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|This flags you to start the quest for the epic 1.5 if you don't have the Jagged Blade of War (epic 1.0).
Find Korbuk Brimblade in Dranik's Scar northwest of the port-in, at -1045, -1365.
You say, 'Hail, Korbuk Brimblade'
Korbuk Brimblade says 'Well now, aren't you a meager one? Da name is Korbuk Brimblade. Have you felt anything strange lately?'
You say, 'I have felt something strange.'
Korbuk Brimblade says 'Aha, you have sensed it as well. For a while, I believed it was just me dat noticed it. Now dat you've confirmed my suspicions, I'm sure I can move forward with my [work].'
You say, 'What work?'
Korbuk Brimblade says 'Hmm, I'm not sure if I should go into any more detail. After all, we've just met and I don't know how trustworthy you really are. Listen, if you really want to know what work I'm involved with, I'll need you to run a couple [errands] for me first, just so I know you're da real deal.'
You say, 'What errands?'
Korbuk Brimblade says 'You see, I had some things taken from me. I want to get dem back. I'm very partial to my weapons, and had some great [plans] to make a sword dat would be unmatched by any other. I thought it would be nice to start da plans with my brethren by talking to some of dem about da tactics involved in creating a sword.'
You say, 'What plans?'
Korbuk Brimblade says 'Da sword was going to be made of da finest metal with a hilt dat's handcrafted by someone I'm very close to. It was going to have my family seal engraved into da base of da blade and was to be my finest sword ever. But da plans were stolen by someone -- no doubt someone who oversees everything where I was working -- and I have yet to get them back. You look more than capable of recovering da plans for me. Hurry back when you've found dem.'
Kill The Diaku Overseer in Drunder, Fortress of Zek (a.k.a. the Plane of Tactics). He drops Korbuk's Weapon Plans. Bring these back to Korbuk.
Korbuk Brimblade says 'Ahh, da plans! You really gave it to dat overseer, huh? Not too bad, I must say. You're not done yet though. There are still a couple errands left dat I need finished. You know da most important part of any sword is da blade it's forged from, right? Well, it is. I had da perfect [shank] ready and waiting for me.'
You get the plans back.
You say, 'What shank?'
Korbuk Brimblade says 'I found dis shank during a battle dat raged on for many weeks. It was solid and strong, perfectly balanced and had an aura of cunning like I'd never seen before. I took it and stored it away in my vault at home. One night while I was away, a gang of pirates aboard da Hate's Fury plundered my home city and took da shank. I've heard dat it is in da hold of an undead pirate, long forgotten to da ages, so I need you to go recover it for me.'
The undead pirate is Shoqui the Forgotten (/loc and fight info needed). Once he's dead, he will drop an Elegant Shank. Bring this back to Korbuk.
Korbuk Brimblade says 'You found it?! Did you slay da beast dat had it locked away too? You must have! Good work, you're really proving yourself nicely. There's some more work to be done though, so don't get too excited yet. Dis next errand is actually a favor I owe to a long time family friend. Perhaps you know of da Redblade family? Specifically, I'm talking about Kargek Redblade. He's in need of some help and you're da perfect person to help him. Just tell him I [sent you to help].'
You get the shank back. Kargek Redblade (click for map image) may be found in East Freeport at -1300, -380.
You say, 'Korbuk Brimblade sent me to help.'
Kargek Redblade says 'Really? I thought we'd have to deal with this problem on our own, and that has proven most distressful. If you really are here on word from Korbuk, you'll have no problem helping my family recover a [sword] we made and put on our father's grave.'
You say, 'What sword?'
Kargek Redblade says 'The sword is a sign of our heritage and our continued patronage and service to the cause of the red scabbard. It combines the duty of our family with our proud and strong family name and was placed on our father's grave as it was on his father's grave. It's a tradition you see, and now it's gone! I know [who did it] too!'
You say, 'Who did it?'
Kargek Redblade says 'It's that wily gnome, that's who! Drevlon and his gang of miscreants have been plotting to get their hands on anything valuable around here and they chose that sword as their prize. I had a lookout watching the area for a while, but there weren't any problems. Wouldn't you know it, as soon as I let the lookout off for an evening, Drevlon and his thugs snuck up to the grave and stole the sword! I need you to [find Drevlon] and recover the sword from him.'
You say, 'Find Drevlon?'
Kargek Redblade says 'If you can catch him and return the sword he stole, we can once again place it on the grave of my father where it belongs. He'll be expecting me or someone in lieu of me to try to find him, so you'll have to wait for him during the evening, when he's most likely to come out of hiding. He hasn't had a lot of time to get out of the area, so you can probably find him near my father's grave, in the eastern plains of Karana.'
Drevlon Knacknabber spawns at approximately 7 PM gametime at -3000, -1520, and will travel in a circle to the gnoll obelisk to the south, then back to the huts, despawning at approximately 9 AM gametime. Max hit of 658 but otherwise a straight melee fight, easily doable with one group. Kill him to loot a Redblade Family Sword. Bring this back to Kargek.
Kargek Redblade says 'You got it, I'm so relieved! I know the rest of my family will be just as relieved as I am to know that we can return the sword to its resting spot atop my father's grave. You have done such a service to my family that I must give you something as a token of my thanks. This hilt bears the markings of the Redblade family. Combine it with the proper blade and you will have an amazing weapon. Thanks once again!'
Kargek gives you an Emblazoned Champion's Hilt. Take this back to Korbuk.
Korbuk Brimblade says 'Kargek must have been very appreciative, especially to give you a hilt dis fine. I know he gave dis to you, but since my sword is almost completed I thought I could use dis hilt to accompany my blade. I'll repay you, have no doubt about dat. I have everything I need now though, so there's just one more [job] I need you to do for me.'
You gain experience!!
You get the hilt back.
You say, 'What job?'
Korbuk Brimblade says 'I need the hilt, the blade and the plans taken to an ornery dwarf in the frozen tundra to the south. He hides among the coldain, mostly to keep himself drunk as much as possible. Unfortunately, he's the best person to combine the blade and the hilt into something I can use, so you need to find him and give him the three pieces. His name is Dardek.'
There is a no-name dwarf laying down in the back bar in the northeastern part of Thurgadin. After you hail him, he will respawn as Dardek Bladewright.
Dardek Bladewright says 'Yeah, I'm Dardek. What d' ye want?! Can't ye see I'm not in t' mood fer talkin'? Bah, t' heck with ye. If'n ye get me a nice hot cup of m' favorite coffee, I might be willin' to talk with ye for a few minutes. Hurry up now, Coldain Coffee! It's t' only thing I'll drink!'
He refuses to speak to him any further until you get him some Coldain Coffee Blend. Petcas Coldbeard is a vendor at -55, +95 who sells Generic Coffee Beans.
You say, 'Hail, Petcas Coldbeard'
Petcas Coldbeard says 'Hail to ye as well offlander. I bid you welcome to the Icy Mug, one o' the finest establishments for a drink in Thurgadin. Whether it's [souvenirs], stories, or that [special brew] yer lookin for, you've come to the right place.'
You say, 'What special brew?'
Petcas Coldbeard says 'Aha, you're looking for something with a kick to it, eh? Well, I'm willing to give some up to you, but it's going to cost you. Give me 350 gold pieces and I might consider parting ways with some.'
Give him 350 gp.
Petcas Coldbeard says 'Here are your special beans. I'm sure you'll enjoy the fine flavor and the delicate aroma that can only be gotten from the depths of Thurgadin. I know one recipe calls to filter three coffee beans to get some normal coffee, then filtering the coffee and those beans to get a wintry treat able to heat just about anyone up.'
You receive Special Beans. Buy 3 x Generic Coffee Beans as well. Brew 3 x Generic Coffee Beans together to craft Generic Coffee Blend, trivial <= 56. Brew Generic Coffee Blend with the Special Beans to craft Coldain Coffee Blend (trivial around 90). Bring this back to Dardek.
Dardek Bladewright says 'Mmm, nothing like a nice hot cup of Thurgadin's best. Alright then, let's head over t' my shop and we can get down t' business!'
You gain experience!!
He will start walking toward the forge at -430, -111 in the Underbelly Arms shop, on the other side of Thurgadin. Once he gets there:
Dardek Bladewright says 'Alright then, what do ye have fer me? I'm certain ye didn't wake me up and make me coffee just t' see my glistening smile! What have ye got fer me?!'
Give him Korbuk's Weapon Plans, the Elegant Shank, and the Emblazoned Champion's Hilt.
Dardek Bladewright says 'Well now, looks like ye've done got yerself quite a selection there. Let me have a look at these things fer a minute.' Dardek works with the items in the forge briefly and then hands a completed sword to you. 'And there ye have it, your completed sword. Now if'n ye don't mind, I'm goin' t' head back and get some much needed sleep.'
You gain experience!!
You receive Dardek's Forged Blade. Bring this back to Korbuk.
Korbuk Brimblade says 'At long last, my sword is completed! It's fantastic and just as amazing as ever I thought it could be. Thank you so much for helping me realize my dream and for helping me complete this sword. Now I think you're ready -- if you're still willing -- to help me with some other [work] I have to get done. Since you've helped so much, why don't you keep hold of da sword for a while longer? I think you may find it will come in handy.'
You receive Korbuk's Blade of Mastery. Congratulations, you've finished the pre-quest.
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