Giladan #1: Giladan's Assistant  

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Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
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  • Faction
  • Money
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
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    Era:House of Thule
    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
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    Entered: Wed Oct 27 02:56:24 2010
    Modified: Sun Sep 13 12:35:23 2020
    This task is the first in a series of three that begins with Giladan the Botanist at location -65, -1700, -105 in the Grounds (due east of the zone-in; just east of the central garden and next to Spensur, the Rk. III spell NPC).

    You say, 'Hail, Giladan the Botanist'

    Giladan the Botanist says 'These blasted things won't let me get any [work] done! First it's those rude [peponnites], then the arrogant [tree] things, then the buzzing [bixies], then those flea infested [dogs], and finally that awful pond scum [snake] and its offspring! It's no wonder why this once beautiful place is gone in the gutter!'

    You say, 'What work?'

    Giladan the Botanist says 'This garden used to be such a lovely place, and I've come a long way just to study the [fauna] here.'

    You say, 'What fauna?'

    Giladan the Botanist says 'I am a botanist, and there are some especially rare plants that grow here. But I've come into a bit of [trouble], so I am unable to do much of anything.'

    You say, 'What trouble?'

    Giladan the Botanist says 'It is utter chaos here! Well, at least for me! I cannot go anywhere without getting attacked by something or other. And this is why I need your [help].'

    You say, 'I will help'

    Giladan the Botanist says 'Thank you! You'll need to speak to Ikaena the Bonesmith at the mausoleum. He has information regarding one of the plants I am looking for.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Giladan's Assistant'.

    Speak to Ikaena the Bonesmith 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Ikaena the Bonesmith is found in a building in the northeastern corner of the Grounds. There are numerous bone casters and bone golems around the area, many of which see through invisibility.

    You say, 'Hail, Ikaena the Bonesmith'

    Ikaena the Bonesmith says 'Giladan is too scared to come himself? HA! That little gnome should have stayed home then! It is the Antheia Bloom [flower] you want then? '

    You say, 'I want the flower...'

    Ikaena the Bonesmith says 'Very well... But you have to do [something] for me first, since you are so... willing to help.'

    You say, 'What something is that?'

    Ikaena the Bonesmith says 'One of our golems seems to have wandered away. You must track it down and [destroy] it.'

    You say, 'Destroy it?'

    Ikaena the Bonesmith says 'Yes. It has been gone far too long for us to ever hope that it will follow orders. Kill it and bring back its bones so we can rebuild another.'

    Kill 1 Lost Golem 0/1 (The Grounds)

    You can find Lost Golem in the western part of the zone's northwestern quadrant. It hits for a max ~6,500.

    Lost Golem has been slain by _____!
    Lost Golem's corpse uses its last bit of strength to stand and fight before dying at your feet.

    Loot the Golem Bones 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Give the Golem Bones to Ikaena the Bonesmith 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Speak with Ikaena the Bonesmith 0/1 (The Grounds)

    You say, 'Hail, Ikaena the Bonesmith'

    Ikaena the Bonesmith says 'You have done what I asked, and I would tell you how to find the Antheia Bloom. But unfortunately, it is no longer here. Destroyed by those foul rotdogs! They eat them, among other things. But even that information may be of use to Giladan. Now go.'

    Speak with Giladan the Botanist 0/1 (The Grounds)

    You say, 'Hail, Giladan the Botanist'

    You've brought Giladan the information he sought.

    210 platinum
    Experience (about 1.5 AAs at Level 90 or a little less than 1 AA at Level 95)
    Faction with Dream Delvers (+10)
    13 Dream Motes
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    Some information that may help
    # May 15 2020 at 8:23 PM Rating: Good
    6 posts
    I have not seen it mentioned here but the see invis mobs appear to only be see invis while they are dark blue con or above. I noticed this as I leveled from 90 to 91 and now all the light blues do not see invis. Most notably, the golem just inside the room for this quest was initially see invis to me at 90, but now at level 91 it is light blue and does not see invis anymore.
    Some information that may help
    # Sep 13 2020 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
    2 posts
    That explains a lot. With a group of toons (all within a few levels) sometimes get aggroed going though there and it is very confusing because I check (with my main toon) if the mobs can see invis. I have not, been checking with my lowest leveled toon. Good to know.
    Dream delvers +10
    # Mar 07 2018 at 7:06 AM Rating: Good
    555 posts
    Is the faction modifier for this task
    Aanuvane Bristlecone 350 Baking, Brewing, Jewelry Making, Tailoring, Blacksmithing, Fletching, Pottery, Research, 250 Fishing
    Muertenie Petitmort Master Tinker
    Kadcea Master Alchemist
    Orelinde Master Poison Maker
    Povar via Quellious via Rodcet Nife

    Breaking up Ikeana room with tons of adds
    # Dec 18 2017 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
    14 posts
    Broke this room up. Not easy but did it myself 4box combo all 88. Warrior Enchanter Cleric Wiz + merc tank and cleric. Positioned Warrior in door to pull bone golem. Stuck enchanter into corner of room near end of the ramp leading up to it. You can then see the adds to target and Calm them. I calmed 2 on Quest guys side and 2 on other side I could see. Be quick casting. Pulled bone golem and only got 2 adds. killed them and door mob respawned. killed all 4. Moved into room and ran over to turn in for all 4, healing merc tank and mezzing with chanter while I finished turn in and hails. Not very clean but doable without a "super" group.
    xps at 95 with 7k aa
    # Oct 19 2012 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
    1,019 posts
    only .91 of an aa.
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    # Apr 30 2012 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
    54 posts
    Just completed it with an 86 / 1150 Wiz (me) + tank merc, and an 85 / 450 Mage + cleric merc. Couple notes:

    I did the initial hail by targeting Ikaena with Eye of Zomm, then running levitated to the side of the building she's in and hailing her from outside. We timed it so I got CoTH right after the hail.

    The Lost Golem (yellow con at 86) was no harder than any other yellow con in the zone. It does not see invis, and we fought it where it stood. Only real problem is there are two roaming cubes that do path by the golem. We timed it right and were able to burn the Golem before they pathed back.

    For the turnin, the Windcloak definitely works. I ended up buying one in the bazaar since it seems to be a rare summon from the Cauldron spell. Only problem is that even standing behind her in the corner, as far away from the KOS mobs as possible, you will get aggro as soon as you drop invis to do the turnin. With 38K HP + rune, I had just enough time to hand in the bones and hit "give," but couldn't react quickly enough afterwards to get off an instant-cast evac. A non-silk class would have better luck obviously, and could use one of the instant-cast gate items that seems to be a common summon from the same Cauldron spell.

    Given the respawn time in the zone (5 minutes or so), the group you'd need to clear to Ikaena would need to be pretty substantial.

    Anyway, hope that helps.

    Endaar Flaashpoint
    Wizard of Karana

    Endaar Flaashpoint, Wizard of Karana
    Current member of Ring of Valor, Bristlebane
    Guild history, for the old timers:
    Founder, The Valorous (Karana)
    Officer, Harbingers (Karana)
    Officer, Evolution of Faith (The Rathe)
    Officer, Legend of Marr (The Rathe)
    Officer, Battle Cry (The Rathe)
    Golem Bone turn-in
    # Jun 01 2011 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
    50 posts
    Boxed it. Warrior stood out in the breezeway, with other chars behind him, popped fortitude and tagged the golem in front of the door. The whole room came along with him to beat on the war. Chanter cast beam of slumber and mezzed the whole pile of mobs. Ranger ran in and did the turn in, then came back out. Chanter cast Beguiler's Banishment and pushed the whole group back into the room where it deaggro'd. Waited for rest state to kick in and clicked back to my campfire next to Giladan before the breezeway mob even repopped.

    Edited, Jun 2nd 2011 6:24am by Tegerwen
    can do with pet diversion
    # Mar 28 2011 at 9:06 PM Rating: Good
    55 posts
    No divine aura/harmshield, no AE mez, FD puller... no problem... okay.. so i have a mage and a shaman trying to get the first hail. Levitate, invis and run to the roof of the building. Mage goes out and shaman stays on the roof. Target a mob inside building and sent a low level pet to attack inside and then run away. Mobs train out... shaman sneaks in from the roof and do your thing. Mage gates, shaman runs to a safe spot (the ramp will do). Did the same using shaman pet... and this time the mage sneaking in. watch out for the casters since they stop and cast and may still be within agro range as you sneak in the building.
    # Dec 16 2010 at 1:53 PM Rating: Excellent
    173 posts
    210p 0g 0s 0c

    13 Dream Motes

    And about 2.5 AA's (at level 88 and over 2500 AA's)

    Edited, Dec 16th 2010 2:54pm by Umbraeques
    Easiest way to do this quest
    # Nov 11 2010 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
    53 posts
    My group was a stuck on the hailing part of this quest since there is a ton of mobs in and around the building where you need to be. We tried clearing but respawn appears to be 5 mins in the zone? We even tried to train them out, but the best idea was to use the Mage Summoned and that gives you invis to both types of invis for 1 min. That worked like a charm. You need a mage that has their Cauldron spell to summon one for you. =)

    Kshipper Master Mage
    Easiest way to do this quest
    # Jun 02 2011 at 4:27 AM Rating: Decent
    50 posts
    You can stand by the other quest npc in the breezeway area outside and target Ikaena by typing /tar Ika....then just hail her. It works through the wall, no problem.

    Edited, Jun 2nd 2011 6:29am by Tegerwen
    Easiest way to do this quest
    # Jan 05 2016 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
    7 posts
    This works. Just stand outside of wall and target. No worries.
    Easiest way to do this quest
    # Nov 17 2010 at 7:35 AM Rating: Good
    1,308 posts
    Or you can just pop an Eye of Zomm if you have the clicky and do it that way.

    Edit - hit Harmshield, run in, give bones, run out, feign. Good to go.

    Edited, Nov 20th 2010 8:48am by Bonesmasher
    Bonesmasher/95 Nec
    Craseon/95 War
    Hyrax/95 Enc

    Closing dialogue
    # Nov 02 2010 at 11:34 PM Rating: Excellent
    27 posts
    You say, 'Hail, Giladan the Botanist'

    You've brought Giladan the information he sought.

    Kind of boring closing dialogue, but that's it.

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