A dormant feature for almost 5 years, Roshen announced today that EQ devs are about to "clean house" on the Shadowrest zone.
Why is this happening now, as in what is the point of it?
Conspiracy theorists suggest this is the first sign of the coming apocalypse ...err... server mergers, could this be true?
Maybe Shadowrest is being recycled into a new end-game raid zone? Hardcore heritage? New monster mission based on putting flowers on graves?
Anyways, here's some potentially true and helpful info taken from Roshen's actual post on the official boards:
"We’re going to start clearing out old Shadowrest corpses on February 10th, 2016. Please travel to Shadowrest and loot your items from your corpses before then.
We’re talking about VERY old corpses from back when corpses still had items left on them (over FIVE years ago), we recommend you take a moment to clean up your Shadowrest corpses if you think that there’s any chance that there are items still out there waiting to be looted.
When this happens, we’ll be parcel mailing to your characters any items that are still on a corpse, before we get rid of those corpses forever. This has the possibility of filling up your parcel boxes. If your parcel box fills up,you’ll lose items that are over the cap.
Instructions on How to Clean Your Shadowrest Corpses:
If you get a message saying "You currently have a corpse present in Shadowrest" when you log in, you probably want to pay Shadowrest a visit!
Once in Shadowrest, hail Keeper of Lost Things. Say [bodies] to the Keeper to get the number of corpses that the Keeper has stored and to get the instructions on how to retrieve your corpses. Once you have summoned your corpses, right click on the corpses and loot all of your items. You may need to use the command /corpsedrag if your corpses are stacked in a location that you cannot target.
Note: You still may have items on corpses in Shadowrest even if you don't get this message when you log in.
We appreciate everyone that makes the effort to go through their old corpses before February!"
And will give O-board poster Fanra (yep, that Fanra!) props for posting something more helpful:
"This post has everything except for how to get to Shadowrest. For those wondering, in Plane of Knowledge speak to Devin Traical. The location of Devin Traical is approx. -13.29
483.51,-90.64 in PoK. I'm not sure if she appears in the Find window.
Tell her "Travel" to go to Shadowrest."