a hermit  

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Uploaded July 24th, 2007

This unfriendly hermit lives by himself in an enclosed property in the southern plains.

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2008-01-02 15:00:51.

Level: 20
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2020-07-22 03:12:57
Items Given:
icon Cracked Flute

Known Habitats:
  South Karana

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Soloing enchanter stylie
# Aug 28 2001 at 8:47 AM Rating: Default
Use the phrase to pull him and get hit.
Fear, dot, nuke and refear as needed. Your trusty pet will chew him up. The DS is not too bad since you nuke hard.
gm's have too much time on their hands
# Aug 26 2001 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
I was camping this guy on the Luclin server today, well, pretty much all day. Excellent exp and loot, but all of the sudden three guys (2 guys and a cute wood elf) with light-blue npc names came up and started harassing me. At first i thought they were regular guys (PC's with dark blue names) until they killed my pet. They claimed to be the "Unkempt Druids" (they were all druids) come to avenge the death of their brother. These guys were obviously GM's with too much time on their hands. I started talking to them, but they never stopped roleplaying saying that they were blessed by tunare to help nature... blah blah blah. they promised not to kill me if i promised not to kill the hermit anymore and to tell the people in the zone not to kill the hermit. i /shouted to tell the people as they wished, and then i shouted to the rest of the zone that there were gm's at the hermits house and a guild called the praetors started attacking them. they could have won but the gm's made it so that pc's couldnt attack them. everyone made up in the end and i made out with a few new friends and a few new nme's. because of my loyalty to teh unkempt druids, one of them even gave me their weapon, a 28/8 emblazed (or something) black mace (pretty nice, but i cant use). well, long story short, gm's have way too much time on their hands.

Raevile
high-elf mage of the 20th inhuman waste of time
The info on the hermit
# Aug 17 2001 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
OK, here's the info needed to get the hermit. I find that targeting him through the crack in the door works well, then go to the back of the house (still inside walls though) look at the chimney, and walk to the right side of it. Get as close to the house as you can, and then attack. He will come to you after that. What he drops is a cracked flute (i saw two while killing him 5 times), winds of karana page 1, and then sometimes fine steel weapons (worth about 4 to 6 plat depending on you faction and charisma). Then if you are a caster and are worried about medding, and missing him spawn back up, don't worry. He casts a damage shield on himself right when he spawns, so you will hear when he's back. He casts burst of fire, that was hitting me for around 15pts a time, and his DS is worthless. He does root though, so if you are a melee fighter, and you get him low enough he will run, so this may pose a problem, meaning you wont be able to chase him while you are rooted. That is about it. I hope this helps you all.

Culbert, Monk of the Tribunal Server
Order of the Dragon's Claw
Targetting
# Aug 12 2001 at 12:36 AM Rating: Excellent
Stand outside his house, but inside the wall. Right next to the chimney works best.

/target a_hermit

Pretty easy for a druid to kite from 19 on, exp starts getting slow and boring at around 25. Just make sure to keep Grasping Roots memorized so you can root him back if he roots you.
A closer bind
# Jul 29 2001 at 9:56 AM Rating: Default
You can be bound at the gypsy camp in NK, it's a zone closer.

Docat
22 Shaman
Xev
Fun!
# Jul 21 2001 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
Easy, good exp, and when I killed him, no faction. Herm, kinda screwy. Anyways, I kited him with no problems at all. He got 3 hits on me, about 28 each, and 3 spells (Burst of fire... yeah, 15 point dd). Only hard part is getting him from his little house out into the open to kite him proper. Anywho, a warrior friend said it was really easy at 19. So, kill this guy alot!
nm
# Jul 16 2001 at 4:46 PM Rating: Default
Nevermind that bind question, i remembered i can get bound at the Arena hehe.. Just have to know if I can handle him before I get bound all the way down there for nothing.
umm..
# Jul 16 2001 at 12:24 PM Rating: Default
Could a level 20 Ranger solo this guy, bow kiting maybe? =) And if so, what's the nearest place I can get bound? Qeynos?
RE: umm..
# Jul 28 2001 at 12:26 AM Rating: Default
you mat be bound in the arnea thats 2 zones away from south K
clarifications
# Jul 08 2001 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
the best way to kill the hermit is kiting him solo (im a druid) or with a partner (druid, mage, wiz, or chanter work well the way i see it), but you can use your own methods if you like. pulling him using the door crack technique (see above messages) is the safest way, but watch out, cause sometimes he goes from inside the house to instantly right on top of you when pulled from outside. he hits at max from 30s to 40s, depending on if he has a weap. he drops up to 2pp but usually less, and occasionally fs weaps (!) and research pages, and usually drops either or both of: cracked flute and words of karana p1, both for a bard quest. killing the him does not cause faction changes, he only babbles some crap about vengaence. he respawns 2 mins after he is killed, which is why having a partner is good. i easily used almost all of my mana each bout. get some manacrack. he may con lvl 20, but he gives really really good exp, making him one of the best hunting choices at this level.

i hope this info helps you out.
happy hunting - Sariladen, Druid of <WSL>, Morell-Thule
RE: clarifications
# Jul 08 2001 at 9:34 PM Rating: Default
make that *(see BELOW messages)*\
=)

-Sariladen
Hermit killing spree
# Jun 08 2001 at 12:22 AM Rating: Default
Well, I dont know what happened but if you kill him its GOOD faction with the unkempt druid for some odd reason Ive gotten "considers me kindly" with them(go figure) Im a druid who killed him from like 19-23 or so and hes not been fixed since the beta version of EQ(go figure varent....) So its most of the time really easy for 18-23 or so to get exp from him.....and pulling through walls? NOT illegal according to IG hunting!

Also, all you have to say is "kill you" and you can not have to target him through the crack in the door....just go up to the chimminy nearest to the door and say "kill you"....thats it....hes agroed on me lots of times after I say that....and all you have to do with a druid is snare and root....dot and nuke if ya have the mana ^_^!




Saberyohko Druid of the 38th level Eci server
RE: Hermit killing spree
# Jul 20 2001 at 2:39 PM Rating: Default
"I want to kill you" is where that comes from.
Forgive or Forget?
# May 24 2001 at 8:46 AM Rating: Default
Watch out, because once you say your gonna kill him, when ever you go near his house after that he'll be KOS to you, at least he was to me....maybe cuz im an Iksar Necro, hmmmmm everyone seems to ALWAYS be KOS to me.....
RE: Forgive or Forget?
# Jun 19 2001 at 5:54 PM Rating: Default
You are KOS to him because you are a Necro, not sure what his standing is with iksar, but all necros are kos. I have camped him with a mage and a bard, and never was Kos even after killing him for 5 or so lvls.
Mage vs. Gnoll
# Mar 08 2001 at 12:09 AM Rating: Default
The key to surviving this experence, is to set your bind point far enough outside the hermits house, so when the gnoll does come you can allow your pet to take the hits, while you make a escape with your gate spell. I have found that i have plenty of time to do this and avoid getting killed by that nasty little gnoll. I always keep my gate spell on my spell bar. I would suggest you do the same. BTW I have been soloing the hermit since 19, and dont plan to stop untill at least 25. ( im 24 now.) The spawn time is great along with the loot. Much better than fighting for aviaks. )
drops
# Feb 26 2001 at 10:56 PM Rating: Default
fine steel
where?
# Feb 17 2001 at 11:21 PM Rating: Default
I am a 23 warrior and want to know where this guy spawns
No Faction Hit
# Feb 04 2001 at 9:11 AM Rating: Default
There is no seen faction hit from killing the hermit.
EASY KILL FOR PETS
# Feb 02 2001 at 5:27 PM Rating: Default
I started camping him at lvl 16 with my mage, he is an easy kill if you do it right. Go up to the front and select him through the door, run back to the wall behind the chimney and tell your pet to attack. While the pet is attacking him he is stuck inside the house and you can nuke him as much as you want, he cant come after you. Make sure to constantly check you pets HP and if it gets to low, run up and take some hits for it. 1.5 easy bubs of xp till lvl 19 or so. Enjoy
Re-Spawn Rate?
# Dec 27 2000 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know this guy's respawn rate?
RE: Re-Spawn Rate?
# May 10 2001 at 9:05 PM Rating: Default
He will Respawn 2 Min after death. I think he is naturally Dubious to pretty much everyone. No faction. I am a DE necro and hunted him with an Ogre SK. He never attacked until provoked.
spawn rate is
# Jan 02 2001 at 2:35 PM Rating: Default
If you are level 20 with 175int and some mana Items (enchanter) you will or should spend about 60% of your mana on this guy. With Breeze in effect, He will spawn before you are fm again.
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 19 2000 at 5:10 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) if you dont want to keep saying that gay phrase you can always peek through his door lol you can just see him there, then click and snare/nuke whatever you need hehe
RE: peeping tom =)
# Nov 23 2000 at 6:58 PM Rating: Default
True but for awhile they took that out and the door was completely shut, but lately it seems they reopened it again. Not sure why they did that but it USED to be fully closed awhile ago. )
Yup
# Jan 02 2001 at 2:41 PM Rating: Default
Fully closed again. Doesn't say you need a key or anything. Time to target through the crack again. :(
Hermit Stats
# Aug 14 2000 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
To answer a previous question, the hermit hits for a max of 42. His melee skills seem to improve substantially when he carries his FS, which is always a short sword, long sword or 2H. For 19 and 20 necros, he is possibly the easiest yellow/even con u will face in the game. Either walk to the wall, and he hits you, or say the key phrase "kill you." Sometimes he doesn't come out of the wall, so walk to the door and stand in front of it. Cast heat blood, darkness, and when he comes at you fear. Also, I know that casters have to med, but put your pets on guard so they will point to the nearest enemy. This should help you spot the gnoll earlier and prevent something nasty, because they have between 800-950 hp and hit for a max of 64. They also resist all spells heavily until lvl 24.
he he
# Aug 13 2000 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
I don't know about that, but I tried him once, and got him out by saying "Santa Clause is here to kill you." He got pissed, came out and died quickly.

Vonkaar 21 druid = nameless
RE: he he
# Nov 19 2000 at 1:20 AM Rating: Default
I used "I will kill you with a bag of corn nuts" and the hermit apparently found this quite threatening since he came out and attacked at once.
You and kill
# Aug 12 2000 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
Ok this has nothig to do with the hermit..ok but just a littlwe earlier someone said the keywords were KILL and YOU so i was wandering just to be funny could you put in..........."So YOU like to KILL ravenous Hamburgers" would that work?
Great exp even at 26
# Aug 08 2000 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
I'm level 26, a magician. This morning I was camping the hermit. In around 45 minutes I got almost a bubble of exp (mostly because, at 26, he's so easy to kill, that it barely taxes my resources, and I can meditate more than enough mana to kill him the next time).

I don't know if he'll give mana at 27, but at 26, it's still VERY fast exp.

- Teramenor
Tesch mal
# Jul 10 2000 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
He is there to kill the hermit from what i saw people get in the way and he will attack if you are there. Sow saved many times being a DE character
RE: Tesch mal
# Jan 04 2001 at 4:13 PM Rating: Default
The Tesch Mal seems to be an attempt to make the hermit more difficult to camp. Last night my partner and I ended up having to fight him 4 times. When he is level 25-28 he is easy to kite and burn, but if he is an especially tough spawn he can be difficult to deal with. Especially by the typical folks that would camp here (22nd level druid, 19th level enchanter.
The Gnoll
# Jul 05 2000 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
I noticed that a Tes Mal Gnoll (or something like it) Will sometimes wander down, stand by the BACK of the wall. Then run inside the castle and stand there for a little while. Then he runs off. A nice little suprise for a low 20's not expecting it. If you are inside and don't know he is there you will be running since they are Yellow to a 24. That make traking all that more useful :). The Gnoll and the hermit will be there together sometimes.
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