Brother Zephyl  

Quest NPC

Uploaded December 19th, 2007 by __DEL__1618186615963
Updated December 30th, 2019

Brother Zephyl in Rathe Mountains wants the Idol of Zan Fi, which is in the possession of Brother Raster, who spawns in the Mino Elders room in Lower Guk. Returning this Idol, plus a red sash, results in a special tailoring pattern.

Brother Zephyl is one of those NPCs who has been tuned such that you are not really supposed to kill him.

PH's: a drake, Maldyn the Unkempt, Hasten Bootstrutter

  • Placeholder is: a drake
  • Respawn Timer: 6 minutes
  • Summons: Yes

Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2021-05-09 14:58:12.

Level: 61
Expansion: Original
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# Jul 10 2022 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Not long after I saw Brother Zephyl on track and tracked him to (right where it says Brother Zephyl on Good's maps) so I decided to do a little information gathering. I followed him south from there until 1046 -2397 where he turned right (as he was going south) and he went west towards the 2 named beetles, then turned north (did not turn west into the drake area) and kept going north and then northwest at 3556, 337, going between the huts, and paused at 4527, 1550 (Hasten paused at 4692 1618) for about 30 seconds. He then proceeded to backtrack to the intersection at 1160, -150 at which point he turned south, went to 312, 25 (Hasten paused at 874, 154 where he turned back east, north at 1078, -2398, paused at 1593, -2434 (right where it says Maldyn the Unkempt on Good's maps) where I witnessed him despawn)) , paused for 30 seconds and then continued south and east to go through the basilisk area.

He then turned north at the intersection at 1006 -2309, until he turned right at 2568 -2285 , heading toward the dead end in the far NE of the zone. He paused at 2992, -3382 for about 30 seconds, and then vanished (I witnessed it).

I watched many of the mobs which follow the similar route path north into the hill giant area and they each to have their own unique path once they get into that area, but it is quite a few different waypoints and too onerous to list them all.

I didn't observe any taking the right turn as Zephyl did, but it seemed they all used the waypoint of 2229 -2312, no matter which way they were going, within that intersection.

Hasten also did show on track without me killing anything, coming out of the hill giant area.

Of note: no PH wandered NE into the dead end tunnel where Zephyl de-spawned.

One PH went south and through the basilisk area, and the one I observed was a lizardman. Interestingly though, this NPC pathed into the drake area after coming south from the unkempt druid area, and did not pause at the same spots Zephyl did.

The same was relevant to Hasten, and his PH. The PH does not follow the same path as the named apparently.
Life needs more cowbell.

definitely a rare drop
# Jun 28 2021 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I camped him for my Iksar monk and what a nightmare it was. At 75 and in level appropriate degiant gear the fight was trivial. Over approximately 2 weeks I killed him 20 times camping him 8ish hours a day. He spawned 1-3 times per 8 hours on average but sometimes zero.

Place holders are still a drake, a grizzly bear, Hasten Bootstrutter and Maldyn the Unkempt on a 5 minute respawn timer. They all path out of the hill giant area. He has to be wearing the robe to drop it. On Saturday he finally was wearing the robe and I finished my 1.0. This is definitely the bottleneck of the monk 1.0. Good luck!
A grizzly bear and a basilisk in the cycle
# May 01 2021 at 6:50 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
On Mangler, just under 5 minutes respawn (like 4:50 or 4:55). Also a basilisk and a grizzly bear in the cycle
Patch - February 17, 2021
# Feb 17 2021 at 9:27 PM Rating: Good
377 posts
Monk Epic changes:
- Increased the chance for Targin the Rock from 5% to 15% and Raster of Guk from 2% to 10%.
- Brother Zephyl, Brother Qwinn, Ran'un, Brother Velan Torresk, and Thena Lonnes have grown in strength. They are much more dangerous. Also, persons killing these folks will be greatly disliked by monk factions.
Cookie, Antonius Bayles rangeress
Patch - February 17, 2021
# Feb 18 2021 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
68 posts

Just killed him after the patch on Wed. Feb 17th. Robe is apparently rare still but got it second kill. He's level 61 still so not sure how he's harder maybe they just added HP's but it was still easy pz to kill at 115.
Factions Affected Negatively
Ashen Order -500
Knights of Truth -75
Silent Fist Clan -25
Let's get lost, I know the way.. I've been there before.. ;)
It makes sense
# Feb 16 2021 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
It makes sense that they would make him an undercon, otherwise every monk in the game would just camp him to take the robe off his corpse instead of doing his quest to get it, and those wanting to do the quest wouldn't be able to because he would never be up long enough to talk to him before someone killed him.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
New Info
# May 08 2020 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
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(Live - Tunare) As of May 2020, the PH no longer have a static spawn point. They spawn at various points on the hill giant hill, north of Feerrott zone line, and then path southward as usual. 5 minute spawn time. This camp still sucks.
5 minute spawn time
# Mar 18 2020 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I confirmed a 5 minute spawn time several times.
5 minute spawn time
# Mar 21 2020 at 8:45 AM Rating: Excellent
Philliden wrote:
I confirmed a 5 minute spawn time several times.

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5 minute spawn time
# Apr 24 2020 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
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No, playing on regular server: Bristlebane. I confirmed it again tonight, 4/24/20. Stood south of the Hill Giant hill. Saw a drake path from the top of the hill headed south. Killed it and and 5 minutes later Zephyl spawned. This was on Bertox. regular server. Killed drake at 11:42 real life time, then it turned 11:43 a few seconds after kill. Zephyl spawned at 11:47 and it turned 11:48 a few seconds after he spawned. I'm confident it's 5 minutes.

Edited, Apr 24th 2020 10:59pm by Philliden
# Jan 05 2020 at 8:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Tried to duo him on Mangler as a 60 monk/sham, monk had 440ac and all Luclin defensive AAs. Got wrecked. He hits for 358 max and resisted everything except malo. I got him to 90% before I had to bail, he just laid down too much dps on me.

All of the spawn info listed above is correct as of Jan 2020 except that the PH is only 5 minutes. Took about 2.5 hours for him to pop for me, just for me to get wrecked :)

Edited, Jan 5th 2020 9:16pm by Xanfi
Dropped today
# Dec 30 2019 at 2:06 AM Rating: Good
37 posts
Confirmed this still drops. I camped Brother Zephyl for 5 to 11 hours a day for the last five days

12/25 - 18:54 Brother Zephyl - not wearing the robe - no drop
12/26 - 18:10 Brother Zephyl - not wearing the robe - no drop
12/26 - 20:21 Brother Zephyl - not wearing the robe - no drop
12/28 - 20:03 Brother Zephyl - not wearing the robe - no drop
12/28 - 22:03 Brother Zephyl - not wearing the robe - no drop
12/29 - 11:19 Brother Zephyl - not wearing the robe - no drop
12/29 - 13:39 Brother Zephyl - not wearing the robe - no drop
12/29 - 19:24 Brother Zephyl - not wearing the robe - no drop
12/30 - 00:19 Brother Zephyl - not wearing the robe - no drop
12/30 - 01:28 Brother Zephyl - wearing robe - dropped Robe

I do not think it matters if your monk is in zone or not, mine happened to NOT be in zone at the time of the drop, ran him over to loot.

Edited, Dec 30th 2019 3:09am by wudadin

Edited, Dec 30th 2019 3:14am by wudadin
Dropped today
# Dec 30 2019 at 7:50 AM Rating: Good
37 posts
Also drops "Raw Amber Nihilite"
wayfarers haven
# Dec 01 2019 at 12:31 PM Rating: Good
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on Wayfarer's Haven, he spawns right by the tower on the HG hill. I sat in a reasonably safe spot on the opposite side of the tower that he spawns. the PHer ends up walking straight through here (+68, +1100). a few HG, cyclops and giant skele's will randomly aggro you, but not a problem on here. timer is confirmed 6 minutes in the exact same spot everytime. PHers ive seen are a drake, Hasten and brother zeph. havent seen the other dude or a grizzly bear yet. didnt seem to see a faction hit from the kill, but didnt kill with a monk in group.

Legit sucks
# Jan 10 2019 at 10:20 PM Rating: Decent
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So I created a heroic monk and have done absolutely nothing but log in and run him to rathe mountains to get started on 1.0. I have an alt account that has a ranger for tracking that I'm boxing to make killing PH's easier. Ok so I've been camping Brother Z now for roughly 50ish hours broken up into 6 days (still going).

Day 1 - 9 hours x2 Bro Z spawns
Day 2- 9 hours x3 Bro Z spawns
Day 3 - 9 hours x2 Bro Z spawns
Day 4 - 9 hours x1 Bro Z spawns
Day 5 - 12 hours x2 Bro Z spawns
Day 6 - Just started not even an hour in got Bro Z but no robe.

I have yet to see him with a robe obviously since I'm still here. I feel if maybe I am just unlucky in this particular situation but I can confirm he is 100% the rarest of the spawns in the PH rotations. May the struggle end soon but just throwing this out there for anyone about to camp him for Robe, I honestly feel like it would have been easier just to camp Raster.

*Update 1/12/2019*
Day 6 was the most fruitful with 6 Bro Z spawns in 10 hours but no robes
Day 7 one hour in Bro Z spawned and was physically wearing the Robe.

TLDR: Long camp sucked, Robe confirmed still drops 1/12/19 Good Luck

Edited, Jan 12th 2019 12:09am by Shudokan

Edited, Jan 12th 2019 12:09am by Shudokan
Legit sucks
# Jan 04 2020 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Got him today on 4th day of camping when I logged in and he happened to be up and wearing the robe. 7th Brother Zephyl I saw.

Over the last 3 days:

96 x a drake
73 x a grizzly bear
17 x Hasten Bootstrutter
9 x Maldyn the unkempt
6 x Brother Zephyl
Legit sucks
# Mar 04 2019 at 6:01 AM Rating: Decent
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He is an annoying spawn but I spent 3 days killing everything I seen in SK for Qwinn at least ive seen him here in Rathe twice with no robe. ill take the %'s! I see now why its 750k-1.5mil for the ROLC!
PH is 5 minutes
# Dec 09 2018 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
PH is actually 5 minutes, at least on Agnarr
Brother Zephyl spawn
# Jul 07 2018 at 10:25 PM Rating: Good
59 posts
I parked myself at p2130, n2290 (that's at the top of the north/south narrow path from the Feerrott zone)
All PH's and Brother Z path this way.
They are on a 6 minute timer... but be careful, Hasten runs faster and you may miss him as he quickly runs past you if you're not looking at your screen.

Drakes = 57
Bears = 42
Hasten = 12
Mald = 5
Bro Z = 5

No robe yet.

Edited, Jul 11th 2018 7:51am by Kdor
# May 07 2018 at 10:55 AM Rating: Good
4 posts
Got him on 5/7/18 after 4-5 hours.
The placeholders were: a drake, Maldyn, Hasten, and a grizzly bear. Luckily the first time Brother Z popped he had the robe on.
Robe of the Lost Circle
# Jan 01 2018 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Just confirmed the Robe of the Lost Circle still drops off Brother Zephyl as of 01/01/2018. Took me about 5 hours and he was visibly wearing it on his 4th spawn. Very happy alt monk!
Robe of the Lost Circle
# Mar 28 2017 at 1:12 AM Rating: Decent
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As of 3/27/17 the robe still drops. Stay in the narrow pathway that leads to the hill giant area. Track will make it quicker but if you don't have track available the ph's and brother Z will path right by you. There are only 4 ph's, all unique to this cycle. They are a drake, maldyn the unkempt, hasten bootstrutter, and a grizzly bear. You'll see a lot of the drake and grizzly bear, the nameds are rare spawns and seem to spawn about the same percentage of each other. 5 min timer. When robe dropped it was visable on him. When he didn't have it, it was not visable on him. I've done both brother Q and brother Z. Brother Z is an easier camp because ph's are isolated, brother Q is the faster camp because on a 1min timer but harder to isolate ph's. Good luck out there!
Bro Z ph
# Oct 21 2016 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Brother Z ph's are a drake, maldyn the unkempt, hasten bootstrutter.
They are on a 5 minute respawn timer not 6
Right after they spawn(which is not in any specific location just around the SE side of the hill giant camp) they all path towards the feerrott area and down through the zone towards lake rathe.
Once you have done the initial task of finding and killing the ph i have found the best spot to sit is next to the biggest tree coming out of the gully into the hill giant camp area, they all path right next to it.
Loc 2002, -2359

As an edit/update to this i have also noticed as well as others that a grizzly bear is also a ph, the other ph's do not spawn when it does and it goes to the same pathing

Over 20 hours into camp have had Bro Z spawn 3 times so far, no robe yet

Edited, Oct 21st 2016 5:18pm by Fearu

Edited, Oct 25th 2016 2:27pm by Fearu
need to add a grizzly bear to PH.
# Sep 12 2016 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
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a Grizzly bear is PH to been camping brother Z for over 4 days now no robe yet but I have seen that some times a grizzly bear will spawn
Still a PITA
# Feb 09 2015 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Been doing this spawn cycle for a couple of days off and on. So far:

Drakes: 51
Hasten: 11
Maldyn: 6
Brother Z: 3

No robe yet though...
Still a PITA
# Mar 15 2016 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Can anyone confirm he still drops the robe as of March 2016?

All for a good camp, but would be nice to know.

Happy hunting!

Update on Brother z's spawn cycle. He will wander the zone on a set path for about 10 minutes. Once he gets back to his spawn point he depops and the cycle starts over again almost immediately.

Still no robe though. about 9 Broz's now

Edited, Mar 18th 2016 9:42am by Rooracuff


After 30+ hours of camping brother zephyl over the course of a week he finally spawned with the robe.

I did notice that if brother zephyl completes his path of the zone he will return to his spawn and depop. I don't think the others do though. Not going to give you place holder counts or any of that, it is inconsequential.

What matters is that as of March 19, 2016 he still drops the robe. Be patient that is all it takes.

Edited, Mar 19th 2016 1:38pm by Rooracuff
Monk Epic Waitssss
# May 27 2013 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Just started looking for him to do the turn in.

Current count:

a drake - 16
hasten - 1
Maldyn - 3

Finally got the damn robe
# Jan 07 2013 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
Like many people I recently came back after a long break. As soon as I came back I thought the perfect way to relearn my characters was to finish their epics, especially since defiant gear and mercs were introduced. I got my enchanters epic 1.0 and decided to get my 56 monks.

Oh man, my monk needed just about everything. I started by getting him up to 58, then I researched the crap out of the monk epic. Did not want to go through the hell of headband quests and Raster camping so I thought I'd kill Brother Z here. Camped him and his placeholders (5 min respawns) for a weekend. Had many many a drakes, many Hastens's, and many Maldryn's until he finally popped. Tried to take him down and he tore me up. So I went back to levelling, up to 60, then did aa's until I had about 50.

Went back to camp Brother Z. All weekend I've been killing the placeholders and only had one Bro Z. When he popped he didn't have the robe and conned yellow to my 60 monk, thought I'll try again and gave him a go. Easily took him down this time. Didn't see him again all weekend.

Got up for work this morning (4:40 am EST) and thought "I'll just check on Bro Z real quick." Logged into my monk and about shat myself when I saw Bro Z maybe 20 feet the robe. Well, I took him down, got the robe, and logged.

So yes, he still does drop the robe and a 60 monk with defensive and offensive aa's and a healer merc can take him. Just a pita to camp.
# Jun 07 2012 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Hasten, Hasten, a drake, Maldyn, Hasten, Hasten, Hasten, Z (no robe), a drake, a drake, a drake, 8 more drakes, nothing yet.

Now add about 30 more drakes to that post.

Edited, Jun 7th 2012 5:44pm by Minyos
# Apr 15 2012 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
76 necro here. He resisted almost every spell i threw at him except lifetaps, so i just let my pet finish him off with cleric merc healing.

Dropped black headband only.
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