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Journal Category Heritage  (AA)
Journal Level 50 (Tier 6)
Journal Difficulty Heroic
Starting Zone Steamfont Mountains more
How to Start Examine the Old Telescopic Lens dropped by kobolds in Steamfont Mountains.
part of: Heritage Quests Timeline
Preceded by:
A Thread of Hope
Followed by:
An Ancient Desert Power
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Notes Edit

The Old Telescopic Lens is only dropped by certain kobolds that are level 40+. There are several places in Steamfont Mountains that hold such kobolds:

  • enslaved kobolds in Mines of Meldrath (POI) ( -1260, 94, 1054 ) /waypoint -1260, 94, 1054
  • 40+ kobolds in Grikbar Crater ( -306, 90, 1168 ) /waypoint -306, 90, 1168
  • 40+ kobolds in Mazkeen Crater ( -785, 117, 716 ) /waypoint -785, 117, 716
  • dropped in Klak'Anon zoo for me 30 january 2010
  • dropped off of Scout Pechyooka (he roams the southwest valley of Steamfont)
  • dropped off one of the stealthed patrolling kobolds in Kaladim (Near the king) - October, 2010.

Several people have reported getting the drop from either of these places quickly, while having no luck with the other. The drop, however, seems to be purely random as long as you're killing level 40+ kobolds.

The Lens is a body drop, so don't worry if you are over level 50. You may want to start the Language of the Dust (kobold language required for part of this quest) and Kobold L&L quests before farming the lens.

Steps Edit

  1. Obtain the Old Telescopic Lens and examine it to Start the Quest
  2. Speak with Vhizz Frugrin inside the Frugrin Observatory in Steamfont Mountains ( -957, 156, 740 ) /waypoint -957, 156, 740 Eq2map.
  3. He requires a lens:
  4. Return to Vhizz Frugrin in Steamfont Mountains.
  5. Next, he needs 3 catalysts:
    • Harvest heavy mineral water in the Steamfont Mountains.
      • This is in the center of the geyser at ( -588, 70, 1589 ) /waypoint -588, 70, 1589 Eq2map in the Steamfont Wetlands.
        • Note: You may need to harvest this multiple times until you get the mineral water. Most of the time you will only harvest a "steam vent."
    • Harvest ice crystals from Icespire Summit in Everfrost ( -91, 60, -900 ) /waypoint -91, 60, -900. Enter from the Icespire Caves at ( -157, 22, -526 ) /waypoint -157, 22, -526.
      • Travel to the end of the zone and clear the room. Level 48 - 49^^^ mobs, quite hard for the level. Low 50's players may need assistance. At 58 the entire zone was grey. The statue is at ( -52, 76, -623 ) /waypoint -52, 76, -623. The mobs guarding the statue will attack, even if they are grey enough to otherwise be non-aggro. Then harvest the crystals at the base of the statue.
        • Note: Icespire Summit is a Raid x2 zone, and has a level 44 Epic x2 halfway through. It is not required to kill it, but it will be hostile if you are below level 55. You are required to kill all the mobs in the last room to gather the crystals though, even though the zone might be grey to you. The quest forces you to kill all before gathering.
        • Note: Icespire Summit If you die in the final room against the attacking mobs, they will not attack you again once you return to the final room, and leave you to harvest the crystals at the bottom of the statue and still receive the update. (When I try to harvest them, I get the message, "You might want to take care of the creatures that are attacking you first!", even though I am not getting attacked.)
    • Harvest molten crystal from Lavastorm near the Ulteran Spire. ( -412, -31, -580 ) /waypoint -412, -31, -580
  6. Return to Vhizz Frugrin in Steamfont Mountains.
  7. Get the key to the door Vhizz saw from a kobold that has been run off by his fellows.
    1. Speak to a Grikbar outcast, a kobold in Steamfont Mountains at ( -1195, 96, 1306 ) /waypoint -1195, 96, 1306 Eq2map. To understand him, you need to speak Serilian (the kobold language), which you learn by completing the Language quest Language of the Dust.
    2. Kill 3 named kobolds in Steamfont Mountains
    3. Return to the Grikbar outcast in Steamfont Mountains ( -1195, 96, 1306 ) /waypoint -1195, 96, 1306 Eq2map for the key.
  8. Enter King Grikbar's Caverns from the Grikbar Crater in Steamfont Mountains ( -70, 80, 1294 ) /waypoint -70, 80, 1294 Eq2map. The entrance is in the Lair of the Rex, behind the banner. The trash mobs are level 49 & 50^^^ along with some 49 & 50^ groupings of 3.
  9. Kill King Grikbar, the Scourge of Steamfont for the Staff of the Observers. (Touch his food bowl to make him attackable)
    • WARNING: At 50% health, the king will call the zone to him, so clear before you engage.

Reward Edit

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