Breastplate of Ro  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Armour Set
  • Experience
  • Faction
Faction Required:
Clerics of Tunare (Min: Indifferent)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
    Quest Items:
    Related Zones:
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    Related Quests:
    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
    Appropriate Classes:
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    Entered: Fri Mar 9 19:29:22 2001
    Modified: Mon Jul 6 23:15:54 2020
    /loc of Abigail?

    Example of a quest with multiple faction requirements.

    You need somewhere around 25 faction (mid indifferent) to get the quest from Abigail (Clerics of Tunare) and amiable to get the needed Bar of Ronium from Lord Searfire (Temple of Sol Ro).

    You say, 'Hail, Abigail'

    Abigail says 'Greetings! I am the holder of the secret of the [Breastplate of Ro]. You may rest here. You are quite safe within this camp of paladins.'

    You say, 'What Breastplate of Ro?'

    If less than around 25 faction (low indiff):

    You need to prove your loyalty to my temple. Go to Felwithe and seek out the Clerics of Tunare. Prove to them your faith. Then ask the leader of this church if you are a [honored member].

    Go to Felwithe and find the paladin guildmaster Tynkale. If you hail him he says. "Hail, noble _____! Can you be of [service to the Clerics of Tunare] or are you not from our order?"

    Ask him "am I an honored member?" and he responds with "Yes. The light of righteousness shines from within you." when you have sufficient faction or "When you have furthered your service to the Paladins of Tunare, we shall make conversation." if you do not.

    Once over:

    Abigail says 'The Breastplate of Ro mold will be awarded to you. First, you will perform a test of strength. Go to Faydwer. There you shall seek out and destroy the Teir'Dal who carry the dark cauldrons!! They have been venturing into our lands and capturing many Koada'Dal and Fier'Dal for cooking purposes! Bring to me two of their dark cauldrons.'

    The Dark Cauldron drops from "an ancille cook." Hand in two:

    Abigail says 'I instructed you to return with no less than two dark pots.'
    Abigail says 'You have earned the mold. You will now need go and speak with Thomas about [Lord Searfire].'
    Your faction standing with Clerics of Tunare got better.
    Your faction standing with King Tearis Thex got better.
    Your faction standing with Anti-Mage got better.
    You gain experience!!

    You receive a Mold of Ro Breastplate.

    /loc of Thomas?

    You say, 'Hail, Thomas'

    Thomas says 'Welcome to our camp. We are paladins gathered from many lands. We have been called to this land by our deities. Ours is a crusade of righteousness. Have you happened upon us by chance or do you [seek the sacred molds]?'

    You say, 'Who is Lord Searfire?'

    Thomas says 'Lord Searfire is a great forge master. He was called forth to the land of fire lakes. It is said that he now toils in the name of Solusek Ro within a hidden temple of that land. He and he alone knows how to obtain [ronium], a needed component for forging the sacred Armor of Ro.'

    You say, 'What is ronium?'

    Thomas says 'It is an alloy created from two rare metals. Only [Lord Searfire] knows the formula.'

    Once you get the mold for an item, you need to talk to Lord Searfire, the Dwarven Smith in The Temple of Solusek Ro. He must consider you amiably (with which faction?) before he will deal with you. He will then give you the Sol Cauldron and tell you how to do the next step, which is acquiring the ingredients to make the metal ronium. These are: Melatite (Dropped by MB and MC Clockworks in Solusek's Eye. You can also sometimes buy them from the Gnomes in Solusek's Eye since many players sell them if they find them), Two Bars of Enchanted Platinum, Mistmoore Granite (from Gargoyles in Mistmoore), the Sands of Ro (from sand giants) and Soil of Underfoot (Get from Priestess Ghalea in the Kaladim cleric's guild for 4 fairy dusts [need at least amiable faction for this]). Put them in the cauldron and hit the combine button and you will get a bar of ronium. You do not need the blacksmithing skill to combine these.

    Once you get the ronium, you need to combine it with the mold in a forge to make your item. Any regular forge will do (don't use the race forges). You need at least 15 skill points in blacksmithing for this.

    Need all dialogues, current faction hits if any, /loc's of quest mobs, quest items, minimum faction information, any other missing information.
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    #Anonymous, Posted: Jul 20 2001 at 9:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
    #Anonymous, Posted: Jul 20 2001 at 9:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
    Is this a role game ?
    # Jul 05 2001 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
    My god ! DONT KILL NICE FAIRIES ! You are a pallie, so what the heck you going to kill a kind fairie ? get something else, there are better armors, there are better quests . . .

    RE: Is this a role game ?
    # May 08 2002 at 8:43 AM Rating: Default
    I pull off their little wings and then bite off their heads!
    #Anonymous, Posted: Jun 25 2001 at 8:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ok its nice we have quest with great rewards but there so freaking hard! u have to be like level 30+ to do any of these freaking quests. i wonder what the developers were on when they thought up thses quests. another thing, shadow knights are a paladins equal and opposite. shadow knights are dark knights and paladins are white knights (aka good and evil).
    RE: WTF
    # Aug 14 2001 at 9:15 AM Rating: Default
    of course its going to be hard.... what do you think next that all of the classes epics quests will be easy? of course its going to be hard its meant for mid leveled people. remember this.... hard quests = great rewards (i would hope)

    Sillaar Amnesty
    <Midnight Council of Fate>
    Druzzil Ro server
    RE: WTF
    # Jun 25 2001 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
    77 posts
    Well this set of armor for pallys is the midway armor for you, same as Ravenscale, Dark Forge, Crafted, Cleric Quest when there was only 50th lvl this was the armor you recived before you went to the planes, it was (and still is IMO) great mid-lvl armor. though nowadays you can see lvl 5's in full sets of this, but technically you are suppose to get this armor your self and all the pieces drop in the lvl apropriate places. when i was but a young druid 20ish.. most of my friends who where my lvl still wore Bronze and Chain, nowadays the twinks rule.. and i see lvl 15 druids with better than what im wearing, and when i was thier lvl i wore full leather.. with no wisdom items and my trusty FS scimmy and Shiney Brass Shield.. (the SBS was my most prized posesion)
    #Anonymous, Posted: Jun 08 2001 at 10:42 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Am i missing something here?
    #Anonymous, Posted: Jun 13 2001 at 6:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You really should quit complaining. Really. At least you HAVE a lot of interesting quests. Druids have almost no quests, while you have some that give some great rewards. Also, questing is, at least in my opinion, much more fun than camping anything (Plat ring for Paw, for example), and, the rewards for your quests are great as well. Don't complain just because you have difficult quests. Be thankful that you at least HAVE some quests.
    More faction 8)
    # Jun 05 2001 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
    Btw...anyone who thinks this faction is bad...wait till you quest the soulfire...that's not fun..hehe

    Good luck everyone 8)
    Sigoniax Eve
    80 Paladin
    Erollisi Marr

    *The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning..Choose your path*
    # Jun 05 2001 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
    You know...for faction with Lord can just kill dervs...get as many Dervish Cutthroat rings as you them from people in Nro, and go to Sro to turn them into that Orc guy...(turn right from zone in...and keep going against the right'll see him)...he's on the Temple of Ro faction...that's how I did it...much easier than killin shadowed men 8)

    Good luck 8)
    Sigoniax Eve
    80 Paladin
    Erollisi Marr

    *The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning..Choose your path*
    RE: Faction
    # Dec 01 2001 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
    The best way to increase faction with Ro and all his minions is by killing Shadows. Just about every class needs some item they drop so it shouldn't be hard to get a shadow group together between level 30 and 40, especially in WC.
    RE: Faction
    # Jul 31 2001 at 12:15 PM Rating: Default
    also u can PAY 4 the faction hits u need... the erudite in the tent behind the above mentioned orc will give u faction with temple of solusek ro and xp and a random magic scroll (mostly decayed ones) if u give him 3pp

    Lanathorn Canrakis
    paladin of Rodcet nife
    Vazaelle server
    RE: Faction
    # Dec 01 2001 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
    I went there today. The erudite asks for 30 gold pieces not 3 platinum pieces. I don't know if this matters, but it is worth mentioning.
    im soo pissed
    # May 20 2001 at 4:11 PM Rating: Default
    ok ive got everything for my bp of ro but now i need faction with this guy in temple of sol ro? what the hell is this now i have to spend alot of my time killing the shadowmen, not to mention i had to hunt skeletons for a couple days so i could get the soil of underfoot. this is some bs. i personally think that we should have at least kindly faction with the quest NPC's so we dont have to go through soo much crap! btw can any one tell we where i can get alot of faction for temple of sol ro so i can finish this quest.
    # Feb 18 2001 at 1:27 AM Rating: Default
    Could a lvl 29 mage with a good group camp the cooks/gargoyles? (major twinking my pally, hehe)
    RE: level
    # Mar 10 2001 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
    Hehe. LoL.. This is not the hardest part of Ro armor quest.. A group of 30ish to 35ish Can go in to MM and camp all the things needed at 1 time. And while your at it you can camp 2 other things. Here the best way I have see it done.. Get your group into MM castle, and tuck them away in the Maid room.. There are 3 pops in the maid room, so having a bard or chanter is a must. Clear that room, and you have about 28 mins to take out the 2 that pop in the hall, and the other 2 that pop in the butler's room right next to the maids room. After you have cleared those 2 rooms you should still have about 18 to 20 mins left. Run to the kitchen which is right down the hall. You may not even have to go in.. See's the Anicile Cooks can see though the walls.. Pull them back to maid's room.. Kill'em. Get your pots.. Also in the maid's room, 1 garg will spawn.. If you want to get more MM Granite, just pull the 2 gargs that are right next to the kitchen. In 1 trip here and 2 hours of playing.. I went from lvl 36 to 37, got 5 Pots and 7 pieces of MM granite. As far as faction goes.. Just go to Paineel. And spend about 3 hours killing skellies in the newb zone. This is the best place to get bone chips.. I got about 700 in the 3 hours I spent there.. You only need to turn in about 250 to get the amiable faction.. But, if you are doing any Ro quest, this should be 1 stop you make. Cuz, cleric guild love them bone chips.. And love you for givin'em to them. The most difficult and pain in the ars part of Ro Armor is getting the Melatite. Which only drops in Sol A off the Clock works.. But, from what I have seen. There is a bonus to doing the Ro armor, cuz number 1 your learn your way around alot of difficult places, and number 2, you always get more than what you need. When I went to Sol A to farm the Melatite, I not only got 12 bars (weighing in at 5lbs each) but 3 Charred Guardian Shields, 1 Molten Cloak from Gabbie who pops in the clock works castle, 2 Mitirl Quills (Junk) but good fer newb's and some other crap like Defrenite, mineral used in makin totemic armor..

    So, to sum it up.. Yes the quest is long, yes some of the Ro' armor is no where near as good as other armor obtainible at the lvl.. But if you do the quest, your bound to get a lot of goodies to make cash along the way.. I just make the Ro' Bp's and sell'em for 1200pp each.. Not a bad deal considerin it only cost 220pp to make.. And I sell the bars of Ronium for bout 600 to 700pp each. So, I hope some of this is useful..

    Lvl 40 Palidan (Shared Vision)
    The Tribunal
    RE: level
    # Sep 29 2001 at 1:09 PM Rating: Default
    i hate MM.i was there and i got all the way to the kitchen with a 34 warrior, 46 warrior (myself), and a 57 pally. the dining room is rough and botht imes we got the whole room and almost died. first time the 34 war died and pally just gave him a revive. he had to use LoH on me. it was pretty scarey. anyway while i was there i got 2 cauldrons and 4 pieces of granite. when the pally died when we got like 6on us i got stuck in the kitchen, so i logged and waited for the rescue party to get there, then i relogged. MM can b a tricky place and i just advise people to BE CAREFUL.
    PAIN in the A$$
    # Feb 11 2001 at 4:56 PM Rating: Default
    This has got to be one of the biggest pains in the *** to do considering what you get for the reward. I'm a dedicated Paladin so I did the quest. Not only did I have to get all the regular components for ronium, but I then had to give the Clerics of Tunare in Felwithe about 14 stacks of bone chips!! Took me forever to get enough to get the proper faction. Of course then you run to Rathe Mtns and then run again to FP to FINALLY get the piece of armor. Oh well I guess it was worth it. Tests your patience and skills as a Paladin.
    35 Paladin
    Solusek Ro
    RE: PAIN in the A$$
    # Feb 13 2001 at 2:37 AM Rating: Default
    Ugh, don't do bone chips for Tunare faction. Give muffins to the dwarf in the hog caller inn in freeport, cheaper and alot easier to get.

    You get a faction hit for 1 but you can hand them in 4 at a time to speed it up.
    # Jan 10 2001 at 2:24 PM Rating: Default
    Key to killing MM... take along a level 49 wiz and train the entire castle to zone, 2 supernova AoE spells kill em all nicely. Loot up! I did this, it was funny as hell, bit of lag when the spell goes off since so many things are dyin at once lol
    #Anonymous, Posted: Feb 27 2001 at 3:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I have never seen such BS in a long time...THIS ISNT A NEWBIE DUNGEON WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, A LVL 49 WIZARD CANT CLEAR A LVL 30+ DUNGEON IN ONE SPELL!!! what a moron...
    yeah sure!
    # Jan 31 2001 at 8:15 PM Rating: Default
    yeah right man like a lvl 49 could get 2 novas off in time. After the first one they would most likely all agro him and hed take like 5 seconds of hits and die. and good luck gettin that second one off cause i am nearly POSITIVE that at least 1-3 ATLEAST if not all of them, will agro him and he wont be able to get the spell off without gettin interupped...but thats just what i think, i could be wrong :P PS i got nothing against wizzys..hell i think they are the ****!! :P

    Dama Banesblade
    37th Paladin
    Sylver Gryphon Brotherhood
    Bristlebane Server
    #Anonymous, Posted: Feb 28 2001 at 3:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Not to mention AOE spells have the ability to hit no more then 4 targets no matter how many mobs you have stacked into a corner.
    RE: yeah sure!
    # Apr 09 2001 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
    151 posts
    PB AoE spells like Supernova don't have a mob limit - hence the way AE groups work, by creating as big a train of mobs as possible and having 3 or so wizards use PB AE spells to kill them all. Of course, an enchanter is also necessary to keep the mobs stunned and stop them from reducing the wizards to a pulp. :)

    In this case, you probably wouldn't manage to get 2 Supernovas off, but 2 wizards could do it. And 2 novas would kill most mobs in Mistmoore outside the castle, not too sure about inside though.
    # Dec 20 2000 at 2:42 PM Rating: Default
    Is the Soil of underfoot a usable slot item, or is it an inventory item to be used later. Im 15th level and am about to go get it but just wanted to know.
    Question on how you make the Ro armor
    # Nov 22 2000 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
    When you put the stuff in the Forge do you have to put a water flask in with it? And Ro Armor is dropable now right?

    RE: Question on how you make the Ro armor
    # Dec 07 2000 at 7:22 PM Rating: Default
    A) No. Bar of Ronium and mold, just like Searfire will tell you. No water.

    B) Yes, Ro armor pieces are not no drop.
    # Feb 27 2001 at 3:53 PM Rating: Default
    Yes, actually they are NOT no drop, i see them sold frequently in east commons (bazzar land on Torn, i dunno about where it is on others, heh)
    Dark cauldron no drop?
    # Sep 13 2000 at 11:28 AM Rating: Default
    Is it possible to buy the dark cauldrons?
    RE: Dark cauldron no drop?
    # Sep 17 2000 at 6:14 AM Rating: Default
    NO =)

    They're no drop. However if you can get to the Kitchen in Mistmoore and kill the cooks, they drop quite frequently. I camped maid/butler for a while to get fangs for my Warrior. I broke the Kitchen a few times, and kept it broken for a few rounds each time - I must have seen 25 cauldrons drop. I looted about 15 of them, then they took too much space in the bank so I destroyed most of em ;P.

    The same goes for granite: If you can get to the Maid/Butler rooms, just camp those and get all the granite you need (there is a gargoyle in each of the rooms). I would avoid the 4 garg room, as there is a roamer - if you're not high enough level and he aggros, the whole ambassador room will come (or is that called the negotiator room? *shrug*).

    51 ENC Fennin Ro
    where is this dark elf camp
    # Aug 29 2000 at 12:03 PM Rating: Default
    RE: where is this dark elf camp
    # Nov 12 2000 at 6:02 AM Rating: Default
    The camp is in Lesser Faydark, which is probably why some are having trouble.

    The dark elf camp can be found a few different ways, and wandering around aimlessly is not one of them. If you know where the Orc Chieftan or Nybright Sisters camp is, its very close to there. It used to be some empty tents, but now hosts the DEs that are highly aggro.

    If you come from Steamfont or Greater Faydark, follow the wall left of the entrance (past SF entrance if you are coming from GF) until it turns right. Go right, but when you see hills coming a bit out from the zone wall, and it looks like something could be hidden on the other side, go away from the wall. I dont know what level these things are, but you don't want to walk right into the camp.

    If you can find the Mistmoore zone, coming out and heading to the right, you will pass a camp of 4 sisters (nybrights) and not far past that you will see the camp. Its more obvious from this direction, but still stay a good distance away.
    RE: where is this dark elf camp
    # Sep 07 2000 at 10:10 PM Rating: Default
    I have hunted the Teir'Dal Elites and Prophets for hours at a time (great xp) and none of theses things dropped.....maybe they are EXTREMELY rare and not worth ur time or this is incorrect. It is possible they drop off the priestess or dragoon which is too high and i never got a chance to kill. As to answer ur question, they are located along the wall, taking a right and following the right wall for abour 1 minute and ur careful they're VERY aggro. hope this helped good luck =)

    37 cleric of vallon
    RE: where is this dark elf camp
    # Dec 06 2000 at 4:48 PM Rating: Default
    They are still dropping off the cooks in Mistmoore. I looted two last night.
    How to get Cauldron from Lord Searfire
    # Aug 25 2000 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
    You have to say "What about ronium?" for him to respond with the key phrase. Then type the keyphrase and he'll give you the cauldron.
    RE: How to get Cauldron from Lord Searfire
    # Nov 16 2000 at 2:04 PM Rating: Default
    Nah, All you have to say is: "I seek a bar of the alloy." Ive done 5 ro quests, and all I do is walk up, target him, and say "I seek a bar of the alloy." and he gives me the cauldron.
    Correction on Faction Needed for Soil of Underfoot
    # Aug 25 2000 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
    You need KINDLY faction at least with Ghalea to get that quest. Easy to raise though with a guy in the Paladin guild. Gave him about 150 bone chips and my faction raised one level. Good luck!
    RE: Correction on Faction Needed for Soil of Underfoot
    # Sep 07 2000 at 12:15 AM Rating: Default
    I just raised my faction with Clerics of the Underfoot and I only needed to get between amiable and kindly.

    Dariuss Lvl 37 Paladin
    RE: Correction on Faction Needed for Soil of Underfoot
    # Nov 16 2000 at 2:03 PM Rating: Default
    Yup, I'm amiable too... got the quest easy enough.
    easy faction yeah right!
    # Dec 28 2001 at 4:30 AM Rating: Default
    ive been amiable with clerics of underfoot for a long time. i went to get the soil of underfoot and she tells me i have not proven my worth. so i go and get about 10 stacks of bone chips, turn them all in and im still amiable. she wont give me soil and im fricken pissed!
    does anyone know if soil part of quest is broken?
    47th season druid of tunare
    Luclin server
    Mistmoore granites and dark cauldrons
    # Aug 24 2000 at 1:59 PM Rating: Default
    The dark cauldrons are the hardest items to obtain. Being a high elf paladin of 39th rank, I naturally needed a help from two of my guildmates, a level 53 shadow knight and a level 50 magician. We entered the castle invisible and waltzed directly to the kitchen. Beware, there are a few castle inhabitants who can see through invisibility. Once we were inside the kitchen, the shadow knight initiated the attack, while the magician quickly created a pet. I joined the melee after the first cook was down. Blessed Tunare both cooks had the dark cauldron on them. After that we moved to the maid/butler rooms and pulled from there. In the end, we walked away with a good number of granites and a few dark cauldrons. Alas, much to my guildmates dissapointment, no fangs were dropped.

    The breastplate statistics are quite dissapointing considering how daunting the quest is. However, its shiny silvery look makes all the efforts worth it.

    May Tunare be with you in your quests,

    Jesana Tanthalas
    LFay cooks camp
    # Aug 15 2000 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
    Has anyone gotten a cauldron out of that LFAY camp?
    faction with Cleric
    # Jul 19 2000 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
    To have the soil of underfoot u need to have a faction between kindly and amiably that mean a lil bit more than amiably. So when u think u have enough faction go to the high priestess in the temple and if she wont talk about the soil with u u need to have more faction
    # Jul 15 2000 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
    yah armour of ro quests are way harder than they should have to be!...took me near all damn weak to get my greaves of ro however they are good.This BP seems nice and i happen to have both cauldrons so i might go for it...maybe its just me but do the vambraces seem harder to get with those plague sharks in mind?hehe oh well good luck for anybody who wants to try this. The Ancille cooks conned yellow to me at 35 and getting through MM without invis or a LARGE group is crazy. Well good luck!
    RO BP sucksalot
    # Jul 07 2000 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
    for a long and involve quest the Ro BP is very disappointing. stats needs to be increased a little. the ac is good but 4 str? for a quest that long the BP should have more str or something to make it more worthwhile.
    RE: not that much
    # Aug 29 2000 at 12:07 PM Rating: Default
    yahh right is ro bc sucks 20 ac that is very good you have a point on that the stats + 4 str need maby + 10 str and + 4 sv fire
    Cauldron drops
    # Jul 06 2000 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
    ive hunted at the Teir'dal camp there are in fact no cooks there and i haven't seen any cauldrons drop there in 3 hours, the cooks however are in actuality aprox. level 35-37 shadow knights not 31
    smithing skill
    # Jul 04 2000 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
    Nothing major here to add, but wanted to pass along two bits of info, one, no smithing skill is required, my paladin has never smithed a thing in his life, and has made 4 pieces of Ro Armor, and two, the Ro BP is a greater lightsource too, very handy to have I think, and it's not mentioned many places. It's a great piece of armor.
    RE: smithing skill
    # Sep 13 2000 at 11:27 AM Rating: Default
    COOL! I m not a smither tooł!
    Minor Correction
    # Jul 04 2000 at 4:31 AM Rating: Decent
    [I have been told that this might have changed, and that now you need to hunt down some Tier Dal cooks in Greater Faydark. There is definitely a new dark elf camp in G Fay, so this might be accurate]
    Actually, the new DE camp is in Lfay. Along the mountain you would follow to the sister camp or MM.
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