Assist Silverwing  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Era:Gates of Discord
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu Jul 15 05:49:45 2004
Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023
You say, 'Hail, Silverwing'

Silverwing says 'So, young one, you have come to seek an audience with me. What do you want? Hurry up and speak carefully. I'm not known for my patience or trust of your kind. Perhaps you can [assist] me by collecting a few items, then I may learn to be more trusting.'

You say, 'I will assist you.'

Silverwing says 'Very well. One of my scouts has been attempting to acquire the locations of powerful, yet inscribable words for me, but has not returned as soon as I'd like. I've grown impatient -- as you might guess. These words contain great magic, I'm sure of it, and when incanted correctly, create a fabled spell of extraordinary power. I had obtained some, but more are missing. Here is my lexicon and a list of found words so far. Go quickly and acquire all eight of the words I need and the spell scroll.'

You receive a book called Silverwing's List, which identifies as "List of missing words," and Silverwing's Lexicon, an 8-slot GIANT container, which identifies as "An empty lexicon." The book reads as follows:

1) Nadox
2) Siren's Grotto
3) The Deep
4) Torment

The four words mentioned are drops, and the mobs they drop from can appear to glow. The drops have been reported as follows:
  • Crypt of Nadox:
    • A Broken Skull Acolyte
    • A Broken Skull Seeker
  • Siren's Grotto:
    • A Siren Myrmidon
  • The Deep:
    • An Elder Thought Horror
    • A Thought Horror
    • A Thought Horror Evoker
  • Plane of Torment:
    • A Kaniz Hunter
    • A Kaniz Ravager
The four words not mentioned in the list are ground spawns: one outside Venril Sathir's room in Karnor's Castle, one in King Tranix's room in Nagafen's Lair (a.k.a. Solusek B), one in the center of the circle in the first house on the right from zone-in in the Plane of Valor, and one straight out in the hallway from zone-in in the Temple of Veeshan.

Combine all eight words in the book to craft a non-container Silverwing's Lexicon. Give this to Silverwing.

Silverwing says 'I'm somewhat impressed, stranger. You cannot imagine the power this spell may unleash. Take this reward and leave me. If the reward I have given you is not pleasing, hand it back and I will give you a different one. Make haste and leave me be, for I will need to recite this spell in private.'

Casters get a Ring of the Silver Dragon, and melee classes get an Earring of the Brood. If you'd rather have the other, for whatever reason, give what you got back to Silverwing.

Silverwing says 'How utterly obtuse and arrogant. How about this one then?'

You receive the other one.
Submitted by: Jinieren Sa'onserei
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Quest Broken on Ragefire
# Aug 30 2017 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
This quest is currently BROKEN on our time locked progression server Ragefire. The ground spawn Inscribable Words are NOT spawning in King Tranix's throne room and also NOT spawning in Temple of Veeshan. I have used /bug to report the problem and also used the Daybreak Games support procedure to report the quest as broken. I got one reply saying they would send the information to someone to see if it could be fixed...and that was about 2 months ago. No help as of yet.

Yellexin Angelsword
Shaman of the 65th Season
Team Leader for False Prophecy
Quest Broken on Ragefire
# Sep 07 2017 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Well....maybe if I had read better. This quest is listed as being in "era" for Gates of Discord. I guess it isn't ready to be completed yet. SIGH!

Quest Broken on Ragefire
# Sep 05 2017 at 8:20 AM Rating: Excellent
Yellexin wrote:
This quest is currently BROKEN on our time locked progression server Ragefire. The ground spawn Inscribable Words are NOT spawning in King Tranix's throne room and also NOT spawning in Temple of Veeshan. I have used /bug to report the problem and also used the Daybreak Games support procedure to report the quest as broken. I got one reply saying they would send the information to someone to see if it could be fixed...and that was about 2 months ago. No help as of yet.

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Shaman of the 65th Season
Team Leader for False Prophecy

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Quest Broken on Ragefire
# Sep 07 2017 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Done. Reported on Forums.

Yellexin Angelsword
Shaman of the 65th Season
Team Support Leader, False Prophecy guild, Ragefire server
ground spawns
# Dec 14 2007 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
NM, found the one i needed.

Edited, Dec 24th 2007 10:07am by ddaoman
Ground spawn respawn time
# Aug 21 2005 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
I am doing this quest for 2 characters together, and the ground spawns take exactly 1 hour to respawn.
Ground Spawns
# May 10 2005 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Does anyone have the exact loc of any of the word ground spawns? I can't find the veeshan one.
RE: Ground Spawns
# May 11 2005 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
At the entrance after you go down the hallways with the pictures you'll come across a door on your left or right. Go in either, then head to middle of the crossroads which lead to various north, west, or east sides. In the middle of the crossraods is a big pillar-like thing. Retrace a couple of steps back and you should see it, or someone else took it recently and it hasn't respawned yet.
Also from...
# Mar 12 2005 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
We just got the words in The Deep. They dropped from An Ancient Thought Horror for ranger epic 1.5. I just thought I would share that.
Reorx Fyreforge
Black Dragon Legion
drop frequency
# Jan 29 2005 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
I have done this quest 3 times now and in regards to the DEEP. First time I did this quest, I spent countless hours at the shrink wand camp trying for a drop. I must have spent 40+ hours and only was able to get some spells / componants and the occasional shroud from the named guy. Eventually I had friends help kill elders to get a drop. This was about 4 months ago. Well today, Took the cleric / necro in and the very first Evoker dropped the indescribable words. 4 clearings later, another evoker dropped the words. This was approximately 30 mobs with two drops. which tells me i'm epically lucky as of yesterday, or they have increased the drop rate on evokers near the elders. BTW, elders are now slowable.
CoN drop
# Jan 08 2005 at 12:04 AM Rating: Good
The easyest way I have found to kill them is to take over the Alter room where Spiritseeker Nadox spawns.

This on most maps is marked as Alter room. From the hidden backway you coem into the room where " A Cloister Sentinel " spawns. on the map you will see a rectangular room just north of that, this is the spot.

The room has 13 mobs in and around it. all of them are Seekers, Acolytes or Prophets. I was getting a word drop ever other clearing of this room.

If you run out of those mobs and have extra time you can pull from the rooms to the west often marked on maps as Ironmaden room.

Hope this helps
What words?
# Dec 16 2004 at 6:17 AM Rating: Excellent
16 posts
Since you can't identify the words, it's a bit of a trick to use an unintended feature to magic up the item number. You do this by making an item link and putting a semicolon in front of it. No space between semicolon and link. If you do it right, it will tell you that you issued an invalid command, and what that command was.

You get a bunch of numbers, like so...

;A Broken Dragorn Sword Tip
Invalid Command:

The first part is item number, the 00001s are empty aug slots (though that by no means guarantees you can even aug the item once, and I have seen none with five slots), and at the end of the last 00001, the unique item ID, and the trailing A is the first word of the item's actual name.

Likewise, this works for inscribable words. These are the item number (ie the first set of numbers) plus zone of origin for each.

0069332 Deep
0069331 Siren's Grotto
0069330 Torment
0069329 Nadox
0069328 Karnor's Castle
0069327 Solusek B, Nagafen's Lair
0069326 Plane of Valor
0069325 Temple of Veeshan

spawn times
# Oct 29 2004 at 3:38 AM Rating: Excellent
45 posts
In case anyone is interested about the ground spawns repop time , here is the best info i got for ya.
Tonight while scooping up all the ground spawns, i headed to poV first . I knew where that drop was cuz i had seen it before. It was there, I gathered. Then I headed to DL . As i arrived, and made my way down to VS's area , i saw a warrior in the area. I asked if he was there for the ground spawn , or VS - but he was there for the spawn . He had just picked it up . I asked the warrior which others he needed so that he and i were not bumping routes, and he said Sol B.
At this point, i headed out of KC, and met a druid friend in poK . We ported to CS- and made our way to ToV to collect the ground spawn from there. It was laying on the floor and i gathered.
Since i knew the warrior had just headed to Sol B , i decided to check KC again, and sure enough , the ground spawn was there. After i gathered that , i headed to Sol B and the ground spawn i needed there was also laying there.
So while i dont have any exact time, i can tell you its a short period of time between ground spawns. Most certainly less than 45 min.
# Oct 16 2004 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
on handing back the earring Silverwing says,
"How utterly obtuse and arrogant. How about this one then?"
and gives you the ring instead.
giving back the ring gives the same reply and the earring back.
RE: rewards
# Oct 16 2004 at 2:11 PM Rating: Good
6,998 posts
Thanks. Look like the exchange is only worthwhile on Firiona Vie, perhaps.
RE: silverwing quest
# Sep 14 2004 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
Has anyone tried giving the ring/earring back to Silverwing? Do you just get the other item?
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 23 2004 at 2:16 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you CANNOT.
RE: silverwing quest
# Oct 17 2004 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
Doing this quest with my Druid and she got the Earring (unuseable by Druids) and handed it back to get the Ring...

Silverwing seems to always give the Earring first, and regardless of what class is doing the turn in...
RE: silverwing quest
# Oct 14 2004 at 10:45 AM Rating: Good
6,998 posts
thangdien wrote:

They are class specific and no drop. The reward will be given to you based on your class.

NO DROP doesn't mean you can't give it to a mob; it simply means you can't give it to another player.

The question arises about alternate rewards because Silverwing itself mentions the possibility in its last line of dialogue above. It's still unanswered as far as I know.

Edited, Thu Oct 14 11:46:33 2004
RE: silverwing quest
# Jun 13 2005 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
u always get the melee reward first, wathever class u are, u do turn it in again to the quest npc to get the item u want, its nodrop yes, dont mean u cant turn it in, i do turn in nodrop stuff for quests all the time, and yes, i did all the VP ones too
ground spawns
# Sep 08 2004 at 4:01 PM Rating: Default
whats respawn on the ground spawns?
drop rates
# Sep 02 2004 at 10:53 AM Rating: Default
Worst camp so far is the Nadox ones for drops. Got the other 3 in a reasonable timeframe but after clearing the room for 4 hours i still didn't see a drop.

2 words dropped in 6 kills off the elder thought horrors. These are unmezable, unslowable, unpaxable, and unrootable and hit for 500. Better bring a good posse. Otherwise kill the easy ones, but that will probably take a while.

SG was about an hour to get to a good spot and 1-2 more hours to get 2 drops. Probably 1 in 20 kills.

Torment was about about 1 in 20 or 25 off ravagers or hunters. No clean camp spot there so unless you pull to the bridge expect adds on your camp. If you pull to the bridge then you have a few other mobs in the way to clear each cycle.
RE: drop rates
# Oct 17 2004 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
Just thought I would mention, in about 500 kills of horror trash on the far side of the Deep, I have never seen the words. Either that is one hell of a long streak of bad luck, or they only drop off elders. I've given up trying to solo that part and will collect the others first, then get some friends down to kill the elders.
RE: drop rates
# Oct 31 2004 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
I got the word from the deep at the intersection just before Koxiux the Imperceptible off A Thought Horror Spiriter, if i recall correctly. I was there solo, and only had a chance to get in about 3 kills before I had to go.
# Aug 30 2004 at 12:33 PM Rating: Default

Where exactly does the (A Siren Myrmidon) pop in SG? I've never seen it on my way thru the zone.
# Sep 02 2004 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
down the "hole" in the north part of the zone. you go all the way down to the bottom and swim north and come up behind them. break in is kind of a ***** can of the ones you can see that aggro in the water.
# Sep 04 2004 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent

Thkx for the info.
# Aug 23 2004 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
The glow from the words has been removed. Now you just have to get lucky.
One to go
# Aug 21 2004 at 5:18 AM Rating: Default
155 posts
After finally getting to ally faction ( i'll never harm another Guardian wurm) a total of about 20 hours grinding in mistmoore over a couple days. I started to gather the words, well the ground spawn ones were rather easy at first, 2 I found right off the bat , and a third later that evening after a raid, I do believe that Tormax's was the hardest to find up , probably because of the way level 65's like to pillage that chamber, the last I obtained the next day sometime. The dropped ones I knew were going to pose a challenge, I had read other posts and noticed the long hours involved. Anyhow I just stuck to the Origional post at the top and within around 4 hours total , including KEI stops in PoK, I had 3 of the words. The Torment drop from a Kaniz Hunter about 1 hour total on that one, (and that included the wipe). Next we hit the deep and boy is that place over crowded with mobs, whoever populated that zone is out of their tree, I mean common, Invis breaks and you get 11 adds. About 2 hrs on that one, on to Nadox.
Oh by the way this is all me 65 Monk, a 65 shaman and a 65 paladin , well an AFK paladin, and a teency bit of Beastlord to get it going.
Killing the light blue Alcolyte's wasnt showing much promise, as I'd been there before soloing them cause it went kinda fast. However this time the shaman was with me and I picked up a 48 cleric for some easy PL'ing , * why not share it * so we started at the light blue alcolyte's again , nothing for 30 mins,, move down the hall towards spiritseeker nadox's room and start killing the Dark blue ,( drk blue to lvl 65 now I'm talkin) Seekers and Alcolytes and within 20 mins, Drop. all in 4hrs time max. So Get to it. We killed that spiritseeker Nadox guy too, Monk tanking, resist his ae easy with 300+ dis resists, dropped the belt and only that. Good luck,, its worth doing !
RE: One to go
# Oct 14 2004 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
The deep is very easy to AE because the mobs have low HP. At least with a druid. Regen, DS and two AEs should clear any pre-bridge train. It gets a litlte hairier when you get close to Ssra.
final update
# Aug 11 2004 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
51 posts
about 12 hours of clearing spiritmasters room until I saw the page. ********* IMO
# Aug 09 2004 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
51 posts
Another tidbit / update. I did get the Deep page off an Evoker. It took about 10 hours of mass Horror slaughter. So far I've been clearing the Spiritmaster's room for about 8 hours. No pages... so luck is definately playing a big part in this quest.
The Deep
# Aug 05 2004 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
51 posts
The drop from The Deep must be more common off Elder Thought Horrors than normal ones. The only mob I have found with it is an elder. Killing Thought horrors over the bridge for 3 hours yielded nothing. 2 boxing 65 nec + 65 enc I can walk through the caves ripping things up so you can imagine, I have killed a lot of thought horrors. I may try the elder who is glowing but Im still shivering from the days when THO raids were hard. THO takes, what, 3 groups now? lol
Why 65?
# Aug 02 2004 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
Most of the droped items appear to drop from 55-61 level mobs why then is the quest listed as 65?
I have to be missing somthing?
SolB word?
# Aug 01 2004 at 1:26 AM Rating: Decent
Can anyone give me an exact loc of the SolB groundspawn please? Ive been back several times over several days and cant find it
RE: SolB word?
# Aug 01 2004 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
Right in front of King Tranix's throne. When I got it, I saw Nagafen was up. Rather than spending a bunch of time clearing, I simply ran in, grabbed it, and headed for Naggy's room for a courtesy port out.
Final Dialogue
# Jul 31 2004 at 2:14 PM Rating: Excellent
Final Dialogue:

Silverwing says 'I'm somewhat impressed, stranger. You cannot imagine the power this spell may unleash. Take this reward and leave me. If the reward I have given you is not pleasing, hand it back and I will give you a different one. Make haste and leave me be, for I will need to recite this spell in private.'

NO final faction hit.

On a side note, in the deep I'd suggest camping the Elders, cause the normal mobs drop it extremely rare, while the Elders drop it pretty common. But beware, they have huge agro ranges and you will get adds on every pull which you dont expect. You are also unable to paci them. The Thought Horror Overlord is permarooted so dont mind him.


Edited, Sun Aug 1 13:42:44 2004
RE: Final Dialogue
# Jul 31 2004 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
6,998 posts
Updated, thanks.
# Jul 30 2004 at 2:30 PM Rating: Default
I have 3 of the 4 ground spawns needed for this quest. I am missing the one in Venril Sathir's room. I have been there 3 or 4 times over the past 2 days and can't seem to find it. Does anyone have any idea exactly where in his room I can find it? Or spawn times on the item? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

thanks :)

RE: Help!
# Jul 30 2004 at 7:42 PM Rating: Default
The ground spawn isn't actually in VS's room. Its outside his room where VSR spawns. Same spot most people kill VS. It spawns on the floor between the 2 doors to VS's room. Hope this helps.
A Kaniz Ravager
# Jul 27 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
I went to torment with a 65 Druid, and duoed, skipping all other mobs excluding Kaniz Hunters, because I thought only they dropped the Words.

However, we were forced to fight a kaniz ravager, the one at zone-in, and well, he drops the Words. Just a heads-up that a Kaniz Ravager can also drop the Inscribable Words.
RE: A Kaniz Ravager
# Jul 28 2004 at 1:37 AM Rating: Good
6,998 posts
Updated, thanks.
# Jul 24 2004 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
How common are the drops off mobs?
RE: Rarity
# Jul 29 2004 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
It all depends. Do yourself a favor and have your particle effects up a bit. It helps you to see that certain mobs glow and these are the mobs that drop the words.

In the Deep, it took me approximately 3 hours to get one and that was only because it dropped for another group nearby.

In Nadox, it took about 2.5 hours of clearing the Spiritmaster room and it dropped off of a seeker.

SG was easy. There were 4 glowing mobs up when we went, so most of the group got one in 15 minutes. I know someone else did it, and it took about 2 hours clearing to get one to pop.
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