Send the Message  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
    Quest Items:
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    Related Creatures:
    Era:Seeds of Destruction
    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
    Appropriate Races:
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    Entered: Tue Oct 14 06:45:55 2008
    Modified: Thu Nov 13 22:36:05 2014
    Fripp Darkpaw may be found at the gnoll camp at 716.93, 898.01, 42.17.

    You say, 'Hail, Fripp Darkpaw'

    Fripp Darkpaw sniffs the air and emits a low growl of warning. 'What you want? Darkpaw have own [problems] here. No need you make more! Bark!'

    You say, 'Problems?'

    Fripp Darkpaw paws at the ground in front of you. '[Blackburrow] always messing with Darkpaw. Yap Yap!'

    You say, 'Blackburrow?'

    Fripp Darkpaw lowers his head and growls again. 'Blackburrow gnolls sneak into Darkpaw village. [Steal] things. Hurt Darkpaw. Bark! Darkpaw fight but they strong! Darkpaw need [help] against Blackburrow. Yip!'

    You say, 'Help?'

    Fripp Darkpaw says 'Bayle promise Darkpaw help, but Bayle lie. Bark! Maybe you lie too! Yip! You help Darkpaw? Maybe you be friend to Darkpaw. Blackburrow gnolls kill brother of Fripp. Maybe you send [message] to Blackburrow. No mess with Darkpaw. Yap!'

    You say, 'I will send the message to Blackburrow.'

    Fripp Darkpaw says 'Yip! You send message to Blackburrow. Darkpaw not weak gnoll. Mess with Darkpaw and we get angry. Yip! Fight back! No more nice gnoll! Bark!'

    You have been assigned the task 'Send the Message'.

    Fripp is very upset with the Blackburrow clan of gnolls and seeks revenge for the slaying of his brother. He has charged you with sending a message to the Blackburrow gnolls that the Darkpaw are not weak. He wants you to kill a prominent member of the Blackburrow clan along with several underlings.

    Kill a prominent member of the Blackburrow clan and loot his finger. 0/1 (Old Blackburrow)

    Most (all?) Blackburrow named gnolls drop their fingers (six at a time). Some of the named:

    Bloodreaper Veschtar (wanders near -65, 220)
    Brewmaster Drachty (-90, +450, -153, PH is an enraged gnoll brewmaster)
    Fleshsmith Raxtonar (215, -357, -17)
    Garght The Angry (-355, 650, -149)
    High Commander Xantheos (-65, -450, -27)
    High Shaman Lo`Eszch (-84, 444, 152)
    Larq the Butcher (wanders near +340, +340, -142, hallways to the northwest, PH is an enraged gnoll butcher)
    Slavemaster Raouk (-30, 650)
    Snake Handler Graxos (+200, +135, -100, in the pit, PH is an enraged snake handler)

    Looting a Severed Gnoll Finger updates this step (meaning you don't actually have to get the kill credit on the named).

    Kill several of the gnolls within Blackburrow 0/10 (Old Blackburrow)

    Any non-named gnoll counts towards this step. Note the Wrext Mal gnolls do not count.

    Deliver the Severed Gnoll Finger to Fripp 0/1 (Oceangreen Hills)

    Your task 'Send the Message' has been updated.

    You almost detect a smile from Fripp as you tell him how his 'message' was delivered to the Blackburrow clan. His face seems to ease and he no longer appears quite so upset. You get the idea there is more to this clan feud than Fripp is telling you.

    Your faction standing with Cirtan, Bayle's Herald got better.

    Crest Center Upper Field Frame
    60 Chronobines
    Faction with Cirtan, Bayle's Herald.
    Submitted by: Bonzz, Knights of Truth, Bertoxxulous
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    its totally random
    # Dec 14 2019 at 7:29 PM Rating: Default
    96 posts
    I'm going back through and playing some of the lore of the game for fun. First time in zone I got it killing first named mob. Later i realized i'd missed getting it on one of my boxes. Had to go back 8(. I tried several times the "engage with the the quest character" 4 or 5 named later no finger. rounded a courner on my main who didnt have the quest and ran into the brewmaster. DID NOT HAVE THE QUEST got the finger anyway.
    Factions Adjusted
    # Jun 28 2015 at 5:02 PM Rating: Good
    76 posts
    Claiming reward -
    Citran, Bayle's Herald +47
    # Nov 12 2014 at 10:57 PM Rating: Good
    19 posts
    One now only needs to kill 10 instead of 12 Blackburrow gnolls... LOC for Fleshsmith Raxtonar is 215, -357, -176
    only one had the task
    # Apr 06 2012 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
    654 posts
    He aggroed on us - my wiz had the task- not sure who he aggroed on because 2 of us had x on us -- but please note- he dropped not one fingerbone, but 6 of them
    Success comes when preparation meets opportunity -- and EQ is no exception.
    Finger Drops
    # Dec 28 2009 at 4:47 PM Rating: Good
    2,453 posts
    I don't know what the correct method is but when a friend spent hours trying to do this task, he got nothing. I suggested that all in his group have the task, much like Fripp's other task, "What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Gnolls," is difficult without all having that task. His next kill yielded the fingers. My suggestion is for all to get this task. If nothing else, easy experience and chronobines.
    Just bad RNG I'd say
    # Sep 05 2009 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent
    Like mtgtnt said here, all these nameds will drop fingers... everytime matter of fact... just MAKE SURE..... who ever is the first to aggro the named, HAS the 'Send the Message' task.
    When mob is aggroed, system does a check to see if aggro'er has task and if fingers should be in the loot. If person tagging mob has NO task...check says, hey this guy doesnt need fingers so they wont be in my loot.

    This isn't true. I spent about an hour camping Bloodreaper Veschtar and Fleshsmith Raxtonar. Got three spawns. First two didn't drop it, but third one did. All three times they weren't aggroed by the one person with the task. Got the finger anyway.
    # Aug 03 2009 at 10:17 PM Rating: Good
    Like mtgtnt said here, all these nameds will drop fingers... everytime matter of fact... just MAKE SURE..... who ever is the first to aggro the named, HAS the 'Send the Message' task.
    When mob is aggroed, system does a check to see if aggro'er has task and if fingers should be in the loot. If person tagging mob has NO task...check says, hey this guy doesnt need fingers so they wont be in my loot.
    Fight smarter not harder.
    # Sep 02 2009 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
    I confirmed this the hard way......First to aggro must have task and you will get your fingers every time...
    No Fingers
    # Aug 01 2009 at 12:25 AM Rating: Decent
    42 posts
    Just finished killing 5 named over a few hours.
    Brewmaster Drachty, Fleshsmith Raxtonar, Garght The Angry, Slavemaster Raouk and Snake Handler Graxos. Not a single freaking finger. Nada, none. What a waste of time.
    Faereanna Dementia
    Master Artisian Enchanter
    Maelin (formally of Rallos Zek)
    No Fingers
    # Aug 01 2009 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
    The first person to aggro a named MUST have this task or it will not drop the fingers. This is the same for the "What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Gnolls?" task.
    Just completed
    # May 16 2009 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
    As of May 16, 2009, here is what I found. I killed Garght The Angry. I had 4 players and 2 mercs in group. All 4 players had the task Send the Message. When the named died, he dropped six (6) severed gnoll fingers.

    Edit: If you're like me and a bit slow with locs in a get to this named, head down like your going to the ledge camp. There are two bridges you would cross in order to get there. After the first one, right in front of you is a mob under a little structure. That is the PH for the named. He is straight in as you come off the first bridge. There are 3 other mobs in the immediate area of the named. I know the only one you can't see will NOT agro on pulling the named spot. I monk-mezzed the other two, so don't really know if they would have agro'd or not.

    Hope this helps!

    Edited, May 16th 2009 8:55am by Kikarez
    Don't do what I did!
    # May 05 2009 at 2:06 AM Rating: Good
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    On a previous task in here with someone else we killed a named and I looted the finger and thought nothing more about, just banked it, meant to check what it was for and forgot. When I got this mission cleared the 12 Gnolls, then went to hunt a random named.

    I triped across the Brewmaster, and cleared the 4 or 5 gnolls around him easily enough, all single pulls ... took him down no trouble(81 Mage + merc). Well of course I couldn't loot the finger becasue I already had one tucked in the bank!.

    After thinking about, (and figuring I had gotten really lucky with finding this guy so easily and all), it I had no choice but to gate back to PoK destroy the finger and run back for it.

    Thankfully I made it back in time, and only one gnoll re-popped on me :)
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    # Apr 16 2009 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
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    The location given for Brewmaster Drachty is incorrect - correct location is -90, +450, -153, to the North West area, down close to the bottom level. PH is an enraged gnoll brewmaster.

    Snake Handler Graxos is found in the pit at location +200, +135, -100. PH is an enraged snake handler.

    Larq the Butcher also drops the Severed Fingers - roams the hallways to the North West - around location +340, +340, -142. PH is an enraged gnoll butcher.
    Shadriel Valshara'Slyan - DE Cleric (EQ)
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    need quest
    # Apr 07 2009 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
    60 posts
    i cant say anything for sure but i killed over 20 named without quest then when i got quest then the fingers dropped from 2 named in a row... so it appears you need quest before the fingers with drop like with the lurker bag.. good luck to all those doing quest!
    Larq the Butcher
    # Mar 15 2009 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
    confirmed today, Larq the Butcher drops the Severed Gnoll Finger also.
    Snake Handler
    # Feb 27 2009 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
    54 posts
    He spawns in the snakepit and roams around. He is found about /loc 282.43, 134.69, -70.10

    For those not loc savvy like me, the yellow layer of the map (if you use mapfiend), NW cornerof that portion. Area looks kinda like an oval.

    Edited, Mar 14th 2009 4:16pm by Redmace
    The Drunken Dwarven Cleric of Underfoot
    Snake Handler
    # Apr 12 2009 at 6:12 PM Rating: Default
    292 posts
    We have killed the Snake Handler Graxos three times and not any gnoll fingers dropped for us. At least 2 in the group had Send The Message task. Any ideas what we doing wrong or are we just unlucky????
    Snake Handler
    # Apr 12 2009 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
    54 posts
    They do drop, it just doesn't always do it. Its not a 100% drop from any of the nameds. It may take a few tries to get them.
    The Drunken Dwarven Cleric of Underfoot
    Snake Handler
    # Mar 24 2009 at 9:05 PM Rating: Default
    Confirmed they droped from him first kill
    Get into Blackburrow
    # Jan 11 2009 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
    3 posts
    FYI you need the task Summery Execution to access the Zone. Get the quest from Bracka Darkpaw, located near Fripp Darkpaw.

    Catus Fidelis
    Luclin Server
    Possible Bug on the Fingers
    # Jan 01 2009 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
    50 posts
    I think this item is currently bugged:

    The best way to get one is in a full group. I killed about 8 named who are listed as finger-droppers with no luck, having druid+warrior+2 mercs (druid having the task).

    I added another friend to fill the group, all 3 non-mercs got the Send the Message task, and the first name we killed dropped the 6 fingers.

    My guess is that b/c it drops one each for a full group, it's bugged and only drops fingers if you have a full group (mercs included)
    Possible Bug on the Fingers
    # Feb 06 2009 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
    Sounds to me that the fingers are like the supplies that drop from the gnoll that everyone in the group must have the task in order for them to drop. I haven't confirmed this..but it makes sense given the mechanic of the lurkers.
    Possible Bug on the Fingers
    # Mar 12 2009 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
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    I can confirm you don't need a full group, and everybody in the group does not need the quest to get the fingers.

    A buddy of mine and I (with tank and healer mercs) killed Bloodreaper Veschtar today, he had the quest, and I did not (having previously completed this).

    My buddy pulled, did the first point of damage, and checked the body first and the fingers dropped.

    It's possible that one or more of the 3 actions above causes the fingers to drop if done by somebody who has the quest.

    # Dec 23 2008 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
    31 posts
    He spawns in the (duh) snake pit.
    /loc is 203.00 x 168.19 x -98.80

    Sees thru Improved IvU and Improved Invis, be ye warned.

    Good Hunting!
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    Slavemaster Raouk Location
    # Nov 17 2008 at 12:39 PM Rating: Good
    14 posts
    Raouk spawns on the platform where you find Guard Ellery.. approx -30 +650.. just go over the bridge past garght the angry's spawn point.. and you see the 4 slaver gnolls up there.. keep killing them and Raouk will spawn.

    It's quite a good respawn timer on the gnolls.. so once you clear garght's area, you can move up the bridge and clear Raouk's too.. then back down etc.. double your chances of a spawn
    Slavemaster Raouk Location
    # Dec 22 2008 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
    Triple them by killing an enraged gnoll brewmaster on the ledge due east and below Ellery to try to spawn Brewmaster Drachty. A paladin, enchanter, druid, beastlord and cleric managed to keep that triangle cleared without any trouble at all.

    Unfortunately, I've killed many of the names (including at least one of each of the three mentioned), and never gotten any fingers to drop. I apparently have hideous luck...
    Where is Veschtar
    # Nov 16 2008 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
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    Bloodreaper Veschtar also drops the fingers and Ring of the Reaper. He wanders near neg 65 pos 22

    Can you give me more information? I've been all over that place and can't find this guy. More than 40 hours in there and have found most rares. I assume it's the wandering Wrext but his loc isn't right. Z location would be helpful or just other general location info. Thanks !

    Edited, Nov 16th 2008 10:52pm by Neolithicx
    Where is Veschtar
    # Nov 19 2008 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
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    We were killing the gnolls Wrext gnolls after dropping down from ground level. We went to the bottom, killed the gnoll on the little dock there, killed the Wrext to the right to give us some pulling room. Pulled Wrext from the other side of the dock, just have to watch if they fall/path into the water off the ledge. Veschtar roamed into the open area we were pulling. I don't have a loc, but drop down the pit and face the dock with a door directly behind it. He roamed into the open area to the left of the dock.

    Also dropped from Slavemaster Roauks
    # Nov 16 2008 at 12:09 AM Rating: Excellent
    40 posts
    Slavemaster Roauks too - he spawns right by Guard Ellery for the Run to Daylight task. If you are trying to get a finger solo, you might check for Roauaks corpse there since groups often kill him before taking Ellery out. I was in a group that tracked him, and when we got there he was up + there was a corpse of his lying there as well - plenty of fingers for everyone!
    finger bone
    # Nov 13 2008 at 1:20 PM Rating: Good
    301 posts
    fingerbone also dropped from High Commander Xantheos -65, -450, -27
    snake handler graxos
    # Nov 09 2008 at 8:15 PM Rating: Good
    27 posts
    snake handler graxos also drops severed gnoll fingers. dropped 6 for us tonight.

    Edited, Nov 9th 2008 11:17pm by greebmushroome
    quest drops
    # Nov 07 2008 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
    90 posts
    seems like all gnoll named drops fingers

    not 100% sure but i got the idea from SoD quest stuff
    not sure did others found out this yet
    most SoD quests follows EQ2 path
    if you have quest , it will drop the quest piece
    and if you don't have quest and aggro it , won't drop
    tried on Lurker for old BB access and named in old BB which drops finger

    "Let the Rogue Have it, He'll keep it safe"
    85 Rogue of Fennin Ro
    Another named.
    # Nov 06 2008 at 4:31 PM Rating: Good
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    Bloodreaper Veschtar also drops the fingers and Ring of the Reaper. He wanders near neg 65 pos 220.
    Enlightened Jhereg, 105th Monk, <Celestial Navigators>, Maelin server
    Vanidor Silverbranch, 92nd Wizard, <Celestial Navigators>, Maelin server
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