Darwin's Award  

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Level:75
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
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    Era:Secrets of Faydwer
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    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
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    Entered: Thu Nov 15 02:48:07 2007
    Modified: Sat Jan 5 21:16:22 2019
    This task begins with Darwin, a gnome at the end of the farmer's field in Dragonscale Hills.

    You say, 'Hail, Darwin'

    Darwin says 'Sorry no time to talk. I'm looking for someone to [help assist] me in building my flying machine for the Tinkerer's Union annual invention competition.'

    You say, 'I will help assist'

    Darwin says 'Will you! That would be most helpful. I am looking for more canvas from the fairgrounds in Loping Plains to create more balloons. I've heard there may be trouble brewing over there so be careful. Also I will need some levitation crystals from the mine beyond the Kirkoten minotaur fortress. Please hurry and when you return I will reward you properly.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Darwin's Award'.

    Darwin is building a new flying machine because he is attempting to win the Tinker's Union Annual Invention Competition and needs more parts to finish his machine. Go the abandoned, evil fairgrounds in Loping Plains to retrieve some canvas for him to construct more hot air balloons for his chair and then get some levitation crystals from the mine beyond the Kirkoten minotaur fortress.




    1. Collect 6 Pieces of Canvas 0/6 (Loping Plains)

      Can be found as groundspawns or as drops of a Mistwynd citizen:

      P -1712.5938, -886.1054, 12.1748, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas_5
      P -2051.6223, -988.9818, 10.3071, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas_4
      P -1920.7395, -973.0720, 11.7116, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas_3
      P -1880.2377, -1232.2526, 13.6752, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas_2
      P -1504.1580, -1213.4989, 15.8875, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas_1
      P -1510.8010, -882.6973, 21.7963, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas_6


    2. Collect 8 Levitation Crystals 0/8 (Dragonscale Hills)

      Can be found as groundspawns and drops in and around the minotaur fort.


    3. Deliver 6 Pieces of Canvas to Darwin 0/6 (Dragonscale Hills)

    4. Deliver 8 Levitation Crystals 0/8 (Dragonscale Hills)

      With your help Darwin now has a chance of winning the Tinkerer's Union annual invention.

      You receive experience, faction with Ak'Anon Strike Force V, and Micro Timing Gears.
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    Ak'Anon Strike Force V
    # Jan 03 2019 at 4:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Canvas ground spawns
    # Mar 16 2014 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
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    From the coordinates above:
    Canvas_1 & Canvas_2 are the safest ground spawns to acquire, with little chance of being aggro'd by the surrounding spawns.

    There is about a 5 min respawn rate on the ground-spawns
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    Level 75
    # Nov 27 2011 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
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    Darwin would not give me this quest at lvl 74...
    Canvas Locations
    # May 25 2010 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
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    Correct spelling of Canvas Locations for anyone interested.

    P -1712.5938, -886.1054, 12.1748, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas_5
    P -2051.6223, -988.9818, 10.3071, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas_4
    P -1920.7395, -973.0720, 11.7116, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas_3
    P -1880.2377, -1232.2526, 13.6752, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas_2
    P -1504.1580, -1213.4989, 15.8875, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas
    P -1510.8010, -882.6973, 21.7963, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvas_6

    The originally posted loc would have worked just fine though.
    Canvas Ground Spawn Repop Timer
    # Dec 13 2009 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
    The Canvas ground spawns are on a 15 minute timer. Might be 16 minutes, but I couldn't be bothered to time it that closely :-)
    Preloot?
    # Nov 21 2009 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
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    Can this be prelooted or should I destroy the levitation crystals I have collected?
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    Preloot?
    # May 14 2010 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
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    They can't be prelooted, as looting them updates the Collect part of the task.
    Preloot?
    # Feb 16 2014 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
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    I had 2 crystals on me when I got the task and it updated. So, It is prelootable
    Oculus Series
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    This is one of quite a few related tasks that ultimately allow you to attain the Model XLII Spatial Temporal Oculus.

    The tasks required are:

    I Can Fly
    Construction Junction, What's Your Function?
    Darwin's Award
    Farm Clean Up (any one of the three offered)
    Forgetful Nanzie
    Mechamatic Spelunking
    The Steamwork You're Looking For
    Modulation!
    Getting that Stabilizer
    Creepfeet Theivery
    Endless Enemies
    Disable the Recycler
    Hunt A Spy
    ***** Loose
    Switching Gears
    Disrupt the Workshop
    Supplies for Spies
    A Slave to Grind
    Destroying the Competition
    Power Station Blueprints
    Alloy Sampling
    Stopping Production
    Breaking Things Down

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    canvos locations
    # Feb 16 2008 at 3:01 PM Rating: Good
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    get invis for undead first the bought 30 mins potions

    P -1712.5938, -886.1054, 12.1748, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvus_5
    P -2051.6223, -988.9818, 10.3071, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvus_4
    P -1920.7395, -973.0720, 11.7116, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvus_3
    P -1880.2377, -1232.2526, 13.6752, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvus_2
    P -1504.1580, -1213.4989, 15.8875, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvus
    P -1510.8010, -882.6973, 21.7963, 0, 0, 0, 2, canvus_6

    should be locations
    Level Requirement?
    # Feb 01 2008 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
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    Anyone know the minimum level to do this quest? Have tried requesting some of the DSH quests for my ranger pre level seventy and he was refused, just wondering nows hes lvl 71 if he can now start his faction questing.
    Levitation Crystals - Loc's
    # Dec 25 2007 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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    Loc's for Levitation Crystals (only 7 groundspawns of 8 total to collect):

    +2334 / +2820 / +44
    +2282 / +2754 / +39
    +2302 / +2628 / +38
    +2203 / +2532 / +38
    +2085 / +2576 / +36
    +2025 / +2585 / +44
    +2052 / +2513 / +37

    Map Service (insert these lines in any Dragonscale_*.txt in maps folder):

    P -2820.8733, -2334.0801, 44.1672, 0, 127, 127, 2, Levitation_Crystal
    P -2754.2480, -2282.1785, 39.1909, 0, 127, 127, 2, Levitation_Crystal
    P -2628.8867, -2302.5566, 38.8730, 0, 127, 127, 2, Levitation_Crystal
    P -2512.3481, -2051.5620, 36.9497, 0, 127, 127, 2, Levitation_Crystal
    P -2585.6584, -2022.8431, 44.8931, 0, 127, 127, 2, Levitation_Crystal
    P -2577.4648, -2088.6072, 36.6442, 0, 127, 127, 2, Levitation_Crystal
    P -2533.8105, -2200.7891, 38.2501, 0, 127, 127, 2, Levitation_Crystal

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    Levitation Crystals - Loc's
    # May 14 2010 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
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    Am I missing something here? Those locs are inaccessible. They are beyond the zone boundary. Did they change the loc values of this zone? I cannot find any of the ground spawns. I placed the locs in my map, and they show up in game out beyond the back wall of the fort. Additionally, I tried manually finding the locs in game using /loc, but still I cannot get to any of the posted locs because they are beyond the zone's wall.
    Levitation Crystals - Loc's
    # Jul 23 2016 at 3:28 PM Rating: Good
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    There is a section of map missing from all maps.txt, EQ does not have it, Brewal does not have it. On ground floor, go left there is a door that goes back to a cave system, the crystals are in there.
    Levitation Crystals - Loc's
    # Aug 11 2011 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
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    They are inside the mino fort. You have to actually go inside it. The ground spawns are small purple looking items.
    Levitation Crystals - Loc's
    # Sep 19 2008 at 2:08 PM Rating: Default
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    The N/S and E/W coordinates are reversed in the above locations. She has E/W listed first..
    Levitation Crystals - Loc's
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    Quote:
    The N/S and E/W coordinates are reversed in the above locations. She has E/W listed first..
    That's because she was showing what to put in your map file. The map files list E/W before N/S (and also switch positive/negative on both). I added the suggested lines to my map file and they worked fine.
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    Levitation Crystals - Loc's
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    Edited, May 27th 2009 7:54pm by Renaissance
    Everything on this quest is prelootable.
    # Dec 16 2007 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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    Like title says
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    canvas ground spawns
    # Dec 10 2007 at 8:33 AM Rating: Default
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    I think these are accurate locations for the canvas at the parade grounds:
    1230.16, 1872.79, 17.93
    972.15, 1926.09, 15.45
    882.33, 1711.25, 16.56
    1026.48, 1368.16, 15.23
    878.20, 1507.54, 25.60
    1211.14, 1506.85, 19.21
    canvas ground spawns
    # Jan 08 2009 at 12:20 PM Rating: Good
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    locations given above are accurate
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    canvas ground spawns
    # Dec 25 2007 at 6:40 AM Rating: Decent
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    Can confirm all locs.

    -H'Sishi
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    canvas ground spawns
    # Dec 16 2007 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
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    Can confirm the first 5 of those ground spawn locations.

    Unfortunately this quest doesn't seem to be repeatable :(
    Quest items
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    This quest is doable with out killing anything.

    The Levitation Cyrstal can be found as described by Azwooper two posts below. I was able to find seven spawn sites between the two rooms at the end of the tunnel, and the tunnel itself.

    The Piece of Canvas is a ground spwan from the area where 'a Mistwynd Citizen' are found. This is just south of the Druid Ring in the north central part of the zone. These guys are all undead, so IVU will make your life easy. There are two nameds who do not see IVU, and two raid mobs there who do see invis and IVU. I found six ground spawns by "/showgrass off", F10 (turns screen junk off) and two hits of no fail IVU from my necro box. One of the ground spawns is in the tent there, and the others were scattered around. The ground spawns are sort of hard to see, and look like a scroll lying on the ground when you do find them.

    Picking up either of these ground spawns does not break invis/ivu.
    I can only complete Darwin's Award once.
    # Dec 08 2007 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
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    I got the quest once. I deleted it before fininshing it. I got the quest a second time and completed it and got my reward. Now I appear to be unable to get it again. I am not invised, and he sees invis anyway. I had Darwin targeted, and was close to him. I checked my active quests, and Darwin's Award is not on the list. I hail him, and he blabbers on and has text within brackets, which I repeat as in: "/say help assist", to which he says nothing and there are no messages on screen. Someone else came up to him while I was there and got the quest for the first time by saying "help assist" , no problem per his report. I still have the quest reward in the bank. Did do something wrong, or should I delete the quest reward from my bank? I don't want to delete the quest reward and find the quest can't be repeated even then.

    Edited, Dec 8th 2007 11:31pm by Guyyug
    I can only complete Darwin's Award once.
    # Dec 22 2007 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
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    Confirmed: This is not a repeatable task. Once you've completed it, it's flagged done, and you're not allowed to request it again.

    Why? Because although it's a timesink, it's a no-challenge timesink, and therefore the reward has to be pretty well minimal.
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    location of caves
    # Nov 25 2007 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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    Go to the Minotaur Fort in Dragonscale. Go in the front door and the first level and take a LEFT. There is a hidden door in the back room on the left. Click on the door to enter the caves. I found 7 ground spawns there. I was able to pick all of them up and reinvis (AA) without aggro.
    Reward
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    Exp, faction with Ak'anon Strike Force V and Micro Timing Gears.
    Reward
    # Nov 23 2007 at 9:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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    CaptainRich wrote:
    Exp, faction with Ak'anon Strike Force V and Micro Timing Gears.


    Updated, thanks.
    Levitation Crystals
    # Nov 18 2007 at 5:49 AM Rating: Decent
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    7 ground spawns in the Minotaur caves 15 min timer.
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    Completed Today
    # Nov 15 2007 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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    Finished this today, 11/15/07. I got the crystals in the Minotaur caves behind the Minotaur fort, they were ground spawns. You will need to wait until they respawn to get all 8, I could only find 6 my first time there. The Pieces of Canvas droped for me off the undead mobs at the 'Festival of Nightmares' area.

    After turning them in:

    With your help Darwin now has a chance of winning the Tinkerer's Union annual invention.
    Your faction standing with Ak'Anon Strike Force V got better.
    You have successfully been granted your reward for: Darwin's Award

    A reward window poped up that would let me choose from 'Faction', 'Experience', or a No drop gear(I didn't think to get it's name, it was tagged lore and Quest, my assumption is that it is for part of a larger quest.) I was able to choose one of these. I choose the exp and got 2 blue ticks of regular xp at 77.

    I hailed him to get the quest again, but he would not respond to 'I will help assist', may be bugged for repeating.

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    Completed Today
    # Dec 01 2007 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
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    Quote:
    A reward window poped up that would let me choose from 'Faction', 'Experience', or a No drop gear(I didn't think to get it's name, it was tagged lore and Quest, my assumption is that it is for part of a larger quest.) I was able to choose one of these. I choose the exp and got 2 blue ticks of regular xp at 77.


    Although you can highlight all 3 individual parts of the completion reward, you get the exp, faction and the item for completion of the mission.
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    RE: Completed Today
    # Nov 15 2007 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
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    Actually, the Completion Reward is:

    Experience
    Faction - Gain faction with Ak'Anon Strike Force V
    Micro timing gears

    Micro timing gears
    Lore, No trade, Quest
    Wt: 0.1 Size: SMALL
    Race: ALL
    Class: ALL

    You recieve all three for completion of the quest.
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    This Quest
    # Nov 15 2007 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
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    Who wants to bet this is a tribute to the annual Darwin Awards?
    Levitation Crystals
    # Nov 15 2007 at 9:14 AM Rating: Good
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    Are ground spawns in the Minotaur caves, and also drop from the Minotaurs at the fort.
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