Permafrost Keep

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Home to the ice dragon herself, Lady Vox, Permafrost Keep is one of the most dangerous dungeons on Antonica. With hidden traps, a maze of caverns, giants and goblins at every turn... there are countless ways you could meet an icy grave here in Permafrost.

Note: For the higher level revamp version of this zone (available only in special events - usually branded as "Hardcore Heritage", running several weeks in the spring and/or summer), click here.
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5-8-2018 Test Patch Notes
# May 13 2018 at 12:29 PM Rating: Excellent
- Varied up the names of ice goblins in many instanced versions of Permafrost to prevent a situation where some goblins could fail to spawn when there were too many named the same thing.
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Permafrost Changes
# Mar 11 2018 at 2:53 PM Rating: Excellent
Prathun had posted this on the dgcissuetracker site.

Restricted the 2 Jaggedpine spawns in the zone until the launch of PoP.

There can only be 100 NPCs with the same name up at the same time in a zone, which is what's preventing spawns from sometimes respawning when killed. There are easily more than 100 an_ice_goblin NPCs up at any given time, so that explains that. Varied up the names of the different leveled goblins to prevent this from happening. It's not Classic(tm), but at least it'll work correctly.

In addition, there were a handful of NPCs that had 4.8h respawn times that were probably in error, so reduced them down to the same general respawn time as the rest of the basepop. Giants still have long respawns.
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Summoned out of the Zone
# Oct 28 2012 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
ok so these words come on my chat box in yellow saying You Have Been Summoned, and then I get teleported into everfrost peaks, Any Idea why?
Summoned out of the Zone
# Oct 28 2012 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
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You aggroed Vox.
Raid Expedition
# Jul 01 2011 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
169 posts
IF you click on the door inside of Vox's Lair you can get the Lady Vox's Lair expedition. I zoned in staring at her. Yellow to 90 raid tag. Someone go have fun with her and post the info :P

I actually attacked to investigate. She hits for 20k+. Have fun!!

Edited, Jul 1st 2011 10:51pm by hexxedmriswith
Note to all Drakkins
# Jan 27 2008 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
Silverwing crystal
# Jan 15 2008 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been thru Permafrost several times on different toons, xp'ing and farming Diamond Dust. The only time I have seen the crystal for the Silverwing quest drop is from what I believe is a spawned mob an elite Honor guard I think is the name. Luckily the crystals are tradeable. This mob was in the area just down the hill from Greshvoule, where the sage is.
Where have all the radiant shards gone...
# Dec 03 2007 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
I spent 3 hours looking for the Silverwing item and the previous items shard. I only found one shards. Seems to be a bit sparse on the drop rate.

I was mainly in the area where Greshvoule is and the area before the large open area where the elites and IGs are. This may have been the problem.
# Nov 02 2007 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
If you are thinking about heading over to this zone for fast XP, forget it, you will end up loosing more than gaining. First off the Goblins run, some at 50% others between 20% and 50%. When one runs, the whole zone is coming, you can count on it. Took my 29 Necro down here because while in the MM Hot Zone she looted a Silverwing Loop. Ear slot item with AC +8 HP/Mana/End +15 Str/Int/Wis +5 and fire/cold +3 Req lvl 20. Upon looting it she got a quest, which had her seeking out Aiden Silverwing in Crescent Reach, who btw is up on the hill over by the dragons. Quest had her heading over to Permafrost Keep, which I took to be this zone according to the maps, anyway. As rough is it went, with every gobbie banging away at her, she got the Named Barbarian Gustoff or something. 30 minutes latter nothing but corpses littering the the hallway. XP gained, about two yellows, could have done the same with out the trains in MM.

After the slice and dice it took a while to loot all the corpses, and I didn't find the item I needed for the quest. But did find another Questing loot, Silverwing Circlet finger slot AC +10 HP +20 Mand/End +15 Sta/AGI/Dex +4 Cold +3 Disease +5 and again a quest to go see the same guy in CR.

Continued down into the zone trying to find more mobs and eventually found a Red Giant, who had to be dropped by the 58 Cleric following her around. Giant ran and pulled some Giant Spiders who killed the Necro. Trying to get back to the corpse for the Rez the Cleric fell into a hole full of Giant Polar Bears, Giant Spiders and Giant Dire Wolves, Dropped three before she succumbed to battle related injuries...dual rez in GL quickly followed.

So Lesson learned is,

***The watch quests are now some kind of Hot Zone excursion quests with looted stat items, and the Lvl 25 Hot Zone is seriously under conned and brutal when it comes to add's.**** Just ran by the watch quest guy in PoK, so maybe the watch quests are still active for the other zones.

Edited, Nov 2nd 2007 5:44pm by Ranvaranai

Edited, Dec 10th 2007 11:58am by Ranvaranai
# Jan 09 2008 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
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When you see James the Watchmaker in PoK he will tell you where to go for the gears/rod for each quest. I recently started a new toon and have found that the quests send you to the previous hot zones. I am on the combine server, but I can't imagine it would be any different on the reg servers.
# Feb 04 2008 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
k, ya, a few days latter I stumbled upon the watchmaker in PoK, he is still handing out those quests but I have yet to do check to see if they are still dropping. I did return some time latter with a newer toon and walla, got what I needed in about 30 minutes plus I found an aug that dropped as well:

Req Lvl 25
Mana 10
End 10

Edited, Feb 4th 2008 10:48pm by Ranvaranai
this sucks as a hot zone
# Oct 30 2007 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
i went here with my 24 ogre berzerker. most goblins conned gray with a few conning green.then outta nowhere a barbarian npc named Greshvoule starts bashing on me.he conned red and i had to run for the zoneline.never could get past him. and with everyone so preoccupied with that stupid card game getting a group to kill him is highly unlikely.the pok on the stromm server is a ghost town.
# Nov 21 2006 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
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As i didnt see anything on any ice giant, I will give you my experience, I had just now, as I tried to get some diamond dust from them.
I was in with my Lvl 63 Enchanter, and my Aeldorb animation, buffed with all I had. As fight started with them, I can only tell one: Tashanian landed, root landed time to time, Torment of Argli landed ... ANY OTHER SPELL WAS RESISTED!!! NO IMMUNITY ... JUST DAMN RESIST .... NO battlespeed reduction, NO Manaripping, NO Dot, NO DD, simply nothing!!!!!!
I was able to keep my animation alive for a few, but as they always came at least with 2, and then I couldnt eliminate the cleric .. well the thing was eaten ...
That was the most shocking, I ever realized in EQ .. they had been grey to lightblue for me ... and I couldnt do a thing!!!!!
Would appreciate further experience on that...
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Ayonae Ro (Tribunal)
# Jun 20 2007 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
228 posts
Hmm .. you mean some kinda bellycaster?

Gonna try the next time ... thx for the hint!
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Ayonae Ro (Tribunal)
# Jan 22 2007 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
you have to be in melee range to get any spells to stick, my slow was landing fine inside thier hit box :)

Gnaar Leeyh
58th shammie
what is the pop time on lady vox
# Apr 13 2006 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
what is the pop time on lady vox...i never knew her pop time
# Jul 04 2005 at 5:53 AM Rating: Default
Uhh gotta admit that it's never a good idea to let one of em ice giants get to flee.. before I could sneeze I had 5 of em on me and some magus, Gated with 2% hp left, and came to PoK dead. >_<
I underrestimated Permafrost!!
RE: ph34r
# Jul 16 2005 at 1:09 AM Rating: Decent
me and a group of 35-40s were in there last night and had the same prob...i told them to run (the big cheese in the group) and chanter gated. rest of the group stayed and i thought we were gonna die cuz the magus was nuking the crap and more out of me. suddenly the nukes stopped...i got a heal from shammy. magus was oom and now slowly beating on me. we destroyed the other 4 warrior type IGs while i held magus on me. then we started beating him down...slowly. entire group (including the monk) was well out of mana at the end but was an extremely fun fight after the magus went oom.
New "door"?
# Apr 13 2004 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
I was putzing around on my little Warrior in Perma, and noticed that near the fire room (the room before the flag room, about halfway between there and the Scout) there are two "locked" pieces of ice.

Well, I hopped on my main (who is a Rogue), and both pieces are pick-able, but they don't seem to do anything - or lead anywhere. There's an odd little thing on the ground under the first rock, which is revealed when it's opened, but I couldn't pick it up.

Any Rogues toyed around with this?
vox raid
# Aug 05 2003 at 3:59 PM Rating: Default
do me a favor... If you plan on leading a Vox raid at least know some sort of anything against her. had a open held raid today on luclin and i became the SA in the leaders group and he was asking me how to raid and kill vox. if you host a raid you should know a lil bit about the mob your trying to kill.... i shouldve left before we went in but... was a total wipe when we went in vox. before I get me vengence on her I will read up pretty hard on her... if anyone is on luclin server and is gonna raid vox... lemme know im always up for trying to extract the last bit of pride off her.

Doene Laforge
52 pally on luclin
Prickly pear
# May 26 2003 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
I have a sk on Tallon Zek that needs to get herself a prickly pear from this zone. Can anyone give me a strategy for getting this loot without a vox raid? hehe, i mean do i have to have a monk or are the spawns far enough apart, do i have to drop into these "pits" and if so do i need a port out, will i agro vox on the way? i have only been there for raids and dont know what any part of that area is actually like with one group or even just a few friends.. im lvl 50 atm and pretty much all of my hunting partners are 48-52. plz help me...this item is almost never for sale on my server and vox raids seem to be almost non-existant.
# Apr 21 2003 at 1:33 AM Rating: Decent
I have been snooping around this zone becuase I love the caverns!
Anyway, there are a few spots I would like to camp, but it seems that when i show up, the creature that belongs there is no where on my track!
Any idea on how to spawn these things? I hvae tried to kill the rooms and surrounding areas with no luck so far.
Barbarian in the Flag Room??
# Mar 13 2003 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone have any information on the barbarian that now stands in the Flag Room right alcove? He cons dubious and light blue at 50th lvl. He is making this room VERY difficult now, do to the fact that as soon as you aggro the nearest goblin to him, he jumps into the fight and starts pounding you. Considering that most of the other mobs in here in this room are mid-20's or less, it's a very strange place to stick this guy. Anyone know when he showed up or why? I didn't write down his name...starts tigh a G. I killed him and he dropped a no drop pouch of some sort. I'll get the name of him and the item and post it here.

Safe journeys.... ~ Kina
RE: Barbarian in the Flag Room??
# Mar 14 2003 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
Additional info, his name is Greshvoule, and drops a no drop - lore 'Pouch of Polished Jade Stones'. Haven't been able to find any additional information.

~ Kina
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about vox
# Oct 28 2002 at 12:59 AM Rating: Default
has anyone here ever killed lady vox yet?

Edited, Mon Oct 28 01:00:26 2002
# Aug 12 2002 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
Was using my 56 Cleric, 60 Druid ( to pull with ) and my 44 ( Dinged 45 while down there ) Warrior to kill IG's and Tent mobs. I was working through the giants first, then tents to actually reach the Pits. Noticed a mob on Track, The Ice Witch. NO CLUE What she's for, saw she was Dark Blue to my Druid Track List. My in game wife, Sueriana, 55 Druid, went to pick up a dear friend of ours Raventhorne ( THINK she was a 53 Rogue ) and our Guildie Dalamaretta ( AWESOME WIZARD WITH NON AGRO NUKE - Great legs too ). Upon their arrival, I went forth and buffed PoTG ( Seeing as 4 of the 6 were caster classes and PoTG gives Mana Regen ), Circle of Seasons, Resist Magic, RoTG ( Regrowth of the Grove ) and commenced pulling. After clearing the IG's and Tents there was nothing left to do but float down to the pits. Sueriana Foilage Shielded us and we dropped down. Once reaching the bottom I charmed a Polar Bear and had it kill a wolf encounter we first had. As I sat there I saw The Ice Witch in this cove straight back.
She was Dark Blue and Ready to Attack. We finished the Wolf and prepared for battle.
Athief pulled with Epic Snare, she nuked the crap out of Pant ( Probably due to being the lowest level ) but that's expected seeing as taunt is a hotkey anyway. She went down fairly easy, Sueriana DoT'ing, Dalamaretta Nuking, Raventhorne Backstabbing, Pant hitting, my Snare eating away at her and Nemisisof ( 56 cleric ) Healing those needing it. She dropped a Pure Caster Non Stat Scroll. Dalamaretta looted it. NO CLUE what it's for. No drop as well.
If anyone's seen her, killed her, heard of the Quest it belongs to or whatever... please send details... By the way, Injured Polar Bear drops a PLUS 5 WIS Shaman Only Weapon.
Vox Raid
# Aug 04 2002 at 8:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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I have a small template up for Vox Raiding. Perhaps of some value to those planning her death.

Edited, Mon Sep 9 22:32:24 2002
# Apr 09 2002 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Question on the frost totem that drops here how hard is it to get with a group and how much of a pain is it if things go wrong thanks
Unrefined Ore
# Feb 21 2002 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
I have found HQ ore and unrefined ore. Can you refine the ore? I know what to use the HQ ore for but not the other. Please help
RE: Unrefined Ore
# May 31 2002 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
Unrefined ore can be used to restock the HQ ore vendors. Info can be found at Click on the quests link there
ahh more info
# Dec 18 2001 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
Not raid on vox, just looking for place to go with high 20's low 30's...thought i should add that.
Poss Raid
# Dec 18 2001 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
My guild is thinking of a possible raid here. Any tips, comments etc would be welcome. Don't know too much about this place. Looking for stuff rather than exp. Thanks :)
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