Trooper Scale Helm  

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Level:25
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Armour Set
  • Experience
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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: Tue Nov 28 20:53:48 2000
Modified: Sun Aug 15 19:55:15 2021
Xlixinar Arcut says 'You must first learn focus before being awarded the legionnaire scale helm. The Swifttails are the masters of focus and as such you will learn from the Grand Master of the Court. It has been so long, I do not know who is Grand Master now. Whoever it is, give him this note and follow his instruction. Once you have learned, return to us and the helm will be yours.

Grand Master Glox sits whispering incoherently for a long moment before even regarding the note you dropped in front of him. The Grand Master suddenly snatches up the note from Xlixinar, removes a small charcoal marker from a belt pouch, and scrawls some intructions upon it. He drops the note immediately after finishing and resumes his meditation without a word.

The note reads:

"Glox's Instructions

Atop the ancient tower of Kurn lives a mole. This mole has unwittingly taught the Swifttails much. It has taught us focus. Go into the tower, sit and meditate near his burrow, and settle yourself. When it peers out to look for food, use all of your pent up ferocity and kill the mole quickly. Upon its neck will be a collar. Return to me the collar and 2 star rubies and I will give you my reference for the Arcut."
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Dialogue.
# May 23 2016 at 10:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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The book that gives the clue to the initial keyword is Brother's Fallen sold by War Historian Kobl in East Cabilis.

Quote:
You say, 'Hail, Xlixinar Arcut'

Xlixinar Arcut sighs heavily and after a long while says, 'Leave us, Iksar. Leave us to our eternal damnation.'

You say, 'curse'

Xlixinar Arcut twists his face into a frown and says, 'You read what's written, Iksar. It's clear enough so we won't bother to explain the details. We can only stand our guard and hope for [redemption].'

You say, 'redemption'

Xlixinar Arcut grits his teeth and snaps, 'It's very simple, ______! We are fallen! We seek redemption! We guard our 'brothers' here among the Howling Stones until we are relieved. Whether that will ever happen, we do not know. We can only hope that by providing the great warriors of the legion with our [ancient armor], we will earn salvation.'

You say, 'ancient armor'

Xlixinar Arcut says 'You wish the armor of our ancestors? The armor donned by the Guard whose duty was to protect the Chosen? A warrior relies not on strength alone, but many virtues. If a warrior learns to balance each virtue, then he may be fit to guard the Chosen. Each piece of armor reflects a [virtue], and each virtue must be learned before the armor is given.'

You say, 'virtue'

Xlixinar Arcut says 'The armor I keep are the symbols of focus, sacrifice, and perseverence. The [helm], [pauldrons], [vambraces], and [breastplate]. You must bring me proof that you know these virtues before attaining the armor I keep. I also will need a piece of Banded armor of the type you desire. My brother keeps the other pieces.'

You say, 'helm'

Xlixinar Arcut says 'You must first learn focus before being awarded the legionnaire scale helm. The Swifttails are the masters of focus and as such you will learn from the Grand Master of the Court. It has been so long, I do not know who is Grand Master now. Whoever it is, give him this note and follow his instruction. Once you have learned, return to us and the helm will be yours.'

You receive Illegible Note: Helm.
Need helm
# Aug 22 2004 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
You also need a Banded Helm to hand in. I handed this in later, so it can be MQ'd.
I 1'st got a tiny collar and then bought 2 star rubies. I handed them to the monk GM, Glox, in Cab. He gave me a reference note. I handed the note to Arcut. He said to also get a Banded item of the type i am looking for. I spent some time getting a Banded Helm and came back to Arcut and he gave me the Trooper Scale Helm - ac12 str5 wis5 magic2 - War Iks. Btw, i am a Iks Nec lvl 33.
Odd Mole
# May 21 2004 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
I play a 20 Nec Iksar and a freind is a 12 Iksar war. We took the Odd mole. I waited at the entrance to Kurns and he went up and agroed him ran down and we took him pretty easy. I used pet he tanked for a bit. He zoned after health got low and I doted him with Heat blood and heart Flutter. The mole ran and pet pretty much finished him off. Just goes to show that low lvl chars can beat the mole. One thing i will mention is that Me being a Nec I could not tank the mole. Died tryin LOL.
KOS-ity?
# Feb 09 2003 at 10:51 PM Rating: Default
Alright.. ive got two questions. A), Is the mole KOS? I should think that if he was, you could sit nearby and just have him bite you to make sure you get him... right? B) Where does he spawn, exactly? I seem to remember camping the room once in a group, and someone saw him run by, and for some reason im thinking its the first tunnel with the rocks in it you see from the entrance to the room.. which one of the 3 is it? Thanks.
RE: KOS-ity?
# Jan 10 2004 at 3:15 AM Rating: Decent
heat = hit
RE: KOS-ity?
# Jan 10 2004 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
it took myself A 17 necro and a 17 ranger and 16 cleric to take him. he droped the Collar first time. but he heat way hard for like 65 to 75 almost finished him off with my necro and the ranger.
RE: KOS-ity?
# Jul 19 2003 at 7:54 AM Rating: Decent
A) nope, you're not KOS to the mole
B)he spawns at the top on kurns in the dinning area with a hole bunch of skeleys.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 04 2002 at 7:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i am a lvl 1 and have killed the mole. it only hit for 2-3 tops and was as slow as h***.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 04 2002 at 7:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i am a lvl 1 and have killed the mole. it only hit for 2-3 tops and was as slow as h***.
SK for warrior qeast
# Jun 22 2002 at 11:33 PM Rating: Default
Can SK's do this quest or is it warriors, LOL cause when i hail the people at the pit all they say is leave us in peace.... and they con Ally.. LOL man this sucks realy wana get taht gear...
help loc
# Jan 30 2002 at 2:30 PM Rating: Default
I've done everthing got hte collor turned it in with ruby's(cost 168pp)for two. have note now i need a loc on mr.arcut. pls
RE: help loc
# Mar 13 2002 at 7:58 PM Rating: Default
The loc is neg1400 neg1400, the look like female iksars on scorpion bodies. Just look for columns and follow them to the pit.
Roca
Iskarna
# Jan 17 2002 at 12:03 PM Rating: Default
Ok, what lvl do you have to be to do the quest. i finished the trooper scaled helm quest at 18, and did not recieve anything. is their a lvl requirement, or a faction that you must first attain. Please Help!!!
which scorp do i give the note to?
# Nov 17 2001 at 11:44 PM Rating: Default
piercing the rat
# Nov 03 2001 at 2:06 AM Rating: Default
Just to let you know dont try to use a piercing weapon for it does no damage to the little rat but it was easy to kill
RE: piercing the rat
# Jan 08 2004 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
an Overseer's Lance killed him as dead as you could want.
WTF
# Sep 28 2001 at 9:59 AM Rating: Default
Ok, do you have to get the note from arcut and glox before you go kill the mole? By the time i got to the top it was nearing the hour mark, so i did not have time to clear the floor, just stayed invis to undead and sat, looking or the mole. when he came out i could not melee him, so i ran to the wall he an to and cast lifespike to pull him out. Unfortunately, this brought all the skelis right to me. I ran back as the mole came out, and started attacking. I was getting peppered on all sides by about 15-20 skelis, many of which were lesser icebones, to my surprise. The mole hit me once for 65, which ticked me off, so I HT'd it for 271, then beat him as he tried to walk away. He got to the stairs before i finally killed him, but he did not drop the stupid collar! By that time i had every skeli on the top floor on me, and had about 1.5 bubs of health, so i staggered out of the tower in extreme dissapointment. So, do you have to have talked to the two NPC's before the collar will drop?

27 sk
Vallon Zek
RE: WTF
# Nov 22 2001 at 3:46 PM Rating: Default
The collar will drop without talking to the involved NPC's. Seems in your case, you proved it doesn't drop everytime. =(
Completed!
# Aug 27 2001 at 3:06 AM Rating: Default
At 28 my iksar warrior was plenty capable of soloing the mole in Kurns Tower. After the battle ended I had 3.5 bubs of health left to me. I took my loot and gems to get my reference. Then I headed to OT to hand in my reference and banded armor. As my warrior I did NOT have any empty inventory slots when handing in the reference and banded armor. (This goes for all pieces of trooperscale quest, not required to have an empty inventory slot cause I did the whole suit myself. find my information in the other quests regarding other pieces)
odd mole
# Aug 16 2001 at 3:35 PM Rating: Default
Odd Mole spawns on the top floor in the dinieng room to the far left where the wall goes in he spawns every hours at the 15 minuet mark. he is lvl 20 and hit max of 30 and what that rarely happens he has to be attacked within 3-5 seconds or he depops so u have to be rdy to click him trhen atk or u have to camp for another hour *SIGH* learned that the hard way 2 times well it is near spawn time helping camp him for a noobie gues i should pay atation to the camp hehe
RE: odd mole
# Apr 22 2003 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
This is all wrong. Perhaps he was changed, but he hit my ranger for 60, so 30 is not his max hit. Also, while me and my monk groupmate were clearing the skelly's he was there, he remained there until we were finished, then we attacked him, he killed us (two level 12s) and was still there when I got back from rivervale to fetch my corpse. So he does not depop after 3-5 seconds.

On a side note, I took my necro back to kill him for a little revenge and it took two of my drain soul lifetaps to take him to 18pct, so he has roughly 800hps.
What the heck do i do?
# Jul 16 2001 at 5:20 PM Rating: Default
Ok heres my opinion! ive read this entire thing the onlt thing i got from the 400 variing opinions was i kill it get the thing then what? wheres Glox? what do i do wit the rubies where can u get the rubie? how much the rubies cost? how do i turn in the banded right? someone take me through this questy step-by-step. im so confused where is this guy i give the color to. Is it safe for a LVL 25 to travel to him? someone walk me through this PLEEEEZ!
RE: What the heck do i do?
# Aug 10 2001 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
Everything you need to know about this quest is right above the post in the boards heading. Its very simple the rubys run from 100-200plat depending on Charisma. But what you do is go to kurn's tower and camp the dining room where the table and chairs are on top of tower and wait for a tiny little mole to come running out, he is high lvl, then kill him take the collar he drops then take the collar and 2 rubys to Glox and he will give you a refrence, i think you give the refrence and the banded helm to arcut (who is in the overthere not exactly sure but you can read a post about him to find the loc lvl 25 should have too much trouble getting there.) Then you should get trooper helm. I hope this simplified things for you, if i am wrong about getting the trooper scale helm with only the refrence and the banded helm please someone post about it thx.

Skinless Skalehide 22 warrior
Darkevol 11 necro (scales of pain)
RE: What the heck do i do?
# Aug 14 2001 at 6:38 AM Rating: Decent
you turn in two 'star' rubies with the collar, which ran me 80pp with amiable standing in Cabilis and base iksar cha... 55 or something
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 02 2001 at 10:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you suck
Lemme get this straight
# Jul 10 2001 at 8:05 AM Rating: Default
Alright, lemme get this stragiht. To do the quest, I get the collar, 2 star rubies, AND the banded helm, and hand all of those in? Or do I not hand in the banded helm? And who do I hand them into, Grand Master Glox? Please clear all of this up for me. Thanks.

Level 14 Iksar Warrior
Zoreanil
Vaezzelle(I think that's how you spell it)
RE: Lemme get this straight
# Jul 11 2001 at 8:38 AM Rating: Default
Just finished this quest 2 days ago. Hand in the collar and the two star rubies to Glox. Then go to the Overthere and give Xilinar Arcut the not you recieve from Glox and the banded helm.
RE: Lemme get this straight
# Jul 11 2001 at 9:46 PM Rating: Default
Alright. Thank you.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 05 2001 at 8:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) im a 33 war me name is daminoth and im gonna slaughter this guy once i see him :) and im just gonna have my friend loot to get the helm :)
the mole
# Jul 01 2001 at 5:34 PM Rating: Default
the mole is pretty hard. you need to have atleast 2 people that are 25+. The best way to hit when he spawns is to shoot him with a bow and arrow. its hard trying to melee attack him cause hes fast. once u pull him u have to pull him out of the room. If you dont and kill him he'll sink into the ground. Beleave me its happened.

Siruss Wyvernaxe
25 warrior Vallon Zek
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 01 2001 at 5:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
No longer a caster
# Jun 16 2001 at 1:18 AM Rating: Default
I have killed him 10 times total in the last week and none of the times has he cast on me. He dropped the Collar 8/10 times. It is possible to take him solo with a lvl 28 iksar warrior, was using a blackjack and a crystal fiber. Kill him fast once he starts running or he will despawn at the end of the hallway. He respawns exactly every hour (using /time). I'd say a good group of 20's should be able to take him fairly easily, he hits hard but doesn't have many hps
Sinisin
# Jun 09 2001 at 5:26 PM Rating: Default
I just did the quest and thought I'd post an update. First of all you don't have to go to the skorpiki to get the first note. I took the collar and two star rubies directly to the glox who gave me the reference which I gave, along with a banded helm, to the skorpiki for the quest helm. Simple as that.
Lost and confused
# May 29 2001 at 5:18 PM Rating: Default
I've read the above message about the mole, as well as the message about the fluke in the Arcut's spawning. But one thing I still don't know where are the Arcut's at? where in the Overthere do they spawn at? At the skyfire shrine? Please help me out here.


Zumi Zumuum
lvl26 Warrior
BUGGGGGGGG
# May 02 2001 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
The Arcuts are now bugged! They spawn on top of the tower where they are supposed to be!

I had to get a 49th Druid to cast on them to get them down.

She cast and then gated.

That worked just fine. I reported it, but till fixed that is how to do the quest.

Slatz Splittounge
Lead Scaled Legion of the Oracles of Fate
21st Level Warrior
Xlixinar Arcut
# Apr 30 2001 at 7:41 AM Rating: Default
Last night I got the Gauntlets from Drixl Arcut, but Xlixinar Arcut is missing in action! He did not spawn in 8 hours(real time). I emailed Verant and petitioned but no response.

The quests do work however. I will submit a screen shot when I can get back to my computer.

Slatz Splittounge
Lead Oracles of Fate Scaled Legion
Warrior 20th Season
Erollsi Marr
Dumb Question
# Apr 18 2001 at 12:22 AM Rating: Default
Can I go straight to Master Glox with the collar and gems to get the reference note without first having to talk with Xlixinar Arcut to get his note for Glox? It is not clear whether using the first note to obtain Glox's instructions is actually required to get the reference. That would save some wear and tear on my feet.
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