Uklo's Magic (Illusion Guktan - good)  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Spell
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Era:Legacy of Ykesha
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Fri Aug 8 20:40:14 2003
Modified: Fri Aug 3 18:57:37 2018
Master Scribe Uklo is found at -1940, +450.

You say, 'Hail, Master Scribe Uklo'

Master Scribe Uklo says 'Well met! Welcome to Gukta, the Outpost of Marr -- our new home and base of operations for our fight to remove the trolls from the rest of our beautiful swamp. The liberation of Gukta was quite a battle! Many brave Froglok warriors, a good dose of [powerful magic] and the blessings of Mithaniel Marr allowed us to cleanse this place of the vile Trolls.'

You say, 'What powerful magic?'

Master Scribe Uklo says 'Our battle wizards called many comets of ice from the sky, along with bolts of pure magical force, brutal walls of flame and even [illusions] to confuse and disorient the stupid trolls.'

You say, 'What illusions?'

Master Scribe Uklo says 'A select few of Mithaniel's chosen know the secrets of spinning illusions. This skill allowed our bravest warriors to infiltrate the Troll's defenses and ensure victory. These are some of our most closely guarded secrets. We only [teach] them to a select few so they can better aid us in our battle.'

You say, 'Please teach me.'

Master Scribe Uklo says 'You must first [prove] yourself a friend of Gukta before I will teach you our secrets.'

You say, 'How do I prove myself a friend?'

Master Scribe Uklo says 'Very well, I will put your loyalty to the test. Long ago, a great hero of our people lost his life fighting the Trolls. He was in Rathe Mountains investigating a rumor that the Trolls were stockpiling special weapons in an effort to turn the tide of war back in their favor. He was ambushed by a group of troll marauders and their captain Krignok. He fought valiantly, slaying the marauders and eventually locking swords with the captain. But in the end, exhaustion got the better of him and he died by the troll's hand. The Krignok respected the froglok's ferocity and swore that they would one day finish their fight. So through a dark ritual the troll Captain locked the froglok's spirit in his own sword and broke it into 3 pieces. One piece he placed on the [battlefield] where they fought. The other piece he gave to an [infamous troll] warrior to guard. The location of the third piece has been lost over the time but there are [clues] as to where it may be.'

You say, 'What battlefield?'

Master Scribe Uklo says 'The Mountains of Rathe hold many stories. One of them is the story of froglok warrior Chalex for this is the place where he was killed. Find the place where his bones are kept and say aloud "I wish to recover what is lost" and if you are worthy you shall receive a gift.'

You say, 'What infamous troll?'

Master Scribe Uklo says 'Gribnor is one of the strongest trolls alive, he is also one of the shortest. His strength is the reason that the Troll Captain entrusted him with a piece of the sword because he knew that it would be almost impossible for anyone to take it away from him. Last we heard Gribnor had taken up residence in Neriak Third Gate along with the rest of those vile trolls. I warn you to be careful as allies of Gukta are not welcome in the home of Innoruuk's children.'

You say, 'What clues?'

Master Scribe Uklo says 'The troll captain spent some time in the lower part of Guk. Apparently he was trying to control the undead frogs there and use them against us. His plans did not see fruition and while trying to escape he dropped the sword blade. It is rumored that another explorer found it and the power drove him insane doomed to wander the halls of Lower Guk seeking only to destroy others. I believe you will find this to be the toughest piece to retrieve.'

First Piece

Go to 2585, -2040 in the Rathe Mountains. (50 minute respawn)

You say, 'I wish to recover what is lost.'
A spectral energy surrounds you as something appears before you.
A spectral pommel appears in your hands.

Second Piece

Go to Lower Guk and kill "a corrupted gnome explorer" at 1075, -750, -245.

A ghoulish figure rises from the explorer's corpse.

You say, 'Hail, a spectral shimmer'

A spectral shimmer says 'Thank you for releasing me, take this and find the rest if you truly wish to help me.' The spectral shimmer fades away.

Third Piece

Go to Neriak 3rd Gate and find Gribnor and his Thug at 1399, -1657 in a tower.

Gribnor`s Thug scowls at you, ready to attack -- he appears to be quite formidable.
You begin casting Pacification.
Your target looks unaffected.
You begin casting Dazzle.
Your target cannot be mesmerized.
You have been summoned!
You begin casting Forlorn Deeds.
Your target is immune to changes in its attack speed.
Gribnor`s Thug has been slain by ______!
Your faction standing with The Dead got better.
Your faction standing with Queen Cristanos Thex got better.
Your faction standing with King Naythox Thex got worse.
Your faction standing with Keepers of the Art got worse.
Your faction standing with Eldritch Collective got worse.
Your faction standing with Primordial Malice got worse.

Gribnor the Small has been slain by ______!
Your faction standing with Beta Neutral got better.
A ghoulish figure rises from Gribnor's corpse.

You say, 'Hail, a spectral shimmer'

A Spectral Shimmer says 'Take this final piece and hurry, my power gets weaker by the moment.' The spectral shimmer fades away.

Restore the Blade

Go back to Master Scribe Uklo in Gukta and give him the three pieces.

Master Scribe Uklo says 'I just can't believe that I am holding all three items. You are truly amazing. Now let me see. . . Seems the blade has been fused with some sort of material. We must remove this before the sword can be restored. I think this calls for an old recipe. Take this distiller and use it to mix some skyash bile and a pinch of drake lava powder together. You should be able to find the bile in the mountains of fire and the drake lava powder is best retrieved from fire drakes in the mountains of lava. Bring me the result and I should be able to restore this ancient weapon.'

You receive Uklo's Distiller. Kill fire drakes in Lavastorm Mountains for the Drake Lava Powder and skyash drakes in Skyfire Mountains for the Skyash Bile. Combine the powder and the bile in the distiller to create a Vial of Magical Blade Restorative. Give this to Uklo.

Uklo grins as you hand him the restorative. 'Words cannot describe what you have done. This is truly a wonderful day for our citizens. Now I can rebuild the sword and our hero can finally finish that which he started. Please, while this is more then enough proof of your loyalty, I must ask that you take this sword and place it in the remains. Return with proof that it has been done and I shall reward you with the knowledge you seek.'

You receive Marr's Retribution.

Redeem Chalex

Go back to Rathe Mountains and give the blade to "a pile of froglok remains."

A spectral figure appears emanating a powerful yet ghastly aura. Warrior Spirit Chalex says 'Your kindness has given me a chance to finish that which I started. While I thank thee for restoring my blade and bringing it to me I am not worthy to wield it until I have destroyed the one who killed me. Please hold my sword until I have redeemed myself by vanquishing the vile Troll Captain Krignok. Now I must ask that you protect me, I can feel his presence close by and once again he is not alone.'

He gives you back Marr's retribution.

Warrior Spirit Chalex shouts 'Come forth coward, this time we fight on equal terms!'

Krignok's undead minions shamble towards you slowly, littering the ground with rotting flesh.

Warrior Spirit Chalex shouts 'Give it up Krignok, you are outmatched when facing a paladin of Mithaniel Marr!'

Undead Captain Krignok shouts 'Your beliefs will find you dead by my hands once again frog!'

You must hold off the minions while Chalex and Krignok do battle. Chalex will defeat Krignok after about 20-30 seconds and despawn, reappearing as Chalex the Redeemed standing next to Master Scribe Uklo.

Troll Captain Krignok says, 'I yield Chalex, you are truly a worthy opponent.' Images of the dead whip around the air as Krignok returns to the spectral world taking any of his remaining minions with him. The Warrior Spirit thanks Mithaniel for a second chance as he stands before you redeemed. He then looks at you and asks for his sword.

You say, 'Hail, Chalex The Redeemed'

Chalex The Redeemed Looks at you longingly, hand outstretched.

Give him Marr's Retribution.

As Chalex takes the sword he begins to change. Old becomes new right before your eyes as the touch of Mithaniel reshapes the warrior spirit. 'Thank you again. Your kindness has allowed my spirit to go home. Please show this to my people so they will have a memory of what you have done.'

Waving goodbye Chalex The Redeemed disappears just as quickly as he appeared.

You receive A Spectral Memory.

Final Reward

Go back to Uklo in the Rathe Mountains and give him the spectral memory.

Uklo kneels before you as tears of happiness roll down his face. 'I thank you. Since our creation it has been rare that we have received such kindness. You will always be welcome in our city and future generations will croak the story of your greatness. Please take this as a small token of my gratitude you have truly earned it.'

You receive Spell: Illusion Guktan.
Submitted by: Zusuz, Veledrara, Paanar
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Spirit Spawn
# Jul 30 2018 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
Undocumented above, the memory of Chalix spawns next to Master Scribe Uklo when u do teh final turn in for the spell; he is not responding to my hails
Soloable on Agnarr by 65 enchanter
# Jul 19 2018 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
17 posts
I just finished soloing this quest 2 minutes ago on Agnarr.

A few tips:

1) The Pile of bones in rathe mountains is on a 50 minute respawn.

2) For the fight in Neriak, wait til the dark elf leaves the room, charm the big troll and sic him on the little troll, haste him then spam rune of zebuxoruk. When the dark elf comes back, mez him, (make sure you hail the shimmering dude to get teh quest piece before you gate out).

3) When you turn in the sword to teh pile of bones in Rathe mountains, some serious trolls will spawn on you, kite them away and they will despawn, then just hurry back to where the bone pile was and give the sword to frog who will have spawned there (not the human).
Faction hit
# Dec 13 2013 at 12:53 PM Rating: Good
969 posts
Gribnor the Small has been slain by ______!
Your faction standing with Beta Neutral got better.
A ghoulish figure rises from Gribnor's corpse.

killing this npc does not affect beta neutral faction any more. I just tested it. no faction hit at all.
Correction on Dialogue
# Sep 18 2010 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
149 posts
In lower Guk the text is:
A spectral shimmer says 'Take this final piece and hurry, my power gets weaker by the moment.' the spectral shimmer fades away.
Hope you enjoy (This recipe is a trademark by Nightmares Inc., all rights reserved.) :-D
Ronnie McGiver?
# Apr 14 2010 at 1:37 AM Rating: Good
54 posts
Both enchanters I've completed this quest for have spawned an NPC named Ronnie McGiver on top of Chalex the Redeemed. He asks in a bracket if you [want a task] but doesn't respond to anything I said?
Tunare (E'ci)
*Retired* -=Torgayeth "Darkheart" Rocilayn=- 85 Paladin
*Retired* -=Gathrekha Vekanesh=- 81 Enchanter | AKA "The Chicken Chanter"

Firiona Vie (Roleplaying Server)
-=Galkharasi Szragodesca=- 80 Necromancer | AKA "Psychotic Sovereign"
last turn in
# Jan 05 2009 at 12:25 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
at the last turn in, next to Master Scribe Uklo, a mob spawns "the Memory of Chalex"

doesn't respond to hail
blue to lv 70
and cant cast spells on it
# Sep 23 2008 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Of course, now.... the pile of froglok remains has disappeared... so, looks like I'm done with this quest :(
# Jan 24 2010 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
I also completed the quest today with my chanter and the pile of remains did de-spawn, but just wait a few hours and it spawns again. Happy hunting.
# Nov 27 2008 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I just did this today and it still works.
Uklo’s Magic - Good
# Sep 23 2008 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
LVL 80 DE Chanter here... I tried to do hand in after I got all 3 pieces but Ulko keep telling me he has no need for this... Did anyone else have the same issue? He conned indiff to me so shouldnt be a faction thing. I followed some of the post below and changed my turn-in order (1st 2nd 3rd, 1st 3rd 2nd, etc) but he still wont take em... Any suggestions?
# Sep 23 2008 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I was having the same problems, but then I re-illusioned myself to High Elf and he took all three pieces. I'm a DE chanter Agnostic. The evil version was broken, so I am trying the Good version... try and re-illusion yourself ;) It will work!
Last Turnin
# Apr 25 2008 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Still Works but final turnin is in Rathe not Gukta??? he is a guktan *grin*
Illusion Guktan
# Nov 18 2007 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Completed today. I started well over a year ago and just never got back to it.

I finished shorty, got the bile, ash and did the turn in. Worked well
Spawn times longer than originally posted
# Oct 03 2007 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
Information concerning current spawn times seems to be incorrect. I waited for approximately four hours today for the remains, but they did eventually spawn so they are still in game.
Also, I completed the quest so it is still working with the frogloks in Rathe.

Edited, Oct 3rd 2007 10:04pm by AllSilveryBlue
Gribnor Fight
# Jul 18 2007 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
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For those who belly ache that this is not doable at 52, I would have to disagree, it is very much doable, with a little luck.

Today I went for the 'toughest' part and fought Gribnor the Small. While I did not succeed solo, I got close enough to know it's possible.

Here is what I did.

1) Bind at zone line.
2) Charm Guard 1, sic on Gribnor. When your charmed pet get's near 5%, gate to the zone. Wait for him to die and then zone.
3) Run back and buff up. You can try rune and other AC buffs, but at 52 unless you have uber gear it won't make much difference.
Make sure you have these spells on your bar. Tash, Shiftless Deeds, Gasping Embrace, Berserker Spirit, Allure, and Swift like the Wind. This is the order I had them on my bar, but you can have any order. I also had Rune V and Gate ready, but they made little difference.
4) Charm the other guard and sic him immediately on Gribnor. (You can change target to Gribnor mid-cast if you use your Target Nearest NPC key. Clicking doesn't work.)
5) Tash and Slow Gribnor. Only in one of the three fights did I have Gribnor out-right resist my slow and it stuck the second time. He will mitigate it though, so you will see the "Mostly" message.
6) Cast SLTW and Berzerker Spirit on your charmed pet. Keep recasting Berzerker Spirit as it refreshes.
7) Throw Gasping Embrace on Gribnor. This was the only spell I actually had trouble getting to stick.
8) Keep rebuffing Berzerker Strength and watch Gribnor die a horrible death.

Now, as I said, I did not successfully do this completely. I started off at 31% into level and when I was at 5% I decided to call in my cleric friend and his mage wife came along and it was easy with the charmed pet. However, I did see Gribnor drop to 25%, 14% and 8% on three fights before Charm broke. That's the kicker part... with the hastened guard, I lasted maybe 4 rounds after charm broke and couldn't get off gate or Rune to continue the fight. If I had a little more of an exp buffer, I might have continued trying to solo this.... but it is doable... just gotta hope Charm sticks. (The time he was at 8% would have been a success if I had nuked more, but I didn't want to attract too much attention).

Oh, and he was dubious to a Dark Elf Enchanter. So Illusion Dark Elf could help to get close enough to charm the guard.

Best of luck to all. And remember, don't play cookie cutter characters... ingenuity is the key to playing well.
Location Correction
# May 29 2007 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, May 29th 2007 10:25pm by AkkiMourningwillow
Akki Mourningwillow
70 Enchanter
Fennin Ro
# Feb 21 2007 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Against my better judgement I decided to start this quest today. I went through the dialogue and headed to the location for the first step. I say the key phrase and nothing happens. I move around the area continuously spouting out the key phrase and still nothing ... I've been doing this for the past 30 minutes ... and nothing ... what the hell is going on?

Yes, I am saying the correct key phrase. "I wish to recover what is lost"

UPDATE: Ok so minutes after I posted this 'a pile of froglok remains' spawned at the location. Either someone did this right before I arrived or it spawns and despawns throughout an EQ day. Either way, it would be good information to add that this NPC needs to be there in order for the phrase to work! I was running around going crazy because I just thought it was broken, nothing was ever included in the walkthrough about this NPC.

Edited, Feb 21st 2007 3:29pm by kyos
# Nov 29 2006 at 10:41 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
YAY....thank you, that worked. Can't remember which order worked for me but just kept trying until one did.

Smiles, Kajreena
Not Bugged
# Nov 27 2006 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I had the same problem. Uklo would say he did not need the pieces and hand them back. When I hailed, he said to hurry and finish. I tried several times, then did them in a different order (sorry, I don't remember which) and it worked.
uklo's hand-in
# Nov 24 2006 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Tried to give Uklo the three pcs of the sword today and he just gives them back. Hailed him and he just tells me to go do what he asked. GM said he can't confirm if the quest is working or bugged. Any one else having problems with this quest?

THanks, Kajreena
# Sep 28 2006 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
276 posts
Need confirmation this quest still exists after the trolls reconquered Grobb, current dialogues, current faction hits if any, /loc of quest mobs, etc.

this quest does still exist, didnt notice a change in any of the dialogues.. just did for my chanter today.. Uklo's new loc is: -1937, +452 .. faction hits for handing in the 3 pieces of the sword were:
+Guktan Suppliers
+Protectors of Gukta
+High Council of Gukta
+Lorekeepers of Gukta
+Guktan Elders

..same faction hits for handing in the Vial of Magical Blade Restorative
and the A Spectral Memory .. also gain exp on all hand ins (obviously!)
and, upon handing in the "A Spectral Memory" "the Memory of Chalex" spawned.. red to 44, indiff to wood elf illusion..
# Aug 24 2006 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
Did this quest today, pretty simple. The only difficult fight is Gribnok, and he can be easily dispatched by just charming and hasting one of his bodyguards.

Beware that when the final battle between Chalex and the troll ends, the undead trolls don't despawn for nearly a full minute sometimes. Be prepared for this fight with some sort of movement speed increaser, and you'll be able to kite them without ever taking damage or disrupting the event. Just kite until the trolls disappear; Chalex won't go anywhere until you hand him the sword.
Master Tinker Shen Biddlewuffins - Gnomish Enchanter of Tunare

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for everquest"
Quest still exists, but hard for L52-L53
# Jun 05 2006 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
This quest is murder at L53, especially the last fight. I had a L70 Beastlord along, and she barely made it out with 9 percent.

The quest does still exist, the Guktan you hail is now in Rathe, that part of the quest works great.

Everquest Info

Still exists
# Feb 02 2006 at 1:16 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
I just did this quest today for my chanter. I had my shaman there with me but that was just over kill. Nice to have the spell now.
# Oct 29 2005 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
811 posts
Hailed the spirit in LGuk (evil side BTW) and the emote was "%T looks at you as if he doesnt understand" and thats it nothing, no item bah bah
RE: Grrr
# Dec 28 2005 at 5:04 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
same here. got first piece without a problem, but this frog in guk just doesnt understand me. wtf?
Soloing this Quest
# Oct 17 2005 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
Still exists.. Did it as a 70 Chanter solo..

Gnome explorer.. Had Air Elem illusion on, floated down the ladder, took out his pet 1st, then had pet attack Gnome, VERY high MR, so I just kept casting Uproar on pet and let it melee him to death.. no biggy

Hardest part was Gribnor.. runed myself, just charmed a guard then had him attack Gribnor and other guard and get killed, gated, came back charmed and hasted other guard had him attack Gribnor while I nuke .. went down smooth.. I would wait til the roaming guard leaves tho.. don't need the add

Drakes.. pet just took them out

Chalex.. just runed myself.. have 100K lizzy (probably sow by 70ish player would do the same), ran around in circle kiting around the area.. no biggy
Does this still exist
# Sep 27 2005 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
126 posts

Does this quest still exist?

I've just returned to EQ after a year's absence. I have the Fused Sword Blade in my bank, the drake lava powder, and the skyash bile but no distiller.

Bob's Quick Guide to the Apostrophe, you idiots
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