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The Dead Hills

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Heroic Adventure Chain: Clearing a Path - Excavating an Answer - The Descending Tower



Excavating an Answer

Quest Giver: Captain Russell Cooper

Requirements: Level 85 and Clearing a Path
Request Phrase: work
Zone In Phrase: click on the ladder (as indicated by on the map)
Time Limit: 6 Hours
Task Type: Group, 1 Minimum, 6 Maximum Players
Lockout: 15 Minutes
Repeatable: Yes

Rewards

  • Variable amount of Marks of Valor
  • Variable amount of Experience
  • Variable amount of Coin

Achievements

  • Mercenary of The Dead Hills

Named

Task Steps:

Step 1:
  • Recover an artifact from each of the first two main excavation sites 0/2 (The Dead Hills) More Info
  • Pillage a symbol of station from two excavation captains 0/2 (The Dead Hills) More Info
  • Recover several excavation mining picks 0/5 (The Dead Hills) More Info

Step 2:
  • Break through the barrier that blocks your progress (The Dead Hills) More Info

Step 3:
  • Recover samples of Deadstone from the elite guards 0/4 (The Dead Hills) More Info
  • Recover samples of Deadstone from the undead commanders 0/4 (The Dead Hills) More Info
  • Recover samples of Deadstone from excavation supply chests 0/4 (The Dead Hills) More Info


Ground Spawn Collections, Jattius Rattican, Marcelyn Sjobern and Spirit of the Hills or their PH's will spawn


Step 4:
  • Destroy the supports holding up the excavation towers 0/12 (The Dead Hills) More Info
  • Dispose of any hostile guardians that get in your way (The Dead Hills) More Info
  • Defend the Archaeologist as he inspects the remaining excavation sites 0/10 (The Dead Hills) More Info

Step 5:
  • Deliver the samples of Deadstone to Scout Daniel Willman 0/4 (The Dead Hills) More Info





Walkthrough:



Step 1:
 
  • Recover an artifact from each of the first two main excavation sites 0/2 (The Dead Hills)
    • Loot an artifact from both crates, at the top of the scaffolding, these are trapped and locked

  • +24 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion

  •  
  • Pillage a symbol of station from two excavation captains 0/2 (The Dead Hills)
    • Loot a symbol from the captains

  • +48 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion

  •  
  • Recover several excavation mining picks 0/5 (The Dead Hills)
    • Loot mining picks

  • +48 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion





  • Step 2:
     
  • Break through the barrier that blocks your progress (The Dead Hills)
    • Destroy the barrier, adds will spawn while doing so

  • +16 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion





  • Step 3:
     
  • Recover samples of Deadstone from the elite guards 0/4 (The Dead Hills)
    • Loot deadstone from elite guards

  • +60 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion

  •  
  • Recover samples of Deadstone from the undead commanders 0/4 (The Dead Hills)
    • Loot deadstone from undead commanders

  • +?? Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion

  •  
  • Recover samples of Deadstone from excavation supply chests 0/4 (The Dead Hills)
    • Loot deadstone from supply chests

  • +48 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion





  • Ground Spawn Collections, Jattius Rattican, Marcelyn Sjobern and Spirit of the Hills or their PH's will spawn





    Step 4:
     
  • Destroy the supports holding up the excavation towers 0/12 (The Dead Hills)
    • Destroy the supports

  • +32 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion

  •  
  • Dispose of any hostile guardians that get in your way (The Dead Hills)
    • Kill guardians

  • +?? Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion

  •  
  • Defend the Archaeologist as he inspects the remaining excavation sites 0/10 (The Dead Hills)
    • Say 'ready' to Archaeologist Don Laborm to start, kill mobs around Archaeologist beat this step

  • +40 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion





  • Step 5:
     
  • Deliver the samples of Deadstone to Scout Daniel Willman 0/4 (The Dead Hills)
    • Turn in the Deadstone to Scout Daniel Willman

  • +4 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion




  • Re: Excavating an Answer By: scyt On: October 16, 2013, 12:58:46 AM

    "Step 1: Recover an artifact from each of the first two main excavation sites (The Dead Hills)
    Loot an artifact"

    For this part, there were 2 crates at the top of the scaffolding and the crates were trapped and locked

    what i did is  i used my spell Wuggan's Greater Discombobulation or Reebo's Greater Exorcism to dis arm the trap and then used Reebo's Greater Cleansing or Wuggan's Greater Extrication to  pick the lock  as i play a necormancer i have access to both the   int caster  versions and the priest  versions of these spells  they worked like a charm and i did not  have to  fight any of the mobs in the area as i did not trigger the trap. got to  love spells that  people forget about and then the  make relevant again  since these are  spells from  the LDoN  expansion.



    Re: Excavating an Answer By: Riou On: October 13, 2013, 10:36:49 PM

    Step 1:
    Recover several excavation mining picks 0/5 (The Dead Hills)
    +48 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion

    =========================================================================

    Step 4:
    Destroy the supports holding up the excavation towers 0/12 (The Dead Hills)
    +32 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion

    Updated these, Thanks!



    Re: Excavating an Answer By: Harden On: October 13, 2013, 09:35:34 PM

    Step 1:
     
    Recover several excavation mining picks 0/5 (The Dead Hills)
    Loot mining picks

    +48 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion

    =========================================================================

    Step 4:
     
    Destroy the supports holding up the excavation towers 0/12 (The Dead Hills)
    Destroy the supports

    +32 Marks of Valor, Experience, Coin on Task Completion



    Re: Excavating an Answer By: Tokeinn On: October 12, 2013, 03:33:12 PM

    "Step 1: Recover an artifact from each of the first two main excavation sites (The Dead Hills)
    Loot an artifact"

    For this part, there were 2 crates at the top of the scaffolding and the crates were trapped and locked

    Dps crates down and single mob will spawn by %. Kill add and repeat till crate is destroyed.
    Do this twice.



    Re: Excavating an Answer By: Riou On: October 10, 2013, 12:37:40 AM

    "Step 1: Recover an artifact from each of the first two main excavation sites (The Dead Hills)
    Loot an artifact"

    For this part, there were 2 crates at the top of the scaffolding and the crates were trapped and locked and only rogue would open. Glad we had one with us but this might be a pita for some if only rogue or bard can do it.

    Thanks, I've made an updated note of it on the guide :)



    Re: Excavating an Answer By: Shiea On: October 09, 2013, 11:54:27 PM

    "Step 1: Recover an artifact from each of the first two main excavation sites (The Dead Hills)
    Loot an artifact"

    For this part, there were 2 crates at the top of the scaffolding and the crates were trapped and locked and only rogue would open. Glad we had one with us but this might be a pita for some if only rogue or bard can do it.



    Excavating an Answer By: Riou On: October 06, 2013, 02:38:01 AM

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