Cad Goddeau A (level 15)
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different
Characters that were created after Patch Version 1.79 do not receive this Epic quest.
This is the preliminary to the Reawakening Quest:
This quest starts in Tir na Nog with the Blademaster Trainer Luighseach. She will tell you to Seek out Torrance the Druid Trainer who lives in Ardee, in front of one of the buildings.loc 54642, 49959
He will ask you if you have heard the tale of Cad Goddeau. Just say yes and save yourself a ton of aggravation. He will tell you about learning from the past and eventually hand you a Druid Plant. Then he tells you to seek out Chief Neasan living in a tree just outside of Ardagh.
Behind the Tower you can see Connla, swim across the water to Connla and hop a horse to Druim Ligen. Jump off of the Horse at Ardagh, and head west, you will see a HUGE tree with a door, this is the home of Chief Neasan.
Give the Druid Plant to Chief Neasan and he will tell you that you must seek out the Old Hermit. And that you must complete a task before the Old Hermit will talk to you. You must defeat The Blademaster.
Hop a horse to The Valley of Bri Leith you will find the Blademaster and Old Hermit near loc=25787,54683 in a tent. If you try to enter and talk to the old hermit he will ignore you until you have killed The Blademaster. The Blademaster wanders around here. I saw a few other creatures but nothing that wasn't neutral to me.
The Blademaster conned yellow to me at 16, and hits in the high 30's to mid 40's. I was able to defeat him barely (I got lucky and dodged a few of his attacks). He drops Coin, Boots of the Deft Strider, and a key.
Upon nearing the home of the Old Hermit he will tell you to give him the key, and then he will talk to you. He will tell you a story about a "dark thing" that a Druid once did and then will ask you if you have anything to give him. Hand him the Druid Plant.
You will gain EXP and obtain a new quest called the quest of the Reawakening, of which you cannot even start until you are Level 20. The new quest will take you to the Cliffs of Moher to rescue a Druid imprisoned by the Moherian Distorters.
Follow the road south to Innis Carthaig and hop another horse to Tie na Mbeo. Ardagh is the town just before there and again speak with Chief Neasan. If you are Level 16 like me he will ask you what you are doing back here. Get Lvl 20 and come back for more adventure.
Official hint (from Camelot Herald):
Necklace of Energy (Moon) -- Mentalist
Ring of Nature Affinity -- Druid
Boots of the Deft Strider -- Blademaster
Band of Woven Grass -- Animist
Necklace of Laughing Winds -- Valewalker
Incubus Gem -- Vampiir
Necklace of Energy (Wail) -- Bainshee