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Brain of the Beaked Bear  

AC: 4
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Skill Mod: Meditate +4% (19 Max)
WIS: +4 HP: +4 MANA: +4
WT: 5.0 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Misc
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-22 03:11:46
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 40

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Hollowshade War


This item is found on creatures.

Hollowshade Moor
NPC Name
Prince Skriatat

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Hollowshade Moor

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# Oct 31 2002 at 12:56 AM Rating: Default
was just farming owlbears on my druid today saw this thing on track went over owned him and droped the brain asumed it was for a stupid vah shire quest for a while till i gated to gd desided to look and was a little suprised lol well this is my new range slot to rep my deity idol
The Prince spawn info
# Apr 15 2002 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
190 posts
Not sure if this info will help anyone or just add to the confusion of just how often Prince Skeritat pops so I'll post my experience with this named owlbear.

I killed him on my first run through HSM when i was on my wayz to check out the Tenebrous Mountains at level 44 to scout the Coterie camps to see what was involved in getting a pair of the Coterie General Boots. He was a named mob, I was one of 3 people in the zone, it was late, and I still felt bad dropping him. He dropped the Circlet of Owlbear Feathers(something like that) and didn't look like a bad piece for low-mid level peeps so I did a shout of where it was and took off. He did not drop the brain so no, it doesn't drop everytime. I promise.

The next thing that drew me to the Moor was Ghowrig, the named sonic wolf, and the shoulder piece he dropped. Someone else already had him camped so i pulled up tracking and saw the Prince again. This time it was just me and that one other guy in the zone so I killed him out of sheer boredom and again, he didn't drop the brain. At that point, i had heard of the brain he dropped but didn't know the stats on it or anything so I was curious...but he didn't drop it. All he dropped the second time was a damaged owlbear pelt and some owlbear drop junk, i think.
My most recent and most involved experience with the Prince was when i went after my Rallic Pack last weekend. In hunting for the Perfect Owlbear Pelt, I saw him wander by the owlbear I was killing and chased him right after. This time he did drop the brain...i plan on using it quite a lot when i'm not using my bow. Why wouldn't i? But the odd thing is this and this also throws all the ideas i had in my head about what makes him spawn, his spawn rate if not triggered, etc etc: No exaggeration, it wasn't even one minute later that I got jumped by him from behind as I was looking at my new range slot item. I killed him again and he dropped the brain again. I had an old Pally friend in-zone by some odd twist of fate and he came to get it.

In short, in my time spent in HSM to get my Rallic Pack and other things, it doesn't seem to matter what phase the war is in or if it's on at all. He seems to be random to me but I don't claim to be the master of figuring out pop rates, PHs, or spawn triggers...i post this only as a reference for others to follow or keep in mind as they look for this guy.

BTW, he popped northeast a little wayz away from the outpost everytime i saw him and he hasn't been stationary once....
RE: The Prince spawn info
# May 16 2002 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
I would say he pop'ed in his own spot instead of a place holder.
# Apr 03 2002 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
isnt this the guy that now spawns as a result of the owlbears winning the hollow shade war rather then being a regular, or random spawn by the caves? i just did the war last night in favor of the grimlings and got a nodrop dagger of a prince something or other that spawned when all the camps were controlled by the grimlings. the wolves and bears have the same cenario, if they defeat all the other camps their prince will spawn in the shar vahl out post right out side the city
RE: prince
# Jan 28 2003 at 12:02 AM Rating: Default
45 posts
No, he's a random, normal spawn near the owlbear caves. As long as the owlbears have control of their own cave, he will spawn, regardless of the status of the the grimlings or the sonic wolves.
And he also drops..
# Mar 15 2002 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
65 posts
My GF and I, a level 35 Druid and Her a Warrior were camping owlbears when I first had him on track. First time we killed him (Prince Skriatat was blue to us then), he dropped the brain, very nice for me! =)
Then, the second time, he dropped Owlbear Feather Circlet, not better than the hemmet I had, so I had my GF keep an eye on the corpse as I ran my Vah Shir Shaman alt out there to loot that No Drop item, too. Woot! (as they say) Nice item for my 7th level Shammy! =)P
So no, he doesnt ALWAYS drop the brain but they are all no drop items.

Rhandim Taaske - 37th level Druid
Atashaan - 8th level Shaman
Who drops...
# Mar 04 2002 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
This badboy is dropped from a named owlbear, Prince Skriatat. He was blue to me at 40...dropped him quick. Brain drops everytime. ME LIKEY!!! The spawn isn't too rare...bout once every 1.5 hours...but PLEASE don't quote me on that. Just my 2cp...hope this helps

"He who is not here, takes the blame..."

Edited, Mon Mar 4 18:08:59 2002
RE: Who drops...
# Oct 08 2002 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
99 posts
I must have been Lucky He was LB to me at 40... dropped him pretty easily and got the brain... Now which to use... the Preserved Owlbear Eye or the Brain?
# Mar 24 2002 at 1:03 AM Rating: Default
The brain does not drop every time. I have killed him thrice and only twice did he drop ANYthing at all, the first of which was the head piece he drops. Circlet of Feathers or something.
# Dec 31 2001 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
I take it all back went to try it again and got the Prince on the next spawn....go figure
What I noticed
# Dec 28 2001 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
Well I got this today and noticed NO DIFFERENCE. I timed my med cycle and it was the same with and without the this item. I may have made a mistake or verient may have made a booboo. I may be to high level (56) or does this actully work period. So can anyone tell me if this really works for them by actully timing their med cycle or another technique?
RE: What I noticed
# Feb 11 2002 at 11:36 AM Rating: Good
At 56 you are almost certainly on the hard-cap for meditate skills (252?). My understanding of most of these modifiers is that they can push you over the soft cap (ie your cap for your level) but not over the hard cap. The lvl 40 cleric who replied earlier would have a max. med skill of 200. He says he noticed a difference, which may well be the 208 he would get with 200+4%.
RE: What I noticed
# Jan 15 2002 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
Well....many people using the skill mod items for tradeskills also have not seen much of a difference, and it's suspected that none of these type items are really working yet. :(
It did not work for me
# Dec 28 2001 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
Well, I tried it for more hours then I care to admit to. And yes, those three mobs kept randomly spawning about 10 seconds after you kill one....but the Prince never showed. Wasn`t a total waste as I kept stopping to kill the named mobs whenever they popped. But the countryside was littered with Grappler,Cub and Razorbeak corpses...but not the Prince
PH for the Prince
# Dec 26 2001 at 4:17 PM Rating: Good
98 posts
One of my guildmates, Finnlander, posted the following information on our guild boards regarding the PHer for the Prince for this item:


Finally got this item last night after a couple days of roaming Hollowshade Moor. It wasn't till I just sat there analyzing my tracking list in an empty zone did I realise this Prince Skariatat was on a spawn table similar to the froglok foragers/hunters cycle in Trak's Teeth! It was by accident really. I killed an owlbear cub out of boredom and another respawned almost immediately.

There are 2 placeholders for the Prince east of the entrance to Shar Val. They can be cubs, razorbeaks, or grapplers, but all ph's are owlbears. I believe either one can spawn the Prince. A tracker is recommended because there are many different spawn points. He's pretty rare. I must have gotten lucky on the first one only having to kill 4 ph's first. The second Prince, didn't spawn til after I killed 30 or so placeholders. My guess is a 5% chance.

- Finnlander, Savage Arms, Seventh Hammer


Hope this helps!

#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 19 2001 at 1:51 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i no longer play a cleric, but am looking to obtain this item for my paladin
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 22 2001 at 1:59 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ok Jyar, you say that all the other Clerics are whiners and your the only one that can hold your own in mellee.... well so could MY cleric at 18, when you grow up a bit and get to well...maybe 53then come back and say that, No cleric that high can heal and mellee...the heals alone are a super agro, so before you start the name calling. KNOW what you are talking about..
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 27 2001 at 1:26 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ehh friend, just for saying aggro is the reason a high level cleric shouldn't melee you deserve some nice flames. ;)
Great cleric Item
# Dec 09 2001 at 5:58 AM Rating: Good
Ok, this is a great cleric item (or any wisdom based caster really). I have a 40 cleric, and I noticed that when I had it in my range slot, mana went much faster than if I didn't have it in my ranged slot. Not sure about stacking with clarity, don't even know how to figure that out to be honest.

The named Prince owlbear is near the owl caves in Hollowshade. he was dark blue to me (lvl 40), so that should help with the level a bit.
RE: Great cleric Item
# Dec 17 2001 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
"I have a 40 cleric, and I noticed that when I had it in my range slot, mana went much faster than if I didn't have it in my ranged slot."

+4% meditate is something that you could only notice if you were timing your med times with and without the brain equipped. At level 40 (8 extra med points with brain equipped), it's at most 2 extra mana per tick, and possibly only 1.

That's basically like having a level 40 necro casting Dark Pact (the level necro 8 HP-to-Mana spell). Yes, the mana regen would be faster, but it's something that you could only truly notice if you were clocking your med times.

So to say that you noticed that you regained mana "much faster" with the brain equipped probably means that you were experiencing a placebo-like effect.

Still, it is a VERY nice item. The wisdom on it is very nice for a range slot item, and every little bit of extra mana regen helps.
RE: Great cleric Item
# Dec 09 2003 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
"Only 1". I love it. Bite your tongue. People work for DAYS and pay upwards of 5k to get "only 1" more per tick.
Skill mod...
# Dec 09 2001 at 3:35 AM Rating: Decent
I acquired one of these neato things a few days ago on a trip through Hollowshade on my way to Katta. Saw Prince Skriatat on track and took him out with Miriamele's help (thanks ;p). He was somewhere around the middle of the zone, maybe north a little bit. Dropped the brain thang. Great lil' range item, replaced my Seal of Thoradain. ;)

Theoretically, it should be pretty similar to an FT item. At level 57, with 252 meditate skill (maxed), I get 20 mana per tick of mana regenerating while I sit. With this item equipped, I seem to be getting the same mana regen per tick - 20. I'm not really sure what's up here, or if the item is working as intended.

If you've capped said skill already then will the modifier even apply? It's nearly impossible to test, and it's probably a question better put directly to Verant. :P
Drops from
# Dec 07 2001 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
This comes from Prince Skriatat...he is a named Owlbear that spawns somewhat near the Cat City entrance. He is a rare spawn; I only saw him once in about 3 hours tonight and that was because the zone crashed and had to be repop'd. Good luck. When I did kill him, he had the circlet, not the brain (just my luck, as I can't use the circlet).

Droped here.
# Dec 06 2001 at 6:33 AM Rating: Decent
Hey guys this dropped in Hollowshade Moor (next to kitty city) off a named Owlbear. Prince somthing. At 47 he was green and took a fury of air, root, and a stab from a 51 pally. Very easy kill and this dropped first time. I notice a difference when I med btw. So worth tryin to get. If you head away from the city, pretty much a straight line you will see some owlbears and a bit beyond there he spawned was on track from near the fort next to Shar Vahl
Good luck guys
A little obvious
# Dec 06 2001 at 4:01 AM Rating: Default
Brain of the Beaked bear, If youve done any reading about luclin say on eqatlas and looked around, you would know Luclin has OWLBEARS, Look for one, and i think youll find your beaked bear to get this item.
RE: A little obvious
# Dec 07 2001 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
Careful hunting owlbears, the defenders actually summon, and may be more numerous than they appear. was almost killed by these as lvl 46 pally, because the stack of 3 kept summoning me back into their midst, as my hp went down, other greens joined in. Should've known something was wrong when i tried to pull and it just looked at me but didn't come a'runnin :)

Edited, Fri Dec 7 17:27:54 2001
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 06 2001 at 12:57 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ok folks, cut the crap... Where does it drop?
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 06 2001 at 12:48 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) first off i want to say sol rules awsome items we got coming in !!!!! for all doese adventurers out there that are taking the first step into sol and figuring out new stuff good luck im in htere with ya but enough bla bla bla were does this drop ? looks very nice something that i been looking foward to let me know
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 05 2001 at 11:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this item will stack with clarity and my 7th shawl =:), only thing might now stack with other mod +med luzas who are posing but not saying where you found it cause you wanna mega farm it for cash STOP post the damn place/mob....
RE: this is nice...
# Dec 22 2001 at 2:09 AM Rating: Decent
makes me think that some people need to read the ENTIRE post before opening their mouths...LORE NO DROP now doesnt that make you feel a bit silly .use the brain before the mouth....
RE: this is nice...
# Dec 05 2001 at 11:45 PM Rating: Good
People can't farm it for cash, its LORE NO DROP :)

Edited, Wed Dec 5 23:45:33 2001
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 05 2001 at 10:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) dang I gotta get one o these
Chanters ?
# Dec 05 2001 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
I wonder if it stacks with chanters' clarity or clarity II
# Dec 05 2001 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
What creatures drop these, and in what zone?
# Dec 05 2001 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
Well of course its for Wis casters only... Owls are Wise, not intellegent. Hehe, go get the brain of a Big headed Grey or something and see if its for Int casters =P
# Dec 05 2001 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
I think these are just the beginning of very nice items with very nice modifiers... but what happens when your skill is maxxed out and this gives +4%, will it go over the cap?
No int casters?
# Dec 05 2001 at 9:24 PM Rating: Default
16 posts
hmmm I wonder why int casters can't use. There's probably another item for int casters I guess. Anyway, where did this come from? (don't say the moon) and is it quest or mob dropped?
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