Coldain Shawl #4: Fur-Lined Coldain Prayer Shawl  

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Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Tradeskill
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Quest Items:
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Related Quests:
Era:Scars of Velious
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu May 23 19:32:39 2002
Modified: Sun Jan 31 21:31:35 2021
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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fast and easy way to 4th shawl
# Jun 16 2003 at 2:33 PM Rating: Default
Got this done with my necro in two days starting with a 40 in pottery from previous training of it at my guild. Then I went to POK and at the vendors near the bank two pottery merchants sell medium bowl sketches/medium jar sketches/medium blocks of clay one merchant in the back has water flasks. Buy in bulk and take to the pottery wheel close by. Do medium jars til your trivial then switch to medium bowls until you trivial on them around 122. Doesn't cost a lot don't even have to fire the finished product I just destroyed them. Once your high enough in trade and have your components go to thurgadine and get the velium purifier from Frundle by asking , "what velium vial?" She'll give you the velium purifier. Take your components and make your vial. Combine your vial with the velium in the purifier to get the thurg gate. Head to Eastern Wastes. I was playing my necro so I summoned a low level pet around loc of n 5000, p3000 something had pet guard ran the direction it was facing. Ran a little while had pet guard followed direction my pet was again. Did this for a little while til once my pet was facing the opposite direction. Ran that direction and say the message the snow had tumble and there was he little coldain laying on the snowy ground. Hailed him and gave him the thurg gate potion he then gave me Tanik's note. Heading back to thurgadin to turn it in now.
Look here first..
# Jun 14 2003 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
I just finished this step with my mage using the information listed here on this board. So first off thanks to all of you who posted before me.

Wanted to add my two cents. First off your doing yourself a diservice if you do not make you the velium vapors first before you go looking for Tanik Greskil. Doesnt make sence to go through it two times.

Secondly, I used some of the methods described here. I went from beginning of the Kael ramp and walked NE like was suggested, I tried the locs to guide me in the general area. 15 times straight and two deaths later I came back to read again for guidance because all I had yet to find was the Death Squad.

I saw where one person said he went up along the ramp on the left side like heading towasrd the zone wall, I tried that, and using the pet trick (which I did the entire time ) I found him with no problems. This is away from where the Death Squad spawns. So my observations and suggestions are this. Before trying anything else do these things.

1. Have the Velium Vapors ready.

2. Have a sow or better on in case you do spring the Death Squad so you can run away.

3. Go to the loc of -6763, +4667

If you are looking toward the direction of kael standing out by the beginning of the downward ramp, go along the left of the ramp like you were heading to the zone wall to find this loc. I tested it severl times after I finally got it, and I found the dwarf every time with out fail.

Hope this helps and good luck!
Where in the World is Greskil
# Jun 09 2003 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
This part of the shawl quest is considered by most to be the easiest one of the 8; however, due to the difficulty of finding Greskil and ease of spawning the traps around him (5 nasty Frost Giants), then it can be a pain in the butt.

Some suggestions are to get your pottery up to 125. Leverage on getting secrets and tips on increasing the skill quickly and with minimal plat.

Secondly, get Shadows of Luclin if you don't have it already, so that you can use the Bazaar to buy the Velium and Silks, otherwise, you need to go to Crystal Caverns and kill like mad, it's easier to get the drops in Velks, but you should be lvl 50 if you plan to fight there, otherwise, invest in cloudy potions (invis) from your local Alchemy shop and go to Velks and be very nice and ask people in the zone to let you loot the items you need.

Finally, when you go looking for Greskil, go to beginning ramp that leads down to Kael, then face North East and walk forward, you should stay close to the northern part of that ramp that leads downward, someone in this post provided a loc, but I cannot confirm its accuracy as I 'stumbled' on this guy by running around in circles. It should be noted that I also spawned the "you have been ambushed" guards several times before being successful in getting him to come out and play.

If you have made the items already (1 charge of Thurg gate), then just hale him and then hand the gate potion to him. He will give you a note and despawn. Head back Thurg and complete the quest as outlined above. When you complete this quest, you will agree that it was one of the easier quest of the eight, but since you are on #4, how would you know it's the easiest? Don't be discouraged, but excited that you quest is now one third complete!


Pyos of Brell
tanik loc
# Jun 09 2003 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
found tanik tonight at loc -5697 +3612.

where to sit
# Jun 05 2003 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
OK, since NOBODY has said WHERE you should sit, here is where I found him. I charmed myself a Wooly while a Warrior I had sowed ran around to trip the death squad. He ran around in front of the ramp, sorta a little northeast of the start of the ramp. When the warrior had tripped the DS, he made a mad dash for the GD zone. When they got a short distance away I sat at the end of the ramp and told the wooly to guard. Took me about 30 seconds to find him then.

Hope this helps others.
Velium Purifier
# Jun 05 2003 at 6:32 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Where do I find this "Velium Purifier"???

I already got the Vial on my first try (Pottery 140) and would to continue to quest 5 - but I cannot find this purifier.

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RE: Velium Purifier
# Jul 13 2003 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
As mentioned in the quest info, you talk to Frundle Frenklar. She is in the shop next to the dwarf statue near the building where you started the Prayer Shawl quests. Asking her [What velium vapors] gets you the Purifier.
Spawn Spot
# Jun 03 2003 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
Dwarf spawned as I crossed over the top of the ramp, just as it began its decline. Dwarf is very much like Tain Hammerfrost from the Ring Quests in that he looks more like a corpse than anything. His spawn location was -6386, 3523.

I only point that out because I had different coordinates from the walkthru listed above.
# May 30 2003 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
70 posts
Has anyone tried to MQ this part? I already have 1 toon with high pottery to make the vial, I was thinking let her give the vial to dorf and get note, then MQ the note/shawl.
Beating the Death Squad
# May 28 2003 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
Basically, the Death Sqaud is a trap thus they pop when triggered even if you are invisible. I got by them by triggering them, running away, then feigning death. They are fast too. I just lied there until they despawned then went back to the spot and used the pet trick.

Edited, Wed May 28 16:52:33 2003
# May 28 2003 at 3:44 PM Rating: Default
anyone know what dorfy boys respawn time is if death squad kills him
pet trick?
# May 26 2003 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
everyone's talking about the pet trick, but I can't find anything about what it actually is...

what is the pet trick?
RE: pet trick?
# May 27 2003 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
i cant speak for other pet classes, but as a necro i do this for my guildmates all the time.
cast a pet. low level one will work cause if you dont find what you are looking for it isnt going to matter. cast pet, tell him to guard. he will point in a direction of a trigger. Now this will either be the coldain or it will be a pair of giants that will rip you a new one if you arent ready to run it to kael. That or just FD until they despawn. Basically line yourself up behind the pet and start in a straight line in the direction he is facing. you will eventually get the guy to spawn.
RE: pet trick?
# Jun 16 2003 at 11:06 AM Rating: Default
The pet will face the nearest mob. Around there, it's usually fairly empty of mobs, though the pet will sometimes face the Kael guards because they're the nearest.
Velium Purifier
# May 22 2003 at 5:09 AM Rating: Default
Velium Purifier, were do you get it?
Pottery skill
# May 11 2003 at 7:29 AM Rating: Good
54 posts
Pottery is not very hard to raise, because it is possible to raise your skill all the way to 250 with supplies found on merchants. They aren't too expensive, but can take up a lot of time because several recipes require subcombines. This skill also has very poor returns when increasing your skill, so expect to lose all the cash you have to use for supplies. Each item you make requires the unfired item being made on the pottery wheel, and then firing it in the kiln with a firing sheet. Many times the cost of the firing sheet is more than the merchant will give you for the finished product, so it isn't cost effective to fire them. The merchants will not, however, buy the unfired items, so the best bet is just destroy them as you make them. You won't be losing any chance to increase skill by skipping the firing step, because most of the firings trivial at a much lower level than actually making the unrefined product. Here's the method I used for getting to skill 199.

Small Bowl - small block of clay, small bowl sketch, water flask - Trival 102
Medium Bowl - block of clay, medium bowl sketch, water flask - Trivial 122
Large Bowl - large block of clay, large bowl sketch, water flask glass shard - Trivial 148
Casserole Dish - large block of clay, casserole dish sketch, water flask, ceramic lining - Trivial 199

When you start making the casserole dishes, you'll spend a lot of extra time because you first have to make many ceramic linings. This is a bummer, but it's still faster than farming ingredients for other methods of skill increases, and it's still relativley inexpensive.

Unrefined Ceramic Lining - small block of clay, ceramic lining sketch, water flask - Trivial 36
Combine in a kiln:
Ceramic Lining - unrefined ceramic lining, quality firing sheet

Pottery wheels and kilns can be found in most towns, along with the sketches and clay you need. The casserole dish sketch is sold in Jaggedpine Forest at the same place the cheese is sold, from one of the gnoll vendors in the cave of good gnolls. (#9 on the map)

Good Luck!

Edited, Sun May 11 07:55:49 2003
does invis/cammo work
# Apr 28 2003 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
Will the Death Squads see invis? I know you have to drop it to do turn in, but can you invis while trying to find him? I'm on last the part of #3 (hunting griffs for eggs) and am looking ahead to do 4th part. Thanks.
Zenyria, Wanderer of Tunare for 54 seasons on Tholuxe Paells server
# Apr 23 2003 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Finally got this on VS last night, after much training of Death Squads to Kael. (Someone sent a great /ooc message "Stop playing with the death squads and rescue that poor Coldain already!" :) )

I logged about 20-30 death squads, before finding the Coldain. I was so used to springing giants by then I was halfway to the ramp before I realised it was him...

Didn't get the loc but it was on the left as you look at kael, somewhere about halfway from the top of the ramp to the wall. I'd been worried my pet technique was wrong but it really just is a case of doing it... and doing it... and doing it... As per the hints I had the vial already the first time I sprung him. Wouldn't want to do this twice.
Use The Pet Trick
# Apr 20 2003 at 12:41 AM Rating: Excellent
The Pet trick is the ONLY reasonably way to find this guy. I searched an hour, nothing. Got a pet, told it guard, it points right at the nearest hidden thing. My first 2 were death squads, they killed the pet while i zoned. Third was the dwarf.
Oh ya i killed the guards at ramp bottom, cus the pet kept pointing at them. Even with the pet i went over the spawn spots several times. You have step right on a very small patch of snow to trigger the spwan. Close does not count. Without the pet trick you need to be very lucky or spend many tedious hours. If you arent a pet class, get, beg, buy, borrow, or steal one.
Ally Faction
# Mar 25 2003 at 5:49 AM Rating: Decent
Just a warning... If you attempt to give Tanik this vial with less than Ally faction, well, prepare to make another one. I was warmly for the first 3 shawls, and that worked fine, but as soon as it came time to recieve his note, he, well, ignored me. So, I suggest taking his opportunity (If you haven't already) to make sure your faction is Ally before continuing.
RE: Ally Faction
# Mar 26 2003 at 11:36 PM Rating: Excellent
Not True. I just handed him the vial, at warmly, and got the note.

Not sure what to say about your not getting it, but it's a fact he'll give you the note at warmly

[Wed Mar 26 22:59:04 2003] a frost giant scout says 'Guarding with my life..oh splendid one.'
[Wed Mar 26 22:59:09 2003] You stumble over a pile of snow exposing a Coldain!
[Wed Mar 26 22:59:12 2003] Tanik Greskil looks upon you warmly -- You could probably win this fight.
[Wed Mar 26 22:59:15 2003] You are too far away from a frost giant scout to trade.
[Wed Mar 26 22:59:17 2003] You are too far away from a frost giant scout to trade.
[Wed Mar 26 22:59:18 2003] You are too far away from a frost giant scout to trade.
[Wed Mar 26 22:59:21 2003] Tanik Greskil says 'Thank you,Vilael. 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...'
[Wed Mar 26 22:59:21 2003] You gain experience!!

According to my "Journal Dialog Window" entry, the loc was -5688, 4306

By the way I obviously used the pet trick. =) I had a nice friendly frost giant scout show me the way to Tanik. It didn't take any time to find him from the time I guarded the pet (as you can see hehe)

Good luck!

Edited, Wed Mar 26 23:13:20 2003
RE: Ally Faction
# Mar 28 2003 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
Hmmm, dunno then. I felt it was odd to that when I handed it in I got no response. I had petitioned, GM said to raise faction, I did, handed it in, it worked. Maybe just a bug then. Interesting...
RE: Ally Faction
# May 04 2003 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
155 posts
I got mine at only Amiable... /shrug
RE: Ally Faction
# Apr 18 2003 at 10:17 AM Rating: Default
Are you sure you handed it to him? If you had a pet up, you might have mistakenly given it to your pet.
RE: Ally Faction
# May 05 2003 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
114 posts
Wow, i was ally by the time i finished the 2nd shawl. Mabey I was just unlucky getting the heads and toes and killed more giants than most people.
What not to do...
# Mar 23 2003 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
Hey There... I recently read up on these various post and decided to craft the vial of velium vapors 1st, before hunting out the injured coldain... I got real lucky, the first few times I walk past the right side (in front) of kael ramp He popped and I hailed him... Then I said "what velium vapors" just to make sure he would except the turn in... DO NOT DO THIS! He disappeared after he said his spiel and I spent hours seaching for him again and tripping off the death squad. Finally I got a SK friend there and used the3 pet trick... worked within a few seconds without spawning DS again. Thanks
# Mar 08 2003 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
I tried to have my pet gaurd but he is always facing me... what am i doing wrong??
# Mar 21 2003 at 6:03 PM Rating: Good
59 posts
/pet guard here

That does it, I don't know how better to explain it.
# Jun 02 2003 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
222 posts
hehe, Hope you're not using a Wizzie pet.
Not sure if a Chanter pet will work, doubt it. If you are a chanter, charm a rabbit or something, and use that to guard.

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What Happened to Me
# Mar 07 2003 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
I loggeed off at about 3am CST. I had dragged my corpse to N 6762, P 4660, & camped on top of it. When I logged back in he spawned right next to my corpse. I hailed him & said I will help & gave him the potion. So ya'll might wana try FD at this point & see what happens. Good Luck to ya'll.

Lovitticus Treespirit, Norrath Wanderers of Prexus(The Red Neck Druid)
52 Druid of Tunare...
Great Info, and Here's the BEST Way to Do It
# Feb 26 2003 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
All of the tips here are good. The locations give you some general ideas about where to look if you don't have a pet. This will take awhile though, and you'll be zoning several times with some pissed off giants behind you.

The pet idea definitely saves time. Problem is, you or someone else is going to be running your **** off when you spring the Death Squads :P.

KnightSend got real warm on how to do this, by creating a human warrior that worships RZ.

Trust me, my 60 wiz was having fits trying to get this bugger to spawn. I also tried to get him with my Shaman and Warrior combo. When you only get two, it can be good xp. When you get four, you're running. I spawned the dorf once this way, and he despawned before I could log off the shammy and get back on the wiz (by about five seconds...I know, I should have been hailing him).

Anyway, after another couple hours of frustration, I came back to this thread and then it hit me....

Pet good, Rallos Zek good. Hmmm, Ogre SK's can worship RZ, and they get pets! WoW, Lightbulbs!

Anyway, I took my SK with my wiz, and started using him. Yeah, he's only lvl 15, but he's dubious to the giants. Kinda spooky, but they just stand there and despawn.

I got Tanik to spawn on the third trap. Only problem was he spawned with the DS. I was also too close, and they aggroed me. NP, just zone em.

I came back, sat a little further off, and let the SK and pet go to work. Two traps later, Tanik by himself. I hailed Tanik with the SK while I ran over (praying I didn't spring a DS), hailed him, told him I wanted to help, gave him the vial, and viola! All done.

Total time with the SK was maybe ten minutes, including the zoning of one DS.

If you two-box, this is the way to go. If you don't, and have a healer toon, coax a friend to make an Ogre RZ worshiping SK. Spend an hour, PL'ing them to lvl 9 (pet level), and take them with you to EW.

Use the pet methods described above, and sit far enough away that you won't aggro the DS's when they pop. It won't take long.

Nestefus Nucallodem
Lvl 60 Sorcerer
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RE: Great Info, and Here's the BEST Way to Do It
# Feb 26 2003 at 3:54 AM Rating: Decent
BTW, he Tanik pops on both sides.
My pet hates me
# Feb 17 2003 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
My pet succesfully found 27 death squads in a row - thanks god for FD and a 10 shot sow potion - my pet was obviously trying to kill me.

Succeeded once and nearly so atleast five other times - @#$% pet.
Death Squads
# Feb 17 2003 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
I just did this one using the pet trick. We popped 3 death squads, and on the 3rd when the DS ran after our tank, Tanik was in the snow underneath.
pet trick
# Feb 11 2003 at 11:54 PM Rating: Decent
pet trick worked great took me ten mins to spawn the dorf
# Jan 27 2003 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
Pet trick is the win thanx.

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Edited, Mon Jan 27 10:51:58 2003
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