Rune of Scale (Key to Veeshan's Peak)  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
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Era:Ruins of Kunark
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Thu Sep 7 20:53:45 2000
Modified: Wed Sep 20 14:05:15 2017
When the July 14, 2004 patch introduced the revamped Veeshan's Peak, it also introduced a quest to get the New Key to Veeshan's Peak. Completing this quest serves as a shortcut in the new quest, but is not required for it. You cannot enter Veeshan's Peak without obtaining the new key.

You can no longer multiquest the quest handins. 9-20-2017 patch.

This is the quest to get the key to enter Veeshan's Peak. All told, it should take you several days real time to complete, and will require help from others along the way.

Not far south (just keep the wall on your right) from the Swamp of No Hope zone, there's a passage going into the wall. At the end of the passage, there's a huge room with a red viper-looking throne, and on the throne there's a ghost-looking Iksar floating.

He is at 49, and cons indifferent. His name is Emperor Ganak, and here's what he has to say:

You say, 'Hail, Emperor Ganak'

Emperor Ganak says 'Greetings... It has been long since I have been aware on this plane..Who are you and what do you want of I, Ganak, slayer of Jaled-Dar?'

You say, 'What is Veeshan's Peak?'

Emperor Ganak says 'You wish to know of Veeshan's Peak?! You are either very brave or very foolish! There is nothing there for the uninvited but a fiery death. I have been away from this plane of existence for a long time yet still I feel the presence of the ancient wurms. I am sure they sense my presence as well, being as I hold the only [key to the chambers] of the Ring of Scale.'

You say, 'What about the key to the chambers?'

Emperor Ganak says 'I am not so quick to grant someone the key to their death! If you truly wish your doom to fall upon you so soon then bring me the three medallions of the fallen Iksar tribes, Kylong, Obulus, and Jarsath. The tribes were long ago crushed by the warriors of the Kunzar and their remains lye buried beneath ages of rubble. Finding the lost medallions of my people will not be enough to prove your worthy of entry into the fortress of the great wurms there is another task that you must complete before you return the medallions.'

You say, 'What medallions?'

Emperor Ganak says 'There were five different tribes of my people. The Kunzar, Kylong, Nathsar, Obulus, and Jarsath. Each of these tribes had a medallion that represented it. If you can return to me the Medallion of the Kunzar and Nathsar, I will give you the idol of Trakanon.'

You say, 'What task?'

Emperor Ganak says 'Those who enter Veeshans Peak uninvited by the lords of the Ring of Scale become nothing more than a snack for the wurms that dwell within its halls. Once you cross the threshold of the Peak there Is no escape. Any fool dedicated enough to locate the medallions can do so, but it takes a truly mighty individual to slay the dragon that has plagued my people for ages. I speak of the poison dragon Trakanon, the vile undead wurm that has conquered my peoples greatest wurmslayers. Bring me proof of Trakanons death with the medallions I request and I may deem you worthy of the key to the Ring of Scale.'

The medallions of Kunzar and Nathsar drop from the Froglock Hunter and Forager in Trakanon's Teeth. These Mobs spawn one after another, so they are fairly easy to get. Turn in these two medallions and you should get the idol of Trakanon, which will get you into Old Sebilis, where you can find Trakanon. (See Key to Sebilis Quest for a full description)

The quest for Medallion of the Odulus is located in The Burning Woods. The quest for the Medallion of the Kylong is located in the Lake of Ill Omen. The quest for the Jarsarath Medallion is located in the Timorous Deep. The full descriptions are detailed in each quest, and they also involve several subquests. The links to each are to the left.

If you find a piece of medallion, be sure to identify it to see which medallion it belongs to. Once you get all three medallions and Trakanon's tooth, turn them in and you will get you the Key to Veeshan's Peak.

Emperor Ganak says 'I must say, I thought your flesh would be rotting from your bones along side the remains of the ancient Sebisilians. I commend you on your victory over the poison dragon and thank you for returning the ancient medallions of my people. I reward you with the key you seek. A place shall be prepared for your souls among the most honored of the dead. Soon you will be seeing the world through the shroud of death.
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July 2018 Patch changes
# Jul 19 2018 at 7:09 PM Rating: Excellent
- Veeshan's Peak Key - The medallion pieces in the Swamp of No Hope and Kaesora now spawn in multiple locations. Their appearance has been changed to something a bit more visible.
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# May 18 2015 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
You can hand in the pieces one by one. I gave him Trakanon's Tooth first and went on my way to finish the medallion quests. Got my key after handing in the 3 medallions.
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no faction
# Aug 22 2014 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
No factionhit when turning in for Key of Veeshan
Maxxer - My magelo
When you finish key he says the following...
# Nov 29 2013 at 12:17 AM Rating: Good
Emperor Ganak says 'I must say, I thought your flesh would be rotting from your bones along side the remains of the ancient Sebisilians. I commend you on your victory over the poison dragon and thank you for returning the ancient medallions of my people. I reward you with the key you seek. A place shall be prepared for your souls among the most honored of the dead. Soon you will be seeing the world through the shroud of death.

Still MQ'able?
# Nov 02 2006 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
I've been holding on to all 3 medallions for about 2years now, never been able to catch Trak up, or be on a raid to get a tooth.

Started camping him again, only to find out he's become more perma-killed than ever. But in the process I did find someone who had a tooth they'd be willing to MQ, if it works.

Can anyone confirm whether the MQ still works or not? Also, how certain are those of you stating if the NPC returns the tooth, he already has one on, and the other person can just turn in the medallions and get the key?

Thanks again.

Britack, Ranger of Tunare
# Mar 13 2006 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
I can't believe it - 10hrs later I finished getting the Medallion of the Kylong and got the key - I know that others quested the OS key while I was working on fixing and finishing my quest - I am very suprised it worked!
-Follow up of the post below-

Edited, Mon Mar 13 11:14:33 2006
Medallion of the Kylong
# Mar 12 2006 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
Why the hell is Medallion of the Kylong not listed as a quest item above? Watch out and dont mess up like me and only hand Emporer Ganak the items listed above you need this Medallion too. I am in the middle of the medallion I am missing hoping that when I hand it to the emporer he will give me the key, but since they made OS a hotspot there are alot of people doing the OS key too which he also gives out and I have a feeling that it will mess up my quest. * crosses his fingers *

Edited: related to the post below - I am sorry for the angry post,it's just that this quest it very hard and I was upset at the time - Thanks for fixing the problem -

Edited, Mon Mar 13 10:27:47 2006
RE: Medallion of the Kylong
# Mar 12 2006 at 10:03 PM Rating: Good
Ungainly Ninja
6,998 posts
Just an oversight. Added, thanks.
# Apr 25 2005 at 9:52 AM Rating: Excellent
387 posts
There are two corrections needed, the one below my post, and the fact that Emporer Ganak is level 60.
Medallion of the Kylong
# Oct 20 2004 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
This is a small correction, but one that makes it less confusing. Under required items, the following item is missing : Medallion of the Kylong

It is shown in the related quests, but this specific medallion is required with the other 2 and the tooth at the same time.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 20 2004 at 9:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Heh, just speaking from experience do this quest. There are only 9 easy solo parts to it will a quick easy kill of trakanon at the end. Granted takanon will be farmed like no one's business for a while but after that you will have no trouble getting a group of people to come with you being that he drops 2 kunark BPs most of which are nice toy items especially cleric and ranger ones. Also you get a 30 hp, mana, endurance augment for it instead of the 15 one you get for the alternate key quest...
Old Key quest
# Jul 15 2004 at 2:59 PM Rating: Good
This key quest is still in the game. Or at least the text is. I just visited Emp Ganak today and he is still giving out the quest.
RE: Old Key quest
# Jul 16 2004 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
77 posts
The old key quest is definitely still working as I just finished it (July 16 2004). I had all but Trak's Tooth and finally got a friend to MQ it for me so that still works too.
RE: Old Key quest
# Jul 15 2004 at 3:11 PM Rating: Good
Ungainly Ninja
6,998 posts
Updated, thanks.
Key guide - readable in-game
# Jul 06 2004 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
98 posts
Have included a guide to the original Veeshan's Peak key quest on my in-game story mod page, here:
# Jun 10 2004 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
1,267 posts
Long ago I vowed not to leave EQ until I had 'completed' my character - everything maxed, including faction.

I want venril sathir faction, and the quest in OT isn't an option. The only other way is to kill dragons, or to kill elven dancers (lev 35) in VP.

Forgetting the stupidity and scale of what I'm trying to do here, my question is just:
If I complete the quest to get the key to this place, and have good dragon faction, will anything here try to kill me?
RE: faction
# Jul 02 2004 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
Better believe Hoskar is goonna pwn ya if you are killing her dancers around her.
RE: faction
# Jul 01 2004 at 8:43 PM Rating: Default
It is almost certain that you will die~ But since they have announced a revamp of VP soon, there have been rumors of a reward if you have the 'old' VP key, hinting that a new key will be required to enter the revamped zone. It might be worth your time to complete the 'old' key quest while you can.
RE: faction
# Jul 15 2004 at 9:09 PM Rating: Good
The rumored reward seems to be the differnce between the 2 cyphers (VP keys) created for new zone:

If you use old key to make new key (see the quest linked above), the new key is a 30hp, 30 mana, 30 end augment.

If you use new quest for essesnse to make new key, the new key is also an augment but 15 hp, 15 mana, 15 end.
RE: faction
# Jun 25 2004 at 4:12 PM Rating: Default
That depends on what dragon faction. The Veeshan's Peak dragons are on Ring of Scale faction, whereas the more common dragon faction is Claws of Veeshan, which the ToV dragons are on.
# Jun 09 2004 at 12:54 AM Rating: Default
Do you hand in the 3 medallions and the tooth all at once to end the quest and get the key? Doesn't really say so in guide but that's what I'm thinking...
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 07 2004 at 2:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) u know, only 1 guy needs this in a guild, wich is so obious, i just felt like providing useless information. go me!
RE: erhm....
# Jun 26 2004 at 4:03 PM Rating: Default
Useless and completely wrong. Every single individual that wants to go into VP needs this key.
Sir Abazagaroth Katzkortulu
Knight of The Rathe
# May 09 2004 at 7:36 AM Rating: Default
222 posts
Just need the tooth. Got friend to try to MQ, but Emporer Ganak just gave it back to him like it was the wrong tooth. But it was the No Drop one.

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with swords.
RE: Bugged?
# Nov 12 2004 at 8:05 PM Rating: Good
1,161 posts
If you try to hand in Trakanon's Tooth for an MQ and he hands it back saying he doesn't need this item, it means he's holding one already -- from someone else's turn-in attempt or MQ attempt that they must have screwed up.

I just did this today, went to MQ the tooth and he gave it back to me because he already had one. So the other person went ahead and handed in the 3 medallions and received the VP key.
RE: Bugged?
# May 12 2004 at 4:12 PM Rating: Default
18 posts
Just MQ'd the tooth from a friend with my 3 medallions and it worked fine.
For the keys
# Apr 29 2004 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
Even though all my gear is petter than VP gear, I am still doing the quest just for the sake of having the key. Will I ever actually hunt there? I doubt it. Does that matter?

Not to me =)

Ciraq Dem'Jahiim
Dread Lord, Tunare Server
VP getting a face lift
# Apr 28 2004 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
Veeshan's Peak is being revamped. If you look on Lucy, there are a bunch of new spells with the VP dragons in the name.

Call of Nexona
1: Summon Pets: VSP2NexonaPet x 5 for 12 sec

Summon Silverwing Pet
1: Summon Pet: VSP2SilverwingPet

Dragon Dictate
1: Charm(1)
(chromatic resist, n175 adjust, PBAE)

Summon Hoshkar Pet
1: Summon Pet: VSP2HoshkarPet

Cloud of Infirmity
1: Increase Spell Haste by 30%
2: Decrease HP when cast by 1300
3: Decrease Hitpoints by 1500 per tick
4: Decrease Attack Speed by 45%
5: Increase Disease Counter by 40

Torrent of Veeshan
1: Decrease HP when cast by 1210 (L1) to 1850 (L65)
2: Decrease Hitpoints by 150 per tick

These have been changed a few times, as well as some other AEs that look rather icky. Look for it.

Edited, Wed May 12 15:48:12 2004
4.5 hours
# Mar 03 2004 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
We just cleared VP in 4.5 hours from inzone to zoneout with 12 lvl 65, Time enabled characters, 1/3 which were two boxed. Was a blast !!

Why did we do it? We needed 2 copies of Divine Intervention for cleric Recruits. VP is still the BEST kunark level 58-60 spell farm, period. We even picked up 3 copies of Torpor on our trip, and upgraded 3 pieces of loot for recruits. Sure, the loot is not good by todays measure, but when VP was king, it had the best loot in the game.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 04 2004 at 10:24 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Sad, go for the sky zone in next time and clear something useful in half the time...
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 21 2004 at 2:09 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I Dont think anyone does this quest anymore, Veeshans Peak is not worth going to. Though its an easy quest it still isnt worth time time and effort.
RE: Not Worth it
# Apr 28 2004 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
Started this quest about a week ago on Saryrn and had pretty good competition for each of the camps, so yes people are still doing it.
RE: Not Worth it
# Apr 27 2004 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
82 posts
Yes, people are still doing it; I just helped someone finish and got mine fairly recently. It's a fun zone to goof in once in a while, and the experience isn't bad at all (not tables-level, but closer than you'd guess).
Dread Lord of Greenmist
RE: Not Worth it
# Mar 03 2004 at 7:05 AM Rating: Default
619 posts
It's actually a decent zone to Exp in. Not on par with Elemantals of course, but still decent. and tends to be nice and empty.

RE: Not Worth it
# Mar 02 2004 at 12:04 PM Rating: Good
Your thinking is incorrect.

I know quite a few people keying for VP or that havekeyed recently ( last month or 2 ).

As for "worth" - everyone enjoys the game differently, what is not "worth it" to you maybe have some worth to someone else.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 22 2004 at 8:09 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I just love these zones I pay for and will never be able to go to.
RE: bah
# Jan 28 2004 at 9:32 PM Rating: Default
92 posts
You don't pay for the zones. You pay to play the game.
# Jan 16 2004 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
IMHO this key is not that hard to complete.. i do have alot of time for farming so it may just be me.. none of the camps took increadibly long.. the only thing is getting in on a trak kill.. My guild is currently in VT so its hard to get ppl to go back.. but luckly a bard wanted trak dead so UDB would spawn and i got a tooth.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 05 2004 at 11:14 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this Worth doing or should i just try and get my VT key and skip this.. ?
# Dec 24 2003 at 9:00 AM Rating: Default
Just to let you all know all pieces for VP key are MQable ..i did Kylong and trak tooth MQs today and got VP key good luck on yours and hope to see you there :)
# Dec 03 2003 at 8:31 AM Rating: Default
can you port out of this zone? if you cast succor or evac were does it bring you and does it work?
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