Chains of Eternity  

Expansion Timelines
Beta Oct. 22, 2012
Release Nov. 13, 2012

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Patch Notes

Chains of Eternity patch notes are available on our Game Update 65 page.

Quest Series




Advanced Solo Dungeons

Firiona Vie's Memorial
Firiona Vie's Memorial

Heroic Dungeons


New Features

Quest Feather Colors

  • Purple - Heritage or Signature Quests
  • Blue - Repeatable Quests
  • Green - Crafting Quests

Beastlord Warders

SOE Releases

Official Chains of Eternity Page

Death is rampant across Norrath. Citizens are suddenly falling dead as their spirits are torn from their bodies. No one on Norrath seems to understand why the souls are being pulled from the mortal plane, but all signs point to a massive disturbance within Ethernere, the realm of the dead. The heroes of the world must travel to Ethernere to find the cause of the unbalance in the Grey Wastes, and discover what has become of its caretaker – the mysterious being known as Drinal. If the heroes can return balance to Ethernere, the siphoning of souls may be halted. Should they fail, both the living and the dead will suffer a dismal fate.

Introducing EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity! This is the 9th expansion of the revolutionary EverQuest II franchise. This expansion contains must-have features such as level increases, prestige abilities and new game items only available with this expansion, such as adornments that become more powerful with your character. Also, explore new content in two spirit-realm versions of familiar lands, and experience adventure with new dungeons and quests. Put right the imbalance in the Ethernere!


  • Prestige Abilities - Each subclass will get access to new Prestige Abilities!
  • Prestige Tradeskills - Your crafting will shine like never before with Prestige Tradeskills.
  • Organic Adornments - New adornments that gain experience with you and grow in power.
  • Guild Level Cap Raised to 95.
  • Adventure to Level 95.
  • Tradeskill to Level 95.

New Content

  • Obol Plains - Discover the realm of Ethernere and the mysterious Obol Plains where an imbalance in the realm of the afterlife is apparent in all the surroundings and its inhabitants.
  • The Eidolon Jungle - Every area of Norrath has its own home in Ethernere. Adventure through the amazing, transformed lands of the Feerrott as it exists in the afterlife.
  • 9 New Instanced Dungeons - All new dungeons with unique, exciting encounters...and loot!
  • All New Quest Lines - Experience the story of this unique realm in any play style you choose. There is plenty for everyone!

Prices and Bonuses

There is no physical version of this expansion. It cannot be purchased with Station Cash.

  • Standard Edition - $39.99
    • Cloak of Mourning (Pre-Order Exclusive!)
    • Drinal’s Scythe Replica – Mounted
    • 2 x Scroll of Resurrection

  • Collector’s Edition - $59.99 Pre-Order Special Price (Regular Price $89.99)
    • Cloak of Mourning (Pre-Order Exclusive!)
    • Drinal’s Scythe Replica – Mounted
    • 2 x Scroll of Resurrection
    • Hero’s Blessing of Experience
    • 1 x 6 hour 100% XP potion
    • 2 x Portal Globe of Swift Travel
    • 2 x Health Potion
    • 2 x Power Potion
    • Firiona Vie Memorial Tapestry
    • Krivix Honorclaw – Werewolf Mercenary
    • Ethernere Wyvern Mount (announced on 11/2) [1]

The items in the Standard and Collector's Editions will be one per character. The only exception to this is the AA Boost feature, which is limited to two per account.

You will need to own Age of Discovery in order to use the mercenary.

The preorder ends at 11:59pm on November 12th. The expansion launches on November 13th.

1. Mercs are per character. You can choose either the Templar or the Paladin Lujien (werewolf) in Freeport or Qeynos mercenary dens. They will both be available for you to hire on all your characters.

2. The Collector's Edition mercs have significantly higher stats and confidence than the standard mercs (they can take a lot more of a challenge before they cower/debuff).

3. The Collector's Edition mercs will cost the same to hire as the standard mercs.

4. The Pre-Order for CoE will be available until the expansion goes live on Nov. 13 according to our Marketing team.

SOE Live Attendees:

For SOE Live attendees, you will be able to pre-order an upgrade to the Collector's Edition for $20.00. If you want to upgrade your free Standard Edition to the Collector's Edition, you'll need to go through the regular pre-order process and select the Collector's Edition. You will see the current price ($59.99 USD or foreign currency equivalent) as well as a footnote indicating the price for SOE Live attendees is set at $20.00 (USD or foreign currency equivalent).

Complete the pre-order flow for this item. On the day your credit card is charged for the purchase, you will only be charged $20.00, not $59.99. You MUST complete this purchase flow on the account you registered for SOE Live with; otherwise, you will be charged the full amount.

Also, this must be completed during the pre-order time frame (now through November 12, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time).

Expansion Goodies

We'll upload pictures of the bonus items as they are released by SOE. [2]

Firiona Vie Memorial TapestryCollector's Edition Only
Firiona Vie Memorial Tapestry
Collector's Edition Only
Werewolf Healer Mercenary - Lujien TemplarCollector's Edition Only
Werewolf Healer Mercenary - Lujien Templar
Collector's Edition Only
Drinal's Scythe ReplicaStandard and Collector's
Drinal's Scythe Replica
Standard and Collector's
Ethernere Wyvern MountCollector's Edition Only
Ethernere Wyvern Mount
Collector's Edition Only


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EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity Overland Art Preview. Artists of EQII discuss the new zone art and character models for the upcoming expansion.

November 13, 2012
Game Update 65


  1. ^ Holly "Windstalker" Longdale's announcement of the wyvern mount being added to the CE.
  2. ^ Pictures released by Holly "Windstalker" Longdale on Twitter

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