|Quest Started By:||Description:|
|Talk to Vaifan Cogswin
Vaifan Cogswin may be found near Fezbin Fizzles at -35, +60, with whom you must have already completed the preflagging to accomplish this step of the quest.
You say, 'Hail, Vaifan Cogswin'
Vaifan Cogswin says 'Well, hello traveler. You here to help with the scout problem we've been having?'
You say, 'Yes.'
Vaifan Cogswin says 'Good to hear. I have been going out of my skull trying to tinker another one to find the first. Now that you are here, I can stop that and focus on compiling the information I already have. Let me tell you, being in charge of something like this is very taxing on the nerves. I remember being a young gnome and whenever I tinkered something it worked the first time. Ah, how good it felt to put the Cogswin family emblem on my wonderful creations. Nowadays it seems like everything I make has some intermittent flaw or defect. I might have to accept that I am getting old and a little slow, but I still have the wits to invent. I should stop rambling and get to the point. I am in charge of scouting the mountain areas known as [Tipt], [Vxed], and the [sewers] under the city. Which would you like to know about?'
You say, 'What sewers?'
Vaifan Cogswin says 'According to my records here, the sewers are a pretty vile area. Filled with some strange creatures, I hear. So, being the genius that I am, I came up with a plan to use a prototype clockwork scout I built when we were having problems exploring the catacombs in Mistmoore. He appeared to be working fine. I received constant detailed reports on the sewers and mountain areas until one day it stopped. For some time I tried to make contact with the clockwork, but nothing. I started working on a second one to retrieve the first when Falcin stumbled onto the boat. In his struggle to get back to us he had to make his escape through the sewers. While going through there, he found this. This is the reporting module used by the clockwork scout. It does not look like much now, but you should have seen it when Falcin gave it to me. I have repaired most of the damage in an attempt to access the information stored within, but there are four vital components missing. I need you to go to the four sewer areas and find a timing gear, a rusty spring, an oiled cog, and a processing gizmo. When you have them all, place them inside the gearbox and combine them. Once this has been done, the gearbox should give you a report. Return the report to me.'
You receive a Broken Clockwork Output Gearbox, a 4-slot container.
Repair the Gearbox
You now need to go through each of the four sewer zones and collect the parts mentioned. The Timing Gear drops in the Emanating Crematory off Cryxtetl, Diseased Larva, and Slime Devourer. The Oiled Cog drops in the Lair of Trapped Ones off Blistering Larva, Sludge-Eating Fly, and Rigara the Lost. The Rusty Spring drops in the Pool of Sludge off Distraught Slimesnipper, Festering Sewer Gnat, and Xthid the Undying. The Processing Gizmo drops in the Purifying Plant off Grimy Turepta, Kril V`Lak and Ukun Packleader. You will need to kill many mobs in the zone before the named mobs spawn.
Once you have all four parts, combine them in the Broken Clockwork Output Gearbox.
As you fit each piece into place the small device comes to life. Whirring and clicking, it begins to shake in your hand as a mangled piece of paper slides out of an opening on the front. Then, just as quickly as it started the device goes dead.
You have crafted a Repaired Clockwork Output Gearbox, as well as the Mangled Report you were looking for. Give the report to Vaifan for your reward. Hang on to the Gearbox, as it will be used in a later subquest.
Vaifan Cogswin says 'Grrr, I was afraid of this. Seems without the extra modules working together this one won't function completely. Nonetheless at least it is fixed now and with your assistance we should be able to reassemble the scout and place this module back inside. Take this. I found it in the gearbox when I first received it. Seems like it may have some affinity with the stone Fezbin gave to you. Let me know when you are ready to help out some more.'
Flag: You were successful in helping Vaifan complete her report of the sewer areas.
You receive A Muddy Gem Shard, which you may combine with the appropriate version of A Green Hued Gemstone (melee, hybrid, caster, priest) with Vaifan's Clockwork Gemcutter Tools in Vaifan's Experimental Sealer to craft A Muddy Green Gemstone.
|Submitted by: Fleven, KyrosKrane, numerous folks at The Safehouse|
|Send a Correction|