Tarton's Wheel  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Spell
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu May 31 16:21:32 2001
Modified: Tue Jun 1 16:23:37 2021
This quest begins with Sulgar at location is 3030, -2395, -58, in Everfrost (just into the main area of Everfrost and to the north boundary).

You say, 'Hail, Sulgar'

Sulgar says 'Hail, traveler! Would you happen to [know] the location of any of the spokes of Tarton's Wheel?'

You say, 'What is Tarton's Wheel?'

Sulgar says 'Tarton's Wheel was a device that Tarton constructed to let him travel through the planes. If you are [interested] in helping me reassemble it, I will [reward] you well.'

You say, 'What reward?'

Sulgar says 'If you bring me the [Staff of the Wheel] and the [Star of Eyes], I will reward you with a rune of frost and a rune of the astral - for personal use, of course..'

You say, 'What is the Staff of the Wheel?'

Sulgar says 'The Staff of the Wheel and the Star of Eyes are made by combining the ten spokes of Tarton's Wheel in a [wheel case].'

You say, 'What wheel case?'

Sulgar says 'I will lend you this wheel case - put the ten spokes of the wheel in it when you have collected them. I did say lend, however. I shall need the case back. Once you have constructed the Staff of the Wheel and the Star of Eyes, I will trade you them for a rune of frost and a rune of the astral.'

You receive "A glowing chest" (identifies as "Tartons Wheel Case"), a 10-slot TEMPORARY container, and a Tome of the Wheel, which reads:






In the crossing
Of the waters
Rests a ship
On its side

Drowned sailors
Swim around it
Past this ship
The Azia lies.

In the land
Of wind and snow
This stream of water
Does not flow

Below the ice
Upon dry land
The Beza rests
Held by no hand

In the Lake of Rathe
An island looms
It hides a treasure
In its womb

A stone tower
Protected sleeps
Those who guard it
Can not weep

A cauldron stews
But does not boil
Its edges rock
Not dirt or soil

Inside the cauldron
Lurks a door
The Dena lies
Some paces score

Once Trolls did live
Within these halls
Then vengeance struck
Their might did fall

A well of water
Upside down
The Ena rests
Yet does not drown

The tears of Marr
A pool do make
Two towers stand
Within this lake

In one tower
Guarded high
The Fana dreams
Of sleeping dry

Upon the mountain
Through the pass
The Tiger Roars
With eyes of glass

The Tiger sees
The waters fall
Geza is held
Under its thrall

Under this city
Upon the coast
Tunnels stretch
And secrets boast

Two dark pits
Within the ground
Fins circle Heda
Round and round

Under the Mountain
Where the sunless mass
The Blind Fish swims
With eyes of glass

The Blind Fish sees
Through azure haze
The Izah rests
Within its gaze

Upon this house
Was laid a Doom
Its owners rise
From beyond the tomb

Now sunken is
A Dwarven crest
Where the Jaka lies
But can not rest

There are 10 pieces that you need scattered across the face of Norrath, each called "A Rod."

The locations are as follows:
(1) [azia] On the ocean floor in Eruds Crossing past the zombie boat where the zombie sailors hang out. (location - neg 1162, pos 2340);

Here are some video guides on the original zones. These videos are not for the revamped zones.

(2) [beza] In the underwater cave in the Everfrost plains. It is in the "house" all the way back and right in the cave, where 3 dry bones guard it in the center of the room;

(3) [caza] Lake Rathetear. Underneath the first island you see is an underwater tunnel leading to a stone tower. It's on the top floor of the tower. (You need enduring breath for this one);

(4) [Dena] Dagnor's Cauldron, right outside the entrance to Kedge Keep, at -890, -740. If you face with your back to Kedge, it is directly diagagonally left, in a corner - or you can swim straight out and down from Unrest;

(5) [Ena] Lower Guk in the Reanimated hand room. This one is the only one you need a group for, unless you're brave and kamakaze it. Warning, the floor is the same color as the rod in this room and it makes it very hard to find with the hand and the dar beating on you;

(6) [Fana] Southern Desert of Ro, northern section, in the underwater tower in the lake, at +3695, -1740, -35;

(7) [Geza] Highhold Pass, on the patio at The Tiger's Roar, at -175, 449

(8) [Heda] Qeynos Aqueducts, in the shark pit;

(9) [Izah] Neriak in the water in front of the bar called "the blind fish". The bar has 4 glass windows that are underwater, and the rod spawns right in front of those windows;

(10) [Jaka] Unrest in the water outside the right side of the house near where the the gnome spelunker is. Instead of going into the tunnel that leads to him, you go a little right of that entrance and there's a very short passage where you can find the rod.

You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Staff of the Wheel.
You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Star of Eyes.

Turn these in for your reward. (NOTE: With the recent revamp of the spell research system, the Rune rewards have each been replaced with "Shattered Rune". We need confirmation (8ish years after the spell research revamp) that this quest is still messed up)
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Dumb Question
# May 31 2001 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Unfortunately, for all those twinkers out there, the components are also No Drop. So just wait till they can invis themselves, or buy them a WHOLE bunch of invis potions, cause there's no other way you're getting it.

# May 26 2001 at 9:58 PM Rating: Default
I obtained all the rods and am stuck when Sulgar asks if you are [interested] in the [reward].
# May 25 2001 at 5:27 PM Rating: Default
What am I missing? I collected the rod in Dagnor's and then tried for the one in HH. Tells me I can't pick up an item I already have (Lore).

I thought each rod was unique?

A rod
# May 24 2001 at 8:01 PM Rating: Default
The rod can also be found in Highhold Pass in the water near a bridge.
ivist vs undead
# May 22 2001 at 10:02 AM Rating: Default
i have looked everywhere for invis vs undead potion, could someone please tell where to buy it
# May 22 2001 at 10:00 AM Rating: Default
i have been to unrest several times and cannot locate the rod in the pond by the gnome.. please help with loc this is driving me crazy
RE: unrest
# May 24 2001 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
ok, when you are at the tunnel entrance underwater to go to the gnome, face into the tunnel. now turn COMPLETELY around. go forward, then go up and you should be in another tunnel area. go as far up as possible and look down, you should see the orange rod.
lvl 15 and i already have 3 rods...HHP, unrest, and cauldren.
No Drops
# May 22 2001 at 1:36 AM Rating: Default
Are these rods no drops or can I use more than one character to obtain them then just hand them over to my wizzie?
one of the easyest quests
# May 15 2001 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
Well, my lvl 9 wizard just finished this quest on ayonae ro server, this thing is a joke you run from place to place gathering rods, the hard one and only hard one was the one in lower guk witch just took me to ask the 60 monk in the magi group to go kill hand and frog then i walk up there and grab it. well, the one in lake rath caused me a problem, the epic person was up and invis droped as i grabed rod so i died =P but corpse had rod =P
# Apr 20 2001 at 7:48 AM Rating: Default
Last night I got most of the rods.

Erud's Crossing was a joke, the rod is no longer protected by sharks.

Dagnor's Cauldron was another simple search and find - no mobs guard it

Oasis I got a superior Camo and nothing saw me

Highhold I got this al long time ago - no mobs guard it

Unrest another easy one - no mobs guard it

Neriak was simple, used invis and nobody saw me

Qeynos was the hardest for me there are actually some hard mobs there now - took 2 hours cause I coldnt find my corpse.

Thats all will get the rest tonight. Not worried about Guk because ppl pull the hand room all the time. I figure I will shout for someone to pull the room. Everfrost should be easy and Lake Rathe I am hoping that it wont be any more difficult than Oasis (cross my fingers). Find a lvl 39 druid and you could do all this in a few hours:)

24th Wiz

(ps 20 minute spawn time on rods)
# Mar 03 2001 at 10:49 PM Rating: Default
After Dying in the tower in oasis, i was not in the mood to get the rod in rathe lake tear, wich is real far under the flame hill.
Then someone told me Wolf form !!

It worked pretty well, they were apprehensive to me, i took the rod, my heart about to explode.

lvl 45 Wizard
# Apr 20 2001 at 7:39 AM Rating: Default
I did this last night... I used camo and none of them saw me :)

24th Wiz
# Apr 17 2001 at 8:31 AM Rating: Default
Well, i used invis on both the Oasis and the Rathe towers and none of them bastards saw me. The only rod in the whole quest that was hard to get was the Guk rod, phew that place is a crawling nightmare.

lvl 30wiz
Lake Rathe Rod
# Jan 30 2001 at 11:03 PM Rating: Default
I am still looking for the ent to the cave in lake rathe. Can anyone help? please give exact loc and on which island.
RE: Lake Rathe Rod
# Feb 03 2001 at 3:02 PM Rating: Default
When you enter from lake rathe, jst jump off the dock and swim straight to the first island you see, the entrance is on the wall of that island underwater facing the lake rathe zone. If you go underwater and look around a bit you will find it. you NEED Endure breath for this one by the way, it just cant be done without it.

Keep going after entering and you will enter a large cave area out of the tunnel eventually, hit the ceiling when you see the tower and float over the top. Con the three goblins on the top floor (i assume you are invisible) and if none arent indifferent then swim down and grab the rod. If do see invis, come back later. :)

Sometimes they seen invis and other times they dont, at least thats what happened to me with the Oasis of Marr rod.

Fhieran Olath'Faern
Dark Elven Wizard
RE: Lake Rathe Rod
# Feb 09 2001 at 3:34 PM Rating: Default
The Gobs in LR dont see thru invis. The ones in Oasis do. Just beware, When you pick up the rod your invis will come off and the gobs will attack.
RE: Lake Rathe Rod
# Mar 10 2001 at 6:48 PM Rating: Default
I helped a friend with these parts. The Gobs in LR sometimes CAN see thru invis, they killed my pal but not before he grabbed the loot. And when we did the Oasis tower, all of the gobs there were indiff to him. He just swam in and out, np. So even in Oasis the gobs may not necessarily aggro thru invis.
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RE: Lake Rathe Rod
# Feb 11 2001 at 2:27 AM Rating: Default
your invis doesnt come off when you pick up the rod well it never has for me anyways
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 10 2001 at 6:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 16 2001 at 6:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I usually avoid making posts like this, BUT having read through most of these I felt it worthwhile.
RE: Don't Be Fooled
# Feb 08 2001 at 3:51 AM Rating: Default
Umm let's just use a little common sense.
Con the critters...ready to attack
Cast invis.... con the critters..if it says indifferent you cant be seen..if it still says ready to attack..you can be seen

and guess what..they'll attack...
You are not correct
# Jan 25 2001 at 1:28 PM Rating: Excellent
28 posts
Well maybe you shouldn't have made this post then, I did the whole quest at lvl 32, and invis does work, and most certainly does NOT come off when you pick up the rod.. I was afraid it would, but it doesn't.. And the deepwater Goblins were very red to me.. The only times invis does not work is in Everfrost in the caverns.. The skells will see through, one aggroed on me, which at 32 was blue to me and easily dispatched. The other one where invis won't work is the Lguk rod, you will need help there.. Good strategy is enlisting the help of an enchanter as I did, to mez the reanimated hand for you.. Pick up the rod and gate out.
In Lake Rathe it is a good idea to have water breathing, as it takes some searching to find the rod.. Just ask a level 20+ enchanter to make you some waterstones.. Last but not least, use maps and practice how to use the /loc command if you're using a quest description with /locs to the rods...

Good luck!
Nice flame
# Mar 01 2001 at 7:56 AM Rating: Good
OK, before anyone gets all huffy, lemme explain why this person said invis will fade if you pick something up off the ground.

Invis USED to wear when you pick something up. They fixed that recently.

Keep flames to yourself please, they just make you look bad.
RE: Don't Be Fooled
# Jan 17 2001 at 11:41 AM Rating: Default
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Invisibility most definitely does not come off when you pick up a rod. I did this whole quest at 34 and never died once, and some of those deepwater goblins were red to me. So the risk was always there of invis coming off, but dont bug a druid to wolfform you, its unecessary. The only places you'll need help are Lakerathe and Lower Guk. Good luck wizards.

Sibige Londeir of Tarew Marr
RE: Don't Be Fooled
# Feb 08 2001 at 3:53 AM Rating: Default
And try out the invis thing ahead of time dont take some yoyo's word for it...
cast invis drop an item... then pick up an item ...is invis still there?
Oasis Rod
# Jan 16 2001 at 3:38 PM Rating: Default
The oasis goblin do see invis, I am sure I have invis on and nearly got kill by the goblin...

Lvl 31 High Elf Wiz in Karana
RE: Oasis Rod
# Jan 25 2001 at 1:30 PM Rating: Good
28 posts
Your Invis must have dropped then, I picked it up without any trouble at all, at lvl 32.. Standing in the middle of all the goblins even...

How to get the rod is KOS in Neriak?
# Jan 12 2001 at 10:34 PM Rating: Default
I am a High elf Wiz... Kos in Neriak any special way for me to get in and get the rod? Or just have to invis, pray and get it?

Thanks for whoever answer my question

lvl 30 High Elf Wiz in Karana Server
RE: How to get the rod is KOS in Neriak?
# Jan 25 2001 at 1:35 PM Rating: Good
28 posts
If you do not know Neriak or are not welcomed there, I suggest creating a newbie Dark Elf to get familiar with the waterway area, the guards, and the location of the rod before attempting to grab this one. There are MANY guards that patrol the bridge area but you will be safe in the water.
Once you get the rod, just gate out to wherever.. It was a walk in the park for me.. It was also a very exciting moment in the quest... Knowing that you could get into serious trouble here.. Lots of fun :)

RE: How to get the rod is KOS in Neriak?
# Jan 16 2001 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
I simply used invis, renewing it after every zone. I was also aided by the fact that I know my way around city well enough to be albe to get to a zone quick if I started to lose invis.
At point where pick the rod up at I was far enough away from the guards that they did not agro me and once I had the rod in hand quickly gated back to EC without leaving the water.
Guk is by far hardest rod
# Dec 27 2000 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
I must've been luck, i just invised myself and went straight to the erud's xing rod no problem, but I've yet to even make it to the hand room for the guk rod. Granted, I'm only lvl 21, but with the alarming easiness of the other 9 rods, There must be an easy way to get into the hand room I'm just missing...any suggestions?

Lvl 21 Wizard, E`ci server
RE: Guk is by far hardest rod
# Feb 03 2001 at 8:41 PM Rating: Excellent
The rod in Lower Guk is easy to get if you buy some Invis vs Undead potions. First get a map of Lower guk. Upon entering lower guk cast levitation and use the potion to make yourself invis. After a bit of swiming you will come to what is known as the Bedroom. From there go passed some vampire bats and greater ice bone skellis and you will come to an open room somtimes guarded by gargoyles. Carefull there because they arnt undead and can see you. Using your levitate drop off the side and float down. Take the passage to your north. This is where you REALY need a map as there are alot of side passages. You can yell to find if the hand room is camped but most of the time the group camping for the SMR will also kill the hand. Once you get to the hand room you will need to swim up into the main part of the room. The rod is laying on the floor there.

Altiric Runebinder
35th Wizard on E'CI
RE: Guk is by far hardest rod
# Jan 12 2001 at 11:32 AM Rating: Excellent
28 posts
The Lguk rod is indeed extremely hard compared to the rest of the rods, which are fairly easy to do. I did the quest at lvl 31, bought some waterstones from a mage, which made all the underwater rods quite easy to obtain.. In a lot of the quest sites it lists that the Goblins see through invis, they don't.. Only the skells in Everfrost (in the house in the caves) see through invis and at lvl 31 they were blue to me and quite easy to kill them with two AoE spells..
The Lguk one I did with the help of an enchanter friend who mezzed the hand while I got the rod and we gated out..
Good luck getting the Staff, it's an awesome item for wizzies. And you can turn in the items to get the Runes for the Icecomet spell at the higher levels :)

Yilar Thaughbear
High Elf Wizard
RE: Guk is by far hardest rod
# Feb 03 2001 at 2:54 PM Rating: Default
Ah why didnt I think of that
Time to go harping at some enchanters!!

Fhieran Olath'Faern
Dark Elven Wizard
RE: Guk is by far hardest rod
# Jan 03 2001 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
I was lucky enough to find a high level cleric on his way in. This is the part of the quest you absolutely need Unvis vs Undead and possibly a guide. At level 34 i was attacked twice by live creatures too. All these guys saying their low-level twinks can do this have several high-level buddies escorting them. So really, without someone enduring breath on you in lake rathetear, and a good deal of help in Lower Guk, this quest is not recommended for low-levelers (yeah, i know everyone needs that breath, at any level).

Sibige Londeir
-"i can also kill nagafen at my level, as long as my 75 lvl 60 friends join me.....wait, i cant kill nagafen *sniff* leave me alone *whine*"
# Dec 18 2000 at 9:08 PM Rating: Default
i am a lvl 26 rogue i am prolly going to start this quest soon for the identify item
Qeynos Rod
# Dec 06 2000 at 1:05 PM Rating: Default
Is it possible to reach the Qeynos Aqueducts when Im kos in Qeynos?
RE: Qeynos Rod
# Mar 09 2001 at 5:34 AM Rating: Default
This should be pretty easy with invibility. You only have to get into North Qeynos anyway. Just go into the rogues guild and down into the sewers. Make sure you have levitate here :)
The rod is in the shark pit which is VERY close to the end from the rogues guild. If you do not come in this way then you have the chance of meeting some very nasty spectres and getting lost in those catacombs. Not nice.
RE: Qeynos Rod
# Dec 08 2000 at 7:32 PM Rating: Default
Yes, there is a secret entrance on the side of Qeynos, it looks different, covered in weeds. Facing the gate, go left and you'll see it, you walk through the wall and theres a little pool, swim down that and you'll zone into the Aquaducts. From there you'll have to ask for directions though, cuz I don't remember where the shark pit is. G'luck!
Oasis Rod
# Nov 22 2000 at 11:09 AM Rating: Default
I found that the deepwater goblins in the specter tower in Oasis do see through invis, don't believe anyone else (I found out the hard way, i.e. lil gnomish CORPSE!!!). One way you can just swim right down to the rod and pick it up is with the help of a high lvl druid. Wolf form allows you to swim right up to the goblins and even say hello if ya want, they're shaman, they'll love you. Just tryin to be helpful. Ohh, and btw, you might still want an enduring breath, in case you cant swim.
Star of Eyes
# Oct 20 2000 at 2:30 PM Rating: Default
Is it worth doing this quest for the Star of Eyes if you are not a caster? Identify spell looks nice, but not sure how useful or needed it is in practice.
RE: Star of Eyes
# Oct 20 2000 at 5:20 PM Rating: Default
well if your not a caster its not really worth it hehe since they are both no drop and you turn those back in anyway to get 2 runes for the spell ice comet witch is an awsome spell. Identify is kinda neat I guess I dont see the use of it though. Its supposed to tell you secret attributes to magic items but I havn't seen anything it didnt already tell you. and second of all getting that rod from the animated hand room is extreemly hard to do
# Oct 19 2000 at 5:32 PM Rating: Default
well I'm a tard... hehe it was in the loc it said it was but I saw no sharks accept one that conned blue to me and i'm 20th and I even killed the shark. granted he did hurt me bad I just wanted to see if I could kill him. it was a breeze. although there is a trick that you can do if all those big nasty red ones are arround.....what you do is go and agro all the undead sailors and bolt down to the bottom the sharks will eat the sailors most of the time but you best hurry hehe cause they wont last long
can't find erud's rod
# Oct 18 2000 at 1:22 AM Rating: Default
I was at the axsact loc as a 20th wiz and I didnt see anything is that the right loc or do I nead to search around? its possable someone got it it is extreemly ease to get so no crying about how its too hard to get the only problem is that its not the right loc or it just wasn't there.

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sulgar's ask
# Sep 26 2000 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
Sulgar gives the bracket text [Tarton's Wheel], but you must respond with [Wheel of Tarton].

RE: sulgar's ask
# Oct 16 2000 at 8:42 AM Rating: Default
Thank you for posting this. I was going crazy.
"what are the spokes of Tarton's Wheel"
# Jan 03 2001 at 12:24 PM Rating: Default
ROFL, i responded with: "what is the staff of the wheel" and ended up getting a part of it after obsessing about it for hours. Why is this the first time anyone has mentioned this part of the quest? No one in my guild could figure it out either. I was convinced this part of the npc was "broken".

Sibige Londeir
-...of the the Kindred Spirits of Tarew Marr
What to say next????
# Mar 19 2001 at 5:47 PM Rating: Default
After responding with "tarton wheel" I get him to offer the response including [interested] and [reward] hints but I can not get him to give me the case...please help.
RE: What to say next????
# May 03 2001 at 9:57 PM Rating: Default
I got the case when I talked about the Staff of the wheel, but I couldn't get the hint book.
Can be done at 16, I did, and I am not a twink
# Sep 15 2000 at 8:32 AM Rating: Default
With invis, this quest can be done in full or a good protion. I was 16 when I did the quest. Don't get me wrong I did die alot, alot, like 8 times. And I did need help for the one in Lower Guk dead side. I had to camp three hours until a group decided to camp the Goul Lord. When they did they were nice enough to full the hand, and I was able to swim in the room and grab the rod.
The hard ones
# Sep 13 2000 at 5:00 PM Rating: Default
The hardest rods to get were probably the one in Erud's crossing, the one in Oasis, the one in Lake Rathe, and the one in Lower Guk. The other ones you can pretty much get on your own.

For the sharks I brought a lev 46 cleric and a lev 45 druid. I levitated all of us and then the druid and I stood right over the water where the rod was (Loc -1162, 2340) while the cleric stood in between us and the shoreline. The cleric gave the druid her 400+hp buff and all the others she could and he buffed himself up too as well as using Spirit of Cheetah and then he dove down and pulled the sharks towards the shore. While he was being hit the cleric was healing (be sure not to let the cleric die, she/he needs to be there to rez in case of accidents) and then while the sharks were chasing the druid I dove down and got the rod. Just in case I have the bag already open so if I am being attacked I can put the wand in my bag before I die. (If you start to get attacked by 4 killer sharks you might as well not worry about dying and just worry about getting the rod, because you're going to die anyway. You might as well have the rod when you loot your body.) Oh, one more thing about this part of the quest. If you die, all you have to do is leviate over your body and use your pre-made hotkey (/corpse) while you you are floating above the water where you body is and it will summon your corpse.

For Lake Rathe and Oasis I did the same thing. I brought an enchanter who could turn into an elemental with me. When she was in elemental shape everything conned indifferent so she found where the caster was and told me where it was. As the caster is the only one who can see through invis I snuck around the other way and got the rod while I was invis. Once again, bring the cleric for rezzes.

The rod in lower guk is in the hand room, you basically have to have the group that is camping the hand room help you. There is almost always a group there, just wait there with them and then run in after they kill the hand and get the rod. Gate out immediately, the hand spawns pretty fast.

There's how I did it. I had to use a lot of people to help me. . . so if you have a lot of friends, then you're set.

-Belgazar Lunarblaze
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