Gribble #2: Scouting Ahead  

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Where:
Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:75
Maximum Level:110
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 06:22:54 2013
Modified: Mon Sep 28 18:27:34 2015


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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
- Completed "Into the Hills" (heroic adventure)



TASK SUMMARY

- Say "ready" to request the task and "lead" to zone in.

Step #1:
- Kill the vegerogs lingering on the path 0/18
--- Kill updates
- Kill the unearthed monstrosities lingering on the path 0/18
--- Undead kill updates
- Kill the mosquitoes lingering on the path 0/18
--- Insect kill updates

Step #2:
- Beat Xulous scouts until they give you information 0/12
--- Kill updates
- Collect dusty artifacts from the xulous elders 0/7
--- Kill and loot xulous elders

- 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 #3:
- Loot a spellbook from a Xulous deathcaller 0/1
--- Kill deathcallers until you loot one of these items
- Loot Excavation Tools from undead excavators 0/1
--- Kill the excavators until you've looted the item
- Loot dynamite from zombie excavators 0/1
--- Kill zombie excavators until you've looted "Dynamite"

Step #4:
- Use whatever item you found to weaken the wall 0/1
--- This is a click update

Step #5:
- Speak to Gribble Grobblenobber to return to camp 0/1
--- Hail update

- As soon as the objective for Step #5 is done, the task completes.



NAMED MOBS

"Deathcaller Xylok" (or its PH, "a xulous elite") has a chance to spawn after the second step is completed. Known loot from this named:

Level 100
Blood Drinker's Coating
Ring of Stolen Graves
Signet of Blood

Level 95
Erilon Soldier Bow
Graven Grave-Glaive
Shorn Ut`len Tentacle

Level 90
Guardian's Jeweled Ring
Leaping Girdle of Speckles
Scimitar of Seasons
Steely Vestment of the Grand Manipulator
Very Unlucky Feral Hare's Foot
Warlord's Unholy Pendant

Level 85
Buckler of the Capricious Firebug
Deformed Mandible
Flame-Engulfed Band
Sergeant's Mining Pick

Level 80
Torrentus' Frozen Cinch







TASK IN DETAIL

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

Gribble Grobblenobber blinks in disbelief, 'So all the rumors are true! Adventurers are being kidnapped, and it seems that gnomes are common targets! Who would do such a thing, and why? Cogwitz is receiving medical treatment in the other tent. We should question him more when he recovers, but for now, I think we should see what's beyond the wall. Are you [ready]?'

You say, 'Ready!'

Gribble Grobblenobber says 'You [lead] the way, and I'll follow closely behind.'

You have been assigned the task 'Scouting Ahead'.

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

You say, 'OK, I'll lead...'

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

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STEP #1
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Kill the vegerogs lingering on the path 0/18 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Slaughter any and all vegerogs you find along the path.

If You Get This Step: Kill vegerogs until you've updated the task. These mobs each hit for a max ~15,000. They are rootable, snareable, mezzable, and stunnable.

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Kill the unearthed monstrosities lingering on the path 0/18 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Slaughter any and all unearthed monstrosities you find along the path.

If You Get This Step: Kill 18x "an unearthed monstrosity" (these are undead and summon).

They can randomly drop:

Sentio


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Kill the mosquitoes lingering on the path 0/18 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Slaughter any and all mosquitoes you find along the path.

If You Get This Step: Kill 18 mosquitoes ahead of the zone-in.

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STEP #2
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Beat Xulous scouts until they give you information 0/12 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: It may take a little brute force, but the xulous scouts will talk!

If You Get This Step: Kill xulous scouts until you've updated the task. These hit for a max ~9,500; are mezzable/stunnable/rootable; and do not summon.

a xulous scout says 'Once our behemoths have risen, all will fear our wrath as they once feared the dragons!'

a xulous scout says 'You will never breach our defenses! The wall stands tall, reinforced by mindless undead minions.'

a xulous scout says 'You're too late! The rituals have begun. With each sacrifice we learn more about how to raise our behemoths.'

a xulous scout says 'We will strengthen our camps and build upon what little we have, for one day our city will be reborn from these hills and ushered into the realm of Bertoxxulous!'

a xulous scout says 'Our behemoths will return to life through a ritual that is nearly complete and avenge my death!'

a xulous scout says 'We are few, but the blood of our creator runs through these veins. Our mighty race will thrive once again!'

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Collect dusty artifacts from the xulous elders 0/8 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Recover artifacts from xulous elders to learn more about their race.

If You Get This Step: Kill xulous elders until you've collected 8x "Dusty Xulous Artifact".

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STEP #3
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Loot a spellbook from a Xulous deathcaller 0/1 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: A spellbook might contain a spell strong enough to weaken the wall leading to the xulous camp.

If You Get This Step: Kill deathcallers until you're able to loot a spellbook from one of their corpses.

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Loot Excavation Tools from undead excavators 0/1 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Excavation tools should allow you to chip away at the wall leading into the xulous camp.

If You Get This Step: Kill "an undead excavator" mobs until you've looted tools from a corpse. These mobs hit for a max ~12,000 and are mezzable/stunnable/rootable.

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Loot dynamite from zombie excavators 0/1 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: A stick of dynamite should be enough to weaken the wall leading to the xulous camp.

If You Get This Step: Kill "a zombie excavator" mobs until you've looted "Dynamite" from a corpse. These mobs hit for a max ~12,000 and are mezzable/stunnable/rootable.

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STEP #4
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Use whatever item you found to weaken the wall 0/1 (Dead Hills)

Task Window Says: Right-click the item you acquired to weaken the wall leading to the xulous camp.

If You Get This Step: Walk over to the wall and right-click the item from the previous step:

The wall leading to the xulous camp begins to crack as you chip away at its exterior.

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STEP #5
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Speak to Gribble Grobblenobber to return to camp 0/1 (Dead Hills)

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

If You Get This Step: Hail update for task completion.

You say, 'Hail, Gribble Grobblenobber'

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



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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Named Difficulty
# Nov 11 2018 at 11:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Took a few tries but I was eventually able to kill the named as a 101 / 4400 Wiz + J5 Tank and a boxed 97 / 200 Bard + A5 Cleric. The Wizard is in a mix of RoF group gear, ~75K mana, so definitely a bit undergeared.

The Bard was able to slow the named, which made all the difference. I went through a full bar of mana plus two harvests, and just killed the named before the cleric merc ran OOM. Dropped the Rogue ring and a spell.
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Dropped 12/13/16
# Dec 13 2016 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Level 85 instance Dropped "Jeweled Guard of the Bloodsiren"
Dropped 12/13/16
# Dec 14 2016 at 6:48 AM Rating: Excellent
ReznirKosman wrote:
Level 85 instance Dropped "Jeweled Guard of the Bloodsiren"


Thanks, added as a quest reward.
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Dropped 12/13/16
# Dec 14 2016 at 8:41 PM Rating: Decent
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I am sorry I wasn't clear with my previous post. That item was a drop off of Deathcaller Xylok, not a quest reward. 100% my fault for not being clear.
Dropped 12/13/16
# Dec 15 2016 at 4:11 AM Rating: Excellent
ReznirKosman wrote:
I am sorry I wasn't clear with my previous post. That item was a drop off of Deathcaller Xylok, not a quest reward. 100% my fault for not being clear.


No problem. Added it as a drop from Deathcaller Xylok.
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Loot
# Apr 07 2016 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
Deathcaller Xylok dropped Stiletto of the Studios today
Loot
# Apr 05 2016 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
Deathcaller Xylok level 95 dropped http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=100489 today
33 AA's at 105 with XP Pot
# Sep 01 2015 at 2:24 PM Rating: Good
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Group of 105's earned 33 AA's for completion of this task, with a 100% XP Pot running.
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new drop
# Aug 21 2014 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Easy
# Feb 16 2014 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
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This HA has to be the easiest so far of any I have ever done.

It's basically tasking my group with slaughtering of 35 or so mobs and done... Good exp?+ tokens + quick run + a linear path of maybe 100 yards to fight down, might consider farming this HA if I am ever needing to farm.
lvl
# Jan 08 2014 at 9:13 PM Rating: Default
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I was able to do this with my lvl 94 Shammy, but he did not get the 5 AA reward at the end, I don't even think he got the xp, but if you need other toons to help you out, 95 is not the zone in requirement, just to request task.
lock
# Nov 15 2013 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
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task locks at completion of step 1
Task Lock
# Nov 03 2013 at 3:23 PM Rating: Good
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Task was locked by the time we got to 11/12 of step 2.
Step 1
# Nov 01 2013 at 9:15 PM Rating: Good
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Quote:
Kill the unearthed monstrosities lingering on the path 0/16
--- Undead kill updates


My window says 0/18. These are bone golems.
Ste[ 3
# Oct 31 2013 at 4:35 PM Rating: Good
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Loot dynamite from zombie extractors 0/1

A stick of dynamite should be enough to weaken the wall leading to the xuluos camp.
Step 1
# Oct 31 2013 at 3:54 PM Rating: Good
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Kill the mosquitoes lingering on the path 0/18

Slaughter any and all mosquitoes you find along the path.
Update
# Oct 25 2013 at 8:42 PM Rating: Good
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Upon finishing Step 3 (Loot excavation tools from undead excavators) the chance for named (unknown) spawn or 3x PH of "an undead excavator" in the undead area.
Step 2
# Oct 24 2013 at 4:36 PM Rating: Good
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Collect dusty artifacts from the xulous elders 0/8

Recover artifacts from xulous elders to learn more about their race.

The drop seems to be pretty common.
My steps
# Oct 15 2013 at 5:34 AM Rating: Decent
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/3adh8b8sjzwcb39/ScoutingAheadHeroicSteps.png
This quest log entry shows the steps I encountered when running this solo at level 100.

In text:
  • Kill the unearthed monstrosities lingering on the path ...... 0/16
  • Beat Xulous scouts until they give you information ...... 0/10
  • Loot a spellbook from a Xulous deathcaller ...... 0/1
  • Use whatever item you found to weaken the wall ...... 0/1
  • Speak to Gribble Grobblenobber to return to camp ...... 0/1


What to do for each step:
  • Kill 16x "An unearthed monstrosity" (these are undead and summoned)
  • Kill 10x "a xulous scout" (these did not summon)
  • Loot "Xulous spellbook" from "a xulous deathcaller" (I got mine on the 5th kill or so)
  • Walk over to the wall (there was a xulous elite standing there, but he wasn't SI so I just walked past him) and right-click the spellbook
  • Hail Gribble


No surprises here, all were snareable / rootable

Edited, Oct 15th 2013 6:49am by Krosar
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Step 3 option
# Oct 12 2013 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Step 3 could also be:
-- Loot Excavation Tools from undead excavators 0/1
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