Wood Elf Cultural Armor (DoN)  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Armour Set
  • Tradeskill
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Dragons of Norrath
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
Appropriate Races:
Entered: Mon Feb 21 13:24:33 2005
Modified: Wed May 12 02:36:40 2021
Click here for an overview of cultural armor introduced with Dragons of Norrath.

Ancestral Wood Elven Armor

Find Calian Silverlake in Kelethin, location +942, +660.

You say, 'Hail, Calian Silverlake'

Calian Silverlake says 'Ah, the blessings of Tunare upon you _____. Perhaps you have come in search of lessons on how to create some new [armor]? Or maybe it was to hear a bit about the natural world and our history?'

You say, 'What armor?'

Calian Silverlake says 'I thought you might be interested in my new [designs], your current armor looks a bit worn. I've recently discovered a way of crafting the essence of the natural world into my armor pieces. Armor crafted in this manner comes out better than anything the elders have seen before. You may also be interested in the [runes] I have discovered for these armor pieces.'

You say, 'What designs?'

Calian Silverlake says 'I suppose I could share a book of my designs with you, but I cannot give you mine. It's the only copy I have! I'll make you a deal though, if you can bring me the [materials] to create a new book I'll make a copy for you to use.'

You say, 'What runes?'

Calian Silverlake says 'These runes can be quite complicated to create but are well worth the effort. They serve to enhance the natural forces in the armor and can bring untold benefits when put to use by a skilled crafter. If you're interested, I would be willing to give you instructions on how to create these runes in exchange for your [help].'

You say, 'What materials?'

Calian Silverlake says 'I'll need a some zombie skin and darkbone marrow from the Estate of Unrest. I can use those to create the cover and ink for the book. I'll also need some of the battle beads from Crushbone to help bind the book and a rotting orc tooth to complete the ink. Once I have those I will have a copy made for you.'

Hand in the items.

Artisan Calian Silverlake says "Well done! You truly are a resourceful one. Undoubtly Tunare looks kindly upon you. Once you have mastered your craft enough, perhaps you will be able to use these patterns to your benefit."
You gain party experience

You receive Ancestral Wood Elven Armor.

You say, 'I will help.'

Calian Silverlake says 'There are several items I've been meaning to collect, but have not been able to quite get around to going after. If you would be willing to go to [Crushbone], the [City of Mist], the [Acrylia Caverns], or to [Thundercrest Isles], I would happily exchange the instructions for the runes in return for your efforts.'

Journeyman's Book of Wood Elven Culture

You say, 'Crushbone.'

You have been assigned the task 'Scouting Crushbone'.

Task Details
Crushbone: Kill 20 orc legionnaires
Crushbone: Loot 4 Preserved Orc Hide
Greater Faydark: Hand in 4 Preserved Orc Hide to Calian Silverlake
Crushbone: Kill 10 orc oracles
Crushbone: Loot 1 Illegible Scroll
Greater Faydark: Hand in 1 Illegible Scroll to Calian Silverlake

Dialogue needed.

You receive Journeyman's Book of Wood Elven Culture.

Need dialogue for handing in Preserved Orc Hide.

Expert's Book of Wood Elven Culture

You say, 'City of Mist.'

You have been assigned the task 'Dismantling Golems'.

Task Details
City of Mist: Kill 50 skeletons
City of Mist: Loot 20 Bone Chips
Greater Faydark: Hand in 4 Bone Chips to Calian Silverlake
City of Mist: Kill 5 army behemoths
City of Mist: Loot 1 Strange Ochre Clay
Greater Faydark: Hand in 1 Strange Ochre Clay to Calian Silverlake

Upon handing in the Strange Ochre Clay:

Calian takes the clay and studies it closely. 'Hmmm this is very interesting. I've never seen the like before. Thank you for your work, here are the instructions.'

You receive Expert's Book of Wood Elven Culture.

Need dialogue for handing in Bone Chips.

Master's Book of Wood Elven Culture

You say, 'Acrylia Caverns.'

You have been assigned the task 'Acrylia Expedition'.

Task Details
Acrylia Caverns: Kill 80 sanctum grimlings
Acrylia Caverns: Loot 20 Grimling Toes
Greater Faydark: Hand in 4 Grimling Toes to Calian Silverlake
Acrylia Caverns: Kill 5 sanctum corpsemasters
Acrylia Caverns: Loot 1 Brick of Black Acrylia
Greater Faydark: Hand in 1 Brick of Black Acrylia to Calian Silverlake

Upon handing in the Brick of Black Acrylia:

Calian taps his finger on the brick. 'This is an excellent sample. I'm sure it will be perfect for my needs. Here are the instructions you were interested in.'

You receive Master's Book of Wood Elven Culture.

Need dialogue for handing in Grimling Toes.

Grandmaster's Book of Wood Elven Culture

You say, 'Thundercrest Isles.'

You have been assigned the task 'Denizens of the Isles'.

Note: the quest items only drop during missions.

Task Details
Thundercrest Isles: Kill 120 isle drakes
Thundercrest Isles: Loot 80 Fractured Drake Claw
Greater Faydark: Hand in 4 Fractured Drake Claw to Calian Silverlake
Thundercrest Isles: Kill 10 isle kirin
Thundercrest Isles: Loot 1 Impeccable Kirin Horn
Greater Faydark: Hand in 1 Impeccable Kirin Horn to Calian Silverlake

Upon handing in the Impeccable Kirin Horn:

Calian takes the horn and carefully applies some sort of coating to the horn, 'There, those oils should preserve the horn until I'm able to study it more closely. Thank you for collecting that for me, here are the instructions you were looking for.'

You have been given: Grandmaster's Book of Wood Elven Culture

Need dialogue for handing in Fractured Drake Claws.

Types of Armor

Bard - Wealdstone
Druid - Brambleborn
Ranger - Wirewood
Rogue - Wirewood
Warrior - Wealdstone
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Dialogue after you hand in the first 4 items
# May 04 2021 at 6:23 PM Rating: Good
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Artisan Calian Silverlake says "Well done! You truly are a resourceful one. Undoubtly Tunare looks kindly upon you. Once you have mastered your craft enough, perhaps you will be able to use these patterns to your benefit."

You gain party experience
1st items for request task.
# May 27 2018 at 7:43 PM Rating: Good
363 posts

Edited, May 28th 2018 3:51am by korika
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Cultural Armor Quests (Trueshot)
# Dec 17 2013 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
70 posts
This is better than newbie stuff -- If you are a Woodelf Ranger and want to do the Kelethin thing as a new toon. Crushbone is close by and this is worth doing the Trueshot armor
Is this the best type of armor to get?
# May 15 2012 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
I'm trying decide if it is really worth doing these quests...is that the best armor there is?? or is this just done for the thrill of doing it?
# Jun 30 2008 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
Calian is not responding to "What runes?" or anything about runes at all, I'm stuck.
15 May 2008
# May 15 2008 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
The Ancestral Armor quest is now given by Nala Goldenthorn for Kelethin Half-Elves, likely still the same for Wood Elves

Edited, May 16th 2008 6:20pm by hawfunk
Dead Rogues do Pally DPS.
missing dialogue
# Dec 24 2007 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
When turning in the battle beads, orc tooth, zombie skin, and darkbone marrow you get the following dialogue (to fill the gap above):

Artisan Calian Silverlake says 'Well done! You truly are a resourceful one. Undoubtedly Tunare looks kindly upon you. Once you have mastered your craft enough perhaps you will be able to use these patterns to your benefit.'
Updated Version
# Nov 05 2007 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
For all of those that have been desperate like me....here is a link for the updated materials needed. Enjoy my fellow Norrathians!!!


updated version
# Oct 19 2007 at 4:34 AM Rating: Decent
Are we going to get an updated version of this anytime soon? Names have been changed and items in the recipes look like they have been changed also.
Ancestral Wood Elven Armor is not MQ'able.
# Aug 11 2007 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
319 posts
I tried to MQ this today, and I got the message: "You must turn in all quest items at once in order to complete this quest."

You have been forwarned. But hey, how hard are crushbone battle beads and rotting orc teeth to get anyway?
dialogue not given
# Dec 10 2006 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
No dialogue given when handing in grimling toes ... will psot directions to sanctury tomorrow after going back for second part of quest
Acrylia Caverns Sanctum Entrance
# Dec 06 2006 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
Can someone please post how you get into the Sanctum area of Acrylia Caverns to kill the Sanctum Grimlins for the Masters section of the cultural armors quest. I went there tonight and could not figure it out, and searched all through anything regarding Acrylia Caverns for info.

Thanks ahead of time
Laeuvasu - 73 Druid - Leader of Fae Victus Et Nominus on Xegony Server
Time Saving ?
# Jun 11 2006 at 5:52 AM Rating: Default
If you are only interested in making Grandmaster Gear is it possible to ignore all previous tasks and skip straight to the Isle Drakes quest?

Loot 4 Preserved Orc Hide
# May 21 2006 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
it is 2 Preserved Orc Hide i am siting here doing the quest atm
# Feb 28 2006 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
For those who dont know this Half Elfs can do ether these quests or the qeynos ones and get there Daybreaker books
Journeyman Task
# Feb 15 2006 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
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My druid recently did the Crushbone Task for the Journeyman's Book of Wood Elven culture and it seems that the number of Preserved Orc Hide(s) to be looted and turned in has been reduced from four to only two.
# Jan 25 2006 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
No dialogue for handing in bone chips. However, in task progression it states:

You seem to be able to handle the dangers of the city quite well. There is one other item I'd like you to retreive for me from there. The army behemouths that reside there hold particular interest for me. They are partly made of a strange ochre clay that I would like to see if I could make use of. Kill several of them for me and collect a sample of the clay.

Tambora Timorous
preserved orc hides
# Dec 31 2005 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
Did this today and only requires 2 preserved orc hides.

Dialogue after handing in Illegible scroll

Calian takes the scroll and begins working at deciphering it. 'This is very interesting, thank you for retrieving it for me. Before I get too busy with this, here are the instructions I promised you.'

You have been given: Journeyman's Book... etc

Tambora Timorous
The Tribunal

Edited, Sat Dec 31 17:42:38 2005
lvl requirements
# Oct 30 2005 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Are there any lvl requirements for the Master's book???
# Sep 29 2005 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
811 posts
The conversation is now changed:

You say, 'what new underground place?'
Calian Silverlake says 'I have heard about the most amazing thing from a new underground area that just opened up. There are these huge Geodes. Can you bring me one? If you do I will give you a new pattern book for some seals you can make for your armor.'

then you get your task window with the task " Darkhollow Geode" asking to loot one large darkhollow geode. (there are only 2 steps in the task: loot the geode, and something else, not done quest as I am too young)
What am i missing here?
# Aug 27 2005 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
/em is wondering what the heck I am missing here...this stuff not worth making....<?>
RE: What am i missing here?
# Aug 27 2005 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
Dont just look at the stats of the armor you would be able to make at Grandmaster level. Also consider the Augs you could place into its 3 slots. Easily some of the best gear you can obtain without having to assemble a raid force. I did not say THE best, but very comparable. But, hey, if you dont want to put the effort into smithing or tailoring, then by all means, get together a raid force, and get into time, or VT, or Anguish, or whatever, and have your fun that way. Course now we are going to have to read about someone saying that those places dont need a raid force, or blah blah blah.

in order
# Aug 02 2005 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
Just starting this> Do I have to start at Journeymans to get this done? Or can I jump to the top.

heh.. figured it out. =)

Edited, Wed Aug 3 17:13:18 2005
RE: in order
# Sep 01 2005 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
I have done the first 3 quests solo. The fourth quest requires a group so, unfortunately, I probably won't complete it. But do I really need the GM book? I was told I only really need the first book to make my patterns...?

--248 Tailor who dreams of reaching GM ...someday
RE: in order
# Sep 10 2005 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
you need the book because each book makes its own special set of patterns, and without these patterns you can't do much of anything, I have both journeymans and experts books and patterns...I just can't get the rest down from there so I know I'm missing something
book culture quest
# Jun 24 2005 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
OK I have done petition,bug,and feed back and the game people will not fix the bug I got from the journeyman's wood elven culture book. I killed the orc legions and oracles turned in hides and scroll. no book, does any one have any ideas as my task window is bugged too.I would like the book and wouldn't mind starting over but silverlake won't let me sigh... help lol
journeymans book
# Jun 06 2005 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
ok I am so stumped. I got the first part ancectral wood elven armor all went well. Then I went back with 4 pelts he gave me back 2 and scroll but I didnt get the book. I killed 20 legion and 10 oricals. what did I do wrong do I have to be a certain lvl in tailoring or something?? pls someone give advise
RE: journeymans book
# Jun 08 2005 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
1,267 posts
I just had a similar problem. Handed in the Strange Ochre Clay, got the yellow script telling me i was given the expert's book, but it isn't in my inventory.

I'll post back if i find a solution.
RE: journeymans book
# Jun 08 2005 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
1,267 posts
Zoning. There was the solution that worked!
grandmaster armor
# May 27 2005 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
anyone find out the material needed for grandmaster swatches or armor?
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