Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

dune6836

Diabloii.Net Member
Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Lost in the murky depths of lore there is told a tale of 85 mighty rings. These rings, it is fabled, were crafted in the very fires of the hell forge, by the mighty hammer of Hephasto himself.

Kept for aeons past in a hand crafted cabinet carved from finest human bone they hung resplendent in the great hall of the overlord Baal.

Following his imprisonment by the archangel Tyreal his once subjugated minions fell upon them selves and took to looting the great halls of their treasures.

For years they fought, one killing the next and taking his spoils, until, gradually, the collection was broken, scattered across the world, vanished.

Until now...

Do you have what it takes to reunite the collection?

Your primary goal is to search the lands and collect 1 cathan's seal for each possible ilvl. The weakest of the rings has a level of 15 and the greatest is 99.

Nefarious individuals have attempted to copy the rings of power for their own ends and you may find many duplicates in your travels.

Rumour has it that rings numbered 89-99 are the very rarest indeed.

Ring 94 is said to reside with Diablo in the darkest regions of hell.
Ring 95 was believed hidden away by Nihilathak. (edit 2/8/09 corrected ilvl), and for ring 99 you may need to sever the finger of Baal himself.

The others above 89 are said to lie only in the hands of merchants, traded and hoarded away. They will not part with them on whim, or for a low price.

Only once you have 1 of each will the collection be complete and your name be forever spoken in reverential whispers.

The copies, however, are also of some value, since the fewer there are the easier it will be to collect the true rings, therefore you have a secondary goal to collect as many of the fake cathan's seal rings as possible.

Due to an ancient magical enchantment, you can be sure that the very first of each number you find will be a true Cathan's Seal, those you stumble across subsequently are sure to be fakes.

Fair winds noble hero!

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------

  dune6836              17                    108

here is what i have so far..

Code:
ilvl      found

15
16
17
18
19
20
21          y
22          y
23
24
25
26          y
27
28          y        
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41          y
42
43          y
44
45
46
47
48
49          y
50
51
52
53
54
55          y
56
57          y
58
59          y
60
61          y
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83          y
84
85          y
86          y
87          y
**          y
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99          y
 
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kanonfutter

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Thats it. You are definitly :crazyeyes: :balloons: :banghead: insane

Good luck to all who enters, may God have mercy on your psyche.
 

Islandstone

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Ring 92 is in the hands of Nihilathak, but do expect to use some gold to get the remaining rings above 89.

But good luck!
 

Lynchgrinch

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

this is quite possibly the maddest plan i have ever heard!

good luck ;)
 

bcoe

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

This is really awesome. I can't wait to follow the progress. I may jump into the fray at some point if I need a break from current projects...
 

purplelocust

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Sounds great! I'm a sucker for grails (see this thread...)

I actually generally keep the Angelic rings more and generally throw Cathan's away. But I'm suspect I have a good variation of ilvl Cathan's. I also have some oddball Cathan's from the 1.07 resist ring cube recipes.

Before combing through this one, though, I should update my status on the other grails- I've been putting that off for a while.
 

Grisu

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Now I can't let you have first place in the ethereal grail thread and here... :p

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------

  Grisu			33		      189	
  dune6836              17                    108


Here are my ilvls:

15, 16, 22, 24, 29, 31, 35, 38, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 75, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, **, 99

EDIT: Very nice write-up by the way! :thumbup:
 

dune6836

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Grisu, ouch! nicely done though :) sorry about the eth grail thread but there isnt that much in it really so im sure you'll retake the lead in due course. (as long as someone knocks Hrus off again i'm happy ;) )

everyone, think of this as a reason to be cheerful when a cathans seal drops, rather than an all out cathans seal hunt. i havent been collecting them for that long myself and there are a few i should have for sure if i had picked them all up.

purplelocust, if you wanted to collect angelic halo's instead then feel free to add a new line to the table or make an angelic halo thread :D
 

potter

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

oh snap, i need to get in on this one. Though different ilvls will be somewhat tedious :p
 

nermind

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

This made me smile :) And kanonfutter is right! :p Good luck...)
 

Thomh

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Hahahaha, I hope you guys finish this grail:) Great idea!
 

potter

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------

  Grisu	        	33		       189	
  dune6836             17                     108
  potter                9                      23
Shouldn't have done that spring cleaning session just recently :(
Would've had somewhat more than what i have now
 

jrlafrance

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Grisu	        	33		       189	
  dune6836             17                     108
  potter                9                      23
I'm a bit of a stasher also, I never throw anything away!

Ilvls: 22, 23, 26, 28, 32, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 49, 50, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 64, 66, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, **, 89, 99.
Code:
ilvl	dune6836	Grisu	jrlafrance
			
15		1	
16		1	
17			
18			
19			
20			
21	1		
22	1	1	1
23			1
24		1	
25			
26	1		1
27			
28	1		1
29		1	
30			
31		1	
32			1
33			
34			
35		1	1
36			
37			
38		1	
39			
40			1
41	1		1
42		1	1
43	1	1	1
44			1
45		1	
46		1	1
47			
48		1	
49	1	1	1
50			1
51			
52			
53			
54			1
55	1	1	1
56			
57	1	1	1
58		1	1
59	1	1	1
60		1	
61	1	1	
62		1	
63			
64			1
65			
66			1
67			
68			
69			
70			
71			
72			
73			
74			
75		1	
76			1
77			1
78		1	1
79			1
80		1	1
81		1	1
82		1	1
83	1	1	1
84		1	1
85	1	1	1
86	1	1	1
87	1	1	1
**	1	1	1
89			1
90			1
91			
92			
93			
94			
95			
96			
97			
98			
99	1	1	1

Tot=	17	33	37

Meh, the formatting isn't cooperating, but you get the jist of it.
 
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tragor

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Someone here is completely mental.

Hope it's not me. :crazyeyes:

Best of luck with your hunting. I'm going to check my stashes to see if I have any numbers missing from the lists above, just in case I can cash in. lol

T
 

sirpoopsalot

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

... hey, a mindless task that I can pick away at without making anything resembling a concerted effort? Of course I'm in. :nod:

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Grisu	        	33		       189	
  dune6836             17                     108
  poops                12                      28
  potter                9                      23
Ilvls I have: 24, 26, 28, 45, 48, 49, 60, 85, 87, **, 91, 99


Thinking of the hundreds of these I've left lying on the ground over the years though, I wonder how much of a jumpstart I could've had if I'd kept them. I'm certain I'd be near 50 different ilvls, probably more. Probably another 3-4 gambled ones that would be in the 89+ range too. Oh well, at least now I don't have to curse when I see a green ring drop.


Edit: forgot to check my old HC stashes... updated.
 

Kassul

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Grisu	        	33		       189	
  Kassul               20                      48
  dune6836             17                     108
  poops                12                      28
  potter                9                      23
Like sirpoops I've left quite a few lying on the ground, at the time I had no regrets(why the hell would I want ANOTHER green ring?) but now... :(

48 Cathan's found, representing 20 ilvls
ilvls == 19, 22, 26, 28, 32, 41, 44, 45, 49, 51, 58, 59, 61, 62, 83, 84, 85, 87, **, 99

Rumour has it that rings numbered 89-99 are the very rarest indeed.
HILARIOUS :p I did not count, but quite a few of my Cathan's came from Baal. 99s are not that rare at all.

This very weird grail will give me just a bit more encouragement to go with heavier MF during questing in the hopes of finding a Cathan's. (Good lord it feels strange to say that!)
 

Ohomemgrande

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         33                     249  
  Grisu	        	33		       189	
  Kassul               20                      48
  dune6836             17                     108
  poops                12                      28
  potter                9                      23
I'm going to put myself ahead of Grisu by virtue of the 60 extra Cathan's I've picked up :)

I also seem to have the only ilvl 94 so far (I'm sure others have dropped, just not listed yet)

This is what I've got: 21-24, 26, 29, 38-39, 41, 44-46, 49, 55, 57-60, 67-69, 73, 75-76, 80-81, 85-**, 94, 99

I'm not crazy
 

Hrus

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

You are all insane... Well, I am not at home, but I got 531 Cathan Seal in my half year old backup...
 
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