Rusted Black Boxes  

Quest Started By:Description:
Where:
Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Time:1/2 hour
Level:4
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Money
Faction Required:
Gem Choppers (Min: Indifferent)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Era:Original
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Jun 25 17:13:14 2000
Modified: Fri Aug 3 19:24:42 2018
Manik Compolten is at location 894.36, -465.73 in Ak'Anon.

You say, 'Hail, Manik Compolten'

Manik Compolten says 'Greetings, young one. I am Manik Compolten, High Watchman. Are you a [new warrior] or an [experienced fighter]?'

You say, 'I am an experienced fighter.'

Manik Compolten says 'Good. I require your talents to destroy rogue clockworks. After we sent the clockworks to destroy the Asylum of the Mad we found some of the clockworks went haywire and never returned. We must destroy them, not for the safety of the people, but to keep our technology from falling into the hands of any other nation. Go to the Steamfont Mountains and return their rogue blackboxes to me.'

rogue clockwork says 'Click... Whirr... Warning. Enemy... Attack. Destroy. Kill.'
rogue clockwork's corpse says 'This unit is terminally damaged... Tick... Broadcasting violation to other units.'
You have slain rogue clockwork!
--You have looted a Rusted Blackbox.--
Item Lore: Rogue Blackbox.

Hand Manik two Rusted Blackbox.

Manik Compolten says 'Only two blackboxes shall prove your worth to this hall.'
Manik Compolten says 'Excellent work! You were born to be a warrior. Here is a little bonus for the good job.'

Your faction standing with Gem Choppers has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Merchants of AkAnon has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with King AkAnon has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Clan Grikbar has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!!
You receive 6 silver from Manik Compolten.
You receive 1 gold from Manik Compolten.
Submitted by: rewrite by Sythik
Rewards:
  • 1 Gold, 6 Silver
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Faction Required: Indifferent
# Jul 31 2018 at 5:59 PM Rating: Good
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This quest can not be begun until you have at least indifferent faction.
I confirmed today that neither dubious nor apprehensive will work.

Edit:

And while I'm at it, the faction changes are:
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Merchants of AkAnon has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with King AkAnon has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Clan Grikbar has been adjusted by -1.

Cheers,
Ashwith

Edited, Jul 31st 2018 5:02pm by Ashwith
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# Jan 29 2014 at 12:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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335 posts
This quest actually starts with Jarah Reskan.

Jarah Reskan is at location 838, -465 in Ak'Anon.

You say, 'Hail, Jarah Reskan'

Jarah Reskan says 'Greetings, child. Welcome to Gemchopper Hall. I trust that you are a [warrior], or perhaps you are lost..?'

You say, 'I am a warrior'

Jarah Reskan says 'That is good news! We gnomes are not known for our love of battle so it is always good to bring new blood into our ranks. We shall prove our worth as warriors to all other races. For now, there is much to do in Ak'Anon. We need someone to take care of the [rogue] and [bandit] problems in the Steamfont Mountains.'

You say, 'I will take care of the rogue problem'

Jarah Reskan says 'We desire volunteers for the extermination of all rogue clockworks in the Steamfont Mountains. It appears they have gone haywire and refuse to return to service. When you destroy one, take its blackbox to [Manik Compolten].'

You say, 'Who is Manik Compolten?'

Jarah Reskan says 'Manik is a trainer within this guild. The clockworks are his responsibility. Speak with him - I am sure he is here somewhere.'

Manik Compolten is at location 894.36, -465.73 in Ak'Anon

You say, 'Hail, Manik Compolten'

Manik Compolten says 'Greetings, young one. I am Manik Compolten, High Watchman. Are you a [new warrior] or an [experienced fighter]?'

You say, 'I am an experienced fighter.'

Manik Compolten says 'Good. I require your talents to destroy rogue clockworks. After we sent the clockworks to destroy the Asylum of the Mad we found some of the clockworks went haywire and never returned. We must destroy them, not for the safety of the people, but to keep our technology from falling into the hands of any other nation. Go to the Steamfont Mountains and return their rogue blackboxes to me.'

rogue clockwork says 'Click... Whirr... Warning. Enemy... Attack. Destroy. Kill.'
rogue clockwork's corpse says 'This unit is terminally damaged... Tick... Broadcasting violation to other units.'
You have slain rogue clockwork!
--You have looted a Rusted Blackbox.--
Item Lore: Rogue Blackbox.

Hand Manik two Rusted Blackbox.

Manik Compolten says 'Only two blackboxes shall prove your worth to this hall.'
Manik Compolten says 'Excellent work! You were born to be a warrior. Here is a little bonus for the good job.'

Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Merchants of AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with King AkAnon could not possibly get any better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Clan Grikbar got worse.
You gain experience!!
You receive 6 silver from Manik Compolten.
You receive 1 gold from Manik Compolten.

Edited, Oct 22nd 2014 12:40pm by Sythik
Drop rate nerfed
# Oct 01 2003 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
Clan Grikbar (Steamfont kobolds) no longer gives any faction. Rusted black boxes now drop only rarely.
Faction
# Jan 23 2003 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
Faction is other than posted. It is as follows:
Your faction standing with Gem Choppers got better.
Your faction standing with Merchants of AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with King AkAnon got better.
Your faction standing with Dark Reflection got worse.
Your faction standing with Clan Grikbar got worse.
what's the loc
# Jul 29 2002 at 7:44 AM Rating: Default
i've been looking for him for a while now and cant find him
#Anonymous, Posted: May 17 2002 at 11:53 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) MUAHAHA
Does this always work?
# Sep 25 2001 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
I've done this quest at least a dozen times (I stopped counting after 6) with my Wood Elf Druid. Every time I get the faction changes and some gold, but Manik still /con's indifferent and refuses to give me any more quests. Does this quest actually work for Wood Elf Druids??


Ganamil
Despaired Druid of the 12th Season
RE: Doesnt work for evil gnomes
# Aug 04 2001 at 9:52 PM Rating: Default
Manik can be found in the warriors guild.
Worked at 22
# Jun 14 2001 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
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78 posts
22 Level Bard looking to raise faction decided to whack some clocksworks and start these Ak'Anon newbie quests. Got myself 5 rusty blackboxes to start and wandered over to warriors guild to find Manik Compolten, aka, Captain Compolten. I handed him 2 and he raised my factions, tossed me negligible experience and some silver. Would have been great if I was a newbie or lowbie. Tossed him 2 more and got the following message "Only 2 Blackboxes shall prove your worth to this hall". Got no money, no faction, no exp. Hey, cool. Only had to do it once. Had to camp. Will next hail him and others listed in the various Ak'Anon quests and see if I can get the rest of them. I'll let you know.

Candlelight
Seventh Hammer Server
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must be turned in in pairs
# May 27 2001 at 7:24 PM Rating: Default
he doesn't take just one.

Autumna - chanter 12, Druzzil Ro.
black box pieces?
# Mar 23 2001 at 5:26 AM Rating: Default
i have been killing rogue clockworks of late and i have been getting black box pieces and rusted black boxes both are no drop does it make a difference?
RE: black box pieces?
# Apr 20 2001 at 7:23 AM Rating: Default
Yes, completely different items. Pieces are for the "Red V" quest
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 28 2001 at 5:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
where is it ?
# Mar 07 2001 at 6:15 PM Rating: Default
where is the Gem choppers Hall i cant find it
can you tell me the number where is it to the cart of akanon eq atlas
RE: where is it ?
# Mar 09 2001 at 10:31 PM Rating: Default
That would be the warrior guild, #14 on EQ Atlas
Doesnt work for Evil Gnomes
# Oct 01 2000 at 10:40 PM Rating: Default
I tried giving him 2 and 4 boxes at a time, but each time he just says something like 'Thanks for the gift, i will see that it is recycled' I'm a magician that worshipps Bertoxx
RE: Doesnt work for Evil Gnomes
# Mar 09 2001 at 10:35 PM Rating: Default
That message is when you give items not related to his quests, make sure you have the correct thing (there are different "black box" items you can pick up)
RE: Doesnt work for Evil Gnomes
# Jan 23 2001 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
29 posts
I'm a 16th Gnome Necro and he accepts 2 boxes at a time from me just fine. I ignored how he conned to me and went ahead and gave them to him anyway. Gives you xp and some cash I think but most importantly for me is the faction improvements. To do some other Quests in Ak'anon I need a much better faction and the boxes are one of the only ways I've found so far to get them. Kill the large clockwork spiders by the mino cave and you're all set.
Hope that helps. Good Hunting! :)
RE: Doesnt work for Evil Gnomes
# Feb 24 2001 at 2:19 AM Rating: Default
Where can I find Manik. I search throughout Akanon and couldn't find him. Please help
Secondary Quest
# Aug 29 2000 at 4:18 PM Rating: Default
Manik Compoten, after enough pairs of rusty boxes, will give you the newbie gnome quest. It's the 27C Quest. This leads to the Red V or the Duster Quest. Red V will yield a fabulous short race only hammer, and Dusters give up a nice weight reducing 10 slot backpack. See the cheese at the end of the tunnel now??
Kowkid
# Aug 17 2000 at 5:34 PM Rating: Default
I tried giving him 4 boxes... he still does not offer me any more quests... how do I get the other dandy quests?
Done this 10 times!
# Aug 16 2000 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
I've completed this quest over and over again. I never get any-other-quests. Should I be asking something?
2 Rusted Black Boxes
# Jul 22 2000 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
Make sure you give at least two rusted black boxes to Manik, otherwise you'll just lose it and get nothing.
RE: 2 Rusted Black Boxes
# Aug 17 2000 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
I tried 4 boxes... still no other quests does he offer
RE: 2 Rusted Black Boxes
# Mar 09 2001 at 10:33 PM Rating: Default
Been a while since I did these, but I think you had to be at least amiable to get other quests
RE: 2 Rusted Black Boxes
# Apr 03 2001 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
its not that you wont get "nothing" if you only give him one box.. he will just say something like "this isnt enough to show your worth" or something.. just give him another box and you will get the faction XP and coin.. not a big problem but it may confuse people...
G'luck


Rhalows
8th Gnomish Warrior
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