Ciodaru and Kathryn #7: Protect Kathryn Again  

Quest Started By:Description:
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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
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: Thu Dec 21 07:34:01 2006
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
This task is the 7th in a series of 12. At the end of the previous task, Ciodaru said this:

Ciodaru says 'That is a lovely dress, it will look divine on Kathryn. Keep it for now as I will have you make a box of gifts to give to her. I again hear rumors of an attack on Kathryn. You must [stop] them from hurting her. Please go!'

You say, 'I'll stop them!'

Ciodaru says 'You must Hurry. Go!'

You have been assigned the task 'Protect Kathryn Again'.

Go to Kathryn 0/1 (Goru`kar Mesa)

a Tuffein grabber lowers his head and charges forward.

The task updates when you approach Kathryn and instantly the two Tuffeins rush to Kathryn. Any dryads nearby will fight the Tuffeins and possibly steal the credit for one of the attackers.

Kill 1 Tuffein Thug 0/1 (Goru`kar Mesa)

Kill 1 Tuffein Grabber 0/1 (Goru`kar Mesa)

a dryad windweaver says 'How dare you!'

Kathryn says 'You shall pay for your insolence.'

You have slain a Tuffein grabber!
a Tuffein grabber's corpse gags on his own blood and collapses.
Your faction standing with Tuffein got worse.
Your faction standing with Tuffein Leadership got worse.
Your faction standing with Minohten got better.
Your faction standing with Nymphs of the Windwillow got better.

You have slain a Tuffein thug!
a Tuffein thug's corpse staggers from one hoof to another before collapsing.
Your faction standing with Tuffein got worse.
Your faction standing with Tuffein Leadership got worse.
Your faction standing with Minohten got better.
Your faction standing with Nymphs of the Windwillow got better.

Speak with Ciodaru 0/1 (Goru`kar Mesa)

You say, 'Hail, Ciodaru'

You successfully protected Kathryn.

Ciodaru says 'Thank Tunare! You were in time. And what is this? It looks like they were ordered to attack her. I cannot tell who is doing this, but it makes me worry. I will ask about this, but I think the gift is equally important. She has been in so much trouble lately that I would like to get her a [atheme] in order to protect herself.'

This leads into the next task in the series.
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Protect Kathyrn Again
# Apr 11 2013 at 5:10 AM Rating: Decent
Just to confirm the following:-

52 Druid with merc.
Take Merc OFF auto assist
Pull Thug - kill (merc can assist once you have him)
If the grabber dies & you don't get credit, have patience - another will spawn within 2 minutes
Pull new Grabber, hit Call Assist for merc, Kill Grabber - done!

Protect Kathryn Again
# Jun 19 2012 at 5:12 AM Rating: Decent
LVL 51 FRG SHM: Had to flee to Blightfire Moors when my pet and my merc aggro'ed Kathryn's allies around the willow. Returned later without pet and merc, buffed myself, including a potion to increase hit speed, and soloed just fine.

1) Leave pets and mercs behind; they get confused and cause allies to attack you.
2) Make sure you are buffed, poisoned/potioned and have spells/combat skills perfectly set before you dive in.
3) Run over to Kathryn, then stand back as Tufflins spawn and approach her.
4) Target "Tufflin Thug" FIRST. Nail him to the wall without landing hits/spells on Kathryn.
5) When Thug dead, specifically target "Grabber" and take him out.

Don't worry about the Grabber slamming on Kathryn while you finish Thug. MUST kill Thug first and Kathryn can hold her own until you can get to Grabber. DO NOT use spells that blanket a wide area - you will draw the negative aggro of Kathryn's allies.

Would suggest a damage shield spell or potion, unless you have a lot of HP. Even after I won, i was at 58% HP and 48% MP.

Much easier as of 6/2012 than in previous posts on this quest.
# Apr 07 2012 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
2,546 posts
Steps are exactly as listed but for some capitalization:

Go to Kathryn
Kill 1 Tuffein Thug
Kill 1 Tuffein Grabber
Speak with Ciodaru

Simply run up to Kathryn, the two MOB's spwn and run at her -- intercept and kill them and then go back and hail Ciodaru.

Can't be done by a 51 Ranger
# Mar 08 2009 at 4:27 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
There is no way for a 51 ranger to keep kathryn's friends from killing the
second grabber. I stopped it before it got to her, and her friends STILL
came and attacked it. As long as her friends help her, she doesn't die,
but if her friends help, a 51 ranger can't get the credit for the two
kills. This is an exceedingly POORLY designed quest.
# Jul 06 2008 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
On my 59 Paladin I kept getting KSed by the friendly NPCs.

I ended up doing the quest several times, until I got both kills.

Here's what I ended up doing:
1) Pacifying all the friendly NPCs nearby.
2) Triggering the attackers to spawn
3) Stunning and pulling the attackers back before pacify wore off.
pets bad
# Aug 28 2007 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
672 posts

Tried solo'ing this with my 53 enchanter ... first 2 times I killed both the thug and grabber but got AE agro on my pet (dryad added to the fight) which subsequently agro'd me. I didn't get credit for the kills AND the dryad AE killed me both times. Later, I survived the fight but no credit for the kills meant I had to try again.

The final time, I used no pet and backed up to pull the tuffein away from the dryads. Didn't have a dryad add until 1 was dead and I got credit for both, yay me!

Kathryn never died any of those 4 tries, btw.
Silfh V'Ester - Holy Defender of Koada'Vie
Mahlah Tohsis - Spiritwalker
She can be saved
# Aug 04 2007 at 7:10 AM Rating: Decent
She doesn't have to die. A 75 wizzy dropped them in 2 instant bombs. Kathryn survived. Just FYI, obviously not everyone has this kind of help.
# Feb 17 2007 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
Ok did quest 8 times solo, 3 times with others - she dies no matter what, but as long as you kill the Thug and Grabber BEFORE she dies you are successful - so bring friends to help! And don't use Area Effect or Damage Shield spells!
Get the Thug first
# Jan 30 2007 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
Tough even for my 55 Ranger to solo. Had to do the quest three times before I got them both -- always aim for the Tuffein Thug first. No matter what, if YOU kill one and Kathryn kills the other, a Tuffein Grabber will pop a minute later. What, you say? I need to kill the Thug to finish the quest!! Let him go, remove quest, start over again. Seems to be the only way to do it.
Protect Kathryn Again
# Dec 27 2006 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
After you have completed the first 6 quests, say 'Stop' to receive this one.

You say 'Stop.'
Ciodaru says 'You must Hurry. Go!'

You are offered the task 'Protect Kathryn Again.'
You have been assigned the task 'Protect Kathryn Again.'

Go to Kathryn.
Kill 1 Tuffein Thug.
Kill 1 Tuffein Grabber.

As soon as you get to Kathryn a Tuffein thug and a Tuffein Grabber spawn and attack her. They were a tough fight for a 51 Warrior solo so be prepared. They also dispelled my trash buffs and DS. The Tuffein Grabber is a healer and both play 'Satyr Music' which hits for 100, 'Lifesprout' which hits for 200 - 300 a tick, 'Creeping Crud and anything else they can think of, and melee 20 - 40.

Your Faction standing with Tuffein got worse.
Your Faction standing with Tuffein Leadership got worse.
Your Faction standing with Minohten got better.
Your Faction standing with Nymphs of the Windwillow got better.
Your task 'Protect Kathryn Again' has been updated.
You gain experience!!
a Tuffein grabber's corpse gags on his own blood and collapses.
You have slain a Tuffein Grabber!

Kathryn screams in pain.
Kathryn died.

Wait.... what? Dammit!!!

At this point Kathryns friends get mad and help out stealing my kill for the Tuffein thug. Only option I could find was go back to Ciodaru and start the quest again.

You have failed to protect Kathryn.

Take two.

You have failed to protect Kathryn.

Take three.

Agro the thug and let the grabber do whatever. This kept Kathryn alive but, Kathryn's friends kill the Tuffein Grabber. =P Hang out and in about 5 minutes a new Tuffein Grabber will attack.

At this point with 5 unsuccessful attempts I am wondering if the quest is worth the trouble. More to follow.......
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