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|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.
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!
|Submitted by: Additional info from: Rainbowdash, Test Server|
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