The Lost Circle  

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Rating:
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Information:
Time:days
Level:50
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
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Era:Ruins of Kunark
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Fri Aug 30 20:59:42 2002
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
Brother Balatin is a skeletal monk located on a pyramid in the wizard spires of the Dreadlands, at +981, +9057, +1102. You need to feign death and catch him as you stand or he is KOS to you. Hail him as any other mob, and you get the following response:

You say, 'Hail, Brother Balatin'

Brother Balatin turns toward you. A transparent human face materializes upon the skull. As he speaks the smells of rotted rat corpses rushes into your face. You must fight the urge to vomit. What discipline do you [follow]?

You say, 'I follow the brotherhood of the Lost Circle.'

Brother Balatin says 'Then we are one. The rebirth of our Circle shall start with you. I have waited decades for your arrival. Seek the living brothers within Tunaria. When you have earned your garb, you will be [ready for the true drape].'

You say, 'I am ready for the true drape.'

Brother Balatin says 'Seek the broken flute of our master, taken from us by the Iksar twins of Vistrei. To me they will come along with your robe and to you will come the dawning of the new brotherhood.'

You can get the Robe by completing the Rathe Mountain Whistling Fist Quest. The flute is split into two pieces. One is a Metal Pipe off of an Iksar Betrayer in Chardok (Identifies as Fi). The other is a Metal Pipe off of a Drolvarg Pawbuster in Karnors (Identifies as Zan). Hand these three items in to Brother Balatin and he will give you the Robe of the Whistling Fists.

Brother Balatin says 'May you have the correct items or lost forever will be all.'
Brother Balatin says 'May you have the correct items or lost forever will be all.'
Brother Balatin holds his arms out and a fine robe materializes before your eyes. You grab it just in time to see the skeleton fade from existence.

Balatin despawns.

Your faction standing with Whistling Fist Brotherhood got better.
Your faction standing with Combine Empire got better.
Your faction standing with Swift Tails got worse.
You gain experience!!

Need missing dialogues, /loc of quest mobs, list of additional quest rewards.
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Charm still works
# Jan 09 2020 at 10:43 PM Rating: Good
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Just to be different, I used a bard. Dialog and hand in went fine, he did despawn and a plaguebone spawned a few seconds later.
Quick correction
# Jan 22 2017 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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It's a Drolvarg Pawbuster that you have to kill in Karnor's Castle. Not Drolvarg Pawduster.
Quick correction
# Jan 23 2017 at 11:20 AM Rating: Excellent
pedrothekevin wrote:
It's a Drolvarg Pawbuster that you have to kill in Karnor's Castle. Not Drolvarg Pawduster.


Thanks, corrected.
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faction
# Feb 20 2016 at 9:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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whistling fist brotherhood + 200
combine empire + 50
swift tails - 50

you can still turn it in while fd with no dialog needed
faction
# Feb 26 2016 at 8:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Cisabian wrote:
whistling fist brotherhood + 200
combine empire + 50
swift tails - 50

you can still turn it in while fd with no dialog needed


Updated, thanks.
Too Easy
# Jan 09 2013 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Did the FD method. Ran to Bro B, positioned myself behind him, FD'd and he despawned. Thought that's ok he'll be back in 5 min and that'll give me time to get ready. Opened my inventory and selected one of the metal pipes on cursor, hit sneak, and waited. Bro B popped with his back to me and I hit Ctrl+S while simultaneously handing him the pipe, then immediately hit FD and finished turn in. Got the robe np.

So any method you use will likely work whether it's the Goblin Rogue shroud, FD, Invis Undead + FD, or charm. How you do it is up to you.
Easy
# Aug 30 2011 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
Used a potion of invis undead to make it easy. Went up to him handed my robe in, FD'd, added the 2 pipes to the window, and turned in while FD'd. This works for a number of quests when indifferent faction is good enough but you're KOS.
Shroud Hand In
# Jan 19 2011 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I just successfully did turn in with two shrouded rogues and no charm. Make sure you sneak/hide and stay behind for the turn in. Once you open a trade box you lose hide but keep sneak and can get away without agro. My 81 warrior in a 70 rogue shroud turned in a pipe without hailing. Then my 57 monk in a 55 rogue shroud did the same without hailing or saying any key phrases. Worked well and was easy as the good Brother didn't turn around. If your new to shrouds, what I did was plop the pipes and robe in the bank, then shrouded and got the items back out of the bank. Afterwords I also banked the new robe before de-shrouding but I don't think that's necessary.

If you have two accounts and both have a character high enough, I suggest you camp both pipes at the same time. You'll probably get one pipe pretty quick like I did and even if you have to spend 4 days in karnor's like I did you'll be happier through the ordeal.


Bamfurlong
haste
# Jun 19 2010 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Robe has to be worn to click. 16 second duration, 25% haste. effect goes in your Songs window. Robe is yellow color.
did this with 2 guys shrouded to goblin rogues, level 50 and 60. worked perfectly. stood behind him, gave him pipe. switched to other character gave him pipe and robe, got new robe. no problems. did not have to re-sneak or anything.
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Phantom Echo
# May 31 2010 at 4:43 AM Rating: Decent
The Phantom Echo Discipline for Monks level 57 calms this mobs aggro. He will not attack for a short period of time, giving you plenty to say and give the necessary components to carry on with your Epic.
Good Luck
Phantom Call no go
# Jan 25 2010 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
Just here to say that the fd/Phantom call idea DID NOT work for me..Must have tried like 5 or 6 times to get behind him hit phantom call and turn everything in but he would give the items right back to me. I then ran back to pok and got a rogue shroud and that worked first try
charm hand in
# Jun 17 2009 at 4:43 AM Rating: Decent
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worked for me today june 17/09 8:42am
Easiest of turn ins,,,
# Oct 02 2008 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
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After trying the whole standing and hailing, and Zephyr, and sneak combinations, I simply shrouded to goblin rogue, used sneak and hide, stood behind him and did turn in,,, Voila! Robes be mine!
Easiest of turn ins,,,
# Jun 11 2009 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
can anyone confirm that handin to charmed Brother Balatin still works? -
Easiest of turn ins,,,
# Jun 17 2009 at 4:42 AM Rating: Decent
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did turn in today using my necro to charm brother, and was able to do hand in successful
easy turn in
# Mar 04 2008 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
do it the oldschool way, have an enchanter charm him. tbe enchanter doesnt have to be that high level to do it either.
Update
# Apr 25 2007 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
OK pay attention now...!!.....got this done today after reading previous posters....did it this way.....called a friend to log on chanter...while she was exiting her 3d programing and loggin into her chanter.....arose from fd...hit phantom wind hotkey...handed in all 3 items at same time, during the short period of time allowed by PW....and got my robe and some exp....hope this helps...ya dont need sneak ...just get close, fd....clear agro....stand up and hit PW and hand it in.../salute..........OOPS ...a Post Script here ...the good brother DID NOT despawn...


Edited, Apr 25th 2007 2:35pm by truebeliever
Update
# Aug 03 2008 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Confirmed this method works perfectly.

He did respawn for me though, after about 2 secs.
dialogs, faction, etc.
# Oct 19 2006 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Just finished this today, having finally gotten the two blasted pipes. I had earlier run to the Dreadlands hidden valley with them, and Brother Balatin was up! I prepared to try to talk to him and realised I'd left the robe in the bank. I gated to Field of Bone and ran to the bank, then to FV and across DL, only to have Balatin despawn as I was nearing the hidden valley passage. At least I hadn't givevn him the pipes! He in fact warns about that. The message text currently shown is a bit off compared to what I saw tonight.

After that first *****-up, I camped near the spawn point, which is atop the short pyramid at +981, +9057, +1102. The PH is "plaguebone skeleton", who just stands there unlike the other outdoor skeletons. He's a pretty quick respawn, seemed to take about 5 minutes.

When Brother Balatin popped, I used the suggested technique of phantom disc to lull him, then sneak, approaching him from behind. After each piece of dialogue, he would turn to face me and then start attacking (before the lull would normally have worn off), but I could feign him off and then repeat the process to go through the whole dialog.

Brother Balatin turns to look around, very confused. [Phantom Call]
You begin to sneak...
You say, 'Hail, Brother Balatin'

Brother Balatin turns to you. A transparent human face materializes upon the skull. As he speaks, the smell of rotted rat corpses envelops you. You fight the urge to vomit. 'What discipline do you [follow]?'

(repeating the lull, sneak, each time)

You say, 'I follow the brotherhood of the Lost Circle, obstreperous one.'

Brother Balatin says 'Then we are one. The rebirth of our Circle shall start with you. I have waited decades for your arrival. Seek the living brothers within Tunaria. When you have earned your garb, you will be [ready for the true drape].'

You say, 'Stop hitting me! I am ready for the true drape.'

Brother Balatin says 'Seek the broken flute of our master, taken from us by the Iksar twins of Vistrei. To me they will come along with your robe and to you will come the dawning of the new brotherhood.'

(with lull and sneak I easily turned in all three items in a single Give window)

Brother Balatin says 'May you have the correct items or lost forever will be all.'
Brother Balatin says 'May you have the correct items or lost forever will be all.'
Brother Balatin holds his arms out and a fine robe materializes before your eyes. You grab it just in time to see the skeleton fade from existence.
(Balatin despawns.)
Your faction standing with Whistling Fist Brotherhood got better.
Your faction standing with Combine Empire got better.
Your faction standing with Swift Tails got worse.
You gain experience!!

The Robe of the Whistling Fists appeared in my inventory.
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dialogs, faction, etc.
# Nov 08 2006 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
BY THE WAY - if you ever go back to this quest at level 71+ and have the 71 lull, unless you have rank III you may notice its not working due to the reaction radius of the RK I being quite large, simply switch lulls back to the level 65 one to bring that radius down
The turn in
# Sep 12 2006 at 6:40 AM Rating: Decent
After a handful of failed tries turning in to Brother Balatin, I read what was posted and paid close attention to what I was doing... You can do the turn in without good faction or an enchanter by simply sneaking close to Balatin, Hit him with phantom (I used phantom zephyr), RE-SNEAKING, then turn in. Do it fast before the phantom fades, and you're in like Flynn. Good Luck!
Atone and sneak work fine
# Apr 29 2006 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
I did turn in last night (4/29/06). I used atone and sneak and was able to do entire dialog and turn in.

Second time thru monk epic... this method worked 4 yrs ago and doesn't seem to have changed.
SNEAK
# Apr 18 2006 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
After a couple tries using phantom wind, and with no success, I was about to leave then decided to combine SNEAK with Phantom Wind..... it WORKED ! ! !
no more paci!
# Feb 16 2006 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
bugger, lol.
i can confirm that the paci thing don't work anymore, just tried it three times to be sure... just says i don't need this item for both the pipes and the robe of the lost circle, and gives all three back to me.

now to go find a necro or ench. darn it.

Edited, Thu Feb 16 00:28:31 2006
Doing the Robe Again
# Jul 26 2005 at 8:01 PM Rating: Good
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I completed epic on my monk - I now wish to go back and do the robe again for the song haste - anyone know if this is possible? Can anyone confirm that robe will work if I do it agian? Thanks for any help!
RE: Doing the Robe Again
# Feb 16 2006 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
the same effect on the robe is the effect on the epic themselves, isn't it ? i can't see why you would want to redo the robe.
RE: Doing the Robe Again
# Apr 12 2006 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
Nope. This effect is the same as the level 7 bard song. Same exact one, in fact.

The epic is much... much better.
Pawbuster 7 day spawn cycle
# Jul 11 2005 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I discovered the pawbuster is on a 7 day spawn cycle. I imagine the betrayer is too.
Pawbuster 7 day spawn cycle
# Dec 25 2006 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
Pawbuster is definitly not on a 7 day spawn cycle me and a friend both got out pipes from KC from one full day of camping
Phantom Wind
# Jul 01 2005 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
I also can confirm that Phantom Wind was successful for turn-in, had a second monk there to chain lull, but it was not needed. Next day I completed my epic and helped with two monk epic Kills
Phantom Call
# Jul 07 2004 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
After several unsuccessful attempts to use the FD / Sneak method to Talk to Brother Balatin, I decided to try the Phantom line of monk Paci on him, and just hand him the 3 pieces. I can confirm that this worked perfectly. I phantom called him, and handed him the 2 pipes and Robe without even hailing him. He handed me the RoTWF and despawned. No problem.
MQ
# Jul 07 2004 at 2:16 PM Rating: Default
can you MQ the pipes
Iksar Betrayer
# Dec 11 2003 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
Good map!

http://www.circleofsouls.org/maps/Kunark/Chardok.jpg

I believe the spot is still -100, -300 for Betrayer.
Please let me know if it has changed.

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Inner Fury
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macros
# Aug 09 2003 at 4:17 AM Rating: Default
For any 1 thats wondering how 2 macro a certain thing with a right effect click its rather simple for monks its usually there final form epic (celestial fist) but what you do is look in hotbuttons list from left 2 right where ever your flying kick is remember the number of the spot then open options go to key board click on movement scroll down to macros then clcik on it youll see a list find the hot button slot that your FK is in then what ever number it is click that into it after this go to inventory and put the graphic where FK is
RE: macros
# Nov 06 2003 at 5:24 PM Rating: Default
Yeah um what I think he means is don't worry about having to keep making the song go off. What I plan to do is the same thing I did with sense heading and just stick it in the number 2 slot and just keep hitting 1 and 2 over and over in battle, number 1 being my extra attack. Once I get my epic it seems like this should work the same. I'm really glad they make you get rid of the chest item and wear a hand item for epic because I really wouldn't want to have to choose between epic and fungi tunic, fungi is just too fun...

Bordon (lvl 51 Monk)

PS- Wish me luck on Chardok pipe camp this weekend, that's all that is left for me.
RE: macros
# Oct 12 2003 at 12:13 AM Rating: Default
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For any 1 thats wondering how 2 macro a certain thing with a right effect click its rather simple for monks its usually there final form epic (celestial fist) but what you do is look in hotbuttons list from left 2 right where ever your flying kick is remember the number of the spot then open options go to key board click on movement scroll down to macros then clcik on it youll see a list find the hot button slot that your FK is in
With ya 100% so far
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then what ever number it is click that into it
not a clue what this means.
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after this go to inventory and put the graphic where FK is
understand the last bit fine.
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