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Machinery of War

Written by B@rt

Type: Spawning quest
Level required: 50
Location: Thais
Premium: No
Reward: Experience(1k for every good achievement, 2k for the first rank advance(Henchman), 3k for the second(Mercenary), 5k for the third (Orc Butcher), 7k for the fourth and last (War Hero)
Duration: Long (> 2 hours)
Notes: You will face more creatures, but the ones noted are the ones at the actual quest and not on the road to get there.


Required items

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Bricklayers Kit Bricklayers Kit 44
Fire Bug Fire Bug 1


Creatures

Orc
Orc
70 HP
25 Exp
Orc Berserker
Orc Berserker
210 HP
195 Exp
Orc Leader
Orc Leader
450 HP
270 Exp
Orc Rider
Orc Rider
180 HP
110 Exp
Orc Shaman
Orc Shaman
115 HP
110 Exp
Orc Spearman
Orc Spearman
105 HP
38 Exp
Orc Warlord
Orc Warlord
950 HP
670 Exp
Orc Warrior
Orc Warrior
125 HP
50 Exp
Poacher
Poacher
90 HP
70 Exp
Snake
Snake
15 HP
10 Exp
War Wolf
War Wolf
140 HP
55 Exp
     

Quest guide

Important information



There are some things you must know about this quest, because this quest is unique in it's kind, there are no missions, you are a real soldier in this orc war, you dont need to do every mission just once, but more then 20 times! and, certain missions can only be done once a day (or longer!)

Signing up for the Orc War



If you live in thais, you probably heard npc Baxter yelling "Volenteer for the orc war!" go to him and tell him you want to join, you can find Baxter here:

map



Chatlog
You: Hi
Baxter: LONG LIVE KING TIBIANUS!
You: Mission
Baxter: We've got a rat problem in the sewers. In the name of our glorious king, I'm paying 1 blinking piece of gold for every freshly killed rat you bring me. ...
Baxter: You seem strong! Do you want to help fighting the orcs? They prepare themselves for war! We need everyone who's capable of killing greenskins! Ask me about the orc war if you are interested.
You: Orc war
Baxter: I hope you know where to find orc land!! There are various things that you can do for your country! First of all, we need to establish some outposts that need to be maintained. ...
Baxter: For that, you can buy bricklayer kits from me. Just tell me if you need some. Secondly, the orcs are building ballistae, catapults and siege towers for their attack! Set them on fire! ...
Baxter: Thirdly, we need to find out what they are planning. Go find the current war plans! Actually they are not THAT smart, so they don't change them very often. Ask me first before you are headingthere for nothing! ...
Baxter: That would be all for the moment. Oh I forgot, you collect achievement points while you're on duty. Ask me regularly about them, you might get a promotion if you're doing well!
You: Bye


War Plans


If you're lucky, the war plans havent been brought to Baxter yet the past 2 days, always check this at Baxter when you're near him.

Chatlog
You: Hi
Baxter: LONG LIVE KING TIBIANUS!
You: War Plans
Baxter: We already know their current plan! Come back in a few days. By then they might have changed their plans and I will have a mission for you.

If you get this, you're unlucky and will have to wait a few days.

Chatlog
You: Hi
Baxter: LONG LIVE KING TIBIANUS!
You: War Plans
Baxter: The orcs are moving their troops. We need to know what they are up to! Go to the orc fortress. There should be some kind of blackboard somewhere. Study it and tell metheir plans!

If you get this, go to the Orc Fortress as fast as you can.

The maps will start from venore, follow this way to the fortress:

map



Passed the wyvern mountain there will be orcs of every type except Orc Warlords.

map


Some Orcs, Orc Warriors and 1 Orc Berserker here.

map


Lots of Orc Berserkers, Orc Shamans and Orc Spearman here.

map


On this road you will encounter Orcs, Orc Warriors, Orc Spearman, Orc Berserkers, Orc Leaders, Orc Shaman, War Wolfs and in the last room (end of the blue line) there will be 3 Orc Warriors and a blackboard with strange carvings on it, these are the War Plans. Go there and use the blackboard.

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Now go back to Baxter, he will give you 1000 exp each time you complete the war plans mission.

Burning the Siege Towers, Catapults and Ballistae.



When you joined the orc war, you wont have to ask Baxter everytime for a mission in order to burn the Siege Towers, Catapults and Ballistae. Take a Fire Bug and go to the Orc Fortress, you can find the burnable artillery here:

map


White cirkel = Ballistae (8)
Red cirkel = Catapults (8)
Black cirkel = Siege Towers (2)

There is no need to bring more then 1 fire bugs, it wont break like it does on the wheat fields.

If you did correct, when you used the firebuy on the object, they will look like this:

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NOTE: you must use the fire bug on the south east corner of the object, otherwise it won't work.

NOTE 2: Once the items have been burned, they will stay burning for about 6 houres, so if someone did it before you, all you can do is wait.

Repairing the outposts



You will need Bricklayer Kits for this, 44 to fix all the outposts once. There are 6 outposts, you can find them here:

map


Fix the broken walls by using a bricklayer kit on them, once you fixed a building you will get this message:

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Then orcs will spawn in waves near the building:

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Here are the waves you will get:
1. Orc Berserkers (2-4)
2. Orc Warriors (5-8)
3. Orc Berserkers (3) and Orc Shamans (2)
4. Orc Riders (4-8)
5. Orc Warriors (5-8) and Orc Shamans (2) and an Orc Leader (0-1)
6. Orc Berserkers (3-5) and Orc Shamans (3) and an Orc Warlord (1)

The waves might be a bit different because it's rather random, but the Orc Warlord is always last.(apart from building B, there never spawns an Orc Warlord)

The outposts you fixed will break down again very fast, don't worry, this is supposed to happen.

Achievements


Chatlog
You: Hi
Baxter: LONG LIVE THE KING!
You: Achievement
Baxter: You should try harder!! this is not some game, this is a real WAR!
You: Bye

You will get this message from Baxter when you didnt do enough, when you do this you will get rewarded for your achievements:

There are certains ways on how to get rank achievements in this quest:
1. Fix all the outposts and burn the Siege Towers, Ballistae and Catapults
2. Fix all the outposts twice.
3. Burn the Siege Towers, Ballistae and Catapults twice.
You will recieve 1000 experience each time you do this and report back at Baxter.

and once you are a "War Hero":
4. Burn the Siege Towers, Ballistae once.
5. Fix the Outposts once.
You will recieve 2000 experience each time you do this and report back at Baxter.

NOTE: The War Plans do NOT count as achievements in this quest, it is yet unknown what they are good for apart from gaining experience, but they do not give you rank advances!

Ranks



When you join the war you wont get any rank, get 3.000 experience from Baxter to become a Henchman, you will get 2.000 experience when you take this advancement, note that this experience will not count with the following advancement.

Get 6.000 experience from Baxter to become a Mercenary, you will get 3.000 experience for this advancement, this will not count in the next rank advancement

Get 12.000 experience from Baxter to become an Orc Butcher, you will get 5.000 experience for this advancement, this will not count in the next rank advancement.

Get 15.000 experience from Baxter to become a War Hero, the highest possible rank, you will get 7000 experience for this advancement.

It is unknown yet if there are any "real" rewards, but once they get discovered, we will be the first to have that spoiler!