Bandit Sashes  

Quest Started By:Description:
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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Money
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Apr 11 15:13:24 2001
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
At the close of Chesgard's previous quest, Temple Blankets, Tukk mentions that Chesgard offers a bounty for bandit sashes.

You say, 'What Karana bandits?'

Chesgard Sydwen says 'In the Plains of Karana can be found the [Karana bandits]. They plague our followers and dare to use the name of the Rainkeeper as a title. For this, Karana commands their deaths. I have a bounty for every returned bandit sash, collectible by members only. For clerics, Gehna has a bounty on binder spectacles.'

Upon hand-in of a Bandit Sash:

Chesgard Sydwen says 'Good work, knight! The Karana bandits have been plaguing the Rainkeeper's flock for some time. Take this as a small reward for your devotion. Continue the fight against the Karana bandits. Ahh.. I wish [Cheslin] were equally skilled.'

Your faction standing with Knights of Thunder has been adjusted by 20.
Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -20.
Your faction standing with Priests of Life has been adjusted by 15.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 15.
You gain experience!!
You receive 2 silver from Chesgard Sydwen.
You receive 8 gold from Chesgard Sydwen.

You also receive a random bronze weapon or Round Shield.
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Amount of Xp
# Jan 08 2023 at 9:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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lvl 14 Halfing Druid on Yelinak and the quest gave .254% per turn in.
Info Update
# Jun 16 2017 at 10:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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On Agnarr, as of 6/17/17, this quest works as described. Factions and rewards are also the same.
Another reward
# Nov 05 2016 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
Bronze warclub
Another reward
# Nov 06 2016 at 6:17 PM Rating: Good
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# Aug 29 2015 at 1:52 PM Rating: Good
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[Sat Apr 04 10:38:12 2015] Chesgard Sydwen says 'Good work, knight! The [Karana bandits] have been plaguing the Rainkeeper's flock for some time. Take this as a small reward for your devotion. Continue the fight against the Karana bandits. Ahh... I wish [Cheslin] were equally skilled.'
[Sat Apr 04 10:38:12 2015] Your faction standing with Knights of Thunder has been adjusted by 20.
[Sat Apr 04 10:38:12 2015] Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -20.
[Sat Apr 04 10:38:12 2015] Your faction standing with Priests of Life has been adjusted by 15.
[Sat Apr 04 10:38:12 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 15.
[Sat Apr 04 10:38:12 2015] You gain experience!!
[Sat Apr 04 10:38:12 2015] You receive 1 silver from Chesgard Sydwen.
[Sat Apr 04 10:38:12 2015] You receive 1 gold from Chesgard Sydwen.
[Sat Apr 04 10:38:12 2015] You receive 1 platinum from Chesgard Sydwen.

faction adjustments
# Feb 01 2015 at 9:42 AM Rating: Good
For each bandit sash that you turn in to Chesgard Sydwen, you receive the following faction hits:

Guards of Qeynos: +15
Knights of Thunder: +20
Priests of Life: +15
Bloodsabers: –20

-- Ainulindalex, 72 Half-Elf Bard of Qeynos, Povar server (formerly Quellious)
West Karana
# Sep 20 2009 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
I just have to say that I hunted the bandit camps in West Karana and my ratio was almost 50/50 in getting the sashes. I got at least 1 out of all the bandit camps in WK. Just my 2cp

Ponnd Skumm 56 Pally
Gassed at turn in
# Jan 08 2007 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
Bandits in West Karana (start at Innkeep Dunin as a reference) located at:

-1061.63, -11939.88, +328.52
-650.29, -13799.14, +241.31
+769.__, -11603.42, +5.21

Factions from killing the bandits/raiders/brigands in the Karanas:

Karana Bandits - lowered
Karana Residents - raised
Guards of Qeynos - raised
Highpass Guards - raised
Circle of Unseen Hands - raised (yes, that IS correct)



Didn't speak with him, just handed him the sashes...

As a level 45 Human Druid of Tunare, I conned Apprehensive.

Handed him 1 sash and got hit with a gas cloud that took me down to about 60% HP (started at 2566 HP), but received gold and silver coin and a random bronze weapon, faction, and xp... and went up to Indifferent. The gas cloud lasts about 45 seconds. Counteract Disease cannot remove the gas cloud.

Healed myself and handed in another... got the xp and faction, etc. but he hit me with another gas cloud. Took me down to 60% HP again.

Healed myself AGAIN. Same thing the 3rd time... 4th time... 5th time... 6th time... 7th time... etc.

I handed in 21 sashes and got hit with a gas cloud EVERY SINGLE TIME.

1 sash = Indifferent

7 sashes = Amiable

After all 21 sashes, still = Amiable

I'm going to get more sashes and try handing in more to see how it goes.


Handed in 21 more sashes, and didn't get hit with the gas cloud. I imagine once I hit Indifferent, I should have left and come back later so I didn't get hit.

My faction started at Amiable, and went up as follows:

8 sashes = kindly

12 sashes = warmly

1 more sash, still = warmly

Got the Temple Blankets Quest... all I said was "I am a member of Thunder" didn't go through anything else

Edited, Jan 8th 2007 10:57am by amlea

Edited, Jan 8th 2007 1:37pm by amlea

Edited, Jan 8th 2007 1:38pm by amlea

Edited, Jan 8th 2007 2:01pm by amlea
Gassed at turn in
# Apr 18 2019 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
The innkeep is Danin, not Dunin.
Bandit Sashes Quest Line (Chesgard Sydwen mainly)
# Jan 22 2006 at 3:52 AM Rating: Good
You say, 'Hail, Chesgard Sydwen'

Chesgard Sydwen says, 'May Karana guide you. Are you a [citizen of Qeynos] or a visitor?

Citizen version:

You say, 'I am a citizen of Qeynos'

Chesgard Sydwen says, 'Then I would urge you to attend daily services in the Temple of Thunder. You are a [member of Thunder], are you not? Or maybe I am mistaken and you are just lost..?'

You say, 'I am a member of Thunder'(same response if you say I am not or I am)

Chesgard Sydwen says, 'Well, friend, the Temple of Thunder has recognized and appreciates your past deeds for us. But this matter is of vital importance to us and we need more proof of your devotion to our cause.'

Non Citizen version:

You say, 'I am not a Citizen of Qeynos' (same dialogue as a citizen)

You say, 'I am lost'

Chesgard Sydwen says, 'Then study and spread the words of Karana the Rainkeeper. May all the storms in your heart be controlled by the Rainkeeper. You are young to the world just as [Cheslin] is.'

You say, 'Who is Cheslin?'

Chesgard Sydwen says, 'My son, Cheslin, is currently in training to be a Qeynos Guard. I fear it was not his calling. He is not quite in our realm of reality. He spent too many years of playing games of warriors and dragons. He will be doing his first patrols in Qeynos Hills this week. If you are near there, I would appreciate it if you would watch and see him safely through his first patrols. Tell him I sent you.'

This is everything he told me so far.

Turn in sashes at this point.

Chesgard Sydwen says, 'Good work, knight! The Karana bandits have been plaguing the Rainkeeper's flock for some time. Take this as a small reward for your devotion. Continue the fight against the Karana bandits. Ahh.. I wish [Cheslin] were equally skilled.' (same as above about cheslin)
Your faction standing with Knights of Thunder got better.
Your faction standing with Bloodsabers got worse.
Your faction standing with Priests of Life got better.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.
You gain experience!!
You receive 12 silver from Chesgard Sydwen.
You receive 10 gold from Chesgard Sydwen.
(This amount varies, but is generally the same)

The items I received:(These vary also, random item)(Turned around and sold these items to the guy right next to him and made about 100plat)
Bronze Warhammer.
Bronze Warclub.
Round Shield.
Bronze Mace.

7 turn ins took me from indifferent to amiable.
9 more got me to kindly. (total 16).
20 more got me to warmly. (total 36).
Gave 7 more still warmly. (total 43).

Now back to dialogue:
After I got to warmly.

You say, 'I am a member of Thunder.'

Chesgard Sydwen says, 'I welcome you. Karana cares for all His flock. He bestows a touch of His power upon the souls of the Clerics and Paladins of our temple. We look after His flock. Speaking of which, I require the assistance of a young paladin to [deliver provisions to needy members].'

You say, 'I will deliver provisions to needy members.

Receive: Temple Blankets
WT: 0.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
(Submitting Picture)

Chesgard Sydwen says, 'Good Show!!! Here you are, young knight. Take these blankets to any resident who desires warmth. Ask them if they are followers of Karana, then ask if they require temple blankets. Be careful, the plains are quite dangerous for a young knight.' (I would assume this means ask people in the Karana's- Not sure who to ask, but can only be one apparently since he only gives you one blanket, or maybe there are more you just have to come back and get more blankets) (You can only get one at a time, Lore Item.)

Edited, Sun Jan 22 03:15:54 2006
RE: Bandit Sashes Quest Line (Chesgard Sydwen mainly)
# Jan 22 2006 at 6:05 AM Rating: Decent
Rongol and Tukk both will take the temple blankets. They are located in West Karana towards the bottom of map around mid map. Rongol is loc: -3713, -9284, -1. Tukk is just to the west of this location.

This is the dialogue:

You say, 'Are you a follower of Karana?'

Rongol(or Tukk) says, 'Yes. I am a follower of Karana, the Rainkeeper. It is He who keeps the plains fertile.'

(Note: all four of the farmers or people, will give you the same line, but only Tukk and Rongol will answer to the next line)

You say, 'Do you want temple blankets?'

Rongol(or Tukk) says, 'With the frequent rains, I find my only need is a blanket to keep me warm during the long cold nights. Thank Karana the temple has begun to send young paladins to deliver extra blankets.'

Give the temple blankets to either Rongol or Tukk.

Rongol(or Tukk) says, 'Thank you, protector of Karana. This will be handy when the cold rushes into the valley. Allow me to offer you some provisions for your journey. And, might I add, the [Karana bandits] have begun to operate much closer to Qeynos.' (Think he just gives Iron Rations, didn't see any new food items in my backpack, I have iron rations only)
Your faction with Karana Residents got better.
Your faction with Guards of Qeynos got better.
Your faction with Priests of Life got better.
Your faction with Knights of Thunder got better.
You gain experience!!
You receive 9 copper from Rongol.

You say, 'What Karana bandits?'

Rongol says, 'The Karana bandits are rogues who operate in the plains. I have heard there are bounties for the bandits. Within the Temple of Thunder in Qeynos, Cleric Ghena offers one for bandit spectacles and Paladin Chesgard offers one for bandit sashes.'

(this is the quest before the bandit sashes, I did it backwards.)

Edited, Sun Jan 22 05:07:29 2006
RE: Bandit Sashes Quest Line (Chesgard Sydwen mainly)
# Jan 22 2006 at 5:32 AM Rating: Decent
Refer to Guard Cheslin on Bestiary for quest details for the cards.
Bandit Sashes
# Jan 22 2006 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
Ok the location of the raiders that drop the sashes and respawn quick are at loc: -4080, -1942, -60 Located in North Karana southeast of the druid circle on the shoreline.

The spawn rate is very high here, by the time I got done with the last one of the six(mind you one or two hits at 51st Pally) the first one had alrdy respawned. Getting average one sash per 8 of em killed. (8 spawn here)

Karana Bandits got worse
Karana Residents got better
Guards of Qeynos got better
Guards of Highpass got better
Circle of Unseen Hands got better

The sashes are what will give you the faction raise for Priests of Life.
Bandit Sashes
# Nov 11 2003 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
I Raised my faction with the priests of life from Apprehensive to Ally by turning in about 80 to 100 sashes. it was easy, just boring. =P

Daioni Truthseeker
47th Paladin
The Nameless
Location and Payoff
# Jul 06 2003 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
Location Neg 277 Neg 493
Loot has been 3 bronze maces and two round sheilds. Faction did not show much jump. Stayed Dubious agfter 5 hits
# May 15 2003 at 8:36 AM Rating: Default
Gaa -- Ye damme evils

Kill tem all. Ye damme Inkies is t'worse an ye Trolls is a close second. Ah would see ye wiped from t'face o fair Norrath ferever.

Ye make me sick wit yer, "Oh donna kill Bloodsabers cause ye might harm yer faction wit these evils an ruin yer chance wit this evil band." Gaa get outa here.

(hehe - ooc - have a great day otherwise)

Fayrnn (Bornag) Steelbreaker
Cleric o'Blessed Brell
52nd Season

Edited, Thu May 15 08:58:45 2003
How long?
# Mar 25 2003 at 2:05 PM Rating: Default
I am a Troll Shadowknight and the Qeynos Guards con as "ready to attack" to me. So I killed about 100-150 gnolls last night, turned in 29 gnoll fangs, turned in 29 moonstones, then went and killed bandits for an hour. I am still "ready to attack". Any idea how long it will take to raise faction one step better?
RE: How long?
# Jun 10 2005 at 7:53 AM Rating: Decent
It took me about 30 sashes to get from scowling to dubious. I'm not sure how far into scowling I was but it only took about an hour and a half to farm all the sashes.
RE: How long?
# Apr 20 2003 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
It is takes really long time to get from scowl to glare then its hard to get from glare to dub then it goes smooth till amiably(sp) then u gotta rough spot then its easy from kindly -warmly then ally is the hardest to get hope this helps
Watch out for the HG
# Feb 11 2003 at 9:57 PM Rating: Default
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Let's not forget there is a hill giant spawn in WK. It would really suck for you and your group to be all worn out with low hp and mana after a long day of bandit hunting, only to be surprised by the hg because nobody was keeping an eye out.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
chanters beware
# Oct 11 2002 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
114 posts
This is a great quest for low 10's although watch faction. I am helpin a chanter friend start her epic, and the one she needs to talk to scowls her. I came to check what faction we need to work on, and bloodsabers is what i found. This quest will lower that faction. There is an ez quest, tacklebox/tunic will raise bloodsaber faction. you can do this one in your first few lvls to get the faction up so ya don't take such a big hit if ya decide to do bandits later.
# Oct 11 2002 at 8:17 AM Rating: Default
Only the Human bandits (male and female) carry the sashes you need. The Barbarian and Half-Elf Bandits have NEVER once dropped a belt for me or any of my friends.
RE: Remember...
# Feb 11 2003 at 9:53 PM Rating: Default
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The farmers that pop at the bandit farm across from the guard tower near the crossroads also drop the sashes on occasion. Also useful to note, the half-elf bandits (male and female) are ALWAYS casters and WILL kick your azz royally with root followed by a volley of fire and lightning based spells so keep a sharp eye out for them. They also heal and buff themselves and any other bandit types you may be fighting, which is why melee type bandits frequently have strong damage shields. Also watch for brigands as there is usually one inside the house at the bandit farm and some roam all over WK and will aggro if they see one of their buddies being attacked.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
where is this
# Oct 10 2002 at 7:20 PM Rating: Default
I've seen people put West Karana and S.Karana and north....but where? Are the camps easy to find? I've never been to the Karanas.

RE: where is this
# Oct 11 2002 at 12:40 PM Rating: Default
114 posts
there is a group of about 6 that hang out behind Chief Goondas camp. There a few other camps scattered back there too, eems like if ya zone in from nk stay near the zone wall to the right and you will see a couple camps on the way to q hills
RE: where is this
# Oct 11 2002 at 10:12 AM Rating: Default
102 posts
Most of the bandit camps are marked on the EQAtlas maps of the zones. For example, the infamous Bandit Farm is number 6 on the map of Western Karanas. This is one of the more popular bandit hunting places. Typically there will be 2 bandits in the barn, 1 in the house, and 2 farmers standing between the two (The farmers are also bandits, drop sashes, etc). Every so often a bandit runs between points 6 (the farm) and 3 ( a camp on the other side of a hill), it's pretty easy to catch that one alone. There's also a place on the line between points 6 and 3 where 3 bandits spawn together.
RE: where is this
# Dec 24 2002 at 1:41 PM Rating: Default
45 posts
There are literally dozens of bandit camps in W K.
Most are in the mountains to the north. There is also the farm and the bandit roadblock camp.
I'd recommend starting with the two at the roadblock, then work your way up.
We could take 2 as a well-coordinated effort, when I was in a two-person group. I am now levl 17, and can destroy most camps by myself.
Beware the spellcasters. Two guys throwing root, healing each other, and every bandit having spiky-skin-spells just added up to a world of hurt when you are solo.
Gold teeth?
# Aug 03 2002 at 2:02 PM Rating: Default
I've been hunting bandits since I was around 12th level. I'm 20 now and they are all green except the occasional blue brigand. The sashes are the best money maker I've discovered so far. My map is scribbled over with all the camps and paths of the runners. Lately I've been finding Gold teeth. Anyone know what to do with them? (other than chew bandit food.)

Guiles Farslayer
Making the Karanas bandit at a time.
RE: Gold teeth?
# Mar 03 2003 at 9:48 AM Rating: Default
A gold Bandit tooth is used in the rainkeeper armor quest when constructing the BreastPlate. Though not hard to buy in the shops either.
RE: Gold teeth?
# Feb 11 2003 at 10:01 PM Rating: Default
1,049 posts
If you don't need the golden teeth for quests, they are also a nice loot item for lowbies. Just keep saving them up and you'll get around 5PP per stack of 20 depending on faction and charisma.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
RE: Gold teeth?
# Nov 12 2002 at 7:42 PM Rating: Default
The golden bandit teeth are a component to many of the new armor quests for new players. They seem to be required for the tunic/breastplate part for several character classes so far.
RE: Gold teeth?
# Aug 04 2002 at 10:32 AM Rating: Default
Gold Bandit Teeth are used to make one of the Arcane Order Armor items. This link gives the details.

where is he
# Jun 29 2002 at 12:40 AM Rating: Default
Where is Chesgard Sydwen...BTW
Fat Lewt
# Dec 24 2001 at 12:25 PM Rating: Default
I camped some raiders.. the spot I use no one is ever there. After an hour of killing, I had every bag slot full(and all Iwas carrying were bags) of bandit sashes. Went into town, and after turning them in and selling the bronze weaps, I had made close to 100 plat. Also, my faction went up to "Friendly".

Zanlitik SoulSlaver
24th Season Mage]
Good but...
# Dec 19 2001 at 1:36 AM Rating: Default
Ok this is a suprime quest for good chars and somewhat bad for evil/neutral ones.

First off all just plainly kiling bandits gets you folowing good factions:

Circle fo Unseen Hand (Qeynos Rogues)
Karana Residents (merchats and most NPCs in karanas)
High Pass Guards (a must for travel to HH for evil chars)
Qeynos Guards

These are VERY useable for evryone specily evil chars.

Turning in teh sahes will get you about 1-2pp per each(you get bronze wepons for them) nice chunk of XP (at lev 16 atlest) and factions.
These faction are NOT so good for evil chars. You get NEGATIVE faction with BloodSabers, so this quest is off my list as Dark Elf Sk who needs place to train in Qeynos.

Neutral chars will also suffer, as you know most agnostic races CAn visit Qeynos Catacombs unless they continialy ruisn their BloodSabers faction.

However there is another (long) way how benefite from turning sahes(cash) and getting BloodSabers faction back:

1. Turn in as many sashes as you like
2. Kill cleric Brothers and Lushin Novashin insanly many times
3. Turn in toons of Moonstone to Mcneal

And here you go:
You are aminable with both Paladins/Ckerics and BloodSabers

to fight or not to fight that tis the question
# Dec 12 2001 at 5:34 PM Rating: Default
I'm a 10 warrior looking for somwhere to fight.I faught from 7-10(they were the three longest levels ever created for me in Blackburrow I'm gettin kinda tired of those ugly gnoll faces and snouts LOL. Should i fight bandits or fight them that tis the qeustion

Edited, Wed Dec 12 17:46:45 2001
RE: to fight or not to fight that tis the question
# Mar 13 2002 at 10:50 AM Rating: Default
303 posts
I've heard other people mention something to this effect too about blackburrow. Level 10 is one of those weird levels. Being an East Antonican, I usually hit the rattlesnakes and things like that in East Commonlands. There are things for a 10 to hunt in West Karana, but they're so spread out.

If you can get into a good group, you might be able to handle the bandit farm, but occasionally a brigand pops there and creates problems for low characters.
# Nov 27 2001 at 3:54 PM Rating: Default
the raiders in the karanas do drop sashes. I went there with my level 34 warrior and wiped out the raiders near the bridge to sk and two of them droped sashes. i dont know why, but i got fine plate legs for one of the sashes and a ringmail cape the second time. is it because i play on a pvp server? anyways, for something that i got while randomly going to runnyeye, it wasnt a bad quest at all.

level 34 warrior
vallon zek pvp server (no roleplaying preffered)
humans give sashes
# Nov 13 2001 at 12:57 PM Rating: Default
I have found that it is usually the human bandits who drop the sashes. I am not sure i have ever had the barbs or casters drop one. Anyone agree/disagree to this?
RE: humans give sashes
# Dec 28 2001 at 11:09 PM Rating: Default
303 posts
I've camped the bandit farm in Karana for so long that my faction cannot go any higher with the Qeynos guards. What I found is that you only get sashes off the human bandits, the evil farmers, and the brigands. Casters and barbarians don't give any sashes.
RE: humans give sashes
# Dec 04 2001 at 8:57 AM Rating: Default
Barbarians are HUMANS... albiet the manly humans, but humans none the less.
RE: humans give sashes
# Jul 30 2002 at 8:02 PM Rating: Default
maybe so, but only the brigand gives the sash, not the other barbs,,,
Phat L00t
# Nov 06 2001 at 5:15 PM Rating: Default
This is one of the best money makers I have found. Everytime I go to North, South, or East Karana, I detour round and camp the bandit camp to fill up with sashes. My last few results (none took more than 20 minutes)
1. 9 sashes...24.7 pp
2. 11 sashes...35.2 pp
3. 10 sashes...29.2 pp

Everyone I tell this to says they never heard of it....Pass the NK and SK especially, I have never seen anyone else while killing them.
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