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Maraud the Mines

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The Firebrand gnolls are the favored warriors of Lailat, the demon queen.

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Maraud the Mines
Heroic level: 11
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,808Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦3,166Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3,320Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3,473Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Firebrand Mines
Bestowed by: (Wilderness area walk-up)
NPC contact: Wayfinder Skavyr
Quest acquired in: Sands of Menechtarun
Patron: The Free Agents
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

While exploring the Menechtarun, you locate a mining operation run by the Firebrand gnoll tribe. Besides precious gemstones, the demon-tainted gnolls are mining iron ore for the Demon Queen. These valuable commodities would be much better off in other hands...

  • This is a walk-up quest and the reward NPC is located in Zawabi's Refuge - northwest of the bank.

Spoiler Warning: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!

Objectives

  • Explore the Firebrand Mines
  • Steal 4 black iron ingots from the gnolls
  • Steal 2 jacinth from the gnolls
  • Steal 2 blood rubies from the gnolls
  • Steal 2 fire opals from the gnolls
  • (Optional) Kill General Muurajha — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣362 ♦633 ♥664 ♠695 )
  • (Optional) Kill Commander Neahengh — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣271 ♦475 ♥498 ♠521 )

What to Expect

  • Quest item collection (mandatory: 10 gems)
  • Semi-randomly placed quest items (mandatory: 10 gems)

Tips and Misc

  • Flame resist is useful.
  • Break the storage bins in hopes of finding the required gems and ingots. Each type of gem (and the ingots) are grouped in a different area. Additional ingots (in lots of 5) and gems can be sold for a few hundred platinum after the quest.
    • Iron ingots are in the western area
    • Rubies are in the eastern area
    • Opals are in the small southeast area
    • Jacinths are in the southern area.
  • These uncut gems do not fit in any gem bag, so do take up inventory space (but can be safely discarded without threatening quest success). After the quest, you can turn in any uncut gems to Behn the Prospector, who gives you normal sellable gems (worth a few hundred plat each). You can also sell the iron ingots, in lots of 5, for 300 plat/5.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 50 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣181 ♦317 ♥332 ♠347 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 65 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣271 ♦475 ♥498 ♠521 )
  • Mischief bonus: 12 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣145 ♦253 ♥266 ♠278 )
  • Vandal bonus: 16 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣181 ♦317 ♥332 ♠347 )
  • Ransack bonus: 20 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣271 ♦475 ♥498 ♠521 )

Loot

  • Chests: 2
  • 1 with either the black iron ore ingots, uncut blood rubies, or uncut fire opals
  • 1 with optional.
  • NPC rewards: Random item
Map to mission entrance

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Commander Neahengh(view)
Commander Neahengh.jpeg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Gnoll Gnoll
General Muurajha(view)
General Muurajha.jpeg
 ♦13Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥15Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite Gnoll Gnoll
Elder Earth Elemental(view)
Elder Earth Elemental.jpeg
 ♦13Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥15Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite Elemental Earth Elemental
Elder Fire Elemental(view)
Elder Fire Elemental.jpeg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elemental Fire Elemental
Firebrand Gnoll(view)
Firebrand Gnoll.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠13Icon tooltip.pngElite Gnoll Gnoll
Firebrand Lieutenant(view)
Firebrand Lieutenant.jpeg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Gnoll Gnoll
Firebrand Pyromancer(view)
Firebrand Pyromancer.jpeg
 ♦12Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite Gnoll Gnoll
Firebrand Ritualist(view)
Firebrand Ritualist.jpeg
CRs missing! Gnoll Gnoll
Firebrand Sergeant(view)
Firebrand Sergeant.jpeg
 ♦10Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Gnoll Gnoll
Greater Dust Mephit(view)
Greater Dust Mephit.jpeg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite Air Outsider Mephit
Greater Salt Mephit(view)
Greater Salt Mephit.jpg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite Earth Outsider Mephit
Greater Sand Mephit(view)
Greater Sand Mephit.jpeg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite Earth Outsider Mephit
Huge Rust Monster(view)
Huge Rust Monster.jpg
 ♦8Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥11Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14Icon tooltip.pngElite Aberration Rust Monster
Iron Golem(view)
Iron Golem.jpg
 ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite Construct Golem
Large Earth Elemental(view)
Large Earth Elemental.jpeg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Elemental Earth Elemental

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