The Gnoll Slayer  

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Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
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Era:Planes of Power
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Mon Mar 25 18:15:20 2002
Modified: Sat Sep 15 03:16:10 2018
Marton Sayer may be found in a cottage in Qeynos Hills at around /loc 1400, 300, 9.

You say, 'Hail, Marton Sayer'

Marton Sayer says 'Welcome. Please stock up on provisions, especially if you are headed toward the lair of the vile gnolls. If so, I wish you much luck and many gnoll pelts!! I also have knowledge of a [powerful dog]. I pray you do not encounter him.'

You say, 'What powerful dog?'

Marton Sayer says, 'I have encountered a gnoll who spoke the common tongue. He dared to call himself Lord Elgnub. He swore that some day we would cross paths and he would snatch my infant son Joseph from our home. He would stand no chance against me and the mighty [Gnoll Slayer].'

You say, 'What is Gnoll Slayer?'

Marton Sayer says, 'Gnoll Slayer is the mighty longsword which was passed down unto me through generations of Sayers. My days of battle are over, but I can still wield her with ferocity. The only thing more precious would be my son, Joseph Sayer. I would trade Gnoll Slayer only for him to be safe and sound at home.'

Marton's initial dialogue is slightly different if you speak to him while carrying the baby, after asking about the gnoll slayer you get:

Marton Sayer says, 'Gnoll Slayer is the mighty longsword which was passed down unto me through generations of Sayers. My days of battle are over, but I can still wield her with ferocity. The only thing more precious would be my son, [Joseph Sayer]. I would trade Gnoll Slayer only for him to be safe and sound at home.'

You say, 'Joseph Sayer'

Marton Sayer says, 'You speak of my son, Joseph Sayer. He is but an infant and is safe here with Mira and me... At least, I believe he is.'

Lord Elgnub can occasionally be found wandering around BlackBurrow. Kill him and loot Baby Joseph Sayer, which you should bring back to Joseph.

Marton Sayer says 'Baby Joseph!! Look, Momma!! Baby Joseph has been rescued by this good adventurer!! That evil Lord Elgnub made good on his word and snatched my son from under our noses. You saved the day!! For this shall wield 'Gnoll Slayer'!! Be aware of its [true potential].'

Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 20.
Your faction standing with Circle of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -4.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 3.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk has been adjusted by 2.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 4.
You gain experience!!

You receive Gnoll Slayer (the intermediate version).

You say, 'What true potential?'

Marton Sayer says 'The true potential of Gnoll Slayer is an enchantment which was once imbedded into a gnoll's eye which was placed into the hilt of the blade. The spell would help you fight off disease and call forth a wolf to fight beside you. Alas, the gnoll eye was stolen from the blade by a great, one-eyed, white gnoll. Alone with the eye, the only book which explained how to return the enchantment was also stolen. I know not where this gnoll might be. If you can find the journal and the eye, return them with the Gnoll Slayer to me for I have been searching for decades.'

Head to South Karana. Kill a one eyed gnoll (located in the northern part of the zone (/loc?) to loot a Gnoll's Eye. Kill a Lteth Val Scribe (/loc?) to loot a Journal of Greater Enchantment. Give the eye, journal, and intermediate Gnoll Slayer to Marton.

Marton Sayer says 'The eye and the journal! What a great day! The Gnoll Slayer shall be returned to full strength because of you. Your service to Qeynos will not soon be forgotten.'
Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 200.
Your faction standing with Circle of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -40.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 30.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk has been adjusted by 20.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 40.
You gain experience!!

You receive the final version of the Gnoll Slayer.
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# Jul 20 2000 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
An adendum to my earlier post. lvl 37 pet that is not buffed-hands down the worst pet to begin with; and and to that no buffs to speak of
what do you get?-still the same worthless pet. I can imagine this now:
Tank Toughie: please can i get my pet buffed please, please please? will pay 20pp! WHOOPIE!
gnoll slayer
# Jul 20 2000 at 10:15 AM Rating: Default
U fools who think this weapon is not worth it should be smacked. If this weapon lives up to its mith and summons a wolf to help you, that would equal hmmmmmm..................lets think about this...............ummmmmm......
how about........a..........wait lost it.......o yeah.......warrior with a pet =) and if this thing is this hard to get my friend sorry but the wolf would NOT be level 5. The programmers of this game aren't fools ya know. They went to school a long time prolly. I myself think the quest is broken, and that is why Marton Sayer says his kid is at home safe.

ummmmmm yeah
thats my 2 copper
gnoll slayer
# Jul 20 2000 at 10:10 AM Rating: Default
wolf sword
# Jul 20 2000 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
watch, when someone finally does get the sword, it'll summon a wolf, but it'll be only level 5 or so. hehe
The Kid
# Jul 19 2000 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
If Marton Sayer says his infant son joseph is at home isn't the quest messed up u cant get the kid and turn him in if he's already home?
hopefully easy
# Jul 19 2000 at 6:10 AM Rating: Decent
As i am reading the other comments a thought flashed through.. I am just curious, but couldn't it be triggered by talking to the guy about the quest.. That is how the Gnasher is triggered and also how the poachers in Surefall are triggered also, i believe. I am a 24 Ranger on Luclin if anyone figures anything out on this. :0)
# Jul 18 2000 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
hehe ever read "Quest"ions and Answers forum? this was in there and someone posted as a suggestion that lord elgnub is so hard to find, he's a gnoll and gnoll hide tome is also very hard to get. this quest is not worth it, and the stats are made up =)
think about it
# Jul 18 2000 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
ok lets say that this quest works again. well the first apart any way.. this sword has been for ever been rumored to be the mistwalker once finished and true the discription fits it... and i dont know if most of u rangers know but vox will no longer drop MW's (confirmed it with gms) so i would believe the paw idea about the book (think about it how much would u pay for a MW?) the eyes and such i have to clue. but keep ur eyes and ears open i would like to try this quest.
pss could i be sent that pic of that gnoll email is thank u
# Jul 18 2000 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
the book isnt worth couple of hundreds of plats its worth 10k pp + think of it as a GBS and getting it is just CRAZZY the persont that drops the tomb is near ISHVA which is a very hard mob lvl 45+ and if you do get to the room im sure its camped by lvl 50 group since tishva drops the robe a a lvl 39 necro spell which is worth 10k + also my ranger lvl 50 KILLED EVERYTHING in BB and the lord never spawned i waited 1month for him to spaned if i were u guys i rather camp Pzjinn which drops the GBS a lvl 12 necro better chance the sword inst all that good anyways.......
split paw eye
# Jul 18 2000 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
I con amiamble to Marton Sayer, and just tried giving him a split paw eye. He simply gave me a thanks. Never saw Lord Elgnub and personally think this enchanted Gnoll Slayer is an EQ myth.
Paw Hide tome
# Jul 18 2000 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
Um, if you have to use the book it's seriously messed up, this book in DEEP within paw, and took a large group moving through paw just to get to the room. The dropped in mid 30's at least, and the book is worth several hundered plat at least by itself, so i'd be VERY wary of handing it in just to test this....
The one time
# Jul 18 2000 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
That I tried this quest and talked to Marton he said that his son was safe and fast asleep in his room. ????
that pic
# Jul 18 2000 at 7:12 AM Rating: Default
Can you send me a copy of that picture? I'd like to post it on my site with your permission. Mail me at
screen shots
# Jul 18 2000 at 2:52 AM Rating: Decent
How do you submit screen shots? I saw Elgnub last night and got a pic of him :)
No one killed him though, I think it's because he's a necro, and to heal other gnolls (which he did), he had to use dark empathy, which takes some of his own life. He was below half before anyone even tried him. A PC necro pulled him to his pet, but he was lom (the pc) so he had to run to the zone, but he didnt leave.. I think his pet killed elgnub, but since he was already injured by an npc (himself), the pc necro didnt get the kill :(

another fyi; "the gnoll high shaman" spawned twice in a row before elgnub showed up, I think there's a link.
I'm gonna go check out BB again with my other char, so if he does show up, I'll kill him. Good luck
# Jul 16 2000 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
The book that is used to upgrade the sword is the gnoll hide tomb from Splitpaw, you get it from a high lvl shaman, I think hes named
# Jul 14 2000 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
could it be possible the tome is tanned split paw skin you get from the vendor upstairs in the stone bridge in NK?
Gnoll Slayer
# Jul 08 2000 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
I have come to believe that this quest is not working, or is broken somewhere, at least on the Innoruk server. No matter what I can't get Bungle to spawn, despite clearing out the snake (spike) pit, the room between it and the Green Room, and the Green Room. I have done this many times, sometimes unpurposly just for exp and others trying to get Bungle to spawn, and still no luck. Also when I talk to Marton he says that his son is home safe and sound; it seems to me that he wouldn't ask you to do the quest if his kid is already safe. *sigh* I think I have about as much luck getting Bungle to spawn as I do Lord Blackburrow.
Gnoll Slayer
# Jul 07 2000 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
10sv vrs disease does not sound right I think on a recent patch it was changed to 2x damage vrs Gnolls.
Gnoll Slayer
# Jul 07 2000 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
You dont talk to Marton about the Baby more than once you just get the quest and complete it. It is also possible to purchase the Gnoll Hide Tome in some of the evil cities I have found one in Neriak.
Gnoll Slayer
# Jul 07 2000 at 8:59 AM Rating: Default
The Gnoll Slayer is a Magic No-drop Weapon 6/26 when fixed summons a wolf and does 2x damage to gnolls. You get the eye off Splitpaw gnolls it is called preserved splitpaw eye I have yet to find the tome. Hope this helps. When you have found all the items return them to Marton Sayer for The Gnoll Slayer. P.s The only way to trigger the fixed Gnoll Slayer quest is yo give Baby Marton Sayer to Marton Sayer. Lord Elgnub drops him.
eye and tome
# Jul 07 2000 at 6:22 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone know where to get the gnoll eye and tome from?
about lord elgnub
# Jul 06 2000 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
i was camping blackburrow in the spike pit waiting for elgnub, so i decided to shout if anyone had seen him lately, and a guy said "i wish he's somewhere in one of the karanas right now" so i gave him a tell and tlaked to him for a while asking questions. he said he had heard lord elgnub spawned somewhere in west karanas but wasnt sure.this might be true or might going to look around in west karanas for a while and see if i see him. if i do i will write back telling you all
RE: about lord elgnub
# Aug 20 2000 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
I wish I could remember where I read it (I thought it was at But I remember someone also saying Lord beelzebub spawned somehwere in the one of the Karanas... Maybe it was another Lord something.
Elgnub's existance
# Jul 06 2000 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
I have killed him back when I was 24th lvl and saw the baby but left him there i was just passing through and did not know the quest till i made 30th then i kicked my self in the rear for not takeing the kid. hey if you have the gnoll slayer sword would you be intrested in selling it that if your on my server Cazic thule. My name is Inar in the game and will talk cash and trade.
Elgnub's existence
# Jul 06 2000 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
I've seen him, killed him, and have the unenchanted Gnoll Slayer. Here's what did; dunno if it'll work for you.

Went to talk to Sayer, went through the whole text. Ran to BB. Killed the snakes in the Pit, just in case he's a rare spawn for one of them. Saw the Gnoll High Shaman was up, wen't a killed him. Immediately after I looted, I saw Lord Elgnub on track; sure enough, he was in the Pit. With the help of a couple friendly high level rangers, I took him down, looted Baby Joseph Sayer, and went to get Gnoll Slayer.

I dunno which thing I did caused the spawn, if any; maybe I just got really lucky.
# Jul 06 2000 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
Played my ranger from 5-20 in BB with TRACK and nary a once did I see an "Elgnub" on my track list. I think this quest is total BS unless he is a triggered spawn. If he is that then apparently no one knows how to trigger him cause I didn't see him once.
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