Chronoportals (EQ2 Live Event)  

The 2014 Chronoportals event will run from 12:01am PDT on 3/20/2014 through 11:59pm PDT on 03/27/2014. [1]

Celebrate the original EverQuest's anniversaries with special in-game events in EverQuest II! Portals to a time ages ago have opened across Norrath. Adventure, intrigue and a flashback to the days of yore await those brave enough to enter the chronoportals!

In 2014 you will receive the "Celebrator of the Legacy" Suffix Title simply for logging in during this event.
The title may be exclusive to this year.

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Portal Tracker

While the Portals are zones, not quests, you can use this Portal Tracker to keep track of your alts!

Collection Quest

Chronoportal Locations

A portal to an Ancient Time
A portal to an Ancient Time
Portals have opened in Sinking Sands, the Moors of Ykesha, Feerott, Thundering Steppes, Antonica, Steamfont, the Enchanted Lands, and Lavastorm. The mages ask that you investigate them all! [2]

Each instance has a certain level that it is centered around. Higher levels will be mentored down as necessary but lower levels are not leveled up for them. A player must be at least 10 levels below the level range of the instance to be able to zone in.

The portals are intended for groups, but some may be able to be soloed depending on your real level and class. Every instance has an 18 hour lockout timer upon killing any of the nameds inside. Click through to the zones below to find out more about their history!

No new chronoportals or drops were added in 2012, 2013 or 2014, only new merchant items.

Antonica (Level 20)

Found near the lighthouse at 374, -16, 779

  • Leads to Portal to the Past: Qeynos Hills
  • Minimum level requirement to enter: 10
  • Higher levels are auto-mentored to 20.
  • Mob level range: 22 - 23 heroic
  • Fippy Darkpaw is inside the tower. Tank & spank after dialogues between him and the gnoll advisor. Might want to clear nearby wandering trash mobs before triggering the fight.

Enchanted Lands (Level 30)

Found between the wizard spires and the druid ring at -469, -3, 67

  • Leads to Portal to the Past: Plains of Karana
  • Minimum level requirement to enter: 20
  • Higher levels are auto-mentored to 30.
  • Mob level range: 32+ heroic
  • Clear every mob in the zone. The Isvha Mal will spawn and head to the center of the druid ring after it is cleared.
    • If the Isvha Mal doesn't spawn, go hail the ranger again and he'll tell you if any other mobs are still around.
  • Shortly after he is dead, Quillmane will spawn and fly to the center of the druid ring.

Thundering Steppes (Level 40)

Found to the left coming off of the docks, up on the slug hill at -401, 5, -309

  • Leads to Portal to the Past: Qeynos Ruins.
  • Minimum level requirement to enter: 30
  • Higher levels are auto-mentored to 40.
  • Mob level range: 42+ heroic
  • DO NOT KILL THE ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!! If you do, Holly Windstalker will become an epic x4 and attack.
  • Kill all skeletons in the zone that are not inside the tower.
  • Ring event inside the tower with skeletons, spawns about 6-10 times, eventually spawns Pyzjn with a pet and skeleton group.

Steamfont (Level 50)

The loading screen during the event.
The loading screen during the event.
Behind the druid ring at 26, 94, 1298
  • Leads to Portal to the Past: Steamfont
  • Minimum level requirement to enter: 40
  • Higher levels are auto-mentored to 50.
  • Mob level range: 52+ heroic
  • Named is the Minotaur Hero who wanders inside around the pool in the large room. Normal tank & spank.

Lavastorm (Level 60)

Found on a rock by the docks at -130, -120, 517

  • Leads to Portal to the Past: Nagafen's Lair
  • Minimum level requirement to enter: 50
  • Higher levels are auto-mentored to 60.
  • Mob level range: 62+ heroic
  • Kill all of the Lava Duct Crawlers in the lava before attacking the giants. You must be inside the lava to be able to fight them. The giants will not teleport into the lava you once the LDCs are dead.
  • Magus Rokyl and Warlord Skarlon are linked nameds on top of bridge. Attack the Magus first. Turn off your attack when the Magus states to let your destruction flow into him (about every 25% health). Turn attack back on after he states he can no longer hold the power. Once Magus is dead, Warlord will drop quick.

Here is a walkthrough to the Lavastorm portal final encounter from zerotonin:

On pull, the Warlord receives a buff from the Magus that gives him 97% dmg reduction. The Magus therefore must be killed first.

Every 25% the Magus emotes "Yes!!! Let your destruction flow into me..." which signals the start of a recording buff which records all damage done to him. When this buff drops, he emotes "Too much power... I can hold it no longer!" at which point all of the recorded damage is reflected back at you in a spell called Magmal Wrath. This can result in hundreds of thousands of damage being reflected back.

The Magus heals back any damage done to him while the recording buff is active, but he has virtually no HP otherwise and burns down very fast in between buff cycles. The obvious way to get around this is to simply stop attacking every 25% when the Magus emotes and wait for the 2nd emote signaling the end of the recording and burn to the next 25% marker.

Its basically pointless to attack the Warlord either while the Magus is up unless you have a way around the 97% damage reduction. Once the Magus is down however, the killing the Warlord is a simple matter.

Sinking Sands (Level 70)

By the dock at -1444, -226, -407

  • Leads to Portal to the Past: Southern Desert of Ro
  • Minimum level requirement to enter: 60
  • Higher levels are auto-mentored to 70.
  • Mob level range: 72+ heroic
  • After clearing walk around the gravestones to get mummies to spawn. There should be 4 gravesites to do this at. Then listen to the dialogue.
  • The Ancient Cyclops spawns and the adventurers attack it. The AC will be unkillable at this time. The ranger will then "train" Terrorantula to AC. The Terrorantula will be unkillable until the ranger dies, so let Terrorantula stay on the ranger. Once the ranger is down, Terrorantula becomes killable. Once Terrorantula is down the warrior will become killable, and once the AC kills the warrior, the AC will become killable. It is important that you allow the NPCs in the zone to first grab aggro on Terrorantula and AC to prevent from bugging it.

Feerrott (Level 80)

Found on the beach at 128, -7, -85

  • Leads to Portal to the Past: Ocean of Tears
  • Minimum level requirement to enter: 70
  • Higher levels are auto-mentored to 80.
  • Mob level range: 82 - 84 heroic
  • Allizewsaur (level 84^^^) pops after killing the Aqua Goblin Sacrifice near the large statue. Has a huge aggro range, almost zone-wide. Can be kited with snares.

Moors of Ykesha (Level 90)

Found near the world bell dock at 1883, 453, 950

Rewards

  • The final named in each instance drops an exquisite chest with 2 Ancient Platinum Coins, a level appropriate augment and a level appropriate armor or weapon.

  • The merchants Distun Delki at the lighthouse ( 325, -14, 788 ) in Antonica and Erben Delki at -1039, -69, -593 in Commonlands are where you can spend your platinum coins at! Both merchants sell the same items.

New merchant items in 2014

New merchant items in 2013

New merchant items in 2012

Achievement

Time Traveler: Successfully explore and defeat villains from Norrath's past and receive the title Time Traveler.

History

  • In 2011 this event ran from 10am PDT on 3/23/2011 through 10am PDT on 3/30/2011
  • In 2012 this event ran from 12:01am PDT on 3/20/2012 through 11:59pm PDT on 3/28/2012
  • In 2013 this event ran from 12:01am PDT on 3/21/2013 through 11:59pm PDT on 03/28/2013
  • In 2014 this event ran from 12:01am PDT on 3/20/2014 through 11:59pm PDT on 03/27/2014

Celebrate EverQuest's 12th Anniversary with special in-game events in EverQuest II!


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Chronoportals
Occurs annually during the anniversary of EverQuest.
This event will run from
12:01am PDT March 20 through 11:59pm PDT March 27, 2014


ZAM would like to thank Frenijj, Kipra, Slissik and zerotonin for assistance with the portal locations and zone tips.

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  1. ^ 2014 dates from the in-game calendar.
  2. ^ March 22, 2011 article on EQII Players.

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