Frostfell - Fishing for a Feast (#5)  

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This Quest is Seasonal
Level:1
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
  • Tradeskill
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Era:Serpent's Spine
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Group Size:Solo
Appropriate Classes:
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Entered: Fri Dec 22 12:25:37 2006
Modified: Thu Jan 7 11:29:28 2010
The Frostfell quests are active during the Christmas season, starting in 2006.

/loc of Hargar the Velium Chef?

You say, 'Hail, Hargar the Velium Chef'

Hargar the Velium Chef says 'Happy Frostfell to you! I love this season: the carols, the gifts, the cheerful spirits, and most importantly the [food]!'

You say, 'What food?'

Hargar the Velium Chef says 'I am preparing the Frostfell feast. There are lots of dishes to prepare as the [whole town] will be invited!'

You say, 'The whole town?'

Hargar the Velium Chef says 'Aye, the whole town. It is a lot of work for one dwarf! Say, are you a [baker] or a [fisher]? You could join the fun and lend a hand!'

You say, 'I am a fisher.'

Hargar the Velium Chef says 'Aye yes, a fisher are ya? Good. I need some dedicated fishermen to go out and catch some [rare] fish. They are found in only certain areas in Norrath. With patience, you may catch them!'

You say, 'What rare fish?'

Hargar the Velium Chef says 'Aye, there is a special trick to catch each fish. Here, take this note. It has the information on all the fish you need to catch!'

You receive Hargar's Fishing Notes (which identify as "Catching fish made easy"). They read:


HIGH HOLD CARP

This rare species of fish is found only in high hold pass. Owners of the Tiger's Roar Inn boast that the only place to catch the fish is on the lake the inn overlooks.

GOLDEN EYE SALMON

This species of fish has keen eyesight and can often notice the difference between food and a baited hook. The fish can only be found in Lake Rathetear, with the best known fishing spot being near the aviak monument. It is theorized that the light from the monument is distracting to them with their keen eyesight.

NEST TROUT

This species of fish is only found in the river off of the Nest in Everfrost peaks. One fisherman claims that the trout is attracted to heat, and that a heat source would increase your chances of catching one.

DAGNOR'S BONEFISH

On appearance this fish appears undead. Actually, the unique environment of Dagnor's Cauldron has altered the taste of the fish for the better. The fish are most often caught off the central island during rainy weather.

CAZIC ANGLER

This frightful fish is only found near the temple of Cazic Thule in the Feerrott. The native lizardmen have been observed using lights to attract the angler fish. A fisherman using a lightsource is sure to have an increased chance of catching this fish.


Missing some task stages and descriptions here.

Each time you catch a fish, you see:

You caught a rare fish!
Your task 'Frostfell - Fishing for a Feast' has been updated.

Bring 4 High Pass Carp to Hargar the Velium Chef - Plane of Knowledge
Bring 4 Golden Eye Salmon to Hargar the Velium Chef - Plane of Knowledge
Bring 4 Everfrost Trout to Hargar the Velium Chef - Plane of Knowledge

You can purchase a Nest Lantern from Maryg The Fisher at 1350, -4600 for approximately 5 silver which, when equipped, will greatly improve your odds of catching an Everfrost Trout.

Bring 4 Dagnor's Bonefish to Hargar the Velium Chef - Plane of Knowledge
Bring 4 Cazic Angler to Hargar the Velium Chef - Plane of Knowledge

Hargar the Velium Chef says 'This is great! Thanks for helping me out! Nobody is going hungry this Frostfell!'
Hargar was impressed with your abilities to catch the rare fish. You've proven to be quite the fisher!
You have successfully been granted your reward for: Frostfell - Fishing for a Feast

You receive A Hargar Brand Fishing Pail, and your choice of 4 x Cooked High Pass Carp, 4 x Cooked Cazic Angler, 4 x Cooked Everfrost Trout, 4 x Cooked Golden Eye Salmon, or 4 x Cooked Dagnor's Bonefish.
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Dagnor's Bonefish
# Dec 20 2012 at 6:02 AM Rating: Good
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IF like me you habitually destroy the trash you catch instead of trying to keep bag space for all of it...you should be aware that the graphic for the Dagnor's Bonefish is identical to the graphic for fish scales...I found out the hard way after destroying one Smiley: cry...and thankfully I caught it on the first time I did it.

Also...if you've gotten a Fisherman's Companion, the Fishing pole it summons is a light source...as well as a reasonable substitute for a bartender...Smiley: drunk
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High Pass Carp
# Dec 31 2010 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, I don't know if this is just coincidence or what, but when I had casted lev on myself and went over the middle of that little lake by the inn, I caught the three left that I needed within five minutes, instead of standing on the pier/ledge. I had been fishing for an hour and had gotten only the one and figured it wouldn't hurt to try the lev thing just to see. Like I said, it may just be coincidence, but kind of weird that I would catch the rest in such a short amount of time! hehe It's worth a try anyway. ;-)
missing quest steps?
# Dec 19 2010 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Can someone please fill the missing quest steps in the description. I do get Hargar's Fishing Notes from Hargar but how do I get the actual quest in my quest journal? Help is appreciated, thanks.
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missing quest steps?
# Dec 17 2013 at 5:57 AM Rating: Decent
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if you have the notes then you have the quest in your book...if you can't find it. Frostfell - Fishing for a feast then drop it and get it again.
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# Jan 04 2010 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm glad I finally checked here! I've been doing the wrong thing for days now and wasting a lot of time! (resources, bait too)

Yeah.. I read "heat source" as "fire bait" and went gathering fire hornet wings. I read "light source" as "bait with light" and went gathering faerie wings. Many dead spiderlings, hornets, and faeries later, I have baits, but they're not catching any fish! And... how come it doesn't rain in Dagnor's Cauldron anyhow? What a pain in the **** running out there and finding it's not raining :(

Yeah, don't do that. Instant success with a conjured Halo of Light and Globe of Stars for catching the Cazic Anglers. The nest lantern works alright too for catching the Everfrost Trout.

I get to wondering if my Gloomingdeep Lantern would have worked, considering I had only recently ditched it.
Time to fish
# Dec 26 2009 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
Golden Eye Salmon seem to be caught more at night after 9pm.
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Dagnor's Cauldron
# Dec 31 2008 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I caught all my fish on a spit off the island. appx -626, -1171
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Cazic Angler and Summoned Light Sources
# Dec 24 2008 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Summoned light sources appear to work for this. I used a summoned Starshine Globe for my druid and wore the Halo of Light (I'd forgotten I even had this spell as a cleric LOL) on my main and caught the Cazic Angler in less than 10 minutes on each character. So it looks like you don't need to buy a lantern if you are a caster with a light source spell.

Unfortunately, neither of these summoned items are droppable, unlike the mage items.
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High Pass Carps
# Dec 22 2008 at 7:42 AM Rating: Decent
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When fishing for the "High pass Carps" this little sentance made the world of difference- Quote:
"Owners of the Tiger's Roar Inn boast that the only place to catch the fish is on the lake the inn overlooks" (in Highkeep Hold).

save yerself 4 hours of frustration and head right up to the lake by the Inn. What took us 5 hours took the other fella 4min even with minimal fishing skill. At least fishing is a useful skill to have...NOT ...:p
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Dagnor's Weather
# Dec 22 2008 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I caught all 4 rare fish easily from the middle island, and it never did rain. =)

I also had trouble at first figuring out what, exactly, the Aviak monument was in Lake Rathe. I finally figured out, it's on the Western end of the big middle island, with blue flames/lights on top, along with several aviaks. It arcs out a little over the edge of the water. The /loc is 2451, 1000.

I tried fishing in other areas of the lake, and it didn't work. Fishing in front of this monument works, like the quest notes say. :D

Edited, Dec 22nd 2008 6:26am by zebedar
Dagnor's
# Dec 18 2008 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Not being able to make it rain/snow in the zone, I've been fishing these during the lovely sunny weather it seems to constantly be having. I've already done the quest once with one character, and decided to try to use the quested bait pail for my bait to see if there was any truth in the post that said that they were getting better results with it than with other baits. So far I haven't noticed this bait getting me better results in Highpass, Rathe, Everfrost or Dagnor's at all...same as the Catch A Lot...about 2 rare fish per pail.

However, I did notice in Dagnor's (didn't try it in other zones) that I got more rare fish if I stood up instead of sitting. I don't know why. I only noticed because it seemed I was getting better results every time a mob hit me, and I finally decided that maybe it wasn't so much getting hit as standing up and tried it. I'm averaging about 4 rare fish per pail while standing. This is particularly useful since I'm fishing for 6 characters at this point.

My fishing skill is 193 and hasn't gone up so far in Dagnor's, so the rates of rares from each pail should be fairly accurate.


Edited, Dec 18th 2008 3:10pm by ChaosAngel
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loc in pok of the quest giver
# Dec 18 2008 at 11:26 AM Rating: Good
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Hargar the Velium Chef
location: 242.00, 329.52, -127.37 (by big bank and Santug)
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Small lantern
# Dec 18 2008 at 6:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Use a small lantern and fish from inside the cave, i got all 4 in an hour today, for the everfrost fish.

Edited, Dec 18th 2008 9:47am by Saphfirex
DAGNOR'S BONEFISH
# Dec 15 2008 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, this is supposed to be easier caught IF it rains.

Been here for a few hours now trying to catch these stupid looking fish and it hasn't rained yet. So ... is the area experiencing a drought? Would think not and have taken another measure to test this theory.

Recruited b/f's druid to cast "wake of karana", which is also not affecting the area after nearly half the stack of opals.

DAGNOR'S BONEFISH
# Dec 24 2008 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Caught this fish in literally 5 minutes with a character that had 88 fishing skill - and in another minute with my main which has a 189 fishing skill.

It was a sunny day ;) (So that means to me that it is random - the rain didn't make any difference at all when I was doing this quest.)
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DAGNOR'S BONEFISH
# Dec 17 2008 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
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The best place I found to catch this fish is on the island rather than on the shoreline. Small spit of land that extends out from the island is where I caught 4 fish in approx 20mins. No rain. Just watch for the roaming skellies and rats.
DAGNOR'S BONEFISH
# Dec 20 2008 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I caught 12 fish here yesterday.I started with fishing skill of 10 and was in the high 90's when I left.It never rained, so you can catch them in the sun...You can Feign Death and still catch fish :-)

Currently in Highpass. This is my last stop, yay. Master fisher...not that it seems to help much, lol.

Good luck and Happy Holidays
DAGNOR'S BONEFISH
# Dec 17 2008 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
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If you are high enough level to 'almost' ingore the skellies, just pop a damage shield or spike potion and keep fishing.
Location for Maryg The Fisher
# Jan 06 2008 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Maryg The Fisher

LOC:
POS 1350
NEG 4600

Everfrost Peaks

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frosty snow globe for dagnor's cauldron
# Dec 31 2007 at 1:06 PM Rating: Default
I know it was mostly luck, but I just got 4 dagnor's bonefish in a row.... I used my frosty snow globe to make it snow in zone =P, apparently snow as good as rain !
Why???
# Dec 30 2007 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone who does this stupid quest is about 507.8 types of idiot. BUY A FRIGGIN LEATHERFOOT HAVERSACK! This stupid stocking is NOT worth it!
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# Jun 04 2012 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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This quest has the things that made everquest so fun to begin with. Mystery, randomness, difficulty and a sense of wonder and accomplishment when you finally figure something out or complete something. It used to be, there was no allakazam, and you had to run around figuring stuff out for yourself - like where was the good exp? No hotzones, it was word of mouth. No maps, but I heard from a friend that you can take a boat to the place where the elves live. Hard as **** to run there and took forever, but what a sense of wonder and accomplishment when no elf had ever seen a Barbarian or a shaman before at orc lift one.

Do light baits work? Where is the best place to catch a certain kind of fish? Word of mouth, no spoilers, kind of neat.
Everfrost Trout
# Dec 24 2007 at 4:16 AM Rating: Good
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Was sitting in Everfrost next to Maryg the Fisherman with my small lantern not catching any fish. Bored as I was, I decided to hail Maryg. (I'm a DE SK, so didn't think he'd talk to me) Turns out that Maryg actually sells HEAT lanterns. hehe.. 5 silver 2 copper if memory serves. First cast after equiping my new heat lantern I caught my first rare fish in Everfrost.

So... Buy your heat lantern from Maryg. He is just WEST of the LDoN camp on the Ice.

*Edit... It's actually called a Nest Lantern, but if you hail him and follow the text he talks about a lantern that he designed to generate heat that attracts the fish.

Edited, Dec 24th 2007 6:17am by Kifael
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Everfrost Trout
# Dec 24 2007 at 8:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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Kifael wrote:
Was sitting in Everfrost next to Maryg the Fisherman with my small lantern not catching any fish. Bored as I was, I decided to hail Maryg. (I'm a DE SK, so didn't think he'd talk to me) Turns out that Maryg actually sells HEAT lanterns. hehe.. 5 silver 2 copper if memory serves. First cast after equiping my new heat lantern I caught my first rare fish in Everfrost.

So... Buy your heat lantern from Maryg. He is just WEST of the LDoN camp on the Ice.

*Edit... It's actually called a Nest Lantern, but if you hail him and follow the text he talks about a lantern that he designed to generate heat that attracts the fish.

Edited, Dec 24th 2007 6:17am by Kifael


Updated, thanks.
Use the quest bait
# Dec 22 2007 at 2:25 PM Rating: Good
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Maybe I just had a lucky fishing round, but.....

It seems that once you've done the quest, received 'A Hargar Brand Fishing Pail', and use the bait summoned from the Pail you will suddenly start catching a lot more rare fish. I was able to re-catch all the rare fish a second time in about a 10th of the time it took the first time. Which is very useful if you are doing the same quest for an alt or two, as the fish are tradable.

I was also wielding a small lantern both times as well.
confirmations on locations and small lantern
# Dec 21 2007 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
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i can confirm, did this last night in everfrost at the hole in the ice, got one fish in an hour, then read the forums closer, the previous post he talks about using a "small" lantern, i went and bought one got the other 3 in 15-20 mins...

woot thanks a bunch! love the notes

also the ones in lake rathetear , previous post is accurate also, first island east of the arean zone in, just north of the monument caught all of mine
loc 2591,1049,-29 took me about 30 mins.






used normal poles and regular fishing bait on all, avg skill 146/200

Edited, Dec 21st 2007 7:00pm by mihart
fishing quest
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Could the heat be a magician heatstone?
Dagnor's Bonefish
# Dec 18 2007 at 6:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Dagnor's Bonefish is such a PITA. Not only is it supper slow to catch when its not raining but I get attacked every 5 casts, arg!
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is there a frostfell #6?
# Dec 14 2007 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
i was wondering if there was or is a number 6. or was it one of the number 5 or 7 's that was doubled up?
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Everfrost trout
# Dec 29 2006 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Starting with a fishing skill of 0 (zero) I managed to catch the 4 everfrost trout holding only a normal fishing pole, a small lantern and using fishing grubs, before my skill got to 25. I was fishing in Everfrost, at the hole in the ice where Maryg the Fisher stands.
Dagnor's Bonefish
# Dec 26 2006 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Can you only catch the bonefish when it is raining or can it be caught when it is not raining?

Apparently, the fish can be caught at any time.

Edited, Dec 26th 2006 2:14pm by dewraith
Dagnor's Bonefish
# Dec 28 2006 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Dagnor's Bonefish can be caught when it's not raining...at a VERY SLOW PACE. Be careful not to spill your beer! :o)
Golden eye salamon
# Dec 25 2006 at 1:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Monument is on the first iland east of arena zone, and the best fishing spot seems to be a bit north of the momument it self.
heat source for everfrost fish
# Dec 24 2006 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
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I read on the station forumns that the "heat source" should be a small lantern, but I was already at the fising spot when I looked it up, so I tried a summoned firefly globe & that did the trick.
Trout
# Dec 23 2006 at 8:08 AM Rating: Decent
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The Nest Trout is actually called Everfrost Trout, and of all the fish this is the hardest to catch. I have an effective fishing skill of 206 with Brell's Fishing Rod (and alkeehal tolerance of 265 as well, if you have one of these baby's you know why), but initially in 3 hours time I caught only 2 of these suckers. The others I could average getting all four in about 10-15 minutes if everything was with me. Most folks on the forums agree this thing is bugged, but there is a viable, and honest, solution to this...

The use of the term "heat source" is a bit misleading, it should be light source instead. I know there is some heat source you should be able to find (don't know, never found it) to aid in this, but those who did say they used it said it was useless.

Instead, equip with a Small Lantern in your off hand, not a Large Lantern or Torch or whatever, a Small Lantern. As soon as I tried with this, I caught 11 of these in 30 minutes. Recommend fishing the ice cave water line in the north as well, where you come out of the river into the cave complex, not sure if this makes a diff but it's where I caught my fish.

The pail, at least for me, isn't worth the trouble by itself for this task, but upgrading the stocking is. I use Anziok's Bait Dispenser, and while the bait it produces doesn't have that +1% fishing mod, the homemade bait from the dispenser stacks to 250 per slot which saves a whole lot of space (more important during my long hauls farming tradeskill items to sell), plus the 15 minute recast is a bit long (can do alot of fishing in 15 minutes, much more than that bait will last).

Like I said though, the stocking upgrade is worth it, got that nice 10/100% WR stocking for all my toons, thanks SOE, that was indeed a nice Christmas surprise (especially when the equivalent goes for over 5K).

Merry Christmas!

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# Dec 27 2006 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Read the following posts. I got mine using Epic as my lightsource. Worked like a charm. =D Warrior 2.0 Guessing 1.5 works the same.
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Trout
# Dec 27 2006 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I was using a small lantern when I was fishing from the hole, and I caught 8 fish in about 20-25 minutes. I gave my small lantern to a friend when I left, and it drastically improved his ability to catch fish over the nest lantern he was using.
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# Dec 26 2006 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Tried fishing at the icehole next to the Nest Lantern vendor, no luck - moved to just inside the cave (loc pos3542, neg3836), caught my four in pretty quick order.

Thanks for the tip :)

Don't know if skill is an issue, but my skill is currently 179.

Trout
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Went looking for that cave, but unless you are talking about swimming into it, then you cant get to it from above. Do you have to dive in and swim to it?
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# Dec 24 2006 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
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There is actually an NPC in Everfrost, on the river (right next to a fishing spot west fo the LDoN npcs, and a little north) who sells a specialized heat source/lantern he claims is great for catching the fish with. With that equipped, it was actually the fastest camp I encountered (like 15-20 bait with it. without it, I had gone through over 100 cath-a-lot bait without any rares).
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# Dec 24 2006 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Maryg The Fisher

loc pos 1355 neg 4610

Sells a "Nest Lantern", secondary only no trade, for 5 silver 4 copper.

He's actually SOUTH and west of the LDON camp, at least that's where I found him. Next to a largish hole in the ice.
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# Dec 25 2006 at 8:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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Kilvari wrote:
Maryg The Fisher

loc pos 1355 neg 4610

Sells a "Nest Lantern", secondary only no trade, for 5 silver 4 copper.

He's actually SOUTH and west of the LDON camp, at least that's where I found him. Next to a largish hole in the ice.


If someone has a log of everything he regularly sells (hopefully taken at max charisma/faction), please send it to me at fleven@allakhazam.com.
Trout
# Dec 27 2006 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
The Nest Lantern is the only item he regularly sells...max CHA price is 5 silver, 2 copper.
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# Dec 25 2006 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
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The only item he regularly sells is the lantern.
This is great
# Dec 22 2006 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I was so wonder about Golden eye and nest trout....the other 3 are obvious....
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