Shards of Fear (AKA ROF Pre-Launch: Fear Shard Collection)  

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Level:10
Maximum Level:100
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
Factions Raised:
Quest Items:
Related Quests:
Era:Veil of Alaris
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
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Entered: Thu Oct 18 08:12:12 2012
Modified: Sat Jan 12 08:22:55 2013
This quest begins with an Erudite named Magus Burlshin. He is found at the crystal druid ring a short distance from the zone-in in the southeastern valley.

Prior to the release of Rain of Fear, he was located in Erillion, City of Bronze, and had this to say (no further responses):

You say, 'Hail, Magus Burlshin'

Magus Burlshin says 'Hail, stranger. You look like an adventurer, and I have use for adventurers. I imagine that you noticed all of the [crystals] falling from the sky, how could you not. Well, we Magus... Magi, are certain that they will be of some use. They hold a bit of power, even the smallest of them. Not enough to do anything on their own. We're hoping to gather enough of them to do... something with them. I'll take any you can gather up. Though I'm not sure we can offer any sort of reward for you now, we'll certainly remember your kindness.'

He is now found in Shard's Landing and says:

You say, 'Hail, Magus Burlshin'

Magus Burlshin says 'Hail, Stranger. You look like an adventurer, and I have use for adventures. I imagine that you noticed all of the [crystals] falling from the sky a while back, how could you not. Well, we Magus... Magi, have come up with a use for them. They hold a bit of power, even the smallest of them. We used them to build the mystic circle you see here. Those with the proper magical skills can use it to travel between the other magical teleportation anchors around Norrath.'

You say, 'What crystals?'

Magus Burlshin says 'We've taken to calling them Fear Shards. We've learned that they have some relationship with the death of Cazic-Thule and whatever that strange god-being tried to do with his power. There's a lot of panic about trying to recover all of these shards in some attempt to restore the god of Fear, which has been a bit of a challenge for us here. Despite that, we could certainly use more of these Fear Shards. Would you gather them for me? Just bring me any you find, but make sure they are appropriate for you to handle.'

He accepts turn-ins of the following items:

Small Fear Shard (Rec. 100; Req. 91)
Petite Dark Fear Shard (Rec. 95; Req. 81)
Petite Fear Shard (Rec. 85; Req. 71)
Petite Pale Fear Shard (Rec. 75; Req. 61)
Meager Dark Fear Shard (Rec. 65; Req. 51)
Meager Fear Shard (Rec. 55; Req. 41)
Meager Pale Fear Shard (Rec. 45; Req. 31)
Tiny Dark Fear Shard (Rec. 35; Req. 21)
Tiny Fear Shard (Rec. 25; Req. 11)
Tiny Pale Fear Shard (Rec. 15)

These are reported as rare drops from any mob within the level range of the item.

You can only hand in a shard if you are within the shard's specified recommended/required level range. If you try handing in a lower level shard, it will be returned to you with a suggestion that you trade it for one of your own level (with a player).

Upon turning in a shard, you receive a positive faction boost with "Crystal Circle Builders".

0 turn-ins: Indifferent
2 turn-ins: Amiable
10 turn-ins: Kindly
15 turn-ins: Warmly
22 turn-ins: Ally
41 turn-ins: Maximum Ally

Upon a single turn-in, you see:

Magus Burlshin says 'Thank you very much! This will be very handy.'



Rewards & Achievement

Once you reach "kindly" faction, you can request the task "Shard Experiences".

There is an aug reward for the completion of the achievement "Crystal Circle Builder" (see this quest entry for the achievement). As part of this achievement, you need to reach maximum ally.



November Announcement

On November 21, 2012, this announcement was made on EQLive, indicating that the quest will still be available after Rain of Fear's launch and that the shards in question would drop more commonly (particularly in new zones). We also got a preview of the rewards.

Crystalline Shards of Fear having been raining down on Norrath for some time now, and people and creatures the world over have begun to gather them. Items of exceeding rarity, these shards are highly valued by the Adventurers of Norrath as a way to earn a better reputation with Magus Burlshin.

Magus Burlshin is seeking to complete a grand building project, for the betterment of all Norrathians, and Shards of Fear are critical to his plans. Those who have achieved sufficient faction with him will garner a much more concrete reward, however! A large amount of faction will earn a charm of fearsome power, and those whose reputations have reached the pinnacle of possibility will receive their choice of items: one of three augments of exceeding rarity or a ring that provides travel to Shard's Landing every two hours. Only one reward may be earned, though, so choose wisely!

Magus Burlshin expects these shards to appear more frequently once Rain of Fear begins and, not only that, but he notes adventurers will most likely see them more in the areas most affected or corrupted by the shards, areas within Rain of Fear itself.

Good luck in your hunting!



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86 Turned in... No Reward ... Wha?
# Feb 08 2014 at 7:05 AM Rating: Decent
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I just handed in 86 Small Glowing Fear Shard on an Alt and nothing...
Did they seriously increase how many you have to hand in or what?
Went up to Ally and Nothing... No Quest Reward.
86 Turned in... No Reward ... Wha?
# Sep 11 2014 at 10:41 PM Rating: Default
Not sure you got an answer, but for anyone else who has this problem, just getting faction doesn't give you the aug, just opens the option to do the aug quest, and the achievement. The aug quest is this http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=6179. Once you complete this quest, you get the option for the augs, or the signet ring.
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is this Repeatable?
# Jul 06 2013 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I'd like to get the signet for gating AND an Aug. Can you repeat this task to get both? Also, has anyone tried to get more than one aug?
is this Repeatable?
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The three augments now share a lore group so you cannot have more than one of them at once.

The quest is not repeatable, but there are some extra ways to get the "other" item of the set. Either of these will work:
  • Do all the "Conquest" achievements in the three "Heart of Fear" raid events
  • Do all the "Conquest" achievements in the two "Heart of Fear" group missions

The group-mission Challenger achievement way was added several months after this quest was introduced. So you can now have both the portal clicky, and also any one of the augments.

Patch Notes for October 8, 2013

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- The new achievement "Challenger of the Heart of Fear" will give access to the reward set that contains the Signet of the Crystal Circle.
- - This is an alternate means for group level players to obtain this item. Raid level players that have completed both this achievement and the achievement "Vanquisher of the Heart of Fear" will not gain any benefit from this duplicate reward set. This is intended.


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Edited, Jan 12th 2014 9:36pm by RondorNorador

Edited, Jan 12th 2014 9:49pm by RondorNorador

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# Jan 27 2013 at 2:19 AM Rating: Good
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Assuming you also do the Shard Experiences quest, that's good for 100 points of faction, then 38 small glowing fear shard turn-ins will give you the remaining 1900 faction for the achievement, plus a 39th shard used in the quest itself. And you'll need one shard of a different kind, such as a petite fear shard, which you can get from bazaar.
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# Jan 06 2013 at 10:23 PM Rating: Good
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Quote:
He is now found in Shard's Landing and says:

(anything different?)


You say, 'Hail, Magus Burlshin'

Magus Burlshin says 'Hail, Stranger. You look like an adventurer, and I have use for adventures. I imagine that you noticed all of the [crystals] falling from the sky a while back, how could you not. Well, we Magus... Magi, have come up with a use for them. They hold a bit of power, even the smallest of them. We used them to build the mystic circle you see here. Those with the proper magical skills can use it to travel between the other magical teleportation anchors around Norrath.'

You say, 'What crystals?'

Magus Burlshin says 'We've taken to calling them Fear Shards. We've learned that they have some relationship with the death of Cazic-Thule and whatever that strange god-being tried to do with his power. There's a lot of panic about trying to recover all of these shards in some attempt to restore the god of Fear, which has been a bit of a challenge for us here. Despite that, we could certainly use more of these Fear Shards. Would you gather them for me? Just bring me any you find, but make sure they are appropriate for you to handle.'
wont give task
# Jan 01 2013 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
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i have ally faction and i get the text after i say "tasks". then i say "I will help you" i get nothing.
Bugged?
# Dec 12 2012 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm trying to turn "Small Bright Fear Shard" and he hands them back to me. I'm level 96 and had turned in four of the petite dark fear shards pre-launch. Any ideas please?
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wpnldr wrote:
I'm trying to turn "Small Bright Fear Shard" and he hands them back to me. I'm level 96 and had turned in four of the petite dark fear shards pre-launch. Any ideas please?




Becuase the shards with the BRIGHT in their name are only used for the shard experiences quest and are ground spawns. You need the small GLOWING fear shards to turn in for faction. The glowing are the mob dropped.
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Ahh, Thank you
where to turn in shards now
# Dec 09 2012 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
Now that Rain of Fear is live you need to zone into Shard's Landing from City of Bronze and see Magus Burlshin near his camp by the crystal spires just a short distance inside the zone. You can go to him invisible and the naeya won't attack - just be careful handing them in though in case one paths too close.
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New Max Ally Shard Count
# Dec 04 2012 at 2:09 PM Rating: Good
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When they released Rain of Fear they bumped up the drop rates of Shard's (times 5 chance according to a dev on the forums) however they also increased the number of shards needed to hitr max ally.

You now seem to need to hand in 40 shards to hit max ally. This count was made by me on a box who has not handed any shards in previously.

If you handed in ANY shards at ALL prior to Rain of Fear's release, then this number will be lower for you. The patch changed the level of faction hit you get per shard, not any hardcoded number of shards to get max ally. If you're already max ally from the 21 prior to release then you will still be max ally now etc.
can you still get max faction
# Dec 04 2012 at 3:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Can anyone tell if you still get max ally faction. I have handed in over 30 glowing shards. I got up to ally but it hasn't maxed out. Does anyone know if you can still get max. Or how many shards you have to hand in know to get to maxed ally
Really ? What are you sony guys Smoking
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Ok lets be clear, I havent done the prequest so wasnt expecting to get anythng when it went live.

But honestly for those that did what on earth were the devs thinking when they decided on the item requirements.

PRE Quest so your target player for the quest is max level 95 and the reward is lev 98 requred !! So you've done the prequest but dont actually
get to use the item ?classic.

People have mentioned before why bother with the lower level shards but now with a 98 required it does really seem even more crazy to me.

And then to pile on the insanity they're leaving the Pre quest active to become a Post quest.......... great i say, i get to have the nice aug anyway,
but really? hardly 'fair' i think.

So why not remove the requirement on the item if you did the quest before release thus are prequest flagged ( and really lets be honest the AUG
isnt a gamebreaker even if you were to have done the prequest at a really low level, the low level games had big boosts before ie defiant gear so 1 cool aug
isnt going to ruin it, and if you want to leave the quest in place for those of us that didnt bother, make the item have the higher 98 or even 100 required level and I'd be happy to get it then.

I also think the ring should be a longer cast time with half the cooldown time but maybe thats just me, not that many people would see the ring as a good option anyway given
the cheepness of gate pots.

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Req Level 98?
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I know this is a RoF pre-quest/reward, but anyone else find it exceedingly STOOPID that a level 11 shard was even thought of? And, yes, I realize the game is no longer EverQUEST but InstaLevel, but somewhat ridiculous IMHO...
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For those that are not beta will the award show up in eq box / character / Achievements, after expansion goes live. I have turned in 20 but have not seen achievement registered? but my faction was Ally.
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When the achievements go live, probably at the launch of RoF (slated for the 28th), you should be able to then select an option. Provided you bought the latest expansion, Rain of Fear.

Edited, Nov 21st 2012 7:01pm by Byren
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# Nov 20 2012 at 10:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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The achievement requires maximum ally to get the reward, so 20 Fear Shards to turn in. I couldn't say anything because the NDA was in force.

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There are 4 reward options:

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Meager pale shards
# Nov 17 2012 at 11:59 PM Rating: Decent
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found they are dropping in "The Grey" off the various stone mobs....fyi.
drop rate
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any idea what the drop rate is?

Ive cleared hates fury completely three times now and havent seen a single one drop.

They were light blue con btw.
Re: drop rate
# Nov 12 2012 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
For me I would describe it as "dismal" lol
Run to CoB
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The run is Agath to Valley to Sarith (or wizard TL Sarith) to CoB.

Easy run with invis.

Magus Burlshin is on find.
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personally i like to invso then run from argath to RT (there is a one way short cut to RT in the north) across RT to the COB zone then jsut hang a right and follow zone wall to the magus burlshin. BTW right next to him is what will be the zone in for shards landing. After the launch u probly find magus burlshin in there not far from the zone in point.
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got a shard from a mob in side Gyrospire Beza
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got a shard from a mob in side Gyrospire Beza LB to me a 93 sham
What about Small Fear Shards?
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NVM.... coffee wore off early...
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# Nov 04 2012 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually it takes 11 shards to reach Ally, and 20 to reach max Ally, the 21st shard wil give the message that you could no longer improve faction, meaning the 21st was unnecessary.
Already Nerfed.....
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Poor whiney **** couldn't get to 20 or 21 to max ally so SOE NERFED it to 11 shards,,,,, if SOE gave you a gold bar weighting 2.2 lbs. the average player would **** it was to heavy to carry. Play the game, can't hack it go to WOW and please put an end to the NERF GAME. No wander SOE can't fix broken stuff... their to busy nerfing your lack of gameplay and dedication to do the task,,,,,Make em BRASS or go play checkers at the park !!!!!!!!!!


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Already Nerfed.....
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I don't recall any faction requiring maximum ally to get items. Even the Herald of Druzzil Ro ( http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=32611 ) in Korafax, Home of the Riders for their best items were just to reach ally.

By the way, the faction part of ally and scowling is huge to get through to either max it or get out of it.

I would also ask you to cite your source that sony nerfed it to 11 shards. Have you seen a faction table and how many points it takes to get through the various degrees? Using Allakhazam here, they have the 2 types they know of: EQ:faction ( http://everquest.allakhazam.com/wiki/EQ:faction ):

Ally = +4 1450 to 2500
Warmly = +3 1100 to 1450
Kindly = +2 750 to 1100
Amiable = +1 150 to 750
Indifferent = 0 0 to 150
Apprehensive = -1 0 to -150
Dubious = -2 -150 to -750
Threateningly = -3 -750 to -1100
Ready to Attack = -4 -1100 to -2500

Already Nerfed.....
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looks like it fits with lower post if each worth 100 it works perfect

•Ally 1100 to 2100
•Warmly 750 to 1099
•Kindly 500 to 749
•Amiable 100 to 499
•Indifferent 0 to 99
•Apprehensive -100 to -1
•Dubious -500 to -101
•Threatening -800 to -501
•Scowls -2100 to -801
Already Nerfed.....
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It took approximately 18-19 shards to max faction. doesn't seem like much but when you factor in the rarity... -Correction. I recounted after a friend maxed. I missed a couple. He maxed Ally in 21 shards. So 21 shards = max Ally per person. Posted same page by MikuRBD and Larth, My original post says nothing about maxing ally to buy anything, I am simply restating what has been said throughout this thread. In reaching ally you may be correct so I give the benefit of doubt, MisterPanda states, " I hit max Ally with 20 Petite Dark Fear Shards the 21st turn in got me the messege about faction not getting any better.

Here is my original post: "Poor whiney **** couldn't get to 20 or 21 to max ally so SOE NERFED it to 11 shards,,,,, if SOE gave you a gold bar weighting 2.2 lbs. the average player would **** it was to heavy to carry. Play the game, can't hack it go to WOW and please put an end to the NERF GAME. No wander SOE can't fix broken stuff... their to busy nerfing your lack of gameplay and dedication to do the task,,,,,Make em BRASS or go play checkers at the park !!!!!!!!!! END

My apologies Byren I did however misread your post. HAVE A NICE DAY !
Tiny Dark Fear Shard
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11 Turn-in of Fear Shards
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Petite Dark Fear Shards [Level 81 to 95]
(Crystal Circle Builders Faction):

0 = Magus Burlshin regards you indifferently -- looks like quite a gamble.
1 = Magus Burlshin judges you amiably -- looks like quite a gamble.
2 = Magus Burlshin judges you amiably -- looks like quite a gamble.
3 = Magus Burlshin judges you amiably -- looks like quite a gamble.
4 = Magus Burlshin judges you amiably -- looks like quite a gamble.
5 = Magus Burlshin kindly considers you -- looks like quite a gamble.
6 = Magus Burlshin kindly considers you -- looks like quite a gamble.
7 = Magus Burlshin kindly considers you -- looks like quite a gamble.
8 = Magus Burlshin looks upon you warmly -- looks like quite a gamble.
9 = Magus Burlshin looks upon you warmly -- looks like quite a gamble.
10 = Magus Burlshin looks upon you warmly -- looks like quite a gamble.
11 = Magus Burlshin regards you as an ally -- looks like quite a gamble.

I don't think you need max ally to accomplish whatever building this faction is for. This number of Fear Shards should apply to any level attempting this.

I see that players use his currently empty vendor list to sell items gotten from the mobs. The Turn-in messages after giving him the Fear Shard is:

[Sat Nov 03 10:25:25 2012] Your faction standing with Crystal Circle Builders got better.
[Sat Nov 03 10:25:25 2012] Magus Burlshin says 'Thank you very much! This will be very handy.'


Edited, Nov 3rd 2012 10:37am by Byren
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Confirm 11 to reach Ally.
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back when this first started i thought i saw somthing saying they wouldn't drop in instances. has anybody gotten a shard to drop while they were in a instance?
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Petite Pale Fear Shard (Rec. 75; Req. 61) 18
Meager Dark Fear Shard (Rec. 65; Req. 51) 4
shroud 65
These 21 shards got me to max ALLY

Sunderock Springs - been killing LB lvl 70 a high desert drake with my 78 wiz. got the above shards. not sure why the last shard to drop where different

pain in the $%#$# to do the shroud thing but after learing on how to pass the items I need to the shroud toon.

items needed to be passed to your shourded toon are.
Cloudy potions - some but I did use the shroud that did the HIDE and SNEAK
The shards you plan to turn in make sure your shourd is in the level range of the shards
Can pre buy the stone to the portal to Argath, Bastion of Illdaera and pass it

http://thedruidsgrove.org/archive/eq/t-17045.html
I did use the Goblin Rogue (Rogue Class)------------------ shound- put AA into run speed, Make the AA hot key to return to your shourd creater

create the hot keys from the actions ablities for HiDE and SNEAK and use the cloudy potions was able to hug the zone walls with out dieing and did the turn in ok.

used the AA to return to your shourd creater to get back and unshroud. NOTE if you ahve items on theShrounded toon - pass them to another toon before unshourding and loosing them.


Happy hunting





Edited, Oct 31st 2012 10:29am by Larth
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Got 4 of these off one griffon in Blightfire Moors. I pulled a train with my 95 warrior then with a level 10 bard dmg'd each one then popped druid DSs on the warrior.

After that I shrouded to level 30 and got teleported to him with my druids being bound there. Handed in the 4 shards and went from indifferent to amiable.
why did they make it so hard for low level toons to reach?
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So the shards drop for all levels. However, you can't reach the quest guy if you are a low level without getting killed. hardly makes any sense. why put him in such a remote location if they shards drop for a level 20? sometimes i think soe doesn't think anything through.
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why did they make it so hard for low level toons to reach?
# Oct 24 2012 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
most likely the zone in for the new expansion is going to be right by him and back before guild hall ports this kind of run was the normal easy run lol
why did they make it so hard for low level toons to reach?
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So the shards drop for all levels. However, you can't reach the quest guy if you are a low level without getting killed. hardly makes any sense. why put him in such a remote location if they shards drop for a level 20? sometimes i think soe doesn't think anything through.

There are no see-invis mobs on the route to Magus Burlshin. Any level toon can buy a couple invis potions in the bazaar and make the run (Argath -> Valley -> RT -> CoB) without any problems.
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RANBAS : Run close to the rats in RT, you WILL die !

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if u did not buy the last expantion why should u be allowed to do a quest for the next?. duhhhh
sorry for flame but really?!
WHO drops them?
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i hate seeing people post that they got something in a certain zone but being too dumb or selfish or whatever to post who dropped it. if you can't be more useful than that, why bother?
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So far they are global outside of instances. If it isn't an instance, then EVERYTHING drops them lol. They will not drop in instances though according to reports I've gathered. They also seem to have the Trivial Loot Code on, meaning only dropping for you if the mob cons light blue or higher (to whatever level you happen to be), dunno if it affects the killer or looter though. Think it's the looter.
Question
# Oct 21 2012 at 5:10 PM Rating: Good
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Can one shroud down to turn in lower level ones?
Question
# Oct 22 2012 at 2:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, I mentioned that in two of my other comments below...
Petite Dark Fear Shard
# Oct 20 2012 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I hit max Ally with 20 Petite Dark Fear Shards the 21st turn in got me the messege about faction not getting any better.
Level Cap for Shards
# Oct 20 2012 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
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There seems to be a level cap for Shards.

I am a level 95 Ranger.

I went to hand my collection in, but I found that I could only hand in the Petite Dark Fear Shards which are 81 - 95, but I could not hand in the Petite Fear Shards which are 81 to 85.

Or maybe this is just a bug... any one else have this problem?

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Level Cap for Shards
# Oct 20 2012 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Read my post below. It's intended. That's why they have a rec/req on the shards. Can only hand them in if you either

A. Are between that gap
B. Shroud down to between that gap (can only do this 1-70 as shrouds stop at 70)
C. Delevel to between that gap.

-Rainbowdash
Information
# Oct 19 2012 at 9:21 PM Rating: Good
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Here's a copy of the info I collected when I did this on Test (first person to hit max Ally) and subsequently posted to the EQ forums. Nothing has changed since I did this according to both reports from Live players as well as me double checking. I tacked on a couple bold notes to the info.

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Ok final pre-release update with compiled all current info. I hit max ally just now.

1. Hand in guy is Magus Burlshin located here:
http://i.imgur.com/ddqHt.jpg
2. Shards appear to be global drops. They each have a level range. (81-95 for example) and will drop off mobs within that range.
3. Shards are gut wrenchingly rare. Expect to swarm a place for hours with none.
4. When they do drop you will usually see 2+ on corpse at once.
5. The shards are stackable
6. The shards are tradeable
7. The shards are not lore
8. Handing in the shards raises faction with a faction called "Crystal Circle Builders". The hits seem rather large.
9. Everyone starts indifferent with this faction.
10. Out of curiosity I checked, none of the new npcs in Jaggedpine share this faction.
11. You can only hand in a shard if you are within that level range. Otherwise he hands it back to you and suggests you trade it for one of your level. Seemingly hinting at exchange between players as he does not appear to offer such a service himself. -He does not offer this service. This IS a hint at player trading of the shards.
12. Shrouding permits you to hand in a shard so long as you shroud to within that level (remember shrouds stop at 70. If 95 you'll be SoL with any 71-85 level gap shards unless you delevel then rez...which I did. I went from 95 to 85 with ~100 deaths bind camping a selyrah near Magus, handed in 7 shards, then hit Expediant Recovery.)
13. Magus is a merchant
14. No matter your faction level his merchant window is empty.
15. He is trackable.
16. He is not invis, invis 2, or in anyway hidden
17. He will not respond to the prompt [crystals] at any faction level with any phrase or variant. I even tried a few typos on the word to see if his response trigger was typoed. Nothing.
18. There is no achievement.
19. There is not physical task. It's a faction grind
20. There is no reward upon hand-in minus faction and a thank you.
21. Judging by his hail dialogue it would appear rewards are added in later, perhaps a different phase of the pre-release. Or the faction itself may be the reward, a head start on RoF progression. Who knows.
22. It took approximately 18-19 shards to max faction. doesn't seem like much but when you factor in the rarity... -Correction. I recounted after a friend maxed. I missed a couple. He maxed Ally in 21 shards. So 21 shards = max Ally per person.

Basically given the lack of reward, don't rush or try drastic measures like I did, just kill and xp and let it come naturally, it seems you have plenty of time and getting there fast nets you nothing as of yet.

All of this was true at the time of this post, however as EQ is ever changing Sony may deem to change or bug fix any of this at any time so take it with a grain of salt. i'm putting it here both so that people interested know approximately how the pre-quest functions so far and also so if anything I listed here, that I came across during my run of the current phase (assuming it progresses) of the pre-quest, is not how Sony intended it to work then they will know it's bugged and can fix it (as is the role of people on Test server :P)

Happy adventuring!


And:

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Known level + shard names

Tiny Pale Fear Shard (rec 15)
Tiny Fear Shard (req 11 - rec 25)
Tiny Dark Fear Shard (req 21 - rec 35)
Meager Pale Fear Shard (req 31 - rec 45)
Meager Fear Shard (req 41 - rec 55)
Meager Dark Fear Shard (req 51 - rec 65)
Petite Pale Fear Shard (req 61 - rec 75)
Petite Fear Shard (req 71 - rec 85)
Petite Dark Fear Shard (req 81 - rec 95)
Small Fear Shard (req 91 - rec 100)


Enjoy!

-Rainbowdash - Test

Edited, Oct 19th 2012 11:28pm by MikuRBD
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# Oct 19 2012 at 9:10 PM Rating: Decent
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petite pale fear shard x4 from named in DSH
meager dark fear shard
# Oct 19 2012 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Dropped in Barindu. Can't upload it. My item collector quit working.
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meager dark fear shard
# Dec 02 2012 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Got 5 today off 2 mobs in HpS. Killed there for 4.5 hours
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