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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Maldura  (AA)
Journal Level 100 (Tier 11)
Journal Difficulty Solo
Starting Zone Maldura: Algorithm For Destruction (Advanced Solo) more
How to Start Speak with Artificer Hodges ( -174, -2, 144 ) /waypoint -174.17, -1.53, 143.52.
part of: Terrors of Thalumbra Timeline
Preceded by:
Underdepths Saga: Zaphardt's Defenders
Followed by:

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Steps[edit | edit source]

  1. Speak to Artificer Hodges. Hodges may be found hiding behind a barrel ( -174, -2, 144 ) /waypoint -174.17, -1.53, 143.53 after killing Old Doclin in the Stone Mercantile District.
  2. Collect 5 empty flow-through phylacteries in the Stone Mercantile District near Artificer Hodges. (They look like yellow power cells.)

    a flow-through phylactery

  3. Acquire large Malduran crystal shards in the Alcove of Reason.
    1. Click on the shard container ( -87, 13, 178 ) /waypoint -87.22, 13.27, 177.95 to activate the spidermech defenders.

      shard container

    2. Kill all of the spidermech defenders to spawn X-O Arachmech. Loot the bodies if doing the Saga quest!
    3. Kill X-O Arachmech and loot an X-Electro-charged battery. (It's possible that X-O will fall below the terrain on it's death, especially if it's killed in the water, preventing the battery from being looted. If this happens, exit the instance and then re-enter to receive a new battery)
    4. Insert the X-Electro-charged battery into the shard container to receive the large Malduran crystal shards.
  4. Kill Stonerend.
    1. Go downstairs to the Waterworks: Aquifer Pumping Station ( 52, -7, 165 ) /waypoint 51.92, -6.84, 164.59.
    2. Immobilize Stonerend by killing any three of the four Dark Gears summoners. These necromancers start out non-aggro. Do not cast anything on the named, singular focus is your friend.
    3. Stay clear of the named, wait for a white circle to appear, then run to it and click to place a crystal shard there. Run out, and allow Stonerend to crush the crystals. He will take 20% damage each time, the 5th time you do that the remaining Dark Gear Summoner will attack you, kill him and Stonerend will fall apart.
  5. Fill the phylacteries.
    • Collect the shattered crystals by clicking on the crushed crystal shards.

      crushed crystal shards

    • Collect the blood from a dead Dark Gears summoner by clicking on it.

      a dead Dark Gears summoner

  6. Go back upstairs and destroy Black Bolt's force shield.
    1. Place the 5 phylacteries at marked places along the the bottom of the shield.

      Place the filled phylactery

    2. Once all 5 are placed, the quest is finished and you can kill the 3 undead mobs:

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