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|Anniversary events tend to run from mid-March to mid-April (sometimes to mid-May) each year. They are not available during the "off season".
For an overview and list of EverQuest Anniversary events, see this quest entry.
This is a group task introduced with EverQuest's 13th anniversary. It's expected to only be available during anniversary season (mid-March through mid-April).
It begins with Sam Napth, a Halfling in the Plane of Knowledge at about -215, -90, -155 (next to the Soulbinder).
You must have completed the 12 other tasks before being able to request this one.
(Completion of "Summoning the Master" allows you to request the monster mission "A Different Perspective" which then leads into the Tower of Frozen Shadow raid.)
NOTE: While mercenaries are allowed in the mission, you will need at least three real players to complete. It doesn't matter whether you have three individuals or they are just boxed, but you will need a minimum of three player characters.
You say, 'Hail, Sam Napth'
Sam Napth says 'I've been expecting you. I have great need of adventurers to help me deal with an important issue. There are a lot of tasks that need doing, I'd be grateful if you could help me out. You see, I've been trying to prove to some important people that such things are foolishness. So I've arranged some tests to prove it.'
A task window pops up offering several anniversary tasks.
You have been assigned the task 'Summoning the Master'.
Now that you have investigated many superstitions for Sam Napth, he believes that you and your allies might be able to investigate the most puzzling rumors of all. The only thing that he will tell you is that it involved Castle Mistmoore. "Meet" him there and he will give you further instructions.
Speak with Sam Napth 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)
You say, 'Hail, Sam Napth'
NOTE: This locks the task.
Sam Napth says 'Hello, _____. [Meet] me on the road to Castle Mistmoore and I can tell you more.'
You say, 'I'll meet you there'
Sam Napth says 'I'll see you there. Meet me on the road up the cliffside...'
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered The Castle of Mistmoore.
You say, 'Hail, Sam Napth'
Sam Napth says 'I need you to investigate the castle, _____. I can send you [back] if you need to go, though.'
Task Window Says: If there is a chance for Sam's plan to work, the important areas of Castle Mistmoore must be cleared of Mayong's minions. Remove them from their posts, and obtain samples of their essences.
Collect samples of essence from Mayong's servants 0/13 (Castle Mistmoore)
You need 13 and anybody can collect them. This step automatically updates while killing minions.
Defeat all minions in the entry hall of the castle 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions in the grand ballroom 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions in the grand dining hall 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions in the recital hall 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions in the garden 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions around the fountain 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions in the in the kitchen 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions in the in the servants' quarters 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions in the library 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions in the drawing room 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions in the throne room 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions in Mayong's bedroom 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Defeat all minions around Mayong's bath 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Find and defeat all minions in the torture chamber 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Find and defeat all minions in the tower 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Bring your samples and report your success to Sam 0/13 (Castle Mistmoore)
Sam Napth says 'Excellent, this is exactly what I was hoping for,' Sam says, taking the vials of essence from you. 'This will get somewhat complicated,' he continues, dipping daggers into the essence and performing an elaborate series of gestures over them before handing them to each member of your party. 'Take these [daggers] and go back to those areas I indicated for you to study earlier. The rumor is that if at least three people spill their own blood - not much - in three separate areas at once, we can summon the Master, but it must be three areas where he last spent some time. I will let you know if the ritual worked each time you try.''
You receive three daggers. Note that if you lose them, you can say "daggers" to him to get some more.
You say, 'I need more daggers!'
Sam Napth says 'Lost your dagger, eh?' Sam asks as he dips another dagger in the essences you collected and performs an elaborate series of gestures over it. 'Try to keep track of this one.'' Sam gives you a Sacrificial Dagger.
Experiment to find three locations that produce a result 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Task Window Says: Sam thinks that you will need to spill blood in at least three locations at once in order to debunk the mystery of Castle Mistmoore. Each of you should go to a different area that you cleared earlier and use the daggers he has given you at once.
With the minions gone scatter yourselves throughout the castle, one player to a cleared room.
Communicate, somebody give the word and all should click their daggers.
If you are not close when clicking, you receive a personal response in Red text saying it didn't work. Make sure you have levi off in the upper rooms when you are clicking. If you are in any of the proper cleared areas when clicking you receive a personal response in yellow text:
Sam Napth says 'Yes! You have spilled your blood in (your location)! Let's hope that location is important.'
The three places you need are random per instanced zone of The Castle of Mistmoore.
Receiving Yellow text for spilling blood does not guarantee that is one of the three you need, just that you tested a valid location.
Having all clicked at roughly the same time, Sam will respond to the zone:
Sam Napth shouts 'All right, I'm starting the ritual, but I can't hold it forever!'
The daggers have a recast time of 30 seconds, but it will take 60 seconds to discover the results.
If blood was spilled in one of the correct rooms all will see 1, 2 or 3 results in Yellow text.
Althea shouts, 'Come to me, my Master! Return to my arms and live anew!'
Brenda shouts, 'I exist once more, Master! I call you to this plane once again!'
Christine shouts, 'Master, I implore you! Walk this plane once more by my side!'
You want to see three (3) responses. If you see less, then you might see this response:
Sam Napth shouts 'I can't hold the ritual any longer! You didn't find all three of the correct locations. Try spilling blood somewhere else.'
Getting all three responses at once will update the task AND warp everybody to the bridge outside the castle entrance.
Discover what is truly going on 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)
Mayong Mistmoore appears outside the castle...
Mayong Mistmoore shouts 'Ladies, ladies, ladies! Calm yourselves! I was away for the briefest... briefest... '
Mayong Mistmoore shouts 'Can I have been away that long? And what has happened to me in the interim? My body hasn't felt this weak in some time. That should be remedied.'
Mayong Mistmoore shouts 'For that matter, how did I return in the first place? The ties to this plane are... unfamiliar. The ritual that brought me here was not the one I had planned for.'
Mayong Mistmoore says 'You there, the greasy one. Halfling. You had something to do with this.'
Sam Napth says 'Ye-es? I, er, thought I was disproving a myth. It's been my obsession, recently. I felt they all led up to this one, so I only allowed these special adventurers to know the secret...'
Mayong Mistmoore's form shimmers.
Mayong Mistmoore says 'Obsession, eh? I admit that I have not been... available... recently, but it is not like halflings to obsess over matters such as this in my experience. This does not appear to be anything like a pie at all. How did you know of such a ritual to perform?'
Sam Napth says 'I... I don't know. I... ugh...'
Mayong Mistmoore concentrates for a moment before a sword appears in his hand.
Mayong Mistmoore says 'Yes, that's right. I see you in there. You thought you could hide from me, here, in my domain? You must be new... whatever you are.'
Words form in your mind, seemingly without passing through your ears. 'Do not be so bold, dead one. Fear lives in all. Your Faceless fool squandered alir power. You have no understanding of the true power of a god. Even now, you feel the change, yes?'
Mayong Mistmoore says 'And you, whoever you are, have made a grave miscalculation. I have never been one to let an apparent defeat be more than a temporary setback. You may have the advantage for now, but my absence has been but the blink of an eye. I will regain my rightful place in this world, my plans will come to fruition, and you will rue this day, if I let you live. Begone.'
You have woken the Master of Castle Mistmoore and somehow lived to tell the tale. His purpose is, as always, unclear, but you can't help feeling apprehensive about what might be in store for the world of Norrath now that he has returned to it.
Mayong Mistmoore says 'As for the rest of you, I must thank you for playing your part in my ultimate plan. You have accelerated my return, which is somewhat commendable. I feel a calling to a location I haven't visited in quite some time and I am afraid I must take my leave of you now. You'll understand, of course, that I can't allow you to remain here. Back you go...'
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered The Plane of Knowledge.
Experience + one of:
---- Option #1: 150 platinum
---- Option #2: Twitchy Bat Wing (50 charges of bat illusion)
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