Saumeem's Assistance  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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Era:Shadows of Luclin
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Tue Jan 8 16:55:22 2002
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
You say, 'Hail, Saumeem Unja'

Saumeem Unja says 'Hail _____, it is a pleasure to meet you. As the
Governor of Defense for Katta Castellum it is my duty to ensure the safety of the city from outside enemies. At present the most imminent threat to the safety of our citizens is the Coterie of the Eternal Night and their [assassins]. There are other matters of defense as well however that you may be of [assistance] in dealing with.'

You say, 'What assistance?'

Saumeem Unja says 'Ah... I'm glad that you have asked. There is a special
matter that may benefit from your skills as an adventurer. I would love to
explain the matter in full detail, but I'm afraid that I am not your best source of information at this juncture. The matter was delegated to Kellari Autumnfall. Seek her out and see if she requires your assistance. She is looking into a matter of grave importance. Tell her that I sent you, should she ask. Be well and good luck with it.'

Kellari is on the 3rd floor of the caster building. This is the building shaped like an X with circles at each end. To get to the upper floors, click the symbol mounted on the wall.

You say, 'Hail, Kellari Autumnfall'

Kellari Autumnfall says 'Greetings friend. I am Kellari Autumnfall, Governess of Enchantment Studies. May I help you? If you are not here for a formal appointment, I'm afraid that I'm going to have to get back to work. I'm quite busy at the moment, so please excuse me.'

You say, 'Saumeen Unja sent me'

Kellari Autumnfall says 'Governor Unja sent you? That's a relief! I am in dire need of an adventurer's services at this time. The other governors have placed me in charge of deciphering the nature of the recent epidemic of undead attacks within our city's walls. I would assign some of the guards to handle this matter, but I feel that it may be best for someone who is not as well known to get more information on these attacks. Not that I do not trust our guards, mind you.'

You say, 'What undead attacks?'

Kellari Autumnfall says 'Most of the attacks have come from the area around the cemetery. We have noticed that the undead there have all been covered in what appears to be the same set of arcane symbols. I will need a complete set of those symbols to progress any further in my research. Oddly enough, the last set that I had was removed from my quarters without my authorization. Just make sure this set is completely legible. The skin samples must not be damaged. Do you think you can handle this matter?'

You say, 'Yes I can handle this matter'

Kellari Autumnfall says 'Please, place the skin samples in the separate trays within this box and return it to me. Maybe, I'll have an idea of what to do from there by the time you're done. Thank you for your assistance. Good hunting.'

Receive a "10 Tray Specimen Kit". Head to the graveyard; as you run around, you'll get emotes and occasionally spawn an undead creature. Every kill will randomly drop one of the ten skins you need. Collect one of each and put them in the box. The ten you need are:

Glyphed Skin Sample - Back
Glyphed Skin Sample - Face
Glyphed Skin Sample - Foot, Left
Glyphed Skin Sample - Neck
Glyphed Skin Sample - Scalp
Glyphed Skin Sample - Shin, Right
Glyphed Skin Sample - Stomach
Glyphed Skin Sample - Thigh, Left
Glyphed Skin Sample - Wrist, Left
Glyphed Skin Sample - Wrist, Right

Fill the Specimen kit with the ten skin samples and combine to get a
"Completed Specimen Kit". Hand this in to Kellari.

Kellari Autumnfall looks at the various trays in the kit and turns pale, even for her normal complexion. She looks at you and says, 'This is much worse than we thought. We assumed that this was caused by someone from within our ranks, but I would never have thought that Colain was involved.
You gain experience!!
You receive 1 copper from Kellari Autumnfall.
You receive 6 silver from Kellari Autumnfall.
You receive 5 gold from Kellari Autumnfall.

You say, 'Who is Colain?'

Kellari Autumnfall says 'She's been assisting with the burial ceremonies for quite some time, so she's had access to the bodies. Bah! She's shown promise as a cleric, but this has to be her doing. I've seen these glyphs in some of her books. Please take the note that I just handed you to the courier that is waiting at the gate in Tenebrous. I will alert the other governors and get the guards mobilized. Colain Jasior should not make it out of the city, but the courier will ensure that she has no place to run to if she does.'

Receive "Note from Kellari." Zone to Tenebrous. Right at the zone
line, you will find Courier Balious. She doesn't repond to hails, so hand her the note.

Courier Balious says 'Of all of the horrid coincidences! Colian just walked by me a few moments ago! She was heading to the Northeast. Please run and catch her. Do not let her escape! I will go and notify the authorities. Take her back to Governor Unja, if you capture her before help arrives. Good luck!'

Colain Jasior will spawn somewhere to the northeast of you and run towards the Coterie outposts further to the northeast. A tracker will likely make this step easier, although I was able to intercept her without one. Find and kill her, then collect "Colain's Head". Return with this to Saumeem Umja (not Kellari Autumnfall).

Saumeem Unja says 'It is very unfortunate that you had to be exposed to such corruption. Please, do not consider what you have seen during this situation to be the standard for our community. This was a rare occurrence. This situation did however allow you to prove yourself to us. We thank you for your bravery and selfless action in this matter. May you be followed by favor and may this small gift from my fellow governors and me assist you in your journeys.'

Your faction standing with Validus Custodus got better.
Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens got better.
Your faction standing with Magus Conlegium got better.
Your faction standing with Nathyn Illuminious got worse.
Your faction standing with Coterie of the Eternal Night got worse.
Your faction standing with Seru got worse.
Your faction standing with Hand of Seru got worse.
Your faction standing with Eye of Seru got worse.
Your faction standing with Hand Legionnaries got worse.
You gain experience!!

** Receive an "Elaborately Gilded Wooden Spear."
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# Aug 20 2007 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
If you happen to miss her spawn, you can catch up to her in the second Coterie camp in the first building you come to. But, be ready for an on slaught of Coterie. 7 in all and one named. They are prolly 50 level, so easy kills for older toon.
# Dec 31 2003 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
I have been soloing the corpses in the graveyard with my 40 Pally without much problem. The nice thing is even though the reward is not pally usable its not No Drop, don't think anyone has mentioned this, so I'm going to save this for one of my friends when we can do the Loyalist Shield quest.
# Jul 07 2003 at 6:44 AM Rating: Decent
If you not intercept her, you can quite easy pull her out. If you come quite close to building at coterie camp she will run to you. If you are unlucky you may get an add, but root can hold him for time needed to pull her near guards (for security reasons - zone is close ;-) ) and finish her off.
Is it that hard for the person who posted this quest to tell
# Nov 23 2002 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
Whatever idiot posted this quest originally saw fit to tell us what to say to the pally guy, even though his responses are in [response], but didnt say what to say to the mage chick...her responses are not so obviously bracketed...

well for all of you out there you say to her:

/say Saumeem Unja sent me

/say what attacks

/say yes I can was that so difficult?
reward of this quest
# Nov 11 2002 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
the Elaborately Gilded Wooden Spear actually sucks..For a lvl 60 rander the stats were 7/28 with a dmg bonus of 11 ac 5 bane dmg vamp 3 str 2 and magic 5 at lvl 60? There is way better stuff quest seems like a waist of time..took about an hour maybe a little more. so not to time consuming but I could have been lvling to 57 then doing this.
# Jun 20 2002 at 6:39 PM Rating: Default
I completedthe skin quest, went to retrieve the box, and combined everything, and she wouldnot take it from me. Any one know why? I answered all the text, followed the steps. Fought undead for hours. Can't explain, other character no problem.
# Jun 18 2002 at 6:34 AM Rating: Default
I just did the quest solo, 56 mage. The name of the gnome is Colain Jasior :) I caugth her before she got into the vamp camp, she was an easy solo.

Lanethil, of Antonius Bayle
read Copernus' post
# Apr 28 2002 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
thanks Copernus
its just the info i was looking for
Pretty EZ
# Apr 20 2002 at 8:56 PM Rating: Default
This was pretty easy, I had a 52 druid stack all of his Dots on to Colain Jarson, as me and a fellow paladin both lvl 42 did our best to Keep her from casting. She got off about 3 mukes and did not get off any of her complete heals. however i still Have not found Saumeem Unja to turn the Head into, anyone know where she is located?
RE: Pretty EZ
# Apr 21 2002 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
He is located in the cleric/pally guild in Katta on the 2nd floor to the left. Congrats on getting the head.
Not too hard...
# Mar 18 2002 at 3:27 AM Rating: Default
I completed this quest 4 different times last night with assistance from a few others. The first time I did the quest was with a 46 Warrior, 43 Ranger(tracked the nasty lil' *****), 43 Cleric, and me-a lvl 40 paladin. She went down pretty easy. She did CH herself once, but then my stuns started landing and she couldn't heal herself anymore. The last three times I did quest we had a 51 monk instead of the 46 warrior. Same result as the first time-we kicked her butt. The ranger was easily able to pull her to the gates-the guards handled any Vamp Bat adds-a note to you all. Of course our ranger had 2 bubbles of health when he got to us-but after we established aggro on her-our cleric healed him up nicely. Good quest.

Palledine Cryptwarden
Solusek Ro Server
# Mar 09 2002 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
This NPC that gives the reward is the Trainer for Paladins, Yet the reward he gives is not paladin usable
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 02 2002 at 8:49 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Does anyone know the lvl that this spear procs?
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 24 2002 at 12:50 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Procs what..???? Did you even READ about the weapon, or LOOK at it's pic..?????? Yeah, it procs "suck my @ss" at lvl 1.
Additional info
# Feb 27 2002 at 2:17 AM Rating: Default
Okay so first foray to kill the little she beast was a bust. However as we were doing rezzes we discovered 2 things.. One Colain did not despawn when the courier respawned. Two she eventually walked out of Outpost on her own and allowed us to pull her with only one add. Conclusion is that waiting a bit would allow a smaller/lower level group to take her out without having to deal with the entire outpost. She got off 2 Ch's and several Smites. Group was a 46 Druid 46 Bard 51 Pally 54 Cleric and 53 Chanter.. All low on Mana after being rezzed. We were not sure if she was going to despawn or not so pulled as soon as we felt we could handle her.. A bit of Finesse and it would have been a bit cleaner methinks
RE: Additional info
# Jan 29 2004 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
Not always, waiting a few mins for friend to join me and Colain Despawned.
It took about 10mins but she did despawn.
Vylee Koyote
55 Druid
Colain Jarson
# Feb 11 2002 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
My group and I spawned Colain Jarson two times last night, back to back. She spawned both times in the second coterie outpost to the northeast of katta's entrance. I went to the outpost (45warrior) and simply ran thru the yard of the outpost between the centurians and the building she was in. I initially took a dd of 521 off a named vampyre but no one else besides Colain trained me to Katta. She chased me to Katta where we used stun spells and nukes while i kept her busy with some melee. She doesnt hit hard, she has a decent mana pool to heal herself with but overall she died fairly quick.
# Feb 01 2002 at 3:43 AM Rating: Default
When I got this weapon today, it did not have a Damage bonus at all.

lvl 46 cleric
# Jan 15 2002 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
One additional thing to note is that Colain is a cleric around lvl 40. She kept complete healing herself and gave me a bit of trouble to solo at 55.
the corpses are chumps
# Jan 14 2002 at 3:22 AM Rating: Default
just wanted to add some info about the corpses, not that there's much more lol...they are easily soloable by me, 42 bst, doing similar type dmg to the dire sonic wolves and bats in ten / it would seem the only high lvl part is getting colain
RE: the corpses are chumps
# Jan 31 2002 at 12:44 PM Rating: Default
Just to balance this opinion a lil bit. I have soloed the corpses for 2 lvl up to 49 as a bard. Btw the courtyard spot is great for a bard using Run/dot technique. But I have seen many other plp hunting those corpses and depending on the class and equipement of your character it may not be so easy to solo.
Give it a try but be prepared to run !

Bard 49
Tarrew Marr
Anti-Vampyre Weapon
# Jan 04 2002 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
If you want a good anti-vampyre weapon, there's one for sale in the weapon shop for around 15pp, that is effectively a 12/23 magic piercer vs vampyres. Or get ahold of a phosphorous torch, those are 10/24 vs vampires (14/24 if they fail a save vs fire)
# Dec 13 2001 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
Remember that Harmony works on the Vamps. I would figure that should make getting Colain easy. I'll be trying this shortly, so I'll let folks know.
# Dec 13 2001 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
One more note:
Although the spear you receive is probably not equal to the difficulty of pulling and killing Colain it does have one of the nicest graphics I've seen in a spear in EQ.
The tip of the spear is elaborately carved and engraved and has a large red jewel on both sides of the metal tip. Very cool looking.
Also does very decent damage on Coterie types due to the Vampyre +3 modifier
RE: Reward
# Jan 03 2002 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
The +1 ac cloth shawl is the boobie prize. The other night we killed Colain and she dropped her head AND a very nice no drop shawl with similar stats to the 4th coldain prayer shawl. All I remember about the stats is weight less than a pound, wis +4, and about 5 other stats, including saves
Head to Unja Factions
# Dec 13 2001 at 11:55 AM Rating: Default
+ Validus Custodus
+ Katta Castellum Citizens
+ Magus Conlegium
- Nathyn Illuminious
- Coterie of the Eternal Night
- Seru
- Hand of Seru
- Eye of Seru
- Hand Legionnaries

It is very unfortunate that you had to be exposed to such corruption. Please, do not consider what you have seen during this situation to be the standard for our community. This was a rare occurrence. This situation did however allow you to prove yourself to us. We thank you for your bravery and selfless action in this matter. May you be followed by favor and may this small gift from my fellow governors and me assist you in your journeys, Saumeem Unja said.

Egadz, 54 Bard - Karana
Faction hits for Colain's Head
# Dec 13 2001 at 11:11 AM Rating: Default
Faction hits for killing Colain Jasior
- Coterie of the Eternal Night
+ Validus Custodus
+ Nathyn Illuminious
- Valdanov Zevfeer
More facts
# Dec 12 2001 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
Some more facts:
Courier is in Tenebrous Mtns right at Katta zone.
Giving him the note causes him to despawn and Colain to spawn at one of the Coterie camps near the zone.
Be aware she can be very tough and is surrounded by her Coterie buddies who are also very tough.
She conned blue to a 51 ranger and 51 enchanter.
After a fierce fight during which the ranger died due to numerous 200hps blasts from both her and a Coterie Centurion we both returned with a lvl 60 Paladin and finally made short work of her. She dropped a cloth mantle and her head. I'm not sure a solo player could have taken her since she spawns in one of the Coterie buildings and would be very tough to pull out alone.
RE: More facts
# Jan 31 2002 at 12:55 PM Rating: Default
If you mean she spawns directly in the Coterie camp and wait there with her Coterie friends, I can add a sure fact. As a Bard with tracking and hi speed abilities, I tracked her and caught up to see Colain running toward a Coterie camp. My guess is that may be it's possible to intercept her before she arrives in the camp and make it easier. Now I don't know if she spawns at a precise loc. or randomly somewhere in the zone including in one of the camp.

Fasila - Bard 49 - Tarrew Marr
After you hand in the box
# Dec 12 2001 at 12:56 PM Rating: Default
Kellari doesnt just give you the note, you have to respond with "Who is Colain" that kick starts the second half of the quest.
# Dec 12 2001 at 11:50 AM Rating: Excellent
Some additional facts.
Saumeem is located in the building to the left of the church when facing the church.
Kellari is in the caster building which is located straight ahead and right from the Tenebrous zone. It is a 4 story building with mystic? symbols on it. The building has a teleporter to get to each of the 4 floors. The teleporter is a painting on the back wall with a mystic symbol on it. Click on it and it will transport you to each floor. She is on the 3rd floor. Just keep clicking on the painting for 3 times to get to 3rd floor.
She gives you no hint as to the words she requires. The following phrases satisfy her and she gives you the box.
"Saumeem Unja sent me"
"What are undead attacks?"
"Yes I can handle this matter"
The skins are obtained from the undead that spring to life in the church courtyard(graveyard).
They are fairly tough and can hit in the 80's but were doable by a lone 51 ranger. Each undead has one named skin sample and they are lore.
Collect all 10, put in box and hit combine. Return to Kellari and she gives you the note for the courier.
RE: Clarification
# Dec 17 2001 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
also asking , what recent epidemic of undead attacks , works ,,... the stuf you collect are or at least what i got were all glyphed skin samples no drop.
combine and get the Completed specimen kit.
give it to her and you get a note, and also learn that colain was involved
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