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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Tradeskill  (AA)
Journal Level 35 (Tier 4)
Journal Difficulty Solo
Starting Zone see Starting the Quest below
How to Start Seek out a Tradeskill Grandmaster in your city's guild tradeskill instance
part of: Craftsman Timeline
Preceded by:
Journeyman Service
Followed by:
Advanced Tradesman Service

What does this information mean?


  • L30+ Tradeskill Profession
  • T4 Foresting (140+)

Starting the QuestEdit

Quest starters are Trades Coordinators:


  1. Harvest 10 severed briarwood from Zek, the Orcish Wastes and 10 severed briarwood from Enchanted Lands.
    • by harvesting 'wretched arbor' and 'marred arbor'.
  2. Return to the Grandmaster.
  3. Scribe the Apothecary's Handbook of Chemical Testing for Pests given to you by the Grandmaster and craft two termite tested briarwood using the recipe received, 20 severed briarwood, and 8 glimmering candle (for both combines).
  4. Return to the Grandmaster for your reward.

The NPC will warn you that crafting the test up is unusually difficult, which is correct. While not overwhelmingly hard, this task follows some special rules. In particular, countering a crafting event while doing the test does not appear to have the usual beneficial effects. It is thus recommended that you craft more defensively than for a normal crafting task.


  • Tradeskill Experience (20% @ level 30 w/20% tradeskill bonus)
  • +500 Faction with your city's crafting faction
  • One advanced book level 30-39 for your tradeskill class or Provisioner Mastery volume 2 for Provisioners.
  • As of LU44, one artisan cloak for your class (example: Cloak of the Sage). This can also be bought from the Grandmaster if you did the quest before LU44.
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