Marda's Secret Mission  

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Time:4 hours
Level:9
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Money
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    Era:Original
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    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
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    Entered: Fri Nov 10 13:05:09 2000
    Modified: Thu Feb 10 15:34:45 2011
    This quest begins with Marda in the Shaman guild hall of Oggok.

    After completing the captain necklace turn-in with Emissary Glib in the quest "The Emissary", he says:

    Emissary Glib says 'Oooh!! .. You have dispatched the slayer captain. It will take them time to reorganize the slayers. During this time the froglok foragers can gather more provisions for Guk. Please take this as a token of my people's appreciation. Your standing with my brethren has grown. As for Marda's information.. within Grobb lies my aide, Groak. He was captured. Tell him Glib sent you.'

    The froglok he refers to is "a prisoner" who's found near the jewelry vendor in Grobb. Say to him, "Glib sent me".

    You say, 'Hail, a prisoner'

    a prisoner says 'Rrrribit.. Please, let me go!! I don't want to be eaten!!'

    You say, 'Glib sent me'

    a prisoner says 'Liessss. ...Groakk.. I do not believe you!! Bring me proof. Bring me the necklace of a basher!! ..Groakk..'

    He tells you he doesn't believe you and to prove you are legitimate. To prove it to him, hand him the necklace of a Troll basher. This is the "Intestine Necklace" that drops from Basher guards in Grobb and in Innothule Swamp.

    (Is the Intestine Necklace really needed? Does it drop from any low level mobs or just the higher level Bashers?)

    Upon handing in the necklace, he gives you an Empty Vial to be taken to Forager Grikk in Innothule Swamp. (you may also receive a Hopper Spear for this turn-in):

    a prisoner .Groak.. So you are a friend to the froglok. ..Grooakk.. I am soon to die. My precious legs are a delicacy here. Before I go I must contact my brother Grikk. He is a froglok forager in Innothule. Give him this vial. He will know what it means.

    You gain experience!!

    Take the vial to Forager Grikk.

    You say, 'Hail, Forager Grikk'

    Forager Grikk says 'Grikk.. Please leave me be. I but a humble forager. My people are starving.'

    Forager Grikk says 'grrrikk.. This is Groak's vial!! He must be in danger. Here. Return this liquid to him. Be quick!'

    Your faction standing with Frogloks of Guk got better.

    You receive "Ochre Liquid" which you need to take back to the prisoner

    a prisoner .Grooak.. You have done much to help me. This will come in handy soon. Thank you. Here is Marda's information. Take it to her. They must know. Farewell.

    The prisoner will then give you one of two different possible notes (both have the same outcome) (name of the alternate note needed).



    Zimbittle

    One possible note involves Zimbittle (a female troll in Innothule Swamp) and how she's teaching the Lizardman Mystics to fight Ogres. Take the note to Marda who will insist you kill Zimbittle:

    Marda says 'I see you finally decided to return. Hmmm. What is this? Those little hoppers have done well. What!! So the troll scum have been aiding our foes, the lizards!! The lizard mystics are trained by this troll shaman called Zimbittle. Find him!! Kill him. Bring me his shaman pouch!! Now!!'

    Your faction standing with Shamen Of War got better.

    You receive a low level spell at this point.

    Return to her with Zimbittle's Pouch as proof of her death:

    Marda says ' Ahhh!! Good work. You are a bright one. Now let us see if you can master this spell. Learn it well and may it bring you much glory.'

    You faction standing with Shaman Of War got better.

    You receive another low level spell.



    Dorn B`Dynn

    The other possible note involves Dorn B`Dynn (a dark elf in North Ro). Upon handing this note to Marda:

    Marda say 'What is this? More information? There seems to be a larger plan in the making. B'Dynn sounds like a Dark Elf name. I do not like the sound of this. You must go quickly to North Ro. Find this Dark Elf. Find out what he knows, any way you can.'

    You faction standing with Shaman Of War got better.

    You receive a low level spell at this point.

    Take the note to Dorn B`Dynn in North Ro:

    Dorn B`Dynn says 'Just who are you? Do you expect some sort of courteous greeting? I have no time for idle chitchat!! Either you are here to attend to business or you seek shelter, which is it?'

    You say, ' I am here to attend to business'

    Dorn B`Dynn says 'So, business is your mission! I have never met you. Who sent you?'

    You say, 'Zimbittle sent me'

    Dorn B`Dynn says 'I do not know if I could trust you. You certainly do not look as though you are from Grobb, although your stench does hint of that place. If you are truly sent by Zimbittle, what is the passwrod?'

    You say, 'Mukk'

    Dorn B'Dynn says 'So you were sent by Zimbittle. Take this note Kraagia of Da Bashers in Grobb. Do not lose the note. If it were to fall into the wrong hands of [Goonda], this whole plan could be disrupted. Now, leave, I can no longer tolerate you foul stench!'

    You receive a sealed note (called what?) that reads:

    Dorn, it is imperative for Grobb to send a small detachment of Bashers to raid the ogre encampment in the Western Plains of Karana. During the melee, an Ogre traitor shall retrieve the Crystal Shard from the stone and return it Neriak Foreign Quarter. Do so at once. Let no one keep the traitor from his escape. Beware the Oggok Shaman Marda has dispatched an agent also.
    Nezzka Tolax The Dead

    You say, 'Who is Goonda?'

    Dorn B'Dynn says 'In the western planes of Karana, you will find Goonda. He seems to be the Ogre shaman in charge out there.'

    If you take this note to Marda, she'll tell you to kill Zimbittle and bring proof of her death. Upon turning in Zimbittle's Pouch to Marda:

    Marda says ' Ahhh!! Good work. You are a bright one. Now let us see if you can master this spell. Learn it well and may it bring you much glory.'

    You faction standing with Shaman Of War got better.

    You receive a low level spell.
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    # Feb 10 2011 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
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    Quote:
    The prisoner will then give you one of two different possible notes (both have the same outcome) (names of notes needed).


    I got Tattered Note [Note To Glib]
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    continued dialogues
    # Feb 10 2011 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
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    You say, 'Hail, a prisoner'

    a prisoner says 'Rrrribit.. Please, let me go!! I don't want to be eaten!!'

    You say, 'glib sent me'

    a prisoner says 'Liessss. ...Groakk.. I do not believe you!! Bring me proof. Bring me the necklace of a basher!! ..Groakk..'

    a prisoner .Groak.. So you are a friend to the froglok. ..Grooakk.. I am soon to die. My precious legs are a delicacy here. Before I go I must contact my brother Grikk. He is a froglok forager in Innothule. Give him this vial. He will know what it means.
    You gain experience!!

    The turn in to Forager Grikk:

    You say, 'Hail, Forager Grikk'

    Forager Grikk says 'Grikk.. Please leave me be. I but a humble forager. My people are starving.'

    Forager Grikk says 'grrrikk.. This is Groak's vial!! He must be in danger. Here. Return this liquid to him. Be quick!'
    Your faction standing with Frogloks of Guk got better.
    You gain experience!!

    You say, 'Ochre Liquid'

    Return to a prisoner to turn in the Ochre liquid:

    a prisoner .Grooak.. You have done much to help me. This will come in handy soon. Thank you. Here is Marda's information. Take it to her. They must know. Farewell.
    You gain experience!!

    Turn in to Marda:

    Marda says 'I see you finally decided to return. Hmmm. What is this? Those little hoppers have done well. What!! So the troll scum have been aiding our foes, the lizards!! The lizard mystics are trained by this troll shaman called Zimbittle. Find him!! Kill him. Bring me his shaman pouch!! Now!!'
    Your faction standing with Shamen Of War got better.
    You gain experience!!

    You say, 'Spell: Drowsy'

    Kill Zimbittle and return to Marda for the turn in:


    Your faction standing with Broken Skull Clan got better.
    Zimbittle's corpse says 'Curse you!! Da bashers will have yer head.

    --You have looted Zimbittle's Pouch.--

    Marda says 'Ahhh!! Good work. You are a bright one. Now let us see if you can master this spell. Learn it well and may it bring you much glory.'
    Your faction standing with Shamen Of War got better.
    You gain experience!!

    You say, 'Spell: Spirit of Bear'
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    did it for faction..but
    # Aug 17 2007 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
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    Wish I could cut and paste.. but since I cant..
    The item you return to a_prisoner in Grobb is called : Ochre Liquid.
    You get a note from a_prisoner and bring it to Marda. Upon turn in:

    Marda say 'What is this? More information? There seems to be a larger plan in the making. B'Dyn sounds like a Dark Elf name. I do not like the sound of this. You must go quickly to North Ro. Find this Dark Elf. Find out what he knows, any way you can.
    You faction standing with Shaman Of War got better.
    You gain experience!!
    (I received spell Summon Drink)

    Dorn B'Dynn says 'Just who are you? Do you expect some sort of courteous greeting? I have no time for idle chitchat!! Either you are here to attend to business or you seek shelter, which is it?'
    You say, ' I am here to attend to business'
    Dorn B'Dynn says 'So, business is your mission! I have never met you. Who sent you?'
    You say, 'Zimbittle sent me'
    Dorn B'Dynn says 'I do not know if I could trust you. You certainly do not look as though you are from Grobb, although your stench does hint of that place. If you are truly sent by Zimbittle, what is the passwrod?'

    I looked up Dorn B'Dynn on this website to get the following :
    You say, 'Mukk'

    Dorn B'Dynn says 'So you were sent by Zimbittle. Take this note Kraagia of Da Bashers in Grobb. Do not lose the note. If it were to fall into the wrong hands of [Goonda], this whole plan could be disrupted. Now, leave, I can no longer tolerate you foul stench!

    gives you "a sealed note"
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    You say 'Who is Goonda?'

    Dorn B'Dynn says'In the western planes of Karana, you will find Goonda. He seems to be the Ogre shaman in charge out there.

    Note he gives you reads:
    Dorn, Iy is imperative for Grobb to send a small detachment of Bashers to raid the ogre encampment in the Western Plains of Karana. During the melee, an Ogre Trator shall retrieve the Crystal Shard from the stone and return it Neriak Foreing Quater. Do so at once. Let no one keep the traitor from his escape. Beware the Oggock Shaman Marda has dispatched an agent also.
    Nezzka Tolax The Dead


    When you turn in Zimbittles bag to Marda you get :

    Marda says ' Ahhh!! Good work. You are a bright one. Now let us see if you can master this spell. Learn it well and may it bring you much glory.'
    You faction standing with Shaman Of War got better.
    You gain experience!!
    (I received spell Endure Disease)

    My point to doing this task was to raise OggokCitizens faction. That does not happen anywhere along the quest line.
    Meh
    # Jun 28 2005 at 8:58 AM Rating: Default
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    Bloody soe ruined everything with froggy expansion. Old school ogre quests gone.. Loved getting forager bag. =(
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    Broken quest
    # Oct 10 2003 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
    The Troll slayers no longer appear in Innothule Swamp. Is this quest broken or what?
    RE: Broken quest
    # Jan 05 2004 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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    As of January 5th 2004, they are spawning. Saw bunches of em near Gukta.
    Nice Bag
    # Apr 21 2003 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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    This quest gave me a nice bag that had 10 capacity, 25% weight reducition, but only takes small-sized items. Still, it's quite equal... Dont know if I did the whole quest, but whatever, the bag is better than some lvl 1 spells! =)
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    This Quest
    # Mar 11 2003 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
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    I'd just like to comment on something,

    The reason this quest sucks so horribly bad is because it's a crappy quest that has been in the game since release and never updated.

    *Very* little content for Ogre/Trolls
    Grikk's location...
    # Oct 21 2001 at 9:35 AM Rating: Default
    I logged in as I was camped at the entrance to Guk-top, and saw Grikk standing at the swamp water's edge; directly straight out of Guk-top. WEll, I killed him and he dropeed an undead froglok tongue (He wasn't undead, though).
    #ThunderDaenn, Posted: Jun 15 2003 at 5:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) First of all, u're not supposed to kill Grikk...2nd of all it's Gukta...not Guk-top. Try getting your facts straight before you make yourself look stupid.
    RE: Grikk's location...
    # Jun 22 2003 at 9:43 AM Rating: Good
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    Hmmm if you lok at the date of the post it was 2001! So there was no Gukta then. Get your facts straight before you look stupid.
    box
    # Oct 16 2001 at 2:58 PM Rating: Default
    a year or so ago u could get a box that was 25% wt reduction as a reward for turning in the intestine necklace to glib...thing is there was a typo and the box was extremely uber b/c of it...anyone know if this has been fixed? if not i'm gonna be me anohter one =P
    Durbash
    # Sep 24 2001 at 4:49 PM Rating: Default
    Where can you find forager Grikk in the swamp give grid location please?
    Sucks!
    # Aug 14 2001 at 9:23 PM Rating: Default
    This quest is stupid! how come it's 4 lvl 9 through 60, and you only get 1st vl shaman spells?
    RE: Sucks!
    # Aug 12 2002 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
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    because you should be around that level to A.get xp and B.Kill the things asked to be killed. Duh. Also when your NOT twinked or money is not thrown at you. sometimes you buy only important spells and you can quest ofr others. But yes, Generally it sucks (the reward does) - but the lvl is supposed to be for what you have to kill.
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    RE: Sucks!
    # Aug 13 2002 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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    i'm not a twink, and i think this quest stinks. by the time you get to the level required for this quest, you should have plenty of money for any lvl 1 spells you dont have yet. I do believe that some of these quests at lower levels should be revamped to be more appropriate; not necessarily uber, just be worth the troublr to do it, say instead of lvl 1 spells, maybe a lvl 9 spell.
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    Troll faction??
    # Aug 02 2001 at 12:25 AM Rating: Default
    Hi I have a lvl 32 troll shaman and would like to get my faction up with Ogers for Alchemy reasions. Is there any quests that will help me do this with out. Blowing my Grobb faction?

    Please help
    #Friar GenesisPOrridge, Posted: Aug 19 2002 at 7:31 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Just go to Thurg.
    What's da loc ?
    # May 12 2001 at 5:37 AM Rating: Default
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    What's da locs of Prakk's tower and Bouncer Keep pls ?
    Wheres da loc ?
    # May 12 2001 at 5:35 AM Rating: Default
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    More to the quest
    # Jun 30 2000 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
    When you take the jar to Grikk in the swamp, you may get a different note which you are supposed to give to Marda in Oggok. The note says something about Dorn B'Dynn in North Ro and when you give it to Marda she tells you to go and get some information out of Dorn. If you go to Dorn you can get a letter from him detailing a conspiracy between the trolls and dark elves to steal a crystal shard from the West Karana ogre encampment. Dorn tells you to give it to Kragia in Da Bashers guild, but that has no effect. If you give it to Goonda I beleive it has no effect; although I think it might. It also has no effect to give the letter to Marda. Either the quest is broken; or I'm wrong about Goonda, or there may be another NPC to give it to.
    More to the quest
    # May 17 2017 at 5:53 AM Rating: Decent
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    Slagar Da'Cruel wrote:
    When you take the jar to Grikk in the swamp, you may get a different note which you are supposed to give to Marda in Oggok. The note says something about Dorn B'Dynn in North Ro and when you give it to Marda she tells you to go and get some information out of Dorn. If you go to Dorn you can get a letter from him detailing a conspiracy between the trolls and dark elves to steal a crystal shard from the West Karana ogre encampment. Dorn tells you to give it to Kragia in Da Bashers guild, but that has no effect. If you give it to Goonda I beleive it has no effect; although I think it might. It also has no effect to give the letter to Marda. Either the quest is broken; or I'm wrong about Goonda, or there may be another NPC to give it to.

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    This quest still works, my shaman finished the Froglok portion the last week of April 2017. I guess I was lucky when doing the quest twice, I got one each of the two notes Groak gives you to turn in to Marda. Either one let's you finish the quest and yes the reward isn't worth it. I have a better write up in the EQ forums about my experience under the Time Locked Progression Servers, in the "Unsolved Mysteries" thread.
    The note that mentions Dorn in Nro, when you turn it in, Marda wants you to investigate Dorn and report to her what he is doing.

    You will need to be amiable with the Indigo Brotherhood to get Dorn's note to turn in to Kragia and yes, Dorn spells it correctly now instead of the Kraagia spelling above. Kragia will not accept the note. Kragia is a warrior GM and I even did this on a Troll warrior as well, he still refuses the note.

    My 52 shaman that's doing this quest raised his Greenblood faction to max ally and tried to turn the note into Chief Goonda in West Karana. Goonda refused the note and basically shoos you away when you ask about [the enchantment of the stone]. Back in PoP days just before LoY there were no quest brackets around those words. Marda still refuses the note.

    This quest does have to lead somewhere, some dev went to the trouble of correcting the spelling of Kragia and probably another dev put the brackets in Goonda's speech. Why make any corrections to a broken quest?

    Dorn's note mentions an Ogre traitor that's going steal the Crystal Shard (Dark Crystal Easter Egg?) and take it to Neriak Foreign quarter. There is one Ogre npc, who I think is the "Ogre Traitor" his name is Uglan and is part of the "Crude Stein" quest.

    I'm in it for the story, the reward most likely will be(knowing my luck)a minor healing spell, one copper or a rusty dagger, I still don't care, I've been dabbling in this for years and would like to finish it. After Agnarr server dies down a bit and I get bored LFG, I'll try and post quest quotes, but most are already in this thread.
    More to the quest
    # May 19 2017 at 5:58 PM Rating: Excellent
    Wrukk wrote:
    Slagar Da'Cruel wrote:
    When you take the jar to Grikk in the swamp, you may get a different note which you are supposed to give to Marda in Oggok. The note says something about Dorn B'Dynn in North Ro and when you give it to Marda she tells you to go and get some information out of Dorn. If you go to Dorn you can get a letter from him detailing a conspiracy between the trolls and dark elves to steal a crystal shard from the West Karana ogre encampment. Dorn tells you to give it to Kragia in Da Bashers guild, but that has no effect. If you give it to Goonda I beleive it has no effect; although I think it might. It also has no effect to give the letter to Marda. Either the quest is broken; or I'm wrong about Goonda, or there may be another NPC to give it to.

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    This quest still works, my shaman finished the Froglok portion the last week of April 2017. I guess I was lucky when doing the quest twice, I got one each of the two notes Groak gives you to turn in to Marda. Either one let's you finish the quest and yes the reward isn't worth it. I have a better write up in the EQ forums about my experience under the Time Locked Progression Servers, in the "Unsolved Mysteries" thread.
    The note that mentions Dorn in Nro, when you turn it in, Marda wants you to investigate Dorn and report to her what he is doing.

    You will need to be amiable with the Indigo Brotherhood to get Dorn's note to turn in to Kragia and yes, Dorn spells it correctly now instead of the Kraagia spelling above. Kragia will not accept the note. Kragia is a warrior GM and I even did this on a Troll warrior as well, he still refuses the note.

    My 52 shaman that's doing this quest raised his Greenblood faction to max ally and tried to turn the note into Chief Goonda in West Karana. Goonda refused the note and basically shoos you away when you ask about [the enchantment of the stone]. Back in PoP days just before LoY there were no quest brackets around those words. Marda still refuses the note.

    This quest does have to lead somewhere, some dev went to the trouble of correcting the spelling of Kragia and probably another dev put the brackets in Goonda's speech. Why make any corrections to a broken quest?

    Dorn's note mentions an Ogre traitor that's going steal the Crystal Shard (Dark Crystal Easter Egg?) and take it to Neriak Foreign quarter. There is one Ogre npc, who I think is the "Ogre Traitor" his name is Uglan and is part of the "Crude Stein" quest.

    I'm in it for the story, the reward most likely will be(knowing my luck)a minor healing spell, one copper or a rusty dagger, I still don't care, I've been dabbling in this for years and would like to finish it. After Agnarr server dies down a bit and I get bored LFG, I'll try and post quest quotes, but most are already in this thread.


    Can you point out what changes we need to make to the quest? Thanks.
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