Holly Longtail's Replacement Parts  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Items:
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Era:Planes of Power
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
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Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Tue Oct 22 19:13:02 2002
Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023
You say, 'Hail, Holly Longtail'

Holly Longtail says 'Hello, ______. The preservation of ancestors is a time-honored tradition. It's a task one must handle with painstaking care and precision. Please do not fret for the lives of these specimens. They live in the eternal realm of beauty now. I have quite a large collection of stuffed animals ready to go, but many of them have sustained injuries in their capture. In fact, I wouldn't mind some help to collect some [replacement parts] from creatures around the world.'

You say, 'What replacement parts?'

Holly Longtail says 'Grab a Collector's Box from [Merri] before you go. You need to recover an Undead Froglok Tongue, Cockatrice Beak, High Quality Cougarskin, and a Tiny Rockhopper Eye. Seal the box tightly and return it to me. If the contents are in sufficient and usable condition, I may have a reward for you.'

You say, 'Who is Merri?'

Holly Longtail says 'Curator Merri is the founder of the museum in the Selia district of New Tanaan. She is a true visionary and a wonderful person as well. It is her dream to turn life's love into something truly grand. She also carries with her the Collector's Boxes. If you need one, be sure to ask her for it.'

Combine the parts in the box to craft a Collection of Taxidermy. Give this to Holly.

Holly Longtail opens the box and carefully inspects its contents. 'These will do. Please accept this as a show of my appreciation. Now if you'll excuse me I have much work left to do.'
Submitted by: Gwyndalyn
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HQ skin cost
# Dec 06 2004 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent
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On Saryrn, it's not unusual to see HQ cougarskins going for 100pp in the bazaar. Even so, the item is still worth the expense if you can't find one on a vendor, and whacking a lot of rats & skellies in N. Qeynos to rake up the plat. The skin is usually the hardest item to get for a newb.

I've never had any trouble finding the beaks & tongues on PoK vendors, & the eyes are an easy kill for newbs.

Edited, Mon Dec 6 21:06:06 2004
This NOT DOABLE before level 30!
# Aug 04 2004 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, my bad, was on drugs or something, disregard, just did this with my level 11 necro on saryrn server.

Edited, Thu Aug 5 00:42:22 2004
Updated Froggie Tongue
# Jul 23 2004 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
I just did this quest today. As of 7/23/04 I was not able to get an Undead Froglok Tonuge off of any upper Guk frogs. I read previously that it had been changed but had to check it for myself. I did check an alternative though and it worked fine.

In the Qeynos Aquaduct near the Qubert spawn is a 3 spawn of frogloks. At level 9 as a Necromancer they all conned dark blue. Killing them all was no problem and out of the first batch of 3 I *did* get an Undead Froglok Tongue. So while the Upper Guk loot tables have been changed, the Qeynos zone was untouched for those frogs.

I hope this helps someone. The ring and the mask are pretty much manditory gear for any noob caster. Passing them up is just a big mistake.
# Jul 04 2004 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
Does this quest help with faction? id really like to get my faction with these guys to amiably or better... anyway any help appriciated
Just keeping prices up to date
# Jun 10 2004 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
I know these things change over time, supply and demand - whatnot.

Just a quick rundown on bazaar prices I saw as of today:

Beak - 20pp
Tounge - 3pp
Eye - 5pp
Skin - 15pp

Total: 43pp

Not bad considering. I dont see spending much over 50-75 for it considering what is out there for items now a days.
antique ring
# May 12 2004 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
The ring is now a no drop item.
MUST DO quest for newbies....
# Apr 12 2004 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
There are two [MUST DO quests for all caster class newbies and this is one of them.

Considering that all of the items can be bought from the Bazaar, makes it a must!

The second MUST DO quest is the The Magic Pool (also in POK). This one MUST be done b4 lvl 10 so that if you die, it wont be a problem. This is such a simple quest to do... you only need to be invis and run through the mines. No killing... find the guy then gate out.
Make some easy cash.
# Apr 10 2004 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
I've run this quest no less than 20 times. I've found it to be a source of very quick income. You only need to be thirty to do it. You can sell the MQ's for this quest in pok for 200-250pp. Thats just what I charge, seemed about fair but to purchase the components for this quest probably wouldn't run you over 100pp in the bazaar.

Here is a quick easy walk through. While all of the components are usually very cheap and accessable in the bazaar. The only one that takes any time to acquire is the high quailty cougar pelt. It's never taken me more than an hour to acquire one, but if you could buy it in the bazaar your going to be able to do the rest in 30-45 minutes. Otherwise this whole quest could run you anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, anything longer than that and your ******** around.

Cockatrice Beak - I found these in Overthere. Take the Pok stone to Overthere and set up next to Skyfire zone line. Kill a couple cockatrice and loot their beaks (this is a really common drop so in killing 10 of these you can probably get 3 or so beaks). If you are going to spend the time to solo this quest you might as well make some money in the process, and it's just as easy to get 3 of each item as it is to get one.

Undead Froglok Tongue - This one is a little harder, you need to take the Gukta Stone, which will plop you just outside of Upper Guk. You want to head to Lower Guk. If you have a map navigating Guk should be no problem, if you get aggro -- run. I've made it to zone on a lvl 30 chanter with no buffs just haulling buttox through the zone with aggro. If anyone else is around I would announce the train, but normally invis will work just fine.

Once in LGuk things you dont have too look far to find an undead froglok the things are everywhere. You want to be careful of 2 things. One they assist, so if you are alone you want to try to solo pull them back to zone if at all possible. Two if one gets low hp (under 20%) they will turn and start to flee if you are above 30% health. If they make it to help you are going to have trouble. These drop the tongues pretty common so you should be able to solo and get three tongues in 20 minutes easy. The hard part is the run there and the run back out.

The tiny rockhopper eye. This is the easiest part. Take the Shar Val stone from PoK (this will zone you into shadeweavers thicket) run over to Shar Val and zone in. Right there you will see a bridge as soon as you come into the zone. This is the newbie area, and under the bridge you will find a thousand tiny rockhoppers, they have 18hp each so one or two hits from just about anyone lvl 30 will kill them dead. Kill them collect 3 eyes and move on.

High Quality Cougar Skin. This I would say are the hardest to obtain, I usually find snow cougars on track near Eastern wastes zone In Iceclad or behind The Tower of Frozen shadows. The easiest way to get to Iceclad is to just ask for a port, but if you can't afford that then you can ride a boat there from North Desert of Ro. The High Quality Cougar skin is a rarer drop so I usually end up killing 10-20 cougars for one HQ skin, I've never had to kill any more than that. They are soloable at lvl 30. Now if you get 3 of these it might take you a while but the money is easy. I dont know where else you can get cougar skins but Im sure there are other places, perhaps a place easier than Iceclad.

Once you have all 4 of these items just obtain a taxidermy kit in PoK combine the items and Turn in to Merri to collect your Mana Pres II ring. With this ring you might as well consider it adding 20% to your mana pool. It's use it definately a must for any caster. That last bubble of mana will save your life.

You can then link the ring and auction in PoK that you are selling it 200-250pp. Every time I've had the MQ I've never had to auction more than twice to sell out.

Edited, Sat Apr 10 21:17:20 2004
great quest
# Mar 19 2004 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
In my opinion this is one of the best quests in the game for a level 30 charicter. Also since all the pieces can be bought in the bazaar, you could get this item at level one. I will take an item with mana pres over +int any day. The raw mana it adds is also nice to have.
Froglock Goul
# Jan 08 2004 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
after looking for the bonecracker for hours w/ Track and unable to find him and 3 times killing a Froglock goul that spawns where the water is it dropped off of the goul ;) fyi. loc 270, -31, -10

39th Druid Tunare
Assistance Please
# Dec 06 2003 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
I handed in the collector's box filled with the four items. Triple checked that they were exactly the items she was asking for and then handed her the box. She returned it to me promptly. So, I took the items out of the box and gave them to her seperately. Again, to my relief in a way, she handed them all back. What am I missing here?
RE: Assistance Please
# Dec 26 2004 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
did you hit combine on the box?
RE: Assistance Please
# Dec 06 2003 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
Forget it, didn't see the combine button in the box. Maybe my stupidity will help someone someday.
RE: Assistance Please
# Jul 08 2004 at 7:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Been there..Smiley: cry

Done that.. Smiley: banghead

Got the T-shirt. Smiley: boozing

Forgot I needed a pattern for my Art Keepers Cap for my level 7 Enchanter. Couldn't figure out why I couldnt combine all the required ingredients til I came here. Oey Vey. Smiley: oyvey
Nice quest
# Dec 05 2003 at 7:21 AM Rating: Decent
This quest is by far the easiest in the series. I bought all my stuff at the bazaar for less than 50pp. The way I look at it, it is a free Mana Preservation 2 item. I don't know any item with this focus effect that is 50pp.
Nice Item
# Aug 14 2003 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
This Item is nice because for one, It is quite easy to get. And for two, If you take a look at the other PoK quest that have Fine Antique items, they go good together. Such as the Fine Antique Veil with effect Improved Healing || on it. Once you have all the Fine Antique items, they come together quite nice.

Venledar Kelf
30'th level SK of Identity Crisis
this + decaying bone idol
# Jul 26 2003 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
this is a good item for my necro. he is lvl 25 and he uses a decaying bone idol (Summon haste IV) it would be nice to have a mana pres II on him ive been trying the Black alloy medallion but no luck yet...here comes more tries =P

Drumdrastro the name you would think is a bards.

Drumdrastro wanderer of the 51st season
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 12 2003 at 10:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) THEY ALL SCARY /hides behind Kris KoTV~Bristbane ;)
HQ skin
# Jun 09 2003 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
this skin is proving to be a pain in the **** to find. no venders on KB seem to have it and it sells in the bazaar for an ungodly amount (60-140p... i just cant justify spending that much) so im currently sitting in IceClad freezing my big green **** off. are there any venders that sell this normally or just when a PC dumps one there?
RE: HQ skin
# Jun 21 2003 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
I got the HQ Skin today, everyone in the Bazaar wanted 45pp or more so I followed Anusani's example & headed off to Velious. Killed about 20 Snow Cougars in IC without getting one, got disgusted with it & went to EW, HQ dropped from about the 3rd Cougar there. Don't know if they drop more often in EW for others, but that was my experience.
Doable at level 1
# May 17 2003 at 10:55 AM Rating: Default
63 posts
I did this quest, and 2 others, for the Fine Antique line on an alt. She turned in for them at level 1, and received them all. So, I would hazard the opinion, that ANY of the FA line can be done at level 1. The focus effects are quite nice for lower levels.
Summary update
# Mar 18 2003 at 2:42 PM Rating: Excellent
75 posts
Did this quest at 10.
Here's a better summary of what drops what and where:

an Undead Froglok Tongue from Froglok (5-8) in Qeynos Sewers (near where cubert spawns).

Cockatrice Beak from various Cockatrices (33-37) in Overthere (I just ran around till I found a rotting body and looted it, heard of people selling it in zone for as low as 1pp).

High Quality Cougarskin from a Snow Cougar (27-35) in Iceclad ocean (bought this off a vendor)

a Tiny Rockhopper Eye from A Young Rockhopper
(2-4) in the pit outside Shar Vahl, also on vendors.

Raslin, Iksar Necro of the 11 bones.
RE: Summary update
# Jun 30 2003 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent

The Undead Froglok Tongue also drops off of Bonecracker in Najena.
RE: Summary update
# Jun 17 2003 at 1:10 AM Rating: Decent
258 posts
You can get all of these items in bazaar or merchants. As long as you have the cash, it doesn't matter what lvl you are. Just hand em in. :)

I recommend looking for the tongue at merchants in pok (found a lot there) or at the bazaar (3pp for me).

The beak I would buy at bazaar (5pp). Merchants were selling this thing at around 20pp.

Cougarskin will be your most difficult item to find or get cheap. I finally caved and bought them at the bazaar (25-40pp).

Go to Shar Vahl and check the merchants. Cheapest item of them all (around 1sp). Otherwise hunt em yourself. :)

Edited, Tue Jun 17 01:32:46 2003
# Mar 16 2003 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
If you are tall, like me a troll, you can not get into the igloo where the cougar skins are sold. So, to avoid wasting a trip either take a shrinking potion, a friend, or skip going to Iceclad for this part.
RE: Trolls
# May 13 2003 at 8:26 AM Rating: Good
EASY to fix that... target the npc u want to buy off.. keep him in target and stand on top of the igloo.. Now hit f9 till you have the long camera view.
Right click on the merchant, and you will open merchant window.

Also works for humas that want to buy from the arflin's in misty thicket. . and for barbs that wanna buy off npc's in huts in Fironia vie.. also works.. just stand behind the building and use f9 to get into a clickable possie.
# Mar 11 2003 at 3:06 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
If you are an Iksar, like me, or just like to kill stuff... Here's a summary of what drops what and where:

an Undead Froglok Tongue from A Shin Ghoul Knight (29-31) in Lower Guk
Cockatrice Beak from various Cockatrices (33-37) in Overthere++
High Quality Cougarskin from a Snow Cougar (27-35) in Iceclad ocean
a Tiny Rockhopper Eye from A Young Rockhopper (2-4) in the pit outside Shar Vahl
A MUST DO for Casters
# Feb 21 2003 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
204 posts
As many others have stated. . . this is an excelent quest. IMO, every caster should do this quest as soon as they have the 25pp it takes to complete it. With a low Charisma (75), here's where I found and what I paid for the loot:

7gp - HQ Cougar Skin - Gypsy in Rathe Mtn who sells the Iceclad portal/spries spells. For the clerics this is the same camp you go to for the Bracers of the Reverent quest.

26pp - Cocktrice Beak - Same Gypsy vendor in Rathe Mtns. Also found it on a Nexus vendor near bank.

7sp - Tiny Rockhopper Eye - On a vendor inside of Shar Val like everyone else :-)

1p - Undead Froglok Tongue - Some trader at the Bazaar.

Be carefull. . .the Bazaar has many people selling furs, but they're highly inflated pricewise. If you really want to or are pressed for time you can usually find the fur at the bazaar for 15-30pp.

Just do it!

RE: A MUST DO for Casters
# Apr 28 2003 at 8:51 AM Rating: Default
64 posts
I went to the Dreadlands for the cockatrice beak. If you can't kill them yourself then OOC or Shout for one. They only sell for 1p to vendors but resell for 26p. Just be careful if you are going there with a lower level toon. The mobs are in the 30's and low 40's I believe. You might be able to get them in the Overthere from lower level Cockatrice mobs which are in the teens.

Edited, Sat Mar 20 23:51:38 2004
RE: A MUST DO for Casters
# May 28 2004 at 8:12 PM Rating: Default
True. I myself am going to start this, so if i can't kill the chickens i'm gonna wander around looking for groups killing them and ask to loot one (NOTE: OOCing or Shouting doesn't always help... *sigh* some peeps tend to totally ignore requests such as that..)

PRETTY (you know, with a logo like that.. you should start a shammy company.. sell medicines or something..)
Locations for Turn-in
# Feb 03 2003 at 4:03 AM Rating: Excellent
Lets make this extremely clear so you don't waste your time like I did. Holly and the Curator are in the same building. EQ atlas building 2 on the lower floor. It is in the northern area, near the Kaladim stone.
no exp :(
# Feb 01 2003 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
261 posts
As a rogue, I didn't really have much use for this ring, but I wondered what type of experience this quest might fetch. That might seem strange, but other PoK quests grant my level 38 rogue 9-10% of a level for each completion. This quest, however, has no experience given as a reward, which is somewhat unsurprising, given the ease of the quest and the nice ring (for casters at least) you get from it.
Urnihixul Noctumbra

~Order of Seibwen/Ancient Fellowship/In Via Damnum/Alliance of Hope~
108 Rogue
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 27 2003 at 2:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Edited, Sun Apr 27 02:23:39 2003
Easy Quest is correct!
# Jan 29 2003 at 2:21 AM Rating: Decent
I was suprised to find that the vendors had all of these items, however the "cleanup" had happened systemwide just before I got to the Tiny Rockhopper Eye in Shar Vhal so I asked for one by ooc and got one almost right away. A nice way to get one cheap and help the newbies. The ring is nice.
Awesome Reward !!
# Dec 18 2002 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
I finish this quest with my Lvl 15 Cleric. Most of the items are sold by vendors, Undead Froglok Tongue at vendor in front of "Doglet Pitt" (bank in POK)or The Swamp, HQ Cougarskin at vendors in Iceclad Ocean for a couple of gp, Cockatrice Beak in OT(someone may give it to you no charge or maybe 2 to 5 pp), Tiny rockhopper eye at Pit in Shar Vahl, which is a common drop.

Easy quest for such of good reward !!

I want to thank all the people that posted a note on this quest. Help me and for sure i'll help someone !!


15 Cleric
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