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Counterfeit Writ
Level: Any
Rec. Level: 100+
Type: Solo
Starts With: Shanrek the Forger
Starts At: 66.5N, 49.9E in Bandit Castle
Repeat: 20 Hours

Overview

Walkthrough & Notes

  1. Give Shanrek the trade note and head north to 75.6N, 46.9E where you'll find a Blue Coral Reef in the water.
  2. Use the reef to spawn four Guardian Blue Coral Golems. Kill one to get a piece of Blue Coral.
  3. Return to Bandit Castle and give the coral to Shanrek the Forger who will give you a Fake Niffis Pearl which you can then take to any Agent of the Arcanum.
  4. The Agent will castigate you then give you an Official Agents of the Arcanum Notice to give to Shanrek. Shanrek will flag you to enter the portal to the Forger's Hideout just outside the walls at 66.6N 49.9E called KEEP OUT!.
  5. The portal sends you to a bandit mansion tucked away on the top of an obsidian spire at 76.0S 67.1W.
  6. There are several NPCs you can optionally talk to who give background about the operation. Go up and kill Gronk the Hammer who drops a Crate of Fake Niffis Pearls, a Niffis Shell Helm, and a Niffis Shell.
  7. Return the crate to an Agent of the Arcanum for your rewards.

Dungeons & Maps

Dungeon Coordinates Wiki Map ACmaps
Forger's Hideout 76.0S, 67.1W -- --

Rewards

Items:
1 random Tinkering mastery quill

Images

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Dialog

Opening Dialog

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Do you need cheap Housing Writs?"

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "For the kindly donation of a Trade Note (10,000), I'd be willing to tell you how this can be done."

Shanrek the Forger wrings his hands anxiously.
Giving Trade Note (10,000) to Shanrek the Forger

You give Shanrek the Forger Trade Note (10,000).

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "It just so happens I can make perfect copies of Niffis Pearls that can fool even the most discerning Agents of the Arcanum."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "I'm just missing one key ingredient
Blue Coral."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Once I have some Blue Coral, I'll be able to make some counterfeit Niffis Pearls which can be traded to the Agents of the Arcanum for Housing Writs."

Shanrek smiles broadly at you.

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "I thought I saw a Blue Coral Reef at 75.6N 46.9E."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "I'm sure you can find some Blue Coral there."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Good luck!"
Returning to Shanrek

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Well? Did you get it yet?"
Giving Blue Coral to Shanrek the Forger

You give Shanrek the Forger Blue Coral.

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "This is a fine piece of Blue Coral! One moment while I finish making your Fake Niffis Pearl."

Shanrek the Forger leaves and returns carrying a small round object.

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Here you go. Take this to any Agent of the Arcanum and trade it for a Housing Writ."

Shanrek the Forger gives you Fake Niffis Pearl.
Giving Fake Niffis Pearl to Agent of the Arcanum

You give Agent of the Arcanum Fake Niffis Pearl.

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "A counterfeit Niffis Pearl! You will soon learn the punishment for trying to deceive an Agent of the Arcanum."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "How does a thousand year sentence in the Queen's dungeon sound to you?"

Agent of the Arcanum seems to be lost in thought for a moment.

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Perhaps a deal may be struck."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Lately, a flood of these Fake Niffis Pearls have been appearing all over Dereth."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Unsuspecting adventurers such as yourself are taken in by nefarious individuals and sold Fake Niffis Pearls to be traded to the Arcanum for Housing Writs."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "We have just recently discovered these fakes and have been trying unsuccessfully to uncover the hideout of the forgers who craft these items."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Perhaps you will help us? In exchange for uncovering and destroying their hideout, I am willing to 'forgive' your transgression."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Or if you prefer I can just throw you in the dungeon and be done with it."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "It's your choice."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Here. Take this note and return to your contact. Try to get in their good graces and find the location of their hideout."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Once you destroy their ability to produce Fake Niffis Pearls, bring back any leftover inventory to us so that we may dispose of them."

Agent of the Arcanum gives you Official Agents of the Arcanum Notice.
Giving Official Agents of the Arcanum Notice to Shanrek the Forger

You give Shanrek the Forger Official Agents of the Arcanum Notice.

Shanrek the Forger's eyes widen noticeably as he reads the notice.

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "We'll make a fortune!"

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "I tell you what. You seem like a trustworthy person."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "There's a portal around back that leads to our hideout."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Go and fetch me as many Fake Niffis Pearls as they have and bring them back to me."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Hold on a moment, I need to sprinkle some of this on you in order for you to be able to pass though the portal safely."

Shanrek the Forger sprinkles some powder on you.

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "This stuff will allow you access to the portal for about a week."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "So don't dawdle."
Returning to Shanrek

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Well? Did you get it yet?"
Showing Crate of Fake Niffis Pearls to Shanrek the Forger

You allow Shanrek the Forger to examine your Crate of Fake Niffis Pearls.

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Very good! These will do nicely."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Take these to an Agent of the Arcanum and we'll split the profits."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Double cross me and I'll put a price on your head."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "I'm a personal friend of Oswald."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "A word from me and you'll be dead before you count your last Housing Writ."
Rewards Dialog

You give Agent of the Arcanum Crate of Fake Niffis Pearls.

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "You have done well. I'm sure they will think twice before trying to fool the Agents of the Arcanum."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "I absolve you of the crime of counterfeiting."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Although no reward is necessary, please accept this as a small token of our thanks."

Agent of the Arcanum gives you Writ of Refuge.

Agent of the Arcanum gives you Scribe's Quill.
Other Interactions
Returning to Shanrek the Forger

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "You traitor! I don't believe you turned us in to the Agents of the Arcanum."

Shanrek the Forger sneers at you.

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "I'd watch my back if I were you."

You give Shanrek the Forger Trade Note (10,000).

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "Is this supposed to compensate me for helping you dstroy our counterfeiting ring?"

Shanrek the Forger gestures rudely in your direction.

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "I'll take your money, but you better watch your back."

Shanrek the Forger tells you, "You've made some powerful enemies this day."
Chef Jonus

Chef Jonus tells you, "I used to be a famous chef, but now I am forced to cook for these outlaws."

Chef Jonus tells you, "Bah!"

Chef Jonus tells you, "It wouldn't be so bad except these heathens have no taste. I could cook up a pot of Banderling Stew and they would still eat it and call it great!"

Chef Jonus tells you, "My talents are wasted here!"

Chef Jonus tells you, "However, that blue skinned fellow that came in the other day seemed to appreciate my culinary skills. He even complimented me and said my food was fit for a King!"
Larnia

Larnia tells you, "These awful people kidnapped me from Holtburg and forced me to make Fake Niffis Pearls for them. But now that youre here I can go home now."

Larnia tells you, "Right?"
Hinkel

Hinkel tells you, "You didn't hear this from me, but Gronk isn't running this operation. I wish I could tell you who it is, but it definitely isn't Gronk."

Hinkel tells you, "An auroch has more smarts than that one."

Hinkel looks around.

Hinkel tells you, "And you didn't hear that from me neither."
Markis

Markis tells you, "I promise not to try and run away again."

Markis tells you, "Please don't let them eat me!"
Uziz Agent of the Arcanum

You give Agent of the Arcanum Fake Niffis Pearl.

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "A counterfeit Niffis Pearl! You will soon learn the punishment for trying to deceive an Agent of the Arcanum."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "How does a thousand year sentence in the Queen's dungeon sound to you?"

Agent of the Arcanum seems to be lost in thought for a moment.

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Perhaps a deal may be struck."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "A flood of these Fake Niffis Pearls have been appearing all over Dereth recently."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Unsuspecting adventurers such as yourself are taken in by nefarious individuals and sold Fake Niffis Pearls to be traded to the Arcanum for Housing Writs."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "We have just recently discovered these fakes and have been trying unsuccessfully to uncover the hideout of the forgers who craft these items."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Perhaps you may assist us. In exchange for uncovering and destroying their hideout, I am willing to 'forgive' your transgression."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Or if you prefer I can just throw you in the dungeon and be done with it."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "It is your choice."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Here. Take this note and return to your contact. Try to get in their good graces and find the location of their hideout."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Once you destroy their ability to produce Fake Niffis Pearls, bring back any leftover inventory to us so that we may dispose of them."

Agent of the Arcanum gives you Official Agents of the Arcanum Notice.


You give Agent of the Arcanum Crate of Fake Niffis Pearls.

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "You have done well. I am sure that they will think twice before trying to fool the Agents of the Arcanum."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "I absolve you of the crime of counterfeiting."

Agent of the Arcanum tells you, "Please accept this as a small token of our gratitude."

Agent of the Arcanum gives you Writ of Refuge.

Agent of the Arcanum gives you Scribe's Quill.

Update History

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