Evil Research  

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Level:10
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Tradeskill
Faction Required:
Dark Bargainers (Min: Indifferent)
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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 Jun 16 18:16:32 2000
    Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
    Smith Tv`Ysa may be found at +2095, -1200 post-revamp.

    You say, 'Hail, Smith Tv`ysa'

    Smith Tv`ysa says 'I am Tv`ysa, guardian of the [Concordance of Research].'

    You say, 'What Concordance of Research?'

    Smith Tv`ysa says 'The 'Concordance of Research' is an aid to those who follow the path of academia. It, and its sister books, 'Runes and Research', volumes I and II, help those who are [interested] in researching spells.'

    You say, 'I am interested.'

    Smith Tv`ysa says 'I have several copies of each book. If you want a copy of 'Runes and Research', volume I or II, bring me a lightstone and I will give you whichever book I have more of at the moment. Bring me a greater lightstone, and I will give you a copy of the 'Concordance of Research.''

    Hand in a Lightstone:

    Smith Tv`ysa says 'A lightstone ? Thank you very much. Here is a copy of 'Runes and Research' for you.'
    Your faction standing with Dark Bargainers has been adjusted by 10.
    Your faction standing with Dreadguard Outer has been adjusted by 1.
    Your faction standing with Dreadguard Inner has been adjusted by 1.
    You gain experience!!

    Hand in a Greater Lightstone:

    Smith Tv`ysa says 'A greater lightstone? Thank you very much. Here is a 'Concordance of Research' for you.'
    Your faction standing with Dark Bargainers has been adjusted by 10.
    Your faction standing with Dreadguard Outer has been adjusted by 1.
    Your faction standing with Dreadguard Inner has been adjusted by 1.
    You gain experience!!

    At Dubious she says:
    Smith Tv`ysa says, 'After all the things you've done... the things you believe in... leave my shop!'

    At Apprehensive she says:
    Smith Tv`ysa says, 'I didn't know Slime could speak common. Go back to the sewer before I lose my temper.'
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    # Oct 14 2016 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
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    Faction boosts for both greater and normal lightstones are the same:

    Dark Bargainers +20
    Dreadguard Outer +2
    Dreadguard Inner +2
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    Factions
    # Oct 15 2016 at 3:41 AM Rating: Good
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    Bofor the Eccentric wrote:
    Faction boosts for both greater and normal lightstones are the same:
    Dark Bargainers +20
    Dreadguard Outer +2
    Dreadguard Inner +2

    Updated, thanks! Actual faction hits are +10 and +1 since double faction is running on live servers at the moment.
    Not in yet on phinny
    # Dec 15 2015 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
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    Can confirm that this npc, and the good version npc in north karana, are not in yet in classic era on phinny. I heard they get put in in kunark....
    Still works 12/2014
    # Dec 02 2014 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
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    I took my bard and my goodie wizard out to confirm this.
    "A soft mist surrounds you." is bard invis (Shauri's Sonorous Clouding)
    Buy prices are dependent on faction and charisma, but with defiant gear, most will have enough charisma to get best prices, even with apprehensive vendors.
    This is a vendor in PoK, but they will all have the same prices.

    [Tue Dec 02 19:16:54 2014] Logging to 'eqlog.txt' is now *ON*.
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:08 2014] You say, 'I am a froglok wizard of Mithaniel Marr'
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:13 2014] You say, 'Hail, Smith Tv`ysa'
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:14 2014] Smith Tv`ysa says 'I didn't know Slime could speak common. Go back to the sewer before I lose my temper.'
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:17 2014] Smith Tv`ysa glowers at you dubiously -- looks like quite a gamble.
    (Hand her a Lightstone)
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:27 2014] Smith Tv`ysa says 'I'm... erm, not quite sure what to do with this, but... thanks, I guess.'
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:47 2014] A soft mist surrounds you.
    (Hand her a Lightstone)
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:49 2014] You become visible.
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:52 2014] Smith Tv`ysa glowers at you dubiously -- looks like quite a gamble.
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:53 2014] A soft mist surrounds you.
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:54 2014] Smith Tv`ysa regards you indifferently -- looks like quite a gamble.
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:56 2014] Smith Tv`ysa says 'A lightstone ? Thank you very much. Here is a copy of 'Runes and Research' for you.'
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:56 2014] Your faction standing with Dark Bargainers has been adjusted by 10.
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:56 2014] Your faction standing with Dreadguard Outer has been adjusted by 1.
    [Tue Dec 02 19:17:56 2014] Your faction standing with Dreadguard Inner has been adjusted by 1.
    [Tue Dec 02 19:20:42 2014] Alchemist Redsa tells you, 'I'll give you 9 platinum 5 gold 2 silver 4 copper for the Concordance of Research.'
    [Tue Dec 02 19:20:50 2014] Alchemist Redsa tells you, 'I'll give you 9 silver 5 copper for the Runes and Research Volume II.'
    [Tue Dec 02 19:20:54 2014] Alchemist Redsa tells you, 'I'll give you 9 silver 5 copper for the Runes and Research Volume I.'
    Does not respond to Ogre of Rallos Zek
    # Apr 23 2013 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
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    I have confirmed that she only says "Oh look, a talking lump of refuse. How novel!" when I hailed her. when she is considered, she looks my way apprehensively. Doesn't give the quest anymore from what I can tell (April 23rd, 2013)
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    It exists at the time of this writing
    # Mar 20 2008 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
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    It exists at the time of this writing (March 20th 2008).

    I just did it and the quest is alive and well. It works ala classic EQ questing style, good old good old. She gives you the same faction hits, concordance of research for Greater Lightstone and Runes and Research book. The one I happen to get was II. I haven't tested for I, but I suspect it's all the same as before. Nothing has changed.
    Research has Changed
    # Feb 20 2008 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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    Does this quest still exist since they changed they method of Spell Research?

    -Scaryb
    Research has Changed
    # Mar 20 2008 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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    I thought I had made the earlier post as a reply, but I guess I didn't. The answer is yes, it is still in and you can get those junk items.
    Trolls get shafted
    # Dec 24 2007 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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    You can't do this quest if you are a troll Shaman. In fact, it appears you can't do any of the quests to improve your faction with the dark barginners. None of the Quest givers will talk to me.
    Smith Tv'Ysa right there
    # Jul 26 2007 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
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    My DEF Cleric had no problem finding Smith Tv'Ysa under a tent in So Ro on the Progressive Server. Got the 'Concordance of Research' and runes and research I & II. and the exo and faction. Not much use for a cleric but was running errands for my HEF enchanter.
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    Smith Tv'Ysa Location
    # Aug 16 2006 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
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    Dark Elf camp, 2095.04, n12203.33, 27.50
    Missing
    # Jul 13 2006 at 5:15 PM Rating: Default
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    Smith Tv'Ysa is no longer at the camp with the other dark elves and i could not find her. I ooc'd and quered the Antonica channel on the progression server but no one knew or cared to answer if they did. Has anyone found her on the progression servers?
    Gone!
    # Jul 24 2006 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
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    According to Everquest.com forums, a GM said that Smith Tv'ysa will be added as part of her expansion, without saying which expansion that is. I found that I could give the stones to Synthan (Oasis) by Giving the lightstone but not clicking Give, clicking Hide, then completing the Give. My hide worked maybe 1 time in 4, but it did work, and I got the xp and book for all 14 of my stones. When my hide didn't work, Synthan handed my stones back.
    Combine Server
    # Jul 24 2006 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
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    She is also not on the Combine server. I can't track, but my necro has popped in several times lately and she's never been up. I bugged it, but we'll see what happens.
    Missing
    # Jul 15 2006 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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    I hunted around with a Ranger trying to find her in SRo and in the old Oasis area. We never could find her and nobody would respond to my /ooc or /shout. She definately is not at the loc listed +2095, -1200 for the zone revamp. This was on the Sleeper. Will check the normal servers to see if she can be found there.
    progression servers?
    # Jul 04 2006 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
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    anyone know if she exists on the progression servers? i went to the dark elf camp in south ro on the combine server and she's not there...
    New /loc
    # Mar 14 2006 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
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    New /loc, 2095, -1202, 27, due to the zone re-vamps with the release of PoR
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    real info really needed
    # Apr 30 2003 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
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    So what is Smith Tv'Ysa's LOC??!
    thx.
    RE: real info really needed
    # May 25 2003 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
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    Smith Tv'ysa is in the camp in South Ro at loc pos100, pos500.
    RE: real info really needed
    # Jul 08 2006 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
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    I just went there and no smith Tv'ysa anyone have any idea what happened?
    Wolf Form
    # Mar 17 2003 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
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    Will wolf form work for doing these quests?
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    RE: Wolf Form
    # Oct 19 2004 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
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    Nope, but you can just go to North Karana to the gypsy camp there and do the exact same quest and receive the same tomes. Myrcylla or something like that is the gypsi's name. She's at the camp, nonetheless, and if you turn in Greater Lightstones you get xp, and the tome that sells for nearly 8 plat. You get exact same for regular lightstones too. And what's nice, NK is full of willo'wisps. So, for all you good aligned folks, just go to North Karana.
    Nice faction quest
    # Feb 20 2003 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
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    No negative faction hits makes this a good one. Gathering lightstones can be a pain, but if you are kos in Neriak and have a reason to go in there, I can't think of many other things you can do that will get you in without getting you bounced somewhere else.
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    # Feb 12 2003 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
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    Theres another one of these quests in Oasis of Marr. One of the gypsies in the ring by the lake will do this same exact quest. No faction though, but good xp with my 16 Sk :-P

    Edited, Wed Feb 12 19:24:28 2003
    Source for Lightstones
    # Nov 06 2002 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
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    For those of us who don't have track, theres a great lil island FULL of wisps. Usually, there arn't many people there either. Pretty easy to get to though, You can take the boat form qeynos, which should go directly to it. Or the boat from erudin, in which you will have to jump off the boat and make a bit of a swim in shark infested waters (quite a few of them at times -_-) The island will be off the right side of that boat, and will be in view.

    Just be careful because its a really small island and when you attack one, you usually get the others. Hope this helps.
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    RE: Source for Lightstones
    # May 14 2005 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
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    You don't have to jump off the boat. There is a dock on the island. This is where the boat docks at. (No! Really?)
    Research Skill Caps
    # Oct 28 2002 at 6:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Here is an update: making the runes will definitely improve your research skill, however, there is a research skill level cap.

    The formula is: (level - 15) x 5

    So, at level 16, your research skill cap is actually 5! Since you are able to train research skill at level 16, your skill will be at 16, which is above the cap. This is a bit unorthodox, but it's true.

    So, even if you get the concordance of research, you won't get any benefit out of it until at least level 19, at which point you can train research to 20.

    It took me forever to figure this out, but it should help clear up some confusion.

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    #Maldavenmort, Posted: Oct 13 2002 at 1:14 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The traitor Maldaven must be slain. He betrays all for his own gain. The secret is in his psyche, which he cannot control.
    Quest may seem broken, but isn't
    # Aug 04 2002 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
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    I just tried hailing Smith Tv'ysa several times, and she would not respond, even though my Erudite Necro (Cazic-Thule) conned indifferent.

    I found that when I said "what concordance of research" to her, she spoke the first part of the quest text, to which I replied "I am interested" and she gave me the quest.

    So to sum up, if you want to test if you can do the quest, and she won't respond to hails, try "I am interested."

    and if you are "interested in what spell research is all about, try http://mythiran.allakhazam.com/index.html which is conveniently located on this very website.
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    actual research
    # Jun 21 2002 at 7:41 PM Rating: Default
    has anyone actually tried doing the research? i cant get any of it to work. i tried on book II, the second recipe, and i got everything, but it wont combine, if u know what im doing wrong, plz help
    RE: actual research
    # Jul 31 2002 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
    I have done research practice for Practice Azia. This required a Lapis Lazuli, Bat wing, Bone chips, parchment, and quill. I was at skill level 16 and this will get you to 21. However, I did not fail at all nor did I get ANY skill improvements after using a whole stack of each. So after 20 tries all I had was a stack of Practice Azia runes that sold for a whole 4gp. This is either broken or so difficult as to be worthless. My 2cp.
    RE: actual research
    # Aug 05 2002 at 4:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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    You get skillups from combining your Azia and Beza runes in your class appropriate Research volume, I believe. You don't skillup from making the runes. See the url http://mythiran.allakhazam.com/practice_walkthru.html for more info.
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    TO CLEAR THINGS UP!
    # Jun 20 2002 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
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    Howdy ALL!
    Popajorgio here to clear up information about this quest because after I read all of you posts I just got confused and so i did my own little investigation. (All i did took about 2 hours)

    First off, to know to be able to do the quest you should go to the Dark Elf in the camp in the middle of the Southern Desert of Ro that name begins with Smith. Hail her, IF you do not get a response about this quest and instead insults you, you are not able to do the quest with the exception of the Invisability trick , BUT you will not get any book back (only EXP). If you hail her and she gives you the quest then obviously you will be able to do the quest and get EXP and the books.

    Here is what I did:
    1. Made sure that I could do the quest.
    2. Bought GLS and LS (could kill for them ,
    but that took too long and would
    be frustrating if you dint have track)
    * 3. I ran to the DE and gave her the GLS and
    LS that I collected (had about 5 bags
    5 bags full) and turned them in.
    -Notes on number 3-
    (did this with a lvl 12 iksar necro)

    I got killed 4 times. South Ro and
    Oasis are deathtraps at this lvl. The DE
    camp is just filled of undead monsters
    that can jump on you outa nowhere when
    you are getting everything in your
    inventory organized.(I had to hire a
    warrior to help kill all the undead
    camp so that i wouldnt get killed.
    4. Got 1 yellow and 2 blues of exp from 5
    5 bags of GLS and LS. (lose of EXP
    included)
    5. Sold back all the books and junk she gave
    to me.
    -Notes on number 5-
    *SELLING*
    The book you get from turning in LS
    =
    7 silver 7 copper (respectivley)

    The book you get from turning in the GLS
    =
    9 plat 7 gold (respectively)

    Selling the books back was just a
    hassle because sometimes i would get a
    container back from her from turning in
    GLS and had no room so it made me juggle
    with my inventory a little and also going
    back and forth from the give screen to
    screen and also whatching my a$$ for any
    undead about to jump me.
    (Primary reasons I died so many times)
    6. Got my A$$ outa there.


    Those of you that are thinking to do this quest can think to yourself if its worth doing all this. I was lvl 12 atm and and maybe it would have been a lot better exp at lets say 10 but i doubt you will last very long in south ro if you dont whatch your back.

    For what I value this quest to be worth is not very much. The exp from it was a little less than decent for going through all those wilowisps (if i had done that)

    Thats all my information for this quest. Sorry for the mistakes i made on this post. Its getting late here.If you have any questions just send me a tell.

    Chwybones 12 necromancer
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    RE: TO CLEAR THINGS UP!
    # Feb 27 2005 at 6:24 AM Rating: Decent
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    Far as I can tell you get the concordance back every time you hand in a GLS (its the container mentioned)

    Selling a LS you get 9 gold, to the 7 silver from reselling the book - just sell the LS for more, and saves several give, find, sell procedures.
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    RE: TO CLEAR THINGS UP!
    # Jul 12 2002 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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    not totally true u can do quest if you have sneak and con apphre or higher when u use sneak...i was indiff b4 sneak and aphre after and was able to get books xp and faction

    i was 45th iksar monk and did for faction...so i could do wine quest...still cannt get into commons yet in neriak and i had 2 bags of GLS and 2 bag of LS and whole bag of wine(all 8 slot bags) i guess im off to TD to slay some wood elfs so i can bank in nerak...or maybe Lfay to kill some there if i cannt find enuff woodies to kill

    after doing LS quest i was able to do wine quest with out sneak....but i had to get friend to come with me for the invis in and out



    Edited, Fri Jul 12 14:22:55 2002
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    # Apr 04 2002 at 8:03 AM Rating: Default
    I've done the redwine quest with my halfling rogue using the decievers mask, had actually destroyed my DE faction enough to be KoS with or without the mask but the scribe in library was still apprehensive. Had a friend invis between turn in and trade as stated and am ally to darkbargainers even without the mask effect now, HOWEVER. I tried to do the quest again tonight with my erud wizard (also apprehensive) and it did not work this time, tried 3 times but no dice, think verant finally fixed the bug, so you'll need to do lightstones quest untill you have indiff faction (I would guess)before you can use the redwine quest to skyrocket to ally. Sorry folks pretty certain you missed the boat. Hopefully they DE's in Sro will accept lightstones from apprehensive still, but im kinda doubting that works now as well.
    faction improvement
    # Feb 14 2002 at 5:14 PM Rating: Default
    Hummm... I've at one time lost my faction with the Dark Bargainers. made the mistake of whacking Ratraz in the 3rd Qrt of Neriak.

    It is really simple to get your faction from hated to ally in under 10 min. no kidding!!!!!

    Lokar Tobiath in the library in the 3rd Qrt.
    if you give him 4 red wines at a time (give him 1 and then put 1 in each of his remaining slots)
    but their is a trick to this also.....instead of
    1-1-1-1 do this 12-12-12-12(give him 12 red wines his trade window will open put 12 red wines in each of the slots for a total of 48 red wines) ive tried it with 16-16-16-16 but im thinking it only works at a max of 12 in each slot.
    IF YOU ARE DUBIOUS OR WORSE TO HIM STARTING THIS QUEST. AFTER YOU HAVE GIVEN 12-12-12-12; HAVE SOMEONE CAST INVIS ON YOU BEFORE YOU CLICK THE TRADE BUTTON-THEN CLICK THE TRADE BUTTON. YOU SHOULD GET 48 POSITIVE FACTION HITS NOT TO MENTION 48 HITS OF LOW EXP. (CAN LEVEL A LEVEL 1 DE TO LEVEL 4 IN UNDER 5 MIN THIS WAY).
    IF YOU ARE WORSE THAN DUBIOUS (KOS) YOU WILL NEED TO BE INVISED BEFORE YOU EVEN GET CLOSE TO THE LIBRARY. GIVING HIM WINES SHOULD IMPROVE YOUR STANDING AND NOT TO MENTION A NEW PLACE TO GET FOOD AND GET PROTECTION FROM THE GAURDS IF ATTACKED BY A CRITTER TO TOUGH FOR YOU
    PERSONALLY I GAVE HIM 12-12-12-12 X 10 = 480 POSITIVE FACTION HITS . I AM THOUROUGHLY LOVED NOW. LOL
    IT WORKS I HAVE A PALADIN FRIEND WHO WAS LEVEL 14 AND DECIDED TO TRY THIS. IT WORKED AND AT LEVEL 14 HE COULD WALK AROUND FREELY INSIDE NERIAK AND NEKTOLOS FOREST. IMAGINE THAT A PALADIN (LIGHT SIDE) PROLLY THE MOST HATED BY DARK SIDE DARK ELVES. WALKIN AROUND FREELY AND TO BE CONSIDERED AN ALLY TO US LOL.

    ALSO NEGATIVE FACTION HITS ALSO OCCUR IF YOU KILL THESE CRITTERS:
    ORCS IN LESS OR GREATER FAY (CRUSHBONE ORCS)
    ANY THING INSIDE OF CRUSHBONE.
    A FEW GOOD HITS IN FAYDARK BUT BAD HITS TO
    INDIGO BROTHERHOOD - DARK ELVE'S WARRIOR GAURDS IN AND AROUND NERIAK-DREAD GUARD INNER/OUTER- THIS IS THIER MAIN GUILD!!!!!!
    Dread Guard faction
    # Nov 18 2001 at 11:18 AM Rating: Default
    A couple of ways to increase Dread Guard I/O faction is to do the waven grass amulet and leatherfoot raider skullcap quests. Take the woven grass amulets and give them to Perrir Zexus, the cleric guild leader, four at a time. You can also give him the leatherfoot raider skullcaps one to four at a time (he only requires one), or you can take the skullcaps to the warrior guild and give them to one of the guildleaders there, whose name I forget..., but nevertheless this is good xp for lowbies, and gets out out of hot water with the guards, but you have to be non KOS with the Inner guards to get to the cleric guild. You can also kill the halfling spy behind the waterfall for some faction, but beware of doing the quest for him, which will lower your Dead faction, since the DGI are loyal to the Queen, who commands the SKs and Necros, and whose graces you need to walk in Third Gate. the Dead are opposite faction to the Spurned, who are all the non Necro Int. casters of Neriak. Welcome to the world of Neriak faction adjustment, where no good deed goes unpunished... >8P
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