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My issue stems from the everquest client not passing the correct username or password to my login database. I did use the query to enter the password so that the password is sha encrypted.
Since I have gotten an account to work I am assuming that the eq client is not handling the password/encryption in the same way that the we are adding it to the database. There may be something else I am forgetting or not realized I should have done.