|Of Merchants and Monsters|
15 Rift Crystals
"Foul beasts lurk within the mine. Clear them out so that merchants might safely use the route through the mountain."
- Go into the mine and find the mechanism that opens the mine's gate.
- Report back to Alon
- Clear the Mine of Monsters (3 Ogres)
WalkthroughEditA lantern is recommended to be used inside the mine. Following the wall on your left to the southeast takes you to a locked gate with a pressure plate in front of it. Stand on it for a moment to have the path opened for you and to find Quarry Key inside.
Go back and take the path in the middle. A few bandits will be waiting for you. Dispatch of them and venture west into the Abandoned Mine section. Loot the chests and table for some items and gold. Killing all the undesired guests now will make the second part of the quest faster to complete.
The door south can be opened with the Quarry Key you found earler. Undead Warriors await in the corridors beyond. Take them out and proceed south to a lever. Using the lever will open the passage back into the main part of the quarry. Proceed south in either the corridor or the cave and prepare for the Ogre guarding the gate you need to open.
If you are having trouble fighting the Ogre you could try climbing on its back. The creature hates this and will attempt to jump down on its back trying to crush you. The move can be anticipated by watching the Ogre's arms as it will swing them out to its sides and crouch a bit before doing the jump. Jump off before it lands and proceed to punish its head while it lies squirming on the ground.
After the Ogre has been killed you only need to stand on the pressure plate next to the gate and the path will open. Report back to Alon.
Next you only need to dispose of the remaining two Ogres in the quarry. They can get quite close to each other so you may want to lure the first one down the ledge it stands next to and take the fight to the larger section of the mine. It is quite easy to one shot the ogre in the loop section of the quarry by simply grabbing the single exploding barrel in the cart near the ogre, then quickly tossing it into the exploding bundle of barrels located to the right of the monster. If you did not aggro the beast earlier, he will be hunched over near the wall and you will be able to walk right up with the barrel and do the deed. Make sure you toss the barrel from a safe distance.
After the Ogres are defeated, proceed to report back to Alon.
- Alon will set up shop inside the Quarry once the quest is accomplished.
- The Quarry can be used as a shortcut between east and southwest Gransys.
- The quest's name is a reference to John Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men'.