Start Zone: Silvermine Mountains
Start NPC:Old Hermit
Related Quests:
  Wug's Jug
  Enchanting Willow
  Cad Goddeau A (level 15)
  Dying Favor
  Cad Goddeau B (level 20)
  Cad Goddeau D (level 30)
  Cad Goddeau C (level 25)
  Morven's Return
  Magical Branches
Min Level:15
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:No
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Related NPCs:
  Chief Neasan
  Harper Brac
Last Updated:Mon Jul 18 13:32:47 2005
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

Do this after you get the Cad Goddaeu quest.

Go to Innis Carthaig run into the woods just before the city, if you're coming from Connla. Look for the Old Hermit's hut (big tree with a green door and well lit, loc 49100,22375,4851). Don't talk to him yet since he wont speak to you without proof. Look around the woods around his house and you will find a Blademaster (low level mob, not very tough) and kill him. You will receive several items, one of which will be a Necklace of Energy. Now, go to the hermit and give him the plant. He will take a look at it and talk about the reawakening. You will now receive the Reawakening quest on top of your main quest Cad Goddaeu

At this point you should be on Step 4 of Cad Goddaeu and Step 1 of Reawakening.

Ignore the Cad Goddaeu quest for now and go back to Ardagh to speak with Chief Neasan. Right clicking on him will produce nothing helpful, but the quest will continue if you tell him about the reawakening.

Right click on Chief Neasan and say, "what about the old hermit's reawakening?" and follow the conversation he gives. He will send you back to Ardagh to talk to his son, the local harper.

Go to Ardagh, you may find Neasan's son, Harper Brac in front of the big strawhut surrounded by merchants. If you havent already, you can hear the story of Alain Binn but its not necessarry and not part of the epic. Tell him "Tale of Handreas" and follow the conversation for the story of King Handreas and the underlings.

Run into the woods again and talk to the Old Hermit. Tell him, "you must fulfill the vows" to finish the Reawakening quest. You will receive exp, no items. Now go back and continue the Cad Goddeau Quest (you should still be on step 4 and done with the reawakening).

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Harper Brac
# Jul 16 2005 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Harper Brac is now in Ardagh in front of the big strawhut.
# Jul 29 2004 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I'm at the part of the reawakening where I've talked to harper brac and now he tells me to go to the hermit and tell him whatever. But, the problem is, is that every time i try to get into his tree, a druidic spirit comes from inside the tree and kills me. I'm not even safe inside his own home. It's immpossible for me to complete the quest untill much later levels.
Stupid Reawakening
# May 24 2003 at 9:35 AM Rating: Default
I get to step 3 of the reawakening and after I talk to the harper thingy in Innis.. i have to go back and talk to the chief neasan guy... but he wont talk to me. Any suggestions?
# Mar 19 2002 at 4:18 PM Rating: Default
Im a 31 Druid and got the armband from a Druid, but what the hell is it for?, It has no magic properties its just an armband. Now I have killed Riocard and all I have to do is return the bas jewl. So WTF is the arm band for??
Killing Druid Spirit
# Mar 01 2002 at 6:21 AM Rating: Default
Anyone know what you get if you kill the Druid Spirit (The Druid spirit apperas after you hand the Bas' Jewel to Old Hermit the first time?
RE: Killing Druid Spirit
# Mar 19 2002 at 4:20 PM Rating: Default
When I killed the Druid Spirit I did'nt get anything except a few silver pieces.
# Feb 18 2002 at 4:42 PM Rating: Default
I am a 16 lvl Druid, doing this quest, instead of recieving a necklace, i got a lot of experience, money, and a magical ring. I am goning to see if I can finish this quest. I will post it again.

The blademaster was orange to me and I killed him easy, with the help of my pet(links).
# Feb 15 2002 at 4:59 AM Rating: Default
I was told by a friend that Epic's couldn't be completed until Lv30. So I leveled my Lv28 Blademaster to 30 and tried to kill Riocard. Rio conned yellow, the other druids conned green but still hit hard.

I didn't last long. I targetted Riocard and then before I could do anything, a wandering Siabra Seeker con red killed me from behind. Watch out for them, they wander the area a lot.
I grouped up with a lv32 Champ and we killed him with ease. My reward on a long quest was the Resonant Gauntlets, con yellow to me at lv30 and a sweet reward.
Completed Quest
# Jan 25 2002 at 10:49 AM Rating: Default
I finally completed this quest and ended up with some nice items. A RIng of Nature Affinity from step 4. A set of AF 50 scale gauntlets that edd emp. and after killing Riocard and turning in the Bas Jewel to the Old Hermit (must be lvl 30 to do this, I tried at 29 with a group and did not advance to next step in my journal)I received teh jagged Shield (druid only). The shield has great stats, adds emp, and bonuses to regrowth, nurture and nature spec lines.

Overall a great epic quest, nice story line and all. When do Druids get a new epic quest?
RE: Completed Quest
# Jan 31 2002 at 10:26 AM Rating: Default
This must be an added step since the writing of this quest. I too was 29 and killed Riocard several times (thinking they maybe because somebody in my group did the majority of the damage and I didn't get the credit *shrug*), but my journal never updated to tell me to go back to the Old Hermit.

I just hit 30 last night, so I will try this again, and I guess I'll be done until 40. *twiddle thumbs*
RE: Completed Quest
# Jan 25 2002 at 10:50 AM Rating: Default
Forgot to mention I got the guantlets from Chieftess Naimah (sp?) after she told me to kill Riocard
What level...
# Jan 19 2002 at 10:05 AM Rating: Default
I am at the step to get the Bas jewel from Cathbad and he keeps telling me i am not experienced enough. what level can I get the jewel from him? I am now a 22nd Druid.
RE: What level...
# Jan 22 2002 at 8:40 PM Rating: Default
To be able to get the jewel from Cathbad, you must be level 25. This is the epic quest for these classes, they're trying to space it out ;)
# Jan 02 2002 at 6:32 AM Rating: Default
I got the Ring of Nature Affinity from my lvl 15 druid trainer quest (Cad Gaddeau quest). I certainly hope something good comes from all of this work.
Druid Reward
# Dec 15 2001 at 6:47 AM Rating: Default
Step 4 of the quest rewards druids with a Green Vine Necklace. Regrowth 1 and power 3 I beleive
Reawakening Quest
# Dec 10 2001 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
I am a lvl 20 Mentalist and have not received this quest even after killing the blademaster nr. Innis Carthaig. I did not start the Cad Goddeau quest before lvl 20 and now cannot get it. It seems a real shame that a quest for lvls 20-50 will not let you activate it unless you have already started a different quest before reaching lvl 20. If you are anything like me I like to finish the quest i am on so the likelyhood of anyone having completed upto stage 4 of Cad Goddeau quest before they attempt this is really unlikely and should be updated to accept all in the lvl range as posted.
RE: Reawakening Quest
# Jan 24 2002 at 7:03 PM Rating: Default
Killing the blademaster isn't the trigger to the quest, it's a small way into it actually. As a druid I started mine by talking to my trainer who gave me some plant stalk or something so you will probably need to get the first part of the quest from your trainer if you haven't already.
And yes the Mentalist quest is the same as the Druid & Blademaster.
RE: Reawakening Quest
# Dec 14 2001 at 4:05 PM Rating: Default
I am a level 20 eldritch and have completed the cad Goddeau quest. When I killed the blademaster twice, all he dropped was coins. Maybe this quest is not available to caster types (Eldritches, Mentalists, Enchanters.)
Druids step 8
# Dec 07 2001 at 3:31 AM Rating: Default
well i am up to step 8 and i am a lvl 25 druid and i have killed the druids enough times to be hostel now and still did not get armband. What am i doing wrong? I tryed killing one right next to Riocard and that is when i went hostile and the killed me. and i have the jewel in the vault. Do i need it on me i dont know. plz help if it is a lvl thing thats fine but dman they are blue how much easyer could they be? Thx.
Riocard isnt cooperating
# Nov 28 2001 at 12:20 AM Rating: Default
I was up to level 10 which ws finding Riocard. I am a 28 Blademaster grouped with a 28 Druid ( a quest for both of us ). We also had a Warden and Nightshade as backup. We grouped, pulled Riocard and killed him w/bodyguard. No change in quest. Regrouped just me and Druid since we were the only ones on quest. Other 2 wee backup for adds on Druids. Kill Riocard again and nothing. Now no group. we go individually. I approach Riocard and he yells something about choosing the path and calls me blademaster ( specific to me ). Kill Riocard myself, with just heals from Druid. Again nothing. What is the deal? The directions say seek out Riocard and about killing him is hard below 30. No other hints. We apprached him and tried talking and he didn't say much back except " he just strares at you ". We got agrod from other druids and killed them. Nothing. What are we missing? We have killed him enough now where he is always aggresive to us and cant get close now. Help please!!!!!!! Is this a bug? Is there another step. Quest log says only seek out Riocard.
RE: Riocard isnt cooperating
# Nov 30 2001 at 9:36 AM Rating: Default
I think you need to be lvl 30+ for this part of the quest.
I try at lvl 28 and no change in quest too. I try again at lvl 30 and it work.

Just be patient.
# Nov 27 2001 at 2:11 AM Rating: Default
I'm sooo glad they finally updated this quest, and such a complete guide now :) Kuddos guys. Now who has the info on the Druid reward(s) for this quest? Not that the Mentalist stuff doesn't rock, but something usable by me would be nice of course.
# Nov 26 2001 at 8:55 AM Rating: Default
Ive been given this task as a level 16 blademaster form what i can gather i have no hope of accomplishing it untill 30+. WTF is up with that? Why give a quest you cant finish for 14-15 levels or at least 26-28 with a full group. In addition from what ive seen posted you dont even get a blademaster type item much less something relavent to a level 26+. What's the story another eq waste of a quest or what?
RE: Why
# Nov 27 2001 at 2:07 AM Rating: Default
Um... It's an EPIC Quest... Pickup a dictionary and find the the word EPIC (it's in the section with all the other E words) - What am I thinking - there is probably no dictionaries in that Wal Mart where you bought the game so I will /assist you my hot headed friend... ep·ic [éppik ] noun -- 1. a long series of events characterized by adventures or struggle 2. very large or heroic: impressive by virtue of greatness of size, scope, or heroism.

If you don't like it - go power-game with your l88t friends, Quests aren't required to play... God I hope your not on an my RP server...
RE: Why
# Nov 28 2001 at 4:22 AM Rating: Decent
He asks a valid question. Why do you feel the need to attack him personally? If its an epic quest fine, save giving it till your at least high enough to accomplish with a group. While you have a dictionary handy you might want to look up class or courtesy. You will find both with all the other C words.
# Nov 20 2001 at 1:16 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I tried killing Riocard at 26, 27, and now 28, and still dont get any change in my journal. So don't waste a trip if you arent at least 29, and probably 30. He cons even to me generally at 28.

28th Firbolg Blademaster
# Nov 17 2001 at 2:06 PM Rating: Good
3 posts
I am stuck though, do i need to be higher then 16th to get druid in house by sabria's to talk. I was with a 21st character and he got druid to talk. I hear you have to be 20th to finish this.
# Nov 14 2001 at 5:04 AM Rating: Default
even if you bring friends it doesnt help. we did it tonight when he was orange to me (26) and he didn't give anything or move on the quest. you have to be 30 to continue i believe.
# Nov 13 2001 at 9:36 PM Rating: Default
Now THAT is a complete quest description!!!

Wish I were a mentalist
RE: congratulations!
# Nov 14 2001 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
This is not just for Mentalists. It is for all Path of Harmony classes.
Ildera Sedai
48th Druid
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