Best the Taskmistress  

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Level:60
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
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Era:Gates of Discord
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Group Size:Raid
Min. # of Players:6
Max. # of Players:18
Appropriate Classes:
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Entered: Sat Jul 31 18:25:07 2004
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020
You say, 'Hail, Ranguali'

Ranguali squints and stares as if sizing you up. 'Another adventurer come to the coliseum looking for fame and glory? Hmph. You have no idea what you're up against. [Taskmistress Krisz] would destroy you in the blink of an eye. She keeps the slaves here in line and she keeps the Legion of Mata Muram in line. Only a fool would dare to even look at her wrong, much less incur her wrath.'

You say, 'Who is Taskmistress Krisz?'

Ranguali says 'Did you not hear a word I said? She's dangerous beyond your wildest imagination. I've seen her cut a man in half with a single swing.' He shrugs and continues, 'If by some chance you're several orders of magnitude more powerful than the other imbeciles that faced her and failed, come speak with me after you've defeated Krisz. There are [rewards] to be had for besting the Taskmistress and I've made it my business to learn all about them.'

You say, 'What rewards?'

If you don't have evidence of her death:

Ranguali looks at you quizzically. 'You . . . have to kill her first. You realize this? Come back to me if and ONLY if you've killed Krisz and have something to show for it. Otherwise, don't waste my time.'

Fur of Taskmistress Krisz

If you have the Fur of Taskmistress Krisz in your inventory:

Ranguali says 'Well now. I see you recovered a section of the Taskmistress's fur. She always did pride herself on the sheen of her coat.' He nods and continues, 'You can take advantage of her grooming habits by sewing together a bag from the fur. Unfortunately there's not enough here to work with. You would need four more lengths of Pristine Ixt Fur.'

Combine the Fur of Taskmistress Krisz with 4 x Pristine Ixt Fur in a sewing kit or loom (no-fail combine) to produce a Braided Horsehair Handbag.

Taskmistress Krisz's Head

If you have Taskmistress Krisz's Head in your inventory, you see this:

Ranguali says 'Yes, that is exactly what I wanted to see. The head of Taskmistress Krisz herself. There's bound to be someone out there that would reward you handsomely for this grisly trophy. She made an awful lot of enemies. Keep your eyes open.'

Caridwi in Yxxta is who you want (in the Primal Caves).

For information about getting past the locked door to the Primal Caves, see this quest entry.

You say, 'Hail, Caridwi'

Caridwi is whistling an unusual tune. As she speaks, her song continues. The overlapping effect of the music and her melodious voice is haunting. 'Greetings, ______. It's not often that someone visits me here. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw another person. Ever since that day in the Coliseum my life has been so strange. Time has all but lost its meaning, and I see the most unusual things. Have you come to hear my [story], or would you like me to explain what the world looks like [through my eyes]?'

You say, 'Through your eyes.'

Caridwi says 'It's difficult to describe. Things that used to be clear to me are now non-distinct, and . . . I see visions . . . that are inexplicably real but defy all common logic. It's as if the world has changed around me. As I gaze upon you everything is a blur. I'm sorry. Please take no offense.'

You say, 'What's your story?'

Caridwi smiles and nods emphatically. 'It would be my pleasure to relate my story to you, ______. My passion is beautiful music and my songs bring hope to people when they need it most. I shared this gift with my fellow nihil in Riwwi and anyone else who would listen, as I share it now with you. One day the Taskmistress arrived to check on her underlings in the Coliseum. She heard my voice and slowly trotted up to me. She seemed genuinely interested in the effect my music had on the other Nihil. I remember smiling politely and singing her one of my favorite ballads, but suddenly everything went black. As far as I can tell I've been in this place ever since. What happened that day, I wonder? What became of the Taskmistress? My thoughts always return to her for some reason, as if our fates are entwined.'

Give her Taskmistress Krisz's Head. She will despawn and respawn as Caridwi the Avenged on the same spot, still targeted.

Caridwi the Avenged gasps. Her ghostly skin grows even more pale as she comes to grips with her fate. 'Oh my. She . . . killed me, didn't she? Krisz slew me in front of everyone I knew and loved. Her fate is entwined with mine no longer. I will sing one last song and then leave this world. Thank you for avenging me, ______. The leather choker around Krisz's neck may prove of some use to you.'
You gain experience!!
You gain experience!!

You receive a Choker of Centaur Slaying.

You say, 'Hail, Caridwi the Avenged'

Caridwi the Avenged is whistling an unusual tune. As she speaks, her song continues. The overlapping effect of the music and her melodious voice is haunting. 'Greetings, ______. It's not often that someone visits me here. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw another person. Ever since that day in the Coliseum my life has been so strange. Time has all but lost its meaning, and I see the most unusual things. Have you come to hear my [story], or would you like me to explain what the world looks like [through my eyes]?'

The prompts result in the same dialogues as normal Caridwi provides.

Hilt of a Snapped Blade

If you have the Hilt of a Snapped Blade from Taskmistress Krisz in your inventory, you see:

Ranguali grins, his eyes gleaming. 'Incredible work, ______. You did it! I wish I could have seen the look on her face when she died. Now, what you have here is half of a legendary weapon called Equifinis. All you need to do is locate the other half and reforge the blade. The hilt should merge with its missing half easily when heated over the coals of a forge.'

Tip of a Snapped Blade

Need dialogues.

Pieces of a Snapped Blade

If you have the Hilt of a Snapped Blade from Taskmistress Krisz and the Tip of a Snapped Blade from various named in Yxxta, Ranguali will congratulate you and explain how to complete the weapon (dialogues needed). This involves combining the two quest items in a forge (no-fail combine).

You can no longer advance your skill from making this item.
You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Equifinis.

Block of Jade-flecked Clay

If you have the Block of Jade-flecked Clay in your inventory:

Ranguali says 'And what's this, ______? A block of special clay that you wrested from Krisz. It's magical, obviously. Even a novice potter could sculpt with the clay if they had the right sketch to work from. Hmm. Assuming you located such a sketch, it would only require water and sculpting tools to finish the job.'

Combine the Block of Jade-flecked Clay, Centaur Figurine Sketch (random drop from mobs in Yxtta), Sculpting Tools and Water Flask in a Pottery Wheel to craft an Unfired Centaur Figurine (trivial 15, no-fail combine); you get the Sculpting Tools back. Combine the Unfired Centaur Figurine with a High Quality Firing Sheet in a Kiln to craft a Chiseled Jade Figurine (trivial 15, no-fail combine).

You have become better at Pottery! (10)
You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Unfired Centaur Figurine.

You have become better at Pottery! (11)
You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Chiseled Jade Figurine.

Any missing dialogues in here?

More information needed: dialogues, faction hits, any other missing information.
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NOFAIL
# Jan 20 2014 at 5:14 PM Rating: Good
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yes the 14 slot bag is a no-fail combine.
Tried to solo with 85 nec and merc
# Sep 17 2011 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Tried with 85 Nec (no UF & no HOT spells,no UF and no HoT AA, sub-Tower geared (from lower Raids than Tower), 4k AA
Used T5 Heal Merc. And EM6 summoned Tank-Pet.

Got her to 9%. Ate Merc because of ramp at the end. Had her fully debuffed (Orb of Tishan Click, Scent of Midnight Line highest Spell, Scent of Terris, slowed her with Willsapper. Wore off at the end, couldnt get to restick (2xresisted). Had backup-Pet but pressed wrong AA hotkey (for summoning pet instead of unpacking :P) So had to FD with 0% HP.

Don't bother with Firedots, even fully necro debuffed AND using Focused Arcanum or whats that low resist AA called? they stuck only about 1/5 to 1/4.

Go magic and poison. Cast Pet-rune everytime it was up. Tried to help merc heal,too.

Edited, Sep 20th 2011 4:51am by Hylaria
No-fail combine for figurine
# Jun 22 2009 at 6:35 AM Rating: Good
I just combined the figurine at 0 pottery skill:

You have become better at Pottery! (1)
You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Unfired Centaur Figurine.
You have become better at Pottery! (2)
You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Chiseled Jade Figurine.
No-fail combine for figurine
# Oct 27 2010 at 5:06 PM Rating: Good
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I just made the charm with pottery, then I checked the tradeskill window and the trivials wouldn't appear there. I guess both trivials are 15, making this a no-fail combine (which would be in line with the loot coming from a raid mob).
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# Jan 25 2008 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Did this today with 6. BST/MAG/ENC/BRD/SHM/CLR. lost on first attempt, the knockback pushed us into mobs, and we had no levi. Second attempt won, loot was 2 fur's. be sure to pull the mob into a somewhat closed room so the knockback doesn't aggro other mobs, levi is essential too.. hits for 2.5k or so, BST tanked it just fine. Nasty ramp tho, be sure the ramp tank is somewhat sturdy. %T popped after hailing Pixtt and saying 'dare'
Drops
# Apr 01 2007 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Seems to drop 2 items and can drop duplicates sadly :(

Pathing to the arena seemed buggy at best, she got stuck half in the small pool on the slave platform.
Braided horsehair handbag link
# Feb 27 2007 at 9:30 PM Rating: Good
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Lucy Link
Alla's Link

This is the item that results from combining Krisz's fur with pristine ixt fur.
Braided horsehair handbag link
# Feb 27 2007 at 10:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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jjdillon wrote:
Lucy Link
Alla's Link

This is the item that results from combining Krisz's fur with pristine ixt fur.


Updated, thanks. If you have specific details for the combine (exact ingredients and their quantities, container, tradeskill required if any, trivial), please let us know.
Braided horsehair handbag link
# Feb 28 2007 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
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Was just the 4x Pristine Ixt Fur and the fur from Krisz, I combined it in a tailoring kit. It's been so long though, that I don't remember if I had a trivial message or not. Next person that does it (if anyone ever does again), I'll ask them. With Krisz being down to 6 people to spawn, I expect her to die a bit more.


Edit: Also, there is no message for combining, nor do you hand it back to anyone. I'm pretty sure there will be a diaglog message when talking to Ranguali after getting the Krisz fur, I just forgot to note it back when I did it originally.

Edited, Feb 28th 2007 12:19pm by jjdillon
Braided horsehair handbag link
# Mar 01 2007 at 10:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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jjdillon wrote:
Was just the 4x Pristine Ixt Fur and the fur from Krisz, I combined it in a tailoring kit. It's been so long though, that I don't remember if I had a trivial message or not. Next person that does it (if anyone ever does again), I'll ask them. With Krisz being down to 6 people to spawn, I expect her to die a bit more.


Edit: Also, there is no message for combining, nor do you hand it back to anyone. I'm pretty sure there will be a diaglog message when talking to Ranguali after getting the Krisz fur, I just forgot to note it back when I did it originally.

Edited, Feb 28th 2007 12:19pm by jjdillon


Updated, thanks.
Dialogue for the jade-flecked clay
# Feb 27 2007 at 9:24 PM Rating: Good
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You say, 'What rewards?'
Ranguali says, 'And what's this, ______? A block of special clay that you wrested from Krisz. It's magical, obviously. Even a novice potter could sculpt with the clay if they had the right sketch to work from. Hmm. Assuming you located such a sketch, it would only require water and sculpting tools to finish the job.'
Dialogue for the jade-flecked clay
# Feb 27 2007 at 9:41 PM Rating: Good
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Combining as instructed results in Unfired Centaur Figurine. Did not give a trivial message at pottery skill 1. Combines with a High Quality Firing Sheet to form Chiseled Jade Figurine, which also did not give a trivial message.
Dialogue for the jade-flecked clay
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Updated, thanks.
Reduced number to spawn.
# Feb 27 2007 at 4:07 AM Rating: Good
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SoE reduced the number of people to spawn Krisz to just 6, as of the release of The Buried Sea expansion.
To spawn..
# Dec 03 2006 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
You must have 18 people in raid, and in the zone to spawn this mob.
Still works
# Feb 08 2006 at 11:00 PM Rating: Good
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Successfully spawned and defeated her tonight, hit most people for 2k5 range but randomly busted out 5k's and even a 7600 at strange intervals with no rhyme or reason. Will post the completion texts, if any, for the horsehair handbag, after I clear from raid and finish it later.
Still works
# Feb 08 2007 at 6:40 AM Rating: Decent
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omg don't keep me waiting, post it already!!

What kind of gear do you guys have?
Mostly GoD raid stuff and a few Anguish bits here, hope to do this event in the next few weeks.
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Still works
# Feb 27 2007 at 4:06 AM Rating: Good
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I'm so sorry I never replied to this.

At the time we did it, we were post-Time, in Qvic-ish gear. Lots of Epic 1.5's. Was about 30 people. I'm sure it's much easier now.
Spawn
# Aug 18 2005 at 4:31 AM Rating: Decent
How do you pop / spawn her ?
RE: Spawn
# Jan 13 2006 at 4:30 AM Rating: Good
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Hailed Pixxt Uxnikk while shrouded as a rogue, sneak but not hide. Got identical text from Pixtt Kekken on the other side of the coliseum when using the same text.

You say,'Hail, Pixxt Uxnikk'
Pixtt Uxnikk says 'It's a good thing Taskmistress Krisz doesn't know what we're up to. Wow, does she have a temper, and enough skill with a blade to back it up. No one would [dare] cross her.'
You say,'I would dare'
Pixtt Uxnikk Says 'There's a reason no one stands up to her, _____.'
You must assemble a raid force of at least three groups to attract the attention of Taskmistress Krisz.
RE: Spawn
# Jan 18 2006 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
You hail Pixxt Kekken on the North side of the arena in the coliseum to spawn her.

Tell him, "I dare" and she will spawn at the Barindu zoneline and path across the eastern wall of the zone and into the coliseum via the lower tunnel.

She then proceeds to path across the backside of the coliseum through the tunnels where all the yunjos are caged and then paths into the tunnel in the NW corner of the coliseum where she stops and stays there.

She AE rampages for 1900 to 3000. She has a 3k DD/snare with knockback.

We tried her tonight with 18 Time/Qvic geared people and lost, but we were also light healers.

Good luck when you try her. We had a blast and plan on trying her again. I just need the hilt from her to finish Equifinis (not a big deal to some but I like quests).

Hope the info helps.
Fur of Taskmistress Krisz
# Jun 11 2005 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Fur of Taskmistress Krisz + 4 pristine ixt furs = Braided Horsehair Handbag = 90% weight redux, which supposedly includes coins
RE: Fur of Taskmistress Krisz
# Aug 16 2005 at 7:24 PM Rating: Good
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There are two versions of this listed in Lucy. Do you happen to know which is which?
RE: Fur of Taskmistress Krisz
# Feb 08 2006 at 11:43 PM Rating: Good
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It's the Braided Horsehair Handbag as listed above, just completed it tonight. There was no further text from the Taelosian, just had to combine the Fur of Taskmistress Krisz with the 4 Pristine Ixt Fur and it makes the handbag (I used the guildhall loom, but a sewing kit should work)
Jade Flecked Clay...
# Dec 09 2004 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
Is for : Chiseled Jade Figurine

Requires pottery to combine (Unsure on the trivial), also requires a rare trash Yxtta drop (Centaur Figurine Sketch)

Edited, Thu Dec 9 15:46:47 2004
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 04 2004 at 1:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WHAT KINDA RAID DO YOU NEED FOR THIS MOB OR ANY OINFO WOULD BE COOL
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