Marla #1: A Helping Hand  

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Information:
Level:75
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
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
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Jan 21 21:50:44 2014
Modified: Mon Jan 12 12:10:23 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 Marla Gaslow (click for map image) in the Ethernere Tainted West Karana. She is located in the guard camp where the Guild Hall portal sends you (/loc -1000, 345, -315).

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



TASK SUMMARY

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

Step #1:
- Speak to Fredrick Gaslow just outside the burning village 0/1
--- Hail update.

Step #2:
- Use water to put out the fire that is blocking access to the farm 0/8
--- Kill water mephits and loot "Water Sphere", then right-click it on the farm fires.
- Use dirt to put out the fire that is blocking access to the farm 0/8
--- Kill mudsouls and mudspirits and loot "Clump of Dirt"; right-click item on farm fires.

Step #3:
- Rescue people from within the burning structures 0/5
--- Kill the fire mephits around the NPCs in the area.
- Rescue animals around the farmland 0/5
--- Kill the fire mephits around the horses in the area.
- Salvage the crops by extinguishing burning scarecrows 0/14
--- Kill update (scarecrow mobs).

Step #4:
- Return to Fredrick Gaslow 0/1
--- Hail update.

- 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:
- Recover food from bandits 0/6
--- Loot "Loaf of Bread" from bandits (50% drop rate).
- Recover supplies from bandits 0/6
--- Loot "Crate of Supplies" from bandits (50% drop rate).
- Recover clean water from bandits 0/6
--- Loot "Fresh Water" from bandits (50% drop rate).

Step #6:
- Return to Fredrick Gaslow 0/1
--- Hail update.

Step #7:
- Kill burning treants to prevent the fire from spreading 0/10
--- Kill update.
- Kill fire beetles to prevent the fire from spreading 0/10
--- Kill update.
- Kill scorched stumps to prevent the fire from spreading 0/10
--- Kill update.

Step #8:
- Speak with Fredrick Gaslow once again 0/1
--- Hail update.

- As soon as the objective for Step #8 is done, the task completes.



MAP





NAMED MOBS

"Harlow the Blackguard" (or its PH, "a sneaky bandit") has a chance to spawn after the fourth step is completed. Known loot from this named:

Level 100
Blood Red Cravat
Splinter of Potency
Striped Bandit's Cravat

Level 95
??

Level 90
Warlord's Shadowy Halberd

Level 85
??

You'll see this emote if the named appears:

You sense movement on the path between the village and the camp.

Harlow the Blackguard hits for a max ~21,500 (backstabs for significantly more damage); AE rampages; and mem blurs himself.



TASK IN DETAIL

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TRIGGERING THE TASK
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You say, 'Hail, Marla Gaslow'

Marla Gaslow remains silent and still for a moment, before blinking away the confusion. 'Please excuse my rudeness. I'm so used to being ignored that I forgot my manners.' The quaint farmer bows before you in introduction, 'My name's Marla. I come from a small farming and fishing village to the south, well, what's left of it. We've been hit real hard by recent [events].'

You say, 'What about those events?'

Marla Gaslow says 'Our land has suffered since that creature decided to make our plains her home. The nearby mountainside rises and falls on a whim, pouring lava into the streams and farmlands that once helped feed our families. It's a disaster! A disaster we can't survive much longer without some [assistance].'

You say, 'Assistance?'

Marla Gaslow says 'I've been to every tent and spoken with every guard. Most of them ignored me completely, while others acknowledged my presence long enough to assure me that there were more pressing matters than assisting a small village that no one's ever heard of.' The farmer sighs. 'We're desperate, _____. Someone needs to [help].'

You say, 'I'll help!'

Marla Gaslow takes your hand gently in hers with a warm smile, 'Thank you, _____. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'll show you the way to the village when you are [ready] to leave.'

You have been assigned the task 'A Helping Hand'.

Marla Gaslow comes from a small fishing and farming village to the south that is in peril due to the recent cataclysmic events. She has pleaded with you to find her husband and help save the village.

You say, 'Ready!'

Marla Gaslow says 'This way, _____.'

LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered Ethernere Tainted West Karana.

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STEP #1
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Speak to Fredrick Gaslow just outside the burning village 0/1 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: Marla's husband, Fredrick, should have more information about what's going on in the village.

If You Get This Step: Hail Fredrick Gaslow at the zone-in.

You say, 'Hail, Fredrick Gaslow'

Fredrick Gaslow sighs with relief at your arrival, 'You must have been sent by my wife. Thank goodness she found help. I was trying to evacuate people from the farm, but the fires kept spreading. Now there's a giant wall of flames between me and the village. You have to help put it out! We have people trapped inside their burning homes.

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STEP #2
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Use water to put out the fire that is blocking access to the farm 0/8 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill water mephits and loot "Water Sphere", then right-click it on the farm fires (repeat x8).

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Use dirt to put out the fire that is blocking access to the farm 0/8 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: Clumps of dirt can be found on the mudsouls and mudspirits in the stream to the southeast.

If You Get This Step: Kill mudsouls and mudspirits and loot "Clump of Dirt", then right-click it on the farm fires (repeat x8).

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STEP #3
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Rescue people from within the burning structures 0/5 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill the fire mephits around the NPCs in the area.

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Rescue animals around the farmland 0/5 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: Many horses are trapped near the burning homes, unable to escape while fire mephits linger nearby.

If You Get This Step: Kill the fire mephits around the horses in the area.

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Salvage the crops by extinguishing burning scarecrows 0/14 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: The crops that feed the village are at risk of being destroyed if flaming jacks continue to roam the fields.

If You Get This Step: Kill update (scarecrow mobs).

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STEP #4
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Return to Fredrick Gaslow 0/1 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: (nothing)

If You Get This Step: Hail Fredrick Gaslow.

Fredrick Gaslow cries for the loss of his village, 'It's painful to watch our homes go up in flames, but at least with your help not all was lost. I'll need to tend to those who are injured, but it's going to be tough without supplies. Our burning village made an easy target for bandits. While we were trying to get everyone to safety, those honorless thugs ransacked our homes and ran off to their camps in the east. How are we supposed to fight back? We're farmers and fishers.' Fredrick looks up at you with hope in his eyes, 'You, though, you could show those thugs a thing or two.'

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STEP #5
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Recover food from bandits 0/6 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: Bandits took advantage of the villagers' situation and robbed them blind while their homes burned. Fredrick has asked that you attack their camp to the northeast and recover supplies.

If You Get This Step: Loot "Loaf of Bread" x6 from bandits.

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Recover supplies from bandits 0/6 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: Bandits took advantage of the villagers' situation and robbed them blind while their homes burned. Fredrick has asked that you attack their camp to the northeast and recover supplies.

If You Get This Step: Loot "Crate of Supplies" x6 from bandits.

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Recover clean water from bandits 0/6 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: Bandits took advantage of the villagers' situation and robbed them blind while their homes burned. Fredrick has asked that you attack their camp to the northeast and recover supplies.

If You Get This Step: Loot "Fresh Water" x6 from bandits.

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STEP #6
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Return to Fredrick Gaslow 0/1 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: (nothing)

If You Get This Step: Hail Fredrick Gaslow (response depends on next step).

If next step involves treants or stumps:

Fredrick Gaslow thanks you as he takes the supplies. 'This should be enough to help those who are injured, but if we don't do something about the spreading fires, many more will suffer. The winds are blowing the flames west where some of the trees and bushes are already starting to burn. If you could clear the burning brush it would help prevent the fire from spreading.'

If next step involves fire beetles:

??

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STEP #7
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Kill burning treants to prevent the fire from spreading 0/10 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: To help prevent the fire from spreading Fredrick has asked you to clear the area to the west of burning treants.

If You Get This Step: Standard kill update.

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Kill fire beetles to prevent the fire from spreading 0/10 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Standard kill update.

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Kill scorched stumps to prevent the fire from spreading 0/10 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Standard kill update.

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STEP #8
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Speak with Fredrick Gaslow once again 0/1 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: (nothing)

If You Get This Step: Hail him to complete the task.

You say, 'Hail, Fredrick Gaslow'

Fredrick Gaslow gazes out to the west, 'It looks like the fires may finally be contained, but the village is already ash. Our families have nowhere to go. If we stay out here in the wilderness, many won't survive. I'm going to stay here and make sure everyone is accounted for. Would you return to my wife and let her know that we're safe? Thank you, _____. You've been a real life saver.'



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 Droop
# Jan 08 2016 at 5:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Group was

84 Necro
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82 BL
81 BL
2 healer Merc's
Harlow the Blackguard poped red to all of us and drooped...
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Class: WAR PAL SHD BRD
Race: ALL
Req Level: 85
AC:175 HP:1042 Mana:998 End:998

STR:28+8 STA:36+7 INT:24+5 WIS:28+5 AGI:27+6 DEX:25+4 CHA:32+3
SV: M:41 F:30 C:30 D:31 P:38
ATT: 28 HP R:5 MANA R:2 SS:1 ConbatEFF:6 Shld:2 DmgShld:4 DoTShld:2 DmgShldMit:1 Avo:5 Acc:10 StunR:2 StrikeThr:3 HealA:11 SpellD:12 Clair:22
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# Sep 06 2015 at 6:07 AM Rating: Good
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Mud mobs drop the mud most of the time, not all.

We had 6 horses on track and each is guarded by 3 mephits. You have to kill all 3 mephits before the horse escapes. So this step requires killing 15 mephits. I guess the extra horse is in case of *****-ups, like accidentailly killing a horse.

We got this from Step 7, NOT Step 5:

Quote:
Recover clean water from bandits 0/6 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: Bandits took advantage of the villagers' situation and robbed them blind while their homes burned. Fredrick has asked that you attack their camp to the northeast and recover supplies.

If You Get This Step: Loot "Fresh Water" x6 from bandits.


On this Double-XP weekend, with LotD running, our group of 105's earned 85 AA's for completion. Really. Smiley: drool


Edited, Sep 6th 2015 8:44am by Sippin
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Reward (non-daily HA)
# Dec 22 2014 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Full group (4 players, 2 mercs: 91,91,91,91,90,90)
Lvl 90 (100% reg): 36% exp, 116 marks
Lvl 91 (99% AA): 34AA (over 6k), 124 marks

no named, PH popped

edit: looks like the holiday bonus exp affected HAs as well.
Completed on 1/11/15 with a different group (3 players, 3 mercs: 88bst, 88cmerc, 89enc, 89cmerc, 90wiz, 90tmerc)
Lvl 88 (98%reg): 17%reg, 27%AA, 112 marks
Lvl 89 (98%reg): 17%reg, 31%AA, 116 marks
Lvl 90 (90%reg): 8% to complete lvl 90, 6% into lvl 91, 1.27AA, 116 marks

Named popped - was red to all, very long fight (I thought 8min but gamparse shows 1014sec). Dropped Warlord's Shadowy Halberd. Had to pet tank it as the tank merc died about 20sec into the fight and the wiz right behind it. No issues pet tanking with 3 healers (inc bst) and a well debuffed mob.

Edited, Jan 12th 2015 2:22pm by DENecro
The write up is wrong or there are two versions of this
# Aug 24 2014 at 8:20 PM Rating: Default
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No Mephits to kill in our task, it was a mudsouls to loot Clump of Dirts, to put out fires.
The write up is wrong or there are two versions of this
# Aug 24 2014 at 8:27 PM Rating: Default
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Woops someone had edited the writeup i just didnt read it right :)
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# Feb 07 2014 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Quest window hop this helps
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# Feb 02 2014 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Received 120 http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=113459 per quest at 92 with 2 mercs and a 91.
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# Jan 26 2014 at 5:02 PM Rating: Good
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For a group of 4 level 100 toons the payment was 186 marks.

Kayrsoc
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# Jan 22 2014 at 11:47 PM Rating: Good
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I see nothing to change in the existing write up. I did notice that there were a large number of surplus mephits, bandits and treants. It might be a good mission to do for a lesson burn as you are unlikely to run out.
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# Feb 07 2014 at 8:32 PM Rating: Good
We didn't have to kill any scarecrows, did you?

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