Located in the Salt Barrens, this quest requires one to be level 31+. The questgiver, Hareph, is the target of the prerequisite "breadcrumb" quest The Missing Zeraphi, given by Jasha the Sly in Zeryphesh after defeating the Artificer and completing the Artifice of Evil main plot quest, thereby gaining access to the Empty Quarter and thus the Salt Barrens. Hareph wants you to take his explosives into Swarm Point to rescue any of his teammates you can find.
Offer Text Edit
I'm so relieved you have arrived! My crew and I journeyed to this outpost to deal with the increasingly aggressive Skara.
I remained here to fashion additional explosives while my crew investigated the stacks, but they never returned. I have been unable to leave here because of the swarming Skara.
Please take these explosives with you and journey to Swarm Point, and search for any surviving Zeraphi and help them in any way you can!
Gold: 1849 Fame: 1260
Initial Quest Goal Edit
Find and aid the missing crew.
Inside Swarm Point Edit
Ah, Hareph sent you with some explosives. Finally some good news!
Don't bother looking for the rest of the crew - I'm the only one that survived.
There's something wrong with some of the hives - they seem to be infected. You'll need to locate the rigged hives and detonate them, then descend into the Brood Hive itself and destroy any infected eggs you find. Perhaps you will discover what has been blighting the eggs!
This is a great task, but it must be done. We will all be in your debt.
New Quest Goals Edit
Use the explosives to blow up the Infected Skara Nests.
Gaining Entrance to the Brood Hive Edit
To access the Brood Hive, first blow up the three Infected Skara Nests. After this, you get a new quest objective to be completed inside the Brood Hive.
Final Quest Goals Edit
Smash the Eggs in the Skaran Hive and destroy the corrupting influence, whatever it may be.
Inside the Brood Hive Edit
The Brood Hive contains many clutches of Eggs along the path - smash them like Urns to gain treasure inside of each. In the end of the cave there is a large clutch of Eggs - when they are smashed, the Encrusted Guardian, a huge Sand Hulk, will rise from the ground and attack you. Destroy him to complete the quest - a red portal to the Salt Barrens will open up allowing you to quickly return to Zeryphesh and speak with Hareph to claim your reward.
Quest Completion Text Edit
You have eliminated the problem! Wonderful!
If you hadn't been victorious, the blight might have spread to other hives in the barrens.
I've spoken to Jasha about your deeds, and she would like to invite you into our trading circle. You may now purchase rare items from her - at a discount, of course.
Thank you, traveler! You have done us a great service.
Final Quest Reward Edit
Gold: 100 Fame: 2700 Vendor Access: Jasha the Sly
Bonus Follow Up Quest Edit
If you destroy all the eggs, Hareph gives you a bonus quest, immediately completed, which gives your choice of three high-level (usually rank 3) random scroll spells.
Oh, and you destroyed so many eggs! Here's a bonus.
Bonus Follow Up Quest Reward Edit
XP: 1320 Fame: 1320 Choice of Random Spell Scroll