Paladin Epic 1.5 Pre-Quest  

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Level:65
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Epic
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Era:Omens of War
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
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Entered: Wed Dec 28 01:10:58 2005
Modified: Wed Dec 13 18:26:31 2017
This flags you to start the quest for the epic 1.5 if you do not have the Fiery Defender (paladin epic 1.0).

Find Baltron Werters in the Plane of Valor, in the second castle near the gate, at +630, +150.


You say, 'Hail, Baltron Werters'

Baltron Werters says 'Hello, ______, I do believe we've spoken before and I told you I was very [tired].'

You say, 'You were tired?'

Baltron Werters says 'Yes, I've been very tired lately. I've been busy creating weaponry for the [Soldiers of Marr] and the many [other followers] of Marr.'

You say, 'What Soldiers of Marr?'

Baltron Werters says 'The various soldiers of this Plane, as well as the soldiers of the Halls of Honor, come to me for weaponry. Previous to my ascension here, I was gifted by our Lord Mithaniel with the power to craft exceptional swords. These swords that I create are imbued with courage.'

You say, 'What other followers?'

Baltron Werters says 'Recently, I was tasked by Sir Rathalzor to assist the Guktans with their invasion of Grobb. I made many [exceptional swords] for that battle.'

You say, 'What exceptional swords?'

Baltron Werters says 'One such sword I created was made for one of the most powerful knights I have ever met. His strength and courage were only surpassed by his swordsmanship. He [led] many battles against the trolls of Grobb.'

You say, 'He led battles?'

Baltron Werters says 'Indeed, with the holy blade I created, this knight, Gilfal, helped lead the Guktans to victory. However, the victories did not come without [casualties].'

You say, 'What casualties?'

Baltron Werters says 'Yes, many Guktans perished during this battle. [Couragebringer], the sword I created that was blessed by Sir Rathalzor himself, was shattered by a powerful troll shaman named Broog. The battle did not come without casualties indeed.'

You say, 'Couragebringer, you say?'

Baltron Werters says 'Perhaps you can assist Gilfal with recovering his sword. Take this solvent, which was blessed by the priests in the Halls of Honor, as it will bond with the sword and allow you to rebuild the great blade. Find Gilfal and give him the solvent and tell him you are [willing to help him rebuild Couragebringer]. Go now and find this knight.'

You receive Baltron's Solvent.

Next head to South Ro and find Gilfal at -360, -2445.


You say, 'Hail, Gilfal'

Gilfal says 'Hello ______, I have been stationed here by the elders of Gukta to patrol and protect our mighty city.'

You say, 'I am willing to help you rebuild Couragebringer.'

Gilfal says 'Yes? You know of my sword? Show me proof that you are capable of rebuilding my holy blade.'

Hand him the solvent, and he returns it with the following text:

Gilfal says 'Amazing, High Elf, you must have visited the Plane of Valor and spoke to Master Baltron. You will need to gather the four pieces of the sword to be able to reconstruct it. I only have the whereabouts of one of the four pieces, but I imagine that piece can lead you to the others. Go to the Plane of Storms and investigate there, I have a feeling you may find the first piece there. Here is the sword's scabbard to place the solvent and the four sword pieces in.'

You receive Gilfal's Scabbard, a 6-slot LARGE container.

Now head to the Plane of Storms with a raid and kill Neffiken, Lord of Kelek`Vor. He drops a Broken Sword Piece, which identifies as "Appears to be the left part of the handle."

Upon Killing Neffiken, Lord of Kelek'Vor.
Neffiken, Lord of Kelek'Vor says 'My forest...you have failed me...'
Your faction standing with Greater Vann Giants has been adjusted by -10
Your faction standing with Lesser Vann Giants has been adjusted by -10
Your faction standing with Askr the Lost has been adjusted by +2

Next, head to the Plane of Hate with a raid and kill the Maestro of Rancor. He will drop another Broken Sword Piece. This one identifies as "Appears to be the right part of the handle."

"Your sword piece reverberates with a low hum. An attraction is felt within it. To the center of this plane you are drawn, towards the direction of that attraction."

Upon killing Maestro of Rancor.
Maestro of Ranco says 'The dance is over, for now.'
Your faction standing with Inhabitants of Hate has been adjusted by -(need faction hit)

Next, head to the Plane of Torment.


Your sword piece reverberates with a low hum. An attraction is felt within it. To the south you are pointed, towards the direction of that attraction.

Follow the line on your compass to the Kaniz Painbringer in the southernmost part of the zone at -1075, +6, -30. Kill it with 1-2 groups, and beware its AE Diseased Cloud. It drops another Broken Sword Piece, which identifies as "Appears to be the left part of the blade."

Upon killing Kaniz Painbringer.
"Kaniz Painbringer's corpse cries out in pain and falls limply to the ground."

Finally, head to Everfrost Peaks with all three of the above pieces.


Your sword piece reverberates with a low hum. An attraction is felt within it. To the fork of the river you are pointed, towards the source of that attraction.

Follow the line on your compass until you find Rombus (in the LDoN adventure camp).

You say, 'Hail, Rombus'

Rombus says 'Hail to you, ______. Odd, this sword piece of mine is humming and I feel it tugging towards you. Do you happen to know why? Maybe you have [other pieces of this broken sword]?'

You say, 'I have other pieces of this broken sword.'

Rombus says 'Aha! That must explain it. I knew this sword must have magical powers. . .I have felt its strength. You being here proved me that. [Would you like the piece] of the sword that I own?'

You say, 'I would like the piece.'

Rombus says 'Well, I won't be giving this to you for free. This surely must be a valuable sword. It is no doubt an extraordinary blade. I'll tell you what, I've been trying to create this new teleportation spell for a while now. Unfortunately, I have tried to create the spell multiple times but I keep failing it. I think I have very bad luck. Go acquire the [four runes] for me and return to me with them. Hopefully I can borrow some of your luck to create this spell.'

You say, 'What four runes?'

Rombus says 'Yes, the four runes were scattered by the winds to four different areas: Plane of Tranquility, Mistmoore Castle, Scarlet Desert, and the Gulf of Gunthak. Please find all four of them and bring them to me.'

All four are ground spawns. Rune of Xor may be found at -565, +220 in the Plane of Tranquility, underwater on the right side of the bridge as you head to the Plane of Storms portal. Rune of Yirno may be found at +10, +410, in the Mistmoore Castle graveyard (although not when the zone is temporarily replaced by the high-level revamp). Rune Wilun [sic] may be found at -850, -950 in the Gulf of Gunthak. Rune of Zota may be found at +625, -1000 in the Scarlet Desert, in the ruined building on the ledge near the shard camp. Bring all four runes back to Rombus.

Rombus says 'Okay, let's give this one more try. Hopefully your luck will rub off on me and I'll be able to successfully create this spell. Well here goes...'

Rombus's eyes glow with a bright yellow color. He looks at you for a second, searching for something. He then looks down his lexicon and whispers a chant.

Rombus says 'Excellent! I knew with your help I could create this spell. Thank you ______, here is your reward. Now, to try out this new teleport.'

You receive the fourth Broken Sword Piece, which identifies as "Appears to be the right part of the blade."

Rombus begins to cast a spell.
His gate collapses.

Rombus says 'Argh! Stupid Spell!!!'
Rombus beings to cast the gate spell.
Rombus begins to cast a spell.
Rombus Gates.
Rombus fades away.

Rombus despawns (but will reappear in one hour).

Combine the four pieces and the solvent in the scabbard to craft a Fractured Couragebringer, which identifies as "A broken sword." Bring the sword to Girfal:


Gilfal says 'Thank you for returning my sword _____, however this sword is incomplete. While it appears whole, the blessing of Rathalzor is missing. Please go back to Master Baltron in Plane of Valor and give him this fractured blade. Perhaps he can restore it to its original power. Go now and return this sword back to its true strength, friend!'

You now receive a Fractured Couragebringer, which identifies as "A broken sword that Gilfal has seen." Bring this back to Baltron Werters, who will keep it for a few minutes, then spawn the Avatar of Rathalzor, who will bless and remake the sword in its entirety.

Baltron Werters says 'Ah, I see you have returned to me with the blade Helmetthane. It is indeed fractured...perhaps Sir Rathalzor can guide us.'

Baltron begins to chant in a foreign, yet beautiful language.

The Avatar of Rathalzor appears.

Avatar of Rathalzor whispers, "So, I see Couragebringer is fractured. I will give this sword my blessing once more." A flash of blue light occurs as the sword appears in your hand.

Avatar of Rathalzor says 'The Champion of Valor shall wield this weapon, return it to him.'

You now receive the Couragebringer, which identifies as "Fills you with the courage of Valor."

Congratulations, you have completed the pre-quest.
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Emote texts and faction hits
# Dec 09 2017 at 11:47 AM Rating: Good
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There is no quest-related emote when entering the Plane of Storms (or at least, not if you do Neffiken before you have any of the other pieces).
Emote and faction hits when Neffiken, Lord of Kelek'Vor is killed: "My forest...you have failed me..."
Greater Vann Giants: -10
Lesser Vann Giants: -10
Askr the Lost: +2

Emote when entering PoHate: "Your sword piece reverberates with a low hum. An attraction is felt within it. To the center of this plane you are drawn, towards the direction of that attraction."
Emote and faction hits when The Maestro of Rancor is killed: "This dance is over, for now."
Inhabitants of Hate: Negative, but I'm max KoS, so magnitude unknown.

Emote when Kaniz Painbringer is killed: "Kaniz Painbringer's corpse cries out in pain and falls limply to the ground."
No faction hits.

Edited, Dec 10th 2017 1:06pm by Ironic
final exchange
# Jul 30 2017 at 10:23 PM Rating: Decent
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The end part of this no longer has long delays, the Avatar of Rathalzor popped within a few seconds of Baltron getting the sword, theAvatar gave my Pally the sword right away. The Avatar was up for less than a minute altogether.

Edited, Jul 30th 2017 9:30pm by Docat
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Painbringer Location
# May 03 2017 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
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Painbringer location needs to be updated on this epic page....

Loc is in the southernmost part of the zone at -1075, +6.79, -30.78.

http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=16486
Painbringer Location
# May 06 2017 at 3:08 PM Rating: Excellent
Nokinim wrote:
Painbringer location needs to be updated on this epic page....

Loc is in the southernmost part of the zone at -1075, +6.79, -30.78.

http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=16486


Thanks, edited the quest.
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Neffiken, Lord of Kelek`Vor
# Mar 07 2013 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Is Neffiken, Lord of Kelek`Vor bugged or something? I cleared the fort twice the previous day and no spawn, came back today and cleared the fort and all the giants in the zone... no spawn. Am I missing something? Yes, I have the scabbard and up to that point of the prequest.
Four Runes
# Jul 20 2012 at 7:18 PM Rating: Default
I can confirm that you can do this part with a minimum of 2 of the sword pieces. Not sure if it can be done with less or even with none of them. I would suspect you need at least one though. I was unable to get the one from Maestro of Rancor because he was not up. Decided to go ahead and pick up the runes while waiting, gate to the everfrost camp using the Magus in Guild lobby. As soon as I zoned in, I got the message, and hailed Rombus. Followed the text and handed in runes. He gave me my sword piece. Now to try and find Maestro up.
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Couragebringer in seconds from turning in fractured
# Jan 28 2009 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I just finished this pre-quest and upon handing in the Fractured Couragebringer to Baltron he gives you the (repaired) Couragebringer within few seconds, Not many minutes as stated in write-up. Perhaps the Devs figured waiting 10 min etc was pointless and fixed it?
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Couragebringer in seconds from turning in fractured
# Sep 13 2011 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Likewise, time elapsed from handing in the Fractured Couragebringer and receiving the Couragebringer couldn't be more than 20 seconds.
Gilfal turn in
# Jul 14 2007 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
I handed in the Fractured Couragebringer to Gifal (loc -364,-2450) he gives it back and says:

Gilfal says 'Thank you for returning my sword _______, however this sword is incomplete. While it appears whole, the blessing of Rathalzor is missing. Please go back to Master Baltron in Plane of Valor and give him this fractured blade. Perhaps he can restore it to its original power. Go now and return this sword to its true strength, friend.'

I hope this helps someone. It helped me because I couldn't remember where Master Baltron was. =)



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bugged?
# Jan 08 2007 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
tried to start prequest today but Baltron wouldn't give me solvent. Anyone else have that problem?
ENDING
# Dec 16 2006 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
The frog at the end is insta pop and the couragebringer is insta returned after thar
epic 1.5
# Sep 01 2006 at 2:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello..I have no epics.......I want the 1.5 epic...Is there a prequest just for 1.5?
epic 1.5
# Feb 05 2007 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
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This is the quest that lets you skip doing the 1.0 and move right into the 1.5 epic.
Rombus NPC Hand in !!!!!
# Aug 11 2006 at 1:28 AM Rating: Default
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Hi all you Pallys out there like me looking to get this epic prequest finished and done, so we can start the big show .

Ok, i have posted on all the fights I have finished. So far just plain of storms. Go read up on Neffiken Lord of kelek vor if you missed the write up .
Any way I have had the ground spaun bits soul shards and runes gathered for some time working on this off and on as guild size has gone up and down, to our current strength. Since all the ground spauns in the prequest were gatherable, i got em together. Curiosity got the best of me tonight and i decided to try and do the turn in with out all 3 fights done previous. So far i just got the Plane of storms mob, mentioned above, all guild clean kill was sweet. So I went to everfrost peaks found him in the ldon camp, on the edge at the ruin of a building. I zoned in with my epic container and the bits i had in it on me. Dont forget the runes I intended to turn in. I get there i got the text just as in the write up in yellow and went and hailed him . As i was getting all text and everthing seemed to jive out i did the hand in and got the broken sword piece fine. So If you dont have all the bits and you got the hand in for this dude, you can do it. I amagine you have to have at least one of the fights done but if you dont and zone in and get the text your probrably fine. I.E. i only post what i know take your own risks its a big eq world out there. Any way wanted to post this and let you all know, the order listed in the write up is not word of God seems to have some play in it.

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Compass?
# Apr 02 2006 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
Did not see the line on compass heading to Everfrost even though it works on things like instances..../shrug
1.5 Pre Quest
# Apr 01 2006 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone knows is u can do the fight in Plane of torment before the raids in Plane of Storms and Hate?
Gilfal
# Mar 07 2006 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
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with the new revamping of South Ro, i cant find Gilfal anywhere. has anyone done this prequest since PoR came out? if you know anything please help me out ;)

Edited, Tue Mar 7 14:11:43 2006
RE: Gilfal
# Mar 10 2006 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did turn in tonight. found gifal in the south east corner of the zone. loc is now -361, -2445.
Fiery Defender
# Dec 29 2005 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
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The Paladin Epic 1.0 is NOT in anyway a required item for this quest (as noted at the time of this post).

The whole point of this pre-quest is to allow an alternative route for those who do NOT have Epic 1.0.
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RE: Fiery Defender
# Dec 29 2005 at 10:32 AM Rating: Good
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I included it because it's mentioned, not because it's required. Yes, it's a tad misleading.
RE: Fiery Defender
# Dec 29 2005 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Well -- it is listed under "Required Items" is why I noted this.
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RE: Fiery Defender
# Dec 29 2005 at 7:08 PM Rating: Good
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I updated the display to be a bit more accurate.
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