Thorn Mail Next Task  

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Time:1 hour
Level:10
Maximum Level:120
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
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Entered: Wed Apr 10 14:13:12 2002
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
You say, 'Hail, Megosh Thistlethorn'

Megosh Thistlethorn says 'Greetings _____! I am Megosh Thistlethorn first Ranger of the Storm Reapers of Rivervale. I journeyed many years ago to the Surefall Glade far to the west of our lovely shire. It was there I trained with the human and half-elven rangers that like the Storm Reapers are faithful disciples of Karana. I have returned now to Rivervale to teach our interested young people the ways of a ranger of the Storm Lord, so that we may defend our shire and the wilds of Norrath from the [evil forces] that would see it destroyed.'

You say, 'What evil forces?'

Megosh Thistlethorn says 'Currently the Death Fist Clan of Orcs, a race of bloodthirsty humanoids concerned only with expanding their territory and slaughtering all who stand in their path, threatens our homeland. The Orcs have long had a minor presence in the Misty Thicket but lately they have been amassing in greater numbers. The Death Fist has been chopping down our trees and quarrying rock from the nearby mountains. We know only that they have been shipping the materials to the commonlands and stockpiling it for what purpose we do not know. As rangers of the Storm Reapers it is our duty to [stop the desecration] of the thicket.'

You say, 'I will stop the desecration'

Megosh Thistlethorn says 'First you must outfit yourself for battle with the Death Fists. Seek Bipdo Hargin here in Rivervale and give him this letter. He will instruct you further on getting yourself outfitted for the tasks ahead. Once you have been outfitted in a suit of Thorn Mail Armor return to me and I will instruct you for your [next task]. '

Find Bipdo Hargin at location -222.35, -71.61, -21.81 and give him the note.

Bipdo Hargin says 'Pleased to meet you _____! You must be one of Megosh's new trainees. Megosh has asked me to help get you outfitted in a suit of armor to protect you from the vile weapons of Rivervales foes. I have assembled a kit for you that will allow you to construct the armor pieces once you have gathered the necessary components. The required components vary according to which piece of Thorn Mail armor you are planning on assembling. Do you wish to craft a [thorn mail coif], a [thorn mail bracer], [thorn mail gloves], [thorn mail boots], [thorn mail sleeves], [thorn mail leggings], or a [thorn mail tunic]. '

You say, 'What next task?'

Megosh Thistlethorn says 'If you feel you are ready to face the Orcs of Clan Death Fist then journey to the Misty Thicket beyond the protection of the Wall of Cetelt. Hunt the Orcs that are cutting down the trees of the thicket and bring me two of the Orc Lumberjack Axes and two of the Orc Lumberjack Machetes. '

Hunt orcs in Misty Thicket until you get two axes and two machetes. Bring them back to Megosh.

Megosh Thistlethorn says 'Excellent work young Storm Reaper _____. Now take this Dull Storm Reaper Machete to a [forge] and sharpen it with a sharpening stone. It may take several attempts to get the blade to an adequate sharpness if you are unfamiliar with the process. Once it is sharpened give it to Bodbin Gimple with a ruined thorn drakeling scales and he will put the finishing touches on what will be a fine weapon! '

Your faction standing with Storm Reapers has been adjusted by 10.
Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Unkempt Druids has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!!

Sharpen in a forge with a sharpening stone (found at many smithing merchants). Give the sharpened sword and ruined drakeling scale to Bodbin.

Bodbin Gimple says 'I require the Sharpened Storm Reaper Machete and a Ruined Thorn Drakeling Scales for the Storm Reaper Thorn Machete. '

Bodbin Gimple fashions a grip out of the thorn drakeling scales then tests and polishes the blade of the machete. 'Yer another one of Megosh's trainees I suppose. This here's a fine weapon for a young Ranger of the Storm Reapers like yerself.'

Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Deeppockets has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk Underground has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!!
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# Mar 24 2017 at 7:54 PM Rating: Good
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[Fri Mar 24 21:49:26 2017] Megosh Thistlethorn says, 'Excellent work, young Storm Reaper Elina. Now take this Dull Storm Reaper Machete to a [forge] and sharpen it with a sharpening stone. It may take several attempts to get the blade to an adequate sharpness if you are unfamiliar with the process. Once it is sharpened, give it to Bodbin Gimple with a ruined thorn drakeling scales and he will put the finishing touches on what will be a fine weapon!'
[Fri Mar 24 21:49:26 2017] Your faction standing with Storm Reapers has been adjusted by 10.
[Fri Mar 24 21:49:26 2017] Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
[Fri Mar 24 21:49:26 2017] Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 1.
[Fri Mar 24 21:49:26 2017] Your faction standing with Unkempt Druids has been adjusted by -1.

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[Fri Mar 24 21:51:10 2017] Bodbin Gimple says, 'I require the Sharpened Storm Reaper Machete and a Ruined Thorn Drakeling Scales for the Storm Reaper Thorn Machete.'
[Fri Mar 24 21:51:10 2017] Bodbin Gimple fashions a grip out of the thorn drakeling scales then tests and polishes the blade of the machete. 'Yer another one of Megosh's trainees I suppose. This here's a fine weapon for a young Ranger of the Storm Reapers like yerself.'
[Fri Mar 24 21:51:10 2017] Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale has been adjusted by 5.
[Fri Mar 24 21:51:10 2017] Your faction standing with Deeppockets has been adjusted by 1.
[Fri Mar 24 21:51:10 2017] Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale has been adjusted by 1.
[Fri Mar 24 21:51:10 2017] Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin has been adjusted by 1.
[Fri Mar 24 21:51:10 2017] Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk Underground has been adjusted by -1.
Thorn Mail Crapchette.
# Jan 21 2004 at 4:43 AM Rating: Default
I would say all the other Thorn Mail items are worth while to a new player stating out... However the time required to obtain this item, You would have gotten better from another player, or threw the Bazaar in less time.

NOT worth the time to go after.

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As to What to do to actually obtain it?

Well, me at 40th level, and a BST friend at 55 went threw Misty killing everything that spawned. After about 3 hours, I had 2 axe's and 2 machette's. The Orc Lumberjacks are rare spawns comparably... and dont always drop an axe, or a machette. Id say about 1 in 8 dropped one or the other.

Time consuming, to say the least.

Oh, as to the item image, it looks like a Machette in your hand.
Bad luck?
# Apr 19 2002 at 5:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Maybe I am just having bad luck, but I have yet to see a single axe from these lumberjacks. I have gotten like 6 machettes, and untold rusties, but no axes. Anyone else had this problem?
RE: Bad luck?
# Apr 19 2002 at 10:46 PM Rating: Default
Actualy my biggest problem was getting the mechetes, i had like 7 axes and 1 mechete drop in 3 hr.s just camping the orc camp corner near wall, there is one that spawns near the stump near the wall.
sword
# Apr 12 2002 at 4:20 PM Rating: Default
I did the quest and I think that rangers are gettin the most crappy weapon out of all of the quests, but I think that it is a good thing what Verant is doing witht the quests
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# Apr 12 2002 at 11:28 AM Rating: Good
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The quest also requires a ruined thorn drakeling scale.

[give Megosh the axes and machetes]

Megosh Thistlethorn says 'Excellent work young Storm Reaper Caffo. Now take this Dull Storm Reaper Machete to a [forge] and sharpen it with a sharpening stone. It may take several attempts to get the blade to an adequate sharpness if you are unfamiliar with the process. Once it is sharpened give it to Bodbin Gimple with a ruined thorn drakeling scales and he will put the finishing touches on what will be a fine weapon! '

Your faction standing with Storm Reapers got better.
Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin got better.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale got better.
Your faction standing with Unkempt Druids got worse.
You gain experience!!

[sharpen in a forge with a sharpening stone (from Bodbin Gimble or other merchant)]

[give the sharpened sword and ruined drakeling scale to Bodbin]

Bodbin Gimple says 'I require the Sharpened Storm Reaper Machete and a Ruined Thorn Drakeling Scales for the Storm Reaper Thorn Machete. '

Bodbin Gimple fashions a grip out of the thorn drakeling scales then tests and polishes the blade of the machete. 'Yer another one of Megosh's trainees I suppose. This here's a fine weapon for a young Ranger of the Storm Reapers like yerself.'

Your faction standing with Merchants of Rivervale got better.
Your faction standing with Deeppockets got better.
Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale got better.
Your faction standing with Mayor Gubbin got better.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Trade Folk Ill got worse.
You gain experience!!

Caffo lvl 13 Halfling ranger

Edited, Fri Apr 12 12:26:20 2002
well hmm
# Apr 11 2002 at 3:06 PM Rating: Default
hey guys i say more power to verant they are actually doin somethin for newbs so they don't have to beg us i mean come on i rmeneber the best thing i had on my first char was leather till like lvl 13 i am not complaining about this stuff heck i am makin a new char just to suit him up in it

Dendro Gladdius
45 ranger
povar
RE: well hmm
# Jun 07 2002 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
True enough they are giving better armor for newbies but I think it is a fair shade cruel in the respect that it is so difficult to get a primary component for the ranger gear. Put a couple more drakes in at least so people don't have to spend a week (RL) tracking for enough scales. Aside from that good-on-em'
sword reward
# Apr 10 2002 at 5:49 PM Rating: Default
the reward is a storm reaper thorn machete, lore, item 4 27 1 str 1 dex 1hs, has the graphic of a centi short sword, both hands, ranger halfling only
RE: sword reward
# Apr 12 2002 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
I'd take it for roleplaying reasons... any newb worth his weight in copper pieces could afford a tentacle whip (4/25 Effect: Lifetap, procs at 4 or earlier)... not the greatest weapon, but it only costs 1 or 2pp to get.
RE: sword reward
# Apr 11 2002 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
It is also non-magical which makes it useless against critters such as willowisps and ghouls.

Fattilla D'Hun
Halfling Ranger of Karana
7th Hammer

Edited, Fri Apr 12 03:50:08 2002
RE: sword reward
# Apr 12 2002 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
hmm i figured the 4/27 made it useless
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