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|This solo task begins with Nogol Bandras at location -645, -17, 44 in Brell's Rest (port-in point from the Guild Hall).
You say, 'Hail, Nogol Bandras'
Nogol Bandras says 'Oh, hello. You really shouldn't sneak up on a fellow like that. Someone weaker than me might be [scared], you know.'
You say, 'Scared?'
Nogol Bandras says 'Me, I'm fine. Nothing scares ol' Nogol. Why I've been through a lot of adventures, don't you know. Why, I was a member of Miner's Guild 619 back in the day. Sure, I never managed to get up in the ranks much, but that's because I'm the hands-on sort. I liked to get involved, you know. Sure, it's fun to tell people what to do. I can't argue against that, but I just like the doing of things. Ah, why am I ramblin' like this. I shouldn't get distracted right now. It's [dangerous] here, even for us dwarves.'
You say, 'Dangerous?'
Nogol Bandras says 'Not that danger is a problem for me, mind you.' Nogol glances over his shoulder. 'It's just that lately things are out of whack. I don't know what's goin' on in that [city] up there, but things are getting messed up out here. Someone's been stealing my stuff, and that shouldn't be happening! I'm the one that's supposed to be doing the... er...' Nogol visibly calms himself down. 'Look, I don't suppose you could do me a [favor]?''
You say, 'A favor?'
Nogol Bandras says 'Several of my possessions have been stolen from me. Now I know that Brell isn't a big fan of possessiveness, what with all that stuff about making being what's important, not having what's been made. But darn it, I know he dislikes stealin' more! And I've been stolen from! Normally I'd go and find out who took my stuff on my own, but it's just not safe for me out there now. Them Kobolds have gone crazy. So maybe you could just go out there and [find] what's been stolen.'
You say, 'What city?'
Nogol Bandras says 'The city? Kernagir? Eh, it's called the Shining City. Supposed to be all bright and well lit, not like this dump. But Brell only lets some folks in there. I dunno what he's got against me, but I can't get in there. That idiot gatekeeper gives me some riddle when I ask to be let in, something about 'When is a dwarf made less the more he gets?' A buncha gnoll spit that is. I'm don't even care about getting' in there anymore. But it's pretty enough to look at. You can just sort of see it if you look up, just past the heart of the world there.'
You say, 'I'll find them'
Nogol Bandras says 'Well, then, here's a list. I have some ideas about who has this stuff. I've made notes next to each item. Someone as important as me has a lot of enemies.'
You have been assigned the task 'Nogol and the Bandits'.
Nogol has apparently been set upon by many bandits. He has asked you to seek out his lost items and recover them by any means you can muster.
A kobold named Fangskull has stolen a brilliantly made hammer that Nogol said he purchased from a merchant from Kernagir. He would like it returned.
Eggsniffer, a rotten-to-the-core gnoll bullied Nogol and took his favorite (and indeed, only) mug. This mug is precious to Nogol and he would like you to bring it back to him.
Nogit, a dwarven woman, took a necklace from Nogol. He said that he was ashamed he was fooled by her and would like you to get it back from her without hurting her.
Ripskin, a very powerful and evil gnoll, killed one of Nogol's friends and took that friend's ring. The ring has been passed from generation to generation in his friend's family, and he would like you to recover it for him so that he can return it to that friend.
Note: All items involved in this task are pre-lootable.
Deliver 1 Bejeweled Smithy Hammer to Nogol Bandras 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
Fangskull is a regular spawn (always up) in the kobold camp of Brell's Rest (eastern part of the zone). Mobs in this area hit for a max ~5,500.
Deliver 1 Embossed Pewter Mug to Nogol Bandras 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
Eggsniffer is a regular spawn (always up) in the gnoll camp of Brell's Rest (in the western part of the zone).
You say, 'Hail, Eggsniffer'
Eggsniffer says 'Bark! Hello. You like to hear a [song]? I just got this instrument, bark, and I need lots of practice. If not, then go away.'
You say, 'Sing me a song'
Eggsniffer says 'Bark! Wooooooooo! Hooowwwl! Grrrr.'
You say, 'About that mug you stole...'
Eggsniffer says 'Bark! That stupid dwarf send you here? Grrrr... That my mug. I win fair and square. Eggsniffer knew that dwarf want my mug. He not have anything worth trading for it, or not want to give anything good. If you not have good [trade] for mug, then go away.'
You say, 'A trade?'
Eggsniffer says 'Rrrrr... not sure what. I like my mug a lot. Only thing I like better is music and green gems. And food. I like food too. Bark! You get me a tuner for stringed instruments. Also, two green gems from that place placid grotto or pulsing grotto or something. Six Basilisk eggs, and... Bark, oh, and four bottles of kalish! Then I trade you mug.'
This opens up the following steps:
Deliver 6 Basilisk Egg to Eggsniffer 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
Deliver 4 Bottle of Kalish to Eggsniffer 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
Deliver 2 Uncut Emerald to Eggsniffer 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
Deliver 1 Fine Lute Tuners to Eggsniffer 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
These items are either vendor-bought or fairly common drops: Basilisk Eggs are regular basilisk eggs from basilisk mobs. Bottle of Kalish can be bought from merchants (in PoK, etc). The Uncut Emeralds are random zone drops from mobs in Pellucid Grotto. The Fine Lute Tuners can be purchased from bard vendors (available from a merchant in South Qeynos around the bard guild).
Once all items are handed in, you receive the mug to take to Nogol.
Deliver 1 Gold and Platinum Necklace to Nogol Bandras 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
Find Nogit and Bartel located around -541, 303, 26.
Nogit says 'Hello upworlder. It's probably not safe for you around here. Trouble lurks everywhere, and I certainly can't [protect you].'
You say, 'Who can protect you?'
Nogit says 'I have Bartel to protect me. He's wonderful. But he can't protect everyone. You should go back to the upworld where you'll be safe.'
You say, 'Tell me about the necklace...'
Nogit says 'Oh, you know about that? Well, Bartel gave it to me. He's a smith. I know the necklace isn't perfect, but he made it for me and so I think it's the most beautiful thing in the world. Maybe he could make something for you as well. He says that practice will make him better and soon he might be worthy of making it into the city. Ask him if he can [make something] for you too!'
You say, 'Hey, make something for me'
Bartel says 'I suppose I could make something for you, if you have the materials. I can't get any here, you see. No jewels, no gold. Hold on a moment. Did Nogit tell you about the necklace I made for her? She needs to keep more quiet about that. There are too many greedy people here. In fact, how do I know you aren't one of them? I bet that scum [Nogol sent] you here.'
You say, 'Nogol sent me'
Bartel says 'I bet he did. But you didn't take Nogit's necklace for him. Perhaps you're not so bad, not like that horrible greedy Nogol. Hmm... I have an idea. I'll make a necklace for you, just like the one Nogit has. You can give it to him and he'll think he has what he desires. That should keep him from harming Nogit. The problem is that I don't have the [material] to make another one.'
You say, 'What material?'
Bartel says 'I won't need much, just some gold, some platinum and a few scrap gems from the grotto. I'll make you a deal. You bring me what I need and I'll make a [copy] of the necklace that Nogol will think is Nogit's. You can keep whatever he's paying you for it. And if you don't tell that greedy fool the truth, we'll all be better off.'
You say, 'I don't want a copy...'
Bartel says 'Oh, I see. Nogit told you that I'm not a very good smith, and so you're worried that I won't be able to make a believable copy. Well, I can. I'm actually a master smith and jeweler. I came from Kernagir to look for some porous blackrock for a project when I met Nogit. I chose to stay here with her rather than return to the city. But I had to lie to her to do so, or she would insist that I leave her and go back for my sake. So I told her that I was a poor smith and have invented other flaws for myself so that she believes that I can never enter the city. I guess lying is now one of those flaws in [truth].'
You say, 'The truth?'
This opens up the following steps:
Deliver 1 Lump of Gold Ore to Bartel 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
Deliver 1 Lump of Platinum Ore to Bartel 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
Deliver 1 Scrap of Gems to Bartel 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
The Lump of Gold Ore and Lump of Platinum Ore are both random drops from burynai in The Underquarry; they are prelootable and the gold ore is more common than the platinum.
The Scrap Gems are common drops from any creature in the Pellucid Grotto.
Once these items are all handed in, you'll receive the necklace for Nogol.
Deliver 1 Ruby-studded Ring to Nogol Bandras 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
Kill Ripskin by the gnoll camp. He spawns in the gnoll camp at around -52, 619, 16. However, he also wanders out of the camp down towards the lava, where you can pull him and fight him without worrying about adds. That location is right around -5, 316, -13. He drops one ring per kill, but respawns in 3-5 minutes.
Deliver Nogol's Journal 0/1 (Brell's Rest)
After handing in the all four items as above, this step opens up. Nogol's Journal is a common drop from just about every creature in Brell's Rest (if not every creature). If you read the book you get some very interesting flavor text about the items you got for Nogol, however it doesn't have any bearing on the task. Hand the book into Nogol to complete the task.
Nogol says, 'My journal! Wonderful. You didn't read it, did you? No, I see that the seal is unbroken. Thank you very much.'
Nogol was pleased to have his items returned. He seemed rather gleeful about it, in fact.
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