Halloween: The Bone Collector  

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Level:10
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
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Era:Depths of Darkhollow
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Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
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Entered: Mon Oct 24 13:01:03 2011
Modified: Wed Oct 19 20:10:17 2016
This is a group task (3-6 players) that was introduced in October 2005, and is available every year around Halloween.

It's one of five tasks required to receive a Bone Mask of Horror (illusion click item).

It begins with Barsin, the Bone Collector at location -110, 25 in Kithicor (north edge of the lake in the southeastern part of the zone).

You say, 'Hail, Barsin, the Bone Collector'

Barsin, the Bone Collector says 'You there! Yes you! You look like the type that isn't scared off easily. I have a few projects that I'm working on and need someone to retrieve a few [bones] for me.'

You say, 'What bones?'

Barsin, the Bone Collector says 'I can use all types really. I have a rare give with bones you see. I'm able to fashion just about anything out of an adequate collection of them. The problem is that I'm running low on bones for my [projects].'

You say, 'What projects?'

Barsin, the Bone Collector says 'I don't have any specific projects at the moment. It's the bones that tell me what to make. If you can collect this [list] of bones I'd be happy to see what sort of things I could make with them.'

You say, 'What list?'

You have been assigned the task 'The Bone Collector'.

There are many places you could collect bones from, but some of the more exotic bones are harder to obtain. Here's a list of some of the more interesting bones I'd like. See if you can collect them and then we'll see what sort of creation they will make.

NOTE: This task varies by your group's average level. You may be sent to different zones from what's shown here depending on level.


Level 20 Version

  • Loot 4 Bone Chips 0/4 Befallen
  • Loot 2 Warbone Chips 0/2 Estate of Unrest
  • Loot 4 Bone Chips 0/4 Kurn's Tower
  • Deliver 8 Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/6 Kithicor Forest
  • Deliver 2 Warbone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/2 Kithicor Forest
  • Wait for Barsin to examine the bones 0/1 Kithicor Forest
  • Destroy the bone construct 0/1 Kithicor Forest

    Reward: Bristlebane's Ticket of Admission

    a bone construct dropped: Carved Bone Totem



    Level 41 version

  • Loot 4 Bone Chips 0/4 Tower of Frozen Shadow
  • Retrieve 2 bone chips from plaguebone skeletons 0/2 ALL
  • Loot 2 Iced Bone Chips 0/2 Lower Guk
  • Deliver 6 Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/6 Kithicor Forest
  • Deliver 2 Iced Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/2 Kithicor Forest
  • Wait for Barsin to examine the bones 0/1 Kithicor Forest
  • Destroy the bone construct 0/1 Kithicor Forest

    Reward: Bristlebane's Ticket of Admission

    a bone construct dropped: Engraved Bone Earring




    This is the highest level version of the task (note: you may also get a Wall of Slaughter / Plane of Nightmare version):

    Loot 1 Ghast Fingerbones 0/1 (Plane of Hate)

    These drop from ire ghasts.

    Loot 4 Bone Chips 0/4 (Old Sebilis)

    These drop from skeleton mobs in the crypt.

    Collect a dragon rib from the Dragon Necropolis and return with it 0/1 (Dragon Necropolis)

    Deliver 1 Ghast Fingerbones to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/1 (Kithicor Forest)

    Deliver 4 Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/1 (Kithicor Forest)

    Wait for Barsin to examine the bones 0/1 (Kithicor Forest)

    "a bone construct" spawns and attacks.

    Destroy the bone construct 0/1 (Kithicor Forest)

    Kill it to update the quest.

    Possible loot:

    Bone-Studded Cloak
    Carved Bone Totem
    Construct's Blackened Bone Earring
    Glowing Skull Pendant


    Whew that was close. I don't know why the bones turned on you like that, they've never done that before. I'm sure my next work will be perfect though!


    Rewards:
    Experience
    1x "Bristlebane's Ticket of Admission" (for everyone in the task)



    Other Versions

    Level 60+
    - 1 Splintered Discordling Bone from the Wall of Slaughter (from discordlings north of the wall)
    - 4 Bone Chips from the Plane of Nightmare (from banshees on the east side of the river)
    - Dragon Skull Fragments from the Dragon Necropolis (ground spawns among the dragon bones in the zone)

    (Other targets?)
  • Submitted by: Egat Boneskinner, Erollisi Marr - The Nameless Server
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    Highest Level Version Details
    # Nov 09 2016 at 5:33 AM Rating: Good
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    The Bone Collector [69+]
    Loot 1 Splintered Discordling Bone 0/1 Wall of Slaughter
    Loot 4 Bone Chips 0/4 Plane of Nightmare
    Collect some dragon skull fragments from the dragon necropolis and return with it. 0/1 Kithicor Forest
    Deliver 1 Splintered Discordling Bone to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/1 Kithicor Forest
    Deliver 4 Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/1 Kithicor Forest
    Wait for Barsin to examine the bones 0/1 Kithicor Forest
    Destroy the bone construct 0/1 Kithicor Forest

    Loot on the bone construct: Construct's Blackened Bone Earring.

    One thing that was very confusing is that steps 1 and 2 updated immediately once I looted the Splintered Discordling Bone and the 4 bone chips. However, step 3 did NOT update when I picked up the dragon skull fragment, which made me think I had done something wrong and wasn't able to progress in the task. It only updated after I handed the fragment in to Barsin, back in Kithicor.
    Dragon Skull Fragment
    # Oct 28 2016 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
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    This is so dumb I made an account specifically to comment and provide screenshots.

    First of all, open up necropolis_3.txt in your EQ Directory/maps/ folder and add in the following point. It's very possible it could be in other locations, but this is where I found it after hours of running around and searching. This location was down in the Chetari tunnels.

    P 1818.9677, 147.7629, -258.3854, 0, 0, 0, 3, Dragon_Skull_Fragment

    The following link will physically show you what you're looking for. As others have stated, it's not at all a physical item, but rather a portion of the ground that happens to barely sparkle with a yellow color: http://i.imgur.com/dl6ZfKY.jpg

    So stupid.

    Best of luck.
    The Bone Collector [20]
    # Oct 18 2016 at 12:17 PM Rating: Good
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    The Bone Collector [20]
    Loot 4 Bone Chips 0/4 Befallen
    Loot 2 Warbone Chips 0/2 Estate of Unrest
    Loot 4 Bone Chips 0/4 Kurn's Tower
    Deliver 8 Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/6 Kithicor Forest
    Deliver 2 Warbone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/2 Kithicor Forest
    Wait for Barsin to examine the bones 0/1 Kithicor Forest
    Destroy the bone construct 0/1 Kithicor Forest)

    Reward: Bristlebane's Ticket of Admission

    a bone construct dropped: Carved Bone Totem


    The other two task are The Bone Collector [60] and The Bone Collector [69+]

    Edited, Oct 18th 2016 1:20pm by Sythik
    The Bone Collector [41]
    # Oct 18 2016 at 9:27 AM Rating: Good
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    The Bone Collector [41]
    Loot 4 Bone Chips 0/4 Tower of Frozen Shadow
    Retrieve 2 bone chips from plaguebone skeletons 0/2 ALL
    Loot 2 Iced Bone Chips 0/2 Lower Guk
    Deliver 6 Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/6 Kithicor Forest
    Deliver 2 Iced Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/2 Kithicor Forest
    Wait for Barsin to examine the bones 0/1 Kithicor Forest
    Destroy the bone construct 0/1 Kithicor Forest)

    Reward: Bristlebane's Ticket of Admission

    a bone construct dropped: Engraved Bone Earring



    Edited, Oct 18th 2016 11:20am by Sythik
    The Bone Collector [41]
    # Oct 19 2016 at 7:10 PM Rating: Excellent
    Sythik wrote:
    The Bone Collector [20]
    Loot 4 Bone Chips 0/4 Befallen
    Loot 2 Warbone Chips 0/2 Estate of Unrest
    Loot 4 Bone Chips 0/4 Kurn's Tower
    Deliver 8 Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/6 Kithicor Forest
    Deliver 2 Warbone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/2 Kithicor Forest
    Wait for Barsin to examine the bones 0/1 Kithicor Forest
    Destroy the bone construct 0/1 Kithicor Forest)

    Reward: Bristlebane's Ticket of Admission

    a bone construct dropped: Carved Bone Totem


    The other two task are The Bone Collector [60] and The Bone Collector [69+]

    Edited, Oct 18th 2016 1:20pm by Sythik


    Sythik wrote:
    The Bone Collector [41]
    Loot 4 Bone Chips 0/4 Tower of Frozen Shadow
    Retrieve 2 bone chips from plaguebone skeletons 0/2 ALL
    Loot 2 Iced Bone Chips 0/2 Lower Guk
    Deliver 6 Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/6 Kithicor Forest
    Deliver 2 Iced Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector 0/2 Kithicor Forest
    Wait for Barsin to examine the bones 0/1 Kithicor Forest
    Destroy the bone construct 0/1 Kithicor Forest)

    Reward: Bristlebane's Ticket of Admission

    a bone construct dropped: Engraved Bone Earring



    Edited, Oct 18th 2016 11:20am by Sythik


    Thanks, added both.
    No Barsin
    # Oct 06 2015 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
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    49 posts
    I'm at location -110, 25 in Kithicor (north edge of the lake in the southeastern part of the zone), and there is no Barsin. There is also no Barsin on track.

    Wondering if this quest isn't active in 2015.

    Dru

    edit: Just read on Everquest.com - Nights of the Dead in EQ begins in-game on October 28th 2015.

    Edited, Oct 6th 2015 7:27pm by Wreck
    horrid drop rate
    # Nov 02 2012 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
    splintered discordling bone has a horrible drop rate - have killed at least 50 mobs and still not seen it today - took prolly 50ish kills to get yesterday for another alt as well =/
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    Shadriel Valshara'Slyan - DE Cleric (EQ)
    Shyntrai the Noble - BE Hunter (WoW - retired)
    Task not updating
    # Nov 02 2012 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
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    omg... the task states, to hand it in, which is why there is no update, haha! Just loot one and it won't update, turn it in and the update will occur.

    I feel so blonde...
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    60th Cleric, Xegony
    Task not updating
    # Nov 02 2012 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
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    I've picked up both golden sparkles listed in this post (got first one from dragon bones, no update, went to toe other, got Lore message) -- neither updated task.
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    ~~Fenthen Jus'taceio
    60th Cleric, Xegony
    Task not updating
    # Nov 02 2012 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
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    Camped and came back, no luck. Destroyed and re-looted, no luck.
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    ~~Fenthen Jus'taceio
    60th Cleric, Xegony
    Skull Fragment bugged
    # Oct 20 2012 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
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    I searched all over for the ground spawn. Found it in the lower tunnel. as you enter the tunnel, the first fork , if you go right , you head to Zlands spot, instead, make a left, and there is a set of bones on the right wall. It spawns there. However, I am thinking this mission is bugged, I looted the skull fragment, but got no notification, and quest did not update. Happened in PoNightmare also with the bone chips. Hope this helps you all
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    105 Necromancer
    Eci/Tunare server
    Lvl 15 Version
    # Nov 01 2011 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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    The Bone Collector:

    Loot 4 Bone Chips - Befallen
    Loot 2 Warbone Chips - Unrest (Drop from barbed bone skeletons and skeletal monks)
    Loot 4 Bone Chips - Kurn's Tower
    Deliver 8 Bone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector - Kithicor Forest
    Deliver 2 Warbone Chips to Barsin, the Bone Collector - Kithicor Forest
    Destroy the Bone Construct
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    Nylrem
    PoN banshees
    # Oct 28 2011 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
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    For the Plane of Nightmare bone chips, I didn't have any luck with the wandering "a vexed banshee". The ones in the city in the 'city' area in the south east corner of the zone, "a tortured banshee" dropped them most of the time.
    LVL 87 version
    # Oct 26 2011 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
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    Loc on Dragon Necro Spawn is Neg 156 Neg 1818: Look for a gold sparkle on the ground. This is underground in a tunnel left turn at the bottom. Thanks Flaps From Bert Saryrn for the assist of location.

    Sincerly,
    Holydiver

    Edited, Oct 26th 2011 8:50pm by warvok
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