Marr's Ring of Piety  

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Level:35
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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    Era:Legacy of Ykesha
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    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
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    Entered: Fri Mar 7 22:26:45 2003
    Modified: Wed May 22 12:30:04 2019
    Does this quest still exist since the trolls reclaimed Grobb?

    You must first do the Marr's Ring Quest.

    Go the back of the bar in Gukta to find Bibsy Gakdoo at -1675, 362. He will not respond to hails, so hand him the note.

    Bibsy Gakdoo looks over the note for a moment. Once he is done reading it he bows before you. 'Bibsy Gakdoo at your service, milord. I do have an extensive background in the art of jewel crafting and the full ranges of my services are at your disposal most noble one. Come take a seat if you may and listen to a [story].'

    You say, 'what story'

    Bibsy Gakdoo says ''Legends tell of a human paladin of Marr named Arthikus. This paladin was the most devout of Marr's followers and the keeper of the sacred Marr's Emerald. Marr's emerald was a beautiful gem, blessed by Marr and given to only his most devout and pious of followers. Arthikus was the only paladin ever known to wield this item. Bearing this proud relic, Arthikus was frequently seen wandering the Oasis of Marr destroying all undead that he could find. One day on one of his excursions into the desert he met a beautiful gypsy girl named Evaa, the daughter of a gypsy merchant. It was well known to the Paladins of Marr that this Gypsy family made shady deals with various necromancers to keep the undead from attacking their merchant caravan. Despite this, Arthikus continued to see Evaa and eventually fell in love with her. Are you [still awake], sire?''

    You say, 'I am still awake'

    Bibsy Gakdoo says ''Arthikus's superiors strictly forbid him from getting involved with the gypsy but Arthikus did not listen. Evaa's family also strictly prohibited this affair. This forced the two to continue their relationship under a veil of secrecy. They met every night at midnight under the desert stars. Unknown to the couple, Evaa's father knew that the two were still involved with each other. Frightened that the necromancers he dealt with for protection might discover that his daughter was romantically involved with a paladin and infuriated by the defiance of his daughter, he plotted to end Arthikus's life. Are you paying attention to my story, milord? Do you wish to [hear more]?''

    You say, 'I wish to hear more'

    Bibsy Gakdoo says ''He immediately contacted one of the necromancers he had dealt with in the past and paid him to assasinate Arthikus. One night as Arthikus and Evaa had just finished their late-night meeting, a vile necromancer by the name of Gralkor launched a surprise attack against Arthikus. The battle raged for what seemed like hours. In the end however, Arthikus was slain by the mighty necromancer and raised as the undead to serve him in the form of a rotting mummy. Arthikus's will was strong however, even in undeath. He eventually broke free of his master's rule and killed him. Filled with rage and sorrow, he headed to the gypsy camp. Now, even more powerful in his undead form he found Evaa's father and murdered him. You look tired. Are you certain you wish for me to [continue]?''

    You say, 'please continue'

    Bibsy Gakdoo says ''Arthikus could not stop himself however. Filled with uncontrollable anger and hate, he destroyed the entire gypsy camp. Afterwards as he was surveying the destruction that he wrought, he saw Evaa. She was lying on the ground. He had broken her neck. Arthikus could not believe what he had done. Insanity overtook his mind. He looked up to the sky and cried out. His mournful shouts filled the desert. He renounced Marr and his ways and took Marr's Emerald in his hand and crushed it. He looked at the pieces of the emerald in his hand and vowed that all those that ventured into the Oasis would be destroyed. Tis a sad tale, don't you [agree], milord?''

    You say, 'I agree'

    Bibsy Gakdoo says ''They say that Arthikus still wanders the Oasis, attacking all those who come near him. If he still has any of the pieces of Marr's Emerald on him, I believe I could use them to imbue your Ring with more power. If you do find a piece of the Emerald, please come back to see me and hand me a piece of the Emerald and your Ring, and I will see what I can do for you, milord.''

    Go to South Ro and you can find Arthikus wandering the southern side around the lake, now a mummy with his necro pet at his side. Kill him and he cries out, "Evaaaaa!"

    Loot the Piece of Marr's Emerald and give it to Bibsy with your previous ring.

    Bibsy Gakdoo says ''So the legend was true! Er, uh not that I doubted the validity of Marr's legends, milord.' Bibsy takes the Ring and the piece of the Emerald and sets them on the table. He then pulls out a small set of tools and begins to place the Emerald into the Ring. After a short while he hands the Ring back to you. 'Here you are. I do believe it is my finest work yet. Marr's blessing to you, milord!''

    Your faction standing with Citizens of Gukta got better.
    Your faction standing with Protectors of Gukta got better.
    Your faction standing with High Council of Gukta got better.
    Your faction standing with Lorekeepers of Gukta got better.
    Your faction standing with Guktan Elders got better.

    You receive the Marr's Ring of Piety
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    Confirmed on progression server
    # May 19 2019 at 7:50 AM Rating: Good
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    Bisby’s loc in Rathe is -1675, 362.

    Faction adjustment was +10 to the factions listed above.
    Also, incidentally the previous turn-in for the first ring were +10 for me as well, not +5, but I don’t know if that’s due to the server I’m on (Selo).
    Zone Revamp - Arthikus News
    # Jul 07 2007 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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    I encountered Arthikus twice tonight, at 8 PM and at 6 AM. The first time he dropped the emerald piece (looks just like an emerald), but not the second time. Might be because I already had one.

    Please note: I found Arthikus in the south part of the zone, NOT near the lake & he had no pet with him. It was in the arid desert region just north of the buried tower, between the dunes.

    The zone revamp has moved a lot of things around. The boats were fun to ride around in on the lake, but there are deepwater goblins with a rapid respawn rate that would make such sport hazardous for lower level toons.

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    Marr's Ring of Piety quest
    # Feb 02 2006 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
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    So bibsy is dead so where do i turn this stuff in now?
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    # Oct 26 2006 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
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    ok I am Guessing either someone gave false info or they have rezzed Bibsy he is ALIVE !!!! go south from PoK book he is next to the Paladin Guild Master there ....
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    # Jan 10 2007 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
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    In what zone will I find Bibsy now?
    Huh, well, if I'da known that...
    # Jan 09 2006 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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    I would've been /ooc'in' PoK and tellin' those low-level Paladins about me going to wipe Arthikus a few times in a row. o.O Still being LB, he gives about 1/2 tick for.. oh, what, 3 Starfires? Hehe. His HT is easy to avoid. Engulfing Roots on him, Engulfing Roots on his pet, and either DoT his pet and forget, or melee it down. (What, DruidTank, you bet!)
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    death of bibsy
    # Aug 26 2005 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
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    So now that Bibsy is dead is this a quest that can be finished or is my note to him just taking up space
    Still Spawns
    # Sep 03 2004 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
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    Yeah he still spawns and has a pet, he attacked us while we running through oasis. I have no idea of spawn rate.
    Requesting info
    # Jul 13 2004 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
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    Can anyone tell me if Arthikus still spawns and if so what the spawn rate cycle may be for him. I have spent a few different days trying to find him and have even asked trackers to see if he is up, with no luck.

    Edited, Thu Jul 15 16:59:42 2004
    grrrrr
    # Dec 31 2003 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
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    did this quest with my dwarf pally well got the ring turns out its only human high elf and frog not a dwarf item fyi very frustrating to get a pally only item and not being able to use it grrrr
    RE: grrrrr
    # Jul 08 2004 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
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    It's Half Elf Human and Froglok, not High Elf Human and Froglok :)
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    # Jun 16 2003 at 5:47 AM Rating: Decent
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    -497,915 if ya look north he'll walk past about midnight give or take a few hours. I've encountered a number of times here.
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    #RetriBution, Posted: Jun 15 2003 at 9:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i could park a lvl 1 to loot the stuff it's not really worth bragging about, It's not like it's incredibly high end and even with it you're still a paladin...
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    # May 30 2003 at 5:15 AM Rating: Default
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    People always come along assuming they can do something two-boxing with their uber twinked character. As is said, this is probably a mid-30's quest at the lowest.
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    No it can't
    # Apr 11 2003 at 7:12 PM Rating: Excellent
    Arthikus is about lvl 35. He is a shadownight. I soloed him at lvl 34 with a KEI and Lay Of Hands. From what I can tell he spawns once an EQ night. He wanders on the SE side of the lake at first, no idea where he goes from there. I have always seen him on the south side of the zone. This was a frustrating camp becuase he would never drop the emerald. Finally after killing him 5 times he dropped it. Easy quest if he is up and actually drops the stone, otherwise this is a big long camp for only a mediocre item.
    #gravenrobber, Posted: Mar 17 2003 at 2:48 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) can be done at level 15........:)
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