Rites of Passage I  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Serpents Spine
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Oct 15 16:59:57 2006
Modified: Sat Aug 5 00:07:58 2017
This task begins with Watchman Stormwren Undaru at the centaur lake in eastern Goru'kar Mesa.

You say, 'Hail, Watchman Stormwren Undaru'

Watchman Stormwren Undaru says 'We have lived here for ages, working together. We thrive on building an unyielding trust between each other that goes beyond the companionship found around the world of Norrath. If you would like to gain trust with our kind, you can begin by completing small [tasks] for us.'

You say, 'What tasks?'

You have been assigned the task 'Rites of Passage I'.

Watchman Stormwren Undaru says 'The alliance of the Centaur is assuredly worth your while. I need you to travel to the Roost and fetch a rare egg found around the outskirts of the chasm. You will know you have found the egg when you see it. The brilliant color and radiance is a sure giveaway.'

Enter the Roost - Blackfeather Roost

The task updates as you move from the zone-in area onto the grass

Find the location of the griffons Stormwren referred to - Blackfeather Roost

The griffons can be found on the First Ledge (see separate quest for access details), at +3770, -1510, -110. Make sure to get this update before moving on to the next step.

Kill 3 a griffon nest guardian - Blackfeather Roost

Kill 1 a blackfeather nest tender - Blackfeather Roost

Grab the egg while it lays unattended - Blackfeather Roost

A Rare Griffin Egg is a large ground spawn next to the nest tender, and appeared for the first time in the patch of 5th December 2006.

Deliver 1 A Rare Griffin Egg to Stormwren Undaru

Your task 'Rites of Passage I' has been updated.

You have done well. The stealth and cunning you have shown is the first step towards proving your alliance to our kind. The next task I have in store for you is one that requires brain as much as brawn.

You gain experience!!
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20 minutes
# Aug 04 2012 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
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The respawn on the egg and the npcs around it is approximately 20 minutes so if your boxing this like myself get ready for a long wait. In my case im 4 boxing this and lucky no one else needs the egg either. The egg respawned with the 3 a griffon nest guardian and a blackfeather nest tender. I didn't kill them though and just looted the egg with one of my characters. I waited over 30 minutes for another egg to spawn but it did not. I figured i had to kill those 4 mobs and after i did 20 minutes later the egg spawned with the other npcs. This time i killed them all and looted the egg and only had to wait the 20 minutes for the respawn. Killed the npcs too this time even though i didn't have to so the next person to do the task wouldn't be screwed.

Edited, Aug 5th 2012 2:20am by Rickymaru
nearer 12 min now
# Jun 04 2020 at 9:45 AM Rating: Good
28 posts
Thanks fuzzard, some good information and advice there.

The quest expects the 4 birds to be cleared, and then loot the egg.
They are non-aggro, until you pick the fight, at which point they are sociable.

I'd seen your reference to 20 minutes, and so had planned that wait, as was there with a small group.

round 1, birds dead and get the egg.
I set a timer for 18 min so to be aware and ready - i.e. can afk a little.

premature pop!
They were back, and still had over 4 mins on the timer.

round 2, cleared the birds and looted the egg.
Similar time period again, repop.

All good, no drama, just watched a bit TV inbetween waits, chat in group, got drinks etc.

At higher 60s, can in the nook by the egg, and not get aggro from passing kos harpy or birds.

20 minutes
# Aug 02 2017 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Made the mistake of starting to kill the nest guardians as soon as I saw them. Turns out you need to get the update for exploring that area before they count towards completion. Update was only a few steps away. 2- minute wait for respawn gives me time to warn others.
67 war
# Jan 27 2008 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
Not sure on 67war mobs where hiting up in 600. you might need slower or a weapon that proc's a slow.
# Jul 13 2007 at 5:47 AM Rating: Decent
could 67 warrior kill these mobs?
Task item
# Jul 02 2007 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
2,288 posts
The associated task item is "A Rare Griffin Egg" (Lore, No Trade, Weight 4.0).

It is all ready on the ground, but you can't pick it up until you open up that step.

works now
# May 07 2007 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
as of right now the quest works fine. nest and mobs are at the northern most point on first ledge.

Edited, May 8th 2007 3:03am by killhelmanati
still bugged
# Nov 10 2006 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
Did this today.. quest is still bugged 11/10/06 on my 1 hour I have to play a day

killed all the griffons in area.. even the one that walks by.. killed the harpies. for fun.. killed a named harpie for loot... waited for respawns and did it all again... nothing..

I . killed griffons / harpies.. I looted 7 ( a griffon eggs ) trade skill useable

I tried to turn one in... and I got the standard..

thank you ( your name here ) but you can have this back I dont need it

appears the gueest is not going to be updated for some time...

keep sending in the /bug

Edited, Nov 10th 2006 at 1:07pm PST by bruur
Update on Egg
# Oct 26 2006 at 5:41 AM Rating: Decent
Checked the missing egg out after 10-25 patch, and got a task update near where the feather groundspawn is. The task said I had looted the egg, with the next step being to return egg to taskgiver. No egg in inventory or cursor.
So I Hail the centaur, and no task update. Just the starting script. Appears to be bugged still.

Edit: ok, on the 27th, started over, and when I killed the egg tender, both objectives i.e. Kill the tender, and get the egg updated ( done ). But no egg anywhere. Returned to taskgiver,with same results as above. Doh!

Edited, Oct 27th 2006 at 6:47am PDT by Yizdan
Update on Egg
# Oct 27 2006 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
71 posts
Time to send another bug report...
thanks for the update
# Oct 25 2006 at 1:26 AM Rating: Good
385 posts
For the second step (to find the griffons), I got the task updat at loc 3770, -1510, -110, at the northeast corner of the first ledge you come to after taking a griffon ride.

Edited, Oct 25th 2006 at 2:29am PDT by KyrosKrane
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# Oct 19 2006 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
71 posts
I sent a bug report the other day re: the missing egg. Hopefully something will come of it.

Alos, the correct task name is Rites of Passage I, not Ritual
I sense a problem here
# Oct 17 2006 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
I've attempted this task twice. First time I killed the required griffons randomly, second I killed them in the order listed on the task. Both times no egg. I suggest anyone who's attempted this task to do a /bug report on it. You'd think that something with "brilliant color and radiance" would be easy to locate...
# Oct 17 2006 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
me to done all but cant find egg :-(
# Oct 17 2006 at 3:11 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
killed the griffons,can't seem to find the egg,me and my husbands mage went all over the area and can't seem to find the egg. HELP!
# Oct 17 2006 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
You'd think the egg would be near the egg tender. Ran all over and can't find it.
Corrections and such
# Oct 15 2006 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
71 posts
Task name: Rites of Passage I
Zone: Goru'kar Mesa
NPC: Watchman Stormwren Undaru (loc approx p250, n500. Small centaur camp NW of Nymphs)

Travel to the Roost and fetch a rare egg found around the outskirts of the chasm. You will know when you have found the egg when you see it. The brilliant color and radiance is a sure giveaway.

You gain experience

exact Objective Instructions:

Enter the Roost
Find the location of the griffons Stormwren referred to
Kill 3 a griffon nest guardian
Kill 1 a blackfeather egg tender
Grab the egg while it lays undefended!
??? (Suspect you have to return the egg to Stormwren)

Misc notes:
part 2 will update on the second island, approx p3500 n1500
all 4 mobs to kill are in that area, and are lt blue to a 68. All con'd indifferent
All slowable, rootable, do not summon. Harpies will assist griffons.

Now where is that egg?!?!?!?!

Edited, Oct 16th 2006 at 10:59am PDT by fuzzard
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