A Dark Heart  

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Information:
Level:10
Maximum Level:100
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Era:Serpent's Spine
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon Oct 2 13:04:44 2006
Modified: Tue Feb 26 21:02:15 2013
This task begins with Vunder the Dark in Crescent Reach, found on the top level of Crescent Reach standing in the room with the elevator, at +1370, -1415.

You say, 'Hail, Vunder the Dark'

Vunder the Dark says 'Yes? What is it? By the looks of you I'd say you would not be interested or committed enough to [learn] anything I could teach you.'

You say, 'I want to learn'

Vunder the Dark says 'If you insist, I will tell you what it is I am doing. As a child of Draton`ra, it is my intention to become a master of shadow and necromancy. I will soon surpass the moniker of apprentice and become a very powerful citizen of Crescent Reach and perhaps even replace Vakk`dra on the council of the Scions of the Six. If you're interested in the ways of the dark arts, I could give you a task that gives you a [sample] of the type of spirit and disposition that is required.'

You say, 'A sample?'

Vunder the Dark says 'There is a scaleless barbarian that intends to train the drakkin. He has some items and ingredients on him that I need for my studies. You are going to have to kill him. There is no other way he will surrender the ingredients. He is in Artisan's Row on the second level of the city. You will need to be sure to kill him before the guards who patrol nearby catch you. They will not look upon a death within the city walls fondly. Then, take his bag of goods and return them to me.'

You have been assigned the task 'A Dark Heart'

Vunder the Dark wants you to kill a Barbarian by the name of Apothecary Shelga, loot Shelga's Pouch of Ingredients, and bring it back to him. Vunder seems to have some sort of plan to overthrow Councilmember Vakk`dra and this quest has something to do with it.

Apothecary Shelga is a Barbarian found just inside the Alchemy section of Artisan's Row on the second level.

All you have to do is kill Apothecary Shelga before the patrolling guard comes by. Apothecary Shelga will start to flee around 20%. No one will assist him during the fight except for the guards if spotted. The other thing of note is there is no faction hit for killing Apothecary Shelga nor any for the final hand in of the quest.

Vunder is wickedly smug with your success. His plans to overthrow Councilmember Vakk`dra may soon be at hand.
You receive 5 gold.
You receive 2 platinum.
You gain experience!!

You have successfully been granted your reward for: A Dark Heart


Reward:

Melees: Great Staff of the Dark Apprentice
Casters: Staff of the Dark Apprentice


Great Staff of the Dark Apprentice
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE PLACEABLE
Slot: PRIMARY
Skill: 2H Blunt Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 10 Dmg Bonus: 24 AC: 8
This item is placeable in yards and houses.
STR: +5 DEX: +5 STA: +5 HP: +15 ENDUR: +15
SV MAGIC: +5
Recommended level of 5.
WT: 1.6 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WAR PAL RNG SHD MNK BST BER
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)

Staff of the Dark Apprentice
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE
Slot: PRIMARY
Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 20
DMG: 8 AC: 4
STA: +5 WIS: +5 INT: +5 HP: +10
MANA: +10 SV MAGIC: +5
Recommended level of 5.
WT: 1.4 Size: MEDIUM
Class: CLR DRU SHM NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Submitted by: Vatglut of Drinal
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NOT repeatable
# May 20 2012 at 7:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Information is wrong, task is not repeatable.
Melee Reward
# Mar 09 2012 at 11:56 PM Rating: Good
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Melee Reward
# Apr 02 2012 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
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And that makes this quest appropriate for all classes except for Bards and Rogues.
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bad info
# Nov 23 2006 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
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You must have completed the Love in the Air series in order to gain access to this task.


this information is false, just recieved this mission with my level 26 enchanter and i have never heard of that series of missions, let alone done any of them :P
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bad info
# Jan 13 2007 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Shadriel is correct, this line of information is incorrect. I myself have only recieve the flower for the first part of the "Love is in the Air" quest. Yet I just finished this quest. I believe that one line needs to be removed and the rest is accurate.

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bad info
# Apr 04 2010 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did this on my 11 necromancer...you do not have to do Love is in the Air =))
the Fight
# Oct 10 2006 at 5:31 AM Rating: Decent
Just did this quest with my 11th level Necro Drakkin. Twas a better weapon than what she had LOL.

Best time to start is when the Warder is walking away and turns the corner. He stands at the other end of that platform for a good length of time. just enough to kill Shelga.
I had my pet beat on Shelga while I sent in some nukes. Then he started attacking me. But Shelga went down fairly easily.
This one was fun
# Oct 08 2006 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
Ok so I read about this quest and went to do it. Killed the guy, went back and got my staff (cool graphic, will have to submit a picture).

It was about 3:00 AM MST (Real time) and I am all happy with my new staff. I come down to the first floor and, lined up like at a movie theatre, are five, count em five other toons with this staff in their hands. I laughed so hard I near fell off my chair.

Seems a lot of folks in Cresent reach did this quest.

Really is a good staff for the level.

Easy quest.

Sigh
# Oct 03 2006 at 6:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this with my baby SK lastnight - disappointed that I couldn't use the reward. Ah well.
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