Shaman Skull Quest No. 3  

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Time:6 hours
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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Era:Ruins of Kunark
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Sat Jun 24 11:33:50 2000
Modified: Wed Mar 15 18:41:51 2017
Target Hierophant Zand and say I am the chosen savior
He closes his eyes and bows before you.

Hierophant Zand says "I am honored to meet the one who shall pledge his life to the return of the Skulls of the Ancients. However, I must see proof of our prowess as of yet. Go to the outlands and retrieve one Froglok Hexdoll, and no, they are not found on Frogloks. They are shaman dolls made by the goblin tribe."

The doll can be found on a Goblin Hextracer in Warslik's Woods.

  • Turn in the Froglok Hex Doll to Hierophant Zand.

    You receive a note. (What is the name of the note?)

  • Deliver the note to Crusdaer Quarg in Field of Bones.

    Upon turn in of the note Crusader Quarg gives you a 6 slot container Skull Chest.

    He tells you to go to the Tower of Kurn and bring him the Skulls of the Caste of Bone Brethren, a caste of powerful shamans who perished fighting undead in the Field of Bone several decades ago. You are to get the skulls of the 5 Caste members along with the Skull of the Leader. The Leader Skull is a Lore skull with an "X". The others are non lore Skulls with an "X". (When Identified, they say Caste of Bone Brethren). They all drop off the Crusader in Kurn's Tower.

  • Kill undead crusaders in Kurn's Tower and loot 2 different Iksar Skull with an 'X'.

    Put them in the Skull Chest and combine them. This turns the Skull Chest into Full C.O.B.B. Chest. (Recipe)

  • Take the Full C.O.B.B. Chest back to Crusader Quarg, along with your previous cudgel, and he will give you the Iron Cudgel of the Mystic.
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    Reformmated the Quest entry.
    # Mar 15 2017 at 5:42 PM Rating: Excellent
    Cleaned up the quest entry since it was just a block of text.
    AFK farming.
    # Mar 14 2017 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    45 Shaman on Phinigel here.

    I AFK'd on the stairs where these guys spawn for about 4 hours. Came back to 4 normal skulls and one lore skull. Since these guys still attack you even if they con grey, you'll be able to afk pet farm them if you position yourself right.

    Good luck.
    # Apr 09 2016 at 12:56 PM Rating: Excellent
    31 posts
    I just finished gathering the items for this quest. The went to the goblin pond located south of the goblin fort and killed everything for a little bit while watching for mobs to spawn between the 2 rocks on the right. Nothing spawned there but there are 3 rocks on the left with seemingly constant spawns there. I never saw the hextracer spawn but once I got my druid over there and tracked, I saw 2 hextracers up and both were between the goblin pond and the other pond (northwest from the goblin pond). I followed one hextracer to the goblin pond where he pathed by just north of the pond before dropping down the hill toward the giant fort. So if a person was to kill everything pathing east and west just north of the goblin pond (within 3 seconds run time from pond) you would see a hextracer at some point.
    When I went to Kurn's Tower for the second part, it was definitely slow. I will try to explain as if whoever is reading this has never been to Kurn's Tower before. Once you zone into Kurn's you are in a lobby area. Move into the next room and there will be stairs to your left which go up to the next floor. Once you reach the top of the stairs, turn right and go across that balcony area where u will come to another lobby-type area with stairs on each side. Take the stairs on the right up to the first platform. On this platform you can go straight ahead into another room or turn left and go up more stairs.
    I found two spawn points for the "undead crusader". From the platform, you can take a left and go halfway up those stairs. An undead crusader or his ph spawns here. Keep it dead. Also from the platform, you can go straight into the room ahead and take the first set of stairs on the left. This is the opening to the barracks area. Once you get to the top of the stairs and can turn right or left, there will be a spawn immediately to your right. An undead crusader or his ph spawns here. I kept those two spots dead and it took me 12 hours to get the skulls.
    There was atleast 2 hours of killing everything on the upper floors before I saw the first named. It seemed like I saw one every 90 minutes after that. I didn't time the spawn of each mob but it was reasonable. Good Luck and I wish you all the best of luck.
    # Feb 11 2005 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
    22 posts
    Finally finished this one!!

    I had to buy one off of another player, it was just taking forever.

    Farmed the Tiny Glowing Skull at the same time when things just got too boring waiting in Kurns for Undead Crusader.

    Need 6 of those for next cudgel.

    Latris, Stromm Server

    Skullls, skulls, skulls
    # Feb 03 2005 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
    22 posts
    The Goblin Hextracer was easy. Just outside the zone from Cabilis West to WW.

    The Iksar Skull with an 'X' on the otherhand are taking forever. Got three (including lore) in just over 1 week. RL.

    Still going.

    Latris, Stromm Server

    Here's what Idid
    # Sep 13 2003 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
    Sit on the curve halfway up the stairs to top floor. These are the ones to the right side after crossing the bridge/balcony area. The PH spawns every 10 mins here, and can be a great skeleton, greater scalebone lesser icebone etc.

    Another less frequent spawn is in the corridor around the barracks area - I always ran down and killed the wanderers there in between the stair spawn. If no xp groups are up on the top floor then just go up and flatten the skels up there to relieve boredom....

    I have been lucky and got 2 or 3 Undead crusaders one after another - butits still a long camp - I did over a few sessions cos I was gathering for a friend too in return for help for other things.

    Hope that helps:)

    Edited, Sat Sep 13 16:02:58 2003
    My experience
    # Sep 08 2003 at 6:10 AM Rating: Decent
    58 posts
    Allright here's my experience. It takes FOREVER to gather all 6. I recommend just keeping the third and fourth floors cleared. This is in no way necessary, but clearing the floors gives you something to do whereas just camping a single spawn gets old real quick, not that it makes it that much less boring. If you are gonna do this be prepared to spend a LOT of time in Kurn's. I did and eventually got them all, and the sixth one to my surprise was the lore skull... guess I was just lucky there.
    # Jan 04 2003 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
    1 post

    So sit on the curved staircase between the third and fourth floors? Like right in the middle?

    I've prob spent 4 hours so far in Kurn's and haven't seen him ONCE. I have been clearing the third and fourth floors with doggie.

    Just need a little clarification before I pull out all my hair.

    RE: Crusader?
    # Aug 03 2003 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
    189 posts
    I've personally seen this guy twice in 20+ hours of clearing the third and 4th floors out of boredom.. however both times I saw him he was indeed on one of the third/fourth floor staircases, forget which one, but it's always been the same one. The guy is getting real annoying Smiley: banghead
    Alderith EQ/DAoC/L2/SWG
    Grux EQ/FFXI
    Gruxella EQ/WoW
    Minitiki EQ
    RE: Crusader?
    # Jan 22 2003 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    Spent 6 hours yesterday camping him. he does spawn in other areas as well, but seems to be more common on the stairs. Well, off to go help my friend get his last skull from the crusader. Good luck everyone

    Edited, Wed Jan 22 19:41:56 2003
    Dahkir Choegal
    51st scale Iksar SK
    Dark Hour
    Solusek Ro
    Lore Is Needed
    # Dec 23 2002 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
    59 posts
    Just finished up this quest WONT let me do the combine without the lore skull......i didnt lose the 6 non lore skulls but it said i couldnt combine these items in this container type yes you DO need a lore skull....the guy that last posted may have done it without the lore skull, it may have been bugged....and you are more than welcome to try and combine 6 non lore....but dont bet on it that it will work......also.....i got 5 undead crusaders to spawn within 2-2.5 sittin on the stairs mentioned....didnt kill anything else.....i had 3 spawn in a row even....good luck to you all!
    I just bought my computer today, i had some trouble turning it on, but i think i got it figured out!
    RE: Lore Is Needed
    # Dec 23 2002 at 7:05 AM Rating: Decent
    59 posts
    Oh yeah.....wandering mobs on the 2nd and 3rd floor seem to be PH's for the Undead Crusaders!
    I just bought my computer today, i had some trouble turning it on, but i think i got it figured out!
    # Nov 05 2002 at 6:59 AM Rating: Default
    15 posts
    In case everyone who is doing this is looking for a "LORE ikasr skull with an X" I could not find one all in all it took about 10hours of game play to get Six skulls. Out of sheer frustration I hit the combine button and poof I got the C.O.B.B. item that you need to move on to next club. Please believe me I had no skull item that said LORE.
    Whew... the only good came out of this was that I was able to pick up all the bone chips and make stacks to sell in Baz. Not good plat but fair for the time spent in Kurn.
    So either this quest has been confused with the next quest or they have changed the requirment for the quest. Good luck to those camping the undead crusader that spawns on the thrid floor. I continusely wiped out both 3rd an 4th floors for 2 hours one day and it didn't even spawn once :(

    Drazkool (Force of Valor)
    re: my experience
    # Oct 24 2002 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
    6 posts
    this is very true....i spent many nights clearing the top three floors trying to get the crusader to spawn.

    then i simply sat on the staircase mentioned and killed the 10 min spawn and saw more crusaders spawn there than when i cleared all the floors
    # Oct 11 2002 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
    6 posts
    what a pain! if anyone is selling the lore skull with an x on erollisi marr plz let me know.....
    # Sep 13 2002 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    Sat on the 3rd floor for 2 hours killing everything in site, today trying to get Crusader to pop. He used to pop fairly regularly on the fourth floor, as described in previous posts.

    I still need 2 more non-lore Skulls for my COBB box. I've auctioned and it doesn't seem like the lowbies have been seeing the drop either. Anyone seen the Crusader since the patch? Man they fixed Part 5, and now Part 3 is maybe broken. This quest is a mess.

    Well if you have an extra skull or two on Sullon Zek, let me know I'm offering 50pp a pop now, I'm desperate!
    More must be better cuz a little makes me feel so good!
    Verant is very obvious...
    # Sep 04 2002 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
    29 posts
    C.O.B.B Box? Caste of Bone Bretheren box. My hat is off to them for being able to come up with so many names, and at times they reward us with something obvious like this or more descrete... Like some of the Luclin names.
    Quest 4?
    # Jul 22 2002 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
    218 posts
    Um....Where is the walk through for the 4th part of this quest????

    Dont want to start and not have it...

    100 SK - Max AA
    100 Bard - Max AA
    100 Mage - Max AA
    100 Shaman - Max AA
    100 Necro - Max AA
    Here it is:
    # Jul 22 2002 at 2:42 PM Rating: Excellent
    316 posts
    (Should open in a new window)... Shaman Skull Quest No. 4.

    First five all together on a single web page at: Iksar Shaman Skull Quest

    Edited, Mon Jul 22 15:31:34 2002
    undead crusader
    # May 22 2002 at 1:55 PM Rating: Default
    Okay I have repeated this crusader test now. (having filled the COBB box 3 times now) The crusader has as i have seen it 3 extact spawns that i have seen him spawn at on the top floor the room next to the dinning room. (the room with the round table in it) the 2 skelly spawns by themselves the one on the left is one place for the crusader. This spot is a 16 minute timer.
    The second spawn point is the stairs between the 3rd and 4th floor. This is a 10 minute timer.
    The third point is the third floor lobby area, he will walk across the lobby area and you will be able to target him and kill him before he despawns. this is also a 16 minute timer.
    My routine is to head down to the basement kill everything there. (finger, cook - whatever is down there)
    Then head back up once upstairs i kill the dinning room and the guards on the 3rd and forth floors. then I sit on the stairs and wait for that guy. on the stairs it seems to be a scalebone, greater skelly, then lesser icebone or the undead crusader.

    RE: undead crusader
    # Jun 11 2002 at 6:28 AM Rating: Decent
    1 post
    I got several lowbies in the tower for the 1k bounty I placed on the lore skull and a high level monk buddy of mine.. (level 59) I, am level 57 and had a quickened pet.. we leveled the entire tower for quite a bit of time and no pop.. I finally said ***** it and auctioned to buy it later on that night.. found a seller within 10 minutes hehe..

    Can't find that Quarg guy.. looked in all the buildings in FoB.. /cry

    Edited, Tue Jun 11 07:21:00 2002
    #Anonymous, Posted: Jul 14 2002 at 3:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You didn't look very hard.
    undead crusader
    # Apr 30 2002 at 12:58 AM Rating: Default
    Funny thing happened, happy to be sitting on the stairs at the location ive seen mentioned here. I just didnt know it yet when i heard something hit me went to check it out and my pet had just killed the undead crusader. First time ive seen him so one skull down.
    I hate this part!
    # Apr 24 2002 at 5:58 AM Rating: Default
    I have been camping the crusader for many many many days now. I had him spawn 7 times so far..5 of the LORE skulls and 2 non lore! I normally clean the 3rd and 4th floors sometimes the 2nd because I am bored. Nice place to PL a teeny toon. I have spent over 15 hrs in here doing this camp. My lil half elf warrior is almost Cab friendly from all the bone chips ;) If anyone has any skulls on ARO please look me up! Will buy them from you.

    My Experience
    # Apr 03 2002 at 12:53 PM Rating: Default
    I spent 20 Hrs in Kurns trying to get the Skulls. After about 12 Hrs I had seen the Crusader once and got 1 Skull. I spent this time running between the 3rd and 4th Kloor killing everything I saw. The only Crusader I saw was on the right-hand staircase when leaving the Dining Room on the top floor. The last 8 hours were spent on this staircase killing all skellies that popped on the staircase. I got 5 ordinary skulls and the Lore Skull during this time

    My advice therefore sit on these stairways for your whole camp.

    Palladin of Nameless
    #Anonymous, Posted: Apr 03 2002 at 12:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
    Undead Crusader
    # Mar 05 2002 at 2:15 PM Rating: Default
    A bit more info on the Crusader. I have been laying waste to the top two floors looking for this guy. I noticed something, which has made the remaining skulls simple to get.

    Yes, the pop on the stairs up to the dinning room is a ten minute timer. Yes he can pop there. There is another 10 minute pop in the room with the double stairs that lead up to the barracks. He can pop there, too.

    In other words, these two 10-minute wanderers are yeilding many crusaders. The normal 18-minute wanders have yeilded zero.
    Spawn rate of undead crusader
    # Nov 03 2001 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
    3 posts
    I just finished this quest. Took me about 30 hours total over two weeks. The crusaders spawn anywhere on the top two floors of Kurn's as wandering mobs. I don't think the spawn rate has anything to do with the rate at which the floors are cleared out. I soloed the top two floors killing only the wandering mobs, and I also cleared out both floors with a bunch of tanks. There was no change in the spawn rate. The spawn rate was basically every four hours or so regardless of the speed we killed things. I believe the crusaders spawned at just before noon and just before 4:00 PM twice .... of course I could have been halucinating by that point too. Anyhow, I'm just glad this quest is over.
    Spawn rate of undead crusader
    # Oct 30 2001 at 5:38 PM Rating: Default
    Some zones, most infamously unrest, switch on higher spawn rates of tougher mobs when the zone population is depleted, in order to prevent zones overcrowded with adventurers from getting too safe.

    It may well be that to get a reasonable spawn rate of the undead crusader, one must depopulate Kurn's tower. It would be interesting to hear what happens when a low level guild camps the tower from top to bottom.
    The undead crusader:
    # Oct 30 2001 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default

    The regular skull with X is his common drop, the lore skull with X his rare drop.

    He seems to spawn a whole lot faster when I have a powerful group that is wiping out everything on the third and fourth floors, and a fair bit of stuff on the second floor. I have never seen him spawn except when wholesale slaughter was in progress, or had been done a few minutes earlier, though this may be mere coincidence. Though he seems to spawn primarily on the fourth floor landing of the spiral stairs and walk down to the third floor landing, the best way to get him may well be to slaughter everything, whereupon he will turn up anywhere.
    # Sep 24 2001 at 6:04 AM Rating: Default
    After reading all the posts here by people and having camped the same one at the top of the stairs for 2 weeks only to get the non lore skulls leads me to belive there are more than 1 crusader spawns with PH's spread out from the barreks lvl to dinning room. Since some have seem to have had luck getting the LORE skull but aprrently not off that particualr stairway spawn point ( like myself) would warent a more systematic clearing of the top 2 floors and watch each spawn point on respawn. Total of 6 skulls needed so good bet there are a total of 6 Crusader spawns in Kurn but most of us are only camping the known one.

    24th lvl shaman of 7 hammers
    Undead Crusader in Kurns
    # Aug 05 2001 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
    1 post
    I just finished this damned camp. Took me 4 days, not constant. Total camp time, 15 hours.

    The information about where the Undead Crusader spawning on the stairs leading from the Barracks level (3) to the Caved in Room level (4) are correct. It is a 10 minute spawn, for that spot.

    This is how I camped the first 13 hours of the quest, and got one LORE skull and one non-LORE skull.

    Today, however, I just got 4 skulls in about 2 hours. Here's what was different: There were two twinked monks cruising around killing everything. The Crusader was popping up everywhere.

    I looted his corpse around the barracks, in the big room on the barracks level just as you come up from level 2, and on the stairs to the caved in room.

    My STRONG belief, not having witnessed the actual spawn (because I spent most of my time on the stairs between 3 and 4), is that ALL of the wandering skeles on 3 and 4, in the barracks, on the stairs, and in the Caved-In room are all PHs for the Undead Crusader.

    My suggestion is to get a pair of buddies, or if you can deal out a reasonable amount of damage yourself in short order, is too kill ALL of the wandering skeles.

    I had two appear within about 2 minutes of each other, so I am not sure if they can be more than one Undead Crusader at a time or not.

    Hope this helps. This could have been a 4 hour camp for me, had I used this method from the beginning.

    Masisu Lanxtergum
    Order of the Silver Raven
    Shaman of the 25th Circle
    Notes on finished quest
    # Jul 29 2001 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    Hopefully the will help someone else frustrated with the quest.

    The hextracer was the easy part, made much easier by asking someone to track for me =) I worked on the next quest at the same time by having them track Goblin Bloodtracers for me as well. Hard part is the Skulls. Mostly hung around the giant fort area to do this, but watch out for things that can wipe you up (I was around level 20 at the time).

    I have been working on this quest from level 14 to 22. At 22 I could take anything solo, and get some experience for the harder skeletons. Level 14 I was grouped. I have seen the undead crusader on the three main locations mentioned in previous posts

    1. from level two, take the stairs to your right that go up to level 3. Crusader spawns at the top.

    2. continue up those same stairs up to top level (someone mentioned loc -98, -223, 122 as this spot)

    3. on level 3 along the set of small stairs that go up to the barracks. Good camp for a lvl 14 group.

    I got the only LORE skull of the crusader near the barracks area. I saw it drop a LORE skull again in this spot and let someone else loot it. The rest I saw mostly on the top of the stairs. Three skulls I had to buy, most people just give them to you actually. NONE of the skulls are NO DROP.

    I have no idea what the best way is to get the crusader to spawn. I tried killing all the wandering spawns since the crusader spawns as a wanderer every time I have seen it. But I have done that for HOURS at a time and seen nothing. Sometimes I see two within a short time... go figure. Basically, the crusader would spawn on me while the 3rd and 4th floor was being kept clean by someone. That means being in a group or between me and some others going solo. I never managed to get it to spawn when I was working the floor by myself. I still think that the crusader has place holders and it is most likely the wandering skeletons... I just wasn't sure which ones and couldn't clear them fast enough.

    The was the most frustrating quest. The previous one was easier, and the next one even easier still since it was done except for the cudgel while waiting on this one! Buy the skulls if you can. Good luck

    22 Iksar Shaman
    Tholuxe Paells

    Allof Hextracer
    # Jul 11 2001 at 5:54 PM Rating: Default
    For any of you like me having a hard time finding the Gobby Hextracer. I spent 3 days scouring warslick for this little ******, following the advice to kill everything within 50 feet of the guard the first... then trying to get the aid of a ranger/druid and gereally running back and forth through zone N->S, then S->N.
    I finnally found one right off the giant fort while going to sow someone. I was so happy that I stayed outside the fort and started killing giants for a bit. Within about 20 min I also killed a another hextracer. So any shammy searching, try camping to the left of the bridge that leads into the giant fort.
    Malchek AOTM, Iksar Shammy of the 26 season,
    Mith Marr
    RE: Allof Hextracer
    # Jul 24 2001 at 4:59 AM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    Similar advice... I hunted all around the fort and saw plenty of hextracers, as well as other goblins. Didn't have any luck by the guard next to the Cabilis zone. This can also be made a lot easier if you have someone to track for you, they should come up with multiple hextracers around the fort.

    21 Iksar Shaman
    Tholuxe Paells

    RE: Allof Hextracer
    # Nov 19 2002 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
    13 posts
    Same...I found mine killing things around the pond that the river around the giant fort feeds into. I got him within 15 minutes of getting there, having scoured the zone slaughtering everything for an hour or so beforehand.

    54 Iksar Shaman
    Elder Xahra
    Prophet of <Sheep>, Luclin server
    More info on the Undead Crusader
    # Jun 24 2001 at 11:53 PM Rating: Good
    3 posts
    Ok, folks I have some specifics for the Undead Crusader. From what I've come up with he spawns near location -98, -223, 122, in the tower of Kurns, that is on the steps that goes up to the dinning room level. He does have a place holder, and that place holder is the skeleton that walks up and down the stairs. The respawn rate is 10 min. I timed the spawn, every 10 min almost exactly, either the Undead crusder, or the place holder will drop, and they don't drop in the same spot all the time, it will drop somewhere on the steps.
    I hope that helps, but the Undead Crusader is a verry rare spawn, so much so, that I was not sure I was in the right spot or not, untill finaly it spawned right at the location that I listed. This quest is possible to do, but be ready for some long hours camping the crusader.

    Good Hunting, and may the spirits guid you well.

    P.S. I just finished this quest, after camping the crusader for 12 hours over the past 3 days. This quest is verry boring. But I'm happy to say the long camp is now over....for now.. =) I spent 8 striaght hours camping the crusader today, and only saw him once, but that was all I needed to get my last skull.
    Just wondering if its related
    # Jun 06 2001 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
    17 posts
    I found an Iksar witch doll that had same stats as Froglok hex doll, anyone know what its for
    it looks exactly the same just different name.
    LORE Skull
    # Apr 26 2001 at 2:50 PM Rating: Default
    Ok, we need some more information on this lore skull. I too have all five of the other skulls, but have yet to see one of the LORE ones. A few questions for those who have finished this quest, is it No Drop? Did it come off of the Undead Crusader like the others, or did it come off of one of the Burynai like someone earlier suggested? This information may make things easier for all.

    Galatha, 16th circle Priestess of Cazic-Thule.
    RE: LORE Skull
    # May 13 2001 at 8:31 PM Rating: Default
    I have been working on this quest for a while (off and on). Finally got the Lore skull last night. It is NOT no drop, and I got it off the undead crusader like the others. Still have to get two more regular non lore skulls (sigh). Hope this helps.

    Shaman of Cazic-Thule, 24th Season
    Fennin Ro
    RE: LORE Skull
    # Apr 27 2001 at 1:20 PM Rating: Default
    I've been tryiing this quest on and off for the last week and been having the other problem... too many lore skulls. I got my first one on the second crusader and wasted a second one on the 4th crusader (all in about 6 hours). I've finally gotten my 4th non-lore so only one more to go (if only I hadn't gotten that second lore!). Maybe tonight, but there doesn't seem to be any consistency on getting him to spawn.

    Iskar of 30th level
    Brell Serillis
    I hope this camp isn't long...
    # Apr 24 2001 at 12:26 PM Rating: Default
    Argh, I think I'll try for the crusader tonight. I hope the camp isn't long. Maybe I'll have the same luck I had getting the Iksar Berserker Club, that took an hour.
    LORE Skull
    # Apr 09 2001 at 2:02 AM Rating: Default
    i, like many of you, am completely fed up with this quest. i have camped the crusader for many hours with no luck. in all my time at kurns, i have only seen him once - ONCE! and that was on my first visit there. i have tested every known theory to get him to spawn... nothin. i'm not saying these theories are wrong, i'm just saying i must have the worst luck ever. anyway, after that one skull i looted when i kill the crusader myself, i have recieved 4 others from very kind and generous people along the way. i now have 5 skulls total and only need one more! however, that last one is the infamous LORE skull with x. i can't stand kurns any longer, so i'm asking y'all for help. if you on the tunare server ever run into a LORE skull with x, please give me a tell. i just want to put this REDICULOUS quest behind me and move on with my life. thanks all.

    Iksar Shaman of the 17th
    Tunare Server
    RE: LORE Skull
    # Apr 09 2001 at 10:28 AM Rating: Default
    I feel your pain brother shaman. However, having just solved this quest, perhaps I can help with some details. I saw the crusader many times and collected 3 skulls total from him. He popped every time at the top of the steps where 2 other stationary skels were as well. From this point if you take an immediate left you head into the dining hall with the blocked passages.

    Every time I got a skull from him it was a non-lore. I remember earlier in my career hunting with a large group in the basement and finding a lore skull. I promptly destroyed it not knowing what it was. I was on the 2nd skull quest at the time. I got mu current lore skull from a kind gnomish mage-type. I remember looting it from a furbie. Perhaps the Burynai Forager?

    Hope this helps.
    The LONG Wait
    # Sep 23 2000 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
    2 posts
    I must have camped this guy for 10 or 12 hours over a period of days and finally got them all. I was so glad to be done I am never going back into Kurn's tower if I can avoid it.

    Thank Cazic-Thule I am done with this quest.
    Siza Spiritwalker
    Iksar Shaman
    The Drunken Lizard
    RE: The LONG Wait
    # Jan 12 2001 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
    I have camped the Undead Crusader for over 24 hours over about 3 months (I gave it a rest out of frustration several times). I have probably 10 Iksar Skulls with an X, and NONE of them has ever said LORE ITEM on it.

    I only want to do this quest so I can move on to the next.

    Is there any secret to getting the lore skull? Like is it the first drop after a server reset?

    I've spoken with many Iksar shamans who have given up on their quests because of this RIDICULOUSLY long and BORING camp. If anyone has one of these lore skulls, I'll pay 100pp for it!
    Annoying Quest
    # Jul 30 2000 at 10:24 PM Rating: Default
    The Crusader was blue to me at 17th level.

    This quest is very long. No one else hunts the upper levels of Kurn's, and you need to get past at least 7 other Skeles (Usually Greater Skeletons or Scalebones) to get to where the Crusader spawns. I've spent about 20 hours on this quest, Killed the Crusader once, bought one skull through constant auctioning and had to zone from the crusader twice when he jumped me either during a combat or right after.
    RE: Annoying Quest
    # Jan 12 2001 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
    If you get invis vs undead you can walk right past the skeletons and camp the staircase where the Undead Crusader spawns. There will be one wandering skeleton and 2 stationary guard skeletons on the flat (landing) of the staircase up to the dining hall (the one that ends up having you face a single torch hanging on the wall).

    The Undead Crusader has popped there right on top of my head more than once, and since I didn't get started on this quest until my 30s, he's been uber green.

    I still don't have the lore skull with an x, and am offering 100pp for one.
    Damn that Crusader
    # Jul 30 2000 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
    I have killed him 5 times and I have 5 skulls, however I bought two of these since I got the lore one three times so far. Having one skull lore so that you can get duplicates is intensely annoying. My longest wait, 10 hours, and my time spent solely doing this quest so far is about 30 hours. I have been trying to buy skulls for 30pp but people don't hunt Kurns so the skulls are not too common. In my opinion this quest is a mess, the investment in time is horrendous compared to the previous one which I was probably lucky to complete in about 5 hours (while doing other interesting stuff) and the next one which I already have all the parts for (took about 5 hours for that too).

    Putting an item that we need six copies of on a very rare spawn was a bad decision. These skulls should drop off Lesser Ice Bones, which are uncommon and can spawn all around Kurns.

    Hivemind (aka Xalaer, Iksar Shaman)
    RE: Damn that Crusader
    # Jan 12 2001 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
    They've nerfed pathing and spawn rate and drop tables recently. However, though Kurn's does seem to repop faster and I get armor drops from skeletons more frequently, I have yet to EVER see a LORE ITEM Iksar Skull with an X. Do you need to identify it to see that it's lore? I don't think so.

    I am still offering 100pp for the lore skull so I can be done with this infuriatingly boring quest.
    Patience is the virtue of a shaman...
    # Jul 01 2000 at 9:28 AM Rating: Excellent
    This quest is somewhat easier (in terms of difficulty) than the previous, but it is taxing on the patience. The Undead Crusader is one of the rarest spawns in Kurn's Tower. Perhaps the Fingerbone Skelly and the Jester Skelly are rarer, but I believe the classes who need these spawn only need to kill them once.

    You will need to kill the Undead Crusader a minimum of 6 times, and probably more. In between each spawn you will have to wait an average of three hours, with the minimum I have heard of being 2 hours and the most I have personally experienced being 7 hours.

    As for the exact location within Kurn's, you need to go through the "newby" foyer at the zone entry and go up the main staircase to the left. When you reach the second level, run across the "bridge" and take the stairway up to the third level on your right. Continue up the stairway past the third (barracks) level to a small landing that has two placeholder spawn--usually greater skeletons or greater scalebones, though I have seen plain scalebone skellies here. This is the place where the crusader will spawn, and he will travel up and down this entire stairway between the third and fourth levels. Up a few steps from the landing is the top (so far) level of the tower--at the end of a long hallway is a huge dining room with exits blocked by fallen debris--I have not been able to get through with shrink, and nobody else has made it beyond this level to my knowledge. I don't know if it is possible to teleport past and continue up the tower or not--perhaps some day Verant will clear the debris and let you climb up to find maybe Kurn himself at the top of the tower--would be nice to put some more difficult MOBs in this zone.

    Anyway, you need six skulls from the Undead Crusader--five "Skull with an X" and one LORE "Skull with an X." I personally killed the Crusader 4 times and bought one skull and had another given to me by someone in desperate need of healing and buffs.

    A nice bonus is that the Crusader seems to consistently drop a Fine Steel Morning Star (8/38) which you can sell to vendors for several platinum or auction. I was so happy when I killed the Crusader the last time that I ran down to the zone and gave away the final FS Morning Star and 4 piles of bone chips I had collected during my camp...

    Total time to complete: 16 hours

    Hassyrtiko Shadebrynger
    Prophet of the Temple of Terror
    Iksar Shaman of the 22nd Circle
    New Sebilis, Kunark
    RE: Patience is the virtue of a shaman...
    # Jan 12 2001 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
    This is the best guide to finding the Undead Crusader. There are 2 spots he spawns. One is the top of the left hand dual staircase up to the "barracks" area. (Although I've never seen one there.)

    The other is when you take the stairway up to the dining hall that makes you face a single torch on the wall. The flat area of that staircase has 2 guardian skeletons and a wandering skeleton that goes up and down the stairs. This one seems to be the PH for the Undead Crusader.

    After clearing the 3 skeletons from this area, they repop on the flat landing area, including the wanderer. I've had the Undead Crusader pop right on top of my head here instead of the usual wanderer.

    I have NEVER gotten the LORE Iksar Skull with an X, however and am SO fed up with the quest, I'll pay 100pp for it! Or even PL you while camping the mob...
    Location of MOBs
    # Jun 30 2000 at 3:50 PM Rating: Excellent
    The Hextracer is in the Warsliks Wood. Walk out of Cabilis and take an immediate left. There is a guard at the edge where the stone meets the grass. The Hextracer spawns 50 feet or so in front of him. Hang out and kill everything that moves in front of him. Eventually the Hextracer will show up. He snuck up on me after 45 minutes of camping while I was fighting two other goblins. Hextracer is easy, level 10-11 I think. He cast Drowsy and Frost Rift on me.

    Crusader Quarg spawns at nighttime and has been spotted right in the gates of Cabilis, wandering down the path, or up on the balcony with the vendors.

    The Undead Crusader spawns on the second floor of Kurn's Tower on the staircase. I've heard he has placeholders, so kill everything that moves up there. I'm not sure of his level, 16-18ish would be my guess. I found it easier to /auction WTB Skull with X. People dont know what they're for, so I bought them for 3-5pp each.
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