Mashing Pumpkins  

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Maximum Level:125
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
    Quest Items:
    Related Zones:
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    Era:House of Thule
    Group Size:Group
    Min. # of Players:3
    Max. # of Players:6
    Appropriate Classes:
    • All
    Appropriate Races:
    • All
    Entered: Tue Nov 2 00:43:24 2010
    Modified: Tue Dec 5 05:21:04 2023
    This is a non-progression group task (3-6 players) that begins with Barkley in the Grounds at location 890, -1970, -190 (northern part of the zone in the pumpkin patch).

    There are no pre-requisites for requesting the task.

    You say, 'Hail, Barkley'

    Barkley says 'Fear not, little one. I will not harm you. I am too [tired] to do so even if I wanted to.'

    You say, 'Tired, why?'

    Barkley says 'If only I could stretch my legs a bit. The [pumpkins] growing nearby have entangled my feet with their unbreakable roots, making it impossible for me to move. It is becoming rather uncomfortable.'

    You say, 'Pumpkins?'

    Barkley says 'A while back, a spirit appeared and then the pumpkins began sprouting up. Their roots grew fast and strong, entangling my feet. I normally fend for myself, but I am unable to do so at the moment. Would you be willing to help me get [rid] of those pumpkins?'

    You say, 'I'll get rid of them'

    Barkley says 'You will help me? Thank you. When you are ready to [start] just let me know.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Mashing Pumpkins'.

    Note: All mobs in this instance see invisibility. They have low aggro ranges, but medium assist ranges. Nothing respawns. Peponnites may be unmezzable.

    Speak with Ghrechla near the pumpkin patch 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Return to Barkley and speak with him 0/1 (The Grounds)

    See if you can find Giladan somewhere in the garden and speak with him 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Find the book in the hedge maze area of the garden and return it to Giladan 0/1 (The Grounds)

    A Leaf Engraved Tome is found at +570, -1640, -190 (exact center of the hedge).

    Speak with Giladan regarding the book 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Find the three missing pages of the book and return them to Giladan 0/3 (The Grounds)

    These pages are found as ground spawns where the rotdogs are located.

    When you give Giladan the book, the rotdogs begin spawning nearby. You'll want to move away as soon as you do the book turn-in and hail otherwise you may get swarmed.

    The pages appear as tiny scrolls:

    +440, -2070, -177
    +360, -1895, -158
    +227, -1745, -132

    Speak with Giladan 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Speak with Barkley 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Gather Ripe Pumpkins from the pepponites and smash them in the pumpkin smasher near Barkley 0/10 (The Grounds)

    These drop off the peponnites. To smash them, right-click them in the building near Barkley.

    Speak with the Spirit of the Patch and reveal his name to him 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Defeat Azarianel! 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Return to Barkley and speak with him 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Claim your reward from the ornate chest 0/1 (The Grounds)

    Task Rewards:

    315 platinum
    Experience (about 6% regular exp at Level 86 or 4-14 AAs worth depending on your current count)
    Faction with Dream Delvers
    40 Dream Motes

    Known chest rewards (1 item + 1 spell per task):

    Alluring Ivory Dagger
    Cane of Feral Essence
    Chipped Shard of Appeasement
    Diamondcast Ailettes of the Champion
    Engraved Prayer Earring
    Runewand of Necropotence
    Thulian Linked Armguards
    Thulian Linked Boots
    Totem of Riggbit's Bouncing Banality
    Treant Refuse

    Minor Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Lesser Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Median Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Greater Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Glowing Nebulous Dream Fragment
    Submitted by: Vanrau of Xegony
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    # Jul 13 2014 at 4:02 PM Rating: Good
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    /achievement window says you get the achievement for smashing 20 pumpkins in 15 seconds ... that's the key .. time.
    Silfh V'Ester - Holy Defender of Koada'Vie
    Mahlah Tohsis - Spiritwalker
    Black Thumb update
    # Jan 01 2014 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
    70 posts
    You get the achievement update right after the 20th click so if you dont get it... quit and start over.
    Black Thumb update
    # May 04 2016 at 1:14 PM Rating: Excellent
    175 posts
    Well, its really about 5 seconds after, which gives you that sinking feeling for a moment, until you get it. ;)
    # Jan 01 2014 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
    70 posts
    Would be nice to know if we get the achievemement update after smashing 20, Before or after we open chest? I dont see much people caring sharing that info and it is nice to know that we could try the achievement again before opening the chest.

    # Jan 05 2016 at 9:02 PM Rating: Good
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    For the Black Thumb achievement, you do this while you're on the step "Gather Ripe Pumpkins and smash them in the pumpkin smasher". The task only requires smashing 10, but you'll need at least 20 pumpkins for the achievement. Don't start smashing until you've looted all 20 first. I put them unstacked in my bags, then click through all of them really fast while inside the pumpkin smasher room. Your task will update on the 10th, but keep clicking until you've smashed 20. Your achievement will update then and there, within a few seconds of smashing the 20th, for everyone in the group who hasn't gotten it yet. One person can do all 20, or two people can do 10 each, or any other combination, as long as they start smashing at the same time so it's less than 15 seconds from the first smash to the last.

    There are 28 peponnites in the patch plus a couple in the hedge maze, and they all drop one pumpkin. So there's more than enough mobs to gather 20 pumpkins during the mission.

    Edited, Jan 5th 2016 10:21pm by nytmare
    # Nov 29 2015 at 3:51 PM Rating: Good
    757 posts
    This really sucks. I've also been able to smash all my seeds in way under the allotted time, but I never get the achievement.

    So here's what does NOT work:
    *Getting the step of smashing seeds, killing the mobs to obtain the seeds, sitting down inside the masher and mashing.
    *There is no update after opening the chest.

    I think you will get your update as soon as you meet the games goal. I also think you need to kill the pumpkins before hand, distribute them out, and have EVERYONE sitting inside. Then you do your hail and that very second you smash your pumpkins. Still need to test this final theory.
    Smashing Pumkins
    # Jul 05 2013 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
    stand inside the building and right click on the pumkins
    another drop
    # Feb 18 2011 at 5:56 AM Rating: Decent
    59 posts
    also drops
    # Feb 13 2011 at 6:56 AM Rating: Good
    59 posts
    Black Thumb
    # Jan 24 2011 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
    Tried to get this achievement twice, first time with 5 pumpkins on 4 players, and second time we tried 6 pumpkins each just for good measure, and we're getting nothing. I'm pretty sure we're finishing under 15 seconds. Had anyone encountered issues with this achievement?
    Black Thumb
    # Dec 11 2013 at 6:21 AM Rating: Decent
    82 posts
    Ok here's the trick. This can be done with 1 person clicking ALL the pumpkins. How you say? Not possible you say? There's a 2 second cooldown between clicks you say?

    hehe it's easy. Make 5 stacks in your inventory with 4 pumpkins each then rapidly click each stack in a row not waiting for the cooldown on the previous stack. each stack will have it's own cooldown timer. If you have 20 free slots in your inventory make 20 stacks. you can get them all done easily in the 15 seconds.
    Black Thumb
    # Nov 01 2011 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
    1,273 posts
    Yes we didn't get this achievement either. We had three toons each smashing 7 pumpkins (and I had 8). I checked logs and all the pumpkins were smashed within 14 seconds. Having read your post we decided to do the smashing the moment after we saw the task update for hailing Barkley, just in case the timer started form that hail. The log shows 1 second between the hail and the first pumpkin getting smashed.

    Anyone know what we're doing wrong?
    # Jan 17 2011 at 12:00 AM Rating: Default
    droped engraved prayer earring tonight 1-16-2011
    More info.
    # Dec 04 2010 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
    169 posts
    Solo'd with a 90sk. Took a few hours due to splitting of pumpkins. Pages are all located down the ramp from Giladan.
    Pepponites' pathing is kind of awkward, but eventually managed the splits. Azarianel spawn at approx. pos 1010, neg 1593. Which is close to the west exit of the patch. Hopefully that sheds some light on which mobs you need to clear.
    Azarianel cast a single target stun spell called Scarecrow Dread Spell. At least I think that's what that spell was linked to. Quite annoying. His max his was 9606!
    Thulian Linked Boots and a Median Nebulous Fragment.
    Defeat Azarianel! (The Grounds)
    # Dec 01 2010 at 4:24 AM Rating: Good
    1,308 posts
    Have to say his true name - Azarianel - to him to get him to agro. Just hailing doesn't work.
    There's a couple of pumpkins on the left side of the fence, two kind of immediately behind the quest giver, and two toward the back of the patch, almost to where the treants spawn ... sort of by the back gate of the patch... that you don't have to clear. There's a mass of pumpkins in the middle you do have to clear. I had 17 heads when it was clear enough to spawn him. He had some kind of weak AOE or spell that was icicles and fire and hit my war for like 4 waves of 1k. The AOE/whatever didn't even kill the chanter pet. HA!.

    Mez doesn't work on pepponitess, even when tashed w/ clamor of tishan rk2. Also, calming type enchanter spells don't work - "target is unaffected" - by lev 87 rk 1 Bucolic Mind.

    I've done the "get the book" part by simply levitating over and feigning in center, locating book, standing, hitting harmshield, grabbing book and running then feign off agro. but today, I just sent pet, then hit pet Divina aura, had cleric merc turned on, and hit all my discs and robes and just burnt the one heap that is sitting at the book location. That was a lot easier/less time consuming/less dangerous actually, than feigning off 3 - 5 mobs with the harmshield approach.
    resist mez
    # Nov 21 2010 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
    Pepponites very resistant to mez
    Aug from chest
    # Nov 15 2010 at 4:16 AM Rating: Good
    Chest Rewards
    # Nov 11 2010 at 10:12 AM Rating: Good
    Chest Rewards
    # Nov 11 2010 at 7:33 AM Rating: Good
    Pick up the book step
    # Nov 07 2010 at 8:46 PM Rating: Default
    70 posts
    Find the book in the hedge maze area of the garden and return 0/1 (The Grounds)

    The book is actually called "A Leaf Engraved Tome". The step would not update when you pick up the "book". You have to turn it in to Giladan.
    # Nov 06 2010 at 1:00 PM Rating: Good
    1,308 posts
    Find the book in the hedge maze area of the garden and return 0/1 (The Grounds)
    a leaf engraved tome / / / +571 , -1641, -190 , exact center of hedge. I thnk it would be possible now that i know where the book is...tofeign my way there and just snag it. would be a lot fster than clearing, at least for me.

    Find the three missing pages of the book and return them to Giladan 0/3 (The Grounds)
    These pages are found as ground spawns where the rotdogs are located. (What area of the zone?)
    The rotdogs will all begin to spawn by Gil.... when you give him the book. They don't all spawn at once, at least not that I noticed. it's not like you get 10 dogs on you at once. but it was pretty quick. i suggest giving him the book and moving back down the ramp towards the quest giver, then work yuor way up. You're going to have to clearmost of them all out .. most pulls were singles .. maybe 2 doubles. and one triple. There's two on a ledge above Gil, I think i could've just left alone.

    The pages look like tiny, tiny scrolls....

    pos 439 neg 2072 neg 177
    pos 358 neg 1894 neg 158
    pos 227 neg 1746 neg 132

    I prelooted 6 pumpkincs and had to get 4 more before I could smash them and make Spirit of the Patch pop...chich he did inside the mass of other pumpkinheads I hadn't cleared. Right in the middle of all those see invis suckers. I had a raid , so figured i'd see what happens if i ran in and hailed him with harmshield on and there was no update. Looks like that ain't gonna work. Had to drop task, but the best thing to do is just clear all the pumpkins in the patch around the quest giver and his building. They seem to have a low agro radius, but s medium assist radius. Pull 1 get two or 3. Everything sees invis in this sone. Nothing repoped in 5 hours. ( I was semi afk while doing it, too.) Will update once I get the last dude killed.

    Pepponites were unmezzable by an 86 chanter. Didnt try directed banishment. .might do that next time.

    Forgot the text, will update it if i do this quest again.

    "you target can not be mezmerized." If I recall....

    Edited, Nov 7th 2010 6:23am by Bonesmasher
    editing to fix that first loc... thanks again

    Edited, Nov 15th 2010 12:17pm by Bonesmasher
    # Nov 15 2010 at 7:01 AM Rating: Decent
    45 posts
    This was a very useful post except for the first location given for one of missing pages.

    The /loc pos 39 neg 2072 neg 177 is not only incorrect, it is completely nonsensical... those coordinates are for a point in mid-air about 60 units above the surface of Faemoc's lake.

    It took me several times going up and down the ramp (and restarting mission because I was told in my server's general channel that the pages can despawn if you run the rotdogs around too much) but I finally found the last page near the bottom of the ramp at:

    pos 447, neg 2088, neg 188.

    The other 2 pages were right where Bonesmasher said at:
    pos 358 neg 1894 neg 158
    pos 227 neg 1746 neg 132

    and the rest of his post was also useful and accurate.

    Edited, Nov 15th 2010 5:03am by Taadieri
    # Nov 15 2010 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
    1,308 posts
    Think I typoed ther letter 4.... or mistyped it....ah, I see the goof... :)

    Thanks for the correction!

    pos 439 neg 2072 neg 177

    is very similiar to

    pos 447, neg 2088, neg 188.
    Runewand of Necropotence
    # Nov 05 2010 at 5:08 PM Rating: Excellent
    293 posts
    Chest Reward.
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