Enchanter Epic 1.5: Oculus of Persuasion  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Epic
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Era:Omens of War
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Thu Sep 23 14:26:38 2004
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
If you have the Staff of the Serpent (enchanter epic 1.0) or have completed the pre-quest, find "a sarnak imitator," a.k.a. Jeb Lumsed, in the Burning Woods at -1200, -4000.

You say, 'Hail, a sarnak imitator'

a sarnak imitator says 'Much time has passed since the creation of the Staff of the Serpent. The power of discord is seeping into our fair world, and only the most powerful of us shall stand to force it back. The time has come for a new tool, and a new breed of enchanter. [Are you prepared] to meet this challenge?'

You say, 'I am prepared.'

a sarnak imitator says 'I have recently received this ancient tome; it contains knowledge that may prove invaluable to the construction of a new staff. Unfortunately, time has had its way with it. I need you to find the missing pages so we can get to work. There should be ten, unless they have been destroyed by time and decay.'

You receive a Tattered Illegible Tome, a 10-slot container. Now you must collect the ten Cryptic Pages (no unique item lore), which are all ground spawns that may be found as follows:

1. In Charasis (Howling Stones) at -135, +245, -165.

2. In Old Sebilis in the Ilis jail at -260, +355, -176 (go down the water tube, turn right, and go into the jail cell near the Echo of Sebilis).

3. In Cazic Thule at +430, -390 (just north of the wizard spire, in a room with lizards and pillars).

4. In Crystal Caverns at -590, -940, -536 (in the queen's room, practically under her).

5. In Skyshrine at +150, +385, +3 (the southwest tower).

6. In Velketor's Labyrinth at +260, -425, +21 (at the first dog tent on the left).

7. In the Crypt of Nadox at +785, +1745, -82 (near the broodmother).

8. In Najena at -160, -120, -19 (near Rathyl in the basement).

9. In Fungus Grove at +1135, +1275 (in the Lucid Shard camp in the Shik`Nar tunnels).

10. In the Ocean of Tears at +945, +7860, -232 (between three sirens).

If you miss a spawn, the Cryptic Pages respawn every few hours (need a respawn timer on these). Combine the ten pages in the book to craft a Complete Illegible Tome. Bring this back to Jeb.

a sarnak imitator says 'As I suspected, this is something extraordinary. You must go speak to Maelin at once. It has been many moons since I have entered the Plane of Knowledge. He may well have some new information for me. Go at once and tell him I sent you.'

You receive an invisible flag for completing the previous step. Now go to the Plane of Knowledge and speak with Grand Librarian Maelin.

You say, 'Jeb Lumsed sent me.'

Grand Librarian Maelin says 'This is from Jeb, you say? I will set my best researchers on it at once. We have recently made some discoveries that he should be aware of. Here, take this note down to Lobaen, she will retrieve them for you.'

You receive a Note to Lobaen. She's a dryad selling spells elsewhere in the Library at -85, +1060, -60. Give her the note.

Illusionist Lobaen says 'It is not often that I receive a request from Maelin himself. Please, take these and be most careful.'

You receive Sealed Documents. Take these back to Jeb.

a sarnak imitator says 'Interesting indeed. I see that I was not wrong in my instinct to begin this as quickly as possible. I have created a list of the items that you will need to begin the construction of this tool. Mind you, it will not be a simple thing. When you have gathered them all return to me. Would you like a chest to carry them in?'

He gives you a book called Assembling the Staff, which lists the components required. If you say, "I would like a chest," he will give you an Ornate Staff Chest. The text of the book is as follows:

Gold Filigree: This is needed to bind the staff. Last I heard a strange sort of mermaid made off with it. The hand of Marr may cleanse it.

Staff Section: This was shattered by Mayong's rage. I do believe something from his castle may in fact entice the one who holds it into speaking.

Staff Section: A strange scarab scampered off with this piece, seek him in the caves.

Staff Section: This was broken in a mountain pass.

Staff Section: The warcaller claimed this one long ago.

Staff Crown: A misguided siren mistakes it for a crown.

Incandescent Oil: This is needed to anoint the staff. First create a glowing concoction of moonwater, magic, light, and that which glows. Take this glowing concoction and brew it with a greasy sort of oil, oil of a dragon, and some dye.

All-Seeing Eye: You could also call him the eye of Bristlebane.

Gold Filigree

Kill an enticing potameid at -845, +1560 in Natimbi and loot the Sullied Gold Filigree. Take this filigree to Anthone Chapin in the right basement of the Halls of Honor (top of the map), a.k.a. Rydda Dar's basement. Pacify or kill the two guards nearby.

You say, 'Hail, Anthone Chapin'

Anthone Chapin says 'Mithaniel Marr himself has entrusted me with the power to purge taint from the most desecrated of objects.'

Give him the filigree.

Anthone Chapin says 'This filigree now shines from within with the holy light of Marr.'

You receive a Purified Gold Filigree.

Staff Section 1

Go to Mistmoore's Castle. Zone in invisible, and follow the tunnel around to the graveyard. Enter the graveyard and the building within. Fall through the floor at the front of the casket. Go up the ramp or stairs (can't remember which) to a room with four doors. Open the door to your right. It should open and be a fake wall. If it doesn't, it's the wrong door. If it is the correct door, directly to its left is a secret passage. Enter the secret passage and go up and up and up till you get as high as you can in the tower. If you have not seen the lift, you need to look up and click the piece of wood. A fruit called the Taste of Enticement spawns on the table in the same room as the Dark Huntress. It looks like a blue mushroom on the table. Take this fruit and go to the seventh floor of the Tower of Frozen Shadow, a.k.a. Tserrina's floor. If you use the master key, you'll be in a room full of mirrors. Just outside of this room is the Advisor Svartmane, whom you must charm. If you are careful, you can open the door without him aggroing, especially since he does not see invis. Charm him and hand him the fruit.

Advisor Svartmane says 'I can't . . I . . .of course, I do not think that Tserrina has any need for this. I can't imagine that she would miss it at all. Please, take it.'

He will give you the 1st Piece of the Staff. This part is soloable, but has killed many enchanters. Take along a pal for safety and stack runes on yourself.

Staff Section 2

The 2nd Piece of the Staff drops from the yrendan scarab, a rare spawn in the Plane of Justice at approximately -1300, -850.

Staff Section 3

The 3rd Piece of the Staff drops from any named in the Vxed trial.

Staff Section 4

The 4th Piece of the Staff drops off of War Caller Kaavi in the Bloodfields. To get to her area, you jump off the bridge port in area and follow the wall south west. When I went to do her, someone had clearly failed her. She was already targetable. We pulled 2 of her guardians (Sentry of Kaavi), and killed them. They easily mez/slow and are very much overcons. Then we pulled her and two more of her guardians. Mezzed the guardians and killed her. Her aggro is a little awkward but killed her easily enough. I took the same raid force for all major mobs. So we killed this mob with about 19 people. It was easily overkill.

Staff Crown

Faleniel of Darkwater spawns in Sirens Grotto. The easiest method to get to her is to teleport to Cobalt Scar, zone into Sirens Grotto, then evac/succor across the zone. Run to the well invised and drop down into her room. Nothing sees invis. You can get killed if your raid group can't stay invis.

She is perma-rooted, has many easily killed friends who may or may not heal her, and casts two AEs: Ice Rain and Drowning Panic. She can hit for 2k, and is difficult if not impossible to slow. She drops an Ornate Staff Topper. After you loot it, a chest may spawn with additional loot.

Incandescent Oil

Combine Abysmal Moonwater (found on the bottom of the Abysmal Sea at +485, +70), a Vial of Purified Mana, Essence of Sunlight (dropped in various old world zones), and Glow Lichen (foraged in Nektulos Forest) in a brew barrel to craft a Glowing Concoction, < 103 trivial, trivial needed).

Next kill the untrackable "a greasy clockwork" in the Plane of Innovation. From zone-in, turn left and follow the path to the four-way intersection. Turn left and you cannot miss it if it's up. It hits in the 1800's, AE rampages, and has an AE called Blinding Smog. The fight is apparently very similar to the one with the Junk Beast. It drops Glimmering Oil. After you loot the Glimmering Oil, a chest may spawn with additional loot.

Combine Glowing Concoction, Glimmering Oil, Dragon Egg Oil, and Prismatic Dye (not a Vial of Prismatic Dye) in a brew barrel to craft Incandescent Oil (< 103 trivial, trivial needed).

All-Seeing Eye

This is literally the All-Seeing Eye that spawns in the middle of the Plane of Mischief hedge maze. It is not perma-rooted, looks like a giant beholder, and hits for around 2k. Bring a raid force. Slow is difficult but possible to land, while cripple and weakness are more difficult. Strangle landed fine. It has an estimated one million HPs. Has single-target rampage and procs Gaze of the All-Seeing Eye. Once it's dead, loot the All-Seeing Eye. A chest may spawn with additional loot.


Combine the Purified Gold Filigree, 1st-4th Pieces of the Staff, Ornate Staff Topper, Incandescent Oil, and All-Seeing Eye in the Ornate Staff Chest to craft a Latched Ornate Chest. Give this to Jeb.

a sarnak imitator says 'You have done well, my student. The staff is now complete. In order to stand up to the true fury of discord, it will need purifying, but even in this state it shall protect you well.'

You receive the Oculus of Persuasion, a.k.a. Enchanter Epic 1.5 and the title Coercer.
Submitted by: Ashka Darkhope, Woland, Curufinwe
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a useful guide to completing this quest
# Jan 31 2022 at 10:15 AM Rating: Good
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Here is a guide which proved very useful for finding all the ground spawns when in unfamiliar zones:
# Jul 27 2021 at 4:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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After you loot the Glimmering Oil, a chest may spawn with additional loot.

Correction, it does spawn.

On 7/27/21, it dropped Hollowed Bone Plated Mask, https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=32890
Trivials lower
# Jan 31 2020 at 3:32 PM Rating: Good
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Incandescent oil and glowing concoction both have trivials lower than 103.
Trivials lower
# Feb 07 2022 at 11:41 PM Rating: Good
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Glowing Concoction cannot be combined until skill of 100 & is trivial at this level also.
Suspect Incandescent Oil is the same.
Epic 1.5 Title
# Jun 21 2019 at 2:10 PM Rating: Good
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Title earned for this quest is: Coercer
cz has longer then 45 min respawn
# May 26 2016 at 8:49 AM Rating: Excellent
3. In Cazic Thule at +430, -390 (just north of the wizard spire, in a room with lizards and pillars).

takes way longer to respawn then 45 mins, i was there over an hour before i left and got a couple other pages and came back a few hours later and it was on the ground when i came back
# Sep 22 2015 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello all!

Have to edit my whole post due a missunderstanding from me. (Sorry ! Even I have graduated in english, its not my motherlanguage). Try to give a shortcut to the info ...

at Advisor Svartmane: Charm means YOU HAVE TO TAKE HIM AS PET and THEN do the handin .... he will talk as stated in the epic, and gives you the staffpiece!!!!

No mezzing needed.

Edited, Oct 6th 2015 12:57pm by Firecobra
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Glowing Concoction
# Aug 22 2015 at 4:41 AM Rating: Good
Combine Abysmal Moonwater (found on the bottom of the Abysmal Sea at +485, +70), a Vial of Purified Mana, Essence of Sunlight (dropped in various old world zones), and Glow Lichen (foraged in Nektulos Forest) in a brew barrel to craft a Glowing Concoction, < 133 trivial, trivial needed).

Trivial is < 116 since I got the message "You can no longer advance your skill from making this item" with a 116 skill. The actual trivial doesn't show when looking for "Glowing Concoction" in the brew barrel UI.

Same goes for Incandescent Oil, trivial < 116 too.

Edited, Aug 22nd 2015 2:02pm by Drewinette
Not a Bad Epic Quest
# Mar 19 2014 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I've done 6 different 1.5s and this one is probably the easiest yet. As is the case with every 1.5, they all have their bottleneck. For the Enchanter, it would be the ToFS part. If you did your keying, then disregard. But if you didn't, try to find an SK or Necro or Mage who is keyed all the way up. I pulled off all my gear on my baby Enchanter, pulled a train on the first floor, and died after about 5 mins. In the meantime, I finished my keys for my SK and sat him in the hallway just outside of the NPC that is needed to charm. Ran my Chanter back, and then summoned his corpse right outside the room. Charmed mob, bam. Hardest part done. The only other rough part was spawning that scarab. I think it took me 8-10 rounds of PHs. So it could have been worse. But all in all it was a pretty easy epic.
Lobaen Loc
# Mar 24 2013 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
Lobaen Loc: -64, +1078, -60

Edited, Mar 31st 2013 1:45pm by Darkfairy69
CT Spawn fixed
# Jun 27 2012 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
I was having the same problem as Spellwiz also, but with the latest patch they did last night they seemed to have fixed it because I found it in the location given previously on this thread, even though the fix was not listed in the patch updates.
In the same spot
# Jun 25 2012 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
Having the same issue as Spellewiz, no CT page found or message at the coordinates listed. Also, have a petition into EQ for it. Please help!
In the same spot
# Jun 27 2012 at 9:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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adboll wrote:
Having the same issue as Spellewiz, no CT page found or message at the coordinates listed. Also, have a petition into EQ for it. Please help!

I just now got the last page I needed from CT at the round room north of the wizard spire zone-in that has columns and lizards in it.. It wasn't there during the CT transformation, so they must have fixed it during the Game Update this morning. You can't miss it if it's there, a visible bag sitting on the ground near the center.
In the same spot
# Jul 03 2012 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
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For the CT page:

Greetings Gemhoarder,

GM Gallifray here.

Thank you for submitting your petition to Sony Online Entertainment's in-game customer support. I understand that the Cryptic Page is not dropping. This is a known issue that our Dev/QA team is working to correct. While their is no ETA as to when this issue will be corrected, I suggest keeping an eye out on the EQ Forums and future patch notes. We appreciate your patience with this.

I was able to be granted one after much responding and politeness! You sure you got that page lolol Byren?
In the same spot
# Aug 13 2012 at 7:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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I have no reason to lie or deceive you or others here. I also needed that last page to finish my epic on my enchanter and I picked it up when I stated it on my Comment. Since you doubt my veracity, I'll be taking my enchanter back to the spot to locate it now. It's 2012-08-13 05:53 Pacific on Povar server. I'll use my wizard to translocate me to Cazic Thule to save time.

The location is at 428.20, -359.44, 5.30 in Cazic Thule and looks like a little bag on the ground (click on next image if too small to view full-size (only shows small in Post Preview):


Picking it up and depositing in a bag on me:


During the Cazic Thule transformation it was NOT available at this spot. I had to wait until after CT was reverted back to its original theme to see it drop again. I apologize for the delay but I didn't see your message until now.

Additional Information: It also just respawned at 06:49. So about 45 minutes to an hour later it'll pop again.

Edited, Aug 13th 2012 6:51am by Byren
CT Cryptic Page
# May 31 2012 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
I have been unable to find the CT page for several days now and have looked every inch of the zone. I have also looked outside where the old school CT mobs were put after the revamp. I have not seen this so called message about something falling to the ground to pick up killing in the zone. I have not found any recent posts on Sony's forums or here on ZAM. Anyone able to assist with newer information to those enchanters that have completed the quest recently?
4th round of spawns here too
# Feb 03 2010 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
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castle mistmoore loc -231,341,-136 for the "taste of enticement" - for those who like locs - lol
4th round of spawns here too
# Feb 03 2010 at 6:22 AM Rating: Decent
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killed the beetles located at -1303, -877, -26 a total of four rounds - on the fourth cycle the named spawned...
complete Fungus Grove Page loc
# Feb 03 2010 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Correct Fungus Grove page loc is 1135,1275,-479
Cazic Thule Page loc
# Feb 03 2010 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Correct CT page loc is 430, -359, 3
OOT Cryptic Page
# Jul 08 2009 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
spent a couple days trying to get this page I thought it was not spawning any more or the spawn was broken. it does spawn at the LOC listed at +945, +7860, -232 but there is a mob that spawns and picks up the page. I finally cought the other mob(s) up and saw the message "something on ground Brawn pick up" so killed him and waited for the alloted 45+ mins and wala the page spawned. was the last page the cazic thule spawn does appear to be fixed.
# Jun 07 2009 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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This post is to give people an idea as to the difficulty of some of the mobs now that mercenaries are available.

I had the help of one other person playing and had the following group:
75 enchanter 400 AAs (me) with a tank merc
75 rogue 300 AAs with a cleric merc
Boxed 65 mage 170 AAs with cleric merc
All characters wear defiant armor and are not in raiding guilds.

We were able to kill these mobs to finish off my epic:
War Caller Kaavi in the Bloodfields (he was very easy, much more than expected)
Faleniel of Darkwater spawns in Sirens Grotto
a greasy clockwork in the Plane of Innovation
All-Seeing Eye in the Plane of Mischief

The all-seeing eye was by far the hardest and we died a couple times (cleric mercs ran out of mana) but eventually got him. He was very resistant to everything I cast so I chain runed much of the time.
trouble w/ revamp?
# Apr 28 2009 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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i just started this quest and the CT peice is the last piece i need to continue. i have looked in the specfic loc given and i don't see it. as far as i can see the loc is through a wall like 1-2 steps. was wondering if anyone else can find the page in there. please let me know! thanks

i found the coords in CT are +424 and -364 (next to the big pillar in the middle of the room north of wiz spires)

Edited, Apr 30th 2009 8:12pm by nibbleno
trouble w/ revamp?
# Apr 30 2009 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
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ok after 2 days of camping the page i petitioned a GM and he confirmed that the revamp in CT messed with the spawn. so if your looking for this page, petition a GM. tell him what quest you are doing and what item your looking for. it seemed to help that i was standing in the spot that it was supposed to spawn. hope this helps anyone that is having problems with it.
Vexd Trial
# Feb 20 2009 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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would the enchanter have to get the vexd trial for the misguided beludu creque to be up when you enter the instance? or is it just a matter of camping or getting lucky that its already up? because all the trials ive done the misguided beludu creque starts the mission already spawned but this time we got there and it wasn't already up.
Anthone Chapin
# Aug 06 2008 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
This guy is in the NE basement in the 2nd room at loc: -2500,-1850 if he is not up he will pop within a couple of mins. Hail him with invise off and then hand him the filigree. You will then get exp and get a purified gold filigree back.
Another Correction
# Oct 10 2007 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Guess I am gonna be a pain for you admins for a bit. Please update your location and zone for the Taste of Enticement. It now spawns in Lesser Fay, according to your writeup there. Ground spawn at -280, +1295 in the wagon. Confirmed. You no longer need to go into Castle Mistmoore and all the stuff there for the first piece of staff.
Administrator plz change writeup above
# Oct 09 2007 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
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According to your link for OOT Cryptic Page.

New Ground Spawn Loc: Siren Island between 3 sirens, +945.87, +7858, -232.

Please update writeup above.
Administrator plz change writeup above
# Oct 09 2007 at 9:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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BatmanSixtySix wrote:
According to your link for OOT Cryptic Page.

New Ground Spawn Loc: Siren Island between 3 sirens, +945.87, +7858, -232.

Please update writeup above.

Updated, thanks.
OOT Note
# Aug 23 2007 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
Confirmed I looted it today on Aug 23, 2007
Between 3 sirens at loc 943.68 7856.63 -233.45

sirens were indifferent faction and did not attack me
oot ground spawn
# Aug 12 2007 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
the ground spawn has been moved to sirens island loc + 945 + 7858 it's between 3 sirens hope this helps
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