Cad Goddeau D (level 30)  

Realm:Hibernia
Start Zone: Lough Gur
Start Location:Innis Carthaig
Start NPC:Chieftess Niamh
Class:
Type:Regular
Related Quests:
  Wug's Jug
  Enchanting Willow
  Reawakening
  Cad Goddeau A (level 15)
  Dying Favor
  Cad Goddeau B (level 20)
  Cad Goddeau C (level 25)
  Last Heir (level 43)
  Last Heir (level 50)
  Last Heir (level 45)
  Last Heir (level 47)
  Magical Branches
  Magic for Torrance
Related Zones:
  Valley of Bri Leith
Min Level:30
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:Yes
Rating:
*****
(Average from 2 ratings)
Related NPCs:
  Chieftess Niamh
  Old Hermit
  Riocard
Last Updated:Fri Oct 27 19:22:07 2006
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

Characters that were created after Patch Version 1.79 do not receive this Epic quest.

Go back to Innis Carthaig and look for Chieftess Niamh in the straw hut. Tell her, "Riocard", and "I walk the path of cad goddeau". She will tell you to seek out Riocard now, same spot where you killed your druid so go back to Bri Leth, loc=17500,15000. She will also give you a Staff of Mental Domination. Now if Riocard con'd purple/red/orange to you, you will need help killing him. If you're high level enough (30+) you could solo him.

Actually killing Riocard solo takes a bit of work since he has druid guard (the female guard aggroes if u attack Riocard and vice versa). The best approach would be to mez her, then nuke Riocard twice, sprint and run away. Riocard will chase you a good distance if you are close to him, but he will always walk back instead of running. Sit down, get some endurance and nuke him several more times while he is walking back to lure him again and eventually finish him off. If you succeed, you should move up to Step 11 of the quest in your journal. If you are having problems killing Riocard, I strongly suggest bringing friends.

Go back to the Old Hermit(in the camp south of Brynach in Bri Leith) and give him Bas' Jewel for your final reward - Mindlord's Crested Cap. Congratulations on finishing such a long quest.

Rewards:
  • Mindlord's Crested Cap -- Mentalist

  • Resonant Gauntlets -- Blademaster

  • Jagged Shield -- Druid

  • Cap of Spring Awakenings -- Valewalker

  • Cap of Autumnal Splendor -- Animist

  • Phantom Hide Vest -- Vampiir

  • Rewards:
      Mindlord's Crested Cap
      Resonant Gauntlets
      Jagged Shield
      Cap of Spring Awakenings
      Cap of Autumnal Splendor
      Phantom Hide Vest

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    Riocard
    # Sep 03 2005 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
    Riocard is at ~17500 15000 in Valley of Bri Leith

    Edited, Sat Sep 3 14:21:40 2005
    reward change?
    # Aug 27 2005 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
    Scholar
    25 posts
    Well I just did this today with my
    Vamp and I got the vest. I dont see
    leggings listed either... too bad I'd
    rather have the shadow points, this
    has dementia.
    Vampiir Reward
    # Dec 19 2004 at 9:22 AM Rating: Excellent
    7 posts
    I just finished this quest with my 30th Vampiir on Gaheris. The reward is:

    Phantom Hide Leggings

    Strength 12
    Dexterity 9
    Shadow Mastery 2
    Piercing 2

    Factor 50
    RE: Vampiir Reward
    # Dec 19 2004 at 10:09 AM Rating: Excellent
    7 posts
    Follow up:

    I killed Riocard, easy by the way conned yellow and was down in 20 seconds, went back to the Old Hermit and gave him Bas' Jewel again and received another reward.

    Phantom Hide Vest

    Constitution 15
    Strength 12
    Hits 20
    Dementia 2

    Factor 60
    Step 11
    # Jul 03 2003 at 8:07 PM Rating: Default
    i killed riocard three times now to get the jewel! and journal also says take the Bas jewel to the old hermit, but i didnt and havent recieved anything.?
    RE: Step 11
    # May 12 2004 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    You wont actually get anything until you give the Bas Jewel back to the old hermit. Thats when u get the reward
    Armband?
    # Jun 29 2003 at 10:33 AM Rating: Default
    I completed the quest and got my hat (VW reward) but what exactly am I supposed to do with this armband?
    RE: Armband?
    # Aug 17 2003 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
    20 posts
    If you want to get rid of your armband, give it to Chieftess Niamh in Innis Carthaig. She will say something about collecting them and give you 70 silver and a few copper for it. You can't sell it otherwise.

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    Shadewood Scarecrow - Valewalker, Tristan
    Ashwind Pain - Reaver, Gallahad
    Sveltt Ironhand - Thane, Merlin
    ____________________________
    Coins Malone - Sneaky Bastige
    Asturias Aurora - Master
    Flamewart Firetongue - Mysticfrog
    Ventagge Wyldfyre - Everlost Pathfinder
    Chaegrin Fury - Berserker
    --Fennin Ro--
    Step 9
    # Sep 20 2002 at 6:13 PM Rating: Default
    I am having trouble with step 9 which reads
    "You have the armband. The hermit spoke of Chief Niamh. Maybe she can help you. Mention Riocard and that you've walked the path of Cad Goddeau."

    I mentioned riocard, and she spit out of bunch of useless stuff. Im having trouble with the path of cad coddeau. I have tried every combination of Cad Goddeau and wallked path of cad goddeau I can think of... none of them get any kinda of response from her.

    If I just right click on here she nothing. I tried to take the jewel back to the hold hermit.. he didn't want it. I have the armband to the Niamh and she gave me 70 copper.

    I'm stuck, can anyone help me?
    RE: Step 9
    # Sep 26 2002 at 10:24 AM Rating: Default
    I'm a lvl 27 druid and I did this part last night right after I killed the Druid. I targeted her and said " Riocard ", she said something (I really don't remember what was said but nothing was in parenthesis). I then said "I walk the path of Cad Goddeau". She then told me to go and find Riocard and gave me the gloves. I hope this helps.
    Step 9
    # Sep 20 2002 at 6:12 PM Rating: Default
    I am having trouble with step 9 which reads
    "You have the armband. The hermit spoke of Chief Niamh. Maybe she can help you. Mention Riocard and that you've walked the path of Cad Goddeau."

    I mentioned riocard, and she spit out of bunch of useless stuff. Im having trouble with the path of cad coddeau. I have tried every combination of Cad Goddeau and wallked path of cad goddeau I can think of... none of them get any kinda of response from her.

    If I just right click on here she nothing. I tried to take the jewel back to the hold hermit.. he didn't want it. I have the armband to the Niamh and she gave me 70 copper.

    I'm stuck, can anyone help me?
    Item
    # Sep 08 2002 at 11:17 PM Rating: Default
    you said u got a staff from her, what do Blademasters or Druids get from her (if anything)
    Emralddruid
    # Aug 10 2002 at 7:38 AM Rating: Default
    Well i'm on the part of the quest and i'm going to get a guildy to help me wish me luck
    Where Old Hermit is hiding?
    # Jun 23 2002 at 4:09 AM Rating: Default
    After I killed Riocard, I returned at Old Hermit's home near Innis Carthaig (the big tree) but he wasn't there. Since I killed the apparishing druid at his home, he didn't return. Does someone know why?

    Mazaam IbnFarquaad
    RE: Where Old Hermit is hiding?
    # Jul 16 2005 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
    12 posts
    My vamp has also got stuck on step 11. After killing Riocard my journal is updated to step 11 and says to return the jewel to the Old Hermit. However, the Old Hermit is not in his home - I have logged in and out, rekilled Riocard etc to no avail. Anyone know how I can get him to appear so that I can get my reward and continue on with the epic? (Thanks)
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    RE: Where Old Hermit is hiding?
    # Jul 28 2005 at 6:52 AM Rating: Decent
    12 posts
    GOA advised that in 1.75 the Old Hermit was moved to a camp south of Brynach in Bri Leith and they are right! Found Blademaster and Old Hermit due south of Brynach.
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    RE: Where Old Hermit is hiding?
    # May 12 2004 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    It sounds like a bug. I just completed this quest, and he was there waiting for me
    RE: Where Old Hermit is hiding?
    # Jun 24 2003 at 1:31 PM Rating: Default
    same problem as this guys could use some help?
    question
    # Jun 11 2002 at 12:49 PM Rating: Default
    I to have a question. I can kill Riocard at 26, but am wondering if I must wait until 30. The journal says nothing about 'gaining more experiance' to go after him.
    allegra
    # Jun 06 2002 at 2:34 PM Rating: Default
    I killed him tiwce at level 30 druid and nothing advanced. Do I have to give him something. I am stuck at step 10. Both times that I did it i was in a group with a 28 nightshade. The second time a 28 bard helped as well. Any hints?
    RE: allegra
    # Apr 14 2004 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
    3 posts
    I killed him first of all with the aid of one of those Siogs, but it wouldn't let me advance by doing that. I found I had to kill him myself to advance.
    RE: allegra
    # May 12 2004 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    You are right. If any of the siogs hit him while you are in combat the quest will not advence. Also, watch out, because it seems he has all the standard Druid buffs as well, which makes it all the harder to kill him solo, even with your pet!You need to hand him the jewel, and at that point he says he doesnt want it, was no friend of Bas, and attacks you. If you dont hand it to him first, the quest wont advance. Good luck and Safe Travels :-)


    Edited, Wed May 12 22:05:52 2004
    RE: allegra
    # Nov 26 2004 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
    5 posts
    YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY, FOR MY TUMMY
    cair
    # Apr 19 2002 at 6:26 AM Rating: Default
    I didnt do any of the first 3 quest and now 39 lvl is it to late for me and if so is there any way i could find nurture +
    finished this quest
    # Apr 10 2002 at 11:53 PM Rating: Default
    Hey gang,

    Im season 28th , percival server im on the last step of this quest, all i have to do is return the armband , however my question is was i suppose to recive any other item from the whole quest besides the green vine necklace ? or are the other items class specific ?

    Grummish OneEye
    RE: finished this quest
    # Apr 24 2002 at 7:53 AM Rating: Decent
    Class specific - each class gets one of the above items.
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