Invading Ice  

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Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:100
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Money
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Era:Torment of Velious
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Group Size:Solo
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon Oct 28 01:44:15 2019
Modified: Thu Feb 20 21:22:52 2020
Torment of Velious Info & Guides: Overview | Progression & Task List | Raiding | Visible Armor



You can get this task from Andera Velmist in the dwarf fort in Crystal Caverns at +165, +473, -380 on the 2nd floor in the dwarf fort. Findable via Ctrl+F.

You say, 'Hail, Andera Velmist'

Andera Velmist says, 'Oh, thank Brell. Were you [sent] to us?'

You say, ' No one sent me.'

Andera Velmist says, 'Hrm. Well. I guess that's not important. If you got here through all of the creatures surrounding Froststone, you must be an able adventurer. That means you can help us solve our [problem].'

You say, ' Another dinky place with a dinky problem calling on adventures to help, but hey, I don't have anything better to do.'

Andera Velmist says, 'I'm not sure I like your attitude, but we do need help. Not too long ago, there was a massive noise, unlike anything we have heard. It resonated through the crystal of these caverns. And after that, the ice began to move. It isn't fast, but that doesn't matter because, well, it's ice! Ice shouldn't [move]!'

You say, ' Norrath is an amazing place, but yes, ice that moves is weird.'

Andera Velmist says, 'Yeah. Creepy. We're afraid that it will grow and take over if we don't do something about this. If your [willing] to assist, we'll start by helping Roderick. Keep your eyes open; I'll want to know if you see anything odd about the creatures you kill for him.'

You say, ' Yeah Yeah. I'm willing.'

You have been assigned the task 'Invading Ice'.

Andera Velmist says, 'Good. Thank you.'



Andera Velmist is concerned about the moving ice. Help her see if Froststone can do something to get rid of the ice.

Assist Roderic Coldheart to examine the effects of the ice on the creatures besieging Froststone.


  • 1. Assist Roderick Coldheart with the task Crystal Geonids 0/1 (ALL)

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  • 2. Assist Roderick Coldheart with the task Crystal Terrors 0/1 (ALL)

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  • 3. Assist Roderick Coldheart with the task Crystal Spiders 0/1 (ALL)

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  • 4. Report anything [interesting] you found while assisting Roderick 0/1 Crystal Caverns

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    You say, 'Yes, there were some interesting things.'

    Andera Velmist says, 'Good. Good. So tell me about the [geonid].

    You say, 'The geonid are acting a bit weird. While they fight back, they don't seem to have the same spark or care that I've seen from geonid before.'

    Andera Velmist says, 'That is odd and something to consider. Maybe the ice is doing something to them. What about the [terrors]?

    You say, 'The terrors are violent and territorial, but that seems normal.'

    Andera Velmist says, 'At least something is normal. And, as I'm sure you've guessed, I'd like you to tell me about the [spiders].

    You say, 'Now there is an issue. The spiders are no longer alive. That ice has infused their bodies and is animating them. The creepy factor is tenfold because they still act like spiders, but slightly off. It's distrubing.

    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.

    Andera Velmist says, 'Thank you. I'll consider what this means. I'll likely ask you to do more research, but something's come to my attention. Well, I knew it, but Cassia reminded me. We are in dire need of supplies. Go help Cassia.'


  • 5. Assist Cassia Gemshard 0/1 (ALL)

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    Complete the Supply Run quest for Cassia.


  • 6. Speak with Andera Velmist 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

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    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.

    Andera Velmist says, 'Thank you. We'll be able to keep going for a while longer. I've had a thought about what to do next. Get some spider eggs. Their young will be a good barometer of the problem.'


  • 7. Spider Eggs 0/1 (ALL)

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    You have been assigned the task 'Spider Eggs'.

    Search for Spider Eggs


  • 8. Deliver Spider Eggs 0/1 Crystal Caverns

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    Andera Velmist says, 'I don't see [any spider eggs]. Did you find any?'

    You say, 'I did not find any spider eggs. Do you like sending adventurers on wild goose chases?'

    Your task, 'Invading Ice' has been updated.

    Andera Velmist says, 'Well. It wasn't my intention to send you on a pointless errand. And, the fact that there are no eggs is information. The more knowledge we accumulate, the better off we'll be. Since they keep duplicating, but they are not laying eggs, the spiders themselves may tell us what we need to know. So, go [capture a spider] alive, undead, or whatever. Bring it to the empty room on the upper level to the south.'


  • 9. Bring a live spider to the empty room, on the upper level to the south 0/1 Crystal Caverns

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    You say, 'How do I capture a spider?'

    Andera Velmist says, 'How should I know? You're the adventuring type. But, maybe someone here in Froststone can help you. You'll probably need something to stun it and a harness to keep it from attacking you while you drag it here.'

    Head over to Hursa Brightsteel (under the banker) and request her task Spider Harness

    Once you've obtained the harness, head back to Roderick and tell him 'I need to help Andera'. Crystal Glue will appear on your cursor.

    Go find a spider and DPS it to under 20%, then right-click the Crystal Glue on it, then right-click the Spider Harness on it, then bring it to the empty room above Grabble Coldheart.


    The glue binds the spiders joints. It looks less agile.
    You captured a spider!


    Upon bringing the spider to the empty room:
    You tie the lead to a box.

    Your task 'Invading 'Ice' has been updated


  • 10. Speak with Andera Velmist 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

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    You say, 'Hail, Andera Velmist'

    Andera Velmist says, 'Good. I'll get to studying the spider you provided. It will also be useful to see why the terrors are not affected. So please [capture a terror]. Please the terror in the west room on the upper floor.'

    You say, 'Fine. I'll capture a terror. It would have been nice to do both at once!

    Again, head to Hursa Brightsteel and metion you must 'Capture a terror'. She will give you 'Crystal Terror Capture Harness

    You say, 'Capture a terror.'

    Hursa Brightsteel says, 'A terror now? Well. I'd try this harness. You'll probably want to weaken them before you try and place it. Good luck.'

    Now go DPS a terror to below 20% and bring it to the west room on the upper floor.

    You tie the lead to a box.

    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.


  • 11. Speak with Andera Velmist 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

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    You say, 'Hail, Andera Velmist'.

    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.

    Andera Velmist says, 'So you said that the geonids are acting strange. Particularly passive. See if you can ask them about the ice and get a coherent answer.'


  • 12. Speak with a geonid about [moving ice] 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

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    You say, 'Moving ice.'

    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.

    A geonid says, 'Ice is cold. Cold not bad. But ice not ice. Squirming. Tickles. Good. Bad. Not sure. Taste. But like water. Water near out. Water make cooler.


  • 13. Collect a sample of Moving Ice 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

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    Head down to cave past the lake with the broken bridge, to the triple split of spiders, terrors, and geonids. Stand just at the geonid entrance to receive task update and a piece of Moving Ice is placed on your cursor.

    You use your weapon to break off a piece of moving ice.

    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.


  • 14. Deliver 1 Moving Ice to a geonid

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    Turn-in the Moving Ice to any geonid.

    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.


  • 15. Kill 2 geonid fragment 0/2 (Crystal Caverns)

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    2x A geonid fragment (lvl 99) spawn. Kill for update.

    You have been given: Rock Dust Coated Moving Ice

    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.


  • 16. Report your findings to Andera Velmist 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

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    You say, 'Hail Andera Velmist.'

    Andera Velmist says, 'So. What did you [find out] from the geonid?

    You say, 'I found out that you should not feed geonid the moving ice.'

    Andera Velmist says, 'So what happened? Did it [attack you]?'

    You say, 'Not really. It didn't attack me. Instead, it vomited the ice back up; its arms fell off. Then the arms turned into tiiny geonid that attacked! In the meantime, its arms grew back.'

    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.

    Andera Velmist says, 'That is odd behavior, but it's all adding up. Give Hursa Brighsteel the moving ice and see what she can make from it.'


  • 17. Deliever 1 Rock Dust Coated Moving Ice to Hursa Brightsteel 0/1 (Crystal Caverns

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    You have been given: Sympathetic Ice

    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.

    Hursa Brighsteel says, 'Yes. This is interesting. I've been listening to your conversations with Andera, and, now that I see this ice, I think the geonid imparted something to it. With my study on the spider and the terror, I can envision something that might help. It won't get rid of the moving ice, but it may stop the ice from advancing any further. It will give us time to find a more permanent solution. With that in mind, take this and use it on the ice at the end of the stone near Evercold.'


  • 18. Use Resonating Ice at the end of the stone near Guard Evercold 0/1 (Crystal Caverns

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    Head over by Guard Evercold (the entrance that leads to the lake). Just where the city ends and the icy part begins, click the Resonating Ice.

    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.

    The ice shudders. While it's still moving, you think it's no longer growing.


  • 19. Report the results to Andera Velmist 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)

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    You say, 'Hail, Andera Velmist'

    Andera Velmist says, 'So. Did Hursa Brightsteel come up with a [solution]?

    You say, 'Yes. Her solution is a stopgap measure, but it seems to work.'

    Your task 'Invading Ice' has been updated.

    Andera Velmist is grateful that you h ave given them a solution to combat the moving ice.

    Andera Velmist says, 'Oh, Thank Brell. And thank you.'



    Reward(s):
    425 platinum
    You gain experience!
  • Submitted by: Gidono
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    Resetting the Geonid Fragment Step
    # Feb 16 2020 at 12:43 PM Rating: Good
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    94 posts
    If you fail to kill the two geonid fragments, just return to Andrea Velmist and hail her. She will give you an emote that allows you to reset the step. Saved me a lot of frustration when Daybreak said I would have to repeat the whole task.

    Hope this helps someone.

    Ozadar of Zek

    Edited, Feb 16th 2020 1:45pm by OzadarZek
    Buggy, a bit long, but not too bad.
    # Jan 28 2020 at 3:36 PM Rating: Good
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    A few notes 3-boxing this quest:

    It seems invis will indeed cause terrors/spiders following you to stop in their tracks and become completely unresponsive. You can get another item to capture them from the NPC who gave you the original. I went ahead and camped out and back in for good measure before trying to capture another, and the 2nd time worked fine. I also had to wait for almost 30 seconds after leaving a few of my terrors in the dust running through the tunnels, but they eventually showed up and the updates completed. The captured mobs follow much like pets - frantically running and warping to keep up with you (or at least with my bard).

    I had intended to test campfiring directly back to the empty rooms to avoid the logistics and excessive fighting required for 3 toons to capture and return 6 separate mobs without invisibility, but I found that this was not necessary. I found 3 spiderlings being fought by a guard on my way back out of town - one spiderling already near death - and all three of these worked for my updates. This required zero invis or fighting (though I did help the guard speed things up on the other two spiderlings) and can be done just inside/outside of Froststone's city limits. There are plenty of other spiders adjacent to the city's exits which should allow you to complete this step very quickly, without invis, and potentially without even fighting.

    For the terrors, there are mostly non-aggro geonids and maybe a few spiders in the way out to the lake/broken bridge - along with a patrolling guard who paths and fights spiders a bit down into the tunnel. After using invis and lev to access and cross the broken bridge area, I grabbed up 3 terrors, ran back over the broken bridge, and carefully ran the terrors back into town and up into the empty room (a very short run) without any aggro at all. All in all the quest is long and a bit buggy perhaps, but I did not find it overly complicated or difficult.
    BUGGED
    # Jan 24 2020 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
    3 posts
    I lost a spider in tow on one tune, he just suddenly stopped following, and then on another tune the same thing when bringing in a captured terror. No rhyme or reason, just bugged, been waiting on EQ to answer my request for help for amost 24 hours. Bummed
    Bug after capture
    # Jan 20 2020 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    Seems to be a bug after capturing any of them, then making yourself invis. (I used bard's AA invis which gives normal and IVU).
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