Everquest warrior epic 1.5 pre-quest If you haven’t finished epic 1.0. You need to do this prerequisites quest so you can actually start your epic 1.5. Please note that this warrior epic pre-quest can be done solo (or with a merc) for a level 70 or more warrior.
Quest Checklist[ ] First step: Starting the Quest. Hailing Korbuk Brimblade
[ ] Second step: Plane of Tactics and Overseer.Weapon Plans
[ ] Third step: Shoqui the Forgotten in Hates Fury and Elegant Shank.
[ ] Fourth step: Kargek Redblade in East Freeport. Hailing.
[ ] Fifth step: Drevlon Knacknabber in East Karanas. Redblade Family Sword.
[ ] Sixth step: Dardek Bladewright in Thurgadin. Korbuk’s Blade of Mastery.
The warrior epic 1.5 pre-quest starts by hailing Korbuk Brimblade in the zone Dranik’s scar which you can access it from Plane of Knowledge by hailing the priest of discord the human wearing a robe near the entrance of the library. Once you are in Dranik’s scar just head north where you will find Korbuk the ogre behind a tree at around loc -1043, -1370.
You say, ‘Hail, Korbuk Brimblade’
Korbuk Brimblade says ‘Well now, aren’t you a meager one? Da name is Korbuk Brimblade. Have you felt anything strange lately?’
You say, ‘I have felt something strange.’
Korbuk Brimblade says ‘Aha, you have sensed it as well. For a while, I believed it was just me dat noticed it. Now dat you’ve confirmed my suspicions, I’m sure I can move forward with my [work].’
You say, ‘What work?’
Korbuk Brimblade says ‘Hmm, I’m not sure if I should go into any more detail. After all, we’ve just met and I don’t know how trustworthy you really are. Listen, if you really want to know what work I’m involved with, I’ll need you to run a couple [errands] for me first, just so I know you’re da real deal.’
You say, ‘What errands?’
Korbuk Brimblade says ‘You see, I had some things taken from me. I want to get dem back. I’m very partial to my weapons, and had some great [plans] to make a sword dat would be unmatched by any other. I thought it would be nice to start da plans with my brethren by talking to some of dem about da tactics involved in creating a sword.’
You say, ‘What plans?’
Korbuk Brimblade says ‘Da sword was going to be made of da finest metal with a hilt dat’s handcrafted by someone I’m very close to. It was going to have my family seal engraved into da base of da blade and was to be my finest sword ever. But da plans were stolen by someone — no doubt someone who oversees everything where I was working — and I have yet to get them back. You look more than capable of recovering da plans for me. Hurry back when you’ve found dem.’
You need to kill “The Diaku Overseer” in Plane of Tactics and loot (Korbuk’s Weapon Plans)
His location on the map in Plane of Tactics:
The Diaku overseer isn’t that hard at this era of Everquest, unless you are badly geared and at or below level 70. He is level 65 but you need to watch out for his AE which can hit between 1200-2000 point of damage, He is also on a 24 hours spawn cycle. Once you have killed him, loot “Korbuk’s Weapon plans”
Go back to Korbuk in Dranik scar and hand him the “Korbuk’s Weapn Plans” and he will say:
Korbuk Brimblade says ‘Ahh, da plans! You really gave it to dat overseer, huh? Not too bad, I must say. You’re not done yet though. There are still a couple errands left dat I need finished. You know da most important part of any sword is da blade it’s forged from, right? Well, it is. I had da perfect [shank] ready and waiting for me.’
And then he’ll return the “Korbuk’s weapon plans” back to you.
You say, ‘What shank?’
Korbuk Brimblade says ‘I found dis shank during a battle dat raged on for many weeks. It was solid and strong, perfectly balanced and had an aura of cunning like I’d never seen before. I took it and stored it away in my vault at home. One night while I was away, a gang of pirates aboard da Hate’s Fury plundered my home city and took da shank. I’ve heard dat it is in da hold of an undead pirate, long forgotten to da ages, so I need you to go recover it for me.’
Shoqui is level 60 and can be found in the zone “Hate’s Fury” which you can reach from within “Crypt of Nadox”. The problem with this NPC is rarity, His place holder on a 25 minutes spawn cycle, the undead troll pirate near room entrance. I suggest you bring someone to Power Level or maybe farm the whole zone for some alchemy stuff, you have been warned, it can be a long lasting camp.
You need to kill Shoqui The Forgotten and loot “Elegant Shank”
Once you hand Korbuk the Elegant Shank, he will hand it back to you and say:
Korbuk Brimblade says ‘You found it?! Did you slay da beast dat had it locked away too? You must have! Good work, you’re really proving yourself nicely. There’s some more work to be done though, so don’t get too excited yet. Dis next errand is actually a favor I owe to a long time family friend. Perhaps you know of da Redblade family? Specifically, I’m talking about Kargek Redblade. He’s in need of some help and you’re da perfect person to help him. Just tell him I [sent you to help].’
You need to speak to “Kargek Redblade” which you can find in East Freeport.
Since i have bad factions in East Freeport, i reached Kargek Redblade by zonning in Northern Desert of Ro (Nro)
And finally meeting Kargek Redblade
You say, ‘Korbuk Brimblade sent me
Kargek Redblade says ‘Really? I thought we’d have to deal with this problem on our own, and that has proven most distressful. If you really are here on word from Korbuk, you’ll have no problem helping my family recover a [sword] we made and put on our father’s grave.’
You say, ‘What sword?’
Kargek Redblade says ‘The sword is a sign of our heritage and our continued patronage and service to the cause of the red scabbard. It combines the duty of our family with our proud and strong family name and was placed on our father’s grave as it was on his father’s grave. It’s a tradition you see, and now it’s gone! I know [who did it] too!’
You say, ‘Who did it?’
Kargek Redblade says ‘It’s that wily gnome, that’s who! Drevlon and his gang of miscreants have been plotting to get their hands on anything valuable around here and they chose that sword as their prize. I had a lookout watching the area for a while, but there weren’t any problems. Wouldn’t you know it, as soon as I let the lookout off for an evening, Drevlon and his thugs snuck up to the grave and stole the sword! I need you to [find Drevlon] and recover the sword from him.’
You say, ‘Find Drevlon?’
Kargek Redblade says ‘If you can catch him and return the sword he stole, we can once again place it on the grave of my father where it belongs. He’ll be expecting me or someone in lieu of me to try to find him, so you’ll have to wait for him during the evening, when he’s most likely to come out of hiding. He hasn’t had a lot of time to get out of the area, so you can probably find him near my father’s grave, in the eastern plains of Karana.’
You need to find a gnome named “Drevlon Knacknabber” in East Karana – Kill him and loot Kargek’s family sword.
Drevlon is a shadow knight, at this era he shouldn’t be a problem. In the past he used to be a roamer but i found him standing still near some farmers at the location in this map in East Karana.
Once he is dead, loot the Redblade Family Sword.
Go back to Kargek Redblade in East Freeport, hand him the “Redblade Family sword” and will hand you “Emblazoned Champion’s Hilt” in return.
Sixth and last step
Go back to Korbuk Brimblade in Dranik’s scar, hand him the “Emblazoned Champion’s Hilt” he hand it back to you and says:
Korbuk Brimblade says ‘Kargek must have been very appreciative, especially to give you a hilt dis fine. I know he gave dis to you, but since my sword is almost completed I thought I could use dis hilt to accompany my blade. I’ll repay you, have no doubt about dat. I have everything I need now though, so there’s just one more [job] I need you to do for me.’
You gain experience!!
You say, ‘What job?’
Korbuk Brimblade says ‘I need the hilt, the blade and the plans taken to an ornery dwarf in the frozen tundra to the south. He hides among the coldain, mostly to keep himself drunk as much as possible. Unfortunately, he’s the best person to combine the blade and the hilt into something I can use, so you need to find him and give him the three pieces. His name is Dardek.’
Now you need to go to “Thurgadin city” located in “The Great Divide” which you can access via “Plane of Knowldege”. Once you’re inside the city, go to this location on map:
You will find a coldain dwarf with no name, as shown on this image:
Once you target and hail him
His name will appear as “Dardek Bladewright” and he says:
Dardek Bladewright says ‘Yeah, I’m Dardek. What d’ ye want?! Can’t ye see I’m not in t’ mood fer talkin’? Bah, t’ heck with ye. If’n ye get me a nice hot cup of m’ favorite coffee, I might be willin’ to talk with ye for a few minutes. Hurry up now, Coldain Coffee! It’s t’ only thing I’ll drink!’
He needs a special coldain coffee which you need to get the ingredients from a NPC called “Petcas Coldbeard” and his location on the map:
**** At this stage you need to have a skill of 90 or better in brewing tradeskill ****
You need to buy 3 generic coffee beans from Petcas along with “Special Beans” which you can get from him after hailing him and giving him 350 gold coins. Go back to Dardek’s place, use the brewing barrel which is not far. Combine 3 regular coffee beans which will yield “Generic Coffee Brew” and then combine that with the “Special Beans” to get the final result of “Coldain Coffee”
Now hand Dardek his Coldain Coffee, he will say:
Dardek Bladewright says ‘Mmm, nothing like a nice hot cup of Thurgadin’s best. Alright then, let’s head over t’ my shop and we can get down t’ business!’
He will start walking towards the smithing forge located in this map:
When he stops near the forge, he will say:
Dardek Bladewright says ‘Alright then, what do ye have fer me? I’m certain ye didn’t wake me up and make me coffee just t’ see my glistening smile! What have ye got fer me?!’
Hand him the three items:
Korbuk’s Weapon Plans
The Elegant Shank
Emblazoned Champion’s Hilt
He will hand you in return “Dardek’s Forged Blade” Take it back to Korbuk in Dranik’s scar.
Korbuk Brimblade says ‘At long last, my sword is completed! It’s fantastic and just as amazing as ever I thought it could be. Thank you so much for helping me realize my dream and for helping me complete this sword. Now I think you’re ready — if you’re still willing — to help me with some other [work] I have to get done. Since you’ve helped so much, why don’t you keep hold of da sword for a while longer? I think you may find it will come in handy.’
He hands you “Korbuk’s Blade of Mastery” and now you are ready to start you Warrior Epic 1.5.