An Epic Augment  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Epic
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Quests:
Era:Depths of Darkhollow
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon Oct 3 18:42:19 2005
Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023
You say, 'Hail, Eric Von Schnelling'

Eric Von Schnelling seems to creak as he moves. He gives off the air of one that has lived well beyond his years but still has shining bright eyes. He smiles at you, 'Welcome to my humble, temporary and spacious residence. Please, make yourself at home. Feel free to drink my wine and eat the candies that have been given to me out of love and friendship by the Master and his many minions.'

You say, 'The Master?'

Eric Von Schnelling says 'Him? He's a good guy. He is the only one that has a clue about what it's like to be me. Sure, he's got a bit of power and a ton of servants, but that's not the point. I have some power too. He has seen eternity and faced it down. The rest here, they pretend that eternity is just tomorrow or the day after. They keep their heads down, that's the only way they can go forward. Chumps.'

You say, 'Power?'

Eric Von Schnelling says 'Ah, power. Now that is a fascinating topic. You're probably not aware that to remain alive as stubbornly as I do requires rather large amounts of power? So much so that I can barely spare any to deal with people that try to kill me. That's ironic, isn't it? Over my long life I've learned some nice ways to get that power. The easiest is just to take the power stored in items. Folks waste a lot of energy building these epic items, precious energy that could be used to help keep me alive. This is a topic that the Master and I have spoken about several times. It's most certainly the reason he holds me in such high regard.'

You say, 'Epic?'

(With 1.5) Eric Von Schnelling says 'You wouldn't be able to understand such things and, well, you have nothing to offer me. I'll tell you what, you gather up a fully powered item that's worthy of the term 'epic' and come talk to me again.'

(With 2.0) Eric Von Schnelling says 'Sure, like that one you have there. I can sense its power. In fact, perhaps we can work out a bargain. I'm here for several reasons, not the least of which is the fascinating conversations. I know that there is a mystical book of great power here called Shadowspine. I also know that it is weaker than it was when it was created. Pages have been, um, exercised from it and lost. These pages hold a power that make my [work] much easier.'

You say, 'What work?'

Eric Von Schnelling says 'I don't know that I'd call it work, exactly. But since I already have . . . Anyway, the process of devouring a powerful item requires a large amount of energy. The net gain is nothing to sneeze at, but it's not as much energy as I'd like. These pages can be used like keys to unlock that power much more easily. Each page is usually dedicated to a style of magic, so they tend to only unlock certain types of power. If you can bring me a page that matches with your epic item then maybe we can work out a [deal].'

You say, 'A deal?'

Eric Von Schnelling says 'Yup, a deal. If you give me a page, I'll use it. If it's the right page for your own epic item, I'll channel a bit of the extra energy I get into your item. That should make it a bit stronger. Either way, though, if you bring me a page I'll certainly use it, it's up to you to have the item in your hand that you want me to make better. You are starting to weary an old man. I get bored talking about work all the time. Is there anything else you'd like to discuss? If not, why don't you start looking for those pages, eh?'

The pages he's looking for are from Tier 2 encounters in the Demi-Plane of Blood:

Invocation of Death's Shadow (melees), dropped from The Performer's chest
Invocation of Eternity (priests), dropped from Roley DeFarge's chest
Invocation of Night (casters), dropped from Tris Wallows III's chest
Invocation of the Last Dawn (hybrids), dropped from Devlin Rochester's chest

Upon handing in the correct page:

Eric Von Schnelling says 'Well, this is exactly what I need. Hang around and watch me work, if you'd like. Keep that epic of yours in your hand and I'll make sure to channel some of my power into it. If you don't have it with in your hand, well that's unfortunate.'

Eric Von Schnelling draws the power out of the page and channels it into the staff in his hands. The staff pulses with power for a moment, then that power is pulled into Eric himself. As the ritual finishes, the once mighty staff is turned to dust that fades away before it even touches the ground.

Eric Von Schnelling says 'Ah, now that was refreshing! Thank you for that, I feel a dozen years younger.'

You receive an invisible (non-removable) augmentation to your epic 2.0. The name of your invisible augmentation corresponds to the name of your epic 2.0:

Bard - Vesagran Shard of the Ancients
Beastlord - Spiritcaller Shard of the Ancients
Berserker - Vengeful Shard of the Ancients
Cleric - Divinity Shard of the Ancients
Druid - Brambles Shard of the Ancients
Enchanter - Eternal Shard of the Ancients
Magician - Primal Shard of the Ancients
Monk - Transcended Shard of the Ancients
Necromancer - Deathwhisper Shard of the Ancients
Paladin - Nightbane Shard of the Ancients
Ranger - Aurora Shard of the Ancients
Rogue - Nightshade Shard of the Ancients
Shadowknight - Innoruuk's Shard of the Ancients
Shaman - Heyokah Shard of the Ancients
Warrior - Kreljnok's Shard of the Ancients
Wizard - Power Shard of the Ancients
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#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 01 2015 at 4:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) not that good a aug
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 01 2015 at 4:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) not that good a aug
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 01 2015 at 4:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) not that good a aug
Epic augment 2.5
# Sep 24 2013 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
In an effort to save everyone the misery of doing this raid ten times like I did with no success I thought it would be helpful to write a simple "how to" guide.

1: Go to Dreadspire Keep and speak with Eric Von Schnelling. Contrary to anything you may read there is nothing magical about him, he spawns at random points and random times so you will want a tracker with you.

2: Enter the raid instance, Dreadspire Keep: Demi-Plane of Blood by clicking on the statue on the right which is beside Gaelic the Small.

3: Tier 1 - Kill Granite Claw, you will engage him four times before he dies.

4: Tier 1 - Kill Redfang.

5: Tier 1 - Kill Hatchet the Torturer. You will need four audio triggers for,
CHARGE - he will chase a player around the room, the player needs to pull him over an activated trap.
HIDE - run between his legs so he can not hit you.
RUN AWAY - run to the other side of the room.
DUCK - crouch down to avoid a hit.

An emote will be displayed once you have been successful at avoiding one of his attacks.

6: Tier 1 - Complete the Wailing Sisters quest which really is not hard once you set up some macros.

Tier 2 NPC's are now available.

7: Tier 2 -

I am still writing on this so bare with me a couple of days.

Roley and Adrianna, before starting this event set the loot privileges to "entire raid".

Epic augment 2.5
# Dec 09 2013 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
309 posts
Awesome so far. The mobs without a strat listed are just "zerg" mobs? Do you solo, box, or raid these events? Looking forward to the rest of your write up so don't give up!
# Sep 01 2011 at 9:07 PM Rating: Good
104 posts
I was just informed that you could pre-loot the needed page to complete this true??
# Nov 10 2011 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
correct, you can loot the item and then go do the dialogue.
Warrior 2.5
# Jul 10 2010 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
I think the guy that envisioned this at Sony was fired a long time ago and is flipping burgers at McD's.
Turn in Procedure
# Jul 09 2008 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
When you turn in the page for a rogue, Invocation of Death's Shadow (melees), dropped from The Performer's chest, do you get an actual aug or do your stats simply go up automatically?
Turn in Procedure
# Jul 27 2008 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
The stats go up automatically. There is supposedly a hidden augment added, but it can't be seen in the game.
# May 24 2007 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
empowerment of shadows: increases the effectiveness of your epic focus

Edited, May 25th 2007 12:55am by teamplay
# Feb 17 2007 at 7:18 PM Rating: Default
OK all u retarts its not a 2.5 its a aug for your 2.0
# Oct 23 2011 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
208 posts
Believe it's retards not retarts
Endless Knot
120 Shadowknight
Everquest Player Since 2001
# Apr 09 2010 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
72 posts
With the release of underfoot acheivements, you can offically call this 2.5 Epic 2.5 acheivement

Edited, Apr 9th 2010 3:31am by Ikkysar
Claxin Milactium ~ 32 Paladin ~ Terris Thule (RIP)
Frayleaf Cloudrunner ~ 90 Bard ~ The Rathe
Intel ~ 60 Enchanter ~ Fippy Darkpaw
Phathom Sargasso ~ 60 Paladin ~ Oakwynd
# Oct 28 2007 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
128 posts
I dont understand why people care what its called.
# Jul 26 2007 at 2:28 AM Rating: Default
I doubt you have friends.
# Aug 23 2011 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
Nan you are awesome lol
# Mar 06 2007 at 3:28 AM Rating: Default
Well by the same logic, it's not a 2.0, it's an upgrade from 1.5.
Oh, but it's not 1.5, it's an upgrade to 1.0.

In other words, who cares how people choose to refer to it?
# Dec 12 2007 at 5:13 AM Rating: Good
34 posts
not all 1.5's are a replacement of the 1.0 :p
cleric 1.0 remains in their possession when earning the 1.5 hehe :p
hate to burst your bubble :p
# Mar 10 2008 at 6:39 PM Rating: Default
You sure got me good there!
# Feb 27 2007 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent


When basing namecalling on intelligence, one would be wise to spell check...
# Mar 08 2007 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
Guess that's reheated pastry or something like that...
# Sep 29 2007 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
128 posts
# Apr 30 2007 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
It IS the epic 2.5... retarts? wtf...
# Nov 27 2006 at 9:43 AM Rating: Default
Once this is done, peeps seem to refer to it as Epic 2.5.
# Aug 17 2007 at 11:17 PM Rating: Default
Actually...we should call 1.5 2, because it's a whole new weapon, and you can have both...then 2 would be 2.25 and this would be 2.75...but thats just me, I call The burning rapier my .5 epic
worth it
# Nov 16 2006 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
138 posts
you casters might not think its "worth it" but i know as an SK ill be more than happy to turn in this page and hail a guy for this. 4 damage alone is worth it, adding 15 ac 40 hp resists and attack makes this $$$$$
Epic 1.5
# Oct 25 2006 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
I was wanting to know, if I have my 1.5 & get the aug put on it, when I get my 2.0, will it transfer over to it?
Epic 1.5
# Oct 29 2006 at 5:07 AM Rating: Decent
you cant get it put into 1.5
invis aug is a must for added boost
# Sep 05 2006 at 6:16 AM Rating: Decent
pretty simple (for a cleric)....put my BIC aug in the type 4 slot, an anguish aug or better in the 8 slot and the invisible aug...and my 2.0 shield has 590 hp's, 660 mana , 126 ac and 9 regen/mana regen.

i love this aug and what it does to boost my shield even more.
Epic in hand
# Jun 07 2006 at 6:18 AM Rating: Decent
When he talks about having your epic in hand, does that just mean equipped? Or do you have to have it on the cursor?
Epic in hand
# Aug 12 2007 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
just have it equipped, I had it in my main hand and once he was done, boom, 2 more damage :P
What are the use of these
# Jan 18 2006 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
Not many people who can do this quest would have need to + primary stats. The + to saves is miniscule and the mana and HP is really a waste of time.

A useful effect might have been of use I guess.
RE: What are the use of these
# May 03 2006 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
57 posts
/agree the aug is pretty weak for this level.

Not sure about a waste of time though, 30 HP/Mana/End and a tiny bump to resists IS worth doing a hail and turn-in assuming you are raiding these mobs anyway. And at least the way they worked the aug, it doesn't take up a slot--that would have been a waste.

Overall, it's not too bad a way to keep pace with continued expansions, as long as their next effort affects ratio, crits or healing...
# Jan 12 2006 at 2:33 AM Rating: Excellent
Tt's not an augment and it doesn't add a type 30 slot, it powers your 2.0 by adding the stats displayed in those "shards of the ancient".

The following are the pages you need:
Invocation of Eternity is for the priests (cler, druid, shaman) - Drops from Roley DeFarge's chest in Demi Plane

Invocation of Death's Shadow is for pure melee (war, rog, monk, ber) - From The Performer event's chest in Demi Plane

Invocation of the Last Dawn is for hybrids (pal, sk, beastlord, ranger, bard) - From Devlin Rochester's chest in Demi Plane

Invocation of the Night is for casters (Wiz, Mage, Necro, Enc) - From Tris Wallows' chest in Demi Plane

You give your Invocation page to Eric Von Schnelling and you get the following text:

Eric Von Schnelling says 'Well, this is exactly what I need. Hang around and watch me work, if you'd like. Keep that epic of yours in your hand and I'll make sure to channel some of my power into it. If you don't have it with in your hand, well that's unfortunate.'

Eric Von Schnelling draws the power out of the page and channels it into the staff in his hands. The staff pulses with power for a moment, then that power is pulled into Eric himself. As the ritual finishes, the once mighty staff is turned to dust that fades away before it even touches the ground.

Eric Von Schnelling says 'Ah, now that was refreshing! Thank you for that, I feel a dozen years younger.'

Eric Von Schenlling may be or not be up in Dreadspire. The rotation for named NPC seems to be around 12 game hours or roughly 36 real minutes. If he's not up, you may be waiting this or more. He can pop in numerous places but mainly the guest rooms and the dining room.
Additionally, you may do this with your epic aug'ed.

Edited, Thu Jan 12 01:40:38 2006
RE: info
# Jan 12 2006 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
6,998 posts
Do you actually receive the "shards of the ancient" at any point?
RE: info
# Jan 12 2006 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
You receive the stats on it on your epic... but you can't see the shard. Consider it a permanent augment that is both invisible and not removable at all, you can only see the stats and the added focus name.
RE: info
# Jan 12 2006 at 1:16 PM Rating: Good
6,998 posts
I wonder why we have separate augments listed on Lucy, then... Were these unused but datamined somehow?
RE: info
# Jan 13 2006 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
I'm guessing Sony did it this way since, well, Epics tend to be touchy subjects. If they want to go back later to alter them, then they'd only have to change one item per epic, and the aug'd ones would automatically update with the additional aug stats.

Or maybe they just decided against augs all together and just remade the item entirely, with the datamined augs as leftovers? *Shrugs*
RE: info
# Jan 13 2006 at 7:58 AM Rating: Good
672 posts
I believe that's it's more like the OP said: The augments are automatically inserted and just don't show for the player, but can be seen by Lucy.
If Eric took the weapon and exchanged it for an upgraded version the augments in the old weapon would be lost. I bet SOE did it this way to prevent petitions of Epic 2.0 owners for reimbursement of their augments after trade :P

PS: You can see that's it's an augment and not a whole new weapon from the fact that there are no 2nd entries for the epics 2.0 as they don't change their names when you do this quest.

Edited, Sat Jan 14 07:10:04 2006
RE: info
# Jan 12 2006 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
Yes i believe they were datamined. It's basically the only way to get them to register in my opinion cause you simply can't see them on your upgraded epic.
# Dec 12 2005 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
285 posts
This quest does NOT add a slot for Type 30 (at least not to the Bard epic), what it does add is 2dmg, 30hp / mana, 10ac, 10 to all stats, 5 to all resists, 30atk and 3 mana regen.
augs found
# Dec 01 2005 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
Type30 ?
# Oct 30 2005 at 12:05 PM Rating: Default
I would imgin that the Type30 is for some unseens raid Augs.. or something froma reward via Progression....

But at anyrage the PiC Aug will fit in to any slot.. Type30 or not.. that adds a bunch of HP/Stats ect to your EPic
RE: Type30 ?
# Nov 15 2005 at 12:44 AM Rating: Default
There are a lot of all/all augs out there
needs to be.....
# Oct 26 2005 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
type 12 would be good, with some of these new TS augs that are coming with DoD then it will make for some awesome 2.0's that would be TRULY epic and not just up to par with anguish gear
a thought...
# Oct 17 2005 at 5:42 PM Rating: Good
22 posts
If no one has found the item to upgrade the epic 2.0. how do they have the type 5. slot 30 slot?
Slot 3 & 4
# Oct 08 2005 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
If this NPC gives you Slot 5, is it possible there are additional quests to open up Slot 3, Slot 4, Slot 6 Etc?

I recall SOE claiming the epics would be "customizable" back before OoW. Maybe this is a case of delayed implementaion.

um...Slot 5?
# Oct 04 2005 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
That is so cool! One question though, if Slot 1 is Type 4, Slot 2 is type 8 and slot 5 is type 30, what type are slots 3 & 4?
RE: um...Slot 5?
# Oct 04 2005 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
interesting.. it looks like ppl can find a use for those old LDoN type 5 augs that were only equipable on LDoN bought weapons for example Black Diamond of Crippling but then again there may be a whole new line of crafted augs too
RE: um...Slot 5?
# Oct 04 2005 at 5:35 PM Rating: Good
6,998 posts
Sounds like it's slot 5, not type 5, hence LDoN-bought augmentations won't fit.

Edited, Tue Oct 4 18:51:19 2005
maybe a clue?
# Oct 04 2005 at 5:30 AM Rating: Decent
Could these pages that this NPC is talking about, have to do with the new spell research that is now avialable? I noticed on the vendors in Corathus Creep that each has a different "ink" and some are described to what seems to be for each different class in the game.

I think that would be a good place to start :)
# Oct 04 2005 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
Type 30? O,o
RE: Type
# Oct 04 2005 at 6:14 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Most likely a new aug slot that came out with Depths. Alla will still be updating through out the next month, and then some.
RE: Type
# Oct 05 2005 at 5:19 PM Rating: Good
22 posts
Just maybe the type 30 augs haven't been made / found yet? Its prolly a quest that deals with plane of blood. just a wild thought
RE: Type
# Oct 24 2005 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
The type: 30 may also just be made so that you can only use the augys that say "will fit in any type of slot" as in most of augs that are dropped by mobs rather then buying them from a merchant or crafting them
RE: Type
# Nov 17 2005 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
374 posts
My guess is that Type 30 is the aug that they would stick in it. So when you give it to the correct page with your epic that it will Aug that page into your slot, type 30.
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