Abe the Abandoned  

Quest NPC

Level: 20
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2020-10-27 22:40:34
Items Given:
icon Broken Arrow

Known Habitats:
  Erud's Crossing

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broken arrow removed from game
# Dec 15 2010 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
I just did this part tonight. The below part of the quest was removed. Everything else is the same. You get no arrow and the wolf spirit spawns and you get the gem as planned.

� Sit down there for a few more minutes, then Abe will talk.

Abe the Abandoned says 'Shaman? My time will soon be at hand and I fear I will never see our friends again. But the arrow must be given, our holy broken arrow. Shaman, will you bear our obligation and [give them the arrow]? You will know who to give it to when it is time.'

You say, 'i will give them the arrow'

Abe the Abandoned removes a quiver slung across his shoulder and solemnly hands it to you without a word.

� Recieve a Broken Arrow from Abe

Wait again�Couple minutes later...
# Jul 20 2008 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
just did this part of the epic and didn't receive the broken arrow from Abe. From what i read here, I shouldn't worry about not having it? or do I need it for something?
Abe the Abandoned
# Mar 26 2008 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
Spawns about 10-15 minutes after Froham the Forgotten leaves you.
# May 03 2003 at 2:46 AM Rating: Decent
I've had about enough of this part of the epic. Second night in a row I give the gem to Oooglyn, follow her to water, then lev and run to neg 1600, pos 4200, go to bottom of ocean and wait. Neither time now has she or any other spirit show up. Yet last night, after sitting there for over 2 1/2 hours, some cheesy lvl 34 froggy shaman turns his gem in, gets to me and sure enough, she appears and then Safrin. What am I doing wrong? I am following the guides to a T and I still get nothing to spawn. Please give me your advice. Petitioned twice and have gotten no reply. I'm about ready to give up on this.

Edited, Sat May 3 03:40:09 2003
# Feb 08 2003 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
i just did this with my shammy he just dinged 29. since i am iksar i had to wait for 29 to get reg invis so i can travel through fp and qeynos to do this but anyways. i gave gem to orge lady followed her with invis vs animals on and sat at spot for maybe 30 to 45 mins. i had to refresh invis vs animals a few times but no big deal. once i got gem i gated out very easy quest just boring.
Test Of Patience
# Dec 14 2002 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
The test of patience part of shaman epic is EXTREMELY easy, im sorry if im repeating anything said, but it takes about 50 min, just stay in that one part till you get the gem from greater spirit, also the lvl is incorrect, not matters but it was green to a lvl 35, all of the mobs in it were
Abe spawn time
# Aug 21 2002 at 5:51 PM Rating: Good
I realize patience is the key, but are we talking 8 hours or 3 hours of paitence I am trying to plan to do this test.

47 Shaman

Edited, Thu Aug 22 07:51:41 2002
RE: Abe spawn time
# Aug 30 2002 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
The test took me about one hour.
When You follow the ogre and get to the spot the first spawn will be two drowned souls, then another soul, then Abe and then the greater spirit. Each spawn happens about 15 minutes after the other one left.

Shaman of the 45st circle
re: help
# Aug 21 2002 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
what i did was turn my gamma way up high till i got the proper brightness to see...when you get to the spot DONT move...the water there isn't that deep and they will hover right above yer head...just remember there is a good deal of time before they spawn "patience" is the key :)
# May 16 2002 at 9:11 PM Rating: Default
Ive gone to the loc. 1600 +4200..well when i go in the water i cant SEE!! Its dark in the water and how FAR down do i go?Do i go all the way to the very bottom? If i do...then how will i know i get to the bottom if i cant see in water??? HELP!!
Also...when i follow the big Ogre lady,she disapears at the edge of the sand!!! BAH!! :-(
Shaman Epic
# Mar 18 2002 at 11:24 PM Rating: Default
I completed this portion of my shaman epic at 34. I used INVIS and as it does not hinder the spawn of the mobs once ya give yoru gem to Oog...something the shaman lady it keeps the kilelr sharks away, bear in mind you must univis to talk but this appeared to work great.

Flatpaw Apakazer

P.S. I did this portion of the quest alone, i also just completed the test of wisdom with the help of my wifes 36 warrior. I am waiting a few more levels to attempt the final test!
RE: Shaman Epic
# Aug 30 2002 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
Don't use normal invis.
Use invisibility to Animals. That way You can even talk to the quest NPC's while invis.
The killer sharks won't attack You.
They were changed from non-animal to animal in a patch a while ago and won't attack You anymore.
At least they didn't attack me :P
Broken Arrow
# Feb 21 2002 at 7:34 PM Rating: Default
I'm currently searching the moon for an answer to what to do with the broken arrow. Abe spoke of the Combine and the last remnants of it, as though it still existed. Prior to Luclin, there was no other true evidence that the Combine wasn't completely dead. I'm willing to bet that Verant has, or will, implement a quest on the moon triggered by the arrow.

Conversation with Abe:

You say, 'hail Abe the Abandoned'

Abe the Abandoned turns his head slowly toward you but his eyes never come into focus. You can't tell if he's looking at you, behind you, or right in front of his own face. Then ,suddenly, he shouts at the top of his lungs, 'HOOOOKAAAHEEEEYYYY! I AM [ABE]!'

You say, 'who are you abe?'

Abe the Abandoned says 'Nothing is hidden. All is discernible if you only know where to look and you have the right [eyes]. Don't be angry with me if you can't get your eyes right to see what you're looking for. I'd lend you mine but I don't wear the same size.

You say, 'what eyes?'

Abe the Abandoned begins to draw a picture in the mud with his finger although it doesn't seem to make any sense at all. He points to his picture and nods approvingly at you, saying, 'You see? The curtains fell and it was naught but a dream upon a landscape that we thought we knew. The dream of the [Combine] fulfilled when we finally trimmed our fingernails and looked into the mud. And now we are abandoned, in a world that none can see, no one has the eyes.'

You say, 'what is the combine?'

Abe the Abandoned shakes his head in amusement and says, 'Heheheh, yeah, you'd think so, wouldn't you? But I guess not'

You say, 'what broken arrow'

Abe the Abandoned's eyes suddenly come into focus, looking deep into your own and says, 'There was a time when we cared for the world and trod with the spirits along the paths of the cosmos. We built many great things and worked to preserve what was. I came here to wait for an answer when we began to die off. We could not figure why this was and I was chosen to come here and commune with our friends. We carved an arrow, and everyone who was left shaved a sliver of wood from it. We let it drop to hallowed ground and our highest shaman stepped on it, breaking it. I've been waiting here for so long. So, so long, to give it to the spirits, and thank them.'

à Sit down there for a few more minutes, then Abe will talk.

Abe the Abandoned says 'Shaman? My time will soon be at hand and I fear I will never see our friends again. But the arrow must be given, our holy broken arrow. Shaman, will you bear our obligation and [give them the arrow]? You will know who to give it to when it is time.'

You say, 'i will give them the arrow'

Abe the Abandoned removes a quiver slung across his shoulder and solemnly hands it to you without a word.

à Recieve a Broken Arrow from Abe

Wait again…Couple minutes later...

Abe the Abandoned suddenly gasps and says, 'I have found it! I know the answer! Come with me and I will tell you. Eyes are everywhere and this knowledge is not for everyone. Finally my centuries of waiting are over hahahaha! Follow me Shaman!

He speaks primarily of the Combine, but also mentions giving the arrow to the spirits. The previous NPCs were more concerned with Erud, the war with the Vah Shir, and the explosion that sent the Vah Shir to the moon...which might be a possibility.

But Abe came from the Combine era. He possesses the arrow which he claims was made by "those that were left" when they "began to die off." The spirits he speaks of at this point could very well be the spirits that you speak to during the epic. Being that its not too difficult to get more arrows by doing the first part of the quest over and over again, I'll try giving the arrow to each of the spirits. Doubt that's the answer, though, as I'm sure its already been tried.

My though is with Verant's implementation of "2nd Epics." Its quite possible that the broken arrow is the trigger for the second epic, and it starts on the moon where the remains of the Combine now exist.

the quest continues...
Broken Arrow
# Jan 31 2002 at 11:35 PM Rating: Good
Ok this is starting to REALLY piq my intrest. I have heard people say that arrow is an unsolved quest, and broken quest. Lets work togather and try to tie up this loose end. LETS FIND OUT, what the broken arrow is for.Who know us Shamans might be missing out on something sweet. Follow the clues and the look of Abe. Lets do this. There are hundreds for quest unsolved. Lets see if we can figure this one out.

Of course if it is a broken quest, the GM's must know. So lets as around, someone might have some information. thanks

Kaladace, of Company of Valor.
Quellios server.
RE: Broken Arrow
# Feb 08 2002 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
I am rather curious myself. I've been holding onto this arrow for a long time. Has anyone tried to get it identified?

I'll ask a guildy to do an ID the next time I think of it.

Edited, Fri Feb 8 12:21:09 2002
RE: Broken Arrow
# Feb 11 2002 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent
I had an enchanter cast the ID spell on the broken arrow. It ID's as "a broken arrow" LOL
No help there.

Did anyone here log the conversations prior to Abe spawning? If I remember correctly, there may have been a few clues there. I didn't have my log turned on when I did the quest.
# Dec 04 2001 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
what do u do with the arrow he gives ya?
RE: arrow?
# Jan 28 2002 at 6:56 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
Keep it. I still have it in the vault. It has nothing to do with the Spear of Fate quest (Shaman Epic) but it may bug the quest if you delete it. Just delete it when you down with this quest ... This arrow is related to EQ history. He tells you about a proof of the Erud disaster and the crater made in the middle of the island. Maybe it is going to be a part of another quest or something, but still unknown..
Had no problem
# Nov 06 2001 at 7:45 PM Rating: Default
I just did the test of patience and did not have any invis spell on me at all. I just sat there with lev on and waited for the spawns. I saw several sharks swim by but none ever attacked me, when the last spawn was over and i got the gem i was attacked right away by a shark which conned blue to me so didn't pose too much of a threat. Maybe being given the gem caused the shark to jump me, don't know. Anywho, had no problems other than dealing with boredom waiting for the spawns, hope this helps a little.

lvl 15 shaman
Morell Thule
# Sep 18 2001 at 9:42 PM Rating: Default
Hehe, I done the quest at level 44, they don't see through invis, and when you aren't paying attention and dozing off from boredom, you do get a wake up call when a normal OR Killer Shark swims right by you...some scary shiz, easy as cake though, but You really gotta hate when you gotta recast either Invis to Animals, or Enduring Breath...cuz then invis goes <shudder>
# Sep 17 2001 at 9:06 PM Rating: Default
NO! there are lost of guys like him in the Tower of Frozen Shadow
The faces
# Aug 15 2001 at 6:54 AM Rating: Default
Look at the faces on his shirt. Those are the faces of the people he ate.
Do the Killer Sharks See thru Invis to Animals?
# Jul 31 2001 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
I am also working on the test of patience part of my Shaman Epic. Can the Killer Sharks see thru Invis to Animals? I have seen posts saying YES and posts saying NO...Anyone with real experience on this topic please clue in the rest of us. Thanks in advance.
RE: Do the Killer Sharks See thru Invis to Animals?
# Aug 16 2001 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
148 posts
No they do not. I just got the gem last week.

I have been eaten a few times in the past, so yes, that run back to OOT and Freeport was annoying. The last few times, it seemed that the killer sharks only waited until invis to animals dropped to spawn.

Killer sharks: 4, Tangurena: 0.
Captain Surestout: 0, Tangurena 12. (I got lost and impatient a lot)

Oh yes, you *did* go to neg 1600, pos 4200 to listen to Abe and the others did you not? The first few times I went there, Ooglyn despawned when she got her knees wet, and respawned deep in the water. This last time, she swam from where she entered the water to the place of listening.
RE: Do the Killer Sharks See thru Invis to Animals?
# Aug 21 2001 at 8:42 AM Rating: Default
Tangurena, Well I tested the theory of Invis to Animals to keep the Killer Sharks away and although it does work or seemed to prevent the Normal Sharks from agroing me the Killer Sharks immediately attacked me when they were within agro range, and YES my Invis to Animals was still up.

The one's who say Invis to Animals worked were lucky and probably never got into agro range of the Killers or else they would have wound up Shark Bait as well.

Also, it is a must to keep SoW and Leveitate up if you plan on doing this without support of a 45+ Tank for if you are attacked and need to escape from the Killer Sharks it is really the only way to escape since they can swim much faster than you can.

Suggestions on completeing this Quest:

A.) Have at least one 45+ tank with you.
B.) Keep: Endure Breath, Root (or Similar), Levitate, SoW, G Heal (or Better) and a Togor's up at all times. If ya get in trouble Root and Swim to the surface and RUN back to the island.

Also Please check out Belgar's Alchemy Site for a great spoiler on the quest its at : http://home.elp.rr.com/wolfclan/alchemy/alchemyindex.html and its titled Spear of Fate Quest
RE: Do the Killer Sharks See thru Invis to Animals?
# Feb 08 2003 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
i beg to differ on this i has invis vs animals on and yes had killer and reg sharks go right over me and none argoed on me must have been bad luck for you.
RE: Do the Killer Sharks See thru Invis to Animals?
# Dec 06 2001 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
The Web site you have stated blow dosn't seem to be working is it spelt write?
where does this guy spawn????
# Jul 21 2001 at 6:46 PM Rating: Default
I am working on the Shaman epic, and cannot seem to find where these guys spawn in the ocean.. If anyone has a /loc on them please post, getting tired of running back and forth to freeport for quest gem
RE: where does this guy spawn????
# Jul 22 2001 at 10:25 PM Rating: Default
NM, found him, the quest description is incorrect about Ooglyn, he was just further west then I thought
# Jun 21 2001 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
Is he the scariest creature on Norrath? or maybe its the fetid feinds? or Cazic-Thule's personal guard? what do u think?
The Undead
# Jan 22 2001 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
72 posts
Even as a Paladin I have to say that man ... I'd hate to meet this thing out at night alone on the island. "In Erud's Crossing no one can hear you scream."

18th Paladin - Order of Marr
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 27 2000 at 9:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this guy needs to get laid
I seen his like b4
# Oct 30 2000 at 8:53 PM Rating: Default
I just started a Nec, and there are people that look like that alll over Paineel. Scary aint it?
# Nov 30 2000 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
66 posts
Aye when long ago I played my Erudin Shadowknight and was lost trying to find the way out of Paineel.. I saw tons of these guys in that city. Without a doubt in my mind, Paineel is definitely the best evil city (it has the atmosphere down packed)
# Oct 26 2000 at 6:41 PM Rating: Default
This guy scares the bejesus outa me.
his level and where he is
# Oct 16 2000 at 11:29 AM Rating: Default
He is green to a level 40, he is near the kerran island, the sunkin ship side. He is on the botton of the water, and is for the Shaman FA quest
RE: his level and where he is
# Mar 02 2001 at 9:15 PM Rating: Default
The island in Eruds Crossing is not Kerra Island. Kerra Island is the island off of Tox forest.
RE: his level and where he is
# May 16 2001 at 1:30 PM Rating: Default
He never said it was kerra island, he said it was near the kerran island, the on in Erud's crossing
# Oct 14 2000 at 2:58 AM Rating: Default
Who the hell is this guy?!?!
RE: ?
# Apr 02 2001 at 2:07 PM Rating: Default
Yes he is part of the shaman epic quest so please dont whack him like I accidentally did.(pressed A while talking to him :p) Thank god killing him doesnt mess up any faction, and no there was no loot on him. And besides do you REALLY want to mess with the killer sharks in the area?
RE: ?
# Mar 15 2001 at 10:09 PM Rating: Default
This guy is part of the shaman epic quest. He has no known loot to speak of. Shamans performing the quest speak to him as part of the test of patience portion of the quest. There's a certain location that Ooglyn the Ogre on Kerra Island leads them to and they wait. Abe comes by and tries to get the shaman to follow him. That's the whole purpose of this NPC, for anyone that really wanted to know. So please don't go hunting him for fear of ******** with an up-and- coming shaman's quest for greatness. Happy hunting.
Laino Onial
28th Winter Shaman
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