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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Hallmark
Journal Level 50 (Tier 6)
Journal Difficulty Heroic
Starting Zone Maiden's Gulch: Rescue of the Sage more
How to Start See below
part of: Prismatic Weapon Timeline
Preceded by:
Followed by:
Fire and Ice
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You must know Krombral, the Giants' language, in order to complete this quest.

Starting the Quest

  1. Approach the ravine in Lavastorm that leads to the entry to Maiden's Gulch and speak to Sebir the Historian-168, -10, -546 ) Copy who tells you about the sage who needs to be rescued.
  2. Enter Maiden's Gulch: Rescue of the Sage. (You must be minimum level 50 to bring your group into the zone.) The Entrance is at ( -194, -2, -351 ) Copy. Click the door and choose the correct instance to enter.
  3. Kill the Drakota Inquisitor and Vyr'drais the Vicious (51^^ Heroic) with 2 adds, and then hail The Sage of Ages on the platform behind him to start the quest.


  1. Once you've started the quest with the Sage, travel to the bottom of Solusek's Eye (sublevel 6, where translucent paths wind over the lava) and enter Nagafen's Lair. ( -202, -617, -198 ) Copy.
    • Hint: Check the Nagafen's Lair page for map walkthrough
    • Hint: If you have slowfall, jump down the extremely deep hole near the entrance of the zone. It will take you straight to the lowest level. Make sure you have the waypoint targeted as you can overshoot and die in the lava.
    • Note: to get to Nagafen's Lair you will need to take a lift to the third floor ( -325, -595, 187 ) Copy in the Giant Apartments. It may appear that you can only travel up to the second floor, so to get to the third floor open the door once you arrive at the second floor and hit the "up" option on the triangular button just inside the door. Then hustle back onto the lift since there is a short delay before the lift moves up to the third floor. There will be a one-way ledge at ( -103, -614, -292 ) Copy followed by the Oratorium of Thyr. (This instance is not required for the quest, but must be completed unless you have the assistance of someone with access to the deserted version.)
    • Hint: Target Lord Thyr then hit H to hail him. Defeat Lord Thyr and then use the door behind him. Then follow the path to the gong and click it to enter Nagafen's Lair.
  2. Speak to Majordomo Inferinus who tells you that you need to learn the Elder Dragon language to be able to speak with Lord Nagafen.
  3. Return to The Sage of Ages in Antonica on the top floor of the Tower of the Oracles-1030, 14, -618 ) Copy. If he disappears or is not there, leave and re-enter the tower again. He tells you that you need to find 26 translated runes of Elder Dragon to learn the language.
  4. Gather the 26 runes: If this is your first character (on a given account) completing this quest, you must gather the 26 runes from their locations in the world, as listed below.
    • If you have already completed this quest on at least one character, you can transfer the heirloom tablet of the runes from completing the quest (which can be re-purchased at the Shady Swashbuckler on the Nektulos docks) through the shared bank. Examining this tablet will satisfy this step.
  5. Once you have all 26, speak to The Sage of Ages again in Antonica at ( -1030, 14, -618 ) Copy for your reward.

Locations of the runes

The runes are scattered all over the Shattered Lands (the zones originally available when the game launched).

To see or close the full list of rune locations, click:  


Translated Rune Zone Building/Area Location
Vee Qeynos Capitol District Concordium Tower Take the yellow teleporter up and head to the bottom. The scroll is under the stairs on the left. ( 698, 82, 127 ) Copy
Aerr Stormhold Library On a bookshelf across from the door on the opposite wall between tables, look for a book slightly out from the others. ( -127, -32, -140 ) Copy (You get access by clicking on a grate in the floor at ( 5, -26, -121 ) Copy on the second level down in Stormhold.)
Phar The Thundering Steppes Village of Thundermist A bag behind the merchant's counter in the house with the ambassador. ( 609, 0, -86 ) Copy
Shi Ruins of Varsoon Tome of Life's room The book with the blue spine on the east wall. ( 9, 4, 72 ) Copy (on "Center" map)
Mir Ruins of Varsoon Workshop of the Enchanter A scroll next to blue book. ( 256, -3, 133 ) Copy


Translated Rune Zone Building/Area Location
Gresh The Feerrott The Hidden Camp Go inside the tent behind Merchant Murgina and look up. The scroll is standing on its end next to the center pole up top. ( -149, 14, 187 ) Copy
Draedan The Feerrott Golgoth Bridge Under the west side, near the waterline. ( -342, -8, 490 ) Copy
Xak The Feerrott The Temple of Alliz On the lower level, atop a table next to a vase. ( -329, -5, 849 ) Copy
Rakta The Temple of Cazic-Thule Room next to The Pool of Dread Next to some small steps. ( -35, 0, 11 ) Copy
Trena The Temple of Cazic-Thule The Pool of Dread Next to some small steps. ( 3, -2, 6 ) Copy
Trana The Temple of Cazic-Thule Ux Uval's room Upon a table. ( 0, -12, -98 ) Copy


Translated Rune Zone Building/Area Location
Kyth Permafrost Main Level, Eastern side On top of Alangria's table, at the back left corner. ( -149, 4, -452 ) Copy
Vak Permafrost Main Level, Western side On top of the statue quest table. ( 160, 6, -432 ) Copy
Sissra Permafrost Lower level Under a table at the forge. ( 115, -35, -181 ) Copy


Translated Rune Zone Building/Area Location
Fen The City of Freeport Academy of Arcane Science In the upper level, the single book standing upright on the table near Savant Ka'im. ( 3, 7, -116 ) Copy See notes below for good toons entering Freeport safely.
Dar Fallen Gate Little Neriak On a table in the second house on the left. ( 168, 18, -84 ) Copy)
Vul Nektulos Forest The Citadel of Gul'thex In the rearmost right-hand tower (as you enter), a chest on the second floor under the stairs. ( 701, 10, -735 ) Copy

Instructions for getting good toons into Freeport safely for the Fen rune. There are four guards along the route, all level 45 Heroic, but invis worked on all of them.

1. From the Commonlands, head to the entrance of the Thieves Way just south of the main Freeport gate. ( -1245, -82, 121 ) Copy

2. Enter the Thieves Way. The entrance to Freeport North is across the room. Find a click-able grate in the wall. All four portals to the different districts of Freeport are in this room, so make sure you enter North Freeport. ( -123, 1, 50 ) Copy

3. Enter North Freeport. Follow the wall away from the sewer entrance until you see a ramp going upward to your right. Take the ramp. A guard stands at the bottom of the ramp.

4. The Academy of Arcane Science is at the top of ramp. There are two guards at the door of the academy, but no other potential attackers.

5. Enter the academy, turn left, and take the left elevator to the upper balcony.

6. There is one last skeleton guard standing watch up here, but if you keep to the ledge, you can get to the book without aggro. If using invis, it will break when you click on the book.

7. Get your rune from the book (red book standing on edge on the table) and port out.

Enchanted Lands

Translated Rune Zone Building/Area Location
Kor Runnyeye In the room with quest fairy Dyrilisia. Next to a banner, find a book under a plank. ( -72, 1, -95 ) Copy
Sev Runnyeye The Banker's room On the second tier of structure next to the second ladder up, just under the torn curtain. ( 62, -11, -14 ) Copy
Tal Rivervale The House of Circles A red book under the table. ( -834, -6, -108 ) Copy

Once you leave the house you will be attacked by six lvl 50 Deathfist marauders.

Gor Rivervale The mill past The Laughing Trout An orange book on a shelf in the right-hand corner after entering the mill. ( -515, 0, -215 ) Copy


Translated Rune Zone Building/Area Location
Nak Solusek's Eye Sublevel 6, the Glassworker's room Outside of the Glassworkers's Room, On the floor to the right of the table. ( -256, -516, 94 ) Copy
Fyrm Solusek's Eye Sublevel 6, the Glassworker's room The scroll on a table on the left side of room. ( -317, -516, 127 ) Copy If you cannot reach it, stand behind the table and look for good angle - zoom out with the camera!
  • To get to the Glassworker's room, go to Sublevel 5 and go to the elevator at ( -313, -512, 186 ) Copy and go up one level, and then exit.

The Obelisk of Lost Souls

Translated Rune Zone Building/Area Location
Sissthra The Obelisk of Lost Souls The Aethenaeum of Shadows On level 3, the scroll is near a candle. ( -429, 395, 243 ) Copy
Rett The Obelisk of Lost Souls Anchor Room On level 3, next to a cabinet near the Medium of Cron. ( -435, 370, 331 ) Copy
Voth The Obelisk of Lost Souls Near the instrument of torture's room On level 1, on a table. ( -48, 594, 286 ) Copy
  • Sissthra and Rett Runes: You may need to complete the access quest Summoning the Creator in order to unlock the door leading to the lower levels. When you're in the central chamber and the purple glowing exit is behind you, then the way forward is level 1, the way to the right is level 2.
  • Voth Rune: You will either have to complete the access quest Entrance into the Obelisk or use the Feerrott zone-in which puts you just inside the Obelisk.
    • Note: You no longer need to complete any access quests once the zone is greyed out for your character. However, you will still need to kill the Labyrinth Shadow and the Keeper of Nihility to reach level 3.
  • The simplest entrance to the obelisk might be commonlands, take the griffin to Nektulos Station, and then head toward obelisk entrance, kill the shadowed men and you will see a purple glow, click it and you're in. If you're high level (perhaps on the swashie epic repercussions quest), you may want to pick up several quests, set your aa slider correctly and chrono to level 50 to grind out some xp while you're here, there is even an HQ to kill 100 nightbloods you can pick up in Rivervale (By Hook or by Crook).


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