Maiden's Grave #1: Mer's Lost Love  

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Level:70
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
Time Limit:06:00:00
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    Era:The Buried Sea
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    Group Size:Group
    Min. # of Players:3
    Max. # of Players:6
    Appropriate Classes:
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    Entered: Wed Feb 14 19:52:09 2007
    Modified: Tue Sep 29 00:01:04 2015
    This group mission is the first in a series of five. It begins with Mer (click for map image) in the Barren Coast at approximate /location -190, -45.

    Pre-requisites for Requesting:
    - None

    You say, 'Hail, Mer'

    Mer says 'Please, have you heard anything of [Renne]? I beg you, if you've heard even the slightest piece of information to tell me!'

    You say, 'Renne?'

    Mer says 'Renne, my beloved Renne. We were due to be married a week ago but he has disappeared. We were going to set up a custom boat shop and he was giving up [pirate life] for good!'

    You say, 'Giving up pirate life?'

    Mer says 'Yes, he is a pirate, but don't hold that against him. He is a wonderful man and we love each other. Everyone in town thinks I am insane for holding out hope, they believe he is gone for good leaving me a fool. I know him, he would never do that to me. You must help me find him . . . Or what became of him. Please [help] me.'

    You say, 'I will help you'

    Mer says 'I have Renne's pirate seal. There is a camp of pirates up the coast. They aren't terribly friendly, but Renne's friend Jor is there. Show him this seal and tell him it's from me. He will help if he possibly can. There was a storm recently, and it's possible the pirates have more information than I as to which ships were lost in it. Please check with Jor!'

    You receive a "Pirate Seal".

    You have been assigned the task 'Mer's Lost Love'.

    Mer is desperately seeking information on her missing pirate lover. Take his seal to the pirate encampment to the north and see what information you can recover as to the whereabouts of his ship and crew.



    Show Jor the pirate seal Mer Gave you (Barren Coast)

    Head over to the pirate caves in the northeastern part of the zone (along shore). Jor (click for map image) is in the back of first cul-de-sac on the left, after the main cavern. He is surrounded by KOS pirates.

    Give him the seal:

    Jor says 'Renne's seal, eh? You must be a friend of Mer's. Poor lass must be half out of her mind at this point. No word from [Renne]?

    You say, 'Renne?'

    Jor says 'Aye, well that's no good at all. I got word today from the high seas that his ship ain't been seen in days, not since the storm. We be fearin' the [worst] on that one.'

    You say 'The worst?'

    Jor says 'The sea be a dangerous mistress. we all know that. I have an inkling that there might be more to this here story. The last sighting of Renne's ship was near some fierce fog in the northwestern sea. Many a ship gone out that way and's never been seen again. I bet and industrious soul could find some evidence of it, if they had the [courage].'

    You say, 'I have the courage...'

    Jor says 'Well then, off ye go. Get yerself on a boat to the northwest then, off the docks. Oh and be careful out there. There's worse things than storms out that way, or so the rumors go.'



    Purchase tickets to Maidens Grave and catch the boat (Barren Coast)

    Dockmaster Weatherby says 'You look like you've been at sea on a dangerous mission for a while? Perhaps you plan to head back out, in which case you're going to need to purchase another ticket before boarding the Isabeau.'

    Buy a "Seafarer's Ticket: Maidens Grave" from any of the Dockmasters along the coastline and keep it in your inventory. When the ship docks, step onto it and wait for it to sail out to the Buried Sea. Upon zoning, you'll find yourself in an instanced version of the island. (Next to you is a rowboat that serves as your zone-out.)



    Search for any traces of Renne's ship 0/4 (Maidens' Grave)

    You need to loot 4x "Wreckage" off siren NPCs on the island. This is an uncommon drop; you can count on anywhere from 25-40 kills depending on your luck.



    Return the samples of wreckage to Mer 0/4 (Barren coast)

    Near the zone-in area is a rowboat that you can click to port you back to the Buried Sea:

    You get into the longboat and row out. You are quickly picked up by one of the many merchant ships sailing the waters of the Buried Sea and delivered safely to the dock on Jardel's Hook...

    Head back to Mer in Barren Coast, and hand in the four "Wreckage" items:

    Mer says, 'That's from his ship, I have no doubt. However, its just wreckage. There is no concrete evidence here of anything but a shipwreck. Those are common enough out there, and they dont always mean death. Many a ship has run aground and left the crew behind to speak of it. I am afraid I am unfamiliar with this [isle] you speak of.'

    Mer is taken aback by the wreckage you have returned to her, but the lack of personal effects from Renne leaves her with hope.


    Rewards:
    - Doubloons (varies)
    - Faction with Blacksail Smugglers (+20)
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    Repeatable
    # Jul 25 2009 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
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    This mission IS repeatable.
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    # Jul 25 2009 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
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    Solo'd at 85 with merc. Just need 3rd to get mission.

    When you get the task, you are given A Pirate Seal (weight 0.1).

    Head over the the pirate caves. Jor in in the back of first cul-de-sac on the left, after the main cavern. He is surrounded by KoS pirates.

    Give him the seal and he says:

    Renne's seal, eh? You must be a freind of Mer's. Poor lass must be half out of her mind at this point. No word from {Renne}?

    (say Renne)

    "Aye, well that's no good at all. I got word today from the high seas that his ship ain't been seen in days, not since the storm. We be fearin' the {worst} on that one."

    (say worst)

    "The sea be a dangerous mistress. we all know that. I have an inkling that there might be more to this here story. The last sighting of Renne's ship was near some fierce fog in the northwestern sea. Many a ship gone out that way and's never been seen again. I bet and industrious soul could find some evidence of it, if they had the {courage}."

    (say courage)

    "Well then, off ye go. Get yerself on a boat to the northwest then, off the docks. Oh and be careful out there. There's worse things than storms out that way, or so the rumors go."

    Following along is not required.

    The next step is to buy a ticket to Maiden's Eye and get on the boat to zone in.

    The next step is to loot four items called "Wreckage" (they stack). They drop randomly off the sirens right there near where you zone in (mostly off Sirens in the middle, just follow path in).

    Click the boat (where you zoned in) to zone back out, then head back to Mer and giver her the 4 pieces of Wreckage to finish up.




    Edited, Jul 29th 2009 11:10pm by GOMN
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    # Jul 29 2009 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
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    Dude, This was soloable at like level 75. Why not include useful information instead of re-hashing stuff that's been listed there.

    Here's an Example :

    1) To finish this mission requires you killing at most 6 Mobs

    2) You can chain do this Mission in about 15 - 30 minutes to rack up on doubloons

    Here's how . . .

    Have a FD person or fast runner to get mission and turn in piece.

    Other two grab ticket and head to isle.

    The 4 mobs that need to be killed and drop the drift wood reside fairly smack dab in the center pool area where there's a head on a stick.

    Run to the left side of the island about center to top and bottom.

    head towards the center, there's a little ridge you can set up camp to pull you 1st mob, pull with magic anull to clear off that annoying spell reflect buff they have then use whatever means you have to snare the mob.

    head to the next ridge over, where there is a big rock "doorway" pull the closest siren in the same way as previous.

    Set up camp in little cubby to the left right after you pass under the rock doorway, pull the 4 closest mobs that are hanging near the water to your camp spot, these will always drop the drift wood.

    Run back to where you zoned in and click the boat to zone out, turn in drift wood, Wash and Re-peat as many times as necessary to get the # of doubloons you need.
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    # Oct 22 2009 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
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    "Dude," I posted mainly so Alla could have the spam (text), that wasn't there before I posted (check the post date and Alla's modifed date, "dude").

    I don't see where you really said anything different, except your suggestion is for three players...

    Sheesh.
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    # Jul 25 2009 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
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    This mission also relates to the task "No Small Thing" (one of the items is acquired in this zone).
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    loc
    # Sep 10 2008 at 9:12 PM Rating: Good
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    2714,3966,306... kill the sirens in this area for the drops.
    wreckage
    # Aug 30 2008 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
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    always drops off the same 4 mobs just east of the center

    3 drop off blue con mobs (at lv71) 1 drops off a yellow con

    I'll try to get a SS of which ones drop it
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    # Jun 05 2008 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
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    Este grupo de tarea comienza con Mer en la Costa Barren a ubicación aproximada -190, -45.

    Usted dice, "Salve, Mer '

    Mer dice 'Por favor, ¿ha oído nada de [Renne]? Pido a usted, si usted ha oído la más mínima pieza de información que me dicen! "

    Usted dice, 'Renne? "

    Mer dice 'Renne, mi querida Renne. Nos debido al matrimonio hace una semana pero que ha desaparecido. Íbamos a crear una costumbre barco tienda y fue renunciar a [pirata vida] para una buena! "

    Usted dice, «Renunciar a la vida pirata?"

    Mer dice 'Sí, él es un pirata, pero no tienen que contra él. Él es un hombre maravilloso y nos gusta uno del otro. Todo el mundo piensa en una ciudad me demente para la celebración de la esperanza, creen que se ha ido dejando para una buena conmigo un tonto. Yo sé, él nunca haría que a mí. Usted debe ayudar a encontrar él. . . ¿O qué ha sido de él. Por favor [ayuda] me '.

    Usted dice, 'Yo le ayudará a'

    Mer dice 'he Renne's piratas sello. Hay un campamento de los piratas hasta la costa. No son terriblemente amable, pero Renne, el amigo de Jor está ahí. Mostrar él este sello y decirle que es de mí. Él le ayudará en caso de que sea posible. Hubo recientemente una tormenta, y es posible los piratas tienen más información que yo como para que los buques se perdieron en él. Por favor, comprueba con Jor! "

    Usted ha sido asignada la tarea, 'Mer de amor perdido ".

    Mer está buscando desesperadamente información sobre los desaparecidos piratas de su amante. Tome su sello a los piratas campamento al norte y ver qué información se puede recuperar el paradero de su barco y la tripulación.

    Mostrar Jor pirata el sello le dio Mer (Costa Barren)

    Comprar entradas para Maidens Graves y coger el barco (Barren Costa)

    Parece que usted debe tomar las Isabeau.

    Buscar cualquier traza de Renne la nave 0 / 4 (Maidens' Grave)

    Es necesario que el botín cuatro "restos" fuera de los CPN en la isla. (¿Qué CPN específicamente han disminuido las piezas?)

    Volver las muestras de los restos de Mer (Barren costa)

    Mer dice, 'Eso es de su barco, no tengo ninguna duda. Sin embargo, sólo su destrucción. No hay pruebas concretas de aquí cualquier cosa menos un naufragio. Esos son lo suficientemente comunes a cabo allí, y ellos dont siempre significa la muerte. Muchos de un buque ha encallado y la izquierda detrás de la tripulación a hablar de ella. Me temo que estoy familiarizado con este [isla] que hablan de '.

    Mer es sorprendido por los restos que han regresado a ella, pero la falta de efectos personales de Renne deja paso a la esperanza.

    Recompensa:
    Una serie de doblones de facción y con Blacksail contrabandistas

    La finalización de esta tarea conduce a la siguiente tarea, "Piecing cosas juntos».
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    DOCK
    # Mar 26 2008 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
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    The correct dock is the one near the freetide camp with Dockmaster Weatherby.
    Soloable
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    This one is soloable by kiters, however all the sirens have a reflect shield so bring lots of celestial potions to heal your reflected dmg with.

    you need 3 people in group and average lvl needs ot be 70 or higher.

    Jor is in the pirate caves, surrounded by KOS mobs, u need to do the turn in and exodus or FD to get past that part of the mission for ur group.

    Edited, Mar 13th 2008 3:33pm by Priscilla

    Edited, Mar 13th 2008 4:28pm by Priscilla
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    They are buffed so pull with dispell. That should alieviate your reflections/resist issues with the sirens.
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    How do I zone into instanced Buried Sea?
    # Jan 07 2008 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
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    After killing like 40-50 sirens around the Maiden's Grave island in TheBuried Sea zone without a single Wreckage drop, I realized some posts were saying I need to zone into instanced version. How do I get to it? I bought tickets from dockmasters and took a boat ride. But it seems to be going to regular version no matter what.

    I just returned to EQ after some years and would appreciate some help.

    Edited, Jan 7th 2008 6:42pm by panzeronenine
    faction?
    # Aug 16 2007 at 7:17 AM Rating: Default
    what lvl of faction do you need to get this quest? im indiff with smugglers when i use my aviak totem but she wont give me the quest. or does anyone know if there is a required lvl to get it? my group is 71 war/sham 65 cleric/wiz

    ok think i got this one figured out. you're group has to have an average lvl of 70 to get it. Some guildies were able to get it with a 70 bard, 68 wiz, 68 ranger, & 75 wiz.

    Edited, Aug 31st 2007 2:17am by Physti
    Quick method
    # May 19 2007 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
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    Lev on over to the western side of the island via the water. Head to pretty much the center of the western edge and head towards the giant arch. On the eastern side of the arch are the sirens that drop the wreckage. Takes about 25 mins per run solo, heh.
    need zone added
    # May 01 2007 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
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    need the maiden's grave instanced zones to be added to the list of zones .. for example on the quests by continent page

    edit: nevermind i see them there now sorry

    Edited, May 1st 2007 9:35am by DukeLatan
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    Wreckage drops
    # Apr 02 2007 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
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    Have not seen the wreckage drop from anything except the sirens. I know they dropped from enticers and seductresses, not certain about the others.
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    Wreckage is not random - it's in one area each mission
    # Feb 18 2007 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
    The Wreckage pieces all seem to clump together in the same area. If you get a Wreckage off a siren in one spot, the others will all be found in the same general area. It's better to take a few mobs from each area than to plow through every mob in the zone because of this fact.
    Wreckage is not random - it's in one area each mission
    # Mar 23 2007 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
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    If you have a tracker, track the mob named "flaming skull" will lead you to the group where the wreckage drops.

    Also click on the rowboat by the zone in to return to the barren coast.
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    Wreckage is not random - it's in one area each mission
    # Mar 30 2007 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
    If you have a tracker, set track sort to 'Normal' and the skull will be at the top of the list. You can then proceed directly to the correct area. In our experience, you should be able to get to the right spot with 5 or 6 kills.
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    # Feb 15 2007 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
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    Reward is faction AND Doubloons. It seems most people don't understand how the reward window works.
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    # Feb 15 2007 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
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    I stand corrected. No reason to be snooty.
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    # Feb 14 2007 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
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    task:
    Show Jor the pirate seal Mer Gave you (Barren coast)
    Purchase tickets to Maidens Grave and catch the boat (barren coast) - the ship that went there was the Isabeaux, the others didnt seem to go there)
    Search for any traces of Renne's ship 0/4 (maidens' Grave)
    Return the samples of wreckage to Mer (Barren coast)


    "wreckage" (wt.1.0, size small, class: all, Race: all) was droppable, We got 4 pieces off sirens from the inner area of the island after slaughtering for a while.


    Reward:
    Faction or 40 Doubloons

    Possible lead in to the next quest with the response:

    Mer says "thats from his ship, I have no doubt. However its just wreckage. There's no concrete evidence here of anything but a shipwreck. Those are common enough out there, and they dont always mean death. Many a ship has run aground and left the crew behind to speak of it. I am afraid I am unfamiliar with this [isle] you speak of." Mer is taken aback by the wreckage you have returned to her, but the lack of personal effects from Renne leaves her with hope.

    but it seemed to just lead us back into the same task.
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    Edited, Feb 15th 2007 1:25am by Grizabelle
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    # Feb 17 2007 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
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    You say "Return" for the next mission called "Piecing Things Together"

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    # Feb 15 2007 at 3:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Is this an instanced zone of Maiden's Grave or the static version?
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    # Apr 10 2007 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
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    Double Post - sorry.

    Edited, Apr 10th 2007 4:33pm by merlinmoo
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    # Apr 10 2007 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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    For the quest "Piecing Things Together", there are three "a pirate's corpse" on the island. One must hail them to update the quest.

    Once the third corpse is hailed, the next step in the mission is getting ambushed. Defeat the ambush and escape.

    When we did it, there were three waves of sirens. First wave was three, second was two, and third was four mobs. Note: You may want to station the group in the middle area of the island, in case one gates, you won't have the island pulled on you.

    Edited, Apr 10th 2007 4:46pm by merlinmoo
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    # Feb 16 2007 at 2:18 AM Rating: Decent
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    It would appear to be an instanced zone. I swam off towards another island and came to a sudden stop in the middle. Turning sent me along a zone wall.
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