Veteran Rewards

Veteran rewards are bonuses given to long time players of Everquest. For every year of paid play time a new reward is unlocked. Some rewards are of dubious value and some are simply whimsical. To check which rewards you are entitled to, check your Alternate Ability screen under Special. In order to get the rewards on your character you need to type "/veteran" (there is a limit to the number of characters that can be veteran flagged).

  • Year 1: Lesson of the Devoted. Grants you double experience with a duration of 30 minutes and a reuse timer of 20 hours. It uses a buff slot and persists even through death.
  • Year 2: Infusion of the Faithful. Gives maxed stats and resists (to individual caps) and slightly increased run speed. This is a buff slot with duration of 15 minutes and reuse timer of 20 hours.
  • Year 3: Chaotic Jester. Summons a Halfling that randomly casts illusions, food, drink, can heal or give mana. This has a duration of 30 minutes and a reuse timer of 20 hours. As a matter of etiquette, ask your groupmates if they would mind the Jester's presence.
  • Year 4: Expedient Recovery. Summons all corpses and gives 100% resurrection for all corpses with resurrection timers. Reuse timer is 6 days and 20 hours.
  • Year 5: Steadfast Servant. Summons an imp that heals and casts an AC and Haste buff with a duration of 30 minutes and a reuse timer of 20 hours.
  • Year 6: Staunch Recovery. Full health and mana recovery (except for Bards), with a reuse timer of 20 hours.
  • Year 7: Intensity of the Resolute. Increased chance of critical hits with duration and reuse timer of 4 hours.
  • Year 8: Throne of Heroes. Teleports you to the Guild Lobby. There is a reuse timer of 1 hour and 12 minutes.
  • Year 9: Armor of Experience. A four layered protection from 100% to 25%, each layer absorbing 10 hits until it moves to the next layer. Refreshes every 20 hours.
  • Year 10: Summon Resupply Agent. A Merchant is summoned to your side who will sell supplies and buy your loot off you. He remains up for 10 minutes or until you get rid of him. Refreshes every 20 hours.
  • Year 11: Summon Clockwork Banker. A Banker is summoned to your side. He remains up for 10 minutes or until you get rid of him. Refreshes every 20 hours.
  • Year 12: Summon Permutation Peddler. An Augmentation Distiller Vendor is summoned to your side. Refreshes every 20 hours.
  • Year 13: Summon Personal Tribute Master. A Tribute Master is summoned to your side. Refreshes every 20 hours.
  • Year 14: Blessing of the Devoted. A passive ability which reduces the time required between uses of your Veteran's Rewards by 25%.

According to a FAQ released by SOE when they introduce free-to-play, all accounts are now elligible to start accumulating years towards veteran rewards.

"Veteran Rewards will accumulate regardless of your membership level as long as your account is eligible to play. So if you have an account, and it goes Silver, it will continue to accumulate Veteran Rewards. Similarly if you start up a new account after going free-to-play it will start accumulating Veteran Rewards right away, even if it doesn't convert from Free right away."

The number of accounts eligible to be veteran flag is supposed to be one per year of veteran time. Deleted characters which are veteran flagged are lost flags, though one may be able to petition to get it restored (there doesn't seem to be an official policy on this, and may be up to a GM's discretion?). It would be a good idea to be very careful with what characters you choose to flag.