Gauntlets of the Ardent  

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Time:5 hours
Level:24
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Armour Set
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Era:Original
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Wed Sep 5 15:28:53 2001
Modified: Thu Jan 7 17:29:28 2010
You need the ingot and icon of Ardent and 1 bar of galvanized platinum (give enchanted platinum to Genni for this).

You need to kill Boondin the Enslaved, a gnome necromancer on the third floor in Befallen (approx level 25), to get the icon. The ingot is found at the bottom of a river in Everfrost (loc 2996, -5711).

Need all dialogues, /loc of quest NPCs, faction hits if any, details of obtaining Galvanized Platinum.
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To begin the quest
# Jan 29 2006 at 5:33 PM Rating: Good
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Virtue of the Ardent Gauntlets of the Ardent
AC 10, +5 Agility, +5 vs Cold, Weight 3.8
Who: Blaize (high elf in plate armor)
Where: Temple of Solusek Ro
Related NPC: Genni (eurited enchanter)
Where: Temple of Solusek Ro
To obtain the quest say to Blaize the Radiant: "Tell me about the Ardent"
Blaize says: "Theo the Ardent was in constant war with a gnome necromancer in Befallen named Babbinsbort, but he never could defeat him. Poor Theo drowned on an expedition to Everfrost when the ice of the frozen river gave way underneath him. Bring me the Ingot of the Ardent, the Icon of the Ardent, and 1 Galvanized Platinum Bar and I will forge them into a reward for you."
Items Required:
Ingot of the Ardent
Icon of the Ardent
One Galvanized bar of platinum
How to obtain:
1. Ingot of the Ardent, item spawns on the bottom of the river in Everfrost Peaks, /loc 2996, -5771.
2. Icon of the Ardent, kill the necromancer Babbinsbort who spawns on the 3rd floor of Befallen (/loc -800, -184)
3. One Galvanized bar of platinum, each Enchanted platinum bar you hand Genni you will receive one Galvanized bar.
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gauntlets of the ardent
# Jul 01 2003 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
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so are any of the posts here about how to complete the quest.. besides posts of how to take down the wuss of a mob.. how about some constuctive posts about the quest
lore
# May 10 2003 at 5:16 PM Rating: Default
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Here is the definitive source for in game accurate everquest lore. Compiled by my friend Sir Banegrivm Shadowblight, who raised two armies and won the battle of Bloody Kithicor in Beta on two servers.

Banegrivm now works for Brad MCQuaid making the lore in EQ RPG, so it is all VERIFIED and TRUE.

GO HERE----> http://www.1stfistoflight.com/~fol/public_html/codex/
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RE: lore
# May 24 2003 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Arctura says:

Here is the definitive source for in game accurate everquest lore. Compiled by my friend Sir Banegrivm Shadowblight, who raised two armies and won the battle of Bloody Kithicor in Beta on two servers.

Banegrivm now works for Brad MCQuaid making the lore in EQ RPG, so it is all VERIFIED and TRUE.

GO HERE----> http://www.1stfistoflight.com/~fol/public_html/codex/


I can only hope this is a bizaare jest of some kind.
Ingot works
# Jul 01 2002 at 12:46 PM Rating: Default
Just picked up the ingot at the location above and had no problems. I usually right click items to get them to auto-equip and I couldn't do that with this item. I left clicked and had no problems.

Needed enduring breath cast upon me as the hole in the ice is a long way from the spwan point!

Gaenon
24 Cleric
Luclin
Where's the Ingot??
# May 29 2002 at 1:26 PM Rating: Default
Is anyone else having problems finding the Ingot at the bottom of the frozen river in Everfrost? I have been looking for quite a while, and the one time it was there, it wouldn't let me pick it up. Just wondering if anyone else had been able to find it recently.

Alkor Thundrus
51 Wanderer of Luclin
spawn time
# Mar 10 2002 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Boondin does not have a spawn time of 3 days he does however fight with ghouls, maybe in those 3 days you were looking he just got slaughtered by a ghoul. My guild was there on a raid today and I personally killed him three times in about 3 hours each time he was fighting a ghoul and I went ahead and whooped his ***** Im a lvl 35 pally, just cast IoN on my sword and took out his pet first (skelly). 3 or 4 swipes by my sword he was done, then i just started hacking at Boondin he died icon rotted away, B/C of me not being a cleric and not caring bout the quest
Still working
# Jan 30 2002 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
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This icon still drops in Befallen, the only difference is the name change.

I picked this up last weekend on a guild raid in Befallen. Just happened to be the only Cleric on the raid, other than the Rezzer we brought 'just in case'.
;))
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Easy
# Jan 28 2002 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't know what you guys are talking about that he's so hard. I killed him with my 27 ranger, np. I killed his pet and then kill him. Maybe he was oom, I dunno. But I know he was very easy.
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Boondin
# Jan 22 2002 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
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His new name is Boondin Babbinsnort (apparently he earned his freedom). 24th lvl. Still has a pet. Still drops the Icon. Picked it up yesterday for the quest in order to help out a friend that just started a cleric. I wouldn't recommend soloing him unless you are 28th or so. 2-3 mid-20's could take him out without incident.
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Fluxus
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Tarew Marr
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Can this quest be completed by a rogue?
# Oct 24 2001 at 7:07 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm a rogue, and I picked the Icon up while romping thru Befallen with a friend last night - no one else was in the zone at the time.

Can this quest be completed by rogues? If so, it would make a nice present to a lower level guildie. :)

Thanks for your info.

Septian
Rogue of Exemplar
Brell
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RE: Can this quest be completed by a rogue?
# Nov 11 2001 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
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As long as your Sol Ro faction isn't messed up, I think anyone can do it.
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40th Druid, Follower of Karana
Karana Server
Where Genni is
# Oct 21 2001 at 3:08 PM Rating: Default
Genni is a NPC on the very top of Sol RO. If u have ever done the Lambent Gloves quest u no what i am talking about. if not, just go to the very top of SOL Ro and there is a what looks like a High Elf Enchanter. Hail here and she says she can make 3 or 5 different types of gems or bars, ask about the Gal. bar and then u are done i suppose.
RE: Where Genni is
# Jul 02 2002 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
Actually, Genni is an Erudite enchanter in Temple of Sol Ro...just give her a bar of enchanted platinum and she'll give you back a bar of galvanized platinum.
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re: Since the revamping...
# Sep 10 2001 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Said:"Can anyone confirm if this "Boondin the Enslaved" I picked up on track yesterday is Boondin Babbinsnort's replacement since they revamped Befallen? Or does the plain ole Boondin still spawn from time to time?"

I was in Befallen in Fenning Ro, the place had been reverted and killed him (got it as a booby prize from a wis who was snotty about getting the dagger of Marnek) It was on Boondin Babbinsnort no sine of Boondin enslaved, nor any sine of the Tier'dal.

ANyone know if the Change is time based ot triggered?

Thanks!
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RE: re: Since the revamping...
# Sep 19 2001 at 8:54 AM Rating: Default
yes Boondin the enslaved is the same guy, he did drop the icon for me. on eci once it changed to the Tier Dal it has stayed that way.
re: Since the revamping...
# Sep 10 2001 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Said:"Can anyone confirm if this "Boondin the Enslaved" I picked up on track yesterday is Boondin Babbinsnort's replacement since they revamped Befallen? Or does the plain ole Boondin still spawn from time to time?"

I was in Befallen in Fenning Ro, the place had been reverted and killed him (got it as a booby prize from a wis who was snotty about getting the dagger of Marnek) It was on Boondin Babbinsnort no sine of Boondin enslaved, nor any sine of the Tier'dal.

ANyone know if the Change is time based ot triggered?

Thanks!
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Boondin
# Sep 07 2001 at 11:03 AM Rating: Default
I'd just like to share a little story.

I'm always on the lookout for items which correspond to the Solusek Ro quests in the Temple for Clerics. I happened to be in Befallen with Ment the other night, and we were investigating some halfling. Well, he turned out to be a broken quest... but during my investigation, I found out that a gnome Necro named Boondin is in Befallen, and drops the Icon of the Ardent for the Gauntlets of the Ardent!

However, good ol' boondin is a 4-6 hour spawn. So, I am camped in the room where he is. Each day, I log in to see if he's there. For three days, I did this. And he never appeared.

Well, finally, yesterday, THERE HE WAS!! He conned blue, so I figured I could take 'em, and if not, I could probably get away. I prepared all my buffs, medded to full mana, and ATTACKED!! First I nuked 'em with a Smite. Well, his pet started whackin' me, and all the rest of my spells took a while to get off. I kept nuking him, and he was pretty hurt. He kept healing himself, though, and the pet was really becoming an annoyance. I decided to kill the pet first, to make it easier. His pet survived two Expels, but barely! I moved in to finish off his pet in melee, and LO! I HAD FORGOTTEN TO SUMMON MY HAMMER!!! So, I started to attempt Stunning him which also does 74 dmg. It kept getting interrupted, and fizzling!! FINALLY I got it off, and the pet died.

As soon as the pet died, good ol' boondin started walking away. I was at half hitpoints, and OOM, but I continued to follow him, in the hopes of pummeling him to death with my fists. I kept missing, though, cursing the fact that I forgot to summon my hammer! I followed him through the cave to the next room...

Then, suddenly, some random ghoul runs up and WHACKS HIM!! Poof! Gone! No corpse!! AARGH!!! Three days of waiting... A Powerful struggle, and... denied my victory prize!!! AND any exp!!

That really sucks. Why can a mob just steal your exp like that?

Oh well.. NEXT TIME I know better. 1. MAKE SURE I have my hammer!! 2. Nuke the pet first and get it 100% dead. 3. DO NOT LET HIM LEAVE THE ROOM.

That is my tale of woe. Thank you for reading my epic saga!

Pancake
34 cleric -- POVAR
RE: Boondin
# Mar 09 2002 at 3:49 PM Rating: Good
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Buy a weapon. The summoned hammers are weak, and as you now know, suck because they are no rent, and sooner or later you will forget.

I killed boondin in befallen the other day out of boredom. What I noticed was 1) he's very easy for a lvl 41 to kill, even at low mana. 2) he's the hardest mob in befallen. Has more hitpoints, and a tougher pet than any other mob in the zone. Actually peeled off a noticable number of HP by the time I killed him, then tanked down his pet. Took two or three wraths to kill him, and his pet is harder than any of the regular skellies. Maybe about the same as a ghoul.

Was there to finish my Paw of Oppala quest, and got tired of just waiting for Gynok to spawn.
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Since the revamping...
# Aug 22 2001 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Can anyone confirm if this "Boondin the Enslaved" I picked up on track yesterday is Boondin Babbinsnort's replacement since they revamped Befallen? Or does the plain ole Boondin still spawn from time to time?

Thanks

30 ranger 30 druid
# Jul 19 2001 at 4:23 PM Rating: Default
16 posts
can a 30 ranger and 30 druid take this guy down... please help

30th Ranger of tunare
- Montolio Debrouchee
grrrr
# Jul 17 2001 at 12:01 PM Rating: Default
can some one plz tell me where i can find this Genni guy because i have no clue where he is

Sallin lvl 26 cleric from M-M
RE: grrrr
# Jul 28 2001 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Genni is in the the Temple of Sol Ro. She and another npc are in a small room with a book case.

http://www.eqatlas.com/templesro.html

Gives her location on the map.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 17 2001 at 11:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 17 2001 at 11:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) all i have to say is be lazy and go in behind a tank and heal him hehe it is easyer and you get to do your job hehe. what can i say i stoped getting fighting stuff and i started to get casting stuff so trying to take out a guy is not that easy for me any more. hehe there is no why i'm going to take on a guy that is around my lvl ans i only have a 7dam wep hehe i got it becasue it was free and has wis on it =)
boon
# Jul 12 2001 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
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i slayed him july 9.i was a 30 troll war using high end gear and weapons. attacked him with full health him and his pet ripped me apart to one bubb of health before they were both dead. He nuke me 3 times for 200dmg ouch.He dropped the icon. I was in befallen for 5 hours i cleared the whole zone at least 15 times and i mean every creature on every lev and he only spawned once.

befallen sucks Drolltok Troll Warrior
"kill everything"
Changes since the Befallen patch
# Jul 01 2001 at 6:23 AM Rating: Default
Boondin Babbinsbort is now named "Boondin the Enslaved". He appears to be the same lvl as he was before the patch. However, there are new mobs in the room where Boondin spawns which makes camping him much more difficult now.

A Reanimated Sacrifice (zombie) spawns in the back corner between the fallen pillar and the wall. It took me 3 180 and a bit of melee to bring her down each time I killed her. Her agg range is wide, so if you're sitting in the corner opposite from where she spawns waiting for Boondin, expect her to attack when she pops. She's on about a 12 minute spawn cycle.

A Servant of T'Vyl now spawns (also on a 12 minute spawn cycle) at the middle of the back wall (opposite the door). This mob will do minor heals on the Reanimated Sacrifice. The Servant is much lower level than the Sacrifice. One 180 DD killed it instantly.

Getting to Boondin is much more difficult than before the patch. The new mobs are higher lvl than before, and their agg range is very wide. None of the newer mobs I encountered saw through normal invis/camo.

My technique for getting to Boondin was to get an invis up and get a levitate, run like heck to the well on lvl 1, jump down the well to the bottom floor, and then run like heck to Boondin's room. Once I killed him and looted the icon I gated out.

I don't know if Boondin's spawn time has changed. I was there 2 hours before he popped.
RE: Changes since the Befallen patch
# Sep 03 2001 at 1:30 AM Rating: Default
OK, yeah, so I was farming, but when my 25 DE cleric friend and I, 35 Barb shaman, camped him a few hours ago, he spawned twice within that time and he had the old surname on his tag, as well his pet. I took him down both times with 253 dmg ice nuke after I enstilled him in the corner where he spawned. Plus, the female DE SK that spawns to the right in the hallway dropped all 3 keys needed for the level. Happy hunting all!!
Laino O'nial
35th Winter Shaman
Terris-Thule
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# Jul 01 2001 at 5:39 AM Rating: Default
Has anyone seen Babbinsbort spawn since Befallen was changed?
Tips for Boondin
# Jun 11 2001 at 8:02 AM Rating: Default
Just camped Boondin for the Icon of the Ardent as a level 40 cleric...some tips for you:

1) He is a 4 hour spawn, NO placeholder. If he's not there, either go away and come back later, or settle down and read a book =)

2) If he pops while you're there, IMMEDIATELY stun him to stop him buffing himself or summoning a pet. Then just Wrath, Wrath, Wrath him till he drops...

3) Keep resist/endure poison on yourself...he likes to chain cast the level 24 nec spell Shock of Poison...ouch

4) Root him before he runs...the rest of the dungeon mobs WILL attack him.
anyone notice?
# Jun 06 2001 at 9:14 PM Rating: Default
if you got a good enough group you could just kill the quest guy and get the icon, then you dont have to wait down a stupid necro. but be warned the quest is in the MIDDLE of the temple, i dont think i will be too pretty if you try and hit him....
#Anonymous, Posted: May 23 2001 at 9:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
RE: Ignot. whats the deal?
# May 23 2001 at 9:50 PM Rating: Default
I have been to this loc amillion times over the past week, nothing has been there WTF!
Either someone is always beating me to it, or the spawn is a really long one, if anyone can give me the OFFICAL loc and the spawn time on this item i would really like to know. (This has been the most annoying part to get, everything else i could get easly)
RE: Ignot. whats the deal?
# Jul 12 2001 at 10:52 AM Rating: Default
The spawn time is 4 hours
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