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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Shimmering Citadel
Journal Level 58 (Tier 6)
Journal Difficulty Solo
Starting Zone Shimmering Citadel more
How to Start Examine The Handcrafted Music Box received from Kedar the Curator
Preceded by:
The Master's Museum
Followed by:

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  • Locate the scarabs: (I don't think all locations are listed. If you find more/can add more detail to the locations, please do so)
    • Amber scarab (in Shimmering Citadel)
      • ( -45, 80, 55 ) /waypoint -45, 80, 55: Under a purple tent after the short drop down from the zone-in in to Shimmering Citadel
      • ( -30, 79, 6 ) /waypoint -30, 79, 6: Northwest of the tent near a group of 3 Kaentrik
      • In the room that Kedar the Curator is in
      • In the fountain in the courtyard ( 137, 143, -19 ) /waypoint 137.43, 142.70, -18.67
      • ( 128, 91, -117 ) /waypoint 128, 91, -117: In the undead naga area
    • Golden scarab (in Poet's Palace)
      • First floor, north side near the entrance wall.
      • First floor, in the second room with books near pillows and a wall mirror.
    • Azure scarab (in Poet's Palace)
      • In room with Nhjela the Mad Poet
      • In one of the scarab ring event rooms
        • This scarab is the same color as the blue tiles in the floor. It is very hard to see if it is on one of those tiles.
      • Can also be found ANYWHERE on floor. Found one at ( -3, 227, -87 ) /waypoint -2.7, 227, -87.2
        • Note: There may be a Blue/Lapiz scarab instead of an Azure scarab. This does not give an update.
    • Fire opal scarab (in Poet's Palace)
      • ( -75, 300, -15 ) /waypoint -75, 300, -15: On the fourth floor in the room with the Keeper of Silence
      • on the fourth floor in the room with a Creature of Beauty, behind creature near the wall
      • ( -46, 314, 17 ) /waypoint -46, 314, 17: on the fourth floor in the Djinn Master room
  • When you have all four scarabs, examine the music box. You are now given an option to put in the scarabs in a certain order. The order decides which of the five rewards you will get.
Scarab Sequence by Music Box
MusicboxStart withNext SequenceFinal Sequence
Brusco's Boastful Musicbox Golden ScarabAmber Gold, Azure, Firenone
Kazumi's Preserved Musicbox Amber ScarabGold, Azure, FireAmber, Gold Azure, Fire
Kelkarn's Haunting Musicbox Azure ScarabFire, Amber, Gold, AzureAzure, Gold, Amber, Fire
Rizlona's Fiery Musicbox [start beetle needed][sequence needed][sequence needed]
Selo's Rhythmic Musicbox Fire Opal ScarabFire, Amber, Gold, AzureAmber, Gold, Azure, Fire
Xobcisum Gnicudni Ytinasni S'narris Amber ScarabAzure, Fire, Amber, GoldAmber Gold, Azure, Fire



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