Go to North Freeport Mages Guild and talk to Tohsa B'hondus at 5, -38, -109

-Can you not see I am busy with my research, pest
Choose any option
-And you think I should be impressed by your words? My research is of much more import. Begone. Pest
Choose option
-Insolent Wretch! Even my dead and buried instructor never spoke to me thus!
End Convo

Talk to Qurst in Commonlands at -1331, -69, 332

-Oh, why hello there! Say, you wouldn't have happened to come across my body, would you?
Any option works
-You're obviously here about Tohsa. I wasn't born yesterday. Hey, for that matter, I didn't die yesterday either. Quite the coincidence, that. Especially humorous as she's the filthy wench that killed me! Her instructor!
Any option
-How can I know? One day, I'm sitting there, giving her all the necromantic knowledge her little dark elf brain could absorb, and the next, she's standing over me, and I've got a dagger in my throat. But oh, I'm not bitter, not in the slightest!
Only option
-Strong Feelings? Animosity? Yeah, you could say that. She took my life, and then she took my research!
Only option
-Oh, only the most important stuff since the gods left norrath!
Only option

-They are? How about Vazzaelle? She back?
Only option
-Hah, could have told you that one. That's the research I was conducting. I found out that her mortal remains are still on norrath somewhere
Only option
-I can only assume. I mean, I've been dead a while. But there's no way that battle-axe of a strumpet could have found everything. Say you wouldn't happen to know how long I've been dead, would you?
Only option
-Of course you would. I'll tell you what, I'll let you know how to get in on her research, if you help me out of this predicament. Deal?
Only option
-NO! Now here's what you're going to do... There's an erudite visiting Neriak. I need you to go retrieve a skull from him. You get that for me, and I'll help you get Tohsa, and I'll do it gladly.
End convo

Talk to Dartain in Neriak at -708, 32, 233 Starts quest The Bones of Insanity

-I've been waiting for you.
Only option
-Qurst? No. He's but a foolish dead gnome with a wrench to grind.
Only option
-Ahh, in due time. You'll know more when you find the answers yourself. For now though, you are here for the skull.
Only option
-Such knowledge comes from an understanding of motivations and desires. Certain people will always behave in predictable patterns. Once you have lived long enough, you begin to see those patterns emerge. They become clear; transparent as glass or even the air we breathe.
Only option
-Less haste, my young friend. You are a necromancer. You have all the time in the world. Make your decisions with care, lest you find your choices leading to places you do not wish to visit.
Only option
-Before I give you this, I need you to understand a few things. This is no mere trinket. It is the skull of the demigoddess Vazaelle, torn from her body as Cazic Thule himself reshaped her spirit to suit his own purposes.
Only option
-I sense something about you that intrigues me. It's possible that you may eventually help me, and so, I wish to aid you in this moment.
Only option
-Not at this time. If we meet again in the future, then there will be time for explanations. For now though, I need you to prove to me that you can protect this from those who might seek to take it from you. Speak to me when you are ready for a duel.

Be prepared for a fight, I had to drag him out of the library and was not easy with no solo setup. He is a 85 heroic, once he gets to 10% he yields.

-Return with this skull to the ghostly gnome. Be wary, for he certainly setting you up for something.
Only option
-As always, examine the motivations, and you will discover the truth. More than that I cannot say. Guard that skull with your life.
Only option
-I have a feeling you'll be finding more of the Mad Goddess. Until we meet again Sabutai
End convo

Back to Qurst in commonlands

-Oh ho ho! It looks like you got the ferfizzled thing!
Only option
-Oh, just lay it right there on the grave. That's a good necromancer!
Only option
-And I now get to try out my new powers, of course! Rise! Server your master and slay this fool! The skull of Vazaelle will be mine!
He becomes agro 85 triple up, with 2 double up adds. Hits hard

Back to Tohsa B'hondus in North Freeport

-And what is this now? Incessant blabbering? Rude prattling? Oh you filthy adventurers are all alike. Oh hello, what's this? what an interesting skull.
Chose the dartain response
-Dartain you say? That's a name I have not heard in near two hundred years. How would he still be alive, I wonder? So tell me the story of how you acquired this.
Only option
-You have my full attention. Please go on.
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-Ahh, Qurst. I remember his death-squeals fondly. Tell me, does his spirit bear any marks I gave to his body in life? I do so hope it does.
Only option
-I apologize, please continue.
Only option
-And ensnare me you have. What do you plan to do with me now, my lovely?
Only option
-Oh dear, you're not going to tell me you defeated Dartain? I'm not sure I could bear such a blatant lie! At least, not if you expect me to believe it!
Only option
-Ouch! I suppose I deserved that. Oh, I do so appreciate this tale already. You might say I'm enthralled by your narration...
Only option
-And so you do indeed. I believe we may be of some use to each other... What do you say? Tohsa and Sabutai, partners in the studies of the skull of Vazaelle
Only option
-No, that has been the focus of my research these last hundred and fifty years. I'Ve sought the pieces of Vazaelle's mortal coil, either with the hope of bringing her back to the world of the living, or bringing her avatar across the planar divide.
Only option
-My research is such that I don't believe you would be able to pick up where I leave off, so I shall be the spirit, and you shall be the strength.
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-Kunark, I am virtually certain Venril Sathir gathered most of Vazaelle's remains during one of his quests to regain power. First, we shall seek her fangs, my Strength. Yes, first we shall seek her fangs. Follow my guidance, and return to me with each of the four.

First fang, Kill Korocust in the Court of Korocust and loot Vazaelle's Right Incisor
Second fang, Temple of the Red Lord, use goggles dropped from any of the droag surrounding the temple and harvest the fang at loc -2452, 314, 312
Third fang, Temple of the White Lady, use goggles dropped from any sentinel surrounding the temple and harvest the fang at loc -2431, 230, 1733
Fourth Fang, Kill Harbringer Freglor in Crypt of Agony, loot Vazaelle's Left Canine

Return to Tohsa B'hondus in North Freeport

-You've returned with the four remaining fangs?
Only option
-I've continued my research here. 'The Death of an Empire' is a book by an erudite scholar detailing the fall of Venril's empire, and some of the things he gathered to attempt to preserve himself after his 'death'.
Only option
-It does. One of the things Sathir managed to do was gather most of Vazaelle's remains. As it turns out, the experiments he performed usint the once-goddesses mortal husk had little to do with his eventual state of undeath.
Only option
-Not exactly, no. Though the author of the book doesn't seem to have been able to unearth any truths regarding the exact fate of the remains, he does seem to believe that two pieces of the spine made their way into some sort of ancient city, or knowledge repository.
Only option
-Exactly. And that's where you're to go next. Hope you have friends, I hear exploration there is not an endeavor to be taken lightly.
End convo

Upper Spine, Drops from Druesella Sathir in Maiden's Chamber
Lower Spine, Drops from Praetor of the Phylactery in Vault of the Eternal

Return to Tohsa B'hondus in North Freeport

-Brilliant! The last two pieces of the lady of madness!
Only option
-Cazic was not kind to Vazaelle when he elevated her status. In fact, she went through much torture before she could properly take her place as the Demigoddess of Madness
Only option
-He trapped her inside her own mind. Slowly. According to legend, Cazic removed her appendages, and left her in darkness for an eternity. Patiently watching her mind devolve into a state of fear and instense terror.
Only option
-Indeed. Though we now possess all of Vazaelle's mortal shell, we must still find her bindings strong enough to hold the enchantmets I'll need to weave these remains together.
Only option
-Don't you see? This isn't about platinum or gold. We are on the verge of creating a relic of extreme power. An artifact of such power that all necromancers from Neriak to Freeport shall covet.
Only option
-So then help me, this one last time. I require but two more pieces, and I will be able to complete the enchantment to bind Vazaelle's remains!
Only option
-Then I'll need the necromantic orb from an extremely powerful iksar necromancer, and sinew strong enough to hold the remains of Vazaelle together. For the sinew, I'd recommend sarnak, but only the toughest.
End convo

Travel to chardok and kill the Queen at the bottom, placeholder works as well.
Travel to Sebilis, harvest an update near Venril Sathirs lair. Must do in order.

Return to Tohsa B'hondus

-Yes, these will do nicely! You have done well Sabutai
Only option
-Impatience is a flaw, not a virtue. You'd do well to remember that.
Only option
-Then stand back, and I shall begin the ritual. You will be an important part of this process too.
End convo

Tohsa becomes agro and proceeds to wtfpwn you. Has a pretty serious noxious dot that needs to be cured and pops 5 adds about 20 secs in. They seemed to depop on us, kill and receive your Heroic reward.

Heroic reward

\aITEM 34743695 211607607:Insanity's Rapture\/a

Return to Dartain in Neriak to start the Raid portion of the Epic

-So, you've returned. I see that either you, or someone you've tricked has completed the reconstruction. Would you mind if I took a look?
First option
-Interesting. I presume this is not your work?
Only option
-I presume you're not satisfied with its unfinished state? Because simply binding Vazaelle's mortal remains only gets one so far.
Only option
-Of course there is. Her essence. Her soul. The power that made her a deity. That is what you will require to assist me. I expect that you'll wish to know where and how to acquire her essence?
Only option
-As you know, Venril once possessed the remains of Vazaelle. When those remains were scattered throughout Kunark, her soul attempted to return to them.
Only option
-An interesting question, to be sure. Think for a while, and see what you come up with. I will tell you that there are four gems you seek. One of which I retain possession of.
Only option
-Here, take this. Put it in your journal. Those are the only clues I have as to the location of Vazaelle's spirit stones.
Only option

Start quest Shattered Sanity of the Mad

-When you do return, I'll assist you in joining the three you have with the fourth I have.
End convo

The three drops you need are gems from the following mobs
First; Imzok's Revenge, loot Damaged Carnelian Choker, use for update.
Second; The Leviathan, loot Tarnished Jade Pendant, use for update
Third; Nexona, loot Worn Agate Necklace, use for update.

Return to Dartain in Neriak

-Ahh, I see that you have the three gems. I suppose its time that I grant you mine.
Only option
-As with the others, you will need to break the gem out of its setting. But before I give it to you, I must ask a question.
Any option
-Why do you suppose it is that Vazaelle's essence attempted to seek her mortal remains?
Only option
-No, I don't believe that is it. If she had divine power, she could simply take them.
Only option
-That's correct. I'm certain she is no longer a deity. In fact, I believe the pieces you gathered are the sole remaining pieces of her soul. Cazic was among the first to return to Norrath, and I believe he stripped Vazaelle of her power in order to hasten his return.
Only option
-You might say that. If you were a yokel from the Steppes. It is something to ponder though... these gems, along with those remains you hold, are very likely all that remains of the goddess Vazaelle.
Only option
-Very well, here is the gem. Speak to me again when you have it broken from the socket.

Receive Dartain's Ring

-All four gems, and Insanity's Rapture. I believe this does it.
Only option
-It's not so much magic. When you understand the nature of the thing, you can predict behavior. We already knew that Vazaelle's spirit was seeking her remains. Now all that's required is to show them to each other.
Only option
-That's correct. It's clear that when this is completed, you will wield all that remains of Vazaelle the Mad.
Only option
-Just take these... and put them inside the skull... Ahh, here we are. Remember, Sabutai, I will call on you in the future. But I sense that you will need Vazaelle's assistance to deal with some of the challenges in your future. Until we meet again, I wish you good luck.

\aITEM -2092073898 -1313353754 -1810624521:Vazaelle, the Mad\/a

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