Nimh's Secret  

Submitted by:Aedwyn Vancour
Start Zone: Gotar
Start NPC:Finni
Min Level:26
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:Yes
(Average from 4 ratings)
Related NPCs:
Last Updated:Mon Mar 23 22:44:28 2009
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

You're asked by Finni to kill Nimh (rat). Upon entering Skona Ravine follow the north wall till you pass Werewolf Skulkers. Between there and the Witch (named NPC human) you will find some Wood Rats that spawn in the early night. If you're lucky one of them will be called Nimh. Plan on camping the spot for a few nights before you find Nimh though. On the plus side there are several yellows and oranges too keep you busy while you wait. (Note: It has been mentioned that the fastest way to get Nimh to spawn is to kill "Brush Cats")

[Step #1] Search for Nimh in Skona Ravine. (loc 20169,5649 also spotted at loc 21749,7300)

I found him at 11am game time.

You receive a Nimh's Curse from Nimh!
You have finished the Nimh's Secret quest.

  Nimh's Curse

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Nimh's Secret
# Oct 04 2006 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
169 posts
I got this quest at level 26, but I have not found Nimh until level 41. Nimh is a rare spawn, and the reward offers -15 to piety.

I would not recommend doing this quest.
don't even accept this quest
# Sep 24 2003 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Basically sit there and wait for him to spawn. The wood rats are not even placeholders, and they don't spawn very fast anyway. I waited there three successive nights (log on for an hour or so each night, and watch for him while I do real life stuff around the house, not merely 3 nights game time)

He finally spawned on the third night while I was watching. The stone is about worthless.
found him
# Jul 04 2003 at 11:51 AM Rating: Default
Finally found him. the lil ******* spawned right on top of me at 13:25, loc 21749,7300
nimhs location
# Aug 01 2002 at 10:24 AM Rating: Default
the location is about 21k 4k-5k.. and not 50k..
he will spawn with the other rats.. took me 2 nights to wait for him.
nimhs curse is -15 piety cold 6% energy 6% dex 7.

while the piety malus sucks for a thane, I think its still decent for RVR..
RE: nimhs location
# Aug 01 2002 at 10:41 AM Rating: Default
same stats the link to the item shows /sigh
# May 12 2002 at 5:33 AM Rating: Default
anyone got the loc of rats please?
It's a pain
# May 10 2002 at 1:39 PM Rating: Default
Yeah, it took me a long time to find Nimh. I camped him for about 2 hours. He can be found spawning anywhere from where the witch is at the tree all the way down to where the werewolves play hide and go seek around the trees. I felt was a little peeved once I got the stone and saw the stats.

I got a better stone from Darkness Falls.
# Mar 05 2002 at 8:44 PM Rating: Default
The name of the quest npc is actually Finni, not Finne. There is also a Finna in town.
# Feb 21 2002 at 1:14 AM Rating: Default
bah even the willow heart is better for melees until you go for rvr against elds/chanters
None of you read....
# Feb 08 2002 at 12:26 PM Rating: Good
4 posts
Gawd how could the person who submitted this quest not know the Secret of NIMH would be a rat? Hasn't anyone read Mrs.Frisby and the Rats of NIMH? Or seen the movie the 'Secret of NIMH'? Its about geneticly engineered rats... NIMH stands for the National Institue of Mental Heath. This is as cool as the EQ quest about the spider Charolette... I love it when they can mix the game and our own culture creativly, althow the the guy in Ft Atla named Lagg kinda bugs me.

RE: None of you read....
# Feb 18 2002 at 10:05 PM Rating: Default
Yeah, they should have had a female kobold named Frisby to initiate the quest, but I guess they can't get everything right, hehe.
Nimh's location
# Feb 06 2002 at 8:49 AM Rating: Default
Nimh spawns in the area around Witch's dead tree. When I killed him, he was due north of it, but have also heard he can be as far east as the werewolve skulkers. If he's not there when you arrive, kill the mobs in the area.... one of them is a placeholder. He will show up soon enough :)

Nori Ironhead
RE: Nimh's location
# Feb 10 2002 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
nimh is hard to find... have not seen him there or any place on the map.. someday i will but the stone brika drops is better anyway!!
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 30 2002 at 5:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ya right, a 53 druid, so how did you break the cap :P
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 12 2002 at 3:39 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) In EQ to kick that morons **** that's gone now though.
Slitz SoleRight
# Jan 23 2002 at 10:16 AM Rating: Default
The kobold that starts the quest is named Finni and is located in Ft. Atla
posted this quest
# Jan 11 2002 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
30 posts
I'm the one that sent this quest in. I've yet to go back to kill the lil ******. The stats posted by Kidsidious are correct tho. This is definitely not a caster item. I would think it'd be great for a hunter or shadowblade. Mythic should have made this quest anti-healer and shaman cuz there's no way in **** they would use this item but oh well.
# Dec 23 2001 at 8:05 AM Rating: Default
///?? [Reply...] By: getchs,
7 posts Posted @ Wed, Dec 19th 12:45 PM 2001 Score: Decent[3.00] Plus 10 PIE? Why am I thinking this is BS? lol
the Stone from Old Smoke doesn't come close to a +10 item, if this is true.///

It sais ( - ) Minus 10 Piety.
# Dec 23 2001 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
Just killed him with my 24 Skald and no dice...he was pretty easy so i was hoping that the starting level had been changed but noper...ah well now i know where he is =)
Mythendor Torment
# Dec 20 2001 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
Starting npc for this quest is Finni, in Ft Atla.

Reward is Nimh's Curse
27 magic item: jewel slot
-10 piety,
+5 dex,
6% mana
some void resistances
old smoke
# Dec 19 2001 at 8:46 PM Rating: Default
where do i find old smoke?
RE: old smoke
# Feb 04 2002 at 7:04 PM Rating: Default
Probably already found him, or don't care anymore, but he's a named svaewolf packleader near the bloodfelag camp in w. svaeland, near vindsaul. Just follow the road from aud, and go south from the two trunks. Practically same location as Ulga, but be careful, the other pack is adds when you attack Old Smoke.
# Dec 19 2001 at 12:54 PM Rating: Default
The description is right -10 piety ... no way I'm wearing it --- 27 Runemaster
# Dec 19 2001 at 12:45 PM Rating: Default
7 posts
Plus 10 PIE? Why am I thinking this is BS? lol
the Stone from Old Smoke doesn't come close to a +10 item, if this is true.
# Dec 18 2001 at 7:09 PM Rating: Default
The Secret of Nihm... did the rat talk?
# Dec 18 2001 at 6:09 PM Rating: Default
This just isnt very good, especially for level 26. Heck at 16 you can get better, go kill old smoke.
RE: Bah
# Jan 04 2002 at 6:03 PM Rating: Default
Think about it people! This is not a item for pious casters. It's for melee and skalds. As a skald I don't care what my piety is, as charisma decides my casting ability. Melee's don't care about the power bost either, but would love the dex bonus...

Sure thanes, rune/spirit masters and healer types need to look elsewhere. If it was good for everyone, you have a queue of players lined up all the way to Galplen for it.
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