Arcane Scientists

Spellcaster guild in West Freeport, made up of Enchanters under Guildmaster Romiak Jusathorn, Magicians under Lorme Tredore and Wizards under Opal Darkbriar. Opal Darkbriar also heads the Necromancer Guild in East Freeport. The Arcane Scientists have allied with the Knights of Truth against The Freeport Militia, and are opposed to the Opal Darkbriar faction as well, leading many to wonder if there are actually two Opal Darkbriars.

This faction can be notably increased by giving 1 Rat Ears or 3 Giant Rat Ears to Rephas in Qeynos Hills. Give him back the Grilled Rat Ears he offers you for more faction hits.

The following quests require Arcane Scientists faction

Quest Name Minimum Faction Required Maximum Faction Allowed
Illegible Scrolls (West Freeport) Amiable
Journal Strongbox Amiable
Lydl Mastat Amiable

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
# Mar 22 2014 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
265 posts
Make a newbie to get into Gloomingdeep tutorial, and buy from the kobold merchant stacks of rat ears, transfer them to your main and invis-give to Rephas in Qeynos Hills.

Evil Races
# Jan 02 2007 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone found a way to raise this faction if KoS?
Evil Races
# Jun 01 2008 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
204 posts
we're stuck, sadly. i'm a gnome magician who worships Bertoxxulous and so far, i can't buy my spells ANYWHERE (save pok/tutorial but i'm trying to play classic) due to faction problems.
the only way i can think of, which i'm about to attempt, is kill orcs in the Ros and commonlands until i go from dubious to apprehensive. then i'm going to turn in rat ears to the guy in qeynos hills.. 'Rephas'.
Good Question - How Do You?
# Mar 22 2006 at 4:10 AM Rating: Decent
If I had known they would redo Freeport so completely, I wouldn't have trashed this faction.
Arcane science Faction
# Oct 04 2004 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
Ok so how does one raise arcane science faction in west freeport enc guild ?
# Mar 31 2002 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
Also, the Arcane Scientists in Freeport, at least, do not change faction under illusion. ie, I went there in wolf-form and they scowled.
RE: Wolf-form
# Jun 26 2002 at 3:25 PM Rating: Default
Wolf form does in fact change faction with Arcane Scientist. It gives you negative faction with them.

If you are scowling to start with, negative faction will still make you scowling. If you are amiable or apprehensive, it will still lower your faction but not enough to be KoS.
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Faction so bad that..
# Aug 13 2000 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
My faction was so messed up that when I approached Rephas he started to attack me. Any thoughts on how you can use the quest when you can't get next to em to give the rat ears.?
Get Invis....
# Aug 28 2001 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
First of all, he is only ArcaneScientists faction. My faction with the KnightsOfTruth is maxxed out and they still glower (ArcaneScientists glower at me too).

Second, the charm thing won't work, the quest will still work, but you won't get faction.

Third, the best way to do this is have a friend invis you. Invis wears off when you open up the give box, yes, I know. BUT, if you open up the give box, put all the ears you need (4 stacks of 4) and have someone invis you DURING, it WILL work. Do not use this trick on KoS NPCs unless you are high enough so that they won't attack you.
RE: Faction so bad that..
# Sep 16 2000 at 7:01 AM Rating: Default
This might work, i have seen it done with others. Get someone to cast invisibility on you, which will change the con to indifferent. while invisible you can start the trade. Keep doing this until your faction is better.
RE: Faction so bad that..
# Oct 13 2000 at 11:05 AM Rating: Default
That is wrong!!! Because when you goto trade your invis goes off. You should be a rogue with hide and sneak and go behind them and they will be indifferent.
RE: Faction so bad that..
# Oct 14 2000 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
1,075 posts

But either way once you initiate trade you become invis. So this is no good when someone is KOS to you. If they are non kos you can initiate trade, then have someone invis you once in the trade window.

Kos you are out of luck.
RE: Faction so bad that..
# Oct 21 2000 at 3:47 AM Rating: Default
I have seen recently in lots of the Kunark quests where a mob has to be charmed to initiate a trade for specific quest items would this work for a mob in this case?
KnightsOfTruth (Charm may not work)
# Mar 30 2001 at 7:46 AM Rating: Default
43 posts
First off I tried having a chanter friend charm Pandos in Freeport for the muffin quest. I got exp for giving him muffins, but no faction adjustments. I think they remove any factions from quests while the NPC is under charm to prevent KoS races entering places they never should be able to.

It DOES however, mention that he is 2 factions. ArcaneScientists AND KnightsOfTruth.

Easy solution : Since they removed factional limits, you can kill a bazillion orcs in the commons untill your KnightsOfTruth faction is so high it overbalances the ArcaneScientists faction on him and he will let you do the quest. :)

This is just a theory, I haven't done it yet myself.
RE: KnightsOfTruth (Charm may not work)
# May 23 2003 at 2:07 PM Rating: Excellent
38 posts
Actually this theory is incorrect. I have maxed knights of truth and I am still KOS to Rephas. For some reason(mainly verant wanting to keep those KOS to this Faction always KOS), Raising Knights of truth does not affect his standing. Also as mentioned below about wolf form, Wolf form does not help out, it doesn't raise faction at all. The only way for KOS races to improve faction is to use the sneak/invis combo.
RE: KnightsOfTruth (Charm may not work)
# Oct 04 2004 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
105 posts
pac the mob. then do max distance to trade. put the items into the window, then have someone invis you. havent tried it yet, just a theory

Edited, Mon Oct 4 23:58:16 2004
RE: Faction so bad that..
# Nov 27 2000 at 2:09 AM Rating: Default
Get wolf form from a nice druid....then trade...but yes, the charm thing should work...
Rat ear quest, lake in qey hills, Rephas
# Jun 28 2000 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
Rephas wants rat ears.
Qeynos hills, by the lake outside surefall (the enchanter near hadden)
You will ROCK your arcane scientists faction up by giving to him (buy lots of rat ears at erud reagent seller in east commons before going.) one warning, this quest LOWERS freep militia. But it won't go below glower unless you have a murder on record too. My druid did this quest a lot when low, I'm super warmly with Arcane sci and still glower with freep miltia (never killed any or helped pally kill lucan ; )

I did this quest as a newbie on tribunal to get recipee for rat ear pie
to try out baking. Me and another guy discovered that every 20th rat ear or so on average, hed give out a level 45 or something shaman spell malosi. As a new level 9 char on a new server, the 3 plat the spell sold to a vendor in surefall for was HUGE money. I discovered at about the same time that you could buy unlimited rat ears from the reagent vendor in East commons.. guess who had several hundred plat and full leather soon ; ) At the time I was not really thinking that this quest was an exploit, I mean you had to give quite a few rat ears to get the spell sometimes.. i also had no idea its level was so high - just that it was 3 plat. Well word got out I guess and TONS of players were doing this quest at low level. Verant found this out and changed it to a scroll worth 2 silver to a vendor.
Raising Arcane Scientists
# Jun 26 2000 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know another way to raise faction with Arcane Scientists besides turning in illgeible scrolls?
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