Find Telin Darkforest in the North West corner of The Burning Wood at 3233.35, 2860.72, -159.44. Telin was red to me when I was level 46.
You say, 'Hail, Telin Darkforest'
Telin Darkforest looks at you serenely. 'Hello, wanderer.'
You say, 'what forest?'
Telin Darkforest says 'Mighty this place must have been, once. Now scarred by hatred and suffering. I have been sent here seeking answers to problems not yet understood. '
You say, 'what answers?'
Telin Darkforest considers you for a few moments before speaking. 'A great evil walks across the land. The hand of some demon we don't yet know is twisting and polluting forests.'
You say, 'what evil?'
Telin Darkforest says 'If I knew that, I wouldnt be here looking for answers. I would be elsewhere, looking for solutions. For now, I suspect much but know little. '
You say, 'what do you suspect?'
Telin Darkforest looks at you and sighs. 'The lands are changing. Beasts, large and small, have turned upon those who watched over them. Druids and rangers, worshippers of both Karana and Tunare, have reported a feeling of hatred throughout their once peaceful lands.'
You say, 'perhaps it is innoruuk?'
Telin Darkforest raises his eyebrow slightly and a subtle look of surprise creeps across his face. 'Innoruuk? Perhaps. Aye. It must be. Perhaps I knew and didn't want to consider the possibility. It must be this though, and some action will have to be taken.'
You say, 'what action?'
Telin Darkforest looks at you consideringly and then scribbles something quickly on a small, worn paper. 'You seem powerful enough. Perhaps you can help those who seek to protect nature's peace. Take this note. Deliver it only into the hands of Faelin Bloodbriar. Where you will find her, I cannot say. She is a friend of mine and a wanderer. She has been seen from one end of the lands to the other. Seek her out, and quickly.'
I got given a worn note . Now go to Greater Faydark and look for Faelin Bloodbriar. She spawns randomly at 1515.31, 558.15, 27.01 and then immediately starts walking off, pausing only to cast buffs on herself. Contrary to what I have read elsewhere, I do not believe that you have to kill anything in particular to make her spawn. It had been 3 minutes since I had killed an Orc Centurion, and in the intermediate time nothing else (PC or NPC) had been near the spawn point. If you do not get her immediately after spawning, she casts SOW on herself and can be very tricky to catch! Hand the worn note to Faelin Bloodbriar for the following response:
Faelin Bloodbriar reads the note carefully and growls to herself. 'Bad news, eh? Take this ring. There is one elf, dark elf even, who we must find in order to gain insight into Innoruuk's plans. Giz X'Tin, he goes by most commonly. Kithicor seems to be his favorite haunt and most likely you will find him there. Don't ask how I know him. Just take the ring as my sign to him and he will speak to you. We don't need to speak again, so don't seek me out, just go to Telin. I must leave to investigate these events.'
In return you get given Faelin's Ring . Faelin Bloodbriar will despawn as soon as she is given the note. Now go to Kithicor Woods to find Giz X`Tin who wanders around the central part of the zone. Giz X`Tin is a Dark Elf who does not respond when hailed. Give him Faelin's Ring for the following response:
Giz X`Tin flips you a coin after he recognizes the ring. 'It seems we have a mutual 'acquaintance.' The coin repays an old debt. You don't have to worry about what that is. Luckily, Lord Innoruuk has informed me of your coming and your desires. Fortunately, I have all the answers you require right here at the end of my friend's blade. I think I'll be paying my old 'friend' a visit.'
Teir`Dal Reaver says 'Lord Innoruuk, I have failed you. Forgive me and spare me from service to your undead minions in the world! '
Teir`Dal Reaver says 'Humans like you are better left dead than alive.'
Giz X`Tin gives you a Dark Metal Coin , but the Teir'Dal Reaver also spawns and immediately starts attacking (has a double attack for 142 damage). Now take the Dark Metal Coin back to Telin Darkforest in The Burning Wood as Faelin Bloodbriar requested. Give Telin Darkforest the Dark Metal Coin for the following reaction:
Telin Darkforest scratches the coin as he looks at it. 'Faelin sent you to Giz? Surprising. This coin speaks to the outcome of your talk. He would hardly give this bit of metal to a stranger, but that's a story for a different time. So, you say Giz did confirm Innoruuk's involvement, and something about undead minions? Here, take this coin back. Find Arch Druid Althele in the Karanas and show her that. Tell her what we have discussed. She will look kindly on an ally in this matter.'
You get given a Worn Dark Metal Coin in return.
For the next stage of the Epic quest you will need the help of your guild or some friends to defeat 3 mobs who were blue to me at level 49. Because you need to get one or 2 groups together, usually this part of the quest is done with other Ranger / Druid collegues who are at this stage. What you will be doing is a series of events that lead to various Druids NPCs spawning followed by the Dark Elf Corruptor and 2 Dark Elf Reavers spawning. The reset time for this quest from killing all 3 reavers is 45 minutes. During this time the spawned druids (and Althele) will eventually despawn. The quest is reset when Althele spawns again. REPEATING THIS QUEST BEFORE ALTHELE HAS RESPAWNED WILL WASTE YOUR WORN DARK METAL COIN. Do not do it!
Go and find Althele in East Karana at -3663.47, -1592.61, -17.50
You say, 'Hail, Althele'
Althele says 'Hello, friend. Beautiful is what I would call such a day normally but lately? '
Give Althele the Worn Dark Metal Coin for the following response:
Althele looks at the coin and nods gravely at you as she slips it into a fold of her clothing. 'I see. The story of this coin speaks much to me as do the words you have given me. Telin sent word that you would arrive. The tidings you bring are ill indeed. Here, take this amulet and find Sionae. She is nearby. We will speak more on this matter when all are present.'
You get given a Braided Grass Amulet . Find Sionae at -2594.76, -1594.73, 3.81
You say, 'Hail, Sionae'
No response. Give Sionae the Braided Grass Amulet for the following response:
Sionae says 'I see that the time has come. Take the amulet and give it to the third of our kin, Nuien. I will meet you at the gathering. '
You get given a Frayed Braided Grass Amulet . Find Nuien at -3657.85, 300.49, 2.86.
You say, 'Hail, Nuien'No response. Give Nuien the Frayed Braided Grass Amulet for the following response:
Nuien says 'So be it. Do as you have done before and find the next. Teloa is the last. '
He returns the Frayed Braided Grass Amulet. Find Teloa at -3839.58, -2854.47, 126.47
You say, 'Hail, Teloa'
No response. Give Nuien the Frayed Braided Grass Amulet for the following response:
Teloa begins walking toward the gathering spot. 'Follow, friend.'
At this point you should run to the Dark Elf Corruptor spawn point on the mountain where you will arrive before he spawns if you have SOW on. After 30 seconds, Teloa reaches the other druids who have all walked to Althele and they prepare for the battle to come:
Althele says 'Great mother of life and father of sky, growth and spirit,
Tunare and Karana. Innoruuk once again schemes and we have failed in our duties
to protect our land. We give our powers in sacrifice for your help. Heed our
call and send us your wisdom.'
Teloa begins to cast a spell.
Teloa breathes slowly as tendrils of power emanate from her body and race along the ground.
Nuien begins to cast a spell.
Nuien growls as his power seeps into the earth.
Sionae begins to cast a spell.
Sionae shivers as her power flows into the air above the gathering.
Tholris begins to cast a spell.
Tholris breathes quickly and sweats as he channels his spirit into the sky.
After another 15 Seconds (45 seconds from the last turn in) the Dark Elf Corruptor and two dark Elf Reavers spawn at approx -1500, -1000 on the top of the mountain. His spawning is announced as follows (you need to be by the druids to hear what Althele has to say):
Althele snaps her head towards you. 'Innoruuk's brood is upon us. Go, find the spawn of hatred before they reach this point and destroy them!'
Dark Elf Corruptor shouts 'We come for you, fools. Your reign of weakness over the powers of the land comes to an end now! '
Kill the Dark Elf corruptor and loot his body to get a Fleshbound Tome . If the Dark Elf Corruptor is not attacked promptly, he will creat a pet. If the dark elf reavers are not attacked, they will run down the hill to the druids and kill them (takes about 2 minutes from spawn for this to occur - there is no real fight, the druids and reavers despawn when they meet). Now go back to Althele and give her the Fleshbound Tome for the following response:
Althele hands the book to Tholris who reads through it with lines of concern etched on his face, then whispers into her ear. 'Dire news, indeed. This cannot be allowed. I must keep this book but you, Runengetum, must not allow Innoruuk, to seed the land with his hatred and filth. You have only just begun your quest. The path you are guided upon will be difficult, if not impossible, but someone must finish it. Please, take this, read of it, follow its instructions. Tunare bless your path and Karana watch over you.
Althele gives you an Earth Stained Note , and the Druids despawn. You can read what the Note says here. Now go to Misty Thicket. I used the Plane of Knowledge portal. When you zone in search for Ella Foodcrafter on track. You should pick her up immediately, but she runs all round the newbie area of the zone. Luckily she stops when you hail her. I halted her at 120.93, -2264.10, -2.66.
You say, 'Hail, Ella Foodcrafter'
Ella Foodcrafter says 'Hi, hi. I've got a lot to do, many mouths to feed, some filthy goblins to smack. If you don't need me for something, please let me go back to my work. Karana watch over you.'
Hand Ella Foodcrafter the Earth Stained Note for the following response (make sure that you have an inventry slot open when you do this):
Ella Foodcrafter says 'Hmmm. I've been waiting for someone to bring me this. I'm sorry such a young one as you has taken up this task. Maybe the sky god blesses ya though. Aye, ya have that look in your eye. Our task is to focus the blessings of the gods and cleanse the filth from the land. I have two tasks for ya.'
You get given a Shiny Tin Bowl .
You say, 'what two tasks?'
Ella Foodcrafter says 'Well, ya ask before ya act. That's a good sign. What I need isn't easy to find. First, I need a mixture. Plain sounding enough but it's a special one. Cleanses the mind and focuses the earth's energies into a forest walker's mind. I don't know how to make it. I don't even know what it's called. I merely know it exists and we'll be needing it for our task. When ya do find how to make it ya can mix it in that bowl. Keep it when youre done, it's a good bowl.'
You say, 'what is the second task?'
Ella Foodcrafter grins. 'Good, ya didn't run off without finding out what else ya need to do. Second, I need a special type of bowl. An ancient type of bowl, which strengthened the food placed inside it, once made by the elves of old. Again, I cannot tell ya how it is made for the making was lost to the ages. Seek this knowledge and these items out in the lands. Come to me when ya have found both.'
Continue to Phase 2 of this quest