Cloak of Shades  

Submitted by:Kenirk Lawam
Realm:Albion
Start Zone: Camelot Hills
Start NPC:Meran the Weaver
Class:
Type:Regular
Related Zones:
  Black Mountains North
  Black Mountains South
  Campacorentin Forest
  Salisbury Plains
Min Level:11
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:Yes
Rating:
*****
(Average from 7 ratings)
Related NPCs:
  Aldous Wynedd
  Black Dog
  Boulderling
  Brownie Nomad
  Dryad
  Gray Warg
  Grumoz Demon (Alb)
  Laridia the Minstrel
  Red Adder
  Red Dwarf Chief
  Thrurin the Dyemaster
  Wild Boar
  Will o' Wisp
Related Items:
  Glowing Snake Skin
  Pristine Boars Hide
  Horn of Drinking
  Black Rocks
Last Updated:Thu Feb 16 14:44:52 2006
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

Per Patch 1.82:
- Meran the Weaver now advises players on step 3 of the Cloak of Shades Part 1 quest to search for Brownie Nomads in Salisbury Plains rather than Camp Forest.

- Players will now be asked to kill more level appropriate monsters for the Cloak of Shades Part 1 quest.



Part 1 and 2

Steps:
1. Talk to the minstrel in Cotswold Village - her name is Laridia the Minstrel (sometimes you can start at step 2)

2. Talk to seamstress in Prydwen Keep - her name is Meran the Weaver and she is located along the back wall. She tells you she needs components for the Cloak of Shades. The components are found on a red adder,and a will o wisp; or a wild boar and a brownie nomad, both found in the plains. Also may ask to kill a black dog.

3.
a. Kill a red adder (glowing snake skin) which are commonly found in Salisbury Plains. My best advice is to hunt for a red adder near West Downs because you will have to take a horse ride to the next step.

b. Kill a will o wisp which is located in Campocertin Forest. A good place to find these mobs is just east of Caer Ulfwych.

c. Wild Boar (Pristine Boars Hide) -- Plains; Brownie Nomad (Sinew) -- Camp Forest or Plains; and Black Dog -- West Downs.

5. After acquiring the components return them to Meran the Weaver in Prydwen Keep - a horse ride is the quickest way. She will send you to see Dyemaster Thrurin. Thrurin wanders the woods along the road that connects Camelot to Ludlow. He can be hard to find sometimes and you need to check both sides of the road. Talk to Thrurin. He also needs components - a container and some dye. The container is found on a Dryad.

6. Kill a Dryad which can be found in the North Black Mountains or Campacorentin Forest. Dryads in the North Black Mountains can be found in the woods surrounding Snowdonia Station. Return the container to Thrurin and he will tell you how he lost the dye to a thief.

6. Kill the red dwarf chief and recover the horn of drinking. He can be found in the valley below the bull carved into the hill. From Ludlow, cross the double bridge and immediately turn east (right). As long as you stay right of the hills and left of the water, you can't miss the dwarves. I avoided everyone and picked off the chief and a matron (yellow and blue to me at 11). Return the horn to Thrurin and he will tell you how he lost the dye to a thief. You may be asked to kill a Gray Warg. Gray Wargs can be found in the north black mountains directly west of snow station at loc 19637, 33996


7. Kill Aldous Wynedd, which is a named bandit found in the South Black Mountains. He is located on top of the hill to the east of Ludlow. The hill seems to be too high to climb but it is not. Aldous hangs out with several other named thief-types and attacking him will draw some attention from the others so be careful or have a group.

8. Return the dye to Thrurin and he will send you after some black rocks from a boulderling.

9. Go kill a boulderling or a Grumoz Demon in Camelot Hills and return to Thrurin.
(another variation someone was given: step 9 kill a black dog in sailsbury plains for patch of fur.)

10. Talk to Meran, give her the components and you will receive the Cloak of Shades.

(There are actually 13 steps to this damn quest. It took me forever and I'm a minstrel! If you want the item as a scout or infiltrator, take a minstrel or theurgist with you for the run buff. The quest will take at least an hour.)

Reward:
  Cloak of Shades

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error
# May 23 2003 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
the quest has a direction wrong... Aldous Wynedd isn't EAST of ludlow he's NORTH... the bestiary has that correctly, very frustrating
Nice cloak
# Mar 25 2003 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Not bad if you're looking for some free gear to add to stealth. Not to mentioned it's dyed dark, which looks kinda cool. Quest is LONG though, very long. The steps to kill unnamed MOBs seem to vary a bit, possibly just randomly.

If you're an inf, and auto-training your stealth, this will help you out a bit, although it's going to take a while as others have mentioned.
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Changed or differs by class?
# Feb 03 2003 at 6:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Steps:
1. Talk to the minstrel in Cotswold Village - her name is Laridia the Minstrel (Couldn't skip this one)
2. Talk to seamstress in Prydwen Keep - her name is Meran the Weaver and she is located along the back wall. She tells you she needs components for the Cloak of Shades. The components are found on a wild boar and a brownie nomad, both found in the plains.
3. Kill the Wild Boar (Pristine Boars Hide) -- Plains and Brownie Nomad (Sinew) Salisbury Plains
4. After acquiring the components return them to Meran the Weaver in Prydwen Keep - a horse ride is the quickest way. She will send you to see her husband Dyemaster Thrurin. Thrurin wanders the woods along the road that connects Camelot hills to Black Mountains South. He can be hard to find sometimes and you need to check both sides of the road. Talk to Thrurin. He also needs components - a container, dye and dry powder. He askes for them one at a time though.
5. The container he asks for is a Gray Worg Fang. Gray Wargs can be found in the north black mountains directly west of snow station at loc 19637, 33996. Give the fang to Thrurin and he will tell you how he lost the dye to a thief.
6. Kill Aldous Wynedd, which is a named bandit found in the South Black Mountains. He is located on top of the hill to the east of Ludlow. The hill seems to be too high to climb but it is not. Aldous hangs out with several other named thief-types and attacking him will draw some attention from the others so be careful or have a group.
7. Return the dye to Thrurin and he will send you after a patch of black fur from a Black Dog in Salisbury Plains.
8. Go kill a Black dog, return the fur the Thrurin and you will receive a flask of dye.
Return to Prydwen Keep, give the dye to Meran and you will receive the Cloak of Shades.
(Be prepared for a lot of running!)

14 Infiltrator
Quest has changed
# Jan 21 2003 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
The quest has changed. I was told to get the cloth from an undead druid and the thread from a bloated spider. Thats all Ive done so far so I will try to update when I have more info.
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RE: Quest has changed
# Feb 10 2006 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I got the undead druid and the bloated spider too. The problem I have is they upgraded all the mobs and are still sending L11 & L12 into the forest to get L20 bloated spiders...kinda screwed up!
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 16 2002 at 8:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) seen both npc's and neither will give me the quest,im a 16 infil now and have tryed ever lvl since 11 is there a quest i must to before?
Laridia
# Sep 02 2002 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
Laridia stands outside at the right side of the South east building in cotswold.
RE: Laridia
# Feb 03 2003 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
OMG! I looked for this person about three times before I found her after looking at your post! I never thought to look in hidden corners! Thanks for the post!
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Dragons of Avalon
44th Season Cleric
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Dragons of Avalon
15th Season Minstrel
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RE: Laridia
# Sep 03 2002 at 1:49 PM Rating: Default
I just clicked her name above to find out where she was.
rare grumoz?
# Aug 17 2002 at 9:06 PM Rating: Default
I had trouble finding a grumoz demon also. Finally one popped up right in front and to the right of the DF portal/entrance. I waited for like an hour one time and I got everything but the grumoz. I tried again and at a different time and he was right there.

BTW the grumoz demon spawned for on the opposite side of the other larger one, with the name starting with an F.

GL.

Lemmy - Lancelot
grumoz
# Aug 16 2002 at 7:37 AM Rating: Default
I have the same problem, where are the grumoz demons at?
...?
# Aug 13 2002 at 9:32 PM Rating: Default
ive been by darkness falls numerous times looking for the grumoz demon, but the only thing i ever see there are manez demons, and killing those hasn't worked, is there another place where they spawn?
lots of chiefs
# Aug 13 2002 at 8:22 AM Rating: Default
ive found red dwarf chief a plenty, after you cross the bridge to black mountains south head right and youll find a dwarf camp, the chief spawns every couple minutes here
Gray Warg
# Aug 10 2002 at 6:19 PM Rating: Default
just for reference guys, gray wargs can be found in the north black mountains directly west of snow station at loc 19637 33996 4312

took me about an hour or two to find them so i dont want anyone else to go through that

Klavar - Infiltrator - Igraine and Andred
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 07 2002 at 4:11 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hoho i know a scout named jiggs - albion (divine assassins and it took 2 days playing and over 4 hours of waiting here and there for the chief to spawn, and when i went there he was allready there. Just goes to show that good wins over evil every .. blah blah blah , yadda yadda yadda ... yawn... :(
Gray Worg is in Midgard?
# Jul 30 2002 at 11:53 PM Rating: Default
hail all,

i finished the first part no problem. then the dye master asked me to kill a gray worg, according to the bestiary these are in midgard. says in black mountains north, but did not see any. any one know where i can find one of these
RE: Gray Worg is in Midgard?
# Jul 31 2002 at 1:26 PM Rating: Default
gray wArg, big difference...
Dryads, still
# Jul 26 2002 at 5:36 PM Rating: Default
Dunno why the dryad part is stricken out, but I just got the dryad container part of the quest...
couple minor things
# Jun 21 2002 at 4:23 AM Rating: Default
for the last part, I had to kill a Grumoz demon outside of darkness falls and bring back Soot, also when I killed Aldous Wynedd. he was standing next to whom I assume is his wife =P and there was another guy wandering around, blue at 11, and Aldous and his wife were 11, I was able to sneak behind him and pull him while the blue guy was wandering, and got Aldous solo and killed him easily. just a little insight. Also for the Brownie Nomad, I killed one in Salisbury, took about 15 minutes of killing grassrunners before I saw one pop.

Jarak Mase - Infiltrator - Lancelot
Bring A friend
# Jun 20 2002 at 12:14 AM Rating: Default
Will O'Wisp killed my Scout at lvl 11, and ive got all yellow gear and was using decent arrows. Make sure you bring a friend if you want to kill one at lvl 11.
problem with chief dwarf
# Jun 11 2002 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
can t find this dwarf chief too. The first time I came I saw him,he killed ma because a I am an infiltrator and I have problem with add. I release and cant find him anymore
Help - Kill a Brownie in Camp Forest??
# May 28 2002 at 9:24 AM Rating: Default
Hello all, I have been asked to kill a Brownie Nomad - no big deal right - well, it wants me to do it in Camp. Forest. I have never seen a nomad in Camp. Forest. I ran around like a moron last night for about an hour lookin for one. Will-o-wisp, sprigs, etc - no problem - but no Brownie Nomad. Anyone have a hint or loc???
RE: Help - Kill a Brownie in Camp Forest??
# Jun 14 2002 at 5:47 PM Rating: Default
Just kill the first one you see.. it doesn't matter where they are you still get what you need.
cloak
# May 22 2002 at 12:51 PM Rating: Default
Mine is about the same as one persons, but different. It's obviously random. I've almost finished it, Black Dogs fur being the last part to get, to make the powder. I'm a lvl 12 Minstrel. Fun quest:D Not that I'll bother wearing the cloak anyway until I start RvR, have a better one on right now from a different quest.
RED DWARF C HIEF
# May 14 2002 at 9:58 AM Rating: Default
I waited 2 hrs and the dwarf chief didnt show. Is this quest bugged or what??? why put such a long spawn time on him??? I dont pay money to sit there for hours waiting for some pesky dwarf to show up, it sucks BIG time. And yeah I killed everything in that camp 10-20 times over and he still didnt show.
****** Off Scout
Excalibur
Where is Thrurin?
# May 12 2002 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't seem to find Dyemaster Thrurin. Can someone please tell me where he is? Thanks,
SAIB
RE: Where is Thrurin?
# Feb 03 2003 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
When you are on your way to Ludlow from Camelot Hills look back away from the road - in the woods - pretty close to where the zone is the Black Moutains. That is where I found him at 298, 9452. It took me forever to find him though! I am wishing I never began this quest! It pretty much has sucked so far :(
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Dragons of Avalon
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RE: Where is Thrurin?
# May 19 2002 at 8:17 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
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found him at 144,9509 in camelot hills on the way to ludlow(or from ludlow depending on which direction you are going). other side of ludlow right of road if going via the north camelot entrance,just as you zone into camelot hills from south black mountains.
RE: Where is Thrurin?
# May 20 2002 at 3:42 PM Rating: Default
Actually he roams somewhat, so he does appear on BOTH sides of the road...
Alternate steps
# May 10 2002 at 8:28 AM Rating: Default
This quest has been set up to be very different from all others. There are about 8 different versions that I have now heard.

Mine sent me to Salsbury Plains against an Undead Druid (near West Downs) for cloth and to Camp Forest against a Bloated Spider (near Caer Ulfwich, head NE) for thread.

Thrurin then sent me to kill a Dryad in Black Mountains North (just south along the road from Snowdonia Station) for the container.

After getting the liquid from the named bandit near Ludlow, I was sent to Camelot Hills for some soot from a Grumoz Demon (in the broken tower just north of the bridge. Also known as the entrance to Darkness Falls).

Clearly these steps don't match the ones above. So I asked a pair of my friends that have done this quest and they each got still other orders. It appears that each step is randomly selected, so you may get any combination of these.

Samule Christian
Scout of the Kings Dragons
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Red Dwarf Chief
# Apr 09 2002 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
I had to kill every dwarf in the red dwarf bandit camp 3 times to make the Red Dwarf Chief appear. Also, don't make the mistake I saw another character make when killing the bandits in the camp. Don't attack the shaman. The Shaman is purple to me at 11th level, and I believe is involved in a 20th level armsman quest.
Black Dogs and Snakes
# Apr 08 2002 at 10:28 AM Rating: Default
To follow up my April 7th post, I am weak minded and simple (or maybe just tenacious)....I did not run away to find another dog. Instead, I came to this web sight and discovered that they are here somewhere.
Turns out it is a night time thing. After 21:00 hours (/time) they can be found in the rings. I found mine just south over the hill from West Downs in a Fidith Ring (sp). From all the "sightings" I was gettin earlier when I was askin around, I would guess these Black Dogs appear at most of the rings and mounds at night. Suggest when yer out gettin the Red Alder Snake (found mine just north of West Downs) that ye stick around in the evening fer the dog (need the patch o black fur). Was Yellow to me just before me 13th birthday, but it fell quickly and did not bring along any friends. Ye can easisly run back to the West Downs if ye get ganged up on. Have not put all the pieces together, so I don't know if it were werth it all, but this info would have saved me about three hours (I admit that I am a bit slow to be startin wit) Good Luck.
RE: Black Dogs and Snakes
# May 14 2002 at 1:46 PM Rating: Default
K. The Black Dogs spawn in a cpl locations. They spawn at Night across from West Downs at the Druid ring there. Another spot is the Closest Tombraider Camp to Camelot (the one by the slavers). The ones at the Tombraider camps usually only spawn during the day.
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