Plane of War: Raising Faction with Castle Tamrel  

Quest Started By:Description:
Where:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:100
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
Faction Required:
Castle Tamrel (Min: Threatening)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Call of the Forsaken
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon Apr 7 23:29:53 2014
Modified: Mon Apr 28 20:28:06 2014


THE PLANE OF WAR:

Access Quests: #1 - Field of Strife & Mines | #2a - Castle Rulnavis | #2b - Castle Tamrel | #3 - The Grandmaster's Tower
Castle Rulnavis Quests: #1 - Defending the Castle | #2 - A Colossal Task | #3 - Tactical Strike
Castle Tramrel Quests: #1 - The Tamrel Trials | #2 - A New Colonel In Town | Edmuund's Plight
Quests in the Mines: Katka's Cause | Deserving of Battle
Named Spawns & Locations: Hunter of the Plane of War
Castle Faction Quests: Castle Rulnavis | Castle Tamrel | Escape to Tamrel



Entry to the castles in the Plane of War is locked behind flagging which begins with this quest.

Once you have access to the castles, you'll want to see about raising your faction with the Quest NPCs in each of them in order to do the quests in them.



Summary

- Faction level is determined by a point system.
--- You start off at -800, and require +1,100 for ally faction.

- Kill Tallon Zek's forces in the Field of Strife ("a Hendin _____"; "a Rulnavian _____").
--- Mob kills increase faction by 1 point per kill.
--- You have to get to dubious faction (-499) through mob kills.

- Loot Tallon Soldier Insignias from mob corpses and turn them in to Sergeant Rekkles (click for map image).
--- You have to be at least dubious (-499) to turn in Soldier Insignias.
--- Turn-ins increase faction by 10 points per turn-in (up to indifferent (zero)??; then they are 2 points per turn-in).
--- Sergeant Rekkles stops accepting Soldier Insignias at kindly faction (+500), at which point they are believed to become useless to you.

- Loot Tallon Captain Insignias from "a Gindan _____" mobs and turn them in to First Lieutenant Ess Pekky (click for map image).
--- Turn-ins increase faction by 10 points per kill (up to kindly (+500), then they are 2 points per turn-in).
--- You have to be at least indifferent (zero) to turn in Captain Insignias.



In Detail

To raise faction with "Castle Tamrel", you can do four things:

1) Kill Tallon Zek's forces out in the Field of Strife for the following faction hits (results in +1 faction point gain):
- Soldiers of Tallon
+ Castle Tamrel

2) Kill Tallon Zek's forces inside Castle Rulnavis for the following faction hits (results in +1 faction point gain):
- Inhabitants of Rulnavis
+ Castle Tamrel

3) Loot "Tallon Soldier Insignia" from Tallon Zek's forces in the Field of Strife (reportedly no drops in the castle) area and turn them in to Sergeant Rekkles (click for map image) in Castle Tamrel for the following faction hit (results in +10 faction point gain):
+ Castle Tamrel

NOTE: This Insignia turn-in requires dubious faction.

4) Loot "Tallon Captain Insignia" from Tallon Zek's forces in the Field of Strife (reportedly no drops in the castle) and turn them in to First Lieutenant Ess Pekky (click for map image) in Castle Tamrel for the following faction hit (results in +10 faction point gain):
+ Castle Tamrel

NOTE: This Insignia turn-in requires indifferent faction.

Note that "Tallon Captain Insignia" seems to drop from from the wrong mobs. (They currently drop from "a Gindan _____" when Tallon Zek's forces are actually the Hendin mobs on the opposite side.)



At Threatening

Neither turn-in NPC accepts insignias for faction turn-ins at "threatening".

When you first speak with Sergeant Rekkles (click for map image), at the default "threatening" faction level:

You say, 'Hail, Sergeant Rekkles'

Sergeant Rekkles swings his sword at you and shouts, 'Run away, wipe!'

If you try to turn in a "Tallon Soldier Insignia" to Sergeant Rekkles at "threatening", you see:

Sergeant Rekkles knocks the insignias out of your hand and roars, 'You stole dose from our troops, whelp!'

If you try to turn in a "Tallon Captain Insignia" to Sergeant Rekkles, you see:

Sergeant Rekkles says 'Take dis to First Lieutenant Ess Pekky. She in charge of dese.'

When you first speak with First Lieutenant Ess Pekky (click for map image) at "threatening", you see:

You say, 'Hail, First Lieutenant Ess Pekky'

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'Don't talk to me, spy!'

If you try to turn in a "Tallon Soldier Insignia" to First Lieutenant Ess Pekky, you see:

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'Take to Sergeant Rekkles. He take care of small bounty.'

If you try to turn in a "Tallon Captain Insignia" to First Lieutenant Ess Pekky at "threatening", you see:

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky grunts, 'You found that. Never heard of you.'
Your faction with this NPC is now _____.

The number you see in the second line is your current faction standing; you will need a total of 2,000 points to raise it from "threatening" to "ally" (-800 to +1200).



At Dubious

You can hand in "Tallon Soldier Insignia" to Sergeant Rekkles at dubious faction (-499). Each of these gives +10 faction points.

If you hail Sergeant Rekkles at dubious, you see:

Sergeant Rekkles grunts and looks you over. After awhile he says, 'You got bloods on ya. Dat good. Not sure it Tallon troop blood dough. Bring me deir shinies and maybe I not gut you.'

Upon turning in a "Tallon Soldier Insignia", you see:

Sergeant Rekkles says 'Good work, whelp. Keep it up.'

If you hail First Lieutenant Ess Pekky at dubious, you see:

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky looks down at you and says, 'I don't trust. You prove strength my sergeant. Then come talk me.'

(She requires indifferent standing.)



At Indifferent

If you hail Sergeant Rekkles at indifferent faction:

Sergeant Rekkles struggles to count the insignias you've given to him, 'Thirsty, umm Thirsty four... Fixty Fix... Umm...'

Sergeant Rekkles throws the insignias over his shoulder and shouts, 'Lots of Tallons dead! Good work. You [Private] now!'

You say, 'Private?'

Sergeant Rekkles smacks your shoulder with one of his massive axes and says, 'Yes, you private in army of Vallon now. Well done! Go talk wid First Lootent Specks in da castle. But if yooz still want bring me more singia things, I still take a few more from you, but not care a lot.'

If you hail First Lieutenant Ess Pekky, you see:

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky smiles, 'Sergeant Rekkles say you strong. You look strong me. Bring Tallon captain shinies. Then we be friends.'

Upon handing in Tallon Captain Insignia:

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'Big kill! _____ is big strong.'



At Kindly

Upon handing in Tallon Captain Insignia:

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'You kill lots captains. Should do more now!'

Upon hailing:

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky pats you on the head and says happily, 'You strong soldier for Tamrel! You Corporal now.'

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'Go speak Captain Flavis Stella. He give trials. You probably die.'

She refers to Captain Flavis Stella (click for map image), who is found on the castle's second floor.

This leads into Castle Tamrel's first quest: The Tamrel Trials.



At Ally

Once you're at ally faction, you can do a quick quest (see this quest entry for details) for a port-click item to Castle Tamrel.

Say "help" to Sergeant Rekkles to receive a Tactical Analysis, then turn in the Analysis to First Lieutenant Ess Pekky to receive the portal click item (which disappears each time you zone).
Rewards:
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Faction Bump at 500
# Feb 15 2017 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
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The boundary between 10 and 2 bumps when turning in Captain Insignias is definitely 500. The math of the emotes don't make sense - but result is the same:

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says, 'Big kill! [Name] is big strong.'
Your faction standing with Castle Tamrel has been adjusted by 10.
Your faction with this NPC is now 482.

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says, 'Big kill! [Name] is big strong.'
Your faction standing with Castle Tamrel has been adjusted by 10.
Your faction with this NPC is now 492.

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says, 'You kill lots captains. Should do more now!'
Your faction standing with Castle Tamrel has been adjusted by 2.
Your faction with this NPC is now 502.
Teleport clicky
# Apr 22 2014 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
The teleport clicky you (which is removed from your inventory when you zone) can be obtained via a 30 second long quest that is given to you when you reach ally faction. The quest is repeatable and needs to be redone everytime you come back to the zone in order to get a new port clicky. It teleports you to the wagon next to ess pekky.
Faction
# Apr 15 2014 at 5:31 PM Rating: Good
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Well what I have noticed, get indiff at 0, amiable around 250, kindly around 500, warmly around 750 and ally around 1k. Rough estimates from what I have noticed.
Not 10 points anymore
# Apr 14 2014 at 4:06 PM Rating: Good
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Well the Captain insignias were 10 points, now at + 500 it only gives 2 points per turn in and says for me to go see Captain Flavis. So guessing the tasks he gives gets you the rest of the way. Not sure when it started giving it 2 point per turn in. But on this round of handins, at 550 it was 2.
Sergeant Rekkles
# Apr 13 2014 at 5:02 AM Rating: Decent
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[Wed Apr 09 16:15:58 2014] You say, 'Hail, Sergeant Rekkles'
[Wed Apr 09 16:15:58 2014] Sergeant Rekkles offers you a drink from his flask and says, 'Good to see you, Master Tactician Soandso. Tell me if find Tallons dat need cutting. I help you anytime.'
[Wed Apr 09 16:16:06 2014] You say, 'help'
[Wed Apr 09 16:16:06 2014] Sergeant Rekkles looks embarrassed and whispers to you, 'Friend Soandso help me? Need to impress First Lieutenant Ess Pekky. Can you give her my,' Rekkles takes a deep breath and thinks hard, 'a-nal-i-sos of Tallon troop moves?'

[Wed Apr 09 16:17:09 2014] Receive Sergeant Rekkles' Spare Flask , Sergeant Rekkles' Tactical Analysis'

Give Sergeant Rekkles' Tactical Analysis to First Lieutenant Ess Pekky

[Wed Apr 09 16:13:22 2014] You say, 'Hail, First Lieutenant Ess Pekky'

[Sun Apr 13 06:57:32 2014] First Lieutenant Ess Pekky looks over Rekkles' book and grunts, 'This excellent work. Sergeant Rekkles make? I talk him promotion soon.'
[Sun Apr 13 06:57:32 2014] First Lieutenant Ess Pekky hands you a pouch and says, 'You good soldier Tamrel. Use dust. Help retreat from battlefield.'
[Sun Apr 13 06:57:37 2014] You tell your party, 'Tamrel's Tactical Retreat Dust'

missing info
Ally faction
# Apr 12 2014 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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I got to ally at around +1095

You say, 'Hail, First Lieutenant Ess Pekky'
First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'Mayn, friend. You know any Sergeants that smart? Need more tactics thinkers!'

You say, 'Hail, Sergeant Rekkles'
Sergeant Rekkles offers you a drink from his flask and says, 'Good to see you, Master Tactician Mayn. Tell me if find Tallons dat need cutting. I help you anytime.'
He gives you 'Sergeant Rekkles' Spare Flask'

General Ugor Gronno does not give me any new follow up quests, he repeats his line for the start of quest 2.
Warmly quest
# Apr 11 2014 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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At kindly I finished the Tamrel Trials quest, I was sent to speak to General Ugor Gronno.

You say, 'Hail, General Ugor Gronno'
General Ugor Gronno says 'I have heard of you, but I have much to prepare for. Speak with First Lieutenant Pekky, she will have tasks for you.'

Went to hail First Lieutenant Ess Pekky:
First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'Go speak Captain Flavis Stella. He give trials. You probably die.'
She had no tasks for me, no matter what I said, so I need more faction.
Tallon Captain Insignias now only give +2 faction, so I killed a bunch of mobs, at around +750 I was warmly, I got these responses:

- Warmly
You say, 'Hail, First Lieutenant Ess Pekky'
First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'Hear you fight big master. You need [ogre tactics] for big fight. I help.'
You say, 'Ogre tactics'
First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'I drew good tactic for big fight. Use this. Ogre soldiers help you.'
She gives you 'Ess Pekky's Tactics Book'.

- Warmly
You say, 'Hail, General Ugor Gronno'
General Ugor Gronno says 'Well, you must have proven yourself to my subordinates. I trust them, and so I trust you. There is much to do, and you shall do some of it. It is very important to me that lord Tallon understand how weak his chosen servants are. We must demoralize his troops and weaken his army. I have a few plans about how this can be done. First, let us send them to their god without their weapons. A warrior that comes to war without the necessary tools is useless. My soldiers, being the honorable sort, will not steal from the dead, though they do frequently destroy the weapons of our foes to drive home their defeat. But you suffer no such compunctions. Defeat the minions of Lord Tallon and take from them their mangled weapons. Four should be enough to prove the theory sound for now.'

Hand in 4 'Broken Weapon'.
These seemed to drop from most mobs in the field.

General Ugor Gronno says 'You have been promoted to First Lieutenant, may you always honor Vallon Zek. Your next task is to gather some of the worthless ore those miners try to pass off as useful. You'll probably have to just kill them and take it from them. No matter, they serve in the mines because they were poor soldiers and are not worthy of your concern. Then find and kill six of Tallon's machinists and place some of the worthless ore near their corpses. When they are found with such shoddy materials they too may find themselves working the mines when Tallon chooses to revive them. Also, since you will find the machinists using the forges, kill some of the smiths and gather up four of their best weapons, I have need of them. Lock them into the storage box I gave you. Make sure none of the weapons are the same, I need a variety of examples.'
He gives you 'Ugor's Storage Box'.

Go to the mines and loot 6 'Sulfurous Iron Ore'.
I was getting them from machinists and smiths in the first rooms.

Head to Castle Rulnavis:
Kill machinists - 'a Rulnavian machinist' and 'a golem machinist'
Clicking the Sulfurous Iron Ore on a machinist's corpse: You have successfully planted the ore.
If I click on a seventh: Surely, you have planted enough bad ore by now.

Kill 'a golem smith' for weapons:
Excellent Two-Handed Sword
Excellent Heavy Cestus
Excellent Heavy Mattock
Excellent Heavy Spear

Put them in 'Ugor's Storage Box' and combine:
You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Ugor's Sealed Storage Box.

Give the box to General Ugor Gronno:
General Ugor Gronno says 'Well done. You have earned the rank of Captain. With that comes greater duty. Unfortunately that means dealing with those that are less worthy. Lord Vallon has a spy amongst the army of Tallon. This fool has proven of little value, but we must keep in contact with him in case there comes a time when he can be useful. Of course you must not allow them to know that he is ours, so you'll have to cut him down after you learn what he has discovered, which will most likely be nothing. He won't have any way of identifying himself to you, since that could give him away. He will have to recognize you. Take this signet to show him.'

He gives you 'Ugor's Signet'

Kill goblins in castle Rulnavis til they drop 'Things I Seen', I got it to drop off a Rulnavis Coercer.

Give the 'Things I Seen' and the 'Ugor's Signet' to General Ugor Gonno:
General Ugor Gronno says 'Interesting. He did gather some useful information. There may be an opportunity for gain here. These notes suggest that the greatest strategist on the other side, other than Tallon Zek himself, is someone called Araneae. He keeps hidden, it seems, and directs from the shadows. But he seems to have affection for the libraries, perhaps the books in them. Get into their libraries and kill some of their librarians. I know! Take this with you. Bring some fire into their largest stacks, that might bring him out. If you can draw this master strategist out into the open, take his head and whatever else you can find on him. If you bring me something really good, I'll reward you.'

He gives you 'Arcanist's Ignitor'.

Go to Rulnavis castle and head upstairs into the library, the big books sitting in piles are what you need to click the ignitor on, but it can be clicked anywhere in the room, fires only seem to actually show up when you killed mobs around a book pile, I eventually got it to spawn after a few actual fires on different book piles, the ignitor did not give any messages when clicked.

On success, Araneae pops on top of you:
Araneae the Clever says 'So, you hope to ruin me by destroying my records? You can't succeed. I shall destroy you!'
No adds or anything, just spank it.
--You have looted a Araneae's Strategies.--

Go back to General Ugor Gonno and hand him the 'Arcanist's Ignitor' and 'Araneae's Strategies'.
General Ugor Gronno says 'You have proven yourself and earned the rank of Colonel. Take this key to the tower. This book will give us an edge. Now, go and continue the fight. We will call you if you are needed again.'

You gain experience!!
You have gained 2 ability point(s)! You now have 100 ability point(s).
You must spend some of your ability points. You will no longer gain ability points.
You receive 850 platinum.

He did not give me a key, but it might be one part of the south towers flagging completed, he probably also has one more quest once at ally faction. Completed this quest at warmly.
Only drop in field?
# Apr 10 2014 at 9:17 AM Rating: Good
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So first i tried to farm the insignias for this faction off of the worgs and got nothing at all to drop off them. Since the worgs didn't drop anything i decided to go into Castle Rulnavis to try and get the drops. After killing pretty much every type of Ogre and Rulnavian mob in the castle i had 0 insignias. The only mobs i have seen drop the insignias are the mobs in the field. This is pretty crappy because pretty much all of the mobs in the field are fully buffed (which can be annoying to dispell) and there is no good spot to pull to from what i can tell. Anyone else running into this problem? Is there a spot in the castle that i could get the insignias? Any info on where to farm these would be great, thanks.
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Only drop in field?
# Apr 11 2014 at 6:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I had a go at killing everything in the castle too, the insignias only drop in the field, I found two good spots to pull to, the south wall next to the pit, the mobs directly north are spaced out enough that you can get single pulls, another spot is on the bridge in front of the Rulnavis castle doors, can get single pulls there, pathing only becomes an issue if you pull into the pit, I had no issues pulling onto the bridge.
Insignias
# Apr 09 2014 at 11:36 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah, noticed that when my faction was still threatenily, I couldn't hand in the insignias, once it was dubious I coud.
Dubious faction
# Apr 09 2014 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
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You can hand in the Tallon Soldier Insignia's to Sergeant Rekkles at dubious faction (-499), they give +10 faction.

Hailing at dubious:
First Lieutenant Ess Pekky looks down at you and says, 'I don't trust. You prove strength my sergeant. Then come talk me.'

Sergeant Rekkles grunts and looks you over. After awhile he says, 'You got bloods on ya. Dat good. Not sure it Tallon troop blood dough. Bring me deir shinies and maybe I not gut you.'

Handing in Tallon Soldier Insignia's:
Sergeant Rekkles says 'Good work, whelp. Keep it up.'
Indifferent faction
# Apr 09 2014 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Indifferent faction (+0) you can hand in Tallon Captain Insignia to First Lieutenant Ess Pekky, these are +10 faction.

Hailing:
Sergeant Rekkles struggles to count the insignias you've given to him, 'Thirsty, umm Thirsty four... Fixty Fix... Umm...'
Sergeant Rekkles throws the insignias over his shoulder and shouts, 'Lots of Tallons dead! Good work. You [Private] now!'
You say, 'Private'
Sergeant Rekkles smacks your shoulder with one of his massive axes and says, 'Yes, you private in army of Vallon now. Well done! Go talk wid First Lootent Specks in da castle. But if yooz still want bring me more singia things, I still take a few more from you, but not care a lot.'

First Lieutenant Ess Pekky smiles, 'Sergeant Rekkles say you strong. You look strong me. Bring Tallon captain shinies. Then we be friends.'

Handing in Tallon Captain Insignia:
First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'Big kill! Mayn is big strong.'
Kindly faction
# Apr 09 2014 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Kindly faction (+500) I get this message when handing in captain insignias:
First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'You kill lots captains. Should do more now!'

Upon hailing:
First Lieutenant Ess Pekky pats you on the head and says happily, 'You strong soldier for Tamrel! You Corporal now.
First Lieutenant Ess Pekky says 'Go speak Captain Flavis Stella. He give trials. You probably die.'
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