Anniversary Solo Task: Spider's Bite  

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This Quest is Seasonal
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:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Fri Mar 16 02:35:19 2012
Modified: Sat Mar 9 22:58:29 2013
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 'Spider's Bite'.

Sam Napth has asked you to kill spiders to prove that killing spiders is bad luck. You've killed plenty of spiders before, and while you've had your ups and downs, you haven't noticed any correlation. The oddest part is that he wants you to go to the Dreadlands and kill a specific set of spiders. The mercenary he sent previously has not returned or reported back in any fashion.



Journey to the Dreadlands and find the dark elf mercenary 0/1 (Dreadlands)

The dark elf mercenary is located at 1490, -5150 by Webmaster Katil -- this is in the northeastern part of the zone. This step updates as you approach the location.

You say, 'Hail, a mercenary'

a mercenary is dead, and does not respond.

Destroy the discovered spiders 0/3 (Dreadlands)

Three mobs called "a spider" spawn and attack. They hit for a max ~3,600. They are stunnable.

Speak to Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)

You say, 'Hail, Webmaster Katil'

Webmaster Katil says 'So, another one has shown up? Sent by Napth, are you? I will tell you nothing. I killed the one who came before you. I told her nothing. I do not know what you or Napth want, and I am beyond caring. I'll just kill you instead.'

Defeat Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)

Katil hits for a max ~10,000. At (random?) health spots, he may respawn at 100%. Just keep at it until he dies.

Webmaster Katil casts a spell before being struck down. The corpse left behind is an illusory decoy. Katil still lives.
You have slain Webmaster Katil!

Take water from the giants and drink it 0/1 (Dreadlands)

Task Window Says: You feel parched and a little sick. You need a drink. The large structure of the giants should hold what you seek. It can be found in the frozen wastes nearby.

The water from the giants is located at -470, 1940 (inside the giant fortress in the snowy area southwest of Karnor's Castle).

Find a cure for the poison and use it 0/1 (Dreadlands)

Task Window Says: You are poisoned, and feel gravely ill. The large structure of the giants should hold what you seek. It can be found in the frozen wastes nearby.

In the northwest building inside the giant fort, find a ground spawn and drink it.

Confront Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)

Task Window Says: Webmaster Katil, a drachnid, stands in your way again.

Katil spawns outside the giant fortress. Hail him.

You say, 'Hail, Webmaster Katil'

Webmaster Katil says 'So you managed to cure your poisoning. No matter. You won't manage this time. Napth will have to come himself eventually, and I will finish him then, too.'

Kill the spider 0/1 (Dreadlands)

"a spider" spawns a short distance away. Kill it.

Kill another spider 0/1 (Dreadlands)

Kill the next one. Note that these keep spawning, so you'll want to back away from the location.

Escape and return to Sam in the Plane of Knowledge 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Task Window Says: The spiders cannot be stopped. Flee, and return to Sam Napth in the Plane of Knowledge.

You say, 'Hail, Sam Napth'

The events certainly played out in a very unfortunate manner, as you've reported to Sam. However, you tend to think that there is something beyond simple bad luck at work in regards to what occurred.




Rewards

Experience (about 1 AA at Level 95) + one of:
---- Option #1: 135 platinum
---- Option #2: Severed Spider Legs
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Not sure if
# Mar 23 2014 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Sam Napth really understands the concept of solo task. o.O
Webmaster Katil
# Mar 15 2013 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
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After I drank the water from the giant fort I went outside and killed webmaster katil, dumbass I was never hailed him, so got no update. NP, just ran back inside fort, drank again, webmaster poped, I hailed then I killed the 2 spiders that poped. No need to kill webmaster btw.
My experience with this quest
# May 07 2012 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I noticed there were a couple possibilities on a couple of the spawn locations, so I thought I would post my experience with this quest:

Journey to the Dreadlands and find the dark elf mercenary 0/1 (Dreadlands)
-Zoned into Dreadlands, ran up to the NE corner area with the spiders and found the mercenary at (+1480, -5140, +46). I then hailed the mercenaries corpse and received the update.

Destroy the discovered spiders 0/3 (Dreadlands)
-Immediately after hailing the mercenaries' corpse, 3 'a spider' spawned very near (NWish of the corpse, about (+1515, -5100, +44)ish ) and jumped on me. My merc hopped in we finished them off(nothing spectacular, they were dark blue to me at 89). Upon Killing them, my quest updated.

Speak to Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)
-For me, he did not spawn right away, I hailed the mercenary's corpse again and then he popped very near where the 3 'a spider' 's had spawned. I then walked up to him and hailed him, received my update.

Defeat Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)
-I threw a hammer at his backside, he then rushed over and punched me in the eye for about 6300 damage. My merc jumped in and took the rest of the beating for me. Fight didn't seem much different than trash mobs from The Grounds. He conned yellow at 89, and it was not difficult to keep the merc healed (there was one occasion where it looked like the merc took alot of damage very quickly, but one cast of 13th salve and it was back to easy fighting). Upon his death, I received the update.

Take water from the giants and drink it 0/1 (Dreadlands)
-I ran out to the giant fort that is SW of Karnor's. Just inside the entrance to the fort on the right side there were 4 jugs on the ground near loc (-465, +1920, +310). I clicked on one to pick it up, and then placed it in my inventory and right-clicked it to drink it. This gave me the update.

Find a cure for the poison and use it 0/1 (Dreadlands)
-In the back right corner inside the fort (NW from the entrance), there is a stone structure. Just inside that structure on your left as you enter it, there were 4 vials on the ground near loc (-365, +2170, +312). I clicked on one to pick it up, and then right-clicked it from my inventory to drink it. I then received the update.

Confront Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)
-After drinking the "cure", I ran around the fort area for about 5 minutes, but I did not see Katil. So I then went back to the webbed area where the mercenary was, but he was not there either. I tried hailing the mercenary again, but nothing happened. I waited about 3 minutes there, and then decided to run back to the fort. When I arrived at the fort area again, he had spawned in the little area below the front of the fort near loc (-675, +1625, +265). When I hailed him, I got the update.

Kill the spider 0/1 (Dreadlands)
-As soon as I had hailed Katil, 'a spider' spawned directly beneath him and aggro'd on me. I backed up to my merc's position and then proceeded to kill the spider (Katil did not aggro, he depopped about 5 seconds after I had engaged the small spider). Upon 'a spider' 's death, I received the update and 2 more 'a spider' 's spawned right where I had their friend.

Kill another spider 0/1 (Dreadlands)
-As previously stated, 2 more spawned immediately so my merc and I whittled one down until it died, giving me the update. 2 more 'a spider' promptly spawned in its place. So my merc and I killed yet another, and then 2 more agained spawned in that spiders' place. At this point I had 4 'a spider' on me, so I decided that I did not wish to kill more spiders and gated away ;P.

Escape and return to Sam in the Plane of Knowledge 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)
-I made my way back to the Plane of Knowledge and hailed Sam, thus ending my quest. I received my AA's and my broken spider legs.




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No Webmaster Katil ?
# Apr 15 2012 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Confront Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands) (part after drinking the 2 drinks)

I am at this part and I have waited for about 15 minutes, ran back and forth between the fort and spiders and got nothing. Nothing happens when I hail the merc either. Any ideas? I am losing my mind!!!
Thanks to Gigtuoka
# Apr 06 2012 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Thank you Gigtuoka, your write up was perfect and saved me time.

Rembinu Feileacan
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Doing it now and think things have been changed...
# Mar 24 2012 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I had to hail the A Mercenary to make the spiders for step 2 spawn, of which only 3 spawned and when I had not killed them all fast enough the 3rd one despawned before I was able to engage, but it could have been because I left it unaggro'd to long. Also Webmaster Katil only popped at the mercenary upon killing the first of the spiders and then upon hailing the mercenary after that.
Doing it now and think things have been changed...
# Mar 26 2012 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Fixxed. Also, you can group to kill the mobs without all that repopping of Katil crap. Only person with the quest can spawn Katil upon hailing mercenary. Spiders spawn near the mercenary, not at the giant fort. Aggro spiders or they will despawn fairly fast.
spiders and webmaster
# Mar 23 2012 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
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rootable
don't summon

db to 93

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spiders
# Mar 23 2012 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Aye, the spiders are spawning right beside the fallen merc now.
fixed?
# Mar 22 2012 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
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seems like they fixed the first wave of spiders, they spawn right nearby the merc now.
fixed?
# Mar 23 2012 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Aye, the spiders are spawning right beside the fallen merc now.
Webmaster Katil
# Mar 18 2012 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
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This was an odd fight.... he seemed to barely fight back at all,.. and once he seemed to mem wipe and full heal...
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Step 2
# Mar 18 2012 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
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These spiders seem to instantly respawn once you kill them.... so pull one off to the side and kill three and flee on 4th one

They do try to flee at low HP... so a trick to try will be to range it as if flees and when it dies and respawns, maybe u will be far enuff away not to aggro the 4th one

Edited, Mar 18th 2012 12:02pm by GOMN
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Step 2
# Mar 18 2012 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
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(removed -- sorry for double post)

Edited, Mar 19th 2012 7:09pm by GOMN
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my update
# Mar 18 2012 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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Ok here is what i know form doing this quest. my input in BOLD.

Quest:
1) Journey to the Dreadlands and find the dark elf mercenary 0/1 (Dreadlands) NE CORNER OF ZONE - LAYING ON GROUND
2) Destroy the discovered spiders 0/3 (Dreadlands) FOUND AROUND GIANT FORT - SNOW AREA
3) Speak to Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands) NE CORNER OF ZONE NEAR THE NORMAL SPIDER WEBS
4) Defeat Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands) I HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THIS, I ATTACKED HE ATTACKED BOOM KILLED HIM
5) Take water from the giants and drink it 0/1 (Dreadlands) GROUND SPAWN JUST INSID ETHE GIANT FORT
6) Find a cure for the poison and use it 0/1 (Dreadlands) GROUND SPAWN INSIDE THE NW BUILDING INSIDE THE GIANT FORT
7) Confront Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands) TOOK A WHILE TO FIND HIM, HES NOT OUTSIDE THE GIANT FORT, I RAN BACK TO NE PART AND WANTED FOR HIM TO SPAWN THERE, HE DID AFTER ABOUT 5MINS, HAILED AND WENT ON
8) Kill the Spider 0/1 (Dreadlands) BACK TO GIANT FORT
9) Kill another spider 0/1 (Dreadlands) SAME AS ABOVE
10) Escape and return to Sam Napth 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge) DONE


THANK YOU
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# Mar 20 2012 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Gigtuoka wrote:
Ok here is what i know form doing this quest. my input in BOLD.

Quest:
8) Kill the Spider 0/1 (Dreadlands) BACK TO GIANT FORT
THANK YOU


A spider counts for step 8.

Edited, Mar 20th 2012 1:45pm by curdardh
spiders
# Mar 18 2012 at 8:33 AM Rating: Good
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what ever IDIOT posted that the spiders spawn nearby was wrong, they spawn across the zone around the giant fort (in the snow)
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spiders
# Mar 23 2012 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
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what ever IDIOT posted that the spiders spawn nearby was wrong, they spawn across the zone around the giant fort (in the snow)


For me they did pop nearby. I guess you hadn't thought that it might change for different people doing the quests, or that the spawn point might have been changed in a patch?
spiders
# Mar 18 2012 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow... such venom (get it? Venom?) :)
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Workaround to depop bug
# Mar 18 2012 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Until they fix the depop bug, one workaround is a bard chain charming Webmaster Katil over and over, breaking it and immediately recharming as another attacks. You may be able to do that solo but he kept resetting on me until I had someone else doing the dps. Charmed, Tiny Cloak of Darkest Night, over and over as he was beat down between charms. It was very annoying but it worked.
Finished this
# Mar 17 2012 at 10:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Just finished this, and as said before, it's a very poorly setup quest
1) Journey to the Dreadlands and find the dark elf mercenary 0/1 (Dreadlands)
The Dark Elf Mercenary is in NE corner of zone, just turn right when u come out of tunnel, he appears on track

2) Destroy the discovered spiders 0/3 (Dreadlands)
These spiders spawn nearby and keep spawning. I had to fade to get out of the loop

3) Speak to Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)
Back to NE corner
4) Defeat Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)
Very odd fight, at random % he will repop at 100% and will disappear from your target. I just kept at it, and after about 5/6 times he repopped non-aggro and just stood there while I wailed on his *** and finally killed him. Keep at it. Bring a healer as sometimes he hits for up to 10k

5) Take water from the giants and drink it 0/1 (Dreadlands)
Ground spawn just inside and right of Giant for entrance. Drink it.

6) Find a cure for the poison and use it 0/1 (Dreadlands)
NW building in Giant fort, ground spawn again. Drink it

7) Confront Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)
Katil now pops outside the Giant Fort. Speak to him, don't need to kill.

8) Kill the Spider 0/1 (Dreadlands)
This is one of the 'a spider' mobs that spawns a few feet from Katil, still outside giant fort

9) Kill Another Spider
Same same.

10 Escape and return to Sam in PoK
10) ???
quest solved
# Mar 17 2012 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Quest:
8) Kill the Spider 0/1 (Dreadlands)
9) Kill another spider 0/1 (Dreadlands)
10) Escape and return to Sam Napth 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Description:
8) Kill "a spider" in front of the giant fort at -726, 1485 in Dreadlands (SW of Karnor's Castle) - or at any other loc in zone. The spiders can be dragged around and do not wander back. Someone might have brought one to wherever you are in zone.
9) Kill another "a spider". Same as 8)
10) Hail Sam Napth in PoK

Result:
1 AA or 135 pp or Severed Spider Legs
Severed Spider Legs: 50 charges of Illusion: Drachnid

Overall impression: Heavily broken quest. Dialogs make no sense and give no idea what to do. Mobs either respawn instantly (bring something or someone to clear agro after kill/quest update) or jump between 2 locs (Webmaster Katil). But at least the quest is doable at all.

Side note: Webmaster Katil is so broken, it is a very nice training target for ranged weapons atm. If hit by ranged, Webmaster Katil does not agro but resets. Park behind it, shoot away and train that throwing or archery.
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# Mar 17 2012 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
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The cure is located in one of the grey buildings at the giant fort, 4 of them on the ground, similar to the Water jugs
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# Mar 17 2012 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Quest:
1) Journey to the Dreadlands and find the dark elf mercenary 0/1 (Dreadlands)
2) Destroy the discovered spiders 0/3 (Dreadlands)
3) Speak to Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)
4) Defeat Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)
5) Take water from the giants and drink it 0/1 (Dreadlands)
6) Find a cure for the poison and use it 0/1 (Dreadlands)
7) Confront Webmaster Katil 0/1 (Dreadlands)
8) Kill the Spider 0/1 (Dreadlands)
9) ???
10) ???

Description:
1) Hail "a mercenary" at 1480, -5146 in Dreadlands. NPC is marked on the compass.
2) Kill three "a spider" in front of the giant fort at -726, 1485 in Dreadlands (SW of Karnor's Castle). The mobs seem to be bugged. Instant repops. Very high hp but they do basically no damage at all. I had to smokebomb them after 3 to clear the agro.
3) Hail "Webmaster Katil" at -726, 1485 in Dreadlands.
4) Kill "Webmaster Katil". I killed it at -726, 1485 but it can be also found next to the mercenary" at 1480, -5146 in Dreadlands. The mob behaves weird, either it reposts nearly 10k or it turns away and waits to be killed.
5) Pick up a "Jug of Clean Water" at -457, 1921 in Dreadlands (inside Giants Fort, right to the entrance). Right click to drink it.
6) Pick up a "Herbal Antivenom" at -365, 2168 in Dreadlands (inside Giants Fort, NW building). Right click to drink it.
7) Hail "Webmaster Katil" at 1480, -5146 in Dreadlands.
8) No idea. I have killed "Webmaster Katil" again but that did not solve the step. Any input appreciated.
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Poison
# Mar 17 2012 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Got to the step to find the cure for the poison and use it, but it makes no sense. I was never poisoned to start with that I'm aware of. Anyways, after running around DL's for 2ish hours looking for ground spawns/killing random mobs/pulling what little hair I have left out..I tried killing the spiders around the giant fort. Oh btw when you kill "a spider" another pops in its place. Killed 25ish of these and never got anything poison related. I think this quest is big time bugged atm.
info so far
# Mar 17 2012 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
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its a 'solo' task. you can only get it when you have no one else in the group. not even a merc. but after you get it you can spawn a merc. first step is in dreadlands. its faster to go via FV than any other way. I got a mark on my compass to follow. its not far from the FV / DL zone line. When you hail the dark elf mercenary, 3 spiders spawn. They are snarable, rootable, they run at low health as per ususal rules ( no other mobs nearby) and summon. plus they hit for 3152 ( on me anyhow). after that is updated you have to defeat webmaster kati. it does not attack immediately. its still indifferent. you have time to set up. It was a strange fight. It summoned sometimes. was non aggro most of the time. hardly attacked me (when it did it hit for 9129 max). then on to the giants. As stated, just inside giant fort on the right at -469 x +1937.

Jounrney to the Dreadlands and fine the dark elf mercenary 0/1
Destroy the discovered spiders 0/3
Speak to Webmastyer Katil 0/1
Defeat Webmaster Katil 0/1
Take water from the giants and drink it 0/1
Find a cure for the poison and use it 0/1
???
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all i know so far
Next steps
# Mar 17 2012 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Note: DE mercenary is called "a mercenary" can be located using "find"


Destroy the Discovered Spiders 0/3
...located right by the DE mercenary called, "a spider"...there are only 2 of them...when they die, they instantly respawn...right on top of the corpse.which is a pain....hit for max of about 400..most around 110...they do run at low health when you are on your last one...



Speak to Webmaster Katil...can be tracked...I found him in the Giant Fort...

Defeat Webmaster Katil..the one at the Giant Fort did not fight back..despawned aroudn 40% (no task update)...respawned by "a mercenary"...didn't responned to hails..didn't really fight back really...but did riposte for a high of 9k this time...again respawned around 40%...tried a few times...same issues

ended task and started over...same issue (although he was in the right spot)

3rd time: I hailed standing RIGHT on top of webmaster.and stayed there
...still despawned and no update...petitioned
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Drink water from giants
# Mar 16 2012 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Water from the giants is located at -469, 1937 inside the giants fort.
Find a dark elf mercenary
# Mar 16 2012 at 10:24 AM Rating: Good
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A dark elf mercenary is located at 1491, -5149 by Webmaster Katil
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