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As a Saurok, I’ve had a lot of fun leaping around Ihgaluk Crag… that is until I found this pick-up quest The Crumbled Chamberlain. I skipped doing any new quests the first day (as I was already exalted but a new stage had opened up) so I didn’t see what the quest entailed. However, when I went to pick it up the next day, I was in for some angst.
The quest (which starts with the Head of the Chamberlain) requires you to collect the remaining pieces of his statue:
You there! Assist me.
In life I was the Royal Chamberlain for his majesty, the Thunder King. For my dedication, I was condemned to this stone form, forever forced to watch over a portion of his wealth.
Someone has desecrated my glorious body and sent pieces of it across the island. The thought of spending an eternity as nothing more than a head depresses me.
Search the island, recover these pieces and I shall grant you one of his majesty’s treasures.
The first time I did this was a couple of days ago when I was leaping around the crag. I had located the gearbox on top of a cliff and was working my way up to get it when Coolidge had looted it, causing it to despawn. From there, I had to go looking for its next location. To my dismay it was at the top of a nearby cliff. By the time I was working my way up there, it had despawned again. The third location was on a low rock by the shore but as I was about to reach it, someone else had grabbed it.
Blizzard, you got some explainin’ to do!
I figured I would go back to the second location and wait until it respawned again but first, I had to work my way to the top. My mountain climbing (or should I say leaping) skills must be improving as I manoeuvred my way up before too long. However, the wait left a lot to be desired… I was probably waiting 10-15mins before it reappeared at my feet. In that time, Coolidge had managed to find the other three pieces and hand his quest in before my first piece reappeared. I was so close to just dropping it when Cool told me about The Crumble Bundle. All I had to do was complete the quest in 10mins… Psh! Fat chance if it’s on top of one of these cliffs in the Crag.
The next day I tried looking for the quest again as I found the quest earlier on my hunter but didn’t pick it up as I figured I would just complete it on my priest. However, it wasn’t in the same location that I saw it earlier in the Crag. Later that night I read this…
We’ve pushed an adjustment to “The Crumbled Chamberlain” quest. It’ll get picked up on server restart. The pieces will stay put each day. :)
— Dave Kosak (@DaveKosak) March 20, 2013
Hallelujah! It was then that I realised it’s a weekly quest so I decided to do it on my hunter after all. Luckily there were no high cliff locations this time. The only one I had a bit of difficulty with was the one in the new area. Since it was the last piece I needed, I was making pretty good time until that last location. Later that evening, I logged onto my mage to try for the achievement.
Picking up the first three pieces was pretty quick but again, that last piece caused me a lot of grief. Seriously, as a goblin, I had a lot of problems climbing up the rocks. I couldn’t even zoom out that far – all I saw were rocks and niches. How do gnomes and dwarfs do this type of quest normally? As I anticipated, the timer ran out when I was trying to get that fourth piece. So I abandoned the quest to try it again. I even had the hindsight to pick up the quest in the new area since I knew if I could make good time there, the rest would be easy. On my third attempt, I picked up the first piece pretty quickly – all that practice finally paid off. By the time I had all five, I raced down to the cave with a little less than two minutes on the clock.
Here’s Cymre as she discovered the entrance to the cave for the first time.
Once you’re exalted with the Tillers and best friends with every member of the Tillers Union, you can kill an Enormous Cattail Grouper for a bonus quest. Killing one in Cattail Lake will drop an Old Map which you can hand into Fish Fellreed for more info. Just what I like – another treasure hunt.
Fish suggests talking to some of the residents in Halfhill about the clues and then meeting up with her again to pinpoint the location of the treasure. It appears to be in a cave nearby.
Even with a level 90 Echoweb Toxiclaw guarding the chest, he proved no match for Cymre Jones.
The best part is you get to keep Old Man Thistle’s Treasure which contains 100G as well as one of each blue quality gem and a primal diamond. After exiting the cave (hearthing is the cheapest option as the cave is blocked soon after you enter), you take Old Man Thistle’s Almanac to Seedkeeper Shing Sing at Halfhill which earns you the achievement Ain’t Lost No More.
Wow, what a day. I was determined to get my 20th item tonight when I managed to find my 19th item earlier today. I was sure that the Ancient Pandaren Fishing Charm would be one of my 20 items when it happened to be my first and only one on the beta. It’s funny how things turn out though.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get credit for both the Pick and the Hammer. I wasn’t sure which one wasn’t counting at the time but it appears that it was the Mining Pick which doesn’t make that much of a difference with getting the odd gem.
Phew! I made it.
In the end I needed another 11 items to get the achievement but at least I have it now.
Cymre Jones – Relic Hunter… doesn’t that have a nice ring to it? :D