Norrath's Keepers Tier 2b: Sickness of the Spirit  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Loot
Faction Required:
Norrath's Keepers (Min: Amiable)
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 29 18:07:12 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 group mission begins with Keeper Dilar Nelune (click for map image) in the Norrath's Keepers camp of the Lavastorm Mountains.

Pre-requisites for requesting this task:
- Minimum group average level 68+
- Minimum "amiable" faction with Norrath's Keepers
- Completion of "Turn the Tides of Sand"
- Completion of "Recover the Lost Map"
- Completion of "Defend the Kirin Contact"

You say, 'Hail, Keeper Dilar Nelune'

Keeper Dilar Nelune says 'Should we all perform to Chieftain Aderi's expectations, the races of good and light will bring an end to the threat of evil upon Norrath.'

You have been assigned the task 'Sickness of the Spirit.'

You may recall the kirin ally that the chieftain mentioned and that you protected. Well, this same kirin has shied away from us since it felt the anger of its kin. Many have tried and failed to win this kirin's heart to our side once again. Now, we ask that you make an offer of peace as you are the one that protected it. If we can secure this, we might be able to gain an upper hand against the Dark Reign. Within the courtyard of Stillmoon Temple is the keeper of the cherry blossom forest. He will summon the kirin for you if you help him in his quest to find the perfect cherry blossom. You may have luck in finding this blossom upon certain goblins tending the cherry blossom grove.

Map points for "stillmoona.txt" map files:

P 218.0000, -950.0000, 41.0000, 240, 0, 0, 1, Librarian
P 700.0000, -1262.0000, 0.0000, 240, 0, 0, 1, Scroll_Thief
P -55.0000, -191.0000, -33.0000, 240, 0, 0, 1, Stillmoon_Courtyard_Gardener_(roam)
P -381.0000, -194.0000, -33.0000, 240, 0, 0, 1, Stillmoon_Forest_Keeper
P -1000.0000, -450.0000, 0.0000, 240, 0, 0, 1, Wong_Li
P -700.0000, -630.0000, 0.0000, 240, 0, 0, 1, Nethran_trigger

Touch the portal to Stillmoon Temple 0/1 (The Broodlands)

Your compass will direct you to the entrance.

Loot 1 Perfect Cherry Blossom from Stillmoon courtyard gardener 0/1 (Stillmoon Temple)

"Stillmoon courtyard gardener" is a goblin that wanders around the zone-in courtyard. It hits for a max ~750; has ~35,000 hitpoints; and is mezzable/stunnable. Kill it, and loot a "Perfect Cherry Blossom".

Deliver 1 Perfect Cherry Blossom to Stillmoon Forest Keeper 0/1 (Stillmoon Temple)

"Stillmoon Forest Keeper" is a drake found in the west end of the courtyard.

Stillmoon Forest Keeper says 'Ah! The perfect blossom . . . I can hardly believe my eyes! For years have I searched in vain for those perfect petals only to find out that gardener was keeping it from me all this time. I humbly thank you for your offer, kind adventurers and perhaps I can return the favor for I know who it is you seek. With this in hand I can summon the hidden one for you. Now go and greet him before he hides again!'

Speak with the Kirin Grandmaster 0/1 (Stillmoon Temple)

The Kirin Grandmaster is a mob named "Wong Li", who is in the small garden in the far west end of the zone. It is initially non-KOS.

You say, 'Hail, Wong Li'

Wong Li says 'Congratulations for finding me adventurer. I simply could not resist meeting the one who had found the perfect Cherry Blossom. I know your side wishes to unlock the secrets that lay within these temple walls but you must earn my trust before I will part with its treasures. Lately a sickness of the spirit has infected some of my brethren. Those few of us able to resist this illness are too weak to seek the cause of this malady and thus we need you to help us in this endeavor. We think that the new goblin tending to the bath house, Nethran may have something to do with this. Find him and see if he has any clues on his person. Alas, I can not tell you exactly how to bring him out of hiding except to say that he is easily angered. Perhaps you can use this to lure him out. . .'

Loot 1 Ancient Note from Nethran 0/1 (Stillmoon Temple)

Kill mobs in the bath house area until "Nethran" spawns alongside 2x "goblin laborer." They will approach from opposite directions, and do NOT see invisibility. (It only takes 2-3 mob kills to spawn them.)

Nethran says 'Out! Out! OUT! You be makin' a fine mess of me baths! Get outta here before I make a nice meal o' you!'

One laborer is a cleric; the other a pure caster. They each hit for a max ~800; have ~85,000 hitpoints; and are mezzable and stunnable. Nethran hits for a max ~950 and is a wizard. Kill Nethran, and loot an Ancient Note from its corpse.

Nethran has been slain by _____!
Nethran walks three steps before collapsing upon himself in a small heap.
Your faction standing with Stillmoon Acolytes got worse.
Your faction standing with Kessdona got worse.
Your faction standing with Rikkukin got worse.

Deliver 1 Ancient Note to Kirin Grandmaster 0/1 (Stillmoon Temple)

Bring the note to Wong Li.

Wong Li says 'Nethran had this on him, you say? This is very dire news indeed. This note speaks of an ancient and powerful curse that long ago descended upon this temple and its inhabitants. I can not translate all of the glyphs though but perhaps if you spoke with the temple librarian we might be able to uncover more about this plague. I will send word ahead so he will be expecting you.'

Speak with Temple Librarian 0/1 (Stillmoon Temple)

The library is upstairs in the large east room (looks like a "+" sign on the map).

You say, 'Hail, a Stillmoon librarian'

a Stillmoon librarian says 'Yes outsider, I have been foretold of your arrival. The scroll you seek, however, was stolen from here but mere moments before you arrived. Find the thieves and you will find the scroll you need!'

Loot 1 Fables of Winged Harmony from scroll thief 0/1 (Stillmoon Temple)

Head downstairs and into the sand area. In the northeastern corner of the zone are two small rooms. In the southern of those two rooms you will find 1x "scroll thief" and 3x "scroll thief underling" (/loc 1100, -700). They can be split from one another, each hits for a max ~750 (some are rogues that can backstab for ~2,200) and is mezzable and stunnable. Kill one, and loot "Fables of Winged Harmony" from its corpse.

Deliver 1 Fables of Winged Harmony to Kirin Grandmaster 0/1 (Stillmoon Temple)

Take this back to Wong Li, and be ready for a fight.

Wong Li says 'Very good adventurer, very good indeed! You have played your part in my plan most brilliantly but now I am forced to slay you, outsider. You see, I can not risk you upsetting my plans.'

He respawns and attacks.

Wong Li says 'Your bones will litter these gardens today!'

Kill 1 Twisted Kirin Grandmaster 0/1 (Stillmoon Temple)

The aggressive Wong Li is Level 75 and a druid. It hits for a max ~1,100 and has ~47,000 hitpoints. Kill it to complete your task.

The Kirin cries out, 'This cannot be! I was destined to rule the temple!'

Your faction standing with Stillmoon Acolytes got worse.
Your faction standing with Kessdona got worse.
Your faction standing with Rikkukin got worse.

This completes the task:

Surprisingly, the sly Kirin turned to betrayal. Though this journey has ended on a sour note, perhaps there are still others willing to listen to offers of peace.

48 Radiant Crystals
1x "Norrath's Keepers Token" (faction turn-in item)
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# Feb 08 2011 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
309 posts
The librarian can be hailed from the doorway, which updates your task, but then you can't see what he has to say.

This is no longer so and should be removed. Patch on 26 January 2011 prevents this now.
updated info.
# Sep 24 2009 at 6:47 PM Rating: Good
54 posts
this is what is displayed after the grand master is killed and before he says he was destined to rule.

Your faction standing with Stillmoon Acolytes got worse.
Your faction standing with Kessdona got worse.
Your faction standing with Rikkukin got worse.

Barrd Solo
# Jun 27 2009 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
Just soloed this as a bard. Was really easy just faded a lot as I ran back and forth after kills etc to the Kirin boss and I was done in about an hour got my necro and ranja their credit for it also while sitting in guild lobby. Really easy task to solo as a bard though since a lot of it is just a few easy single mob kills and running around this is suited perfectly for a bard. I didnt even bother clearing or single pulling I just killed the few mobs I needed and looted then faded agro on all the other mobs that were on me. Same with running down the big see invis hall way of giants I just ran back and forth agroing them all and then fading upon entering garden. Kirin boss was cake , I think he was easier than any of the other mobs besides the gardener as the way I did the other mobs without clearing adds there were alot of healers healing the mobs I was killing so they took a little longer. Go Bards Go!

82 bard
Pretty gimply geared also if that helps you I have Fabled pet weapon and 2.0 as my DPS and 42% haste with pretty gimpy gear. About 25khp and 3kac with 850aa, so if I can do it anyone can!
# Mar 31 2008 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
You can do it without killing any of the mobs in the bath house, btw. Just swim in the pool and he spawns.
Spawn Nethran
# Feb 01 2008 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
Confirmed. You must clear the bathhouse of all mobs. Then you must swim in either the Main pool or all of them to spawn him. Nethran almost instantly spawned when doing so.
loc of the portal entrance.
# May 30 2007 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
The loc of the portal entrance (instanced zone) is 1039.96, 59.70, 126.01
Nethran spawn problem/fix
# May 26 2007 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
If you run into problems spawning Nethran have the entire group zone out and all zone back in....then run back to the bathhouse area--we killed for over 1hr trying to get him to spawn and cleared everything...he only spawned when we zoned out and back in...think the trigger was messed up and zoning out and back in some how reset it.
Nethran spawn problem/fix
# Jan 22 2008 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
468 posts
I just did this task and i didn't need to kill anything in the bath house area to spawn Nethran. I swam to the pool in the middle of the bathhouse area and swam around it a bit and saw nethran up alone. I pulled him and got one of the laborers but not the other. If i had done it quicker im sure i could have singled him.
Nethran spawn problem/fix
# Jul 21 2007 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Thank you thank you thank you.
Nethran spawn problem/fix
# Sep 28 2007 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
i've met relife. in addition to being helpful, he's one sexy ****, too. <zones back in to kill nethran>

edit1: nethran didn't spawn. i take back what i said about relife.

edit2: ok we got nethran to spawn. our dirty monk swam in the pool in the middle of the bath area and they spawned. i don't know if that was the trigger or not, but no one else was doing anything significant when it happened.

Edited, Sep 29th 2007 1:42am by SirJesster
Mission Rundown
# Sep 23 2006 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Did this mission with 3 warriors, an enchanter, a beastlord, and a druid. All 70th level. Time, Ikkinz, OoW raid geared. Took about 2 hours total with one recovery in the middle. Take your time and pull 2 or 3 when necessary. Do try to have FD/bard puller or CC with you, as the mobs frequently come 2 or 3 at a time. Wong Li was a big overcon for us, as he spent his short life trying, to no avail, to cast spells at us.

Readers' Digest version:
1. Kill gardener.
2. Loot Perfect Cherry Blossom.
3. Give Blossom to Forest Keeper.
4. Hail Wong Li.
5. Trigger Nethran.
6. Kill Nethran.
7. Loot Ancient Note.
8. Give Note to Wong Li.
9. Hail Temple Librarian.
10. Kill scroll thief.
11. Loot Harmony.
12. Give Harmony to Wong Li.
13. Kill Wong Li.

Labels for your map:
P 218.0000, -950.0000, 41.0000, 240, 0, 0, 3, Temple_Librarian
P 700.0000, -1262.0000, 0.0000, 240, 0, 0, 3, scroll_thief
P -55.0000, -191.0000, -33.0000, 240, 0, 0, 3, Stillmoon_courtyard_gardener_(wanderer)
P -381.0000, -194.0000, -33.0000, 240, 0, 0, 3, Stillmoon_Forest_Keeper
P -1000.0000, -450.0000, 0.0000, 240, 0, 0, 3, Wong_Li
P -700.0000, -630.0000, 0.0000, 240, 0, 0, 3, Nethran_trigger
Mission Rundown
# Nov 22 2006 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
Every Iron Worker see's invis, take your time killing roamers so they dont add.

The map labels realy helped, thanks Legolaas; Although, the scroll theif was located in the room below were the label had him. Was able to root the adds and take out the scroll theif no problem. Just re-rooted and was fine.

We had no repops in our mission, so we were able to take our time.

Mission Rundown
# Oct 24 2006 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
mission takes about 45 minutes with 1 lvl 75 Pally, 1 lvl 75 SK, 1 lvl 73 SK, 1 lvl 74 Chanter, 1 lvl 75 Mage, and a lvl 71 Ranger

Pally Healed the whole group no deaths. SK's bounced agro when needed, was rather nice
# Jul 17 2006 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
123 posts
When I went into Western Garden, Wong Li was a scowling red kirin, so I stayed very far away. Will he attack me if I get too close?

Also, does the flagging for this work like Gimblax Mission, where even if you are not at that point in the progression you still get the flag for it?

Also, I believe a necro might be able to solo this entire mission. Or maybe might need enchanter help for crowd control. I soloed the first mob easy... all of the courtyard mobs were easy as well. If you can pull 2 mobs at a time maximum and keep 1 rooted while other dies, then I suppose a necro could solo the whole thing. However, I only got to the part with Nethren before I got booted from the zone due to people leaving the task. I will have to try this again later.

Thank You.

Edited, Jul 17th 2006 at 6:12am EDT by Krosar
The Rathe / Prexus
Krosar Shadowflame - 105 Necro
Rasork - 105 Druid
Imacatlol - 105 Bard
Yaldax Toknight - 105 Rogue
Savi Yorr - 105 Paladin
# Jul 08 2006 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
When trying to spawn netheran make sure you aren't invis. If you are invis the trigger won't trip and you'll be running around forever
# Nov 22 2006 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
.. also need to kill the gobbies in the rooms around the fountian.
# Jan 04 2006 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
My question is: Does the whole group get credit or just the person who got the mission? I am pretty sure that it flags the whole group, b/c I got credit without having been the one to start the mission, but I want to be sure. I wouldn't want to drag 4 other people through to flag my alt if that wasn't the case.

RE: Credit?
# Jan 30 2006 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
I did this with 3 others that needed the credit and we all got the flag so i would have to say yes everyone that needs it gets credit for it.
Some more text
# Oct 05 2005 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
Nethran text after he pops:
Nethran says 'Out! Out! OUT! You be makin' a fine mess of me baths! Get outta here before I make a nice meal o' you!'

He casts Elnerick's Entombment of Ice, Invert Gravity, Shock of Magic, Draught of Ice, Telaka.

Your faction standing with Stillmoon Acolytes got worse.
Your faction standing with Kessdona got worse.
Your faction standing with Rikkukin got worse.
You gain party experience!!
Nethran's corpse says 'Nethran walks three steps before collapsing upon himself in a small heap.'

Librarian text:
You say, 'Hail, a Stillmoon librarian'
a Stillmoon librarian says 'Yes outsider, I have been foretold of your arrival. The scroll you seek, however, was stolen from here but mere moments before you arrived. Find the thieves and you will find the scroll you need!'

Scroll thief underlings say:
scroll thief underling's corpse says 'My comrades will avenge my death.'

Scroll thief says:
scroll thief says 'You won't be leaving here alive!'
scroll thief's corpse says 'The thief stumbles backwards a few steps before collapsing on the ground.'
# Sep 25 2005 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
402 posts
We got to the ancient note from Nethran part but the group member who looted the note was not able to get Wong Li to accept it so we had to leave. Is this a bug or is there person working on progression suppose to loot?
# Aug 15 2005 at 1:01 PM Rating: Default
loc is 1036 68 120

RE: info
# Aug 15 2005 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
6,998 posts
Loc of what, exactly?
scroll thief
# Aug 14 2005 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
Scroll thief is way over on the east side, about as far as you can get from Wong Li's room. Scroll thief is at 1100 -700 or so in the southern of the 2 rooms off the east side. He is impossible to single pull without good fd or calming the room.
Nethran trigger
# Jun 07 2005 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
If you are in the doorway to the bathouse, having just walked off the wooden walkway there is a trigger nearby. If you are facing the pool walk through it and just on the opposite side is a "trap" that will spawn the guy. I would clear the rooms out so that you only get him and his two adds. His adds come from the north room and him from the south. He comes a bit slower you should have at least one add dead before he engages. Anyway after clearing the rooms walk straight from that walkway over the pool and strafe left to right until you hit it. Way easier than clearing the next dozen mobs or so.
better then rouge
# Jun 06 2005 at 12:28 AM Rating: Default
After doing this mission a bard works even better then a rouge. no Undead so stable bard invis works wonders and if something should go funky he can FM. Plus he can track his target.
# May 07 2005 at 4:22 AM Rating: Decent
group average must be 68 or higher to get this mission for tier 2, if anyones wondering why they cant somtimes and can some, req group average level of 68
# Apr 28 2005 at 11:24 PM Rating: Decent
73 posts
First off, I have confirmed that you must clear the bath house entirely of mobs to kill Nethran. Secondly, when Nethran spawns, 2 goblins spawn with him to guard him, so be prepared for that. Thirdly, Wong Li is an extremely easy fight, I remember him being easier than any of the other mobs. I don't believe he rampaged/flurried or enraged, but I can't confirm that, all I remember is that he is extremely easy.
# Apr 28 2005 at 1:12 AM Rating: Decent
take a rogue who has sos and a monk this can be done in under an hour we did it in 45 min on are 3rd time of doing it first time about 3-4 hours next time about 2 hours 70 monk 67 rogue 70 shamy 70 cleric 70 wizzy and a 69 pally
Nethran spawning
# Mar 31 2005 at 7:40 AM Rating: Good
238 posts
As a monk I did the hail of Wong Li while the others in the group where near Nethran's spawn point. He didn't show right away but did pop all of a sudden shortly after I got back to the group.

Conditions were too confused to be sure but it seemed like either the majority/all had to be in his room or he's slightly delayed(2-3 minutes). Two goblin's also popped out in the bath area near walkway garden.
Voidslayer Jhereg, Destroyer of Worlds, Monk, <Celestial Navigators>, Drinal server
Vanidor Silverbranch, Wizard, <Celestial Navigators>, Drinal server
Prepare for a long mission
# Mar 30 2005 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
This mission takes a long time to complete compared to other missions. Mobs don't respawn in this one, but you have to kill most of the mobs in the zone as it requires you to go all over the zone for turn-ins and named kills. Mare sure you set aside a couple hours for this at least, unless you have some serious DPS.
RE: Prepare for a long mission
# Apr 27 2005 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
139 posts
This past weekend I did this even 3 times. This event now awards 48 crystals.

The first time we did the event it took 3 hours. We were getting ready to tank the mission because we did not realize we had to hail Wong Li in the beginning. Once we got past that, the rest went quickly. Second attempt we got the event down to 2 hours and then 1h35m on the 3rd stab and that is assignment to completion.

Group configuration: 70 Warrior, 70 Cleric, 70 Mage, 70 Necro, 70 Chanter (botted by Warrior) and 69 Shammy (botted by Necro).

48 crystals and almost 2 full AA's is not too bad for 1.5 hours. (average 32 crystals/hour)

Nethran -- Nethran along with the two adds come one from each of the 3 rooms. We figured that one out on the 2nd attempt. On the 3rd attempt when we were ready for him, we headed to back corner of the room on the West (single room). We sat there. Warrior ran out did the trigger for him and then ran around in the hallway looking for him. He ran through the round pond and this seemed to of triggered Nethran. We took him out in his room (no adds). We then pulled the other two and finished them off.

As for Wong Li, we ran to him and got close. Make sure you clear out all the mobs around him first. This includes the 2 iron guys standing guard. If you are on the north side of the tree you cannot target him. We waited for him to come down the bridge to the grass. If you con him it says he will attack but he will not. We took our positions around him, Warrior did the hail and then we let loose on him. Easy kill. Warrior had a HoT on him just before the hail and I don't even think I saw his HP's drop (10.5k buffed). On our first attempt the warrior said Wong Li did not even touch him, it was probably to busy trying to cast.

70 Necro of Terris Thule
RE: Prepare for a long mission
# Mar 30 2005 at 6:16 PM Rating: Good
A rogue in group can cut out a lot of time for some of the hand ins.
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