The Fishslayers  

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Rating:
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Time:1 hour
Level:4
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
Faction Required:
Guardians of the Vale (Min: Amiable)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Era:Original
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Thu Feb 8 15:23:42 2001
Modified: Sun Mar 19 18:06:03 2017
You say, 'Hail, Marshal Lanena'

Marshal Lanena says, 'Hello, Elina. I am Lanena Wickystick, marshal of all Vale concerns. If there are any troubles brewing in our fine town which concern the Guardians of the Vale, please inform me. You must be a [new deputy] or are you an [outsider]?'

You say, 'new deputy'

Marshal Lanena says, 'It is good to see such fine stock in the ranks of the Guardians. Being new, there is much to learn, in battle and in life itself. If you are not presently obligated, we have need of you here in the hollow. There seems to be a [small problem].'

You say, 'small problem'

Marshal Lanena says, 'For months, Fiddy Bobick has petitioned the marshals to assist him with a problem he has. With the addition of new deputies such as yourself, we can now give him the assistance he requires. Just go down to Bobick's shop near the lake. Tell him I sent you.'

You say, 'Hail, Fiddy Bobick'

Fiddy Bobick says, 'Ahoy, mate! The name's Fiddy Bobick! Perhaps you've heard of me... the greatest halfling to sail the seas of Norrath? I have been to the North, South, East and West, and thank Prexus, I have survived it all! Why I have returned to this little hollow is a wonder to me. Obviously, the salty air finally got to my brain!'

You say, 'Lanena sent me'

Fiddy Bobick says, 'Well, it's about blasted time! The ship was about to sink. Wickystick finally managed to send the troops in! The problem, mate, is piranha ! What?! That's what I said. Piranha! The lake is infested with the little buggers. More and more every sunrise. They're chomping down all our food supply. You have gotta get your can in the drink and kill them. Take one of their teeth to old Wickystick and see what she has to say about Fiddy then! I will also give you some booty for any teeth you pull out of this river. Well, get going, Deputy Elina!'

Jump in to the lake and start killing piranhas (be careful as they tend to come in pairs - and keep an eye on your air meter). Kill the trout to get large piranha to spawn, be careful as Chomper may also spawn!

Upon turn-in of 1 piranha tooth, Fiddy Bobick says, 'Whew! We are sure on the way to saving this village, pal! They're gonna erect a statue in our names. Fishslayers is what we are! Let's keep up the good work!'
Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Deeppockets has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk Underground has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!
You receive 7 silver from Fiddy Bobick.
You receive 1 gold from Fiddy Bobick.
You say, 'Loaf of Bread'

You may also bring a tooth back to Marshall Lanena to prove that Fiddy is not crazy.

Upon turn-in of 1 piranha tooth, 'What was I thinking?! Piranha are coming downstream and eating our supply of fish! We have never had a problem like this! Where are these little beasts coming from? For now we must collect more. Take this bag. Collect enough teeth to fill the bag. Don't worry, if it takes a while I shall reward you with the [Rantho Rapier]. We will need to examine the teeth.'
Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale has been adjusted by 2.
Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Storm Reapers has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Dreadguard Outer has been adjusted by -1.
You receive 1 silver from Marshal Lanena.

You say, 'Rantho Rapier'

Marshal Lanena says, 'The Rantho Rapier was crafted by the great blacksmith Rantho Goobler. It was designed for use by the warriors of the wee folk. With its light weight and special two-hand hilt, it becomes a formidable weapon in the hands of our younger deputies. Only a [new deputy] has the right to earn one.'

Upon turn-in of the bag of piranha teeth, Marshal Lanena says, 'Fine work. We shall continue to study these and shall determine if we need to seek the source.'
Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale has been adjusted by 10.
Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Storm Reapers has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Dreadguard Outer has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!
You receive 2 gold from Marshal Lanena and the Rantho Rapier.
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I was able to complete all steps of the quest today
# Mar 19 2017 at 4:25 PM Rating: Good
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Turn-in 1 piranha tooth to Fiddy - can be done at indifferent faction:

[Sun Mar 19 17:45:58 2017] Fiddy Bobick says, 'Whew! We are sure on the way to saving this village, pal! They're gonna erect a statue in our names. Fishslayers is what we are! Let's keep up the good work!'
[Sun Mar 19 17:45:58 2017] Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:45:58 2017] Your faction standing with Deeppockets has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:45:58 2017] Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:45:58 2017] Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:45:58 2017] Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk Underground has been adjusted by -1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:45:58 2017] You gain experience (with a bonus)!
[Sun Mar 19 17:45:58 2017] You receive 2 gold from Fiddy Bobick.

Turn-in 1 piranha tooth to Lanena - requires amiable faction:
[Sun Mar 19 17:35:26 2017] Marshal Lanena says, 'What was I thinking?! Piranha are coming downstream and eating our supply of fish! We have never had a problem like this! Where are these little beasts coming from? For now we must collect more. Take this bag. Collect enough teeth to fill the bag. Don't worry, if it takes a while I shall reward you with the [Rantho Rapier]. We will need to examine the teeth.'
[Sun Mar 19 17:35:26 2017] Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale has been adjusted by 2.
[Sun Mar 19 17:35:26 2017] Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:35:26 2017] Your faction standing with Storm Reapers has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:35:26 2017] Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:35:26 2017] Your faction standing with Dreadguard Outer has been adjusted by -1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:35:27 2017] You receive 1 silver from Marshal Lanena.

[Sun Mar 19 17:35:31 2017] You say, 'Rantho Rapier'
[Sun Mar 19 17:35:32 2017] Marshal Lanena says, 'The Rantho Rapier was crafted by the great blacksmith Rantho Goobler. It was designed for use by the warriors of the wee folk. With its light weight and special two-hand hilt, it becomes a formidable weapon in the hands of our younger deputies. Only a [new deputy] has the right to earn one.'

Fill the bag with 4 piranha teeth, combine and turn-in:
[Sun Mar 19 17:46:47 2017] Marshal Lanena says, 'Fine work. We shall continue to study these and shall determine if we need to seek the source.'
[Sun Mar 19 17:46:47 2017] Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale has been adjusted by 10.
[Sun Mar 19 17:46:47 2017] Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:46:47 2017] Your faction standing with Storm Reapers has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:46:47 2017] Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:46:47 2017] Your faction standing with Dreadguard Outer has been adjusted by -1.
[Sun Mar 19 17:46:47 2017] You gain experience (with a bonus)!
[Sun Mar 19 17:46:47 2017] You receive 2 gold from Marshal Lanena.
[Sun Mar 19 17:46:52 2017] You say, 'Rantho Rapier'
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# Nov 25 2015 at 10:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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I confirmed what Bijou says below. The quest doesn't seem to work the same way anymore. And you don't get the rapier or the piranha bag.

My experience was like this:

You say, 'Hail, Marshal Lanena.'

Marshal Lanena says 'Hello, Babangida. I am Lanena Wickystick, marshal of all Vale concerns. If there are any troubles brewing in our fine town which concern the Guardians of the Vale, please inform me. You must be a [new deputy] or are you an [outsider]?'

You say, 'I am a new deputy.'

Marshal Lanena says 'It is good to see such fine stock in the ranks of the Guardians. Being new, there is much to learn, in battle and in life itself. If you are not presently obligated, we have need of you here in the hollow. There seems to be a [small problem].'

You say, 'What small problem?'

Marshal Lanena says 'For months, Fiddy Bobick has petitioned the marshals to assist him with a problem he has. With the addition of new deputies such as yourself, we can now give him the assistance he requires. Just go down to Bobick's shop near the lake. Tell him I sent you.'

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Fiddy Bobick says 'When will Wickystick send help?!'

You say, 'Lanena sent me.'

Fiddy Bobick says 'Well, it's about blasted time! The ship was about to sink. Wickystick finally managed to send the troops in! The problem, mate, is piranha ! What?! That's what I said. Piranha! The lake is infested with the little buggers. More and more every sunrise. They're chomping down all our food supply. You have gotta get your can in the drink and kill them. Take one of their teeth to old Wickystick and see what she has to say about Fiddy then! I will also give you some booty for any teeth you pull out of this river. Well, get going, Deputy Babangida!'

For each turn-in of a piranha tooth, this happens:

Fiddy Bobick says 'Whew! We are sure on the way to saving this village, pal! They're gonna erect a statue in our names. Fishslayers is what we are! Let's keep up the good work!'

Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Deeppockets has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk Underground has been adjusted by -1.
You gain party experience!!
You gain party experience!!
You receive 9 silver from Fiddy Bobick.
You receive 1 gold from Fiddy Bobick.

The money varies, but it's always around this amount.

Edited, Nov 25th 2015 11:45pm by Oxgoad
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# Nov 27 2015 at 6:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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Baron von Oxgoad wrote:
I confirmed what Bijou says below. The quest doesn't seem to work the same way anymore. And you don't get the rapier or the piranha bag.

My experience was like this:

You say, 'Hail, Marshal Lanena.'

Marshal Lanena says 'Hello, Babangida. I am Lanena Wickystick, marshal of all Vale concerns. If there are any troubles brewing in our fine town which concern the Guardians of the Vale, please inform me. You must be a [new deputy] or are you an [outsider]?'

You say, 'I am a new deputy.'

Marshal Lanena says 'It is good to see such fine stock in the ranks of the Guardians. Being new, there is much to learn, in battle and in life itself. If you are not presently obligated, we have need of you here in the hollow. There seems to be a [small problem].'

You say, 'What small problem?'

Marshal Lanena says 'For months, Fiddy Bobick has petitioned the marshals to assist him with a problem he has. With the addition of new deputies such as yourself, we can now give him the assistance he requires. Just go down to Bobick's shop near the lake. Tell him I sent you.'

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Fiddy Bobick says 'When will Wickystick send help?!'

You say, 'Lanena sent me.'

Fiddy Bobick says 'Well, it's about blasted time! The ship was about to sink. Wickystick finally managed to send the troops in! The problem, mate, is piranha ! What?! That's what I said. Piranha! The lake is infested with the little buggers. More and more every sunrise. They're chomping down all our food supply. You have gotta get your can in the drink and kill them. Take one of their teeth to old Wickystick and see what she has to say about Fiddy then! I will also give you some booty for any teeth you pull out of this river. Well, get going, Deputy Babangida!'

For each turn-in of a piranha tooth, this happens:

Fiddy Bobick says 'Whew! We are sure on the way to saving this village, pal! They're gonna erect a statue in our names. Fishslayers is what we are! Let's keep up the good work!'

Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Deeppockets has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk Underground has been adjusted by -1.
You gain party experience!!
You gain party experience!!
You receive 9 silver from Fiddy Bobick.
You receive 1 gold from Fiddy Bobick.

The money varies, but it's always around this amount.

Edited, Nov 25th 2015 11:45pm by Oxgoad


I updated the faction hits... did you give a tooth to Marshal Lanena?

This looks to be one of those quests that were put in the database as 1 when it is kind of 2 that crossover (or at least was).
druid halfling
# Jun 25 2015 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
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got it to work today
After turn in
# May 29 2015 at 10:28 PM Rating: Good
GBATE!! Never saw it coming
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"Whew! We are sure on the way to saving the village, pal! They're gonna erect a statue in our names. Fishslayers is what we are! Let's keep up the good work!
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# May 29 2015 at 10:21 PM Rating: Good
GBATE!! Never saw it coming
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Guardians of the Vale +1
Mayor Gubbin +1
Merchants of Rivervale +1

Factions Lowered:

Coalition of Tradefolk Underground -1
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closed quest
# Mar 15 2009 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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thsi quest no longer works, the marshall wont accpet the pirhana teeth she just says have it back, so u dont get the bag,

u can hand teeth still to guy in builkding next to stream he gives faction and small item and coinage but marshall dont want to know
Looks good.
# Jul 30 2003 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
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This looks like a good quest to do, get some gold, and raise your faction. How much does the rapier sell for? I'm a druid and I don't get 2HS.
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Rangers can do this quest also
# Jun 27 2003 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
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My Halfling Ranger was able to do this quest as well, accomplishing it in a little over twenty minutes (spent a lot of time running around in circles waiting for the piranhas to respawn). I think I'll try the "fishing with dynamite" method mentioned by the anonymous poster. Sounds like fun.
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fruity fishie!
# Jul 19 2002 at 4:27 PM Rating: Default
this fish killed me when i just happened to fall into the water.....after comeing back to sell after takeing lumberjacks.i exacted punishment on the fish and discovered a nifty bag....gave my rogue a nice itm.




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Nice delay
# May 26 2002 at 8:25 PM Rating: Default
I have to say as a training weapon this is nice. 2HS is usually so hard to raise because of the horrendous delay limiting the number of swipes you can take at a mob during a fight, but the delay on this thing makes it great for disrupting casters even if it won't hurt them very much, but then kick and bash don't hurt very much until much later when the skill is high and you have some ******* stuff in your shield and boot slots.
Funny as hell
# May 26 2002 at 5:14 PM Rating: Default
This quest is so funny it makes me cry. I was in the water with my 12 Dru waiting for the pirahnas to pop and decided to engage in the RV equivalent of fishing with dynamite by nuking all the poor little trout with my burst of fire. I got the pirahnas to spawn, nuked them with Ignite, got Chomper to spawn a couple times and nuked him. I was also using Enduring Breath so I could sit on the bottom of the lake and med. Anyway, I was able to do the rogue ruby quest for killing Chomper, got tons of pirahna teeth and have enough Rivervale trout and fresh fish to feed Africa. I also got a helluva lotta fish scales to keep my Enduring Breath ready for action. Fun as ****. I recommend you try it sometime.
Rapiers are SUPPOSED to be piercing weps
# May 26 2002 at 5:05 PM Rating: Default
Every rapier I ever saw was a piercing wep. This must be an error that slipped by everyone at VI.
faction hits
# Feb 21 2002 at 8:45 AM Rating: Default
You can also turn in Orc scalps to Captain Ashlan
and Gnoll Scalps to Captain Orben for positive merchant faction with no negs

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Peace and Tranquility follow in my wake
2HS for rogues
# Feb 17 2002 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
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A rogue can use the ratho rapier, but since they have NO skill in it, your attack factor is WORSENED. My attack factor (for a low level rogue) was 75 barehanded, it dropped to 71 if I used the rantho rapier. It is a better newbie weapon for warriors wanting to work on 2HS (which they can improve upon).
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 18 2001 at 1:40 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) and I shall kill her
tooth
# Nov 26 2001 at 7:55 AM Rating: Default
you dont have to give 4 at once to get an item. give them 1 at a time u get more items.
Pirahna?
# Aug 23 2001 at 1:48 AM Rating: Default
Ive been searching and searching, but have failed to find any of the pirhana, can someone tell me if im in a different ar of the lake, or what?



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RE: Pirahna?
# Sep 03 2001 at 1:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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Oh, the pirahna are there... just stick around the docks and 2 will soon show up. You may want to kill some of the trout while you are waiting as this always seems to bring em around.

For those wantin to know... the easiest exit from lake is to the left of the docks in the corner.

Luck to ye! in good huntin!
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escape
# Jul 30 2001 at 8:19 AM Rating: Default
this quest isn't that difficult to do, except, I could never find a way out of the lake, I kept trying to jump up onto the docks and everything but it didn't work. I must have killed at least a dozen or so pirhanas before I was able to find a way out. It was very tedious swimming around, but I did get a LOT of money :)
Faction
# Jul 20 2001 at 8:50 AM Rating: Default
It seems you faction has to be amiable to do this quest? I tried it with indiferent and they would not give me the later part of the quest
Marshall
# Jul 20 2001 at 6:05 AM Rating: Default
Marshall Lanena is in bank house upper floor.
fast Track
# Jun 20 2001 at 10:54 PM Rating: Good
Charm one pirana, and let it do half the work for you )
wickystick
# May 30 2001 at 11:14 AM Rating: Good
Wickystick is the name of the marshall
Wickystick
# May 18 2001 at 9:21 AM Rating: Default
When I hailed ol' Fiddy, he mentioned something about Wickystick and bringing Wicky a tooth as well. Who is Wickystick, and where is she/he/it?
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 04 2001 at 5:42 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i dont know how you spell those **** names but i hate peranas they are ugly fate and you can get rich off them so i like them in that way but otherwise i think you should do the quest not for the money but for the fame so you feel good that you did a good deed for the comunity and you will fell real good knowing you slaprd those ugly dumb asses sily =]
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 04 2001 at 5:45 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you should not sware but i agree so kill the fat asses you ever quest players go kill the basterds
RE: those damn peranans
# May 18 2001 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
You're not hooked on phonics are you?
quest
# Feb 04 2001 at 5:37 AM Rating: Good
i think this is easy money if your poor you could do this for a couple hours then get rich buy armor go do it more then buy weapons then go kill monsters easy money easy plan
Quest is working
# Nov 26 2000 at 3:25 AM Rating: Default
I killed 4 piranha and got 2 teeth so it is working.
RE: Quest is working
# Jan 18 2001 at 2:38 PM Rating: Default
I can confirm that this quest is working. I just got 2 rapiers for me and a buddy. Just need to be a little patient!
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 22 2000 at 10:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this quest isnt working there are no pirahnas any more (great job on upkeep) :p
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 22 2000 at 10:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 12 2000 at 3:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I think I can speak for everyone on this topic. Please people when you know that someone has been camping for a long time, don't pester them about when they are going to leave. Don't sit down next to them to "wait" until they are done. You might be waiting a long time and then the time it takes for you to complete your camp on top of that. The NPC will always respawn and will always be there. Just ask them kindly if they will send you a tell when they are done and 9 times out of 10 they will. These players are tired from camping that long of a period and quite understandably a little grouchy and become extremely nervous at the thought of someone possibly stealing their kill. So, be courteous.
RE: Courtesy
# Aug 19 2001 at 4:59 PM Rating: Default
Seriously, I've seen this post like 10 times now on all sorts of different quest pages in here. Now what the **** does any of that have to do with this quest? Do you just go to random ones and put this in? Granted, what you're saying makes a lot of sense, but not for this quest. Don't you have anything better to do?

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faction hit
# Oct 06 2000 at 6:20 AM Rating: Good
beware the faction hit, coalition of tradesfolk...
i was wondering why my 29 druid got such crappy receptions (apprehensive to most) when shopping.. between this quest and reebo's carrots she isn't to well liked and i did them so long ago (before i knew to worry about faction hits) that i didn't realize it till recently.
RE: faction hit
# Oct 11 2000 at 12:21 PM Rating: Good
To repair your Tradesfolk Ill faction, turn in Tumpy Tonics to Groflah Steadirt in the Tavern on the Freeport dock (he is only there at night, I think). Every time you turn one in you improve Tradesfolk Ill, Tradesfolk, merchents of qeynos and Knights of truth with no negatives.
Rapier
# Aug 06 2000 at 1:49 AM Rating: Excellent
ell, its an awesome weapon to practice you 2hs (although what would you need that for as a rouge) but 2hs also have a higher damage cap than regular 1hs and piercing, combine that with the low delay and you waxing mobs.

Falakim, E-Marr
It's a big slasher for small races
# Jul 28 2000 at 2:36 PM Rating: Good
I thought it odd that it was a 2HS Rapier instead of piercing, but noticed it was only for the smallest races. Perhaps it's made like a rapier but the hilt is so tiny only the little folks can wield it as a 2-hander.
A slashing rapier?
# Jul 25 2000 at 7:47 PM Rating: Default
Since when are rapiers slashing weapons?(in Eq anyway)
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 10 2000 at 2:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Since now :D... Do rogues even get 2hs?
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 26 2000 at 1:06 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ROgues do not get 2hs. You can probably equip it though and I wonder If you get 2hs skill ups?
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 25 2001 at 2:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You don't raise skill as far as I know, I had my roguew use it for a while, never gained any skill.
RE: A slashing rapier?
# Oct 24 2001 at 12:03 PM Rating: Default
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For those posting about the rapier being slashing: Historically, rapiers ARE slashing weapons. You pierce also, but fighting tactics for Rapiers were draws and slashes across the body.
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RE: A slashing rapier?
# Jan 30 2002 at 10:48 AM Rating: Default
Totally incorrect. A rapier is a thrusting weapon, used in a similar fashion to a foil. It has a tapered spring steel blade, and a very lightly sharpened edge.

A sabre on the other hand, was a slashing weapon that would also be used for piercing, using draws and slashes across the body.


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RE: A slashing rapier?
# Aug 01 2006 at 5:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, a rapier is used to thrust when you go against an armored opponent. The only reasonable targets are eye and breathing holes, or joints which are either bare or backed with chain.

But by the time technology could create a good steel rapier blade, gunpowder had become prevalent, and fewer and fewer people wore armor. While it could still do major damage, the thrust was relegated to a finishing move because afterward you were left open to counters. It's fast speed made slashes safer, and could still do decent damage -- dueling scars aren't small round holes, they're crescents or bars.

Of course, I'm completely wrong if you only consider modern sword fighting, where a win is counted as a light touch, and innumerable rules are enforced to prevent injuries.

I'm right if you consider fights which were kill or be killed, where only a fool would try to stop a fight with "Foul! Foul! That was an illegal attack! I win the match!"
fishslayers
# Jul 04 2000 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
a good quest to do if you want to build your swimming skill and earn a few gold at the same time.
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