Darkforge Breastplate  

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Time:5 hours
Level:33
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Armour Set
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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: Tue Jun 11 13:31:45 2002
Modified: Tue Jan 2 07:32:45 2018
"an undead knight" may be found at +440, +80, +30 on the third floor.

You say, 'Hail, an undead knight'

an undead knight says 'Leave this place or find yourself [bound to this land] as I am.'

You say, 'Bound to this land?'

an undead knight says 'I was torn to pieces for failure to complete a task for my master. I lost my life, my precious [shadowknight armor] and most of all, my [lower body]!!'

You say, 'What shadowknight armor?'

an undead knight says 'My darkforge armor!! It was taken into the land of lizards by the lizardmen crusaders!! It is worthless decayed armor now!! I cannot even wear it any more, but perhaps you can!! Would you like me to [make you darkforge armor]?'

You say, 'Make me darkforge armor.'

an undead knight says 'Darkforge helms require my decayed helm and visor as well as two Freeport militia helms. The breastplate requires the decayed breastplate, decayed mail and two enchanted platinum bars. Vambraces need both decayed vambraces and a Qeynos Guard kite shield. The bracers require both decayed bracers and a broken horn from a minotaur lord.'

You say, 'What lower body?'

an undead knight says 'My lower body was taken from me, along with my hands. I was pieced together using portions of other failed champions. Now I can only [create darkforge armor] in the form of helms, breastplates, vambraces and bracers.'

You say, 'Create darkforge armor!'

an undead knight says 'Darkforge helms require my decayed helm and visor as well as two Freeport militia helms. The breastplate requires the decayed breastplate, decayed mail and two enchanted platinum bars. Vambraces need both decayed vambraces and a Qeynos Guard kite shield. The bracers require both decayed bracers and a broken horn from a minotaur lord.'

The Decayed Breastplate and Decayed Chainmail drop from "a Tae Ew crusader" and "a Tae Ew Spiritualist" in the Feerrott, out front of the temple of Cazic-Thule. Make sure to turn them all in at once.

an undead knight says 'I grant you the darkforge breastplate!!'

You gain experience!!
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Beware
# Jun 30 2012 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
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This npc actually takes you stuff, platinum bars and all if you dont turn them in all at once. I had to redo breastplate,because i turned it in with only 1 bar. So now i amm redoing this part of the epic, I can only thank Cazic it wasn't my helm parts.
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# Aug 25 2009 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Need response to "What lower body?"




You say, 'what lower body?'

an undead knight says 'My lower body was taken from me, along with my hands. I was pieced together using portions of other failed champions. Now I can only [create darkforge armor] in the form of helms, breastplates, vambraces and bracers.'

You say, 'create darkforge armor!'

an undead knight says 'Darkforge helms require my decayed helm and visor as well as two Freeport militia helms. The breastplate requires the decayed breastplate, decayed mail and two enchanted platinum bars. Vambraces need both decayed vambraces and a Qeynos Guard kite shield. The bracers require both decayed bracers and a broken horn from a minotaur lord.'
Walkthrough
# Sep 24 2005 at 5:45 AM Rating: Excellent
You say, 'Hail, an undead knight '

an undead knight says 'Leave this place or find yourself [bound to this land] as I am.'

You say, 'bound to this land?'

an undead knight says 'I was torn to pieces for failure to complete a task for my master. I lost my life, my precious [shadowknight armor] and most of all, my [lower body]!!'

You say, 'what shadowknight armor?'

an undead knight says 'My darkforge armor!! It was taken into the land of lizards by the lizardmen crusaders!! It is worthless decayed armor now!! I cannot even wear it any more, but perhaps you can!! Would you like me to [make you darkforge armor]?'

You say, 'make me darkforge armor'

an undead knight says 'Darkforge helms require my decayed helm and visor as well as two Freeport militia helms. The breastplate requires the decayed breastplate, decayed mail and two enchanted platinum bars. Vambraces need both decayed vambraces and a Qeynos Guard kite shield. The bracers require both decayed bracers and a broken horn from a minotaur lord.'

<All decayed pieces for this suit of armor drop from both "a Tae Ew crusader" and "a Tae Ew spiritualist". From what I found while camping these items virtually any of the stationary Tae Ew mobs outside of CT can spawn a crusader and I've seen as many as 3 up at a time. The spiritualist only spawns next to the tree at the river's fork, and has 2 buddies to keep him company (3 if you count the one on the other side of the tree). His PH's are either "Radiant" (named enchanter mob) or "a silvered Tae Ew observer". Both crusader and spiritualist are SK mobs that HT (about 300-350), and both drop at least 1-and often 2-decayed pieces. The Tae Ew mobs seem to be on approx. 10 min timer. As far as I could tell there doesn't seem to be a separate loot table for the crusader and spiritualist...either mob has a chance to drop any of the pieces.

Platinum bars cost about 104pp each from jewelcraft vendors (with 100+ cha) and need to be enchanted by a chanter. Don't forget you need 2 of them.>

an undead knight says 'I grant you the darkforge breastplate!!'

You gain experience!!
RE: Walkthrough
# Sep 24 2005 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
Oops, forgot to include this:

Quest is given by "an undead knight" (skeleton) on the third floor of Temple of Sol Ro, loc 440, 80, 31. He is on the left hand side of human caster named Solomen. He gives the quests for helm, BP, vambraces, and bracers, while his counterpart on the right side (also "an undead knight") gives the quests for greaves and boots. I was indifferent to them, and received neither positive or negative faction hits when completing the quests.
nevermind
# Oct 18 2003 at 3:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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He's in the same room as the other one... gotta get some prescription lenses in this helm.
need some help
# Oct 18 2003 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Upon talking to the undead knight in the temple, he says he is only half of Grandyf the Vile, and therefore can only make Darkforge Gauntlets, Greaves, and Boots. Anyone know where the other half of the guy is?
I'm Rdy
# Sep 06 2003 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
51 Teir'dal SK here rdy to start gathering items for the quest to save me forces time. Any short cuts I should know..what I can and can not solo? Any help is greatly appreciated=)

Reaver Furrey Forgetmenot
#Darkrader, Posted: Apr 16 2003 at 4:22 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) yeah this is muitiquest able. i've done it tons of times with my RL friends lvl 14 sk. i've twicked him out with all df and a argent protecter with some +65 hp rings and couger claw. lvl 15 his hp is 659 not bad right? remember fd pulls dont run like a wuss only act like u are
RE: re df
# Apr 18 2003 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
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I've got a friend who is a low lvl sk and wants this armor so I've picked up the decaying armor. However, im kind of a newbie to the whole questing thing so I'm wondering how do you multiquest? Any info would be great
RE: re df
# Jan 02 2004 at 8:42 PM Rating: Default
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you hand in the armor then he hands in the bars, poof he has armor
easy quest
# Nov 01 2002 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I did the whole suit of armor in a little over 8 hours. Tracked with my 51 ranger. After you stay in the zone a bit and know the general area of where the Crusaders spawn you can instantly tell where they are by using track. Crusaders spawn a lot...people just don't realize because there are about 5 different places they can spawn. If you don't have track you never realized they are spawned somewhere else.
Easier Decayed Armour
# Jul 10 2002 at 5:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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FYI I was helping a chanter friend kill Radiant the other day and happened across some decayed mail. On the north side of the island, there is a tree with about 4 lizzies around it. The one up by the tree is the silvered Tae Ew whatever, he is a PH for Radiant AND The Spiritualist. All three can pop in the spot. The Spiritualist was killed by us about 4 times before we got what we needed from Radiant. Every single time, he dropped at least 2, sometimes 3 pieces of decayed. There aren't too many mobs there and should be an easy FD pull to break the cycle, if nothing else. I am L51, so I won't vouch for sure, but the chanter friend was L31 and she conned the three named at varying cons dark blue through yellow. Anyhoo, just my observations for you SKs out there.
where to get teh peices
# Jul 03 2002 at 7:33 PM Rating: Default
ok the best spot to get the armour at is this one obolisque. if u stand on the bank of the rive on the south end of the zone and follow it up. the water should be on your right side as u follow it. then u will find and obolisque with 3 lizards and that is were crusaders spawn teh most and the spiritualist. u can sollo this spot cuase if u pull them righ tthey will come one at a time.
This looks pretty hard.
# Jun 19 2002 at 8:55 AM Rating: Default
I went down to Feerott last night to try and get some of the pieces, and found that each pyramid has 6 or 7 lizards on it, and the ramp has 4 plus 2 gorillas.

So short of always needing to bring along someone who can harmony (not always possible), how can I do this? I thought of trying to Feign Death pull them, but the thought of 7 lizards beating on me and contantly interrupting my spell made me rethink that idea.

Anyone have another suggestion?
RE: This looks pretty hard.
# Jun 20 2002 at 4:32 PM Rating: Good
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ok here is a post i put up on the subject on SK board.

http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/classes.html?class=5&mid=102434595559424

specifically you can easily pull and not get gorillas.

1. first pull the solo lizard at bottom of ramp on one side and kill him.

2. run up railing on the side where lizard is now gone and pull the two at top. you WILL get two lizards, and this is VERY hard solo but with a partner you should be able to do it. just make sure to take any healer out first.

3. repeat on otherside of ramp. as long as you always pull from all the way at the edge of the ramp you won't get the gorillas.

p.s. if you send in pet first to crusader at top of ramp - the gorillas will aggro every time.

you can also get decayed pieces from the lizard spiritualist whose spawn is even easier to solo than the ramp from what i hear though i never did it. here is a post on it though.

http://eqbeastiary.allakhazam.com/search.shtml?id=8012&mid=102447372467402

good luck
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 12 2002 at 9:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Crappy armor for crappy people
RE: CRAPPY
# Jun 13 2002 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
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you can keep your 2 cp's. your post does nothing to help anyone that comes here looking for info on the df breatsplate quest.

if you think it's lame armor to quest for why don't you do something helpful like suggest an alternative.

i have a full set of DF and was able to attain it with small groups starting from lvl 30. many twinks have better armor than this by lvl 30 so they aren't interested in the quests. if you are not twinked these quests are well worth it. armor is good , xp is good , and you get to travel all around completing them.

i had a grand time doing these quests.
RE: CRAPPY
# Jun 17 2002 at 9:08 AM Rating: Good
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This armor was/is some of the best armor in the game for lv 30's and grats to any non-twinks that have earned this stuff with their first characters.
I do want to add something about how importent this armor is for sk's to get ... we need to turn in our DF BP, Helm, and greeves in order to start our epic quest, so most SK's will have to do these quests at some point in time, mine as well do this quest while the armor is still really good and sense it can be attained by the levels that need it, this is one of the best quests in the game for players that don't have a high level char yet.
Crusaders
# Jun 11 2002 at 11:22 PM Rating: Default
I have been doing this quest for about 4weeks. and i have seen that Crusaders spawn on the ramp most ofen, then at the radiant/silvered spot, then rarely at one of the smaller pyrimids. I mostly soloed them at the radiant/silvered spot, much easier to take than the ramp, no alligators will add to your train
Combining
# May 10 2002 at 6:00 PM Rating: Default
ok i understand that you have to get some peices to make the armor but what i was wondering is how you put the peices together? do you use a forge? or do you have to turn the peices into an NPC?
RE: Combining
# Jun 11 2002 at 5:43 PM Rating: Default
The Darkforge armor quests originate in the Temple of Solusek Ro. You return the pieces to the questgiver there and he/she assembles them into your piece of armor.
Cursaders
# May 06 2002 at 1:08 PM Rating: Default
I am now camping the pieces for the darkforge armor. I am a 44 ERU sk. The pyramids otuside Cazic have a number of lizards out there. For the most part, they are Light blue to me at 44, but many spawn that are both blue and green. I was planning to help a low level BL friend of mine PL a bit when I ran into the first of the crusaders. Not a difficult fight for me. The harm touch for 301 did hurt a bit, but I was only down a bub and a half of life by the end. This one dropped 2 pieces of the armor for darkforge. They seem to spawn at the enterance to Cazic most often, or at/near the top of the pyramids near the Cazic enterance. My strategy has simply been keep the entrance and the pyramids clear. Even with a low 30's BL as a healer, it is possible with only moderate downtime. (Enough for a nicotine fix now and then) In about 1 1/2 horus, I got 3 pieces needed, includeing 1/2 of the BP. Not that I really need it, but I'm going back to camp some more. I like these quests. Hope this helps some others out. Anyone know if the Grimey lance for the Soulfiend quest still drops?
RE: Cursaders
# Jun 17 2002 at 11:36 AM Rating: Default
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Yes, it does. Drops off of a Tae Ew Spiritualist, who used to be the ritualist when CT wasn't the acursed version.

If you are looking straight up the ramp to CT, run right until you hit the water. Follow the water to the right, and you'll get to a pillar that is standing up with 4 lizards around it... 3 of them can be the generic fanatic/zealot/whatever spawns, but the one closest to the pillar will be a silvered Tae Ew observer, Radiant, or a Tae Ew Spiritualist. Spawn time is about 1/2 an hour... Observer common spawn, Ritualist uncommon (but I'm gonna lean towards rare... but that's just my luck :p) and Radiant rare.

Spent 20 hours recamping the Darkforge for epic over the weekend and got all except the right leg plate... Then someone was selling a pair for 450, and figured I could make that amount of money in the time it would take me to get the right greave easily, if not much more :p
Crusaders Moved
# Apr 06 2002 at 12:48 AM Rating: Excellent
Crusaders are now in Feerott and same lvl as they were in originally in Cazic Thule So now you have to head to Feerott and i knowfor fact that they are there beacuase i killed them
Minor problem
# Mar 27 2002 at 6:35 PM Rating: Default
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Anyone noticed how Cazic is now a 50+ zone?
Great. Now I can walk in to get the armor and get my **** kicked while I'm at it.
I'm a lvl 51 SK right now and regreting not spending more time in Cazic to get what I needed. Always figured I'd have time...go figure.
Has Verant changed the location of the drops to a different zone? I sure hope so, otherwise there are going to be some VERY unhappy SK's out there...me among them.
Has anyone seen the decayed drop from anywhere else yet? And if so what zone and from what mob?

Leizark Relucife
Shad Knight of 51 moons before getting pulled over by the cops for indecent exposer
Waiting for my one phone call
Why is my cellmate Bubba smiling at me?
RE: Minor problem
# Apr 27 2002 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
Shad knight of ebay sounds more like it. Doesn't even read other posts.
RE: Minor problem
# Mar 31 2002 at 4:52 AM Rating: Good
Try doing a little research first...Either that or just scroll down. All the crusaders are in the Feerrott OUTSIDE the temple and are still in the low 30s. Minor problem solved.
Minor problem
# Mar 27 2002 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
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Cazic is now a 50+ zone. Greeeat.
I'm lvl 51 right now and all set to start on my epic. I'm now regreting that I didn't spent more time on the Darkforge armor.
I've got the helm and a few pieces for the greaves...but now what?
Anyone know if Verant changed the drop locations of the decaying armor?
If they didn't there are going to be alot of Shad Knights out there ****** as a monkey beating on a rock...what a monkey and a rock have anything to do with it I don't know...but you get the jist of it.

Leizark Relucife
Shad Knight of 51 years spent wandering aimlessly
Worrying about the Darkforge
Has anyone seen the cheeze?
new data
# Mar 25 2002 at 12:00 AM Rating: Default
New data: since the crusaders have been moved outside of cazic thule, they now spawn in places around the ramp in feerott.
They spawn in the locations where the higher level lizard men spawn, the entrance has 2 on each side of the ramp, 1 on each side of the bottom of the ramp, and one can be safely pulled solo, at the pyrimid west of the ramp, on the west side of the pyramid, at the bottom step,
ive been soloing these guys for killer xp & money, at lvl 36.
the crusaders , from what ive seen in unpopulated hours, pop round about 1 in every 8 spawns, but it still is pretty random, they do usually drop 2 peices, and ive managed to get 1 set of completed boots, and have the decayed peices for the vambraces, unfortunaly, the only peice i need is the bracer, and the helm would be a plus,
with so many peices involved, you will find yourself with frequent duplicate peices, i guess thats just the price you pay.
i hope this awnsers all present questions on this camp =)
Decayed
# Mar 15 2002 at 8:09 AM Rating: Default
Was hunting ouside CT yesterday...my party got a total of 9 pieces...and the crusaders DO still drop 2 pieces..every1 of ours did...
RE: Decayed
# Jun 12 2002 at 10:01 AM Rating: Default
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If every one of the crusaders dropped two pieces .... how in the world did your group get only 9 pieces? hmmmm
RE: Decayed
# Jun 18 2002 at 10:34 PM Rating: Default
you ever think he meant 9 different peices not 9 total peices >,,
Crusaders in Feerrott
# Mar 08 2002 at 4:29 AM Rating: Excellent
Well, big change now for the darkforge quests. After patching Cazic into a high level dungeon, the crusaders can now be found in Feerott, which DOES simplify the quest, as they are much easier to track down now. SKs can use sense undead to track their pets and won't run into a wall anymore like they did in Cazic *g*.

They mostly seem to spawn on top of those little pyramids near the entrance to Cazic now.
RE: Crusaders in Feerrott
# Mar 22 2002 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Been hunting the crusaders for the last week and not one that I saw had a pet with him. Casting sence undead only got the greenblood zombie. Guess the bums ran out of bone chips.
RE: Crusaders in Feerrott
# Apr 03 2002 at 5:45 PM Rating: Default
agreed, from what i can tell, they simply do not make pets any more

steelie dan
Crusaders & Ritualist
# Mar 04 2002 at 5:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Looks like they changed the spawnrate a bit on those crusaders during the last patches.
Went to Cazic yesterday for a few hours with guild to get those decayed parts to fit out our younger SKs and get the missing parts needed for epic on higher ones and killed about a dozen crusaders and four ritualists. The crusaders spawned regulary on top and at the base of the pyramid. I don't think we were just that lucky so they must have increased the spawn rate.
On the other hand they now only drop one part of the decayed mail, not two like they used to when being a much rarer spawn.
And to those who want to get their hands on decayed parts soloing just park a char in the ritualist room and log him on every few hours. The ritualist is a much easier kill since there are no healers around and you ll get only 2 adds max, very easy to take out by a char in their late forties. Doesn't even have to be an SK since anyone can do the quest and the finished armor is not no drop :-)

Aarlaan Souslasher
SK of the 54th season
Palisade of Shadows, Tarew Marr
RE: Crusaders & Ritualist
# Mar 22 2002 at 11:20 PM Rating: Default
Did they leave the ritualist inside where he used to be?
RE: Crusaders & Ritualist
# Mar 22 2002 at 11:20 PM Rating: Default
Did they leave the ritualist inside where he used to be?
Crusaders
# Feb 20 2002 at 5:42 PM Rating: Default
Just so all the SKs know,the crusaders are random but they always drop the decayed armor.When I was lower lvl I used to fight here..I barely ever saw the crusaders.I don't know much about this quest or about armor except I knew some stuff about the crusaders so i thought it wouldn't hurt to tell about them.Hope it helps!Safe hunting and good luck!

Cinea Starshiner
51 Enchantress
Zeb Server
:P
# Feb 14 2002 at 8:52 AM Rating: Default
Go crusty armor over this junk.... just stay away from the crusty legs arms and boots with that neg dex... have fun
RE: :P
# Feb 14 2002 at 6:07 PM Rating: Default
*cough*



You need Bp for epic newbie and ac is ok ... Lol sort of and looks nice :P
Crusty?
# Mar 26 2002 at 6:59 PM Rating: Good
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What's "Crusty Armour"? I've heard it mentioned once in passing, but they didn't answer my inquiry.

Edmundon
lvl 14 SK Troll
Not Evil, just misunderstood
RE: Crusty?
# Apr 23 2002 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Crusty is Crustacean Shell armor which drops off the Othmir in Cobalt Scar. (Othmir are the otter guys, high 40's with excessive amount of hp's)

Because of faction and the cheapness of Crusty (which adds ALOT of STA and STR, both good stats as well as high AC) its advised to just buy the Crusty as opposed to camping it.

And Just for the record, AC is not the only thing that matters to tanks, High STA and STR are also desirable.

-Amneth
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