Grave Robbers  

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Level:50
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
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Era:Shadows of Luclin
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Aug 21 20:44:00 2002
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
This quest begins with Yurddle the Caretaker in Katta Castellum (location approximately -600, -1710, 10).

There are three reward items. You can do one part or all of this quest, depending on which items you want:

Scimitar of Ethereal Energy
Staff of Ethereal Energy
Warhammer of Ethereal Energy



You say, 'Hail, Yurddle the Caretaker'

Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Greetings stranger. It's nice to have visitors of the living sort. Seems like my work here is never done. When I'm not having to dig fresh graves and keep the mausoleum clean I'm having to refill old graves that have been dug up by the [restless dead] or them disrespectful [grave robbers]!'

You say, 'What grave robbers?'

Yurddle the Caretaker says 'It is unfortunate that there are so many disrespectful people that would rob the graves of the dead. The citizens of Katta Castellum do not commit such crimes against their ancestors but thieves from Shadow Haven, greedy Vampyres, and even members of the traitorous Inquisition seeking old combine relics have been caught digging up the dead. I have [lists of belongings] that have been stolen, it would please the spirits of Katta Castellum greatly if these items are returned.'

You say, 'Tell me about this list of belongings'

Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Here are some lists of items that have been stolen from the crypts of the mausoleum in the past. You may bring each crypts set of four missing items to me separately. It is not necessary to find all three sets of items before returning but any set you do return must be complete to please the spirits. Perhaps you should ask around the shops in the other cities of Luclin if the merchants there have seen the missing items.'

You receive a List of Stolen Items.



Staff of Ethereal Energy

In Marus Seru, kill recuso smugglers until you loot an Aeridia Family Signet Ring.

Find Bertol Flagerty in the Twilight Sea (location -625, -1015, -11). Kill him and loot a Tarnished Copper Runed Wand.

Find Rolktim Cogtop in Fungus Grove (location -1250, -635, -277 -- behind Ebben's tavern). Kill him and loot the Faded Silver Embroidered Robe.

Find Mark Blotter in Shadow Haven (findable with the Find feature, CTRL+F -- location 1185, -295, -45).

You say, 'Hail, Mark Blotter'

Mark Blotter says 'Hail friend! Feel free to browse my selection of scrolls and scroll accessories but be careful when handling them, some of them are quite old and the parchment has seen better days.'

You say, 'What sealed golden seal tube?'

Mark Blotter says 'Ah hah! You are in luck. I just received a sealed golden scroll tube the other day that I think you will find quite acceptable. It seems to be quite old and the craftsmanship is superb! I will part with it for no less than one-thousand gold pieces.'

Hand him 1000 gold pieces:

Mark Blotter says 'Here it is, I am sure you will be very satisfied with this purchase!'

You receive a Sealed Golden Scroll Tube.

Head back to Yurddle the Caretaker in Katta Castellum:

Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Aeridia Family Signet Ring, the Sealed Golden Scroll Tube, the Faded Silver Embroidered Robe, and the Tarnished Copper Runed Wand that were stolen from Holin Aeridias crypt.'

Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Give this box to the ghost of Holin Aeridia.'
Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens got better.
Your faction standing with Validus Custodus got better.
Your faction standing with Magus Conlegium got better.
Your faction standing with Citizens of Seru got worse.
Your faction standing with Seru got worse.
Your faction standing with Shoulders of Seru got worse.
You gain experience!!

You receive Holin Aeridia's Belongings.

Not long after you receive the box of belongings, the ghost spawns near one of the coffins.

Holin Aeridia is at location -630, -1700, 10.

Holin Aeridia reaches forward as his hands materialize to grasp the box of belongings then places them carefully in his crypt. He then reaches towards _____ again as an etherial staff materializes in his hands and is offered to _____.

Your faction standing with Spirits of Katta Castellum got better.
Your faction standing with Nathyn Illuminious got worse.
Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens got better.
You gain experience!!

You receive a Staff of Ethereal Energy.



Scimitar of Ethereal Energy (used to be Longsword of Ethereal Energy)

Find Flerdo Brigged in the Twilight Sea (location -635, -1020, -16). Kill him and loot the Talikar Family Signet Ring.

Find Maricella Slithra in the Paludal Caverns (location -1425, +1375 -- just outside the camp with Yelloweyes, close to Shadow Haven). She has a place holder. Spawn time is approximately 13 minutes and she doesn't drop the item every time. Loot an Ancient Ornate Combine Dagger from her corpse.

Find Ebben Quickblade in Fungus Grove (location -1165, -575, -275).

You say, 'Hail, Ebben Quickblade'

Ebben Quickblade says 'What ya want? You wouldn't be one of them Talikars come lookin for who robbed your gran daddys grave would ya? Hahaha. Get lost!'

Kill him and loot the Antique Platinum Medal.

Find Pietro Guiccini in Shadow Haven (not available with the Find feature -- location 1464, 65, -45 -- Inn near the bank, upstairs in the northeast corner of the zone).

You say, 'Hail, Pietro Guiccini'

Pietro Guiccini says 'Greetings! Have you ever seen my portraits? I am an artisan and collector of portraitures. If you are looking for a portrait, have one to sell, or wish to commission a piece of art I will be happy to take a look.'

You say, 'what about a portrait?'

Pietro Guiccini says 'I recently purchased a splendid antique portrait of a gorgeous lady that you may be interested in. It is a tad bit faded but a hauntingly beautiful and captivating piece none the less. I would be willing to part with it for 1000 gold pieces.'

Hand him 1000 gold pieces:

Pietro Guiccini says 'Here you are, you have made a marvelous purchase. I see that you have excellent taste.'

You receive a Faded Portrait of a Lady.

Head back to Yurddle the Caretaker in Katta Castellum:

Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Ancient Ornate Combine Dagger, Talikar Family Signet Ring, Faded Portrait of a Lady, and the Antique Platinum Medal that were stolen from Raien Talikars crypt.'

Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Give this crate to the ghost of Raien Talikar'

Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens has been adjusted by 2
Your faction standing with Validus Custodus has been adjusted by 1
Your faction standing with Magus Conlegium has been adjusted by 1
Your faction standing with Citizens of Seru has been adjusted by -1
Your faction standing with Seru has been adjusted by -1
Your faction standing with Shoulders of Seru has been adjusted by -1

You receive Raien Talikars Belongings. Take them to Raien Talikar.

Your Location is -570.22, -1728.16, 10.13

You say, 'Hail, Raien Talikar'

Raien Talikar reaches forward as his hands materialize to grasp the box of belongings then places them carefully in his crypt. He then reaches towards Yther again as an etherial scimitar materializes in his hands and is offered to Yther.

Your faction standing with Spirits of Katta Castellum has been adjusted by 10
Your faction standing with Nathyn Illuminious has been adjusted by -1
Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens has been adjusted by 1

You gain experience!!

You receive a Scimitar of Ethereal Energy.



Warhammer of Ethereal Energy

Find Malda Braltek in the Twilight Sea (location -635, -1000, -14). Kill her and loot a Silver Embroidered Tabard.

In Marus Seru, kill recuso smugglers until you loot an Ancient Ceremonial Warhammer.

Find Missy McElle in Fungus Grove (location -1130, -800, -285 -- corner of Fungus Grove's outpost section).

Missy McElle says 'That's the last mistake you'll make!'

Kill her and loot a Gold Embroidered Kilt.

Find Alchemist Hikal in Shar Vahl (location -270, -380, -185).

You say, 'Hail, Alchemist Hikal'

Alchemist Hikal says 'Greetings friend. If you're in the business for some herbs or shamanistic supplies, you've come to the right place. Please take a look around for yourself. If you're looking for something, feel free to ask. We may have what you need somewhere behind the counter.'

You say, 'what about an old sealed medicine pouch?'

Alchemist Hikal says 'I may have just the thing you are looking for. I recently purchased quite an old and interesting sealed medicine pouch of superb craftsmanship. I will part with it for one-thousand gold pieces.'

Hand him 1000 gold pieces.

Alchemist Hikal says 'Here it is. I am sure you will be quite happy with your purchase, it is quite an interesting old bag it is.'

You receive an Old Sealed Medicine Pouch.

Head back to Yurddle the Caretaker in Katta Castellum:

Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Gold Embroidered Kilt, Silver Embroidered Tabard, Ancient Ceremonial Varhammer, and Old Sealed Medicine Pouch that were stolen from Shoeon Malicus' crypt.'

Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Give this crate to the ghost of Shoeon Malicus.'
Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens got better.
Your faction standing with Validus Custodus got better.
Your faction standing with Magus Conlegium got better.
Your faction standing with Citizens of Seru got worse.
Your faction standing with Seru got worse.
Your faction standing with Shoulders of Seru got worse.
You gain experience!!

You receive Shoeon Malicus' Belongings.

Not long after you receive the box of belongings, the ghost spawns near one of the coffins.

Upon handing in this item to Shoeon Malicus:

Shoeon Malicus reaches forward as his hands materialize to grasp the box of belongings then places them carefully in his crypt. He then reaches towards _____ again as an etherial warhammer materializes in his hands and is offered to _____.

Your faction standing with Spirits of Katta Castellum got better.
Your faction standing with Nathyn Illuminious got worse.
Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens got better.
You gain experience!!

You receive a Staff of Ethereal Energy.
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Faction for turn-in for Scimitar
# Nov 26 2018 at 2:22 AM Rating: Good
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I turned in the four components to Yurddle for the scimitar and received the following faction adjustments:

Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens has been adjusted by 2
Your faction standing with Validus Custodus has been adjusted by 1
Your faction standing with Magus Conlegium has been adjusted by 1
Your faction standing with Citizens of Seru has been adjusted by -1
Your faction standing with Seru has been adjusted by -1
Your faction standing with Shoulders of Seru has been adjusted by -1


When I handed the crate to Raien Talikar, I received the following faction adjustments:

Your faction standing with Spirits of Katta Castellum has been adjusted by 10
Your faction standing with Nathyn Illuminious has been adjusted by -1
Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens has been adjusted by 1
Last parts for the Scimitar
# Jan 04 2010 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
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[Mon Jan 04 19:01:06 2010] Your Location is -1425.35, 1370.37, -350.17
[Mon Jan 04 19:01:07 2010] You say, 'Hail, Maricella Slithra'
[Mon Jan 04 19:01:07 2010] Maricella Slithra scowls at you, ready to attack -- You could probably win this fight.
[Mon Jan 04 19:01:07 2010] Maricella Slithra says 'Looks like you chose the wrong caverns to go for a stroll through. I hope your purse isn't as empty as your head!'
[Mon Jan 04 20:53:44 2010] --You have looted a Ancient Ornate Combine Dagger.--

[Mon Jan 04 21:03:10 2010] You have entered Katta Castellum.

[Mon Jan 04 21:06:12 2010] You return to view.
[Mon Jan 04 21:06:26 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Ancient Ornate Combine Dagger, Talikar Family Signet Ring, Faded Portrait of a Lady, and the Antique Platinum Medal that were stolen from Raien Talikars crypt.'
[Mon Jan 04 21:06:26 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Ancient Ornate Combine Dagger, Talikar Family Signet Ring, Faded Portrait of a Lady, and the Antique Platinum Medal that were stolen from Raien Talikars crypt.'
[Mon Jan 04 21:06:26 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Ancient Ornate Combine Dagger, Talikar Family Signet Ring, Faded Portrait of a Lady, and the Antique Platinum Medal that were stolen from Raien Talikars crypt.'
[Mon Jan 04 21:06:26 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Give this crate to the ghost of Raien Talikar'
[Mon Jan 04 21:06:26 2010] Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens could not possibly get any better.
[Mon Jan 04 21:06:26 2010] Your faction standing with Validus Custodus could not possibly get any better.
[Mon Jan 04 21:06:26 2010] Your faction standing with Magus Conlegium could not possibly get any better.
[Mon Jan 04 21:06:26 2010] Your faction standing with Citizens of Seru got worse.
[Mon Jan 04 21:06:26 2010] Your faction standing with Seru got worse.
[Mon Jan 04 21:06:26 2010] Your faction standing with Shoulders of Seru got worse.
[Mon Jan 04 21:06:27 2010] You gain experience!!

[Mon Jan 04 21:06:40 2010] You say, 'recieve: Raien Talikars Belongings'

[Mon Jan 04 21:07:06 2010] Your Location is -570.22, -1728.16, 10.13
[Mon Jan 04 21:07:06 2010] You say, 'Hail, Raien Talikar'
[Mon Jan 04 21:07:06 2010] Yther thinks Raien Talikar is a he, NPC, and their pet's name is Pet.
[Mon Jan 04 21:07:06 2010] Raien Talikar regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.

[Mon Jan 04 21:07:16 2010] Raien Talikar reaches forward as his hands materialize to grasp the box of belongings then places them carefully in his crypt. He then reaches towards Yther again as an etherial scimitar materializes in his hands and is offered to Yther.

[Mon Jan 04 21:07:16 2010] Your faction standing with Spirits of Katta Castellum got better.
[Mon Jan 04 21:07:16 2010] Your faction standing with Nathyn Illuminious got worse.
[Mon Jan 04 21:07:16 2010] Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens could not possibly get any better.
[Mon Jan 04 21:07:16 2010] You gain experience!!

[Mon Jan 04 21:07:30 2010] You say, 'recieve: Scimitar of Ethereal Energy'

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# Jan 03 2010 at 6:10 AM Rating: Decent
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[Sat Jan 02 19:55:08 2010] You have entered Katta Castellum.
[Sat Jan 02 20:03:12 2010] Your Location is -598.25, -1712.28, 10.13
[Sat Jan 02 20:03:13 2010] You say, 'Hail, Yurddle the Caretaker'
[Sat Jan 02 20:03:13 2010] Yther thinks Yurddle the Caretaker is a he, NPC, and their pet's name is Pet.
[Sat Jan 02 20:03:13 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker regards you as an ally -- You could probably win this fight.
[Sat Jan 02 20:03:13 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Greetings stranger. It's nice to have visitors of the living sort. Seems like my work here is never done. When I'm not having to dig fresh graves and keep the mausoleum clean I'm having to refill old graves that have been dug up by the [restless dead] or them disrespectful [grave robbers]!'

[Sat Jan 02 20:03:36 2010] You say, 'what grave robbers'
[Sat Jan 02 20:03:36 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'It is unfortunate that there are so many disrespectful people that would rob the graves of the dead. The citizens of Katta Castellum do not commit such crimes against their ancestors but thieves from Shadow Haven, greedy Vampyres, and even members of the traitorous Inquisition seeking old combine relics have been caught digging up the dead. I have [lists of belongings] that have been stolen, it would please the spirits of Katta Castellum greatly if these items are returned.'
[Sat Jan 02 20:03:41 2010] The energy of the storm fades.
[Sat Jan 02 20:03:48 2010] You say, 'what list of belongings?'
[Sat Jan 02 20:03:48 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Here are some lists of items that have been stolen from the crypts of the mausoleum in the past. You may bring each crypts set of four missing items to me separately. It is not necessary to find all three sets of items before returning but any set you do return must be complete to please the spirits. Perhaps you should ask around the shops in the other cities of Luclin if the merchants there have seen the missing items.'

[Sat Jan 02 20:04:07 2010] You say, 'recieve: List of Stolen Items'

[Sat Jan 02 20:59:41 2010] You have entered The Twilight Sea.

[Sat Jan 02 19:53:14 2010] Your Location is -634.93, -999.90, -14.46
[Sat Jan 02 19:53:14 2010] You say, 'Hail, Malda Braltek'
[Sat Jan 02 19:53:14 2010] Yther thinks Malda Braltek is a she, NPC, and their pet's name is Pet.
[Sat Jan 02 19:53:14 2010] Malda Braltek regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.

[Sat Jan 02 21:00:38 2010] You slash Malda Braltek for 858 points of damage.
[Sat Jan 02 21:00:38 2010] You have slain Malda Braltek!
[Sat Jan 02 21:01:07 2010] Yther told you, 'Malda Braltek loot: Silver Embroidered Tabard, Grade B Laburnum Extract, Grade B Gormar Venom'
[Sat Jan 02 21:01:14 2010] --You have looted a Silver Embroidered Tabard.--

[Sat Jan 02 19:53:53 2010] Your Location is -635.71, -1020.43, -16.27
[Sat Jan 02 19:53:54 2010] You say, 'Hail, Flerdo Brigged'
[Sat Jan 02 19:53:54 2010] Flerdo Brigged regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.
[Sat Jan 02 19:53:54 2010] Yther thinks Flerdo Brigged is a he, NPC, and their pet's name is Pet.

[Sat Jan 02 21:02:01 2010] You slash Flerdo Brigged for 675 points of damage.
[Sat Jan 02 21:02:01 2010] You have slain Flerdo Brigged!
[Sat Jan 02 21:02:26 2010] --You have looted a Talikar Family Signet Ring.--

[Sat Jan 02 19:53:59 2010] Your Location is -627.94, -1014.66, -11.29
[Sat Jan 02 19:54:00 2010] You say, 'Hail, Bertol Flagerty'
[Sat Jan 02 19:54:00 2010] Bertol Flagerty regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.
[Sat Jan 02 19:54:00 2010] Yther thinks Bertol Flagerty is a he, NPC, and their pet's name is Pet.

[Sat Jan 02 21:01:23 2010] You slash Bertol Flagerty for 235 points of damage.
[Sat Jan 02 21:01:23 2010] You have slain Bertol Flagerty!
[Sat Jan 02 21:01:49 2010] Yther told you, 'Bertol Flagerty loot: Grade B Oleander Extract'
[Sun Jan 03 06:16:57 2010] --You have looted a Tarnished Copper Runed Wand.--

[Sat Jan 02 21:12:42 2010] You have entered Shadow Haven.
Mark Blotter is on Find
[Sat Jan 02 21:17:31 2010] Mark Blotter says 'Welcome to my shop, Yther. You would probably find a Spell: True North handy.'
[Sat Jan 02 21:17:42 2010] Your Location is 1186.54, -295.17, -45.31
[Sat Jan 02 21:17:42 2010] You say, 'Hail, Mark Blotter'
[Sat Jan 02 21:17:43 2010] Yther thinks Mark Blotter is a he, NPC, and their pet's name is Pet.
[Sat Jan 02 21:17:43 2010] Mark Blotter judges you amiably -- You could probably win this fight.
[Sat Jan 02 21:17:43 2010] Mark Blotter says 'Hail friend! Feel free to browse my selection of scrolls and scroll accessories but be careful when handling them, some of them are quite old and the parchment has seen better days.'

[Sat Jan 02 21:18:05 2010] You say, 'What sealed golden seal tube'
[Sat Jan 02 21:18:06 2010] Mark Blotter says 'Ah hah! You are in luck. I just received a sealed golden scroll tube the other day that I think you will find quite acceptable. It seems to be quite old and the craftsmanship is superb! I will part with it for no less than one-thousand gold pieces.'
[Sat Jan 02 21:18:16 2010] Mark Blotter says 'Here it is, I am sure you will be very satisfied with this purchase!'

[Sat Jan 02 21:18:37 2010] You say, 'recived: Sealed Golden Scroll Tube'

[Sat Jan 02 21:34:55 2010] You have entered The Fungus Grove.
[Sat Jan 02 21:37:47 2010] Ebben Quickblade regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.
[Sat Jan 02 21:37:54 2010] Your Location is -1165.22, -577.34, -275.30
[Sat Jan 02 21:37:55 2010] You say, 'Hail, Ebben Quickblade'
[Sat Jan 02 21:37:55 2010] Ebben Quickblade regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.
[Sat Jan 02 21:37:55 2010] Yther thinks Ebben Quickblade is a he, NPC, and their pet's name is Pet.
[Sat Jan 02 21:37:55 2010] Ebben Quickblade says 'What ya want? You wouldn't be one of them Talikars come lookin for who robbed your gran daddys grave would ya? Hahaha. Get lost!'

[Sat Jan 02 21:38:20 2010] You slash Ebben Quickblade for 106 points of damage.
[Sat Jan 02 21:38:20 2010] You have slain Ebben Quickblade!
[Sat Jan 02 21:38:22 2010] You receive 7 gold, 10 silver and 1 copper as your split.
[Sat Jan 02 21:38:43 2010] Yther told you, 'Ebben Quickblade loot: Antique Platinum Medal, Grade A Caladium ExtractAntique Platinum Medal,'
[Sat Jan 02 21:38:51 2010] --You have looted a Antique Platinum Medal.--

[Sat Jan 02 21:39:24 2010] Your Location is -1248.90, -636.56, -277.28
[Sat Jan 02 21:39:24 2010] You say, 'Hail, Rolktim Cogtop'
[Sat Jan 02 21:39:24 2010] Rolktim Cogtop regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.
[Sat Jan 02 21:39:25 2010] Yther thinks Rolktim Cogtop is a he, NPC, and their pet's name is Pet.
[Sat Jan 02 21:39:35 2010] You kick Rolktim Cogtop for 204 points of damage.
[Sat Jan 02 21:39:35 2010] You have slain Rolktim Cogtop!
[Sat Jan 02 21:39:36 2010] You receive 6 platinum, 10 gold, 9 silver and 5 copper as your split.
[Sat Jan 02 21:39:57 2010] Yther told you, '&PCT; loot: Faded Silver Embroidered Robe, Grade A Laburnum Extract'
[Sat Jan 02 21:40:00 2010] --You have looted a Faded Silver Embroidered Robe.--

[Sat Jan 02 21:41:57 2010] Your Location is -1129.18, -798.19, -284.99
[Sat Jan 02 21:41:58 2010] You say, 'Hail, Missy McElle'
[Sat Jan 02 21:41:58 2010] Missy McElle regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.
[Sat Jan 02 21:41:58 2010] Yther thinks Missy McElle is a she, NPC, and their pet's name is Pet.
[Sat Jan 02 21:42:01 2010] Auto attack is on.
[Sat Jan 02 21:42:01 2010] Missy McElle says 'That's the last mistake you'll make!'
[Sat Jan 02 21:42:09 2010] You slash Missy McElle for 235 points of damage.
[Sat Jan 02 21:42:09 2010] You have slain Missy McElle!
[Sat Jan 02 21:42:10 2010] You receive 4 platinum, 7 gold, 10 silver and 14 copper as your split.
[Sat Jan 02 21:42:29 2010] Yther told you, 'Missy McElle loot: Gold Embroidered Kilt, Consigned Bite of the Shissar VI, Malleable Loam'
[Sat Jan 02 21:42:33 2010] --You have looted a Gold Embroidered Kilt.--

[Sat Jan 02 22:19:13 2010] You have entered Shadow Haven.
Pietro Guiccini is not on Find
[Sat Jan 02 22:24:40 2010] Your Location is 1466.69, 63.32, -45.27
[Sat Jan 02 22:24:40 2010] You say, 'Hail, Pietro Guiccini'
[Sat Jan 02 22:24:41 2010] Pietro Guiccini judges you amiably -- You could probably win this fight.
[Sat Jan 02 22:24:41 2010] Yther thinks Pietro Guiccini is a he, NPC, and their pet's name is Pet.
[Sat Jan 02 22:24:41 2010] Pietro Guiccini says 'Greetings! Have you ever seen my portraits? I am an artisan and collector of portraitures. If you are looking for a portrait, have one to sell, or wish to commission a piece of art I will be happy to take a look.'
[Sat Jan 02 22:24:54 2010] You say, 'what about a portrait?'
[Sat Jan 02 22:24:55 2010] Pietro Guiccini says 'I recently purchased a splendid antique portrait of a gorgeous lady that you may be interested in. It is a tad bit faded but a hauntingly beautiful and captivating piece none the less. I would be willing to part with it for 1000 gold pieces.'
[Sat Jan 02 22:25:03 2010] Pietro Guiccini says 'Here you are, you have made a marvelous purchase. I see that you have excellent taste.'
[Sat Jan 02 22:25:22 2010] You say, 'recieve: Faded Portrait of a Lady'

[Sat Jan 02 22:37:49 2010] You have entered Marus Seru.
[Sat Jan 02 22:44:41 2010] You receive 3 platinum, 6 silver and 14 copper as your split.
[Sat Jan 02 22:44:56 2010] Yther told you, 'A Recuso Smuggler loot: Aeridia Family Signet Ring, Thick Silk, Iridium Ore'
[Sat Jan 02 22:44:59 2010] --You have looted a Aeridia Family Signet Ring.--

[Sat Jan 02 23:13:22 2010] You receive 6 gold, 8 silver and 5 copper as your split.
[Sat Jan 02 23:13:38 2010] Yther told you, 'A Recuso Smuggler loot: Ancient Ceremonial Warhammer'
[Sat Jan 02 23:13:40 2010] --You have looted a Ancient Ceremonial Warhammer.--

[Sat Jan 02 23:36:15 2010] You have entered The City of Shar Vahl.
[Sat Jan 02 23:37:53 2010] The mystical path fades away.
[Sat Jan 02 23:38:20 2010] Your Location is -269.72, -378.50, -187.23
[Sat Jan 02 23:38:20 2010] You say, 'Hail, Alchemist Hikal'
[Sat Jan 02 23:38:21 2010] Alchemist Hikal regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.
[Sat Jan 02 23:38:21 2010] Yther thinks Alchemist Hikal is a she, NPC, and their pet's name is Pet.
[Sat Jan 02 23:38:21 2010] Alchemist Hikal says 'Greetings friend. If you're in the business for some herbs or shamanistic supplies, you've come to the right place. Please take a look around for yourself. If you're looking for something, feel free to ask. We may have what you need somewhere behind the counter.'

[Sat Jan 02 23:39:13 2010] You say, 'what about an old sealed medicine pouch?'
[Sat Jan 02 23:39:13 2010] Alchemist Hikal says 'I may have just the thing you are looking for. I recently purchased quite an old and interesting sealed medicine pouch of superb craftsmanship. I will part with it for one-thousand gold pieces.'
[Sat Jan 02 23:39:33 2010] Alchemist Hikal says 'Here it is. I am sure you will be quite happy with your purchase, it is quite an interesting old bag it is.'

[Sat Jan 02 23:39:50 2010] You say, 'recieve: Old Sealed Medicine Pouch'

[Sun Jan 03 06:18:52 2010] You have entered Katta Castellum.

Each turn in, until the last, gives the full list of items need for that set of turn ins:
[Sun Jan 03 06:25:02 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Aeridia Family Signet Ring, the Sealed Golden Scroll Tube, the Faded Silver Embroidered Robe, and the Tarnished Copper Runed Wand that were stolen from Holin Aeridias crypt.'
[Sun Jan 03 06:25:02 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Aeridia Family Signet Ring, the Sealed Golden Scroll Tube, the Faded Silver Embroidered Robe, and the Tarnished Copper Runed Wand that were stolen from Holin Aeridias crypt.'
[Sun Jan 03 06:25:02 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Aeridia Family Signet Ring, the Sealed Golden Scroll Tube, the Faded Silver Embroidered Robe, and the Tarnished Copper Runed Wand that were stolen from Holin Aeridias crypt.'
[Sun Jan 03 06:25:02 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Gold Embroidered Kilt, Silver Embroidered Tabard, Ancient Ceremonial Varhammer, and Old Sealed Medicine Pouch that were stolen from Shoeon Malicus' crypt.'

[Sun Jan 03 06:26:11 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Give this box to the ghost of Holin Aeridia.'
[Sun Jan 03 06:26:11 2010] Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens could not possibly get any better.
[Sun Jan 03 06:26:11 2010] Your faction standing with Validus Custodus could not possibly get any better.
[Sun Jan 03 06:26:11 2010] Your faction standing with Magus Conlegium could not possibly get any better.
[Sun Jan 03 06:26:11 2010] Your faction standing with Citizens of Seru got worse.
[Sun Jan 03 06:26:11 2010] Your faction standing with Seru got worse.
[Sun Jan 03 06:26:11 2010] Your faction standing with Shoulders of Seru got worse.
[Sun Jan 03 06:26:11 2010] You gain experience!!
[Sun Jan 03 06:26:29 2010] You say, 'recieve: Holin Aeridia's Belongings'

Not long after you recieve the box of who ever's belongings, that ghost spawns near one of the coffins.

[Sun Jan 03 06:27:51 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Gold Embroidered Kilt, Silver Embroidered Tabard, Ancient Ceremonial Varhammer, and Old Sealed Medicine Pouch that were stolen from Shoeon Malicus' crypt.'
[Sun Jan 03 06:27:51 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I require the Gold Embroidered Kilt, Silver Embroidered Tabard, Ancient Ceremonial Varhammer, and Old Sealed Medicine Pouch that were stolen from Shoeon Malicus' crypt.'

[Sun Jan 03 06:27:51 2010] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Give this crate to the ghost of Shoeon Malicus.'
[Sun Jan 03 06:27:51 2010] Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens could not possibly get any better.
[Sun Jan 03 06:27:51 2010] Your faction standing with Validus Custodus could not possibly get any better.
[Sun Jan 03 06:27:51 2010] Your faction standing with Magus Conlegium could not possibly get any better.
[Sun Jan 03 06:27:51 2010] Your faction standing with Citizens of Seru got worse.
[Sun Jan 03 06:27:51 2010] Your faction standing with Seru got worse.
[Sun Jan 03 06:27:51 2010] Your faction standing with Shoulders of Seru got worse.
[Sun Jan 03 06:27:51 2010] You gain experience!!

Handing in the appropriate box of belongins:
[Sun Jan 03 06:30:51 2010] You begin tracking Shoeon Malicus.
[Sun Jan 03 06:31:48 2010] Shoeon Malicus reaches forward as his hands materialize to grasp the box of belongings then places them carefully in his crypt. He then reaches towards Yther again as an etherial warhammer materializes in his hands and is offered to Yther.
[Sun Jan 03 06:31:48 2010] Your faction standing with Spirits of Katta Castellum got better.
[Sun Jan 03 06:31:48 2010] Your faction standing with Nathyn Illuminious got worse.
[Sun Jan 03 06:31:48 2010] Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens could not possibly get any better.
[Sun Jan 03 06:31:49 2010] You gain experience!!
[Sun Jan 03 06:31:49 2010] You have lost or do not have a tracking target.
You recieve the final reward.

[Sun Jan 03 06:32:04 2010] Your Location is -631.33, -1700.46, 10.13
[Sun Jan 03 06:32:33 2010] Holin Aeridia reaches forward as his hands materialize to grasp the box of belongings then places them carefully in his crypt. He then reaches towards Yther again as an etherial staff materializes in his hands and is offered to Yther.
[Sun Jan 03 06:32:33 2010] Your faction standing with Spirits of Katta Castellum got better.
[Sun Jan 03 06:32:33 2010] Your faction standing with Nathyn Illuminious got worse.
[Sun Jan 03 06:32:33 2010] Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens could not possibly get any better.
[Sun Jan 03 06:32:34 2010] You gain experience!!
You recieve the final reward.

Didn't finish the Part 2 series, as Maricella Slithra refuses to drop her item (Ancient Ornate Combine Dagger). All other dropped items were usually in the first kill, but a few mobs took more than one kill to get the item.

EDIT: Noticed some order problem, fixed it.

Yther Ore.


Edited, Jan 3rd 2010 8:29am by Yther
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Grave Robber items
# Nov 09 2003 at 8:43 PM Rating: Default
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This quest is horrible...Do not give 1k for each purchased item. 100pp will get you the item you need from each vendor. If you give 1000pp you will lose your coin and not get your item. Trust me I did this quest and the Npc says they can't sell for less than 1000pp. Just give them the 100pp and youll get your item. Make sure to tell them that you want to purchase a XXX whatever items name is. Good luck.
RE: Grave Robber items
# Nov 18 2003 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
It is not 1k PP you are supposed to give the NPC, it is 1k GP which is the same as 100pp just to clarify
LSOEE
# Oct 24 2003 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
15 posts
does this quest still work for long sword of ethereal energy?
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Story
# Aug 31 2003 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
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[Mon Sep 01 01:46:50 2003] You say, 'Hail, Yurddle the Caretaker'

[Mon Sep 01 01:46:51 2003] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Greetings stranger. It's nice to have visitors of the living sort. Seems like my work here is never done. When I'm not having to dig fresh graves and keep the mausoleum clean I'm having to refill old graves that have been dug up by the [restless dead] or them disrespectful [grave robbers]!'

[Mon Sep 01 01:48:02 2003] You say, 'What restless dead'

[Mon Sep 01 01:48:03 2003] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'That's right. We've got our fair share of undead lurking around our fine city. Most of the sorry souls aren't as troublesome as the vampyres and we've even got a few [friendly spirits] right here in this very mausoleum.'

[Mon Sep 01 01:48:10 2003] You say, 'What friendly spirits'

[Mon Sep 01 01:48:11 2003] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'Every so often when Norrath is near its zenith a group of spirits gathers at the podium and chairs over there. Seems they were some of the original Loyalists that arrived here on Luclin and helped build our great city of Katta Castellum. Their bodies are at rest in the stone crypts along these mausoleum walls and guarded by the [gargoyle warders]. Yet even in death their spirits convene to discuss the condition of Katta Castellum and the teachings of Tsaph Katta.'

[Mon Sep 01 01:48:33 2003] You say, 'What gargoyle warders'

[Mon Sep 01 01:48:33 2003] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'The gargoyles that guard the residents of this mausoleum are quite fascinating. They were carved late in the construction of Katta Castellum by a very talented dwarven stone worker, Gundle Chislebeard. Gundle used a type of stone found in the very cliffs Katta Castellum is built upon. At first the gargoyles were nothing more than impressive statues but then over time they began to [change].'

[Mon Sep 01 01:48:48 2003] You say, 'What change'

[Mon Sep 01 01:48:48 2003] Yurddle the Caretaker says 'I noticed the eyes of the gargoyles developed a slight glow to them, then they began to shift every so often. The movements were so slight that I probably would not have noticed had I not been working near them every day. Then one night a group of robbers entered the mausoleum and attempted to remove the lids of several crypts. The gargoyles came to life and chased the bandits away. The common presumption is that the spirits of fallen Validus Custodus Legionnaires inhabit the stone forms and continue the duties they performed in life.'


Edited, Sun Aug 31 13:35:22 2003
hello LOOK pls
# Aug 20 2003 at 9:22 PM Rating: Default
7 posts
does anone know bafan well if you do he is a really good guy he paid all he depts up and hes really funny lets give him 1 more chance
Question
# Mar 23 2003 at 3:06 PM Rating: Default
3 posts
I am a 51 bst on Xev, i have 1 compnent to( the Dagger from Paludal i got at like level 18) and i was woundering if it was possible fore be to do this quest solo or with a small group for 50+ it seems relativly easy and i think i cant, but then again 95% of the time i'm wrong, look at my magelo profile and tell me if i can do this or not~ thanks

Edited, Sun Mar 23 14:44:30 2003
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Completion times
# Feb 27 2003 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
I'd like to know where people are getting 5-10 hour completion times for this quest. Marci drops the dagger usually at a rate of 1 in 3 kills, on a bad day. It is rather rare for Flerdo NOT to have the signet, and Ebben has always dropped the medal for me. So, start in Shadowhaven with the purchased portrait. Run over (1 zone away) to Paludal Caverns and kill Marci, then zone back to Shadowhaven. Go, by way of Echo Caverns, to Fungus Grove. Kill Ebben. Zone into Twilight and kill Flerdo. Now, you have all the components and should be staring at the Katta zone. This quest takes 20-30 minutes, INCLUDING TRAVEL TIME...1 hour tops if you need to wait on respawn. This quest wouldn't take 5-10 hours if you were snared, encumbered, and walking the whole way.

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RE: Completion times
# Oct 30 2003 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I looted Dagger from Maricella accidently after maybe 5 or 6 kills (I was killing her for exp) and then went for other items of quest with help of higher lvl friend. Purchased portrait, killed Ebben and he had medal with him.
Then we went for Fierdo. We have now killed him three times but no signet so far. So Fierdo's signet seems to be rearer loot that other quest items but it might just be my bad luck. Is there any lvl cap or lvl required to get the signet from Fierdo?
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RE: Completion times
# Apr 07 2003 at 12:40 AM Rating: Default
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on a bad day it took me 5 hour to get the damn dagger from the mariacella... took me 13min from that point.... so very easy at 55 with a bard
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yep
# Feb 07 2003 at 12:00 AM Rating: Default
9 posts
I've seen several people with the sword and now that i know about this quest i plan on getting it now.
drop
# Jan 31 2003 at 5:49 PM Rating: Default
2 posts
Has anyone actually aquired this sword? I'm very curious to know because in the description it says not dropping. So, I'm just checking things out!!
Also, if anyone does have it, would they be willing to sell it?
RE: drop
# Feb 26 2003 at 12:57 AM Rating: Good
The Long Sword of Ethereal Energy is the old reward for the Raien Taliker quest. Shortly after Luclin was released the risk vs. reward aspect of the quest was re-evaluated and the reward nerfed. The Scimitar of Ethereal Energy is the current reward for completion of this quest.

Edited, Wed Feb 26 00:40:14 2003
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Sword
# Dec 19 2002 at 3:08 AM Rating: Default
Communisim is actualy the best for of government...just human nature is to take all, leave nothing (as our world is showing the "tale-tale" signs). Verant does care how it effects the EQ economy; because if it didn't make since, and wasn't fun and enjoyable, not many would invest their time and money into this game.

Most of the designers are gamers just like you an me, and i'm sure most have characters twinked beyond belief, and others who could, but don't twink...BUT, it's not very enjoyable when the there is "ONE-UNIVERSAL" best weapon...in a game like this, you can't have a "best" weapon....the reason EQ is so successful is beacause they have always left opertunities to improve your char, to get better, to advance, and to get new equipment.

Now this item, i don't feel is "dragon" worthy; but pretty close...so verant fixed it, and if you want to do something about it; they do have e-mail address which i've used from time to time, and have "ACTUALY" gotten responces to...They are one of the best consumer friendly companies out there; so instead of yelling at each other, which will have no effect on the outcome of this sword...why don't you just ask them if something can be done lol.
RE: Sword
# Mar 11 2003 at 3:24 AM Rating: Default
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How long had you been playing EQ when you wrote that? SoE (not verant btw) definitly does not have one of the best customer support services, in fact its entirly opposite. They provide their GM's with so many rules and restrictions that they arnt even allowed to help players anymore unless it falls under certain criteria.

The fact that they would even create a server that you have to pay more then twice as much to play on, and its exclusive to actual content is sick, so instead of taking time to develop the game so they can hold similar events on all servers at once they decided to make an elite server for the "Special" people who have lots of green to throw to them.

I have been playing EQ for 4 years now, and through that experience I have come to understand its not the GM's who are the bastards (regardless of everyones opinions) its SoE's rules implied upon them that limit them from doing what they are put there to do, help players.
Clarifying Post
# Nov 07 2002 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok just some help for you guys doing this quest:

Aeridia Family Signet Ring and Ancient Ceremonial Warhammer drop from the same type mobs in Marus Seru. Recuso Smugglers. They do not always drop, but aren't absolutely super rare. As for where they spawn. They don't spawn IN the recuso camp, they spawn away from the camp against the far west wall. There is one regular Recuso that spawns with a group of 3 Recuso Smugglers. The smugglers are static spawns but the regular recuso will spawn and walk between the camp and the smuggler spawns. So again the recuso SMUGGLERS drop these two items and they spawn straight west of the camp against the zone wall (-1000, 1500).

Mark Blotter, Pietro Guiccini (he is by the bank in the casters guild in SH in the INN there NOT the OTHER 2 banks in SH by the nexus zone and by the Paladin/Cleric guild), and Alchemist Hikel:

To buy the items from each of these you do NOT have to be amiable. I conned from apprehensive to indifferent to get them. You do NOT buy them by clicking on them as the items are NOT in their inventories. Just give them 100pp or 1000gp it doesn't matter which I have done both and they will give you the items you seek.

Also the items dropped in Fungus Grove. All three of the mobs are by each other. No guards or other npc's will help but they will help each other so don't fight or pull one near the other or you will get both. Like the drops in Twilight Sea, these mobs ALWAYS drop the quest items. They are all MELEE ONLY no casters (if I remember right) Same with the mobs in Twilight Sea.

In Twilight Sea the 3 quest mobs never helped each other out when I fought them. One was blue and the others Light Blue. I will test it again to make sure.
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RE: Clarifying Post
# Jan 16 2003 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I had recently took up this quest, LSoEE or SoEE, didn't matter to me. So I quickly got the Combine Dagger, the portrait, and the medal. I went to Twilight and was seeking help from someone to dispatch of the halfling fellow. We got him down, and when I tried to loot him, all I got was coin. I was very disappointed, since I've been trying to conceive of a way to single pull or somehow take on the three by my lonesome. Tough as hell for a 32 ( was 33 ) SK....so to update, they do not always drop the quest item, at least not in Twilight.
Where can I get the ring of the recuso?
# Oct 26 2002 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
I been killing all the recuso I see in marus and none of them dropping the signent ring.
I went to -915 +1500 like it said but that is in the middle of nowhere and no smugglers there.
Any help aprreciated, thanks


Zim
sword
# Sep 28 2002 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
So does anyone know how to get the Long sword if it's still possible somehow? Maybe a 4rth quest?
RE: sword
# Nov 07 2002 at 12:27 PM Rating: Default
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The LSoEE has been removed from the game as a reward for doing any of these quests. Those already gotten before it's removal are still available for sale in the bazaar at times. It was replaced by the Scimitar of Ethereal Energy.
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Mark Blotter
# Sep 08 2002 at 5:14 AM Rating: Default
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Okay, how is a high elf suppose to buy from a merchant that won't sell to high elves?

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RE: Mark Blotter
# Sep 08 2002 at 12:16 PM Rating: Default
8 posts
Nevermind, I realized how just after I posted.

Casidhe Skyetyree
#rmc, Posted: Aug 01 2002 at 6:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) the LoEE was better than the SoEE WAY BETTER
Still a good quest
# Jun 19 2002 at 5:57 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Even though the LSoEE is a better weapon than the scimitar, with the difficulty of this quest it is still a good item. Gonna go through a quick run through of how I did. First I went to FG to kill Ebben, he is 40 war, con'd even so i figured i give him a try. He hit me upward of 110, usually hit in 80's but he hits fast. I simply asked for one of the 40 lvl 60's in there to give me a hand which one did, I've found higher lvl chars are more than willing to help ppl, if only to show their superiority. Then I went to SH to buy portrait, Guccini is near the Mage/Monk trainer upstairs to the left in the second room. Then went to PC and got Dagger from Maricella on first try, lucky me. Ran to twilight to find Flerdo, conned dk blue to me at 40. There are two other NPC's there which carry items for the other weapons. Just cast harmony and he single's easy and dies pretty quickly. Then go to Yurddle hand in the four items and he handed me the dagger and ring back, plus a crate "Talikar's Remains". He tells you to hand the crate to the ghost of Talikar which spawns right next to him. This quest took me about 3 hours to do, it's not the LSoEE but still a good item for time and effort put into it.
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Ebben
# Jun 05 2002 at 1:50 AM Rating: Default
Ok, forgive the ignorance, but after tracking every town but shar vahl in luclin 3 or 4 times, I still cant find Ebben....what town is he in?
RE: Ebben
# Jun 11 2002 at 4:17 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
He's in fungus grove, in the outpost there. He's inside the bar sitting at a table, half elf in chainmail.
Talikar Family Signet Ring
# Apr 29 2002 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Dropped off Flerdo Brigged. I'm assuming it can drop off any of the 3 standing there.
RE: Talikar Family Signet Ring
# Jun 13 2002 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
He's the only one that drops the ring, the other two drop items for the other two weapons.

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Bertoxx
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 11 2002 at 9:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ok this quest was worth beeing done.
Not likely possible
# Feb 22 2002 at 9:26 PM Rating: Good
Actually not all lore items are quest items. An item may be lore to prevent you from having more than one at a time. For instance you cannot have more than one Heros Bracer at a time because they are lore.
Is it Possible!!
# Feb 11 2002 at 12:16 PM Rating: Default
Just to clear my own mind up. All lore items are quest items right? So is it possible, or maybe im missing it, that these three things turn into something bigger? They are all lore. Hmm just a thought I suppose.


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RE: Is it Possible!!
# Sep 17 2002 at 8:01 PM Rating: Default
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>> "Just to clear my own mind up. All lore items are quest items right?"

wrong, not all lore items are quest items
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Edited, Tue Sep 17 20:46:40 2002
Typical
# Jan 22 2002 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
The answer to these nerfing issues is so easy, I just don't understand why Verant doesn't do this:

Give players one week to sell their "farmed" item, once percieved to be overpowered. They can announce on their MOTD that the item is going to be changed to NO DROP at a specific time. No excuses for not dealing with it. This will serve two purposes. First, it is assumed that Verant has decided that players are making too much game money off farming the item. Rather than drive the prices UP on the item (as removing the item from the game entirely does), the players will be in more of a rush to clear multiple or unusable items out of their inventories, thus helping (if only a bit) to keep prices on the existing items DOWN until it's all over. Second, if the weapons are NO DROP, their effect on gameplay is minimal. If they are so unbelievably powerful, then they are obviously going to help that ONE character level faster, minimizing its "contact" on the game world. For instance lets say the Warrior breastplate from plane X has far too many stats to it, but it's no drop. By the time plane Y (read: tougher than plane X) is opened to gameplay, the problem is fixed. Oh sure, we'll have the typical "Hey! why did warriors only get a bp with 5 more ac on it than their last plane bp?" comments, but as characters progress, the items are neutralized. I know players who have destroyed their whole Hate armor set. If this sword is so uber, it will only hurry its owner to a better (ToV presumably ) weapon, and then who cares? Not me. Leave it in the game.....make the quest a bit harder if you like...but leave the item in the game. How hard would it have been for Verant to change the quest to include new quest components, but still accept previously gotten components for the old reward? Cummon, Verant..........<------makes irritated fidgety movements.

Edited, Tue Jan 22 21:58:32 2002
RE: Typical
# Jan 28 2002 at 5:29 AM Rating: Decent
From the beginning when this quest was solved it was a candidate for a BIG Nerf. This sword is awesome + the quest was SOOOOO EASY. I camped the dagger a bit more than 5 hours plus killing these EASY Kills makes around 6 hours for this REALY AWESOME Weapon.
Only thing Verant was able to do would have been

1.) to make it noDrop and let it drop off a dragon like Mob (Price would be 0pp then cause NoDrop just as add). A Weapon with up to 21/29 plus Ac and stats is really Dragon Drop worth
result: Uberguilds have a chance to get it and none other.

2.) Nerf all existing LSoEE (e.g. LSoEE gets stats of the Scimitar you get now)
result: Many people CAMPED for this Sword... plus waiting for the Campspot to get (plus this my camping rounds up to around 10-12 hours) Does anyone want these People who camped and invested that much time to have quasi no reward... If anyone thinks this is the best option, I beg you get a Single PLayer Item Nerf on you :-p

3.) Existing solution, Remove the item as quest reward.
result: You still "can" purchase it and the price is worth the item (not now, but in a few months the price will go down, as new weapons from Luclin will be discovered which are the same class or even better) LSoEE is still obtainable for everyone (trade) and the peeps who camped it still have their item.

Well, I think 3rd one was the best solution. Sure, they should have announced it, but this would have resulted in a masacre and a KS-Wave at the dagger Mob.

I still think it was the best solution to balance this item. It was crazy to make a defenetly 55+ Weapon obtainable for 30s.
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RE: Typical
# Jan 23 2002 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't be a jackass.

Driving the price of the LSoEE is EXACTLY what needs to be done. It is clearly of that calibre.

What better way to deal with a KILLER item selling for dirt cheap than to no longer have that item be created by the server. Basic econ 101. Scarcity and value dictate price. It HAD the value before, but due to lack of scarcity, the price was unbalanced. How do you cure that? Rather than punish those who saw a wonderful weapon and went for it, they just made it so that further farming was not possible so that scarcity would rise and increase price to reflect the true market value of this sword.

What else does this do? Sure as hell helps out some other weapon sales. Now they just need to nerf down the drops of Centi Longswords and Centi Shortswords.

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RE: Typical
# Jan 23 2002 at 2:44 PM Rating: Good
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Shame you have to go there.....it just seems that we have different goals....you apparently think the world economy should be the primary focus of EQ, whereas I think it should be supplemental to adventuring. Basic econ 101 doesn't come into play if the item is unsellable, as I advocate. You think the guy who farmed 5 of these is getting ripped off if he's given a week to sell them? It's already been agreed upon by almost everyone that it was too easy to get for the weapons stats. AS to the weapon's caliber....any lvl 55+ using it needs to get to work on skills other than wheeling and dealing farmed items in Greater Faydark. Since this weapon will realistically be more valuable than a buyable epic would be, it might sell for as much as 100k in your world. Now...what is more fair?...the guy who hogged the spawns to get 5 of these on his twinks before they nerfed it now gets to have 500k in the bank, or future players have a chance to get ONE? Mind you, I don't hate farming...we all do it...but it shouldn't be the only lucrative tactic in the game. I think someone wants his 10k item to go up ten times in value by no effort on his part...sound about right?
RE: Typical
# Jan 25 2002 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
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Well to be honest with you, some of what you say makes sense. But what would you have them do? Make them NO DROP but continue to let the quest go on? How is that going to make things any better?

Here is my point in a nutshell. You had a 16/29 15ac sword selling for 4k yes that's right I saw them for 4 flipping k on my server. What does that do to the economy?? Every other sword previously thought good drops dramatically in price. Sure some folks are getting rich now from having farmed this thing, but that's the way the **** hits the fan. Were you even playing when Rubicite stopped dropping? The next day...25k for Rubicite BP. Is it fair? Maybe not, but people paid it. The fact of business is something of this caliber should not be as easy as it was to obtain. Level 30s were camping this item as well as 50+.

And what of making it NO DROP? Other swords might stabilize a little bit, but the rarity and quality of this weapon will surely do a much better job of that. If you want to pick a culprit for need of NO DROP, go ***** about centi longswords and shortswords. Those should have been NO DROP from the beginning.

And furthermore, I have only ONE of these items. Yes ONE. I camped the stupid NPC in Paludal for 7 solid hours to get that stupid dagger, so don't even think I didn't earn mine. And if you think "someone wants his 10k item to go up ten times in value by no effort on his part..." then you can jump in the river, cause my warrior will use this item til he's 55+ more than likely.

I think the real issue at hand here is the fact that you didn't finish the quest in time and you've decided to ***** to any and all who will listen.
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RE: Typical
# Jan 26 2002 at 3:04 AM Rating: Decent
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this weapon is for sell on my server (TM) for about 20k atm, this is an awesome sword and should be made just nodrop. who cares about the little twinks that run around with them
RE: Typical
# Jun 19 2002 at 12:05 AM Rating: Default
I think no drop is the dumbest thing in the game... somehow the npc was able to give it to you but you magically cant drop it... :-p anyhow... makeing it no drop would be stupid... yer just jellous couse you dont have one.
*sigh*
# Jan 22 2002 at 1:05 PM Rating: Default
22 posts
Ok why all the F... VI on this from the day me and most my friends saw this quest we knew it would eventually be nerfed. Why the suprise about it?


Holgar Ironthumb
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