Shadowed Men (EQ2 Quest Series)  

Shadowed Men
Quest Series
Starting ZoneMultiple
Rec. Levels25 to 80
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EverQuest II
Quest Series

This is a crossover quest series. All or most of the quests listed below also appear in other quest series pages, generally attached to the zone they start or take place in. We are gathering them here to start to piece together a timeline for the Shadowed Men's activities on Norrath.

Nektulos Forest

Nektulos Forest seems to be the only place on Norrath where Shadowed Men can be found not in the vicinity of either a Tower or a portal to The Obelisk of Lost Souls. There is no explanation for this, but they are found in plentiful numbers in the small valley surrounding the D'Morte Burial Chamber at 678, 2, -617 .

The Obelisk of Lost Souls

This tower, also known as the Tower of Vul, appears to be the only tower from the original invasion at the start of The Lost Age. It has access points in Antonica, The Commonlands, Nektulos Forest, The Thundering Steppes, and The Feerrott.


  1. Entrance Into the Obelisk - Access to the tower
  2. Summoning the Creator - Access to the lower levels
  3. List of Acquisitions for the Continuing of Research - Final access


The following Book Quests are all started by examining a book of the same name that is randomly dropped by any Shadowed Man:

More Books:

These books may all be read at The Athenaeum.

Each book tells a story of a world visited by one of the Shadowed Men's Towers, except for Nyalla-Phon which appears to be the minutes of a meeting of the Shadowed Men's governing council.

Each book quest requires you to kill 90 mobs to "find" the missing pages. Each group of 10 kills finds a page, requiring you to stop and read the book again to unlock the next kill task. Every 30 kills moves you on to a different mob to hunt.

If you are fortunate enough to find more than one book and want to try to minimize the hunting to complete all of them, the following table shows the mob groups that must be hunted for each and the order they must be done in, highlighting the overlaps.

Mob GroupsBerroxDyzAzNorrathNyalla-PhonPrimeTel'riia'mil'an'ane'ieLonesome HollowClankerbang
Nightbloods 1
swarm shadows 1
disciples of shadow 1
Shadowed Men11212 1
soulless zombies2 323 12
disciples of shadow 3 3
Evil Eyes32 2
tortured servants 3
Shadowed Men 32
Evil Eyes 3

Echoes of Faydwer


Obelisk of Blight

There are no quests that originate within the Obelisk of Blight, also known as the Tower of Zet, and only 2 quests that take you there. That is not to say there are not things about the Shadowed Men that we can learn here.

Into the Shadowed Grove has you exploring the Obelisk to find and read 6 scrolls. Each of the scrolls give us some new insight into the actions and activities of the Shadowed Men.

  • The Shadowed Men are infiltrating the Fae.[1]
  • The Shadowed Men intend to subvert and inhabit a dragon![2] It is highly possible that this is a very old note and the dragon referred to is Tarinax the Destroyer.[3]

The Hidden Crystal is the 7th quest in the Goddess, Orb, and Void Quest Series, a signature quest series.

Rise of Kunark

In the Epic Progression quest series for this expansion we learn many things about the Shadowed Men. We meet Fiddy Bobick, who was mentioned in one of the scrolls found in The Athenaeum of Shadows within The Obelisk of Blight[4], and set out to find the Chelsith Stone, an ancient Shissar oracular calendar that predicts Ages End. Despite the involvement of Mayong Mistmoore, or perhaps thanks to it, we triumph and along the way free Fiddy of the Shadowed creature that was riding him.[5]

  • Why did the Shadows use Fiddy to try to procure the Chelsith Stone? What is their interest in it?
  • Why did Mayong help? What is his interest, other than self-preservation?
  • What, and where, are the sixteen Monoliths of Theer?

The Shadow Odyssey

Here, at last, is where we should find all the answers, right? There is a Signature quest series, The Shadow Odyssey, which takes us from the Dropship Landing Zone in the Moors of Ykesha to the sinister towers of Ahkzul, Bazzul, and Ferzhul. Can we find the answers in time? Can we stop the Shadowed Men before they complete their preparations?

Obelisk of Ahkzul

Here we find the Staff of Theer and learn of "The Desolate One", Anashti Sul. We embark upon a quest, The Shadow Odyssey, Chapter 5: Breaking the Chains, to find the 7 missing runes of the Staff of Theer and destroy the Anchor of the Obelisk of Ahkzul.

Anchor of Bazzul

As Chapter 5 continues, we travel to Bazzul to use the staff to destroy that anchor as well.

The Palace of Ferzhul

  1. ^ Tower of Zet Scroll No. 2, at EQ2i
  2. ^ Tower of Zet Scroll No. 3, at EQ2i
  3. ^ Quest: The Soul of Tarinax
  4. ^ Knowledge Vessel Handling Procedures, at The Athenaeum
  5. ^ Dialog with Mayong Mistmoore, on EQ2i

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