Rites of Passage II  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Serpents Spine
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Dec 6 19:51:04 2006
Modified: Wed Aug 8 03:35:01 2012
This task begins with Watchman Stormwren Undaru at the centaur lake in eastern Goru'kar Mesa. You must have already completed Rite of Passage I

You say, 'Hail, Watchman Stormwren Undaru'

Watchman Stormwren Undaru says 'Your cunning is no longer in question. A [test of strategy], however, could perhaps serve as a better fit to someone of your... stature.'

You say, 'a test of strategy?'

Watchman Stormwren Undaru says 'To the west you will find a broad opening with patches of hot springs shooting up from the earth below you. Occasionally you will spot him... a small creature with pride far beyond his size. If you engage the creature in battle, you may find that it is quick to sense when its enemy is getting the best of it and will retreat into the earth. You must find a way to slay this creature and return to me its head.'

You have been assigned the task 'Rites of Passage II'.

Enter Sunderock Springs from Goru`Kar Mesa 0/1 (Sunderock Springs)

The task updates as you move north from the zone line.

Find the hotsprings mesa atop which the creature resided 0/1 (Sunderock Springs)

The mesa you seek is the one where Anaglass resides. Loc -2500, -480.

Kill the Hotsprings Hedgehog 0/1 (Sunderock Springs)

The hedgehog is small and uses a corathus creep model. He skitters around very fast but should not be hard to find. He can be snared.

Take its Head as a Trophy 0/1 (Sunderock Springs)

Return with the head to Undaru 0/1 (Gou'kar Mesa)

Upon hand-in:

Well I'll be! I did not expect you in such a timely fashion. I say, you are beginning to catch my eye, but you still have a great deal to accomplish before we can fully trust you among the ranks of our kind.

- Experience
- Either a "Cliffwood Bow" or a "Crystaline Sky Sphere"

There is no faction for doing the task. Undaru will allow you to repeat the task but does not seem to offer anything else.
Submitted by: Lias Roxx, Defiant, Zek
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Hedgehog bashing...
# Jun 04 2020 at 10:05 AM Rating: Excellent
28 posts
This quest is fun, and annoying.

First, good tip from Sarongor in another post - "position yourself between two ponds at loc -2120, -472" that helped lots, and so worth repeating.

Our small group moved from the zone in, invis and up top by the ponds. The quest updates, yes we zoned, yes we got to the kill spot, now kill the hedgehog!

First test was the drakes. They are indifferent (yes, invis was off!)
So can take as long as you like, no problems. In the hour or so we were there, no mobs patrol that engaged.

Yes, as others have said, when you fight the hedgehog the drakes are sociable. The one beside that spot will fight. You have a choice, kill it first while wait for the hedgehog, or deal with it whenever you see it. I found it useful as a spawn timer. ~10-12 minutes? not sure.

The hedgehog does not spawn in the near area of the quest, or those two ponds.
But he does run by that area.
Therefore you can wait, and tag him as he goes by. He is non-aggro, until you make the first move.

for me... a hot button for:-

/target a_hotsprings_hedgehog

... was useful.

Believe me if I say, you won't see the hedgehog coming. Trying to mouse click it, he's just too damn fast and he's out the way again.

Therefore for me, was spam that target button, and as soon as i had a target - then click the aggro spells. Stun? Snare? whatever as long as its quick to cast.
If you don't get him, it will take few minutes from him to do another lap of whatever path he is on and come by.

One of the concerns we had, was he triggered, like some other quest events.
I think safe to say the answer is no.

Our group came in, we all got updates and were all at the "kill it" stage.
Yet he did respawn, and come back around again, similar timing as the drake by the pond. Only difference being drake is static and right there, whereas the hedgehog does his merry little journey.

All in all, if you plan for about 15 minutes or so, per group member doing the quest you should all get his head for turn in. No need to run around, back to quest giver, one person at a time. Just keep the group together by the pond, and wait.. spam that key and get the hedgehog!

Wait for it to come to you
# Aug 30 2018 at 10:02 AM Rating: Good
128 posts
Just position yourself between two ponds at loc -2120, -472. Kill the drake that is there then wait for the hedgehog. It will come from the north and then cross into the pond to your south. Easy.
# Oct 15 2015 at 11:38 PM Rating: Good
51 posts
Ok, I am boxing 3 toons, and have to kill it 3 times to do it for all three toons, since it drops 1 head each time, not sure how soon it pops, tho, since I am still waiting after first kill......
88 war
# Nov 05 2012 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
was able to solo him obviously but he is tricky to agro as a melee class so i used call of challenge to get him to stop running and attack me
Caster Rewards
# Aug 06 2012 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Did this quest last night. Received both the elaborate scryer's ring and band as well as the elaborate crystal with a 66th level Wizard, J1 Tank, 62nd level Ranger with T5 Cleric. My impression wasn't too hard to pull off but every steam mist drake will add. Take any nearby drakes out first. Hedgehog is extremely fast and should be called "sonic" for obvious reasons.
Lenaddar Anatar of Povar
Lord of Wizardly Gifts
# Jul 13 2007 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
could a 67 warrior with like 30 aa's do him ? like the bow:b
# Dec 12 2006 at 4:47 AM Rating: Decent
644 posts
This quest is repeatable. Without doing Rite of Passage I over again. I did it back to back and got both rewards.

Silfh V'Ester
Silfh V'Ester - Holy Defender of Koada'Vie
Mahlah Tohsis - Spiritwalker
# Dec 10 2006 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
fyi, dont kill the hedghog by orenu urulump, the dying guy for the aug quest. he added when i aggroed the hedgehog. both rootable tho, so i rooted him, killed hedgehog and evaced.
# Jul 09 2007 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
641 posts
The normally non-aggro drakes in that area will also add if you get too close while aggroing the hedgehog, which looks like one of those Corathus things.
Donbayne 100 Rng - Uinian 100 Dru - Breru 100 Sk - Nyenie 82 Brd - Ruusan 76 Clr - Braru 75 Mag - Syqen 100 Shm EQ Stromm/Luclin
# Dec 10 2006 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
woops, thats his brother, i meant gygun urulump :)
# Dec 06 2006 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Rewards are:

Crystaline Sky sphere
AC: 19
STR: +12 DEX: +12 WIS: +12 INT: +12 AGI: +12 HP: +17 MANA +170 Endurance: +170
Spell Shiel +2%
Recommended level of 70. Required level 63.
WT: 1.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, type 7:

Cliffwood Bow
Skill: Archery Atk Delay: 36
DMG: 37 Dmg Bonus 16 AC 9
Skill mod: Archery +5%
STR: +12 DEX: +12 WIS: +12 INT: +12 AGI: +12 HP: +17 MANA +170 Endurance: +170
Regeneration: +3
Mana Regeneration: +3
Recommended level of 70. Required level 63.
WT: 1.7 Range:200 Size: GIANT
Race: ALL
Slot 1, type4:
# Dec 07 2006 at 9:25 AM Rating: Excellent
182 posts
Yup. They will be added to Alla just as soon as EQ Item Collector is updated to take account of the patch of 5th December.
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