Series C Black Boxes  

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Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Time:2 Hours
Level:1
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Money
Faction Required:
Gem Choppers (Min: Amiable)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Original
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu Apr 26 15:05:17 2001
Modified: Fri Aug 24 22:44:37 2018
This quest begins with Manik Compolten in Ak'Anon, found at location 895, -465. You need to be at least amiable to Gem Choppers.

You say, 'Hail, Manik Compolten'

Manik Compolten says 'Greetings, young one. I am Manik Compolten, High Watchman. Are you a [new warrior] or an [experienced fighter]?'

(Note: As an aside to this quest, you can ask Manik about the Asylum of the Mad and about Meldrath.)

You say, 'I am a new warrior.'

Manik Compolten says 'It is always good to see new blood amongst the Gemchoppers. I have a small task for you. Take this keycard. I will give you only one at a time. Use each to obtain blackboxes for the C series clockworks. I am sure you are familiar with the clockworks. When you are done, bring them all to me. Let me know if you need another keycard.'

You receive "Shiny Card".

Find Clockwork XIIC at location 1305, -377 (on an island in the middle of the lake -- you'll have to swim to get to it).

You say, 'Hail, Clockwork XIIC'

Hand the Shiny Card to Clockwork XIIC.

Clockwork XIIC says 'Tick... Pop... Access granted.'

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

You receive Blackbox XIIC.



Return to Manik and ask for another keycard.

You say, 'I need another keycard.'

Manik Compolten says 'Here. Remember, I will give you only one keycard at a time. These keycards only work for the C series clockworks.'

You receive "Shiny Card".

Find Clockwork XVIIC at location 240, -35 (just outside the Mines of Malfunction -- between 9:30am and 8:00pm -- he's the newbie area 'guard') or just inside the zone-in from Steamfont).

You say, 'Hail, Clockwork XVIIC'

Hand the Shiny Card to Clockwork XVIIC.

Clockwork XVIIC says 'Tick... Pop... Access granted.'

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

You receive "Blackbox XVIIC.



Head back to Manik for another keycard.

You say, 'I need another keycard.'

Manik Compolten says 'Here. Remember, I will give you only one keycard at a time. These keycards only work for the C series clockworks.'

You receive "Shiny Card".

Find Clockwork XXVIC at location 760, -180 (in the palace near King Ak'Anon's room).

You say, 'Hail, Clockwork XXVIC'

Hand the Shiny Card to Clockwork XXVIC.

Clockwork XXVIC says 'Tick... Pop... Access granted.'

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

You receive "Blackbox XXVIC".



Return to Manik and ask for another keycard.

Manik Compolten says 'Here. Remember, I will give you only one keycard at a time. These keycards only work for the C series clockworks.'

Find Clockwork XXVIIC wandering around the mines (near the tunnel that leads to the Mines of Malfunction -- in the paddle wheel room, or at the top on the Ak'Anon Wall).

Hand the Shiny Card to Clockwork XXVIIC.

Clockwork XXVIIC says 'Tick... Pop... Access granted.'

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

You receive Blackbox XXVIIC.



Hand the four blackboxes to Manik Compolten.

Manik Compolten says 'There are a total of four C series clockworks.'
Manik Compolten says 'There are a total of four C series clockworks.'
Manik Compolten says 'There are a total of four C series clockworks.'
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 receive 7 copper from Manik Compolten.

You receive "Blackbox XXVIIC".



Head to the Steamfont Mountains and find Jogl Doobraugh at location 145, -700.

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 him 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 has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with The Dead has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with King AkAnon has been adjusted by 1.
You gain party experience!!

You receive one of two items called "Daily Log". Depending on which one you get, it leads into one of two quests:

"Duster Models" or "Red V Clockwork" (see these links for details).
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Faction Adjustments on turn-in to Joogl
# Aug 21 2018 at 6:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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I completed this quest today and can confirm the faction hits from the final turn in are as follows:

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 has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with The Dead has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with King AkAnon has been adjusted by 1.
You gain party experience!!

Cheers,
Ashwith
Faction Requirement
# Jan 18 2018 at 2:15 PM Rating: Good
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I attempted to do this quest as a gnome necro, and dubious to Manik Compolten. He will not let me get past the “new warrior” text, so a faction requirement appears to be in place.
Faction Requirement
# Jan 25 2018 at 7:31 AM Rating: Excellent
Lady Selerra wrote:
I attempted to do this quest as a gnome necro, and dubious to Manik Compolten. He will not let me get past the “new warrior” text, so a faction requirement appears to be in place.


What does Manik Compolten /con to you?
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Faction Requirement
# Aug 21 2018 at 6:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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Long story short: Amiable faction with Gem Choppers is required.

When I conned Manik at indifferent, he wouldn't give me the quest. When I conned him at amiable faction, then this quest became available.

Cheers,
Ashwith
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# Jan 29 2014 at 9:11 AM Rating: Good
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Manik Compolten is at location 894.36, -465.73 in Ak'Anon.

You say, 'Hail, Manik Compolten'

Manik Compolten says 'Greetings, young one. I am Manik Compolten, High Watchman. Are you a [new warrior] or an [experienced fighter]?'

You say, 'I am a new warrior.'

Manik Compolten says 'It is always good to see new blood amongst the Gemchoppers. I have a small task for you. Take this keycard. I will give you only one at a time. Use each to obtain blackboxes for the C series clockworks. I am sure you are familiar with the clockworks. When you are done, bring them all to me. Let me know if you need another keycard.'

Receive: Shiny Card
Item Lore: Watchman KeycardCSeries.

Clockwork XIIC is at location 1306.15, -377.87.

You say, 'Hail, Clockwork XIIC'

Hand the Shiny Card to Clockwork XIIC.

Clockwork XIIC says 'Tick... Pop... Access granted.'

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

Receive: Blackbox XIIC
Item Lore: Blackbox for 12C.

Return to Manik and ask for another keycard.
You say, 'I need another keycard.'

Manik Compolten says 'Here. Remember, I will give you only one keycard at a time. These keycards only work for the C series clockworks.'

Receive: Shiny Card
Item Lore: Watchman KeycardCSeries.

Clockwork XVIIC is at location 238.68, -36.37.

You say, 'Hail, Clockwork XVIIC'

Hand the Shiny Card to Clockwork XVIIC.

Clockwork XVIIC says 'Tick... Pop... Access granted.'

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

Receive: Blackbox XVIIC
Item Lore: Blackbox for 17C.

You say, 'I need another keycard.'

Manik Compolten says 'Here. Remember, I will give you only one keycard at a time. These keycards only work for the C series clockworks.'

Return to Manik and ask for another keycard.

Manik Compolten says 'Here. Remember, I will give you only one keycard at a time. These keycards only work for the C series clockworks.'

Receive: Shiny Card
Item Lore: Watchman KeycardCSeries.

Clockwork XXVIC is at location 758.52, -178.98.

You say, 'Hail, Clockwork XXVIC'

Hand the Shiny Card to Clockwork XXVIC.

Clockwork XXVIC says 'Tick... Pop... Access granted.'

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

Receive: Blackbox XXVIC
Item Lore: Blackbox for 26C.

Return to Manik and ask for another keycard.

Manik Compolten says 'Here. Remember, I will give you only one keycard at a time. These keycards only work for the C series clockworks.'

Receive: Shiny Card
Item Lore: Watchman KeycardCSeries.

Clockwork XXVIIC wanders around the mines.

You say, 'Hail, Clockwork XXVIIC'

Hand the Shiny Card to Clockwork XXVIIC.

Clockwork XXVIIC says 'Tick... Pop... Access granted.'

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

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

Hand Manik the four blackboxes.

Manik Compolten says 'There are a total of four C series clockworks.'
Manik Compolten says 'There are a total of four C series clockworks.'
Manik Compolten says 'There are a total of four C series clockworks.'
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 27c2.

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 'Oh my! It seems two of the obsolete duster models were not fully shut down. You must find them. They could be anywhere in Ak'Anon! After you destroy them, take their scraps to Sanfyrd Montop. He is the operator of the scrapyard.'

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 have slain Duster X!
--You have looted a Scrap Metal.--
Item Lore: Duster X Scrap Metal.

You have slain Duster V!
--You have looted a Scrap Metal.--
Item Lore: Duster V Scrap Metal.

Sanfyrd Featherhead is at location 2022.48, -240.04 in Ak'Anon.

You say, 'Hail, Sanfyrd Featherhead'

Sanfyrd Featherhead says 'Greetings! I am the operator of this scrapyard. If you have any scrap metal, I would be glad to purchase it from you in loads of four. The Gemchoppers no longer allow me to accept blackbox fragments and micro servos.'


Sanfyrd Featherhead says 'I hear there is one more on the loose. Find him and then I shall pay you.'
Sanfyrd Featherhead says 'Good. The citizens of Ak'Anon are safe from those little critters. They may have injured someone; that is why they were deactivated. Here is something I found in the scrapyard. I hope you can find a purpose for it.'

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 4 silver from Sanfyrd Featherhead.
You receive 1 gold from Sanfyrd Featherhead.

Reward: Bootstrutter's Framed Pack
Item Lore: Bootstrutter's Framed Pack.
logs...
# Aug 23 2007 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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You say, 'Hail, Manik Compolten'
Manik Compolten says 'Greetings, young one. I am Manik Compolten, High Watchman. Are you a [new warrior] or an [experienced fighter]?'
You say, 'I am a new warrior'
Manik Compolten says 'It is always good to see new blood amongst the Gemchoppers. I have a small task for you. Take this keycard. I will give you only one at a time. Use each to obtain blackboxes for the C series clockworks. I am sure you are familiar with the clockworks. When you are done, bring them all to me. Let me know if you need another keycard.'

I simply walked up to each and handed it to them.

Clockwork XIIC says 'Tick.. Pop.. Access granted.'
Your faction standing with King AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with Eldritch Collective got better.
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Meldrath got worse.
You gain experience!!

Clockwork XXVIC says 'Tick.. Pop.. Access granted.'
Your faction standing with King AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with Eldritch Collective got better.
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Meldrath got worse.
You gain experience!!

Clockwork XXVIIC says 'Tick.. Pop.. Access granted.'
Your faction standing with King AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with Eldritch Collective got better.
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Meldrath got worse.
You gain experience!!

Clockwork XVIIC says 'Tick.. Pop.. Access granted.'
Your faction standing with King AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with Eldritch Collective got better.
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Meldrath got worse.
You gain experience!!

And for the turn in of 4 boxes:

Manik Compolten says 'There are a total of four C series clockworks.'
Manik Compolten says 'There are a total of four C series clockworks.'
Manik Compolten says 'There are a total of four C series clockworks.'
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 got better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Clan Grikbar got worse.
You gain experience!!
You receive 3 copper from Manik Compolten.

When you hand in the note to Jogl:

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 got better.
You gain experience!!

And for the Drekon turn in:

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!!

Which as you can see leads to the Red 5 quest

You say, 'what about 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.'


Edited, Aug 23rd 2007 11:58:43am by fcoty

Add Blackbox XXVIIC
and 'a daily log' to the quest list.
Lucy has 2 listed 27c1 and 27c2. Sorry, I had no way to identify the lore on it.

Edited, Aug 23rd 2007 12:04:21pm by fcoty
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This quest is completeable.
# Nov 20 2003 at 2:13 AM Rating: Decent
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I completed this quest on 11/20/03. It is difficult. I made a halfelf ranger and took him to Ak'Anon at level 1. Went to the mines of malfunction and could track Clockwork XXVIIC every time. Tracking led me to the enterance to the zone, then I petitioned to have it killed. It spawns at the enterance to the waterwheel room, walks down to the mines of malfunction and in a little way, then poof is gone agian. So run down there and give it the card while it is walking. It doesn't take long for it to spawn.
This quest is completeable.
# Sep 06 2011 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Confirmed as of 9/6/11 this mob (on Bertoxxulous -Sarym) is spawning in waterwheel room.
This quest is completeable.
# Jan 09 2007 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Level 1 quest and you get a level 3 RKII Spell for it? I think somethings bugged here.
RE: This quest is completeable.
# Apr 24 2004 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I found it walking around by the waterwheel, didn't seem inclined to despawn so this quest should be completeable without petitioning.
XXVIIC Unavailable
# Oct 09 2003 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
This quest is no longer completable, as Clockwork XXVIIC is currently spawning outside the world on several servers that I've checked.
RE: XXVIIC Unavailable
# Oct 17 2003 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I did a bug report on this. I had the same problem on 3 different servers. Hope it gets fixed soon. I would like to finish the quest.
RE: XXVIIC Unavailable
# Oct 28 2003 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
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i found him. he is on top of the first wall when u come into aknon.
RE: XXVIIC Unavailable
# Oct 28 2003 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
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i screwed up.. i cant find XXVIIC
anouther black box
# Jul 18 2002 at 7:21 PM Rating: Default
I got XXVIIC and XXVIC what is the second 1 for
Nicole D'Hara
# Jul 14 2002 at 9:11 PM Rating: Default
I need help. i cant get the faction up.. i dunno what i am doing wrong but the captain dude coned indifferently, since then have turned in like 18 rusted black boxes and he STILL cons indifferently. SOMEONE PLZ HELP ME!
RE: Nicole D'Hara
# Nov 16 2002 at 3:47 PM Rating: Default
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Here's the deal...Faction work is just that...Work. It takes a lot more than 18 black boxes to raise faction. I am a Tier'Dal (Dark Elf) wizard who has left Neriak for good and now has a home in Felwithe. Yes you read correctly. To alter factions even one level (from indifferent to amiable for example) requires a certian investment of time and effort. You may need to turn anywhere from 20 to 80 black boxes (I'm not sure how great the faction hit is for this quest) in to boost your faction high enough for a status change.

In short: faction work may be repetitive time consuming and even down right boring but if you keep at it you might find that the rewards are well worth it.

Seudar J'Bal
Honorary Koda'Dal Wizard
Vazaelle

Edited, Sat Nov 16 15:28:27 2002
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 19 2002 at 3:20 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) A. I get the stinking red v quest branch 4 times in a row.
What am I doing wrong?
# Mar 21 2002 at 10:39 AM Rating: Default
I'm having a similar problem. Everytime I go talk to Manik Compolten he tells me that I need to prove my allegiance to the warrior guild or something like that and to go find rogue clockworks in the hills and turn 2 of theri blackboxes into Captain Compolten. I'm assuming Captain Compolten is Manik Compoltem since I haven't found a Captain. So I've turned in like 6 of these things and it says my faction went up everytime. Yet he still tells me to go get more blackboxes. He cons indiferently to me and I've heard of ppl doin it when he cons dubiously so what am I doin wrong? Any help would be great.
Captain Compolten?
# Mar 19 2002 at 6:18 PM Rating: Default
I wanted to do this quest so I talked to Manik Compolten and he said that I first need to prove myself to the warrior guild. He says that I need to turn in two blackboxes from rogue clockworks outside the city to Captain Compolten. My question is:
1)Where is Captain Compolten?
or if Manik Compolten IS Captain Compolten
2)Do I somehow need to combine the blackbox PARTS that I'm getting off of the rogue clockworks and then turn these in to him?
RE: Captain Compolten?
# Apr 18 2002 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
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"Captain" Compolten is indeed Manik Compolten. As for the second question:
The "Black Box Parts" won't work, you'll need to use the "Rusty Black Box" that also comes from the Rogue Clockworks. It takes a long time to change faction this way in my experience, but you may have better luck.
Starting Quest
# Mar 03 2002 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I am curious on how to start the blackbox quest, I completed the Red V quest. Do I need to do the blackbox quest to get the chance for the items? I also want to do the Blackbox quest, but cant figure out how to get the first keycard from Manik. Any ideas, please respond.
Faction
# Jan 23 2002 at 2:04 PM Rating: Default
Yeah i have the same problem. All the NPC's are threatening to me and i'm only marginally amiable to the commander. How can i raise my faction with the NPC's inside the mine, without killing my faction with Manik?
Now Here's a problem
# Jan 22 2002 at 11:02 PM Rating: Default
I really wanna give the Red V quest a try. Trouble is that becoming Amiable to Manik so as to let me get the quest, has left me Threatening to the NPC's in the mine. I can't see anyway of raising the Dark Reflection's faction so they don't kill me, without dropping Manik's and he may then not give me the quest completion reward.

Killing guards isn't a possibility to a 15 ranger anyways!

(if you have any ideas, i'm at cheesemonkey@btinternet.com and i'm called WWein on the BB server)
reward
# Nov 21 2001 at 10:31 PM Rating: Default
Sorry about that. New for me. When I completed this quest, Duster fork, I and my friend that I showed this quest to, each recieved a bootstrutters pack which is a 10 slot, 10% weight reduction bag.
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 21 2001 at 10:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 21 2001 at 10:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
Need to do in order?
# Oct 18 2001 at 11:48 PM Rating: Default
I'm a dwarven paladin, just got amiable with the gemcutters and got my first keycard. After hunting around a bit I came across XXVIC near the king's room. I gave him my keycard and I got a nasty message saying if I did anything like that again he would kill me, and I didn't get any blackbox. Can anyone say if I've gotta do this quest in numerical order of the clockworks or something? XXVIC conned as apprehensive by the way, but I don't know any way to change that.

Thx in advance,
Dorosk
VZ
RED 5
# Sep 01 2001 at 11:52 AM Rating: Default
whats up with red 5 i need to know what lvl i can fight him at i'm lvl 4 gnome warrior am i rdy for him??? if so plz tell me where he is and a stradigy to killing him
Jogl
# Jul 26 2001 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Jogl is also the mechanic for the big clockwork that sits out from of ak'anon entrance. Seems like every once in a while (heard ever 7 GAME days, 8-10 hours) Cargo Clockwork will walk to the windmills to get repairs from Jogl.

If Jogl has been killed, he will pop when cargo gets near to it, pops where the guard that spins in circles is.

After cargo gets there, he will spin in circles too, then depop.

A Guide told me the zone has some major problems, and the Cargo quest doesn't work right.

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Mithaniel Marr
Jogl
# Jun 15 2001 at 7:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Jogl doesn't spawn twice a month. Gotta be faster than that. I watched some folks kill him by the windmill, then later that night started the quest. Never could find him that night, even got my druid to track him. Then next day hooked up with 3 other gnomes who were on quest, Jogl was up (about 12 hours after being killed, but I slept most of that time). Did quest, got pack, was thrilled.

10% WR and holds anything.

Anyways, bottom line is Jogl's spawn time is more than 2 hours and less than 12. And yes, he will have Charlotte with him.


The hardest part was killing V and X in Ak'Anon. Had to kill them 4 times each. Took well over an hour.



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Lacuna Coil,
"Cleric by birth, Gnome by choice"

Mithaniel Marr
XXVIIC Blackbox
# May 11 2001 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Also another note, you can't shortcut this quest by heading straight for Clockwork XXVIIC and get his blackbox then head straight to Jogl. This blackbox is different than the XXVIIC blackbox you get from handing in all 4 blackboxes and won't work.
XVIIC's location
# May 03 2001 at 12:57 AM Rating: Default
the one in front of hte mines during the time specified is found on top of the gates to Ak'kanon at least some of the other times. you might not have noticed but as you pass through the steel arch, there is a door to your side. go through and you cna get to the top of the wall, and over in one corner is the elusive XVIIC
Kynia on BB
Vanishing Dawn on Tholuxe Paels
Rosmar on Torvonilous
RE: XVIIC's location
# May 09 2001 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default
The clockwork that spawns farthest from Manik (forget which number) at the end of the tunnel, will sometimes be missing. Usually what happens is that he's either aggroed someone or just wandered off and landed at the bottom of the water nearby, so if you can't find one of the clockworks, check there, could be he's taking a swim.

-Kori

(I wonder how they keep from rusting when they fall in...)
Quest lead-in
# Feb 20 2001 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
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This is a cool quest to do because it leads in to getting a bootstrutter's Framed Pack, a 10% weight reduction, 10 slot bag. The stat's say it is for Med-small items, but I've put Leg-Choppers and Giant Tree Flayers and all kinds of other giant weapons, so I'm curious what large items WON'T fit into it.
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Reiva Miamo Druid <Power of Vision> Live in love and be rewarded
Spawns
# Feb 20 2001 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Two of the aforementioned spawn points are slightly amiss... XVIIC spawns either in front of the mines, or atop the wall, because this is where I got its blackbox, atop the wall... XXVIIC is usually at the tunnel leading to the paddlewheel room, but today, I cannot find him. Remember, XVIIC was atop the wall, so NO this one is NOT at that point.
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Reiva Miamo Druid <Power of Vision> Live in love and be rewarded
RE: Spawns XXVIIC
# Jun 03 2001 at 9:24 PM Rating: Default
I think the location of XXVIIC in the description is incorrect, probably caused by
people getting XXVIIC (27C) confused with XVIIC (17C). 17C can be found either
at the entrance to the Mines of Malfunction or atop the wall just inside the entrance
to Ak'Anon. I found 27C behind the counter at the bank, though it isn't always there.

Tom Harrison
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