Anderak #1: Scouting Direwind  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
Related Quests:
Era:Serpents Spine
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Sep 26 02:24:11 2006
Modified: Sat Jan 19 21:53:24 2013
Anderak can be found at the Druid circle, at -1280, +20.

You say, 'Hail, Anderak'

Anderak says 'I have traveled here from Sunderock to help Vahna combat the [effects] of the Direwind. My kin owe her a great debt for saving the Starshine Hotsprings many years ago. I found her here, rooted in place by Severan the Direwind Caller.'

You say `What effects?'

Anderak says 'The situation is worse than I thought. There is much work to be done if we are to stem the damage done to this environment.'

Anderak and Vahna need you to survey the lower cliffs to gauge the extent of the damage caused by the Direwind. Explore the following areas:

Explore the Gray Legion Encampment 0/1 (Direwind Cliffs)

Dyn`leth's armies have marched down from the mountains to wage war with Crescent Reach. The Gray Legion staged in the southeastern valley.

/loc -1840, -1315 (watch out for the see invis sergeants).

Explore the Valley of the Black Oak 0/1 (Direwind Cliffs)

The Black Oak was a former ally of the Windwillow Nymphs, and member of my grove, but the treant has grown evil and malicious after his roots were poisoned by the gnolls. His valley delves deeply into the eastern cliffs.

/loc -60, -1125.

Explore the Clan Direwind Boneyard 0/1 (Direwind Cliffs)

The Clan Direwind Gnolls spread disease and corruption throughout the Direwind Cliffs. The remains of their victims are piled in a valley to the west where they are animated into horrible golems of war.

/loc -1630, +1200.

Explore the Darkroot Gardens 0/1 (Direwind Cliffs)

The Darkroot Sporali are fungus creatures that feed off the diseased bodies of the Direwind animals. Although not evil themselves, the Darkroot have profited as a result of the death wrought by the gnolls' windborne plague. The sporali gardens lie near the western mouth of thir great subterranean lair.

/loc +945, +945.

Explore the Dead Hill 0/1 (Direwind Cliffs)

The Sporali gather the victims of the Direwind plague on a hill where they are decomposed for food. You will know it when you see Arakeen, the leader of the sporali corpse gatherers.

/loc -10, +325.

Explore Lake Darkenmere 0/1 (Direwind Cliffs)

There is a black lake at the top of the falls above. Do not linger by its banks for a horrible lake monster lurks below the surface.

/loc -800, -870.

Upon completion:

You have completed your scouting run of Direwind. Return to Anderack (sic) for further instructions.
You gain experience!!

Completing this task unlocks the task "The Blighted Animals."
Submitted by: Lias Roxx, Defiant, Zek
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please update locations
# Aug 24 2011 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
654 posts
the gray legion encampment update is -1841.82, -1314.25, -5.21 and the lake update location is -797.87, -869.12, 230.43
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Scouting Direwind - My Findings
# Nov 15 2008 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
I was able to get the task at 69.

Explore the Gray Legion Encampment - Direwind Cliffs
I got the pop at the first camp of mobs that were just slightly off the path. I was on the path - and I did not have any issues. I just watched for the Sergeants to leave. The Completion didn't cause any aggro.

Explore the Valley of the Black Oak - Direwind Cliffs
After you pass Lake Darkenmere - follow the path to the bridge. Cross it and follow the wall on your left as you cross the bridge. I got the completion notice slightly off the wall as I approached the big tree. I left the wall before I reached the tree.
/loc -60, -1125 - this seems pretty close.

Explore the Clan Direwind Boneyard - Direwind Cliffs
The remains of their victims are piled in a valley to the west where they are animated into horrible golems of war.
I went right to the center of their camp and got the completion notice).
/loc -1630, +1200.

Explore the Darkroot Gardens - Direwind Cliffs
The sporali gardens lie near the western mouth of thir great subterranean lair.
This is true - as you face the entrance - there is a tree on the left side. I got the notice as I approached the tree from the cave entrance.
/loc +945, +945.

Explore the Dead Hill - Direwind Cliffs
Go to the mound - on the south side of the place marked for Arakeen, the leader of the sporali corpse gatherers.
/loc -10, +325.

Explore Lake Darkenmere - Direwind Cliffs
This was very easy - just followed the path and got the completion notice at the edge of the lake near the path.

Hope this helps.

lvl req
# Oct 07 2007 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
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so can anyone say what the lvl req is?
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grey legion camp
# Dec 11 2006 at 3:06 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
I did this step last on the quest. Used a cloudy potion for invis, then had a dear wizard friend cast a TL to bind on me just before I ran out to the point, (which is out in the middle (was marked on my map) and there are roaming see-invis mobs). As soon as I received the quest update message, I agro'd about 20 mobs but the instant TL sent me to bind at about 40% health - no problem. Good luck!

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Grey Legion
# Dec 04 2006 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did the grey legion part, can confirm that Sedorian's location is pretty close... it's towards the very southern part of the grey legion camp, so don't need anything fancy. All the sergeants do see invis, but they're easy to spot because they're all solo pathers... everything in a stationary clump was safe, anything that's solo and pathing is instant death. With careful timing, you can get through, no need for mounts or invulnerability or anything, but the timing isn't easy.

I found it easiest to use lev, climb up onto the bottom of the cliffs just west of the camp where you have a good view of the clumps of soldiers and pathing sergeants, then just wait for the right moment and dash in. It triggered for me when I was right in the middle of one of those southernmost clumps of soldiers.
Lake location
# Nov 05 2006 at 5:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Lake location = -806 -929 223
Lake location
# Nov 05 2006 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
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-806 -929 223
Level Requirement?
# Oct 11 2006 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
My level 61 enchanter is too little to be given this quest. Any idea what the level requirement is?
Level Requirement?
# Oct 05 2007 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Just denied at 67
Level requirement?
# Oct 11 2006 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
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<sorry double post>

Edited, Oct 17th 2006 at 1:58pm PDT by Etoile
Grey legion
# Oct 08 2006 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Loc for grey legion is approximately -1900 -1320
# Oct 02 2006 at 4:22 AM Rating: Default
126 posts
For Gray Legions I got on my horse, hit invulnerability, and ran from top to bottom of camp. Thought I had made a horrible mistake when the lag hit me from all the agro emotes but surprisingly I was so far ahead of them that I could zone without training anyone.
getting to spots
# Sep 30 2006 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
Need invis to undead in the boneyard to get to the spot in the middle unless a group is clearing it.

You can reach the legion spot invis if you just wait for all the sergeants to path to the far side of the camp. The spot is right before the first big grouping of soldiers.
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Gray Legions
# Sep 28 2006 at 6:17 AM Rating: Default
126 posts
My experience with the Gray Legions is that the Red cons (I'm level 72) see invis. The others didn't seem to.
Scouting Direwind
# Sep 27 2006 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Bonyard had see-invis mobs that I could avoid by going around the edge, but it seems like you to have to go the middle to get the flag. I was seen and ran off so I can't say for sure.

Morromid (Everquest)
Terris-Thule -> Prexus -> now The Rathe Server
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goes on
# Sep 27 2006 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
after this quest u get another, about handing 4x3 hearts of wolves, grif and bears
Gaminide - Burgers - Milea - Vangard
Decent Exp
# Sep 27 2006 at 7:10 AM Rating: Good
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This was Decent Exp, at least a couple blue bubs AA at level 70, whcih now should be the same at all levels?. It does not let you get it twice, there is another quest offered after you finish this one.
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