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EverQuest II Instanced Zone Information
Introduced Tears of Veeshan
Level Range 95
Zone in from Vesspyr Isles
Parent Zone None
Difficulty Solo-Group
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  • The High Keep zone-in is on Karak Peak in Vesspyr Isles. ( -314, 167, -584 ) /waypoint -314, 167, -584
  • High Keep has a 365% Critical Chance Debuff (Goblin Trickery).
  • It's recommended that you have 500 crit chance for this zone.


1st (Top) Floor

  • Clear all the goblins on the 1st (top) floor (click on their spirits after you kill them to update the quest Tears of Veeshan: Shattered Dreams).
  • Hail Lucky ( 0, -36, 10 ) /waypoint 0, -36, 10 to start the encounter.
    • At around 75% health, Lucky announces, "Did I mention I have friends?" Three goblin adds spawn (Pickclaw bungler and hoarders).
    • At around 65% health, Lucky says, "Come on Pickclaws! Help me out here!" Again, three goblins spawn.
    • Lucky may stoneskin periodically, making him unattackable. You may wish to avoid killing the Pickclaw hoarders) to prevent this. If you have a lot of DPS, you may burn the adds down too fast for this to ever happen.
  • Go to the Noble's Residency and go down the ladder ( -32, -36, 44 ) /waypoint -32, -36, 44 to the Guest Apartments.

The Guest Apartments

  • Clear trash mobs.
  • Kill Purtog. ( -158, -56, 37 ) /waypoint -158, -56, 37
    • Purtog's disorderlies adds will spawn during the fight, heralded by Purtog saying "Gather 'round everyone! Gather 'round!".
    • The disorderlies do a power drain that increases with range. Fight close to the adds: Purtog says, "Don't let 'em get near ya disorderlies! Dese ones means bizness!"
    • The disorderlies are non-attackable until you get very close to them. Fight them one at a time after they spawn until they're all gone. If you hurt Purtog too much while they're up, all of them will activate and swarm you.
  • Go down the large staircase to the McCabe Archive.

The McCabe Archive

  • Clear trash mobs.
  • Kill Raknag. ( -60, -76, 87 ) /waypoint -60, -76, 87
    • Raknag will cast "circle" spells that form red, gold and blue circles on the ground. Move out of the circles to avoid damage.
    • Stand near the edge of a circle as he casts the next one to cause them to combine into a new colored circle. Combine this with a third cast and all circles will be removed.
    • If you are on the quest Tears of Veeshan: Shattered Dreams, go back to where you found Raknag and collect his spirit by clicking on it for the quest update.
  • Take the stairs on either side to the north to go down to The Great Hall of High Keep.

The Great Hall of High Keep

  • Clear trash mobs.
  • Kill Hammy. ( -127, -110, 89 ) /waypoint -127, -110, 89
    • Drag Hammy over to the sparkling boxes, then target and break the box. Some of the boxes contain an escaped swine, while others will have a bear trap.
    • Hammy must be very close for a broken box before the player can break the box, or for a trap to affect him.
    • Hammy needs to be hit by two traps to eliminate his Damage Reduction. After only one trap, he's still reducing all damage by 50%.
  • Proceed down the hallway to the east to The Grand Dining Room.

The Grand Dining Room

  • NOTE: Don't attack Hoblok ( -127, -110, -32 ) /waypoint -127, -110, -32 or all of the goblins in the room will add at once.
    • If you attack Hoblok then back out of the room into the hallway, only about 6 goblins will attack at first then 2 more will come for every 1 you kill until the room is empty.
  • Find General Graknus in the back room to the west, then slay him. ( -26, -110, -21 ) /waypoint -26, -110, -21
    • Adds will spawn during the fight.
    • Red text emotes from Graknus are critical.
      • Watch for "You have been targeted by Graknus!". Your chat window will display "My soldiers find your allies more lucrative. But can you pull them off in time? You have 20 seconds...".
      • Taunt soldiers away from your healer/allies or you will wipe.


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