Norrath's Keepers: Lavaspinner's Locals  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 00:45:00
Faction Required:
Norrath's Keepers (Min: Apprehensive)
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Dragons of Norrath
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Mar 15 01:39:49 2005
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022

For an overview of the Dragons of Norrath expansion, see this wiki article.
For an overview of progression, see quest entries for Norrath's Keepers and the Dark Reign.

This is a non-progression task. It is a group mission (3-6 players) that begins with Boldger Bristlebeard (click for map image) in the Norrath's Keepers camp of the Lavastorm Mountains.

Pre-requisites for requesting:
- Minimum level 55
- Minimum "apprehensive" faction with Norrath's Keepers

Hail him to get a quest window pop-up.

You have been assigned the task 'Lavaspinner's Locals'.

We could use some assistance in obtaining a few specimens from the nearby area called Lavaspinner's Lair. Please explore the lair and bring back some ionized ore, drake wings, and magma carapaces for our research purposes.

Note: This group mission scales to your group's level. The highest is 68+, outlined here.

Touch the cave entrance to Lavaspinner's Lair 0/1 (The Broodlands)

This will be marked on your compass (far southern instance entrance).

Defeat drakes to obtain the rare minerals needed from the area 0/15 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

Defeat dervishes to obtain the rare minerals needed from the area 0/15 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

Defeat spiders to obtain the rare minerals needed from the area 0/15 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

Loot drake scales from drakes for research purposes 0/5 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

Loot ionized ore from dervish for research purposes 0/5 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

Loot magma carapace from lavaspinners for research purposes 0/5 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

You need to kill 15 of each:

- Drakes
- Dervishes
- Lavaspinner spiders

You need to loot five of each:

- Drake Scales
- Ionized Ore
- Magma Carapace

Make your way back to the entrance with your specimen 0/1 (Lavaspinner's Lair)

You have done well. The items you have gathered will help us learn more about the area.

Up to 41 Radiant Crystals (number varies according to group's level)
1x "Norrath's Keepers Token" (faction turn-in item)
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Is this mission Broken now?
# Oct 30 2014 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
We tried clicking everywhere within 100 steps of the entrance to Lavaspinner's in both Broodlands and Lavastorm. The mission never counted the first step, so we couldn't do any more.
Not a solo task
# Mar 31 2008 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
Minimum players for this should be listed as 3 as we were unable to get it with two
Dark Reign mission
# Jul 25 2006 at 4:08 AM Rating: Decent
This mission can also be obtained from Talontar in the Dark Reign camp at loc
+3030, -313
Arachnid Eye Clusters?
# Jul 17 2006 at 9:52 AM Rating: Default
Anyone have an average drop count for Arachnid Eye Clusters on this mission? trying to compare this against Lavaspinner Hunting as to which would be better for the Qeynos GM cultural smithing quest. Thanks in advance for your responses!
NO Drops ????
# May 12 2005 at 8:52 PM Rating: Good
101 posts
We just spent 4 hours doing this stupid quest after the server came back up. Got all of the drops until we came to the drakes. No drakes left to kill and we still needed 2 drops from them. We eventually just quit. Thanks yet again Sony.
Task Changed a Little
# May 07 2005 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
As of May 2005, the task is a little different. You still need 15 of each mob type, but only need to loot 5 of each drop.

You also get a 41 crystal reward.

The exit you need to head to at the end is now the exact spot where you zone in. Mobs do not repop.

Very easy task to do, with pretty much any group makeup. Some of the tasks require a chanter for CC, or a bard or monk for pulling...this one you just pull whatever, and it's rare to get more than 2 at once. Just look out for the false floor area around the drakes hehe.

Very nice task for tradeskill people, since many of the things needed in the DoN tradeskill tasks drop from here.

Edited, Sat May 7 11:01:27 2005
Level adjusted?
# Apr 25 2005 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
Are these shared tasks/missions level adjusted for the group getting the task?

Mystyre Malkaw`Esh
RE: Level adjusted?
# Jun 15 2006 at 4:05 AM Rating: Decent
I shrouded 3 boxed toons to lvl 55 to get this mission. All mobs were light blue to a lvl 70 once I took shrouds off. No arachnid eye clusters dropped at this lvl. Got 15 crystals only.
RE: Level adjusted?
# Jun 15 2005 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
508 posts
Yes, if your group average is below 68 you get different exp/mobs/shards than if your group is above 68 average.
RE: Level adjusted?
# May 01 2005 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
101 posts
I am sure that they are. Had a cleric get an invite and once cleric accepted invite the xpd was auto-dropped bacuase she was too low lvl. She joined our group and we restarted with no problems, so yes, I believe it scales to lvl.
Be SURE to invis before going in
# Apr 05 2005 at 6:11 PM Rating: Excellent
101 posts
Invis up before you zone in. As soon as you zone in head to the west wall, and set your party up in that corner. There is one roamer that makes its way to the entrance and will agro. I think he makes his round about once every 4 minutes or so. Pull to this camp until the hall and the roamer are cleared, then move up. Take your first right and continue to kill dervishes. At around neg700 neg 200 you come to an intersection. There is one roamer that makes its way here. Set up camp before the intersection and pull to here until you have all of your dervishes (15) killed. Now take this left and you are heading south for a very short period.

Take your very next left at around neg1000 neg500, you are heading east, kill the first lava spider that you see and set up camp here. Pull lava spiders along the LEFT or northern most route. (The spiders have a few roamers that wander these halls. I have never noticed what direction they come from, and the lil bastages sometimes add without me even seeing them. We never have a chanter and I don’t even bother to FD split them, I just bring them both and let BL or Necro Pet OT one of them). Always stay left at the next two intersections (large Ys with one arm heading SE) and pull from these hallways. You will be working your way North East. Clear up to the intersection at about neg 700 neg 1200.By the time you get here you will need perhaps one or two more spiders. You can pull them south of the intersection. You can now move North to finish up and get your drake drops to the north.

The drakes have one roamer before the traps (marked on maps) and two roamers after the traps. The roamer at the south end are normal drakes, the two at the North end are casters that love to CHEAL each other, so you may not want the roamer in camp with you while taking on another mob. Once you clear the traps (the pitholes marked on your map) then you can set up camp on the first bridge, kill the drake there and then wait for the roamer, or if you have a chanter just start killing. Continue to work North NE until you come to your first intersection. If you still need drops then take your first left and pull from that hall.

This quest usually takes us about 1.5 hour to do, sometimes more, depending on the drops from the drakes. The only hold up I have ever seen in this mission (making it more than one hour) is the Drake scales.

Evac to the entrance as this is also the exit, or just run back if now wizy or druid.

As of may 13 2k5 you get 41 crystals for completing this mission, and about one and a quarter AA xp.

Edited, Tue May 17 07:55:26 2005
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 26 2005 at 2:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) As someone who has taken English 101 4 times I should be the last one giving you a hard time but I have to say something.
This is by far my favorite DoN mission so far
# Mar 15 2005 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
Have done this mission about 5 times now. Very straight forward, great exp (usually 1.5 AA's) and each time it was complete in one hour. Also, this mission gives the best bang for the buck too. After each completion, each group member walked away with about 200pp on split (after selling all the dropped items).

Durdaen Darkpoint
Lvl85 Dark Elf Assassin
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