Ranger Epic: Swiftwind and Earthcaller  

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Maximum Level:115
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Era:Ruins of Kunark
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Tue Jul 23 22:44:02 2002
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020

Quick Checklist / Guide

[ ] Speak with Telin Darkforest in Burning Wood and receive a Worn Note.

[ ] Get the Shiny Tin Bowl from Ella Foodcrafter
    [ ] Spawn Faelin Bloodbriar in Greater Faydark and give her the Worn Note, receiving Faelin`s Ring.
    [ ] Find Giz X`Tin in Kithicor Forest and give him Faelin`s Ring, receiving a Dark Metal Coin.
    [ ] Give the Dark Metal Coin to Telin Darkforest, he gives it back.
    [ ] Find Althele in East Karana and give her the Dark Metal Coin. You receive Braided Grass Amulet. Sionae spawns nearby.
    [ ] Give Sionae the Braided Grass Amulet, Amulet is returned.
    [ ] Give Nuien the Braided Grass Amulet, Amulet is returned.
    [ ] Give Teloa the Braided Grass Amulet, spawning a Dark Elf Corruptor and two Dark Elf Reavers.
    [ ] Kill all at least the Dark Elf Corruptor and give Althele the Fleshbound Tome. She will give you an Earth Stained Note.
    [ ] Give Ella Foodcrafter in Misty Thicket the Earth Stained Note and receive a Shiny Tin Bowl.

[ ] Craft Hardened Mixture by combining 4 foraged items in the Shiny Tin Bowl.
    [ ] Chilled Tundra Root from Everfrost.
    [ ] Ripened Heartfruit from Greater Faydark.
    [ ] Speckled Molded Mushroom from Innothule Swamp.
    [ ] Sweetened Mudroot from Misty Thicket.

[ ] Get the Ancient Pattern
    [ ] Talk to Alrik Farsight in Timorous Deep and receive a Crushed Pot.
    [ ] Give Farios Elianos in Felwithe the Crushed Pot and receive a Grocery List.
    [ ] Give Merchant Nora in Northern Felwithe the Grocery List and receive a Bag of Provisions.
    [ ] Give the Bag of Provisions to Farios Elianos and receive a Receipt.
    [ ] Give the Receipt to Alrik Farsight and receive an Ancient Pattern.

[ ] Get Platinum Speckled Powder
    [ ] Forage a Rose of Firiona from Firiona Vie.
    [ ] Hail Merdan Fleetfoot in Surefall Glade. ask him "Who is Niera?", then hand him the Rose of Firiona. Receive Wood Painting
    [ ] Track down a human skeleton in Frontier Mountains, give it the Wood Painting receiving a Silver Chained Locket.
    [ ] Give Niera Farbreeze in Surefall Glade the Silver Chained Locket receiving Platinum Speckled Powder.

[ ] Get Enchanted Clay
    [ ] Slay black reavers in City of Mist and loot a Jade Reaver.
    [ ] Speak to Kinlo Strongarm in North Kaladim and give him the Jade Reaver. Receive Clay

[ ] Combine the Ancient Pattern, Platinum Speckled Powder, and Enchanted Clay, creating a Runecrested Bowl.

[ ] Get the Ancient Longsword
    [ ] Give the Hardened Mixture and Runecrested Bowl to Ella Foodcrafter, receiving a Softly Glowing Stone.
    [ ] Slay Venril Sathir in Karnor's Castle and loot a Pulsing Green Stone.
    [ ] Give Foloal Stormforest in Firiona Vie the Pulsing Green Stone and Softly Glowing Stone, receiving a Warmly Glowing Stone.
    [ ] Give Telin Darkforest in Burning Woods the Warmly Glowing Stone. Receive: Ancient Longsword.

[ ] Get a Dwarven Smiths Hammer
    [ ] Spawn Jaeil the Insane by giving Jaeil the Wretched in The Hole Ella's Shiny Tin Bowl and slay him. Loot a Soulbound Hammer.
    [ ] Speak to Mairee Silentone in Erudin Palace and give her the Soulbound Hammer, receiving a Dwarven Smiths Hammer.

[ ] Get the Refined Ancient Sword
    [ ] Slay essence tamers in Plane of Sky and loot a Swirling Sphere of Color.
    [ ] Give Mairee Silentone the Dwarven Smiths Hammer and Swirling Sphere of Color, receiving Hammer of the Ancients.
    [ ] Give Kinlo Strongarm the Hammer of the Ancients spawning Usbak the Old who gives you a Small bit of Mithril Ore.
    [ ] Hail Usbak the Old and give him the Ancient Longsword receiving a Refined Ancient Sword.

[ ] Get the Refined Mithril Blade
    [ ] Give Kinlo Strongarm the Small bit of Mithril Ore receiving a Refined Mithril Blade.

[ ] Get Swiftwind
    [ ] Give Telin Darkforest in Burning Woods the Refined Ancient Sword spawning Faelin Bloodbriar, then give her the Refined Ancient Sword receiving Swiftwind.

[ ] Get Earthcaller
    [ ] Loot a Shattered Emerald of Corruption from Plane of Hate.
    [ ] Give Xanuusus in North Karana the Shattered Emerald of Corruption and Refined Mithril Blade receiving Earthcaller.

Full Walkthrough

Speak to Telin Darkforest in the Burning Woods. He is located near the Skyfire zone. If your faction isn't high enough with him (halflings don't start with enough faction), you'll need to improve it. An easy way to raise faction is by completing the Muffin for Pandos quest (a bunch of times).

You say, 'Hail, Telin Darkforest'

Telin Darkforest looks at you serenely. 'Hello, wanderer.'

You say, 'What are you doing in this forest?'

Telin Darkforest says 'Mighty this place must have been, once. Now scarred by hatred and suffering. I have been sent here seeking answers to problems not yet understood.

You say, 'What answers?'

Telin Darkforest considers you for a few moments before speaking. 'A great evil walks across the land. The hand of some demon we don't yet know is twisting and polluting forests.'

You say, 'What evil?'

Telin Darkforest says 'If I knew that, I wouldn't be here looking for answers. I would be elsewhere, looking for solutions. For now, I suspect much but know little.

You say, 'What do you suspect?'

Telin Darkforest looks at you and sighs. 'The lands are changing. Beasts, large and small, have turned upon those who watched over them. Druids and rangers, worshippers of both Karana and Tunare, have reported a feeling of hatred throughout their once peaceful lands.'

You say, 'Perhaps it is Innoruuk'

Telin Darkforest raises his eyebrow slightly and a subtle look of surprise creeps across his face. 'Innoruuk? Perhaps. Aye. It must be. Perhaps I knew and didn't want to consider the possibility. It must be this though, and some action will have to be taken.'

You say, 'What action should I take?'

Telin Darkforest looks at you consideringly and then scribbles something quickly on a small, worn paper. 'You seem powerful enough. Perhaps you can help those who seek to protect nature's peace. Take this note. Deliver it only into the hands of Faelin Bloodbriar. Where you will find her, I cannot say. She is a friend of mine and a wanderer. She has been seen from one end of the lands to the other. Seek her out, and quickly.'

Telin Darkforest gives you a "Worn Note" which you need to take to Faelin Bloodbriar in Greater Faydark.

Faelin roams around Greater Faydark and has an Orc Pawn as her PH. Their spawn point is at loc +1500, +500.

Faelin Bloodbriar reads the note carefully and growls to herself. 'Bad news, eh? Take this ring. There is one elf, dark elf even, who we must go to in order to gather insight into Innoruuk's plans. Giz X'Tin, he goes by most commonly. Kithacor seems to be his favorite haunt and most likely you will find him there. Don't ask how I know him. Just take the ring as my sign to him and he will speak to you. We don't need to speak again, so don't seek me out, just go to Telin. I must leave to investigate these events.'

Faelin Bloodbriar gives you "Faelins Ring" to take to take to Giz X'Tin, who is located in Kithicor Forest.

Giz X'Tin flips you a coin after he recognizes the ring. 'It seems we have a mutual 'acquaintance.' The coin repays an old debt. You don't have to worry about what that is. Luckily, Lord Innoruuk has informed me of your coming and your desires. Fortunately, I have all the answers you require right here at the end of my friend's blade. I think I'll be paying my old 'friend' a visit.'

Teir`Dal Reaver says 'Lord Innoruuk, I have failed you. Forgive me and spare me from service to your undead minions in the world!

Giz X'Tin gives you a "Dark Metal Coin."

A Teir`Dal Reaver will spawn when you get the Dark Metal Coin however you do not need to kill it.

Head back to the Burning Woods and give the coin to Telin.

Telin Darkforest scratches the coin as he looks at it. 'Faelin sent you to Giz? Surprising. This coin speaks to the outcome of your talk. He would hardly give this bit of metal to a stranger, but that's a story for a different time. So, you say Giz did confirm Innoruuk's involvement, and something about undead minions? Here, take this coin back. Find Arch Druid Althele in the Karanas and show her that. Tell her what we have discussed. She will look kindly on an ally in this matter.'

Telin Darkforest gives you a "Worn Dark Metal Coin" to take to Althele in East Karana.

You say, 'Hail, Althele'

Althele says 'Hello, friend. Beautiful is what I would call such a day normally, but lately? I sense that something is [out of balance].'

You say, 'Out of balance?'

Althele says 'I sense something foreboding, young one, but you should think nothing of it. The sons and daughters of nature will be able to deal with this problem.'

Give the coin to Althele.

Althele looks at the coin and nods gravely at you as she slips it into a fold of her clothing. 'I see. The story of this coin speaks much to me as do the words you have given me. Telin sent word that you would arrive. The tidings you bring are ill indeed. Here, take this amulet and find Sionae. She is nearby. We will speak more on this matter when all are present.'

Althele gives you a "Braided Grass Amulet" to take to Sionae.

You say, 'Hail, Tholris'

Tholris stares in contemplation at the landscape.

Althele says 'Tholris does not speak much. He is here to assist me in my duties. He is my hands, as Fang is my eyes.

Fang barks in response to Althele's words.

You say, 'Why do you need him as your hands and Fang as your eyes?'

Althele says 'Yes. I cannot see any longer, my sight long since lost in the march of years. By the blessings of Tunare and Karana, though, I still make myself useful.

Sionae spawns after you get the Braided Grass Amulet.

Give the amulet to Sionae.

Sionae says 'I see that the time has come. Take the amulet and give it to the third of our kin, Nuien. I will meet you at the gathering.

Sionae gives you a "Frayed Braided Grass Amulet" to take to Nuien.

Give the amulet to Nuien.

Nuien says 'So be it. Do as you have done before and find the next. Teloa is the last.

Nuien gives the "Frayed Braided Grass Amulet" back to you, and Teloa spawns near the waterfall.

Give the amulet to Teloa.

Teloa begins walking toward the gathering spot. 'Follow me to the gathering now.'

Follow Teloa back to where Althele is, which is where the druids are gathering. You will not have the amulet at this point as she does not return it to you.

Althele says 'Great mother of life and father of sky, growth and spirit, Tunare and Karana. Innoruuk once again schemes and we have failed in our duties to protect our land. We give our powers in sacrifice for your help. Heed our call and send us your wisdom.
Althele snaps her head towards you. 'Innoruuk's brood is upon us. Go, find the spawn of hatred before they reach this point and destroy them!'

Dark Elf Corruptor and two Dark Elf Reavers spawn. You need only the Corruptor and loot the Fleshbound Tome.

Dark Elf Corruptor shouts 'We come for you, fools. Your reign of weakness over the powers of the land comes to an end now!

It is not necessary to kill the two Reavers but if you don't, they'll wander to the druids and kill them. Allowing this to happen will waste your time, as you need to hand the "Fleshbound Tome" you looted off the Corruptor into Althele.

Althele hands the book to Tholris who reads through it with lines of concern etched on his face, then whispers into her ear. 'Dire news, indeed. This cannot be allowed. I must keep this book but you must not allow Innoruuk, to seed the land with his hatred and filth. You have only just begun your quest. The path you are guided upon will be difficult, if not impossible, but someone must finish it. Please, take this, read of it, follow its instructions. Tunare bless your path and Karana watch over you.'

Althele gives you the "Earth Stained Note" and then despawns. She will respawn 35 minutes later.

'We cannot speak again. Our circle is now known and must seek sanctuary. In case this note were to fall into others' hands. I cannot tell you plainly the next steps of your task. All I can say is to seek she who walks the path of the mother, she who walks the lands in service to her kin. Give her this note and she will know.'

Head to Misty Thicket and find Ella Foodcrafter. She wanders the path near Rivervale and won't be hard to track down.

You say, 'Hail, Ella Foodcrafter'

Ella Foodcrafter says 'Hi, hi. I've got a lot to do, many mouths to feed, some filthy goblins to smack. If you don't need me for something, please let me go back to my work. Karana watch over you.'

Give the Earth Stained Note to her.

Ella Foodcrafter says 'Hmmm. I've been waiting for someone to bring me this. I'm sorry such a young one as you has taken up this task. Maybe the sky god blesses ya though. Aye, ya have that look in your eye. Our task is to focus the blessings of the gods and cleanse the filth from the land. I have two tasks for ya.'

You say, 'What two tasks?'

Ella Foodcrafter says 'Well, ya ask before ya act. That's a good sign. What I need isn't easy to find. First, I need a mixture. Plain sounding enough but it's a special one. Cleanses the mind and focuses the earth's energies into a forest walker's mind. I don't know how to make it. I don't even know what it's called. I merely know it exists and we'll be needing it for our task. When ya do find how to make it ya can mix it in that bowl. Keep it when you're done, it's a good bowl.'

Ella Foodcrafter gives you a "Shiny Tin Bowl" which identifies as Ellas Reflective Tin Bowl to create the Hardened Mixture.

You say, 'What is the second task?'

Ella Foodcrafter grins. 'Good, ya didn't run off without finding out what else ya need to do. Second, I need a special type of bowl. An ancient type of bowl, which strengthened the food placed inside it, once made by the elves of old. Again, I cannot tell ya how it is made for the making was lost to the ages. Seek this knowledge and these items out in the lands. Come to me when ya have found both.'

Now, you will need to forage:

Chilled Tundra Root in Everfrost.
Ripened Heartfruit in Greater Faydark.
Speckled Molded Mushroom in Innothule Swamp.
Sweetened Mudroot in Misty Thicket.

Combine these four items in the Shiny Tin Bowl to get a "Hardened Mixture." Don't destroy the tin bowl, as you'll need it later in the quest.

Seek out Alrik Farsight who roams near the chessboard in Timorous Deep. He is on Keepers of the Art faction. You will need to be at least amiable to him in order for him to speak to you. It may be raised by doing a bat wing turn in quest described here.

You say, 'I seek an ancient type of bowl made by the elves of old.'

Alrik Farsight rummages through his tattered bag and throws aside a towel. 'Too many towels. Oh well, someone told me they were good to have once. Here it is, a bowl pattern. Interesting bowl. Looks almost like a magical bowl but I'm no potter. You need it, you say? Well, it is interesting. Part of my research here is for the wizard guild in Felwithe. I'm sure they'd put a high price on this one, the enchanters guild being so interested in trading for magical paraphernalia and all. Of course if you helped me out on a chore I have, I'd be happy to give it to you. I need to deliver an artifact to the guild and I'd much rather stay here exploring. If you wish, you can take the artifact and return with the receipt and I will give you the pattern.'

You say, 'I will take the artifact.'

Alrik Farsight says 'Hah! Okay then. Here take this to Farios Elianos in Felwithe. He will give you the Receipt.

Alrik Farsight gives you "Crushed Pot" to give to Farios Elianos in Southern Felwithe.

Farios Elianos says, 'Why in the nine hells would I need a crushed pot? Perhaps I could use it to not hold water! Why did you even bother me with this? Are you mentally deficient? Apparently. Oh, well, you're just a servant boy. Well, then, we'll make you useful, if just a little. Take this shopping list and go get my groceries. Take it to Nora in the tavern. She'll know what I need.'

Farios Elianos gives you a "Grocery List" to give to Merchant Nora.

Merchant Nora says 'You hardly look like the type of errand runner Farios usually sends out to fetch his groceries but here they are. I hope he chokes on them. Oh, and tell him he still owes me five gold for his last order!

Merchant Nora gives you a "Bag of Provisions" to take to Farios Elianos.

Take the bag of Provisions back to Farios Elianos and give it to him.

Farios Elianos says 'Ah, good. Here's a few copper and a receipt for services rendered. Now be off, I'm sure citizens across the land are in dire need of broken pots at right this moment.

Farios Elianos gives you a "Receipt" to take to Alrik Farsight.

Go back to Alrik Farsight and give him the Receipt.

Alrik Farsight grins happily. 'Excellent! Was he pleased with the artifact? Oh, that's not even worth answering. I'm sure he was. He's always happy with the things I send him. That's why he honored me with this position of esteem, searching for useful and powerful items in this newly discovered land.'

You receive an "Ancient Pattern."

Go to Firiona Vie in Kunark and forage a "Rose of Firiona."

Now head to Merdan Fleetfoot in Surefall Glade:

You say, 'Hail, Merdan Fleetfoot'

Merdan Fleetfoot says 'Yes Niera! Oh. Erm. Hi. I mean, uh. How are you?'

You say, 'Who is Niera?'

Merdan Fleetfoot blushes. 'She is, uh.. I don't know. I haven't been able to speak with her. She has many suitors, and I'm just another poor ranger. I spend my days here pretending to fish, to carve bows, but really I'm just waiting to catch a glimpse of her. I thought about adventuring into the world to find some kind of token to give her, to show her how I feel, but I cant tear myself away from here.'

Give Merdan Fleetfoot a Rose of Firiona.

Merdan Fleetfoot blinks and looks at the flower. 'This is perfect. Thank you! I'm going to go over to her now. Erm, well, maybe I'll wait a week to let the uh.. beauty of the flower.. uhm.. blossom. Yes, that sounds good. Here, you take this painting. I don't need it now. I made it myself, she wouldn't like it anyways.'

Merdan Fleetfoot gives you a "Wood Painting" to give to a Human Skeleton in Frontier Mountains.

a human skeleton begins to crack and disintegrate, its body collapsing into a pile of dust that scatters into the winds. On the ground you notice a locket on a fine, thin chain which you pick up ("Silver Chained Locket").

Head back to Surefall and give the locket to Niera Farbreeze and she will give you "Platinum Speckled Powder."

Niera Farbreeze says 'This, this is my mother's amulet. I cannot believe it. Please, take this powder you say you need. Perhaps it does have powers, I don't know, I don't care. Thank you, my eternal thanks for this.

Seek out Kinlo Strongarm in Kaladim.

You say, 'What mud?'

Kinlo Strongarm says 'Eh? Oh, the clay. Arrr. Lots o that mud round 'ere. Mostly, a good dwarf not be needin somethin so soft 'n squishy but the womenfolk, you know, the elves come lookin fer it. If ye be one o' those pansy elves wantin some mud fer workin into fairy statues, flashy trinkets, 'n pig sticker arrers then I can get it for ye. Course I'd be lowerin meself, a good dwarf, ta be diggin that kinda mush outta the ground, but I can do it fer ya.

You say, 'Do it for me.'

Kinlo Strongarm says 'Arrr. Shaddap. I ain't doin it til ya bring me something. A fee, I guess yed call it, fer lowerin meself ta elf woman work. Go get me a good strong axe and I'll do it fer ye. Mebbe somethin with a good tinted polish on it. I got plenty o' axes but no tinted ones. Har har! Colored axe. Something to go with the color left on the blade after I be crackin open a gobbo head.

He wants a Jade Reaver from the City of Mist.

Give Kinlo a Reaver, and he will give you Enchanted Clay.

Kinlo Strongarm says 'Arrrrr. Ooooo. Arrrrrr... Yah, now that's what I be callin a good lookin axe. I be crackin a few skulls with this one. Oh, here's yer block o' mud. Our priests o' Brell use the mud pit fer relievin themselves after really hard ale blessin ceremonies, so ya ain't got ta be enchantin it in holy water or anythin cause they already have. Har har!

Combine the Ancient Pattern, Enchanted Clay, and Platinum Speckled Powder in a Pottery Wheel to make a Runecrested Bowl, which identifies as "A meticulously decorated bowl." This requires no skill in pottery to do and any pottery wheel should work.

Head back to Misty Thicket and visit Ella Foodcrafter. Give her the Hardened Mixture and Runecrested Bowl.

Ella Foodcrafter smiles slowly as she works the mixture in the bowl and it starts to shine with power. 'This is... a piece of a lost magic item known as Nature's Gem. When restored to completeness I've heard its healing powers will be extraordinary. Take it now. I will take the bowl and hopefully do some good from my end. From here, you can go many ways but I can't guide your path step by step. The only advise I can give you is to look for ones such as yourself.'

Ella Foodcrafter gives you the "Softly Glowing Stone," which identifies as Left Half of Natures Balance.

Seek out Foloal Stormforest in Firiona Vie.

You say, 'Are you one such as myself?'

Foloal Stormforest stares at you and whispers. 'You must be the one that has been spoken of. Yes, yes I am one of the circle. There are many of us in the lands right now, all seeking answers to the ills that have befallen our homes.'

You say, 'What answers?'

Foloal Stormforest says 'I have heard whispers of new Iksar movements in the land. The name of Venril Sathir is on the scaled lips and sharp tongues of every cold blooded lizard in this place.'

You say, 'What about venril sathir?'

Foloal Stormforest says 'All I've heard are whispers of connections between the undead lizards and the dark god of hate. There's some kind of history behind the two. It might be that Venril is the main focus of Innoruuk's will in the land. Then again, maybe not, but this is the best we've gotten so far. If you think you can do it, then find him and remove him from the face of this earth. Bring me the half of the stone I know you have and whatever conduit of power you find on his rotting corpse.

Locate Venril Sathir's Remains in Karnor's Castle. VSR spawns about 24 hours after the real Venril Sathir is killed.

Venril Sathir's Remains says 'The living fire. I seek the fires of life. Bring them.

Use the spell Dance of the Fireflies to summon a Firefly Globe. Give Venril Sathirs remains the Firefly Globe, which causes the Spirit of Venril Sathir to spawn.

Venril Sathir's Remains grasps the glowing sphere of fireflies from your hands. Tendrils of mystical energy begin to flow forth from the swarm of glowing insects like tiny fingers. The glowing tendrils begin to reach into the ribcage of the rotting remains of Venril Sathir, coalescing into the form of an Iksar ghost.

You say, 'Hail, Spirit of Venril Sathir'

Spirit of Venril Sathir says 'So mortals, you seek to end the tainting of Tunare's children? So be it, I have no cares. My death has been caused by this foolishness and I want no more to do with it. Bring me a scroll with the knowledge of resurrection so that I may once again live. I will hand you that which you seek.

Give the Spirit of Venril Sathir the cleric version of the Spell: Resurrection scroll.

Spirit of Venril Sathir says 'I am alive! My thanks to you. And now I will aid you in your quest for preserving the forests of norrath. Your carcass will help nurture the soils of the wilderness.

Venril Sathir respawns. Kill Venril Sathir to get the "Pulsing Green Stone," which identifies as Pulsing with a sickly light. This version of Venril Sathir should be easier to kill as I have been told that he does not Lifetap. He will drop two Pulsing Green Stones and nothing else.

Head back to Firiona and hand Foloal Stormforest the Pulsing Green Stone and Softly Glowing Stone.

Foloal Stormforest blinks and carefully takes the stones from you, cautiously scratching the jagged green stone against the other. Its skin seems to shiver and flake at the contact and eventually begins to shine brightly. 'With the gem nature's balance is complete. Take the stone and walk your path. Blade or lightning caller, burning sword or the mother's walk.'

Foloal Stormforest gives you the "Warmly Glowing Stone," that identifies as Natures Balance Completed.

Head to the Burning Woods and give Telin Darkforest the Warmly Glowing Stone.

Telin Darkforest nods as he unbuckles his sword and hands it to you. 'The storm callers are working on containing and fighting against the corruption but they can not hold back the inevitable for long. It is up to us to strike against Innoruuk directly. If we were warriors or paladins we would have a fancy ceremony and plenty of feasting but we're just rangers, without time for pleasantries. The sword you hold in your hands is one of the oldest blades known, even to the eldest. To strike at the darkest heart of evil requires a weapon beyond this, or even ones you may carry at your side. The first task, the first preparation you must make is the smithing of that blade. Its edge sharpened, its balance made perfect. When you have finished, bring me this sword again.

Telin gives you an "Ancient Longsword," which identifies as a "Finely Crafted Longsword."

Head back to Kinlo Strongarm in Kaladim and ask him about the ancient.

You say, 'What ancient?'

Kinlo Strongarm says 'The ancient smiths, for what I think yer askin about, ain't been around fer a long time, laddy. Last anyone heard o' the ancients was 'fore my time even. There be more than a few tales about 'em.

You say, 'What few tales?'

Kinlo Strongarm says 'There be some who talk about how the ancient smiths went down to work fer the duke o' below, sayin he be needin some fine dwarven smiths fer makin some castle or some such. There be tales that the ancients were so good at smithin that the duke took 'em down and made 'em head smiths over his minions. There's even tales that some o the smiths' souls were trapped in their hammers, stuck there by some necromancer or somethin, as punishment or retribution.

You say, 'What hammers?'

Kinlo Strongarm says 'Aye. Some says their souls were bound into their hammers by an Erudite necromancer and enchanter. They say they used the power of the hammers ta profit by makin ships, boats, and houses better than any other merchants. Sad tale, if'n it be true.

You say, 'What Erudite necromancer?'

Kinlo Strongarm says 'I'm not knowin more about the story, lad. Everythin I know is already in what I said. Aye, Erudites. I suppose if yer wantin ta run after shortbeard tales ya can look over on that plague island they call Odus.

You say, 'What Erudite Enchanter?'

Kinlo Strongarm says 'I'm not knowing more about the story, lad. Everything I know is already in what I said. Aye, Erudites. I suppose if yer wantin ta run after shortbeard tales you can look over on that plagued island they call Odus.

Head to The Hole with a raid and make your way down toward Jaeil the Wretched. Jaeil is indifferent by default.

You say, 'Hail, Jaeil the Wretched'

Jaeil the Wretched whimpers pathetically as his reflection catches his eye. He turns and stares pitifully at the ceiling.

Jaeil the Wretched shields his eyes from his reflection in the water, occasionally gibbering as he scratches at a flapping, rotted patch of skin on his sunken face. In his arms he cradles something. He seems to emanate an aura of power.

Stand behind Jaeil the Wretched to make him indifferent to you, then give him the Shiny Tin Bowl so that he will see his reflection.

Jaeil the Wretched howls in anger, his body seeming to suck energy from the walls around him as he sees his reflection. He pulls a hammer from the bundle in his arms and swings fiercely at your head.

Jaeil the Insane spawns and attacks. Kill Jaeil the Insane and loot the "Soulbound Hammer," which identifies as Hammer of an ancient dwarf. Jaeil the Wretched used to remain there and could be chain triggered. Since the revamp of Old Paineel, he will poof once he receives the bowl.

Give the Soulbound Hammer to Kinlo Strongarm.

Kinlo Strongarm examines the hammer respectfully, admiring its craftsmanship. He strikes it against his anvil and winces as a howl fills the air. 'This is one of the ancients' hammers? I can almost, well, almost hear it callin ta me. It's strong, that's fer sure, lad. I don't know how ye got it, but aye, a dwarf could make a mighty blade with this. It's lookin like this thing still has its owner inside it though. I'm not knowin how, and not wantin to know, but fer yer own good ye better find some way ta get 'im out.'

Kinlo gives you back the "Soulbound Hammer," which identifies as Hammer of an ancient dwarf.

Off to Erudin Palace to find Mairee Silentone. Talk to her about an ancient hammer.

You say, 'What ancient hammer?'

Mairee Silentone says 'Yes, the ancient hammer. I heard something about that. Do you mind if I take a look at it?'

Give Mairee Silentone the "Soulbound Hammer," which identifies as Hammer of an ancient dwarf.

Mairee Silentone makes a few marks on the hammer, and all the while you can hear a muffled cursing coming from the hammer head. 'Yes, it is an ancient dwarf's hammer. Interesting artifact. I've marked it to keep it stable while you retrieve something for me. You need to travel to the Plane of Sky and find a swirling sphere of color. Bring it and the hammer back to me.'

Mairee Silentone gives you the "Dwarven Smiths Hammer," which identifies as Hammer of an ancient dwarf.

Head to Island Four of the Plane of Sky and kill an essence tamer which drops the Swirling Sphere of Color.

Give Mairee Silentone the Hammer and the Swirling Sphere of Color.

Mairee Silentone holds the sphere and makes intricate marks and patterns on it, eventually turning the entire crystal clear. She rolls it across the hammer, raising a ringing sound in the room. 'There. Now take the hammer back to Kinlo. He'll know what to do from here. Good luck to you .'

Mairee Silentone gives you the "Hammer of the Ancients," which identifies as Hammer of an ancient dwarf.

Back in Kaladim, hand Kinlo Strongarm the Hammer of the Ancients, which causes Usbak the Old to spawn.

Kinlo Strongarm looks at the hammer and nods once before slamming the head against his anvil, and shattering the head. In a cloud of dust, another dwarf appears from the cloud and tosses you a hunk of metal. Kinlo stares in awe.

Usbak the Old gives you "Small bit of Mithril Ore," which identifies as Small bit of Mithril Ore.

You say, 'Hail, Usbak the Old'

Usbak the Old says 'Took ya long enough! Ye'd think ya had an Orc head on them shoulders there. I'm owin' ya for yer help though. Else I'd have been on that darn hammer for ages. Ye said ya had an ancient blade or somethin ta be smithin. If so lemme see it.

Give Usbak the Old the Ancient Longsword and he gives you the "Refined Ancient Sword," which identifies as Sword to show Telin.

Usbak the Old admires the blade and then starts to bang the edge with a hammer. 'Hah, that was a good blade, no doubt. Ain't seen one I couldn't make better though. I'm knowin' yer cause and all I know is ye should take that ancient blade ta yer friend in the woods, he'll know what to do now. With that I'm gonna be takin muh leave. Debt paid and all. If'n yer wantin' another blade, which ye do, ye got enough ore left that Kinlo can do it for ye'

Usbak the Old despawns. Give the Small bit of Mithril Ore to Kinlo Stirngarm and he forges the "Refined Mithril Blade" for you.

Kinlo Strongarm says 'Erm. Well, I aint never worked with this stuff but here's what I got for ya. It ain't bad, pretty much like the one ye got there. I suppose ye should take the one the ancient made and show it ta yer friend.

Head to the Burning Woods again and give Telin Darkforest the Refined Ancient Sword. He returns the sword.

Telin Darkforest smiles slowly. 'Now that's fine work. Just a moment, we have a friend here who can enchant one of the blades. Give her the blade the ancient smithed.'

Faelin appears.

You say, 'Hail, Faelin'

Faelin says, 'Didn't think I was gone for good, did you? We're that much closer to finishing this trial of our strength, thanks to you.'

Give her the Refined Ancient Sword. She enchants it and returns it to you.

Faelin smiles at you, then closes her eyes as she sets the gem 'Nature's Balance' into the crossguard and begins to channel her spirit into the sword. The ground rumbles loudly as she casts. She collapses in exhaustion after a short time. 'Take the blade, and perhaps you can finish this. You must strike at Innoruuk's heart. Bring his shattered gem and the Mithril blade to Xanuusus. Only with Innoruuk's death can the balance of the land once again be restored. If we do not meet again, remember you always have my eternal thanks.'

This lands you the first half of the Ranger epic:

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 21
DMG: 13
STR: +15 DEX: +5 STA: +10 HP: +50
Effect: Swift Spirit
WT: 2.0
Class: RNG

Now for the Earthcaller.

Head to the Plane of Hate in search of the "Shattered Emerald of Corruption." This item drops randomly off "mini bosses" (Grandmaster R'Tal, Coercer T'Vala, and Avatar of Abhorrance are confirmed) and frequently off Innoruuk himself.

Once you've obtained the emerald, find Xanuusus in North Karana.

You say, 'Hail, Xanuusus'

Xanuusus says 'Greetings, small one! I am Xanuusus of the Stormreapers. You are welcome to rest beneath my mighty branches.

Give Xanuusus the Refined Mithril Blade and the Shattered Emerald of Corruption.

Xanuusus waves his hands over the gem of corruption and a wave of warm energy passes through the area. With care for such a huge creature, he melds the gem into the sword and seems to glow all over as he channels energy into the weapon. 'Thus is the link of hate broken between Innoruuk and the spirit of earth. Through your will has balance returned. Your deeds, your work for the good of all, will be remembered by anyone who walks beneath the canopy of a forest or roams the plains. Continue your vigil over nature's balance.'

You now have the second half of your epic:

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 14
STR: +15 DEX: +10 STA: +5 HP: +50
Effect: Earthcall
WT: 2.0

Class: RNG

You get access to the title "Windcaller."
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Mistress of Scorn
# Aug 05 2003 at 6:50 AM Rating: Decent
Wanted to confirm that SEoC dropped from the Mistress of Scorn for us last night.
Felin Darkforest won't talk to me...
# Aug 04 2003 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
My main is a lvl 55 Ranger of Karana - I just decided to finally get off my halfling duff and start my epic. I travel all the way to BW and find Mr. Darkforest but he tells me I must prove my dedication before he will speak to me of such matters.

Something interesting - when I found him, there were two woodelves, both named Faelin, running around him and pausing to buff themselves at the exact same time. Could this be some indication that he's bugged at this time?

Has anyone else had this same issue? I think I've proven my dedication through months of rangering all over Norrath...
RE: Felin Darkforest won't talk to me...
# Aug 11 2003 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
i just finished the first half of my epic last night.I found the same thing but it did not matter.

i went to see Kinlo Strongarm in Kaladim, there was Usbak the Old standing there beside him. i just figured someone had just done their turn in. and continued with mine. with out any problem.

when i got to BW and Telin Darkforest there was Faelin Bloodbriar already spawned. i did my turn in. again there was no problem, and i am now the proud owner of my Swiftwind

Edited, Mon Aug 11 11:49:32 2003
# Aug 02 2003 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
We got one off an Eerie Chest this morning. Not sure if thats what your looking for. But it wasn't something that was confirmed as dropping it. (SEOC)
LF Diff MQs.....
# Jul 31 2003 at 4:06 AM Rating: Decent
Hullo fellow RNGs!
Im LF diff MQs on RNG epic cus im too lazy to camp them or start a raid.... Im LF MQ on Soulbound Hammer and Pulsing Green Stone! Plz! Im trading VERY well or paying for these MQs! And yes, they can all get MQed!

Also, VSR DOES Lifetap, i experienced it when i was gonna kill him with a small grp... I was 49 and we had a 65 WIZ 65 WAR and 64 CLR we got whiped cus he started to Lifetap.... So watch out when ur trying to kill VSR hell start Lifetap when hes down on 30% Hp

Also Jaeil the Insane is a bit tricky, you will need a lvl 60 bard 1 for each grp you wanna take with you since they get an invincible song, just jump down with the invincible song on and run to the big rock who are right behind you when u land on the ground. You might aswell watch out for the Scalekeeper cus if you run past him he might start attacking you, and hes really not fun..

Tweian Furiousblade of Karana
55 Outrider of Tunare
Mid way
# Jul 16 2003 at 5:45 PM Rating: Default
734 posts

Edited, Fri Jul 18 14:30:15 2003
Come visit my housing creations 20+ in Cedar Country Meadows, ZEK.
Mid way
# Jul 16 2003 at 5:44 PM Rating: Default
734 posts
Can you skip a lot of the chasing after stuff in front of the quest? IE: Give Merdan Fleetfoot a Rose of Firiona.

Merdan Fleetfoot blinks and looks at the flower. 'This is perfect. Thank you! I'm going to go over to her now. Erm, well, maybe I'll wait a week to let the uh.. beauty of the flower.. uhm.. blossom. Yes, that sounds good. Here, you take this painting. I don't need it now. I made it myself, she wouldn't like it anyways.'

Merdan Fleetfoot gives you a "Wood Painting" to give to a Human Skeleton in Frontier Mountains.

I have been holding onto this painting since I was about lvl 20.

If anyone has intercepted the epic in part please give tell if it is successful or if you have to do from start.


Vinney Ranger 53 Rallos Zek
Come visit my housing creations 20+ in Cedar Country Meadows, ZEK.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 21 2003 at 2:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WTF!! A LUMP OF CLAY FOR A JADE REAVER!!!! KISS MY ***!!!
revamped hate??
# May 29 2003 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
I got swiftwind at 50, level 55 now on Jolea and still no SEOC to get earthcaller, my question is since the revamp of hate (have not been since that happened) how is the drop rate? does it still drop from mini's?....

55 Outrider Emarr

Edited, Thu May 29 11:15:53 2003
RE: revamped hate??
# Jun 12 2003 at 7:17 AM Rating: Good
No they now are a random drop off any first level mobs.
RE: revamped hate??
# Jul 10 2003 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
can anyone confirm this being dropped off trash mobs on first level or is this just a hoax!
felwithe faction
# May 24 2003 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
i tried to go to TD to turn into alrik farsight in TD but he wouldn't talk to me, most people said to go turn in bat wings into niola imholder, but my faction is too low t even turn the bat wings to her, the muffin quest DOES NOT raise faction with niola how can i get fact? also killing orcs does not raise it

Edited, Sun May 25 11:55:04 2003
RE: felwithe faction
# Jul 16 2003 at 1:00 PM Rating: Good
149 posts
Here's a MUCH better and easier quest to do to get your Keepers of the Art faction up :)

Jeremy's Letter
Kyrros <Knights Of Insomnia>
Guild Leader and Guild Historian
Human Veteran Ranger and Warder of Tunare for 70 seasons
Knights of Insomnia Homepage - Hosted by Guildportal.com
RE: felwithe faction
# May 27 2003 at 8:22 PM Rating: Default
sneak behind the woman in felwithe ( been a while since i did Swifty :D ) , hand in4 4 batwings at a time , receiving a crappy lvl 5 mage spell. it took me like 250+ batwings tho before alrik would answer my hails
RE: felwithe faction
# Jun 23 2003 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
yup, took me exactly 200 batwings to go from indif to amiable by turning in batwings.
sheesh, that was tedious. :(
specific lore
# May 13 2003 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
867 posts
does anyone know a site that has lore for the ranger epic specifically?thanks :)
# May 10 2003 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
Here is the definitive source for in game accurate everquest lore. Compiled by my friend Sir Banegrivm Shadowblight, who raised two armies and won the battle of Bloody Kithicor in Beta on two servers.

Banegrivm now works for Brad MCQuaid making the lore in EQ RPG, so it is all VERIFIED and TRUE.

GO HERE----> http://www.1stfistoflight.com/~fol/public_html/codex/
Warning about the early part of the quest
# Apr 28 2003 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
I had a problem with the Druid Epic Quest (same part for Ranger Quest) that I wanted to share with you so none of you accidently make the same mistake.

Do NOT turn in the worn metal coin to Athele in East Karana until you are ready for the Dark Elf Corruptor. I had turned in the worn metal coin to Athele, but since I didn't have anyone to help me with the DE corruptor, I didn't turn in the necklace to the other druids yet. A week later, with a Guild group ready to go, I returned to East Karana, but the three druids were nowhere to be found. Apparently, they despawn after awhile, and will not return. I talked to a GM but since it was not a bug, there was nothing that they would do. I had to destroy the necklace and start the entire Epic from the start again. So, be careful and keep the coin until you are ready to go.

Hope this helps. :-)
Level based
# Apr 21 2003 at 4:47 AM Rating: Good
As a level 32 Ranger I figured I could do the first couple of errands for this quest just to get things going but no such luck. Even being considered an "ally" I get this from him.

"Telin Darkforest looks at you consideringly and then turns away." "Aye, action must be taken but I could not allow you to undertake such a task. Meaning no disrespect but to work against such evil is no task for one of your experience. Set off for easier adventures."

Before I got my faction to "ally" he would not even talk to me. Now he thinks I am just to weak! Guess I have to wait 14 more level's!? :(


Edited, Mon Apr 21 05:11:42 2003
RE: Level based
# Jul 01 2003 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Went there at level 45, ally, no such luck, back at 46, same faction, got the note.
I may be a paper tank, but man do paper-cuts hurt...

Upnya Nluvinit
53th season Ranger of Tunare
<Destinys Awaken>
Luclin server
#REDACTED, Posted: May 27 2003 at 8:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) its just a polite way for telin to say :
46 seems to be the level
# Apr 15 2003 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
I tried him at 44 when he conned indif to me and he wouldn't speak to me. Came back at 46 with amiable faction and i got the note so i am sure, So to put to bed the notion that you need to higher than that or lower just don't waste your time just wait till 46 and make sure you kill plenty of orcs on the way up. Oh and for the guy that gave the dwarf in freeport a ton of muffins it would have been easier to spend a day or 2 shooting arrows at orcs in crushbone for the faction hits
42 wasn't enough.....or, faction.....
# Apr 11 2003 at 9:32 AM Rating: Default
I've read all the posts on this, here's my story to date: 42Ranger Halfling of Karana went to guy who starts epic in Burning Wood and was told, "You have not done enough to prove yourself yet.....".....or, words to that effect. Can anyone who has posted re-post for me with all your relevent stats toward faction, diety, etc, aaaand, anyone knowing something I don't who hasn't posted - please let me know of your successes. Me, I'm gonna go back each time I ding and hope that he it is level dependant. If I read otherwise, I'd like to be workin on it as soon as is possible.....Peace and Love to you all from Luclin Server.....

Edited, Sat Jun 28 16:25:10 2003
RE: 42 wasn't enough.....or, faction.....
# Apr 12 2003 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
Hi there. What I was told was that I should wait until I dinged 46 (you can see my post below on the first leg of the quest). That seemed to work, I went to him at 46 and had ally faction (kill all the orcs you can in CB and GFay!) and he was willing to give out the quest.
RE: 42 wasn't enough.....or, faction.....
# Apr 11 2003 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Sat Jun 28 16:23:56 2003
Shattered Emerald Of Corruption (Drops in Hate)
# Apr 08 2003 at 3:06 PM Rating: Default
Looking for a Shattered Emerald Of Corruption MQ'd (Luclin Server) or obtained Via Hate raid if you got one in bank rotting send me a tell or email me Runical@bloodofthedragon.net
# Mar 09 2003 at 8:30 AM Rating: Default
why is woodelves excluded from using/doing this quest? theres a lot of woodelf rangers.
RE: why?
# Mar 10 2003 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
I'm pretty sure the ELF refers to wood elves.
RE: why?
# Mar 11 2003 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
This is the ranger epic. So if your char is a ranger, they can do the quest and get this item. Races that can be rangers are humans, halflings, half elves, and wood elves.
RE: why?
# Mar 11 2003 at 3:41 PM Rating: Default

Edited, Tue Mar 11 15:09:45 2003
Not so anymore...
# Mar 08 2003 at 2:18 AM Rating: Decent
I keep reading about people starting this quest before 45 and how it's all about faction. Telin has looked upon me warmly since I was in my late 30's, and still does at 42, and I still CANNOT start my epic. I get the inexperienced message. If you could once start it sooner, it is no longer so. Also, I've been told that the swirling sphere of color is no longer no drop, can anyone verify/deny this?

EDIT: The minimum level of 45 is from Crydee's epic guide, and it also claims that the final turn-in's can be done at 45, although I've heard that pre-51 item turn-in will result in the loss of your items requiring you to start over.

Edited, Sat Mar 8 01:53:49 2003
Started at 46
# Feb 21 2003 at 3:08 PM Rating: Excellent
I dinged 46 last night and decided to leave DL and start my epic. Went to Burning Woods, found Telin and went through the dialogue with him. He gave me the note and sent me on my way. He conned ally to me. I guess all those lvls spent killing in CB paid out, and I still whack any orc I see out of habit. Faelin does spawn at pos1500 pos 500, with an orc pawn PH. Only took me 3 pawns until she spawned. Make sure you have the note ready to give to her as she takes off running. My trick is to open inventory and open the bag the note is in. Then close inventory, but the bag is still open on the screen. Move the bag to the side of the screen. When she popped, i got the note quickly and gave it to her. Don't get worried when she despawns as soon as you give her the note and dont see a ring on your cursor. It is in your inventory, that is where mine showed up. Now for Giz. I was killing greens for 3 days, no Giz. Then someone told me that he spawns between 6 and 8pm EQ time when zone is changing over to night creatures. Well, sure enough he spawned at 6pm and started walking. Walked with him, gave him ring and got coin. Immediately a reaver spawned and started hitting me. Ran outta there to zone. Turned into Telin and now off to Althele. She respawns 30 minutes after the person before finishes their turn in. When you go to do the turn in to Teloa, she is already walking to the group, and you can wait until she gets to the group to turn it in to her. Then there is a couple of minute wait until they all cast then Altele says her line about the evil spawn are here. Killed the DEs and did the turn in and got the Earth Stained note. I had already foraged everything I needed, so went to Ella in Misty Thicket. She will be running along the path, and doesn't stop. Run with her and give her note. Have a hotkey with the phrase "What is the second thing?" ready, and hit that. She will then stop. You do not need to say the phrase "what are the two things?" because I tried a few times and no response. Went right to the second thing phrase and she stopped and talked to me. I combined everything and now have my hardened mixture. Then came all the turnins around the world. Just some notes on those: Alrik Farsight in TD is easy to get to for those who don't mind swimming and the TLs are up. I just got the TL at the BB docks to TD, then jumped in water and swam slightly SE to the island where he is. Put him on track and followed him in. Swim back to TL and off to S. Felwithe. Farios is in the shop directly ahead of the zone in to S. Felwithe. He is in the room first on the right in the hall. Merchant Nora is not in the tavern as he says, but is the rightmost NPC on the first floor of the Shop of All Holds in N. Felwithe. Merdan is just past the archery range in Surefall, and Niera is to the right as you zone in to Surefall by the water. The human skeleton in Frontier is right near the zoneline, found mine climbing the mountain. Now I have to get myself a jade reaver from CoM, since I see they are selling for at least 5k in the bazaar, which I can not afford. Hope my experiences are helpful to some of you out there who are looking to start your epic.

Edited, Mon Feb 24 10:46:40 2003
Tried to start at 33
# Feb 20 2003 at 8:27 AM Rating: Default
I tried to start tonight at level 33 after pumping that dwarf full of 64 stacks of muffins. I was ally, but not max ally, and Telin just told me that I was too unexperienced to begin. I should be 35 soon, and hopefully he'll give me the note then.
# Feb 20 2003 at 3:38 AM Rating: Default
Advice... send one person after each mob. My friend and I went for the corruptor figuring they'd be together. Now I gotta start over because the reavers got to the druids.
Telin has some issues...
# Feb 19 2003 at 9:10 PM Rating: Default
OK I wen to get start my epic... got the note... YAY! A lvl 40 ranger there tryin to get it. I say "What's yer faction at" and Telin tried to give me the note again. He(the lvl 40) tried it and got the same "not experienced enough message".

So if you ask telin about his level he will start the quest. A bit odd I think.
RE: Telin has some issues...
# Feb 20 2003 at 1:17 AM Rating: Default
BTW I was 49... not the 40 =)
Start and Finish
# Feb 19 2003 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
You can start it under 50, but you can't finish it under 50. I believe the point it stops you is when you have to get the sword from Telin the first time (the ancient sword), but not sure exactly. I think at that point he gives you the 'you are too inexperienced' message. So just spend the pre-50's doing the foraging crap and useless handins.

Oh and jjkk, I started it at 35. Telin responded to me when I said 'what are you doing in this forest'.

When to finish
# Feb 15 2003 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Has anyone finished this quest under level 50?
# Feb 15 2003 at 12:44 PM Rating: Default
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