Piranha Hunting  

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Rating:
*****
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Level:2
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Money
  • Spell
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
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Era:Original
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Fri Jun 23 15:19:55 2000
Modified: Sun Sep 8 00:28:31 2019
A priest named Celsar Vestagon in the Temple of Marr is concerned with the danger to the Marr Minnow posed by the piranha. He wants you to go collect some for him and put them in a box. Go kill piranha in the pond by the Hall of Truth and fill the box. Combine it and return it to the priest for experience, copper, increased faction with Priests of Marr and sometimes an item.

Hail, Celsar Vestagon

Celsar Vestagon says ,'May the Truthbringer guide your path. I am Celsar Vestagon, upholder of the faith and cleric of Mithaniel Marr.'

You say, 'What danger to the Marr Minnow?'

Celsar Vestagon says ,'The Marr Minnow is unique to the Hall of Truth. It is a beautiful fish. Unfortunately, recently, reports of piranha have been heard. Due to greater concerns, I must look for assistance from noble clerics who wish to help Marr and [eradicate the piranah].'

You say, 'Eradicate the piranha'

Celsar Vestagon says ,'Yes. You are new to the word of Marr. Go in to the waters surrounding the Hall of Truth. Fill this sack with new fewer than four(4) dead piranha. You'd best keep well fed. I do not want you to eat the fish before you fill the sack and combine it. May Marr be with you.'

You receive a Empty Fish sack.

  • Kill 4 Piranha and loot 4 Fresh Piranha from their corpses in West Freeport

    The quest will only update from Fresh Piranha in the pool in the basement of the Temple of Marr.

  • Combine the 4 Fresh Piranha in the Empty Fish sack.

    You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Sack of Piranha.

  • Turn in the Sack of Piranha to Celsar Vestagon.

    Celsar Vestagon says ,'You have done well. The Marr Minnow shall have a greater chance of flourishing. Please take this as a reward.'

    Reward(s):
    Your faction standing with Knights of Truth got better.
    Your faction standing with Dismal Rage got worse.
    Your faction standing with The Freeport Militia got worse.
    Your faction standing with Priests of Marr got better.
    Your faction standing with Steel Warriors got better.
    You gain experience!!
    You receive 23 copper from Celsar Vestagon.

    Random chance of a cleric or paladin spell or potion.
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    New Location for Piranhas
    # Sep 05 2019 at 2:24 PM Rating: Good
    2 posts
    Located in the pool in the basement of the Temple of Marr, not the Hall of Truth.
    Quest Dialog
    # Jun 09 2017 at 10:26 AM Rating: Excellent
    "Hail, Celsar Vestagon"
    "May the Truthbringer guide your path. I am Celsar Vestagon, upholder of the faith and cleric of Mithaniel Marr."
    "What danger to the Marr Minnow?"
    "The Marr Minnow is unique to the Hall of Truth. It is a beautiful fish. Unfortunately, recently, reports of piranha have been heard. Due to greater concerns, I must look for assistance from noble clerics who wish to help Marr and [eradicate the piranah]."
    'Eradicate the piranha'
    "Yes. You are new to the word of Marr. Go in to the waters surrounding the Hall of Truth. Fill this sack with new fewer than four(4) dead piranha. You'd best keep well fed. I do not want you to eat the fish before you fill the sack and combine it. May Marr be with you"
    faction, info for quest
    # Dec 16 2015 at 11:21 PM Rating: Excellent
    9 posts
    I play on Lockjaw, one of the recent (as of post date) TLP (Time Locked Progression) servers

    Current faction hits on turn in of combined fish bag are:

    Knights of Truth +20
    Dismal Rage -3
    Freeport Militia -3
    Priests of Marr +4
    Steel Warriors +2

    Reward is some copper, some silver and sometimes an item, in my case I've gotten Spell:Divine Aura twice.

    Piranhas drop fish about one in 3 kills, rarely they will drop 2
    faction, info for quest
    # Dec 22 2015 at 7:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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    MalletCusser wrote:
    I play on Lockjaw, one of the recent (as of post date) TLP (Time Locked Progression) servers

    Current faction hits on turn in of combined fish bag are:

    Knights of Truth +20
    Dismal Rage -3
    Freeport Militia -3
    Priests of Marr +4
    Steel Warriors +2

    Reward is some copper, some silver and sometimes an item, in my case I've gotten Spell:Divine Aura twice.

    Piranhas drop fish about one in 3 kills, rarely they will drop 2


    Updated, thanks.
    Quest is still working
    # Jul 26 2007 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
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    Celsar Vestagon gives this at indifferent, did not try lower faction.

    Your Location is 1457.19, -1721.12, -69.82
    You say, 'Hail, Celsar Vestagon'
    Celsar Vestagon says 'May the Truthbringer guide your path. I am Celsar Vestagon, upholder

    of the faith and cleric of Mithaniel Marr.'

    You say, 'what minnows of marr?'
    Celsar Vestagon says 'The Marr Minnow is unique to the Hall of Truth. It is a beautiful

    fish. Unfortunately, recently, reports of piranha have been heard. Due to greater concerns,

    I must look for assistance from noble clerics who wish to help Marr and [eradicate the

    piranha].'

    You say, 'i will eradicate the piranha'
    Celsar Vestagon says 'Yes. You are new to the word of Marr. Go to the waters surrounding

    the Hall of Truth. Fill this sack with no fewer than four dead piranha. You'd best keep

    well fed. I do not want you to eat the fish before you fill the sack and combine it. May

    Marr be with you.'

    You say, 'Empty Fish Sack'
    You say, 'Fresh Piranha'

    Piranah in West Freeport
    Your faction standing with Dismal Rage got worse.
    Your faction standing with Knights of Truth got better.
    Your faction standing with Opal Dark Briar got worse.

    Piranha in Surefall Glades, no faction.

    You have fashioned the items together to create something new: Sack of Piranha.
    You say, 'Sack of Piranha'

    Celsar Vestagon says 'You have done well. The Marr Minnow shall have a greater chance of flourishing. Please take this as a reward.'
    Your faction standing with Knights of Truth got better.
    Your faction standing with Dismal Rage got worse.
    Your faction standing with The Freeport Militia got worse.
    Your faction standing with Priests of Marr got better.
    Your faction standing with Steel Warriors got better.
    You gain experience!!
    You receive 23 copper from Celsar Vestagon.
    Piranha in SfG
    # Nov 07 2004 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
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    The Piranha are more plentiful in Surefall Glade. You can either jump in the water with them, or nuke/range weapon from the safety of the shore. When all those are dead and looted, go behind the waterfall, jump in the next pool of water you come to, and you will probably aggro a couple more of them. One 27 min enduring breath spell was long enough to collect 6 fresh piranha.
    Fresh piranha
    # Jun 15 2004 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
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    641 posts
    Fresh piranha can also be caught/hunted in the lake in Surefall Glade. Thanks to a Bloodsaber Defiler that is trying to poison or corrupt the land....
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    Donbayne 100 Rng - Uinian 100 Dru - Breru 100 Sk - Nyenie 82 Brd - Ruusan 76 Clr - Braru 75 Mag - Syqen 100 Shm EQ Stromm/Luclin
    Reward
    # Aug 06 2003 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
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    I just did this quest 3 times, and on the first two tries got a few measly copper, but the third time I got a Marr's Sustenance -- a single-charge regen potion. Sweeeeet.
    Opal Darkbrair
    # Mar 25 2003 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
    I took a negative faction hit with her when I killed piranhas. I don't know if it is the wizard at Academy of Arcane Science or the other one at the SK necro guilds. I have heard that there is a third.
    Hunting Tips NO FACTION HIT!!
    # Jun 24 2002 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
    *That should say no ADDITIONAL faction hits* This is to deal with those pesky minnows

    First off your better off not to bother touching the minnows on the left of the Hall. Odds are they won't respawn as piranhas no matter what and you can even have up to 3 at a time. You'll just get frustrated and the guards do give boosts to their prescious fishies. I've also gotten KSed when I took my prey there.

    To open the possiblity of another piranha on the right, if a minnow spawns, and not take a faction hit. The ones there do despawn but this is faster in the longer run than letting it work on it's own. When you are in the water and have a pirahna or two from the y-point DO NOT attack them. Swim toward the minnow and let them duke it out. The piranhas will not loose unless a guard comes by (their boosts are weak so minnows loose) and KS them. If the piranha does appears to be loosing boost if you can, it wont hit faction as long as you dont directly hurt the minnow. Once the minnow is dead finish off the piranha. When it respawns good chance it will be as a pirahna nd you'll know to head back to the y-point cause the other ones will spawn soon as well

    ...Enjoy and while your waiting for the spawn sit by the guards facing the spawn points and beg the guards, med, fish, etc. to occupy yourself and burn some time getting skills up.

    Edited, Mon Jun 24 12:25:16 2002
    Factions
    # Jun 21 2002 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
    How many bags would I have to turn in to go from Apprehensive to Indifferent in the Cleric guild(Priests of Marr)? -also- Does killing pirahnas lower faction with East and West FP guards a lot?
    Bloody minnows
    # Jun 18 2002 at 12:30 AM Rating: Default
    Do the minnows despawn so you can get a pirahna or are you kinda SOL if they are all minnows until you relog later?
    Great for faction!
    # Nov 09 2001 at 12:15 PM Rating: Default
    I did this quest to raise my faction for the Ro Armor quests. Gave in 3 pouches went from indifferent to amiably, excellent quest for faction compared to the bone quest one in Qeynos. And it didn't lower my Freeport Militia quest that much anyways, it stayed at apprehensive.

    There are 3 piranha spawns, spawn timer was like 5 minutes. Unfortunately sometimes a minnow, when killed will lower your good faction in Freeport:(,
    spawns in the same place. When that happened I just created a human shadowknight and killed them with him, then logged back on to kill the piranha if it spawns.

    Snek
    Level 34 Dwarf
    Paladin of Brell Serilis
    Dragons of Hope on Erollisi Marr
    HELP!
    # Nov 08 2001 at 9:29 PM Rating: Default
    k, now when i go to him and hail him, i ask what marr minnow and after that when he tells me back i don't know what to say to hom for him to give me the bag plz help me
    Nice for getting evil race faction up too.
    # Aug 28 2001 at 4:11 PM Rating: Excellent
    This quest seems to be very nice for those dark races that want to be able to use something as nice as NFP. On my server this is where it all happens so getting my DE cleric none KOS and bankable is much more important to me. This is somethign nice that you should be able to do in order to increse faction once you become dubious. Just my 2cp.

    Aenene
    49lvl wiz
    Except he won't give you the quest or box at dubious
    # Oct 02 2001 at 11:47 PM Rating: Good

    Evidently you need apprehensive or more.
    RE: Except he won't give you the quest or box at dubious
    # Mar 03 2002 at 3:58 AM Rating: Good
    That is incorrect. I have started this quest with dubious as my faction.

    Faction
    # Jun 19 2001 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
    Does anyone know of a better quest to raise faction with Steel Warriors?

    Level 15 Warrior
    Rodcet Nife
    RE: Faction
    # Aug 05 2001 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
    The 2 I used for steel warriors are.

    1. deathfist sashes to the warrior's guild in Freeport.

    2. Clothspin sisters. one in qeynos one in East karana run notes between.

    RE: Faction
    # Dec 12 2003 at 3:35 AM Rating: Decent
    3. Kill Giz Dinree, a ~12 DE ROG nighttime spawn in E Freeport.
    Faction
    # Jun 02 2001 at 6:23 PM Rating: Default
    I am trying to balance the faction of the Freeport citizens with my level 11 monk by handing in Deathfist Belts to both the Steel Warriors and Freeport Militia; however, when I hand them in to the Militia, my faction with Priests of Marr goes down, and I'm getting a bit worried, although they're currently indifferent. Is there another quest I can do besides this one to keep this faction from going down? (because this quest lowers with the Militia, and that could be hazardous)
    RE: Faction
    # Jun 19 2001 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
    You can turn in orc and gnoll scalps to the captains in Highpass for Freeport Militia faction, or goblin ears to the captain in Highkeep. No negative factions for these quests, but you get positive faction for corrupt Qeynos guards, Highpass guards, Freeport Militia, and a couple others.
    Not enough piranha
    # Apr 11 2001 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
    This quest wouldn't take so long and would be better if the piranha were more numerous. I spent most of 2 hours waiting for the piranha to spawn.
    4 minnows 3 piranna
    # Mar 29 2001 at 1:43 AM Rating: Default
    3 minnow's are grouped off to the side - note don't let the guards see you killing them. I was killed for killing minnows so stuck to the piranna. every other spawn at the corner spot I had 2 piranna pop up. - There is also a minnow and piranna past the bridge around the corner abit. I noticed that this piranna doesn't span as often as the other's but if no one has been touching them it's there.
    Confirmation on Faction Adjustments
    # Mar 06 2001 at 12:01 PM Rating: Good
    If you kill the piranha (and there are sometimes 1 and sometimes 2):
    + Knights of Truth
    - Dismal Rage
    - Opal DarkBriar (if I remember correctly, there are 2 Opals.. this would be the evil one)

    If you turn in the pouch to Celsar Vestagon (combined, of course):
    + Knights of Truth
    - Dismal Rage
    - The Freeport Militia
    + Priests of Marr
    + Steel Warriors
    #Anonymous, Posted: Jan 26 2001 at 5:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) After turning in the sack as instructed, not only did I receive XP and faction hits, but also got Divine Aura, a lvl 55 paladin spell...nice!
    RE: Items in return for completing quest
    # May 16 2001 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
    Divine Aura is also a lvl 1 Cleric spell
    RE: Items in return for completing quest
    # Aug 03 2001 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
    23 posts
    in other words, it sells for about 1GP in any cleric guild. it's not something you'd want to bring to EC to sell as a "lvl55 pally spell"... =)

    .annaxa purrcat
    .lvl53 rake
    .luclin
    Killing the piranhas
    # Dec 31 2000 at 5:19 PM Rating: Default
    Although you lose faction with the Freeport Militia for completing the quest all you have to do is kill the piranha for +faction with the Knights of Truth and no -faction with Freeport Militia.
    Not too helpful quest
    # Aug 29 2000 at 10:24 AM Rating: Default
    This quest isn't really helpful if you are already too high to get exp. This quest lowers Freeport Militia and raises the the two temples, not very useful. There is also only one piranha which takes awhile to spawn. However, the piranha doesn't move around so is easy to find.
    RE: Not Two but Three
    # Dec 29 2000 at 12:13 AM Rating: Good
    29 posts
    There are two piranha that pop by the left side of the bridge as you enter the Guild Hall. Another spawns alternately with a minnow on the right side of the bridge, toward the sewers. Three minnows also pop on the left of the bridge up against the side of the building.

    The reward item is sometimes a rare potion.

    This quest is one of the very few ways to improve faction with the Priests of Marr. Very important if you are a young high elf cleric with entry level faction and a desire to train in the North Freeport cleric guild (Temple of Marr).

    Beauwulf

    There are two pirahnas.
    # Sep 25 2000 at 7:14 PM Rating: Default
    There are two pirahnas.
    RE: There are two pirahnas.
    # Nov 03 2000 at 4:06 PM Rating: Default
    There are 4 total fish. A mix of piranhas and minnows.
    Nice Items for Level
    # Jun 30 2000 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
    Not only is this fun to do, but it gives you something to hunt in North Freeport at single-digit levels and the items are quite nice. I got a potion of disease warding first time I did it, which may not seem like much but was very exciting when I was 8th level playing my first character.
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