Zeka #1: Did We Forget the Cheese?  

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Level:80
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:Secrets of Faydwer
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    Group Size:Group
    Min. # of Players:3
    Max. # of Players:6
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
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    Entered: Wed Jan 2 02:05:03 2008
    Modified: Sat Oct 27 06:18:48 2012
    This group task is the first in a series of five and begins with Clockwork Warmarshal, who is located near the Ak'Anon Strike Force camp at the zone-in of Fortress Mechanotus.

    You say, 'Hail, Clockwork Warmarshal'

    Clockwork Warmarshal says 'Hello there soldier. It's good to see so many Norrathians rally to help stop this menace! Since our crash and my [promotion] to leader of the Albatross' ground forces, I've been overwhelmed with necessary military action and underprovided with forces to complete those actions. I know it's unusual, especially since you are not officially enlisted for this action, but perhaps you could [accept orders] from an old clockwork and help out all of Norrath in the process? Or if you and your allies are truly brave, someone needs to make forays into those dratted [gyrospires] if we're to have much of a chance getting reinforcements up here.'

    You say, 'Gyrospires?'

    Clockwork Warmarshal says 'In addition to the Fortress Mechanotus, Meldrath made three other spires that he uses as roving tower defenses. Though he called them guard towers, and they could help intercept attacks, intelligence we have gathered indicate he also planned to use them in his attack on Ak'Anon. When Ak'Anon made it's counter attack we managed to destroy one of them before we were unable to continue to fly. Our intelligence indicates that they are called gyrospire [beza] and gyrospire [zeka].'

    You say, 'Zeka?'

    Clockwork Warmarshal says 'This tower is one of his odder creations. We have not quite figured what it is for, though it does look perhaps a bit more dangerous than the other tower. But more importantly we have learned that Meldrath plans to visit that tower. If you are interested we would like you to [disrupt] their plans.'

    You say, 'We will disrupt their plans!'

    You have been assigned the task 'Did We Forget the Cheese?'.
    The direction to the entry to your instanced zone(s) have been marked on your compass.

    The Clockwork Warmarshal has heard rumors from Gurtrude the Spymaster that Meldrath is planning a visit to Gyrospire Zeka to check on operations there. Disrupt the visit.

    Go to the Gyrospire Zeka launch catapult 0/1 (Fortress Mechanotus)

    Kill 35 steamworks 0/35 (Gyrospire Zeka)

    Get Oil from the refueling room 0/10 (Gyrospire Zeka)

    Get Coal from the refueling room 0/5 (Gyrospire Zeka)

    Kill anything that keeps you from collecting the coal and oil 0/1 (Gyrospire Zeka)

    Contaminate the Food in the Meeting Room 0/12 (Gyrospire Zeka)

    The Meeting Room is on the first floor. Chamberlain IX spawns while contaminating the food.

    Kill 1 Chamberlain IX 0/1 (Gyrospire Zeka)

    Return to Clockwork Warmarshal and report your progress 0/1 (Gyrospire Zeka)

    You say, 'Hail, Clockwork Warmarshal'

    Clockwork Warmarshal says 'This could mean that we manage to remove Meldrath the easy way, though I expect that it will just be an inconvenience. If you are interested, there is more you can do in gyrospire [zeka].'

    Your task 'Did We Forget the Cheese?' has been updated.

    If Meldrath makes his visit he is up for a nasty surprise.

    Your faction standing with Ak'Anon Strike Force V could not possibly get any better.

    Reward:
    Faction with Ak'Anon Strike Force V

    Ancient Sapphire Faycite Trisection
    LORE ITEM NO TRADE QUEST ITEM
    WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
    Class: ALL
    Race: ALL

    Once you have completed this task, you may request the next task in the series, 'To Climb a Spire' (keyword "disrupt").
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    quest dialogue
    # Oct 26 2012 at 7:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Return to Clockwork Warmarshal and report your progress 0/1 (Gyrospire Zeka)

    Quote:
    You say, 'Hail, Clockwork Warmarshal'

    Clockwork Warmarshal says 'This could mean that we manage to remove Meldrath the easy way, though I expect that it will just be an inconvenience. If you are interested, there is more you can do in gyrospire [zeka].'

    Your task 'Did We Forget the Cheese?' has been updated.

    If Meldrath makes his visit he is up for a nasty surprise.

    Your faction standing with Ak'Anon Strike Force V could not possibly get any better.


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    CORRECT quest dialogue
    # Oct 26 2012 at 6:55 PM Rating: Good
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    Quote:
    You say, 'Hail, Clockwork Warmarshal'

    Clockwork Warmarshal says 'Hello there soldier. It's good to see so many Norrathians rally to help stop this menace! Since our crash and my [promotion] to leader of the Albatross' ground forces, I've been overwhelmed with necessary military action and underprovided with forces to complete those actions. I know it's unusual, especially since you are not officially enlisted for this action, but perhaps you could [accept orders] from an old clockwork and help out all of Norrath in the process? Or if you and your allies are truly brave, someone needs to make forays into those dratted [gyrospires] if we're to have much of a chance getting reinforcements up here.'

    You say, 'gyrospires'

    Clockwork Warmarshal says 'In addition to the Fortress Mechanotus, Meldrath made three other spires that he uses as roving tower defenses. Though he called them guard towers, and they could help intercept attacks, intelligence we have gathered indicate he also planned to use them in his attack on Ak'Anon. When Ak'Anon made it's counter attack we managed to destroy one of them before we were unable to continue to fly. Our intelligence indicates that they are called gyrospire [beza] and gyrospire [zeka].'

    You say, 'zeka'

    Clockwork Warmarshal says 'It seems that this tower is a weapon. The catapult at the top of the tower has incredible power and it must be stopped. This catapult is powered by the extra power room you found right under it. All of that extra power will give anything it launches incredible power. I need you to go into the gyrospire and see how much [damage] you can do.'

    You say, 'damage'


    You have been assigned the task 'Did We Forget the Cheese?'.
    Couple of notes about this cheesy quest.
    # Mar 06 2010 at 2:37 PM Rating: Good
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    It's possible to single pull the Fuel Master to the IZ. I did it. I didn't really mean to do it, but I did it.

    The way I worked this, since I am cautious and I am also two boxing an enchanter with a T5 merc who is banzai nutso and likes to agro every mob in sight + break mez + enchanter pet seems to go berserk in zones that are up/down vs left/right, is simply kill most of the mobs in the front yard, then pick off the ones by the door. Having a good bit of necro firepower, you can do two (or even 3, if spire is up) at once, but I don't recommend it. Must easier to do 1 or two, with the second mezzed and slowed and ready to be killed.

    When you open the door to Zeka, there are about 5 mobs crammed on top of each other. I'd take the chanter and merc back to the catapult and park them there. Then I'd pull. I'd get 2 - 4 mobs. Standard FD pull, and just run them outside. The merc would be far enough away that he wouldnt' go nuts and agro everything and break mez.

    If It was two - one being snared for the pull - I'd run for the box. The merc will agro the closest thing to him and the the necro starts piling on the dots, while switch to second box and I've got 5 miles of nothing and 1 snared mob inc. Which is pretty much cake to mez. Whip around, slow the first, slow the second.

    Moving in a bit, there is another room of mobs - the room with the basement and upstairs access ramps. You'll have to clear this as well. I did it the same way. Target one, go back open door to outside, come back, snare, run outside.....wash, rinse, repeat, same strat as above.

    For the cheese room, there were 4? 5? mobs inside, I think. I hit the one on the left side of the table and only got two mobs. Same strat as above. Take 'em outside and destroy them.

    One thing I noticed here. There are mobs that randomly walk around and can add at the most inoportune moments. It seems one is always hiding..and walking ...and then adding, when you least expect it. If you box, pulling them outside is a lot easier on your nerves. It's just easier period. Slower, but easier.

    Moving up the ramp, there were two gnomebots 1/2 way up (where both upstairs ramps combine into one ramp.) They're within sight of each other, but didn't assist. Weird.

    Upstairs, there are about 4 gnomebots and the Fuel Master. There's a ledge here, it blocks your view. There are two robots on the immediate other side of the ledge, and in my case a see invis wanderer-bot who made my life miserable, since he added, hit the chanter, chanter pet went to protect mode, cleric starts healing chanter pet like crazy, merc tank agros everything within 100 yards, and the necro says "@#@^$%^#" and runs off the side. Everything, died but me, and I noticed I had 5 mobs inc on radar. I hit /corpsedrag on the chanter, invised up and ran to the catapult with 5 mobs in tow. One more added from the ones in the courtyard that I didn't clear from before.

    One of the five was the Fuelmaster. I'ms Sitting at about 1/3 life, but I figure, WTH, and wait until they are all within sight. Then feign, stand in a bit, and snare the Fuel Master. He's snarable. Then I root him. He's rootable, too. Yay!

    Then I feign off agro. I pop my cleric, get healed. (Couple of snares and rotos on the named, in between all this, for the record.) Then drop chanter corpse, who gets rezzed and he popped his Tank merc. Then let the chanter get enough mana to tash and slow. Then we plastered the Fuel Master.

    Second attempt at the Oil/coal stores and I used my old master plan. Get close to target. Target the gnome bot, back up, Pet hold, send pet, pet back off, whaddya know, 2 mobs inc. Dot one, mez other, wash, rinse repeat on rest of that room. Click the cans for the oil and the boxes with coal for 1 piece of coal or 1-2 buckets of oil.

    Ruining the cheese is a pain. I think it took 5 - 10 minutes of walking back and forth and clicking. cheese until, well, I just hate cheese now, that's about it. You have to click the oil or coal from an open inventory slot while standing over or next to the cheese. It's not insta-click either. I'd say 3 seconds per click.

    The Chamberlain popped outside the room on about the 10th piece of cheese.

    That's right, not inside like you'd expect, outside the door to the room. And suddennly, I had two adds. Where the heck they came from, I dunno, but he was on radar and so were two others. The Chamberlain, compared to the Fuel Master seemed very weak. I didn't think he was any harder than any other trash mob. The Fuel Master took ~ 2 full rounds of Dots. And I do about 20k - 40K a tick. Or something like that.

    After he and adds were dead, i finished corrupting the cheese, went back and hailed the War Marshal.


    Edited, Mar 6th 2010 4:02pm by Bonesmasher
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    Gyrospire mission
    # Aug 23 2008 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
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    Here are some tips for this mission:

      Go to the Gyrospire Zeka launch catapult 0/1 (Fortress Mechanotus) Kill 35 steamworks 0/35 (Gyrospire Zeka) Get Oil from the refueling room 0/10 (Gyrospire Zeka) Get Coal from the refueling room 0/5 (Gyrospire Zeka) Kill anything that keeps you from collecting the coal and oil 0/1 (Gyrospire Zeka) Contaminate the Food in the Meeting Room 0/12 (Gyrospire Zeka) Kill 1 Chamberlain IX 0/1 (Gyrospire Zeka) Return to Clockwork Warmarshal and report your progress 0/1 (Gyrospire Zeka)




    Zone into instanced Gyrospire Zeka from Fortress Mechantous by clicking on the Gyrospire Zeka catapault.

    Set up camp at the zone in and begin pulling steamworks until you run out of steamworks to kill.

    Once you have run out of steamworks to kill outside, begin clearing into the building. Having an FD puller or a bard is helpful as the entrance to the building is packed. From the entrance, clear right to the ramp leading up to the first upper level. Do not bother clearing the side rooms from the entrance or clearing to the basement.

    Move up the ramp. As you kill up the ramp, your levi will be dispelled. Be careful not to fall off the side.

    At the top of the ramp, you will see a named Fuel Master guarding oil and coal. Kill him.

    After you have killed the Fuel Master, click on the barrels of oil and buckets of coal. When you click on a barrel or bucket, coal and oil will appear on your cursor. Collect 10 oil and 5 coal.

    Run back down to the entrance to the tower. Set up camp at the tower doorway and start pulling mobs from the Meeting Room to the entrance. The Meeting Room will be hard to miss, as there will be plates of orange cheese sitting on a table inside it.

    Once the Meeting Room is clear, move inside the room. Have the person who looted the oil and coal stand on the table and move from cheese to cheese, right clicking pieces of oil and coal to receive credit for contaminating the food. If a cheese has already been contaminated, the person will receive a yellow message informing them that they have already ruined the particular cheese that they are standing over, and need to try contaminating another cheese. The oil and coal contain expendable charges, but you cannot waste charges, as oil and coal that are clicked over a contaminated cheese are not consumed.

    As your group contaminates cheeses, a named Chamberlain will spawn. He will aggro upon the person contaminating the food, so your tank needs to be ready to pull aggro off person destroying the cheeses.

    Kill the Chamberlain and return to Warmarshall in Mechanotus for the final hail.
    Gyrospire mission
    # Sep 05 2009 at 11:15 PM Rating: Good
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    There are more than 35 steamworks inside that have to be cleared; killing the ones outside is a waste of time.
    Unlocks
    # Jan 02 2008 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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    Unlocks a new quest from Clockwork Warmarshal. Say disrupt to start the next one. "To Climb a Spire"
    Quest Updates
    # Jan 02 2008 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
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    Go to the Gyrospire Zeka launch catapult.
    1/1

    Kill 35 steamworks.
    35/35

    Get Oil from the refueling room.
    10/10

    Get Coal from the refueling room.
    5/5

    Kill anything that keeps you from collecting the coal and oil.
    1/1

    Contaminate the Food in the Meeting Room.
    12/12

    Kill 1 Chamberlain IX.
    1/1

    Return to Clockwork Warmarshal and report your progress.
    1/1

    Rewards:
    Faction w/ Ak'Anon Strike Force V
    Ancient Sapphire Faycite Trisection



    Meeting Room is on the 1st floor. Chamberlain IX spawns while contaminating the food.

    Edited, Jan 2nd 2008 10:08am by Shadwkiller
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