High Guard Battlestaff  

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Time:3 hours
Level:25
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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Era:Original
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Thu Jun 14 15:13:14 2001
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
Lumi Stergnon is located at -640, -90 in the Temple of Divine Light.

Lumi Stergnon says 'You have done well, my child. Let me add the touch of harmony to finish the job.. Here, then. Take these supplies. I am sure you'll need them. Soon you may be able to assist us in [important missions].'

You say, 'What important missions?'

Lumi Stergnon says 'We have need of skilled priests. We have learned that a High Guard battle staff has been stolen. We require a priest to [track down the staff].'

You say, 'I will track down the staff'

Lumi Stergnon says 'In the mountain keep called High Hold, we have heard there is a person hiring mercenaries for an attempt to obtain a High Guard battle staff. We are missing one of our staffs and believe this person has it. Go to Highpass Hold and find this person. Return the High Guard battle staff to me!'

Tallus Holton is located at 1530, -655 in East Karana.

Tallus Holton says 'Stand and deliver, fool!!'
You have slain Tallus Holton!
Your faction standing with Karana Bandits has been adjusted by -10.
Your faction standing with Karana Residents has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Highpass Guards has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by 1.

From Tallus, loot H.K. 401. and a Staff Segment. Then see Bank Clerk Jaylin at -40, -340 in Highpass Keep.

You say, 'Hail, Bank Clerk Jaylin'

Bank Clerk Jaylin says 'Greetings! I am Jaylin Monel, your Highkeep bank clerk. If you are here to close an account, please return your strongbox key to my assistant Kiolna and she will return any items you may have stored.'

Assistant Kiolna is located at -40, -335 in Highpass Keep.

You say, 'Hail, Assistant Kiolna'

Assistant Kiolna says 'Hello! I am Jaylin's new assistant, Kiolna. If you wish to hand in your keys, please give them to me and I will be happy to assist you! It is a pleasure doing business with you.'

Hand her H.K. 401.

Assistant Kiolna says 'I am sorry to see you check out. Here is all you had in your box. We hope to serve you again. Have a nice day!! Next!'

You gain experience!!
You receive 7 gold from Assistant Kiolna.

Receive Staff Segment.

Lady McCabe is located at 25, -85 in Highpass Keep.

You say, 'Hail, Lady McCabe'

Lady McCabe says 'Pleasure to meet you, _____. What brings you to High Hold? You do not appear to be the gambling type. Then again, you are speaking with me. That is quite a gamble in itself. I just love high rollers. Really, I do!'

You say, 'Tell me about the staff segments'

Lady McCabe says 'I have no idea what you are talking about. Battle staff.. Hmmm.. No, it does not ring a bell.'

You may be able to combine them in a container and return the result to Lumi to get a High Guard Battlestaff. (Eru/Pal/Clr only, 5/33, +10 cha?) (This quest may be bugged at this point.)
Rewards:
  • High Guard Battlestaff
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Faction for the kill part
# Sep 07 2015 at 9:09 AM Rating: Good
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[Mon Sep 07 10:41:30 2015] Tallus Holton begins to cast a spell. <Fire Bolt>
[Mon Sep 07 10:41:43 2015] Your faction standing with Karana Bandits has been adjusted by -10.
[Mon Sep 07 10:41:43 2015] Your faction standing with Karana Residents has been adjusted by 1.
[Mon Sep 07 10:41:43 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Mon Sep 07 10:41:43 2015] Your faction standing with Highpass Guards has been adjusted by 1.
[Mon Sep 07 10:41:43 2015] Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by 1.
[Mon Sep 07 10:41:43 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Mon Sep 07 10:41:43 2015] You receive 4 gold, 4 silver and 8 copper as your split.
[Mon Sep 07 10:41:43 2015] --You have looted a H.K. 401.--
[Mon Sep 07 10:41:43 2015] --You have looted a Staff Segment.--
[Mon Sep 07 10:41:43 2015] --You have looted a Human Blood.--
I've done everything, all but confirmed broken.
# May 24 2014 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I spoke to Brollus Hoost and tried talking to Tallus Holton. I mentioned every single named NPC related to Carson McCabe faction and all the surrounding zones. Nothing. I spoke to ALL the NPCs in and around Highpass and surrounding zones, and nothing.

I used an alt account and killed all the NPCs I could think of, several times. No loot associated with the quest.

I poured over lore and other quests in Highpass. Stanos Herkanon and Vilnius the Small (working for Stanos) collect weapons, which makes sense one of them hired Brollus Hoost. This makes sense because Stanos has a business relationship with Carson. Though this must be the only thing, there's no dialogue to actually confirm it.

There's no explanation or reason why the staff is in two segments. The second segment is in the Highkeep strongbox because the Highpass Lottery lore explains that it's Carson's personal treasury (and rumors that some "winners" of the lottery become tortured prisoners, which happened to Tearon Bleanix for the Silent Watch Shield quest. He won the royal suite key which led to his death).

I petitioned and the response was that the quest works, nothing else. Nobody's figured it out for over twelve years and they somehow know the quest works? Yeah, right. So many zone changes, NPC changes, and dialogue bugs everywhere, it's bound to be broken.

Now fast-forward to today, now that faction points are visible. Killing a sentinel in Erudin and getting their Battle Staff (identifies as High Guard Battlestaff) and turning it in to Lumi Stergnon gives the same reward as the Peacekeeper Staff quest (double faction points for turning in the Peacekeeper Staff). This means the sentinel staff is the staff you turn in, but even turning it in is a bugged reward.

Conclusion: Quest has been bugged since day one, bugged in multiple places, and GMs will lie to your face saying it works. Par for the course, Sony. Hard to believe I pay to play and had to find out myself when someone who's supposedly paid to answer just lazily lies to me, and probably anyone else who asked about this quest. Glunier had it right - the staff sentinels drop is the staff in the quest. Everything else is broken.
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SOLVED SORTA
# Oct 29 2011 at 12:36 PM Rating: Good
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QUEST SOLVED SORTA


I have been working on this quest for 7 days now. after many conversation with GM i was informed that that HIgh guard battle staff from this quest is the exact same one from the sentinals etc in and around erudin. I killed one of them and made a new cleric of quellious and turned in the Battle staff.


Lumi sstergnon says " YOu have done well, my child. Let me add the touch of harmony to finish the job.. Here, then. take these supplies. I am sure you'll need them. soon you may be able to assist us in [Important missions]


I recieve a worn great staff 14 copper and 9 silver some xp 3 blue for level 1 toon.

******THIS IS OBVIOUSLY WRONG*** it is the exact same reward as doing the peacekeeper staff quest this quest is supposed to be a level 25 quest.

Information i have gathered so far:

Gm Confirmed Lady Mccabe has nothing to do with the quest as it stands now and just supposed to say her line. we already know.

Brollus Hooost in kithicore admits to be hired to steall a battle staff , ask him about tallus holton and he will say "Tallus Holton was my partner on my last mission. He is actually a wizard, but instead of yarning for knowledge, he yearns for money. He likes to hang around the karana banits. They like him, he can ignite a campfire in a snap.

Got Battle staff from one of erudin guards <they are all high guard> tried to give to Carson Mccabe , Lady Mccabe, and m mistress anna they all gave it back with word " i have no need for this solkin, you can have it back'

Brollus hoost does the same give back the battle staff looted of a guard.

Glunier emberstone retired 67 paladin of stromm




Edited, Oct 29th 2011 2:40pm by Glunier
SOLVED SORTA
# Jan 25 2014 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
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They hold the same staff used in the Peacekeeper Staff quest you make. Whether or not the GM was right that the staff from the highguard quest is the same, they didn't tell you it was broken or anything. Terrible GM.

Edited, Jan 25th 2014 7:31pm by Uxtalzon
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Updates to this unsolved quest
# Oct 28 2011 at 1:41 AM Rating: Good
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Some updates

from lumi text it is obvious Their someon in high hold keep who hired mercenaries we are missing this person and text for her /him.


Brollus Hooost :

in Kithicore forest is one of these mercenaries.

When you ask him "what Battle staff" he says "I was hired to steal a High Gaurd battle staff from the High Guard of erudin. It is a gift for Carson Mccabe. I gues he collects weapons"

he will not reveal who hired him i ask in all form i could think of who his employer, boss, paid him etc

When you ask him who is Tallus Holton he will say "Tallus Holton was my partner on my last mission. He is actually a wizard, but instead of yearning for knowledge, he yearns for money. He like to hang around the karanaw bandits. They llike him:; he Can ignite a campire in a snap."

no amount or variation i could come up will get him to talk about his last mission


We know Tallus Holton is in East karana at the bandit camp I wil try to charm him on and shroud and see if can talk to him see if he can reveal the box or whatever to to combine the staff segments.


I been workingon this quest for 5 days and have talked to GM often about it. They have told me that i shoudl try to combine the staff segments and turn result into lumi in temple of light.

Lady Mccabe only tells the know line for asking about "what battle staff" all the rest of her text is not related and is probably another quest ill update her entry tommorow and put everythingi could get her to say .

Thats the updates i have
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# Oct 15 2007 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Lumi Stergnon is located at -640, -90 in the Temple of Divine Light.

Lumi Stergnon says 'You have done well, my child. Let me add the touch of harmony to finish the job.. Here, then. Take these supplies. I am sure you'll need them. Soon you may be able to assist us in [important missions].'

You say, 'what important missions'

Lumi Stergnon says 'We have need of skilled priests. We have learned that a High Guard battle staff has been stolen. We require a priest to [track down the staff].'

You say, 'I will track down the staff'

Lumi Stergnon says 'In the mountain keep called High Hold, we have heard there is a person hiring mercenaries for an attempt to obtain a High Guard battle staff. We are missing one of our staffs and believe this person has it. Go to Highpass Hold and find this person. Return the High Guard battle staff to me!'

Tallus Holton is located at 1530, -655 in East Karana

You say, 'Hail, Tallus Holton'
Auto attack is on.
Tallus Holton says 'Stand and deliver, fool!!'
You have slain Tallus Holton!
Your faction standing with Karana Bandits got worse.
Your faction standing with Karana Residents got better.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.
Your faction standing with Highpass Guards could not possibly get any better.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands got better.
You have looted a H.K. 401.
You have looted a Staff Segment. (Item[13827])

Bank Clerk Jaylin is located at -40, -340 in Highpass Keep.

You say, 'Hail, Bank Clerk Jaylin'

Bank Clerk Jaylin says 'Greetings! I am Jaylin Monel, your Highkeep bank clerk. If you are here to close an account, please return your strongbox key to my assistant Kiolna and she will return any items you may have stored.'

Assistant Kiolna is located at -40, -335 in Highpass Keep.

You say, 'Hail, Assistant Kiolna'

Assistant Kiolna says 'Hello! I am Jaylin's new assistant, Kiolna. If you wish to hand in your keys, please give them to me and I will be happy to assist you! It is a pleasure doing business with you.'

Hand her H.K. 401

Assistant Kiolna says 'I am sorry to see you check out. Here is all you had in your box. We hope to serve you again. Have a nice day!! Next!'

You gain experience!!
You receive 7 gold from Assistant Kiolna.

Receive Staff Segment. (Item[13828])

Lady McCabe is located at 25, -85 in Highpass Keep.

You say, 'Hail, Lady McCabe'

Lady McCabe says 'Pleasure to meet you, Rcme. What brings you to High Hold? You do not appear to be the gambling type. Then again, you are speaking with me. That is quite a gamble in itself. I just love high rollers. Really, I do!'

You say, 'what staff segments'

Lady McCabe says 'I have no idea what you are talking about. Battle staff.. Hmmm.. No, it does not ring a bell.'
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# Oct 15 2007 at 10:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Brollus Hoost is located at 1155, -680 in Kithicor Forest.

You say, 'Hail, Brollus Hoost'

Brollus Hoost says 'Hello, friend.'

You say, 'what battle staff'

Brollus Hoost says 'I was hired to steal a High Guard battle staff from the High Guard of Erudin. It is a gift for Carson McCabe. I guess he collects weapons.'

Edited, Oct 31st 2007 7:17pm by Sythik
Fixed
# Jun 22 2003 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
Give to assistant behind banker

Edited, Sun Jun 22 11:41:05 2003
RE: Fixed
# Jun 24 2003 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
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The key, or the staff segments? I've tried to solve this bloody quest with zero luck. With all the high-levels killing the named in the zone for AAXP, I've only seen Lady McCabe once, and never saw Carson. If this thing works, my pally's going back to HHK again. *sigh*

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The key is now turned in to the assistant. Carson McCabe doesn't appear to have much of anything interesting to say (finally ran into him). Riddle me this, Batman...Why would SOE put in the quest turn-in NPC for this "broken" quest, unless it really isn't broken, merely unsolved? The plot thickens.

Edited, Wed Jun 25 06:44:10 2003
broken quest
# May 21 2003 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
Thanks to one of their latest patches you can no longer hand in the H.K. 401 to the banker, hopefully they'll patch that before long.
High Guard Battlstaff
# Nov 06 2001 at 8:49 PM Rating: Default
I own one of these.A druid pal of mine sold it to me cheap cause he hated the fact I had such poor faction with all other races.+ 10 Charisma Cannot
be Beat.I use this item to buy and sell to merchants all over Norrath.
No way in HELL am I giving it up for a quest!You'd have to pry it from my cold dead hands first.Given the Fact I am a skilled Swordsman,That
won't be a picnic.Hehe
Erudite Palidin/Tunare Server, WhoooAhh!
RE: High Guard Battlstaff
# Nov 06 2001 at 8:51 PM Rating: Default
P.S.
Item is Erudite only
HK 401
# Oct 17 2001 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
I have had this key forever and now I know what its for! I do not remember where I found it as I have had it for over a year and no one seemed to know what it was for.

Time to hit the delete key and free up the slot! Yay!
Strongbox
# Oct 09 2001 at 8:06 PM Rating: Default
To the person who found the Strongbox in OOT.

That box is used in the Falchion of the Koada'Vie quest in Felwith. Also required is a Blue Orc Head and Dvinn's Black Heart, both found in Crushbone. The Falchion is HIE PAL only.
RE: Strongbox
# Jun 21 2002 at 10:31 AM Rating: Default
excuse the thought if its wrong but do you have to be edrulite pal or clearic in order to ask for the box becuase it seems to me after listening the the posts mostly all were not edrulite so npc will not giv lore nodrop item to you when its edrulite only!
RE: Strongbox
# Jun 15 2002 at 11:24 AM Rating: Default
That quest is either bugged, now, or they changed it. D'Vinn's heart is no longer required.
Great News Folks
# Oct 08 2001 at 8:58 AM Rating: Default
I have been looking all over the place to find a quest that matches a STRONGBOX that I found in OOT. NOTHING 'cept maybe the key that has not box and me with a box that has no key.

I was helping a friend find their corpse, laid out by the goblins on the island across from "Sister Island". Between the two islands I ran across a Hammerhead shark which was guarding a 'Chest' of sorts. It is called a "Strongbox" and it is no drop. Perhaps the box you have all been looking for?
Missing piece
# Aug 28 2001 at 6:28 PM Rating: Default
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There is a guard located in high keep who, if hailed, asks if you are the bounty hunter he is expecting. Considering that the text above says that Someone in the keep is hiring mercenaries, and that this person has the staff, it seems possible to me that your missing piece is on him, even though he mentions a bounty hunter, rather than amercenary. If I recall correctly, he was named captain boshenko, and I found him by entering the keep, going through the courtyard, and into the main building. As soon as you go in, go up the side stairs right inside the keep, the ones to the right. My guess is that you kill him for the third piece. BTW, a post in the strategy discussions said if you hail and tell him you are the bounty hunter, he will call the guards and they will kill you. This was not my experience. He basically told me I was a lightweight who couldn't be the mercenary, (don't remember wording) and ignored me. I was about lvl 18 at the time. He was alone on the balcony when I found him. Hope this helps. As I play a human cleric, and don't want to spend weeks working on erudin factions, I don't plan to try it myself. Good luck, let me know if I was right.
RE: Missing piece
# Oct 08 2001 at 5:25 AM Rating: Default
i know the guard you are talking about. i killed enough goblins in highkeep to max my faction there, and on level 28 he gave me the quest. he tells you to take a "bloody shank" to a rogue in misty thicket who killed one of his men. the rogue is halfling that usually hangs out on top of one of the guard towers in the middle of the zone. the quest is simply to improve highkeep faction, and is negative rogue and halfling faction. also, giving the midget the dagger aggro's all the guards in the zone, and they killed me on level 28. so it's really not worth the faction hit. i'd avoid it.
Dang cleric and pal only
# Aug 15 2001 at 8:57 AM Rating: Default
i wish bard could use this weapon i was wondering stats on it ? tenen bard KNIGHTS OF BALE zeboxeruk server
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 15 2001 at 8:51 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 15 2001 at 8:49 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i wish i could use it
missing box
# Aug 10 2001 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
Probably a dumb question...but has anyone tried combining the staff in the box Lumi gives for bone chips ?
This will bring on the flames I'm sure...
# Jun 10 2001 at 1:57 PM Rating: Good
I did this quest, successfully about two years ago...

Unfortunately, I don't remember all the details, but I'll post what I can and hope that it helps you out in some way.

There is indeed, a third piece of the staff (Or it may be like the Befallen quest where the actual third piece is the container that you combine them in...)

Asking around about the staff upstairs will result in a few minor quests from one of the women NPCs, one of which is a triggered NPC in one of the inns in the pass. Once you do that, you'll get information about who's giving away the staff. One of the guards in the outside section of the keep if I remember correctly.

I'm pretty sure this quest can still be done, and I know I posted about it on EverLore a long, long time ago, but who knows. I'll continue to see if talking to some of these people doesn't yield more information from my defective memory...

By the way, the stats on the staff resulting from this quest ARE different than the ERU PAL/CLR +10 charisma, however I do know that it's 2 handed, can be used by a human enchanter, and still sucks...I never turned it into the guy in the Erudin cleric's guild because I didn't know he talked about it, so maybe that piece is worth it.

Need to solve it
# May 19 2001 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
as a comment to all those who dont think the staff (whatever the stats are) is worth it, to questers, its not the staff that is the prize...but the NEXT QUEST given, chained quests like these are common and the last quest in the chain is always pretty good. So what if the staff may suck...what do you get if there is another quest after this one? you won't know till this is completed...

just my 2cp
NoHero_Karana
#Anonymous, Posted: May 09 2001 at 1:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i have done this quest and faled because i couldnt use it so thet sucks.. you anda put who can use human or erudian or what ever!
Enuf about Tallus
# Mar 14 2001 at 9:40 AM Rating: Default
Everybody talks about killing Tallus. This presents NO challenge. What I'd REALLY like to know is where is the flaming box. I'm convinced that this quest is truly broken. Shame shame Verant, I know you guys are busy, but this quest has been down for ages? Anyone know of a good reason why?
The BattleStaff
# Feb 27 2001 at 1:53 PM Rating: Default
The Battle Staff is really useless for the majority of people. It is Eudite only. PAL/Clr only.
You dont need to do the quest to get one, my half elf warrior had one, just kill any of the Sentinels in Erudin that carry a staff.
RE: The BattleStaff
# Apr 17 2001 at 4:46 PM Rating: Default
There are reports that the quest worked at one point, thus the box rumor. The quest battlestaff is not the same as the one dropped off the guards, but I don't know what the stats were.

Taerma D'Estain
Erudite Paladin
Wings of Honor
RE: The BattleStaff
# Mar 08 2001 at 2:13 PM Rating: Default
It may be that the Sentinels also drop this staff, but killing them won't do wonders for your faction!

If this weren't Pal/Clr Eru only, would be worth going after for the +10 cha aspect. As it is, the staff isn't worth enough to warrant taking a bad faction hit.
RE: The BattleStaff
# Mar 16 2001 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually a crude stein is 15 charisma and is a little easier to get even if you are an Erudite and since the staff is two handed you can't equip both.

Taking Tallus
# Jan 13 2001 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
Greetings --
I figured there was a quest around these items, as they were lore no drop and didn't seem to have any direct stat bonuses. Thanks to the every handy site on Everquest that allakhazam puts up, I have been able to see what the quest is!

I was a mere 22nd level Barbarian warrior - very much with average to below average equipment when Tallus made the fatal error of throwing himself on my sword blade. It was rough and the dogs that came along as I was healing up were not pleasant (I survived the end of the whole battle with a mere 37 hitpoints). Tallus dropped the staff segment and the HK401 key. Going to try and solve this quest soon!
RE: Taking Tallus
# Jan 21 2001 at 8:20 AM Rating: Default
Just did the same, only as a lvl 22 Druid. Barely made it out though, it's that lightning spell he casts that does the most damage.
Box? What box?
# Dec 17 2000 at 10:22 AM Rating: Default
Hmm, if the quest is broken, how could anyone have completed it? And why do you insist there must be a box if the person who gives the quest never mentions one? Might try just giving the pieces of the staff to her..
RE: Box? What box?
# Apr 17 2001 at 4:43 PM Rating: Default
I've tried it before... she just takes them, not even a thank you. Something's either broken or hasn't been figured out yet. I've even tried mailing the supposed questhelp email at verant on it - no response.

Taerma D'Estain
Erudite Paladin
Wings of Honor
RE: Box? What box?
# Jan 05 2001 at 2:02 PM Rating: Default
Will update this quest shortly. Four of us worked the bandit camp in E.K.last night and got the key and staff segment. Will run this through and see what happens.
H key 401
# Nov 26 2000 at 7:30 PM Rating: Default
Is there another quest that uses this key? (H key 401) This key also opens the door behind the secret wall on the top floor of the keep.
No box
# Nov 15 2000 at 2:24 AM Rating: Good
The only evidence I have ever seen that there is "supposed to" be a box is in this description of the quest (and its various repostings on the web). Nothing Lumi says indicates that you are supposed to get a box. I think the key to this quest lies in finding out who hired Tallus and his partner Brollus Hoost who is sometimes in the Inn in Kithcor.
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