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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Heritage  (AA)
Journal Level 25 (Tier 3)
Journal Difficulty Heroic
Starting Zone Antonica more
How to Start Speak with Hwal Rucksif in Antonica at The Keep of the Ardent Needle. ( -559, -12, -316 ) Copy EQ2MAP POI
part of: Heritage Quests Timeline
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Reinforcing a Relic

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  • You must be at least level 20 to receive this quest.


  1. Harvest 15 iron clusters and 15 severed maple.
    • Both harvesting nodes can an be found in Antonica, the same zone as the quest giver.
    • Must be harvested by the quester.
      • If accidentally deleted, the player may replace them at the broker and still get credit.
    • If player is on the quest, A Gathering Obsession, Part II, this step will not update until the player has harvested the required items for A Gathering Obsession, Part II.
  2. Return to Hwal Rucksif with the harvested items in your inventory.
  3. Venture to the following three locations and collect the required items: (updates are group updates, not objects)
  4. Return to Hwal Rucksif.
  5. Return to Blackburrow and obtain beer from the The Blackburrow Brewery at ( 21, -40, 61 ) Copy on Level III.
    • While there are three entrances to Blackburrow from Antonica, the closest entrance to the Brewery is the "secret" entrance at ( -1111, -33, 1061 ) Copy. Getting to this entrance requires a short underwater swim at a small cave ( -1023, -41, 1177 ) Copy. Once inside Blackburrow, follow the tunnel and just as it opens up you'll see some brown kegs stacked three-high. Select the top keg for the update.
  6. Return to Hwal Rucksif.
  7. Travel to The Bells of Vhalen in Antonica at ( -1300, 39, 47 ) Copy EQ2MAP POI to release Hwal's grandfather from the family curse. Click the manhole cover on the floor of the tower to enter a one-room instance called Garanel's Resting Place whose sole occupant is the ghost of Garanel Rucksif.
  8. Return to Hwal Rucksif.
  9. Obtain two items from the The Thundering Steppes:
    • Leather from a mature antelope, found by the Antonica Station Griffen Tower around ( 191, 2, -831 ) Copy or around ( 74, -2, 1245 ) Copy EQ2MAP POI, ( 184, 1, 1330 ) Copy or ( 406, 12, -509 ) Copy.
      • Most of the monsters at these locations place-hold for each other, so if a mature antelope isn't up, then keep clearing creatures in these areas and one will eventually spawn.
    • A steel bar from a Firerock scout, found around ( 895, -1, 531 ) Copy, ( 300, -1, 679 ) Copy or ( 913, -1, 541 ) Copy.
  10. Take the supplies to Minty Frostbeard in The Village of Thundermist in The Thundering Steppes at ( 597, 2, -145 ) Copy EQ2MAP POI.
  11. Return to Minty Frostbeard one Norrathian day later (72 minutes real-time) to retrieve the boots.
    • Even after a Norrathian day expires, the player may need to rezone or relog to get Minty to update her quest status.
  12. Return to Hwal Rucksif, who will take the new boots and give you his old boots as a reward.