without getting stopped by the Giants every time they spawned.

Second, I tested each of the listed spawn points walking and running. None of them worked for me. However while running from spot to spot I did manage to spawn the death squad a few times so made notes on the locations to test later. As the Giants would not agro this Rallos Zek follower I was able to determine they are up for 2 minutes until they pop as long as they do not agro.

I did notice running East to West the zone is made up of very faint light and dark lines. If you look at the screen without focusing on any one thing it is pretty noticeable. This lead me to try my spawn line theory.

I lined my toon up on the E/W spawn point I had noted ( in the -56** area most noted by people) so there was no variation running E/W and then I ran forward and backward along this line. Starting Back by the cluster of trees on the North side of the ramp I walked from about –5679, 3500 to –5679, 6000 and got 4 Death Squad to spawn while running. Frustratingly I was never able to get anything to spawn again. So as there is such a wide variation of –56** locations I moved over a bit and tried again this time at –5677. This time I tried it walking and boom….got a spawn at –5677, 4485 of 2 DS . Yea!!!! I continued to walk back and forth between –5677, 3500 and –5677, 6000 and after 15 to 20 minutes boom…..got another spawn of 2 DS this time a –5677, 4366. This time I tried it running. Boom… got 4 DS to spawn at –5600,4206. Ok so I continued this for most of the day and got 7 spawns all at different locations on the –5677 line. I was never able to get a repeat spawn point and went on to get 4DS, 4DS, 2DS and finally 4DS and Tanik Greskil spawned about three steps apart from each other. I spent so much time verifying this theory that I never tried to find another “spawn line”.

Reading all the comments and my own testing leads me to believe that the spawn points are random along the spawn line. I also believe the spawn of the Death Squad or Tanik Greskil is also random. Lack of Attention to Detail caused me to not nail down the spawn time but I found it between 15-20 minutes.

Once Tanik Greskil did spawn I did as another suggested and continued to “Hail” him. Once the Death Squad was gone I sat down next to him and camped, continuing to hail him until I logged. I then logged on my main toon, whom I had strategically camped at the end of the ramp, and within 45 seconds I was on top of him hailing him until I could get the Vial of Velium Vapors, I had already made so I didn’t have to do this a second time, out and give it to him. No chit chat I just gave it to him and he immediately popped and I had Tanik's Note to turn in to Loremaster Borannin.

Oh I did have a couple of random DS spawns while running around but did not them. One was at the top of the ramp to the north side and the other was to the south side. I just focused on this one spawn line. And I got a few pictures to send for Tanik and the Death Squad that is not even listed in the Bestiary.

So in a nut shell: Completely random along the E/W line, at least on the north side of the ramp. Also the spawn of 2DS, 4DS or Tanik is random. Running or Walking, though maybe smaller steps increase your chance of hitting the trigger spot as would be the case in real life? DS will de-pop after about 2 minutes if they do not agro. Spawn cycle seems to be between 10-15 minutes. And you can keep Tanik there if you contiue to "Hail" him.

Good luck, and happy hunting!


Edited, Tue Jun 29 05:08:16 2004
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The key to spawning Tanik.
# Mar 26 2004 at 8:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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We have used the following method on 4 shawls in a row and spawned Tanik every time. You need to have a pet for this method to work.

1) Pull and kill the two guards at the bottom of the ramp to Kael.

2) Place your pet at the top of the ramp on the North side and set him to /pet guard.

3) Face your pet and run backwards in the direction your pet is facing.

4) You will hit the trigger that spawns Tanik. Hand him the vial after you hail him and go to Thurgadin to get your 4th shawl.


4 times in a row this has worked to spawn Tanik without triggering ANY Death Squads. Happy hunting!

RE: The key to spawning Tanik.
# Sep 24 2004 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
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pET WORKED GREAT...I CHARMED ONE OF THE GUARDS AND KILLED THE OTHER THEN USED THE GUARD AS SENTINEL...SPAWNED 5 SETS OF DS (LAST 4 WERE POPS OF 4)...THEN DECIDED TO MOVE GUARD BACK FROM RAMP A BIT....GOT THE LITTLE BOOGAR TO SPAWN...NOT SURE IF JUST COINCIDENCE OR NOT BUT WHAT I DID.
RE: The key to spawning Tanik.
# May 05 2004 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Got Tanik to spawn in 15 minutes. Dont need a pet, just the location...it's -6759.38 +4410.50 (right on top of him). Don't hail him, just hand him vial and "poof". No levi, no invisi, just go back and forth over area (would of been quicker but spawned DS first time :(...). GL and have sow on : )
RE: The key to spawning Tanik.
# Apr 12 2004 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Agree - pet trick works perfectly. I got the DS on my first 5 attempts, but got Tanik on the 6th. Took me a while to find Tanik though, because his spawn point was to the north and far west end of the opening to the Kael ramp. All the first 5 attempts popped the DS at different locations around the ramp opening, so I spent about 20 minutes on the 6th try looking in vain around the same areas. Finally decided to plant the pet at a bunch of different places and finally got him.
RE: The key to spawning Tanik.
# Apr 04 2004 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
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This works to a TEE. Make sure you have lev off, and walk, don't run backwards.
Where he popped
# Mar 18 2004 at 1:55 PM Rating: Excellent
I had to wander around for about half an hour and Tanik finally poped at loc -6755, +4409 I had the vial of velium vapors made for him already so I wouldn't have to try to make him pop twice. Once you see him, hail him and then give him the vial and you will get what you need. Patience is the key, don't get frustrated. Hope this helps

Also I wanted to add a neat little list of what all you will need for thie quest.
1 small brick of velium
3 Crystalline Silks
2 Glass shards
1 HQ firing sheet
2 Small Peices of Velium
Get the velium purifier, just walk up to Frundle Frenklar(loc -340, +505, in a shop in that area) and say to her "What velium vapors?" and you will get the purifier.
Last thing patience.. lots of it. The list is good only if you make what you need in one attempt.
Good luck to all


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# Mar 15 2004 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
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-6758 , 4202 put me right on top of him.
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glass shards..
# Mar 12 2004 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Where to the glass shards drop?
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Glass Shards are vendor sold on almost any pottery vendor. If you're in Thurgadin, they're sold by the left-most vendor in the room with the bank and the pottery wheel and kiln.
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you can buy them in pok
Just did this part...
# Mar 11 2004 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok I just completed this part so I will share my experience.

First I ran around like a headless chicken. Ran over a trigger, got a death squad which ripped through my pet in slightly less than the casting time of Feign Death. After being feigned for a minute or so, the giants de-popped. So, being unbuffed, I ran back to PoK. While I was waiting for virtue I read the posts here and decided how I would this on my second try.

Had a friend make a level 1 Rallos Zek warrior. We met up in PoK and ran to EW. I parked my pet at the top of the ramp and made it guard. Warrior ran where the pet was looking to set off the triggers. He was walking, not running. Had sow but eventually lost it. Worked both with and without sow. Found one trigger south of Kael entrance, one due east. Each time the squad popped, it stood there doing nothing and eventually de-popped. We were looking for a third trigger that we were having trouble set off when finally I told him to just try again the first one we had found, hoping the refresh time would be over. It was and we got the dwarf.

Totals:
2 death squads
1 coldain dwarf
0 deaths
1 very happy necro!

Good luck to you all!
Death Squads
# Mar 07 2004 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Spawned 18 death squads before tanik finally popped :)
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# Mar 02 2004 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I found him today in about 45 minutes. Triggered 5 Death Squads in the process. One while running from one I had just triggered. Four of the five Squads were at neg 5676 pos 4307, neg 5702 pos 4384, neg 5702 pos 4505 and neg 6703 pos 3885. (Didn't bother noting the loc of the one I triggered while already running... lol) Finally found Tanik at neg 5696 pos 3600. Oh and a side note: the first 2 squads I triggered I had SoW and Levitate on. Had SoW on for all of the triggers including Tanik, but hadn't bothered to recast levitate by the time I stumbled over him. And you will know it. He makes a noise like you did just kick him in the snow. heh
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# Feb 29 2004 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Did this today for the second time. Today I triggerred several DS with 4 giants in it, did not have that on my first time about a year ago.

Also found the dorf on the Right side(facing Kael) eventually.
cant hit a trigger
# Feb 16 2004 at 5:50 AM Rating: Good
help me out here yall...im working on this for my cleric. baised on the posts im gathering ihave to walk around the outside of the trench to kael...now i have walked (not ran) all up n down this never hitting one trigger. i dont get what im doing wrong...i even went down the ramp into the valley there walking all around there even tho the loc's were not the same thinking i was doing this wrong. so ok 6 hours and NO trigger whatsoever...HELP
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# Feb 16 2004 at 8:52 AM Rating: Good
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The triggers I found were not on the ramp or below. They were all outside of the ramp area, in the snow.

I pleaded a bl friend into bringing a pet, and doing the guard here method. Ironically however, I found tanik while kiting a death squad, while the BL peeled them one at a time and killed them.

Luckily, the DS didn't aggro tanik, and I was able to get to him, while the BL finished the giants.
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# Feb 15 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
how do i get the velium purifyer the lady wont give to me
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Tanik Loc
# Feb 05 2004 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I also used the pet and no sow walking method. Worked quickly with pet. My loc was n5683, p4252
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# Feb 01 2004 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Okay... to the left of the ramp (when facing kael)... I found a trigger which repeatedly spawned the Death Squad on me. Once, after I zoned them in kael, I apologized to some high lvl people who dealt with them for me and told them what I was doing. They told me they'd accidentally spawned the dwarf just a moment ago on the right side. I ran around for hours, and spawned the Death Squad four different times in that same spot. Then a 55 Conjurer came by with a pet and helped me find the trigger on the right side, and the dwarf spawned immediately.

The trigger was a little ways off from the ramp. I don't know if all the triggers are random or if he'll continually only spawn in one place until he's despawned, but this is how it was. Hours up on hours he wouldn't spawn on the left side. Twice in a row on the right. /shrugg
using invis works well
# Jan 29 2004 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
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i did this hand in very easy with a sow and invis near to keal up high near to gate. i found if invis stayed on then the death squad seemed not to see invis.but i ran anyways. found that just wandering around with invis was great and easy.just be careful not to fall in valley with a 20k drop when running because it will be splat. best is to keep map up.
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# Jan 27 2004 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Found him tonight with my wizzy at neg 5670, 4576. First walked west to east down the previous line of posts along neg 6760 ish... nothing. Then ran north to n5670,p4000 and "walked" (not ran, maybe means something, maybe not) west until I got the "snow crumbles away..." message. Had my finger on the jboots just in case, but got lucky and no DS (YAY!). Anyway good luck all!
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# Jan 19 2004 at 3:25 AM Rating: Default
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RS2 or sow helps greatly here, as both will allow you to outrun the **** DS. pet guard works very well, but dont expect to get the dwarf fast. binding in EW is a good idea btw, and keeping instaclick lev will allow you to lev straight down into kael so you dont have to run to the ramp and back. zone in, gate, back looking for the dwarf.
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# Jan 19 2004 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Spawns in different locs and with or without DS.
Don't sit at end of ramp sit on the side to avoid unwanted agro for 2nd party (if used). 1) Exactly -5680, 4126. Others unknown time of this message

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