This was one of the quests that was revealed through the d20 Everquest Role-Playing Game.
You say, 'A new breed of shadowed man walks Norrath. What can you tell me of the deathspeakers?'
Ssynthi says 'Ah, so the deathspeakers have decided to reveal themselves again. They are beings who claim they are closer to the realms of the dead than any other known race, and they have been known to rally the shadowed men in times when they deem other races to be dabbling too much in the powers of death and rebirth. Just as shadowed men as a whole despise those of us who follow Solusek Ro because they deem all of magic to have sprung from themselves.'
You say, 'Could it concern the Burning Dead's plan to resurrect Marnek?'
Ssynthi says 'Marnek, you say?! I admit that rumors have come to me concerning an alliance between the Temple of Ro and the Burning Dead, and perhaps this is the goal of that union. I must therefore act, for who knows the shadowed men better than I? But I cannot leave this place right now. Will you help me in this task?'
You say, 'I will help you.'
Ssynthi says 'Then take this and collect within the drops of shadow that spill when a deathspeaker is killed. There will be a deathspeaker wherever shadowed men can be found, but even more important is the location of Ytyrs the Reborn. His shadow must be collected as well. And have care not to mix this shadow stuff with drink lest you unleash a dangerous magic.'
You receive an 8-slot Cauldron of Shadow Essence. Go to each of the shadowed men camps (locations needed):
A rare drop at each camp is a Vial of Shadow. Each vial identifies differently:
Innothule Swamp - Shadow of the first Deathspeaker
Nektulos Forest - Shadow of the second Deathspeaker
Lavastorm Mountains - Shadow of the third Deathspeaker
Lesser Faydark - Shadow of the fourth Deathspeaker
South Karana - Shadow of the fifth Deathspeaker
Commonlands - Shadow of the sixth Deathspeaker
Kithicor Forest - Shadow of the seventh Deathspeaker
Find Ytyrs the Reborn in the Rathe Mountains at -750, -1580. Kill it to spawn Ytyrs Reborn, who spawns with several of "a minion of Ytyrs." Kill Ytyrs Reborn for the eighth Vial of Shadow, which identifies as "Shadow of Ytyrs the Reborn."
Combine the eight vials in the cauldron to craft a Concoction of Shadow and give that to Ssynthi to receive a Penumbral Rod, an item with 3 charges of Shadow Burst.
Reward: Penumbral Rod Gather Symbols of Mistmoore(Normal):
Vyril Nightfire may be found in a secret room (behind a door) off of the graveyard at -55, +305, -235. Be warned: if you go in the cubby with him and the door closes behind you, you will need to gate unless someone can open the door from the outside for you. All dialogue can be performed while standing outside his door.
Low Ally faction with Ring of Scale did not merit the giving of the quest from him.
You say, 'Hail, Vyril Nightfire'
Vyril Nightfire says 'What is it you come here for? If it is to finish me off you may do so. Isn't that after all what your [kind] does so freely?'
You say, 'My kind?'
Vyril Nightfire says 'I would think that someone with the stink that emanates from you would know of my kind when you see one. I can still smell the blood on you from kiling my [kin]. If I had the power to, I would rip you limb from limb.'
You say, 'Your kin?'
Vyril Nightfire says 'Come now. Still have you not figured it out? I was sent here to check out the disturbance that we had heard of. I was a fool to not value what kind of oppenant I may face here. The [Vampires] here are of a different breed than any we have seen before.'
You say, 'What about these Vampires?'
Vyril Nightfire says 'Yes, they have grown much stronger than the last time I had to face them. If only the others were here. We would bring their numbers down by the thousands in the blink of an eye. Why do you still stand here? Do you wish to [aid] my kind now?'
You say, 'I will aid your kind.'
Vyril Nightfire says 'Hmm, if that is the case bring back four of the symbols that some of them wear. Put a fear in their black hearts that will let them know that their existence will soon be over.'
Symbols of Mistmoore are a random drop in and around the castle. Turn in four of the symbols:
Vyril Nightfire says 'You have done what I have asked but I do not think that I trust you yet. Soon, I may have more work for you. Also know that it will continue to give me joy in seeing their black blood on further symbols you bring me.'
Your faction standing with Ring of Scale got better.
Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards got worse.
Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore got worse.
Your faction standing with Venril Sathir got worse.
You gain experience!!
Need minimum faction required to get quest, drop information, and follow-up quests if any.Solusek's Flower(Normal):
Ssynthi may be found at -55, +385, in the graveyard behind the mausoleum. He is on Temple of Solusek Ro faction.
You say, 'Hail Ssynthi.'
Ssynthi says, 'I am Ssynthi, [Warder of Ro]. Would you do a simple [service] for me?'
You say, 'A Warder of Ro?'
Ssynthi says, 'I have renounced by ties to the shadowed men and become a follower of the one true flame, Solusek Ro. I have hopes that one day my brethren will see the errors of their ways and cease their mindless war.'
You say, 'What service can I do for you?'
Ssynthi says, 'The body of my true love lies within this tomb. I seek a token to remember her by - the flower which lies atop her coffin. I would get it myself, but the tomb is warded against my kind. Since I can not enter, I ask you to fetch it for me.'
The Flower is a ground spawn that looks like a bag atop a coffin inside a tomb near the LDoN entrance in Lesser Faydark, at -26, +376. Give it to Ssynthi.
Ssynthi says, 'Thank you. Since you have done me a service with no thought of reward, I offer you this small token of my favor.'
Your faction standing with Temple of Sol Ro got better.
Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
You gain experience!!
You receive a Scepter.