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EverQuest II Instanced Zone Information
Introduced LU60
Level Range 90+
Zone in from Eastern Wastes
Parent Zone None
Difficulty Group
Persistence 18 hours - 3 days
Quests NPCs Monsters Names
Drops   POIs Discos

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I zoned in to check the zone out and the first mob I met was a 95^^^ Heroic. Final mob is 95^^^ Ry'Gorr Herbalist. Very challenging. We had 2 of our group pull while the 3rd grab the green glowing item behind the alchemy table.

Heading back, where the spiders were previously, there are now several tentacle terrors. After killing these, the larger one becomes aggro: The Life leech.

On death, another cavern opens, and after killing a few more mobs the next named is Foreman Smason V, in a room with a chest embedded in the central crystal.

After that (another cavern opens on his defeat), there are several geonids. After killing the grapplers on the walls, a small bouncy pad appears in the centre of the opening - this pops you up into an area with the next named The Gem Collector.

After that a couple more Geonids, followed by a 'nearly crushed door'. Clicking the door breaks it down and lands you in well, more of the same. Large spiders 'Crystal hunters' and velium crawlers.

Then Queen Drachnia herself. I went in with with mercenary, and once transported behind a cobweb 'try to scratch off the cobwebs'- emote, was stuck and unable to cast/fight. mercenary took out the queen and I was free again - with a group, the cobwebs might be attackable from the other side?

The information below has been verified with in-game data and the information on this page is correct, even if it looks stupid or makes no sense.
Fact: The name of the zone is Crystal Caverns: Collapse.

I was able to get over the green crystal wall by using my gnomish springboots. From the right side facing the wall I jumped up the lowest crystal, made it the next one higher and then onto the one closest to the wall. From the top of that one, I was higher than the wall and able to float over.

However I never figured out how to work the teleport door, and I couldn't solo the herbalist or the gem collector so presumably that kept me from getting to Queen Drachina.--Donilla (talk) 01:40, May 12, 2013 (UTC)


Mostly you get white adorns around level 88 and level 80's masters if a rare exquisite chest drops. The Gem Collector gives the key to the shard chest (and 1 plat now, was around 14 plat before the nerf to plat chests), and a collectible (shiny). There are no random shiny's in the zone.