Birk's Strength Sleeves  

Requires Skill: Armor: Studded
(Berserker, Healer, Hunter, Savage, Shaman, Skald, Thane, Valkyrie, Viking, Warrior)
Armor Factor:30
Armor Absorb:19
Magical Bonuses:
  Strength: 9 pts
  Hits: 6 pts
Armor Modifiers:
  Base Factor: 30
  Absorption: 19%
  Quality: 100%
  Condition: 100%
Starting Condition:100%
Starting Duration:100%
Default Bonus:5%
Weight:3.60 lbs
Bonus Level:6

Level to Attain:13
Levels of Use:13 - 22
Last Updated: Oct 14 03:33:15 2008

This item can be attained from quests:
This item is dropped off monsters

Found in:

One time drop
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what lvl
# Aug 22 2002 at 11:29 PM Rating: Default
what lvl is Birk?
# May 20 2002 at 12:03 AM Rating: Default
I believe.....
# Apr 11 2002 at 11:03 AM Rating: Default
Yes, i believe the Vale of Mularn IS IN Midgaurd...
# Mar 14 2002 at 4:12 PM Rating: Default
I recently got these for my Skald, and it's now +9 Str, no hitpoints. Pretty damn good Str item, it's a pity they start to green out in the 20's and you need to upgrade the AF. :(
# Dec 01 2001 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
I camped these with a guildmate recently. It took us 2 in game days. The first, we waited all night, clearing the Hobyahs, but never saw Birk. On the second night, right around 1:00am ingame time, he popped up in the middle.

We walked around on the land and up near the stone during this time, so I don't think sitting on the ground matters.
Didn't go to the island
# Nov 21 2001 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Hi, I just wanted to say that I got the sleeves at some point in my wanderings but have no idea what dropped them, had thought it was from nisse lair until i saw this post.

What I can say is that I know for a fact that I didn't go to the island mentioned in the above postings and kill the named mob. Just thought I'd mention it, he may wander the countryside where I possibly ran into him...
RE: Didn't go to the island
# Nov 23 2001 at 3:34 PM Rating: Default
Did somebody, perhaps, give them to you unknowingly?
These are nice sleeves
# Nov 16 2001 at 6:02 AM Rating: Decent
The real item info:

Birk's Strength Sleeves
Studded Armor
Factor: 28
Absorb: 19%
Weight: 3.6 lbs
Con: 100% Dur: 100%
Qua: 100% Bon: 5%

Magical Bonuses:
- Strength: 6pts
- Hits: 6pts

So there is alot more to these sleeves than currently listed.

Here is how I did this. I am a Kobald Hunter, I just turned level 15. I made my way to Hugginfell (the town viewable from Dvalin). From Hugginfell you can get a horse ride to Uppland (in Svasud Faste). When the ride is over go back down the hill where the lake is and you will see an island. Late at night a bunch of "Hobyahs" spawned on the island. They are like ghost Hobgoblins. Blue to a level 15, easy kills.

I waited until midnight gametime, and to my dismay no Birk spawned. Frustrated I started taking out the Hobyas (from the water, mind you, I never stepped foot on the island, I do not know if that has anything to do with it). I killed a few Hobyas, then I killed the Hobyah directly in the center of the island, immediately Birk spawned. Note: I did not kill ALL the Hobyas, so killing them all is not the trick. Now I am not saying that killing this Hobyah in the center will trigger the spawn either, its just what happened in my case. Also, it was about 2:45AM when Birk spawned. It could be random, who knows, but its ok to kill Hobyahs -- in fact, I encourage it :-)

Birk started walking into the water NE toward the shore. He con'd blue to me at 15, and when I fought him, was about the same difficulty as the Hobyas themselves. When Birk fell, the sleeves automatically appeared in my invetory.

I am about to submit a picture of the sleeves so you guys can see them.

~ Ethrex (Kobald Hunter on Merlin/Midgard)
RE: These are nice sleeves
# Nov 28 2001 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
I was making my way to Uppland one night on foot and Birk was walking across the path not far from Uppland's Gate. Killed him easily (level 24) and got the arms. It was indeed 12:24am game time when I saw him. No one was killing the things out on the island. It may be that killing them makes him spawn faster but I think he'll spawn at midnight regardless.
RE: These are nice sleeves
# Nov 18 2001 at 1:25 AM Rating: Default
It appears to have been confirmed by others. Simply killing the Hobya in the center of the island spawns Birk. It does not matter what time it is... you can kill the Hobya even before midnight (however the Hobyas only appear during the night).
No Such Luck
# Nov 15 2001 at 9:59 AM Rating: Default
I stood on the shore and waited all night for him. No dice. A few Hobyah's spawned but no Birk. So it seems your informant is wrong. Anyone else got these sleeves?
# Nov 01 2001 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
Birk spawns on the the small island w/the obelisk in the lake northern mularn. Follow the road to Uppland. the lake will be on your right.
I havent had him spawn, but i just learned this, supposedly he wont spawn if anyone is standing on the island. so stand in the water and wait for him.
He spawns around midnight.
wrong realm?
# Nov 01 2001 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
188 posts
Is the realm wrong - should this be Midguard?
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