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|This group mission is the fifth in a series of five. It follows the group task 'The Departed' and begins with Maria Starforge in the Loping Plains Fang Breakers camp near the zone-in from the Steamfont Mountains.
At the end of the previous task:
As you recount the events inside the temple Maria's eyes gleam with hope. What!? The temple still stands and remains consecrated ground of Tunare? Falstaff must be a powerful paladin indeed to have held back the power of the curse for so long. We must help him in whatever way we can. I will dispatch a messenger to Felwithe immediately to inform them. We must learn more of these crystals that Falstaff mentioned. Perhaps the slaves in the [mines] have some first hand knowledge of these crystals.
You say, 'What about the mines?'
Maria Starforge says 'It seems that the orcs are pulling something from the ancient mines that's very important. We haven't been able to figure out exactly what it is yet. Which is where you come in. We need you to explore the mines and free some of the slaves there. Some of them must know something about what the orcs are mining. I'm counting on you _____.'
You say, 'Hail, Maria Starforge'
Maria Starforge says 'You have been a great help _____. The spirits of Kor`therin owe you much. Larquin has told me he has several important assignments for you when you're ready.'
You have been assigned the task 'The Dark Crystals'.
Maria Starforge has asked you to explore the mines and find out what the orcs are digging up.
Enter Bloodmoon Keep 0/1 (Loping Plains)
Loot 5 Bloodmoon Shackle Keys 0/5 (Bloodmoon Keep)
These drop from Bloodmoon slavers and jailors.
Free 5 Miners 0/5 (Bloodmoon Keep)
Give one of the keys to any of the gnome miners (will not work with a dwarf miner).
a gnome miner says 'Get out while you still can you fool! Run!'
a gnome miner grabs you in a heartfelt embrace and then sprints for the mine's exit.
a gnome miner says 'Freedom!!!'
a gnome miner says 'Oh thank you! You've saved me from these horrible wereorcs. They're making us mine day and night! At first it was for ore to make weapons and armor, but lately they've been more interested in these crystals. I have no idea why.'
a gnome miner says 'Yes they just tell us to mine the crystals. They don't seem interested in any of the other ores we've seen. I snuck a few of them from the last load I delivered. Take them, maybe you can make some sense of what they're doing with them. You look like you might be just crazy enough to stir up this hornet's nest. The orcs keep a cache of explosives in one of the caverns nearby. If you can destroy it it will slow down the mining considerably.'
Receive a "Bloodmoon Crystal Sample".
Loot 1 Bloodmoon Torch 0/1 (Bloodmoon Keep)
This drops from "a Bloodmoon engineer", who spawns in the west room when the last key is handed in.
Light the explosives 0/1 (Bloodmoon Keep)
The explosives cache is a collection of barrels close to where the enginer was standing. Light it by right-clicking the torch. Trying to fight or /open the cache will cause it to explode, likely killing you.
Destroy the explosives cache 0/1 (Bloodmoon Keep)
Task Window Says: Prevent the orcs from defusing the explosives!
The fuse begins to burn ------------------x
The fuse burns shorter ---------------x
The fuse burns shorter -----------x
You'll get two adds each time an emote goes off (about every 45-60 seconds for a total of six emotes). Fight off incoming adds while the explosives slowly burn down.
NOTE: When the explosive goes off, it sets off an AE in the room, so you'll probably want to be outside the room when it happens. You'll see this emote as it occurs:
The caverns are rocked by a massive explosion!
Deliver 1 Bloodmoon Crystal Samples to Maria Starforge 0/1 (Bloodmoon Keep)
Task Window Says: Return the crystals and the news of the chaos you've caused to Maria Starforge.
Maria chuckles as you recount the destruction of the orcish supplies. "Well done. That will certainly slow down their mining operation inside the keep. Unfortunately we have another problem. The orcs have planned something [terrible] tonight, and they must be stopped!"
This is the lead-in to the "Fanged Moon" raid.
Faction with Fang Breakers
Grubby Were-Orc Claw
LORE ITEM NO TRADE QUEST ITEM
WT: 1.0 Size: SMALL
Possible Random drops:
Raknos' Lost Fang
Once you have completed this series of tasks, you will be able to request the first 54-player Bloodmoon raid, "The Fanged Moon".
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