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Dragons of Norrath Cultural High Elf Quests

This is the quest for high 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.

You start in North Felwithe, with Elistar Vorann at -64, -388, inside Emerald Armor. (When you enter go upstairs and through the first door on the right.) The books do not need to be acquired in any particular order, as Elistar will give you all of the quests at once if you ask.

Ancestral Book Quest:

You say, 'Hail, Elistar Vorann'

Elistar Vorann says 'Hello, Gilthanos. Welcome back to the fair city of [Felwithe]. You must tell me of your travels! '

You say, 'Felwithe'

Elistar Vorann says 'While you were away, we have made much advancement. Our trade alliance with Kaladim has secured us fresh mithril from their mines. In the meantime, our artisans have been refining our armor [designs] in preparation for the new alloys. '

You say, 'what designs'

Elistar Vorann says 'Yes, our old designs relied too heavily on the stopping power of the materials used in the armor. The new designs promote lighter, more flexible armor suits while providing the same amount of protection. It's difficult to explain until you have worn a new suit yourself. Would you be [interested] in these new armor patterns, or have you heard about the beneficial [symbols] I have discovered?'

You say, 'I am interested'

Elistar Vorann says 'Very well. To make you a pattern book, I'll need 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. Bring me these things and the pattern book shall be yours.'

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

Elistar Vorann says 'Well done, Gilthanos. Here, take this pattern book. It may require some time to master the technique of making armor, but these new patterns should set you out in the right direction. Best of luck!'

Receive: Ancestral High Elven Armor

You say, 'what symbols'

Elistar Vorann says 'I have found a great many symbols that can be created and added to our new armor designs. Once you placed these symbols on the armor the effect is nothing short of amazing. The capabilities of the armor are improved beyond the sum of its parts. If you wish I would be willing to part with instructions for these symbols in exchange for some [favors].'

You say, 'what favors'

Elistar Vorann says 'I have several sets of research components I have been after for some time now. Unfortunately I have not had the time to be able to gather them myself. If you would be willing to retrieve them for me they can be found in several areas, the [Ocean of Tears], [Lower Guk], [Fungus Grove], or [Lavaspinner's Lair].'

Journeyman's Book Task: Exploring the Ocean

You say, 'what Ocean of Tears'

You have been assigned the task 'Exploring the Ocean'.

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Task Details
Ocean of Tears: Kill 20 sharks
Ocean of Tears: Loot 2 Lake Pebbles
North Felwithe: Deliver 2 Lake Pebble (unstacked) to Elistar Vorann
Ocean of Tears: Kill 10 aviaks
Ocean of Tears: Loot 1 Aviak Talon
North Felwithe: Deliver 1 Aviak Talon to Elistar Vorann

Upon handing in the aviak talon...

Elistar takes the talon and examines it closely. 'I suppose this will have to do. Here are the instructions I promised you.'

Receive: Journeyman's Book of High Elven Culture

Expert's Book Task: Denizens of Guk

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Task Details
Lower Guk: Kill 50 ghouls
Lower Guk: Loot 20 Phosphorous Powder
North Felwithe: Deliver 4 Phosphorous Powder (unstacked) to Elistar Vorann
Lower Guk: Kill 5 ghoul wizards
Lower Guk: Loot 1 Undead Froglok Tongue
North Felwithe: Deliver 1 Undead Froglok Tongue to Elistar Vorann

Upon handing in the undead froglok tongue...

Elistar takes the tongue from you and looks at it closely. 'Ah, thank you this will prove most interesting to study. You've more than earned these instructions.'

Receive: Expert's Book of High Elven Culture

Master's Book Task: Plants of Fungus Grove

You say, 'what Fungus Grove'

You have been assigned the task 'Plants of Fungus Grove'.

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Task Details
Fungus Grove: Kill 80 small mushrooms
Fungus Grove: Loot 40 Fungus Clump
North Felwithe: Deliver 4 Fungus Clump (unstacked) to Elistar Vorann
Fungus Grove: Kill 5 lotus
Fungus Grove: Loot 1 Soft Lotus Petal
North Felwithe: Deliver 1 Soft Lotus Petal to Elistar Vorann

Upon handing in the soft lotus petal...

Elistar carefully pockets the petals. 'You have my thanks, here are the instructions you wanted.'

Receive: Master's Book of High Elven Culture

Grandmaster's Book Task: A bit of spider, a bit of drake

You say, 'Lavaspinner's Lair'

You have been assigned the task 'A bit of spider, a bit of drake'.

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You must be in a DoN mission to get the drops you need for this task. Also, even if the task window says "All" for the zone, you may still need to be in Lavaspinner's Lair.

Task Details
Lavaspinner's Lair: Kill 120 lavaspinner spiders
Lavaspinner's Lair: Loot 80 Arachnid Eye Cluster
North Felwithe: Deliver 4 Arachnid Eye Cluster (unstacked) to Elistar Vorann
Lavaspinner's Lair: Kill 10 delve drakes
Lavaspinner's Lair: Loot 1 Razor-Sharp Drake Claw
North Felwithe: Deliver 1 Razor-Sharp Drake Claw to Elistar Vorann

Upon handing in the razor-sharp drake claw...

***need completion text***

Receive: Grandmaster's Book of High 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 High Elf Cultural Armor Drops
swatch silk drachnid silk storm volaas hair
(becomes stormweave swatch)
coarse silk
element pouch of mistletoe powder fungus sap small brick of yttrium ore metallic drake scales

Note that "swatches" are used for making silk armor and "elements" for making plate armor.

Created: 2005-03-02 07:31:16          
Last Modified By: Verdandi Board Goddess          
Last Modified on: 2006-07-19 07:29:59          

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