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Strathbone Shell Shield  

AC: 19
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WIS: +8 MANA: +5
WT: 0.4 Size: MEDIUM
Class: CLR SHM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:Shield
Merchant Value:3 pp 5 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 04:13:10
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 35

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Strathbone Shell Shield
# Dec 18 2005 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
I'm not sure if it's a rare drop or not. But earlier today, I was down in kaesora right near the begining, after the false wall room, with a buddy trying to retrieve my corpse from an earlier run. I was surprised to pick up the item after being down there for nearly a minute. Perhaps it was dumb luck, but as far as stats go, it is the same, except to correct the earlier post, it is BOTH CLR and SHM
Strathbone Shell Shield
# Jun 05 2003 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
Sheild is CLR only now and has no Effect. Have had this shield for what seems like Forever. Am Very Very Happy with it.

Nalrah Caregiver
Cleric Extrodinaire
# Apr 06 2003 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
i wouldnt give up my CGS for this shield i took my necor here hunted for bout a week camping on spideys and it never dropped of the healer but i like my CGS
Drop Info
# Jun 05 2002 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
I got this shield last night off a Bristleweb spider. First one I have seen in many levels of exping in Kaesora. I have found that drops occur more frequently the deeper you go toward the library or toward Xalgoz. Have gotten True Silver BP and Helm so far off the healers. Rare drops in this dungoen are very, very, very rare. Basically it is all luck. I have killed 1219 MOB's so far and this is the first shield I have seen drop. Anyone know what this is worth?

Flavius Afranius 54 Cleric
Visagoth 45 War

Edited, Wed Jun 5 10:05:33 2002
# Apr 18 2002 at 5:55 PM Rating: Default
Shield is very very rare, 12hrs is just a start bud. This ain't let's make a deal...
A good night for loot
# Nov 02 2001 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
Was in Kaesora last night with 4 other buddier. We spent 2 hours there and picked up both a Shield of Spectral Essence and a Strathbone Shell shield. The Strathbone Shell dropped in the long corridor when you first come in and go straight down the chute to the second lvl. The Shield of Spectral Essence dropped at the library.
# Oct 08 2001 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
Our guild got this the other night off of a healer. They gave it to me, the cleric and I was very happy the rest of the night. I can finally put away that darn book I have been carrying around since level 20. In my opinion the AC in this shield makes it better than the Charred Guardian shield. It looks cool also )
# Sep 07 2001 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
Everyone keeps telling me that I need a CGS but this by far is a better shield...Is this one harder to get then the CGS or can you be a lower lvl to get a CGS? I will much rather have this shield...well Good journey and safe hunting to all
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 01 2001 at 8:53 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Im on the Bertoxx Server, I am selling this Shield. If your interested give me a tell.
# Aug 09 2001 at 1:07 PM Rating: Default
*Drools uncontrollably*
I want this... I'd easily ditch my CGS for this godly shield. =)

Hinobi Fizzlefoot
37th Cleric
# Jun 23 2001 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
What's the suspected price for this shield? 5k to 6k seems a little much. Charred guardian shields (+9wis 10 ac) only go for 500ish...but then again paw of opalla (9wis and some other minor stats) goes for 5k. Has anyone actualy sold or bought this for PURE cash and not trades?
RE: Price?
# Aug 01 2001 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
92 posts
5k is a fair price on this item ... cant think of a better neg55 Shield for either Shm or Cle and considering the prices on chitin shell shield from VL i find the price ok.

Kronill, Prophet of Darkmoons, Drinal
Rare is relative
# Jun 16 2001 at 11:34 AM Rating: Default
We took a group into Kaesora and stayed there for about 5 hours. The shield dropped for us in the long tunnel between the Five towers intersection and the broken floor room off of a normal strathbone healer. Nothing special about the area and a random mob dropped it...but man oh man...when I lost the roll I about broke my monitor ;) ... anyone have a guess on going rate? I think 15k might be excessive but I would not think 6-7k would be..any thoughts?
Very Rare?
# Jun 10 2001 at 5:32 AM Rating: Default
Yes my Guild did a raid here tonight on Erollisi Marr. It is true that they do drop off the spiders there and we hunted there approx five hours and two were dropped. As you first enter the zone, go down the little ramp and take the FIRST left and drop into that pit. (bring enchanter for Crowd control) :) and head straight down that path a little ways and you will start to see the healers. Good luck and if you want to see one send me a tell. Goodfellow is the name. Thanks
#Anonymous, Posted: May 21 2001 at 2:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I killed centaurs for 6 levels kiting in SK. Killing them gives no faction hit, so killing a half dowzen of them will not increase their aggro. Also, the bows and arrows don't cause them to aggro. I used to take them to the centaur village to sell them. The hooves however I dont know, Im gonna take one of my lower level chars and go try it out. One thing I can say is this.. although they have have "neutral faction" this doesnt mean they won't randomly aggro if your medding, much like animals in the game. I have been sitting in SK medding and had a couple of chargers/archers/ etc. aggro me for no reason whatsoever (no hoof, bows, arrows on me). Then con indifferent to me later, go figure.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 08 2001 at 7:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Huh??? What does that have to do with the price of tea in Kaesora?
i got one
# May 16 2001 at 5:27 PM Rating: Default
It does drop off the healer in Kaesora. 1st kill and i got one very nice with .4 weight and high AC this is a must for anyone who ever may take a beating. Good luck getting yours
# May 16 2001 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
i got this sheild on tallon zek sever a week ago i trade a totemic helm,400p and stormfeather talons for this sheild the guy siad it was worth about 15k but i'm not sure but i love the sheild and it boosted my ac by 30 from 666 to 696 helps a lot
about effect:
# May 06 2001 at 6:17 AM Rating: Default
it says effect when they made the pic with the uber item generator, notice the no pic, they dont know what the graphic looks like
# Apr 22 2001 at 4:38 AM Rating: Decent
I looted one off a strathbone spider in runelord room after 5 or 6 hours of killing. When I looted it it did NOT have the "Effect:" on it. It looks like a chitin shield when worn.
# Apr 06 2001 at 1:30 PM Rating: Default
Can anyone confirm this item dropping? I have killed hundreds of Healers and nothing like this ever dropped...
RE: Confirm?
# Apr 23 2001 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
We got one today in the Runelord room. Like truesilver it drops from random mobs. We had ONE happy cleric :)
RE: Confirm?
# Apr 08 2001 at 11:52 PM Rating: Default
need to kill the ones in frennzy room
# Mar 21 2001 at 2:37 AM Rating: Default
Anyone knows what the effect is on this shield?on the pic above it says effect but not what it is.
RE: Effect
# Jul 22 2002 at 2:58 AM Rating: Default
hahaha this sheild sux! i wouldnt spend 2 seconds camping this crap
RE: Effect
# Apr 06 2001 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
The few items I've seen with Effect: (and no effect listed), tend to adversely effect one faction (charger hoof chips from South Karana make the Centaurs hate your guts, for example). In this case, it's probably VS faction it hoses, try conning something with VS faction while wearing this sheild and again while shield is in a bag (or the bank), see if it makes a difference.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 11 2001 at 12:21 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) That's cute, I've never heard that one before, I'm almost inclined to belive you...NOT! Someone once told me carrying a Gem of Yet to Come while in the Lake of Ill Omen would make the Sarnak attack you too LOL. You guys and your game urban legends are too funny, the ONLY thing that affects faction permanently is killing stuff or doing quests where you get a message about faction. Some things that TEMPORARILY effect faction are using invisibility, changing your form to that of another race or an animal, using the sneak skill while behind a creature, using a faction boosting spell/song if you are an enchanter or a bard. I like the idea that carrying or wearing an item will affect your faction but I doubt it's in the game engine to do so and I've never seen it happen although I've tried many of the urban legend faction tricks out there just to see which ones don't work.
RE: Effect
# May 28 2001 at 11:06 PM Rating: Default
normally it means it is a light sorce
RE: Effect
# May 13 2001 at 9:13 AM Rating: Default
Hehe. That should read "Strathbone Shield".. not "Sarnak Battle Shield"...
RE: Effect
# May 13 2001 at 9:11 AM Rating: Decent
Wow. You're so smart.

Okay, do this:

Go to South Karana and con or walk by the Centaurs there. They're non aggro. It's been awhile since I was there, but I recall that they leave pretty much everyone alone. I sold in their village with a Dark Elf Necro for 10 levels, so I'm pretty sure that by default they are neutral to everyone.

Now, have someone kill a bunch of chargers until they get some hoof chips. Put those chips in your inventory (not bagged or whatever). I believe this will also work with the short bows and arrows that they drop, but I know it works with the hoof chips.

BOOM! Centaurs now hate you. This may not work with 40+ characters, simply due to the code that keeps ultra low greens from aggroing on a standing character. So you may need to do this with a 30th level or lower character, or just sit down near a centaur to aggro it. Still, unless they've changed the code, it WILL work.

You don't think there's code in the game to grant effects just for carrying or wearing an item? Wow, that's strange. I wonder how haste and light giving items work then...

Bottom line: I have no idea if the sarnak battle shield actually changes your VS faction, and neither does the guy who posted that you should try wearing this shield and see; BUT some of these "urban legends" are not legends at all, but things that people who are much more perceptive than you figured out a long time ago.
RE: Effect
# May 20 2001 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
Just so you know, it's probably cause you just killed a half dozen of them for their hoofs, not because you are holding the hoof.
RE: Effect
# Jun 16 2001 at 8:10 AM Rating: Default
Actually, you can kill five million of them and never take a faction hit. That's why lots of people hunt centaurs, aviaks, etc in South Karana. You can beat up on the creature of choice for as long as you want and sell the loot back to the merchants of the same race. Talk about cold-hearted bastards! Krak Windchaser (sp?) gets my vote for the baddest NPC in all of Norrath =)
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 23 2001 at 6:42 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) yeah, you
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