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Short Sword of Morin  

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 22
DMG: 6 Dmg Bonus: 31
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +3 AGI: +3
WT: 3.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: RNG
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Slashing
Submitted By:Anaxagoras Ionia
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 03:18:55
Page Updated:Mon Jan 23rd, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 28

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Morin's Sword


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Fippy - progression server
# Apr 18 2011 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
598 posts
No level requirement on this quest - just gave the Strategic Map of Kithicor to Morin Shadowbane on a L1 HEF ranger and received the SSoM.

Very nice wep for folks lacking the cash for a SSoY.
Damage Mod
# May 12 2003 at 9:08 PM Rating: Default
The SSoM now has a damage bonus modifier on it.

RE: Damage Mod
# Jun 06 2003 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
Standard reply: all weapons have a damage bonus when weilded by a character of a class and level that gets one. 1-handed weapons get a static bonus based on the class/level of the character. 2-handed weapons get a bonus that varies based on the delay of the weapon (this was added to make some of the high-damage, high-delay 2-handers more attractive).

Thus your comment, "The SSoM now has a damage bonus modifier on it," is correct, but misleading. It has *always* had one.
RE: Damage Mod
# Dec 07 2003 at 2:24 AM Rating: Default
hmmmm, MAYBE he meant that a damage bonus is now LISTED on the description. of course every weapon has a damage bonus. quit spamming like a newb.
# May 28 2002 at 2:55 PM Rating: Default 23 Ranger dual wields Centi LS (14/27) and Lammentation (9/19) (Bougth for hard earned cash) Shoud I even bother with quest which can lead me on to multyple corpse runs into Kithor?
RE: +3 agi
# May 27 2002 at 5:00 PM Rating: Default
No ur all wrong SSoY looked Strait than SSoM came out and the changed SSOY than they changed stats on SSoM and the graphic, next patch they change SSOY to the same graphic as SSOM
# May 28 2002 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
I hate when people say things like "UR all wrong!" and then post some bone head account of fictional information...

Long as I can remember the SSOY has always looked the way it does. Having seen several dozen people dual wielding the damn things while attempting to finish off their full suits of rubicite in cazic thull...

Next you'll tell me that yak's weren't around when rubicite was still dropping...
# May 29 2002 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
Don't be so hasty to call him a knob, he us correct. The SSoY originally had a different graphic. Check out the Falchion of Koada'Vie, then you can see what the SSoY used to look like.

FoKV is a low level high elf pally quest sword, 6/24 no drop 1hs.
Running/PLing sword
# May 26 2002 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
Although my Main weapon in the Stormwood Battle Staff (excellent hit/proc) and Dual wield is twin Wakasi of Frozen Skies (fast and outstanding proc)[I have lots of dex gear].

When I have a long distance to run. I use Gin Yang Claws and SSoM. Because I have found that the higher the STR/wieght ratio and AGI are the quicker I travel.

Also niether will the claws or SSoM will proc on reposte if I have a PL'ing Ward that I am taking hits for, but if they do get in trouble... The hits are quick and hard enough to take out whatever it might be (if less then a lvl 30 MoB).

Teasar (no, I can't port you) Stormwood
Karana's Ranger of 46 Storms
Quellious server
RE: Running/PLing sword
# May 26 2002 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, before I get flamed for spelling ect...

Giang Yin's Claw.
7 dam/ 28 dly
STR +4 WIS +4 Mag Sv. +3

Wakizashi of the Frozen Skies.
6 dam/ 22 dly
PROC Spirit strike (81dd)

SSoM (Short Sword of Morin)
see above.

Stormwood Battle Staff
26 dam/ 40 dly
STR +4 STA +4 DEX +4
PROC Shock of Flame (96dd)

No, I can't port you...
Many confuse a Ranger with a 2h blunt in hand with Druids, for so few Staff wielding Rangers are ever seen.
# May 20 2002 at 9:40 AM Rating: Default
21 posts
Anyone know off hand if this item has been upgraded to accomodate Halfling rangers? I was going to assist a friend in this quest and realized he can't wield it if it hasn't been changed.
RE: Halflings
# May 24 2002 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
Look above. =P
Great secondary
# Jan 07 2002 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
Having seen the Ghoul Messenger many times on my track crossing WK (and having reached level 30, he had been blue for a little while), I decided that I wanted this sword. I had spent some time the previous day hunting for him with no luck, but I found him after returning from QH after making some arrows. I decided now or never and cast entangling weeds (or whatever the new snare is... very fast cast time). He came down the hill pretty fast. I know he cast weaken & slow of some sort. I was beating on him, but he was beating on me too. I ooc'ed asking if anyone would be interested in helping me kill him. Ancarius <Order of the Black Sun> offered and was there before I knew it. With his help, it was clear that the Ghoul Messenger was going to be defeated. Shadowzarr <Rathe Nation> also came along and delivered the killing blow. Happily enough, I got the experience. After thanking them, I ran to Kithicor to turn in the map and get my shiny new short sword. This is replacing my PGT in my offhand. While yes, the PGT proc's, it also over-rides Strength of Earth, which I keep on. Not to mention that it weighs a LOT less. It's a perfect replacement and works well with my BALS.

Dellandra Hawkwind <Celts>
The Rathe
Which combo is better?
# Nov 27 2001 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
Which combo is better?

pri: icetooths claws
sec: ssoy

pri: ssoy
sec: ssom

I loke the claws, but wouldn't the 2 swords look badazz together?

btw what level is the goul messenger?
RE: Which combo is better?
# Apr 20 2002 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
Depends on you're level really. If you're 36 or above and your proc works on ssoy then use ssoy and ssom. Although Icetooth claws have a better dps, the ssoy is much better with a 75dd proc.
Update at Level 18
# Sep 27 2001 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
I still use this sword and as a secondary to my Polished Granite Tomahawk, I am kicking some ***.
The Sword
# Sep 20 2001 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
I was on my way back to Qeynos to the bank when i sawthis bougar on track , I had heard of the quest so I and my current Partner a level 30 Druid attacked him killed him with rather ease and today I am goingf to port to WC turn it in and get it I hope its worth it!

Ranger of the 26th Season
Tarew Marr

P.S. I f anyone is camping guards outside infected paw on frIDAY I'll be there.
morins sword
# Aug 31 2001 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
this is a great sword. I was really lucky and got arould lvl10 from the kindness of a higher fellow ranger. It has served me well and there isnt much better concering the ratio. Get it and keep it it will serve you well.
I got this at level 12
# Aug 24 2001 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent

Someone in a earlier post suggested by asking to loot the Ghoul Messenger.

After I read his/her post (a couple days back), I immediately logged on (looking for a replacement for my Velium Scimitar that won't proc for me).

I was camped in WK and I sent a shout during daytime, "if you kill the Ghoul Messenger, can a young ranger please loot the body."

Almost immediately, someone /tell me the loc of the corpse. Sure enough the loot was still on him.

So, at least I thought, the worst part of it was over. I forgot about KF at night. I found the NPC and did the exchange. I did not have enough time to equip the sword when I had 5 undead (all con red) on my ***. Needless to say, corpse run.

Through the death and being scared off my ***, the sword is well worth it. The day will come when I can dual wield this and possibly my Velium Scimitar.
# Jul 28 2001 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
Hi all,
I jsut did this quest. I am a lvl 34 Ranger and had a 39 SK help me. He was near first farm and was very hard to track. My friend ised track undead and we found it. He attacks and will not run away until down to a little less then half health. Was a very easy kill. I didnt even lose half a bubble of health. As far as the sword goes it's a continuing quest. You will use this sword for your epics i think. As far as goin out and buying a better 1. (LOL) you better have a few Kpp lying around. I carry this a ssoy a blackened alloy long sword and a crystalized short sword.

Negolien Lifestalker
Ranger of the 34th season
# Nov 18 2001 at 3:31 AM Rating: Good
300 posts
This sword is not used in the epic, nor does it seem to be used in any continuing quest. You may be thinking of another quest sword, the Electrum-Bladed Wakizashi. That's used in a quest for the level 49 Ranger spell Call of Flames.
# Jul 30 2001 at 11:46 AM Rating: Default
551 posts
WOW, a Short Sword of Morin, a Short Sword of Ykesha, a blackened alloy long sword, AND a crystalized short sword.... hehe... must be that new Shadows of Luclin discipline... Quad Wield... He must be holding one in each hand and one on each foot!
Pain Lord Darknyss Grimscale
92 Iksar Crusader of the Greenmist
#Darknyss, Posted: Jul 30 2001 at 11:43 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WOW, a Short Sword of Morin, a Short Sword of Ykesha, a blackened alloy long sword, AND a crystalized short sword.... hehe... must be that new Shadows of Luclin discipline... Quad Wield... He must be holding one in each hand and one on each foot!
# Jul 21 2001 at 12:03 PM Rating: Default
This would make a nice ranger weapon, and I think it will go well with my Icetooth's claws. I long ago got rid of my PGT. The damage was bad, the ratio wasn't that great, but the biggest factor was the stamina drain. (Also, I am lvl 18)
RE: Nice
# Nov 25 2001 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
195 posts
I never had trouble with stamina drain with my PGT, and I am a scrawny lil wood elf! I did get rid of my PGT when the proc started to only absorb one blow from the mob, tho....
# Jul 19 2001 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
This is the easiest quest I've ever done. It took me about 10 minutes to find the Ghoul Messenger and about 10 more to kill him, I was level 24 and I had a level 24 cleric friend helping me. The sword goes great with my PGT.

-How to get it-
Goto NK spires and just head West until you zone, track and you should see him, he does spawn in the day, kill him, take the map to Morin and he gives ya the sword! Simple!
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 03 2001 at 7:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Can anyone help me get this sword? I'm on Terris-Thule server. I'll pay for the help. Send me a tell.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 07 2001 at 10:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Good update. How about asking in game and not on a informational message page?
#Anonymous, Posted: May 29 2001 at 4:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) So i was passing through WK on my way to Qeynos and someone that passes me about 10sec ago snet me a tell saying he killed a GhoulMessenger, I looted the map not knowing it was for the sword quest. Later i asked a 35 Ranger friend and he told me the story i have yet to get the sword but im looking forward to it due to all the comments you all have made
# May 28 2001 at 1:32 PM Rating: Default
this wep is ok but i like my ssoy and sky fire much better u should just save up and buy them...but still did the quest for just to say i had it druid friend killed at i looted it.

RE: xaviorarado
# Nov 14 2001 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
Easy to say when you have 3 characters past level 30 (two of which past 50 =P) You spend you're money on that fancy stuff...I'll get this baby for free =P (delay 22, D@mn that's fast!) One of my friends loaned me his 7/22 Velium Etched Mace, All i pary is this thing is equipable in the Secondary Slot. SPEED DEMON!

Ranger 18
some info
# Apr 21 2001 at 12:47 AM Rating: Default
the "bent sword" style you guys and gals are talking about is a kukri, it's a real powerful weapon, can cut a water buffalo's head off in a single swipe
Water Buffalo
# May 02 2001 at 9:27 AM Rating: Default
Where do Water bufallo spawn ? I would love to see the animation when you cut its head off with a single swipe of Morin's short sword :)
RE: Water Buffalo
# Jun 24 2001 at 4:43 AM Rating: Excellent
He's talking about real life. Used by the Gurkha Regiments of Nepal with distinction since 1857 (Siege of Delhi). And the beheading of the water buffalo is done with the giant ceremonial kukri. The ceremony is called Dushera and is to bring good luck to the regiment if it cuts the head off in one swipe. Sorry, knife collecting is a passion of mine and has nothing to do with EQ.
RE: Water Buffalo
# May 14 2001 at 6:26 AM Rating: Default
I don't know for the Buffalo's [;)], but there's an animation of "head falling" when you kill the dwarven ghost in Unrest.
# Apr 19 2001 at 10:23 AM Rating: Default
When I quested this sword I was a lvl 20 ranger and spent a week in the WK zone looking for the GM. Finally popped and had someone kill it for me. Since that Time I've running through WK maybe 8 times and the GM's been on track 7 of them. Figures. Helped a young ranger in my guild (17) get this last night. Ran into the zone, sure enough he was up, tracked and killed him, guildie looted. Just thought it was ironic after spending so long looking for it when I needed it, noeit's like I'm a magnet, everytime I'm in zone so is he.

lvl 33 rgr
RE: simple
# May 29 2001 at 2:13 AM Rating: Default
There's another possibility why you see the Ghoul each time you are in the Karana's : Your tracking skill improved a lot till you were lvl20 and you can now see the Ghoul each time you pass through WK.
RE: simple
# May 10 2001 at 3:04 AM Rating: Default
You on Quellious? If so, my name is Aalerien. I would love to witness your luck (and loot the note). heheh
oh yeah
# Apr 19 2001 at 10:24 AM Rating: Default
Still use this in my off hand, DHY in the other.
Speed is good and thats what a ranger needs. But I hope to replace it soon.
New Look
# Mar 05 2001 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
Somewhere they snuck in a new look, I just got this weapon today, and they have changed the graphic from a boring old stardard short sword, to the "bent sword" look, such as the Kanji (sp?) and some of the Yaks.

I will send in my screenshots sometime soon
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 02 2001 at 11:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) anyone know who the offecers are?
SS of Morin
# Jan 06 2001 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
Great sword. Can be used well into the 30's. Also into the low 40's as secondary slot item, if a higher damage or procuring weapon is not available.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 16 2001 at 3:36 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If your useing this into the 40's i petty you.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 24 2001 at 2:59 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well i PITTY you.. ya cant even spel. You were meaning to say Pitty right? or did you misspell Pretty? Are you saying he is pretty? or petty? or pitty? bah- now youve gone and confused my 6 and a half CC brain! =(
RE: Haha
# Oct 15 2001 at 1:39 AM Rating: Default
ER... spell has 2 Ls bud
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 12 2001 at 1:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Heh,is this for real?lol.Better make sure you can spell the word before you go blasting people on spelling.Reminds me of a former vice president.
RE: Haha
# Mar 27 2001 at 8:49 AM Rating: Default
um...its "pity"
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 02 2001 at 9:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
+3 AGI
# Dec 12 2000 at 12:43 AM Rating: Default
This sword is also +3 AGI, I think they added that when they changed the graphic so it would look like a SSOY.
RE: +3 AGI
# Jan 20 2001 at 2:31 AM Rating: Default
other way around, SSoY originally looked like the bloodfire? from one of the planes. and they changed it to look like current morin which they changed to the curved blade before the SSoY
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