Ancient Tomes  

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Level:65
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
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  • Faction
  • Loot
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Wraithguard Leadership (Min: Dubious)
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    Era:Serpents Spine
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    Min. # of Players:1
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    Entered: Thu Oct 12 04:06:24 2006
    Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
    This task begins with Wraithguard Lorekeeper Fenegar in Valdeholm, location -1537.99, 1430.88, 84.15.

    (Map point: P -1430.8757, 1537.9877, 81.0227, 0, 240, 0, 2, Lorekeeper_Fenegar_-_Mana_pres_aug)

    You say, 'Hail, Wraithguard Lorekeeper Fenegar'

    Wraithguard Lorekeeper Fenegar says 'Hello there. I have heard about the assistance you have given the Wraithguard. What can I do for you, tiny one? Or perhaps you can [do something] for me.'

    You say, 'I could do something for you.'

    Wraithguard Lorekeeper Fenegar says 'I have been tasked with evaluating information and items to see if they are of value to our work or to our people. Currently I seek information from within the crypts, perhaps you [can help] me with that. Otherwise I have very little time to [talk] about personal matters.'

    (Note: Saying you can help will get you the Construction of Shadows task.)

    You say, 'Let's talk'

    Wraithguard Lorekeeper Fenegar says 'Well, perhaps I have a few moments.' He smiles. 'What would you like to talk about? I was once a [high lorekeeper], and I suppose I still am in a way, so I know a few stories, though it's always the [personal stories] that interest me the most.'

    You say, 'What is a high lorekeeper?'

    Wraithguard Lorekeeper Fenegar says 'Ah, well I guess you wouldn't really know what a lorekeeper's duties are. A lorekeeper is the keeper of our traditions, history and knowledge. He is often called upon to arbitrate disputes, serve as a priest at worship ceremonies, and keep a working knowledge of magic as well as engineering. Most of us specialize in an area, obviously there is too much for one being to know it all, but we all must have enough understanding to perform any of the duties. The duty that I enjoyed the most was the readings. Every day there is a gathering in the city to hear one of the lorekeepers tell a tale from history or pass on a tradition. Each of us is required to do this, though some put it off as long as they can. I rather enjoyed it.'

    You say, 'What personal stories do you have?'

    Wraithguard Lorekeeper Fenegar says 'Well, since my [exile] I have little to tell.

    You say, 'You are an exile?'

    Wraithguard Lorekeeper Fenegar says 'Yes, I was declared a heretic, a worshipper of gods other than Rallos Zek. Of course I did no such thing. I found the heretics at their altar while I was searching for [lost tomes] in the ruins to the south. It was Fergarin who lead them, and it was Fergarin that testified against me. My only crime was that I kept seeking lost pages instead of rushing back to Valdeholm to report the heretics. They arrived first and claimed that they were the ones out seeking lost lore and that they found me at the altar.' He smiles sadly. 'My only crime is that I love my work more than I love the rules of society. Now I must fight for my life every day, but at least I have my brothers of the guard with me and they appreciate my work.'

    You say, 'What lost tomes?'

    Wraithguard Lorekeeper Fenegar says 'I never found complete books, mind you, but there are many pages of ancient Krithgor text that can still be recovered. If you can find them and return them to me bound carefully, perhaps I can find a way to reward you.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Ancient Tomes'.

    When the giants left Krithgor in the Steppes to live in Valdehom they left a multitude of possessions. Many were just not worth the trouble of moving while others were simply forgotten. Some of the forgotten items were tomes of lore, exploits of heroes and letters of import. Find the pages of these tomes and return them to Wraithguard Lorekeeper Fenegar.

    Complete and deliver an ancient tome found in ruins of Krithgor to Fenegar. 0/1 (Valdeholm)

    Recive a four slot container called: Empty Book.

    There are three ways of doing this:

    - You can collect the four different Torn Pages.
    - You can collect three Tattered Scrolls.
    - Or you can collect two Bundles of Brittle Parchments.

    Whichever you choose, put the pages into Empty Book and hit combine. The Torn Pages create an Ancient Book of Krithgor. The Tattered Scrolls create an Ancient Scroll of Krithgor. The Bundled Parchments create Ancient Letters of Krithgor.

    Head back to Valdhom and hand the item to Fenegar.

    Your task 'Ancient Tomes' has been updated.

    This tome will of great value to the Krithgor. Their history and heroes hold a high place of honor among them.

    Your faction standing with Wraithguard Leadership got better.
    Your faction standing with Wraithguard got better.
    You gain experience!!
    You have successfully been granted your reward for: Ancient Tomes

    Runed Diamond
    MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE AUGMENTATION
    Augmentation type: 7 8
    Slot: HEAD FACE EAR NECK SHOULDERS ARMS BACK WRIST RANGE HANDS PRIMARY SECONDARY FINGER CHEST LEGS FEET WAIST
    HP: +50 MANA: +50 ENDUR: +50
    Recommended level of 73. Required level of 66.
    Focus: Mana Preservation VI
    WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
    Class: ALL
    Race: ALL
    Submitted by: Dianer; updated by Lanadenae
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    About 2 Hours
    # Mar 25 2018 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
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    Done in about 2 hours. Kept to the lower plateau only, around druid ring, from water to ridgeline, NW corner, turned into a gnoll graveyard. Got all 4 Torn Pages, never saw any other parts. All except maybe one came from Sharpshooters, so kill those archers.
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    # Nov 27 2015 at 9:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Your faction standing with Wraithguard Leadership has been adjusted by 50.
    Your faction standing with Wraithguard has been adjusted by 240.
    You have successfully been granted your reqard for: Ancient Tomes
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    # Nov 29 2015 at 7:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Durdin wrote:
    Your faction standing with Wraithguard Leadership has been adjusted by 50.
    Your faction standing with Wraithguard has been adjusted by 240.
    You have successfully been granted your reqard for: Ancient Tomes


    Updated, thanks.
    1 Day
    # Oct 28 2009 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
    So bored 1 day i decided to farm this. so the final stats for 1 day.

    8 hrs 35 min
    1000 dead gnolls
    5.5 aa's
    Way apprehensive to Ally Faction
    7k plat
    8X type one torn pages + 2X type two torn pages + 1 type three torn pages.
    3X type one bundle of brittle parchment +2X type two bundle of brittle parchment
    8X type one tattered scrolls + 8X type two tattered scrolls + 2X type 3 tattered scrolls.

    Took my 85 beast and t5 cleric pulling 10-15 at a time, took about 4 min to kill em all and 4 pulls before i had to med and rinse repeat.

    Hope this gives ya an idea of what your getting your self into LOL

    Edited, Oct 28th 2009 8:58pm by Baylour
    Ways to distinguish
    # Jun 16 2008 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
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    Okay, are there ways to distinguish which pages you already have in your possession? This is a bit ridiculous...

    They should have at least made the different icons for each page.
    Ways to distinguish
    # Jul 01 2008 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
    The pictures are differant. Look at Lieac post below and look closely.
    Ways to distinguish
    # Jun 16 2008 at 8:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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    Braikkarrii wrote:
    Okay, are there ways to distinguish which pages you already have in your possession? This is a bit ridiculous...

    They should have at least made the different icons for each page.


    They identify differently (have different item lore).
    NW Corner
    # May 31 2008 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
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    Did this last night over 5 hours....67 kills in the NW corner by the Giant pictures...3 pages, 3 tattered scrolls, and 1 bundle of parchment. Did chef camp earlier in the day but no joy...hope it help some of you.
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    # Apr 22 2008 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
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    I've killed thousands over the course of going on two years now, and I've still never seen ANY of the drops.
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    They drop from any gnoll
    # Dec 04 2007 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
    Both bundles ($$$) and 2 tattered and 1 page all dropped at Gudez. Don't let the myths fool you. Grats Camalot!
    Drop rates
    # Oct 25 2007 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
    <cross-post alert>

    To everyone camping for these, these do NOT drop at the Chef camp. Well, they may, but extremely rarely. I had both bundles (and a couple pages) drop for me in the NE corner of the zone within half an hour.

    Best of luck. :)
    Drop rates
    # Oct 28 2007 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
    doing it for an alt, had quite a few pieces drop at chef camp, as long as a few arm molds
    Final count
    # Sep 04 2007 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
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    Working to get the runed diamond for 4 of my alts, this is my final result.

    Mass-slaughtered 423 gnolls, pulling them in packs of 5-15, depending on my mood. Got the following drops:

    18 Torn Pages
    8 Tattered Scrolls
    1 Bundle (so yeah, it drops, but was extremely rare for me.)

    I agree there may be some kind of pattern to the drops. I did this over two evenings and the second evening I got the Brittle and 6 Torn Pages, not one Scroll, which struck me as strange. The previous evening I had seen 12 Torn Pages and all 8 Scrolls.

    I pulled from all over the camp and every gnoll looks to be capable of dropping them. (However, I didn't see any from a named, and I did kill all of those I found up, which was at least 20.)



    Edited, Sep 4th 2007 10:51pm by Sippin
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    # Sep 30 2007 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
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    Confirmed I completed this quest by collecting just the two different 'Bundle Of Brittle Parchment' and combining them in the book. You can tell the two apart by the graphics. One has white handles, the other has brown.
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    BoBP still drop
    # Sep 04 2007 at 5:10 AM Rating: Decent
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    can cofirm that the Bundle of Brittle Parchments both social and political still drop... at least on Druzzil... got my aug yesterday after camping gnolls about 5 hours... had all but one tattered scroll (a couple double drops as well) and none of the pages so maybe its on a rotating basis of some sort
    Brittle Parchments
    # Sep 03 2007 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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    I looted the Bindle of Brittle Parchment (Social) today on The Nameless server. So, to my knowledge they are still dropping.
    Brittle parchments....
    # Sep 03 2007 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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    Brittle parchments don't appear to drop anymore, or they're ridiculously rare. After killing 238 gnolls I've seen 8 tattered scrolls and 12 torn pages but zero parchments...
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    "Lost tomes?"
    # Sep 02 2007 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
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    After hailing, say "lost tomes" to this guy. Otherwise he will drone ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON like the travel agent in the Monty Python sketch.
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    More then 1 way to do this
    # Aug 29 2007 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
    There are several ways to complete the Ancient Tomes quest. Collect the 2 Bundles of Brittle Parchment (same name, different picture), or the 3 Tattered Scrolls, or the 4 Torn Pages, and combine in the quest-givers book to receive a Runed Diamond augment.
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    # Jul 25 2007 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
    I have been working on this quest for the past 10 levels on my necro. I have yet to find my last page, scroll or parchment. Wish there was a way to make this a little easier...
    I can say that you can get the quest AFTER you collect the items. I was told once that you could not but it appears you can. Had a friend get the quest after he collected the pages. This is a good thing cause I haven't gotten the quest yet.
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    # Jul 07 2007 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
    Upon turning in my book I made from 3 tattered scrolls.

    You task 'Ancient Tomes' has been updated.
    You faction standing with Wraithguard Leadership got better.
    This tome will of great value to the Krithgor. Their history and heroes hold a high place of honor among them.
    You faction standing with Wraithguard got better.

    When I got quest I conned dubious to both wraithguard and their leadership. After turning in the book, guess what. I was still dubious :(
    Alternate Turn In
    # Jun 09 2007 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
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    As mentioned in the post from Lieac you can also do the turn in with other items. From my experience specifically - you can do the turn in with the two unique "Bundle of Brittle Parchment" items. When you do the combine, instead of the "Ancient Book of Krithigor", the result is "Ancient Letters of Krithigor", which you hand back to Lorekeeper Fenegar just the same. The end item is still the same - Runed Diamond.

    Cheers.
    Shamans can see invis...
    # Mar 31 2007 at 5:28 AM Rating: Decent
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    Got 3 tattered scrolls in 1 hour. Nice reward for that much work. Camped in very top right corner of gnoll area. Can go afk there, but be sure to be invis'd since one non-SI warrior paths right to that corner periodically.

    Some gnoll shamans see invis. And some of their routes are on a long timer. I discovered this when I went afk in the middle of the "city", in an area I thought was safe, and came back to find my group wiped by a SI shaman. Ouch.
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    Pics/Lore for brittle bundles, tattered scrolls & torn pages
    # Jan 07 2007 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
    I did this for three characters. One collected and handed in bundles of brittle parchment, the second collected and handed in tattered scrolls and the third collected and handed in torn pages.

    I was worried the whole time that I might accidentally loot duplicates, but it's relatively easy to see that they're different.

    Just in case, you're not sure, here are the pictures and the lore for each of the groups:

    Bundle of Brittle Parchment

    Item Lore: Individual letters, apparently these are political letters.



    Item Lore: Individual letters, apparently these are social letters.



    Tattered Scrolls

    Item Lore: Unreadable, but these appear to have low page numbers.



    Item Lore: Unreadable, but these appear to be only partially finished.



    Item Lore: Unreadable, but these appear to have high page numbers.



    Torn Pages

    Item Lore: Once from an ancient book, these be the end pages.



    Item Lore: Once from an ancient book, these have the middle page numbers.



    Item Lore: Once from an ancient book, these have low page numbers.



    Item Lore: Once from an ancient book, these appear to be indices.
    Pics/Lore for brittle bundles, tattered scrolls & torn pages
    # Jan 23 2007 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
    Spent most of an evening getting 3 characters pages for this....

    The quest hints that you need 1 of each type. This is Wrong.

    The tattered scrolls were the most common tonight. Had 5 of the first section, 2 of each of the other 2. Had one set of the bundles drop.

    Had two torn pages drop. Both the same type.

    For awhile, we were plowing the critters under rather heavily. Most of the ummmm North<?>west section of the zone was cleared, and we were pulling from accross the river.

    We were camped by the little tunnel w/ side passages near icefall.

    Anyway, the graphic for 2 of the tattered scrolls is VERY similiar. The only difference is the color of the ENDS of the scrolls. EASY to overlook, if you're not looking for it. One type is a yellow - orange. The other type is a kinda blue - white.

    Good Luck!
    drop rate idea?
    # Dec 31 2006 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
    drop rate seems that the ones called darkfell gnolls(majority of mobs there) dont seem to drop them

    My guess is that they are on a different loot table then the

    elders
    captians
    scavengers
    sharpshooters
    archers
    shaman

    drop rate idea?
    # Jan 07 2008 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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    another torn page 5 minutes later also from shaman
    drop rate idea?
    # Jan 07 2008 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
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    had a torn page drop from shamman today ..nice surprise.. maybe loot table change
    drop rate idea?
    # May 23 2007 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
    Darkfell Shaman don't have the drops, either. Still, it's worth clearing them to keep them from buffing the other gnolls :).
    drop rate idea?
    # Apr 25 2007 at 6:02 AM Rating: Decent
    I agree and find the info above in the walkthrough misleading.People looking for these drops will find them on gnolls,but not the "Darkfell Gnolls".Have killed thousands of Darkfell Gnolls in search of spells and never have i seen the pages drop off them.
    drop rate idea?
    # Jan 01 2007 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
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    the higher level gnolls which are on the East side of the river i believe, have a better drop rate
    torn pages vs tattered scrolls
    # Dec 29 2006 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
    I had three different torn pages and got three different tattered scrolls also. was trying to get fourth torn pages and saw a post that said three tattered scrolls worked in place of four torn pages, tried it and voila, it worked. I suggest collecting them both until you have enough of either one to do combine.
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    # Dec 25 2006 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
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    This quest will reward you with Wraithguard faction(this guy is on wraithguard not wraithguard leadership faction).
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    # Dec 30 2006 at 1:15 AM Rating: Good
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    Confirmed, you don't get leadership faction for doing this task. At the moment, anyway...
    Identical pages
    # Dec 10 2006 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
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    I too have been getting ALOT of Identical pages. I have been though hunting at the chef camp the whole time. I'm wondering if I moved around a bit in my camp selection if different pages may drop. It's worth a try, I suppose. I can't see SOE nerfing this quest for the worse either. It's uber tough, just getting different pages to drop. If there is a change to this.....hopefully they make it EASIER.lol.
    Anciant Tome Quest
    # Dec 07 2006 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
    I have been working ont hsi quest using my 75 necro kiting in Steppes for about 12 hours total. I have had 3 torn pages drop. All of which were the same exact torn pages. That is lame. I have had 2 bundles of brittle parchment drop, but yet again both where the same one. Also i have had 1 tattered scroll drop. There are differences with all 3 types of items that you can combine in the empty book. On the bundle of brittle parchments they will look the same apart from 1 will ahve dark scroll rollers and 1 will have light scroll rollers. The above posts state the differences between the torn pages, and i have only looted 1 tattered scroll so i'm not sure teh differences between them. All i know is this quest will most deffinatly not get nerfed becasue they seem to like to drop duplicates alot. Which in turn causes this quest to take a long time to complete. Some players may get lucks and get dropps right away, but that has not been the case with me. I'm sure most of this is repeating what was stated in the previous posts, but this is just my 2 copper on the quest. It may take awhile to complete for most but the ends deff. justify the meens. This is a perfect quest to work on while in the LFG tool waiting for that tell you probably won't get. The aa xp at 75 is not great but in a few hours time kiting i manage to get 2 and change aa's. So its not horrible. At least it's some xp while waiting for a real xp group.
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    # Nov 21 2006 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
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    believe everyone starts off as dubious with wraithguard faction, so unless you've been killing mobs on that faction, no factioning will be needed to get this quest and do the turn in.

    Wraithguard Lorekeeper Fenegar is at Loc -1535, +1435, +82. To find him, after zoning into valdeholm, cross the bridge and follow the path to the left, (do not enter the double doors ahead of the bridge), go all the way west and follow the ramp up to the next level (north), he is in the first building. All the mobs I saw in that building were on Wraithguard faction, so were not kos, they all conned dubiously and had the wraithguard nametag.
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