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Nostrolo Tambourine  

This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
INT: +5
Focus: Percussion Resonance 12
WT: 0.5 Size: SMALL
Class: BRD
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Lore:Original Nostrolo Tambourine
Item Type:Percussion Instrument
Lucy Entry By:Suladan
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-13 00:22:36
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 36

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This item is the result of a quest.
Expansion List - Premium only.
Quest Name
Rare Coins


This item is found on creatures.

Dreadspire Keep: Demi-Plane of Blood
NPC Name
The Performer

Item Lore: original Nostrolo Tambourine

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
Updated December 2nd, 2008
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The performer
# Jan 23 2006 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
Drops from The performer itself in The Demiplane of Blood (raid instance for Dreadspire keep)
The performer
# Jul 13 2006 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
197 posts
tis a 22 percussion modifier.
FV Has changed
# Feb 25 2005 at 6:28 PM Rating: Default
62 posts
Well there a re a ton of drums out there that are better now but........If you have the coins I think it doesnt matter now, FV is now an Evil city and I dont know where all the NPC went, maybe the event killed em all.
RE: FV Has changed
# Mar 17 2005 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
They moved to the Drolv fort on the East wall of FV until the next phase of The War
# May 17 2003 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
Right now this quest is BROKEN! The npc is a banker and the last patch made it so you can no longer hand items to bankers. Already been petitioned. Watch for patch fix and hold your coins
Fixed now.
# Sep 21 2003 at 2:29 AM Rating: Default
Old post. This *is* now fixed. There are NPCs around the bankers that have the quests now.
RE: Fixed now.
# Apr 21 2004 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
674 posts
the "assistant" : the bankers now have assistants. apparently they do that and something with keys and keyrings / flags? im not even gonna pretend to understand....

Edited, Wed Apr 21 22:21:22 2004
· 'Valdon Gravedancer' Terris-Thule. Dwarven Cleric 34th circle.
· 'Junglebug Sugarpants' Terris-Thule. Halfling Druid. 52nd season.
· 'Shinook Eldergod' Terris-Thule. Troll Shaman of 32nd rite.
· 'Soultree Vixen' Terris-Thule. Woodelf Ranger of 34th season.
RE: broken!
# May 31 2003 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
Does anyone know if this quest has been fixed yet?
RE: broken!
# Jun 11 2003 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
yep should be fixed in todays patch - 11th June 2003
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 29 2002 at 3:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hi i am kasada on prexus server if any one gets any of these coins i buy them for 10pp a picea (will buy mutiply of same coin)
just got one for a friend
# Jun 22 2002 at 3:47 PM Rating: Excellent
This was a quick quest to complete - IF you are a 51 druid with a 51 monk helping out. <GRIN>
1) Ported to Emerald jungle - backed up to the
mountain invised and began foraging. Got my
coin in about 15 min.
2) Gated to my bind point - (FM LOIO zone line)
and ran around the lake to the goblin ruins
Gave myself lev (out of fish scales) and ran
out to the astral projection. Dive onder the
platform, snare a DW gob, surface and run to
shore. - Root and dot, med up til repeat til
dead. Coin in about 15 min.
3) Gathered up Monk friend Ran to OT, Near the
OUTpost there is a ram into the pit (avoided
the guardians) ran along the outside - tracking
til I had a scrounger. Walked the monk to it.
he jumped in - Killed and looted it - Almost
died getting out, a few feigns and some long
distance heals - did the trick. (this was the
Hardest coin to get) 20min
4) Ran to Dalnir, followed the monk down to the
room. I healed and buffed while he killed
everything in sight - turning up a ton of
cresent armor but, alas no fighting battons.
Over an hour here - Got the pop as I was
porting out - moved to dissrupt - killed and
5) Ran to field of Bone, and bound all outside
Kaesora. In we go - getting completely lost,
but ending up behind the library anyway. Looted
a monk 2hb, let a few mantles rot, got one book
2 hours later - bleary eyed and fading we
decide to bail - when we get the failed
raider, Quick kill and loot - history.
6) The following night we head into City of Mist with another 51 monk for back up. - the spot where the captain pops is camped, so we pull from the PVP area for a while. About 2am the place emtied out but I and my friend keep going LD. As we are leaving the Captain pops at the exit. I cast snare - Go LD. Call friend - Also LD, Call backup buddy - He killed it and got the coin.
Log on the next morning - shout out to see if anyone has a coin - am Given one by a Dark elf Sk. Pass over all to the Bard - and port him to Toxx. He gets Star of odus, Port him to BB and meet him at the bank - where he shows me his new
Nostrolo Tambourine! A very rewarding few days.

With a little help - an easy quest - Don't be afraid to shout out for high lvl help - As it turns out they have as much fun as you do - without the high risk.

RE: just got one for a friend
# Oct 21 2002 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
Great walkthrough. I was thinking you had to be much higher level. I plan on doing this for my 14th level bard with my 52nd druid and a few friends, think my 51 bard and 49 monk should do the trick.

Anyway, I had to laugh. Was late at night after reading this post and I took my 189 foraging skill druid to EJ to forage up a coin. Figured how long could it take. I port in, hit forage and pow, there it is! I couldn't believe it. How easy can you get?

Thanks again for the walkthrough. If I can't find a walrus drum for 1k I'll get this for him instead.
are you kidding?
# Jan 27 2002 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
this thing kicks the mistmoore drums ***. not only do you run faster (23% compared to 17% better than without a drum), this also has a real drum visual, instead of the strumming flute visual you usually get when playing drums. i love it.
which is better ?
# Dec 27 2001 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
which is better the Mistmoore drums or these ?
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 17 2003 at 11:44 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) da same
Vhalen Nostrolo
# Dec 26 2001 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
I originally got this tamborine in my 20's. Now at 52 and using Walrus Skin drums the tamborine sits in my bank unused (except as a backup for the occasional corpse run).

I'm wondering if I should try giving the tamborine to Vhalen Nostrolo in South Karana. It is, after all, his tamborine.

Granted he existed before Kunark, and the creation of the tamborine quest, so its not very likely anything has been added but I feel its worth a try since I don't use the tamborine anymore.

Has anyone heard of this being attempted before?
RE: Vhalen Nostrolo
# Dec 30 2001 at 6:45 PM Rating: Excellent
Vhalen Nostrolo thanked me for my generosity :)

Guess I'm out one tamborine now, hehe.
ancient coins
# Dec 03 2001 at 8:22 PM Rating: Default
I need the ancient coins from Kaesora and Overthere. Please send me a tell on the Zebuxoruk server if you have these.

13th season bard
Zebuxoruk server
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 08 2001 at 11:57 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Did this quest yesterday in one day for my level 7 bard, did it with my level 56 warrior.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 16 2001 at 6:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) says this is NO DROP??
RE: easy.
# Nov 24 2001 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
He never said what race he is either...if he is an Iksar warrior he could forage it for himself. wake up Ivanthall. sheesh
RE: easy.
# Nov 17 2001 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
All you need to get are the coins....

And im sure he had someone forage the other coin for him or even bought some of them. I know ive sold a few coins to very none bard classes so they can easily twink their bards.

Anything to complain....
How to know???
# Oct 02 2001 at 6:01 AM Rating: Default
Hello, i doing that quest and i want to know, how i can know if a coin come from overthere or from kaesora?

Lvl44 bard
Rallos zek server
RE: How to know???
# Oct 02 2001 at 6:50 AM Rating: Decent
Umm... use your "identify" song -- Lyssa's Cataloguing Libretto. Level 14 song I think....
# Sep 16 2001 at 2:05 PM Rating: Excellent
Be careful when running in a group with this because people on auto-follow who bump into anything will be delayed enough they will be kicked off auto-follow. Also, anyone in the group who is overloaded and doesn't have safefall will be taking serious damage in hilly areas since you just went from being Ben Stein to Ben Johnson.
Fast little bard =)
# Jul 07 2001 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
Lowest I've seen done was by a guy in our guild... He got it at lvl 13 and started before that. Although he did have high lvl friends helping. I'm gonna try to get started with my bard at lvl 9
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 14 2001 at 5:35 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Can someone tell me the names of all the coins and where i can get them at. Or even a web site that can give me that info. would be great.
RE: Kabas
# Jun 14 2001 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
NM: sorry didnt see the link up top =)

Thanks anyways
Got mine.
# Apr 23 2001 at 8:15 AM Rating: Default
I got mine for my bard at level 20. Got all the coins with my 50 warrior.
# Apr 14 2001 at 11:30 PM Rating: Default
Does this tambourine make Selo's Accelerando faster than with Selo's drums?
RE: Selos
# Apr 20 2001 at 6:11 PM Rating: Good
nope...selo's gives 35 percent and this only gives 23 percent, so you will run faster with Selo's drums, not Nostrolo's
RE: Selos
# Apr 20 2001 at 5:49 PM Rating: Default
hummm not really, you see, selos drum of the march is 36 percent more and tambourine is only 26 so for sure you will run faster with the drum of the march
Coins - no drop?
# Apr 14 2001 at 5:49 PM Rating: Default
Are the coins that are related to the quest NO DROP? Like, could I bust out my mage, collect these coins, then give them to my bard to hand in for the Tamborine? I remember seeing some coin at that Astral Projection vendor in Lake of Ill Omen - near the Bloodgill Goblins - but didn't buy it; I believe it was called an "Old Coin," and was wondering if it was the same thing someone sold to him... and if that's the case, then that coin isn't NO DROP. *shrug*
RE: Coins - no drop?
# Apr 20 2001 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
nope, the coins are dropable, I gave mine away since I got selo's drums...u can camp or buy em, they usualy go for a low 100pp each
36 req'd or suggested?
# Mar 19 2001 at 1:59 PM Rating: Default
So if i'm 32 and i hand him the box after combining, will the quest fail? Has anyone completed it before 36?

Just curious, and waiting on pins and needles.
RE: 36 req'd or suggested?
# May 03 2002 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
My bard just finished this quest at 16. Got the coins with a combo of shout/ooc/and my 43 Wizard...

Melchiadael Seraphim
Terris Thule server
RE: 36 req'd or suggested?
# Mar 20 2001 at 7:32 PM Rating: Default
That's just the suggested level to complete the quest with killing the coin-holding mobs. The item comments at show a 23rd level bard completed the quest sucessfully.
RE: 36 req'd or suggested?
# Mar 26 2001 at 11:51 AM Rating: Default
I did the quest at 33... so there ya go =)
adds 25% to songs
# Jan 16 2001 at 6:11 PM Rating: Default
RE: more like 23% close enough
# Feb 14 2001 at 11:01 PM Rating: Default
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