Rogue Epic: Ragebringer  

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Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Epic
  • Experience
  • Faction
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Quest Items:
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Era:Ruins of Kunark
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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  • All
Entered: Sat May 18 17:27:52 2002
Modified: Sun Apr 19 21:36:20 2020

NOTE: A patch on April 22, 2015, added a work-around to obtain bottleneck items from Phinigel Autropos (Kedge Keep), Gorenaire (Dreadlands), and Talendor (Skyfire Mountains).

- In Kedge Keep, a harbinger of the seas can help adventurers get their epic 1.0 pieces that would normally drop from Phinigel Autropos.
- In Dreadlands, a harbinger of frost can help adventurers get their epic 1.0 pieces that would normally drop from Gorenaire.
- In Skyfire Mountains, a harbinger of flame can help adventurers get their epic 1.0 pieces that would normally drop from Talendor.

Quick Checklist / Guide

Eldreth timer = 5-7hrs
Yendar timer = 5-7hrs

[ ] Pickpocket Stained Parchment Top Pickpocket - Founy Jesthands North Kaladim
[ ] Pickpocket Stained Parchment Bottom Pickpocket - Tani N'Mar Neriak 3rd Gate

[ ] Stanos Pouch (can get it from Malka in Sewers) **can skip say "here to see stanos" to Anson in highpass

[ ] Spawn Stanos in Highpass and turnin both Stained Parchments, received Combined Parchment
[ ] Give Eldreth in Lake Rathe Combined Parchment, 2 Bottles of Milk, and 100p. Receive Scribbled Parchment
[ ] Loot Book of Souls in Plane of Hate (Located at +178, -320 the top of a dresser)

[ ] **FIGHT**Steamfont Mountains. Give Yendar Starpyre Scribbled Parchment, receive Tattered Parchment. Give respawned Yendar Tattered Note + Book of Souls to spawn Renux. Kill Renux and loot Jagged Diamond Dagger and Translated Parchment. (Druid/Necro can solo this fight but 2 makes it way easier to land snare).
[ ] Spawn Stanos in Highpass and give him Translated Parchment, receive Sealed Box

[ ] **FIGHT**Take small raidforce to Kithicor to kill General V'Ghera. Spawn by handing ANY Dark elf in the central building the Sealed Box by using Sneak, Loot General's Pouch.

[ ] If General doesn't drop Cazic Quill (VERY LIKELY), do Robe subquest to obtain it. Spawn "a brigand" at the West Karana bandit camp and wait until nighttime for Vilnius the Small to take over his spawn. Hand Vilnius all 4 robes to Receive Cazic Quill. *Robes are Multiquestable
  [ ] Robe of the Kedge from either Phinigel Autropos or Coercer / Advisor Darkelves in Kithicor
  [ ] Robe of the Ishva from Ishva Mal in South Karana
  [ ] Shining Metallic Robe from Ghoul Arch Magus or Yendar Starpyre in Kunark
  [ ] Robe of the Oracle from Oracle in Ocean of Tears

[ ] Spawn Stanos in Highpass. Give him Cazic Quill, Jagged Diamond Dagger, and General's Pouch to receive Epic.

Full Walkthrough

  • Find Malka Rale in Qeynos Catacombs.

  • You say, 'Hail, Malka Rale'

    Malka Rale says 'Whew! I thought you were one of Hanns' goons. These sewers are a mess, you never know what is going to turn up next. I really wish I could get out of here.'

    You say, 'Who is Hanns?'

    Malka Rale says 'Hanns runs the Circle of Unseen Hands. They had an item someone hired me to.. reacquire. I managed to get the item, stealing it right from the heart of the guild hall. The problem is, I had to carve a
    way out, and left a few extra holes in several of Hanns' people. I have been trapped down here in these stinking catacombs and sewers for too long now, and I do not think I can get out of here without some help.'

    You say, 'I can help'

    Malka Rale says 'Ok! I am trusting you. Take this pouch to Vilnius in West Karana. Last word I had from him, he was hanging out near one of the bandit camps. Be careful, since he does not know you. Just give him the pouch, and tell him I was.. delayed. While you are doing that, I will be thinking of a way to get out of this slimehole. With any luck, the Circle will learn the pouch is out of Qeynos, and will assume I got away. That means they won't be looking for me here.'


    If you wish, you can skip the three side quests with Vilnius the Small below and hand the pouch in directly to Anson (see below). The two blades you receive from Vilnius can also drop from the later mobs you have to kill if you are lucky. Renux always drops the Jagged Diamond Dagger; General V'Ghara will sometimes drop the Cazic Quill.

  • Find Vilnius the Small in West Karana.

  • His loc is +180, -6715. His placeholder is "a brigand", but DON'T kill him. Leave the brigand alone, and Vilnius will spawn in his place at about 11:00pm game time.

    You say, 'Hail, Vilnius the Small'

    Vilnius the Small says ' _____, just because I am short don't mean I can't bounce your Vah Shir rump all over these hills. Now, do you have something for me, or are you just in search of a rump bouncing?'

    Do NOT say "I am in search of a rump bouncing" to him. He will attack, and you will likely have to kill him. Although there are no faction hits, you will have to wait at least a full game day (72 minutes) for him to respawn.

    You say, 'What about Malka?'

    Vilnius the Small says 'Malka Rale works for me from time to time. One of the best thieves I have ever met, and damn handy with a blade. She is long overdue to meet me here. I'm afraid she may have run into trouble in Qeynos.'

    You say, 'Malka will be delayed'

    Vilnius the Small says 'Yes, delayed. She has always been prompt in the past, but she is several days overdue, and I know for a fact she completed the job. I am beginning to wonder if something happened to her. I would go check, but I run the risk of missing her if she shows up here.'

  • Hand Vilnius the Small Stanos' Pouch.

  • Vilnius the Small says 'Ah, very nice. Very nice indeed. Good work, and I hope Malka is able to make it out, good help is hard to find. But in the meantime, I am without an acquisition expert. Do you want the job?'
    You gain experience!!

    You say, 'I want the job'

    Vilnius the Small says 'I need a few more items for a collector. They are rare and valuable, but I will pay you well for your trouble. I need the sword owned by the king of the Frogloks, the sword my distant cousin Karg is so proud of, and the matched set of Painbringer and Fleshripper, held by the kobolds. Return those to me quickly, and we will take it from there, eh?'

    The swords he needs are:

    Fleshripper, from the "Solusek kobold king" in Solusek's Lair (Sol B)
    Painbringer, from the "kobold champion" in Solusek's Lair (Sol B)
    Mithril Two-Handed Sword, from "The Froglok King" in Lower Guk (live side)
    Gigantic Zweihander, from "Karg Icebear" in Everfrost Peaks

  • Retrieve the swords and hand them to Vilnius the Small.

  • Vilnius the Small looks at you impatiently, expecting more.
    Vilnius the Small looks at you impatiently, expecting more.
    Vilnius the Small looks at you impatiently, expecting more.

    Vilnius the Small says 'Very good, though how you managed to lug around all these oversized blades amazes me. I feel we can do business now, and Malta still has not shown up. Take this dagger. I had an old client who didn't, um.. pay.. so this was extracted from him. Right after it was inserted in him. For your next job, I need a collection of robes. The Robe of the Ishva, some Shining Metallic robes, an Oracle robe, and a Robe of the Kedge. I am not even sure where all these come from, but they are on my list here, and Rokyl is one of my best clients, so I figure that is your job.'

    You gain experience!!

    You receive 100 gold from Vilnius the Small.
    You receive 20 platinum from Vilnius the Small.

    You receive Jagged Diamond Dagger.

    The four robes you need are:

    Robe of the Kedge (from "Phinigel Autropos" in Kedge Keep or "Coercer Q`ioul" in Kithicor Forest)
    Robe of the Ishva (from "The Ishva Mal", a wandering gnoll in South Karana, or "Coercer Q`ioul" and "Advisor C`zatl" in Kithicor Forest)
    Shining Metallic Robes (from the "Ghoul Arch Magus" in Lower Guk - dead side)
    Robe of the Oracle (from the Oracle of K`Arnon in the Ocean of Tears)

  • Hand Vilnius the Small the four robes:

  • Vilnius the Small looks at you impatiently, expecting more.
    Vilnius the Small looks at you impatiently, expecting more.
    Vilnius the Small looks at you impatiently, expecting more.

    Vilnius the Small says 'You do good work, _____. Here is another trinket for your trouble, you should be able to make use of it. Malta still hasn't made it back yet, and I have one more order to fill, if you're willing. This one should be easy. My sword collector has decided he wants rapiers now, of all things. He has asked for an Eyerazzia, a Martune Rapier, a Burning Rapier, and a well balanced rapier.'

    You gain experience!!

    You receive 200 gold from Vilnius the Small.
    You receive 15 platinum from Vilnius the Small.

    You receive Cazic Quill.

    Note that he mispronounces the rogue's name -- he says Malta, but her name is Malka. This time, you need:

    Burning Rapier (obtained from a fairly lenthy and irritating quest)
    Martune Rapier (from the "Mistress of Scorn" in the Plane of Hate)
    Eyerazzia (from "a scareling" in the Plane of Fear)
    Well-Balanced Rapier (purchased from various merchants, including the "Shady Swashbuckler" in East Commonlands tunnel, for 221pp)

  • Hand him the four rapiers he asked for.

  • Vilnius the Small looks at you impatiently, expecting more.
    Vilnius the Small looks at you impatiently, expecting more.
    Vilnius the Small looks at you impatiently, expecting more.

    Vilnius the Small says 'You never cease to amaze me! I never thought you Vah Shir types could be so good at this sort of work. I have been stuck here and haven't any more trinkets to give you, but perhaps you could take this pouch to its new owner, since I do not have the time to deliver it myself. He will pay you in full, and you can just keep what he gives you, how does that sound? The owner is a man named Stanos Herkanor, and he or his friend Anson are supposed to meet me in Highpass this evening. Do not waste too much time getting there, he is a secretive man, and I can not guarantee he will be around long. Good luck, and maybe we will meet again. It is always a pleasure working with another professional such as

    You gain experience!!

    You receive 300 gold from Vilnius the Small.
    You receive 10 platinum from Vilnius the Small.

    You get back Stanos' Pouch.

  • Give the pouch to Anson McBale in Highpass Hold.

  • Anson McBale says 'Ah, we have been expecting this. Let me get Stanos, he will want to inspect it first, but here are your coins.'

    Faction adjustments are
    Highpass Guards +50
    Carson McCabe +7
    Merchants of Highpass +7
    Corrupt Qeynos Guards +2
    The Freeport Militia +2
    You gain experience!!

    You receive 100 gold from Anson McBale.
    You receive 25 platinum from Anson McBale.

    You say, 'Hail, Stanos Herkanor'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'Ah, the pouch. This is the first step, Anson. The Circle has to be upset having this taken right out from under them. That speaks well of the person who did the taking. [Hanns] must be even more furious now (chuckle).'

    Anson McBale says 'Vilnius has always had a good eye for talent. I think we can trust this one. But will he trust us? You have to wonder if he even knows [who we are]. . .'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'I tend to agree Anson. We could make a [deal]. I have a blade I won't use anymore, and you have those fine looking daggers Vilnius gave you. Of course, you would have to do something for me first. Let me tell you my [story], then you decide.'

    You say, 'Who are you?'

    Stanos Herkanor says '(chuckle) You are young, aren't you? I ran [the Circle] out of Qeynos for well over 30 years, and did a right fine job of it. It's a long story, and isn't over yet. I have much to answer for.'

    You say, 'What is the Circle?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'The Circle of Unseen Hands, you oaf! The largest collection of thieves, murderers, con artists, and rogues in the world. No finer men can be found anywhere.'

    You say, 'What deal?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'Aye, _____, we could make a deal. I have a blade I won't use anymore, and you have those fine looking daggers Vilnius gave you. Of course, you would have to do something for me first. Let me tell you my [story], then you decide.'

    You say, 'What story?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'Johann Krieghor was the leader of the Circle and I was his second-in-command. He made a dark bargain with a Teir'dal [General]. The Circle was to assassinate [Joren], the high elf ambassador to Qeynos. Had the plot worked, it would have weakened the alliance between high elves and humans, and possibly caused a war between the two powers. In either case, the Teir'Dal would have profited greatly by this event, and all others would have suffered. I could not stand by and let this happen, but Johann would not be deterred, for the Teir'Dal had promised him much. I had no choice but to kill Johann and the Teir'Dal agent. I made it look like they offed each other, and then I hid the [tools].'

    You say, 'Who is Joren?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'Joren was the boon companion to the King of Felwithe, a mighty paladin of great reknown, much loved by all the high elves. To slay him, certain. . .items. . .were crafted to make the job possible. With the death of the Teir'dal agent, and my theft of the [tools], the General was forced to abandon the plot.'

    You say, 'What General?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'The General? I know not his true name, only that he is ranked high among the dark elves. He kept his identity secret, and it was only upon the death of his agent that I even learned the smallest amount about him, that of his Generalship. Knowing who he is would aid me greatly.'

    You say, 'What about Hanns?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'Hanns Krieghor was a talented young man, in many ways much more of a man than his father. After the death of [Johann], I raised Hanns as my own son, and grew to love him as such. A few years back, to take revenge upon me for his [father's murder], Hanns seized control of the Circle. At the same time, he sent four of his best killers to finish me. The killers failed, I still live. Hanns still leads the Circle in Qeynos, and still seeks [my head].'

    You say, 'What father's murder?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'Well, it's no great secret now that I was responsible for the death of Johann Krieghor, Hanns Krieghor's father. Johann used to lead the Circle. Hanns was but a pup when his father died at my hand, and became as a son to me. Hanns did not discover that I was the one who killed his father until many years later. For that, he wants [my head].'

    You say, 'Your head?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'Aye, _____, Hanns has wanted me dead for years. He's tried many times, though not personally. He's smart, that one, for not facing me, but foolish for wasting so many good men for naught.'

    You say, 'What tools?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'To allow the assassin to slay a prince, and fight his way back out, a fell blade was crafted. It was small enough to conceal under a garment and yet large enough to strike a mortal blow through armor. Aided by vile Teir'Dal enchantments, it is much more fearsome than it appears. I would glady rid myself of it, but I fear I can not until I [clear my name] with Hanns.'

    You say, 'Clear your name?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'I need proof that what I say about Johann is truth, so that Hanns may forgive me. YOU can gather that proof for me. First, travel to Kaladim and Neriak, and there, upon the persons of the rogue
    guildmasters, you should find that which I seek, two parts of a document I recovered from the dead agent. I entrusted one to Founy, but that trust is gone, and Founy would betray me to Hanns were I to attempt to reclaim it. Tani N'mar has the other, which he should not possess, and keeps it only to spite me, not knowing its real import. Steal them both, and bring them back to me. And don't let anyone follow you! If I am not around, tell Anson you want to see me.'

    Side note: Hanns and Renux (Stanos' daughter) are both rogue guildmasters in North Qeynos. You can ask them about Stanos, along with some of the other rogues.

    You say, 'Hail, Hanns Krieghor'

    Hanns Krieghor says 'My name is Hanns.. Do as I say, and we shall get along just fine.'

    You say, 'What about Stanos?'

    Hanns Krieghor says 'Stanos Herkanor? (he roars in frustration) That bastard should be long dead by now. If you see him, you hightail it back and let me know at once. Do I make myself clear, _____? Do not speak to him, do not attack him, just return here and inform me. And that is ALL you need to know about Stanos.'

    You say, 'Hail, Renux Herkanor'

    Renux Herkanor says 'You need something, or are you just browsing?'

    You say, 'What about Stanos?'

    Renux Herkanor says 'What? (she looks shaken) I see it is time to make my choices. Forget you mentioned that name, _____. Leave me.'

    You say, 'Hail, Nax Ghruna'

    You say, 'What about Stanos?'

    Nax Ghruna says 'Come over here, bub. Listen to me, and don't say a word. That name is one that can get you killed. Hanns wants Stanos dead, Renux wants to please Hanns, and everyone else wants to keep their spinal column intact, you know? So, _Yourname_, now you can speak. Where did you hear that name, or did you actually see Stanos somewhere?'

    You say, 'What about Renux?'

    Zannsin Resdinet says 'She is second in command around here. She and [Hanns] go way back, from what I hear.. Renux is probably the only person Hanns trusts.'

    You say, 'What about Hanns?'

    Zannsin Resdinet says 'Hanns, he runs things around here. Years ago, Hanns took over Ghil's old ring and started up the Circle of Unseen Hands. The Circle quickly took any market opposition out of Qeynos. We currently have connections in Erudin, Highpass and even Freeport.'

    If you hang around the Rogue guild for a while, you will also overhear the following exchange.

    Renux Herkanor says 'Hanns, you are not going to want to hear this, but one of our boys in Donovon's gang swears he saw Stanos in the Karanas a week ago. And we still haven't cornered Malka Rale.'

    Hanns Krieghor says 'Finally, the rat comes out of his hole! Send some men, no no, go yourself, and track him down. Then kill him. I don't care who sees you, or who gets in your way. Finish the job. And bring me whatever you find on his carcass. I'm sure he took some valuables from us when he escaped. And don't worry about Malka, she will keep until you finish Stanos, then she is yours. Shame to waste such talent, but you don't steal from the Circle and live.'

    Renux Herkanor says 'Very well, Father is as good as dead. Did I ever mention that I really hate family reunions? (chuckle). I am gone!'

  • Find Tani N`Mar in the Hall of the Ebon Mask (rogue's guild) in Neriak Third Gate.

  • You say, 'Hail, Tani N`Mar'

    Tani N`Mar says 'Greetings! You must be a stranger or [new to the Hall]. If you are a stranger, be warned that these halls are intended for the Ebon Mask only. If you are found to be a member of another house, you just may feel the sting of a blade in your back.'

    You say, 'Do you know Stanos?'

    Tani N`Mar says 'Stanos? Hahahaha! That old fool crossed my path a few times in the past, but he is not able to trouble me now. If you see him, tell him Tani sends Hahahaha!'

    You say, 'I need the note'

    Tani N`Mar says 'Oh, you want that piece of paper Stanos was so hot after?' He taps his belt pouch. 'Well, it's mine now, though it looks like ogre scratch to me. You're not getting it, Stanos is not getting it, and Hanns is not getting it. It is MINE! Now, _Yourname_, scamper off like the dog you are, before I decide I need more practice with these short swords!''

    Pickpocket a Stained Parchment Bottom from Tani. There is no minimum skill required, although higher skill might speed up the process and reduce the number of times you get caught, in which case Tani attacks. If that happens, you can run to the zone out. Yaz Tolax will assist Tani so be careful.

  • Find Founy Jestands outside the bank in North Kaladim.

  • You say, 'Hail, Founy Jestands'

    You say, 'What do you know of Stanos?'

    Founy Jestands says 'Um, er.. (looks around nervously) Have you actually seen Stanos? How.. is he? Um, I have things I should be doing. I've got to figure out how this pottery wheel got stuck on my foot, for one thing. Er, I really don't have anything to tell you about Stanos, really, I swear it.'

    You say, 'Do you have a note?'
    Founy Jestands says 'I don't know what you're talking about, if you know what I mean.' Founy fingers his belt pouch. 'You should leave now, if you know what's good for you. Don't make me sic the crew on you.'

  • Pickpocket a Stained Parchment Top from Founy. Again, no minimum skill, and again, if you get caught, run to the nearby zone out.

  • You say, 'Hail, Anson McBale'

    Anson McBale says 'Beat it, _____, unless you have something for me.'

    You say, 'I need to see Stanos'

    Anson McBale says 'This better be important.'

  • Stanos spawns. Hand him the two pieces of parchment you pickpocketed.

  • Stanos Herkanor says 'Excellent! With this document I can..' (He pauses for a moment). 'Damnation! Curse my tired old mind, I forgot that I could not read the document. It is written in some obscure code or language. I can't decipher it, but I know someone who can. Seek out one called Eldreth, an Erudite who used to do work for me. I know not where he may be found these days, only that he will not be found in Erudin, as they want his head for some misdeed in the past. Give him the complete parchment, and tell him I sent you. He owes me.'

    Faction adjustments are
    Highpass Guards +100
    Carson McCabe +15
    Merchants of Highpass +15
    Corrupt Qeynos Guards +5
    The Freeport Militia +5
    You gain experience!!

  • Find Eldreth in Lake Rathetear.

  • (To save time, bring 100pp and two bottles of milk with you. The milk can also be purchased from the ogre vendors in the zone.) He spawns in the same tower as Cyanelle, at the bookcase next to her. He is a moderately rare spawn, and he despawns after you complete a hand-in. He can take up to eight hours (real time) to respawn afterwards. If he's not there, all you can do is wait or return another time.

    You say, 'Hail, Cyanelle'

    Cyanelle says 'Hello, _____.'

    You say, 'Where is Eldreth?'

    Cyanelle says 'Eldreth is not here right now. *chuckle* He went to find work, but if you know Eldreth, you would know that 'Eldreth working' is an oxymoron! Sometimes I wonder why I still share this tower with him. I
    suppose I get lonely on this lake, and Jebeker here never has much to say. But I digress. Eldreth will be back sooner rather than later, I would think. You are welcome to stay here and keep me company until he returns, or you can check back later. He is seldom gone more than a few days.'

    Eventually, Eldreth appears.

    Eldreth glowers at you dubiously -- looks kind of dangerous.

    You say, 'Hail, Eldreth'

    Eldreth says 'Go away! I'm busy! I don't have time for scoundrels like you! Leave me alone or I shall, um..turn you into, er, a fish or something! That is what us powerful wizards do to those who annoy us! Yes, that is it. A fish! *leans towards you, looking abashed* Did that sound scary enough?'

    You say, 'Stanos sent me'

    Eldreth says 'Stanos? Stanos Herkanor? I thought he was long dead. He nearly got me killed, in any case. What does the old fool want of me now?'

    You say, 'He wants you to translate a note'

    Eldreth says 'Ah, codes are my specialty! It's what I did for the Circle before Hanns took over. But the Fox is wrong. I owe him nothing! As a fact, he owes me! He wants this translated - he will have to pay!'

    You say, 'What will he have to pay?'

    Eldreth says 'Aye, pay, and pay you must. I need 100 platinum pieces to begin my work. This tower is old and drafty and it will take that much to make it bearable. And while you're at it, I need something else. I am
    very busy here and have no time to shop, so bring me back a couple bottles of milk along with your very large bag of platinum, and I will translate anything you wish at that time.'

  • Give him 100pp, two bottles of milk, and the note from Stanos. I didn't sneak or do anything fancy; he took the hand-in just fine at dubious faction.

  • Eldreth looks at you, obviously expecting more. Did you forget the milk?

    Eldreth looks at you, obviously expecting more. Did you forget the milk?

    Eldreth looks at you, obviously expecting more. Did you forget the milk?

    Eldreth says 'Hmm, interesting. This document is not only encoded, but written in a very obscure language. From what I can gather, it's a variant of elder Teir'dal, but not one I've encountered. I can not fully translate this, but I know one who can. Find Yendar and give him this'

    Faction adjustments are
    Order of Three +400
    Bloodsabers -100
    Guards of Qeynos +60
    Opal Dark Briar -60
    You gain experience!!

    Receive: Scribbled Parchment

  • Find Yendar Starpyre in Steamfont Mountains. Yendar wanders the zone.

  • You say, 'Hail, Yendar Starpyre'

    Yendar Starpyre says 'Hail, traveler! I sense you did not simply chance upon my isolation here, but are instead seeking me for something.'

    You say, 'Eldreth sent me'

    Yendar Starpyre says 'Eldreth, Eldreth, hmm, was that a rather shabby Erudite? I have dealt with him in the past, I am sure. What does he want of me?'

    You say, 'He needs you to translate a note'

    Yendar Starpyre says 'Oh, if it is written in Elder Teir'Dal, most likely I can translate it. I will be happy to try, in any case. Let me see it, please.'

  • Hand Yendar Starpyre the Scribbled Parchment.

  • Yendar Starpyre says 'I say, this is indeed a challenge. This is written in what I'm sure is the language of the High Priesthood of Innoruuk. I've often wished I could read this, but I have never had the key to unlock the language. Take this for now.'
    You gain party experience!!

    Receive Tattered Parchment.

    You say, 'What is the key?'

    Yendar Starpyre says 'In the Plane of Hate, where dwell Innoruuk and his minions, there is a tome. This tome is called the Book of Souls.'

    You say, 'What book of souls?'

    Yendar Starpyre says 'The Book of Souls chronicles all the lives Innoruuk has tainted over the years. It is in the care of the Maestro of Rancor. I can use this tome as a basis for my translation, if you return it and the note to me. An experienced practitioner in the art of non-detection should be able to snatch it from its resting place, don't you think, _____? (grin)'

  • Obtain the Book of Souls; it is a ground spawn in the Plane of Hate.

  • The loc is approximately +178, -320, on the top of a dresser. It looks like an open faced book. The undead in the Plane of Hate will see through sneak/hide and normal invis, but other than that, you should be able to reach the book without too much trouble.

  • Return to Yendar and hand both him the Book of Souls and the Tattered Parchment he gave you.

  • Yendar Starpyre says 'My, this is quite a large list! Yes, I can use the names and dates recorded here to help me understand the script. It should be a simple matter now. A moment, please. Aha, yes, there we go.
    Traslated as best I can! I do hope you're not involved in what is described here, as it is quite fiendish. Oi! You, woman! Give that back! _____, that woman there took your letter! I think I should leave you to discuss it with her. Best of luck!'
    You gain experience!!

  • Yendar despawns and Renux appears. Note that she is Stanos' daughter. She will not attack until provoked.

  • Renux Herkanor regards you indifferently -- looks kind of dangerous.

    You say, 'Hail, Renux Herkanor'

    Renux Herkanor says 'BOO! I'm sure you didn't expect to see me here, but you've left quite a trail. Why did you go to all the trouble to get this scrap of parchment? What can be so important about it that Father would
    risk all for it? No matter, Hanns will figure it out. Now, will you tell me where to find Stanos?'

    You say, 'Stanos is in Highpass Hold'

    Renux Herkanor says 'Excellent. Stanos shall meet his end, and soon. You, however, will not live another day. Can't have you warning him, now can I?'

  • Renux attacks. Kill her. You will probably need some help with her.

  • You have slain Renux Herkanor!

    Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands got worse.
    Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos got better.
    Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards got worse.
    Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.
    Your faction standing with Kane Bayle got worse.

    Renux Herkanor's corpse says '(gasp) Tell Hanns I tried, and will love him always. Tell Father I will save a seat in Hell for him!'

    --You have looted a Trochilic's Skean.--
    --You have looted a Jagged Diamond Dagger.--
    --You have looted a Translated Parchment.--
    --You have looted a Ravenscale Shoulderpads.--
    --You have looted a Ravenscale Mask.--

  • Loot the Translated Parchment from her corpse (and the Jagged Diamond Dagger if you didn't do the side quest with Vilnius).

  • It reads:


    We are ready for you to move into the next phase of the plan.

    I have read your thoughts on the x'kanta Johann, and his chosen tool,
    Stanos. Johann is a willing pawn, and will serve us well, for greed is yet
    another facet of Innoruuk's power.

    Stanos should also work out well, he is quite formidable, though I
    understand he does not yet know he has been chosen to actually carry out the
    task. Watch him well when the time comes, but I agree with your judgement.

    Joren will be in Qeynos the entire month, so you have ample time to s'ktkar
    your task. Enclosed are the tools you will give to the Human x'kanta.

    The blade is a gift from Innoruuk himself, forged in his temple and imbued
    with rage. Be sure to recover it after the mission is complete, it is much
    too powerful to leave in the hands of those we intend to il'kaash in the
    future. Combined with Stanos' skill, Joren and his guards should fall

    The Guise has been handcrafted my our Master Coercer and should allow the
    wearer to pass undetected as Koada'dal, thus allowing the assassin to gain
    entry into the Ambassador's quarters. Luckily, it shall be a Human
    transforming himself into that zm'rina form.

    Be sure to eliminate all the human x'kanda you have recruited, and have no
    fear of the repercussions, for the Circle of Unseen Hands is no threat to us
    here in Neriak. I have spoken with your master Tani N'mar and he assures
    me that his group of x'kantar will aid us if need be.


  • Take the note back to Stanos and hand it to him.

  • Stanos Herkanor says 'Let me see what you have here. Aha, so that's who.. yes, yes! There is one more thing I need you to do. This document tells me who the originator of the plot really was. His name is General V'ghera, which is interesting, as Anson's men have spotted him in Kithicor recently. He will not be easy to get to, but if you give this box to one of his many aides, the General will HAVE to come to investigate. You see, this box used to contain the tools crafted for the assassination. When he arrives, kill him! I need any documents you find on him - with luck it will be enough evidence to convince Hanns that what I say is true. Bring any documents or dispatch cases you find, along with those blades Vilnius made you work so hard for, and we will make a trade.'

    Your faction standing with Highpass Guards could not possibly get any better.
    Your faction standing with Carson McCabe could not possibly get any better.
    Your faction standing with Merchants of Highpass could not possibly get any better.
    Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards got better.
    Your faction standing with The Freeport Militia got better.
    You gain experience!!

    Receive a Sealed Box.

  • Head to Kithicor Forest.

  • The dark elf contingent spawns in a burned-out cabin during the game's night. You can use sneak/hide to safely approach the cabin, though watch out for wandering undead that may see you. Give the Sealed Box that Stanos gave you to any of the dark elves in the cabin. It does not have to be Coercer Q'ioul specifically, but be careful you don't hand it to a pet by mistake!

    Adjutant D`kan says 'The general will want to look at this. Wait here.'
    You gain party experience!!

  • General V`ghera appears. Have a group or raid nearby and kill him.

  • You have slain General V`ghera!
    You gain party experience!!

    Your faction standing with Fallen of Bloody Kithicor could not possibly get any worse.

    General V`ghera's corpse shouts 'You think you have won, do you? INNORUUK, MY LORD AND MASTER, I INVOKE YOUR WRATH UPON THIS WRETCHED FOREST! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!'

  • Loot a General's Pouch from his corpse. He will also occasionally drop a Cazic Quill, which you will need if you did not do the side quest with Vilnius.

  • Return to Stanos and hand him both the Jagged Diamond Dagger and the Cazic Quill plus the General's Pouch, all at once.

  • Stanos Herkanor says 'Did you forget something?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'Did you forget something?'

    Stanos Herkanor says 'Very well done. I leave now to confront Hanns with this evidence. Even so, it will not be easy to regain his trust. That is why I need those daggers, in case all else fails. (chuckle) Bristlebane grant me luck - I can no longer live like a hunted dog. In any case, I am grateful for your aid. Take this wretched blade, I can bear it no longer. I must warn you, I feel it carries Innoruuk's curse; all who are near it learn the meaning of hate. (chuckle) Ironic, isn't it? You went to all that work to redeem yourself for a rapier, yet the true reward came when you redeemed another. (chuckle). Good luck, _____, for much as I, you will need it.'

    Your faction standing with Highpass Guards could not possibly get any better.
    Your faction standing with Carson McCabe could not possibly get any better.
    Your faction standing with Merchants of Highpass could not possibly get any better.
    Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards got better.
    Your faction standing with The Freeport Militia got better.
    You gain experience!!

    Receive Ragebringer:

    Skill: Piercing Atk Delay: 25
    DMG: 15 Dmg Bonus: 11
    Backstab DMG: 15
    STR: +20 DEX: +10 STA: +10 AGI: +10 HP: +100
    SV DISEASE: +10 SV MAGIC: +20 SV POISON: +20
    Attack: +40 Haste: +40%
    Effect: Seething Fury (Worn, Casting Time: Instant)
    WT: 2.5 Size: SMALL
    Class: ROG
    Race: ALL except ERU HIE TRL OGR IKS
    Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
    Submitted by: Writeup courtesy of KyrosKrane
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    For Your Information
    # Jul 28 2019 at 3:26 PM Rating: Good
    122 posts
    Level 83 Rogue with Epic 1.0 & 1.5 grouped with level 1 Rogue. 83 Rog handed in Jagged Diamond Dagger and Cazic Quill. Level 1 handed in the General's Pouch.

    Stanos ate both the daggers and gave back the pouch.

    So it still doesn't work for level 1 (or below level 46 presumably). As for why I did this, curiosity and boredom. Smiley: grin

    I am going to get the daggers on the level 1 provided the robe turn in works and try again. See below for results when I do it.

    [Edit] I tried the robe turn ins at level 1 and VtS gave them back so it not possible to do it at this point. I'm all set for level 46 (or 50) at least.

    Edited, Jul 29th 2019 2:57pm by hullan
    For Your Information
    # Nov 14 2020 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
    9 posts
    Lvl 47 could not summon Stanos with "I want to see Stanos" at Apprehensive faction. Also could not initiate quest with Malka Rale to get the satchel to summon him. So I am assuming the quest requirement is 50...
    # May 14 2018 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
    2 posts
    Robe of the Ishva drops off Coercer also. Just looted one along with Robe of the Kedge. Or am I just a lucky fker? :)

    Opps Yourdead 85 Rogue
    Assassin of the Ebon Blade of Vox
    # Feb 18 2018 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
    187 posts
    Following items need to be added to the list:

    Scribbled Parchment
    Tattered Parchment

    There are two misnomer in the Quick Checklist:

    Scribbled Note -> Scribbled Parchment
    Tattered Note -> Tattered Parchment
    Iven's EverQuest Archive
    # Feb 18 2018 at 1:42 PM Rating: Good
    522 posts
    iventheassassin wrote:
    Following items need to be added to the list:

    Scribbled Parchment
    Tattered Parchment

    There are two misnomer in the Quick Checklist:

    Scribbled Note -> Scribbled Parchment
    Tattered Note -> Tattered Parchment

    Thanks for pointing this out. Considering I was playing a rogue at the time I wrote the quick checklist I'm a little disappointed in myself. Smiley: frown

    Guess I had "Notes" on the brain.
    Pickpocketing Tani N'Mar
    # Nov 06 2017 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
    24 posts
    Under this portion of the Quest, the text reads: "Pickpocket a Stained Parchment Bottom from Tani. There is no minimum skill required, although higher skill might speed up the process and reduce the number of times you get caught, in which case Tani attacks. If that happens, you can run to the zone out. No other NPC's will assist Tani." I want to highlight the last part where "no other NPC's will assist Tani. Every time I got caught, Yaz Tolax did indeed assist. So far, I've been caught about 6 times and he has assisted every time. I've been succor'ing my rogue out with a druid box (who is kos btw). The last time, Yaz did not return to his station which is to the left side of Tani. Instead, he remained right next to Tani. That fact doesn't really affect anything, just what I am experiencing thus far.

    50 Rogue
    Firiona Vie
    some faction hits
    # Jul 09 2017 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
    187 posts
    Giving Stanos' Pouch to Anson McBale:
    Highpass Guards +50
    Carson McCabe +7
    Merchants of Highpass +7
    Corrupt Qeynos Guards +2 ? (estimated )
    The Freeport Militia +2

    Giving Stained Parchment Top and Bottom to Stanos:
    Highpass Guards +100
    Carson McCabe +15
    Merchants of Highpass +15
    Corrupt Qeynos Guards +2 ? (estimated )
    The Freeport Militia +5

    Giving Combined Parchment + 2 bottles of milk + 100pp to Eldreth:
    Order of Three +400
    Bloodsabers -100
    Guards of Qeynos +60
    Opal Dark Briar -60
    Iven's EverQuest Archive
    Misnamed sword
    # Jun 27 2017 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
    177 posts
    Not "A Gigantic Zwiehander," but "Gigantic Zweihander."
    Misnamed sword
    # Jun 29 2017 at 2:56 PM Rating: Good
    1,431 posts
    Philliden wrote:
    Not "A Gigantic Zwiehander," but "Gigantic Zweihander."

    Updated, thanks!
    Epic Checklist/Guide
    # Jun 02 2017 at 11:48 PM Rating: Good
    522 posts
    Added a quick guide+checklist for this epic. Let me know if there are any errors that I may have made.
    Renux faction hits
    # May 01 2016 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
    119 posts
    Just killed Renux (again) and recorded the actual faction hit values.

    Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -50.
    Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 7.
    Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -7.
    Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 7.
    Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -5.

    Hiddo Von'Skittles
    respawning general
    # Feb 13 2016 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
    8 posts
    my party wiped the first time we tried but i didnt get the sealed box back so does anyone know how i get the general v'ghera to respawn. ive camped his spawn point at the burned cabin but havent had any luck .
    Stanos' response
    # Aug 26 2015 at 4:49 AM Rating: Good
    345 posts
    Heeding advice, initially I skipped the side quests. Whether because of this or some other unknown reason, Stanos did not respond with above text(s) to my statements, Otherwise, however, quest proceeded as described.
    Map locs
    # Dec 18 2014 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
    753 posts
    Add these to your maps to make life easier.

    P 204.8157, -363.0223, -82.4248, 240, 0, 0, 3, Malka_Rale

    P 6698.0171, -167.4444, 260.9157, 240, 0, 0, 3, Vilnius_the_Small
    Parchment pieces on corpse
    # Jun 27 2014 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
    19 posts
    This morning I killed Founy Jesterhands and the Stained Parchment Top was on his corpse. I had killed him 3 times previously, so no one "gave" it to him.
    65 Coercer
    Brotherhood of the Spider
    The Rathe
    my exp may 2014
    # May 24 2014 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
    5 posts
    well i Play this since... 1999, i remember my friends trying to get this, well... old times were harder, some had really pain in the a$$ to loot the parchments, some took days, well i did it, i would say i spend 2 hours with the 1st 2 parchments (ill explain later), with Transport, running and so on, i made 1st kaladim then neriak. made the whole steps till General, but then there, jez... i am greedy mask bi$h, when i got the box from stanos to spawn the General, i got my druid 85 with war merc to kill stanos, i stayed out and looted the head, then on the General i turned the head and got the high elf mask, then i restarted the pick pocket stuff, it took me 10 minutes for both, i dont know, this can be luck or tricky sometimes.

    my exp may 2014
    # Sep 17 2016 at 2:33 PM Rating: Good
    753 posts
    alezim wrote:
    then i restarted the pick pocket stuff, it took me 10 minutes for both, i dont know, this can be luck or tricky sometimes.

    Great luck! I did this two years ago and I don't remember a bottleneck on the pick pocketing, but today, on a Rogue on another server I got the Dwarf one in ~30 min and have just given up after trying for almost 8 hours for the Dark Elf one.
    Pick Pocketing Tani in Neriak
    # Sep 18 2013 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
    63 posts
    Interesting piece of information I found out. I'm a cleric, was helping my rogue friend do her 1.0, instead of running all the way to zone I just memblur'd Tani and much to our surprise it despawned him and instantly respawned on top of the building he's normally in. Did this about 3 times and rogue got her parchment piece after 3rd memblur, all in all, 5 minutes.
    # Apr 30 2013 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
    36 posts
    finished my 1.0 at level 81 xD
    I'd say the kedge robe and pick pocketing the dwarf GM was the 2 hardest parts.
    The robe does drop off Phinny and Yendar so that's not too bad, my PP went up 150 trying to get the parchment off the dwarf GM though... i was starting to think a high skill only determines whether you are caught or not...
    originally i skipped the side quests but had to go back for the robe turn ins because the general didnt drop the quill

    Edited, Apr 30th 2013 6:21pm by hdoan
    Vilnius turn ins
    # Feb 01 2013 at 5:24 PM Rating: Default
    Don't worry about turning anything into vilnius except the robes, because you can skip over the other two parts (just have to re-get the pouch). You don't have to hand him the swords to move on to the robe part or anything. The Cazic Quill is a fairly rare drop off of the general, so it's best not to skip the robe part, but you can always come back to it. The dark elves in the cabin (or some of them) drop the robe of the ishva consistently from what I've seen, and occasionally the kedge robe. Yendar Starpyre drops the shining metallic robe. This will save you a lot of camp time. (BTW Yendar's respawn timer is 6 hours.) There are no faction hits with killing Yendar. Respawn on dark elves is 2 hours for some 6 hours for other, -supposedly-. I got some weird results that make me think it's less than 6 hours.

    For the pick pocket GM rogues part. You can pick tani dry then kill him and he respawns right away. Unfortunately, this quickly ruins your DE rogue faction. (huge faction hits to Ebon Mask.) However, he depops at 7pm and reappears at 8pm (not on the dot, so don't freak out when he doesn't do it right away.) Founy has a very long respawn timer, not sure how long as I just came back to him hours later. He depops at 7am and repops at 8am (once again, not on the dot.) SO if you're patient, you can get the papers without ruining any faction. I advise switching between the two as they respawn to speed things up.

    Knowing these things, Ragebringer is a very easy quest. I did some of the stuff that was unecessary and it made it very hard. I hope this helps others who decide to just have fun and do their first epic.
    Vilnius turn ins
    # Feb 01 2013 at 5:25 PM Rating: Default
    btw this is not my account, it's a friend's account. So it would be futile to contact me through any relevant characters.
    for anyone looking to do the epic and illusion quest...
    # Sep 08 2012 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
    50 posts
    The General in Kithicor will despawn when you hand him Stanos' head. So if you wanted to get both the epic and illusion item, you will need to do all the steps twice that are needed to trigger the General. I see no one mention this, so I thought I'd warn anyone looking to do both the epic and illusion quest.
    Cannot begin until Level 50
    # Jul 27 2011 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
    116 posts
    You CANNOT get your Ragebringer until level 50. You can still get the items...but don't bother with any of the dialogues/turn-ins until level 50. I wasted an hour running around Catacombs trying to find Malka to begin it, just to have her tell me to take a hike. (Level 46)
    3 Robes
    # Jul 07 2011 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
    116 posts
    SMR, Kedge, Ishva robes for sale/MQ on Tunare.

    Several other epic 1.0 pieces are also available.

    Contact Pirouette or Turbulence via tell or in-game mail.

    Edited, Jul 24th 2011 7:01pm by AudacityoftheFeralkin
    Sealed Box
    # Sep 15 2010 at 11:10 AM Rating: Default
    89 posts
    Ok I went ld during the Battle after I gave this Sealed Box to the Adviser And when I logged back in he was gone , I used my Ranger to track the General to see if he moved but he wasn't up , What are my options to get him to re-spawn
    A true warrior is always armed with three things: the radiant sword of pacification; the mirror of bravery, wisdom, and friendship; and the precious jewel of enlightenment.
    Aikido is the principle of non-resistance. Because it is non-resistant, it is victorious from the beginning. Those with evil intentions or contentious thoughts are instantly vanquished. Aikido is invincible because it contends with nothing.
    Book of Souls
    # Jul 01 2010 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
    34 posts
    FYI--Helped another Rogue get the Book of Souls today. Book still spawns at 178 -320. Was able to use SoS and sneak by any mobs. Was a lot of fun going back there.

    105 Ranger <Alliance of Hope>
    20455 AAs
    Makrus Slashes Bara for 39,666 Damage!

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    Mald -105 Shaman
    Title reward
    # Jan 10 2009 at 9:20 PM Rating: Good
    33 posts
    The special character title you get for completing the quest is "Swashbuckler". Just another incentive to doing the actual epic instead of the 1.5 prequest.
    Quick epic
    # Jan 09 2009 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
    Honestly, the longest part of this whole thing was pickpocketing the parchments. Here's how it all went for me:
    - Took about 3 spawns in Kaladim to get the note (about 3rd steal)
    - Took about 8 spawns in Neriak to the 2nd note (also about 3rd steal)
    - Picked up the Book of Souls in Hate very easily - nothing at all saw through my sneak/hide.
    - Did the two turn-ins with Yendar Starpyre, easily killed Renux with my 52 rogue and my husband's 75 cleric. Looted the Jagged Diamond Dagger.
    - The cleric and my 73 druid cleared the Kithicor ruins except for one guy. Did the box turn-in and spawned the General. Cleric smote him (did get a whole bunch of trash undead adds, but was fine) and I looted the Pouch - no Quill.
    - My husband already had a Kedge robe from killing Phinny a long time ago, so I decided it was probably just as easy to collect the other 3 robes as to go through all the pickpocketing and running around to get another box to spawn the General and only maybe get a Quill drop.
    - Killed Yendar Starpyre while 2-boxing my druid and the cleric. Cleric tanked and druid swarms dots actually killed him. Dropped the Shining Metallic Robes.
    - Squished the Oracle in OOT for the Oracle robe, and bought the Ishva one in the Bazaar for cheap.
    - MQed the robes in to Vilnius and got the Quill.
    - Turned all in to Stanos for the Ragebringer :)
    # Dec 30 2008 at 9:11 AM Rating: Decent
    Alright, from Zek server, I found Melka in Qeynos, in room number 14. Had to kill the smugglers to get her to pop, but she did several times while I was sitting there.

    My question is, I've already turned the pouch in to Vilnius, and now need to start the 3 side quests. I would like to skip it, but didn't know that I really could, and now I can't get Melka to respawn. Is there any way around this? Or do I need to just grind and get these 3 side missions finished now that I've started it?
    # Nov 20 2009 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
    Malka respawns at 8pm game time... just wait around for her.
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