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Ethereal Parchment  

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Item Lore:The magic is in constant flux
Item Type:Misc
Lucy Entry By:Tiana
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 00:02:10
Page Updated:Tue Oct 29th, 2019

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 60

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Quest Name
Endurance Testing


This item is found on creatures.

Drunder, Fortress of Zek (Plane of Tactics)
NPC Name
a Battle Wraith
a Diaku Boar
a Diaku Death Knight
a Diaku Oracle
a Diaku Raider
a Diaku Scout
a Diaku Warrior
a Gladiator
A War Boar
a War Wraith
a zek initiate
Diaku Armsman
Diaku Elite Armsman
Diaku Elite Guard
Diaku Elite Sentry
Diaku Guardian
Diaku Sentry
Gindan Flayer

Halls of Honor
NPC Name
a Guardian of Marr
A Protector of Marr
a Valiant Spirit
A Valorian Guard
A Valorian Guardian
A Valorian Sentry
A Valorous Spirit
a Wrulon Guard
Alden Koden
An Animated Guardian
Beimage Trite
Eldon Starkorp
Faern Foom

Lair of Terris Thule
NPC Name
a dream defiler
a grotesque statue
Guardian of Terris
Terris Thule

Plane of Disease
NPC Name
a bubonian defiler
a bubonian relak
a bubonian underling
a carrion larva
a deathbone magus
a diseased infested bubonian
A Diseased Lightcrawler
a Diseased Underbulk
a firebone caster
a foul pusling
a generian larva
a harrion larva
A Lightcrawler Defiler
a Lightcrawler Pest
a malarian metamo
a pile of bile
A Putrid Pile of Flesh
a scaevian larva
a sengian fly
a sengian larva
a wretched pusling
an arachnae aster
an arachnae crawler
An Arachnae Maleveler
an arachnae terranis
An Underbulk Crawler
An Underbulk Defiler
Aramin the Spider Guardian
Guardian of the Crypt
Rallius Rattican

Plane of Innovation
NPC Name
a clockwork golem
a corroded prototype
a degrading guardian
a malfunctioning system
a manaetic contraption
a metallic slime
a tin soldier
a weathered clockwork
Xanamech Nezmirthafen

Plane of Justice
NPC Name
a dark nemesis
a diamond beetle
a fiery aggressor
a punisher
a screeching parasite
an enervating beetle
an enforcer
Guardian of Justice
herald of destruction
High Guardian of Justice
priest of doom
Prime Executioner Vathoch
the ancient crawler
the grallok underlord
The Seventh Hammer
the yrendan scarab
wraith of retribution
Yurae Zhaleem

Plane of Nightmare
NPC Name
a bullyrag bat
a construct of nightmares
a fearsome hobgoblin
a fiendish consort
a foreboding guardian
a gloom nightmare
a harrowing hobgoblin
a hobgoblin
a hobgoblin reaper
a horror hobgoblin
a loathsome creeper
a mephit
a misery mephit
a nettling wraith
a nightstalker
a painwrack hobgoblin
a predatory creeper
a scourge hobgoblin
a servant of Mujaki
a sinister nightstalker
a slarghilug
a thulian nightstalker
a tortured banshee
a vexed banshee
a weathered gargoyle
an abhorrent nightstalker
an agony mephit
Vhaksiz the Shade

Plane of Storms
NPC Name
a Diaku Raider
a fannsk
a hleyta menn
a hleytis maor
a hurricane lorok
a hurricane nophtan
a jotna fannsk
a jotna her megir
a Koka`Vor bark spirit
a Koka`Vor chieftain
a Koka`Vor Elder
a Koka`Vor krovian
a Koka`Vor senvar
a roving scorpioco
a scorned tronendi
a sheklak armanento
a srerendi slitherer
a storm drenched nophtan
a storm gruezok
a typhoon lorok
a wanton tronera
an armantis wayfarer
an her megir
an irmin fannsk
an irmin her megir
Dolshak the Ornery
Paruek the Strong

Plane of Torment
NPC Name
A blood soaked guard
A Boruk lacerator
A Boruk painharvester
A Boruk ravager
a Boruk tormentor
a Boruk torturer
A construct breeder
A construct harvester
a construct of anguish
A construct of pain
A flayed horror
A glistening blood raven
A Horrifying Vision
A Kaniz flayer
A Kaniz hopedefiler
A Kaniz hunter
A Kaniz ravager
A Kaniz tormentor
A Kaniz torturer
A pain golem
A parylyx hatchling
A parylyx hookcaster
A parylyx limb binder
A parylyx painweaver
A servant of Saryrn
A skinless creature
A twisted crawler
an acolyte of pain
Dirge Malicia
Maareq the Prophet
The Avatar of Anguish
The Keeper of Sorrows
The Mouths of Misery

Plane of Valor
NPC Name
A Crystalline Arachnae
A Crystalline Crawler
A Crystalline Golem
A Diseased Doorman
a festering worm
a Gamite Frog
A Lucid Arachnae
a Lumbering Beast
A Mindless Minion
a planarian larvae
A Razorfiend Subduer
A Razorfiend Subjugator
A Razorfiend Suppressor
A Skeletal Guardian
A Squad Leader
A Traglimite Frog
a tree frog
A Valorian Guard
An Animated Soldier
An Undead Footman
an Undead Vassal
Lieutenant Junis Bolarin
Sergeant Johson Popoah
Sergeant Terrick Burns
The Sleep Walker

Ruins of Lxanvom [Crypt of Decay] - [PoP]
NPC Name
Bubonian Great Mystic
Bubonian Mystic
Bubonian War Rat
Corrupted Pusling
Crazed Bubonian Berzerker
Elite Corrupted Knight
Foul Pusling
Greater Corrupted Pusling
Greater Foul Pusling
Knight of Decay
Magus of Decay
Necromancer of Decay
Pestilence Archon
Plague Lord Hetral

Solusek Ro's Tower
NPC Name
a fire mephit
a flame mephit
a magma giant
a protector of Ro
a torrid elemental
an efreeti jiri

Temple of Marr
NPC Name
a Wrulon Guard

Torden, the Bastion of Thunder
NPC Name
A brann priest
A jord kriger
A jord militis
A jord profet
A jord tyv
A storm watcher - gargoyle
A stormrider
A vann geistlig
A vann hellig
A vann kriger
A vann militis
A vann priest
A vann stav
A vind geistlig
Fogl Iceshard
Rorek Steelthorn
Thorolf Sutherland
Ymir Stormseer


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Turning in Parchments for other classes still work
# Mar 31 2014 at 4:06 PM Rating: Good
1,252 posts
Right now on Povar I as a Shammie turned in some spells with the Elementalist Somat, and yes, got magician spells.
Still a noob. :-P
Characters on Drinal, Povar, EMarr, Firiona Vie.
Necro turnin
# Apr 04 2013 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
107 posts
Heretic Drahur (spells 1-25) takes the Ethereal Parchment turn ins in POK library. 0
the drop really well off nameds
# Sep 24 2011 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
654 posts
In plane of storms i was killing the mephits when the cheiftans and eldars popped and after that the keeper of the trees-- every single one dropped an ethereal parchment
Success comes when preparation meets opportunity -- and EQ is no exception.
# Jun 11 2011 at 8:36 AM Rating: Decent
Had two drop from first three kills, snakes and trees.
Ethereal Parchment
# Mar 01 2010 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
I went to BOT where it was empty and had my level 81 warrior farm ethereal parchments for my 62 necro. Go to the blue floor where the millitis mobs are. I killed 60 mobs in about an hour and got 7/ethereal parchments, 3/spectral parchments. You can basically walk up and down theat area and they don't see invis if your worried about getting your lower level character trained.
# Oct 24 2009 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
I get an average of 1 per clear of Mauvin's hallway in Justice.
PoN Hobgolins
# Apr 15 2008 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
I got 4 of these in about 3 hours single pullin the Hobgoblins on the eastern shore line in PoN just outside their cave. Casual killin while watchin tv. Not common but not a bad place to farm them if you really need them.

Edited, Apr 15th 2008 11:45pm by asselinmatt
BoT is good
# Mar 01 2008 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
85 posts
I got 4 solo in 30 minutes after popping a LOTD today killing the vann mobs. BoT is currently a hot zone.
Drop Rate
# Feb 22 2008 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
Killing Crystalline Golem's in Plane of Valor for the last 3 hours, haven't seen a single EP drop. Back in the day with my younger characters used to have at least 1 drop every hour, now nothing... Have they nerfed the drop rate on these?
Drop Rate
# May 30 2008 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
I had the same thing happen to me in PoV. I normally kill the cave
golems/fiends and have tons of them drop and rot. Now I have only seen 2 drop in the last 2 days of about 5 hours camping each day. I was wondering if they nerfed the drop rate also as they didnt seem as common any more. More then likly its the fact that im actually looking for them now so they wont drop as often as when I dont want them lol.
# Nov 03 2007 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
Had 3 drop in 2 hours in PoDecay just pulling entry level trash
Getting higher spells
# Jan 08 2007 at 6:20 AM Rating: Decent
135 posts
I've only gotten two ethereal parchments, and handed them in to the cleric vendor (obv. since I'm a cleric). Both times I got a spell higher than 62: Petrifying Earth (64 Cleric spell, but 62 Shaman spell) and Pacification (65 Cleric spell, but 62 Enchanter spell). Is this normal?
Getting higher spells
# Jan 16 2007 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
In cases like this, where the spell is available to another class at a lower level, then this can happen. In the past, if someone like you wanted the cleric spell Petrifying Earth, they would often turn in their parchment to the Shaman spell npc in PoK in hopes of getting it from there instead of having to use a higher level turn-in for their regular vendor. Sony decided that this was undesireable, and changed it to the method you have encountered. This way you do not have to go "fishing" at other class spell npcs in hopes of getting the spell you need with a lower level turn-in.
Might have fixed it
# Jun 19 2006 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
I think they fixed it so that whoever you turn it into you get a spell from your class. Not the class of who you turned it into. Wizard gave one to a beastlord guy and got a wizard spell. This is on test so im not sure if it has gone live yet but i hope im wrong.
Might have fixed it
# Jul 24 2007 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
228 posts
Warrior here turned in parch to a necro merchant recieved a necro spell. Might be the case that I am not spell casting class but they probably haven't changed it.
Ethereal Parchments on Plane of Storms
# Apr 18 2006 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
I find one of these on every 6 kills or so of the froggies that spawn in northwest corner of zone. Hurricane Loroks is one of the names of mob. Hope this helps.
Ethereal Parchments on Plane of Storms
# Nov 27 2006 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
Heh.. I've probably killed about 35 loroks now and not one parchment. Ah well.
Ethereal Parchments on Plane of Storms
# Feb 13 2007 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
G/f and I killed frogs for about 3 hours the other night. Can't exactly say how many we killed, but was quite a bit. Not one drop :(
Potential nerf to PoJustice basement
# Aug 05 2005 at 1:45 AM Rating: Good
403 posts
Some friends told me the Plane of Justice, basement use to be a great place for parchments. Either I just got unlucky tonight or something has changed.

On August 04, 2004 we killed 29 mobs and no parchments. We were fighting in the hallway leading to Mauvin. Several times we cleared all the enforcers and punishers.

Somewhere out there is a better place to find parchments.
# Nov 26 2004 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
I can't believe I still kinda enjoy playing EQ. I dinged 60 and 61 yesterday as a mage in a kiting group in PoV. Excellent xp and no stress. I had no idea what an EP was for and I passed on each one that dropped. After about 4 hours, I realized there might be something I needed out of the EP so I looted one. After the group disbanded, I logged, and looked up my spells on Allakhazam. Looking in the bazaar after logging back on, I didn't see too many high level spells for sell. I filter out any thing over 1K, cause, let's face it, more than 1K is probably someone trying to get rich in game being selfish. As soon as Verrant created the bazaar, they were saying something. It wasn't to get rid of ooc's, shout's, or auction's in particular zones. I believe they were trying to destroy the game that hording selfish gamers wanted to keep around. The EP would have rotted if I did not need it. Period.
# Jan 24 2007 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
Gotta pay when others do the work
RE: Selfish
# Jan 24 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
387 posts
I dissagree with you Deibbun. I believe that anyone who sells something for more than 1K is not hording for himself. He is just trying to benefit from something else that is probably over 1K. As the rarity of an item increases, the more it will cost. This is a fundimental rule of economics. If you put a communist approach on this, there could be two possible outcomes. The first has a much greater possible outcome. The first is if everything cost 1K or less, the more difficult items to get. The windblade and the Cloak of Flames would dissapear off the market. Why would you want to get a windblade if it could sell the same as a Flowing Black Silk Sash. You would obviously want to get the FBSS more, because a FBSS can be looted in up to 10 hours, while a Windblade could be found in many days, perhaps weeks. This would nearly eliminate raiding. The second outcome is that the market prices would sink. The Windblade could be sold for 1k, while the Flowing Black Silk Sash would sell for 100 platinum. Then again, this would create the selfish horders that sell things for over 100 platinum. As you can see, either way there would be an imbalance. Also, things that sell in the bazaar are often needed by other players. If you were to not sell things, it would be much harder for others to get. Just a hobbit's opinion.
RE: Selfish
# Jul 06 2006 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
Spells or armor or foraged items, difficult to get, not really, the ironic thing is that anyone who doesn't need the item can usually get it much easier than some one who does. Take for instance any trade skill, at higher ends just about all of them take some type of foraged item. But if you can't forage you are forced to pay what some schmuck thinks is a fair price, ie 45 plat for a tea leaves.

It takes time sure to forage them, but like anything else in game time is the key.

I've found simpler ways around, first off if you need foraged items, make a woodelf (can also be used as your baz mule instead of a fat ***** ogre...morons), foraging happens from day one and all it takes now is a little time spent in what ever zone drops. Stand at the zone line.

Hard to get items that drop on mobs, or rare drops get some guildes together and venture out for some slay and pray. Cut out the "thief" who wants you to pay 14k for the spell Virtue or HoV.

After all, isn't that why you joined a guild in the first place?

As long as there are people willing to pay hordes of plat for items there will always be a market in selling them as high as possible. Simple economics some say, no, just out right greed and laziness combined.

So many twinks, not enough plat.
RE: Selfish
# Feb 28 2005 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
I think he was referring to spells, not equipment, over 1k.
these things drop like candy
# Oct 25 2004 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
these things drop like candy
best bet is to buy 61,62 spells in baz for less than 50pp each, also lots of duplicates
4 Time
# Sep 27 2004 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
Ive turned in the ethereal parchments 4 times and got the same spell that i already had,,,Rune of Zeb. Whats the deal.

Povar Server
drop rates
# May 22 2004 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
Best in game is basement in POJ. They drop as common as most but key is you can wipe mobs fast since they con light/dark blue to 65.
Drop rate
# Apr 16 2004 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone have input on were the best drop rates have been? In my travels the best I've seen so far are in PoV. I would say 1 drop in every 6-10 kills.
All I need are:
1. taliman of Return
2. xegony's Phat. guard
If anyone has them on my server - hail my trader LDet andI will buy them:)
That damn gnome hates me!!!
LDat Thrall
62 Mage
Fennin Ro

Edited, Fri Apr 16 09:57:58 2004
What spell to get?
# Feb 11 2004 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
So I ended up with one of these the other night, being a monk no use for it. What would be a good spell to try to get for some plats as I am flat broke atm?
RE: What spell to get?
# Sep 08 2004 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
Actually you can sell MQs to this... When someone wants to buy just give it to the proper class NPC and give the buyer the reward. The spell you get isn't NO DROP.
# Jan 11 2004 at 5:26 PM Rating: Default
if im a ranger who da fudge do i turn itinto?
# Jan 28 2004 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
Pathfinder Viliken in PoK. Its in the Allakhazam database... all you have to do is look it up buddy.
Wizard Turn=In ?
# Dec 27 2003 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
I am L57 wiz who won one of these in a roll.

Also do I need other items with this to get a spell?

Who/where is wizard turn-in and should I wait till I am L59 or higher?

RE: Wizard Turn=In ?
# Dec 31 2003 at 2:29 AM Rating: Decent
You don't need any other items to turn it in. The Wizard spell vendors are in the PoK library. Find Channeler Olaemos and turn it into him. Doesnt matter what level you are when you turn it in. Good Luck.

Edited, Wed Dec 31 02:30:18 2003
This is disheartening
# Nov 03 2003 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
5,311 posts
I'm amazed to hear people refer to our spells (parchments) as a random drop and fighting over who deserves to loot them.

Most of the better casters I've known seem to feel obligated to at least try to get all their spell upgrades (with a few exceptions). I believe the people we group with assume we're keeping our ******** up to date.

Maybe this isn't the norm, but I've never been in a group where the casters insist on rolling for the melee gear. I have, however, been in groups where melee players insist on rolling for caster gear. I'm sure others can tell me horror stories about loot hogs of all classes.

It's been my good fortune to have met a number of really generous players who send me a tell when they get hold of a high level magician spell to see if I need it.
RE: This is disheartening
# Nov 09 2004 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
What happens with these loot hogs is they are the reason the spells we need are 20K+ on the more rare spells. And they are not playing the game merely to have fun like the rest of us. Yes I can raise the cash I need on my own to pay these prices but don't feel like doing so when these same people are most the time the highest priced sellers in the bazaar. For example (I know it's a drop spell but humor me) spirit of flame goes for between 28.5 and 30k at any time and it is only a level 56th bst spell, that is just wrong Rant done.
RE: This is disheartening
# Jan 02 2005 at 4:10 AM Rating: Default
I'd have to agree. I've met some genorous people out there in EQ land, and I always pass it on. There are also some very selfish people also. Example: Here's an Int. aug droping in Ldon, and here's every member of the group rolling for it including the melees. It's not even something to sell. They're just greedy and need to roll on every drop. These are the same clowns that in a normal zone will jump on mob's corpse like 0.2 seconds after it drops every single time, and never once bother to ask if someone else needs anything. You know what I mean. Then, once they got what they came for, be it a drop, a ding or otherwise, well i gotta go now. To those folks I say, here's hoping your pc frys.
RE: This is disheartening
# Dec 15 2003 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
Try doing tradeskills -- Metallic Liquid comes to mind real fast...

Now try taking out KD -- remember the oversized fish in CS??? He drops that nice haste cloak... Who rolls on it? EVERYONE.

That's the way of things. Even if you hunt for the stuff you want in groups, you can forget about 'NBG' on anything that has a high market value. Only NO DROP stuff and items that don't sell well go with NBG.

Guild groups 'can' run differently but don't always go that way either.

I agree with your sentiment but, in reality, I've grouped with enough 'other' casters to see them call 'NBG' on stuff just to find them in bazaar selling what then NEEDED -- not to trust someone talking about NBG unless I really know them well or they can prove it.

The parchments can randomly give you any spell of the appropriate level -- including one you don't need...

Is it fare? Well, level it out if you want. When joining a group, ask about parchments "Are parchment drops rolled on by all?" If yes then reply "Ok then, all drops are /rand then -- swords, armor, etc... unless it's NO DROP of course..." If they ***** about it, state your rational. I doubt you'll get to much griping about it...

Ciao for now,
RE: This is disheartening
# Jan 07 2004 at 7:43 PM Rating: Excellent

This just dropped in my POV group... the casters were talking excitedly about how much they could sell the spells for in the Bazaar if they won the roll. One of them tried to say it was rude for me to roll on it too, even though seemed plainly to be a loot roll.
RE: This is disheartening
# Dec 28 2003 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
5,311 posts
Actually, I do a number of tradeskills. I owe my guildmates many thanks for continuing to feed me supplies (and dropped spells) they know I need. I guess I got spoiled.

I know what you're saying, Kothall, I'm just frustrated by the whole MQ system. Is the "high end" game really as cut-throat as people make it out to be?

Give me some encouragement here, please!
Best of Both Worlds
# Jul 27 2003 at 4:14 AM Rating: Default
You know what, this is where Hybrids pay day comes you can loot parchments for 63-65 spells. Turn them in if you dont get the ones you need then sell them. You can get good money off them 2-10k each ive easily made over 100k this way. Good luck with the cash!

Saxx Ekoor
The Bastion of the 63 sound.
# Jul 23 2003 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
Picture shows it as being No Drop. Is that correct? If so, what can a monk do with a No Drop spell parchment? cant even trade it off to another char on same account. Or can the PoP spells be MQ'd ?
# Jul 24 2003 at 3:26 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
The spells aren't no drop. Just the parchments.

You can either sell the MQ, or just turn it in and sell the spell.
# Sep 06 2003 at 3:06 AM Rating: Decent
As it's already been stated, they're easily MQEd:
your friend with no drop EP comes and turns it/them in to the NPC giving your class 60+ spells, (s)he gets a dropable spell and gives it to you. Only Problem is I (and so did 2 guildmates who MQEd me 5 or 6 EPs) always turn out to get 1 of the following 3 spells (RNG here):

Earthen Roots,
Call of the Rathe,
Strength of Tunare

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