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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Tradeskill
Journal Level 80 (Tier 9)
Journal Difficulty Heroic
Starting Zone The Village of Shin more
How to Start Hail Madria Varas at Outsiders' Landing-87, 3, 105 ) Copy
part of: Tradeskill Timeline
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This is an unlimited repeatable quest. There are four different tradeskill missions offered by Madria Varas and you can complete them as many times as you wish. However, she will only offer you a new quest approximately every hour. The tradeskill zones are persistent instances and you are subject to the minimum duration timers for each instance. In practical terms, this means you can only do each quest once every 90 minutes. One exception is The Shipyard Cove instance, which has a minimum duration of 18 hours (this is most likely an oversight on the part of the developers).

  • These quests can be completed in a group, but there is no combat and can be done solo.
  • No harvested materials or fuels are required. Everything you need is provided in the instance.
  • The Mass Production tradeskill prestige ability can be used to complete this quest quickly.


  • In order to complete this quest you have to travel to The Clockwork Workshop in Steamfont Mountains. Click a gear on the ground (labeled Clockwork Workshop Access Hatch) at ( -549, 171, 1047 ) Copy in Gnomeland Security Headquarters. For speedy travel to Gnomeland Security Headquarters and back, buy charms from the NPC, Koros Splinterlimb, in the Isle of Mara. He sells single-use, swift travel charms called Mission Stone of Steamfont and Return to Mara for 6g each. One will take you to the entrance of the tradeskill instance and the other will take you back to the docks of Isle of Mara.
  • Once inside, you will hail Cuthbert Cogsworthy and take the subquest, Clockwork Components. You have the option to complete this subquest a total of 4 times if you choose. Turning it in 4 times is only advantageous if you still need/want the tradeskill XP you get from turning in quests. To determine if you are better served by completing the subquest each time, read the time saving tips below. Your tradeskill level and whether you are working on this mission as a group or solo will effect your decision to hail Cuthbert Cogsworthy only once for the subquest, make all of the items before you turn in the subquest one time (to complete the main quest automatically) or if you should take her subquest 4 times and turn in the items he asks for in rounds.
  • The recipe book is on the table beside him; click it and scribe it before you begin crafting.
  • Click on the paper next to him and keep Cuthbert Cogsworthy's list of items that appears on your screen open, until everything is complete; doing so makes it easier to search for the recipes at each table. The list will show that you need to make 3 of each item, but more can be made to speed up the entire process. (See time saving tips below.)
  • All materials needed to complete this subquest are located within the zone. Gather them by clicking objects (barrels, boxes, etc.) near crafting stations. Gather more than you need to complete one round of the subquest.
  • To complete the subquest you will be asked to make 3 items on Cuthbert Cogsworthy's list. If you hail Cuthbert Cogsworthy and take the subquest 4 times, you will end up making 12 of each item on his list. His list asks for 9 different items. While this task can be carried out in this manner, there are ways to speed up the process considerably.
  • You only need to get the subquest from Cuthbert Cogsworthy once. Create at least 12 of each item in the list and then hail him to complete the quest. He will accept all of the completed items and construction will begin. It will take some time, because it still goes through each phase of the construction process.
  • Time saving tips for solo and group missions:
  • It is recommended you complete all the items at once. Completing the subquest does not grant additional tradeskill experience. You are only awarded experience for creating all of the items and completing the quest. There is no advantage to completing the subquest four times.
  • Because the difficulty of making the items is much greater at lower levels, the ideal group for this special zone is best suited to have at least one artisan from the following tradeskill subclasses: Outfitter, Craftsman, and Scholar.
  • Within these crafting instances Mass Production, a Tradeskill Prestige ability, or the item The Hand of the Maker can be used to make multiple items at one time. With mass production, these can be made in multiples of 5 or 15 at once. To complete the main quest and the subquest, 12 of each item on Cuthbert Cogsworthy's list is required, but making more than needed is considerably fast compared to making each item one at a time and picking up and turning in the subquest in several rounds that asks for multiples of 3.
  • When you have all of the items made, then hail him and turn in the subquest. You'll notice that if you click the list of needed items next to him again, you will see negative numbers for each item, meaning that you have completed all of the items. Sit back and watch the Epic 100x4 robot have a death match. Once your creation is victorious, a treasure chest will drop near the defeated clockwork on the ground floor. The entire quest (including the main quest from the Isle of Mara) will auto-complete.

Materials Needed[]

All materials (including fuel) are harvested within the zone. The numbers in the parenthesis are the amounts needed if you plan to use Mass Production to craft 15 of each item.

  • 108 (135) reused oil is harvested from a barrel of old grease at ( 250, 4, 6 ) Copy
  • 48 (60) a grease stained cloth is harvested from a crate of greasy old rags located at ( 250, 4, 5 ) Copy
  • 216 (270) highly explosive fuel is harvested from a mining cart filled with fuel located at ( 234, 4, -6 ) Copy
  • 48 (60) splintered lumber is harvested from a chest full of scrap lumber located at ( 234, 4, -6 ) Copy
  • 120 (150) twisted ingot is harvested from a chest full of twisted metal located at ( 225, 4, -8 ) Copy

Item Name (Tradeskill Table Used) (Ideal Tradeskill Class to Make Each Item)

  • Metal Blade (made at Forge) (Metalworking / Weaponsmith)
  • Metal Cladding (made at Forge) (Metal Shaping / Armorer)
  • Wire Gizmo (made at Forge) (Sculpting / Carpenter)
  • Electroconductive Fluid (made at Chemistry Table) (Chemistry / Alchemist)
  • Pulley Mechanism (made at Work Bench) (Artificing / Jeweler)
  • Control Instruction Scroll (made at Engraved Desk) (Scribing / Sage)
  • Gear Lever (made at Woodworking Table) (Fletching / Woodworker)
  • Lubricating Grease (made at Stove & Keg) (Artistry / Provisioner)
  • Pulley Rope (made at Sewing Table & Mannequin) (Tailoring / Tailor)


Exquisite Chest[]

Note: The chest drops near the defeated clockwork, on the bottom floor.

Up to 5 items from the following list:

  1. Always 1 Artisan jewelry item from one of the following sets:
  2. Possibly one of the following tradeskill items:
  3. Possibly one of the following recipe books:
  4. Possibly one of the following Tier 9 Rares:
  5. Possible 1 Far Seas Trading Company Token