Acumen Mask  

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Level:20
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Armour Set
  • Experience
  • Faction
Faction Required:
Temple of Solusek Ro (Min: Indifferent)
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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: Tue Jun 5 15:43:04 2001
Modified: Sat Feb 15 16:14:04 2020
You say, 'Hail, Vilissia'

Vilissia says 'I am Vilissia, chosen of Solusek Ro. I am a practitioner in the wizardly arts, and keeper of lore for the [runescale cloak], [Tishan's kilt] and the [acumen mask].'

You say, 'I wish to know of the acumen mask.'

Vilissia says 'The acumen mask, as its name suggests, confers to its wearer certain powers of insight and knowledge. Are you [interested] in obtaining a [mask]?'

You say, 'I am interested in obtaining a mask.'

Vilissia says 'I can make an acumen mask for you, but you will need to bring me the proper components. I will need a glowing mask from a skeletal monk in the caverns of Guk, a patch of Shadow from our mortal enemies, the shadowed men, a darkbone Skull from a darkbone skeleton in the Estate of Unrest, and a bonechipped mask from a goblin headmaster in the Ocean of Tears. Bring me these four items, and I will make for you an acumen mask.'

Upon handing in the items:

Vilissia says 'Solusek Ro does not believe in half measures.'
Vilissia says 'Solusek Ro does not believe in half measures.'
Vilissia says 'Solusek Ro does not believe in half measures.'
Vilissia says 'Mask, patch, skull and mask. All of the items necessary for me to make an acumen mask. Excellent. All praise Solusek Ro!'
Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro has been adjusted by 10
Your faction standing with Shadowed Men has been adjusted by -1
You gain party experience!!
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Faction Information
# Apr 26 2018 at 4:03 PM Rating: Good
Factions Raised:

Temple Of Sol Ro +10

Factions Lowered:

Shadowed Men - 1

Eynti rune drop rate
# Jun 17 2011 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Someone camped her before me and got the rune after 4 spawn cycles (80 minutes roughly @ 20 minutes a cycle). I got her to drop the rune on the 3rd spawn cycle.
Update for Acumen Mask Quest
# Feb 20 2010 at 1:41 AM Rating: Good
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19 23:30:26 2010] Logging to 'eqlog.txt' is now *ON*.
[Fri Feb 19 23:30:28 2010] You say, 'Hail, Vilissia'
[Fri Feb 19 23:30:29 2010] Vilissia says 'I am Vilissia, chosen of Solusek Ro. I am a practitioner in the wizardly arts, and keeper of lore for the [runescale cloak], [Tishan's kilt] and the [acumen mask].'
[Fri Feb 19 23:30:30 2010] Altof tells General:1, 'hi'
[Fri Feb 19 23:30:36 2010] Altof tells General:1, 'who are you'
[Fri Feb 19 23:30:43 2010] You say, 'I wish to know of the Acumen Mask'
[Fri Feb 19 23:30:44 2010] Vilissia says 'The acumen mask, as its name suggests, confers to its wearer certain powers of insight and knowledge. Are you [interested] in obtaining a [mask]?'
[Fri Feb 19 23:30:58 2010] You say, 'I am interested in obtaining the Mask'
[Fri Feb 19 23:30:58 2010] Vilissia says 'I can make an acumen mask for you, but you will need to bring me the proper components. I will need a glowing mask from a skeletal monk in the caverns of Guk, a patch of Shadow from our mortal enemies, the shadowed men, a darkbone Skull from a darkbone skeleton in the Estate of Unrest, and a bonechipped mask from a goblin headmaster in the Ocean of Tears. Bring me these four items, and I will make for you an acumen mask.'
[Fri Feb 19 23:31:26 2010] Vilissia says 'Solusek Ro does not believe in half measures.'
[Fri Feb 19 23:31:26 2010] Vilissia says 'Solusek Ro does not believe in half measures.'
[Fri Feb 19 23:31:26 2010] Vilissia says 'Solusek Ro does not believe in half measures.'
[Fri Feb 19 23:31:26 2010] Vilissia says 'Mask, patch, skull and mask. All of the items necessary for me to make an acumen mask. Excellent. All praise Solusek Ro!'
[Fri Feb 19 23:31:26 2010] Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro could not possibly get any better.
[Fri Feb 19 23:31:26 2010] Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
[Fri Feb 19 23:31:26 2010] You gain party experience!!
[Fri Feb 19 23:31:26 2010] You gain party experience!!
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Lenaliel The Holy Blade(85 Paladin) of Xev
Deggin Shadowswift(77 Rogue) of Xev
Careeb Elementcaller(75 Mage) of Xev
Traxxus Vaevictus(72 Necromancer) of Xev
Shoue(71 Monk) of Xev
Ultric (65 Warrior) of Xev
Theorn Vizuul (40 Wizard) of Druzzil Ro
Snorch(Merchant) of Druzzil Ro
Multiquestable
# Sep 18 2004 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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this quest can be multiquested, have 1 player turn in the no drop items, and let the wizard turn in the patch of shadow.

Works perfectly, i've tested it.
Goblin Headmaster
# Jul 06 2003 at 12:05 AM Rating: Default
Verant may have nerf his drop - I killed this mob (Goblin Headmaster) today about 12 times - the first 11 times I nuke him for 1400 damage and just couple of coins and nothing else. the 12th time, I root dott and snare - he got all 3 no drop item on him. Seems like may be that Verant want him to die slow death before he drop anything, OR do not want farming. Trying to get the Acumen Mask for my wiz. GL to all
RE: Goblin Headmaster
# Dec 29 2003 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
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The way you kill a mob has NOTHING to do with what it drops. The items a mob has are determined when it spawns, not when it dies. You probably just got unlucky; I camped the headmaster recently for the Rune of Clay... It took 4 kills until he dropped the Rune, but he dropped the Mask 3 out of those 4 times.
Goblin Headmaster
# Jul 06 2003 at 12:05 AM Rating: Default
Verant may have nerf his drop - I killed this mob (Goblin Headmaster) today about 12 times - the first 11 times I nuke him for 1400 damage and just couple of coins and nothing else. the 12th time, I root dott and snare - he got all 3 no drop item on him. Seems like may be that Verant want him to die slow death before he drop anything, OR do not want farming. Trying to get the Acumen Mask for my wiz. GL to all
Dark Bone Skull ???
# Dec 03 2002 at 6:21 PM Rating: Default
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Im Camping now since 2 Days the whole Unrestzone. I killed 1 Ton of DBS, Ghouls and other Undead Stuff. NOTHING. How Rar is this ? i waisted about 9 or 10 KEI's, but nothing... I also cleaned the lower Basement.

Im so tired... ill go to bed now.

Thanks for any usefull help, Lizz
RE: Dark Bone Skull ???
# Feb 08 2003 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
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You need to kill Greater Dark Bones, in the basement.
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RE: Dark Bone Skull ???
# Dec 08 2002 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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While I was camping the ghost in the basesment these would drop regularly from the dark bone skeletons in the hallway leading to the ghost room.
RE: Dark Bone Skull ???
# Dec 23 2002 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
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well.. i camped the WHOLE house. i runned from the upper stairs, down to the basement. i killed ALL i found. Ill give it a try again these days.
the monk
# Sep 09 2002 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
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i killed the skele monk 10 xs and got nuthin do i have to kill the other guy first to get mask
Bad Faction
# Jun 28 2002 at 11:01 PM Rating: Good
If you are curious and wandering around in Temple of Solusek Ro and come upon a room with two keepers and a genie looking guy. DO NOT hail the genie-looking guy, it lowers your faction with Temple, not sure why. Just a warning.
No Rent Patch
# Jun 01 2002 at 7:21 PM Rating: Default
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The Patch of Shadows from the Shadowed Men is NO RENT. So this has to be your last item. I haven't finished, and I made the mistake of starting with this. Wish me luck.

Edited, Sat Jun 1 20:11:43 2002
Summary
# May 30 2002 at 6:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Here is a short summary of what you need:

Glowing Mask from a Skeletal Monk (25) or Froglok Scryer (24) in the Caverns of Guk.
A Patch of Shadow from a Shadowed Man (24-26) from many different zones, ex WC
a Darkbone Skull from a Greater Darkbone Skeleton (26-30) in the Estate of Unrest
Bonechipped Mask from a Goblin Headmaster (25) in the Ocean of Tears.

I guess you would need a very good group to do this at level 20, since the monsters range from 24 to 30!
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Completed!
# Mar 28 2002 at 4:55 AM Rating: Default
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I got my mask last night. Really, the only boring part was getting the Patch of Shadow from the Shadowed men.

We camped them in Lavastorm for over an hour, but no drop. We then moved to WC and got it from the second one we killed!

I think we only needed to kill 4-5 greater darkbone skeletons to get that aspect of the quest. 2 skeletal monks from Upper Guk, and the Headmaster dropped it on the first kill.

Mmm, nice mask.
Transportation and Lv
# Mar 03 2002 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi. I was wondering if any of these items are no rent, which i expect some of them to be. And if a lv 20 can REALLY do this quest cause it seems like a lot of traveling. Or if i should wait till i get all my port spells and do it from there. Thanks for any advice you can give me. If you could E-Mail me at Shadow_Prince30@hotmail.com that would be helpful too. If not just post it up here an I'll look for it


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Muliquest possiblility?
# Feb 10 2002 at 9:54 AM Rating: Default
can this quest be multiquested, in other words, can you turn in things at diffenrent times to the chick in temple ro? i was up all night trying to get a patch of shadow and got a shacow mask in stead ran to temple ro and turned the stuff in glowing mask, bonechipped mask, GDB , and then she said The temple of Sol Ro doesnt accept halfmeaseures, is all my shiznitch poffed or can i still turn in the last thing and get a mask.
RE: Muliquest possiblility?
# Feb 14 2002 at 6:26 AM Rating: Default
NO!It cant be multiquested!I just learned it hard way =/ The damn patch of shadow took me at least 2 hours to get but i got nothing in return. I was very pissed and killed the NPC at once, hoping she would drop the stuff i gave her but she dropped a shadowed rapier instead. GAH what a stupid quest ...
RE: Muliquest possiblility?
# Jan 19 2003 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Multiquest worked fine for me today.
ISHIVA ROBE INFO
# Dec 23 2001 at 7:53 PM Rating: Default
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON HOW TO GET ISHIVA ROBE EMAIL ME AT russonkids@networld.com.... If you can buy it tell me how much it will cost.. I know you can get it from a rogue quest though.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 07 2002 at 10:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hi What is this all about? is this the same situated at signature tower Gurgaon? Who robbed it? ?????? and lots of more question marks
Bah Its Fun =P
# Dec 21 2001 at 4:28 PM Rating: Default
wow u guys had alots trouble, i thought this was a fun quest, Guk and Oot were easy, i needed a friend to partner for Shadow men, but they are used for alot of quests so its real easy to find some one to help you and u can both get what u need, i was able to solo the unrest at 34 when i finaly found out aobut all these Sol Quests, dont go in with guns blazing and nuke it to pieces, buff up, make ur way to basement and 2 greaterdarkboen are near the halways cast a Dmg absorbers on ur self, then nuke one, cast Dmg Absorber again, and continue til its dead. but having a friend never hurts =)
GDB Skull and a tissue for Torklar
# Dec 13 2001 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
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I was in Unrest the other day. To my surprise I was the only one there. That is, untill a lvl 34 Necro and his buddy, a lvl 60 sorcerer showed up.
Being the only 3 ppl there, we began to chat and I learned that they were there for the fungus eye component of the necro quest. Well, being a lowly lvl 25 wizard, I asked if they would consider helping me on the GDB skull. They happily agreed and I stood back to watch as the necro ran off into the house leaving me and the 60 out front by the fountains.
Not long after, I heard the Necro yell, "INC Everything"....OMG! I'm gonna die !
Just as I was about to run for the zone, the 60 opened up with stuff I have never even seen ! Man, he stood in the same spot the whole time and just flattened the whole freaking zone !
I mean it was sad to see Torklar sitting in the corner crying....hehe
The point being, if you are there at the right time, getting the GDB skull can be gotten without risking life or limb.
As a side note: I considered what I witnessed from the lvl 60; and the thought of facing the mob that would give him a hard time really really really frightens me.......LOL
Minimum Level For This Quest Is Unrealistic
# Nov 26 2001 at 9:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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The Acumen Mask is a decent item and well worth questing for.

After finally getting this item I feel it is important to share my experience with others because I don't think that a L20 Wizard should have any expectation of completing this quest on the Torvelinous server if not other servers. (Assuming he either solos or groups with similar levels.)

I personally believe an agressive L30 who works with groups may be able to complete the quest. below that level on Torvelinoous is sheer luck.

I obtained the masks from the skeletal monk and goblin headmaster in OOT without too much difficulty.

A word of advice concerning the monk.... At least at the level I got that mask, I could attack and kill the necro without the monk argoing. However, if I attacked the monk, the necro would argo. (I died learning that one.) I killed the necro, meded up then killed the monk. Took 4 times killing both to get the mask but it was zero risk. ( I was probably L34 at that time.)

The skull in unrest was very difficult. On Torvelinous server the basement in unrest is not camped very often and when it is, the group is after the General. They don't kill a lot of greater dark bones for a L20 to loot. They often produce enormous trains to the zone that get L34s killed. (Died more than once learning that one.)

Greater darkbones only spawn in the basement but they are far from the most common spawn. It was a big deal for me to get a chance to loot even one greater darkbone. In the end I didn't get the skull until I had looted about 10. I could have completed unrest at L34 working with others camping General or bringing my guild in to help me for hours but frankly I gave up in frustration.

I decided to finish the quest at L44. Unrest took me 4 hours. I was never at risk and killed a lot of stuff to help spawn greater darkbones. However, that is how long it took for enough Greater Darkbones to spawn for me to get skull.

Then I tried the shadow men. I read that after level 40 you can pull them one at a time. At L44 I found that to be true unless you get too close then they all argo you. (I didn't die learning that one but came close.)

What surprised me was how many shadow men I had to kill to get patch of shadow. It must have been over 30. I was never at risk (except that 1 time.) but I was appalled to think how a L20-25 group could handle multiple full camps of shadow men argoing them until they had killed more than 30 to get the patch.

I play conservative. Maybe I was not lucky on this quest. However, I think anyone who attempts to complete this quest before L30 needs to have high level friends or lots of good fortune.

Good luck to any of you who try. I hope my advice on the Monk helps. I have not seen that posted elsewhere.
Shadowed Men
# Nov 20 2001 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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For anyone attempting to do this quest solo (which I did), you can attack Shadowed Men at level 40 without the others aggro'ing. If you're doing the quest up to 39th level you'll need help because the whole lot will come after you.
RE: Shadowed Men
# Mar 03 2002 at 12:54 PM Rating: Default
no you don't... I killed shadow men for a shadow rapier for my Jboots at lvl 39 and was able to single pull them easily.
where?
# Nov 04 2001 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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anyone able to help on the approx loc of where the goblin headmaster is? or at least what island hes on? i mean OOT is a big place hehe
RE: where?
# Nov 08 2001 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I think the approximate loc for the Island is pos 1000 (could be neg), neg 8500 (sure of this one). I believe it is right across from Sister Island where the boat lets you off coming from Freeport in the Ocean of Tears. The Gobby Headmaster spawns beside a tent half way up the hill (not the tents on the very top of the hill, nor the shammies right on the shore). His placeholder is a Goblin HeadHunter, and there is usually a Gob Shammy off to the left about 20 paces. I just kept killing the shammies and Gob Headhunters and his spawn rate seemed to be roughly 10 minutes. He dropped the mask 2 or 3 times out of 6 kills. I looted all 3 quest items: the rune for my mage, the mask for my wiz and the knife for my necro.

RE: where?
# Jan 26 2002 at 10:09 PM Rating: Default
Just a note, Agnostic Dark Elf Wizzy's must jump from boat and not attempt getting off on Sister Island. They are kos. Oracle conned indifferent, just forgot to mention the Sisters - hehe.
RE: where?
# Jan 26 2002 at 10:06 PM Rating: Default
Very close, according to locs on EQ Atlas, the middle of the island is neg1000, neg8600. Best to swim from Sister Island dock across to where the Oracle and his Bodyguard stand (conned indifferent to dark elf agnostic). Oracle and Bodyguard stand approx neg500, neg8900 (again according to map). From Oracle, keep the water to your left (island to your right) and head down, you'll see a camp a ways down (approx neg1200, neg8500). Best to pull him down to the ocean and root; the Goblins do assist each other, and if one gets away, may be deadly to level 24s. He will bring back a lot of his friends.

We've done this twice and both times Headmaster dropped the bonechipped mask with each of his untimely deaths.
Nice Mask
# Sep 06 2001 at 7:53 PM Rating: Default
I did this quest in 5 hours with a lot of help from my guild and some nice people!!! The mask is very nice!!! Remember to get the patch of shadows LAST!! By far the hardest piece is the Dark Boned Skull...very scary in the basement of Unrest!! I got Invis to Undead cast on me and looted it after an hour of waiting. If you dont want to lose frog faction....Kill the Skeleton Monk who lives with Tempus under the heart spider area in Upper Guk...jump of crags into water below and swim into his lair...they all conned yellow to me at 24th (I had help). Enjoy the quest...it was fun!!!

Nytemaer Soulscorcher
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patch of shadow
# Sep 04 2001 at 3:31 AM Rating: Default
On www.graffe.com in the quest section under acumen mask it tells you what to do to get the patch of shadow. I haven't tried it myself but who knows, it might work...
Patch of Shadow
# Sep 02 2001 at 1:10 AM Rating: Decent
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I killed around 100 shadowmen in SK and WC and got every loot known to man but no patch of shadow. I killed later that day one Shadowman in Lavastorm Mtns presto patch of shadow on first one. That can't be random in my mind!
RE: Patch of Shadow
# Sep 20 2001 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I had a similar experience. I killed close to 70 shadowed men in WC - enough that I'm amiable in the temple now. I found everything they drop but the patch. Do not hunt the WC shadowed men for the patch. I went to LFay, and the fourth one I killed dropped it. It appears that their loot depends which zone you hunt them in. Otherwise, the quest was easy. I put it off until level 40 - none of the quest mobs got through my shield before I dropped them.
RE: Patch of Shadow
# Nov 08 2001 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Just bad luck I think. We killed about 30-40 in WC and the patch dropped several times. Might only be the Necros that drop it, but I am not positive. It could be random drop for any shadowman.
THE QUEST
# Aug 29 2001 at 6:48 PM Rating: Default
aren't shadowed men found in befallen
RE: THE QUEST
# Nov 08 2001 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
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They are found all over. There are some in Nektulos, some in GF etc.... I found the patch for sure on the ones in West Commons. They are located in the dessert corner close to Kith zone.
patch of shaow
# Aug 27 2001 at 5:53 PM Rating: Default
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Where can i find the patch of shadow? I camped WC during 3 hours and nothing, i camped lavastorm during 1 hours.
Yaldin, where is shadomen is NK (north karana) pls ?
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