Coldain Books of Tactics  

Status: Incomplete

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Era:Scars of Velious
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Feb 27 20:03:50 2001
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
You say, 'hail Gkrean Prophet of Tallon'

Gkrean Prophet of Tallon says 'You have entered the sacred temple of Tallon Zek. This is the Temple of Tactics, where we teach what must be done to achieve goals in the most efficient manner.

You say, 'will you teach me?'

Gkrean Prophet of Tallon says 'I cannot teach one of your kind the arts of war. I must teach the other Kromzek at this time. If you were to serve the Temple of Tactics I might consider giving you a few words of wisdom.

You say, 'I will serve the temple of tatics'

Gkrean Prophet of Tallon says 'The great father of war, Rallos Zek, wishes the destruction of the inferior race known as the Coldain. As the high priest of Tallon Zek, I see that they use great tactics to evade destruction. Find the ones who teach these tactics to the other Coldain and bring back the books that contain the ancient Coldain tactics and strategies. Do not waste my time without a scroll or book that those tiny beasts hold.

There seem to be several books of tactics that drop randomly from Coldains. It may be that each gives a set of rewards, or that the rewards are from a random table for any given book.

Here are the ones I know:

Brell's Divine Strategy - resulted in the Bracer of Sacrifice. Also resulted in Gauntlets of Iron Tactics.

War Tactics of the Frostreavers - (reward?)

Need all dialogues (these are transcripts), faction hits, items that work and list of corresponding rewards.

Submitted by: Kabal UDL
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Where is the Prophet
# Feb 04 2001 at 2:06 PM Rating: Default
I got the book of Brells Divine tactics, and my faction with Storm Giants is finally Amiable. But I can't find this NPC. Is it even still in Kael? Where does he hang out? Thanks.
RE: Where is the Prophet
# Feb 16 2001 at 7:01 PM Rating: Default
Gkrean the Prophet is in a room behind the arena. If you print a map out of Kael you'll see an area on the map saying to Castle area, go in this direction and you will find the arena.
how to reraise faction?
# Feb 02 2001 at 5:57 PM Rating: Default
how can you reraise your faction with the dwarfs if you want to get the guantlets but you still want to keep the faction with dwarfs? any suggestions besides buying them? If you know what i can kill to get faction with the dwarfs back PLEASE tell me!
RE: how to reraise faction?
# Mar 01 2001 at 3:27 AM Rating: Default
Kill the giants who give the quest and hope they spawned with the Guantlets. Giants are on 3 hour spawn with Placeholders Takes 2 groups Min with a Monk or 2 pulling.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 31 2001 at 4:27 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I agree with manmige!!!
One is Tallon, One is Vallon...
# Jan 18 2001 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
The circlet of Tallon is the quest one, circlet of Vallon is tha one that drops off that giant (forgot his name, but he is lvl 55). So you would think the tallon circlet would be alot easier to get eh? well supposedly verant nerfed the drop rate of the books of tactics greatly. Just thought i'd clear this mishap up.
# Jan 13 2001 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
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I agree with previous post i was taking camp for exp, factions and items. Right after patch i got one brell's book and since then i have killed this things for 12 hours with no more books quest now sucks. Just wish i hadn't sold my guatns.
# Jan 11 2001 at 3:21 PM Rating: Default
Well, after the patch on 1/9/01 you can forget this quest. I had been killing the coldain camp with the 3 missionaries for about 2 weeks for exp and to do this quest for faction with Tormax. I was getting Brell's Divine Strategy about every 15-20 kills and had gotten the War Tactics of the Coldain once. Had killed probably around 500 of the little buggers and done the quest 20-30 times. The day of the patch I spent about 10 hours at the camp, killed around 90 missionaries. Got 0 Brell's divine strategy (should have gotten 4-6) and 1 War Tactics. They nerfed the drop rate on the books to make this quest pointless. If you want Tormax faction from quests, looks like you are going to have to buy it (supply runs).
RE: Nerfed
# Jan 14 2001 at 5:18 AM Rating: Default
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What camp has 3 missionaries? Only camp I have found is where dobbin crossaxe spawns and that has only 1 missionary.
# Jan 04 2001 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I just turned in my Brell's book i got from the single spawn of missionary in EW. Took about 6 hours of camping missionary to get book and about 12 more hours of kiling coldain warriors in EW to get up factions. Finished quest with warmly to kromrif and very high amiable to Kromzek. Hope this helps all and guant also seem to be common, with bracer and hat uncommon and book of tactics rare.
Faction problem
# Dec 31 2000 at 11:54 PM Rating: Default
Can Ikasr go into this city and KOS without any faction?
And is there any quest good for Iksar(around lvl 36) which can let us bank there?
RE: Faction problem
# Jan 02 2001 at 3:35 AM Rating: Default
Your best bet as Iksy is to do the Coldain head quest for the kromrif recruiter. With him you will be aprehensive usualy. unless you already killed some giants. Each head you turn in brings your faction up a bunch. 6 heads brought me from dubious to indiff. Heads drop off any coldain. At L36 you will probly need a group for most of the dwarfs. Start with the Coldain wolfmasters out front of Turdagin, the tracking wolfs give faction too. tho no heads.

Mixxcotl L43 Iksar Monk, Anoye Ro
What Coldians?
# Dec 28 2000 at 3:40 AM Rating: Default
Has anybody found certain coldians that drop the books more than others? I want to know this so I don't waste my time killing the wrong ones. Or is the drop just random from all Coldians?
RE: What Coldians?
# Dec 29 2000 at 7:33 PM Rating: Default
The one that I managed to get dropped from a Coldain Missionary in East Wastes.
RE: What Coldians?
# Dec 30 2000 at 11:19 AM Rating: Default
i killed the missionary.. was a tuff fight for a 44 druid... got him to 1/3 hp and he CHed so i unagroed and started over... charmed a mammoth and gave it the lvl 44 buff.. VERY good pet buff gives 70% haste and 50str... pet kicked the dorfs *** alone =)
RE: What Coldians?
# Mar 18 2001 at 12:10 PM Rating: Default
Lol, good fight... but why don't u just charm a mammoth then ?
more random
# Dec 26 2000 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
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fyi, i turned in my second brell book last night, got gauntlets of iron tactics in return. Also I remember hearing this weekend as a big group was killing the temple area, something dropped the circlet of tallon back there... so the loot is winnable by killing the 55+ giants back there as well as doing this quest.
reward random
# Dec 23 2000 at 7:56 AM Rating: Default
I turned in book of Brell and book of Frostreaver today, got back book of tactics and bracer of avoidance. So the reward must surely be random, back to the book hunting to get the circlet for me. and to answer my own question, duh semkek in vallon temple is for the tactics of dragons quest. As for faction, I was amiably and not able to get the quest from gkrean, did a couple quests (letter to lieutenant korif, supplies to eastwaste) and came back, still amiable but able to get the quest.
brell -> gauntlets of iron tactics, frostreaver -> circlet o
# Dec 22 2000 at 2:04 AM Rating: Default
eqlizer posted more info on this quest today, sorry to promote them but trying to pass along the info. It seems the book of Brell mentioned above when handed in can get you the Gauntlest of Iron Tactics, really sweet I think. This differs from the other reward posted here, wonder if the reward is random from some table? Still trying to get the quest though even with frost warmly and storm amiably, did the GD supplies quest too but that didn't help yet. btw Gkrean is in the temple of Tallon Zek behind the arena, careful cause that's right across the way from the temple of Rallos Zek, check the cons on everything and beware "Derakor the Vindicator", he guards the statue of Rallos and hits for 600's.

Also note Semkak Prophet of Vallon is next door to the Tallon temple, he gives more quests that I'm not sure I've heard of yet...
dark Ellves
# Dec 22 2000 at 12:29 AM Rating: Default
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are dark elves able to do this quest, are we kOS to prophet???
book and faction
# Dec 21 2000 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I got the Brell's Divine Strategy book as rare drop off a coldain missionary in EW. I hear thats where you get all of them. As far as getting your faction higher with the storms... coldains and the head quest didn't seem to move storm faction near as much as a little bit of fighting in skyshrine did. I'm warmly with frost, amiable with storm. There are still several quests that storms will not give me. Also, I've done several King Tormax faction quests and they still scowl at me.
frostreaver tactics -> circlet of tallon
# Dec 21 2000 at 6:24 PM Rating: Default
eqlizer has this quest listed as resulting in Circlet of Tallon if you hand in the Frostreaver Tactics book, not the "book of tactics" you have listed currently.
RE: frostreaver tactics -> circlet of tallon
# Dec 22 2000 at 5:18 AM Rating: Default
I am the one that got the book of tactics and I got it by handing in the frostreaver tactics book.

I worship Rallos Zek and am an Ogre SK with Warmly faction, was kindly at the time I handed in the frostreaver book. The result was the book of tactics. It is ranged only item.

-Reipin Pillage
RE: frostreaver tactics -> circlet of tallon
# Dec 21 2000 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
75 posts
perhaps the rewards vary. not many people have completed this quest yet.
Another book and reward
# Dec 21 2000 at 9:50 AM Rating: Default
Found a book entitled "Brell's Divine Strategy" from Coldain in the Eastern Wastes. I handed this book in and did receive an award and faction adjustments.

Bracer of Sacrifice
-5AC -2STR 1CHA 6WIS -20HP

Aptly named as it would be a real sacrifice to wear.

The quest giver does mention "books" so perhaps other types can be found and the reward more useful.

Da Trull
# Dec 19 2000 at 1:47 AM Rating: Default
Any idea where Gkrean prophet is located and what faction he is on? I am amiable to storm giants and kindly to frost. However, I have not worked on my faction with the King yet. I have managed to find a no drop book that is probably what he wants called Tactics of the Frostreavers off of a coldain. Once I manage to find this guy I will let everyone know what happens.
# Dec 19 2000 at 8:12 AM Rating: Default
How did you get your faction to amiably with storm guards... I have warmly faction with the frost and dubious to the storm giants until recently I just got to apprehensively to the storm guards...
RE: Chaaron
# Dec 19 2000 at 6:56 AM Rating: Default
Which coldain did this book come off of?
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