An Undead Bard  

UDB With Old Skeleton Model

Uploaded June 5th, 2017 by Bobbybick

Location: Trakanon's Lair (/loc -2080, -700, -140).

Spawn: 18hrs +/- after Trakanon is killed.

Does not spawn on TLP servers.

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2017-06-05 06:20:10.

Level: 57
Expansion: Ruins of Kunark
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2020-07-15 20:36:51

Goods sold (1):
icon Lute 1pp 4sp 9cp

Known Habitats:
  Old Sebilis

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Confirmed he still spawns
# Nov 06 2021 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
155 posts
Looking at him right now on 06/11/2021. Took a screenshot too. lol
still SPAWNS
# Jul 16 2021 at 6:24 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
I made the mistake of thinking, this guy no longer spawns. When he did I assumed it was bug. With that being said. I killed track twice. No strings. I than waited the amount of time 10? hours. Undead bard popped handed him the epic peace. He gave it back and attack me. After killing him Track pop. Was banished twice but was able to kill him with no issue. PRO TIP make sure your not in Dark Elf form when finishing up the the 1.0 epic. You will be KOS lol
Mystical Lute body
# Oct 18 2018 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
GIve him the Mystical Lute body. He will then attack you and then Trak will spawn. Kill him and get the lute strings!
# Jun 03 2017 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
*** Progression Servers ***

- Essence of Sunlight now drops from the appropriate NPCs when Velious unlocks.
- The Improved Invisibility spell is researchable in Velious and later. Everlasting Breath, Yaulp V, and Circle of Seasons are researchable in Luclin and later.
- It is now possible to bind affinity to the Plane of Mischief until it converts to the revamped version.
- The Great Divide instance for the Ring War is now available on Phinigel.
- Made changes to cultural tradeskills to allow most of the cultural available in Velious to be made in Velious on progression servers. Note: The troll made weapons were not available until Luclin and will continue to be locked until then.
- It should now be possible to spawn Dain Frostreaver IV by handing Chamberlain Krystorf your Runed Coldain Prayer Shawl.
- Trakanon will now drop Undead Dragongut Strings. The Undead Bard will no longer spawn.
- Bosses in the Plane of Fear 2.0 instance will now correctly get Mitigation of the Mighty III instead of Mitigation of the Mighty I.
# Jun 02 2017 at 10:37 PM Rating: Good
528 posts
Removed from the Game as of the June 22, 2016 game update found here:

Trakanon will now drop Undead Dragongut Strings. The Undead Bard will no longer spawn.

Moving this old boy to the Graveyard, may he rest in peace.
# Jun 03 2017 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
He is in the game my Bard did this quest 4 weeks ago through the UNDEAD Bard please get your facts straight ZAM. HE WAS NEVER REMOVED
# Jun 04 2017 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
linku2 wrote:
He is in the game my Bard did this quest 4 weeks ago through the UNDEAD Bard please get your facts straight ZAM. HE WAS NEVER REMOVED

I can confirm he still spawns on live servers and, being a merchant, the corpse poofs immediately when killed.
# Jun 05 2017 at 5:18 AM Rating: Good
528 posts
SchadenfreudeBristlebane wrote:
I can confirm he still spawns on live servers and, being a merchant, the corpse poofs immediately when killed.

Interesting, I spent a couple days checking on Live off and on and sure enough he IS currently up and alive. It's odd that I presume they only changed this mechanic on TLP servers but there you go. I guess this means he will never spawn on a TLP server but maybe some Agnarr people will check in when that server reaches Kunark and tell me I'm wrong about that too. Smiley: lol
spawn time
# Jul 25 2015 at 4:51 PM Rating: Good
1,039 posts
An Undead Bard says 'I feel so powerful once again...a strange feeling is overcoming me!'
[Fri Jul 24 16:49:30 2015] You gain party experience!! .
[Fri Jul 24 16:49:43 2015] You have slain Trakanon!

camped. came back next day
An Undead Bard says 'I feel so powerful once again...a strange feeling is overcoming me!'
[Sat Jul 25 04:43:13 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Sat Jul 25 04:43:26 2015] You have slain Trakanon!

shortest time between I have ever seen

# May 15 2015 at 6:52 PM Rating: Good
-2080, -700, -140.19
Veludeus Exmachina - Bristlebane

*rate the posts, please*
Ignorant People
# May 06 2015 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
68 posts
PLEASE do not kill this mob unless you're a bard. He is a merchant, and therefore helpful if you spend time in this part of the zone.
Ysse, Dark Elf Enchantress since 1999
more info
# May 27 2013 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent
1,039 posts
I am still farming trakanon using the epic hand in for bards to spawn him. spawned trak drops 1 bp and the epic piece. I did hand in and killed undead bard / trak at 2:09 pm and found undead bard up again the next morning at 10:07 am. that's just under 20 hours apart. Once I had this info, I scrolled through all the posts and found one by bigalaska on march 26,2002 which already explains this.

EDIT : Just found it up 18 hours 5 mins after last kill

Edit again : Just found it up 14 hours 21 minutes after last kill. that was stunning. I was going to check on real trak and was completely surprised seeing this guy up again.
[Fri Dec 13 05:52:52 2013] An Undead Bard was hit by non-melee for 45 points of damage.
[Fri Dec 13 22:13:49 2013] An Undead Bard has been slain by Rgarol!

Edit: I see my math was terrible. 16 hours 21 mins last year. but this year I got 16 hours 18 minutes.

Edited, Nov 1st 2013 12:59pm by Shuraz

Edited, Dec 13th 2013 10:24pm by Shuraz

Edited, Dec 30th 2014 5:28am by Shuraz
# Oct 15 2012 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
1,039 posts
I got together a red dragon scale and a white dragon scale and some metal bits, got the lute body and I am hading that in over and over ( the same one - you get it back) every time I see undead bard up. And I am using my wizard to do it. I spawn trak that way and get another shot at a bp. I have done that 11 times in the same 7 weeks. I got bard, druid and paladin bp's most often. The undead bard has spawned within 2 hours of killing trakanon for me once. Also had undead bard spawn 22 hours after doing epic turn in previously.
Notes on his spawn time.
# Jun 19 2009 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
I've spent a lot of time in Trak's lair killing all the jugs and reets that surround it so I've seen the bard come and go numerous times.

Times that I've noted:

I've killed real-Trak and logged into the bard being up 12 hours later.

I've seen the bard-Trak die and the bard spawn again within 6 hours.

I've logged in 30min-1hour after server reset and the bard was up.

My guess just by information is that his spawn is 6-18 hours random after death and most likely spawns on server up.

Edited, Jun 19th 2009 12:02pm by MoonPirate
spawn broken again?
# May 18 2008 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
Bard must be broken again. ive had a toon at his spawn point for 3 weeks and only the real trak will spawn (on Fenin Ro)
spawn broken again?
# Dec 17 2008 at 5:24 AM Rating: Good
he isn't broken, he was never broken, Trakanon kills UDB on sight
Fight smarter not harder.
pop timer
# Apr 14 2008 at 5:40 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
anyone have repop timer on this guy if he isnt up from someone kiling him or how long it takes for him to pop if trak kills him. im after the bard epic trak and would be nice to have some repop timers incase i have to deal with a few rounds of this guy/trak to get my spawned verson.
# Mar 10 2008 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
Was in OS today with my druid looking for Trakanon. He wasn't up. An Undead Bard was, however, and I was selling him some of my loots off the juggs. Suddenly, he depopped in the middle of my transaction and Trak popped right on me and almost immediately banished me. Cleared the mushroom guys from that room and ran back invised. To make a long story short, he banished me 3 times before I could get summoned back and ironically, I had run all the way back almost to him when he finally summoned. Lost agro every time except the last one and then swiftly nuked him to his death. Never seen Trak, bard, or much of this zone before... wasn't around when this content was current. Just bored and thought I'd wander in. Not sure if this info is relevant, important, or whatever, but thought I'd share nonetheless.
UDB Questions
# Feb 11 2007 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
im sure these questions could help other people also...

1) do you have to turn in the lute body to spawn trak or can u just kill him and then spawn him

2) if #1 is false can you turn in the lute body if your not a bard?
UDB Questions
# Mar 11 2007 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
Yes and yes, if you kill him without lute you blew spawn
# Dec 18 2006 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know that this guy sells lutes... lol just a amusing fact!
# May 04 2007 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
This is actually awesome for anyone that is unlucky when camping reet crowns =) It took me about 3 hours to get one, so I sold a lot of my junk to this guy.
# Dec 18 2006 at 3:13 PM Rating: Excellent
Ungainly Ninja
6,998 posts
skakiddan wrote:
Anyone know that this guy sells lutes... lol just a amusing fact!

They do now, thanks.
# Jun 17 2006 at 8:21 AM Rating: Default
So there have been several patches the last week.

Phinny's fishes are back in place(his gaurds so you aggro them)

So spawned undead bard/trak.

No one else was engaged, he banished me, but did he summon me back .... NO... he came after like 20minutes and had 1000 friends, it was impossible for me to kill them all and his so ended up dieing, and now another 20 hour+ wait.

He banished 1 time... did not summon back wtf is up with that? Not one time..
RE: WTF....
# Jun 17 2006 at 12:32 PM Rating: Default
1,087 posts
did you knock him below 95% before he banished?
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Retired again
RE: WTF....
# Jul 07 2008 at 3:35 AM Rating: Default
Its at 96% and lower that mobs summon, not 94.
So getting him below 97% will get him to summon.


No, now it's 97% and lower, because 1 damage used to bring a mob to 99%, now a mob will show more accurate percentage.

Edited, Jul 19th 2008 12:26am by Cronuus
RE: WTF....
# Jun 20 2012 at 2:41 AM Rating: Decent
Mobs can now summon after you do one damage to them.

Edit: I was very incorrect, have to do more than one damage for a mob to summon you.

Edited, Jul 25th 2012 1:02am by Quatinn
Easy Kill with high levels
# Oct 13 2003 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Finally got around to killing UDB/Trak for my brother's epic. Some hints for the kill for anyone thinking about doing this: make sure you have a mage for the tank group (MA/SA in same group), and bring dps with you. He's an insanely easy kill with 15 people, I don't think he lasted 30 seconds. It's quite probable he can be done with a single group of 65's with the right mix (and for sure he could be done by a group of sk's with HT or a mix of SK's and wizzies).

From the amount he dropped from my HT, I suspect Trak has 32khp. His damage output, however, isn't much except for his DoT, which doesn't really matter in a fight like this.
# Aug 10 2002 at 7:48 AM Rating: Default
When a group i was in killed this guy we got a faction message: your faction with Beta Neutral cannot get any worse! .... donnae know if this was a bug or what ... just 2cp

RE: Faction?
# Oct 15 2002 at 7:41 AM Rating: Default
Beta Neutral is an actual faction. Look it up in the beastiary. There are a few quests to do to raise it if you ever need to. Just my 2cp
# Apr 22 2002 at 9:15 PM Rating: Default
Awww, look at the picture! It's an old world skellie! =) I miss those guys.
# Mar 26 2002 at 3:13 AM Rating: Default
This guy is easy to kill after you hand in the Mystical Lute Body, but the Trakanon spawned is just as tough to kill as the regular spawn. 24-30 is recommended with high PR for 1200DD AE (poison based) and MR for the AE blind (deadly when it lands on the healers)
RE: Tough
# Mar 26 2002 at 3:16 AM Rating: Good
Forgot to mention that the UDB is on a 20 hour spawn and is KOS to the real Trakanon. This means when Trak is up UDB chain dies until he's taken down giving the UDB time to spawn unharmed. Plain english: After regular Trak dies it will pop between then and 20 hours later. I recommend raiding the day after Trakanon is taken down. Easy trick is to leave a corpse in the lair from the previous raid. When anywhere in zone you can target youself, cast locate corpse, then use bind sight to keep a watchful eye on the spawn.
RE: Tough
# Sep 23 2002 at 11:06 AM Rating: Default
good idea but have to be in casting range of the spell.
RE: Tough
# Jan 27 2004 at 9:31 PM Rating: Default
bind sight has no distance restriction, never has. please dont try to offer advice on things yu are not certain of. i have used this spell to bounce arounds zones from mob to mob; and used on corpse finding mission, (locate corpse, bind sight--then lok around)
RE: Tough
# Apr 15 2004 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
I know the last post was a few months ago, but because of the rudeness of the post, I feel it needs a correction. There has been a distance restriction on Bind Sight in the past. When I began playing EQ in '99 all was peachy and I could bounce Bind Sight all over the place. Then after a patch (which I think included a message about it) I was able to go only so far and though I wouldn't return to my own sight, I could no further. This has since been return to it's normal lack of limits, or so I've been told. So... please don't give advice on things yu[sid] are not certain about.

RE: Tough
# Apr 12 2003 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
I dont know about other classes bind sight spells, but the bind sight song for bards has a limitless it would work from the zone-in to trak's lair just fine.
RE: Tough
# Apr 19 2003 at 2:22 PM Rating: Default
Bind sight for wizzies has no distance restriction. I've cast it on group members and mobs a mile away.
RE: Tough
# Jun 25 2004 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
Umm why do all that? Just level a Ranger alt high enough to be escorted near Trak's room in range to Track Trak and in a safe spot then logg him..Pop in from time to time and check him out..
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