Jimlok's Friend (Clockwork Talisman #1)  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Loot
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Planes of Power
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Oct 23 16:35:06 2002
Modified: Wed Apr 8 00:26:48 2020
You say, 'Hail, Jimlok Keylifter'

Jimlok Keylifter says 'Well met, traveler. Can I be of assistance to you? Can't say as I got much to do at the moment. I'm just attending to a little fishing while I wait on my friend to get back to me. Hopefully he doesn't keep me waiting for too much longer. I can only stand so much of this place.'

You say, 'What friend?'

Jimlok Keylifter says 'This is the situation. My friend Gilor Swiftfoot and I were going to try our hand at breaking into the Plane of Justice. Yeah, yeah, I'm sure you're thinking that's silly and all, but how many people do you know of that can say they've broken out of the Eternal Prison, let alone in? 'None', right? So, we were all ready to go in when I got word that something else needed re-appropriating all quick like. I told Gilor to wait until I got back, but no. He had to run off, eager as always and as patient as a gust of wind. Now, I think he's in trouble.'

You say, 'What trouble?'

Jimlok Keylifter says 'People here seem to think that he tried to make the prison break by himself. They've found another way in, so maybe he took that route. I'd like to check on him, but if he isn't in there, I'm liable to get myself in trouble. I think I'd be much better off staying here and waiting for him. If you want to go look for him, I'd be quite grateful. I doubt you have the skills to get far in there. You don't look like the burglarizing type, but I'd even be willing to give you the document that I picked up on my last job if you look for him.'

You say, 'What document?'

Jimlok Keylifter says 'Don't you worry about that unless you bring me some word of Gilor's condition. Trust me, it's a strange and mysterious document. Just the sort of thing you adventuring types love. Find Gilor and it's all yours, I give you my word.'

You say, 'I will look for him.'

Jimlok Keylifter says 'Alright, friend, you need to be on the lookout for a gnome about my height, with one bad leg. He's got a bit of a limp, but he's still a hard one to chase down. If you can't find him, be on the lookout for anything that resembles a small bottle. He's got a way with rodents; so if you see some little pest carrying a bottle of some sort, grab him! It will most likely be a message for me. Bring it back immediately. It won't be of any use to you anyway, since you can't read our code. Be quick and good luck!'

Kill A Festering Rat in the Plane of Justice to obtain a Tiny Bottle with Note. Give this to Jimlok Keylifter.

Jimlok Keylifter sighs deeply as he hands you an intricate schematic of some device. The notation on the document is written in a strange language that is completely foreign to you. 'This doesn't bode well for Gilor. He says he's found a secret tunnel and he's going to go in deeper. I guess I'll go in and find him if he doesn't return soon. Well, a deal is a deal. Here is the document that I mentioned.'

Jimlok Keylifter says 'The person that I was supposed to lift it for was a jeweler of sorts, but he mainly dealt in mechanical devices. I wasn't able to track him down to get my coin, so I don't know what you'll do with it. Maybe my cousin Tabben will give you something for it. He's got himself a little tinker's shop in the Jeral section of New Tanaan. Show him the map thingy and see what he says.'

You receive a Strange Jeweler's Schematic. Go to Tabben Bromal in the Plane of Knowledge.

You say, 'Hail, Tabben Bromal'

Tabben Bromal says 'What is it? What do you wan. . . Oh bloody underfoot, do forgive me, traveler. I'm not used to all this bickering and flittering about -- you know, the bustle of the 'living' city. The racket, the noise, and the wails of the children. Bah! I came here to escape it, not to relive it. But if I survived it once, I sure as Brell's holy bottom will do it again! In hopes of getting you all out of here as soon as possible and the peace and quiet being resurrected out of your blessed absence, I've agreed to lend some of my knowledge of the more inferior levels of tinkering to those who have an interest in this art. If you don't intend on purchasing any materials, then be off with you and leave me in peace. However, if you have coin in your pocket and you plan on spending, then do so quickly. I have more pressing things to do with my time than wait while you leisurely browse my wares.'

Give him the schematic.

Tabben Bromal takes the document from you and looks at it for a moment. 'Well, this is a beautiful looking schematic. I wonder what they are trying to make with it? Where did you get this? No wait; don't tell me. I'd rather not know. I can make some of this writing out but just barely. What I can read leads me to believe that I'd be better off not knowing.'

Tabben Bromal falls victim to his curiosity and grabs a small kit from the table behind him. 'Take this kit and look for the following parts,' he says as he scrunches his nose at the schematic again. 'We'll need a Tri-coated Metal Casing, one Size C spring, some Creeping silk strands -- whatever those are -- and some Congealed Bile-based Ooze. I'm not sure if this thing is wanting us to make a device or some sort of nasty cocktail, but that's what it's asking for... ewww!'

You receive a Small Parts Kit.

Tabben Bromal says 'Seal those things up in the container that I just gave you and bring it straight back to me. I'll wait here for you and see if I can decipher anymore of this schematic.'

Tri-Coated Metal Casing - random from spiders in PoI,
Size C Spring - random from models in PoI,
Creeping Silk Strands - from a virulent arachnid in PoN
Congealed Bile-Based Ooze - from a pile of bile in PoD
[The loot tables for the bile and arachnids used to be switched, but should now be fixed.]

Combine the four parts in the Small Parts Kit to craft a Sealed Parts Box. Give this to Tabben.

Tabben Bromal says 'Oh, you've returned! Very good, ______! Saria and I have made some real progress on the document that you brought us. Watch this and you'll see what I mean!'

Tabben Bromal quickly opens the small case and removes the parts. He takes a tiny spanner, several small bolts, and a long wire and quickly pieces together what appears to be a small clockwork talisman. He pulls a leather string through the top of it and offers it to you.

You receive a Small Clockwork Talisman.
You receive a Small Parts Container.

Tabben Bromal says 'That should work for you, but from what we gathered, there's another layer of mechanics that works to shield and envelope the existing talisman. It's going to require more parts. So take this container and let me know when you're ready to write down the names of the next set of parts.'
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# Feb 21 2003 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
When you get the 1st Talisman it says its got 5 charges but you still require the component to use it , Cost about 100pp per component (Quintessence of knowledge)
Funny story bout the drop rates
# Feb 07 2003 at 4:31 PM Rating: Default
Last week before the feb 4th patch the congealed bile based oozes were common in PoN no this week i need one and took me 3 days to get one and i got my strand on the 4th ooze
# Jan 20 2003 at 9:29 PM Rating: Default
its my understanding that the first two have limited charges but require no regeant. its the last one that requires a regeant but has unlimited charges. correct me if im wrong. im only iksar
# Jan 30 2003 at 10:14 PM Rating: Default
speaking of "reagents", what reagent is required?
I am wanting to do this quest badly
# Feb 04 2003 at 1:10 AM Rating: Decent
Reagent is made by shamans only, using Alchemy skill (trivial in the 30s). Quintessence of Knowledge, takes about 105pp EACH to make assuming no failures. Erudition Vine + Tanaan Ginko combined in medicine bag. These are stackable potions and each click you give the talisman burns a charge and eats one off the stack.
# Jan 25 2003 at 3:58 AM Rating: Default
Sorry, but you are wrong. Just got the first one today and it requires a reagent. sigh.
next quest
# Jan 19 2003 at 3:36 AM Rating: Default
# Jan 14 2003 at 1:33 PM Rating: Default
Has anyone ever gone beyond the first?
The #2 Clockwork Talisman isn't on this site.
Is all these No drop items?
# Jan 10 2003 at 5:19 PM Rating: Default
Are all thee itmes no drop? Or can they be baught or MQ'd?
RE: Is all these No drop items?
# Jan 19 2003 at 7:12 AM Rating: Default
All are no drop. And since you must perform the combine in a quest container and turn the resulting product in, this means no part of it can be MQ.
# Jan 06 2003 at 5:34 PM Rating: Default
where is this tabben bromal?.....New tanaan?
what zone and i can find him....
RE: tabben
# Jan 06 2003 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
Yea...I also wandered around the city for about half an hour looking for him. Naturally, he was in the last place I checked.

From the neutral portal courtyard, go through those double gates that lead to the market type area and the bank. Head north (left), to the two story building next to the archway leading to the evil portals. Tabben is in the second story room.
RE: tabben
# Jan 18 2003 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
The loc is NEG 390, 575 for the stairs up to his little room. this is in POK
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 12 2003 at 10:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Isn't everything you look for always in the last place you check? Once you find it, you stop looking......
Creeping silk strand
# Dec 31 2002 at 1:51 PM Rating: Default
Killed about 50 Piles of Bile and no strand. Any other types of mobs in POD dropping these? I got the other items in about 15 minutes in each of the other zones.
RE: Creeping silk strand
# Jan 02 2003 at 3:48 AM Rating: Default
263 posts
Got one in about 2 hours of fast pulling in PoD. Pulled to the ridge, I think it rotted since no one knew what quest.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 31 2002 at 1:22 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I heard this necklace is rechargable my handing it back to him with 0 charges. Is this true?
RE: Rechargable
# Feb 04 2003 at 1:19 AM Rating: Default
Patently FALSE. Did just that thing myself and only got the item back. Did not recharge it. So I guess you keep the combo box and repeat the quest over again... Or upgrade the talisman to #2...
Jimlok where?
# Dec 19 2002 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
Where do I find Jimlok? I have never seen him in PoT... maybe I'm just overlooking him? Anyone got a /loc for him?

RE: Jimlok where?
# Dec 20 2002 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
loc is neg 526 and neg 1382, he is fishing on the edge.
# Dec 18 2002 at 5:48 AM Rating: Default
Which zone does Tabben located in?
# Dec 17 2002 at 9:45 PM Rating: Default
The Tri coated metal casing is very rare i been in poi for some time and kill lot and lot of mobs and it havnt drop yet. well good luck

Solusek Ro
57 War
May the wars rise

Edited, Wed Dec 18 20:38:56 2002
RE: Rare
# Dec 31 2002 at 3:17 PM Rating: Good
232 posts
We had it drop off one of the mechanical spiders in PoI yesterday which was what I was trying to pull hoping to get one. Fits in with the overall spider drops of this series of quests. Mob was:

Edit: Found 4 tri-metal casings off the spider mob above so far. I've only seen C spring's off a totally different mob.

Edited, Sat Mar 29 11:48:07 2003
Enlightened Jhereg, 105th Monk, <Celestial Navigators>, Maelin server
Vanidor Silverbranch, 92nd Wizard, <Celestial Navigators>, Maelin server
Creeping silk strands
# Dec 13 2002 at 11:15 PM Rating: Default
1 post

Edited, Sun Dec 15 07:41:47 2002
RE: Creeping silk strands
# Dec 27 2002 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
How is the name of the Mob (pile of bile??), which is dropping the silk. And where is the place in PoD?
Cant find the Creeping silk strands.!!!!!
# Dec 13 2002 at 7:54 PM Rating: Default
I have just completed this quest. The resulting item requires a reagent. Quintescence of Knowledge. It is made readily enough (with the help of an alchemist). Unfortunately, the ingredients (Tannaan Ginko & Erudite Vine) cost about 120pp. OUCH. That means the 5 charges are about 600pp That is just not worth it. If I did /auc donating 100pp for TL to PoK, I would get it pretty quickly. I hope the upgrade piece doesn't have a reagent requirement.
RE: Ouch!
# Dec 14 2002 at 4:40 PM Rating: Good
I dont quite think you understand what this is for. once you start doing some of the High lvl boss mobs in PoP on many areas you will be trapped, say for instance you go LD and come back and the rest of your guild has killed the mob and been TPed out( by Verant from completing the mob, not they just left you) then your only way out is this talisman! no amount of money will get you out! Then you would thank your higher power you had it :)
RE: Ouch!
# Dec 15 2002 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
Ahem.... Thurgadin Gate Potion....thx :P

Nalbik 55 chanter
RE: Ouch!
# Apr 21 2003 at 10:04 AM Rating: Default
Ah, acutally for around 100pp you can buy a Gate potion off a Shaman in Bazaar. These stack 10 to a slot, don't require a second slot for reagent and are much easier to get than this item.

So for just gateing, this is not the best way to go.
RE: Ouch!
# Dec 16 2002 at 11:02 AM Rating: Default
Ahem... Thurgadin Gate Potion (LORE) and it requires a certain faction level that a lot of players do not have. Before being a smart ***, think through what you are being told. Realize that your first comment might have mislead some people and the reply that was made was made to HELP some people.
RE: Ouch!
# Mar 21 2003 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
My faction cant get any worse with thurgadin and I have no problem getting thurg gate potion.

Wald Oh
RE: Ouch!
# Apr 25 2003 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
Not all classes have sneak.
RE: Ouch!
# Mar 21 2003 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Fri Mar 21 21:19:31 2003
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 13 2002 at 4:51 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
small parts kit
# Dec 06 2002 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
I have heard that you are supposed to combine the 4 items in the small parts kit. However, I have also heard that this ruined someone's quest when they tried to combine it. Anyone who can advise on this before I click the combine button on the small parts kit?
RE: small parts kit
# Dec 08 2002 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
Just did it today, worked fine, got that Talisman =)
# Nov 26 2002 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
after you combine the second time, it upgrades to 15 to each stat, 50 hp 50 mana, 15sv all, 20 charges of gate to pok
RE: upgraded
# Nov 28 2002 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
Where does the fiery power source drop?

Dense hammered casing drops in Plane of Tactics.
RE: upgraded
# Nov 26 2002 at 8:24 AM Rating: Excellent
Well it would be real nice to post where ya got the Items for the Upgrade

Chrystaline Carapace : Spiders in PoValor
Strands of living Chain : Spiders in PoTorment
Dense hammered Casing : ???
a fiery Powersource : ???

Edited, Tue Nov 26 08:05:47 2002
RE: upgraded
# Mar 04 2003 at 3:40 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
Dense Hammered Casing is from any Diaku (or is it Daiku?) in potactics
Fiery Power Source is from protector of ro or sentry of ro in solrotower
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 09 2002 at 2:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It is not always worthwhile for someone to post that information until their guild members that want it can get it
RE: upgraded
# Dec 18 2002 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
Whats it matter if they cant get the stuff? Heck I come here to look and dream all the time.
Creeping Silk Strands
# Nov 25 2002 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
1,434 posts
I finally got the creeping silk strands off a "Pile of Bile" in the PoD.
creeping silk strand
# Nov 24 2002 at 5:56 PM Rating: Default
1,434 posts
Got a creeping silk strand off of a "pile of bile" aftre killing a gazillion ooze type mobs.
Small parts kit
# Nov 24 2002 at 6:56 AM Rating: Decent
I got the container (small parts kit) from Tabben but think it will take me a while to collect all items (I'm only level 54). If I destroy it and collect the items first, is there a way to get a new container from Tabben without having to get the bottle again?

RE: Small parts kit
# Jan 25 2003 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
Nope. gotta get the bottle to get the container.

Also, when you DO click combine and do the turn in, you should get a container back. you need to SAVE THIS for the 2nd gate neck. there's no text to get a box for the 2nd gateNeck, nor can u use the 'small parts kit' from the bottle to do the 2nd combine.

Don't be like me, and have to redo #1 to get your 2nd neck. :(
RE: Small parts kit
# Feb 11 2003 at 5:06 AM Rating: Decent
Thanks!! You just answered my question for me! Saved me a lot of time and everything. Hmm, now to find somewhere to put this or wait 2 weeks for extra bank space.
Bottle in PoJ
# Nov 19 2002 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
Is there a way to tell if the "festering rat" is carrying the bottle? Or do you just kill random rats in hopes of it dropping the bottle?

RE: Bottle in PoJ
# Nov 20 2002 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Just kill random rats and hope bottle drops. I got one on 2nd kill.
Mahalito & Sunbur
Team Wanderaimless
RE: Bottle in PoJ
# Feb 24 2003 at 12:11 AM Rating: Default
I've killed close to 50 rats now and not seen a single bottle. WTF!
# Nov 13 2002 at 5:05 AM Rating: Excellent
Ok, my bad.

Living strands drop off of random spiders in plane of torment.

The Dense hammered casing is from Plane of Tatics I bet.

The tri-metal casing is from PoI off random zone trash.

The second part of this quest requires stuff that drops off of tier 2 zones.

RE: TaliSmaN
# Dec 01 2002 at 5:30 AM Rating: Good
8 posts
Tri-Coated Metal Casing is a rare drop off the Defective Clockworks in PoI aka metal spiders
Cerano of Veeshan
RE: TaliSmaN
# Dec 08 2002 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
Mine dropped of a bot, not a spider, so it is random off of any yard trash in PoI
missing part
# Nov 12 2002 at 3:28 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I have yet to find the Tri-Coated Metal casing. The other 4 items needed where obtained rather quickly i was woundering if anyone else is having a similar problem. Also could ya mention, if you remember what droped this part if you have it.
Mahalito & Sunbur
Team Wanderaimless
RE: missing part
# Dec 03 2002 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
I was two weeks at zone camp in poi an i never seen it drop, but one day waiting to get a group i saw how they killed a defective clock work(Camp zone) and i asked them; if the loot was a trycoated metal case to let me loot it...BINGOO. I got it is was my first POP quest and finished this first part being 54 .
Meanwhile i was in POI i got all the parts for Gnome Quest of Dragon spawn and 2 levels fairly quick.

Edited, Sun Dec 8 22:41:11 2002
talisman !
# Nov 10 2002 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
Got the talisman.

The crystalline carapace drops off random spiders in Plane of Valor.

The strands of living chain drops off of Terris' guardians in Plane of Nightmare B.

No idea on the firey power source.

Im guessing inside the castle for the dense hammered casing in Plane of Innovation.
RE: talisman !
# Nov 19 2002 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
98 posts
"firey power source" probably is not Innovation.

As it is an upgrade to a quest item from a lower plane (Tier 1-2), it is more likely to come from a higher-level plane (Tier 3-4) - and with a name like "firey" it is probably going to drop somewhere like oh, Plane of Fire?

Just a guess.

RE: talisman !
# Nov 30 2002 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
fiery power source sounds more like something that is from poiB or deeper
# Nov 05 2002 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
ok i have gotten through the first step, got my Talisman but now where in the hell do i find a dense hammered casing and a fiery power source, i got the other thing but i cant find them 2 to save my life, also he says u have to get 3 things he list them 3 but then he says bring the 4 items back to me AND the talisman... that would make 5 items ... i dont know where this 5th item comes from... any help there?
RE: lost
# Nov 07 2002 at 4:48 AM Rating: Excellent
232 posts
The way I read it is he asks for in the second quest the following:
dense hammer casing (outer shell)
crystalline carapace(face) (Plane of Valor spiders?)
fiery power source(power)
strands of living chain(necklace chain)
Small Clockwork Talisman(result from first quest)

The 5 items are combined.
Enlightened Jhereg, 105th Monk, <Celestial Navigators>, Maelin server
Vanidor Silverbranch, 92nd Wizard, <Celestial Navigators>, Maelin server
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