Seek the Moonstone  

Submitted by:Ilda Thistledancer
Start Zone: Tir na Nog
Start NPC:Trainer
Related Quests:
  Roane Skin
  Strange Matters Indeed
  Merle's Informant
  Ilisa's Trade
  The Moonstone Twin (level 43)
  The Moonstone Twin (level 45)
  The Moonstone Twin (level 50)
  The Moonstone Twin (level 47)
  Seek the Moonstone B
  Criostoin's Promise
  Seek the Moonstone C
  Seek the Moonstone D
  Sylvan Shadows (level 11)
Related Zones:
  Lough Derg
  Silvermine Mountains
Min Level:15
Max Level:50
Grants XP:Yes
Grants Coin:Yes
(Average from 3 ratings)
Related NPCs:
  Maeve the Crone
  Merle the Old
Last Updated:Thu Oct 26 02:23:46 2006
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different

Characters that were created after Patch Version 1.79 do not receive this Epic quest.

Per patch 1.70:

- Seek the Moonstone - The area around Macnol's tower has been named the Ruined Tower of Tir na mBeo to help players locate the correct place.

1. Speak to your trainer in Tir na Nog. He/she will tell you to speak to
Fagan in Mag Mell.

2. Speak to Fagan in Mag Mell and get the quest. He gives you a ring and
tells you to talk to Macnol in the ruined tower of Tir na mBeo.

3. Go to Ardee and take the horse route to East Lough Derg. Head north
towards the grove of trees. There will be many Dergans. Macnol spawns inside
the tower, loc: 59280, 13895. The towers entrance is on the north side and he is surrounded by several guards. Do not kill any of the Dergans or you will take a faction hit and Macnol will not talk to you. Be sure to be wearing Fagan’s ring.

4. If the Dergan are already aggressive to you, head south to find Curmudgeons. The best place to hunt is the Curmudgeon campsite southeast of the Parthanan Farm. Keep hunting Curmudgeon until you are neutral to the Dergan. It may take many kills. I believe killing the Curm leader, Hughar, in the campsite will move your faction significantly. This is unproven but
the Dergan were neutral to me right after killing him.

5. Talk to Macnol. He’ll ask you to go kill Nock, a named Sheevra.

6. From the parthanian farm, head further south. Eventually you will come to a single stone hut with a cart close by. In this camp you see normal Sheevra
Fighters and Archers. Nock spawns inside the hut (loc=54441,924). Kill him and get his head. Sheevra are also Siabra so don’t kill any of them. Just pull out Nock and kill him.(has been seen on the dergen island at loc 40776, 54122)

7. Back to Macnol. If the Dergan are aggressive to you again, go back and
kill Curms until they aren’t. Wear your ring.

8. Give the head to Macnol. He will thank you and then attack you so be
ready. His guards will defend him so either come with a group or be ready to

9. Go back to Mag Mell and talk to Fagan, then give him the signet ring. You will get the ring back, and two more quest paths will open up.

Journal says you should talk to the Old or the Crone. Neither are named but
the Old is Merle the Old and the Crone is Maeve the Crone. Merle is behind
Howth on a hill and that quest is Merle's Informant. You must complete
Merle’s Informant before talking to Maeve. Maeve the Crone is between Ardee
and the mudman spot in a hut. Maeve will respond, but if you’re less than
level 20 at this point, she’ll ask you to return when you are stronger.

Official hint (from Camelot Herald):
  • Remember to wear Fagan's Signet!!

  • Reward:
      Fagan's Signet Ring

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    Nocks Location
    # Apr 12 2005 at 5:36 AM Rating: Decent
    I found Nock on the dergen island at loc 40776, 54122
    Stuck Faction?
    # Feb 10 2004 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
    I have gone up 2 levels killing Curms and Macnol is still hostile to me. Is it possible that the faction setting is stuck or could it take even more dead Curms before I can get Macnol to Neutral?
    RE: Stuck Faction?
    # Aug 07 2004 at 11:21 AM Rating: Good
    Are you an elf? My ranger buddy (an elf) killed curms with me for an hour or more and he is still KOS. I on the other hand killed several siabra both before and after fighting (who I think are on the dergan's faction) and was still nuetral to the dergan. May just be an elf vs. EVIL elf thing.

    I stand corrected. You need ******* ring to allow you to get to nuetral with the dergan. It's a class thing I understand.

    Edited, Sat Aug 7 12:29:58 2004
    How to - As a 15/16 Champ
    # Aug 31 2003 at 4:27 PM Rating: Good
    54 posts
    I started this quest shortly after getting level 15 and decided I would try to work through it solo. Here is my tale:

    After visiting my trainer in TNN, she directed me to ***** in Mag Mell in regards to the Moonstone. After speaking with ****** he gave me his Ring so that others will know my association with him. ***** directed me to the ruined tower of Tir na mBeo so that I might speak with the Dergan, Macnol. Dergans did not like me for whatever reason and so I needed to raise my faction before I could talk to Macnol.

    I found that at level 15, the easiest way to get my faction up so I could walk freely among the Dergans is to head to the Curmudgeon camp on the north end of the lake (East of Mag Mell). They were nearly all green and were easy kills - especially since they like to attack any animals that wander by (Free side styles, anyone?). I tore through about 20 of them and when I returned to check my faction, I found that I was now neutral. Just be careful when you're farming that faction, as the Curmudgeon Courier roams by the beach near the camp. He's only oj, but might present a problem if he jumps you while you're wading through 3 or 4 greenies.

    With my faction repaired, I spoke with Macnol and he required that I kill Nock, a named Sheevra Archer at a small camp to the south. If Nock is not in the hut when you get there, you must kill the nearby Archers and Swordsman (effectively ruining your freshly repaired faction). When he eventually spawned for me, he was oj and he beat me with about 20% of his health remaining.

    Not wanting a replay of that fight, I leveled up to 16 (enabling me to train my Valor to 16 as well for the new self buff). When I returned, Nock was not up and after killing 5 or 6 of the nearby Sheevras, he spawned for me again. As a yellow con, he was no match for me and I killed him easily. However, having to kill Sheevras to spawn Nock twice really trashed the faction that I needed to speak again with Macnol. After a rather lengthy farming session at the Curmudgeon Camp (which had more greys at 16, but still enough greenies to provide easy killing), I found myself once again neutral to the Dergans.

    Handing the head of Nock to Macnol gets you the information that ***** requires, but in the end, Macnol betrayed me. He and one of his friends attacked me. Knowing that I could not handle two of them alone, I made a hasty retreat back to Mag Mell. ***** was pleased with the information and gave me a few silver and an enchanted version of his ring as payment for my services.

    Champion Scylar

    Edited, Sun Aug 31 17:17:43 2003
    RE: How to - As a 15/16 Champ
    # Jun 17 2004 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
    thanks. I have gone there nd wayted... I have started just passing by time to time, untill i read your post. Kill the archers and Nock came. At last!
    Loc of Nock
    # Aug 28 2003 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
    No one mentions the location of Nock.

    Silvermine Mts, loc=54441,924
    how to
    # Aug 21 2003 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
    .. this goes now a bit wierd, the howto actually starts from bellow, and this is 2nd msg from the 2nd day of my journey. So peek the msg bellow to get inf from the earlier steps.

    Seek The Moonstone, step 7. Find Watcher Rylie and stuff :

    Directly SE from Caille (and the man u talked, Emper) go a bout a mile, over the hills, and over the lake. You will see a black stone, head there. Creeps u need to talk with, are nightspawn.

    When u talk to the Watcher, some Trackers pop out from the woods, if u watch your step, u get only 1 attack u, and then the leftowers of their grp attacks u (1-7 mobs).

    TIP : Once again, if they're grey, they are equal to dead.

    ... continues in next epic piece, Seek of The Moonstone part B (or c, who the hell counts these anyway)
    How to
    # Aug 21 2003 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
    Howto for this Ench quest :

    Fargan is in biggest house in Mag Mell. He gives you a fargan's signet - ring. Put it on your characters finger, and keep it there as long as this quest is solved.

    To the beach behind MM, walk directly SE, you will see forrest with high brown trees. TNmBeo tower is in that forrest, cant miss it. (TNmBeo is other side of the realm, dont get confused). Macnol fella is in the tower ruins.

    TIP : Grey = Neutral. Just dont do this quest before dergans are grey.

    If u choose to strugle with the standings. Keel the courier that runs past Maidens every 5 mins, the named curm at camp SE from parth, or clear the dinnerhog/curmu camp once. Should do it.

    NOTE : Keep the ring in your finger at all times.

    Macnol tells u to kill someone named Nock. Head directly SE and follow the shore, long trip till you find hut+wagons. Nock should be inside the hut.

    Problem with Nock spawning : Kill all the achers and swordsman in the area. I hope they're grey to you, standings wont change.

    Still problems : type /appeal Problem with Nock spawning in Moonstone quest.

    Kill the Nock.

    Return the head to the Macnol fella. Who told you to take that ring off your finger? No one. As soon as you give the head to the fella, hes friends will charge you.

    Return to ****** give him the ******* signet ring.
    You will reseive next step, and a sub quest caller Merle's Info.

    You must complete the Merle's quest before u can go on with the epic.

    Go out from the MM Main house, tracker u need at this point stands near the tree across the road.

    Go to Howth, head behind howth up the hill, hut there contains Merle, the nutcase of the wild.

    Go to TNmBeo, head to the waterline, u will see a island bit right of you, go there, bellow the 3 wooden boats, is the Creeper.

    Ardaght, take horse to TU, jump at Ardee, and to the river near there is the other hut nut, Maeve The Crone, give her the crown.

    Caille is in Bri Leith, behind the hut in the Druim Cain end of the town, is Empar u need to talk with.

    Macnol Quest 15 for Enchanter
    # Aug 02 2003 at 5:15 AM Rating: Good
    Here is the easy way to speak to Macnol during the Dergans are agressive. (Forget killing Crumugeons to make the Dergans neutral)

    Take a save place in front of the tower at loc: 59280, 13895 , so that nobody attack you. Now send the PASSIVE Pet without damage-shield to Macnol, after the Dergans attack the Pet, Macnol attack the pet too. As soon as Macnol attack your pet call it back. Let your passive pet die in front off you, after that nobody will attack you (because the pet was passive and no opponent was damaged) and the opponents are going back to their position. In this time you can speak with Macnol :)
    What I figured out
    # Jun 26 2003 at 2:51 AM Rating: Default
    This is everything I had to do... I had the Dergans keep attacking me... when you click on a Fury it will say if they are neutral hostile or aggresive... you must kill the Crumugeons until they say they are neutral... If you are a higher level and the Crums are grey... Gray ones will not change you ranking... You must head south of the Parth Farm to find higher level Crums... They will be green and blue by then... Everytime you kill one it will say what factions went up and which went down... I had to kill 2 and half balls worth of experience at lvl 25... and they were all green before the Furys were not hostile towards me... Then I figured out you have to be wearing the ring... I kept trying to hand it to him... Once I did that part of the quest I was attacked but luckily the highest conning mob was 1 green and the rest were grays...

    Phydeauxx NoNoBadDawg
    27th Celt Champ
    The Crone
    # Jun 23 2003 at 3:32 AM Rating: Default
    I Am LvL 30 and i talked 2 maeve the crone and she says im not experienced enough........whats goin on??
    Answers for Help
    # Dec 15 2002 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
    40 posts
    To the person that dropped ******* Signet Ring, you need to /appeal and ask them to delete the quest so you can start it over.

    The the people that can't get Macnol to talk to them, is he Hostile or Aggresive to you? Chances are he is, so he won't talk to you. You have to kill a WHOLE LOT of Curmudgeons to improve your faction rating to them. I spent two days doing this.

    You might not have killed Dergans to get a bad rating with them. Killing Sheeries does it to, and I believe one other mob type. Try and notice which faction changes occur when you kill a mob. If you killed 100 Sheeries, then you might have to kill 100 Curmudgeons to fix your rating (not sure).

    SaTeFe is in the very middle of the Perth Farm Field. Get a group and pull perths near him, he is a Baf for several of those around him.
    # Sep 26 2002 at 3:19 PM Rating: Default
    Can any one help?
    I have to speak with macnol at the tower.
    I'm wearing the ring but all that hapens is the message "Macnol gives you a dirty look'
    How do i get him to tell me the next step of the quest?

    how to talk to Macnol??
    # Sep 20 2002 at 4:10 PM Rating: Default
    How do you get Macnol to stop attacking and talk?
    I'm wearing ******* signet and when i right click him, it says he's busy. Ya busy beatin the crap outta me!

    And killing Curms doesnt raise my faction with the dergans.

    Need Help to start this quest Please!
    If anyone knows email me
    The Crone
    # Sep 19 2002 at 3:17 AM Rating: Default
    At first the Crone wouldn't respond then I read here that I had to say fargan's signet... but now she say that I must be more experienced! And im lvl 24!
    # Sep 18 2002 at 6:18 PM Rating: Default
    I accidentally dropped the ring in sprag den and it dissapeared. any suggestions on what to do?
    # Sep 11 2002 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
    were is the lost tower aT i cant find it i need the loc
    RE: help
    # Sep 11 2002 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
    On the way to Parths farm.... in woods behind the Roanne Maidens.
    Enchanted Letter
    # Sep 01 2002 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
    Thank you for the help!

    Was able to kill the tracker and get the enchanted letter... but dont know what to do with it!

    I tried giving it to an Enchanter, ****** Enchanter Master...

    Don't know what else to do.

    Lvl 34 enchanter
    RE: Enchanted Letter
    # Sep 18 2002 at 12:03 PM Rating: Default
    If you haven't had it answered yet, I will let you know. Go to IC. Go to the house that has the Smith and the Vault Keeper in there. There is also an Enchanter. Give the letter to him.
    Enchanted Letter
    # Sep 01 2002 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
    Thank you for the help!

    Was able to kill the tracker and get the enchanted letter... but dont know what to do with it!

    I tried giving it to an Enchanter, ****** Enchanter Master...

    Don't know what else to do.

    Lvl 34 enchanter
    how the hell do i talk to a dergan that is hostile towards m
    # Aug 28 2002 at 11:18 PM Rating: Default
    # Aug 22 2002 at 8:45 AM Rating: Default
    When I tried speaking with Macnol he tried to kill me. Am I supposed to say something to him or just click on him so he will talk to me?
    # Aug 19 2002 at 3:04 AM Rating: Default
    i have not been able to find the location of the dogs... I must have missed it somewhere. looking forward to hearing from someone out there
    The Crone
    # Aug 12 2002 at 1:57 PM Rating: Default
    For some reason, I must have screwed up my epic. I talked to a tracker (in Ardagh) then the Merle, he said talk to The Crone, which I did and she didn't respond at all to me. I've been wearing the ring the entire time, btw. I'm guessing that maybe I spoke to the wrong tracker??? Because my journal changed - one quest says talk to either merle or the crone and the other one says speak to merle. So I spoke to merle, and he said speak to the crone, but the crone wont respond. Any ideas?
    Moonstone Quest - Hill Hounds
    # Aug 05 2002 at 10:14 AM Rating: Default
    Been looking for the hill hounds named Edan and Duana for 2 days now. Can anyone tell me where to find them? Do I have to be a certain level before they pop? Do they only pop at certain times? (I'm getting very frustrated by this whole quest!!)
    RE: Moonstone Quest - Hill Hounds
    # Sep 02 2002 at 8:23 AM Rating: Default
    Yah, they are next to farth farm. Take horse to farm, and head into the woods to your left. They are there.
    RE: Moonstone Quest - Hill Hounds
    # Aug 22 2002 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
    116 posts
    The hounds are normally found wandering around Macnol's tower, or maybe a little to the south of it, but still within the trees...

    Hope this helps...

    Anegale BloodRayne
    Deadly Nightshade.
    # Aug 02 2002 at 12:56 AM Rating: Default
    Noc isn't spawning. I helped friends do this quest before so i know he isn't a place-held spawn and i've waited all day and all night so he isn't a timed spawn either. He just won't spawn anymore (anyone know how to report a bug?)
    RE: Bugged
    # Aug 10 2002 at 6:38 PM Rating: Default
    Well i waited for 30 minutes and he spawned... the quest worked out fine after all
    RE: Bugged
    # Aug 06 2002 at 10:04 PM Rating: Default
    Yes, this is conformed, I just wasted several hours waiting for Nock to spawn. 2 days seems this i a reeealy screwed up bug because its the EPIC QUEST....
    all I can say is

    RE: Bugged
    # Aug 09 2002 at 8:23 PM Rating: Default
    ok...Nock has either been fixed, or he just takes literally several game days to spawn. So anyways I kill him and get his head. And now.....

    Stuipid Macnol dosnt want the item! why, god why...

    i still have neutral faction with the siabras, and he still wont take the head!

    anybody else have this problem?

    RE: Bugged
    # Aug 10 2002 at 3:52 PM Rating: Default
    ok you gotta remember tp be WEARING the signet ring when you give nocks head...thats what stuck me
    RE: Bugged
    # Aug 10 2002 at 1:19 PM Rating: Default
    Nock seems to be spawning better than usual from what I see...I've always been used to waiting and waiting for him but he's been there all morning and when I killed him for the quest, he re-spawned very very quickly.
    # Jul 31 2002 at 7:39 PM Rating: Default
    DON'T FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ABOVE! its much easier and safer to just raise you faction with the siabras. if you do what this guy says you'll be lucky ot even survive the initial attack on the camp, much less finnish the quest anytime soon. just kill curmudgeons til the siabra are neutral to you then walk right through the camp to macnol, piece of cake. also at the end of the quest when macnol attacks you he'll be the only one you'll have to fight(unless you in a group in which case one dergan will attack each member of your group). Happy Curmudgeon Hunting all!
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