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Crestra's Earring: Here or Over There?

Here or Over There?

This is the first quest in a series six that use tradeskills to obtain a nice ear item in the Ring of Scale expansion. The quest line revolves around Crestra who is found in The Overthere [RoS] on the docks at +2392, +1778.

You must have 300 in all related skills (200 fishing) in order to attempt the combines in this quest line.

You say, 'Hail, Crestra'

Crestra says, 'Hello. You must be one of those adventurers from the rest of Norrath. Before you try and kill me, I have a proposition for you. I only arrived here recently, and since you are obviously much more experienced and capable than I, would you [explore] this area for me? If you do I'll give you instruction on how to make an effective earring.'

You say, 'Sure, I can decide if I want to kill you later. Where do you want me to explore?'

Crestra says, 'In the end I will want you to explore this entire local area, but for now let's begin with this, uh, charming port city. Well, outside its walls. Don't kill anything inside these walls, it would cause too much trouble. I'm making a [gift] for my beloved, and I need a survey of the materials available for its creation. And so there is no deception, I happy to tell you why I, an [alaran], is here.'

You say, 'What is the nature of this gift?'

Crestra says, 'I want to make ali an earring. The best ever seen. And I want it to be exotic, using materials unknown to the vast majority of Alarans. Thus, I came here. But, though I am in no way defenseless, I'm not as skilled as many Norrathians. That is why I need a being like you. Are you willing to accept this [task].'

You say, 'Why is an alaran away from your continent?'

Crestra says, 'Well, since the veil broke and you Norrathians came in, I decided we must also be able to go out. In honor of the great Oseka, savior of the Alarans, and sailor before alir ascension, I decided to venture out into the rest of this world. And well, I want to prepare a [gift] for my beloved.'

You say, 'Yes I will accept this task.'

You have been assigned the task 'Here or Over There?'.

Crestra says, 'Great. Kill one of each creature outside the walls. After they are dead, examine the remains for anything that might be useful in crafting in general, not simply for jewelry. When you are done with that, come back to me and we will discuss what you discovered.'

Crestra wants to make an earring for alir betrothed. You will help by exploring the area of ali, and bringing back useful information al can use to find components.
Kill one of each creature in the Overthere. Leave the Combine alone.

Kill one of each creature in the Overthere

These steps will appear as you kill one of each creature:

Kill 1 Sabertooth
Kill 1 Chokidai
Kill 1 Cockatrice
Kill 1 Golem
Kill 1 Rhinoceros
Kill 1 Scorpikis
Kill 1 Succulent

Converse with Crestra about the [creatures] you killed.

You say, 'creatures'

Crestra says, 'Great, your reputation is well deserved. So tell me what you [killed]?'

You say, 'Well, the interesting creatures I killed are Saber-tooth Tigers, Chokidai, Cockatrice, Golems, Rhinoceros, Scorpikis, Sarnak, and Succulent'

Crestra says, 'Okay, tell me more about the [saber-tooth] Tigers.'

You say, 'The pelt and canines are the most interesting features of a Saber-tooth tiger, but the meat might be interesting to some.'

Crestra says, 'That may be a bit common though. So, what about [the chokidai]?'

You say, 'You probably have not experienced anything like the chokidai. They are a hybrid of a draconic and a wolf. Quite interesting. The most useful items from them may be their scales, either from the body or their crest. They also have nice horns, claws, and teeth, though not as impressive as the cats.'

Crestra says, 'Draconic. Dragons? Do dragons protect them? Be careful if they do. Horrible things dragons! But, you are correct, the scales sound interesting. Go on, tell me about the [cockatrice]'

You say, 'The cockatrice are also a weird hybrid of sorts. They are giant flightless birds with more lizard traits than most avian. Their Feathers and beaks are probably all that is interesting, though perhaps their eyes if the rumors that they can petrify with a gaze stand true, though I experienced none of that.'

Crestra says, 'But that's just a bird. Yeah a weird bird, but birds are common. Oh, don't think I don't appreciate your work, it's still helpful as an elimination point. So what about the [golems]?'

You say, 'Golems are, of course, mostly stone and mud. Certain stones may be more enticing to observe than first look.'

Crestra says, 'That is an interesting observation. Thank you. I've seen a few of the [rhinoceros] from the walls, they look impressive.'

You say, 'I think we should leave the rhinoceros be. Many people put a false sense of usefulness to their horns. Really the horn is just a funky fingernail. And while their hide may have many uses, it is very thick for something like jewelry. They are better preserved to be mounts.'

Crestra says, 'I can understand if you feel protective over the rhinoceros. I'm happy to leave them be. Tell me about the [scorpikai]. I don't think I've seen them at all.'

You say, 'You probably haven't. The scorpikai stay in the chasm to the southeast. They are horrible amalgamations of a scorpion and an Iksar. They have a nice chitinous shell, large pincers, and venom.'

Crestra says, 'That sounds horrible. But I may have to encounter them anyway. We'll see. And do your plants move here? The [succulents]?'

You say, 'Magic has a way of affecting everything. The succulents are not really sentient, and rather edible, if you can get around the spines. Their flowers and pollen may also be useful. Perhaps pressed and preserved in resin?'

Crestra says, 'Norrath is an amazing place. Now the [Sarnak] are definitely an intelligent species. Are they a problem?'

You say, 'Well, the Sarnak are not particularly friendly. They of course have equipment and like many people here on Kunark, are scaled. I did notice the Sarnak near a broken statue had some interesting stone from the statue.'

Crestra says, 'Great. Thank you for that summary. I think I know what to do with this information. With it, I can instruct you on how to make a [simple earring].'

You say, 'How do I make a simple earring?'

You have learned the recipe Crestra 's Simple Earring!

Your task 'Here or Over There?' has been updated.

Crestra says, 'Well, simple is a descriptive term, not an indication of the skill you must have to make the earring. Assemble a [chokidai scale earring mount], [golem pebble bead], [hardened Scorpikis venom bead], [succulent spine earring stem], [aged sebilisian marble bead], and [polished sebilisian marble bead] with a raw conflagrant diamond.'

You say, 'How do I create a chokidai scale earring mount?'

Crestra says, 'Using the tool inherent to a tackle box or a fly making table and sculpting Tools, shape the scale so jewelry can be mounted on it.'

You say, 'How do I create a golem pebble bead?'

Crestra says, 'Use a pottery wheel as a centrifuge to help separate the silt from the pebbles, and then the sculpting tools to bore a hole in one of the nuggets.'

You say, ' a hardened Scorpikis venom bead sounds interesting. How do I make it?'

Crestra says, 'This sounds odd, but use an oven to bake down the venom until it turns into a nice green bead. Baking spirits will combine with the water and give it a lower evaporation point to help the process along.'

You say, 'What is the method to make a succulent spine earring stem?'

Crestra says, 'With your fletching tools and a whittling blade, form yourself a an earring stem from the spines.'

You say, 'I'm not sure what the aged sebilisian marble bead is. Please explain.'

Crestra says, 'Check around the statue you mentioned for some loose marble. Then using baking spirits and the evaporator of a brew barrel to clean the pebble.'

You say, ' Does the polished sebilisian marble bead need any additional treatment?'

Crestra says, 'Carefully use ink of tranquility and ink of the Nameless to highlight the veins in the marble already polished by sarnak hands.'

Collect 1 Sea Salt Impregnated Chokidai Scale (drops from Chokidai)
Collect 1 Golem Mud (drops from golems)
Collect 1 Scorpikus Venom (drops from scorpikis)
Collect 1 Succulent Spines (drops from succulents)
Collect 1 Polished Sebilisian Marble (drops from sarnak near statue)
Collect 1 Aged Sebilisian Marble (ground spawn on top of broken statue)
Collect 1 Conflagrant Diamond (zone wide random drop)

Create Crestra's Simple Earring using tradeskills

First you need to complete the following subcombines in order to make the Simple Earring.

Item Recipe Trivial
Chokidai Scale Earring Mount Components: Sculpting Tools, Sea Salt Impregnated Chokidai Scale
In: Tackle Box, Collapsible Tackle Box, Fly Making Bench (Placeable), Fly Making Bench, Guild Fly Making Bench (Placeable)
Also Returns: Sculpting Tools(1)
On Failure Returns: Sculpting Tools
Required Skill Level: 200
Notes: EQRecipeID: 15365

Quest: Crestra #1 - Here or Over There?

Golem Pebble Bead Components: Golem Mud, Sculpting Tools
In: Pottery Wheel, Tanaan Pottery Wheel, Pottery Wheel (Placeable), Guild Pottery Wheel (Placeable)
Also Returns: Sculpting Tools(1)
On Failure Returns: Sculpting Tools
Required Skill Level: 300
Notes: EQRecipeID: 15366

Quest: Crestra #1 - Here or Over There?

Hardened Scorpikus Venom Bead Components: Baking Spirits, Scorpikus Venom
In: Oven (Stationary), Tanaan Oven (Stationary), Oven (Placeable), Guild Oven (Placeable)
Required Skill Level: 300
Notes: EQRecipeID: 15367

Quest: Crestra #1 - Here or Overthere?

Succulent Spine Earring Stem Components: Succulent Spines, Whittling Blade
In: Fletching Kit, Planar Fletching Kit, Collapsible Fletching Kit, Feir`Dal Fletching Kit, Surefall Fletching Kit, Fletching Table (Placeable), Fletching Table, Guild Fletching Table (Placeable)
Also Returns: Whittling Blade(1)
On Failure Returns: Whittling Blade
Required Skill Level: 300
Notes: EQRecipeID: 15368

Quest: Crestra #1 - Here or Over There?

Aged Sebilisian Marble Bead Components: Aged Sebilisian Marble, Baking Spirits
In: Brew Barrel, Tanaan Brew Barrel, Brewing Barrel (Placeable), Guild Brewing Barrel (Placeable), Brewing Barrel
Required Skill Level: 300
Notes: EQRecipeID: 15369

Quest: Crestra #1 - Here or Over There?

Polished Sebilisian Marble Bead Components: Ink of the Nameless, Ink of Tranquility, Polished Sebilisian Marble
In: Spell Research Kit, Tome Binding Kit, Prayer Writing Kit, Hybrid Research Kit, Song Writing Kit, Spell Research Table
Required Skill Level: 300
Notes: EQRecipeID: 15370

Quest: Crestra #1 - Here or Over There?


Now do the final combine. NOTE: This is NOT a no fail recipe!

Crestra's Simple Earring Components: Aged Sebilisian Marble Bead, Chokidai Scale Earring Mount, Conflagrant Diamond, Golem Pebble Bead, Hardened Scorpikus Venom Bead, Polished Sebilisian Marble Bead, Succulent Spine Earring Stem
In: Jewelry Making Table (Placeable), Jewelry Making Table, Guild Jewelry Making Table (Placeable)
On Failure Returns: Crushed Conflagrant Diamond
Required Skill Level: 300
Notes: Quest: Crestra #1 - Here or Over There?

You must complete the quest in order to learn the recipe


Deliver 1 Crestra's Simple Earring to Crestra

Crestra appreciates the assistance and would like you to gather information about Skyfire next.

Crestra says, 'While this is great work, I think there is more we can do. I hope you don't find anything useful in the next region because I barely want to think about it. Are you willing to continue to assist me and scout in [Skyfire]?'

212 platinum 5 gold
You gain experience!
Crestra's Simple Earring

This unlocks the next quest in line, Details of the Sky.

Created: 2022-11-22 11:11:12          
Last Modified By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          
Last Modified on: 2022-11-22 01:08:23          

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