Bonfire of the Adherents  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:90
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Money
  • Spell
Time Limit:06:00:00
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:3
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Jan 6 19:18:48 2010
Modified: Wed Oct 12 08:22:22 2011
This group mission begins with Gweddon Tinkertasker in Lichen Creep. He is located at -320, 145, -65 (northeastern part of the zone).

In order to request this task, you must first have completed Inventor Biddlebokk's three tasks.

You say, 'Hail, Gweddon Tinkertasker'

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'Greetings, friend. Are you a friend? Or are you in league with those who are behind the recent unsavory [events] taking place in Underfoot?'

You say, 'Events?'

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'The autarchians, they call themselves. Traitors to Brell Serilis they are! I and several of the others have held out against their strange teachings, but I fear we are no match for their sheer numbers here. Nearly all of the gnomes now subscribe to the Faith of Self and will wait no longer for Brell's voice to return to their ears. The autarchians have grown a great [cult], and strong it is among the mephits and lava creatures who watch over the sources of lodestone.'

You say, 'A great cult?'

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'There is no telling where they will stop. They spread their insidious teachings to even the lava golems, the most trusting of creatures, and persecute those of us adherents who desire only to wait for Brell awhile longer. Then, some of our number were called by the mephit Zwurek deep within Lichen Creep, where mutiny has been simmering for many days. I have not heard from Fiddy, Duerg, or Neerda since! Will you please [help] me?'

You say, 'I can help'

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'You must go deeper into Lichen Creep, and release each of the three missing Adherents by teleporting them to safety with a magic wand, when all of their captors have been eliminated. Only then will they be free of any magic wards that may restrain them. I do hope you can help; your presence here must be a [sign].'

You say, 'A sign of what?'

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'A sign of Brell's return, of course. I despair we shall ever find my fellow Adherents alive, but if we do it will be thanks to the blessing of Brell Serilis, who shall return to us and reward us for our unshakable faith. Here, take the Metacrystalline Teleportation Wand, and head first to the Searing Prominence, where Fiddy is held. It is located just beyond where this stream meets the lava. Let me know when you are ready to [go].'

You have been assigned the task 'Bonfire of the Adherents'.

Anyone in the zone with the task requester receives a Wand of Metacrystalline Teleportation. (Another Wand can be requested by saying "sign" again.)

To zone in:

You say, 'Ready to go!'

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'Are you ready to depart?'

You have entered Lichen Creep - Bonfire of the Adherents.

You hear Gweddon shout in the distance, "Don't forget, the wand's only tuned for rescuing my friends!"

Explore the disturbance at the Searing Prominence 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

Kill Norket the Disgruntled and his minions 0/11 (Lichen Creep)

Norket hits for a max ~8,000 while his minions are slightly less difficult.

Norket the Disgruntled says 'Invaders have been spotted! Attack! For the Underfoot!!!'

Norket the Disgruntled has been slain by _____!
Norket the Disgruntled's corpse falls to the ground. "Forgive me Brell, I have failed you!"

Task Window Says: Gweddon Tinkertasker, a loyal servant of Brell, is troubled that the mephits of Lichen Creep have been summoning the adherents of Brell to other parts of the Creep for reasons unknown. You must locate the adherents and ensure their safety.

Look for Fiddy near the Searing Prominence, which is north of the Boiling Waterfall. You will need to kill the gnomish autarchian minions and their leader, Norket the Disgruntled. Their magic is preventing Fiddy from being rescued.

Use the wand to rescue Fiddy 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

Task Window Says: Fiddy looks a little out of it. You'll have to rescue her with the teleporter wand.

Speak to Gweddon 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

You say, 'Hail, Gweddon Tinkertasker'

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'Yes! Fiddy magically appeared right next to me, no problem! Now, if you wouldn't mind locating Duerg Rockpiker. I think he might be held by the lava golems by the Peninfernal Lava Pool. Don't worry about its exact location; it should be west of the Boiling Waterfall, below the cliknar camp. Look for the overly-zealous lava golems.'

Explore the Peninfernal Lava Pool 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

Kill the lava golem zealots 0/10 (Lichen Creep)

Task Window Says: Press on westward into the Lichen Creep and try to locate another adherent, Duerg, who is being held hostage by the magic of the zealous lava golems. The golems will need to be eliminated before you can free Duerg.

Use the wand to rescue Duerg 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

Speak to Gweddon 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

Note: The task locks upon hail.

You say, 'Hail, Gweddon Tinkertasker'

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'Duerg also arrived unharmed! He and I both thank you very much! The last bit of rescuing you must do is to find Neerda Stoneguard. Duerg says that the lava mephits, led by Zwurek, plan to push him off a cliff into a lava pool if he doesn't join the autarchians! Zwurek and his troublemakers must be defeated; we can't allow them to cause any more trouble here in Lichen Creep. Save Neerda and bring me proof that you have killed his captors. They are camped at the Serrated Cliff, the edge of a basin where lava cascades into the lower pools of the Creep. Hurry!'

Explore Zwurek's mephit camp along the Serrated Cliff 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

Kill the lava mephit executioners 0/6 (Lichen Creep)

Kill Zwurek 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

The lava mephit executioners hit for a max ~7,500 while Zwuerk hits for a max ~8,500 (he has ~1.4m hp). He also casts the spell "Zwurek's Sputum" with fair frequency:

Zwurek's Sputum: Targeted AE 35', Fire (-650)
1: Decrease Hitpoints by 6500

Loot six ceremonial blades from the executioners 0/6 (Lichen Creep)

Autarchian Execution Blades are dropped by the mephit executioners surrounding Zwurek.

Use the wand to rescue Neerda 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

Task Window Says: Poor Neerda is ready to pass out from the heat, it will never be a better time to use the wand!

Speak to Gweddon 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

You say, 'Hail, Gweddon Tinkertasker'

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'Goodness! You have saved all three of them from...well, whatever it is that happens after a person becomes an autarchian and falls from the grace of Brell Serilis!'

Give the ceremonial blades to Gweddon 0/6 (Lichen Creep)

Return the metacrystalline teleportation wand to Gweddon 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'Thank you for returning the wand; I know you've put it to good use!'

Speak to Gweddon for further instructions 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

You say, 'Hail, Gweddon Tinkertasker'

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'I must now ask you to leave Lichen Creep for a while, my friend, and take this message to [Tronten] the Subnexus, our adherent ally in Pellucid Grotto. I need to inform him of what we have seen. And while you're doing that, I'll arrange for the safe passage of my friends to the Underquarry, where we have a few remaining allies! Please, go quickly!'

You receive "Gweddon's Warning".

Say "Tronten" for a teleport straight to Tronten's location in Pellucid Grotto.

Deliver Gweddon's warning message to Tronten the Subnexus 0/1 (Pellucid Grotto)

Tronten the Subnexus looks at you with his simmering crystal eyes. 'I thought these autarchians were mostly confined to the Pellucid Grotto and portions of the Underfoot under cliknar control. Now they have virtually conquered Lichen Creep! I can do little to repair the damage they have already done, but I can certainly aid [Gweddon] with this powerful orb. Take it to him; he can protect himself with it while the adherents regain their strength. Tell him he can count on our assistance soon!'

Your task 'Bonfire of the Adherents' has been updated.

You say, 'Send me to Gweddon'

Tronten the Subnexus says 'Give my regards to Gweddon.'

You have entered Lichen Creep.

You receive "Tronten's Protocrystalline Orb".

Deliver Tronten's orb to Gweddon 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'Oh, very good! I knew Tronten would be a good enough ally to send me something of assistance! This orb looks as though I could use it to hide indefinitely from my persecutors!'

Speak to Gweddon 0/1 (Lichen Creep)

You say, 'Hail, Gweddon Tinkertasker'

Gweddon Tinkertasker says 'Thank you for all you have done. You have prevented our enemies from wiping us all out! Thanks to you, we will be able to wait until Brell returns and tell him what we have seen!'

Your task 'Bonfire of the Adherents' has been updated.

You have prevented the Autarchians from completely wiping out the Adherents in Lichen Creep. Brell Serilis would be most pleased!

A singed chest spawns with loot (1 item per task). Known drops:
Ancill's Hatchet
Anvil Forged Axe
Deathspike Spear
Hunter's Claw
Incarnadine Gemstone
Mephit's Hoop of the Trickster
Polished Rockomancy Diamond
Purifying Pyrite Stone
Runed Longsword
Spiked War Maul
Striped Agate of Devotion
Workmaster's Horn Fragment

Note: The chest spawns outside the instance. You must be IN the task in order to loot anything from it.

Rewards (everyone in task):
440 platinum
Experience (about 4.4 AAs at Level 85)
~160-180 Brellium Tokens

Some (not all) classes also receive spell for completion of this mission:

Bard - none
Beastlord - none
Berserker - none
Cleric - none
Druid - none
Enchanter - none
Magician - none
Monk - none
Necromancer - none
Paladin - Spell: Protective Confession
Ranger - Spell: Focused Storm of Arrows
Rogue - none
Shadow Knight - none
Shaman - Spell: Wind of Malis
Warrior - Tome of Bracing Defense
Wizard - none
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Celebrity Roast achievement
# Aug 28 2011 at 7:55 AM Rating: Good
1,291 posts
Celebrity Roast - "Defeat all lava mephits." Optional conquest achievement within this mission.

There are approximately 158 lava mephit trash mobs in the zone that you have to kill for the achievement. Yes it's a pain in the rear. They are scattered throughout the zone, including up on platforms, and a few way up the south-end ramps, with one hidden inside the broken temple at the southern tip of the zone. But none inside the portals.

It helps to have a puller who can weed the lava mephits out from the rest of the trash, and also a ranger to track down the leftovers.

You can get this achievement before even starting on the mission steps, which will prevent mission mobs from spawning in the way, and to keep the mission from locking.

This achievement took us 4 hours but our group wasn't full.
Celebrity Roast achievement
# Feb 02 2013 at 10:50 AM Rating: Good
1,291 posts
Found 160 lava mephits this time:
59 a lava mephit guard
2 a lava mephit miner
99 a lava mephit worker

Achievement comes on the kill of the last mephit (you don't have to complete the mission), although EQ is buggy and the supposed last mephit kill has occurred on a golem kill for me.
Striped Agate of Devotion
# Sep 18 2010 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
240 posts

Just got this in the Chest upon completion of Bonfire.
Another reward to add
# Jul 04 2010 at 3:40 PM Rating: Good
286 posts
Just dropped Deathspike Spear
# Jun 11 2010 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
30 posts
I got 160 coins for this.
Getting to the chest
# Jun 04 2010 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
You can easily say Tronten to the instanced Gweddon, to go to him, and then once that step is done, say Gweddon to Tronten, to go to static Gweddon. Not just the person doing the hand ins and hails, anyone in the group can do this.

The Tronten spot seems to be safe, but the static Gweddon one has KOS roamers.

The chest still spawns in the static LC. Safest way to go would be to stay put in instance until the chest is looted, and only bother going to the static zone if you win... since you're only two quick zones away and nobody but people in the task can loot.
# May 31 2010 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
55 posts
On a side note. The chest spawns OUTSIDE the instance. However, in order to get the contents inside of said chest, you have to remain IN the task. Good luck with that.
# May 16 2010 at 2:56 PM Rating: Good
57 posts
Note: you must turn in Tronten's Protocrystalline Orb to the version of Gweddon in the static version of LC. If you return to the instance (because the wanderer there agroes you, usually) you can't give it to him in the instance, and you can't hail him to get out (or to return to Pellucid).
The whole group needs to go through the ports at each step in order to not be stuck in the instance.
Fortunately my group had both a wizard and a druid so we were able to just port back to Nektulos and run through Corathus.
# May 05 2010 at 3:31 PM Rating: Good
this mission gives 160 tokens not 180.
# May 04 2010 at 6:58 AM Rating: Good
Also get 180 brellium tokens for this
62 Warlord of Stromm
70 Soothsayer of Stromm
Additional Chest Loot
# Apr 27 2010 at 1:53 AM Rating: Good
    Purifying Pyrite Stone

Augment Type: 7,8
AC 24
SV Corruption:20
Stun Resist: +1%
Additional Loot...
# Apr 17 2010 at 12:47 AM Rating: Good
757 posts
A singed chest spawns with loot (1 item per task). Known drops:

Hunter's Claw
Additional Loot...
# Apr 18 2010 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
Anvil Forged Axe
Additional Loot...
# Apr 17 2010 at 4:50 AM Rating: Good
246 posts
Mad Mephit's Blade
incorrect info...
# Apr 16 2010 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
757 posts
Everyone in the task receives a Wand of Metacrystalline Teleportation.

Incorrect - Everyone in task receives a Wand only if they are in the zone whilst the task is requested. Only the task requester can get new ones by saying the request phrase to the NPC outside of the instance - And again, only those outside with him/her will receive one.

Edited, Apr 16th 2010 9:57pm by Cylius
Chest loot
# Apr 16 2010 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
Just finished this mission tonight and got 180 tokens and Anvil Forged Axe droped in the chest at the end
Singed chest loot
# Apr 16 2010 at 2:36 AM Rating: Excellent
24 posts
The chest was called "a singed chest".

Loot this time through was the Workmaster's Horn Fragment augment.

Be warned that the final hail and chest spawn in the NON-instanced version of Lichen Creep zone, so you may want to clear the few roamers that go by Gweddon before looting.
# Apr 10 2010 at 9:51 PM Rating: Good
166 posts
4.37 AA
Zare - Erollisi Marr
Zuggle - Aradune/Mangler
Bards left out again.
# Apr 04 2010 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
Heads up, bards don't get a spell for doing this mission. And there is no chest spawn that we could find.
Shaman reward
# Mar 06 2010 at 5:36 PM Rating: Good
4 posts
Spell: Wind of Malis A Free-targeted version of Malis, affecting up to six Targets )

Edited, Mar 6th 2010 6:54pm by anver
# Mar 03 2010 at 2:17 AM Rating: Decent
Rangers = Focused Storm of Arrows
# Mar 03 2010 at 12:58 AM Rating: Default
Ranger = Gets "Focused storm arrows"
# Feb 05 2010 at 10:05 PM Rating: Good
Enchanters do not get a spell for completing this mission.
# Jan 26 2010 at 2:27 PM Rating: Good
2,308 posts
Protective Confession
warrior reward
# Jan 26 2010 at 6:02 AM Rating: Decent
Tome of Bracing Defense
# Jan 07 2010 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts

This locks after killing Lava Golems when you hail Gweddon
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