EQ: Leveling Guide 1-85, Undead Zones, part 1 of 12

The Mines of Glooming Deep

When you first start out you'll be standing in front of Arais who is trapped with you in a jail cell. The very first thing you will want to do here is hail him. In the upper left hand corner of your screen you'll see directions, for this part, telling you what to do. Since you're already being walked through what to do, come back to my guide when you're done this part.

When you finish the first part by giving Arias the key you will be ported to The Mines of Glooming Deep. Once you're in the Mines of Glooming Deep you will want to hail Arias to continue your quest. After you hail him you will need to head over to Absor. Look at my picture below if to see where he is in comparison to Arias.

Give Absor your weapon, and he will give it back to you but this time it's better, stronger, faster and more advanced. To equip it hit "i" to open your inventory and click on the item slot or in the center of your inventory where it shows your characters symbol. After word head west to Vahlara, she is back towards Arias.

Hail her to continue your quest and she'll give you a piece of armor. Hit "i" to open your inventory and equip it. After you've done that hail Vahlara again and type "/say what others" which will trigger a response.

When ever you see something in Brackets like [others] this means that the character has dialogue that you can advance by talking to them. Usually this text will lead to a quest, mission or task of some sort. Afterward, you'll want to head northeast of Vahlara over to Rashere.

Hail him and type "/say Bind My Soul" (without the " " of course). This will bind your body to the location so that whenever you die you will return to him. After you're done talking to Rashere you'll want to head over to Prathun who is just to the right of him.

Hail him to learn about Grouping and Communication. After you've learned everything you need to know from Prathun you will want to head southeast to Xenaida.

Hail Xenaida to continue your quest and then hit "M" to bring up your map. Once your map is up you will want to head southwest over to the Mushrooms. They are little blue, well, mushrooms on the ground. Left click one to pick it up then left click an empty inventory slot to place it in your inventory. Return to Xenaida and give her the mushroom, similar to how you gave Absor your weapon.

NOTE: You can also place the item in the center of your inventory, where it shows your character symbol. This will automatically place t it in your inventory in the first available slot.


After you've finished with Xenaida you will want to head almost directly south to Rytan. Once you make your way over to Rytan you will want to hail him to bring up a dialogue window. Once the dialogue window is up you will need to type "/say Bless". Rytan will cast a short term buff on you that will increase your armor class and health.

While you're over near Rytan, northeast of him is the banker, Lyndroh. After you've gotten your blessing you will want to run over to the banker and right click him to open your bank. When your bank is open you should see a bag in one of the slots. Take the bag out and place it in your inventory before closing the bank. With all of your training now done you will want to head over to Arias and hail him. Arias will congratulate you and give you a Kobold Skull Charm. You'll want to equip this charm before heading over to Guard Rahtiz at the southern end of camp. You will want to hail Guard Rahtiz to accept your first mission.

Guard Rahtiz will give you a task called "Clearing the Vermin Nests". For this task you have to kill 8 Cave Rats, 4 Cave Bats and destroy 4 Vermin Nests. To view your progress with this task at any time hold down "Alt" and hit "Q" to bring up the task window. You can find the Rats, Bats and Nests down the hall that Rahtiz is looking down.

Items of Interest:
Bat Wing
Rat Ears
Bone Chips
Piece of Rat Fur
Crude Defiant
Rat Paw

Items That Aren't Worth A Damn:
Nothing!

After you've completed your task return to Guard Rahtiz and hail him. To hail him press "H". Accept the two other tasks that he has and hail Guard Vyrinn next to him. Accept her 3 quests, then head over to Vahlara near Arias. Hail her to complete your task.

After you've turned in your task to Vahlara head almost directly east to Wijdan. You can sell all of your loot at Wijdan. To sell your loot, read the pop up when you hail him;

After you've finished selling your loot head back down that hall that you originally killed the Rats, Bats and Nests. In the large room you killed the Rats, Bats and Nests in you'll Barrels. Destroy one, similar to how you destroyed the nests and loot a "CLASS 1 Wood Point Arrow". After you've gotten your arrow continue south through the hall with the webs blocking the entryway.

In this room you'll have to kill 12 Gloom Spiders and 4 Gloom Lurkers, Spider Tamer Gugan and collect 4 Glooming Deep Cocoon Silk. In order to get the Cocoon Silk you need to destroy the Spider Cocoon Clusters, Also don't forget to loot the Gloomingdeep Violet off of spider Tamer Gugan.The "a gloom spiderling" counts as a Gloom Spider. Once again at any time to see your progress through your task hold down "Alt" and press "Q".

Items of Interest:
Gloomingdeep Silk
Spiderling Eye
Spiderling Legs
Crude Defiant

Items That Aren't Worth A Damn:
Rough Silk
Coarse Silk

Note: If you find a Chunk of Bronze, it is used in a quest for Absor. Hand it to him and he will give you a Class-Specific weapon.

If you're having trouble with the Lurker's finish killing the 12 regular spider so you're level 4. Then move up to the Lurkers. After you've killed all of the spiders that you need to kill return to Guard Rahtiz. Hand him one of the Arrows from the crate, (If you looted more then one you will have to un stack them. To un stack an item left click it and select only one, then put it in an empty inventory slot.) Hand Guard Rahtiz a single arrow to complete your quest.

After you've handed him the arrow hail him to complete your other quest head over to Xenaida and give her the Glooming Deep Violet to complete your quest. Return to Vahlara and separate all 4 pieces of your Cocoon Silk, like you had to do with the arrows and give them to her. She will give you a tunic in return, equip it and head back down into the room that you killed the Rats, Bats and Nests.

Head up the Eastern hall and hail Guard Hobart, Accept his two tasks.

Continue east to where it says "Dig Site One" on your map. Here you need to kill 5 Gloomingdeep Grunts, 10 Gloomingdeep Warriors, 5 Gloomingdeep Slave Wardens and 1 Gloomingdeep Spiritweaver. The Warriors and Grunts can be found at Dig Site One, as for the Spiritweaver's and Slave Wardens, you can find them at Dig Site Two.

Once you hit level 6 return to the Guards and hail Guard Maddoc. Accept his task then continue killing the Kobolds.

Items of Interest:
Kobold Parts
Usable Gear (Go figure =D)

Items That Aren't Worth A Damn:
Coarse Silk
Iron Ore
Ruined Animal Pelt
Rough Silk
Tin Ore
Tacky Silk

After you finish killing these kobolds head a tad west of Dig Site Two you'll find Revolt Scout Kaiachi and Zajeer. Hail both of them and accept their tasks. After you have both tasks head back to Guard Hobart and hail him to complete your quest. If your inventory is getting full return to town and sell. If not turn around and head east to where it says "Fort Gloomingdeep" on your map.

Over near Fort Gloomingdeep you need to kill 4 Glooming Deep Captains, and inside the fort, if you can Overlord Gnikan. If you have a merc you will breeze right through him. If you don't have a merc he may put up a fight, but you can still take him. If you can't kill him now just come back later.

After you've killed 4 captains, your task will automatically complete. Before you leave Fort Gloomingdeep you have one more task to do. You need to destroy a crate near the Fort. If you're leaving the fort, to the right of the bridge will be the crate. Run over to the Crate and trade it to the Makeshift Lantern Bomb, similar to how you handed Absor your weapon earlier. After you hand the crate the bomb you will get credit for completing your quest.

If you killed Overlord Gnikan then return to Guard Hobart and hail him to complete your task. After you've done that head back to Dig Site Two and kill the Goblin Slaves here for your "Goblin Treachery" Task.

You won't be able to kill all 10 right now, don't worry we'll come back later to kill some more! After you've killed the 4 or 5 goblins that are here head back to Revolt Scouts Zajeer and Kaikachi. Hail Zajeer to complete your task then head north to the Jail Cell area.

Open Jail Cells as you go and kill the remaining Goblin Slaves that you need. Also keep an eye out for The Gloomingdeep Locksmith.

When you find the Locksmith kill him and loot his key to complete a part of your "Busted Locks" Task. After you've killed him and all 10 Goblin Slaves return to the Revolt Scouts. Hand Revolt Scout Kaikachi they key to complete your task.

Now for one of the last parts of the mine. Return to Dig Site One and go down into the pit. You can find Rookfynn through the western hole in the pit. The picture below will give you a more detailed look of where the entrance to his "lair" is.

After you kill Rookfynn return to Kaikachi and hail him to complete your task. Now to finish off a task we've been holding on to for far too long. Head to the most southern portion of the mine, where the spiders are and kill Queen Gloomfang.

After you've killed her return to Guard Hobart and hail him to complete your quest. If you have a merc, continue reading. If not the next task will be too hard for you.

Hail both guards and accept the quest "Pit Fiend". Head back into the pit, this time on the eastern section. Down through the eastern hallway you'll find Krenshin. Kill him to complete your task.

After he is dead return to Arias and hail him. Type "/say Ready to Leave" to be taken to the Plane of Knowledge.

One Response to EQ: Leveling Guide 1-85, Undead Zones, part 1 of 12

  1. Dan says:

    Excellent – Thank you!

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