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Nimchip
02-24-2006, 09:49 PM
THE DRUIDS GROVE
Mini Guide to Barkspur



This task pops up with you looting a skin from red-con mobs in Devastation, named in Sverag or any mob in Ragethorn. As soon as you loot the skin a task will pop up in your screen (Saga Skins) - you get it automatically. There is no npc to request this task from.

This will grant you a single task -NOT a group one- to collect skin samples from different model mobs from Plane of Rage. You need to collect a total of NINE skins. You can do your farming either in Devastation or Sverag... as long as you do red-con Named (in Sverag) or red-con Captains/leaders (In devastation), these are what drop the skins. They also drop from just about everything in Razorthorn if you have access.


I. Where to get skins from?

The Devastation

In Devastation look for red cons called "an elite", "an elite soldier", "a centurian", "a dark initiate". etc. Watch the camps and troops in Devastation as they wipe out other camps, they will spawn new races. Sometimes these red-con will pop up. They spawn at a higher rate close to the Stronghold and around it. They can be soloed, the tedious part is getting them alone. Stay out of range, cast snare on the red-con... then run as far as you can and egress or exodus. Then go back and see if he's solo - rinse and repeat if he isn't. You can also try and cast Nature's Serenity on his friends and then pull him from a distance as quickly as you can, but this technique didn't work for me well enough (they warp all around and end up agroing others). Pull them to the Stronghold walls so you don't get adds. They break root often so keep on alert, and also watch for trains - don't stick particularly close to the Stronghold door (because of trains), though the side camps are fine for soloing.

You can also check the outer walls. Sometimes lines of mobs stand there and red-cons pop. The red con eye was particularly abundant here. I did the harmony thing, ensnare the red come... if friends followed i ran and evac'ed. Then you can go back and get the red con alone.

Some of these mobs can summon. A list of these mobs include Red con Werewolves "A Ravager" and "An Elder", Red-con Drachnids and "a basher" which should be a troll red con. Red con Shiliskin, Kobolds, Orcs and Evil Eyes do not summon.

For a complete list of mobs' names see Fenier's thread here (http://eq.forums.thedruidsgrove.org/showthread.php?t=13460).


Sverag, Stronghold of Rage

In Sverag (the stronghold)look for easy named such as "The Subjugator". The best camp area is near the instance door. If you can get a group around that area they can pull "the subjugator" as well as a white con that spawns right beside the door. Both of these drop skins. Even if they aren't the race you need, they mostly drop Bolvirk skins but can also drop others that aren't of their particular race.


Razorthorn

Like I mentioned earlier, if you have a group with access to these instances, you can hunt here for the skins. The skins have a 80% chance of dropping of trash here. NOTE: The task will not pop up here if you do not have any skin, you can only get the task from looting skins in Devastation or Sverag.


II. Complete List of Skins

The complete list of skins you need is as follows:

1) Bolvirk - Scarred Bolvirk Skin (http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=88069)
2) Undead - Mummified Pigmented Skin (http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=88070)
3) Kobold - Patch of Dyed Kobold Fur (http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=88071)
4) Orc - Torn and Tattooed Orc Flesh (http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=88072)
5) Evil Eye - Inked Evil Eye Hide (http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=88073)
6) Wurines - Decorated Wurine Hide (http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=88074)
7) Drachnid - Etched Drachnid Carapace (http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=88075)
8) Shilliskin - Tattooed Shiliskin Skin (http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=88076)
9) Berserkers/Vah Shir - Scarred and Tattooed Skin (http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=88077)



III. Who to give the skins to

After you got all the skins, take them to Grand Librarian Maelin in the top of the library in Plane of Knowledge.

He will give you pages for each skin sample you give him. Combine the total 9 skins in a Book Binding and you should get a book. Turn in this book for your spell. You need an open top inventory slot for the Book Binding, you can get it on East Freeport, Corathus, and most home cities. Here's a list with buying locations (http://www.eqtraders.com/items/show_item.php?item=19421&menustr=035000000000)

He then tells you,
Grand Librarian Maelin says 'Well, these are very interesting! I've learned a lot from the things you have brought me, so I wanted you to have this.'

You get Barkspur.

Cleric: Elixir if Divinity
Ranger: Scorched Earth



EDIT: Correct name of spell is: Barkspur. - Ruadh[/I]

lofun
02-24-2006, 10:02 PM
Once you have collected all 9 skins, you turn them into Grand Librarian Maelin in the top of PoK,.

Nimchip
02-24-2006, 10:17 PM
If you dont know how to get to Sverag... you only need to break the door down in the Devastation. you don't need a key for this zone.

Menaya
02-25-2006, 12:24 AM
So what spell does it give you on turn in?

Nimchip
02-25-2006, 12:44 AM
NM, it was for spell.... gonna see if i can complete tonight unless other druid has completed it :)

Kaidman
02-25-2006, 07:07 AM
Barkspur :sleep:

Wyre Wintermute
02-25-2006, 10:34 AM
Most (not all) redcons in devastation do not summon. Nature's serenity works as well. Fairly easy quest once you learn how to pull and kite here.

lofun
02-25-2006, 10:46 AM
yeah, got Barkspur back , damn was hoping for moonshadow !

Advenia
02-25-2006, 11:19 AM
Loot a skin from any red-con mob in Devastation, Sverag Stronghold of Rage or Razorthorn.

Any skin that has a lore item tag, no drop tags...
Tattooed Shiliskin Skin (http://lucy.allakhazam.com/item.html?id=88076), for example

This will grant you a single task -NOT a group one- to collect skin samples from different model mobs from Plane of Rage.


Is there a task to obtain first? If so from who? If not, who do you see to obtain the task once you have one looted, or does the task appear auto magically upon looting one of said skins?

Thanks,
Advenia

Menien Mayhem
02-25-2006, 11:25 AM
Anyone found another possible spell task? Perhaps done this twice? I'm thinking this MIGHT be an order of spells we can receive, such as how OoW and DoDH runes work. Major pita though if this is the case. However, Moonshadow would be worth it in my book.

Kebienu
02-25-2006, 12:29 PM
where are you guys camping the Bolvirk skins at I was in devistation for 6 hours or so and did not see one red con pop.

Nimchip
02-25-2006, 02:53 PM
Stick around near Sverag in devastation..

Nimchip
02-25-2006, 02:59 PM
Is there a task to obtain first? If so from who? If not, who do you see to obtain the task once you have one looted, or does the task appear auto magically upon looting one of said skins?

Thanks,
Advenia
Yes to the bolded sentence.
Sorry.. I kinda fixed it on the main post to try to not get people confused, hopefully it works out better.

bilmani
02-25-2006, 04:25 PM
Barkspur = pos

Nimchip
02-25-2006, 04:35 PM
yea well at least 2/3 found...

wru best one?

Shruella
02-25-2006, 04:40 PM
1680 damage for 300 mana every 16 seconds isn't a bad ratio, and it's unresistable damage too. It'll have its uses.

Nimchip
02-25-2006, 04:45 PM
Not in the already cluttered 9 spell gem spell bar

Kamion
02-25-2006, 05:45 PM
This spell is good for PLing, PvP, and fighting zun in txevu~

birdjross
02-25-2006, 06:11 PM
can we solo these, i got owned before i could find out

stratofortress
02-25-2006, 07:23 PM
Originally Posted by: Nimchip
Not in the already cluttered 9 spell gem spell bar


amen.

wrei
02-25-2006, 10:27 PM
Stick around near Sverag in devastation..

Has anyone else experienced severe difficulty in finding red-con Bolvirks spawning in Devastation? I have spent hours at the Rage zone, and have not seen any Bolvirks near there. There is a camp of four, south of the Rage zone, but they are all DB, and respawn as DB. There are a few camps on the outer circumference of the zone, but they spawn on top of each other in groups of 20+; all yellow cons.

I have found it impossible to finish this mission. Is it bugged? Is there any way to camp them inside Rage? How does one change the races that control rage, in order to camp them? Are Bolvirks a possible controlling race?

These are the only boards that I have found with any discussion whatsoever of this quest to date.

Kebienu
02-25-2006, 11:16 PM
I am having the problem as you cannot find any red con giants, been there for hours on end, have seen one spawn in about 8 hours of farming and it didnt even drop it. so i think quest is bugged or someone is leaving out some info :confused:

Winenose
02-26-2006, 03:45 AM
As for difficulty of mobs - I've managed to solo all 8 non-giant skins.

Shruella
02-26-2006, 04:30 AM
Not sure if it was just a coincidence, but we destroyed some catapaults and some bolvirks showed up in a bit where the ruins of the catapaults were. One of them was a red con, but he didnt drop a skin /boggle.

Kebienu
02-26-2006, 05:30 AM
saw a bolvirik skin drop off some named called the Subjugated in sverag, looked like a illisan mob not sure if the skins just randomaly drop off red cons in there or what.

Kamion
02-26-2006, 10:56 AM
You complete most (if not all) of this quest outside of dev.

Nimchip
02-26-2006, 12:16 PM
Ok so for the Bolvirk one you need to be inside Sverag? I got mine in there, so I'm not sure but i'll ask around. For now I will make the change.

Silxie
02-26-2006, 01:03 PM
I love this spell. Reptile + Barkspur + Hungry Vines and I am a PRICKLE BALL OF DOOM!!! I've been having a blast trying to stack DS's on tanks to get it up as high as possible. I've got a Hedgehog spell set now, and learning to use it.

=)

lonwolf
02-26-2006, 01:29 PM
got bolverik skin in devestation got a few acauly hate that stun though hehe

Ahlanna
02-26-2006, 01:46 PM
Ok so for the Bolvirk one you need to be inside Sverag... I got mine in there, so I'm not sure but i'll ask around. For now I will make the change.

Uh, not necessarily. On Emarr server it's the Kobolds that control Sverag. It depends on which race is in power at the current time. There are a couple of raid type missions I have heard about that allow players to aid another race to take over, but so far no one has changed it from the Kobolds on Emarr.

I spent all day watching the battles on the field in The Devastation yesterday and we obtained 54 of the skins needed for our group. As the patrols march through the center of the fields they happen upon an enemy and proceed to do their best to wipe each other out. Camps are cleared and there will soon be a new race spawn to take over the spot.

I watched three different "camp" areas plus the surrounding wall spawns go from Brolvirk to drachnid to undead to eyes to .... well, you get the idea. Each area seems to be random as well as the patrols, I didn't get a sense of any 'patterns' but I was only there 12 hours. If you keep a camp cleared you will very likely see your target race sooner or later.

Nimchip
02-26-2006, 01:55 PM
Uh, not necessarily. On Emarr server it's the Kobolds that control Sverag. It depends on which race is in power at the current time. There are a couple of raid type missions I have heard about that allow players to aid another race to take over, but so far no one has changed it from the Kobolds on Emarr.

I spent all day watching the battles on the field in The Devastation yesterday and we obtained 54 of the skins needed for our group. As the patrols march through the center of the fields they happen upon an enemy and proceed to do their best to wipe each other out. Camps are cleared and there will soon be a new race spawn to take over the spot.

I watched three different "camp" areas plus the surrounding wall spawns go from Brovlick to drachnid to undead to eyes to .... well, you get the idea. Each area seems to be random as well as the patrols, I didn't get a sense of any 'patterns' but I was only there 12 hours. If you keep a camp cleared you will very likely see your target race sooner or later.

Actually... An orc named was the one that dropped my Bolvirk skin. Called The Subjucator. Goblins and Orcs control Sverag in Maelin. Call it weird but it's true.

I was replying to the following replies:
Has anyone else experienced severe difficulty in finding red-con Bolvirks spawning in Devastation? I have spent hours at the Rage zone, and have not seen any Bolvirks near there. There is a camp of four, south of the Rage zone, but they are all DB, and respawn as DB. There are a few camps on the outer circumference of the zone, but they spawn on top of each other in groups of 20+; all yellow cons.

I have found it impossible to finish this mission. Is it bugged? Is there any way to camp them inside Rage? How does one change the races that control rage, in order to camp them? Are Bolvirks a possible controlling race?

These are the only boards that I have found with any discussion whatsoever of this quest to date.

I am having the problem as you cannot find any red con giants, been there for hours on end, have seen one spawn in about 8 hours of farming and it didnt even drop it. so i think quest is bugged or someone is leaving out some info

I think Kaidman got all his from devastation so I was skeptical about this, however I got mine from Sverag, so I wouldn't know for sure. Which is why due to these posts I made the change temporarily. But since you have cleared this up then I will edit it yet again.

Ahlanna
02-26-2006, 02:09 PM
We took a very active roll in the various camps changeover. We trained one race onto another after we got the squad leaders pulled and killed. We kept a rotation going on all the surrounding camps, and while the giants are difficult spawns to clear, there were times when we had many more giants than we wanted. LOL

I believe the part of the point in this zone is that we, as players, can take an active role in the battlefields to aid one race to overcome another.

Nimchip
02-26-2006, 02:14 PM
Ok i have to ask, since we didn't get any skins from blue-conned named: Did you get any from these? I'm positive only red-con named drop them but not entirely sure on the blue-cons.

Dayuna
02-26-2006, 02:18 PM
All of the skins are from red-conned "named" (they dont' actually have names in most cases). For the giants, you need to look for "The Subjugated" inside Rage, or "a Bolvirk hersir" in either Rage or Devastation.

Kamara
02-26-2006, 02:40 PM
Got my Bolvrik skin from a named Drog in Rage called Restrained Creaton (or something like that). Drops 2 augs also.



~Kamara~

Ahlanna
02-26-2006, 03:08 PM
The red con's of a race are a kind of named and that "name" has been fairly consistent within each of it's spawn cycle. I never got a skin for the task from a blue, white or yellow con... however there were two skins dropped by the red "named" 3-4 times yesterday. Someone else here may be able to give you their exact names.

As far as the The Subjugated is concerned, inside the tower, if you read the books you received back from Maelin once you get your spell, that individual character appears to be 'elected/appointed/chosen' to the title for it's ability to channel it's rage and then sent out to expend it's rage in battles. I would suppose that, given the lore in the book, that it's race could be any of the factions of the race currently in control of the Stronghold? I look forward to progressing into this further, it's a very interesting story.

micaa
02-26-2006, 05:00 PM
i hafta say this the absolute gayest quest to get a spell i have seen so far from sony, 9 hours trying to get a eye skin is just plain retarted, i could have done all the 68-70 spell missions from dodh in that time, someone at sony needs to be slapped hard

Nimchip
02-26-2006, 05:21 PM
The red con's of a race are a kind of named and that "name" has been fairly consistent within each of it's spawn cycle. I never got a skin for the task from a blue, white or yellow con... however there were two skins dropped by the red "named" 3-4 times yesterday. Someone else here may be able to give you their exact names.

As far as the The Subjugated is concerned, inside the tower, if you read the books you received back from Maelin once you get your spell, that individual character appears to be 'elected/appointed/chosen' to the title for it's ability to channel it's rage and then sent out to expend it's rage in battles. I would suppose that, given the lore in the book, that it's race could be any of the factions of the race currently in control of the Stronghold? I look forward to progressing into this further, it's a very interesting story.

subjucant is not the same as subjugant... however it might just be a spelling error

Ahlanna
02-26-2006, 07:17 PM
yup my typo, playing an alt without enough coffee after little sleep from spending far too much time in those zones..


Books refer to The Subjucant

Netura
02-26-2006, 07:58 PM
Ahlanna, whats your chars name on emarr? :o

Nimchip
02-26-2006, 08:26 PM
yup my typo, playing an alt without enough coffee after little sleep from spending far too much time in those zones..


Books refer to The Subjucant
ya and the named is called Subjugant for some reason too, wasnt refering to a spelling mistake you made, but rather SOE's.

Ahlanna
02-26-2006, 09:26 PM
Ahlanna, whats your chars name on emarr? :o


Oh geesh, yea, uhm heh /blush... I registered here when I was playing Ahlanna, 65 Druid, now semi-retired. I mostly play, these days, as Tehya, 70 Shaman on EMarr.. Hope you don't mind that I am a forever Druid lovin' Shaman?

I frequent these boards quite often to stay informed and appreciate the Druid class.

/waves to my druid friends

Nimchip
02-27-2006, 08:07 AM
Updated again, hopefully more accurate and easier to read.

Aethdarr
02-27-2006, 12:50 PM
Nim, just want to say great job on the threads and all the effort you put into the boards...as well as all of you. Nearest I can tell we have probably some of the best recon/research collectives in the game.

I just zoned into Devastation for the first time yesterday and put to use some of the information you all have already shared. Very accurate and well done.

One question: Can you give me an approximate location of the red con mobs. I found and killed a few of the blue cons at the entrance.

~Blue con kills were fairly efficient mana wise. Engaged a named blue con in the field (Shadowlord) and basically tanked him as he summoned. No biggie and no real drop of consequence. Engaged the yellow con Bolvik's. The one I engaged was apparently a rogue with Tendonslice. Fun stuff. Singled me for 1400, doubled me for 900's and 500's and summoned. Not a real feasible mob to kill and really no reason to other than experimenting with tactics.~

Also, these apparently wer on some sort of faction as I noticed with all the kills, there were faction hits involved. has nayone determined the importance of those yet?

wrei
02-27-2006, 01:11 PM
I was finally able to get my Bolvirk skin in rage, as pointed out here. However, when we were finished I gated to PoK only to find that the turn in NPC has been removed. Anyone know why, or when he will be put back in game? This quest is turning out to be so ... ... ...

Menien Mayhem
02-27-2006, 01:25 PM
7th Hammer crashed last night less than a minute after our guild turned in items to Maelin for a armor collecting 54-person max raid expedition. We got the task stage complete/update messages but no messages on the task itself being created plus no update for further things to accomplish. We think we unintentionally caused the server crash (all other servers were still up). When we could get back in 15ish minutes later, there was an approximately 10 minute rollback on our characters. Approximately an hour later the Server-Wide message stated that Maelin in PoK was taking a temporary leave of absence (not exactly, but similar).

Nimchip
02-27-2006, 02:07 PM
I was finally able to get my Bolvirk skin in rage, as pointed out here. However, when we were finished I gated to PoK only to find that the turn in NPC has been removed. Anyone know why, or when he will be put back in game? This quest is turning out to be so ... ... ...

Yes, read above the guide, i added that in red text this morning.

Apparently some folks found a way to exploit it and give spells to their entire guilds. I'm thinking the book wasn't no drop and they just passed it around their friends and they turned it in to get more spells.

Additionally some servers have been crashing on the task after that one.

One question: Can you give me an approximate location of the red con mobs. I found and killed a few of the blue cons at the entrance.

I can't really, they are fairly close to Sverag walls, roaming around that area probably semi-close to the moat. Sometimes they are halfway from the outer wall to Sverag walls but most of the time they are closer to Sverag. There are even a few that spawn right in front of the door area.

Fenier
02-27-2006, 09:36 PM
Maelin will be back up shortly.


Once he's back up, if you give him the books to get your spell, he will no longer return them to you. After our next patch, the books will be made No Trade.


Also, after the next patch the "Bring me the head of..." quests within Devastation will reward you with this spell drop as well. The current quest will continue to reward the spell so those of you working on Razorthorne access can get the spell as you're working through it, but this quest wasn't originally designed to reward spell drops and is more time intensive than we'd like for access to those spells.


Rashere

wrei
02-27-2006, 11:57 PM
Ok, Maelin is up: great. I got my spell (Mages get Spear of Ro, btw). However, upon turning in the books, I was assigned a task "Become the Vessel". This is a task, which requires looting of some no drop items in dev/rage/etc. However, it is shared, meaning that one cannot receive any other shared tasks while it is active, correct? And, with the books disappearing, one cannot ever get this quest again. So, it seems as if the patch has totally screwed us here. Is there any information available about this quest, what it does, if it is for progression etc? I'm just trying to understand what is going on here. :(

Winenose
02-28-2006, 02:27 AM
The "Become the Vessel" task is indeed for progression. It has you go around looting and killing for a lot of stuff. It will stay up for 24 hours if not finished before. And it does seem that you will have to get the skins quest again to get the "Become the Vessel" quest again. If you do that, keep in mind that with a single group, the Vessel quest takes a good few hours to complete.

Domeno
02-28-2006, 03:04 AM
NM... figured it out.. heh

giiana
02-28-2006, 12:38 PM
best place in devistation - north wall. i have yet to see them anywhere else in devistation.


WRU moonshadow!!!

Zacory
03-01-2006, 04:21 PM
I love this spell. Reptile + Barkspur + Hungry Vines and I am a PRICKLE BALL OF DOOM!!! =)

This quote had me laughing outloud at work!! It's been a while since that has happened. I love it! Thankies Silxie!! :)

Darzha
03-02-2006, 07:09 AM
Nice work on the spell info allthough I was crushed to learn that the 8 skins was for Barkspur and not moonshadow, as the thought of having a group heal was very overwheming and emotional for me.


http://www.magelo.com/eq_view_profile.html?num=780858

Bristiladd
03-02-2006, 05:14 PM
Some of the skin droppers are soloable. the elite soldier was only one I seen that summoned as I was hunting in devastation. If you know someone that can get the corruption task, that is the easiest way to get 7 of the 9 skins. Undead and evil eye do not drop in the instance. I did the task and we got like 20+ skins during it.

Fenier
03-02-2006, 05:54 PM
What is required to get the Corruption task?

Greylocke
03-04-2006, 06:57 AM
Some mobs in The Devastation can summon other than the giants. I had "a troll basher" red con summon and beat the snot out of me.

Nimchip
03-04-2006, 02:13 PM
Yes also the werewolf red cons can summon too.

Forgot to add that, thanks for the reminder.

Athunder Taima
03-04-2006, 03:22 PM
Is summoning random or do only certain types summon?
i was summoned by a red con ravager and a red con spider(forget its name), would be nice to have a list of all those that definetly do and dont summon.

Oh and also, the dark initates cast a very nasty snare, and re-cast as soon as i cured it, would need to be lucky on root holding is only way i can see to solo those.

So does anyone know where/how to get this corruption task?

Fenier
03-04-2006, 05:06 PM
A Centurion (Orc) and A Captain (Squid) Do not summon. Confirmed.

-Fenier

Stumps_Bertox
03-04-2006, 10:21 PM
dont mess with brolvik elites in sverag, tried to duo one earlier.. they hit real hard...got one to 40%, but those 2355 hits got the better of my poor BL.

Fenier
03-04-2006, 10:24 PM
The Giants can hit upto 2.4k and Hae a 600-800 DD with 2 Second Stun they use. All Giants I have seen Summon. Several Also use Tendon Slice which is a snare.

http://lucy.allakhazam.com/spell.html?id=2655&source=Live
http://lucy.allakhazam.com/spell.html?id=8590&source=Live

Stumps_Bertox
03-04-2006, 10:28 PM
even the giants in Dev hit that hard? forget what they are called, dont see many

Fenier
03-04-2006, 10:30 PM
The Hesier Type Giants we killed today (red con) in Dev hit for around 2300ish.

-Fenier

Blaykz
03-05-2006, 12:13 AM
I can confirm the red con Overfiend EE's do not summon. as well as "An Elite" a red con Kobold

Advenia
03-05-2006, 12:32 PM
It would seem the skin quest was never meant to give a spell.

http://eqforums.station.sony.com/eq/board/message?board.id=Veterans&message.id=192955#M192955

Rashere said:
"Maelin will be back up shortly.
Once he's back up, if you give him the books to get your spell, he will no longer return them to you. After our next patch, the books will be made No Trade.
Also, after the next patch the "Bring me the head of..." quests within Devastation will reward you with this spell drop as well. The current quest will continue to reward the spell so those of you working on Razorthorne access can get the spell as you're working through it, but this quest wasn't originally designed to reward spell drops and is more time intensive than we'd like for access to those spells.
Rashere"

Athunder Taima
03-08-2006, 11:52 AM
I've managed to solo or 2-box every skin in devastation so far except the giants, is there anywhere else to get the giants skin or am i gonna have to make a group for it? 2.3k is just too hard.

Fenier
03-08-2006, 04:48 PM
All Giants which drop skins hit over 2k.

Weadiienae of the Nameles
03-09-2006, 03:48 PM
I've managed to solo or 2-box every skin in devastation so far except the giants, is there anywhere else to get the giants skin or am i gonna have to make a group for it? 2.3k is just too hard.

Inside rage facing in, go left. Dont even break the door down. Keep following that hallway. If you look on your map the left middle most corner theres a drogmor named there that drops a 65/70/70 aug and a 50/50/50 shielding 2 aug. He also drops the skin everytime.

Wyre Wintermute
03-12-2006, 04:10 AM
Important note.

If you complete saga skins, you can't get a new one.
If you turn in the books that is currently the only time you can get Becomming the Vessel. (books are eaten and should be fixed next patch)

We had an issue with a cleric accidentally removing himself from his saga skins quest around 80% finished and unable to reactivate it.

Just be careful when dealing with these right now. As per Sony GM reply to petition:
We don't have the means to change task updates, please use /bug and report the information.

V/R,

Wyre

Mellen
07-05-2006, 04:00 PM
If you don't care about the tob flag part the alternative Advenia mentioned is a lot easier.

The mob at the entrence in stronghold of rage (right behind the door) gives out a number of collect 4 quests. Doing any of those will get you your spell. Basically ever type of mob that drops a skin also has a chance to drop another no drop item, typically a body part. You get 4 of those and turn them in for the spell (they made it so you can get the parts first and task 2nd now too).

I got all the parts for mine from devestation, not sure if they drop in stronghold of rage as well (edit I did get an undead drop in stronghold - if you farm there though you'll probably have to do the turn in after the next control change). The drops are;

Bolvirk - Bolvirk ear
Undead - Undead legionaire's skull
Kobald - Kobald paw
Orc - Bloody orc head
Evil Eye - Evil eye central oculus
Wurine - Wurine paw
Drachnid - Drachnid head
Shiliskin - Shiliskin feeding tentacle
Berserkers - Stone war axe

The berserkers seemed like the best ones to go after. Troll bashers summoned but were still soloable, otherwise it was easy to pull packs of zerkers to the wall snaring them along the way then root dot them. Drop rate seemed good, especially for the vah shirs. Ended up pulling like 3 or 4 packs of them total maybe to get 4 axes.

Dari
07-05-2006, 04:07 PM
I have yet to keep this spell loaded. I tried it, and my SK partner and I both decided it just wasn't worth taking up a spell slot with it. If we had 12 spell slots maybe....
but as it is I just don't have ANY spell I'd drop for this thing.

Gaminide
09-19-2006, 04:07 PM
Mr Moderators, change the post at the top to - how to the skin quest for progresion...

The way to get backspur is now in allak, basically get 4 body parts in dev and turn them in.

http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=48631

Easier way to get it, I might actually do that.

Fenier
09-19-2006, 04:14 PM
this thread was created before the side quest for the spell was added after PoR launch.