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|This task has different spellings in-game ("Mecurial" vs "Mercurial").
This solo task begins with Peramin Longbottle at the zone-in area of the Underquarry (location -15, 150, -193).
You say, 'Hail, Peramin Longbottle'
Peramin Longbottle says 'If you need work - and you'll need to work if you want to survive for very long down here - I suggest you help me with my studies. Before Brell's mysterious disappearance, I was in charge of inspecting, identifying, and certifying all of the ore and stone that the Underquarry produced. But now, the workers of the Underquarry have risen against us, and are performing their tasks either too quickly or too slowly, or not at all. Some are now performing entirely new and different tasks, which may be weakening or disrupting the structure of Underfoot. I am determined to [learn] more about what is happening to the Underquarry before something terrible happens.'
You say, 'What's there to learn?'
Peramin Longbottle says 'One of the problems that has emerged is some workers in the Underquarry are tunneling into places where Brell had previously forbidden them to go, areas which Brell had never consecrated for mining or quarrying. As they plunge onward in contravention of Brell's will, they are uncovering some substances we have never seen before. Some of us believe that these materials should be fed back to the Primal Lava at once, as they are Brell's and we should not touch them. [Others], including myself, believe that for as long as Brell is not responding to us, we must strive to better understand what is happening here.'
You say, 'Others?'
Peramin Longbottle says 'We believe in finding our own answers at this point, rather than sticking our heads in the sand and pretending everything will be all right. Things are not all right. Brell never told us he was leaving, let alone when he might return, and things have been falling apart ever since. What if Brell has been banished or even killed by the other gods? What will become of us, and of Underfoot, then? It is no sedition to work towards a solution. We can not afford to turn away from Brell, lest he find us unworthy and never returns. We simply wish to [understand] what is happening here.'
You say, 'I wish to understand too'
Peramin Longbottle says 'There are things you can do to help me. One of them involves locating a genata named Goralf. He has been tunneling in places where he shouldn't, and has discovered a silvery, liquid substance lighter than mercury, which I have dubbed 'Mercuralite'. Goralf is a bit slow, and didn't understand that I only wanted to study the stuff. He became enraged and attacked us, at about the time when the entire stone quarry stopped following Clontik's orders; Clontik and I had no choice but to retreat. Will you go and try to [reason] with Goralf, and retrieve three samples of this Mercuralite stuff?'
You say, 'I'll go reason with him'
Peramin Longbottle says 'Thank you. No, really, thank you. If I'm right about this Mercuralite stuff, your assistance may be the deciding factor in keeping the reality of Underfoot from completely unraveling.'
You have been assigned the task 'Mercurial Metal'.
Peramin needs three samples of what she calls 'Mercuralite' for her studies.
Hail Goralf the Genati and learn about Mercuralite 0/1 (The Underquarry)
You say, 'Hail, Goralf'
Goralf says 'Uh? Why do you bother me? I collect the silver liquid, yes. I dig because Brell made me to dig. I dig where I must. This liquid came from the walls where I dig. It belongs to Brell, and I will keep it for him. Not for you. I do not collect it for you or for anyone but Goralf. Goralf waits for Brell. To Brell Goralf will give the liquid. Take it from me by force you must. Goralf has clockwork machines to help him keep Brell's holy silver liquid safe! They kill you now.'
Kill Goralf the Genati (if you can) 0/1 (The Underquarry)
Once you aggro Goralf, he spawns two adds: Erko and Kedo.
Kill Goralf's Clockwork Erko 0/1 (The Underquarry)
Kill Goralf's Clockwork Kedo 0/1 (The Underquarry)
Goralf, Erko, and Kedo can be split from one another. NOTE to high level players: You're not meant to kill Goralf here, but if you DPS him too fast, it will happen and bug the task. DPS him slowly until he turns into "Angry Goralf".
Kill Angry Goralf 0/1 (The Underquarry)
"Angry Goralf" spawns in place of Goralf.
Recover the Mercuralite you were sent to find 0/3 (The Underquarry)
Mercuralite drops from Angry Goralf, Erko, and Kedo.
Deliver 3 samples of Mercuralite to Peramin 0/3 (The Underquarry)
Speak with Peramin about your reward 0/1 (The Underquarry)
You say, 'Hail, Peramin Longbottle'
You have brought Peramin the three samples of Mercuralite that she asked for! She will now be able to learn many things, and may even find a way to reinforce the underpinnings of the Underquarry if Brell does not return.
Experience (1.6 AAs at Level 85)
~10 Brellium Tokens
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