Keepers of the Art

In the High Elf City of South Felwithe can be found the Keepers of the Art. Three seperate guildhalls conencted by magic teleporters are set peacefully around a small lake. Kinool Goldsinger leads the Enchanters, Niola Impholder the Magicians, and Tarker Blazetoss the Wizards. The Keepers support the Elven King Tearis Thex and the Kelethin Rangers guild called Faydark's Champions. They are opposed to the Dark Elf necromancers and shadowknights of The Dead faction in Neriak.

The following quests require Keepers of the Art faction

Quest Name Minimum Faction Required Maximum Faction Allowed
Art Keepers Task Dubious
Bat Wings Indifferent
Black Wolf Skin Indifferent
Craft Keeper Final Task Apprehensive
Jeremy's Letter Dubious
The Mystic Cloak Dubious

Zones in which you can raise the faction

Zones in which you can lower the faction

NPCs you can kill to raise the faction

Quests you can do to raise the faction

NPCs you kill to lower the faction

Quests you do to lower the faction

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Easy faction quest
# Jul 29 2018 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I missed Keeper of the Art faction for Druid epic.

I bought 1000 batwings from Katha Firespinner in Commonlands - went to mage guild in Southern Felwithe. Found Niola Impholder. She has a quest (Bat Wings) the requires 4 batwings in exchange for 2 Faction hits to Keeper of the Art. Turned in 100 at a time.

Bat Wings gives these factions:
Your faction standing with Keepers of the Art has been adjusted by 2.
Your faction standing with King Tearis Thex has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Faydarks Champions has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with The Dead has been adjusted by -1.
Easy faction upgrade
# Dec 09 2017 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
131 posts
If you're a Druid and need to update Keepers of the Art faction quick, do the Jeremy's Letter quest.

Bind yourself at Elishia Leafrunner in Southern Felwithe. Port to Surefall Glade and run to Jaggedpine. Jeremy Leafrunner is pretty close to the Jadggedpine port in spot.

Keep Gate and Surefall Glade port both loaded to save time.

You can do one of these a minute, depending on how fast you zone. For every one you do, you get +10 to Keepers of the Art. I had to do it 11 times to get Amiable with Keepers of the Art. I conned Farios Elianos (standing next to Elishia) to test my faction with Keepers.

Another benefit to binding next to Elishia Leafrunner, is that you need to gate back there twice for the next two steps in the Druid Epic 1 quest.

Drudarn Canbakeit
Prexus (The Rathe)

Edited, Dec 9th 2017 3:33pm by Wreck
Human Druid
# Nov 24 2015 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
56 posts
Killed Gix (commonlands) 12 times, (also turned in 3k bone chips in clerics guild, don't know if that helped) and finally got indifferent
Human Druid
# Nov 25 2015 at 7:47 PM Rating: Excellent
4,580 posts
alienempire wrote:
Killed Gix (commonlands) 12 times, (also turned in 3k bone chips in clerics guild, don't know if that helped) and finally got indifferent

Kizdean Gix is reported as a +1 faction hit, so you got +12 from him (unless the faction information here is incorrect).

The 4 bone chip quests we have listed (under bone chips) are Kaladim, Cabilis, Felwithe and Qeynos... none of which appear to give Keepers of the Art faction hits. I'm not seeing a quest under bone chips that does, but maybe I'm missing something obvious?

Faction building and Repair
# Feb 21 2007 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent

A note to post for all of you interested in faction.....gaining AND repairing

(from a not-so-bright mage who killed Linara in Najena for epic)

I just verified this :))))

Shrouding down to a rogue - sneaking and hiding behind Niola AND doing the batwing quest works very well!!! Using the formula I found by this kind soul who posted this (below) in combination with the above website got me to warmly *comparitively* quickly (had killed in OOT, neriak and commons for hours and hours and still threateningly) Using this, went from threateningly to warmly with 1-2 hours. It is now INFINITELY faster as the wings stack to 100.
This post is wonderful and thank you!!!!:

(4 batwings to one faction point)

Posted: Feb 16th 2006 12:17am| IP: Logged | Reply... Reply to this
By: pblumeberg

2100 batwings = 525 faction hits. Amiable spans 400 points, kindly spans 250.

With many sighs of relief and one VERY happy mage who can once again go HOME without being killed! :)
Liav D'Unnar
# Dec 27 2006 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
Druid just killed Liav D'Unnar and it dont give faction to get better with Keeper of the Art :\

It gives different factions.
Liav D'Unnar
# Dec 27 2006 at 10:21 PM Rating: Excellent
6,998 posts
Cajunia wrote:
Druid just killed Liav D'Unnar and it dont give faction to get better with Keeper of the Art :\

It gives different factions.

Which factions?
Keepers of the Art Faction
# Apr 13 2006 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
I've been running around Neriak working on Keepers of the Art faction, found a mob that gives positive Keepers of the Art faction that isn't listed and needs to be added to the list. Name of mob is Razran F`Lok, he is found in Neriak Commons and paths right in front of Olavn N`Mar.
sick of batwings
# Jul 21 2005 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
Been doing batwing turnins for a few days now (nothing else I can do since I can't even spawn Faelin Bloodbriar due to the orc arm in gfay - her orc pawn PH doesn't even spawn! And only 4 centurians on track, the rest are the darn war mobs and kelethin guards. (I have /feedbacked on this - so lame to not let druids even really START their epic due to this darn event.)

Started at indifferent to Niola and the other guy. After about 320 bat wings, I'm still at amiable (I'm a halfling.) This is taking forever :-/
RE: sick of batwings
# Jun 01 2006 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
130 posts
As I stated under Niola's page...just turn yourself into a rogue (shroud), get your bat wings, get in your hide and sneak mode, get BEHIND Niola, and start handing in those bat wings. It takes a while depending on where you started with your faction, but hang in'll happen! ;-)

FYI: It took me approx. 4600 batwings to go from KOS to Threatening...still working on it! ;-)

Edited, Fri Jun 2 13:08:18 2006
# Feb 24 2005 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
I too mucked up my KoA faction while in Najena. I have managed to improve it somewhat through Gix, Jeremy's letter and the key turn ins in CB. Last night though I tried <again> the batwing turn in to Niola and she would not even accept them, "I have no need for those items". Is that quest no good anymore? She used to accept them from me and still be mad, now she just won't take them.

Sueil Magicaster
61 Mage
# Jan 27 2005 at 3:40 AM Rating: Decent
I was bored so i killed a few of the faction hit mobs in Nektulos, and now i have to do the orc slaver keys, cuz there are no other possible mobs to kill for faction, but i only killed a few so i should be fine after a few hours fo factioning...trying to do my epic and this is gonna slow me down bigtime, ALWAYS watch faction hits!
Another rant
# Sep 09 2004 at 3:49 PM Rating: Excellent
44 posts
Verant really really needs to address this - I'll be /petitioning every day. HIE 59 Magician. KOS to KoA now due to friggin epic piece in Najeena in 20's. Ever since then I have not been able to get past the friggin Enchanter in the portal room. Can't do any of the quests to raise faction since all the damned turn in points are behind this dorf. guess I'll start camping the Neriak guards. Gix camped for two weeks on and off for total of about 32 hours, got faction messages, faction never budged. hopefully the damned Neriak mobs will be better. or I'll continue my /petition rant with these dorks.

/end of rant

Sunnova 59 Magician - /em feels a bit better now.
Can't do batwing quest...
# Apr 10 2004 at 6:48 AM Rating: Default
I can't do the batwing quest! I'm only apprehensive (WE Ranger) and the stupid Niola Impholder tells me she'll do nothing to aid beings like me! What the hell!?

Anyone got any ideas?
RE: Can't do batwing quest...
# Feb 07 2005 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
It is possable to do the bat wing quest even at dubious i just did it what you do is hand her the wings then click hide or sneak behind i went from dub to indifferant with 300 bat wings, tho the guy in TD must want me to have amiable cause he says you have yet to prove yourself,, well it is better then telling me i am scum hehe
Dark Elf Wizard
# Jul 13 2003 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
Yep that is what I am, but the elves(except the rogues) all like me. Keepers so far was my hardest faction to raise. I killed Gix over and over, but no luck. It only got me from ready to attack to threatening. So it hit me. I had 5 boxes filled with bat wings. I baught Essence of Wood Elf. After 10 boxes of bat wing stacks a Dark Elf was apprehensive to Keepers. Down side is I have to find out why the wizard GM is the only one that won't talk to me, maybe the Dark Elves are never ment to use opposing Elven GMs. But I don't know for sure. Downside is The Dead, not my guild, hates me so bad and they have Spurned Iniate Caster guild stacked out so it's hard for me to go back to get supplies. Really don't like that. No other guild is like that. Darn Queen and her minions.
rdy to attack
# Jun 10 2003 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
my problem is much bigger. i want to rais faction with keepers of the art with the batwing quest but all NPCs in the caster guild corner in felwithe con ready to attack to kizdean the best solution to raise faction?

Druid, lvl 56
Keepers of the Art
# Feb 06 2003 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
I know this is long after you posted but Farios doesnt have a "hail" message, just give him the pot when he is amiable to you and he will send you on your way, I am dubious too and camped Kizdean Gix for 4 hours and didnt do jack which is complete bull sh**

Edited, Thu Feb 6 11:44:39 2003
Keepers Of The Art
# Dec 15 2002 at 2:00 AM Rating: Excellent
Ok, I was dubious to all these quest npc's in Felwithe.. I'm trying to work on my epic, and I have to deal with this guy in Timorous Deep, but he won't say anything nice to me. To fix faction, you do the batwing quest, but she wouldn't speak nicely to me either. So I killed Kizdean a bunch of times (15-30) and still dubious to these people. Then I discovered a letter quest between Felwithe and Jaggedpine.. Bind yourself next to the quest npc in Felwithe, and setup three hotkeys:

1. For Jeremy in JPF:
"I would be willing to deliver a letter to her."

2. For Elishia in Felwithe South:
"I wouldn't mind taking a letter back to him for you."

3. A backpack slot (for quick opening and closing with a number key).

Stay SoW'd, and run to the gemstone to port you to Jaggedpine Forest. In JPF, head south to a large campfire. Don't get excited about the flame graphics. One NPC is standing next to it, named Jeremy. Hit the first hotkey, and it should say that message for you (without the quotes!).

He gives you a letter. Cast Gate. Give letter to Elishia. Remember, I was dubious. Upon hailing, she doesn't have anything nice to say either. But she accepts the letter. Hey, why not? She at least thanks you, then spits in your face if you hail her again. Disconcerting as it is, press your second hotkey and she gives you the letter to take to Jeremy. Hit your third hitkey and drop it in the bottom-left slot. That is because I have a trackball mouse and you don't have to move the pointer if you have the windows lined-up when they open.. so that the slot in the backpack you place a letter will be directly above the GIVE button on the trade window. If you place your mousepointer properly, you only need to left-click and press escape as need be. When giving the letter for example, open backpack, pick it up, close backpack, and use your arrow keys to turn until the npc is under the pointer (leaving it anywhere near the middle of your screen is ideal). So just move the screen instead of the pointer. I was able to complete a full cycle of two letters in approx. 2 minutes. Do this 40 or 50 times, and you become apprehensive, then indifferent. Remember, dubious is a large range, the largest of all of the faction enumerations. Apprehensive was quick to pass through.. maybe 6 to 12 letters to Elishia.

Anyway, camo trick was nerfed. Can't sneak or hide, but maybe that still works. Wolf illusion is no longer an 'illusion' per se, since nobody's fooled. But once I hit indiff, Niola would talk to me, so I just set my bind point beside her then. Then I needed a friend who could buy the batwings from the female erudite in EC near WC.. Filled 3 ten slot backpacks, and kept another 2's worth, open. Gate. Hand in four stacks of 4 at a time. Don't try more than four per stack.. still counts as a stack of four. This can be multi-quested (I put in 3 stacks of 4, you put in one stack and get the xp and faction) so if you get down do 2 stacks left, give them anyway since they're cheap and if no-one already left 2 or more in there, they'll be there when you get back, and get down to your last 2 and get xp because of the time before. (phew)

Anyway.. This takes forever.. I'm now amiable to everyone (I think all of them.. likely no) but Farios (for the epic quest) won't respond to my hails. He stands beside Elishia. He is supposed to be amiable to you AND responsive b4 you give him the crushed pot. So I went through another 15 or so backpacks (150 stacks of 20) and still is amiable and not talking.. Going to continue, but its just annoying. Every 4by4 you hand in, you get back a scroll. You have to have a place for the scroll or else it slow syou down having to destroy it. Definately enable autodestroy for this..

Good luck,

Tebone Trojanman
55th level druid
Tunare server
RE: Keepers Of The Art
# Mar 25 2003 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
I this part of the epic last night.

-Niola has to be apprehensive or better in order to hand in the Bat Wings. (I gave her 300 of them which was probably overkill) raised my faction to amiable

-Farios does not have to talk to you to hand in the crushed pot, provisions etc..

Edited, Tue Mar 25 12:58:27 2003
RE: Keepers Of The Art
# Jan 05 2008 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
RE: Keepers Of The Art
# Jan 18 2003 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
I just endured this same faction problem. A ton of wings brought me from Dubious to Amiable. But on to the point - Farios would not talk to me - conned Amiable - but taking the risk I turned it in anyway. It worked. I received the Receipt, and Farios still has a balance with Merchant Nora. Good luck to
wolf form no longer works
# Jun 19 2002 at 5:06 PM Rating: Default
as of june 19th, 2002, wolf form does not change faction, tried all 3 available wolf forms available to me at this time (51 w.elf dru)
and was apprehensive with and without all forms.
Wolf Form works
# Apr 28 2002 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
In doing the Bat Wings quest to raise this faction, my friend was apprehensive to Niola Impholder. Niola would not give the quest (and ate the wings). However, wolf form made my friend indifferent and she was able to hand in the batwings and get up to indiff, non-wolfed.

Lvl 56 Druid/Rainstopper
# Mar 08 2002 at 4:26 AM Rating: Default
I'm doing my epic and Farsight and Impholder, gonna take alot of work to get amiable :(
RE: apprehensive
# Sep 14 2002 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
Just did the batwing quest over the past few days...took me somewhere around 125 stacks of wings and killing Gix about 5 times to go from Indiff to just barely Ally.

Edited, Sat Sep 14 11:02:09 2002
RE: apprehensive
# Aug 30 2002 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, apprehensively as we woodelves are, those highelves treat us like dirt of the earth. It is a shame! Those stuck up elves forget to read the book how to be amiably themselves. All my batwings taken and still she won't aid "my kind". Hopefully I will be able to raise the faction to indifferent or amiably soon enough ...
Keepers of the art faction
# Nov 19 2001 at 7:08 PM Rating: Default
to raise faction for the Keepers of the art I have been killing Kizdean Gix (I still need to probve myself before Alrik Farsight will give me the crushed pot) BUT killing Kizdean about 20 times got me from scum of the earth to Indiff. I would suggest trying that out.
What the ???
# Oct 20 2001 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
748 posts
In Nektulos forest on the way to Lavastorm, some Corporal something-rather attacks me. He cons green, so I fight back. The faction hits on him make no sense, if he's a dark elf, and if he's not, they still don't make sense. Take a look:

The Dead (Neriak SK/necor guild)
King Tearis Thex (ruler of Felwithe)
Dark Bargainers (Neriak Merchants)
Dread Guard Outer (Dark elf guards in Nektulos forest)
Dread Guard Inner (Dark elf guards in Neriak)
Keepers of the Art (Felwithe caster guild)

This makes no sense to me. If this guy is a dark elf guard, why did The Dead go up? And Tearis Thex and Keeprs of the Art go down? And if he was a high elf, why did it lower Dark Bargainers and Dread Guard? Is this guy some kind of double agent? Anone know what the deal is with this guy?
RE: What the ???
# Apr 03 2002 at 4:09 PM Rating: Excellent
A very simply explained incident if you know folklor and Everquest history. First thing, this guard was allied with King Naythox Thex. As you may know, the Queen of Neriak and Neriak Necromancy, Queen Christanios Thex, hates King Naythox Thex because he defeated her minions in an arena duel long ago. Since you killed a guard of King Naythox Thex, The Dead, a faction under Queen Christanios, went down.

Now you might be wondering about how the Felwithe and Dark Elven factions oddly mixed up. Well, this guard is a High Elven spy of King Tearis Thex, so the Dread Guard, oddly enough, do not not know this. So, not knowing this, they dislike you for killing one of their 'recruits.'

Now, since you killed a Dark Elf, the merchants went down, thats a given. Anyhow, moving on, as I stated, the elf you killed was a spy from King Tearis Thex, if you kill his spy, he ain't going to like you, so thats how your faction goes down.

The final part to this, is that King Tearis Thex's location is supossed to be somewhere either in a secret platform in Kelethin or the top of a guild in Southern Felwithe. If you make King Tearis Thex mad, the Keepers of the Art people are going to also, that explains your KoA faction going down.

Its very odd what Verant does, but that is the logical explination behind this.
batwing quest
# Oct 12 2001 at 9:19 AM Rating: Default
working on my druid epic, but my faction with keepers of art is bad. If done the batwing quest and still no change ive turned in 2600 batwings and she still wants to cut out my tonuge. Ive also done the taskmaster quest still no change. Can you give me any suggestion
Go to Nek
# Sep 28 2001 at 6:36 AM Rating: Default
There are 3 necro's close to the zone in Neriek. I was Apprhensive and killed about 20 of them and now indiff.. They give keeper of arts faction and they have a fast respawn so i would recomnd doin them.. Just have a DE pull them so you wont pull the guards too. The necro's are X'Ta Tempi, X'Ta Timpo and X'Ta Tampi or somehting like that.. They are all lvl 40 with no pet's so not hard for a druid.. Hope this helps!

Azzuri Wildstorm
58 Druid of Section
Terris Thule
# Sep 01 2001 at 7:24 PM Rating: Default
Improving faction
# Aug 25 2001 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
You could kill Dark elves in Neriak for xp to improve this faction. A lot more fun than killing Gix millions of times and not get anything from it other than faction.

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