Exploring the Mansion  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
Related Zones:
Related Quests:
Era:Secrets of Faydwer
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sat Jan 5 16:34:15 2008
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
This is a sub-task in the task "The Search for the Ultimate Story". Midway through, it is given to you automatically by Clockwork Warmarshal.

While this task is technically "solo", you will need a strong group to complete it. Another option would be to have Divine Aura cast on you right before training your way to an update location.

You say, 'Hail, Clockwork Warmarshal'

Clockwork Warmarshal says 'You are truly magnificent. You have done what no one else here was able to. You now have access to Meldrath's Mansion. Enter it and snoop around. I am sure there are areas we would love to have valuable information on. I should also warn you that you will first need to configure your key with the door.'

You have been assigned the task 'Explore the Mansion'.

Maps for directions to update locations (marked in red are two updates on main floor; two updates in basement; one update on top floor):

The Main Floor The 2nd Floor The Top Floor The Basement

Search the Oil Fountain Room for any special clues 0/1 (Meldrath's Majestic Mansion)

This room is straight ahead as you zone in from Fortress Mechanotus. It should be fairly obvious.

Search the Steam Stage Room for any special clues 0/1 (Meldrath's Majestic Mansion)

This room is located on the top floor of the mansion. To get to this floor you must take the "elevator room" -- a room which literally acts as an elevator. From the Fortress zone-in, go up the left ramp and then down the hall, turn left into a room, turn right and out the door and dead ahead is the door to the elevator room. Click the object in the middle of the room to activate the elevator.

Search the Glass Wall Room for any special clues 0/1 (Meldrath's Majestic Mansion)

Head straight from the zone-in, past the Oil Fountain Room, and through two (?) more doors. You will eventually hit the "Glass Wall Room", a long hallway with a green glass wall in the middle.

Search the Compression Room for any special clues 0/1 (Meldrath's Majestic Mansion)

The best way to get here would be through the entrance from the Steam Factory. Go through the door straight from the Factory zone-in. In this hallway, go through the first door on the left to reach the Compression Room.

Search the Steamwork Graveyard for any special clues 0/1 (Meldrath's Majestic Mansion)

The best way to get here would be through the entrance from the Steam Factory. Go through the door straight from the Factory zone-in, all the way down the hallway. You will come to another door which leads to the graveyard.

After the last location update:

Fascinating. You should return to the Clockwork Warmarshall with all of the information you have discovered.

Map Locations:
P 0.5188, -176.0995, -0.9355, 0, 180, 180, 2, #1_Oil_Fountain_Room
P 357.6012, -341.2981, 107.1366, 0, 180, 180, 2, #2_Steam_Stage
P -7.8130, -537.4691, -0.9355, 0, 180, 180, 2, #3_Glass_Wall
P 193.9431, -485.6581, -77.9354, 0, 180, 180, 2, #4_Compression_Room
P -50.5526, -667.1019, -91.8690, 0, 180, 180, 2, #5_Steamwork_Graveyard

Completion of this sub-task updates the Mansion exploration step in the main task.
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Bugs bugs bugs...
# Sep 13 2016 at 5:40 PM Rating: Good
320 posts
Sep 2016 - going around with a raid and one of the folks got no update to the "Explore the Mansion". He has done all previous steps, did the key stuff / hailing and gets no single update in the room. Three times completely cleared the rooms and he run around for update - nothing.
It seems this quest has some issues... like many things in EQ...:(
# Jan 30 2010 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
I made it to the top floor with the west elevator, but could not get out of the elevator room. Clicking on the door that exits to the hallway netted me a robot. With him out of the way I still could not leave the elevator room.
no longer shroud-able
# Oct 22 2009 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
167 posts
shrouded down to lvl 70 rogue - says im not correct level for this now so I cant explore in shroud form
Ingame locations.
# Jul 13 2009 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
Locations for updates ingame, rather than general estimates on maps.

1. 209, 38, 2
2. 547, -3, 2
3. 374, -349, 106
4. 481, -192, -74
5. -673, 99, -89

Bearing in mind that as with all updates they fall in a 'general area' box.
updated loc
# Jan 25 2009 at 9:54 PM Rating: Default
33 posts
P 349.6012, -384.2981, 103.1366, 0, 180, 180, 2, #2_Steam_Stage is wrong loc

correct loc is P 357.26 -341.60 P107.13 the last 3 sets of numbers are not needed
updated loc
# Jun 23 2010 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Confirmed accurate as of June 23rd, 2010.

P 357.6012, -341.2981, 107.1366, 240, 240, 0, 2, #2_Steam_Stage

(I used a yellow label..easier to see with the map I was using)
re: updated loc
# Jun 07 2009 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
1,087 posts
the numbers posted above are for waht to paste into your map file.
P = point
The numbers don't have to be exact, but are close enough.
0 180 180 , the "not needed" numbers are the color code
2 is the lable size
And finally the name of the mob
Pain Mistress Okami L`Assundre of Tarew Marr
Dark Elf Shadow Knight
Drinal (Tarew)
Retired after 500 days /played
Retired again
rogue shroud
# Jan 16 2009 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
104 posts
Did this tonight solo with the rogue shroud. Didn't die once. Just have to be careful, some clockwork reavers and bio masses see thru the rogue invis, but really its no different than the eyes in crystallos, just wait till they path by, give yourself pleanty of safe room and take your time. Patience and you wont die at all.
What if I deleted this sub task by accident?
# Nov 13 2008 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
What if in my hurry and list of a million tasks to finish, I deleted the MMM search sub task "Exploring the Mansion"? Can I get it again or do i have to start the Ultimate story all over again. Please tell me I can get the sub task again............
What if I deleted this sub task by accident?
# Nov 16 2008 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Just hail Clockwork Warmarshal again.
Video Tutorial
# Nov 09 2008 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I recorded some video around the key locations you need to go to and made a short video tutorial:

[edit] both websites I posted the video on are gone now, and I haven't been able to find my backup copy. Sorry folks

Edited, Aug 8th 2018 1:17pm by Isuldor
Video Tutorial
# Mar 23 2009 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent

Indeed, a great video.

Thanks much!

Video Tutorial
# Dec 04 2008 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Thank-you, Isuldor. The video really helped.
Ranger 105
Crusaders Valorous
Bertox/Sayryn (former Tholuxe Paells)
# Jul 15 2008 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
130 posts
Blobs see invis. most normal mobs don't, other than undead. Beware, getting to the thrid floor, using elevator, blobs sit at the top waiting for you.
Invis and luck
# Jul 03 2008 at 11:26 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
I did this today with invis potions and a little luck. You can get the oil fountain and the hallway after it with just invis. Nothing saw me doing either of these.

I then did the basement parts, which are a bit tricky. You have to take the ramp down because there are suits in the other room. In the ramp room (SF zone) there is a biodisposal mass that sees invis. I zoned out to SF and back in, then ran around him and did part one with just invis; mobs saw me. The graveyard had a biodisposal mass and two undead reavers + a zombie who all saw me, but I just ran at them in a circle and got the update. Invulnerability would give you the added comfort of knowing you can run all over just incase you fear missing the trigger spot.

Finally, I did the top floor section. I just used invis and ran around, though there was another a biodisposal mass in the Stage Room which I had to avoid.

No major issues at all.
Invis and luck
# Oct 15 2008 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
Can you actually get the task updates while invis or do you have to be visible? I ran all around the compression room while invis and got no update.
Map vs. Locations
# Apr 25 2008 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
Map Locations are great! And I sure thank you for listing them. Unfortunately, the locations listed for this task don't exist in world.. ..they are simply guesstimates of the general area and are placing a dot on your map in that general area.

For example Location #1: P 0.5188, -176.0995, -0.9355, 0, 180, 180, 2, #1_Oil_Fountain_Room

I personally don't know how to walk 3 feet into the floor from the main floor depth of 2.89.

Does anyone have the actual trigger locations for this task by chance?
Elevator rooms
# Feb 05 2008 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
There are TWO elevator rooms in MMM.

One is connected to the room with M.E.G. and one is further east, the further east one is close to the Steam Stage.
Elevator rooms
# Mar 12 2008 at 9:22 AM Rating: Default
I cannot seem to get the East Elevator to work. I manage to get into it, and I click the center thing, but it says it is not working, some EMote, I can't recall ATM.
compression room
# Jan 16 2008 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
158 posts
Someone posted these as the locs for the various updates - copied here from Ultimate Story thread.

P 0.5188, -176.0995, -0.9355, 0, 180, 180, 2, #1_Oil_Fountain_Room
P 349.6012, -384.2981, 103.1366, 0, 180, 180, 2, #2_Steam_Stage
P -7.8130, -537.4691, -0.9355, 0, 180, 180, 2, #3_Glass_Wall
P 193.9431, -485.6581, -77.9354, 0, 180, 180, 2, #4_Compression_Room
P -50.5526, -667.1019, -91.8690, 0, 180, 180, 2, #5_Steamwork_Graveyard
compression room
# Jan 19 2009 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
Should add that it goes into Mansion_1.txt
Insta Gator Monk of Utopian
Rumblepants Loudbottom Shaman of Utopian
Nottall Attall Cleric of Utopian <retired>
compression room
# Jan 16 2008 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
158 posts
Compression room is gotten to from the Steam Factory entrance. Go in, and take the first door on the left side of the hallway as you are running toward the graveyard - I got it running around in that room.

For the Stage, you have to take the elevator room (whole room is an elevator) up to the top, and then its on that floor. From the Fortress zone in, go up the left ramp and then down the hall, turn left into a room, turn right and out the door and dead ahead is the door to the elevator room. If you get an emote about clicks and gears, that means it was up top and is on the way down...otherwise the door will open. Wait for the door to close once you are inside, then click the center post in the middle of the room, then click a doorway to get it to move up. There is nothing in the room normally, so the only thing with you will be the train of mobs you brought...or you can send a decoy down the hall ahead of you to get the mobs away, then go in the elevator room alone (best thing to do cause its workings are not real smooth - sometimes takes several tries to get it to let you out on the top floor). Once up top you can send an eye around to find the Stage room.

Room descriptions
# Jan 07 2008 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
Be aware, everything sees invis in this zone basically.

Edited, Jan 8th 2008 5:26pm by photoc
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