Monkey Rock #3: A Volatile Disease  

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Level:65
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
Faction Required:
Combine Empire Merchants (Min: Indifferent)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
    Related Zones:
    Related Creatures:
    Related Quests:
    Era:The Buried Sea
    Recommended:
    Group Size:Group
    Min. # of Players:3
    Max. # of Players:6
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
    Appropriate Races:
    • All
    Entered: Tue Apr 24 00:40:13 2007
    Modified: Tue Jan 6 20:27:55 2015
    This group mission is the third 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"
    - Completion of "Long Abandoned"

    Upon completion of the previous task, you saw:

    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.

    You say, 'We will investigate'

    You have been assigned the task 'A Volatile Disease'.

    Researcher Higgins has examined the creature remains that you brought and is horrifed to discover that they all carry some strange disease. He is worried that whatever it is could be dangerous to humans and fears that not only could that explain why the island is abandoned, but that you may be infected. He needs more samples of the monkey blood to examine.



    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.)



    Retrieve 8 Vials of Infected Gorilla Blood 0/8 (Monkey Rock)

    Retrieve 8 Vials of Infected Jaguar Blood 0/8 (Monkey Rock)

    Retrieve 8 Vials of Infected Raptor Blood 0/8 (Monkey Rock)

    Retrieve 8 Vials of Infected Python Blood 0/8 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate an Adventure's Journal 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate an Adventure's Journal 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate an Adventure's Journal 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate an Adventure's Journal 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate an Adventure's Journal 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate an Adventure's Journal 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate an Adventure's Journal 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    Locate an Adventure's Journal 0/1 (Monkey Rock)

    The "Vial of Infected _____ Blood" updates come from random kills of the given creatures (no item to actually loot).

    The "Adventurer's Journal" items are found on the untargetable "an adventurer`s remains" scattered about the island. Known locations:

    (-4105, -4170, 400) - jaguar area
    (-4100, -3350, 327) - middle of island where the gorillas roam
    (-3850, -2550, 378) - gazebo in the snakes area
    (-3350, -3400, 403) - north ruins
    (-3920, -3775, 307) - on the shore near the raft between Raptors and Jaguars
    (-4750, -3800, 306) - southeastern part of island, undead side
    (-4750, -3320, 540) - inside the observatory near the broken device in the center of it
    (-4075, -2660, 309) - on the south beach on the snake side

    Map points for your "monkeyrock.txt" map file (if adding these while in game, go to the atlas, open up any other map, and then return the current zone map - the newly added points should show up):

    P 3773.5798, 3919.1877, 306.7290, 0, 0, 0, 1, remains
    P 3348.1191, 4101.5830, 325.8678, 0, 0, 0, 1, remains
    P 3326.5583, 4750.6567, 536.8084, 0, 0, 0, 1, remains
    P 3792.3923, 4750.4624, 305.7594, 0, 0, 0, 1, remains
    P 2664.1221, 4074.5857, 308.3404, 0, 0, 0, 1, remains
    P 2547.0745, 3844.2524, 377.1128, 0, 0, 0, 1, remains
    P 3401.9941, 3345.5032, 401.0634, 0, 0, 0, 1, remains
    P 4166.5410, 4105.1885, 398.8128, 0, 0, 0, 1, remains



    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 is quite pleased with the samples of blood that you have brought him, as they will allow him to further his research, but at the current time he seems more interested in the journals you brought him, saying that make mention of various plants. He would like you to [investigate] these plants and bring back several samples for him to study.


    Rewards:
    - Doubloons (varies)
    - Faction with Blacksail Smugglers (+15)
    Submitted by: Information from Mackeli Starchaser, Misericordia, Brell Serilis / Cazic Thule
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    You dont need to loot anything
    # Mar 18 2012 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
    Scholar
    47 posts
    Certain Kills update the task, you may need to kill all of a certain creature to do it or might get lucky and find the right ones.
    COmpleted the task in under 2 hours, with a group of three and Mercs. Level 69, 66, 67


    multiple updates
    # Sep 24 2008 at 10:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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    210 posts
    Just thought I would let everyone know, if you get into a situation where you think there is no way you can get the blood updates because of too few mobs, don't fear. I was worrying about mine so I was watching my quest page when a gorilla died to see if I got an update, and surprisingly, I got TWO blood updates with the one kill. Now I'm a necro kiting these things (on this toon) and there were no other mobs being killed at the time, so it 100% definatly was 2 updates for one kill.
    ____________________________
    Nyvina Nytemare
    Arrowhawk Meanehsobee
    Nytera Nytemare
    Wake the Dead
    # Jan 02 2008 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
    9 posts
    I had a necro along on this mission who used wake the dead. She had 3 Jaguar pets up while we killed last 2 Jaguars and received no update. I tried zoning in and out and such but no luck, we failed mission. Lets be careful out there 8)
    Vials
    # Nov 14 2007 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
    Scholar
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    62 posts
    I have killed nearly every ape on the island and no vials of infected gorilla blood have dropped. Wonder what is going on.
    Adventure's Journals
    # Apr 25 2007 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    This task involves the following steps:

    Purchase tickets to Monkey Rock and catch the boat - Barren Coast
    Retrieve 8 Vials of Infected Gorilla Blood (0/8) Monkey Rock
    Retrieve 8 Vials of Infected Jaguar Blood (0/8) Monkey Rock
    Retrieve 8 Vials of Infected Raptor Blood (0/8) Monkey Rock
    Retrieve 8 Vials of Infected Python Blood (0/8) Monkey Rock
    Locate an Adventure's Journal (0/1) Monkey Rock
    Locate an Adventure's Journal (0/1) Monkey Rock
    Locate an Adventure's Journal (0/1) Monkey Rock
    Locate an Adventure's Journal (0/1) Monkey Rock
    Locate an Adventure's Journal (0/1) Monkey Rock
    Locate an Adventure's Journal (0/1) Monkey Rock
    Locate an Adventure's Journal (0/1) Monkey Rock
    Locate an Adventure's Journal (0/1) Monkey Rock
    Report back to Researcher Higgins - Barren Coast

    The Vials of Infected XXX Blood drop off the various creatures. You get the update automatically from looting the animal, you don't actually have to loot anything, just check the corpse. Not all give the update.

    The Adventurer's Journal's are found on un-targetable "an adventure's remains" scattered about the island. There could be one or several, but each group gives one update. All you need to do is get close. They were at:

    (-4106, -4168, 400) - Jaguar Area.
    (-4098, -3348, 327) - Middle of Island where the Gorillas roam.
    (-3848, -2550, 378) - Gazebo in the Snakes Area.
    (-3349, -3398, 403) - North ruins.
    (-3918, -3775, 307) - On the shore near the raft between Raptors and Jaguars.
    (-4752, -3795, 306) - SE part of island, Undead side.
    (-4751, -3322, 540) - Inside the Tower of Undead in the center near the broken device.
    (-4075, -2662, 309) - On the South beach on the Snake side.

    Mackeli Starchaser
    Misericordia Guild - Brell Serilis / Cazic Thule

    Edited, Apr 25th 2007 10:54am by EssenceKnight
    Adventure's Journals
    # Jul 30 2007 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
    18 posts
    You don't even need to loot the corpses to get the updates.

    Guli
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