Trooper Scale Gauntlets  

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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: Mon Nov 27 18:32:18 2000
Modified: Sun Aug 15 19:53:40 2021
Drixiv Arcut says 'Our hands are our most useful and deadly instruments, after our minds. When we use them other than in service of our lord and ancestors, our actions are false. Without knowing righteousness we can never be sure if our actions are in the name of fear. The Chosen, the Crusaders of Greenmist, know fear intimately. Their actions are never without the blessing of our lord. Take this note to the Archduke. He will recognize my writing and instruct you.

Arch Duke Xog takes the note without even a glance in your direction and begins reading. After a long silence, he lets his arms drop to his sides and says quietly, 'We kill, Glaakt. That is our job, our duty in life. Our targets are chosen for us. We merely listen. Right now I am being told there is a traitor not far from here, near the ocean. Go to him and end his life. Bring me his head, and two star rubies. As you do this, try hard to listen to our Lord's instruction. If you hear even a whisper, you will know more righteousness than most of this city.'
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Dialogue.
# May 23 2016 at 10:57 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, Drixiv Arcut'

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

You say, 'curse'

Drixiv 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'

Drixiv 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'

Drixiv 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'

Drixiv Arcut says 'The virtues symbolized by the armor I keep are confidence and righteousness. The [boots], [greaves], [gauntlets], and [bracers]. Bring me proof that you have mastered these virtues as well as a piece of Banded armor of the type you desire and the appropriate armor shall be yours, ______. If you wish the other pieces you must speak to my brother.'

You say, 'gauntlets'

Drixiv Arcut says 'Our hands are our most useful and deadly instruments, after our minds. When we use them other than in the service of our lord and ancestors, our actions are false. Without knowing righteousness, we can never be sure if our actions are in the name of fear. The Chosen, the Crusaders of Greenmist, know fear intimately. Their actions are never without the blessing of our lord. Take this note to the Archduke. He will recognize my writing and instruct you.'

You receive Illegible Note: Gauntlets.
Quest OK
# Jan 18 2010 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I give to Arch Duke Xog 2 star rubys and the black head, then go to OT and give the note to Mr.Scorpion Drixiv Arcut, and he give me nothing.

Well just back me the note.

item i have now is ""Xog's Reference: Gauntlet""

...Quest dont works for me...

Edited, Jan 18th 2010 7:08am by bufeas
what lvl do you start this quest on?
# Jul 03 2002 at 4:10 PM Rating: Default
Is it posible to do this quest at lvl 20 or do i have to wait for lvl 25 to do it?
gloves for the lazy melee (any race i think)
# Jun 01 2002 at 10:13 PM Rating: Default
These gloves aer great dont get me wrong, but there is an easier way to get gloves that are 10ac 3str 3dex. namely, in WW there is a goblin fort. there is a named goblin "Grachnist the Destroyer". he drops a lot of really neat items, but they are all rare, except iksar scaled gloves. They drop everytime and are lore, so the guy camping him will just let them decay. simply go there, ask if you can help keep the fort clear in exchange for the gloves, or maybe even just sit back and help the guy out or something.
Like i said, maybe gloves arent as good, no gratification of doing a quest, but hey, im a lazy lazy man;)
Xog's Reference
# Apr 29 2002 at 12:49 PM Rating: Default
Hmmm... I got the Head of Blackhand more by chance than anything else, so went and bought two Star Rubies and handed all three items to the Arch Duke. Except the reward was not the Trooper Scale Gauntlets but Xog's Refernece... so trying to short cut the quest doesn't work !!! Looks like I got a run through The Overthere to see a certain Drixiv Arcut... BAAHHHH :-P

(Just wanted to post this for the sake of any other lazybones out there like me !!!)
hmmm
# Mar 09 2002 at 8:59 PM Rating: Default
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i want these glove and have the head and gems. how do i get the letter from the drixiv?
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# Mar 09 2002 at 1:19 AM Rating: Default
Drixiv is the huge scorpikis (well, they're all huge I suppose) that is standin in the four pillars a bit northeast of the fm zone, right? I know there's two named scorpikis up there, I saw them with my druid under invis, but I can't remember the name...
LVL
# Oct 30 2001 at 6:18 PM Rating: Default
What is the lowest lvl to do these trooper scale armor quests? im lvl 10 but have 2 peices to turn in already, if i know where to turn them in will it work although the scorpian brothers wont tell me what to do yet?
Quest
# Oct 14 2001 at 11:25 AM Rating: Default
I went to the overthere and gave the two star rudies and a the head and the quest did not work ....I gave it to Drixiv Arcut ...was it that NPC or the other one next to it .......its suks for me I lost 181pp just so I can complete it , never the lss that I fought the shaman buy my self which was luck cause I'm only a lvl 41 warrior and that sucker hit hard......Tellon Zek
Rectoli Evilthunder
pls I need to know who to give it to next time so I wont make the mistake again ......pp dont grow on trees
RE: Quest
# Oct 15 2001 at 10:25 AM Rating: Default
You Do Not give the head and the star rubies to EITHER of the Arcuts. You give those to Arch Duke Xog just like it says above.

Xog will give you a reference letter. Give the reference letter and banded gauntlets to Drixiv Arcut.

what does he say!
# Sep 03 2001 at 8:55 PM Rating: Default
what is this instruction that is said to be heard,is it a result of faction?or what AOE says when he hits the floor!please tell me!kerosh is already dead:)
Completed!
# Aug 27 2001 at 3:01 AM Rating: Default
Using my 52nd druid I pulled Blackhand out and pooped on him, promptly switching to my iksar warrior to loot his head. After I turned in the head with the gems and got my reference I went back to OT and handed my reference along with the banded armor to the arcut brother. 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)
Done Deal
# Aug 15 2001 at 2:33 PM Rating: Default
HHehehee completed this quest like a week ago, Kerosh was easy when i was grouped with a lvl 46 iksar warrior, i forget his name... Well, the only thing i had a problem with was raising enough nulla fer teh gems HEheh. Nice gloves they are. Chakansis Ripjaw warrior lvl 27 Terris THule Server
whew
# Jul 28 2001 at 10:31 PM Rating: Default
ok - TIP - give the scorp's only medium banded I gave small but lucked out and gave med next and got those awesome gloves they rock... 5str 2 dex
broken
# Jul 28 2001 at 8:54 PM Rating: Default
well I did as I was told and found the quest broken I petitioned a gm and I am praying - you can still tell me in the game and I will tell you all I know of the quest - on karana I am valhalen or groosum - /em pulls hard on foot to get outta mouth
gauntlets
# Jul 28 2001 at 8:23 PM Rating: Default
go to the bracer page and someone posted the instructions to get the scorpion thing to give you quest follow their instructions which means you go back to sk guild and give the arch duke the star rubies and head he gives you note you take note and banded gloves back to the scorpion guy and give him he gives you gauntlets - be careful with the other posts lots of bad info out there - Thanks Tealyn for the help!!!! Between the 2 brothers you can get a full suit of the trooper gear I think and the stats are sweet.. the loc to the scorpion brothers is neg 1394, neg 1408 and this is in OT - give me a tell in game if you need help I am either playing groosum or valhalen if I can help I am on Karana...
banded
# Jul 13 2001 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default
Whatanded armor do I and where do I get it? I handed the scorp the note, he took it, and said I needed banded armor to go with the note. Do I have to start over again from scratch?
Do not turn your back on this guy!
# Jun 29 2001 at 7:27 PM Rating: Default
Do not turn your back on this guy he backstabs for 180 ,killed my lvl 29 pet with two. So be careful and good luck.





recxx
29 necro
drizzal ro
Banded armor?
# Jun 20 2001 at 6:57 AM Rating: Default
I'm gonna start up a iksar warrior, and im not KOS in cabilis so i can do it with my main (48 war). For all the trooper scale quests, do you need to hand it a piece of banded armor along with the other items? FOr gaunts, do you hand in banded gaunts and then everything else? is it the same with the other pieces? please let me know

Kegaz
48 Basha
RE: Banded armor?
# Jun 30 2001 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
You will need to turn in a piece of banded in order to exchange it for trooper scale also a gem is involved usually a 150pp ruby or something of the sort. check each post on each peice of eq to find out which gemstone is needed. The money and time used in obtaining the trooper scale is not much at all considering the awsome iksar ownly armor.

Skinless Skalehide
22 warrior on torvo
spawning time
# May 27 2001 at 3:22 PM Rating: Default
I have been to these caves alone several times and everytime I look in Kerosh is up. So I get my level 42 shadowknight friend to help me kill it. We went to the caves and Kerosh was'nt up, so we figured we might as well clear the place and hope he spawned soon. After we cleared every mob in the cave we waited for about an hour with no kerosh spawning. The iksar manslayers and marauders kept spawning and we kept killing them but still no Kerosh. Than about a week later there happened to be like 20 lvl 50s in the field of bone about to raid cabilis, so I asked them if they would help me kill him and they told me to pull him to them. Once again I went in the cave and he was gone, I also cleared the cave but no Kerosh. Just to my luck two days later I was all alone in the FoB so I decided to visit the cave. There sitting down with his fine steel ulak was that ******* Kerosh Blackhand...grrrrr! I didn't even try to take him cause I"m only level 30 and he would kick my @$$. Does anybody know if there is a way to get him spawn or do you have to clear the cave or what? Thanx a lot.

Sukis Grimscale
30 Iksar Warrior of Chaotic Balance
Tholuxe Paells
RE: spawning time
# Jun 12 2001 at 6:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Kerosh has a placeholder. His placeholder will be the Marauder or Manslayer that is sitting, and will be on your right as you come into the room from the tunnel. He only spawns in that one place.
he's dead
# May 26 2001 at 9:03 AM Rating: Default
waited forever tryin to get a hand in takin out blackhand. just did it about 30 miniutes ago with only me and a 41 monk. piece of cake.

Skarzeth Skulcleaver
38th Iksar Warrior
Torvonillous
Blackhand
# May 26 2001 at 3:18 AM Rating: Default
Kerosh Blackhand is in the marauder caves near the pit i would know that bcause i just killed him today. How he would be the traitor or drops a traitor head i do not know but one thing is he hits hard for his level.
Kerosh Blackhand
# May 11 2001 at 4:02 PM Rating: Default
I encountered Kerosh once on a faction-raising mission. I'll reveal what information I have. I was 30 at the time, he was red to me, but all Drain-type spells stuck. Couldn't take him out myself, called in an Enchanter friend, 51, dropped him like a bad habit. From what I've seen, he drops a Fine Steel Ulak everytime, 4/23, looks pretty cool, but it's No Drop. Also usually drops a secondary Fine Steel weapon, most commonly a spear. If I had to estimate I'd put him at 35. Also from what I've seen he doesn't drop the head everytime. Good luck.
where is drixiv?
# May 06 2001 at 7:56 PM Rating: Default
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where is drixiv? i have the note and banded guantlets but where is drixiv?
RE: where is drixiv?
# Jun 12 2001 at 6:26 PM Rating: Default
Drixiv Arcut is the name of the Scorpiks in OT, that you originally get the quest starting notes from. If u go down the hill from WW into OT and just run straight out till u hit the canyon, follow it left and u will see 2 very large scorpiks(white iksar headed scorpions) both look on u warmly, these 2 are who u give the note and banded pieces to, and who in turn gives u the TS gaunts

Xorsis Fleshaholic
28th Iksar Warrior
Venom Brood
levels
# Apr 14 2001 at 5:23 PM Rating: Default
could a level 30 warrior and a level 30 druid take this guy? the warrior has a lamentation and the druids has like 10k worth of stuff
RE: levels
# Jan 29 2003 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
yes
Level is slightly off.
# Apr 07 2001 at 4:24 AM Rating: Default
Have a 24 iksar tank I play from time to time. I read about this trooperscale armor here and decided to try it myself. Got another warrior (26) and his shaman buddy (25). I figured it would be a test but we would prevail. I have fairly decent weapons (no wurmslayer or anything fancy but crystal sword and that like) so I figured I had a small edge.
We slaughtered the iksar in the two rooms with ease for about 20 minutes till Korash finally spawns. He is red to me and the other tank, but I'm hoping it is a low red con. He rips into me and the tank like a can opener. The shaman can barely keep us alive. I see the words "OOM" appear in my message window. next thing I know "LOADING PLEASE WAIT" I fell first then the shaman and finally our tank. Korash appearently still had about one quarter health left. He tore us new asses. It wasn't funny.
Do not go in there unprepared. He is a gross undercon. I went in there last night for the second time well prepared. 38 tank 38 rogue 33 druid 34 enchanter and my lizard. ( very insignificant when compared to the rest) He fell like a tree in no time flat. OVERKILL IS GOOD. lol
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