Rallos Zek Earring Quest Series

This page is about the tradeskill quest series from the Torment of Velious (ToV) expansion, that awards a progressively improving earring.

This quest series starts with a very nice earring right off the bat, but don't expect huge increases as you advance to progressively better versions. 

While this series is technically a solo pursuit, you will need the assistance of others in order to complete them (combines using tradeskills you don't have, group help, even raid help, etc.).

The quest series is an expansion-wide quest, meaning progression & achievements will be involved, along with high level tradeskills.

Additionally, you will also be taught the recipes needed to craft several new items (such as power sources, augmentations...), along with the recipes needed for the quest itself. Any recipes that you are taught, will automatically be added to your recipe list in the related device. Thus, you do not have to manually drop in the ingredients... you just have to search up the recipe and hit combine (once you have the needed raw materials, that is).

NOTE: The earring starts out as recommended Level 110, but after a point it does become required Level 115.

NOTE: To progress each version of the earring, it will take about 500 to 1,000 kills in ToV zones (this does seem to vary based on your character level; the earring version you currently have; MOB level; and perhaps even which zone you are in... i.e. T1 vs T2).

NOTE: If any item is tradable, you can acquire it, or have it made, by / from other players, unless otherwise noted, below. In fact, if you are a class that cannot do Alchemy, Poison Making or Tinkering, you will need help from those who can.

!!!BE AWARE!!!: It appears that there may be a minimum skill required to even attempt many of the recipes below. If you skill is too low, you will get a message about being "too inexperienced" and will not be allowed to do the combine until you get your skill to certain level. It appears that the minimum required skill is 275 (somewhat unverified).

If you note any errors, misspellings, item name errors, misinformation or anything that needs addressing on this page -- PLEASE let me know via an in-game EQ Message (Bonzz on the Bertoxxulous server)!

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Miscellaneous Information

All Hail the Cleansing (Quest #1)          Orc on Ice (Quest #2)          The Foundation (Quest #3)

The Morale of Despair (Quest #4)          Strategic Results (Quest #5)          Tactical Observations (Quest #6)

Totality of War (Quest #7)          Final (Raid) Earring (no quest involved)

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STATUS: Quests 1 to 4 completed, working on 5th...

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THE QUEST(S)

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

1) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): When talking to Crusader Vraket (Level 118), you will find that he will not respond with quest dialog unless you first say, "All hail Rallos Zek."

Thus, every time you start a new quest, this is the phrase you start must say to him, in order for him to respond.

Also, be sure to read everything he says to you, as well as what is listed in the bottom area of the task window. What he says and / or what is in the task window are where recipes and other details are revealed, to help you along the way. (This is true for all the quests.)

Often, those recipes are simply added directly to your known recipes (you just have to search them up in the related device).

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2) PRE-COLLECTS (LOOT LIST): There are a number of dropped items you can acquire in advance.

These are items that you will need for task steps and / or tradeskill combines (not to include optional combines). 

If they are required for task steps, the steps may update automatically.

If they do not update automatically be sure you are in the zone noted for the step and then use the items to open a trade window (with a player, NPC, pet...) and then hit the "cancel" button. This trick should update the step for you.

Not including optional combines noted in the guides below, and if I got my math right, you will want to acquire, at a minimum, the following (you may want extra, in case of combine fails):

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3) VENDOR, TOOLS & OTHER ITEMS (SHOPPING LIST): In order to accomplish the combines, you will also need a number of vendor sold items (not including the optional combines, noted in the guides below), crafted items, summoned items and / or tradeskill tools.

NOTE: Be aware that these combines can fail (some will give you back the "special" items and some may not). It is possible that you may have to go back and get needed items again, due to failed combine losses. Thus, you may want to acquire extras of the non-Tool items, in case of combine fails and losses.

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted below, all items are vendor sold in the Plane of Knowledge.

TOOLS (you will only need (1) of these, as you get them back):

VENDOR ITEMS (if I got the math right, the counts are what you will need at a minimum, you may want to acquire more in case of combine faisl and loses):

SUMMONED ITEMS:

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ALL HAIL THE CLEANSING (Quest #1)

4) PRE-REQUISITES: It has been suggested that having a certain level of tradeskill abilities or trophies are required to get the first quest. I do not believe this to be true. I am aware of characters that got the first quest without 300+ tradeskills or any maxed trophies. Thus, it is my current opinion that there are no requirements needed for the first quest.

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5) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head over to Crusader Vraket, say "All hail Rallos Zek,: and then follow along to get the first quest, "All Hail the Cleansing."

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6) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): The next steps are to kill "25 vile undead" and "5 desecrated children of Rallos Zek" in the Eastern Wastes (ToV).

Ghouls and Banshees work for the undead, while undead Giants work for the 'children of Rallos Zek.'

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7) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, hail him and follow along, if needed.

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8) ANY ZONE: The next steps are to collect (2) Raw Velium Ore and (1) Velium Infused Logs (any zone). If you all ready have them, do the trade / cancel trick (see #2, above).

If you don't have them, acquire them (loot them, get them from other players, etc.).

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9) EASTERN WASTES (ToV) or CRYSTAL CAVERNS (ToV): The next step is to fish for ten (10) Velious Angel Fish (in Eastern Wastes (ToV)) or Velious Spiked Pleco (in Crystal Caverns (ToV)). Either fish type, or a combination of both, will do. You do have to actually fish up these fish in order to update this step. You may want to fish up more than just ten (10), in case you fail some of the many combines.

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10) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, hail him and follow along, if needed.

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11) ANY ZONE: Now it is time to craft your first earring!

The combines to do this are:

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12) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, and hand him the Potential Earring of Rallos Zek, for a pittance in Platinum and a chunk of experience. 

He will give you back a different version (progressive) of the earring and tell you what to do next.

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ORCS ON ICE (Quest #2)

13) REQUIREMENTS: At the end of the first quest, if you paid attention to the quest window and what Crusader Vraket said, you may have figured out that you needed to:

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14) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head over to Crusader Vraket, say "All hail Rallos Zek," and then follow along if needed, to get the next quest, "Orcs on Ice."

NOTE: If he doesn't respond you can try two things to remedy the situation: (1) Hand him your ear ring (he will give it back); (2) Remove the augs from your ear ring.

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15) ANY ZONE: First up, is to "collect" (1) Intact Restless Dead Orc Skull, (1) Intact Restless Dead Orc Spine, (1) Raw Velium Ore and (1) Velium Infused Pelt. If you all ready have these items and the steps did not auto-update, do the trade / cancel trick (see #2, above).

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16) ANY ZONE: Now you need to make a Ry'Gorr Parley Totem.

NOTE: While you are at it -- before you go any further -- don't forget the Iron Rations (see #3, above)!

NOTE: You will retain this item afterwards. It is a huge faction boost when equipped (you have to wear it). It will allow you to pretty much run freely about The Ry'Gorr Mines, if you also have Invisible to Undead (IVU). This is very useful for finding any ground spawn collects that you may still need.

BEWARE! When you leave the zone, be sure to take it off, as it is also a negative faction boost to the Crystal Caverns (ToV) dwarves!

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17) THE RY'GORR MINES: If you don't have access to IVU, be sure to acquire a number of the potions called "Philter of Unlife Awareness" so that you can IVU yourself. These potions are crafted (Alchemy, Trivial 152) with items sold by Alchemys (Bugbane x 1, Burdock Root x 2, Horehound x 2 and Plain Potion Vial x 1).

Once in the zone, equip your Ry'Gorr Parley Totem and IVU, so that you can run around just about anywhere... so long as you don't loose IVU or talk to an undead Orc!

You are looking for 'live' Orcs that are not "Miner" type Orcs (do NOT talk to the undead orcs!). Say to them, "Status." If they respond with bracketed text, follow along. Keep going Orc to Orc to Orc to Orc, until you have the four (4) updates you need.

If you are having trouble with the updates, zoning out and then back in may reset the process so you can re-visit Orcs you have all ready spoken to.

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18) THE RY'GORR MINES: Now you need to kill (15) "Restless Dead" (aka the undead Orcs) and acquire (6) Ry'Gorr Velium Ore (if you all ready have them, you can do the trade / cancel trick) (see #2, above).

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19) THE RY'GORR MINES: In the previous step, based on the responses of the Orcs,  you are now aware that there are some starving Orcs trapped in the zone, as they have no exit available to them without going through undead Orcs. This is your clue as to where they are, which is the top right section (northeast) of the map.

Head to that area and give an Iron Ration (see #16, above) to live Orcs. You will need to give (1) to (10) different Orcs.

If you are having trouble with the updates, zoning out and then back in may reset the process so that you can feed Orcs that you have all ready fed.

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20) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, hail him and follow along, if needed.

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21) ANY ZONE: You need to make (1) Purified Velium.

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22) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket and hand him your Purified Velium. He will give it back and tell you what to do next.

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23) ANY ZONE: Now it is time to make your next earring.

First, remove any augs you may have in your current earring!

The quest will end upon a successful combine and you will get a pittance in Platinum and a chunk of experience.

Now it's time to aug up your new earring ring, wear it until you get it to 100% and work on Mercenary achievements.

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THE FOUNDATION (Quest #3)

24) REQUIREMENTS: In the previous quest, if you paid attention to the quest window and what Crusader Vraket said, you may have figured out that you needed to:

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25) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head over to Crusader Vraket, say "All hail Rallos Zek" and then follow along if needed, to get the next quest, "The Foundation."

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26) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): The first several steps are to explore several locations in this zone, as follows:

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27) THE GREAT DIVIDE (ToV): The next few steps are to explore a few more locations, in this zone.

I strongly suggest you do the updates in the order listed here, rather than the order listed in the task, due what happens on one of the updates (see #28, below):

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28) THE GREAT DIVIDE (ToV): The last update ("Explore the dragon circle") will spawn a MOB, so be prepared and / or bring help. 

As you approach or enter the "dragon circle" (area of  -2333.21, 2191.93, -319.95), Enraged Wyvern (Level 118) will spawn and attack you. You have to kill it for the update.

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29) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, hail him and follow along, if needed.

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30) THE GREAT DIVIDE (ToV): Now you need to kill (10) Tizmak, (10) Kodiak, (7) Wurms and (25) "Restless Dead," as well as collect (8) Velium Infused Logs.

Many of the Tizmak and Wurms are also "restless" -- but they will not count on the "Restless Dead" step until you have completed the Tizmak and / or Wurm steps.

On either side of the mountain where the Wurm caves are, you can pull and kill all (4) types of these MOB's.

If you all ready have the (8) Velium Infused Logs (see #2, above), you can do the trade / cancel trick (in this zone), or just loot them.

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31) ANY ZONE: Now to make another item.

NOTE: You need to hold on to at least (2) of the Velium Infused Plank, as you will need it for another combine, later on (see Step 60 & Step 66).

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32) THE GREAT DIVIDE (ToV): Now you will need IVU again, so if you don't have access to IVU, don't forget to take along some Philter of Unlife Awareness potions (see #17, above) (be wary of named).

Avoid the Kodiaks, and head to the caves in on the southeast wall of the zone, populated by undead Coldain. Go all the way to the last room, where you will see a bunch of crystals with a bunch of undead Coldain standing around them. You are here to collect (7) Glowing Crystallized Velium from these Crystals.

This is accomplished by equipping your Velium Wood Chisel and running into / on top of a crystal. You will have to do this with (7) different crystals. However, you can only do this if a crystal does not have an undead Coldain standing by it. This means you have to kill the undead Coldain around them.

HOWEVER, if you don't have the help to kill the undead Coldains, there is another way!

If you look around the room, there is (1) crystal by itself, with no undead Coldain standing beside it.

With IVU and your Velium Wood Chisel equipped, you can get on top of this crystal and get your first Glowing Crystallized Velium (it appears on your cursor). Then camp out in place. When you log back in, you will get another Glowing Crystallized Velium.

Do this until you have all (7) of the Glowing Crystallized Velium that you need.

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33) ANY ZONE: Now it is time for the final combines.

Remove any augs from your current earring!

Another iteration of the earring comes into play this time, making for (2) variant versions. Search up "Resilient" in the jewelry combine device, and your recipe(s) should show up.

HUGE WARNING! BEWARE! Completing this step will 100% get you the next earring, but if you are not yet level 115, you will NOT yet be able to wear it and get it to 100%, as the next earring is required Level 115. So, if you are not Level 115, you may want to hold off on this step until you are, so you can continue wearing your current earring and benefit from it's stats.

The quest will end upon a successful combine and you will get a pittance in Platinum and a chunk of experience.

Now it's time to aug up your new earring ring, wear it until you get it to 100% and work on Partisan achievements.

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THE MORALE OF DESPAIR (Quest #4)

34) REQUIREMENTS: In the previous quest, if you paid attention to the quest window and what Crusader Vraket said, you may have figured out that you needed to:

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35) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head over to Crusader Vraket, say "All hail Rallos Zek," and then follow along if needed, to get the next quest, "The Morale of Despair."

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36) TOWER OF FROZEN SHADOW (ToV): The initial (13) steps are visible right away, and can be done in any order.

Once again, IVU (see #32), as well as Invisibility, will be very important here.

The first (6) steps specifically relate to acquiring the first six keys on the Tower of Frozen Shadow (ToV).

While only (1) group member needs any given key to take the entire group from floor to floor, this quest does require that you have your own keys.

If you all ready had the keys, or just some of the keys,  the steps should have auto-updated upon getting the quest. If you had destroyed the keys after you key-ringed them (used them and they flagged your character for them), then reportedly you can click the related mirrors to get the updates that way.

If you don't have them and / or are missing some of them, then you will have to acquire them.

Here is how to get them:

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37) TOWER OF FROZEN SHADOW (ToV): Next you need to access the "room of narcissism." This is more commonly known as the "Room of Mirrors," on the 7th Floor. 

There are both live and undead MOB's here, so if you are unable to double-invis (Invisibility and IVU at the same time), it is probably better to kill your way to the mirror room, which is located up a spiral stair case, in a side room.

Once you get there, it may take a second for the update to take place (it did for me). Just stand there a moment, or run about the room, and / or in and out the door, until you get the update. 

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38) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, hail him and follow along, if needed.

You may notice that he also teaches you some new recipes (not needed for the actual earring) as follows:

The recipe for the Velium Infused Gem of Security is not taught to you by Crusader Vraket. The needed recipe(s) are revealed in the books "Shiny Cold Roks!" & "TitleGoesHere Making Jewelry" -- both of which are sold by Nala Gemheart in The Crystal Caverns (ToV).

You first need to make (1) Round Cut Velium Diamond (Jewelcraft, Trivial 466), which is made with (1) Cleaning Solution (sold by Jewelry vendors), a Jeweler's Glass (a tool that you get back, sold by Sagacious Great Jade in Stratos: Zephyr's Flight), a Round Cut Tool (see #3) and a Velium Impacted Raw Diamond (see #2, above).

Then you need to make a Faded Velium Gem of of Security (Research, Trivial 510) using the Round Cut Velium Diamond that you just made, Etching Tools (see #3, above), (1) Adroitness Rune Tracing (see #3, above),  (1) Allure Rune Tracing (see #3, above) & (1) Rune Binding Stain (see #3, above).

To make Faded Velium Gem of Security (non-tradeskill combine), combine a Crystalized Velium Ore (possible drop from named Hunter MOB's in ToV zones), inside the Faded Velium Gem of Security.

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39) ANY ZONE: Crafting time again!

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40) TOWER OF FROZEN SHADOW (ToV): You will actually need IVU and Invis to get both of these steps. If you can finesse your way by swapping between them or get double invis (IVU & Invis at the same time), you should be able to do this without having to kill anything.

Be sure to bring your (2) Sealed Blood Vial and...

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41) ANY ZONE: Crafting time again!

Remove any augs from your current earring!

Search up "Tenacious" or "Backing" in the jewelry combine device, and your recipe(s) should show up.

Upon a successful combine, the quest will end and you will get a pittance of Platinum and a chunk of experience.

Now it's time to aug up your new earring ring, wear it until you get it to 100% and work on Hero achievements.

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STRATEGIC RESULTS (Quest #5)

42) REQUIREMENTS: In the previous quest, if you paid attention to the quest window and what Crusader Vraket said, you may have figured out that you needed to:

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43) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head over to Crusader Vraket, say "All hail Rallos Zek," and then follow along if needed, to get the next quest, "Strategic Results."

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44) VELKETOR'S LABYRINTH (ToV): The next (4) steps are to loot some items off of MOB's in this zone (they are not pre-lootable), as follows:

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45) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket and give him the items you just collected (see Step 44, above). 

The hail him to reveal the final steps, which is to make the items for the (5) new recipes you just learned.

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46) ANY ZONE: Crafting time again!

First, make the sub-components you will need. You will need to make at least the amount noted, for each item below (you can make more in case of fails)...

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47) ANY ZONE: More crafting, but if you can't make these yourself, you can acquire these items from other players (i.e. Bazaar), or give the Shaman / Rogue / Gnome to do the the combine for you.

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48) ANY ZONE: Now for your next set of combines...

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49) ANY ZONE: The final combine will be for your next earring.

Remove any augs from your current earring!

Two more iterations of the earring comes into play this time, making for (4) variant versions. Search up "Militant" in the jewelry combine device, and your recipe(s) should show up.

Upon a successful combine, the quest will end and you will get a pittance of Platinum and a chunk of experience.

Now it's time to aug up your new earring ring, wear it until you get it to 100% and work on all the scavenger achievements (collect sets) for ToV.

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TACTICAL OBSERVATIONS (Quest #6)

50) REQUIREMENTS: In the previous quest, if you paid attention, you may have figured out that you needed to:

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51) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head over to Crusader Vraket, say "All hail Rallos Zek," and then follow along if needed, to get the next quest, "Tactical Observations."

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52) KAEL DRAKKEL (ToV): The next three steps are actually kill steps. The two steps to kill giants are actually virtual updates from kills. Not all kills will result in an update (there are related emotes when the giants die).

NOTE: As you kill giants, task related tradeskill items can and will drop. Go ahead and loot them (see Step , below).

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53) KAEL DRAKKEL (ToV): Head to the far north ('arena' area) of the zone for a location update, near Derakor the Vindicator.

There is an ice wall separating Derakor from the undead giants nearby. You should get this update near that ice wall (undead giants are on the other side of that wall, so be prepared, just in case).

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54) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, say hail him and then follow along, if needed, to unlock the next (4) steps.

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55) KAEL DRAKKEL (ToV): Now you need to collect (6) Restless Bone Marrow & (5) Restless Giant Skull (both are No Trade items)

If you all ready have them (see Step 2 & Step 52), you can do the trade / cancel trick (see #2).

NOTE: While the step for the Restless Giant Skull is a 'collect' step, they do NOT drop unless you have this task.

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56) KAEL DRAKKEL (ToV): Now you need to kill (20) "Restless Dead."

Any (20) undead giant will work for this step.

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57) KAEL DRAKKEL (ToV): Now head to the far south east room of the zone, for another location update, in the area of -4460, -276, -208.

This is in the far south east room, standing at the pyre (stand at the head of the wrapped giants corpse).

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58) KAEL DRAKKEL (ToV): Head back to the arena area.

Drop down into the actual arena area, where you will see an statue of Rallos Zek (an actual statue, not to be confused with the NPC called Statue of Rallos Zek).

Pull an kill an undead right in front of the Statue (not beside, not under, but in front of the statue).  One kill can potentially update any other group members, if they are also at this step.

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59) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, hail him and then follow along, if needed.

You will be taught a laundry list of recipes, to include the one for your next earring.

The other recipes you learned are for player made Slot 18 augs of (13) varying types. Making them is not part of this quest, but for informational purposes... they were all added to your Jewelry recipe list; they are all Trivial 450; they all require a No Trade rare drop called a Crystallized Precious Velium Ore; they all require (2) to (3) cut Velium Diamonds of assorted shapes; and / or may also require (4) Ice of Velious.

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60) ANY ZONE: Crafting time again!

Hopefully, you still have at least (1) Velium Infused Plank as previously noted (see Step #31).

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61) ANY ZONE: Now to make your next earring!

Remove any augs from your current earring!

Search up "Wrathful" in the jewelry combine device, and your recipe should show up.

Upon a successful combine, the quest will end and you will get a pittance of Platinum and a chunk of experience.

Now it's time to aug up your new earring ring, wear it until you get it to 100% and work on Hunter achievements.

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TOTALITY OF WAR (Quest #7)

62) REQUIREMENTS: In the previous quest, if you paid attention, you may have figured out that you needed to:

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63) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head over to Crusader Vraket, hail him and then follow along, if needed.

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64) Great Divide (ToV): Get yourself a capable group and look for Zrelik the Brave and get the mission called "Restless Assault."

This step requires that you defeat this mission (even though you have done it before, as previously required... see Step #42). So zone on into the instanced zone (Great Divide: Restless Assault) and get the win.

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65) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, say "All hail Rallos Zek," and then follow along if needed.

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66) ANY ZONE: Crafting time again!

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67) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, hail him and then follow along, if needed.

Give him the Purified Velium-Platinum Bar. He will give it back and offer you an instanced event.

First, remove any augs you may have in your current earring (just in case).

Gather up some help (this a group task and it locks right away) and say, "Prepare the Way" to Crusader Vraket to get the mission. Then say "ready" to zone in.

NOTE: If you have all ready helped someone else with this event, it is possible you may not have to do it again. You will know this upon handing in the Purified Velium-Platinum Bar, as Crusader Vraket will update the step for you, keep the Purified Velium-Platinum Bar and give you the item you need (See Step 69). If this happens, jump to Step #69.

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68) KAEL DRAKKEL: SEEK AN AUDIENCE WITH RALLOS ZEK: Once in the zone, head to the Area, where you will see an actual statue of Rallos Zek (not to be confused with the MOB).

Kill all the giants. If you don't, you will be swarmed by them later.

Once all the giants are dead, you should find / see Rallos Zek in the arena.

Kneel (duck) in front of Rallos Zek, target him, and say, "All hail Rallos Zek."

Then give him your earring. He will give it back. Then give him the Purified Velium-Platinum Bar.

You should then get back an Anointed Purified Velium-Platinum Bar.

NOTE: If you abandon the mission or the mission fails, you will not be able to try again for 6 hours.

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69) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, hail him and then follow along, if needed.

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70) ANY ZONE: Crafting time again!

Time to make the final group version of your earring!

Remove any augs from your current earring!

Another iteration of the earring comes into play this time, making for (5) variant versions. Search up "Righteous" in the jewelry combine device, and your recipe(s) should show up.

Upon a successful combine, the quest will end and you will get a pittance of Platinum and a chunk of experience.

Now it's time to aug up your new earring ring, wear it until you get it to 100%, and get all of the raid achievements done!

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THE FINAL (RAID) EARRING

71) REQUIREMENTS: To get the final raid version of the earring you need:

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72) EASTERN WASTES (ToV): Head back to Crusader Vraket, hail him and then follow along, if needed.

He will teach the recipe for the final earring (no quest involved this time).

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73) KAEL DRAKKEL (RAID): If you haven't all ready, you need to acquire a Heart Shard of the Statue, which drops....

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74) ANY ZONE: Crafting time!

Time to make the last earring!

Remove any augs from your current earring!

Search up "Endowed" in the jewelry combine device, and your recipe should show up.

Gratz!

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