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The Deathly Scarab Hive

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EverQuest II Instanced Zone Information
Introduced Shattered Lands
Level Range 23-27
Zone in from The Crypt of Betrayal
Parent Zone None
Required Quest Forgotten Potion - Into the Hive
Difficulty Group
Failure Lockout none
Success Lockout 18 hours
Quests NPCs Monsters Names
Drops   POIs Discos

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  • The hive is laid out like a cross with the entry door in the south wing. The west, north, and east wings are recessed pit areas with stairs down into them. The central area has a slightly raised circular area.
  • The south entry area had 4 non-linked deathly scarabs.
  • The west, north, and east wings each had 3-5 linked deathly scarab workers.
  • The central area has 4 non-attackable named scarabs spread out in the corners:


  • The four named guardian scarabs will not become attackable until you walk onto the raised circular area in the central area. Once all four are killed, Queen Ankhestara will spawn.
  • The success lockout starts as soon as one of the named guardian scarabs is killed.