Staff of Temperate Flux  

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Time:4 hours
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Faction Required:
Temple of Solusek Ro (Min: Indifferent)
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Thu Jan 25 21:37:48 2001
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
Gardern is on a balcony at +425, -70, +19, near the spell vendors.

You say, 'Hail, Gardern'

Gardern says 'I am Gardern, listed among the chosen of Solusek Ro. I hold the [lore to the staff] of Temperate Flux and the [lore] to the Weeping [Wand] - items which are highly coveted by my wizardly brethren.'

You say, 'What lore to the staff?'

Gardern says 'The staff of Temperate Flux is a boon to those who dabble in the elemental arts, for it can increase the susceptibility of a creature to both fire and cold. Are you [interested] in the [staff]?'

You say, 'I am interested in the staff.'

Gardern says 'I will craft you a staff of Temperate Flux, but you must bring me the components I require to make it. I will need a heart of fire from an inferno goblin wizard in the caverns of Solusek, a heart of frost from a goblin wizard in the caverns of Permafrost, a rod of bone from a stone skeleton by the shores of Lake Rathe and a Staff of Ro. Bring me these items, and I will make you your staff.'

Gardern needs the following items:

Heart of Fire (from Inferno Goblin Wizard in Solusek's Eye)
Heart of Frost (from Goblin Wizard in Permafrost)
Rod of Bone (from Stone Skeleton by the shores of Lake Rathetear)
Darkwood Staff (obtained from Romar Sunto through a side quest)

Hand in the four items:

Gardern says 'Well done, ______ - here is the staff of Temperate Flux. Use it with the blessings of the Temple of Solusek Ro.'

You gain experience!!

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TLP (Mischief)
# Jul 17 2021 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
47 posts
I did the quest on a 58 Iksar Shadow Knight who got into indifferent faction from one, 3pp hand-in to the Erudite in South Ro (name escapes me, not hard to look up)

Handed in the Lambent Stone for the Darkwood Staff, then ran to Gardern and did the quest without any sort of prior Hailing or dialog tags.

(Dated: 2021-July-17, Kunark era on TLP)
Got the staff anyway
# Jun 22 2017 at 9:24 AM Rating: Good
401 posts
At indifferent faction he gave me the text. Seeing interested and staff in separate links, I did that but got no response. I then created my own response saying, "I am interested in the staff." This too receive no response. Boldly, I gave to him the four items anyway; the award trumpets sound, the item plunks into my inventory and I get the other automated rewards (experience and faction adjustments -- +10 with Temple of Sol Ro and -1 with Shadowed Men).
Faction and stuff
# Oct 01 2016 at 2:05 AM Rating: Excellent
GBATE!! Never saw it coming
9,942 posts
Did this just now on FV (no wiz good enough on Phinney Smiley: frown) at indifferent (Agnostic Gnome).

Faction Hits:

Temple of Sol Ro +10
Shadowed Men -1

ALSO: You must say "I am interested in the staff". (responding to questerr 9 months late.Smiley: grin

Edited, Oct 1st 2016 2:09am by Bijou
remorajunbao wrote:
One day I'm going to fly to Canada and open the curtains in your office.

Faction and stuff
# Oct 01 2016 at 5:10 AM Rating: Excellent
4,580 posts
Friar Bijou wrote:
Did this just now on FV (no wiz good enough on Phinney Smiley: frown) at indifferent (Agnostic Gnome).

Faction Hits:

Temple of Sol Ro +10
Shadowed Men -1

ALSO: You must say "I am interested in the staff". (responding to questerr 9 months late.Smiley: grin

Edited, Oct 1st 2016 2:09am by Bijou

Updated, thanks!
Faction needed for staff of temperate flux
# Jan 08 2016 at 6:53 PM Rating: Excellent
6 posts
I am a 25 wiz on phinegal server. I have all the items. Garden will talk to me, but when I say" I am interested" he says nothing to me. He cons indifferent to me, and I was not invis. I hand him the 2 hearts, rod and darkwoodstaff . He gives them back and says nothing .
Faction needed for staff of temperate flux
# Sep 29 2016 at 3:56 PM Rating: Excellent
4,580 posts
questerr wrote:
I am a 25 wiz on phinegal server. I have all the items. Garden will talk to me, but when I say" I am interested" he says nothing to me. He cons indifferent to me, and I was not invis. I hand him the 2 hearts, rod and darkwoodstaff . He gives them back and says nothing .

Updated, thanks.
4 Hours?
# Feb 20 2013 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
756 posts
My sweet patoot, lol, this is EQ. Been at it for almost 11 hours now, most of that on the Heart of Fire.

EDIT: Finally, after the 67th kill, the heart..... Thrilled, no, relieved this is done.

Edited, Feb 21st 2013 9:36pm by KEC
darkwood staff
# Jan 15 2010 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
274 posts
I killed one of the keepers by the entrance and he dropped a darkwood staff. This would save finding a lambent stone. My faction in the zone did go from amiable to dubious...
Very Class speccific
# Jan 08 2007 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
Oh wellm even thought it can be cast from inventory by a Wizzy, it cant be a necro. SO much for consistancy from Sony.
Very Class speccific
# Jun 10 2007 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
Oh wellm even thought it can be cast from inventory by a Wizzy, it cant be a necro. SO much for consistancy from Sony.

How can you say it is wrong with consistance from Sony, it says clearly that it is usuable by a wizard, doh.
# Aug 24 2005 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Ok I am going to vent here a sec....I subscribe for this site...this is an old quest but still worth doing in my opinion and in the opinion of several lvl 70 wiz's I know...why is there no dialog, there is no information on this this other than what is recieved in posts.. I have been finding this more and more as a person who likes to there a better site that is kept more up to date? I will happily drop this one and join the other if it has updated information.

MQ definitely possible
# Sep 24 2004 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
Just FYI: The staff can still be MQ-ed. Yesterday, on the Server Kael Drakkal, I did the Turnins of the 3 Nodrop-Parts with my Lvl63 Necro and afterwards gave Gardern the Darkwood Staff with my Lvl 14 Wizzie who ist now prowd owner of the Staff of Temperate Flux (without being able to use it at her low level).
Faction was indifferent for the necro (Erudite) and amiable for the Wizzie (Dark Elf).
Hope that helps ;)
MQ'ing quest
# Apr 05 2004 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
After reading previous post on this quest, about MQ'ing, decided to try. Brought in my 50 ranger to collect the 2 hearts, and rod of bone. Had my 32 wizzy get the staff of ro. Talked to Garden with wizzy to start quest. Then brought in ranger to give hearts and rod to Gardern. He said something to the effect that he does'nt do things half way. Then brought on wizzy to give him staff. Once again the speech about not doing things half way. He took everything, and returned nothing. When I re-hailed Gardern, he started quest all over.
Not sure what I did wrong, but took 5 hours to get stuff, only to loose it in an instant. Would like to hear any advice as to why this did'nt work.
RE: MQ'ing quest
# Apr 07 2004 at 8:07 PM Rating: Default
150 posts
Did your ranger have the faction needed?
great item
# Mar 16 2004 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
My wizzy uses this every day she kites. No other item compares to the ease of use and the ease of obtaining this item. I MQ'd it for my wizzie at level 1. Used it every day, my main is a monk so even as a wizzy i sometimes pull for a group, how often u see the wizard pulling?
Great item, worth every minute campin the hearts.
Two Things
# Jan 29 2004 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
54 posts
As a 52 wizard, I just completed this quest today. First of all, I believe that the evil Trivial Loot Code (TLC) applies to the drops so if you are too high in level you will need an assistant to raid mode with. Secondly, there is another source for the Darkwood Staff- off of the Sol Ro keepers. I know this because I looted one that another had killed, and when I tested it on the turn-in it worked. Of course, killing keepers would damage your faction and might make the quest impossible, but I thought it should be noted.
MQ'ed on same acct.
# Jan 04 2004 at 12:40 AM Rating: Decent
I MQ'ed this for my lvl 29 wizzy with my lvl 65 cleric. I turned in the 2 hearts with the cleric and was disappointed to read the line that " We do not belive in half measures." pop up. I was like CRAP! there goes 5 hours of camping for nothing because he took both hearts. I figured what the hech, nothing to lose by trying so I logged off the cleric on to the wizzy. I turned in the Rod of bone and got the same message. I crossed my fingers and turned in the staff and POOF! it worked.
RE: MQ'ed on same acct.
# Mar 03 2004 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
I tried to MQ this for my 29 wiz yesterday, using my 43 Ranger. Unlike the above cleric didn't work for me. After I turned in both hearts and the rod of bone, I realized that my faction was apprehensive with the ranger. The quest NPC ate all three items saying "I won't aid the like of you" So when I turn in the staff with my wiz I get the no half measures messge. All 4 items now eaten. Starting over. First step, kill shadowed men until I raise faction. Ps. I've killed over 100 Shadowed Men and I'm sill apprehensive

Smote 43Ranger Tunare
Borton 28 Wizz
RE: MQ'ed on same acct.
# Mar 04 2004 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
UPDATE: You need to be at least indifferent to cleric to MQ this item. Also, in two days, no one had turned in any quest items after me, so my ranger ended up with the staff when he turned in the nodrops ahead of my wiz turning in the staff. Seems like this is little used quest now
RE: MQ'ed on same acct.
# Mar 16 2004 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
You can turn in a few copper, to reset the NPC for the MQ. I always give a few coppers to any NPC I am MQing to.

Elisaren Silverymoon
Archon of Luclin
RE: MQ'ed on same acct.
# Mar 05 2004 at 1:37 PM Rating: Default
Think again. This is still one of the MOST necessary items for a wizard to have. SO much can be done with this. Pulls, kits, etc.
Proc Level
# Apr 28 2003 at 2:28 PM Rating: Default
40 posts
What level does this proc. I just recently MQ'd it for my level 10 wizard and well level 10 is too low for the effect. Just curious.... thanks.
Sport Vandora
RE: Proc Level
# Oct 29 2003 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
222 posts
Go to page for the staff itself. Says it is effective from level 20.

Edited, Wed Oct 29 20:43:58 2003

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RE: Proc Level
# Apr 30 2003 at 9:23 PM Rating: Default
Not a proc. Is a right clickie. Must be equipped to use also not from inventory.
RE: Proc Level
# Jul 25 2003 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
Correction, this can be used from inventory. That is the beauty of the staff. It isn't going to be your primary staff, but should be a very useful hotkeyed clicky for pulling and quadding!

I use it all the time from my inventory at 52nd level.

No self-respecting Wizzy goes without it!

Edited, Fri Jul 25 13:48:51 2003
# Mar 22 2003 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
Can't be used from inv unless you are a wiz. :( 2 hours wasted.

Edited, Sat Mar 22 21:12:00 2003
RE: /cry
# Jan 12 2004 at 4:34 AM Rating: Decent
true what he says
just get some high lvl help
# Mar 07 2003 at 2:39 AM Rating: Decent
I guess im just lucky but my brother has been playing for 3 years and has a few chars 50+. Im a 13 wiz on Tallon Zek. My brother grabbed his 51 Bst. and we went on our spree. Started with what i felt was hardest to get, Heart of Fire in Sol a. No tricks just kill till inferno wiz spawns. Next to Perma for the Heart of Frost, same thing, keep your ears open listening for wizzies casting. The Rod of Bone was really easy actually. Go to lake rathe from Rathe Mountains, hang a left comin outta the zone, bam theres the stone skele camp, only 2 of em in the tower thing, but spawn time wasnt too bad. Took 3 skeles to get the rod. Btw the skeles are mages with pretty good mana. Now that was the easy part, but what WASNT mentioned is you need a lmabent stone. Easy to find off HG's in RM. Now take all your components bak to Temple of Sol Ro. Take the Lambent stone to Romar Sunto. He gives you the Darkwood staff. Take both hearts, the rod of bone and the darkwood staff to Gardern, he gives ya the Flux staff. But only being 13 I have a few more lvls to use this. Total time was 1 hour 27 min to complete the quest. Good luck, lvl strong :)

My brothers Char.'s----
Phrits <52 Monkie of Cazic-Thule>
Redraw <51 Beastlord of Cazic-Thule>

LOL my char.'s----
Kranukx <31st Ranger of the trees>
Imabard <Bard of the 28th song>
Icyheart <13th Wizzard of Solusek Ro>

--hes been in EQ a little longer then me :)
RE: just get some high lvl help
# Mar 15 2004 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
It's really not that hard, I soloed the entire quest minus the heart of fire, which I got quickly with a normal XP grp, with my 27 wizzy, now this was a while back when he was able to get virtue and kei so that helped a good bit. But still this is a fairly simple quest. Hardest part i found was soloing the skellys in Lake Rather, 2 skellys and there 2 elemental pets were quite a handful. Finally killed one and looted item, gated out with like 20 health and 30m left.
RE: just get some high lvl help
# Mar 22 2003 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
This is a fairly funny post. I imagine that many quests are made easier if you get a fifty-something friend to help you out. I wonder, though, how many people a post like this will really help.

What I have found, also, is that the effort I have had to go to just to get a group together to work on this quest is proving to be a reward unto itself. It sounds hokey, but if the quest is actually difficult to complete, the reward is valued much more.
Tracking makes quest simple
# Feb 22 2003 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
Just did this quest last night with a friend (39th Wizard and my 40th Druid). The Druid made finding the two wizard types extremely easy and really saved us quite a bit of wandering or camping. Just followed the track and looked at the map until we found the wizards. Only one of the wizards in Perma didn't drop the heart (had my 32nd Wizard along to do the quest twice). This was almost a necessity since there wasn't anyone else even in Permafrost when we got there. Use invis until you're ready to fight because although all the gobbies were green, they still aggro'd us at our levels. Of course, always OOC when you first enter the zone just in case someone can save you some time. GL :)
Higher Levels...
# Nov 26 2002 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
I don't remember what level I was when I first did this quest for myself, but I was high enough so that I could go and "pick out" the goblin wizards without aggroing the others in Perma, and actually hold a few camps in SolA.

We did most of this quest two days ago with a mage friend of mine because he wanted a good AE pulling staff. Aside from _nothing_ aggroing on us in Perma, his pet was able to take all the goblins in SolA with minor healing assistance. (Well, I AOEd a few too)

He was 44 at the time and I am 56. I guess I do not need to say that the two parts of this quest didn't have any lethal danger except for the part where we pulled a few ice giants and tried to invis to Vox' room.

BTW, the goblins in Perma have a max. of around 600 hp, and the goblins in SolA have a max. of around 700. Beware, though, that they hit very well; I actually had my HP drop down two bubbles once when I tried to AOE.

The staff makes for a _GREAT_ quad/aoe pulling item and I would rather part with my jboots (I have run2 and you need SoW while quading anyway) than it.
my 2 cents
# Nov 03 2002 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
Would just like to comment like others I had no problem getting the rod of bone, as far as the heart of fire, a group let me loot it, they killed the wizard in the throne room. The heart of frost was harder though. /ooc many times offering a 100pp to loot it. I camped the preacher room where I was told they spawn. 8 hours about to give up hope a wizard finally spawned and I finished the quest. I guess the good thing is that I killed the preacher 4 times getting 2 runed circlets. Just thought I would give my 2 cents worth

Brodicius Maximious
43 Wizard
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