Crusader's Test of the Lord (#7)  

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Level:40
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Era:Ruins of Kunark
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This is the 7th Crusader test.

You say, 'Hail, Arch Duke Xog'

Arch Duke Xog says, 'These are the sacred unholy grounds of the Crusaders of Greenmist and the Scaled Mystics. If you do not belong to us, you must leave this temple at once or learn great suffering in the name of Cazic-Thule.'

You say, 'What about the Crusaders of Greenmist?'

Arch Duke Xog appears surprised at your words. 'You know of Greenmist? The Unholy Khukri of Rile? We once had knowledge of this weapon, but when our great cities were destroyed in 1056 A.G., so, too, were all the great libraries. We lost all records. An explorer named [Argest] claimed to have found one library still intact. Pure babble.'

You say, 'Who is Argest?'

Arch Duke Xog says 'Once a Lord of Pain, Argest is now a great explorer. No lizard has seen more of Kunark than he. He returned one season ago to tell tales of an [ancient library]. He said that he believed that there he would find a tome which would reveal the location of the ancient crusader weapon, Greenmist.'

You say, 'What about the ancient libraries?'

Arch Duke Xog says 'There are many ancient libraries yet to be discovered. Our once great cities have been decimated, if not by our foes, then by nature itself. Within the outlands are many ruins which have yet to reveal themselves. We look forward to the discovery of these ruins by such explorers as Lord [Argest] the Great.'

You say, 'Where is argest?'

Arch Duke Xog becomes despondent at your question. 'Alas, our chance of locating Greenmist is lost as long as Argest remains missing. Reports have come in from the Legion's deep range patrols that he may be in the Frontier Mountain range. At least, that is where the patrol captain found Argest's walking staff. He might have been captured, killed or even digested!!'



PART I

First you must collect six scrolls. The scrolls are located in the following places:

I is dropped by the "failed crypt raider" in Kaesora.

He also drops a note that reads:

I have found one more of the scrolls and have learned the final three were en route to be rescribed in some ancient city called Torsis. When I find them I shall see that the final four are rejoined in my masters realm.

The reference to Torsis leads you to the City of Mist.

II, III, and IV are dropped by the Spectral Courier.

V is dropped by the dark librarian in Castle Mistmoore.

VI is dropped by the dark librarian assistant in Castle Mistmoore.



PART II

After collecting the scrolls, you must see and free the imprisoned Argest.

In the Frontier Mountains goblin caves at approximately -2110, +1720, -435, kill "a goblin penkeeper" and "a goblin penmaster" (and place holders) until you loot:

A Bone Key
A Bone Necklace
A Stone Key

An enslaved iksar (wearing chain armor) is found in the goblin caves at approximately -2165, +1635, -435 (left side spawn, the placeholder is "an iksar slave" on Legion of Cabilis faction).

You say, 'Hail, an enslaved iksar'

an enslaved iksar looks up at you. You can tell his spirit is broken. His scars speak of a severe beating.

You say, 'Where are the scrolls of Vok Na Zov?'

an enslaved iksar says, 'Forget them. I believe all six scrolls lie in the [Kaesora Library] and that is no safe place for any explorer. The scrolls are not readable by any living person, but I came here in search of a machine which may be able to decipher them, the [Stupendous Contraption]. Should you return to Cabilis, see that the Arch Duke hears of the scrolls.'

You say, 'What is this Stupendous Contraption?'

an enslaved iksar says, 'I have learned it was a machine tinkered by a legendary gnome. It has many uses. It lies in the slave pens of Droga. Perhaps it may be used to decipher the [Scrolls of Vok Na Zov]. I have leearned that it will not work without a [contraption needle]. Luckily I have found one in my journeys.'

You say, 'I need the contraption needle.'

an enslaved iksar says, 'The contraption needle is a piece of the machine, the [Stupendous Contraption]. It won't operate without it and if you want it, you're going to have to bring me the [pen keys].'

You say, 'Which pen keys?'

an enslaved iksar says, 'Pen keys!! I need the pen keys to get out of here! Find the ones who hold these keys. Bring me the key to pen number 1 and both keys to the pen gates. Do so and I shall give you the [contraption needle].'

Hand him the three keys.

an enslaved iksar says, 'Oh no!! The bargain was, you bring me the keys to the main gates and the pen key to cell one.'
an enslaved iksar says, 'Oh no!! The bargain was, you bring me the keys to the main gates and the pen key to cell one.'
an enslaved iksar escapes with a flash, but before he goes, he speaks, 'At last!! The keys which shall bring me freedom! I thank you and here is the contraption needle. Good luck.'

You receive a Coarse Iron Needle.

In the Temple of Droga jail area, find "a goblin prison warden" at -52, +1078, -251. It drops Droga Jail Key (Temporary, used for opening jail doors).

In the pottery wheel (called Tinmizer's Stupendous Contraption) at -197, +1114, -249, combine:

Coarse Iron Needle
Illegible Scroll
Illegible Scroll
Illegible Scroll
Illegible Scroll
Illegible Scroll
Illegible Scroll

This produces a Stupendous Tome. Turn in this item along with your Hero's Khukri to Arch Duke Xog to complete the quest.

Arch Duke Xog says, 'A true crusader would have brought to me what I requested. The Hero Khukri and the Tome of Vok Na Zov.'

Arch Duke Xog says, 'A legible tome of the scrolls of Vok Na Zov! What a find this is!! May the unholy curses of Cazic flow through you. Please accept the weapon of a Lord of Pain. To abandon it is to abandon our ways and earn yourself the hatred of our order.'

Your faction standing with Crusaders Of Greenmist got better.
Your faction standing with Legion Of Cabilis got better.
You gain experience!! (20% of an AA at Level 59)
You receive 7 platinum from Arch Duke Xog.

You receive the Grand Lord Khukri.
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# Oct 19 2020 at 9:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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This quest 7 takes substantially longer than the previous. Camping the spectral in city of mist pops in the left side of stables and the right, both in interior rooms. Crypt raider pops in the Kaesora library and placeholders could be any that roam pathing through the building or the static on the first floor. Librarian spawns in Mistmoore castle in the room to the right after going up the stairs in the grand foyer entrance. Room looks like a library. The assistant spawns opposite there in the room far left coming up the stairs, a bedroom and a study with a fireplace.

Goblin penkeepers and penmasters spawn in frontier mountains on live and on TLP in the caves in the southwest quadrant. The room has the two iksar slaves, the enslaved which you need, so you know it the right place. After all that you need to plan a trip to temple of droga jail regardless to combine in the pottery wheel there. There is a trap pit in the floor above that will allow you to fall into the jail cell and exit a fake wall into the center. The locked cell with the stupendous machine you need access to will require a rogue or bad that CAN pick the lock.

Log:
[Sun Oct 18 15:43:08 2020] You say, 'Hail, Arch Duke Xog'
[Sun Oct 18 15:43:09 2020] Arch Duke Xog says, 'These are the sacred unholy grounds of the Crusaders of Greenmist and the Scaled Mystics. If you do not belong to us, you must leave this temple at once or learn great suffering in the name of Cazic-Thule.'
[Sun Oct 18 15:43:19 2020] You say, 'Crusaders of Greenmist'
[Sun Oct 18 15:43:19 2020] Arch Duke Xog appears surprised at your words. 'You know of Greenmist? The Unholy Khukri of Rile? We once had knowledge of this weapon, but when our great cities were destroyed in 1056 A.G., so, too, were all the great libraries. We lost all records. An explorer named [Argest] claimed to have found one library still intact. Pure babble.'
[Sun Oct 18 15:43:36 2020] You say, 'who is argest?'
[Sun Oct 18 15:43:37 2020] Arch Duke Xog says, 'Once a Lord of Pain, Argest is now a great explorer. No lizard has seen more of Kunark than he. He returned one season ago to tell tales of an [ancient library]. He said that he believed that there he would find a tome which would reveal the location of the ancient crusader weapon, Greenmist.'
[Sun Oct 18 15:43:57 2020] You say, 'what ancient library'
[Sun Oct 18 15:43:58 2020] Arch Duke Xog says, 'There are many ancient libraries yet to be discovered. Our once great cities have been decimated, if not by our foes, then by nature itself. Within the outlands are many ruins which have yet to reveal themselves. We look forward to the discovery of these ruins by such explorers as Lord [Argest] the Great.'

@Frontier Mountains:
[Mon Oct 19 22:33:18 2020] You say, 'Hail, an enslaved iksar'
[Mon Oct 19 22:33:19 2020] An enslaved iksar looks up at you. You can tell his spirit is broken. His scars speak of a severe beating.
[Mon Oct 19 22:33:27 2020] You say, 'Where are the scrolls of Vok Na Zov?'
[Mon Oct 19 22:33:28 2020] An enslaved iksar says, 'Forget them. I believe all six scrolls lie in the [Kaesora Library] and that is no safe place for any explorer. The scrolls are not readable by any living person, but I came here in search of a machine which may be able to decipher them, the [Stupendous Contraption]. Should you return to Cabilis, see that the Arch Duke hears of the scrolls.'
[Mon Oct 19 22:33:51 2020] You say, 'Stupendous Contraption'
[Mon Oct 19 22:33:51 2020] An enslaved iksar says, 'I have learned it was a machine tinkered by a legendary gnome. It has many uses. It lies in the slave pens of Droga. Perhaps it may be used to decipher the [scrolls of Vok Na Zov]. I have learned that it will not work without a [contraption needle]. Luckily I have found one in my many journeys.'
[Mon Oct 19 22:34:20 2020] You say, 'contraption needle'
[Mon Oct 19 22:34:21 2020] An enslaved iksar says, 'The contraption needle is a piece of the machine, the [Stupendous Contraption]. It won't operate without it and if you want it, you're going to have to bring me the [pen keys].'
[Mon Oct 19 22:34:34 2020] You say, 'pen keys'
[Mon Oct 19 22:34:34 2020] An enslaved iksar says, 'Pen keys! I need the pen keys to get out of here! Find the ones who hold these keys. Bring me the key to pen number 1 and both keys to the pen gates. Do so and I shall give you the [contraption needle].'

Turn in:
[Mon Oct 19 22:34:57 2020] An enslaved iksar says, 'Oh no! The bargain was, you bring me the keys to the main gates and the pen key to cell one.'
[Mon Oct 19 22:34:57 2020] An enslaved iksar says, 'Oh no! The bargain was, you bring me the keys to the main gates and the pen key to cell one.'
[Mon Oct 19 22:34:57 2020] An enslaved iksar escapes with a flash, but before he goes, he speaks, 'At last! The keys which shall bring me freedom! I thank you and here is the contraption needle. Good luck.'
[Mon Oct 19 22:34:58 2020] You gain experience (with a bonus)!

@inside droga jail:
[Mon Oct 19 23:10:24 2020] You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Stupendous Tome.

Final turn in Cabilis:
[Mon Oct 19 23:19:26 2020] Arch Duke Xog says, 'A true crusader would have brought to me what I requested. The Hero Khukri and the Tome of Vok Na Zov.'
[Mon Oct 19 23:19:26 2020] Arch Duke Xog says, 'A legible tome of the scrolls of Vok Na Zov! What a find this is! May the unholy curses of Cazic flow through you. Please accept the weapon of a Lord of Pain. To abandon it is to abandon our ways and earn yourself the hatred of our order.'
[Mon Oct 19 23:19:26 2020] Your faction standing with Crusaders of Greenmist could not possibly get any better.
[Mon Oct 19 23:19:26 2020] Your faction standing with Legion of Cabilis could not possibly get any better.
[Mon Oct 19 23:19:26 2020] You gain experience (with a bonus)!
[Mon Oct 19 23:19:26 2020] You receive 7 platinum from Arch Duke Xog.
Where do we find the stupendous machine AFTER the Droga....
# Sep 21 2019 at 1:22 AM Rating: Good
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...upgrade? I just went down to the jail on my 65 WAR with some time gear, and got killed.

This is on Agnarr.
Where do we find the stupendous machine AFTER the Droga....
# Sep 21 2019 at 11:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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rja69 wrote:
...upgrade? I just went down to the jail on my 65 WAR with some time gear, and got killed.

This is on Agnarr.


Update: this is the status of this quest on Agnarr as of the date of this posting:

- The Penkeeper and Penmaster DO spawn in the Goblin Caves in the southwest corner of FM. They will, eventually, drop all 3 keys needed. The rarest one seems to be the necklace shaped key. I did this during a time period when rare spawns happened more often and it took 8-10 hours, much of which was waiting for the pen*** PHs to respawn which is about 20 mins.

- the Machine still only exists in the Droga jails, where very nasty and fangy spiders and other things live which are dark blue to lvl 65's, and have lots of HP. My lvl 65 WAR with 224 AAs, elemental, and some Time gear got killed by adds down there while scouting. The good news is, nothing sees invis, at least that I encountered. Since getting the keys to the Droga jail down there now is impossible if you don't have a group of 65's, I (Iksar) zoned in, immediately slurped 2 shrink pots and made myself invisible. I used a pre-nerf Circlet of Shadows, but you could probably also use Cloudy Potions. Fortunately invis did not drop and I got into the jail cell via the pit drop, went through the fake wall and then crouched down and squeezed through the jail cell door to the cell with the machine. Which had a bigass spider in it. But invis did not drop when I loaded and operated the machine and I got out still invis'd, again squeezing through the main jail cell door and heading to a nearby empty corridor, where I launched Origin. Naturally a pather chose that moment to see me, but I was lucky and arrived in Cabilis rooted and dotted, but alive. Even if I died at least I had the combine done and had the Stupendous Tome.

Did the turn in to Zog and am now ready to start on Greenmist, at lvl 39.
As of this date, on Agnarr...Droga is high lvl sooooo...
# Sep 21 2019 at 12:22 AM Rating: Good
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...it can't be where the quest happens anymore. Penmaster AND Penkeeper are spawning in the goblin caves in FM, but so far I haven't gotten the final 'key' I need, the bone necklace. Not sure where to find the stupendous machine either.
Where is the Goblin Penkeeper?
# Jun 13 2016 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
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As of June 13, 2016 I've been in the Frontier Mountains camping A Goblin Penkeeper and have yet to see him spawn, I am in the cave with both the Iksar slaves, I've seen the Penmaster spawn multiple times over my 3 day camp and still continuing. Anyone know if this quest is broken or am I doing something wrong? How can I get this dude to spawn? /sigh
Where is the Goblin Penkeeper?
# Jul 21 2016 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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penkeeper pop in Droga jail (in Tod)
Where is the Goblin Penkeeper?
# Jul 22 2016 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
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live server?
Penkeeper
# Feb 21 2016 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I have been camping Penkeeper on and off for a week now in FM on Ragefire Progressive server, as well as other SKs, and no one has seen him spawn in that time. I am pretty sure he is still broken. Looks like I will not be doing this quest after all, being on RF Velious will be out soon and this weap will be obsolete.
PART II
# Jun 09 2010 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
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After collecting the scrolls,

In Frontier Mountains, in the goblin caves at approximately /loc -2113 +1722 -434.
Kill a goblin penkeeper and a goblin penmaster (and place holders) until you loot:

* Bone Key
* Bone Necklace
* Stone Key

an enslaved iksar (wearing chain armor) in the goblin caves at approximately /loc -2166 +1634 -434 (Left side spawn, the placeholder an iksar slave is on legion of cabilis faction.)

Hail, an enslaved iksar.

an enslaved iksar looks up at you. You can tell his spirit is broken. His scars speak of a severe beating.

Where are the scrolls of Vok Na Zov?

an enslaved iksar says, 'Forget them. I believe all six scrolls lie in the [Kaesora Library] and that is no safe place for any explorer. The scrolls are not readable by any living person, but I came here in search of a machine which may be able to decipher them, the [Stupendous Contraption]. Should you return to Cabilis, see that the Arch Duke hears of the scrolls.'

What is this Stupendous Contraption?

an enslaved iksar says, 'I have learned it was a machine tinkered by a legendary gnome. It has many uses. It lies in the slave pens of Droga. Perhaps it may be used to decipher the [Scrolls of Vok Na Zov]. I have leearned that it will not work without a [contraption needle]. Luckily I have found one in my journeys.'

I need the contraption needle.

an enslaved iksar says, 'The contraption needle is a piece of the machine, the [Stupendous Contraption]. It won't operate without it and if you want it, you're going to have to bring me the [pen keys].'

Which pen keys?

an enslaved iksar says, 'Pen keys!! I need the pen keys to get out of here! Find the ones who hold these keys. Bring me the key to pen number 1 and both keys to the pen gates. Do so and I shall give you the [contraption needle].'

turn in:
* Bone Key
* Bone Necklace
* Stone Key

an enslaved iksar says, 'Oh no!! The bargain was, you bring me the keys to the main gates and the pen key to cell one.'
an enslaved iksar says, 'Oh no!! The bargain was, you bring me the keys to the main gates and the pen key to cell one.'
an enslaved iksar escapes with a flash, but before he goes, he speaks, 'At last!! The keys which shall bring me freedom! I thank you and here is the contraption needle. Good luck.'

receive:
Coarse Iron Needle

(an enslaved iksar did not despawn upon turn in)

In Temple of Droga, in the jail area,

a goblin prison warden /loc -52 +1078 -251 drops Droga Jail Key (Temporary, used for opening jail doors).

Tinmizer's Stupendous Contraption /loc approximately -197 +1114 -249 (pottery wheel).

Combine:
Coarse Iron Needle
Illegible Scroll
Illegible Scroll
Illegible Scroll
Illegible Scroll
Illegible Scroll
Illegible Scroll

receive:
Stupendous Tome

Turn in the Stupendous Tome and your Hero's Khukri to Arch Duke Xog
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# Jan 01 2010 at 5:37 PM Rating: Good
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What is the "dagger looking object?"


The "dagger looking object" is a coarse iron needle.

-- Troggdor, 50 Iksar Shadowknight of Quellious
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Argest, the lost and imprisoned crusader is located in the Temple of Droga. Kill many, many penskeepers and penmasters (and their place holders) until you obtain the keys listed below:

* A Bone Key
* A Bone Necklace
* A Stone Key

Next, use the keys to get to the inner jail area. Now wait until an iksar prisoner wearing gold chain type armor spawns in the iksar jail cell (during daytime). This is Argest.


With Droga revamp, all this has changed. This takes place in the goblin caves now.
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fcoty wrote:
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Argest, the lost and imprisoned crusader is located in the Temple of Droga. Kill many, many penskeepers and penmasters (and their place holders) until you obtain the keys listed below:

* A Bone Key
* A Bone Necklace
* A Stone Key

Next, use the keys to get to the inner jail area. Now wait until an iksar prisoner wearing gold chain type armor spawns in the iksar jail cell (during daytime). This is Argest.


With Droga revamp, all this has changed. This takes place in the goblin caves now.


But where is the machine now? I'm on Agnarr, the mobs are spawwning in the goblin caves but the machine is still in the jail.
keys to the jail gates and cell doors
# Jan 01 2010 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Next, use the keys to get to the inner jail area.


With the revamp of Droga, the Bone Key, Bone Necklace, and Stone Key are no longer used to open the locked doors/gates in the jail area. Now, there is a TEMPORARY item called Droga Jail Key which drops off of a goblin prison warden and a goblin janitor within Temple of Droga.

This key opens all locked gates/cell doors in the jail area.

I have read many of prior posts here. Most of the postings (and all of them that occur after the Droga revamp) mention that the method used by people to access the jail area is to shrink and walk through the gates. It makes sense to me now why everyone used this method due to the fact the key to the locked doors/gates has changed from the Bone Key, Bone Necklace, Stone Key to the Droga Jail Key.

The goblin prison warden is in the room that is immediately east of the area where you need to open the two locked gates to enter the jail area (Location = -100, +1100). This is the room east of Room #6 on the EQ Atlas map.

The goblin janitor is in one of the jail cells; the one whose cell door is off its hinges and lying on the ground (Location = -280, +1180).

-- Troggdor, 50 Iksar Shadowknight of Quellious
exact name of the Stupdendous Contraption
# Jan 01 2010 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
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will operate the stupendous machine (exact name?) he mentions

The exact name of this device is Tinmizer's Stupendous Contraption.

I have added verbiage describing this device in a comment that I posted on the device's information page (follow the link above).

-- Troggdor, 50 Iksar Shadowknight of Quellious
exact name of the Stupdendous Contraption
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will operate the stupendous machine (exact name?) he mentions

The exact name of this device is Tinmizer's Stupendous Contraption.

I have added verbiage describing this device in a comment that I posted on the device's information page (follow the link above).

-- Troggdor, 50 Iksar Shadowknight of Quellious


What is the "dagger looking object?"
Penkeeper???
# Mar 02 2007 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone gotten penkeeper to spawn lately? Ive spent well over 60 hours camping in the Caves with Argest in them. I have seen the penmaster MANY times, but have yet to see penkeeper spawn once.

I have been clearing the entire cave too, not just the room Argest is in.

Anyone?
Penkeeper???
# Jan 07 2008 at 2:42 AM Rating: Decent
as of now, i'm looking at a penkeeper's corpse, dropped a bronze key, SUX
Locations Changed
# Jan 09 2007 at 5:17 AM Rating: Decent
As per several posts on this thread, the locations of Argest and the Penkeepers and Panmasters are all in Frontier mountains, Argest is named "an enslaved iksar" as indicated in the related creatures link. Rather than "an iksar prisoner" as indicated in the quest write up.

The conversation with Argest is documented in Kimlerin's post, and Tamud did a very thorough walkthrough on the quest.
Quest text for the Stupendous Tome
# Jan 11 2006 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
Here's some flavor text for the quest, took me a few minutes to figure out what the key phrase to get this guy talking was:

You say, "Hail, an enslaved iksar."

An enslaved iksar looks up at you. You can tell his spirit is broken. His scars speak of a severe beating.

You say, "What are the scrolls of Vok Na Zov?"

An enslaved iksar says, "Forget them. I believe all six scrolls lie in the [Kaesora Library] and that is no safe place for any explorer. The scrolls are not readable by any livng person, but I came here in search of a machine which may be able to decipher them, the [Stupendous Contraption]. Should you return to Cabilis, see that the Arch Duke hears of the scrolls."

You say, "Tell me about the Kaesora Library."

An enslaved iksar says, "Oh!! You heard of the ancient library I discovered in Kaesora? I think the six scrolls of [Vok Na Zov] may lie there. I have not yet actually found the location of the library and its very dangerous to lurk within the ruins of Kaesora. I would not venture there if I were you."

(Seems I got the order backwards, heh.)

You say, "What is the Stupendous Contraption?"

An enslaved iksar says, "I have learned it was a machine tinkered by a legendary gnome. It has many uses. It lies in the slave pens of Droga. Perhaps it may be used to decipher the [Scrolls of Vok Na Zov]. I have leearned that it will not work without a [contraption needle]. Luckily I have found one in my journies."

You say, "Fork over the contraption needle, hombre."

An enslaved iksar says, "The contraption needle is a piece of the machine, the [Stupendous Contraption]. It won't operate without it and if you want it, you're going to have to bring me the [pen keys]."

You say, "You're not even locked up, why do you need pen keys?"

An enslaved iksar says, "Pen keys!! I need the pen keys to get out of here! Find the ones who hold these keys. Bring me the key to pen number 1 and both keys to the pen gates. Do so and I shall give you the [contraption needle]."

Hand him "A Stone Key," "A Bone Key," and "A Bone Necklace" and he makes his getaway:

An enslaved iksar escapes with a flash, but before he goes, he speaks, "At last!! The keys which shall bring me freedom! I thank you and here is the contraption needle. Good luck."

You gain experience!

Edited, Wed Jan 11 19:53:46 2006
revamp?
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has anyone done this quest since the revamp of droga?
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I suggest you read previous posts before asking questions.
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I suggest you read previous posts before asking questions. 8-P
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My 57 sk gnome did this quest.

failed crypt raider - camped the library in Kaesora for about two hours. A 68 bst guildie kept all the pops cleared but raider never came. Logged for bedtime at the far side of the fountain that is south of library bldg. Next morning logged the sk back on and there in front of him was the raider.

While keeping the library area cleared, be aware that the iksar spectre is on Overthere faction (Venril Sathir) and the tortured librarian is on two Cabilis factions (Brood of Kotiz and Legion of Cabilis).

To leave the zone without using a gate potion, reference your eqatlas map and head south then west/north to area #3. Take the west tunnel and turn north towards the FoB zone. You will fall down a pit to area #2. Head west and keep following the tunnel towards the Towers area..but just before you get there you'll reach the last 4-way intersection shown on the Main Level map. Take the east tunnel and keep following it as it winds around, passes underneath area #7 and winds around again. Keep following it until after it passes over close to area #2. Don't take the first eastern tunnel that leads back to area #3, instead keep going north until the tunnel turns east towards the 4-way intersection that is next to the FoB zone-in.

spectral courier - spawned three times in same place...stables, eastern half, first room on the left. Dropped a different scroll each time, no repeats. Took about an hour or so.

librarian and assistant librarian - as the previous posts have said, the Castle Mistmoore revamp has moved these mobs to Lessor Faydark. They and their spawnbuddies (or placeholders) are at area #8. There are about 5 mobs (mostly named) standing right at the shrine and 5 more (initates and familiars) in the surrounding area. No need to bother with the initiates and familiars, just clear the shrine. The pops are slow but the assistant and librarian will soon appear. This part of the quest took about an hour.

Argest, penskeepers and penmasters - As per previous posts, Temple of Droga had a revamp in mid 2003. These mobs are now in a tunnel complex in Frontier Mountains directly east of the Burning Woods zone-in. Specifically, they are in the southern-most cavern there. The penmasters and their spawnbuddies pop in about 4-5 diff places in that cavern. In the back of the cavern are two spawnpoints that had iksar mobs. I saw the right-side pop "a crazed iksar slave" which turned out to be a Forsaken, and "an iksar slave" which was an NPC for an iksar monk quest. The left side popped "an iksar slave" (same name but not the same NPC as the one on the right-side) and "an enslave iksar slave". The enslaved is Argest.

Took less than an hour of goblin clearing to get all three keys. Killing the crazed slave gave same faction as killing a Forsaken. Unfortunately, killing the iksar slave on the left was necessary to make the enslaved pop...this gave a hit to Legion of Cabilis and Scaled Mystics. Only had to do it once though. Turn-in resulted in getting A Coarse Iron Needle.

The combiner is still in Temple of Droga and worked for me. Sk went to jail area (#6 in eqatlas map) from Frontier Mt zone in. Invis all the way, only dropped invis once. Retreated to safe area and reinvised without a fight. No mobs see invis along the way. They con anywhere from dark blue to red to a level 57 toon.

The room marked as #6 is the outer jail area. There are about 5-6 mobs there. On the south side is the entrance to the inner jail area, blocked by two closed cell doors. My gnome simply walked thru both so I never had to get keys. There are no mobs in the inner jail area, however, there are four jail cells there with one prisoner in the far right cell. One of the center cells has a broken cell door with a goblin janitor in it. The combiner, which looks like a pottery wheel, is in the far left cell and has no mob. No mob agroed while my sk was in there. The combiner cell has a closed cell door which my gnome walked thru.

If you need keys, there is a post that says that a bone necklace" and "a bone key" will each open one of the two doors to the inner area, and that "a bronze key" will open the combiner cell door. Or just use shrink to walk thru the bars.

After the successful combine, the mage on my other box did a CoH to get the sk out.

Good luck,
Shadome

Edited, Sun May 22 00:58:00 2005
RE: Quest story
# Aug 01 2005 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
Great Post Tamud : )

As a Dark Elf I was having faction issues. I first tried getting a chanter friend to charm him for me. No good, @ lvl 68 with a uber charm spell, he couldn't get an enslaved iksar charmed. So I popped my illusion potion. Didn't change faction a bit. He still Scowled at me. So I went to work building faction.

I started off clearing the fort in Warsilik woods 10 times to get the Trooper Mozo to take bone chips, then I fed him 3k bone chips to get him Crusader Quarg to Dubious.

Now, when I went inside, I was thinking from all these posts that only Necro's would be scowling at me due to my lack of Brood faction. Not so, quite a few merchantes and the bankers were scowling. Sorely dissapointed I went to the Bank in Pok to grab my keys and scrolls. Went back to Argest and he was still scowling at me. : (

I guessed that he was also that "residents of cablis" faction that I kept reading about. I popped my last Iksar potion, and low and behold, it worked. He went to dubious. In retrospect, I have to assume that only having one, faction or illusion, isn't enough. Maybe it's different at the higher lvl's of faction, but this was my experience.

On a side note, I do not fit in the bars nor can I shrink myself, so I am farming a second set of keys to get to the combiner. Hope this helps people.... I mean Grrr, I hate you all.



Edited, Mon Aug 1 15:02:38 2005
Always Works Machine Locations
# Mar 13 2005 at 10:22 PM Rating: Default
Very odd.

I was headed to the Dreadlands to see if Brother Balatin was up and he was. Since I had no force other than myself to take him I decided to jump off the top of one of the spires for fun. When I got the top of the northwest one I saw 5 things that looked like the crystal webshield graphics, one at each corner and then one in the middle. I ran up to the one in the middle and it opened like a box and said "Always Works" at the top.

I wonder if you can use these, no doubt these aren't supposed to be here and if you're in Droga to get the key for the Always Works you can probably just use the one in there. I'm going to find out if you can use these though. More information when I can figure this phenomenon out.

Edited, Tue Mar 15 21:15:24 2005
RE: Always Works Machine Locations
# Apr 18 2006 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
IIRC, those boxes are used for a final combine in the Wizard 2.0 quest.
Quest bugged
# Feb 07 2005 at 7:08 AM Rating: Good
39 posts
As of the date of this post this quest is bugged. The "wheel" in Droga can not be clicked to combine anything, when you click it you go LD and get booted to the character select screen.

Good luck on your path to Greenmist :(
RE: Quest bugged
# Feb 09 2005 at 5:03 AM Rating: Good
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672 posts
If you use a custom UI :
Have you checked your UI files since tradeskill containers have been changed ? First few days after the patch that brought the tradeskill changes I couldn't use any tradeskill containers, they just won't react to clicks (didn't make the client crash though)...
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Saraban Luvanir
Plainswalker for Darkwind - Antonius Bayle
RE: Quest bugged
# Feb 09 2005 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
I just finished this part of the greenmist quest today with my gnome/SK. The wheel in droga worked wonderful and I got my Tome. Being a gnome I actually got to forgo the shrink potions to get in and out of the cells. But I had no problem with the combine.

MM Revamp
# Jan 26 2005 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
is this going to affect where (or, Cazic forbid, IF)
the 5th and 6th scrolls drop?


Ssithero, 55 Iksar Revenant
Kojeero, 69 Vah Shir Deciever
RE: MM Revamp
# Jan 29 2005 at 10:01 PM Rating: Good
I do have good news for you Koj. I was wondering this myself and decided to find out. I killed the Librarian and the assistant today in Lfay at LOC 78, 2250. I am doing this quest for my SK. Good battles to you and everyone else trying this quest.

Lelandpain Eversow
65 Iksar Shaman
Brell Server
RE: MM Revamp
# Feb 03 2005 at 11:21 AM Rating: Good
dood u rock thx
Argest ?
# Aug 03 2004 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
So Argest is the enslaved iksar in FM wearing all chain that is located in the cave with the pensmasters/keepers?

Edited, Tue Aug 3 16:31:08 2004
RE: Argest ?
# Sep 15 2004 at 11:44 PM Rating: Decent
In retrospect...

after 7 hours of camping here as a 51 SK ..... I can tell you that the 2 Iksar Slave spawns are with the Penkeepers and Penmasters. The Bone Necklace and Key spawn fast ... the final Stone key is harder to get. when you walk into the room the Iksar slave on the left will be the one that needs to be "an Enslaved Iksar"... if it is just an Iksar slave.... ya need to kill him... which sucks bigtime considering you lose faction with Legion of Cabilis and Scaled mystics (I think it is scaled mystics will confirm that).

This is a real big kick in the groin to those of us who are NOT iksar because we worked our tail off (no pun intended) to get great faction with cabilisan residents and guilds. I have already put in a "/feedback" with the GM's on this but .. who knows where that will go.

I had to kill the "a Iksar Slave" 5 times before the "an enslaved iksar", spawned. and he was KOS to me .... now for those of you with this problem... all you need to do is hunt in Dulaks Harbor for Iksar Meat, kill Iksar mobs, they will drop meat as an uncommon. Then go to the Human Female in pirate attire in the lighthouse, in the gulf of gunthak. She sells Wormwood at about 78pp a pop. Make it a 1 -1 ratio of Iksar meat to wormwood. take this to a shaman who has 175 alchemy or better. S/He will make a Iksar Illusion potion lasts for about 27-30 mins I think. I paid for a 10 dose potion to make this easier. You can also save doses and get the visceral dagger, the stupendous tome and the History of the greenmist all ready for one great big turn in party for a single dose. Hope this has been helpful.

** Update **
After calculation, I have camped the Penkeeper/Penmaster Spawn for approximately 75 spawns. At around 20mins for respawn, that works out to 1500 minutes or 25 hours. No ... stone .... key . IHMO this spawn is now worse than that of all 4 of the visceral dagger Imprecators put together. If anyone has any helpful hints or tactics they would like to share please do tell. Thanks

Edited, Thu Sep 16 15:52:52 2004
RE: Argest ?
# Dec 05 2004 at 3:09 AM Rating: Decent
I did the same thing, i camped only the mobs in the room. after about 5 hours of camping I figured the placeholder must not be in the room, and I drug my 64 chanter down and AE'd all 3 rooms. He popped the next round. Unfortunately he didnt drop the right key, he dropped Bronze first and then Copper, and finally Stone. But the trick is to clear the whole place and he will be the 4th spawn in the room.

RE: Argest ?
# Sep 09 2004 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
Yes you are correct... Once you hand him these items then venture into the Temple of Droga ( reccomended getting shrunk enough so you can pass thru the jail cells .. or killing the Janitor for his key. :-)

Edited, Mon Sep 13 19:12:12 2004
Where exactly...
# Jun 17 2004 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Ok I've read every post here, and searched all over the net. Where exactly does the enslaved Iksar spawn with the goblins there who I kill for the three key drops.

Some people say it's in some goblin slave caves in Frontier Mountains. Some say it's in Drooga (which was before the zone revamp). Some say it's in the Mines of Nurga.

I've looked at the FM and MoN maps from EQAtlas and EQMaps, and I can't find any mention of this slave camp thing. No mention of the unique mobs or key drops or whatever. I've gathered so far that the goblins are the penmaster spawns, but goblin camps are both in FM and MoN.

I'd greatly appreciate it if someone would let me know exactly where they are to be found. Thanks in advance.
RE: Where exactly...
# Jul 17 2004 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
I have been looking for the exact location of the Penkeepers as well. The only beasiary they are listed in is for FM at the empty bind spot. As for the previous post I think that the goblin caves and the Temple of Droga are the same. Could someone with recent, first hand, knowledge of their exact location please share it with us.

On a side note I fell down the hole and can't find a way back out of the jail area without keys. Anyone know how I can get back out?
RE: Where exactly...
# Jun 22 2004 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
Frontier Mountains as of 6/22/04, i can assure you.
RE: Where exactly...
# Jun 23 2004 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Ok so with that in mind, where in FM? Is it the goblin tower, number 5 on the EQAtlas map? I'm building a walkthrough for my guild.
RE: Where exactly...
# Sep 29 2004 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
It's in a cave almost directly south of Droga near the Burning Wood zoneline. When you enter the cave stick to the right wall until you get into the room with 2 iksars in it. Kill all the goblins in this room. As you walk in the room the Penkeeper spawns to your right close to the door. The Penmaster spawns near the iksar on the right. Hope this isn't getting to you too late.
RE: Where exactly...
# Aug 24 2004 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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145 posts
LOCATION: run west by northwest from the ruins with the soulbinder (who is not named "soulbinder"). You will come across a tunnel with a large stone overhang. This tunnel network has 3 rooms. If you hug the right wall, you will end up in the room with the enslaved iksars.

Lesson learned: sometimes your own eyes are more reliable than a map. And, in the amount of time it took you to be confused and post here, you probably could have stumbled across it yourself with a bit of patience.
RE: Where exactly...
# Dec 04 2004 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
-2184, 1724 in Rathe Mountains. Everything above is exactly true, the Enslaved iksar wears a gold armor where the regular iksar slaves are not wearing any. easy to see the difference. Also, the necklace and bone key are common drops, easy to get, the stone key is harder to get, i officially hate this spawn. Since we are on the topic I might point out to any Sony people cruising the boards that 75+ real life hours for a quest which the end result is midlevel at best *aside from bragging rights* is a gross waste of players time. Fix the old stuff instead of rampaging on 100 new expansions that take the soul out of the REAL Everquest.

Charmed, im sure Yvett 64 chantress from the House of Ruin ~
Islaana, Lord of Pain and wielder of the Greenmist ~
RE: Where exactly...
# Dec 04 2004 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
To amend: I meant Frontier Mountains :P

Charmed, im sure Yvett 64 chantress from the House of Ruin ~
Islaana, Lord of Pain and wielder of the Greenmist ~
RE: Where exactly...
# Mar 15 2005 at 9:19 PM Rating: Default
To clarify for some people, you can camp both the penkeepers and penmasters in the exact cave where you get your shackle of steel with Veltar (called "an iksar slave")
compendium
# Jun 03 2004 at 1:14 AM Rating: Good
some help from what ive found out --

this was all done with a 51sk

Scroll 1, Drops from the Failed Crypt raider, i just cleared the inside and outside of the library till he popped.

Scroll 2, 3, 4 -- Ghosts in CoM, they spawn in the following places
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Scrolls 5 and 6 are in Mistmore as said, to get them, the assistant is on the second floor of the castle, to get there, you take a left after you open the double doors, take a right at the "L" intersection, then clear those bedrooms. She'll pop there.

The Librarian is in the library, closest to the books. thats her only spawn point as i understand.
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now this is copied about the keys from another forum on these pages.
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Just finished the Stupendous Tome segment of the quest today. It does still work and there is no hailing/talking involved. Here are some observations:

1) You need to turn in the bone necklace, the bone key, and the stone key. All of these drop off the various pen**** goblins which spawn in the two right front spawn points in the room with the Enslaved Iksar.

2) I've only seen the Enslaved pop in the left of the two slave spawn points. Despite losing some cabilis faction I killed the slave that con'd amiable in that left spawn point a couple of times to get the Enslaved to pop. Once he popped he was up for days. I was camping there 3 hours a night for about a week and he was always up, day or night.

3) You may get a bone key in CoM off a Captain of the Guard while camping couriers for illegible scrolls. This bone key is NOT the one the Enslaved Iksar is looking for and I lost my other two keys in the transaction.

4) The stone key was by far the most difficult to come by. Bone and bone necklace were fairly common.

5) Usually made a couple of hundred pp each session here. Was lvl 56 with some cleric buff (temp-hov) and would stay until buff dropped and then run back to PoK to unload and get new buff. Never was concerned for my life except for once where temp dropped, mend was down, and had 4 on me. Even then never did have to feign, down to 20% health.

6) Once in Droga, I've read that you need bone and bone necklace keys to get into jail. So after my turn in to get needle I continued to camp the pen gobs for the two bone keys. When I got to the jail I could not get any of my keys (bone, copper, nickle, iron, steel, or bone necklace) to work. Needless to say I was a bit miffed. Ran back to a safe spot and used mimizing device to get as small as I could and then invised again. This time I was small enough to run through the jail gates and straight to the machine for the combine which was in the cell on the left. It is a no fail combine and no mobs are in jail. Was able to use a field of bone potion with a 30 sec casting time with no worries.

Might want to coordinate your run to the jail when someone is hunting somewhere along the way. Very few safe spots and my invis dropped twice at inopportune times (imagine that.) Was helpful to feign off mobs and then run behind party to have safe spot to heal and invis again. I otherwise did this all solo.

Glasshoppa 62 Iksar Monk
Candylips 54 Troll Beast
Gnomicon 42 Gnome Necro
The Rathe
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hope this helps!

Edited, Thu Jun 3 04:20:39 2004
nothing new
# May 31 2004 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
Just did this today, at lvl 50, and here are a couple observations.
Nothing saw though invis in Droga. I was able to shrink through the cells, so I never had to kill janitor.
The keys dropped fairly quickly, maybe an hour or 2 camp time tops.
Scrolls in CoM took the longest, but gained 3 or 4 lvls while there, so I didn't feel bad about it.
Keys, keys, keys
# Apr 09 2004 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
K I'd like a bit more information on this quest plz, im kinda confused with all the keys. Ive managed to get
"A Bone Key" (Droga Pens Primary)
"A Bone Necklace" (Droga Pens Secondary)
"A Stone Key" (Droga Pen Key 3)

Now i'm assuming u give these 3 keys to the enslaved iksar found in the Goblin caves? (loc -1900 by 2200)
Is this correct, also do i need any keys now for Droga? and does anyone know if its possible to pick the locks in Droga?

Someone plz reply i dont wanna hand keys and and find ive lost em and have to do it all again.

Thx

Veslow Almasy (Resurrection of Chaos)
Server Clan Seventh Hammer

Edited, Fri Apr 9 22:18:37 2004
RE: Keys, keys, keys
# Apr 13 2004 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
Stone Key, Bone Key and Bone Necklace all drop in the goblin caves in Frontier Mountain in the same room with the Iksar slaves. They drop from goblin penmasters and goblin penkeepers. They do have PH's so I just kept killing the entire room (although the mobs you need spawn on the right side of the room) until I got what I needed. For me it was about 4 hours before I got them all. The slave on the left is the one you need, the one on the right is for the monk shackle quest I believe. If you wait long enough An enslaved Iksar will spawn wearing obviously different armor from the alleged monk. I hailed him but he didn't speak to me. I handed him the 3 keys and got 'A coarse iron needle'. Headed off to Temple of Droga fearing the worst.

I read that some mobs in Droga can see invis. I didn't find any that did, thankfully as I was solo and running around with Gather Shadows on. Once in the jail area (I used the pit trap to avoid any possible unpleasantries) you can get the key to the cell doors by killing 'A Goblin Janitor' (cons dark blue to 57 Ranger). I soloed him with that same ranger (come on, my SK is only 33) with a root, dot, dot and arrows, repeat as necessary. He drops a 'Droga Jail Key' (Lore Item, No Rent) which will open all the cell doors. I camped my SK in the cell area, killed the janitor with my ranger and looted the key with the SK. Ok so I am cheater...lol! I killed him twice and he dropped it each time so assume he always drops it. Anyway did my combine and did the turn in. Now on to the Greenmist. Everyone else, good luck.
Tome combine
# Apr 01 2004 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
I took 3 trips to droga prison for combine, I had 8 keys that dropped from penkeeper in FM caves. All I had to go on where old post, to save you the time i wasted here it is. None of the keys dropped in FM will open any doors in prison, thanks to rewind feature shrink x2 will not allow you to go under the doors. Go to the prison and fall down the hole, you will be in a prison cell. On the right wall is a secret passage that will elt you out. Kill the janitor for the key to the Combine chamber and your done. Sometimes janitor is the only mob in the room, once there was an alchemist inside who conned yellow at 60 so just get an invis and hope for the best.
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