Basic Training  

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Level:1
Maximum Level:10
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Starting
Quest Items:
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Era:Gates of Discord
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Thu Jun 8 00:00:46 2006
Modified: Wed Jun 1 00:11:07 2022
  • 1. Begin your training 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep


  • 2. Hail Arias and Learn About the Find Path 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    Arias can be found at loc -120, -25, 15. Hail him to begin the quest and learn about "Find Path".

    You say 'Hail, Arias'

    Arias says, 'We found the other slaves! Not bad, my friend, not bad. No matter what happens in the mines, you should always be able to find your way back here'


  • 3. Hail Absor and Learn About Weapons 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    Find Absor, standing by the fire at loc -90, -200, 15. Hail him to learn about weapons.

    You say 'Hail, Absor'

    Absor says 'Hello _____. Before the slave revolt, I was forging picks and shovels. Now I'm making weapons so we can fight back. Mainly swords and spears. Simple stuff. If you give me your weapon, I can make you a better one.'

    Give your weapon to Absor to continue.

    Absor takes the weapon from you and begins to polish and balance it. When he hands it back to you, it scarcely resembles the decayed old thing that you were using.

    Absor says, 'There you go. That should work much better.'

    You receive your weapon back. Equip it and proceed to next step.


  • 4. Hail Vahlara and Learn About Armor 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    Vahlara can be found at /waypoint -80, -50, 15. Speak with her.

    You say, 'Hail, Vahlara'

    Vahlara says 'I'm glad you managed to escape the slave warrens in one piece. There are many [others] who were not as lucky. Here, take this armor we found on a kobold. It's not much but it should keep you safe.'

    You have to equip the armor given to you for the next step to update the quest. The armor is the ARMS piece of your Gloomingdeep Kobold set.

    You say, 'What others?'

    Vahlara says 'We have many wounded and they need bandages. If you can find any gloomingdeep silk, bring it to me and I can make more bandages. I'll reward you with whatever burlap armor pieces I can find.'


  • 5. Hail Xenaida and Learn About Maps 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    Find Xenaida sitting by the fire close by Absor at /waypoint -110, -205, 15 and hail her to proceed with the task.

    You say 'Hail, Xenaida'

    Xenaida says 'Greetings _____. I need some mushrooms to finish my healing potion for the wounded slaves. I marked the location of some mushrooms on your map. Can you bring one to me. I am rather busy here at the moment'

    Find one of the Gloomingdeep Mushrooms. They're marked with dark red text on your map, at /waypoint -200, -50, 15 and /waypoint -195, -65, 15. Pick one up and bring it back to Xenaida.

    Xenaida says, 'Thanks! Very helpful!'


  • 6. Hail Rytan and Leanr About Spells 0/1 The Mines of Gloomindeep

    Rytan can be found at /waypoint -185, -180, 14 and hail him to learn about spells.

    You say, 'Hail, Rytan'

    Rytan says 'Hello _____. I'm not much of a fighter myself but I can bestow the power of my god's favor. Would you like to be [blessed]?

    You say, 'I would like to be blessed'

    You become blessed by the protection of the gods, healing injuries.

    If you are a magic-user in any shape or form, you will now receive a minor spell depending on your class.

    Rytan says, 'You seem to be a bit of a caster yourself! You will find that spells and songs can greatly enhance your power. Take this and scribe it in your spell book. I can only hope it helps you against the kobold horde. As you earn money and gain experience you will fnd other powerful spells. Good luck out there!'


  • 7. Hail Prathun and Learn About Communication 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    Now, find Prathun at /waypoint -30, -130, 16 and hail him to learn about communication.

    You say 'Hail, Prathun'

    Prathun says, 'There are many members of the revolt that can aid you as you combat the kobolds. A green soldier like yourself won't last long without friends. You should talk to others and be nice to them, so they can help you succeed.'

    Prathun says, 'The trick to talking to other adventurers is to be yourself and go through proper channels. No one likes a hothead who begs for coin by shouting at everyone in earshot. But if you ask nicely enough, chances are you can get others to team up with you on your adventures.'

    Prathun says, 'The dangers of combat and the adventuring lifestyle can sometimes bring out the worst in people. It's important to keep a cool head and only shout when absolutely necessary.'

    Prathun says, 'Good luck out there, friend. I'm sure you'll do fine.'


  • 8. Hail Basher Alga and Learn About Hotbars 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    You say, 'Hail, Basher Alga'

    Basher Alga says, 'Most important part of battle is preparation! Ya gonna get killed out there if ya don't. Dat's the first thing ya need to learn. I can shows you.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Hotbars'.

    Go through the window dialogue clicking on Ok.


  • 9. Hail Arias to let him know you have completed your training 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    You can finish this step or do all the optional steps below before you finish this step.

    Now return to Arias and hail him to let him know that you've talked to everyone that had important information for you. He will in return give you the Kobold Skull Charm, the best charm item that you will have for a while.

    You say 'Hail, Arias'

    Arias says, 'Well done, my friend. Take this kobold skull charm. You are now ready to join ranks with the slaves and fight against the Gloomingdeep kobolds. Speak with Guar Rahtiz for your next assignment.'

    You gain experience!!


  • (Opt) Hail Frizznik and Learn About Tradeskills 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    Frizznik is in the find tool CTRL F and can be found at /waypoint -152, -16, 13 right next to one of the ovens near Arias.

    You say, 'Hail, Frizznik'

    Frizznik says, 'Well hello there. The name's Frizznik and I'm in charge of finding food for the revolt. I've found more than enough rat meat to make steaks, so if you want to cook yourself some food, be my guest. Would you like to learn to cook [rat steaks]?'

    You say, 'rat steaks'

    Frizznik says, 'It's not the greatest dish, but it'll have to do for now. Here's a nice rat sirloin for you and a jug of sauces.'

    You are given: Gloomingdeep Rat Meat and Kobold Cooking Sauce

    Your task 'Basic Training' has been updated.

    Combine both of these items in the Oven to create Gloomingdeep Rat Steak. A hearty meal HP +5 piece of meat.


  • (Opt) Hail Wijdan and Learn About Merchants 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    You can find Wijdan at /waypoint -136, -226, 16. He is on the find tool CTRL F.

    You say, 'Hail, Wijdan'

    Wijdan says, 'Wait! Wait! Lower your weapon!' Wijdan whimpers, throwing his hands up in front of his face. 'Listen, I'm a merchant and my lead competitor has just invested in the slave trade. I want you all to revolt! In fact, smash the place up and pillage this mine to the last copper. Just bring me the loot before you escape so I can buy it from you. There can be much profit for us both.''

    Your task 'Basic Training' has been updated.


  • (Opt) Hail Lyndroh and Learn About Banking 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    You can find Lyndroh at /waypoint -162, -201, 13. He is on the find tool CTRL F.

    You say, 'Hail, Lyndroh'

    Lyndroh says, 'Hello, _________. I`ve found a secret cubbyhole where we can hide our loot. If you have any coins you want to stash here, give them to me.'

    Your task 'Basic Training' has been updated.


  • (Opt) Hail Scribe Farquard and Learn About Achievements 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    You can find Scribe Farquard at /waypoint -117, -220, 17. He is on the find tool CTRL F.

    You say, 'Hail, Scribe Farquard'

    Scribe Farquard says, 'Oh, ________! That's your name, right? I'm recording all the events here. Assuming I survive, this will turn into quite a marvelous account of what occurred! But I think someone of your potential is going to go on to even greater adventures. Maybe you'd like to hear more about what kind of achievements are possible for the greatest of adventurers?'

    You have been assigned the task 'Achievements'.

    You say, 'Hail, Scribe Farquard'

    Your task 'Achievements' has been updated.
    Your task 'Achievements' has been updated.
    Your task 'Basic Training' has been updated.
    You've learned about achievements. Now you can start doing great things!
    You have completed achievement: Mastering Achievements
    You have successfully been granted your reward for: Mastering Achievements
    This step gives you experience!


  • (Opt) Hail Rashere and Learn About Soul Binding 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    You can find Rashere at /waypoint -32, -111, 18. He is on the find tool CTRL F.

    You say, 'Hail, Rashere'

    Rashere says, 'Greetings, ______. I'm afraid I'm too old to join in this revolt. I can only wait here and try to walk out once the dust has settled. Good luck to you though. Many have tried to escape already and few have survived...' Rashere studies you for a moment, scratching his bristly chin. 'Eh? Don't look so worried, Sumamin. Death is but a thin boundary in this world. In fact, I and a few others have learned to reach across this boundary and pluck souls from their resting places. If you would like me to return your soul here when you die, just say [bind my soul].'

    You say, 'bind my soul'
    Your task 'Basic Training' has been updated.
    Rashere begins casting Bind Affinity.
    You feel yourself bind to the area.


  • (Opt) Hail Poxan and Learn About Swimming 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    You can find Poxan at /waypoint -32, -49, 13 near the creek. He is on the find tool CTRL F.

    You say, 'Hail, Poxan'

    Poxan sighs heavily as he peers into the murky water. 'This is terrible, I've dropped my sword into the water and I can't swim! I don't suppose you could get it back for me Sumamin? I can't very well fight kobolds without a sword.'

    Swim in the water directly in front of him, Poxan's Sword is at the bottom of the creek. Pick it up and bring it to him.

    Upon Hand In:
    Poxan says, 'Excellent! Now I can fight along side the revolt against the kobolds. Here take this. I found it in the tunnels earlier. You might need it.'

    Your task 'Basic Training' has been updated.

    He gives you: Kobold Leather Mask


  • (Opt) Hail A Priest of Luclin and Learn About Corpse Summoning 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    You can find A Priest of Luclin at /waypoint 49, -275, 15. He is on the find tool CTRL F.

    You say, 'Hail, A Priest of Luclin'
    Your task 'Basic Training' has been updated.
    A Priest of Luclin says, 'Greetings, young one. If you find yourself searching for your mortal remains, I may be of [aid]. Our brotherhood offers its services for free to those just beginning their journey in life.'


  • (Opt) Hail McKenzie the Younger and Learn About Augmentations 0/1 The Mines of Gloomingdeep

    You can find McKenzie the Younger at /waypoint -577, -344, -39. He is on the find tool CTRL F.

    You say, 'Hail, McKenzie the Younger'

    McKenzie the Younger says, 'Waaaagh! Oh! Ye gave me quite the start there, friend. I thought one of those blasted kobolds had snuck up on me. I nearly even chipped the [augmentation] I just found.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Kickin' Things Up A Notch - Augmentations'.

    You say, 'Hail, McKenzie the Younger'

    McKenzie the Younger says, 'What's that? Ye want ta learn about augmentations, ye say? Hmm, I guess I could give ye a quick history [lesson].'

    You say, 'augmentation'

    McKenzie the Younger says, 'What's that? Ye want ta learn about augmentations, ye say? Hmm, I guess I could give ye a quick history [lesson].'

    You say, 'lesson'

    McKenzie the Younger says, 'As my old man once told me...' He starts to ramble monotonously about his father's friend, '*blahblah* so Morden's cleanin' his fingernail with his dagger when it slipped... *blah* blood everywhere... *blah* did he learn his lesson? No! *blahblah* scratching this little gemstone, with his dagger when it merged! *blah* power... *blahblah * and - Hey! Are ye [listenin]?!'

    You say, 'listenin'

    McKenzie the Younger says, 'Ok, forget the history for now. See that little stone I just gave ye? That's an augment. If ye [embed] it in a weapon or a piece o' armor, it can make that item more powerful. Mind, ye can't put an augment just anywhere. Ye need ta look at your armor and make sure the augment'll fit properly. If ye examine it, ye'll see what type o' items ye can attach it to.'

    Your task 'Kickin' Things Up A Notch - Augmentations' has been updated.

    He gives you: Steatite Fragment (Bane Dmg: Kobold 2)

    Put it in slot 4 of your weapon. Then hail him.

    You say, 'Hail, McKenzie the Younger'

    McKenzie the Younger says, 'Aye, a fine job, ye did, friend. Give those kobolds a good thrashin' for me!'

    Your task 'Kickin' Things Up A Notch - Augmentations' has been updated.
    Your task 'Basic Training' has been updated.



    Reward(s):
    Experience
    Kobold Skull Charm
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    # Nov 10 2012 at 9:53 AM Rating: Good
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    Begin your training - Done - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
    Hail Arias and Learn About the Find Path - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
    Hail Absor and Learn About Weapons - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
    Hail Vahlara and Learn About Armor - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
    Hail Xenaida and Learn About Maps - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
    Hail Rytan and Learn About Spells - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
    Hail Prathun and Learn About Communication - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
    Hail Basher and Learn About Hotbars - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
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    (Opt) Hail Frizznik and Learn About Tradeskills - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
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    (Opt) Hail Wijdan and Learn About Merchantrs - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
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    (Opt) Hail Lyndroh and Learn About Banking - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
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    (Opt) Hail Scribe Farguard and Learn About Achievements - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
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    (Opt) Hail Rashere and Learn About Soul Binding - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
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    (Opt) Hail Poxan and Learn About Swimming - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
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    (Opt) Hail A Priest of Luclin and Learn About Corpse Summoning - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep
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    (Opt) Hail McKenzie the Younger and Learn About Augmentation - 0/1 - The Mines of Gloomingdeep


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    Hail the various members of the Gloomingdeep slave revolt to learn more about the game.

    Reward(s):
    You gain experience!!

    Yther Ore.
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    Follow up on Basher Alga
    # Nov 09 2012 at 8:20 AM Rating: Default
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    I logged completely out of the game last night and shut the computer down. When I logged back in this morning and hailed Basher Alga I got the hotbar task and was able to finish my tutorial. So camping to character select did not fix the issue but logging completely out of the game apparently did.
    Missing NPC and task step
    # Nov 08 2012 at 11:03 PM Rating: Default
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    My Basic Training tutorial sends me to Basher Alga in the revolt camp in Gloomingdeep to learn about hotbars. When hailed, the troll says: "Most important part of battle is preparation! Ya gonna get killed out there if ya don't. Dat's the first thing ya need to learn. I can shows you." No bracketed text, doesn't respond to anything else, and my Basic Training task now will not complete.
    Quest Change...
    # Jun 08 2012 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
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    This quest does not give Burlap Sleeves any longer. It gives out Gloomingdeep Armor for your class at the stage where you hail Vahlara.

    The quest text has changed for her section to what is below:

    You say, 'Hail, Vahlara'

    Vahlara says 'I'm glad you managed to escape the slave warrens in one piece. There are many [others] who were not as lucky. Here, take this armor we found on a kobold. It's not much but it should keep you safe.'

    You have to equip the armor given to you for the next step to update the quest. As a Rogue, I received Gloomingdeep Kobold Chain Sleeves.

    You say, 'What others?'

    Your task 'Basic Training' has been updated.

    Vahlara says 'We have many wounded and they need bandages. If you can find any gloomingdeep silk, bring it to me and I can make more bandages. I'll reward you with whatever burlap armor pieces I can find.'
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    some changes on test
    # Mar 15 2012 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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    Quote:
    You say 'Hail, Vahlara'

    Vahlara says 'I'm glad you managed to escape the slave warrens in one piece. There are many [others] who were not as lucky. Here, take this burlap armor. It's not much, but it should keep you safe'


    Burlap was taken out and it is now 'this armor'.

    As a shadowknight I received Gloomingdeep Kobold Plate Vambraces.

    Unsure if it has made it to Live servers.
    completing
    # Nov 30 2010 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
    You have to target and /hail arias at the end to complete it if you are having problems with just target and hail.
    completing
    # Mar 23 2012 at 8:20 PM Rating: Good
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    I've tried:
    Target + H
    Target +/h
    Target + /hail
    Target + /hail arias

    Nothing is working, all the task steps are green, the original and the new (Opt) ones and I cannot get this darn quest to finish and get out of my quest journal.
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    Aanuvane Bristlecone 350 Baking, Brewing, Jewelry Making, Tailoring, Blacksmithing, Fletching, Pottery, Research, 250 Fishing
    Muertenie Petitmort Master Tinker
    Kadcea Master Alchemist
    Orelinde Master Poison Maker
    Povar via Quellious via Rodcet Nife

    Big Problem
    # Dec 09 2008 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
    I just started playing everquest evolution. I am in the basic training quest. I have finished each task. All except the last are greean in my journal. I went to tell Arias that i have completed the training and he tells me the exact same thing he said in the beginning.

    I did the hail correctly so it is not that.
    Quest works
    # Jun 14 2008 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
    I just got done with this quest and recived the Skull charm and xp. Gues they fixed it.
    Quest Not Working
    # Jan 19 2008 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
    I've tried this quest with several characters on two different servers and the quest doesn't work. When you talk to Arias the second time, he doesn't give you the rewards, he sends you back to the beginning of the quest.

    I want to be Blessed is Repeatable
    # Sep 09 2007 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
    When you tell Rytan " I want to be blessed" he gives you a HP buff. This is repeatable.

    BV
    UPDATE
    # Sep 08 2007 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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    jUST GIVE THE BRONZE CHUCK TO THE WEAPON GUY AND YOU WILL GET A WEAPON AND CAN FINISH THE TASK, EVEN IF YOU TOSSED YOUR START WEAEPON
    UPDATE
    # Jun 27 2008 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
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    Give Absor a bronze chunk, and he will return a bronze weapon. Give him an iron chunk and he will return an iron weapon (better than bronze).
    weapon
    # Jun 13 2007 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
    You can't do this if you destroy your weapon (cause you got a better one).
    re: rating
    # Oct 24 2006 at 11:03 PM Rating: Default
    Considering the time it takes, and the reward, I believe the charm is a great starter piece.

    Edited, Oct 25th 2006 at 12:05am PDT by BumblelinaFumblebee
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