Note: It's an easy level 9 combine, but takes a long time to complete. Failure *is* possible and *does* consume the bladder. You can get 5 more bladders without leaving the Sathiran Alchemy Table by crafting the poison with nothing on the top green bar and the bottom blue bar completely full (ie: only craft with keys 4,5,6 and not 1,2,3). It can be commission made by an Alchemist as well, which can speed up the process. The location requires a group to reach, however, once there you can craft all 10 poisons safely when tucked into the corner of the "nook."
Note:DO NOT PURCHASE THESE ITEMS UNTIL ON THIS PART OF THE QUEST or your quest will not update. This is true as of April 15 2008. As of 2/8/09, if you did purchase these items before this you reached this step, you can sell the item to any vendor and buy it back. It will give you the update.
Rid Jestands - In The Lesser Faydark at the Nybright camp (115.47,-22.23,319.75). He is level 60^^^, but as soon as you aggro, he'll turn into an 85^^^ heroic. Hits VERY hard. Bring a solid group.
Ekner Darkblade - 85^^^ Spawns in the Festering Hag's room in The Estate of Unrest. Will be stealthed in between the stairs and wall. You can either use a see invisible buff or hit him with an AoE ability (AoE at ( 38, -23, 190 ) /waypoint 38, -23, 190 worked for me).
Head to Neriak, City of Hate. The Ebon Mask stronghold is near the far right side of the map. The mob you are looking for is Rhylinil K'Helviurden ( -482, 28, 94 ) /waypoint -482, 28, 94 on the first floor of the tower. When you hail him, a short dialogue will appear. Be ready to fight as soon as dialogue clears. Rhylinil K'Helviurden is an 85^^^HEROIC mob. About 15 seconds into this fight, Vykko T'Lach will also turn aggro and attack you. He is an 85^^ heroic. Adds somewhat significant dps. Once Rhylinil K'Helviurden dies, you will get update and it will not matter if you die.
The book is being held by Morticus Belaern in Teren's Grasp. Morticus Belaern is on the ground level, past the ramp up towards bank at ( 2223, 479, -779 ) /waypoint 2223, 479, -779. He turns into an 85^^^ heroic after dialogue and auto-attacks (It would appear you have to be wearing both the robe and the ring (Mark of Emissary) on this step as well).
You should receive the Ancient Grimoire, if not, kill him again. Respawn is about 10mins.
You must now find a Shisik Translator Kuza Sathak, she roams near Dalnir's Wheel in Kunzar Jungle. She will ask for 5 Platinum for her services, in order to complete this stage you must speak Sathirian (obtained from completing A Mysterious Black Tome collection quest) and be stealthed while speaking to her.
She begins speaking as you approach while stealthed. No hailing is actually required. If you are on the right step of the quest and know Sathirian, a quest turn in book will be over her head. However, if she does not start speaking on your approach you have left one of the two books behind - either in your bank, your house or thrown out of your pack.
You will need to wait a brief while. Long enough for her to start walking and get about 20 feet away should suffice.
She will return the tomes and send you to 'find and slay the creature that placed the spell upon the tomes'.
Preceptor Nyjuss sends you to 'discover the location of the temple mentioned in the tome', being Chelsith. Upon entering Chelsith, entrance is at ( 564, -147, 1341 ) /waypoint 564, -147, 1341 you get an update and the quest asks you to search for clues.
In Chelsith, there are statues where the rare named/placeholders spawn. The five statues must be clicked nearly simultaneously, so basically just have group members spam-click every item.
WARNING: This step is currently BUGGED. If you don't kill the Protector of the Blade before the instance expires, you'll find you wont be able to get updates.
Once you get the update, a chest will spawn near one of the altars. Clicking the chest spawns Protector of the Blade, an 85^^^ heroic Droag, at zone-in. He will run up to your location in about 20 seconds, then aggro.
This mob has AE knockback and requires pretty good DPS, a semi-decent off-tank (well-equipped brigand or better), or a battle-rezzing class. His AE makes the tank 2nd or 3rd on aggro list, and it is difficult to get back to #1 before the person who moved to #1 dies. He also has a huge power Drain.