Moss Snakes  

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Level:1
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Money
Faction Required:
Ebon Mask (Min: Amiable)
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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: Sat Jun 24 17:10:57 2000
Modified: Wed Aug 5 13:45:25 2020
Talk to Hekzin G`Zule in the rogue guild. He will say he is working on some new type of armor.

You say, 'Hail, Hekzin G`Zule'

Hekzin G`Zule says 'How's it going, scrub? Correct me if I'm wrong, but you appear to be a rogue. If you're a [new rogue], it's my job to test your skill. If you are not, then by speaking with me, I see you show interest in [joining this house of rogues].'

You say, 'I am interested in joining this house of rogues'

Hekzin G`Zule says 'We of the Ebon Mask must first be sure you are skilled with a blade. At the same time, we are attempting to create a new type of armor for our rogues. So it is the test of each young rogue to take this bag into Nektulos and fill it with three moss snake skins and three snake fangs, then combine them. We get the bag and you earn a little respect as well as the [Dark Shield of Ebon].'

You receive an Empty Bag in which you need to combine three snake scales and three snake fangs. This produces a Bag of Snake Parts. Give this to Hekzin.

Hekzin G`Zule says 'Fine work for a scrub. Maybe one day you will be able to test this new snakescale armor out. For the moment you shall take the [Dark Shield of Ebon] if you do not own one already.'

Your faction standing with Ebon Mask got better.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got worse.
Your faction standing with Wolves of the North got worse.
Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale got worse.
Your faction standing with Carson McCabe got worse.
You gain experience!!
You receive 9 silver from Hekzin G`Zule.

You may also receive minor items (usually one or more rations or iron rations). Occasionally you will receive the Dark Shield of Ebon.
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a garter snake
# May 24 2015 at 2:10 AM Rating: Good
GBATE!! Never saw it coming
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a garter snake drops the skins and fangs also.
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Faction
# May 22 2015 at 9:22 PM Rating: Good
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Hall of the Ebon Mask +10
Carson McCabe -2
Guardians of the Vale -1
Guards of Qeynos --1
Wolves of the North -2
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Moss Snakes quest in Neriak 3rd Gate
# Feb 19 2011 at 8:01 AM Rating: Good
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Kaboris the Silent wrote:
ok folks, here's the skinny
regardless of what class you are say "i am a new rogue". he will then give you the bag telling you to fill it with 3 skins and 3 fangs. do NOT stack them. click "combine" before you hand him the bag, say "what dark shield of eben" give him the combined bag, he then gives you the shield and 5 silver pieces. good luck



I had to say "I am interested in joining this house of rogues" to get the bag on my dubious erudite necromancer.


I received 8-11 silver pieces per turn-in. Did the quest about 8 times with the skins and fangs in my inventory at the time.

Any snake in the newbie area outside Neriak that I killed was dropping the parts needed.


Edited, Feb 19th 2011 9:28am by snailish
10 points confirmed
# Aug 30 2010 at 6:10 AM Rating: Decent
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as title states, i am confirming that the +faction hit for Ebon Mask is 10 points. I did this by losing 104 points by doing runnyeye warbead handin in kaladim which gave me negative 104 points from max ally in Ebon Mask. I then had to do this task 11 times to re-max. then 1 final time to see max message.

edit : but the lossto Carson Mcabe is 2 points per task. I say this because after doing 12 tasks to raise ebon mask, I had to go do the inert potion in erudin 24 times to remax carson mcabe ( and then another to see max message as usual).

Edited, Aug 30th 2010 8:21am by Shuraz

edit 2: these 12 tasks lowered guardans of the vale. I will go out on a limb and call that a 3 point loss. Its before ebon mask on the list of faction changes so its at least equal and possibly higher. since its alpha listing is after Ebon I would say its a larger faction hit. those which are the same are normally placed in alpha order. and lastly, it took 3 tasks to remax guardians in rivervale which makes that task worth exactly 12 points each ( handing in 4 items ) and the math is just perfect.

Edited, Aug 30th 2010 9:05am by Shuraz
Empty Bag
# Aug 21 2008 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Container is called "Empty Bag" Lore No-drop WT 2.0 Cap 6 Sz SMALL
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Quest text etc.
# Apr 01 2006 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
You say, 'Hail, Hekzin G`Zule'

Hekzin G`Zule says 'How's it going, scrub? Correct me if I'm wrong, but you appear to be a rogue. If you're a [new rogue], it's my job to test your skill. If you are not, then by speaking with me, I see you show interest in [joining this house of rogues].'

You say, 'I am interested in joining this house of rogues'

Hekzin G`Zule says 'We of the Ebon Mask must first be sure you are skilled with a blade. At the same time, we are attempting to create a new type of armor for our rogues. So it is the test of each young rogue to take this bag into Nektulos and fill it with three moss snake skins and three snake fangs, then combine them. We get the bag and you earn a little respect as well as the [Dark Shield of Ebon].'

You have fashioned the items together to create something new!

Hekzin G`Zule says 'Fine work for a scrub. Maybe one day you will be able to test this new snakescale armor out. For the moment you shall take the [Dark Shield of Ebon] if you do not own one already.'

Your faction standing with Ebon Mask got better.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got worse.
Your faction standing with Wolves of the North got worse.
Your faction standing with Guardians of the Vale got worse.
Your faction standing with Carson McCabe got worse.
You gain experience!!
You receive 9 silver from Hekzin G`Zule.

The faction hit for the ebon mask is +10, but I am not sure of the negative faction hits. Usually in a quest like this those are all -1.
Scales
# May 15 2004 at 12:17 AM Rating: Good
I just started a rogue and got the shield already. I got 2 scales from a moss snake and 1 from a garter snake, the fangs where the same ( not all from moss snakes ) and the combine worked. So it looks like any snake scales and fangs will work, just my 2 cents worth.
RE: Scales
# Oct 29 2004 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
Just a word of warning, if you plan on doing your rogue's epic. Carson Mcabe is the faction you need to have in order to talk to Stanos in Highpass Hold.
the skins
# Jan 14 2004 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
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are the skins, acctually scales?
the skins
# Jan 14 2004 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
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shield
# Jun 06 2002 at 8:44 PM Rating: Excellent
ok folks, here's the skinny
regardless of what class you are say "i am a new rogue". he will then give you the bag telling you to fill it with 3 skins and 3 fangs. do NOT stack them. click "combine" before you hand him the bag, say "what dark shield of eben" give him the combined bag, he then gives you the shield and 5 silver pieces. good luck

Saintmortis
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RE: shield
# Oct 15 2003 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
I got mine first try too - great post

(Lvl 4 SK)
RE: shield
# Jun 08 2002 at 6:06 AM Rating: Default
Thanks, got the shield first try by doing as you suggested.

Striven
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Spawn
# May 12 2002 at 7:25 PM Rating: Default
Either im in the wrong area or these buggers don't spawn much or somone wasn't killing them but it took me quite a while to get most of the things. I had to buy the rest of the scales from a merchant.
AWESOME
# May 06 2002 at 11:40 AM Rating: Default
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST QUESTS IN THE GAME. WITH 2 DULLEBAGS OF SCALES AND FANGS YOU CAN GET A SK UP TO ABOUT 8TH OR 9TH (THIS INCLUDES THE 2 LEVELS YOU GET WHILE KILLING SNAKES). IT IS REALLY EASY TO BUY THE SCALES AND FANGS AND TURN THEM IN 4 AT A TIME!

NOIRUN 12TH SK
not good
# Feb 21 2002 at 7:03 PM Rating: Default
I got the items to give to him to him and i gave ot to him but nothing
Boring/Exp/Shield
# Feb 19 2002 at 8:33 PM Rating: Default
This quest is probably the most boring quest, but it also holds a Lore item and a few Exp for a newbie.

My thing for it is the Shield. On my 5th season Necromancer I did this quest 10 times and it almost got me to a half way to the 6th season.


Redurf, 13th season Shadow Knight
Ameekal, 11th season Warrior
Amadsoul, 8th season Magician
Trebby Kittenpaws, 39th season Cleric
Kyira Shadowbane, 20th season Ranger
Redurf and Ameekal on Antinous Bayle
Amadsoul, Trebby, and Kyira on Rallos Zek
This quest rocks!
# Oct 06 2001 at 8:50 PM Rating: Default
Hey, like someone said earlier, this quest is amazing for newbies. My DE wiz got at least three levels (2-5) doing just this quest. You need decent faction with the guy, obviously. Whoever said earlier that the guy just thanks him for the bag just needs better faction.

Also, if you're a power-leveller, find a vendor that has the fangs and scales and you can basically buy experience points.

Other questions: snake scales, don't stack anything, and for me the phrase that worked was "I will join this house of rogues."

See ya.
question ???
# Aug 22 2001 at 9:51 AM Rating: Default
Can a Ogre do this quest or you have to be a dark elf ???
RE: question ???
# Feb 22 2002 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
I suppose that Ogres can do the quest, if your faction is fine. However, the Dark Shield of Ebon is a Darkelf only item.

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quite npc's
# Aug 17 2001 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
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if you hail a quest npc or say the words you need for a quest and he doesnt respond or wont give it to you its because you dont have a high enough faction with that npc. so if you tell them the trigger phrase for the quest and they ignore you or act rude raise your faction first
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easy
# Aug 10 2001 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
i got it to work and if you go right out of the rogue guild hall and right into the furrier royal the merchant in there sells snake teeth and skins.
WTF
# Aug 08 2001 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
i am a lvl 7 shad and whenever i hail him he just asks if i'm a new rogue or interested in joining. Then i say 'I am interested in joining the house of rogues.' and he doesn't respond >:(
Lots of exp!
# Aug 05 2001 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
I did this as a newbie ench and at lvl 3 got about 2 1/2 blue bubble for each bag plus from 3 to 12 sp. Sold the shield each time, another 1+ sp. Great quest for newbies! I hotkeyed the triggering phrase. Couldn't be easier. Oh, and the phrase is in his dialogue when you hail him.
Exp for Wizzy
# Jul 24 2001 at 9:55 AM Rating: Default
Is this quest good Exp for a level 4 wizard?
my 2 coppers
# Jul 10 2001 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
i have done this quest probably 30-40 times and the guild leader still hates me.... oh well people are supposed to hate their natural superoir's all in all its a good starting sheild that can go your back or secondary slot
This is nice
# Jun 03 2001 at 6:19 PM Rating: Default
This is a good quest and I just got sseveral lvls in doing this quest so i think it is very good
say
# Jun 03 2001 at 11:23 AM Rating: Default
I keep hailin this damn DE and he say's nothing to me about getting snake skins...what am i supposed to say?
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