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EverQuest II Instanced Zone Information
Introduced Desert of Flames
Level Range 55 - 60
Access Quest Court of Truth: Confrontation
Zone in from Maj'Dul
Parent Zone Court of Truth
Difficulty Group
Failure Lockout none
Success Lockout 90 minutes
Quests NPCs Monsters Names
Drops   POIs Discos

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General information[]

Accessed via the main door to Court of Truth after completing the access quest. After the access quest has been completed, the instance can be entered freely.

Killing the boss sphinx of the zone awards Ishara's piece of a broken medallion as body loot. This medallion piece is needed for the quest The Courts of Maj'Dul: Of Fate and Destiny.

Progression through the zone[]

When you enter the zone, there will be three non-attackable Coin guards in front of the door. These guards will turn attackable (lvl 56^^) as you get closer to them. To the right in a little side room there is a lvl 55^^^ cyclops which can be skipped.

After killing the guards there is a group of 4 lvl 55^ goblins in the next room, and after that a 56^^^ sabertooth in the same room.

To the left from this room you will find stairs. At the top of the stairs and down the way there are several groups of ^^ guards, and a single ^^^ monkey at the bottom.

At the bottom in the large room you will find Altairenanhk, an aggro level 57^^^ sphinx.

Sphinx mechanics[]

The boss of the zone is Altairenanhk. When you get it to 80% health, it will depop and repop as a non-attackable NPC. A random player in zone will be chosen, declared by Charactername has been chosen.

The player who has been chosen will have to stay relatively close to the NPC and answer the question it asks. The questions are riddles, with dialogue options as answers to choose from.

The right answer is followed by the text response Success is rewarded. Taking too long to answer (about 15 seconds) or picking the incorrect answers results in Failure is punished. Success means the sphinx will repop as attackable at 80% health. Failure results in the sphinx repopping at 100% health with some adds.

After each successive riddle, you must damage the sphinx an additional 20% from the previous attempt. Each riddle (HP threshold) of the sphinx will also drop a chest. After four riddles (regardless or whether or not they were correctly answered) you can actually kill the sphinx and receive the medallion from its corpse.

Riddles and answers[]

Riddle Answer
A warrior amongst the flowers, he bears a thrusting sword. He uses it whenever he must to defend his golden hoard. a bumblebee
I can see but have no eyes, I can hear but have no ears, I can smell but have no nose, I am boundless but am confined, I can feel love, happiness, sorrow and pain but yet I feel nothing. What am I? The mind
I dance and breathe and can even deceive. I am not alive, yet watch how I thrive. Do not come too near or I will eat you my dear. What am I? Fire
I have two arms, but fingers none. I have two feet, but cannot run. I carry well, but I have found I carry best with my feet OFF the ground. What am I? a wheelbarrow
In what sport do the winners go backwards while losers go forward ? tug-of-war
Never ahead, ever behind, yet flying swiftly past; for a child, I last forever; for an adult, I'm gone too fast. What am I? Time
Never quite what I first seem to be. A mystery to all who examine me. Clues I have, for those with wit. A puzzle with pieces that cannot fit. a riddle
The man who buys it doesn't want it. The man who makes it doesn't use it. The man who uses it doesn't even know he's using it. What is it? a coffin
There is something that is nothing, but it has a name. It joins our walks; it joins our talks; it plays in every game. What is it? Your shadow
Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, Toothless bites, Mouthless mutters. wind
What animal begins on four feet, then walks on two feet, and finally walks on three feet? man
What flies when it's on and floats when it's off? a feather
What has eyes but cannot see? a potato
What has no legs but can stand up high,What has no cloak but can wear a hood? a snake
What is black when you buy it, red while you use it, and white when you are finished with it? Charcoal
What is everyone in the world doing the same? growing older
What is the beginning of eternity, and the end of time and space. The beginning of every place. E
What is too much for one, enough for two, but nothing at all for three? a secret
What question can you never answer "yes" to? Are you asleep?
What starts with "e" ends with "e" and contains only one letter? envelope