Etched Earring of Veracity (#2)  

Quest Started By:Description:
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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Shadows of Luclin
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Aug 20 20:02:08 2002
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
At the end of the previous quest, you were told to seek out Euzan Jurek. Euzan is found in a room on the second floor of the NW of the four Concillium buildings (Torsten being in the SE one). Euzan is an Erudite, alone in the room, and is on Validus Custodus faction.

You say, 'Hail, Euzan Jurek'

Euzan Jurek says 'Greetings, ______.'

You say, 'Torsten sent me.'

Euzan Jurek says 'So Torsten has sent you? He must see the potential within you to help us. I cannot give you any information right now as to who we are. That is a trust you must [earn].'

You say, 'How do I earn your trust?'

Euzan Jurek leans in and whispers to you, 'Let it be known that assisting us will show your distrust in everything this city stands for. If you do not want to get involved I urge you to walk away now. However if you wish to [bring about change], stay and I will tell you how to earn our trust.'

You say, 'I wish to bring about change.'

Euzan Jurek says 'Good, you must do something for us. One of our members, who needs not be named, is due to be called for the Question. We need you to go into the Heart [Consillium] and replace their records with this one. This false record shows that they have completed their Question and still have time until their next one. Changing the records will make the question pass over us so that we avoid being discovered. Go in stealth, when you have completed this task bring me back the original records and your Insignia Earring.'

You receive "new records" (NO DROP, LORE).

You say, 'What is a Consillium?'

Euzan Jurek says 'The Praesertum Consillium are the four structures found in the center of Sanctus Seru. They are surrounding the Arx Seru, which is where Seru himself resides. These buildings are heavily guarded with the leader of each.'

Locate 'a file cabinet' on the 3rd floor of the paladin guild hall, in the same structure as Torsten Reidan.

You say, 'Hail, A File Cabinet'

A File Cabinet regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.

A File Cabinet slams shut after you take the original records out. Guard Hargrar spawns and says 'Hey! What are you doing in there?!'

Guard Hargrar scowls at you, ready to attack -- he appears to be quite formidable.

You have been summoned!

He cons blue to level 37 and is presumably level 50, because he summons. You do not need to kill him, just run to the zone to clear aggro. You shouldn't get adds as he's on no faction table.

You have slain Guard Hargrar!
You gain experience!!

Give Euzan Jurek the old records you received from the file cabinet and the Insignia Earring of Veracity.

Euzan Jurek says 'By now you must realize that we need to avoid the question because of whom we are. Seru is not the Noble Paladin this city would have you believe. You see they teach that Katta feared Seru and that he had faked his own poisoning so they could pin the blame on Seru. The next thing that I ask of you, I ask because you can travel without question from one city to another. Go to Katta and give this report to Tilbok Furrunner. Tell him we are successfully rooted within Sanctus Seru and await any commands.'

Your faction standing with Validus Custodus has been adjusted by 15.
Your faction standing with Katta Castellum Citizens has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Magus Conlegium has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Nathyn Illuminious has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Coterie of the Eternal Night has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Seru has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Hand of Seru has been adjusted by -7.
Your faction standing with Eye of Seru has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Hand Legionnaries has been adjusted by -1.

You receive faction, experience, a Report to Tilbok and your Etched Earring of Veracity.
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# Feb 28 2021 at 5:35 PM Rating: Excellent
87 posts
The following text can be removed from the quest description as the filing cabinet cons as indifferent by default:
Please remove: [A File Cabinet scowls at you, ready to attack -- You could probably win this fight.]
Please remove: [You begin to hide...]
Please remove: [Give the file cabinet the new records while invised. If not invised you will get this message:]
Please remove: [A File Cabinet says 'I will do nothing to aid beings like you.']
Please remove: [You will lose the records and have to get another one.]

This quest was logically fixed and it works as you'd think it would since filing cabinets are typically not alive.
# Mar 05 2021 at 10:41 AM Rating: Excellent
halfridge wrote:
The following text can be removed from the quest description as the filing cabinet cons as indifferent by default:
Please remove: [A File Cabinet scowls at you, ready to attack -- You could probably win this fight.]
Please remove: [You begin to hide...]
Please remove: [Give the file cabinet the new records while invised. If not invised you will get this message:]
Please remove: [A File Cabinet says 'I will do nothing to aid beings like you.']
Please remove: [You will lose the records and have to get another one.]

This quest was logically fixed and it works as you'd think it would since filing cabinets are typically not alive.

I've had a few filing cabinets bite me when I wasn't looking. Thanks for the update!
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Guard Hargrar
# Apr 27 2019 at 6:38 AM Rating: Good
52 posts
Guard Hargrar cons level 37 on the Selo server, and does not summon.
Guard Hargrar
# May 10 2019 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
He does summon if damaged
# Mar 22 2015 at 6:05 PM Rating: Good
48 posts
Validus Custodus +15
Katta Castellum Citizens +1
Magus Conlegium +1
Nathyn Illuminious -1
Coterie of the Eternal Night -1
Seru -1
Hand of Seru -7
Eye of Seru -1
Hand Legionnaries -1
Latest info on the guard
# Mar 15 2005 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
As of the timestamp of this message, I did this quest with my 41 (barely) ranger on the Vazaelle server. The chest, by the way, was Indifferent to me. Anyway, the guard...

He conned dark blue to me, instant-aggro on spawn, hit for around 86 max. He DOES summon. AND PROCS ROOT. This constitutes a warning to anyone my level trying this quest. You can no longer run away from him unless you have Temp , an awesome SoW, inflict no damage, and don't lag like I do in SSeru.

Luckily, I was four blue into my level, so I didn't un-ding. I anticipated running away, so I didn't have any of my buffs up besides SoW.

Edited, Tue Mar 15 19:04:59 2005
my 2 bits
# Jun 30 2004 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
Just did this after I killed alot of guards so I'm KOS to hand of seru and hand of legonaires. I'm a lvl 65 vah shir bst. conned the file cabinet, indifferent. so i left my pet up (if i invis, i lose pet) and handed in the record. the guard spawned and pet and i killed him very easily, 10-15 second fight. i would guess the guard is lvl 20-40, based on how fast he went down. conned green to me, so definately not in mid-upper 40's. did not summon me.

maybe soe/sony changed the guard? or a random level guard spawns?
Spawned guard aggros
# Jun 14 2004 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
I opened trade window to put in the new report. I invised. Clicked trade and the guard spawned. The person who invised me was non-KoS to everyone in Seru, but the guard attacked her. No biggie though, she was chanter and mezzed, memblured and we were outta there, no prob. But, just a word of warning the guard will aggro onto anyone there, even if they're friendly to seru's.
# Apr 30 2004 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
guard that pops is at the most lvl 46 he was green and I assassinated him after pressing escape to get behind him
# Feb 02 2004 at 1:16 AM Rating: Decent

He's at the NW building, 2nd floor, and location is -145, 273, 88.
File Cabinet observations
# Jan 29 2004 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
as a Dwarven warrior of brell.

the file cabinet conned indifferent and i had no problem handing orders while visable and no other illusions cast. completely solo with clickie buffs only.

as a note, i have done the praedors blade quest and the jeweled quiver quest. additionally i have done the loyalist shiled of honor quest..i dont know if this affected faction for the cabinet in anyway...just FYI.

as Ardanoy stated, as a dwarf of Brell...i have no faction issues with any of the mobs so far. dubious is worst ive seen...most are sure it will get worse...looking foward to part earring 3.

guard was also nothing special as a 63 lvl warrior. he didnt agro immediately either...i attacked him.
he hit low and slow, didnt run. never moved so no idea on summon.
and as others stated NO faction loss for killing him. He dropped some coin only.

Edited, Thu Jan 29 11:48:57 2004
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 14 2004 at 3:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) snore
No. 2 finished
# Dec 17 2003 at 10:11 AM Rating: Default
Did the Quest today, thank of the advices found on this page and of course of Gilolas an very nice Drood :-)
Even get some fun, cos the guardian attacked the drood not me ;)
So... im looking forward doing part III :-)

Promotoi Atelas
Steel Warrior of Queynos, 43th Season
Kael Drakal
Turn in
# Oct 20 2003 at 2:45 AM Rating: Decent
Did this part today, took me a few tries as the File Cabinet would not help me even though I thought I was invised. So being a Druid with the ability Innate Camo, once I opened the trade window I casted Innate Camo and proceded trading with the File Cabinet and it worked like a charm. I didn`t even agro the guard that pops onc you do trade.

RE: Turn in
# Nov 26 2003 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
329 posts
I don't know how or why, but as a dwarven paladin, I have no problems with any mobs in SSeru, including the chest. At worst, some mobs con dubious, and at best some are ally.

The chest was indifferent to me. I handed in the file without invis or sneak or any trick.

When the guard popped, he didn't attack me, even though I was sitting down right in front of him. He jumped on a druid friend that was helping me with ports, and I quickly grabbed agro before having a chance to con him. He was a creampuff. Without buffs of any kind, I was kicking his **** and he was barely scratching me. I didn't know what faction hits I would have taken, so I had the druid succor out. By the time it took him to cast succor, the guard was at 35% health.

The only advice I have is to make sure you don't try to practice begging while inside SSeru. You will get instantly attacked for having the audacity to try to beg in Seru's city. So make sure you take the beg command out of any hotkeys you may have (*cough).
Duke Ardnahoy
Noble Lord Protector of the 70th Crusade
Fennin Ro - EQ I

Ardnahoy II
Fearless Guardian of the 40th Tour
Mistmore - EQ II
# Sep 07 2003 at 2:17 AM Rating: Good
49 posts
Turning in the report to the file cabinet is a cinch. All you need is to click the report on the cabinet to open up the trade window, and before you click the 'give' button, have someone else invis you. I was invis and conned indifferent before the trade, but as soon as I initated trade, the chest scowled at me again, so it seems you cannot invis then trade without a second invis after the trade-window is opened.

Guard Hargrar spawns a bit in front of the chest after turn-in. He has roughly 2500hp and will give no faction hits for his death. I can't attest to his summon ability as I never got out of range of him, but I'd believe he does, even if he's only level 35ish. Shanai in Shar-val summons and she's only level 8 or so.

Now off to farm reports...
wrong level of guard
# May 29 2003 at 3:34 AM Rating: Default
Think the level maybe wrong on this guy. He conned yellow to me and my buddy (36 Warrior/36 Shaman) We took him down easily together. Never summoned... fight took like 45 seconds. This was on The Rathe
Wolfform works
# Mar 25 2003 at 2:11 AM Rating: Good
In our efforts to get the File Cabinet to accept our records, my warrior partnar Calanar:

We hailed the File Cabinet.
Conn'd the cabinet, were dubious.
Then we tried:
1. Wood elf racial hide (skill of 50) several times until it 'took', faction rose to indifferent but the cabinet still would not take the records=didn't work,
2. Improved Superior Camouflage (cast), didn't work.
3. Gather Shadows (warrior item click), didn't work.
4. Spirit of Oak, not allowed in the zone= didn't work.
5. Share Greater Form of the Wolf, and it worked beautifully, faction was indifferent and the cabinet accepted the records.

Dornar Adair, Druidess (L63)
Caelum Infinitum
Fennin Ro
Multi Quested
# Nov 30 2002 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
This quest can be Multi quested, I was unable to hand the file cabinet the records, so I had a Rogue friend get the new records from Euzan and exchange them with the file cabinet , he then handed them in then I gave the earring and received the Etched Earring of Veracity .
RE: Multi Quested
# Dec 08 2002 at 6:25 PM Rating: Good
Because we are not able to turn in items while invisible anymore, I was unable to hand in the files to the file cabinet myself. I had a rogue friend of mine turn exchange the reports while sneaking.. after dispatching the guard that spawned, went to Euzan Jurek and was not able to MQ this.. rogue handed in report and had it handed back to him, so I could not simply hand in earring to MQ this. I'll try again though, perhaps I went to the wrong npc or something.. otherwise it appears this may not be MQ-able.
RE: Multi Quested
# Feb 17 2003 at 1:42 PM Rating: Excellent
You can do the document switch if you use wolf form. Remember not to cast spell until you are in the room with the file cabinet as you will be KOS in wolf form. I had a druid cast it on me this morning and I was able to get the original documents for the turn in.
RE: Multi Quested
# Feb 02 2003 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
Perhaps you weren't able to MQ with that rogue because the rogue did not do the first earring quest and wasn't flagged to turn in the 2nd earring.
# Oct 11 2002 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
OK im a 42 druis and decided id try this quest now, guad whatever coned dark blue to me ?? what and he summoned, some one messed up on a patch one day or something, anyways, he killed me once cause was not ready and got body back and gave 2 pices to the guy and got 2nd earring
more 411
# Sep 16 2002 at 3:34 AM Rating: Excellent
Euzan Jurek is in building number 14 on the eqatlas maps on the second floor at neg 143, pos 268.

Also the filing cabinet i used Superior Camo from a Larrikan's mask to do the hand in, and the spawned guard did not summon me at all.
file cabinet
# Aug 28 2002 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
I had a lot of trouble in giving the cabinet my letter.I know it says invs yourself then give it, but that didn't work, as a druid(Auditu not kuurus)i tried for a ranger to invs me that didn't work either.Tree form won't cast,wolf form is cos,so i was at my wits end lol.Well in the end i overcame it by casting wolf form behind the cabinet, gave it the letter
then took wolf form off very fast as cos while my friend
killed the gaurd that sporns.Succsess.Just thought it might help, now onto no 3 haha.
RE: file cabinet
# Oct 12 2002 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
invis doesnt work, it will just say i do not aid beings like you. just put it in trade, then have someone else invis you. then click trade. useful for a lot of quests where you are kos/dont have the faction. also minor illusion+benevolence works if yr a chanter ;P the guard is a wimp, hes not lvl 50, cons green to me at 60. he does summon tho.
RE: file cabinet
# Jun 21 2003 at 4:08 AM Rating: Decent
Minor Illusion and Benevolence (or even Collaboration) will not work.
RE: file cabinet
# Jun 21 2003 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
After trying just about every combination that made sense to me (Illusions, Collaboration, Invis, behind the chest, in front of the chest), I knew I was on the wrong track. Then it dawned on me that the NPC that issues the quest for the second ring is an Erudite. Wouldn't you know Illusion: Erudite is how I got to indifferent after over an hour of wracking my brain! I didn't even have to stand behind the thing, either.

Thought I could mem blur my way past the guard, but not only did that not work, after I zoned out and back in again, he was still kos. I had to invis past him to turn in the original files.
RE: file cabinet
# Sep 09 2002 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
After some new patch a long time ago, you can't trade when you are invisible anymore (PC and NPC likewise). So you got to have sneak ability to do this OR faction up by killing the rescuo which may take a while.

Dali the lizzie SK
Comet Nosce
Rallos Zek
RE: file cabinet
# Sep 10 2002 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
WHat faction is the chest on? WHne my ranger did this quest, it was scowling, but everyone else was dubious at worst.
RE: file cabinet
# Aug 30 2002 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
I was also having trouble with this trade. Once you give the File Cabinet your note, you become visible again. Simply leave the trade window open and hide again. Con for indifference then finish the trade. You have about 2 seconds before the guard does anything. Even without sow, you can get through the door and jump over the railing before being summoned. I don't know if he follows, since I never looked back before zoning.
# Aug 21 2002 at 7:44 AM Rating: Default
Level 35 quest but yet there is a level 50 summoning guard chasing you down the halls?
RE: Hah
# Aug 21 2002 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
104 posts
Ssomeone, what part of ....

**You do not need to kill him, just run to the zone to clear agro. BTW, you won't get add's as he's on no faction table**

... Didn't you understand. I know for a fact a level 35 can do it cause my 37 warrior turned in the note, ran out of the building and zoned. Alone, and without SoW. I was only summoned once but he didn't hit hard.
I submitted this quest, I should think I would know what level you can be to do it. If you want to be lower, fine. But its a "suggested" minimum level.
Next time read the quest before you comment
RE: Hah
# Aug 28 2002 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent
My 30 ranger used sneak to turn in the files and got summoned 3 times by the guard, only reason I got out alive is because he aggroed a druid friend who buffed me and was medding in the room.

I forgot to warn her about the guard and it seems he aggroes anyone sitting near him. Luckily a cleric with a 90 percent rez was in zone.
Euzan's Loc
# Aug 21 2002 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
I found Euzan at -140,266.

I was not able to turn the note in invis, but I was able to sneak behind him and turn the note in.
Invis didn't work a few months ago
# Aug 20 2002 at 5:54 PM Rating: Default
I worked my butt off to try to do this quest a few months ago. I got hung up trying to give the file cabinet the file. Turns out you have to SNEAK to do this portion.

Personally I think that sucks. Basically they just made this earring a Ranger only item. Sure rogues can get it too but they will probably find better.

I hope since this is now showing as an updated quest that straight invis works. Im off to try again.
RE: Invis didn't work a few months ago
# Aug 28 2002 at 4:05 AM Rating: Decent
Sneak is also a racial skill for some races, like Halflings and Vah Shir. Wisdom casters of a race with sneak could also get the earring.

Edited, Wed Aug 28 04:53:07 2002
RE: Invis didn't work a few months ago
# Aug 21 2002 at 1:34 AM Rating: Default
104 posts
not true.. for those WITHOUT sneak.. you can trick the file cabinet by being visible FIRST. give him the new records but DO NOT hit trade. Have someone cast invis on you or bard song.. con it and it will be Indifferent. then hit trade
I have personally done for 3 of my guildies without sneak.
no having to fight this guy
# Aug 20 2002 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
i did the quest up to here solo. this mob that spawns after you turn in the papers to the file cabinet can't see invis. i got ranger that was in the zone to group with me and camo me once i put the papers in the file cabinet. i let him disband and leave just in case he got aggro. i clicked on the trade icon, turned the papers in and walked out just fine. the guy never saw me so he never aggroed

Baron Dartaniun Eagleeye
Outrider of Tunare

Thermoc Incendium
Tinkering Wizard

Edited, Tue Aug 20 18:16:52 2002
Guard - Piece of Cake
# Aug 20 2002 at 4:51 PM Rating: Default
As a 56 Ranger I solo'd this guy with No Problems. I was not even buffed and he only took me down to half and he does not summon.
RE: Guard - Piece of Cake
# Aug 20 2002 at 8:48 PM Rating: Default
I have to agree the guard is a piece of cake, especially if you are a melee, in your upper 50's.

I talked to someone first who did this part of the quest and they warned me he was kinda tough. They did say they were like level 52 when they made the attempt.

I planned on just making the trade with the File cabinet and running like a scared little girl to avoid an unnecessary death, with adds etc..

Buffed up, DS's on etc... Sow ..(60 Ranger Btw.. over cautious one at that). Did the trade in, Guard popped, didnt con, just tried to bolt out the door. Summoned me back, tried to run again, summoned. I noticed the only damage I was taking was like in the 30's, 50's etc.. Dropped him in like 10secs max.

Just a heads up: He may not summon all the time, but he did summon me, no adds, but drops easy enough at level 60.
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