Marla #3: Protected Passage  

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Where:
Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:75
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 03:00:00
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Call of the Forsaken
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Jan 22 03:52:52 2014
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020


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About Heroic Adventures

- Heroic adventures in Call of the Forsaken scale in level: As low as Level 75 and up to current maximum level.
- Scale is based on the highest level player present in the zone and affects difficulty, loot quality, and mob levels.
- There is some variation/randomization in the task steps you'll be assigned as you progress through the task.
- Time of completion will vary by your group's makeup (anywhere from 30-90+ minutes).
- Collection items appear as ground spawns midway through tasks (you'll see an emote indicating their appearance).
- Named mobs (or their PHs) spawn midway through tasks (usually, but always, at the same time collection items appear).
- These tasks have individual 3-hour lockout timers (timer gained upon completion).

Experience in Heroic Adventures

- Mobs in these instances grant some experience, but the bulk of experience is earned upon task completion.
- As of a patch in November 2014, less difficult tasks were tuned to reward less experience and more difficult ones were tuned to reward more.
- For an added experience bonus, check out Guard Hamarn's "Daily Tasks".



This is a heroic adventure (1-6 players) that begins with Marla Gaslow (click for map image) in the Ethernere Tainted West Karana. She is located in the guard camp where the Guild Hall portal sends you (/loc -1000, 345, -315).

Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Level 75
- Completed "A Helping Hand" (heroic adventure)
- Completed "Seeking Refuge" (heroic adventure)



TASK SUMMARY

- Say "help" to request the task and "ready" to zone in.

Step #1:
- Speak to Einhorst McMannus 0/1
--- Hail update.

Step #2:
- Kill the Harrowing Horde that block the path between the village and the camp 0/14
--- Kill update (creatures of the Ethernere).
- Kill the undead that block the path between the village and the camp 0/14
--- Kill update (undead).
- Kill the bandits that block the path between the village and the camp 0/14
--- Kill update (bandits).

Step #3:
- Speak with Fredrick Gaslow 0/1
--- Hail update.

Step #4:
- Kill the fire mephits that surround Ron Miller 0/12
--- Kill update.
- Recover the villager's missing possessions from traitorous guards 0/4
--- Kill traitorous guards and loot different items until you've gotten four updates.
- Heal the injured villagers using vibrant leaves from the nearby treants 0/4
--- Kill treants and loot 4x "Vibrant Leaf"; right-click the leaf on injured villagers.

Step #5:
- Speak with Fredrick Gaslow 0/1
--- Hail update.

- The task LOCKS at this point.

- At this point in the task, collectibles spawn in the zone (ground spawns) and a named (or its PH) has a chance to spawn.

Step #6:
- Ensure the path is clear so the villagers can reach the McMannus camp safely 0/1
--- Kill four waves of mobs (three mobs per wave that spawn as ambushes).

Step #7:
- Inform Einhorst McMannus of the refugee's arrival 0/1
--- Hail update.

- As soon as the objective for Step #7 is done, the task completes.



MAP





NAMED MOBS

"Burning Bones" (or its PH, "a scorched walker") has a chance to spawn after the fifth step is completed. Known loot from this named:

Level 100
Cadaverous Hunk of Infected Flesh
Highwater Bracer
Splinter of Potency

Level 95
Airy Drape of the Wind

Level 90
??

Level 85
??



TASK IN DETAIL

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TRIGGERING THE TASK
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You say, 'We'll help'

You have been assigned the task 'Protected Passage'.

You say, 'Ready!'

Marla Gaslow says 'This way, _____.'

LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered Ethernere Tainted West Karana.

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STEP #1
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Speak to Einhorst McMannus 0/1 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Einhorst McMannus is inside the western hut in the McMannus camp.

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STEP #2
========================================================================

Kill the Harrowing Horde that block the path between the village and the camp 0/14 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill update in the hills to the east (creatures of the Ethernere).

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Kill the undead that block the path between the village and the camp 0/14 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill update in the hills to the east (undead).

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Kill the bandits that block the path between the village and the camp 0/14 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill update in the hills to the east (bandits).

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STEP #3
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Speak with Fredrick Gaslow 0/1 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Head east to find Fredrick Gaslow and villagers. They are located south of the burning fields (his response depends on the next step).

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STEP #4
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Kill the fire mephits that surround Ron Miller 0/12 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Standard kill update.

- Rom Miller is to the east in a Burning Building surrounded by mobs to kill. (mine was the one north of the spot on the map)
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Recover the villager's missing possessions from traitorous guards 0/4 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill traitorous guards and loot different items until you've gotten four updates.

The items you're looking for:

- Blue Diamond Wedding Band
- Gem Studded Goblet
- Miller Family Portrait
- Patchwork Quilt

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Heal the injured villagers using vibrant leaves from the nearby treants 0/4 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill treants and loot 4x "Vibrant Leaf", then right-click the leaf on injured villagers.

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STEP #5
========================================================================

Speak with Fredrick Gaslow 0/1 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Hail Fredrick Gaslow to update the task.

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STEP #6
========================================================================

Ensure the path is clear so the villagers can reach the McMannus camp safely 0/1 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: After completing the previous step, the villagers move to a certain location. Once you move to their location, you get ambushed by 3x "a traitorous guards" or 3x undead mobs. Kill those, then the villagers move again. Repeat this three times (for a total of 12 mobs in four ambushes) to update this step.

Ambush mobs each hit for a max ~13,500 and have an average amount of hitpoints. They are stunnable, mezzable, and rootable. When they initially spawn, they aggro whoever triggered them (even through invisibility), but their aggro can be dropped, and they can be split-pulled from there.

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STEP #7
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Inform Einhorst McMannus of the refugee's arrival 0/1 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Hail update to complete.



TASK REWARDS
- a varying amount of platinum
- a varying amount of experience
- a varying number of Marks of Valor (currency used to buy group gear)
Rewards:
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Step 4 - Recover possessions
# Mar 25 2018 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Beware that if you are splitting the 5 groups of guards at their houses one of two really bad things can happen...

First, the guards can warp and end up stuck in the impassable wall of fire. You can't see them to nuke or hit them, however, since they do SUMMON, I was able to send in a caster pet and it ate it..then warped out on top of my caster. Not so horrible them.

Second, they also can flat out poof...and drop off track all together. That's a bad day since the step really wants you to have to kill all 15 guards to get all 4 of the items.

I ended up having to "leave" and drop this one to start over ;x
notes
# Sep 06 2015 at 5:30 PM Rating: Good
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Collectibles are brutal to find in this zone since it's huge and with all the fires everywhere, if a collectible spawns inside a burning area, good luck picking it out of the background. We did find one lying in a grassy area. (Didn't bother to try to shut off flame effects, btw. The collectibles possible here aren't very scarce.)

Some comments of possible interest:

Quote:
Recover the villager's missing possessions from traitorous guards 0/4 (Ethernere Tainted West Karana)

Task Window Says: ?

If You Get This Step: Kill traitorous guards and loot different items until you've gotten four updates.

The items you're looking for:

- Blue Diamond Wedding Band
- Gem Studded Goblet
- Miller Family Portrait
- Patchwork Quilt

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15 guards spawned, in groups of 3 at each of 5 houses. I figured we'd probably have to kill them all to get all 4 drops. Got one drop from the first kill and then none at all until we were down to 3 guards left. This caused us concern that maybe we were bugged and not going to get all 4. Killed last 3 guards. First had nothing. Oops! Next had one of the items. Last corpse had TWO items!

Way to tease, EQ! Smiley: clap

The last step can be tricky to box since you have to have all your toons following the villagers who move pretty fast. We didn't want to test letting the mobs spawn and pulling them at a distance afterwards for fear they could kill a villager and blow the whole mission.

Edited, Sep 6th 2015 7:46pm by Sippin

Edited, Sep 6th 2015 7:57pm by Sippin
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Tunic
# Apr 15 2015 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Got a Tunic of Latent Ether from the Level 100 instance of Burning Bones this evening.
Reward
# Sep 13 2014 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
132 Marks in a group of 6 100s
aug drop off Burning Bones
# Jan 26 2014 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Cadaverous Hunk of Infected Flesh Aug
slot 4 / 8
Sympathetic Pulse of Disease VIII
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Boots
# Jan 23 2014 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Boot's of Latent Ether drop off of Burning Bones's
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