Gribble #1: Into the Hills  

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Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:75
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Adventure
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 03:00:00
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Call of the Forsaken
Recommended:
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Oct 8 01:22:14 2013
Modified: Tue Aug 15 03:01:17 2017


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About Heroic Adventures

- Heroic adventures in Call of the Forsaken scale in level: As low as Level 75 and up to current maximum level.
- Scale is based on the highest level player present in the zone and affects difficulty, loot quality, and mob levels.
- There is some variation/randomization in the task steps you'll be assigned as you progress through the task.
- Time of completion will vary by your group's makeup (anywhere from 30-90+ minutes).
- Collection items appear as ground spawns midway through tasks (you'll see an emote indicating their appearance).
- Named mobs (or their PHs) spawn midway through tasks (usually, but always, at the same time collection items appear).
- These tasks have individual 3-hour lockout timers (timer gained upon completion).

Experience in Heroic Adventures

- Mobs in these instances grant some experience, but the bulk of experience is earned upon task completion.
- As of a patch in November 2014, less difficult tasks were tuned to reward less experience and more difficult ones were tuned to reward more.
- For an added experience bonus, check out Guard Hamarn's "Daily Tasks".



This is a heroic adventure (1-6 players) that begins with Gribble Grobblenobber (click for map) in the Dead Hills. He is located outside a tent in the dock camp just west of the zone-in point.

Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Level 75
- No tasks



TASK SUMMARY

- Say "investigate" to request the task and "when" to zone in.

Step #1:
- Wander the path, searching for the missing adventurers 0/1
--- This step updates as you move forward from the zone-in (be warned: undead ambush upon update)

Step #2:
- Defeat the undead attackers that ambushed you 0/7
--- Kill the eight mobs that spawned

Step #3:
- Kill the scavengers feasting on corpses 0/10
--- Kill the rat scavengers in the area
- Save the gnomes from their attackers 0/4
--- Kill the pirate mobs around the captive gnomes

- The task LOCKS at this point.

Step #4:
- Kill the hired guards along the bridge 0/12
--- Kill all the hired guards on the bridge
- Defeat the undead puslings roaming the bridge 0/12
--- Kill the undead mobs on the bridge
- Defeat the undead pirates roaming on the bridge 0/12
--- Kill the undead pirates on the bridge

- At this point in the task, collectibles spawn in the zone (ground spawns) and a named (or its PH) has a chance to spawn.

Step #5:
- Defeat the creatures of disease that linger near the wall 0/8
--- Kill the oozes on the other side of the bridge
- Defeat the creatures of disease that linger near the wall 0/8
--- Kill the malarians on the other side of the bridge
- Kill the plague-ridden mosquitoes 0/8
--- Kill the mosquitoes on the other side of the bridge

Step #6:
- Speak to Cogwitz Sprocknozzle 0/1
--- Hail update

Step #7:
- Speak to Gribble Grobblenobber to return to camp again 0/1
--- Hail update

- As soon as the objective for Step #7 is done, the task completes.



NAMED MOBS

"Bloodsucker" (or its PH "a large mosquito") has a chance to spawn after the fourth step is completed. Known loot from this named:

Level 100
Blood Drinker's Coating
Primal Force Ring
Sign of Fury

Level 95
Brilliant Sword of Songs
Crystal-Bladed Sword
Facade of Ryken
Julazir's Brazen Gavel
Spernal's Spiraled Sceptre
Stiletto of the Studious

Level 90
Bielaisk's Cape
Spellward's Saber

Level 85
???

Level 80
The Foul Wind







TASK IN DETAIL

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TRIGGERING THE TASK
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You say, 'Hail, Gribble Grobblenobber'

Gribble Grobblenobber gives you a stern warning, 'Stay away from the northwestern hills, stranger. Plenty of adventurers have gone missing after wandering those paths. Once you cross the [bridge] of bones, you never come back!'

You say, 'What bridge?'

Gribble Grobblenobber says 'I've never seen the bridge myself, but I hear it was built from the bones of ancient creatures that once lived in these hills. It's a shame, I bet the bridge is a sight to see, but you won't catch me near it. Not while people keep [disappearing].'

You say, 'Disappearing?'

Gribble Grobblenobber says 'We had a healthy expedition crew when we first arrived in these hills, but our numbers have been dwindling. At first, one or two gnomes would go missing on an excursion, so we started traveling in small groups. But then, whole groups would vanish! Eventually we stopped exploring the northwestern section of the hills altogether. I still curious about what happened to my friends, but I'm not curious enough to [investigate] alone and risk my life in the process!'

You say, 'I will investigate'

Gribble Grobblenobber looks you up and down, 'Well, I guess if a _____ is coming along, whatever is out there might snatch you instead of me! Just say [when] and I'll follow you into the northwestern hills.'

You have been assigned the task 'Into the Hills'.

Gribble Grobblenobber would like your help with discovering what lies within the northwestern hills.

You say, 'When!'

LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered The Dead Hills.

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STEP #1
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Wander the path, searching for the missing adventurers 0/1 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Follow the path while keeping an eye out for any clues that may lead you to the missing adventurers.

If You Get This Step: This step updates as you move forward from the zone-in. Be warned: undead mobs spawn at the update location. While they are not auto-aggro, they will ambush you if you are not invis'd vs. undead. These mobs hit for a max ~9,500, are stunnable/mezzable/rootable, and fairly easy one at a time.

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STEP #2
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Defeat the undead attackers that ambushed you 0/8 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: You've been ambushed! Defeat the undead before they kill you.

If You Get This Step: Kill the eight mobs that spawned. (No rush, all splittable and standard mobs.)

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STEP #3
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Kill the scavengers feasting on corpses 0/4 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill the rat scavengers in the area.

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Save the gnomes from their attackers 0/4 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Some adventurers are alive, but they're surrounded and can't escape! Kill their captors.

If You Get This Step: Kill the pirate mobs around the captive gnomes (mezzable; stunnable; hit for a max ~12,500).

a captive adventurer cries, 'Help me, please! Get these bloodthirsty pirates away from me!'
The freed adventurer thanks you with a quick smile before running away.

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STEP #4
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Kill the hired guards along the bridge 0/12 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Kill the hired guards on top of the enormous bone bridge.

If You Get This Step: Clear the bridge of hired guards.

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Defeat the undead puslings roaming the bridge 0/12 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Kill the undead puslings on top of the enormous bone bridge.

If You Get This Step: Clear the bridge of undead mobs. The undead puslings hit for a max ~12,000 (mezzable; stunnable).

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Defeat the undead pirates roaming on the bridge 0/12 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Clear the bridge of undead pirates.

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STEP #5
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Defeat the creatures of disease that linger near the wall 0/8 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Kill the piles of bile that ooze near the wall.

If You Get This Step: Kill the oozes on the other side of the bridge. These mobs hit for a max ~13,500 (mezzable; stunnable).

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Defeat the creatures of disease that linger near the wall 0/8 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Kill the malarian pests that buzz near the wall.

If You Get This Step: Kill the malarian pests on the other side of the bridge.

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Kill the plague-ridden mosquitoes 0/8 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Kill the malarian pests that buzz near the wall.

If You Get This Step: Kill the mosquitoes on the other side of the bridge.

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STEP #6
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Speak to Cogwitz Sprocknozzle 0/1 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Speak to the survivor hiding behind a rock.

If You Get This Step: This is a simple hail update.

You say, 'Hail, Cogwitz Sprocknozzle'

Cogwitz Sprocknozzle speaks in a panicked, shaky voice, 'Finally, a friendly face! I was certain that the creatures from beyond the wall would drag me away like the others. Ugly, foul-smelling creatures with teeth like razors! The thought of them makes me ill.' The frightened gnome chokes back tears before continuing, 'I've been hiding out here, unable to retreat with the bridge full of things wanting to kill me! Is it safe to go now?'

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STEP #7
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Speak to Gribble Grobblenobber to return to camp 0/1 (Dead Hills)
Hail update

Task Window Says: Speak with Gribble Grobblenobber at the start of the path to return to camp.

If You Get This Step: Another simple hail update, which completes the task.

You say, 'Hail, Gribble Grobblenobber'

Gribble Grobblenobber says 'Interesting discoveries, _____. Let's talk [back] at the camp where it's safe.'

You say, 'Send me back!'

LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered the Dead Hills.



TASK REWARDS

- a varying amount of platinum
- a varying amount of experience
- a varying number of Marks of Valor (currency used to buy group gear)
Rewards:
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Bloodsucker drop
# Aug 12 2017 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
We did Into the Hills today, the group was

90 Ranger with healer merc
90 Shaman with tank merc
87 Druid with damage caster merc

Took down Bloodsucker, he dropped Omander's Spiritfork

EDIT: Druid buddy reminded me he dropped Scimitar of Seasons when we drpped him the night before.

I don't see either of those items on this page or on Bloodsucker's page.
EDIT: Now I do.Smiley: wink

Edited, Aug 12th 2017 9:27pm by JourneymanFisherman

Edited, Aug 13th 2017 12:01am by JourneymanFisherman

Edited, Aug 18th 2017 7:16pm by JourneymanFisherman
Great place to level...
# Jan 31 2017 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
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So I have been doing these 3 missions casually since lv83. SK, Shaman, Ranger, caster dps mercs. Exp is like 6 of these to level roughly. Loot from the bosses seems to be randomly chosen stuff from the respective group vendors close to your level. I have gotten rings, earrings, weapons, shields, charms...just not primary armor pieces, or at least I have not gotten any yet. So at lv 83 I was getting lv 85 stuff to drop, at lv 87, lv 90 stuff dropped. Etc. Sometimes the bosses are there every mission, but I have ran these for a while now and sometimes you hit a bad stretch.

I habe been saving my marks for the lv 95 stuff. Originally I was going to buy lv 90 stuff but upon trying these missions at lv 92 now, I seem to be doing ok still woth mostly lv 85 1khp/1kmp stuff from HoT sprinkled with lv 90 stuff the bosses dropped fore here. Now at lv 92 i have to take out my second healer merc for the boss fights, but i figure if i can last out till lv 95 i can sport a whole set of 2khp/2kmp stuff from the lv 95 group vendor tjat will carry me to lv 100 when i will go to TBM.
Noticed that named are not dropping loot
# Oct 21 2016 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
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At least for my group, we have run 2 in a row, both had named, neither one dropped anything (at all) let alone some loot.

I've never seen that before
level 80
# May 15 2016 at 1:08 PM Rating: Default
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@ level 80 the rewards are.
48 AA's (100% to AA)
162 pp
70 Marks of Valor
level 80
# May 15 2016 at 1:08 PM Rating: Default
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@ level 80 the rewards are.
48 AA's (100% to AA)
162 pp
70 Marks of Valor
Spell Drop
# Jan 06 2015 at 3:32 PM Rating: Good
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I guess there's a loot update at some point. I got lv 100 necro Dark Leech rk 2 from Bloodsucker last night. I was grouped with a 102 necro and a 99 chanter. I was a 96 necro.
Level 75 on Test
# Nov 13 2014 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
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As of the 11/13/2014 test patch, all HAs are level 75
CURRENCY REWARD
# Sep 01 2014 at 8:54 AM Rating: Default
How many marks of valor do u get ?
xp
# Jul 02 2014 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
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At 95 and current AA count (7-8k AAs) this task gave 4% and 4 AAs at 50/50.
95 loot
# Jul 02 2014 at 5:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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Did this mission at 95 and Bloodsucker dropped http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=100442 Julazir's Brazen Gavel.
easy
# Jan 24 2014 at 2:42 AM Rating: Good
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This task was extremely easy. I only had one mob summon. I did not get a named spawn but undead didn't see ivu and I was able to root punt rot split everything but the one. For the one my pet tanked it very easily. I run a full group but didn't swap to other 2 characters except to move them along with me. 100 necro 100 pally 100 druid 3 cleric mercs so ymmv.

I did the Captain set from Dead Hills first and they were much much harder.
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level scale
# Nov 05 2013 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I am doing this mission as a level 95 group, the trash scales down (they are all DB-white to 95.) but the named if it spawns does not, i got bloodsucker to spawn and tried to kill it, i couldnt even pull it 5 feet away before the dot landed and took out 50% of my hp in 1 tick, so if your doing it as a lower lvl ignore the named, i was in full tier 1 rain of fear. i was at 78k hp and 7.5k ac as a shadowknight.

Edit: also in hopes it helps, for the ambush part hug the right wall and inch forward, should spawn the ghosts without getting agro on you, then back up and proceed to kill them one by one, also the 3rd step i got 'save the captive adventurers' or something along the line, i had to save 4 gnomes by killed all the pirates around, ended up being about 10 pirates. everything ive seen in this zone is snareable minus bloodsucker, nothing sees invis or ivu either, very relaxed and easy mission, i get about 3% exp and 80 marks of valor per mission and takes me about an hr to do. nice mission to grind out in for a lvl 95 :P

Edited, Nov 5th 2013 4:19pm by zatraisk
New Drop
# Oct 22 2013 at 10:02 PM Rating: Good
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Bloodsucker dropped a Bracer of Latent Ether last night.
My steps
# Oct 15 2013 at 5:24 AM Rating: Decent
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This quest log entry shows the steps I encountered when running this solo at level 100.

In text:
  • Wander the path, searching for the missing adventurers ...... 0/1
  • Defeat the undead attackers that ambushed you ...... 0/8
  • Kill the scavengers feasting on corpses ...... 0/10
  • Defeat the undead pirates roaming on the bridge ...... 0/12
  • Defeat the creatures of disease that linger near the wall ...... 0/8
  • Speak to Cogwitz Sprocknozzle ...... 0/1
  • Speak to Gribble Grobblenobber to return to camp ...... 0/1


What to do for each step:
  • Zone in
  • Kill 8x "a tortured soul"
  • Kill 10x "a filthy scavenger" / "a tsetsan scavenger"
  • Kill 12x "an undead pirate"
  • Kill 8x "a malarian pest" (a large mosquito did not count)
  • Hail Cogwitz
  • Hail Gribble



Not a very imaginative quest... lol
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Task Window
# Oct 12 2013 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Here are the Task Window Updates:

- Gribble Grobblenobber would like your help in discovering what lies within the northwestern hills.

(After step 2 reveals)
- You've been ambushed! Defeat the undead before they kill you.

(After step 3 reveals - we got "Save the gnomes" for step 3)
- Some adventurers are still alive, but they're surrounded and can't escape! Kill their captors.

(After step 4 reveals)
- Kill the hired guards on top of the enormous bone bridge

(After step 5 reveals - we got "defeat the creatures of disease that linger near the wall" for step 5)
- Kill the malarian pests that buzz near the wall

(After step 6 reveals)
- Speak to the survivor hidding (sic) behind a rock

(After step 7 reveals)
- Speak to Gribble Grobblenobber at the start of the path to return to camp.
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