Coldain Books of Tactics  

Status: Incomplete

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Era:Scars of Velious
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Feb 27 20:03:50 2001
Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023
You say, 'hail Gkrean Prophet of Tallon'

Gkrean Prophet of Tallon says 'You have entered the sacred temple of Tallon Zek. This is the Temple of Tactics, where we teach what must be done to achieve goals in the most efficient manner.

You say, 'will you teach me?'

Gkrean Prophet of Tallon says 'I cannot teach one of your kind the arts of war. I must teach the other Kromzek at this time. If you were to serve the Temple of Tactics I might consider giving you a few words of wisdom.

You say, 'I will serve the temple of tatics'

Gkrean Prophet of Tallon says 'The great father of war, Rallos Zek, wishes the destruction of the inferior race known as the Coldain. As the high priest of Tallon Zek, I see that they use great tactics to evade destruction. Find the ones who teach these tactics to the other Coldain and bring back the books that contain the ancient Coldain tactics and strategies. Do not waste my time without a scroll or book that those tiny beasts hold.

There seem to be several books of tactics that drop randomly from Coldains. It may be that each gives a set of rewards, or that the rewards are from a random table for any given book.

Here are the ones I know:

Brell's Divine Strategy - resulted in the Bracer of Sacrifice. Also resulted in Gauntlets of Iron Tactics.

War Tactics of the Frostreavers - (reward?)

Need all dialogues (these are transcripts), faction hits, items that work and list of corresponding rewards.

Submitted by: Kabal UDL
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Is this quest still working?
# Jul 14 2003 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
I got the "War Tactics of the Frostreavers" book the other day and wemt to turn it in.

Gkrean says the first line of the dialogue above, but when I ask him if he will teach me he comes out with a long spiel about losing his glasses while escaping from pirates. It looks to me as if he has the wrong dialogue file, but I have tried it after two patches and server resets and he is still doing it, so maybe something has changed.

I petitioned it but the guide I spoke to couldn't confirm whether the quest had changed or not.

This is on Antonius Bayle - has anyone done the quest successfully revently on that server, or could confirm that whether it is working on other servers? Unfortunately I don't have any characters on other servers with good enough Kromzek faction to go a nd check.
Level 50?
# Apr 28 2003 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
Does the minimum level of 50 mean that even if you manage to get the book of frostweaver tactics of a missionary the prophet dude won't give you the book of tactics regardless of faction? and if so wtf is the point of having the improved damage ii effect on the item as it stops working at 44?
which coldain
# Dec 17 2002 at 7:10 PM Rating: Default
58 posts
Hi all,
I have been hunting coldain for many levels now and have never seen this on hunters, warriors, or cooks, which are the mobs I have killed most. Do the books only drop off of particular types of coldain, such as missionaries, bodyguards, or named?

Thanks in Advance

druid woodelf of 47 seasons
brell serilis

I guess I didn't read far back enough in the posts! Someone already answered this question, the drop is off of the missionaries only. TY!

Edited, Thu Dec 19 11:04:37 2002
# May 26 2002 at 11:05 AM Rating: Good
Ive been camping the dwarf camp to the north with the single missionary (loc: neg730,neg 3100) and have killed over 100 dwarfs in this camp and only once have the gotten this book, so its pretty rare.
Loremaster Derrin
# Oct 16 2001 at 8:40 PM Rating: Default
Anyone know if Loremaster Derrin in Eastern Wastes drops these books? I know the single missionary in Eastern Wastes does (very very rare)...

Gaunts can jsut drop
# Sep 02 2001 at 1:02 AM Rating: Default
i was hunting in kael by the arena and we killed on these kraknek guys.
he *droppped the gaunts of tactics
so they can drop u dont have to quest them
# Aug 24 2001 at 8:23 PM Rating: Default
What faction is the Gkrean Prophet of Tallon on? And what does he need to con bfore you can turn in the book?
RE: Faction
# May 16 2002 at 1:29 PM Rating: Default
He is on Kromzek faction, however you will need at least dubious with Tormax to get to him without being cothed. I believe that you need ally with him for the quests.
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 15 2001 at 10:14 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I would love to have these.I am a lvl 39 cleric so no way I can do this quest but come on its posted these sell for 10,000pp yeah right being a cleric I get to med non stop and most groups do FFA loot so I spend most time getting lvls no loot.I can just afford to buy my spells and when crap armor sells for 1kpp how is a cleric suposed to get good stuff.I have 179 wisdom at 39 thats sad.
# Oct 03 2001 at 8:02 AM Rating: Default
We'll Mr Cleric man, level a few more, and you'll make tons of money Rezing. And 179 Wis for a level 39 isn't bad. Not all of us have lvl 55+ alts.
# Jul 22 2001 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
do these books even drop anymore? or are they just super rare?..been campin the 3 missonaries for like a week now and havent seen 1 book.
faction troubles
# Jul 16 2001 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
is it better for a rogue to maintain dorf faction or change to giants? i dont really like the idea of being KOS to giants and dorfs while working on giant faction anbd havving no town to go to but if it worth it i will do so.

Egore Frankenstab
40th level rogue
Torovonnilious server (i think that how you spell it =P)
RE: faction troubles
# Jul 27 2001 at 12:47 AM Rating: Default
Think of it this way...
Giant quest armor has highest AC out of the three.
Dragon armor has best stats.
Dwarf armor is good, yet not as good in either area.
Dwarf armor doesn't have better stats than Giant or better AC than Dragon's mind you.
This is at least the way I've noticed with Warrior armor, may work differently with others.

Animaul Spiritfury.
Warrior of Rallos Zek.
killing for gloves
# Jul 09 2001 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
so it seems from an earlier post it is possiableto get these gloves by killing the prophet? rather than doing the quest?
Brells devine strategy
# Jun 15 2001 at 5:27 PM Rating: Default
Well camped here with my 52shaman for about 4hours at a time for 5 days, seen 2 of these books drop, First quest resulted in bracelet of sacrifice(pissed), second resulted in Gauntlets of iron tactics, these are sweet. nuf said
Book Of Frostreaver Tactics
# Jun 01 2001 at 1:16 PM Rating: Default
Just turned in book of frostreaver tactics and got a Circlet of Tallos
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 01 2001 at 1:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
# May 28 2001 at 4:05 AM Rating: Default
anyone get either of these books recently or is it not dropping anymore?
RE: drop
# Jan 31 2002 at 3:02 PM Rating: Default
I can confirm they still drop got Book of Coldain Tactics today. Resulted in Gaunts.
# May 25 2001 at 10:24 AM Rating: Default
Is there only one missionary in the whole zone? Some people keep saying they are camping the spot with 3 of them. I cant seem to find that.

54 Druid
Ok..Here is the skinny
# May 03 2001 at 5:17 AM Rating: Excellent
ok..done this quest about 8 times (yes ive killed a LOT of coldain) the books drop off the missionarys only. very rare, brells divine strategy is the common drop. have gotten 6 of those..those will always result in either the bracer or the Gauntlets. gotten 4 bracers (crap) and 2 gauntlets (yay!) Have gotten the Book of Frostreaver Tacticts 2 times..this will always result in either the Circlet or the Book of Tactics. I have gotten one of each. Your faction must be at least Kindly..amiable will NOT do it. Good luck!
Book of Tactics
# May 02 2001 at 9:54 PM Rating: Default
I've been camping missionaries for almost 2 weeks now, have gotten Brells Book of Strategy 3 times. When I turned it in, I recieved Bracers of Sacrifice all 3 times. Not that great of a item in my opinion. The pluses you get from these, aren't worth the negatives. I also got the War Tactics of the Frostreavers 1 time which resulted in Book of Tactics, great for int casters
heads or skulls?
# Apr 26 2001 at 12:58 AM Rating: Default
this says skulls can i just turn in heads to captn?
# Apr 13 2001 at 8:12 PM Rating: Default
heh, im dubious to frost and warmly to storm giants, all skyshrines fault, got storm really high and left frost low, had to work up frost to dubious then just left it there.
Bindings of the Scribe
# Apr 13 2001 at 11:53 AM Rating: Default
Got this book from killing Royal Scribe Kaavin in Icewell. Not totally sure what to do with it, but presume it's for some quest. Has anyone tried turning it in to Gkrean yet? Hate to have him eat it, so any info would be appreciated!
# Apr 12 2001 at 1:02 PM Rating: Default
Says this lowers Claws of Veeshan faction, not Coldain. That seems weird. Is that really the case, or is it Coldain faction that lowers? Finally I can land at Woushi-airstrip and not get killed, didn't want to ruin that right now.

-- Abi
Still Dropping
# Mar 01 2001 at 6:12 AM Rating: Default
I've camped the 3 missionary camp in EW for 3 weeks straight. Killed absolutely tons of them. Books are super rare. I finally got a Frostreaver book and turned in for my Circlet. Doing that time I got 4 Brell books. Frostreaver definitely the ultra rare book.

But at least they are still dropping.
RE: Still Dropping
# Mar 01 2001 at 4:41 PM Rating: Default
guess i was very lucky ...frostreaver book dropped for me on about my 15th dorf
hope i get the circlet...but my faction is still iffy.
Vilian of Vallon DLB
frostreaver tactics drop off of missionarys??
# Feb 24 2001 at 11:46 PM Rating: Default
just curious could use the crown for trak
Are the books no drop?
# Feb 07 2001 at 5:12 AM Rating: Default
Are the books no drop?
RE: Are the books no drop?
# Feb 12 2001 at 9:01 AM Rating: Default
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