(Optional) Enough gathering skill to harvest tier 8 roots/bushes: Minimum 340 gathering skill without the use of skill-increasing equipment. This requirement can be avoided by buying the required items.
Find more about Everling Village by locating the Journal of Samantha Rageshree in the library of Nektropos Castle ( -19, 14, 52 ) /waypoint -19, 14, 52. This appears as a glowing book on the center shelves.
Continue to talk to Abelard Raleigh. He will refuse to give up Dalmat's tome and attack as a level 80^.
Attempt to kill Abelard Raleigh to take the tome by force. If he disappears after you kill him and you haven't gotten the update wait for him to re spawn and kill him again until you get the update. (He will not become active for the update right when you hail him, so if you have a merc, dismiss him, as he will be killed too quickly)
Note: Durus Decapitators, Durus scar guardians, etc are located in Jarsath Wastes ( 563, -60, -37 ) /waypoint 562.87, -60.42, -37.27 There are approximately 42 of them in the Howling Stones chasm. Chrono to level 80 and run through with a merc to get the updates quickly. Two runs shouid yield enough for the quest.
Collect 6 Mantrap roots. These can be bought or harvested and come from either root or shrub nodes. Ran on 10/7/16 and mantrap roots were not required.
Collect 10 pieces of smoldering material. These also can now be bought or harvested and come from any T8 node.
NOTE: You can save a lot of money on these steps by buying ONE mantrap root or smoldering material, putting it on your broker, and taking it back out until you have all of the updates.(for bronze/silver player on the EQX server, you can just put them in to your guild storage box and remove them to get the update, as well.)
Tahd Feek will be able to make the poison with these ingredients.
Examine the gravestone, look closer, and pour the bottle down the cylinder hole. You'll receive another journal page and an idol.
Find out more about Kyrtoxxulous and the idol:
Head to South Qeynos mage tower, and go through the red portal. Down the stairs, turn right and around, then there will be a glowing book behind one of the pillars on the left hand side, ( 707, 42, 104 ) /waypoint 707, 42, 104. Take it.
Kill Taskmaster Kulrak in the Sebilis Slave Quarters ( -243, -25, 423 ) /waypoint -243, -25, 423. Everybody who needs the idol in the group gets it (body drop). Placeholder is "a foreman" with about roughly 10-20 minutes respawn. The placeholder will not give an update.
Kill either the Queen Velazul Dizok or her placeholder, "a Gorowyn royal delegate", deep in Chardok palace area ( 1313, -67, 228 ) /waypoint 1313, -67, 228 and loot the Idol from the chest she drops. Everybody who needs it in the group gets the idol. (To get the Queen to spawn, all 4 of her kneeling guards that surround the throne must be killed. Once done the queen will spawn within 30 minutes.)
Note: I killed everything in the room she spawns in, was standing on her throne for 1 min.
Complete the ritual started by the reet slaves.
Place the idols around the makeshift shrine down in the ravine in eastern Fens of Nathsar ( -1687, -401, 1103 ) /waypoint -1687, -401, 1103 and be ready for a fight.
The spirit of Gherzhas (level 86^^^) will spawn and attack once you place the idols. Kill him to receive your quest reward.
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.