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Blade of Passage  

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 35
DMG: 7 Dmg Bonus: 30
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
HP: +20
WT: 3.5 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:1H Slashing
Merchant Value:3 pp 6 gp 2 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 04:17:36
Page Updated:Fri Dec 13th, 2019
Ruins of Kunark Item

Average Price: 242pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 18

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Lake of Ill Omen


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Loc of drop
# May 10 2004 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
92 posts
I've killed close to 500 Sarnaks the past 2 nights and saw this weap once. It dropped off a Sarnak Lego just inside the hallway from the Chancellor's room.

I haven't tried to con the Trooper Mozo, yet with this thing but I hope it works. I have ton of bone chips with his name on them.
Treygolas Mirkwood
<Sacred Fyre>
Fennin Ro
Nifty, but useful?
# Dec 11 2002 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
I think what they are trying to say is that it alters one of the 5 factions in Cabilis, making building that faction a little easier. I only just got this item, but I'm interested in finding out. Even if it doesn't work, it still has +20 HP. I know it isn't much, but it might be just enough at low level to save you as cammo wears off and you are dashing for the zone line.
RE: Nifty, but useful?
# Dec 11 2002 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
Btw, it says this is a lore item. Does anyone know where to find info on that or if it is part of a quest?
Check faction
# Apr 09 2002 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
Best way to check your faction in Cabalis is to just go near the guards and consider them (aka: right click on the guards) Also remember that there are several factions to get warm with before you can wander into Cabalis. If this blade has any use it isn't likely to be good for all factions. It is in my Pallies junk pile collecting dust for now.

# Mar 20 2002 at 7:52 PM Rating: Default
Ok, so are you guys saying that just by weilding this sword, you can walk in Cabilis...Even if you are a human, or one of the non-evil races?
PLEASE reply, i may need to go to Cabilis to bank sometime, and im human, BTW if you need good faction too, will killing Sarnaks help this out?
Karana's Ranger Of The 25th lvl
<Dream Travelers>.....JOIN US?
Dont believe the hype
# Jan 03 2002 at 10:48 AM Rating: Good
Ok, i've been working on building my fraction with the poeple/lizards of Cabilis for sometime now. So when I heard that the blade of passage would allow me to walk thru the city I had to get one. After purchasing one for 20pp at the windmill, I equiped it in my primary hand and proceeded to Cabilis. Knowing (from the post here) that the blade doent help against the CrusadersOfGreenMist or BroodOfKotiz. Well I camo'ed pass the gate and got to the merchant area. I allowed camo to drop and then BAM! Everything attacked me! The only thing that didnt attack me were the rats. No SK or necros were around. I pointed this out to them but they wouldn't listen. I tried to fight them off with my 7dmg 35dly weapon (reading war and peace between each swing) but to no avail. I made it to the zone when a kind Iskar Crusader finally put me outta my misery.
I then tell the GM hey I got killed in Cabilis. He says "Yeah you're KOS there". I then replied "I had a Blade of Passage". He replied, "And you point is.......". Dumbfounded, I came to this site a do a little research. Some yahoo named 'manchine' posted a value of 1200pp to 4000pp for the sword over 15 times.
Well, just to let everyone know, the blade didn't work for me.

RE: Dont believe the hype
# Feb 20 2002 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
wow, that sucks. i can't believe people got tricked by that hype. don't mean to be cruel but man that would **** me off.
# Oct 29 2001 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
sp i get this i just hold it and walk into cabluis?no factions needed???
# Oct 29 2001 at 12:43 AM Rating: Default
how much does it og for on the rathe
kunarc required?
# Oct 26 2001 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
someone was talkin about the price i bought this weapon from a merchant in kelethin for 81pp and some change and no one seems to know what it is.
the listing on this site says kunarc required but i dont have kunarc installed.

oh yea, it does look really cool.
Faction explaination
# Oct 26 2001 at 4:17 PM Rating: Default
Just thought I'd share an insider POV of Cabilis factions with people, because people often ask me.

There are 6 factions you'll have to worry about in Cabilis, in this order:

1) Legion of Cabilis. This is the warrior guild faction. Iksar NPCs named "Trooper X" and the named skorpkises in The Overthere are on this faction (plus a couple of other). Gained by killing Kunark Goblins and "exiled" Iksar (pariahs, bandits, manslayers, etc.)

2) Crusaders (of Greenmist?): The SK guild faction. Iksar NPCs named "Crusader X" are on this faction. These are what usually kill the looky-loos who have maxxed Legion faction and try to walk into Cabilis. Pretty much quest gained (see below).

3) Cabilis Residents. The merchants. Quest for this one too.

4) Brood of Kotiz (Kortiz? sorry necromancers). The necro faction: important for wandering around the non-merchant half of Cabilis. Can get from killing "exiled" Iksar.

5) Um, Scaled Mystics? (Sorry shaman. Memory dying). The Shaman faction. Important if you get to close to the "castle" like building off Field of Bone.

6) Swifttails: the monks. Quest for this one.

So, you CAN get close to Cabilis if you've been levelling in Kunark, likely, eventually. But the Crusaders are going to aggro you.

However, Trooper Mozo is standing near the gate in the Field of Bone. Give him 4 bone chips (don't have to say anything unless you want, just fork 'em over). He'll insult you and give you some faction with 5 Cabilis factions (no Brood/necro). Expect to do this countless times....I've handed in literally around 500 chips and still have amiable faction to non-Legion.

Cheers, and good luck future brood brothers.

Xarthaz Skynshaylayla,
Level 48 Warrior E'ci
Order of Retribution
Does not modify
# Oct 23 2001 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
As far as I can tell, it does not modify factions. I tried to use it and so did a warrior friend, and it did not work. I have heard that since it was introduced it has been changed and will no longer change factions. Maybe the "All All" one will do it, but not the ones that are dropping today.
This is my story and I'm sticking to it.
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 17 2001 at 7:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The blade of passage will make you indiff to cab, except the crusaders (CrusadersOfGreenMist) & the necromancers (BroodOfKotiz). The crusaders are on the CrusadersofGreenMist faction which can be gained via the bone chip quest in FOB (Field Of Bone) very easily, but very time consuming. The necromancers (BroodOfKotiz) can be gained factions with in only one way that I know of, goto warsliks woods and kill tons of renegade ikars. Another way to become indiff to cab is just kill sarnaks in LOIO (Lake Of Ill Omen) & OT (The OverThere), until it says "Your factions with LegionOfCabilis could not possibly get any better." At that point you will also be indiff to cab. The price on this weapon just made a giant leap from 102PP to 1.2KPP, because most either don't want to spend the time to build factions up, or simply can't spend the kind of time it takes to do so.
RE: Yes, this blade of passage does modify factions.
# Jun 09 2002 at 2:48 AM Rating: Default
I admit that my Kunark experiences are few and far between, but I have *never* in the game seen the message "Your faction with (insert_faction_here) could not possibly get any better". This being said, I have raised many faction to amiable, and a few to ally through killing mobs. I doubt the benefit to faction from killing sarnaks would stop at Indifferent.
RE: Yes, this blade of passage does modify factions.
# Oct 18 2001 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent

FYI, I was doing the bone chip quest last night, it will modify both factions for you, also killing iksars in and around the newbie area also raises the factions. Iksar mauraders, bandits, etc. I walked in cabilis last night and unloaded tons of copper & silver from getting bone chips in kurn's tower. The Cabilis bankers "The Kloks", were friendly & very helpful. =)

got one of these too
# Oct 09 2001 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
midgie can sell this on the morrel thule server
What does it look like?
# Oct 06 2001 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
I think I've seen it before and it looked really sweet, could someone tell me what it looks like?
# Aug 31 2001 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
Please post <here> if you have been able to enter Cabilis with KOS faction standing and not get attacked while this weapon is equipped.
RE: Attention!
# Oct 06 2001 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
I was able to enter the Cabilis when I had the Blade of Passage in my inventory, primary and/or secondary slots. It seems all you need to do is have it on your person and you are able to walk right into Cab.

HOWEVER...The Crusader(SKs) are KOS. I think they my must be a on some kind of different faction, maybe Crusaders of Greenmist faction. I dunno. The Blade of Passage must be an adjustment item to your your faction on Legion of Cabilis and Cabilis Residents faction. Merchants however con dubious but not KOS. I wonder if there is any other item like this to adjust the faction Crusaders of Greenmist faction.

An afterthought...If your holding this blade, the bonechip quest in FOB just got a whole lot easier.

Tunnel Rat X
RE: Attention!
# Oct 06 2001 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
I was able to enter the Cabilis when I had the Blade of Passage in my inventory, primary and/or secondary slots. It seems all you need to do is have it on your person and you are able to walk right into Cab.

HOWEVER...The Crusader(SKs) are KOS. I think they my must be a on some kind of different faction, maybe Crusaders of Greenmist faction. I dunno. The Blade of Passage must be an adjustment item to your your faction on Legion of Cabilis and Cabilis Residents faction. Merchants however con dubious but not KOS. I wonder if there is any other item like this to adjust the faction Crusaders of Greenmist faction.

An afterthought...If your holding this blade, the bonechip quest in FOB just got a whole lot easier.

Tunnel Rat X
RE: Attention!
# Sep 07 2001 at 7:05 AM Rating: Excellent
Give up Balidin, if anyone posts here it's a lie. These things are called myths or Everquest Urban Legends, kinda like saying that blinding a mob will do something (some paladins are fools) or harmony will increase mana regen (don't worry paladins, dr00ds can be fools too) or that holding any item will affect your faction with anyone in any way. I doubt the game engine can even make it possible to posses or equip an item to change your faction otherwise enchanters and/or bards would have items like that.
RE: Attention!
# Jan 04 2003 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
u say flash of light dus nothing? it would b very funny to pvp you then. root, flash of light so they cant target you, triple dot then refresh flash of light every now and again. byebye ur char )

Muluven Canabellum
52 Wood Elf Druid
Morell Thule
RE: Attention!
# Sep 25 2001 at 4:14 PM Rating: Default
The bit about Flash of Light:
AHEM! I have found it very useful. It is (1) a big taunt, (2) it decreases MoB's ATK, and (3) ever tried running around blind? It's funny to blind an opponent when you are in trouble. Blind it and step aside, then watch the MoB run off into the sunset-over your shoulder while running for the guards/zone in all likelyhood-and tell me it's not useful. Getting away from death is a good thing. However, it works best when soloing, so that you don't have to let everyone know that the MoB is gonna start running off. Oh, and the ATK drop is signinficant, a few less points of damage per hit from the MoB over the time it takes to kill a MoB my level (27th) adds up. Have fun!:)

Balidin Evilbasher
27 Paladin
Master Smith
Skill 137
<Order of Seibwen>
RE: Attention!
# Jan 13 2002 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
Flash of light WILL make the mob run around aimlessly, if it's far enough away. If it's right on top of you beating on you it won't do anything in terms of its movement. It is a great taunt though, for just a few mana you can be the one getting hit. In my opinion this is more or less a PvP spell, you can win about any fight with just this spell and a fair amount of mana. I was playing on vallon zek once and I was beating up some dwarf, then some high elf paladin cast flash of light on him and he walked straight off the bank in Greater Faydark. I laughed for a while on that one.
Inno server
# Aug 13 2001 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
Was wondering around Sanark fort the other night looking for the chancellors room (i always get lost lol) anyways saw two of these drop in the hallway to Chancellors room. There were two groups huntin there at the time and this was on the Inno Server.

Hope that helps.

49 Pally
Innoruk Server
Inno server
# Aug 13 2001 at 9:33 PM Rating: Default
Got one
# Jun 25 2001 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
I got one of these of a sarnak leggo. If I see anything carrying a weapon I normally kill it. I have been trying to sell it for a couple days now, and no one seems interested so I figured I would check on here to see how much it was worth. This rumor interests me though. I think I am going to try it after I get out of level 31 then I will post my findings here. Untill then.
RE: Got one
# Sep 19 2001 at 12:15 PM Rating: Default
What server you on? I am on Zebux and would be interested in it. email me at
I have never....
# Jun 04 2001 at 2:12 AM Rating: Default
I've had to restart my lvl 32 Paladin once,a nd I've gotten him up to lvl 26 today. Both times I have hunted in numerous occasions at the FD and BD and I must have killed hundreds of Sarnak Legionnaires. I have seen the Bracer of Hidden twice, but I have never seen this item EVER. I wonder if it varies from server to server since I've NEVER seen it on the Innoruk server.
RE: I have never....
# Feb 07 2002 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
i got one from the Lake Of Ill Omen on the Innoruuk server just the other day... If you want it just send a tell to Filamdar and i will sell...
RE: I have never....
# Jun 24 2002 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
107 posts
I'm also on Inno, I bought this the other day for 20 pp. Nice weapon for my untwinked rogue.
Tolwe Tintowelinto
Steel Warrior <Ancient Dark Lords>
Blade of passage
# May 30 2001 at 7:27 AM Rating: Default
Hmm got it on the roll last night, ran away from 7 recruits that jumped us at once I went LD, ended up in the middle of nowhere, ran in what I thought was the right direction (towards the only building I could see) into a crusader summat or other and died V quickly.


Soddof Baldric 20th Dwarf Warrior
Ill trie this out
# May 17 2001 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
Ill give it a shot since my lvl 25 ranger Jesibell has this weapon now. Wish me luck..)
# Jan 27 2001 at 11:15 PM Rating: Default
somone should make a test charecter like a gnome or somthing and than get it to overthere than get an iksar escort to the guards. Give him the blade and test it out ) and if he dies who cares 8)
# Jan 11 2001 at 4:25 AM Rating: Default
In my experience so far I do not see that it changes faction standing. My human ranger brother has not agreed to just try and walk in yet though.
RE: Xille
# Feb 09 2001 at 4:00 PM Rating: Default
I will twink myself with one and see if i can do it with a random gnome
RE: Xille
# Apr 04 2001 at 3:12 AM Rating: Default
If you can please post the awnser
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 21 2000 at 11:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I heard that this item, when equiped, allows even kos races to enter cabilis and not be killed. I also heard that no other iksar gaurd will attack you outside of the main city. Am i right in thinking that this is true? Why would it be called the blade of passage if it wasn't a blade of passage?
RE: Is it really a blade of passage?
# Apr 19 2001 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
I tried it myself last night and was killed almost instantly.
RE: Is it really a blade of passage?
# Jun 09 2002 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
I'm betting the people that mysteriously have indifferent faction with the guards while using this weapon have simply killed enough sarnaks to get that faction, and simply didn't bother to check faction WITHOUT the sword equpped.

Really, have any of you checked your faction before *and* after having the weapon? hmm?

I have ally faction with the guards of qeynos! </sarcasm> It must be my silver bloodstone earring I just made! I should start auctioning them off for 1kpp on PvP servers! </sarcasm off>
RE: Is it really a blade of passage?
# Apr 18 2001 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
A friend of mine heard this rumor too, he tried it, and was killed by the guards. So I'd say no, this isn't true.
RE: Is it really a blade of passage?
# Apr 04 2001 at 4:37 PM Rating: Default
I am very interested in this and would really apreciate it if someone had a high lvl character to try this out. Please post if you know. thx)
RE: Is it really a blade of passage?
# Mar 18 2001 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
I doubt it. Then everyone would try to get them, and they'd be like the most rare drop of the rarest mob in the game :D I doubt that just by wielding one the Iksars like you, but then again, I could be wrong. I just think it's a hoax.

Gesthal Vecter - Level 31 Monk
Xegony Server
RE: Is it really a blade of passage?
# Mar 15 2001 at 12:27 AM Rating: Default
Blade of Passage could just be referring to some kind of rite of passage though. Like passage into manhood or whatever.

Rizzl Omnibane
Warrior of the 24th Circle
RE: Is it really a blade of passage?
# Jan 27 2001 at 11:14 PM Rating: Default
Thats what I heard too
RE: Is it really a blade of passage?
# Jan 08 2001 at 1:20 AM Rating: Default
same question here
RE: Is it really a blade of passage?
# Jul 13 2001 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
It does work...but you will only be non-KOS if you are an Iksar. B^)
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