Shiny Rings  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Fri Aug 9 20:25:13 2002
Modified: Thu Sep 12 22:13:16 2019
This quest will result in the three rings required for the Paw of Opolla Quest. Melixis is a merchant that sells supplies for shaman-made potions. When you hail her she claims to have three [shiny tings] that she found all over the world. These shiny tings are [a dull ring] (the copper ring) a [kinda shiny ring] (the silver ring) and a [really shiny ring] (the gold ring).

For the dull ring she wants a bracket mildew.

For the kinda shiny ring she wants faerix spores.

For the really shiny ring she wants some degenerated guk weed.

All of these items drop off the Fungus Mutant in Upper Guk.

Copper ring:

You say, 'Hail, Melixis'
Melixis says, 'Welcome to Melixis' shop. Rrrr. Feel free to brrrowse thrrrough my warrres. Melixis also find some [shiny tings] she may trade you.'

You say, 'What shiny things?'
Melixis says, 'In Melixis' travels of the Odus, she find a [dull ring], a [kinda shiny ring], and a [really shiny ring]. Maybe you want to trade for those tings? Rrrr...'

You say, 'What dull ring?'
Melixis says, 'For dat ting? You brrring Melixis some bracket mildew. Rarr...'
Melixis says, 'Many thanks... rrrr... here is dull ring.'
You gain experience!

Silver ring:

Need all dialogues

Gold ring:

You say, 'Hail, Melixis'
Melixis says, 'Welcome to Melixis' shop. Rrrr. Feel free to brrrowse thrrrough my warrres. Melixis also find some [shiny tings] she may trade you.'

You say, 'What shiny things?'
Melixis says, 'In Melixis' travels of the Odus, she find a [dull ring], a [kinda shiny ring], and a [really shiny ring]. Maybe you want to trade for those tings? Rrrr...'

You say, 'What really shiny ring?'
Melixis says, 'You go find degenerated guk weed and Melixis gives you the really shiny ring.'
Melixis says, 'You done good job, furless one. Here is really shiny ring. Rarr...'
You gain experience!

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Quest possible with KoS faction
# Sep 14 2006 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
After years of camping the fungus mutant on and off, I finally got the last piece...degenerated guk weed. Went to Kerra Isle and found her hut, killed the two friends she had with her, and after turning in the items sold the loot I got after killing her friends. She conned indiff to me while the other Kerrans were scowls at. So it is indeed possible with kos faction.
# Mar 31 2003 at 5:54 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
Is it possible to get the rings from the soldier and have them idendified? Just curious, cause I got the silver nad gold from them.
1 Kill
# Jul 09 2002 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
I got really lucky, on my first kill I got the weed for the copper ring, and on the second kill the weed for gold ring :) and a friend of mine had given me the plat ring. So it was a fairly quick quest for me :)
plat ring
# Jul 03 2002 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
where does the mummy spawn in befallen
RE: plat ring
# Jul 03 2002 at 3:55 PM Rating: Default
top floor
RE: plat ring
# May 07 2004 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
How do u get to top floor?
RE: plat ring
# May 19 2004 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
He spawns right near the zoneline
Bermus of Xev
silver ring in BB
# Jul 03 2002 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
where do I find the silver ring in black burrow
RE: silver ring in BB
# Nov 08 2002 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
74 posts
You'll find it in the water trap with the razorgills.
Weed is Rare!!!
# Jun 27 2002 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
75 posts
I've been camping the Mutant for 2 days (loggin in about every 20 min to kill him) and I've seen the bracket mildew drop about 6 time, the spores once, and no weed yet. Weed has to be the rare.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 12 2002 at 1:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) degenerated weed is not rare thats BS the spores are rare
Cant i just kill her?
# May 09 2002 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
I heard somewhere that she herself drops these rings but this might be false information. Does anyone know for sure? And if so what lvl could a druid kill her at?

Edited, Thu May 9 20:59:07 2002
no such luck
# Apr 13 2002 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
went to Guk to help a friend, got the rare degenerate weed, on first kill, what are the chances of that?
RE: no such luck
# Feb 25 2003 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
99 posts
Must be extremely lucky... been here probably 20+ hours over the past few months, and still no Degenerated Guk Weed... have gotten the Guk Bracket several times... Sigh... guess I will just hang here for a while longer with me pet.
Halani Mawr 61st Barbarian Shaman from Innoruuk now the Nameless.
Master of many trades.
# Mar 28 2002 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
I hunted on Kerra Isle for about 5 levels. The 20% experience bonus there was just too good to pass up. Obviously the Kerrans don't think very highly of me for this reason.

Problem: I would like to complete this quest. Does anyone know if it is possible to complete this quest with KOS faction? I realize that I may just be out of luck on this issue and, if so I have no regrets (gained 5 levels there in a week), but just thought I'd see if anyone knows a way around the faction issue before I give up on the quest.
Seventh Hammer
RE: phalgor
# Jan 11 2003 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
674 posts
Actually... Kerra isle is off tox forest right? there is a quest to kill a "eradite emmasarry" and turn in the head to the chief guy. the main guy... and a lot of the wold world you can go wolf form. So, you could probably kill the emmasarrys and turn in the heads. then go back and kill poaches to re-raise faction with Eurdin.
'Valdon Gravedancer' Terris-Thule. Dwarven Cleric 34th circle.
'Junglebug Sugarpants' Terris-Thule. Halfling Druid. 52nd season.
'Shinook Eldergod' Terris-Thule. Troll Shaman of 32nd rite.
'Soultree Vixen' Terris-Thule. Woodelf Ranger of 34th season.
RE: phalgor
# Jun 29 2002 at 12:21 PM Rating: Good
293 posts
I just discovered that Melixis is on a seperate faction than the other Kerrans. She's still indifferent to me after I raised my faction with the other Kerrans to amiable. You might very well be able to complete the quest if you can get to her safely and avoid agroing the Kerran who stands inside her hut. Invis or camo might get you into the hut safely, but from there you'll need to do something to avoid the Kerran in her hut unless you are high enough in level that he doesn't agro.

If it turns out that she hates you, too, then you are left with the fall back options ...

You might try getting somebody to invis you after you have placed the items into a trade window with the cat woman and then clicking trade.

This will only work if you are of a sufficiently high level that she doesn't simply attack you as soon as you approach.

If you have the class or racial ability to sneak, you could try getting behind her and using sneak to do the trades.

If I were you I'd try this with the Guk Bracket Mildew first, as that is the easy one to get.


Edited, Sat Jun 29 17:50:10 2002
# Feb 11 2002 at 4:59 AM Rating: Default
Can a level 30 Cleric solo for the fungus in guk?
RE: Fungi
# Feb 26 2002 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
I'd say you have to be a little higher, especially if you're KoS to the frogs.
# Jan 24 2002 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
I hate to say it, but after 113 spawns I finally got the darn Degenerate weed. I never saw the spores and only 7 drops of the bracket mildew. This is a seriously rare drop on Xev
# Jan 21 2002 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
I just camped the Mutant and killed it once had nothing killed it again it had the fungus weed thing than killed it and again nothing but one last time it drop the dergenerated thingy lol so i got both those in 4 kills i guess im lucky compared to other people :)

*~Angelece 46 Cleric of Silver Faith~*

*~Mithanal Marr~*
Over view
# Jan 08 2002 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
Hello- i was wondering if anyone could type a guide up and post it here starting with the ratpie and ale or somthing as i understand it you kill dude in Aqua ducts get container get silver ring from BB then go to befallen get what ring from him heard posts that he drops more than one type of ring any one confirm?.. then kill spore thingy in upper guk to get weed and what? what ones for what rings.. anyhoot ill post this on the paw of oppala page thanks for your help
<Strevn 66 Druid of the Sevnth hammer (63 AA) > lurking around since realase eq1.
<Tashenu 58 Enchanter Seventh Hammer>

#madpoet, Posted: Jan 07 2002 at 11:21 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Normally I wouldn't subscribe to it... but then I got the weed at precisely 11:00 am EST today. Also, the FM that I killed for it was slightly stronger than normal. It took me 4 nukes instead of 3 to kill (the last was a weak one) and it had not resisted any of them. I went back and checked the log. So best of luck to everyone.
RE: The 11 theory...
# Jul 08 2002 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
The "stronger" mutant could be explained by the fact that all of the fungus mutants are druids. They will cast Snare, Grasping Roots, and I think a DD spell. They also buff themselves with skin like stone. Skin like stone of course, being an HP buff, the third in the line I think. Anyways, the mutant probably just buffed itself before you went after it, or it got more heals than normal from the fungus drones. It takes me one root of 104 and two nukes for 302 to kill the mutant, with the second nuke usually being close to overkill, and there are usually three fungus drones who each get a lesser heal off (30 or so hp heal per). I did finish the paw today, though, so that's a plus :-)
# Dec 17 2001 at 4:05 PM Rating: Default
can some one tell me where i exatly every thing spons i just got back on eq and want to take the quest and im not getting anof info off the posts thanks all

25th lvl druid
#Veovis, Posted: Jan 28 2003 at 9:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Maybe you should take some basic english classes before going for the paw, you never know, it may help...
Gold Ring pls
# Dec 09 2001 at 9:44 PM Rating: Default
Hello all,
If anyone in Tribunal server have Gold ring i will defenetly buy it off ya pls Email me if you selling it
Thank you
Maram 31 Druid
Tickerina 47 Shadowknight
# Nov 23 2001 at 5:33 PM Rating: Default
After 7 hours camping the mutant fungi I got both the bracket mildew and the degenerated guk weed. I then spent 5 hours camping Moltar I got the gold and plat rings. I then picked up the silver on my way to get the copper with the trade in when to my amazement Miss Melixis is not around. I have been visiting the island for 2 days RL now staying for 24 EQ hours at a visit she has failed to appear anywhere on the island. I was wondering if anyone out there knows when, how long, or if she will ever join us Norathians again. Any information on her spawn time or maybe a Place Holder would be greatly appreciated.

Kagoran Furrfoot
33 Druid Halfling
Veeshan Server
RE: Melixis
# Nov 24 2001 at 9:09 PM Rating: Default
shes a vendor near the fort.
Gold Ring
# Nov 21 2001 at 2:01 PM Rating: Default
Gold Ring drops from gynok also. I was VERY lucky to have platinum and gold ring drop within 30 minutes from each other.
spawn time
# Nov 16 2001 at 6:43 PM Rating: Default
I camped mutant for the weed for over 45 hours. not all at once, but over several weeks. My experience is that if finally dropped at (kill time) 6:07 EST. That would make the spawn time something like 6:06 EST. It's close to the 11 minute thing, but I had tried that experiment and it never worked for me. My clock could be off too. Finally have all the rings for the quest. It only took me 3 months to complete the quest, that's about 82 logged hours.


Aspyn, 31 season druid of the Morell Thule server
# Sep 28 2001 at 10:50 AM Rating: Default
you know,after reading all that stuff,it makes one wonder if it isnt just easier to get those 2k to buy it(going price on luclin) cause you can get 2k with some luck in 3-4 hours if you know where to look...
RE: worthiness
# Mar 29 2002 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Maybe i'm a bit naive but where is it that you can get 2k in 3-4 hours? This quest is for lv 25+, I'm 34 myself, and I obviously haven't been looking in the right places. Please feel free to send me some clues on where to look to get that kinda plat.

Knights of the Shadowed Blade
Tho-Palles server
RE: worthiness
# Nov 06 2001 at 3:52 PM Rating: Excellent
22 posts
Well, you're right. It is EASIER to just buy something. But a lot of people take pride in doing long quests like these to get something they have truly earned.
Netherus Drunarth- 51 Cleric
Mcelven Cuomo- 25 Bard
Bertro- 23 Shadow Knight
RE: worthiness
# Apr 10 2002 at 12:40 AM Rating: Default
Personally, I got it simply to sell.

But then, I AM a Paladin *grin*.

25th Paladin of Tunare
The Rathe
No probs with Fungi face
# Sep 27 2001 at 10:28 AM Rating: Default
Heya, my lvl 30 monk friend helped me camp the mutant last night. We are both planning on doing the quest, so, we killed the mutant 14 times within the 4 hours we faught, also killing every spore spawn and froggie we could find. Basically we ripped Uguk to pieces. We never did get the spores to drop, but I already have the silver ring.

Ostallid <D'harran Empire>
20th Druid
Solusek Ro'
# Sep 22 2001 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
OK, send me an email PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE and tell me if this is accurate (my email is: I got the silver ring in blackburrow... now all i need is the weed and the mildew... then I get one of the other rings off of gynok in befallen... is this all correct? That would be the end of the quest? Also, is there a specific time I have to kill the the fungus mutant like 9:11 or 11:11 or something... like any hour but the 11'th minute if I want to get the weed? Please email me and let me know.
[Cleric 42] Thurgok (Halfling)
The Tribunal
# May 01 2002 at 6:37 PM Rating: Default
Simple as this- Get the 4 rings...use whatever method you want to becuase there are several, then you can go into Catacombs of Qeynos and either kill, or give the rat pies and beer to Vin Moltor...being lvl 29 I killed was no me down about 1 bub of hp. The Severed Paw he drops is a 4 slot container..put the 4 rings in it...(make sure they are all right by seeing if they are both magical and lore and also have an add and subtract value) then click combine..Good luck

Salaniel Soulsycthe 31st warrior on Antonius Bayle
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