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For an overview, schedule, and list of EverQuest Anniversary events, see this quest entry.
This is an anniversary shared task (1-6 players) introduced with EverQuest's 16th anniversary. It begins with Ankra (click for map image) in the Plane of Knowledge (located southeast of the main bank).
This task acts as a heroic adventure. Mob levels inside the instanced zone will vary according to the highest level player presently in the zone.
Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Level 75
- No other requirements
Say "combat experience" to request the task and "ready" to zone in.
You say, 'Hail, Ankra'
Ankra says 'Don't hurt me! Wait, maybe you can help me. I have a bit of a [problem].'
You say, 'What problem?'
Ankra says 'I am a bit small, for a tizmak. I know, you might not have noticed, I forgive you. I've been bullied since I was young, and I've had enough of it! I'm looking forward to [changing] that.'
You say, 'Changing it?'
Ankra says 'Yes, you understand! I have been studying the ancient arts of necromancy, and the history of the dragons of the Western Wastes. I believe I can raise a dragon from the dead to [assist] me.'
You say, 'A dragon to assist you?'
Ankra says 'That's right. Don't look so shocked. It's actually not as complicated as you think. Well, it's a little bit complicated. Most importantly, I need a person with [combat experience] to help me.'
You say, 'I have combat experience...'
Ankra says 'Wonderful! Thank you for offering to help. I have a great reward prepared for you. We'll have to go to the Western Wastes. Don't worry about getting there, just let me know when you are [ready], I'll take you.'
You have been assigned the task 'Dead Dragons'.
Help Ankra summon an undead dragon to help protect him from bullying and ridicule. Hint: Use the Find window to locate Ankra if you lose sight of him.
You say, 'Ready!'
Ankra says 'Let's be off then.'
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered The Western Wastes.
Discuss the plan with Ankra 0/1 (Western Wastes)
You say, 'Hail, Ankra'
Ankra says 'Okay, I've gathered most of the simple components. I am missing a key part of a dragon though. According to my research, that should be a dragon scale. It shouldn't be too difficult to find a proper dragon scale here. Look for nests hidden in ice formations.'
Ankra calls out, 'I'm going on ahead! Follow me if you want!' and dashes off.
Locate a dragon scale in a dragon nest 0/1 (Western Wastes)
This updates at around -1500, -2000 (in an area between the two canyons). Be invisible when you trigger this update.
Ankra shouts, 'Watch out for the wyverns!'
Defeat the attacking wyverns 0/2 (Western Wastes)
"an enraged wyvern" hits for a max ~14,000 and is mezzable and rootable/snareable (but immune to stuns).
Find a Pristine Dragon Scale and give it to Ankra 0/1 (Western Wastes)
These are ground spawns in the area and may be lootable from the wyverns as well (only need one).
Ankra starts the spell, but looks confused. 'Wait, this isn't right. Nothing is happening.'
Speak to Ankra 0/1 (Western Wastes)
Task Window Says: Ankra's magic failed utterly. Speak with him.
You say, 'Hail, Ankra'
Ankra says 'Nothing! Something's not right! I think I need more dragon parts. We could use some old dragon remains, and there must be plenty here. Check around other nests.'
Ankra looks determined. He shouts, 'Let's find some remains. I'm going ahead!'
Locate dragon remains 0/1 (Western Wastes)
This updates at around -925, 835 (northwest of the previous update). Be invisible when you trigger this update as multiple high aggro-range mobs spawn.
Ankra shouts, 'Ice burrowers!'
Slay the ice burrowers near the nest 0/2 (Western Wastes)
Task Window Says: Ice burrowers are crawling all over this area. They'll have to be culled for you to find any dragon remains safely.
"an agitated ice burrower" hits for a max ~14,000; is rootable/snareable; may or may not be mezzable; and is immune to stuns.
Find the Preserved Dragon Remains and give them to Ankra 0/1 (Western Wastes)
Ground spawns by the ice crystal, or looted from the ice burrowers. Be prepared for an aggro mob spawn when you hand in this item (does not see invisibility).
Defeat the ghostly dragon 0/1 (Western Wastes)
Task Window Says: Worse than doing nothing, this spell has summoned a hostile phantom dragon! Defeat it while Ankra hides.
TASK LOCKS HERE
"a ghostly dragon" hits for a max ~14,000.
Discuss the results with Ankra 0/1 (Western Wastes)
You say, 'Hail, Ankra'
Ankra says 'Don't give up yet! I'm very sorry about that. I know I can control it, but we're going to need more. Fresh dragon blood. I saw an older dragon here that would be perfect. It was around an old nest taken over by drakes.'
Ankra is already moving. He yells, 'This way, to the drakes! We'll find the dragon before they bother us.'
Find the drake nest the dragon was seen near 0/1 (Western Wastes)
Task Window Says: Finding fresh dragon blood may be a challenge. Taking it definitely will be. Ankra reports finding an old, lumbering dragon near a drake nest on his way to meet you in the Western Wastes. Follow him or his path to find it.
This updates at around /loc -2000, 1000 (south of the previous location). Again, be invisible for this update.
Ankra yells, 'The drakes are defending the nest! Be careful, I think the dragon is nearby!'
Destroy the defending drakes 0/1 (Western Wastes)
These are no more difficult than previous mobs in the task.
Defeat the aging dragon 0/1 (Western Wastes)
Task Window Says: The dragon has appeared. It seems a bit sluggish, giving you an opportunity at victory.
This mob is no more difficult than previous mobs in the task.
Extract Aging Dragon Blood and give it to Ankra 0/1 (Western Wastes)
Loot the blood from the dragon's corpse, and hand it to Ankra. Be prepared for mob aggro, and, if you want the bonus item, be prepared to prevent the spawned friendly NPCs from dying.
Ankra's ugly smile becomes uglier as he finishes the ritual. 'My time has finally come! With a beast this mighty, I shall take over all of Norrath. I apologize, but I can't let someone like you stand in my way. Thank you for the help. Now, die!'
A voice calls out, 'Captain, we found Ankra! Engaging him now. Blast, he summoned the dragon.'
Another voice shouts, 'A dragon? I haven't had a challenge in awhile!'
a mercenary says 'Waring and the others will be sad they missed this fight!'
a mercenary says 'Zentu and Amio send their regards!'
a mercenary captain says 'Quetzal is quite a generous employer. And I do not disappoint generous employers. You are dead, Ankra.'
Defeat Ankra and his undead dragon 0/2 (Western Wastes)
Task Window Says: Ankra betrayed you and has gone power mad with his new pet. Eliminate them both. It appears some others chasing Ankra have joined up to help.
Ankra and his dragon are no more difficult than other mobs in the zone. Here, you'll have a few mercenary NPCs assisting you as well.
Speak to the mercenary captain 0/1 (Western Wastes)
Task Window Says: The mercenaries that helped you appear to want to talk. Speak to them and then leave this place.
You say, 'Hail, a mercenary captain'
a mercenary captain says 'Oh, so you're _____. Well, isn't this an honor? I guess you found Ankra before we did. Of course, we helped, so I imagine we'll still get [paid].'
It didn't turn out as expected, but the job is over.
You say, 'Paid?'
a mercenary captain says 'Right. A group of people [hired] us to find him: Waring, Ormus, Amio, Ducreux, Zentu, Quetzal, and Dreekenail. It was a weird group, but apparently Ankra has been busy making enemies.'
You say, 'Who hired you?'
a mercenary captain says 'They were going to destroy Ankra themselves for attempting to deceive them, but I guess we saved them the trouble! Anyway, I think we can [leave] now. Me and my friends here cleared the way.'
5 Commemorative Coins
Necromantic Dragon Bone (make sure all mercenary NPCs live, and speak with them when finished)
For the Bonus Item
You say, 'Hail, a mercenary'
a mercenary says 'Talk to the Captain. I'm not really in the mood for a [chat].
You say, 'Let's chat'
a mercenary says 'Bit [cold], isnt it.
You say, 'Cold?'
a mercenary says 'Yes. I'm freezing. Can you just talk to the Captain and leave me [alone]?
You say, 'Leave you alone?'
a mercenary says 'Yes. [Stop] it.
You say, 'Stop it?'
a mercenary says 'That's what I said. Stop it. Is this really how you spend your [time]?
You say, 'Yes, it's how I spend time'
a mercenary says 'I thought so, _____. Don't you have better things to do that [bug] an honest mercenary doing a job?
You say, 'I will bug you'
a mercenary says 'Yes, you're bugging me! I'm about to [lose] it!
You say, 'Go ahead and lose it'
a mercenary says "[Argh]!
You say, 'Argh?'
a mercenary throws up his hands, I can't take it anymore! I'm just here doing my job! Here, take this Necromantic Dragon Bone and go away. I found it on Ankra's body. I was going to take it as a little under-the-table bonus, but I don't even care at this point. Take it and go!
You receive a Necromantic Dragon Bone.
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