Trooper Scale Vambraces  

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Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Armour Set
  • Experience
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Era:Ruins of Kunark
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Mon Nov 27 18:40:28 2000
Modified: Sun Aug 15 19:58:03 2021
Xlixinar Arcut says 'Our arms carry more than the weapons of war and the hands that make use of them. We sacrifice the strength in our arms to carry our duties and obligations. Unless we can sacrifice our own bodies and abilities to carry these ideals, we will never be fit to protect the Chosen. Take this note to the master of the mystics in Cabilis, he will teach you a lesson in sacrifice.'

Prime Hierophant Vek stares down at the note, confused, until he recognizes the writing and gasps in shock! 'You spoke to the Brothers? You, a simple Legionnaire? Well, no matter, you are here to test your virtue of sacrifice and we will take pleasure in it as we have for generations even before the Fallen Brothers. One of our greatest allies in pain is disease. In the woods outside our fair city is a small tribe of goblins. There is a certain goblin famed for his [unique weapon]. Take this knife and use it to cut this from the goblin. Then return his weapon, the knife, a sapphire, and an opal to me.'

You say, 'What unique weapon?'

Prime Hierophant Vek says 'This goblin is known as a pit fighter. Though they are small, weak, and unintelligent, they still maintain a level of ferocity that surpasses that of most wild animals. This, along with a disgusting and perverse imagination, has allowed these pit fighters to reach heights of physical power most Iksar never see. This particular fighter uses his tongue liberally while fighting. He has ingested many deadly contagions and licked things from the slimy surfaces of the darkest and dankest crevasses imaginable. His tongue will do well to further our cause in pain and suffering.'

Need name of note, name of knife, and hail and hand-in dialogue.
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# May 23 2016 at 10:35 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.

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, 'vambraces'

Xlixinar Arcut says 'Our arms carry more than the weapons of war and the hands that make use of them. We sacrifice the strength in our arms to carry our duties and obligations. Unless we can sacrifice our own bodies and abilities to carry these ideals, we will never be fit to protect the Chosen. Take this note to the master of the mystics in Cabilis, he will teach you a lesson in sacrifice.'

You receive Illegible Note: Vambraces.
Still bugged
# Aug 03 2002 at 7:47 PM Rating: Default
These NPC's are still bugged. Hasn't been fixed yet, but this workaround still works.
# Jul 24 2002 at 11:54 AM Rating: Default
Your Advise helped alot , On Sullen Zek the Scorps were broke but this worked, thank you , a recent patch has prolly cleared bug however, did the Quest , now working on Pauldrons ,
Gingaskhan Merciless , 42 Legionaire of the Evil Empire
All Hail Sullen Zek
I need help
# Jul 23 2002 at 5:47 PM Rating: Default
I just got everything for the quest, can someone tell me how to do the quest right.
the prob with scorps
# Jul 13 2002 at 11:39 PM Rating: Default
Ok, here is how you get the Scorps to respond to you. It is a target bug. First you'll target the Scorp and Hail him normally. Then you hit escape key to clear the target and continue with what you were going to say. (what virtues). that should help ya out. I would like to actually thank EQ's CS for coming to my petition in like 3 minutes and solving this lil prob for me.

Mallaya Stormcaller
60 Warder of Tunare
Veneration, TZ

Above all, a master swordswomen,
is a master strategist first.
# Jul 07 2002 at 10:48 AM Rating: Default
This Quest is broken , Has been for some time now , Scorps in OT DO NOT RESPOND to requests at all, wont say anything except leave us to our eternal damnation , Dont do the Quest , petition GMs to have it fixed, Isint this fun ?, This is what we pay for
# Nov 06 2001 at 9:00 PM Rating: Default
i tried to do this quest but when i handed the refrence and banded into arcut he asked for another refrence and banded? does anyone have any ideas or am i sol?
Zultaan 27/iksar war (infeste nex)
RE: vambraces
# Mar 17 2002 at 4:45 AM Rating: Default
ROFL SOL< that sounds like the new expansion VERANT came out with , Shadows of Luclin! SOL, pun intended? Maybeeee:P with all the patches, and how everyone is getting their computers screwed by this game, I'd say we are ALL SOL! ROFL

Mileren - the deleriously INSANE iksar monk
RE: vambraces
# Mar 30 2002 at 9:06 PM Rating: Default
How do I even start these quests? I hail the brothers and all they do is sigh.
RE: vambraces
# Jan 11 2002 at 6:23 PM Rating: Default
before you hand your stuff in make sure you're turning it into the right one by asking "what <armor>" so you don't lose your work. If you're handing in stuff for legs ask "what greaves".
# Aug 27 2001 at 3:14 AM Rating: Default
I had camped my iksar warrior on the bridge at the Goblin Fort in Warslik Woods. Using my 53rd druid with help from a guildmate (56 monk) we killed every goblin in the fort. Pit Fighter Dob didn't spawn for 4 hours, but did spawn where they say he was. Enter the fort from the south entrance with the wooden spikes, turn right inside to the first building and he is on the left-hand side. We pulled him to the bridge so I could switch to my warrior and loot the tounge.
Notice that in this quest you are given a knife when you hand the note from Xlixanir to Vek, and this knife be returned when you hand in the tounge and the gems. Otherwise it wont work and you wont get your reference. (I got me another note just so I could have the knife after I got my vambraces, looks cool bad stats though)
I took my reference and banded armor to OT and got my Trooperscale vambraces. 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)
who do i give letter to
# Aug 26 2001 at 8:17 PM Rating: Default
who is the first person i give the letter to?
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 26 2001 at 8:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
how too do the quest
# Aug 22 2001 at 5:17 AM Rating: Default
get the note by saying : what vambraces too 1 of the arcuts ( you must always target him if you ssay something too him ) go to cabilis and give the note to Prime hierophant Vek . buy and opal and sapphire in the store next too the bank . for me the opal costs 22pp . kill the goblin and take his weapon his tongue . give them to Vek and you will get the greaves


the other scorpikis are on venril sathir faction ( the guys guards from OT outpost and in karnors castle ) these just guard the howling stones a 55+ dungeon where you need a key for . so actually these are too hunt on wen you are KoS .

The arcuts are from cabilis . I dont know what happened with em but they are the troopers . same as the scorpikis but these just didnt wanna join venril sathir . But they speak about leave us iksar leave us with our eternal damnation ... or they were turned into scorpikis or they were baned from cabilis

if you have anymore question e-mail or contact me on xegony as Akaronyz or isalanius . i have alos done this with the greaves .
well good luck
The Dieased Tonuge
# Aug 12 2001 at 10:04 PM Rating: Default
were are the scorpian brothers in OT? if you knoe e-mail me at
starting quest
# Aug 11 2001 at 12:06 PM Rating: Default
i have found the skorpiki who give the quest info, and the con as allies,yet, they will not respond to my hails.what am i not doing?
whats his weapon?
# Jun 26 2001 at 9:23 AM Rating: Default
ive killed him 10 times or so now and he ALWAYS drops the tongue but never has the weapon. does anyone know his weapons name or anything? i need it cus i want those vambraces! please help me out

-Rex Guy
RE: whats his weapon?
# Jul 01 2001 at 4:41 AM Rating: Default
His weapon would appear to be his tongue, if you follow the text that Vek gives you =D

Gwildor, 40th Dwarven Rogue
Orkko, 16th Ogre Shaman
Skeezikk, 15th Troll Shadow Knight
Ekkimus, 15th Iksar Necromancer
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 01 2001 at 4:39 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) His weapon would appear to be his tongue, if you follow the text that Vek gives you =D
Grachnist Spawns
# Apr 12 2001 at 6:33 PM Rating: Default
Grac can spawn in any static goblin spawn in that camp, as well as any building in the woods. I have seen up to 4 of them at once in that particular camp as well as appearing in the building near the camp. Dob only spawns in the building to the right as you come in from the non-canyon side of the camp.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 26 2001 at 11:06 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WHAT OBJECTS DO I HAVE TO GET?
how to start
# Mar 20 2001 at 2:20 PM Rating: Default
Xlixinar Arcut I have tried to hail him
I have said what about vambracers and he still won't talk to me I have done the boots quest
and all i had to say was what about boots and he gave me the note

level 15 war
RE: how to start
# Jul 19 2001 at 2:41 AM Rating: Default
try "what vambraces"
Info on Pit Fighter Dob (Read this)
# Mar 07 2001 at 5:51 PM Rating: Default
Ok, I just killed Dob and I wanted to post info on him.

First, I dont have the exact coordinates of the goblin camp in Warslik Woods, but it's around (3000, 0). And there are 2 ways in and out. One way is by a bridge that crosses the canyon and enters the fort, and there's another entrance on the other side of that one. Not sure which one is considered front and back. He spawns close to the entrance that IS NOT by the bridge. This entrance has a path that leads to a ruined buliding that may have a spawn inside. It also looked like spears or something like that sticking out of the ground by the entrance.

Anyway, when you are at that entrance, there is a ruined building that is pretty much straight in and a little to the right. It has a ramp inside like the ones outside of Cabilis that you take to go to the top floor, but there is no top floor here. It just ends and you drop down. That is where he spawns. But be careful because Grachnist the Destroyer spawns here as well. I beieve Grachnist is for an Iksar Shadow Knight armor quest. At the time I fought them, both Dob and Grachnist were 33 because they conned even to my 33 warrior. But there was actually 2 Grachnist spawns at the same time and the other one conned blue to me. The other Grachnist spawned at a tent outside the ruin where Dob spawns, so be careful not to pull both.

Anyway Dob spawns in that building at loc (2967, -220). It is by a hanging pot over a fire. At least that is where he spawned when I found him, not sure if he spawns anywhere else like Grachnist does.

From the time we got to the fort, it took maybe about 45 minutes till he spawned. But I'm not sure how long he takes after he gets killed.

And I DID NOT use that weapon that the guy gives you and tells you to use it when you kill him. I just used my regular weapon and my Shaman partner was helping as well. He dropped the tongue the first time, so I dont know if he always drops it or what.

All in all it was not very hard. Like I said, I am 33 and my shaman partner was 35 and we owned that whole fort, killing everything with ease. Only an occasional warrior or aggressor would attack on sight, but they were all green and easy to kill. Nothing else was close to giving us a challenge except Dob and Grachnist.

Hope that helps you out.
What do I do after I turn in knife, tounge, opal, sapphire?
# Feb 26 2001 at 9:17 PM Rating: Default
Well I turned in the stuff (forgot to ask what unique weapon) and he gave me a torn note looking thing. It was called A reprisal: Vambracers. What do I do with this now to get the actual armor?

35 warrior
RE: What do I do after I turn in knife, tounge, opal, sapphi
# Apr 08 2001 at 8:38 PM Rating: Default
give the arcut the note and 2 banded sleeves if you want 2 trooper scale sleeves
RE: What do I do after I turn in knife, tounge, opal, sapphi
# Apr 19 2001 at 10:56 PM Rating: Default
actually just one "banded sleeves" (you only have one sleeves slot, not two - call me Mr. Obvious)
RE: What do I do after I turn in knife, tounge, opal, sapphi
# Feb 27 2001 at 3:45 PM Rating: Default
if you turned in the tounge knife and gems and he gave you a not you need to give the note and banded sleeves (size : what ever iks can wear) to Xlixinar Arcut.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 05 2001 at 6:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) finished quest yesterday worked great ,the traitor is kerosh blackhand he conned blue at 35 but murdered me faster then alot of red spawns,so suggest help for that part anyway.turned in head to SK leader with 2 star rubies got reference,turned that and 2 banded gloves to the brother and walla got a nice pair of gloves .a good quest for sure :)p.s. ulak he drops sposed to be a key to a tower in city of mist so dont be quick to destroy because it sucks as a weapon,might want it later
RE: worked for me
# Jan 05 2001 at 6:52 PM Rating: Default
doh wrong quest was sposed to be for gloves please disregard(wonders how i maniged quest):)
The Scoop
# Jan 03 2001 at 10:08 AM Rating: Default
Take your note from the named Scorpiki to the Shaman head Dude Hierphant Vek, go to WW into the Goblin fort, entering the south gate the building to the right has 3 spawns in it, the pit fighter spawns in there, spawned for me after an hour and a half.Im a lvl 28 warrior and had a lvl 44 necro buddy with me. We owned it >:) be sure and turn the knife tongue saphire and opal in,good luck Krahs Rellik-TZ
# Dec 14 2000 at 1:20 PM Rating: Default
+2str +2sv dis +2sv poi +2 dex and i think ac 12
# Dec 11 2000 at 2:45 PM Rating: Default
Where have people found the pit fighter DOB? I looked in the goblin fortress (the one with the bridge crossing the canyon). Is this the right place? There were no DOBs there, or regular pit fighters either. I did find a regular one outside in one of the small ruins, figuring it might be a place holder, but a battlemaster spawned it it's place.

Does anyone know of a placeholder, or do we just keep slaughtering pesky low level goblins until a DOB spawns? Thanks for any info you can supply.
RE: where?
# Dec 23 2000 at 5:30 PM Rating: Good
I found him inside the fort, once inside go to building to the right. Inside the door to the left is the Pit Fighter Dob. If he is not there kill the PH and wait for next spawn keep killing what is there and he will pop. We needed 2 that night and the spawn was about an hour before he popped again.

Need Banded Piece
# Dec 07 2000 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
When turning in your letter to the brothers you must have a piece of banded armor. I was in shock yesterday when I found this out. But got the banded and turned it in seperatly, and it worked.
# Dec 04 2000 at 3:53 PM Rating: Default
How do you start the vambraces quest???
RE: Scaylz
# Dec 07 2000 at 3:15 PM Rating: Default
you are talking to the wrong brother, DOH!
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