Friend of the Kin  

Quest Started By:Description:
Time:6 hours
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Related Zones:
Era:Scars of Velious
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
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Entered: Wed Mar 7 00:09:34 2001
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
Talk to Sentry Kale to get the quest. You hail him and when he asks you question whether you wish to become friend of the kins, this quest will be given to you. When you answer him in correct manner like I wish to become friend of the kin, he will talk about how there is Kromzek spy amongst them and that Wenglawks in Kael has more info.

Go in invis, and give him the note from Kale and 100pp and you'll get a note back. If you are brave enough, you can hand him the stuff in there with lot of giants around OR you can wait outside since he does come out from the root and walk up the corriodor. Not sure how often he does but he does come out every now and then. If you want to take safe approach, stay invis and wait for him to come out and when he does, hand him 100pp and note fast so he won't be out of range for the transaction.

Once you do, he'll give you a LORE/NO TRADE dispelling device that looks like a card. He tells you to give it to Sentry Rotiart and get ready to fight. He is in a room w/ a cube and pool. Give him the dispelling device, he'll change into lvl 53 Kromzek spy. Warning, he is tough.... Highly magic resistant. You have to be in melee range to cast which kinda sucks. You'll need a strong group for this.

Once you kill him, he will drop LORE/NO TRADE spy note. Turn that in to Sentry Kale to receive faction and a dragon tooth choker.

Need all dialogues; current faction hits; names, level, /loc and fight abilities of quest mobs; additional zones; names of quest items; and any other relevant information.
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Revised Quest for Key to Colbalt Scar
# Dec 13 2005 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
Starts in Skyshrine with Ziglark Whisperwing. (loc +830, -540, +44) He is located just past the open court with the pool and spire to cobalt scar. Needs ally faction. Hail him. He responds: Ziglark Whisperwing says 'Welcome to the greatness that is Skyshrine, Niarki. I am Herald to our great leader, Lord Yelinak. It is my position to make sure that all is running in an orderly and functional matter in the mighty shrine before you. I handle the guard assignments as well as granting access to pass through the shrine. If you'd like to find out about either of these, please just ask.' You say, 'What access?' Ziglark Whisperwing says 'You may have seen the large monument in a pond out in the commune area on your journey to see me. This is not just a monument to our great Lord Yelinak, but also a portal to the cold recesses of the Cobalt Scar. Access is, however, only granted to those who are worthy to be called allies of the shrine.' You say, 'I am worthy' Ziglark Whisperwing says 'Perhaps, then again perhaps you only say that so you might gain access and plunder through the riches beyond the portal. We shall see. If you truly wish to prove yourself, you will need to entertain a bit of a challenge.' You say, 'what challenge?' You say, 'what challenge? Ziglark Whisperwing says 'We of the kin have a contact within the giant regime, named Wenglawks Kkeak. He has information on the movements of the storm giants through the arctic homelands of Velious. We have been in contact with him for quite some time, however as of late, our couriers have been lost on their way to meet him. As you can imagine, this worries us and makes it rather difficult to keep abreast of the movements of the giants. What we need is someone to find Wenglawks and deliver the payment to him, so that we can gather further information on their movements.' You say, 'I will deliver the payment' Ziglark Whisperwing says 'As much I figured you would say that. You must take this request for the information and give it to him, along with 200 platinum pieces. Only then will he part with the information. Once you have it, bring it back to me and your worth to the shrine will be proven.' You receive a scroll.

Go to the Wakening Lands entrace to Kael Drakael. You will need to invis and you will need someone to port you out. You need to find Wenglawks Kkeak. He is in the back room of the Noble House (335, 1900, -195), accross from the bank. There is another giant talking with him. who will aggro when you do the turn in. Get behind Weglawks in the corner or you may aggro the giants in the next room. Give him the 200 pp and the scroll. He gives you a paper titled "Message for the Hearld" Wenglawks Kkeak says 'Here is the information your employer requested. Now be gone, I have more business to take care of.' Port out.

Go back to Ziglark Whisperwing, Give him the Message to the Hearld. Ziglark Whisperwing says 'I appear to have mistaken your declaration of worth as a phony attempt at bravado, and do apologize. You have truly proven yourself worthy of the shrine, and in short order as well. For your troubles, and as a token of your worth to the shrine, I grant you this key to traverse into the lands of the Cobalt Scar. Praise be with you and good journeys always, You receive the key.

This is new and accurate as of December 13, 2005
i did this quest
# Jun 04 2003 at 2:33 AM Rating: Decent
just today...
I turned in the dispelling device to rotiart, and then the kromzek spy spawned. I looted the note, and went to turn it into kale.. However, I didn't have ally faction. You can turn in the dispelling device with kindly like I had, to get the spy to spawn, but to turn the note in to kale you need ally i'm sure.

p.s. A while back I had gotten the dispelling device and turned it into rotiart but the spy did NOT spawn. I petitioned a detailed petition and a few days later found the dispelling device in my inventory again. thank you gm's...
Skyshrine change
# Jan 29 2003 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Skyshrine was recently changed. The look of the zone stayed the same, but the mobs were moved all around and I'm not even sure that all the mobs that were there previously are still in the zone somewhere. Has anyone else tried this quest since the change or for that matter any of the other "old" SS quests?
I did this quest
# Jun 04 2003 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
just today...
I turned in the dispelling device to rotiart, and then the kromzek spy spawned. I looted the note, and went to turn it into kale.. However, I didn't have ally faction. You can turn in the dispelling device with kindly like I had, to get the spy to spawn, but to turn the note in to kale you need ally i'm sure.

p.s. A while back I had gotten the dispelling device and turned it into rotiart but the spy did NOT spawn. I petitioned a detailed petition and a few days later found the dispelling device in my inventory again. thank you gm's...
Broken Quest
# Jan 29 2003 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
I did this quest on Sol Ro last night and it is broken. I started from the beginning with Kale and completed the velium retrieval quest. I gave Wenglawks 100pp along with the note even though you do get the dispelling device whether or not you hand him any pp. When I gave rotiart the dispelling device, the quest text said that he turns into a kromzek spy but no spy spawned. 150pp and 3+ hrs down the drain. :(

One interesting thing to note is that several people in this forum have said rotiart is in a room with a cube and one other sentry. When I found him, he was in a large room with a dozen other golem guys. /shrug

BTW, my SS faction is warmly. :p

Edited, Wed Jan 29 01:29:58 2003
# Nov 30 2002 at 3:53 PM Rating: Default
After killing a Barbarian Mercenary, I got a "card". Someone said it was for this quest. Is that right or is it for another?
# Nov 29 2002 at 11:10 PM Rating: Default
Just wondering if anyone has been albe to do this quest sense the update in SS??

Edited, Tue Dec 17 09:27:00 2002
# Dec 31 2002 at 3:39 PM Rating: Excellent
13 posts
I have been able to start it. I found out how to start it after doing

Here is a edited log of what I've seen, starting with the quest completion message.

Sentry Kale says 'You've returned, and with the shipment of ore in tact! It was wise to send you out on that mission, Threbus, and I'm glad you did not fail. If you're looking for more assignments to do, I may have something that is just right for you. If you're interested in it, just let me know and we'll talk.'
( I got some faction, some cash, and the bracer of hammerfall at this point)

You say, 'i am interested.'

Sentry Kale says 'I'm glad to hear it. You see, we have received news that there is a spy amongst the kin, sending our movements and our defensive strategies to the giants. Every attempt of ours to decipher who the spy is have failed. It seems there is a great protective magic around them preventing us from centering on the source of the espionage. However, we do have a [source] of our own in the city of Kael who passes us information now and again.'

You say, 'what source?'

Sentry Kale says 'He is an associate that holds ties to us, for the fact that he believes that the invasion against the kin is a non-profitable, overall bad endeavor. Wenglawks is his name and he has told us that he has information regarding the name of the spy here in the shrine. His price is 100 platinum, paid in full to reveal the spy to us. If you think you're capable of finding out the name of this spy, I have a piece of parchment that will show Wenglawks that you are there for the information.'

You say, 'i am capable'

Sentry Kale says 'As I expected you would be. Take this note to Wenglawks and return to me when you have some -- any -- information on this spy among us.'
if your a monk
# Aug 14 2002 at 10:07 PM Rating: Default
okies this is super easy of your a monk FD your way all the way to noble room then wait for the noble to cast a spell as soon as it says he casts a spell jump up hand your 100pp which you already have rdy to click on win and your note then quickly FD again and you have the device no hassles and not even any agro now do the same thing while moving around in the room to leave wait for him to cast cause he casts every few min to buff him and win. hoe this helps just got done easy quest
Most recent completion...
# Jul 29 2002 at 8:43 PM Rating: Default
... Just completed this yesterday with 2 close buds of mine and here is the scoop. This can be done with a minimum of 4 people, I know because we had the following: 57 Monk, 54 Monk, 56 Shammy, 52 Druid.

The important part is to pull Noble Helssen and drag his butt to the zone. Do this by invising into the building with Wenglawks in it, un-invis and drag Helssen and his cronies almost to the zone. This is ample time for everyone else in you party who is doing the quest to turn in their 100pp and note to Wenglawks. Yes I said 100pp, Wenglawks would not take the note until I handed him the 100pp first, then the trade window opened.
Return to SS and find Sentry Rotiart (Traitor) and hand him the dispelling device, then poof insta-spy. The 3 of us ( ya I know I show four PC's, I was 2 boxing Monk/Dru) proceeded to take Spy down easily, until we all had sucessfully received the Choker. The Spy is on a <30min timer and he faithfully returns for more action.

Have fun and good luck getting this nice piece...

Sayint Fissteecuffs
57th Monk of Veeshan
The Wrecking Crew

Edited, Mon Jul 29 21:31:57 2002
There's no need ..
# Nov 12 2002 at 8:23 PM Rating: Default
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.. to pull Hessen out if you're a monk. Just get an invis, run in, FD in the corner out of Hessen's LOS, sneak, click off invis, stand, hand Wenglawks the note. You do not need to hand him 100p with the note. I did this twice the other night. The only moderately dangerous aspect to this is running out again, since Hessen will light you up. If you know how to FD a caster, you won't have any problems, though. I didn't have any invis potion or a non-KoS groupie to reinvis me after hand-in, but either one would have made the run out 100% safe.
# Jul 23 2002 at 12:42 AM Rating: Default
I handed Wenglaks the note but no 100pp and still got the device.

Krool 51 warrior
# Jun 19 2002 at 4:04 AM Rating: Default
What Skyshrine faction must you have to do this quest ?
Easy for the bard
# Mar 06 2002 at 8:01 PM Rating: Default
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As a bard getting the dispelling device is either really hard or really easy. It depends on your playing style. You have a shot at doing this solo without aggroing the noble and getting out unscathed.

I always fire up the luclin selo's before I zone in, just so I can have 2.5 minutes of speed to get me there. Run up there with invis up, once you enter the back room where wenglawks and the noble are, turn on sneak also (even tho they can't see you sneak is the way to go). Leaving invis and sneak up, stand behind wenglawks back in the corner and hand him the 100pp and the note. Yes invis will drop, so if you wait until it is about to pulse again, you will only be visible for about half a second.

This worked for me. Once you're done drop sneak and just hit the zone with invis still up.
Got the card
# Feb 01 2002 at 12:14 PM Rating: Default
245 posts
Now to just get a group together to kill the traitor. Was in Kael two nights in a row and Wenglawks came walking out around 9:30PM EST both nights. Will have to pay attention and see if he always does this at the same time.
The Power of Hate conquers all foes.
Leader of The Silent Minority a Rathe Guild
Krom Zek Spy
# Oct 22 2001 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
The spy is level 53. He conned even to me at level 53.

From what we experienced, you can land spells on him ONLY if you are in melee range. This giant has a lot of HPs. A group of 5 in their mid 50's can handle this guy (druid, 2 clerics, mage, and warrior). Mage and cleric

The cube and the other sentry does not agro when the Krom Zek giant spy is spawned. Why? Because the fight was all over that room and the cube and sentry just stood there. Lol.

Choker. Good melee item. Good quest. Tradeable item, too. :)
faction on wenglawks
# Oct 15 2001 at 5:10 PM Rating: Default
Wenglawks isnt kos to anyone, BUT if you are kos to Noble Helson Wenglawks will attack you b/c he is assisting the noble who does want your *** dead :)
quest text
# Oct 09 2001 at 9:30 AM Rating: Default
You say, 'Hail, Sentry Kale'
Sentry Kale says 'Ah, outsiders, I have heard word of your travel here. Perhaps you wish to become a friend of the kin?
You say, 'i wish to become a friend of the kin'
Sentry Kale says 'Good, then you would not mind assisting us with a matter of grave importance. We have received news of an alarming sort. There walks amongst us a spy of the storm giants, who feeds our every move to them and their accursed strategist. For the life of us, we cannot deduce whom the traitor is, however we have received word from Wenglawks of Kael, an associate of ours, that he has information concerning this. For a measly sum of 100 platinum, he has offered to give us the information to rid ourselves of this traitor. If you are indeed friend to the kin, take this note to Wenglawks and rid us of this traitor.
# Oct 07 2001 at 11:32 AM Rating: Default
Eheh, Sentry Rotiart-->Sentry Traitor, is Rotiart the spy?
RE: Rotiart-->Traitor
# Mar 06 2002 at 7:52 PM Rating: Default
50 posts
Yes just as Kcor --> Rock and Enots --> Stone. There are lots of them with names in this fashion.
Rotiart questions
# Aug 06 2001 at 11:15 AM Rating: Default
1) There was a cube in the room with Rotiart - will it aggro?

2) Can a 52 Cleric and 59 Monk handle Rotiart?

RE: Rotiart questions
# Jan 31 2002 at 3:42 PM Rating: Default
# Aug 04 2001 at 1:53 PM Rating: Default
i didnt hand in 100plat just the note and still got the lil device...also u can hand it in without aggro'n ****...i stood to the right of helssen almost beside him and just scooted up till i got a rogue tho dunno if it diff for invis/camo.
How do i get the note from Kale ?
# Jun 27 2001 at 12:16 AM Rating: Default
Tried it several times with different factions (last try warmly). But Sentry Kale only gives out the bracer quest.

Do he spawn in two different versions and only one quest available each time ? (do he despawn and respawn himself then ?)
RE: How do i get the note from Kale ?
# Aug 14 2001 at 9:00 AM Rating: Default
Sentry Kale gives out 3 different quests. If he isn't giving out the dragon tooth choker quest, he has to either be killed, or you have to wait for a server respawn to switch his quests.
Missing in Kael
# May 24 2001 at 10:20 AM Rating: Default
Here is the link to VI's official response to the missing NPCs in Kael (Wenglawks).
Not 'Missing in Kael' now
# Aug 03 2001 at 8:03 AM Rating: Default
Wenglawks is back! I did the quest yesterday.
I did not even lose normal invis handing in the note.
RE: Missing in Kael
# Jun 16 2001 at 6:26 AM Rating: Default
Ummmmm that was quite some time ago and still Wenglawks is not back in Kael. WTF...
#Anonymous, Posted: May 23 2001 at 8:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Wenglawks was perma killed by VI i found out today.. Dont know if this is true but several people in the zone said it making this quest impossible.
# May 20 2001 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
Took the spy out for a ranger friend today. While this spy may be a bit magic resistant, he doesn't have good cold resists and I was also able to hit with fire pretty reliably. I landed a few Draught of Fire on him for full damage and a few got partially resisted. I was able to land a full damage Ice Comet on him though so I would think cold based attacks are the way to go.

He was yellow to me at 51 so I assume the level 53 is correct. He went down without too much problem and no deaths.

Nlaren Manaweaver
Wizard of the 51st
Officer of Awahili
Karana server
# May 13 2001 at 4:29 PM Rating: Default
Wondering, will the other sentrys and such aggro on the Kromzek spy after you hand in the dispelling device? If not, it might be easier to pull him to the zone so that my kos friends could fight him ;>
RE: ...
# Nov 10 2001 at 7:06 AM Rating: Default
Have fun trying he summons =)
RE: ...
# Nov 29 2001 at 7:49 AM Rating: Default
A level 52 Paladin should know that if you do no damage to a mob when you pull it, it will not summon you.

About the CoV mobs on the way assisting it or not I do not know, however.
Nibriu of Brell
# May 08 2001 at 10:14 AM Rating: Default
SO I guess the question is....
Do you need good faction with the giants to do this quest? if not, how do you get the item from Wenglawks (even when invis'ed) without aggro'ing him? once you had it to him and he aggros you, does he still hand you the item?

second, where in kael is Rotiart?
RE: Nibriu of Brell
# May 11 2001 at 4:29 PM Rating: Default
You don't need good faction with the giants to do this quest. You need to hand Wenglawks the note when he is alone. Sentry Rotiart is in Skyshrine.
What the?
# Apr 24 2001 at 7:27 PM Rating: Default
was walking to see if i got aprehensive to yelinak when i saw an invised 'Krom Zek Spy'just sitting there indif to me maybe now u gotta kill him since quest is impossible?
RE: What the?
# Apr 29 2001 at 4:49 PM Rating: Default
That spy is for another quest..I think the Giant's Bane if I recall. As of a few hours ago, the quest was working fine. Same as the fellow below, I handed the note and 100pp to Wenglawks and had a druid gate me out while the noble was casting on me. Weng never attacked once. Handed the dispelling device to Sentry Rotiart, killed the giant spy that he turned into and handed in the note for my choker.
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