Mardan #3: A Desperate Deed  

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Rating:
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Level:85
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Money
Time Limit:01:00:00
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Underfoot
Recommended:
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
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Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Mon Dec 21 00:50:00 2009
Modified: Tue Nov 15 05:25:21 2011
This is the third of three tasks that begin with Mardan Howlinblade in Arthicrex (location: -260, 940, 5 -- outside the entrance to Fungal Forest). It follows his first two tasks, "Abandon All Hope" and "For Those Who Have Fallen").

There is a one-hour time limit to finish this task.

At the end of the previous task you saw:

Mardan Howlinblade says 'Thank Brell! Hopefully they arrive soon. The [news] our scouts have gathered makes me fear that we'll need them before they are able to assist.'

You say, 'What news?'

Mardan Howlinblade says 'It appears that some of the Cliknar have discovered our predicament. They must be stopped before they inform the rest of the [hive]!'

You say, 'The hive?'

Mardan Howlinblade says 'Yes, yes... if the Queen becomes [aware of us], we are finished.'

You say, 'Aware of us?'

Mardan Howlinblade says 'I am surprised they are not already aware. Those foul beasts communicate so quickly, it's as if they share a mind. Perhaps the Queen is [too distracted] right now to hear them.'

You say, 'Too distracted?'

Mardan Howlinblade says 'It must be all the overworlders meddling with their farms. Har! I never thought I would praise their arrival to Brell`s home, but they may just save us! Quickly, you and your allies must [ready] yourselves! I can hear the cliknar approaching!'

You say, 'Ready!'

Mardan Howlinblade says 'Here they come! You must not let them escape, or the hive will learn of our weakness! For the dwarves!'

You have been assigned the task 'A Desperate Deed'.

Once you trigger the task, three cliknar spawn near the Fungal Forest teleporter and charge the person who triggered them.

Keep them aggro'd, otherwise they'll emote and fail the task:

Those fools have left us... Soon..the queen shall hear us.

At last the queen can hear us, Those helpless dwarves can not escape...



Slay the approaching cliknar agents! 0/3 (Arthicrex)

Kill the first wave (spawns up by the Fungal Forest teleporter).

Talk to Mardan 0/1 (Arthicrex)

You say, 'Hail, Mardan Howlinblade'

Mardan Howlinblade says 'That was a close call...wait! I hear more coming!'

Repeat for a second wave (spawns east of Mardan's location).

Slay the approaching cliknar agents! 0/3 (Arthicrex)

Talk to Mardan 0/1 (Arthicrex)

You say, 'Hail, Mardan Howlinblade'

Mardan Howlinblade says 'I'm glad you're on our side _____. I see another group! Don't let your guard down!'

Repeat for a third wave (spawns to the north, at the nearby wall).

Slay the approaching cliknar agents! 0/3 (Arthicrex)

Kill nearby cliknar to ensure that the state of the dwarves is no longer known among the hive mind 0/10 (Arthicrex)

Head into the hive and kill 10 cliknar.

Approach the main hive in the north to make sure no agents have escaped 0/1 (Arthicrex)

Inform Mardan that the attack has been prevented 0/1 (Arthicrex)

You say, 'Hail, Mardan Howlinblade'

Mardan Howlinblade says 'Friends, I am forever grateful for your help in such a time of need. We would have certainly perished without you.'

Mardan's previously empty eyes now glimmer with hope. As he puts his hand on your shoulder and slowly nods, you can feel the heavy burden he once bore fade away.

Rewards:
157 platinum, 5 gold
Experience (1.6 AAs at Level 85)
17 Brellium Tokens
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task list wording
# Nov 14 2011 at 6:57 PM Rating: Good
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I just did the task and here was the wording:

Slay the approaching cliknar agents!
Talk to Mardan
Slay the approaching cliknar agents!
Talk to Mardan
Slay the approaching cliknar agents!
Kill nearby cliknar to ensure that the state of the dwarves is no longer known among the hive mind
Approach the main hive in the north to make sure no agents have escaped
Inform Mardan that the attack has been prevented

Reward:
Experience
175p
17 Brellium Tokens
AE mez...
# Oct 06 2010 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
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WATCH out if using AE mez... the dorf that stands next to mardan CAN get hit by it, so instead of 3 adds you have 4 adds to deal with. not fun, in fact it is stupid. better to just kill the guy before you start or something
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AE mez...
# Oct 16 2010 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
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on a side note, if you kill the guy standing next to mardan, he repops within about ~10 minutes.
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Waves consist of ....
# Jun 19 2010 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
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a cliknar agent....
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EASY STRAT
# May 23 2010 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
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ALL YOU NEED for this mission is a wizard with Crystallizing Circle, and a Chanter and a tank with mercs. Have the wiz cast the crystallizing circle right at the spawn point when they spawn and the chanter has more time to AoE mez. Easy, easy, easy.
Group task
# May 02 2010 at 5:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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This is a group task - min 3, max 6.

The first wave starts as soon as you open the task with "ready". One hour time limit for the whole task.

If a wave of cliknar agents sits idle (after blur or wipe), you get a warning after 2 minutes: "Not much longer and we shall escape!". After 5 minutes of idle, the task closes on you: "At last, the Queen can hear us. The helpless dwarves cannot escape!".
missing dialogues for a desperate deed
# Mar 31 2010 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
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[Wed Mar 31 14:56:14 2010] Mardan Howlinblade says 'Thank Brell! Hopefully they arrive soon. The [news] our scouts have gathered makes me fear that we'll need them before they are able to assist.'
[Wed Mar 31 15:01:23 2010] You say, 'news'
[Wed Mar 31 15:01:24 2010] Mardan Howlinblade says 'It appears that some of the Cliknar have discovered our predicament. They must be stopped before they inform the rest of the [hive]!'
[Wed Mar 31 15:01:27 2010] You say, 'hive'
[Wed Mar 31 15:01:27 2010] Mardan Howlinblade says 'Yes, yes... if the Queen becomes [aware of us], we are finished.'
[Wed Mar 31 15:01:31 2010] You say, 'aware of us'
[Wed Mar 31 15:01:31 2010] Mardan Howlinblade says 'I am surprised they are not already aware. Those foul beasts communicate so quickly, it's as if they share a mind. Perhaps the Queen is [too distracted] right now to hear them.'
[Wed Mar 31 15:01:34 2010] You say, 'too distracted'
[Wed Mar 31 15:01:35 2010] Mardan Howlinblade says 'It must be all the overworlders meddling with their farms. Har! I never thought I would praise their arrival to Brell`s home, but they may just save us! Quickly, you and your allies must [ready] yourselves! I can hear the cliknar approaching!'

Wave 1
[Wed Mar 31 15:04:54 2010] You say, 'ready'
[Wed Mar 31 15:04:54 2010] Mardan Howlinblade says 'Here they come! You must not let them escape, or the hive will learn of our weakness! For the dwarves!'
[Wed Mar 31 15:04:54 2010] You have been assigned the task 'A Desperate Deed'.

Wave 2
[Wed Mar 31 15:09:56 2010] You say, 'Hail, Mardan Howlinblade'
[Wed Mar 31 15:09:56 2010] Mardan Howlinblade says 'That was a close call...wait! I hear more coming!'
[Wed Mar 31 15:09:57 2010] Your task 'A Desperate Deed' has been updated.

Wave 3
[Wed Mar 31 15:15:28 2010] You say, 'Hail, Mardan Howlinblade'
[Wed Mar 31 15:15:29 2010] Mardan Howlinblade says 'I'm glad you're on our side Alcho. I see another group! Don't let your guard down!'
[Wed Mar 31 15:15:29 2010] Your task 'A Desperate Deed' has been updated.

Finishing task hails
[Wed Mar 31 16:27:04 2010] You say, 'Hail, Mardan Howlinblade'
[Wed Mar 31 16:27:05 2010] Mardan Howlinblade says 'Friends, I am forever grateful for your help in such a time of need. We would have certainly perished without you.'
[Wed Mar 31 16:27:05 2010] Your task 'A Desperate Deed' has been updated.
[Wed Mar 31 16:27:09 2010] Mardan's previously empty eyes now glimmer with hope. As he puts his hand on your shoulder and slowly nods, you can feel the heavy burden he once bore fade away.
[Wed Mar 31 16:27:09 2010] You receive 5 gold .
[Wed Mar 31 16:27:09 2010] You receive 157 platinum .
[Wed Mar 31 16:27:09 2010] You have gained 2 ability points! You now have 5 ability points.
[Wed Mar 31 16:27:09 2010] You gain experience!!
waves
# Mar 09 2010 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Our waves had 3 cliknars.

There is a time limit to hail to start the next wave after you kill one wave.

Pretty easy to invis and run to the hive.

After you kill the 10, you have to just approach the hive for the update. For that a rogue rocks.

Edited, Mar 11th 2010 8:36pm by Tameron

Edited, Mar 11th 2010 9:11pm by Tameron
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Can kill any cliknars near NPC
# Mar 09 2010 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Kill nearby cliknar to ensure the dwarves are not known (10) 0/10 (Arthicrex)

Approach the main hive to the north 0/1 (Arthicrex)

When we did the task, it first told use to kill nearby cliknars and then head to hive, not other way around. We tested it and killed cliknars near the NPC where we killed the waves also, and got task updates.
Achievement
# Mar 05 2010 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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1 of 6 for the Guardian of Arthicrex achievement.
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Bonzz of the Knights of Truth, Bertoxx Server

http://www.bonzz.com/bonzz.htm

(please excuse my dyslexic typing skills)
Achievement
# Nov 07 2011 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
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There is no "Guardian of ..." achievment for any Underfoot tasks and, currently, there are only 5 entries in the "Mercenary" and "Partisan" lists for Arthicrex.

Mardan's first two quests in this series can be found in the "Partisan of Arthicrex" section.
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# Feb 12 2010 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
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  • Slay the wave of cliknar agents (3) - Arthicrex
  • Hail Marden when ready - Arthicrex
  • Slay the wave of cliknar agents (3) - Arthicrex
  • Hail Marden when ready - Arthicrex
  • Slay the wave of cliknar agents (3) - Arthicrex
  • Approach the main hive to the north - Arthicrex
  • Kill nearby cliknar to ensure the dwarves are not known (10) - Arthicrex
  • Return to Mardan - Arthicrex

Info
# Jan 07 2010 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
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You have a 1 hour time limit on this. If the waves are clicknar are faded/escaped and then not engaged for a minute or two you get an emote about they going to tell the queen. Act soon or they disappear and task fails.

The clicknar spawn at the fungal teleportal and charge toward the person who hails the quest NPC


Those fools have left us... Soon..the queen shall hear us.

At last the queen can hear us, Those helpless dwarves can not escape...

Edited, Jan 7th 2010 8:48am by Rukobokku
Info
# Feb 25 2010 at 12:07 AM Rating: Good
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Actually, they spawn at the teleporter ONLY on the 1st wave. The second wave spawns to the east of Mardan, and the final wave spawns just to the north, on the nearby wall.
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# Feb 19 2010 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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so you have 1 hour to do all those waves AND go all the way up in the hive and kill mobs?

sounds kind of hard. my guess is going to be using camp fires to get to the Hive faster.
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