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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Access  (AA)
Journal Level 28 (Tier 3)
Journal Difficulty Heroic
Starting Zone The Thundering Steppes more
How to Start Talk to Captain Abella Coranis at ( -255, -20, -414 ) /waypoint -255, -20, -414 near The Thundering Steppes dock.
part of: Zek Timeline
Preceded by:
The Captain's New Friend
Followed by:
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What does this information mean?

This quest was the second in a series to grant the adventurer access to Zek, the Orcish Wastes. Completion of the questline is no longer necessary to enter Zek, however it may still be obtained and completed.


  1. Stop supply runners in Antonica.
    • For Rusty and Noa Sails to appear, you must pass by a spot in Thundering Gorge on the way down the path from The Thundering Steppes and get the text message, "The sound of wooden cart wheels can be heard on the road below." ( -2317, 5, 725 ) /waypoint -2317, 5, 725
  2. Speak to Rusty Sails at ( -2231, -46, 499 ) /waypoint -2231, -46, 499.
    • When you hail Rusty, Gawar the Bad and a pair of orc marauders (all level 25, heroic) will spawn.
  3. After killing the orcs return to Captain Abella Coranis in the The Thundering Steppes.
  4. Talk with Engineer Ximmix Wobblecog on the docks in The Thundering Steppes at ( -481, -21, -383 ) /waypoint -481, -21, -383.
  5. Go to the The Crypt of Betrayal and retrieve Wobblecog's parts in the coffin. The coffin is next to Torg Bramblehair at ( -20, 7, -8 ) /waypoint -20, 7, -8.
    • After clicking on the coffin, you will be attacked by Gawar the Bad and 3 additional orcs. Gawar is level 25^^ Heroic and the three orcs are level 25v Heroic.
  6. Return to Engineer Ximmix Wobblecog.
  7. Gather Distilled Spirits from a jug in the Blackburrow brewery at ( 38, -40, 71 ) /waypoint 38, -40, 71. Gawar the Bad will again appear as you leave Blackburrow.
    • You may need to right-click the jug to bring up the option to choose the Distilled Spirits.
  8. Return to Engineer Ximmix Wobblecog.
  9. Hunt 5 clay crawlers and 5 living clays in the Ruins of Varsoon. You will once again be attacked by Gawar the Bad and 5 additional orcs (all level 27 heroics) when you get near the entrance to the Ruins of Varsoon.
  10. Return to Engineer Ximmix Wobblecog.
  11. Use a Mariner's Bell to zone into the Prize of Prexus instance (shown on the map between Antonica and Zek) and speak with Captain Abella Coranis upon arrival.
  12. Defeat several waves of Deathfist orcs. Kill Captain Bloodstain and Gawar the Bad once and for all in the final wave.
    • Anchors spawn on both sides of the deck, at the bow, and the stern; as long as the anchor is there it spawns pairs of Deathfist orcs. Destroy the anchors to slow the spawns.
  13. Speak to Captain Abella Coranis again to end the quest and be transported to the dock in Zek, the Orcish Wastes.