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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Signature  (AA)
Journal Level 108 (Tier 11)
Journal Difficulty Heroic
Starting Zone The Sundered Frontier more
How to Start Talk to Bellengere the Three in Paineel
part of: Mage Epic Weapon 2.0 Timeline
Preceded by:
Broadening One's Arcane Horizons
Followed by:
Into the Maw
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Requirements Edit


  1. Speak with a researcher of arcane artifacts who has dealt with curses: -- Assistant Shortspanner in Tranquil Sea at ( 986, 27, 1088 ) /waypoint 986, 27, 1088
  2. Head to Phantom Sea and approach Aliena Belzia in Ssraeshza Temple (Heroic) in the northern room before killing the named, or you will need to return. The quest updates when you get close to her.
  3. Find a way to help Aliena Belzia: After receiving the update, start clearing the zone bosses. The boss room order is South, East, Middle, North. Once you have killed the Vathsis in the northern room, talk to Aillena again.
  4. Obtain:
    • a highly explosive item that can be triggered from within a shield -- resonant umbrite from the last named in Stygian Threshold (Heroic). This is a chest drop and only 1 drops per chest. Only 1 mage can be updated per instance.
    • a shield spell which can withstand an explosion -- a diacoustic aquatic shield spell scroll from Black Bolt in Maldura: Algorithm For Destruction (Heroic). This is a chest drop and only 1 drops per chest. Only 1 mage can be updated per instance.
    • an item that can cause the fragile umbrite crystals to explode via multi-layered high frequency sound waves -- Go to Shimmering Citadel.
      1. Rub the lamp in Shimmering Citadel ( -277, 185, -71 ) /waypoint -277, 185, -71 and talk to an Uruvan djinn (must speak Uruvanian). This update is on the top floor of the Eastern tower.
      2. Enter Shimmering Citadel: Inside the Bottle from Sinking Sands.
        1. Note: this may be bugged and take you to the wrong instance if you click on it. To be safer, right-click and choose "examine" instead. This may not always work, either, but it seems to be more reliable.
        2. Thus far, only 10 random spawn locations of the 15 possible are known). You're looking for an ornate metal lamp (NOT the lamp that goes to Sabaron's Palace, nor the one that goes to Azhar's Penitence.
        3. An inaudible harp can be harvested at ( 61, 1, -20 ) /waypoint 61, 1, -20 to update the quest.
        4. NOTE: If you haven't completed all prerequisites for this quest, you may be zoned in to 'A Djinn's Treasure Cache' instance instead. Complete HQ and ToV quest first to avoid this.
          An ornate metal lamp

          The zone-in to Shimmering Citadel: Inside the Bottle/Tipple's Focus

  5. Return to Bellengere the Three.
  6. Place the reonant umbrite and inaudible harp around the Blackscale rune cube, cast the a diacoustic aquatic shield spell scroll, and click the harp.
  7. Speak with Bellengere the Three again.
  8. Identify the creator of the Blackscale rune cube: Talk to Harla Dar on Veeshenna Tol in Vesspyr Isles at ( -102, 51, 740 ) /waypoint -102, 51, 740.
  9. Find a way to get Karkona's attention:
  10. Speak with Lady Karkona.
    • Note: It's amusing, but fruitless to mouth-off to dragons!
  11. At the end of the dialogue, hail Lady Karkona again to present the Glowing Black Stone (from your inventory) to her and update the quest.
  12. Return to Bellengere the Three in Paineel.
  13. Speak with Lady Karkona in Paineel near Bellengere.
  14. Gather the following items:
    • Gather arcane object of draconic blood.
    • NOTE: Some people have been able to skip the first two steps here and proceed directly to the Lair of the Haunts.
      1. Go to Chardok, at Waypoint: /way 849, -30, 221 and kill Sy'Vok the Scrollkeeper. Difficulty is duo if you are geared enough for Experts, and one of you is a healer. Merc doesn't work, the dps kills mercs.
      2. Next, go to the two rooms at the top of the stairs, in each you will find 2-3 rolled-up scrolls. Pick them up. They talk of the dragon agent that Lady Karkona mentioned.
      3. Zone in to Lair of the Haunts by clicking on the Moveable Stone Wall at ( -36, -58, 100 ) /waypoint -36, -58, 100
      4. Kill Tombwatch L'Drykk (105^^^, may need a group, same difficulty as the Scrollkeeper) at the bottom of Lair of the Haunts. All the quest mobs are invisible to group members, forcing the mage to pull them. Once they are in combat, everyone can see the mobs.
      5. Harvest the Dragon Blood Shard on top of the chest at ( -438, -117, 1 ) /waypoint -438, -117, 1
        Dragon Blood Shard

        The Dragon Blood Shard

    • Gather arcane object of draconic breath.
      • Harvest Urn of Dragon Breath in the Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants (Solo) (or Heroic) in the hidden room at ( 9, -5, -1205 ) /waypoint 8.90, -5.15, -1204.65. Just walk through the wall to the left of where the named stood. It looks like a big vase (a previously cleared instance does not seem to work). The heroic instance is quite hard compared to the solo instance which accepts two people or a merc.
    • Gather arcane object of draconic destruction.
  15. Return to Lady Karkona in Paineel (gives you recipe).
  16. Craft the Dragon's Tongue Staff (level 100 combine):
    1. Get a Shadebark for the combine.
    2. Go to Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold (Heroic) or Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold (Solo). (You can invis your way through). The crafting table you need only appears in the Heroic instance, so you might as well use that one.
    3. Harvest one Asmyx (greenish rocks on the floor, can only be found in a fresh instance).
      • Example locations: ( -155, 32, 433 ) /waypoint -154.52, 31.79, 432.56, ( -185, 36, 432 ) /waypoint -184.91, 36.25, 431.87, ( -170, 32, 494 ) /waypoint -169.67, 31.79, 493.88 ( -409, -1, 478 ) /waypoint -408.94, -1.47, 478.19, etc.
    4. Craft the Dragon's Tongue Staff at the Ancient Arcane Workbench ( -563, -17, 410 ) /waypoint -563, -17, 410 - (only available in the Heroic instance).
  17. Talk to Lady Karkona in The City of Paineel
    • Note: The rune cube appears to be attackable as soon as you get to Lady Karkona. Make sure you talk to her before you attack it.
  18. Equip the Dragon's Tongue Staff then destroy the rune cube. (The rune cube regens HPs fairly quickly, so don't expect to just hit it once and have it die.)
  19. Talk to Lady Karkona again.
  20. Talk to Bellengere the Three.



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This quest is part of the Mage Epic Weapon 2.0 Timeline, and can only be started by a member of that Archtype that matches the Requirements.