The Telescope  

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Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Thu Aug 10 20:36:53 2000
Modified: Sun Nov 18 20:00:58 2018
This quest has been fixed as of the May 2018 patch.

Brona Frugrin can be found in a small house in the North-Northeast section of Steamfont Mountains, past the windmills. Location 1583, -256.

You say, 'Hail, Brona Frugrin'

Brona Frugrin says, 'Well met, Bobbybick! What brings you out this way? Are you interested in becoming an observer? No, you look like the adventuring type. The wilds of the Steamfont Mountains is as far as my body goes. But through my [duties] as an observer, my mind travels the cosmos.

Indifferent or better faction (what faction?) is required to receive further prompts.

You say, 'duties'

Brona Frugrin says, 'Well, I am quite an accomplished enchanter but most of my time now is spent crafting the magical lenses that enable us to see beyond the ceiling of Norrath and into other realms and dimensions. Say, in your travels have you encountered any [evil eyes]?'

You say, 'evil eyes'

Brona Frugrin says, 'Evil eyes are dangerous creatures of great magical power. You will know one if you see one. There is a rumor that somewhere on Antonica there lives a powerful evil eye by the name of Borxx. I believe that with the lens from her eye and some expert tinkering, I could create a device that will enable me to observe the gods themselves in their native planes. If you were to bring me this lens, the Eldritch Collective would reward you greatly.'

Borxx is a rare evil eye that spawns in Runnyeye, get the Evil Eye Lens from her and bring it back to Brona.

Upon Hand in:

Brona Frugrin says, 'Not only did you find Borxx but you were able to slay her as well?! You are truly a champion of great skill. This lens of Borxx's will greatly aid our research of other planes of existence. I have been authorized by the Eldritch Collective to offer you this Staff of the Observers. Carry it with pride.'

Your faction standing with Eldritch Collective has been adjusted by 15.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection has been adjusted by -2.
Your faction standing with The Dead has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers has been adjusted by 2.
Your faction standing with King Ak`Anon could not possibly get any better.
You gain party experience!

You Receive: Staff of the Observers
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Broxx is back
# May 09 2018 at 11:28 AM Rating: Excellent
335 posts
Hand Brona Frugrin the Evil Eye Lens

Brona Frugrin says, 'Not only did you find Borxx but you were able to slay her as well?! You are truly a champion of great skill. This lens of Borxx's will greatly aid our research of other planes of existence. I have been authorized by the Eldritch Collective to offer you this Staff of the Observers. Carry it with pride.'

Your faction standing with Eldritch Collective has been adjusted by 15.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection has been adjusted by -2.
Your faction standing with The Dead has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers has been adjusted by 2.
Your faction standing with King Ak`Anon could not possibly get any better.
You gain party experience!

Receive: Staff of the Observers

Broxx is on a 6 min 30 sec spawn timer and his placeholder is 'an evil eye'. I noticed at least four different spawn locations and after spawning the goblins attack. Broxx was about a 1 in 4 spawn.
The Evil Eye Lens says it is used in tradeskills but I turned it in and got the staff so not sure what that is about.
Broxx is back
# May 16 2018 at 2:51 PM Rating: Good
756 posts
Sythik wrote:
I noticed at least four different spawn locations...
LOCs ?
This mob is tough to catch alive. I have seen it appear on track now maybe a dozen times and have yet to even set eyes on it before it dies or hits the Gorge zoneline and despawms. Its expected time to live is quite literally mere seconds if it spawns in the lower levels. If it happens to spawn top level near zoneline, it likewise lives a few seconds before its gone again. If I am up top, it inevitably spawnes down below, and vice versa. Waiting for it to appear on track and then running it down is pointless -- you'll never get across the zone in time.

I didn't expect "camping" a level 30 mob would be an all-day project.

I ended up simply staying put in the basement keeping all the goblins dead vicinity of banker / bartender / merchant. If track indicated that Borxx spawned somewhere else in the zone, I just ignored her instead of trying to run her down. Much less aggravating to just sit and be patient hehe

Edited, May 18th 2018 2:56pm by Tobynn
Broxx is back
# May 19 2018 at 11:59 AM Rating: Excellent
335 posts
I posted a picture on imgur. I stood at about neg100 neg100 on level 2. Borxx and the evil eye mostly spawned on level 1 and 2 for me.
available once again
# May 09 2018 at 7:49 AM Rating: Good
756 posts
Test server patch dated May 8, 2018

*** Quests And Events ***

- Staff of the Observers quest - Borxx once again spawns in Runnyeye.
Not sure butt
# Jun 10 2003 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
I'm not sure but I used to hunt in the Gorge of King Xorgg and Runnyeye alot. I have never seen an eye named Borxx before and I've been trying to do this quest. I have looted an evil eye lens of other evil eyes in the gorge and was wondering this these are any chance the same thing?
Faydara Lovemaker
40th Magician of Marr

13th Monk
2nd Wizard
13 Enchanter
# Jan 21 2003 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I have been killing the EE's in Runnyeye for many hours and no lens. The npc still asks for Borxx so is this quest now broken?
evil eye lens
# Jul 10 2002 at 7:46 AM Rating: Default
I found mine off of Lord Soryptor or something like that. He spawns in Beholder in the throne room. Ive seen him 3 times and killed him once, and he has always spawned in the middle.
Evil eye Lens
# Jun 19 2002 at 5:12 PM Rating: Default
Anyone know WHO drops the lens now that Borxx is no more.... Plz i need only replies that tells me who drops it

Lvl 34 Cleric
RE: Evil eye Lens
# Sep 03 2002 at 12:49 PM Rating: Excellent
4 posts
"An evil eye prisoner" is what holds the lens now. As a lvl 36 mage, these things are tough. 2 summoned focus item pets went down fairly quickly and I had to gate with 3 bubs of health and almost OOM.

The way to get to them is to go into runneye from the misty thicket side, and go to the left at the first intersection - follow this path and you will take stairs down which seems to end at a dead end, but that is an illusion after the illusionary dead end are the pickclaw goblins that are guarding the eyes. There are 2, and they are social.

Good luck.
So sayest the Law!

Vilothor - Holy warrior
RE: Evil eye Lens
# Jun 20 2002 at 2:41 AM Rating: Default
The evil eye captive or slave (forget what it is called) in RE drops it now
RE: Evil eye Lens
# May 12 2005 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
811 posts
killed them hundereds of times and no lens I think this quest is broken
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 20 2002 at 4:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Have you actually gotten the lens from then cause i spent two days killing them and only got runes and jewlry (
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 19 2002 at 7:43 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Stop sending you'r stupid messages. No one cares if you masturbait with lemons. Get a fiuckking life for godd's sake! You are a morun!
Let's Get Current
# Mar 19 2002 at 10:39 AM Rating: Default
My guild is planning a trip to Runneye to get this lense, so I can get the Staff. Is this still a current quest? Does anyone know the spawn rate/pattern of Borxx? If anyone knows the answers, please post

RE: Let's Get Current
# Mar 20 2002 at 2:27 PM Rating: Default
80 posts
Ok from what ive heard, the Borxx guy has been nurfed, but the prisners in runneye do drop his old items now. Dont quote me though on the drop thing cause i cant kill thouse eyes but my lvl 45 ranger friend hasnt seen him in 3 days of farming the BA stuff and ive read sevral postings about it
# Feb 07 2002 at 9:42 PM Rating: Default
93 posts
I hope it was the right lens or you're going to Steamfont for nothing... Soptyver's lens is in Paineel
Hit Hard, Hit Fast and Hit Alot!
Yes it still drops!
# Jan 30 2002 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
I was camping EE's for PBB's for my driud yesterday and out of nowhere popped this named EE. He was blue to me at 35... all other EE's are green. Low and behold he dropped the lens... well off to Steamfront. Will let ya know if the quest still works. BTW I continued to camp EE's for about another 4 hours and he never popped again. Must be a rare spawn. Hope this helps.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 01 2001 at 1:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I got mine from a guild mule for 50
Lens of an Evil Eye
# Nov 27 2001 at 5:05 PM Rating: Default
52 posts
OK, I have camped in Beholder's Maze for hours and hours and over several days, have killed 5 of the biggie Eye Lord Soptyvr and EVERY time he has dropped the Eye of Lord Soptyvr. I gained at least one level in this zone alone, and have made over 500pp, not counting the gems that I don't sell or the PPB's which are given to friends and alt's.

I'm on the Tribunal server and by now this has almost become an obsession. OK so I have a Wizzie friend with me and we get GREAT loot, so far 10 pbb's and I got enough jems and money to get my Jewel craft up from 85 to 113. I guess I'm just wondering does the CORRECT lens still drop here. I read that it does in Runneye, but does it drop here too? I thought someone said it does, but I'm starting to think that this is no longer working. Is this maybe THAT rare of a drop, perhaps? I'll come back, I bound here just so I can keep coming back.

Here's a tip for enchanters, hit the Eyes with Strip Enchantment FIRST, and make sure everyone in your party has Endure Magic and Sympathetic Aura. Why SA? You may ask, because these suckers will CHARM your buddies into killing you, or charm you into killing them. I at level 26 almost killed my lvl 29 Wizzie friend, so make sure you're all protected. And have fun, these guys can be fun if you don't mind the waiting.
Don't hate me because I'm beautiful, hate me because I'm a backstabbing *****
Wrong place :/
# Dec 29 2001 at 12:45 AM Rating: Default
The Lens for the Staff of Observers Quest do not drop in the Gorge. In Runnyeye only. There only only two evil eyes left in, (prisoners) so you cant be mistaken. The drop rate is unknown to me.
The lens
# Nov 10 2001 at 4:56 AM Rating: Default
10 posts
I was cammping the Lords in the gorge for some time trying to aquire some polished bone bracers for a young wizard friend of mine, when, in between the two spawns, another named eye popped and almost did me in, having been caught unsuspecting. He dropped the lens to my surprise and i headed off to gather an even greater gift for my wizard friend. The spawn, i have been told, is on about a 12 hour timer and is on the throne type "Y" formation in a cul-de-sac in the gorge. But, as someone was asking before, the NPC's around the Quest npc can see through even rogue invis, and there was no way to complete the quest as a dark elf...
Sometimes it doesnt pay to be evil...
Oh well, its not THAT often...
Heh, heh...
Derni Kinslayer,
Redeemed Rogue
of the 50th Dagger
# Oct 30 2001 at 6:05 PM Rating: Default
The effect only works if a monster spawns and then MOVES from where it spawns. You can cast sentinel right over a mobs static spawn, and you wont see anything about him showing up unless it moves from its spawn... so I think the best application for this is to protect yourself from wandering monsters.
# Oct 21 2001 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts
Sentinel may be an annoying spell, but get over it, it is a useful spell, if you don't like it, then just move away from the person casting it.
Lemmone Silveroak <Forsaken Fellowship>
Level 46 Druid of Tunare
RE: Sentinel
# Oct 22 2001 at 2:56 PM Rating: Default
I agree with you Lemmone, BUT - it is an extremely annoying spam. I understand why they did it for PvP, but why they haven't taken it out on the carebear servers is a mystery.
You feel as if you are being watched.
You feel as if you are being watched.
You have become better at being watched (249)

BTW - it's a nice staff, don't care for 2hb's personally but sentinel is perfect for those long camps when you need to med and keep an eye on the camp under 35
RE: Sentinel
# Oct 23 2001 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts
Stats on the staff aren't too bad either =)
Lemmone Silveroak <Forsaken Fellowship>
Level 46 Druid of Tunare
RE: Sentinel
# Oct 23 2001 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts
lol, yeh would be great for meding, just wish there was a way to turn it off when you are done meding, it just keeps going. Is there a way to turn it off?
Lemmone Silveroak <Forsaken Fellowship>
Level 46 Druid of Tunare
# Sep 09 2001 at 8:00 AM Rating: Default
Can staff of Observers be recharged for Sentinal Effect after using it up ?
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 09 2001 at 2:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Thankfully, NO... this has to be the most annoying spell ever put into the game and has been known to upset more people in a smaller area than any other spell created. If you get this staff, do everyone a favor and run to Kerra Ridge which will hopefully be empty of players and cast it til the charges expire... you can have your fun and not annoy everyone and cause linkdeaths nearby.
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 22 2001 at 7:33 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hehe im not gonna try to do this quest unless i have a big group to kill this lvl 30 mob or im lvl 40 =)
Does the Lens still drop?
# Aug 19 2001 at 3:58 AM Rating: Default
I am 30th Druid on the Povar server and some guildmates and i did a raid on RE for about three hours. The Evil Eyes never once droped a lens. Went back seveal times with friends and still no Lens dropped.
Anyone know if it still drops at all?

Knight of the Maelstrom
RE: Does the Lens still drop?
# Oct 30 2001 at 6:33 PM Rating: Default
Ever since they changed Runnyeye to drop the black alloy junk, Broxx has not been around. There are evil eye prisioners.. and the faction on them is different.. but no Broxx anymore :(
# Jul 04 2001 at 5:16 PM Rating: Default
Can a Darkelf talk to the female to start the quest or will she Kill me On Sight?
RE: Darkelf?
# Sep 02 2001 at 6:22 PM Rating: Default
no she wont, unless you believe in innorrukk CT or bertoxx or something like that
The Lens is still there
# Jun 13 2001 at 8:24 AM Rating: Good
14 posts
First and formost....the lens still drops here. With the changes made, there are only two Evil Eyes here. After the war Borxx died, but his two companions lived and where captured. They are very easy to find, just go to the Captured Evil Eye room, and there you will find are...guess what...two captured evil eyes. But watch out they charm and you have to widle down the goblens as well. I recommend having a large group just for that room. Not like the rest of Runnyeye after all the changes where mid 20's can roam the area in very small group, this particular spot (when fully spawned out) can be a challange. I also recommend getting some kind of Caster to keep your group from getting charmed. If you can do this, then the situation can be a little more under control and you don't have to worry about your tank or you beating up on your group.

In terms of whether this weapon is worth the risk, especially if you are in your 30's, I would have to say least for the Priest class. There are better weapons for this class, at a lesser cost to you. But on the other hand, if your in the pure caster class or in a priest class, and your not to concerned over the melee portion, then this is a 3 and a half star weapon for you, as long as you follow my advice, the room should be straight forward.
Johnathon Macloed of the Clan Macloed
Officer of the house, Zero Hour
Lord of Drunkeness
Master of Buffs
55 Luminary of the Tribunal

Kaduru Midvinter "The Merciless"
House of Zero Hour
55 Warlord of Rallos Zek
SOE quest
# Jun 10 2001 at 12:43 AM Rating: Good
Borxx died in Runnyeye after the recent patch, according to the EQ official boards. However, the lens supposedly still drops there. Check this out for clarification:
# May 29 2001 at 11:33 AM Rating: Default
Someone please tell me how to trigger this spawn I spent some 20+ odd hours in Runnyeye this weekend and still no spawn. Tryed killing all the named monsters twice...tryed killing everything that spawned on the red carpet in the King room as well as everything in all the adjacent rooms. Does anyone know how to trigger this spawn is it random or does something have to be killed or do I have to talk to an NPC for him to spawn any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
((Defenders Of Lore))
# May 30 2001 at 3:45 AM Rating: Default
Yes they Charm. Especially the ones in beholders <---Personal xp (ripped up group with my 2 hander axe)
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 10 2001 at 7:53 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i would really like this staff I'll have someone go get it for me ;)
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 10 2001 at 7:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) get me one to please
Lens of Lord Soptyver
# Mar 04 2001 at 11:05 PM Rating: Default
Does the lens of Lord Soptyver also work for this quest? I have seen him camped for such, but the people camping him weren't sure. If it doesn't work, they could save themselves some time... and leave his lens for those who do need it. :/

It is called the Lens of Lord Soptyver, not Lens of an Evil Eye, and it's nodrop.
RE: Lens of Lord Soptyver
# Apr 06 2001 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
No that lens is used for another quest.
Forgot the exact name, but it's a "mask" for evil Clerics and based out of Paineel.
RE: Lens of Lord Soptyver
# Mar 06 2001 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
200 posts
No, it doesn't. The gnome who needs it is VERY specific about who's Lens he needs.
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