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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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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WOOT finally got it
# Jan 25 2003 at 4:50 PM Rating: Excellent
-5675, 4256 is where I found him.. I spawned Death Squad about 50 times (no joke). Spent about 4 hours... ok here are some pointers:

1) U dont have to Hail him
2) He never spawns in front of ramp, on ramp nor on the left side (as u face Kael). I couldnt only get him to spawn on the Right side (as u face kael) and he is pretty far from ramp. if u go to that lo9c aobve ull see how far.

3) NO DROP trick i think was fixed cuz only pet trick works and No drop trick was never able to locate anything.

4) As soon as u give him the vial jsut walk backwards that way DS doesNT pop
RE: WOOT finally got it
# May 08 2003 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
I must disagree with Duxa...when I did this quest on my druid he spawned at the very top of the ramp, almost dead center, just before you go over the lip, so he DOES spawn on the ramp from time to time.

RE: WOOT finally got it
# Feb 12 2003 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
So, how exactly do you survive the death squad? I'm about to finish my shawl #3 quest and this next one seems pretty scary. As a lvl 45 Enchantress my tricks don't work on giants (mez, stun) so I'm not so sure I want to risk loosing exp continuously untill I get it right.
RE: WOOT finally got it
# Jan 30 2003 at 4:02 AM Rating: Good
I found him at neg 6689 pos 3796

That points him on the the LEFT side.. just plant a pet on the side. Stand behind pet, face the way it is heading and walk in a straight line till the Coldain pops. Simple as that. Nothing fancy. Got it on first try. Did it 4 more times, all on the first try (zoned each time to make sure)

WOW it works ... so easy to spawn him
# Jan 25 2003 at 5:53 AM Rating: Decent
Spent over 4 hours now tryin to spawn him. Pet trick only spawns Death Squad....

=( what do I do =(

Edited, Sat Jan 25 15:37:35 2003
New Idea for this
# Jan 17 2003 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
I have no clue if this will work at all but has anyone tried to just give him the vial of vapors the first time u meet him? If anyone has any knowledge of this please post and let me know im doin this shawl pretty soon and ill prob just try once, so either way ill post soon to let u all know how it went.
RE: New Idea for this
# Jan 18 2003 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
If you had finished reading all the post you would have discovored you answer to your own guestion taken from a post below: "Have the Thurgadin gate potion with you the for your first meeting with Tanik - otherwise, you will have to search for him again."

Thus you do not need to look for him 2 times just make your gate potion and go looking for him, once you find him no need to do anything but give it to him. Good Luck!
RE: New Idea for this
# Jan 24 2003 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
ya i read that but one person posted it and it was mentioned in one line and ive learned not to believe everything i read, but i did do this finally today and it worked to gl to all of u
Found Him!
# Jan 17 2003 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
I am a level 51 Ranger and wanted to finish this quest and had no pet to do it with and did not want to wait for a friend to get on line for help so I figured that I would try alone and hope that if I triggered the DS I would be able to outrun them with SOW and all the lag issues I have in zone. Well I was using sow, levitate and superior camo while running around the outside of the ramp. I was reading the loc previously stated and noted that some one said they had luck on the south side of the ramp. Well Bingo after abourt 30mins of nothing happening got the following message "You stumble over a pile of snow exposing a Coldain!" And I looked over and saw him laying down in the snow at loc p6700 p3884. Wow I finally got something on the first try! The Gods must favor me! Good Luck to all hope this helps you!
I got 4 KDS
# Jan 16 2003 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I did this quest today.........well about 330pm EST I get to the entrance to Kael, I'm just walking around waiting for the little message and what do I get??? You have been ambushed by Kromrif Death Squad. Four KDS spawned, four of them, all the posts I've read have said 2 anyway I gated and got out of there with 11 hps left and when I zoned had no buffs (bummer cause I just bought c3 only a half hour ago) Anyway just wanted to know how long I should wait to go back??? Prolly gonna go back in an hour or so if I don't get a response before then.....thanks for your help ahead of time.

*edit* just fixed some spelling mistakes and minor errors =)

51 Wanderer
Tallon Zek
Member of Evolution of Light

Edited, Thu Jan 16 15:52:38 2003
RE: I got 4 KDS
# Jan 31 2003 at 1:56 PM Rating: Default
the death squad despawn in around a minute if they do not have agro on anything, if you have a friend that is ally to giants is best to have them help to hit the triggers
# Jan 16 2003 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
this is how it goes...... the trigger locations are ALL random, a loc that may have triggerd something for you may not for everyone else. Also, each trigger spot has the chance to either spawn the death squad or the dorf. its all random, may take you 3 tries, and someone else 30. the pet method is the best so far, also works best if you have 2 pets.... have them guard on different sides and will point you right to a trigger spot, just make sure you are ready to run or fight because you have about 1 second before the death squad agros on you. Also the dorf only stays up for about 2 minues, unless you keep hailing him
# Jan 14 2003 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
After 3 days and 30 tries, I finally found Tanik!

I started by using the pet trick. All I turned up was the Death Squad. After attempt 25, I had my wife create a Human Warrior that worshiped Rallos Zek. I set my pet to guard and she whould spawn the mobs, and not get aggro. 5 tries later, it was mine.

Here are the locs we got:
-5692, 3732: Death Squad
-5699, 3727: Death Squad
-5693, 4505: Death Squad
-6038, 3627: Death Squad
-6753, 4655: Tanik Greskil

I hope this helps.

Wylldar Orwonthe
53 Barbarian Beastlord
Order of the Black Sun
The Rathe
My experience...
# Jan 11 2003 at 11:03 PM Rating: Excellent
Did shawl 4 today, and wanted to post my experience. I am a 55 ranger, and at first I wanted to be stubborn and not use a pet. I ran around to the locs previously mentioned, and couldn't get anything to happen. Finally I got frustrated and got my necro to do the pet method.

The first time I popped the Death Squad at exactly n5804, 3549. I popped the DS a second time at this location, and then decided to try the south end of the ramp.

This time my pet led me to n6682, 3818, and Tanik dropped out of the sky. I quickly camped and got back on my ranger, and luckily Tanik was still there.

So two of the locs for spawns were:

n5804, 3549
n6682, 3818

You have to go slow or they won't pop. And if you get the DS, you have a few seconds to react. Good luck
I found him too!
# Jan 10 2003 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
I might as well let you know how i did it and my thoughts on finding him.

I roamed all around the ent ramp to kael, north and south and spawned the death squad twice, but both time they were spawned south side about 2/3 the from the wall to the ramp. i found him near the wall.

Now i didn't spend too long looking and i think if yiu was to hang around the south side near the wall walking around and not going too far east to the death squad spawn spot he'll pop anyway, in his own time.

No need for tracking or anything fancy. just a little patience.

Hope this helps anyone who reads this in there fourth part of the shawl quest.

successful Tanik pop
# Dec 26 2002 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
167 posts
Ok, I tried two things :

First I went to the previously posted loc's. The first one had nothing, the next spawned a KDS.

Second, I did the pet trick. AMAZING!! it works perfectly. The first two times I tried it led me North of the ramp and I got a KDS - same spot each time (no time to write the loc, sorry).

Then I started a little south of the ramp and was led more south to Tanik. At first I got the message that my vial was no drop and could not be given away to him, but afte rseveral minutes he finally took it.

My spawn point was exactly at -6764, 3962.

good luck

RE: successful Tanik pop
# Jan 11 2003 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
106 posts
I just did this today, tried the pet thing after running around aimlessly for 20 minutes. To my surprise, it works perfectly! I usually take these spawn suggestions with a grain of salt, but the pet guard/point is a keeper.

I'm guessing when you say "pet guard", it automatically points at the nearest NPC, which is why it actually works for real. I did spawn the KDS once (and fortunately they attacked the pet instead of me), but the second time I did it I found Tarik. Beautiful!
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RE: successful Tanik pop
# Dec 26 2002 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
Thanks for the awesome tip. Tanik was exactly where you posted.

# Dec 22 2002 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
doubt it, but would a high lvl see invis work??
# Dec 19 2002 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
I read every post on here...tried starting at top of ramp, went in 10 different directions and every time i got death squads. The key to this is the post at the bottom from BryanRob, he really nailed it.

Good Luck!
# Dec 19 2002 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
By the way, that would be BryanRob's second post, hehe not the frustrated one.
How I got Tanik to pop
# Dec 11 2002 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
First I made a hotkey saying "I will help"
Then I put pet on guard, just off the end of the ramp and walked the direction the pet pointed say "I will Help" the whole way. He popped the first time within like 10 sec. Before that I just ran in direction dog pointed and triggered Death Squads like 10 times in a row. Maybe saying the reply to Tanik makes him pop and not the death squads. Hope this helps :)
Pet Method Works
# Dec 17 2002 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
I tried several times to get Tanik to pop from the sides of the entrance, but got the DSquad in every case.

When I went to the end of the ramp, got a pet, did the (Guard + few steps in direction of pet + Follow) <repeat> routine, I got Tanik to pop twice - no death squads in those attempts. I also set up the '/say i will help' hot key, and used it while moving forward after setting the pet on guard.

Easy Way To Do It
# Dec 07 2002 at 3:46 AM Rating: Decent
76 posts
I found Tanik in 10 seconds. Then helped two others for a total of about 5 minutes. Get a pet to the top of the Kael ramp area. Then GUARD. Follow slowly (Walking) in the direction it points. Take 5-10 slow steps and then FOLLOW. Then GUARD again. Repeat. The Death Squad popped once and killed me because I forgot to RUN again and was just WALKing away. So watch for that mistake. Otherwise, with SoW, you can out run them easilly. Popped only once in the time I found him three times. If you need my help finding him on the Vazelle server, send me a tell. Character name: Goofydoofy

Edited, Sat Dec 7 03:23:41 2002
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On using the pet trick
# Dec 03 2002 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
Make sure to dismiss pets (yes sommoned pets work nicely) or park them a ways off from Tanik. The Problem is your pet will walk just ahead of you and get invisably in the way of the turn in. So you will end up giving it to your pet. So make sure Tanik's name is in the trade window!
# Nov 26 2002 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
what pottery skill is minimum to do this quest?
# Nov 01 2002 at 8:59 PM Rating: Default
First time trying, was wandering around trying to find a bunny and somehow I managed to pop up the dorf!

Tanik Advice
# Nov 01 2002 at 10:37 AM Rating: Good
24 posts
OK, was taking my friend to help him find Tanik for his quest. We were running, and I paused to tell him something and *woosh* there's Tanik. He spawned at -5670, +4370, north of the ramp and further away from it than I would have thought. So, I'd sugget trying that location when you're working your pet.

Perhaps, if we could get people to post LOC's when they find him, we could get together a list of spawn points.

Also, I find it hard to believe that talking to somebody in Thurgadin will get Tanik to spawn in Eastern Wastes. As far as I know...only the death of the Sleeper has caused something to occur in another zone. And since each zone is run on it's own computer, I'm more inclined to believe that they're pretty isolated when it comes to scripted events.
RE: Tanik Advice
# Nov 12 2002 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
There are other quests that trigger events to happen in other zones. One such is the 4th or 5th Khukri Quest where you have to trigger an event starting in Cabilis and finish it in Firiona Vie. Im doubtful that this quest is similar due to the fact that you arent expected to have any training in Pottery if followed through correctly, and that could take too much time to do. But I just wanted to add my 2cp on the post.
just finished it
# Nov 01 2002 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, I just finished this, and had a little bit of trouble with the pet trick at first. I went to the loc stated up top after charming a snow bunny. I put him on guard and did the baby steps in the direction he was looking. If I'm not mistaken here, the pet will face the nearest NPC (Same thing as F8 basically, except u don't actually target it.) when it is put on "Guard". Any who, my bunny (Bob as I so fondly remember him /chuckle) was facing the guard at the ent to kael. I took it to the top of the ramp going down to kael and did, and he faced a different direction. I jus got behind it and went forward, and bam...theres Tanik. Guess I got really lucky to do it the first time around without triggering the death squad. I hailed him, and then said "I will help." He kept repeating the first message to me instead of asking for the vial. In order to get him to ask for the vial, you cannot have him targeted. Hope this helps :)
Sense Trap
# Oct 27 2002 at 5:15 PM Rating: Default
Can a rogue use sense trap to find Tanik?

I triggered 2 sets of KDS in the space of about a second and ended up dead as a dodo 8 (
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 27 2002 at 5:13 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Can a rogue use sense trap to find Tanik?
Sense Trap
# Oct 27 2002 at 5:11 PM Rating: Default
Can a rogue use Sense trap to find Tanik?
Tanik Mystery
# Oct 27 2002 at 4:56 PM Rating: Excellent
After reading these many posts, the following tactic yielded the best results for me - PET TRICK. I charm animals and plants. Here, I used a rabbit. I started at the top of the ramp, facing Kael. I told the pet to guard, walked 4 steps the direction he pointed, then I commanded the bunny to follow me - guard again ,etc. I continued this until I triggered the defined spot. Each time, the rabbit took me in different directions. The first 3 times the death squad popped. Tanik spawned the fourth time. I hailed him, handed him a potion, and gated. Other than running from the Death Squad the first three times, there were no problems. Points of interest include the following . . . 1) With SOW, one can run faster than death squad; 2) Death squad can be snared; 3) Dont use wolf form, otherwise Tanik wont be pleased; 4) It isnt necessary to return to Thurgadin each time you trigger death squad; 5) Have the Thurgadin gate potion with you the for your first meeting with Tanik - otherwise, you will have to search for him again. Try to protect the Velious Snow Rabbit population :) Cheers.

Erazamus Fortunato - Guildless by Choice

Edited, Mon Oct 28 13:53:26 2002
Death Squad
# Oct 06 2002 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
well i found the best way to get Tanik to spawn and find him is get a 55+ mag summon a pet move foward with him and have some trip the the spawn and if you ge the DS have mag coh them and continue until you get Tanik to spawn it worked great for us tonight i hope this helps


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My own observations
# Sep 25 2002 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
Recently I was able to join the ranks who finally found this little bugger and got him home, why Borannin keeps sending him out there I don't understand but hey, live and learn.
I felt the need to post my own observations since I used much of the information here to complete this task.

2) The pet trick is the quickest way to find this guy. I've tried the no drop method to no avail, and running around the Kael ramp was as unproductive. However, it took me a couple of trys to do the pet trick because I would just run full SoW a number of meters in front of the pet.
If you are using the pet method use baby steps. After telling the pet to guard here, take one or two steps in the direction it's facing, don't go out of command range of the pet, then tell the pet to follow you and once it is by your side to guard. In this amount of time you should trigger the spot if you are indeed standing on the right spot.

2) Don't bother paying people for the items to make the velium vapors. This stuff is easy enough to get and if you have a good group you can camp the queen to do the kromrif military leggings quest and get some gear for your friends. You'll also probably want some extra silks since having a thug gate potion can come in handy and the crystalline silk armor isn't trivial till about 115 so it's a cheap way of getting tailoring up.

Also, if anyone on Innoruuk needs help because you can't get a pet let me know. I never ask for pp for assisting anyone with quests as that just seems wrong to me.

Merry journies all, I'm off to find some spiders in Velks and then I've got a hot date with some Wurms.
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