Returning for More  

Submitted by:Finndaes
Start Zone: Silvermine Mountains
Start NPC:Banba
Related Quests:
  Traces of the Mad Changlings
  Returning to the Source
Related Zones:
  Cliffs of Moher
  Treibh Caillte
Min Level:31
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:Yes
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Related NPCs:
  Aengus Osrithe
  Guard Dooley
  Tressa Gorrym'jiarg
Last Updated:Tue Mar 2 05:24:54 2010
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

I first heard about this Quest from a 33 Level Warden, who told me to talk to Banba to get it. Also, it seems that what my series of items to collect differs greatly from what my warden friend had to do. We both had to collect the spider's silk, but it veered off track after that. It may be based on your profession, or it may just be random. All I can do is give what I had to do to complete this Quest.

Talk to Banba, you will have had to complete the Spinner's Cloak Quest before this, and she will offer to make a new and improved cloak for you. But she'll need various items to complete it.

1) First thing she'll need is spider's silk from an arachnid found in Treibh Caillte.

2) Bring that back, and then she'll ask for some [Elven Gossimer]. She tells you to talk to someone named Tressa Gorrym'jiarg, /loc 41209, 7444, 5852. She's a fast mover and the hill is very steep, so losing sight of her is fairly easy. Just be patient, and quick. I asked Tressa if I could have some [Elven Gossimer] and was told that I had to do a task before she would give it to me. I was given a Quest called Traces of the Mad Changlings, so I had a Quest to complete within my current Quest.

3) Complete the Traces of the Mad Changlings, then bring the head back to Tressa who will grudgingly give you the Elven Gossimer. Take the cloth back to Banba, who is happy until she notices her sewing basket is missing. She tells you that the last time she saw it was when she was being chased by something scary up in the Cliffs of Moher, and that it was Guard Dooley (/loc 2394, 57547) who saved her life. She tells you to ask him if he's seen it.

4) Talk to Guard Dooley, who is the lurikeen guard hiding under the spiral staircase that surrounds the tower leading to the Cliffs of Moher. He moons over the memory of the beautiful giantess, and tells you that the basket might be found in the possession of a ghostly man near Tir Urphost. He directs you to "travel down that fork towards Tir Urphost, when you get to that town turn yourself right around till yer looking at the big hill. He's up there somewhere around the stones." It's a rather dangerous area surrounded by greater zephyrs (yellow to L34), cliff beetles (orange to L34), and cliff dweller hunters (red to L34). Of course, they are all aggro on me.

5) The ghostly man appears on the hills within the circle of standing stones. He's named Aengus Osrithe. He'll ask about Banba and wants to know what she is. I told him she was a [firbolg], and he gives me the basket. I camped the area from 20h... didn't see him until 23h. Location: 39/28.

6) Take the basket back to Banba, and give it to her. She'll happily cluck over her sewing basket, and asks you to get cloth dye from Reeni in Ardagh. Your choice of colors being blue, teal, light purple, royal green, red, dark grey, orange, earth brown, or royal purple.

7) When you get to Reeni, you'll click on her to talk, and she'll ask if you'll help her out. She needs you to talk to Sarena in Innis Carthaig and hands you a sealed scroll. You are offered the Returning to the Source Quest, another quest within your quest.

8) After you complete the Returning to the Source Quest, you talk to Reeni who will offer you a choice of colors from her cloth dyes. You pick one, then head back to Banba.

9) Give Banba your chosen cloth dye, and she will hand you a Spinner's Cloak dyed the color of your choice. And you're done.

  Spinner's Cloak (level 33)

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Guard Dooley Location
# Jun 23 2020 at 7:21 PM Rating: Good
108 posts
Guard Dooley is officially in Connacht 2367 57605.
He's not officially in Cliffs of Moher at all.
Longest quest in Hib
# Jul 20 2008 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
Longest quest I have ever done, with two subquests in it. By far the hardest part was killing the arachnid in the first part of the quest as it was still orange to a level 37. And the quest item you get is level 33? Something's wrong here!

Only do this quest if you need to run all over the Hib countryside anyway, or if you have bunch of buddies who can help with the spider step in Treibh Caillte.

Suggestion: If trying to reach Treibh Caillte from Inis Carthag, the SAFEST route now is straight across the water and over Faerie Horse Island. The bears and horses are not aggro so you only have to worry about the stuff below the surface and on the far shoreline when you get out.
# Aug 31 2006 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
Absolute waste of time. I also found tethra in the large bldg in Ardee next to a table in the right corner as you enter the room.

Edited, Aug 31st 2006 at 10:47am EDT by Neoi

Edited, Aug 31st 2006 at 10:42am EDT by Neoi
# Aug 17 2005 at 1:00 AM Rating: Decent

This has to be the lamest quest I have ever done, and that is saying something cause I've done a ton of them.

In the same amount of time spent simply running from one end of Hibernia to the other end and back again (this is NOT a literal statement or an over exageration<sp>) I could have leveled twice in a Task Dungeon at level 45! Additionally, the cloak sucks. There are WAY better cloaks doing catacombs mini-quests requiring 1/12th the time and giving 250% more xp.

Yes Mythic, PLEASE fix your classic DAoC quests. SOON!!

how ridiculous!
# Mar 11 2004 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
This is by far the stupidest quest I've ever done. The path I had to take was:

Howth, TC, Howth, DC, Moon Lake, DC, Howth, Cliffs of Moher, Tir Uphost, Howth, Ardagh, IC, Ardagh, TNN, Ardee, Ardagh, Howth

And all that for a damn level 33 cloak. Only do this quest if you want to spend a couple hours on horseback.
Spider suggestions
# Nov 27 2003 at 1:13 PM Rating: Good
23 posts
To get the spider:

If solo or lowbie group: From the entrance go south and then down a ramp to where two rocky golems (never aggro) line the walls. Wait until the ursine (aggro) in the big room are all to the side, and then cross to the bridge (leads to a befuddled rocky golem). Hang on the bridge long enough and eventually an arachnid will wander up the hill on the south side of the room. Be patient.

If you have no patience or a decent group: From the bridge room go down the hill on the south side and very carefully cross the tunnel going west. This can be done without aggro, but it's difficult to the point where you should be expecting trouble. Once in the tunnel you are relatively safer, but there is wandering aggro here too. Head north, around a few corners, through some webbing and you will eventally come to a small round room that opens onto a larger room with a huge trog/worm pit (great xp camp, btw) The north end of this room is full of webs and always has arachnids (no waiting!).
Quest madness
# Sep 19 2003 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
damn this quest is longer that the Epic quests! its mad! ive been going on it for 3 hours now! its pretty tricky if you dont know the exact spots, it would be easier to make 26 seals in df, or even taking enough keeps to claim DF and THEN start farming the seals for a cloak.

And its not even that great a cloak imo, but im not stopping now! almost there lol
Broken quest
# Sep 28 2002 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
To complete this quest u also need to finish the source quest in which you give a sroll to Tethra, who was in stone hut at Ardee but with new patch 1.50 she has vanished. so you will not get the dye for the cloak. I would not wast your time and xp,check first to see if Tethra is in stone hut next to fireplace .
Broken quest
# Aug 31 2006 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
Found tehra and he is in the biggist bldg in Ardee next to the table
got it
# Sep 27 2002 at 9:21 AM Rating: Default
i got arachnids silk at lvl 34 solo in TC. it spawned quite near the entrance.
where's arachnid?
# Sep 15 2002 at 8:38 AM Rating: Default
It's funny but....first part of the quest, where the hell is the spider? i know it's somewhere in Treibh Cailte, but where?
RE: where's arachnid?
# Sep 16 2002 at 6:13 PM Rating: Default
Go inside, then from first large chamber with the worms, go left, make a right turn & go down the ramp, bring a mezzer friend if you don't mez, because as a Ranger I couldn't shoot fast enough.
Location of Ghostly Man
# Sep 14 2002 at 1:17 AM Rating: Default
I camped the area from 20h... didn't see him until 23h.

Location: 39/28

Sphera 39 PBAOE Chanter / Basin @ Gwynedd
# Sep 06 2002 at 2:59 AM Rating: Default
i'vve attempted to give the arachnid silk to banba but it says that she doesn't want it. What's the deal?
level 31 quest???
# Jul 28 2002 at 4:38 PM Rating: Default
This is NOT a level 31 solo quest or even a level 33 one. Out of boredom I decided to do it solo with my level 38 ranger. Once I found TC (I had never been there before) I went inside thinking... in & out in a few minutes, then back to Howth and turn the silk in. Wow... was I wrong, went inside saw blues in first couple of chambers, but no spiders, so went further in, lol all kinds of argo yellows & oranges, thought about it for a few, asked some guildmates for info about spiders there, left. Will go back at a later date with a friend or two.
RE: level 31 quest???
# Aug 16 2002 at 9:56 AM Rating: Default
Actually, the spider's silk is by far the hardest step to perform solo. All the other critters I've encountered on this quest have been yellow/blue to me at 33. Just be careful when you head up the hill at TU as the cliff beetles are pretty plentiful and aggressive. However, if you are careful, you can avoid them or pick them off one at a time.

Andestin/33rd level Champion/Tuatha de Morrigu/Igraine
RE: level 31 quest???
# Sep 16 2002 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
If you are of the adventurous sort, there is actually a way to get the spider silk at lvl 33 (maybe 32, did not try). You have to venture in the Albion frontier zone of Snowdonia. The sprwaling arachnids found in a couple of places there will drop the quest silk.
wheres the ghostly man
# Jul 26 2002 at 7:38 PM Rating: Default
i found a hill w/ stones e-se of T.U but got jumped by a huge high purp guy.. whered you find him?
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