Disable the Recycler  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
    Related Creatures:
    Era:Secrets of Faydwer
    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
    Appropriate Classes:
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    Entered: Wed Jan 2 01:32:31 2008
    Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022
    This task begins with Gurtrude the Spymaster who can be found at the Ak'Anon Strike Force camp near the zone-in of Fortress Mechanotus.

    You say, 'Hail, Gurtrude the Spymaster'

    Gurtrude the Spymaster says 'Shhh. . . A good spy knows to keep her voice low and quiet. Now, have you come here to assist me with my [work], or to [try to join] my gaggle of spies?'

    You say, 'Work?'

    Gurtrude the Spymaster says 'Well, it is my task to lead a fine group of spies. I can't tell you anything about them, but it is our duty to infiltrate the enemy's structures, disrupt their war effort and steal what secrets we can. Now, I readily admit that none of us on this detail were much for spying before the crash, but when it became obvious that we would not win this battle by strength of arms, I convinced many of the crew to work together as spies. They are even now infiltrating Meldrath's infrastructure. Though, we are spread a bit thin, and there is no support from the ground for our efforts. Perhaps you might be willing to do a few simple [tasks] for me?'

    You say, 'I'm willing to do some tasks'

    Gurtrude the Spymaster says 'Good! Obviously I'm risking the lives of my people by trusting you, but I have no choice. I won't be sending you to speak with our most important spies, however, since I really don't know you very well. Will you be handling this [alone] or with trusted [friends]?'

    You say, 'Alone'

    Gurtrude the Spymaster says 'Well, even these tasks are dangerous so be very careful, for our sake as well as yours.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Disable the Recycler'.

    Gurtrude has asked you to take Meldrath's recycling device out of commission. She figures that if they have less metals to work with there will be fewer enemies constructed every day. She told you that the device is located to the north of the mansion.

    Search for a way to destroy Meldrath's recyler 0/1 (Fortress Mechanotus)

    Go to the northwest part of Fortress Mechanotus (the recycling area). In the west part of the area, there is a ladder that leads up to a platform with a large crane on it. Go up the ladder and to the center of the platform.

    Three mobs called "a steamwork skitter" spawn (stunnable, mezzable, hit for a max ~1,450).

    a steamwork skitterer says 'Alert! Alert! Foreign creature. Alert!'

    a steamwork skitterer has been slain by _____!
    a steamwork skitterer's corpse says 'Boiizzziiittt blart!'

    After you kill the last of the three, 3x "a steamwork shockreaver" spawn (stunnable, mezzable, hit for a max ~1,550).

    a steamwork shock reaver swivels towards you and prepares to attack.

    a steamwork shock reaver has been slain by _____!
    a steamwork shock reaver's corpse grinds to a stop.

    After you kill the last of those three, the Waste Management Director spawns (immune to stun, immune to mez, hits for a max ~2,400). Kill him to get the task update.

    Waste Management Director says 'Alert! Alert! Foreign creature. Alert!'

    Waste Management Director has been slain by _____!
    Waste Management Director's corpse says 'Boiizzziiittt blart!'

    Speak with Gertrude the Spymaster 0/1 (Fortress Mechanotus)

    Task Window Says: Well, you tried to find a way to destroy the recycler and all you've found is enemies to fight. You may as well go tell Gurtrude that what she has asked you to do isn't possible.

    You say, 'Hail, Gurtrude the Spymaster'

    Well, you tried, and Gurtrude appreciates the effort.

    Your faction standing with Ak'Anon Strike Force V got better.

    Faction with Ak'Anon Strike Force V
    • Experience, Faction
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    Recycle Location
    # Jun 21 2020 at 4:19 PM Rating: Good
    I just completed this quest and want to make things a little easier for anyone coming back who has never been to this zone.

    To get to the "Recycle Area", go up all the elevators then to the left. Follow that around till you run into another set of elevators. Take those down. You are now in the Recycle Area. To your left you will see the platform with a ladder. Go up the ladder. Kill the 3 Skitters, then 3 Reavers, then the WMD. Task will update on WMD's death.

    Hope this helps. I spent 30min trying to find the correct location not thinking that you had to go back down some lifts.
    Wooly Fungus
    # Apr 30 2020 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
    1 post
    Wooly Funger is listed as a related quest item, but its not involved at all.
    Could this be broken
    # Oct 28 2018 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
    6 posts
    I just tried to do it and nothing spawned when I went up the ladder and waited...can someone give insight. I am trying to complete my Hero's Journey.
    Oculus Series
    # May 13 2008 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
    2,543 posts

    This is one of quite a few related tasks that ultimately allow you to attain the Model XLII Spatial Temporal Oculus.

    The tasks required are:

    I Can Fly
    Construction Junction, What's Your Function?
    Darwin's Award
    Farm Clean Up (any one of the three offered, you do not need all three)
    Forgetful Nanzie
    Mechamatic Spelunking
    The Steamwork You're Looking For
    Getting that Stabilizer
    Creepfeet Theivery
    Endless Enemies
    Disable the Recycler
    Hunt A Spy
    ***** Loose
    Switching Gears
    Disrupt the Workshop
    Supplies for Spies
    A Slave to Grind
    Destroying the Competition
    Power Station Blueprints
    Alloy Sampling
    Stopping Production
    Breaking Things Down

    Reward Effected by "Hunt a Spy"
    # Feb 08 2008 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
    73 posts
    I got "Hunt a Spy" and This task together. Neither initially offered a reward. After i finished "Hunt a Spy" a reward was added to my "Disable the Recycler" task and it was called "Azia clockwise capping rotator". I confirmed that one is not a flag for the other exacly since getting the tasks again revealed that again neither had a reward.

    I guess i will get them both again and see if i can get the reward on the other one by doing them in reverse order? who knows.
    Seems to have lockout
    # Jan 26 2008 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
    204 posts
    Tried this with a group short after another group was here. It seems this task has a lockout > 40 minutes.

    Any confirmation or exact lockout timer?

    HSishi Shortfinger
    Proud Rogue
    Member of <Age of Unity>
    Antonius Bayle
    Seems to have lockout
    # Jul 06 2008 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
    Did it 2 times back to back today.
    Azia Clockwise Capping Rotator
    # Jan 16 2008 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
    25 posts
    I did the "Hunt a Spy" quest which was supposed to give this piece but all I got was faction. I went flipping through my quests, and this quest has the Azia clockwise capping rotator as the reward.
    # Jan 02 2008 at 3:55 PM Rating: Good
    42 posts
    Objective Instructions
    Search for a way to destroy Meldrath's recyler.
    Speak with Gertrude the Spymaster.

    Go to the Northwest part of Fortress (recycling area). In the west part of the area, there is a ladder w/ a platform and a huge crane. Go up the ladder and into the center of the platform; you will then spawn 3 'a steamwork skitterer'. Kill these to spawn 3 'a steamwork reaver'. Kill these to then spawn 'Waste Management Director'. Kill him to get update, then report back to Gertrude.
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