a hermit  


Uploaded April 28th, 2023 by Drewinette

  • This mob spawns at -5485,-2614.
  • This unfriendly hermit lives by himself in an enclosed property in the southern plains.
  • Findable (via Ctrl-F): No

You say, 'Hail, a hermit'

A hermit says, 'Huh!? Leave now before my pets devour you!'

Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2023-04-28 10:48:41.

Level: 20
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2023-04-28 10:46:44
Items Given:
icon Cracked Flute

Known Habitats:
  South Karana

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# Jul 16 2020 at 8:47 AM Rating: Good
266 posts
Killing him or his wolf pets does currently not activate any faction hits.
His respawn time is 8 minutes.

Giving the "Barbarian Head [Talym's Head]" to the hermit does reward the Cracked Flute.

The flute does drop rarely while he does drop the "Wind of Karana Sheet 1" nearly every time. Not sure if it is by chance but he never dropped the flute until I gave him Talym Shoontars head (Barbarian Head [Talym's Head]) and he only dropped any quest items when I aggroed him by saying "kill you". He then could even drop both quest parts (flute + sheet) at once.
Iven's EverQuest Archive
Flute quest
# Nov 20 2013 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
70 posts
A bard in North Karana asks if you will get her flute from the Hermit in South Karana.
He will tell you to leave. --- but if you ask about a flute he will ask for a favor
Ask what favor and he will ask you to bring him the head of Shoontar the poacher.
I don't know what the reward is besides the flute, and I don't know what the reward is for returning the flute.
Flute quest
# Nov 20 2013 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
70 posts
You get the Cracked Flute and
    Unkempt Druids plus Qeynos Guards minus Jaggedpine Treefolk minus QRG Protect Animals plus
# Mar 23 2011 at 9:55 PM Rating: Default
a wolf cub looks upon you warmly - ,,, ,
a hermit looks uppon you warmly - looks quite risky, but might be worth a try.
# Jul 30 2009 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
Looks like our Hermit friend now has companions... 2 Wolf cubs that have quite a bit of hit points.... and a knockback

Edited, Jul 30th 2009 11:29am by sanna
Charmed pet to fight this guy
# Jul 28 2006 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
What kind of Charmed pet would be useful to fight against this guy? I attempted my own pet at level 22 and have had mixed results, mostly ending in my own death.

Any input from other Enchanters would be appreciated.
Hermit buds arrive
# Oct 14 2004 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
Fre weeks ago was camping QM for a mage, and all of a sudden theres a shout "The hermit shall be hurt no more" or around like that, and 3 druids popped up. Now I guess either something I've never seen or GM event, because earlier, 3 GMs were in the zone, and when I moved out of spell range druids ducked to interrupt casting. All were lb to 45ish, and when I shouted "I will protect the hermit" they didn't attack...and I and some buds killed him, one dropped Charred Guardian Shield, Blackened Ebony mace (or something along those lines) and something else I can't remember. After that nothing special...apparently the shout about the hermit was heard in PoK too
Darn pups
# Oct 23 2003 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
Why oh why did the hermit have to go and get a couple of dogs? I thought he was a hermit. As in alone.

/sigh. I am not amused. :(
RE: Darn pups
# Sep 02 2004 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
I decided to try the hermit with my level 24 sk, saw the two wolves and decided 'They're only blue, what harm can they do?' They hit hard for their con, 42 consitantly, was glad I had SoW and ran like hell, they stayed with me till I got to North Karana zone line, so, fun run speed. Logging on my druid to have some revenge. Also, he was out of his house when I found him.
RE: Darn pups
# Apr 16 2004 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
Yes stupid dogs.

I never camped hermit when I was young. I always heard of necros and the like doing it.

I suppose it was easier then.

Now these dogs bit HARD. They hit for 42 on my 25 necro. They can not be feared. You can mez them and snare them though.

They run fast too but slightly slower than SoW.

You can not harmony / pacify the wolves or the hermit either.

It took two pets just to kill the hermit.

The second time around I prox aggroed him. He warped out, my pet started in on him, then the wolves came after me. While I ran them around with SoW, my pet killed him.

Then I had pet get both, mezd one, realized my health had been chomped down to 25%, ran the other around, pet died, mez one again, finished off other with LTs and finally snare, then FD the other off.

It was not worth it. Team up with someone.

Edited, Fri Apr 16 14:09:49 2004
Killed us, 21MAG, 21BARD and 25 WAR
# Sep 05 2003 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
Hum I do not know him to be easy anymore.
I asked my friends to help me to kill him cause
last time I came to him there was some annoyin Red gnoll. We killed him well but his pups got us, and as he spawn quick it was a hell to run corpse.

Still I confirm he must be 20, as he con blue to me at 21...
RE: Killed us, 21MAG, 21BARD and 25 WAR
# Sep 14 2003 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
Correction: I killed him by myself, with CoD, DDD and Hymn, without any problem. Here the way:
- First make several try to his house, till there is no big bad redie gnoll. Their pathing end here, I don't know if it is volontarily or not.
- Second I couldn't reduce the agro of the Hermitt neither of its wolfs, my song stopped strangely all the time. So I tried to Mesmerize a wolf, which pulled the Hemit.
- Third I didn't beat anybody, just ran far from the house. Only the hermit followed, guess because I didn't beat(?) anybody.
- Then out of all it was easy to beat the Hermit.

The quest associated, the winds of Karana, is crappy (a flute weigthinh 10 stones ?!) but I was frustrated not being able to kill this vile hermit. Now I will head to Lake of Ill Omen, which is supposed to be much better XP at this level.
hermit update
# Aug 31 2003 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
I used to camp hermit with my druid 21 4 months ago, so i brough my 20 Wizzy and a friend ranger 22 to camp him - got a nasty surprise!!! He has 2 hounds now and they together killed us in 3-4 mins, couldn't even root any of them. Obviously big changes were made. He is not lvl 20 anymore.
Visiting The Hermitage
# Jul 06 2003 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
You might ask, "Why would you come to The Hermitage when you can whip through the levels in Paludal Caverns?" The answer is - to build combat skills. In Paludal sometimes you level so fast that you barely have time to keep up with the skills, but the Hermit is ideal for making up any slacking skills.

I must admit that the Hermit is probably my favorite target in the early to middle 20s. He's still dark blue at 26 so you can spend a long time here. Here's what I can tell you about the Hermit:

- Is a ranger and casts grasping roots, burst of fire, flame lick, and skin like wood (root being the most dangerous)
- To target him type /target a hermit and then cast or shoot him through the door
- Location is approximately -5400 -2600 in South Karana
- Drops various coin amounts from silver coins to a couple platinum
- Drops fine steel when he wields a weapon
- Spawn time is 3 1/2 minutes!

Visit The Hermitage to improve your combat skills.
Hermit XP Slave
# May 29 2003 at 6:38 AM Rating: Decent
I killed this guy from 20 to 25 no problem with a druid. Snare, Root, Dot, Med, Rince, Repeat.

Just say "Kill You" right next to the chimney and he comes out. His buffs are a joke.
Sentry Alechin
# Aug 09 2002 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
Saw the posts below and thought I would try this camp with my Troll SK.

Stayed tight up to the house and heard the gnolls wander off. The Sentry Alechin says 'What nonesense is this ... etc' and proceeds to beat the smeg out of me.

Luckily I got to the the hill outside so my shadow step could get me enough room to run for LR zone.

Watch out for the Sentry, even if you are inside the wall!

Edited, Fri Aug 9 11:04:25 2002
# Jul 03 2003 at 11:04 AM Rating: Good
654 posts
Welcome to the life of a warrior. =)
Antonius Bayle
Get him out
# Jul 08 2002 at 2:13 AM Rating: Good
A good way to get him out of his house : target him with /target a_hermit and then use the spell "cancel magic" on him... it will get his skin like wood out, and he will go out to fight immediatly.
RE: Get him out
# Jan 10 2003 at 9:13 PM Rating: Good
Target him and type "I will kill you"

This will get him out
Solo at 20
# May 17 2002 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
I've solo'd the hemit from lvl 19 with my Mage and 20 with my Wiz, good point about the wandering Gnolls. I found the safest spot to sit and med was on top of the house, jump on the barrels next to the house, then onto the house seems to keep you outa trouble. I would'nt bother camping him past 21 max 22 there are better solo exp camps out there, It's just up to you to find them <p>
RE: Solo at 20
# Nov 15 2002 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
142 posts
Medding on the roof is a BAD idea.

As I was medding on the roof, High Shaman Grinok (or whatever) aggro'd on me. As a 23 mage, he was yellow. He cast malise on me, then nuked me for about 140. I made Jabober attack, but he kept casting on me. Since I was rooted on the roof, I kept casting my highest shock spell, and eventually killed him.

I was down to 1 bub health and 1/2 bub mana afterwards, so the resulting downtime really sucked.

Moral of this story: If you are going to med on the roof, use your F9 views to keep an eye out for trouble.
camp him
# Mar 04 2002 at 11:46 PM Rating: Default
this is a very easy guy and rarely camped from my experience.
A few questions
# Feb 20 2002 at 11:27 AM Rating: Default
First, what level could a druid 147wis (soon to be more)solo him. second, where is he located. And does he cast if i were to root/dot him or kite him?
RE: A few questions
# Jul 15 2002 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
He's a druid so he'll caast on yeah but 14... would NOT recommend it. We get some nasty DD spells at 19 and it would be best if you think that he has them as well cause 2 nukes and a DoT after rooting and another druid would be laughing as your life slowly dwindled away while you cast much lower damage spells.... well maybe not that slowly since I solo griffawns that way.

Unless you befriend a creature and make it the target so you can cast nukes on him and got really big cajones one should not try at 14, unless you get a couple friends then give it a shot but you'll be medding long past his respawn and shield.

Edited, Mon Jul 15 19:44:08 2002
Easy exp for sure
# Jan 30 2002 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
I've tanned this guy's butt for a couple of levels now (pal from levs 23 to 25). Easy Exp for sure - don't agree about comments below saying that the loot is good, he has a fine steel sword about 1 time in 10, and the rest of the time you normally get a few gold or silver (occassionally a pp or two). But it is easy and safe levelling, if a little boring, and perhaps outside the spirit of the game. I like to beat him up during the night, and hunt the birds during the day (don't like hunting outside at night much, and his house is always lit). A couple of tips:

- The wandering gnolls are no problem at all as long as you stay away from the outside wall, and hug the house. I've heard them many times, but if they can't reach from outside the wall they wander off.

- It is useful to catch him before he casts his shield. 3 mins after he last died, wait in the corner on the left side of the chimney, tight in as you can and facing the house, and sit and stand repeatedly. That way you can see clearly inside the house, and catch him with a "/targ e_herm" and "kill you" as soon as he pops. You can then wop him throught the wall, and move back at some point to pull him out.

- If you do kill him inside the house, you can use the sit/stand method to loot his corpse.

RE: Easy exp for sure
# Mar 23 2002 at 10:49 AM Rating: Good
lev 24 wiz on povar here Zantral is the name . I came accros his hut one day and watched a nec and a cleric take him down a few times then they handed off the camp to me. his spells are pathetic and his melee is too with leatherskin and magor shielding i can solo him with no problem i was oom once and short on time since im human and hit for 19-24 with my staff of writhing i meleed him to death. all in all he is easyer than Cordellia Minster to solo she doubles for the 40's. the hermit has never hit me for more than 28 so i assume hes just a big wuss. cast in this order for quick death Root, Lightning Storm, Frost shock, and either fire bolt or depending on how many times he resisted lightning storm Lightning Bolt. he casts infrequently and he does have a dam shld but it sucks too so if ur a brave wiz u can solo him at 24 and u can take him at levels 20-23 with another person but i dont recomend soloing him below 24 only reason i could is cuz my melee is so strong 90 1hb and staff is 9 33 to bad the effect wont proc till 29 but by then i'll have the staff of the wheel and wont be meleeing any more. well thats my 2 cp or was the 1pp by the length of this post lol
loved camping this guy
# Jan 02 2002 at 7:08 AM Rating: Excellent
This guy is a easy camp with only one or two drawbacks. First there is a Gnoll that wanders in to the area randomly it seems and secondly every once in awhile so does shaman rex'ren. those are the only negatives I could see. they are both in the 25 and up rnage I think so they do pose a risk but not much if you are carefull. The hermit spawns exactly three minutes aafter his last death. when he pops he will cast a damage shield but you can pull him before he casts it. I would highly recomend doing this as it will save you a lot of time sitting to heal or mana casting heals.
to pull him target him through the crack in the door or by using /target a_hermit and say "kill you" in any context, which can be very funny. Anyways have fun loot and exp from him is excellent as his spawn time is so short and he is always level 20.
EZ kill for me
# Dec 15 2001 at 12:38 AM Rating: Default
this guy is an easy solo for my 16 necro, i pull with heat blood, send pet in, heart flutter, leach then go in and meele and siphon life when i can, i loose 2 to 4 bubs of mana during fight and almost always end up at full HP i can med back to full b4 he repops. I am a twinked (178INT around 330HP, 200AC 75 thru 100 on stats other than CHA and INT) but i think a 16 enc/mage/necro non twink could camp u would have more downtime tho
Ozzudain 33 ranger
Ozzyozz 17 necromancer
both on Drinal server
# Dec 05 2001 at 11:56 AM Rating: Default
this my friend is the best thing to hunt atL25. i went from L25(soloing warrior) to L26 in less than a hourand a half. the loot aint bad eather, quest sheet music, cracked loot for another quest, 3fs weapons out of 10 kills,occasinal words/runes, and around 1pp per kills sometimes even 3pp. the only thing you need to watch for is a gnoll(L25-29) that wounders into the house ocasinaly, and if you dont know how to target someone there is a crack in the door so you can solect him and then you must sya say/ i will kill you, jsut fyi.
Solo wizzy on hermit
# Nov 30 2001 at 3:47 PM Rating: Default
I found this guy very good to solo for a wizzy at 25. You may be able to do my tactic earlier as well. I got a full level 25-26 and 100 pp in about 4.5 hours, with no deaths.
I sat with my back to the wall, inside the compound at the chimney end. Whenever the hermit spawned I would see a message that he cast a damage shield. I had a hot key set up /target a_hermit as soon as I saw the message I would click it and target him inside the house. I would then chain cast shock of frost on him. I could usually get two cast before he even gets out of the house. Two more shock of frost or one mor shock of frost and a flameshock would kill him. (he has about 500 HP and hits for between 5 - 30) If he dies inside the house his corpse is just around the corner to the left form the chimney. I kept gate and root memmed as every now and then a nasty would show up. I would root it and TP out. Then gate back in, I was bound at the entracne to the compound.

Hope this is usefull

Paenne Gyver (solar)
Wizzy 26
Karana Server
lvl 24
# Oct 23 2001 at 1:21 AM Rating: Default
hi, could a lvl 24 war solo him?
RE: lvl 24
# Dec 18 2001 at 11:57 AM Rating: Default
Even though you don't get magic, and he does hit hard, I think you could kill him, then spend the time it takes for him to respawn by healing up a bit.
Great Camp till 27ish
# Oct 04 2001 at 11:23 AM Rating: Default
I would like to say that this is a wonderful camp! The spawn time for the hermit is around thre minutes, just enough time to med up :) I find it easy to solo him by kiting him. You dont even need to leave the confines of the walls. I've been killing the hermit for a long time now. I'm a lvl 27 druid and get about a full yellow bub of exp in little over an hour. Great camp for the twenties.
If you are interested in better, dont care about faction, and arnt KOS in erudin kill Tol Nicelot at the top of the library. The max cash I got off him was 8pp 11gp. Nice loot for a 20ish MOB and he is hardly ever camped. Good Luck to you all.

Amilee Akabao
27 Druid
Terris Thule
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