Shadowknight Epic: Innoruuk's Curse  

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Level:50
Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
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  • Epic
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    Era:Ruins of Kunark
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    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
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    Entered: Mon Sep 2 22:05:37 2002
    Modified: Sat Jun 22 09:04:55 2024


    NOTE: A patch on March 25, 2015, added a work-around to obtain items from Cazic Thule, Dread, Fright, and Terror:

    In the Plane of Fear, a harbinger of Fear can help adventurers get their epic 1.0 pieces that would normally drop from Cazic-Thule or the golems. These pieces cannot be multi-quested or traded. In addition, a harbinger of Fear can advance the Whistling Fists quest in the same way as Cazic-Thule.



    Quick Guide/Checklist
    Note: Some quest steps can be skipped through clever use of invisibility/feign death. For the purposes of this guide we are assuming players will be doing this epic the intended way, extra hails not included.

    The quests for Darkforge Helm, Darkforge Greaves , and Darkforge Breastplate will need to be done prior to doing this epic. These quests can be done pre-Kunark.
    [ ] The Letter to Duriek
         [ ] Quest for Darkforge Breastplate, Greaves, and Helm
         [ ] Give Kurron Ni Darkforge Breastplate, Darkforge Greaves, Darkforge Helm and 900 Platinum all at the same time. Get +Faction Hit
         [ ] Kill Kurron Ni and Loot the Letter to Duriek. (Might need a small group)

    [ ] The Dusty Tome
         [ ] Give the letter to Duriek Bloodpool in Paineel. Receive +Faction Hit.
         [ ] Find Smaka in Neriak Foreign Quarter. Give him 1000 Platinum. Receive: Cough Elixir - This can be done pre-Kunark.
         [ ] Give the Cough Elixir to Duriek back in Paineel. Receive +Faction Hit
         [ ] Loot a Dusty Tome from a ratman guard in the The Hole. - This can be done pre-Kunark
         [ ] Give the Dusty Tome to Duriek for a +Faction Hit.

    [ ] The Corrupted Ghoulbane
         [ ] Kill the Froglok Shin Lord in Upper Guk and loot The Ghoulbane - This can be done pre-Kunark.
         [ ] Kill Cazic-Thule and Loot The Soul Leech, Dark Sword of Blood (Available off Fright, Dread, and Terror in Velious and beyond) - This can be done pre-Kunark.
         [ ] Kill monsters in Plane of Sky for the Blade of Abrogation - This can be done pre-Kunark.
         [ ] Kill Rharzar in Rathe Mountains for a Drake Spine
         [ ] Kill ashenbone drakes in Plane of Hate for a Decrepit Hide - This can be done pre-Kunark.
         [ ] Get a bar of Enchanted Platinum - This can be done pre-Kunark.
         [ ] Give the Drake Spine, Decrepit Hide and Bar of Enchanted Platinum to Teydar in Qeynos Aqueducts for a Decrepit Sheath.
         [ ] Give the Ghoulbane, the Soul Leech, the Blade of Abrogation, and the Decrepit Sheath to Duriek for the Corrupted Ghoulbane.

    [ ] The Dark Shroud
         [ ] Tell Knarthenne Skurl in Toxxulia Forest "what heart of an innocent". Receive: Soulcase
         [ ] Tell Marl Kastane on Kerra Isle (In Toxxulia Forest) "what prophecy". Receive: Seal of Kastane
         [ ] Give Gerot Kastane in Paineel the Seal of Kastane. Receive: Note to Marl
         [ ] Give the Note to Marl Kastane in Toxxulia Forest.
         [ ] Loot a Cell Key from a mimic (looks like a chest) in the city area of the Hole - This can be done pre-Kunark.
         [ ] Give the Cell Key to Caradon, found in the ratman Jail cell area near the entrance.
         [ ] Kyenna will spawn, she can be split away from Caradon or you can simly kill them both. Loot Blood and Heart of Kyenna.
         [ ] Combine the Heart of Kyenna in the Soulcase to create Heart of the Innocent.
         [ ] Give the Blood of Kyrenna to Marl Kastane. Receive: Dark Shroud

    [ ] Combine the Heart of Kyenna in the Soulcase to create Heart of the Innocent

    [ ] Will of Innoruuk & Head of the Valiant
         [ ] Find Ghost of Ghlonor at the revenant tower in The Hole. Give him the Dark Shroud.
         [ ] Mummy of Glohnor will spawn and attack. Kill him and loot the Head of Glohnor and the Glohnor wrappings
         [ ] Give the Head of Ghlonor to Gerot Kastane in Paineel and receive the Head of the Valiant
         [ ] Give the Glohnor wrappings to Marl Kastane in Toxxulia and receive the Will of Innoruuk

    [ ] Lhranc's Token and Innoruuk's Curse (EPIC)
    Be Prepared for a fight. 3+ Groups is recommended with an emphasis on melee dps.
         [ ] Give the Corrupted Ghoulbane, the Heart of the Innocent, the Head of the Valiant, and the Will of Innoruuk to Lhranc in City of Mist. Receive: Lhranc's Token
         [ ] Lhranc will attack. Kill him and Marl Kastane will spawn nearby. Give Marl (in City of Mist) Lhranc's Token to receive your epic!




    Full Walkthrough

    The Ungrateful Thief

    Kurron Ni appears in the Overthere outpost.

    You say, 'Hail, Kurron Ni'

    Kurron Ni says 'Out of my way, stranger, I am on a delicate mission. Interfere with my search and I shall relieve you of your head! Bother me no more.

    You say, 'What do you seek?'

    Kurron Ni says 'I have traveled here in hopes of finding a soul worthy of assisting me in completing my mission.

    You say, 'I am worthy'

    Kurron Ni says 'I doubt it, but I have been wrong before. Before I share with you the details of my mission, however, you must first prove your worthiness. Agreed?

    You say, 'Agreed'

    Kurron Ni says 'Very well then, my new friend. I have an acquaintance that stands in need of three pieces of Darkforge Armor. He requires the breast, greaves and helm to complete his set. I also must pay back a loan that has come due in the amount of 900 platinum. Return this to me and I shall share with you my dark mission, and the immeasurable reward that will be earned at its completion. Show your face here without fulfilling my request and I will offer you on the altar to Innoruuk himself. Be off!

  • After a hard task of acquiring the requested Darkforge items and 900 platinum pieces, come back to the Overthere. Hand the Darkforge Breastplate, Darkforge Greaves, Darkforge Helm, and 900 platinum all at the same time to Kurron Ni.


  • Kurron Ni says 'Well done, {your name} , I honestly didn't expect to see you again. Yes, yes, this is perfect! My mission is nearly complete!
    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit got better.

    Kurron Ni looks your way apprehensively -- he appears to be quite formidable.

    You say, 'What mission?'

    Kurron Ni says 'My mission was to find a pathetic shadowknight and bring him closer to Innoruuk. You volunteered. By exercising my superior powers of persuasion, I have now taken from you a fine suit of armor and enough coin to ensure that I will be sleeping neither soberly nor alone for quite some time! Now I ask you, worthy shadowknight, do you not feel the fires of hatred coursing through your veins like never before? That is the very reward I spoke of! You have been brought closer to my master. My mission is complete! You foolish excuse for a dark knight, I shall take your head and tell all of your generous donation to the mighty Teir'Dal rogues!

    Kurron Ni punches YOU for 200 points of damage.

    Kurron Ni glares at you threateningly -- he appears to be quite formidable.
    ...
    You have slain Kurron Ni!
    You gain party experience!!

    Kurron Ni - Level 55 rogue - Highly resistant to immune to all spells but disease/poison DoTs and lure line.
    Approximate forces required: one 50+ group.

    You find a Letter to Duriek on his corpse that reads:
    Duriek, I have searched this godless pit for what seems to be an eternity with nothing to show for my efforts. I pray to Innoruuk that you have made some breakthrough in your research. Please update me as to your progress. In the meanwhile I have run into some unexpected expenses and will need some funds to carry on. An additional ten thousand should suffice. Regards, Karnett



    The New Apprentice

    Duriek Bloodpool can be found in Paineel. Hand him the Letter to Duriek you have... found.

    Duriek Bloodpool says 'Yes, most unfortunate. I was informed last week of the death of my most recent apprentice. A few months ago, I paid a substantial sum to a group of rogues sent from Neriak to collect on a gambling debt. He swore to me that was the end of it, but I suspected otherwise. My warnings of gambling with the rogues fell on deaf ears.'

    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit has been adjusted by 3.
    You gain experience!!
    Duriek Bloodpool looks your way apprehensively -- he appears to be quite formidable.

    Despite what Duriek tells you, you receive neither item nor money.

    You say, 'What apprentice?'

    Duriek Bloodpool says 'As stubborn and foolish as he sometimes was, he was full of potential. Had he managed to achieve my age he doubtless would have surpassed my abilities. Though I am not surprised at his passing, he will be sorely missed. Well, I thank you for your efforts. Feel free to meet me in the tavern for a drink sometime. I must now get to the task of replacing my associate.

    You say, 'I will replace him'

    Duriek Bloodpool says 'Hmm, you seem a bit green and I hesitate to trust you with such an important work, but time is of the essence as my days in this world are running out. Bring me back a bottle of cough elixir and, if you are still interested, I will instruct you further.

    Head to Neriak Foreign Quarter. Find Smaka.

    You say, 'hail Smaka'

    Smaka says 'You want stuff? Or mebby you looks for a cure?

    You say, 'I need a bottle of cough elixir'

    Smaka says 'Ahh, you want me cure?! It cost lots of money, big big secret it is. Only us ogres know how to make. You wants? Only 1000 platinum! Make you feels bedder in no times!

    Hand 1000 platinum to Smaka.

    Smaka says 'Okay, enjoy me drink!

    Your faction standing with DarkBargainers has been adjusted by 3.
    Your faction standing with DreadguardOuter has been adjusted 1.
    Your faction standing with DreadguardInner has been adjusted 1.

    You get a Cough Elixir.

    Head back to Paineel. Hand the Cough Elixir to Duriek.


    Duriek Bloodpool says 'Thank you. Now, quickly, there is not much time for me. What I tell you here now must never be shared with another soul. I have spent the better part of my life piecing together clues for the creation of a legendary dark blade, a corrupted Ghoulbane. I am very close to understanding the method used in manipulating the enchantments of the Ghoulbane, but in my current condition, I cannot finish collecting the research. My previous apprentice was searching for this last clue when he met his untimely demise.'
    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit has been adjusted by 3.

    Duriek Bloodpool looks your way apprehensively -- he appears to be quite formidable.

    You say, 'where was he searching?'

    Duriek Bloodpool says 'I possess a key that will open a sealed tome to be found somewhere in the ruins uncovered here not long ago. Recover that tome for me and I am certain I will be able to corrupt the Ghoulbane. My name will be etched in history and you will wield a legend! You must hurry now, and I must return to my studies. Do not return to me, {your name} , without the tome.



    More Work

    Head to the Hole and find a ratman guard. They patrol the jail area together with ratman warriors.

    a ratman guard scowls at you, ready to attack -- it appears to be quite formidable.
    a ratman guard hits YOU for 370 points of damage.
    ...
    You have slain a ratman guard!
    You gain party experience!!

    a ratman guard - Level 55 warrior - Is not immune from any spells.
    Approximate forces required: two 50+ groups.
    You find a Dusty Tome on its corpse.

    Head back to Paineel and hand the Dusty Tome to Duriek.

    Duriek Bloodpool gasps at you in astonishment, eyes beaming with pride and says, 'You've found it! It seems I underestimated you. You have succeeded where others failed. I feared it would never come to pass.' Duriek takes the key from his neck, softly muttering some words, and places it in a previously unseen keyhole. The book's hinges creak as Duriek pulls it open. After reading for a few moments, he says, 'It is even better than I had hoped! It will take me weeks to uncover a portion of what this book has to offer. But this is what I have been searching for, so many years! At last I know the items required to corrupt that accursed blade!'

    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit has been adjusted by 3.
    Duriek Bloodpool looks your way apprehensively -- he appears to be quite formidable.

    You say, 'what items?'

    Duriek Bloodpool says 'I will need the Ghoulbane, the Soul Leech, the Blade of Abrogation, and the Decrepit Sheath. Alas, I am far too ill to travel and collect these pieces. I must call upon your youth and ability again, {your name} . Return to me with these items and I shall be known throughout history as the greatest grave lord to have walked Norrath and you shall be among the most powerful in our art.



    The Corruption

    The Ghoulbane is in possession of the froglok shin lord in the Ruins of Upper Guk. (It also drops from Joren Nobleheart, a Paladin in Southern Felwithe, if you can handle the Level 60 fight.)

    The Soul Leech, Dark Sword of Blood is in possession of the God of Fear, Cazic-Thule, in the Plane of Fear.

    The Blade of Abrogation is at times carried by monsters in the Plane of Sky.

    The Decrepit Sheath is fashioned by Teydar. He is located in the Qeynos Aqueduct System.

    Teydar looks your way apprehensively -- looks like he would wipe the floor with you!

    You say, 'hail Teydar'

    Teydar says 'Hello {your name} , It's good to see another shadowknight. I'm Teydar, I've made it my life to fashion suitable scabbard and sheaths for our order.

    You say, 'Can you fashion a decrepit sheath?'

    Teydar says 'The object you desire is very difficult to fashion, nearly impossible, really. All I can offer to do is try. The real difficulty is the contents that give the sheath its power. They have to be of an almost equal evil. I think some kind of decrepit hide, a drake spine along with a bar of enchanted platinum should prove enough to make this item.

    Drake Spine can be taken from a drake named Rharzar in Rathe Mountains.

    Rharzar scowls at you, ready to attack -- it appears to be quite formidable.

    Rharzar hits YOU for 288 points of damage.
    ...
    You have slain Rharzar!
    You gain party experience!!

    Rharzar - Level 55 cleric - Immune from all spells but tap line, poison/disease DoTs, and lure line.
    Approximate forces required: two 50+ groups.

    Decrepit Hide can sometimes be found on the ashenbone drakes in the Plane of Hate.

    an ashenbone drake scowls at you, ready to attack -- it appears to be quite formidable.
    an ashenbone drake hits YOU for 137 points of damage.
    ...
    You have slain an ashenbone drake!
    You gain party experience!!

    Hand the Drake Spine, the Decrepit Hide, and the enchanted platinum bar to Teydar.

    Teydar says 'I did it! The pieces you got me were perfect! It took a huge effort on my part to craft this, of course. it saddens me that I'm unable to keep one of my best works. A deal is a deal. There is honor among shadowknights.

    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit has been adjusted by 5.

    Teydar looks your way apprehensively -- looks like he would wipe the floor with you!

    You get a Decrepit Sheath.

    Head back to Duriek and give him the Ghoulbane, the Soul Leech, Dark Sword of Blood, the Blade of Abrogation, and the Decrepit Sheath.

    Duriek Bloodpool takes the Ghoulbane and places the other swords on either side of it. The sheath begins to gleam so intensely, you can see the bones inside Duriek's hands. After several minutes, there is a final, blinding flash. Duriek collapses to the ground. After a few moments, Duriek motions you closer and whispers, 'You have done well. I wish fate had been kinder to me and allowed me your aid years ago, I might have lived long enough to enjoy the fame our combined efforts. I studied much of the tome you retrieved and have stumbled upon something that may be the key to unleashing darkness upon the face of Norrath forever. You must seek out a powerful lich by the name of Lhranc. Farewell, {your name}.' With his last bit of energy, Duriek places the corrupted Ghoulbane in your hands.

    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit has been adjusted by 3
    You get a Corrupted Ghoulbane.



    The Cursed Being

    Lhranc is a ghost in the City of Mist.

    You say, 'hail Lhranc'

    Lhranc says 'Ahh, finally! He has sent you. No time to waste now, you must help me lift the curse at once!

    You say, 'What curse?'

    Lhranc says 'Can you not see my condition! I have been unjustly sentenced to an eternity in this wretched form you see before you, never to leave these walls. In exchange for the cure for this curse, I swear to show you a secret that would make you the most powerful of your kind.

    You say, 'What is the cure?'

    Lhranc says 'I require only four things of you, dark one, and one of them you hold now. Bring me the heart of an innocent, the head of the valiant, and the will of Innoruuk. With these, my curse shall be lifted at last and I will craft a weapon that will cast a shadow over all of Norrath. "one of them you hold" refers to the Corrupted Ghoulbane.



    The Ritual

    In Toxxulia Forest near the dock you may find Knarthenne Skurl, at -5, +1145.

    You say, 'hail Knarthenne Skurl'

    Knarthenne Skurl says 'Ah, you do not possess the heart of an innocent. Be gone with you!

    You say, 'what heart of an innocent?'

    Knarthenne Skurl says 'What's that? Heart of the Innocent, you say?! Ages, it has been, since I was last asked that. The Heart of the Innocent is an item of great power. Few are they who have ever commanded the dark magic of such an object. It is the bound soul of a pure mortal, rare indeed. Take this hollow gem, and combine with it the heart of one who is pure. If your hand is steady and your mind is clear, you shall have what you seek. You get a Soulcase.

    Marl Kastane may be found in Toxxulia Forest at +115, +2135.

    You say, 'hail Marl Kastane'

    Marl Kastane says 'Begone!! You do not have the will to do the things I require!

    You say, 'I have the will of Innoruuk'

    Marl Kastane says 'You speak of a myth, friend. Such an object does not exist in this age and the secret of its creation lies locked in my mind, where it shall stay. It has been passed down through generations in my line, not to be revealed to a soul until the prophecy has come to pass.

    You say, 'What prophecy?'

    Marl Kastane says 'My apologies, {Your name} , I have said too much already. Instead, I have an errand to occupy your thoughts. Take this as proof that you are sent from me and find my brother in Paineel. I haven't spoken with him in some time now and his well being is essential to our family's destiny.

    You get a Seal of Kastane.

    In Paineel, past the elevator, you may find Gerot Kastane. Hand the Seal of Kastane to Gerot Kastane.
    Gerot Kastane says 'At last! I have been waiting for my brother for weeks! We are doomed! Innoruuk will taint our seed into some perverse, twisted, maddened breed. The prophecy has begun to unfold and there are none capable of stopping it. Quickly, return this note to Marl, we must hide! We have failed the master! We must escape the hateful one's wrath!

    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit has been adjusted by 3.

    You get a Note to Marl.

    You say, 'Hail, Gerot Kastane'

    Gerot Kastane says, '{Your name} ! My hero! I am at your service. I have been told to tell you all I know of the Head of the Valiant. Its construction is a mockery to the gods of Light, an abomination above all others. The method of creation of the Head of the Valiant was passed down through my family for centuries. All I require of you is the physical head of a valiant warrior. I have the rest of the materials right here to fashion this item for you.
    Head to Kerra Isle and hand the "Note to Marl" to Marl Kastane.

    Marl Kastane reads the note, eyes widening in panic. He raises his eyes to you and says, 'This is grave news, friend. If the prophecy is allowed to be fulfilled, our strength will vanish into obscurity. Goodness and purity will spread like a plague across the land and the servants of Hate will be powerless to stop it!'

    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit has been adjusted by 3.

    You say, 'What prophecy?'

    Marl Kastane says 'I suppose it is time for the secret to be shared. Ages ago, two brothers were born. Glohnor was highly favored by the pompous Lightbringer, whose name we do not utter. Lhranc was chosen by the Prince of Hate to bring destruction and turmoil to the sons of men. The one thing they shared in common was their love of the fair priestess, Kyrenna. Kyrenna fell deeply in love with Glohnor. When Lhranc discovered this, he was overcome with rage and unwisely attacked his brother, who happened to be far more adept in combat. The fight cost Lhranc dearly. He lost his dignity as well as an eye in the struggle. He was ordered to leave Freeport and live his life in exile from the only home he had ever known.

    You say, 'What became of Lhranc?'

    Marl Kastane says 'Lhranc wandered the deserts of Ro for weeks, sinking deeper into depression and giving in to rage. Reports from the local merchants and caravans had him roaming the dunes muttering to himself incoherently. Eventually, he was forgotten, blending in with the hermits and madmen common to that region, forgotten by all save one.

    You say, 'Who is the one?'

    Marl Kastane says 'Innoruuk had not forsaken Lhranc. Once his rage and hate had matured and sufficiently altered his soul, the dark prince summoned him and gave him dominion over the demons that had enslaved his mind. He was given a weapon that made him powerful enough to slay any enemy that stood in his way. He was to become the first human to harness the power of the almighty shadowknight. After years of traveling and teaching mankind his newfound abilities, Lhranc sneaked back into Freeport through a series of sewers in search of revenge against his brother and in hopes of kidnapping Kyrenna, the source of his obsession. Waiting until Glohnor was alone, Lhranc sprang from the shadows and slew his brother. This was the act that brought about his curse.

    You say, 'What curse?'

    Marl Kastane says 'As I said, Glohnor was highly favored by the Lightbringer. When the contemptible god of honor discovered what had been done, he transformed Lhranc into a deformed spectral knight and placed him in the ruined city. Lhranc then used what remained of his power to summon Kyrenna to his side and bind her there in a timeless, seamless sphere. He struggled for centuries to break her will and convince her to serve Innoruuk, certain that together they could remove his curse. But then, there was the prediction.

    You say, 'What prediction?'

    Marl Kastane says 'The prophecy states that one day Kyrenna will escape the clutches of Lhranc and that she will resurrect Glohnor. Together, it reads, they will destroy Lhranc and undo all he has done. I trust that I do not need to tell you, {Your name} , that this would decimate our foothold in Norrath. When the prophecy was written, its words spread across the land. A dark council was held to construct a plan that would frustrate the words of the prophets. My ancestors were responsible for robbing Glohnor's tomb and securing his remains. For generations we have been charged with the duty of guarding those remains and the secret plan, should the corpse be discovered.

    You say, 'What secret plan?'

    Marl Kastane says 'The plan is a last resort only to be tried if Kyrenna indeed escapes and the remains are discovered. Judging by my brother's words that time is now. It will take the most powerful hero all the courage and dedication he can muster to complete the ritual.

    You say, 'I will complete the ritual'

    Marl Kastane says 'It would seem we have no choice, and this is our only hope. I must first make a dark shroud. To do this I must stain it with the blood of an innocent. Go find me this rare blood so I can start the creating of the shroud.

    In the Hole, in a jail cell, you may find Caradon.

    You say, 'hail Caradon'

    Caradon says 'Please help me get out of here! My companion, Kyrenna, and I are trapped in this hellish place!

    You say, 'Who is Kyrenna?'

    Caradon says 'I was with Kyrenna when she attempted to revive the corpse of Glohnor the Valiant. Like fools, we rushed into a trap. Now we sit here and await our deaths.'

    You say, 'Where is Kyrenna?'

    Caradon says 'She is close by. For a price, I shall tell you. Bring me the key to my freedom and I will betray her, who sentenced me to this fate.'

    In the city area of the Hole you can find "a chest," which sometimes drops a Cell Key.

    Take the Cell Key to Caradon.
    Caradon says 'Kyrenna! We are free!
    Your faction standing with Truespirit got better (What is the actual faction hit?)
    Kyrenna punches YOU for 157 points of damage.
    Caradon punches YOU for 157 points of damage.
    ...
    You have slain Kyrenna! You gain party experience!! You have slain Caradon! You gain party experience!!
    Caradon - Level 55 paladin - Is not immune from any spells. Approximate forces required: one 50+ groups.
    Kyrenna - Level 55 cleric - Immune from any spells.
    Approximate forces required: one 50+ groups.

    You get Blood of Kyrenna and Heart of Kyrenna from her corpse.



    The Ritual Completion or The Mummy Undressing

    Take Blood of Kyrenna to Marl Kastane.

    Marl Kastane says 'Here, you take this shroud. You must now find the spirit of glohnor and place this item on him. This should force him back into his mummified body and then you must destroy this newly raised form and return to me its wrappings.'

    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit has been adjusted by 5.

    You get a Dark Shroud. In the ghost area of the Hole you may find a Ghost of Glohnor. Hand the Dark Shroud to it. Shortly after a Mummy of Glohnor will appear. When you kill the mummy you will get the Head of Glohnor and the wrappings.

    Mummy of Glohnor - Level 55 ? - Immune ?
    Approximate forces required: two 50+ groups.

    Bring the head to Gerot Kastane.


    Gerot Kastane says 'Good travels, dark one! May Innoruuk curse your enemies!'

    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit has been adjusted by 5.

    You get the Head of the Valiant. Bring the wrappings to Marl Kastane.

    Marl Kastane says 'You've done it! Your efforts will stand as a tribute to our kind for time eternal, my friend. Although nothing could possibly serve as a just reward for your accomplishments, please accept this as well as my eternal gratitude. It has been fashioned from the wraps of the mummy and shall protect you well.'

    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit has been adjusted by 5.

    You get the Will of Innoruuk. Combine the Heart of Kyrenna with the Soulcase to produce the Heart of the Innocent.

    The Lift of the Curse or Back to the Dead Head to City of Mist and hand the Corrupted Ghoulbane, the Heart of the Innocent, the Head of the Valiant, and the Will of Innoruuk to Lhranc.


    Lhranc says 'Ahh, at last I can free myself of this prison! Centuries have passed since I enjoyed the fruits of mortality.' He hurls the components above his head where they remain suspended in midair. They hover in place while he chants the words of an ancient spell. As he speaks, the items begin to rotate around his head, slowly at first, then faster as the chanting grows louder, until it spins in a blur. Soon, the room is filled with a deafening shriek that pierces you to the core. Lhranc hurls a coin at you and laughs, 'Here is your reward fool.'

    Your faction standing with True Spirit got better. (What is the actual faction hit here?) Receive Lhranc's Token.

    After a brief pause..

    Lhranc says 'Young one, you cannot fathom how long it has been since I breathed air and felt flesh on my bones. I told you I would show you a weapon that would make you the most powerful of your kind. I said nothing of giving it to you. Feast your eyes on Innoruuk's Curse mortal, thank you for your service. At this point, if you are not satisfied with his answer, you better start using some force.

    Auto attack on. Lhranc slashes YOU for 385 points of damage.
    ... You have slain Lhranc! You gain party experience!!

    Lhranc - Level 60 shadowknight - Immune from any spells. Procs a direct damage spell.
    Approximate forces required: three 50+ groups.

    Upon killing Lhranc, Marl Kastane appears nearby.

    Marl Kastane says 'Alas, I cannot be the one to carry the sword back to my people as proof in fear they will kill me to possess it for their own. I think a simple trade is in order, perhaps you have a symbol or token of Lhranc's that I could take back to the others to ease their worries?

    Hand the Lhranc's Token to Marl Kastane.

    Marl Kastane says 'Very good, I will go deliver this right away.'

    You receive the Innoruuk's Curse.

    Your take a negative faction hit to Truespirit faction to 0 out the faction.
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    After turning in the Note to Marl, Marl Kastane is now missing the following dialogue:

    You say, 'What prophecy?'

    Marl Kastane says 'I suppose it is time for the secret to be shared. Ages ago, two brothers were born. Glohnor was highly favored by the pompous Lightbringer, whose name we do not utter. Lhranc was chosen by the Prince of Hate to bring destruction and turmoil to the sons of men. The one thing they shared in common was their love of the fair priestess, Kyrenna. Kyrenna fell deeply in love with Glohnor. When Lhranc discovered this, he was overcome with rage and unwisely attacked his brother, who happened to be far more adept in combat. The fight cost Lhranc dearly. He lost his dignity as well as an eye in the struggle. He was ordered to leave Freeport and live his life in exile from the only home he had ever known.

    Instead, you only get this dialogue, which is from an earlier step in the quest:

    You say, 'What prophecy?'

    Marl Kastane says 'My apologies, {Your name} , I have said too much already. Instead, I have an errand to occupy your thoughts. Take this as proof that you are sent from me and find my brother in Paineel. I haven't spoken with him in some time now and his well being is essential to our family's destiny.

    I believe this is related to the August 15, 2018 Game Update:

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    - Innoruuk's Curse - Made the following changes to Marl Kastane:
    - - When given the Note to Marl, Marl will no longer despawn and respawn as a new version of himself with fewer dialogues and an inability to receive the Note to Marl again.”


    It appears as though the second version of Marl held the second response for the dialogue trigger, and it has been broken ever since. Please upvote my bug report on the official forums at https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/marl-kastane-missing-dialogue-prompt.285411/ to help see this fixed.
    Parts that can be done pre-Kunark
    # Jul 16 2023 at 8:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Through some extensive testing, I can confirm the following parts of the quest are able to be completed pre-Kunark on the Oakwynd TLP server. All other steps of the quests involve mobs or NPCs that do not spawn until Kunark.

    [ ] The Letter to Duriek
      [ ] Quest for Darkforge Breastplate, Greaves, and Helm

    [ ] The Dusty Tome
      [ ] Find Smaka in Neriak Foreign Quarter. Give her* 1000 Platinum. Receive: Cough Elixir
      [ ] Loot a Dusty Tome from a ratman guard in the The Hole.

    [ ] The Corrupted Ghoulbane
      [ ] Kill the Froglok Shin Lord in Upper Guk and loot The Ghoulbane - Joren Nobleheart does not appear until Kunark
      [ ] Kill Cazic-Thule and Loot The Soul Leech, Dark Sword of Blood
      [ ] Kill monsters in Plane of Sky for the Blade of Abrogation
      [ ] Kill ashenbone drakes in Plane of Hate for a Decrepit Hide
      [ ] Get a bar of Enchanted Platinum

    [ ] The Dark Shroud
      [ ] Loot a Cell Key from a mimic (looks like a chest) in the city area of the Hole

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    DON'T do the Darkforge Quests!!!!! (unless you have to)
    # May 10 2023 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
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    You can completely avoid the Darkforge nonsense for this quest. All the quest does is give you a total of 3 whole True Spirit faction. With 3 more when turning in the note.

    Giving the Ogre lady 1000p multiple times for the Elixir (it's lore) should help make the quest much easier - unless somehow the quest is triggered in a way to be unable to do this at low Apprehensive.

    Speaking of, the entire quest can be done while apprehensive. Not all quests can be done (for instance, the Sheath can't be done right away, but it can be a little later).

    And since it's a True Spirit quest, you should be able to cheese it a little with the beginning of the Shaman quest line by receiving the Tiny Gem and giving it to the drunk in Freeport.
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    Try to get your True Spirit up in other ways, and avoid doing the Darkforge quests if at all possible.

    Edited, May 10th 2023 8:25pm by punnyvoicebox
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    Skipping Darkforge
    # Oct 05 2021 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
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    Just finished my 1.0 today on my baby SK.You can skip the whole first part of the quest line with getting Darkforge armor and handing over any kind of plat by getting a class who can charm(bard, chanter, puppet strings probably as well) and heading over to Butcherblock and killing Peg Leg. Then you charm the lesser spirit that spawns afterwards and head through the shaman prompts then hand the gem over to the Barbarian in East Freeport sewers to get +100 Truespirit faction. As a Human Inny SK, the only factioning I had to do was killing guards in Erudin(killed about 20 guards to get to amiably) to get the key to go into Paineel. The only parts that were slow for me to get were Ghost of Glohnor to spawn in the Hole, he was a real PITA.

    Edited, Oct 5th 2021 12:46pm by xvilemx

    Edited, Oct 5th 2021 12:47pm by xvilemx
    Blade of Abrogation MQ
    # May 16 2021 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
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    Does not work anymore
    Blade of Abrogation MQ
    # Feb 04 2022 at 4:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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    iaminvincable wrote:
    Does not work anymore


    This is incorrect, I successfully completed the Blade of Abrogation MQ on Bertoxxulous today. I was on my SK and was FD for the hand in of both Blade of Abrogation & Soul Leech. Other Shadowknight successfully obtained Corrupted Ghoulbane & also successfully did MQ using Decrepit Hide for him.

    You have to be indifferent in faction at least to do hand ins. You can also use hide/sneak if you have them or hand the npc the items, FD, then click give.
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    Finished tonight
    # Dec 31 2020 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
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    This being my second completed Epic 1.0 (the other being Shaman roughly 15 years ago)...

    For starters, I heroic'd my SK not long after reactivating my account after roughly 12 years. At 85, alomost nothing presented a challenge in terms of the fights. Also, given that Heroic comes with weapons, I was mainly doing this to clean the bank out a bit, since I had a piece or two in there.

    Sadly, at least on Bristlebane, it would seem that the Darkforge Armor turn in is still necessary to get anyone to deal with you. (Got the Soulcase with no issue, but that was about it. Caradon gave me his first line of dialogue, then proceeded to call me Iksar pond scum when I asked about Kyrenna.) When I went through in the standard order (only skipped step was the first "Hail" of Lhranc, since a couple of 50's evidently took him out prior to my first trip), everything worked well.) Speaking of Caradon, he's not well marked on the Brewell map, and the door to his area is easy to miss. (It's on the way out of the tower area.)

    Ghost of Ghlonor did eventually spawn in the crypt under the graveyard at the revenant tower.

    Blade of Abrogation for me dropped on Pegasus Isle.

    And yes, save time and kill the guy in Felwithe for Ghoulbane.
    Kurron Turn In
    # Jun 19 2020 at 7:01 AM Rating: Good
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    Just a warning as I found out the hard way- if you dont give Kurron all the Darkforge armor AND the 900pp at the same time he eats the armor and you have to do it over.
    Skip Steps
    # Apr 21 2020 at 1:00 PM Rating: Good
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    Just did this for fun and was able to complete it without doing any of the darkforge quest line, nor did I bother with the letter from Kurron Ni. Had to invis or sneak for some of the turn in's but still got it done.
    Easy key to Paineel
    # Mar 28 2020 at 7:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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    Create an evil Erudite like necro or SK. Choose Paineel as your home but don't unclick tutorial. Get sent to Gloomingdeep. Once you are in the tutorial, immediately tell Arias "I am ready to leave". This takes you to POK.

    Give the key to the person who needs it since it is only Lore. At least on FV server.
    Easy key to Paineel
    # Nov 11 2023 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
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    Just wanted to update, they changed this on FV, the key is now no-drop, unfortunately.
    Easy key to Paineel
    # May 14 2020 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
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    Vedarian wrote:

    Give the key to the person who needs it since it is only Lore. At least on FV server.


    Can confirm this only works on FV as everything there is trade-able. Does not work on other servers.
    Gerot Kastane respawn confirmed!
    # Feb 16 2020 at 9:37 AM Rating: Good
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    Feb 16 2019

    Gerot Kastane dose exist, re spawn 36 hours stays for a few hours, re spawns top of the hour. Between two pillars to the left facing the pool. con indifferently for most factions can get away with apprehensive if Sk with good Paineel faction.
    To get good Paineel faction kill Kobolds in cave in newbie area just out side of Paineel city.

    To get key into inner Paineel city kill 2000 Kobolds... at least I had to kill that many...suks but that is life in Everquest. Then go to city skellie guards after your faction with them is ok at tunnel entrance hail one of them and say "needz keyz" then go through tunnel to entrance to elevator, click on rock on the ground, door opens go into elevator, come go down, have no choice it only goes one way, you come out in hall way that leads to a three story observatory or is it two story, dosnt matter go down till you cant any more lol. :P Go go down winding steps to open courtyard with a stone hedge pillar circle with a pool in the middle, Gerot stands to the left between the 1st 2 pillars, you cant see him from the entrance. Re spawn every 36 hours. Confirmed. Feb 2019.

    Get some junk food and beers or pop, and some movies or play other games while you wait cause your gonna be there a while unless you hit it just right...

    good luck!

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    SPAWN / DESPAWN?
    # Jun 20 2019 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
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    Does Gerot Kastane in Paineel despawn on turn-ins now. I am at his spawn spot and he is nowhere to be found. I brought in a tracker and he deffinitely isn't up. Nowhere in this walkthrough is his despawning/spawn time listed.
    Final Truespirit Faction Hit In This Quest
    # Apr 30 2019 at 10:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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    [Tue Apr 30 11:04:42 2019] Marl Kastane says, 'Very good, I will go deliver this right away.'
    [Tue Apr 30 11:04:42 2019] Your faction standing with Truespirit has been adjusted by -35.
    [Tue Apr 30 11:04:44 2019] You have completed achievement: Epic 1.0

    There is no bonus for faction currently in effect, so I'm assuming that Arkadykappa's post HERE had a typo (the "-53" Truespirit was actually -35).

    Also, I believe the faction summary at the top shoud read: Truespirit +3, +3, +5, +3, +3, +3, +5, +5, +5, -35 (The final negative faction hit cancels out the first 9 positive faction hits, which is typical with most quests based on Truespirit faction).

    *Edit - after reading over all the other numerous posts, I'm starting to think that the final Truespirit faction hit might be dynamic, in that it simply resets your Truespirit faction to 0. I did skip over several steps using some of the tips posted, such as the Darkforge armor skips, so I may not have had as much Truespirit faction to begin with.




    Edited, Apr 30th 2019 11:49am by Sigpaos
    Final Truespirit Faction Hit In This Quest
    # May 02 2019 at 6:23 AM Rating: Excellent
    Sigpaos wrote:
    [Tue Apr 30 11:04:42 2019] Marl Kastane says, 'Very good, I will go deliver this right away.'
    [Tue Apr 30 11:04:42 2019] Your faction standing with Truespirit has been adjusted by -35.
    [Tue Apr 30 11:04:44 2019] You have completed achievement: Epic 1.0

    There is no bonus for faction currently in effect, so I'm assuming that Arkadykappa's post HERE had a typo (the "-53" Truespirit was actually -35).

    Also, I believe the faction summary at the top shoud read: Truespirit +3, +3, +5, +3, +3, +3, +5, +5, +5, -35 (The final negative faction hit cancels out the first 9 positive faction hits, which is typical with most quests based on Truespirit faction).

    *Edit - after reading over all the other numerous posts, I'm starting to think that the final Truespirit faction hit might be dynamic, in that it simply resets your Truespirit faction to 0. I did skip over several steps using some of the tips posted, such as the Darkforge armor skips, so I may not have had as much Truespirit faction to begin with.




    Edited, Apr 30th 2019 11:49am by Sigpaos


    Thanks. Removed the final faction hit and changed it in the quest writeup.
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    need help!!
    # Feb 18 2019 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
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    I have my shadowknight in the hole where the ghost of glohnor spawns. He spawned and i tried to give him the dark shroud but he kept giving it back. Please help
    need help!!
    # Feb 19 2019 at 9:32 AM Rating: Good
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    Is he saying he has no use for it? Are you trying with an illusion or potion as mentioned in the comments under Ghost Of Glohnor page? https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=6948
    need help!!
    # Feb 20 2019 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
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    he doesn't say anything at all. I click trade and it hands it right back to me on my scroller.
    need help!!
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    You have to use some sort of illusion or fd type turn in.
    Lhranc faction hit
    # Nov 11 2018 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
    there was no faction hit to killing Lhranc.
    Turning in the coin actually was -88 to Truespirit, compared to the -50 listed on the site.
    Lhranc faction hit
    # Nov 19 2018 at 9:52 AM Rating: Excellent
    baketomato, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
    there was no faction hit to killing Lhranc.
    Turning in the coin actually was -88 to Truespirit, compared to the -50 listed on the site.


    Did you do this turn in recently while double faction bonus was applied to servers?
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    Filling in stuff
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    Filling in stuff
    # May 28 2018 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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    Killed Caradon and Kyrenna today, 5/28/18 on Zek and neither kill gave any faction adjust whatsoever. Looked through logs over and over again and no faction hit. Elemental Warrior's at the same time gave a Minions of the Underfoot adjust of -2.
    Filling in stuff
    # May 31 2018 at 11:50 AM Rating: Excellent
    Galadrena wrote:
    Killed Caradon and Kyrenna today, 5/28/18 on Zek and neither kill gave any faction adjust whatsoever. Looked through logs over and over again and no faction hit. Elemental Warrior's at the same time gave a Minions of the Underfoot adjust of -2.


    From looking at the quest entry, you get faction from the turn in and not by killing them.
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    Filling in stuff
    # Jan 28 2018 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
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    Correct me if i'm wrong.
    Camping at Lhranc spot for few days without any luck.
    Then after cleaning zone and killing Mist Reaver and
    looting a "Lhranc's Pendant", back to the room and see
    Lhranc up and waiting for me.
    May be this pendant is a trigger to pop him?
    Filling in stuff
    # Feb 03 2018 at 4:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Correct me if i'm wrong.
    Camping at Lhranc spot for few days without any luck.
    Then after cleaning zone and killing Mist Reaver and
    looting a "Lhranc's Pendant", back to the room and see
    Lhranc up and waiting for me.
    May be this pendant is a trigger to pop him?


    Kill just the Mist Reaver again and let us know if Lhranc spawns again.
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    Filling in stuff
    # Nov 05 2020 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
    Gidono wrote:
    woodooboo wrote:
    Correct me if i'm wrong.
    Camping at Lhranc spot for few days without any luck.
    Then after cleaning zone and killing Mist Reaver and
    looting a "Lhranc's Pendant", back to the room and see
    Lhranc up and waiting for me.
    May be this pendant is a trigger to pop him?


    Kill just the Mist Reaver again and let us know if Lhranc spawns again.


    I know it's a bit late, but I can confirm killing the Mist Reaver does NOT spawn Lhranc.
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    Quick Guide/Checklist
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    Added a quick guide/checklist for this epic. Let us know if there are any mistakes, or errors so we can get them corrected.
    Faction for turning in the three swords and the sheath
    # May 15 2017 at 1:43 PM Rating: Good
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    Duriek Bloodpool takes the Ghoulbane and places the other swords on either side of it. The sheath begins to gleam so intensely, you can see the bones inside Duriek's hands. After several minutes, there is a final, blinding flash. Duriek collapses to the ground. After a few moments, Duriek motions you closer and whispers, 'You have done well. I wish fate had been kinder to me and allowed me your aid years ago, I might have lived long enough to enjoy the fame our combined efforts. I studied much of the tome you retrieved and have stumbled upon something that may be the key to unleashing darkness upon the face of Norrath forever. You must seek out a powerful lich by the name of Lhranc. Farewell, {your name}.' With his last bit of energy, Duriek places the corrupted Ghoulbane in your hands.

    Your faction standing with TrueSpirit got better (need actual faction hit)
    You get a Corrupted Ghoulbane.


    Your faction standing with Truespirit has been adjusted by 3.

    Lhranc was level 70 for me
    # Jan 07 2017 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
    Just did this quest on live (1/7/17). Did the final turn in and was shocked that human Lhranc conned yellow to my 69 SK. He attacked when I hailed and wiped the floor with both me and my merc. Luckily I was able to get on a couple of family members' retired characters, rush over to CoM, and take him down. He was blue to a 71 so he must have spawned at level 70 rather than the posted 60. Was an easy fight for 3 boxed 70ish toons + their mercs. Killed him and did my coin turn in for the epic I thought I'd never get.

    He didn't recover any health between the fights, so I suppose I might have been able to finish him off with a couple of deaths even if I didn't have these other characters available tome.
    beginning
    # Jul 24 2016 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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    ive tried to begin the quest without the armour but each time it doesnt drop the note -

    are you sure we no longer have to do the armour? should i report it?
    beginning
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    I followed Jastripp's post below and was able to complete the epic without doing the Darkforge armor quests.
    mq epic
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    anyways to mq entire quest?
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    LOL, I must be in a different EQ. It was the furthest entrance to Queynos Catacombs from Graham. Neither Graham nor Senst were on find, but both were on my map. After all that, Teydar wasn't up.
    SK Epic checklist
    # Apr 29 2017 at 3:35 AM Rating: Decent
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    worked perfect, just waiting on marl
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    # Apr 05 2016 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
    Thank you for the guide. It made doing this much easier without having to do the darkforge stuff and factioning.
    Ghost of Glohnor
    # May 26 2015 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
    So I gave the Shroud to the ghost just as the guide said, however instead of a mummy spawn, the ghost de-spawned (taking the shroud) and I got 11 faction for the TrueSpirit. I have been waiting for my mummy spawn since and have killed 3 'a fallen heretic' that spawned where he should. Any ideas? I already petitioned in the hopes of at least getting a new shroud or the head and wrappings I need.

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