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Grotesque Alloy Mask  

Slot: FACE
AC: 6
DEX: +7 CHA: -15 AGI: +2
WT: 1.0 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Light:Fire Beetle Eye
Merchant Value:20 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kheldar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-09 02:31:26
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Average Price: 100pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 20

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This item is found on creatures.

Clan RunnyEye
NPC Name
Lord Pickclaw

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Clan RunnyEye

Uploaded February 6th, 2023 by iventheassassin
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#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 22 2003 at 3:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) anyone know an upgrade for this within the same price range, or gettable b a 43 warr?
Taking forever.....
# Jun 11 2002 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
I am a level 45 Warrior, and have been soloing down here for a number of days now trying to get this mask, and am having nothing but bad luck! I can clear all the areas, and I kill all the Destroyers (which near as I can tell are the placeholders), but no Lord Piclaw! I have had several Battelords which don't hit me that much, tho they have decent number of Hit points. I have gotten some tough caster dude Brother Uniak to spawn a few times. But no Lord! It's getting frustrating. I'm going to keep at it a while longer, because I really want the mask, but this seems to be in my experience a very long camp. :(

Toreck Troublemaker
Level 45 Warrior
RE: Taking forever.....
# Jan 21 2003 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Don't forget to look in the locked room, I've found him inthere on four seperate occasions
RE: Taking forever.....
# Jun 15 2002 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
Just got one yesterday off of a Destroyer who spawned in the bar.

Battlelord Paluk dropped BA Spaulder, BA Longsword and BA Chainmail the two times I fought him
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 17 2001 at 3:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) A few thigns bat lord pickclaw and RE....
RE: a fwe things
# Jan 16 2002 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
O.o Put the bottle down before you post here. I understood about 1 out of every 10 words in your post.

Reading is fundamental, crackheads should not post to boards, and a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
#angminas, Posted: Jan 02 2002 at 2:27 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Nice info, bro, but PLEASE work on that typing. I saw another of your garbled messages today- they're very hard to read. Other than that, thanks for the input ^_^ \/
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 18 2001 at 8:33 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) man i soloed him at 40 with a pally. and he had a whole room full of friends. the thing is i didnt have bad faction yet. as soon as i went into runney eye, i went straight for him. i was aprehensive to most all goblins. i killed lord pickaw wile his buddys watched. lol. oh btw. get hooked on phonix.
RE: a fwe things
# Jan 07 2002 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
Come on guys,
My friend and I (both lvl 35 pallies) took control of the whole zone within one hour. The battle wiz and Pick Lord were both of them on us at the same time. We rooted them both, waited for one root to break, pulled the Lord away out of aggro range of the battle wizz and we knocked him unconcious. We are not that well equiped, only a few good items here and there, but we had both some good weaps to kill it (20 40 2hp).
Quite frankly the battle wiz went down even faster so I think that the zone is over conned. The only real problem we had in Runy was the 2 evil eye prisoners. We aint that well suited to go against 2 casters at same time and they forced us to zone out. But no real worries, we still had LOH up. We rebuffed endure magic and came back down to poke those two uglies.
Runy is a good place to equip with a BABS, a BALS a medallion and the coiffe. I also noticed that although the groteske mask drops my cha by 15, it adds tremendous dexterity and makes my ghoulbane procs more often. Go hunt there. equip your char or your alts with a BABS or a BALS, dont buy them, 2 pallies lvl 35 partnered the whole zone without real concern. We havent tried the moldmaster yet, he didnt spawn while we were there. But we will meet again...I need those sporali gloves.

Norac and Kaymus Silverblade,
Holy Brothers of Dark Covanents.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 25 2001 at 9:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If anyone has one for sell on the 7th hammer, I would like to buy it, or trade you for it.
CHA + fear and charm
# Sep 13 2001 at 10:33 AM Rating: Good
I think where some of you get confused is that
CHA is not simply a persons appearance. CHA is their personal magnetism , their charm , likeability , will power. Intangible things which make a person follow another persons directions or take their orders. Hitler was not an attractive man by conventional norms but he subjugated a lot of this planet with his evil will. I have read that it was his oratory that gave him his power.
place him behind a microphone in front of acrowd and he could make them walk through fire. Was he evil? Certainly.. but a high CHA will make someone more likeable regardless of appearance , race or religion while a person with low CHA is a sure fire bet to **** people off.. naturally abrasive etc.. Charm , Fear and other behavioral spells are simply you exerting your will over another creatures and forcing them to do your bidding. High CHA should help you to be successful with any of the spells which which effect another "Toons" behavior. Did Verant code them all that way? I do not think so. Do some of the spells work that way? Yes they do. An actual amount of benefit per CHA point would be difficult to measure as each tick the mob gets a resistance check to see if they wake up, pull free, bust loose from most behavior altering spells. Some spells have a set duration after the initial resistance check while others are a minimum then check for continued effect each tick. (A tick is not a second in the same way a unit of encumberence is not a pound or a stone . Both are Verant derived units )Someone with a lot of free time and who is good at statistical analysis could figure out the time effect of each addition or subtraction from a characters CHA but I do not have that math background.
Sorry for such a long post but just wanted to clarify what a persons CHA actually is... and looks are only a small part.
RE: CHA + fear and charm
# Jun 24 2002 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
I've read in multiple post that while high cha does help mez and charm, low cha will increase fear duration. That would explain why alot of high end necro gear lowers cha. I haven't taken the time to test this yet. I'm wondering if anyone else has.
And before you say it, I know this isn't necro wearable. The discourse on cha caught my eye.
RE: CHA + fear and charm
# Sep 28 2001 at 10:28 PM Rating: Default
Keep reading OUGLY =P, Hitler was a good orator But people were not informed or educated, so thats why he had such power over the litl people.
My suggestion is keep in mind that tiz just a game so Leave Hitler out of this! geez
RE: CHA + fear and charm
# May 26 2004 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
Hitler is many people's favorite example of an extremely charismatic leader who was not attractive. He also gets the most virulent reaction. As an alternative I offer (but do not necessarilly endorse):

Jimmy Swaggart
Oral Roberts
Most televangelists
George W. Bush (flames expected ... I am merely pointing out that he is not attractive, but seems to be able to enthrall the masses)
Pope John Paul II
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Henry Kissenger (I always see him being photographed with seriously babe-a-licious women)
Woody Allen

and last, but not least, my favorite, whom I strongly endorse:
Mahatma Gandhi


Back to the topic:
I love fear kiting and have done it with 4 characters, necro, enchanter, and 2 clerics (this does not include animal fear kiting)

I find not much difference between fear duration or effectiveness with my enchanter (high CHA) and my necro (70ish CHA). My necro does a lot of backup mezing in LoDNs and has a lot of trouble with his mez being resisted. I am working on getting him a tradeskill trophy to see how the 50 CHA affects him.

I have a cleric with 120 CHA (Erudite with tradeskill trophy) and one with 35 CHA (dwarf with Griffon eye). My dwarf has more WIS and his fears hardly ever stick and don't last long. My erudite has no problems with fear... rarely resisted and does not wear out fast. Both are within 2 levels of each other (on seperate accounts for rezes) at all times.

That is my experience ... I'll let you draw your conclusions.

**edited to remove typos**

Edited, Wed May 26 11:33:05 2004
RE: CHA + fear and charm
# Dec 11 2001 at 2:53 PM Rating: Default
Too sensitive! Wow! The illustration was correct and the extremity of the illustration does make the point. Charisma is why he had power over the little people. What is educated anyway? Are we more or less educated now? People still follow evil people no matter how educated because a person with high charisma does exactly what mankind wants...

- they make us feel more important than others
- they make us feel that we ARE the cause
- they make us feel that WE belong to a group and that we are loved and needed
- they make us feel that we are special and superior than those that we are against
- they make us feel that we have an important destiny
Finally, in doing all of this, THEY STROKE OUR EGOS.

This happens every day. This happens no matter how educated you are because EVERYONE wants to be flattered, loved, and feel part of the bigger group. Some people feel validated in a more twisted way than others due to personal psychosis, but it is in our nature to all want these common goals. That is what makes us human. We make education. Education does not make US!
RE: CHA + fear and charm
# Oct 09 2001 at 8:39 AM Rating: Default
I hope you're not suggesting that people in the 1930s were uneducated. I think they might disagree. A lot of very educated people were taken in by Hitler's rhetoric.
RE: CHA + fear and charm
# Dec 17 2003 at 9:25 AM Rating: Default
Seig Hail.
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 09 2001 at 8:36 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Deleted due to multiple posts... no need to say the same thing three times ;)
RE: CHA + fear and charm
# Oct 09 2001 at 8:35 AM Rating: Default
Deleted due to multiple posts
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 12 2001 at 6:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What ar these going for?
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 12 2001 at 6:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
Solo Pickclaw...
# Sep 10 2001 at 10:21 AM Rating: Default
Is it possible for a lvl 32 warrior to solo Lord Pickclaw?

Xaria Nazumah
Dragons of Xev
RE: Solo Pickclaw...
# Sep 28 2002 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
just to give you an idea a 52 war with ac of 948 armed with a veno axe and a shimmering partisan can attack and kill Lord Pickclaw and lose maybe 600 hps on a bad day...the BA medalion is outragously undervalued...6ac 5int 5 wis with mana preservation II! i pass them around to the casters in guild they love me heh

PS the BAM is junk....merchant fodder

Edited, Sat Sep 28 11:48:30 2002
RE: Solo Pickclaw...
# Sep 29 2001 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
30 warrior and 30 monk took him pretty dang easy, but we got lucky on finding him right away. Could only kill him once due to the fact that we couldn't clear the floor. He's not half as strong as the Battlewizard though.
RE: Solo Pickclaw...
# Sep 10 2001 at 3:39 PM Rating: Good
360 posts
Not a chance. He's basically a Hill Giant strength MoB. Hits for 80+ and has a ton of HPs. If you had a cleric of equal level there with you, I think you could take him fairly easily.

Arynduil Greyleaf
37th Ranger of Tunare
Norrathian Brotherhood, Erollsi Marr
RE: Solo Pickclaw...
# Sep 22 2001 at 6:07 PM Rating: Good
He has a nasty regen too - he just eats the Drifting Death Druid DoT (600ish over 60 seconds)
# Aug 23 2001 at 2:51 AM Rating: Good
127 posts
Ignore the below post, I looked at the mask again, and it is in fact +5 Sv Magic, not Poison/Disease. We looted a lot of stuff that night, and I must have gotten it confused with another item from Runnyeye or another locale.

Ah well :)
# Aug 21 2001 at 4:24 AM Rating: Default
127 posts
I just looted one of these tonite. I don't know if they changed the stats on it, or what, but the one I got was alloy, 6AC, 7Dex, -15Cha, and the saves were +5 Sv Disease and Poison, not magic.
pic of mask
# Jul 06 2001 at 10:35 PM Rating: Default
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 25 2001 at 5:13 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) CORRECTION: The Grotesque Alloy Mask has an addition of 9 dexterity....not 7
RE: Correction on Mask
# Jun 29 2001 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
this mask does in fact only give 7dex i know because i have one.

stats are 6ac 7dex -15cha 2agi 5svmag WT1.0
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 03 2001 at 3:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well then, why don't ye post yer picture and we'll all believe ya!
RE: Correction on Mask
# Jul 06 2001 at 10:34 PM Rating: Default
Here is a pic of it...

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RE: Correction on Mask
# Jul 06 2001 at 10:33 PM Rating: Default
here is a pic of it
RE: Correction on Mask
# Jul 06 2001 at 10:31 PM Rating: Default

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here is the pic of it, i submited it through email here too but guess they havent gotten around to it yet.
# Jun 16 2001 at 10:06 AM Rating: Default
has anyone noticed that when they put this item on they get infravision or anything simillar? i seem to but i dont know if it was my light source (iskar berzerker club) or what. please let me know if you get the vision buff too or if its just me
RE: infravision?
# Oct 22 2001 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
All blackened alloy armor have a light effect, and this is part of that set.
RE: infravision?
# Jun 17 2001 at 3:57 AM Rating: Default
I have one and I'm a Dwarf so it's not infravision. I don't think it's ultravision it just a greater lightsource like a GLS. Helps alot for the blind folks out there and has help me *sigh* locate my corpse in a dark forest a couple other times.

Stupid dragoons.
# Jun 14 2001 at 3:12 PM Rating: Default
The best thing about this item is not the ac or stat bonuses (which are quite nice). It's the MR! Quite good for raids as well as daily usage.
# Jun 08 2001 at 5:07 AM Rating: Excellent
The named goblins spawn any place Destroyers spawn.

The first destroyer spawns in the room with the old giant snakes, above the room with brewing barrels.

The Furthest spawn is in the tunnels behind the Banker who is in the same location.

So, kill any goblins between those areas and you can force a spawn.

Lord pickclaw drops the Alloy Crown, a sword or regular piece of alloy and a random normall loot.

Battlewizzard drops the medalion (i have heard, though he had nothing the 3 times i killed him)

Cavalier drops the Blackend iron ******* sword.

Warlord drops the alloy longsword and alloy armour as common.

Mindrippers drop the Cat skull cap

Bonemenders drop the fractued feumer

Janitors drop the vile substance

Note: if you tread on the mud piles in the Sporali area they will pop a few little spores, with a lovely emote.. well worth treading on them for that.

53 Shadowknight of Bertoxxulous
Luclin Server
lords lvl
# Jun 06 2001 at 1:42 AM Rating: Decent
conned even at lvl 32
# Jun 05 2001 at 11:13 PM Rating: Default
I dunno, I have almost the entire set of BA except for the boots and mask. (I got 2 masks but my guildies wanted them so, eh.) However, I have yet to even SEE the boots. Could someone confirm their existence?
RE: Boots?
# Nov 13 2001 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
Bah there are such thins as BA boots I have 2 sets of them in the bank ATM .. just some FYI

Beggs Man
49th Iskar Monk
Cazic Thule

Send a tell if ya play there and want a pair of boots -
RE: Boots?
# Oct 30 2001 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
There are NO BA Boots, however the Blackened Iron boots are the same AC as banded, however much lighter. I got my set last night in EC at the tunnel. Paid 20pp. I am not sure I want to finish out the BA armor though. The mask does not sound that appealing.
RE: Boots?
# Jun 12 2001 at 10:37 PM Rating: Default
I have collected 15 different alloy pieces. It appears that there is no alloy upgrade for the Boots. It also appears that there is no alloy upgrade for the Eye Totem. Please let us know if you find out different.
RE: Boots?
# Apr 12 2006 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent

If it's true that Magelo can only be updated by someone seeing an item in-game, then the above link proves the existance of BA boots.

(Here's the BI boots, if you want it:
Settling Something once and for all
# Jun 04 2001 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
Sorry about the off-topic nature of this post, but I have to make this clear. As a 55th lvl Necromancer, I know a bit about fear and what affects it. CHA does not, has not, and will NEVER affect fear spells. I want to repeat that for those who can't get it through their thick skulls. CHA DOES NOT AFFECT FEAR SPELLS. The only thing that affects fear is Magic Resistance, PERIOD. Please dont respond to this and tell me I am wrong. You will only be making youself look more foolish. This mask has decent stats other than the neg cha, MR is always nice.
RE: Settling Something once and for all
# Jun 08 2001 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
You sure?
RE: Settling Something once and for all
# Jul 10 2001 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
57 posts
I've read alot about the matter as well and am pretty sure that he's right.
The only thing that affects the effectiveness of FEAR type spells is MR. For example i have had a Shaman cast Malise on the Aligators before i panic animal them, and with the malise i notice my panic animal tends to go to the full 18 secs almost all the time. When i camp out and try it again except this time with a ShadowKnight casting fear, results were indicative that the more resistant to magic a creature was the shorter the fear lasted.

Ok hereon it's just speculation, but is it possible to Fear yourself? If it is, then try dumping all the MR gear you have, fear yourself and then duel someone and get him to reduce your MMR to almost 0 and see how long it sticks. Haven't tried it yet coz i'm at the office but it might be a thing for you guys to try.
RE: Settling Something once and for all
# Aug 20 2001 at 6:00 AM Rating: Default
I will second his opinion. I was playing with a 1 (One) Charisma for quite a while, and Fear continued to be very effective for me. Since swapping out my EQ back up to 45, I have seen no additional improvement.

Klaaz Dethscourge
Shadow Knight of 30 Circle of Hate
RE: Settling Something once and for all
# Sep 22 2001 at 6:12 PM Rating: Decent
I agree that a low Cha has no bearing on anything whatsoever except for merchant prices. However, I would think that low Cha would make fear MORE effective - but it does not. I.E. OMG She's ugly - RUN AWAY!!!
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 03 2001 at 9:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What level is Lord Picklaw?
what level is lord?
# Jun 03 2001 at 1:40 AM Rating: Default
what level is lord picklaw? saw him but he considered red to everyone in my group
# Jun 02 2001 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
saw the lord killed twice today. Once he dropped a Blackened allow long sword and a blackened alloy coif. The second time, he dropped the sword, a blackened alloy medalian, and Blackened alloy gaunts of some sort (did not catch exact name). All in all, the stats were basically blackened iron on crack... Most of it was pritty sweet loot, considering the level of the zone. Unfortunately, i did not win the roll on any of this stuff =(... I assume that the lord drops random peices of BA. From chatting with other people, i have found extremly conflicting reports on what was common and what was rare. Therefore i am guessing that its just luck on what people got... Good luck to you all...
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 02 2001 at 2:00 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) good for sks it low charisma helps necros and sks for essential fear and this is tight witht the 15 charisma very good item id say would use if i could hehe polished mith mask wroks to heh
RE: yo its sks
# Jun 04 2001 at 3:13 AM Rating: Default
38 posts
Yea, except for the fact that High Charisma helps with fears, not low charisma. Yea, Yea, I know... It defies logic. But it does actually work that way. Ask an enchanter to join you for fear kiting one day Jegon, you'll notice that his fears are resisted less and last alot longer.
RE: yo its sks
# Sep 22 2001 at 6:23 PM Rating: Excellent
*buzzer* Ehh, wrong. How can you make such a generalization? Have you ever played an enchanter with -50 cha to prove your theory? I can say that stripping my chanter of all her +cha gear (leaving her with a base of 97 cha) I see absolutely no difference in how well fear sticks or the duration which it holds than when she is wearing her full gear (193 cha.) The differences you speak of only deal with the class of the person casting. Group with a necro to see my point (notorious for low charisma but known inherently as the masters of fear.)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 04 2001 at 4:59 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) HEHE good looks with a EVIL grin...HEHEHEHEHEHE.......
Common drop?
# May 31 2001 at 10:44 PM Rating: Good
The rare mobs in this zone use all other mob types as their placeholder. Essentially the lord can spawn ANYWHERE in the lower levels where the King used to be.

I dont think the BA Armplates are his common drop though. I realy dont think he has a a common drop. We killed him 3 times last night and got 6 different pieces of BA (gaunts, boots, bracer, medalion x2, & girdle. No mask though.

I must say though this is a nice mask. Any MR is usefull.
RE: Common drop?
# Jun 01 2001 at 9:57 AM Rating: Good
Don't forget the dex+7, which is essential for proc'ing weapons.
RE: Common drop?
# Jun 01 2001 at 11:27 AM Rating: Default
Yes, but -15 Cha doesn't work well for me as a Bard. So the rest of you can have it ;)
goblin king
# May 31 2001 at 4:16 PM Rating: Good
according to the "newspaper" available in north freeport, the goblins put the king to death because he was a pawn of the evil eyes.
# May 31 2001 at 10:52 AM Rating: Default
does this drop of the goblin king like the normal grotesque mask?
# May 31 2001 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
Drops off Lord Pickclaw - the Lord now drops upgraded version of all the things the old King used to - Medallion, Mask, BABS, and his common drop is a pair of BA armplates.
He spawns randomly on the 4th level - I've seen him in the rooms in the SW corner as well as in the circular "wood room".

In 3 kills, he dropped 3 sets of armplates
First kill he dropped medallion and sword
Second dropped mask and fire emerald
Third dropped just the coif.

# May 31 2001 at 2:24 PM Rating: Default
It drops off of Lord Picklaw. King no longer exsists that I saw in the 5hrs I was down there between last night and this morning. I only got one from the 4 times I killed him.
# Jul 10 2001 at 8:43 PM Rating: Excellent
57 posts
Lord Pickclaw ousted the former Goblin King to seize what is now known as the Liberated Citadel of RunnyEye.

Liberated prolly because the Pickclaws 'freed' the RunnyEye gobbos from the tyranny of the Evil eyes and King Xxorb. The Goblin King was executed due to being the puppet king for the Evil Eyes.

Heh,... little do they know that we Elves, Humans, Barbarians and other races love that Pickclaws are really good at smithing. Must be a racial ability (like Iksars start off with 100 simming skill) That and their cutural armour (Blackened alloy) is waaay better than ours. Now if only they teamed up with the Fire gobbos so that they can refine their smelting process... maybe even make Blackened Titanium Alloy Plate Armour. OOooooo 25Ac for a breastplate and weighs 1.0 stones wearable by All/All. You betcha that the entire Ashen Order and kin will make RunnyEye their new armoury.
# Jul 19 2001 at 4:23 PM Rating: Default
I like your creative thinkin bro.. interesting idea for the future to look out for.. would fit into the scheme of things.. but i wonder if monks/druids would be able to wear them.. ;)
The Zolz of many faces.. Shadowhawk
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