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Club of Gnoll Bashing  

Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 28
DMG: 7 Dmg Bonus: 30
Bane DMG: Gnoll +5
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +2 AGI: +2 HP: +5 MANA: +5 ENDUR: +5
WT: 2.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL except BER
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Lore:Blunt Fang, Gnollbasher
Item Type:1H Blunt
Merchant Value:200 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-06-19 12:58:58
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Average Price: 456pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 15

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# Apr 16 2011 at 8:49 PM Rating: Default
62 posts
Does it have Magic tag so you can kill mobs that would otherwise be unhittable?
Usable by Beserkers??
# Dec 08 2004 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Probably a "silly" question, but the usage states ALL CLASSES, ALL RACES, but...

can a Berserker equip this??
Usable by Beserkers??
# Dec 21 2008 at 12:14 AM Rating: Decent
402 posts
Berserkers equip this? No. Berserkers are restricted to 2-handed weapons, and this is a 1-handed blunt. It has nothing to do with when Berserkers were created. It's about the types of weapons they're allowed to use. 2-handed piercing was done away with, so the restriction that applies regarding piercing weapons is a bit more blurry. And of course, they can hand-to-hand, like everyone else.
RE: Usable by Beserkers??
# Dec 13 2004 at 3:35 AM Rating: Decent
Probably not. That image was posted way before berserkers hit the scene, and every class back then could wield a 1h weapon in primary.
RE: Usable by Beserkers??
# Aug 17 2006 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
should be able to ... some items/weaps are usable by a class that doesn't have those skills.

i.e. OT gate hammer, etc.
# Dec 07 2004 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
I guess how the mobs con to you depends allot on your race and maybe class as I went to this place at level 13 and there were a few dark blue cons allot of light blue and green. Now at level 18 they are just about all green. I believe this is in large part to the race of the character I took there (Lins my Vah Shir BeastLord).

Edited, Tue Dec 7 20:09:34 2004
RE: Con's
# Jun 17 2005 at 3:37 PM Rating: Good
You probably know better by now but the con color system is based on the level difference between you and mobs.

For anybody that doesn't know already (everybody really should):

Green means that they are much lower level than you and you'll definitely kill them but you won't get exp

Blue means that they are only slightly lower level than you and you should be able to beat them.

White means that they are the same level as you and it's not certain you'll win

Yellow means they are one or two levels higher than you and there's a good chance they'll kill you

Red means that they are at least three levels higher than you and will most likely dominate you

(Light blue is between green and blue in difficulty but I didn't want to destroy the continuity of the post because the stupid color thing wasn't working.)

These are of course estimates and undercons and buffs usually edit this course slightly.

Yes, it's slightly (very) off-topic but I figure if some newb wanders through here wondering about Blackburrow and learns about the con system then I've done my job.

Edited, Fri Jun 17 16:44:37 2005
+5 endurance
# Sep 05 2004 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
this weapon now has +5 endurance
gnoll club
# Jan 11 2004 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
Ok..there is no way that a level 11 chanter can take the courier..just want to make that clear. i can finally take him and the lord out no problem at level 40 with my warrior...i havent fought him since 25 so i dont know really how it is in between..but i know hes a baddy. the courier spawns between 25-30 min,dont belive the hype about making him spawn either..he pops when hes ready so i suggest u have something to do for the next 20 min or so{show off ur twink weapons to newbs or whatever). what sux is the random drops..when u get the first 3 items off the courier u can kill him 5 or 6 times brfore you get the last piece witch really is boring in a zone with no xp besides the courier. the club is really cool looking once you get it tho. u can use it or sell it. ive seen it go for 500 plats in the bazarr. do what u want with it i guess. i like to take the final version of the gnoll slayer and the gnoll club down to splitpaw with my shammy friend and just beat on them for a while still getting xp at 40 with good risk involved.
Dual Wield
# Mar 01 2003 at 10:23 PM Rating: Decent
862 posts
this with the Gnoll Slayer and BB is yours for the taking!!
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
Drops from both
# Feb 14 2003 at 3:22 AM Rating: Default
19 posts
So far just killed the courier once, and the tactician once. Got the key off the courier and the battleplans off the tactician. I suspect that all four items can drop off both mobs. Perhaps they're rarer drops off the tactician though, given he's a lower level, similar to the Master Brewer/gnoll brewer situation with Blackburrow Casks.

[edit] Ok, after a lot more kills, looks like the tactician only seems to be dropping the battleplans.

Edited, Fri Feb 21 22:55:51 2003
RE: Drops from both
# Aug 03 2003 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
The battle plans are needed for a Qeynos Cleric quest.

The Invasion plans are the ones needed for the Club of Gnoll Bashing, and they drop off the gnoll courier. (At this point it feels like he's dropping noth ing but encryption keys and invasion plans.. but what the hey, I got time to waste =))

#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 19 2003 at 5:21 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) When you came back to edit, you should have taken the time to wash the egg off of your face. The battle plans off of the tactician are for a Karana Cleric quest in S Qeynos. ALL the items for the quest to receive this club drop off of the Courier.
RE: Drops from both
# Jul 31 2003 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
Wow. Talk about goin off for no reason. I wish I could have rated your post twice so I could have given it two awfuls. Some scholar.
# Jan 23 2003 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
If you see the courier, DON'T KILL IT!

The courier ONLY spawns after the tactician (the ph) is killed. Believe it or not someone might actually be in the process of finishing the quest and just because you notice this high level spawn - DON'T KILL IT! It will con indifferent so its not like you need to attack the courier to save your life.

The courier will spawn at the exit to Qeynos Hills and wander his way down to the third level and despawn by the entrance to Jagged Pine. #2 on the Level Three map from

The tactician seems to be on a 15-20 minute timer to respawn.
RE: Courier
# Jan 24 2003 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
What are you talking about the courier is on a 25 to 30 minute spawn and is completely unrelated to the tactician also the only mob that needs to be killed to get the club is the courier

I would know i camped it for like 2 weeks and made some good cash from the club also always level 30 mob so don't believe level 17 people saying it is yellow hehe
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 03 2003 at 9:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) is it just me or does 12/28 suck? especially when you can get a gnoll slayer sword (same dmg/delay as wurmy) a lot easier? plus anyone who can kill the courier should already have better...
RE: is it just me?
# Mar 19 2003 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
Well, I'm confused. You really think that it's easier to make a foray into Splitpaw and kill two lvl 35 mobs + their placeholders than it is to kill a single lvl 30 mob; possibly multiple times??? Not to mention being close enough to Lord Elgnub to snag him before his rapid depop so you can get the initial version of Gnoll Slayer.

I assume that you're talking about the final version of Gnoll Slayer which is 15/40 + 10 Gnoll bane.
RE: is it just me?
# Jan 23 2003 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
Not everyone is able to use the Gnoll slayer, becuase it is 1 hand slash. ie Beastlords. Anyways it is a nice one hand blunt to use in Splitpaw or Iceclad if you so choose.
RE: is it just me?
# Apr 29 2003 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
Yes, it's just you. The way I see this the thing to do is to get yourself to a point where you or your group can kill Elgnub (he harm touches in the 200 range, but only the once whenever I fought him, then all other attackes are melee). Take the baby back to Marton Sayer and get the GS Int. Use this in BB and on the courier to get the Club.

Of course I am speaking as a Ranger with dual wield and having the CoGB and GS Int in hand when questing the GS Final in Splitpaw is a pretty cost-effective way to be a dangerous consideration to those bleached-out dogs.
Gnoll Courier isn't that hard
# Nov 10 2002 at 11:38 PM Rating: Default
Maybe it was just a fluke, but tonight I killed a courier with the help of my crappy chanter pet. I'm only 11 and he conned yellow, so I think he's just been nerfed.
And he did drop the invasion plans, I saw some people saying earlier that he doesn't.
RE: Gnoll Courier isn't that hard
# Dec 27 2002 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
Not a chance, I just fought him before i logged off tonight on a vengeance trip to BB. He con'ed dark blu to a 39 ranger and put up a decent fight. Well actually he didnt, but he tried really hard and thats what counts, got the encryption ring, im gonna complete the quest and give the club away as a twink. I like being a newbies hero.
minimum lvl
# Oct 23 2002 at 12:17 PM Rating: Default
Argh, I'm looking for a nice 1HB weapon for my lvl 24 Enchanter and this thing keeps coming up. I would love to have it but I fail to see hoe it can be a lvl 15 quest when the mob to kill is dark blue to a lvl 37 peep. This should probably be fixed.

BTW, if your on xev and looking to sell one of these look me up.

Grey Wolves Of Norrath
Turn in report
# Sep 18 2002 at 7:48 PM Rating: Default
Ok, I just got this like 5 min ago, it's a great weap. I killed the gnoll courier, dark blue to a lvl 32 monkie btw, i think he's lvl 3, and i went to turn the items in. Rilca Leafrunner gave me the encryption key back, oh well, i guess the start of another one after i sell this one.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 12 2002 at 5:09 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) c-u-n-t
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 12 2002 at 5:09 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) im lvl 56 rogue and i use this, ****** owns
Me and My Crack pipe
# Sep 09 2002 at 9:55 PM Rating: Default
Maybe They might make a Second more powerful Club for those Clubers out their just my thought.

And it says lvl 15 quest .... no go ahead and try you lvl 15's you will die unless you have a full group.
Club of Gnoll Bashing (Final)|
NO drop Lore Primary seconday|
20/35 |
Str+3 Dex+2 Agi+4 |
Effect: Summon Companion |
Charges: 2 |


Edited, Mon Sep 9 22:43:18 2002
RE: Me and My Crack pipe
# Apr 29 2003 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
Your crack pipe has been going too much as you appear to have the Gnoll Slayer and Club of Gnoll Bashing confused. Any way you slice it, equipping this club and and a gnoll slayer (dual wielders), will make Gnolls wet the floor like frightened puppies when you come to visit. Great for completing the second part of the Gnoll Slayer quest (GS (Final): 15/40, sv25+ Disease, 10+ Gnoll Bane, and 2 Summon charges) in Splitpaw.
Gnoll Courier Only
# Sep 01 2002 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
The Courier drops all 4 items (each lore, no drop) needed for this quest. ALL FOUR ITEMS - Encryption Key, Area Maps, Invasion Plans, and Marching Orders.

No other mob is involved in this quest. I have done this quest numerous times and it takes patience for all items to drop (12 consecutive kills is nothing, try 16 to 20.. lol) but i can assure you they all come ONLY from the Courier.

Human Druid - 42nd season
Morrell Thule

Got the marching plans and the key.
# Aug 20 2002 at 6:27 PM Rating: Default
I went into Blackburrow and killed the courier a dozen times. He only drops the key and the marching plans nothing else. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where the invasion plans and the Area maps drop. I have been hunting for these things for close to 4 months it would be nice to finally get the item =). well that is my story thank you for listening.
RE: Got the marching plans and the key.
# Aug 29 2002 at 3:11 AM Rating: Default
The Tactician drops the invasion plans. He's spawns close to the Elite ledge. As for the area map, it should drop off the courier. Thats where I got mine. Hope this helps you.

Lamby Theshammy
41 Shammy
RE: Got the marching plans and the key.
# Aug 30 2002 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
Actually the Battle plans that drop off of the Tactician aren't correct, all four items drop off the courier, just be patient.

Tuuvan Arboremplexo
Dinged 33 with this MoB...
# Aug 03 2002 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
149 posts
Yeah.. it caught me by suprise too...
Was sitting at the entrance to Blackburrow chatting with a guildie when "A Gnoll Courier" spawned right there and immediatly took off out into the courtyard.. probabably would've kept running if I hadn't snared him - heh heh. I saw him and immediatly thought, "Oooh.. new quest MoB.. get screenshots and info". So myself and the 35 mage guildie I was sitting with (we were grouped) quickly dispactched him. I dinged 33 very much to my suprise (I had about one and a half blue notches until level - not bad exp for 32 and in a group) and did a shout to the effect of "Ding 33!" and everyone just laughed at me and told me to get a life... apparently they didn't believe me... pitty :(
I took a screenshot of the loot (an "Encription Key" that looks like a gold ring encrusted with turquiose - it was LORE and NO DROP). About a half hour later (real time), another one popped in the same style, oddly enough, it /con'ed indifferent, but also dark blue to me now at 33 and my 35 mage guildie (we were grouped).. before I could hail it, some newbie attcked it... boy did he feel sorry... that thing waxed him in about four rounds of combat. I got off one heal durring that time, but all it did was make the courrier mad at me and it turned on me as soon as the newbie was dead - I had no choice but to dispatch him yet again :(. His loot this time was a rolled up parchment labeled "Marching Orders" wich was also LORE and NO DROP (got a screenshot of it as well).

Thats my story and I'm sticking to it :)

In Tunare,
Kyrros <Knights Of Insomnia>
Guild Leader and Guild Historian
Human Veteran Ranger and Warder of Tunare for 70 seasons
Knights of Insomnia Homepage - Hosted by
Faction needed?
# Aug 01 2002 at 12:27 AM Rating: Default
After almost 8 hours of camping the 30 minute courier spawn, I finally got the last of the 4 items needed. However, before I turn them in, I want to find out if an "apprehensive" con is good enough to turn them in and get the club, or if I should smoosh more gnolls until I am indifferent or better? I'd rather not go through another 8 hour boring camp :)
# Jul 29 2002 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
Not that I'm complaining, but I collected all four items, turned them in and got everything but the invasion plans back. Don't thinkl that was supposed to happen but I did get the club so it isn't a bad break. I don't know if Verant knows about this yet as I didn't report it.

Anyway, info on drop frequency is, from most to least common: Encryption Key, Invasion Plans, Marching Orders, Area Maps. Good Luck everyone.

Tuuvan Arboremplexo

Edited, Wed Sep 11 20:33:02 2002
RE: Broken?
# Aug 05 2002 at 3:02 AM Rating: Default
64 posts
What happened is someone else screwed up at some point and handed in everything EXCEPT the invasion plans (or multiple people handed in extra singles). So, you effectively multi-quested those parts, and since the NPC already had them, she didn't accept them again.

It's all part of the "NPCs won't accept what they don't want" code.
Patch Day
# Jul 29 2002 at 2:08 AM Rating: Decent
Got this item patch day... was too lazy to send it in though. ;) But I went into Blackburrow (after meeting the lady at the campfire next to SFG entrance) and found the entrance crawling with the gnoll couriers. They conned light blue to me at 45. I think at they were a broken spawn then because they just continously spawned one after the other and were eating me alive. Luckily two level 60s had wandered in (a tank and a wizard) and proceeded to lay waste to the little furballs. But... the more the killed, the more that spawned... I believe there were at least 30 corpses on the ground in a big pile from the AE and 10 or so running back and forth until eventualy the two could not take them anymore. I had to use a FD/loot tactic to survive long enough to pick my way through the corpses to get the 4 quest pieces. Needless to say I got everything and turned it in. She gave me 'i need all four blah blah' for the first 3 items (i handed them all in at once) and gave me the congrats msg for the fourth and the reward. Then I kicked the crap out of her... just for kicks... she isnt all that hard of a kill, i didnt finish. Decided not to take the faction hit. But she casts root i believe and heals... hits for around 80.

Anyway... gnolls... I dont tend to kill many of them... wonder how much someone would pay? ;)
that stupid girl didnt give me this
# Jul 27 2002 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
this club is nice, planed to get it for my 36 ranger (pratice 1hb and it would be nice against the gnolls) or maybe just sell it.......BUT, the lady didt give it to me :( she asks for four things which come out of blackburrow, which i went and collected in a couple hours (i think its battle plans that drop off a gnoll tectition....he is found in the patroling gnoll room, the one with the little pond in the middle and the landing area for the tree trap.....the other 3 drop off a gnoll courier, it was indiff to me even though all other gnolls are lvl 36 all coned dark blue and none carried a weapon....each only carried one of the three things you need each time....they also droped 2 to 4pp.....i killed one, droped area maps, next one droped encryption key, next droped maps again, then the 4th droped the 3rd needed itme....cant remem if it was marching plans or invasion plans.....2 of them were found in that cave area on the earth bridge above the port to jagedpine....the first i killed was found coming down the ramp from outside...and the last was found coming down the small ramp near the small wood bridge by the brewer camp......all of the items were looted in a couple hours and not too hard)......ANYWAYS! i went out to the lady, handed her all 4 things, the correct things, made sure i had my charisma stuff on, checked the con and said she was an ally and hit give......"im sorry pemen i have no need of this" and 3 "you misunderstood, i need all 4 items".....all she gave back were the gnoll battle plans :(


Pemen Vonmuerta
Officer of the Crusaders of Power
36th ranger of the path

by the way, the name pemen is not pronounced like ***** or is pronounced like the country yemen.

"if we were warriors or paladins we would have a fancy celebration and plenty of feasting, but we are just rangers, with no time for pleasentries"

Edited, Sat Jul 27 17:59:32 2002
RE: that stupid girl didnt give me this
# Jul 27 2002 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
all the stuff drops off can use gnoll tac at all. I made the same mistake..the courier has a different plan called invasion plans
thank you
# Jul 27 2002 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
ah thank you very much....was thinking it might be that.....well we are all alowed a mistake or two arent we? but did i use those mistakes up already? oh well, thank you for info and thank you for posting so everyone else that reads your post will know the write things to turn in :)
# Jul 27 2002 at 2:49 AM Rating: Default
lol i will have to have my ranger weild this with Gnoll slayer and go on a rampage all that bane damage those poor gnolls they wont know what hit them over and over and over again :P
RE: gnollbane
# Jul 29 2002 at 10:10 AM Rating: Default
Shibby, that would do some damage to em. YAAAAAAAAAAAAR
# Jul 26 2002 at 8:22 PM Rating: Default
lol, this think would be a lot of fun in blackburrow or splitpaw, even in velks with the icepaws
RE: fun
# Jul 26 2002 at 10:45 PM Rating: Default
Velk's? No...wielding a 12/28 wep in Velks would be no fun at all.
RE: fun
# Jul 26 2002 at 11:08 PM Rating: Default
those are kobolds anyway. only gnolls in Velious are in IC.
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