The Pirate and the Pea  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:120
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Money
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
Quest Items:
Related Creatures:
Era:The Darkened Sea
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Oct 26 04:04:41 2014
Modified: Mon Jan 25 02:11:03 2021

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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missing step
# Jun 27 2020 at 6:54 AM Rating: Decent
missing 1 step before "speak with captain mewes about your sabotage" and that is "deliver 1 saltwater collection bucket to captain mewes"
missing step
# Jun 29 2020 at 8:14 AM Rating: Excellent
Dalarek wrote:
missing 1 step before "speak with captain mewes about your sabotage" and that is "deliver 1 saltwater collection bucket to captain mewes"

Do you mean the very last step of "Report Success to Captain Mewes 0/1"?
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missing step
# Jan 22 2021 at 4:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes last step is:
deliver 1 saltwater collection bucket to captain mewes
speak with captain mewes about your sabotage
end phrase
# Jun 06 2015 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
98 posts
say gag worthy
end phrase
# Jun 06 2015 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
98 posts
say gag worthy to complete
end phrase
# Jun 06 2015 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
98 posts
say gag worthy to complete
# Apr 24 2015 at 8:59 AM Rating: Good
2,880 posts
Putting salt water into the kegs isn't bad. There are rooms with 3 kegs and only 3 mobs, 1 of them the type you can only see with SeeInvis-2. (You need a ranger or druid with their vision buff or a caster with Aspect of Zomm to see it. The other way is to agro it indirectly by pulling something near and "see it" when it adds to the fight!)

Move into that room, on the away side of the slealth mob. Clear all 3 mobs. Then you can salt the kegs by clicking the blue stone right in front of each keg. All your group members can do the same kegs but you can't "resalt" a keg yourself until some time passes.BUT... u can evac and run back (or have planted a campfire) and the keg timers reset so you can then finish the last 2 in the same room.

The pebbles under the beds aren't as simple. You can't do empty beds. The mobs sleeping ON the beds are very low agro, evidently, but the awake ones nearby are not. Clicking the pebbles strips your invis.

You cannot do the same bed twice in a row (4 pebbles don't count!). Plus you can't clear the entire room to make things easier because if you agro the sleepers, even if you don't kill them, those beds won't count.

The second floor north room has 5 beds with sleepers. There's a guard at the door and one mob inside who both do NOT SI. There is one SI-2 mob also inside. Pull or clear those 3 "awake" mobs and while they're either dead or parked out of range your group can go in and quickly click 2 pebbles at the end of each bed and complete this step painlessly. Just be sure to be very close to the END of the beds. The sleeping mobs do not agro from this.

This quest-giver gives 3 missions. Be sure to get them all and advance all in parallel till you get to the final "KIll #### mobs" stage. You can get a lot of double and triple credits for kills that way and save a lot of time.

Edited, Apr 24th 2015 3:52pm by Sippin

Edited, Apr 24th 2015 3:54pm by Sippin
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the pirate and the pea
# Feb 25 2015 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
you need to turn in the bucket to finish this task do not destroy, it as it can not be retrieved thank you very muchfor not putting that in the notes
Merc tasks not updating after NOV 2014 patch
# Nov 25 2014 at 8:06 AM Rating: Decent
166 posts
Just completed all the merc tasks in combine dredge except the HA. I got all of the tasks before the November 2014 patch and once I got to the final parts of The pirate and the pea and Research wrecks I do not get the final completes! The pirate and the pea is completely greened out and says completed but I got no credit for it towards merc achievement. On research the wrecks I hail him for the final update, all others are greened out, but it just loops and never updates. I am guessing others are having this issue as well. I /petition it times 4 so hope it gets fixed.
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Pain and Glory - Vox
Merc tasks not updating after NOV 2014 patch
# Nov 25 2014 at 10:56 AM Rating: Excellent
1,088 posts
Did you start the task before last week's patch? Try giving the bucket to Captain Mewes.
Merc tasks not updating after NOV 2014 patch
# Nov 25 2014 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
166 posts
I did everything right. GM fixed it for me as it was showing complete. Now I just need to figure out what to do for the final hails for Researching Wrecks as I do the final hail and nothing.
Shaman Healer
Pain and Glory - Vox
# Nov 19 2014 at 1:11 PM Rating: Default
45 posts
Just completed this and it will not update and give me credit for quest.
Is this bugged also?
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