Baga's Stand  

Quest Started By:Description:
This Quest is Seasonal
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:House of Thule
Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Aug 10 21:58:43 2011
Modified: Fri Sep 1 06:30:14 2023
In 2011, this task was available from early August to the first week of September as part of Veil of Alaris pre-launch events.

It will be available in 2014 through to September 24 as part of "Stone Cold Summer" tasks and a mission.

This is a group task that begins with Helagan (click for map image) in Misty Thicket. He is located near 890, -230 (far north-central boundary of the zone, in front of a tree near Arima Fae -- due north of the northernmost curve in the path).

You must first have completed the task "Only The Blind Will See" before you can request this task. There are no pre-requisites for participating in this task.

Note that you can use Meeka Gharn in the Plane of Knowledge to port to this location (Meeka is located at the main bank).

You say, 'Hail, Helagan'

Helagan says 'Arima must have high regard for you if he thinks you can take on Ven Baga. Very well. Go to Nektulos Forest and talk to Begat Neyat. He has been keeping tabs on Ven Baga and will best know where you need to go. '

You have been assigned the task 'Baga's Stand'.

Speak to Begat Nayat 0/1 (Nektulos Forest)

Find Begat Neyat at location 950, 420, 13 in Nektulos Forest.

You say, 'Hail, Begat Neyat'

Begat Neyat says 'Well, well, well! I am told a mighty adventurer was on the way and they send me you? Pay me no mind. If Arima thinks you can help then my opinion matters little. So, Ven Baga has holed up in Shadowed Grove. He and his men have flushed out most the denizens there to make way for his camp. You should have little to deal with other than Baga and his men. But that is a task in and of itself. So, let me know when you are [ready], and I will point you in the right direction.'

Your task 'Baga's Stand' has been updated.

You say, 'Ready!'

Begat Neyat says 'Be careful! Ven Baga is not to be underestimated at any cost! Be wary of his tricks! '

You have entered Shadowed Grove.

This zones you into an instanced zone.

Defeat Ven Baga 0/1 (Shadowed Grove)

Defeat Ven Baga's last wave of enemies 0/6 (Shadowed Grove)

Trash mobs hit for a max ~7,000. They are immune to mez, but stunnable, and have a fast respawn timer (only about five minutes).

Ven Baga is located in the far east tunnel. He is no more difficult than the trash mobs in the zone, but is immune to stun.

Once you kill him, six trash mobs spawn and aggro you. Kill them to complete the task. (NOTE: If you wipe out at this step, you can come back and kill any six trash mobs in the zone for these updates.)

Ven Baga has been slain by _____!
Ven Baga's corpse's eyes stare up at you. Their look seems to ask, 'How can this be?'

Baga brute prepares to eviscerate you.
Baga assassin prepares to eviscerate you.
Baga henchman prepares to eviscerate you.

Baga brute has been slain by _____!
Baga brute's corpse crumples to the ground in a lifeless heap.

Your task 'Baga's Stand' has been updated.
Your attack on Ven Baga has succeeded. This will give Arima Fae more time to decipher the Tome of Antiquity.

112 platinum
Flag for +5 to your Alaran language skill amount and skill cap.

An Ancient Text
AC: 77
STR: +26+6 DEX: +35+8 STA: +28+6 CHA: +35+7 WIS: +25+6 INT: +34+6 AGI: +21+6 HP: +1577 MANA: +1573 ENDUR: +1586
Combat Effects: +5 Shielding: +2% Spell Shield: +1% Avoidance: +6 Accuracy: +6 Stun Resist: +1% Strikethrough: +2% DoT Shielding: +2% Attack: +27 HP Regen +3 Mana Regeneration: +3 Damage Shield: +2 Clairvoyance: +21 Spell Damage: +20 Damage Shield Mitigation: +1 Heal Amount: +16
Recommended level of 90. Required level of 80.
WT: 0.8 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 3 (General: Spell Effect)
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Alaran language
# Dec 21 2019 at 5:05 PM Rating: Excellent
1,311 posts
Another reward for Baga's Stand is a flag for +5 to your Alaran language skill amount and skill cap. Same as Engine Trouble. You might have to read the Ancient Text (book item) to receive it.
Request solo
# Aug 28 2019 at 9:46 PM Rating: Good
46 posts
Doesn't require 3 people to request, was able to get it solo.
Available 2015
# Sep 04 2015 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
269 posts
16Sep - 30Sep2015
Available at the moment 9/21/2014
# Sep 21 2014 at 7:40 PM Rating: Default
94 posts
Subject says it all
task removed?
# Sep 29 2011 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
Helagan seems to be missing today. Is this task over? 9/29/2011
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Raid Sacrifice (for the win!)

# Sep 05 2011 at 7:15 AM Rating: Decent
for those who may find this difficult, the only problem part is pulling baga out. after that youre golden.

i boxed this with an 89 ranger and 90 bard, with tank/healer merc with little difficulty, bard being T5 group and ranger barely being T2. as noted, hes on a diff faction so just swarm them up to the entrance and have someone tag baga from the group.

quite easy once you figure it out =0) took all of 15 minutes.
ven baga
# Aug 31 2011 at 12:32 PM Rating: Good
To clarify a couple points-
Ven Baga himself apparently is on a different faction, so he can be cleanly pulled solo from his spawn point back in the cave, through the 9 or so mobs standing around him.

When he dies, 6 more mob spawn in a circle around Ven Baga's spawn point. So this is why it is important to pull Ven Baga from his spawn and kill him at the cave entrance. At the cave entrance, you are out of agro range of these 6 spawns.

After Ven Baga dies, you dont need to kill the 6 mobs that spawned when he died - any normal trash mobs will count. So stay at cave entrance and kill the respawns for easy win.

Edited, Sep 2nd 2011 12:59am by bandoslav
Baga's Stand ON Hold !!
# Aug 30 2011 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
As of tuesday sometime Helagan is not up in misty thicket due to bag disappearing bug !!
bags poofed after mission
# Aug 17 2011 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
One of my bags with all my weapons and clickys poofed after zoning out of this mission not sure if this is a rare occurence for everyone or something tied to this specific mission.
bags poofed after mission
# Aug 31 2011 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
This was fixed in the patch on 8/31/2011
bags poofed after mission
# Aug 18 2011 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
bags poofed after mission
# Aug 28 2011 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Yes he is right as I have just done this quest for the 3rd time to equip alts and I have lost a dreamweaver satchel that has xp pots, stat food, mana pots and health pots has disappeared and now I have a 2nd An Ancient Text which is a lore item.
Have petitioned this on the weekend just gone and waiting on outcome !!!
bags poofed after mission
# Aug 18 2011 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Yes it is right im not making this up my bag dissapeared. Just did the baga's stand mission again and this time got a second "lore" text in the top inventory spot my bag used to be in. So maybe somethings coded wrong and my bag was eaten by the quest trying to give me a second text yesterday? I dont know but how do you explain me having two lore texts?
bags poofed after mission
# Aug 29 2011 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
And to back it up it happened again to a group member who also lost a bag he also lost it on the 3rd run through of the quest the same as I did on my 3rd run through. See a pattern anybody ?
very hard
# Aug 16 2011 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
Is it just me, or is everyone else finding this task difficult?

Went in with 90 shm ( 90 clr merc), 90 Druid ( 90 Tank Merc ), 90 Mage ( 90 Tank merc)all mercs t5, all not boxed (just the mage). Died at zone in, and re rezzed. Started out pulling 2, then 2 more. We moved in to the right, and hit 3. Got 2 of the 3 down, and respawns added. Died, and re rezzed. Is there a trick to this mission? The druid and i are decently geared, Mage could use a few upgrades as hes not quite T4 Flagged. After attempting this mission a few times, resulting in over welming adds we decided to call it a night.

So my question is, is there a trick to this mission? Perhaps we missed something along the way. 5 min respawns are just nasty. Will repost if i sucessfully complete it.
# Aug 14 2011 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Boxed this tonight with t4 group geared lvl90 Sham / Druid combo with t5 clr / tank mercs.

Cleared the mobs along the right wall into the east tunnel, moving as I killed. Once in the tunnel, I cleared along the left wall to Van Baga. Once again, moving as I killed. Pulled Van Baga to the spot where the previous two mobs were and killed him there. Evac'd as soon as he was dead to avoid being swarmed by his henchmen that spawn upon his death. Killed six mobs at zone in to complete task.

Edited, Aug 14th 2011 2:28am by Jguran
# Aug 13 2011 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
The mobs hit exceptionally hard for being light blue, plus they love to bs. You won't get much for experience from just killing. Agro range is fairly long, plus the mobs are linked so expect multiples if you wander too close to one. But all the normal tactics for splitting work.
# Aug 25 2011 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
Rolaque wrote:
The mobs hit exceptionally hard for being light blue, plus they love to bs. You won't get much for experience from just killing. Agro range is fairly long, plus the mobs are linked so expect multiples if you wander too close to one. But all the normal tactics for splitting work.

Cant split if linked, so as someone else said... large agro range
# Aug 14 2011 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
The mobs aren't linked, they just have an exceptionally large assist range. I was able to pacify and pull singles with no problems.
# Aug 28 2011 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Yes they do have huge agro radius and using any of the later lull spells or song (bard) can easily pull singles consistently every time, I know because I do it.

T4 equipped bard, T4 equipped necro + pet/s, T4 equipped mage + pet/s, 3 x T5 merc healers, completed this 3 times smoothly
bard set to puller, mage set to tank, bard debuffs with harmony of sound then slows currently tanked mob with requiem of time and sings dot songs x 4 !!
1, bard targets mob just around right hand corner using singing steel helm, used silence of the dreamer to lull
2, lulled the visible mob to the far left of that furthest from tunnel entrance
3, pulled mob between the 2 lulled mobs and killed
4, pulled mob to left visible and killed
5, targeted mob outside tunnel left side and lulled
6, pulled mob just around right corner and killed
7, lulled two mobs in tunnel then killed mob outside left of tunnel pulled to previous kill spot
8, lulled furthest visible mob in tunnel pull 1st visible mob outside tunnel to previous spawn spot then killed 2nd mob in the tunnel
9, lulled first visible mob in room right hand side pulled left hand-side mob and killed
10, pull right hand side mob and killed
11, lulled mob either side of ven baga and pulled Ven Baga and killed, got update
12, Re-spawns happening in tunnel kill each as it happens until 6 dead then get the hell out of town.

All this must be done quickly and efficiently without stopping to rest at all re-spawn rate is fast and they hit hard as previously mentioned.

90 Bard, Vah Shir, Terror Australis, The Rathe.
Begat Back
# Aug 13 2011 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
158 posts
As of 4:45am EST 8/13/2011 Begat was back up on Bertox.
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# Aug 12 2011 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
Begat Nayat wasn't up, but we got yellow message stating the zone was being repopulated, suspend pets and mercs, and then a minute later he was up, looks like a male barbarian melee.

The instance respawn time is very very fast, as noted. With just two people and two mercs, group dps of about 10k, we barely kept up with respawns.

Stuff saw invis, so we cleared to tunnel entrance.

Ven Baga was single pulled by a warrior once the double spawn at tunnel entrance was cleared.

After that we just killed respawns until it finished, at which point we all suffered a hard session failure "Everquest has detected that your client may have crashed." This sometimes happens when I finish a task, but it's rare that it affects the whole group.

Reward was a book with decent stats if you like range things that don't hurl arrows. Right click on the book says you can't read this yet, better luck in the future.

No Drop on Firiona Vie, as many temporary task/items are.
# Aug 11 2011 at 11:02 PM Rating: Good
Is it necessary for you to have completed the other task, "Only the Blind Will See" before requesting this one?


Edited, Aug 12th 2011 1:24am by DarrkinSkies
# Aug 11 2011 at 4:01 PM Rating: Good
1,344 posts
Helagan is located in Misty Thicket near the north wall.
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Task down
# Aug 10 2011 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
As of 8/10/2011 at 7:00 PM EST, the npc Begat Neyat is not up in Nektulos Forest
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