Access to the Ancient Ruins (Inner Vergalid)  

Quest Started By:Description:
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Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Guide
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
Quest Items:
Era:Serpents Spine
Group Size:Solo
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Oct 8 21:30:15 2006
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
Several Vergalid Mines quests require that you explore the "Ancient Ruins".

The loc for these ruins is 583, -2010. This is in an area reachable only by using a key.

1) Loot an Arid Indicolite Shard. This drops off Kickpick and Skullcrush mobs in the zone.

The Shard is flagged temporary, so don't camp before putting it to use.

2) Go to the Shrine of Zek, blue crystals in the NE of the zone that are also explored as part of the Wanderlust quest. They can be found at 898, -1486.

3) Stand on/at the crystals and right-click your Arid Indicolite Shard. This will give you message "You infuse the crystal's power into Vergalid's life stream."

4) You receive a Flawless Indicolite Shard and can now click on the statue just to your east to reach the inner area of Vergalid Mines.

One person is keyed by this. Just you. However, /corpse can drag people through, and CoH works as well.
Submitted by: Lias Roxx, Defiant, Zek
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# Oct 24 2015 at 4:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ok, to make this a bit more detailed, once you have looted the "Arid Indicolite Shard", from the creatures(Mostly Orc's & Goblin's as well as the Drakkin healer's), that you will come across, once you exit the elevator going down into the mines from the entrance of the zone, going down either right or left tunnel, right you will come down into the flooded caves area, which will have the turtles, the caimans and those annoying plant things, which these do not drop the piece, you will need to take the "Arid Indicolite Shard" down the left-hand tunnel, from the elevator(In other words, as soon as you exit the elevator, head forward just alil bit, until you reach the intersection, then make a left.), and once you make your way to the open cave area, where you will see tents and etc, follow the left-hand wall, until you come to the second tunnel entrance, and enter that, and follow it until you come to where there are Drakkin researchers and etc in there, and across the cave area, there will be a big stone statue looking guy, standing in-front of the doorway you have to go through, now, as long as you are invisible, and click on the door, it will not remove your invisibility, you have to go through that doorway, and you will see a large bright glowing blue crystal formation in the center of the room, then you go up to it, or on it, does not matter, and right-click the shard you have looted, which will put in your cursor, the new whiter shard, that is a no drop piece, that will always stay with you, and you may place it in your bank, and it will still work, just do not have to have it on your character's, to be able to enter the lower part of the Vergalid Mines! Also, when you do right-click on it, it will remove your invisibility, BUT, nothing around will aggro you, as long as you stick next to the blue crystal formation! Hope this helps anyone!
# Oct 24 2015 at 11:39 PM Rating: Good
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PS........To enter the lower depths of the mines, just go directly behind the crystals in the room where you take the temp shard and make it into the new one, and just click on the wall/statue to enter the "Ancient Ruins" area, it will teleport you to the lower part, where there are higher level creatures there, and there will be a smaller room once you go through the tunnel, which the stuff is roughly level 73-75, but, before warned, the next area will have a lot higher creatures in it, which at level 75, will con yellow and red, and some white/gray and DB, but mostly yellow!
Using campfires
# Jan 13 2011 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
If you're in a Fellowship, you only need one key. Only the person who puts down the campfire needs to click through.
Fellowship fire works just dandy
# Dec 10 2010 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
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One person is keyed by this. Just you. However, /corpse can drag people through, and CoH works as well

If you are in a Fellowship, you only need 3 "keys". You can use the fire for those in the fellowship that don't have the key...
Just have the 3 with the keys go in and make a fire, then the others can click on their Fellowship Insignias...Poof, you're in.
Sir Torelian Majere
Knight of Truth
Of the 90th Season
Fellowship fire works just dandy
# Aug 28 2012 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
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i think he was talking 1 person keyed to get thru the doorway and the 2 otehrs in fellowhip standing right next to the door so u still have the 3 ppl close together. I haven't tried this yet so I wouldn't know.
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Magical method for shard drop
# Aug 13 2009 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Attempted this last night. Killed orcs and gobs for probably 2 hours, and finally declared to my partner..." more..then have to call it for tonight." That of course was the magic phrase, as the next orc pulled dropped the shard. BTW...just did the orcs and gobs near the elevator lift. Now just have to rinse and repeat for my partner. Rest of quest to activate the shard and thereby gain entrance into the inner part was cake. I hopped up in the middle of the blue crystal cluster down by the doorway/port, right clicked on the arid shard (which drops invis)...nothing aggroed at that spot, and I received the permanent flawed version...clicked on statue base to the east..and poof..was inside inner part.
Oktober Festivus
Multiple character player / Master of none
Arid Indicolite Shard
# Jun 12 2009 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
601 posts
Finally got my shard.

Took a coupls of days.

Dropped from a mob by the entrance. You don't have to go anywhere in the zone, just fight the first guys you see.

Ran over to the blue crystal ( North West area ) and clicked my shard to get a second crystal/shard. Easy. Don't forget to invis.

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Door Went Down
# Dec 29 2007 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I have posted this under the arid indicolite shard also.


As of 12-29-07...

I looted an arid indicolite shard for the clicky key quest to get past the stone door.

I went to the blue crystals near the door and right-clicked on the shard to get the Flawless Indicolite Shard... and the arid shard remained.

Normally I wouldn't have done anything other than destroy the arid shard except that I had once been bored while killing and had taken an 'extra' shard to the blue crystals and clicked it. I received an emote to the effect that the energy of the shard had gone to boost the lifeforce of Vergalid.


I right-clicked the arid shard again... and I got the same emote about boosting Vergalid's energy.


I've always been one to test limits, so I continued to right-click the arid shard again and again and again...

The Result...

After 10 right-clicks THE STONE DOOR DISAPPEARED!!!

I did NOT time it exactly, but I believe it remained gone for approximately 10 minutes after which it respawned. I repeated this with the same shard and got the same result. The door disappeared after 10 clickies.

During this time I had a mage toon down in the 'Vergalid Room' and CoH'd myself down. Originally whenever I was near Vergalid I could run all around him and never be aggro. This time (and again I stress it could be coincidence) Vergalid TL'd me to the zone-in with an emote to the effect that he would not deal with me.


Did I inadvertantly make Vergalid a targetable mob?

Are the Sunderock Springs quests required to actually take on this version of Vergalid?

Does anyone have any input?

Mavick Wulfvow
Arma Viresque
Mavick Wulfvow- Quellious
Door Went Down
# Dec 23 2008 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I just wanted to confirm that multiple clicks destroyed the door for me too. No cool effects, just the door disappeared. But I'll add that it didn't take me 10 clicks. I clicked once to make the Flawless Indicolite Shard, then AFKed for about 5-10 minutes. I came back and clicked 4 more times at which point the door disappeared.
Shard can be in bank
# Sep 04 2007 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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If you have the shard in your bank, you will be able to click through. If you destroy the shard, you can't.
# Mar 05 2007 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I can confirm that you need to keep Shard in your inventory whenever you want to enter the ancient Ruins. My alt couldn't enter to rez himself caus he didn't have this shard anymore on him.
None ( necromancer 75, The Rathe )
Nones, necromancer, AB
Kwari, necromancer, AB ... love necs ...
door opened
# Mar 04 2007 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
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The door to inner vergalid opened up after killing mobs down to the main room about 7-8 of them plus the first couple in the room. anyone else find this to happen. I did the drag in rez method with my cleric to get in

Edited, Mar 4th 2007 3:07am by japiqu
# Feb 15 2007 at 4:16 AM Rating: Decent
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More importantly, does the Flawless Indicolite Shard need to be kept in inventory whenever I want to enter the ancient ruins, or is it enough to have it in the bank after entering the first time. It does not appear on /key.
# Jan 22 2009 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
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In bank is sufficient. However, since it doesnt go on keyring, if you destroy it, you are no longer keyed (confirmed).
Nexax 101 Barbarian Shaman, Stromm
# Jan 24 2007 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Got 4 shards in about 2 hours clearing the tunnels right before the sentinel/green legion rooms.
Got 6 shards
# Jan 07 2007 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Got 6 shards today on Test in about 4 hours.
# Dec 26 2006 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts
I think the quest is busted. The mobs who drop the arid shard aren't dropping for some reason. Maybe its just me but I killing for 9 hours with my box team.
Not off and on, die and rez, this was 9 hours of fully DPoB+ geared chars completely destroying the zone 8-15 mobs at a time. So no exageration on the timing. I tried again the following morning with my box team and still, 5 hours in, not 1 single drop arid shard drop.

Anyone else having luck?
You get that thing I sent you?
# Dec 29 2006 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
344 posts
Just got one to drop today. We spent 2 hours yesterday and 90 min today. Thought it was broken as well. I guess they 'fixed' the drop rate.
There is nothing in this world to believe in.

75 Dread Lord
# Nov 21 2006 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
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No the whole group cannot go in. Each toon must have a shard or coth or corpse drag.

Edited, Nov 21st 2006 3:01pm by jartok
# Oct 10 2006 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Can you click a whole group into inner Vergalid or does everyone need to do it?
New loc
# Oct 08 2006 at 7:24 PM Rating: Default
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We just clicked on our crystals to get the Falwless Indicolite Shard at loc p868 n1595. The sentinels in the room didn't aggro.
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