Magician Epic 1.5: Staff of Elemental Essence  

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Maximum Level:125
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: Mon Sep 27 02:58:55 2004
Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023
If you have an Orb of Mastery (epic 1.0) or have done the pre-quest, find Bantil Io`Tuv on the fourth floor of the library in the Plane of Knowledge at +115, +995, +95.

Pre-Lootable items
[ ] Akheva: Journal of Magus Tvish
[ ] Howling Stones: Book of Bindings and Incantations
[ ] The Deep: Codex of Ice and Ether
[ ] Plane of Storms: Hydrolyzed Ether
[ ] Plane of Valor: Metallic Liquid
[ ] Ferubi: Heavy Water
[ ] Western Wastes: Ice Burrower Meat x 4

Staff of Elemental Essence, Magician Epic 1.5 checklist

[ ] Epic 1.0 or 1.5 Pre-Quest done

[ ] Plane of Knowledge (PoK): Hail Bantil Io'Tuv follow dialog receive Tattered Note
[ ] Akheva Ruins: Find Danvi's Corpse loot (/open) Journal of Magus Tvish
[ ] PoK: Give Bantil Io'Tuv - Journal of Magus Tvish follow dialog
[ ] Western Wastes: Say 'Violet Roses' to a Lost Tomekeeper receive Tome of Primal Fires
[ ] PoK: Give Bantil Io'Tuv - Tome of Primal Fires follow dialog
[ ] Howling Stones: Pickup Book of Bindings and Incantations
[ ] The Deep: Kill Grigor Rojha loot Codex of Ice and Ether
[ ] PoK: Give Bantil Io'Tuv - Book and Codex
[ ] Commonlands: Target Jahsohn Ak`sot say 'Bantil sent me'
[ ] Butcherblock Mountains: Target Walnan say 'Bantil sent me'
[ ] Najena: Target Akksstaff say 'Bantil sent me' to spawn Akksstaff's Minion
[ ] Kill Akksstaff's Minion several Host of Akksstaff will spawn during the fight
[ ] Target Akksstaff say 'Tell me of his demise' receive Sentience of Elements
[ ] PoK: Give Bantil Io'Tuv - Sentience of Elements follow dialog

The Essences may be completed in any order

Elemental Essence of Air:
[ ] Plane of Tranquility (PoTranq): Target Sarhya the Dawnbreeze say 'Tell me of the elemental essences'
[ ] Nobles' Causeway: Kill Elemental Essence of Air loot Elemental Essence of Air

Elemental Essence of Earth:
[ ] PoTranq: Target Taq`aal Emeraldshard say 'Tell me of the elemental essences'
[ ] Mons Letalis: Kill Elemental Essence of Earth loot Elemental Essence of Earth

Elemental Essence of Fire:
[ ] PoTranq: Target Miak the Searedsoul say 'Tell me of the elemental essences'
[ ] Plane of Tactics: Hail Gnaap Guinders follow dialog receive Note from Gnaap
[ ] Kill various Diaku loot Diaku Forged Maul
[ ] PoTranq: Give Bor Warhammer - Note from Gnaap and Diaku Forged Maul receive Reinforced Flask
[ ] Plane of Storms: Kill various mobs loot Hydrolyzed Ether
[ ] Plane of Valor: Kill various mobs loot Metallic Liquid
[ ] Ferubi: Kill turtles loot Heavy Water
[ ] Brewing: Combine (trivial <=130) Ether, Liquid, Water, Flask receive Corrosive Solution
[ ] Plane of Tactics: Give Gnaap Guinders - Corrosive Solution say 'ready' to spawn Elemental Essence of Fire
[ ] Kill Elemental Essence of Fire loot Elemental Essence of Fire

Elemental Essence of Water:
[ ] PoTranq: Target Jurmak the Undertow say 'Tell me of the elemental essences'
[ ] Cobalt Scar: Hail High Priest Margle follow dialog
[ ] Western Wastes: Kill an ice burrower loot Ice Burrower Meat x 4
[ ] Cobalt Scar: Give High Priest Margle - Ice Burrower Meat x 4 spawning Tiknonmanin
[ ] Kill Tiknonmanin loot Elemental Essence of Water

Staff of Elemental Essence:
[ ] PoK: Give Bantil Io`Tuv - four Elemental Essences receive Staff of Elemental Essence
[ ] Optional: Say 'further' to start Epic 2.0

You say, 'Hail, Bantil Io`Tuv'

Bantil Io`Tuv says 'Greetings. I see you have followed the path of Magi'Kot, quite some time ago he was my teacher. I was sad to hear of his fate. He was a great man, he understood the elements in a manner that few have before him. I was glad to hear that his legacy lived past his demise, and I am happy to meet someone that has followed in his [footsteps].'

You say, 'His footsteps?'

Bantil Io`Tuv says 'Magi'Kot strove to push the limits of knowledge, however few know that he was more of a researcher than an innovator. His strongest attribute was the ability to gather knowledge and derive patterns and trends from the teachings of summoners before him. Since his untimely death, I have learned the [source of his research] on elemental mastery.'

You say, 'What is the source of his research?'

Bantil Io`Tuv says 'There have been elemental masters for as long as there has been magic. There are many great magicians whose names have been lost to history. I recently learned that Magi'Kot gained access to some of these ancient teachings. This is how he learned the path to elemental mastery. His other disciples and myself thought this knowledge was gone forever, until we learned that the original tomes were stored here, in the [Great Library].'

You say, 'Great Library?'

Bantil Io`Tuv says 'There is little that has ever been written that has not, or will not, sit on the shelves here. Sadly, when I finally managed to make it here, the tomes were missing. No one seemed to know where they have gone or why. I have been searching for clues telling of where these tomes vanished to, and finally, the [pieces] are starting to come together.'

You say, 'What pieces?'

Bantil Io`Tuv says 'I am hesitant to use the word conspiracy, however the more I find, the more that seems to be the best choice. I found this note while searching for the tomes. I suspect it may lead you to finding the first of the missing tomes, sadly I do not recognize the language.'

Bantil gives you a Tattered Note (identifies as "Parts of the note are torn"), with a transliteration of Akhevan written in Common Tongue. It reads:

Ans dutenus ial di xetanus. Ans vaeus xaui xau.


This roughly translates as "The enemy is/are (what?) blasphemy. The shadows {female} I. - Danvi." (Help much appreciated with translating this from Akhevan.)


Danvi's Corpse is located in the northeastern corner of Akheva Ruins. Like all containers, you must be free of aggro before you /open it to get the Journal of Magus Tvish inside. There are multiple ways to get there, either get someone to train the entire zone and all the traps away, or fight there with a group (or duo/trio if you are powerful enough).

Bring the book back to Bantil, and hand it to him.

Bantil Io`Tuv focuses for a minute, his hands glow with power. He then blows softly and the shadows melt from the Tome. As he opens it a small note falls to the floor. What is this? it appears to be some sort of correspondence. Hmm, interesting, it seems the next tome was given to a gnome, he set sail somewhere, but has not been heard from in quite some time. You will have to find him, he was supposed to wait for [Danvi] so he could take the tome.

You say, 'Danvi?'

Bantil Io`Tuv says, 'Danvi is supposed to identify herself with the password "Violet Roses", when you find this gnome tell him the pass phrase and he should give you the book.'

The Lost Tomekeeper is on the Gnome boat in Western Wastes at +4475, +1875, -306.

You say, 'Violet Roses.'

a Lost Tomekeeper says, 'Oh? Yes. The tunips blow clockwise, or something or other. Here you go. Stay diligent. The enemy may be anyone.'

He will hand you a Tome of Primal Fires (identifies as "The book is hot to the touch"). Return it to Bantil.

Bantil lo`Tuv quickly thumbs through the book. You can see the excitement growing on his face. 'This is incredible. I can see why Magi'Kot was able to learn so much from these tomes. There are just three more that we need to find, and we will be able to [ascend beyond] Magi'Kot's greatest dreams.'

You say, 'Ascend beyond?'

Bantil lo`Tuv says, 'Oh my! Where has my mind been? I haven't even told you what these tomes are capable of. As you can see, I have mastered the orb as well. I have long suspected that this is not the pinnacle of elemental power, these [two books] prove it beyond any doubt. With the power present in the orb, the teachings I learned from Magi'Kot, and the knowledge from the tomes, I suspect we should be able to figure out how to reach the next level. Magi'Kot would be so proud!'

You say, 'Which two books?'

Bantil lo`Tuv says, 'Oh! I am sorry, I get so excited sometimes. Yes, the next two books. I've found some information alluding to their whereabouts. The first was hidden in another great library, somewhere across the "Frightened Abyss". Whatever that means. The second is in the protection of someone studying the mental effects of horror.'

The great library is in Chararsis, and the other is in the Deep.


The book in Charasis is deep in the East Wing of the zone. First, if you don't have a key to Charasis, you must get one. Once you get into Charasis, there are a few ways to the East Wing.

The easiest, if you can pull it off, is to levitate over the fake stairwell straight to the East Wing door. This can be very hard if you don't know how to do it. I managed to do it by hitting F10 to turn off my UI, and went to full-screen mode instead of windowed. That raised my FPS enough to levitate over. I also had Spirit of Wolf on. If you can't manage that, you can try and get a rogue to let you into the South Wing, which leads to the East. Failing that, the third method is to fight through the entire zone collecting all the keys to open all the doors yourself.

Once you get to the room in the east wing shaped like a sideways H, the book is a spawn on the southeast table in that room at +70, -615. It is the Book of Bindings and Incantations (identifies as "You don't understand most of the concepts inside").

The Deep

The second book is in The Deep, in the possession of Grigor Rojha, an Erudite. He is at the Ssraeshza zone-line, past the Thought Horror Overfiend. You will need a group to plow to him, or a couple friends if you are well geared enough. From beating him you will earn the Codex of Ice and Ether (identifies as "Chapter 1: Why Ice and Ether?").

Bring these two books back to Bantil. After returning the first book, he says:

Bantil lo 'Tuv says 'Ahh great, thank you. There are some interesting notes in these books. I suspect soon we should be able to find who is responsible for the disappearance in the first place.

And after the second:

Bantil Io`Tuv says 'Oh my. Oh this is most disturbing news. It appears that one of Magi'Kot's apprentices was responsible for the theft of these books. This may not be the end of the story. Magi'Kot had four apprentices. Jahson Aksot, Akksstaff, Walnan and myself. There are notes in some of these letters that no one but one of his apprentices could have known. Speak to the others please, but be discreet, I sense something much larger at work here, return to me with anything you find.'

The Apprentices

You can visit Aksot and Walnan in either order, but be prepared to fight Akksstaff if you hail him third.

Aksot is in the Commonlands and can be found wandering the southern path. You can ask him about Walnan, and he will say that she was apprenticed to a very powerful mage, and after the apprenticeship, she wanted to teach the art to others, even those who knew nothing of the art, after which he only says to seek her out and wishes you luck.

You say, 'Hail, Jahsohn Aksot'

Jahsohn Aksot says 'Greetings, ______.

You say, 'Bantil sent me.'

Jahsohn Aksot says 'You are working with Bantil? I hope you had some luck finding the books. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you. Bantil is a friend, despite his gnomish heritage.'

Walnan is in Butcherblock Mountains (/loc?).

You say, 'Hail, Walnan'

Walnan says 'Hallo ______! I am Walnan, elementalist, summoner, wanderer, and sometimes teacher. Might you be a elementalist in search of the truth?

You say, 'Bantil sent me.'

Walnan says 'How is good old Bantil doing? I'm afraid I don't have any information for you, but if I hear anything I'll be sure to tell you.'

After hailing one of them, the other one will give you this line, or something like it, on the end of his/her speech:

'Oh, you may want to speak to Akksstaff again, he and Bantil never quite saw eye to eye, you may want to ask him about Bantil again.'

Next, you must visit Akksstaff. Bring a group for this, and an enchanter is very helpful to AE Mez the Host of the Elements you'll have to fight.

You say, 'Bantil sent me.'

Akksstaff says 'My, you are persistant aren't you? Well you have found more trouble than you expected, now haven't you? Prepare to witness the true power of a master of the elements!'

He will spawn an Akksstaff's Minion, who around 80% will spawn 9 Host of Akksstaff, one by one.

After defeating them all, talk to Akksstaff again.

Akksstaff says 'How is this possible? I cannot be defeated. Spare my life and I will tell you the truth of Magi'kot's [demise].'

You say, 'Tell me of his demise.'

Akksstaff grins. 'I am the last Council Member of the Order of the Elemental Shadows. For Centuries, we protected the true secrets behind elemental mastery, but our sect dies here with me. I chose to sit at Magi'kot's side and watch his progress, he showed more promise than anyone since Tvish. When I learned he was to receive the Orb of Mastery, I sabotaged his spell. The flaw was not his, but now people have succeeded where he failed. It doesn't matter, even with the power of the Orb and the knowledge in these tomes, Bantil will never unlock the full power of elemental mastery. You are only helping him to meet the same fate as Magi'Kot.' He then hands you the book and fades into the shadows.

He gives you a book titled Sentience of Elements (identifies as "An Elemental How-To").

I had a problem where he didn't say the first line when I hailed him, but telling him "demise" got me the book. So if you don't get that text, try to skip to the end of the conversation.

Bring the Sentience of Elements back to Bantil.

Bantil Io`Tuv says 'Akksstaff was responsible for our teacher's death? That is truly sad news. I knew he was devious, but I never suspected this type of betrayal.' Bantil takes a deep breath as he regains his composure, and he starts to browse through the book. 'This is truly amazing. I don't think Magi'Kot ever had access to this... No, of course he didn't. He never would have believed the Orb of Mastery was the pinnacle of [power] if that was the case.'

You say, 'Power?'

Bantil Io`Tuv says 'It seems that the Master of Elements is both the key and the lock before the next level of understanding. He is an amalgam of four equally powerful elemental beings. The essence from these four elementals will serve as the catalyst for ascension beyond the power of the Orb. Sadly, the texts tell nothing of the location of these four creatures, but I suspect that the gatekeepers to the elemental planes may be able to help us locate them. If you can, please head to Tranquility and ask the guardians of the Elemental planes about the Elemental Essences.'

The last part of this quest is to go find the four Elemental Essences that Bantil speaks off. Talk to the guardians of the Elemental Planes in Plane of Tranquility for clues on where they're located.

The four elements can be done in any order.


Head to the entrance to the Plane of Water.

You say, 'Hail, Jurmak the Undertow'

Jurmak the Undertow says, 'The Elders say that you are now allowed to enter the Plane of Water. I shall allow you to enter, but I will not be responsible for whatever fate may befall you upon entry to this greater elemental plane.'

You say, 'Tell me of the elemental essences.'

Jurmak the Undertow says 'Oh? The Elemental Essence of water? That is what you mean, yes? Consider yourself fortunate, I know the location of the Essence. It has spent quite some time living as a minor god to the othmir.'

Head to Cobalt Scar and talk to High Priest Margle, an Othmir, at -830, -490, 79. He's not on Othmir faction, but all of the other Othmir are, so it helps to not be KoS to Othmir.

You say, 'Hail, High Priest Margle'

High Priest Margle says 'Hello! I am the High Priest for the little village. I am in charge of communicating with our [Water God], Tiknonmanin.'

You say, 'Water God?'

High Priest Margle says 'Tiknonmanin is our one true god. He protects us when we need, and we give him tithing of fish and whatever else we find in the waters. I am the only one allowed to call him, but there are many who ask me to call him so they can give him their reverence. From time to time, someone comes to challenge him in combat. He is very confident in his power, especially this close to the water, so he allows anyone who wishes to [challenge] him.'

You say, 'I will challenge him.'

High Priest Margle says 'Well it has been some time. I guess I could allow a challenge, but you'll need to do something for me first. We've been having a tough time catching enough fish of late, and our bait supplies are running low. Bring us the meat from four ice burrowers. I'll call Tiknonmanin for you when you return.'

Go to Western Wastes and kill Ice Burrowers until you get 4 Ice Burrower Meats. Return to Margle with them, and be prepared to fight Tiknonmanin. He's located underwater, north of the Othmir camps (location 515, 170, -44). He's the easiest of the four elemental bosses, but still not a pushover, with his AE stun.

You receive the Elemental Essence of Water (identifies as "Almost too cold to hold") from killing him.


Head to the Plane of Fire entrance (/loc?).

You say, 'Hail, Miak the Searedsoul'

Miak the Searedsoul says, 'Greetings again. I sense that you have the correct path for the portal to the Plane of Fire. If you simply touch the portal, I will channel it to open to the location in your mind.'

You say, 'Tell me of the elemental essences.'

Miak the Searedsoul says 'Ahh the eternal search for knowledge, both bane and blessing to mortals. So, you seek the Elemental Essence of Fire? I have heard very little of it in many years, although, come to think of it, I have heard rumors of a powerful elemental trapped in the personal forge of Tagrin. I suspect that might be a good place to begin your search at the very least, but you'll need to find someone there willing to speak with you. Good luck seeker.'

Tagrin's forge is in Plane of Tactics (Drunder, Fortress of Zek), in the northwest corner of the zone (/loc?). You can invis to there if you are very careful and very lucky, otherwise either plow there or train to there. Once there, speak to Gnaap Guinders.

I did this part by training to him with the words "break targin steel" in my chatbox ready to hit enter. I managed to get the words off before dying a horrible death. Be sure nobody's in your way if you try that option. Since it's in Planes of Power, you just have to wait 30 minutes for the Graveyard to kick in to recover your corpse.

You say, 'Hail, Gnaap Guinders'

Gnaap Guinders says 'Ugh. It's dreadfully hot in here. It's been extra hot since Tagrin [upgraded] his forge.'

You say, 'Upgraded?'

Gnaap Guinders says 'Oh! Curious are you? Well I'm not going to tell you unless you get me out of here! And don't think you can just break my chains with some heavy weapons or some fancy hocus-pocus! It's going to take more than that to [break Tagrin's steel].'

You say, 'What does it take to break Tagrin's steel?'

Gnaap Guinders says 'If I knew that do you think I'd be here still? I thought you'd at least be half as smart as you look! Well, I have a friend that may be able to help us. Have you ever met Bor Wharhammer? Well if you have, good, go to him. If you haven't, find him. Bring him a hammer made by Tagrin so he can see what he's working with. He's really good at breaking stuff. Bring him this note as well, so he knows I sent you.'

He gives you a Note from Gnapp (identifies as "From: Gnapp Guinders, To: Bor Wharhammer"). Take that and a Diaku Forged Maul (identifies as "Forged by Tagrin Maldric") to Bor Warhammer in Plane of Tranquility. Diaku will show the Maul if they have it equipped, it looks like a big square hammer.

When you bring these two items to Bor:

Bor Wharhammer says 'Eh? I see ol' Gnaap 'as gotten' 'imself in'o a pickle again. Well le's see. I figu'e tha'ye need a good solven'. Ye'll need t'fin yer'self some metallic liquid, 'at'll make a fine suspension. Then fin' yerself some'un good wit' a brew barrel. Have'em mix tha' wit' sum 'ydro-lize'd ether, an' sum 'evy water.'

He gives you a Reinforced Flask (identifies as "It doesn't seem especially sturdy").

The three items you need to find are: Metallic Liquid (identifies as "Blood of Valor"), Hydrolyzed Ether (identifies as "Ether with a hydrogen at every third strand"), and Heavy Water (identifies as "It looks like water, but feels a little heavier"). The Metallic Liquid is off any crystalline monster in the northern desert of Plane of Valor, the Hydrolyzed Ether is off of frogs in Plane of Storms, and the Heavy Water is off of turtles (a corrupted turpeta) in Ferubi. The first two are droppable so you can buy in Bazaar, but the Ferubi part is NO TRADE so you must get it yourself.

Combine the Metallic Liquid, Hydrolyzed Ether, Heavy Water, and the Reinforced Flask in a Brew Barrel. It's a Brewing combine that you can fail, so have a brewing skill over 100 to make it trivial. If you combine it successfully, the result is a Corrosive Solution (identifies as "It smells pretty rancid").

Return to Gnapp and give him the the Corrosive Solution to Gnapp Guinders. Be sure to have your friends along for this, as it spawns the boss, and if you lose, you have to re-farm all the parts!

Gnaap will move to Tagrin's room and spawn the elemental. The elemental will be unkillable until it moves to its final spot. There's a spot in the lava tunnel where it's air instead of lava, he will stop there and be rooted. Once he gets there, kill him.

The Fire boss will require a few groups. Beat him to get the Elemental Essence of Fire (identifies as "It is almost too hot to handle"). A chest may spawn with additional loot.


Head to the Plane of Earth entrance (/loc?).

You say, 'Hail, Taq`aal Emeraldshard'

Taq`aal Emeraldshard says, 'Ahh I see you have been quite busy! Many are speaking of the deeds of you and your compatriots. You have earned the trust of the Elders. You may now pass into the Plane of Earth.'

You say, 'Tell me of the elemental essences.'

Taq`aal Emeraldshard says 'The Essence of Earth? Indeed, I know much of it. It was captured long ago by a great geomancer. He used it to assist him in harnessing and manipulating the power of earth and stone. At last word the geomancer did something to incur the wrath of a god, and he has lost much of his power. I would find where his strength was last at its greatest, and begin my search there.'

The Essence of Earth can be found in Mons Letalis. You spawn him by zoning into Letalis while being on this step of the quest. Once someone kills him, he won't respawn again for a while (2 hours most likely). He will require a few groups to defeat. Beat him to get the Elemental Essence of Earth (identifies as "It looks a whole lot like dirt"). A chest may spawn with additional loot.


Head to the entrance of the Plane of Air, just west of zone-in, up the hill.

You say, 'Hail, Sarhya the Dawnbreeze'

Sarhya the Dawnbreeze says, 'It appears that you are ready to travel into the Elemental Planes. Beware many of the gods there have set up wards to protect them against assaults. Most I cannot speak about; however I do have information on the Circle of Protection that guards Xegony, in her [Plane of Air].'

You say, 'Tell me of the elemental essences.'

Sarhya the Dawnbreeze says 'You seek the elemental essences? It has been a very long time since I've heard them spoke of. I am afraid I cannot be of much help, except to tell you it often enjoys to whistle through valleys and canyons. I fear it may not even reside in this realm any longer.'

Head to Nobles' Causeway. There are several spots in the zone where you can trigger this event. For your causeway mapfile:

P 1097.7072, 1732.4520, 250.2612, 240, 0, 0, 3, Essence_of_Air_Spawn_trigger
P 920.0482, 136.3843, 250.2612, 240, 0, 0, 3, TRIGGER_N136_N920
P 987.4615, 790.4484, 313.0348, 240, 0, 0, 3, TRIGGER_N790_N987
P 1412.3616, 7.6293, 250.1798, 240, 0, 0, 3, TRIGGER_Neg_8_P1412

If you trigger it, you will see:

You hear the wind whistling around your head, and see a strange windswept trail appear before you.

Follow the path that it shows you, and it will lead you to the Elemental Essence of Air. He is the hardest of the four Elementals. Beat him to get the Elemental Essence of Air (identifies as "It seems to float on a small breeze"). A chest may spawn with additional loot.

Complete your Epic 1.5

Give your Elemental Essence of Water, Elemental Essence of Fire, Elemental Essence of Earth, and Elemental Essence of Air to Bantil. He will give you your Staff of Elemental Essence. You also unlock the title "Master Elementalist", and receive 5 Alternate Advancement points.

He will then give the start text for your Epic 2.0.

Bantil Io`Tuv says 'Very well done! You have accomplished more than Magi'Kot could have ever imagined.' He then reads a passage from one of the books. The elemental essences begin to glow and take shape. You are blinded for a moment with a flash of light, when your eyes clear he presents you with an ornate staff. 'You should be honored. You have done what few have even dreamed of. In creating this staff, it has become apparent to me that there is still [further] to go.'

You say, 'further'

Bantil Io`Tuv says 'Yes, this item represents the peak of elemental power for this realm, but in its creation I was given the gift of a vision. I saw a brief glimpse of the true power of the staff, and the next level of ascension, the next stone in your path resides in Discord. My companion, Iilivina has spent some time studying the nature of magic there. She may be able to help you find what you need, show her your new weapon, hopefully she may have some insight into how this ties into Discord. You are in the midst of a great journey, good travels.'

Need logs of all dialogues (these are transcriptions); names, levels, fight info, /loc, zones of quest mobs; missing quest items; faction hits if any; additional zones; etc.
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A lot can be soloed in-era on TLPs
# Nov 20 2021 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I just finished this quest as a 70 mage, 365 AAs, mostly Time/Txevu gear. Rizlona server, November 2021. I don't run any boxes but most of my guildies do, so they helped out as necessary. Shout out to <Council of the Phoenix>!

I was able to solo my way to Danvi's corpse by alternating between invis running when I could and just blasting mobs whenever traps got me. I had to take a couple short med breaks on the way, but with patience I was able to work my way to the back of Akheva. Similarly, reaching the Lost Tomekeeper in WW was of little difficulty at level 70. I had friends help with the ice burrower meat since even though they con light blue, they still have a ton of HP and wander throughout such a huge zone so a tracker sped up the process.

Two full groups of mediocre-geared boxes were absolute overkill on Grigor. A few well geared toons could do the trick. I got the Charasis book solo by using levitate and run speed 5 to cross the invisible gap, then bulldozed through the gray and green con skeletons. Two full groups were also overkill on Akksstaff's pet.

I pre-looted the hydrolyzed ether in Storms while doing BoT access back during planar progression, purchased the metallic liquid in the bazaar, and solo farmed the Heavy Water. To get past the see invis mobs in Ferubi, just get in the water as low as you can go and hug the wall to avoid their line of sight. The tureptas are in the long horizontal corridor between the giant statues. Ukuns roam the edge of the water, so consider knocking those out first to avoid adds. The room is large enough to fight each mob one at a time. I got my Heavy Water on the third kill, still during the first spawn cycle. In and out in maybe half an hour?

Diaku mobs in Tactics are beefy and hit hard so they consume a lot of mana, but I was able to farm up some mauls for the other main mages in my guild without assistance. Then I used invis to get past all the Diaku all the way down to Gnapp Guinders. I only had to stop along the way to kill a pair of war wraiths individually on the staircase, which have considerably fewer HP than the ogres and see invis. My brewing was already 270+ so the Corrosive Solution combine was trivial.

I soloed Tiknonmanin easily. Pet did most of the work while I was stunned for half of it! He's level 56 and crumples accordingly. For the last three elementals, a few boxing guildies helped zerg rush them with 33+ toons (most wearing group gear, and a few well-geared main raiders) and made short work of each fight.
-Earth fight has 300k HP, highly resistant to magic (read: rely on melee DPS), has a knockback effect so you want to have DMF on and pull it inside the spire building, and hits 1600+ so bring a decent tank.
-Fire fight has 500k HP, casts a damage AE and fear effect, but still went down fast with enough toons piling on it.
-Air fight took the longest since it hits for 1400+, also highly magic resistant, pops out of the fight and swaps in a lot of adds at every 20% intervals, rampages, can't be slowed or mezzed, and casts a DoT/attack slow curse that also increases spell cast time. Still felt really easy after raiding the likes of Tacvi.

I hope this helps any other mages sizing up this quest on TLPs like Aradune or Mischief.
Medya Wyvernslayer <Council of the Phoenix>
Magician, Rizlona TLP
Trigger and fight w. Elemental Essence of Fire in PoTactics
# May 12 2020 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
56 posts
This event has changed likely since Plane of War was introduced, given the zoneline to PoWar is before the spot where the Elemental Essence of Fire was previously fought, thus making the old script impossible.
Instead it works like this (the spoiler above should be updated accordingly).

1. After obtaining the Corrosive Solution (and having made sure to "/say tell me of the elemental essences" to Miak the Searedsoul at the Plane of Fire entrance), move to Gnaap Guinders in the north-west room in PoTactics. Gnaab is a halfling hiding behind some boulders in the big room (loc: +2000, +1150).
2. Depending on the strength of your group you may want to clear roamers and the two guards outside the little room to the north behind Gnaab, as this is where you will be fighting the fire elemental.
3. Give Gnaab the Corrosive Solution and he will ask you to tell him when you are ready.
4. "/say ready" to Gnaab and he walks across the lava towards west, then turns north through the doors into the small room with the big forge and Eriak the (non-kos) ogre. You can ignore Eriak, but a diaku will spawn in the north-west corner of this forge-room that you may want to kill.
5. Once Gnaab arrives and stops in the room, the fire elemental will spawn right next to the forge (loc: +2130, +1260 i.e. the south side of the forge, same side as Eriak).
6. The elemental does not move (is permarooted), so move up to it and whack away. It may take a few seconds before it can be damaged or cast upon.

Hope this helps

Edited, May 12th 2020 10:39pm by Barbasja
MIssing Spawns...
# Oct 25 2019 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Decided to finally get this done; i had skipped it back in the day.

Everything worked great, but for some reason the Earth and Air elementals won't spawn. Any ideas?
# Jun 17 2019 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok i am doing this quest with my 85 mage, so far all with my cleric merc but no outside help.

I have completed the air fight, bit annoying with constant stun and bouncing but all in all not that hard at my level, buffed to 51k, earth was a breeze but the fire one has me stumped.

I did the all the prefarming of items and did the brewing and all, handed it in the the npc who walked in and spawned the elemental, that sits there
and then he is gone i been swimming in lava a lot lately but i could not find the mob, nor any cave, the only thing i get is that i am not allowed to
enter plane of war, i have a petition opened for this one, that i have now closed since the epic is done.
Saw a comment on the mob itself on the site that at least one other mage had engaged him where he spawns, perhaps something has changed in
the zone with the plane of war thing never been in here before so hard to tell.

Had a guildie come down and look around and he could not find the mob/cave either and i summoned my ranger for track but no sign of the mob
i assume though he despawns if not aggroed in a set amount of time.

Tried to tell the NPC that i am ready again but he does not reply, a hail seem to start this part over so i would likely have to farm stuff again.

-- EDIT--
I did end up farming the 3 items again and redid the brewing and such, went to the Gnopp again and handed it in, then told him i was ready and he walked
in and spawned the fire elemental that i then attacked right on the spot, landed AA mala/malo line but fire nukes was no go, used magic and for the first
time in years my mid 70's summoned nuke and the clicky Wintry paradox summoned item, fight took a while but my merc cleric was at 100% most of the time.

Edited, Jun 17th 2019 11:00am by Nexxius

Edited, Jun 17th 2019 11:00am by Nexxius

Edited, Jun 17th 2019 11:02am by Nexxius
Magician 1.5 checklist
# Apr 24 2019 at 7:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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# Aug 03 2015 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
If you do a part of it does it redo where you have to start from where the task was at?
The exact location in Causeway
# Jun 05 2015 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Can someone please tell the these exact location to make him spawn, Im not to good using the /loc ingame but I did run through the hole zone and still he did not spawn
Fire essence dies behind new zone line to PoWar
# Apr 13 2014 at 6:36 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
as a word of caution

the fire elemental will path to behind the new zone line for the new plane of war and dies there when u engage ur pet on it .. you won't be able to loot due to being kicked by for not being attuned to powar wich means if u even were you would end up zoning over anyways ..

all can do atm is /petition when u kill him and hope for the best
Fire essence dies behind new zone line to PoWar
# Jun 28 2014 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
I had no problem getting the Elemental Essence of Fire. The elemental stayed in the room with Tagrin and did not path.
High Priest Margle
# Aug 18 2013 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
High Priest Margle is on the beach, South of the map, a bit to the East, location approximately -830, -490, 79.
Level 60
# Jul 15 2012 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
Was able to start and finish at level 60.
Turtle! ( Ferubi )
# Jun 03 2011 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
If you look at the map there is a hallway that goes strait left and right ( east and west ) that is where the turtles are for the Heavy water... Enjoy :)
# Feb 28 2011 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
just finished this last night with the help of a 90 mage 90 chanter 90 druid all with mercs now onto the 2.0 btw i weas 78 lol
make sure you say "ready"
# Feb 14 2011 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
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a few things are left out about this epic. first of all, when approaching Sarhya the dawnbreeze, you will receive text saying he is ignoring you. talk to him anyway. don't hail him, just say elemental essence and he will begin the dialog.

Second - on plane of tactics. people around me were killing and i didn't see any text after giving him the corrosive solution. you have to tell him you are ready before he will spawn the fire elemental.

third-- whatever you do, don't kill the quest npc's. when i couldn't get the fire elemental to spawn, a member of our group went on a killing spree and killed him along with all the people around him. I disbanded immediately in case of a faction hit. however, he is on a 12 hour spawn timer so when a gm came to help me spawn the elemental, we couldn't continue because he was dead.

so make it clear to your friends -- DON"T KILL HIM or any other npcs, don't allow anyone to ruin your faction and because you don't know what faction you may need later. I refuse to group with people who insist on messing up the faction of the whole group. they can ruin their own on their time-- but not mine.

all in all, the hardest one was in nobles' causeway -- element of air -- and the rest were overkill.

i am very grateful t everyone who helped me with mydera's epic and am looking forward to her 2.0.
Success comes when preparation meets opportunity -- and EQ is no exception.
Gnaap Guinders
# Feb 03 2011 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Location of Gnaap Guinders Is Pos 2011 pos 1149 Neg 330 hes sitting in the rock pile
loc walnan
# Jan 28 2011 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
found her in the nw corner of map standing on hillside
Halls of Honour not involved
# Jul 06 2010 at 11:07 PM Rating: Good
133 posts
The Halls of Honour are noted as being involved in this quest. While that zone is relavent to the Mage 2.0, no part of the Mage 1.5 takes place there.
Time to Complete
# Apr 20 2010 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
How long will it take to get this for a 65 mage with 77aa's and boxing an 85 ranger with 600+ aas?
Time to Complete
# Jul 02 2010 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
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# Mar 23 2010 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
Air elemental was definatly the hardest fight, the second wave was brutal because of the stuns and spinning up in the air, my pets made the difference. Duo'd the entire 1.5 in 2 days. 85 sk 1200aa and 70 mage zero aa's. a ranger helped track a few mobs, western wastes for one. The Fire elemental part was tricky, the pocket of air is actually in the lava tunnel UNDER the lava along the bottom of the river. Water elemental was a joke fight, he went down with just my harm touch pretty much.

Earth was tricky as well, before i could loot the piece, he actually Respawned on top of me (a second elemental), so after i killed this one, ANOTHER i just engaged and jumped off the southern cliff and fought the 3rd earth elemental on the slopes of the cliff under the platform. Mage died during the spawning of the second kill. i had to run him back to the zone, then i was able to summon his corpse and merc rez to loot the 3rd elemental corpse. a 4th elemental was up top camping the corpses of the first 2 elementals, these were not possible to loot because i tried. Elemental saw through invis and can't loot while engaged in fight. so that part sucked but it was do'able.

Air elemental will spawn in the southeasten corner in a dome, the dome is surrounded by a lot of mobs, kill what you can and fight the elemental not in the valley below but up top, north of the dome on the right side. right side if you are facing the dome. this was the best place. have a damn good tank that can hold aggro on about 6 mobs, i didn't count the waves, but seems like 6 mobs per wave after the second wave. second wave was the hardest.

Neg 1732.4520 Neg 1097.7072, Essence_of_Air_Spawn_trigger_(be_invis)_stand_here_for_15_sec_to_spawn_it_
Neg 136.3843 Neg 920.0482, TRIGGER_N136_N920
Neg 790.4484 Neg 987.4615, TRIGGER_N790_N987

Above coordinates edited in order to use the /Loc in-game command. Mapfiend doesn't have an edit'able map so i could not copy paste the triggers, but located the 3 points. you only need one trigger to work and the first one worked for me, trigger by mage makes a gold glowy path leading the the Essence_of_Air_Spawn_Trigger point, and yes, be invised.

On the Akkstaff part, i never got the phrase "'Oh, you may want to speak to Akksstaff again, he and Bantil never quite saw eye to eye, you may want to ask him about Bantil again" but i went to akkstaff anyway, said Demise and got the mob to spawn. oh and the mob died almost instantly to Harm Touch (maxed), so i never saw any of the adds that were supposed to spawn, he died in like 6 seconds.

whew, hope this helps.
# Feb 08 2010 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Woot, completed in 3 days. Lvl 66 mage with 400+ aa's, Tacvi geared. #1 mage in all servers (62-70)
Mage epic 1.5 fight
# Oct 09 2009 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
Did the complete Mage 1.5 epic and prequest within 8 hours with a ranger lvl 85 1877 AA's, 30k hp , 23k mana and SoD raid gear (not a complete set)and a level 78 mage with 219 aa's with no raid gear, 2 healer mercs for the major fights. But other then that job well done! :)

Good luck
# Sep 27 2009 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
59 posts
Never did an epic before, decided to do my Mage's 1.5. Did the pre-quest (Solo at 75), and 1.5 in 2 days. Maybe a total of 14 hours played. Solo'd almost all of it, except the parts that i would obviously need help. Epic clicky is awesome. If you just plan to spend a day or two of doing nothing but your epic, you will have it finished in no time.
# Sep 27 2009 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
59 posts
Never did an epic before, decided to do my Mage's 1.5. Did the pre-quest (Solo at 75), and 1.5 in 2 days. Maybe a total of 14 hours played. Solo'd almost all of it, except the parts that i would obviously need help. Epic clicky is awesome. If you just plan to spend a day or two of doing nothing but your epic, you will have it finished in no time.
# Aug 07 2009 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
o boi this quest seems like its time consuming but eh gotta spend your time in eq doing something worth while apart from dinging/pinging hehe
Walnan And Askot /loc
# Jul 28 2009 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
The locations for Walnan and Askot is posted in Epic 1.0 notes. Although both of them wander. Try NW sections of eaches zone.
Soloing 1.5
# Jul 14 2009 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
Just for some helpful assistance, I soloed/merc duoed all 4 elementals at level 76/77 with between 800-1100 AAs, bazaar SoF/SoD level gear. For all of these fights I had all pet defensive and offensive AAs I could get to this point.

Water is super easy. Soloed no problem.

Earth, no merc, just stayed back out of range of the AE and ran in to cast RS everytime I saw the pet get hit with AE (pet bounces but gets summoned back or runs back quickly). Other than that I had to heal a bit with no merc at this point. I was about level 77/800 AAs at this point.

Fire, used a merc, died first time because I ran out of mana from helping the merc with healing. I got Theft of Essence 3 and went back and this made a huge difference. When summoned nukes land, you get to damage the mob a bit. Good thing is, even when it's resisted, it can proc the ~3000hp heal on your pet. Doing this I didn't have to use my heal spells and sometimes got nukes in with it as well. When it proc'd GoM, I would send in RS.

Air, used a merc, definitely the toughest but I didn't think it was as hard as people made it out to be. I had about 1100 AAs when I did it. Fully buffed a pet in GL (mage buffs + merc buffs only), hit all my pet AAs (frenzied burnout, fortify companion, companion's blessing), suspended pet, waited for AA timers to refresh and ran off to Noble's Causeway. Popped elemental, ran to extended range and cast malo on elemental, pulled him a bit down the path to where only repop would happen and had pet engage. I stayed as far back as possible so when elemental despawns and adds spawn, they don't instant aggro. Gives you a chance to med for a minute, let merc med, let pet heal up, etc. Once I was ready, I sent companion of necessity in and tried to split adds. Sometimes this worked, sometimes it didn't. Overall with my strong pet and AA numbers, I probably didn't need to do this. Anyway, first round of adds were easy. Pet tanked all simultaneously fine, except when occasionally the RS was on one. Used summoned nukes so that pet would get random heal procs with merc healing. Once all adds are down, elemental respawns back down in dome. I would suspend pet (to save buffs times, especially fortify companion...this is CRITICAL), let merc med up to full, med up to full myself. Once we were ready to go, I unsuspended pet, guard, then ran to dome to pull elemental again. By this point, elemental should be at 100% again. THIS IS KEY AS WELL. If elemental has not regened to full, he's gonna summon you and dragorns will slaughter you and your merc. Anyway, rinse and repeat but it's the second set of adds which are hardest because they proc spin/stun. If you can split these, it's best. I was worried about one unaggroed resetting the whole event so after pet killed one, I put him on the one that was split by himself to make sure it was aggroed in time. Usually pet could get through elemental + 2 sets of adds before fortify companion wore off (if you are suspending in between while medding). So I would have to wait a bit for fortify companion to pop. I also used Host of Elements swarm to help off tank whenever they popped and the occasional RS pet as well. I never engaged anything without fortify companion on the pet. After almost an hour, and 5 (or 6?) sets of adds, I finally got elemental down and looted my last piece for epic 1.5. Yes, I could have done this quicker with friends but I intended on just seeing if this was possible since everyone says you need at least a group for this one. I certainly would not try this unless you have a large number of AAs including Theft of Essence, Fortify Companion, and all pet defensive AAs.

Good luck!
Soloing 1.5
# Jul 09 2011 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Nice Post Yamyen.

I used your suggestions for the Air Elemental and it went pretty much as you said. I soloed (with merc) the entire quest and completed it at level 76 with ~1100 AAs.

Thanks for the info!
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