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Rohane's Rogue Epic Guide
- Main article: Rogue Epic Quest
All info taken from http://tancidtherogue.com/ragebringer.html with a few teensy weensy tweaks and some added notes. There's gotta be a better way to format this. Collapsible note boxes or something, links to a note second just under the checklist? I don't know how to wiki.
pre-note: When it comes to pick pocketing these items, you will almost always get the items before the money. If on the first pick you get plat, pick again. If you get plat again, pick again. If by the third or fourth pick you do not get the note or get gold, Founy/Tani will most likely not have the item and there's no need to continue picking and risking aggro.
There is no Pick Pocket skill level required to steal the notes from either Founy or Tani, or any other items in the game for that matter. The only restrictions are that you can not pick from mobs that aren't internally tagged as Humanoids (which isn't quite so straight forward - goos are humanoids, so are living but not undead frogloks), you can not steal Magic items, and you can not steal from enemies over level... 49 or 50. The skill level only affects your chance to avoid aggro and successfully steal items or coin. I picked these notes at level 29 while I was first leveling up, but it can theoretically be done at level 7 when you first train the skill.
note: Founy despawns at 8am game time and respawns again at 10am game time, for a full spawn cycle of 72 minutes. He will not always spawn with the parchment, it's rather rare, so you may be waiting many hours or even days. Alternatively, if you are level 60 or have a level 60 rogue friend and don't care about Kaladim or Rivervale rogue faction, Founy can be Assassinated (his regen is too high to make normal killing worthwhile) which will cause him to respawn in 8 minutes; better than waiting over an hour for his scripted respawn.
note: Tani despawns at 7pm game time and respawns again at 8pm game time, much like Founy's am cycle. Assassinating him to force a respawn is not doable like with Founy, as he is behind a few doors, down a few flights of stairs, and surrounded by many other GM level NPCs. The piece can be picked while standing on the roof of the building, but that's dumb and I'll leave you to figure out the rest. Tani does not spawn with any money, only the parchment and an occasional research item, so don't be disheartened or think he's been cleaned out by someone else if you show up, pick, and don't get any plat or gold.
note: Plane of Hate is very fucked up on P99. Walls are merely a suggestion in Innoruuk's demesne, and his followers don't like being told what to do. When porting up you will usually aggro a cluster of spite golems, clerics, and/or ghouls. If you don't aggro them immediately, just wait ten seconds and the mob(s) that path along the eastern wall will be along shortly, with some friends. Do not do not do not try and make this run solo. You'll die and your porter will die and you'll both feel real bad. You'll need a solid group that can survive the break in aggro and make sure to hope extra hard that your healer/cc isn't the one to load in first and get pasted by initial aggro ask me how i know this
The Book of Souls is on the second level of the Maestro's house, up the U-shaped ramp inside his building, NOT on the second floor of Plane of Hate. If you go up the big ramp to the second floor of Hate you will trigger an imp trap, your hide will break, and you will die. Same will happen if you stumble into the SW corner of the first floor: imp trap, many new friends, dirt nap. Be on the look out for wandering Liches and Banshees who will see through Hide and often run at sow speed thanks to the spite golem buffers. The book is on a 10ish hour respawn. While there are no fully safe places in the zone to camp and wait out the respawn, you should absolutely NOT camp out next to the book's spawn point because you will aggro second floor mobs as you zone in and they will murder you with invisible teleporting fists. You may think you can click the book and WC cap out before you die. If I had a nickel for every time I told someone not to do this and they sent me a tell the next day asking for help with a corpse recovery...
- [ ] Go - Spawn Stanos Herkanor in Highpass hold by saying "I need to see Stanos" to Anson McBale. Give the Stained Parchment Top and the Stained Parchment Bottom to Stanos Herkanor in Highpass Hold. Stanos will then give you the Combined Parchment.
note: If you are not a rogue (tried on a 60 assling druid) Anson will respond with "Go away! We don't have time for the likes of you." and Stanos will not spawn. It wasn't a problem with faction, so you may need to be both level 51+ and a rogue to spawn Stanos. I did not try handing in the two parchments on my druid. If you try to hand these in on a rogue under level 51 Stanos will eat them and you'll have to deep dive Kaladim and Neriak again. (I was able to spawn Stanos by saying "I need to see Stanos" on a 50 rogue, and he gave me the combined parchment - as of 11/20/17) (correction 04/10/18 : you can have a 50+ rogue spawn Stanos then do the hand in with your 46 rogue) (correction 5th July 2020: Did the hand-in on my lvl 40 rogue without any problems)
- [ ] Go - Give the Combined Parchment, two bottles of milk (unstacked), and 100pp to Eldreth in Lake Rathetear. Eldreth will give you the Scribbled Parchment
note: If you forgot or negligently drank the milk you can buy some more at the (indifferent to all) ogre merchants near the zone line to Rathe Mountains; marker 6 on the Lake Rathetear map. Eldreth will despawn after the turn in. His respawn time is totes confirmed at 8 hours.
note: DO NOT GIVE YENDAR THE BOOK OF SOULS ON THIS FIRST TURN IN. Again, I'd have a shitload of nickels.
- [ ] Go - Give the Scribbled Parchment to Yendar Starpyre in Steamfont Mountains. Yendar will give you the Tattered Parchment.
note: Yendar's path is a shortish loop that goes north from the druid ring, past the kobold tents, east around that little stub of mountain, southeast down the road towards Watchman Halv, then down the road east a short ways before turning around and following his his path back towards the druid ring.
- [ ] Go - Give Tattered Parchment and the Book of Souls to Yendar Starpyre in Steamfont Mountains. Yendar will despawn and Renux Herkanor will spawn. Kill Renux and loot the Translated Parchment and the Jagged Diamond Dagger from her corpse.
note: Renux can be easily killed with just a druid/ranger and rogue. Spam ensnare/flame lick to build aggro and kite her while the rogue stabs. Renux's stun proc is nasty and her resist rate can be higher than average, so keep your distance and expect a few snare resists. Yendar's respawn is 2-6 hours? Dunno.
- [ ] Go - Give Translated Parchment to Stanos Herkanor in Highpass Hold. Stanos will give you the Sealed Box.
note: You might be tempted to taunt Stanos by telling him you killed his daughter. This will ruin your faction. Don't do it.
- [ ] Go - Give Sealed Box to any of the dark elves in the house at (+800, +2400) in Kithicor Forest. This will cause General V`ghera to spawn. Kill him and loot General's Pouch and, IF HE DROPS IT, the Cazic Quill off his corpse. If he does not drop the Cazic Quill, you will need to do the Cazic Quill sub-quest (detailed below).
note: To ensure a safe and successful turn in, clear all the dark elves but one, make sure you are Sneaking and NOT HIDDEN, confirm the dark elf cons Indifferent, then hand in the Sealed Box and immediately Hide to avoid the risk of General aggroing you. Only Hide AFTER you click Give and the box has been turned in. Nickels. (After an unsuccessful try, it looks like maybe IVU will make the hand-in fail too -Mentathiel (talk) 19:13, 18 May 2019 (UTC))
- [ ] Go - Give the General's Pouch, the Cazic Quill, and the Jagged Diamond Dagger to Stanos Herkanor in Highpass Hold. Stanos will give you Ragebringer.
If General V`ghera does not drop the Cazic Quill when killed, then you must instead do the Cazic Quill sub-quest, which involves the following:
- [ ] Go - Kill the Oracle of K`Arnon in Ocean of Tears and loot the Robe of the Oracle off his body. Alternatively, you may buy the Robe of the Oracle from another player, as it is droppable.
- [ ] Go - Kill The ghoul arch magus in Lower Guk and loot the Shining Metallic Robes off his body. Alternatively, you may buy the SMR from another player, as it is droppable.
- [ ] Go - Kill The Ishva Mal in Splitpaw Lair and loot the Robe of the Ishva off his body. Alternatively, you may buy the Robe of the Ishva from another player, as it is droppable.
- [ ] Go - Kill Phinigel Autropos in Kedge Keep and loot the Robe of the Kedge off his body. Alternatively, you may kill the dark elves in the house in Kithicor Forest, as some of them will occasionally drop the Robe of the Kedge. This Robe IS NODROP, but you can have someone else multiquest this robe.
- [ ] Go - Give the four robes (Oracle, SMR, Ishva, Kedge) to Vilnius the Small in the Western Plains of Karana. He will give you the Cazic Quill.
note: Vilnius the Small is located at 167, -6696 in near the bandit camp on the hill just east of the Qeynos Hills zone line. His placeholder is a brigand. There's no need to kill the brigand, as it will despawn at like 7:58pm game time and Vilnius will spawn immediately after. If you hail Vilnius he'll say something about a rump bouncing. If you reply with that phrase he will attack. Don't do this.
Additional info about the skippable parts and why this epic is so easy.
Again, taken from Rohane's excellent guide http://tancidtherogue.com/ragebringer.html
Anyone familiar with any of the other epic weapon quests will probably be surprised that the Ragebringer quest is so simple. You have to kill all of 1 difficult mob (the General), and a handful of single-group mobs (Renux, the Coercer, the Ishva Mal, the Oracle of K'Arnon, the Ghoul Arch Magus), pickpocket two items, and run around a lot.
Originally, the Ragebringer quest was far more involved. You had to do the following (assuming you didn't know any spoilers about the quest):
Lendel and Gaffin Deeppockets, the Halfling rogue guildmaster and his brother, will occasionally have a conversation where they mention Stanos. The idea was that you'd overhear the conversation, and ask Lendel about Stanos. He'd tell you about Stanos, and then suggest you go find him in the Karanas. I think the idea there is to ask people in the Karanas about Stanos, and eventually find Vilnius.
Vilnius gives you a task to find Malka Rale in the Qeynos Aqueduct System. Go to the Qeynos Aqueducts and talk to Malka. She gives you Stanos' Pouch. You give Stanos' Pouch to Vilnius. He tells you that he needs you to do something for him: collect four swords - Painbringer (rare drop from Kobold Champion in Sol B), Fleshripper (rare drop from Kobold King in Sol B), a Mithril Two-Handed Sword (rare drop from the froglok king in Lower Guk), and a Gigantic Zweihander (Karg Icebear in Everfrost). Turn in the swords to Vilnius, and he gives you the Jagged Diamond Dagger as payment.
Vilnius then asks another task of you: collect four robes (the four mentioned above). For these, he gives you the Cazic Quill, another dagger.
He then asks one last task: collect four rapiers - a Martune Rapier (rare drop from Scorn Banshees in the Plane of Hate), an Eyerazzia (uncommon drop from Scarelings in the Plane of Fear), a Well-Balanced Rapier (purchasable from the Shady Swashbuckler in East Commonlands), and the Burning Rapier, which itself involves a long quest that will take at least 6-7 hours to do. For the rapiers, he gives you back Stanos' Pouch, and tells you to take it to Anson McBale in Highpass.
Give the pouch to Anson, and Stanos shows up. Talk to Stanos and he gives you the quest to recover the stained parchment pieces from Founy and Tani.
Get the parchment pieces, give them to Stanos, and go through the translation rigmarole above, kill Renux, get the Sealed Box, and kill the General for his Pouch. At this point, you'd have the Jagged Diamond Dagger, the Cazic Quill, and the General's Pouch, and trade them in to Stanos for Ragebringer.
The quest was gimped in the following ways:
You don't need to interact with the Deeppockets at all.
Renux, a mob you are REQUIRED to kill to complete the quest, ALWAYS drops the Jagged Diamond Dagger. As a result, you do not need to collect the four swords for Vilnius.
Stanos can be spawned by saying to Anson, "I need to see Stanos", which means that not only do you not have to collect the four rapiers, you don't even need to see Malka Rale. Hell, you don't need Stanos' Pouch AT ALL.
General V`ghera, up until spring of 2001, used to *ALWAYS* drop a Cazic Quill, which meant that you didn't have to collect the robes, either! Now, he only drops it rarely (about 1 in 10 is the commonly-tossed around figure), so if you're lucky you won't need to collect the robes, but most people do.
Even if you do need to get the robes, the ones you need are all tradeable (which means you can just BUY them, instead of having to bother camping for them) except for the Kedge robe, but that hardly matters, because you can multiquest the Kedge Robe.
The Robe of the Kedge was originally only available from Phinigel, but they made that robe (AND the Ishva Robe) drop from the Coercer in Kithicor, so you don't even need to bother with Splitpaw or Kedge Keep.
Not that I'm complaining, mind you, but Ragebringer is by far the most common epic weapon because the quest was gimped so heavily. Verant will never change it back to full-strength, however, because so many rogues who haven't completed the quest would bitch insanely about the facts that 1) it's been this way for over two years, and 2) it's unfair that a whole bunch of people got to do the easy version just because they were able to do it first.