Crest of the Fauns  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
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    Era:Scars of Velious
    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
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    Entered: Fri May 17 21:13:16 2002
    Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
    This is one of the sub-quests for the "Friends of the Tunarean Court" quest, resulting in the Crest of the Fauns.

    After starting the Friend of the Tunarean Court quest and getting the empty crest case Shamus has this to say to you.

    Shamus Aghllsews grips your hand in his own and recites an oath in an ancient tongue. Should you ever seek membership in this court you are required to receive the support of its counts, countesses, barons, and baronesses. Should they deem you worthy you may present their crests to me and with my approval become a citizen of our kingdom. The Kromrif and Kromzek are persistent in their efforts to expand Kael into the forest of Tunare, they are a threat to all houses of the Tunarean Court. A Kromzek architect occasionally visits the building sites. I desire to acquire his blueprints for the expansion of Kael.'

    Get the Kromzek Architect Blueprints off of the "a storm giant architect". The architect is a semi-rare mob that can spawn from a number of different static locations at the giants directly outside of Kael in Wakening Lands. Loot the blueprints.

    Give the Kromzek Architect Blueprints to Shamus Aghllsews

    Shamus Aghllsews says 'You have my gratitude ______ . With these blueprints we can better prepare the forests defenses against the giant invaders. I have yet another favor to ask of you as well. Fill this empty bag with crystallized sulfur. When mixed with the crushed herbs in the other bag it will create an explosion strong enough to destroy stone. Take the two full bags into Kael Drakkel and plant it into a crate of the kromzeks building supplies.

    Your faction standing with Tunarean Court has been adjusted by 30.

    Receive: Empty Sulfur Collection Bag
    Receive: Bag of Crushed Herbs

    Combine 4 Crystallized Sulfur inside the Empty Sulfur Collection Bag to create a Bag of Sulfur.

    Head into Kael. From Wakening Lands head up the first ramp and look for two broken buildings on the right, go into the eastern one (loc -557, 2496, -327). There should be 3 visible bags on the ground, 2 small and 1 large (the large bag has a 30 minute respawn timer). You should be able to pick up the large bag labled "Bag of Supplies".

    Put the Bag of Sulfur and Bag of Crushed herbs inside the Bag of Supplies and hit Combine. There may be a slight blast of 1000 damage (Unconfirmed)

    Receive: Pile of Rubble

    Return to Shamus Aghllsews in Wakening lands

    Give the Pile of Rubble to Shamus Aghllsews

    Shamus Aghllsews says 'You have proven yourself to the Fauns of the Tunarean Court. The destruction of the Kromzeks building supplies will slow their progress for some time.

    Your faction standing with Tunarean Court has been adjusted by 20.

    Receive: Crest of the Fauns
    Submitted by: Bobbybick
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    faction hit
    # Apr 03 2015 at 11:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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    Upon giving Shamus the Blueprints:

    Your faction standing with Tunarean Court has been adjusted by 30.
    You gain party experience!!

    The section of the quest taking place inside Kael changed several years ago. I recall first doing this quest when Velious was current content and back then player would actually hand items to an object NPC named "Crate of Supplies" via the Give window interface, which would in turn cause a PBAE damage explosion accompanied by the typical world shaking screen effect. None of this happens now. Now, there is a ground spawn container Bag of Supplies at location -558.67, 2499.63, -324.53. Pick up that container and in it combine the Bag of Sulfur and the Bag of Crushed Herbs. Receive Pile of Rubble on cursor. No explosion, no shaking, no rubble ground spawn to collect.

    Upon returning the Pile of Rubble to Shamus:

    Your faction standing with Tunarean Court has been adjusted by 20.
    You gain party experience!!

    # Sep 12 2018 at 8:51 AM Rating: Excellent
    528 posts
    Somewhat late update but I've redone the majority of this quests' writeup in the off chance someone decides to do this series of quests. It looks like the crate/bag mechanics in Kael were changed quite a long time ago which led to some confusion among the steps needed to complete this. If anyone finds any inaccuracies or confusion which this new guide please post so we can get it corrected.

    Thanks for the comments helping me figure out how this works now.

    Edited, Sep 12th 2018 10:53am by Bobbybick
    # Apr 02 2004 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
    Just did this myself, just inside the kael zone, across from named storm giant Korakaz (which drops bear skin of rage) you'll find several unfinished buildings. On the floor of one of the buildings (one to the north east upon entering kael) I found 3 bags, 2 creates of supplies and 1 bag of supplies. I combined the sulfer and the herbs in this bag and hit the combine button. Received a black pearl looking item that was inded a pile of rumble.
    Bag respawn time
    # Jan 18 2004 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
    My wife was with me when I went to do the combine to make the explosion that perhaps no longer happens. She accidentally clicked one expecting it to open, and picked it up. It's no drop, though God only knows why. Anyone know how long it takes for the bags to respawn?
    possible boom?
    # Dec 01 2003 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
    Just did this and after reading the posts and the quest, I've noticed a slight difference. Is it possible you can still get the explosion if you do NOT pick-up the large bag and just trade the bag of sulpher and herbs to it as the description says? I too picked it up instead and ended up doing the combine that way, but wondering if it can be done without picking it up.
    This has been changed
    # Apr 05 2003 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
    Just did this now.

    No boom, no damage, nada. Sort of anti climatic. :(


    Edited, Sat Apr 5 21:55:59 2003
    Quest as of Nov '02
    # Nov 17 2002 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
    59 posts
    Quest is indeed active, though kind of a let-down. I had all my Nagafen Fire Resist gear on, was ready to take a screenshot of some huge explosion, ready to gate out immediately after... and nothing. You pick up the bag, put the herbs and the sulfer in, hit combine, and you have a rock (looks much like a piece of mistmoore granite) on your cursor.

    Take the rock ("Pile of Rubble") back to Shamus and get the crest.
    RE: Quest as of Nov '02
    # Dec 03 2002 at 4:04 AM Rating: Default
    149 posts
    There are 3 bags.

    2 small, one large.

    The 2 small are garbage, the 1 large one you pick up and do the combine in.

    You don't lose invisibility.

    RE: Quest as of Nov '02
    # Jan 25 2003 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
    71 posts
    I searched all over today, no bags or boxes anywhere. Even tried dropping my bag at the given location, but no luck
    it`s repair
    # Aug 15 2002 at 10:18 AM Rating: Excellent
    2 posts

    Vi made a bag at that spot. combine and it works didn`t get hit with fire either

    Edited, Thu Aug 15 11:08:54 2002
    RE: it`s repair
    # Aug 21 2002 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
    47 posts
    Thanks for taking the time to let us know!! I've been checking back now and then and I was beginning to think this ques was a lost cause... :)
    So how can we do this quest
    # Jul 26 2002 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
    2 posts
    So how can we do this quest if GM don`t want to help us out ???
    # Jul 10 2002 at 5:10 AM Rating: Default
    Last night the GM online investigated this for me and informed me that the quest is indeed bugged. He also told me that there are NO plans to fix it. :(

    # Jul 07 2002 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
    Has anyone made this quest work since May 2002? I have tried everything I possibly can and have no idea if its actually broken or I am just not doing the right things.

    Any help would be appreciated but it must be from someone who was successful since May 2002.

    Still can't make this work
    # May 13 2002 at 1:27 AM Rating: Default
    OK, I've camped the archetect again, have all the components, (both bags), combined the sulfer, AND CANNOT GET THE DAMN TRADE WINDOW TO OPEN UP ! The first time I tried this in January, finally got the window to open, set off the explosion, and the only result was the other crate. Petitioned EQ, and of course, they don't endorse or verify any "cheat page " info, as they call it. Now there is two conflicting sets of instructions. (the original up top, and the post from Jan. 22nd). So , which is correct. you pick up both crates first? open the trade window forst, then pick up the crate? Leave one on the ground? WHAT? I do remember having dificulty opening the trade window first time, but get no results at all this time. Have clicked on every square inch of that floor and have come back and repeated it 15 or 20 times. WTF? Cleared my drop confirmation window, put it back, need some help, please. And while we're at it. how do you get Lord Gossimerwing or the Countess to spawn. I have all the parts to this quest except the unicorn piece in PoM. Wondering if this quest is worth the agrevation. 8>)

    Hailstorm Waybear
    54 frustrated Druid
    RE: Still can't make this work
    # May 20 2002 at 8:35 PM Rating: Default
    As of may 20th this quest has been deemed bugged, and gms/coders are fixing it immediately!
    Fire Damage
    # Mar 06 2002 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
    only took 12+96 damage with 203fr at Level 60...
    # Jan 22 2002 at 4:28 AM Rating: Default
    OK-here is the deal.
    I just got done doing this part of the quest... it is Jan 22 2002. I took my bag of sulfer and crushed herbs and headed to kael. as i entered there was a group going in to kill ragefire and they had the whole entrance cleared of giants. i went up to the site, its on the right hand side. there were two bags and i picked one up, it was the crate of supplies. i was confused here and couldn't figure it out so i clicked on the other bag and picked up the other crate. finally i just clicked on the ground where i picked them up and got a trade window. i put the 2 bags and 1 of the crates in it and combined. i was hit for 600 damage twice, with 113 fire resist. when the fire (and lag) cleared, i picked up the bag (appeared after explosion) and it was the small black ball, or rubble. no giants came and i walked out with the rubble untouched (other than the explosion). i gave to shamus and recieved the crest of the fauns. hope this helps. Safe journeys to all.
    Hailstorm Waybear
    # Jan 07 2002 at 8:50 PM Rating: Default
    I did this quest just recently. (Jan,2002) set off the explosion and nothing appeared but the original 2 building supply crates. The explosion hit me for 600 dam,with a few buffs on and nothing agroed on me. I took both to Shamus and nothing happened. I have petitioned to find out if this is a glitch. If not. what is wrong with these quest instructions?
    The loc is
    # Dec 09 2001 at 12:35 AM Rating: Default
    The 2 bags are in Kael, just in from WL entry.

    The Loc is -565, 2493
    # Nov 20 2001 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
    Architect..phewy, this guy is a shadowknight...500 harm touch...constant attempts to fear (never feared) and a few life taps...resisted root a lot, just snared him and kited him around. Easy for a 58 druid.
    Where is the Building?
    # Sep 09 2001 at 3:16 AM Rating: Default
    Yes I am totally and absolutely lost as to where the building is, I have almost everything done for this quest and don't have the loc nor can I find the 2 sacks on the ground that are supposedly called supplies... do they spawn at certain times? Please respond. <am I supposed to follow an npc that arrives and the bags spawn when he is within aggro? I have no idea how to find it. WL is one of the worst zones cause everything is the same freakin color.

    Meadiil Oakheart
    Druzzil Ro
    RE: Where is the Building?
    # Sep 13 2001 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
    It's in Kael, not WL.
    # Jul 05 2001 at 8:10 AM Rating: Default
    Someone tell us where the Kromzek Architect spawns plz he's the last part i need for this ring
    54th druid of tunare
    RE: where?
    # Jul 25 2001 at 5:40 AM Rating: Default
    The architect can spawn anywhere near Kael. The place I've most commonly seen him, is in the ruins (maybe new buildings) straight out from the Kael entrance in Wakening Lands. His PHs are frost giant laborers. Good luck getting him though, took a long time hunting there before I finally saw him. He resist root a lot, so if you're doing this solo keep a low mana root memmed.
    55 Druid
    RE: where?
    # Jul 25 2001 at 11:26 AM Rating: Default
    Thanks man, this helps Time to kill some more laborers hehe :)
    55th wanderer of drinal now
    Kromzek architect
    # Jun 28 2001 at 5:44 AM Rating: Default
    ok so where does this Kromzek architect spawn?????
    where is the building?
    # Jun 09 2001 at 4:25 AM Rating: Default
    anyone know the loc of the building?
    #Anonymous, Posted: Jun 09 2001 at 4:24 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
    so my question is...
    # May 18 2001 at 3:55 AM Rating: Default
    is there a visable explosion to setting off the explosive? if so id do this quest just to get to do that =P
    crys sulfur
    # May 17 2001 at 4:21 PM Rating: Default
    drops all the time in tower of frozen shadow, stay there about 20-30min and you will have 4 at least
    explosion damage
    # May 16 2001 at 6:35 AM Rating: Default
    I only took about 300 damage with 104 FR.
    # Apr 27 2001 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
    Crystalized sulfer also drops off of blood gill goblins in the lake of ill omen, at the under water temple in the middle of the lake. Not a very common drop. However I have managed to get a dozen or so hunting there for the last couple of lvls.
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