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Shakey's Dilapidated Noggin  

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WT: 2.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: BRD ROG
Race: ALL

Item Lore:The moldy orange vegetable has lost its glow
Item Type:Combinable
Submitted By:Fleven
Lucy Entry By:Striph -
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-14 17:45:25
Page Updated:Sat Aug 20th, 2022

Expansion: Omens of War Omens of War

Average Price: 1,000,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 70

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NPC Name Expansion
Shakey Scarecrow Original


This item is used in quests.
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Highpass Hold
Quest Name
Rogue Epic 1.5: Fatestealer

Quest Name
Guise of Horror

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Am Confused.....
# Jun 06 2020 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Doing my rogue epic 1.5 and am at Shakey's Quest. I talk to Shakey no problem, get the response from Reebo, no problem but when I talk to Reebo, he treats me like dirt.... and will not follow the dialogue, what faction is he?
Am Confused.....
# Jun 10 2020 at 10:45 AM Rating: Excellent
champasdaddy wrote:
Doing my rogue epic 1.5 and am at Shakey's Quest. I talk to Shakey no problem, get the response from Reebo, no problem but when I talk to Reebo, he treats me like dirt.... and will not follow the dialogue, what faction is he?

He is on one of these 4 factions.

Mayor Gubbin
Merchants of Rivervale
Guardians of the Vale
Storm Reapers

I believe it's Storm Reapers.

Edited, Jun 10th 2020 10:45am by Gidono
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Shakey's Quest
# Apr 18 2016 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
57 posts
The section of the Rogue Epic 1.5 for "Shakey's Quest" is really it's own sub-quest and can be completed by a bard. You receive two noggins upon completion, so you can do the Guise of Horror quest for yourself and give away/sell the second noggin.

Here is the section(copied from the Rogue 1.5 write-up):

Shakey's Quest

Head back to Rivervale and talk to Shakey Scarecrow at -140, -410. Reebo Leafsway nearby (-85, -355) will complete the conversation.

You say, 'Hail, Shakey Scarecrow'

Shakey Scarecrow rustles and looks up at you in acknowledgment.

Reebo Leafsway shakes his head sadly. 'Poor old [Shakey] just isn't what he used to be.'

You say, 'Hail, Reebo Leafsway'

You say, 'Who is Shakey?'

Reebo Leafsway says 'Shakey is our protector and friend. He is just getting old. Losing his [stuffing]. His [head] is getting very cracked and dry as well.'

You say, 'What about his head?'

Reebo Leafsway says 'The head of a scarecrow is difficult to replace. We do not know what is needed and all of our attempts have failed. Perhaps you could [research] this for us and bring back a new head for our old friend Shakey?'

You say, 'What research?'

Reebo Leafsway says 'We have heard of a great forbidden tome penned by an evil necromancer that holds the secrets of instilling life into scarecrows. We have recovered pages from that book. That is how we know about Shakey's hay. But the pages detailing the creation of a scarecrow's head are missing. We believe that the Erudites possess at least some of the pages and might know where the rest of them may be found. Start your search in their city of Erudin.'

Scarecrow Research: Erudin

Sornita Eltern may be found in Erudin at -1100, -230.

You say, 'Hail, Sornita Eltern'

Sornita Eltern says 'Greetings, ______! Please be do not speak too loudly while inside the library. If you need anything special, feel free to ask me. I am a member of the Crimson Hands and my specialty is divination. In my research I have stumbled across many [rare tomes].'

You say, 'What rare tomes?'

Sornita Eltern says 'Why, just yesterday I stumbled upon what I believe to be an excerpt from Miragul's own treatise on the origin of the creatures known as scarecrows. Such a work is heresy and would be destroyed if the High Council knew of its existence so I have been tight-lipped about my discovery. If you would like to see it, I will show it to you, for a nominal donation of 20 gold pieces.'

Give her 20 gold or the equivalent, e.g., 2 platinum.

Sornita Eltern says 'Oh, yes. Very good friend. Here is the document I mentioned. It would seem to be part of a larger body of work, but this page describes a Teir'Dal who it seems was instrumental in creating the head of the very first scarecrow. You may keep that as it is merely a magical duplicate of the original document which I have carefully hidden.'
You gain experience!!

You receive a Torn Parchment, which identifies as "Copy of Miragul's Scarecrow Reseach." The parchment reads:

..I have seen on all of Norrath. She was completely under the thrall of Mayong. But, I found her research on confining a soul within a golem of straw intriguing.

Scarecrow Research: Tower of Frozen Shadow

Kill the Dark Huntress the Tower of Frozen Shadow (/loc 370, -30, 218). She's level 35, hits for 150, is slowable, and has approximately 4,000 hps. She respawns after approximately 2 hours. Loot a Water-Stained Ancient Tome, which identifies as "The text is mostly faded and smeared." It reads:

Such that ... When combined with ... into ... transmute ... this place will ... foreboding. This is why ... locate ... essence of ... Wisp are typically found ... in all my travels I was never able to find the ... debating ... since the first I laid eyes upon ... spirits are usually not pleased ... trapped ... once I was able ... somewhat of a nuisance ... nevermore ... in time ... Harbingers of ... and far sight ... golem of hay ... following instructions ... claw of ... components may be ... I suspect Miragul ... end this now ...

(most of the pages are smeared and illegible)

Scarecrow Research: Erudin 2, Electric Boogaloo

Give the tome back to Sornita.

Sornita Eltern says 'Unbelievable, you located the larger body of work I had been searching for! The text is scribbled in old Teir`Dal, but many of the words have been smeared and blurred. In fact, there are deep claw marks on the bindings and surface of the tome. It looks like the current owner didn't care well for it. Hmm. . . This translation of it may be spotty, but I think I'll be able to convey the general meaning for you. Ah, here you are. A duplicate copy of the writings. I'll hold on to the original as it won't be of much use to you. Many thanks, ______!'

You receive a Translated Ancient Tome, which identifies as "Recipe to create a Jack-O-Lantern, or hay golem skull." It reads:

The manufacturing of a hay golem is not so complex, save for the creation of the most important part: the head. The process requires a precise set of ingredients, such that any exclusion or imitation of a crucial item can lead to disastrous results. When combined with care, the resulting head can simply be fitted into the frame of the hay golem with no need for spells or further transmutation.

For the husk, you must locate a fitting carved pumpkin. Such can often by found in Estates teeming with the undead. While this place will feel somewhat foreboding, there is no better place to harvest this item.

Next, seek out a supplemental shapely vegetation. The best bet is a dank and moist fungus filled region.

Thirdly on the list are stringy vines. The best vines I have found are located on the moon of Luclin in the mad mage's domain. This is why stealth is of the utmost importance.

Next, there is a need for several fragments of the unliving: The claw of an ancient dragon, long dead. Tattooed skin peeled from a zombie - I imagine there are many bloated sailors that would not miss a scrap of their flesh. Tears of those spirits that are long forgotten.

The final elements are the most important, and oddly enough, the most difficult to find. The basking glow of an orange flame, a living essence of a dancing mote of light. These wisps are typically found in swamplands. Also, the boiling liquid from the Mistress' laboratory.

Lastly, the reanimation formula. Unfortunately, in all my travels I was never able to find the source of this substance and all my attempts to duplicate it have been for naught. I have often debated whether the extra efforts required for this endeavor are worth my time. Since the first time I laid eyes upon a hay golem, I knew the knowledge of their creation would be mine ... someday.

Gather the Hay Golem Ingredients

A Frightful Carved Pumpkin may be found at the east end of the hedge maze in the Estate of Unrest, at +385, -205.

Shapely Vegetation spawns in multiple places in Fungus Grove: +275, -340; +460, -300; +560, +970; +570, -1065; +630, +1120; +865, +1290; +895, +1700; +925, +1670; -195, -15; -295, -410; -960, -1375; -1350, -2245; -1540, -1110; -2000, +2055 to name a few.

Stringy Vines spawn near a stack of hay in Grieg's End, at -55, +2900.

Find an Ancient Dragon Claw in the Dragon Necropolis at +925, +1020, under A Mercenary Excavator.

Tattooed Zombie Skin spawns in Hate's Fury near Ralo the Black, at +920, +1340.

Unnatural Orange Flame drops in the Swamp of No Hope from A Dancing Flame on the top platform near the windmill in the village, at -1340, -1495.

Vial of Boiling Acid spawns on an small stand on floor 6 of the Tower of Frozen Shadow, at +1125, -355.

Miragul's Reanimation Formula drops from various chests in Miragul's Menagerie in normal adventures if level 70 and hard adventures if below 70.

Cage of Transmutation spawns in Chardok, Halls of Betrayal (Chardok B) next to the firepit leading to Korucust, at -365, +185.

Tears of the Forgotten is obtained by traveling to the Plane of Justice. Find Zadyr Moralin at +615, -440, -50, and address Zadyr in Elder Teir`Dal:

You say, 'Hail, Zadyr Moralin'

Zadyr Moralin says, in Elder Teir'Dal, 'Hmm' He has an eager look upon his troubled face. 'By the Prince, have you come to [free] me from this place?'

You say, 'Free?'

Zadyr Moralin says, in Elder Teir'Dal, 'I must find a way out of this prison, my trial is approaching, so says the warden. Time is running out for me. There is little chance of reprieve, given my [experiments].'

You say, 'Experiments?'

Zadyr Moralin says, in Elder Teir'Dal, 'My people are fleeing, fleeing underground away from the traitor-elves. We are taking to the tunnels and to the caverns, where we can rebuild our strength, beneath the surface. The Prince will protect our people. My experiments were dire indeed, and yet in times of war one must take every opportunity one can get to defeat one's foe, as I am certain that you would agree. I experimented upon the souls of my [slaves].'

You say, 'What slaves?'

Zadyr Moralin says, in Elder Teir'Dal, 'My House always kept dwarves; they are sturdy, hard-working and durable. It has always been the law of our House never to abuse the slaves, however. The war with the traitors lasted so long, and I saw an opportunity to end it. My research into the binding of mortal souls, and to use that harnessed spiritual power for further incantations, had proceeded to the point at which I required actual living subjects upon which to perform my [rituals].'

You say, 'What rituals?'

Zadyr Moralin says, in Elder Teir'Dal, 'The ritual of binding requires over two whole days of preparation, and the separation and captivation of the subject's soul takes a further two days of rigorous effort. I succeeded, but the price was high. Upon three of my slaves did I perform the rituals, and thrice damned am I for it. I wielded the power of their lifes' energies with decisiveness. My [victories] were the stuff of legends.'

You say, 'What victories?'

Zadyr Moralin says, in Elder Teir'Dal, 'Against the traitor-elves, my new-found energies from the life-force of my three slaves' trapped souls provided me with the ability to lay waste to whole legions of our enemies. Yet in their foolishness, my peers of the Prince's Elves sought to stop me, and bring me to [justice].'

You say, 'Justice?'

Zadyr Moralin says, in Elder Teir'Dal, 'They took me in my sleep, and for my "crimes", I was banished here. Banished here like a criminal, rather than a savior of our species! Without my rituals, without my incantations, our people are doomed - they flee to the underworld and hide, like vermin. Even now, I sit here, accused, and were that not torment enough I am constantly reminded of my deeds by the souls of the three that I damned with me.'

Say "I remember" to A Forgotten Spirit to obtain the tears.

Combine the various ingredients in the Cage of Transmutation to craft a Jack-O-Lantern, which identifies as "a Jack-O-Lantern, or hay golem skull."

Hand Shakey His Head

Head back to Rivervale and give the Jack-O-Lantern to Shakey Scarecrow.

You remove the dilapidated pumpkin from Shakey's wooden neck post and replace it with the new one. A haunting voice rings in your ears, 'Who has given me a voice once again? I can sense your presence but cannot see your form. Allow me but a moment to explain. I have been trapped in this golem of hay for many years. Ever since the horrible bloodbath in the forest I have been bound to this horrible fate, and I cannot find rest until the person responsible for my murder has been dealt with! Our fates are intertwined, you and I. We can both find peace if you listen to what I have to say. Find the blue orb. It yet retains its dark power. Go into the woods and seek out the one with a fragment.'

You have communed with the tormented spirit trapped inside Shakey.

You receive 2 x Shakey's Dilapidated Noggin, which identifies as "The moldy orange vegetable has lost its glow." The noggin is used in the Guise of Horror quest for your scarecrow illusion item.

Edited, Apr 18th 2016 1:47pm by markkuss

Edited, Apr 18th 2016 2:12pm by markkuss
# Aug 08 2011 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
Yes, this item is 100% tradeable. If you are lucky enough to find a rogue who wishes to get rid of this item and not do the illusion, you can complete it as a bard. The entire quest can be done in about 20 minutes.
# Apr 07 2011 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
How are you supposed to get this as a Bard? Part of rogue 1.5, unless you convinced a rogue to depart with it?
# Jan 22 2006 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
umm. this thing is droppable / tradeable ?


Where do you get the noggin?
# Nov 27 2005 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, so could anyone please tell me where to get this noggin at? Do I kill Shakey or something?
# Nov 08 2005 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
71 posts
2 Bards with Divine Barrier song up. Bard kites mob with max movement and lev. To turn small turns. Bard Fades (after getting the quad dots going). Kite length of zone, and at one end, kiting bard uses DB to turn 180 degrees. At other end bard spams macro to other bard to Cast DB. repeat, if run out of time for DB, use fade.
i have it
# Dec 09 2004 at 2:27 AM Rating: Excellent
yes it does have to do with the scarecrow illusion mask. I got mine done tonight. December 9th 2004 at like 2am EST. You need to kill 5 Flighty Azure Wisps. Each hit for abot 1200's and fast. Slowable and easily one groupable. You have 10 minutes to kill it once you zone in then it depops, so you need to zone in after your group and have a tracker ready. They run at bard speed so they cant be kited. The spawn zones are North Karana, Swamp of No Hope, Befallen, Stonebrunt Mountains and Plane of Growth. One you collect the 5 light stones you combine them with the noggin in an oven and it gives you the Guise of Horror. You can see it on my Magelo. It must be equipped to use in the head slot. Bard Rogue only. Is Magic Lore item No Drop has 4 ac +13 Cha +7 sv magic wt. is 0.04 Effect : illusion Scarecrow ( must equip 6.0 Cast) race all. Enjoy =)
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 11 2005 at 8:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) A) They are not all called Flighty Azure Wisp each zone has a different color wisp named different things.
RE: i have it
# Jan 20 2005 at 3:27 AM Rating: Default
Replyed to you post just to say Thanks for quitting Charsion. People that use showEQ and other hacks helped kill the game. So /wink eyb..



I take that back. The fact that Sony made untrackable mobs is a part of the reason people use ShowEq. Playing on a red server, i have seen it being abused so badly that it annoys me greatly, especially since my main is a Ranger. Not being able to track specific mob's down trivializes our roles even more.

Edited, Sat Jan 22 13:40:19 2005
RE: i have it
# Mar 05 2006 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
Where is the rp experience in traking every single mob inside the game and of course having your guild following staedily behind its rangers prepaired to ambush it. Think about it...

They're rare floaty glowing things of special importance. why be such a stubborn *** about it, Talonius and Charsion, and actually stop complaining and do some quests with challenge and enjoy it. It would prolly bring back SOME value lost over the years, maybe...
# Nov 10 2004 at 11:29 PM Rating: Excellent
anyone heard any more about whether this is for a scarecrow illusion mask?
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