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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Deity
Journal Level 55 (Tier 6)
Journal Difficulty Solo
Starting Zone Greater Faydark more
How to Start Talk to Xilania Nevagon, near The Combine Spires at ( -496, 46, 271 ) /waypoint -496.00, 46.00, 271.00
part of: Innoruuk Timeline
Preceded by:
Rage Unleashed
Followed by:
A Hatred Repressed

What does this information mean?

This is part 3 of 5 of the Innoruuk Timeline.


  1. Speak with Xilania Nevagon ( -496, 46, 271 ) /waypoint -496, 46, 271 near the Combine Spires in Greater Faydark to begin the quest. She will give you a Shrumbler Net (inventory item).
  2. Capture a shrumbler hatchling:
  3. Find a sandsponge:
    • Harvest a shiftless sandsponge ( -346, -71, -762 ) /waypoint -346, -71, -762 -- but found all along the coast) in the sea to the east of The Nursery.
    • Kill the sandsponge (level 55 solo mob) that spawns on the sea floor and attacks you.
    • Pick up (right-click > Pick up) the shrumbler hatchling (NPC) that spawns at its corpse.
  4. Catch a spirit bud:
    • Release the shrumbler hatchling from your inventory (right-click > Release) near the front of the Nursery (this is the actual fae newbie area, The Nursery, not the hatchling nursery in the cave. Approx -122, -51, -735 ).
    • Follow it (so that you don't lose it!) while it wanders the area for about a minute and "swallows" a spirit bud.
    • When it respawns as a frustrated shrumbler hatchling, gut it (right-click > Gut it) to receive the quest update.
    • [Note: If your frustrated shrumbler hatchling becomes "bugged" and does not offer the "Gut it" option for the quest update, you can return to the shrumbler caves and reuse the Shrumbler Net to capture a new hatchling; you do not need to delete/restart the quest. Alternatively, wait a few seconds and it may return to the point at which you dropped it originally after which the "Gut it" option may function.]
  5. Return to Xilania Nevagon to complete the quest and claim your reward.


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