The Escaped Voidsouls  

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Level:75
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
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Era:Underfoot
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Thu Jun 10 18:18:23 2010
Modified: Wed Feb 1 00:28:25 2017
This task is still active as of September 2011.

This task begins with Skal Nethus in the Plane of Knowledge. He's an Erudite found at location -320, 1200, -111 (close to Franklin Teek).

You say, 'Hail, Skal Nethus'

Skal Nethus says 'Come closer! You smell...odd. Yes, have you been crawling around in dungeons? I smell the bacterial spores on your armor. You should be careful: [dungeon rot] will make you unpleasant in ways worse than odor.'

You say, 'What is dungeon rot?'

Skal Nethus says 'Adventures pass through here all the time, wreaking of the stuff. It seems to be spreading through dungeons everywhere. Just last week I was accosted by a putrid, infected halfling. He accused me of wanting to steal his powers. His skin was boiling red, and a cloud of spores billowed about his body. He lifted me above his head and tossed me into a fountain. His [anger] was five times his body size, and I was afraid for my life.'

You say, 'What was up with his anger?'

Skal Nethus says 'Creatures infected with Dungeon Rot have augmented [strength] and rage. How else would a halfling overpower someone as large and fits as I? I am not positive, but I think the Rot spreads more easily to creatures with anger running through their veins. That is why I resisted the halfing's infection: I am a naturally calm, composed individual.'

You say, 'What strength?'

Skal Nethus says 'Ah, you know me too well. Yes, my interest in the Rot is not wholly selfless. I would like to find a way to cure adventurers of this blight, but I am sure it would be possible to manipulate the compounds of the disease in order to safely [augment] one's strength. Doubtless, it would be safer than my previous experiments with those [Voidsouls].'

You say, 'What Voidsouls?'

Skal Nethus says 'I accidentally opened a portal to the Void, and souls escaped into Norrath and possessed many creatures. If you [capture] them for me, I can steal them inside this gem.'

You say, 'I will capture them'

Skal Nethus says 'Thank you, adventurer. '

You have been assigned the task 'The Escaped Voidsouls'.

Search for the escaped Voidsouls in Lavastorm Mountains, Blightfire Moors, Firiona Vie, the Gulf of Gunthak, Goru`kar Mesa, the Broken Shores of Natimbi, the Broodlands, the Bloodfields, the Barren Coast, Arcstone, the Elddar Forest, the Loping Plains, and Old Blackburrow.




  • Deliver 1 Weak Tarnished Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Weak Tarnished Voidsoul is in Lavastorm Mountains - Level 20

  • Deliver 1 Tarnished Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Tarnished Voidsoul is in Blightfire Moors - Level 25

  • Deliver 1 Strong Tarnished Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Strong Tarnished Voidsoul is in Firiona Vie - Level 30

  • Deliver 1 Weak Shadowed Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Weak Shadowed Voidsoul is in Gulf of Gunthak - Level 35

  • Deliver 1 Shadowed Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Shadowed Voidsoul is in Goru`kar Mesa - Level 40

  • Deliver 1 Strong Shadowed Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Strong Shadowed Voidsoul is in Natimbi, the Broken Shores - Level 45

  • Deliver 1 Weak Blackened Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Weak Blackened Voidsoul is in Broodlands - Level 50

  • Deliver 1 Blackened Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Blackened Voidsoul is in The Bloodfields - Level 55

  • Deliver 1 Strong Blackened Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Strong Blackened Voidsoul is in Barren Coast - Level 60

  • Deliver 1 Weak Black Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Weak Black Voidsoul is in Arcstone, Isle of Spirits - Level 65

  • Deliver 1 Black Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Black Voidsoul is in Elddar Forest - Level 70

  • Deliver 1 Strong Black Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Strong Black Voidsoul is in Loping Plains - Level 75

  • Deliver 1 Midnight Voidsoul to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

    Midnight Voidsoul is in Old Blackburrow - Level 75

  • ? ? ?

    (What is the last step?)

    The above 13 items come from the 13 hotzones added with the June 9, 2010, patch (in order):

    Lavastorm Mountains
    Blightfire Moors
    Firiona Vie
    Gulf of Gunthak
    Goru`Kar Mesa
    Natimbi, the Broken Shores
    The Broodlands
    The Bloodfields
    Barren Coast
    Arcstone, Isle of Spirits
    The Elddar Forest
    Loping Plains
    Old Blackburrow

    When killing regular mobs in these zones, they can turn into a mob called "The Voidsoul Possessed." These mobs drop a "_____ Voidsoul" item unique to its zone.



    Rewards:
    605 platinum
    Experience (how much?)

    Gem of Bound Voidsouls
    MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE AUGMENTATION
    Augmentation type: 7 8
    Slot: HEAD FACE EAR NECK SHOULDERS ARMS BACK
    WRIST RANGE HANDS PRIMARY SECONDARY FINGER
    CHEST LEGS FEET WAIST
    AC: 15
    MANA: +30 ENDUR: +30
    Required level of 75.
    WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
    Class: ALL
    Race: ALL
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    quest is still active
    # Jan 30 2017 at 8:36 PM Rating: Good
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    spawned the final voidsoul in Old Blackburrow 30 Jan 2017
    quest is still active
    # Feb 01 2017 at 12:29 AM Rating: Excellent
    djtierta wrote:
    spawned the final voidsoul in Old Blackburrow 30 Jan 2017


    Thanks, added items and zones to each step.
    Voidsoul Locations and Zone Levels
    # Oct 12 2014 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
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    Shadowed Voidsoul
    # Aug 17 2014 at 2:54 AM Rating: Good
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    Shadowed Voidsoul in Goru`Kar Mesa, off a Mesa Recluse
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    Lavastorm
    # Mar 16 2014 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
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    Lavastorm - got it off a magma war drake (north in zone)
    Firiona Vie - got it off a Firiona Drixie
    Natimbi - got it off a Noc Darklurch (on platform where it looks like a big funnel)
    The Broodlands - got it off a Darkclaw cleric (just south of thundercrest isles portal)
    Arcstone - got it off a spirit stag at zone in
    Elddar Forest - got it off a Clan Vorzek Vanquisher just west of the hollow tree (loc 896,1070)


    Edited, Mar 27th 2014 9:57pm by Sheldor
    Lavastorm
    # Aug 10 2014 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
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    Natimbi - Got it off a Dirtdigger assassin

    Firiona Vie - a Pilgrim

    Edited, Aug 10th 2014 4:20pm by giantofbabil
    barren
    # May 16 2013 at 1:00 AM Rating: Decent
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    barren coast

    oh i spent long time on the kerrans and gorillas, cause magelo mislead me

    it was right of zone in, the funny named pirates, like a miscreant pirate, or such

    lol i'm helping you
    barren
    # May 16 2013 at 12:58 AM Rating: Decent
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    oh i spent long time on the kerrans and gorillas, cause magelo mislead me

    it was right of zone in, the funny named pirates, like a miscreant pirate, or such

    lol i'm helping you
    quest
    # May 16 2013 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
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    okay nobody has posted on this in a long time so i would like to share.
    The hard ones for me were lavastorm, i ended up using a lower pet, wasted 3 hrs , basilik or drake -north
    Firona Vie, killed hundreds, i found a pilgrim in battle with a dogdude and thats where it popped
    Broodlands, was a drake for me, like magelo shows, its the north east part, desert

    i have 2 left, elddar and blackburrow

    re: elddar, ive killed 60 orcs and nothing
    i ran a lvl 1 ranger there, (yes it let me zone in ! ) and was not on track. i knew this but had to try
    magelo lists loot as many orc things, but description as a giant, no kill points. nada bs

    re: blackburrow.
    havent tried yet, but i imagine its either easy/ medium to get, or complete idiocy for a solo 77 to get.

    if you havent bothered with this don't start. For the love of tunares shrubbery, don't go there

    arcstone - undead, loping plains - undead, gunthak drogmor, natimbi- noc,

    IMO, I cannot confirm using a lower pet, or pet hold, to get VP to pop works or not,
    cannot determine that a longer battle vs wiping them off the map is helpful
    its just random
    i can say VP should pop at about 70% of health, maybe 60% of health
    if VP hasnt popped by 49% of health just put mob out of misery

    well good hunting, just wanted to get this off the quest list
    P.S. don;'t tell your guildies your doing this quest or they won't talk to you anymore.

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    coins
    # Apr 05 2013 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
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    just dropped in Blackburrow today
    Bloodfields
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    These still dropped in Bloodfields for me today
    Drops
    # Feb 17 2012 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
    We found the voidsoul coin drops the fastest from the Bears in Goru'Kar Mesa by the Bear Cave.

    In Blightfire Moors we got it from A Gnarl Thorn down by the swamp.

    Will update as we find more :o)

    Good hunting to you all!!
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    # Sep 20 2011 at 10:41 PM Rating: Good
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    This Quest is not available from this NPC anymore.
    No Longer available
    # Jan 08 2012 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
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    Approach Skal and ask him "What is a voidsoul?"
    -- He'll give you the quest. Just did it with 47 ENC.
    No Longer available
    # Sep 26 2011 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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    Its still available from this NPC.
    But the dialogue is different from above, it changed for long time already.

    You say, 'Hail, Skal Nethus'

    Skal Nethus says 'Come closer! You smell...odd. Yes, have you been crawling around in dungeons? I smell the bacterial spores on your armor. You should be careful: [dungeon rot] will make you unpleasant in ways worse than odor.'

    You say, 'what is dungeon rot'

    Skal Nethus says 'Adventures pass through here all the time, wreaking of the stuff. It seems to be spreading through dungeons everywhere. Just last week I was accosted by a putrid, infected halfling. He accused me of wanting to steal his powers. His skin was boiling red, and a cloud of spores billowed about his body. He lifted me above his head and tossed me into a fountain. His [anger] was five times his body size, and I was afraid for my life.'

    You say, 'why anger'

    Skal Nethus says 'Creatures infected with Dungeon Rot have augmented [strength] and rage. How else would a halfling overpower someone as large and fits as I? I am not positive, but I think the Rot spreads more easily to creatures with anger running through their veins. That is why I resisted the halfing's infection: I am a naturally calm, composed individual.'

    You say, 'what strength'

    Skal Nethus says 'Ah, you know me too well. Yes, my interest in the Rot is not wholly selfless. I would like to find a way to cure adventurers of this blight, but I am sure it would be possible to manipulate the compounds of the disease in order to safely [augment] one's strength. Doubtless, it would be safer than my previous experiments with those [Voidsouls].'

    You say, 'what voidsouls'

    Skal Nethus says 'I accidentally opened a portal to the Void, and souls escaped into Norrath and possessed many creatures. If you [capture] them for me, I can steal them inside this gem.'

    You say, 'I will capture them'

    Skal Nethus says 'Thank you, adventurer. '

    You have been assigned the task 'The Escaped Voidsouls'.

    Well...
    # Dec 30 2010 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
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    ...wheter this aug is worth it or not, I like doing quests. I tried a few of the zones with zero success of seeing a single voidsoul. Same for a fellowship mate who is as quest obsessed asI am.
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    # Nov 18 2010 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
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    voidsouls can be pre-looted
    Don't waste your time
    # Sep 04 2010 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
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    It's a piece of crap. Have to be 75 to equip. It would be good for level 40 tho, but impossible to get that low.
    Don't waste your time
    # Dec 30 2010 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
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    This is worse than crap at the level required and effort to obtain. A level 55'ish hybrid or caster might use it but not for long.
    npc location
    # Jun 14 2010 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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    the npc location is near Franklin. loc is -317.44, +1213.29

    Edited, Jun 14th 2010 7:13pm by Shalaan
    slots
    # Jun 13 2010 at 10:23 PM Rating: Decent
    fits in all slots ,works for me
    Access to PO Time
    # Jun 12 2010 at 9:37 AM Rating: Good
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    PO Time is not the problem, you can zone in I think as low as lvl 1, the problem will be getting into Black Burrow, where you need a task from an npc in OGH to enter. The task I suspect is level locked.
    Access to PO Time
    # Jun 15 2010 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
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    You don't need any task to enter old blackburrow. You can just zone into the non instance version. Im not sure about any kind of level requirement though. EDIT: Its possible that i simply had a task every single time i zoned into blackburrow.

    Edited, Aug 15th 2011 12:38am by Rickymaru
    Access to PO Time
    # Jun 15 2010 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
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    You get, This door is solidly locked. without a quest, unless you use the illusion trick to bypass it. As far as I know, you still need a single person task to validly enter the zone.

    Yther Ore.
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    Access to PO Time
    # May 13 2014 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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    Just getting the quest from Darkpaw will get you access into BB.
    Re: Access to PO Time
    # Jun 12 2010 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
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    Amazing, they've taken away alot of the level requirements. I entered PoTranq no problem, and PoTime via PoTranq and Herald of Druzzil Ro at 23. And even if there isn't a level requirement to request the task, I'm sure there is at least a level span. I'll look into both shortly.

    This is making wonder if some of the GoD zone level requirements have been listed. Some nice quested stuff there without required / recommended level that would be great at <62, but the zones required to loot the no drop items used to have a 62 level minimum requirement, even with proper flagging.

    EDIT: Ok, 52 is below the required level for the single tasks. There is a minimum average level and a 15 level gap limit on the shared tasks. So won't be able to go very low, prob not less than 50 or 55, depending on what the average level needs to be + the 15 level limit.

    Yther Ore.

    Edited, Jun 12th 2010 6:21pm by Yther
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    Seriously?
    # Jun 11 2010 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
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    Seems like a waste of time considering Shard of Expanding Power from Crypt of Decay still drops like candy and has AC: 15
    HP: +45 MANA: +45 and only level 60 to equip.
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    Seriously?
    # Jun 22 2010 at 6:20 PM Rating: Good
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    However, consider that it can be put in secondary (IE shield slot). 15 overcap AC for a pure caster/druid is like 150 AC in any other slot or summat. I guess that's why it only has mana/end as well. Given how insanely low AC softcap casters/druids have, every little thing helps. That's how i see it. Could be wrong though. Does seem like an awful lot of work for something seemingly that gimp.

    -Al

    Edited, Jun 22nd 2010 8:30pm by Alredhel

    Edited, Jun 22nd 2010 8:34pm by Alredhel
    Seriously?
    # Jun 22 2010 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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    Several good alternatives (actually way better ones at that). One easy to get at lower levels, is the Nightmare Fragment from the PoNightmare hotzone. It's only 9ac and 15hp, 5m/e, but still takes less time than obtaining any single voidsoul item.

    Even better yet, are two fairly easy to get at 75, 30AC shield augs:
    Crest of the Scarlet Legion
    Illsalin Enforcer Medal which can be equipped at 70, and can get share the task with an 85, of which just about any should be able to solo the mission, but melee / hybrid classes only.
    Not to mention, the even better Bayle's Heraldic Crest.

    There are several 15+ ones as well, I just don't have them up on a convenient list at the moment, like the others, that I just remember off the top of my head and from this list: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=1&mid=1258744503313114438&page=1

    Yther Ore.
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    # Dec 30 2010 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
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    Unfortunately, the Illsalin Enforcer Medal is the melee reward for the DoD Last Migration mission. Casters get the gimptastic, AC lacking Illsalin Templar Medal (35hp, 35mana & 2% stun resist). The Crest of the Scarlet Legion, on the other hand, is fantastic, relatively easy to get and decent exp for the effort.
    Seriously?
    # Jun 25 2010 at 2:09 PM Rating: Good
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    Very interesting list, thanks, Yther! You rule.

    -Al
    Seriously?
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    Couldn't agree more.

    A serious waste of time ....

    Unless - obtaining this aug opens up another task from that quest-giver ... does it?

    If not then the trouble to place another NPC in PoK and have peeps collect 13 items for such a weak reward is a waste of both SOE's and our time.

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    # Jun 11 2010 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
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    If it doesn't open up something else, or give some unbelievable exp, it definitely will not be worth it. Just getting 1 voidsoul item takes too long for the value of the reward. All of the hotzone augs this time, seem underpar, other than the Blackburrow one, as well.

    Yther Ore.
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    # Jun 13 2010 at 8:19 AM Rating: Decent
    Very disappointing. 15 AC and 30 Mana and End (no HP?) For spending the time collecting 13 drops from 13 zones, it would seem to be very underwhelming. For that much work, the stats should be at least double. Plus a required 75. Even if I needed the 15 AC as a melee, I'm not sure I'd spend the time needed to go to all these zones, camp the mobs and get it.

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    If it doesn't open up something else, or give some unbelievable exp, it definitely will not be worth it. Just getting 1 voidsoul item takes too long for the value of the reward. All of the hotzone augs this time, seem underpar, other than the Blackburrow one, as well.

    Yther Ore.
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    # Jun 10 2010 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
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    Deliver 1 Weak Tarnished Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Tarnished Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Strong Tarnished VOidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Weak Shadowed Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Shadowed Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Strong Shadowed Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Weak Blackened Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Blackened Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Strong Blackened Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Weak Black Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Black Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Strong Black Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    Deliver 1 Midnight Voidsoul to Skal Nethus - 0/1 - Plane of Knowledge
    ??? - - ???

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    Search for the escaped Voidsouls in Lavastorm Mountains, Blightfire Moors, Firiona Vie, the Gulf of Gunthak, Goru`kar Mesa, the Broken Shores of Natimbi, the Broodlands, the Bloodfields, the Barren Coast, Arcstone, the Elddar Forest, the Loping Plains, and Old Blackburrow.

    Rewards:
    605 platinum.
    You gain experience!!
    Gem of Bound Voidsouls

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    EDIT: Also, no level requirement to request the task, but of couse Old Blackburrow is not accessible to 62, unless there is way to get there without goign through PoTime or the 62 restriction has been removed.

    Skal's location:
    Your Location is -319.76, 1213.73, -111.56

    Yther Ore.

    Edited, Jun 10th 2010 7:54pm by Yther
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    # Jun 13 2010 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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    Actually old blackburrow can be entered at any lvl just need to know how to do the illusion/mount trick. me and a friend zoned in a 54 rogue the other day via illusion trick.
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    Why couldn't you just have someone bind in OGH then port to bind if you're under lvl 62?
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