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Dragons of Norrath Cultural Half Elf Quests

This is the quest for half elves to acquire the books necessary to make the cultural armor that is available with the Dragons of Norrath expansion. For more information on the general details, see the Dragons of Norrath Cultural Armor Quest Overview.

While half elves can start in several different cities, these quests are available only from either Qeynos or Kelethin. You should be able to go to either city, regardless of your class, diety, or starting city.

Qeynos - Kelethin

Qeynos

You start in North Qeynos, with Vor Westrider at 55, 204, near the Priest of Discord and Crow's Pub & Casino. The books do not need to be acquired in any particular order, as Vor will give you all of them at once if you ask.

Ancestral Book Quest:

You say, 'Hail, Vor Westrider'

Vor Westrider says ''And hail to you as well, traveler. What news? It's nice to hear from someone of mixed heritage like myself. I often fear our kind will never be fully understood by either elves or human. Though we pass through their lands, we are always a little [uncomfortable] in either community. At least we half elves understand each other.'

You say, 'uncomfortable'

Vor Westrider says ''You know what I mean. When traveling through elven communities, we must duck under their doorways and when visiting our human kin, we receive skeptical stares at our pointed ears. Not to mention, it's impossible to find armor from either race that fits properly. Human clothing is baggy in the shoulders and elven armor tends to chafe in the . . . well. . . you know what I mean, [right]?'

You say, 'right'

Vor Westrider says 'Tell you what -- I contracted a half elven artisan to make me a pattern book for armor specifically for us. I made a suit and it fits perfectly. If you'd like, I can make you a copy of the pattern [book]. I also have some advanced armor [patterns] you may be interested in.'

You say, 'book'

Vor Westrider says 'Excellent, I can make you a pattern book, but first I'm going to need some materials. Bring me a fire beetle carapace for the cover, a patch of zombie skin for the pages, a golden bandit tooth for the clasp, and a lion tail to grind down and make a salve which will protect and preserve the finished product. I have heard these resources can be found in Western Karana. Once I have these things, I can create the pattern book for ya.'

Quest Summary: Collect and hand in Fire Beetle Carapace, Zombie Skin, Golden Bandit Tooth, and Lion Tail.

Vor Westrider says 'Well done, Landargo. Here's your pattern book. It may take some practice to learn to master these designs, but, in time, I'm sure they will serve you as well as it did me. I'm still working on new designs so be sure to stop by later. I may have some more for you.''

Receive: Ancestral Half Elven Armor

You say, 'patterns'

Vor Westrider says 'These, I cannot give away, but I can share them with you provided you are willing to help make Norrath safe for us wanderers again. I'm currently working with the city of Qeynos to secure trade routes outside the city gates. We need someone to lead expeditions into [Erud's Crossing], [Kedge Keep],the [Dragon Necropolis] or, if you've got the metal for it, the [valley] on the other side of the lavastorm mountains. Interested? The more difficult the expedition the more powerful the armor pattern, I can provide.'

Journeyman's Book Task: Clearing the Western Sea Lanes

You say, 'Erud's Crossing'

You have been assigned the task 'Clearing the Western Sea Lanes'.

Vor Westrider says 'Excellent, I knew I could count on you. It seems our ocean trade routes are in trouble. I need you to venture into Erud's Crossing and clear out twenty sharks. That should curb their attacks on our sailors. When you've finished dispatching the creatures, bring me four lake pebbles from their stomachs as proof of your kills.'

Task Details
Erud's Crossing: Kill 15 sharks
Erud's Crossing: Loot 3 Lake Pebble
North Qeynos: Deliver 3 Lake Pebble (unstacked) to Vor Westrider
Erud's Crossing: Kill 10 willowisps
Erud's Crossing: Loot 1 Lightstone
North Qeynos: Deliver 1 Lightstone to Vor Westrider

Tip: Sharks may be more plentiful off the west side of the island.

Upon handing in the lightstone...

Vor Westrider says 'Well done. Lucky I found you or that job never would have gotten done. As promised, here are those armor runes. Let me know if you need any more of these [patterns]. Sure as sunrise, there's always more work to be done around here.'

Receive: Journeyman's Book of Half Elven Culture

Expert's Book Task: Clearing the Eastern Sea Lanes

You say, 'Kedge Keep'

You have been assigned the task 'Clearing the Eastern Sea Lanes'.

Vor Westrider says 'The city's ocean trade routes aren't as secure as we need them to be. Several of our cargo ships have disappeared while sailing to Freeport and Faydwer. Sure enough, the wreckage inevitably washes up near Kedge Keep. Swim into that keep and kill fifty mermaids. Return to me with several vials of ocean ink. That should thin their numbers out a bit.'

Task Details
Kedge Keep: Kill 50 mermaids
Kedge Keep: Loot 20 Ocean Ink
North Qeynos: Deliver 4 (unstacked) Ocean Inks to Vor Westrider
Kedge Keep: Kill 5 cauldron sharks of any kind
Kedge Keep: Loot 1 Shark Skin
North Qeynos: Deliver 1 Shark Skin to Vor Westrider

Upon handing in the shark skin...

Vor says, 'Well done. Lucky I found you or that job never would have gotten done. As promised, here are those armor runes. Let me know if you need any more of these [patterns]. Sure as the sunrise, there's always more work to be done around here.'

Receive: Expert's Book of Half Elven Culture

Master's Book Task: Scale and Bone

You say, 'Dragon Necropolis'

You have been assigned the task 'Scale and Bone'.

Vor Westrider says 'The city has lost several expeditions into the dragon necropolis over the past months. It's the rat creatures that have been sneaking upon our excavators in the dark tunnels. Kill eighty of these creatures and return to me with their old dragon horns. That should clear them out for the time being.'

Task Details
Dragon Necropolis: Kill 80 chetari or chelaki
Dragon Necropolis: Loot 2 Old Dragon Horn
North Qeynos: Deliver 1 Old Dragon Horn to Vor Westrider
Dragon Necropolis: Kill 5 phase spiders
Dragon Necropolis: Loot 1 Phase Spider Silk
North Qeynos: Deliver 1 Phase Spider Silk to Vor Westrider

Upon handing in the phase spider silk...

Vor says, 'Well done. Lucky I found you or that job never would have gotten done. As promised, here are those armor runes. Let me know if you need any more of these [patterns]. Sure as the sunrise, there's always more work to be done around here.'

Receive: Master's Book of Half Elven Culture

Grandmaster's Book Task: Lair of the Lavaspinner

You say, 'valley'

You have been assigned the task 'Lair of the Lavaspinner'.

Vor Westrider says 'I'm glad you volunteered! Our scouts have been having trouble in the dragon lands north of Lavastorm. Seems the spiders have been tracking our movements and ambushing our scouts. I need you to lead an expedition into the Lavaspinner's Lair and slay six score denizens of the delve. Bring me four arachnid eye clusters as proof of your kills. You may wish to seek out some operatives in Lavastorm to aid you in tracking down these rare items.'

You must be in a DoN mission to get the drops you need for this task.

Task Details
Lavaspinner's Lair: Kill 120 lavaspinners
Lavaspinner's Lair: Loot 80 Arachnid Eye Cluster
North Qeynos: Deliver 4 Arachnid Eye Cluster (unstacked) to Vor Westrider
Lavaspinner's Lair: Kill 10 lavaspinners
Lavaspinner's Lair: Loot 1 Deadly Arachnid Mandible
North Qeynos: Deliver 1 Deadly Arachnid Mandible to Vor Westrider

Upon handing in the deadly arachnid mandible...

***need completion text***

Receive: Grandmaster's Book of Half Elven Culture

Kelethin

You start in Greater Faydark, in the city of Kelethin, with Nala Goldenthorn at -105, -240, 75, on EQ Atlas platform #15, in the sourthermost of the two buildings. Once again, the books do not need to be acquired in any particular order, as Nala will give you all of them at once if you ask.

Ancestral Book Quest:

You say, 'Hail, Nala Goldenthorn'

Nala Goldenthorn says 'Greetings Jayabalard! It's a wonderful day to be among the trees. I've been working with my good friend Calian to help him with his new [armor] designs. They truly are amazing pieces of work.'

You say, 'what armor'

Nala Goldenthorn says 'These new designs are really a completely new way of crafting armor. With these processes the new armor is stronger than your current armor and more comfortable to wear. We have also found other [methods] for improving the armor further. If you're [interested] I can make you a copy of the designs to look at.'

You say, 'I am interested'

Nala Goldenthorn says 'I'll need a some zombie skin and darkbone marrow from the Estate of Unrest. I can use those to create the cover and ink for the book. I'll also need some of the battle beads from Crushbone to help bind the book and a rotting orc tooth to complete the ink. Once I have those I will have a copy made for you.'

Quest Summary: Collect and hand in Zombie Skin, Darkbone Marrow, Crushbone Battle Beads, and Rotting Orc Tooth.

Receive: Ancestral Half Elven Armor

You say, 'what methods'

Nala Goldenthorn says 'Once these new armor pieces have been created they can have specific runes placed on them that improve their effectiveness. If you are interested in the runes I could get you instructions on how to create them in exchange for a bit of [help].'

You say, 'I will help'

Nala Goldenthorn says 'I'd like to help Calian out a bit more and collect some items he has been after. If you would be willing to go to [Crushbone], the [City of Mist], the [Acrylia Caverns], or to [Thundercrest Isles], I would happily exchange the instructions for the runes in return for your efforts.'

Journeyman's Book Task: Scouting Crushbone

You say, 'Crushbone'

You have been assigned the task 'Scouting Crushbone'.

Nala Goldenthorn, 'The orcs in Crushbone have been proving troublesome of late. If we could get rid of a few of the legionnaires that have been leading attacks it would go a long way towards aiding the efforts to contain them. Slay as many of the legionnaires as you can and return with any of their hides you manage to collect. We'll put them on display and hopefully destroy the moral [sic] of the orcish hoard.'

Task Details
Clan Crushbone: Kill 20 orc legionnaires
Clan Crushbone: Loot 2 Preserved Orc Hide
Greater Faydark: Deliver 2 Preserved Orc Hide (unstacked) to Nala Goldenthorn
Clan Crushbone: Kill 10 Orc Oracles
Clan Crushbone: Loot 1 Illegible Scroll
Greater Faydark: Deliver Illegible Scroll to Nala Goldenthorn

Upon handing in the illegible scroll...

Nala takes the scroll and studies it for a moment, 'This is proving to be difficult to decipher, but I'll continue working on it. Thank you for your help, it will no doubt be the difference in life and death for many in the fight against the orcs. Here are the instructions.'

Receive: Journeyman's Book of Half Elven Culture

Expert's Book Task: Dismantling Golems

You say, 'City of Mist'

You have been assigned the task 'Dismantling Golems'.

Task Details
City of Mist: Kill 50 plaguebone skeletons
City of Mist: Loot 20 Bone Chips
Greater Faydark: Deliver 20 Bone Chips (unstacked) to Nala Goldenthorn
City of Mist: Kill 5 army behemoths
City of Mist: Loot 1 Strange Ochre Clay
Greater Faydark: Deliver 1 Strange Ochre Clay to Nala Goldenthorn

Upon handing in the strange ochre clay...

Nala takes the clay and wraps it in a scrap of leather. 'We will make a thorough study of this clay and see what special properties it might possess. Thank you for your work, here are the instructions.'

Receive: Expert's Book of Half Elven Culture

Master's Book Task: Acrylia Expeditio

You say, 'Acrylia Caverns'

You have been assigned the task 'Acrylia Expedition'.

In the caverns you will find the grimlings of the sanctum. They are vicious creatures but we have need of a supply of grimling toes from them. It's better if you do not ask why, but we need them all the same.

Task Details
Acrylia Caverns: Kill 80 sanctum grimlings
Acrylia Caverns: Loot 20 Grimling Toes
Greater Faydark: Deliver 4 Grimling Toes (unstacked) to Nala Goldenthorn
Acrylia Caverns: Kill 5 sanctum corpsemasters
Acrylia Caverns: Loot 1 Brick of Black Acrylia
Greater Faydark: Deliver 1 Brick of Black Acrylia to Nala Goldenthorn

Tips: Sanctum grimlings are found by clicking the statue and going into the inner area. They are dark blue and light blue at level 70.

Upon handing in the brick of black acrylia...

Nala examines the brick closely. 'This an excellent sample. I'm sure it will be perfect for our needs. Here are the instructions you were interested in.'

Receive: Master's Book of Half Elven Culture

Grandmaster's Book Task: Denizens of the Isles

You say, 'Thundercrest Isles'

You have been assigned the task 'Denizens of the Isles'.

***need continuing quest text***

You must be in a DoN mission to get the drops you need for this task.

Task Details
Thundercrest Isles: Kill 120 Isle Drakes
Thundercrest Isles: Loot 80 Fractured Drake Claws
Kelethin: Deliver ? Fractured Drake Claws (unstacked) to Nala Goldenthorn
: Kill 10 Isle Kirin
: Loot 1 Impeccable Kirin Horn
Kelethin: Deliver 1 Impeccable Kirin Horn to Nala Goldenthorn

Upon handing in the impeccable kirin horn...

***need completion text***

Receive: Grandmaster's Book of Half Elven Culture


The following chart shows what drops are needed to make each tier of armor (made with the Ancestral book). More information about making the various tiers of symbols (with the Books of Culture) is on the Dragons of Norrath Cultural Armor Quest Overview, because the books are the only ingredient that differs between races.

DoN Half Elf Cultural Armor Drops
hide medium quality cat pelt high quality cat pelt great reptile hide glossy drake hide
element permafrost crystals fungus sap great reptile tooth metallic drake scales

Note that "hides" are used for making leather armor and "elements" for both chain and plate armor.

Created: 2005-03-02 07:28:49          
Last Modified By: Verdandi Board Goddess          
Last Modified on: 2005-10-26 09:10:25          

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