Devan #5: Minohten are a Menace!  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Serpents Spine
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu Aug 2 19:26:42 2007
Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023
This is the final task in a series of five. You must have completed all four previous tasks leading up to this one, the previous of which was 'Nymphs are a Menace!'.

Warning: Complete Costica's line of quests before doing this one because you will not be able to obtain them after.

It begins with Devan.

You say, 'Again!'

You have been assigned the task 'Minohten are a Menace!'.

Kill 4 minohten scout 0/4 (Goru`kar Mesa)

Kill 4 "a minohten scout".

Speak with Devan 0/1 (Goru`kar Mesa)

Upon hailing Devan, you take a -2000 faction hit to "Tuffien" and "Tuffien "Leadership" and get transported to a cage in the middle of the Tuffien camp.

Find a way to free yourself from the cage 0/1 (Goru`kar Mesa)

Eventually, a Minohten scout will come to free you, updating the step (note that gating or dying don't update the step).

Flee west from the Tuffein camp 0/1 (Goru`kar Mesa)

This is somewhere north of Devan, which was directly west of the center of the camp.

Flee to Scout Madu to be certain you have escaped 0/1 (Goru`kar Mesa)

Speak to Scout Madu 0/1 (Goru`kar Mesa)

You say, 'Hail, Scout Madu'

You have escaped.

Your faction standing with Minohten got better.
Your faction standing with Tuffein got worse.
Your faction standing with Tuffein Leadership got worse.
Your faction standing with Nymphs of the Windwillow got better.
You gain experience!!

Scout Madu says 'My, that is horrible. I will have to report this to the Circle of Crystalwing. Why don't
you take this as compensation for your help and for the betrayal you experienced _____.'

Upon hailing Scout Madu, you get your reward options, which are:

Crystalwing Plate Vambraces
Crystalwing Chain Bracelet
Crystalwing Leather Vambraces
Crystalwing Silk Bracelet

The faction hit is pretty significant (indifferent to Devan to very far KoS, ie scowling).
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Getting Costica's Quests
# Apr 03 2020 at 11:59 AM Rating: Excellent
41 posts
As I noted on Costica's page:

If you, like me, completed Devan's quest without realizing it would trash your Tuffein faction and did not complete Costica's quests there is another way to get them without grinding faction back up.

I can confirm that Puppet Strings will work to charm Costica, and while you have him charmed you can receive his quests and turn them in. That being said you'll have to be creative about not getting aggro from his friends before clicking the strings(or using a normal charm if capable). Not to mention getting the Puppet Strings may prove difficult depending on your server.

I haven't tested this but I wouldn't be too surprised if you could drag an Enchanter or Bard along that can charm him (he's level 43 when I /con him, not 50 as above) then hail him to receive the quests. Or, hopefully you get his quests out of the way before Devan's and can avoid this whole mess in the first place...
# Jan 05 2019 at 11:35 AM Rating: Excellent
186 posts
If you are a pet class, drop your pet before you talk to Devan. If not, you will be teleported to the cage but your pet will stay behind. This will result in 1 of 2 things:

1) Your pet kills Devan, a quest mob. Not cool.

2) Devan kills you pet then comes and kills you. Sometimes he brings a train with him.

In fact, it's probably a good idea to drop group before you do this quest to prevent other screwups in this very buggy quest. The others can't talk to him anyway while you are in the cage.
faction hit
# Feb 02 2015 at 2:40 PM Rating: Good
157 posts
you get a -2000 faction hit to Tuffein and Tuffien Leadership when you are ported into the cage
Crystalwing Plate Vambraces
# Mar 09 2014 at 11:30 AM Rating: Excellent
2,689 posts
Crystalwing Plate Vambraces

Finally in the db.

Yther Ore.
Hmmm, outdated or incorrect
# Mar 20 2013 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
When I completed the four kills and returned to Devan, he proceeded to tell me that he has tricked me. I am teleported to the middle of the Tuffein camp in a cage (with my mercenary in the cage as well) blinded. The blindness wears off in 15 seconds, and then a Mihoten scout arrives and dismisses the cage and I am free to run to the east to get out of aggro range and make my way back to Scout Madu.
Find a way to free yourself from the cage
# Sep 09 2012 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Do not use Succor or Egress etc., as I did and did not receive the update.
Now I'm KOS to Devan and cannot get task again. I'm now trying to adjust faction again but it is tough going. Devan must really hate me! :-)
# Aug 15 2012 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
67 posts
Find a way to free yourself from the cage - 0/1 - Goru`kar Mesa
Costica will eventually summon you, but having an ability to shadowstep or succor will prob be a safer way to go, as it can take a while for Costica to summon.

No idea why anyone ever thought this was a good idea. As a druid, I Succor'd out of the cage to find that this DOES NOT update the quest. No idea where the cage was and ended up getting aggro and killing Costica. So a big WTF to that suggestion.
Ended up having to drop quest and restart. Hope I can finish it now that I'm "Scowl" with Devan.

was able to do this again to find out Costica has nothing to do with this part of the quest. A Minohten scout comes by and frees you from the cage like 30 seconds later...

Edited, Aug 15th 2012 4:52pm by NuubKing
# Aug 15 2012 at 4:27 PM Rating: Good
2,689 posts
I wasn't sure if it would work or not, and why the probably, but I did the quest on a level 70 or 75 toon, and it took him along time to summon me, so I thought a level appropriate toon (30-40ish) would possibly die before getting summoned (this back when TSS was newish, and no such thing as defiant gear). Now that someone tried it, and posted about it, it for sure doesn't work.

It's not a very good (as in worthwhile) quest line, as it ruins faction with the quest givers, offers very low level reward compared to the zone and mobs that need to be killed.

Yther Ore.
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