Hadden's Earring  

Kerath McMarrin at the Thundering Steppes docks -467, -18, -447 asks you to find Hrath's Journal. This is the quest for the Fishbone Earring.

  1. Search for the earring at the Tower of Vhalen in Antonica ( -1300, 38, 47 ) . You won't find any evidence of it there. Tip: Once you've searched the tower, travel northeast to the Ulteran Spire for the next leg, since the next area to search is very near the spire in Nektulos Forest.
  2. Head to Nektulos Forest and swim in the Torrent River. Swim upstream towards Timber Falls, and just before the river ascends is the trigger spot 465, -3, -1282 . Another update location is beneath a bridge at -230, -3, -655 , right near the Ulteran Spire. Tip: Again, use the spire to travel to the next step.
  3. Visit the northern ocean in The Commonlands -852, -199, -995 , in the center of the dragon bones. Tip: Once again, the Ulteran Spire will put you close to where you need to be, so use it to travel to the Thundering Steppes when you're done here.
  4. Swim into the oceans of The Thundering Steppes. This is off the coast to the far west, you must swim past the Siren Pyramid and up north to the shipwrecks (near 1647, -44, 128 . When you get to the spot an enraged octopus will spawn and attack you. You do not have to kill it, however.
  5. Kill Maltus Everling in Nektropos Castle. This requires quite a bit of work to get to him. At the bottom of this page you'll find a spoiler to get to Lord Everling.
  6. Go to The Ruins of Varsoon to kill Hrath T'vol. He is found in the room with the Ymeresh apprentices, which is the Sorcerer's Workshop, at 294, -4, 62 .
  7. Return to Kerath in The Thundering Steppes.
  8. Kerath then sends you to find Captain Krieger in The Thundering Steppes. He can be found at -128, -25, -1046 . He will spawn when you get near and attack you.
  9. Return to Kerrath to complete the quest.

As of 2/25/2010 if you have previously completed this quest you may purchase Hrath's Journal, if needed, from the Sages in Freeport and Qeynos.


Reaching Lord Everling

This walkthrough is for the quickest way to reach Lord Everling, shy of having someone who already fully unlocked the castle let you through all the doors. It does not include any side quests in Nektropos aside from three that you must do to get Library and balcony access. There are many other quests in Nektropos Castle that you can do if you are willing to dedicate several hours to this zone.

  1. Accept the quest Visions of Hatred when you enter the courtyard.
  2. Go through the east courtyard door at -11, -0.20, 0.11 . Go south down the winding hallways until it veers west and then north. At the end of the hall ( -14, -0.18, 41 ) will be a boar's head, click on it to receive the quest The Boar's Head.
  3. On the way back up the hallway, stop by the chapel at -25, -1, 54 . Kill the priestesses and the Inquisitor of Ulkorruuk, hail Alexa and listen to everything she says.
  4. Go to the north end of the hallway and kill an Everling manservant in one of the northern chambers ( -29, 0, -53 ) . Examine the guard key to finish the Visions of Hatred quest. Now you'll have balcony door access.
  5. Return to the courtyard and go through the western door at 11, -0.16, -0.34 . Go south until you reach the parlor (called the "game room" on eq2map) at 32, 0, 61 .
  6. You're looking for a hastily scrawled note in here. It is either in the dart board ( 32, -0.33, 48 ) , chess table ( 29, -0.07, 54 ) , or one of the pool cue racks on the walls ( 21, 0.10, 60 or 21, 0.02, 48 ). Only one person in the group will be able to pick this note up, but that's all that's needed. You now have access to the secret passages.
  7. Leave and go north down the hallway to the Thexian Dining Room ( 38, 0, -17 ) . Complete The Boar's Head quest from step #2 by putting the eye in the socket at 30, -0.02, -34 . You now have barracks access.
  8. Head south down the hallway again to the Barracks ( 41, 0, 21 ) . Click on the chest inside the room at 17, 0, 33 to get the quest The Red Marble.
  9. Return to the boar head from step #2 ( -14, -0.18, 41 ) and complete The Red Marble quest by clicking the boar head and choosing to place the red marble in its socket. You now have library access.
  10. Now you should go through the secret passage. Cross the courtyard back to the west door and take the hallway south past the parlor. Click the wall sconce at 23, 0, 68 to open the door.
  11. Head up the stairs into Elise's Bedroom. Take a moment to read the diary on the dresser here. There is another staircase up here, take it.
  12. Go north or east ( 7, 30, 82 ) from the room and listen to Alexa. Accept the quest The Everling Lockets. NOTE: Once you kill one of the sisters you will receive an 18 hour lockout timer to the zone.
    • Elise Everling - She spawns at 0.78, -30, -26 , on the bridge between the upper level. Read the diary on the dresser in her bedroom to get her to spawn. When you kill her head back to her bedroom, through the adjoining door and down the stairs to inspect a closet at 55, 0, 81 to receive The Locked Medallion Closet.
    • Crysta Everling - Examine the bed in her room in the northwest corner at 58, 13, -84 (the first time dolls of nyth will spawn, so do this twice). Choose to read the book and find out she's in Melanie's room. Go back up and head east.
    • Melanie Everling - Her and Crysta spawn together in her bedroom after reading Crysta's diary (see Crysta, above). Her room is in the northeast corner at -49, 14, -77 .
    • Sheila Everling - Click the dresser and try to break it open in the western bedroom at 70, 14, 8 . She will then spawn across the room from it.
    • Jenni Everling- In the eastern bedroom at -64, 13, 1 . Spawns her teacher partway through the fight.
    • Deirdre Everling - Below the southeastern bedroom. WARNING: When you enter her bedroom, there is a very high chance of a level 40 epic x2 mob (Archfiend Izzoroth) spawning! He is leashed at his place on the bottom of the stairs; hurry to the stairwell and head down below the bedroom. Deirdre is down here at -45, 0, 85 .
  13. Once all six sisters are defeated, Alexa will spawn and inform you that she unlocked all the doors in the castle area.
  14. Head into the main castle area and enter the library at -27, -13, 65 . Cross through the western door to the balcony at -12, 14, 55 .
  15. Follow the balcony to the northern door and pass through, turn east and go down the narrow hallway to the Caretaker's room. ( -18, 14, -56 ) After slaying the caretakers you will then have access to the Guard Captain's room.
  16. Leave and go west down the hallway. Take another narrow passage to the Guard Captain's room ( 18, 13, -57 ) . Read the book at 14, 14, -42 and Guard Captain Ga'vin will spawn; kill him to get an update.
  17. Right click the stand at 30, 14, -43 and select "use" to place the sword in the stand. This now acts as a "door knob" for the bookcase doors, which gives you basement access.
  18. Head down into the basement and find Alexa at the end of a long hallway to the southeast ( -42, -14, 42 ) . Listen to her talk.
  19. Go back up the hallway and to the west; click on a torch on the wall at 3, -13, -23 . Enter the research lab.
  20. Examine the scroll on the desk at -12, -14, -12 . Now you can get to Ollix. (click the candles at -14, -14, -13 to leave the lab)
  21. Click the ground-level hidden slab at -22, -14, -22 . Go through and head to -19, -14, 8 to see Alexa again. Kill her and The Everling Lockets will complete.
  22. Ollix Everling will spawn where Alexa did. Wait for him to talk then kill him as well. Now you're ready to face Lord Everling.
  23. Head east and click the door at -19, -14, -2 . Click the slab ahead of that at -2, -14, -3 .
  24. Click the candles at 11, -14, -11 . Pass through the door that opens on the west wall. Walk through the wall across to the west at 27, -14, -5 .
  25. Go down the long hallway (watch out for mob pops), pass through the door at the end, slay The Juggernaught and enter the final chamber to face Maltus Everling. Defeat him to receive the achievement 'Nektropos Annoyance'.

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