Merona's Brother  

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Time:2 hours
Level:12
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
Faction Required:
Protectors of Pine (Min: Amiable)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
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Related Creatures:
Era:Original
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Wed Sep 5 15:25:07 2001
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
Your Location is 138.96, -106.46, 3.75

You say, 'Hail, Merona Castekin'

Merona Castekin says 'Oh, hello! Welcome to Surefall Glade. Are you planning a trip to Qeynos? If you are, I could use some help finding my [brother].'

You say, 'Who is your brother?'

Merona Castekin says 'My brother Ronn went to Qeynos several days ago for supplies. He was just going to Sneed's and back. But he hasn't been seen since. I can't leave the Glade because the Sabertooths could attack at any minute. Could you please find out what happened to my brother? Ask Sneed about [Ronn Castekin].'

Sneed Galliway may be found in North Qeynos.

Your Location is 132.29, 239.56, 3.75

You say, 'Hail, Sneed Galliway'

Sneed Galliway says 'Hello, ______. I am Sneed Galliway, merchant and citizen. I run the only general store in all of Qeynos, serving the needs of the many adventurers who call Qeynos home. If only one of them would take the time to help me with my er... [problem]...'

You say, 'Where is Ronn Castekin?'

Sneed Galliway says 'Ronn? I saw him a few days ago. He was with someone dressed in black I didn't recognize .. I think I saw them later that day, swimming in the north pond. They really should stay away from the aqueducts. They can be quite dangerous. Full of rats, ya know.'

Ronn Castekin has met an unfortunate fate as an undead skeleton in the Qeynos Catacombs (/loc?). Kill him:

Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -5.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Opal Dark Briar has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Priests of Life has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
You receive 2 silver from the corpse.
Ronn Castekin's corpse says 'Argh!.. Mer.. o..na.. it's.. not.. your fault.. arhhh..'

Loot a Torn Parchment (identifies as "Note to Merona"). It reads:

Dear Merona, I wont be returning to you. You see, I have found my true calling as a disciple of Bertoxxulous. I have become one of the Bloodsabers. I have foolishly given them my flesh. I was a weakling and cried while they stripped it from my bones. I only pray that you too will someday know the pain that I now endure as one of the undead. Your pitiful and stupid dead brother, Ronn

Bring this back to Merona.

Merona Castekin says 'Oh Tunare why!?!? Those foul Bloodsabers will pay for my brother's death!! Here. You have given us valuable information about a new threat to our homes. Take this a token of our appreciation.'
Your faction standing with Protectors of Pine has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Jaggedpine Treefolk has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Sabertooths of Blackburrow has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
You gain experience!!

You receive a minor reward, possibly a Band of Tunare or Ring of Pine.

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Sadly No Band
# Feb 20 2018 at 7:16 PM Rating: Good
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I decided to do this quest after my Disciple of Tunare quest hoping for the band, but no luck. I did complete it 5 times, each time finding Ronn in the North Sewer near Vin Molter, but on the 6th time he was no where to be found so I gave up.
My reward each time was:
1st - Loaf of Bread
2nd - Summoned Bandage
3rd - Hunting Bow
4th - Large Lantern
5th - Summoned Bandage.

Sigh
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Currently Broken on Lockjaw
# Nov 01 2016 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
This quest is currently broken on Lockjaw handing the torn parchment to Merona get me this result.
Merona Castekin says 'I'm... erm, not quite sure what to do with this, but... thanks, I guess.' and I got the parchment back.
Edit: there may be a minimum faction required for this quest now, can't get the dialog for the quest. Indifferent isn't enough.

Edited, Nov 1st 2016 12:17pm by SSJGhol
Faction for kill - is this what's needed to complete
# Nov 12 2015 at 12:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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left side of quest where there are questioj marks?

[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -5.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Your faction standing with Opal Dark Briar has been adjusted by -1.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Your faction standing with Priests of Life has been adjusted by 1.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] You receive 2 silver from the corpse.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Ronn Castekin's corpse says 'Argh!... Mer... o... na... it's... not... your fault... arhhh...'
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] You slash Ronn Castekin for 8 points of damage.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] You have slain Ronn Castekin!
[Mon Apr 06 11:07:05 2015] --You have looted a Torn Parchment.--
Faction for kill - is this what's needed to complete
# Nov 12 2015 at 5:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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drool wrote:
left side of quest where there are questioj marks?

[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -5.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Your faction standing with Opal Dark Briar has been adjusted by -1.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Your faction standing with Priests of Life has been adjusted by 1.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] You receive 2 silver from the corpse.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] Ronn Castekin's corpse says 'Argh!... Mer... o... na... it's... not... your fault... arhhh...'
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] You slash Ronn Castekin for 8 points of damage.
[Mon Apr 06 11:06:54 2015] You have slain Ronn Castekin!
[Mon Apr 06 11:07:05 2015] --You have looted a Torn Parchment.--


Updated, thanks.
faction info for turning in note to Merona
# Apr 06 2015 at 10:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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[Mon Apr 06 11:23:44 2015] Your faction standing with Protectors of Pine has been adjusted by 5.
[Mon Apr 06 11:23:44 2015] Your faction standing with Jaggedpine Treefolk has been adjusted by 1.
[Mon Apr 06 11:23:44 2015] Your faction standing with Sabertooths of Blackburrow has been adjusted by -1.
[Mon Apr 06 11:23:44 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
location?
# Jan 24 2008 at 7:30 AM Rating: Good
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Ronn Castekin has met an unfortunate fate as an undead skeleton in the Qeynos Catacombs (/loc?).


He wanders the catacombs.
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Dialogs
# Nov 09 2007 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Your Location is 138.96, -106.46, 3.75
You say, 'Hail, Merona Castekin'
Merona Castekin says 'Oh, hello! Welcome to Surefall Glade. Are you planning a trip to Qeynos? If you are, I could use some help finding my [brother].'
You say, 'who is your brother?'
Merona Castekin says 'My brother Ronn went to Qeynos several days ago for supplies. He was just going to Sneed's and back. But he hasn't been seen since. I can't leave the Glade because the Sabertooths could attack at any minute. Could you please find out what happened to my brother? Ask Sneed about [Ronn Castekin].'

Your Location is 132.29, 239.56, 3.75
You say, 'Hail, Sneed Galliway'
Sneed Galliway says 'Hello, Penan. I am Sneed Galliway, merchant and citizen. I run the only general store in all of Qeynos, serving the needs of the many adventurers who call Qeynos home. If only one of them would take the time to help me with my er... [problem]...'
You say, 'where is Ronn Castekin?'
Sneed Galliway says 'Ronn? I saw him a few days ago. He was with someone dressed in black I didn't recognize .. I think I saw them later that day, swimming in the north pond. They really should stay away from the aqueducts. They can be quite dangerous. Full of rats, ya know.'

When you kill Ronn Castekin:

Your faction standing with Bloodsabers got worse.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos bot better.
Your faction standing with Opal Dark Briar got worse.
Your faction standing with Priests of Life got better.
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards got worse.
Ronn Castekin's corpse says 'Argh!.. Mer.. o..na.. it's.. not.. your fault.. arhhh..'

And the final turn in...

Merona Castekin says 'Oh Tunare why!?!? Those foul Bloodsabers will pay for my brother's death!! Here. You have given us valuable information about a new threat to our homes. Take this a token of our appreciation.'
Your faction standing with Protectors of Pine got better.
Your faction standing with Jaggedpine Treefolk got better.
Your faction standing with Sabertooths of Blackburrow got worse.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.
You gain experience!!

Only reward I got was a flask of water.



Edited, Nov 9th 2007 8:35am by fcoty

Edited, Nov 9th 2007 8:40am by fcoty
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Dialogs
# Nov 11 2007 at 4:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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fcoty wrote:
Your Location is 138.96, -106.46, 3.75
You say, 'Hail, Merona Castekin'
Merona Castekin says 'Oh, hello! Welcome to Surefall Glade. Are you planning a trip to Qeynos? If you are, I could use some help finding my [brother].'
You say, 'who is your brother?'
Merona Castekin says 'My brother Ronn went to Qeynos several days ago for supplies. He was just going to Sneed's and back. But he hasn't been seen since. I can't leave the Glade because the Sabertooths could attack at any minute. Could you please find out what happened to my brother? Ask Sneed about [Ronn Castekin].'

Your Location is 132.29, 239.56, 3.75
You say, 'Hail, Sneed Galliway'
Sneed Galliway says 'Hello, Penan. I am Sneed Galliway, merchant and citizen. I run the only general store in all of Qeynos, serving the needs of the many adventurers who call Qeynos home. If only one of them would take the time to help me with my er... [problem]...'
You say, 'where is Ronn Castekin?'
Sneed Galliway says 'Ronn? I saw him a few days ago. He was with someone dressed in black I didn't recognize .. I think I saw them later that day, swimming in the north pond. They really should stay away from the aqueducts. They can be quite dangerous. Full of rats, ya know.'

When you kill Ronn Castekin:

Your faction standing with Bloodsabers got worse.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos bot better.
Your faction standing with Opal Dark Briar got worse.
Your faction standing with Priests of Life got better.
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards got worse.
Ronn Castekin's corpse says 'Argh!.. Mer.. o..na.. it's.. not.. your fault.. arhhh..'

And the final turn in...

Merona Castekin says 'Oh Tunare why!?!? Those foul Bloodsabers will pay for my brother's death!! Here. You have given us valuable information about a new threat to our homes. Take this a token of our appreciation.'
Your faction standing with Protectors of Pine got better.
Your faction standing with Jaggedpine Treefolk got better.
Your faction standing with Sabertooths of Blackburrow got worse.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.
You gain experience!!

Only reward I got was a flask of water.


Updated, thanks.
There are more rewards than what is shown
# Jul 13 2006 at 7:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I got a summoned bandage recently for doing this quest.
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Finished this one.
# Feb 11 2005 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
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My reward was a loaf of bread. rofl.

Your faction standing with Protectors of Pine got better.
Your faction standing with Jaggedpine Treefolk got better.
Your faction standing with Sabertooths of Blackburrow got worse.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.
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Spawn
# Sep 03 2004 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I have been camping the catacombs now for quite a while. I have never seen Ronn, but I have seen Vin running around all the time. What do I have to do to get Ronn to come, or do I just have to wait. And, where is the best place to wait for him at?
found it all
# Aug 01 2002 at 4:14 AM Rating: Default
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hey, i just did this quest-- all i got for my troubles was 1 summoned bandage -- WOO HOOO !
the brother is a roaming mob in Q catacombes, found him near the investigator for the Q badge quest. and Merona is in the ranger guild in Surefall Glade. next time this sassy bi--- gives me crap i'll slap her down !!
Band of Tunare
# Jun 26 2002 at 2:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, I did the quest tonight, and I got the band and the pine ring...

Band of Tunare stats:
1 AC
+2 Manna
1+ Wis
-5 SV Fire
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2 copper's worth.
# Jun 24 2002 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
I too tried this quest. I got a water flask. And I was a level 3 Human Ranger. If he was blue to me at level 3, than I'd think you wouldn't get that important of an item. Just my 2 copper's worth.
Ronn
# Jun 23 2002 at 5:13 PM Rating: Default
Hey why dont you people give a Loc in the general area. thanks
It's merona
# Nov 22 2001 at 2:09 AM Rating: Default
The woman is Merona, not Miranda
RE: It's merona
# Aug 25 2002 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I was wondering about that. Miranda is the Kejekan kitten in Stonebrunt who you give the bag of dice to in a different quest.
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#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 26 2001 at 10:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) genna@n-link.com
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 26 2001 at 10:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I got a screen of the band of tuanre because i got it outta this quest, for all the flamers who INSIST it isnt real e-mail me and ill send it to you.
Faction, faction, faction
# Aug 08 2001 at 5:05 PM Rating: Default
I was kickin around the aqueducts and came across an unnnamed skelly, killed him, and it turned out to be Ronn, who dropped the note. I returned the note to Morena, or Miranda, or whatever the beaches name is, and evidently my faction isnt good enough because she basically said thanks but no thanks... no xp , nothing. oh well.
I did it at level 3
# Jul 26 2001 at 1:26 AM Rating: Default
I completed this quest at level three. The con on ronn was blue and he was easy to kill. Then again all I got was a flask of water. ring my ***.
Shakdizzy Solecism
# Jul 17 2001 at 1:57 PM Rating: Default
I havent done this Qeynos quest but it sounds like it works the same way as the Bull Smasher quest in Ak'Anon. The Bull Smasher quest got me xp from lvl 3 to 7 without ever leaving the city. I did the quest for roughly 6 or 7 RL hours and did it more than 20 times before I got the Bull Smasher. This quest sounds like it may be the same type of deal.. some people get it after doping it once, others it takes forever.. hard to say. BTW, it wasnt this character but another gnome on the vallon zek server I did it with.

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# Jun 23 2001 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
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I am a 30 Wood elf Dru playing on Bris. Really want Band of Tunare. Did the quest yesterday for the first time, turned in note and got Ring of Pine. plus 1 sta, neg 10 fire resist. Should be called band of the human torch! My faction is Amiable with the ranger guild in SF and warmly with the drus. The fact that I got ring of pine makes me think band of tunare does exist though.
you can get the band of tunare
# Jun 06 2001 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
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you have to have a very high faction and you have to do the quest several times
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# May 25 2001 at 5:23 PM Rating: Default
As a Wood Elf Warrior, faction Amiable with the Treefolk, the reward was a Large Lantern and positive faction hits for Protectors of Pine, JaggedPine Treefolk, Guards of Qeynos. Negative faction hit for Sabertooths of Blackburrow. And for the record, it is Merona Castekin of Surefall Glade, NOT Miranda, that you turn in the Torn Parchment to.
Some Questions Answered
# May 19 2001 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I have done this Quest 3 times know. I managed to get Ronn Castakin to spawn fairly often by killing everything in the northern section of the sewers, except Vinn Molter or the beggars. Vinn is definately not the place holder for Ronn. All three times Ronn has dropped a note for his sister. I got a Water Flask, a Rusty Scimitar, and a Summoned Bandage out the note. If the Quest really does provide the Band of Tunare or the Pine Ring, you couldn't prove it by me.
Before you waste a lot of time on this Quest, I would think twice about it. I have never seen anything posted, or heard of anyone that has gotten the proposed reward for this Quest.
I hope this helps. Good Hunting to all.

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# Apr 19 2001 at 10:07 AM Rating: Default
Well...that was wonderful. My reward...NOTHING!
Kaws
# Apr 19 2001 at 10:03 AM Rating: Default
Doing the quest now. I entered the catacombs from the NQ secret entrance in the newbie zone. On maps of QCat's there is an area right inside the entrance I spoke of labeled 'various npc spawn here.' This is where I encountered Ronn Castekin. I encountered him after I killed a Gelatinous Cube that was YTM. I'm level 6. I'm in Surefall now and can't find Miranda. When I do, I'll post my reward.
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