Arx Mentis #2a: Research and Development  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Money
Success Lockout Timer: 06:00:00
Related Quests:
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 04:08:36 2014
Modified: Sat Feb 22 17:16:21 2020

The Darkened Sea Info & Guides: Overview | Progression & Task List | Raiding | Visible Armor

This solo task is part of a series and begins with Serphus Arlis (click for map image) in Arx Mentis.

Pre-Requisites for Requesting:
- Minimum Level 95
- Completed "Key to the Citadel"
- Completed "What Lies Above"

Say "slow" to request the task.

You say, 'Hail, Serphus Arlis'

Serphus Arlis looks down the hall before conversing with you. His voice is a whisper, 'A friend of Tsalis is a friend of mine. Are you looking to [slow] the hand of the praetor?'

You say, 'Let's slow the 'hand''

Serphus Arlis continues whispering while looking around nervously, 'I have a few ideas on how we can slow them down.'

You have been assigned the task 'Research and Development'.

Serphus believes that disrupting the weapons development units of the citadel will help slow whatever plan is happening behind the scenes.

Explore the Anetarx Extraction Lab 0/1 (Arx Mentis)

Task Window Says: Travel to the east end of the Anetarx to find the extraction lab. This is where foreign weapons are taken to be analyzed and broken down for reusable parts.

Updates around /loc 55, -270, 87 (east room on the second floor).

Clear the Extraction Lab 0/3 (Arx Mentis)

Kill three mobs in this room.

Explore the Anetarx Central Study 0/1 (Arx Mentis)

Task Window Says: Make your way to the center of the Anetarx to find the central study. This is where the citadel's weaponry is modeled.

Updates around /loc 45, 20, 86 (west room on the second floor).

Clear the Central Study 0/3 (Arx Mentis)

Kill any three mobs in this room.

Explore the Anetarx Armory 0/1 (Arx Mentis)

Task Window Says: Head to the northern end of the Anetarx to find the Armory. This is where basic components are used to create praetor's dangerous weaponry.

Updates around /loc 210, -15, 84 (north room on the second floor).

Clear the Armory 0/3 (Arx Mentis)

Kill any three mobs in this room.

Speak with Serphus 0/1 (Arx Mentis)

75 platinum
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Useful tip
# Jun 29 2015 at 7:14 AM Rating: Good
2,815 posts
Here's a good tip I wish someone had posted before I tackled this guy's tasks.

If you target him and say "slow the hand" he shows you all 3 of his tasks and you can get them all at once. This saves running after this guy and avoiding the darn refugees from The Sorceror's Apprentice (the see-invis roaming broomsticks.) Plus you can do the steps interchangeably, meaning even the kill steps not shown until you visit the rooms can still be accomplished in advance. This is helpful if you have to clear any mobs even to enter a room to get the flag for visiting it. Plus some of the steps can be down routinely in completing other tasks, such as the interminable A Beginning from An End.

Edited, Jun 29th 2015 9:15am by Sippin
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