Pristine Ore Samples(Normal):
This quest starts in Steamfont at -1935, +1395, +105 with Metallurgist Mirakzin, a gnome who wanders from the entrance to Ak'Anon out around the kobold camps north of the druid rings.
You say 'Hail, Metallurgist Mirakzin'
Metallurgist Mirakzin says 'Quickly! I need your [help]!'
You say, 'What help?'
Metallurgist Mirakzin says 'I just received a sample of a new ore mined by the pirates of Broken Skull Rock. Unfortunately, it is not pure enough to conduct the needed experiments. I need several Pristine Ore Samples from within the mines. Are you willing to help me in return for a [favor]?'
You say, 'I will do you a favor.'
Metallurgist Mirakzin says 'Bah! Don't worry. You'll be rewarded well. Take this Sealed Sack and get three samples. Make sure to combine them. I wouldn't want the samples to oxidize like the last ones.'
At this point he hands you a 4-slot sack. You must go to the Torgiran Mines, obtain three Pristine Ore Samples, and combine them in this sack. The result is a Sealed Ore Sack that you return to Mirakzin.
Metallurgist Mirakzin says 'Hmm. It LOOKS like the samples survived. I will, however, have to test them. But you've done well I suppose. Here. Take this as payment.'
Returning the samples will get you the reward of a 5-charge Mana Shield potion, called Encased Mnemonic Vapor. There are no faction hits or experience associated with the quest.
Reward: Encased Mnemonic Vapor The Telescope(Normal):
This quest has been fixed as of the May 2018 patch.
Brona Frugrin can be found in a small house in the North-Northeast section of Steamfont Mountains, past the windmills. Location 1583, -256.
You say, 'Hail, Brona Frugrin'
Brona Frugrin says, 'Well met, Bobbybick! What brings you out this way? Are you interested in becoming an observer? No, you look like the adventuring type. The wilds of the Steamfont Mountains is as far as my body goes. But through my [duties] as an observer, my mind travels the cosmos.
Indifferent or better faction (what faction?) is required to receive further prompts.
You say, 'duties'
Brona Frugrin says, 'Well, I am quite an accomplished enchanter but most of my time now is spent crafting the magical lenses that enable us to see beyond the ceiling of Norrath and into other realms and dimensions. Say, in your travels have you encountered any [evil eyes]?'
You say, 'evil eyes'
Brona Frugrin says, 'Evil eyes are dangerous creatures of great magical power. You will know one if you see one. There is a rumor that somewhere on Antonica there lives a powerful evil eye by the name of Borxx. I believe that with the lens from her eye and some expert tinkering, I could create a device that will enable me to observe the gods themselves in their native planes. If you were to bring me this lens, the Eldritch Collective would reward you greatly.'
Borxx is a rare evil eye that spawns in Runnyeye, get the Evil Eye Lens from her and bring it back to Brona.
Upon Hand in:
Brona Frugrin says, 'Not only did you find Borxx but you were able to slay her as well?! You are truly a champion of great skill. This lens of Borxx's will greatly aid our research of other planes of existence. I have been authorized by the Eldritch Collective to offer you this Staff of the Observers. Carry it with pride.'
Your faction standing with Eldritch Collective has been adjusted by 15.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection has been adjusted by -2.
Your faction standing with The Dead has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers has been adjusted by 2.
Your faction standing with King Ak`Anon could not possibly get any better.
You gain party experience!