JONAS DAGMIRE'S SKELETAL HAND

This somewhat involved quest is for a very nice Aug!

You must be Level 65 to undertake this quest!

All you do is a series of solo tasks that award you the various bones and then do the combines... a very simple statement, but it its a bit more involved than it sounds.

These tasks have a series of hidden flags. In short, you must do every task (even if it only awards faction/XP) in order to "open" up the proper reward(s) in later tasks. Each task (on the same island) will open up a new reward option on the next task (no matter what order you do them).

Anyway, this task-series is outlined below by sets of tasks on each of the islands (in The Buried Sea zone). Most of these tasks can be pursued simultaneously and the XP is pretty good. Even better, as a Level 75 Tacvi/Anguish geared Paladin, I found that I was able to actually solo yellow con trash MOB's. Slow going, but possible (unless otherwise noted, all the MOB's range from Level 68 to level 77).

Also, you sometimes luck up and find others leaving task items to rot, and you can simply loot them for your updates.

The big set back is the bag space needed, before the final combines, so be prepared for bag space issues!

NOTE: You do not have to do the islands in the order noted. Nor do you have to do the tasks in any certain order or grouped by any certain island. You can do any task in any sequence you please. The order and sequence below is simply to make things easier, faster and less confusing! If you do the tasks other than the order I note below, the points for which I tell you to do combines may not apply, however!

NOTE: I found this one of the more enjoyable and rewarding tasks I have ever done. It killed a lot of birds with one stone! It increases Smuggler faction, gains you a really nice Aug, is not impossibly difficult, does not require a lot of running zone to zone, is not overly difficult (I soloed most of it as a Paladin) and it was good XP.

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JONAS DAGMIRE'S SKELETAL HAND: Magic, Lore, No Trade, Augmentation Type 7 or 8, Hand only, Weight 0.0; 15 AC, 10 STR, 10 DEX, 10 STA, 10 CHA, 10 WIS, 10 INT, 10 AGI; 135 HP, 135 MANA, 135 END; 10 FIRE, 10 DIS, 10 COLD, 10 MAGIC, 10 POISON; Regen 4) 

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STATUS: Completed and verified!

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THE QUEST

1)  FACTION: You will need faction (indifferent or better) with the "Blacksail Smugglers."

You need to be able to buy a Bone Joint Compound (Lore, No Trade, 10-Slot Large, 0% Weight Reduction, Weight 0.8) from Halon Griere (Level 75), but don't buy it right now.

It costs 10 Doubloon (Magic, Weight 0.0).

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2) EARN DOUBLOONS: You will eventually need to buy seven (7) of the Bone Joint Compound.

Thus, you will need 70 Doubloons to finish this task.

Doubloons are tradable and it appears that the items you can buy with them are offered on a pure faction basis (meaning you may not have to earn them yourself).

To earn Doubloons on your own, simply undertake group missions. Any mission(s) will do. You choose.

NOTE: It very much appears that the instanced zones not only have the same MOB's for the most part, but the MOB's also drop task items! Unfortunately, they don't appear to count towards other task(s) updates (re: collect, loot....).

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3) THE BURIED SEA: With little exception, this entire quest takes place in this zone.

If you look at the map, the zone consists of eight (8) islands.

For reference purposes, you need to know the "name" of each island and where it is at.

They are as follows:

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4) JARDEL'S HOOK TASKS:

NOTE: If you can get all nine tasks at the same time, it is a very good idea to do so!

Drop old tasks that have no completed steps, if you need to!

These tasks are:

NOTE: If you are cramped by task space limitations, the following tasks can be obtained after you obtain the drops: "Low on Rum" (this does not require looting them as a step).

NOTE: If you are still cramped by task space limitations, do the following tasks first, last, or individually: "Deliver the Goods," "Snake Milk" and "The Meek Shall What?" (they are not "intertwined" with the other tasks above and cannot be accomplished at the same time). 

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4A) BARREN COAST: First, lets get the task that takes you to another zone out of the way.

You are looking for Silverlip Jim (Level 65). He is located under the docks (furthest north, along the shore).

Give him the Package of Goods.

This will cause three (3) A Blacksail Brigand (Level 65 to 75) to spawn. They will come running from the north.

You will need to kill at least the "troll" model version, as it drops the Bill of Sale (Lore, No Trade, Magic, Weight 0.1) that you need.

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4B) THE BURIED SEA: Now lets get the easy task out of the way.

As a Paladin, I did this with ease on my horse, while levitated. However, you cannot be invis to do this.

NOTE: I had the Bucket of Slop on my cursor and clicked it in the air (to "drop" it) at the proper location. However, I understand it can simply be in your inventory and "work" (drop) on it's own.

At the very southern tip of the island (eastern tip) are some large rocks by the water. The Bucket of Slop is "dumped" on the beach, near the water, at this location. After you dump the slop, A Scavenging Coralisk (Level 76 to 77) will spawn and come after you. You do NOT have to engage it.

NOTE: At least one person has informed me that you now have to actually kill one of these MOB's as a task step. Can anyone verify this?

Simply run back out over the water (avoids and helps loose aggro) and head back to Bill, hail him for another Bucket of Slop, run back over the water to the "dump spot" and then repeat this process until you have done this four (4) times.

No Invis needed.

Aggro is easily out ran and as long as you stay over the water between the dump spot and Bill, (this way, you will not pick up more MOB's).

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4C) Now you need to find and kill any type of "sea snakes" (Level 69 to 72) until you loot five (5) Sea Snake Venom Sac (No Trade, Weight 0.3).

They are not that common. They are most easily found in the water near the port in (Pyramid, south-western middle area of the island) from Katta Castrum, in the cove. They can be pulled out of the water.

The various A Sea Turtle (Level 50) are place holders for the snakes.

NOTE: You can work on the next step while here, by killing the various pirates near the Pyramid, as well.

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4D) Now you can work on the remaining tasks at the same time. The best place to do this is on the east side of the island, at the ship on the beach.

Pull and kill pirates from inside the ship until you have:

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4E) Now you can wrap up this island.

Head back to the various task givers and do the hails and turn-ins for the rewards.

Don't worry, you will not be able to claim a reward you all ready have (unless you have combined some of them all ready), as all of thee bones are lore.

You should end up with the following items:

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4F) Head over to Halon Griere.

NOTE: Have a bag slot open!

Buy a Bone Joint Compound from Halon.

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4G) Now combine the "bones" from Step 4E (all except the "thumb" item) to make Jonas Dagmire's Skeletal Backhand (Magic, Lore, No Trade, Augmentation, Type 7 or 8, 5 AC, 5 STR, 5 DEX, 5 STA, 5 CHA, 5 WIS, 5 INT, 5 AGI, 40 HP. 40 MANA, 40 END, Weight 0.0).

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5) BLACKSAIL FOLLY TASKS:

There are five tasks to get this time, as follows:

NOTE: If you are cramped by task space limitations, you may consider doing the "Recruitment Letters" task last. While I have not tested the theory, the first step is to "find" (not "loot") the letters, so it may be possible to get the task afterwards and receive credit for the task items in your inventory. If anyone tries this, let me know if this worked or not, please.

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5B) Head to the "Blacksail Folly" island and set up camp near the fort doors (right side worked well for me).

Kill the various MOB's until you have:

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5C) Now head back to Logan Grimm.

Hail him and do the turn-ins to finish these tasks.

You should get the following three items:

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6) REDFEATHER ISLE TASKS:

There are five tasks to get this time, as follows:

NOTE: If you are cramped by task space limitations, the following tasks can be obtained after you obtain the drops: "Regrua Shell Armor," "Ahoy! Treasures Washed Ashore," "Raptors, Basilisk and Pumas, Oh My!" and "A Red Plumed Hat" (these tasks do not require looting them as a step, they merely require "collecting" them... thus upon getting the tasks, you will get immediate credit for all task items that are in your inventory).

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6A) Get the easy tasks done first.

Using invis and levitate, it is a simple thing to run about the island and the smaller islands around it for the "explore" updates ("Charting Redfeather Isle" task).

As you are doing this, you may also see five (5) A Waterlogged Chest (Level 1) near the water on the beach (around the island). One of them may be in the water, but if you have a good map, they are all marked.

Open them and loot the items inside for the those updates. The items you need to loot from them are:

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6B) Now you need to kill MOB's for the rest.

Set up camp along the shore of the island and pull and kill the various puma, basilisks, regrua, aviak and raptor MOB's until you have (all Level 67 or higher):

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6C) Now head back to the task givers for the hails and hand ins to get your rewards.

You should get:

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7) DEADBONE REEF TASKS:

There are five tasks to get this time, as follows:

NOTE: If you are cramped by task space limitations, only "Hidden Riches" and "Rumours of a Flame" involve common MOB's, thus, they are the only two that are beneficial to do at the same time. 

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7A) Before you get to this island, use Invisible to Undead to run about (above water) the sunken ships in the "cove" area for some task updates ("Hidden Riches" task).

Then find the underwater cave (on the south side of the inner cove area -- not to be confused with the cave a bit further south -- its the cave that literally goes straight down into the sea floor), swim down it and then back out for another task update ("Rumours of Flame" task).

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7B) Now to finish the remaining tasks.

Set up camp on the the beach near the cover area. Pull and kill MOB's from the area of the three ships and the beach itself, until you have (all Level 67 or higher):

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7C) Now head back to Sid to do the hail and hand-ins for your rewards.

You should get:

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8) MAIDEN'S GRAVE TASKS:

There are four tasks to get this time, as follows:

NOTE: If you are cramped by task space limitations, accomplish these three tasks before the tasks noted in 8A.

NOTE: If you are cramped by task space limitations, "The Lost Crew" task can be obtained after you have acquired the task items (the task requires that you "collect" them, not "loot" them... so you will get credit for the items in you inventory, when you acquire the task later).

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8A) BARREN COAST: You are looking for Merchant Wain (Level 65).

Hail him and follow along or just try saying "Yes" and "Acceptable" to get the two tasks called "Siren Combs" and "Siren Hair."

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8B) THE BURIED SEA: Do the easy tasks first.

First up, invis and levitate and hop on your horse.

Now be ready to run and run (even if you get aggro, it's easy to out run and loose aggro here, just have another invis potion ready) and visit the following locations:

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8C) Now dive into the water. Swim around and near the perimeter of the main island and keep a watchful eye out for A Waterlogged Chest (Level 1).

They do not spawn in consistent locations (so don't trust any map notations).

Further, you cannot open them unless you have this task.

You need to find four (4) of them, open them and loot four (4) Bundle of Sea Charts (No Trade, Weight 0.1).

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8D) Now you need to obtain four (4) Sailor Remains (No Trade, Weight 1.0).

There are two ways to do this.

One is to simply to kill the undead (at the undead beach, see above step) and loot them.

The other way can be a lot easier.

Walk about the top of the outer islands (see above step) and once in a while you will see an emote about a "pile of bones" being nearby.

If so, stop and look about the ground carefully. They are hard to see, but look like three tiny (real tiny) bones sticking up out of the ground. This can take a little time, but is a lot safer.

Once you find where one spawns, you can simply wait on them to respawn (which seems to be at least 15 minutes or more).

I chose a combination of both options. I found two ground spawns and then killed undead for the other two.

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8E) Now to finish the last two tasks, which involves killing various "Siren" MOB's.

You need to kill them until you loot four (4) Siren Comb (Weight 0.1) and four (4) Lock of Siren Hair (Weight 0.1) (not to be confused with Siren Hair or a tradeskill item of the same name).

It appears that the Siren Comb only drop off the light blue con (to a Level 75, eastern side of island) Sirens, while the Lock of Siren Hair only drop off the dark blue con (to a Level 75, western side of island) Sirens.

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8F) Now head back to Pirate Smythe and Captain Pete to do the hails and turn-ins for the task rewards.

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8G) BARREN COAST: Now head to Merchant Wain to hail and turn-in for the task rewards.

You should have obtained the following:

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9) MONKEY ROCK TASKS:

While you are here, you are looking for Trophy Hunter Locke (Level 80).

He is at the Freetide camp (near the middle docks).

Hail him and follow along, or just try saying, "Tasks" to get his five tasks, as follows:

NOTE: If you are cramped by task space limitations, none of these tasks involve killing the same MOB's, so the only benefit to getting them all at the simultaneously, is to save time running back and forth to Locke.

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9B) THE BURIED SEA: Do the explore task first.

Invis, levitate and hop on your horse and haul butt about the island as follows:

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9C) Now you can simply kill various types of MOB's for the task items you need as follows:

NOTE: Good news is that there is a merchant at the Druid Rings, so you can sell off excess loot, with ease.

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9D) BARREN COAST: Now head back to Trophy Hunter Locke.

Hail him and do the turn-ins for the task rewards.

You should end up with:

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10) SUNCREST RIDGE TASKS:

While you are here (Barren Coast), you are looking for Brynden Snow (Level 65).

He is in a tent at the Freetide camp (near the middle docks).

Hail him and follow along, or just try saying, "Obtaining" to get his five tasks, as follows:

NOTE: If you are cramped by task space limitations, you can wait and get the "Steamdrake Potions" and "The Abandoned Relics" tasks later. Both of these tasks do not require "looting" items, merely "collecting" them. Thus, once you do get the tasks, you will get full credit for any task items in your inventory.

NOTE: If you need to clear up some bag space, you should be able to do Step 11A and 11C at this point, if you followed this guide as it is listed.

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10A) THE BURIED SEA: Now do the easy explore (mapping) task first.

Invis, levitate and hop on your horse and haul butt about the island as follows:

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10B) You now need to kill various MOB's about the island until you have...

NOTE: Of the above items, a few of them are "collected" rather than "looted." This means that you can actually "collect" them in advance of having or getting the task (you may even find some on merchants and simply buy them, or find them for sale in the Bazaar).

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10C) BARREN COAST: Head back to Brynden Snow (Level 65) to do the hail and turn-ins for the final rewards!

You should end up with:

NOTE: There have been some indications of a bug where some players are not getting all three items. If this is the case, it can should be remedied by simply doing the "Mapping Suncrest Ridge" task again (easy explore task).

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11) THE BURIED SEA: Head over to Halon Griere.

NOTE: Have a bag slot open!

Buy a Bone Joint Compound from Halon.

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11A) You should now have all four "Long Finger" parts.

Combine them in the Bone Joint Compound to make Jonas Dagmire's Skeletal Long Finger (Magic, Lore, No Trade, Augmentation, Type 7 or 8, 5 AC, 5 AGI, 20 HP. 20 MANA, 20 END, 5 DIS, 5 POISON, Weight 0.0).

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11B) Buy another Bone Joint Compound from Halon.

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11C) You should now have all four "Ring Finger" parts.

Combine them in the Bone Joint Compound to make Jonas Dagmire's Skeletal Ring Finger (Magic, Lore, No Trade, Augmentation, Type 7 or 8, 5 DEX, 20 HP. 20 MANA, 20 END, 5 MAGIC, 5 POISON, Regen 2, Weight 0.0).

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11D) Buy another Bone Joint Compound from Halon.

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11E) You should now have all four "Little Finger" parts.

Combine them in the Bone Joint Compound to make Jonas Dagmire's Skeletal Little Finger (Magic, Lore, No Trade, Augmentation, Type 7 or 8, 5 AC, 5 STA, 20 HP. 20 MANA, 20 END, 5 FIR, Weight 0.0).

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11F) Buy another Bone Joint Compound from Halon.

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11G) You should now have all four "Forefinger" parts.

Combine them in the Bone Joint Compound to make Jonas Dagmire's Skeletal Forefinger (Magic, Lore, No Trade, Augmentation, Type 7 or 8, 5 CHA, 5 WIS, 5 INT, 20 HP. 20 MANA, 20 END, 5 DIS, 5 COLD, Weight 0.0).

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11H) Buy another Bone Joint Compound from Halon.

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11I) You should now have all three "Thumb" parts.

Combine them in the Bone Joint Compound to make Jonas Dagmire's Skeletal Thumb (Magic, Lore, No Trade, Augmentation, Type 7 or 8, 5 AC, 5 STR, 15 HP. 15 MANA, 15 END, 5 FIR, 5 COLD, Weight 0.0)..

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11J) Buy another Bone Joint Compound from Halon.

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11K) Now combine the four finger, thumb and backhand to make Jonas Dagmire's Skeletal Hand! Gratz!

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