Aegis of Life  

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Time:8 hours
Level:35
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Money
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Era:Original
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Fri Jul 21 18:40:41 2000
Modified: Sat Jan 19 15:46:34 2013
This quest begins with Capt Linarius in North Karana (on the bridge to South Karana).

You say, 'Hail, Capt Linarius'

Capt Linarius says 'Hail, traveler! You are free to rest within this keep or within any of my towers along the roads to Qeynos. My guards shall keep watch over you. While you tread upon the roads, be warned that there are [local dangers] as well as rumors of [corrupt guards].'

You say, 'What local dangers?'

Capt Linarius says 'My guards report daily to me of dangers in the plains. Lately, they've been telling me of rumors of [Lord Grimrot].'

You say, 'Who is Lord Grimrot?'

Capt Linarius says 'My guards have heard rumors of this Lord Grimrot. It is said that he is a powerful shadowknight who is raising an army of undead. Such things should be reported to the Temple of Life. Journey to Qeynos and speak with Camlend Serbold. Tell him of Lord Grimrot.'

Do as Linarius says, and journey to Qeynos. Camlend is inside the priest guild in North Qeynos.

You say, 'Hail, Camlend Serbold'

Camlend Serbold says 'I say, good to meet you, Sephira! I am Camlend Serbold. Some call me Serbold the Great. I am the leader of the righteous order of paladins which serves the Temple of Life. Together with the clerics of this temple, we defend the will of the great [Rodcet Nife] and smite all who dare to oppose us.'

You say, 'I like Rodcet Nife, he's a nice guy'

Camlend Serbold says 'Do you feel your heart beating within your chest!!? It is Rodcet Nife, the Prime Healer, whose breath keeps it in perfect rhythm. If you do not pray to His glory then I assure you, someday when your heart begins to slow, you shall be crying out loud to Rodcet Nife.'

You say, 'Who is Lord Grimrot?'

Camlend Serbold says 'You have heard of Lord Grimrot? He is a shadowknight working with the Bloodsabers. We have word he is trying to build an army of undead. Only a powerful knight can rid the lands of Grimrot. So, did you come here to [defend life]?'

You say, 'I came here to defend life.'

Camlend Serbold says 'Then go to the Plains of Karana. Somewhere there, Lord Grimrot is hatching his little plan for the Bloodsabers. Bring me his evil scythe and his heart. It is said that upon his death, his soul will be absorbed into this weapon of darkness. Do this and be rewarded.'

Camlend Serbold says 'We must have both Lord Grimrot's scythe, Pestilence,and his misshapen heart.'

Go to South Karana. Not far from the end of the bridge is an undead camp. Lord Grimrot's placeholder is the only putrid skeleton that is standing. It always carries a cute little rusty bastard sword. Respawn is approximately 180-220 minutes.

The live version only spawns during the day, and drops two Pestilence Scythes. The one with the proc is the one you need to turn-in.

The undead version only spawns at night, and drops the Decaying Heart.

Turn in both these items:

Camlend Serbold says 'We thank you for your service. With Lord Grimrot's evil soul trapped in this scythe, all but the truly evil shadowknights would be able to wield it. I would like to present you with this as a token of our appreciation. Your devotion to life is supreme. Go now, and serve life.'

Your faction standing with Priests of Life got better.
Your faction standing with Knights of Thunder got better.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.
Your faction standing with Bloodsabers got worse.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle got better.
You gain experience!!
You receive 9 platinum from Camlend Serbold.
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timing is everything
# Sep 02 2011 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Kept getting Live version of Grimrot, so...

As i did this quest and the ph seemed to pop every 3hours and 20 minutes (when i was watching closely) i did some thinking and calculating.

EQ time is 1hour per 3 minutes right? So every 3hours is 5 and 1/2 days.

So i started waiting and killing PH putrid skelly (standing only, under object without the thing on top) at 5am every time. So if it pops between 3hrs and 3hr 20min it would be forced to pop at night. Next time he popped it was the undead version. If you do this quest and it works or doesnt work please confirm. I would also guess that if you kill ph at 5pm you will get Live version. (confirm?)

Also if Camlend will not give you the task, just keep killing putrid skellys with undead nukes, you will have your faction by the time you are done.

Went with a mag, who just killed everything about the camp area, and got a nice head piece from named mob that ran by. got gems from aviaks, skins from lions, plat from centaurs armor drops, and elephants tusks.

Advise would be take a pet class or melee class with you. Live version was tough at lvl 35 and very resistant to nukes. Mag pet tanked by self and I healed for an easy kill. nuked pet with summoned nuke on mag.

Was pleasantly surprised to get a half level of exp from this quest at turn in at 36.

Rallgon 36 Cleric
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Full Quest Text
# Jun 22 2010 at 1:16 AM Rating: Good
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For the sake of expanding the information available on this site, here is the full text for this age old quest..

It actually starts in North Karana, from Capt Linarius on the bridge to South.

[Fri May 21 21:11:57 2010] Capt Linarius says 'Hail, traveler! You are free to rest within this keep or within any of my towers along the roads to Qeynos. My guards shall keep watch over you. While you tread upon the roads, be warned that there are [local dangers] as well as rumors of [corrupt guards].'

[Fri May 21 21:12:16 2010] You say, 'What local dangers?'

[Fri May 21 21:12:17 2010] Capt Linarius says 'My guards report daily to me of dangers in the plains. Lately, they've been telling me of rumors of [Lord Grimrot].'

[Fri May 21 21:12:39 2010] You say, 'Who is Lord Grimrot?'

[Fri May 21 21:12:40 2010] Capt Linarius says 'My guards have heard rumors of this Lord Grimrot. It is said that he is a powerful shadowknight who is raising an army of undead. Such things should be reported to the Temple of Life. Journey to Qeynos and speak with Camlend Serbold. Tell him of Lord Grimrot.'

Do as Linarius says, and journey to Qeynos. Camlend is inside the UFO.

[Fri May 21 23:57:23 2010] You say, 'Hail, Camlend Serbold'

[Fri May 21 23:57:23 2010] Camlend Serbold says 'I say, good to meet you, Sephira! I am Camlend Serbold. Some call me Serbold the Great. I am the leader of the righteous order of paladins which serves the Temple of Life. Together with the clerics of this temple, we defend the will of the great [Rodcet Nife] and smite all who dare to oppose us.'

[Fri May 21 23:57:40 2010] You say, 'I like Rodcet Nife, he's a nice guy'

[Fri May 21 23:57:46 2010] Camlend Serbold says 'Do you feel your heart beating within your chest!!? It is Rodcet Nife, the Prime Healer, whose breath keeps it in perfect rhythm. If you do not pray to His glory then I assure you, someday when your heart begins to slow, you shall be crying out loud to Rodcet Nife.'

[Fri May 21 23:59:07 2010] You say, 'Who is Lord Grimrot?'

[Fri May 21 23:59:07 2010] Camlend Serbold says 'You have heard of Lord Grimrot? He is a shadowknight working with the Bloodsabers. We have word he is trying to build an army of undead. Only a powerful knight can rid the lands of Grimrot. So, did you come here to [defend life]?'

[Fri May 21 23:59:21 2010] You say, 'I came here to defend life.'

[Fri May 21 23:59:22 2010] Camlend Serbold says 'Then go to the Plains of Karana. Somewhere there, Lord Grimrot is hatching his little plan for the Bloodsabers. Bring me his evil scythe and his heart. It is said that upon his death, his soul will be absorbed into this weapon of darkness. Do this and be rewarded.'

[Fri May 21 23:59:35 2010] Camlend Serbold says 'We must have both Lord Grimrot's scythe, Pestilence,and his misshapen heart.'

Go to South Karana. Not far from the end of the bridge is an undead camp. Lord Grimrot's placeholder is the only putrid skeleton that is standing. It always carries a cute little rusty bastard sword. Respawn is approximately 180-220 minutes. The live version only spawns during the day, and drops two scythes with the same name; the one with the proc is the turn-in. The undead version only spawns at night, and drops the heart. Turn both in.

[Fri May 21 23:59:35 2010] Camlend Serbold says 'We thank you for your service. With Lord Grimrot's evil soul trapped in this scythe, all but the truly evil shadowknights would be able to wield it. I would like to present you with this as a token of our appreciation. Your devotion to life is supreme. Go now, and serve life.'

[Fri May 21 23:59:35 2010] Your faction standing with Priests of Life got better.
[Fri May 21 23:59:35 2010] Your faction standing with Knights of Thunder got better.
[Fri May 21 23:59:35 2010] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos could not possibly get any better.
[Fri May 21 23:59:35 2010] Your faction standing with Bloodsabers could not possibly get any worse.
[Fri May 21 23:59:35 2010] Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle got better.
[Fri May 21 23:59:35 2010] You gain experience!!
[Fri May 21 23:59:35 2010] You receive 9 platinum from Camlend Serbold.

Edited, Jun 22nd 2010 3:17am by Arlyxir

Edited, Jun 22nd 2010 3:18am by Arlyxir
sk vs sk
# Oct 21 2004 at 4:34 PM Rating: Default
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Running by the skel camp there I see him up just by chance on my 41 SK, definitely dark blue and a bit of a long fight but I ended up on top at about 50% life using lifedraws as needed throughout.
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tough?
# Jun 05 2004 at 9:12 AM Rating: Default
he isn't that hard, owned him with a 39 rogue with 29 druid... not even twinked or anything
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tough?
# Jun 21 2010 at 6:14 AM Rating: Decent
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lol, when this quest was popular, i.e. 9 years ago (2000), he was a badass... I camped him for about a week, I think literally all day on days off and switching off with my brother to get some sleep. I only saw the live spawn once just after a server restart; as luck would have it, someone happened to have been marching by and snagged him from me so I never got my Aegis. Ever. Trust me, I wanted this bad
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Re-charge?
# Jan 11 2004 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
Does Anyone know if this item can be re-charged?
RE: Re-charge?
# Jan 11 2004 at 5:02 PM Rating: Good
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No, it cannot be recharged. Its good for one cast, thats it.
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Killability
# Aug 03 2003 at 3:32 PM Rating: Default
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Hate to burst your Bubbles, but My lvl 40 Druid soloed him quite easily. He didnt have much chance to do anything except hitting me for 460 with one cast. After that i stayed well out of casting range and let my DoTs work. He dropped BOTH scythes and a vial of human blood. This was the human version ( hence the human blood). The NO DROP version is 16/48 NEC WAR SHD 2HS with 1 charge of Vampiric curse. A 35 CLR and PAL group should have absolutely NO PROBLEMS taking either of these guys down. He was a pushover. Just remember that if you are MEELEEing, try your best to interrupt casts otherwise he will decimate you with that one large nuke. Hope this helps.
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RE: Killability
# Feb 02 2004 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
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You can't interrupt HT.

As a melee back in the day, the live version ripped me up quite well.

I needed help.

His Steal Strength makes you hit for piddly damage.

These days it might be easier for a paladin if they had the right equipment and spells (LoY).

I still have this in the bank for tradeskill suit.



RE: Killability
# Aug 09 2003 at 2:58 AM Rating: Default
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Hate to bring you down from your ubberness oh mighty slayer of badguys.I do believe you killed a Grimrot. You just didnt kill nor fight the Grimrot most of the posts below are talking about. Killablity now = very high. However once upon a time us old enough to remember knew of a Evil,badass who was known throughout the land for running 'Red's' out of SK. We call this guy the GREEN CON GRIMINATOR !
Oh wait I failed to mention that a year or so back we had a nerf on the Magic Resistance of mobs and pvp resist checks remember? Yea that was all outlined in the patch along with how designers had been programing mobs up to that point. You see back then to make a mob resistant to let's say 'Mesmerise' the designers had to put some gnarly mojo on the resistance numbers. <shrug> yea kinda blows but that is all they had to work with.
Our green con Griminnator was a Magic Resistant badass who opened up a can o whoop ass.

The Grim you killed is the lil girly Grim who slaps and pulls hair while calling you bitch. Like you said 'Absolutely No Problem' for such a tough guy like yourself or my little sister to kill.

I only bring this up for Mister Bubble Burster / Kahuna of Killability. NO EAZY TASK slaying the Old Grimrot who could not be touched by spells. Not even the mighty Jedi of SK Hexhiss would be a match for the GRIMINATOR.
Humm had you played 'back in the day' of bad graphics and really bad loot you might of known this fact cause he would of ran your Nature Loving self to the bridge and kindly shown you the Zoneline with his boot in your uber ass:)

However I do like a selfrightious spitfire. No way you could of known they nerfed it unless you have wasted many years playing this damn game. Had I been you I would of made a bigger ass of myself. Reguardless I wont flame score cause if anyone knows what it is like to be misunderstood it is Me :)



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Edited, Sat Aug 9 03:53:54 2003
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RE: Killability
# Apr 21 2004 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Well...... THAT lovely bit of pompous indignance was uncalled for. Thank you for gracing us with your insightful wisdom, Valria.

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RE: Killability
# Apr 22 2004 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
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Well, maybe overkill, but I think mr bubble burst up there needed to be taken down a notch. That post made light of the difficulties that clerics and pallies have with Grimrot. Sure a druid can kill mobs that others have trouble with, we all know this. I have seen a druid solo an Ice burrower, and there is a druid on my server who solos faydedar. Does that mean a cleric has any hope at all of killing either mob solo? Nope.

So, a druid coming here and taunting people with the fact he soloed Grimrot, just comes off as being arrogant.
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# Jul 06 2003 at 1:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Okay, it's very important anyone trying to do this quest read this message, otherwise you'll be very disappointed.

To complete this quest, you must find a Decaying Heart and a Pestilance Scythe. But here's the catch: there are TWO versions of the Scythe floating around out there! If you turn in the wrong one, Serbold will eat the heart and give you back the scythe.

The Scythe needed for the quest is apparantely No Drop and has different stats than the other Scythe. When I have finished the quest myself, I will post the exact details here.

Edited, Sun Jul 6 16:32:02 2003
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I got it 42 pally
# Feb 01 2003 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Finally, something new about Grimrot spawn rate. Kill placeholder and either placeholder, undead Grimrot or Live Lord Grimrot will spawn 3 real time hours later. I needed the help of one upper level caster to kill him.

I actually did this quest twice but turned in the wrong scythe the first time. Then got the right scythe and turned that in without any effect. You'd think this guy would remember you already gave him the heart. Grrrrr. Anyway, I almost quit the game. After a few months I found my questing hat again and get the two items again. Make sure you turn in the no drop scythe with the heart. got 8pp and the aegis of life.

Also, /say what about lord grimrot to Cameland Serebold.

also you need to say I came here to defend life.

Have fun.
RE: I got it 42 pally
# May 27 2003 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I was just wandering through SK and noticed Grimrot on track.

I walked in to the middle of that undead zone and pulled him and his closest friends with my AE snare, then cast the AE root a few times until all of them were dead.

With luck I get the human one soon.

Edited, Fri May 30 13:39:57 2003
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RE: I got it 42 pally
# May 27 2003 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Doh!

Saw the Live version up with my druid, but by the time I got the cleric there, he'd been taken.

:(

I HATE CAMPING STUFF!

So I guess I log for 3 hours and then come look. Glad I have a resource like this to look at. :)

Edited, Fri May 30 13:55:41 2003
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RE: I got it 42 pally
# Apr 15 2003 at 11:49 PM Rating: Default
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True about the placeholders and the time, but it seems to me after camping it for awhile, that if you kill the PH at 5AM the DEAD, yes DEAD might spawn 3+real time hours laters. If you kill the PH at 5PM, the LIVE might spawn 3+real time hours later. It seems around 3hours 15minutes or so. Those times worked for me anyway.

Edited, Wed Apr 16 00:13:14 2003
feasable?
# Dec 24 2002 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
ok, I'm pretty sure we could, but i just want to be positive. Could a cleric between 42 and 44 take this w/ a 51 paladin partner? thx

Kazadorm Blightsbane<Sons of Kings>
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RE: feasable?
# Jun 18 2003 at 9:01 AM Rating: Default
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Paladins get LoH and you're at least like 10 levels above the guy even if he spawns at level 35. There's no way you couldn't take him unless you really really suck. :p Also if he does do a lot of damage just root, stand back, and heal up then go at him again. My level 40 ranger took the Live version of him with not many problems, using root he can't do much too you if he's dark blue to you or less.

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Triggered Spawn
# Jan 08 2003 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
This is a triggered spawn. I waited for almost a wek to get this shield, it makes a nice backpiece. However, DON'T kill every Standing Putrid skelly you see. That was my mistake. Luckily for me a high lvl cleric came and showed me. DO go to Everlore web-site and look it up. This quest should take 1-2 days RL. If you by chance ran by the skelly in camp in South Karana, the exact location of the standing putrid skelly (the placeholder), the live and undead version of Lord Grimrot, is pos 1379, pos 1170. Shield is not rechargeable, but with AC 12 and 10 wis, it makes a nice cloak for a pally or cleric. Clerics, have back up, no matter what your level may be. Thanks to the high level priestess who helped me finish this quest and to all my awesome guildies, the Fellowship of Vazaelle.

Rachelmarie, Cleric
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RE: Triggered Spawn
# Jan 08 2003 at 7:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Unless they recently changed it, the PH should be the ONLY standing putrid skeleton. The others are crumpled up piles of bones, until you aggro them.

Also, killing the other putrid skeletons, while not necessary to spawn Grimrot, is a good way to pass the time, and also help you raise your faction with the Temple of Life.

It took me a whole week to do this quest, back when I did it, and I made sure to kill the PH every time he spawned. The problem wasn't so much getting Grimrot to spawn, it was getting the Right grimrot to spawn. I had 4 copies of the live grimrot, before I finally got the undead one to pop.
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RE: feasable?
# Jan 06 2003 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Only if that Lvl 51 Paladin has recently received his solefire! :-)

By the way, Kaz and his friends on the way to help me get my soulfire saw the live version just standing there waiting to be killed. I have been in SK for about 6 days now killing every skelly that pops up and have never seen either one. Of course I have never returned exactly 3 hours on the dot after killing the standing Putrid - so I may be missing him.

To make the time pass better, kill lions and lioneses - they usually drop HQ or MQ pelts 7 out of 10 times. Also, you can kill the bandits for the sashes to turn in. Each sash gets you about 4 -5 plat when done, plus faction!

Decolater
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RE: feasable?
# Jan 05 2003 at 2:42 PM Rating: Default
See above posting from Rachelmarie.

Edited, Wed Jan 8 16:14:28 2003
RE: feasable?
# Jan 05 2003 at 4:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wow, have you even looked at the Aegis? Notice it says "BACK' on the slots you can equip it in?

Sure a 12 ac 10 wis SHIELD is not that great. Howver, a 12 ac 10 wis 25 SV DISEASE back slot item is pretty nice.

25 save disease is awesome as resist gear, even after you get better.

And to answer your question Kaz, yes, you'll have no trouble.

I soloed the dead version at lvl 47 or so. The live one I took out with a 30something melee helping, so you and decolater should have no problem :)

As the guy above points out, the hard part is spawning them.
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RE: feasable?
# Dec 30 2002 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes You will have no trouble taking down either version of Lord Grimrot.
shield is not obtainable by DE
# Dec 20 2002 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
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No Innoruuk worshipers can get this shield.
Sorry..

Especially if you killed any of those Rodcet Nife folks back in Nek for your Cleric newbie armor.

Even if faction was high I believe your Deity wont allow it.
RE: shield is not obtainable by DE
# Jan 20 2003 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
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The ability to do a quest is based solely on faction, which is calculated deity, race, class and any faction hits you've taken, good or bad. No matter what your faction may be, if there is a way to raise it, even slightly, by for example killing a certain type of mob or doing another quest which doesn't require such high faction, you can raise your faction to the point where you can do the quest.

One commonly used work-around for a lot of quests is to have a druid cast share wolf form on you, which will make you dubious, indifferent or higher in many cities, good or bad. This is a large part of iksar monk faction fixing.

Deity is nothing other than a positive or negative faction modifier, and if you can raise the faction, you can max out (ally) given enough time.
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Is this obtainable by Dark Elf Clerics?
# Nov 11 2002 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Seeing as how i may only worship Innoruuk and this quest is given by he Priests of Life is this obtainable to me?
Quest Conversation
# Sep 29 2002 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Well I now have my Aegis of Life. WOOT!

Thanks to all the previous posters who provided great information! One thing I wanted to add is this:

Get your faction for the Priests of Life up to Warmly. Then start asking Camlend Serbold about Lord Grimrot. If he responds by explaining the quest to you, your faction is high enough. If he responds by saying (something to the extent of) you must prove yourself, your faction is still not high enough. Here is the conversation:

(Ask Camlend about Lord Grimrot)

/say What about Lord Grimrot?

Camlend Serbold says 'You have heard of Lord Grimrot? He is a shadowknight working with the Bloodsabers. We have word he is trying to build an army of undead. Only a powerful knight can rid the lands of Grimrot. So, did you come here to [defend life]?'

/say Yes I will defend life.

Camlend Serbold says 'Then go to the PLains of Karana. Somewhere there, Lord Grimrot is hatching his little plan for the Bloodsabers. Bring me his evil scythe and his heart. It is said that upon his death, his soul will be absorbed into this weapon of darkness. Do this and be rewarded.
Spawn Where?
# Sep 29 2002 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok, someone please tell me WHERE he is suposed to spawn.
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Heart and Scythe
# Sep 26 2002 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know if I can turn these in at different times, unfortunately I turned in heart without the right scythe.
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# Aug 25 2002 at 4:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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At 52, I tired of necromancy. It's tough to get a group, and masses of solo artists have screwed our reputation, so "the hell with it" I said, and restarted as a Cleric.

Leveling outside Paw in my early 20s, a kind soul shouted "Grimmy's up!". I'd read this quest here on Allakhazam's, and knew of Grimrot's potential bounty. The group and I scurried up to the undead camp, and make quick work of undead Lord Grimrot - I gleefully looted his decaying heart.

I spent 22 contiguous hours waiting on placeholders, and do not recommend it. Eventually, I parked my defunct Necro at the site and logged on him 1st every time I entered Norrath. If you have the means, I recommend this very highly. Today (20 levels later) I logged on and saw the Standing Putrid, huzzah! Killed him and (having learned from my earlier mistake) set my alarm clock for 3 hours later and watched a movie. I repeated this 3 times until a living Grimrot popped, clad in full plate (sans helm) and holding MY nodrop Pestilence Scythe! The pet (52nec) got to 80h before Grimmy died, so I can't really gauge his toughness.

Here's the thing: my Necro has the Scythe now, and the Cleric's got the Heart.

Since the necro did the actual camping, scores of Putrids have gotten him to Amiable with the Priests of Life. My dwarf Cleric is Apprehensive, ugh. I tried Bone Chips with the dwarf, but very little noticeable effect after 6 stacks. I then tried handing in 2gp at a time, with much better results. 350gp got me from App to Amiable, and then - off to the UFO pond for Koalindl killing.

With each char at Amiable, I recorded the turn-ins and the resulting faction adjustments:

Amiable-Kindly: 5 fish
Kindly-Warmly: 4 fish
Warmly-Ally: 3 fish

I created a mule Wizzie, got him to level 2 in the newbie meadow out in front of QN, then parked him at the NorthWest corner of the UFO pond. Pull with Shock of Cold, then stab em to death. Hopefully, Enic won't come for you (the NW corner is a relatively safe spot). There are 2 fish in there, on a 6 minute spawn cycle.

Kill the 2 Koalindls with the mule, /camp on to your main, turn the fish meat in to Enic, repeat. Once BOTH characters holding quest bits are at Ally, move them up the ramp next to the UFO; step into the blue lights, this will port you to the cleric guild. Look for the Cleric in full plate, Camlend Serbold. <<NOTE: You need the NODROP scythe and heart>> I didn't bother hailing him, I simply handed the scythe over with my (allied, heh) Necro, /camped, logged on the Cleric, handed him the heart, and recieved my Aegis of Life.

My thanks to all who posted on this ballbreaker of a quest, you made it doable. The reward is a powerful item, and an impressive status symbol - while this CAN be multiquested, I can't imagine anyone giving up their 1/2 of a shot at the Aegis. I suggest the impatient simply buy an Acrylia Studded Cloak. Finally, my apologies for the flat tone of this post, it's 2:26am and I am dazed :D


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MQ?
# Aug 03 2002 at 11:51 AM Rating: Default
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Can this be multi-quested?
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RE: MQ?
# Aug 05 2002 at 12:51 AM Rating: Default
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The post immediately prior to yours discusses Multiquesting.
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can this be mq and where is grimlot loc?
# Jul 17 2002 at 3:54 PM Rating: Default
can this quest be mq'ed cause i got a 52 pally friend that gave up on this quest to start the soulfire quest. Can someone pls tell me the loc of this guy so i can kill the undead one.

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RE: can this be mq and where is grimlot loc?
# Jul 17 2002 at 11:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sure, he's right where the link with his name on it says he is. click there and read. Also, to MQ this, both of you need high enough faction to do the quest. And, make sure you have help, a 34 isn't going to solo the undead one.
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Warning-Corrupt guards
# Jul 09 2002 at 9:24 AM Rating: Default
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After this quest you'd better have invisible to get through Qeynos. In North Qeynos behind the first building through the doorway [I think it's a tavern]walks the corrupt liutenant. He was blue to 51 and has a nice harm touch. As you go through the city the more guards you con, the more you'll find corrupted once. Most will be green to you by the time you're ready to do this quest. The bandit sashes will take you over the top in faction but watch out by the corner you turn them in. There are 3 corrupted guards that path there now.

Facts about Lord Grimrot:
The live human version will con light blue to a lvl 51 and almost killed me, I had to zone. After I zoned back in, I had help and he went down. The dead version will be green, and you will be able to kill him with 1 or 2 retribution casts. What people do not understand is about the placeholder. Just because you kill it, write down the time, and come back 3.15 hours later does not guarentee you getting the live or dead version. You may just get another place holder. I use the shield for a back slot item, the resist for disease is great and not bad ac either, especially with the 10+ wis.

Good luck healers!
edited: it took me 1 week to complete this camp

Edited, Tue Jul 9 10:52:02 2002
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Aegis of Life
# Jul 06 2002 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I completed this quest in two days. I killed the Live Grimrot when a friend sent a tell he was up. He took me to one bub of life. I camped the ph every 3 hr. and 10min. The dead version spawned about 20 hours after the first live spawn. (6am cst). I missed him by 2 min and someone got him. I went back every 3 hrs. 10min. and by 5pm the second day the dead grimrot spawned. I had killed a live one inbetween again. My faction was up to kindly after two days of killing putrids. So I got 20 red sashes from bandits in WK and handed them into Chesgard in North Qeynos. Oh yes I am kos now to the Leutinent so have to invis past him. Hand sashes in one at a time. sell the rewards and go to Temple of Life to hand in the Heart and Scythe. I am now warmly regarded and got my Aegis of Life.

Well worth the effort
Just a warning.
# Jul 04 2002 at 8:42 PM Rating: Default
after killin putrids for some time, your faction with corrupted guards are not gonna be so good. if your going to turn in bonechips to lashun, there is an especially nasty guard by him soo WATCH OUT!! i accidently wandered in and met my doom. i am a 55 cleric and he conned dark blue to me, he first snared me and before i even knew i was getting attacked, he quadded me for 350-400 and basically that was the end of me :(. You can however invis and pass him to the platform where lashun is standing and he won't agroo you, but if you ask me, it's not worth it.
RE: Just a warning.
# Jul 17 2002 at 11:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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3 easy ways to fix KOS with corrupt guards:

1) goblin ear quest in highkeep
2) orc scalp quest in highpass hold
3) gnoll scalp quest in highpass hold.

Auction to buy them from the people camping the zones. You should be able to get scalps for 1pp and ears for 2pp each. Dump about 500pp into these quests, and you won't be KOS anymore. You'll also be ally in Highkeep, and higher faction with the freeport militia.

Nice part is, no factions go down, so theoretically, you could end up ally to regular and corrupt guards.
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Faction fixing
# Sep 22 2002 at 11:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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Being an iksar who likes to travel without everyone trying to stab me in the back, I can tell you the Highpass quests are not the fastest way to fix corrupt qeynos guard faction.

The fastest way to fix most corrupt city factions, including Qeynos and Freeport among others, is the inert potion quest in the Erudin Palace. Odd as it may sound, this is true even if you have to raise faction to do the inert potion quest.

The highpass quests are entirely dependent on drop rate of various scalps or ears, which simply dont drop fast enough for the amount you need to raise faction. The inert potion quest and any prior faction work needed to do the quest is based purely on how fast you can kill low level mobs or how fast you can move an item from one npc to another. Once you have done the faction work to do the inert potion quest, potion quest itself can take you from kos to ally with corrupt guards in 2 to 3 hours.
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RE: Faction fixing
# Oct 13 2002 at 1:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, yeah, if you actually kill the orcs/gnolls/goblins yourself.

however, if you just park a char in the zone, and log it every now and then, and auction WTB scalps/ears, you'll fill 2 backpacks up in short order.
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camped for over 8hrs and still got crap!!!
# Jul 04 2002 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
Checking faction
# Jul 02 2002 at 11:44 PM Rating: Default
You can check to see if you have enough faction to do the quest. Go to Camlend and ask him about [Lord Grimrot]. He'll ask you if you can to [defend life]. Talk to him about this and he will tell you if he trusts you with the quest or not.
no effects
# Jun 26 2002 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I finally got my AOL and I only had to camp for 3 days to it. There are no focus effects on it one charge of Sup heal. I heard you could get it recharged would apprecitate any info on this if anyone knows. I was camping Grimrot and the live version popped right before the servers went down next morning logged into the camp and within 10 min had the skelly version and was on my way 8) I could not be happier about it even if I did just happen to luck into my Grimrots LOL
Focus effects?
# Jun 18 2002 at 6:26 PM Rating: Default
Anyone notice if this item has been given focus effects?
Grimrot
# Jun 14 2002 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Can a 51 ranger solo this guy?
#Anonymous, Posted: May 26 2002 at 3:01 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) anyone need there feet to be rubbed?..anyway my grandfather once told me:"son,there are thee kinds of sons-one is sun in the sky-two-sunflowers and the third son of a bit**"..well now how many of you blossoms are the first and second?..i heard that the third applys to those people who sleeps and plays everquest 4hrs a day?..i play for 2hrs and i always beat that mark..word of advise..read a book it helps the mind and sleep for it helps retain it.playing everquest can hurt your cominucations with your fellow family and not bring love to us people..we love you role players..we want you to come home to us and leave and drop your playing time..amen.
Mumbo
# May 23 2002 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
Gonna post this here because anon posting has been turned off on the page for the Aegis of Life item itself. Tryllium does some math but comes to the wrong conclusion because his facts are wrong. 1 EQ day does not equal 90 real time minutes. It equals 72 minutes (1 EQ hour = 3 minutes). If we assume that it's going to take 3 hours and 10 minutes to spawn next PH and you kill current PH at 5PM EQ time, the next PH will spawn at about 8AM EQ time.
TJ
# May 20 2002 at 9:32 PM Rating: Default
I'm of the opinion that those who say they didn't notice that killing PH's at a specific time mattered don't quite understand what people mean when they sugget that method. They simply caught the cycle of PH spawns at the right time for both live and undead grimrot. If you were to continuously kill PHs at EXACTLY the same time, I do not think you'd see BOTH the live and undead Grimrot. You'd get one but not the other. At some point, a PH would have to be allowed to stay put until Norrath time switches from AM to PM or vice versa.
QUEST CHANGE
# Apr 19 2002 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
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the scythe on the undead grimrot is not the one you need the one you need is nodrop it is on the live grimrot. you have to kill both of them to do this quest. by the way it took me 2 months of off and on camping to get the undead grimrot to pop. he went down fast 2 nukes and he was gone
Faction work
# Apr 22 2002 at 5:14 AM Rating: Default
How much faction do I need and how do i get it. The putrid skeletons and the quest thing is kinda vague. How can I insure that i have high enough faction to do this quest?

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RE: Faction work
# May 24 2002 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent
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If you kill putrids while you there, you're faction will probably be maxed before you get the two piece. This camp is way too long.
RE: Faction work
# Apr 23 2002 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
Go to BlackBurrow and kill gnoll for their fangs. Give them to Captain Tillin in the arena. And finally, give the moonstone the captain just give you to Mcneal Jocub in the Fish's Ale.

RE: Faction work
# Apr 23 2002 at 8:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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If that results in a net increas in faction at all, it will be very slow. When you turn in the gnoll fangs, you get a negative faction hit to priests of life, then a positive from the moonstone quest. Perhaps one is larger, but its still gonna take a LOT of fangs.

I started with indifferent faction to Priests of Life. Tried the gold pieces, bone chips, and wasted a LOT of time/money to get faction up to amiable.

Form there, since I couldn't yet get the quest, I went to SK, and started killing putrid skellies, while waiting for the Grimrot placeholder. I killed about 40 placeholder putrids, and wiped the rest of the camp out once or twice per pop, for the faction. You're already there, and if you can take out Grimrot, you should be able to just target them one at a time, undead nuke them, then move to the next. I could do all the putrids without getting OOM. Then med up for the next round.

I would usually camp out at this point, and come back for grimrot's next PH pop. Figure I probably killed around 200 non placeholder putrids, as well as 4 live grimrots, and one undead. I am ally to the priests of life now. That was plenty of faction to get the quest, and turn in the items for the Aegis.

BTW, I didn't need to use it, but the fastest way to get faction otherwise is the deal with the fish in qeynos. Instead of messing with making a mule, and logging on/off to loot the fish, get a friend with an open slot to make the mule, and loot his kills.

Supposedly, you don't need ally faction to get the Aegis, but if you kill enough of the putrids, you won't have to find out.
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RE: Faction work
# Jun 22 2002 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
Last I checked the faction you get from gnoll fangs is:

Factions Raised:
Antonius Bayle
Guards of Qeynos
Merchants of Qeynos

Factions Lowered:
Circle of Unseen Hands
Corrupt Qeynos Guards

I could be wrong but I dont see a negative hit to Priests of Life
quest changed?
# Apr 18 2002 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
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anyone know if this quest has changed. Yesterday I killed the skeletal version of grimrot. He had both the pestilence scythe and decaying heart. Are these the two items that you need to finish quest?

Buppen
RE: quest changed?
# Apr 19 2002 at 10:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Quest has not changed. You have the wrong scythe. Both grimrots have always dropped the junk scythe, along with one of the no drop quest items.

You have to kill both. You got real lucky to find Undead grimrot. You should be able to get live grimrot pretty easily. I got several live grimrots and only one dead out of the 40 or so spawns I camped. Got the shield, finally.
Back and Shield item
# Apr 08 2002 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Is there a Back slot piece and a Shield piece with the same name? If so can u equip both? they are diffrent spots but have same name and are lore.. how would u get the diffrent slots items?
RE: Back and Shield item
# Apr 15 2002 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
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The Aegis of Life can be worn on Either the back slot or the secondary (shield) slot. You can put this item in either place, or swap it around
Lord Grimrot
# Apr 05 2002 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
I just happened to go by, when I noticed the undead version up with a skelly pet. I am lvl 35 pally and was buffed to 1600 hp. I killed both and didn't even have to use LH. Lol, Was close tho.
He was nice enough to drop both the Scythe and the heart. Lucky me.

In all the times I have went by there or camped him, I have never seen the live version.


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Odd putrid skeleton, and more notes on this camp
# Apr 01 2002 at 4:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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I have been camping old grimrot for so long, I have started looking for odd things and patterns to see if any might have an effect on the spawn. Here are a few things I have noticed:

First, the obvious. The placeholder is the only standing PUTRID skeleton. Second, he ALWAYS drops a rusty bastard sword. Third, he is the only putrid skeleton who doesn't announce his name when he attacks you.The placeholder for ghanex drah also drops a rusty bastard sword every time. None of the other skeletons have ever dropped a rusty bastard sword (this might helpt to figure out if someone else has killed the ph, if they leave the corpse). Grimrot or placeholder spawns toward the middle of the camp, under the little tower thing without the hatlike thing on top. His target area overlaps two other putrids, so you often may kill the wrong one if you try to target and nuke. The ghanex ph spawns on the northeast side of the camp, between a tree and a fallen tower thing. A dwarf skeleton spawns on the other side of the fallen tower from ghanex, and frequently despawns immediately. Occasionally, a putrid skeleton spawns at that point, and is short like the dwarf skeleton, and drops dwarf bones. The dwarf skeleton has never dropped dwarf bones for me.

Now, for the odd one, there is one putrid skeleton that is different from the rest. He is the farthest one over, on the southwest side of the camp (opposite ghanex). My character is lvl 44, so none of the other putrid's aggro him, including Grimrot's PH. This one particular putrid, however, will always attack me if I walk too close to it. I am not sure this has any significance, but also not sure it doesn't.

Also, the spawn times for the Grimrot placeholder vary. The longest I have seen is 3hours 45minutes. The shortest was 2 hours 57 minutes. Most of the time it is around 3 hours 10 minutes. Twice, the server has gone down, for a very short period of time, less than 10 minutes. This COMPLETELY screws up the spawn time.

I have seen 3 live Grimrots and no dead, over about a 7 day period. I have not been at every spawn, since I have to work, but have killed over 30 ph, and all 3 live grimrots. I also wiped out the putrid skeletons a few times, to see if that had any effect on spawns. As far as I can see, it doesn't. Live grimrot double hits for 82max. He uses steal strength, and a lifetap. He is somewhat magic resistant. I cast retribution on him (496dd, at my level). Highest hit out of 12 times (over 3 spawns), was 412hp damage. Lowest hit was 5hp. He only completely resisted the spell once. Most of them hit for around 200-300 pts, with a few higher or lower. He harmtouches for just over 300 hp. The figure I saw before about Grimmy having 1800 hp, seems about right.

I tried soloing him once with a lvl 44 cleric. No dice, but not hard to escape. He doesn't outrun SOW, and will chase instead of sitting back and casting. I pulled him to the bridge for easy escape, and tried to root (failed), nuke (hit a couple times, for part damage), and melee. He peeled 1000hp off me (without harmtouch, he had wasted it on a passing animal, before I attacked him) before I could get him down more than 1/4 of the way, so I had to zone (I had buffed ac of 730, 1698 hp and was meleeing with a centi warhammer). He returns to the camp when you zone (which I did) or die (which I did not). With help (35 sk one time, group of 3 high 20 somethings another, and a pair of 30 somethings the third) he is very beatable.

About 1 out of every 10 spawns seems about right. got him the first time after 12 spawns, again after a similar number, and then he showed up again 5 spawns later.

Between grimrot and his placeholders, I went from amiable to ally (your faction cannot get any higher...) with priests of life, and my bloodsaber faction is now as low as possible. Iam not KOS to corrupt Qeynos yet, but dubious, and probably will be KOS by the time I finish. I did however, go to highpass, and fed the guard captains 2 stacks of orc scalps, and 2 stacks of goblin ears (inside the keep, for ears). The bone chips/2gp thing sucks. I went through over 1000gp, and 5 stacks of bone chips, to go from indifferent ot amiable. Don't waste your time doing this, unless you already have both items. Killing grimrot and Putrid skeletons seems to do the trick quite well. Once you get both items, if faction is still too low, just wipe out all the putrids for an hour or two, and you should be fine.
Charges
# Mar 30 2002 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Hiya,
I want to do this quest but i want to know how many charges it has or is it infinite, the proc lvl, and cast time if possible, thanks

Levian 24 Cleric of Brell
Claw Of Chaos
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RE: Charges
# Mar 30 2002 at 7:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hey, wouldn't that be the greatest item to have? :)

Sorry, the Aegis of Life only has one charge of Superior Healing.
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Damn his rotten spawn times
# Mar 27 2002 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
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12 hours today.. 1 undead Grimrot up when I got there (no good to me, already got his heart) and 3 damned place holders in a row after... im gonna be here everyday for as long as I can. I WILL have the AoL.
RE: Damn his rotten spawn times
# Mar 28 2002 at 11:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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So far I've camped him for 12 spawns, and have gotten only one Grimrot, the live one. Like you though, I am determined to get this item.

Good luck to everyone who tries this quest. Don't listen to the naysayers. It is well worth the time.
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RE: Damn his rotten spawn times
# Apr 06 2002 at 8:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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I am happy to say, that after 2 weeks of camping as many spawns as I can, I have finally completed this quest. Over that time, I killed 39 placeholders, 4 live grimrots, and 1 undead grimrot. I didn't kill the placeholder prior to his spawn, so I cannot verify the timed killing theory, but undead grimrot did pop at night (2am). However, one of the 4 live grimrots also popped at night. The other 3 were day pops.

Had ally faction by this time, from killing the putrids, and all the live grimrots. However, faction was not maxxed. Graphic in inventory is the same as the shiny brass shield (has hoping for something unique), and the worn graphic is similar to shiny brass as well, except with a reddish tint (not that it really matters, because it is now on my cleric's back).

Very pleased with the Aegis, but it sure seems like they should un-nerf the undead grimrot spawn rate. That was brutal.
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RE: Damn his rotten spawn times
# Mar 28 2002 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I just got the Live Grimy to spawn, dont know how, thinks its random.. we had an undead grimy then about 7 PH's then another undead grimy then another couple of PH's then the live grimy... dropped easily by a 44 warrior and 49 cleric.
Getting Grimrot to spawn
# Mar 24 2002 at 8:22 AM Rating: Default
Ok I have no idea why this isn't working. I play on Tarrew Marr and I can never get Grimrot to spawn. I have seen him and killed his human form onces and got the sythe but he had spawned when no one was camping him. I have tried killing the PH abd waiting around nothing happpened. I need his still to complete this quest. If anyone has any idea plz let me know.
bone chips?
# Mar 22 2002 at 10:31 AM Rating: Default
Who do I hand the lore, no drop putrid skelly bones to? I've tried everyone around the Temple of Life in Nqeynos and they all just say erm, thanks - no faction increases to be found..I'm sure there must be some point to collecting the things otherwise why would they be lore no drop items? :)
RE: bone chips?
# Mar 27 2002 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
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The ones I had were not lore or nodrop, got them from the ruins between blackburrow and surefall. They were for the 2nd headband quest for monks

Edited, Wed Mar 27 09:46:44 2002
RE: bone chips?
# Apr 04 2002 at 4:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, thats helpful. Someone asks, what is item A for. You reply: item B, from a different zone, is for a monk quest.

I have not found the purpose of the lore, no drop bone chips yet, however, I did discover that there is more than one type. Each of the putrid skeletons drops them, and you can have one from EACH skeleton at the same time.

Now, the bones from the dwarf putrid skeleton are for a quest in Kaladim. But they are labelled dwarf bones. I plan to get the other bones all identified (i suspect they will say _______'s bones, the name the skeleton gives you when he attacks, eg. barger, gandil the great, etc.) There is a gnome by the bridge to SK, in North Karana who asks about bone chips, but I'm not sure if they are these bone chips, becasue my faction was too low to get him to talk. I overheard him ask another pc about bone chips.

If it,s not him, maybe they correspond to the different priest or pally guilds somehow. The dwarf ones go to a guy in the Cleric guild in kaladim.
RE: bone chips?
# May 21 2002 at 9:03 AM Rating: Default
the no drop bone chips are for the cromils remains quest at pally guild in kaladim.

the gnome at the bridge is looking for tiny bone chips from triggered skelly spawns at gyspy camp, for the watchman boots quest

hope this helps
Faction
# Mar 18 2002 at 11:50 PM Rating: Default
Can a DE Cleric get enough faction to do this quest?
Update
# Mar 09 2002 at 5:18 AM Rating: Default
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And on the 5th fish, Tunare said, let Akip be able to do the quest! Despite all this ally faction BS, after offering him the age old statement, "I came here to defend life.", he finally told me where to go, before I told HIM where to go, if ya know what I mean. Sadly, I still need to get the real scythe now. ah well, I'm not gonna camp it. I didn't camp the heart, and i only spent 4 hours on the faction max. I refuse to go insane over this quest. Of course, handing in fish corpses at 5:15am is probably insane enough already....sigh.

Akip yadda yadda
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Unbelievable Fish Quest
# Mar 09 2002 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
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WOW. That's all I can say. I have heard of THE best way to improve faction, hands down, no need to go any further, this person should win a nobel prize, hehe. Here's what to do:

Make a human wiz, I don't know why a wiz, but I did, and it's easy to kill the fishies with one. Goto the temple with this guy, and kill the fish in the water. DO NOT KILL THE FISH WITH YOUR CLERIC/PALY. you have been warned. Four kills of fish by this mule made him go from indiff to KOS. Luckily, the opposite is true, too =) Simple kill the 2 fish, see if they have the scales, if so, switch back to your AoL guy (who should be at the pool) and loot the scale, now give it to . he will give you some xp, some nice gold (3-15, woot =), and most of all, the best faction changes you'll ever see in this quest. 3 fish turn ins made me go from barely warmly to kindly. This is after turning in about 100 bone chips and 200gp into Lashun to go from whatever faction is less then indiff (im tired and its late) to amiable, and then about 2000gp to get to kindly.

anyway, someone has mentioned this all before, but this is vital. save your money, they say you can't do this till yer at least amiable, probably so, but good luck to ya no matter what.

Akip Surnameless
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Antonius Bayle
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#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 06 2002 at 5:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Camping mobs for spawns..
HEART
# Mar 05 2002 at 7:16 PM Rating: Default
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WHATS THE EXACT NAME OF THE HEART I HAVE THE PEST SCYTH AND THE DECAYING HEART IS THIS THE RIGHT HEART? PST
Mulit
# Feb 24 2002 at 11:26 PM Rating: Default
I killed the live version of Grimrot.. and looted items not knowing what they are for. Is it possible to Muli quest this? figure i shouldnt just waste the items
Ummm...
# Feb 21 2002 at 9:55 PM Rating: Default
Why doesn't paladin use this shield?

Everyone who said finsiehd quest are Vicar or cleric.

I think it has great Disease resist + AC for backslot item

Since I hvae Dire wolf cloak for backslot item, I'm gonna try with my Paladin

However, I'm Warmly with High Elves for the silent watch shield.

Is this quest really worth a doing it?

I don't need two shields since I'm using Natures Defender atm (can bash with it :P)

Anyways, can anyone write detail guide about this quetion eq.castersrealm.com/pon paldin site? This quest guide in PON is really poor and can't understand a thing.

Thx.

lvl 55 Knight
Lacid Divineblade
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Increase faction for quest
# Feb 20 2002 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
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To get to Ally pretty fast, just do a mule SK and kill the Koalindl fish (they are level 1), check if there is a Koalindl corpse, if there is log out and bring in your main, loot fish and give to pally in pool. Do this 6 or 7 times and you should get to ally. :)
The Skinny
# Feb 09 2002 at 1:41 PM Rating: Good
Since there is 9 pages of posts on this quest, I figure I should recap how I got this thing done finally.

1. Lord Grimrot and his undead counterpart will spawn at any time, the 5am thing didnt help me get him to spawn any faster. In all the time I was lookin for him he appeared 2 times as live and once as dead. Killing all the skelis doenst matter either, I tried everything, the only way to get him to pop is to kill the one standing putrid then come back bout 2.5 hours later and kill him again. From my experence Lord Grimrot, either live or dead, spawns 1 in 10 times, so if you need a particular pop (i.e. dead one) your chances are more like 1 in 20.
2. With the new faction, allied, you can now safely know if you are rdy to complete this quest, simply kill enough skelis to get to allied with the Preists of Life and you can do the quest.
3. From what I have seen the Lore Scythe is just some noob weapon, you can destroy it, all Camlend Serbold wants is the heart and the No Drop Scythe.
Faction
# Feb 05 2002 at 9:46 PM Rating: Default
If i m Amiable with camlend can i finish this quest ??
Time of PH Kill does NOT trigger Grimrot
# Jan 28 2002 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
I have been doing this quest for my cleric, and the information in this forum has been very helpful.

Just to clarify what seems to be a misconception in some threads: killing the PH at a certain time does NOT trigger a spawn of Grimrot. Whenever the PH is killed, irrespective of the EQ time, the next spawn is either another PH or Grimrot.

The only reason to kill the PH at a specific time is to have a chance that the Grimrot YOU NEED will spawn. If the respawn is during the day, it will be the PH or live Grimrot; if at night, the PH or dead Grimrot. Hence, if you have the heart from the dead Grimrot already, you want to time the killing of each PH so that the next spawn will be in the daytime. That way, you have a chance to get the live version.

If you need both quest items, you're wasting time by not killing the PH as soon as it spawns. I found the PH uncamped, killed it at 11 PM game time, and got the live Grimrot on the next spawn.

Hope this helps, and good luck to all!
It's Finally Over!
# Jan 27 2002 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
After 6 solid days of camping Grimrot (including setting my alarm and getting up in the middle of the night at spawn times), I am thrilled to say that I finished this quest last night.
The only advice I can offer others is to be patient :). While I was there I tried everything: killing all the skellies, killing only putrids, killing none of them, killing PH at recommended times (i.e. am or pm for specific Grimrot), killing PH as soon as he spawns, etc etc etc. My experience was that none of these things affected the spawn. I saw 2 undead Grimrots and 1 live, all the rest were standing putrid PH's.
So, just stick with it and eventually you will get your reward... and then it's all worth it! Good Luck!
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Tizorius & Scaytha
65 Dread Lord's
Blades of Law
Povar
Grimrot - experiences
# Jan 24 2002 at 6:38 AM Rating: Default
It took 3 weeks for me to get Grimrot. Yep 3 weeks of camping him on and off. Got 5 live ones before I got the undead version. Tried everyone's theories about times etc and what worked for me in the end was this: kill the placeholder between 6am and 9am to spawn the undead one. Kill the PH between 6pm and 9pm to get the live one. The PH will spawn on time, when Grimrot spawns, it was always a bit late.

At 50, undead grimmy is so green - live Grimrot is light blue - had a paladin do the killing for me anyway and the pally managed to bash and interrupt that harm touch. Interesting to know, 'cos harmtouch is a skill not a spell. Another time a lion ran thru just as live Grimmy spawned and Mr Lion got the harmtouch instead LOL. As for faction, well I stopped bothering to kill the putrids after the first week, but killing 5 Grimrots made me Ally. I still fed 400 gold coins "just to be sure" even though I knew my faction must've been high enough (I wasn't going thru all that again). The corrupt guards have become threatening, most are green tho at my level and are no problem except for Dagarok who's also 50.

Oh yeah, watch out for stupid aviaks attacking the skels. I've lost the PH to those birds. The dwarf skelly others mention is for a Kaladim quest and is unrelated to Grimrot or Granex the undead gnoll needed for monks. Grahnex spawns near a tree on the edge of the camp. Also, sometimes live Grimrot will spawn in the middle of the night, just to mess with you. Very glad that's over and good luck to anyone else attempting it.

Panadoll
50 Cleric, Bristlebane.

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