Slickfinger Tunic  

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Time:1 hour
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Mon Jul 15 18:41:40 2002
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
You say, 'Hail, Lendel Deeppockets'

Lendel Deeppockets says 'Its nice to meet you Makkinry. Allow me to introduce myself, I am Lendel Deeppockets master Assassin of Rivervale. I am personally in charge of all [training] we have the new recruits go through before they are sent out on specific missions. '

You say, 'What training?'

Lendel Deeppockets says 'There are many steps that young rouges must take on the road to stealth. The most important part of your training is learning how to use the tools around you such as the forge. From the looks of you I can tell you could use some more [enchanted armor] as well so I think this would be a good learning experience. '

You say, 'What enchanted armor?'

Lendel Deeppockets says 'I am pleased to hear that you are interested in making your own armor Makkinry. I have some instructions for you so please listen closely. First, I will present you with your Dusty Mail Assembly kit when you are ready. After that, simply tell me what piece of Slickfinger Chainmail you [want] to craft and I will give you a pattern along with a recipe for [Coifs], [Bracers], [Sleeves], [Boots], [Legplates], [Gloves] and [Tunics]. The recipe I will give you for specific items will need to me combined in the assembly kit to create the magical material necessary. Once you have this material and pattern that I gave you when you told me what item you wanted to craft, put both in the nearest forge to create the armor piece you asked for. Here is your Dusty Mail Assembly Kit. '

You say, 'I want to craft the Tunic'

Lendel Deeppockets says 'I'm happy to see that your training is coming along so well Makkinry. I have no doubt in my mind that you are ready to craft your tunic. Please collect 5 Bricks of Crude Iron Ore, 1 Giant Wood Spider Femurs, 1 Embalming Dusts, 1 Dark Elf Skins and 1 Giant Yellowjacket Thorax. Come back after you are finished, I have a [job] for you.
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EQ Traders says two Dark Elf Skins, but ZAM correct
# Jun 22 2012 at 12:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Tunic requires only one 'Dark Elf Skins', as stated here. EQ Traders website is wrong/out of date. That said this must be the easiest ever loot drop required for newbie armour - every single 'a shadowed assassin' drops one, and they're not a tough fight. No spells, debuffs, or healing. Even as a rogue I could pull a group of five - four conning dark blue, one white - and kill every one without losing more than 50% health. Almost too easy, really...
GYJ Thorax
# Oct 18 2004 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
Perhaps things are fixed now, but I just finished the warrior newbie quests. I killed 5 GYJ or so to find my thorax, was not too much trouble. The Giant Fruit Bat Wing was the hardest thing to find for me. I finished all the Warrior Newbie Quest Armors by age 10 solo. I did team with a level 11 druid to camp the orc camps to get my weapon done - took 4 kills to find the 4 pages, this is the same place to get the bone and jaw pieces for the rogue weapon, and I saw this junk on nearly every cent we killed there in the camp.

Killing the wandering Cents in the Misty only resulted in a couple of DF belts, never any of those other things.

I rate the difficulty of the MT quests along the same as some of the other newbie quests I have run thru. The easiest by far was the druid armor in Kelethin - my druid finished it all by lvl 5. All the hard parts drop in the throne room in CB, and is left to rot by the folks that camp there. It was easy to walk up, ask to loot what yer needing, and finished I was.
# Mar 22 2003 at 8:01 PM Rating: Default
get a horse
The GYJ Thorax is indeed the hardest part.
# Jan 13 2003 at 5:00 AM Rating: Decent
I helped a friend with these quests and it took hours and hours of non stop killing to find one Thorax. We got countless stingers, tergites and others. When we finally found the last Thorn Drakeling Scale for the sleeves, he accidently deleted his character when he was logging out. It couldn't be restored since the backup was from when he was lvl4 and had NONE of the equipment we worked so hard for.

Doing everything over again was not an alternative. It's still easier than the quest for Shadowwalkers (Gnome Rogue) armor when you dont have to hunt brownies that rarely spawn and clockworks which never have anything on them.
RE: The GYJ Thorax is indeed the hardest part.
# Jan 13 2003 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Thu Feb 13 15:45:06 2003
# Nov 08 2002 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
I had the femur and the thorax but I deleted them thinking I didnt need them! But when I found out about this quest I was angry! Grrr..back to slaying those yellow jackets and spiders again...*sigh*
# Nov 08 2002 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Fri Nov 8 20:45:15 2002
Giant YellowJackets
# Oct 19 2002 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, Finally got Tunic. It took killing YellowJackets to level 13 to get the Thorax to drop:

181 Yellow Jackets
Tarsus Drops: 26% of time
Sternite Drops: 5% of time
Pristine Stinger Drops: 3% of time
Tergite Drops: 6.5% of time
Thorax Drops: 0.5 %

I would start hunting yellowjackets about 7 am until about 7 pm. They rarely spawn at night. I tended to hunt them back to Runnyeye or pull them that way because of the gaurds who are gauranteed to tick you off by killing your mob (after you've taken all the damage of course).

Tried to find Embalming Dust EVERYWHERE in FreePort, but wasn't there. Found some in South Ro fishing Village - was on my way to Oasis.

I have all pieces now except for the Bracers and not sure I'll try for them. Spent 13 levels in Misty - seen 5 large yellowjackets in total. 1 The bug collector killed, I killed other 4 with no drops. *sigh*

Good hunting!
omg this sucks
# Sep 16 2002 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
i've been hunting the zombie's all day long i need the embalming dust, the tarsus and sternite oh and a femur too. i shoulda read the post about the embalming dust though....crap i guess i'll hafta start on the yellowjackets and spiders then this quest is harder than the new dwf and elf quests with the crazy forest drakeling scales....i wish it was easier and i hope it's better than the armor i got on now.
# Aug 15 2002 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
*huffs and puffs*
hunting *huff* yellowjackets *puff* for days on end!

No luck with *huff* Thorax. These things *puff* for real?

back to work.
lame thorax
# Jul 26 2002 at 4:25 PM Rating: Default
The Thorax is messed up, i have been killing the Giant Wasps for a week non stop and still no thorax...its almost not worth the time
RE: lame thorax
# Jul 26 2002 at 4:26 PM Rating: Default
errr...giant yellowjackets
the stuff
# Jul 14 2002 at 7:32 AM Rating: Good
heres how u get all the stuff for this thing, i know cause i got the entire set and im happy im done with it. the bricks of crude iron ore come off of goblins. every other one has a brick usually and they weigh 15 pounds each and are non stackable so be prepared for a long walk back. the giant wood spider femurs come from giant wood spiders (duh!). they are a rare drop so just kill every spider u see including the small ones to spawn the giant woods. keep on killing them and u will eventually get one. i got lucky and got 2 in a row but heck im lucky. the embalming dust i heard drops from zombies and the like but i just bought mine in a store, much easier. the dark elf skins come from shadowed assassins in the misty thicket. follow the path to the wall and go through and to the left over the big hill. there are like 5 i think in a circle. they are mostly level 7 and 8 but there are a few exceptions. they will aggro so u might need a partner. most will drop dark elf skins and they all drop money. the giant yellowjacket thorax is from giant yellowjackets (duh! again). it is a fairly rare drop. some days the yellowjackets are way common but sometimes way rare. yesterday they were more than common they were like freeekin common, u could kill one and see another from that spot kill it and see another etc. during all this stupid killing u should auction that u want to loot this stuff, i personally auctioned 5pp to loot the embalming dust and thorax, but i ended up buying the dust for a few gold 8). and if anyone wants to know about the thorn drakelings, they fly around the inner section of misty thicket. they are a rare spawn and it helps very much if u get a ranger buddy who can track them for you. also auction to buy these things because sometimes people come along auctioning 10 scales! i dont see how but o well take advantage of these cases. i hope this helps everyone and good luck on getting the whole suit, it definitly takes time.

/e shuts up finally

seiil 13 rogue
RE: the stuff
# May 16 2003 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
Where did you buy your embaling stuff thing?

Lvl 8 rouge
Lvl 22 Shammie
Lvl 21 SK
Lvl 9 Beast
Lvl 5 Bard
# Jul 07 2002 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
I was helping me friend do thing quest, and well, DAMN! You'd have more luck camping the GBS. The wasp things aren't too rare (1 out of 40) but the spider thing in near imposible to find. I've cleared the zone multiple times and killed spiders for days and still no femur. Calling these "newbie quests" is like saying The Sleeper "hurts". I wish much luck to all, hope you have better luck than me. /stangles Verant staff
# Jul 07 2002 at 3:59 AM Rating: Default
I have now got the combined magic material and pattern for both the bracer and gauntlets but when i put a material and its pattern into the RV forge, neither wants to combine. Am i doing something wrong or is this an eccentric forge?
RE: Forging
# Jul 16 2002 at 2:53 AM Rating: Default
yeah, you are probally using the Vale forge next to the bard lady, use the one by the druid guild.
# Jul 05 2002 at 7:31 PM Rating: Default
i cant find these things anywhere theyre just too hard to find, if anyone has any advice please say so
RE: drakelings
# Jul 27 2002 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
pay the 15pp for banded mail
Tajin Tainted
# Jun 30 2002 at 8:09 PM Rating: Default
Kinda makes me mad.

Halflings have -great- stats for a Rogue, as opposed to Human, Wood elf and Dark elves.

They gain experience faster than most. Start off with great hide and sneak skill levels. Have a nice starting location, and great over-all faction with other races.

Hell, Halfling Rogues are actually respected in their towns.

So, let's give them the best looking armor, with the best stats. That's not enough, so let's give them the best weapon too. What the hell, let's NOT give the races with 'lame' stats, and 'lame faction' quest armor, just to make it "fair!"

Hell, while we're at it, let's make the human quest armor ten times harder to 'obtain' -- isn't like anyone plays human rogues anyways, so what the hell, let's discourage them from it even more.

God, I love how the Coalition Trader armor looks. Hell, normal leather looks better. There's leather, then there's "Coalition Trader" armor -- looks like it's covered in Cow Manure.

You get more stats from one piece of Slick-Smacker armor, than you do from a whole suit of "Coalition Trader" armor.

It's okay, though. Half Elves get a 'l33t' 3/21 dagger, that they can't use. Because they can't worship Innoruuk -- Does Verant intentionally try to **** us off, or what?
RE: Tajin Tainted
# Jul 27 2002 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
If this is easy compared to the other newb armors then I don't wanna see those cause the crap for this is thing is freakin rare
Dark elf skins???
# Jun 14 2002 at 9:14 AM Rating: Default
okay, I can take care of the rest of the junk eventually, at least I know what it drops off of. I just don't know where the things which have DE skin are!! Someone tell me pleeease? This quest is going to drive me insane
RE: Dark elf skins???
# Jun 16 2002 at 3:40 PM Rating: Default
dark elf skins drop off of the shadowed assassins in misty thicket. once u go through the wall onto far side, take a left and stay next to the wall. go past the hill and u will see about five shadowed assassins standing in a circle. most are about level 8 i think. they drop money and dark elf skins
giant yj thorax myth
# Jun 13 2002 at 9:34 AM Rating: Default
AUUGH!! so i have killed 900 giant yellow jackets,not a single thorax drops,there were dozens of every other nodrop item,i got 4 levels off killin the jackets exclusively.wot id like to know this no drop? 2.whys it soooo hard to find? 3.what escapee from a ward for the criminally insane thought of these "newbie" quests? 4.why is this stuff harder to get than gaurdian?

# Jun 12 2002 at 1:12 AM Rating: Default
Anyone know where ravenscale drops? i think i would get ravenscale before i complete these quests : /
RE: Ravenscale
# Oct 21 2002 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
drops off of sliverback gorillas in Ferrot, outside of CT ent. Realativly easy stuff to get now.
stupid quest
# Jun 11 2002 at 4:05 AM Rating: Default
I HATE THIS QUEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have been killing giant YJs ALL DAY LONG! i freaking cleard out the harder part of the zone to make them pop and then the freaking gaurds come and kill the YJ i'm fighting! if i was an evil race i would kill thoes stupid gaurds!!!!! I HATE UT U HATE IT I HATE IT I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RE: stupid quest
# Jun 12 2002 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
I know how you feel =/. I had a halfling ranger once, but the freakin quests got soooo frustrating that I deleted her. Some stupid higher level ranger was there killing the giant fruit bats faster than I could find them, and when I found ONE a guard KSed me. Blaaaah. Ah well, who wants to be an edible miget (sp) anyways?
RE: stupid quest
# Jun 12 2002 at 12:54 AM Rating: Default
how the... did i post that twice?
RE: stupid quest
# Jun 12 2002 at 12:53 AM Rating: Default
: ) i know your feeling!

i tried buying milk off the Druid Guild place and no go... WHERE is the freaking milk??? is it just me? i actually got several tarsus from the YJ's... OHH and the drakeling scales, i have 3 of them but they're frigging ruined scales, am i doing something wrong or am i waiting on "Drakeling Thorned Scales" VS ruined ones? all i need are those, my milk, OHH and the femur, WHAT THE HELL does IT drop off of? this is only my second day, but cut in to 6 hour intervals it would be my 5th day : / GRR these quests are driving me nuts and i am NOT giving up till i get em... ohh and wehre does ravenscale drop now?

11 rogue Nario of Saryrn
(46 iks Monk, Ztik kitZ)
RE: stupid quest
# Jun 12 2002 at 12:53 AM Rating: Default
: ) i know your feeling!

i tried buying milk off the Druid Guild place and no go... WHERE is the freaking milk??? is it just me? i actually got several tarsus from the YJ's... OHH and the drakeling scales, i have 3 of them but they're frigging ruined scales, am i doing something wrong or am i waiting on "Drakeling Thorned Scales" VS ruined ones? all i need are those, my milk, OHH and the femur, WHAT THE HELL does IT drop off of? this is only my second day, but cut in to 6 hour intervals it would be my 5th day : / GRR these quests are driving me nuts and i am NOT giving up till i get em... ohh and wehre does ravenscale drop now?

11 rogue Nario of Saryrn
(46 iks Monk)
dark elf skins
# May 24 2002 at 8:05 PM Rating: Default
i got 2 dark elf skins but no matter what i try i cant combine em any ideas whats wrong?
RE: dark elf skins
# May 26 2002 at 7:44 PM Rating: Default
OK figured out.....the recipie is only need 1 DE skin
RE: dark elf skins
# Jun 10 2002 at 5:59 AM Rating: Default
yeah, you only need one DE skin... was camping them so long they turned green on me... and then the last one i killed it dropped
RE: dark elf skins
# Jun 12 2002 at 1:04 AM Rating: Default
i think the confusion is the name of the component is "Dark Elf SkinS" making it plural... you still only need one
embalming dust
# May 24 2002 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
There is a rare spawn zombie mixed in with the diseased rats that might have a rare drop of embalming dust. But ... ***** that. Quicker to walk to EFP and buy some from whatshername Charcoal near the NFP zone entrance.

Rare drops off of rare spawns and competition for those with other classes. I'd like to shove a dwarven work boot up someone's rear.
# May 18 2002 at 2:27 PM Rating: Default
Well ive found that most are easy to get. The thorax has poped for me several times now. only prob im having is getting the Giant wood spider Femur... any thoughts or input would be greatly apperciated..

11th Rogue
of Povar
RE: Femur
# Jun 10 2002 at 6:00 AM Rating: Default
the femur i found... off of large wood spiders, guessing it's a rare drop... but what about the drakeling something or others?
Yellowjacket Thorax
# May 18 2002 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
I can honestly say that I have been hunting for the Thorax for 5 whole entire levels on my Rogue.

I have killed COUNTLESS YJ's and have seen SEVERAL other 'rare drop' pieces, including Pristine Stinger's, Sternites, Tergites, and Tarsus'. I have obtained several wing's which I freely give out to people doing the 'Bug' quest, and have even looted a few regular stingers from the YJ's.

If someone says that the Tunic was easy, count yourself to be EXTREMELY lucky!

The wasps only spawn at a certain time, killing everything in the zone to get them to spawn doesn't sound like Verant's 'Vision' to me, as you would take away from other's.

Then you have the factor of the ROAMING DOMINO guards from HELL! Who have been known to travel all the way to Runnyeye entrance because they keep aggroing a good distance than normal other newbie guards, so even if the wasp spawns, and it happens to spawn near the guards, guess what ...

I have all the pieces of the armor except the tunic, the worst thing is that they call this a 'newbie' quest. 2 classes searching for the same piece, ultra rare drop, and the roaming guard factor.

And you said this was easy? This isn't a newbie quest ... this is insanity!
RE: Yellowjacket Thorax
# Jun 12 2002 at 12:56 AM Rating: Default
i haven't had a time with the thorax... maybe that's what my mistake is in combining my items......................................
RE: Yellowjacket Thorax
# Jun 10 2002 at 6:03 AM Rating: Default
i must say, as i read this i kept laughing harder and harder : )
i whacked the guards several times in attempt to kill them, but it didnt' work...

but yeah these aren't easy! THESE are HARD! too hard if you ask me...
# May 16 2002 at 5:42 PM Rating: Default
I cant combine the bracers sleeves or coif, i get cannot combine message. WHAT THE HELL?
Spawn rates
# May 12 2002 at 8:20 PM Rating: Default
Part of the problem is that some of these items are used for other quests, so you've got druids and rogues looking for things, the other problem is the mob's dont' spawn enough. I wouldn't mind killing a hundred of 'em to find the right part, if I didn't spend more time looking for them than killing them.
RE: Spawn rates
# Jun 12 2002 at 12:58 AM Rating: Default
i think the spawn rates need to be increased a BIT more! this quest is driving me nuts, insane, for an obsessive compulsive person, this is hell BTW.... same is for getting to level 60 : /
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