Investigator's Badge (Badge #1)  

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Level:24
Maximum Level:115
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Repeatable:Yes
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Era:Legacy of Ykesha
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Group Size:Solo
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Entered: Wed Aug 1 15:22:40 2001
Modified: Thu Apr 18 15:00:08 2019
You say, 'Hail, Vegalys Keldrane'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'Greetings to you, citizen. By order of the Council of Qeynos I have been given the duty of apprehending the individuals [responsible] for unleashing this terrible plague upon the people and the lands of Antonius Bayle. The more I look into this matter, the more I come to find that this will be no easy task.'

You say, 'Who is responsible?'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'The plague unleashed upon the Plains of Karana is the work of the followers of Bertoxxulous. Those responsible belong to group known as the Bloodsabers though there were others involved as well. Some time back, they launched a plot to overthrow Antonius Bayle and our ruling council. Their [plan] failed.'

You say, 'What plan?'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'Their plan was to unleash a plague so deadly and virulent that it would wipe out all life from here to Highpass Hold. They planned to brand themselves and their foul allies with a rune that would have rendered them immune to the effects of this plague. From that point they would have been able to simply walk in, easily defeat the weakened stragglers and declare themselves the rulers of this kingdom by default. But they were [careless].'

You say, 'How they were careless?'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'The sudden influx of scoundrels and loathsome individuals was our first tip off. They required a rather enormous number of supplies, materials and manpower to construct the ornate altars, craft and enchant their runed branding irons and supply their armies with the weapons needed for the cleanup work afterward. They needed to rely upon [outside help].'

You say, 'What outside help?'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'They mostly chose to hire bandits and brigands who are foolishly more concerned with immediate profits than the long-term effects of their actions. But once they knew we were on to them they even started hiring some of the more 'civil' gnolls, if there is such a thing. Gnolls tend to be easy to push around, stupid, and they work very cheaply. They knew their time was short and they were desperate. Choosing to work with untrustworthy, lazy scoundrels caused the whole thing to begin to [unravel], praise Rodcet!'

You say, 'How did it unravel?'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'Their workers were careless. Aside from noticing the unsavory element in our city, our citizens began to run across many of the strange items and materials that were being trafficked into our city en masse. It was at that point that the citizens began to [complain] quite loudly about all of this.'

You say, 'Complain?'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'Obviously, they questioned the meaning behind these events and rightfully so. They were frightened much as they are now. I admit, I was remiss in my duties for not noticing it sooner. One of the biggest complainers during this time was a man by the name of [Earron Huntlan], proprieter of the famed Lion's Mane tavern. Though he is just a simple merchant, he did us a great service.'

You say, 'Who is Earron Huntlan?'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'Earron is quite a character. He gets all kinds of travelers stopping by his inn for a drink or whatever other business. His patrons started telling stories of being mugged and harassed by these loathsome individuals in the very streets of our fair city. Of course, he was concerned. So he became a kind of advocate for this cause, ringing the [alarm] bell as it were. I admit, at first I did not believe the conspiracy. I simply could not believe it was all happening under our nose.'

You say, 'What alarm?'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'Well, he succeeded in whipping the populace into a frenzy. He even got the famous wizard Al'Kabor to help him out by determining the nature of the strange items many of our citizens were finding. Getting that man to do anything not directly related to his research is not an easy thing to accomplish either. Needless to say, at that point I saw the truth and the Prime Healer forgive me for not seeing it sooner. Were it not for the investigations and general outcry of [concerned citizens], we might not be standing here talking today.'

You say, 'What concerned citizens?'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'Yes, it was citizens like you that helped to save Qeynos that day. We uncovered their plot, captured the man who was in charge and put him to death. Of course, the Bloodsabers retaliated and using their incomplete research still managed to unleash the plague we face now. Though devastating in its own right, you must admit it is rather mild compared to what it might have been. I thank you for your interest. Perhaps you would be willing to [help] me?'

You say, 'I am willing to help you'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'Excellent! The more I learn from my investigators the more I find that these Bloodsabers have stretched their tendrils of influence all throughout our beloved city. Nevertheless, we are committed to exposing these fiends once and for all. Perhaps you would like to become an [investigator]?'

You say, 'I would like to become an investigator'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'Very well then, Durix. We will not allow just anyone to wear the official Investigator's Badge and please forgive me. . . But it is hard to tell where one's loyalties lie these days. If you are truly [serious] then there is a duty you must perform first to show you are on the side of Antonius Bayle, the council and the good people Qeynos.'

You say, 'I am truly serious'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'There is a guard by the name of Robbie Shilster that patrols the Northern Plains of Karana. He is allied with our enemies and completely corrupt. He is flagrant in his trafficking of contraband goods. His orders are to guard the great wooden bridge to stave off the insect swarms. But our investigators report that he simply stands to the side and watches as the swarm rolls through. You are to execute this man for his treason and bring me his helm. Then, we will talk.'

Go North Karana and go north of the wooden bridge, near the wall. Find Guard Shilster and kill him. Loot a Cracked Corrupt Guard Helm. Run back to Qeynos and give his helm to Vegalys.

Faction hits for the kill:
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -1.
You gain party experience!!


Vegalys Keldrane says 'Thank you for bringing this person to justice. Please read this manual very, VERY carefully. Commit it to memory. We do everything strictly by the book. We are a people of law and order and I simply won't tolerate a breach of protocol. Investigators are expected to accurately report findings, are authorized to issue warrants and to notarize official documents for all lands under the jurisdiction of Antonius Bayle and the council. I sincerely hope you can earn your Investigator's Badge.'

Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1
You gain experience!!

You receive an Investigator's Briefing. Go to South Qeynos. At a tree south of the Lions Mane tavern you will meet an investigator in a yellow robe. Give him the book.

an investigator says 'Very well, let's get to work. I assume you have read the briefing and committed it to memory. This is how you will be tested. I shall play the part of student and you shall play the master who directs me. I promise I won't make it easy on you either, we want only the best. We'll see how you do and then I'll decide if you are worthy to wear the badge or not.'

You say, 'Where is the first suspect?'

an investigator says 'The first suspect was last seen near the shop called Fireprides.'

Fireprides is the armor store near the bank. At this point use /pet commands to get the investigator to listen to you.

You say, 'Follow me.'

an investigator says 'Right, let's get going.'

Look for Riley Shplots.

You say, 'Are you a member of the Bloodsabers?'

Riley Shplots shakes visibly and says, 'Oh, no. I knew this would happen one day. Please don't hurt me! I had very little to do with this plague, though it is quite a nice one, you must admit. I was just a courier. I'll come quietly. I don't want any trouble. My small contribution to the glory of Bertoxxulous has already been given but I certainly don't want to go to meet him just yet!'

You say, 'Give me a confession document'

an investigator says 'Here you are.'

You say, 'Summon a guard.'

Guard Sylus says 'Come along, prisoner.'

You say, 'Where is the second suspect?'

an investigator says 'The second suspect was sighted below the Grounds of Fate.'

Look for Willie Garrote. He may be found under the arena, near the cells.

You say, 'Are you a member of the Bloodsabers?'

Willie Garrote says 'A Bloodsaber? Of course I'm not, don't be ridiculous!'

You say, 'Give me a confession document.'

an investigator says 'Here you are.'

You say, 'Summon a guard'

Guard Sylus says 'Come along, fiend. We haven't far to go.'

You say, 'Where is the third suspect?'

an investigator says 'The last suspect has been known to hang around that low life known as Raz the Rat.'

Look for Donally Stultz near the docks, on the shore.

You say, 'Are you a Bloodsaber?'

Donally Stultz says 'Of course I'm a Bloodsaber, you fool! I've just returned from the Plains of Karana where I was reveling in the glory of the Plaguebringer. Now then, since I see that this foolish investigator is with you, I suppose you want me to sign a confession document or something like that? Well, let's have it then!'

You say, 'Give me a confession document'

an investigator says 'Here you are.'

Donally Stultz crumples the document into a ball, throws it to the ground and spits in your face, yelling, 'You are a fool if you really believe I would sign such a thing. Prepare to die!'

Kill him and loot his head. Give the investigator the two confessions and the one head.

an investigator says 'You have done our city a great service and helped to bring several criminals to justice this day! Wear this Investigator's Badge with pride! Speak again with Vegalys Keldrane, he may have information about [advancing further] in rank.'

Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -2.
Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -5.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 5

Receive your Investigator's Badge.

You say, 'I want to advance further in rank'

Vegalys Keldrane says 'At this point, I am mainly in need of loyal and trustworthy investigators. I must first gather information on who these people are and exactly how far their influences stretch. However, once I begin to implement the next phase of this operation, you may be able to assist us once again if you prove to be talented enough. For now, simply continue to observe and report.'
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# Nov 10 2015 at 8:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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For the kill of Guard Shilster:

[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Halleb hit Guard Shilster for 89 points of non-melee damage.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Guard Shilster has been smitten.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] You have slain Guard Shilster!

For the turnin of his Helm:

[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Vegalys Keldrane says 'Thank you for bringing this person to justice. Please read this manual very, VERY carefully. Commit it to memory. We do everything strictly by the book. We are a people of law and order and I simply won't tolerate a breach of protocol. Investigators are expected to accurately report findings, are authorized to issue warrants and to notarize official documents for all lands under the jurisdiction of Antonius Bayle and the council. I sincerely hope you can earn your Investigator's Badge.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] You gain party experience!!

Dialogue of the time with the investigator culminating in the last battle and turnin:

[Tue Nov 10 09:21:50 2015] You say, 'Hail, an investigator'
[Tue Nov 10 09:21:51 2015] an investigator raises one eyebrow and looks at you with suspicion before returning his watchful eye to the many people going about their business in the city.
[Tue Nov 10 09:22:03 2015] an investigator says 'Very well, let's get to work. I assume you have read the briefing and committed it to memory. This is how you will be tested. I shall play the part of student and you shall play the master who directs me. I promise I won't make it easy on you either. We want only the best. We'll see how you do and then I'll decide if you are worthy to wear the badge or not.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:22:03 2015] You gain party experience!!

[Tue Nov 10 09:23:35 2015] You say, 'where is the first suspect?'
[Tue Nov 10 09:23:35 2015] an investigator says 'The first suspect was last seen near the shop called Fireprides.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:23:44 2015] You say, 'follow me'
[Tue Nov 10 09:23:44 2015] an investigator says 'Right. Let's get going.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:08 2015] Targeted (NPC): Riley Shplots
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:08 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him.
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:09 2015] You say, 'Hail, Riley Shplots'
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:13 2015] You say, 'Hail, Riley Shplots'
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:25 2015] You say, 'are you a member of the bloodsabers?'
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:26 2015] Riley Shplots shakes visibly and says, 'Oh, no. I knew this would happen one day. Please don't hurt me! I had very little to do with this plague, though it is quite a nice one, you must admit. I was just a courier. I'll come quietly. I don't want any trouble. My small contribution to the glory of Bertoxxulous has already been given but I certainly don't want to go to meet him just yet!'

[Tue Nov 10 09:25:11 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:25:12 2015] You say, 'Give me a confession document'
[Tue Nov 10 09:25:13 2015] an investigator says 'Here you are.'

[Tue Nov 10 09:26:07 2015] Targeted (NPC): Riley Shplots
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:07 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him. (gave him the document)
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:10 2015] Riley Shplots says 'Here you are.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:10 2015] You gain party experience!!

[Tue Nov 10 09:26:18 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:22 2015] You say, 'Summon a guard'
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:22 2015] an investigator says 'Guards! Take this man away.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:28 2015] Guard Sylus says 'Come along, prisoner.'

[Tue Nov 10 09:26:34 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:39 2015] You say, 'where is the second suspect'
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:40 2015] an investigator says 'The second suspect was sighted below the Grounds of Fate.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:31 2015] Targeted (NPC): Willie Garrote
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:32 2015] You say, 'Hail, Willie Garrote'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:37 2015] You say, 'are you a member of the bloodsabers?'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:37 2015] Willie Garrote says 'A Bloodsaber? Of course I'm not, don't be ridiculous!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:42 2015] an investigator says 'We have several witnesses that have signed affidavits swearing to the fact that they had witnessed you raising an undead servant in the hills outside the city several nights past. Do you deny this?'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:47 2015] Willie Garrote begins to perspire and says, 'Umm... Well, I don't know. It just started following me around. You know, like a puppy. I didn't actually RAISE it. Really. Come on!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:52 2015] an investigator says 'I find that difficult to believe. We have further statements that say you were seen drawing the life force from a rat before this undead servant of yours tore it apart. The evidence against you is irrefutable. I suggest you cooperate now. It will be better for you in the long run.'
(targetted investgator again)
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:53 2015] You say, 'Give me a confession document'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:53 2015] an investigator says 'Here you are.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:57 2015] Willie Garrote says 'You really believe that I would do that sort of thing? Undead scare me to death! Really, they do! You folks cannot be serious about this, can you? Give me a break already!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:02 2015] an investigator says 'We are deadly serious, sir. We know who you are and where your allegiances lie. We are also aware that you are simply a misguided pawn in this terrible plot. I suggest you take advantage of this offer, sign the confession document and allow yourself to be taken into custody. The court may not be so lenient should it come to a trial.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:07 2015] Willie Garrote says 'All right! Fine! I admit I've raised a few servants in my time. I hold no love for Antonius Bayle and frankly, I tire of keeping to the shadows and crawling through the blasted sewers as a second class citizen in my home town! I'll sign your blasted document but know that this is only the tip of the shark's fin you see sticking out of the water. The next and last thing you'll see are its teeth before you are consumed!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:18 2015] Targeted (NPC): Willie Garrote
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:18 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him.
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:20 2015] Willie Garrote says 'Here's your confession. I hope you choke on it!' (handed Willie the document)
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:20 2015] You gain party experience!!

[Tue Nov 10 09:28:27 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:27 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him.
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:31 2015] You say, 'summon a guard'
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:31 2015] an investigator says 'Guards! Take this man away.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:41 2015] Guard Sylus says 'Come along, fiend. We haven't far to go.'

[Tue Nov 10 09:29:02 2015] You say, 'where is the third suspect'
[Tue Nov 10 09:29:02 2015] an investigator says 'The last suspect has been known to hang around that low life known as Raz the Rat.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:33 2015] Targeted (NPC): Donally Stultz
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:37 2015] You say, 'are you a member of the bloodsabers?'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:37 2015] Donally Stultz says 'Of course I'm a Bloodsaber, you fool! I've just returned from the Plains of Karana where I was reveling in the glory of the Plaguebringer. Now then, since I see that this foolish investigator is with you, I suppose you want me to sign a confession document or something like that? Well, let's have it then!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:50 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:53 2015] You say, 'Give me a confession document'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:54 2015] an investigator says 'Here you are.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:56 2015] Targeted (NPC): Donally Stultz
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:58 2015] Donally Stultz crumples the document into a ball, throws it to the ground and spits in your face, yelling, 'You are a fool if you really believe I would sign such a thing. Prepare to die!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:58 2015] You gain party experience!!

[Tue Nov 10 09:30:59 2015] Donally Stultz shouts 'Watch in horror as I show this fool the wrath of the Plaguebringer!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:59 2015] Donally Stultz hits YOU for 50 points of damage.
<battle>
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:40 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:40 2015] Donally Stultz's corpse says 'You... cannot... defeat us all...'
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:40 2015] A bloodbone protector kicks Donally Stultz for 24 points of damage.
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:40 2015] Donally Stultz has been slain by a bloodbone protector!
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:48 2015] Targeted (Corpse): Donally Stultz's corpse
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:48 2015] Stand close to and right click on the Corpse to try looting it.
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:50 2015] --You have looted a Head of Donally Stultz.--
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:52 2015] You no longer have a target.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:05 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] an investigator says 'You have done our city a great service and helped to bring several criminals to justice this day! Wear this Investigator's Badge with pride! Speak again with Vegalys Keldrane, he may have information about [advancing further] in rank.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 5.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 5.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -2.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -5.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 5.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:13 2015] You gain party experience!!
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For the kill of Guard Shilster:

[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Halleb hit Guard Shilster for 89 points of non-melee damage.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] Guard Shilster has been smitten.
[Tue Nov 10 09:07:49 2015] You have slain Guard Shilster!

For the turnin of his Helm:

[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Vegalys Keldrane says 'Thank you for bringing this person to justice. Please read this manual very, VERY carefully. Commit it to memory. We do everything strictly by the book. We are a people of law and order and I simply won't tolerate a breach of protocol. Investigators are expected to accurately report findings, are authorized to issue warrants and to notarize official documents for all lands under the jurisdiction of Antonius Bayle and the council. I sincerely hope you can earn your Investigator's Badge.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Tue Nov 10 09:17:34 2015] You gain party experience!!

Dialogue of the time with the investigator culminating in the last battle and turnin:

[Tue Nov 10 09:21:50 2015] You say, 'Hail, an investigator'
[Tue Nov 10 09:21:51 2015] an investigator raises one eyebrow and looks at you with suspicion before returning his watchful eye to the many people going about their business in the city.
[Tue Nov 10 09:22:03 2015] an investigator says 'Very well, let's get to work. I assume you have read the briefing and committed it to memory. This is how you will be tested. I shall play the part of student and you shall play the master who directs me. I promise I won't make it easy on you either. We want only the best. We'll see how you do and then I'll decide if you are worthy to wear the badge or not.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:22:03 2015] You gain party experience!!

[Tue Nov 10 09:23:35 2015] You say, 'where is the first suspect?'
[Tue Nov 10 09:23:35 2015] an investigator says 'The first suspect was last seen near the shop called Fireprides.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:23:44 2015] You say, 'follow me'
[Tue Nov 10 09:23:44 2015] an investigator says 'Right. Let's get going.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:08 2015] Targeted (NPC): Riley Shplots
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:08 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him.
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:09 2015] You say, 'Hail, Riley Shplots'
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:13 2015] You say, 'Hail, Riley Shplots'
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:25 2015] You say, 'are you a member of the bloodsabers?'
[Tue Nov 10 09:24:26 2015] Riley Shplots shakes visibly and says, 'Oh, no. I knew this would happen one day. Please don't hurt me! I had very little to do with this plague, though it is quite a nice one, you must admit. I was just a courier. I'll come quietly. I don't want any trouble. My small contribution to the glory of Bertoxxulous has already been given but I certainly don't want to go to meet him just yet!'

[Tue Nov 10 09:25:11 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:25:12 2015] You say, 'Give me a confession document'
[Tue Nov 10 09:25:13 2015] an investigator says 'Here you are.'

[Tue Nov 10 09:26:07 2015] Targeted (NPC): Riley Shplots
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:07 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him. (gave him the document)
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:10 2015] Riley Shplots says 'Here you are.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:10 2015] You gain party experience!!

[Tue Nov 10 09:26:18 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:22 2015] You say, 'Summon a guard'
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:22 2015] an investigator says 'Guards! Take this man away.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:28 2015] Guard Sylus says 'Come along, prisoner.'

[Tue Nov 10 09:26:34 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:39 2015] You say, 'where is the second suspect'
[Tue Nov 10 09:26:40 2015] an investigator says 'The second suspect was sighted below the Grounds of Fate.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:31 2015] Targeted (NPC): Willie Garrote
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:32 2015] You say, 'Hail, Willie Garrote'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:37 2015] You say, 'are you a member of the bloodsabers?'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:37 2015] Willie Garrote says 'A Bloodsaber? Of course I'm not, don't be ridiculous!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:42 2015] an investigator says 'We have several witnesses that have signed affidavits swearing to the fact that they had witnessed you raising an undead servant in the hills outside the city several nights past. Do you deny this?'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:47 2015] Willie Garrote begins to perspire and says, 'Umm... Well, I don't know. It just started following me around. You know, like a puppy. I didn't actually RAISE it. Really. Come on!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:52 2015] an investigator says 'I find that difficult to believe. We have further statements that say you were seen drawing the life force from a rat before this undead servant of yours tore it apart. The evidence against you is irrefutable. I suggest you cooperate now. It will be better for you in the long run.'
(targetted investgator again)
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:53 2015] You say, 'Give me a confession document'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:53 2015] an investigator says 'Here you are.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:27:57 2015] Willie Garrote says 'You really believe that I would do that sort of thing? Undead scare me to death! Really, they do! You folks cannot be serious about this, can you? Give me a break already!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:02 2015] an investigator says 'We are deadly serious, sir. We know who you are and where your allegiances lie. We are also aware that you are simply a misguided pawn in this terrible plot. I suggest you take advantage of this offer, sign the confession document and allow yourself to be taken into custody. The court may not be so lenient should it come to a trial.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:07 2015] Willie Garrote says 'All right! Fine! I admit I've raised a few servants in my time. I hold no love for Antonius Bayle and frankly, I tire of keeping to the shadows and crawling through the blasted sewers as a second class citizen in my home town! I'll sign your blasted document but know that this is only the tip of the shark's fin you see sticking out of the water. The next and last thing you'll see are its teeth before you are consumed!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:18 2015] Targeted (NPC): Willie Garrote
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:18 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him.
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:20 2015] Willie Garrote says 'Here's your confession. I hope you choke on it!' (handed Willie the document)
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:20 2015] You gain party experience!!

[Tue Nov 10 09:28:27 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:27 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him.
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:31 2015] You say, 'summon a guard'
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:31 2015] an investigator says 'Guards! Take this man away.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:28:41 2015] Guard Sylus says 'Come along, fiend. We haven't far to go.'

[Tue Nov 10 09:29:02 2015] You say, 'where is the third suspect'
[Tue Nov 10 09:29:02 2015] an investigator says 'The last suspect has been known to hang around that low life known as Raz the Rat.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:33 2015] Targeted (NPC): Donally Stultz
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:37 2015] You say, 'are you a member of the bloodsabers?'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:37 2015] Donally Stultz says 'Of course I'm a Bloodsaber, you fool! I've just returned from the Plains of Karana where I was reveling in the glory of the Plaguebringer. Now then, since I see that this foolish investigator is with you, I suppose you want me to sign a confession document or something like that? Well, let's have it then!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:50 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:53 2015] You say, 'Give me a confession document'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:54 2015] an investigator says 'Here you are.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:56 2015] Targeted (NPC): Donally Stultz
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:58 2015] Donally Stultz crumples the document into a ball, throws it to the ground and spits in your face, yelling, 'You are a fool if you really believe I would sign such a thing. Prepare to die!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:58 2015] You gain party experience!!

[Tue Nov 10 09:30:59 2015] Donally Stultz shouts 'Watch in horror as I show this fool the wrath of the Plaguebringer!'
[Tue Nov 10 09:30:59 2015] Donally Stultz hits YOU for 50 points of damage.
<battle>
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:40 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:40 2015] Donally Stultz's corpse says 'You... cannot... defeat us all...'
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:40 2015] A bloodbone protector kicks Donally Stultz for 24 points of damage.
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:40 2015] Donally Stultz has been slain by a bloodbone protector!
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:48 2015] Targeted (Corpse): Donally Stultz's corpse
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:48 2015] Stand close to and right click on the Corpse to try looting it.
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:50 2015] --You have looted a Head of Donally Stultz.--
[Tue Nov 10 09:31:52 2015] You no longer have a target.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:05 2015] Targeted (NPC): an investigator
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] an investigator says 'You have done our city a great service and helped to bring several criminals to justice this day! Wear this Investigator's Badge with pride! Speak again with Vegalys Keldrane, he may have information about [advancing further] in rank.'
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 5.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 5.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -2.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -5.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:12 2015] Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 5.
[Tue Nov 10 09:32:13 2015] You gain party experience!!


Updated, thanks.
Outsmart the investigator
# Oct 01 2012 at 12:42 AM Rating: Good
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The biggest point of advice I can give for anyone is: leave the investigator in your dust when you go to bag the third suspect.
The first two suspects you will need the investigator. The third suspect: the investigator has a tendency to get mixed up in your fight and get himself killed, especially if you are a mage and want to root and nuke the last enemy when he puts up a fight. The investigator wants to get right in his face and sadly the investigator is weak and gets his *ss beat. So.... get your confession document from the investigator ahead of time, give it to the last Bloodsaber, and kill him as fast as possible... otherwise you will be waiting for the investigator to respawn like me. His respawn time is an entire real-time hour (ugh).
I know it's 2012, but maybe there are some other people who will be trying to do this.

Edited, Oct 1st 2012 2:43am by ODaskar

Edited, Nov 11th 2015 8:11pm by snailish
Iksar SK
# Jul 15 2008 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Did this long ago with my Wood Elf Druid. I decided to try it with my Iksar SK, since he was ally with both good and evil guards and Jaggedpine.


The first suspect would not sign the document. He was threatening towards me. I used my Crown of Deceipt to become a wood elf, and he became indifferent. Quest worked fine from there.
Oops I died
# Aug 02 2006 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Waited until I was level 24 to do this quest, as suggested. Everything went well, until I fought Donally. Almost had him to run-for-your-life health when I died.

Decided since I was bound in SQeynos, try again. Ran over, picked up my stuff, and started the battle over with him at about 30%. Killed him this time, looked around, couldn't see the investigator. Must've died right after I did.

I didn't want to go across both Karanas again (20 min. each way), so I plopped myself down at the spawn spot (near the loom) and waited, wasn't going to log off or zone, just in case. An hour after he died, he spawned.

Quickly turned in the two confessions and the head, got the badge. He despawned immediately, so another hour if someone else is waiting.
Quest Went Well
# Jan 11 2005 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
I did this quest lastnight 01/10/05 on the Morden Rasp Server and followed the write up to the letter and all went well. A few points I took from the posts that helped were:

Smiley: grin The guard you need to kill is left from the bridge twards corner of zone.

(No need to hail him but if you do he offers up text and a chance to join the Baddun's. He conned Green to my Vah Shir LvL 33 Beast Lord so I let CatBoy (my warder) bash him. Loot was the Helm a Kite shield and a Rusty Broad Sword.)

Smiley: smileI also asked for a confession document before I handed in the to sighned ones and the last fellas head. Allthough you can ask that NPC at antime for a confession document and he will give you one. It states this in the Report you get and are supposed to read VERY carefully and commit to memory.

Smiley: smile the Last fellah was Drk Blue to my toon but was no problem I soloed him no pet but the inspector does seem to like bashin mobs as much as I do Smiley: grin

Smiley: smile I also located each of the NPC's right where the writeup stated they would be.


Smiley: smile Lastly, The main NPC you need to start the quest is upstairs on the right as you face the entrance to the city.

At any rate this is a nice start to a progressive quest that is a neat role playing part of the game.




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Failure Again
# Jan 08 2005 at 4:23 AM Rating: Default
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Well, I give up on this friggin' quest. I have tried and tried with several different alternates and cannot get past the first or second suspect without the stupid investigator going into brain freeze mode and telling me we have to interrogate the suspects before summoning any guards.

Too bad, my main has the Qeynos Badge of Nobility and it is a very nice piece, still used all of the time with my level 66 druid.

I can't figure out what is wrong. I have done the quest about 20 times with other guildies and never had a problem... Then all of a sudden, it was all fouled up. Wish they would get their act together... Not holding my breath until they do.
RE: Failure Again
# Jan 29 2005 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I had the same problem. There's a step missing above. When you ask the investigator for the confession, he'll give you a scroll. Be sure and give it to the suspect before you ask investigator to summon the guards.
dialog
# Oct 21 2004 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I did this quest today on CT server. The dialog would not work with willie (second suspect) I tried everything I could think of. I just handed him the confession doc and he gave it back and said. "Here is your confession I hope you choke on it." How rude of him. lol. Also the investegater followed me ever where without a problem or using pet commands.
guard shilster
# Sep 04 2004 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Found guard shilster in the north part north of the bridge to east karana. And before you do any of the final turn ins to the investigator I highly recommend that you request from him another confession document, as this will be needed in part 2. It is stated right at the beginning of part 2 to get an extra unsigned confession from the investigator. It would have been nice to know this before i started part 2.
bug
# Jun 02 2004 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
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welli got the 2 docs then the 3rd wen all bug on me lol this quest is buged!!!
Can't find Shilster
# Apr 12 2004 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
Has anyone completed this quest within the last several days? I've been checking for him for a week now. I can't find guard Shilster, and several rangers have tracked him to INSIDE the SE Spire near the Scion.

I have completed this quest before with other characters.
RE: Can't find Shilster
# Jul 01 2004 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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That is odd, his path is set in the NE part of the zone. Literally by the zone walls. I've run this quest over 10 times between myself and my friends. He's ALWAYS up there and does not leave. If he was anywhere else I would suspect he was somehow pulled over there.
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RE: Can't find Shilster
# May 23 2004 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Found and killed his to the left facing the bridge.....basically batween thre bridge and mountains
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RE: Can't find Shilster
# Apr 20 2004 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
I was finally able to complete this quest a week ago. Guard Shilster WAS inside the SE spire by the Scion. After petitioning a GM showed up and drew him out. Killed him easily as a 24 Pally.

Afterwards the GM, Kyrillias, gave me some milk and cookies.

This is a fun quest and I'm looking forward to doing the others.
RE: Can't find Shilster
# Apr 13 2004 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Just completed today.. Apr. 13th.. 4:27pm
DANGER WILL ROBINSON
# Dec 21 2003 at 1:11 AM Rating: Decent
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*WARNING*: BEFORE you hand in the 2 signed confessions and the head to an investigator, ask him for a 4th confession. You will need it for the next stage of the quest, and he despawns immediately after receiving those items, taking *ages* to respawn.
Works Perfectly
# Dec 03 2003 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Yesterday, December 2nd, 2003, I did this quest on the Qellious Server. It worked exactly like the walkthrough says.

Vegalys followed me with no problems. He followed all commands and did not get stuck anywhere due to pathing. There also was not any problems with any guards or town residents attacking us.

So, it appears to be fixed.

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RE: Works Perfectly
# Dec 13 2003 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
It worked for me as well. However, I did not use /pet follow me. I targeted the investigator and stated pet follow me which worked.
Where is Vegalys?
# Nov 29 2003 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been trying to find Vegalys on Prexus and no luck. He's up on track but that always leads me to near Kane Bayle.

RE: Where is Vegalys?
# Dec 03 2003 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
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If you use track and cannot find him, he may be stuck in a wall or under the world. For me, he was exactly where the walkthrough said he would be.

Use /petition and hopefully a guide can come summon him out.
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Just one thing...
# Nov 08 2003 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Theres lots of good advice regarding this quest but I want to add one thing. Did this yesterday.

After killing the 3rd subject ask for another confession document before you hand in the 2 confessions and the head. You need one to continue with the interrogators quest and the investigator takes a long time to respawn. He will despawn after you do the turn in.
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how i giot it to work
# Sep 30 2003 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Well i did it today on Cazc thule server and in order to get the suspects to spawn i had to turn in the signed confession and then say summon a guard to the investigator, he would turn slightly and the next guy was up. I tried to do it by collecting them all but it just didn't work.

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Broke but do-able
# Sep 22 2003 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
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It's true the investigator won't follow you (unless you get a bunch of things to attack you and he comes to aid you), however you don't really need him to. It's a little more tedious, but here's what you do. Ask where the first (second, third) subject is. He'll tell you. Then ask for a confession document. He'll give it to you. Go to the suspect (one and two) ask "Are you a bloodsaber?" then give the confession document and it'll be handed back to you signed. On the third one, he'll attack you as soon as you give him the document. This will bring the investigator to you. Kill the third suspect and do the turn ins....took me about ten minutes to do. GL
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How to do this quest
# Sep 12 2003 at 4:37 PM Rating: Default
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I attacked one of the Rodents and ran next the first guy you gotta put in jail. The investgator, jumped the rats next to the guys, i went threw the dialog and it worked fine. you just gotta Hail him after he kills the mice to use to lead him down to you. He still thinks he is your pet and will guard you. That is how i got him to follow me :)
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Quest Broken
# Sep 09 2003 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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This quest seems to be broken currently. Neither Willie Garotte nor Donnally Stultz are spawning in South Qeynos. I've petitioned a few times - the best I've gotten so far is "perhaps they'll respawn after the server reset" (LDoN day). They didn't. I checked Vazaelle too, and no joy there.

Is there something I need to do to make them spawn? Asking the investigator "where is the second suspect" etc. doesn't seem to help, so if there's anything else needed I don't think it's covered in this guide.
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RE: Quest Broken
# Sep 09 2003 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah same problem here...
I thought maybe the guards had to be summoned and each guy had to despawn with a guard...then the next suspect would spawn...but I couldn't even get the guards to be summoned...not by running back to the investigator or anything. Then I read that you don't need the guards...sooo... /shrug.
Make sure you do a /bug report...that way when the developers take a poo they can have something to print out and wipe with...
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RE: Quest Broken
# Sep 10 2003 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't believe that you need to summon guards anymore. Since the investigator doesn't follow, it wouldn't make much sense... and the first NPC does give you the confession, which I think is all you need. I've /bugged it and /petitioned it (the guide I talked to last said he'd /bugged it too, maybe that will help) but it does seem to be a bug.
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RE: Quest Broken
# Sep 11 2003 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
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You do need to summon a guard. The first time I attempted the quest I tried to, but it didn't work, and after that I kept looking to see if Willie and Donally had spawned, which they hadn't.

The quest is slightly bugged, in that you must do exactly what the book says... except that you can't, since the investigator no longer follows you :)

Riley Shplots does not spawn until you've turned in your briefing papers, then asked "where is the first suspect". So this is the walkthrough from receiving the briefing papers:

- Find the investigator, turn in your briefing papers, see text above.

- Say "where is the first suspect?" Investigator will tell you Fireprides. Say "Give me a confession document." Head to Fireprides, follow dialog above.

- When you have "Riley's Confession", go back to investigator, target him (I think this is important, and may be what I missed the first time) and say "Summon a guard". Guard Sylus will spawn immediately and walk Riley away.

- Say "where is the second suspect?" Investigator will tell you beneath the Grounds of Fate. Say "Give me a confession document." Head under the arena; Willie will be standing at the stocks by the warrior trainer there. Follow dialog above.

- When you have "Willie's Confession", go back to the investigator, target him and say "Summon a guard". Guard Sylus will spawn again, and will walk Willie away. It will probably happen before you get back there.

- Say "where is the third suspect?" Investigator tells you he's near Raz the Rat. Say "Give me a confession document." Head to Raz; Donally is standing right beside him.

- Follow dialog above, and kill Donally when he screws up the confession document.

- This is where it gets tricky. It worked for me once, then not the second time. (Had to redo because of ******** up the second badge quest.) During the fight, the investigator will arrive. He is now your pet; druid track showed him as ":an investigator". He will help you kill Donally. Loot the head.

- If the investigator sticks around after the fight, you're home free. Don't do the turnin yet; first say "Give me a confession document", because you'll need it for the second badge. Then turn in the two confessions and the head and receive your badge.

- The second time I did the quest, the investigator vanished after the fight. Druid tracked him underwater, under the sea floor. Don't know how or when he wandered off. It might be worth using "/pet guard here" during the Donally fight. I don't know if it would work.

- If this happens, the only thing to do is zone or camp and wait for the investigator to respawn, which takes a couple of hours. I tried all kinds of tricks with /pet follow me and running around, and got nowhere. Do not do what I did: I had the druid invis me to break charm. Immediately he respawned back at the tree and started hitting me (he'd been charmed...) and although I could probably have run to zone, the wizard trainer on the other side of the wall joined in immediately and made short work of me. All in all it was a very bad idea.

- But you don't need the investigator to be a pet to get your badge; as soon as he respawns you can do the turnin.
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RE: Quest Broken
# Sep 14 2003 at 9:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello,

Couldn't get more than one confession document, because they RED letters came up: "Duplicate Lore item not allowed". How do you complete it without having the TWO confession statements.

Thanks
Beware
# Aug 23 2003 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
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If you are KOS to corrupt guards...
When I turned in the book to the investigator he says "Grouping with Ongle", then says his thing. The next thing I know both he and I are being attacked by guards. Near as I can tell a corrupt guard attacked me after he "grouped" with me. The investigator then attacked the guard (guess 'cause he was part of my group?). That caused good guards to attack us both. It all happened very fast and he died before I could figure out what was going on. :( Might want to watch out for it.
RE: Beware
# Aug 28 2003 at 7:39 AM Rating: Default
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Mr. Ongle is correct. Good guards that liked me a moment before were on me fast right after Mr. By the book (investigator) started brawling with the corrupt guard. Glad I do not pay Taxes in this city. Qeynos law enforcement reminds me of Fed. I.N.S, F.B.I ,C.I.A, D.E.A and A.T.F having a bad day with Orange Co. Sheriffs, C.H.I.P's and L.A.P.D. over Border Control :)

OK ENOUGH CHIT CHAT EVIL RACES can do the following.
1. Levitate and get some altitude so you can climb the tree behind the Investigator ( For those classes that can bind and gate ) then float over to the city wall behind the Investigator.

2. Bind on top of the wall behind the Investigator!
3. Go thru motions just like others have told you to do the quest. However; this is how you will get around without using invso or agro guards that are KOS to you.
You will fly high and walk on top of the walls to the various spots that the bad guys hangout.
You will need to THINK a bit and LOOK for guards and use the CONSIDER button before floating down from the wall to chit chat with the bad guys! HEY READ THAT AGAIN BECAUSE YOU WILL ***** IT UP.
You might want to walk your route to all 3 spots while floating on the wall BEFORE you start the quest. WHY? Because you are not as smart as you think and guys like me have alts ready to steal the quest from some slow TARD who cannot find his way to the DOCKS while floating on the wall. Hell most of you cannot find your way to the dock while on the ground:)
4. Once bad guy gives you back the proper forms in triplicate. YOU GATE BACK TO INVESTIGATOR.

EAZY MONEY.

Edited, Thu Aug 28 08:33:22 2003
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Easily done...really!
# Aug 03 2003 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
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SPOILER: The fact that the investigator no longer follows you is in your favor. When the quest was first made live, the investigator would follow you and get stuck on every object in his path. The investigator's manual (from Vegalys) tells you that the investigator will try to make the mission hard for you. This is SOE's lame-assed excuse for bad pathing.
Once you give the investigator the manual from Vegalys, ask him:
Where is the first suspect?
Give me a confession document.
(dont bother asking him to follow)
- The first suspect is in blacksmith's shop. Ask him:
Are you a Bloodsaber?
- Now give him the confession document and he will return it signed. Run back to the investigator.
- Tell the Investigator:
Summon a guard.
Where is the second suspect?
Give me a confession document.
- The second suspect is in the catacombs under the Grounds of Fate in the prison area. Ask him:
Are you a Bloodsaber?
- He will answer "no" but give him the confession document anyways. He will sign and return it. Run back to the Investigator.
- Tell the Investigator:
Summon a guard.
Where is the third suspect?
Give me a confession document.
- The third suspect is on the beach next to Raz the Rat Misk. Ask the suspect:
Are you a Bloodsaber?
- He will give you some back talk. Give the suspect the confession document. He will tear it up and attack you. Kill him and loot his head. Run back to the Investigator.
- Tell the Investigator:
Give me a confession document.
- You will need the unsigned confession document to complete the next part of the quest series. Now give the Investigator the 2 signed documents and the head to recieve your Investigator's badge.

Doing this quest with an evil race:
My iksar monk spent a lot of time building faction to do this quest. I spent days in Blackburrow to raise Qeynos guard and merchant faction (and using invis potions and Sneak to turn in gnoll fangs to Capt Tillin.) I raised bard faction by doing the Fabian quest in East Freeport. Raise paladin faction by turning in bandit sashes to Chesgard, again using invis and sneak.) I did not bother raising wizard and bloodsaber faction although I was forced to kill 3 corrupt guards who aggro'd on me. Luitenent Arathur is not corrupt but WILL attack if he sees you fighting any guard. Once the mission begins, the investigator becomes your pet. So NPCs who are KOS to you will also aggro on the investigator. To help faction a bit, I used an Essence of Dwarf potion (casts Illusion:Dwarf) during this mission as well. Feign Death came in handy as well when Nostahla Westfend aggro'd on me. She is the wizard on the pier outside of the Mermaid's Lure store. She nukes and punches for 350!! Ouch!

NOTE: When you talk to NPCs, they will turn and face you. If you are dubious or apprehensive you may be forced to use Sneak to talk to the NPC. When the NPC turns towards you, you must walk (using Sneak) around behind the NPC again to continue the dialog. Continue sneaking behind the NPC until you are done.


Good luck :)

Edited, Sun Aug 3 11:02:19 2003
RE: Easily done...really!
# Sep 04 2003 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
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I did it the same way you did, but I didn't even have to tell the investigator to summon a guard. When I got to the third suspect though, I ran down to the dock by Raz, and he wasn't there. I had to wait around a while for the third suspect to spawn and during that time the investigator came running over even though I didn't tell him too. He was running along the wall and I had to hail him to make him stand still. When I turned around, there was the third suspect. I did what I was supposed to and when he resisted I killed him and looted his head. Gave all three things to investigator and now I'm working on Interrogator badge quest. :D
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a question about trivial loot
# Jul 14 2003 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
Just wondering about how to get the guards helm thing off of the guard in NK. Im a 52nd druid and play on Firiona Vei, ya the one with the trivial loot code and I've been wanting to do this quest for some time now. Just wondering if any of you might have suggestions on how to get the helm without hiring a younger person to do it for me . . . Thanks all and good hunting
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RE: a question about trivial loot
# Sep 04 2003 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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If you are on Firiona Vie server and are level 52 you won't be able to get the helm off the guard as that is his "special" drop and you can't get those drops with trivial loot code in effect. Best you can do there is find someone else who does get xp from it to kill the guard for you, then loot it after the two minute timer runs down.
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Bugged
# Jul 05 2003 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I have just done this quest 3 times with 2 successes. Basically the quests works -- except the Investigator will NOT follow you. It will work up until the 3rd suspect -- but he will not spawn.

In that all 3 suspects are in close proximity -- I got it to work by running back and forth with each line.

You ask the Investigator where the suspect is and then say follow me (he wont). Go to suspect and ask if the are a bloodsaber. Back to inspector and ask for the document. Back to suspect and give them the document. Back to Investigator and tell him to summon the guards. Repeat for the other 2 suspects.

I have had to run the quest again because the 2nd leg is also bugged.

Edited, Mar 11th 2019 12:26pm by GOMN
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How to make it work broken
# Jun 30 2003 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Heres how to work the quest while it's "broken":

Follow the original instructions up to the point where you say to the investigator "where is the first suspect?". At that point, disregard the pet commands, they don't work. From this point:

Say: "where is the first suspect?"

an investigator says "the first suspect..."

Say: "give me a confession document"

*go to fireprides and target Riley Shiplots*

Say: "are you a member of the bloodsabers?"

*give ripley the confession document*

*return to investigator*

*turn in first signed confession document*

Say: "where is the second suspect?"

an investigator says: "The second suspect..."

Say: "give me a confession document"

*go under the arena near the cells and target "Willie Garrote"*

Say: "are you a member of the bloodsabers?"

*give Willie the confession document*

*return to the investigator*

*turn in second signed confession document*

Say: "where is the third suspect?"

an investigator says: "the last suspect..."

Say: "give me a confession document"

*Go to the docs at loc NEG 356, POS 35*

*Stand there and wait a bit, it will take a while, but Donally will pop, and the investigator will shortly after*

*Once Donally pops, target him*

Say: "are you a bloodsaber?"

*give Donally the confession document, he will at this point aggro, kill him and loot his head*

*turn in Donally's head to the investigator who should be near the docs with you*

*at this point, the quest is over and you should have your badge*

I Just did this 5 minutes ago on 6/30/03, and I now have my badge. Hope this helps.

Edit: I'd just like to add: I completely ignored all the /pet command garbage that's obviously broken, and skipped all that "summon a guard" crap too. Maybe someday they'll fix already non-working stuff instead of churning out the next money-making expansion, but until then, the bug-laden quest works if you do it this way.




Edited, Wed Jul 2 22:13:02 2003
RE: How to make it work broken
# Jul 05 2003 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
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93 posts
I'm a 57 Ranger on the new Maelin server and my tracking skills are great. Yet I went to the shop called Fireprides and even found the 2 merchants inside BUT my tracking said straight ahead and i did but i just came to a wall. I couldn't see him and I ran everywhere to see if he was behind a wall or something but I couldn't find him and after a while of looking for him, he "despawned" so to speak and so did the investigator. I zoned out and came back incase I was bugged but still no Investiagtor or Riley Shplots, I have the confession document already and I don't know if that interfered with the order? But I got the confessin document before I found Riley Shplots, now should I have said where is the second prisoner since I had the document.. I dunno but I do now that they arn't there anymore. Can I get an exact location or something?

Thanks
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Valsuvious
Soothsayer
Crimson Tempest
Maelin Starpyle
Bugged yes - Heres the fix...
# Jun 06 2003 at 4:55 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Here's how I got past the problem of 'the investigator' not following:

1. Target 'the investigator'
2. /say who is the first suspect
3. /say give me a confession document
4. go to 'Riley Shplots'
5. /say are you a member of bloodsabers
6. give him confession document
7. go back to 'the investigator'
8. Target 'the investigator'
9. /say summon a guard
10. /say who is the second suspect
11. /say give me a confession document
12. go to 'Willie Garrote'
13. /say are you a member of bloodsabers
14. give him confession document
15. go back to 'the investigator'
16. Target 'the investigator'
17. /say summon a guard
18. /say who is the third suspect
19. /say give me a confession document
20. go to 'Donally Stultz'
21. /say are you a member of bloodsabers
22. give him confession document
23. kill him loot head
24. go back to 'the investigator'
25. /say give me a confession document
26. hand in both documents and the head
Investigator
# May 31 2003 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I did this quest last week, and instead of messing around with the investigator and his /pet commands, I just chose to ignore that part. I skipped all of the "Summon a guard" steps and left the investigator where he was. Quest worked fine for me that way.
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Mihnhui
53 Half Elf Paladin
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