The Cabilisian Trade Route  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:15
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
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:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Jul 20 16:41:50 2005
Modified: Thu Apr 26 15:30:40 2007
Barrenzin may be found in the evil section of the Plane of Knowledge at approximate location -570, +990.

You say, 'Hail, Barrenzin'

Barrenzin says 'Greetings, ______,' Barrenzin smiles as he hands you a glass of wine. 'Thank you for coming on such short notice. Please make yourself comfortable and then we can discuss [business].'

You say, 'What business?'

Barrenzin says 'A Human that gets right to point,' Barrenzin smiles again. 'Such a refreshing change of pace from the pandering rabble I normally deal with. Allow me to be blunt then. I recently lost several, let's say, 'associates' of mine and I'm a little understaffed at the moment. I've been following your adventuring career since Gloomingdeep and I think you could go far in my [organization]. What say you? [Interested] in making a name for yourself? Or perhaps you have a [group] assembled that's looking for a little coin?'

You say, 'What organization?'

Barrenzin says 'I am the leader of the Black Hand. The details of our business can get rather messy so let me just put it this way. Goods from all over Norrath and beyond flow through the Plane of Knowledge. It is literally the hub of all reality. My organization moved here to deal in the subset of goods that are best traded. . .hmm. . .under the table. . .if you understand what I mean. Still [interested]?'

You say, 'I am interested.'

Barrenzin says 'Very well then. Here are the tasks I have for you right now. Be sure to report back to me as you gain field experience. As sure as the accursed sunrise, there's always more work to be done around here.'

You have been assigned the task 'The Cabilisian Trade Route'.

Speak with Karunku Trogue - Field of Bone

You will need to head to the middle of the pit in the Field of Bone where you can find Karunku Trogue.

You say, 'Hail, Karunku Trogue'

Karunku looks up from mending one of her many wounds. 'Berrenzin sent yer, eh? Yer a bitz late dere, frend. Da battle iz over and the bandits kilt most o' da caravan. If yer still wants to find dem bandits and dare leader, Silliv'host, den you can travel northwest ta just inside o' the Warslisk woods. Careful tho', I'd take out da bandit lookouts before going after Silliv'host himself. You be in a whole heap o' trouble if dose bandits see you comin'. Da lookouts will likely set up in the ruins closest to the field of bone. Silliv'host himself camps in the northern ruins along the coast. Good luck. . .and if ya see Baerrenzin again, tell 'em I quit!'

Find the Camp of the Bandit Lookouts - Warsliks Wood

Head to Warsliks Wood. In the valley are two bandit camps (/locs?).

Kill 3 Iksar Lookouts - Warsliks Wood

Find the Main Bandit Camp - Warsliks Wood

Head north and you can't miss it (/loc?).

Kill 5 Iksar Bandits - Warsliks Wood

Kill Silliv`Host - Warsliks Wood

Silliv`Host flees at 20% health. Kill him and loot his head.

Deliver Silliv`Host's Head to Barrenzin - Plane of Knowledge

Give him the head.

Barrenzin gives a slight bow as you bring him the head of Silliv'Host, the bandit leader. 'My Friend,' Barrenzin says, 'I hope this is the beginning of a very lucrative friendship for us both. This note I've given you should convince your guildmaster to part with a useful item. When you have rested, come back to let me know when you are [interested] in more work.'

Your task 'The Cabilisian Trade Route' has been updated.

You have been assigned the task 'Journey to XXX'.

"XXX" is your home city.

You have been given: Note About Your First Trial

You can take this to your guildmaster for your newbie wristband.
Submitted by: Fleven
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Quest works but....
# Jun 09 2011 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
I completed the quest sucessfully, but the faction hits when I turned in my note to Opal Darkbriar were backwards.

+Arcane Scientists
+Knights of Truth
-Opal Darkbriar
-Freeport Militia

Reward for a Human Necromancer from Freeport: Rage Sorcerer Bracer.
Still Bugged
# Oct 15 2008 at 6:45 AM Rating: Decent
This is the 15. October 2008 and the quest is still bugged. I killed the Silliv'Host 3 times and looted his head but the quest won't update. Already reported this issue to soe...
# Sep 07 2008 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
As of today, 9/4/08, this quest seems to be bugged. I killed Silliv' Host 3 different times, with no quest progression. Will petition and see if i'm just being dumb about something. Will update if any pertinant info comes out of it
Loc bandit camp step 2
# Sep 06 2007 at 4:52 PM Rating: Default
2700 by neg2700
...and in this corner...
# Jul 24 2007 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
I took my 'cherry' 18 lv DE rogue into the Main Bandit Camp; Silliv'Host con'd green to me. Bugger kept me point for point til we went just below 50%, I was about to run when I noticed that he must have punched himself tired, 'cause I managed to stay at 38% and he ran at 20%. I gotta find a better weapon than a Recondite Bandit Dirk and Sullied Long Sword. All that for 9s,3c,and his noggin.

Ahhh...the joys of being untwinked and not soliciting the aid of a level 65-whatever

O-kay, so I read where it already mentions Mr Man running at 20% (have another beer, why don't I) - the bandits run at 40%, and for whatever reason, are just as tough, even though they con grey & reasonably safe.

Edited, Jul 24th 2007 10:45pm by CygnusTGoB
# Apr 08 2007 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
Someone might want to add that the Kobold Skull Charm is a reward of this quest.
# Mar 29 2007 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
I can't get this quest or the "good" quest given by V'Lynn Renloe with my Drakkin chanter. Anyone have any ideas what I can do?
# Jun 08 2007 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
Try putting on a shroud, I used the kobold cleric and was able to get a quest from the de.
# Jul 27 2008 at 3:34 AM Rating: Decent
i can confirm this works
# Feb 20 2007 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
152 posts
1st camp 2088, -2956
2nd camp 3634, -2689

The second camp are undercons I think. I can kill whites and yellows in BBM and FoB but these guys do a lot of damage and I wont win at level 10 w/o buffs.

Well, I did kill the bandit at the second camp but only because I regen faster than it and kited. It's a rogue not a monk tho.

edit: they are undercons. They con dark blue, and the host is white, but he was a by far easier fight. He does NOT run at 40%

Edited, Feb 20th 2007 9:43pm by Vumad
- Vu~
Haven's Edge
Kobold Skull Charm
# Feb 07 2007 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
342 posts
My original post attempted to make a list of races/religions who can or cannot get the task that rewards you with "Note About Your First Trial" and the Kobold Skull Charm outside the Tutorial. This is perhaps the easiest and best charm to acquire at low levels (Str: +5 Sta: +5 Wis: +5 Int: +5 HP: +10 Mana: +10), especially when combined with the Slipgear's Gem augment.

There seem to be some odd inconsistencies in who can/cannot do this, however. Just use the information provided here and in the other thread (see below) to locate the quest NPCs and post any definitive results you may have. Please include your race, class, deity and level. Also indicate if you were shrouded. Hopefully we can weed out the types that are not working and get some help from the Devs to fill in the gaps, if any. :)

[Original Post:]

Here is a *TENTATIVE* list of the races/deities that CAN and CANNOT get the task for this quest ("evil") and the Children of the Fay (First Trial) ("good") quest based on both threads. Please post *replies* to this for corrections / verification and I will try to update this periodically.

OK to do quests ?:
+ Gnome ?
+ Human ?
+ Ogre ?
+ Wood Elf ?

CANNOT do quests ?:
- Drakkin ?
- Froglok ?
- High Elf ?
- Vah Shir ??? (failed with 31 agnostic bard)

Barrenzin, V`Lynn Renloe and Castlen Drewe all offer newbie armor tasks in PoK, but AFAIK only Barrenzin and V`Lynn reward you with the Kobold Skull Charm from the Tutorial. Not sure why some races can do this and others cannot. Is this an oversight or deliberate racism? :)

Edited, Feb 15th 2007 1:51pm by Kuponya
Who CAN and CANNOT do this quest
# Feb 10 2007 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
As with the "Children of the Fay (First Trial)" Task:
I did this one as a Vah Shir. I'm not certain about the Kobold Skull Charm though. I have always done the tutorial and got the charm that way. The best thing I can recommend for any of these Tasks not being doable, or ANY Quest listed on Allakhazam for that matter, is to send in a bug report when in-game.

Edited, Feb 10th 2007 11:33am by Zeamus
# Feb 04 2007 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
The Reward listed here is wrong. Though you DO get the "Note About Your First Trial" Ultimately you get a Bracer or Wristband.

Here's the ones I know from my characters that aren't listed:

Human Shadow Knight - Dismal Knight Bracer
Wood Elf Druid - Bracer of the Leafrunner
Wood Elf Ranger - Trueshot Chainmail Bracer
Vah Shir Rogue - Taruun Wristband

Edited, Feb 4th 2007 5:29pm by Zeamus
Zee Bandits
# Aug 11 2006 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
My 12 sorta-but-not-really twinked wizzy w/ roboboar got TROUNCED. I rooted one, and none came after me for a decent amount of time, while I -TRIED- to nuke the one I rooted, resist, resist, 54, 54, 78, 78, 59 and it was at 57% then another came out hit me 2, 11, 11, so i figured i could finish off the other, then bam, 30, 36, then 2 secs later, 36, so i gave up and ran right there. THis quest ain't fair for zee evil newbies.
bonus reward
# Jul 01 2006 at 7:45 AM Rating: Decent
463 posts
If you don't already have a Kobold Skull Charm from the tutorial, you can get one by doing this quest. (You can also get it by doing the first quest from one of the other "armor quest" NPCs in PoK, V'Lynn Renloe, but not from the third "armor quest" NPC.)
Sukrasisx (105 monk) / Terrwini (67 druid) / Teviron (59 shadowknight) / Wizbeau (36 wizard)
-- Mystic Coercion, EMarr
Silliv' Host
# Sep 18 2005 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
Loc of Silliv' Host is +1849, -1994.
RE: Silliv' Host
# Sep 30 2005 at 8:24 PM Rating: Default
539 posts
I found this mob standing in the lookout camp at +3800, -2500.
"Citing your sources isn't spoon feeding, it's basic 101 if you're making an argument."-Jophiel
11 Shaman can solo this
# Aug 20 2005 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
Just so that you know, if you are a newbie lvl 11 Shaman without any high level items, you can still solo this. My untwinked shaman at lvl 11 (with few simple items) has 120 or so WIS, and with that mana pool it's easy enough to DoT kite all of them. Stick the 2 DOT spells you got and it's just a question of running around in circles. Repeat that a few times to kill all, including the Host guy. When I couldn't single-pull a bandit, I zoned out as I only had enough mana to DoT kill 1 of them at a time. Bandits spawn outside the ruins as well so they are easier to single pull.

As for the Host, I pulled and killed the bandit who spawns in the same 'room', then med to full, and single pull the Host.

The host was white con to me at lvl 11. Everyone else, the outlook and bandit etc, where blue con. They hit me hard, so even buffed at around 1k HP I could only tank outlook. The others hit MUCH harder, so it's best if you stay away and try kill them from far away if you are another class.

EDIT: I mean kite them 1 by 1, not all at once!!

Edited, Sat Sep 24 06:29:02 2005
Task: The Cabilisian Trade Rout
# Jul 21 2005 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
Go to Field of Bone, find Karunku Trogue, (pretty sure thats the name). In the pit, near the dragon head.

Karunku tells you about eebil Iksars.

Go to Warsliks Woods. Explore the first ruins you get the. (IF you zoned from Field of Bone, which you should!).

Kill 3 Iksar Lookouts.

Explore the next ruin with naughty Iksars.

Kill 5 Iksar Bandits AND Silliv 'Host

Loot Silliv 'Host's head.

Return the head to Barrenzin for Note about first trial. Take to Guildmaster and receive bracer and xp.

And/or, look here


RE: Task: The Cabilisian Trade Rout
# Sep 07 2005 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
65 posts
A couple of things regarding the PoK armor quests/tasks.

They give you the exact same armor as the "noobie" quests in your starting town, so if you are having trouble finding that rare drop from a rare spawn, try the PoK quest or vice versa. This applies to both the good and evil quests.

If you are trying to solo this without being well twinked, there is a single spawn at the cliffs edge. Stay wide right of the last ruin and proceed to the edge of the cliff, turn right and there is your target. Also pull him quite a ways away from the ruin since he will flee around 20%.

To single pull Silliv, target him from a distance and walk around to the cliff side of the ruin. Walk up to the wall right behind Silliv and he will agro you without adds.
RE: Task: The Cabilisian Trade Rout
# Aug 18 2005 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
One note of caution:
When playing with an untwinked char, the last stage of this with the bandits and Silliv will require help. They con dark blue to a level 12 necro but even one at a time they killed me. Better tactics may have worked but bringing a friend is better.
RE: Task: The Cabilisian Trade Rout
# Jan 31 2006 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
I died about 5 times trying to figure out how to solo these guys at level 12, the trick is just getting enough aggro on them to get them to chase you and running away while your pet kills them. i used engulfing darkness, then heat blood, then healed pet over and over until i got aggro.
RE: Task: The Cabilisian Trade Rout
# Aug 18 2005 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Yeah my poor little necro got trounced by these a few times even after getting to lvl 15 and them conning lb. cause they're monks they seem to push out a lot of damage
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