The Way Back Home  

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Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Money
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Torment of Velious
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Thu Oct 24 20:35:35 2019
Modified: Sat May 16 19:44:15 2020
Torment of Velious Info & Guides: Overview | Progression & Task List | Raiding | Visible Armor

You can get this shared task from Missionary Ada in The Eastern Wastes at -2459, -2381, -2 in the southeastern corner of the zone. She is on the find tool (CTRL F).

You say, 'Hail, Missionary Ada'

Missionary Ada says, 'Hello there. We haven't seen a lot of you adventurer types in a while. As you can see, a lot has changed here. With all the [strange things] going on I suppose it seems petty for me to worry about my own small [troubles].'

You say, 'strange things'

Missionary Ada says, 'Hah, what isn't strange out here these days? Something is affecting the ice and snow, as I'm sure you can see. It, well, it moves. Its like its sort of alive. It crawls up walls or just on top of itself. That's what created all those spikey ice structures. It also seems to crawl into the bodies of the dead and causes them to move too. None of us know what's causing it, though we have our [suspicions] about who is behind it.'

You say, 'suspicions'

Missionary Ada says, 'Well, we do have our very own queen of the undead living in a tower nearby. She even calls her tower The Tower of Frozen Shadow. I don't see how it could be anyone else. Unfortunately there aren't that many of us out here to do anything about it, and the place is blocked by the ice, we can't even get a scout in there. So we are holding on here as best we can.'

You say, 'troubles'

Missionary Ada says, 'Well, my mother may be lost somewhere out there. She came to bring me lunch at my post on the very same day that they closed the gates to Thurgadin. She should have stayed home, but she is old and forgetful. Maybe she didn't remember that the gates were closing, maybe she thought she would have plenty of time. I don't blame her, I blame the guards at the gate. They never should have let her leave!? Ada's anger is only enhanced as tears start to pool in her eyes. 'I volunteered to stay out here, she did not. Now I don't know if she made it home or not and I can't find her without [help].'

You say, 'help'

Missionary Ada says, 'Well, I was hoping you could go to where I was stationed and backtrack toward Thurgadin and see if you can find any sign of her.' She pauses and takes a deep breath, `I suppose that even if you find no sign that anything bad happened to her I won't know that she is safe. Still, I would be grateful if you could [go look] anyway.'

You say, 'go look'

Missionary Ada says, 'Thank you so much. I was posted at our camp in the north east near the ocean that day. You should start looking there. Head toward Thurgadin in as straight of a path as you can manage. My mom is old, but she still has a keen sense of direction.'

You have been assigned the task 'The Way Back Home'.

Ada is worried that her mother may not have made it back to Thurgadin before the gates were sealed. She would like you to try to find out, if you can, what happened to her.

  1. Find Ada's last posting and start your search from there. 0/1 (The Eastern Wastes)

    Ada's mother visited her at her post in the north east, very near the ocean. Start there and head toward Thurgadin. Keep your eyes open for clues.

  2. Take the shortest path to Thurgadin from Ada's last post 0/1 (The Eastern Wastes)

    Ada said that her mother would have headed directly home to Thurgadin from Ada's old post. So head toward Thurgadin on the most direct route and see what you can find.

    Around /loc 1456, 38 you get an emote:

    You find evidence of small foot prints. Several large footprints cross in front of the smaller ones and continue without interruption. The small prints veer off sharply to the south.

  3. Head south to see if you can find where Ada's mother hid 0/1 (The Eastern Wastes)

    Around /loc 885, 55, -12 you get an emote:

    You find several footprints in the snow. It is clear that there was a struggle here. Large footprints lead off to the southeast.

  4. Follow the giant's trail to the south east and look for Ada's mother 0/1 (The Eastern Wastes)

    Around /loc -400, -800, -15 you get an emote:

    You find a set of small footprints that stop here where a very large set of footprints encounter them. A small amount of blood lies in a depression in the snow off to one side. Both sets of prints head off to the west.

  5. Find out what happened to Ada's mother by following the blood and small footprints to the west 0/1 (The Eastern Wastes)
    Warning Note: I believe at least Step 5 has maybe 2 or more different Directions and different mobs that are killed for the same item that drops. use the hint in the reply what Direction and what type of mob to kill.

    killing a restless aged Coldain =looted a Recover some keepsake for Ad

    You see small boot prints. The tracks end abruptly when they cross with the tracks of a massive Kodiak. Blood stains the snow everywhere. The Kodiak tracks head off to the southeast.

    Around /loc -950, 785, -8 you get an emote: You hear a roar followed by the sounds of something charging toward you at terrifying speed.

    A rabid tundra kodiak spawns. Slay it for task update.

    Your task 'The Way Back Home' has been updated.

  6. Recover some keepsake for Ada 0/1 (The Eastern Wastes)

    Loot a Simple Velium Pendant from the slain kodiak. Only one pendant will drop and will update the whole group.

  7. Return the pendant to Ada and inform her of her loss 0/1 (The Eastern Wastes)

    Your task, 'The Way Back Home' has been updated.

'The Way Back Home' replay timer: 0d:0h:18m remaining.

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tundra kodiak
# Jul 13 2021 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
another possible loc to step 5 part 5
-875, -521, -25
good's maps
# Apr 24 2020 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
get some decent maps for everquest (i use good's maps) and the locations you need to visit are all pinpointed on the map
May be splitting hairs but...
# Jan 07 2020 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
117 posts
Step 2 updated at pos1600 neg80
Step 3 updated at pos870 pos20
Second mob as alternate to kill
# Dec 29 2019 at 4:48 PM Rating: Good
71 posts
So we ran around hunting for the rabid tundra kodiak for 30 minutes til one of the group realized the restless aged coldain was on track. It may pop instead, and it drops the pendant as well for the last step. The emote for it popping said something a low moan. That being said, the locs above for step one and step 4 are correct. The two I posted for steps 2 and 3 are the correct ones. Good luck!
3rd loc
# Dec 29 2019 at 3:03 PM Rating: Good
71 posts
910, 11
2nd step loc
# Dec 29 2019 at 2:57 PM Rating: Good
71 posts
1499, -12
2nd step loc
# Jan 01 2020 at 11:59 AM Rating: Excellent
tul wrote:
910, 11

tul wrote:
1499, -12

I'm wondering if these locations are random each time this task is ran.
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2nd step loc
# Jan 07 2020 at 7:43 PM Rating: Good
71 posts
It might be random, to a point. Did task again and step 2 was UD near 1465, -40.
2nd step loc
# Jan 07 2020 at 7:48 PM Rating: Good
71 posts
Third loc worked fine at 910, 11.
do the points change
# Dec 21 2019 at 4:16 AM Rating: Decent
Done this a few times - before and after the patch - but this time I don't seem to be able to find stage 3 point at all.
Step 5
# Dec 19 2019 at 8:00 PM Rating: Good
6 posts
For step 5 , it was a rabid tundra kodiak and spawned around -951, 793.
Ada Mom Locs
# Dec 19 2019 at 2:29 PM Rating: Good
4 posts
This is the corrected locs for the map file eastwastestwo_3
the last set was all wrong - i also added the second way to do it killing a_rabid_tundra_kodiak

Ill try and get the locs a bit closer next time i run it

P 1760, -1700, -19, 0, 0, 240, 3, 1_ADA_MOM
P 0, -1478, -31, 0, 0, 240, 3, 2_ADA_MOM
P 0, -800, 15, 0, 0, 240, 3, 3_ADA_MOM
P 800, 400, -19, 0, 0, 240, 3, 4_ADA_MOM
P -200, 400, -19, 0, 0, 240, 3, 5a_a_restless_aged_coldain
P -800, 1000, -19, 0, 0, 240, 3, 5b_a_rabid_tundra_kodiak

Edited, Dec 21st 2019 6:17pm by RodneyMay

Edited, Dec 21st 2019 6:25pm by RodneyMay

Edited, Dec 21st 2019 7:07pm by RodneyMay
step 2
# Dec 19 2019 at 1:21 PM Rating: Good
138 posts
Take the shortest path to Thurgadin from Ada's last post 0/1 The Eastern Wastes

But - Thurg is in GD. Running to GD zone line I get no update. Anyone know how to complete this step?
step 2
# Nov 08 2021 at 9:24 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
You CAN'T BE LEVITATING! That was part of the trick. Invis is fine.

I found it at 1792, -1093
step 2
# Nov 08 2021 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
This is the step that's killing me. I've tried so many different locs posted on multiple websites.
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