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|From Tarl Punox in Plane of Health (HA is Partisan Task for Sul Vius: Demiplane of Life - zone in by zoning over to Sul Vius like other HAs)
*Note: task seems to vary in what it asks you to collect
You say, 'Hail, Tarl Punox'
Tarl Punox says 'Well, now isn't this a pretty place? So calm and annoyingly peaceful. Bothersome, isn't it? No matter, there is [business] to be found anywhere.'
Tarl Punox says 'Business here is pretty bad. These folks have no needs and no desires, it seems. But I know of others not so far away that can use the services of an adventurer like yourself. I know the people and can put the right ones in touch with each other. You might able to benefit from my information, if you are [interested].'
You say, 'interested'
Tarl Punox says 'There are a few places where [trinkets] and other [interesting things] can be found, and I know the people that would find such things valuable. I keep myself busy, and as long as there is profit to be made, I'll be there.'
You say, 'interesting things'
Tarl Punox says 'If you can find some things that some of my special customers have shown interest in, I would be suitably grateful. These should be found in Sul Vius, the Demiplane of Life.'
You have been assigned the task 'We Make Our Own Rewards'.
There are a few variations to this task so you will have different things you have to do.
(drops from a favored functionary and a functionary in the western section) Zone: Sul Vius: Demiplane of Life
(drops from a favored functionary, a functionary. and an honored guard in the north western section) Zone: Sul Vius: Demiplane of Life
(drops from an honored resident, an honored citizen, and a bokon at the bottom of the central pit) Zone: Sul Vius: Demiplane of Life
Loot a Bone Quill dropped by favored functionaries either around or in the big bureau building.
Task Locks here when you collect last of the collectibles.
Turn in all the pieces and a name spawns immediately and attacks: Exalted Guardian Relp.
Kill Exalted Guardian Relph or Guardian Elle, the Exalted.
In the chest was Minor Essence of Life, Greater Essence of Life, and Severed Hooplet.
For completing Partisan you get a Lesser Spirit of Life plus the standard 4 AAs, etc.
This is a Heroic Adventure which is all you need to do to merit the achievement Partisan of Sul Vius: Demiplane of Life. The requirements for various achievements are weirdly very very variable. Some require just ONE relatively easy mission; others have as many as 24! For example, Lesser Spirit Armor requires performing 4 missions SIX TIMES EACH. THIS is one of those missions. And you need to complete this to be able to get Heroic Adventures in the Crypt of Sul. I'm not even remotely close to this and before I tackle the mind-numbing task of doing these 4 missions 6 times each I'll need to read some good pitches as to why I will care about Crypt of Sul HA's.
For THIS mission, the steps are as follows:
Kill mobs in different parts of the instanced DemiPlane of Life to collect between 1 and 5 of 3 different items that the quest-giver wants to stock his shop, evidently. The drop rate is rather low, probably around 20%. The worst thing is the "drop zones" are rather imprecise. The game text mentions parts of the city which do not appear on the in-game map and the walk-thru on EQResource, which is about the best we have so far, is incomplete and not entirely accurate. Like the task step to acquire items of clothing from the NPCs in the theater. Well, I cleared the ENTIRE theater, audience AND stage and got only 2 of the 3 I needed. Fearing I was working on a bugged mission I moved "upstairs" in a building which did not really appear to be part of the theater. Killing there I acquired all 4 of the drops from a DIFFERENT step which ostensibly are supposed to fall in the SOUTHWEST section of the zone. (This upstairs area is distinctly NOT southwest.) Still needing one theater drop, I reasoned that since the theater is accessed from "the pit" (a name which appears nowhere on the map or the in-game mission guide, but is so described on EQResource) I would just slaughter any mobs in the pit---essentially anything below ground level---and sure enough on the 4th kill I got my last drop.
Once you get all the drops you have to return to the quest-giver (his instanced persona) and turn them all. Be forewarned, however, when you do so the named mob whose death is required by the last step spawns immediately. He spawns and attacks the quest-giver, both of whom are ON THE EVAC SPOT. So if you do what I did, send one toon to do the turn-in and then evac the rest of the group to move them there you will be in combat immediately upon touchdown.
|Submitted by: Sippin & Tarvas|
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