Mountains of Rathe  

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Continent: Antonica
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Level Range: 1 - 35
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This large mountain range is now home to the exiled Frogloks of Gukta. The Frogloks share their new home with a host of lizardmen; undead; clans of orcs, bandits, and druids; and sphinxes. Not able to withstand the influx of Frogloks, the hill giants and cyclopses retreated to the northeastern area of the Rathe Mountains.
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Zone Level Chart
# Feb 13 2014 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
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There are level 1 mobs in the mountains of rathe.

Shouldn't the chart include level 1s for that zone?
feel bad for newbies
# Oct 02 2008 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I can understand Sony for trying to tie in the quest for SoD but why would you put such high agro mobs in a starting city for is not right.Shame on them & feel pity for all the newbie frog corpses that will litter the campment now
level of guards
# Jun 29 2008 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
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there is no way any of these guards are level 20. i took my 61 necro there, along with a level 57 pet, and just made it out of there in time. minus my pet.
spiderlings
# May 19 2008 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
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In the Froglok village there are "a domesticated spiderling"s roming around, i always farm them for silks.

PROS
1. easy to kill
2. they are plentful
3. they don't lower faction
4. in one area so u know where to look.

CONS
1. need to have good faction to hunt there


in the end, good place to farm silks.
Faction
# Mar 31 2008 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
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NE1 Know of a way to raise faction with the merchants in Rathe?
foraging
# Nov 23 2007 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know why i keep forging Basalisk eggs here? And what are they used for?
foraging
# Nov 23 2007 at 10:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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Anyone know why i keep forging Basalisk eggs here? And what are they used for?


Basilisk Eggs.
New Possible spawn loc for Jboots mob
# Feb 15 2007 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
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The area nearby the spawn point (previously posted) might not be exactly right, of course i could be wrong too....but here it is this is the new location of Hasten Bootstruter:

+2884.14,-1889.28 is the location that we believe is his spawn point.. the previous location is +3034,-1826 which is really close to the one that I gave so they are all in the same area....
New Frog SHD
# Dec 30 2006 at 8:00 PM Rating: Good
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Just started a froglok shadowknight. Never been to Mountains for Rathe, and I'm in the Plane of Knowledge after running him through the tutorial. What's the safest way for a level 10 to get to the shadowknight guildmaster in Mountains of Rathe from PoK?
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New Frog SHD
# Jan 27 2007 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
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purchase inviz potion in bazaar, and inviz yourself to get through zone untouched,, but more than one potion,,, sometimes their effects drop unexpectedly
New Frog SHD
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Rhyaki wrote:
Just started a froglok shadowknight. Never been to Mountains for Rathe, and I'm in the Plane of Knowledge after running him through the tutorial. What's the safest way for a level 10 to get to the shadowknight guildmaster in Mountains of Rathe from PoK?


Take the portal book to Gukta.

Edited, Dec 31st 2006 8:48am by Fleven
corpse loot missing
# Jul 03 2006 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Could anyone tell me what happened? I was killed in MOR. I came back and got killed again before I could complete my corpse search and loot. The third time I was successful, but when I found my corpse I /corpsedrag the body to the Inn and when I loot it I discover that some of my prized possesions are missing. A eternal compound bow and several other items of gear from the corpse. I went to POK and examined all of my bags and inventory, not there. Went back to the MOR inn but the body was not there either. Did I do something wrong or can anyone tell me how this could have occured?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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level 30 beastlord soloing??
# Oct 02 2005 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
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i have been hunting in dsp (dawnshourd peeks) and waanted to know if i would be able to hunt here yet am i too low if so where should i go because dsp is filled with dark blue who run the whole zone till u kill them (i need moeny for a way better weapon) and reds where should i go for money and exp with a 30 beastlord (ktorsa) should i try to grop here till 35 or what??
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RE: level 30 beastlord soloing??
# Jan 24 2006 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
You could solo here jsut watch agro. Hunt where the gypsy camp is. Go past the merchant huts to find the gypsy's where the Ldon guy is. You will find gaints skellys and Cyclop. Both where dark blue to my 30 necro. I agroed a cyc and out my pet on it. A skelly followed and I died. But since you are a fighter you could do it. And once you hit your high 30's-40's look for a group to do Hg's. They will give good exp till about 49 and plat out the *** granted there are no high levels in the zone. You could even duo with a druid. Have the druid snare,root,and dot. Send your pet in a couple times and you will have a hg kill. Once you can get a Druid with Kei things will be easy.

I did this with a Ranger from 40-49 solo.
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Hasten, Maldyn et. al.
# Aug 29 2005 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
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With the Guktan invasion of Rath Mountains, several key mobs have been moved from their traditional places/pathing.

Most notably, the hill giants are moved to the plataeu in the Northeast section (hang a right from the Feerrott entrance). This is also the spawn point for Hasten Bootstrutter's cycle. Notables on the cycle include Maldyn the Unkempt and Brother Zephyl. Hasten/PH wil spawn in the FAR WEST of this section and proceed west THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN. Best to set up in the canyon on the other side to catch him or his PHs. He then tracks west through the Northwest section and does a tour there, comes back eventually to the crossroads area by Feerrott. He then turns into the new hill giant area and back to his start.


What I have been doing (I need to spawn Brother Zephyl) is setting up in the canyon, tracking. Once you get the cycle, it is hard to miss it as it will pop at the top of the list (druid track).
Kill any 'a drake' you see. They will pop into the canyon from the other side of the mountain.

So far I have been able to spawn Hasten 3 or 4 times, Maldyn once, and many 'a drake's. I am guessing that once dead, the next spawn is like 4 minutes (didn't time it). Still waiting for Zephyl but conventional wisdom says he is on the same cycle.
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I was just trying to find some information on the new quests now that the forgs have been deported ot the rathe mountains. I have a froggie necro and was wondering about his new armour quests. I have started them but then the trail went cold after they tell me to go talk to the elder. He gives me this long quest about picking up 3 pieces of a fallen frogloks sword and bringing them back to him to learn how to use some sort of illusion. I have a feeling that is not part of my newbie armor quest. If anyone has done the necro newbie armor quests please feel free to post the info. Thanks all.
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Hill giants hill
# Aug 16 2005 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
If your looking for hill giants in RM, EDIT: they are in the ne corner by the pallies.

Edited, Sat Aug 27 08:19:47 2005
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RE: Hill giants hill
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The Hill Giants were moved to the north eastern part of RM where the Pally Ro quests are given.
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Ambushed quest
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Ambushed quest
# Aug 15 2005 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
I have been doing the PoK Newbie armor quests.. the one in question is the 6th one, called "AMBUSHED". I have completed all the tasks but one, and that is to get dark totems off of Lizardmen bandits, according to Allakhazam here there are no lizardmen bandits in Rath. anyone know if they are now in the zone or is the quest nerfed? thanx =)
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RE: Ambushed quest
# Aug 16 2005 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
Try Lizardmen Robbers. They drop the Dark Totems.
They are found just south from Ferrott zone, west of Undead.
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# Jul 30 2005 at 9:37 AM Rating: Good
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Lol, in mid-2005 this zone is still heavily camped at the HG's. But, never see any druids there anymore (I love druids, that was one of my first chars). Unfortunately, it is still mianly camped by high level farmers...I am usually there with my lvl 33 cleric and my bro's lvl 34 shammy and it can still be a fight for HG's...and oddly enough, every one I have ever seen there have been very nice...not the usual fights over KS's or any other rudeness....why this zone only?
Unknown area in RM
# Jul 20 2003 at 2:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok, I have been exploring RM and found an are by Zaza the sphinx that looks like it could be an entrance to a dungeon. When you look at the front it has blue flames to the left and right with a path down the middle that leads to what could be a door but it is a wall. There are also two hands that have flames in the palms of them to the left and right of the could be entrance. Now there are some emblems all around it and one on the very top of the entrance and when you click it, it says you are too far to reach but you get close and you can not get anything out of it or even close enough to reach it. If you look in the blue flames it apears that they are actually skelly bones that are on fire, and they move!! I found a wall that you can click and it moves, but there is not apparent reason as to why. I have looked all over the web and found nothing on this area of RM. Unfortunetly everyone is too worried about the HG's to even go looking around. I dont know if this is something to do with LDoN, but it has been there for a long time cause I do remember seeing it along time ago just after PoP came out. Wonder if it is a dungeon or a puzzle of some sort. Has to be something cause they went ot alot of trouble to just put some scenery in the back part of a zone that hardly anyone would find. I personally think it is one of the coolest things I have found in Norath to date.

If anyone knows anything or has already figured this out please post something. Till then I will continue to try and figure this out.

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RE: Unknown area in RM
# Jul 15 2004 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I have seen this too! Every floating symbol is like a key, and when you are close enough it does nothing... I am trying different combinations of rings, and i have noticed every one is different, like a riddle, so i AM going to solve it.
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RE: Unknown area in RM
# Jul 26 2005 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
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probably a zone they have yet to add or changed their mind about adding. There is a place in shadeweavers thicket that seems to lead to another zone but is a dead end and is guarded by "firefall" mobs on the north side of the zone. Someone told me that this was planned to be added in later but I don't know when later is. Maybe rathe mountians is the same? I have been there and check it out a while ago and stop by once in a while. Now that the war is brewing I wonder...going to check next expansion. I was guessing that it may have to do with the 2 sphinxs but working on their faction takes for ever and they don't say hi. since one is guarding the "shrine" I have been killing the other for faction. Also the symbols on the "shrine" ar located in other places around norrath. They are in towers like the one in the oasis of marr. Their meaning is about the gods of norrath. In the center is the symbol of Veeshan. The 3 symbols in the circle are gods who are trying to keep the wurm queen in check and the 4 outside are other gods too. Supposely it has to do with the prophesy of trakanon but then I have seen those symbols else where in my travels. I wish I had the link but I lost it some time ago when my hard drive went berzerk. btw, what wall moves? Here's a nother riddle...in Timourous Deep there is a shrine in the south west corner of the zone that holds a port to each city. On each port is symbol of the city. The port is one way and when you get to teh city you can click on the stone but it says you need a key. What key?

Here's a link about the sphinx...http://bhur.silverwordz.com/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=25
but not much help.

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soloing
# Jun 15 2003 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
does anyone know if a 38 ranger can solo in this zone very well. Thanks
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RE: soloing
# Nov 20 2004 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, my 41 Ranger was less than admirably equipped, and I got my nether regions handed to me within minutes of solo hunting HG's... stupid skeletons kept jumping me when I wasn't looking. My question is this: Is there someplace better for solo cash farming at around level 40? PST
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plat changed to gold?
# Jan 07 2003 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
Hunted HGs last night, killed 20 made less than 100pp, including everything they droped such as FS weapons. Double digit pp is gone, replaced by double digit gp....
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RE: plat changed to gold?
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They not nerfed.. Just highly variable! Got as little as 10 gold, as much as close to 60pp from various giants. The only problem are the druids who run around rooting and dotting multiple giants at a time..

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RE: plat changed to gold?
# May 08 2003 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
They didn't get nerfed. Will probably be about 10 posts saying the same thing as this one about the drops. Oh well. As for those druids being a problem. Hmmmm, they are able to quad kite, so they do. They are able to handle more than one at a time, so they do. With all the zones available now, due to 5 expansions, people still complain about overcamped Hill Giants, or quading them. Goodness Gracious, how about moving to another zone and make mad cash there. There are many zones now that can make you alot of money. Heck, if your in your 30s, go to Dawnshroud Peaks and hunt the Tribals for exp. Then when you have multiple bags of acrylia, go to the bazaar and make a killing selling it. As a 39 level Mage, arent the HGs almost light blue to you. You cant be getting too much exp from them. So, if you think about it, arent you "farming" here anyway. Wouldnt that make you as bad as those who quad the giants. I could be wrong about the level on them, but I think I remember them turning light blue to me when I hit 40, not sure tho. I mean really, how many zones are there now? If its just money you want to make, then head to Ulthork Beach in Vel and farm tusks for turn in at CS. Selling the gems can make a hefty profit. If you have a higher level toon, then head to Umbral Plains and hunt Elysians, their gems= good money as well. I could go on for quite a while about good loot zones, but you probably get the idea by now, hopefully.

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RE: plat changed to gold?
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In the mid-30's, some are still even or yellow, so no, at 45 the HGs aren't light blue to the Magician.
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RE: plat changed to gold?
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yeah these definitely got nerfed recently
RE: plat changed to gold?
# Feb 13 2003 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Yep, you had bad luck; I killed my first two HG's ever this week, one was Dark Blue to me at 34, he dropped 40pp, second was Red, my split (with one other in group) was 2pp.

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You had bad luck.
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RE: plat changed to gold?
# Apr 29 2003 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
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ive made loads of money in a group with a 31st lvl cleric with a druid or something like that (higher lvl of course), and sometimes they drop 40 (or even 50!)pps, and sometimes they drop 10 gold. There is a rumour that there are high lvl rogues going arround the area and pickpocketing the giants, so people dont get money. Im not sure myself. I just think that its the luck for each kill, but they (on the whole) are **** good money.
Hunting HG's in Rathe
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Yup, great money. Yup, good XP. But I've yet to be there when there weren't at least 3 druids quadding Giants. You WILL be KS'd (and 90% of the time it's purely accidental) and you WILL accidently KS someone. The giants are big enough that conning them at a distance won't give you an accurate picture of their HP bar.

Some hints: hit your /assist when you con a mob. If they've been rooted or otherwise attaakted your target will change. And a GREAT hint for Bards and other charmers: use Charm to pull. No one can take your pull when it's your pet. Although I did have a horrible argument with someone who had been trying to nuke my pet Hill Giant for a minute and hadn't noticed that none of them were landing!

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plat is nerfed plzzzzzzzzz
# Oct 27 2002 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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i hunted here at 49 on 10/26/02 and made 1100pp in 2 hours....772 pp....1300 gp....and about 200pp worth of fine stell...some was 2pp and some wer 47 pp...seems i may get 2pp for like 2 or 3 mobs then i would get 40pp plus for like 3or 4 amd planning on staying a week...what it is..if there is more than 11 or 12 peeps in zones mobs just hard to get to fast and if all u get is 2pp per kill then u just hav extreme bad luck friend
Uber plat
# Oct 15 2002 at 3:32 PM Rating: Good
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This zone rocks for cash :). You MUST be prepared to have kills stolen. Dont sweat it, other giants will pop and you WILL accidently steal someones giant due to random location of pops and rough terrain. I made 4,000pp this weekend soloing hill giants. I was a 45th level paladin with argent defender and decent armor and of course KEI :).

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RE: Uber plat
# Oct 15 2002 at 5:11 PM Rating: Excellent
Yes, which is why the zone is often full of lvl 50+ characters farming the Hill Giants.

The Ice Giants in Everfrost drop the same coin, but are static spawns and don't wander and are ALWAYS camped. It seems that most giants (not Mountain, Storm, or Frost though) drop up to 40plat, and are the best source of cash in the whole game. I kind of wish Verant would put more cash on higher level mobs, so that these guys would be more available to players of the appropriate level.
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RE: RE: Uber plat
# Apr 29 2003 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
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i have hunted the frost giants in the great divide with a lvl 30 cleric (in a group obviously) and apart from the occasional velium sword or giant beard the loot was terrible. Really, really bad. Just keep to rathe =)
34 shammy
# Oct 11 2002 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Should a 34 shammy come here ro just stay in OT(ooverthere)? Thanks.
RE: 34 shammy
# Oct 11 2002 at 3:35 PM Rating: Excellent
I presume you mean finding ledge groups in OT? Ledge groups in OT are probably safer and more reliable. You're closer to the zone line and on the edge of the zone at the same time, and there are usually several groups nearby and pleanty of MoBs.

Hill Giants here drop about the best plat in the game (same as Ice Giants, I've see them drop up to 40pp), and are about lvls 33-37, so they would be good exp with a group. However, since they drop so much cash, they are very heavily camped, oftem by lvl 50+ characters who just want the money.

When I went here as a shammy in my 30's, I'd get frustrated trying to find somehting to hunt if the Hill GIants were camped. So I ended up staying in the OT until I was high enough level to hit the Dreadlands.
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General Comments
# Oct 04 2002 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
First
This zone is a Level 30 plus zone. Anything less than that is just a TRAIN! waiting to happen.

Second
The place is full of druids because it is a great place (finally) for us to solo (around 40) and get both XP and loot. Lots of people in this zone dis drOOds for not killing place holders, for trains, KS (we don't need to KS) and all the while sending tells for SoW, ports, tracking...

In most zones Druids are little more than medically trained servants to be used and given orders. This is a nice change. Don't forget to root AND ensnare first or you will have a train of your own.

Be safe and try to have a little fun.
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RE: General Comments
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First:) Druids tend to be the conductors of the choo choo trains.

Second:) No one likes Droods because most tend to be Kill Swooping, Smack Talking , Lazy , Greedy lil $hits who never killed a lizard PH in their life.

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RE: General Comments
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I am a druid and I found your colorful description of us rather hilarious. Yes we are loved and hated. I've got a stump you can hug...
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# Aug 19 2002 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
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What is up with these? I was surprised one day to see a running blue con to a 56 Unkempt druid by their area in mountains of rathe.

It was an "unkempt fanatic." So, though I was kindly to them, I decided to use my druid epic dot on it. I got the post luclin "immune to run change" thing that irritates me. She then stopped and just kept casting on me. I stopped and just kept nuking. After nuking for a time, with most doing half damage of 383 or so, I got closer and her health had hardly moved. I also noticed that she never ran up to melee me or anything, though she was threaten at that point. I kept nuking and she never did run over to hit me and finally she abruptly ran off, still at nearly full health.

Either she is bugged or meant to be screwy. What is she for?
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RE: Unkempt Fanatic.. for anything???
# Sep 23 2002 at 6:22 PM Rating: Decent
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She's a GM. When they do this GM event, all the Unkempts in the zone are increased in lvl to around 45 or so, then the mass of them slaughters the 2 sphinx's (who are also GM's at that point). If you help either of the sphinx's and they live, you get "rewarded" with good faction with that phoenix and some kewl gears.

And yes, you can save BOTH of them and get good faction with both.
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