Staff of Elemental Flux  

Quest Started By:Description:
Time:2 Hours
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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Era:Depths of Darkhollow
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Fri Oct 21 23:49:05 2005
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
Mithious Scratch may be found at +1590, +770.

You say, 'Hail, Mithious Scratch'

Mithious Scratch says 'Well hello there my friend! It is always good to see a fellow Wizard. I see that you have visited Solusek's Temple and proved worthy of the tasks they set before you! If you wish, wise Wizard, I can perform a minor incantation on your Staff of Temperate Flux that will dramatically increase its power! All I require is 100 platinum pieces in exchange - the components for the spell are quite expensive!'

Give him 100 pp and your Staff of Temperate Flux.

Mithious Scratch pats his pockets, looking for something. You hear him mutter as he searches. Suddenly he straightens and you hear him say 'Ah, never mind the instructions! I remember how to do it.'

Mithious Scratch breaks your staff of Temperate Flux!

Mithious Scratch says 'Oh, dear! Um, I'm really sorry, friend, but I seem to have, er, broken your staff. . .I just couldn't seem to find the document I was looking for but I was so sure I remembered how to do it! I don't know what to say. . .'

Mithious Scratch says 'Listen, I think there is a way for us to put this right, you and I. If we work together on this I'm sure we'll both come out ahead. Go visit my, um, friend Nathen. He is studying in the Library in Erudin. He should have another copy of the document I need. Bring that to me and we will fix your staff and see if we can't make it a little stronger in the process!'

Mithious Scratch says 'Don't mind anything he may say about me, though, that Nathen is a real jokester! You know on second thought you might not want to mention me. Nathen, um, might think it's funny to tell you no if you mention me. . .Return to me with the Instructions you will obtain from Nathen to me and we will continue on.'

You receive A Broken Staff of Temperate Flux (identifies as "The staff's power has bled out through a lengthwise crack"). Head to the Vasty Deep Inn in Erudin, then to the last room on the left on the first floor to find Nathen Starr at -1100, +65.

You say, 'Hail, Nathen Starr'

Nathen Starr says 'Well hello ______! Let me guess - Mithious sent you, right? No, no, it's not that surprising that I guessed. I had a feeling he would be sending somebody along soon enough and I recognize that look of desperation in your eyes - you're definitely mixed up with Mithious and he sent you to get the Instructions he needs. Somehow I knew he would still be able to cause some trouble, even while on the run from the Priests of Solusek. Well I know I really shouldn't help that scoundrel out but you seem like a good sort so why don't we [help each other]?'

You say, 'Help each other?'

Nathen Starr says 'Well I can't just give you the document ______. It's very rare and I do not have a copy. But if you get me an Automated Quill and a piece of Parchment I can copy it for you. I used to have a very nice Automated Quill that a friendly Gnome made for me but it went missing the last time Mithious stopped by pestering me on some mad quest to gain power. In any case return to me with an Automated Quill and Parchment and I will give you a copy of this document.'

Hand in a Geerlok Automated Quill (crafted) and A Piece of Parchment (storebought).

Nathen Starr says 'Excellent! Well now let me just dash off a quick copy. . . and here you go! And now just one word of advice to you, my friend. Watch your step with Mithious. He is not to be trusted, no matter how sincere he seems. Now I must return to my studies. Good day to you!'

You receive Augmentation Instructions for a Staff of Power (identifies as "A detailed description of a complex incantation"). Head back to Mithious and hand it in.

Mithious Scratch says 'Oh, of course! I had the incantation right but I was using the wrong ingredients. Well this is simple enough, we just need the ingredients. Fetch me a [powerful solvent] and a Blue Diamond and return with these instructions and your, er, broken staff, and we should have everything we need to create for you a Staff of truly awesome power!'

You immediately receive it back in a slightly different form (identifies as "The pages have been smudged by a hasty inspection").

You say, 'What powerful solvent?'

Mithious Scratch says 'I just happen to know that a certain Alchemist named Bauer recently moved into a room in Freeport. I'm sure if you speak with him he will give you what you need. Do whatever you have to do to get the solvent from him - whatever it takes ______!'

Head to West Freeport and find Alchemist Bauer on the second floor of the Jade Tiger Den at -295, -535, -69.

You say, 'Hail, Alchemist Bauer'

Alchemist Bauer says 'Oh no! I knew he would send someone once he found me! Isn't it enough that he took my Leesa? Why does he hound me so! Well, ______, I'll send him a message with your cold, dead, body!'

He attacks. Once he's dead, loot A Powerful Solvent (identifies as "A powerful solvent created by a brilliant Alchemist"). Head back to Mithious again.

You say, 'Hail, Mithious Scratch'

Mithious Scratch says 'Well hello again ______. Have you done what I asked?'

Give him A Broken Staff of Temperate Flux, Augmentation Instructions for a Staff of Power (the latter version), A Powerful Solvent, and a Blue Diamond.

Mithious Scratch says 'Haha! You fool! With this staff I will be able to challenge the mighty Solusek Ro himself! I could not have obtained the original Staff on my own - the Priests of Solusek had barred me from their temple after I 'removed' that worthless priestess Leesa when she got in my way. But now you come along and deliver not only the Staff but everything I need to create a version even more powerful than the one used by Solusek's own minions! And the crowning glory is you got rid of that whiner Bauer for me as well! My thanks, pitiful fool!'

He respawns and attacks (he's a wizard). Loot the Staff of Elemental Flux from his corpse.
Submitted by: Meade Beerpants, Haven's Edge, Stromm
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Worth the hassle?
# Nov 03 2020 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
Would this item Even be worth getting at lvl 90?
Worth the hassle?
# Oct 16 2021 at 6:42 AM Rating: Good
1,291 posts
Staff of Temperate Flux (WIZ), Staff of Elemental Flux (WIZ), Staff of Viral Flux (ALL) are outstanding tools for pulling.
# Sep 21 2018 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
Alchemist Bauer DOES NOT spawn until at least GoD. On Agnarr this means never; yet you can start the quest and have your staff broken...requiring replacement.
# May 22 2021 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
MindosTurambar wrote:
Alchemist Bauer DOES NOT spawn until at least GoD. On Agnarr this means never; yet you can start the quest and have your staff broken...requiring replacement.

Still broken as of 22/5/21 on Aradune. Clearly a bug, will petition in hopes devs agree it is an easy fix.
"Evil is not without Honour"
Level 66 Wizard
# Jan 14 2010 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
241 posts
Takes about an hour at level 66 and 350 pp (Blue Diamond and 100 pp fee)

Final turnin
# Jul 29 2009 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
After final turnin to Mithious Scratch, he just stands there and cons indifferent. I waited a while for the respawn, which didn't happen, so I just killed him and he dropped the Staff of Elemental Flux.
Alchemist Bauer...
# Jul 02 2007 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
Since the revamp to Freeport, the Inn has been moved completely in another area of the city relative to where it used to be (near the bank). Now, it is near the entrance gates to the city near the southwest zone to the sewers. Hope this helps, I ran around quite a while.
# Jun 14 2006 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
Bauer ran the after only a few hits and then I couldnt find the buggers body. Finally had to wait for a respawn only a few seconds and root him before I could kill him and find his body afterwards.
light blue mob
# May 29 2006 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
he con'd light blue to a 66 wiz i resisted most of his spells i just snared & nuked him. He don't attack after turn in you engage him.
# Mar 04 2006 at 3:30 AM Rating: Decent
As others have said, Mithious does not attack after you do the last turn-in. He simply respawns, was still indifferent to me. Killed him and got the staff. He's fairly magic resistant for his level but otherwise a normal caster mob.
EASY solo if you have the infusion vet reward
# Feb 15 2006 at 8:30 AM Rating: Default
Note to everyone here, this guy won't even be able to dmg you a single hit point if you use the infusion vet reward (maxing all stats). I did this at lvl 43 (4 lvls lower than the guy) and resisted every single nuke from him. Conflageration (1k dmg) took about 25% of his health out. Very weak guy, even if you're low lvl, no need to bother your friends to help you. lol.

Same on the alchemist guy in NFP too... 3 conflags and he's dead, hits for hardly any damage.

ON A FINAL NOTE, NOTICE THAT THIS STAFF HAS A REQUIRED LVL OF 45. Didnt see that posted anywhere here.

That is all.
Have fun!
Power to the wizzies!
# Feb 03 2006 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
turned in my pieces, then got pk'd right before i could kill him. luckily for me, the pk didn't know why i was killing him, so i went back and got my staff.
he didn't KoS either time.

Edited, Fri Feb 3 06:14:08 2006
slight correction
# Dec 30 2005 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
The walkthrough says Mithious Scratch respawns and attacks. He didn't; he just stood there, wishing me a good day when I hailed him again. Finally I killed him anyway and looted the staff.
RE: slight correction
# Jan 15 2006 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
If you read the text at the end of the quest he is actually mocking you for helping him out.
I could not have obtained the original Staff on my own

But now you come along and deliver not only the Staff but everything I need to create a version even more powerful than the one used by Solusek's own minions! And the crowning glory is you got rid of that whiner Bauer for me as well! My thanks, pitiful fool!'
Augumented ???????
# Oct 31 2005 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know if there is a way to Augment the Staff as I was on a SOL Ro minis raids last night with my guild and some of the mobs were resisting the Lower Element Effect.

Augumented ???????
# Nov 22 2009 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
Kinda old post but in case anyone else is confused you can just spam the staff until it lands. Some guys will resist 3 or so but it's instant cast so not a problem
# Oct 25 2005 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
all in all a good quest for the intended lvl imo and a nice 45 minute diversion for higher lvl's. haven had a chance to really test it on anyone but myself and it is resistable to me haha. instant click items are always fun though so go figure. the last spawn of mithious scratch has less then 8k hp and just tried to root me twice and then melee'd me for 119 dmg before ether flare went off. 8011 dmg and one very dead npc. his respawn time is very fast.. like 4 minutes or so as are all the npc in the quest so no real wait on spawn times.
Azumzen Toorough
70 Wizard and pround member of Fire and Fury
Nathan Starr
# Oct 24 2005 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
loc on him is -1102.56 67.72
Finished on Tribunal
# Oct 22 2005 at 11:48 AM Rating: Default
Just did this quest, Alchemist Bauer is in one of the side rooms on second floor. Also after the turn in he respawned and was green con to a level 70 and doesnt attack. So i did what any good wizard would do. I nuked him to death in 1 nuke and looted the staff. Hes got maybe 10k hp.
RE: Finished on Tribunal
# Oct 25 2005 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
haha 4250=) or less
Mithious Scratch?
# Oct 22 2005 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
127 posts
how to spawn this NPC? cant find him on the specified locs.
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