Anniversary Solo Task: A Cat-tastrophe  

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Level:90
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
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Era:Veil of Alaris
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
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Entered: Fri Mar 16 02:34:36 2012
Modified: Fri Mar 7 19:11:15 2014
Anniversary events tend to run from mid-March to mid-April (sometimes to mid-May) each year. They are not available during the "off season".

For an overview and list of EverQuest Anniversary events, see this quest entry.



This is a solo task introduced with EverQuest's 13th anniversary. It's expected to only be available during anniversary season (mid-March through mid-April).

It begins with Sam Napth, a Halfling in the Plane of Knowledge at about -215, -90, -155 (next to the Soulbinder).

You say, 'Hail, Sam Napth'

Sam Napth says 'I've been expecting you. I have great need of adventurers to help me deal with an important issue. There are a lot of tasks that need doing, I'd be grateful if you could help me out. You see, I've been trying to prove to some important people that such things are foolishness. So I've arranged some tests to prove it.'

A task window pops up offering several anniversary tasks.

You have been assigned the task 'A Cat-tastrophe'.

Sam Napth has asked you to investigate the powers of luck and fortune that black felines can supposedly influence. He has selected a particularly unfriendly cat that resides in Freeport and is the source of all sorts of unusual rumors.



Head to East Freeport an find Exterminator Pandeen 0/1 (East Freeport)

Exterminator Pandeen is by the docks in East Freeport (-715, -790 -- south of the dock center).

You say, 'Hail, Exterminator Pandeen'

Exterminator Pandeen says 'There is a reason Sam hired me first. I know this place in and out. Though he must not have much confidence in me to hire someone of your caliber to deal with a simple cat. Which leads me to believe, that all the [rumors] are true.'

Talk to Pandeen about the cat 0/1 (East Freeport)

You say, 'What rumors?'

Exterminator Pandeen says 'As I said before, people are scared of the cat. Not just because it's mean old beast. Which it is. But because of all the crazy tall tales of it being a bastion of misfortune. Some people think it's the embodiment of one of Cazic Thule's disciples. Others believe it belonged to a powerful vampire, or that it is a vampire cat itself. I've also heard that it at midnight it gets up on its hind paws and plays a mandolin in a graveyard to cause the dead to dance. Well, at least no one can accuse these people of lack of imagination. But I'm sure you're more interested in the [facts].'

You say, 'What facts?'

Exterminator Pandeen says 'Right, well let's see. I've had no success so far, and the only piece of the animal I managed to get was its mangy old collar. The inscription on it is mostly unreadable. The cat is often seen by the docks, looking for fresh [fish] to eat. It also hunts [rats], and may have killed more than me. If you're incredibly unlucky, you'll have to chase it to the [sewers]. I have some [gear] for you when you're ready to begin the hunt.'

You say, 'Ewww rats'

Exterminator Pandeen says 'Thankfully Freeport has so many rats, not even the cat will put me out of business. I've often seen it hunting outside the West Freeport gates. Did you have any [more] questions, or would you like your [gear] now?'

You say, 'The sewers?'

Exterminator Pandeen says 'Awful place. Thankfully no one asks me to clean it out. The cat often heads in and out though, I've seen it myself. Watch yourself if you go in there. There are some unsavory types that hang out in there. No more fitting place for them, either. Did you have any [more] questions, or would you like your [gear] now?'

You say, 'More?'

Exterminator Pandeen says 'Right, well let's see. I've had no success so far, and the only piece of the animal I managed to get was its mangy old collar. The inscription on it is mostly unreadable. The cat is often seen by the docks, looking for fresh [fish] to eat. It also hunts [rats], and may have killed more than me. If you're incredibly unlucky, you'll have to chase it to the [sewers]. I have some [gear] for you when you're ready to begin the hunt.'

You say, 'Fish?'

You say, I'd like gear now.'

Exterminator Pandeen says 'I have this animal cage here for you. Have a padlock for it, and a key. Don't look at me like I'm crazy, that beast is wily! If you lose the cage, I'll get you another one.'

Investigate the docks 0/1 (East Freeport)

This is a location update at -375, -925 (center dock).

Entice the cat with fish 0/1 (East Freeport)

Give the cat a fresh fish (sold by Tanlok Harson at -360, -623; building at dock center). The cat does scratch for 6500 damage.

Bind your wounds 0/1 (East Freeport)

You must do a "bind wound" while you have damage. Binding at full health does not update. Bring some bandages.

Chase the cat to West Freeport 0/1 (West Freeport)

Update in West Freeport at -5, -143 (main gates).

Attempt to calm the cat with soothing words 0/1 (West Freeport)

/say "good kitty". Cat does scratch for 6500 damage.

Bind your wounds - again 0/1 (West Freeport)

Same deal as earlier.

Chase the cat into Freeport's Sewers and ask around to find it 0/1 (Freeport Sewers)

Hail "a thug leader" at 143, 132 in Freeport Sewers.

You say, 'Hail, a thug leader'

a thug leader says 'Eh? So that's your cat, is it? Looks like we need to have a chat.'

Ask the thug leader to return the cat 0/1 (Freeport Sewers)

Hail the leader again. This time, be ready for a fight.

You say, 'Hail, a thug leader'

a thug leader says 'You want it back? Too bad. Your little monster scratched me up bad. And I'm going to make it pay. So get lost.'

Defeat the thugs 0/1 (Freeport Sewers)

There are three thugs of interest: "a thug mauler" (green to 91), "a thug bruiser" (green to 91) and "a thug leader" (light blue to 91). After killing the thug leader, the cat appeared. The thugs are tougher than they look but doable with merc healer.

Subdue the animal and capture it without killing it 0/1 (Freeport Sewers)

The thugs respawn quickly. Pull the cat out of the cave and damage it until it's weak (it hits for a max ~6,500 and has a lot of hitpoints).

With the cat below 50% and targeted, right-click the "Animal Cage". The item turns into a "Caged Cat".

NOTE: Once the cat is aggro, another cat will spawn in its place. If you don't pull it out of the room, you'll have both cats to contend with.

Bind your wounds - again 0/1 (Freeport Sewers)

Return the cat to Sam Napth 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Task Window Says: Turn the scratch-happy beast over to Sam Napth in the Plane of Knowledge.

The black cat has brought you misfortune, not to mention enough bite and scratch marks to think you wrestled with a mountain lion. Maybe Sam needs to find a new hobby.




Rewards

Experience (about 1 AA at Level 95) + one of:
---- Option #1: 135 platinum
---- Option #2: Old Worn Cat Collar
Rewards:
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Location is wrong
# Mar 18 2012 at 9:46 AM Rating: Good
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For the exterminator it should be minus 700 minus minus 787
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SOLO
# Mar 18 2012 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
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This is a solo mission in normal zones.... you can group with others so long as they dont have a mission as well.... the thugs have good amounts of HP and respawn qucik, plus the cat hits hard.... so help may be needed
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Bugged step?
# Mar 18 2012 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
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For the following steps....

Attempt to calm the cat with soothing words 0/1 (West Freeport)

/say "good kitty". Cat does scratch for 6500 damage.

Bind your wounds - again 0/1 (West Freeport)

Same deal as earlier.

Chase the cat into Freeport's Sewers and ask around to find it 0/1 (Freeport Sewers)

I had to tell the cat good kitty again, before the Chase step.... only then did the /loc update work in the sewers (they are ina tunnel on the left as you go down)



Edited, Mar 18th 2012 10:59am by GOMN
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http://www.bonzz.com/bonzz.htm

(please excuse my dyslexic typing skills)
three cats
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when I got to the thugs, there were 3 cats spawned ...
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Edited, Mar 19th 2012 9:51pm by namdaruluclin
47%
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caged the cat at 47%
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Bind wound
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As mitsune said, the update doesn't happen if you bind wound and are at full health. In my case I have no bind wound skill or aa, and the dmg from the cat did not drop me below 70, thus Bind wound would not work. I took off my Faerune and took dmg from drowning until I was below 70, and then used bind wound. This worked for the update.
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could not get this task while in grp, was only able to get solo.
Bring along fresh fish and Bandages for 2 updates.
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ChasieShi wrote:
could not get this task while in grp, was only able to get solo.
Bring along fresh fish and Bandages for 2 updates.



Need 3 bandages
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Quest:
1) Head to East Freeport and Find Exterminator Pandeen
2) Talk to Pandeen about the cat
3) Investigate the docks
4) Entice the cat with fish
5) Bind your wounds
6) Chase the cat to West Freeport
7) Attempt to calm the cat with soothing words
8) Bind your wounds - again
9) Chase the cat into Freeport's Sewers and ask around to find it
10) Ask the thug leader to return the cat
11) Defeat the thugs
12) Subdue the animal and capture it without killing it
13) Bind your wounds - again
14) Return the cat to Sam Napht

What to do:
1) Hail "Exterminator Pandeen" at .717, -788 in East Freeport (south of dock center).
2) Chat. /say "gear" to get an "Animal Cage".
3) Update at -373 / -925 in East Freeport (center dock).
4) Give the cat a fresh fish (sold by Tanlok Harson at -360, -623; building at dock center). Cat does scratch for 6500 damage.
5) Must do a "bind wound" while you have damage. Binding at full health does not update. Bring some bandages.
6) Update at West Freeport at -5, -143 (main gates)
7) /say "good kitty". Cat does scratch for 6500 damage.
8) see 5)
9) Hail "a thug leader" at 143, 132 in Freeport Sewers.
10) Hail "a thug leader" again.
11) There are three thugs of interest: a thug mauler (green to 91), a thug bruiser (green to 91) and a thug leader (lblue to 91). After killing the thug leader, the cat appeared. The thugs are tougher than they look but doable with merc healer.
Attention: After killing another thug, I had another cat spawn. Having more than one cat up does not help, seriously.
12) The thugs repop very quickly. Try to pull the cat a bit out of the cave and damage it till it is weak. Then click the "Animal Cage" (despite teh fact that it is not a clickable item...). I did this with the cat ~20% and I the "Animal Cage" turned into a "Caged Cat". For me the cat was white, it might be always at the level of the questing character. Quest was doable with merc healer.
13) Hand the "caged Cat" to Sam Napht in PoK.

3 possible rewards: 1 AA or 135pp or "Old Worn Cat Collar".
"Old Worn Cat Collar" is a familiar clicky with 50 charges of a grumpy feline sidekick. Familiar "Black Cat". Summons a foul tempered black cat that occasionally claws at other players. (have not seen it claw anyone yet, though.) It looks exactly like the cat summened with "Moonfang's Cub" but it comes with the 50 charges.

Best fun in EQ since ages. Thanks to whomever designed this quest.
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cat location
# Mar 16 2012 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Found the cat in one of the boats for the first update.
Found him at the West Freeport gate for the second.
Hit me for 6000.
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# Mar 16 2012 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
You say, 'Hail, Exterminator Pandeen'
Exterminator Pandeen says 'There is a reason Sam hired me first. I know this place in and out. Though he must not have much confidence in me to hire someone of your caliber to deal with a simple cat. Which leads me to believe, that all the [rumors] are true.'
Your task 'A Cat-tastrophe' has been updated.
You say, 'What rumors?'
Exterminator Pandeen says 'As I said before, people are scared of the cat. Not just because it's mean old beast. Which it is. But because of all the crazy tall tales of it being a bastion of misfortune. Some people think it's the embodiment of one of Cazic Thule's disciples. Others believe it belonged to a powerful vampire, or that it is a vampire cat itself. I've also heard that it at midnight it gets up on its hind paws and plays a mandolin in a graveyard to cause the dead to dance. Well, at least no one can accuse these people of lack of imagination. But I'm sure you're more interested in the [facts].'
You say, 'What facts?'
Exterminator Pandeen says 'Right, well let's see. I've had no success so far, and the only piece of the animal I managed to get was its mangy old collar. The inscription on it is mostly unreadable. The cat is often seen by the docks, looking for fresh [fish] to eat. It also hunts [rats], and may have killed more than me. If you're incredibly unlucky, you'll have to chase it to the [sewers]. I have some [gear] for you when you're ready to begin the hunt.'
You say, 'ewww rats'
Exterminator Pandeen says 'Thankfully Freeport has so many rats, not even the cat will put me out of business. I've often seen it hunting outside the West Freeport gates. Did you have any [more] questions, or would you like your [gear] now?'
You say, 'The sewers?'
Exterminator Pandeen says 'Awful place. Thankfully no one asks me to clean it out. The cat often heads in and out though, I've seen it myself. Watch yourself if you go in there. There are some unsavory types that hang out in there. No more fitting place for them, either. Did you have any [more] questions, or would you like your [gear] now?'
You say, 'More?'
Exterminator Pandeen says 'Right, well let's see. I've had no success so far, and the only piece of the animal I managed to get was its mangy old collar. The inscription on it is mostly unreadable. The cat is often seen by the docks, looking for fresh [fish] to eat. It also hunts [rats], and may have killed more than me. If you're incredibly unlucky, you'll have to chase it to the [sewers]. I have some [gear] for you when you're ready to begin the hunt.'
You say, 'Fish?'
Exterminator Pandeen says, 'I'm afraid I don't have any on me, but it should be rather simple to catch, or find a fresh fish to purchase. The cat is always looking for fresh fish at the docks. Did you have any [more] questions, or would you like your [gear] now?
You say, I'd like gear now.'
Exterminator Pandeen says 'I have this animal cage here for you. Have a padlock for it, and a key. Don't look at me like I'm crazy, that beast is wily! If you lose the cage, I'll get you another one.'
Your task 'A Cat-tastrophe' has been updated.





Edited, Apr 7th 2012 7:20pm by Kailihn
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