Finding Maltus Everling

If you had a bit of time to play EverQuest II, say an hour, and you wanted to get on, accomplish something, and log out, I would have to guess that “Find and Kill Maltus Everling” would not be on your list of viable options. 

It certainly wouldn’t be on mine.

Yet somehow I got sucked into just that.

Sunday night after getting my daughter to bed, my wife and I were sitting on the couch.

The original plan was to watch “Casino Royale” on DVD after my daughter went to bed.

However we had been removing the last bits of our crap from our old house (where does it all come from?) and were too tired to get through a 2.5 hour movie.  So we thought we might opt for something shorter.

Then it was a bit more of a chore to get my daughter to bed (“Can I play Wii Baseball one more time? Please?”) and we switched to something of about an hour in length on the Tivo, like an episode of “Law & Order.”

After going through the Tivo and coming up with nothing, my wife announced that she was headed to bed.  I said I would be there shortly, I just wanted to check the computer for a bit.

Famous last words, I know.

I logged in with Blintz and found myself in the Thundering Steppes.  I decided to just run out and get the quest update for Hadden’s Earring.

I swam out past the siren’s temple, spotted the ship wreck, swam through it, got the update, and swam away, pretty much ignoring the octopus that spawns and attacks.  The luxury of being level 52.

That did not take long, so I headed to Nektulos Forest.  Having finished “A Calling in the Forest” I figured I would just position myself outside Nektropos Castle.

Of course that trip was easy and quick.  So I thought I might just peek into the Castle.  It had been a while since I had been through Nektropos Castle, so some scouting seemed in order.

Once there, I wandered around a bit until I found myself in the chapel.  Well, I thought, I will just kill the mobs in here and see if Alexa spawns.  That used to be an hour plus event, so I figured I would run out my time doing that and then head to bed.

Of course, Alexa spawned the first time.  Did they change that or did I just get lucky?

Of course that sent me off to the game room and then into the secret passage and up into Elise’s room. You have to slay the spirits of Everling’s six daughters to get further along.  Somehow I managed to bumble through that, find all six, and meet up with Alexa again, all rather quickly.

Then I had to get the key to get into Everling’s room which I vaguely recalled killing some mobs in a room close by.  I chose to cheat at this point and brought up the page for the quest.  This sped things up dramatically. 

So I killed the caretakers, opened the door, killed the capatin, opened the secret door, went down stairs, found and slew Alexa, slew Ollix, ran through some secret doors, down the corridor, pick up the “Kill the Juggernaut” quest, slew the Juggernaut, and walked into Everling’s lab.

Piece of cake.  And there was the man himself.


The Everling fight was a little more of a challenge than the rest of my trip.  I actually ended up at half health before he went down.  That was due not so much to him or his minions but to the fact that the room generates small floating “electrical” mobs that launch themselves at you in suicide attacks, destroying themselves but doing a decent amount of damage.  Everling himself went down pretty quickly.

I got the quest update for Hadden’s Earring.  I was dead tired.  I had not spent too much time getting this done, so I could get to bed at a decent hour.  I recalled to Kelethin.

Then I remembered something about “The Missing Mask” quest.  That was something I should have grabbed, wasn’t it?  And I forgot to grab the two Lore and Legend quests as well!


It looks like I will be heading down to visit Maltus Everling at least two more times. 

11 thoughts on “Finding Maltus Everling

  1. Kilanna

    lol or just logging in to check my vendor:)

    There are i think 2 minor quests to get access to the library for fairy L&L but I believe there is a Fairy L&L in Kelethin now in the building opposite the bank if memory serves. Not sure if they have added another ghost L&L anywhere.


  2. Gaff

    Unscheduled one man raids to any zone will get you kicked from Lani’s guild. I need that update too you goober. We should hit it this weekend so I can clear out all the ghost parts in my bank…


  3. Kilanna

    PS I got that missing mask HQ and getting the doll to spawn ended up making me grumpy and I lost my patience and gave up.

    My husband will no doubt agree patience isn’t one of my stronger points sometimes.

    Good luck with finishing Haddens with Gaff on the weekend:)


  4. Kesselia

    Hey Kilanna on the Doll HQ in Nek Castle….there is a trick to it.
    The first billy spawns automatically in the cellar of elise’s bedroom. To get the next billy to spawn in the game room requires you to zone in and out of Nek castle till he spawns in the game room. Rinse and repeat for the billy to spawn in the chapel.
    Just don’t kill any of the sisters or Lord Everling which will automatically start the 18 hr lockout timer. I know it’s a pain. I once spent two hours of clearing the game room till I found out about the trick. Took ten minutes and four zones to get billy to spawn where I needed him.
    Hope this helps =)


    and ps yes Nek castle is a good place to do ghost Lore and Legend. And it’s only one access quest for Library upstairs if memory serves me correctly…it’s a two parter that has to do with placing the eyes on the two pig mounts in the castle.


  5. Kesselia

    Sorry I was zonked out on the couch last night…and prolly a good thing too as I was woken in the middle of the night by one of my sons who had a high fever that I needed to tend to. Sorry =(. I have more tips for more stuff in game so hopefully next time I’ll be there when you need me =).


  6. Kesselia

    and yw Kilanna. If you have questions or whatever I’m on crushbone on my warlock usually now …her name is Danicca. =)


  7. Kilanna

    Hehe armed with these tips and my recent intro to EQII maps I am gonna try and advance that quest myself tonight.

    I have to confess that tips i have had from various contributors to this blog over the last few months have helped me to finish a few HQ’s. Jmans boots and Shiny Halberd in particular.

    I love that we have such a nice player community where folk are happy to help others. I am a bit of a questaholic too – so it is nice to get tips (or ideas on where to look online) to advance quests and get to experience game content even without xp gain:)


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