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The Darkened Sea Info & Guides: Overview | Progression & Task List | Raiding | Visible Armor
This solo task begins with Captain Mewes (click for map image), located on the deck of the boat docked in the Combine Dredge.
Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Minimum Level 95
Say "disrupt" to request the task.
Note: A November 2014 patch included in its notes:
- The Pirate and the Pea - Clarified a few points and fixed a few text errors. Captain Mewes now asks to have the bucket returned to him.
(Details needed about these changes for the writeup below.)
You say, 'Hail, Captain Mewes'
Captain Mewes says 'Shhhhhhh. Don't let [them] see you talking to me.'
You say, 'Who is 'them'?'
Captain Mewes says 'Those horrible Doomscale. They do such dreadful things to me, but I can [explain] later. I have some [tasks] for you if you want to help me stick a [wrench] in their work, but you can't let them know I sent you. If you are in a hurry and don't want to hear me prattle on, I need you to [disrupt] their rest, [slow] their mining, and [hamper] their research.'
You say, 'No, explain now...'
Captain Mewes looks around to be sure the two of you aren't being observed. `Yes. Lanys, that... that...' Captain Mewes mumbles something so no-one can hear. 'Lanys and her Doomscale cronies captured my ship and killed all my guards and much of my crew. Then, once we got here, she made me do [horrible] things!
You say, 'Horrible things?'
Captain Mewes says 'I'm just the captain of a merchant ship. Sure, I like to dress like a pirate, but I'm not! And she... She [makes] me torture cultists who don't give the proper prayer and obedience. She even makes me execute her prisoners!'
You say, 'She makes you?'
Captain Mewes says 'Okay, okay, I'm not brave. I'm a coward. But if I don't do what she asks me to, she will to do it to me, instead. I just want to go home!'
You say, 'I'll disrupt their rest...'
Captain Mewes says 'Thank you. I have written an explanation in your journal, but if you like I can give you more [details].'
You have been assigned the task 'The Pirate and the Pea'.
Captain Mewes is not happy about his treatment. He wants you to complete tasks to disrupt the Doomscale and Combine efforts. For this task he wants you to make their rest time uncomfortable.
You say, 'About those details...'
Captain Mewes says 'You will be putting [pebbles] in their [beds] and [salt water] in their [ale barrels]. I also want you to travel to their [housing platform] and kill some of the [guards] along the way.'
You say, 'Where do I find the pebbles?'
Captain Mewes says 'You can gather the pebbles down below in the water of this cove. Check under where my ship is trapped.'
You say, 'Where are their beds?'
Captain Mewes says 'In the [housing platform] you'll find multiple beds. Approach them and place your pebbles. Sleeping people may not notice you when you place the pebbles, but I wouldn't count on it. I would count on anyone who is awake in the room being aggressive.'
You say, 'What housing platform?'
Captain Mewes says 'The housing platform is the eastmost platform. Take the northerly path between the two exits from the dock, and continue until you're under the platform. The ramp into it is on the east side of the central pillar.'
You say, 'Where are their ale barrels?'
Captain Mewes says 'The ale barrels can be found on both floors of the [housing platform]. The salt will make it so bad they may even act like a landlubber and spew on the deck.'
You say, 'You want salt water in them?'
Captain Mewes says 'Yes. Use the [bucket] when you're in the water of this cove, and gather some water.'
You say, 'What bucket?'
Captain Mewes says 'Heh. You already have one. If you lost it in your bags or bank, maybe you need to be better organized.'
You say, 'What about the guards?'
Captain Mewes says 'There are Doomscale and Combine guards all over the island, though you are more likely to find the former. If you come across any Combine guards, killing them will be just as good. The Combine name their guards praetors.'
=== Step 1 ===
Collect 10 sea pebbles 0/10 (Combine Dredge)
These are found as ground spawns ("Sea Pebbles") at the edges of the cove where the boat is trapped.
=== Step 2 ===
Fill the bucket with water 0/5 (Combine Dredge)
Use the "Saltwater Collection Bucket" you received to gather "Collected Saltwater" (you'll be underwater for these updates).
=== Step 3 ===
Make your way to the housing platform 0/1 (Combine Dredge)
Explore update at /loc 1035, -885, 40.
=== Step 4 ===
Kill 15 guards 0/15 (Combine Dredge)
Kill any 15 "guard" or "praetor" mobs.
=== Step 5 ===
Put 2 pebbles under beds 0/5 (Combine Dredge)
Here, you'll have to get close to beds with mobs on them. Stand very close to the bed, and right-click the pebbles twice on each bed, for a total of five beds. Sleeping mobs have a low aggro range, but you'll still want to be careful. Note: The right-click breaks invisibility effects.
=== Step 6 ===
Pour salt water into ale kegs 0/5 (Combine Dredge)
These look exactly like kegs (they are NOT the standard barrels in the area). There are three of them in the southwest room of the first floor, and another three in the southwest room of the second floor. Note: Some mobs here can be Shroud of Stealthed AND see invisibility.
=== Step 7 ===
Kill 15 guards 0/15 (Combine Dredge)
Kill 15 more mobs with "guard" or "praetor" in their names.
Deliver 1 saltwater collection bucket to Captain Mewes 0/1 (Combine Dredge)
=== Step 8 ===
Report Success to Captain Mewes 0/1 (Combine Dredge)
Speak with Captain Mewes about your sabotage 0/1 (Combine Dredge)
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