Shadowknight Epic 1.5 Pre-Quest  

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Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Epic
Quest Items:
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Era:Omens of War
Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Fri Dec 16 23:46:54 2005
Modified: Sat Jan 21 17:34:59 2017
This flags you to start the quest for the epic 1.5 if you don't have Innoruuk's Curse (epic 1.0).

Find Ritald in Dulak's Harbor at -470, +135.

You say, 'Hail, Ritald'

Ritald says 'Greetings, dark one. Do you feel it? I am sure you do. Innoruuk's voice is so distant now. His voice is merely a whisper. This disturbs me greatly. How will the evil ones do their master's bidding without his dark guidance? I fear the end is almost near for true champions of darkness such as yourself. We cannot let that happen! I believe I know of a way to slow down the diminishing of our master's voice. There is a sword of great evil. It is however not of this world. I believe I can summon it to this plane of existence, but I will need several items first. Will you [take on this task]? Your future and the future of all our dark brethren depends on obtaining this sword!'

You say, 'I will take on this task.'

Ritald says 'Excellent. There is no time to waste. The first item I need is an ancient flamberge of hatred. I believe a trollish pirate named, Captain Varns, here in Dulak's Harbor is in possession of one. Destroy him and return this item to me. The second item is an essence of hate. You should be able to find such an essence in the Plane of Hate. The last item I need is a stormborn phylactery. You should be able to find one in the Plane of Storms. When you have all these items, hand them to me so that I may begin the summoning of the sword.'

The Ancient Flamberge of Hatred does indeed drop from Captain Varns, who may be found at the end of the caves in Dulak's Harbor (location 2360, -1240). He has ~200k hp, hits for a max ~1,900 and procs Reckless Mutterings and Nightmare Statis. Loot the Ancient Flamberge of Hatred.

The Essence of Hate drops from Overlord R`Gahbsa or the Mistress of Malevolence in the Plane of Hate. (They are single-groupable).

The Stormborn Phylactery drops from Olidan, a level 70 ocean giant in the Plane of Storms. He hits for 1600, rampages and enrages. (You'll need a raid force for this one).

Bring all three pieces back to Ritald: DO NOT HAIL him or you might get bugged

Ritald says 'You have done well. The flamberge you have brought to me will act as a vessel for the summoning of the sword. The essence of hate will help generate hatred needed to fuel the summoning, and the phylactery should hopefully help contain that hate to be used in the summoning.' Ritald holds the flamberge above his head with both hands and begins to chant. Dark storm clouds gather overhead as a flash of lightning momentarily blinds you. When you regain your sight, Ritald holds the summoned sword of Innoruuk's Voice. 'I [have done it]!'

You receive a non-functional version of Innoruuk's Voice.

You say, 'You have done it?'

Ritald says 'This sword known as Innoruuk's Voice emanates great evil. It should help to generate enough evil to sustain the mysterious powers that make one a shadowknight. It is not at full power yet however. I am now trusting you to take this sword and help to recover its full power. You will be its new champion. Take it to Sienn Kastane in the Plane of Knowledge. I believe she should be able to help you with returning the sword to its full power.'

Congratulations, you have completed the pre-quest.
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See Ritald before going to the Captain
# Feb 10 2019 at 5:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Captain Varns will no longer engage until the SK first goes to Ritald & says “take on this task.” So save yourself the long run back and do that first. Went back to Captain Varns after seeing Ritald & he then aggroed upon the hail.
ShadowKnight epic 1.5 Prequest
# Jan 31 2019 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
The quest is not quite finished with Sieen Kastane, she has a few tasks for you to perform
SK 1.5 Pre-Quest turn-in
# Jan 20 2017 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I had to petition to get my flags reset after trying to get the Essence of Hate, Stormborn Phylactery, and Ancient Flamberge of Hatred turned in.

The GM said he reset my flags, and DO NOT HAIL Ritald, just hand him the items and say, "You have done it". Prior to petition he was handing the items back to me, and after my flags were reset he was STILL handing them back to me, all 3 items.

So, I put all 3 items in the trade window, then typed: /say You have done it

and he gave me the non-functional Innoruuk's Voice, which plopped into my bags, which I verified, then completed the trade with Ritald, whereupon he once again gave me all 3 items back.

I suggest trying to do what worked for me before you petition, in case you don't need to actually petition and have flags reset. If it doesn't work, then petition. It took about 48 hours to get my petition answered and the service rep was helpful, but hey, you might not need to wait.

For those returning to the game, or lately come to the SK class....

I'll still do my 1.0, as I turned in my Innoruuk's Voice to Sienn Kastane in PoK Dark Side and she took it, I got a chime/ding, but now she says, "Begone! You're wasting my time!" or such and will not further the dialogue. I suspect this is from lack of adequate TrueSpirit faction, perhaps. The perils of nobody doing 1.0s any more *sigh*.
SK 1.5 Pre-Quest turn-in
# Jan 21 2017 at 11:36 AM Rating: Good
1,344 posts
RuaraidhMhor wrote:
I had to petition to get my flags reset after trying to get the Essence of Hate, Stormborn Phylactery, and Ancient Flamberge of Hatred turned in.
The GM said he reset my flags, and DO NOT HAIL Ritald, just hand him the items and say, "You have done it".

I added a "DO NOT HAIL" warning in the quest text, thanks!
SK 1.5 Pre-Quest turn-in
# Jan 20 2017 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Sienn Kastane says, "Don't test my patience! Begone!"
Doing Prequest Notable Mentions
# Oct 14 2016 at 8:01 AM Rating: Good
28 posts
Captain Varns is an easy fight for lvl 105, won't agro until he is hailed.

He is not findable

I'll update more as I progress through prequest.

Edited, Oct 14th 2016 9:03am by Gendortime
Unable to Farm Pieces before starting?
# Sep 09 2015 at 2:08 PM Rating: Excellent
6 posts
So, I've decided that, due to some rumors I've read (and even if they aren't true, the item could be amazing for tanking), I want to get the Shadowknight Epic 2.0. However, since I need the 1.5 to start the 2.0, and since I don't want to spend several days (maybe even weeks) camping mobs and such for the 1.0, I've decided to just do the Pre-Quest. My original plan was to get all the items before I do the initial dialogue to start the pre-quest, so I can just hand the person the items right after the dialogue is done, and then the Pre-Quest would be easily done. So, I was able to get the item from the guy in Plane of Storms (easy solo at level 85, no pet summoned, no merc out), and when I checked in PoHate for the nameds there, they weren't up, so I decided to kill Captain Varns second, to get his item. However, I tried hailing him, and he just said: "Leave, before I take the two seconds it would take to destroy you." So, I tried hailing him again, with the same result. So, do you need to have done the opening dialogue of the Pre-Quest before you are able to fight Captain Varns, or do you need to hail him more than twice?

Basic rundown of my issue, for those who prefer things short and to the point: I want to get the 3 pieces for Pre-Quest before I talk to the person, but I can't get Varns to attack me, even after hailing, so I'm wondering if I need to start the Pre-Quest to be able to make Varns attack me.

Any help would be much appreciated.
can't turn in
# Aug 15 2015 at 6:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I can't turn in the 3 item's not at once won't allow me. this is making me mad.
Receive sword
# Apr 28 2015 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I do not know if it's always been this way but you now receive the sword AFTER you say "You have done it?"
92 SK with J5 Cleric
# Mar 10 2014 at 5:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Shadow Knight Epic 1.5 Pre-Quest ~ Started @ 4:30 A.M./Ended @ 7:00 A.M.

· Captain Varns was up, dropped Flamberge.
· Olidan was up, dropped the Stormborn Phyactery.
· Neither Overlord R`Gahbsa or Mistress of Molevolence were up; arrived at 4:45, killed the PH's. After 5 respawn cycles, the Mistress popped and she dropped the Essence of Hate on the first try.

Very easy. At 92 with full top-tier group gear and a J5 healer, I will be able to solo the whole Epic with ease. Just thought I'd give an update. Guide is perfect. Happy hunting, and good luck!


Fearwin - 92 Shadow Knight of Povar
Auranthis - 92 Shaman of Povar
Tierwin - 92 Bard of Povar
Cannot do the Pre-quest for 2 1.5's
# Feb 02 2013 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I have the 2.0 so I thought hey the 1.5 is placeable why dont I redo the pre-quest and get myself a nice wall piece. So incase you ever wondered you cannot do the 1.5 twice. I got the three materials again within a hour turned them in and he handed them back. Sorry guys no double clicky, no wall mount. The good news is I can still do the 1.0 so I shall do that ).
Instructions for people that don't like to read
# Nov 29 2012 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Pre-Quest for 1.5 SK EPIC

1. Dulak's Harbor at -470, +135 Hail Ritald
'Hail, Ritald'
'I will take on this task.'

2. Dulak's Harbor - Kill Captain Varns and loot Ancient Flamberge of Hatred
Found at the end of the caves (location 2360, -1240).

3. Plane of Storms - Kill Olidan
Loot Stormborn Phylactery

4. Plane of Hate - The Essence of Hate drops from Overlord R`Gahbsa or the Mistress of Malevolence
Loot Essence of Hate

5. Dulak's Harbor - Hand the Flamberge, Phylactery, and Essence to Ritald at -470, +135.
Get Innoruuk's Voice

6. You receive a non-functional version of Innoruuk's Voice.

'You have done it?'
Epic 1.0
# Aug 06 2012 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know if doing this pre-quest prevents you from ever getting epic 1.0?

Edited, Aug 6th 2012 4:35pm by btallas
Epic 1.0
# Aug 06 2012 at 3:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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btallas wrote:
Anyone know if doing this pre-quest prevents you from ever getting epic 1.0?

Edited, Aug 6th 2012 4:35pm by btallas

The original epics aren't part of the lore group and therefore shouldn't be mutually exclusive with the epic 1.5/2.0's.
bugged currently it seems
# May 25 2011 at 4:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Finished the 1.5 prequest today. got sword quest piece from dulak harbor turned it in, got the ding sound and she won't talk to me. petitioned will see what happens
bugged currently it seems
# Apr 16 2012 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I had same problem. But then I said to Ritald "I have done it" and I received Innoruuk's Voice. It appears you have to type the text.
bugged currently it seems
# Oct 30 2011 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Same thing happened to me. Doing it again now.
bugged currently it seems
# Dec 13 2011 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Just starting this - any issues second time around?
# Jul 29 2010 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Did turn in today, no problems 7/29/10
# May 22 2010 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Still broken as of May 22, 2010. He doesn't accept the final hand in of the three items. Just hands them back.
# Jan 15 2009 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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just did quest with 72 sk and 75 wiz duoed with 2 healer mercs but ritald now will not accept turn in keeps hadning me back the ancient flamberge of hate, essence of hate and, stormborn phylactery. Any ideasas to whats wrong ?
# Sep 03 2009 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Stick it up his ***, maybe he will accept it that way ?
# May 20 2009 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
195 posts
Try handing them in 1 by 1. If that doesnt work, go through the entire diolauge (sorry about spelling) again and then handing them in 1 by 1.
With so many ways to die, why choose just one?
# Jul 30 2009 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
You're not allowed to hand them in one at a time. My friend's SK has the same problem - hailed Ritald, got all three items, and he just hands them back.

He's petitioned.
Rust Martialis
Soothsayer of War
Valorguard / The Nameless
# Jul 31 2009 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
The GMs emailed him saying 'hand them in one at a time' - problem is when you do this it says 'you have to hand them all in at once.

Then it said 'redo the script' and there's basically no script beyond 'take on this task'.

So it's broken, I guess.
Rust Martialis
Soothsayer of War
Valorguard / The Nameless
ok now
# Oct 14 2008 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
104 posts
can a 78 sk and a few friends do this?
does it still need a raid group
ok now
# Jan 12 2009 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
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This entire prequest was done with My wife's 72SK and Me, an 81 Wiz. a cleric merc and a warrior merc.
The most annoying part is sitting in hate for almost 10 hours keeping the PH's dead for the Mistress and Overlord..

re: ok now
# Oct 14 2008 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
1,087 posts
Depends on your gear. If your ac is 4k+ , you can do it solo at 78 with minimal problems.
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Essense of Hate
# Sep 26 2008 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm doing this on my 65 Sk, I was wondering. Can the Essense of Hate drop off of any named?
Essense of Hate
# Sep 28 2008 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
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no, sadly
zithril -70 SK- test

setadil -68 rng- test

waeeril -58 bard- test

the ranger isint a sacrifice.
the SK is a noob.
the bard rocks the cleric's socks.
sieen kastane
# Mar 26 2008 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
loc is-886, +263 hope this helps
Zinar Dacatman
# Feb 21 2008 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
Olidan's Loc is -1879.20 +402.89 -441.13 in a house straight west of the zone in.

In a house with several other SI giants. I harmony'd the first 2 by the table and then single pulled him. Easy solo for a 80 druid with about 2k aa's and demi/dk gear.

Edited, Feb 21st 2008 5:09pm by DHeitzman
Ieglawen Druid and 2415 trade skiller
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...holy crap....what a ride!"
no loc on olidan, but...
# Dec 25 2007 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
when you first zone into PoS, look at the water which is south. follow the water line west. once you get to some buildings with giants outfront, youre near.

there is a building directly to the left, and across the grass, another to the right. hes in the right building. if you aggro him, you will get a lot of unseen mob aggro.

i agrroed oli, and then ran him back to the beach.. everything else was too busy casting to persue. eventually, i got him single. tagging will also help to ensure the tagger gets oli while the puller is dirtnapping.
# Aug 09 2007 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Got all three pieces for hand in but ritald will not take them. A GM told me looked into it and said my Faction is to low. How do i get faction with Ritald??

Thanks for any help

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