Resurrection of Marnek the Wicked (good version)  

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Level:10
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Faction Required:
Knights of Truth (Min: Dubious)
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Era:Planes of Power
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
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Entered: Wed Oct 2 19:28:00 2002
Modified: Mon Mar 9 20:31:11 2020
In Befallen's first level, you'll find a room with four skeletal excavators. Kill them until you get a skeletal foreman to spawn (/loc?).

a skeletal foreman shouts 'Dig! Dig faster, you fools! Our masters say this ghost is all that stands in the way of the great one's return. Uncover his hiding place so that the forces of the Burning Dead might destroy him and recover its legacy!'

Once the foreman is killed, a ghost named Sir Ariam Arcanum will spawn. Hail him and he will tell you his story.

You say, 'Hail, Sir Ariam Arcanum'

Sir Ariam Arcanum says 'My thanks for destroying these minions of Befallen's masters.' Sir Ariam's form suddenly contorts in agony. 'This accursed place rends my soul trying to twist me to its purposes. My time here is short.'

You say, 'I sense a deep pain within you, ghost. Is there some way I might assist you so that you may find eternal rest?'

Sir Ariam Arcanum says 'Our time is short, so my options are slim, and it appears I must trust you with a task that will surely benefit us both. Will you perform a task so we might destroy the evil that dwells within Befallen? It is an evil antithetical even to your kind.'

You say, 'I will perform any task that will cleanse this place.'

Sir Ariam Arcanum says 'I have this parchment that must be delivered to either the Knights of Truth in Freeport or to the Queen of Neriak. The contents of the note concern them both and I am desperate to have this matter addressed so ask that you take it to which ever of the cities will accept your presence. Will you take the note to the [Knights of Truth] or to [The Dead]?'

You say, 'I will take it to the Knights of Truth.'

Sir Ariam Arcanum says 'It must be delivered to Sir Artanis in the city of Freeport. It details a terrible plan of the masters of this place to restore life to a foul necromancer named Marnek. The Burning Dead must not be allowed to achieve this goal. So that you may ride swiftly with news of this nefarious scheme, take this as well, the bridle to the noble steed that was entombed alive with me here. He has strength enough for one final ride.'

He despawns. You receive a Scroll of the Burning Dead and a Ghostly Bridle (NO TRADE/TEMPORARY/LORE with one charge of Summon: Horse). The scroll reads:

... all our enemies will once again tremble. My friends, the pieces are nearly in place so that our great master, Marnek Jaull may rise up again and spread the cleansing fire of the Burning Prince. Oh, how little our enemies realize! There are some among them who believe they have the knowledge to properly assemble the masters wand. And they deem mere legend the threat of so many of the masters other great weapons and his repository of knowledge that we have carefully safeguarded until this time: his return. The time is near. Rejoice. In humble service to Solusek Ro, Priest Amiaz.

Give the scroll to Sir Artanis in the Hall of Truth in West Freeport, at +825, -510, -125:

**************** He returns the note at Dubious(-250) but accepts it at Dubious(-150) ****************************

Sir Artanis says, 'By Marr, what is this? .. Burning Dead .. .. Marnek! By my blade this must be stopped! Where did you find this?'
Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Dismal Rage has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with The Freeport Militia has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Priests of Marr has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Steel Warriors has been adjusted by 1.
You gain experience!
You receive 7 copper from Sir Artanis.
You receive 7 silver from Sir Artanis.

You say, 'I found it in Befallen.'

Sir Artanis says 'You did well to ride swiftly with this news. I must take this directly to Valeron Dushire. If you learn more about this plot that would unleash this monster upon Norrath or wish to someday soon aid the Knights of Truth in putting down this evil, then return to speak to me again at a later time.'

Give him the Ghostly Bridle.

[Sir Artanis says, 'It was a fine and valiant steed to serve its master beyond the grave, but it looks to be near its end. But I have a fine eye for horses, and I dare say it will serve you one more time.'
Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Dismal Rage has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with The Freeport Militia has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Priests of Marr has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Steel Warriors has been adjusted by 1.
You gain experience!




You receive the Bridle of Sir Ariam, another bridle with 1 charge of Summon: Horse.
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This Foreman just won't respawn
# Sep 15 2013 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I killed the excavators last night, and got two characters to get the bridle from the foreman, and now he will NOT re-spawn for anything. Tried killing the skellies in the order posted below, tried logging on two totally different characters and returning to Befallen, and tried waiting over-night and returning with two new characters again -- and still no re-spawn. Anyone have any idea if it is a one or two-day timer for respawn? I see alot of other ppl have claimed he doesn't show up when they spend significant time killing the escavators.......
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# Sep 15 2013 at 12:13 AM Rating: Decent
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There seems to be a ghoul that appears instead of the foreman from time to time, so you must kill the ghoul and wait for the foreman to respawn about one third of the time.
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Bridle of Sir Arium
# Feb 09 2011 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I just did this quest 2 and half times. Cheap way to get mounts for alts or another placeable pet for your yard.
dialogues broken?
# Jan 08 2010 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Quote:

You say, 'Hail, Sir Ariam Arcanum'

Sir Ariam Arcanum says 'My thanks for destroying these minions of Befallen's masters.' Sir Ariam's form suddenly contorts in agony. 'This accursed place rends my soul trying to twist me to its purposes. My time here is short.'


I get that also, but that's it. Can't get any other response to words so far.

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You say, 'I will take it to the Knights of Truth.'

Sir Ariam Arcanum says 'It must be delivered to Sir Artanis in the city of Freeport. It details a terrible plan of the masters of this place to restore life to a foul necromancer named Marnek. The Burning Dead must not be allowed to achieve this goal. So that you may ride swiftly with news of this nefarious scheme, take this as well, the bridle to the noble steed that was entombed alive with me here. He has strength enough for one final ride.'


All of that is still correct.


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He despawns. You receive a Scroll of the Burning Dead and a Ghostly Bridle (NO TRADE/TEMPORARY/LORE with one charge of Summon: Horse).


I got the bridle, but no scroll of the burning dead.
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dialogues broken?
# Jan 15 2011 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I can confirm that he does not give the Scroll as noted in the current outline. I can also confirm that it is not needed. You can simply hand him the Ghostly bridle to get the Bridle of Sir Ariam. (I just did this the day of this post).
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dialogues broken?
# Mar 23 2010 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
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You actually receive the "Scroll of the Burning Dead" after you say the phrase "I will perform any task that will cleanse this place."

In addition, his exact response to "I sense a deep pain within you, ghost. Is there some way I might assist you so that you may find eternal rest?" is:

[Tue Mar 23 19:32:47 2010] Sir Ariam Arcanum says 'Our time is short, so my options are slim, and it appears I must trust you with a task that will surely benefit us both. Will you perform a task so we might destroy the evil that dwells within Befallen? It is an evil antithetical even to your kind.'

Note that this is (almost) the same as what I see written in Tarwen's post below, written on 2002-10-05. One difference is "It is an evil antithetical even to your kind." that I received as part of my response, but not mentioned above. This was for a drakkin monk following Veeshan.

This response should also be presumably updated for the evil version of the quest.

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sir artanis loc
# Dec 12 2006 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I found Sir Artanis in west freeport at loc 825, -511, -125 - just inside the hall of truth and to the east.
sir artanis loc
# Dec 13 2006 at 12:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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hraina wrote:
I found Sir Artanis in west freeport at loc 825, -511, -125 - just inside the hall of truth and to the east.


Updated, thanks.
no note
# Dec 09 2006 at 1:54 AM Rating: Decent
No mather what i do i cant get the note. i get the bridle and the he poofs. no note.

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Quest Log for good
# Jan 05 2006 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
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(There 4 a skeletal excavator in room where you zoned in Befallen.
When you killed any a skeletal excavator, a skeletal foreman pop at front of glowing skull in the room at randomly.)

a skeletal foreman shouts 'Dig! Dig faster, you fools! Our masters say this ghost is all that stands in the way of the great one's return. Uncover his hiding place so that the forces of the Burning Dead might destroy him and recover its legacy!'

(When a skeletal foreman is killed, Sir Ariam Arcanum will pop as floating sword.)

You say, 'Hail, Sir Ariam Arcanum'

Sir Ariam Arcanum says 'My thanks for destroying these minions of Befallen's masters' Sir Ariam's form suddenly contorts in agony. 'This accursed place rends my soul trying to twist me to its purposes. My time here is short.''

You say, 'I sense a deep pain within you, ghost. Is there some way I might assist you so that you may find eternal rest?'

Sir Ariam Arcanum says 'Our time is short, hero, for the minions of the Burning Dead will soon sense something is amiss here. Will you perform a task so we might destroy the evil that dwells within Befallen?'

You say, 'I will perform any task that will cleanse this place'

Sir Ariam Arcanum says 'I have this parchment that must be delivered to either the Knights of Truth in freeport or to the Queen of Neriak. The contents of the note concern them both and I am desperate to have this matter addressed so ask that you take it to which ever of the cities will accept your presence. Will you take the note to the [Knights of Truth] or to [The Dead]?'

(You gain Scroll of the Burning Dead.)

You say, 'I will take the note to the Knights of Truth'

Sir Ariam Arcanum says 'It must be delivered to Sir Artanis in the city of Freeport. It details a terrible plan of the masters of this place to restore life to a foul necromancer named Marnek. The Burning Dead must not be allowed to achieve this goal. So that you may ride swiftly with news of this nefarious scheme, take this as well, the bridle to the noble steed that was entombed alive with me here. He has strength enough for one final ride.'

(You gain Ghostly Bridle and Sir Ariam Arcanum will de-pop. Sir Artanis is Paladin of the 'Knights of Truth' He roam around the inside of the building of Knights of Truth and the outside.
When he is not in the duties, You need wait and he will pop on bridge at out of the building.)

(You give Scroll of the Burning Dead to Artanis.)

Sir Artanis says 'By Marr, what is this? .. Burning Dead .. .. Marnek! By my blade this must be stopped! Where did you find this?'
Your faction standing with Knights of Truth got better.
Your faction standing with Dismal Rage got worse.
Your faction standing with The Freeport Militia got worse.
Your faction standing with Priests of Marr got better.
Your faction standing with Steel Warriors got better.
You gain experience!!
You receive 10 copper from Sir Artanis.
You receive 6 silver from Sir Artanis.

You say, 'I found this Befallen'

Sir Artanis says 'You did well to ride swiftly with this news. I must take this directly to Valeron Dushire. If you learn more about this plot that would unleash this monster upon Norrath or wish to someday soon aid the Knights of Truth in putting down this evil, then return to speak to me again at a later time.'

(You give Ghostly Bridle to Artanis.)

Sir Artanis says 'It was a fine and valiant steed to serve its master beyond the grave, but it looks to be near its end. But I have a fine eye for horses, and I dare say it will serve you one more time.'
Your faction standing with Knights of Truth got better.
Your faction standing with Dismal Rage got worse.
Your faction standing with The Freeport Militia got worse.
Your faction standing with Priests of Marr got better.
Your faction standing with Steel Warriors got better.
You gain experience!!

(You gain reward Bridle of Sir Ariam)
Location of Sir Artanis in N Freeport
# Nov 02 2005 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
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I found Sir Artanis in the Hall of Truth, he wandered outside by the time I caught up with him. Appears to wander in the Hall.
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# Mar 18 2005 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
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got both note and bridale saying everything posted in discription for quest no probs
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# Mar 16 2005 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
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As a L20 froglok shaman, I went into the zone and killed excavators for, literally, hours tonight. No Foreman, no Sir Ariam, no bridle. Finally they shut the server down.

I've done the quest before, on my human bard, with no problems. But with the froggie, my luck was bad.

I wonder if it is the phase of the moon or something?

The necros in the side rooms will heal the excavators that spawn toward the "stage" where Ariam spawns, but they will chase you up the steps..and they would land a fear on me every now and then, and when they did, I would run through the door, into the back. I didn't have a key at the time, and would end up gating to get out of there - I hadn't played a gating, binding toon in so long that I ran back from PoK three times before I realized I could bind just outside in WC and then gate.
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Where are the excavators at?
# Oct 15 2004 at 5:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Im searching this place top to bottom and having trouble finding them. I seen one by the entrance but never got a spawn from killing it.
Still works
# Jun 16 2004 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did this quest along with the Ariella's Token quest (with my wood elf druid). It took probably 3 hours of killing excavators to get Foreman to spawn. All the excavators need not be dead since he spawned with three excavators still 'alive'.

I did not get the note when saying the phrase 'I will go to the Knights of Truth', but I did get the Ghostly Bridle. I turned in the no-rent bridle for Bridle of Sir Ariam in Freeport. I am guessing you need higher faction to get the note although I did get xp for turning in the bridle.

Edited, Wed Jun 16 14:43:55 2004
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RE: Still works
# Jul 07 2004 at 7:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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I think many people will hate me for this but tonight I wiped out the excavators 3 times and each time the forman spawned for me. That does not mean it was easy for me to get the bridle, I have been gating in to West Commons (Im a druid) every now and then for the last 2 weeks killing off excavators waiting for him.
As for the note, the first time he gave me the note (using all the lines given here) and then the bridle. After handing in the note I gated back to WC, killed the excavators and again he popped. I just scrolled back through to the messages typed last visit (too lazy to type again) but I think I skipped one (not sure now that I think back). The dialog continued, got the bridle but no note. I think it may be because I did not follow ALL of the dialog this time. If you skip saying some of the lines you may not get the note.
The third time the forman poped (this is within an hour or two) I just left the forman there and /OOC to WC that he was there and left him for someone else.
I aggree that the Forman would sometimes spawn before all were dead, but he did seem to pop as an excavator died.
One idea behind so many spawns in one go and other people (including myself) getting nothing for so long may be related to game date. This seems to get little mention in any discussions. FYI I got lucky on Jan 25th, 3185 game time. It may be the day of the month, it may be the day and the month... maybe time will tell.
RE: Still works
# Jun 22 2004 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
Good to know : ) thanks for the update.

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this is stupid and awaist of time
# Apr 23 2004 at 5:17 PM Rating: Default
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i waisted hrs and hrs and no tricks worked so i think this is a waist of time.

Edited, Fri Apr 23 18:21:15 2004
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# Feb 19 2004 at 7:17 PM Rating: Good
If you don't have good faction with Sir Artanis, you will not recieve the real bridle, and you will not get the Ghostly one back. Smiley: jawdrop
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no rent
# Feb 18 2004 at 7:03 AM Rating: Good
No rent is not a prob, let a slot free in ur inventory, ask someone to duel you, get killed loot ur gear, let the no rent item on ur corpse, log out ( med or what ever you want to before log). Before a week, log on, loot up your no rent item, use it, redo the quest, before log, get killed and you go over, No Faction, no run , just a free jboot horse.
BTW, killing any excavator could pop Foreman, this all is pure random and only random...
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knights of truth?
# Feb 17 2004 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
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** update ** Done tongiht 2/16/04 - He did not respond to anything except [Knights of truth] and id assume [The dead] - I did nto get a parchment, just the bridal, figuring the quest one was hosed, I clicked to use. A lot of fun. you also dont take damage on a horse if you fall??? It was cool to move, cast and still see my mana full. Very cool, nearly sold me on getting a horse. Terrish-Thule server. Then I think I said Eternal rest, not internal?

Its very usefull in one sense. It appears its an older quest. The thing is before POP and even Luclin the longest run in the game is from the commons to Qeynos.

West Freeport, East Commons, West Commons, Kithikor woods (only durring the day), High Keep, East Karanas, North Karna, West Karana, Qeynos Hills, Qeynos.

(there is another way if you wanna go Runny eye and the Gorge, which you dont usually...)

Fun huh? Not only a ton of zones but arguably 2 or 3 of the still largest in the game. So there you are, able to get a horse. If you not TOO spoiled by POP make the run some day. Its an adventure. For real fun, do it wihout a sow. Or for that matter take boat ride one day everywhere you need to go.

Not to mention STILL to this day, other then POK book in Misty and or NEXUS at North Karna its still one heck of a run.

Besides it could be like one of those off the road theme parks, the cheesy joints you take a photo at, you get a chance to take some pictures of you on a horse, also cheeper then sow potions. I understand the quested turn in is NOT lore, so might be killer to have for a run. :)


Edited, Tue Feb 17 06:30:00 2004
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RE: knights of truth?
# Apr 23 2004 at 10:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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Its not an old quest, it was added, and the info first presented here in Oct 2002. Remember that Pre-luclin, there WERE NO HORSES!!
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# Feb 05 2004 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I followed the prases listed here and got my free one-time use horse. It was lots of fun.
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what if u have bad faction with freeport and neriak
# Jan 22 2004 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
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what if u have bad faction with freeport and neriak i have bad faction with both so what would i do i wana ride a horse for once!!
wont talk to me!
# Jan 17 2004 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
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I also can not get him to respond to anything..he just says the same thing over and over. Is there some unknown faction work that I need to do? 53 iksar bst. non kos to n fp pallies, non kos to felwithe pallies...I did it with a 34 iksar monk with no faction work at all..but this ghost will not respond to my bst..very frustrating.
Broken
# Jan 16 2004 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
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01/16/04 - Tried the quest for fun....got him to spawn in a few minutes.....problem is that he will not respond to anything after the initial hail. Seems the notes are wrong or something like that.
RE: Broken
# Jan 30 2004 at 2:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I got it to work just fine. Killed the skeleton foreman and hailed the ghost. used the above text lines verbatim and walked w/ the bridle and the note.
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Lucked Out
# Jan 10 2004 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Ran in there today (1/10/04) killed a excavator heard that he spawned the rest was magic.

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RE: Lucked Out
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I had pretty much the same experience. Was foraging in WC, when a lowbie asked if I could help get his corpse out of befallen. ZOned in, grabbed the corpse, blasted the two excavators in the upper corner, went down the stairs, blasted one of the two at the bottom. Foreman spawned, blasted him, Arcanum spawned, gave him the lines, got the horse.

Whee, a slow, no rent, one use bridle.
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Horse? Ghost? What do I look like Scobbie Doo?
# Dec 27 2003 at 4:41 AM Rating: Default
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This sucks. I have sat in befallen for 3 hours now and I have killed the excavators many diffrent ways, and I'm yet to see this guy pop. Gezz, this is bunk. YOu think maybe this quest is bugged?
Water & Horse
# Nov 07 2003 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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If you do this quest. I dont recommend going into the water. You will lose your horse and have to do the quest again if you want the horse back.
Dont forgot models
# Oct 25 2003 at 12:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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Dont forget to turn your Luclin models on for your race and for horses. The first time in Befallen I killed the foreman and and the dude popped but I didnt know about the quest. Read about the quest and killed three spawns of excavators then got the bridle. Tried it out and *poof* no horse. Didnt have my Luclin models on and I didnt get a horse and I lost the bridle. Oh well... Trying the third time now.
Two Important Notes
# Oct 15 2003 at 3:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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I just did this on the Tunare Server and have found that:

1) While can take only about 10 min to ge tthe items and be on your way there seems to be a timer on how soon he wil respawn. My wife tried doing this quest while iw as turning in my ghostly bridle and could not get the foreman to spawn no matter how many excavators she killed.

After completing my quest i went to help her and after hours of hunting (eventually going down as far as the 3rd levelm checking for hidden excavators) still no respawn on the foreman.

2)If you are an evil race and choose "the Dead" rather than the freeport version there is a very important note that is missed here.

--There is NO queen in Neriak--

Instead you need to turn in the items to the "servant of the queen" who is actually the Necromancer Guild master Xon Quexill in the third gate necro guild.

Hope this helps.
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