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Onyxbrand  
 

Lore Item No Trade Quest Item Placeable
Slot: PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 10 Dmg Bonus: 33 AC: 8
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STA: +10 AGI: +3
SV FIRE: +5
WT: 5.1 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WAR PAL RNG SHD BRD ROG
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Lore:Etching reads: Remember, Garzicor
Item Type:1H Slashing
Stackable:No
Lucy Entry By:Gya
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
Source:Live
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 02:22:09
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious


Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 50

[Drops | Quests | Comments ]

Drops

This item is found on creatures.

Crystal Caverns
NPC Name
Ghost of Burdael


Quests

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

Skyshrine
Quest Name
The Spirit of Garzicor


Zone(s) Found In:


Zone Name
Crystal Caverns
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Axe
# Aug 12 2002 at 2:26 AM Rating: Decent
got this while getting exp in CC at about lvl 32. someone spawned the ghost by turning in the book then averyone in the zone banned together to kill the guy. i seemed to be the only one to want it or could use it, but would have won the roll anyways. it is an axe, graphic is same as mino axe nothing special but it does the job. Only used it for couple months though soon after got a Sword of Skyfire and a Centi Longsword. btw i'm on Druzzil Ro server
Repop on Historian??
# Oct 30 2001 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know the respawn time of the Historain in CC? MYself and some others were doing this quest for 4 of us and spent 2 hours waiting for Historian to repop after doing the quest the first time and he never came back ...
easy as cake
# Sep 20 2001 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
ok here is the download, say black to loremaster sarl in rememberance park. he despawns and another one pops in the library. give this one 50pp and he gives you a no drop book. take this book to CC and turn it in to the historian. historian despawns after positive faction for the dwarves in the CC and some exp. ghost spawns in main stalag room back left corner. easiest way to do this is to clear the room and the area just after bone bridge.trigger the spawn by turning in the book and pull the ghost to this area. took him down today with a 60paly and a 57 monk and me a lvl 45 rogue. took a while to go down but the paly didn't need LoH. this takes the place of my old smouldering brand in offhand hehe. hope this helps. BTW on tribunal server.
You dont need faction
# Sep 13 2001 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
I did this quest yesterday with apprehensive faction. The Loremaster you turn the 50pp into is the one that doesnt respond to hails, if he asks you something about how can he help you, say "black" and he will say i know what you are looking for and despawn. The Loremaster Sarl that spawns then will not respond to tells and was in the temple of brell when he spawned for me, next to a bookcase. As soon as I handed him the money he started walking. The sk is a push over, his mr is not that great, i did him with a 55 pally, 55 druid, 60 cleric, 52 necro and 40 mage but it was serious overkill. The cleric didnt break 70% and snare and dots from the druid landed on it. Nice weapon, especially knowing it only cost you 50pp.
server
# Aug 17 2001 at 4:43 PM Rating: Default
I forgot to say im one the saryn server

Runen Amuk
40th lvl warrior
Guardians of Light
you need faction
# Aug 17 2001 at 1:12 AM Rating: Excellent
I just did the little quest and you do need faction with the coldian or they will take yer $ what i did was had a friend get the book by giving him the money while the rest of the group was waiting for us to return the quest only took about a hour so its not to time consuming the longest part was clearing room and hallway he on the other hand hits for a nasty 700+ HT and we only seen him hitting for about 40-60 hps but it is nice to have a cleric or two with complete heal which they get at lvl 39 but all in all you need very good faction with the coldian to get the book and everything after that goes quickly if you plan to do it look on the map in alakhazams and make directions first before you start out walking through Thurgadin not knowing where to go and what to look for


Good Luck and Happy Hunting

Runen Amuk
40th lvl Warrior
Guardians of Light

P.S. if you need any help im usually running around crystal caverns or send me a tell ill be happy more than happy to assist in any way
Got 1 for Free
# Jul 24 2001 at 5:22 AM Rating: Default
When i was Lvl33 or so i was hunting in CC to gain some loot and xp. then when i was sitting near the ent. i saw this moving corpse its really moving when i fianly cought up to the corpse i saw it was the goast of burdael's corpse. when i looted it its was Onyxbrand pretty cool wepon. i didn't know it was so hard to get gald i keep it and i'm surpirsed at all the people that got it and only 1 said it was an axe and every1 else calling it a sword trust me its an axe doesn't look to special next to a wurmslayer but it does the job.


Tichan Dadestroyer
36 Halfling Warrior of Karana
ok, here's the info on how to get it
# Jun 25 2001 at 11:48 AM Rating: Excellent
Go to Thurgadin and find Loremaster Sarl, the one in the remembrance park. Tell this Loremaster Sarl "Black" - (in referance to the color of a dragon). He will de-spawn, and a new Loremaster Sarl will spawn in the library of thurgadin. Give the newly spawned Loremaster 50pp and he will give you a book. It is written in dwarven, if you can read it, it talks about Burdael and a dragon he witnessed slain by the Kromriff. Take this book to Froststone (the dorf city in CC) and give it to the Historian to spawn the ghost of Burdael. The Ghost will spawn at the very end of the terror cave. He is a lvl 50-51 (sometimes summons, sometimes he doesn't) SK. He wields the onyxbrand and it is his only drop.

When we did it the first time it was with a 54 SK and 54 cleric and lost. The 2nd time it was with 54SK, 54 cleric, 56 monk (me), and 55 druid and won very easily. We cleared from froststone to the very end of the terror cave as quickly as we could and i ran back to Froststone and turned in the book, ran back to the end of terror cave and killed him before repop.

The quest is more involved than I posted here, and the Onyxbrand is a turn-in item to continue the bigger quest. If you want to hear the whole story and do the bigger quest, which is geared more for the 55+ range, talk to Oglard in Skyshrine. He is a wurm in the room just before the Ice halls (which is just before Yelinaks area). You must have higher than *base* ally, when i first talked to Oglard I had just hit ally and he wouldn't speak to me, after some more faction work he would.

And one last thing... If you go talk to Oglard, he will ask you a question "Have you done battle with dragons?" If you say, 'yes, I have done battle with dragons.' you will continue the quest. If you say 'no, I have not done battle with dragons.' you will LOSE CoV faction.
RE: ok, here's the info on how to get it
# Jul 20 2001 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
Oh please don't tell me that =( I just got the group nessicary to take this guy down together and today (friday the 20th) was the date... maybe you gave the book to the wrong guy? I was really looking forward to getting this sword =(
RE: ok, here's the info on how to get it
# Jul 27 2001 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
It does still drop and you can still do the quest. A few guildmates and I did it the other night. You turn the book into the historian and run down to spike room at the end of the terror cave. The Historian does despawn after you turn the book in...and the ghost spawns...he was indifferent to all of us.

From what I understand...the Historian repops an hour after you turn the book in if you need to do the quest again.
RE: ok, here's the info on how to get it
# Jul 20 2001 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
I did it yesterday, with a pal 52, rogue 52, cleric 49, bard 46 and wiz 41.
the quest seems to have been nerfed, because when i gave the book to the historian, he depoped.
30 minutes later, still no historian...
see no mob?
# Jun 17 2001 at 12:21 AM Rating: Default
you never seen it because he is a triggered mob , and is always killed by the people who trigger him
faction?
# Jun 16 2001 at 6:58 AM Rating: Default
my question is after turning in the book do you gain faction with these buggers and what factions do you get for killing the ghost?
What I Know
# Jun 16 2001 at 2:10 AM Rating: Good
My guild so far has killed Ghost of Burdael (sp?) twice. I currently have one as does a good friend of mine.

You recieve a book in Thurgadain from after paying him 50pp. Then turn this in to the loremaster in Froststone in CC. This will Spawn the Ghost of Burdael in the rear left corner of the Stalag Cavern at the end of the Stalag Cave. He is a level 50ish Dwarf Ghost Shadowknight, and his HT hits for 701. He is very Magic Resistant, and has a ton of hitpoints.

The first time we had a 50 sk, 44 bard, 45 ranger, 44 sk, 44 cleric, 48 paladin, and a 37 shaman. We all died, but the ranger ran from Thurgadain and was able to loot her weapons and finish him off.

The second time we over did it with two groups, consisting of 2 52 paladin, a 48 paladin, a 51 monk, a 44 cleric, 44 bard, 45 ranger, 54 Druid, 44 shaman, and 37 shaman. He went down easily with no deaths.

Some tips: clear the stalag tunnel, and try to spawn the ghost right after finishing off a room pop. the first time we waited, and ended up dying due to a ton of stalags agroing. Also, let the person turning the book in wait in Froststone while the rest of the raid clears the tunnel and buffs up. Pull the Ghost out of the cavern into the tunnel. Try to have a pet class (we used a shaman's dog the second time) to take the HT. it helps greatly.

I love this axe, especially the sta on it, as it finally puts this weak bard above 75 sta :)

Good luck to all

Aeadiin Swordsong
44 Bard of the Tribunal
Officer of Semper Vigilanis
RE: What I Know
# Jun 18 2001 at 5:05 AM Rating: Default
Do you need to have exceptional faction with the Coldain in order to gain the book? I gave 50pp as apprehensive and as indiff (sneaking) but no luck just took my cash. At least he said thanks hehe.
Is there another version of Loremaster Sarl or is there something else i'm missing?
RE: What I Know
# Jun 19 2001 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
I got this tonight, with my rogue, and I think I'm really going to love it. The damage/delay is nice enough to be useful, and the AC and STA are (as the bard above states) very very handy to us non-warrior types.

With respect to the faction, I got the book at amiable. IMPORTANT: Yes, there are indeed two versions of Loremaster Sarl running around! One of them, the one who stays more or less in Remembrance Park in Thurgadin, WILL NOT give you the book. You want the one that wanders around all over the place. You do not need to do anything special to spawn this version, from what I saw; in fact, the second, wandering Loremaster Sarl walked right by the stationary Loremaster Sarl in the park, so they can both be up at any given time. Also, although previous posters have made it clear enough, there is a LoreKEEPER Sarl in the caster's guild; you don't want him.

The ghost himself was an easy fight, as previous posters have said. He does have a lot of hit points and I don't recall a negative faction hit (or, for that matter, a positive one) when he was killed; he was, also, blue to me at 50. Turning in the book to the Historian does give you +Citizens of Froststone, by the way.

Good luck!
What do you say?
# Jun 14 2001 at 4:09 PM Rating: Default
What exactly is needed to be said to Loremaster Sarl in order to gain the book? Gimme the damn book doesnt seem to work :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 12 2001 at 5:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) People have no idea about HT, they say "but be careful, it HT's for a little over 700" and thats total bs. Anybody who has played a SK or fought a SK npc of known lvl knows SK will HT for 10 times lvl plus one, so a lvl 40 SK or SK npc will HT for 401. Please try to get your info together, and don't "guess" to make it sound like you are more badass than you really are.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 14 2001 at 2:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Sheesh, I love it when folks let their mouths (or in this case, type) long before the brain catches up and they look like fools before they know it.
NPCs differ
# Aug 23 2001 at 3:58 PM Rating: Good
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138 posts
hmm, I don't know the math used to figure out how hard an npc or player with harm touch, but I do know for a fact that the ire ghasts in plane of hate harm touch in the 600-700 area, and they're 49-51, and the 2nd floor knights can do for as high as 850's, and they range from about 54-57 in their levels...

RE: Harm Touch
# Jun 13 2001 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
Actually you should be little less harsh since at 40 the formula for HT actually changes, but it still does 10 * 40 + 1 = 401 damage. But the formula changes to (20*(level-40))+401 meaning at 41 instead of 411 damage it'll do 421.

THEN there's Unholy Aura...
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 16 2001 at 2:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) something to think about - do all NPCs conform perfectly to the rules that affect players?
The Ghost
# Jun 12 2001 at 12:46 AM Rating: Default
You do not have to go to skyshrine to get this weapon. You can get the book used to spawn the ghost by talking to lorekeeper sarl. As for the ghost, well the short description is he HT's for a little over 700, he hits around 100, and has a whole heck of a lot of hp's and is extremely MR. Not completely though, he resisted 6 attempts at snare however flame lick stuck all were cast by a 45 ranger. But the challange is worth the reward and it is a very nice weapon.
RE: The Ghost
# Jun 14 2001 at 12:29 AM Rating: Default
What exactly is needed to be said to Loremaster Sarl in order to gain the book? Gimme the damn book doesnt seem to work :)
Anon
# Jun 05 2001 at 12:46 AM Rating: Default
The quest stats in SS - don't even think about it unless you con Ally with dragons and you know how to get to the upper floors. The Ghost is a triggered spawn and you have to go to Thurg to get an book to hand in.

Go find Olgard in SS and then talk to Loremaster Sarl in Thurg. 'Nuff said.
Not correct, at least not completely
# Jun 19 2001 at 9:07 PM Rating: Default
This is wrong, well, sort of. You do not need ally faction to get Onyxbrand; in fact, you don't need to go to Skyshrine at all. To do the overarching quest, you DO, however, need Ally faction. This seems to be an interim reward...
anyone?
# Jun 04 2001 at 6:33 PM Rating: Default
please someone tell me how to spawn the ghost of burdael, where he spawns, what lvl he is, and what type of mob he is.
awesome
# Jun 04 2001 at 12:16 AM Rating: Default
nice sword with good dmg/dly ratio. better than my yak offhand. toobad my comps too crappy for velious =(
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 03 2001 at 6:22 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Dude, do you ever actually PLAY or do you spend all of yer time blabbing on the boards? man, if so, GET A LIFE! I just started my friggin' ranger a day ago and already 6 lvls below you. One_Angry_Elf_Ranger
Really now?
# Jun 02 2001 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
Unless this is a quest reward in the Dorf town, I just do not see any critter that could possibly drop this in CC. Ah, perhaps it *is* dropped during the Dragon Name quest. That would make sense if the Dwarf Ghost were dropping something of this caliber. Because, quite frankly, this is one of the finest Roguish off-hand weapons I can think of.
RE: Really now?
# Jun 02 2001 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
haha everyone disregard this post!! ;)
yes it drops off the ghost of burdael
RE: Really now?
# Jun 03 2001 at 7:14 PM Rating: Default
Do I have to be indiff to initiate that quest? Stupid Dragon faction takes SO long
RE: Really now?
# Jun 03 2001 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
The what? I see no entry about a Dragon Name quest or anything like that, and it sounds like you have to MAKE this guy spawn through the quest. Tell me where, and how to get this guy to spawn?
I spent hours yesterady in CC looking for this and now i find out I have to leave to start some quest? BAH Sotae! lol, JK
But seriously, what do i have to do to get this Sword? quest/mob/mob's level/what rarity is drop, etc.

BTW it sounds from the original post like this is a ROGUE quest, I am a rogue so it would all work out :)
RE: Really now?
# Jun 05 2001 at 9:19 AM Rating: Default
Well, the original poster (me) is a Rogue so I seem to be a little biased. No, the quest itself is not for Rogues alone. It is covered rather well in the Safehouse though and this item is certainly a nice off hand choice for Rogues as well.

The quest begins in Skyshrine and seems to be geared for the 55+ crowd. Still, the portions to date are basically doable by anyone with good dragon faction. The Ghost was a 50 something critter (I heard SK but that's unconfirmed).
RE: Really now?
# Jun 06 2001 at 5:21 AM Rating: Default
Could you give me the link please :) Post it here, hehe that would be cool :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 02 2001 at 12:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I've been hunting there for 10 levels and unless they are dropped off of geonids (which I will be killing today) then this weapon is as rare as the slippers the queen drops. Since the patch I have camped every single room (queen, terrors, most of the places you can sit and pull orcs, broken bridge, etc..) and no one has even shouted about one dropping. Oh well. Just hope it isn't fake just to look "uber" since CC isn't that "uber" of a dungeon :/
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 02 2001 at 12:09 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Which creature drops this fine weapon?
#Autolycos, Posted: Jun 02 2001 at 7:14 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) whoah!
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 02 2001 at 10:25 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) read it!
#Autolycos, Posted: Jun 02 2001 at 3:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) umm, i meant off of what IN Crystal Caverns slick :p
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 05 2001 at 11:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You might want to say that. "Who" is not the same as "Where"
#Autolycos, Posted: Jun 09 2001 at 7:01 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you can't call ME slick, you know my name is Autolycos. YOu know that because I am not afraid to hide my name so others don't know its my opinion when I post, unlike SOME people. So as far as I know, you real name is slick. And that's what ill call. Slick.
helluva good
# Jun 02 2001 at 2:58 AM Rating: Default
wow, this is helluva good weapon.....
hmm, just noticed its no drop :P
Cool
# Jun 02 2001 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
I love it when verant slips us a little gift like this in a patch )
RE: Cool
# Jun 02 2001 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
Ditto...I might have to get one of these to use when not killing undead w/my Ghoulbane...very very nice...I have a Tower Guard's blade for my 2hs and it's nice with that extra AC.
!
# Jun 01 2001 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
amazing item just what i need for my offhand to give me that 163 sta and that sweet ac
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