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Ivandyr's Hoop  

Lore Item
Slot: EAR
Charges: 6
AC: 6
WIS: +6 INT: +6 HP: +6
Effect: Spirit Tap (Any Slot, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL except DRU MNK BRD BST
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Jewelry
Merchant Value:80 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Stugg
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-12 05:13:28
Page Updated:Mon Apr 10th, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 25,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 20

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This item is the result of a quest.
Expansion List - Premium only.
Quest Name
Lynuga's Gem Collection

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Innothule Swamp

Uploaded January 6th, 2023 by iventheassassin
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After Revamp
# Jul 26 2007 at 1:49 PM Rating: Default
761 posts
Anyone confirm spawn after 07/25/07 ....revamp cool but have been running around trying to find Lynuga.... no luck.... please confrim if you run into here in zone...and location.


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# Nov 13 2004 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
It's been asked 5 times through this whole thing but yet to be answered... How do you recharge it?? and to sum up for everyone else on PvP not there don't waste your loot, on non-PvP rangers rejoice!!!
# Aug 18 2003 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
so, I take it no one knows if this item is rechargeable... ppl have asked a couple times already, but only replies I see is everyone bragging about how they got one and who can or can't use it instead of looking at the item description. Anyone got the 411 if this can be recharged?
RE: recharge?
# Sep 13 2003 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
from information i got ingame any item can be recharged by gnome tinkerers.. if they put the item and a mana battery ( the size depends on the item ) into a toolbox and combine it recharges the item. I cant cnfirm this as i havent tried it but hope this helps
RE: recharge?
# Apr 10 2005 at 6:18 AM Rating: Decent
Not true. Only the PoSky quest items, and a small number of Tinkered items, can be recharged in this way. MOST Charged items in the game, like this one, are NOT rechargeable.
RE: recharge?
# Aug 22 2003 at 3:40 PM Rating: Excellent
You can recharge any item.....As long as you sell or a vendor has bought a fully charged item. Then you sell the item that is out of charges to the vendor. And buy back the items and it will be fully charged. 1 Sell fully charged. 2 Sell uncharged. 3 buy em both back and they will both be charged. 4 make sure you have not sold the uncharged one in first. or they will both be uncharged. 5 you will need a mule for lore items or a compadre.

P.S. I said charged alot

Edited, Fri Aug 22 16:38:42 2003
RE: recharge?
# Mar 31 2004 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
It is no longer possible to have vendors recharge items for you...twas struck with the nerf bat.
RE: recharge?
# Oct 19 2005 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
1,074 posts
Fixing a bug is not a nerf.

Making a feature less rewarding is a nerf.

After 16 years, I'm not listing every friggin character.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 13 2003 at 10:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) [Black][/Black][pre][/pre]
Lynuga still around
# Apr 23 2003 at 4:16 AM Rating: Decent
I rasn into her today with my level 8 frog. She immediately attacked and wiped me out before I knew what hit. I saw her twice more ( at a distance) near the Upper Guk entrance... usually to the south and east, but near.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 28 2003 at 12:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) how the hell you figure that you moron "intended for races that could be the evil classes" it is Pally useable moron.
RE: hey Flatulent
# Apr 01 2003 at 12:06 PM Rating: Default
"intended for """""races""""" that could be the evil classes" You need to learn to read, and comprehend. There is a diference between EVIL RACES ( hated almost every where ) and evil CLASSES ( tolorated for the most part by there own Race)

Humans can be Shadowknights ( evil ), or Necromancers ( evil )
Erudites SAME
Gnome - Necromancers

This leaves out why High Elfs are allowed.

However if it was bassed on one of the DARK religions then They fit. There wizards can worship Solsek Ro
RE: hey Flatulent
# Jul 18 2003 at 3:59 AM Rating: Default
They aren't. It's Half elves, though that, too, makes me wonder.

Also, gnomes can be 'evil' clerics and SKs. And it's races that our tolerated by their own race, classes that are hated nearly everywhere.

Edited, Fri Jul 18 04:51:27 2003
Unusable by Beastlords?
# Mar 05 2003 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
170 posts
What a crying shame... they are the only hybrids left out of the earring.
# Feb 27 2003 at 1:14 PM Rating: Default
I noticed that it says this item can be used by shaman, but barbarian is not listed as a useable class. Can anyone comfirm whether or not barbarian shaman can use this item?
RE: Race?
# Feb 27 2003 at 5:44 PM Rating: Default
Barb shaman cannot. I am surprised Frogs can since it was originally only intended for races that could be the "evil" classes, ie. Necro and SK. But then again, so much has become more Monte Haul than RP so no real surprise. Going to have to try for one for my frog now :-)
RE: Race?
# Feb 27 2003 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
Frogloks *can* use this, though. ;)
With the advent of Gukta...
# Feb 18 2003 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
My question is this: since the frogloks have taken over Gukta and Innothule has changed drastically, how would one go about getting this? Where has Lynuga gone? Or has the worth of the existing hoops suddenly hit the Plane of Sky?
RE: With the advent of Gukta...
# Feb 26 2003 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
Lynuga was in zone last night. Being a frog and since she was threatening I decided against talking to her ;)
# Dec 24 2002 at 3:40 PM Rating: Excellent
How do you recharge this bad boy?
No Drop?
# Nov 04 2002 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
104 posts
I see the screenshot stating "MAGIC, LORE", however the site data reads "LORE, NO DROP".

With all the talk of selling and trading I assume it can still be bought?
RE: No Drop?
# Nov 19 2002 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
No this is NOT No Drop!
RE: No Drop?
# Nov 05 2002 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
Probably another screen shot off the roleplaying server.
# Oct 29 2002 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
Says this item is 6 charges, can this be recharged with her as well? If so, how?
# Oct 12 2002 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
Just a couple words about who can use this item and why. 1: Gnomes can use this. 2: Half-Elves can use this because they can worship Rallos Zek (an evil god). There, questions answered.
# Oct 11 2002 at 9:58 AM Rating: Default
It would seem to be that on the Zek servers, the success rate has been severely nerfed. But if you're on a non-Zek server, you still have the same chance. Or at least a better chance than on a Zek server. :-)
RE: Drop-Yes/Drop-No
# Oct 29 2002 at 3:23 AM Rating: Good
280 posts
Ive heard ( not confirmed personally ) that this item was nerfed on all PvP servers due to the fact it had basically a 900 hp life tap effect that took less than 2 seconds to get you walk up to that twinked out 60 wizard who just soloed some big mob and go up and click the earring 6 times and splat...LOADING PLEASE WAIT.. while you loot the sweetest item off his corpse. The got rid of it AFAIK, so Ivandyrs Hoops with all 6 charges on them on PVP servers that are left probably cost a fortune. Still a VERY nice earring for the effort on non PVP servers tho, especially as a shaman if all 900 hp ( 6 casts x 150hp/cast ) landed, the mob would be down 900 hp and you would have 900 more hp to cannibalize to make the kill or make your escape.
To answer the question, yes, its still drops on blue servers, and not on PvP servers due to it being overpowered for PvP.

56 Ogre Luminary on Luclin server--Baron Aggrok ( YEAHHH! made 56 finally last night !! )
RE: Drop-Yes/Drop-No
# Mar 04 2003 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
The lv 49 necro spell Drain Soul doesn't even do 900 dmg and Spirit Tap is lv 29.

Edited, Tue Mar 4 10:20:09 2003
RE: Drop-Yes/Drop-No
# Mar 21 2003 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
>>>>The lv 49 necro spell Drain Soul doesn't even do 900 dmg and Spirit Tap is lv 29.

6 insta-cast 150 dmg tap.
Ivandyr's Hoops
# Sep 21 2002 at 3:50 PM Rating: Good
280 posts
I got one of these last night. I spawned Lynuga by killing everything that moved around Guk entry, including 2 of the Nobles. After about 30 min she spawned at pos 400, neg 482. I handed in gem 1 and got a hammer. the 2nd one gave me nothing--I assumed I got a hammer again and since they are lore It didnt go into inventory--so I ran and sold the hammer at the troll at the stone hand ( pos 1180, pos 540 ) and ran back to Lynuga. I did this until I ran out of gems and when I went back to Grobb to get more ( cant remember merchants name ), I got attacked by guards that werent KoS before. So I zoned back out and invised, ran back to the the merchant. One guard wouldnt leave the area, so I walked to a safe spot and cast root on him, which broke my invis and he came after me. After I had him rooted out of the way I got more gems and gated back to Lynuga. I got the loop and didnt spend as much as the market value in doing so ( around 4k on Luclin server ). Just keep in mind its best to have 2 people doing this, one to do the turn ins and one to sell the hammers/axes and buy more gems--the gems with 136 CHA in Grobb were 131pp and change, and the weapons sell for 70pp each roughly. You will waste troll basher faction but merchants will still deal with you if u need to buy the rubies in Grobb. Finally an upgrade to my Forrest Loops ( to bad IH's are lore ).
By the way, there is no truth to the stories that you have to hand in 4 rubies at a time to get the hoop or give them to her stacked--give her one at a time.

55 Ogre Luminary on Luclin Server--Chaotic Winds--Baron Aggrok

Edited, Sat Sep 21 16:37:27 2002
can this be recharged?
# Sep 12 2002 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
I heard somebody say that this can be recharged. Any idea if this is true and/or how to do it?


DE Necros
# Aug 11 2002 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
Just something else Ive noticed is that Dark Elf Necromancers seem to have had the best luck. 1 guy handed in 1 ruby and got it. I handed in 2 and got it.. hmm. Just a thought.
RE: DE Necros
# Oct 11 2002 at 3:51 PM Rating: Default
Twice is a coincidence. It takes at least three incidents to be a pattern, and many more to test the reliability of that pattern.
Got it
# Aug 11 2002 at 6:42 AM Rating: Decent
This is still dropping. I had 2 rubies on me and saw this gal. Gave her the 1st one and got the axe, gave her the 2nd and bingo! got the hoop.
I remembered reading these posts and equipt my opal encrusted stien which brought my charisma up to 75 (Dark Elf Necro :).. but then who can say if that had anything to do with it at all.
So, still dropping good luck all.
Ruby quest
# Aug 08 2002 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
I tried this quest today, and got the normal junk. I also got a message :'Mmm. Ruby!! Me thanks you! Here take this, me got it off dead someone who try take me collection. Me thinks this valuable thing.' I didn't get any item with this message other than faction and a little exp. Anybody know what this is?
# Jun 17 2002 at 12:09 AM Rating: Default
as of the June 6 patch, this item was nerfed. It not longer drops, or has been put to a rate that is insane. I went there, and spent over 15 stacks of rubies for one of these. I wanted that effect to save my life, but found, i emptied my bank account. I got friends to try it, people will ally faction, everything. IMO the item has stopped dropping.. and it was such a nice item.
# Jul 04 2002 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
I play on both Rallos Zek and Xegony. I have been looking into these hoops for a long period of time now. I decided to give it a shot. On Xegony, it took a while to find Lynuga up but I got the hoop on my 27th ruby. Rallos Zek, on the other hand, is a different story =(... I used over 275 rubies on this (&#$(&#. After about the 100th ruby my attitude was 'OK, I have gone this far... not going to quit now after putting so much money in...' So, being the rich guy I am, I have(errr HAD) over 125k so I figured I would be able to get it eventually, I used more and more rubies. Around the 200th ruby, I petitioned. I kept on going, and finally gave up when a GM began talking with me. Well, it is confirmed... due to it being overpowered PvP-wise, it has officially been nerfed *cry*.. I wasn't even wanting it for PvP reasons =(
# Jul 04 2002 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
Just figured I'd add something, if you are on Rallos, and you are looking for one of those GODFORSAKENLY TOO COMMON (&#$(#*&$#& axes, then I would suggest doing this quest. Otherwise, do yourself a favor and keep those rubies... add it to your <I'm going to get a horse> fund.
RE: sorry
# Aug 05 2002 at 3:42 PM Rating: Default
sorry to change the subject, but speaking of horses, how much do they cost? i have heard from a lot of people that they cost over 100,000 pp, but i just wanted to check the prices out of my own newb dreaming, and to my surprise they were less then 87,000pp. would faction have changed the price that much or is that there actual price? and yes, i was looking at the chain (best quality right?) horses
RE: sorry
# Feb 10 2003 at 8:12 PM Rating: Default
Where to buy a horse?
RE: sorry
# Oct 11 2002 at 9:15 AM Rating: Default
The cheapest horse is around 8k (with cha buffed). The really nice thing is that 8k gets you 90% of what is useful about a horse. The speed aspect is mostly a red-herring (get yourself 10 sow potions for 1k, and those should last you quite a while). The real benefit for casters is that you are effectively always sitting, but with no agro! I've heard horses described as FT 10 for this very reason!

A horse is going to be my next purchace... then some rubies :-)
NOT Nerfed
# Jul 01 2002 at 3:28 AM Rating: Decent
Saw Lynuga up, was carrying a lot of rubies I was using to make Mistletoe Sickles, and was feeling lucky (had just gotten a nifty new Vengeful Mistmoore Shield - thanks, Grongl!). I decided to drop some rubies on her. Gave her a single ruby - Brutechopper. Gave four more at once, got the mallet (and presumably lost three other items due to their being lore). Another set of four, and got the Hoop. Still feeling lucky, gave another character with me the rubies I had left, they turned in four - another Hoop! So two hoops for only 13 rubies.

Doesn't seem nerfed - just the vagaries of the much maligned RNG. Color me a very lucky (and happy) ogre.

45 Shadowknight, Quellious

RE: NOT Nerfed
# Jul 17 2002 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
So is this item REALLY available? If some are saying nopers, and some say yeppers, could it be a racial issue? ***** the spirit tap.. I want the 6INT/WIS!
# Jun 17 2002 at 12:47 AM Rating: Default
it wasn't june 6, it was a couple days ago, like the 15 16 or something, cause i got one on june 8th, and when i went to get another one, i wasted a good 40k in rubies before i gave up
Just Got It!
# Jun 14 2002 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
75 posts
Decided to try my luck at the quest. Parked my chanter in Innothule by the entrance to Guk with one stack of rubies. Checking periodically, happened to see Lynuga up. Got it on the 19th ruby :)

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# Apr 23 2002 at 11:45 AM Rating: Default
I obtained this ear hoop last night with my paladin. It dropped off of a mob called "Magicfeather" in North karana, was light blue to a lvl 51 paladin. He also dropped a combine war hammer and a jade ring. pretty hard mob to kill, magc resitance was high, he nuked and hit pretty hard
RE: other info
# Jul 05 2002 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
I'm assuming you mean GrimFeather.. i know he cons light blue to a lvl 52.. but I had no idea that Grim had any spell-casting abilities... you sure you are remembering things correctly?
RE: other info
# Oct 10 2002 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
Magicfeather was a short lived event type thing in NK a while back. I seem to recall something like this name a while back and a guildmate confirmed my suspicion. Kinda like the "swarm queen" in WK who was a short lived blue diamond dropping mob that was an easy kill for one 50+ back when the whole qeynos badge series started. I am still bitter that I never managed to waste that bug....

RE: other info
# Jun 14 2002 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
Do you mean Grimfeather, or was a mob added recently that I'm unaware of? (easily the case, since I haven't been anywhere near NK longer than the 12 minutes it takes to port up to the Nexus in months upon months now) You know, that nasty griff that's faster than sow and hits for ungodly amounts of damage to the poor low to mid levels medding in the guard tower or passing time at the gypsie camp for one reason or another.

^_~ Yeah, been there, done that, lol.

either way, congrats paladin person. Very nice earring.
# Apr 04 2002 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
Paladin usable too.
still 6 charges?
# Mar 20 2002 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
actually only 6 charges of spirit tap on it? but anyway, think its a good piece.

Hilde Guaard
shhh, its a secret
# Mar 19 2002 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Are you kiddin me, a ranger with spirit tap! This is by far my most favorite item in the game to date. Weapon proc's and Tolan stuff be damned. This little item has saved my *** every time Ive used it, and I will be sure always to have one with a charge left in it
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