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Necromancer Skullcap Quests

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Master Xydoz
Start Zone: West Cabilis
Quest Giver: Master Xydoz and others
Minimum Level: 4+
Classes: Necromancer
Related Zones: Various
Related NPCs: Various

Rewards

  • Apprentice Skullcap - 1st Rank
    Apprentice Skullcap - 1st Rank
    Item 1070.png

    LORE ITEM NO DROP
    Slot: HEAD
    AC: 2
    WT: 0.6 Size: SMALL
    Class: NEC
    Race: IKS

    (#1)
  • Apprentice Skullcap - 2nd Rank
    Apprentice Skullcap - 2nd Rank
    Item 1070.png

    LORE ITEM NO DROP
    Slot: HEAD
    AC: 3
    WT: 0.6 Size: SMALL
    Class: NEC
    Race: IKS

    (#2)
  • Apprentice Skullcap - 3rd Rank
    Apprentice Skullcap - 3rd Rank
    Item 1070.png

    LORE ITEM NO DROP
    Slot: HEAD
    AC: 4
    WT: 0.6 Size: SMALL
    Class: NEC
    Race: IKS

    (#3)
  • Dark Binder Skullcap
    Dark Binder Skullcap
    Item 1070.png

    LORE ITEM NO DROP
    Slot: HEAD
    AC: 5
    INT: +2
    WT: 0.9 Size: SMALL
    Class: NEC
    Race: IKS

    (#4)
  • Occultist Skullcap
    Occultist Skullcap
    Item 1070.png

    LORE ITEM NO DROP
    Slot: HEAD
    AC: 6
    INT: +3
    WT: 0.9 Size: SMALL
    Class: NEC
    Race: IKS

    (#5)
  • Revenant Skullcap
    Revenant Skullcap
    Item 1070.png

    LORE ITEM NO DROP
    Slot: HEAD
    AC: 8
    INT: +4 MANA: +5
    WT: 0.6 Size: SMALL
    Class: NEC
    Race: IKS

    (#6)
  • Sorcerer Skullcap
    Sorcerer Skullcap
    Item 1070.png

    MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO DROP
    Slot: HEAD
    AC: 8
    DEX: +1 INT: +5 MANA: +10
    SV MAGIC: +5
    WT: 0.6 Size: SMALL
    Class: NEC
    Race: IKS

    (#7)

Necromancer 1st Rank

Ask Master Xydoz in the Tower of Death about the Apprentice Skullcap. He wants you to prove yourself by bringing him four Sarnak Hatchling Brain and he will reward you with Apprentice Skullcap - 1st Rank. A Sarnak Hatchling is found in the Lake of Ill Omen near the entrance to West Cabilis. The hatchlings also drop Torn Tapestry, and Ripped Tapestry, save these for the second skullcap.

Necromancer 2nd Rank

Talk to Master Xydoz again and ask him about the Second Rank Skullcap. He tells you he wants a faded tapestry. You need to acquire two pieces of the now-destroyed tapestry and repair them. The pieces are Torn Tapestry and Ripped Tapestry, which you find off of A Sarnak Hatchling in the Lake of Ill Omen. Tailor the two pieces together (the result is a Mended Tapestry, not a faded one, and EQTraders lists the trivial for this at 23) and hand them in along with your Apprentice Skullcap - 1st Rank for your Apprentice Skullcap - 2nd Rank.(Hint: Klok Sargin in Lake of Ill Omen usually has both components for sale).

Necromancer 3rd Rank

Talk to Master Rixiz and ask about the Third Rank Skullcap. He tells you he wants the brain of a Sarnak Crypt Raider and hands you a glass canopic. In this you must place the brain of a Sarnak Crypt Raider and embalming fluid. This quest is going to take a little Smithing and Brewing to complete.

To create the embalming fluid (Brewing trivial ??) you need:

You're also going to need to do the Granite Pebbles quest to get the granite pebbles for the Bone Granite Powder.

Acquiring the Sarnak Raider Brain is a little more straightforward. Head to the Lake of Ill Omen and head to the "Explorer Tower" (#7 on the map). Kill everything around the tower area and the Sarnak Crypt Raider will eventually spawn. Place both of these items in the canopic and hit combine. Head back to Master Rixiz and turn in the combined canopic (no longer a container) and your Apprentice Skullcap - 2nd Rank for your new Apprentice Skullcap - 3rd Rank.

Necromancer 4th Rank

Talk to Master Kyvix next. He tells you he needs some new components. These are a creeper cabbage, a heartsting telson with venom, brutling choppers and a scalebone femur. He then hands you a Brood Sack and sends you on your way.

Combine all 4 of these in your Brood Sack and head back to Master Kyvix and hand in the combined result with your Apprentice Skullcap - 3rd Rank for your Dark Binder Skullcap. Note: the xp reward was about 2 blues at level 20.

Necromancer 5th Rank

After you complete the fourth rank quest, Master Kyvix says something about the "true mission". When asked about this "true mission," he gives you a Spectacle and sends you to see someone named Ryx.

Ryx is in the Overthere at the Dark Elf Outpost. Bind yourself outside the Outpost if you feel you are in danger of dying during the hand-ins! (It's less annoying to run back to Cabilis than it is to do a corpserun back to Overthere. Ryx is disguised as a skeleton worker on top of the westernmost boat in dry dock being built and cons indifferent. Use Invisibility from Undead, then get up to him (levitate from the hillside into the boat suggested; other tricks to get up there are ducking under the boat, standing, jumping - might get you inside, and doing it inside again might get up on deck). Place yourself north-west of him to be as far away from the Skeletons who are on the ground. He doesn't reply anything to hails.Giving him the spectacle first (invis vs Undead might drop here!) and he will say:

"I live to study and quench my thirst. I live to bash the faces of the Pariah and entangle myself in the ivy of evergreen. I live. I want to remember."

This translates into the following four items:

Give him the remaining 3 items.

Once he has all these four items he gives you a metal key. Give the Metal Key to Tin Banker Assistant at the Overthere outpost. You have to wait till (Evening, Nighttime) the General who is in the bank leaves to check up on his troops. You have to be at least level 20** to finish this part. Giving the key to the banker will get you a tome, 6 gold, 6 silver and 6 copper. Give the tome together with your 4th level "Dark Binder Skullcap" to Master Kyvix to receive the Occultist Skullcap, 5 gold pieces and 3 blues of experience @ level 20.

- ** Was able to complete turn in to Tin Banker Assistant @ lvl 16 on BLUE @ 12-21-14. **

Necromancer 6th Rank

High amiable faction with Brood of Kotiz is required to complete this portion of the quest.

Master Kyvix now wants you to track down an item called the Kor Sha Candlestick, which is in 2 pieces. He sends you to speak with Keeper Rott (one of the necro spell merchants). The magic words are 'I am the chosen occultist'. Keeper Rott tells you he doesn't have the pieces but tells you where to find them...on Sarnak Revenants in the Lake of Ill Omen.

At this time Keeper Rott will also offer a side quest called Keeper Rott's Pages. The reward for this quest is Intensify Death, an otherwise research only spell. The magic words are 'additional mission'.

  • Although Keeper Rott tells you that both pieces of the Candlestick can be found on Sarnak Revenants, this quest has been reverted to it's original form and the Revenants will only drop the first piece.

Head to the Sarnak Fort and kill revenants until you get the first piece, Stem of Candlestick (identifies as: Stem of a Kor Sha Candlestick). The revenants also drop a note which makes reference to the candlestick, and indicates where to look for the other half. Once you've obtained that piece, it's time to head over to Firiona Vie.

Now your best and safest route for this part of the quest is to enter Swamp of No Hope, use invis and head to the South-East corner of the map to where the zoneline is to Firiona Vie. Once you zone over you'll be in the North East corner of Firiona Vie, roughly at location +4000, -2200. Head south and you'll see an open field with mainly Drolvargs and Frogloks moving about, this is the general area you want to be at. To your east you'll see a hill with a small Giant fort and to your west the zone just continues onward with more Drolvargs and Frogloks (with the occasional Drachnid) keep in mind to Con everything you see, as some Drolvargs can see right through your invis.

  • You'll be looking for a mob named a halfling swashbuckler, he's about level 25 and doesn't put up too much of a fight. Most sites agree that he can be found close to your area, roughly at +2200, -1700, so you'll want to check around there first.
  • Also, if you see Red Eye Jack and you're confident you can kill him, do so, as he drops a Gem needed for your next Skullcap Quest.

When you've finally killed the swashbuckler his loot table will have nearly a set of Black Leather Armor that's no drop, and pretty much useless(won't sell to vendor), as well as two weapons. You'll want to loot the Stein (identifies as: crafted in West Cabilis - GRYPE) found on the corpse. Once you've gotten that stein, head back to East Cabilis and go to #2 on the map, just directly south-west of the Shaman/Shadow Knight guild. One the top floor of that building you'll find an iksar named Grype, who only spawns at night. Grype responds to the question "what candlestick?" and will tell you about the swashbuckler when asked. Give him the stein and in exchange he'll give you: Foot of Candlestick (identifies as: Foot of a Kor Sha Candlestick).

Take the pieces to Master Kyvix and hand them in along with your current Skullcap to receive your Revenant Skullcap.

Necromancer 7th Rank

You need to be Kindly to Brood of Kotiz in order to be able to receive the Unfinished Scepter from Harbringer Glosk. Being in Skeletal form boost this faction.

Time to talk to Harbinger Glosk. Hail him and say "I am the new revenant." He wants your help finishing a scepter for the Emperor. He hands you an Unfinished Scepter and tells you to find 4 gems and combine the gems and the scepter in the Forge of Dalnir.

First the gems. The gems you want are:

After you have the gems, the next step is to find the Forge of Dalnir (aka the "Always Works" forge). The forge is located on the third level of Dalnir (#10 on the map). In order to be able to use the forge, you need the Forge Hammer of Dalnir. The hammer drops off of An Undead Blacksmith, also located on the third level of Dalnir (#9 on the map). The hammer is NO RENT so make sure you have the gems before you start camping the blacksmith. Combine the scepter, gems and hammer in the forge to receive the Scepter of Emperor Vekin. Return this to Harbinger Glosk and receive your shiny new Sorcerer Skullcap.

Necromancer 8th Rank

It will never be possible to complete this stage of the quest on Project 1999, because the Flaxen Lock of Hair won't start dropping until well past the classic era.