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The Scoundrel's Run

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The Scoundrel's Run is more than a race, and many who compete win death for their efforts. Dare you accept this challenge?

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The Scoundrel's Run
Heroic level: 7
Epic level: None
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,500Solo/Casual ♦2,660Normal ♥2,820Hard ♠2,980Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Scoundrel's Run
Bestowed by: Rosie the Jinx
NPC contact: Rosie the Jinx
Quest acquired in: Three-Barrel Cove
Patron: The Free Agents
Base favor: 4
Purchase: Three-Barrel Cove or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

To get to the Smuggler's Run labyrinth, take the road out of camp. Use the left fork, proceed past the waterfall, and go through the northern mountain pass. The entrance is hidden in a forest west of a lagoon. You must recover all five pieces of Halokh hidden inside.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Acquire the five pieces of the Idol of Halokh
  • Reconstruct the Idol of Halokh on the pedestal
  • (Optional) Slay Boss Kharja — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣150 ♦266 ♥282 ♠298 )

What to Expect

  • Overlapping floors
  • Quest item collection (mandatory: 5 idol pieces)
  • Puzzles (mandatory: puzzle wheels and tile puzzle)

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Fire trap on chest in the northern lobe; control panel is on a pillar just before the chest, on the north wall (across from the mushroom)
  • Fire traps down the northern corridor and North-east lobe; a valve beyond them shuts them off

Tips and Misc

The completed Idol of Halokh
  • The barkeep in the Salty Wench tavern and in other taverns associated with House Deneith will lower their prices upon completion of this quest.
  • The Idol of Halokh is broken into five pieces scattered through the dungeon:
    • Legs of the Idol of Halokh
    • Tail of the Idol of Halokh
    • Right Claw of the Idol of Halokh
    • Left Claw of the Idol of Halokh
    • Head of the Idol of Halokh
  • When you find the tile puzzle, make sure to light up the "finishing" puzzle piece to lower the drawbridge and also run power over the lip to open the door at the bottom.
  • The Left Claw is North-east of the entrance, past the puzzle wheels.
    • The solution to the 4 puzzle wheels are only about 50 feet away from the puzzle, down either of the side tunnels.
  • Boss Kharja is down the corridor east of the puzzle wheels, and then north at the T-junction.
  • The Head is in the South-east lobe, behind the valve-locked gates (can be picked).
  • The Right Claw is in the North-east lobe, past the fire traps.
    • The nearby valve shuts off the fire traps and opens the doors to the south; only one character has to go through the traps to turn the valve
  • The Tail is in a room below the drawbridge, through a door opened by sending the rune power downwards below the drawbridge.
  • The Legs are down the southwest lobe. When you approach them, magical barriers will appear on either side of the tunnel and the four Large Earth Elementals nearby will spring to life; defeating them will drop the barriers. Make sure to keep the party together! The lever near the entrance drops the barriers (to avoid quest lock out in case someone dies fighting elementals).
  • Keep all five pieces till the end.

Walkthrough:
In this walk-through, you're going to hold all 5 pieces until the end. You could run back and place individual pieces on the altar (and use the only shrine in the quest) and then return to your last location, below, but it's not nearly as fast.

  1. Start by heading directly south, following the passage as it winds around and up. You can ignore the gate that you pass. When you see the mine elevator where you started (you're now a level above), turn left / west. Continue going west at the intersection, defeat the earth elementals, and get Legs.
  2. Backtrack a few steps to that last intersection, take a left then a right (both north) to the bridge, and solve the puzzle. (Don't forget final piece to unlock the gate.) Drop all the way down to the first floor and get Tail. (Off the left side of the bridge is a shorter fall to the second floor, then the ladder down to first floor.)
  3. Climb back up the ladder and head west. At the 4-way intersection head south. Take first left back to and across the bridge, then head south. Take first left east, jump over/through the fire traps (they come out of the low glowing yellow metal apertures), turn the valve and get Right Claw.
  4. Go back west through the deactivated fire traps, then south and solve the puzzle wheels (blue 1 turn, all others 4). The north alcove has the Left Claw.
  5. Head east, kill Boss Kharja and get the Iron Key from the lockbox in the northern alcove. Go south, use the iron key to open the locked gate, get Head. (Ignore the valve in hallway.)
  6. Backtrack north then west to the puzzle wheels, go south from there, drop down to the start. Place the pieces on the altar to finish.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 11 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣150 ♦266 ♥282 ♠298 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 21 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣225 ♦399 ♥423 ♠447 )
  • Conquest bonus: 32 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣375 ♦665 ♥705 ♠745 )

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Loot

  • Chests: 4
    • Two near Boss Kharja (a lockbox opened by an iron key dropped by Kharja, and a chest which appears after defeating him)
    • One in the westernmost lobe; spawns a scorpion ambush when opened
    • One in the north lobe; one-shot fire trap goes off when opened
  • Collectables: 10
    • Mushroom — south of the entrance, where the lower corridor turns east – behind the machineryIcon tooltip.pngSweet WhitecapDeadly FeverblanchPale Creeper
    • Adventurer's Pack — further down the corridor, where the upper corridor turns back northIcon tooltip.pngAmber VialVial of Pure WaterVial of ContagionString of Prayer BeadsSmall Wooden IdolIcon of KhyberPage Torn from a Research NotebookKhyber Prayer PamphletTome: Prophecies of KhyberSweet WhitecapDeadly FeverblanchPale Creeper
    • Mushroom — in the southern corridor, past the first valve-locked gate, behind the machineryIcon tooltip.pngSweet WhitecapDeadly FeverblanchPale Creeper
    • Adventurer's Pack — a bit down the corridor to the eastIcon tooltip.pngAmber VialVial of Pure WaterVial of ContagionString of Prayer BeadsSmall Wooden IdolIcon of KhyberPage Torn from a Research NotebookKhyber Prayer PamphletTome: Prophecies of KhyberSweet WhitecapDeadly FeverblanchPale Creeper
    • Adventurer's Pack — in the southeast lobe (near the Head)Icon tooltip.pngAmber VialVial of Pure WaterVial of ContagionString of Prayer BeadsSmall Wooden IdolIcon of KhyberPage Torn from a Research NotebookKhyber Prayer PamphletTome: Prophecies of KhyberSweet WhitecapDeadly FeverblanchPale Creeper
    • Crude Altar — east of the entranceIcon tooltip.pngAmber VialVial of Pure WaterVial of ContagionString of Prayer BeadsSmall Wooden IdolIcon of KhyberPage Torn from a Research NotebookKhyber Prayer PamphletTome: Prophecies of Khyber
    • Rubble — in the lobe north-east of the scorpion chestIcon tooltip.pngAmber VialVial of Pure WaterVial of ContagionString of Prayer BeadsSmall Wooden IdolIcon of KhyberPage Torn from a Research NotebookKhyber Prayer PamphletTome: Prophecies of KhyberSweet WhitecapDeadly FeverblanchPale Creeper
    • Rubble — on a ledge just past the drawbridgeIcon tooltip.pngAmber VialVial of Pure WaterVial of ContagionString of Prayer BeadsSmall Wooden IdolIcon of KhyberPage Torn from a Research NotebookKhyber Prayer PamphletTome: Prophecies of KhyberSweet WhitecapDeadly FeverblanchPale Creeper
    • Mushroom — in the northern lobe (near the trapped chest)Icon tooltip.pngSweet WhitecapDeadly FeverblanchPale Creeper
    • Adventurer's Pack — down the southwest tunnel, near the LegsIcon tooltip.pngAmber VialVial of Pure WaterVial of ContagionString of Prayer BeadsSmall Wooden IdolIcon of KhyberPage Torn from a Research NotebookKhyber Prayer PamphletTome: Prophecies of KhyberSweet WhitecapDeadly FeverblanchPale Creeper

NPC end rewards

Choose from a mixed set of items from the list below and randomly generated gear. Item quality has not been updated to current standards.

  • Pirate Treasure Map - Consumable - Before opening a chest, use this map, and for the next 15 seconds you will get a +1 bonus to the quality of random loot in the chests you open.
Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 years, 5 months, and 30 days
  • BugTime
Corsair's Cufflinks
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Bracers  5 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Three-Barrel Cove (heroic), End reward
  • Update 60.0.1
  • 10 months and 5 days
  • Bladedge
Corsair's Bandana
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Helm  5 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Three-Barrel Cove (heroic), End reward
Corsair's Galoshes
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Boots  5 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Three-Barrel Cove (heroic), End reward
  • Update 67
  • 2 months and 16 days
  • Venus
Brine Shaman's Staff
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Quarterstaff  6 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Three-Barrel Cove (heroic), End reward
Scoundrel's Longsword
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Long Sword  6 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Three-Barrel Cove (heroic), End reward
Scoundrel's Repeating Heavy Crossbow
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Repeating Heavy Crossbow  6 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Three-Barrel Cove (heroic), End reward
Scoundrel's Cutlass
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Scimitar  6 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Three-Barrel Cove (heroic), End reward
Scoundrel's Greatsword
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Great Sword  6 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Three-Barrel Cove (heroic), End reward
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Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Boss Kharja( view
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 ♦7Normal ♠13Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Greater Cave Bat( view
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠8Elite Animal Bat
Heavy Lifter( view
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 ♠10Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Large Earth Elemental( view
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 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠9Elite Elemental Earth Elemental
Large Monstrous Scorpion( view
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 ♦3Normal ♥5Hard ♠8Elite Vermin Scorpion
Minotaur Berserker( view
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 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Minotaur Lord( view
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 ♦8Normal ♥10Hard ♠13Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♠45Epic Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Minotaur Shaman( view
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 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Minotaur Warrior( view
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 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠9Elite Monstrous Humanoid Minotaur
Monarch Scorpion( view
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 ♦8Normal ♥10Hard ♠13Elite Vermin Scorpion
Night Scorpion( view
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 ♦4Normal ♥6Hard ♠10Elite Vermin Scorpion