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Glowing Black Stone  

This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
INT: +9
WT: 0.4 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Lore:Varsoon's Black Heart
Item Type:Armor
Merchant Value:2 pp 2 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:Gidono
IC Last Updated:2021-12-19 03:13:22
Page Updated:Mon Apr 10th, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 1,500pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 25

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This item is found on creatures.

Qeynos Hills
NPC Name
The Fabled Pyzjn


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

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Qeynos Hills

Item Lore: Varsoon's Black Heart

Uploaded December 2nd, 2020 by iventheassassin
Updated December 11th, 2022
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# Dec 16 2013 at 5:24 PM Rating: Good
49 posts
Looks like the Glowing Black Stone is the item required to complete the quest described as "APPQuestJohnC"
The "APP" prefix means it was created by a design apprentice who was tinkering with the tools and learning the game. This isn't a quest that can actually be completed. Years later, when QUEST flags were applied to items APPQuestJohnC was picked up in the query and the GBS was flagged as a quest item. I don't know who JohnC is. The quest was created on 2/26/2000 so this predates me by over 2 years.

Hope this helps solve the mystery!
GBS Email
# Feb 26 2016 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
There's lots of broken quests still in the game 17 years later. I remember when Sony still owned it that they tried to clean up a few of the loose ends like fixing the Clockwork Cargo quest so the bandits would actually spawn instead of the Clockwork Cargo suddenly despawning for no apparent reason while you were escorting it, but that effort didn't go very far. By that time, the players weren't using those zones anymore so I guess they felt it wasn't worth the effort to go back and fix things if the fixes weren't going to be seen by anyone.

Now, with everyone starting in Crescent Reach and with the Defiant drops helping everyone to powerlevel themselves for raids allowing them to skip over a lot of the low level content, there is even less reason to go back and fix anything that is older than a few expansions. They would just be paying a lot of people a lot of money to fix a bunch of things that nobody cares about anymore and that money would better spent fixing things that people are actually complaining about. I know a lot of players would be really upset if Daybreak spent a ton of their subscription fees fixing broken quests in vanilla EQ when there are more pressing issues in content released in the last 3-4 years that are frustrating people today.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
GBS Email
# Dec 17 2013 at 7:05 AM Rating: Good
362 posts

I salute you and your tenacity to dig, shoehorn, cajole, bullyrag, and eventually pry an answer from a Dev.

/salute Mixxit

Edited, Dec 17th 2013 8:16am by nekokirei
Savage Lady Nekokirei of Drinal
Predator Nekokirei of Stromm
Quest Item
# Jul 16 2008 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
An EQ developer told me today that the quest item tag is NOT a bug and it is in fact used for something.
# Oct 29 2006 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
after the release of tss this item is now tagged as a quest item, im not sure if its an error or if soe found a use for this once uber item.
I remember....
# May 29 2005 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
When you had to wait for weeks to get a chance at camping Pyzjn because there was always someone sitting in the ruins killing everything in sight to get her to spawn. Once in a while a smartarse would come along who knew where the spawn points were (there are several for Pyzjn), and would simply wait at the most likely spawn point and jump her as soon as she popped, but there weren't many with knowledge that deep. Rangers would also hang in the zone with track up and wait for her to pop and track her before she reached the ruins. This was in the days when you could enter QH, use /who and see at least 20 people in the zone all the time. Now you only see anyone in QH when Hadden is due to pop. :(
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
# Mar 30 2005 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
got to qh at 9am killijng all rats and everything in pillers to mont at 4am she will spawn ..oo its the fabled green to a 25 necro soloed her got fabled black glowing stone.
Spawned her
# Dec 28 2004 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
110 posts
I spawned her four times yesterday afternoon. She spawned the first time right after I killed Varsoon and VT Undying. After that she seemed to be on a seven minute spawn timer. I killed very little after that and she continuously spawned on her own. Not sure if this was a coincidence (or however its spelled) or not.
# Oct 22 2004 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
it is a solid red color, blinks, but no particle effect

Ancient Sensate Eye, Experimental Orb, Drachnid Thyxl
Nice Item
# Sep 25 2004 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
For a level 15 mob, this is an extemely nice item, use to go for over 2,000platinum, price has dropped quite a bit, but if your twinking a newbie, just go kill this necromancer, easy kill, and you saved some platinum.
nice item!!
# Jan 05 2004 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
I m going to try to get thiss for my mage! 9 int is crazy for this low newbie mob!!! I wounder how much this goes for on the zeb bazaar?
RE: nice item!!
# Jan 05 2004 at 8:02 PM Rating: Default
Back in the day, these things were really the only compliment to the uber Stein of Moggok. This was also a huge intelligence boost and even with 10 whole magic resistance! The Glowing Black Stone used to be worth around 9kp commonly. Now, you are lucky if you can get 1kp out of it. I have seen it many times in the bazaar for about 500 or 600 though. So you should be able to easily buy it if you get frustrated with the camp, which as mentioned in the item description is a pretty rare drop, this coupled with a CHANCE spawn of once per day maximum.
RE: nice item!!
# Jan 27 2004 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Yep. Around the time SoL went live, it went for between 5 to 9k in the Bazaar, depending on the seller. Since then, I've seen people try to sell it for 2k, and it probably gathers dust in their trader satchels.

I bought mine for 500pp. :)

Edited, Tue Jan 27 08:41:36 2004
RE: nice item!!!
# Mar 12 2004 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
I Agree. Still a nice item, though it's been a bit rare to find in the bazaar since SoL went live.

Edited, Fri Mar 12 18:15:17 2004
RE: nice item!!
# Jan 23 2004 at 12:20 AM Rating: Default
Chance spawn? I think not. I killed her seven times in just one hour while I was trying to get the Putrid Skellies to pop for my monk headband quests.
Lucky I guess
# Dec 25 2003 at 1:26 AM Rating: Decent
Just came from Jaggedpine on my way to POK for some C3 and Temp and came into QH from Surefall. She was up on track and no one in the zone so I figured what the heck. It was about 3 or 4 PM game time and she was just west of the hill west of the ruins standing there. Killed her and Nic Ressin (sp) took care of the pet for me, glad he didn't help with her cause she dropped the dagger and stone. Like I said lucky I guess.

Keban Arrowsmith
49 Ranger of Cazic Thule
Glowing Black Stone
# Dec 18 2003 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
I sat in the Hills for four nights. She spawned the second night with nothing but a dagger on her. I do remember that around ten o clock that night there wasn't anything to kill. She walked up from the SW part of zone. Later on the fourth night, she spawned once at ten o clock EQ time with that stupid dagger again and again at 4 am with necro blood. I am very disappointed and would have liked the stone. Oh well. Better luck next time. I do believe that killing rats will help her spawn. I forgot on the fourth night, all of a sudden there were tons of rats around. Killed them and there she was. In the middle of the ruins.
Got it
# Oct 29 2003 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
I've been camping both Hadden and pyzjn for a couple of weeks now, and finally got my stone off pyzjn. I killed Hadden (no drop) :( and went over to see if i could kill the little gnome a couple of time. I cleared the ruins, and after about 5 minutes, she walked in the middle of the ruins. I forgot what time it was, but I've killed her about 10 times, and the time doesn't seem to matter, although I only could get her to spawn at night. I then looted her and finally got the stone.
# Sep 21 2003 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
i was in qh and im a sk 54 i go to ruins ti get pyzjn to pop i kill all mobs around that i see then with the sense the dead spell kill all dead around then befor im done i get her pet on track everytime no matter what time of day i got her location she pops at also its 4254.65 -446.51 over the hill from ruins she walks over to the ruins i poped her 4 times in a row with this method got gbs 1 time hope this helps.
# Sep 13 2003 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
camped for 3 hours, off and on... just camp from 8pm to about 7am (eq time of course) run to blackburrow, blow some time buffing the little ones, then just camp from 8pm to about 7am (eq time of course) run to blackburrow, blow some time buffing the little ones, then just camp from 8pm to about 7am (eq time of course) run to blackburrow, blow some time buffing the little ones, then just camp from 8pm to about 7am (eq time of course) run to blackburrow, blow some time buffing the little ones, then just camp from 8pm to about 7am (eq time of course) run to blackburrow, blow some time buffing the little ones, then just camp from 8pm to about 7am (eq time of course) run to blackburrow, blow some time buffing the little ones.... yes... you like that idea...
I think the EQ gods just see you camping and feel your want, so they whizz on your parade. Just act like you don't care, always works for me.
Agnaeda Eversowsplendid
Level 51 and outdoing everyone so far.
Pyzjn x 3
# Jul 21 2003 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
126 posts
Was funny. I have a 24 druid camped in Qeynos hills for tracking purposes... and to kill Pyzjn if she is up... well... I logged on this morning and it was 5pm game time. I start killing things I think are her ph and get some nice spawns (mangy rats and grey wolves near ruins and a grizzly at ruins). a little bit into 7pm i pop the grizzly and any other beast that is on a path to the ruins.. and pop pop. 2 pyzjns on track. lol. was great. i track one and kill it. hit track to get the next and pop... a THIRD Pyzjn is up. haha. on my track is 2 Pyzjn's and 3 pets...
I took a ss when there were 2 then another when i saw the third. None dropped the stone, but that would make an old world caster sick to have seen so many after they camped this chick forever for one.

So, she has at least 3 placeholders I would say.
Soop 53ish War
Brell (CT)

Pugette Tripsalott
67 Monk - Brell (CT)

Mangie Scumsuccer
65 Shaman - Brell (CT)

71 Mage - Brell (CT)

58 Necro - CT
Stingy Stingy Pizzy.....
# Jul 20 2003 at 1:11 AM Rating: Decent
Ok so I am wandering through QHills on my way to see if Hadden is up (I figure his spawn is broken atm no pops in 12 hours RL time) and waited on him all day and nada no Hadden so I wander on over to the ruins to see what all the hype is about Pizzy. The first night she spawned once and the rest of the time I was there she spawned twice a night with Varsoon accompanying her on her journey twice. So me being the necro hate'n shammy that I am blast both of them to oblivion. On the last night I was there some little lvl 1 ranger newb wandered throught the ruins at like 10pm and guess Pizzy no VArsoon nothing! Oh yea btw I killed Pizzy a total of 11 times in 1 RL day and no stone and all Varsoon dropped was a regular dagger 8-P Now I am gonna have to REALLY camp her just on principle!
Just got the GBS
# Jun 22 2003 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
OK, here goes...
My method was a simple one (right or wrong, I don't buy into the "kill the PH at a specific time" theories). As a matter of fact, I've seen three PH's stacked right on top of one another at the ruins at the same time...two rats and a bear! SO, I just kill 'em all! Everything at the ruins, center stage or not, must die, constantly. As nightime rolls around (she DOES only spawn at night...that much is true), continue to kill everything. Watch the hill in front of the ruins (to the left of the Millers as you look away from the ruins toward SFG), she'll show up soon enough...RANDOMLY.
A little "debunking" is in order...there is no timer that I can see...I had her spawn three times in one night, within 10 minutes...three little gnome corpses all lined up in a row. Other nights, just one or two appearances...but certainly no "4 hour EQ timer" or somesuch.
The night I got the stone, I logged into EQ at 2AM EQ time...immediately cleared the ruins (including a bear at center stage that must have been there since daytime (never seen bears running around the area at night), ran around like a fool for no more than two minutes, and here she comes over the aforementioned hill! Intercepted her halfway down, even before she summoned her pet, and boom...a GBS. Simple as that. Note, I didn't clear the PH at 4:01 or any other nonsense such as that...just killed everything in sight on a consistant basis (out of boredom if nothing else!)

Edited, Sun Jun 22 21:50:02 2003
got it.
# May 22 2003 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent

Check that block.

Where's Hadden...?

-Cool Quote Here-
# May 19 2003 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
5,311 posts
Okay, I have no advice on how to make her spawn, but I'll tell you what I saw over my husband's shoulder as he ran through QH. He was coming from Qeynos, got to the hill just before the merchant house & a restless skeleton hit him. At the exact moment it died, 2 giant rats spawned just behind it. I figured it would be a good idea to kill them too. So he did, then ran to the ruins and killed everything, including putrid skeletons, a mangy rat & some dread corpses.

Grand plan? Secret method? Nahhh, but Pyzin did spawn in under 5 minutes, which is more than I had been able to get her to do.

And the sad end to this story is she only dropped a rusty dagger.

She spawned again as I was writing this and was gracious enough to drop..... YES... another rusty dagger!

Edited, Mon May 19 23:26:30 2003
"God created man from a handful of dust, and he created woman from that man's rib. And these two together were so stupid that they weren't on the planet five minutes when they managed to get a curse put on all future generations. Nice work." Pat Condell
# May 10 2003 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
I have gotten her to spawn 7 times in 1 EQ night, about 30 + times in the last 2 days. Sometimes within 2 minutes of each other. She has been nice and dropped 5 stones for me. I can tell you that she does have a placeholder which is random you just have to know which one.
new pyz spawns
# May 08 2003 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
I have been hunting pyzjn for 2yrs now. I know the spawn point is still random but she seams to have a PH now, it will stand near the center of the ruins near the center pillar. It seams that when the increased the spawn rates in the newbi zones it affected pyz.. i have killed her 5 times in one EQ night...but no stone..I'm not sure if she still drops it..good luck all
Howdy little lady .. wack
# Feb 08 2003 at 4:45 AM Rating: Decent
Was running from surfall to blackburrow for faction, and little lady and pet were walking up the hill away from the ruins, no one else around. Dropped the stone. So she is random im assuming, and not necessarily a ph kill to spawn.
The Zolz of many faces.. Shadowhawk
# Jan 26 2003 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
lol all ur ways to make her spawn.. none of which work... i will tell you the only way to have her spawn.. sit near the ruins up on top of the hill.. type /afk... now wait 4 days.... type /afk again... get up and see if she is there.... usually works for me lol... god some people are dumb....SHE IS A RANDOM SPAWN

4 Nights, 4 Kills, 1 Stone
# Dec 10 2002 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
Wait.....3 Nights, 4 Kills, 1 Stone. Got her to spawn two times in one night! :-) Happy now......I like it becasue it makes my hand glow.

Edited, Wed Dec 11 14:19:56 2002
3 Nights, 3 Kills, 0 Stones
# Dec 10 2002 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
Getting kind of mad.....
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