In mid-March of every year, EQ2 celebrates the anniversary of the original EverQuest with a chronoportals event. This event involves portals scattered around the world that lead to long-ago times (events from EQ). Tokens (ancient platinum coin) earned from the portals and related quests can then be spent at chronoportals merchants in Antonica and Commonlands. (Both vendors offer the same items.) The 2018 Chronoportals event will run from March 19, 2018 at 12:01am PDT through March 26, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT on the live servers. The merchants, however, will remain in game until April 2, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT.
Since this anniversary occurs during the crazed event season for EQ2 (sandwiched between Brewday and Bristlebane Day), now that the event is established, there isn't always much new with it. For 2018, the new offerings are 5 new buyable paintings, all of which will cost 1 ancient platinum coin.
This year, everything but the replicase (which remain heirloom) will be fully tradeable. They will also stack in inventory, although this may not take effect until the next patch. The harp and the books will be heirloom until the next patch, at which time they will be made tradeable.
New For 2018
||Might of Ancient Oggok
||The Great Divide
|The Red Lord
Stormhold will have the entire event. Fallen Gate, which is still missing one of the needed zones (and some of the needed levels), will not have the event this year.
These instances will automatically chronomentor you as needed. Remember that this will dispel pets, including god pets, and familiars, so you will be recasting those a lot. You will also need to /unmentor once done with the instance.
Most of these items cost 1 Ancient Platinum Coin apiece. The exceptions are "The Age of Turmoil" painting, and the "Ancient Melodic Gnomophone" which cost 5 Ancient Platinum Coin each. They are sold on the chronoportal merchants near the lighthouse in Antonica, and above the Commonlands dock.
|A Dark Diary
||Ancient Melodic Gnomophone*
||Ancient Musical Harp*
||Beasts of Cazic-Thule
|Captain's Logbook -
|Emperor Crush's Throne
||Guardian of Flame
|Hidden in the Mists
|Kaladim's Ancient Guardian
||Legacy of Guk
||Memorable View of
||Qeynos Guard Logbook
||Remnants of a
|Remnants of Cabilis
|Remnants of Feerrott
||Remnants of Guk
||Replica: Banes of
|Replica: Fippy Darkpaw
||Replica: Ghouls of Guk**
||Replica: Minotaur Hero
||Replica: Warlord Skarlon
||Ring Around the Desert
||Sands of Time Hourglass
|Servants of Veeshan
||Tale of the Hero
||The Age of Turmoil
||The Dangers of
|The Pinnacle of Knowledge
||To Slay a Dragon
||To The Forest Floor
||View of Old Freeport
|View of Old Qeynos
||View of The Temple
||Walking in the Sand: A Case
Study in Desert Spiders
|Welcome to Iceclad Ocean
*Both the harp and the gnomophone play music. The harp may still be heirloom when the event launches, but should be fixed in the next live patch.
**These two replicas only show one mob in preview mode, which is incorrect
Returning for 2018
- Eight Portal to the Past zones, featuring well known encounters
- Level 20 - “Portal to the Past: Qeynos Hills” - entrance in Antonica near lighthouse
- Level 30 - “Portal to the Past: Plains of Karana” - entrance in Enchanted Lands between wizard spire and druid rings
- Level 40 - “Portal to the Past: Qeynos Ruins” - entrance in Thundering Steppes near the docks
- Level 50 - “Portal to the Past: Steamfont” - Entrance in Steamfont near the druid rings
- Level 60 - “Portal to the Past: Nagafen's Lair" - entrance in Lavastorm just off the docks
- Level 70 - “Portal to the Past: Southern Desert of Ro” - entrance in Sinking Sands just off the docks
- Level 80 - “Portal to the Past: Ocean of Tears" - entrance in the Feerrott
- Level 90 - “Portal to the Past: Guk” - entrance in Moors of Ykesha,
just off the dock
- "Hunt the Past" Quest - Repeatable every year (NPC in Commonlands, above the docks)
- "Time Traveler" Event achievement
- "Elements of Time" collection
- Paintings, books, plushies, a musicbox, and a title can be bought from Erben and Distun Delki, the Chronoportal merchants
If you want additional details on the quests or collection item locations, you might want to check out the wiki's Chronoportal Phenomenon
Returning Quest With House Items
You can choose one of these two items (or Ancient Platinum Coins) for completing the "Hunt the Past" quest. Both housepets are no-trade. Note that you will have to kill special triggered mobs in each of the chronoportal instances in order to complete this quest. (The level requirement on each of the instances was removed in 2016, but low-level folks should proceed with a group of elders, or with much care, when grabbing updates from the higher level instances.)
|Guk Basilisk (housepet)
||Lava Beetle (housepet)
Created: 2017-03-09 05:00:35
Last Modified By: Niami Denmother
Last Modified on: 2018-03-16 06:21:21
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