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|This group mission is the fifth 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"
- Completion of "A Volatile Disease"
- Completion of "An Experiment Gone Wrong"
At the end of the previous task, you saw:
Researcher Higgins takes the fern samples and immediately begins working with them, mixing them in with several vials of liquid he had sitting nearby. Within a few moments, he has several bottles of liquid ready for use, turning to you and requesting that you take the [vials] and this [special potion] that he crafted and [investigate] the possibility that he has just concocted a cure.
You say, 'We'll investigate more'
Make sure you say "vials" and "special potion" to him before zoning over.
You have been assigned the task 'Cleansing the Island'.
Researcher Higgins has created a cure for the inhabitants of Monkey Rock and requests that you travel back to the island to administer the cure to them.
You say, 'I'll take the vials'
Researcher Higgins says 'These potions are a concoction comprised of both the fern samples and small amounts of the diseased animal blood that you retrieved for me. They should counteract the disease and return the animals to their normal states.'
You receive 50x "Potion: Island Cure".
You say, 'And the special potion?'
Researcher Higgins says 'This potion is a concoction comprised of several drops of each of the diseased animal's blood that you brought me, some silvermoon berries, and a few other miscellaneous herbs and extracts I had available here in my shop. The result is a potion that should disguise you adequately enough to get close enough to the diseased animals to administer the disease cure. Take care when administering the cure as they may not take kindly to it!'
You receive 1x "Potion: Island Disguise".
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.)
Cure the gorillas 0/5 (Monkey Rock)
Cure the jaguars 0/5 (Monkey Rock)
Cure the raptors 0/5 (Monkey Rock)
Cure the pythons 0/5 (Monkey Rock)
Use the illusion potion to become a raptor, gorilla, snake or jaguar. You can use it repeatedly and rotate through the illusions. Your illusion must match the mobs you are trying to give potions to. Make sure they /con "ally" before approaching. You must ALSO keep the potion equipped in your range slot to get the faction benefit.
Upon giving a potion to a mob, it'll either be cured (and disappear) or it will reject it and attack you. (You can fade their aggro, but the mob seems to reject any further attempts at curing.)
Mobs flee at low health and are social with one another if aggro'd. Try to spare the assisting mobs (via fade, feign death, mem blur, etc.), or you may run out of mobs to cure.
You can expect to use 45+ cure potions.
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 relieved that the cure you helped him concoct successfully cured the animals of Monkey Rock of that terrible disease. Perhaps it is now safe enough to adventure there and continue his research on the Combine ruins.
- Doubloons (varies)
- Faction with Blacksail Smugglers (+15)
You can now request any of the five missions at any time by saying "investigate" to Researcher Higgins.
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