Anniversary Solo Task: Belle of the Ball  

Quest Started By:Description:
Where:
Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
This Quest is Seasonal
Level:100
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:24:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:The Darkened Sea
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Fri Mar 13 16:35:58 2015
Modified: Thu Apr 2 15:56:00 2015


For an overview, schedule, and list of EverQuest Anniversary events, see this quest entry.



This is an anniversary solo task (with a 24-hour timer) introduced with EverQuest's 16th anniversary. It begins with a half-elf named "Zantog, the Greatest" (click for map image) in the Plane of Knowledge (located southeast of the main bank).

Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Level ?? (maximum mob levels encountered will be Level 100)
- No other requirements

Say "vanity and glory" to request the task and "transport" to get a teleport to the non-instanced Morell's Castle zone (will teleport you at any time in the task).

You say, 'Hail, Zantog, the Greatest'

Zantog, the Greatest muses, thoughtfully, 'A good man helps himself. A great man helps everyone else. A grater man transforms a block of cheese into smaller pieces of cheese. A [greater] man strives to make Norrath a better place.'

You say, 'What greater man?'

Zantog, the Greatest says 'Morell's Ball will be upon us soon. The most vain and glorious inhabitants of Morell's Plane must reach even greater heights of [vanity and glory].'

You say, 'I'd like to get in on that vanity and glory...'

Zantog, the Greatest says 'That's great! Would you like me to [transport] you to Morell's Castle now?'

You have been assigned the task 'Belle of the Ball'.

A pair of puppets preparing for Morell's Ball are each searching for accessories to ensure that they will be the most fabulous one in attendance.

You say, 'Transport me, please...'

Zantog, the Greatest begins to cast a spell. <Rift of Dreams>

Zantog, the Greatest says 'Off you go. Dream of greatness, _____.'

MESSAGE OF THE DAY:
You have entered Morell's Castle.



Speak to Vainglorious Gloria 0/1 (Morell's Castle)

You say, 'Hail, Vainglorious Gloria'

Vainglorious Gloria turns toward you, dramatically, 'It's about time you showed up, _____! This is a situation most dire. The ball will soon be upon us, and I can't let that jabbering jester [steal the show] again.'

You say, 'Steal the show?'

Vainglorious Gloria brings one arm up to her forehead to strike an exaggerated and unmistakable woe-is-me pose, 'Without a [Plumed Masquerade Ball Masque] to complement my attire, I can't dare show my face at the ball. Ironically, the masque will cover my face so I won't actually be showing it in any case, but you understand what I'm getting at.'

You say, 'What about this Plumed Masquerade Ball Masque?'

Vainglorious Gloria speaks slowly and deliberately, her wooden jaw emitting a solid *clack* with each enunciated syllable, 'The recipe is in your book and the details of where you'll find the components are in your journal. Waste no time.'

You have learned the recipe Plumed Masquerade Ball Mask!

Create a Plumed Masquerade Ball Mask 0/1 (ALL)

Task Window Says: Using a sewing kit or loom with at least 10 slots, tailor a Plumed Masquerade Ball Mask by following the pattern in your recipe book. Components can be acquired from gargoyles in Neriak Fourth Gate, aviaks in Hills of Shade, pegasuses in Elddar Forest, cockatrices in Al`Kabor's Nightmare, and vitrik in Korafax.

Kill targets:

- "a stonetalon" in Neriak Fourth Gate (in and around Darklight Palace in the southeastern part of the zone)
--- 2x "Glittering Gargoyle Eye"

- "a borrower _____" in the Hills of Shade (in the west-central part of the zone)
--- 2x "Inky Raven Plumage"

- "an enraptured pegasus" in Elddar Forest (north-central and northeastern zone boundaries)
--- 2x "Alabaster Pegasus Plumage"

- "a feral cockatrice" in Al`Kabor's Nightmare (Dreadlands isle)
--- 2x "Golden Cockatrice Plumage"
--- Note: You can levitate from island-to-island

- "a vitrik _____" in Korafax (spawn areas inside the complex and roaming the northern half of the outer perimeter)
--- 2x "Lustrous Vitrik Plumage"

Combine the above 10 items in a 10-slot sewing kit or loom (no-fail combine, but requires a minimum tailoring skill of 30) to produce 1x "Plumed Masquerade Ball Mask".

Deliver the masque to Vainglorious Gloria 0/1 (Morell's Castle)

Vainglorious Gloria snatches the mask from you, greedily. 'Aha! I truly will be the Belle of the Ball!'



Speak to Cruel Danille 0/1 (Morell's Castle)

You say, 'Hail, Cruel Danille'

Cruel Danille flops to one side and exclaims, 'I can't show up to the ball wearing these old threads. This look is done to death. It was old news last year. No, I need to be unique, special, furry, and Morell willing, patterned with brightly-colored dots. Yes, yes yes. Some [rabbit hunting] is in order.'

You say, 'Rabbit hunting?'

Cruel Danille straightens up momentarily, then flops again as though the effort to hold himself upright is an impossible task, 'You can't damage the pelts, understand, so a [special snare] is in order. Your job is to make the snare and then use it to capture a heaping helping of hapless hares.'

You say, 'A special snare?'

Cruel Danille flops from one side to the other excitedly, 'The recipe is in your book and the details of where you'll find the components are in your journal.'

You have learned the recipe Sticky Marshmallow Goo!

Create a Sticky Marshmallow Goo 0/1 (ALL)

Task Window Says: Using a mixing bowl with at least 10 slots, create Sticky Marshmallow Goo by following the pattern in your recipe book. Components can be acquired from bixies in Bixie Warfront, gingerbread men in Morell's Castle, and gelatinous cubes in Dead Hills.

Kill targets:

- bixies in the non-instanced version of Bixie Warfront (the garden area through the tunnel)
--- 3x "Sticky Bixie Honey"

- "a gingerbread man" in Morell's Castle (candyland in the southwestern part of the zone)
--- 3x "Sticky Gum Drop"

- "a quivering muck cube" (immune to mez/stun/root/snare) due north of the zone-in of the non-instanced Dead Hills zone
--- 3x "Sticky Gelatinous Cubes"

Combine the above nine items in a Mixing Bowl (no-fail combine, but requires a minimum baking skill of 30) to produce 1x "Sticky Marshmallow Hoo".

Capture Zhuzhu with the Marshmallow Goo 0/1 (Morell's Castle)

Capture Kadath with the Marshmallow Goo 0/1 (Morell's Castle)

Capture Manda-Beth with the Marshmallow Goo 0/1 (Morell's Castle)

The above three mobs are rabbits in Morell's Castle (one in the southern part of the forest; the other two in candyland). DPS them to under 20% health, and then click the Goo on them to update. (These mobs are of average difficulty for the zone; hit for a max ~10,000 and immune to mez/stun/root/snare.)

Give the Sticky Marshmallow Goo to Cruel Danille 0/1 (Morell's Castle)

Note: If you want the bonus item for this task, go to Crescent Reach and capture rabbits there before handing in the Goo.

Cruel Danille smiles so broadly that you hear a few stitches in his mouth pop loose. 'Hee hee! Now I will be the Belle of the Ball!'

You delivered a hand-crafted masquerade ball mask to Vainglorious Gloria, and you also delivered three spotted bunnies you captured to Cruel Danille. Both are certain that these fashionable accessories will make them the Belle of the Ball.


Rewards:
800 platinum
Experience
10x "Commemorative Coin

Bonus Item:
Metamorph Totem: Speckled Hare (use the "Sticky Marshmallow Goo" click effect on 25 rabbits in Crescent Reach)

















Rewards:
Send a Correction
Post Comment
Why?
# Mar 20 2017 at 6:20 AM Rating: Decent
"an enraptured pegasus" in Elddar Forest (north-central and northeastern zone boundaries)
--- 2x "Alabaster Pegasus Plumage"

these entrapped pegasus's arent dropping the plumage.
Why?
# Mar 31 2017 at 8:26 PM Rating: Good
**
827 posts
Nothing drops until you start the task, then they drop an item every time.
Shaman can use slow to gather rabbits together for the bonus
# Mar 22 2015 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
**
346 posts
Fill up your ET window, then count off the rest until you hit 25 (or overdo it, like I did, and end up with 7 extras-no harm done).
CR rabbits
# Mar 21 2015 at 9:01 PM Rating: Default
*
184 posts
Because the casting time on the clicky goo takes so long, you basically can't do this sub task in CR unless you have a way to pre-agro the rabbits without killing them first (so no merc, pet, or DS). I used a long lasting snare spell that does no dmg in order to agro them so they stayed at my feet while I just clicked away on the goo clicky hot button I made. Think I snared about 20 of them (all I could find) and the last 5 spawned by the time I was ready for them. Best to do this near the hut that has the spell vendors, that is where the re-spawns will be.
CR rabbits
# Apr 27 2015 at 7:07 AM Rating: Decent
Avatar
**
303 posts
Trabik wrote:
Because the casting time on the clicky goo takes so long, you basically can't do this sub task in CR unless you have a way to pre-agro the rabbits without killing them first (so no merc, pet, or DS). I used a long lasting snare spell that does no dmg in order to agro them so they stayed at my feet while I just clicked away on the goo clicky hot button I made. Think I snared about 20 of them (all I could find) and the last 5 spawned by the time I was ready for them. Best to do this near the hut that has the spell vendors, that is where the re-spawns will be.


That's not at all true. I did this bit 6 times so far doing nothing but running around and casting the clicky effect on the rabbits. No aggro, no spells, no abilities. It wasn't difficult, or at least I'm the luckiest person ever. Got 6/6 of them my first attempt.

I'm not saying your snaring is a bad idea, but I am saying it's emphatically not required. It's a valid post (and good) except for "basically can't do this...unless", which is rubbish.
Grouping
# Mar 19 2015 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
If you happen to be doing this quest with a group, catching the speckled bunnies (Zhuzhu, Kadath, and Manda-Beth) will update for everyone in the group.
Recipes
# Mar 19 2015 at 10:43 AM Rating: Good
Avatar
46 posts
The first two steps in the task are to hail Cruel and Vainglorious. Each of them give you a recipe to make the mask and the goo so don't make yourself crazy trying to do the combines w/out the recipe like I did!
Bonus item hints
# Mar 17 2015 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Since people on my server seem to be having issues trying to get the bonus item, here is how I got it.

Finished the task, EXCEPT for turning in the sticky marshmallow, as stated before.

Then took PoK stone to CR, ran through the main CR vendor/etc area to the newbie area. Just as you get there, there is a building with lots of hares running around. All you need to do it get close and click the item on them. Then find the next one near there, and rinse and repeat. People in general chat were trying to AE pull them, etc and failed to get the bonus item. The rabbits re-spawn, well, as fast as rabbits, and just target and get close to the next one and click the item and you have another update. Rinse and repeat.

You might have problems if other people are in the same spot doing the same thing.

Don't over think this one :)

Good hunting.
bonus item
# Mar 16 2015 at 2:31 PM Rating: Good
10 posts
don't hand the sticky marshmallow in until you do the bonus item sub quest or you cannot get the metamorph wand. something about catching 25 bunnies with it in crescent reach i believe.
guess i'll be doing this again tomorrow /sigh.

Edited, Mar 16th 2015 4:32pm by meduser
bonus item
# Mar 17 2015 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
*
77 posts
Yes, 25 bunnies in five minutes. Upon turn in of the sticky marshmallow goo to Cruel Danille I received 19 AAs at level 105 with just over 9500 AAs assigned
Useful Links
# Mar 16 2015 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
Avatar
**
303 posts
Al'Kabar's Nightmare requires some quests to get to Dreadlands if you wish to do the task independently. It's not required if you have a way to get to the dreadlands, such as a campfire or a mage to CotH. I also heard that you can levi-run all the way there, but I haven't tried it. CotH and campfire emphatically works. Here's a link to the three solo tasks you must complete if you wish to port independently.

Rivervale: The Rivervale Ruins
Everfrost: The Wastelands of Everfrost
Faydark: Faydark's Shadow

And as I said previously, skill of 30 is required to do the combine for tailoring.
CR Tailoring Freebie: Tonlyei's Chores
CR Baking Freebie Simple Oatmeal for Crescent Reach*
*mixing bowl is required for combines, available on merchant right next to task giver.
Both of these are on Crescent Reach floor 2.5.

For entrance to Elddar Forest, See this comment
Useful Links
# Mar 16 2015 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
You can lev all the way there. The islands are all lower than the previous island. Watch out for undead and see invis though.
Tailoring Combine
# Mar 16 2015 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
Avatar
**
303 posts
Though it looks like it is a no fail combine, a skill of 3 in tailoring results in a message complaining about you not being skilled enough to even attempt. 68 is good enough. Guessing you have to have a skill of 15 in tailoring to do it.

Edit 1: Off to Crescent reach. Skilled up to 24, still too low in skill. Guess we keep going. It's somewhere between 24 and 68 so it won't be that bad.

Edit 2: Looks like our magic number for tailoring is 30. Skill level of 30 required.


Edited, Mar 16th 2015 11:37am by Baeddon
Dialogue Update 1
# Mar 16 2015 at 7:14 AM Rating: Decent
Avatar
**
303 posts
Vainglorious Gloria and Cruel Danielle are at the top of the double stairs in the big room at the entrance (Findable.) I have pictures to upload for their NPC entries but they don't have NPC entries yet.

[Mon Mar 16 08:51:13 2015] You say, 'Hail, Zantog, the Greatest'
[Mon Mar 16 08:51:13 2015] Zantog, the Greatest pontificates, 'There is nothing [greater] than doing what people say you cannot. People are saying that you can't do the thing I'm about to ask you to do, so you should definitely do it.'
[Mon Mar 16 08:51:20 2015] You say, 'Greater'
[Mon Mar 16 08:51:20 2015] Zantog, the Greatest says 'Morell's Ball will be upon us soon. The most vain and glorious inhabitants of Morell's Plane must reach even greater heights of [vanity and glory].'
[Mon Mar 16 08:51:27 2015] You say, 'Vanity and glory'
[Mon Mar 16 08:51:27 2015] You have been assigned the task 'Belle of the Ball'.
[Mon Mar 16 08:51:27 2015] Zantog, the Greatest says 'That's great! Would you like me to [transport] you to Morell's Castle now?'
Hails of these two NPCs:
[Mon Mar 16 08:52:22 2015] You say, 'Transport'
[Mon Mar 16 08:52:22 2015] Zantog, the Greatest begins to cast a spell. <Rift of Dreams>
[Mon Mar 16 08:52:22 2015] Zantog, the Greatest says 'Off you go. Dream of greatness, Halfling.'

Speak to Vainglorious Gloria 0/1 (Morell's Castle)

[Mon Mar 16 08:59:03 2015] You say, 'Hail, Vainglorious Gloria'
[Mon Mar 16 08:59:03 2015] Vainglorious Gloria turns toward you, dramatically, 'It's about time you showed up, Halfling! This is a situation most dire. The ball will soon be upon us, and I can't let that jabbering jester [steal the show] again.'
[Mon Mar 16 08:59:08 2015] You say, 'Steal the Show'
[Mon Mar 16 08:59:08 2015] Vainglorious Gloria brings one arm up to her forehead to strike an exaggerated and unmistakable woe-is-me pose, 'Without a [Plumed Masquerade Ball Masque] to complement my attire, I can't dare show my face at the ball. Ironically, the masque will cover my face so I won't actually be showing it in any case, but you understand what I'm getting at.'
[Mon Mar 16 08:59:19 2015] You say, 'Plumed Masquerade Ball Masque'
[Mon Mar 16 08:59:19 2015] Vainglorious Gloria speaks slowly and deliberately, her wooden jaw emitting a solid *clack* with each enunciated syllable, 'The recipe is in your book and the details of where you'll find the components are in your journal. Waste no time.'
[Mon Mar 16 08:59:19 2015] You have learned the recipe Plumed Masquerade Ball Mask!
[Mon Mar 16 08:59:19 2015] Your task 'Belle of the Ball' has been updated.
[Mon Mar 16 08:59:19 2015] Vainglorious Gloria speaks slowly and deliberately, her wooden jaw emitting a solid *clack* with each enunciated syllable, 'The recipe is in your book and the details of where you'll find the components are in your journal. Waste no time.'

Speak to Cruel Danille 0/1 (Morell's Castle) (available at the start as well)

[Mon Mar 16 09:00:44 2015] You say, 'Hail, Cruel Danille'
[Mon Mar 16 09:00:44 2015] Cruel Danille flops to one side and exclaims, 'I can't show up to the ball wearing these old threads. This look is done to death. It was old news last year. No, I need to be unique, special, furry, and Morell willing, patterned with brightly-colored dots. Yes, yes yes. Some [rabbit hunting] is in order.'
[Mon Mar 16 09:00:48 2015] You say, 'rabbit hunting'
[Mon Mar 16 09:00:48 2015] Cruel Danille straightens up momentarily, then flops again as though the effort to hold himself upright is an impossible task, 'You can't damage the pelts, understand, so a [special snare] is in order. Your job is to make the snare and then use it to capture a heaping helping of hapless hares.'
[Mon Mar 16 09:00:49 2015] You say, 'special snare'
[Mon Mar 16 09:00:50 2015] You have learned the recipe Sticky Marshmallow Goo!
[Mon Mar 16 09:00:50 2015] Your task 'Belle of the Ball' has been updated.
[Mon Mar 16 09:00:50 2015] Cruel Danille flops from one side to the other excitedly, 'The recipe is in your book and the details of where you'll find the components are in your journal.'



Edited, Mar 16th 2015 9:25am by Baeddon
Typo
# Mar 16 2015 at 6:56 AM Rating: Decent
Avatar
**
303 posts
Quote:
Say "vanity and glory" to request the task and "tranport" to get a teleport to the non-instanced Morell's Castle zone (will teleport you at any time in the task).


The keyword is in fact "transport". If it were just an unimportant typo, I wouldn't comment, but it is in fact a keyword.
Post Comment

Free account required to post

You must log in or create an account to post messages.