4.0 Jakra Lan Quest: Wilderness Clothing
Before i start delving into the system design and what will be involved take a read over the background story of Jakra Lan. This will set the stage for the quest and why it is located in the Ranger Lodge.
THE JAKRA LAN EPIC QUEST
There was a great hunter once called Jakra Lan. He spent all his life perfecting the art of the hunt. Coming up with ingenious ways of creating unique items that enhanced his abilities far beyond that of a normal humanoid. Until now, his techniques and life work where thought to be lost. There was a rumour that jakra was eaten alive by the fabled Gorax of endor, other reports say he killed the Gorax and decided that was it, he could not perfect his 'art' any more and simply walked off into the sunset, never to be seen again.
Over the years tales of Jakras hunts have become legendary in the ranger world. People speak of his great hunts around camp fires at night empowering the listeners with hope and potential glory. Although the stories range from month long hunts stalking a single prey to tracking heards across the sun drenched fields of dantooine, there is one thing that lingers in shadows, bathed in secrecy and obscurity but features in each story: Jakra's Wilderness Clothing.
Jakra's clothing is as legendary as the stories of his hunts. His clothing was rumoured to have enhanced properties that pushed his physical and mental abilities far beyond his normal state. Not much is know this clothing. Where it came from, how it is made and how Jakra came across the items needed to craft it. One thing that is known however is that the clothing requires 5 items that only Jakra knows how to make, each peice requiring an additional 2 rare pieces to make. This makes a collective list of 10 items needed, all from rare creatures from 5 different planets that often are never seen by even the most experienced of hunters.
Again, the mystery of the clothing has left many questions unanswered and information that was percieved to be lost forever. That is until two weeks ago. There is a rumour that a trandosian hunter came across an old man in the wild living in a cabin wearing clothing that resembled Jakras clothing and although old in aprearance this man was far more agile than the hunter. The old man told stories of great hunts and said he knows things that no other humanoid knows, he has seen places and killed creatures that no one has ever looked at before. He knows of ways to perfect the hunt and is willing to share his knowledge now, with hunters that prove themselves in the wilderness.
Could this be Jakra? Could this old man be the legendary figure that so many camp fire stories depict? The feeling in the wind is that it is, Jakra has surfaced again and is willing to share his secrets of his unique clothing with hunters that impress him and prove they are worthy of the title; ranger.
So there you have it, it looks like Jakra has returned at last and is willing to share the screts of his wilderness clothing with the rangers who manage to prove themselves to him. The rumour of Jakras apearance has spread like wildfire within the ranger community, not least because of the mouthy Trandosian hunter who claims to have found him. As it stands the Hunter is resting in the confines of the Ranger Lodge and is willing to give the last known location of Jakra to anyone who will listen to his story. Aparently the Trandosian Hunter failed to impress Jakra but he will surly tell you otherwise.
Within the Ranger Lodge you will find the Trandosian located in the Hall Of Heros below the Jakra Lan Statue on the stage discussing his great 'acheivements' to all who dont have the luxury of ear plugs. By talking to him you will gain access to the Jakra Lan Quest.
The quest is designed for master rangers to push their skills past the master box and give them something to work for after master.
Ok so now the background story has been fleshed out giving details into why you should be excited to do this quest etc and why the rewards are great.. This next part will take that story and set out the quest the player must complete to gain the rewards
The reward for this quest is an enhancer for a clothing piece of your choice. The item you get can be traded to a tailor or added to the clothing item you want and the benefits are given. The benefit of the wilderness survival enhancer are as follows:
Jakra Lan Wilderness Clothing Enhancer:
The mods reflect the hunting origins and design of the item and would help the ranger have that little advantage over maybe non rangers and scouts. Each ranger can do the quest as many times as he/she wishes but can only wear one enhanced clothing piece at a time. Or perhaps the mods do not stack so you may have 5 enhanced pieces but only 1 set is taken into account.
As for looks, after popular demand this item can be added to any piece of clothing you desire. A player can then add this item to whatever clothing item they wish.
The mods i would include are as follows:
- Toughness (npc/creature only i.e. non pvp)
- Desiese Resistance
- Poison Resistance
First of all the rumour of Jakras presence on one of the planets must be part of the quest. You shouldnt get a wp to jakra himself but rather use your ranger skills to track him down. In the next section i will set up a sort of progress line of what will need to be done. Then in each section after that i will detail each area individually.
1.00 - Finding Jakra
- Speak to trandosian hunter in the Ranger Zone.
- Find out from him what planet Jakra is on.
- Locate contact on that planet, find out the area of the planet he was seen last.
- Travel around that area tracking to find the non-attackable character of Jakra outside his cabin.
2.00 - Proving Yourself
- Speak to Jakra and tell him of how you want to prove yourself.
- Set off on your first mission to kill the (insert rare and unique creature name here) and bring back its meat for part of Jakras dinner.
- Do second mission of foraging for an item Jakra wants for as an ingredient for the food.
- Read exactly what Jakra tells you and follow the instruction on the stove inputting the correct options
- Serve the food and listen/read his story of how he made the clothing
3.00 - The Hunt: Home Planet
- Starting with the planet Jakra is on, hunt down and kill the two creatures, loot their bodies and give pieces to Jakra.
- Let him make you the component with the 2 items.
- Answer the ranger question and have the component be placed in your inventory.
- Recieve data disk containing remain 8 animals to loot.
3.10 - The Hunt: Planet 2 - 5
- Collect the pieces from creatures Jakra tells you in the datadisk and return all 8 items to him.
- When you have 2 from the same planet, Jakra will use them to craft you a component.
- Get the 4 remaining components by getting the loot and letting Jakra refine them
- Answer the ranger questions right and recieve components in inventory.
4.00 - Making Jakra Lan Clothing Enhancer
- Give the components to Jakra.
- Let Jakra start crafting whilst you hunt/forage/cook dinner again.
- Give Jakra dinner and eat with him, then recieve Jakra Clothing Enhancment item in inventory.
5.00 - Back Again
- Talk to Jakra and catch up.
- Answer ranger question right.
- Do the start planet quest.
- Return the items and recieve the component.
- Do the same for the other 5 planets and recieve the components.
- Let Jakra make the items whilst you cook dinner again.
- Give the dinner, eat with him, then collect the item.
Ok all items collected and gained are NON-TRADEABLE so you have to do this for youeself to get the items and the badge. Must be done in order from hunter to the end or Jakra just says "sorry im just an old man with stories to be told". You can listen/read his stories as other content but to get past this and onto the clothing mission you need to talk to the hunter and his contact. The reward is tradeable and used to 'enhance' a clothing item.
1.01 : Speak to trandosian hunter in Ranger Lodge.
The trandosian hunter must be reletivly easy to find so he will be located inside the Ranger Lodge in the Hall Of Heros
1.02 : Find out from him what planet Jakra is on.
Simple questions and answers in dialogue can determine this but i dont want the hunter to tell us where Jakra is specifically. I want a more general response and details of where we can find his hunting partner who knows the region where Jakra was spotted.
1.03 : Locate contact on that planet, find out the area of the planet he was sited.
Again very simple dialogue path from introduction to end. This guy is basically a stepping stone to finding out the region of the planet (north east corner etc) Jakra was spotted.
1.04 : Travel around that area tracking to find the non-attackable character of Jakra outside his cabin.
Upon finding out this you head off into the wilderness and its up to you to track Jakra down using /areatrack and your cunning ranger perceptions
2.01 : Speak to Jakra and tell him of how you want to prove yourself.
Ok so you've found Jakra's cabin and have explored it and been amazed at how cool it looks and hoping one day they add ranger owned cabins like this its now time to engage in conversation with Jakra.
Nothing too detailed in this section of the conversation because you will have only just met and he is more interested in telling you stories and finding out if you are a true hunter rather than share his secrets with you.
2.02 : Set off on your first mission to kill the (insert rare and unique creature name here) and bring back its meat for part of Jakras dinner.
Ok now your getting somewhere. You have convinced him to give you a chance to prove yourself.
The mission for this creature gives you a wp and at that waypoint you find a named creature (such as an ikopi type animal named The Malrot Stag for example). Kill this creature and bring back its meat and give it to Jakra. Prety simple enough and the animal should be reletively easy, aroud 6k ham with low resists if any.
2.03 : Do second mission of foraging for an item Jakra wants for as an ingredient for the food.
Second mission involves the ranger's forage ability. You have to search the surrounding area (the area has to be refreshed often to enable a few rangers to forage in a close time frame) for something like wild snaff. Take the item back and give it to him. You will then be greeted with "hmm yum, this is going to be one tasty meal".
2.04 : Read exactly what Jakra tells you and follow the instruction on the stove inputting the correct options
For this mission Jakra wants you to make him a meal "fit for a so called legend".
Jakra tells you EXACTLY how to make the meal. Here is the dialogue ive come up with:
"Take the Malrot Stag meat and place it into the large pan and fill it 1/4 with water. Leave the meat to stew for a 6 minutes then chop the snaff and place it in the pan. Leave for another 25 minutes then take the meat out. Garnish the meat with corellian swamp salt and my own special sauce to give it that extra kick. But do not put any pepper on the meat, it doesnt agree with me anymore"
This will require a system that lets you enter items into a 'hopper' labled as a pan. Then after the items are in the process starts. You are given a feedback response based on the progress of the meal and options to choose from based on what Jakra said.
The line options are as follows for the first choice: "Ok how should i start"
- "Place the Malrot Stag Meat into the large pan"
- "Place the Wild Snaff into the large pan"
- "Mix the Malrot Stag Meat and Wild Snaff and place in the large pan"
- "Place the Wild Snaff in the small pan"
The correct option would be 1. Any others and Jakra yells at you with a generic failure message saying "You've ruined it! You cant even follow simple instructions, come back some other time if you want to try prove yourself again"
The line options are as follows for the second choice: "right, now what?"
- "Fill the pan 1/2 with water and leave for 6 minutes"
- "Fill the pan 1/4 with water and leave for 25 minutes"
- "Fill the pan 1/4 with water and leave for 6 minutes"
- "Fill the pan 1/2 with water and leave for 25 minutes"
The correct option would be 3. Any wrong answer given and you get the generic failure message features in the first choice section.
The line options are as follows for the third choice: "Good so far, what's next?"
- "Chop the Wild Snaff and garnish the meat"
- "Chop the Wild Snaff and leave for 25 minutes"
- "Chop the Wild Snaff and leave for 6 minutes"
- "Take the meat out and serve"
The correct answer would be 2. Failure results in failure message.
The line options are as follows for the fourth choice: "Ok almost done, what shall i do now?"
- "Garnish the meat with salt, pepper and Jakra's sauce then serve"
- "Garnish the meat with salt then serve"
- "Garnish the meat with Jakra's sauce then serve"
- "Garnish the meat with salt and Jakra's sauce then serve"
The correct answer is 4.
If you choose 1 the response is "what are you doing? trying to kill me? I said NO Pepper!"
If you choose 2 the response is the generic failure response
If you choose 3 the response is the generic failure response
Choosing correctly will result in a pass of this section of the quest and onto the hunt section. "Ah wonderfull, just as i said. You have no idea how long its been since ive had a good meal, for that matter its been a long time since ive had company for a meal, please join me my friend"
2.05 : Serve the food and listen/read his story of how he made the clothing
Ok youve served the food and you are enjoying youve enjoyed your meal with Jakra. Now its down to business. You listen to his story of how he made the legendary clothing and he will make some for you if you prove yourself a master hunter by collecting the various items he needs to make it.
THE HUNT: HOME PLANET
3.01 : Starting with the planet Jakra is on, hunt down and kill the two creatures, loot their bodies and give pieces to Jakra.
Ok after talking to Jakra you learn that there are two animals on this planet that 'drop' and item he needs for the clothing and needs you to hunt them down and retrieve the item. You are then on your own. This is the fun part. You arnt given any waypoints, no lairs of missions. Just told that the animal tends to roam in a certain area (ie within 500m of the Ewok Lake Villiage if on endor). It is then up to you to hurry off and hunt these creatures down. Using your ranger skills it shouldnt be a problem and using traps, killing the creatures shouldnt be a problem either.
The home planet missions are designed to be prety easy and spawns all within 500m (range of /areatrack) from pois. It will be used as an introduction to the hunt rather than dump you in at the deep end.
The two items that drop from the creature are non tradable items and if deleted you can simply hunt down another later on.
3.02 : Let him make you the component with the 2 items.
You talk to Jakra after you have the two items and select the response "I have the items you sent me for, here you go"
The items are then given to Jakra and he Start making you 1 component named (blah blah leather etc). You will need to have 5 different components (1 given for each 2 pieces recieved per planet).
3.03 : Answer the ranger question and have the component be placed in your inventory.
Whilst he is making the component he asks you a question. Answer correct and you will recieve your item, answer incorrectly and he gives a lecture about how you are not a true hunter and he does not give you your component. He instead keeps it and its up to you to gather the items again.
3.04 : Recieve data disk containing remain 8 animals to loot.
You have completed the easy task of doing the first planet section. It is not up to you to kill all the other creatures Jakra gives you information on. The information he gives you in the data disk is the name of the beast, the planet its found on and where you can find the two animals (Where instead of within 500m of a poi its more generic like in the east of 'endor' or north west of 'yavin).
THE HUNT: PLANETS 2-10
3.11 : Collect the pieces from creatures Jakra tells you in the datadisk and return all 8 items to him.
In the same way you complete the first quest part of collecting the items from the home planet, you now do the same but on another planet killing a different set of creatures and gathering a different set of items to make the component for that planet.
3.12 : When you have 2 from the same planet, Jakra will use them to craft you a component.
This section covers a total of 8 items that have to be gathered the ultimatly get turned into 4 more components. These along with the 1 you already have make 5 components out of 10 rare loot pieces.
3.13 : Answer the ranger questions right and recieve components in inventory.
Same as before, answer a question about ranger ethics and you get your component. An example of one of these questions could be:
"What trap causes the target to slow considerably" the answer being pheascene dart.
The questions should test the ranger's knowledge of his/her equipment. This quest is being given from a legendary hunter after all and you are 'proving' yourself as a master hunter.
MAKING JAKRA LAN CLOTHING ENHANCER
4.01 : Give the components to Jakra.
Ok now you have all 5 planet specific components in your inventory and its time to get your jacket. Talk to Jakra and the option of "I have all the components you asked for here" becomes available. Pressing this takes all of the items from your inventory and gives them to Jakra.
4.02 : Let Jakra start crafting whilst you hunt/forage/cook dinner again.
The same mission as before is given after Jakra says "Do an old man a favour and brew up some of that fine Malrot Steak you made me once whilst i make you your jacket. Here is where i found a Malrot Stag graising everlier this morning."
Do as your told and follow the same instruction as before however a failure will simply result in Jakra saying "not as good as before but still acceptable, thank you friend"
4.03 : Give Jakra dinner and eat with him, then recieve Jakra Clothing Enhancment item in inventory.
If you succeed and follow through the dialogue Jakra eats the meal with you and after that a Jakra Lan Clothing Enhancer is placed in your inventory ready for use by a tailor to enhance the properties of a clothing item. You are also given the Jakra Lan Hunt Master badge. A very apropriate reward for a fun quest and something other players will be able to see.
I for one was devastated when our hunt master title was taken away so having the Jakra Lan Hunt Master badge as a reward is a nice tribute to that and maybe there would be a way to alow this badge to be wearable as a title by rangers who wish to do so who knows
5.01 : Talk to Jakra and catch up.
By catch up i mean some simple dialogue referencing your previous visit(s) and asking how you are doing etc
5.02 : Answer ranger question right.
Jakra just wants to know how you are doing so asks you a simple ranger question and if you get it right you progress, if not you siply have to greet him again.
5.03 : Do the start planet quest.
Same as before, hunt down the creatures and kill them
5.04 : Return the items and recieve the component.
As before, same thing just working to get a different clothing piece.
5.05 : Do the same for the other 4 planets and recieve the components.
Do the 4 planets and collect the 8 items to turn into the 4 components.
5.06 : Let Jakra make the item whilst you cook dinner again.
He just loves your cooking so much, but a small price to pay for getting a sweet clothing enhancer.
5.07 : Give the dinner, eat with him, then collect the item.
The best bit of the quest. Recieving the reward. No Badge this time as you already have it.
Hopefully you have enjoyed reading this quest. Basically this quest is an end game quest that allows master rangers to further their skills, allows them to get the Jakra Lan Hunt Master Title and generally feel better about themselves
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