Merri's Artifact Collection  

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Maximum Level:115
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: Tue Oct 22 19:27:09 2002
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
You say, 'Hail, Curator Merri'

Curator Merri beams a smile as you approach. 'Welcome Gwyndalyn. This building will be the site of New Tanaan's greatest museum ever. I realize it looks a bit empty now, but just imagine how beautiful it will look after we fill it with rare and exotic treasures from all over. It's a very exciting time, no? Of course, we still need to obtain a few more [artifacts].'

You say, 'What artifacts?'

Curator Merri says 'Each of the people you see working here has their own exhibit to build and maintain. If you speak to them, they can tell you about which items they are looking for to add to their collection. Any items you collect will need to be placed inside one of my storage containers. If you [need a Collector's Box] at any time, just ask me. Also know I could use some help in retrieving some [special items] for my own exhibit.'

You say, 'What special items?'

Curator Merri says 'My display will showcase the many interesting religious idols and artifacts from Norrath's history. Most of my gallery is complete, but I still need a few more items. I am looking for a Forlorn Totem of Rolfron Zek, Idol of Woven Grass, Coldain Fetish, and a Petrified Totem. Once you have these holy artifacts, close them up inside a Collector's Box and return it to me. Good luck.'
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The rose
# Sep 07 2016 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
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FYI - the velvet rose at the end looks like a red glowing orb for a place able item. Doesn't look anything like a rose.
general info
# Oct 16 2003 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
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The Forlorn Totem of Rolfron Zek dropped off a Hunting Kobald today. Was a random mob running around till it dirtnapped.. So it does spawn on other kobalds in Stone Brunt.
# Jun 28 2003 at 10:22 PM Rating: Default
Ok i am on Torvonnilous server and i want to get the Coldain Fetish and the Petrified Totem, if anyone loots these please put them up for 100-200pp each and i will go buy them, i never see them in bazaar and i really do not want to ruin coldain faction, just when i starting Velium Paladin armor quests.
# May 03 2003 at 11:52 PM Rating: Excellent
Ok, Some of these posts helped me a lot, and some gave false information, I bought all of my items in the baazar except one, and that on ewas such a pain in my furry wolf butt! The Coldain Fetish!! <Duh duh duuuuunn> I feel sorry for anyone that has to get this piece but I am gonna give you a piece of helpful info that I wish someone would have givin me before I ruined my faction. Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT try to get a coldain fetish off the coldain missionary in the hut with Dobbin Crossaxe, it doesn't have it, I must have killed 20, They don't have it! I went back one day with a friend and someone else was camping him, I was bummed but my friend to me that there were others, I couldn't believe it, so I hit myself in the head a couple of times with my Testament of Vanear and followed him, there were three in a hut lower down we were Harmonying and pacifying but in the confusion we forgot to harmony one of the missionarys. Well we got an add and it almost turned bad but we did it, and they BOTH dropped one, I nearly tore every strand of hair out of my head! But I didnt <fixes her hair> Well I wish you the best of luck, I hope this helps you.

~Live by Nature's laws or don't live at all~
<draws her blade>

Maylana Skyesfyrre 42 Druidess of Tunare
Legion of Strength and Honor
Firiona Vie forever baby!!
# May 12 2003 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
Well I can say that I just killed the missionary in the hut with dobbin and he did drop the Coldain Fetish, unfortunately not the item I was after but there you go.
# Jun 11 2003 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
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She is right though...there are three missionaries furthur south that drop the fetish as well. With a little help, maybe some crowd control, they aren't terribly difficult, and three tries to drop the fetish instead of one improves your odds, don't you think?
# Jun 11 2003 at 4:46 AM Rating: Default
31 posts
She is right though...there are three missionaries furthur south that drop the fetish as well. With a little help, maybe some crowd control, they aren't terribly difficult, and three tries to drop the fetish instead of one imroves your odds, don't you think?
# Apr 18 2003 at 12:27 AM Rating: Default
ok i camped one or 2 of the spawns with no luck so i gave up and got all the components for 449pp and i could have made that much if i had spent the time in Rathe. hell i would have been better off camping the AC that sells for 4k in the same ammount of time too. so just buy all the stuff its so much quicker and easyer.
# Jun 14 2003 at 5:59 AM Rating: Default
Everquest? I thought it was Everkill
# May 02 2003 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
you must not like to do quests, on everquest lol
# Mar 06 2003 at 4:30 AM Rating: Excellent
28 posts
Here is a short summary of what you need and where to get it:

Coldain Fetish from a Coldain Missionary (39-42) in Eastern Wastes
Forlorn Totem of Rolfron Zek from various Kobolds (13-22) in Stonebrunt Mountains
Idol of Woven Grass from a Goblin Witchdoctor (13-15) in Warslilks Woods
Petrified Totem from a Petrified Stonegrabber (35-45) in Dawnshroud Peaks
# Jan 27 2003 at 12:04 AM Rating: Decent
I was hunting the big camp in SBM killing the rabid (think its their name) kobolds to get the the greaters and after about an hour and a half of not getting the totem off of greater shamans it droped off the rabid kobolds... Just saying that it doens't have to be the greater shamans
Definately worth the trouble!
# Jan 05 2003 at 11:36 PM Rating: Excellent
Well i needed an extended range item (after getting tired of the tanks going OOR when i tried to heal them) and this popped up when i did a search. The mobs listed here that drop the necessary items arent hard to kill for a 44 druid so i gave it a shot.

-The Kobolds in SBM were easy and after an hour of hunting the Greater Shamans i looted the item.

-The coldains werent that bad if u med-kite them. i had to kill about 10 before the fetish dropped.

-The Witchdocters in WW are not social but rarely drop the item. So i hunted them for about 5 hours before one dropped.

-The hardest mobs were the Stonegrabbers in DSP. By killing the normal stonegrabbers you get the Petrified Stonegrabber to pop. They hit hard and have a ton of HP. But med-kiting these things was wasy. I looted the item after hunting here for about an hour.

I feel great about getting the item. its a nice upgrade and it feels good completing a quest. Now on the epic.... =)
Coldain Fetishs still drop
# Nov 30 2002 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
Ive been killing them for a while now and spoke with a group who was killing them frequently in the past couple of days and neither myself nor they have yet to see a single coldain fetish drop yet. Is the quest broken?
RE: Coldain Fetishs still drop
# Nov 30 2002 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
nm, just got one.. long time coming though..
RE: Coldain Fetishs still drop
# Dec 03 2002 at 2:41 AM Rating: Decent
I cannot find these for the life of me, I have hunted the coldains at the NW corner, and am at the SW corner now. I cannot buy at Thurgadin anymore, hoe much longer till i get it? any tips from anyone on how to get it?
Petrified Stonegrabbers
# Nov 14 2002 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
I spent the whole day yeterday camping the stonegrabbers in Dawnshroud, and not once did I see a Petrified stonegrabber spawn. Does anyone know which place is the best to camp, or have any advice? while camping I was /ooc'ing to buy this item too, any information would be much appreciated. thanks

Tirpitz Luminare
Cavalier of the 53rd Trial
RE: Petrified Stonegrabbers
# Nov 30 2002 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
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We picked up 2 in about 4 hours. When we got to the zone there was a petrified stonegrabber already up and he dropped it! We hunted for 4 more hours, then checked the vendors in the zone and found another, (dumb luck:)
Dumb mistake...
# Nov 13 2002 at 8:38 PM Rating: Excellent
I'm sure this would only happen to me...but - when you get ready to turn in the items to Merri, make sure you combine them in the collection box first!

I didn't know whether to combine or not first, so decided to give it to her without combine, thinking that if it didn't work I could combine them then. MISTAKE: if you don't combine them first and you try to give her the collection box, all items in the box will disappear...

Petitioned GM, who rightfully said it was my own dumb fault =) Oh well...
Coldain Fetish
# Nov 11 2002 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
I just completed this quest today. In my opinion, it was worth killing 7 Coldain Missionaries for a Coldain Fetish. I was kindly to Coldain, and I still am... and now I have more int =)

I camped the Missionaries that Bosephus suggested, and it wasn't too difficult... it's just annoying kiting a missionary, getting it to 3% health and watching helplessly as it CHs...

Loc of camp with Missionaries is neg 8000, neg 2000 in EW... there are three of them there... careful, though... there are about 6 other coldains at that camp...
RE: Coldain Fetish
# Nov 30 2002 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
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We've killed about 20 missionaries and so far only one fetish has dropped. We harmony the rest of the camp so we can pull the missionaries singly without getting anyone else. We are still allies so we haven't taken a terrible faction hit yet or anything.
Haven't found any in the bazaar or on vendors either :(
RE: Coldain Fetish
# Nov 12 2002 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
Did they gate back home on you? I've been having problems because I almost kill them and they gate back. I'm going to try it again with KEI up and try to nuke my way through them.
RE: Coldain Fetish
# Nov 12 2002 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
Today, i went back and got a second fetish for a friend. So from my experiences.. (18 of em dead, poor things =\) that only happened to me 2 or 3 times... As a wizard, i memmed a short cast stun/dd spell to prevent that as well as CH from ruining my fun... But occasionally, yes, they get away... And I usually evac to lose aggro and start all over again...

Hope I helped...
Idol of Woven Grass
# Nov 10 2002 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
Is the Idol of Woven Grass rare? I have completely emptied the gobby fort of all known inhabitants over and over (and fought Grachnist 16 times lol) but the witchdoctors just drop the Iksar Witch doll. I have gotten five tambourines for the other PoK quest, and keep seeing Greenscale Emeralds. =) But no Idol for me =( This is getting to be frustrating. At least when the Petrified Stonegrabber didn't pop I still went up three levels fighting them XD

Bubastis Briarheart
51 Wanderer
Quellious ^_^
RE: Idol of Woven Grass
# Sep 12 2004 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
I see this quest and as I look into it I am really kicking myself for not keeping the idol of woven grass when I had it. It drops off gobbies in front of Temple of Droga in the Frontier Mtns and is not too rare, I've seen it twice dropped and I never hunt there (well I will be now :/ ), I only usually kill a gob or two on my way by.
RE: Idol of Woven Grass
# Dec 30 2002 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Got one last night after clearing the goblin camp two or three times. Then sold it, not realising it was needed for this quest... time to go back and get another one :).
RE: Idol of Woven Grass
# Dec 02 2002 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
It took me 20 Grachnists, but I finally got an idol, it dropped off a soothsayer. I was checking all casters.

I was getting an average of two Grachnists per camp clearing, so that would be 10 camp clearings. I figure about 4 hours total elapsed time (including time I spent last night where I didnt count Grachnists). What a pain.

Edited, Mon Dec 2 13:07:52 2002
RE: Idol of Woven Grass
# Apr 29 2003 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
I'm a level 65 Druid and collecting the items for this quest for a friend. I PBAE the entire camp in one go so I'm chewing through a lot of Goblins.

I am currently on Grachnist number 64 and I haven't seen a single Idol. All 64 Grachnists have dropped the gloves too!

And when I'm getting REALLY bored I let my warrior (also 65) beat up the camp goblins while I tour the rest of Warsilks killing the ones at the various ruins.

Must be up to close to 1000 goblins now...

I also send the Druid off now and then to clear the Stonegrabbers in DSP. No luck on them from 10 clearances so far.
RE: Idol of Woven Grass
# Apr 30 2003 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, finally finished collecting the items.

A rough idea of how long each part took me:

Kobolds. I didn't go out to get this part. It dropped when I was farming leopards for pelts and it was looking up the totem that made me do the quest. Had only killed 10 Kobolds or so.

Goblins. Aproximately 4 hours of wholesale slaughter of the Warsilks Fort plus every other goblin in the zone. If you were of a level to get exp from those goblins you could be there for days.

Coldain. I only popped over to Eastern Wastes every 30 minutes to kill the one Missionary in the camp with the Coldain Ring quest NPC. 4th Missionary dropped a fetish.

Stonegrabbers. Again a matter of wholesale slaughter. Took me nearly 14 hours. I saw six other named stonegrabbers, some more than once, before the Petrified one finally appeared. At times I assisted those people who were exp-ing on them since I didn't want to stand on their toes or cramp their exp and based on how long it was taking them to kill each one I would recommend doing this as an exp camp over several days. It could easily take that long.

Some thoughts on the quest overall.

I would recommend doing this at about level 29-34. Any higher and you aren't going to get much use from the focus affect, any lower you won't be able to hunt the mobs.

Treat it as a series of exp camps and instead of doing Warsilks' Goblins do the ones in Frontier Mountains.

I would start with the Kobolds, very much the easiest. Then move on to the Goblins. They would be good exp to level 30-34 in FM. Then head to DSP and kill the Stonegrabbers. As for the Coldain Missionaries, I would recommend you don't even bother killing them. High Level players are always clearing them out for Giant Faction. Just find out who is doing it at any time and ask if you can loot the Fetish. CHealing mobs at the level they give exp are just a pain.

Hope that helps some!
RE: Idol of Woven Grass
# Nov 11 2002 at 1:15 PM Rating: Default
Ouch, I'd petition that one....I got the grass idol after about 2 hours camping the gobbies.
RE: Idol of Woven Grass
# Mar 02 2003 at 3:53 AM Rating: Default
What, petition because the item isn't dropping fast enough to suit you? haha, good luck..
Updated Information on All Collections
# Oct 29 2002 at 2:21 PM Rating: Excellent
14 posts
In the true steps of the world, I have taken Fenanan Vondelay
61st High Priest
Norrath Fellowship
Quellious Server

And extend to include mobs and zone information. Sorry the formating did not work as well as I would have hoped.

It is a reasonable guess that the Coldain Fetish will drop from the Rygor mob as well.(None of the quests ruin common useful faction)

The Whirling stones are most likely in Lavastorm as well based on the number of drops in that area. None on the items appear to be on super rare mobs and only one is tough per item and a few appear to have a second quest associated such as the pulsating rock.

Curator Merri wants  
  Forlorn Totem         Kobolds                   Stonebrunt Mountains 
  Idol of Woven Grass  	Witchdoctors             	                WW 
  Coldain Fetish 	Coldain Missionaries,(tizmaks or rygorr??) 	EW 
  Petrified Totem 	Petrified Stonegrabber  	                DS 
Gammle Hecht wants  
 Minotaur Battle Axe  	Minotaur 	Steamfront or Gorge 
 Goblin Two	       Handed Sword  ???	 
 Chill Dagger  	       Snow Guardians,   
                       buy  Terman Underbelly	IC/EWThurgadin 
 Ancient Sensate Shield  The Reishicyben 	Paludal Caverns 
Lohie Cantare wants  
 Minotaur Horn 	          Minotaur      Steamfront or Gorge 
 Tambourine of Rituals    Goblin Soothsayer   LoIL or WW 
 Orcish Lute of Singing    orc minstrel          EW 
 Stretched Skin Drum      Gnurn No Eyes  Hollowshade  
Renni Stone wants  
 Whirling Crystal       ?	 Gorge 
 A Scarlet Stone  	Dolvarg  FV 
 Icy Geoduck  	        Walrus 	 EW 
 A Pulsating Rock  	Mud Digger	 Padual Caves 
Drelynn Beaufax wants  
Blackend Sapphire   	Ekeros, jail section Najena 
 Greenscale Emerald  	Goblins 	         WW 
 Shimmering Velium Ruby miners/geoids 	         CC 
 Hope Diamond  	Name StoneGrabber	         DS 
Holly Longtail wants  
Undead Froglok Tongue  	undead froglok knight 	Najena's or LGUK 
 Cockatrice Beak  	Cockatrice 	in OT/DL 
 High Quality Cougarskin  	Snow Cougars	EW/ IC 
 Tiny Rockhopper Eye Hopper 	Pit 	Shar Val 
Alexis Dubbani wants  
 A Black Tome with Silver Runes 	Najena Froglok Tactician 	Najena Guk King Room 
 Tome of the Eternal	               A Goblin Fanatic 	        Temple of Droga 
 Codex of the Warrior 	Snow Dervish 	                EW/IC 
 A Book of Inspiration  Inspired Spire Spirit 	                Mons Letalis 
Randi Ellan wants  
Black Root 	  Forage	Misty Thicket  
Maneater Bud 	  Forage	Swamp of No Hope 
Yew Leaf 	  Forage	Wakening Lands  
Twilight Orchid   Forage	Maidens Eye / Val Thex 

Edited, Tue Oct 29 14:19:33 2002
RE: Updated Information on All Collections
# Mar 10 2003 at 10:45 AM Rating: Default
I don't know if this has changed, but for the Holly Longtail quest the undead froglok Tongue also dropped off of the regular frogloks also.

I have not been down that way since YKesha, so I don't know if it still works that way.
RE: Updated Information on All Collections
# Nov 04 2002 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
Thank you for the excellent list. Does anyone know who else drops the coldain fetish? I have all but that, but the item is not worth blowing my faction for :(
RE: Updated Information on All Collections
# Nov 08 2002 at 4:42 AM Rating: Good
164 posts
I just completed this quest and managed to buy both the Coldain Fetish and the Petrified Totem in the bazaar for around the 100pp mark, so it is possible to complete the quest without taking the coldain faction hit. If I remember rightly I found them when searching using the 'misc' selection.
Just FYI the Forlorn Totem of Rolfron Zek can be gotten from the two Kobolds in Stonebrunt Mountains who spawn right by the entrance to The Warrens (approx loc -3800, 3000). I got the Idol of Woven Grass from a Goblin Witchdoctor in Warsliks Woods at the Goblin Fort (approx loc 3000, 0).
Coldain Fetish
# Oct 27 2002 at 5:13 PM Rating: Good
I got two of them off of Coldain Missionaries at the southeast camp in EW. They don't seem to be terribly rare, as I only killed about 12 missionaries and got two fetishes.
Some Correct Info on This quest
# Oct 24 2002 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
I looted the forlorn totem form a kobold shamman at the Highland Kobold camp (follow wall left to snowy area) I also killed everyother Kobold in the zone and didn't see it drop elsewhere
The Idol of Woven Grass dropped off A soothsayer at the main goblin outpost (didnt note loc - but lot's of tents and fires) Probably drops elsewhere but didnt see it after clearing entire camp couple times. I have yet to look the Petrified Totem but camping that now in DS. The Coldain Fetish is a complete mystery :( really hate all these dangling quests.

Petrovanis Vileslayer - 61 Level Paladin of The Seventh Hammer
RE: Some Correct Info on This quest
# Oct 24 2002 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
Got a petrified totem off Petrified Stonegrabber today in DS, random spawn in the the stonegrabber camps.
# Oct 24 2002 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
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#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 25 2002 at 3:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) no wpls give us the details on where to find the stuff
Coldain Fetish
# Oct 23 2002 at 9:27 PM Rating: Default
Has anyone found where the Coldain Fetish drops yet?? Obviously it's on Velious, but I've never heard of it and cannot find info on it anywhere.
RE: Coldain Fetish
# Oct 24 2002 at 1:35 PM Rating: Default
I too am looking for this....can someone please post location/mob this drops off?
Petrified Totem
# Oct 23 2002 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
Petrified Totem
Necromancer Sleeves
Dawnshroud Peaks
Drops off of petrified stonegrabber

From Safehouse list of Twilight Sea Quests.
# Oct 23 2002 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
Forlorn Totem of Rolfron Zek drops off kobolds in the Warrens and maybe mtns nearby, been a while since i collected a few.

Pretty sure petrified totem comes from ice goblins in permafrost.

Betting the coldain fetish drops off tizmaks or rygorr.

Edited, Wed Oct 23 04:50:14 2002
RE: totems
# Oct 23 2002 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
Clarification - I am pretty sure the forlorn totem only drops off of the Kobolds in Stonebrunt Mountains. Never seen them drop in the Warrens before but not a rare drop in Stonebrunt.
RE: totems
# Oct 23 2002 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
Got one off a Kobald at zone in, at end of tunnel when entering zone.
# Oct 23 2002 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
Idol of Woven grass Drops of Witchdoctors in Warslik's Woods. :)
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 22 2002 at 7:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Anyone finish this quest and get the reward? Plz post if you got Reward
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