Uploaded October 12th, 2019 by Drewinette

  • This mob spawns at +3797, +985 by the lake, front of the hut that Axe Broadsmith stands in.
  • Spawn Time: roughly 6 hours
  • Findable (via Ctrl-F): No

You say, 'Hail, Hadden'

Hadden says, 'Hello there, traveler. I hope you weren't planning on doing any fishing here. They don't seem to be biting much lately. What few fish I do happen to catch, I usually sell to my merchant friends in Qeynos. It ain't much, but it's a living.'

Categories: EverQuest | Templatized
This page last modified 2019-10-12 15:40:16.

Level: 28
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-10-12 07:37:56

Known Habitats:
  Qeynos Hills
Factions Increased:
  Circle of Unseen Hands +2
Factions Decreased:
  Merchants of Qeynos -10
  Coalition of Tradefolk -1
  Antonius Bayle -1
  Guards of Qeynos -2

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Confirmed, with stats
# Apr 18 2019 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I've camped this guy so often I was able to raise the price of a Fishbone earring well over 7000 recently just by locking it down and buying up the cheap ones in the bazaar.

He spawns 5.5-6 hours after you kill him. I've logged in earlier to confirm. It's never before 5.5 hours. You'll need two people to lock down his cycle completely. A student to catch the midnight and noon pops and a shift worker to catch the 5-7 AM - evening pops.

Here's some kill data accurate to within a minute of spawn timer The number is brackets is me just rounding off to either 5.5 or 6

7:02 (6)
1:04 (6)
6:54 (6)

Other data from another cycle

11:49 (5.5)
5:41 (6)

server reset


If you're lucky, you can pop in and out without anyone even knowing you were in the zone. This is an easy spawn timer to tuck in your back pocket :)
2019 Uptime
# Mar 30 2019 at 8:29 PM Rating: Good
3 posts
Some spawn data on Selo TLP:

Spawned @ 1:49PM
~Server reset
Spawned @ 6:35PM
~4 hr 46 min
Spawned @ 11:16PM
~4 hr 46 min
Spawned @ 4:00AM
~4 hr 44 min
Spawned @ 9:25AM
~5 hr 25 min
Spawned @ 2:02PM
~4 hr 37 min
Spawned @ 6:52PM
~4 hr 50 min
Spawned @ 11:44PM
~4 hr 52 min

Suggests a spawn window of 4.5 to 6 hours. Killed him 8 times, 4 Fishing Poles, 1 Ale, 0 Fishbone Earring. Happy hunting! (krono farmers)
Still there with loot
# Mar 30 2018 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
As of March 30, 2018 he's still there on Phinny.

Roughly a 6 hour timer and dropped the earring for me both times I've killed him so far. (looking for enduring breath items for a low level group)
Rephas DOES aggro now
# Apr 27 2016 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
I can now confirm that Rephas WILL aggro if Hadden is attacked regardless of your faction standing with him. The first time, he mostly just mezzed me but I still managed to kill Hadden and run away. No earring drop that time. The second time, he was more persistent and forced me to kill him after Hadden was down. Got the earring that time. I'm glad it didn't require more than two kills to get it or my faction with the casters guild in Freeport would have been perma screwed. At some point, someone changed something to make Rephas aggro where he didn't in the past unless you had really bad faction with him already. If you're worried about Merchants of Qeynos faction, keep killing the rat above the store in Qeynos until you get the mangy rat head and do that turn in. You get +25 to Merchants of Qeynos each time so you might want to do it a few times before going after Hadden so you don't get to the point where they won't do business with you anymore.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
New Loot
# Dec 02 2014 at 11:40 PM Rating: Excellent
GBATE!! Never saw it coming
9,951 posts
Rough Defiant Plate Helm
Fishing Pole
Sullied Silk
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New Loot
# Mar 28 2015 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
Do you remember what this guy's battle spam is; I cannot remember to save my life.
New Loot
# Aug 30 2016 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Hadden says 'Ah... Though you appear so puny, I'm sure your flesh will make good bait!'
Jesus Saves.
# Oct 05 2014 at 6:48 PM Rating: Excellent
4,580 posts
faction hits:

Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos -10
Your faction standing with Circle of Unseen Hands +2
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle -1
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk -1
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos -2
Hadden, therefore the fishbone ear, may be history
# May 20 2014 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
With the revamp of Qeynos, and the hills, there may be an unintended consequence. I was camped on my rogue, trying to get the fishbone ear from Hadden (I know, lame), but i use if for all my toons to underwater breath. Its an easy item to get.....WAS an easy item to get. I came up after the patch that spawned the war on Qeynos, and a very red red red (to me at 66) mob was right next door to where Hadden spawns.... when I came up, I wondered why Hadden, and the male chanter was not up (he is always up). Just then, the chanter spawned and the mob attacked him and killed him on sight. Hadden appears to also be in the aggro range of the mob. I camped back down and checked three more times over the course of the day, and Hadden was never up, and most of the npc on lake were gone too.....i saw a couple ot them killed while I watched. Only way to get Hadden, may be to kill the mob, keep it dead, and then let Hadden pop, but at 95 required for the kill, who would do that for a 35 level item......the days of a good breather item for free, sorta kinda depending on luck, from Hadden may be over.

Edited, May 20th 2014 11:02pm by Shaandrada
Hadden, therefore the fishbone ear, may be history
# Feb 10 2021 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
You may have been there for some kind of event. I have never seen a level 66 anything, not even a guard, spawn in QH normally.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
Hadden, therefore the fishbone ear, may be history
# Aug 07 2014 at 6:03 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
I got the earring last night from Hadden. No one next to him except the guy inside the shed, Rephas on the next outcrop and a Qeynos guard at the end of the lake. I've made a point of running past here every time I'm in the area and after (I think) 5 kills over a year of sporadic visits, on number 6 he dropped it. Now I need to find an augment that makes it worth unequipping one of my other earrings...
Exact location ?
# Mar 18 2013 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
Does he pop in the shed or by the fire camp (where Rephas is) ?
Exact location ?
# Mar 18 2013 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
Alright, I just killed him for the very first time and I got the earring. I got very lucky I guess. He spawned right outside the shed. I've been killing Rephas and the Axe Blacksmith, thinking that they were PH's... but it doesn't seem to affect Hadden's spawn.
Earring drop nerfed?
# Jan 22 2013 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
756 posts
Has Hadden been nerfed? I have killed him in the past many times and the earring was not that hard to get, except on 7th Hammer, now Tunare. Most of my chars have one. On Vox however the earring doesn't seem to be dropping. two weeks now and no drop. The only thing I have noticed is that yesterday, Hadden was wearing a green wizard hat. It didn't drop either, lol.

Edited, Jan 22nd 2013 2:15pm by KEC
Haddens Pockets ?
# Jun 11 2009 at 11:34 PM Rating: Default
89 posts
Is it possible for a Rog to Pick his pockets?
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Haddens Pockets ?
# Mar 19 2011 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
244 posts
If you're thinking of stealing his Fishbone Earring it might be possible since
its description doesn't say it is a magical item and that is, as I understand it,
the restriction on Pickpocketing. Magical items cannot be stolen. Now that I know
this I might give it a shot... But is is an Artifact so it might not work

Edited, Mar 19th 2011 8:57pm by heavydrop
# Mar 26 2008 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
killed today on test, dropped fishbone earring first try, good item to give to sell.
# Aug 18 2008 at 10:59 AM Rating: Default
8 posts
I have been playing off and on since 1999, he has only ever been there once for me, killed once got earring.
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Hayden Lake
# Dec 31 2006 at 3:15 AM Rating: Decent
Hadden fishing by a lake aye? I know that SOE is fond of wordplay, is this a play on Hayden Lake?

Edited, Jan 18th 2007 12:11am by Ebelch
Faction Hits
# Oct 11 2006 at 10:17 PM Rating: Decent
As of October 12, 2006, on The Sleeper.

Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos got worse.
Your faction standing with Circle of Unseen Hands got better.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle got worse.
Your faction standing with Coalition of Tradefolk got worse.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got worse.
Hadden's corpse says 'Arrrhhh.. The Merchants of Qeynos.. are many.. and powerful.. .. you won't get away.. with.. this.. hor.. orr.. rible.. .. ..'
99 kills
# Jul 23 2006 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
Camping him now, for my 100th kill on Hadden. I have yet to loot an earring, bad luck or torture you decide.
99 kills
# Oct 27 2006 at 3:56 AM Rating: Decent
166 posts
I'll take door #3: Total lie
99 kills
# Aug 08 2008 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
He simply said he had yet to 'loot' an earing. Perhaps it dropped everytime and someone else looted it.

On that same token. I've seen Fippy at least a thousand times and have been unable to kill him even once!

99 kills
# Jan 07 2007 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
756 posts
I don't know about 99 kills, but on 7th Hammer I've killed him 22 times with no drop, and on Stromm, 7 kills and 6 drops. It may be just my luck, but over several years, I've come to expect drops on 7th to be annoying to the extreme, while on Stromm it's no problem.

EDIT: On the 24 kill it dropped on 7th
EDIT: 6 more 7th kills, no drop, 2 Stromm kills, 2 drops.

Edited, Jan 15th 2007 9:54am by KEC

Edited, Jan 22nd 2007 9:12am by KEC
Still drops FBE
# May 15 2006 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
91 posts
Logged an alt yesterday and happened to be camped across lake from hadden, He was up when i logged in = dropped earring as of may 06
"Let the Rogue Have it, He'll keep it safe"
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I don't get it
# Dec 20 2005 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
He seems to drop the earring like 1 in 4 kills.

Edited, Fri Mar 3 07:27:50 2006
Mob of the day!
# Aug 15 2005 at 2:29 PM Rating: Excellent
169 posts
I bump into him now and then, when I have business in Surefall, but so far he has never given up his earring for me in the 6+ years that I play now. He is on a timer of around 6 hours 20 minutes or some like that. This mob used to be camped like hell, I remember a time where Rangers had an advantage in kill-stealing this guy(sometimes there would be an actual crowd waiting for him, and once he spawned it was FFA...)because of their Trueshot Longbow, that had a couple of insta-cast Firenukes on them. That was long ago.

That all has changed and nowadays Hadden actually gets to his fishing most times, instead of ending up nose down in the dirt the moment he whips out his fishing rod. Soon, when even more Enduring Breath items will make it into the world, this NPC will be forgotten and newbies will consider him just another NPC, maybe hail him and then wander off, unaware of the strife and anticipation that he once caused in the old days of Norrath.

/salute Hadden.
KS-ing Hadden
# Jan 20 2005 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
Have never been KS-ed here, but it seems to me there is an easy solution for this. Just make the spawn time somewhat random. For example, a minimum of 2 hours but totally random after that. That would solve the problem of people putting a player there, then leaving them until time for the spawn. If a player is there, a simple query that goes unanswered or an AFK tag loses the camp as far as I am concerned. If they don't like it, then let them complain. If a player is patient enough to be there for the entire time, then they deserve the camp. But the "bookmark" axx-holes don't deserve it. Not that I feel very strongly about it... heh heh heh.
# Aug 30 2004 at 2:13 AM Rating: Decent
Earrin is like a Half and half drop i killed him 20 times got 10 earrins i made 1k per earrin was a Nice 10k hes by Lake in Qeynos Hills Lake is by Surefalls Glade Hope all this Information helps.. Quote to Sell Earrin fast sell for 1k u can sell then Very very Fast EDIT he is a 8 hr Spwn

Edited, Mon Aug 30 03:13:59 2004
# Jul 17 2007 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
Hadden is not an 8 hour spawn...and since I am up to my eyeballs on two accounts worth of characters with Fishbone Earrings...I may as well share this. Once you kill Hadden, have a timer ready and set for 5 hours and 20 minutes. He will spawn at about that time within increments of 6 minutes (1 hour in EQ world clock time). Example: Battle begun, hit timer....kill hadden. Camp. Come back in 5 hours and 20 minutes...he will either be there (5 % of the time, OR you will be ready to kill him in approximately 6, 12, 18 or 24 minutes. The longest I have had to wait after the 5/20 timer was 36 minutes and once in a blue moon Hadden was waiting for me. Try this timer method sometime and soon you will be swimming in earrings, LOL

UPDATE, I sent my 34 (buffed) Barbarian beastlord and pet to go kill Hadden, but I was mezzed most of the time by Rephas. I guess the only way to have dealt with that is to bring along someone who could calm rephas before attempting to kill hadden. Hadden was light blue to my 34 as was Rephas. Oh and by the way, my 47 ikky monk got mezzed by rephas too, but only in a slightly anoying way. The mezzing of my 34 BST was tedious because I remained so...health never really going down, couldn't kill Hadden or Rephas while mezzed...sigh.

Edited, Jul 19th 2007 10:19am by Ogrewise
RE: Half&half
# Sep 01 2004 at 9:24 PM Rating: Default
Hadden drops this Everytime for me i get bored port to SFG and go to qeynos Hills to see if he's up just for fun and 84% of the time he is so i just go in MUST do this to get the Earring everytime. Snare him lure him into deep part of water nuke or Dot root him and keep pounding him he MUST die in the water or you Will NOT get the earring i have done this every since i could solo him. sells for bout 2-5k on my server. He's fun to kill. some people say that the chanter and erudite travler and axe broadsmith will jump in and help him I have Yet to see that happen.
RE: Half&half
# Aug 13 2005 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
in the water or not makes no difference. a mobs loot is on it when it spawns. whatever loot its holding is not gonna change based on loc of its death, or for any other reason. another old wives tale for EQ. ^^
RE: Half&half
# Sep 17 2004 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
Hadden just dropped the earring for me after I killed him on his spawn spot. He never left dry land.
RE: Half&half
# Apr 02 2005 at 12:10 PM Rating: Good
115 posts
I just killed him after kiting him with my necro. He never touched water and dropped the earring anyway. Obviously, water has nothing to do with it.

If you somehow manage to get it everytime you kill him, you just must be really lucky. I've killed him numerous times over the past five years (both in and out of the water) and only just today got my first earring.
# Aug 03 2004 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
Where does hadden spawn? locs or general areas would help, thx
RE: Spawn
# Apr 13 2005 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
he spawns out front of the hut that axe broadsmith stands in by the lake in the upper left corner of the map
My Experience
# Jul 10 2004 at 9:42 AM Rating: Excellent
I just killed Hadden a few moments ago after waiting 4 hours for the spawn....No earring and thank god i had friends there because he was Regening like you wouldnt believe. Snared/Rooted him away from lake then Stinging Swarmed him and hit him for like 4-5 arrows for 30+ and he was regening just about as fast and as much as i was hitting him for. Anybody have any theories/similar experiences they can post? Thanks in Advance.

I'll add more to this as I camp him some more

EDIT (Killed Hadden at 10am July 11, 2004) He *DID* drop the Fishbone Earring and I've determined that his Regen was a normal thing. Did hit me in the 40's a few times and in the 50's once. Mostly in the teens and 20's. This confirms that he still drops the Earring

33rd Ranger and Growing

Edited, Sun Jul 11 10:34:44 2004
# Jun 24 2004 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
276 posts
man..i've killed this dude 4 times..no earring..not complaing. I heard the earring has a 1/10 chance of dropping..this true? would be nice if i could find out..
RE: Hadden
# Jun 30 2004 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
Not Sure what has happend to him... he used to drop the earing like cake, i have killed him 5 times straight with nothing.
NO DROPINGS hehehe sounds funy huh
# May 26 2004 at 7:31 PM Rating: Default
man this sux killed him twice NO DROP CRAP
# May 26 2004 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
Does he even drop the earring anymore? Hehe I've killed him 5 times in a row, nothing. He did leave me a bandage once which I thought was pretty nice of him.

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