Shaman Epic 1.5 Pre-Quest  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Epic
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Era:Omens of War
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Fri Dec 16 19:07:42 2005
Modified: Sun Nov 29 14:52:41 2020
This flags you to start the quest for the epic 1.5 if you do not have the Spear of Fate (epic 1.0).

Find the Elder Spirit of Enlightenment in the Jade Tiger's Den of West Freeport (first room on the third floor).

You say, 'Hail, Elder Spirit of Enlightenment'

Elder Spirit of Enlightenment says, 'It appears you are not yet ready for the great tasks that I require to be done. There are others lesser than me that can guide you and prepare you to walk a greater path should you choose. You should seek them out. You can perhaps seek knowledge from your elders and peers.'

Find Spirit Sentinel at 2755, 1090 in the Lake of Ill Omen (due northwest of the lake).

You say, 'Hail, Spirit Sentinel'

Spirit Sentinel says, 'Ah so the Elder Spirit of Enlightenment has sent you to me. I do have a task for you if you wish to help the cause of the spirits across the lands. I have been charged with making an elixir that will aid the spirits for a time. Are you [interested] in aiding us?'

You say, 'I am interested.'

Spirit Sentinel says, 'Very well then. First you must do what you can to prove yourself to our kind. There are some tests you must perform in order to gain our trust. At the end of this path, we may consider you one of the Heyokah -- the most trusted of those align themselves with shaman everywhere. You will be required to take on the tests of Patience, Wisdom, and Might. Bring me the Black Fur Boots you receive to me.'

The Black Fur Boots are received as part of a Shaman 1.0 subquest. Give the Black Fur Boots to Spirit Sentinel.

Spirit Sentinel says 'You can now be called a Heyokah, but there is much you may still do. I do require several [ingredients] for the potion I am required to make and should you assist me, there is a spirit with even greater tasks that will give you audience.'

You say, 'What ingredients?'

Spirit Sentinel says 'I will need some unique blood from a crystal-like spider from a valorous plane, a special leaf that an insect of the diseased hordes eats whole and antennae from a skittering bug in Taelosia. I will also need you to make your way into the deserts of Ro and find a lonely merchant who sells a unique vial I require. Return all of these to me and you will find yourself able to walk a greater path.'

Kill A Crystalline Arachnae in the Plane of Valor and loot Crystallized Blood (an uncommon drop).

Kill a malarian crysalis in the Plane of Disease. This spawns in the vicinity of 475, -1875 (malarian galls are placeholders). It hits for up to 450 and is slowable/rootable. Loot the Mellian Leaf.

Kill a shore stonemite in Natimbi and loot a Stonemite Antennae.

Head to the Southern Desert of Ro and find Bratoq Jiplup, -270, -1550 (druid ring):

You say, 'Hail, Bratoq Jiplup'

Bratoq Jiplup says, 'I'm going to hedge my bets and guess that you are here for my special vial? Takes me forever to make and is going to cost you 2000 platinum. Yes indeed.'

Give 2000 platinum to Bratoq Jiplup.

Bratoq Jiplup says, 'As much as I do hate to part with these, I do hope you'll put it too good use and help the shaman of Norrath.'

Receive a Clouded Glass Vial.

Head to the Lake of Ill Omen and find the Spirit Sentinel again at 2755, 1090.

Give it a Clouded Glass Vial, Stonemite Antennae, Crystallized Blood, and Mellian Leaf.

Spirit Sentinel says 'You have served us well and now I may get to work. You are indeed ready and should seek out the Elder Spirit of Enlightenment as soon as you are able. Should he deem you worthy and wise enough, he will have much work for you to do to preserve the way of the shaman.'

You are now flagged to move on in the epic quest.
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Do epic 1.0
# Oct 19 2020 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
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I started to camp PoD mob and after 3 PHs I decided to begin epic 1.0 leaving a toon perma killing the PH. I finished epic 1.0 and the malarian crysalis never spawned. So unless you are very lucky, fastest way is doing epic 1.0.
Mellian Leaf
# Nov 06 2019 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Mellian Leaf is the bottleneck of this quest. You could get lucky or you could camp this item a really really long time like I did.
1.5pre Opinion Piece
# Aug 11 2019 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
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I'm reluctant to post my opinion, but here goes.

It's faster to do the 1.0 by far. I sat a toon at the Mellian Leaf camp, while simultaneously starting the 1.0 on my shaman (you need the black fur boots after all). I finished the 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 without ever seeing 'a malarian crysalis' spawn.

The RNGod may smile upon you, but it did not for me.
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Spirit Sentinals
# Apr 26 2014 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
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When trying to skip the 1.0 and getting the black fur boots from that quest, make sure you are turning the Black Fur Pelt from Black Dire into the spirit sentinel in Emerald Jungle NOT Lake of ill omen. Once you get the boots in EJ, then take them to the spirit sentinel in LoIO :)
a malarian crysalis
# Oct 29 2013 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I did this one last night. The PH is the malarian galls. There are two malarian galls as far as I could see. One on the small round island that only has malarian mobs and one on the hilly eight shaped island on the side facing the small round island. It is so close that you can pull it from the round island with one of your DoT spells. The spawn rate for the mobs seems to be about 15 minutes, it took me five cycles before the malarian crysalis spawned. Make sure you kill the mob over land if it dies in the water it can be hard to target and find. There are other malarian mobs in the zone, like diseased malarian but I don't think they will spawn the quest mob. Only the malarian gall will. Good luck.
How long it took me
# Jun 22 2013 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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To get the black dire boots i just did the 1.0 from the start and it took me maybe 3 hours max to get to the boots.

The Crystallized Blood took me about 10 kills to get it to drop.

A malarian crysalis is a huge pita is took me maybe 12-14 hours over a few days to finally get it to spawn.

A shore stonemite dropped the Antennae on the first kill.
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Tiny gems
# Jan 02 2013 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
Keyword to a lesser spirit is "I want to know more" if anyone is having the same problem of not getting the tiny gem on hails.

Edited, Jan 2nd 2013 1:47pm by brownwater
Basic Info
# Aug 10 2011 at 12:07 AM Rating: Good
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Clearing up some confusion I've seen fairly commonly. You do not need to do the entire 1.0 up to getting the boots. You need the True Spirit faction and the boots. You can skip everything else.

You can get the faction by dragging Pegleg in BB mountains to the PoK book and binding by gem hand in mob, Bondl Felligan, in Freeport. You can make several runs before the spirit despawns from Pegleg's death. Repeat until warmly or higher.

The boots you can get by spawning Black Dire and turning in his pelt without doing anything else in the epic. You need the faction to get Spirit Sentinel to take the pelt, though. You can then move on with your pre-quest without messing with the rest of the 1.0.

Hopefully this will help prevent people from doing an unnecessary amount of work just to move on to 1.5 prequest.

EDIT: Fixed mistake in third paragraph. Thanks for pointing that out.

Edited, Aug 16th 2011 5:53pm by Zaaqen
Basic Info
# Aug 14 2011 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
You can kill Black Dire and loot pelt without hailing him. (I did this tonight.) Unfortunately, I still have to go faction in order to turn the pelt in, because the Spirit won't accept it. "I have no need of this, you can have it back."

[edit] After factioning to warmly, the spirit did indeed take the pelt I looted. So no need to hail the Dire, but you still have to do all the factioning to do the turn-in.

Edited, Aug 16th 2011 8:03pm by ChaosAngel
stupid malarian crysalis
# Jul 31 2011 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
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stupid malarian crysalis...5hrs and nothing
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# Jun 13 2010 at 11:53 PM Rating: Default
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I am at a loss for words here. I need help and guildies are not doing the job. Everyone says it's easy, fun, cool... Well I'm not having fun, it's not cool and I don't zone fast. I collected all the parts except the vial, the frog ate my money. I factioned my happy **** off, I'm ALLY to spirits. Yet, I try to turn in the black dire pelt and I get nada. I tried just handing the pelt to any of the spirits, nada.

I ran the pre-quest hails from the beginning a few times. I am still getting nowhere. Do I really have to do the 1.0 epic quest right up until I get to the black fur boots part because that doesn't seem like a pre-quest type shortcut at all!

I thought there was some other way to just faction up, get the boots, and get on my way. Am I wrong, am I stupid? Do you have any idea what I'm talking about, or how to help me from here? I am tired of zoning to EJ, to Ill omen, to F-king Freeport, and getting nowhere all GD weekend. Monday is tomorrow and raids begin again.. sigh.

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no show
# Jan 08 2010 at 3:56 AM Rating: Decent
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4 hours later, still no malarian crysalis, hmm.. might have been faster just to do the whole epic 1.0

Edited, Jan 8th 2010 4:05am by lostheartone
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the twilight sea shrubs moved
# Apr 12 2009 at 4:56 PM Rating: Default
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new locs

P 1209.3882, 1495.4816, -53.6307, 0, 0, 0, 2, newshrub
P 892.4026, -103.5405, -31.1916, 0, 0, 0, 2, newshrub
P 623.3618, -1377.6786, 17.9614, 0, 0, 0, 2, newshrub
P -937.4143, -402.9599, -79.2757, 0, 0, 0, 2, newshrub
yay SoE
# Nov 25 2008 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
ok im at the plane of disease now and let me say this .... thank u SoE for yet another way to keep plp on for hours for something so stupid.. why make some1 set for 5 hours waiting on 1 spawn .. /shakes head.
yay SoE
# Jan 08 2010 at 3:04 AM Rating: Decent
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well said, at same part at the moment, been here for over 3 hours, no named yet :/

Edited, Jan 8th 2010 4:08am by lostheartone
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Firsrt step
# Aug 16 2008 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
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To get through the stage where you turn in the boots:

Do the first part over and over (kill, hail spirit, turn in gem, rinse repeat) using Peg Leg in BB mountains as your victim. Bind in WF next to the hail mob. If you pull Peg Leg to the PoK book in BB, the spirit will remain up for 3 or 4 hails.

Once you get to warmly (con the spirit) kill the wolf in MM for the skin, and do the turn in. I was careful to do the first hails to start the prequest, so I do not know if you can skip those or not.
Re: faction must be higher than kindly
# Jun 26 2008 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
I just completed this prequest, and several things happened:
I had done the 1.0 quest up to the part where you get the boots, however I did not get the proper dialogue on that last part after I received the boots.
At this point I was only at kindly faction with the true spirits.
Once I got the boots I began this quest, and when I gave the boots to the spirit sentinel in LOIO she did not respond with the proper dialogue afterword. When I typed in the word Ingredients she did tell me the list of ingredients, however I knew from doing the parts of the 1.0 that the quest would not update properly.
I then went back and did the first part of the 1.0 repeatedly, going to OOT and killing capt surestout and then giving the gem to Bondl Felligan to make the faction with the true spirits go up, each time bondl goes to the inn the second spirit pops and you can check your true spirit faction with him.
Once I was ally I went back and killed black dire, turned in pelt again to get boots, and when i gave the boots to spirit sentinel in LOIO to start this quest I got the proper update response there. That having been done I turned in my 4 parts quest completed.
I strongly recommend if you do not get the update after turning in boots that you go back and up faction to at least warmly and then grab pelt and turn in boots again.
Bratoq Jiplup
# May 21 2008 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
Done everything up to him and he doesnt respond when I hail him.
is there a glitch?
# Apr 26 2007 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
I was doing the pre-quest and when i handed the spirit the black boots they disapeared. and the sprit did not continue with the dialog. has anyone else had this problem?
is there a glitch?
# Jun 12 2007 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
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yes actually, you have to talk to the first guy (Elder Spirit of Enlightenment in the Jade Tiger's Den of West Freeport (first room on the third floor).
) OTHERWISE the wolf will just eat them and not say anything. I did the same thing.
evil delimma
# Jan 16 2007 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
just a quick question .. my shammy is an iksar .. i have gotten her through to the pof child tears .. still yet to get .. was bugged when we went there and noone could loot anything ..

but my question is this .. if i do the prequest .. given she is an iksar .. and has to go to wfp .. will she have to be invis to get to the npc's she needs to talk to there ? and is there a lvl req on the pre-quest ?

btw she does have the fur lined boots .. so that part worked for me

Black Fur Boots
# Nov 29 2006 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
As the Epic 1.0 is now broken and SoE are refusing to acknowledge or act upon the fact, i've had to do this pre-quest instead. But, hey hey, problems with this too. I have killed Black Dire and got the Black Dire pelt, but neither of the Spirit Sentinals will accept it to give me Black Fur Boots. How is this bit supposed to work, or does it not, therefore halting any Shammy ever getting an Epic again?
Black Fur Boots
# Dec 02 2006 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes.. there are glitches with this quest but you can get around it. The glitch I had was that Oooglyn never will spawn. We waited hours. To bypass this go back to the first 1.0 step and re-kill the guy on the island, talk to the wolf spirit that spawns over the corpse to get the "tiny gem". Go to Freeport to find the drunk guy and give him the "tiny gem" again. The moment you hand it in you get a faction increase with "truespirit". (I know you've already done this onece but if you keep doing it about 8-9 times then your faction will increase to the point that the spirit wolf will con "warmly" to you. You can check on the island each time the spirit wolf spawns con him to see if he is at "warmly" yet. No other faction read will work except for "warmly". Once you have done this you can proceed to Rathe mountains, kill the two guys to get their weapons, swords, etc. Then you can turn those in just like normal and proceed with the quest. Just in the last 4 days I managed to get the black fur boots and turn them in and am almost finished now with the pre-quest. Hope this helps.
Black Fur Boots
# Jan 10 2008 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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The Oooglyn part now works, thought I'd mention it here since I didn't see it. As is stated elsewhere, just go to the point she ends up and and don't move till you see the spirit, it can take a long time (something like 40 min for me).
Eat my boots?
# Nov 03 2006 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
Do you lose the Black Fur Boots when you turn them in?
Eat my boots?
# Jun 23 2012 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did it and I can absolutely confirm that he keeps the boots. Easy enough to replace, but annoying.
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Eat my boots?
# Sep 19 2007 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
I sure as heck lost my boots when I turned them in on the 1.5 prequest.
Eat my boots?
# Jun 12 2007 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
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invisible flag
# Aug 12 2006 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
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There is an invisible flag from talking to the elder spirit in WEST freeport that makes the Spirit Sentinel in Lake of Ill Omen speak to you....

Tried to cut cornbers, and did the boots quest, went to hand in and had them eaten and no resposnses from Spirit Sentinel for hails, or anything.. went back to elder spirit and then back to lake of ill omen and finally he speaks to me .. now getting my second set of boots ><

Same goes for getting the vial in South Ro .. make sure all parts up to this stage have nbeen done otherwise he just eats the 2000 plat, and you don't get it back :(
Flies and frogs
# Aug 06 2006 at 4:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did the malarian crysalis today was located on the island just douth of the small one where the malarian gall spawned so it can also spawn here. As for the frog you buy the vial off of just confirmed that he spawns at the druid ring in South Ro post PoR.
PoDisease mobs
# May 12 2006 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
not mentioned above but the mobs in PoDisease summon. and mobs are not hard but they will swarm you like craz

also Bratoq Jiplup is still in south ro but is not at -270, -1525 in druid ring

Edited, Fri May 12 17:46:25 2006
south ro npc
# Apr 16 2006 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
Me either, anyone know anything
South Ro Update with PoR
# Feb 27 2006 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
Does Anyone know if the loc changed with the POR expansion and changes to zone. I can not seem to find ** Head to the Southern Desert of Ro and find Bratoq Jiplup, -1625, -150:
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