Secret Orders  

Start Zone: Black Mountains North
Start Location:Swanton Keep
Start NPC:Heather Barclay
Avg. Time:3 hours
Related Zones:
  Black Mountains South
  Salisbury Plains
Min Level:41
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:Yes
(Average from 4 ratings)
Related NPCs:
  Cab'ah Bint Tabat
  Celain Elrich
  Graham Mal'Toinia
  Librarian Ophus
  Llyn Cythraul
Last Updated:Fri Mar 20 03:31:17 2009
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

Per patch 1.90 (09.05.07)
- Secret Orders - Heather Barclay will no longer speak nonsense at the end of her dialogue on step 1.

lvl 41 quest with an excellent story
starts in Swanton Keep (thats the keep south of Snowdonia) Your steps MAY vary.

Talk to Heather Barclay to start it she will start you with some story and ask you to go and speak to the Librarian Ophus in the Academy in Camelot.

The librarian will give you some information to take back to Heather. I think you do this trip once more at which time Heather then asks you to go take care of a necromancer in Salisbury Plains near the Barrows.

The necromancer, Celain Elrich, is located just on the outer stone rings of the barrows NE side he is a lvl 40 (yellow) and he has a Zombie Lieutenant (green), if left long enough he will raise more undead and they will add if you attack him near them.

I finally located CELAIN ELRICH by the SE Stone. Or if you come out of Barrows turn slightly to your RIGHT & there's a stone on the outers borders. The exact location of the stone is 37929-39336-2187
She conned Green to me at Lvl 46. So did the zombie.

After killing him it says to go back and see Heather. You have an item in your pack and a phrase to say, she then sends you to tell it to the Librarian Ophus. He then sends you to Ludlow to speak to a mage called Graham Mal'Toinia in the Inn. He thickens the plot and sends you to Heather with very interesting news.

Heather, being cunning, doubts his story and thinks the information is wrong and sends you back to Graham to question his story. He does not deny it so you start the annoying journey again back to Heather and she thanks you for your effort and gives you the first gift: a Ring of Secret Intentions.

Step 8 for a cleric
After I talked to Graham and went to see Heather, she sent me off find Tobias Warcry in Snowdonia (approx loc= 20k,44k...New Frontiers loc=53807, 41776) and get a journal from him. He is in the camp just straight out from Snowdonia Fortress that is label empty camp on some maps. There are cyclops in and near the camp, but I found him wandering outside the camp...bonus was I found Grunge there and completed that quest as well.

Then says that there is a hunter in Lynn Barfog who has need of our services. The hunter is located NE of the merchants building. The easy way to find her is follow the road until the merchant house is in sight and turn right as if heading to the church, she is in the tree line and likes to wonder toward the water.

Talk to Cab'ah Bint Tabat and she will ask you to kill a long dead creature that has risen from the dead, a ghost dragon. The Llyn Cythraul is located in the water se of the merchant building in-between the alfanc hatchlings and the keep. Its yellow to me at 42. 28K 38K (also seen at loc=25K 36K)

After killing it you need to go see Heather - more story and another gift: Medallion of Albion

She says that another necromancer, Melechan, has been sighted but in Odin's Gate. So off you go on this journey on the way past the Snowdona Station. Best bet is to bind there, it saves you a long journey. As soon as you port, as long as no mids/hibs try to kill you, its easy head up to the amg. Once through the gates turn left in the tree line walk that way till you come up to a bandit camp (the treeline disappears). New Frontiers loc=26204, 45159 Odin's Gate.

The necromancer is in the middle of the camp some of the bandits might agro all of whom are green and the odd blue the necro is yellow but he will keep casting until hes dead. He drops a Veiled Bracer of Eyes.

Head back to Heather in 2 ways: 1) the long way same way you came; or 2) go and have some RvR fun die and re-appear near Swanton Keep :)

Heather will then send you on one more journey (you will start to hate this woman). In the Pennine Mountains, there is some Arawn Commander that will be neutral to you (location is Pennine Mountains 38912, 8709). Located NE of Caer Sursbrook, on top of a hill. He will ask you a riddle KNOWLEDGE or POWER
(no answer is wrong unless you want the final item to be of lesser quality). Knowledge is the better answer!

Then go to Heather once more, this time there is light at end of the tunnel and as soon as you pass the final message on to her, she thanks you by giving you experience and some money (6.5 GP) and the final item which is class

Ring of Secret Intentions
Medallion of Albion
Veiled Bracer of Eyes

Final Items:
Splendid Boots of Glory -- Paladin and Armsmen
Splendid Boots of Honor -- Scout
Splendid Boots of Blessing -- Cleric and Mercenary, Minstrel, and Reaver
Splendid Boots of Pilgrimage -- Friar and Infiltrator

lvl 50 received 85,506,745 experience and 5 gold.

Champion experience earned: 42

  Ring of Secret Intentions
  Medallion of Albion
  Veiled Bracer of Eyes
  Splendid Boots of Glory
  Splendid Boots of Blessing
  Splendid Boots of Pilgrimage
  Splendid Boots of Honor

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Arawn Commander loc (Uthgard)
# Dec 12 2017 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
Loc for Uthgard (Daoc): 39582 7975 Pennine Mountains.
Step #5
# May 29 2016 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Im playing on Uthgard Beta and cant find the Arawn Commander where it is supposed to be in Penine Mountains.I searched loc 38912 8709 but not to be found. Anybody have a clue?
Step #5
# May 31 2016 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I finaly found him at loc 13K 9K in Penine
Step #5
# May 31 2016 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I finaly found him at loc 13K 9K in Penine
Old Frontiers LOC
# Jul 23 2012 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
For people playing on Uthgard, his LOC is 35k, 38k. Just along the hillside between AMG and HMG.
# Mar 19 2009 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
As of Patch 1.97, Heather does not ask you to return to Graham after you tell her that [Ophus is involved]. Instead, she sends you straight to Tobias Warcry out in Snowdonia to retrieve the Arawn journal.

Once you hand her the journal, she says she will bestow upon you a [gift] - the Ring of Secret Intentions.

Edited, Mar 19th 2009 4:16am by Nylissa
champion xp
# Mar 10 2008 at 5:52 PM Rating: Good
83 posts
At 50 I receved the ring, bracer, necklace, boots, 85,506,745 xp, 5 gold and 42 champion xp.
Arawn Commander??
# Oct 20 2005 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
I had no prob finding the Necro at the given coords.. but there is no hill NE of Surs.. there is a steep mountain which no one can climb, but the number 8709 is completely wrong for the area NE of Surs. Got killed by some Hibs and not sure where to go and search now.. There is nothing but some boggarts and stuff around a tent, and some spiders NE of Surs. Character Kirathe, Merc on Guin Alb
Llyn Chythraul
# Oct 16 2005 at 9:53 AM Rating: Good
Llyn Chythraul at 25K 36K in the lake.
Oh and this quest sux...
Avoid this one
# Jan 07 2005 at 6:49 AM Rating: Decent
ABSOLUTELY the WORST quest I have ever done. Arawn Commander did not show cause I was Stealthed. What BULLCHIT! Takes WAY too long. Reward is average AT BEST. XP is way below average for the amount of time it takes. Should be removed from the game.
RE: Avoid this one
# Aug 22 2005 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
The worst? Four rewards, including a so-so ring (especially for non-casters), a fairly decent necklace, a VERY nice bracer, and some ok boots. Not too bad.
NF Location Changes
# Sep 17 2004 at 12:34 PM Rating: Good
The new location for Tobias Warcry in Snowdonia is ~53807, 41776. He was a neutral, blue con NPC that doesn't wander more then 100 units from that area.

The new location for Melechan in Odin's Gate is ~26204, 45159. He was a green con enemy in the middle of a camp surrounding a fire with grey cons.
New Frntiers location of Necromancer?
# Jul 07 2004 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know the location of the necromancer in the New Frontiers? Journal just says south of the river in Odin's Gate.
Not cabalist
# Nov 26 2003 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
as lvl 46 caba I did not get this quest
XP value
# Nov 23 2003 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
Celain Spawned at 9h00 as others have stated. He appeared with a buddy and was blue to 47 (crony was grey).

A clarification on experience: total xp for a 47(INCLUDING the mobs you have to kill along the way) was just over 155 million xp. Not the greatest for the insane amount of travelling. The gold and items are paltry, really - by the time you're in your 40's you probably have enough coin and high end items to make this quest not all that worthwhile... the risk:reward is not great (as stated previously).

If you're stubborn like me, though, and have this quest to clear out of your journal, then these posts cover it well - fairly simple to do, just prepare to be saddle sore.

Friar of Pellinor
Celain Elrich
# Jul 17 2003 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
Spawned for me at exactly 9am.
Frustraited Cleric
# Jul 02 2003 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
They changed this quest or what? After killing jerk near Barrows ,she sent me to kill Necromancers in Black Mountains North near Ogrs camp. They suppose to be on top of some hill. But I could not find them. Any help would be appreciated. BTW they changed rewards on this quest. No more rewards in the middle like rings etc.
RE: Frustraited Cleric
# Sep 21 2003 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
FYI, I found the necromancers just South of the graveyard in the North Black Mountains: 13000, 45000.
Llyn Cythraul
# Jun 16 2003 at 2:53 PM Rating: Default
Llyn Cythraul was orange to me at 41. So I went to charm a pet and came back. He was yellow when I came back. No one had killed him and only about 3 hours game time had passed. So if you think you can't handle an orange, take off and come back a little later. Also, he only pops at a certain time. He popped for me in the afternoon.
# Apr 13 2003 at 9:07 PM Rating: Default
22 posts
Extremely extremely dissapointed with this quest. The risk vs. reward is pathetic. A neck with 4 strength and 3 dex belongs in Tomb of Mithras. Took about 2.5-3 hrs on minstrel speed 4 to do and final XP was only 52 mill (about .1 at level 42).

Also an FYI - you are to TALK to Tobias Warcry not kill him if you get that step.
# Oct 17 2002 at 2:12 PM Rating: Default
Is this a repeatable quest? Or am I going to have to find another patsy to get a second bracer for me? :)
RE: repeatable?
# Oct 17 2002 at 2:52 PM Rating: Default
not repeatable
can merc do this quest?
# Oct 04 2002 at 5:24 PM Rating: Default
can merc do this quest?
RE: can merc do this quest?
# Oct 04 2002 at 6:38 PM Rating: Default
I wonder why they put up that info if people don't read it...

RE: can merc do this quest?
# Dec 01 2002 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
I just finished this quest with my 41 merc. I would be interested to find out if a caster can get this quest. It was fairly easy. Nothing conned above yellow to me, so I would lower the level of the Lyn Cythraul to 41. The merc gets the same boots that the cleric gets and they say they are wearable by the minstrel, cleric, merc, and reaver.
Veiled bracer of eyes for infil
# Sep 16 2002 at 9:32 AM Rating: Default
The veiled Bracer of eyes drop with differnet stats for an infil.

The one I got is 6% Body, Spirit and Cold.

quiet a nice Resist bracer along with the same boots as the friar got. A very worthwhile but long quest, easily soloable at lvl 41, though the Necromancer in Odins took me a couple of attempts as after the first was aborted he seemed to remain aggro to me until I logged out and back on, he kept nukeing me as soon as I got into range till I relogged.
# Aug 21 2002 at 9:16 PM Rating: Default
A Mistrel can do the Quest too.
RE: Suhela
# Aug 27 2002 at 8:39 AM Rating: Default
What reward does a minstrel get?
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 27 2002 at 1:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Why? You that guy copying this site?
RE: Suhela
# Aug 29 2002 at 6:31 PM Rating: Default
I've got a guildmate that I'm trying to talk into doing this with me, since I'm an enh/rejuv cleric. :)
RE: Suhela
# Aug 29 2002 at 11:56 PM Rating: Default
HAHA some people are weird, just ignore them.
RE: Suhela
# Sep 16 2002 at 1:48 PM Rating: Default
DAoC Spoilers copies this site, and then they charge people to see it!
Llyn Cythraul
# Aug 10 2002 at 6:08 PM Rating: Default

I can not find Llyn Cythraul in Llyn Barfog. Does anyone have an /loc for it? thanks
RE: Llyn Cythraul
# Aug 12 2002 at 1:53 PM Rating: Default
I found Llyn Chythraul at 28K 38K in the lake, roughly SE of the merchant house pier

But it says pretty much in the description where you have to go, she does roam a bit so just wait.
I managed to get and complete this quest...
# Jul 21 2002 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
...with my level 42 friar. My final reward for completing the quest was the "Splendid Boots of Pilgrimage" leather boots, AF 84, Quality 100%, Bonus 20%. The enchantments on the boots are as follows:

Hits: 24 pts
Body 6%
Strength 7
Dexterity 7

The boots can only be worn by infiltrators and friars.

Iorwerth, level 42 friar
Deus Veult
Step 8 for a cleric
# Jul 13 2002 at 6:16 PM Rating: Default
After I talked to Graham and went to see Heather, she sent me off find Tobias Warcry in Snowdonia and get a journal from him. He is in the camp just straight out from Snowdonia Fortress that is label empty camp on some maps. There are cyclops in and near the camp, but I found him wandering outside the camp...bonus was I found Grunge there and completed that quest as well.

42nd Cleric
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