Harvest of Venom  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:90
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
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 16:43:29 2005
Modified: Sat Sep 21 09:31:42 2019
Barrenzin may be found in the evil section of the Plane of Knowledge at -571, +987 in the evil section of the Plane of Knowledge. He's on Find (Ctrl+F).

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, '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 'Harvest of Venom'.

I've found a client who's interested in procuring a large amount of poison from giant spiders and giant rattlesnakes; far more than I have in my storeroom at the moment. The client needs us to keep this transaction quiet so I can't go around asking to buy more poison from other merchants. We'll have to harvest our own spiders and snakes... but to accomplish this I'll need fresh eggs. To incubate the young ones I'll also need a single vial of smoke from a wisp.

Journey to the Commonlands which lie to the west of Freeport and find the giant spiders, giant rattlesnakes and wisps that live amongst the northern hills. Kill them; steal three egg sacs from the spiders, one egg from a rattlesnake, and a single vial of smoke from a wisp. With these in hand, I can then raise my own spiders and snakes and harvest their poisons whenever the client needs more, which sounds like will be quite often judging by the ice in his voice.

Loot 3 Giant Spider Egg Sac from Giant Spiders (0/3) - The Commonlands
Loot 1 Snake Egg from Giant Rattlesnakes (0/1) - The Commonlands
Loot 1 Vial of Smoke from Willowisp (0/1) - The Commonlands

Deliver 3 Giant Spider Egg Sac to Barrenzin (0/3) - The Plane of Knowledge
Deliver 1 Snake Egg to Barrenzin (0/1) - The Plane of Knowledge
Deliver 1 Vial of Smoke to Barrenzin (0/1) - The Plane of Knowledge

Your task 'Harvest of Venom' has been updated.
Your task 'Harvest of Venom' has been updated.
Your task 'Harvest of Venom' has been updated.
Your task 'Harvest of Venom' has been updated.
Your task 'Harvest of Venom' has been updated.
You have been assigned the task 'Journey to _____'. (city depends on your race)

Just in time! That client is breathing down my neck for this poison. I'm not sure what he's planning but you might want to lay low for awhile. Rest up and check back with me when you're [interested] in more work. Here, take this note to your guildmaster who will redeem it for a most handsome reward.

You have been given: Note About Your Second Trial

Note About Your Second Trial : Bring this to your guildmaster to get a pair of gloves.
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Task: Harvest of Venom
# Sep 20 2019 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
Gnome Magician turned in the Note to Wuggan Azusphere in Akanon.

Your task 'Journey to Akanon' has been updated.
Faction adjustments:
+4: Eldritch Collective, Gem Choppers, King Ak'Anon
-4: Dark Reflection, The Dead
You gain experience!
You have been given Gloves of the Collective Initiate
Magic, Lore, No Trade
AC 3
Agi 6
Task: Harvest of Venom
# Sep 21 2019 at 8:15 AM Rating: Excellent
Rhapsodde wrote:
Gnome Magician turned in the Note to Wuggan Azusphere in Akanon.
Your task 'Journey to Akanon' has been updated. [...]

Thanks, I created the task [link=/db/quest.html?quest=9725]Journey to Ak'Anon[/link]. As for faction hits, since there is double faction running on servers, are those the modified hits ?
# Jan 16 2013 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
For me the giant spideys popped up at night. I got all 3 sacks between 1am and 3am game time. Loc area of 422 and -1330 all by the ORC1 camp. The rattlesnakes by northro entrance, didnt matter what time. the willowisps were all over but I had to kill a lot before one dropped the smoke.
Waste of time doing PoK armor quests.
# Mar 26 2012 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
569 posts
I found out that all these NPCs seem to do in PoK is send you on tasks to ultimately receive the same old rewards you would have received from the city guildmaster armor quests.

I thought since SoE added all these new tutorials, Defiant stuff, golden path, etc that these NPCs in PoK would give updated quests, not direct you back to the old quests.
Found one!
# Jun 10 2011 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
Had trouble finding the egg sacks while killing spiders near Befallen entrance. Moved near zoneline to Nektulos Forest and started killing off all the nearby wolves etc (On my server the whole eastern side of the Commonlands is packed with wolves.) This seemed to kick the other spawns in gear, and on the first giant spider that spawned, I found an egg sack. Just need two more :)
Task objectives
# Apr 14 2008 at 4:22 PM Rating: Good
43 posts
Objective Instructions: Status: Zone:

Loot 3 Giant Spider Egg Sack from Giant Spider 0/3 Commonlands
Loot 1 Snake Egg from Giant Rattlesnake 0/1 Commonlands
Loot 1 Vial of Smoke from Willowisp 0/1 Commonlands
Deliver 3 Giant Spider Egg Sack to Barrenzin 0/3 Plane of Knowledge
Deliver 1 Snake Egg to Barrenzin 0/1 Plane of Knowledge
Deliver 1 Vial of Smoke to Barrenzin 0/1 Plane of Knowledge
Task objectives
# Apr 15 2008 at 7:37 AM Rating: Excellent
Ungainly Ninja
6,998 posts
ishanahan wrote:
Objective Instructions: Status: Zone:

Loot 3 Giant Spider Egg Sack from Giant Spider 0/3 Commonlands
Loot 1 Snake Egg from Giant Rattlesnake 0/1 Commonlands
Loot 1 Vial of Smoke from Willowisp 0/1 Commonlands
Deliver 3 Giant Spider Egg Sack to Barrenzin 0/3 Plane of Knowledge
Deliver 1 Snake Egg to Barrenzin 0/1 Plane of Knowledge
Deliver 1 Vial of Smoke to Barrenzin 0/1 Plane of Knowledge

Updated, thanks.
Long and boreing
# Feb 22 2008 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
The giant rattle snakes spawn in the sandy area of the common lands towards the south near the small undead camp and hills. Good luck killing them and getting the egg at frist try. Some days the spawn of giant rattle snakes was plentiful other times only one would spawn every morning and would never carry a snake egg. Be careful and have food on you. You may accidently eat the one snake egg you found after hours of slowly finding and killing these things.
The giant spiders spawn near the entrance to Nektulos forest usually toward the morning. Kill the giant leaf scarabs and beetles that seem to spawn heavily and eventually you get a giant spider. Good luck finding the venom sac. Hit or miss with that loot. Sometimes every spider has one other times it never does. The wisps are the easiest. They're the little blue twinkiling lights that are all over the grassy area that have no label. You need to click on them to see the name. They can only be killed with magic. One day over by where the hill giants spawn towward the south west desert part were a constent spawn of 20 giant spiders. Wish it did that the day, or should i say days, i spent on this quest waiting for them to spawn.
# Feb 13 2008 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
After turning in the "Note About Your Second Trial" to your Guildmaster you get a pair of gloves.

These are the results:

Wood Elf Ranger - Trueshot Chainmail Guantlets
Human Shadow Knight - Dismal Knight Guantlets
Wood Elf Druid - Gloves of the Leafrunner
Vah Shir Rogue - Taruun Guantlets
Harvest of Venom
# Aug 08 2007 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
OK I read thru the post's for "Harvest of Venom" and didnt like what I saw.

So I went to Commons and began killing cat mobs, Earlier I had done a quest in North Ro, and the Placeholders (PH) were Pumas. So Knowing SOE,... I started killing "a young plains cat" with in four kills guess what, POPS "a giant spider".

I started the hunt near the huts outside of Nektulos Forest, and moved west, killing young plains cat, giant fire bettles, giant leaf scarab. I noticed that giant spders were spawning at /loc 696,-1694, 38 // also NOTE: giant spiders did NOT spawn at night. 6PM until 6AM game time.

I killed nine giant spiders total to get the three egg sacks. //

For the giant Rattle snakes, I went over to the southern part of the zone, which is the desert. killings scarab spiderlings, large rattlesnakes, and the ever present undead, no spawns. moving futher down i hunted the area of /loc -921, -1200, 20 Theres is an Undead Camp there. I looked around and saw "PUMA's"
as soon as I started in, the giant RattleSnakes started spawning. Four kills later I had my snake egg.

The willowisps were abundant, near Nektulos forest zone line, The second kill got me the smoke.

A little under an hour got me the Gauntlets of Darkness for Orge SK

Hope this helps
Harvest of Venom
# Jun 17 2008 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
I found that Giant Spiders would not spawn during but instead at night. Killing spiderlings in that area seemed to help too. Kill everything else too just to clear the PHs.
Harvest of Venom
# Nov 12 2007 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
I spent hours trying to do this quest...til i found this post. Great info, completed in about an hour using this info. Thanks a ton!
Harvest of Venom
# Feb 13 2008 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
OMG! I can't believe this. After nearly 6 months of hunting Giant Spiders I finally got the last 2 egg sacks.

Trust me when I tell you I can verify not all Giant Spiders are created equal in the Commonlands zone. Follow the directions Xaelwyn posted here to the letter and you will get this one completed. I logged in and no more than 5 minutes later a Giant Spider crossed my path in the area near Nektulos Forest. I killed him and got the second egg sack (I got the first one 6 months ago). After going around the zone and killing every Giant Spider I could find, I returned to the area near Nektulos Forest and found another Giant Spider that dropped an egg sack. It really bites when Sony does this sort of thing. You should be able to find the same drops off the same mobs all over a zone, not just some drops by some of the mobs in a specific area of a zone.

No drops from the spiders
# Jun 04 2007 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
182 posts
I agree about the spiders no longer dropping the needed items. I have tried this one for 3 or 4 game days and could manage to get about 12 spiders to spawn and killed before night fall would come again (spiders will not spawn at night and the place holder is the black bears.) So I killed between 35 to 50 spiders in 4 game days or 2 real life days and not a single drop. We need three of those egg sacks. How sad!

Let me know if anyone has any luck.

No drops from the spiders
# Aug 03 2007 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
I actually didn't have any problems with Giant Spiders dropping their Egg Sacks, I just couldn't find ANY Giant Spiders for a couple of days, and then -BAMM!! Giant Spiders everywhere, especially after I had what I needed. Go figure.

Make sure you have plenty of food when you get and try to deliver the Snake Egg dropped by the Giant Rattlesnakes - the egg is edible; I was about to zone to PoK and just for S&G looked through my inventory and realized that I no longer had the Snake Egg.

Happy Hunting
Bugged still?
# May 18 2007 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
66 posts
I can't get the quest item from the spiders to drop, must have killed aroud 30 and not one yet.


Edited, May 18th 2007 2:26pm by zhezha
EQ: Zhezha - 75 Enchanter

Venom collection
# Feb 18 2007 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
it seems the mobs on the eastern portion of commons drops the nessicary items (at least more commonly), so search between the nek and nro zonelines for the mobs.
# Dec 10 2006 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
this quest is bugged and has been
submitted to the dev. i have been
running through all the lowbie quests
and am finding some serious leaks.
all cases i submit reports. all you
can do really.
# Dec 23 2006 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
as of this date, 12.23.06, this quest is now
working. since the revamp to commonlands and
the removal of those werewolves from the zone
this quest can be done.

# Nov 24 2006 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
This quest is bugged for on my realm at least (The Sleeper). PoP just came out a week ago with these armor quests and I have found 3 of them bugged so far. wtf Sony, get ur **** together, i know this is a dying game but c'mon. In the Gfay quest the NPC that you are supposed to talk to is gone completely, this venom quest wont update, and for Damp Paws Igok wont talk to you....Wow, how do they ***** up the easies stuff?
harvest venom
# Nov 24 2006 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
a little help please, i have collected all the items for this quest however quest log is not updating, can't give items to barinzen, has anybody that been able to overcome this, i am aware of the other available quest. i have seen some postings from people who have completed this one. thankx
# Nov 14 2006 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
I've collected all the required items from East Commons. My quest journal won't advance and Barenzin won't accept any of them.
Giant Spiders
# Sep 07 2006 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
I have been killing Black bears and still no Giant Spiders are spawning. Is there somewhere specific that I should be camping when I kill the bears? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Giant Spiders
# Aug 13 2006 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
Kill black bears, giant spiders will pop like nobody's business
where are the giant rattlesnake in EC
# Aug 28 2005 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
Hi there ,i had running many hours but i can't find a giant rattlesnake in East commonlands C .is there a loc to find it ??
RE: where are the giant rattlesnake in EC
# Sep 07 2005 at 11:13 PM Rating: Good
65 posts
Giant Rattlesnakes in EC

I had the best luck staying in the desert portion between WC zone and the tunnel. I had trouble finding them as well so I killed everything in this area I could to get fresh spawns. Skellies, Large rattlesnakes, any and all cats, wisps. Eventually I got some giant rattlers to spawn and after 8 or 10 got an egg. Of course we all know the eggs are food so place it in your inventory below your other food.
Task: Harvest of Venom
# Jul 21 2005 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
Whole task, after assigned, takes place in East Commonlands.

Get 3 Spider Egg Sacks from Giant Spiders
1 Snake Egg from Giant Rattlesnake
1 Svirling Smoke from Willowisp

Deliver to Barrenzin, receive Note about second trial. Deliver to your Guildmaster to receive Class-specific gloves and xp. Got about a yellow bub at 12.


RE: Task: Harvest of Venom
# Aug 04 2005 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
Just an aside to anyone who's interested in the newbie armor piece rather than experience...it is not necessary to kill the various monsters, just loot the items. You still get xp (and gloves) for the turn-in to your guildmaster however. Just FYI.
RE: Task: Harvest of Venom
# Aug 23 2005 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
Can i kill a giant rattle snake in S ro and still get the task completed?
RE: Task: Harvest of Venom
# Aug 27 2005 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
No. The quests are area specific. You will have to kill and loot the egg in EC.
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