Vah Shir Cultural Armor (DoN)  

Status: Incomplete

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 13:27:02 2005
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
Click here for an overview of cultural armor introduced with Dragons of Norrath.

Find Vuro Padfoot in Shar Vahl at -435, -40, in the building just inside the city's south entrance.

Ancestral Vah Shir Armor

You say, 'Hail, Vuro Padfoot'

Vuro Padfoot says 'Hello, ______. Returning from Norrath? It fills me with pride to see there are still Vah Shir willing to venture off this moon and restore our foothold on [Norrath] once again.'

You say, 'Norrath?'

Vuro Padfoot says 'From what I have heard, things were much different back when we lived on the planet. I have been studying the writings transcribed from before our kind was blasted from the face of Norrath. They are helping me piece together the [techniques] of our ancestors.'

You say, 'What techniques?'

Vuro Padfoot says 'From what I have learned, our craftsmanship has regressed over the years. Our relative lack of competition from other races has made us docile and lazy on this moon. In fact, I've uncovered some forgotten [armor patterns] and a few [cultural symbol patterns] that put our current designs to shame. Would you be interested in learning these ancient patterns? They will take time to craft, but, if you are patient, they will serve you well.'

You say, 'I am interested in learning the armor patterns.'

Vuro Padfoot says 'Excellent. To make you a pattern book, I will need a piece of shadeling silk for the cover, a glowing heart stone for the ink, a cracked rhino beetle carapace for the clasp, and a damaged hopper hide to grind down and make a salve which will protect and preserve the finished product. I have heard these items can be found around Shadeweaver's Thicket and the Paludal Caverns. Bring them to me and the armor patterns of our ancestors will be yours.'

The Glowing Heart Stone drops only from A Glowing Muck Digger in Paludal Caverns. The rest are common drops in Shadeweaver's Thicket. Hand in the items.

Vuro Padfoot says 'Excellent work, ______. Here is your pattern book. May you use this to restore the standing of our race across Norrath!'

You receive the book Ancestral Vah Shir Armor.

You say, 'What cultural symbol patterns?'

Vuro Padfoot says 'You're interested in the cultural symbol patterns I see. I can give you the cultural symbol patterns but I will need you to run a few tasks for me before I can give them to you. What do you say: would you like to run a few short [tasks] for me?'

You say, 'What tasks?'

Vuro Padfoot says 'I have four tasks that need to be completed. The first is an adventure into [Paludal Caverns] where you will collect some items for a cap that I'm making. The next, you will be tasked with venturing into [Dawnshroud] where you hunt for some ingredients that I seem to be missing for my feast. The third task leads you into [The Grey] where you will gather some jewelry supplies for me. The final task will lead you on an adventure into [Stillmoon temple] where you will learn about the creatures that inhabit the area.'

Journeyman's Book of Vah Shir Culture

You say, 'Paludal Caverns.'

You have been assigned the task 'Vuro's Cavern Adventure'.

Vuro Padfoot says 'Paludal Caverns? Let me see what I have for Paludal Caverns. Ohh I do have a task for Paludal Caverns. I was in the process of making a cape but I have run out of a few key items. I know they can be found in Paludal. Venture into Paludal Caverns and explore the owl bear cave in the east side of the caverns.'

Task Details
Paludal Caverns: Explore the owlbear cave in the east
Paludal Caverns: Kill 20 owlbears
Paludal Caverns: Loot 4 Damaged Owlbear Pelts
Shar Vahl: Deliver 4 Damaged Owlbear Pelts to Vuro Padfoot
Paludal Caverns: Explore the recondite camp in the south west
Paludal Caverns: Kill 10 recondites
Paludal Caverns: Loot 1 Recondite Insignia Ring
Shar Vahl: Deliver 1 Recondite Insignia Ring to Vuro Padfoot

The cave you must explore is at -1940, -395. The recondite camp is near Shadowhaven.

Vuro Padfoot says 'You did a fine job. I will be wearing my cape in no time. You have certainly earned these cultural symbol patterns.'

You receive the Journeyman's Book of Vah Shir Culture.

Expert's Book of Vah Shir Culture

You say, 'Dawnshroud.'

You have been assigned the task 'Vuro's Feast'.

Vuro Padfoot says 'I never have the right cooking utensils when I'm cooking. It's so annoying to be in the middle of baking a feast and to not have exactly what you need. Explore the pond in the north west of Dawnshroud and see if you can find some utensils for me.'

Task Details
Dawnshroud Peaks: Explore the pond in the north west
Dawnshroud Peaks: Kill 50 wolves
Dawnshroud Peaks: Loot 4 A Tattered Wolf Pelts
Shar Vahl: Deliver 4 A Tattered Wolf Pelts to Vuro Padfoot
Dawnshroud Peaks: Explore the small camp site that is setup south west of Netherbian Lair
Dawnshroud Peaks: Kill 5 stonegrabbers
Dawnshroud Peaks: Loot 1 A Stonegrabber Boulder
Shar Vahl: Deliver 1 A Stonegrabber Boulder to Vuro Padfoot

The pond is in the northwest, as indicated. The small camp site is as +1230, +580.

Vuro Padfoot says 'Just in time, the feast is about ready. That shell should be perfect for this perfect meal. You have earned those cultural symbol patterns.'

You receive Expert's Book of Vah Shir Culture.

Master's Book of Vah Shir Culture

You say, 'The Grey.'

You have been assigned the task 'Supplies for Vuro'.

Vuro Padfoot says 'I recently started to create jewelry. This piece here is the most requested piece in the city. My supplies are running low and I need you to travel to The Grey and gather some supplies for me. You can start by killing shimmering rockfiends and scraping the shiny granite chips from them.'

Task Details
The Grey: Kill 40 shimmering rockfiends
The Grey: Loot 4 Shiny Granite Chips
Shar Vahl: Deliver 4 Shiny Granite Chips to Vuro Padfoot
The Grey: Kill 5 sun revenants
The Grey: Loot 1 Dark Skeleton Remains
Shar Vahl: Deliver 1 Dark Skeleton Remains to Vuro Padfoot

Shimmering rockfiends spawn from traps that may be found throughout The Grey. The northeast part of the zone has a relatively high concentration of the traps.

Vuro Padfoot says 'Superb work. I will grind these bones into many usable charms for my jewelry. You have earned these cultural symbol patterns for your hard work.'

You receive Master's Book of Vah Shir Culture.

Grandmaster's Book of Vah Shir Culture

You say, 'Stillmoon Temple.'

You have been assigned the task 'Creatures of Stillmoon'.

Vuro Padfoot says 'You will adventure into the Stillmoon temple to learn about the different creatures that inhabit the area. Travel to Stillmoon temple and learn about the creatures of the temple. You will need to be careful while you are in the temple. The creatures that you seek can only be found in the most dangerous sections of the temple. You should travel to the Lavastorm Mountains and meet up with one of our operatives. There you will get further information on where you can enter the temple at.'

Task Details
Stillmoon Temple: Kill 120 denizens of Stillmoon
Stillmoon Temple: Loot 80 Glossy Kirin Manes
Shar Vahl: Deliver 4 Glossy Kirin Manes to Vuro Padfoot
Stillmoon Temple: Kill 10 Stillmoon Loremasters
Stillmoon Temple: Loot 1 Impeccable Kirin Horn
Shar Vahl: Deliver 1 Impeccable Kirin Horn to Vuro Padfoot

You must be in a Dragons of Norrath mission to get the drops you need.

Need hand-in dialogue.

You receive Grandmaster's Book of Vah Shir Culture.

Need missing dialogues, faction hits if any, list of creatures that qualify for kills, etc.

Types of Armor

Khala Dun - Bard, Warrior
Khala Vir - Berserker, Rogue, Shaman
Vah Anima - Beastlord
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Mangler 2021
# Jan 07 2021 at 7:57 AM Rating: Decent
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So I was looking for this armor for my beastlord on Mangler this morning. No luck. I figured I would put up a buy line for Elaborate Vah Anima Cuirass etc and see if anyone would make it for me and sell it to me. Turns out you can't create a buy line for it either!

Is this just not in game yet even though the other cultural armors exist? I have a full set for my high elves (enchanter and cleric) and I see Vah Shir armor and other beastlord armor just nothing for VAH SHIR BEASTLORDS specifically. Am I missing something?

EDIT: Apparently if it isn't made, sold or looted then you can't put up a buy line for it on that server since it "doesn't exist" yet. Now I know!

Edited, Jan 7th 2021 9:06am by Furrykitty

Edited, Jan 7th 2021 8:14pm by Furrykitty
" What Tasks "
# Feb 14 2008 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
OK im having major trouble here getting the Cultural armor task, Write up there says say " What Tasks " then he supposed to give you text to say a certain zone to get the Cultural Armor task done in. When i say " What Tasks " he only opens up the Task Window for the Exalted and Sublime Augs task. any one know what the real Phrase is to get the Cultural Armor task is pelase because " What Tasks " is not correct. thank you for any help you got.
Update ... Eminent Impressions
# Oct 23 2007 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
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after replying "what tasks?"

Artisan Vuro Padfoot says "I need some interesting patterns to use as continued inspiration for different symbols. I will give you an impression book that you can use to make impressions of certain patterns that you find out in the world. This book will magically take deep impressions or even just surface patterns. You can take as many of the tasks at once as you would like."
You have been assigned the task Eminent Impressions

Eminent Impressions is the replacement for the Grandmaster's Book of Vah Shir Culture in Stillmoon Temple

To find the patterns that will inspire you, you will need to kill strong sentinels in Thundercrest, and flameweave menders in the Nest. The patterns you will need are the engraved patterns on the chest of the sentinels and the embossed patterns on the bracers of the flameweave menders.

Objective Status Zone
Kill 20 Strong Sentinels 0/20 Thundercrest Isles
Make impressions of the chest engravings on strong sentinels 0/5 Thundercrest Isles
Kill 10 Flameweave Menders 0/10 The Accursed Nest
Make impressions of the bracer engravings of flameweaver menders 0/2 The Accursed Nest
Deliver the impression book to an artisan of your race Done ALL

Update ... Sacred Impressions
# Oct 23 2007 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
after replying "what tasks?"
I got this reply:

Artisan Vuro Padfoot says "I need some interesting patterns to use as continued inspiration for different symbols. I will give you an impression book that you can use to make impressions of certain patterns that you find out in the world. This book will magically take deep impressions or even just surface patterns. You can take as many of the tasks at once as you would like."
You have been assigned the task Sacred Impressions

Sacred Impressions is the replacement for the Master's Book of Vah Shir Culture in The Grey

Objective Status Zone
Kill 20 Chetari warriors 0/20 Dragon Nectopolis
Make impressions of the teeth of Chetari warriors 0/5 Dragon Nectopolis
Kill 10 Lictors of the Heart 0/10 Sanctus Seru
Make impressions of the symbols on the breastplates of Listors 0/2 Sanctus Seru
Deliver the impression book to an artisan of your race Done ALL

Also the teeth and the symbols. You will get yellow text when you kill the mobs stating that you have made impression in your book.

The best repop spots for chetari warriors I found was. In the building in the far SW side of the zone. Then swim through the lava tunnel to the chetari below.
To a lvl 75 Bst the green con's were consistent in respawning warriors. In the rest of the tunnels it was ify many ph's.

When I first got my impressions book I did not know if I had to combine it with the teeth and symbols for the update. When I was killing Chetari I'd get 1 impression update after 2 kills. It stopped at 4/5. I wound up killing 20+ to get the last update.
Update ... Blessed Impressions
# Oct 01 2007 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
As a 17th level Berserker after replying "what tasks?"
I got this reply:

Artisan Vuro Padfoot says "I need some interesting patterns to use as continued inspiration for different symbols. I will give you an impression book that you can use to make impressions of certain patterns that you find out in the world. This book will magically take deep impressions or even just surface patterns. You can take as many of the tasks at once as you would like."
You have been assigned the task "Blessed Impressions"

Blessed Impressions

To find the patterns that will inspire you, you will need to kill Froglock Gaz in Upper Guk, and Crag Spiders in East Karana. The patterns you will need are in the pattern of spots on the heads of the froglocks and the carapaces of the spiders.

Kill 20 Froglock Gaz 0/20 Upper Guk
Make impressions of the Froglok Gaz head patterns 0/5 Upper Guk
Kill 10 Crag Spiders 0/10 East Karana
Make impressions of the Crag Spider carapaces 0/2 East Karana
???? ???

All i have at the Moment....
# May 18 2006 at 5:02 AM Rating: Decent
You must give the Damaged Owlbear Pelts to Vuro Padfoot one at a time, otherwise, you do not get credit for the hand-in, and he keeps your pelts.
# Aug 06 2006 at 3:40 AM Rating: Decent
That's not quite correct. Just give all four pelts at once UNSTACKED. You get credit for all four.
# Mar 21 2006 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
an fyi for anyone else havin probs gettin the wolves, they are triggered when you walk over them, like the burrowers in maiden's eye, far ive found about 13 spots around dawnshroud that they are triggered, a couple by nl zone, a couple out to the sw in the rockpiles, some near the ge zone again around rocks, at least 1 out from the tribal/hopper cave, 1 by me zone. just running around rockpiles mostly is how to find them, then mark that spot on map for future use.
# Aug 21 2006 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
86 posts
can we got some loc's? or, if oyu really love us, some copy and paste map tags?
Glossy Kirin Manes
# Mar 13 2006 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
I've seen some people say that you can get the manes in the Creator missions but then I see some say that it won't work...

Anyone that has completed this quest confirm this?

Also, is there any other place that the manes drop?
RE: Glossy Kirin Manes
# Mar 14 2006 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
330 posts
I have picked up a few manes in the 'Diseased Pumas' and 'Sickness of the Spirit' mission but at the rate they drop it will take quite a few missions to get the 40 you need.

If you take a group there with the purpose of farming the manes it may not be as bad since you don't have to kill too many Kirins to complete either of those missions in the normal fashion.
RE: Glossy Kirin Manes
# Mar 14 2006 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
They dropped for us in the "A Simple Task" DoN mission (from Bianca, have to kill 2 nameds, one of which takes a bit to spawn, pick up a groundspawn, hit combine, turn it in). Dropped of regular kirin mobs in the garden.
# Jan 21 2006 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
i have alot of the items needed but didnt have the quest so i dont get credit for them, can i charm a mob and give him the items then kill the mob loot the items and have it credited? just curious servers are down or id test this
RE: charming
# Feb 06 2006 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
As you have probably determined by now, you must be in the zone indicated by the quest; it's not enough to loot the items alone.

Moreover, a goodly number (if not all) of these items, when handed to a charmed critter, will be handed right back with the message "I have no use for this item, <player>, you may have it back."
Impeccable Kirin Horn
# Dec 04 2005 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
Confirmed tonight - the Impeccable Kirin Horn for the Vah Shir GM quest dropped for my friends Beastlord in a Diseased Puma Mission FINALLY ! That is the mission to take for that drop. Also to get the 10 Kirin Loremaster kills, you can hunt in the non-instanced Stillmoon Temple zone OR that Stillmoon instance. The Impeccable Kirin Horn MUST drop in a DoN mission. Not confirmed is if you can charm the loremaster in the instance and hand him a horn - did that in the regular Stillmoon and didn't get credit for looting upon his death.

Kruig 70 Bst from Cazic Thule (Friend of Silverfalls)
RE: Impeccable Kirin Horn
# Dec 15 2005 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
Impeccable Kirin Horn drops during Sickness of the Spirit also, Kirin Loremasters killed during mission count towards the 10 kills needed. Loremasters in the non instanced Stillmoon count also.

Wesarn Pridemaster, Celestial Knights, the RATHE

Edited, Thu Dec 15 06:28:34 2005
Stillmoon Loremaster. Where are they?
# Nov 22 2005 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
HI. Which DON mission(s) are best to find the Loremasters? I took the diseased puma mission and none appeared on track. Thanks for you help.

BTW, the glossy kirin manes which drop in the Creator mission in Thundercrest do count for the gm symbol quest.
glossy manes
# Oct 18 2005 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
just recived the GM quest for GM book, and it requires me to get 40 manes not 80
RE: glossy manes
# Jan 13 2006 at 2:25 PM Rating: Decent
received, even
making the armor
# Aug 26 2005 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
I have completed the expert quest and am trying to make the armor. I made the cultural sewing kit and the cultural needle as directed. I keep getting that I can't combine these items in this container. Any help would be appreciated.
Grand Masters Task
# Aug 11 2005 at 9:38 AM Rating: Default
You Must be lvl 68 to obtain this final task, not 70.

Drops for this final task are only obtainable on instanced missions.
I have helped many a friend grind through Stillmoon looking for final drops, only to figure out that none were ever dropped in regular Stillmoon, but just in the instanced.

You must be in a Dragons of Norrath mission to get the drops you need.
RE: Grand Masters Task
# Sep 11 2005 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
Which Stillmoon mission did you use to get the Kirin Horn? I've done many DoN missions and the only time I've seen the Loremasters is in the un-instanced version of the zone. Please help as the danged horn is all I need to complete this quest! TY in advance.

68 Lady of the Beasts
The Nameless
RE: Grand Masters Task
# Oct 21 2005 at 1:00 AM Rating: Decent
247 posts
It has dropped many times for me in the Creator Instance.. The Kirins from the garden area to the back.

Hope it helps some.
Kirin Manes
# Aug 03 2005 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
Even though the quest says to loot the Kirin manes from the Kirin in Stillmoon, I have found that looting the manes in the Creator DoN also counts
Which missions for Loremasters and Horn?
# Jul 27 2005 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
111 posts
I have been getting my manes in "The Creator" mission, and am about halfway done. Which missions do I need to get to kill the loremasters? I have seen the horn drop in "The Creator" but from what I have read, that will not work.
Lvl Req for Grandmaster
# Jul 01 2005 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
I see alot of post saying you must be lvl 70 to receive the grandmaster task. This is incorrect, I am a 68 Bst on Xegony and I am currently doing the Grandmaster task.

RE: Lvl Req for Grandmaster
# Jul 01 2005 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
330 posts
Originally it was restricted to level 70 but it was changed to 65 a couple of patches ago.

Considering you can wear the armor at 65 I think that was a fair move.
Vah Shir Molds
# Jun 08 2005 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
Where are the different Molds for the Combines found? I can find regular molds but they wont work.

Silverfalls Direwood 69th druid
Sharriannia Direwood 67th bard
RE: Vah Shir Molds
# Jun 17 2005 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
There are plate, chain, leather, and silk armor combines. Plate and chain is done through smithing in cultural forges. Leather and silk is done through tailoring in cultural sewing kits.

Note that mold and pattern combines produce an eight-slot backpack full with the following items:
20x Chest Slot Patterns/molds
20x Legs Slot Patterns/molds
20x Arms Slot Patterns/molds
20x Head Slot Patterns/molds
20x Hands Slot Patterns/molds
20x Feet Slot Patterns/molds
40x Wrist Slot Patterns/molds

For Patterns:
See Jala in Shar Vahl, once you get to Shar Vahl just use find, she is a vendor.

Recipe: will produce a backpack filled with patterns as listed above.
A Quill (1) Storebought
Ancestral Vah Shir Armor (1) Returned on Failure Returned on Success
Compacted Backpack (1) Storebought
Large Bottle of Ink (1) Storebought
Roll of Plain Parchment (1) Storebought

See:Arms Historian Qua, he is in the castle near the warrior guild, again just use find as he is a vendor type.
The following recipe will create a backpack filled as listed above.
Recipe: MOLDS = Ancestral Armor Book + High Quality Firing Sheet + Huge Block of Clay + Compacted Backpack + Sculpting Tools
change in number of loots?
# May 31 2005 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
did they change the loots needed for the Glossy Kirin Mane? I thought mine said I need to loot 40??? Seem to be able to get 4-8 everytime we do a creator mission.
Horn found
# May 27 2005 at 6:29 AM Rating: Decent
I saw the horn drop in the mission Animates Statue Plans. We killed one Kirin Loremaster which dropped the horn.

Also did kill a kirin in a creator mission which dropped a glossy mane which did update my task.
journeymans book
# May 24 2005 at 12:22 AM Rating: Decent
i just completed the task for the journeymans book and did my turnin...but didnt get the book....i still have my first book...could that be why?..or is the quest possibly broken..any help would be greatly appreciated...thank you
impeccable horn
# May 19 2005 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
I looted one from a Creator mission in Thundercrest recently but it did not update my quest (vah shir GM cultural). Since then I've done several Diseased Puma missions in Stillmoon and put in a lot of time killing kirins in the normal version of the zone. No horns yet.

Can anyone tell me for sure if their horn dropped in the instanced version or was it the normal version of Stillmoon?
Masters book currently bugged
# May 14 2005 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
111 posts
Just finished the Master Book and went to turn the Dark Skeleton Remains in and I never got the book. I says it gave it to me but I never got it. It shows as a finished task in my tasks window and I have the GM task already which he would not give me if I were not done with the Masters portion. So, beware. I am petitioning to get it returned to me.

NM, thing was in my bags after I zoned. Warriors I guess aren't known for wisdom or intelligence :-)

Edited, Feb 23rd 2007 11:16am by sullyd
Creature names
# May 10 2005 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
Creature names for denizen of Stillmoon would be ie A stillmoon drake, A stillmoon laborer, etc. Works same as the tasks in DoN camps. Golems dont count for example.
wolves stuck under the wold
# May 02 2005 at 1:01 AM Rating: Good
I just went through this tonight. The normal wondering wolves are getting stuck under DSP zone. So I had to rely on triggering the blood thursty ones around the zone.

Now I used a 32 Monk bot to run over the trigger, this may not be needed but just in case I would tell you the locations are

Neg 201.26 by Neg 702.66
Pos 1763.97 by Neg 330.80
Pos 1167.57 by Neg 1253.88
Pos 1301.01 by Neg Pos 1116.95
Pos 9.79 by Pos 1471.51
Neg 1396 by Nwg 96.35
Neg 862.66 by Neg 1707.85

Respawn is about 8 min. My trip took around 30 min to complete.

On the pelts they drop one in 7 kills of the blood thursty.
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