The steps are listed below. Follow this link http://eq2.wikia.com/wiki/To_Speak_as_a_Dragon
for a listing of where the runes drop/are.
Starting the Quest
Approach the ravine in Lavastorm that leads to the entry to Maiden's Gulch and speak to Sebir the Historian, ( -167.86, -9.63, -546.37 ) who tells you about the sage who needs rescuing.
Zone a group of players at least level 45 into Maiden's Gulch: Rescue of the Sage.
Kill the Drakota Inquisitor and Vyr'drais the Vicious (51^^^ Heroic, no longer Epic) with 2 adds, and hail the Sage of Ages on the platform behind him to start the quest.
Once you've started the quest with the Sage, travel to the bottom of Solusek's Eye (sublevel 6), (where translucent paths wind over the lava) and enter Nagafen's Lair. ( -202, -617, -198 ) .
Note:To get to Nagafen's Lair you will need to take a lift ( -325, -595, 187 ) to the third floor in the Giant Apartments, but it may appear that you can only travel up to the second floor. To get to the third floor, open the door once you arrive at the second floor and hit the "up" option on the triangular button just inside the door (you may need to run into the room and back to the lift, but there is a short delay on the lift which should allow you to do so before the lift moves up to the third floor). There will be a one-way ledge at ( -103, -614, -292 ) followed by the Oratorium of Thyr. This instance is not required for the quest, but must be completed unless you have the assistance of someone with access to the deserted version.
Note:Because you do not know the Elder Dragon language (the whole point of this quest is to learn it), you can't speak to Lord Nagafen once you enter.
Speak to Majordomo Inferinus who tells you that you need to learn the language Elder Dragon to be able to speak to Lord Nagafen.
Speak to the Sage of Ages in Antonica on the top floor of the Tower of the Oracles. If he dissapears or is not there, leave and re-enter the tower again. He tells you that you need to find 26 translated runes of Elder Dragon to learn the language.
Gather the 26 runes
Speak to the Sage of Ages again.