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The Knight Who Cried Windmill

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Rumor has it that the windmill in this valley walks... This needs investigation.

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The Knight Who Cried Windmill
Heroic level: 6
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: Short
Heroic XP:  ♣732Solo/Casual ♦1,300Normal ♥1,380Hard ♠1,460Elite
Epic XP:  ♣5,643Solo/Casual ♦9,633Normal ♥9,861Hard ♠10,089Elite
Takes place in: Saffron Hill
Bestowed by: Sir Pifflegust
NPC contact: Sir Pifflegust
Quest acquired in: The Feywild
Patron: The Summer Court
Base favor: 3
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Go to Saffron Hill to see if you can find the old knight, Dame Alonsa.


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

Objectives

  • Investigate the Windmill
  • Speak with Dame Alonsa, the Old Knight
  • Defeat the Windmill
  • (Optional) Talk to Dame Alonsa about a plan before rushing in — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣37 ♦65 ♥69 ♠73 ) Epic( ♣282 ♦482 ♥493 ♠504 )
  • (Optional) Ask Dame Alonsa how to help further — no XP
  • (Optional) Search for the culprit — no XP
  • (Optional) Defeat the Gnome Wizard — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣73 ♦130 ♥138 ♠146 ) Epic( ♣564 ♦963 ♥986 ♠1,009 )

Tips and Misc

  • This is a standalone side-quest, not part of the main storyline. The questgiver is by the entrance.
  • This is an extremely short quest. Dame Alonsa will fight alongside you, but you don't need to worry about defending her or keeping her alive; she's well capable of taking care of herself.
  • The Windmill's primary attack involves a squat, crushing anything beneath it. This is telegraphed by a white circle on the ground beneath it, giving you plenty of time to get out from under.
  • The windmill is powered by three Summoned Topiary Lions with purple gemstones attached to their heads. Destroying these gemstones is necessary to defeat the Windmill. You can damage neither the Windmill nor the Summoned Topiary Lions with gemstones; however, the Windmill damages everything it sits on...
  • After defeating the Windmill (which ends the quest), you can earn some bonus XP by heading further down the path. A (locked) Secret door, (Lock DC) leads to the hiding place of the windmill's creator, Armond Allweather. Sparkles appear by the rock wall where the secret doors are, there doesn't appear to be any Spot alert.
    • With the Secret sparkly door, it gives a clue: "You can tell this rock is false, but you cannot find a way past it....", i.e. you can actually use Dispel Magic to open that door resulting in: "His disguise foiled, the Gnome sends his pets forward to attack." The other secret door leading to the room requires unlocking by conventional means.
    • You can head down the path before defeating the windmill; however, the doors are unsearchable.
  • Topiary Lions with gemstones can be body-blocked from moving with a bit of wiggling. Simply stand in front of them.
  • This quest can be solo farmed on Elite Reaper difficulty by characters with decent Sneak skill. Windmill will follow a stealthed character (hit it once to aggravate it in the beginning just to make sure), and the Dame Alonsa NPC will tank all spawns including reapers. Stay away from reapers just in case, and simply lead the windmill around to the Topiary Lions with the gemstones while stealthed.
  • The Topiary Lion can be tripped or webbed to stay in place. The Trip DC on Legendary Reaper is only about 25. It's very easy to trip the lion with the special gem, even on a pure caster.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 21 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣73 ♦130 ♥138 ♠146 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 28 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣110 ♦195 ♥207 ♠219 )
  • Conquest bonus: 35 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣183 ♦325 ♥345 ♠365 )

Loot

  • Chests: Two
    • One for defeating the Windmill; may contain named loot
    • One for defeating the Gnome Wizard
  • Collectables: 4–7
    • Two Adventurer's Packs in the camp west of where you meet Dame Alonsa (Note: May not always appear)
    • Fungus on the path up the hill (Note: May not always appear)
    • Two Fungi in the field past/below the Windmill
    • Fungus in the Gnome Wizard's room
    • Scroll Rack in the Gnome Wizard's room
  • NPC rewards: Standard; choose from 7

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 48.1.1
  • 2 years and 16 days
  • MrLizard
Rockslide Ring
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Ring  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Knight Who Cried Windmill, End Chest
Clearwater
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Docent  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Knight Who Cried Windmill, End chest
Cloak of Autumn
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Cloak  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Knight Who Cried Windmill, End chest
  • Update 52.0.2
  • 10 months and 30 days
  • Gavaleus
Legendary Rockslide Ring
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Ring  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Knight Who Cried Windmill, End Chest
Legendary Clearwater
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Docent  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Knight Who Cried Windmill, End Chest
Legendary Cloak of Autumn
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Cloak  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Knight Who Cried Windmill, End chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Air Mephit( view
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠8Elite OR Summoned by another mephit: ♦3Normal ♥3Hard ♠3Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Armond Allweather( view
Armond Allweather.png
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 ♠12Elite Gnome Gnome
Greater Air Mephit( view
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 • edit )
 ♦6Normal ♥8Hard ♠11Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite OR Summoned by another mephit: ♠6Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Pet Raven( view
Pet Raven.png
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 ♠10Elite Animal Raven
Summoned Air Elemental( view
Summoned Air Elemental.png
 • edit )
 ♠10Elite Elemental Air Elemental
Summoned Air Mephit( view
Summoned Air Mephit.png
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 ♠10Elite Air Outsider Mephit
Summoned Topiary Lion( view
Summoned Topiary Lion.png
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 ♠10Elite Plant Animated Object
Windmill( view
Windmill.png
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 ♠12Elite ♠63Epic Elite Construct Animated Object

External Links

Aldbar's Solo Walkthrough & Guide