Akins #5 - Spooky!  

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Level:35
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
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Era:Serpents Spine
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Mon Oct 2 20:00:17 2006
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
This is the fifth task in a series of six. The tasks must be completed in order, and may be repeated after completion.

Upon completing the previous task:

Once again, Akins carefully examines the plant remnants you brought him, sniffing and evening chewing on them for a bit. Spitting out some pieces he explains that indeed, the treants are animated by the very same magic as were the shambling mounds but seem to contain much more of the same magic, as if they were closer to the source. He goes on to explain that it is not necromantic magic but something even darker, angrier. . . as if someone was exacting a deep seated thirst for [revenge].

You say, 'Revenge?'

Akins says 'It seems that the treants were normal trees that just happened to be closer to the center of the blast than the shrubs. I don't know who or what. . .or even more importantly why this occurred but I am sure with your help you and I can surely get to the [bottom] of this.'

You say, 'The bottom?'

Akins says 'Now that we've discovered that the source of the shambling mounds and treants aren't the spirits of the dead, we need to figure out just what may have caused this awfully strange occurrence. Head back to the Marsh and investigate even deeper. Look for anything that seems out of the ordinary. Surely if the magic that affected these plants is still powerful enough to animate them today, there will be some other sign of it elsewhere. Once you think you have discovered this location, begin to collect various samples of whatever you can.'

You have been assigned the task 'Spooky!'.

Head out to the marsh in Blightfire Moors and search for the source of the magic around loc 950.90, -1048.27, -86.00. (It is the big crater in the middle of the marsh you can't miss it.) Once you get the emote indicating you've found it, you can start killing the zombie giants. You'll need to kill 6 of them and loot a total of 4 Glowing Glass Shards. Once you have them, head back to Akins to do the hand-in.

You tell Akin's about the mysterious fire surrounded by a ring of black, charred glass which seems to captivate him. Then you hand over the various samples of items you recovered from around that area and he immediately turns his attention to them. After briefing fiddling with the samples, he goes on to explain that he believes the crater was the center of some sort of blast and that the shambling mounds and treants were merely caught in the blast that was meant for the giants.

You receive 12 platinum.
You gain experience!!

This opens the final task in the series, available from Akins.
Submitted by: Vatglut of Drinal
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lvl range?
# Oct 16 2018 at 10:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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26-30 range quest with four aggro 35-36 mobs in the middle of other red con mobs with an undead twists, which can see invis. oh oh an the fog...
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# Sep 18 2017 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
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This task, same as all of the others from Akins does not show up in a search on Allas, because they don't have "Akins #x" in the name. The correct name is "Spooky!" only.
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# Sep 21 2017 at 8:10 PM Rating: Excellent
BrandeX wrote:
This task, same as all of the others from Akins does not show up in a search on Allas, because they don't have "Akins #x" in the name. The correct name is "Spooky!" only.


So when you type Akins, does it not show you all the quests with Akins in the name in the search box?
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# Sep 18 2017 at 11:55 AM Rating: Good
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BrandeX wrote:
This task, same as all of the others from Akins does not show up in a search on Allas, because they don't have "Akins #x" in the name. The correct name is "Spooky!" only.

Many Zam quest lines are named that way since it allows for an ordered list of other quests in the same line :

Related Quests:
Akins #1 - Things Go Bump in the Night: Catacombs
Akins #2 - Bump in the Night: The Ogre's Spirit
Akins #3 - Dead Wood: The Shambling Mounds
Akins #4 - Dead Wood: Treant Wood Heart
Akins #6 - Everburning

Unfortunately, the autocompletion in the search tool doesn't seem to work well for these quests. Maybe this could be looked at by the devs.
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# Sep 19 2017 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes I forgot to mention it was for autocomplete searches. Maybe putting the "Akins" bit at the end would be sufficient.
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# Sep 17 2015 at 2:52 AM Rating: Decent
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You only have to kill 6 giants total, not 12.
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Where is the crater?
# Jun 14 2015 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
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So is it in the marshes whrre the green oozes are?
Where is the crater?
# Jun 15 2015 at 12:00 PM Rating: Good
Andrelwen wrote:
So is it in the marshes whrre the green oozes are?


Head out to the marsh in Blightfire Moors and search for the source of the magic around loc 950.90, -1048.27, -86.00. (It is the big crater in the middle of the marsh you can't miss it.)


type /loc
and compare your numbers with that the task says here


http://eq.magelo.com/npc/94453
see the Circle of walls with a north and south entrances is a circle inside that might be the crater?
Where is the crater?
# Jun 14 2015 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
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So is it in the marshes whrre the green oozes are?
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# May 25 2012 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Text should be changed from 10 kills to 5 kills, regarding the zombie giants.
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# Mar 31 2012 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Search for the source of the magic in the marsh - 0 / 1 - Blightfire Moors
Slay the giant zombies and search them for any samples of the magic - 0 / 5 - Blightfire Moors
Loot 4 Glowing Glass Shard - 0 / 4 - Blightfire Moors
Return the samples to Akins - 0 / 4 - Crescent Reach

Flying over the crater at the center of the marsh gave me the first update.
Not all zombies will be IN the crater, although some might. Climb out and start looking for any other Valdeholm style giants and slay 'em.
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can get below 35
# Oct 15 2008 at 11:21 AM Rating: Good
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got task at 30.
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# Dec 02 2006 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
I was able to get this on a level 26 character after completing the previous task.
Also drops the shard!!!
# Oct 13 2006 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
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just killed a "a blightfire never rest" and he dropped "Glowing Glass Shard". was omw to the skellies and he attacked ,was thinking that was what we needed to kill ... hehe

Edited, Oct 13th 2006 at 8:05pm PDT by Mongrol
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