Darkwood Plans  

Start Zone: Abandoned Mines (Mid)
Start NPC:Tomayas
Catacombs expansion Required
Avg. Time:30 minutes
Min Level:21
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:Yes
Related NPCs:
  Miner Elgar
  Overseer Galdar
Related Items:
  Darkwood Bandit Cloak
  Deployment Documents
  Note for Overseer Galdar
Last Updated:Thu Sep 20 04:10:42 2007
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

(Lower level 20 characters may want to bring a friend or two with them for this quest)

Brief walkthrough:
1) Speak with Tomayas at loc=23934,23328 Abandoned Mines.
2) Find a silver veins in the Abandoned Mines and /search the area for the miners. There are 3 veins, one is at loc=29885,37350 Abandoned Mines (another is at loc=30036,33434 just off East Track 4), you will need to jump off the cart track to get there.
3) When you /search there Miner Elgar will appear, speak with him.
4) Put on the cloak Miner Elgar gave you and head to loc=5469,39258 Abandoned Mines and speak with Hian.
5) Give the note Hian gave you to Overseer Galdar, he is at loc=6784,40515 Abandoned Mines.
6) Kill Overseer Galdar when he attacks you.
7) Go back to Tomayas and hand him the deployment documents and cloak you got from Overseer Galdar.
8) Continue to speak with Tomayas for your reward.

lvl 49 Thane received reward Cloak of the Kobold Ally, 98 silver and 1,651,480 experience.

Dialog from the quest:
Speak with Tomayas at loc=23934,23328,19229 dir=129 Abandoned Mines.

Tomayas says, "Greetings Thane. If you are looking for ways to aid us in our struggles, I may have something for you. I am not sure if you are [aware] of the Abandoned Mines or not."

Tomayas says, "Greetings Thane. I am glad to see [fresh faces] down here. We are needing some help with a gnoll problem."

Tomayas says, "This area is actually a series of mines. I won't go in to the history of the mines right now. What I need you to do is too important to spend time telling you such a drawn out story. If you want to find out the history of the mines, you can go speak to Sarja. She is just down the spiral pathway. Recently we sent some [miners] deeper into the mine to quarry stone. We need the stone to keep the walls in the Frontlines repaired."

Tomayas says, "The miners have not returned. Will you search the mine and see what happened to them?"

Will you aid Tomayas and search for the missing miners? [Level 21]
You have been given the Darkwood Plans quest.

Tomayas says, "The miners were to bring stone from around a silver vein. There are three veins in the mines. I am not sure which one they were at. Please go deeper into the mines, find the silver vein they were at, and search for any clues. One of the veins is just off East Track Three. Another is off of East Track One. As for the third, I am not quite sure how to get to it."

[Step #1] Find the silver veins in the Abandoned Mines and /search the area for the miners. The veins are in the East Mine. One is off the East Track One. Take the south tunnel off of the track. Another is off East Track Three. The Third is unknown.
  • One vein I found was at loc=29885,37350,16831 dir=261 Abandoned Mines, you will need to jump off the cart track to get there (Another location is loc=30036,33434,16828 just off East Track 4). When you /search there Miner Elgar will appear, speak with him.

  • A small looking kobold steps out from behind some debris.

    [Step #2] Speak with Miner Elgar and find out what happened to the rest of the missing mining constingent.

    Miner Elgar says, "Eveyone knew these mines were dangerous, what with the cave in when the mines were first open. Now there are these [bandits] to deal with."

    Miner Elgar says, "They call themselves the Darkwood Bandits. They attacked us and killed most of the other miners. I was able to hide from them. I managed to grab this cloak off one of them that we killed. I am sure that the elders would find any information about the bandits useful. Take this cloak and see if you can infiltrate their base of operations."

    You receive a Darkwood Bandit Cloak from Miner Elgar.

    [Step #3] Wear the bandit cloak and infiltrate their encampment. It is just off of West Track Three, take the tunnel to the west. Find the bandit leader Hian.
  • Hian is at loc=5469,39258,17620 dir=79 Abandoned Mines.

  • Hian says, "You must be a new recruit come from Jordheim. It's good to see fresh faces. What have you [heard] of us that made you want to join our ranks?"

    Hian says, "Ah, so you joined us because you heard of the riches that were to be had down here. Well, let me tell you, that there is no lack of gems and precious metals in the mines. It's just a matter of beating the kobolds to them, but it's not that [hard] to do."

    [Step #3 con't] Speak with Hian to see what information you can gather from him about the bandits.

    Hian says, "As a matter of fact, it's very easy to get rich down here compared to the way it was up in Myrkwood. You see, I used to live up in Jordheim, but due to some unfortunate circumstances beyond my control, I had to leave. So, I headed to Myrkwood and formed the [organization] you see here"

    Hian says, "Yes, we lived in Myrkwood for the longest time ambushing the unwary traveler, hunting for our food. It was all good and well, rather easy living. Then we found these mines. Everything was ripe for the picking, so we picked away. Eventually we discovered the Burial Chambers under Jordheim, I currently have half of our force [assigned] over there"

    Hian says, "Here, take this letter over to Galdar. He takes care of all the assignments of new recruits. You can find him down the tunnel here to the south checking out a couple barrels of supplies."

    You receive a Note for Overseer Galdar from Hian!

    [Step #4] Head down the south tunnel and find Overseer Galdar. Hand him the note Hian gave you.
  • Overseer Galdar is at loc=6784,40515,17630 dir=95 Abandoned Mines.

  • Overseer Galdar says, "Hian sent you did he? What can I do for you?"

    [Step #4 con't] Ask Overseer Galdar if he has any [assignments] for you.
  • If you are level 21 you better have a friend or two with you, after this click Overseer Galdar will attack you.

  • Overseer Galdar says, "So you are a [new recruit]. Give me a second to check some of my paperwork."

    Overseer Galdar says, "There are no new recruits scheduled to come in today. That means only one thing. You must be a spy."

    Overseer Galdar attacks you and misses!

    As a last act of defiance, Overseer Galdar tears the cloak from around your neck and throws it to the ground. As he dies, you pick up the tattered cloak for safekeeping.

    You receive a Deployment Documents from Overseer Galdar!
    You receive a Tattered Darkwood Bandit Cloak from Overseer Galdar!

    Overseer Galdar dies!

    [Step #5] Return to Tomayas near the Abandoned Mines entrance to the Kobold Undercity. Hand him the deployment documents.

    Tomayas says, "This is interesting. You have obtained the deployment orders for the bandits. They are much more organized than we had thought. I see you also have obtained some of their cloaks. Could we have those as well?"

    [Step #5 con't] Hand the Tattered Darkwood Bandit Cloak to Tomayas.

    Tomayas says, "You have done us a great service (name). The information you have brought us will aid us greatly. Take this small reward as a token of our appreciation."

    You receive the Cloak of the Kobold Ally from Tomayas!
    You are awarded 1,651,480 experience!
    You are awarded 98 silver and some copper!
    You have finished the Darkwood Plans quest.

    (reward, coin and experience was earned by a level 49)

  • Cloak of the Kobold Ally -- Thane

  • Reward:
      Cloak of the Kobold Ally

    Post Comment
    Another Vein /loc
    # Dec 18 2005 at 7:10 AM Rating: Excellent
    Found another Silver Vein at /loc 30036,33434,16828 just off East Track 4. I /search and he popped.
    RE: darkwood aggro
    # Sep 11 2005 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
    "after killing Overseer Galdar the darkwood are aggro to me with mantle on too.It's hard to come back to Tomayas alive"

    I had probs w/ them being aggro too. Took the cloak off and put it back on and was golden.
    Finding Elgar
    # Jul 28 2005 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
    You can keep searching over and over again at any of the spots to force Elgar to pop.
    darkwood aggro
    # Jul 08 2005 at 7:20 AM Rating: Decent
    after killing Overseer Galdar the darkwood are aggro to me with mantle on too.It's hard to come back to Tomayas alive
    Silver Vein
    # Jan 27 2005 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
    83 posts
    I found a Silver Vein at 31026, 29810.

    It is in the center of the interior area of the east mine tracks. I had to climb down 3 ladders to get to it. I don't know if there is a better way to find it or not.

    At this spot and the one mentioned above, I did not find what I was looking for.

    I guess I have to find the 3rd spot.

    RE: Silver Vein
    # Jan 27 2005 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
    83 posts
    Found the 3rd Silver Vein at 30412, 33453 - to the east off of East Track Four.

    I had to search several times at each spot to finally get Miner Elgar to appear.

    cant find tomayas
    # Dec 18 2004 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
    Ive looked all over for this guy hian can anyone help not real good with /loc

    Edited, Sun Dec 26 21:39:41 2004
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