Weakened Bonds  

Realm:Albion
Start Zone: Camelot
Start NPC:Librarian Pelan
Class:All
Type:Regular
Avg. Time:45min
Related Zones:
  Camelot Hills
  Salisbury Plains
Min Level:27
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:Yes
Rating:
*****
(Average from 3 ratings)
Related NPCs:
  Archdruid Glasan
  Berik Liglim
  Giant Skeleton
  Gral Bermorn
  Scout Dherin
Related Items:
  Darkenstone
  Gem Staff Shard
  Druid Circle Instructions
Last Updated:Thu Oct 23 17:53:20 2008
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

Per Patch 1.60:
- Weakened Bonds: Players should now find that Archdruid Glasan is once again spawning.

Per Patch 1.70:
- Necromancers may use the ley crystals while in shadeform.


At the academy, Librarian Pelan gives this quest, it ends up when you kill the ArchDruid Gasan in Salisbury plains.

You may have to /whisper Gem Staff to get this quest. Also see below under helpful hints.

This is what I had to do: Pelan (2nd floor on building just north of the patio at the academy) Sends you to speak with Scout Dherin (atop the watch tower just south of Castle Sauvage)(New Frontiers he can be found inside the entrance of the tower located east of Gronyr's Farm. Approx. 39k,32k, Camelot Hills.) who in turn sends you to speak with Gral Bermorn (atop the tower in C. Ulfwych) who sends you in several errands that culminate in the final fight with Archdruid Gasan.

"The Darkenstone is taken from one of the Giant Skeletons in the circle at 57k,57k. If lost or damaged, another can be obtained by returning and taking another from the Giant Skeletons."

You visit the major circles in a clockwise manner around sals plains. The first one is the one where the large skeletons spawn at night, as you travel along the river to the broken bridge.

The minor circle I used was the one just south of west downs.

From the first major circle go west to the next one, west to the next one again, west to the next one again. north to the next one, north-eastish to the next one and then finaly southish to the next. They are very easy to spot.

Then go to stonehenge for the last step and use the darkenstone. Archdruid Glasan will spawn at a smaller circle of stones, just north of the centre of stonehenge.

There are the 7 circles listed in order that you must visit and activate the well using the ley crystal along with their respective locs.
1. Beartaine: 55k,44k
2. Midsummer: 46k,46k
3. Lughnasadu: 22k,45k
4. Mabon: 12k,45k
5. Yule: 12k,28k
6. Imblog: 54k,12k
7. Ostara: 54k,28k

To use the Darkenstone, equip it in the hot bar, then press E (or your use button) and then click on the stone. Ley stones are used in the same manner.

I received 8,322,552 xp and 60 silver and some copper besides Ley Infused Belt of ......

Useful hints:
After reading some of the posts on this site, I thought I'd try out the quest. I saw that Pelan would not give the quest to another Friar (Lv 28 Friar myself), but thought to try it anyway. I found him but he would not give me the time of day, let alone the quest. :(

However, I ended up moving closer to him and in the corner by the bookcases I got a message saying I had "Entered the Library"...on a whim I asked again and it worked!

So...if he does not give you the quest, try moving around in the area you find him in until you get the "enter library" message and hope for the best! Good luck!

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Dialog from quest- submitted by: bethany

Gral Bermorn says, "Within Salisbury there exist eleven druid circles, eight major, three minor, and the axis circle where you obtained the darkenstone. Of the three minor circles, one lay in the south and two in the north. All others can be considered major including Stonehenge itself. If a darkenstone is taken into any of these circles, the holder will be made aware if it is major or minor. Each of the minor circles can be instructed to offer up a ley crystal by using the darkenstone. It will be the ley crystal that will allow you to [ switch ] the wells on."

Gral Bermorn says, "As the last rays of light fade from Salisbury, travel to each major druid ring and make use of your crystal. The crystal will be crushed in the process and will activate the ring's well. As Morgana's power has hold of the tombs below these rings, I am unsure what the mix of necromantic power and ley energy will have upon you and the circle itself. Be prepared for anything! If you find yourself without a ley crystal return to a minor circle and use the darkenstone to gain another. If you are foolish enough to lose your darkenstone, you may return to the [ axis circle ] and kill a skeleton to obtain another.

Gral Bermorn says, "All seven of the wells can only be activated using darkness. If dawn arrives and you have not visited all seven you must wait till the next night to complete the ritual. When you have established the alignment of these ley lines, travel to the heart of Stonehenge and use your darkenstone for the final time. Upon the stone's destruction the bonds that tie the portal close should ignite and allow it to be [ opened from the other side ]."

Gral Bermorn says, "You must be ready for Glasan at this point. When the arch druid arrives, you will have little time to attack him, as his power will grow quickly. If you are successful in slaying him, the staff should shatter on its own. Any shards left from the battle must be returned to me! Here, take these instructions to aid you. Good luck to thee Theurgist."

lvl 35 received 8,322,552 experience and 60 silver

Rewards:
  Ley Infused Belt of Suppression
  Ley Infused Belt of the Chaste
  Ley Infused Belt of Vigor
  Ley Infused Belt of Power

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Horrible worthless quest
# Oct 23 2008 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
A totally worthless endless quest that isn't worth the time it takes to even bother to look at it. I trust the fool that came up with this one has been fired or at least demoted to lunch run lackey.
Useless
# May 18 2008 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent

Pointless and long-winded. XP and gold so little you don't notice. I got a ley Infused Belt of Vigor - with +% to Power Pool - which an Armsman can't make use of, and as usual, you can't sell it to Merchs. Mythic Balls on skates again.
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Boudecca
Gaheris
Weakened Bonds
# Oct 03 2007 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
I did this quest at lvl 40 with my fire wizzy and it was long and drawn out. The rewards do not favor doing it at really any lvl the belt of power I got gives 8% to power pool. If you like doing quests then go ahead but for 15.6 mil exp and 60 silver i could've died in AC a few times and still come out better than this.
Not worth it
# Dec 21 2005 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
I spent 2 hours completing this quest, and when I was done I got a belt with 2 points to power on it for a level 29. Thats not the bad part.

I only got 8,322,552 in Exp and a piddly 60 silver
at level 35

I am pissed

weakened bonds
# May 24 2005 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
This quest badly needs updating. It is incredibly time consuming and involves more running around than the 20ish defenders epics. Also, I don't really feel the instructions about getting the ley stones and activating the rings is particulary clear. It has an interesting story line, but it took me two evenings to get a belt with +8 power on it. Once upon a time we would have been pleased with that, but it's not really very good now we have catacombs.

The minor circles are located at 5k 15k, 35k 17k and 25k 55k. Although the southern one is most convenient, it has a lot of blue/green aggro in it, which is a pain.

Necros can use the ley crystals, but frustratingly, not the darkenstone. The ley stones just get dropped on the floor and anyone can pick them up.
Darkstone
# Jan 25 2005 at 11:33 AM Rating: Default
WHERE IS THAT DAMN DARKSTONE!
RE: Darkstone
# Jan 25 2005 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
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57 posts
Thje guy at ulfwych tells you to kill the giant skeletons for it. Not sure if it is this particular or not, but they are the sme ones that spawn in the se corner of the plains- across the river from the broken bridge. They are a night only spawn, replaced by fairy frogs during the day.
Not working?
# Oct 05 2004 at 9:50 PM Rating: Default
I just finished this quest (28 Paladin), and of course got the Ley Infused Belt of Vigor, which is listed as having something like +13 str +2 power, but I get no str from it. I put it on take it off, nothing changes. Same thing with Cloak of the Allegiant (level 24 quest). It's supposed to be 7 str 7 con a couple resists and 36 hp, i get like 2 con from it and that's all. I can't even check an item's stats in game i have to do it here. I keep getting told Shift+I, but I swear all that does is open/close one of my inventory windows. If I hold shift+I for more than a second it just open/closes one of my inventory windows very quickly. I know I have to be missing something simple somewhere, cause I'm still new to the game. I just can't figure out why these quest pieces are useless to me when they shouldn't be, especially when they all con yellow to me. Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong, anything please?
RE: Not working?
# Oct 23 2004 at 9:32 PM Rating: Excellent
My guess is that your Str is capped. I don't know the formula, but it's based on your level, so each level you'll be able to raise your stats a few more. The same would apply on the Cloak you mention - if your Str and Hits are capped, and your Con is near the cap, you would only see the small Con increase.

On the question about Shift-I:
First, you must right-click on the item- that brings up a small info window showing the name, armor factor, and a few other things. When that small window is showing, hold shift and press I. That will bring up a larger window with more detail about the item.

Good luck.

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Zraax, Selariel, etc.
BAH!
# Sep 07 2004 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
Well he was orange to me at 28 and pounded me into the dirt. Lost 3/4 of a bubble of xp and had to pay about 2 gold total in repairs and constitution healing. Plus I spent all day doing it... so I don't think I'll come out ahead on this one, lol.
Locate Scout Dherin
# Aug 31 2004 at 1:37 PM Rating: Good
Since New Frontiers, the tower just South of Sauvage is gone. That's where Dherin used to be.

He's now just inside the entrance of the tower located east of Gronyr's Farm. Approx. 39k,32k, Camelot Hills.
/locs
# Jul 02 2004 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
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57 posts
You can Librarian Pelen as you enter the Academy make a left through the first door and go up stairs hanging a left on the second floor.
Scout Dherin is /loc 39788 31940 near Cotswold. Or just east of the farm with all the zombie sow.

Also if you go to minor druid circle (one of them) its 27k 56k, green cons to a lvl 29 reaver. In order to get the ley crystal it has to be night and to use them it has to be night. Can wait at the starting cirle and make the run to all 7 and kill the mob in one game night. Best to farm for 8+ ley crystals first.

Reavers gets a Ley infused Belt of Vigor
5,767,168 xp and 60 silver and some copper at lvl 29

Edited, Sat Jul 3 01:36:08 2004
Berik Liglim
# Jun 01 2004 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
The mercenary Berik Liglim is located at 50486 / 54813 and occures yellow to lvl 28. He is surrounded by yellow and orange mercenaries and if you pull him 2 to 3 mercenaries add.
Quest Text
# Jan 09 2004 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Gral Bermorn says, "Within Salisbury there exist eleven druid circles, eight major, three minor, and the axis circle where you obtained the darkenstone. Of the three minor circles, one lay in the south and two in the north. All others can be considered major including Stonehenge itself. If a darkenstone is taken into any of these circles, the holder will be made aware if it is major or minor. Each of the minor circles can be instructed to offer up a ley crystal by using the darkenstone. It will be the ley crystal that will allow you to [ switch ] the wells on."

Gral Bermorn says, "As the last rays of light fade from Salisbury, travel to each major druid ring and make use of your crystal. The crystal will be crushed in the process and will activate the ring's well. As Morgana's power has hold of the tombs below these rings, I am unsure what the mix of necromantic power and ley energy will have upon you and the circle itself. Be prepared for anything! If you find yourself without a ley crystal return to a minor circle and use the darkenstone to gain another. If you are foolish enough to lose your darkenstone, you may return to the [ axis circle ] and kill a skeleton to obtain another.

Gral Bermorn says, ďAll seven of the wells can only be activated using darkness. If dawn arrives and you have not visited all seven you must wait till the next night to complete the ritual. When you have established the alignment of these ley lines, travel to the heart of Stonehenge and use your darkenstone for the final time. Upon the stone's destruction the bonds that tie the portal close should ignite and allow it to be [ opened from the other side ]."

Gral Bermorn says, "You must be ready for Glasan at this point. When the arch druid arrives, you will have little time to attack him, as his power will grow quickly. If you are successful in slaying him, the staff should shatter on its own. Any shards left from the battle must be returned to me! Here, take these instructions to aid you. Good luck to thee Theurgist."


Britnee
DAoC - Theurgist
RE: Quest Text
# Jan 09 2004 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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This quest was fun, though I was confused at first about having to visit the rings.

You don't have to visit every minor ring; only the major rings; there are 7 of them.

The Major rings are up on hills, the minor ones are on ground level.

You need a ley stone for the 7 major rings.

You get those by standing in any one minor ring and using your darkenstone. (Right click the darkenstone in your inventory and type /use.)

I recommend starting at any minor ring (the stone will tell you major or minor when you step inside )at nightfall and using the darkenstone 7 times to get the needed ley stones.

The ley stones drop on the ground and you can use the same darkenstone to get 7 ley stones at the same ring. You just have to wait about 16 seconds between each use.

When you walk inside a Major ring, your darkenstone will tell you which ring you're in and if it's the one you need (you do have to go in the order listed above and here:

1. Beartaine: 55k,44k
2. Midsummer: 46k,46k
3. Lughnasadu: 22k,45k
4. Mabon: 12k,45k
5. Yule: 12k,28k
6. Imblog: 54k,12k
7. Ostara: 54k,28k

When you step inside the Major rings, your darkenstone will tell you to use your ley stone. (Again, right click the stone and type /use.)

I used this map

It clearly shows the major rings (brown circles around stones) and minor rings (no brown circle around stones).

Start at the ring in the bottom right hand corner (Southeast) and work your way clockwise. I did this at lvl 29 and some of the major rings had yellow con mobs but just kill one or two so you can stand inside the circle long enough to use your ley stone.

If you don't finish all the major rings in one night span, just start where you left off when night falls again - you don't have to start completely over.

When you've used 7 ley stones at the seven different major rings, go to the big stonehenge ring and as it states above, use the darkenstone one more time, you'll get a message that you sense a disturbed presence in the northeast. Glasan spawns in the middle of the 3 stones (very obvious which stones they are). He conned yellow to me but was a very easy kill at 29.

I got the belt as my reward and needed it so it wasn't a waste of time quest IMHO.

Good luck!
BIG WASTE OF TIME
# Jun 10 2003 at 6:54 AM Rating: Default
I did this quest w/ friar (lvl 32) got the belt of chaste...this quest makes u run back and forth to Gral Bermorn (if i ever hear his name again i'll....) like 4x's and can only use ley's crystals at night (so if u missed the time, guess what :P yep ur waiting) if i knew i wasn't gettin the belt of suppression i would never have done this quest...Like my subject says...BIG WASTE OF TIME... (quest took bout 45 mins to do)
Pelan is a prude
# Jun 04 2003 at 2:11 AM Rating: Default
All the guy said to me was: "can't you see I'm busy?" I said and whispered to him gem staff...nothing. Any help?
skellies
# Nov 15 2002 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
giant skellies are not dropping the darkstone for me. any suggestions? usa server
RE: skellies
# Jun 12 2003 at 3:35 PM Rating: Default
having the same problem
Stuck in Step 5
# Sep 11 2002 at 7:28 AM Rating: Default
Hi there.
I'm stuck with step 5. I 've obtained the Book and gave it to Gral Bermorn. The problem is, that the text stops in the middle. Does anybody remember the keywords?
RE: Stuck in Step 5
# Oct 02 2002 at 3:41 AM Rating: Default
Seems like you're playing on one of the european servers. I've heard, that the german servers have this problem due to the incorrect translations of the quests.
RE: Stuck in Step 5
# Sep 15 2002 at 1:36 AM Rating: Default
Say the words in brackets to him, I had to, and he completed message for me.
RE: Stuck in Step 5
# Sep 17 2002 at 6:00 AM Rating: Default
Hi, if the text is stopped in middle I cannot see any words in bracket. please telle me what he words are - Thx in adv for help
RE: Stuck in Step 5
# Sep 11 2002 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
Yeah, really. Ya know if peeps submitted the text of the quest, we would be more informed. I used to play Mid, and they have word for word stuff on the quests there!
Which Belt for whom?
# Sep 07 2002 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
I see a number of postings here for people who received the Belt of Vigor (usually tanks) and the Belt of Power (most casters, it seems) from this quest. What I'd like to know is: what class(es) has/have received the actual Belt of Suppression? As a Wizard, I agree that it sounds like too much grief to go through, if I'm only going to get +8 Power out of the deal...
7 circles...
# Aug 25 2002 at 2:04 PM Rating: Default
There are the 7 circles listed in order that you must visit and activate the well using the ley crystal along with their respective locs.
1. Beartaine.....55k,44k
2. Midsummer.....46k,46k
3. Lughnasadu....22k,45k
4. Mabon.........12k,45k
5. Yule..........12k,28k
6. Imblog........54k,12k
7. Ostara........54k,28k
Crappy Belt
# Aug 23 2002 at 8:42 AM Rating: Default
I'm a 38 cab, just did the quest and got a belt of power, +8 power. No int, no anything else.

All that running for nothing. :-(

-Jeff
Pelan
# Aug 09 2002 at 8:25 PM Rating: Default
I don't know if this will work for everyone, but when I tried to get this quest, at 28(I'm an Armswoman), I could not get Pelan to speak to me. However, the dialogue did start up when I selected him and said 'gem staff'. After needing to initially prompt him, I was able to complete the quest in its entirety, and recieved the +13 str +2 power belt.

Imbrium Casanova, wife to Vilcon
Armswoman of the 29th Season
Guinevere
Omerta
Won't give you quest?
# Aug 08 2002 at 5:56 PM Rating: Default
After reading some of the posts on this site, I thought I'd try out the quest. I saw that Pelan would not give the quest to another Friar (Lv 28 Friar myself), but thought to try it anyway. I found him but he would not give me the time of day, let alone the quest. :(

However, I ended up moving closer to him and in the corner by the bookcases I got a message saying I had "Entered the Library"...on a whim I asked again and it worked!

So...if he does not give you the quest, try moving around in the area you find him in until you get the "enter library" message and hope for the best! Good luck!
Dasteel
# Jul 28 2002 at 2:00 PM Rating: Default
I had a heck of a time obtaining the ley crystals. I put the darkenstone in the hot bar and pressed E as instructed and kept getting a "You attempt to use the darkenstone." "You can't fire or ready the item." The trick is to put the darkenstone in the hot bar and press E and the number of the slot you put it in quickly otherwise you'll continue to receive the above message. Also you obtain the darken stone from the giant skeletons that spawn at night in the "Stone Ring" not the druid ring across the river where the fairey frogs are. FYI the Stone Ring is it's own zone.
RE: Dasteel
# Oct 24 2004 at 12:22 AM Rating: Decent
To Use an item, click it and put it in your hotbar, then *hold down* the E (use) key and while holding, click the hotbar icon for the item you're trying to use.

And Stone Ring is actually a Region within Salisbury Plain, not a separate zone.

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Zraax, Selariel, etc.
RE: Dasteel
# Jul 28 2002 at 2:32 PM Rating: Default
I had a heck of a time obtaining the ley crystals. I put the darkenstone in the hot bar and pressed E as instructed and kept getting a "You attempt to use the darkenstone." "You can't fire or ready the item." mesasage. The trick is to put the darkenstone in the hot bar and press E (default key for USE) and the number of the slot you put the darkenstone in quickly, otherwise you'll continue to receive the above message. Also you obtain the darken stone from the giant skeletons (not large skeletons as indicated by a previous post) that spawn at night in the "Stone Ring". I made the mistake of going to the merc tomb raider mound first thinking it would be in the plains, knowing the stone ring was a seperate zone.

Berik Liglim was with the merc tomb radiers by the trees east of the tomb raider camp and west of the leigioners by the broken bridge. Still green to my level 37 Armsman.

Archdruid Gasan was NE of stonehenge by an outcropping of rocks, also green.

I received 8,322,552 xp and 60 silver and some copper besides Ley Infused Belt of Vigor: STR +13, POWER +2.
RE: Dasteel
# Sep 04 2002 at 12:54 AM Rating: Default
Just so everyone is clear... the ring in the SE corner of the zone, where the froggies are during the day, there at night spawns the Giant Skellies who drop the Darkenstone. The first Giant Skell you kill will drop this stone.

If you find yourself atop a Merc Hilltop at night, and you kill a single skell that doesn't drop the stone you wanted, you're at the wrong spot. Don't waste the nighttime trying to get a stone from another skell at this spot, move on.

The Faerie Frog circle is in the SE corner of the zone (approx. loc. 57500, 57500), which is Southeast of the bank of trees you found Berik at. The quest Journal entry says this ring is East of the Mercs, that's completely wrong, it's SOUTHEAST of the Mercs.

Galak, 29th Paladin of Palomides
Any Sorcs do this yet?
# Jul 22 2002 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
If you're a Sorc and have done this quest, which reward did you receive?
RE: Any Sorcs do this yet?
# Jul 24 2002 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
Well, I did this tonight and received the Ley Belt of Power, except mine doesn't conform to the stats listed here at 'Khazam's...mine only gives +8 power. Very dissapointing for the time, risk, work and running to accomplish it. I'd much rather have had the Suppression belt, if it's stats were as advertised here, but them's the breaks I reckon.
8(
Weakened Bonds
# Jul 20 2002 at 9:00 PM Rating: Default
when i go into Beartaine a minor druid circle and than used the darkenstone at night time , but nothing item give me who can tell plz?
RE: Weakened Bonds
# Sep 17 2002 at 7:41 AM Rating: Default
I had that problem also. I went through the process repeatedly. I relogged and stared ove. Spent at least an hour trying different things. Came back the next day and tried again. This time while I was bored waiting for the item to recharge, I killed some greys. I accidentally hit my F7 key and LO AND BEHOLD, I had selected one of the crystals. I look down and there are several there. They appear on the ground, not in your inventory.

Alann, lvl 35 arms Galahad
faravule
# Jul 18 2002 at 6:24 PM Rating: Default
ok i have finish this quest though the story line was great it was long and as a wiz i was extremely disapointed with the reward for i thought i would get the dex belt instead i got a belt with plus 8 power wich i have way better and this quest can get tedious i wish i didnt waste my time with it i could be level 29 by now sigh.....
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