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|After obtaining the Guja Token in the previous quest, Sugal tells you to practice your combat skills more and tell him when you have really trained. He would not give me the quest when my slashing, blunt, and piercing skills were all above 110, but he did so when they were all 130 or higher.
Most of this quest takes place in the water in Lake Rathetear. I didn't find an EB item necessary, but it might be a convenince.
You say, 'Hail, Sugal The Fist'
Sugal The Fist says 'And hail to you. Well, let me have a look at you. You sure that you have [really trained]?'
You say, 'I have really trained.'
Sugal The Fist says 'I see that you were right. Well, you'll need all of those skills for the next round of your training. You've proven you could survive where frogloks do not flourish. Now let's see how adept you are in our own elements. Go find Guja Master Therik in Lake Rathetear. And by in, I do mean IN. But watch out for the barbarians nearby. Ha! That old war dog. Take him this as a gift. I'm sure he'll get the joke.'
He gives you Therik's Tooth (LORE, NO DROP).
Guja Master Therik is at the bottom of Lake Rathetear, around location 75, 1530, somewhat southwest of the Barbarian camp where the Totemic Armor quests are given. (The Barbarians conned indifferent, so I assume he only warns you about them to give you an idea of where to search.) Find him and give him the tooth.
Guja Master Therik says 'Ha! Oh my, it's been awhile. So Sugal is still kicking, eh? Sending me frog teeth. . .what a pain he is. Hmm . . .something wrong? Oh! You haven't fully developed your [amphibious abilities]. I'll get to the point.'
You say, 'What amphibious abilities?'
Guja Master Therik says 'That's why you're here, recruit! The lake is a great place to train swimming and aquatic combat. And those skills are core to the Guja way of life. We use land and sea to assault our foes. Whoops. . .I'm going on again. Let's get to your [training].'
You say, 'What training?'
Guja Master Therik says 'First off, you need to get your swimming as high as possible. Get it to 130 and we can start. The numbers? Oh, that's just Sugal's own little accounting. Tell me when your [swimming] is [ready].'
You say, 'My swimming is ready.'
Guja Master Therik says 'Good! Kick those legs. Ready for your first amphibious attack? Good. Gnolls wander all around the lake edge. Conceal yourself in the water. Stalk them. Slay them. Then bring me 4 of their tongues to show you've done your work.'
The gnolls at the camp near the South Karana zone drop these tongues. They call /con'd green to me at level 28. I had to kill perhaps 15-20 to get four tongues. The only difficulty was the tendency of the shaman mobs to flee at SoW speeds into the lake, where latency made pursuit difficult, but if you wait on the shore they will return.
Return to Therik and hand him the four NO DROP Gnoll Tongues. He will hand you an item called First Marker.
Guja Master Therik says 'Good trophies those are. Let's test your skills again. This time, the target is up to you. But you must fight only in the water. Hunt the fish and goblins that fill this lake. Find me 4 lake pebbles. The aquatics here swallow them as ballast. Bring them back and I'll know you've slit some bellies.'
The Lake Pebbles are NO DROP blue stones (they look like Lambent stones) that drop off the fish and aqua goblins around the lake. (I got three from fish, one from a goblin.) The difficulty is finding and targeting the fish, given the limited visibility and latency problems in the water; it took me at least an hour. I would suggest bribing a tracker to come with you, which would probably cut this part of the quest to ten minutes.
Return again to Therik and hand him the four Lake Pebbles; he will return a Second Marker.
Guja Master Therik says 'Sugal is an amazing judge of talent. Take this second marker for the moment. But, unfortunately, we must follow procedure. Every Guja is required to prove their ability in the water beyond a doubt. And only a fight will do. Give me both of your markers and your Guja token when you are ready. I'll call a beast from deep within the lake. Make sure to take the creature's eye. . .assuming you live. I will want it as proof of your success.'
Hand in the two markers and your Guja Token, and a Lake Lurker immediately spawns. This looks like a large hammerhead shark and was a dark blue con to level 28. Just to be on the safe side, I had a level 62 druid friend give me buffs and stand by, but I don't think I would have had too much trouble handling it solo at that level. Interestingly, my friend reported that the beast appears to be immune to snare spells.
Loot the eye (what is it called? and turn it in to Therik for your Notched Gukta Token.
Guja Master Therik says 'Well done. You have earned a notch for your token, warrior. You are but a step away from joining our ranks. But that step is a long one. Practice your skills, for they will need to be very advanced. Then return to Sugal and give him your token.'
|Submitted by: Sleana Syzgleamer|
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