Shaman Epic: Spear of Fate  

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Time:Days
Level:50
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Epic
  • Experience
  • Faction
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Era:Ruins of Kunark
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Mon May 13 10:40:49 2002
Modified: Sun Nov 4 02:25:19 2012
Note that Form of the Great Bear illusion may cause several parts of this quest not to function properly. Use with great caution.

It is also important to do the steps in order. Otherwise you won't have sufficient faction to complete later steps.


Part I - Test of Patience

Ocean of Tears

Go to cyclops island in the Ocean of Tears at approximately +2400, -3000 post-revamp and kill Capt Surestout.

Capt Surestout died.

Your faction standing with Pirates of Gunthak got worse.

Your faction standing with Firiona Vie got better.

Capt Surestout says 'You have run me through! Beware the Pirates of Gunthak.. They will avenge me.. Unngh!!

"A lesser spirit" will spawn where he's killed.

a lesser spirit begins to cast a spell.

a lesser spirit's body pulses with energy.

a lesser spirit regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight

You say, 'Hail, a lesser spirit'

a lesser spirit says 'Did you take this person's life, shaman?'

You say, 'Yes.'

a lesser spirit says 'Why have you taken this person's life, ______? Did he threaten your life? Did you dislike him? Or was his death a profit to you in some way?'

You say, 'He threatened my life.'

a lesser spirit says 'I see. It brings me sadness to see another die, but his heart was black and a great nothingness. His body will become the grass now. Thank you for what you have done, shaman.'

You say, 'What are you?'

a lesser spirit says 'What, or who, I am isn't as important as what, or who, WE are. Do you wish to know more, shaman?'

You say, 'I wish to know more.'

a lesser spirit says 'That is good, ______. Take this gem. It is a part of us like the clouds to the sky and is a wonderful gift from the grandfather. Take this gem to where the humans gather to spoil the land and water. Some call it a port. There you will find one of us, a shaman like yourself. Give him the gem and perhaps he will tell you more of the spirits.'

You receive a Tiny Gem.

West Freeport

Head to West Freeport and find Bondl Felligan at location +1024, -160, -79 behind an invisible wall leading to the sewers of Freeport.

You say, 'Hail, Bondl Felligan'

Bondl Felligan burps loudly in your face and says, 'Bah! Leave me be, fool! You have nothin' I want and I certainly have nothin' you want.'

Give him the Tiny Gem.

Bondl Felligan says 'WOW, thanks! This must be worth a fortune! I could drink for a month after sellin' this to one of them fool merchants. I'm going to see how much I can get for it right now!'

Your faction standing with True Spirit got better.

You gain experience!!

No need to wait for him to move or hail him, you can immediately say 'You can buy booze' and he will lead you to 'The Jade Tiger's Den' and into the basement. Once he gets there, a greater spirit will spawn.

Bondl Felligan says 'What!? You don't approve of me buyin' some drinks with this gem? Who the heck are you to offer me a gift and order me what to do with it? Is this some kinda conditional kindness? Well? Are you gonna let me buy some booze with this or not?'

You say, 'You can buy booze.'

Bondl Felligan suddenly becomes completely sober and says, 'Very well, shaman, please come with me.'

Note: After giving Bondl the gem once, simply going up to him and saying "You can buy booze." at any time will cause the spirit to spawn in the room. No need to start over from the beginning.

You say, 'Hail, a greater spirit'

a greater spirit says 'Greetings, shaman. Tell me, do you follow [Justice], [War], [Fear], or [Hate]?'

You say, 'I follow Justice.'

a greater spirit says 'Ah, a follower of the Tribunal from the North you are, then. You would be best served by speaking to my brother in the next room. Farewell, _____.'

If you say 'I follow fear' or 'I follow war' you get the response:

A greater spirit says 'While I do not agree with how you go about your existence, we do [trust] that your place in the whole is important. You may think that you enslave and command us with the powers the gods grant you, but we are aware of your intentions and accept them. You are a hunter and the spirits are your prey. However, there are times when we, the [true spirits] and those like you, can work together to achieve goals, whether mutual or not. Some help us willingly and some we make deals with. Regardless of the intention, these special individuals are known as [Heyokah].

If you say 'I follow honor' you get the response:

a greater spirit says 'Ah, it does me much good to meet with one who holds respect and reverence for the spirits. You would be best served by speaking to my brother in the next room, though. Farewell _____.'

Go to the next room at the end of the hall.

You say, 'Hail, a greater spirit'

a greater spirit says 'It is good to see you, ______. We're glad you trusted in our brother and did what was asked regardless of Bondl's intentions. This fills us with joy, as the [true spirits] work in ways most people would not understand and [trust] is the first lesson of the [Heyokah].'

You say, 'What true spirits?'

a greater spirit says 'As a shaman, spirits are known to you. They aid you if you pay them homage and respect the world around you. They also will bend to your will if you are powerful enough. We are a part of the entire universe and we exist because people believe and feel us. However [very few] know us in this form. To mortals we are but ideas, [wisps of consciousness] in an expanse of emptiness and as difficult to grasp as breath in Everfrost.'

You say, 'Who are the very few?'

a greater spirit says 'There are only a handful of mortals we've judged worthy to be friends and, reluctantly, masters. We call them the [Heyokah]. Bondl is one of them and he helps to test those we believe might be able to grasp our existence. There are many troubles that threaten us and our home. We seek those with the wisdom, patience, and might to help us ensure the health of the cosmos. Whether you seek balance or personal power, this is important to you.'

You say, 'What wisps of consciousness?'

a greater spirit says 'It is difficult for mortals to grasp what we are for we are not material that can be held or consumed. We are the spirit that drives beings to do what beings do. The wolf lives to run and hunt. When you ask for his aid, his spirit enters your body and you 'become' wolf. The ox is the personification of endurance and when he enters your body, you do not become an ox, you become all that is ox. I myself am the spirit of understanding.'

You say, 'What trust?'

a greater spirit says 'Trust is the glue of the universe. When one trusts others to do their part, it allows them to focus on what they must do themselves. The trust that others have in us also gives us the confidence to do our parts effectively, thus maintaining harmony. When one becomes dissatisfied with his part and pursues his own desires, this is called greed. And greed destroys the glue of the universe. This is why we wished the bandits under the grass.'

You say, 'Who or what is the Heyokah?'

a greater spirit says 'The Heyokah are our mortal counterparts. Some are our friends who seek to help us in whatever goals we deem important. Some seek nothing more than to enslave and command us to do their bidding. We accept this and often make deals with those we realize are powerful enough to accomplish what needs to be done. To judge such individuals, we have prepared a test. We ask that before we enter into these contracts, the shaman walk the [path of the Heyokah]. We see you may be worthy. Will you walk the path? You will be rewarded for your efforts, albeit grudgingly.'

You receive an Opaque Gem.

You say, 'I will walk the path of the Heyokah.'

a greater spirit says 'That is good, ______. You will need to walk three paths before you can reach that of the Heyokah. The paths of patience, wisdom, and might. First, you must learn patience. Take this gem and go on a pilgrimage to an island in the great water the wasichu call Erud's Crossing. The Kerrans there are our allies and can show you to our next contact, Ooglyn. Give Ooglyn the gem and do what she asks. As you walk the path, remember what you've learned about trust.'

The spirit despawns.

Erud's Crossing

Find Ooglyn, a female ogre shaman, at approximately -900, +1600. If she isn't up, her spawn time is around 2 hours.

You say, 'Hail, Ooglyn'

Ooglyn says 'Ooooh, it you, ______. Me's been waitin for you cuz our frenz say you comin an need da test. So's I gib you da test. Hmm, now where me put it? Ooglyn been waiting for sign for so long dat me forget where me put test. Keep your eyes out for sign while me look for test. Oh, hey, ______, they gib you gem? I need dat gem, please, heheh.'

Give her the Opaque Gem.

Ooglyn says 'Ahhh, tank you, now me can...OH LOOK!! DA SIGN!!!! Oh, sorry you missed it. The sign show you where to wait for da test. Follow me...I like you so I take you there. We goin for a swim, ______!'

Your faction standing with True Spirit got better

You gain experience!!

Ooglyn begins to cast a spell.

Ooglyn feels much faster.

Ooglyn begins to cast a spell.

Ooglyn is surrounded by a brief lupine aura.

Ooglyn begins to cast a spell.

Ooglyn's body pulses with energy.

Ooglyn says 'Ok shaman, let us be off.'

She then starts to run away. Follow her until she disappears into the water. Head into the water (make sure you've got some form of Enduring Breath) and head to -1600, +4200. She'll be waiting for you there.

Ooglyn says 'Ok, here Is place for you to for waiting. Hab fun shaman!'

She then wanders away. Don't panic, just be patient and stay where you are. Various NPCs will spawn over time while you wait.

You say, 'Hail, Srafen the Soaked'

Srafen the Soaked says 'Why hello there! Ahh, it's good to see a new face down [here]. So you've come to [wait] with [us] eh? That is splendid! It's been getting very boring lately.'

You say, 'Where is here?'

Srafen the Soaked says 'Oh! Well this is where [we wait]. It's not much for looks but if you're lucky, a pretty fish will swim by. Oh, and once Dillon said he saw one of those fish women, a mermaid, he called it! Although, I'm not so sure of his state of mind, hehehe. He's been waiting here much longer than I.'

You say, 'Who is us?'

Srafen the Soaked says 'Well, there's me, Srafen. I've been down here for, can't quite remember, a number of years, I guess. If my wife saw the condition my clothes are in, she'd whack me, I'm sure, heheh. Although I'd bet she's long since dead, probably. Then there's Dillon. He says he's been here since those people up top in Erud blew that big hole in the ground. Not sure what happened but I guess it was a long time ago. Hmmmm, who [else]?'

You say, 'What do you wait for?'

Srafen the Soaked says 'We've been waiting quite some time, really. I have been here the least amount of time, but that doesn't help keep the boredom away, heheh. What are we waiting for, you ask? HehehHAahahah! What are we waiting for?? Heheheh, what a silly question! It's quite obvious if you take the time to think about it. Heh. Ummm.. I'm really not sure.'

You say, 'Who else?'

Srafen the Soaked says 'Ahh, yes, there's also a really old guy I've only seen a couple times, name's Froham. Whew, he is really old, and not much of a talker. Mostly mumbles from time to time. Dillon says he's been here since Erud first took his people across the sea. Not sure who this Erud feller is but Froham isn't in the best of shape, so it must have been a LONG time ago. Froham did mention there's one other guy but we've never seen him. He apparently had something to do with the Combine Empire, no idea what that is though.'

The next 2 NPCs spawn at the same time and speak to each other as well as you.

Dillon the Drowned says 'Well met again, Srafen. How goes it?'

You say, 'Hail, Dillon the Drowned'

Dillon the Drowned says 'Hey Srafen, who is this weirdo talking to me? Or is it another one of those funny illusions Froham keeps talking about?'

Srafen the Soaked looks around frantically a moment then laughs and says, 'Ohhh, them! Hehehe! This is a friend of mine come to wait with us. Isn't that exciting, Dillon? And it's not just an illusion, I don't think! Say, are you [an illusion], shaman?'

You say, 'No, I am not an illusion.'

Srafen the Soaked says 'Awww, well that's too bad. Although illusions and real people don't seem to be much different at times, so, please stay and keep Dillon and me company. We could use it, right Dillon?'

Srafen the Soaked says 'Hey Dillon, why don't you tell us again about what happened up top? You know, where they blew that big hole into the ground.'

Dillon the Drowned says 'Again? Oh I don't know Srafen, I don't want to [bore] our company, even if it is an illusion.'

You say, 'You won't bore me.'

Dillon the Drowned says 'Well ok, I was sent here a long time ago to wait. When I got here, I couldn't believe all the violence going on. Why would the spirits send me here to wait when all this fighting and commotion was going on, I wondered. There were great battles on the ocean in splendid ships made of pine and shining with [magical enhancements]. While I was waiting below, blasted, bloody body parts were floating down to the bottom of the ocean all around me.'

You say, 'What magical enhancements?'

Dillon the Drowned says 'Yes, their ships were very strange, constructed in very unusual designs and all seemed to shine with a multicolored glow. I heard there was even a ship that could stay completely underwater for long periods of time. It had huge steel spikes protruding from the top of its hull used to 'swim' under enemy ships and puncture their hulls. I always thought that someday all this magic would cause something [disastrous] and eventually, it did.'

You say, 'What was disastrous?'

Dillon the Drowned says 'Well, one time, I was here waiting as usual. The fighting was particularly heavy up top, lots of banging and rumbling around. And suddenly there was a tremendous screech! I had to cover my ears, it was so loud, even down here. It felt like the water itself was being torn asunder; I could imagine what was happening above. After a few seconds of the screeching came a terrible tremor and rumbling. Great cracks opened up around me and water rushed to fill them, almost dragging me down into the gods know what. It calmed down a little while after that and there hasn't been any real fighting ever since. I suspect they're all dead now. For weeks afterwards, the water had a kind of dead taste to it. I became ill during that time.'

Srafen the Soaked says 'Okay, well, I've had enough. Yet again, we've waited for nothing. Sometimes I wonder if the spirits are real after all. Well I for one am going to go find something fun to do, perhaps fish with Temian- this is obviously a waste of time. Come with me, Shaman, it'll be great fun! Farewell Dillon.'

Dillon the Drowned says 'Hey wait! I'm coming with!'

Stay put.

Froham the Forgotten spawns.

You say, 'Hail, Froham the Forgotten'

Froham the Forgotten looks up at you and mumbles a brief greeting. He appears uncomfortable around others.

You say, 'Who are you?'

Froham the Forgotten glances up at you, fiddling with his bony fingers and mumbles, 'Mmmm me name's Froham..I'm 'ere [waitin].'

You say, 'What are you waiting for?'

Froham the Forgotten . just waitin' . . . it'll [be ere soon], I s'pose.

You say, 'What will be here soon?'

Froham the Forgotten obviously has trouble communicating. He shifts uncomfortably and says, 'Well I'm not sure, but it's real important. I been 'ere fer a [long time], a real long time. So I'll keep waitin' til it comes'

You say, 'What long time?'

Froham the Forgotten says 'Been 'ere since Erud sailed over with his friends. They let me catch a ride on their ship after I told them I needed to come 'ere to wait. He was a nice fella, real smart. Though I'm thinkin' he's dead by now. Maybe [Abe] knows fer sure. Abe's been here longer'n me, even.'

You say, 'Who is Abe?'

Froham the Forgotten says 'Yeah, Abe's an old guy. Well, he's kinda beyond bein' old if ye know what I mean. Not all together either. His mind floats all over like the sea around us. But he's got enough sense to wait here like he's done fer, well, fer dang near ever. If ye see him, and he ain't much fer talkin' straight, ask him about [a broken arrow]. Not sure what it means to him but it seems to bring him around.'

Froham the Forgotten sighs heavily and says, 'Looks like it's not comin'. You know, Abe told me of a great treasure a ways away from here, guarded by one o' them girls with fish tails. I always wanted to go but those two jokers, Dillon and the other young one, never had the guts. Why don't ye come with me, shaman? We'll split the treasure fifty-fifty, fair and square.'

Froham the Forgotten wanders off. Don't follow him: This is a test of your patience. A few moments later another NPC spawns.

You say, 'Hail, Abe the Abandoned'

Abe the Abandoned turns his head slowly toward you but his eyes never come into focus. You can't tell if he's looking at you, behind you, or right in front of his own face. Then, suddenly, he shouts at the top of his lungs, 'HOOOOKAAAHEEEEYYYY! I AM [ABE]!'

You say, 'Who are you, Abe?'

Abe the Abandoned says 'Nothing is hidden. All is discernible if you only know where to look and you have the right [eyes]. Don't be angry with me if you can't get your eyes right to see what you're looking for. I'd lend you mine but I don't wear the same size.'

You say, 'What eyes?'

Abe the Abandoned begins to draw a picture in the mud with his finger although it doesn't seem to make any sense at all. He points to his picture and nods approvingly at you, saying, 'You see? The curtains fell and it was naught but a dream upon a landscape that we thought we knew. The dream of the [Combine] fulfilled when we finally trimmed our fingernails and looked into the mud. And now we are abandoned, in a world that none can see, no one has the eyes.'

You say, 'What is the Combine?'

Abe the Abandoned shakes his head in amusement and says, 'Heheheh, yeah, you'd think so, wouldn't you? But I guess not.'

Okay, Abe's a little loony. Time to get to the point:

You say, 'What broken arrow?'

Abe the Abandoned 's eyes suddenly come into focus, looking deep into your own and says, 'There was a time when we cared for the world and trod with the spirits along the paths of the cosmos. We built many great things and worked to preserve what was. I came here to wait for an answer when we began to die off. We could not figure why this was and I was chosen to come here and commune with our friends. We carved an arrow, and everyone who was left shaved a sliver of wood from it. We let it drop to hallowed ground and our highest shaman stepped on it, breaking it. I've been waiting here for so long. So, so long, to give it to the spirits, and thank them.'

Wait for a few minutes, then he'll speak again.

Abe the Abandoned says 'Shaman? My time will soon be at hand and I fear I will never see our friends again. But the arrow must be given, our holy broken arrow. Shaman, will you bear our obligation and [give them the arrow]? You will know who to give it to when it is time.'

You say, 'I will give them the arrow.'

Abe the Abandoned removes a quiver slung across his shoulder and solemnly hands it to you without a word.

You receive A Broken Arrow. Now keep waiting.

Abe the Abandoned suddenly gasps and says, 'I have found it! I know the answer! Come with me and I will tell you. Eyes are everywhere and this knowledeg is not for everyone. Finally my centuries of waiting are over hahahaha! Follow me Shaman!'

Don't move.

a greater spirit begins to cast a spell.

a greater spirit's body pulses with energy.

You say, 'Hail, a greater spirit'

a greater spirit says 'You have walked the path of patience and you now know what to expect. We are watchers. Our eyes are everywhere and we must be patient and quiet else we may miss what could be harmful. Can you sit still quietly and wait for just the right moment, then open your eyes with a fury and act with all the energy you have cultivated? Timing is everything, and without patience you cannot be sensitive to timing. You have shown your patience here and we believe you are ready to walk the [next path].'

You say, 'What next path?'

a greater spirit says 'You know trust and patience. But before we can allow you to act in our name, we must know that when you do decide to act, you will make the right choices. We must ask that you now walk the path of wisdom. You must walk to the great plains and search out one of us. He is a wanderer, and it is his nature to drift with the winds and weather doing what he can to ensure understanding and longevity to all that respect their home. He will not be easy to find, though, and you must remember what you have learned down here to succeed in finding him. When you do, give him this gem and follow his instructions.'

You receive A Small Gem.

Part II - Test of Wisdom

Western Karana

Look for "a wandering spirit." It looks like a wisp.

You say, 'Hail, a wandering spirit'

a wandering spirit stops and flashes brightly for a moment. It seems to be regarding you with interest.

Give it the Small Gem.

a wandering spirit says 'Oh, it is you, shaman! Good! You must hurry before it's too late. Go now to the Mountains they call Rathe and find them! They need your help quickly! They will know you when they see you and instruct you on how you can help, but you must hurry!'

Your faction standing with True Spirit got better.

You gain experience!!

Rathe Mountains

Find Tabien the Goodly at +6300, +1500, near the Unkempt Preservers area next to a stone engraved with a closed eye.

You say, 'Hail, Tabien the Goodly'

Tabien the Goodly says 'Oh thank Marr you are here, ______. I was beginning to think I would be abandoned in my time of need. I have a [task] for you to complete in the name of my patron Mithaniel Marr.'

You say, 'What task?'

Tabien the Goodly displays his shield that must once have been shining and regal but is now scoured in cuts, dents, and chipped paint. He says, 'This shield is known as Marr's Promise. It is a sacred relic that was actually used by one of Mithaniel's angels on the Plane of Valor. Its value to our church is immeasurable and I have been charged with the protection of it. However, a patriarch of the false god, Bertoxxulous, is after my shield and me. He must be stopped! Please, destroy him and bring me proof of his death.'

Go find Glaron the Wicked at +2900, -1900.

You say, 'Hail, Glaron the Wicked'

Glaron the Wicked says 'Are you the one they sent to help our cause? I should have known they would send a green witch doctor to serve Bertoxxulous and myself. Very well, you will have to suffice. I have a [task] you must fulfill if you wish to know the blessing of my god and impress your masters.'

You say, 'What task?'

Glaron the Wicked brandishes a long, wicked-looking bone dagger and there is a horrid, diseased stench as soon as he unsheathes it. He draws another blade, shorter and wider than the first, of blackened bone with a larger than normal hilt, obviously for defense. He says, 'This festering blade is called Woe, and this scorched one is called Envy. They were created on the Plane of Decay by Bertoxxulous' own hands. He has judged me worthy of the protection of such holy relics. However, there is one in these very mountains who seeks to destroy these relics. End this idiot follower of Marr's life and bring me proof.'

You have a decision to make. You can help Tabien OR you can help Glaron OR you can kill them both (no faction hits) to loot Marr's Promise, Woe, and Envy. The correct decision would be to kill both and take the 3 items to a wandering spirit. If you don't, this occurs:

If you help Tabien and hand in Woe to him:

Tabien the Goodly says 'That's one of the fiend's daggers. Quickly, where is the other one?'

Hand in Envy:

Tabien the Goodly says 'Ahh, thank Mithaniel you have put Glaron and his terrible reign to an end! You have done the world a great service by carrying out my instructions. Take this gem and give it to the one who sent you. He will reward you as befits such an accomplished mercenary such as yourself. Oh, and Marr be with you!'
You gain experience!!

Receive: Marble pebble (at this point Tabien despawns)

If you help Glaron and hand in Marr's Promise:

Glaron the Wicked says 'Hahahah! Even you were able to do away with that fool. It is only a matter of time before Bertoxxulous, with the help of devout followers like myself, wipes out all who attempt to stop the spread of filth and decay. You have done well, shaman, and your masters will be pleased with what you have done for me and my treasures. Take this and give it to your master. He will reward you.'

Receive: Obsidian Pebble (at this point Glaron despawns)

Upon turning in either the marble pebble or obsidian pebble you get this message from the wandering spirit (who despawns upon turn in also):

A wandering spirit says 'This is a sad day. You have failed and strayed from the path set before you. Please try to live as close to the spirits as you are able, though this is the closest you will ever get.'

Western Karana

Find "a wandering spirit" again.

You say, 'Hail, a wandering spirit'

a wandering spirit stops and flashes brightly for a moment. It seems to be regarding you with interest.

Give it the items.

a wandering spirit says 'You are close to passing the test, keep up the good work.'

a wandering spirit says 'You are close to passing the test, keep up the good work.'

a wandering spirit nods somberly and takes the items. After a moment, he says, 'It is unfortunate that it came to this, but nothing else was to be done. Both paragons had lost sight of their virtures to protect the items given to them. The mere protection of these material belongings was not as important to Mithaniel Marr or Bertoxulous as it was that they act with righteousness in their minds and purpose in their hearts. You saw this and acted accordingly. For that, we will reward you with the three treasures made into one to ward off the falsehood of possession, the [Shield of Falsehood]. You have walked the path and now, as your final test, we must set you along one [last path].'

Your faction standing with True Spirit got better.
You gain experience!!

You say, 'What Shield of Falsehood?'

a wandering spirit says 'Yes, I have taken Marr's Promise along with Woe and Envy and fashioned them together to create the Shield of Falsehood. Wield this in defense of possession and the weakness that comes with hoarding treasure instead of using it to accomplish your goals. May it serve you well, Barbarian.'

You receive the GIANT Shield of Falsehood.

You say, 'What last path?'

a wandering spirit says 'You have trusted us along the paths we have set before you. You have been known to be patient and await the right moment. And now, you have learned the wisdom to act in our best interest. However, one last path awaits, to determine if you have the ability to act out what must be done. There are many troubles about the world we try to rub out but none is more serious than the curse on what the wasichu call the Emerald Jungle. Go there and find one of our spirits. Show them the gem you have been given and follow the path they set you on.'

You receive a Sparkling Gem.


Part III - Test of Might

Emerald Jungle

Find the Spirit Sentinel at +1250, +300. Give it the Sparkling Gem.

Spirit Sentinel says 'Ahh, you live, shaman! I am glad the beasts of this jungle haven't torn your body asunder. Tell me, do you still walk the path? Are you willing to [continue what you have started]?'

Your faction standing with True Spirit got better.

You say, 'I will continue what I have started.'

Spirit Sentinel says 'This brings happiness to our hearts and we are grateful. However, we must ask you to walk one more path before you can become a true Heyokah. With trust, one can focus on what is important. With patience, one can perceive what is harmful. With wisdom, one can know what must be done. These, you have learned, yet without the might to carry out what must be done, all is for naught. Are you [prepared to walk the path of might]?'

You say, 'I am prepared the walk the path of might.'

Spirit Sentinel says 'Good, good, Do you know this place, ______, this forest? The wasichu call it the Emerald Jungle, but we know it only as the terrible place. Where there is no spirituality, we are weak. The lost city in the middle of this jungle is a great void of belief not only absent of spirituality, but actually draining it from others. We are here to neutralize that void. The void is like the sky, and nothing escapes its gaze. If it senses us, it will drain us away and sometimes it turns our minds, making us [like the wasichu], crazy for things with no meaning.'

You say, 'How are you like the wasichu?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'Yes, there are some of us who have turned their backs on our world and struggle for possesions and power over others. These lost ones are our brothers and we cry for them. Our hearts are in pain like bleeding wounds when we think of them. The path of might will lead you to one of our lost brothers. We are afraid there is nothing we can do for him now, so you must eliminate him when you [find him].'

You say, 'Where will I find him?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'He left us long ago and walked the land for ages. He soon met a man, one of the pointy-ears that live underground. This man was like a void just like the one over that terrible place now. Our Brother-Friend was attracted to this man's desire and ambition. He no doubt thought that he could get what he wanted in service of this [dark point ear] who denied his own creator.'

You say, 'What dark point ear?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'After our brother began traveling with this point-ear, they became shrouded in a darkness we could not peer through. The point-ear was a powerful being and we soon lost their trail. We have no idea where he could be now. Although, after all these centuries, he has no doubt been gathering and cultivating his wealth and power. He must be an incredibly influential being at this point. Find this point-ear and draw our brother out, then destroy him and bring us proof. We await your return in somber mourning.'

Mistmoore Castle

There is a large wolf called Black Dire that may be found here. Its spawn time is around 4 hours, or you can trigger it by killing the Advisor in the castle's library. It despawns after 35 minutes or so. To get a response you must /con warmly or better (True Spirit faction).

You say, 'Hail, Black Dire'

Black Dire says 'So, you've come. I suppose my brothers have sent you to lead me back to their flock. Those fools are so blinded by their devotion they know nothing of life. If they only knew the power I've become, the luxuries I've amassed, the pleasures I've known, they too would leave that sour and unrewarding existence in seconds. You know, you could come to know what I have, shaman. You found me, which speaks of your intelligence; we could use you. What do you say, ______? [Will you join] my master Mayong Mistmoore?'

You say, 'I will NOT join you.'

Black Dire says 'Good shaman, now bare your neck that I may show our master your devotion in death. The more blood you spill upon the grass, the more impressed our Lord Mistmoore will be. Then maybe, just maybe, you will be allowed to scour our kitchen floors in the eternity of unlife. TEAR him to pieces, my wolves!'

It attacks. It's a very magic-resistant shadowknight, approximately level 50. Bring some friends and use Rune III to ward off its Harm Touch.

Loot a Black Dire Pelt.


Emerald Jungle

Give the Spirit Sentinel the Black Dire Pelt.

Spirit Sentinel begins to weep softly as he sees the pelt, battered and bloody. After a few moments, he says, 'We can only hope his passing was quick and painless. The Dire was powerful and yet you overcame him. Always remember that when you became [Heyokah], it was the passing of a noble, yet misguided being that allowed you to do so. You should hold a special place in your heart for him and what he was in life. To help you remember him, we will fashion this pelt into a pair of boots and give them to you. With every step you take, you must think on the Dire, else his death be in vain forever.'

Your faction standing with True Spirit got better.

You gain experience!!

You receive Black Fur Boots, with a clicky effect of Spirit of Wolf

You say, 'What is Heyokah?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'Yes, you have walked the Path of the Heyokah to its end. You have become what few have and we will now call to you as Heyokah ______. From now on, you are a direct link between the spirits and man. Whether your goals are to help us or master us, you are welcomed. Though there is little time for celebration. Do you feel the darkness of this place, the forest? To eyes not trained to see beyond physical appearances, it seems like any other forest. But you know, as do we, of the mantle over the city threatening all of us. We must [rub it out].'

You say, 'How do we rub it out?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'There are many such mantles scarring the universe and each is very different from the last. Removing them requires that we learn how they were created and go about reversing the damage done. We cannot enter under the mantle for long which is why we search out Heyokah such as yourself. We need you to enter the city and find out what you can about the [city's demise]. We hope you will do this for the cause of balance but if you desire none but your own power, we shall grant that as well.'

You say, 'What city's demise?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'It was known as Torsis. During its history it amassed great wealth and power yet it eventually crumbled. No one understands what happened. The men of the world ask themselves how a nation as successful as Torsis could ever fall. Some blame plague, internal unrest, the constant encroachment of the forest, and marauding bands of monsters but we alone know what happened. Just as Tabien and Glaron lost sight of their spiritual paths, so did Torsis. Without the awe and inspiration of that which was greater than themselves, they eventually withered away. The mantle was born long before the last days, though, and what we need to learn is [how it all began].'

You say, 'I will learn how it all began.'

Spirit Sentinel says 'Excellent! Go into the city and gather what evidence you can. The ghosts who still walk the streets may hoard precious memories that will aid us. Take this booklet and combine what you find in it. Then bring me the completed report. From there, we will know where to look next.'

You receive an Ancient Journal, a 6-slot MEDIUM container.


Part IV - The Final Test

Note: you can combine some of these steps to save yourself from traveling back and forth.

City of Mist

Six items drop off random mobs in the city: Personal Diary Page, Crier's Scroll, Merchant's Letter, Written Announcement, Priest's Diary Page, and Student's Log. All six are written in Lizardman. They identify as "Report Information 1-6 of 6." Once you've looted all six, combine them in the Ancient Journal to craft a Completed Report.

Emerald Jungle

Give the Completed Report to Spirit Sentinel.

Spirit Sentinel says 'Ahhh good, let us hope what you have found will point us in the right direction. Hmmm...this is interesting. It appears the disappearance of the first queen may have caused Rak'Ashiir's faith to decline. From there, the first King Rak laid down the groundwork for the city's eventual demise. We need to learn what happened to the queen. Perhaps bringing this knowledge to the King's now cursed form will lift the mantle. We've learned that the last lord of Torsis, Ghiosk, was a bit of a historian. Find him and see what you can learn about the queen. Take what you find to my brother here in the jungle beneath the murky waters of a pond.'

Your faction standing with True Spirit got better.

You gain experience!!

City of Mist

Kill Lord Ghiosk. He drops three books: Historic Article, Crusades of the High Scale, and Head Housekeeper's Log.

Emerald Jungle

Head to +3685, -640 in the pond. Give the Spirit Sentinel there the three books dropped by Lord Ghiosk.

Spirit Sentinel says 'Hmmm, it appears the queen's disappearance wasn't as random as we thought. It also looks as if this High Scale were having some sort of affair with Neh. We have little but speculation at this point, so making it known to Nak'Ashiir would do nothing. Perhaps finding the resting place of the High Scale will show us more of what really happened. We suspect the icon mentioned in this log could now be located in the city's old temple. Find the icon and bring it to Kirn, wherever he is. Tell us what you learn afterwards.'

Your faction standing with True Spirit got better.

City of Mist

From the zone in, walk across the bridge and open the gate. Turn right at the statue, then run straight forward through 2 arches. You are in a temple part of the city (on your left you should see a door and some waterfalls on the side of temple). This is the base camp. Pull all the mobs from behind that door you see at the base of the temple. Inside is another door directly in front of you; do not open this door, as it leads to the top levels of temple. Look to your right, there should be 3 skeletons and some phantoms (or there should have been). Walk down the stairs. There are two doors beside the stairs, one opening to the left and one opening to the right. Choose the left door. Inside is a small room with no monsters inside, and a small bag on the floor in the left corner. Click on the bag to pick up the Icon of the High Scale.

Ruins of Old Paineel (The Hole)

High Scale Kirn may be found in the revenant castle at the top end of the tower, beyond the city proper.

Note: you can use a Ball of Golem Clay from the clay golem in Cazic Thule to give yourself Earth Elemental illusion, bringing your faction up to amiably or warmly with everything in the city (unless you've spent a lot of time there killing things).

Give Kirn the Icon.


High Scale Kirn looks down at the icon in his hands for a long moment before speaking. 'Why did you bring me this? Are you here to accuse me of the queen's death?' High Scale Kirn chuckles venomously and continues, 'I am High Scale and beyond your petty laws. However, I wish the truth to be known. On my hand is a ring. If you can take it from me, show it to the queen and she will remember. However, I will not give up the ring easily.'

He attacks. Make sure you brought several friends to help. Once he's dead:

Your faction standing with True Spirit got better.

You gain party experience!!

Loot an Engraved Ring, which identifies as the "Promise Ring of Neh`Ashiir."

City of Mist

Give the ring to Neh`Ashiir.

Neh`Ashiir says 'Nothing is left to hide now. You shall have the truth. But truth is not won easily and if you cannot defeat me, you have not the ability to see that vengeance is served. Brace yourself!'

She respawns as aggressive and attacks. Kill her as well.

Your faction standing with True Spirit got better.

You gain party experience!!

Loot Neh`Ashiir's Diary.

Emerald Jungle

Head back to the Spirit Sentinel in the pond. Give it the diary.

Spirit Sentinel says 'So, the truth is found! Nak mourned over the loss of his child instead of relishing the blessing of his god, Cazic-Thule. His wife and the High Scale then abandoned him in disgust, but even that was an aftereffect of what caused the king to turn his back on his faith. The child is the key! If we put the child to rest, Nak may repent of what he has done and the mantle may be lifted. The most difficult task is now at hand. Find the child, then take proof of her passing to Nak. I can feel the mantle's foundation crumbling! Now, go!'

Your faction standing with True Spirit got better.

You gain experience!!

Plane of Fear

Kill the Iksar Broodling, a level 1 NPC that may spawn from the corpse of one of the golems, Dread, Fright, or Terror. Loot a Child's Tear.

City of Mist

Lord Rak`Ashiir can spawn from the corpse of a Black Reaver. Very important: he is KoS to anyone without sufficient True Spirit faction (possibly max ally). He is initially non-aggro until someone turns in the tear, someone attacks him, or someone with insufficient faction is nearby. Bring a raid, as he summons, gates, and has a nasty AE DoT as well. Once you give him the tear, he respawns as the epic version, and will try to kill the shaman who did the turn-in. Only the epic version drops the scale you need.

Once you give him the tear, he attacks immediately.


Your faction standing with True Spirit got better.

You gain experience!!

Lord Rak`Ashiir looks down at the tear in his hand and says 'A minion of my god came to me one night. I knew it was of Cazic-Thule as I was frozen in terror. My mind screamed for me to flee but my body would not respond. The being took my daughter and vanished to only he knew where. When I regained control of my body and thoughts, I felt nothing but betrayal. I don't care anymore about anything. If you want repentance then slay me, ______'

Once he's dead, loot an Iksar Scale.

Emerald Jungle

Give the scale to the Spirit Sentinel in the pond.

Spirit Sentinel says 'What is this? The scale of Rak'Ashiir's father? Then Rak has repented his mistake? But why is the mantle still in place? If Rak has repented, then the mantle should have dissolved since he was the one who initiated its construction. But is its initiation the key? How could we have been so blind? Kirn said Rak'Ashiir had the blood of his people on his hands but that is false. Rak merely pointed to a path that would lead them to destruction. It was the people who chose to follow. Now all [is lost].'

Your faction standing with TrueSpirit got worse!
You gain experience!!
You gain experience!!
You have completed achievement: Epic 1.0

You say, 'What is lost?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'The mantle was the product of thousands of faithless individuals. Not the single shroud we believed existed. Torsis is now truly cursed for all eternity as a great stain upon the universe. Today is a sad day, indeed. However, some good can still come of this. Your sacrifice and spiritual devotion in this matter have become legendary. You have waited for us at the bottom of the ocean. You have rubbed out a mighty rogue spirit. You have endured the black hole of Torsis and entered the a bode of Fear itself to save a child from eternal suffering. It is only fitting that we reward you with our greatest treasure, the [Spear of Fate].'

You say, 'What Spear of Fate?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'The spear was constructed millennia ago by Thalger, the first human Heyokah. One of the most destructive wasichu of Norrath, Miragul, as he is known, had been traveling the world searching out all known magic. Wherever he went, he discovered and experimented with all forms of dangerous magic. Most of the world cannot even fathom what the Arch Necromancer was capable of. He had haphazardly discovered a way to directly create a mantle of negative spiritual energy similar to what curses Torsis. He himself had willed into existence one of these [black holes].'

You say, 'What black holes?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'Miragul often retreated to the frigid northlands to experiment in solitude. It was here that he created a black hole. Unfortunately for the small tribes of men who made the northlands their home, this new black hole threatened not only their livelihood but their entire existence. The mantle was so powerful it not only drained the spiritual energy of everything within its gaze, it also drained the life force as well. The tribes were threatened with complete annihilation. But one [powerful shaman] stepped forward and struck against Miragul's mantle.'

You say, 'What powerful shaman?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'Thalger had been the first to pass our tests and the timing was lucky indeed. We supplied him with materials needed to construct a weapon that could pierce the very fabric of the [cosmos]. First, was the sharpened shoulder blade of an ancient lion matriarch. Then Thalger found a young sapling for the shaft and shaped it over the course of 45 days using nothing but his fingernails. He then split the top of the flexible shaft, lodged the blade into place and bound them together with the tanned entrails of an ox. Finally, he adorned the spear with the magical feathers of a an aviak elder.'

You say, 'What of the cosmos?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'Miragul's casting was strong but it was a force brought into existence. This force was positive in nature, the opposite of nothingness. Even though it worked like a void, it was still created by an imposition of will. We figured that if we could rupture the planar boundary and create enough anti-existence or non-matter, the mantle might destroy itself. Thalger volunteered immediately to pierce the mantle as no spirits could even get close to it. In one act of devotion and singular purpose, Thalger rode the wind far above the land and with one colossal arch ripped a [breach] across the planes.'

You say, 'What breach?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'The tear in the fabric of existence created enough negative material to cancel out Miragul's abomination. Thalger's strike was so perfect that he cut just enough planar material to destroy the mantle and nothing else. Unfortunately, Thalger himself was lost in the process. All that was left was the spear that fell from the heavens to the ground where we recovered it. We have kept it since then and now we wish you to have it. When you strike with it, you must have the same singularity of purpose as did Thalger when he defeated Miragul's mantle.'

You receive the Spear of Fate.
Submitted by: Waring, Golan Trevize -- Cazic Thule Shaman of Justice
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after turning in the Iksar Scale
# Jul 11 2014 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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You get a faction message right after he says "Now all [is lost]."

Your faction standing with Truespirit has been adjusted by -2000
Faction hit
# Jun 14 2014 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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I just finished my 1.0 this morning and upon turning in the iksar scale to the spirit sentinel in the pond, I received the message in yellow "Your faction standing with Truespirit has been adjusted by -2000.". I was max ally prior to the turn in, and now I'm indifferent and when I tried to complete the dialogue by saying "what is lost" the spirit sentinel says I need to prove my dedication to our cause etc. etc. I did get my epic though, immediately after turning the scale. The only thing I didn't do was turn in the ring to Neh'Ashir because she didn't spawn for me when I went there for that part, but Lord Rak'Ashir did spawn though and since I already had the child's tear and after reading about the others who had skipped everything else and just did faction and turn in the tear I figured I would try it. maybe that has something to do with the large faction hit?
my recent experience
# Jan 25 2014 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
finished up my epic 1.0 this morning on my frog shammy. Having read many guides (here and elsewhere) and having done the epic 1.0 in full on my troll shammy, I tried some suggested short cuts.

I dinged 48 and have basically no exp in to 48. Using my druid's tracking, I'd frequently pop in to Fear to see if the Golems were up (we all know, they never are) or if the Golem farmers were kind enough to leave the Iksar Broodling up... they did. Ran my shammy in and looted the child's tear and ported out to PoK hitching a ride w/ the druid. (I'm a big fan of pre looting everything you can when starting quest).

Once back to Pok, I took the book to WFP to see where the Barbarian you hand the gem to in step 1 hides (in the sewers, to the left of the main gate if you are standing outside the town facing in to it. He's behind a hidden wall.... I'm sure everyone can find him). Handing him the Gem you get from the Spirit that pops after Peg Leg's death is the only part in WFP that gives you the faction boost to TrueSpirit faction.. no need to answer him and follow him on in to town unless you are doing the full epic quest.. Hooking up with a mage (55+ with a stack of pearls) the druid and I bound ourselves in WFP at the sewer entrance and ported to Butcher Block. The mage and I made our way to Peg Leg's camp and killed him. While we were in route to Peg Leg, the Druid gated back to WFP and waited. Meanwhile, at Peg Leg's camp I hailed the spirit and said "I wish to know more" (you might want to make a hot key with this expression to save time). Soon as he hands me the Gem, I gate and and I'm standing in WFP in front of the barbarian... hand him the gem and he walks off (your faction is raised on the hand in). He will walk about 20 yards and ask a question....if you answer he heads on in to town, if not, he will not move from that spot. Soon as I do the hand in, the druid gates us to Butcher Block and the mage summons me to the Spirit (still up) and I get another gem and gate back (the druid has already gated back and is waiting) and hand it in again. Whammo, another faction boost. somewhere between 10 and 15 repeats of this, I was max ally. (you can hit the same spirit about 5 times before he poofs and Peg Leg respawns about 10 seconds after the spirit vanishes).

Once I hit max Faction, I headed to CoM just to stage everything. Soon as we arrived, the Druid hit Track and I saw Lord Rak was up already. I camped the druid and logged on a rogue, Coth'd the rogue to CoM w/ the mage and we all went in. Once inside the rogue scouted it out and Lord Rak was where he should be. Rogue waited at the elevator while the mage (invis) ran to it. Once in the hallway w/ the elevator, mage popped his warrior merc to clear hall traffic. At this point the rogue summoned a healer merc and we took the elevator up... the mage caught aggro from the undead there and the party put them down quickly. When the landing was clear, the Mage coth'd the shammy up. Lord Rak was waiting, but there were 3 black reavers up. The rogue pulled and got 2, both of which died quick and was only replaced by a phantom. the 3rd black reaver was pulled and killed about 5 times before he broke the cycle (scored a jade reaver to finish up my druid epic as a bonus). All that was left was Lord Rak and us... I hailed him to see what he said, and he didn't respond.. this made me worry, as I was only 48.... was max faction, but had done NONE of the quest beyond the barbarian in WFP. I handed in the child's tear and whammo....he became most hostile. the mage and rogue both ran in and went to work along with both mercs. he went down and I got the scale.

After he died and I had the scale, I ducked out of CoM and ran to the spirit in the lake... swam down to him and hailed him and got NO response at all. Worried again, I handed him the scale and bingo, got my epic. All in all, including having to stop to buy more pearls for the mage, I had maybe 2 hours of work in this whole quest.... if I had done the rest before gathering the tear, no telling how long i might have had to wait... so I had a bit of luck.

So, for those with questions.....if you max faction (10 to 15 repeats) of handing in the gem to the barbarian in WFP, you can skip to the last fight in CoM. ** the Druid assisting on ports was level 75, but took no part in combat...so any druid with Butcher Block port will work. The mage was 73, but really only there for CoTH and to help with Lord Rak. the Rogue was level 73 and used for lock picking on the elevator and killing Lord Rak). Getting a group or a few friends to help in killing lord Rak shouldn't be too difficult... the druid / mage just speed up the foot work.

Edited, Jan 25th 2014 2:37pm by DapperJackScarlett
my recent experience
# Apr 09 2014 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
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DapperJackScarlett wrote:
finished up my epic 1.0 this morning on my frog shammy. Having read many guides (here and elsewhere) and having done the epic 1.0 in full on my troll shammy, I tried some suggested short cuts.

I dinged 48 and have basically no exp in to 48. Using my druid's tracking, I'd frequently pop in to Fear to see if the Golems were up (we all know, they never are) or if the Golem farmers were kind enough to leave the Iksar Broodling up... they did. Ran my shammy in and looted the child's tear and ported out to PoK hitching a ride w/ the druid. (I'm a big fan of pre looting everything you can when starting quest).

Once back to Pok, I took the book to WFP to see where the Barbarian you hand the gem to in step 1 hides (in the sewers, to the left of the main gate if you are standing outside the town facing in to it. He's behind a hidden wall.... I'm sure everyone can find him). Handing him the Gem you get from the Spirit that pops after Peg Leg's death is the only part in WFP that gives you the faction boost to TrueSpirit faction.. no need to answer him and follow him on in to town unless you are doing the full epic quest.. Hooking up with a mage (55+ with a stack of pearls) the druid and I bound ourselves in WFP at the sewer entrance and ported to Butcher Block. The mage and I made our way to Peg Leg's camp and killed him. While we were in route to Peg Leg, the Druid gated back to WFP and waited. Meanwhile, at Peg Leg's camp I hailed the spirit and said "I wish to know more" (you might want to make a hot key with this expression to save time). Soon as he hands me the Gem, I gate and and I'm standing in WFP in front of the barbarian... hand him the gem and he walks off (your faction is raised on the hand in). He will walk about 20 yards and ask a question....if you answer he heads on in to town, if not, he will not move from that spot. Soon as I do the hand in, the druid gates us to Butcher Block and the mage summons me to the Spirit (still up) and I get another gem and gate back (the druid has already gated back and is waiting) and hand it in again. Whammo, another faction boost. somewhere between 10 and 15 repeats of this, I was max ally. (you can hit the same spirit about 5 times before he poofs and Peg Leg respawns about 10 seconds after the spirit vanishes).

Once I hit max Faction, I headed to CoM just to stage everything. Soon as we arrived, the Druid hit Track and I saw Lord Rak was up already. I camped the druid and logged on a rogue, Coth'd the rogue to CoM w/ the mage and we all went in. Once inside the rogue scouted it out and Lord Rak was where he should be. Rogue waited at the elevator while the mage (invis) ran to it. Once in the hallway w/ the elevator, mage popped his warrior merc to clear hall traffic. At this point the rogue summoned a healer merc and we took the elevator up... the mage caught aggro from the undead there and the party put them down quickly. When the landing was clear, the Mage coth'd the shammy up. Lord Rak was waiting, but there were 3 black reavers up. The rogue pulled and got 2, both of which died quick and was only replaced by a phantom. the 3rd black reaver was pulled and killed about 5 times before he broke the cycle (scored a jade reaver to finish up my druid epic as a bonus). All that was left was Lord Rak and us... I hailed him to see what he said, and he didn't respond.. this made me worry, as I was only 48.... was max faction, but had done NONE of the quest beyond the barbarian in WFP. I handed in the child's tear and whammo....he became most hostile. the mage and rogue both ran in and went to work along with both mercs. he went down and I got the scale.

After he died and I had the scale, I ducked out of CoM and ran to the spirit in the lake... swam down to him and hailed him and got NO response at all. Worried again, I handed him the scale and bingo, got my epic. All in all, including having to stop to buy more pearls for the mage, I had maybe 2 hours of work in this whole quest.... if I had done the rest before gathering the tear, no telling how long i might have had to wait... so I had a bit of luck.

So, for those with questions.....if you max faction (10 to 15 repeats) of handing in the gem to the barbarian in WFP, you can skip to the last fight in CoM. ** the Druid assisting on ports was level 75, but took no part in combat...so any druid with Butcher Block port will work. The mage was 73, but really only there for CoTH and to help with Lord Rak. the Rogue was level 73 and used for lock picking on the elevator and killing Lord Rak). Getting a group or a few friends to help in killing lord Rak shouldn't be too difficult... the druid / mage just speed up the foot work.

Edited, Jan 25th 2014 2:37pm by DapperJackScarlett



Followed this guide exactly today, can confirm it works. Thanks!
Broken
# Dec 23 2013 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Quest appears broken.

I haven't skipped any steps. Upon turning in my Sparking Gem to the Spirit Sentinel in EJ, the only response to "I will continue what I have started" is a standard faction message: You need to prove your dedication to our cause.

Sigh.
Broken
# Feb 20 2014 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
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I just experienced the same thing. Going to do the max faction routine described in above post, and see if that helps.
MQ tear faction
# Jun 01 2013 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I have an Iksar Shammy that has already done his epics, so TS faction was reset to indif. I ended up looting a childs tear for a friend so that I could MQ it. Wanted to let others know how i maxed my TS faction.

I followed a post on another site, although there are similar posts here as well, but wanted to give a breakdown.

I bound near Bondi in freeport, then went to BB and found Peg Leg then pulled him to the PoK book before killing him to spawn the spirit. Then went through the text with the spirit to get the Gem (set up on socials so I could just click them).

After getting the gem I gated back to Bondi and turned it in, then ran to PoK book and then to BB again where the spirit would still be up. Using Spirit Walk i was able to get 8-10 gem turn ins done before the spirit despawned and i would need to pull / kill Peg Leg again.

All told it took about an hour to go from indif to max ally, heres how it went for me, your results may vary of course....

Started at indif
2 gem turn ins brought me to amiable
3 more turn ins to get to kindly
4 more to get to warmly
3 more to get to ally
Then 10 more until i got the "could not possibly get any better" message for max ally
Another 1.0 Down!
# Apr 23 2013 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Finished it in ~24 hrs start to finish, I followed Drexel's Guide (Again, very well written and organized) up until the Book and gathering Pages from CoM part. It was there that I finally scrolled down and saw the comment about it all basically be faction based footwork. I had hit a snag at the Sentinel Spirit with the Black Dire step, because after doing everything else, I needed to prove myself more, I guess there is a bit of faction missing from the quest itself, so I went back and did the turn in for the Shield of Falsehood once more and was at Kindly (enough faction for the Black Dire Dialog.)

After reading more comments I wanted to try to prove/denounce the comment about Invisible Flag requirements for the final turn in. So I went ahead and faction ground the rest of the way to Max Ally, looted my Tear this morning after Golems repopped on my Server, fought through CoM and did my turn in, I looted the Scaled from Rak and went straight to the Spirit Sentinel at the bottom of the Pond/Lake in the northern part of EJ and with no comments, he gave me my Epic 1.0.

I am wondering if maybe the person who was unable to get their epic until after the Neh's Diary step was trying to give the Scales to the 2nd Spirit Sentinel (The one in the Hut just west of CoM's entrance,) and if that was the problem in him being unable to turn it in.

Either way, another Epic under my belt for my many alts and one happy 52 /locked Shaman ready to clickie the **** out of Lady Vox and Lord Nagafen!

Tie and Be Well!
Drexel/Necromancers Guide
# Jan 26 2013 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
Not only was your guide accurate, it was well-written and entertaning. Job very well done!!!
Drexel/Necromancers Guide
# Feb 21 2013 at 6:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the kind words!
No love for the Ranger
# Jan 09 2013 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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438 posts
So while doing Dragons, Dragons, Dragons, I noticed that the golems spawn in the instance of PoFear. After killing them, the iksar child does spawn, and does drop the child's tear. I looted it on my ranger for the sake of MQing, planning to find a way to get the faction up to that point. Sadly, a lesser spirit wouldn't respond to my hails, giving me the "I hate you and your kind" speech indicating I didn't have enough faction to even take the first step.

Today, I finished evolving the Imp Wizard shroud to unlock the Evil Eye Psion, then hopped into the level 70 version, set up, and went to kill Peg Leg. I malo'd the spirit and tagged him with the charm (18 second duration, 5 minute refresh, be ready!) and went through the dialogue, received the gem without an issue. I took it to Bondl, who wouldn't take it. Faction again. I repeated the malo/charm process, handed him the gem, and got a successful response, but no faction hit. Seems that you can't gain True Spirit faction as anything other than a Shaman. At least, not this way.

The good news is that once a year, for about a month, your shaman doesn't have to contend with Amulet of Necropotence farmers for your epic. The bad news is that you still need a Shaman to do the turn ins.

EDIT:

Did it again this year, this time collecting the tear on my Shaman and reworking his faction to max Ally. Turned in the tear, other shaman looted the scale. Maxed his faction through the gems, and tried final turn in, Spirit Sentinel wouldn't take it. He's max Ally, and I know this method works, having done it before. It appears that the final turn in and dialogue is also level restricted.

Edited, Oct 1st 2013 6:12pm by nyteshayd
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Spirit Sentinel in EJ
# Aug 03 2012 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Went today to turn in my gem to him and he took it but did not further the conversation, saying i needed to prove myself. I petitioned and the GM i spoke with confirmed there is a bug on this part of the quest and that you can skip it by going and killing The Black Dire and turning in his pelt then continue about your way with the quest.
Error in Write up
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This part is incorrect in the guide. The gem you receive is not temporary. Maybe it was when this was written, I don't know, but I did this step just yesterday and the gem was not temporary (or as we old timers call it, no rent).

Western Karana

Find "a wandering spirit" again.

Note: the gem you receive is TEMPORARY, so make sure you can complete the subsequent step in Emerald Jungle before handing in the items.

By the way, Drexel's guide is excellent.


Edited, Feb 9th 2012 10:16am by amastropolo
Error in Write up
# Nov 04 2012 at 12:24 AM Rating: Good
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I will confirm this - the gem is definitely not TEMPORARY, only Lore and No Trade.
more dialogues
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Final turn in:

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Spirit Sentinel says 'What is this? The scale of Rak'Ashiir's father? Then Rak has repented his mistake? But why is the mantle still in place? If Rak has repented, then the mantle should have dissolved since he was the one who initiated its construction. But is its initiation the key? How could we have been so blind? Kirn said Rak'Ashiir had the blood of his people on his hands but that is false. Rak merely pointed to a path that would lead them to destruction. It was the people who chose to follow. Now all [is lost].'


Your faction standing with TrueSpirit got worse!
You gain experience!!
You gain experience!!
You have completed achievement: Epic 1.0
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slight changes to dialogues
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Srafen the Soaked says 'Hey Dillon, why don't you tell us again about what happened up top? You know, where they blew that big hole into the ground.'


Dillon the Drowned says 'Whatever'

Then the NPC's wait awhile before saying:

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Srafen the Soaked says 'Hey Dillon, why don't you tell us again about what happened up top? You know, where they blew that big hole into the ground.'

Dillon the Drowned says 'Again? Oh I don't know Srafen, I don't want to [bore] our company, even if it is an illusion.'

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start the epic
# Oct 19 2011 at 11:26 PM Rating: Decent
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you can also kill Peg Leg in Butcherblock Mountains to start this quest too
start the epic
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Yup, there are 4 ways to start this quest:

http://mysite.verizon.net/drexxell/eq/shamanepic.html
Completed 1.0 on FV usng faction grind method 8/8/11
# Aug 09 2011 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I completed the 1.0 yesterday on a toon i transferred to FV without doing anything other than step 1.0 to max faction. Ally isnt enough you must get the "faction cannot be raised any higher message".
I was given a chance to loot the tear, ground out step 1 until max ally, shrouded my ranger box to rogue, went to com,
spawned rak and burned him down.
The scale hand in went as normal with no messages other than the normal ones for epic.
shortcuts
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so despite having appropriate faction, there are some steps in this epic that you cannot skip. this means there are some invisibile flags on certain steps of the shaman epic. one of them is neh ashiir's diary. even at max ally the spirit sentinenel will not accept the iksar scale from the final hand in until all the mandatory steps are completed.

this is much different from the wizard and SK epics. those epics do not have invisible flags. the entire wizard epic can be skipped right up to the hand in of the blue crystal staff, staff of gabstik, and gnarled staff hand. the hand in must be done at indifferent faction which can be accomplished by opening the trade window and invising before completeing the hand in. I completed a wizard epic by only doing this step and the final hand in, skipping everything else.

the shaman epic needs ally for the final hand in, but simply grinding to ally and doing the iksar tear step with rak ashiir will NOT let you bypass the entire quest since there are invisible flags along the way of the quest.

however, some steps can be skipped. I am confirming with this post that you CAN skip the step where you gather the 6 notes from CoM, including the student's log on the spectral courier. this is great to know because that step is a ridiculous waste of time waiting for a rare spawn that doesn't always drop the piece you need. I did the entire shaman epic except for this step and the final hand in worked fine.

so redo the early steps of the epics to grind out some extra faction (I did 2 tiny gems and an extra black dire hand in), and skip the spectral courier. it'll save you a lot of time.
a broken arrow
# Jun 10 2011 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
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So what about the arrow that Abe the Abanadoned gives you? It says "You receive A Broken Arrow. Now keep waiting." in the Test of patience. I see no part of the quest where you use or give this item though. Is there a use for it?
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Read my guide...it's all in there.

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dillon
# Apr 22 2011 at 3:41 PM Rating: Good
When dillon pops and asks if you're an illusion, saying: I am not an illusion does nothing. Instead say: No, I am not an illusion and he will jump to the next part.
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I remember trying a variety of combinations to get him to respond. The phrase I found that works was "I am no illusion". Likely then that the word "no" is the key to the response.
Spawn of Srafen the Soaked-
# Feb 04 2011 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
..just wondering here...how long does it take Srafen the Soaked to spawn in the water? And does he despawn if you dont hail him by a certain time?
Spawn of Srafen the Soaked-
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Read my guide...it's all in there.

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Shaman Epic 1.0 Write Up
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Having just finished my Shaman Epic, I hereby present to you the write-up...may it help
other Shamen in the future to acquire the Spear of Fate:

http://mysite.verizon.net/drexxell/eq/shamanepic.html

My other pages:
http://mysite.verizon.net/drexxell/eq/necroepic.html
http://mysite.verizon.net/drexxell/eq/necro1point5.html
http://mysite.verizon.net/drexxell/eq/planeofsky.html
Shaman Epic 1.0 Write Up
# Jan 26 2011 at 7:36 AM Rating: Good
Thanks Drexel, I've always found your guides useful.
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Faction shortcut no longer works?
# Nov 06 2010 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I just completed the Epic 1.0 quest. I first maxed my faction and got the scales but, when I tryed to turn them in, the spirit gave them back cause I had not gotten the ring from Kirn(in the hole) or the diary from Nah. After I completed these two steps (solo at 73 btw) I was able to turn the scales in right after I turned in Nah's diary and got the spear. The stunt of maxing out faction and turning in the scales without doing the whole quest does not seem to work anymore....maybe I did something wrong
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Faction shortcut no longer works?
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I was in exact same situation on my 2nd Shammy epic. First one, I follwoed Drexel's guide and enojoyed thoroughly. I used short cut on second one. I knew there would be a AON farmer in POF after the server reboot. I asked the farmer to leave a broodling after the kill. Once I had tear, I just went worked on faction to ally in FOB. It took me 1 hour to max out faction with TS. I just bound myself in same tunnel as Bondl and parked my 2nd' account's wizard there. Once I found the Iksar Manslayer, I dragged him close to POK stone. Once i get the gem from lesser spirit, i would gate and turn the gem in to Bondl. Then use Wiz to punt me back to POK. Then use POK stone to FOB and get the stone. I was able to 5 turns in each round. It took me 14 or 15 turns to get Ally faction. Getting the scale was fast with my 2nd account's lvl 70 wiz toon. Just shrouded wizard to lvl 70 goblin and with lockpick to get the scale. But the spirit sentinel refused the scale turn in. So I ended up picking up icon from COM to get the ring in Hole which was needed to get the diary from Neh. I was able to turn in scale after the diary.
Faction shortcut no longer works?
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The faction bypass worked for me last night (2/6/11), at least in conjunction with a child's tear MQ which may or may not be related. My SK, who's max ally to Truespirit from repeating the first gem turn-in, MQ'd the tear for my shaman (also max ally by the same method), who looted the scale and did the turn-in in EJ. Bam - epic in inventory, achievement earned, a smidge of AAXP even at level 90, and faction trashed to the point where -- get this -- the Spirit Sentinel wouldn't even finish the end of the epic dialog ("you need to prove your dedication to our cause" blah blah blah). It's a good thing I got the epic immediately on turn-in without having to go through the entire dialog, otherwise I'd have been screwed. Maybe that's because of the MQ, or a byproduct of the faction bypass, or the fact that the shaman already has his 2.0 (unlikely).
The Hole
# Sep 16 2010 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Players might have noticed now that they haven't got to "shimmy" through the small gap to get into the Hole. You can open the rock like a regular door (why not just take the rock away?!).

In any case, for anyone who's worried that they'll need a key to open the door to High Scale Kirn's room, its no longer required! :)

I struggled with the mapfiend map I had downloaded for The Hole, very tricky to see where the entrance into the building is. Rest assured though you do have to go through the spirit village (and out to the western edge of it a bit) to get to his building...I could try and give more detail but I'm awful with directions.

Solo'd Kirn at 65 with a J1 tank merc and the old softy didn't last long or cause any problems.
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Ignore.

Edited, Aug 24th 2010 1:07pm by DrexelNecromancer

Edited, Aug 24th 2010 1:08pm by DrexelNecromancer
faction issues
# Aug 09 2010 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I got the insufficiant faction message when i did the final turn in of the scales. It gave me the xp and said i completed the task but i never was given the spear of fate. Has anyone else had this problem and do you know if i have to start from child's tear all over agian?
Faction
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Test of might phase.........Gave the spirit sentinel the sparkling gem, got first line of text correctly then after responding got "You need to prove your dedication to our cause before I can discuss such matters with you."
Conned kindly, so obviously you need better than kindly for this part.

Laviniya 71 Shaman of the Rathe

Edited, Apr 11th 2010 11:17am by Surshot
Faction
# Apr 22 2010 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I experienced the same problem.

I repeated the first parts of killing captain in OOT and turning in the gems to Freeport -> Erud's Crossing 2 times which made my faction warmly.

Then I was able to carry out the quest.
MQable
# Mar 14 2010 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
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is the child's tear MQable from a ranger to the mob?
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You have to give Na'shir the ring
# Jan 07 2010 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
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I did the mage epic a couple years ago. The book torch took forever to get, but the shaman diary dropped a few times. This time I'm doing the shaman epic. Same mob, but now it's Jan. 2010. I camped Na'shir 3 days. I brought my laptop to work and killed him all told probably 16 times straight, never dropped the book.

I tried killing High Scale Kirn, looting his ring, giving that ring to Nasir after killing the reaver, guess what, bam! first try.
Shammy Epic
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After I hand in the the Completed Report to Spirit Sentinel. I try to hand in the Historic Article, Crusades of the High Scale, and Head Housekeeper's Log the the Spirit Sentinel but she just hands them back to me, am I doing something wrong or what?
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Shammy Epic
# Dec 19 2009 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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bushidobul wrote:
After I hand in the the Completed Report to Spirit Sentinel. I try to hand in the Historic Article, Crusades of the High Scale, and Head Housekeeper's Log the the Spirit Sentinel but she just hands them back to me, am I doing something wrong or what?


You have to give the 3 books the second spirit sentinel go to +3685, -640 in the pond. Give the Spirit Sentinel there the three books dropped by Lord Ghiosk.

This is also the one you will turn in Neh Ashir's Diary, and the Iksar Scale off Lord Rak'Ashiir from your final fight.

Just as an fyi.. you don't have to do any of the dialoge after you turn in his scale. you get the spear in your inventory. Seems the code is set to give you the negative faction hit with the turn in not after you finish the dialoge. It lowers you to indifarent and he will not talk to you anymore after that..

Good news is you do get your epic!
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Just as an fyi.. you don't have to do any of the dialog after you turn in his scale. you get the spear in your inventory. Seems the code is set to give you the negative faction hit with the turn in not after you finish the dialog. It lowers you to indifferent and he will not talk to you anymore after that..
Ok, why do es the sentinel hand the scale back to my Shaman?
I go to the pond and give it to the dead dog and it says I don't need this (Insert name here) you can have it back.
at this point all I can say is WTF-art
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Aikido is the principle of non-resistance. Because it is non-resistant, it is victorious from the beginning. Those with evil intentions or contentious thoughts are instantly vanquished. Aikido is invincible because it contends with nothing.
Shammy Epic
# Dec 28 2009 at 8:41 PM Rating: Default
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Ok now the sentinal in the pond wont take the scale wtf?
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Not Temporary any more
# Dec 05 2009 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
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The Sparkling Gem you receive from a Wandering Spirit in Western Karana after handing in Woe, Envy & Marr's Promise is no longer Temporary. It is just Lore and No trade.
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Its prolly Perma camped like it is on my server
# Nov 23 2009 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
There is one toon that has fear locked down and as soon as cazic thule is up he wipes the zone. I cant figure out y but there are numerous shammys on my server that skipped their 1.0 and just did the prequest for 1.5 instead
broken?
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is the Feer part of the quest broken, 3 years now in feer trying to get the friggan golems to pop and and nadda, gonns skip it and go to 2.0


Edited, Sep 10th 2009 2:37pm by draxxu
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Not broken, just the victim of rare item farmers. All three golems drop rare items and can quite easily be duo'd - send in the sacrifice and blast the golem to pieces, loot your items, ruin someone's epic, and go collect anywhere from 60-200k.
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Faction
# Jul 11 2009 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
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How do i get my faction up? i cant even start the third part?
Lost
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A wandering spirit says 'This is a sad day. You have failed and strayed from the path set before you. Please try to live as close to the spirits as you are able, though this is the closest you will ever get.'


I am a level 53 shaman. I turn in both items at the same time, and he says that.
Apparently he has no faction, so i am lost!

Edited, Jun 24th 2009 7:48pm by Minyos
Lost
# Jun 25 2009 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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OK i found out the problem... But now i have a new one,the Black Dire is saying You must prove your dedication to us before i speak such matters with you' and i con aimably.....
Lost
# Sep 23 2009 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
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just keep repeating the first part of epic quest till truespirit faction is ally and saying it could not possibly get any better.
More missing Text
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*Add the following text AFTER you receive the small gem from a greater spirit in the Test of Patience. Immediately before he despawns he says the following-

a greater spirit says- 'Shaman? My time will soon be at hand and I fear I will never see our friends again. But the arrow must be given, our holy broken arrow. Shaman, will you bear our obligation and [give them the arrow]? You will know who to give it to when it is time.'

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Missing Text
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*Add the following text right before "Froham the Forgotten Spawns" in the Test of Patience.-

Srafen the Soaked says- "Okay, well, I've had enough. Yet again, we've waited for nothing. Sometimes I wonder if the spirits are real after all. Well I for one am going to go find something fun to do, perhaps fish with Temian- this is obviously a waste of time. Come with me, Shaman, it'll be great fun! Farewell Dillon."

Dillon the Drowned says- "Hey wait! I'm coming with!"


**Don't Follow them just stay put**
A question of clarification
# May 31 2009 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
I'm starting this with a level 61 Shaman. My main is a Level 85 Ranger. Can she assist with some of the kills (and the Shammys merc tank) and my Shaman still gets the pieces she needs?
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Where does this quest truly begin?
# Apr 16 2009 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
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For clarification, who is the actual mob that begins this quest? Is it truly that a kill of any of the 4 mobs is the start? Or does something SEND you to those initial mobs to kill them?

Where does this quest truly begin?
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Kill any of the mobs to spawn "a lesser spirit." That will begin the quest. You have to find those mobs yourself though as listed on the guide, Capt. Surestout or an Iksar Manslayer. Take note that in order to have proper faction since the quest is glitched, you will have to repeat the first part of the quest (up to the confrontation with the booze-maniac in WFP) in order to have high enough faction to continue the quest. I'm not sure how high you need to go but if you manage to get ally then you can skip any part of the quest that requires a turn-in without a returned item.
Where does this quest truly begin?
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Good info, thanks. I wonder if a non-shaman killing one of these initial mobs will spawn the lesser spirits. Or, perhaps, if the spirit does spawn, if it will speak to a non-shaman.

Time for some field experiments :)



Edited, Apr 27th 2009 7:21am by DrexelNecromancer
Where does this quest truly begin?
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No problem. Sorry for the late reply! I actually just redid the shaman epic recently, so now I can answer your question at least somewhat. You have to have a pre-epic'd Shaman zone in to trigger these spawns. Pretty sure a non-shaman can speak to them since I remember a cleric doing this routine to MQ the Child's Tear. You've probably found out by now but perhaps this will help others =)
Sparkling Gem
# Feb 14 2009 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
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The walkthru says the Sparkling gem is TEMPORARY. It is no longer temporary. Only Lore and no trade.
Sparkling Gem
# Aug 08 2009 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Can confirm this. Also was put directly into my inventory, not onto my cursor. So don't freak out.
final hand in
# Feb 08 2009 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Tried turning in the scale for the final hand in tonight to the spirit in the water.....handed it back and said had no need of it. Conned ally
Part 3 Trouble
# Jan 28 2009 at 1:11 AM Rating: Decent
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I Hope someone has some advice for me... I go to hand in the Sparkling Gem to the Spirit Sentinal just like this website says.

(Part III - Test of Might

Emerald Jungle

Find the Spirit Sentinel at +1250, +300. Give it the Sparkling Gem.

Spirit Sentinel says 'Ahh, you live, shaman! I am glad the beasts of this jungle haven't torn your body asunder. Tell me, do you still walk the path? Are you willing to [continue what you have started]?' )

But the spirit sentinal tells me that the Sparkling Gem is for his brother and to not come back unless sent by his brother... Soooo, I went to see his brother which took me like an hour to find, and he wouldnt take the Gem either. He wouldn't even say anything when i Hailed him...

Any Advice anyone???
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test of patience
# Jan 15 2009 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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It is indeed a test of patience! After waiting and waiting(thinking it was bugged) Froham finally spawned. Went thru text and waited for Abe which didnt take as long this time but when I got to the part of waiting for him to speak again so i could say "I will give them the arrow" , he finally spoke and swam away quickly and despawned before I could say it therefore I didnt receive the broken arrow. The Spirit did spawn however and I received small gem.
Final turn in Note:
# Dec 13 2008 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Emerald Jungle

Give the scale to the Spirit Sentinel in the pond.

Spirit Sentinel says 'What is this? The scale of Rak'Ashiir's father? Then Rak has repented his mistake? But why is the mantle still in place? If Rak has repented, then the mantle should have dissolved since he was the one who initiated its construction. But is its initiation the key? How could we have been so blind? Kirn said Rak'Ashiir had the blood of his people on his hands but that is false. Rak merely pointed to a path that would lead them to destruction. It was the people who chose to follow. Now all [is lost].'


It should be noted that at this final stage of the quest - upon handing in the Iksar Scale to the Spirit Sentinel in the pond - you receive a negative hit to Truespirit Faction which takes you from max ally to indifferent. At this point the Spirit Sentinel will no longer speak to you, responding to anything you say to it with:

Quote:
Spirit Sentinel says, "You need to prove your dedication to our cause before I can discuss such matters with you."


Never fear tho, if you just check your bags, your Spear of Fate should be inside them.

Additionally of note tho, at this point you are no longer able to turn in faction items to attempt to regain your lost faction, any thing you attempt to hand in will be handed back to you by the NPC, tho regaining the faction is not necessary as you should have been given your Shaman Epic 1.0, the Spear of Fate (in your bags), upon handing in the Iksar Scale, the rest of the conversation is apparently not necessary to complete.
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shortcut
# Oct 14 2008 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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If you choose to simplfy the quest and simply repeat the turn-ins to the wandering spirit for your sufficent faction, be sure to kill Ghiosk and loot his books on your way to Rak`ashir.. I had sufficent faction to get Rak to drop the scale, but the spirit sentinel wouldnt take it until i gave him Ghiosk's books too.
I follow Hate
# Oct 04 2008 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
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If you say "I follow Hate" to a greater spirit after the Bondl Felligan thing you get this also

A greater spirit says 'While I do not agree with how you go about your existence, we do [trust] that your place in the whole is important. You may think that you enslave and command us with the powers the gods grant you, but we are aware of your intentions and accept them. You are a hunter and the spirits are your prey. However, there are times when we, the [true spirits] and those like you, can work together to achieve goals, whether mutual or not. Some help us willingly and some we make deals with. Regardless of the intention, these special individuals are known as [Heyokah].



Edited, Oct 4th 2008 11:14am by ggroce
New text
# Oct 03 2008 at 12:29 PM Rating: Default
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When you hail a greater spirit in West Freeport:

a greater spirit says 'Greetings, shaman. Tell me, do you follow [Justice], [War], [Fear], [Honor], [Hate] or do you follow your instincts [without a god] to pray to?'
You say, 'I follow my instincts without a god'
a greater spirit says 'Ah, it does me much good to meet with one who holds respect and reverence for the spirits. You would be best served by speaking to my brother in the next room, though. Farewell, _____.'

I'm fairly certain this was added for the agnostic kitties.
help
# Sep 13 2008 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
i am on the part:
You receive an Opaque Gem.

You say, 'I will walk the path of the Heyokah.'


it gave me the gem from the last response but when i say the path part he doestn give me the tests...

Edit: Ok i figured it out. the phrase is "I will walk the path" - that's it. otherwise it re-triggers the previous action because of the word heyokah


Edited, Sep 13th 2008 12:23pm by theycallmelumpy
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could we get a cleanup
# Sep 06 2008 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
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<Quote>You say, 'What task?'

Glaron the Wicked brandishes a long, wicked-looking bone dagger and there is a horrid, diseased stench as soon as he unsheathes it. He draws another blade, shorter and wider than the first, of blackened bone with a larger than normal hilt, obviously for defense. He says, 'This festering blade is called Woe, and this scorched one is called Envy. They were created on the Plane of Decay by Bertoxxulous' own hands. He has judged me worthy of the protection of such holy relics. However, there is one in these very mountains who seeks to destroy these relics. End this idiot follower of Marr's life and bring me proof.'

You have a decision to make. You can help Tabien OR you can help Glaron OR you can kill them both (no faction hits) to loot Marr's Promise, Woe, and Envy. The correct decision would be to kill both and take the 3 items to a wandering spirit. If you don't, this occurs:

If you help Tabien and hand in Woe to him:

Tabien the Goodly says 'That's one of the fiend's daggers. Quickly, where is the other one?'

Hand in Envy:

Tabien the Goodly says 'Ahh, thank Mithaniel you have put Glaron and his terrible reign to an end! You have done the world a great service by carrying out my instructions. Take this gem and give it to the one who sent you. He will reward you as befits such an accomplished mercenary such as yourself. Oh, and Marr be with you!'
You gain experience!!

Receive: Marble pebble (at this point Tabien despawns)

If you help Glaron and hand in Marr's Promise:

Glaron the Wicked says 'Hahahah! Even you were able to do away with that fool. It is only a matter of time before Bertoxxulous, with the help of devout followers like myself, wipes out all who attempt to stop the spread of filth and decay. You have done well, shaman, and your masters will be pleased with what you have done for me and my treasures. Take this and give it to your master. He will reward you.'

Receive: Obsidian Pebble (at this point Glaron despawns)

Upon turning in either the marble pebble or obsidian pebble you get this message from the wandering spirit (who despawns upon turn in also):

A wandering spirit says 'This is a sad day. You have failed and strayed from the path set before you. Please try to live as close to the spirits as you are able, though this is the closest you will ever get.'

Western Karana

Find "a wandering spirit" again.

Note: the gem you receive is TEMPORARY, so make sure you can complete the subsequent step in Emerald Jungle before handing in the items.

You say, 'Hail, a wandering spirit'

a wandering spirit stops and flashes brightly for a moment. It seems to be regarding you with interest.

Give it the items.
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Can this be removed from changing the location. The other informatin about the wrong ways makes the handing in the items information seem confusing, as it makes one believe that you have to do it twice.

Just for clarity of the quest, the excess material could be put in an external area or subquest listing if required; however, I am one to believe that the correct answer should be listed, and other incorrect answers should be marked to clearly note that.
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FACTION
# Aug 11 2008 at 9:42 PM Rating: Default
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If you just need faction. I pulled the spirit that spawns from pegleg in butcherblock to the pok book with cancel magic on wizzie box. Cast cancel magic every coupla minutes to keep him from poofing. Run back and forth doing the quest to freeport. Takes longer to zone than anything else. Went from indiff to ally in 15 turn-ins. First turn in can be done in sneak as long as you only say the last part of the quest verbage, "I wish to know more".
Faction bug
# Aug 08 2008 at 9:15 AM Rating: Good
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I tried handing in high scale icon to kirin and got the message "I have no need..."
Petition from Gm resulted in them saying there was a past problem with not enough faction being given on early hand ins. My faction was fixed to proper level since I had done all steps in order.
No indication if the proper faction has been fixed for previous hand ins, so anyone else starting this, do things in order, but before going to hole make sure your faction is maxed by killing the mobs in rathe mnts.
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faction
# Jun 25 2008 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
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my question..
after i give the Iksar scale to the spirit .. why the faction of true spirit decrease from ally to indifferently?


and answer your question..
not only ally faction.. that's max ally which means "you and true spirit faction could not possibly get any better"
that you can get the child's tear to COM and kill that Iksar
But for me ... i think step by step to do is better than repeatin some parts again and again..
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