87 (Requires 87)
Kill Captain Ripflesh and 6 Blackmane Mercenaries.
- Captain Ripflesh slain
- Blackmane Mercenaries slain x6
After the mercenaries robbed us, most left.
But one of them... after the others took all we had, he ran the rest of us through. For sport!
Get justice for the fallen. Perhaps news of their death will raise my spirits enough to go on.
You'll find them just west of here.
(Captain Ripflesh: "The commander of the Blackmane Mercenaries.")
Are they dead? Have you dealt with them?
Ahh... they are dead. Already, I can feel my spirits lifting. Soon I will have the strength to return to the village.
- 129000 XP
Exit the village to the south and circle to the northeast. Start killing Azure Prickly Crawlers for the shell, Blackmane Brigands, Blackmane Trackers, and Blackmane Pillagers for Justice and a chance at the spices. South Sea Booty Barrels are all over the area near pirates. Then find Captain Ripflesh in the depression south of the pirate camp. He is a level 87 gnoll(!) with 537,000 health and acts as a hunter with , , and . He also has:
- Smoke Bomb! — Casts a smoke bomb, stunning nearby enemies for until cancelled. Instant. Cast at 50%. Also knocks players up in the air.
At 50% health:
- Ripflesh casts Smoke Bomb, knocking all players in the air, then disappears.
- Captain Ripflesh yells: Ha! Let's see if you can figure this out!
- Captain Ripflesh yells: Mirror... IMAGE!
- Ripflesh is hiding in one of the four barrels, and Gnoll Decoys are sitting on the other three.
Break one of the decoys:
- Captain Ripflesh yells: Ha! Fooled you!
Focus on him and finish him off:
- Captain Ripflesh says: How did you... figure... it out...
Head to the southwest to find waterfalls, with Lightfooted Snapclaws striding the water. Polished stones can be found underneath the waterfalls—several of which can be found uphill near the village.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.