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  • Placeholder is: a magician
  • This mob spawns at -161, -49, -23.

Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2017-05-20 15:28:28.

Level: 25
Expansion: Original
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His loc
# May 20 2017 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
215 posts
Just for absolute clarity, his spawn point is -161, -49, -23.

This is in the rear right corner of the room that requires the shiny metal key to enter (the room just outside Rathyl's room), and his PH is a magician.
His loc
# May 20 2017 at 2:28 PM Rating: Good
514 posts
Ironic wrote:
Just for absolute clarity, his spawn point is -161, -49, -23.

This is in the rear right corner of the room that requires the shiny metal key to enter (the room just outside Rathyl's room), and his PH is a magician.

Thanks, added.
Faction hits for kill
# Aug 01 2016 at 4:28 PM Rating: Good
1,384 posts
[Mon Aug 01 18:27:53 2016] Ekeros tries to hit Jober, but misses!
[Mon Aug 01 18:27:53 2016] Jober is burned by Ekeros's flames for 5 points of non-melee damage.
[Mon Aug 01 18:27:53 2016] Your faction standing with Najena has been adjusted by -5.
[Mon Aug 01 18:27:53 2016] Ekeros's corpse says 'Mark my... words... the Burning Dead shall... soon... rise... aah... ggain...'
[Mon Aug 01 18:27:53 2016] Jober bites Ekeros for 43 points of damage.
[Mon Aug 01 18:27:53 2016] Ekeros has been slain by Jober!
My wait
# Feb 17 2013 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
Doing this for the Red Sash, for the Monk Epic 1.0
- a magician (x7)
- Ekeros w/ Blackened Sapphire

8 minute wait between each spawn. Clearing room only. Disarm +5. Origin AA zone out.
Total sale = 38pp 2gp 2sp 7cp

Baroness Doreah Targaryen
Human Monk 56
Jump through the bars
# May 01 2011 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Ok so my Monk needs the sapphire for Epic. I read earlier that you can jump through the bars by pressing the space bar and forward arrow button. It worked... Did not need a key!!! I repeat I DID NOT use a key!
To get out I will use my Origin, go back and do a turn-in. Hope this helps:)
More drops
# Aug 22 2010 at 2:00 AM Rating: Good
62 posts
# Aug 15 2008 at 8:15 PM Rating: Decent
Camped this guy for the red monk sash at lvl 30. You need to kill the captain first to get the key to his room. The captain spawned with two others that are blue at 30. Might be difficult, but you can pull the captain to the exit of the zone and kill him there. His lackeys lost interest and returned, but he still followed.

Actually getting in the room of Ekeros is somewhat difficult. There are 3 magician's there who will attack you even though they are grey. They don't have a big aggro range, but the room is too small to avoid any conflict. The big problem here is Rathyl who has a big aggro range and comes out of his gated room to attack you. He was light blue at 30 and his reincarnation is dark blue. He drops fast, but his reincarnated self is tough. You can also pull him to the exit of the zone being that it may be difficult to take him with all 3 mages hitting on you. Taking him to the exit, the mages lose interest just like the guard captain's lackeys and you can take him alone. Then you can take the mages out and the earth elemental in Rathyl's room. Ekeros will spawn in the mage room in the right corner on the pile of bones. It took about 2 hours before he spawned. I don't think he's lvl 25, because he was grey to a lvl 30 and died very quickly. Also, the blackened sapphire graphic was not being held by him, but he dropped it anyway. If you're around lvl 30, you can use the technique with Rathyl to kill him alone. This way, you can sit in the room of Ekeros and regulate how the spawns occure...leaving you only with Rathyl so that the mages spawn a few minutes afterwards without interference.

Edited, Aug 16th 2008 12:14am by colemantiss
# Dec 24 2006 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
Drops torn page of earth mastery too
Drops the broom
# Dec 04 2004 at 3:55 AM Rating: Decent
66 posts
He also drops the broom needed for Sol Ro focus items, which leads me to believe he drops the other parts as well.
Long spawn.
# Apr 16 2004 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
I feel like I've been here forever.

I've gotten about 10 or 11 PHs.

This seems pretty rare to me. I don't know what's going on.
RE: Long spawn.
# May 31 2004 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
Hmmm, I was running around killing in the zone to get familiar with it and he popped after I wiped 2 sets of magicians. Go figure.

Dropped a throwing knife, leather wristband and the sapphire.
# Sep 03 2003 at 10:11 AM Rating: Default
today I looted a marvellous shovel !!!
(and a sapphire of course)
now i can found skeleton hé hé
Keys What Keys???
# May 05 2003 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
This guy sits behind some locked bars. With a few freinds that dont aggro a 36 nec.

Not having the keys I hit him through the bars with dooming darkness, He comes out right through the bars after me I sic pet on him and then root and blast him.

LOL don't need keys here if you can land a spell on him.
Hilt of the Noblemen
# May 02 2003 at 12:18 PM Rating: Default
Got one of these from this guy yesterday have no idea what it is for yet.

It looks just like what he has in his hand.

Lore Item No Drop


Just found out it is part of the quest for

The Sword of Nobility

Edited, Fri May 2 13:21:21 2003
Don't make this mistake . . .
# Mar 03 2003 at 6:21 PM Rating: Default
I camped this guy for over 8 hours waiting for the Sapphire of Souls. Don't make that mistake, it drops as Blackened Sapphire. I looted around 6, still have 2 in bank. He's an easy kill for a 40 monk. (Thanks Modredd / Kragnor, Orylious, Minyumivia).

<Novus Solidatus>
44 Monk
Cazic Thule
RE: Don't make this mistake . . .
# Dec 06 2003 at 1:07 AM Rating: Default
(Blackened Sapphire) is identified as (the Sapphire of Souls )for the monk epic hehe
# Dec 04 2002 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
15 min to get keys, kill Ekeros, loot Sapphire, and zone out..

Edited, Wed Dec 4 14:57:49 2002
Is this guy rare?
# Sep 04 2002 at 5:45 PM Rating: Default
Someone told me Ekeros was a rare spawn.

Needless to say I didn't believe him. (I had a backpack full of sapphire by that time)

so... Is this guy really rare?
RE: Is this guy rare?
# Nov 23 2003 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
435 posts
When I was camping him for the Sapphire for my Monk early this year he was a rare spawn, had to clear the room many times to get him once. When I was camping the Magicians for the focus items and Epic pages for my Mage, he spawned at least every other spawn cycle. So I think rarity depends on whether you're looking to kill him or looking to kill his placeholder :).
Well i feel very sheepish
# May 26 2002 at 2:02 PM Rating: Default
well i feel bad now....i went into najena to get the hilt of the GB so i can continue my epic, i must of killed this guy 3 or 4 times, and destroyed the sapphire at least twice and only got one placeholder <regular magician, higher lvl, kept one Sapphire for my monk>got the ashen wood spear first time around <me in ALL my infinite wisdom thought it was unlimited clicky, not charged and i wasted it ARGH!!>got all 4 focus items within 2 hours, maybe i just got lucky....or you got unlucky...

BUT i can TOTALY relate to your complaints i sat in Highpass hold for atleast 8 hours straight getting Amstaff's Scroll...about 6 hours in some IDIOT looted the damn thing, AFTER i called at least 100 times, i'd pay 200pp EACH to the group that got the kill, and that it was no-drop....<i allmost killed him>

But please! DON'T sit here and gripe about it, go there, kill him s'more....Gripe'ing isn't gonna make him spawn, especialy when your not in the game, go, play, kill, slaughter, maim, destroy!!

anyways ciao

Rodrick Von'Smythe
45 Paladin of Karana
#Anonymous, Posted: May 15 2002 at 5:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This guy blows and so do all the other little bastards in this zone I am tired of this piece of crap never popping I am REALLY REALLY PISSED AT VERANT
# May 11 2002 at 7:02 PM Rating: Excellent
21 posts
Enter in Najena and stay on the left side of the wall and follow it till you enter a torture room. Walk through the wall and there will be a path on your right till you see two doors. Choose the door on your right, head straight till you see a path on your right. Stick to the left side of the wall and you will see the Orge Captain(#9 on EQ AtlasMap), kill it and retrieve the key. Head back out and and go to #6 on EQ AtlasMap and drop into the trap and fall into a jail room. The wall of the jail has an opening, duck and crawl out. Move on to #11 on EQ AtlasMap and use the key to open the bars with the magicians inside. Kill all the magicians in that room.(so called waiting room for Rathye) Ekeros has a placeholder, which is the magician in the right hand side corner. Ekeros is a rare spawn, so be patient. Spawn time is about 20 minutes. Good luck.

1). "A Blackened Sapphire" is dropped on Ekeros in Najena. Location is #11 on Najena EQ AtlasMap.
2). You will need to get one key, which is Shiny Metal Key dropped on Ogre Captain at location #9 on EQ AtlasMap. (Optional: You can also pick up a key from Orge Guard before you head down.(Name of key is called guard's keyring. Main use for that key is when you drop into the traps you can open the jail doors.)
3). Item is also know as Sapphire of Souls.
# Jul 23 2009 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
Thanks you. This is the most coherent explanation of how to find him.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 10 2002 at 2:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Man this guy Really SUXS i been clearing that room with rathyl and the room next to him and pretty much the whole bottom Floor hehe well i been at it now for NO KIDDING 9 hours and he is a NO show and this is starting to **** me off if you call know a Trick in making him spawn and NO just keep that room cleared becouse well that dont work in my exp of this camp If any of you on Inn server PLease give me a tell i will buy it off you give Sinnow a Tell PLEASE this camp is getting OLD and fast
Camping Ekeros
# Feb 14 2002 at 9:10 AM Rating: Excellent
72 posts
I know information has been posted before however I thought I’d confirm what has been said. I had to camp Najena for focus Items and spent 8+ hours in this place.

First of all this guy does indeed spawn in the “mage” room, right next to the jail area (downstairs). If you are 35+ you should have no problem camping this place, as most of the normal mobs will be green to you. If you are however of level keep in mind if you never have hunted in Najena it’s all about grouping and/or crowd control.

He does NOT spawn in the Rathyl room, nor does Rathyl have anything to do with him. When you come downstairs into the jail area you’ll see two jail cells. From the one farthest from you (the one with an injured Halfling) and to your left is a room that can only be accessed by key. If you are under 40 I don’t suggest trying to get this key solo. If you do try and get the key for this room keep in mind that you’ll have to kill The Ogre Captain for it and his buddies just love to assist, and if the priestess is up she loves to heal. So take ‘em out one at a time (downstairs beyond the hidden wall) and you shouldn’t have a problem.

So you are either in the room or pulling from the room into the jail area, either way it’s best to work it this way: Everything in this dungeon is on a 19-20 minute spawn so once you stagger the spawns it will be EXTREMELY easy to keep clear.

I should take time to note this is for a 35+ only. If they con dark blue to you then chances are very big you will pull ‘em all (even with lull being they are so close together). So if they con blue take at least a partner with you, if they are green to you then it shouldn’t be a problem. Also for those monks that want to feign pull … careful because these mages nuke, nuke, nuke.

I guess also if you are of level to get experience either a healer or crowd control is a must and also pulling ‘em from a distance may not be too wise as they are casters and will stand back an nuke for a bit before rushing you.

In any case the easiest thing to do is pull into the jail area (if they are green). They’ll start nuking and go for about 2 or 3 nukes on you before running towards you. Ignore pet (or root him) and kill mage off. They don’t have many HP and their nukes are nothing special. Wait 5 minutes after killing the first then go for the next and keep on that way.

This way (especially if you are camping inside the room) you won’t have adds when a mob pops. The PH for Ekeros is the mage in the corner of the room (between the two tables). I’m going to say he’s an uncommon spawn but definitely not rare. I had him spawn on me 6 times during the 8 hours and Najena herself only 3.

To that point I have 4 of these sapphires if anyone wants to buy one on Tholuxe Paells, just in case you don’t want to go through the trouble. Hope this helps!

Tramaus Voronadil
42nd Paladin of Truth – Order of Marr

Edited, Thu Feb 14 09:10:49 2002
blackened saphire
# Jan 27 2002 at 3:57 PM Rating: Default
I need to kill Erekos to get the saphire for my monk. I am a 35 warrior, will this pose any troubles for me? Is it dificult to find his room and are there other spawns along the way or in his room I should worry about?
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 08 2002 at 7:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This mob is TLC active, so you need to find someone low enough level to get exp from him. I killed him after only 2 spawns, and got the trivial message.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 15 2002 at 8:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) no more tlc thar genius
# Apr 30 2002 at 5:28 PM Rating: Default
He said he was FV. Which means Firiona Vie server. Firiona Vie is a TLC server. This guy is like the Guano Harvester it seems.
need confirmation oh his lvl
# Dec 23 2001 at 5:17 PM Rating: Default
Im on the FV which has the trivial loot code. someone was telling methat this guy was green at 25. I need some confirmation on this before i end up camping him for several hours
You're fine.
# Dec 24 2001 at 6:23 AM Rating: Default
He's still cyan to 31.
# Nov 05 2001 at 5:30 PM Rating: Default
I am going to camp Ekeros tonight, so I probably won't see an answer to this question, but there seems to be a good chance I won't be succesful tonight either. So, who are the PH's for Ekeros? Is it the mages? Rathyll? I really doubt I'll have the energy to just clear an entire dungeon, I'm only a 28 monkey (for now :evil laugh:). If any of you know please post it, everyone mentioned placeholders but nobody clearly named them. Thanx!
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