Beyond Espoir - 23rd Anniversary - Group Mission  

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This Quest is Seasonal
Level:115
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Expedition
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:24:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 00:02:00
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Related Quests:
Era:Terror of Luclin
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Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Mar 6 15:57:48 2022
Modified: Sat Apr 30 23:15:57 2022
Prerequisite Quest(s): Death Finds a Way

This group mission is part of the 23rd anniversary.

There is a minimum level to request the mission. (maybe 115? Let us know)

You can get this shared task from Krastoraab Puremane in Shar Vahl. He is in the city at the entrance leading from Shadeweaver's Thicket at /waypoint -496, 79, -190 or you can find him via the find tool CTRL F.

You say, 'Hail, Krastoraab Puremane'

Krastoraab Puremane says, 'If you would like a reminder of why the [cycle] is important, I would be more than glad to talk to you about it again. However, if you wish to continue your [education], I can offer some assistance in that request as well.'
You say, 'education'

Krastoraab Puremane says, 'I'm glad to hear that you decided to take up a higher education about the cycle. You may have noticed that each of the disciples you spoke with are, ironically, not continuing onto the next stage of the cycle. Concepts such as what is "living" and "dead" usually can cause confusion when it comes to living and dying, especially when it comes to the undead. Ghosts and spirits have the capacity to take a moment to pause and observe the cycle. These entities are not outside of the influence of the cycle. It is quite the contrary actually. They are still a part of the cycle of life and death, though their [journey]to Ehayae is postponed for the time being.'

You say, 'journey'

Krastoraab Puremane says, 'The disciples you spoke with want to test your mettle and make sure you fully understand their lessons. If you are willing to take up arms, I have already spoken with the four spirits and they will meet you at the Deep. Be warned as once they start fighting, their emotions will take over and there is no stopping them. You must give them your all in order to defeat them. They will not hold back. Are you sure you are [ready]?'

You have been assigned the task 'Beyond Espoir'.

You say, 'ready'

Krastoraab Puremane says, 'Excellent, I will wait here for your return. To prove to me that you have a full understanding, you will be given a bauble after you have finished your lesson. None of the spirits know what is inside the box so you won't be able to cheat. Bring that item to me.'

LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...

You have entered Trial of the Cycle.




1. Defeat the first disciple, Jonus 0/1 The Deep

Jonus is nearby, where you zone in.

He is not aggro until you hail him. You can kill trash around the area first, if you want to. The various horror fiends (trash MOB's, all appear to be around the level of the highest level in the group) seem to see through both Invisible and Invisible to Undead.
When you hail Jonus he morphs into a Hooded Shade and attacks.

The Bonus step here (for the Challenge Achievement) is to kill him while your health is below 50%. This will require careful healing, after Jonus is below 5% to 10% health.


2. Defeat the second disciple, Lorelei 0/1 The Deep

NOTE: All of the targets (Boss's) are on Find.

When you hail Lorelei, she morphs into a Banshee.

Lorelei Carversbane scowls at you, ready to attack -- looks like quite a gamble. (Lvl: 120)

You say, 'Hail, Lorelei Carversbane'
Lorelei Carversbane says, 'HA HA! Come adventurer, show me what you are made of!'

At about 50%-ish Lorelei Carversbane calls for assistance and two adds spawn and attack you, as well as heal Lorelei Carversbane.

A devout trumpeter (Level 120)
A stalwart herald (Level 120)

They do not de-spawn if Lorelei dies first.

Champions from the past, lend me your aid!

Lorelei Carversbane's corpse disperses and an image of the original Lorelei appears for a moment. 'I had such fun today adventurer! I enjoyed our battle for glory! You understand this more than most! Continue your lesson eastward. Till we meet again!'
You have slain Lorelei Carversbane!

Your task 'Beyond Espoir' has been updated.

The Bonus step here (for the Challenge Achievement) is to kill her while her 'healer' add is still alive. (A stalwart herald)


3. Defeat the third disciple, Salk 0/1 The Deep

When you hail Salk, she morphs into a Tiger.

You say, 'Hail, Salk Hopfit'

Salk Hopfit says, 'Your path requires balance between life and death. Stray but a hair's width away from the edge and you will not succeed!'

The cycle of life and death demands balance. Are you capable of the same?
Salk Hopfit's corpse dissipates, but an image of Salk appears to say, 'Well fought, you understand why there needs to be a balance between life and death now more than ever. Sineb is waiting for you near the bridge to the northeast.'
You have slain Salk Hopfit!
Your task 'Beyond Espoir' has been updated.


4. Defeat the fourth disciple, Sineb 0/1 The Deep

When you hail Sineb, she morphs into an Owlbear.

You say, 'Hail, Sineb'
Sineb says, 'I will show you what primal energies are at play!'

At 60%-70%, he calls for assistance and two adds spawn, attack and also heal him.

A brawny auger (Level 120)
A primal soothesayer (Level 120)

They do not despawn if Sineb dies first.

Primal forces protect bring me vitality! Ehayae sows...

You gain party experience!
You have slain a primal soothesayer!

You gain party experience!
You have slain a brawny auger!

Balance is required to fully understand where you stand in the cycle. Sahteb Mahlni drives...
You gain party experience!
Sineb's corpse falls, and reappears again as the Sineb you know before saying, 'Well struck! You have completed your path on understanding the cycle! Let me know when you are ready to [leave] and I will bring you back to Shar Vahl.'
You have slain Sineb!
Your task 'Beyond Espoir' has been updated.

Sineb respawns in his original form, once killed.


5. Open the lockbox 0/1 The Deep

Open the lockbox.

Your task 'Beyond Espoir' has been updated.
You have been given: Primal Owlbear Beak

--You have looted a Shroud of Unending Cycles from a lockbox .--

You say, 'Hail, Sineb'

Sineb says, 'Well done mortal. You fully grasp how important the balance of life and death is. You understand that without that fire in your belly to drive you forward, there can be no progress. Moving on from loss is something that we all have to deal with from time to time. That does not mean we forget who we lost. We just get better at fighting without them by our side. Remember this, and you will do well in your future struggles. Now, if you wish to [leave], I can show you the exit. Grow in your adventures as you would, but remember that everyone is fighting their own fights. May the cycle watch over you and bless you in your journeys.'

You say, 'leave'
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered Shar Vahl.


6. Return the beak to Krastoraab 0/1 Shar Vahl

Give the Primal Owlbear Beak to Krastoraab Puremane.

Krastoraab Puremane says, 'Excellent. Thank you for returning this to me. This proves that you were able to overcome the challenges that the disciples have given you. Your understanding is complete. Without Ehayae's work, there can be no death. Without Drinal's work, there can be no life. Without Sahteb Mahlni, there can be no strength or drive for progress. Thank you for taking these lessons to heart Bonzz. I do hope we cross paths again in the future. Until then, go in peace and know that you play an important role in cycle of life and death.'

Your task 'Beyond Espoir' has been updated.
You have received a replay timer for 'Beyond Espoir': 0d:0h:2m remaining.
Your education about the work of Ehayae, Drinal, and Sahteb Mahlni is complete.
You receive alternate currency.
You have completed achievement: 23rd Anniversary Mission


OPTIONAL STEP

You can turn in the Primal Owlbear Beak to Sineb in Shar Vahl to receive "Fungal Shrieker Spore," which is a pet clicker that summons a pet with stats or can change the look of your pet.

Upon turn in,

Sineb says, 'I have to admin, when Krastoraab gave us the lockbox as part of the test, we didn't know what was inside. Bringing this to me confirms my fears. Wherever this beak was found, it was a place of immense power. I do not know where he got this, but he would be wise to return it to whatever corner of Luclin it was taken from. Take this. It should protect you in your journeys. Give the beak back to Krastoraab. I will speak with him later about what he has found, once I learn what it means myself.'



Reward(s):
Experience
15 Commemorative Coins
Loot from the chest

Chest Loot:
Collar of Infinite Struggle
Deteriorating Silk Wrap
Furry Feathered Cloak
Locket of the Disciples
Pendant of Repetitiousness
Shroud of Unending Cycles
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minimum level
# Apr 21 2022 at 6:57 AM Rating: Excellent
I was able to request it at level 100. Do not recommend. Trash wasn't difficult to clear, but Jonus hit so hard, so fast, I died instantly upon hailing him.

So while it is capable of being requested at this level, it is not able to be completed. (Another group of the same level tried, got Jonus dead, but with the amount of the expenditure of glyphs and abilities they decided not to pursue it further)

Edited, Apr 21st 2022 2:52pm by WyreWintermute
Another drop item
# Apr 20 2022 at 6:22 AM Rating: Good
Chest loot -- Locket of the Disciples - Required level 120, AC 389, HP 9550 and a lot more.

Found a link for it on magelo https://eq.magelo.com/item/154871

Edited, Apr 20th 2022 12:49pm by AkilleezofMaelin
Drops and mobs
# Apr 08 2022 at 2:07 PM Rating: Good
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There are 6 possible chest items, 3 cloaks and 3 necks, Deteriorating Silk Wrap and Pendant of Repetitiousness are very nice, the other items not so much.
I did a test on how low i could taskadd and get into the zone, added a 106 and it entered zone first, everything tracked red the trash conned at 117. If you want items for an up and coming alt this year, complete the task, with the runt TA in before you start, then return to entry and escort it thru the repop trash.
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# Apr 04 2022 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
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a lockbox had: Collar of Infinite Struggle
related creatures
# Mar 21 2022 at 11:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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add to the related creatures list for this quest:
a primal soothsayer
https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=57479
a brawny auger
https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=57478
Lorelei Carversbane
https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=57473
Jonus Siedel
https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=57472


Remove from related creatures list for this quest:
Lorelei Carversbane [ 23rd Anniversary Quest ]
https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=57461
Jonus Siedel [ 23rd Anniversary Quest ]
https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=57460
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# Mar 21 2022 at 11:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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Pendant of Repetitiousness dropped
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Trash Horror fiends not level 100.
# Mar 20 2022 at 11:12 AM Rating: Good
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You have the following stated:

"1. Defeat the first disciple, Jonus 0/1 The Deep

Jonus is nearby, where you zone in.

He is not aggro until you hail him. You can kill trash around the area first, if you want to. The various horror fiends (trash MOB's, all appear to be Level 100) seem to see through both Invisible and Invisible to Undead (they are all green con to a Level 120).

When you hail Jonus he morphs into a Hooded Shade and attacks.

The Bonus step here (for the Challenge Achievement) is to kill him while your health is below 50%. This will require careful healing, after Jonus is below 5% to 10% health."

However, I just requested this mission as a 116 monk with just me and my merc, and all of the trash horror fiends are 117. So whoever did this and saw level 100 trash mobs must have had boxes who were below 100.
Trash Horror fiends not level 100.
# Apr 02 2022 at 4:05 PM Rating: Good
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So, I just did this with three level 114s (DRU, ENC, NEC) and three Mercs (WAR, CLR, CLR). All the trash mobs conned yellow to us (as you might expect), but they went down like they were Light Blue mobs. It seems like maybe they conned level 114+, but were actually level 100. And they seemed to only be loosely social. Like adds would agro us, but not engage. We also found that sometimes when we engaged the trash mobs, they wouldn't show up on our target window.

And something to watch for..... the trash mobs do respawn behind you!

On the nameds, we had to kill the adds. We weren't strong enough to kill the nameds while they were being healed. So, we didn't get the bonuses, but we feel good that we lived through it.

We all turned in our beaks to Sineb, before Krastoraab to get the Familiar.

The Chest Loot was Collar of the Infinite Struggle
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# Mar 20 2022 at 9:10 AM Rating: Good
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Dropped "Deteriorating Silk Wrap" today. Back item.

AC 535, HP 9871, Mana 9661
nice task!
# Mar 20 2022 at 8:49 AM Rating: Good
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This anniversary task is actually fun and gives nice gifts! I did run this 2boxing rogue/druid + tank/healer mercs.
- The trash mobs have few hp and do nothing fancy but they do re-pop! If you want to rest a bit pick a spot between the trash mobs, they do not wander.
- Do clear trash near the disciples or you will make your fights just harder.
- The four disciples themself are lvl120 but straight forward beatable.
- The second and the fourth disciple spawn two adds at 60%, each of those again lvl120. Now that can hurt. For better management I left the tank merc alone just before hitting 60%, so he can grab the adds. The damage output of three mobs is more than a healer merc can manage, I needed the druid for extra healing.
- I did not manage any of the extra tasks for the first three disciples. I guess achieving that will be very bothersome when 2boxing.
- The chest loot was Furry Feathered Cloak, that's (when augmented) a 10k hp back piece.
- The side quest for the Fungal Shrieker Spore familiar is easy. That's a very nice familiar buff on that one.
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# Mar 19 2022 at 8:12 PM Rating: Good
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Shroud of Unending Cycles
Furry Feathered Cloak
# Mar 19 2022 at 6:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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The chest dropped a Furry Feathered Cloak today. Kind of similar to ToL Luclinite Ensanguined cloaks
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# Mar 19 2022 at 2:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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I was able to add in my level 100 toon, but not my 96. Message was too low level to be in the task.
I was able to task add a toon at the end before I opened the chest, After the chest was opened, I could not task add.
A toon that is not online when the chest is opened does not get the beak when they log back on.
To get the 2nd achievement, we would dps name till the adds popped, then we killed the non-healer mob, then we balanced down the remaining two, killing the name before the healer at the end.
For the 3rd achievement, we did slow dps the boss and any toon that got all 3 buffs from the AE's did receive the ach.
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# Mar 18 2022 at 1:07 AM Rating: Good
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Turn the Primal Owlbear Beak you recieve to Sineb before you give it to Krastoraab Puremane to get Fungal Shrieker Spore. A nominally decent familiar which is as good as the Icebound Ulthrok from COV.

Additional Note. Each member in your entire group will get the beak, soi they can all do the hand in before you complete the quest and get the familiar.

Edited, Mar 18th 2022 2:09am by Myysterio
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# Mar 18 2022 at 8:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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I tried doing this, and Sineb gives it back. This was after the fight encounter with Sineb. Is there anything more specific you can share about it?
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# Mar 19 2022 at 8:01 AM Rating: Good
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Turn into Sineb in the non-instanced zone, not the mission, for the optional reward.
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# Mar 19 2022 at 6:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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For clarity, hand in the Primal Owlbear Beak to Sineb in Shar Vahl. The Fungal Shrieker Spore familiar will appear in your inventory. You can do this before you finish the mission and the Primal Owlbear Beak will be given back to you to give to Krastoraab Puremane to finish the mission. The beak can also be given to Sineb after the mission has completed to get the familiar as long as you're not the one doing the final hand in to Krastoraab Puremane.

Edited, Mar 19th 2022 7:27pm by QrowMagnon
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# Mar 19 2022 at 12:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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Great, that worked! Thanks!
is there a hidden bonus?
# Mar 16 2022 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
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There are achievement challenges for the first 3 fights but not the last one. However the last one does have a hint "Balance is required to fully understand where you stand in the cycle. Sahteb Mahlni drives... " as if there were something it wants you to do. May be that will give a bonus item?


Edited, Mar 16th 2022 11:22am by svann

Edited, Mar 16th 2022 11:57am by svann
is there a hidden bonus?
# Mar 16 2022 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Possibly, I could see having to balance the named with his adds or something like that.
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# Mar 16 2022 at 8:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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NPC won't give you the mission, it seems like you must complete some of the solo tasks first. Saying journey, the NPC replies back with "You are not ready for the trial. Come back to me when you are."
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# Mar 16 2022 at 9:20 AM Rating: Good
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You have to complete the solo task "Death Finds A Way" before you can request the group mission. Just one member of the group needs to do the solo task.
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# Mar 16 2022 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
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Pre-req is Death Finds a Way
RE Step 3
# Mar 06 2022 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
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There is also a Bonus challenge for Step 3, which is "Get hit by each of Salik's area attacks.'

This may require slow DPS (don't kill him) until you have been hit by all of his effects.

There appears to be more than 3, maybe.
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