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Building a Better Rat Trap

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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Tradeskill  (AA)
Journal Level 80 (Tier 9)
Journal Difficulty Solo
Starting Zone Nektropos Castle: Craftsman Errands more
How to Start Talk to "an unusual cauldron" in the forge room ( -8, 0, -27 ) /waypoint -8, 0, -27
part of: Artisan Epic Timeline
Preceded by:
Followed by:
Craftsman Errands

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  1. Travel to Nektropos Castle in Nektulos Forest.
  2. Zone into a special instance of Nektropos Castle, called Nektropos Castle: Craftsman Errands.
    • Be careful of the powerful heroic rats at the entrance. They will be 20 levels higher than you always (scaled).
    • They have a very short aggro range, so it is possible to sneak by without too much worry.
  3. Find the forge room (Straight ahead down the court yard, on the right, ( -10, 0, -27 ) /waypoint -9.55, 0.00, -26.51 Eq2map)
  4. Speak to the cauldron in the forge room to start this sub-quest


  1. There are four items to be found.
    • The recipe for a rat trap is on the bookshelf in the forge room.
    • Scrap metal can be found in barrels in the forge room ( -3, 0, -28 ) /waypoint -3, 0, -28.
    • Scrap wood is found in the stables ( -16, 0, -9 ) /waypoint -16, 0, -9.
    • Something edible looking is in the kitchen ( 13, 0, -26 ) /waypoint 13, 0, -26 hanging above the fire in the pot.
  2. Scribe the recipe and use the forge to build 20 traps.
    • Use the rat trap on the rats to maneuver around the castle and collect the items needed for Craftsman Errands

Note that you can set the traps and pull the rats to them to speed things up, but each trap will only disable 1 rat.


  • You are rewarded with AA.
  • (and the parts needed for the Errands quest)

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