We use instanced zones to provide custom content and manage the rate at which loot becomes available as the server population increases.

Using Instances

To enter an instance, you must find a special NPC located somewhere in Norrath. Just hail one for information. The NPC can also summon corpses from instances that have expired and tell you about your lockout timer.

In a non-raid group, the group leader controls the instance. In a raid, the raid leader controls it. Only the current raid or group leader can start a new instance. New characters can be added to your instance across zones, without needing to zone out: just invite them into a group.

To prevent confusion, instance NPCs will only let characters zone in that are in the same instance as the raid/group leader. If you are in a different instance, the NPC will tell you and remind you when your lockout timer expires (since that’s the earliest you can join a different instance).

CommandDescription
“hail”In-character story text and basic triggers.
“enter”Enter your current instance. Only the group or raid leader can use this command to create a new instance. If you are locked out, the NPC will tell you when your timer expires.
“corpse”Did you leave a corpse in an instance that expired? Don’t worry, it’s not gone! The NPC can summon these corpses for you upon request before they decay in 7 days.
“reflag”Raid/group leader only. Re-flags all members of your raid/group for the instance. This is a backup for raid/group leaders just in case a bug pops up.

1-2 Group Epic Quests

These instances are intended to make Epic Quest rewards obtainable by 1-2 groups of level 60 characters. Since these instances reduce the risk of certain encounters, so to do they reduce the reward.

Plane of Fear: The Little Death

Expires: 4 days (96 hours). Lockout: 7 days.

This instance of the Plane of Fear provides an opportunity to obtain Epic Quest related items for multiple classes without a large raid.

Plane of Sky: Spiroc Armory

Expires: 8 hours. Lockout: 7 days.

This instance of the Plane of Sky makes it possible for players to obtain the Spiroc Wingblade for the Warrior Epic Quest without a large raid.

Ruins of Sebilis: The Undead Bard

Expires: 8 hours. Lockout: 7 days.

This instance of The Ruins of Sebilis allows Bards to complete their Epic Quest without a large raid.

Karnor’s Castle: Weaken the Lich

Expires: 8 hours. Lockout: 7 days.

This instance of Karnor’s Castle provides an alternate way to obtain Epic Quest related items for Druids, Rangers, and Wizards without a large raid.