You are asked to find evidence of Ardan Zimel. Talk to Horatio Mercuria, the Somborn mender, at ( -328, 14, -18 ) /waypoint -328, 14, -18.
Talk to Ardan Zimel at the small graveyard at the base of Castle Mistmoore ( 800, 84, 75 ) /waypoint 800, 84, 75.
Talk to Basil Askerville ( 210, 65, -167 ) /waypoint 210, 65, -167 behind the Pumpkin Headed Horseman, but not inside The Wolf's Maw. As long as you do not die, you can continue the conversation and get the update without killing anything. If Basil Askerville is not currently spawned, you will need to kill the werewolves at the camp to get him to appear. Basil and his werewolf bodyguards spawn every morning Norrath time(Basil does not spawn) You must kill the werewolves to get him to spawn.
Go to Arkelek's Gash in the Loping Plains and find the three blades. These are swords that appear on the ground. You need to go to them in order, then click on them, and pour the blood over them. This will make them spawn into attackable non-aggro NPCs, which you then need to kill. Their locations are:
First Blade of Aeristrom (level 69^): ( -173, 4, 335 ) /waypoint -173, 4, 335
Second Blade of Aeristrom (Level 69^^): ( -301, -4, 339 ) /waypoint -301, -4, 339
Third Blade of Aeristrom (Level 70^^^ Heroic): ( -333, 1, 463 ) /waypoint -333, 1, 463 (could possibly spawn as 69 ^^^)
Talk to Ardan Zimel on one of the lower mezzanines on the steps of Castle Mistmoore ( 457, 133, -10 ) /waypoint 457, 133, -10. He will spawn as you get near the location. At the end of the conversation, you will be attacked by a heroic group of 6 level 68v(single down) Somborn villagers. You can kill them with no faction loss [in fact, if you move along quickly you can avoid combat with them].
Make your way to The Ascent in the Mistmoore Catacombs and climb up to the level that Edge is on. Go to the west end of the long east-west hallway ( -74, -31, 28 ) /waypoint -74, -31, 28. Here you will find the chest. Attempt to open it using your Ankh. The quest will update and tell you to 'search for the origin of the magic chest.' This means Kaladim.
Upon reaching Kaladim, click and examine a pile of books ( -12, 33, -279 ) /waypoint -12, 33, -279 on the second floor of the small building. The quest will update with a series of tasks required to make copies of the 3 keys needed to open the chest. The room with the book itself is unguarded and you can use invisibility to sneak up to it without getting attacked by the things below. Interacting with the book doesn't drop invis.
Kill Grungetalon Miners around ( 109, 12, -346 ) /waypoint 109, 12, -346to get 12 uncommon vibrellium ore.
Enigma Crystals (guaranteed) drop from Grungetalon Directors. Clear the rock pile groups to spawn them if not up. (Long wait time, 15-20 minutes)
'Claim the key mold' from the 'master of the forge.' Iron Lord Kraxxaxis or his ph an Iron Lord, on the roof of the room where you inspected the book ( -12, 33, -279 ) /waypoint -12, 33, -279. (Aggro by getting as high as possible on second floor near books and use a blue attack aoe. Quest will update when minotaur's group is dead.)
Collect three forge hammers (Brell, Bolgin and Syrill) by killing the ratonga 'high priests' in the Cathedral ( 58, 30, -398 ) /waypoint 58, 30, -398,( 58, 30, -466 ) /waypoint 58, 30, -466,( 45, 30, -516 ) /waypoint 45, 30, -516. One update per room.
Go to the Everhot Forge (an anvil) ( -16, 27, -279 ) /waypoint -16, 27, -279in the building where Iron Lord spawns . There are 2 small anvils on the ground floor level.
Polish the keys off at the grinding stone on the to second floor, at ( -11, 34, -284 ) /waypoint -11, 34, -284.
Note A: You need to speak Thulian to answer some riddles. If anyone in your party does not, then choose the answer wrong four times in a row. Each time you do, it spawns one of the armors next to you. When you kill it, they will get an update anyway.
Note B: This part of the quest appears to be on a 30 minute timer. The NPC here despawns at some point, so if you arrive here and you need to leave to get the Thulian Puzzle Boxes for Thulian language you will need to let the timer run out and then click the chest to respawn the NPC.