Monstrous Beast  

Start Zone: Vale of Mularn
Start NPC:Vik
Min Level:10
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:Yes
(Average from 8 ratings)
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Last Updated:Thu Jan 24 22:27:14 2008
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

Vik, the Kobold, next to the road with a broken down cart, in a field near Mularn gives you the quest to go find Hrrgyf the named hill cat and retrieve his book "The Yellow Canary." After killing Hrrgyf you get the book in your inventory and when you go back to Vik he gives you a letter to take to Dvalin and give to Brok. The reward is nice experience and cash.

Vik stomps his feet angrily, mumbling under his breath in utter frustration.

Vik says, "The blasted cart has broken, I knew something would go wrong on my [way to Fort Veldon]."

Vik says, "Ja! Fort Veldon! On my way from Vasudheim. Bu' me and my men were attacked by [marauding wild animals]!"

Vik says, "You'd never believe it if I told ya! Huge creatures they were. [Big jaws I tell ya]."

Vik says, "Never seen nothin' like it in my life. Was [the biggest cat] I've seen in my whole life, not to mention it scared off all my men."

Vik says, "Oh ya, made a funny sound it sure did, sounded like [hrrrrrgyyf] it did. Had a friend too, mean old Spat!"

Vik says, "What's that you say? Oh ya! The blasted beast ran off and took my favorite book, [The Yellow Canary]."

You have been given the Monstrous Beast quest.

Vik says, "Fetch it for me and I shall reward ye handsomely.

[Step #2]Find Hrrgyf and the book, The Yellow Canary.

Vik says, "Well well, lookie what you brought me! Ye done well and I thannk thee!"

Vik says, "I must tell ya I'm glad I lefy me money purse behind in Dvalin. Go see [my man Brok] there."

Vik says, "Take this note with ya so ya don't have to explain wha' happened here."

[Step #4] Seek out Brok in Dvalin and deliver Vik's troubling letter.

Brok says, "Well well, what is this?"

Brok says, Thank you for bringing this news from my friend. Seems Vik always runs into trouble when he travels to Mularn. Please, take this, I hope it suits you well."

You are awarded 9 silver and some copper!
You are awarded experience!
You have finished the Monstrous Beast quest.

Hrrgyf is known to wander about, look near Darkness Falls (12812,24648), Vendo caverns and Svadsad Faste.

lvl 10 received 16,896 experience and 11 silver.

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Monstrous Beast
# Sep 10 2006 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
169 posts
I went to 12k, 25k Vale of Mularn zone at night, killed two hill cats, and Hrrgyf spawned within a few seconds.

Level 10 was rewarded 16,896 experience and 11 silver.

Edited, Sep 10th 2006 at 6:36pm EDT by Edselx
Monstrous Beast
# Sep 10 2006 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
169 posts
I went a bit east of the Darkness Falls dungeon entrance at night (13k, 26k Vale of Mularn zone), killed two hill cats, and Hrrgyf spawned a few seconds after.

Level 10 was rewarded 16,896 experience and 11 silver.
Location and time
# May 31 2003 at 8:37 PM Rating: Default
It spawned at 12812,24648 at approxiamately 7h ( use /time)It's near the df entrance and svadsad
RE: Location and time
# Jun 13 2003 at 5:35 PM Rating: Default
seems that this **** cat has more than one location to spawn.
I found him in the mountains behind the DF-Gate, another time I saw him at the mountains at the other side of the sea near the Vendo villages...

If you have this quest you got to search all the mountains round the sea (S of Svasud)

greets, Marblung
# Nov 01 2002 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
This quest is awful. Spent 3 days (game time) tryin to find this darn cat. Never found it and plus this quest doesn't even give an item.
Do not do unless u like having old quests taking up your journal log.
Where is the beast?
# Aug 28 2002 at 9:45 AM Rating: Default
I cannot find it anywhere on Excalibur (1.50).

Your saying its basically just the other side of the mountain to the DF entrance?
# Mar 14 2002 at 3:18 AM Rating: Default
The max lvl for the quest isnt lvl 13. I'm lvl 22 and I still have the quest in my journal.
RE: Darkangel
# Jun 18 2002 at 8:28 PM Rating: Default
Im a 37 berzerker and i just got the quest today =)
RE: Darkangel
# Apr 15 2002 at 10:55 AM Rating: Default
Quests don't mysteriously leave your journal, you have to complete them. And max level for GETTING the quest is different from having it IN your journal.
# Feb 20 2002 at 4:04 PM Rating: Good
Found Hrrgyf at /loc 10190,25113,7960.

Thats west of the vendo camp, on the southwest side of the road that runs northwest to Svasud Faste. That's the left side of the road as you head north, up on the hill face.

I looked in the wrong place for a long time, I was looking in the Mountains EAST of the lake between the two vendo camps, not too far from Ft. Veldon. The correct location is WEST of the lake. There are a LOT of cats, I got 2.5 bubbles just killing cats waiting for Hrrgyf to spawn.

Vik gave me a letter to take to Brok in Dvalin. Got 9 silver plus change, and a little experience, at level 15.

Xoebe, Galahad
RE: Hrrgyf
# Apr 13 2002 at 11:26 AM Rating: Default
Could you possibly be more occluded? West of this..south of's Idea..when ya see a mountain...keep running.

This kinda sorta terms of navigation do not work well. If you cannot/do not/am able to clearly, concisly denote the path needed.......don't "help"
RE: Hrrgyf
# Jul 31 2002 at 8:34 AM Rating: Default
"Could you possibly be more occluded?" What?
This person gave an EXACT /loc, then added information to look on the west side of the lake. The only way they could help you more was to be sitting in your chair.
"Here's an idea..when ya see a mountain...keep running." What?
The whole zone is mountains and valleys. Ya can't swing a dead Hrrgyf without hitting a mountain.
RE: Hrrgyf
# Jul 29 2002 at 5:01 AM Rating: Default
most people are not lazy and do not need exact directions to the directive.
Location of Hrrgyf
# Feb 04 2002 at 4:18 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
The Hillcat is north-north-west of Vik. Just walk west from Vik until the next junction; ther you turn north and follow the road for a while until you see a huge lake. There the road bends to north-west, but you go straight ahead onto the mountain between the lake and the road. You will find quite a few Hillcats (Level 8-10) right at the beginning, that is where also Hrrgyf spawns. The /loc is: 11000,23000!

Hopefully you guys find it now :)

~~~~~~~~~~ Gaikit Get ~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~ Gaikit Get ~~~~~~~~~~
where is spat
# Jan 12 2002 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
if spat is behind haunted hills, where is haunted hills, and how do you use the number coordinates to find a location
RE: where is spat
# Jan 30 2002 at 3:21 PM Rating: Default
the /loc would be great for where Hryygyf is found. Is the Haunted hill, the hill just outside Mularn with the totem on it where undead spawn at night? if so is behind them, mean to the north or the west since both those sides have hills
Mystical Beast Eye
# Jan 11 2002 at 10:50 PM Rating: Default
I just completed the quest with my L11 Spiritmaster, and when I looted Hryygf/whatever, it gave me a 'Mystical Beast Eye' which, when worn in the jewelry slot, increases quickness. Is this new?
RE: Mystical Beast Eye
# Jan 13 2002 at 6:47 PM Rating: Default
No, I got that a couple times while looking hyyrgf. I used one, and sold the others for 7 silver, 59 copper each. It wears off by about level 14 or 15 or so, and it doesn't do anything anymore, or at least for me. Also, I found Hyyrgf in the mountains along the western side of the Lake of Mularn (near Svasud Faste). He's about halfway down, and I believe he is level 10, or at least he was for me.
viks 2nd quest
# Jan 11 2002 at 12:53 AM Rating: Default
does anyone know where spat is located? i have no idea. this is after you have given the letter go brok. you go back and he tells you about spat???????
hilll cat
# Jan 10 2002 at 7:47 AM Rating: Default
i dont hsve this quest but is he spawning there spat spawn in nother website the instructin lead to another place i think but maybe not i dont so good at navigation :)
Wheres the cat
# Jan 07 2002 at 5:39 AM Rating: Default
Can anyone tell me the exact location of Hryygyf. Thanks
spat loc
# Jan 04 2002 at 4:01 PM Rating: Default
I found spat in hills behind haunted hill. I think you have to kill a bunch of the hill cats there then he spawns he was blue to me at level 10.loc is 35326,36865,6856
RE: spat loc
# Jan 08 2002 at 2:32 PM Rating: Default
I found him here as well, but after killing him, I got no tail drop, and now my journal says "step 0" and is blank.

Think the quest might be bugged.
# Jan 03 2002 at 10:39 PM Rating: Default
I also recieved the 2nd part of the quest; to kill Spat. I didn't recieve it right away after returning to Vik after running to Dvalin to give Brok the letter. In fact, I returned to Vik and he wouldn't speak to me at all (stamped his foot). I even tried to give him the whole 'the yellow canery' line, still no luck. I logged out and logged back in the next day (rt) and since I was sitting next to him I clicked on Vik again. This time he was willing to talk and gave me the 2nd quest. No need to say or whisper 'the yellow canery'. I offer no explanation for this, just the info.

On a side note, I have no idea where Spat is located. If anyone has any idea, it would be appreciated if you could post the info.

# Dec 31 2001 at 6:53 PM Rating: Default
has anyone else gotten the followup quest to this in which he wants you to kill Hryygyf's accomplice Spat and bring back his tail? I been around here and heard nobody mention it.
Re: step 2
# Dec 30 2001 at 9:45 AM Rating: Default
I got to step 2 after acepting the quest and then talking to vik again after closing the window about the first part of the quest. He told me about the raid and the cart.
Angry Vik
# Dec 29 2001 at 9:19 PM Rating: Default
Looks like if you kill the cat BEFORE you get the quest (or maybe not fully read Vik's explanations), then you will not get the book. This is ok because at that time you didn't knew that you had to search the corpse for the book. But because the cat is dead now, the book is lost and thats why Vik is angry.
(just theory of course)
# Dec 26 2001 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
As for when Hryygyf appears, it seems that you have to clear out the area of hill cats before he can appear. I ran around the mountains waiting for him for a couple day cycles, then I decided to clear out the hill cats. I killed them all in that area and the next respawn Hryygyf appeared. To test this theory, I cleared out all the hill cats in the same area again, the very next respawn he appeared again. Also, 13 isn't the max lvl for this quest, I started it at 16.
RE: Hryygyf
# Jan 30 2002 at 3:18 PM Rating: Default
Where exactly is this section of mountains? Loc would be great, but a description will do (is the haunted hill, that hill right outside of Mularn with the Totem on it that spawns undead at night? If so is behind them to the west, or north)

Thanks in advance
Loss of Constitution after finishing it
# Dec 06 2001 at 11:33 AM Rating: Default
I completed the Quest, i killed the beast, went back to vik, gave him his book, then received a letter i had to take to a lil merchant in Dvalin, Brok or so i think.
Then, i delivered the paper, but instead of reward the npc got angry (vik also stomped his feet, but i didn't pay much attention to what he said) and i lost some constitution (no idea how much) and hitpoints (8), permanently!!
It was definetely no buff or item causing that.

I'm a Norse female Healer, think it was lvl 12 (Cat was blue to me)
RE: Loss of Constitution after finishing it
# Jan 06 2002 at 6:11 PM Rating: Default
I believe this to be a Healer/shaman thing. I too lost 3 constitution upon returning to Vik. The problem was that my Morra Paw no longer works. If you have one try removing the object, if there is no change in your new constitution then yours no longer works either. For any other Healer/Shaman types, I'd advise against this quest. The reward is minumal anyway.
RE: Loss of Constitution after finishing it
# Dec 06 2001 at 9:49 PM Rating: Default
Just completed the quest myself. Found him near the location listed below. (12261, 26351) Soloed him as a 12th level Shadowblade and won fairly easily. (conned even) Maybe some item you were wearing broke as you were fighting him that caused the loss. I didnt lose anything but time. Only got 9 silver and some copper for my time. Not really worth it.
Step 2
# Nov 14 2001 at 9:36 AM Rating: Default
I think I figured what the problem with this quest is for most people. I got the quest to day by running up to vik and talking to him. Eventually he gave me the quest. However, After you get the quest, Vik still has highlighted text on screen. So, after I got the quest, i continued clicking on the highlighted text. When he was done talking, he had told me about his cart, and the Cat. I'm now on step 2. Hope this helps.

Baergard, 10th Berserker
# Nov 13 2001 at 7:35 PM Rating: Default
Ok I have read all of your comments and i am stuck on the Learn of the raid on viks cart.Apparentley when you tell him the yellow canary he does not respond.If anyone has any knowledge as to how you get on with the quest please post it thank you.
Not Really Worth Doing
# Nov 13 2001 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I just did this quest today and for all the trouble, all I got was about 9silvers and a little exp. Not very good for the amount of time it takes.
RE: Not Really Worth Doing
# Dec 05 2001 at 11:47 PM Rating: Default
You need to do this quest for certain others.. hint hint
RE: Not Really Worth Doing
# Dec 21 2001 at 5:44 PM Rating: Default
Could anybody give a hint at which level this happens? Have seen reports that involves grendelorms, the only type i have seen so far are young grendelorms and the are green-blue now for me lvl 10
# Nov 05 2001 at 5:24 PM Rating: Default
Target Vik and "/whisper the yellow canary" and he'll move you on to step 2.

Oh... and I'm up to #9 in the /appeal queue. haha

# Nov 09 2001 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Gah! You beat me to it. Found the answer on another board, and it's been confirmed by several on that board. Whispering or saying to Vik The Yellow Canary will move you along.

When mothers warn their children that a monster will get them, that monster is me.
appeal... pfft
# Nov 05 2001 at 1:12 PM Rating: Default
I appealed it Friday afternoon. I've put in about 9 hours in-game since then. I've gone from 81st in queue to 31st. Progress I suppose.

I'm the guy from the "stuck on step 1 also" reply earlier. I took a couple friends along to have them test it. One got to step 2 and the other is stuck at step 1 like me. The guy that got to step 2 said he had to talk to him twice.
Stuck on Step 1 too.
# Nov 05 2001 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
My two hunting companions moved to Step 2 right away - I am stuck on Step 1 and Vik won't talk to me. Has anyone send an appeal and got a resolution on this?
Thanks, Auriane Level 10 Skald Midgard on Bedevere
# Nov 04 2001 at 5:44 AM Rating: Default
we all know where the beast spawns, and who gives the quest. SOME of us have an extra step that others seem not to have. Some just go and kill the beast, others must speak to somebody other then Vik to "learn" about the attack on Vik's cart and about Hyrrgf. Then... they can finally kill Hyrrgf and turn in the book.
# Nov 03 2001 at 8:46 AM Rating: Default
I got the quest.

The cat won't just drop the book. I'm stuck trying to get to step #2
stuck on 1st step also
# Nov 02 2001 at 2:37 PM Rating: Default
So I see Vik and talk to him and he gives me the quest. I already have it printed out from DAoC Warcry so I go down and kill Hrrrgyf but my journal says "learn of raid on viks cart and about hrrgyf". So I figured that I missed a step and need to go talk to him. Well every time I click on him I only get the message "Vik stomps his feet angrily, mumbling under his breath in utter frustration." Anyone have any clue what I'm doing wrong? I'd like to get this quest out of my journal.
# Nov 02 2001 at 9:17 AM Rating: Default
How do you release a quest? I have this quest you speak of, but like other have killed the named cat a gazillion times with no book to be found in my inventory. Was wondering how I erase the quest from my journal.
Step 2...
# Nov 01 2001 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
If you've returned The Yellow Canary book to Vik, he has given you a note to give to Brok. Brok is in Dvalin. Give Brok the note and he will give you your reward and complete the quest.

When mothers warn their children that a monster will get them, that monster is me.
RE: Step 2...
# Nov 01 2001 at 9:55 PM Rating: Default
you didnt understand me im on step one, where i have to learn about the raid and hrrgyf.
RE: Step 2...
# Nov 01 2001 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
You're right, I don't understand.

Have you received the quest?

If 'no', and Vik won't talk to you, then you're missing a requirement to get the quest.

If 'yes', then the next step is to kill Hrrgyf.

If you look on the map, hrrgyf can be found on the mountain just west of the southern tip of the lake in the Vale of Mularn. BE CAREFUL as hrrgyf is not the only, nor the meanest, cat on the hill. (See Wargrimm's loc numbers below.)

When mothers warn their children that a monster will get them, that monster is me.
RE: Step 2...
# Nov 01 2001 at 11:42 PM Rating: Default
i talked to vik, i accepted the quest, now in my journal it says "learn of raid on viks cart and about hrrgyf". ive killed hrrgyf several times no book. vik will give me no more details.
RE: Step 2...
# Nov 02 2001 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I don't recall that intermediate step when I did the quest. However, I did kill hrrgyf but didn't find the book in my inventory. It was late, I was tired but I /appeal-ed it anyway. In less than half an hour it was all over. (Somehow, I missed it in my inventory.) The /advice and /appeal commands are there for just this kind of thing.

I wish I was of more help.

When mothers warn their children that a monster will get them, that monster is me.
RE: Step 2...
# Nov 03 2001 at 2:17 PM Rating: Default
when he does his stomp the feet part.. you need to right click on him again and he will give the part you are missing..

step 2
# Oct 31 2001 at 5:45 PM Rating: Default
still can't figure out how to get to step two.
duh West side of lake
# Oct 28 2001 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Ah...nm...realized you have to be over on the WEST side of the lake...not east by vendo camp
Those locs
# Oct 28 2001 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Are those lOCS right? I am looking for Hryygyf cat on the hill due west of haggerfel near the Vendo camp and lake...but that is no where near those locations given...
Stuck on Step 1
# Oct 28 2001 at 1:02 PM Rating: Default
I also am stuck on step two....everyone says to go talk to Viking Karl for the rest of the quest, but neither Vik or Viking Karl will talk to me again...
Spawn Locations
# Oct 28 2001 at 12:49 AM Rating: Default
Vik = 24695,55381 Hryygyf cat= 12261,26351 Cat spawns with other cats on side of moutain with a snowlike outcropping. Yellow con at 12th lvl. Reward is about 9 silver and some xp.

Wargrimm on Bors
stuck on Step 1 of quest
# Oct 27 2001 at 9:04 AM Rating: Default
RE: stuck on Step 1 of quest
# Oct 27 2001 at 9:16 AM Rating: Default
step 1 says learn of the raid on Viks cart and about Hrrgyf...

Who do I see about step 2...

lame :P
# Oct 24 2001 at 4:01 PM Rating: Default
86 posts
Forget about this quest its a huge waste of time, the reward is only 9 silver and about a half bub of exp at level 11, hardly worth the trip to devlin and the time hunting that **** named cat :P

Rucus Foehammer
12 Troll Warrior
RE: lame :P
# Oct 25 2001 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
I have to disagree with your assessment. Doing this quest will open up other, potentially better quests.

In my opinion, every player should do every quest. If you see other people camping a mob you need, just group with them. You'll both get the item you need, so everyone wins.

12 Dwarf healer
Hrrgyf Spawn Loc
# Oct 24 2001 at 12:34 PM Rating: Default
I have always found him WAY up on the hill. You generally cannot see him unless you are on the facing of the hill, about half way up. I have seen him in the same area every time I go by there.
# Oct 24 2001 at 1:12 AM Rating: Default
Be sure that if you are facing the lake (lake to the north) that you climb the hill to your left. Hrrgyf seems to spawn randomly night or day.

- Tupik VoidMouser
# Oct 23 2001 at 2:03 PM Rating: Default
he is usually up during the night time. i believe he is also a part of the warrors quest. but we killed him once for my friend then he spawned about 2 seconds later
# Oct 23 2001 at 1:44 AM Rating: Default
I think I got 11 0r 15 silver out of this one. The cat spawns on the hill at the south end of the lake in the upper part of the vale of mularn. good luck he conned yellow to my 11 zerker. and theres alot of other cats around. thats how you will be able to tell you have the right spawn spot.

Nogg Emptystomach
13 Troll Berserker
RE: spawn
# Oct 23 2001 at 1:52 PM Rating: Default
86 posts
Thanks for the spawn loc, u wouldnt happen to know how often he spawns would ya? I hunted this area for about a half hour and never saw him. Any info on this would be greatly appriciated :)

Rucus Foehammer
11 Troll Warrior
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