Kunark Ascending Crafting Quests, Main Article

This is part of the Kunark Ascending Crafting and Housing Preview. Please refer back to that article for important disclaimers and details.

The Kunark Ascending expansion has a large and detail-rich tradeskill questline. Since it can be easy to miss some of the subtle hints that point you to the next step in the quest series, and there are some side-quests, I will detail each and every quest for a quest walkthrough. This will take time, but is expected to be completed before beta is done.

Before You Start

Before you get started on the questing, there are several warnings and suggestions that need to be dealt with - plus one little bit of silliness.

I promised some silliness, so here it is, complete with a tiny bit of filk lyrics at the end of it.

This quest series has two pre-requisites. In order to do any of the Kunark Ascending tradeskill line, you will need to have completed the Terrors of Thalumbra crafting line. In order to finish the "epic" part at the end of the questline, you will also need to have completed "The Proof in the Pudding", which was the original crafting epic that awarded you your master craftsman cloak and title, and the Earring of the Solstice. As mentioned above, you do not need to do the "epic" part if all you are aiming for is enough faction to buy your recipe books. (If you want to "just" get as far as the dailies/weeklies you will need to complete all the quests in the first six chunks of quests listed below (all the way through Choose the Slug Life in the Twark Round Two & Nye'Caelona section.)

Since some folks have questioned the "why" on the ToT crafting requirement, this is because this is a logical continuation of that line. In the ToT line, you established your credentials as a resourceful and intelligent crafter to Brytthel and the Queen, and helped with the containment censer for the chaos stone before it was stolen. In this questline, you are continuing to help them both as the things become more dire. There is very solid storyline here that provides counterpoint to what the adventurers are doing, and with the stakes as high as they are, your Thalumbra/Maldura contacts aren't going to trust this to any outsider other than one who has proven themselves.

As far as our new epic goes, you also have to have proven yourselves to the sarnaks in Bathezid's Watch before they will help you with extremely advanced crafting techniques needed infuse a weapon with the power of the gods. There's a lore reason for this. On a more practical note, this is effectively the crafter Epic 2.0. Just as the adventuring epic 2.0 will require that adventurers already have completed their original epic (not just done Epic Repercussions), crafters need to have completed their original epic for their cloak/solstice earring, before they can quest for their new epic cloak and mount.

The Quests

NOTE: The "KA" article names are my way of breaking the writeup into logical, more manageable chunks, and should not be confused with the quest names.