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Robe of the Lost Circle  

AC: 15
STR: +5 DEX: +5 STA: +5 AGI: +5 HP: +50
WT: 0.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: MNK
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Appearance:Plain Robe
Color (RGB):50, 10, 10
Lucy Entry By:Yrys
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-19 10:12:45
Page Updated:Sun Jun 26th, 2022

Expansion: Original Original

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 35

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This item is the result of a quest.
Expansion List - Premium only.
Quest Name
Monks of The Whistling Fist

Crafted: This item is crafted by players.


This item is found on creatures.

South Karana
NPC Name
Brother Qwinn

The Rathe Mountains
NPC Name
Brother Zephyl


This item is used in quests.
Expansion List - Premium only.

Quest Name
The Lost Circle

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
South Karana
The Rathe Mountains

Uploaded February 16th, 2019 by Khufu1
Updated February 17th, 2019
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# Jun 16 2022 at 8:18 PM Rating: Excellent
32 posts
As of June 2022 everything for this can be MQ'd with the brothers at level 1. My monk on Yelinak (in classic right now) just made the robe at level 1.

Had the idol and book on my druid. Collected (or bought) all the headband and sash quest pieces with my mage. Made newb monks in freeport and qeynos and parcelled everything to them for the turn ins.

Gave the purple headband and red sash to my level 1 monk. Took him and the druid to SK, Qwinn was up, went through quest text, turned in idol with the druid and then headband with the monk, got the needle. Went to rathe and had to kill PHs for about an hour before Bro Z spawned. Went through quest text with him, handed in book with the druid, then sash with the monk, got the rare pattern. Bought 400 mandrake root from an alchemy supplier and got monk tailoring up to like 50 and made shadow silk. Combined everything and bam, RotLC on a level 1 monk. Stylin.
New pic
# Feb 16 2019 at 5:57 PM Rating: Good
39 posts
New pic with accurate stats added. Wow, surprised nobody has updated that!
Bro Z on TLP
# Dec 28 2016 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Just wanted to drop a post to give my experience on TLP for getting the robe. There is now an added PH in the rotation, "a grizzly bear". Not all of them of course, but if a grizzly bear spawns and heads straight to the valley/exit, same as Bro Z and the other PH's, that is the PH for that round. ALSO the bear WILL be killed if it encounters a HG, so if you simply don't get a PH at around the right time, wait another 4-5 minutes and look again, odds are it was a bear that spawned hear a HG and got killed for you.

I can also confirm that the rat ******* doesn't drop the robe until you can see him wearing it.

Total kills:
A drake - 73
a grizzly bear - 46
Maldyn the unkempt - 11
Hasten Bootstrutter - 7
Brother Zephyl - 5

As you can see, if you're missing the bear as a PH you'll do a LOT of waiting around thinking you didn't get a ph while the bear strolls around the zone to finally despawn.
Brother z hunters
# Mar 15 2016 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
A bit late but...

I have gotten him to spawn six times now, all without a robe. I was wondering if indeed to start faction slaying. If so what needs to die? I am iksar by the way

Update on Bro z's spawn cycle. He will wander the zone for about 10 minutes. once he gets back to his spawn point he will depop and start the cycle over again. Not sure about other place holders. Good luck.

Edited, Mar 18th 2016 9:44am by Rooracuff


I got a confirmed drop of the robe of the lost circle from brother zephyl on Marc 19, 2016. Took about 30 hours camping on and off over a week. Just keep at it patience is your friend.

If you have any questions regarding the spawn cycle hit me up here or on firiona vie server, my name is rooracuf.

Happy hunting and good luck.

Edited, Mar 19th 2016 2:26pm by Rooracuff
Any since Apr 2014?
# Jul 28 2014 at 3:37 AM Rating: Good
27 posts
Anyone have either Brother drop a robe recently? I could build a cabin out of their bodies at this point and still no robe to show for it.
Any since Apr 2014?
# Jul 28 2014 at 8:12 AM Rating: Good
27 posts
Herp never mind, finally got one to drop a few hours and several kills later. Drop rate just seems ******** than it use to be.
Robe still drops off Bro Z
# Jan 17 2011 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
73 posts
Just got my Robe today off Brother Zephyl! I camped for around 15 hours total, and killed around 7 Bro Z's before he finally spawned with a visible robe (while I was in the zone).
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Qwinn PH's?
# Jun 18 2008 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
65 posts
I was wondering if anyone knew for sure which mobs are Brother Qwinn's PH's, I killed him once, no robe graphic and no robe, but that was two days ago and I have not seen him on track at all for the last two days since. Any info would help, thanks.
Robe Stats
# Jan 14 2007 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
I got the robe today by killing Brother Z, but the stats are different than what is listed here. Here are the stats on the robe I looted:

Robe of the Lost Circle
AC 15, STR 5, DEX 5, STA 5, AGI 5, HP 50
Robe Stats
# Jan 14 2007 at 10:47 PM Rating: Excellent
6,998 posts
aledorn wrote:
I got the robe today by killing Brother Z, but the stats are different than what is listed here. Here are the stats on the robe I looted:

Robe of the Lost Circle
AC 15, STR 5, DEX 5, STA 5, AGI 5, HP 50

Which of these stats doesn't match what's above?
Robe Stats
# Jan 15 2007 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
Oops, I was looking at the picture and did not notice the stats printed above the pic. Thanks for pointing this out.
Robe graphic is displayed.
# Jan 01 2007 at 6:41 PM Rating: Good
451 posts
Killed Brother Qwinn twice last 2 days. When he had no graphic, no robe dropped. Worn robe graphic (appears Burgundy in color) was on him when he did drop it. Someone mentioned the robe graphic appearing only* if he has it and spawns while you are in zone. This was not* the case for me, as I switched thru multiple toons in zone for MQ, prior to killing him, and all of them saw his robe on. He also had Torn Brown Shirt* and Black Headband on corpse at time of the robe kill.

- note: Qwinn did not respawn after turn-in, so it is* possible to do turn-in, then kill him after-the-fact to check on robe. I did it this way so I could keep one after I turned it in for the Whistling Fists version :)

Edited, Jan 1st 2007 6:43pm by Aegishopi
Qwinn down no robe
# Nov 11 2006 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
Just killed Qwinn, but he didn't drop the robe :(
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Seems you can craft this
# Jun 13 2006 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
47 posts
According to EQ Traders Corner, you can craft this now...
Recipe is here :
I checked here on Alla, the needle and pattern don't show in search...
Checked on Magelo, they do exist there...

Just my 2cp, I am no Monk!

Edited, Tue Jun 13 10:13:53 2006
Seems you can craft this
# Oct 11 2006 at 7:15 AM Rating: Decent
ummm... yeah -- have ALWAYS been able to craft this... you do it as part of the monk 1.0 quest ... camp raster and targin -- give their peices to bro Z and bro Q and get the needle and pattern back -- combine with some other stuff and BOOM RoLC as part of 1.0 quest. Still waay easier to just kill Bro Z and Q till they drop it... unless you're super lucky or love 200+ hours of camping hehe.
Seems you can craft this
# Oct 26 2006 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
I am so glad I havent done it all and so dont understand.
still drops
# Mar 26 2006 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent
Long camp for this robe but beats doing the quest killed him total of 10 times before he droped the robe
# Nov 19 2005 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
Just thought I would throw out another update.

Camped Brother Zephyl for about 8 hours today. Lots of drakes, quite a few Hastens, and a few Maldyn. They all spawned in the new HG area, and would proceed to head west. If you did not get to them in time they would pop over the ridge and you had a long run to track them down. 6 mins is the spawn timers. Killed Bro Z 4 times. 3 times no robe graphic and no robe. Last time he had the graphic and dropped the robe.

Hope this helps I know it's a lot of repeated info, but I thought it would be helpful.

Bawkin Spyda
66 Monk of Brell Serilis

Edited, Sat Nov 19 06:43:47 2005
# Nov 01 2005 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
4,445 posts
Finished this quest abit ago. For anybody that cares it is iksar useable also. Been checking all day for quinn to turn the stuff in. Finnally found him up, looked like he was roaming from aviak nest towards the west side of the splitpaw area.
Brothers gonna work it out
# May 18 2005 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
286 posts
I killed Brother Zephyl the other day. He dropped the Robe for me first time around. Got my monks epic in a day. Went back to kill Brother Zephyl in Rathe Mountains, just to get the robe again. This time i have killed him a total of (5 times), and Brother Quinn(2 times) in Southern Karana... both of them are dropping Cloth Tunic and headband only. Both of them max hit for 356points.

New info:Killed Brother Zephyl again this morning. He dropped the Robe of Lost Circles again. This time i noticed that the First Brother Zephyl that i killed that morning before at around 2:30Am, dropped the robe also. So both times i killed him at around 2:30Am he dropped robe....but all the other times that i killed him, he dropped headband, torn cloth tunic,and sometimes human blood.

Oh btw....was kinda strange, while tanking him with my Ranger i saw Brother Zephyl wearing a red robe.....but on my Cleric, he wasnt. That happened both times i killed him, when he dropped the ROLC.

Chars Used: 70 Ranger max tracking and logged my 70 Cleric when Brother Zephyl respawned.

Location of camp: -548.17, 746.66, 16.30(Brother Zephyl, Rathe Mountains) and Brother Qwinn was wondering around South Karana.

Mobs killed: A drake (lvl 25ish), Hasten Bootstrutter (lvl 40), Maldyn the Unkempt (lvl 35ish), Brother Zephyl (lvl 61)

Personal Opinion: Kill Brothers until you get Robe of Lost Circles. Really no points in doing Sub quest for it. Seems some people have put some serious hours into that quest.

As far as the pipes. I camped Karnors for 30mins and got pipe..camped Chardok with my girlfriend and killed a Iksar Betrayer on second spawn..

I went back to get pipes again right after i got Celestial Fist. Same exact thing happen to me ..this time i waited a little longer for Karnors (Pawduster) to spawn, both times i seen him spawn in Warlords room, he spawned 3rd mob from the door.

Well i hope this information will help the next guy that kills either brother.

Sirulus 2 Brother Qwinn 0
# Aug 24 2004 at 4:17 AM Rating: Default
Kinda late I know but... soloed Brother Qwinn for it. It is a fast but intense fight. I am a level 65th mage on Tunare server and my tactic was to park my pet at Brother Drash then wait for Brother Qwinn to path near (after verifying the second time he was up on my bard bot; the first time I killed him a random ranger in zone pulled him to the zonein to Splitpaw). From there I cast mala on him and sent my pet. I followed up with my Host of the Elements immediately as well as chaining Planar Renewal and Transons Elemental Renewal. On the first fight I had to use LoH at 53% on Brother Qwinn because I mistimed a heal (quads) and still ended the fight at 35-40% mana. He did not run until he was at 9% hp.

Pet buffs was Burnout 5, Protection of Calliav, Maelstrom of Ro and Velocity (for when he ran). I equipped the pet with 2 swords, a muzzle and girdle. The fight as I said is short but intense due to the unpredictable quads. The second time went much the same way except he quadded my pet about 4 times in a row which made him enrage. When trying to switch pets at 15% I mistimed my unsuspending of my reserve pet and Brother Qwinn summoned me. He did however run off after doing so which leads me to believe he will run at 19% if he isnt engaged on someone/thing.

The first kill only had a tunic and headband, the second was tunic, headband and robe. Good luck on your quest, I'm off to get some pipes!

required to be wonr?
# Apr 08 2004 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
80 posts
Does this have to be worn to cast the effect or can it sit in an inventory slot?
RE: required to be wonr?
# Jul 29 2004 at 9:54 PM Rating: Default
The robe of the lost circle does not have an effect.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 28 2004 at 3:04 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you can get this without killing Raster/Targin?
RE: So...
# Jan 05 2005 at 6:37 PM Rating: Decent
This is true , taking two things into consideration. One, the crippling faction hit, and Two the force needed to take down a lvl 61 monk. Aside from these, killing Quinn will get you the robe. I understand its about 50% drop rate.
not too tough
# Mar 12 2004 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
killed him today w/ my 65 warrior and 65 druid bot healing. He hits in the high 300's, and hits pretty fast. Like your typical buffed up newbie guards, seems completely MR. He walks at around 15 pct health. I would estimate he has around 20-25K hp.

Edited, Tue Mar 23 03:50:45 2004
Brother Qwinn
# Jan 08 2004 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
Today Brother Qwinn died. He is no slouch. It took a small raid to take him down. we had 2 groups of 4 with a tank in each group and 1 cleric in each group. Melee is the key here. Casters are of no use as far as DPS goes. He died fast and we had no casualties. Dropped robe, black headband and training tunic. He is up almost all the time in SK on Saryrn server. Good luck and happy hunting.

Brother Mekiku Thunderfoot of the 59th hand.
Steel and Honor
Saryrn server
Kiill the monks?
# Jan 06 2004 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
We have killed both monks in Rathe and SK, does anyone know if these two both still drop the robes? or do we have to waste time doing the quest.. Might be easier to waste time doing the quest though because these guys seem hard to spawn and are quite difficult, we got pwned the first time we tried.. second time he drop a black headband and a noob tunic.. Very MR so it must be mostly healing and meele to kill em//
why kill they are for turn ins lol
# Jan 04 2004 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
Heya well after 2 days of killin giants and brother z'z phs i finnaly got him you need the idol from raster and the red sash of order he gives you the robe pattern he spawned on the side of the hg hill as a matter of fact all of his phs spawn on or near the hg hill
How much man power do you need for Qwuinn and Z
# Oct 16 2003 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
How strong do you have to be to take Brother Q and Brother Z down? Could a 65 warrior and Shaman do it?
No need to quest it
# Sep 09 2003 at 6:11 AM Rating: Default
Dont waste your time doing the quest for this robe. All you need to do is kill Brother Zephyl (not sure about Qwinn) and he will drop the robe. A lot of people say that SOE nerfed it so that he no longer drops the robe, but just tonight while farming HGs for some cash I saw Bro Z runnin around but instead of wearing the basic wu armor that hes usually wearing he was wearing the robe of the lost circle. A bunch of high lvls in the zone grouped up with me and we took him down and he dropped the robe (yay), a torn training tunic, and a black headband. There were no faction hits, although he was pretty tough to kill! But lemme tell ya, its a lot better to kill him in 6 minutes and loot the robe than it is to quest the robe in I dunno, a couple months or less? Welp I cant wait to show my monk friend the robe and tell him how easy it was to get (hes been doing the quest for about a month straight now).

Reptillian Venomfists
Lvl 53 Disciple
Rathe Server

Edited, Tue Sep 9 07:19:28 2003
RE: No need to quest it
# Oct 12 2003 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
Are you sure its still unnerfed? Also could you possibly enlighten me on what it took to kill him? the firepower that is?
RE: No need to quest it
# Mar 08 2004 at 8:52 AM Rating: Default
Yep he still drops it, dropped it for me anyway. It can be done with 1 or 2 groups of high 50s to 60s. He's a raid style mob so you need to use raid tactics on him, but he's pure melee. Other than that hope he drops it for ya (from what I hear it is a rare drop, but still drops nonetheless).

Edited, Mon Mar 8 08:53:48 2004
shares yet again!
# Aug 09 2003 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
SORRY for double post..

ok, heres how i completed this quest...
got my monk up to 40 and needed a place to lvl so my friend let me bot is lvl 58 i went up to Solb and did some awsome lvling for a few days and go to 50...while in there i got targin and a few other minor loot items , was pretty fun too. After that i completed the red sash quest solo(obvioulsy it was really easy at 50) and bought purple headband for 1k. then i went to Lguk expecting to be there for many many many hours...WRONG i spent a total time of 6 hours and got a new bag for myself off evil-eye...was a fun camp also. ok, after i had all the stuff a guildy picked up the pet and i bought the spells then i went to RM to wait for Bro Z...this is the part that sucked for me, took me 2 nights of about 6-8 hours each to get him, i killed every PH too, guess just got unlucky! well i ran after him and hailed and hailed till he stopped...turned in and got my robe! now its a ***** getting the pipes for next robe...been having extremely bad luck with them...anyone reccomend a good way to get em without buying? that would be cool...

52 monk
tarew marr
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