a rancorous ghast  


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These ghasts spawn randomly all over the Lesser Faydark zone, apparently triggered by killing the other undeads. They only spawn during night time (12-6 am). The heart it drops (every one out of 3 or 4 kills) is the ghast heart for the Initiate of Tunare quest.

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Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2020-10-01 09:58:16.

Minimum Level: 9
Maximum Level: 12
Expansion: Original
Effects Used:Ghoul Root
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TLP update
# Dec 07 2016 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I was hunting these last night on the Phinny TLP server. I was playing lvl 7 pally/druid. I would cast sense undead with the pally and would either target a skeleton, mummy, or ghast. I killed about 6 ghasts and got one heart. I set the heart for always need on my druid in the advanced looting system. He rolled, won the roll, but didn't loot the heart. I'm not sure what happened to it, it disappeared from the advanced loot menu, very upsetting. There was a death between killing the mob and winning the roll, so this may have been a factor. Brownies were killing me often, and I think I am going to wait until lvl 10 to come back with SoW. I'm trying to do quests on this duo at a lvl where the quests still give exp, like the old FV server. Hopefully the loot bug was a one time thing. I did this quest on my main druid back in the day, and it seems that the spawning has changed. The ghasts were up during ingame daytime.

I will post an update when I go back!

Also, I'm going to blog my progress with this duo, if anyone is interested!

# Jun 11 2014 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
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If you are a druid, then track is ideal for you when you get track at level 20. For a cleric, Sense the Dead is the best spell here as it finds any undead in the zone closest to you. So, near 8pm Game Time, start killing all undead in the zone (track if a druid and SOW is a must). Or, a fast mount on a cleric with Sense the Dead. These ghasts will eventually spawn. I was able to get 1 heart out of 4 spawns during the time frame they were up.
# Feb 08 2014 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
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11 hours killing undead all ove rzone now and running from equestrielle, hve seen 3 Ghasts now, and got 1 heart, need 4 in total , ((((
still popping
# Feb 04 2014 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I killed maybe 127under romaing LFD over 5 hours real time, ONE rancourous ghast popped, ofc he had no loot at all, will take time to get my Classic Druid her tunare necklace I guess, always dodging red brownies and tainted brownies and equestrielles, but have nailed thistle underbrush twice so afr trying to get classic druid shoukders but ofc he not dropped them yet, slayed whimsy larkbow toobut ofc didn't drop bow., also niling he orc chief/leggo for xp help me to hit lev 21
# Feb 02 2014 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
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The top step PH timer (usually a mummy) is pretty quick, 4minutes 50.
so u have prolly 10 attempts per EQ night cycle
For PEQ members...
# Oct 07 2010 at 5:30 AM Rating: Decent
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For those of you on the PEQ server - things are a bit different for these guys.

They no longer spawn randomly at night.
They no longer wander the zone.

There is only 1 place-holder for them.
Kill any mobs on the TOP step at the Obelisk. (usually a mummy)
It has to be at night...otherwise the Obelisk is empty. (wait till about 8pm to begin)

The mob will respawn every 3 hours (that is every 3 E.Q. hours I mean)
Sometimes you'll get another mummy...sometimes it will be the Ghast.
The span of time you have to work with is narrow. You will only have a few chances to cycle through the place-holder before dawn comes...and the undead all de-spawn.
Then you start all over at around 8pm!

My tip for collecting hearts is as follows....

Bind yourself about 100 feet away from the Obelisk.
I bind myself 100 feet SOUTH of it so the big tree is on the LEFT and small one on the RIGHT.

Spend your time elsewhere till 8pm - then GATE back in and cycle things through.
Don't worry about Equestrielle or any other nasty mobs at this bind-spot. You will be safe.

Hope this helps!

Spawn Info
# May 21 2005 at 4:06 AM Rating: Decent
Well I went to Lesser Fay for some hearts, spent several days (eq time) and couldent seem to find any, so I got the great idea of killin mummys and skellys, sure enough 1 popped, 12 am game time. Dropped the heart. So next time around, I got all the skellys in the zone on me, waited till 10 PM, game time, and killed them all. Then I checked tracking, and got 5 Ghasts to pop, all about 2 am. So it looks as if undeads are place holders, and if they pop during the 12 - 6 Am time, it will prolly be a ghast. I got 2 hearts out of 6 kills.
# Oct 01 2003 at 2:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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I am Yambis Dayblaze from the PREXUS server. I've always made an extra effort to help out younger wood elves of Tunare. This is why I have a large supply of Putrescent Hearts in my bank at all times. The quest for the Initiate Symbol of Tunare can be multi-quested. (Along with the rest of the quests to gain the Warden Symbol eventually) I'd like to make it known that I offer this service to those that need it. Send a /tell when you're ready to prove your devotion to the Mother of All and we'll get it done.
New office hours...
# May 19 2003 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Saw one spawn at exactly 8 PM, so they've expanded their hours at least by some.
still trying to do it
# Mar 17 2003 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
im a lvl 25 bout to be 26 druid on saryn server and im still trying to do it javascript:view_profile(614846);
Wish Me Luck
# Mar 06 2003 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
Well despite the evil things you all have to say I'm gonna try this quest out...wish me luck! Oh and I almost killed that eeeeeevil SK horse at level 30 with a 31 pally friend. We partnered that horse and got him down to 20% health until he feared us both...
Wish Me Luck
# Aug 26 2006 at 3:59 PM Rating: Default
So, in other words, you got OWNED by that horse... just admit it.
Trivial Loot
# Feb 06 2003 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
I read that the hearts are a Trivial Loot, so at what level does that come into effect
RE: Trivial Loot
# Apr 02 2003 at 2:14 AM Rating: Default
Trivial Loot no longer exists except on FV server which has the lowest population of all servers. It's a pathetic attempt to fix a problem no one really cares about, but don't worry the hearts drop for anyone unless you play on FV.
RE: Trivial Loot
# Feb 12 2003 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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i killed it at level 51 and it still dropped so i don't think that is in effect.
# Aug 08 2002 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
How on earth do you get these things to spawn, been here 3 EQ days and seen one (which didnt have a heart). Tried everything on this board but just cant seem to find any :(
no probs
# Apr 02 2002 at 6:08 AM Rating: Decent
im a 29 druid on Karana. Did exactly what it says at the top. At about 10pm i started killing all skeletons i could find. at 12pm-1am i saw the first "a Rancorous Ghast" on my tracking list. They pop anywhere in Lfay. Killed him pretty quick with 2 Combusts (171dmg). looted a heart and started killing skellies again. i found 3 more ghasts that night. 2 more droped hearts so i had 3 hearts after one EQ night! maybe i got lucky =) The next night i killed 1 more ghast and got the last heart. Now im having problems with Larik (Necromancer for Disciple quest) who doesn't want to pop no matter how many skeletons and mummies i kill on and around the Obelisk! *sigh* oh well...
RE: no probs
# May 17 2003 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
Ok here's what ya do for the necromancer.. at the oblisk make sure ALL mobs around it are skeletons only, no mummies! Then at 4PM kill the skeleton on the bottom step.. I did this n' BAM necro spawns bout 10 PM for me No Probs, had to get the courier the 2nd time round cause he made it to the DE camp n' I got aggroed, he runs from the Steamfont side of the zone. Good luck!! =)
RE: no probs
# Aug 10 2006 at 2:00 PM Rating: Default
But only do this on a full moon, after drinking two glasses of orange juice and make sure you wear your lucky socks.
RE: no probs
# Nov 28 2002 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
yes you were extremely lucky... A thing that i dont have. I played for 3 hours found 4 ghasts and not a single heart. thats must mean im lucky in the wrong way. Gl on this quests it is easy to give up i know i want to. And im lvl 40 btw.
# Mar 26 2002 at 6:24 AM Rating: Default
The quest says:

Min lvl 8

These guys are bloody lvl 13! how is a lvl 8 cleric gonna kill one?
RE: WAT!!!!!
# Aug 28 2002 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
Actually, a cleric should own Undead mobs, even a couple levels higher than them...

My 2cp
RE: WAT!!!!!
# Apr 09 2002 at 11:10 PM Rating: Default
my rogue was soloing kodiaks at lvl 8 of course she is very nicely equiped but still, in a group you can easily kill these at lvl 8 and as for lvls um you can get to lvl 8 in one day easy lvl 15 or so in 2 days if you really try maybe even higher lvl than that lvl 8 isn't a big deal
RE: WAT!!!!!
# Apr 02 2002 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
One gets in a group
no hearts yet
# Feb 26 2002 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
While in Lesser Fay hunting my corrupted brownie, I hunted a few of these. Killed 2, got no hearts. But i'll keep trying..

Why would a 56th Druid want to do the Tunare quest? Because the first necklace's effect has been changed to HASTE....at least on the Test Server..

Cronealus Arbor
56th Preserver of Tunare
<Stormbringer Legacy>
Test Server

RE: no hearts yet
# May 25 2002 at 11:42 PM Rating: Default
The Tunare Initiate is the first part in a three part quest for a mana free root neck piece. So, now why would a 56 druid want that? ;)
# Feb 23 2002 at 6:39 PM Rating: Default
Are the hearts NO DROP??
# Apr 23 2002 at 7:57 PM Rating: Default
Yes, but the quest can be multi-quested
Tough Critters?
# Feb 15 2002 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
This quest looks interesting but these guys seem to be above the head of a Level 11 Wood Elf Druid.

Any comments?

They look pretty spooky too! I really, really don't like the undead (or Orcs!!!! Yuck!!)

P.S. Brownies are really, really, really the worst!

Edited, Fri Feb 15 18:35:48 2002
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 14 2002 at 5:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) that lobster roll tasted MIGHTY good!
This quest has been changed
# Feb 02 2002 at 6:07 PM Rating: Default
Lately, the ghasts have been spawning often and giving a heart every kill. So far I have killed four and each gave a heart, and am now waiting on the night spawn time.

Lorellyn, 24 druid Vallon Zek
Spawns as of 11pm
# Jan 31 2002 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
I've been hunting this critter for a while now and it seems to consitently start spawning as of 11pm

Druid of Tunare
heart loots.
# Dec 01 2001 at 8:15 AM Rating: Default
killed 4 and on all ghasts was a heart.
# Sep 17 2001 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
I have killed 20 ghasts and have looted 3 hearts. It is beginning to feel like a rare drop on a rare spawn. I have more cords from Thistle than hearts.
RE: hearts
# Mar 13 2002 at 11:15 AM Rating: Default
ditto... been there a lil while now. Got 3 hearts and 9chords :p
RE: hearts
# Nov 22 2001 at 9:51 PM Rating: Default
16 posts
LOL you got that right.
what ive found
# Aug 16 2001 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
Ok here is my take. i read below about this plan if you follow the right wall and kill all the undead and gate back to the gf zone and then track you will get them to spawn. well i been doing that and its not really working, maybe getting one or two ghasts a night. however what i did find is that if you can get the ghoul boss to spawn and keep him alive, which i did just by asking people not to kill him, the ghasts spawn a lot more often...i got like 5 or 6 a night with the ghoul boss up. oh and i dont think there is a particlar spot at the obelisk that the ghoul boss spawns at, ive read on the hill or on the top step of the obelisk or the bottom step....for me he spawned off to the side by the tree, so i think its just a matter of killing all the undead at the obelisk and getting him to spawn. i hope this helps you out.
Still Spawning?
# Aug 02 2001 at 11:24 AM Rating: Default
Anyone seen these guys in a while? I play on Karana and been killin every undead I track, but no luck on the ghasts.
RE: Still Spawning?
# Sep 07 2001 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
I play on tallon vek and killed one today...dropped to heart too
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