A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound; HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants
Defuse or detonate all 15 mines. (Note: you must successfully defuse at least 1 mine to win this assault.)
You are set in a very large map and given a mine detector automatically at the start (you enter at H-9).
Mines are invisible until you step on top of them.
When you approach a mine it says "The mine detector signals there may be something nearby."
Shortly thereafter you will get a message "A Qiqirn mine's time-based fuse seems to have been activated somewhere...". You then have approximately 30 seconds after this "activation" before the bomb explodes.
As you walk around, the detector tells you how close you are by "Kachink"s:
Extremely Close: "Kachink!"
When you see the "Kachink!" message, stop moving, and then walk around just a step or 2 to get the bomb to pop. You will also hear a clicking sound which indicates you're in the right position.
When you are in the right position, the bomb will appear.
Touch the bomb before it explodes to defuse it. (Be quick - Remember it explodes only 30 seconds after it is first activated.)
Qiqirn roam the area.
They hit hard enough to be a threat to an unbuffed mage but have very low HP (about 1500 HP). Most melee could probably solo them easily.
1 Asuran Fists or Thunder IV takes about 75% of a Qiqirn's health.
The Qiqirn have extremely long but extremely narrow sight aggro. (You can easily invis yourself past them.)
When all 15 bombs have been defused/detonated, the Rune of Release appears at (H-9).
The more bombs you successfully defuse, the more Assault Points you get.
The mission fails if all 15 bombs explode.
Every member starts with a mine detector automatically, so it's possible to spread; there is no NPC or anything needed to trigger this.
The Qiqirn are very easy to solo, do very low dmg, and die very fast.
The mines themselves are not very dangerous. The damage can range anywhere from 1 damage to no more than 100 after several runthroughs.
It is possible to come close enough to a mine to trigger it through the walls or from the bridge section above (G-9).
Take care when sweeping a room if its walls come close to another room you have not yet checked.
You can drop through a hole in the bridge to the area below if you accidentally trigger a mine on the west side.
The Qiqirn track by scent. If you get aggro sleep the Qiqirn and deodorize yourself to lose aggro.