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Dirk of the Traitor  

Skill: 1H Piercing Atk Delay: 22
DMG: 9 Dmg Bonus: 31
Backstab DMG: 9
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +4 DEX: +4 AGI: +4
Effect: Rodrick's Gift (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 1.0 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Lore:Cursed dirk of treachery
Item Type:1H Piercing
Submitted By:Belric
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-15 20:32:59
Page Updated:Sat Sep 7th, 2019

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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This item is found on creatures.

Eastern Wastes
NPC Name
Rodrick Tardok


This item is used in quests.
Expansion List - Premium only.

Used in 1 recipe.
Recipe list - Premium only.

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Eastern Wastes

The proc seems to stun the wielder, so the weapon seems to be cursed.

Uploaded September 27th, 2022 by iventheassassin
Updated September 29th, 2022
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# Jul 13 2005 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
-snarls menacingly, chucking the dagger in a very big and very deep lake-

Stupid dagger. >_<
procs at lvl 0
# Jul 07 2005 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
Item I got on FV server says lvl 0 to proc for effect... so will do anyone.

Only paid 50p for it so will try out and see if it sux totally or not lol

Should be fun for a lvl 10 bst
# Jun 23 2003 at 3:27 PM Rating: Default
Somehow along the way, I lost my dirk of the dain. Could I loot another dirk of the traitor, and turn it into dain for another dirk of the dain so i can finish my ring quest? Or do i need to start all over again? Or can someone else start the war and i can loot Narandis head and they can trigger the war again (since you get the dirk back along with the plans) and they can loot the other narandi head? any help would be appreciated.
Bought this on FV
# Sep 18 2002 at 1:31 PM Rating: Default
UPDATE: Well, it proc'd on me at level 21, no problem. My own fault for not researching before I bought it, and the fault of the person I sold it to will hopefully feel the same way. I at least showed mock shock when he sent me a tell explaining what it did to him. I offered to trade things back if he felt I had mislead or cheated him (hey I was asking 500pp in the Bazaar and he came to me offering a weapon that sells on our server for around 200pp, 70pp cash, and about another 60-70pp in additional items, so call it 340pp) he decided to keep it and try and sell it himself. So in the end I lost around 160pp, fairly cheap for the leason learned I guess.

I bought this last night in the Bazaar (FV Server, where NoDrop doesn't mean much). I'm a level 21 Bard and the stats looked very good for the asking price and I hadn't researched it. So now my question is what level does it start to proc? I haven't used it at all yet, am I in for a nasty suprise or am I safe for a few levels? I'll repost with results if I get it to proc and at what level (close to 22 at the moment).

I'll have to look into these quests and see if I can buy any other parts for them in the Bazaar. Not high enough myself yet, but if I can aquire the pieces with plat it won't be so bad.

Edited, Fri Sep 20 17:05:45 2002
RE: Bought this on FV
# Feb 19 2003 at 5:16 AM Rating: Decent
Apparently the RyGorr Emissary is bugged on most servers and only pops for a couple of hours after a patch. Otherwise looks like you'll have to MQ it. both head for ring 6 and dagger for 9.

Edited, Wed Feb 19 04:45:54 2003
Jagged Ice Shard look
# May 01 2002 at 7:36 PM Rating: Default
Yes it does look like a jagged ice shard for the person who asked, I would really like to get one for my rogue, but if I go up to ninth ring its not gonna be for him so prolly won't get an uncursed one :/
RE: Jagged Ice Shard look
# Oct 21 2002 at 4:19 PM Rating: Default
if you're still looking to buy a jagged ice shard, give me a tell in game, i got one for sale.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 12 2002 at 10:03 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) accidently zoned out of cc while hunting geo's when i zoned into ew this guy was beating on me.... me being indiff to coldain really pist me of soo i began whoopin the bejesus out of him (was real easy for me 35 warrior...twinked)had him to half and saw that cool weapon then shaman in group who followed me through zone said frost giant add.... one thing came into my mind when i heard that (RUN!) so i took off shammy did some heals as i was running and he hit the gate to cc before me then touched the rock and bam got away... we both made it into cc and it has a happy ending got back and got a chipped diamond from focus gem... moral of the story: kill anything thats supposed to be your friend but isnt! unless a frost giant joins in
# Dec 31 2001 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
When you complete the ninth ring quest, of which this is a component, you get back a Dirk of the Dain [sic], which is the uncursed version of this dirk. This is not a trivial process, to say the least, however and will require a fairly high level group to complete... =)

Best Regards,
quest item
# Dec 02 2001 at 11:23 PM Rating: Default
This dagger is part of the ninth coldain ring quest
# Jul 12 2001 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
U can use it and resist the proc with about 125+ MR!
# May 24 2001 at 2:55 PM Rating: Default
I have a Jagged Ice Shard and I'm really pleased with how it looks, and how I wished it wasn't lore. Somebody told me the Dirk of the Traitor looked like the Jagged Ice Shard and I was wondering if it was true.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 19 2001 at 10:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) what is the price on this?
RE: $
# Jun 15 2001 at 6:44 PM Rating: Default
No price, the item is nodrop. =)
RE: $
# May 21 2003 at 12:28 AM Rating: Default
some servers like FV dont have no drop lables on many items such as this
Procless By Dexless?
# May 15 2001 at 12:54 AM Rating: Default
Yeah, what happens if your dex is very low, like 74-75 with minus stats. Would it still proc? What if you upped yer MR to about 70-80. Would that help to resist the proc?
Just curious if there's a way round this proc.

Hispiritus Melancholia
33 Bard
RE: Procless By Dexless?
# Dec 06 2002 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
I can attest that this proc is a royal pain, im a ranger with a 132 dex and this thing proced for me 2 somethings 3 times PER FIGHT. it spins you around for about 5-10 seconds and stuns you that is all.
RE: Procless By Dexless?
# Jun 09 2001 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
Weapons will always proc. Lower dex just means they proc less.
RE: Procless By Dexless?
# Sep 05 2001 at 2:10 AM Rating: Default
I think he wanted to know if he had a realistic chance of getting the proc off with his stats... and chances are no... you'd just want the weapon for it's stand alone stats... don't think about the proc at all.. cahnces are it'll go off very rarely, chances are in abig fight (when you don't want it to proc (because it'll stun you)) though.
Trying to Figure this out
# May 14 2001 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
Can someone summerize a list of who and what all we need to do the entire quest. I already have Rodricks Head and the Dirk. Quite a decent Weapon other than the spinning every time I proc it which happens a lot. Is there a way to break this Curse? If so let me know.

Thunderwind Cloudancer(Ense et Animo)
Warrior of the 43rd Season
Bristlebane Server
# May 07 2001 at 6:29 PM Rating: Default
Ok there are people back ther talking about the 9th Ring Coldain quest or whatever. You don't just hand in his head and get something. You have to get 8 other rings first and then you turn in rodrik's head, the dagger, the 8th ring, and 7 other heads. What kind of idiot would just turn in the head and expect something
Possible pointer to quest to uncurse.
# May 01 2001 at 1:18 PM Rating: Default
The head guy in the temple says the Dain will reward people for evidence of traitors. I wandered around in the Dains keep, being looked upon warmly has it's good points. But the dain was not up while I was in there. I will wander around some more and try to figure out how to get the Dain to spawn.
Not hard to spawn him
# Apr 30 2001 at 8:34 AM Rating: Default
The Orc Emissary spawns at the CC gate dont' kill him he'll despawn and then Rodrick will spawn
# Apr 29 2001 at 9:43 AM Rating: Default
Maybe if it was range this weapon would be the best thing to put in range but im a bard and it has some decent stats so i might wanna pick one up ayone got the lvl on Rodrick cause hes gonna get a taste of what bards can really do!
How to stop spinning
# Apr 26 2001 at 5:48 PM Rating: Default
When you start spinning, sit down and stand up again. You'll stop.
Heres the real name...
# Apr 09 2001 at 10:29 PM Rating: Default
Ok I IDed this earlier with the help of a bard and heres what it told me, the daggers real name is not the Dirk of the Traiter it is the Cursed Dirk of Treachery.
And if anyone finds a quest that removes the curse tell us PLZ Ill love you forever )
# Mar 29 2001 at 12:00 AM Rating: Default
Somebody try giving this item to an NPC and see if the effect proc's the wielder (enemy) to begin to spin. Wouldn't it be nice if Lady Vox whirled till she hurled with this in her claw?
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 04 2001 at 12:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Too bad its NO Drop =P
RE: Hinderance???
# Apr 05 2001 at 5:56 AM Rating: Decent
You can give NO DROP items to NPCs

......just not PCs ;)
RE: Hinderance???
# Apr 18 2001 at 5:50 PM Rating: Default
No you can't, they just destroy NO DROP items. Prevents NO DROP twinking.

so there 8P
RE: Hinderance???
# May 08 2001 at 5:12 AM Rating: Default
dude don't say anything if you don't know what your talking about. You can turn in no drop quest items to npc. ie. ring of the ancients for jboot quest.
RE: Hinderance???
# Jun 10 2001 at 3:56 PM Rating: Default
yes.... upon receiving nodrop quest items, NPC's promptly destroy all the nodrop items they have.

this prevents trading nodrop items... ie give epic to a bat, have newbie kill bat, voila, newbie has epic.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 14 2001 at 11:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ohhhh looks like someone was smart, yeah like the guy above said, think before ya speak foo~
What Drops This ?
# Mar 13 2001 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
Could some one help me out of what drops this item?

Dirk of the Traitor
# Feb 28 2001 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
Do yuo get bad faction? and does the proc always proc on the wielder? if u can reply to me by e-mail to it would be great.
RE: Dirk of the Traitor
# Mar 05 2001 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
Well as of last night this weapon still proc's a spin (kinda like whirl til you hurl) Well lets hope there is a cure to the curse.

new quest
# Jan 19 2001 at 8:30 PM Rating: Default
Rodrick's head is needed for the coldian blanket quest (or otherwise know as the 8 part coldian ring quest) - his head is needed for quest # 6 or 7 in that series.

The dirk is something else, it is not needed in the blanket quest. I asked a guide about it and I was told it might be a new quest....I dont know any other info. I would really like to remove the curse...If you know something please post!
Rodrick's Gift
# Jan 07 2001 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
When this procs on me, I spin around and then get a message saying that I am sick. It sounds like what the Ench 'Whirl til you Hurl' spell is supposed to do. I'm sure the Gift is an upgrade of that.

37 Ranger
Cazic Thule
RE: Rodrick's Gift
# Jul 05 2001 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
Actually, if you look in the spdat.eff file, you can see that the effect of this spell is coded the exact same way as whirl til you hurl -it's the same effect.
RE: Rodrick's Gift
# Jan 15 2001 at 7:55 PM Rating: Default
But the Enchanter Whirl till you hurl lasts for 12+seconds, this only lasts a few seconds. Still a pain in the ars, got me killed in the chief room. Love the look though.

40 Rogue
# Dec 23 2000 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
Such a friggen nice weapon =o9
Why does verant always have to do some goofy crap to ruin a good thing...........
We Must Find How To Remove This Blasted Curse!
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