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Journeyman's Boots  

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Slot: FEET
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 1
Effect: Journeyman Boots (Any Slot, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 2.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):0, 0, 0
Submitted By:Ritter
Lucy Entry By:keltana
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-18 18:27:24
Page Updated:Tue Apr 25th, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 35

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Journeyman's Boots

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
The Rathe Mountains
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The cooldown
# Feb 10 2021 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know the cooldown time?
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The cooldown
# Feb 14 2021 at 2:45 PM Rating: Excellent
animekenji wrote:
Does anyone know the cooldown time?

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The relevancy of J-Boots
# Jun 29 2015 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
As I write this, the timelocked progression servers Ragefire and Lockjaw are newly live, and in pre-Kunark era time setting. Before run speed AA's, before mounts, these are still damn nice to get your hands on. Slower than SoW? Sure. Better than base movement speed though if you can't cast it, or don't have the means to multi-box, etc.

They're actually more relevant now than they were then, since zones like Ocean of Tears are now instanced. It's MUCH easier to get in a group or what-have-you to find a pair. That and the ring itself is still a good wrist item for int casters and now there's less gnashing-of-teeth when that necro says 'Need, don't care about the boots'.
Update - confirming information
# Mar 21 2012 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
Yesterday I was able to score a pair of these bad boys. The evening before a ranger and I camped the AC on the Seafury island. We slayed and slayed those nasty Seafuries until AC popped. So he does exist on the island and can be spawned by sanitizing the island of clops.

The shadowed men evaded me for about 15 minutes while I tooled around the "new" combined commonlands (who's a returner? this guy!). They are in the Southwest corner hunkered behind the last hill of the desert. Got the shadowed rapier off the first group. I was able to handle them easily as a 42 ENC.

Here was the difficult part. Locating Hasten. He is a slippery little cuss. I must have killed EVERYTHING (decaying skeleton, skeleton, lizardmen of all types, fire beetles, basilisks, giant skeletons, gians and "a drake", but never saw Brother Zephyl who is apparently also a PH for him) coming through the crossroads just to the West of the Feerott zone for a couple hours, no dice. I wanted to log, but didn't want to lose my rapier so I parked up on the hillside and left my char logged in until the next afternoon. Came back the next day and started to work my way through the path that Thoddy listed on Hasten Bootstrutter's bestiary page ( and lo and behold, Hasten was making his way back from a visit to the group of buildings that includes an inn listed as his turnaround point on Thoddy's map. Game him the ring, rapier and 325PP and got the boots. Yay!

Just to clarify the boots DO work indoors. Tested this with my mount which wouldn't summon indoors, but the jboots would. So, they are still worth having for those of us (me) that haven't put in the effort to collect the fabled ones from Najena.

Good luck!
# Jul 19 2011 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
AC popped on seafury island last night. finished j boots quest with ease. 71 iksar sk.
Hasten Bootstrutter
# Nov 04 2007 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
Well after he spawned today and we did the journey boot quest with him, I decided to follow him. He does not behave like he use to, running that loop counter clockwise west of the Ferrott zone. Now he just walks which makes it very easy to hail him and he just does one path and despawns. It seems that he spawns in the box canyon north of the Ferrott zone where the sphinx's are (the 2 named sphinxs are now in the same place) loc +3000 -3350. I am not certain of this because the first time we saw him was at the 4 way intersection at the Ferrott zone, and he was coming from the north. We did our turn in at the intersection and then I followed him. He pathed west from the intersection to the monument with the 3 named scarabs. Then he went north, walked through the builds label "Inn,gems merchant" on the map then a little bit further northwest to loc +4530 -1550 where he stopped for 30 seconds and went back the way he came. At the named scarab monument he went south and took the old pathing he use to do. He went east with the bottom of the "island/mountain" on his north side, where he stopped one more time at loc -340 -525 for 30 seconds, then continued on to the 4 way intersection west of ferrott zone. Through the intersection north back to the named sphinx's canyon to where I think his spawn spot is (+3000 - 3350) and depopped. Just one trip and he is up for maybe 10 minutes unless he is hailed.
# May 21 2007 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
Is the ancient cyclops still the only spawn on the island,
as on the zone revamp i mean ?

Just got them 30 seconds ago.
# May 18 2007 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
A Drake spawns at 2713.15, -2074.88 in Rathe Mountains... Got Hasten to spawn but didn't actually see him spawn... I apparently missed him running by me. After about 10 to 15 minutes of watching the spawn point for the Drake I went and checked the path. Only took me 4 or 5 A Drake kills to get him to pop.

Also killed Hasten for fun... Didn't drop anything and no faction hits.
OOT Spawn
# Apr 09 2007 at 6:50 AM Rating: Decent
AC still spawns on the center lil island, facing the island that spawns several Seafury Cyclops. Mudtoes and several SC are PHs. There is one thing that Bites for 500+ occassionally on the island, watch out for it. Never saw it, just got eaten by it. Also Hasten, in Moutains of Rath, is easy to get to if you sit at the cross-road that goes to Freerot, face the way to giant's and just kill what comes from that direction and you will see him a ways away coming to you.
ancients pop in OOT
# Feb 22 2007 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
in OOT teh random mobs dont pop anymore. only Boog Mudtoe pops now. this started with undersea release. anyone seen the ancient pop since then in 2007?
I dont think south ro ancient pops anymore.
ancients pop in OOT
# Mar 01 2007 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
AC popped for me today on the seafury island..hope this helps, was a little shocked to see him there myself..
ancients pop in OOT
# Mar 02 2007 at 6:49 AM Rating: Decent
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ancients pop in OOT
# Nov 24 2008 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
53 posts
He was up on seafury island when I went there yesterday.
November 23, 2008
ancients pop in OOT
# Mar 02 2007 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
AC kiled in South Ro on March 1 2007, definitely still spawns there
ancients pop in OOT
# Sep 05 2007 at 2:17 AM Rating: Decent
229 posts
Zoned into South Ro cause of a person bragging about the AC just waiting there for them at Zone line. I didn't see it until I passed the DE camp and went up a hill and saw a cyclops with a spear. I said to myself it couldn't be that easy. Conned it. Light blue conning 'an Ancient Cyclops'. A mintue or so later it was "an Acient Cyclop's corpse" and I had my ring.
cleric needed boots too
# Nov 21 2006 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
Got the jboots today for my 38 cleric, can't say I soloed them but almost. I think the hardest part was spawnen Bootstrutter. After he did show up off to the OOT I went.
Spent a couple hours killen ph on island some white some yellow and even some red, Have a SHM on our team so we are all potion junkies. Had some close calls but never lost the fight totally, the worst part was reds would not root had to chase all around island. Than a 50+? mage showed up said he'd like to just sit and wait, well I told him plse feel free to throw any magic you like, after only a few more ph's their he was the anc cyclops coned yellow, buffed and potioned up I set in. HE HITS HARD. Got me down to 35% and I begged the mage for help BOOM 2 zips and he was down. The mage killed him so I could not loot rite away, oh was I worried I wanted that ring. Finally after many trys looten and the mage tellen me to be calm it was mine. Woot Woot!
Now off to Lesser faydark for the rapier, that one was easy 4 or 5 shadowed men and I had it.
Spawning Bootstrutter again took forever was afraid my rapier was going to leave. I think its the drakes that spawn him. He showed up finally and the boots are mine. Will never be slow again and nomore wolf pots taken up space. Next got a monk who says she needs them boots. Wish me luck!
# Jun 22 2006 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
Are these boots tradeable?
# Jun 09 2021 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
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They are not normally tradeable, but on FV, Mischief, and Thornblade they are.

I suspect whatever server Thornblade and Mischief merge into will allow the boots to be traded as well, but that's not fact.
RE: Question
# Jun 27 2006 at 4:59 AM Rating: Decent
No! Look at the picture, it'll show the "no drop" phrase on it. They are only tradeable on the Firiona Vie server, but be prepared to pay upwards of 5k each for these there as of the time of this post.
Hasten Moved
# Nov 21 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
Hasten's Pathing is Diff now.

We killed the Drake by the OLD HG hill and Hasten popped just north of the Lake Rathe Zone in Area.

Hope this helps...
# Oct 15 2005 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
East of zone line?
AC May still pop, but Hasten is hiding ATM.
# Aug 04 2005 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
143 posts
Now that rath is the new home of the Froglocks, Hasten can be found along the trail east of the Ferrot zone-line.

Also, his spawn timmer and running habbits have changed. He is on about a 15min timmer. He no longer runs fast. He strolls at a nice even pace, making him easy to catch.

Edited, Sat Aug 13 22:49:15 2005
AC ring still drops ;-)
# Mar 13 2005 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
I swear, you're better off just occasionally running through SRo and checking around for cyclops than doing this camp.
3rd try for the ring (twinking a friend's lvl 17 gnome mage), never even saw clops first two tries,
only thing I did different 3rd try was kill the undead and that erudite at the sunken tower. Doubt that has anything to do with it, but I did get a lot more SG pops....all cheap bastages tho.
Finally got tired of my pet slashing everything in sight, sat down, started watching WPT while occasionally looking at the screen....15 mins later, hello, Mr. 'Clops. And thanks for the ring. Smiley: smile
# Feb 14 2005 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
Per the general advice listed here, I spent an hour wacking everything I could find. Cleaned out the temple 4 or 5 times; if it crawled or walked (...and a few that slithered...), I killed it. Nothing. Gave up for the night, came back in the next day, and guess who was coming up the rise when I crested the first sand dune?

I have no real contribution to random vs PH. I was the only one in the zone when successful, but ya never know.
# Feb 04 2005 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
110 posts
Alright, Im going to tell you what we did as of 2/3/05, 10:30 real time.

Let me set the scene. It's just me and my friend Rygor, in Sro. People come in and out. I am a 36 mage, he is a 23 Warrior. We simply did the following, all times are in game time:

5pm-9pm: Random killings, spiders, undead, everything
9pm: The necro at the tower is up, kill him, then kill "crypt mummy" inside the tower
9pm-10pm: Random killings, killed necro and mummy in tower once more each.
11pm: Terrantula spawns, he is whooping our butts, luckily some guildies were in the zone so they came and killed it.
2am: I look over the hill just north of the tents, and low and behold, a giant cyclops running around with a spear. We simply meleed it to death, since I couldnt land a single nuke. He was very easy. When he was at 10% though, a sand giant came up and started hitting us, this is a problem. The AC is easy, but the giants are too strong for us. I run like hell, Rygor stays back, kills the AC, loots the ring, and sprints to Oasis, I gate out and we live to fight again. Now we are off to do the turn in.

--Kill any spiders, undead, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, the guys at the sunken tower. Feel free to kill other things too, not sure if they are related or not
--We did not kill a single giant
--We killed the Terr. once
--Killed 2 Terr.-ings
--Spawned AC, simple as that.

I hope this is helpful, this is my second time killing this bugger. Now I need to do it twice more and Im done with him forever. Wish me luck.

--Side note, this is the same thing I did the first time I spawned him, stick with this and you should get him in no time, took us about 1-2hrs real time to get the job done.--
The Ring
# Dec 01 2004 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
Ok guys. I am a lvl 17 Rogue. I spent a couple of days going out to south ro just to see if i might get lucky and see the AC, but not hanging out very long. I get tired of hearing ppl tell me that a lvl 17 is too low to get these dam boots so I am going to get them. Well last night I was going to dedicate my entire night camping out and waiting for the AC. Without SoW my journey was slow getting out there because I was "Hiding and Sneaking" all the was out there to reduce the risk of dieing. I got out about 4:45 my time. headed just north of the camp that is just east of the undead tower. Campped out on the top of the hill. Wasn't sure how long it would take to pop but was going to hang out till it did, even if i couldn't kill it. HE POPPED 5:30!!!. I could have crapped my pants. I didn't kill a thing to make him pop. nothing. I would have had to come out of "hide" to attack anything and that wouldn't be a smart thing to do being a lvl 17 and alone in south ro.... I considered maybe trying to pickpocket it and running for the zone because he, of course, /con ed red to me. So i figured that whenever he got close to the zone i would give that a shot. but in the mean time i was "/ooc anyone want to come kill the Ancient Cyclops for me and leave me the Ring of the Ancient." haha after about 10 minutes of following the cyclops around and saying that, sure enough someone came over and they /con ed blue and they enjoyed the kill. They got the other ring he had and 41 pp and guess what they left me :):):). I have had the Rapier, i made the mistake of getting that first. lol. lost it when i campped. if i would have known what the hell a "no rent" item was i would still be logged on. I am still short about 200 pp so now i am going to spend a little time in Black Burrow tonight looting and killing. soon will be the end of my begging for SoW.
RE: The Ring
# Jan 15 2005 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
[q] I get tired of hearing ppl tell me that a lvl 17 is too low to get these dam boots so I am going to get them... I considered maybe trying to pickpocket it and running for the zone because he, of course, /con ed red to me. So i figured that whenever he got close to the zone i would give that a shot. but in the mean time i was "/ooc anyone want to come kill the Ancient Cyclops for me and leave me the Ring of the Ancient." haha after about 10 minutes of following the cyclops around and saying that, sure enough someone came over and they /con ed blue and they enjoyed the kill. They got the other ring he had and 41 pp and guess what they left me :):):)[/q]

So, you just disproved yourself...obviously level 17 is too low to get the boots if you had to rely on a passerby's kindness. And for the record, the ring from the AC is Magic and I don't think PickPocketing would work.
RE: The Ring
# Dec 06 2004 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
Pwedge I don't see why you want these so badly. Sure it's unlimited charges but it's about half the speed of SOW. Just make friends with a shammy and try and get free 10 Dose Blood of the Wolf from him. That's what I do with my younger brother.

Don't believe me on the speed, just read the spell data. 35% is same as Selo's. Not really all that great, believe me I play a Bard everynow and then fer the heck of it.
RE: The Ring
# Feb 14 2005 at 12:33 AM Rating: Default
You said 35% is same is selo's therefore not that great and that we should believe you because you play a level 18 Bard.
Heh well your wrong. At level 50 Selos is 65% and Drums even Modify that, most good bards are faster than the best horses and drogmors (with Instrument mastery AA and fleet of foot AA) So Selos is WAY better than what you say it is and WAY better than these boots.
He probably wants the boots because they are unique its a cool thing to have especially if you have no other way of providing extra speed for yourself. And you can use this to boost the speed at which you sneak/hide which is also useful for a rogue.
Grats on the boots Pwedge! trying to get some for my Necromancer friend now =D.
RE: The Ring
# Dec 07 2004 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
i did get them and i am very happy with them. i know they are only increase your run speed by 35% and SoW is 50%. but it isn't easy trying to find SoW when you are running for you life through the desert of s. ro. and i am new to this game and don't have alot of the pp. in fact to get the 325 pp i needed to get just get the boots i had spent 3 days killing willowisps in west commonlands and qeynos hills. lol. i don't have alot of money to spend on potions that run out. i want ry'gorr or ravenscale armor. (prefer ry'gorr) so if you have any to donate to a worthy cause you can find me on the maelin starpyre server after 5pm est. lol.

i would have been a lvl 18 when i got the boots but since i fell into a trap and died 10 times trying to get my corpse back i got the boots at lvl 17 :). i am back up to 18 now though. for all that are concerned.
PP or GP
# Nov 12 2004 at 9:51 PM Rating: Decent
I can conffirm that U can give Hasten PP instead of gold. I did this for a friend who had forgotten her Gold. We gave him Plat. instead and it worked fine. This was on Xev server.
Trivial Loot Code!
# Oct 06 2004 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
I am actually on the Firiona Vie server and having one hell of a issue! The AC is obviously very Blue to a level 45 Necro in OoT. I lucked out tonight and had a 45 minute wait, got the pop, and headed off to get buffed. I figured hey, NP< I'll go kill a few SM's in SK or LFay and poof, go make my turn in.


Trivial Loot code is in effect for the Shadowed Man spawns. Which means any LORE or No Drop items they drop, WON'T if you get no exp from them, or anyone in your group gets no exp from them. How the holy hell am I supposed to get the damned rapier? I shouldn't have to rely on someone being around low enough to kill the damned things for me, that is BS.
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 14 2005 at 12:36 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hehe I agree with you that is pretty lame but have you checked the bazaar? Some people sell the items for quests like that. Wouldnt hurt to look but good luck.
Killed him!
# Sep 06 2004 at 12:13 AM Rating: Decent
110 posts
Ok, I was in SRo today with a few guidlies to pick this ring up. We killed Ghoul of Takish-Hiz twice and Terrorantula once. We also killed various spiders and undeads. He spawned dead north of the merchants at around 8am game time. Killed him with ease with a few 40-50s. I do not know the specific loc of the spawn but I saw him fall and it was straight north of the merchants. He walks a triangle from the merchants to one Derv camp, then to the other camp, then back to the merchants. Torv, 9/5/04.
# Aug 24 2004 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
MQs sell for 4000 to 5000 platinum on Drinal
# Aug 09 2004 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
can anybody tell me what the place holders are to the cyclops in south ro, been here for 4 days and he only popped once but somebody beat me to him
RE: PH's
# Aug 16 2004 at 5:26 AM Rating: Decent
Camped him starting yesturday. Took a few hours of killing the Sand Giant and for good measure I killed the spawn in the little temple, the skellie that hangs there, kind of NE side middle of the sand area. Also killed the Terrorantula as a bonus. Tracking is the key. Sand Giants pop close to the north east side and the Ancient Cyclops popped on the NW side. Long, rare spawn as you know.

Once my son's Pally got the Ring of the Ancients rest was easy. Ported us to WC went right up to the Shadowmen area and the first one I killed dropped the Shadow Rapier.

Next, I ported us to Farrott ran to RM and went to the path area south of the Hill Giant Hill. I did exactly what some of the messages about Hasten said to do.

I camped right in the middle of the path at -863, +477 while my son's Pally stayed up on the hill, safe from danger.

I killed 2 "a drake", 2 "Balisk", hit my tracking and bang there Hasten was. Put him on track and kept turning in the direct he was coming from.

Once I saw him flying towards me I targeted him and started hitting my "H" key. He stopped dead in his tracks about 15-20 feet from me and asked what I needed.

Had my son's Pally run down and hail him. Then he handed him the Ring of the Ancients, Shadowed Rapier, and 325 pp all at once. Now he has some nice new boots and does have to bug me for a SoW!! =)

BTW, we did this while in Wolf Form, just in case we had to make a run for it at some point. Hasten likes puppies I guess.

Hope this helps and Goodluck!

Edited, Mon Aug 16 06:43:43 2004
# Jul 08 2004 at 7:32 AM Rating: Decent
I camped the ring in OoT with my friend. 6 minutes between spawns on the island with the mage selling spells. Not one popped, and we waited a while (he had waited more than 10 hours). We gave up...

Later on that day, I took my Shadowknight, lvl 47, into South Ro, just to take a swing at the AC because maybe I would have a better chance here. Beat on things that moved or looked at me funny for a long while (of course, I dont have track, so I was really taking a long shot here).

A level 16 paladin friend of mine sent me a tell and said "Some kind of cyclops is over here...but someone's killing it"

I believe my next words were...: "skyrcp92fydukfjsgdv[09"

I hope I've crystalized them for you.

Anyway, level 65 beastlord downed the AC and let me loot the ring, so all my worries were for nothing. I suggest Sro over OoT any day.

Went to Rathe Mountains. As they've said before, the best place to wait for Hasten is south of the first hill giant hill, near the entrance to the most southern 'Area'.

I waited there not 10 minutes and I hear the pitter-patter of little feet. I get up, target little Bootstrutter,and mash my hail button.

And he ignored me.

The little frick ignored me. He ran off, thinking of gumdrops and happy rainbows or whatever goes through a gnome's mind, and he ignored me.

Wow I was mad.

He came around a second time, ran up and almost was on top of him (you're ganna need SoW, flks..)- hailed him about 17 times, and he finally turned around.

Gave him the coins, rapier, and my AC ring...crossed my fingers..and the J-boots are mine.

I right clicked the boots, smiled, snared Bootstrutter, feared him, and proceeded to beat the living gnome-substances out of him. He gives good exp at level 47, hits for about 100 max, doesn't drop any coin or loot, but makes a wonderful sound when he dies.


Yuru Sanzo
Shadowknight of the 47th 'Hail, Hasten Bootstrutter'
The Rathe server

it is a lie
# May 06 2004 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
Here is the low down. The jboots (not the fabled jboots)have nott been nerfed to the lvl of 50. I would post a screen shot but I don't know how to do it. So, if someone would tell me how to do it I will post it.

llamka lvl 53 cleric
llamkat lvl 20 bst
and a bunch of newbies with armor they shouldn't have......

Quote: Life is only life when life is life

Edited, Thu May 6 01:46:29 2004
RE: it is a lie
# May 15 2004 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
258 posts
Ayup my lower lvl alts (ranging from 25 to 35) still use em no problem from inventory.
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