Red V Clockwork  

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Rating:
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Time:1 hour
Level:5
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Era:Original
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Jun 25 12:12:42 2000
Modified: Mon Feb 3 07:58:00 2014
After completing the "Series C Black Boxes" quest (see link for details), you received a "Daily Log". Take this to Drekon Vebnebber in Ak'Anon (location 875, -475).

You say, 'Hail, Drekon Vebnebber'

Drekon Vebnebber says 'Hello, _____. It is grand to make your acquaintance. I am the in-house merchant-slash-file clerk. I have goods to offer and I handle all the Gemchopper paperwork. Thrilling, don't you think?'

Hand in the Daily Log.

Drekon Vebnebber says 'Why, thank you. Hey!! This log indicates some messy business is going on at the scrapyard. Something happened to a group of gnomes. They never came out!! Go check out the scrapyard! I believe the rumors of [Red 5] are true.'

Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Merchants of AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with King AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Clan Grikbar got worse.
You gain experience!!

You say, 'Who is Red 5?'

Drekon Vebnebber says 'Red 5 is rumored to be a haywire clockwork. They say he pieced himself back together and lives in the scrapyard. If he IS there, you must hunt him down and take his blackbox to Manik Compolten. Be careful, if Red 5 rebuilt himself, he may have rebuilt minions as well.'

From here, you need to obtain Red V's blackbox and give it to Manik. Red V is usually about level 4-6 and spawns in the southeastern-most room of the Mines of Malfunction (around location 2025, -625). The corridors leading to and the room in which Red 5 spawns are short, so only small and medium sized people can actually fight or cast in there, since you have to be standing to cast or attack.

The spawn point for Red 5 alternates between "obsolete model" and "Red 5". "Red 5" is the one who drops the item you need. Note that it runs when low in health and is KOS to guards in the area, so you could get KOS'd.

Red V says 'Click... Inferior being. Red 5 shall exterminate.'

You have slain Red V!
Red V's corpse says 'Unit will cease to function. All remaining parts of Red 5 blackbox live on. Red 5 blackbox incomplete.'
Your faction standing with Defective Clockwork got worse.

Loot the incomplete blackbox from its corpse.

In order to fix this blackbox, you have to put four blackbox fragments inside it and hit 'combine'. Blackbox fragments drop from the obsolete models that also inhabit the mines.

obsolete model says 'Click... Inferior being. Red 5 shall exterminate.'

You have slain obsolete model!
obsolete model's corpse says 'This unit is disabled. Red 5 fragment forfeited.'
Your faction standing with Defective Clockwork got worse.

Combine 4x "Blackbox Fragment" in the Incomplete Blackbox to produce a Rusted Blackbox. Hand this item in to Manik Compolten.

Note that this quest lowers faction with the Dark Reflection, who happen to be the NPCs in the Mines. The item received is often a piece of low level armor, but sometimes you'll get a potion or a "Bullsmasher", or "Iony's Absorber".

Upon turn-in:

Manik Compolten says 'This is fabulous news!! You have done well, young one. Once you are ready for [further instruction] please let me know, I will guide you through your early most dangerous days. When you have become more experienced in our art, I wil be able to further instruct you on how to progress through your early ranks, as well as in some various [trades] you will have available to you.'
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Merchants of AkAnon got better
Your faction standing with King AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Clan Grikbar got worse.
You gain experience!!


Possible Rewards:

Bull Smasher (uncommon)
Iony's Absorber (uncommon)
Small Patchwork Tunic
Small Tattered Gloves
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# Jan 29 2014 at 11:58 AM Rating: Good
Manik Compolten is at location 894.36, -465.73 in Ak'Anon

After handing Manik the 4 series C blackboxes:

Manik Compolten says 'Ah! I see you had no problem finding all of the C series clockworks. Good work. Here. Take this blackbox. We received it from Clockwork 27C. Take it to Jogl Doobraugh. He is the operator of the only blackbox definer in Ak'Anon. He is out at the windmills checking on their operation.'

Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Merchants of AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with King AkAnon could not possibly get any better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Clan Grikbar got worse.
You gain party experience!!
You gain party experience!!
You receive 7 copper from Manik Compolten.

Receive: Blackbox XXVIIC
Item Lore: Blackbox for 27C Returned.

Jogl Doobraugh is at location 146.39, -696.49 in Steamfont Mountains.

You say, 'Hail, Jogl Doobraugh'

Jogl Doobraugh says 'Hellooo! My name is Jogl, master engineer with the Eldritch Collective. And this here is Charlotte. Pay no mind to her, she won't bite unless you attack me.'
Charlotte says 'Beep... Beep... Beep...'

Hand Jogl the Blackbox XXVIIC.

Jogl Doobraugh says 'Hmmm. Here you go. Take this log to Drekon Vebnebber. He is the in-house merchant at Gemchoppers Hall. It is his duty to file away all these logs.'

Your faction standing with Eldritch Collective got better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with The Dead got worse.
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with King AkAnon could not possibly get any better.
You gain party experience!!
You gain party experience!!

Receive: Daily Log
Item Lore: Log Sheet of Clockwork 27c1.

Drekon Vebnebber is at location 872.05, -475.53 in Ak'Anon.

You say, 'Hail, Drekon Vebnebber'

Drekon Vebnebber says 'Hello, ____. It is grand to make your acquaintance. I am the in-house merchant-slash-file clerk. I have goods to offer and I handle all the Gemchopper paperwork. Thrilling, don't you think?'

Hand Drekon the Daily Log.

Drekon Vebnebber says 'Why, thank you. Hey!! This log indicates some messy business is going on at the scrapyard. Something happened to a group of gnomes. They never came out!! Go check out the scrapyard! I believe the rumors of [Red 5] are true.'

Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Merchants of AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with King AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Clan Grikbar got worse.
You gain experience!!

You say, 'Who is Red 5?'

Drekon Vebnebber says 'Red 5 is rumored to be a haywire clockwork. They say he pieced himself back together and lives in the scrapyard. If he IS there, you must hunt him down and take his blackbox to Manik Compolten. Be careful, if Red 5 rebuilt himself, he may have rebuilt minions as well.'

Red V is at location 2026.51, -626.51.

You say, 'Hail, Red V'
You have slain Red V!
Red V says 'Click... Inferior being. Red 5 shall exterminate.'
Your faction standing with Defective Clockwork got worse.
Red V's corpse says 'Unit will cease to function. All remaining parts of Red 5 blackbox live on. Red 5 blackbox incomplete.'
--You have looted a Incomplete Blackbox.--
Item Lore: Red5Blackbox.

obsolete model says 'Click... Inferior being. Red 5 shall exterminate.'
Your faction standing with Defective Clockwork got worse.
obsolete model's corpse says 'This unit is disabled. Red 5 fragment forfeited.'
You have slain obsolete model!
--You have looted a Blackbox Fragment.--
Item Lore: Red5BlackboxChip.

Combine 4 Blackbox Fragment in the Incomplete Blackbox to make a Rusted Blackbox.
Item Lore: Red 5 Blackbox.

Hand Manik Compolten the Rusted Blackbox.

Manik Compolten says 'This is fabulous news! You have done well, young one. Once you are ready for [further instruction] please let me know, I will guide you through your early and most dangerous days. When you have become more experienced in our art, I will be able to further instruct you on how to progress through your early ranks, as well as in some of the various [trades] you will have available to you.'

Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Merchants of AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with King AkAnon could not possibly get any better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Clan Grikbar got worse.
You gain party experience!!
You gain party experience!!
You receive 6 silver from Manik Compolten.
You receive 1 gold from Manik Compolten.

Receive: Small Patchwork Tunic.
Finally :P
# Jun 10 2011 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
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With my return to the game and my delight that there were retro progression servers I decided to start out my new character with one of these...holy crap.

They still exsist. I got mine tonight. 4 levels and 3 days after I started. Took 47 turn ins, 2 absorbers and about 10 rusty warhammers causing mild heartattacks =/
Final dialogue
# Feb 26 2011 at 10:11 PM Rating: Good
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Manik Compolten says 'This is fabulous news!! You have done well, young one. Once you are ready for [further instruction] please let me know, I will guide you through your early most dangerous days. When you have become more experienced in our art, I wil be able to further instruct you on how to progress through your early ranks, as well as in some various [trades] you will have available to you.

Gem Chopppers got better
Merchants of Ak'Anon got better
King AkAnon got better
Dark Reflection got worse
Clan Grikbar got worse
Add to rewards list: Small Tattered gloves
# Feb 26 2011 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
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That's right, sometimes you don't get a bullsmasher or Ionny's Absorber. You get small tattered gloves (+ 16 silver and 3 gold and a bit of exp). An anonymous post above listed:

1. Small Round Shield
2. Rusty Shortened Spear
3. Small Patchwork Cloak
4. Small Tattered Wristband
5. Small Patchwork Shoulderpads
6. Small Tattered Wristband
7. Small Patchwork Cloak
8. Small Patchwork Tunic
9. Bullsmasher.

I thought he meant in addition to, but no, you get a single item. I'v repeated this quest 4 times. So there's a 50-50 chance you won't get the red v quest then there's an even smaller chance of getting the bull smasher.
Red V spawn
# Jul 12 2007 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
I'm currently camping for some blackbox fragments (kinda-sorta KoS with Miner Gnomes) in the rectangular room just to the right of Rilgor, Velena and Vaenor.

Red V and obsolete model spawn at 2016.67, -628.95, -180.81

Red V spawned four times just inside twenty-five minutes; each time with a box, only once without a fragment,...so far

I'm just glad that these gnomes don't wander the mine.
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i cant fuggin find red v
# Apr 05 2003 at 11:07 AM Rating: Default
i cant find red v an help appreicated
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#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 27 2002 at 3:49 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) gnome shadow knights are so rad, mine goes around whooping *** on sand giants and its commical to see sucha small package of destruction take down some big arab son of a *****
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 27 2002 at 3:48 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) why do you people try so hard for quests that suck so hard... i mean, you can get free items ***WITHOUT BEGGING, OR "ASKING NICELY"* i've been standing around and i've been handed better stuff than this just for being there when someone needs an inventory slot or is cleaning out their bank. **** stop trying to camp a level 5 quest. GO LEVEL UP SO YOU CAN GET USED TO 3 DAY+ SPAWN RATES. newbs
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 27 2002 at 3:45 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) newb stop whining go play pong you ****** pillowing biting *** ****!
another nerfing
# Jun 22 2002 at 10:38 AM Rating: Default
Last night was my first time back in the mines of malfunction in quite some time (before gnomes could be SKs). I decided I would quest the bullsmasher and start practicing my 1hb since I have used 1hs and 2hs almost exclusively up to this point.

Anyway, waiting for Red V isn't the hard part of the quest anymore. Verant has done a wonderful job of nerfing almost every obsolete model spawn in the mines. I spent more time running around trying to find blackbox fragments than i did anything else. I had to let red v's box rot a couple times because I had yet to find the fragments to combine and pick up a new box. They even got rid of the runaway clockworks in Steamfont! What's the deal? A good reward for this quest was rare enough, now they gotta make it take an hour to complete it once? Something is wrong here...

RE: another nerfing
# Jun 26 2002 at 3:47 PM Rating: Good
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The following are some observations that I have noticed about the spawn rate of obsoletes:

+ When you kill an obsolete model, a spider, or any other non-skelleton mob there is a chance that a skeleton will spawn in its place. After a while, you will have lots of skeletons and not much else. I came here after a patch and there were only a few skellies. After a few minutes of killing obsoletes, almost all mobs in the area were skellies.

+Attacking the skellies will get you dead real fast as every level 60+ npc in the area will jump on you.

+ The NPC's in the area will buff the skellies with very high-level buffs. It is completely unreasonbly to expect any lowbie to kill skellies when they have haste, Aego, Rune V, and uber damage shields. In essense, these level 1 skeletons have over 1500hp and a damage shield that nukes you for 25+ everytime you touch them. And if that wasn't enough, other NPC's will heal them THROUGH WALLS. Oh, and did I forget to mention that the NPC's will jump you if they catch you attacking them? Well, if they do, expect to be raped like a level 5 ranger in WW whose invis just dropped.

So far 14 pieces of junk and one Iony's Absorber.

/finger Verant
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# Apr 30 2002 at 6:31 PM Rating: Default
was trying to get my bullsmasher today, killing red V and getting the box was the easy part, the hard part is waiting to see if you finally get the Bullsmasher! i was just wondering how long it'll take before the NPC in the mines will start killing me for going in there? i was "apprehensivre" to start. Thanks
RE: faction
# May 25 2002 at 2:51 AM Rating: Decent
Well, I did it today, gnome paladin, started off dubious. Took me 11 trieds for the Bull Smasher, And I was dubious the whole time, and still am (at least until I do the deep muses BP and greaves...). So you should be pretty safe if you're apprehensive.

I did go from indifferent to scowling with the rogue clockworks though, of course.
quest tips
# Feb 19 2002 at 1:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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Done this quest too many times to count with various characters... gotten the Bullsmasher 3 times and the absorber once. Once I got the smasher on the first box I turned in, another time it took over 13 tries -- faction does not matter (my dwarf and halfling both succeeded before my gnome did).

Blackbox fragments drop from the obsoletes that hang out at several points in the mines, but Red V spawns in only one point. Sometimes he will move to the opposite end of the hall where he spawns, or wander to the alcove across from the gnome casters -- but he doesn't stay for long.

If you knock him down and he starts running, be careful and don't chase him toward the mine entrance -- the clockwork will kill him there and you will have to wait for the next spawn. When he runs away, he will come back after he has healed a bit, so just be patient (you can chase him if you are confident you can hit him while he is running).

There have also been times when I have had the unfinished box and did not have any fragments, and Red V spawned again in quick succession. Unfinished box is lore, so I had to let it rot while I looked for more fragments. Always helps to have extra, even though they do not stack. Runaway clockworks in Steamfront also drop the blackbox fragments for this quest, if that helps.

Be patient, kill spiders, and snakes while waiting (or work on your sense heading), and you will be rewarded... eventually.

Quest Info!
# Feb 02 2002 at 12:42 PM Rating: Good
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Okay this quest can turn out to be Fairly Long, or short. Tha quest can be done if you have a high enough faction with the Gemchoppers and you do not need to complete the first blackbox quest, When you arrive in the Mines where the Evil Trainers are you walk all the way back to the wizard guild and then where the trainer Veanor Husga stands there is an Adjacent room next to him where Red V spawns. Red V usually takes a short period of time to spawn, but there can be 1 problem...Other creatures spawn in his place then walk around and need to be killed before Red V can spawn again, so you must run around the whole place killing Rock Spiders, Rock Snakes and all Obsolete Models...But DO NOT kill the skeletons, you will be attacked by all the Evil Trainers! After you get four Black Box Components you kill Red V and you combine them in his Black box Red V drops, Once you combine them you go out going toward the Priest of Discord, but before you get to him there is a Warrior Guild Where You Must give Manik Compolton the Box! You may recieve the Bullsmasher or armor, but just keep doing it and eventually you will recieve the Bullsmasher...Good Luck

Edited, Thu Feb 7 14:43:41 2002
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# Jan 24 2002 at 6:57 PM Rating: Default
Am i the only one here who can't do this quest because the NPCs i the mine glare at me threateningly? I gave just enough black boxes to get Manik's faction to amiable so as to get the quest, yet can't do it.

I'm a lev 15 ranger wood elf.
264 times
# Nov 21 2001 at 9:48 AM Rating: Default
ive tried 264 times and havent gotten it once. Ive gotten everything but the bullsmasher. I quit trying to get it on my 80th day.
Phew...
# Oct 12 2001 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
Well, it took me 5 nights, but I finally got this **** thing. I turned in about 40 or so blackboxes (Oh, the pain...). The speed of this weapon does make it worth it in the end. I have Hammer of Wrath spell for magic onlies and undead, and I'll be using this for everything else for quite a while. Some stuff to know:

I don't think faction plays any part in the reward. It's just that there are so many items (about 20 or so) that you can be given.

I am a dwarf brell cleric and was indiff to the necros at the start. I assume other clerics would be too.

Red V does not wander far from his spawn point, usually just to the other end of the hall, when he moves at all. Ditto for the obsoletes that spawn in his place.

When you grab him, drag him to the other end of the hall! He will have to walk that much further to leave the mines. Once I started doing that, I never lost him to the guards again even without root.

Good luck in your hunting.

Doramur
Level 10 Dwarf Cleric
...that speaks softly and carries a big hammer now. :)
Red 5
# Oct 04 2001 at 5:42 AM Rating: Default
Lvl 12 mage on Rallos.I have been tryin 2 get a bullsmasher.About 30 tries so far=Iony's Absorber and a bunch of raw hide and tattered armor.My post is something i have discovered...it seemes the Rock snakes and Rock spiders are place holders for the obsolete models you need to kill to get the blackbox fragments for the RED 5 quest.So kill um I have about a zillion fragments for the incomplete blackbox =^).PS the trainers wont waste U for kill the snakes and spiders.good luck hope this helps ..Mentaltik 12 magician RALLOS ZEK!
Got it Baby
# Sep 26 2001 at 9:48 PM Rating: Default
Got the Bull Smasher today. I know this is going to upset alot of people, but I got it on the first try. Red V was blue to my lvl 5 Gnome warrior. Got the box, filled it and went to see Manik. Since he is my guild leader, this could have helped immensely. Just thought I would share that if you kill all the obseletes that spawn in both rooms on that end of the hall, he will spawn relatively quickly.






Tineewolfe 5th Season Gnome warrior
Leafwolf 14th Season Wood elf ranger
the box
# Sep 02 2001 at 10:41 AM Rating: Default
OK i got the box and gave it to the guys they said and he did nothing did i have to put something in the box of what plz tell me!! thanks
Arrrgh
# Aug 30 2001 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
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#37 just turned in -- beginning to doubt the "excellent" rating on this. I would think in the hours I've spent so far I could have made enough plat to buy one.
Item Log
# Aug 18 2001 at 10:21 PM Rating: Default
List and order of the items i got while waiting on Bullsmasher.

1. Small Round Shield
2. Rusty Shortened Spear
3. Small Patchwork Cloak
4. Small Tattered Wristband
5. Small Patchwork Shoulderpads
6. Small Tattered Wristband
7. Small Patchwork Cloak
8. Small Patchwork Tunic
9. Bullsmasher.





bullsmasher first try
# Aug 14 2001 at 5:41 AM Rating: Default
Did this quest to build faction for my wood elf bard so she could do the quest for the Bootstrutters frame pack (apprehensive to Manik will allow this quest but not the other). Got the Bullsmasher on the first try, and gave it to my dwarf cleric (dwarf warrior of mine also came down and got it on his fourth try -- faction has nothing to do with it). Seems to be given as a reward more frequently these days, but my characters may just be lucky.

Still don't have good faction for the pack, and I am sick of hanging out in the mines. Back to collecting scrap metal I guess...

Weapon is great for skilling up in 1HB with its low delay, and stats are a bonus. Best weapon in game for non-twink newbies... too bad about the class/race limitations. Wish Verant would put a couple more of these in there so poor characters could get something decent before level 20.
Snezzy
# Aug 12 2001 at 8:36 PM Rating: Default
Not broken, this still works. Did it with my lvl 5 Dwarf cleric and only took me 7 tries. Awesome weapon for any non-twinks such as my selff :)
Quest might be broke
# Aug 02 2001 at 9:01 PM Rating: Default
This guy says that the Gem Miners wont allow him to collect blackbox bits anymore, not sure if that means gms took it out or not but i want that item! ALSO do not ATTACK THE DECAYING GNOME SKELETONS!!!! The wizards there give them a ub3r fire shield that murders you in 4 hits *killed me and my level 8 pet!* Do not attack those, for they are dangerous! As the shield does 20 dmg a hit and hits 5 times in 10 seconds.

Romba, 8th mage Tallon-Zek, GnOm3
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