Coldain Shawl #4: Fur-Lined Coldain Prayer Shawl  

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Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Tradeskill
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Era:Scars of Velious
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
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Entered: Thu May 23 19:32:39 2002
Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023
After finishing the first three quests, ask Loremaster Borannin 'What is brewing?'

Loremaster Borannin says 'Ahh yes, good to see you again Maeve . I wish it were under better circumstances that we meet today. For some time now we have sent teams of our finest rogues to gather intelligence for the Dain. Tanik Greskil is one of our best. He was recently sent into the heart of Kael Drakkel on a very important mission and has not returned. He is now long overdue, and fearing the worst, our wise council has asked me to dispatch a rescue party to determine what has become of him and return him to safety. I have decided to give you this opportunity to build upon the trust you have earned from the council. Will you accept this mission?'

You say, 'I will accept this mission'

Loremaster Borannin says 'The council will be pleased to hear of your acceptance. Scour the regions surrounding the city of the Giants. Discover what happened to Tanik and, if possible, return him to Thurgadin. If you are successful, remember to hand me your woven shawl. We seem to be running low on them, but I must say Mordin has never had so much help in the kitchen. Anyway, I will eagerly await word of your findings. Good luck, and may Brell protect you.'

If you wander around the Eastern Wastes near NEG 6644 POS 4337 you will eventually see a message "the snow crumbles away revealing an injured coldain." This reveals Tanik Greskil.

You say, 'Hail, Tanik Greskil'

Tanik Greskil says 'Outlander! Thank Brell you've found me! I am the last surviving member of my unit. Our mission was somehow compromised, the bloody Kromrif knew just where to find us... I can't imagine how they knew. I was barely able to escape with my life and wandered into a trap here. I am badly hurt and need your help.'

You say, 'I will help'

Tanik Greskil says 'Quickly, give me a vial of Veluim Vapors so I can return home, I am in desperate need of some attention from our clerics.'

You say, 'What are velium vapors?'

Tanik Greskil says 'Drat! Are you telling me you don't have one with you? Run back to Thurgadin at once and speak with Frundle, she can make you one. I will do what I can to stay alive. I may need to move about a bit to keep from being discovered. Hurry now outlander, you're my only hope.'

Once back in Thurgadin, find Frundle.

You say, 'Hail, Frundle Frenklar'

You say, 'What velium vapors?'

Frundle Frenklar says 'Ahh, you come seeking my family recipe? After all you've done for our people it's the least I can do. First you must fashion a velium vial, then combine the vial with two small pieces of velium in this jar. That's all there is to it. Please keep the recipe a secret.'

You say, 'What velium vial?'

Frundle Frenklar says 'I'm no potter mind you, but if I remember correctly it's a small brick of velium, three crystalline silks, and two glass shards. Then you'll have to finish up by firing it in a kiln with a high quality firing sheet.'

You receive a Velium Purifier.

Small Pieces of Velium and Small Blocks of Velium can be looted on Ry`Gorr Miners in Crystal Caverns or off spiders in Velketor's Labyrinth.

Crystalline Silk can be found on spiders in both zones.

1) Combine a small (7 lb) brick of velium, three unstacked crystalline silks and two glass shards in a pottery wheel. You will receive an Unfired Velium Vial.

2) Combine the Unfired Velium Vial and a HQ firing sheet in the kiln and receive a Velium Vial.

3) Combine the Velium Vial and two unstacked small pieces of Velium in the Velium purifier. The Velium Purifier disappears and you are left with a Vial of Velium Vapors. The vial is a lore item and has one charge of gate to Thurgadin.

The vial is trivial at skill 122.

Do not camp the spot where Tanik Greskil is, because I did it, and got a message: You have been ambushed by frost giants! And two Kromrif Death Squad will spawn, and try to kill you.

When you get Tanik Greskil to spawn again, just hand him the vial.

Tanik Greskil says 'Thank you. I shall be eternally grateful to you. Should you ever require my assistance I pledge to you my aid. Please deliver this to Borannin, it is imperative that he deliver this to the Dain at once. Farewell for now outlander...'

You gain experience!!

Then head back to Thurgadin and hand Boradinn the note and your old shawl, for the new shawl.

Loremaster Borannin says 'Words cannot express our gratitude for your deeds outlander, you have saved a hero of our people from certain death. Please accept this, the Fur-lined shawl, as a token of our sincere appreciation. You are indeed among the most highly regarded Humans to set foot in Thurgadin. The next time we meet be sure to ask me how to further advance your reputation with the coldain.'
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Faction numbers
# Jan 05 2019 at 2:05 PM Rating: Good
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Coldain +20
Dain +5
both giants -2

still works
# Nov 02 2018 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Used this trick today, worked fine. Tanik can spawn way down the sides of the ramp and a fair ways away. If pet points at avatar just move farther away and try again. i generally just ran away from the death squad and they despawned when out of range.
Oh the stupidity of placing an Agent of Change at the ramp
# May 18 2018 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Tried this yesterday with the help of some people, couldn't get him to spawn :(

For some unknown reason, even quite a bit away from the actual ramp (facing it) , the charmed mammoth I used, kept looking at the Agent of Change, and once I moved it so it started looking at another direction, It started tracking a snow bunny, a walrus and a Savage giant who was roaming nearby, I triggered 3 deathsquads on the right & left side of the ramp (whilst facing it) , I am guessing that Tanik is on either sides of the ramp now as the mammoth didnt have to go so far away from the ramp, before it started looking at another direction.

I use Brewnalls maps and on it, Tanik is actully marked, but standing there with my big wooly "friend" just took me back to the Agent over and over.

Pobber of Agnarr
AoC on Agnarr makes the pet trick not work.
# Mar 19 2018 at 4:40 PM Rating: Good
68 posts
I tried using my necro pet to find the Tanik trap, but the pet just wants to stare at the Agent of Change.
AoC on Agnarr makes the pet trick not work.
# Apr 09 2018 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Confirmed. It worked for me first 3 tries (got giants) but now if just locks on the AoC that is on the ramp down.

Good stuff DBG.
Pet Trick for Tanik - Updated
# Aug 08 2016 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts

1) Start with pet on top of north side of ramp going down to Kael.
2) Take off lev and invis.
3) Place pet on guard.
4) Looking face to face with pet, align yourself with pet and slowly walk backwards, then stop after 20 steps or so, (Don't go super far from pet.)
5) Place pet on follow until he gets to you then place back on guard and repeat steps 4-5 until Tanik spawns. This took me about 5 or 6 times.
6) Hail him, give him the Vial of Velium Vapors, he gives you "Tanik's note".

I felt like I was going way too far, but it appears he can spawn quite a long way from the ramp.

Good Luck!
Pet Trick for Tanik - Updated
# Oct 22 2022 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
coordinates for starting point would be nice. "North side of ramp"? Can't really tell where exactly that is, nor the direction you are walking backwards.
Coldain Faction
# Jul 12 2016 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Did the first three parts with Dubious Coldain Faction (foolishly raided Dain and did not camp the faction hit before his death). Cannot get Frundle Frenklar to give me the Purifier. Need to work on faction before proceeding, Royal Kromriff Blood at plate cycle in Kael should provide the faction I need.
Pet Tracking Tanik G.
# Aug 24 2014 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
102 posts
Trick still works today. Ran to the front of kael, put dropped lev, put pet on "guard" and he auto-faces the next Kromriff Deathsquad trap. Move him forward till you spring it, kill giants, throw guard back on and he'll face about. Hit two traps before i backed up and found the one spawning Tanik.
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Pet Tracking Tanik G.
# Feb 13 2017 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
going to the front of the ramp with pet, using pet guard to show the direction of the traps worked great for us, thanks =)
Druid point of view
# Dec 15 2013 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
150 posts
As a Druid, I never use a pet. Ever. But this time, I found BooBoo to be indispensable. I could not have done it without him. It took me a bit to find that he needed to be on Guard. Otherwise, he just stared at me.

I found that if I looked BooBoo in the eyes, and walked backward, in a straight line, the direction he was staring, I spawned either the Death Squad or Tanik, every time. It took be a bit to get properly aligned with his gaze. I just stepped back about 10 feet and I could judge the alignment pretty well. Because of my stupidity X2, I actually spawned Tanik three times. I think I got eight or nine death squads.

I'm not sure if levitation mattered, but just to be sure, I was not levitated the whole time.

One last very important note.... don't pay any attention to the location Tanik is marked on the map. Every time Tanik spawned for me, he was nowhere near the ramp. I spawned Tanik walking backward, away from BooBoo a good distance from the ramp and well out of sight of BooBoo. Normally well west of the ramp. Just have the pet guard at the top of the ramp and walk backwards, away from him in a straight line.

Tanik Greskil Spawn Point Tips
# Jan 28 2013 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
Just finished this 4th portion of the original Coldain Shawl quest, in preparation for doing the 2.0 later. I went to the top of the ramp which leads down to Kael Drakkal to the spot marked on the Eastern Wastes mapfiend map (-6447, +3546). I had with me my Guardian Wolf familiar which is purchased with Station Cash. This wolf growls when anyone is near, and was invaluable in finding Tanik. When using this familiar and Tanik is near, you will see an emote, "_____________'s familiar growls at You stumble". Keep going over that small area where the wolf emotes and Tanik will spawn. You'll see the emote, "You stumble over a pile of snow exposing a Coldain!" Good luck, fellow questers.
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Tanik Greskil Spawn Point Tips
# Jun 16 2013 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
82 posts
BTW, am also doing this #1.0 Shawl Quest. when you use Sequoia1961's tip. and you see the emote: "_______________'s familiar growls at You have" it means you have come upon the Death Squad trap and they will spawn in a few seconds. Just thought I'd add my 2 cp worth. Good Hunting all.

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Tanik Spawn
# Jul 29 2011 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
OK make the Velium Vapors 1st before going to EW to Tanik, that worked for me so i didnt have spawn him 2x
Tanik Spawn
# Sep 06 2014 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
58 posts
Just did this on my berserker, got the dwarf first try.
Pet trick
# Jul 28 2011 at 10:52 PM Rating: Decent
169 posts
Agreed and confirmed, pet trick works great. Run around and keep doing "pet guard" and follow the direction he points and walla! Eventually you'll find him. Thanks for the info!
# Jun 19 2010 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
I figured I'd post this since I know alot of people are working again on the shawl thanks to the 2.0 version now. Doing this a second time now only with a chanter has proven to be interesting (an way easier than when i did it on my cleric).

First of all.. a pet helps. Plain and simple. It doesn't matter what kind of pet. I used my animation and i could tell which way it was pointing by the direction of the weapons it was holding. The tip of his blade would point me in the direction to go. I do know from doing this before on my cleric that there are three spawn/ambush points (and they are all near the ramp).

Anyway, the top of the ramp is the easiest one to try out first. If you're level 85 you should have no problem doing this even being ambushed several times. Mobs die in a nuke and a half (or one nuke with a crit).

Please MAKE sure to have the vial of velium vapors already handy though. You can do this ahead of time and have it ready to turn into the guy otherwise it will be a pain to spawn him to only have to run back and do the vial quest. Go to Velketor and get the pieces... only took like ten minutes tops since it's always empty.

Edited, Jun 20th 2010 1:06am by Rexa
find him fast
# Apr 18 2010 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
pet trick ftw
No Lev
# Apr 13 2010 at 11:15 PM Rating: Decent
106 posts
couldn't find him with lev on but once I took it off he appeared right by the top of the ramp.
robbed as usual
# Apr 05 2010 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
343 posts
i been here now SIX days i have gone thru over 50 snow bunnies and 50 walruses at least i have triggered over 100 ONE HUNDRED kromrif death squads all around the whole area near Kael drak ramp every compass direction, not once has my dorf npc spawned, this in disgusting appaling yet not unsurprising bad luck i have as usual
# Jul 31 2009 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
402 posts
There is no need to seek out Tanik, return to Thurgadin, then seek out Frundle and make the Velium Vapors, then try to find Tanik again. Go to Frundle first, get the velium vapors made, then seek out Tanik.

You can give him the Velium Vapors as soon as you uncover him; there is no need to go back to Thurgadin and try to find him again. He will accept them, thank you, give you Tanik's note and disappear.

Once I made the Velium Vapors, I got another purifier from Frundle, then assembled another Velium Vapors after I gave mine to Tanik, and then took the short cut back to Thurgadin.

The trap that triggers Tanik appears to be random. I discovered him on the north side of the ramp near Kael's entrance. The pet trick worked, once I uncovered three Giant ambushes. I'm 83 at the time of this writing, so the Giants were no problem. They are slow to initiate the fight, so I would imagine you have time to run away.

Edited, Jul 31st 2009 1:41pm by ChanterTime

Edited, Jul 31st 2009 1:42pm by ChanterTime
spawned for me at
# Jan 22 2008 at 10:17 PM Rating: Decent
I stumbled over him at -6499, +3567 within view of the top of the ramp.

I have a theory that he spawns if someone stays in the area for a certain amount of time... who knows...
Kill the 2 Guards
# Dec 09 2006 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
I followed all the recipes - but here is what worked, it was a simple change to shorten spawns.

*) Kill the 2 Guards at bottom of ramp!
1) Use a friend with a pet.
2) Use pet to guard at top of ramp.
3) Slowly walk backwards while looking at pets eyes.
4) Spawn Dwarf on second spawn.

I tried all other combinations over several days. Killing the 2 Guards may be coincidence, but why not start there.
Kill the 2 Guards
# Dec 10 2006 at 8:00 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Killing the guards makes no difference.

Using the pet trick does.

But the pet trick only points to the closest active trap. It was luck that the second one happened to be the dorf.
Kill the 2 Guards
# Sep 10 2007 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
Killing the two guards does have one effect...It makes sure the pet is not looking at the guards.
Kill the 2 Guards
# Dec 06 2013 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
97 posts
poobah wrote:
Killing the two guards does have one effect...It makes sure the pet is not looking at the guards.

I totally agree with this ... the dang walrus were messing with my pets pointing ... took me 7 traps to get him to spawn ... I did not use levi and gave up on the horse ... just ran it on foot.
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Pet trick works
# Dec 03 2006 at 12:00 PM Rating: Default
I tried the pet trick and parked him at the top of the ramp, then ran out to see if I could find this silly dwarf. This method only finds Giants.

So instead, I parked my pet at the top of the ramp, told him to 'guard' (so he points to the nearest MOb) and ran out to the extreme to create a backstop, if you will. One thing I noticed about this guy ( started to relize it the closer I got to him) was that it seems this guy i most likely invised and moves around, When you get close to him, his invis pops off and he falls down.

When you do this, start at the top of the ramp and leave ole bone head there. run out to an extreme distance and call your pet park him again and run back. keep doing this til you get it down to a small area and I eventually got him to pop. Tanik seemed to be tracking north to south, a bit out in front of the ramp.

Try it, see if it works for you too.
Pet trick works
# Jan 24 2007 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
11 Death Squads and still no dorf. Grrrrr....

One thing that has helped to save time is to bind, (if you can), at the entrance to KD and if you get a death squad just run to a safe distance and gate, pop into KD and pop back out. The Giants are killable at 58 but VERY resistant so it takes some doing. Only drops I have found so far are Woven Giant Vest and the odd velium weap. Back to the frozen lands...

Edited, Jan 24th 2007 4:17am by Russellbor

17th spawn did the trick following the pet strat.

Edited, Jan 24th 2007 4:52am by Russellbor
Done today
# Dec 18 2005 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
Took me 2 sessions of trying to get this. Used the pet trick. Spawned pair of Giants about 7 times prior to Thanik spawning. As noted by others, so long as you have the vial of velium vapors ahead of time you do NOT need to hail him. Just hand it to him to complete this step. (I had a pair of Giants pop almost immediately after I spawned him so was very handy to quickly do hand in and run while being pounded on.)
Wish I had a pet
# Oct 07 2005 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent
37 posts
This is dificult to the point of retardation without a pet, or at least it is for me. I've spent 3 hours running back and forth in the area south of the ramp I have my zone map up on auto map drawing a line behind me, in the 3 hours of zigzaging I have made a solid block rather then lines (zoomed in) and I have only run into 2 triggers both death squads. I hope this doesn't turn into a situation like my monks camping the king room in Sol B for his robe of the whistling fists drop, that one took me 5 months of play to get.
Turning in the potion to Tanik
# Jun 01 2005 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
When you have the potion on your cursor, click on his body, not on his head. His head doesn't count as part of his body, so the game thinks you're trying to drop the potion on the ground, and it can't be dropped. Very weird. If you get the message that the item can't be dropped, traded, or sold, click on other parts of his body to initiate the trade.
easy spawn plan
# Nov 28 2004 at 12:59 AM Rating: Good
Best bet is the pet/guard proceedure. Took me all of about 30 min and only 1 spawned death squad. Do like the previous posts say and start at the top of the ramp and tell pet to guard (did with an enchanter pet and animation empathy...worked fine). Back away from pet a good distance, then tell it to follow you. Stop, tell it to guard, rinse, repeat. If you keep this up it will keep you in line for Tanik (or a death squad). First attempt spawned a death squad, ran into Kael to shake aggro, then back outside to do it again. Second attempt spawned Tanik. Oh and do yourself a favor and have the Velium vapors on hand the first time around. That way you only do it once. I was able to hand over vapors after I told him I would help. Hope this helps.
RE: easy spawn plan
# Apr 15 2005 at 1:23 AM Rating: Decent
This procedure still Works. getting the line right is hard. mine worked 3 time down the pets line of sight
tanik griskil
# Nov 20 2004 at 5:41 AM Rating: Decent
exact loc for the guy in east wastes for tanik griskil is -6634, + 3647... watch out for death spawns.. u can just kite them around while doin drivebys by tanik griski.. each time u pass him just say what ur supposed to say and he wont despawn on ya
DS sees invis
# Nov 17 2004 at 7:06 PM Rating: Good
45 posts
The Deathsquad can see invis, just FYI. I was walking around in the area invised thinking I was safe, 4 giant DS popped and creamed me. :(
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