Tabien the Goodly  


Uploaded October 6th, 2019 by Drewinette

  • This mob spawns at +6325, +1570 in the very NW part of the zone.
  • Respawn Timer: 2 hours
  • Findable (via Ctrl-F): No

He plays a part in the Spear of Fate quest (Shaman Epic 1.0) :

You say, 'Hail, Tabien the Goodly'

Tabien the Goodly says 'Oh thank Marr you are here, ______. I was beginning to think I would be abandoned in my time of need. I have a [task] for you to complete in the name of my patron Mithaniel Marr.'

You say, 'What task?'

Tabien the Goodly displays his shield that must once have been shining and regal but is now scoured in cuts, dents, and chipped paint. He says, 'This shield is known as Marr's Promise. It is a sacred relic that was actually used by one of Mithaniel's angels on the Plane of Valor. Its value to our church is immeasurable and I have been charged with the protection of it. However, a patriarch of the false god, Bertoxxulous, is after my shield and me. He must be stopped! Please, destroy him and bring me proof of his death.'

Categories: EverQuest | Templatized
This page last modified 2019-10-07 05:23:10.

Level: 32
Expansion: Original
Effects Used:Center
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-10-06 21:23:31
Known Loot:
icon Marr's Promise

Known Habitats:
  Mountains of Rathe

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No faction hits?
# Feb 14 2021 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
1,048 posts
So you get no faction hits for killing him and taking his shield?
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
2H respawn
# Feb 21 2010 at 11:58 AM Rating: Good
Tabien the Goodly' 2H respawn
Glaron the Wicked' 2H respawn
marble pebble
# May 05 2005 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
if you hand in envy and woe to him he gives you a marble pebble... no drop lore item... no clue what this is for. any ideas??
RE: marble pebble
# Aug 05 2005 at 6:16 PM Rating: Default
Hand it to wandering spirit who'll eat it and tell you to start over.
RE: marble pebble
# Feb 13 2014 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
70 posts
The task he gives you is part of the Shaman Epic 1.0 You need to kill him and the other guy and then take Woe Envy and Marrs Promise to the Wandering Spirit in W Karana. If you give the drops to either of the NPC here you fail the Epic and have to start over.
killed this guy
# Oct 05 2004 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
Got shield of this guy yesterday in one try. 41 Druid, just charmed a basilisk, cast shield of spikes on it and let him impale himself after I snared him and nuked a couple times. He did LoH and heal a few times, but he never hit me once and only just barely killed the basilisk.

Also got a fine steel longsword off him. Really, it was just fun to kill something humanoid and not get wrecked faction-wise.

His Loc
# Aug 21 2004 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
He is at 6300, 1550
# Jul 30 2004 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
Ok im a 52 shamy (for the time being) and i am staring my epic, i get to the part i need to kill this guy and the wicked guy. they both simple. hard part was finding them.
# May 18 2004 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
# Nov 08 2002 at 10:36 AM Rating: Default
I actually did the task he asked about and recieved a marble pebble from him which he told me to turn into the person who sent me for a reward, any idea what or who I turn this marble pebble in to?
RE: Quest
# Jun 22 2003 at 1:25 PM Rating: Default
try a wondering spirit
Spawn timer
# Sep 10 2002 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
Any idea what this guys Spawn timer is? i was told an hour but it's been 2 and he still hasn't shown up .... makin me mad
RE: Spawn timer
# Apr 13 2003 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Seemed like about 1:45 respawn time for me tonight.
Faction Quest
# Apr 28 2002 at 3:41 PM Rating: Excellent
Most of the shaman epic is just faction work. Need to be nearly max ally to True Spirit before handing in tear to Rak.Everything leading up to Rak is just to build facion, thats it.

If you wanted to, you can just kill these two clowns in Rathe and loot envy, woe and marr's promise, run to West Karanas, hand it over to wondering spirit for faction hit, run back to Rathe and repeat till you get max ally to True Spirit. You don't have to do The Hole for Kirn, CoM till you're ready for Rak, just this simple and easy part till max faction. Than you'll just need the childs tear from Fear and a couple high lvl mages and clerics for CoM.

I did shaman epic up to Kirn, got boots and shield and am now just repeating shield part till I get max ally. Came to rathe with a couple friends and got envy, woe and marr's promise for me, than we killed HGs till repop and got it for second member than repeated till repop and got it for third member. We all went to West Karanas. Before handing in, I was conning kindly to the spirit, after first hand in I was warmly, second hand in I was still warmly, third hand in I was Ally. Probably 2 or three more hand ins and I'll be max ally, just to be safe. Diffinately one of the easier epics in the game. Only hard part I see is getting the Tear from Fear. Once I have that, spawning Rak from a Jade Reaver is np. Killed reavers in three man groups with some difficulty, but we were able to do it and all you really need to kill Rak once you spawn him is one lvl49 plus fire pet and a couple clerics.
Will try him sometime
# Apr 23 2002 at 9:00 AM Rating: Default
Hi, i Am a lvl 28 monk and i like this. I could put it on my currently lvl 5 Warrior. If he's tht much of trouble, then maybe ill bring my bro's main (LvL 51 Ranger) along incase i get screwed. muahaha. The shield shall be mine soon....
RE: Will try him sometime
# Apr 27 2002 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
you should consider selling the shield to a shaman, who would get much more use out of it than your alt warrior. this shield is part of the epic weapon quest for shaman. But it's your character, do what ya want. Besides, most warriors adopt a 2 weapon style instead of a weapon and shield style.

Edited, Sat Apr 27 10:00:11 2002
# Apr 03 2002 at 5:26 PM Rating: Default
At level 44 this guy is a piece of cake. He is very magic resistant, so don't waste time or mana trying to slow him. Just sic the dog on him and nuke him to death. Two blasts of 'ice strike' and he'll be running. Just finish him off while he tries to walk away. He will LoH and heal himself, but that won't be a problem if you're roughly full mana. You can probably melee him down, but that'll take a bit longer. After he's dead, take his loot. LOL That's what he's there for.
# Mar 13 2002 at 2:06 PM Rating: Good
KK now fer some information not about how you killed him.

His loc is 6307, 1591 also its location #2 the "rune stone" on eqatlas map of rathe mountains.

This guy was a chump.

Wigguk McStanky
LVL 47 Shaman Vallon Zek
tabien, BAH
# Mar 08 2002 at 7:26 PM Rating: Default
Took me two tries at lvl 39, first attempt without much research on him, I tried the old petless root and dot sit and watch hpts drain, umm no don't do that to this guy. make pet park behind him, buff up yourself and pet, opened with VoS sick pet togors, jump in melee, and when he gets below half NUKE the crap out of him, and he will soon run away very slowly, and finish him off, wasn't too difficult the second time.
Easy solo
# Feb 19 2002 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
34 mage using air pet, baddading, sure he healed 2 times (fairly descent heals-but not enough to out heal my nukes) he didn't even LoH, 320dmg nukes owned him fast. heh chain nuked him and he only came after me once, but that was stopped when he paused to heal he never even hit me, my pet was 1/2 health (focused water) and it only took about 40m (thats about 5 175mana nukes). I earned everything i have no twinkie here, 190int. haha all focus items since lvl 30, got my earth focus item at lvl 12. Ever hear of spider silk? ohhh let pet mass murder spiders to get silks for pp to buy gem, toes, ugh. Well worth the 200+pp it cost me back then, that lvl 12 focused earth pet could solo even cons, and thats what i let him do, who cares about 1/2 xp being taken away? when you can slaughter heal pet slaughter again while ya med, no downtime and tons of cash. I still have over 4kpp in my bank, maybe i'll try to buy some uber items and get some more int now that they upped the mana return for int above 200, bahh no need to, get lvl 39 and have pet go take them ogres in WK so i can lose these +10mana POS earing and trade em in fer batskull, not worth pharming them for the 200pp they sell for, not worth buying them when they will be so easy to get in 5 lvl's. I do have a question though, why doesn't anyone wanna group with a mage? I mean heh a 30 wiz got into a group when he will just sit there with a high resist rate, and can't really even MR FR CR debuff. I mean heh that wizzy might nuke for 500dmg bahh crap dmg, my pet would of done that much in a group, if the wizzy was 34 then i could understand, new spell set and less chance for resists. Ohh well, i sat there blasting this guy down without a prob, not one shammy asked to loot the shield and only having 62str i let them rot, only other alternative was to summon me bags but ya will always make more money/xp if ya leave the crap loot alone and only grab what ya might be able to use, or things that weight 0.1 and are stackable. bahh, 30-34 in one day soloin 2 spires in SK almost 35 thanks to this guy, so maybe get out of 35 in 8-12 hours of camping him, then off ta 39 in another 8-12 hours, get new pet and earings, then off to blast my way up to 44, then i'll go back and hog all the HG's away from them greedy druids and all the people who don't wanna group with a mage. Ever notice a 29 warrior with 10dmg +1 dmg bonus hits for about 33? my 34 pet hits for 29, /scratch head, ohh well their loss, they could of essentially had the dmg output of 2 tanks, plus my DD's that hit as hard as a 39 drood, and to top it off resist's defuff. I think ya'll need to re-evaluate your treatment of mages, we kick major *****
RE: Easy solo
# Mar 09 2002 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
I have a 30 wiz, and he doesn't get resisted much. I guarantee your nukes will be resisted more than mine, I'v seen it myself. I have my staff of temp flux, but even befor that it wasn't that bad.
Solo'd Him
# Dec 29 2001 at 10:20 PM Rating: Default
Found this guy at the Rune Stone (#2 on eqatlas map). Conned dark blue to a lvl 42 Pally.

Not too tough to solo. Though he does heal himself so be ready to bash and stun to disturb those or the fight gets long.

Got the shield. Not bad, planning on keeping it for a while.
blue to 33
# Dec 06 2001 at 4:17 AM Rating: Decent
He /con blue to me at 33 yesterday.
I tried to solo him, but had to run.
I shall come back with a war 30 to help me, or solo at 34.
Dohrian, barb shaman 33 on Ayonae Ro
# Aug 28 2001 at 9:23 PM Rating: Default
Does anybody have a loc for where he spawns or is it just random?

Zyphen Hammermitz
45th Shaman Avatars of Honor
The Nameless
Not always 35
# Aug 24 2001 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
I am a 34 Shaman and he conned blue to me. My pet and I took him down second try. Buffed us both drank damage shield potion, hit him with tagar's, dot, dot, and me and wolf meleed, save slams to interupt his heals and two winter's roars to send him running. Had 50 health and 10 mana when done. Getting Woe and Envy tonight.

Grendelson - Shaman of Crimson Mist
Morrel Thule
does he drop a sword?
# Aug 14 2001 at 6:33 PM Rating: Default
I was wonderin if he drops a sword for the tanks...if its Nathars Greatsword I would like a call..thanks

Syzor 30th Warrior
Luclin Server
Wood elf
RE: does he drop a sword?
# Aug 23 2001 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
it is a simply fine steel

Mirkul Xev Server
Can I pull it off?
# Aug 06 2001 at 6:27 PM Rating: Default
I'm a somewhat suicidal shammy who has completed the quest up to this point. I helped a newbie yesterday and his alt gave me the woe and envy, so all I need now to get the sweet shield is to get the Marrs Promise. I'm lvl 24, and was wondering if a group of people around this level might be able to take him down.
RE: Can I pull it off?
# Aug 09 2001 at 8:26 PM Rating: Default
Um, no. I tried to solo him at 39, and got ate. Resisted snare 4 times, all of my nukes, my dot's didn't do much and root wouldn't stick. Had to zone.

Frequent Voleur, Friends of Light, Druid of Xegony
not 35
# Jul 03 2001 at 10:08 PM Rating: Default
was with group, and conned yellow to me, 31 and the druid, 30.
Shammy Epic
# Jun 27 2001 at 6:50 AM Rating: Default
This Guy is part of the shaman epic, the shield he drops is combined with woe and envy from the wicked bloke also in this zone in a container you get from a wandering spirit in WK (looks like a willowisp),
This is then combined and given back to the spirit for a pretty good shield,
If his spawn is anything like the other buy is it bout 2hrs, so if you wanna kill him check for Shammies before hand,
You can have a quick chat with him, but killin is the only result,
hope this helps

Iksar Shaman
# Jun 18 2001 at 7:16 PM Rating: Default
Does anybody know what lvl this guy is.
Shaman Epic
# May 28 2001 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
Yes. As known he is for the Shaman Epic Quest. Do not kill him before you shout in the zone and you are sure that no Shaman is there waiting him to spawn. His Shield is anyway junk and heavy. The are other and easier ways to get a better shield without killing Quest NPC's...
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