Over the last week, I have been taking Erdrique through some level 11 quests which includes the side quest in the Sands of Menechtarun. One of these quests is called Maraud the Mines. Maraud the Mines is a walk up quest in the zone of the desert occupied by the firebrand gnolls and on the way towards the quest Chain of Flames.
Erdrique getting help from his chaos beholder in Maraud the Mines.
The objective of the quest is quite simple, steal the gems and the ore from the firebrand gnolls. The quest is relatively short and filled with some firebrand gnolls, earth elementals, fire elementals, and some rust monsters. Now the gems and ore are found in crates and barrels which fall out when the containers are smashed. During this particular run, the rust monsters were protecting the stash of iron ore.
Now I know that the gnoll isn’t the brightest of all creatures, however, you would think they would know that setting up a bunch of rust monsters to protect a stash of iron ore ingots is probably not the wisest of ideas. I mean come on, you are essentially giving the rust monsters a nice tasty snack of what they love best!! Then again, you would think that would make the rust monsters all that more zealous in their guarding of the ore…hm..maybe it isn’t such a bad idea after all..
In either case, Maraud the Mines is a relatively simple quest that is straight forward to run once you realize the bridges overlap and as long as you don’t fall into the lava pit below…
Well that is it for now, thank you for your time reading and happy hunting in the desert!!