Rod of Insidious Glamour  

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Time:4 hours
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
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Entered: Sat Jun 24 15:27:09 2000
Modified: Wed Jun 14 03:41:38 2017
He needs a golden rod (from a froglok priest in guk) and an enchanted shining stone. The enchanted shining stone is made from a shining stone from shadow men, take that stone to Cynthia, a gypsie in the rathe mountains and give it and 50gp to get it enchanted. Then go to Highkeep and get the stone transmuted by Tarn Visilin in the library for another 50 gp. The two steps for getting the stone each raise faction with beta neutral and can be done separately from the rest of the quest for those who just need a faction boost.

You say, 'Hail, Sultin'

Sultin says 'I am Sultin - keeper of the three [incandescent]s of power and the [rod] of Insidious Glamour. If you are an enchanter, perhaps we can deal.'

You say, 'rod'

Sultin says 'I am keeper of the rod of Insidious Glamour, a device of guile and deceit. The rod will increase the charisma of whoever holds it. Are you [interested] in obtaining the [rod]?'

No matter what combination I tried, he wouldn't respond to anything but the trigger word rod which would repeat the above line.

  • Retrieve a golden rod

    Head to Upper Guk and kill a froglok priest. Loot Golden Rod.

  • Retrieve a Shining Stone

    Find some Shadow Men in Lesser Faydark, Neriak Forest, Commonlands or South Karana. Kill and loot Shining Stone.

  • Give Shining Stone to Cynthia in Mountains of Rathe

    Give the Shining Stone and 50 gold to her and she will enchant it. She gives you Glamour Stone.

  • Transmute the stone in High Keep

    Give Tarn Visilin the Glamour Stone and 50 gold. He gives you Glowing Glamour Stone.

  • Bring the Golden Rod and Glowing Glamour Stone back to Sultin

    Sultin says 'Well done, adventurer. You have kept your part of the bargain, so I keep mine. Here is your rod.'

    You receive a Rod of Insidious Glamour.

    Your faction standing with Temple of Sol Ro has been adjusted by +5.
    Your faction standing with Shadowed Men has been adjusted by -1.
    You gain experience!!
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    Also drops in Innothule Swamp
    # Sep 08 2018 at 5:00 PM Rating: Good
    3 posts
    On TLP (Agnarr) was able to get the Shining Stone in Innothule Swamp. I can't update the quest though.

    Edited, Sep 8th 2018 7:01pm by 0x808080
    TLP Update
    # Jun 25 2017 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
    49 posts
    I got the stone finally of Shadowedmen in CL. Don't think there is a difference on where it drops but it was pretty rare. I killed a lot of shadowed men.
    names of the enchanted stones
    # Jun 13 2017 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
    22 posts
    The stone that Cynthia hands back after you giver her the Shining Stone and 5pp is 'Glamour Stone'; the one that Tarns returns to you is 'Glowing Glamour Stone'.
    # Jun 13 2017 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
    2 posts
    To Cynthia in rathe mnts is 50 GP not pp. Get back Glamor Stone, no faction adjusts.
    To Tarn in HK, get back glowing glamor stone, no faction adjusts.

    Edited, Jun 13th 2017 10:19am by dangladoo
    dialogue and faction info
    # Feb 12 2016 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
    21 posts
    You say, 'Hail Sultin'
    Sultin says 'I am Sultin - keeper of the three [incandescent]s of power and the [rod] of Insidious Glamour. If you are an enchanter, perhaps we can deal.'
    You say, 'rod'
    Sultin says 'I am keeper of the rod of Insidious Glamour, a device of guile and deceit. The rod will increase the charisma of whoever holds it. Are you [interested] in obtaining the [rod]?'
    You say, 'interested'
    [Sultin did not respond to me, even after I tried variations such as 'I am interested', and 'I am interested in obtaining the rod'. Maybe because I wasn't an enchanter? I was at amiable faction. I gave him the components anyway, and:]
    Sultin says 'Well done, adventurer. You have kept your part of the bargain, so I keep mine. Here is your rod.'
    Your faction standing with Temple of Sol Ro has been adjusted by +5.
    Your faction standing with Shadowed Men has been adjusted by -1.
    You gain experience!!

    Neither of the stone turn-ins (to Cynthia and Tarn Visilin) gave me Beta Neutral or any other faction modifier. They will both accept 5 platinum instead of 50 gold.

    Edited, Feb 12th 2016 5:21pm by KaxonCompolten
    Does the shining stone drop on Progression servers?
    # Jan 12 2016 at 6:33 PM Rating: Good
    34 posts
    Does the shining stone drop on Progression servers? I've killed a ton of shadowed men so it's definitely not common. I did get the drop for the incandescent gloves, and a couple shadowed rapiers for the JBoots quest, but no shining stone.
    Does the shining stone drop on Progression servers?
    # Jan 19 2016 at 2:50 PM Rating: Good
    34 posts
    To answer my own question, I did get this drop off a shadowed man in Innothule swamp. I'm not sure if the zone matters, my previous camping was done in Nektulos forest.
    # Apr 06 2004 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
    just did this quest with my high lvl druid as the item you get at the end is not no drop.handed in all the pieces & did not get anythink back.make sure your faction is good with them before you hand in the items or you my loss them all as I did.
    hope this helps out in some way as I would not like to see this happen to anyone else.
    Items FYI
    # Nov 21 2003 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
    60 posts
    Just FYI, Cynthia returns the stone to you as "A Glamour Stone" and Tarn turns it into "Glowing Glamour Stone".
    50pp not 50 gp? no worries
    # Apr 28 2003 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    just give her 5pp or 50gp or 500sp or 5kcp,

    she didnt eat the stone shes just waiting for the right amount of cash.

    made the same mistake, but a helpful hg "loaned" me the 5pp I needed to make things right.
    Elegance Poopeepants
    Once a rogue always a rogue...even when you play a Shaman.
    ENC only
    # Apr 23 2003 at 5:06 AM Rating: Decent
    175 posts
    Just got one today. I tried to use it from inventory and it said "This item CANNOT be used by your race/class or diety".

    I got it with my 41 Ranger, not the chanter on my sig lol.
    (end edit)

    Edited, Wed Apr 23 05:29:18 2003
    Can this be clicked from inventory?
    # Apr 02 2003 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
    143 posts
    Is this effect able to clicked from the inventory? And if so, is it possible for other classes to use it then? It would incredibly helpfull if it acted like an amulet of necropotence...
    how I did the frog LOL
    # Feb 12 2003 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
    5 posts
    cast benevolence or whatever faction spell you have at your enchanter level. This should make you friendlier to them. Con the 2 gaurds outside and see what they con. You have to be about dubious to walk around untouched.
    Zone inside. Since faction spells only work until you zone, you will have to recast faction spell on the first frog you see once inside. This should give you the same faction for ALL frogs inside. Con him again to see the faction change.
    Go to priests room. He will be surrounded by several other spawns, including casters (shamans).
    I cast "pacify" my level 39 spell for aggro reduction on everything in the room, one at a time, as fast as i could get them. I counted 8 spawns when I was in there. Also, make a pet in the hallway leading into the priest room "just incase", before you cast pacify, or whatever level non-aggro spell you have. Then, I pulled the priest right out of the middle up to me with suffocate, and let my pet pound him. I nuked him once and killed him. Ive seen the priest killed 3 times including my kill, and every time he had the rod. The other 7 spawns in the room never even flinched while I creamed the priest right in front of them LOL.
    #Kerafrym, Posted: Oct 25 2002 at 12:47 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I have one of these on my Enchanter High Elf, I just walk through Felwithe all the time and I always get stopped by some female High Elf marveling at how incredible it is as she would stroke it up and down, keep saying how incredibly amazing it is. Then I say "Hey, get your hands out of my robe."
    Faction Hits no more
    # Aug 11 2002 at 11:34 AM Rating: Good
    293 posts
    One small update on the faction hits for this quest.

    The old "beta neutral" faction boosts for the two steps used for getting the stone enchanted don't happen anymore.

    There are, however, two faction adjustments at the completion of the quest:

    Faction with Temple of Sol Ro gets better.
    Faction with Shadowed Men gets worse.

    These are in addition to the faction hits for killing the mobs along the way, of course.


    Edited, Sun Aug 11 12:30:27 2002
    # Jul 30 2002 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
    222 posts
    You can handle the priest room without too much problems with just a 35+ SK. First, pull the two boys on the far walls and pray they both aren't shammys (they'll heal each other).

    Bind, rest and med, then pull the priest - you'll probobly pull a freind or two with him but just focus on the preist and then FD if you don't think you can handle the others.

    Next, either camp out or /q out and then log in your chanter whom you've already camped invis to the spot you were pulling to. If the chanter never wasted a frog before, you'll be dubious and can loot and walk out, otherwise, simply gate.

    Same process with the shadow men - I found the shadow man camp in the swamp to be most productive.

    As a side note though, they nerfed his drop rate - I've only been seeing the frog holding the rod about one in three kills now.
    Skunks have feelings too.
    The Froglok Priest
    # Jun 22 2002 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
    13 posts
    There are three ways the kill the Preist. First: Be above lvl40(therefore making this fight very easy). Second: Get a group of 4-6 Lvl's 30-35. Or third: Be from 30-35 with a paladin who is also and you will own this room. The enchanter Pally combination is unstoppable and it would really be helpful here because at least on my server I have trouble finding more than 2 people that can help to help me kill the priest.
    # Jun 17 2002 at 8:07 PM Rating: Default
    36 posts
    I gave the shining stone to cynthia and gave her 50pp instead of 50gp, ended up talking to a GM and they said I need another item and the right amount, big liars, trying to slow meh down!=)
    Rawr. -.-
    # May 27 2002 at 5:01 AM Rating: Default
    You may require faction of at least indifferently to do this quest. Or when Sultin talks to you. Turning in the items when Sultin does not talk to you will result in him eating or keeping the items without rewarding you the rod. Hope this helps.

    Wizard of Luclin.
    Recently completed
    # May 04 2002 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
    14 posts
    I just finished this quest last night. As a lvl 40 enchanter without my newest pet spell, this quest seem to be pretty easy but still fun. I did the Froglok Priest part with the help of a few guildmates a few levels back after reading about multiple adds and such involved with the froggies. To be honest, if you tackle the two higher cons first, you shouldn't run into the problem with 8 froggies all on you at once. The Froglok Priest dropped the rod on the first kill. That part took us a total of about 10 minutes. The remainder of the quest I did solo.

    I chose to kill the Shadowed Men in SK because of the ease to get to Rathe Mtns and back up to HHK without the need of a druid or wizzy for porting. All the Shodowed Men conned green to me and would not agro when approached. Pulling one at a time was very easy even with the high taunt spell, Tash. Buffing the pet with Shade, Celerity and Rampage let the pet just tank all night long. The Shadowed Men run extremly fast and when they turn to run, they turn east. Be sure to pull them to the east of their little encampment so they don't all agro after retreating back through the pack. Only once did I make this mistake and had to gate out. The casters are healers and like to nuke as well. Be sure to have a stun spell available for when they start to heal themselves. This took about 3 hours to finally get the shining stone to drop.

    SK is a great lowbie zone and for the enchanters out there that are starting their jewelcrafting skills, this is a great zone to pick to fight Shadowed Men. While I was there, I made 4 sales while I was low on mana and medding. The Aviak Tree and Split Paw are very close by and make good places to meet. Accept gold pieces as a form of payment since you're gonna need 50gp for the gypsy in Rathe Mtns and another 50gp for the guy in HHK. The Shadowed Men also drop a bit of pp and gp. My big loot was about 4pp I think.

    The gypsy in Rathe Mtns is very easy to find. When coming out of Lake Rathe and into Rathe Mtns, follow the left wall until you can see a gypsy camp. She is right there. When you Hail her, she doesn't say much =P Just give her the stone and 50gp. The stone is no longer NO RENT now and the quest could be finished later. I chose to continue to HHK 'cause I've been wanting this for a while.

    The guy you're looking for in HHK is the same person you buy enchanter pet spells from. How convient =) I picked up my new pet spell while I was here as well as my next two to save me from running all the way the heck back up there.

    Getting to Temple of Solusek Ro from HHK is a long run and includes running through Kithicor Forest. If you choose to do this, be sure you're not running through at night. The undead are not the friendliest beings in Norrath. I would suggest trying to find a port to either Tox or Lavastorm. Since I'm bound in the Nexus, I just gated there and /auction'd for a port. Unfortunetly, there was no one in the Nexus available for a port, so I went to GD and got one from there. GFay I'm sure would've been just as convenient to find a port, but I like Thurgadin much better as a city =P

    Check the map on for Temple of Solusek Ro for the location of the the NPC for the Rod of Insidious Glamour. He was pretty deep into the temple, but easy to find with a map.

    Since the release of Luclin, I've had to use my Alliance line of spells much more frequently. I haven't had to do the Shadowhaven Traders quest since casting Alliance or Benevolence on most NPCs in Shadowhaven allow me to trade with them. Except for those darn bankers near the swimming pool =P The rod is a great way to free up yet another spell block and the charisma I get from it is pretty good. Not quite as much as a Crude Stein, but the combination of having a weapon in hand all the time, Alliance at the click of a button and +12 charisma on me, I'm willing to sacrifice the 3 charisma and 10 stamina.

    -Phaldyne (40 Enchanter of Solusek Ro)
    glowing mask
    # Apr 24 2002 at 5:22 AM Rating: Good
    while you are camping the stone, pick up the glowing mask if it drops, I've seen it drop many times off Shadowmen in ISwamp, it can be used for the incandescent mask quest, also from Sultin
    RE: glowing mask
    # Jul 27 2002 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
    21 posts
    It drops off a frog in guk, not the shadow men.

    Edited, Apr 9th 2014 3:45pm by Draggun
    Raktavija Seraphim - Rainbow Powered Blade Dancer

    Draggun Brellfyre - High Templar of Brell
    RE: glowing mask
    # Feb 23 2003 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
    175 posts
    For the gloves, you need a glove from the lizardman radiant and one from the shadow men.

    For the gloves, you need a glove off the frog scryer or the skeletal monk and 3 runes.

    Edited, Sun Feb 23 14:59:47 2003
    # Apr 22 2002 at 9:13 PM Rating: Default
    I am a enchanter lvl 31 and want to know if there is a chance my pet and i can take the mobs, with a whole lot of mezzing and nuking. I might get some help but will be by myself the majority, I am not going to start it if i need a 6 person group for each kill...I play on rallos i will probally wind up face down in lava, after my group ditches me in Froggy
    # Apr 04 2002 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
    50 posts
    Can the effect be used from inventory? I would love to get this for my Ranger to help buy/sell things but want to make sure I can USE it.
    Entonie Starr
    RE: Effect?
    # May 21 2002 at 3:54 PM Rating: Default
    It can only be equipped by enchanters...

    -Vocare Umbra <Fated Unity>
    Ayonae Ro
    # Mar 11 2002 at 9:50 PM Rating: Default
    Hiya all was just wondering if this could be multi-quested or not.... Im in a bad posistion to go and get the rod that comes outta Guk. Thus becuase I happen to be on Vallon Zek this being PvP and it happens to be crawling with darkies... Me being a high elf chanter. I tried once to go in and get this myself. I had on my DE Illusion but some guy came up to me and wacked me anyways. thus he found out that I was not a DE. So he tore me up to say the least :/ So I figured id have my friend go down with his iksar or DE illusion mask and get the rod. Oh ya he is like prob gettin close to 50 now so i dont think many will be able to just run by and wack him Heh. So i was just wonderin if i could send him in to get thatpart and then we go do the other part. Then we could meet up and I dont no what way it would work if any way but id have him give him the rod and ill give the rest of the stuff i guess. So if you know the answer please post a response oh ya if i said any of this wrond please correct me cuz i im always willing to learn more. =)

    Fenwenal chanter of vallon zek

    o ya im anon becuase i didnt wanna take the time to sing up sence i dont think i will be ostin anything else any time soon but thanks for a respose of you gve me any.
    RE: Multi-questable?
    # Mar 21 2002 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
    Definitely multi-questable.

    I got the rod one night as I was exploring guk with my monk. I turned in the rod with my monk, logged, got my chanter on, turned in the remainder items, got the rod at level 12.

    Norrathian with many faces, no one of importance.
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