S.H.I.P. #1: Deception and Interception  

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Level:80
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
Time Limit:06:00:00
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    Era:Secrets of Faydwer
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    Group Size:Group
    Min. # of Players:3
    Max. # of Players:6
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
    Appropriate Races:
    • All
    Entered: Thu Mar 20 16:41:28 2008
    Modified: Mon Aug 17 09:44:18 2020
    This group 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, 'I have friends.'

    If you have not previously completed three of Gurtrude's solo tasks..

    A Slave to the Grind
    Disable the Recycler
    Disrupt the Workshop

    ...then:

    Gurtrude the Spymaster says 'You seem like a nice person, but as a spy I know that not everything is as it seems. Perhaps you would be willing to prove to me that I can trust you by doing a few simple things [alone] before I trust you with anything that requires a large force.'

    [alone] is the prompt to be offered various solo tasks.

    However, if you have previously completed these solo tasks..

    Gurtrude the Spymaster says 'I hope these are good friends, because you'll be asking them to do some dangerous work. Good luck!'

    You have been assigned the task 'Deception and Interception'.

    Our agents have managed to infiltrate the S.H.I.P. Workshop and have learned of a secret project to create a new and powerful weapon. Contact our agent Mazicul Smark below the main deck and assist him in obtaining information on this new weapon. He is in disguise as steamwork trooper. You'll know him because he'll be the only one there not trying to kill you. Make sure none of Meldrath's minions see you talking to Mazicul. He'll know you work for us if you give him the code Fizznoggin Bubblebottom. When you're ready to go, just let Gurtrude know that you want to 'sneak in'.



    Tell Gurtrude you are ready to 'sneak in' to the workshop 0/1 (Fortress Mechanotus)

    Make sure you enter the instance, not the regular zone.

    Find Mazicul and tell him the password 0/1 (S.H.I.P. Workshop)

    Mazicul can be found in the lower level. He is the only light blue con (to an 85) a steamwork trooper. To reach him go through the round trap door in the middle of the first room. You will need to clear all of the floor he is on to get a response.

    You say, 'Hail, a steamwork trooper'

    a steamwork trooper says 'Leave this area now, intruders! I may be forced to harm you if you disobey my orders!'

    (Drop any class auras or it may not work.)

    You say, 'Fizznoggin Bubblebottom'

    a steamwork trooper says 'Oh, I see. Well then, let's make this fast. They might notice the missing guards soon. Here, take this. Don't lose it or let it fall into enemy hands. It will make you look like one of their troopers. But be careful, it won't fool the sentries. I'm not sure how they do it, but they see right through the illusion. Oh, and don't rely on that thing once you leave, it draws energy to create and maintain the illusion from the power sources throughout this building, it won't work outside. Now that you have the warnings, here's your task. The goons here are working on some sort of powerful new weapon. The only thing that's keeping if from being completed is the arguments between the engineers. They've been fighting over the final plans for days now, shuffling revisions to each other constantly. This is good for us. Go intercept one of the plans from each of the main engineers and bring them to Gurtrude. Now I need to play dead for a while. Get moving!'

    Your task 'Deception and Interception' has been updated.

    A Mazicul's Magical Makeup appears on your cursor. This has 18 charges of robognome illusion, usable on others in group.

    Intercept the notes passed by the couriers 0/1 (S.H.I.P. Workshop)

    The first note is dropped by a steamwork courier that roams up and down the spiral ramp in the first big room. It drops the Marked-Up Schematic.

    Intercept the notes passed by the couriers 0/1 (S.H.I.P. Workshop)

    The second note is dropped by a steamwork courier that roams up and down the second spiral ramp and out on to the floors at either end. It drops the Torn Technical Drawing.

    Intercept the notes passed by the couriers 0/1 (S.H.I.P. Workshop)

    The third note is dropped an exhausted runner he roams up and down the third spiral ramp and out on to the floors at either end. It drops the Sheet of Scribbled Notes.

    Deliver 1 Marked-up Schematic to Gurtrude 0/1 (Fortress Mechanotus)

    Deliver 1 Torn Technical Drawing to Gurtrude 0/1 (Fortress Mechanotus)

    Deliver 1 Sheet of Scribbled Notes to Gurtrude 0/1 (Fortress Mechanotus)

    On handing in:

    Your task 'Deception and Interception' has been updated.
    Your task 'Deception and Interception' has been updated.
    Your task 'Deception and Interception' has been updated.

    Gurtrude seemed pleased with your work, especially because you managed to obtain the information without exposing the agent. The plans are already being studied intently by their researchers.

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

    Reward:
    Faction with Ak'Anon Strike Force V

    Ancient Garnet Faycite Trisection
    LORE ITEM NO TRADE QUEST ITEM
    WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
    Class: ALL
    Race: ALL

    Crumblewidget's Death Imitator is a random trash drop.

    Once you have completed this task, you may request the next task in the series, S.H.I.P. #2: S.H.I.P Sabotage!.
    Submitted by: Lias Roxx, Defiant, Zek
    Rewards:
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    Password Bug Solution?
    # Oct 31 2020 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
    1 post
    Does anyone have a real solution to the password bug Fizznoggin Bubblebottom?

    I tried all the solutions given in this thread, and still no success.

    I tried hailing before saying Fizznoggin Bubblebottom.
    I tried saying Fizznoggin Bubblebottom before hailing.
    I tried using the say command /say Fizznoggin Bubblebottom.
    I tried saying FizznogginBubblebottom with no space
    I tried it with all illusions dropped.
    I tried it with all auras dropped.
    I tried it with all buffs dropped.
    I tried it with all pets dropped.
    I tried it with all mercenaries dropped.
    I tried it clearing all mobs on lower floor.
    I tried it clearing all mobs on upper floor and lower floor.
    I tried it using an AOE spell to make sure there were no close unseen mobs.
    I tried it with the 3 80+ player group requirement in the zone instance.
    I tried it with 2 of the group members outside of zone instance.
    I tried it solo.

    I am out of my Fizznoggin Bubblebottom mind!!!


    Bugged
    # Aug 16 2020 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
    Still won't accept the password, no matter how much clearing, suspending of pets/mercs, being alone in the zone, saying the phrase with or without space, not hailing, hailing. It's seriously stupid.
    ____________________________
    Graeme Faelban, 110 Barbarian Shaman, Erollisi Marr
    <Ne Cede Malice>
    mercs
    # Jul 25 2020 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
    2 posts
    suspend Mercs
    Ocular Scout Control Unit Drops here too.
    # Dec 13 2013 at 8:55 AM Rating: Default
    *
    66 posts
    I dunno if anyone even cares but i've been trying for a Crumblewidget's Death Imitator for years now and this instance only seems to drop Ocular Scout Control Unit I've gotten Three units while trying for the Crumblewidget's device over the years. I would love to know if anyone has had any luck finding the IVU clicky in SHIP 1 or SHIP 2, I feel like I'm wasting my time clearing SHIP 1 because all I get are the eye of zomm clickies.

    ____________________________
    _______________________________
    Let's get lost, I know the way.. I've been there before.. ;)
    Ocular Scout Control Unit Drops here too.
    # Dec 24 2013 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
    29 posts
    I've been trying for the Death Imitator here for weeks with no luck. I haven't seen the Ocular Control Unit either though, so it could just be me.
    Getting hail
    # Nov 20 2013 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
    9 posts
    I was having trouble getting the guy to respond also. I cleared the entire floor and still no response. Then I cleared the entire floor above him. That fixed it for me. Must be some mobs up above that are too close for it to respond.
    Mazicul & hatch
    # Apr 06 2013 at 12:50 PM Rating: Good
    27 posts
    More clarification:

    Here are the locations for Mazicul (the steamwork trooper) and the hatch down to him. Put them in shipworkshop_2.txt

    P -402.1418, -270.7609, 108.9918, 240, 0, 0, 3, Mazicul(steamwork_trooper)
    P -379.5477, -459.1691, 155.0915, 0, 0, 0, 3, Hatch_down
    hailing the steamwork trooper
    # Mar 27 2011 at 3:41 PM Rating: Good
    48 posts
    The phrase "Fizznoggin Bubblebottom" works using /say Fizznoggin Bubblebottom

    The key to getting the update is as noted below by ensuring all the mobs on that level are dead. Secondly I set myself as puller as I have a merc running and made alt and merc stand at the ladder down to this level. I suspended pet and had already dropped wolfform. I then went up to mob and hailed saying the above and got update no worries :)

    Hope the above helps anyone trying this old school task.
    ____________________________
    Linxye - Antonius Bayle

    Officer of Wind of Tranquility
    FiizznogginBubbebottom
    # Feb 25 2011 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
    Scholar
    18 posts
    Failed many times getting the Fizznoggin part done..tried many variations. Came back the next day didn't hail it. And left no space in phrase. but also just so I would have to clear it for the 100th time, I put pet away/ mercs aways. took all buffs off and Aura's I had cleric/bard not even zone in with them up.
    door
    # Jul 03 2010 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
    45 posts
    door you mean hatch?
    password difficulties
    # Jul 23 2009 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
    17 posts
    When I started this task I could not get the password part to update no matter what I tried. After attempting the task three times and still no luck I ended up petitioning and got the in game help to clear up the difficulties with the password part. First you need to go to the lower area and kill all 9 mobs in that area. If any of the mobs are alive or repop he will not update, also check your aura window and make certain there there are no auras on at all. Now I had all that figured out but found what the problem was. Turns out we misspelled the password, as posted on allah it is listed as 1 word but it is 2 words and must be spelled correctly for him to update the quest, also do not be inviso or illusioned.
    The password as spelled out by the gm is Fizznoggin Bubblebottom.
    We also noticed that you may need the kill all the mobs a second time after they repop to get him to accept the password.

    Edited, Aug 3rd 2009 2:25am by experimentx
    grrr
    # Jun 03 2009 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
    We get a "steamwork courier" he roams up and down... non agro but ... "FizznogginBubblebottom" isnt working...
    update
    # May 26 2009 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
    Dont hail the nonagro steamwork, just get in front of him (and drop you class aura) and say the password FizznogginBubblebottom...

    a steamwork trooper says 'Oh, I see. Well then, let's make this fast. They might notice the missing guards soon. Here, take this. Don't lose it or let it fall into enemy hands. It will make you look like one of their troopers. But be careful, it won't fool the sentries. I'm not sure how they do it, but they see right through the illusion, Oh, and don't rely on that thing once you leave, it draws energy to create and maintain the illusion from the power sources throughout this building, it wont work outside. Now that you have the warnings, here's your task. The goons here are working on some powerful new weapon. The only think that's keeping if[sic] from being completed is the arguments between the engineers. They've been fighting over the final plans for days now, shuffling revisions to each other constantly. This is good for us. Go intercept one of the plans from each of the main engineers and bring them to Gurtrude. Now I need to play dead for a while. Get moving!'

    You get Mazicul's Magical Makeup on cursor (18 charges of robognome illusion, useable on others in group)
    quest reward/item
    # May 26 2009 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
    Mazicul's Magical Makeup (18 charge robognome illusion, targettable on others in group) gained upon password to the spy robognome to the one that says password.
    Try dropping an aura
    # Dec 08 2008 at 3:49 PM Rating: Default
    I read the posts and the quest lines, went in and couldnt get the quest to work. Started getting mad and dropped and got a new task. perhaps it was sheer luck or it really is the problem fro other folks, but I dropped my Aura (PoR expansopn) and it accepted the password.

    I tried AE attacking to see if anoyed was buggy or in the walls, nothing.. so I AE taunted and my Aura was hit.. figured wtf and it worked!

    Hope this helps, I did all 3 MG, Zeka, and Beza lines for my Rank 3s and was going to be pissed if these stopped me lol

    Edited, Dec 9th 2008 1:56am by blondine
    message ignored
    # Oct 16 2008 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
    same problem here, mob not accepting the password, looks like the mission is bugged
    message ignored
    # Oct 19 2008 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
    nm, we redid the task and looks like the trick is just say the password without hailing him.
    If you hail the clockwork then the password is not accepted.
    bug
    # Sep 24 2008 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
    47 posts
    still unable to get the steamwork to take the password , any clues would be greatly appreciated
    mission bugged?
    # Sep 13 2008 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
    Having similar problems trying to hail / say the password to the trooper.
    I have cleared the lower level and he keeps telling me to go away or he will be forced to harm me.

    Anyone have any ideas / solutions?

    We can't get the guy to respond to the password
    # Sep 02 2008 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
    16 posts
    We tried this mission yesterday, following the above text and could not get the update. Not sure what we were doing wrong. We went into the first room, through the hatch, down the ladder and cleared the entire floor, said the password a thousand times to the robot in the corner, everywhich way...caps, no caps, one word, two word... to no avail. We decided the mission was bugged, left it and got it again, same results. What are we doing wrong please?

    password
    # Jun 16 2008 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
    Tell the nonagro clockwork "FizznogginBubblebottom" one word- save yourself the trouble figuring that out :)
    Info
    # Apr 28 2008 at 5:12 AM Rating: Decent
    Take the Elevator beside the zone-in and the big round room has a door in the center you can open(thats the lower deck), we were able to invis to it. We had to kill all the mobs on this lower deck area and in the corner is a clockwork(nonagro) that you say your password to..Once that stage of your task is completed you just kill Each Roaming mob that isnt KoS on each level that will be on running up and down the stiars( each will have a different page ). Turn those 3 pages in for final task completion.
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