Monkey Rock #2: Long Abandoned  

Quest Started By:Description:
(From 1 rating)
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
Time Limit:06:00:00
Faction Required:
Combine Empire Merchants (Min: Indifferent)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
    Related Zones:
    Related Quests:
    Era:The Buried Sea
    Group Size:Group
    Min. # of Players:3
    Max. # of Players:6
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
    Appropriate Races:
    • All
    Entered: Mon Apr 16 19:56:09 2007
    Modified: Wed Jan 7 02:13:49 2015
    This group mission is the second in a series of five. It begins with Researcher Higgins (click for map image), a gnome found in Barren Coast at /location 230, -90 (sitting inside a wagon). He will not talk to you at dubious faction. He will give the task at indifferent+.

    Pre-requisites for Requesting:
    - Completion of "The Wild Island"

    At the end of the previous task, you saw:

    Researcher Higgins accepts the remains from you and places them in the cart, stating that he will need some more time to study them, but in the meantime, he needs you to [investigate] a few other things on the island.

    You say, 'Let's investigate'

    You have been assigned the task 'Long Abandoned'.

    Researcher Higgins is intrigued by the presence of Combine writings on the island. While he examines the creature remains you have brought him, he bids you to return to Monkey Rock and explore the Combine ruins.

    Purchase tickets to Monkey Rock and catch the boat 0/1 (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: Monkey Rock" 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.)

    Explore the ruined twin towers 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate a Portion of a Ruined Combine Artifact on nearby creatures 0/4 (Monkey Rock)

    Explore the ruined temple 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate a Portion of a Ruined Combine Artifact on nearby creatures 0/4 (Monkey Rock)

    Explore the ruined gazebo 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate a Portion of a Ruined Combine Artifact on nearby creatures 0/4 (Monkey Rock)

    Explore the ruined observatory 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate a Portion of a Ruined Combine Artifact on nearby creatures 0/4 (Monkey Rock)

    All of the "Locate..." steps are updated through random kills (no looting required) in their corresponding "Explore..." locations.

    The "ruined twin towers" are located on the east side of the island (inhabited by jaguars).

    The "ruined temple" is located on the north side of the island (inhabited by gorillas).

    The "ruined gazebo" is located on the west side of the island (inhabited by pythons).

    The "ruined observatory" is located on the southern end of the island (the large circular tower inhabited by undead).

    Report back to Researcher Higgins 0/1 (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 Researcher Higgins in Barren Coast, and hail him:

    Researcher Higgins looks a bit surprised by your speedy return, though he gathers his composure quickly and inquires as to your discoveries in Monkey Rock, excitedly grabbing the artifacts from your hands almost as soon as you pull them from your packs. After seeing the artifacts, he explains the horrifying discoveries he made with the remains and asks you to [investigate] Monkey Rock once more, to collect some blood from each of the diseased animals.

    - Doubloons (varies)
    - Faction with Blacksail Smugglers (+15)
    Submitted by: Lias Roxx, Defiant, Zek
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    # Aug 03 2009 at 10:22 PM Rating: Good
    31 posts
    so its semi mentioned in a responce but it should be noted that if you dont clear the apps in the middle of the island and try to fight anything in the observitory using pets/mers the pathing will agro all the apps onto you at once
    Undead Warning
    # Jan 12 2008 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
    The Undead in the Observatory do not seem to be social with each other, but they ARE social with the apes. Had one warp out and agro around 15 apes, yay for FD.
    I'm a little rusty so there may be some side effects. But whatever it is and no matter how excrutiatingly painful, it will wear off...eventually...I think....
    missing Gorillias
    # Oct 23 2007 at 3:15 AM Rating: Decent
    56 posts
    Confirmed on the gorillias, I killed every one of the gorillias in that open area in the center area and still needed more to comlete, I thought it was bugged. Then I realized that there was more on top the plateau. I think I killed two out of the three or four up there and I got a completed task on that part.
    is this a solo quwst?
    # Aug 14 2007 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
    1 post
    is this a soloable qeust?
    We are all accidents waiting to happen...
    is this a solo quwst?
    # May 07 2008 at 11:03 PM Rating: Decent
    28 posts
    Yes and no. Yes you can do it by yourself, but you need 3 players in group (but not with you) to get the task.
    Wrong gorillas
    # Jul 30 2007 at 6:21 AM Rating: Decent
    18 posts
    Make sure you kill the gorillas near the ruined temple as the gorillas in the middle of the island do not update the task.

    Wrong gorillas
    # Aug 01 2009 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
    64 posts
    However if you kill the gorillas in the center they are not there to help the undead from the observatory.
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