Hogcaller's Inn  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Money
Faction Required:
Steel Warriors (Min: Amiable)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
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Group Size:Solo
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Thu Apr 26 14:41:56 2001
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
Plagus Ladeson is located in the warrior's guild, below the Arena.

You say, 'Hail, Plagus Ladeson'
Plagus Ladeson says 'Greetings, your name, and welcome to the bunker. Are you a [new warrior] or a [veteran]?'

You say, 'new warrior'
Plagus Ladeson says 'Good to know you chose the bunker to train you. It is the home of the Steel Warriors. We find our inner strengths grow through battles and other noble deeds. Do you [seek deeds] or [crave battle] ?'

You say, 'seek deeds'
Plagus Ladeson says 'It may not be a fray, but who ever said we Steel Warriors are nothing but brawn? Recently, there have been reports of frequent visits by dark elves to the Hog Caller's Inn here in Freeport. Go speak with Lady Shae. Tell her the [Steel Warriors sent you]. We cannot rely on the Freeport Militia to look into such matters. They are probably involved. Bring me any clues you find.'

Lady Shae is inside Hogcaller's inn in West Freeport.

You say, 'The Steel Warriors sent me'
Lady Shae says 'Thank you for checking into this matter. I told the militia, but they just ignored me. It appears the dark elves keep coming in and leaving mail for Shintl Lowbrew. Before I tell you more, could you please buy me a white wine?'

Lady Shae says, 'Thank you. Pandos has been telling me to try white wine forever. I mostly only drink red wine. Pardon me for getting off track. Anyway, it is a good thing you showed up. The lady in room two has been receiving mail from a dark elf. You [need the mail for room two]. The innkeeper usually holds it for the guests.'
Your faction standing with Emerald Warriors has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Indigo Brotherhood has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Felwithe has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Kelethin Merchants has been adjusted by 1.

The innkeeper is Swin Blackeye who just sold you the wine.

You say, 'I need the mail for room two'
Swin Blackeye says 'Hmmph ! If you're here to get the mail for room two, you'll need to show me the room key.'

Shintl Lowbrew, a female halfling, is usually inside room #2 on the second floor of the inn. Once in a while, she gets down to check her mail, leaving her room key on the floor. Pick the key. In case she doesn't; you may also kill her to get her key (then don't forget to loot her head too).

Give the key to Swin Blackeye .

Swin Blackeye says 'Here you go, then...'

You get a Sealed Letter.

Go back to Plagus Ladeson in East Freeport and hand him the letter.

Plagus Ladeson says 'Oh my! Opal? She is providing these agents of Neriak with information regarding the academy's secrets?! I cannot tell Cain about this. He will be furious. Show this to Toala. She will know what to do.'

Toala is located inside another room of the warrior's guild.

Toala Nehron says 'Why, that little trollop! What is she up to? Cain will never believe this! She must be in league with some faction of the dark elves, but why? Neither the Academy of Arcane Science nor Cain will believe this note. I will see what I can do. As for you, I command you to kill this Shintl and her dark elf courier! Put their heads into this box and combine them. We shall cut the link. Bring me her head.'

You receive Toala's Box for Heads.

Go back to the Hogcaller's Inn in West Freeport.

Kill Shintl Lowbrew and loot her head.

Buy another white wine and give it to Lady Shae. This spawns Hollish T'noops, the dark elf courier. He walks from the West Freeport entrance to the inn in about 1 minute.

Kill Hollish T'noops and loot his head.

Combine the two heads in Toala's Box for Heads to create Box with Two Heads.

Go back to Toala Nehron in East Freeport and give her the box.

Toala Nehron says 'Good work! We will soon catch Opal. I have started to formulate a plan to stop her. When I complete it, I shall notify you. Here. Take this small reward. I am sure killing Shintl was no trouble. She was just a halfling.'

Toala Nehron gives you a random piece of armor.

Your faction standing with Steel Warriors has been adjusted by 10.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 2.
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with The Freeport Militia has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 2.
You gain experience!!
You receive 2 silver from Toala Nehron.
You receive 1 platinum from Toala Nehron.
Submitted by: Aeryk
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Is fixed or working correctly.
# Jul 15 2005 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
As of today I completed this quest, so still is working. Maybe if you are looting the note off of the body instead of the one from the Innkeep it will not work. Didnt have to give the note back to "The Contact" just the warrior guild master. And got a round shield and change for completion along with another of Caine D. girlfriends wanting revenge on another woman in town.

66 Monk Daeryl FV server.

Edited, Fri Jul 15 22:01:41 2005
Not working?
# Nov 23 2004 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
I don't think this quest works anymore. I got the letter and brought it to Lady Shae and she handed it back to me saying that she has no use for this item. I came here and looked up where to bring it, then I brought it to Toala, and she handed it back saying the same thing. Hollish Tnoops still pops, though. I got his head and Shintls, but the note turn in does not seem to be working.

Edited, Tue Nov 23 15:31:07 2004
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What am I doing wrong?
# Mar 08 2004 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
I have done this quest 2 or 3 times and the same thing happens all the time. I get both heads in the box and when I click "combine", nothing happens. Does anyone know if this quest still works or what I maybe doing wrong? Stromm server
Will provide detailed info if someone can help me.
RE: What am I doing wrong?
# Mar 08 2004 at 7:31 PM Rating: Good
195 posts
When GoD came out many quest containers stopped working, presumably because of the new Tradeskill UI. The fix is supposed to be implemented on Wed, 3/10, so wait until then.
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Lady Shea
# Dec 08 2002 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Neither the body of the quest information, nor any comments left afterwards, informs you of the woman to talk to, which starts this quest. Her name is Lady Shea, and she starts upstairs, then heads down to the bar. Seems she is an alcoholic. If you give her white wine, you can improve your faction with the High Guard. She will take them even if you are dubious, and I have been told she will take them when KOS. Saw a dark elf in wolf form (know he was a DE, because it dropped awhile later) turning in to her. So, if you need High Guard faction, give her white wine. I know she also takes red wine, to start the quest, but not sure if faction increases with that item as well. Good hunting!
Hollis tnoops
# Nov 20 2002 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
i see him all the time! he spawns very fast in my opinion. i killed him without the quest just because i didnt like him. now that i know what the quest is im going to do it. he is pretty easy i killed him at i think lvl 17. the guards do not like you for doing this. i was killed i think 2 times just from the guards. but oh well. just make sure you kill him close to the zone so the guards dont get you. he is hard to get if he is not rooted. GOOD LUCK

Level 20 Steel Warrior
Interesting Stuff
# Jul 16 2002 at 9:51 PM Rating: Default
Heres suthing i found out..... Kill Shintl Lowbrew grab head and mail, turn in mail, get box. Kill Hollish Tnoops, grab HIS head put in box. Combine. turn in resuling object. Easy? nope.
Hollish is 15ish ive herd, so u want to be a bit higher and get a friend that can root him for ya, he runs to guards then bang ur dead. u lose faction o course, but hey, duty is duty.

Qety Losso
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# May 17 2002 at 9:19 AM Rating: Default
She is standing up in the spectator house presiding over the Arena

Tell the innkeeper:
I need the mail for room two
And kill the halfing woman in the room two,she steal the mail.Don't need key.
RE: Correlation
# Jun 04 2002 at 10:22 PM Rating: Default
But if you turn the key in, which you dont have to kill for and can redo when she goes back to the room, you get a bit of EXP. Being able to run her down in the middle of a city is just a plus in my book, hehe
# Mar 31 2002 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
ok i ve seen hollis he spawns outside of the gate if your facing the EC zone line to the left....
Better have someone who can root though because when he runs he runs near the guards at the end of the run and if your hitting him at that time they'll attack ya, trust me been there done that.....
RE: hollis
# Jun 17 2002 at 11:59 PM Rating: Default
And how they wail on your for 82 a pop I barely got in my kill before they got me good thing I was bound just in WC

....now if I can just get my faction up ...What group is she for faction?
# Dec 02 2001 at 2:10 PM Rating: Default
sounds like for hollis it would be nice to have a ranger bud , u could just have the ranger track him , if he wasn't up go hunt come back every once in while a when hes there track him down (no chasing all across the zone , hehe) and BAM u got his head
# Aug 21 2004 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
59 posts
Actually, just give Lady Shae a white wine and he will spawn within a minute or two in Hogcaller's Inn.
Hollis Tnoop
# Aug 29 2001 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
I camped three days, game time, along the south wall waiting for this guy and nothing. Any help would be appreciated.

How long does it take for him to spawn after someone kills him?

11th lvl Barbarian Warrior
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RE: Hollis Tnoop
# Sep 07 2003 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
when you kill the halfling then the dark elf spawns and you chase him. after getting mail run to city ent and he will come to you
RE: Hollis Tnoop
# Sep 23 2001 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
he isnt that rare, i've seen him many times when i went in to go turn in some df belts, since i'm a DE i dont kill him, but if i wasnt i would
RE: Hollis Tnoop
# Aug 31 2001 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
It appears that this Hollish Tnoops person is a very very rare spawn, and as of yet, nobody knows what causes him to spawn, I myself, havent seen him since completing the Quest, which was well over a week ago real time.

Maybe Verant by some fatal error caused him to be removed? who knows really, anyone who can provide more detailed info on this Tnoops character would be very welcome.

15th level SteelWarrior, Gaeenla
RE: Hollis Tnoop
# Sep 04 2001 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
i don't know about his being a rare spawn.
over a 4 hr period i saw him spawn 4 to 12 times. and even talked to him but he just says he is very busy.
this was repeated for over a week each day when i was on.
he spawns in the far corner near the zone wall near the gnome merchant. he runs down the wall then hits the wall in the corner eventually bouncing back and moving left towards the gate till he is near the gate and then disappears.
he moves quickly and best time to get him is when he hits the wall and runs up against it.
RE: Hollis Tnoop
# Sep 18 2001 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
When Hollish runs into that wall near the guards, he doesnt disapear and is classed as "dead" until he respawns again, what happens is he simply teleports to his spawn pointand repeats the process over and over again, if you were to kill him, you would find out how rare he really is.

18th level Steel Warrior, Gaeenla
toal's box
# Aug 19 2001 at 7:28 AM Rating: Default
How do i get the box?
RE: toal's box
# Aug 19 2001 at 10:27 AM Rating: Default
You hand in the letter to Toala who is located on the far side of the arena when you enter it over the ramp(south side).

You get the letter when you give the hog key 2 into the innkeeper, or when you kill Shintl and loot her corpse, they are the same letter and im sure will work exactly the same, if not, you can quite easily pickup the key and return it to the innkeeper for the letter.

When you give the letter to Toala she gives you the box.

More info on this Quest
# Aug 11 2001 at 11:21 AM Rating: Good
Greetings, I just did this quest and decided to shed some light on it.

Everything upto where you get the head box and order to kill the two shouldnt be trouble for anyone, once you get the box, you go and kill Shintl and put her head in the box you were given.

Now, you can go and find Hollish Tnoops(His name has either been changed, or calling him "Hollis" was in error), He has a simple path he always seems to follow and kills some low level creatures every now and again.

He starts way in the far south-west corner of the newbie area in west freeport, travels east along the wall until about 10 feet away from the freeport wall, then turns and heads north till just before the actual gate at which point he turns towards the wall and runs straight into it, he usually will stay running against the wall for a few seconds, then goes back to his starting point.

From what ive seen aswell, he rarely stops running, he is either running or killing something.

Once you have killed him and gotten his head, put it in the box along with Shintl's head and click the combine button, you then get a new item which is what you turn into Toala.

The prize isnt the best, but at level 15, my warrior, Gaeenla, got 1 blue bubble of experience, 4 gold 6 silver, and leather gloves that sold to a merchant for 1plat, 2gold, 8silver and 6 copper(since I already had bronze gauntlets), not the best prize, but then again, not the worst.

Also, I have taken a picture for you to take a peek at, and if wanted, can be used for this site, just send me an email at metroid74@hotmail.com telling me that you are using it, you can find it here:


15th level SteelWarrior, Gaeenla
# Jul 21 2001 at 3:54 AM Rating: Decent
I have seen him before, yet only briefly, he wears silver armor and runs around freeport killing everything, he is annoying for low levels. He is semi-rare spawn and I do not know what triggers his entrance in WFP. I have only seen him once, when i was level 2. Someone needs to get a screen capture of him.
Hollish Tnoops
# Jul 03 2001 at 5:44 PM Rating: Default
He does wander all around the wfp newb area. He kills the fire beetles, rats, etc. He will sometimes run at the wall next to the guards and will stay there. DO NOT attack him while he's there...both of the guards will aggro and the little punk says, "That wasnt a very intelligent thing to do." :P He was an easy kill for my 25 warrior and you get a negative faction hit in west fp militia for killing him. If he gets too close to the guards while you're killing him, run like a b#&* and dont turn back!
What gives?
# Jun 26 2001 at 8:48 AM Rating: Default
When I retrieved the mail and brought it to Lady whatsit, she just said thanks for the donation. I gotta tell you I am having a lot of problems with EQ quests and with the no-save reality of the game, it isn't as much fun as I had hoped.
Depressingly LAME
# Apr 20 2001 at 1:06 AM Rating: Default
Come on. Couldnt they have given you a few plat for doing this quest? Basicly you have to play gofer between several people. Then you have to kill these two NPCs. Which BOTH run for the guards. All i got for doing this quest was 3 pieces of silver and some leather armor.
Shintl LowbrEw
# Oct 30 2000 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
Her name's wrong up there, which is probably why the link to the besiatry doesn't work...
Toalas box
# Sep 01 2000 at 4:27 PM Rating: Default
Yes, to answer my own question, it is. :)
Toala's box
# Sep 01 2000 at 10:17 AM Rating: Default
Is the box she gives NO DROP? anybody...please...
How NOT to do this quest.
# Jul 01 2000 at 11:09 AM Rating: Default
Well, I managed to finish this on the minimum level (14), with little problem, save for the fact that I killed the wrong DE NPC twice (in East Freeport) and really hosed my faction with the Tradefolk. Not that killing Tnoops is going to earn you any friends among the merchants, either....
RE: How NOT to do this quest.
# Sep 14 2000 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
Where do I find Hollis Tnoops ?
hollis tnoops location
# Sep 24 2000 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
he runs around outside westgate killing bats, sometimes he just stands by the wall right around the corner from the gate on the left(south). I have not seen him anywhere else and he has yet to disappear. which of course means he is not overly hunted.
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