EverQuest is turning 23 years old today! (Yes, 23 years of questing, raiding, tradeskilling and adventuring—can you believe it?!) In celebration of our anniversary, we've prepared a new mission, some new quests, a new raid, and achievements you can earn from now and until May 10, 2022, 11:00 p.m. PDT. Oh, and until April 20, 2022, 11:00 p.m. PDT, we have a little surprise gift for you, too, just for logging in* and celebrating with us. Plus, XP gain has been set to 150% until March 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. PDT. On top of all that, we're also running a sweepstakes until Friday, March 25, 2022, 11:00 p.m. PDT which you can find and enter through our official Anniversary landing page.

New for this year:

Quest – The Known Laws of Aviation

  • Giraga the troll has come to the sphinxes for information. Giraga asked a warrior in her town to train her to be as strong as him. He laughed and told her, 'mebbe when fish fly.' Giraga has never seen a flying fish, so she has gone to the sphinxes for help. They gave her a book full of riddles and, presumably, solving them will lead her to flying fish.

Quest – Paintings Playing Poker

  • Big Slick Jones loves his poker, and one of his early poker memories is the stories that would be told about the crows playing poker at his hometown tavern, getting him interested in the craft. He'd love to hear more about the other paintings around Norrath and if they're still up.

Quest – Death Finds a Way

  • Krastoraab, Acolyte of the Cycle, has a story that he wishes to tell any who is willing to hear it. A story about the cycle of life, death, and everything in between. He needs the  help of several spirits who have since passed, and he is waiting for their cycle to begin anew.

Mission – Beyond Espoir

  • You'll pick up a quest from Krastoraab who will send you out to meet several disciples of the cycle. It'll then be up to you to fight each of the disciples in order to understand the importance of the cycle. There are lots of steps to tackle, but the rewards will be worth it.

Raid – Mad Emperor

  • Rumors have been spreading about activity in Karnor's Castle. Eerie green lights, screams . . . stuff like that. Not that these things never happen in the castle, but never this frequently!

Returning events:

  • Looking for adventures that are over level 100? Some of the previous top hits included Sailor Twift with her Riveting Tales. Don’t have time to help spread the Unity among the Gnolls? Head to the Plane of Knowledge and speak with Maitreya the Maitre D`. He needs some help making a Fancy Feast.
  • Not quite up to the level 100+ quests? Don't worry, there are a bunch of lower-level quests. If you are not ready to head out for summer, stop by Geia Korrel and head back to school with School Supplies. Or if helping a lovesick Iksar is more to your liking, speak with an Emissary of Erollisi in the Plane of Knowledge.
  • No party is complete without eating some delicious Platinum Anniversary Cake in scenic locations. While you're out in the world adventuring, take the time to explore over seventeen years of anniversary content.

It's a great time to explore Norrath like never before and celebrate our birthday! Speak with the Mechanical Fortune Teller in Plane of Knowledge for details on these past and current celebrations. Hop in, strap on your armor and weapons, and have fun!

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*Surprise gift only available to active All Access members.