EVERQUEST 23RD ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

Where to find them and how to do them!

New stuff to do and see, 'cuz it's the big Two-Three! - Bonzz

ANNIVERSARY LORE

The 5th Anniversary of EverQuest saw the introduction of temporary, special Anniversary event.

After that, it became an annual inclusion in EverQuest, with new events being added each year, as well as the old ones being reactivated right along beside them.

Anniversary Events generally start around March 16th (EverQuest was launched March 16, 1999), and continue to about mid-May.

There are now so many Anniversary Events that they are implemented in two parts... "Modern" events (14th Anniversary and forward) and "Legacy" events (5th to 13th Anniversary).

As a note, there were no Anniversary Events before the 5th Year of EverQuest.

The "Legacy" events do not award Commemorative Coins, but do include Fabled MOB's. These events do not start until near mid-April.

The "Modern" events generally do award Commemorative Coin, which is a specialty coin that can used to buy special items with "a jubilant merchant" in the Plane of Knowledge (near the Nexus stone, stuff ain't cheap!). These events start right away.

The Mechanical Fortune Teller (near the Crescent Reach stone) was added to the Plane of Knowledge, to help direct you to the events (by year), because now, there are a lot of them. Just hail her and follow along.

INTERESTING FACTOIDS: 'Khrix' (pronounced 'Criss') is a numerical value in Chaldean / Pythagorean numerology. It is also a slang term for a gifted man. 'Espoir' (pronounced 'ess-pwaa') is French word that means hope.

23RD ANNIVERSARY

The 23rd Anniversary was in 2022.

RELATED ACHIEVEMENTS:

23rd Anniversary Tasks (do the three tasks)

23rd Anniversary Mission (beat the three missions)

23rd Anniversary Mission Challenges (complete the five special challenges in the group missions)

23rd Anniversary Raid (beat the raid)

23rd Anniversary Raid Challenges (complete the three special challenges in the raid)

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DEATH FINDS A WAY (Solo)          PAINTINGS PLAYING POKER (Solo)          THE KNOWN LAWS OF AVIATION (Solo)

BEYOND ESPOIR (Group Mission)          RISKY RAT RESCUE (Group Mission)          WHISPERS IN THE DARK (Group Mission)

MAD EMPEROR (Raid)

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Paintings Playing Poker

1) WEST FREEPORT:  You are looking for Big Slick Jones, who is standing by a  tree just out from the main gates to the city (/waypoint 5, 150).

Hail and follow along, or just try saying, "Paintings," to get this task.

NOTE: The quest spam says that Big Slick Jones, "...passes over a card the size of a playing card, with a formal listing of all the great poker spots throughout Norrath." This is not an actual item (it is virtual 'flavor').

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2) VARIOUS ZONESBig Slick Jones wants you to go on  'tour' to see / find a number of Poker Paintings.

Some of these may in areas of danger, so be prepared for that.

The Paintings, which are location updates (you may have to stand by the Painting a moment, or inch about, to get the update), can be seen at these locations:

NOTE: If the /waypoint locations do not work in certain zones, or because of elevation / distance, you can still get there the old way.

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3) WEST FREEPORT:  Head back to Big Slick Jones.

Hail him to finish up (you will get ten (10) Commemorative Coins).

The Memento Grog is a temporary drink. You can either drink it or put it in your house, if you want to keep it.

RELATED ACHIEVMENT23rd Anniversary Tasks

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The Known Laws of Aviation (Solo)

1) THE RATHE MOUNTAINS:  You are looking for Giraga, who is at a dead end path, to the North East (/waypoint 3300, -3450).

Hail Giraga an follow along, or just try saying 'Mebbe' to get this task.

You will get Volantpiscis' Riddles, which is a book containing three (3) riddles.

If you want to figure our the answers yourself, go ahead!

Otherwise, if you need extra clues for the riddles, you can talk to Volantpiscis, who is also right there.

If you just want the answers outright, just highlight the black line below, to reveal them.

The answers are: Plane of Knowledge, Fippy Darkpaw & Owlbear.

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2) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: You are looking for Angler Suzelle, who is on 'Find' (near the small bank area).

Hail Angler Suzelle and follow along and you will discover that she wants a Meat Pie.

Just up above, you can buy a Meat Pie from Chef Denrun. Buy a Meat Pie and give it to Angler Suzelle.

She will give you a Sterling Silver Sunfish (Lore, No Trade).

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3) NORTH QEYNOS: You are looking for Guard Urli, who is on 'Find' (he is one of the Guards at the city gate).

Hail Guard Urli and follow along, and will give you a Qeynos Guard's Rope (Lore, No Trade) to use on a satiated rat.

The a satiated rat is out by  tree (/waypoint 1050, 640). Give the  Qeynos Guard's Rope to a satiated rat, and you will get a Captain's Smoking Pipe.

Take the Captain's Smoking Pipe back to Guard Urli and he will give you a Clove Hitch Knot (Lore, No Trade).

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4) HOLLOWSHADE MOOR: You are here to hunt owlbears (any kind).

NOTE: If the Owlbears are not up, then you will have to control the 'war' (outlined here) to get them to respawn.

Head to to the Owlbear caves (/waypoint 2085, 1150) and kill any two (2) owlbears. Upon killing the second one, you should get a Tuft of Owlbear Feathers (Lore, No Trade) on your cursor. If not, kill more Owlbears until it does.

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5) THE RATHE MOUNTAINS:  Head back to Giraga & Volantpiscis.

Give the Sterling Silver Sunfish, Clove Hitch Knot and Tuft of Owlbear Feathers to Volantpiscis.

Then say 'wings' to Volantpiscis. You will get a Faux Flying Fish (Lore, No Trade).

Give the Faux Flying Fish to Giraga, to finish up.

You will get ten (10) Commemorative Coins.

RELATED ACHIEVMENT23rd Anniversary Tasks

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Death Finds a Way (Solo)

1) SHAR VAHL: You are You are looking for Krastoraab, Disciple of the Cycle, who is on 'Find' (/waypoint -500, 90).

Hail Krastoraab, Disciple of the Cycle and follow along, or just try saying "lesson' to get this task.

You now have to find a ground spawn, a Toxic Ehayae's Offering (Magic, Lore, No Trade), based on the long and vague hints from Krastoraab, Disciple of the Cycle!

If you enjoy the hunt and want to find it on your own, hop to it!

Otherwise, highlight the black lines below, to reveal two (2) more hints... or for the outright answer.

HINT: The Quest narrative talks about a character staying in Shar Vahl, suggesting they have a room (bedroom) somewhere.

HINT: The Quest narrative also speaks of the 'smell' of burning Sage, suggesting that fire / smoke is involved.

ANSWER: It looks like a smoldering torch lying on a dresser, in a room on the second floor of a building on the North side of the city... /waypoint 440, 405, -165).

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3)  SHAR VAHL: Head back to Krastoraab, Disciple of the Cycle, and hand over the Toxic Ehayae's Offering.

Now you need to locate and hail the following NPC's which are all on 'Find' and are all ghosts:

Once done, head back to Krastoraab, Disciple of the Cycle and hail him.

He should give you a Offering to Sahteb Mahlni (Magic, Lore, No Trade).

Now find Sineb (outside the gates to the left, /waypoint -600, -235) and give him the Offering to Sahteb Mahlni.

If you have a Ring of Jaggedpine, it will be real handy right about now.

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4) JAGGEDPINE FOREST:  Head to the Gnoll caves in the north.

Kill Gnolls (any kind) until you loot an Offering to Drinal (Magic, Lore, No Trade).

It took me less than five (5) kills.

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5) SHAR VAHL: Head back to Sineb and give him the Offering to Drinal.

Then head back to Krastoraab, Disciple of the Cycle and hail him to finish up!

You will get ten (10) Commemorative Coins.

While anyone can participate in the group mission (outlined below), this unlocks the ability to request the group mission (below).

RELATED ACHIEVMENT23rd Anniversary Tasks

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Beyond Espoir (Group Mission)

1) SHAR VAHL: You are You are looking for Krastoraab, Disciple of the Cycle, who is on 'Find' (/waypoint -500, 90).

You must have all ready completed the solo task, 'Death Will Find a Way' (above) in order to request this mission.

This is a group mission, requiring at least three (3) group members.

Hail Krastoraab, Disciple of the Cycle and follow along or just try saying, 'journey' to get this mission.

Then say "Ready" to Krastoraab, Disciple of the Cycle, to zone in to the instance.

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2) THE DEEP: TRAIL OF THE CYCLE: You are here to kill four (4) Mob's, that you should be familiar with from the previous solo task (above).

All four (4) of them are undead, Level 120 and are on 'Find.'

All about there will be 'thought horror fiends,' that are undead and seem to see through both Invisible and Invisible to Undead (they all seem to be Level 100).

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2) THE DEEP: TRAIL OF THE CYCLE: When you zone in, you will see Jonus Siedel (Level 120) nearby.

You can clear the surrounding horror fiends if you like, as Jonus Siedel does not activate until you hail him.

When ready, hail Jonus Siedel, he will then morph into a cloaked shade and attack you.

BONUS CHALLENGE: Beyond Espoir: Jonus Bonus - Finish the fight at less than 50% hp.

During this fight, there is an Achievement related Bonus if you kill him while you are under 50% Health. This will require a slow down or stoppage of healing after a certain point, depending on your groups DPS (10% or less).

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3) THE DEEP: TRAIL OF THE CYCLE: Next up is Lorelei Carversbane (Level 120).

She is on 'Find.'

Hail Lorelei Carversbane, she will morph into a banshee and then attack.

At about 50%, she will call for assistance, and two (2) adds will spawn... A devout trumpeter (Level 120) and a A stalwart herald (Level 120). They will attack you and also heal Lorelei Carversbane. They are immune to root.

BONUS CHALLENGE: Beyond Espoir: Sly Lorelei: Kill her while her healing add is still alive.

During this fight, there is an Achievement related Bonus if you kill her while her 'healer add" is still alive (A devout trumpeter).

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4) THE DEEP: TRAIL OF THE CYCLE: Next up is Salk Hopfit (Level 120).

He is on 'Find.'

Hail Salk Hopfit, he will morph into a tiger and then attack.

He has area attacks that he does, that one should try to avoid... unless you want the Bonus (see below).

BONUS CHALLENGE: Beyond Espoir: The Incredible Salk - Get hit by each of Salk's area attacks.

During this fight, there is an Achievement related Bonus if you get hit by each of his area attacks. These happen at about 75%, 50% & 25%. White auras will appear on the ground... just stand in them.

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5) THE DEEP: TRAIL OF THE CYCLE: Next up is Sineb (Level 120).

He is on 'Find.'

Hail Sineb, he will morph into an owlbear and then attack.

At about 50% he will call for assistance and two (2) Level 120 adds will spawn... A brawny auger (that will 'lock' Sineb's health, until it's killed) and A primal soothsayer (who will heal Sineb).

Go ahead and kill the adds when they spawn, ASAP, then finish off Sineb.

Once Sineb and his adds are defeated, Sineb will respawn in his original form.

Before you speak to him, you need to open a lockbox, that spawned, nearby.

You will get one (1) loot item in a lockbox, for the group to roll on. The gear is comparable to ToL T3 (Crafted) Group Gear.

Also, a Primal Owlbear Beak (Magic, Lore, No Trade) will also appear on all group members cursors.

Once done with loot, hail Sineb and say 'Leave" to zone out.

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6) SHAR VAHL: Head back to Krastoraab, Disciple of the Cycle.

SECRET BONUS ITEM: But wait! Before that, head over to Sineb. Give him the Primal Owlbear Beak, (he will give it back) to get a Fungal Shrieker Spore (a stat familiar)!

Give the Primal Owlbear Beak to Krastoraab, Disciple of the Cycle to finish up!

You will get fifteen (15) Commemorative Coins.

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Risky Rat Rescue (Group Mission)

1) THE NEXUS: You are looking for Drifter Minki (Level 110), who is just inside the zone, as you enter from the Plane of Knowledge (/waypoint 47, 330).

Hail Drifter Minki and follow along or just try saying, "I'm Pretty Strong," to get this group mission (you can get this mission with just 1 Player).

Then say "Come with Minki," to zone into the instance.

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2) DRAGON NECROPOLIS: RISKY RAT RESCUE: You are looking for Minki (Level 110), who is nearby (/waypoint 280, -1460).

Hail Minki and follow along and then follow him into the cave.

There are a number of a skulking phase spider along the way (Level 110). They do not see invis, but you might want to kill them to provide back pedal room for the ambush (see below), if you need to.

Minki will stop and stand there. If you move just past him (/waypoint 350, -1375), you will trigger a location update and four (4) a Chetari Scavenger (Level 115) will spawn and attack. They see invisible. They can be rooted, mezzed and pacified. You need to kill all four (4) of them.

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3) DRAGON NECROPOLIS: RISKY RAT RESCUE: Hail Minki and follow along.

BONUS CHALLENGE: Risky Rat Rescue: When You Give a Mouse Some Cheese: Feed Rinki a piece of cheese. 

It is at this point that you can complete the Bonus Achievement. If you want or need to do this, hail say to him , 'Snack,' and then follow him.

He will lead to to a location where Endsa (Level 120,  /waypoint XXX XXX) will spawn.

Kill Endsa and a Necropolis Cheese will appear on your cursor (everyone in the group will get one, but only one Player can do the turn in, see #5 below).

Hang on to this, for later (see below).

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4) DRAGON NECROPOLIS: RISKY RAT RESCUE: Hail Minki and follow along, if needed, then follow him to the next location.

Along the way, you will will encounter two (2) more a Chetari Scavenger that you will have to kill to get past (/waypoint 830, -1085).

As you approach Minki for the next location update (/waypoint XXX XXX), five (5) MOB's (a Chetari raidera Chetari Druid...) will spawn.

You need to kill all five (5) of them.

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5) DRAGON NECROPOLIS: RISKY RAT RESCUE: You should see Rinki (Level 124) nearby (/waypoint XXX XXX).

BONUS CHALLENGE: Do not speak to Rinki yet. Instead, any Player in the group can just hand Rinki the Necropolis Cheese to complete the Bonus Challenge (see #3, above).

Everyone in the group will get an Enda's Incisor of Striking on their cursor. This item can be converted into four (4) other variant damage augs, by using the 'Claim reward' button in the item window (you will get a reward window to select any one of he five (5) variant augs).

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6) DRAGON NECROPOLIS: RISKY RAT RESCUE: Next hail Rinki and follow along, if needed.

He will change into Maddened Rinki (Level 124). Kill him.

Once he is dead, a Plundered Chetari Treasure (a chest) will appear. Open it to finish up and get one (1) item of loot for the group to roll on. The loot is what would be equivalent to T4 ToL gear.

You will also get fifteen (15) Commemorative Coins.

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Whispers in the Dark (Group Mission)

1) SHAR VAHL: You are looking for Spiritist Nathra (Level 121), who is in the center area of the city by the pool (/waypoint -90, -195).

Hail Spiritist Nathra and follow along, to get this group mission (you can get this mission with just 1 Player).

Then say, "Lead," to Spiritist Nathra, to zone in to the instance.

HINT: Never fight in the tunnels, or else you might get an seemingly endless parade of roaming adds.

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2) SHADEWEAVER'S THICKET: WHISPERS IN THE DARKSpiritist Nathra (Level 121) is nearby (/waypoint -1860, -285).

Hail Spiritist Nathra and follow along if needed, for an update.

BONUS CHALLENGE: Whispers in the Dark: Strengthened Khrix: Join Khrix with a suitable spirit anchor. Only one (1) group member per mission will be able to get the bonus loot, so decide who that is. Whoever it is, then needs to say to Spiritist Nathra, 'spirit anchor,' and they will get an Empty  Medicine Bag. They need to hang on to this.

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3) SHADEWEAVER'S THICKET: WHISPERS IN THE DARK: Next, head into the nearby tunnel for a location update at the precipice.

Below are a number of 'Loda Kai' MOB's (Level 116 to Level 118). You need to kill eight (8) of them.

They do not see invisible, they can be pacified, mezzed and rooted. 

They are all buffed with as many as three (3) different damage shields, so it is a good idea to use reverse damage shields and dispell on them.

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4) SHADEWEAVER'S THICKET: WHISPERS IN THE DARK: Next, find a secured chest that has now spawned in the same area (/waypoint -1545, -175).

When you /open it (there is nothing in it), two (2) a Shak Dratha guardsman (Level 118) will spawn nearby (either side of the nearby rock).

Kill them.

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5) SHADEWEAVER'S THICKET: WHISPERS IN THE DARK: Now head further into the tunnel (north), for another location update.

Then keep heading north, for another location update (go up the ramp in the next room and into the upper tunnel).

Further down that upper tunnel, is a room off to the left, where you will see a number of 'Shak Dratha' MOB's (Level 116 to level 117). 

You need to kill eight (8) of them.

They do not see invisible, they can be pacified, mezzed and rooted.

They are buffed with Shaman / Cleric type buffs as well as a fire damage shield, , so it is a good idea to use reverse damage shields and dispell on them.

TIP: Since the named (see next step) sees invis, has a larger aggro range, and there are roamers / MOB's galore in his room... it is a good idea to back track to the previous room after the update and clear the area near the south tunnel. Fight in the crevice on the north side of the room, against the wall, to avoid most roamers (there is one Loda Kai MOB that might path through, but nothing else).

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6) SHADEWEAVER'S THICKET: WHISPERS IN THE DARK: Next, find a secured chest that has now spawned in the same area (/waypoint 895, -760).

There are three (3) 'Shak Dratha' MOB's around it you need to kill (unless you killed them all ready).

BONUS CHALLENGE: Whispers in the Dark: Strengthened Khrix: Join Khrix with a suitable spirit anchor.

When you /open it, the pre-selected group member needs to loot the Khrix (see #2, above).

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7) SHADEWEAVER'S THICKET: WHISPERS IN THE DARK: Next, head back where you came from and down the ramp, back to the room below it.

Shak Dratha Overseer (Level 123, sees through Invisible and has a large aggro range) should have spawned near the eastern tunnel (/waypoint -195, -25).

You need to kill it. Shak Dratha Overseer. He will summon adds (the adds seem to be times, so the faster you can kill him, the less adds you get).

The pre-selected group member needs to loot the Owl Totem (see #2 above).

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8) SHADEWEAVER'S THICKET: WHISPERS IN THE DARKShak Dratha Overseer should have dropped an Owl Totem

BONUS CHALLENGE: Whispers in the Dark: Strengthened Khrix: Join Khrix with a suitable spirit anchor.

Combine the Khrix with the Owl Totem inside the Empty  Medicine Bag, to make a Spirit-filled Medicine Bag.

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9) SHADEWEAVER'S THICKET: WHISPERS IN THE DARK: Head back to Spiritist Nathra to finish up.

BONUS CHALLENGE: Whispers in the Dark: Strengthened Khrix: Join Khrix with a suitable spirit anchor.

If anyone in the group is going for the bonus item, they need to hail and hand the Spirit-filled Medicine Bag to Spiritist Nathra.

They will get a Spirit of the Lost (a click item that will lead you to a ground spawn collect, if any).

If no one is going for the bonus item, then hail and hand the Khrix to Spiritist Nathra, to finish up.

Once done, a reward chest will appear nearby... /open it to finish up and get one (1) loot for the group to roll on. The loot is what would be equivalent to T4 ToL gear.

You will also get fifteen (15) Commemorative Coins.

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Mad Emperor (Raid)

1) THE DREADLANDS: You are looking for a frightened guardian, who is near Karnor's Castle (/waypoint 765, -1810).

This is a raid that requires at least six (6) Players (maximum 72).

While you can go in with just six (6) Players, this does no include Mercs (no Mercs allowed).

NOTE: This raid is simply a revamp, albeit in a different zone, of the 'Drusella's Vault' raid event in Sathir's Tomb. So, if you are familiar with that raid, you have an idea on this raid.

Hail a frightened guardian and follow along, or just try saying, "want" to get this raid. Then, say 'Ready' to zone in.

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2) KARNOR'S CASTLE: MAD EMPEROR: When you zone in, you will be in a small room with a frightened guardian. You can say 'leave' to him, if you want to zone out.

Trash MOB's here (Level 125) are inactive, until you activate the event.

To activate the event, go into and across the next room, to a room on the other side.

There you will find a Kar`Zok maniac (Level 125). Hal him and follow along, or just try saying 'revenge,' to activate the event.

He will then walk of back to the center room, perform a ritual and transform into Venril Sathir (Level 125), and attack you.

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3) KARNOR'S CASTLE: MAD EMPEROR:  Strategy ideas and what to expect....

Strategy Ideas:

Here is what to expect:

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