Putrid Skeletons  

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Level:5
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Money
Faction Required:
Priests of Life (Min: Amiable)
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Era:Original
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Group Size:Solo
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Entered: Thu Sep 5 17:23:38 2013
Modified: Sat Feb 9 22:49:25 2019
Roesager Thusten is the Paladin Guildmaster in the building on the right when you enter the Temple of Life complex in North Qeynos (/loc -123.51, -127.12, 2.19).

You say, 'Who is Niclaus?'

How do you know to say this?

Roesager Thusten says 'Niclaus Ressinn? Have you seen him? He is one of our paladins who was sent out to investigate the undead sightings in Qeynos Hills. I have a message from Jahnda for him, but I must continue my own search here in Qeynos. Could you take this to Niclaus? Your help would be appreciated.'

At indifferent faction, Roseager says 'The Temple of Life smiles upon you, friend... but such a delicate matter can only be entrusted to our most loyal members.'

You receive a Note to Niclaus.

You need 200 faction (high amiable) to get the note to Niclauss.

Niclaus roams the Qeynos Hills. Give him the note.


Niclaus Ressinn says 'Oh, things are becoming dire here in Norrath. May Rodcet protect us! I have gathered most of the evidence I will need to present to Jahnda, but I could still use your assistance with one final piece. I need to recover a rib bone from of the undead beasts that wander these hills. Be sure the rib bone comes from one of the putrid skeletons. They are the spawn of Bertoxxulous.'

(need confirmation that there are no faction hits for this step)
You receive 4 copper.
You gain experience!!

Find and kill a putrid skeleton and loot a Putrid Rib Bone. Give it to Niclaus.

Niclaus Ressinn says 'Excellent! Rodcet smiles upon us this day! Here, please take this pouch of evidence to Jahnda in the Temple of Life. She will know what we must do. I will remain here to keep an eye out for the minions of Bertoxxlous. Also, accept this small reward as a token of my appreciation of your efforts to rid Norrath of the influence of the Plaguebringer.'
Your faction standing with Priests of Life has been adjusted by 50.
Your faction standing with Knights of Thunder has been adjusted by 15.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 25.
Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -12.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 7.
You receive 1 gold.
You receive 2 silver.
You receive 6 copper.
You gain experience!!

You receive a Pouch of Evidence. Give it to Priestess Jahnda in the Temple of Life in North Qeynos, found at -64.93, -677.59, -11.81.

Priestess Jahnda says 'Excellent work! You are surely under the protection and guidance of the Prime Healer. This evidence will help us greatly to convince Antonious and the guild leaders of Qeynos that the Bloodsabers are here and seek to destroy all we have worked so long for.'

Your faction standing with Priests of Life has been adjusted by 50.
Your faction standing with Knights of Thunder has been adjusted by 15.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 25.
Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -12.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 7.
You receive 5 gold.
You gain experience!!

Common rewards are a Potion of Disease Warding or Potion of Light Healing. Rare rewards are a Skullcap of Rodcet Nife or a Shield of Nife.
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faction for giving note
# Feb 09 2019 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
Niclaus roams the Qeynos Hills. Give him the note.

... snip ...

(need confirmation that there are no faction hits for this step)


you get the faction and pouch of evidence if you do the two steps in either order i.e.

1) give him the note and then give him a putrid bone

or

2) give him a putrid bone and then give him the note

(i did it note first/bone second the first time and then to see if the note was necessary i got and gave him a second putrid bone - nothing happened - so i went and got a second note and received the pouch when i handed him the note - didn't need to get a third bone after handing him the note.)
min faction
# Feb 08 2019 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
You receive a Note to Niclaus.


need 200 faction (high amiable) to get the note to Niclauss
Wouldn't let me start...
# Sep 01 2017 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried this quest with a dwarf paladin with amiable faction and he gave me the indifferent response.
Resolve faction ? marks on quest
# Nov 12 2015 at 12:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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I looked back at multiple logs. The quest as stated is now correct. There are no unresolved faction hits so the ? marks over under faction can be removed so this quest shows up correctly.
Resolve faction ? marks on quest
# Nov 12 2015 at 5:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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drool wrote:
I looked back at multiple logs. The quest as stated is now correct. There are no unresolved faction hits so the ? marks over under faction can be removed so this quest shows up correctly.


Updated, thanks.
No faction for note turnin?
# Sep 12 2015 at 10:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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Got this on note turn in .. no exp, no faction... Is main quest desc wrong perhaps in that this phase has no faction hits?

[Fri Feb 27 09:39:36 2015] Targeted (NPC): Niclaus Ressinn
[Fri Feb 27 09:39:36 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him.
[Fri Feb 27 09:39:38 2015] Niclaus Ressinn is straight ahead.
[Fri Feb 27 09:39:39 2015] Niclaus Ressinn says 'Oh, things are becoming dire here in Norrath. May Rodcet protect us! I have gathered most of the evidence I will need to present to Jahnda, but I could still use your assistance with one final piece. I need to recover a rib bone from one of the undead beasts that wander these hills. Be sure the rib bone comes from one of the putrid skeletons. They are the spawn of Bertoxxulous.'
[Fri Feb 27 09:39:40 2015] Niclaus Ressinn is straight ahead.
[Fri Feb 27 09:39:42 2015] Niclaus Ressinn is straight ahead.
[Fri Feb 27 09:39:45 2015] Niclaus Ressinn is straight ahead.


Edited, Sep 12th 2015 12:48pm by drool
No faction for note turnin?
# Sep 15 2015 at 5:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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Odd. Took out those faction hits for now!
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Min Faction
# Aug 14 2015 at 9:05 PM Rating: Good
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I Know this cannot be done at apprehensive.
Factions
# Mar 13 2015 at 12:42 PM Rating: Good
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For turnin of ribbone:

[Fri Feb 27 09:39:55 2015] Your faction standing with Priests of Life has been adjusted by 50.
[Fri Feb 27 09:39:55 2015] Your faction standing with Knights of Thunder has been adjusted by 15.
[Fri Feb 27 09:39:55 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 25.
[Fri Feb 27 09:39:55 2015] Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -12.
[Fri Feb 27 09:39:55 2015] Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 7.

Then to Jahnda:

[Fri Feb 27 09:50:46 2015] Your faction standing with Priests of Life has been adjusted by 50.
[Fri Feb 27 09:50:46 2015] Your faction standing with Knights of Thunder has been adjusted by 15.
[Fri Feb 27 09:50:46 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 25.
[Fri Feb 27 09:50:46 2015] Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -12.
[Fri Feb 27 09:50:46 2015] Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 7.


Edited, Mar 13th 2015 2:43pm by drool
Reward Update
# Sep 12 2013 at 3:45 AM Rating: Good
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I have now done this quest a grand total of 103 times.

Here is is breakdown on all the rewards given.

56 Potions of Light Healing
36 Potions of Disease Warding (these are bugged, they have 0 charges when given)
06 Skullcaps
02 Shields
03 Unknowns

What shield you ask? A shield that has never been seen by any of the three major EQ item databases out there. Here are its full stats.

ItemID: 13720
Name: Shield of Nife
Lore: Shield of Nife
Magic
Class: CLR PAL
Race: HUM HEF FRG
Secondary

Size: LARGE
Weight: 7.5
AC: 11
HP: 10

Strength: -1
Stamina: 1
Wisdom: 1
Charisma: 1

Disease: 3
Poison: 3

It has been confirmed to me that this item has been in the game for over 14 years (since EQ launched). There is no easy way for them to tell how many are currently in existence outside of the two I have.

The three Unknowns are quest rewards I was given (or not given, depending on how you view it) before I started destroying, handing off, and banking the shields and skullcaps I was given. Because both items are Lore, when you do the final hand-in, if you are going to get a duplicate item you don't get anything. No message about duplicate lore items not being allowed is displayed. They could have been shields or skullcaps.

Priestess Jahnda's location is inside the UFO on the Temple of Life complex (-64.93, -677.59, -11.81).
Reward Update
# Sep 12 2013 at 10:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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alla4eq wrote:
I have now done this quest a grand total of 103 times.

Here is is breakdown on all the rewards given.

56 Potions of Light Healing
36 Potions of Disease Warding (these are bugged, they have 0 charges when given)
06 Skullcaps
02 Shields
03 Unknowns

What shield you ask? A shield that has never been seen by any of the three major EQ item databases out there. Here are its full stats.

ItemID: 13720
Name: Shield of Nife
Lore: Shield of Nife
Magic
Class: CLR PAL
Race: HUM HEF FRG
Secondary

Size: LARGE
Weight: 7.5
AC: 11
HP: 10

Strength: -1
Stamina: 1
Wisdom: 1
Charisma: 1

Disease: 3
Poison: 3

It has been confirmed to me that this item has been in the game for over 14 years (since EQ launched). There is no easy way for them to tell how many are currently in existence outside of the two I have.

The three Unknowns are quest rewards I was given (or not given, depending on how you view it) before I started destroying, handing off, and banking the shields and skullcaps I was given. Because both items are Lore, when you do the final hand-in, if you are going to get a duplicate item you don't get anything. No message about duplicate lore items not being allowed is displayed. They could have been shields or skullcaps.

Priestess Jahnda's location is inside the UFO on the Temple of Life complex (-64.93, -677.59, -11.81).


May I suggest you be the first to upload the Shield of Nife? Download and install our Item Collector, then run it in the background as you play. The shield should automatically be uploaded to our servers, after which we can link it as the quest reward with credit for the upload to you.
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# Sep 09 2013 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Oops, this was supposed to be a response to Sippin and Drewinette.

I'm responsible for this being added as a new quest. I'm doing old world content for fun. This isn't the result of the new bracketed text making something visible that wasn't before. That new feature doesn't reveal any quests that weren't already bracketed to begin with. As a matter of fact, clicking on the new highlighted/bracketed text often results in nothing. I think they did just added the feature to save some typing.

Because this is a multi-stage quest, I posted info about this quest in a section that didn't have any info about it. After I posted this info, I found a lot of this info is actually posted/found under other people/mobs involved in the quest. It looks like a mod took what I posted and created it as an official quest from my info. Here are some further updates I planned to post when I did a little more research.

There is no /loc for Niclaus; he roams the zone. However, he can often be found on the mountain top over looking the skellie ruins. He tends to walk by the guard tower and buffs the guards too. His path doesn't seem fixed.

The putrid skeletons spawn at the skellie ruins to the north near the Surefall entrance.. The best time to find them is during the day. They also appear at night, but dread corpses are more common at night (and much tougher).


Edited, Sep 9th 2013 8:45am by alla4eq
Really? Really?
# Sep 07 2013 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
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A developer spent time currently to design this as a "new" quest?

Really? Really?
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Really? Really?
# Sep 07 2013 at 10:32 AM Rating: Good
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This might be related to the August 21th patch about bracketed text which was supposed to make some dialogs easier to follow, and therefore help discover old quests that were never discovered until now. Someone on the Test server said he found a quest in Qeynos that way, it could be that one.
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