Bristlebane's Party Favor - Bristlebane's Favor  

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Information:
This Quest is Seasonal
Level:75
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Success Lockout Timer: 18:00:00
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Related Quests:
Era:Seeds of Destruction
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Mar 18 11:11:09 2009
Modified: Sat Mar 9 22:50:56 2013
Anniversary events tend to run from mid-March to mid-April (sometimes to mid-May) each year. They are not available during the "off season".

For an overview and list of EverQuest Anniversary events, see this quest entry.



This is an anniversary quest available only during anniversary season (a few weeks during March and April). It was introduced in 2009 as part of EverQuest's 10th anniversary.

This is one of 16 deity quests. For an overview of how rewards work and how these quests are linked with one another, see this writeup.

Below here are the details for this particular quest.



Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image wanders the Plane of Knowledge near the Soulbinder.

You say, 'Hail, Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image'

Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image says 'Hello there! You might know me. Then again, you might not. No matter to me, really. I just wanted to invite you to a [party]!'

You say, 'A party?'

Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image says 'It seems to me that lately you folks here on Norrath have gotten a bit too stressed out. You've been slaying dragons for a decade, it's time to relax! So I've set up some firework shows for you. Of course with any good party plans, you really should expect to go to several places to get the most out of it. So do you want to enjoy a good show? Are you up to the challenge? A party [challenge]!'

You say, 'I'll take the challenge'

Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image says 'Well then, good luck! Most of all have fun!'

You have been assigned the task 'Bristlebane's Party Favor - Bristlebane's Favor'.

Bristlebane wants you to visit the firework shows all over Norrath. They happen only at one place at a time, so you have to keep moving!

Bristlebane told you that he's having a party and has challenged you to participate. All over Norrath, and likely a few other places, there are firework shows to enjoy. All he has asked is that you find those fireworks and enjoy them. But the fireworks show only happens in one place at a time, so you'll have to keep moving. Bristlebane assured you that nothing bad would happen to you...



CLUE: Where there's fireworks, there's smoke. Where there's hot water, there's this.
LOCATION: Steamfont -- SE portion of zone (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: For small folks, they sure play a big game of chess!
LOCATION: Butcherblock -- around PoK book (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Where the Windstalker used to stalk.
LOCATION: Qeynos Hills -- south of Hadden (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Big feet, big sandy footprints.
LOCATION: Southern Desert of Ro -- around spectre isle (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: If a bear was bare here, it couldn't bear it.
LOCATION: Everfrost -- path south of PoK book, also wanders through most of the mountain paths (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Stone boat shuttles? Who are they kidding?
LOCATION: Erudin -- on the docks (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Fear? Rot? Well, these are a few of my favorite things.
LOCATION: The Feerrott -- wide circle around the druid ring and PoK book (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Kurn's View isn't so nice here as it once was.
LOCATION: Field of Bone -- walks the path from Cabilis entrance down to the pit(CONFIRMED)

CLUE: The markets here are wonderful, though who really needs that much catnip?
LOCATION: Shar Vahl -- bridge near Shadeweaver zone (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Only an elf would think that their dark is greater than someone else's.
LOCATION: Greater Faydark -- underneath Kelethin, near PoD lift, NW of druid ring (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: I can't believe that those leatherfoot, er leatherfeets, are still alive.
LOCATION: Nektolus Forest -- wizard portal area (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Trolls be wary, this is their home and they will give you warts if you pester them.
LOCATION: Rathe Mountains -- old hill giant area (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Are you one with the wall?
LOCATION: Misty Thicket -- on top of the wall (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Minitab? Is that even a word?
LOCATION: Natimbi -- pathing IN the river, east to west (and sometimes south into the ocean), you can get update levitating above him (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: You take the low pass....
LOCATION: Highpass Hold -- in front of Highpass Keep (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: I'd prefer a crescent roll myself.
LOCATION: Crescent Reach -- back part of zone, on ground below dragons (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Home to many of the world's largest things: largest Gnome launcher, largest clockwork and largest crash site!
LOCATION: Dragonscale Hills -- on road near the farm, around /loc +3500, -925; also has been sited on the beach by the docks and in the water there (CONFIRMED)
note: The party machine not only walks around in DSH, he also warps from spot to spot. Just pick one of the known sighting locations and hang out there until you see him.

CLUE: High places are always covered with the veil of morning light.
LOCATION: Dawnshroud Peaks -- doing a wide ring outside Sanctus Seru between the baker's camp and Netherbian (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Where claws met Norrath.
LOCATION: Cobalt Scar -- walking along the beach (CONFIRMED)

CLUE: Edge of the sea with the same name.
LOCATION: Barren Coast -- along the coastline near the docks (CONFIRMED)



Upon completion:

Your task 'Bristlebane's Party Favor - Bristlebane's Favor' has been updated.

Bristlebane told you that he's having a party and has challenged you to participate. All over Norrath, and likely a few other places, there are firework shows to enjoy. All he has asked is that you find those fireworks and enjoy them. But the fireworks show only happens in one place at a time, so you'll have to keep moving. Bristlebane assured you that nothing bad would happen to you...

You hear a laugh in your mind. Bristlebane has noticed your attendance at his party.

Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image shouts 'Thanks for attending my party! You've been a wonderful guest. May our next ten years together be as grand as our first!'

Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image says 'See ya!'

IF YOU HAIL BRISTLEBANE'S IMAGE AFTERWARDS:

You say, 'Hail, Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image'

Bristlebane says, 'I hope you enjoyed the show! I bet you thought I was going to trick you and do something funny to you when you got to each of my shows. So when you got to the fireworks you were probably worried that something bad was going to happen! Well, some tricks are more subtle than a pie in the face.'




Reward(s):
Fireworks Focus of Bristlebane
Potion of Adventure II
Player flags
Bristlebane's Party Generator
Celebratory Fireworks Caster
3150p, 0g, 0s, 0c
Experience

This option offers the following:

Option 1: Distillate of Alacrity X
Option 2: Distillate of Celestial Healing XIII
Option 3: Distillate of Clarity XIII
Option 4: Distillate of Divine Healing XIII
Option 5: Distillate of Health XIII
Option 6: Replenishment XIII
Option 7: Distillate of Spirituality XIII
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Locations on The Rathe Server 2014
# Mar 25 2014 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
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As of Mar 25, 2014 on The Rathe Server, you must ADD three hours to the formula calculation to arrive at the correct zone. The Party Machine despawns 10mins after the hour.

Go to Plane of Knowledge (or ask someone who is in PoK)
Type /up

You will get this message: (These numbers are for example)
This world has been running for 23:15:57:19
This zone has been running for 10:09:51:52

Ignore the first line with "This world". You want the number in the second line "This zone"

The number 10:09:51:52 means this:
PoK zone has been running for 10 days, 9 hours, 51 minutes, 52 seconds.

Here's how you find the Party Machine:
10 days x 24 hrs = 240
240 + 9 hours = 249
249 / 20 = 12.45

The remainder is .45
.45 * 20 = 9 (ignore any fractional part)
The party machine is "zone 9"


On the Stromm/Luclin Server the formula is accurate with no addition needed.
greater faydark location update
# Mar 20 2014 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I found the machine in the opposite direction from the instructions above. I found it south by southwest of the druid ring, near the POD lift, under kelethin
BristleBane's Party schedule
# Mar 19 2014 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
I have no idea how to read these charts you are putting up. One of them says 07:49:30 as Time, with the associated place being Steamfont,SE portion of zone. Well, I checked '/time' and at both 7am-8am and 7pm-8pm in game time, there was no party machine or fireworks to be seen. And I have absolutely no idea what "MOD(((A1*24)+B1);20)" means. I don't think it's a Math term, is it?
BristleBane's Party schedule
# Mar 21 2014 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
It's an excel spreadsheet formula
Update
# Mar 18 2014 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Just seen on Povar at 6:00 PM (EST) on the Bridge at Shar Vahl..
{UPDATE == 1:33amEST - running about in CR on Povar}
{UPDATE == 2:02amEST - Found in DSH at farm on Povar}

Charka of Povar

Edited, Mar 19th 2014 1:34am by charka

Edited, Mar 19th 2014 2:03am by charka
Another spreadsheet to help ease the pain !
# Mar 18 2014 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Last year I missed getting this one done by one item and one hour because of the mod command drifting (wrong zone wrong time ) so I took Korika's excellent sheet and expanded it a bit so it would show the current zone, what I needed, and were it would be in the future. You can get the sheet here https://app.box.com/s/kklkhe41g5lky992pzdv . Please feel free to do what you want with it. It did save me hours this year by not having to guess were he was and having to pop into POK to get the current uptime.

PS: I don't use excel so this one is in open office-3.3 .ods which should convert to most any other modern spreadsheet app.

Another spreadsheet to help ease the pain !
# Apr 13 2014 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
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The spreadsheet does not seem to work in excel 2010. it does not come over with any formulae.
Luclin update
# Mar 14 2014 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Just checked on Luclin and it still changes zone just before half past (PoK uptime). It left Misty and appeared in Natimbi within 2 to 5 mins so it appears to be working correctly on Luclin.
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# Mar 14 2014 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Also just as additional information, at least on Vox the Party Machine only appears for about the last 15 minutes of the hour, and he is emitting fireworks the whole time. So you can't find him in the zones at all until he spawns in the zone around the 45 minute mark, does his walk for the remainder of the hour; despawns. Reappears in next zone location 45 minutes later, fireworking, etc.

Edited, Mar 14th 2014 2:52am by Symbilein
Rathe mts
# Mar 13 2014 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Im not sure what I am doing wrong but I have been in rathe mountains now 5 times during the time he is supposed to be there but have never seen him in that zone. The last 3 times I sat in the nek wizard portal area until he de-spawns, gate to PoK, Stone to Gutka, head to the NE area (the old hill giant area , as I assume)... but nothing.
I run the area, nothing, then Ill run the zone just to be sure, nothing. Pop to the wall in Misty Thicket to see if its poppedthere yet, nothing, go back to RM , no robot.

The first 2 times I relied on the timers and just showed when it was calc'ed he would be there .............................. If anyone knows where Im going wrong please lmk, .. or if anyone can verify a spot on Povar that they updated in that zone it would be great, thanks


Charka of Povar
Rathe mts
# Mar 14 2014 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
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That you say "NE" makes me troubleshoot firstly that you're in the wrong area; the area is more West-South-West. Here on this map it's the number 19 area:

www.allakabor.com/eqatlas/rathemtnsmap.html

I found him at about number 21; he wasn't on top of the plateau there, but down below in the grassy area East of the plateau.

As for me, I lost him at Dawnshroud. I ran a loop between Sanctus Seru and Netherbian but didn't see him and I was confident Dawnshroud would be an easy find like all the others, but did not see him there. I'm not sure what "Sanctus Seru between the baker's camp and Netherbian" actually means in the directions, but I pretty much covered the area between SS and Netherbian for a while (even spiralled outward to try and cover more of the zone when I began to suspect I wasn't going to find him where I figured the directions meant) and surprisingly didn't see the Party Machine.
Rathe mts
# Mar 14 2014 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Got him!! Thanks for that, I was hunting the wrong area. Ive been playing since "Trilogy" and that NE area (frst right turn from Ferrott) has always been where I farmed HG, soI was stuck on that being the area.

Thank you again,

Charka of Povar
Shar Vahl
# Mar 13 2014 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Observed display at Shar Vahl (4.50pm EST US- Vox)
Where is the Party Machine
# Mar 13 2014 at 4:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Any sighting of the Party Machine on Erollsi Marr since the patch yesterday? According to original math he should have been in Natimbi 530am est but no show so I think the patch scewed the timing. Thanks.
butcherblock
# Mar 11 2014 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Observed fireworks display in Butcherblock (Vox) five minutes ago (9.55 EST US); happened upon him by accident as he fireworked (though have the Bristlebane favor running). Pursuing into Qeynos Hills.

Edited, Mar 11th 2014 10:13pm by Symbilein
butcherblock
# Mar 11 2014 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Observed in Qeynos Hills at 10.50 (Vox)
7:30 PM EST - Povar
# Mar 10 2014 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
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First, thank you Korika!
Last year when I returned to the game (perfect timing, 2 days makes it a year, so I came in right at fest 2013), I would log in and manually mine that formula. But thanks, that excel allowed me to log in, pop to PoK, check up time, DL the file and hit the current zone .... all in less than 7 mins.
OK, now the reason for post, ... at the moment, Bristles firework robot has been in cresent reach for 14 mins ...

Charka of Povar
Excel file
# Mar 10 2014 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I have make an excel file there => http://eqtoonx.free.fr/brisbane.xls

Download it, open it, and go in Plane of Knowledge,
In PoK, use the command : "/UPTIME", you will have 2 lines the 1st one is the time since the server is on-line.
The 2nd line is the time since the ZONE is on line, this is the timer we will use. In MY example "16:21:29:59" 16 (days), 21 (Hours), 29 (minutes) 59 (seconds).
[Mon Mar 10 12:49:16 2014] This world has been running for 16:21:34:34.
[Mon Mar 10 12:49:16 2014] This zone has been running for 16:21:29:59.
In the excel file, in B1 put the day, in B2 the hour and in B3 the minutes.
Un B4 you must see the zone where the party is. Command line in it is "=MOD(((days*24)+hours);20)-2" the -2 is for adjust the zone this year (2014) so it can be a bit different for 2015.
You have the zone list too with all locations.

PS : 11 March 2014 - server crash now formula is "=MOD(((days*24)+hours);20)" !

Edited, Mar 11th 2014 2:50am by korika
Excel file
# Mar 15 2014 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
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This is the best thing that ever happened to the worst quest ever. Worked like a charm. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Excel file
# Mar 10 2014 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been following the party on Luclin for the last 6 hours and the formula is slightly wrong for some reason; I assume it works for other server(s).
First of all, it changes zones around half past (PoK uptime) and second it seems to be -1 and not -2.

It went from South Ro to Everfrost when PoK uptime was between 04:08:28:56 and 04:08:29:11. Then it went to Erudin at 04:09:29:08.

So for Luclin the formula currently is (MOD(((A1*24)+B1),20))-1 before half past and (MOD(((A1*24)+B1),20)) after.

No clue why Luclin would be different but I just followed the party from Dawnshroud Peaks all the way to Erudin and it was moving around half past.
Excel file
# Mar 11 2014 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm also on Luclin and your adjustment seems to be spot on. The formula wasn't working for me until I did what you posted. Ty!
Natimbi
# Mar 08 2014 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Spotted in Natimbi
Bristlebane server
Earth time 23:54:00 (11:55 Central US)
Natimbi
# Mar 10 2014 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Now, it is "=MOD(((days*24)+hours);20)" remove the -2 at end.
excel cheat sheet 2014 betox server
# Mar 08 2014 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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A1 days
B1 hours
C1 =(MOD(((A1*24)+B1),20))-2
Misty Thicket
# Mar 07 2014 at 6:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Partymachine popped in Misty Thicket at 6:21 am Central US Time. Next should be Natimbi.
Misty Thicket
# Mar 23 2014 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
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BPM sighted in Highpass Hold 03/22/14 at 10:15 pm CST. Tunare Server.
Nektulos Forest loc
# Mar 07 2014 at 4:16 AM Rating: Good
Didn't update on top of wizzy spire, but a little north of it at 30, -715
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Rathe server 2014
# Mar 06 2014 at 7:35 AM Rating: Decent
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On the Rathe server 2014:

Partymachine is currently in Greater Faydark where he popped at 2.15 PM Central European Time. (The PoK zone up-time at that point was 12days 22hours 57minutes)
So at 3.15 PM Central European Time he will pop in Nektulos Forest.

Bertox cheat sheet 2013
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Bertox is right on schedule




Excel cheat sheet

A1 days
B1 hours
C1 =(MOD(((A1*24)+B1),20))
Bertox cheat sheet 2013
# Apr 20 2013 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Nameless appears to be running +3 post-patch.
Bertox cheat sheet 2013
# Apr 20 2013 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Found him at p1115, p68 in Everfrost at 03:09:04:53 PoK time today on Nameless.
Confirmed Sighting
# Apr 17 2013 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Returning player after 5+ years (75 was brand new cap at the time), so I'm not sure if the servers are sync'ed but I'm on Povar, it was reset about 12 hours ago (PoK)...

9:20 pm EST - caught on the wall in MT , looking like he spends alot of time on the southern part.

In the past hour though, I never got this: >, " LOCATION: Rathe Mountains -- old hill giant area (CONFIRMED)" .. That is the location prior to this. I ran around what I thought was the "old hill giant" area, on the hill, around the hill, the creepy hotel thingy of houses on the back-side.. the gypsy vendor area.. for an hour i ran around and on this hill, never saw him, never his lights. Iirc, that IS the old hg area, were we all used to farm pp and steel weaps for more pp at the gypsies (not me, ikky/necro.. they wouldnt talk to me).

Anyway, has anyone else faced this? Anyone have n /loc for a footprint in his path in that zone?


Hope this helps, and pre-thanks if anyone knows rathe mount locs

EDIT : He poofed out of MT at 10:14 pm EST

Edited, Apr 17th 2013 10:13pm by charka
Confirmed Sighting
# Apr 20 2013 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Rathe mountains I found him at the loc suggested lower in the thread:

Quote:
rathe mnts at 356, 2343.
Erollosi Marr/Nameless
# Mar 27 2013 at 11:12 PM Rating: Good
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Post-Patch is now exactly matched with the equation, if you count Steamfont as 0.
Erollosi Marr/Nameless
# Apr 12 2013 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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It was for me as well although he then didn't appear in CR or Dragonscale that I could find.
Offset for Cazic Thule Server
# Mar 26 2013 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Since the party machine got stuck in Highpass Hold over the weekend of 3/23/13 - 3/24/13, the offset for the Cazic Thule server is currently +3, and he appears now at thirty-five minutes past the hour.
BPM
# Mar 24 2013 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
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What the **** is the BPM? For those that dont understand the vernacular.
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BPM
# Mar 24 2013 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Bristlebane's Party Machine - an untargetable clockwork that prances around
setting off magically endless supplies of fireworks and lag! Find the party!
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BPM
# Mar 24 2013 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks Temperance. I had 8 people ask me what it was. It was mentioned way way down the thread here. Will help everyone. Thanks and hugs and smiles.
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Bristlebane server 2013
# Mar 23 2013 at 12:10 PM Rating: Good
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The offset on Bristlebane server for 2013 is -2. Therefore, the Excel formula is: =MOD(((up_days * 24) + up_hours),20) - 2

Initial calculations placed the BPM in Erudin, while I actually found it in South Ro. Top of the hour I watched it vanish from South Ro, and then minutes later found it in Everfrost.
Bristlebane server 2013
# Mar 23 2013 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
Same thing on the Cazic-Thule server. The change occured recently. Now its 2 spots back. It was 3 spots back within the past day or 2. EDIT: Have problems this weekend with instances. Right now Brells Party Machine is stuck in Highpass Hold at least on the cazic-thule server. EDIT: It finally started moving again. Now its actually 3 spots ahead.


Edited, Mar 25th 2013 1:30pm by Rickymaru
2013 location's
# Mar 17 2013 at 4:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I can confirm Oymen's post. use the calculations below and subtract 3 spots. 3/17/13 6:10 AM he was up in Mountains of Rathe. The math put him in Highpass Hold. Also he was late, /up time was 3.22.20 This was on prexus server.
Location in 2013
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At least for the E-Marr server, back up 3 spots to get BPM's location. For example, at 3 days and 9 hours, the BPM was located in Cobalt Scar.
Location in 2013
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Also, the location change occurred around 15 minutes after the hour.
On Schedule
# Apr 07 2012 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
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April 7th 2012: At 6pm EDT Saturday Night, the BPM has arrived at G Fay. Previous 5 Zone have all seen him as well, teleporting at the top of the hour.
Count forward from 6pm EDT to the Current EDT time and you will be in the correct zone.
Bertox-Saryn

EXCEL CALCUATION = =(MOD(((A1*24)+B1),20))-4
Where A1 = Number of Days Up
Where B1 - Number of Hours Up (in addition to days, not as a Days*24s+Hours)

Edited, Apr 7th 2012 6:14pm by Sonavaa

Edited, Apr 7th 2012 6:21pm by Sonavaa
bugged???????
# Apr 05 2012 at 5:31 PM Rating: Good
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several players on The Rathe server doing this quest today, we had the calculations to a T, Followed him all the way til it was time to head to Everfrost... but he never showed... so we went ahead and had someone go back to PoK to reget the /up but it was still the same calculation. We decided to just go ahead and go to the next location which should have been Erudin, Top of the hour came, he still never showed... waited about 15 mins. I just went to the Feerrott and he was suppose to be there as the hour had changed, Still no BPM!!!!! what is going on?
bugged???????
# Apr 06 2012 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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No, the math all works out, but the offset is different for each year. For 2012 figure out what the remainder is from the date calculation and subtract 4. The calculation said the party machine was supposed to be in Everfrost (4), but I found it in Steamfont (0). I waited till the next hour and sure enough, the calculation said Erudin (5) but I found it in Butcherblock (1).

Have fun partying....

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do crafting a party before you do this one because it requires an attendance at one of these to complete that quest.
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Bugged?
# Mar 19 2012 at 6:30 AM Rating: Decent
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I just completed this quest, hailed the mob at the start to get the task and went to all zones, collecting all flags as displayed in my quest journal. I also hailed the mob at the end and got the message posted here earlier by several. I did not get any of the items listed as the reward---is this a bug? Was there something I should have done? I turned in a petition on it but am putting the question to you good folks. Thanks for any help/advice you could give me.
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crescent reach between newbie spawn and tunnel entrance. pop at -817, -1164.
dragonscale hills near docks in the water at -3602, 1394.
dawnshroud peaks between netherbian lair and sanctus seru at 371, 1127.
cobalt scar on the beach at -716, -468 and went straight into the water from there heading ese.
steamfont southeast at -1519, -629, it was walking along the mountain line towards east.
butcherblock it walks on the path, spotted it at 1608, -340 and it kept walking on the path to 2152, -879 where it stayed for a few moments and turned around walking the path back.
qeynos hills south of the lake at 1663, 905. it walked on from there to 153, 156 stayed a little while and walked back north west and to the lake.
gfay at -53, 583.
rathe mnts at 356, 2343.
feerrott at the druid ring 294, -1859.
Qeynos Hills Location
# Mar 24 2011 at 9:22 PM Rating: Good
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CLUE: Where the Windstalker used to stalk.
LOCATION: Qeynos Hills -- south of Hadden (CONFIRMED)

Haven't seen Hadden fishing in the zone in awhile. I came across the Party Machine pathing along the west zone wall, south of the little lake.

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2011 Zone Calculation
# Mar 22 2011 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
I'm not sure what exactly is going on, but here is what I and another person have tested over the course of 2 days.

Using the zone calculations from a previous poster which was great information, however, we were not able to locate the "Bristlebane's Party Machine".

Getting frustrated and thinking this was bugged, I decided to stop working on this quest and start on another.
While doing that, I stumbled upon the BPM in Butcherblock Mountains.
Excited, I made the announcement of his location in general and myself and another person started our adventure.

After getting the update on my task, I did the calculations to see what zone he was suppose to be in versus what zone he was actually in. Per the info, BPM was suppose to be in Misty Thicket but was actually in Butcherblock Mountains. I followed BPM for several hours and zones, went to bed and came back the following day just to make sure that the new information was what it was and also so that the information I passed on was correct and not leading someone on a wild goose chase. (Which I could still be doing, not on purpose however)

So basically, you do the math calculations to find out what zone BPM is in, then you count backwards 11 zones and that is where BPM is.

(Copying and Pasting example from previous post)

First, you need to know how long the Plane of Knowledge zone has been up.

Go to Plane of Knowledge (or ask someone who is in PoK)
Type /up

You will get this message: (These numbers are for example)
This world has been running for 23:15:57:19
This zone has been running for 10:09:51:52

Ignore the first line with "This world". You want the number in the second line "This zone"

The number 10:09:51:52 means this:
PoK zone has been running for 10 days, 9 hours, 51 minutes, 52 seconds.

Here's how you find the Party Machine:
10 days x 24 hrs = 240
240 + 9 hours = 249
249 / 20 = 12.45

The remainder is .45
.45 * 20 = 9 (ignore any fractional part)
The party machine is "zone 9"

The zones are listed below, they are numbered 0 thru 19

The 9th zone on the list is:
CLUE: Only an elf would think that their dark is greater than someone else's.
LOCATION: Greater Faydark -- underneath Kelethin, near PoD lift, NW of druid ring (CONFIRMED)

NOW, on the list

The zones are also listed in order on your Alt-Q Quest Journal
0 Steamfont
1 Butcherblock
2 Qeynos Hills
3 Sourh Ro
4 Everfrost
5 Erudin
6 Feerott
7 Field of Bone
8 Shar Vahl
9 Greater Faydark
10 Nektulos Forest
11 Mountains of Rathe
12 Misty Thicket
13 Natimbi
14 Highpass Hold
15 Cresent Reach
16 Dragonscale Hills
17 Dawnshroud Peaks
18 Cobalt Scar
19 BarrenCoast

Count backwards from Greater Faydark, 11 places to Cobalt Scar, and that is where he is in 2011.
2011 Zone Calculation
# Mar 18 2012 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
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For 2012, the timing seems to be based on the world time, not POK zone time.
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# Mar 28 2011 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm with Shiqra. I have not had to count back 11 zones. He has always been in the zone straight from the calculation.
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I'm doing this quest this year (2011) on two different servers (Cazic Thule and Firiona Vie), and so far I've found the Party Machine exactly where the previous post's calculations had it located. /shrug

I have noticed, however, a slight time lag - when the hour ticks over the machine does not appear immediately in the new zone. But wait 5 minutes or so, and he'll show up. And I've noticed he sometimes isn't precisely where the clue has him, but near there - if I wander around I'll catch sight of the fireworks show.
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# Mar 29 2011 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
I've been doing these on Test, so there, in itself, may be the problem. Timing not quite the same as live?? (Shrug)

Was not trying to give bad info by no means. (Smile)

Good luck All...
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One /loc that the Party Machine will stand at for an extended period of time amidst generally pathing around is pos 56, neg 125. If someone wants to try collecting this update while AFK, standing at this loc will allow you to do that.
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My bad :(

Edited, Apr 23rd 2010 9:50am by Xionnae
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Just nitpicking here but the "Related Zones" link lists "Everfrost Peaks" when it should be "Dawnshroud Peaks"
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The related Zones List:
"Netherbian Lair" SHOULD be "Everfrost Peaks"

Edited, Apr 12th 2010 2:20am by markrandle

Edited, Apr 12th 2010 2:22am by markrandle
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# Apr 04 2010 at 10:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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You can calculate which zone the Party Machine is in:

First, you need to know how long the Plane of Knowledge zone has been up.

Go to Plane of Knowledge (or ask someone who is in PoK)
Type /up

You will get this message: (These numbers are for example)
This world has been running for 23:15:57:19
This zone has been running for 10:09:51:52

Ignore the first line with "This world". You want the number in the second line "This zone"

The number 10:09:51:52 means this:
PoK zone has been running for 10 days, 9 hours, 51 minutes, 52 seconds.

Here's how you find the Party Machine:
10 days x 24 hrs = 240
240 + 9 hours = 249
249 / 20 = 12.45

The remainder is .45
.45 * 20 = 9 (ignore any fractional part)
The party machine is "zone 9"

The zones are listed below, they are numbered 0 thru 19

The 9th zone on the list is:
CLUE: Only an elf would think that their dark is greater than someone else's.
LOCATION: Greater Faydark -- underneath Kelethin, near PoD lift, NW of druid ring (CONFIRMED)

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Let's try another example:

/up
This world has been running for 23:15:57:19
This zone has been running for 12:22:11:52

Ok, PoK has been running for 12 days, 22 hours, 11 minutes, 52 seconds.

12days * 24 = 288
288 + 22hours = 310
310 / 20 = 15.5
Remainder of 15.5 is .5
.5 * 20 = 10 (ignore any fractional part)
PM is in zone 10

Zone 10 is Nek Forest
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The zones are also listed in order on your Alt-Q Quest Journal
0 Steamfont
1 Butcherblock
2 Qeynos Hills
3 Sourh Ro
4 Everfrost
5 Erudin
6 Feerott
7 Field of Bone
8 Shar Vahl
9 Greater Faydark
10 Nektulos Forest
11 Mountains of Rathe
12 Misty Thicket
13 Natimbi
14 Highpass Hold
15 Cresent Reach
16 Dragonscale Hills
17 Dawnshroud Peaks
18 Cobalt Scar
19 BarrenCoast


For math geeks, the numeric method is this:
zone_index = (floor((((up_days * 24) + up_hrs) mod 20) * 20))

Hope this helps,
Goet on Fennin Ro (thanks to Phatinhapi on Erollisi)





Edited, Apr 5th 2010 12:39am by Murr

Edited, Apr 5th 2010 12:47am by Murr
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THANK YOU!!! I programmed this into a spreadsheet, and with a quick entry of the day and hour I get the zone. If anyone is interested, the Excel formula is: =MOD(((up_days * 24) + up_hours),20)

In Dawnshroud Peaks it's listed as making a wide circle around Netherbian Lair and the baker's camp, but we found it up on the zone wall in front of Sanctus Seru. I forgot to check track but I remember reading somewhere that it doesn't show up. I also didn't see the fireworks announcement I remember seeing in the past. But as bad as my graphics card is, the fireworks did show up in the distance and I was able to find the party machine. One zone down - 18 to go!
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Thank you!
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Rathe Mountains
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I found it at /loc -112 +2051. The cul de sac SECOND from the bottom on the southwest corner.
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for further help, since it took me nearly 40 min to track him down in the giant hill area, i saw him walking from the monument entrance to the little fort on giant hill. his path was pretty much straight W - SW from there.
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This task is not repeatable. I've hailed him several times to make sure now, and he has always given the same message.
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It has an 18 hour lockout.
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Well, for those of us who never hunted the hill giants then or now... the Old Hill Giant Area is no direction at all....

I zoned into Rathe Mountain zone through the Gukta Stone in PoK.
I looked for the first left after leaving the Gukta encampment and started circling the hill there, checking the top of the hill once in awhile...
That worked as the other write up I read said it would.(write up said head to the inactive druid ring to the first left cove). I came across the Party Machine on the far end of the hill from Gukta... I followed it back toward Gukta and then it turned to the monument area and past. I did not see it ever go on top of the hill, stayed in the cove/valley area... afterwhich it turned and started back along the same path.
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Above it says Steamfont Mountains appearance is in SE corner and below it is mentioned as being in the SW corner by the jeweler... So we set up for the pop in the SW corner and friends decided to set up in the SE corner.... As friends were heading out to SE corner the party machine popped right under them heading toward the jewelers.... 4/4/2009 9:15 pm....
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Great info on previous posts.
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This post and the post on divine reapers are hugely helpful. Party Machine does seem to be popping closer to the top of the hour the last couple of days anyway. The most distracting part was the party machine showing up late, there really isn't an emote announcing it's arrival in a zone and you can't track it, so it can be a bit disturbing if you don't find it right away. Just trust it will be there if you have the right day using /up command and divine reaper chart. Natimbi and steamfront have been the hardest to find it in so far. Everfrost may have the largest area it covers. You still have to do a bit of work finding the thing, but these posts certainly help a lot.
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# Mar 23 2009 at 2:17 PM Rating: Good
join seventh.bristlebane

these folks have been really helpful all the way around helping from stuck quests to reporting where the party machine is at any given moment, if its moving and to where its going next!

Kudos to y'all!
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yeah... very handy indeed

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Opening dialogue:
[Mon Mar 16 09:56:52 2009] You say, 'Hail, Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image'
[Mon Mar 16 09:56:52 2009] Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image says 'Hello there! You might know me. Then again, you might not. No matter to me, really. I just wanted to invite you to a [party]!'
[Mon Mar 16 09:56:55 2009] You say, 'party'
[Mon Mar 16 09:56:55 2009] Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image says 'It seems to me that lately you folks here on Norrath have gotten a bit too stressed out. You've been slaying dragons for a decade, it's time to relax! So I've set up some firework shows for you. Of course with any good party plans, you really should expect to go to several places to get the most out of it. So do you want to enjoy a good show? Are you up to the challenge? A party [challenge]!'
[Mon Mar 16 09:56:58 2009] You say, 'challenge'
[Mon Mar 16 09:56:59 2009] You have been assigned the task 'Bristlebane's Party Favor - Bristlebane's Favor'.
[Mon Mar 16 09:56:59 2009] Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image says 'Well then, good luck! Most of all have fun!'


Ending dialogue:
[Thu Mar 19 19:58:00 2009] Your task 'Bristlebane's Party Favor - Bristlebane's Favor' has been updated.
[Thu Mar 19 19:58:00 2009] Bristlebane told you that he's having a party and has challenged you to participate. All over Norrath, and likely a few other places, there are firework shows to enjoy. All he has asked is that you find those fireworks and enjoy them. But the fireworks show only happens in one place at a time, so you'll have to keep moving. Bristlebane assured you that nothing bad would happen to you...
[Thu Mar 19 19:58:00 2009] You hear a laugh in your mind. Bristlebane has noticed your attendance at his party.
[Thu Mar 19 19:58:00 2009] Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image shouts 'Thanks for attending my party! You've been a wonderful guest. May our next ten years together be as grand as our first!'
[Thu Mar 19 19:58:05 2009] Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image says 'See ya!'


Visiting Bristlebane afterwards:
[Fri Mar 20 09:48:50 2009] You say, 'Hail, Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane`s Image'
[Fri Mar 20 09:48:51 2009] Bristlebane says, 'I hope you enjoyed the show! I bet you thought I was going to trick you and do something funny to you when you got to each of my shows. So when you got to the fireworks you were probably worried that something bad was going to happen! Well, some tricks are more subtle than a pie in the face.'
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Bristlebane's party Favor - Bristlebane's Favor

From Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane's image in PoK (he roams about, all over, search outer and inner ring).

Basically, this quest involves "attending" the fireworks show put on by the non-trackable Party Machine Generator.

Every hour he will move to a new zone, in the order of the task steps below. You merely have to run up close enough

to him to get the task updates.

Hours are real life hours and are based on server "up time" (use /up command). He will move to a new zone at or

about each new server up time hour, give or take about 3 minutes.

(Not complete)

1) Steamfont (SE area)
2) Butcherblock (on path south from Kaladim)
3) Qeynos Hills (west side of zone, south of the pond)
4) South Ro (Spectre island)
5) Everfrost (Halas area)
6) Erudin (docks area)
7) Feerott (Druid Ring area)
8 )Field of Bone (near Cabilis)
9) Shar Vahl (bridge on Shadeweaver side)
10) GFay (under Kelethin)
11) Nektulos (Wizard spire)
12) Rathe Mountains (old Hill Giant area)
13) Misty Thicket (on center wall)
14) Natimbi (at beach/in water)
15) Highpass (at Highpass Keep)
16) Crescent Reach (near dragon tree area)
17) Dragonscale Hills (near the farm)
18) Dawnshroud (near Sanctus Seru)
19) Cobalt Scar (on the beach)
20) Barren Coast (near docks)
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You will notice the fireworks before you see the non-targetable mob Bristlebane's Party Machine.

This is the emote you will see in yellow:

You hear a laugh in your mind. Bristlebane has noticed your attendance at his party.

In Qeynos Hills, BPM paths up the west wall of the zone.
In South Ro, BPM appears on the southwest corner of Spectre Island.
In Everfrost, very annoying: BPM paths thru narrow ravines from BB to PoK book.




In Nektulos, found the BPM near the wizard spires.
In Gukta, first hill NW of the tent city.




Edited, Mar 22nd 2009 3:17pm by Nenyagumba

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Where is he?
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Created this for my guildies to use to find out where he should be, hope it helps.

http://wiki.divinereapers.org/BristlebaneFavor
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# Mar 24 2009 at 9:25 PM Rating: Default
What a great post, thank you very much!

====Created this for my guildies to use to find out where he should be, hope it ====helps.
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====http://wiki.divinereapers.org/BristlebaneFavor
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The effect of the item summons a stack of 20 Bristlebane's Party Pie.
That is an item you can through at another NPCs. You just get the message 'xy is hit by a pie' and thats it. No special effects except a small pie flying through the air (it looks like a thrown stone) ... i was hoping for a bit more then this - heck nearly 20 hours of waiting for a machine and this is the result for the big 10th anniversary of EQ.
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# Mar 21 2009 at 6:34 AM Rating: Good
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**grins impishly at the holder of the most wonderous pie**

"Aye, 'tis a pie, truly ... but fer me, one of Bristlebane's most fervent devotees, 'tis a pie of introduction, a pie of bonking, a pie of announcement."

"An', if it be the task ye chose to gain yer fireworks from, ye get this fine Fireworks Focus of Bristlebane."

**winks mischievously**

"'Tis a fine signalling device, an' great fun around th' campfire!"
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