The Druid Quests
This quest guide was written by the player
, and posted on March 18, 2009.
The recommended minimum level for this quest is level 4.
Waypoint in the Stony Field
You may start on the druid quests at any time, but a good time to do it is after
completing the Sunlight Staff quest, but before you start the Graveyard Vampiress
quest. The graveyard quest is fairly difficult, and completing the druid quests
will give you more tools with which to confront the Vampiress.
You'll find the druid inside his underground tree home in the southwest corner of
the stony field. He will give you a few small errands to run, and can train
you in a couple of ranger skills to complete those errands. When you are done,
he will give you a small statue which summons a mountain lion to fight by your
side for a short period of time.
You must not kill any of the creatures you find in the druid's protected forest.
If you do, you will be unable to complete any of the remaining druid quests.
Fish caught when fishing don't count.
Be sure you have at least one practice left over so you can learn one of the
ranger skills the druid teaches.
Don't summon the lion inside the druid's home or in the encampment. The lion
will stay with the druid if you do, or may be killed by the people in the encampment.
The best place to summon it is immediately after leaving the druid's tree.
Completing the Quest
In the Druid's Forest
To reach the druid, leave from the waypoint in the encampment. Head east to the
rocky outcropping, then go south once, then head east again. You may meet a rusty
golem guarding the way to the stony field; if it blocks your way, destroy it and
Immediately when you enter the stony field, you should find yourself at a large
waypoint with a cache of food. Make sure to 'pray
' at this waypoint; once you
have prayed, you can use the 'waypoint
' command to move quickly from the stony
field to the encampment, avoiding all of the imps to the west.
To get to the druid, head south from the large waypoint in the stony field.
At the southwestern corner of the field, you'll come to a half-rotted fir tree.
Enter the tree, and you'll be inside the druid's home. Talk to the druid, and he
will give you your first quest.
The first druid quest is to gather some food and take it to a sleeping bear. To do
this you'll need to know either the forage skill or the fishing skill. The druid
teaches both, and you can take one of his fishing poles if you wish. After learning
the skill of your choice, leave the tree and type 'enter crack
' to go into the
druid's protected forest.
Once in the forest, if you head south and then southeast and then south you'll find
yourself near a stream. Use the 'fish
' command if you learned the fishing skill. If
you learned foraging instead, simply wander around the area and use the 'forage
command until you find something edible.
After you have food, enter the cave in the southwest part of the forest, and give
whatever food you found or caught to the bear. This completes the first druid
quest. Return to the druid and talk to him again.
For the second druid quest, he will ask you to go back into the protected forest
and search for some peppergrass leaves. The leaves can be found in several spots,
so just 'search
' and 'get peppergrass
' until you find some. Then return to the
druid and give him the leaves. This completes the second druid quest.
When you have finished both quests, the druid will give you a small wooden idol
that summons a mountain lion for a few minutes. Only use the idol after leaving
the fir tree; don't use it inside the tree, or the mountain lion will stay with
the druid. Leave the tree first, then use it.
Optional Side Quest
After completing the druid quests and summoning the lion outside his tree, you
may want to see the lion in action. There is a small carver camp to the east of
the tree, and the lion will help you make short work of it.
The imps in this camp are dirty, nasty things, and you may find yourself slightly
sick or poisoned after fighting them. This will wear off fairly quickly, but if
you find yourself losing hitpoints because of it you can either sleep it off or
return to the druid to buy cure spells.
Things to Consider
Fishing gives you more experience than foraging in the long run. Foraging and
fishing both give some amount of experience, but fishing is an activity you can
perform while resting and recouping mana and hp.
Do not kill any animals in the clearing or you cannot complete these two quests
(although you do get an evil quest for doing so).
The mountain lion is a good fighter and a strong ally, but it cannot use waypoints
or recall with you. You can leave it at the stony field waypoint or the cemetary
waypoint when you return to the encampment for supplies, and it should be there
when you return. The lion also will not enter the cemetary crypts, so it cannot
aid you there.
If you find yourself on the Road to Pellam, you've gone too far south and east.
You probably don't want to go down this road until you've completed the vampiress
quest; the kobold camp blocking the way to Pellam requires quite a few levels to
get through safely.