Access to the Elemental Planes  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Planes of Power
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Dec 4 20:52:35 2002
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
This quest occurs after you kill Rallos Zek. When he dies, A Planar Projection appears.

You say, 'Hail, A Planar Projection'

Maelin Starpyre's thoughts enter into your own. 'The singed parchment of Rallos lies in his dead hand. Bring it back to me I will translate them using the Cipher of Druzzil.'

You have received a character flag!

Maelin is in the library in the Plane of Knowledge.

You say, 'Hail, Grand Librarian Maelin'

Maelin tells you, 'Welcome back my friends. I assure you that I have been studying the Cipher of Druzzil very diligently. Did you happen to find any lore or information that I could look at?'

You say, 'what lore'

Maelin tells you, 'A parchment of Rallos'? Let me read it, it says that Rallos was not alone in his feelings about mortals. Solusek Ro also holds stake in the war to be led on Norrath. Not only this but he is channeling power from his father's plane into his own. He is taking that power and intensifying it through an artifact of great power, and then focusing it onto one point. It is a detailed as a crystal that burns with all the powers of the plane of fire. It is said to have the ability to turn the face of Norrath into a charred wasteland. They plan for a manaetic behemoth to carry and deposit it upon Norrath. You must stop these plans, you must stop Solusek!'

You say, 'what information'

Maelin tells you, 'There is no way to escape from the prison that is The Plane of Time. I am sorry but your quest for information ends here. Time is something that none of us can escape. That is however.. back when my explorations of the Planes were more common, I would travel searching for knowledge and lore to bring back to Tanaan. I stumbled into the Plane of Innovation. It was a great marvel to see indeed. I found the creator of all things mechanical. Meldrath the Marvelous was a kind and just gnome. We spent many weeks together discussing all of his devices. This included a machine that would allow you to open a tear into a period of time and enter into that time. The machine was more of a flight of whimsy though as the power necessary to power such a machine was enormous. He jokingly equated needing the very essence of the elements to power it.'

Maelin takes a deep breath and continues, 'I can see now that he was not joking at all. Let us suppose that you travelers could venture into the Elemental Planes and retrieve this essence; and form it into one powerful conglomeration. You could open a tear into the period of time before Zebuxoruk was imprisoned. There is no way you can free him from his stasis now, but if you were to halt the Pantheon at the time of imprisonment. Hah! It could work I do believe. Forgive me, but my old gnomish heart is alive with the excitement of possibilities. Gather up your strength friends, travel into the deep elements. You will need all of your wits about you. Find the very essence of the elementals, and fuse them into one. How to combine them I do not know, and can only wish you luck on finding that information. If you can accomplish this please come get me. I would like to record the events as they take place!'

You have received a character flag!

You may now enter the elemental planes (fourth tier).
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# Nov 16 2020 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Anyone else having issues with this dude? I say what information and he won't say anthing back. I've killed the zek's, but no reply.
# Nov 17 2020 at 3:53 PM Rating: Good
548 posts
you need to "unlock memories" a few times and then do "guided meditation" with Seer Mal Nae`Shi in the Plane of Knowledge to sort out your flags before speaking to Maelin. follow this guide:

Planar Progression

make sure you are hailing the Planar Projections after every boss kill to get the character flag.
also, after saying guided meditation to the Seer, you can copy the wall of text from your log file and paste it into this site (or check off the boxes that apply to you) and the site will tell you exactly what steps you are missing or need to do. this is extremely useful if you are doing Planar Progression from the very beginning:

planes of power flag fixer

Edited, Nov 17th 2020 4:59pm by Zaztik
Pre-Rallos dialogue
# Sep 04 2020 at 7:02 PM Rating: Good
4 posts
Just beat Vallon and Tallon Zek and got their flags, but have not gotten the Rallos Zek flag yet.

If you hail Maelin, you get the normal "I assure you that I have been studying the Cipher of Druzzil very diligently."

Saying "What lore" or "What new lore" get's you the "Since we now know the fate of Zebuxoruk" line.

Saying "What information" at this stage gets you:

"This cannot be. You must hurry! Rallos Zek seems to be planning a massive raid on Norrath. He is tired of mortals overstepping their boundaries! You are the only hope! Go challenge Rallos, hurry!" You have received a character flag!

Saying "Guide my meditation" before getting this flag, you'll have 2 messages that read "The pack of notes from Vallon/Tallon are scribbled in a language that you cannot comprehend.

After getting this flag, both of those are removed and you get "The words of Maelin echo in your mind. 'The Zeks and Solusek are planning an invasion of Norrath, find out more from Rallos if you can.'"

This is after doing all the other flags in order, with no Tower of Solusek Ro flags done at all.
Pre-Rallos dialogue
# Sep 04 2020 at 7:04 PM Rating: Good
4 posts
Little follow-up. Doing this also gets you the Tower of Solusek Ro story for Gram Dunnar, for some reason. That includes the AA and charm upgrade.
# Sep 20 2005 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
Ok gotta say this - the Game is for EVERYONE we all have different ways we play and see the game - Even the "casual player" (someone plz define that one for me) can join a raid group NOT guild and raid once a week and see all the sites without being in a guild or on much one a week for an hour or 2 - with that said if you do not have an hour or so a week to play the game my guess is you really do not give a rat's butt if you get to see all zones :-)

65 Wizzy :0)
# Jul 19 2005 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
MB + RS kill = ELE PLANES? Thanks im writing thsi down.

<Piska Element>
RE: bah
# Aug 28 2005 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
I wish it worked that way.. but no u need to kill:

3.)Lord Mithaniel Marr
4.)Rallos Zek the Warlord
6.)Tallon Zek
7.)Terris Thule
8.)Vallon Zek
10.)finsh the BoT key quest in PoS
13.)A PoJ trail (anyone one)
14.) Hedge event (In PoN)
(Not in that order.. tho i doesnt matter just see the Seer in PoK)

Pretty sure that all but i could of missed one

That whould give you acess to 4 elemntal planes, and u kill Solro (and the minis to get to his room) for the PoFire flag
my 2 cents
# Jul 18 2005 at 12:40 AM Rating: Decent
after reading the few few posts here i only have one thing to say to those people who beleive ele plains should stay shut to the casual players in the game , take your uber @$$3$ to coa and leave the pop content for the people who still wanna see the things they haven't yet . If ur still hunting in ele plains for the xp - ur being far to casual move along and get a clue as to where u once where in the game listening to people who sounded like u do now , ur pathetic and **** about a video game and god knows u got better things to complain about than the players so far behind u in gear etc.. btw Z-Dog ... u think they said the same thing when u zoned into bot the first time ?

Edited, Mon Jul 18 01:50:23 2005
RE: my 2 cents
# Dec 17 2005 at 2:00 AM Rating: Decent
I've been playing for years and don't have elemental access...but it's silly to say that they have to take the quest out of EQ so everyone can see content. On Saryrn, there are pickup raids almost every night for planar progression.

In fact, even the guilded generally reflag people by sending them off to pickup raids. It's doable and you don't have to raid all the time to do it. It may take me a month or more, but it will happen, and until I'm elemental flagged, there will be little if any guild raiding.

# Apr 01 2005 at 7:43 AM Rating: Default
If I kill all of thre people one the list besides Maelin obviously and Karana but I killed Agnarr will I be able to be Elementrally Flagged??

Jullail Shadowstepper
66th Rogue of Povar
Member of Valheru
rz flag issue?
# Jul 31 2004 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
i killed rz in a raid last night hailed the pp and all it said was i got a checklist flag said nothing about the p0archment of rallosek seer and maelin dont seem to mention any of the rz stuff the only thing i can think of is i still need bert dead to comp0lete the saryn line and gain access to sol ro im hoping that once i get bert it fixes everything it doesshow i hailed the rz pp in my journal and thatthe pp was impressed we had defeated rz, hoping that something wasnt messed up withthe flags cus rz isntthe easiest mob to kill
RE: rz flag issue?
# Aug 13 2004 at 7:03 PM Rating: Default
If you killed RZ and only received a checklist flag it means that you dont have MB.

RE: rz flag issue?
# Aug 07 2004 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
Btw u dont only need RztW , u need all the flags.
if u got all the flag and can't access to EP its because u miss to hail someone.
rz flag issue?
# Jul 31 2004 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
i killed rz in a raid last night hailed the pp and all it said was i got a checklist flag said nothing about the p0archment of rallosek seer and maelin dont seem to mention any of the rz stuff the only thing i can think of is i still need bert dead to comp0lete the saryn line and gain access to sol ro im hoping that once i get bert it fixes everything it doesshow i hailed the rz pp in my journal and thatthe pp was impressed we had defeated rz, hoping that something wasnt messed up withthe flags cus rz isntthe easiest mob to kill
rz flag issue?
# Jul 31 2004 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
i killed rz in a raid last night hailed the pp and all it said was i got a checklist flag said nothing about the p0archment of rallosek seer and maelin dont seem to mention any of the rz stuff the only thing i can think of is i still need bert dead to comp0lete the saryn line and gain access to sol ro im hoping that once i get bert it fixes everything it doesshow i hailed the rz pp in my journal and thatthe pp was impressed we had defeated rz, hoping that something wasnt messed up withthe flags cus rz isntthe easiest mob to kill
Keep it difficult.
# Jul 27 2004 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
Keep the elly planes and Sol Ro somewhat difficult and time consuming to get into. Its bad enough BoT was opened to lvl 62+ players. Just becasue you can get into a zone, doesnt mean you belong there. BoT has become the slum of Norrath.
# Apr 18 2004 at 6:17 PM Rating: Default
I think all this stuff for access to these zones it just wrong. Just too much is expected to simply access a zone we have all ready paid good money for. I can understand POTime being hard to get into since it kinda like the Sleepers Tomb of POP. But anybody that can reach level 65 should be able to at least enter the elemental planes.

Part time players generally are not in a guild that has the support to take on these tasks and its really ashame so many good eq players can't see these nifty zones.
RE: g
# Apr 21 2004 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
I am not in a raiding guild. If you want to get to the elemental planes you can always catch pick-up raids like I have. I have access to the Tower or Solusek Ro and only need to kill Rallos Zek to be Elemental flagged except for Fire. If you are no more than a casual player I don't think you would last in a group above BoT/Tactics.
RE: g
# Apr 19 2004 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
Well Jimbox .. what exactly do you think you would do in the elementals if you could get in?

There are all but a hand full of xp spots... about 3 in Earth .. around 3 in fire.. none in Air, and Water is just a pain.

So, yes open the flood gates to anyone 65.. you still would not get a group there, because out of all the planes you have like 6 spots to xp.. that's 36 people..out of how many 65's that would want to go..

Do you think you are going to get great loot from there? If you are not equipped to handle the named .. you are not getting anything. (no good loot drops from normal mobs)
The planes are primarily there for "RAIDS" .. you say, you "casual" players can't get there... that is because there is nothing there for you to do.

There are a ton of times an xp group has to move..or stop in the planes because a raid comes in, and you are in their way. You must move .. or the AoE will kill you. The elemental planes are for raids. They also are designed for players that DO raid to get great xp.. why?.. because they spend 95% of their time RAIDING, therefore not getting xp, so to recoup from raiding xp losses and trying to get aa points they NEED to survive in raids, they get better xp in shorter amounts of time.

This game is about many things. You can't please everyone. Don't buy this game thinking you automatically get to go where ever you want to go, just because you payed. What friggin game works like that?! I have never seen the end of Super Mario Bros .. I was never good enough to get there. Did I whine?.. no. I just accepted, with my limited play time, I would not acquire the needed "luck/skill/attitude" it required to get there.

Don't buy a game that Is a MMRPG, then complain, you can't go anywhere, because your "casual guild" does not do what it takes to get "you" there.

Bah, what ever, you'll call me an uber, and everything I say will go in one ear, and out the other. There are many ways to get to the Elementals. Joining a raid GUILD is not the only one. It is the fastest way to get there, but not the only way.
I still want to know, exactly why you want to be able to go into a Raiding Zone, when you don't have time to "Raid".

Oh, and I still don't have access to Sleepers..But, I don't think just because I'm 65, have access to Elementals and have 4 years played logged, that I automatically should have access to every old zone there is.

Edited, Fri Apr 23 14:12:50 2004
RE: g
# Apr 20 2004 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
The merits of opened vs. closed planes are quite neatly illustrated in the differences between BoT and Sol Ro. Both have several camps, both can drop ornate molds, and both give decent xp... however, only one has trains to zone running on a semi-regular schedule.

When you're not flagged, you want the planes opened... when you *are* flagged you're dern happy they're not.

RE: g
# Jun 02 2004 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
2,342 posts
Of course the fact that Sol Ro has no zone out does sort of prevent trains to zone.

But yes, I agree. The higher planes should be earned. While I'm happy that BoT being 62+ lets me hunt there with more friends and family, it is annoying how many people wander in and cause problems for people. A recent event with a cleric joining the group and then AFKing for 45 minutes to "entertain guests" comes to mind. At an Ornate camp no less. I find it hard to imagine anyone would be insane enough to try that in Sol Ro.
RE: g
# May 17 2004 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
Semi-regular schedule?!? Bah, trains I've seen in BoT follow no pattern. They are very erratic. A more descriptive term for the trains in BoT would be 'common' or 'frequent'. And yes, BoT was a lot nicer before it was opened up to anyone level 62 or higher.

With regards to the original post, I've been doing pick-up raids for the past two weeks and am only a couple more kills away from getting my EP flag. I don't think I (or anyone else) should have access to EP until they've done all the flag stuff. Yes, it's not easy. Yes, it's a PITA. If it weren't, it would not be nearly as rewarding once I've gotten there.
RE: g
# Nov 30 2004 at 8:27 PM Rating: Default
And the fact that PoP was released and bought ..where half or more of the BUYERS will not see 40% of the content ...and was never told that before they bought it. This is a game ..and not saying we all shouldf be entitled to everything that some people with no other concerns in life , but this game, can. But oipeneing up at least some of the elementals would not "bring down the game "
RE: g
# Dec 17 2005 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
Whatever. People expect the content to be locked. That was the nature of the Expansion. As others have said, there are zones in Velious, Luclin and maybe even Kunark that I don't have access to and I don't whine about it.

I do dislike the constant new releases, because they tend to obsolete older content that is perfectly good, but planar progression is fine.

I never bothered with it before, because Ididn't care if I got to time or I'd like to check it out, so I'm going throughthe process. It's not that hard. Ask on the general channel. i'm sure there are pick upraids on your server.
# Aug 16 2003 at 5:26 PM Rating: Default
quick question for n e 1 who can answer do you need to kill all the gods for acces to elementals or just 1 im still kinda new to the flagging process and trying to learn how it works
Larynx Throatchop
58 Monk
Ayonae Ro
Here we go
# Jan 04 2004 at 3:28 PM Rating: Excellent
This is kind of a check list and I'll put it in order of ease of progression, but you can do them out of order just see the Seer in PoK to fix the flags.
1) PoJustice Trials. Any of them will do the job. Look up that Flag under Mauvin.
2) (Begin the Saryrn run) PoNightmare hedge Maze quest. Acces to PoNb and Teris Thule
3) Kill Teris Thule in PoNb for "PoTorment Access"
4) Kill Grummus for CoDecay access
5) Do the Carpin Cycle for access to CoDb and Bertoxxulous
6) Kill Bertoxxulous
7) Kill the Keeper of Sorrows in PoTorment
8) Kill Saryrn to finish the Saryrn cycle.

Total of 5 AA giving Flags from that run.
These are required for both Solusek Ro's Tower and Elementals access.

9) Do Askr's Giant bits quest in BoT to get BoT access
10) Get to and kill Agnarr in BoT to 'Free Karana'. You may need to key the Ring of Tordan quest to get Tower access and then the Agnarr key also (forgot what it was called) to reach him. Only 1 Ring per group is needed for Tower access to get the bits to make the Agnarr key. One key is needed to enter for the raid.
11) Kill the Manaetic Behemoth in PoInnovation for Tactics Access. Required for PoTactics. To reach MB you need a factory key but only need 1 for everyone to enter. Gotten from Xanamech killing quest (PoI Dragon)
12) Kill Rallos Zek the Warlord (final Rallos) in his 'ring' type event.
These will get you Elemental plane Access minus Sol Ro's Tower and Fire (gotten only after killing 5 mini-bosses in SRT and Sol Ro himself)
To reach Sol Ro's Tower you need a few more dead Gods.
13) Begin doing the HoHonor Trials: Crazed Norrathians (Virgins *nod*)
14) HoH Trial: Save the Villagers
15) Kill Rydda Dar. He is the hard part. When all 3 trials are done you have access to HoHb
16) Kill vallon Zek
17) Kill Tallon Zek
18) Kill Lord Mithaniel Marr in HoHb.

There is a more in depth write up that explains a few details. Linkedsame page are related quests to get the details of key's and quested Flag access.
Keonka the Mangler of Drenden
Kager Ironveins Paladin of Arathor
Decimator Buddercup Voxslayer of MT/Emarr
Master Aeldwan the Coercer of MT/Emarr
Skuffal Skugbref of Chaos Wastes
Glance and Raene, Defiants of Harrow
"Doing the improbable daily to make the impossible seem easy"
# Aug 10 2003 at 7:59 PM Rating: Excellent
The entrance into the plane of time is right next to POW... So no its not a clicky effect off Talisman to enter Plane of Time and to enter Plane of time you must kill Coirnav( from plane of water) Rathe ( from POE) Fennin ro ( POF) Xegony ( from plane of air) and i could assure you that talismen is NOT key u need 1 essence from each of the planes for it.. for Plane of time you need a flag from each boss
Access to the Elemental Planes
# Jul 06 2003 at 2:54 AM Rating: Default
Do I need to have gotten flagged via the Behemoth to get access to the elemental planes, or will the key to tactics (via the Diaku Medallions) suffice?

Sumta, Cleric 64
Children of the Phoenix
Tunare Server
RE: Access to the Elemental Planes
# Jul 28 2003 at 12:38 PM Rating: Good
You need all the previous flags for progression through the planes. Quested flags are for XP only, IE you have to have Hailed each projection after the kill.

Marauder Gregion Denoche
Deceiver of SolRo

Edited, Mon Jul 28 13:32:04 2003
clcokwork talsiman?
# Dec 05 2002 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
Hmmmm the 3rd upgrade to teh clcokwork talisman requires 1 elemntal essence from each plane to be combiend with it in the small parts box? could they be linked?
RE: clcokwork talsiman?
# May 22 2005 at 4:00 AM Rating: Decent
not linked the items for that quest drop off any mob the one for access to time is only off main boss mob and everyone gets.
RE: clcokwork talsiman?
# Mar 21 2003 at 3:20 AM Rating: Default
14 posts
From what all my friends that are in the elemental planes now tell me...

YOu have to kill the boss of earth, air and water to get a flag from each this should lead up to getting into the Plane of Time. Altho no one to date as even been able to get to the boiss of earth as that is the 2nd hardest zone zone to man (1st being time prolly) the proc on the clock is a gate to PoK VERY usefull item for anyone who is not a dru/wiz. This info is scetchy as no one really knows exactly what you need to get to time or what the story line is this is just some scrufed up info i have gathered from many friends on Brell.

61st Druid of Brell
RE: clcokwork talsiman?
# Feb 27 2003 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
RE: clcokwork talsiman?
# Dec 05 2002 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
The talisman itself is a clock....a machine. The gnome rogue that gives you the blue prints for very well could've been the schmatic(sp?) for the above mentioned machine. Perhaps the talisman is the key to the plane of time? That is, it may have a click effect that takes you into the plane of time before Zebuxoruk was will be interesting to see how this plays out in the story line.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 05 2002 at 12:53 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) sounds to me like we know who's gonna be hanging out in the plane of time...
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