The Gnoll Slayer  

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Time:4 hours
Level:30
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
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Era:Planes of Power
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
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Entered: Mon Mar 25 12:15:20 2002
Modified: Tue Aug 1 17:07:22 2017
Marton Sayer may be found in a cottage in Qeynos Hills at around /loc 1400, 300, 9.

You say, 'Hail, Marton Sayer'

Marton Sayer says 'Welcome. Please stock up on provisions, especially if you are headed toward the lair of the vile gnolls. If so, I wish you much luck and many gnoll pelts!! I also have knowledge of a [powerful dog]. I pray you do not encounter him.'

You say, 'What powerful dog?'

Marton Sayer says, 'I have encountered a gnoll who spoke the common tongue. He dared to call himself Lord Elgnub. He swore that some day we would cross paths and he would snatch my infant son Joseph from our home. He would stand no chance against me and the mighty [Gnoll Slayer].'

You say, 'What is Gnoll Slayer?'

Marton Sayer says, 'Gnoll Slayer is the mighty longsword which was passed down unto me through generations of Sayers. My days of battle are over, but I can still wield her with ferocity. The only thing more precious would be my son, Joseph Sayer. I would trade Gnoll Slayer only for him to be safe and sound at home.'

Lord Elgnub can occasionally be found wandering around BlackBurrow. Kill him and loot Baby Joseph Sayer, which you should bring back to Joseph.

Marton Sayer says 'Baby Joseph!! Look, Momma!! Baby Joseph has been rescued by this good adventurer!! That evil Lord Elgnub made good on his word and snatched my son from under our noses. You saved the day!! For this shall wield 'Gnoll Slayer'!! Be aware of its [true potential].'

Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 20.
Your faction standing with Circle of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -4.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 3.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk has been adjusted by 2.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 4.
You gain experience!!

You receive Gnoll Slayer (the intermediate version).

You say, 'What true potential?'

Marton Sayer says 'The true potential of Gnoll Slayer is an enchantment which was once imbedded into a gnoll's eye which was placed into the hilt of the blade. The spell would help you fight off disease and call forth a wolf to fight beside you. Alas, the gnoll eye was stolen from the blade by a great, one-eyed, white gnoll. Alone with the eye, the only book which explained how to return the enchantment was also stolen. I know not where this gnoll might be. If you can find the journal and the eye, return them with the Gnoll Slayer to me for I have been searching for decades.'

Head to South Karana. Kill a one eyed gnoll (located in the northern part of the zone (/loc?) to loot a Gnoll's Eye. Kill a Lteth Val Scribe (/loc?) to loot a Journal of Greater Enchantment. Give the eye, journal, and intermediate Gnoll Slayer to Marton.

Marton Sayer says 'The eye and the journal! What a great day! The Gnoll Slayer shall be returned to full strength because of you. Your service to Qeynos will not soon be forgotten.'
Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 200.
Your faction standing with Circle of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -40.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 30.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk has been adjusted by 20.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 40.
You gain experience!!

You receive the final version of the Gnoll Slayer.
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turning in baby gives
# Aug 12 2015 at 5:53 AM Rating: Decent
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these faction hits:
Merchants of Qeynos +20
Circle of Unseen hand -4
Antonius Bayle +3
Coalition of Tradesfolk +2
Guards of Qeynos +4
turning in baby gives
# Feb 28 2016 at 3:06 PM Rating: Good
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I did the final trade-in today on Ragefire and got the following faction hits:

[Sun Feb 28 22:02:43 2016] Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 200.
[Sun Feb 28 22:02:43 2016] Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -40.
[Sun Feb 28 22:02:43 2016] Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 30.
[Sun Feb 28 22:02:43 2016] Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk has been adjusted by 20.
[Sun Feb 28 22:02:43 2016] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 40.
turning in baby gives
# Aug 02 2016 at 11:45 AM Rating: Good
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Sure that's not on one of those faction bonus days? Those hits look too large (exactly 10x).
Gnoll slayer mob locations
# Jul 04 2015 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, here's where you can find the gnolls for the quest on servers that are still running Classic Paw. Good hunting!

Gnoll Slayer NPC locations
Guards of Qeynos faction.
# Jun 15 2015 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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The missing numbers for the Guards faction hit is +40.
Cottage /loc
# Mar 21 2015 at 11:44 PM Rating: Decent
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1391.85, 287.24, 9.62
faction
# Aug 29 2014 at 6:51 PM Rating: Good
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Finished the Quest actually, some numbers from the faction hit:

Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 200.
Your faction standing with Circle of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by - 40.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 30.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk has been adjusted by 20.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos could not possibly get any better. [sorry no number here, since i was with best faction to the guards before i started this quest.

Edited, Aug 29th 2014 8:52pm by Mark100
Escaped splitpaw gnoll
# Jan 25 2014 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
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After spending quite a few levels here, trying to figure out the spawn, I now have a theory that both the one-eyed and scribe are on the "escaped splitpaw gnoll" spawn. There may be several of those. One is at least spawning a good deal west of the bridge against the water. It spawns back-to-back as far as I can tell and yielded one-eyed two times and then the escaped. I have yet to see the scribe, but having killed all gnolls near splitpaw, spawning several nameds and nothing ltheth-ish ever showing up, he's either on the ishva mal (out of my reach) or the escaped splitpaw. Since the ishva mal is way above level for this quest, I'm sticking to the escaped split paw gnoll theory and am about to test it.

Score: looks like there's at least 4 escaped splitpaw gnoll spawns, all in the southern part. They don't spawn back to back, but are on the zone's timer, so yesterday must've been others in the zone. He spawned as replacement of the second kill and was blue to a 31.

Edited, Jan 25th 2014 6:16am by mercurious
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Gnoll Slayer
# May 30 2013 at 7:42 PM Rating: Good
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I was in South K around the skelly camp fighting Adult elephants when Lteth Val Scribe spawned twice and dropped the eye and the book needed for the quest so it was "sure why not." He cons red at 20 and does charm. I was boxing my 20 level beastlord and we had mercs up so he went down fairly easy. Went to Qeynos Hills and stop by and hailed Sayer; just to make sure this was still a go. Went to Blackburrow to find lord Elgnub. He spawns in the pit where the spikes and the snakes are. I was not there the first couple of times he spawned and noticed he despawned just a few seconds after he spawned. The third time I stood in the pit and killed the snakes and any gnoll patrolers that went by. Baby dropped and turned in the baby to receive the first sword then turned the sword back along with the eye and the book and now have the final sword. This was so much easier to do then the first time I tried in 2001.
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# May 25 2012 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Marton Sayer can be found at 1385, 286 in the house with Mira Sayer
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gnoll slayer
# Jun 14 2009 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Some items can indeed be charged. But the research I have found indicates only Gnome tinkered items. This is not such.

Let me help folks with this quest. I now have my 3rd one.

The gnoll that drops the baby, spawns in the same place as the snake. No special things need to be done to get him to spawn except kill the snake, didnt time the spawn but it seems about 7 minutes or so. It seems to take about 4-5 snakes to get the gnoll. So he is an uncommon spawn. Its random, so it may be longer or shorter.

The gnolls that drop the other quest items now are in South Karana, not in the gnoll dungeon, that dungeon has been taken over.

They run on the north end of South Karana, and go east to west, or west to east. I believe they share the same spawn cycle as lions, lioness, a named gnoll, another escaped gnoll, perhaps a cyclops, undead cyclops, 1 centaur, and 1 or 2 aviaks. Possible the Mist and Shadow wolf are also on the same cycle.

If such mobs are traveling North and South, and not east and west, they do not share the same mob spawn cycle. Note some of these mobs travel north and south, as well as east to west. You are concerned only with east to west (or west to east)mobs. While elephants may also travel east to west (&west to east) they don't seem to be on the same cycle.

I also believe there is more than 1 cycle for these mobs. I have seen 2 right after each other.

1 thing to note after you get the sword, don't try and pop the pet out if you have a familiar. You will waste a charge and not get the pet. You can't have both up.

Please note the pet is not a proc, you have to hold the sword and click on it to pop it.

Also I have tried turning in the sword with empty charges and see if it comes back charged, it does not. Nor can you trick the NPC and get the sword by giving him the intermediate one. The only way thats gonna work is if someone turned in the other items 1st.

An uncharged sword does not sell for anything, nor can it be donated to Tribute. And destroy it before you turn in new quest items before you get a new one. They are lore. So you may lose your quest items and not get the sword!

Edited, Jun 15th 2009 1:42am by DomaGB
gnoll slayer
# Jun 23 2009 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Got my 4th one now, and wanna update the info on this quest.

This time around took the longest. Couldn't get a Lteth Val Scribe to spawn.

However I want to correct my assumption that the ph's and named's on the quest are west to east only. Not true, as I saw some of the PH's going north and south. that is if they are PH's, assuming so, because they were the escaped gnolls.

I am also fairly certain I seen a one eyed gnoll going north and south as well.

This time around I saw 10 One Eyed gnolls before ever getting the scribe. Dont know wat happened there, bad luck?

I also wanna state that these guys also run along the same wall as the pegusus. I believe its the west wall. So if a person stays on the north end and west end of the zone, you will see these quest mobs.

However, as noted, some go north and south, and seen these on the north end of the zone. I do not know how far south they go. So it may be possible that the whole zone is available to find these mobs. But staying in North end seems best, as many of the spawns walk there east to west. and you can catch the north south ones there when they come thru. I would walk the west wall before ever considering the whole zone as well.

I recommend those that want the sword, that after getting the baby and handing it in to get the intermediate version, run back grab the baby again, to save time since your so close anyways.

I also use the Guild Hall North Karana port for this, as it ports you next to the north end of the South Karana zone in.
gnoll slayer
# Jun 23 2009 at 4:18 AM Rating: Decent
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In essence you can have one charged sword, one intermediate sword, and 1 baby.

I also want to comment on the quest mob in Blackburrow. The snake isn't really a PH. Cause both appear at the same time, and the quest mob stands right next to it. However when you kill the snake, there is a chance that the quest mob will spawn on the next recycle when the snake pops. Unless it is just a perfectly timed spawn next to the snake. Some suggest that its a 30 minute one. However I have seen 2 in a row, about 7 minutes apart. So that theory is wrong.
gnoll slayer
# Jun 27 2009 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Working on my 6th sword now. I can indeed confirm that Lord Elgnub spawns shorter than 30 min. I got him after 2 spawn cycles after he popped. About 14 minutes. (Snake spawn)
im doing this now
# Dec 27 2007 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
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im doing this now and it doesnt see to be all hat hard the one eyed dude it up south on rihgt hand side and the other i dont know yet still trying to fighure that out.
Just cats
# Oct 22 2007 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I killed just lions and lionesses and the scribe and one eyed gnoll popped within 10 minutes of just killin cats.
gnollslayer easy answers
# Oct 09 2007 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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wow gnollslyer is still out there I had my twink on Luclin duel wielding these at level 15 one final one intermediate and a club of gnoll bashing for my cleric the problem I am seeing is that after getting intermediate they are going back to Sayer no need that I know of just put the gnoll slayer and the eye into the book and combine bang final Gnollslayer good luck all and I will see you in a couple months look for the heathens.


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Faction Hits & EXP
# Jul 08 2007 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos got better.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands got worse.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle got better.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk got better.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.

Experience seemed to be approximately 4% at level 53.
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Faction Hits
# May 07 2014 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Since my monk has max faction with Guards of Qeynos, I cannot give the adjustment. When I turned in Baby Joseph Sayer:

Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 20.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -4.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk has been adjusted by 2.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos could not possibly get any better.

Edited, May 7th 2014 12:19pm by Xkdar
wtf??
# Mar 04 2007 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
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wtf i just turned in the eye the book and the baby and i go a peice of crap, thought it summoned a pet???
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wtf??
# Mar 28 2007 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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If you turned them in in the order you posted then you did it wrong. Here's what you do:

Turn in the baby and you will get the Gnoll Slayer (Intermediate)

Then...Do this turn-in

Gnoll Slayer (Intermediate) + Gnoll's Eye + Journal of Greater Enchantment

You will be rewarded with the Gnoll Slayer (Final)

This DOES work. I've done it this way at least 3 times with my Ranger.

Edited, Mar 28th 2007 5:43pm by Zeamus
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wtf??
# Jun 01 2007 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried turning in just the sword for the final version and it didn't work. He gave it back just as it was before with the standard message of "I don't need this. You can have it back."

Now if that has changed in the last year I'll find out soon enough. I'll be using the last charge on the sword in a couple of days. I'll let you all know how it goes with another "sword only" turn in.
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Troublekitty - lvl 33 Vah Shir Rogue
wtf??
# Apr 13 2007 at 5:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Precisely.
The sad thing is, you probably could have handed the sword right back to him and received the Final version.
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wtf??
# Jul 07 2007 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I decided to try it your way just for the sake of argument and I can tell you this:

I hailed Marton and gave him the final version of the sword once I used the last charge on it. It went poof and I got nothing back. Just like the time I tried it over a year ago.

The funny thing about the normal turn in this time though is not only did I get the final version for the turn-in. I also got the original sword back. That was too weird.


Edited, Jul 8th 2007 12:44pm by Zeamus
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Item missing...
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Need to list the intermediate version of the gnoll Slayer as an item.
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Spawning Tricks
# Nov 22 2006 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Took the advice of most and after waiting and waiting, I started killing lions and centaurs just south of where the raiders are in SK (killing raiders are nice too, helps with faction for Karana residents if you did what I did and killed the Millers). Within a few minutes of doing this, the scribe popped. After I killed him and looted the book, the escaped splitpaw popped twice, killed both, and one-eyed popped. Not sure, but I can bet one of the centaurs or lions started the cycle, as I had absolutely nothing for hours until then.

As for old Bungle, go down to the pit, be there no later than 9PM game time. Kill both snakes there and keep the pit clear of them. I've noticed that at about 11PM a patrolling gnoll guard walks across the path above Bungle's spawn point, I kill him too. Consistently now for the last attempts Bungle has spawned right at about midnight or so game time, give or take.

At least it works for me. I love having this sword, and I do keep the handins as back up for when I burn both charges.
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Scribe and One eyed gnoll in SK
# Oct 13 2006 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I have always found the Scribe and One Eyed gnoll in the extreme northern part of SK, usually near the graveyard. They path east/west (or west/east) so if they are not up, I kill anything moving along that path as well. Eventually they always spawn for me, although I have had it take an hour before.
one eyed gnoll
# Sep 14 2006 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
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i tryed camping the one eyed gnoll the other day for a few hours with my 52 druid. i was not the only one in the zone there were 2 lvl 70 rangers in the zone so i asked them to check thier tracking to see if either one was up. with no luck i gave it up. if anyone has a new loc or even a more to date screen shot of him would be most helpful. i understand that they are wonders now so it would be kind of hard to pin down.
help
# Aug 24 2006 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I was on could not find them even had two trackers. When is best time to look for them?
Yes, it's still live
# Aug 16 2006 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, the quest is even easier now than it was before the Splitpaw revamp. Now the 2 mobs you need to kill are runnin around in South Karana. Most of the time that I pop in there, they are already spawned and just runnin around. This entire quest never takes me more than an hour to complete, and is well worth the time and effort. I love how people freak out the first time they see my ranger running around with a spiritwolf. The novelty of it alone is worth the effort.
Gnoll Slayer
# Jul 26 2006 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
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is this quest still up? has it changed? i notice there has not been any posts regarding this quest for a long time now. was just wondering if anybody still does it...etc. thx guys.
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Faction adjustments
# Sep 21 2005 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Faction adjustments with Marton Sayer upon turning in Baby Joseph Sayer: Your faction standing with Circle of Unseen Hands got WORSE. Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos got Better. Your faction standing with Antonious Bale got Better. Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolf go Better. Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got Better.
Used to be easier
# Sep 02 2005 at 12:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Now you have to run around doing the SK cycle to get these two gnolls to spawn.
Mob availability
# Aug 15 2005 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I attempted to find the scribe and the one eyed gnoll a couple weeks back with no luck. I came back today with a ranger alt and they were easily trackable. The scribe was up, after taking him down another scribe popped, followed by the one eyed gnoll. The location given (1700, -180) is essentialy accurate, each time a new one popped it was in that approximate area.

Don't lose faith, they should still be around. At least they were today on Cazic.
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Mob Scarcity
# Jul 23 2005 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Have been looking for the One Eyed Gnoll and the Lteth Val Scribe in vain for a couple days (Real time days). I have been using my 40 ranger, who is the toon that wants the final Gnoll Slayer, but have not seen either of them pop one time. I have marked both of the spawn points noted above and ranged back and forth between the, have logged on another toon at same time to monitor both locations at same time, and have even taken major sweeps south to cover the entire zone. Not once have I seen a sign of either on. All the toons I used have tracking maxed, so we should have seen something if one had spawned. Is this broken on the Prexus server???
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