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Testament of Vanear  

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WIS: +10 MANA: +10
Focus: Mana Preservation I
WT: 2.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Misc
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-15 20:32:59
Page Updated:Mon Apr 10th, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 16

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Library Book


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woot 42mins
# Jan 26 2014 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
343 posts
just got it all from start to end in 42mins on my Classic Druid on Vox (lev 18)
got Jester on 5th card
Dyelin was up
whacked 3 or 4 DB bandits too and then the named bandits in cave below, got me to lev 19 with a few cb bads and belts
# Jan 20 2004 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
This is actually a really tempting quest to do but the thing that really bothers me is the fact that it's secondary and not range. For a class like a paladin or ranger you're going to have a shield(paladin) or another weapon(ranger) in the secondary slot. So it does seem more of a druid shaman item. :'( I guess I could do for my shammy then.
RE: tempting
# Mar 09 2005 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
Quest is FINALLY live again.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 06 2003 at 12:42 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This is what I did to get around the 8 hr spawn time. Just have a friend park an alt there and while your lvling with your friend just have him check periodicly if he's up and no ones already got him just have your friend hold spot till you get there. Well heres a game for ya heh if ya just wanna kill time waiten for web pages to up load and such no download so it wont take up any eq space. pretty fun i think
Long but worth it
# Apr 18 2003 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
After seeing my friend with this..braging about the +10 wis...I wanted one for my druid which badly needs wis items and he also said it was easy to get it but I found out the Dylinn is a 8 hour spawn I nearly fell dead waiting for the @&^! page anyway I got it and combined it a book and got my +10 wis which makes my wis at 160 at 36 I'm maybe going to do this quest again with my friends shammy...this time I'm bringing my sk so I can knock out all the smugglers for fun instead of waiting for the spawn

40 Shadow Knight

Lulaneal SpiritLies
36 Druid
#jPhaelluin, Posted: Apr 11 2003 at 12:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If you look closely you'll see page 30 for sale in some stores in Plane if Knowlegde or maybe in Halas. Just look at all the pages that read page 30 of Veishell's Tome and buy it, no need to kill the guard and your fation for Qeynos remains. I have no info on buying the pg. 34 in stores.
RE: Book is for sale at times
# Apr 11 2003 at 2:14 PM Rating: Excellent
No, they are totally different things.

The pages for this quest are NO DROP. Velishoul's Tome pages are dropped research items.

is nothing like
got wiped
# Mar 14 2003 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
Dylan Starsine popped when I was there but that flippin 40+ smuggler whiped the floor with me.
Anywho I was wondering has anyone else had the problem where you combine the two pages in the book and the name of the container changes to testament of Vanear but no stats and it's still a container.???
Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

Update: Ifigured it out it was my own noobness thanxs

Druid of Tunare of the 25th season

Edited, Tue Mar 25 19:13:26 2003
faction hit in Qeynos
# Jan 14 2003 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
One caveat, If you need good faction in Qeynos be aware that I fell from ALLY to DUBIOUS by doing this quest. I started in Surefall and killed many 100s of gnolls and turned in many gnoll fangs to get to ally.

So be wary if you need faction in Qeynos.. You may need to go back to Blackburrow.
RE: faction hit in Qeynos
# Mar 03 2003 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
It is only a big faction hit with the corrupt gurads. I know that from the hard way.
RE: faction hit in Qeynos
# Feb 02 2003 at 10:43 AM Rating: Excellent
Don't forget that there are two factions in Qenyos, the Corrupt guards and the good ones. Dylan Starshine might give you a faction hit with the corrupt guards, but not the good ones. I did this quest, and did not notice nearly that big of a faction hit, though the corrupt guards were never too keen on me, and they still weren't afterwards :)
RE: faction hit in Qeynos
# Feb 01 2003 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
Hmm I did this quest in my late 20's and had no problem with faction afterwards. Very odd indeed.
Testament of Vanear quest
# Jan 07 2003 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
Okay here are the details for this quest and it only involves HHP and Qeynos. You will take some kind of faction hit so go kill gnolls in Blackburrow to help with that for killing Dylin Starsine.

Not mine but good detail.

Located in Highpass Hold, there is a secret area under the pond. This area is a smugglers' den. Find a man by the name of Dyllin Starshine, he is the only one there that looks like a Qeynos Guard. He is around level 12-16. Kill him and loot his corpse for the Page 30 of Veishell's Tome. The faction hit include (-Corrupt Qeynos Guard, +Guards of Qeynos, -Kane Bayle, -Circle of Unseen Hands, -Blood Sabers) Beware that when you attack him, the smugglers around him will attack you so be careful. Now travel to Qeynos and locate the Crow's Tavern, (In North Qeynos). Wait for a man by the name of Moodoro Finharm to come out of the Tavern and puke in the pond. Give him 2 gold and he will give you a two slot book. Then tell him you want the page 34. He then offers to play a game. You give him 4 gold and he gives you a card. If it is a King, Queen, Beggar, or Knight then keep on giving 4 gold until you get the Jester. This may take a long time to get the Jester so be prepared to spend some money. Once you get the Jester, give it back to him and he will give you page 34. Combine the pages in the page and you have got the Testament of Vanear. Note: I have been told that it is safer to get the book and page 34 before you get page 30 because the faction lost when killing Dyllin Starsine may make you KoS in Qeynos.

Edited, Tue Jan 7 15:26:55 2003
RE: Testament of Vanear quest
# Jan 08 2003 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
Just completed this last night, was relatively easy for my 30 ranger. hehe

The part in Qeynos get ready to spend around 8-10 plat to get the Joker card that you turn back in to the same guy for page 34. You have to keep handing the Moodoro 4g until you get the joker I almost lost patience with this part. I think I spent about 10 plat.

The other part in HHP was as well, since I didn't get any adds from smugglers b/c of my lvl. You may however get some adds if you are around 15-18 lvl.
# Dec 12 2002 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
Ok at first this quest seemed really hard, but I talked to a couple of people that had already done it and they pointed me in the right direction. After 1hour I was in HPH and I was lost. I had 30min till the next patch so a friend came to watch out for me. It took us 15 min to find the place, 5min to find the camp,I made first attempt to kill Dyllin, the rogue BS me 3 times for 350each, Myrrlyn got my body. It took 3min for the rogue to leave our second plain worked (thanks to Myrrlyn. I got the page and got back to safty with 2 min till patch. Total time 1 1/2 hours. Most of which was spent lost and confused. This was a fun and exciting quest.
# Nov 21 2002 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
Am I the only who have had problems with this quest?

I need this item for my level 40 Warrior, since I'm trying to become a Guild Master Fletcher, and the +10 WIS will surely help.
I started the quest last night and found myself in Highhold half an hour later. I had brought a 51st level shammy friend to keep me company, if it was to be a long camp. He was grouped with me.

Dyllin was up, and we decided to kill him. He went down in 1 second, but then we got the message, that this was a trivial challenge for the party, and he only dropped the letter. What did I do wrong?

Farudin Leander
40th level Goon Warrior of Rallos Zek
Firiona Vie
RE: Trivial
# Dec 13 2002 at 2:36 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
Ok, I am not that familiar with FV trivial loot code, but couldn't you get a couple level 15-20's to slaughter dylin for you, then let you loot the page?

I'd imagine that, with the 51 shammy to buff them before hand, a couple low levels would make toast of dylin.
RE: Trivial
# Nov 28 2002 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
On Firiona Vie, the trivial loot code takes effect if you are a much higher level than the mob you are trying to kill. So no matter how many times you kill him, he will never drop what you need. The solution? Either buy the testament from someone else or get someone of lower level (around 16 or so) to kill Dyllin and loot for you.
RE: Trivial
# Dec 12 2002 at 7:46 AM Rating: Decent
there is a problem with that... It's the book and all parts associated are No Drop Items... I had no problems getting this book with my 22 druid, except for the jester... cost me 25pp to get that 1 card, I got a lot of knights though...

Edited, Thu Dec 12 07:22:20 2002
RE: Trivial
# Dec 28 2002 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
Obviously You are not familiar with the FV server. Here's what happened. On Firiona Vie Server, there is a trivial loot code, so that if you don't get exp from the mob, it will only drop like coin, or non-unique drops. Another unique thing about Firiona Vie server is that almost everything is Dropable, including many quest items, and their results, so, yes, this warrior could buy the ToV on FV server, but not on a regular server.

14th Seasoned Ogre Shadow Knight on FV
Must be Lucky
# Oct 05 2002 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
Had been meaning to this quest for awhile, after reading about the long camp, I decided to skill up Baking(97) & Fishing while waiting for Dyllin, never got a chance to, got the jester card on first try. When I got to Highhold Pass, he was already up, with no one else in zone. the red smuggler was already down water. hit him with creeping crud, & used the levitate trick to pull him over the cliff edge to High keep ent, with 2 green smugglers coming along. root & 3 careless lightnings, zoned to clear aggro, zoned back, & he was dead.
Extra Cards
# Oct 02 2002 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
Can anyone tell me what you have done with all the no-drop extra cards you may get from Moodo.
# Oct 02 2002 at 12:48 PM Rating: Excellent
The quest info says:

Keep the Knights and give them to the dwarf on Eriolissi Island for a reward.

As for the rest, I dunno.
# Sep 05 2002 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
Wahoo! My 25th druid got this last night. Couldn't get the Erudin folk to talk to me, but by giving Moodoro 2gp last night, I was able to completely ignore the first part of the quest. Of course, I'd managed to off Dyllin after about 4 attempts... hamony helped on that one, then a quick casting of a ring spell to get me the heck outta there! THEN I celebrated. My secret to success was coming back in after a patch. Great item!!!
Testament at Crows
# Sep 02 2002 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
While mending spell Conjuration skill was very low about 30, I just cast summond food till mana run out to build up my skill for the casting of Swarm. So, I get a tell from high level about a no drop item. I quickly loot page 30 and a letter.
2hours later I replace my SBS Shiney Brass Shield with Testament of Vanear.
0919 You say, 'Hail, Dyllin Starsine's corpse'
0936 a smuggler regards you indifferently -- looks like quite a gamble.
1003 You say, 'looted a bayle list 3 and page 30 of a book'
So I cast Sow and run all the way to Qeynos... .
132205 You say, 'Hail, Moodoro Finharn'
132205 Moodoro Finharn says 'I didn't know Slime could speak common..go back to the sewer before I lose my temper.'
132209 Moodoro Finharn says 'Oh look..a talking lump of novel!'
132211 Moodoro Finharn says 'Is that your BREATH..or did something die in go away!'
132219 Moodoro Finharn says 'I wonder how much I could get for the tongue of a blithering fool..leave before I decide to find out for myself.'
132225 Moodoro Finharn looks your way apprehensively -- looks quite risky, but might be worth a try.
... such a bad temper! even as a tree infront of him.
132353 You say, 'what about the Testament of Vanear'
132353 Moodoro Finharn says 'So you have heard that good old Moodoro has knowledge of the Testament of Vanear. I care little for that book. Of course I have it!! If you want it, I will sell it to you for two gold pieces.'

So, I give Moodoro 2 GOLD... .

132249 Moodoro Finharn says 'HA!! I hope you enjoy the book. It is missing pages 30 and 34. It is nothing more than garbage without them. A rogue ripped them from their bindings and sold them to [Ran].'

So, I put the PAGE 30 in the BOOK from MOODORO!

132438 You say, 'I want page 34'
132438 Moodoro Finharn says 'So, you know I have page 34. Pretty smart of me to tear the most important page out before someone else tried, eh? If you really want it, then sit down and deal in. Ante is 4 gold. I will give you one card. If it is a jester, then I will give you the page. Let's do it.'

So, I give 4 GOLD to MOODORO... .

Jester Card I then give back to MOODORO and he hands me PAGE 34 which I place and hit combine.
This item is worth the camp
# Aug 30 2002 at 4:45 PM Rating: Default
222 posts
I got this item not twinked, but with the very esteemed Gallatin of the 7th Hammer assisting me, at around 18th level I think. You see, I'm not sure becasue it was a year and a half ago and now Gallatin is retired and I'll probably ding 54 tomorrow or the next day (1 yellow bub, 1 yellow bub).

This item is still in my primary hand, and I still cast SOW all the time, but it's in my hand because off the 10 wis and +10 mana, because I haven't gotten a better item yet.

Trust me, this item is very good...and after 20 you shouldnt be getting hit much anyway. The rich of course can circumvent the camp (and the fight, which is not exactly totally safe) by buying a Book of Rings (worse) or a book of Obulus (better by a little, and expensive)... if you're truly rich, of course you could look at a Bone Braced Buckler...but then I'd have to slap you--and take it =-)
RE: This item is worth the camp
# Oct 02 2002 at 8:42 AM Rating: Default
The book is secondary only, if you have it in primary, your a bad *** ****. (O.o)
Don't bother
# Jul 28 2002 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
Actually, at level 20 or so when most people get their testaments, unless twinked, Save your money and buy yourself a charred guardian shield for 200 plat. 1 less Wis but 10 AC as well. Much more Valuable than the Testament. Plus by the time you waited the 6 3/4 to 8 1/2 hour spawn, possibly more if there is a line ahead of you, you could easily raise the necessary 200 plat to buy one plus get XP while waiting and NOT be bored off your ***. I wish I had know this before camping The testament 3 times.

And as for the mana preservation I. So you save 10% on a spell that costs 60 to cast. Big deal. Lot of good that 6 mana will do you when you're dead from getting the crap beat out of you. Don't underestimate the power of 10 ac. And the CGS will last you well into 40's. And did I mention the Boring camp? hehe. But thats just a tip from a 49 cleric and 34 Druid. everyone has different opinions. Happy Adventuring!
Why Camp?
# Jun 25 2002 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
Camping 6 Hours? Druids Bind yourself here. Gate in once an hour when you get encumbered elsewhere. Took me 3 trys. total camp time 5 min.
Book of Obulus......
# Jun 22 2002 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
I have a Book of Obulus on my 20 druid, it does +8Wisdom +8Int (and a bunch of resists, and i think it adds to mana) it also does Improved Healing II. Is this book better than the Book or Obulus, or would it pay to have both? Thanks!

Rezlass(retired)24 Cleric
Cinimini Fuzziebuns 20 Druid
Tholuxe Pealls
RE: Book of Obulus......
# Oct 23 2002 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
lets see... lvl 45 to obtain? laugh... well duh its better. besides saving mana below 20... at 17 if I get it. it might be very nice.
RE: Book of Obulus......
# Jul 12 2002 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
Just an FYI...while buffing your group (as a cleric OR druid) keep the ToV on ya. SoW falls under the lvl 20 guideline so you save mana there. However, when healing (as druids do until about mid 40s in groups...clerics always...) I would keep this on me. If I had to choose, the Book of Obulus would win out, hands down. 2 wis vs. increased healing wins in my book. Then, again, I just had guildies die because my druid Greater Healing has a penalty on it vs. Clerics...and I am looking to get one of these...hehehe...

Edited, Fri Jul 12 12:23:31 2002
RE: Book of Obulus......
# Aug 15 2002 at 7:26 AM Rating: Decent
81 posts
Nice thing is, a recent patch got rid of that penalty. :)
What it does
# Jun 18 2002 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
1: Lowers mana cost up to 10%
2: Restriction: Spells level 20 and lower
3: Restriction: Exclude spell 'Complete Healing'

Casting Time: Instant
Recast Time: 0 seconds
Skill: Conjuration
Allowed Targets: Self
Resist: None
Range to target: 100

Other cast: A Moss Snake Mana Preservation I
Cast on you: Mana Preservation I
Cast on other: A Moss Snake Mana Preservation I
Effect Fades: Mana Preservation I
druid effects
# Jun 07 2002 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
I am a druid and it glows when i cast spells like SOW so it is not just necro.

Edited, Fri Jun 7 03:48:43 2002
Mana Preservation
# Jun 06 2002 at 8:08 AM Rating: Good
23 posts
Confirmed - It is now mana preservation (patch applied 11:00 GMT) I comleted the quest at about 14:00
Im guessing that it reduces the mana cost of cast spells
RE: Mana Preservation
# Jun 06 2002 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
60 posts
Only problem with this is the if it is truly "Mana Preservation I", then the effect only works on spells up to L20. This is a real slap in the face for an item that you cannot realistically get until about L15.

I really think that it should be Mana Preservation II. This would allow it to work on spells up to about L40/44. This would be more appropriate.
RE: Mana Preservation
# Jun 17 2002 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
at 25, my druid still uses SoW and Snare often, plus (off the tp of my head) the level 19 heal (don't get a new one until 29), cure poison and disease, barcoat, shield of barbs, invigor, levitate, five self ports, and a few others. Mana Preservation I is still good for a while after 20. besides, i didn't get the Testament for the Focus Effect. i got it for the 10 wis.

speaking of, i read about this item early this afternoon, and had it within a few hours, most of that taken up by waiting for Dyllin.
RE: Mana Preservation
# Jun 13 2002 at 6:56 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
I dunno - at lvl 27 I still cast a lot of low lvl spells, summon food & water, top up heals, bind, gate, invis to undead, etc. Plus any bonus is a good bonus :)
RE: Mana Preservation
# Jun 11 2002 at 4:41 PM Rating: Good
139 posts

Due to how camped this quest ALWAYS is... many if not most do not get this item until in their 20's. By that time, it turns into more than just a slap. :)

I agree, this should be II, since many healing types who get this will probably use it until late 30s to mid 40s, if not a little longer. Mana Pres II would work through the normal life of this item, Mana Pres I is only good for casting SoW and Lev, if you don't have another II.

Reminds me of Braided Ivy Cords... another I that you are well past before you can even get.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 08 2002 at 1:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Edited, Sat Jun 8 16:20:49 2002
# Jun 06 2002 at 7:21 AM Rating: Decent
Actually the new effect on this item is "Mana Preservation 1 (Worn)"... I have been carrying the book for quite a while, and it never had this effect before tonight: When I logged in, the first spell I cast generated a message that said something to the effect of "Your Testament of Vanear glows with a pale light" or something like that... I looked at the book, and now has this effect!

Anyone know what the effect does?
RE: Mussounsaram
# Jun 17 2002 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
1: Lowers mana cost up to 10%
2: Restriction: Spells level 20 and lower
3: Restriction: Exclude spell 'Complete Healing'

Casting Time: Instant
Recast Time: 0 seconds
Skill: Conjuration
Allowed Targets: Self
Resist: None
Range to target: 100

Other cast: A Moss Snake Mana Preservation I
Cast on you: Mana Preservation I
Cast on other: A Moss Snake Mana Preservation I
Effect Fades: Mana Preservation I

Focus Effect
# Jun 05 2002 at 12:30 PM Rating: Default
Now has a focus effect of:
Reanimation Efficiency I
RE: Focus Effect
# Oct 02 2002 at 8:48 AM Rating: Default

The effect is Mana Preservation I
RE: Focus Effect
# Jun 06 2002 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
93 posts
What does this effect do?
Grupp of The Combine - Druzzil
Broogan of Firiona Vie
Auldian of Druzzil Ro - Retired
RE: Focus Effect
# Jun 05 2002 at 2:41 PM Rating: Default
Sure it does, its a mistake or
a slap in the face.
RE: Focus Effect
# Jun 05 2002 at 1:47 PM Rating: Default
OK, does it make ANY sense to put a necromancy enhancement on what is almost exclusively a priest-class item?
RE: Focus Effect
# Jun 05 2002 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
Same reason they put a summon enhancement on a Monk/Enchanter only mask
RE: Focus Effect
# Jun 08 2002 at 4:03 AM Rating: Decent
Enchanters summon lots of stuff! like... uh... /blink pets? Gotta be those super uber, nolongermezbreaking pets. ^_~

(which I still think should be able to take at least one or two orders at the very least... "Pet, become visible." "Sorry master, no clothes still master." They're all male, ya know)
time on Dyllin spawn
# May 22 2002 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, I did the quest 3 times in 3 days for each of my alts, 36 cleric, 19 druid and 21 druid. I waited my turn to camp only to witness the guy camping (for 5 days for one char) get ks'd. He was soooo fed up. I sat with him for the next spawn only to see him sitting there while Dyllin spawned for 20 min without moving--he fell asleep. Someone else came along, asked me about the two of us, and killed Dyllin after I told him it was the other guy's spawn. Ten min later he woke up. I guess he figured it was his own fault and some of you may agree, but I wonder what ever happened to the honor between players? Anyway, he said he figured around 7 hours between Dyllin spawns, after doing it 3 times (and being ks'd 3 times) I figure around 6 and a half to 7 and a half hours. I was able to camp pretty much straight thru mostly because my wife would sit here with my chars while I slept, but being ks'd so much made me almost give up on the thing. That being said, I am very happy with the book and use it alternately with my shield (for my druids.) Would I do it all over again? Definately!! Side note: I spent something like 120pp altogether on the card game for all of my chars. Annoying but still worth it.
RE: time on Dyllin spawn
# Jun 17 2002 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
I thought I'd do this one night with my druid alt, got to Dyllin's spawn point and he wasn't up, so I figured that someone else had killed him and I just had to sit and wait for the spawn. Well 8 hours later he spawned, bearing in mind he wasn't up when I got there :(
The QH Jester Card
# Apr 30 2002 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
The 'Jester Card' found in Qeynos Hills is dropped (NO don't kill him!) by Guard Chestlin. Just wait for him to spawn at the Tower, then follow him.
He takes a walk around zone and drops 4 Cards. He stops and says something everytime he drops a card.
The only thing about following him is that the only way this Green Guard survives the full circuit is if you help him kill everything he tries to fight. I think he's like a level 7 Guard, Rabid Bears and Tovax will kill him quick.
Once your done saving him from himself you can give him the 4 cards for Coin and faction, or use the Jester for ToV.

Chakry Shattenjager
Ranger of the 32nd Storm
Pactus Aquilus
Druzzil Ro
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