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Tears of Veeshan: The Core Problem

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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Signature  (AA)
Journal Level 95 (Tier 10)
Journal Difficulty Heroic
Starting Zone Obol Plains more
How to Start Speak to Zal'Urid ( -316, 15, 10 ) /waypoint -316, 15, 10
part of: Vesspyr Isles Timeline
Preceded by:
Tears of Veeshan: Shattered Dreams, Family Ties
Followed by:
Tears of Veeshan: Falling Tears

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  1. Find out if The Nexus Core can be repaired:
    1. Speak with Zal'Urid, near the entrance to The Nexus Core (Advanced Solo). ( 284, 157, -195 ) /waypoint 284, 157, -195
    2. Talk to Chymot, outside the lower entrance of the tower. ( 177, 154, -85 ) /waypoint 177, 154, -85
    3. USE Vizzeren's Arcanum Vision Elixir *before* entering instance to update the quest (which then allows you to see and collect the shards).
      • Note: You must be on or have completed the Family Ties quest and can get a new elixir from Vizzeren. ( 15, 195, 3 ) /waypoint 15, 195, 3
  2. Find and collect the Nexus Core shards
    • Collect the shard piece from Izshrash'Khar: Stratum of the Protectors (Shissar Temple), either the Advanced Solo or Heroic, on Sothshae. ( 712, 277, 696 ) /waypoint 711.91, 276.70, 696.15
      • Note: Shard is behind Imperial Construct at ( -118, 1785, -103 ) /waypoint -117.59, 1784.94, -103.02
      • Note: it is possible to reach the Shard by just killing the trash on the way up, avoiding all the Named, and be able to reach the shard by standing to the left-rear of Imperial Construct at ( -126, 1784, -99 ) /waypoint -126, 1784, -99.
    • Collect the shard from Ssrez'Ras: Chamber of Stasis (Shissar Temple), either the Advanced Solo or Heroic, on Sothshae.
      • Note: From right at the entrance you can jump down into the red bubbling pool where Ziskaya stands and click the shard at ( -109, -18, 7 ) /waypoint -109, -18, 7
  3. Complete repairs on The Nexus Core:
    1. Return to Zal'Urid with the shards.
    2. Search for Chymot on Veiled Thessk. ( -900, -50, 18 ) /waypoint -900, -50, 18
    3. Retrieve the Nexus Core Heart from within the The Fractured Hive (Advanced Solo) by defeating Queen Meacidaris, the final named.
    4. Return the Nexus Core Heart to Zal'Urid.
    5. Give Zal'Urid Crusader Jortreva's Healing Scale. (Note this is a quest reward from the quest Meditation and Annihilation, which must be completed before proceeding. To begin the quest line which ends with Meditation and Annihilation speak to Jortreva on Karak Peak ( -464, 139, -313 ) /waypoint -464, 139, -313)
    6. Defeat the two attacking Awakened etherhunters.
    7. Speak to Chymot outside the tower.


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