Yelinak's Head  

Quest Started By:Description:
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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Faction Required:
King Tormax (Min: Dubious)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
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Era:Scars of Velious
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Tue Feb 27 20:03:50 2001
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
You say, 'Hail, King Tormax'

King Tormax says 'Greetings, Dark Elf. You know who I am, but I only vaguely know of you. My purpose is simple, I will rule these lands like my father, and my grandfather before him. All tasks but two are inconsequential to me.

You say, 'what tasks'

King Tormax says 'The tasks are simple, Dark Elf. I wish the death of the other 'powers' of this frozen waste land. If you are able to destroy either of my mortal foes, bring me proof of your exploits and you will be known as the hero of Kael Drakkel.

You say, 'What powers?'

King Tormax laughs deeply, 'I speak of the foolish old dragon Yelinak and that pitiful Dain Frostreaver.'

Lord Yelinak is a very tough dragon in Skyshrine. Kill him and bring back his head for your gauntlets.
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Faction Hits
# Jun 27 2016 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Confirmed can be done at Dubious. He won't give you the quest text, but just turn in the head anyway.

Your faction standing with King Tormax has been adjusted by 500.
Your faction standing with Kromzek has been adjusted by 483. (I'm now max ally, guildie said theirs was 500)
Your faction standing with Yelinak could not possibly get any worse. (Assuming its -250 like Dain)
Your faction standing with Dain Frostreaver IV has been adjusted by -250.
You gain experience!!
Faction Hits
# Jun 28 2016 at 12:02 AM Rating: Good
BlinkorTT wrote:
Confirmed can be done at Dubious. He won't give you the quest text, but just turn in the head anyway.

Your faction standing with King Tormax has been adjusted by 500.
Your faction standing with Kromzek has been adjusted by 483. (I'm now max ally, guildie said theirs was 500)
Your faction standing with Yelinak could not possibly get any worse. (Assuming its -250 like Dain)
Your faction standing with Dain Frostreaver IV has been adjusted by -250.
You gain experience!!

Thanks, added.
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The kill
# Dec 23 2011 at 9:42 AM Rating: Good
39 posts
Yelinak is an absolute BREEZE to kill these days, but finding him still remains a challenge. I think the maze was created to discourage raid mob farmers, as well as thin out the numbers of a raid back in the day by getting some people lost.
the turn in
# Mar 19 2008 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
FYI I did the turn in while dubious to Tormax, plus he was the Fabled version heh.

[Thu Mar 06 19:36:25 2008] You say, 'Hail, The Fabled King Tormax'
[Thu Mar 06 19:36:25 2008] The Fabled King Tormax says 'Why do I even suffer such lesser beings in my presence? Remove yourself, Half Elf, else I'll have my guards relieve you of your head.'

I just handed him the head...

[Thu Mar 06 19:36:42 2008] Your faction standing with King Tormax got better.
[Thu Mar 06 19:36:42 2008] Your faction standing with Kromzek could not possibly get any better.
[Thu Mar 06 19:36:42 2008] Your faction standing with Yelinak got worse.
[Thu Mar 06 19:36:42 2008] Your faction standing with Dain Frostreaver IV got worse.
[Thu Mar 06 19:36:42 2008] You gain party experience!!
[Thu Mar 06 19:36:48 2008] The Fabled King Tormax judges you amiably -- what would you like your tombstone to say?

Went from dubious to Amiable. Nice.

Edited, Mar 19th 2008 8:12pm by fcoty
Recent Updates???
# Feb 03 2004 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Anyone done this turn-in recently? Have there been any faction changes? Will Tormax take the head if I am dubious, or is higher faction required?
# Dec 07 2003 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
Can anyone else conform a SoS rogue thats KoS getting this turn in done without text? I have head and don't want to blow it but really will take me a while personaly to get the faction.

Will being indifferent be enough using sneak?

Thanks in advance!
Hide/Sneak to indiff faction does work
# Nov 06 2003 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
Today I went to hand in Yeli's head with my rogue, i'm max KOS to all forms of giant so faction change was waaay out of my way. I did hide/sneak was indiff, walked behind Tormax so when i hand in head and hide breaks i won't be pummeled, handed head in got gloves, reset hide and was all dandy. However when i went to pull up the gloves out of my backpack to link to guild i accidentally hit my mask of deception sitting ontop in my inventory. Needless to say i was a roadstain pretty quickly, drug corpse back out got rez all is good. =)
RE: Hide/Sneak to indiff faction does work
# Nov 19 2003 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
328 posts
Even when I was ally to every giant on the continent of Velious, they would pounce on me if I had the audacity of dragging a corpse within their sacred walls in Kael. It didn't matter if I was invis at the time or not.

How were you able to drag your corpse in Kael without agroing all those giants in and around Tormax's throne?

Edited, Wed Nov 19 22:54:15 2003
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RE: Hide/Sneak to indiff faction does work
# Nov 21 2003 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
A Rogue with SoS(Shroud of Stealth lvl 63 rogue aa ability) can sneak/hide past pretty much anything short of a god (CT, Inny and RZ were able to see me) and can drag in Kael and even NToV wihtout getting aggro, the only thing to worry about with SoS really is that an area effect will break your hide.

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Indifferent faction works
# Oct 10 2003 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
I handed in heads to Bvellos till I got to dubious with Tormax, then used sneak to get indiff. Have new groovy gloves!

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Raw numbers for Kael faction while keeping Coldain
# Sep 10 2003 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
85 posts
Since I've never been able to find any solid numbers on this, everything in the past has been people saying "I think it took" and "if I remember right", I parsed my logs over the two weeks I worked on faction. All faction hits were from either Coldain Heads or killing trash mobs in Skyshrine (nothing higher than 1/3 of the way or so up the maze).

Starting Kromriff, Kromzek, and King Tormax factions were max KOS.

Took two negative hits (to all three factions) while farming, from mercenaries who agroed in Wakening Lands.

83 coldain heads to the Kromriff recruiter got me to amiable with Kromriff.

1227 dead dragon kin (plus the 83 earlier heads) and I was still threatening to Kromzek.

1294 dead dragon kin (plus the 83 earlier heads) and I was apprehensive to Kromzek.

At 272 coldain heads turned in to Captain Bvellos, I was amiable to KT, but not high enough to get quest text.

Somewhere between 272 and 290 heads, I went from amiable to kindly and was able to get the quest text with King Tormax.
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Faction Required
# May 15 2003 at 4:17 PM Rating: Default
As of 5/14/2003, I was able to turn in my Yelinak head to Tormax with high dubious faction. I assume the same will be for the belt.

Edited, Thu May 15 16:40:26 2003
RE: Faction Required
# Aug 12 2003 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
I have the head and warm , ally faction . Why they con differently , I dont know . I would really like some conformation before I ty to turn my stuff in though .
RE: Faction Required
# Jul 21 2003 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone else can confirm this?

#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 21 2003 at 2:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'm just dreaming of the day that I can get out of my guild which is lvl 40-55 and move to a 60-65 guild and whipe out this dragon. Get my head.. and take it in for my gaunts... That'll rock.. short quest if you think about it...
# Mar 11 2003 at 10:46 PM Rating: Default
for the average person that is near max kos tormax i believe 320 dwarf heads will get you high enough to do the quest . ( thats without actualy killing dwarfs for the heads) if you kill dwarfs also and dont care about later doing the coldain ring quest it should take less.

my war is ally tormax and zek and kindly riff ( started as ogre war and never killed a giant) and turned in like 120 heads . my wizard on the other had was the one killing dwarfs ( will never do shawls) and max kos and he had to turn in about 280 heads for max ally ( dwarves hate me so much they tell bedtime stories to scare the young about me)

for farming heads as a lvl 60+ wizzy is to bind in the mines and mem sunstrike and hav a dd focus item and just 1 sunstrike each will kill the worker dwarfes ( they have about 1700hp) and the named have about 3600hp ( the gaurds are much harder ( blue to 60) and not worth the trouble since they dont see invis .so a horse and kei sitting in the big mine room and invising and going to the small room at the entrance is a total of 8 dwarfs and 1 named ( every 2-3rd round) per rotation and you can do them pretty much continiously and if you are 65 with decient aa and gear you can kill them non stop and possibly quad big room gaurds too ( havent been back there since early luclin)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 19 2002 at 12:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) man. just like the post "ugh" i need to stop looking at stuff like this. im a lvl 32 war and these gloves have more ac than my bp! not to mention 40% haste. man that would be so awsome with my wurmmy. hey i can dream cant i?
RE: kinedekk
# Jan 28 2003 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
Haha, there should be a special character animation for the reaction there would be if someone wearing these gaunts busted out a wurmy. Not flaming by any means though - I totally understand why you would want these, the picture just made me chuckle. :)

Edited, Tue Jan 28 09:56:10 2003
#Anonymous, Posted: May 09 2002 at 5:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ya this stuff is gonna make me cry to, prolly go on myself if i see mroe gloves with 30 or more ac:(
# Apr 26 2002 at 12:00 AM Rating: Default
I realy need to stop looking at these items heh; i'ts just gonna depress me heh...they're all so far away lol.
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# Apr 29 2002 at 1:19 AM Rating: Default
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# Apr 04 2002 at 9:29 PM Rating: Default
I was just recently awarded the head of the dragon, and I was just wondering if all I had to do was turn in the head to get the gaunts. It says so uptop, but just to make myself feel better.


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#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 03 2002 at 12:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hehe, I heard of Yelinak, but not of Yelinik =P
# Feb 13 2002 at 11:06 PM Rating: Good
I read a really nice post about faction once.

faction goes from -2000 to 0 to +2000
-2000 to 0 is scowls, glares, glower
0 to +2000 is indiff, amiable, kindly, warmly, ally

Yeli kill = 500 tormax pts
dain guards = 50
dain = 500 (i think)
turning in dorf heads to bvellos = 10

They say high amiable to do this. Warmly is safe bet. 20 named dragons in WW will get you to amiable Zek so you can turn in dorf heads.

I didnt get good Rif faction and had them chasing me around in kael at times.

With a busy raid schedule it took me almost 3 weeks to finally get the faction for these.
Factor in also that Tormax is 7-11 day spawn and is dead 1 hour after spawning.

RE: faction
# Jul 14 2002 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
I think I heard somewhere that with either Velious or Luclin(one of the two), the maximum LOW faction was lowered to -3000 =P

Not sure where i heard that though.

-Thommus Slighthand
RE: faction
# May 08 2003 at 7:27 PM Rating: Default
After a total of 5 Yeli/Dain kills, still scowled at by Tormax as of Last night. Of course, I started at max kos heh.
# Feb 06 2002 at 12:50 PM Rating: Default
I really don't wanna bottom out my coldain faction, as I hope to do the ring quest one day. What dragons do I need to kill to raise this faction with Tormax?
# Jul 15 2001 at 7:43 AM Rating: Default
You want to get faction for the Giants quickly, killing the Coldain Royals raises it the fastest.
Tormax faction
# Jun 07 2001 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
You can raise Tormax faction by killing Coldains in GD green mobs dropping heads randomly. Or you can kill the Royals in Icewell keep a fast faction gainer. Killing Dain is an amazing increase in Tormax faction. I was kos to all 3 giant factions in Kael. For 11 hrs I killed dorfs in GD and turned in 43 heads, also went on 1 dain killing and my faction was Warmly to icegiants or warmly to Kromriff, Ally to Tormax, Ally to Kromzek. Main factions for Kael armor is Kromzek, and for this item is Tormax also for frostbringer quest.
Dark Elf ?
# Jan 23 2001 at 9:28 PM Rating: Default
Do you have to be a dark elf to do this quest, or just have good faction with King Tormax ?

And if it is faction you need, what could i go about doing to raise it ?

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RE: Dark Elf ?
# Feb 19 2001 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
hehehe .... any race can do the quest.

The "Dark Elf" part is simply that the NPC happens to respond to you race, and the person who posted the quest info happened to be a dark elf.

#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 26 2001 at 4:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Kill Giants in Kael Drakkel and do quests in Skyshrine. Killing the Dain is no easy task though as he is the ruler of the dwarves in Thurgadin.
# Mar 06 2001 at 7:59 AM Rating: Default
Kill giants to raise King Tormex's faction? Um, no. Try killing Coldain Dwarves wherever you can find them (except the ones in Crystal Cavurns, those are on different faction). Specifically, turn in Coldain heads to Captain Bvellos in the bank in Kael Drakkal, that's what really raises your faction with the king, the rest only raises faction with kromrif and kromzek giants.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 30 2001 at 9:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You dont need faction unless you like to kill the King for sport!
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