View Full Version : Obulus Overland Zone

06-02-2009, 01:52 PM
<p>Of the five Iksar tribes, four of them have RoK overland zones named after them. My question is, why not the Obulus?</p><p>The obvious answer is: the expansion only had 4 overland zones planned, so one tribe had to get the shaft. But, I'm holding out that there might be a lore-related reason. Anyone know what it might be?</p><p>Maybe it's something that could be introduced later..."The Obulus Coast." It would be the slim coastal region between the Field of Bone and the Overthere, I.E., Warsliks Woods. I know I know, the whole area where WW used to be is probably sunken, or rended, or void-blasted or whatever. Still, it would be fun. We'd get to go back to Dalnir, and see what the goblins are up to.</p><p>Also, did anyone notice that the Order of Rime built their iceship over the old Temple of Sythrax.</p>

06-02-2009, 01:54 PM
<p>The Temple of Sythrax?</p>

06-02-2009, 03:50 PM
<p><a href="http://www.eqatlas.com/kunark/fieldofbonemap.html">http://www.eqatlas.com/kunark/fieldofbonemap.html</a></p><p>It's a little underwater complex, just a few rooms. There's a named Troll in there, as well as some undead. I used to swim in there with my monk and play hide-and-seek back in EQ1. Hardly anyone knew about it. hehe.</p><p>The troll was part of a Cabilis shaman quest, I think. Sythrax himself was a ghost in Veksar, and used to be a necromancer working for one of the Sathirs, I forget which.</p>

06-02-2009, 04:05 PM
<p>Oh yeah. I remember that area. I never figured anyone would give it a name unless that shaman quest implied it or mentioned it.</p>

06-02-2009, 04:45 PM
<p>Full quest dialogue here: <a href="http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=2480">http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/...html?quest=2480</a></p><p>Relevent excerpts:</p><p><span style="color: #ff0000;">Syrik Iceblood says 'When the Kunzar armies marched upon the Kylong, the three greatest Kylong mystics shattered the medallion of Kylong, a holy relic of their tribe, and fled their mountain homes in order to prevent the Kunzar from reassembling it. These three Kylong were [Verix Kylox], [Dakon Sythrax], and [Sirk Vemat]. As they fled from their tribe they knew that the chances to form the medallion together would be less if the Kylong split up. Verix attempted to hide in the hills of the Dreadlands. Dakon headed north to the Field of Bone. Sirk Vemat headed to the Burning Woods to hide in the forest.</span></p><p><span style="color: #ff0000;">You say, 'Who is Dakon Sythrax?' Syrik Iceblood says 'Dakon Sythrax the necromancer fled to the Field of Bone. It was here that he raised a small troop of skeletons to build an underwater dungeon where he could hide his treasures. He hid the amulet and some of his more powerful tomes here. One of which was a great [book of necromancy]. The possessor of the book could have full control over an army of undead. He left the skeletons to do his work and returned to surrender to the Kunzar's forces. He was sent to Veksar to work through his days studying the effects of the spring.' You say, 'What about this Book of Necromancy?' Syrik Iceblood says 'Xalgoz later discovered the cove and he took the medallion back to the five towers of Teraaz, which is now referred to as Kaesora. He left all of the tomes because he did not find them of particular interest. Decades after the war between the dragons and Iksar, a troll that fell from a passing ship found Sythrax's small cove. The skeletons milled around in disarray. After finding the book and reading what of it he could he found that the skeletons would do his bidding. I have heard rumors that Sythrax was able to assume the form of a great lich to live through the decades. His hatred for being trapped, and for being forced to work for Venril has built over the ages. He only wants to escape this place so he can retrieve his medallion and books that he believes to be in the Field of Bone.'</span></p><p>So who knows? Maybe the Order of Rime is after Sythrax's research?</p><p>I want to qualify here that I'm 99% positive this isn't the case, and that the "temple," or dungeon or whatever, is crushed beneath the waves. Still fun to speculate...</p>