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Spellbook of the Eldritch Initiate  

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DEX: +3 INT: +3 HP: +5 MANA: +10
Recommended level of 10.
WT: 1.0 Size: MEDIUM
Race: GNM
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Item Information:
Gains power for each new expansion that has been unlocked. Reaches full power when the Planes of Power are available.
Item Type:Misc
Charm Effect:Gains power for each new expansion that has been unlocked. Reaches full power when the Planes of Power are available.
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-06-12 12:03:07
Page Updated:Mon Mar 25th, 2019
Planes of Power Item

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 8

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
Updated November 28th, 2008
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Accidental nerf
# May 21 2005 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
I contacted a GM bout this, he said it was in error and to reply with a bug report immediatately. Now just crossing my fingers.
RE: Accidental nerf
# Oct 23 2005 at 12:19 PM Rating: Excellent
Nearly Good News

The Spellbook of the Eldritch Initiate has been modified again!

It is now:

Slot:Primary Secondary
+3Dex +3Int +3HP +10Mana +5vs Magic +5vs Poison +5vs Disease
Recommend Level of 10
Wt: 1.0 Size: Medium
Race: GNM

Not as good as it use to be. But at least I don't have to hit things with it

I will send in a new screenshot
RE: Accidental nerf
# May 23 2005 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
I hope the nerfs are accidental. They also nrefed the evil gnome caster's staff of dark reflections. Its now a piercer with a staff graphic. Actually, it may be an improvement lol, except they took the int and manna from it.

Has anyone noticed they seem to have changed the newb armor too? Stats are way different now, and has recommended levels of 5 and 10 depending on piece. I submitted some screenshots for some of my gnomes.
Phat no longer
# May 20 2005 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
139 posts
Man, did the nerf this thing!
Galorin / Page 1 ?
# Nov 16 2004 at 2:07 AM Rating: Default
Hi Folks > My guy on Firiona Vie server is a ( now 23 ) Gnome Enchanter. He has done all the Eldritch noob armor except the final task. He got pages 2, 3 and 4 the first time he killed their holders no prob. He has been killing Galorin regularly since level 14 trying to get Page 1. He has killed Galorin over 20 times now and no page 1, just a rusty 2HS every time.

Did they change this quest ? Is it different on FV than on the other servers ? Why have I killed this scroungy little fart 20 times with no drop ? Am I doing something wrong ? Do I have to talk to him first ? Any info appreciated :-)

RE: Galorin / Page 1 ?
# Dec 20 2004 at 4:02 AM Rating: Decent
93 posts
Are you still getting EXP from this kill? If not maybe you are running up against the trivial loot code?
Flyhalfer Wingfoot
Melee Druid of Karana
lvl 4
# Aug 09 2004 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
a level 4 mage cant do this quest...right?
Can a necro turn in the pages?
# Apr 03 2004 at 3:19 AM Rating: Decent
I was compairing the book with the staff that a necro can get and I would much rather have the book, so I was wondering if anyone has tried as a necro to turn in the pages?
Died but got what I needed
# Jan 15 2004 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
I (lvl 10 mage) was grouped witih a level 15 BAR BST and a 12 FRG PAL.

Me and the Paladin died while the Beastlord killed them all. I got back in time to loot every thing I needed.
Just got it
# May 06 2003 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
There were 4 of the casters, and 2 warrior types i think and a SK, i pull Faer first, got him and 2 warriors i think, they deffinently do aggro when you pull one, necro was the toughest of them all. i did it as a mage lvl 9, but had another lvl 10 mage helping me, rogue, and SK (yea, he lost faction =P), i was the only one to die though unfortunatly. anyways, got my staff and my pages. all 4 dropped, but i already had the 1st.
Just got it
# May 06 2003 at 5:24 PM Rating: Default
There were 4 of the casters, and 2 warrior types i think and a SK, i pull Faer first, got him and 2 warriors i think, they deffinently do aggro when you pull one, necro was the toughest of them all. i did it as a mage lvl 9, but had another lvl 10 mage helping me, rogue, and SK (yea, he lost faction =P), i was the only one to die though unfortunatly. anyways, got my staff and my pages. all 4 dropped, but i already had the 1st.
# Mar 13 2003 at 2:49 PM Rating: Default
I just did this quest. I killed each of the 4 NPCs once and got each page I needed on the first try. The pages appeared on the NPC's listed elsewhere in this thread. 10 seconds later I was in Akanon getting my book. Any gnome caster that doesnt have this or something better is absolutely nuts. It is simply too easy to do. Theres always a high level in the zone, get them to kill the 4 NPC's and you got it. Someone asked me for the stats and called me a twink because I had it at level 3. If they only knew.
# Feb 18 2003 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
its a fact that there cant be less then 3 pages dropping between all the gnomes.. but multiple pges can drop.. this book is pretty good can be used into the 30's if ur on ur first char... definiteley better then tome of unseen darkness and better thne the DE necro writ of the fallen
Shopping List
# Jan 30 2003 at 6:27 AM Rating: Decent
58 posts
This list is in more detail on one of the other pieces, but I thought I'd add it in breif to the rest. For more details, look at the Eldritch Collective Initiate Bracer, message name "drop" by "mikeagne".

21 Grikbar Kobold Scalps
1 Brownie Brain
2 Plague Rat Tail
1 Diseased Bone Marrow
2 Minotaur Scalp
1 evil Faeronoliop`s Staff
1 Mountain Lion Pelt
1 Kobold Tooth
1 Wolf Meat
2 Harpy Wings
1 Grikbar Kobold Fur
1 Russet Oxide
1 Giant Rat Pelt
2 Coyote Skulls
1 Giant Rat Ear
1 Aviak Beak
1 Brownie Leg
1 Runaway Clockwork Motor
1 Young Ebon Drake Bile

page 1 from Galorin
page 2 from Faeeron
page 3 from Diloperia
page 4 from Halorniop
These pages give you the caster's book. According to another poster, the gnome camp is in Steamfont at -1160, -1760. They are all level 10, and do not agro. As I have not looked for them yet, I cannot confirm this. Just thought you'd like to know.
# Jan 29 2003 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
i dotn know what ur talkin about.. this is better then writ of the fallen...and besides this is for good aligned casters not necros... anyway, yes this does seem to be better then black tome with silver runes...and also the tome of unseen darkness..and even spirit tome... if your a gnome good caster get this....along with a stein of moggok this baby can last u long while until u upgrade to a glowing black stone...which in my opinion i mite have kept it cause of other stats....but then i got smart and my friends and guild got my a focus crystal and drachnid thyxl so im happy 8)
# Oct 06 2002 at 11:05 AM Rating: Default
This is also my first attempt at a caster....having to much fun as my experience so far has been a blast...the book is next on my list
# Aug 03 2002 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
This is good but the dark elf necros Writ of the fallen is better, and easier
best of the newbie items so far
# Jul 18 2002 at 11:38 PM Rating: Good
183 posts
Having done a number of these newbie quests for different races and classes, I think this is the best item that has come out so far... I know it is difficult to compare apples with oranges, and there are some other good newbie items out there (halfing rogue piercer and the halfling warrior sword come to mind), but there are also some truly crappy items to be had that makes something like this little tome stand out among the rest.
RE: best of the newbie items so far
# Nov 27 2002 at 3:05 PM Rating: Default
OMG this is GOLD compared to the crappy Artkeepers Initiate Staff thats +1 CHA and +2 INT.... uhg... I'm sorry I started a HIE now


RE: best of the newbie items so far
# Jan 28 2003 at 9:06 PM Rating: Default
Yes...Gnomes were my favorite class in the beginning and they will be at the end, it's like I've been saying Gnomes will rule over Norrath soon enough.

Anyway I got this when I was level 21 because I decided to back to Ak'Anon and ended up getting it, and to be honost even for level 21 this thing rules, and I still have it.

Xatlabik Portnuker
Xev Server
Gnome, level 30 Wizard

Edited, Tue Jan 28 20:39:20 2003
Great stats!
# Jun 14 2002 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts
I had been thinking about starting a mage, and when I had a look at the individual stats of the newbie items for gnome quests, I decided to go ahead and make a gnome magician. I managed to get the entire set of armor and book by level 14, only receiving assistance at the end.

I had been camping Gorehorn's little pavilion, pulling minotaurs for their scalps for the bracers quest. It turned out to be a decent camp for experience for me at 13, so I stuck with it all the way thru the level. Just as I dinged, a wandering druid passed by and threw a Skin like Nature, Chloroplast, and a SoW my way, for both me and my pet. Since I had just dinged 14, I thought I'd run over to the Dark Reflections camp and /con Fearonoilop (his staff is needed to make the robe), and he conned blue, his pet light blue. I had yet to try to pull them, didn't know aggro radius, so I sent my pet in to nuke and then pulled him back. I ended up with the necro, the sk, and the evil caster coming after me and my pet. I held tough for a while, but didn't think I could make it, so I trucked for Watchman Halv. Halfway there I notice I haven't been nuked/feared, so I turn around, only the little necro, Fearonoilop, is following so I blast him to death with my flame bolt. My pet is no longer giving "Taunting attacker" reports, so I assume he's dead, but being a glutton for punishment, I head back to the camp to see what's left. Evil caster--dead. SK--dead. Necro pet--dead. My pet trundles up next to me and grins evilly. I figure, what the hell, I may as well try the other four, three of them are light blue anyway, and they carry pages I need for the book. They all were brought down without me running for Halv like a newbie through LFay, all four pages dropped first kill, and I'm told they are pretty common. I headed over to the kobold camp and farmed the rest of the scalps I needed for the rest of the armor, then headed for home. I went into Ak'Anon with a pair of green gloves and boots, and my blah newbie robe, I come out with the full set of newbie quest armor, and nice book in hand!

Stats for the full set:
+20AC, +3STA, +3AGI, +6DEX, +7CHA, +16INT, +10HP, +66mana, +5SVP, +5SVD. My intelligence is now at 148 at level 14, plus an extra 66 mana. For never playing an int caster class before, I think I'm doing pretty well. :D

Edited, Fri Jun 14 15:51:44 2002
# Jun 02 2002 at 2:32 AM Rating: Default
What is the location of the Necros that you have to kill?
RE: Location
# Jun 14 2002 at 3:02 PM Rating: Default
68 posts
Coming out of Ak'Anon, follow the wall to the right, past the kobold camp, you'll find all the Dark Reflection NPCs are grouped (7 total I think) just past the first telescope/gem merchant huts.
# May 30 2002 at 7:17 PM Rating: Default
This book was an easy Quest.All the pages dropped the first time and the book is awesome looking. It views in a cool open position.
oh yeah
# May 24 2002 at 5:56 PM Rating: Default
i want it!!!
# May 17 2002 at 4:21 PM Rating: Default
Just can't wait till they decide to include the high elf quests so I can go and get myself a book like this. It's times like these that I regret not making a gnome.
RE: nice
# Jul 13 2003 at 1:53 AM Rating: Default
You won't get a book. you get this:

# May 09 2002 at 5:04 PM Rating: Default
My god...

But I can tell you that it's not an easy quest. The pages are kinda rare.

Edited, Thu May 9 17:56:54 2002
RE: Jeebus!
# May 12 2002 at 5:22 AM Rating: Default
what are you smoking?? rare pages? i got them all in 2 minutes.
RE: Jeebus!
# May 10 2002 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
Nice item, but!!!!!! Why cant necro use it??
RE: Jeebus!
# May 10 2002 at 12:09 PM Rating: Default
This quest is given out by the Eldritch Collective, which is opposed to the necros. The necros (and the mages, wizzies, and chanters following Bertoxx) have their own quest with its own reward, which is THIS piece of junk:

The people designing these quests are doing well in the quests themselves, but equality in rewards they do not have.

Edited, Fri May 10 13:03:08 2002
RE: Jeebus!
# May 10 2002 at 8:55 AM Rating: Default
My buddies and I pounced on these quests on Test and completed them all within a day or two, with the exception of the ones needing Brownie Brains, which were hard to find.
My mage buddy found 3 of the needed pages on one go at killing the gnome camp and the other dropped on the next spawn. I don't count that as rare, myself. :>

Tishy, Gnome Cleric
RE: Jeebus!
# May 10 2002 at 5:18 AM Rating: Default
Rare? 7 gnomes. All four pages were there first time.
# May 09 2002 at 3:45 PM Rating: Default
Thats a damn nice newbie spell book.

RE: phat
# May 09 2002 at 4:07 PM Rating: Default
This is better than the Black Tome with Silver Runes, which drops in Najena and is much tougher to aquire. Nice quest reward.
RE: phat
# May 10 2002 at 1:48 AM Rating: Default
off Najena
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