Opal Darkbriar

Opal Darkbriar is perhaps one of the strangest oddities in Norrath. She is a dark elf necromancer guildmaster in East Freeport who uses an artifact to pose as a high elf wizard guildmaster in West Freeport (according to the tabletop RPG). The artifact affects her mind if she uses it for too long, making her faction alliances tend more toward the high elf version.

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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Best Way for Faction
# Sep 14 2020 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
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Handing bone chips to Xelha Nevagon in East Freeport. Can hand them in individually or stacks of up to 1000. +250 faction per stack of 1000 bone chips. Max negative to max positive takes 16000 bone chips.
Quest: Assist the Great Xelha.
Not for Nothing
# Sep 17 2012 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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BUT .. all the NPCs you kill to RAISE this faction are all vendors and quest people and YOU CANT EVEN ENGAGE THEM.. so fix this damn page!
Explaining the dual factions.
# May 05 2003 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
According to the EQ tabletop RPG book on Freeport, Opal Dark Briar is, in fact, a dark elf necro. She uses an artifact to pose as the head of the Wizard's guild, and the artifact affects her mind if she uses it for too long, causing her to start to think and act like a normal High Elf until she removes it. (It also mentions something with the head of the Steel Warriors influencing her.)

Thus, she has two factions, one for her Dark Elf necro side with the undead and the necros and SKs, and one for her High Elf wizard side.
Driana Proxsbourne
# Sep 09 2002 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
This npc found in freeport, lowers fraction is found in the sewers.
Maximize your Order of Three faction with 17 pp
# Jun 08 2002 at 8:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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Doing this quest once raises your Order of Three faction by 5 points. It takes 2000 points to maximize it. So repeating this quest about 400 times will maximize your faction, using the following items:
400 Rat Whiskers (20 stacks)
400 Snake Scales (20 stacks)
800 Bat Wings (40 stacks)

Buy unlimited Rat Whiskers and Bat Wings from Jeena Firechaser in Kithicor Woods at (-200,3800) near the Highpass zone in a cluster of 4 huts. If she tells you to get lost, you'll need a friend to buy them from her.

Buy unlimited Snake Scales and Bat Wings on Luclin from the barbarian spell vendor Herol Beaufodal in Shadow Haven at (60, 1210, -105). If you haven't raised your Traders of the Haven faction yet, you'd need to do Haven delivery quests first. Or if you are an Iksar, there is a vendor with Snake Scales and Bat Wings in each of the 4 zones just outside Cabilis.

With each item costing just over 1 silver, 80 stacks of this stuff will cost 16.8 pp (or more) which is really cheap! And with unlimited quantites available, there's no need to go killing, farming, or dumpster diving!

A dubious con is enough to start doing the quest. If you are starting out KoS (like I was), have a 39+ Druid friend share wolf form with you to raise your con temporarily. But if they hate you so much that you're still KoS in wolf form, you probably won't be able to do the quest.

My Iksar started out ready-to-attack with the Order of Three. Wolf form raised him to dubious temporarily, then doing the quest 200 times in wolf form raised his faction to dubious without wolf form. Another 200 times, and he's maximized at warmly.

Unsar Koldhagon won't accept full stacks, so you'll have to repeatly hand in 4 single items at a time (1 Rat Whisker, 1 Snake Scale, 2 Bat Wings).

You'll ruin your faction standing with Bloodsabers (evil Qeynos sewers) and Opal Dark Briar (the head Necromancer) but that ought to be just fine.
Which Opal Dark briar
# Apr 05 2002 at 10:22 PM Rating: Default
The head of the Wiz guild(Opal Dark Briar) is on the Arcane Science faction. The other Opal Dark Briar (DE) is on the Opal Dark Briar faction. I have have maxxed out Arcane Science, and the Wiz is allied, while the Necro is dubious.
OpalDarkbriar = 2 people
# Mar 25 2002 at 8:12 PM Rating: Default
It says Opal Darkbriar RAISES faction if you kill the GOOD one which is in WFP Wizzie/Chanter/Mage guild. The EVIL one raises faction with the GOOD one... it's so simple. Just use your crummy little brain
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 18 2001 at 7:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this make s me ill, everywhere i look for faction everything refers to faction in states of raising or lowering faction. simple fact is, every faction hit raises your faction. you people need to think in terms of negative and positive faction. not higher and lower
Have I got it fugured?
# Sep 01 2001 at 12:29 PM Rating: Default
The way I see it is this:

Opal Darkbriar IS the Necromancer Mistress. All the things you kill to raise her faction are good-aligned. All things killed to lower her faction are evil-aligned. The quests to raise faction, are evil in nature, while teh exact opposite applies to good natured quests. I feel that the Opal in the Academy is a "face" of Opal. The real Opal, the one that will play a pivotal role in things to come in EQ, is the Necro Opal.

And the part about killing Opal to raise Opal faction, they are talking about killing the Wizard Opal. A friend of mine got me into EQ when I saw his guild of Dark Elves raid the Academy for the sole purpose of killing Opal. (They didnt kill her, but many of the other wizzies we slaughtered.)

opal darkbriar
# Aug 28 2001 at 6:33 PM Rating: Default
I am really confused....i have seen Opal Darkbriar as the leader of the wizard guild in WFP, and as the necromancer in EFP.... as the wizard she is a high elf, and as the necro she is a dark elf...please tell me what is going on
# Jun 29 2001 at 2:30 PM Rating: Default
is it just me or does it say up there that killing Opal Darkbriar raises faction with Opal Darkbriar? Or do I need glasses? =p
putrid skellies
# Apr 27 2001 at 8:52 AM Rating: Default
killing the putrid skellies in sk
at the haunted ruins will also lower
faction with opal.
# Feb 26 2001 at 4:42 AM Rating: Default
Kill the infamous Necro at the ruins and it will LOWER your faction with OpalDarkBriar
# Dec 24 2000 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
if you kill the Piranha in North free port in the waters around the hall of truth you lose faction with opal dark briar
Lylld the Great
# Jun 29 2000 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
Lylld the Great or something in East Freeport belongs to this faction too.
# Jun 26 2000 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
Osargen in High Hold Keep also belongs to this faction.
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