Ivy Etched Tunic  

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Rating:
*****
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Time:4 hours
Level:35
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
Faction Required:
Kithicor Residents (Min: Indifferent)
Factions Raised:
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Era:Original
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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  • All
Entered: Mon Jun 19 01:23:28 2000
Modified: Sun May 14 17:11:13 2017
This quest begins with Gandari in Kithicor Forest. She is found in a cabin at 1465, 2415.

You say, 'Hail, Gandari'

Gandari says 'Most call me Gandari the Terse. You here for [ivy armor]?'

You say, 'What ivy armor?'

Gandari says 'I reward brave rangers with ivy etched armor - [helm]s, [tunic]s, [sleeves] and [bracers]. [Interested]?'

You say, 'I am interested in a tunic.'

Gandari says 'I do not haggle; I do not bargain. The skull of Meldrath, the right side of the Rune of Ivy from the thistle brownie and two rubies of fiery red. Bring these to me and you shall earn your reward.'

Bring him 2x "Ruby" + 1x "Skull of Meldrath" (dropped by Meldrath the Malignant in the minotaur caves of Steamfont) + 1x "Rune of Ivy [Right]" (dropped by Thistle Underbrush in Lesser Faydark).

Gandari says 'Wait, _____, are you not forgetting something?'
Gandari says 'Wait, _____, are you not forgetting something?'
Gandari says 'Wait, _____, are you not forgetting something?'
Gandari says 'Well done. May Karana bless your soul.'
Your faction standing with Kithicor Residents got better.
Your faction standing with Protectors of Pine got better.
Your faction standing with Jaggedpine Treefolk got better
Your faction standing with Unkempt Druids got worse.
You gain experience!!


Reward:
Ivy Etched Tunic
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# Feb 14 2016 at 11:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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Your faction standing with Kithicor Residents has been adjusted by 10.
Your faction standing with Protectors of Pine has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Jaggedpine Treefolk has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Unkempt Druids has been adjusted by -1.

Edited, Feb 14th 2016 12:54pm by KaxonCompolten
Faction numbers
# Feb 20 2016 at 7:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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KaxonCompolten wrote:
Your faction standing with Kithicor Residents has been adjusted by 10.
Your faction standing with Protectors of Pine has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Jaggedpine Treefolk has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Unkempt Druids has been adjusted by -1.

Edited, Feb 14th 2016 12:54pm by KaxonCompolten



Updated, thanks.
Dialogue
# Aug 05 2012 at 10:28 AM Rating: Good
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You say, 'Hail, Gandari'
Gandari says 'Most call me Gandari the Terse. You here for [ivy armor]?'
You say, 'what ivy armor?'
Gandari says 'I reward brave rangers with ivy etched armor - [helm]s, [tunic]s, [sleeves] and [bracers]. [Interested]?'
You say, 'I am interested in a tunic.'
Gandari says 'I do not haggle; I do not bargain. The skull of Meldrath, the right side of the Rune of Ivy from the thistle brownie and two rubies of fiery red. Bring these to me and you shall earn your reward.'

Upon giving Gandari the two rubies, Rune of Ivy [right], and the Skull of Meldrath:

Gandari says 'Wait, Tobynn, are you not forgetting something?'
Gandari says 'Wait, Tobynn, are you not forgetting something?'
Gandari says 'Wait, Tobynn, are you not forgetting something?'
Gandari says 'Well done. May Karana bless your soul.'
Your faction standing with Kithicor Residents got better.
Your faction standing with Protectors of Pine got better.
Your faction standing with Jaggedpine Treefolk could not possibly get any better.
Your faction standing with Unkempt Druids got worse.
You gain experience!!

Receive Ivy Etched Tunic.
Best Etched Ivy quest so far
# Aug 17 2004 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
For those of you wondering if this quest is worthwhile; all I can say is it beats your NUB armor and if you're like me, you like to EARN your items - not buy or inherit them - and the two mob's you must kill are in zones adjacent to one another...what more could you ask for?

For Maldrath the Malignant just ask (nicely) a 45+ shammy or cleric to come in with you - assuming you are in your HIGH 30's - and whoop the snot out of that nasty little gnome and his mutant cow-men. Keep all your buffs up and drink some magic resist potion before you hit the caves. I think mine was Vampiric Blood. YUCK. Magic resist = 97...and away you go.

Thistle Underbrush was tough to find in Lesser Faydark UNTIL I realized he conned green to me. Keep in mind I was level 39 at the time. At that point I ran like a half elf possesed and on sight SNARED him - I made some nice homemade brownie batter and walked away with my rune of Ivy no problem.

Enjoy this one...none can be as easy as this or as satisfying!
Got mine at lvl 2!
# Dec 27 2003 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
34 posts
I got my Ivy Etched Tunic at lvl 2! I got to Qeynos and was hailed. The man who hailed me gave me a I.E.Tunic! Still got it. Best piece of armor I got.
Lrbearclaw
Lvl 10 Human Ranger on Tribunal
what do i do with the drops?
# Dec 22 2003 at 12:05 AM Rating: Decent
ok... after i have all the items... what do i do with them???
RE: what do i do with the drops?
# Dec 24 2003 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
You hand in the pieces to Gandari in Kithicor Forest, she's in a hut with some merchants in the north part of the zone. Hail her first just to be on the safe side, then hand in the rune of ivy from Thistle, the skull of Meldrath and two rubies (137pp each from jewellry vendors, try the bazaar first).

Edited, Wed Dec 24 16:43:21 2003
Thistle Brownie
# Nov 28 2003 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Where in LFay does the thistle brownie spawn? I searched the entire zone for over an hour one night and could not find him. Will I track him as "a thistle brownie", or some other name?
RE: Thistle Brownie
# Apr 01 2004 at 11:03 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, it is a very common spawn..... and an easy kill.
RE: Thistle Brownie
# Nov 28 2003 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
track "Thistle Underbrush". He's not a common spawn.

RE: Thistle Brownie
# Dec 27 2003 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
Correction....he is a VERY common spawn. I kill him constantly for the "befriend animal" potion he drops.
Not sure of the spawn timer but would guess 30 minutes? I usually find something to do like hit GFay vendors, Unrest or Meldrath whil I wait for my next potion.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 15 2003 at 12:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hehehe, your server wouldnt be Torvonnilous would it? :P
I have no pride
# Sep 23 2002 at 8:08 AM Rating: Good
31 posts
I am not proud ... I did not do my Ranger bretheren proud.

I bought my rubies. I killed thistle.

Tried to kill Meldrath with help from 41 druid. No luck.

Made a pathetic (but humorous) ooc plea and got a lvl 60 warrior to kill meldrath for me.

I may be pathetic but now I am a pathetic ranger in an Ivy Etched Tunic. Time to retire my Dwarven Ringmail tunic I've had since lvl 14!!

36 Ranger
Name and Server withheld to preserve pride
Phew - got him at 32
# Sep 13 2002 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
Myself 32 Ranger, 31 Pally and 30 Mage took him out last evening....

It was helpful that a 57 something had 'broken' the room previously - as we only had to fight Meldrath without his pet - and was still tough.

He dispelled everything on me but 2 buffs (out of 9-10) - dispelled our mage's buffs as well. We jumped him as soon as he popped - i don't think he ever got a dmg shield up, certainly not a pet.

It may be difficult to harmony the guards away first - as the room is positioned so that you have to come into the guards aggro. before you can see them - but it might be able to be done. Incidentally - his skull is not a 100% drop.. since the first time we helped kill him - he did not drop. Later when it was just our low 30's grp which took him out - presto - last piece for my Tunic.

As to thistle I am now 3 for 4 solo, 1 for 1 with friend. Got him early first time prior to his dmg shield and it was easy. I died after chasing him willy nilly all over, to his nukes, my low mana (my fault), and dmg shield. I have gotten the rune everytime (well -it's been there every time) and the cords once ...
Happy hunting - now for the rubies
um yeah about that armor
# Jul 24 2002 at 3:01 PM Rating: Default
Hey yall I'm a lv 31 ranger and I'm tired of my banded so I decided to go for these ivy etched armor pieces. So I got the bracers not much of a problem here and I killed Thistle and bought the rubies. Now for Meldrath. I know I wouldn't be able to beat him on my own so what kind of party to you suggest to help me? I got many choices cuz we have almost everything in our guild so what is the best balanced party for fighting Meldrath? Preferrably one where no one dies :) Thanks

31 Ranger
Kirath Rootblade
Fellowship of Divine
Kane Bayle
where do i go?
# Jul 05 2002 at 11:55 PM Rating: Default
ok hafter i get all the stuff then what? i dont get it!
Lol...
# Jun 29 2002 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
I dont get it.. me (31 druid) and my war friend.. went inside minos to see what we could kill.. we saw him and he was dark blue to War so we wasted him.. no loses just him and his minos died =0)..

He maybe is tought but whit a warrior he is a piece of cake


31 druid PoorGubben
22 monk Ssyb
10 pally Roka
10 ranger Poormiffo
300pp and all this cr@p?
# Jun 28 2002 at 10:18 AM Rating: Default
Pardon me, but i think ill buy a friggin tunic, 300pp and these two guys seems way to much trouble. i have looked at the stats but i'd rather buy this thing, geez.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 03 2002 at 12:29 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Midnight Sea Mail Breast Plate
Where?
# May 14 2002 at 11:19 AM Rating: Default
who do you turn this stuff into and where is he at?
Tealc
# May 05 2002 at 8:34 AM Rating: Default
I have Collected all of the Items i need to turn into Gandari to get the Ivy etched tunic but i can't find anything that says how to turn them in am i supposed to turn them in in some sort of order? should i stack the rubies? Plz get back to me on this


RE: Tealc
# May 21 2002 at 3:17 AM Rating: Default
As a general rule, do NOT stack items when turning them in. There are exceptions to this, but in cases like this one, make sure each ruby is in its own slot or he'll probably consider it 1 item and you'll need another ruby to complete. There is no order. Just hand him all four items (putting the rubies in a slot versus just dropping them on him, which will stack them) and click trade. You should be rewarded with a new tunic.
Naeuvil Ashwalker
# Apr 23 2002 at 1:55 AM Rating: Default
First fought Thistle Underbrush at 27. He kicked my butt even though he conned Dark Blue. Lost corpse etc, etc. Tried him again at 30th, still Dark Blue, this time I had Stinging Swarm DOT and my new Centi ss. Snared him as his health went below half. Finished him off but I had no mana left and was down to one bubble health but I got my rune.
A few minutes later im in Steamfont heading towards the Mino caves (Im feeling lucky). I head into caves with the hope of pulling Guards and meldrath to the windmills where the gnome guards will take care of most of my problem. Then i'll sit back and wait. I'll attack gnome guards as meldraths health goes below half. Thats my plan but I never made it outta the caves alive.
Feeling depressed I get my corpse back and go to leave Steamfont for awhile. As Im gettin ready to zone to Lfay a 60th rogue asks me to track Yender Starpyre for him. The thought hits me that if I help him maybe hell help me. It worked and the 60th rogue took care of the Minos and Meldrath and I got my skull.
Last part of quest is the rubies. U can get them in NFreeport from Jade. She wants 150pp for each of them (Ouch!) thats 300pp. Spent all my money buying a Centi ss last week. Guess I better go hunting.

Naeuvil Ashwalker
30th Ranger
Quester
# Apr 11 2002 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
the quester is Gandari, Gandari the Terse she is called.
Quest completed
# Mar 18 2002 at 11:28 PM Rating: Default
Some information on this quest, having recently done it. WOOT! Thistle is best tracked from the ranger's area in Lfay. You will need SoW to get him, as he has SoW, and it is best to chase him down while camoed. You can solo him around 32-33 for sure, but he has SoW, a damage shield and other buffs on, and will cast your tail off if you try and kite him. Best advice is to DoT him, go in swinging and snare when he runs. You will need a group for Meldrath, period. Our tactic was, I (34 ranger), went in camoed to survey. Backed away from Meldrath and two guards, cast GR on strongest mino and ran to exit. Before I hit exit, Meldrath had slowed, feared twice, dispelled twice and hit a DoT on me. MR was 44 but nothing was resisted. I died at exit, other ranger (49) and druid (27) cleaned up Meldrath and guard. Other mino never showed up. A full group should go in camoed, surround Meldrath in cave and pummel him down. Then take care of guards. You can camp there if necessary for another kill and get Meldrath before buffs are on and pet is summoned. Get rid of SoW and WALK, so fear is not as effective, then RUN back to fight when fear wears off. Pulling Meldrath will get him, but you will probably sacrifice one member of group, seen it happen 4 times, including my own. If Hero is up, you will want to take it out first and alone. If he joins the fight, youre in big trouble. Good Hunting!

Antoli Strongbow
Karana Server
RE: Quest completed
# Apr 01 2002 at 7:53 AM Rating: Default
SoW or walk shouldnt make a difference.

As you always walk at a certain speed when feared... try beeing so encumbered so that you cant walk and have someone fear you... you will walk... :)

Edited, Mon Apr 1 07:49:34 2002
RE: Quest completed
# Jun 12 2002 at 7:57 AM Rating: Default
OK. What does snaring do, it slows the creature down. What does a necro do? He casts a snare spell and then fear, which slows him down. If they don't snare it, it runs away much faster. Haven't you ever played a necro or an sk?
RE: Quest completed
# Jun 17 2002 at 2:20 AM Rating: Decent
Still, the movement rate for feared characters ( Not NPCs, mind you ) is identical/standardized, regardless of SoW, SoE, Snare or Treeform...whatever - you simply move at identical speed if feared. Its one of the many big differences between effects on NPCs and PCs.... like, lesser damage on PCs, non-LoS restircted castibg for NPCs, you name it. Have you ever played at high levels where NPCs actually fear you ?




RE: Quest completed
# Mar 30 2003 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent


Edited, Sun Mar 30 20:33:50 2003
Skull of Meldrath The Malignant
# Feb 19 2002 at 6:29 PM Rating: Default
Hello Here is my Story ..

I am a lvl 49 Druid who is hopelessly addicted to Trade Skills woot a master in all I can.

I found a guide for tinkering so I though I will go to Steamfont and learn to TINKER..

I get to the winmill and the merchants con Apprehensive.

/ooc How do I raise faction with gnomes ?
/ooc You have to kill minotaurs :p Goodluck
/ooc Thankyou your so Kind.

So I pull out the maps and head to mino cave.
Walk in kill kill kill Greens easy not looking at maps anymore coz on trak all green.

Follow the tunnels im sort of lost now when BANG BANG BANG im half dead Meldrath The Malignant and 2 Minotaur guards are kicking my *****

Thanks to SOW im out of range in a jiffy OUTSIDE where its safe.

Root Mino Guard run some more Root other mino guard run some more Root Meldrath The Malignant stop and apply snare and the Drifting death Dot move back to first mino apply DOT and snare and so on with the last mino and sit away from them and watch them COOK.

I had to heal my self 3 times as Meldrath The Malignant casts on you and fears you.

But I killed all 3 with 10% mana left only loot I got was Skull of Meldrath The Malignant.

After all this killing I go back and con the merchants DAM APPREHENSIVE STILL what a waste of 30 mins lol ...

Question I have can you dual quest this item as I have a few rangers in our guild who could possibly use this item..

Sanyareena Soulsister
JCOS Legion of Divine Fate
Karrana Server
RE: Skull of Meldrath The Malignant
# Apr 09 2002 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
umm why multi quest it? since when are any mid level quest armors no drop? and being a druid(im guessing this quest comes from a ranger..) any ranger should be AT LEAST indif to you, prolly better. just get your ranger buddy to buy you the rubies...go track down thistle whoever and whamo.
ivy etched tunic for your good ol ranger buddy =)~
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 19 2002 at 6:22 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hate to Burst your bubble the tree hugger.But you will never learn to tinker.Spend less time tree hugging and more time ready and you would realize Gnomes are only race that can tinker.And since you stated you were a Druid ,I know for a fact your not a Gnome.
RE: Skull of Meldrath The Malignant
# Apr 29 2002 at 8:18 AM Rating: Default
Other races CAN tinker, but their skill will never go up in it =)

GNOMERCY!
RE: Skull of Meldrath The Malignant
# Jun 03 2002 at 12:34 PM Rating: Default
I could have sworn it was you could raise your tinkering to 50 if you were not a gnome.
RE: Skull of Meldrath The Malignant
# Feb 21 2002 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
Good question, but with all the other multi-questing going on, I don't see why you couldn't. At the very least, try. ;) Just my 2cp...
Whats Better
# Jan 25 2002 at 4:22 PM Rating: Default
Whats better Ivy Etched Tunic or Ry'gorr Battle Mail.
DONT REMEMBER!
# Jan 04 2002 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
I DONT REMEMBER?
Who do i give stuff to Gandari chick or Leaf Falldim?
don't turn it in to Leaf Faldim
# Dec 25 2001 at 2:08 AM Rating: Default
I turned it in to leaf faldim and i lost 2 rubies whihc cost 160pp each and the whole quest items so dun turn it in to leaf faldim
Finally
# Dec 17 2001 at 4:22 PM Rating: Default
Well I thought I would post a little information on how we obtained the items for the ivy BP (I know others have but this is just another way that we did it). First off a very kind Level 50 ranger and me, a level 27 ranger took off to Steamfront in search of the evil Meldrath and his cronies. The High level ranger ran into the mino caves to draw out the pet to lead it to the guards, problem was that once killed by the guards good old Meldrath summoned another so time for a new tactic. (Oh by the way I was waiting outside while all this was happening).

The best way we found to do it was for the high level ranger to pull the mino guards out to me where I would then take them to the guards (stopping them helping Meldrath). He would wait in the room that Meldrath spaws in (after leading him to the guards the first time because there were to many adds to handle him), and as soon as he spawned hit him with all he had. This made it easier because Meldrath did not have time to summon a pet or put up his damage shield (which can hurt a duel wielding ranger). The lev 50 ranger would make short work of the little bugger, using about 80m. So after three kills we got two skulls, then off to get Thistle Underbush.

Now this is one fast little runt!! Without SOW no way can you catch him, or snare to stop him running. He was pretty easy to kill with a lev 50 and lev 27 ranger so no need for any tactics there. We were lucky enough to get the ivy cords as well on first kill. Hehe one tip however, donít stand around congratulating yourself for a job well done :-), other wise you may find a Brownie scout hitting you :-). Two deaths (mine, oh ding 26 :-)) later and a lost corpse, then the death of the lev 50 ranger to that damn corrupt horse while trying to lead it away from me to get my corpse, we had all the items. Thankyou to the brave Ranger for his heroic efforts and helping me to obtain the ivy BP I will wear it with pride. Now just off to get the rubies. Hope this little info helps all the budding rangers out there.

Cheers

Saamdel 26 Seasons
RE: Finally
# Apr 02 2002 at 2:48 AM Rating: Default
i got hted by that gay *** horse twice i didnt really notice it, why all the tactics with a lv 50 ranger... cant u just run in there beat the **** out of him and leave, thats what i did
RE: Finally
# Jan 06 2002 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
Meldrath is EASY, i just ran in and killed him and some minos in a row, BUT the way to success is just to get resist magic or similar, some stuns dont hurt as well.
So all ya lil rangers should just get a well balanced group and he shouldnt be the prob :)

Daramar Arcanefist
52 Paladin of Mithaniel Marr
RE: Finally
# Dec 21 2001 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
Ah, some useful information about the quest at last :-) was wondering how in the heck I was going to take on Meldrath... oh well I guess I better call in some favours from my 52 gnome mage buddy :-)
Who to turn it in to
# Nov 07 2001 at 12:38 PM Rating: Good
you turn it into a VERY mean lady!! (actually i gave her the wrong rune, so i lost out on time and money *kicks himself*)

she is located in Kithicor, at the ranger outpost. (loc is roughly - p1500, p1600).

her name begins with a G, like Galenda or soemthing, and she hands out all the Ivy Quest stuff.

Hail her, and she asks about are you interested in something. say i am interested. she comes up with a list of Ivy bracer, tunic, sleeves, and helmet. then you say something like i am interested in [insert bracer, tunic, sleeves or helmet here].

she then says i dont mess around. i demand blah blah blah and you will get [insert item here].

i messed it up and lost two rubies plus time =( gave out the wrong rune. doh!
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