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Protect Baudry's Interests

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Protect Baudry's Interests is the 1st quest in the Baudry Cartamon story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
Protect Baudry's Interests • Stop Hazadill's Shipment • Retrieve the Stolen Goods

Baudry Cartamon is no simple trader. He has earned the respect of the Houses as well as the Coin Lords.

Protect Baudry's Interests
Heroic level: 2
Epic level: None
Duration: Short
Heroic XP:  ♣228Solo/Casual ♦408Normal ♥436Hard ♠464Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Cartamon's Shipping Warehouse
Bestowed by: Tambor Smythe
NPC contact: Baudry Cartamon
Quest acquired in: The Harbor
Patron: The Free Agents
Base favor: 2
Purchase: Free to Play
Extreme Challenge: No
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  • After talking to Baudry -- "Baudry asked you to help his foreman, Tambor Smythe, protect his warehouse from an attack by one of his competitors. Tambor Smythe waits for you outside of Cartamon's Shipping Warehouse, on the South side of Stormreach Harbor."
  • After talking to Tambor -- "Enter Cartamon's Shipping Warehouse, then defend the reinforced crate from kobolds intent on plunder. Hold off the looters until Tambor Smythe finishes setting up traps to stop the Kobolds!"

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Speak to Tambor Smythe
  • Protect the Coin Lords' crate until Tambor finishes setting his traps (5 minutes)
  • Slay at least 10 kobolds

What to Expect

  • Timed quest (5 minutes)
  • Protect a quest item (crate), but it's no longer possible to fail the quest
  • Spawning/respawning monsters

Tips and Misc

  • After speaking to Baudry to get the quest, make sure to speak to Tambor Smythe outside the warehouse before you go in.
  • Before speaking to Tambor inside the warehouse (which must be done to start the combat), destroy every destructible on the map like crates and barrels. Not only do you get the possible random loot, having all of the destructibles out of the way can help prevent your auto-targeting from selecting them instead of enemies to fire at.
  • Although protecting the crate is an objective, the quest has been revamped and the box cannot be destroyed. The party can just AFK until the timer runs out, kill the ten required kobolds, and then complete.
  • Kobold Shamans start to appear with about 1:30 left; they can do a *lot* of damage to the box, especially on Elite, in a very short time.
  • Kobold shamans spawn in the South-west corner. Kobold Sneaks tend to spawn in the north corners, especially the North-west. Fighters tend to spawn in the East corners, especially the South-east.
  • The timer doesn't start until you speak with Tambor Smythe, giving you plenty of time to buff, summon pets and smash crates beforehand.
  • Tambor scurries around the box, setting traps for the duration. You can ignore him, as the kobolds will. At the end, any remaining kobolds will be caught under nets, and Tambor will give you the option to slay or release them.
  • A chest spawns on the floor after you complete the quest.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 5 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣23 ♦41 ♥44 ♠46 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 9 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣34 ♦61 ♥65 ♠70 )
  • Conquest bonus: 14 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣57 ♦102 ♥109 ♠116 )
  • Mischief bonus: 38 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣18 ♦33 ♥35 ♠37 )
  • Vandal bonus: 50 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣23 ♦41 ♥44 ♠46 )
  • Ransack bonus: 61 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣34 ♦61 ♥65 ♠70 )

External Links


  • Chests: 1
    • 1 chest at the end
  • Collectables: 2
    • Mushroom — along the western wallIcon tooltip.pngSweet WhitecapDeadly FeverblanchPale Creeper
    • Cabinet — near southeastern cornerIcon tooltip.pngAmber VialVial of Pure WaterVial of ContagionPage Torn from a Research NotebookKhyber Prayer PamphletTome: Prophecies of Khyber

NPC end rewards

No reward when turning in the quest.


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Kobold Rogue( view
Kobold Rogue.jpg
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 ♦1Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite Reptilian Kobold
Kobold Shaman( view
Kobold Shaman.jpg
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 ♦1Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite Reptilian Kobold
Kobold Sneak( view
Kobold Sneak.jpg
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 ♦0.25Normal ♥1Hard ♠3Elite Reptilian Kobold
Kobold Thrower( view
Kobold Thrower.jpg
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 ♦1Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite Reptilian Kobold
Kobold Warrior( view
Kobold Warrior.jpg
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 ♦0.5Normal ♥2Hard ♠5Elite ♦28Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard ♠63Epic Elite Reptilian Kobold
Kobold( view
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 ♦0.25Normal ♥1Hard ♠3Elite Reptilian Kobold