Scarab Breastplate  

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Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Time:2 hours
Level:10
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Era:Original
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Jun 19 20:44:04 2001
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
This quest begins with a vendor named Vacto Molunel in South Kaladim. He is found at location +40, +405.

Vacto Molunel kindly considers you -- what would you like your tombstone to say?

You say, 'Hail, Vacto Molunel'

Vacto Molunel says 'Well met, ______! I am Vacto Molunel. If you are seeking to outfit yourself with the finest weapons in all of Kaladim, I am the one to see. I also posses a [rare talent] you might find useful.'

You say, 'What rare talent?'

Vacto Molunel says 'Piqued your interest, did I? Well, you see, I am one of the few dwarves who possess the knowledge and talent to craft a unique type of armor entirely out of scarab carapaces. While my specialty is making [scarab helms], I have also been convinced to make [scarab breastplates] from time to time. All of the pieces I craft are to dwarven proportions, but I have had some gnomish and halfling customers as well. They come from all over for my armor.'

You say, 'What scarab breastplates?

Vacto Molunel says 'Ah.. A scarab breastplate.. hmm. well, if you want to convince me to go though the trouble of crafting one of those, not only will you have to pay my fee of 23 gold pieces, you must provide me with a pristine giant scarab carapace. I refuse to make a breastplate with cracked carapaces.'

Pristine Carapaces are known to drop from death beetles in the Estate of Unrest and from giant scarabs in various newbie zones. Upon hand-in:

Vacto Molunel says 'This is good, but in order to finish the job, I need both a pristine giant scarab carapace and 23 gold.'
Vacto Molunel says 'If I do say so myself, this is one of the finest breastplates in all of Norrath. I am truly a master at my craft. You might want to wipe out some of the excess scarab goo before wearing it, though.'
Your faction standing with Storm Guard has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Kazon Stormhammer has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Miners Guild 249 has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Kaladim has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Craknek Warriors has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!!
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faction hits
# Jan 14 2017 at 3:39 AM Rating: Good
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Storm Guard: +5
Kazon Stormhammer: +1
Miners Guild 249: +1
Merchants of Kaladim: +1
Craknek Warriors: -1

Plz update zam thanks
faction hits
# Jan 14 2017 at 8:39 AM Rating: Good
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Pukespot wrote:
Storm Guard: +5
Kazon Stormhammer: +1
Miners Guild 249: +1
Merchants of Kaladim: +1
Craknek Warriors: -1

Updated, thanks!
Dialogue
# Mar 05 2011 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Here's the dialogue that goes with this quest. Before you ask, "posses" is misspelled, and "though" should be "through" instead. After all these years, I doubt SOE will ever fix these errors.

Vacto Molunel kindly considers you -- what would you like your tombstone to say?
You say, 'Hail, Vacto Molunel'
Vacto Molunel says 'Well met, Squat! I am Vacto Molunel. If you are seeking to outfit yourself with the finest weapons in all of Kaladim, I am the one to see. I also posses a [rare talent] you might find useful.'
You say, 'What rare talent?'
Vacto Molunel says 'Piqued your interest, did I? Well, you see, I am one of the few dwarves who possess the knowledge and talent to craft a unique type of armor entirely out of scarab carapaces. While my specialty is making [scarab helms], I have also been convinced to make [scarab breastplates] from time to time. All of the pieces I craft are to dwarven proportions, but I have had some gnomish and halfling customers as well. They come from all over for my armor.'
You say, 'What scarab breastplates?
Vacto Molunel says 'Ah.. A scarab breastplate.. hmm. well, if you want to convince me to go though the trouble of crafting one of those, not only will you have to pay my fee of 23 gold pieces, you must provide me with a pristine giant scarab carapace. I refuse to make a breastplate with cracked carapaces.'
You hand in both the carapace and the gold pieces.
Vacto Molunel says 'This is good, but in order to finish the job, I need both a pristine giant scarab carapace and 23 gold.'
Vacto Molunel says 'If I do say so myself, this is one of the finest breastplates in all of Norrath. I am truly a master at my craft. You might want to wipe out some of the excess scarab goo before wearing it, though.'
Your faction standing with Storm Guard got better.
Your faction standing with Kazon Stormhammer got better.
Your faction standing with Miners Guild 249 got better.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Kaladim got better.
Your faction standing with Craknek Warriors got worse.
You gain experience!!
Near Arena
# Jun 17 2010 at 3:39 AM Rating: Good
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NPC is near arena/water fountain. The quest turn-in is 23 gold, not 33 gold!
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correct change
# Dec 15 2003 at 2:01 PM Rating: Excellent
Make sure you only give him 23 gold not 33
prinstine
# Jul 02 2003 at 8:12 PM Rating: Default
12 posts
i found myn in north ro but i hate the result
Unrest
# Dec 04 2002 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Kill death beatles in unrest to get one
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 04 2002 at 2:26 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) it is very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very ...VERY coolio
#Meany, Posted: Aug 02 2002 at 11:34 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) SHUT THE **** UP!
risk is great vs reward
# Jun 10 2002 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Gnome/Dwarf/Halfling

They can usually even be purchased in like North Ro or almost anywhere else scarabs are killed. Even the Karanas. I have seen a lot also in Oasis... yes. I killed all mine because I was near that lvl anyways. I at one time had 5 breast plates/5 helms/5 boots

The breastplate really is not that noobie. For the level you can do it, especially buying the caprices.... Its very nice and fairly effortless. One of the harder issues is faction. I turned in a few belts.
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'Valdon Gravedancer' Terris-Thule. Dwarven Cleric 34th circle.
'Junglebug Sugarpants' Terris-Thule. Halfling Druid. 52nd season.
'Shinook Eldergod' Terris-Thule. Troll Shaman of 32nd rite.
'Soultree Vixen' Terris-Thule. Woodelf Ranger of 34th season.
RE: risk is great vs reward
# Jun 11 2002 at 11:19 PM Rating: Default
I have tried to turn in the carapace and the gold pieces, and Vacto keeps the gold and gives back carapace saying "I have no need for this".

What gives?

Derfele
Humble Servant of Arthur
RE: risk is great vs reward
# Jul 09 2002 at 5:37 PM Rating: Default
I think you'll find you're giving in cracked rather than pristine carapaces.
Where is it?
# Mar 02 2002 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Where is Unrest?what zones is it closest too? and is it safe for a lev 6 warrior to be there?
RE: Where is it?
# Mar 21 2002 at 10:17 AM Rating: Default
Unrest is in Dagnor's Cauldron. No it is not safe for a level 6 warrior to go in there.
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Easy
# Feb 03 2002 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
This quest seems harder than it actually is....if you need Pristine Carapaces, go to unrest, in approx 30 minutes i had 8 pristine carapaces as they always drop from death beetles, which spawn all over unrest.(high level characters at entrance will usually buff you you if you ask nicely).

Baymar, 15th warrior
Tribunal
text?
# Jan 16 2002 at 8:18 PM Rating: Default
what do i have to say to get him to give me the quest? all he says is something about rare talent then i ask about his rare talent and he says im must not be an ally to the storm guards or some **** like that. so what do i have to say to get the quest given?

8th halfing druid of fennin ro
RE: text?
# Jan 21 2002 at 6:35 PM Rating: Default
you have to raise youre faction with either the warriors or the dwarfs
lower lvl
# Jan 08 2002 at 2:08 PM Rating: Default
i think this quest should start a little lower ...after all you need to slay the same creatures that you will need to as the boot quest...i got mine at 6th lvl...but i was grouped hehe
ok listen up
# Nov 24 2001 at 6:34 PM Rating: Default
here u all go because this just came to mind to me i have to trolls and c these things on merchants ALLL THE TIME!!!!go to GROBB and buy about 5of them
not as rare of a drop as you think
# Nov 12 2001 at 4:36 PM Rating: Default
I was in BB, and I don't if it was a bug or what, but I killed 12 of the giant scarabs, and got 5 pristine carapaces.
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 24 2001 at 1:21 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) nevermind, i found it
quick question
# Oct 24 2001 at 1:17 PM Rating: Default
anybody know what race / classes can use the breastplate?

Rynstruum
lvl 7 human cleric
seventh hammer
RE: quick question
# Oct 27 2001 at 7:13 PM Rating: Default
dwarf and halfing only,It looks cool on my Halfing druid but I prefer the awsome stats of my
Brown Chitten Protector.HEHE

Merras,druid
RE: quick question
# Jan 08 2002 at 2:10 PM Rating: Default
gnomes can use em too
The easy way
# Oct 23 2001 at 8:16 PM Rating: Default
Go to freeport and buy the pristine carapace for 7 gold and then accumalate 23 gold. I had this breastplate at level 4.
Pristine carapaces
# Sep 18 2001 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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they are a rare drop in bb, I have killed upwards of 30 to get two to drop. The good news is that the death beatles in Unrest drop them routinely. They are routinely not looted due to weight and distance to merchants there so take the trip through the cauldron and you can probably get all you need in just a short time.

Krontis
Warrior of Brell Serelis
did this in a couple...
# Sep 03 2001 at 9:37 AM Rating: Default
a buddy and myself both druids huntng in n ro did this quest in about an hour. we're lvl 12 and 13. however we were lucky cause we had extra crack carapaces. we gave the cracked and the legs but made the mistake of giving large scarab legs. imagine our disappointment to give the goods and get a response, that's for the gift instead of you gain exp. LoL just so you know there's a merchant outside the city that sell the legs. he's in a house to the right of city head toward gfay. so if your having problems finding them on creatures just go buy them, think the cost was about 5 gd but i don't remember for sure... hope this helps... anyone have any carapaces for helmet or know where to find them easily pls give a tell to gogus on the rathe server. LoL
RE: did this in a couple...
# Sep 03 2001 at 9:39 AM Rating: Default
opps the cracked are for the boots... hehe, so you know we got one pristine and sent a shout out for the other. got two for other helpful players so if you can't find one ask around. both the ones we got from other players were given free of charge. thanks to those that help us LoL
Misty
# Aug 26 2001 at 1:55 PM Rating: Default
Pristine Gaint Scarab Carapace are all so found off Gaint Scarabs in Misty Thicket so have fun.
Pristine gaint scarab carapace
# Aug 14 2001 at 9:06 AM Rating: Default
Found 1 this morning on a gaint sand scarab in South Ro.
Strange Outcome
# Aug 12 2001 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
I did the quests for the CP & the Boots as stated today. The pristine carapaces were not difficult at all to get, <received 3 out of 21 scarabs> and retrieved 5 cracked scarab carapaces, the problem came in attempting to get the Scarab Legs! Out of the 21 I took out today, I only received 1 leg. Also, I put out an /ooc in an attempt to get one from someone in NRO and Oasis with only 1 person haveing 1. I purchased it for 1pp. The strangeness of it all is when I took the said mentioned items to Vacto, I received a "Scarab Helm" instead of Boots! /shrug So my lvl 5 DWF Cleric now has the Helm & Breastplate but no boots. :p

Perra 5 cleric
Sparge Fyrestorm 26 Warrior
Lyza 16 Druid
Willing 8 Ench

Tholuxe Paells
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 27 2001 at 5:14 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) tihs item si vary ubar for yuo lowar levl n00beis. saem AC as the banaded and vary cheep and eesie to get
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 01 2001 at 10:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) im sorry kiddo but you need to learn how to spell or learn how to type better ;(
level five killing scarabs?
# Jul 26 2001 at 8:34 PM Rating: Default
i don't know about any of you guys but when i was at 5 they coned red. i tried attacking it, being twinked and buffed i died.
Pristine Carapces
# Jul 26 2001 at 5:29 PM Rating: Default
I've been killing Giant Scarabs in BB since lvl 5 or so and have never seen a Pristine Carapce until this morning I killed a Giant Scarab and it dropped one then the next one I killed did as well. I was shocked but happy.

Kulldar
Lvl 10 Pally
Nameless Server
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