Erud's Tonic  

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Time:30 minutes
Level:1
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
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    Entered: Sat Jun 24 08:20:19 2000
    Modified: Mon Jul 27 17:55:13 2015
    Geoard BlueHawk is located at -1170, -315 in BlueHawk's in Erudin.

    You say, 'Hail, Geoard BlueHawk'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'Greetings, adventurer! After all those months of sweaty, hot and dirty battling of beasts untold, it is time to treat yourself to a tall, cool grog!'

    You say, 'What about a Erud's Tonic?'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'Long ago, the great Erud found that excessive indulgence in spirits led to diminished mental awareness. His love of Kaladim brandy led him to concoct Erud's Tonic. The tonic blocked the effects of all spirits. Unfortunately, it is made from our precious Vasty Deep water and therefore is not permitted to be exported or given to non-Erudites or adventuring Erudites.'

    You say, 'Can I have some Erud's Tonic?'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'The sale or provision of Erud's Tonic to travelers is prohibited!'
    Phloatin Highbrow says 'Ha! The closest you will get to tonic is in the library. That's assuming you know how to spell tonic. Bwaha ha! When you see the bookworm give her a KISS for me! HAHA!!'
    Helia BlueHawk says 'Pipe down, Phloatin! Treat the new clientele with respect.'

    You say, 'What about Vasty Deep Water?'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'The Vasty Deep is a lake located on Odus. It contains the purest water in Norrath. Some say it is magical in nature. The High Council does not allow it to be taken by outsiders and those who try are usually converted to chum for the sharks.'

    The "KISS" Phloatin mentioned is an Innoruuk's Kiss of Death. Purchase one from Geoard, then find Sinnkin Highbrow at -1045, -255 in the Erudin City Library.

    You say, 'Hail, Sinnkin Highbrow'

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'Why, hello there fellow scholar! Don't you just love books? I am quite a bookworm myself. I could read forever! I am currently working my way through the 'T's.'

    You say, 'What about Erud's Tonic?'

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'Erud's Tonic! That is none of your concern!'

    Give her Innoruuk's Kiss of Death.

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'It's about time you figured it out, genius! Maybe you should spend more time in the library. Here, take this tonic and get out of here before they see me giving it to you and turn us both inside out.'

    Your faction standing with EruditeCitizen has been adjusted by 5.
    You gain experience!!
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    # Jul 27 2015 at 11:39 AM Rating: Good
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    [Mon Jul 27 13:38:27 2015] You say, 'Hail, Sinnkin Highbrow'
    [Mon Jul 27 13:38:27 2015] Sinnkin Highbrow says 'Why, hello there, fellow scholar! Don't you just love books? I am quite a bookworm myself. I could read forever! I am currently working my way through the 'T's.'
    [Mon Jul 27 13:38:34 2015] Targeted (NPC): Sinnkin Highbrow
    [Mon Jul 27 13:38:34 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider her.
    [Mon Jul 27 13:38:36 2015] Sinnkin Highbrow says 'It's about time you figured it out, genius! Maybe you should spend more time in the library. Here, take this tonic and get out of here before they see me giving it to you and turn us both inside out.'
    [Mon Jul 27 13:38:36 2015] Your faction standing with EruditeCitizen has been adjusted by 5.
    [Mon Jul 27 13:38:36 2015] You gain experience!!
    Quest works
    # May 21 2013 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
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    I pull Sinkin near the vendor ( Geoard BlueHawk) and took me over 12 hours...and 2k pp for be FULL ally.

    Millions of trillions of gives.... but yes.

    Can be maxed, by a IKSAR (so other classes, maybe more fast)

    Good Luck.
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    # Jun 27 2011 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
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    No words need to be exchanged, just buy the drink and hand it over :)
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    # Oct 13 2007 at 3:43 AM Rating: Decent
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    Geoard BlueHawk is located at -1170, -315 in BlueHawk's in Erudin.

    You say, 'Hail, Geoard BlueHawk'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'Greetings, adventurer! After all those months of sweaty, hot and dirty battling of beasts untold, it is time to treat yourself to a tall, cool grog!'

    You say, 'What about a Erud's Tonic'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'Long ago, the great Erud found that excessive indulgence in spirits led to diminished mental awareness. His love of Kaladim brandy led him to concoct Erud's Tonic. The tonic blocked the effects of all spirits. Unfortunately, it is made from our precious Vasty Deep water and therefore is not permitted to be exported or given to non-Erudites or adventuring Erudites.'

    You say, 'Can I have some Erud's Tonic'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'The sale or provision of Erud's Tonic to travelers is prohibited!'
    Phloatin Highbrow says 'Ha! The closest you will get to tonic is in the library. That's assuming you know how to spell tonic. Bwaha ha! When you see the bookworm give her a KISS for me! HAHA!!'
    Helia BlueHawk says 'Pipe down, Phloatin! Treat the new clientele with respect.'

    You say, 'What about Vasty Deep Water?'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'The Vasty Deep is a lake located on Odus. It contains the purest water in Norrath. Some say it is magical in nature. The High Council does not allow it to be taken by outsiders and those who try are usually converted to chum for the sharks.'

    Sinnkin Highbrow is located at -1045, -255 in the Erudin City Library.

    You say, 'Hail, Sinnkin Highbrow'

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'Why, hello there fellow scholar! Don't you just love books? I am quite a bookworm myself. I could read forever! I am currently working my way through the 'T's.'

    You say, 'What about Erud's Tonic?'

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'Erud's Tonic! That is none of your concern!'

    Hand in the Innoruuk's Kiss of Death.

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'It's about time you figured it out, genius! Maybe you should spend more time in the library. Here, take this tonic and get out of here before they see me giving it to you and turn us both inside out.'

    Your faction standing with EruditeCitizen got better.
    You gain experience!!
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    # Oct 14 2007 at 7:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Sythik wrote:
    Geoard BlueHawk is located at -1170, -315 in BlueHawk's in Erudin.

    You say, 'Hail, Geoard BlueHawk'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'Greetings, adventurer! After all those months of sweaty, hot and dirty battling of beasts untold, it is time to treat yourself to a tall, cool grog!'

    You say, 'What about a Erud's Tonic'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'Long ago, the great Erud found that excessive indulgence in spirits led to diminished mental awareness. His love of Kaladim brandy led him to concoct Erud's Tonic. The tonic blocked the effects of all spirits. Unfortunately, it is made from our precious Vasty Deep water and therefore is not permitted to be exported or given to non-Erudites or adventuring Erudites.'

    You say, 'Can I have some Erud's Tonic'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'The sale or provision of Erud's Tonic to travelers is prohibited!'
    Phloatin Highbrow says 'Ha! The closest you will get to tonic is in the library. That's assuming you know how to spell tonic. Bwaha ha! When you see the bookworm give her a KISS for me! HAHA!!'
    Helia BlueHawk says 'Pipe down, Phloatin! Treat the new clientele with respect.'

    You say, 'What about Vasty Deep Water?'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'The Vasty Deep is a lake located on Odus. It contains the purest water in Norrath. Some say it is magical in nature. The High Council does not allow it to be taken by outsiders and those who try are usually converted to chum for the sharks.'

    Sinnkin Highbrow is located at -1045, -255 in the Erudin City Library.

    You say, 'Hail, Sinnkin Highbrow'

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'Why, hello there fellow scholar! Don't you just love books? I am quite a bookworm myself. I could read forever! I am currently working my way through the 'T's.'

    You say, 'What about Erud's Tonic?'

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'Erud's Tonic! That is none of your concern!'

    Hand in the Innoruuk's Kiss of Death.

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'It's about time you figured it out, genius! Maybe you should spend more time in the library. Here, take this tonic and get out of here before they see me giving it to you and turn us both inside out.'

    Your faction standing with EruditeCitizen got better.
    You gain experience!!


    Just to confirm, is the faction currently spelled "EruditeCitizen" (no space) in-game?
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    # Oct 14 2007 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
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    "EruditeCitizen" with no space is correct. Thanks for taking time to confirm and wanting to provide precise information.
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    # Oct 15 2007 at 7:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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    Sythik wrote:
    "EruditeCitizen" with no space is correct. Thanks for taking time to confirm and wanting to provide precise information.


    Updated, thanks.
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    # Jan 11 2004 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
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    This quest improves faction with EuridiateCitizens.
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    # Jul 24 2003 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
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    The place to buy Innoruuk's Kiss of Death is not Hawk's Inn...it is BlueHawk's which is directly across from the Vasty Deep Inn. BlueHawk's is to the right as you zone in from Tox. and the library will be just in front of you.
    talking can be hazardous
    # Dec 04 2002 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
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    BTW, don't ask her "what kiss of death". she'll attack, and friends nearby will jump in to help...found out the hard way.
    RE: talking can be hazardous
    # Dec 05 2002 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
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    Next time, make sure you type in the chatbar :)
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    h - Hail
    a - Attack
    I made that mistake 5 seconds after starting my first character... found myself in Tox Forest, wondering where to go, and what to do.....
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    RE: talking can be hazardous
    # Feb 20 2003 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
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    I'd like to confirm that asking about the Kiss of Death is not a good idea.

    I asked her (and I was typing in the chatbar) and she started attacking me. She conned green to me, so I thought a moment of killing her, which I realised certainly wasn't a good idea.

    So I just gated out ... back to Qeynos.

    RE: talking can be hazardous
    # Apr 19 2004 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
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    If you actualy talk to old man Bluehawk himself (the merchant) you'll get an interesting clue as to why you get "slapped" for asking about the 'Kiss of Death'

    The Kiss is also used in another quest... ask him if you can have the "Erud's Tonic" :)

    Edited, Mon Apr 19 02:14:56 2004
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    #Anonymous, Posted: May 01 2001 at 10:49 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hhhhhghjd
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    # Feb 15 2001 at 6:39 PM Rating: Default
    If you are trying to get Craft Keeper faction and don't want to deal with Elial, you can turn in the Erud's Tonic to Nolusia Finharn who stands on the porch of the Vasty Deep.

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    Innoruk's Kiss of Death Available in Freeport
    # Oct 10 2000 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
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    If you don't want to spend any more time in Erudin than you have to, you can buy an Innoruk's Kiss of Death at the Seafarer's Roost, in East Freeport, before you go.

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    Full spoiler for Nolusia's Brother quest
    # Sep 26 2000 at 9:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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    The tonic is used in the quest involving Nolusia's brother, Moodoro.

    Started by: Rarnan Lapice outside the temple of Quellious

    You say, 'hail Rarnan Lapice'

    Rarnan Lapice says 'It is good to meet you Serule. To enter the Temple of Divine Light is to invite Quellious into your body and soul. Tranquillity is our way and as such we will do all we can to uphold it. You are a [cleric of Quellious] are you not? Or am I mistaken.

    You say, 'I am a cleric of Quellious'

    Rarnan Lapice says 'I have a small task for you then. Go to the city library and ask the librarian for the book 'The Testament of Vanear'. I shall require it for further studies. Do not return empty handed or you shall know my rage.

    This starts two different quests, "The Testament of Vanear" and "Nolusia's Brother".

    Go to the Library, and speak to Illithi Nollith.

    You say, 'hail Illithi Nollith'

    Illithi Nollith says 'Shhhh. Greetings Serule. Welcome to the Library of Erudin. Please respect the other patrons and speak softly.

    You say, 'I want the testament of vanear'

    Illithi Nollith says 'Oh my!! You have not heard?! The Testament of Vanear was stolen from the Library! It was checked out by a man named Moodoro. He is an Erudite, but I believe he was executed for some crime. Now the book is lost forever. You should speak with Tol Nicelot. He used to know Moodoro. Tol is most likely upstairs.

    Go upstairs and speak to Tol Nicelot.

    You say, 'hail Tol Nicelot'

    Tol Nicelot says 'I have no time to waste with strangers!

    You say, 'where is Moodoro?'

    Tol Nicelot says 'Yes, I knew Moodoro Finharn. He used to be a good friend until he started visiting Qeynos and indulging in human vices. He was executed for crimes against the state. Not even his sister [Nolusia] could get the charge dropped. There have been some who say he escaped execution and lives in Qeynos. That is insane babbling.

    You say, 'where is Nolusia?'

    Tol Nicelot says 'Nolusia is a member of the Gatecallers. She lives as a guildmaster in Erudin Palace.

    Travel to Erudin Palace and speak with Nolusia. She will tell you to meet her at night Outside the Vasty Deep Inn. Do so.

    You say, 'hail Nolusia Finharn'

    Nolusia Finharn says 'Good evening. Are not the stars beautiful? Somewhere out there, I imagine there is another world and another person staring right back at me. If you have business with me, please save it for the morning in the palace.

    You say, 'where is Moodoro?'

    Nolusia Finharn says 'Moodoro Finharn is my brother. He was a good boy up until he met that accursed halfling named [Flynn] Merrington.

    You say, 'who is flynn?'

    Nolusia Finharn says 'Flynn Merrington talked my brother into stealing waters from the [Vasty Deep] and selling them to any buyers they could find. The waters from the Vasty Deep are sacred. That is why they started their [business].

    You say, 'what about Vasty Deep?'

    Nolusia Finharn says 'The Vasty Deep waters are said to be magical. Of course this is rumor, but it does not stop magic users from all over Norrath from trying to obtain some of the waters.

    You say, 'what business?'

    Nolusia Finharn says 'Flynn had talked Moodoro into delivering the waters to him in Qeynos. Eventually Moodoro was caught. He was sentenced to death, but a few spells from yours truly helped him escape death by replacing him with a doppleganger.

    You say, 'what doppleganger?'

    Nolusia Finharn says 'The doppleganger's innards were pulled out its esophagus and Moodoro went to Qeynos to start a new life. Unfortunately, he found Flynn there also. Now they have started up again somehow! My guildmaster is aware of this and fears what the High Council will do to our guild when they find this out. Will you [help] me?

    You say, 'yes I will help'

    Note that this is the ONLY phrase I have found that works.

    Nolusia Finharn says 'Find out how they get the water. Get me the water and I shall put a poison on the seal of the container. Then you carefully carry the container back to Flynn, not to my brother, and we shall put an end to this.

    It turns out that although Nolusia asks for Vasty Deep Water, she in fact wants Erud's Tonic. There may be a step missing here that explains the discrepancy. Regardless, go to the Blue Hawk Inn and ask about Erud's Tonic.

    You say, 'what about Erud's Tonic'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'Long ago, the great Erud found that excessive indulgence in spirits led to a lack of mental awareness. His love of Kaladim brandy lead him to concoct Erud's Tonic. The tonic blocked the effects of all spirits. Unfortunately, it is made from our precious Vasty Deep water and therefore is not permitted to be exported or given to non-Erudites or adventuring Erudites.

    You say, 'can I have some Erud's Tonic?'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'The sale or provision of Erud's Tonic to travelers is prohibited!

    Phloatin Highbrow says 'Ha! The closest you will get to tonic is in the library. That's assuming you know how to spell tonic. Bwaha ha! When you see the bookworm give her a KISS for me! HAHA!!

    Helia BlueHawk says 'Pipe down, Phloatin! Treat the new clientele with respect.

    You say, 'what about vasty deep water'

    Geoard BlueHawk says 'The Vasty Deep is a lake located on Odus. It is the purest water in Norrath. Some say it is magical in nature. The High Council does not allow it to be taken by outsiders and those who try are usually converted to chum for the sharks.

    Follow Phloatin's hint, and purchase a bottle of Innoruk's Kiss from Geoard (it is about 6 silver). Go to the library, and find the bookworm, Sinnkin Highbrow.

    You say, 'hail Sinnkin Highbrow'

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'Why, hello there fellow scholar! Don't you just love books? I am quite a bookworm myself. I could read forever! I am currently working my way through the 'T's.

    You say, 'what about Erud's Tonic'

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'Erud's Tonic! That is none of your concern!

    Give the bottle of Innoruk's Kiss to Sinnkin.

    Sinnkin Highbrow says 'It's about time you figured it out, genius! Maybe you should spend more time in the library. Here, take this tonic and get out of here before they see me giving it to you and turn us both inside out.

    Your faction standing with EruditeCitizen got better

    You gain experience!!

    Sinnkin should hand you a bottle of Erud's Tonic. Take the bottle to Nolusia, by the Vasty Deep Inn.

    Nolusia Finharn says 'Good work! Now, hold the bottle by the label! When you hand Flynn the bottle, the label will slide off. Bring me the label as proof of the deed.

    Your faction standing with Craftkeepers got better
    Your faction standing with HighCouncilofErudin got better
    Your faction standing with Heretics got worse
    Your faction standing with HighGuardofErudin got better

    You gain experience!!

    Nolusia will hand you the bottle back. It is now poisoned. I have found that you can now go get a second bottle of Erud's Tonic from Sinnkin. Don't mix them up! One is poisoned, the other is not!

    Travel to Qeynos. You will find both Moodoro and Flynn near or in Crow's Tavern.

    You say, 'hail Moodoro Finharn'

    Moodoro Finharn says 'Greetings, fellow traveler! I gotta tell ya. I love this town. Especially Crow's. Although the crowd seems a bit shadier than other places of the sort.

    You say, 'what about Erud's tonic'

    Moodoro Finharn says 'I need some of Erud's tonic water. There is a merchant in Erudin who sells it.

    Hand the bottle that is NOT poisoned to Moodoro.

    Moodoro Finharn says 'Oh thank the maker you have returned. Here is a little something in return.

    Your faction standing with CrimsonHands got better
    Your faction standing with HighCouncilofErudin got better
    Your faction standing with Heretics got worse
    Your faction standing with HighGuardofErudin got better

    You gain experience!!

    He says "Here is a little something in return", but I did not receive anything.

    You say, 'hail Flynn Merrington'

    Flynn Merrington says 'I wonder how much I could get for the tongue of a blithering fool..leave before I decide to find out for myself.'

    Hand the poisoned bottle to Flynn.

    Flynn Merrington says 'Well, now... That's cutting out the middle man. Thanks, chum! Now, beat it!

    Your faction standing with CircleOfUnseenHands got better
    Your faction standing with MerchantsofQeynos got better
    Your faction standing with CorruptQeynosGuards got worse
    Your faction standing with GuardsofQeynos got better
    Your faction standing with KaneBayle got worse

    You gain experience!!

    You will receive a label back from him. Travel back to Erudin, and give the label to Nolusia.

    Nolusia Finharn says 'Fantastic. Now I can rest assured that my brother stands a better chance of finding the right path without that manipulating little man around. Master Lanken can rest assured that the waters are safe from abuse.

    Your faction standing with Craftkeepers got better
    Your faction standing with HighCouncilofErudin got better
    Your faction standing with Heretics got worse
    Your faction standing with HighGuardofErudin got better

    You gain experience!!

    Reward:

    You receive 2 silver from Nolusia Finharn.
    You receive 3 gold from Nolusia Finharn.

    The reward isn't too bad, considering you didn't need to fight anyone!
    RE: Full spoiler for Nolusia's Brother quest
    # Aug 28 2003 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
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    Interestingly, if you hand a non-poisoned bottle of Erud's Tonic to Flynn, this is what happens:

    Flynn Merrington says 'Well, now... That's cutting out the middle man. Thanks, chum! Now, beat it!

    Your faction standing with CircleOfUnseenHands got worse
    Your faction standing with MerchantsofQeynos got worse
    Your faction standing with CorruptQeynosGuards got better
    Your faction standing with GuardsofQeynos got worse
    Your faction standing with KaneBayle got better

    You gain experience!!

    (These are the opposite of the faction hits you would get for poisoning Flynn - probably the hits for poisoning Flynn are better, but this might be an option for some of you shady types out there).
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    # Sep 20 2000 at 10:46 AM Rating: Default
    What do you have to do to raise faction with this chickie? I did the quest twice as a lvl 5 h/e ench and got nothing but xp for it. No tonic!

    She conned apprehensive to me. I guess she'd never seen a high elf before :)

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    # Jul 27 2000 at 10:59 AM Rating: Good
    The faction for doing this is +EruditeCitizen
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