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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Signature
Journal Level 85 (Tier 9)
Journal Difficulty Heroic
Starting Zone Neriak, City of Hate more
How to Start See Starting the Quest below
part of: Necromancer Epic Weapon Timeline
Preceded by:
Followed by:
Shattered Sanity of the Mad
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Starting the QuestEdit

  1. Talk to Tohsa B'hondus in the basement of The Academy of Arcane Science in North Freeport. She eventually won't talk to you any more, but she mentions her teacher.
  2. Go to Turmoil Cemetary in the Commonlands and talk to Qurst, the gnome ghost in the Steelbone family crypt ( -1333, -68, 333 ) /waypoint -1333, -68, 333. He tells you a long story about having the bones of Vazaelle. He sends you to talk to an erudite in Neriak, City of Hate.
  3. Go to Neriak, City of Hate and talk to Dartain ( -708, 32, 233 ) /waypoint -708, 32, 233. He'll offer you the quest.
  4. Tested 1/23/2013, all necessary chest drops with the possible exception of Red Lord / White Lady mobs will occur if mobs are gray.


  1. Dartain will ask to duel. He's a Heroic 85^^ Necromancer with a T8 tank pet. You only need to hurt him to 10%.
    • Do NOT kill him. When he hits 10% health stop fighting and he'll show the quest book to update. If you DO kill him you will NOT get update if you don't hail him when the book is up. Unfortunately with the advent of ToV and gear, abilities you will need to use your lower level spells. Set pet passive, and try not to kill him. Might take several tries.
    • You can solo him but beware that from time to time he will disappear into the wall/ drop down one level. Either pull the pet off to get him out of the wall or jump down one level. A tough fight but definitely solo-able.
    • solo confirmed. MC geared and AD3'd necro - pulled him, rooted his pet and ran outside dragging my pet and Dartain outside for more room. Once his pet rejoins the fight, use your tainted heal AA line abilities on his pet and keep it rooted away from your pet and Dartain. Very easy fight this way. Didn't even need lifeburn~
  2. After you defeat him, speak to him to get the skull update and then head back to Qurst. Place the skull in the pot and this will spawn Qurst. Hail him to begin killing him.
  3. Kill Qurst. 85 ^^^ with 2 85 ^ pets - Kill pet (Cry of Madness) first. Pet hits like a truck - need well-geared full group for this step. Necro's pets seem unusable for this fight - but swarms work fine. If you have an enchanter, mezzing the two pets and killing Qurst is easiest. The pets will die when Qurst does.
    • Solo confirmed at 86 with Basic spec and junk gear. Killed Qurst.
  4. Speak to Tohsa B'hondus in The Academy of Arcane Science in North Freeport. You can do the next 4 steps in any order. The solo steps drops are random... The Temple Sentinels dropped the update on the third kill for me, while another necro I helped took one respawn to get the update, the same happened with the Temple of the Red Lord. A friend I helped before I was 80 got her update in one round of spawns, when I ran through the Temple of the Red Lord it took nearly two hours of killing to get my update to drop.
  5. Return to Tohsa B'hondus in The Academy of Arcane Science in North Freeport with the 4 fangs you have taken. You can do the next 2 steps in any order.
  6. Return to Tohsa B'hondus again with the spine parts. The next two steps must be done in the listed order.
    1. Go to Chardok. Kill Queen Velazul Dizok to obtain the sinew, her place holder also works. Note that more than one update will drop if there are multiple necros in the group.
    2. Go to Sebilis. Run to Venril Sathir's Lair entrance. Harvest the orb in front of it (Kotis' Necromantic Orb). Takes approx. 5 seconds with a named present. (can be harvested by multiple necros with out having to wait)
  7. Speak to Tohsa B'hondus in The Academy of Arcane Science in North Freeport.
  8. Kill Tohsa B'hondus. You will/may need help. She is 85^^^ with 3 adds with no arrows. They die when Tohsa dies.

STOP! If your goal is to have the Item for the Epic Conversion Timeline, you do NOT need to do the RAID version. You can begin that timeline now.


Insanity's Rapture - Fabled version

This quest is part of the Necromancer Epic Weapon Timeline, and can only be started/completed by a member of that class of at least Level 80.

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