Subdued Subjects  

Quest Started By:Description:
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Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Money
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Era:Rain of Fear
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Nov 28 21:05:18 2012
Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023
Rain of Fear Information & Guides: An Overview | Group Progression & Task List | Raid Progression | Visible Armor

This is a solo task that begins with Veldmir Velweaver (map - full zone map) in the Crystal Caverns (Fragment of Fear). He is found in a room in the northwest part of Froststone at location -170, 300, -399.

You say, 'Hail, Veldmir Velweaver'

Veldmir Velweaver says 'Hello _____. Please excuse the mess.' The dwarf gestures to the many [corpses] at his feet, 'Had I known I was going to have visitors, I might have cleaned the place up a bit.'

You say, 'What corpses?'

Veldmir Velweaver says 'Oh, these are much more than corpses! They're a crucial part of my ongoing [research].'

You say, 'Research?'

Veldmir Velweaver smirks, 'Oh don't be coy! You've been here long enough to notice changes in the native population. Spiders, tentacles, and even a few coldain have been touched by fear! Captain Dunstan is doing his part to figure out the cause, and I'm doing my part to figure out a [cure].'

You say, 'What cure?'

Veldmir Velweaver nods fervently, 'Something needs to be done to reverse the effects, or we'll all lose our minds to fear. That is not a scenario any of us want to witness. I've been conducting experiments in an attempt to isolate the fear and remove it, but it is very difficult obtaining test subjects. The creatures within the caverns are all so hostile. It's almost impossible to collect a [living sample] for my studies.'

You say, 'A living sample?'

Veldmir Velweaver says 'I need a control subject, a creature that has not been tainted. I will also need a subject that is already contaminated with the essence of fear. All must be docile and living, which will prove to be difficult without [Tranquilizer Darts].'

You have been assigned the task 'Subdued Subjects'.

Veldmir Velweaver is trying to create a cure for the fear that is plaguing Crystal Caverns, but to do so, he needs living test subjects.

You'll need tranquilizer darts to subdue the test subjects. Derron Coldmist should be willing to craft them.

You say, 'What about the tranquilizer darts?'

Veldmir Velweaver says 'Do you not have any Tranquilizer Darts yet?' The coldain scientist sighs, 'Well then, I suggest you speak to Derron Coldmist. I know he's very busy, but I'm sure if you collect the raw materials he'll be willing to make you some. You'll then use the darts to subdue the test subjects and lure them back to me.'

Speak with Derron Coldmist 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Derron Coldmist (map - full zone map) is found in the southern part of Frostone (upper level) at /location -315, 200, -383.

You say, 'Hail, Derron Coldmist'

Derron Coldmist nods as you make your request for tranquilizer darts, 'I can make those, but I'll need a few things first. Bring me an icy tentacle and a crystal venom sac and I will craft your darts.'

Retrieve an icy tentacle 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Retrieve a crystal venom sac 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Return to Derron Coldmist 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Use the darts to subdue a Ry`Gorr watchman and lure it to Veldmir Velweaver 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Right-click the dart on a Ry`Gorr watchman. It will become your pet. Lead it back to Veldmir. (Note: You can't invis or fade or you lose the pet.)

Use the darts to subdue a spinechiller spider and lure it to Veldmir Velweaver 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

Right-click the dart on a spinechiller spider. It will become your pet. Lead it back to Veldmir. (Note: You can't invis or fade or you lose the pet.)

Speak to Veldmir Velweaver 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

150 platinum
Experience (2 AAs)
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main gate
# Jun 08 2020 at 11:32 PM Rating: Excellent
65 posts
go out through the main gate, there is a spine chiller and a watchman on the path within a few feet. super easy quest. Beware though, that the darts don't always work. :| . The spider, no problem, but then the orc turned into a ******* bunny and tried to kill me. Was a nightmare! Then I realized that meant it failed lmao. The second time, it didn't work and he just tried to attack me, and then finally a third and fourth try orc came without problems
Lady Aivei Veil of Tarew Marr . Now Xegony
Icy leech confirmed
# Jun 08 2020 at 10:23 PM Rating: Good
65 posts
I saw someone said the room with Bronigan, got update on 4th kill.
Lady Aivei Veil of Tarew Marr . Now Xegony
Small spider problem
# Dec 26 2015 at 12:20 AM Rating: Good
204 posts
Tried this tonight. Twice, when I clicked dart on spider, the spider shrank to mini-size and aggroed.
By the way, this only works on "watchman" orcs and "spinechiller" spiders.

Edited, Dec 26th 2015 1:22am by ddraigoch
Buanu Connoy
Champions of Norrath
Mez and mind blur are your friend in this task
# Jan 30 2015 at 5:36 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
I found using mez and mindblur the best way to reset mobs when a dart fails to charm them. No logging in and out to fix things. Mez and mind blur has seems to fix buggy mobs for me every time.
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Further information
# Jul 13 2013 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
The icy tentacle and crystal venom are rare *updates*. They are not physically dropped items. Just keep killing spiders/tentacles till it updates.

If you have a pet out when you try to charm the spider or watchman you're going to get bugged and need to relog. Everytime I tried to charm them after that it said "this animal has already been tranquilized". It would then shrink the spider or turn the watchman into a rabbit. This happened 8 times in a row before I thought of relogged. Immediately after relogging the spider and watchman got charmed on first try.
# May 29 2013 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
The Tentacle Barb drops from a Hollow Terror or A Pure Terror
# May 29 2013 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
where this listed quest calls for an ICY TENTACLE, for the first update and incorrect. It's a TENTACLE BARB that updates the quest.
# Nov 30 2014 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
It's not the barb, just looted one and no UD.
# Nov 30 2014 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
It's not the barb, just looted one and no UD.
Dart does not break Invisibility
# Jan 19 2013 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
If you are already invisible, you can use the dart to charm a mob and the mob won't care that you're invisible. The clicky does not break invis. Also, Fade does not break the charm, but other invis effects do.

If you are a pet class, you have to suspend your pet first for this to work.
Shakatma Dulcinea, The Golden Bard
I am a Pet User
# Jan 15 2013 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
iF YOU attempt to *charm* ( or tranquilize? ) mob while your pet is out, the pet will be experience
I am a Pet User
# Jan 11 2013 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
will this work if i have a pet alrdy out? Or do I have to 'pocket' my pet?
related mob
# Jan 11 2013 at 8:36 AM Rating: Default
184 posts
a tentacle terror is listed as the related mob for this quest, and I killed about 100 of them with no update, then the 1st icy leech I kill I get the update. Me thinks the wrong mob is listed as the related mob.
related mob
# Dec 02 2022 at 6:30 AM Rating: Decent
134 posts
Same experience for me. Tentacle terrors do not update but afterkilling a half-dozen stalag terrors I got the update.

For the spiders spinechiller spiders do not work. You must kill the 'crystal' spiders.
Icy Tentacle
# Dec 28 2012 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Drops from Terrors in the room with Bronigan in SE part of zone.
# Dec 25 2012 at 5:10 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
(Note: You can't invis or fade or you lose the pet.)

I did this on all toons being invis......When the tranquilizer fails you will get aggro,however,when the tranquilizer takes hold,you CAN be invis and go to Veldmir to get update without an issue

Edited, Dec 25th 2012 6:11am by Zaleric
Zaleric Dacleric
105 Cleric
Crystal Venom Sac
# Dec 20 2012 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
crystal crawler was what updated a crystal venom sac. It appears random from them.
Master Artisan Kaepak Kampeador
Subdued Subjects
# Dec 13 2012 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
110 posts
Eqresource has a map, there are a lot less adds on the way to the east one, only about 3 or 4. Did first time on 2 toons first try so the bugs seem to be fixed.
# Dec 07 2012 at 10:27 PM Rating: Good
757 posts
This quest is full of bugs.

Took about 1 hour to get both mobs tranquilized and brought to Veldmir. The rate of successful tranq is very very low. On top of that Veldmir does not always accept your charmed pet and you have to camp out/in to reset the mob.
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