Norrath's Keepers Tier 1b: Children of Gimblax  

Quest Started By:Description:
Time:6 Hours
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 00:45:00
Faction Required:
Norrath's Keepers (Min: Indifferent)
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 Apr 5 17:20:18 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:
- Average group level must be at least 68
- Minimum "indifferent" faction with Norrath's Keepers
- Completion of "Creating an Antidote"
- Completion of "Burning Arrows"
- Completion of "Greed of the Goblins"

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 'Children of Gimblax'.

Relae must have told you that Gimblax plans to extract vengeance upon you for killing the goblins in the temple. We have learned roughly where this foul goblin is and highly recommend you find your way to him before he finds you.

Touch the cave entrance to Tirranun's Delve 0/1 (The Broodlands)

The direction to the instanced entrance will be marked on your compass.

Slay Gimblax 0/1 (Tirranun's Delve)

Upon zoning into Tirranun's Delve, you find yourself in the far northern part of the zone. Gimblax is in the opposite end: Alone in a small cave at the far south. Make your way across the zone. Be careful as some mobs see invis. Charge Gimblax, and kill him. He hits for a max ~1,200; flurries; procs "Goblin Headbutt" (3-second stun); and has ~87,000 hitpoints.

Gimblax says 'You will die for your treatment of my children!'

Gimblax has been slain by _____!
Gimblax's corpse looks at you in disbelief before collapsing.

As news of their leader's death spreads, the remaining goblins of the delve rapidly fall into chaos and disarray. Gimblax's threat is no more. It will likely be some time before you will need to be concerned with them again.

This completes the task.

Up to 25 Radiant Crystals (number varies according to group's level)
1x "Norrath's Keepers Token" (faction turn-in item)
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request timer
# Apr 29 2009 at 9:45 PM Rating: Good
350 posts
40 minute request timer.

I thought I would post this as a good mission for any fd class factioning at higher levels. Simply have a friend who has appropriate faction request it and then run to gimblax, FD and kill him. Takes all of 5 minutes for an FD class and is a nice faction hit.

Edited, Apr 29th 2009 11:53pm by arkadykappa
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# Apr 29 2009 at 9:04 PM Rating: Good
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Edited, Apr 29th 2009 11:52pm by arkadykappa
Long Live Clan Rundeep!
All tradeskills maxed.
Shadow Knight: 1.0. Warrior, Shaman, Wizard, Druid, Ranger, Bard, Paladin, Berserker, Rogue, Enchanter: 1.0-.20. Necromancer: 1.0-2.5.
# Mar 07 2009 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
You must get your faction up by doing the tasks outside at the caravan. You need to con indifferent to the keepers for them to talk to you about your T1. If they con apprehensive then you have a ways to go. I parked my toon, my merc and my pet in the evil side for a night and let them duke it out,then went back and did more tasks. finally conned indif. It takes time and I will let you know if its all worth it when I am finished. Good Luck
level is not the only limiting thing
# Dec 25 2007 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
I had three level 70s together and could not get this task. There must be some minimum faction for the *group* to get this task.

level is not the only limiting thing
# Mar 31 2008 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
Way old post, but for anyone reading this part .. and can't see the above line.

"To receive this quest, you must first be indifferent to Norrath's Keepers and have completed the three small Tier 1 tasks that Private Nylaen Kel`Ther gives you. However, everyone in the party gets flagged for this win and will get the AA when they complete the other tasks at a later date. "
Non-Gift of the Keepers AA
# Dec 19 2007 at 5:27 AM Rating: Decent
When you kill Gimblax for the first time, you get a free AA. Is this a mission reward, or a progression reward. In other words, since this quest is repeatable, do you get the AA EVERY time you do it?
# Oct 28 2007 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
When you first enter how do you stop that shaman roamer from gateing when you get him low
Qeustion on loosing AA for mission
# Feb 09 2007 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
Would i loose the AA if i participate in any dark reign mission or collect the token? Or would i oose it if i just turned in a token... as my guild often completed dark reign raids.... would a raid loose me the aa ?
Qeustion on loosing AA for mission
# Mar 16 2007 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
You only loose the faction if you turn in the token.
Qeustion on loosing AA for mission
# Mar 17 2007 at 4:23 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
As posted above, you can DO the dark reign tasks, as long as you don't turn in the tokens.

Start doing Dark reign faction, and you LOSE the AAs.

Now, as to how you would "loose" an aa, I have no clue, but if you do, I'll help you catch it Smiley: grin
25 Crystals for mission
# Sep 13 2006 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
60 posts
Just finished this with a group of 6 lvl 70's. You get 25 crystals.
gift of the keepers
# Sep 27 2005 at 2:33 AM Rating: Decent
completed this last night and got AAs. However, just been rereading this and noticed "Chieftain Relae Aderi says 'It is time to repay you for all you have done. Firiona Vie has chosen to share a divine gift with you that will only grow stronger if you continue to help us. This magic to be instilled with you is a fitting reward, but you will fast lose it should you ever aid the Dark Reign -- in fact, it will disappear instantly!'". This begs two questions...does this AA INCREASE with time? And has anyone ever done a dark mission and lost it?
RE: gift of the keepers
# Feb 21 2006 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
I'm guessing it doesn't grow.. there's just more AA's that come along. (He's referring to the "magic" growing stronger, not that particular AA ability)

Also, I believe it probably does fade if you did the dark missions.. this keeps people from going back and getting both sets of AA's.
Lvl Req?
# May 01 2005 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
What is the actual lvl requirement for this, we had an avg lvl of 68 ( 2 - 70's a 67, and a 65 ) and also tried with avg lvl 68.4 ( 3 - 70's a 67 and 65 ) and still could not get mission every one in group had the prior tasks and char flags done. Do all peeps have to be at least 68?
RE: Lvl Req?
# Sep 25 2005 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
71 posts
We did this with group average of exactly 68. Would not allow us to add anyone that reduced the level below that point.
RE: Lvl Req?
# Sep 21 2005 at 1:14 PM Rating: Default
maybe they changed but but I started one yesturday with an average level 68. (3x70+1x62)/4=68
Clarifications Required
# Apr 10 2005 at 5:13 PM Rating: Good
182 posts
1) Does this occur in an instanced zone?

2) "zone into Tirranun's Delve in the far south". From which zone? I am familiar with zoning in from Lavaspinners Lair. This really is in the far south, according to the map. But, if this is an instance, is the zone in from somewhere else and does it place me somewhere new on the map?

I seek clarification because I play on Zek PvP. Lavstorm is perma-camped by a couple of uber guilds who make no bones about their desire to drive all but themselves off the server, either by movelog or by cancelling of accounts.

So, it's critical to know in advance exactly what is what with these tasks. Spend 30 seconds too long dallying in Lavastorm or Broodlands and you are dead.
RE: Clarifications Required
# Apr 14 2005 at 3:46 PM Rating: Default
19 posts
I seek clarification because I play on Zek PvP. Lavstorm is perma-camped by a couple of uber guilds who make no bones about their desire to drive all but themselves off the server, either by movelog or by cancelling of accounts.

Which is why the four zek's pre-merger had a population that rivaled the Test server. That is to say almost nothing.
RE: Clarifications Required
# Apr 11 2005 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
285 posts
1) Yes, this does occur in an instanced zone.

2) Actually, this is somewhat wrong. Here's a quick walkthrough:

To receive this mission, you must have from 3 to 6 players in your group (possibly 4 to 6). Once you have received the mission, you can add stragglers by typing /taskadd <playername> (or was it /addtask...?).

The first step is to touch the cave entrance to Tirranun's Delve. This is an instanced entrance and is in the Broodlands almost due north of the entrance from Lavastorm. You'll have to go west around the mountain ridge, but then back east to the zone. Your compass points to the instance entrance.

NOTE: This instance does not respawn.

Upon zoning in, you are at the far north end of the zone (opposite of where you enter in the static zone). The exit to the zone is at the far south right behind Gimblax.

The first part of the zone is roaming basilisks. Most groups invis past these and into the "castle". From here, most goblins see invis so you need to fight your way around. If you take the most direct route, there are about 20 goblins that you'll have to fight through until you get to the other castle entrance at the far south. Roaming this courtyard are about 6 drakes most of which do not see invis. It is possible to invis past them and engage Gimblax, but this leaves little margin for error and it's best just to kill them. Better safe than sorry.

Gimblax is all alone right in front of the zone out. Highest hit I saw was in the 1200s. Every time I've fought him he Flurried, but others in the groups said he didn't Flurry sometimes. He doesn't have too many hitpoints though.

Pretty easy mission for 33 crystals.


Edited, Mon Apr 11 11:14:57 2005
RE: Clarifications Required
# Jun 14 2006 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
109 posts
To add to the part about 'task adding' I think that this is much like Emoush in that you can task add up until the point you engage Giblax. ie. you can not engage him, fail and try to add or swap anyone in or out.

Have not attempted this with Gimblax but I know Emoush is this way. Anyone with first hand knowledge please feel free to confirm or deny this information.

Also, how long is the lockout on this event on a win & also on a fail. Interested in knowing so I can get an idea just how many times I can help run people through this event and what time frame I am looking at to do so using the same charecter.


Edited, Wed Jun 14 14:00:36 2006
Getting the mission
# Apr 09 2005 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
73 posts
Not every member of your group has to be at the gimblax stage in their progression, just one person who gets the mission... but yes, the average group level has to be 68+ for it to work
Minimum Avg Lvl
# Apr 06 2005 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
Hmm, there also appears to be a minimum average group level for this, 68 I think. The other night we had a 69 shammy, 68 chanter, 67 cleric, 66 pally and 65 pally, all who were at the correct stage for Gimblax. We also had a 65 necro who had not begun the progression. We were *unable* to even get the mission, we kept getting the red message that our party did not meet the requirements. We tried to do it several different ways to no avail.
Gift of the Keepers
# Apr 06 2005 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
I'd like to point out that gift of the keepers is only given to a person at the right stage of DoN progression. Also if the mission is done and then you do the first parts of the progrssion you get it, but its not a reward for doing the mission itself.

Trudar Serg
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RE: Gift of the Keepers
# Apr 06 2005 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
6,998 posts
Updated, thanks.
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