The DDO Compendium is going away, and like much of the other DDO-related web presence, will not be replaced. I am rewriting and transferring some of the references that I created from the Compendium to this site while I can. These articles refer to older quests, but I still use the information, sporadically, while re-leveling my TR characters.
Qualifying for the Abbot raid is a complicated business (go here for details). Part of the process is filling out a special sigil frame that is available from Sir Rohine in the Upper Necropolis.
The sigil frame is a special container that only holds LoTD-required items. When complete, it is turned into Sir Rohine to unlock the Abbott pre-raid quest Litany of the Dead.
The following information was originally published by DaveyCrockett
There are four quests that drop the Sigil Pieces. Four pieces drop randomly within those four quests, and four pieces drop static within those four quests.
The static drops are:
The random drops are:
5 Left Pincer
6 Center Frame
7 Eye of the Abbot
8 Right Pincer
As pointed out by forum user Impaqt, Update 13 changed things such that all eight sigil pieces may now drop from any chest in any Orchard quest or in the Orchard adventure area.
However it remains true that they drop far more often in quests than in the adventure area, and those pieces marked “static” still drop in their originally-designated quests far more often than anywhere else.
In other words, if you need a left wing, you’ll still want to seek it in Flesh Maker’s Laboratory.
The sigil container is obtained from Sir Rohine when he gives you the quest chain. At first it looks like a gaping black hole
As you drop collectible pieces into it (via drag-and-drop), the image of the sigil within the container becomes more and more complete.
The image of the sigil container changes too, not just the image within, when you complete all of the pieces:
The pieces themselves:
Right Wing fills in the first slot of the sigil container
Left Wing fills in the second slot of the sigil container
Right Frame fills in the third slot of the sigil container
Left Frame fills in the fourth slot of the sigil container
Left Pincer fills in the fifth slot of the sigil container
Center Frame fills in the sixth slot of the sigil container
Eye of the Abbot fills in the seventh slot of the sigil container
Right Pincer fills in the last slot of the sigil container
The frame may contain multiples of each piece; only one set will be removed when you turn the frame into Sir Rohine. Any extras remain in the frame and will carry over into your next life, helping you qualify for the Litany of the Dead again after you True Reincarnate.
And if you are a TR character, you are going to want to re-qualify for the Litany of the Dead. Even if you never run the Abbot raid, the pre-raid is full of experience points