A Sandy Scandal

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A Sandy Scandal
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Quest Info
Length Long
Location Almuj
Level 32
Reward As follows:

A Sandy Scandal is a long level 32 quest centered in Almuj.

Preview[edit | edit source]

A big robbery is happening at Almuj. Thieves are stealing weapons and TNT to get the emeralds from the wealthy bank and the player is requested to help.

Stage 1[edit | edit source]

» Talk to the Almuj Bank Guard.

 Location   Almuj Bank Guard   X   976   Y   83   Z   -1963 

Dialogue

  • Almuj Bank Guard: You look like a hardy one, Ragni army is it? Would you be willing to help Almuj a bit?
  • Almuj Bank Guard: Us guards have been trying to root out desert bandits trying to rob the bank.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: We're using reports from witnesses to try to gain information.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: If I give you some of the witness reports, will you help get clues from them?
  • Almuj Bank Guard: Great! The store from the first witness report is straight down the stairs, just past this here building, just behind me.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: The store that you should read the report in is named “Gibbs' Mining Supply Store,” and it's the store that was robbed.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: I will write the coordinates to the store so you can read the report just in case you can't find it.

Stage 2[edit | edit source]

» Go to the witness report location.

 Location   Witness Report Location I   X   954   Y   75   Z   -1985 

Dialogue

You read the report and visualize its words
  • WITNESS REPORT I - TOLD BY ODIN GIBBS, SHOP OWNER - GIBBS’ MINING SUPPLY STORE CO.
  • Business was slow that day, until two rugged, oddly-dressed men stormed into my shop, with a lot of nerve.
  • Shopkeeper Gibbs: Hello gentlemen! What can I interest you in today? Some industrial torches? Pickaxes?
  • Before I could close any deal with them, the man with a dagger started threatening me!
  • Bandit: Shut yer’ trap, old man. We came for a different kind of business.
  • I tried to make peace with the crooks.
  • Shopkeeper Gibbs: Wha-? Look, fellows. Just step out of my store, and nobody gets hurt. I don’t want any trouble.
  • The bandit put the knife closer to me and started demanding the code to the TNT vault downstairs!
  • Bandit: Listen up old man, tell us the code to the TNT vault in the basement, or I decorate my necklace with your fingers!
  • Shopkeeper Gibbs: Certainly not! That TNT is for licensed mining companies only, not your average amateur miner.
  • The bandits grew agitated and resorted to violence to obtain the combination.
  • Bandit: Well then! I guess you’ll still be able to grasp a pick with four fingers, eh?
  • They swiped their knife at me, leaving a sizeable wound on my arm.
  • Shopkeeper Gibbs: Gaaah! Alright, alright! No more violence, please!
  • I had no choice but to give up the combination, which was 7812.
  • Shopkeeper Gibbs: The code is 7-8-1-2... please don’t hurt me!
  • After I gave up the combination, they knocked me out!
  • Bandit: 7-8-1-2... thanks! We won’t be needing you anymore... now go to sleep!
  • I had no idea what the criminals did after that, I never went back into my shop after the incident.

Stage 3[edit | edit source]

» Open the vault in the basement [Code: 7812].

Dialogue

  • GUARD ASSIGNMENT: Search the vault for signs of a robbery/veracity of witness report.

Dialogue

  • [ VaultDoor-2000 ] Vault unlocking...

Stage 4[edit | edit source]

» Explore the vault.

Dialogue

  • Little TNT in the vault! It has been robbed...
  • The criminals seemed to have dropped the knife used to stab shopkeeper Gibbs while robbing the vault...
  • You should return to the Almuj Bank Guard with your information.

Stage 5[edit | edit source]

» Talk to the Almuj Bank Guard.

 Location   Almuj Bank Guard   X   976   Y   83   Z   -1963 

Dialogue

  • Almuj Bank Guard: You're back, having read the report I assume. Did you find anything in particular?
  • Almuj Bank Guard: Missing TNT in the shop's vault? The report was truthful and trustworthy.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: We need to catch these criminals quickly if they have access to this dangerous of TNT, capable of putting a hole in the bank's wall.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: Luckily, we recently had another witness report come in.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: This report takes place on the roof of the Scroll Merchant's residence, a garden roof.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: I've written the coordinates to the shop in your quest book in case you don't know where the Scroll Merchant is.

Stage 6[edit | edit source]

» Go to the witness report location.

 Location   Witness Report Location II   X   922   Y   79   Z   -1927 

Dialogue You read the report and visualize its words

  • WITNESS REPORT II - TOLD BY SCROLL MERCHANT, SHOP OWNER - ALMUJ SCROLL SHOP
  • I was having a fine time tending to my rooftop garden after a lengthy day of selling scrolls.
  • While looking down on the street, I saw two unsavory men, one with TNT in hand, marching down the path.
  • I was suspicious, so I tried to get their attention, but they ignored me.
  • Scroll Merchant: Ey', what do you two blighters think you're doing with those dangerous explosives in the city?
  • I then realized that had no innocent itinerary, they were heading straight for my wealthy neighbor's house!
  • I tried to yell for the attention of a guard or official, but nobody could hear me.
  • Scroll Merchant: Guards! Guards! Robber! Come quick! Urgently!
  • Before anybody could hear me, a large explosion occurred inside of the house the bandits intruded.
  • Scroll Merchant: Gaaah!
  • The bandits came sprinting out of my wealthy neighbor's house with two of his most prized possessions: two of his weapons.

Stage 7[edit | edit source]

» Find the source of the detonation.

Dialogue

  • GUARD ASSIGNMENT: Search the wealthy man's residence for the source of the explosion.
 Location   Residence   X   960   Y   75   Z   -1897 

Dialogue

  • This bedroom is where the explosion occurred! The criminals seemed to have the intention of breaking into the vault... you should investigate it.

Stage 8[edit | edit source]

» Inspect the safe.

Dialogue

  • Two weapons are missing from the wealthy estate owner's weapon rack.
  • The two weapons stolen by the criminals were stolen from this vault.
  • It is troubling the criminals have access to weapons so powerful they must be locked in a safe.
  • You should return to the Almuj Bank Guard with your information.

Stage 9[edit | edit source]

» Talk to the Almuj Bank Guard.

 Location   Almuj Bank Guard   X   976   Y   83   Z   -1963 

Dialogue

  • Almuj Bank Guard: Were you able to uncover any new information regarding the status of the criminals?
  • Almuj Bank Guard: Oh dear, this isn't good. The criminals plundered two very powerful weapons.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: It won't be easy facing those criminals if they decide to raid the bank with those weapons.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: I'm not certain how to proceed from here, we didn't recieve any more witness reports, and-
  • Almuj Sentry: Boss, I just received urgent reports of a robbery underway in the left residential area of Almuj!
  • Almuj Bank Guard: Oh my… you! Soldier! Urgently! The residential area this robbery is taking place in is across the bridge next to the first house you visited today!
  • Almuj Bank Guard: There will be somebody waiting for you outside of the house once you get to the residential area!
  • Almuj Bank Guard: If you still can't find it, I've written the coordinates in your quest book. Now quickly, get to the house!

Stage 10[edit | edit source]

» Quickly! Go to the house.

 Location   Robbed House   X   930   Y   75   Z   -2034 

Almuj Citizen: Hello? Are you with the guards? Good! Hurry! Some bandits just ransacked my house, and left with lots of emeralds!

Almuj Citizen: Follow me to my house, hopefully you can find the bandits! They stole lots of my precious gold!

Stage 11[edit | edit source]

» Look for signs of the bandits' whereabouts.

Spoiler alert: The hidden text contains spoilers relating to the bandits whereabouts.

There is a trail of gold the criminals left behind from the robbery. Follow that trail to find the bandits.

  • Bandit Leader: Here-- maybe you'll help us pull the heist if I give you some of this gold we just stole.
  • Bandit Leader: Ahah. I had a feeling we had a guard on our tail.
  • Bandit Leader: I wouldn’t want to wear out my new-stolen weapons killing you… I'll just trap you in here with all of this TNT!
  • Bandit Leader: This'll blow up in a few seconds. Good luck getting out of here!

Stage 12[edit | edit source]

» Escape the hideout!

Stage 13[edit | edit source]

» Find where the bandits blasted a hole to get into the bank.

Dialogue

  • Find where the bandits are breaking into the bank
Spoiler alert: The hidden text contains spoilers relating to finding the hole used by the bandits.
 Location   Hole at the bank   X   1029   Y   83   Z   -1982 

Dialogue

  • Bandit Leader: It’s too late to stop us now! We’re already about to bust out of here with a grand prize sure to gain us province-wide respect!
  • Advance to the next room.

Stage 14[edit | edit source]

» Follow the criminals into the other room.

Dialogue

  • Bandit Leader: Look here, he decided he wanted to follow us. Dumb move.
  • Bandit Leader: I guess we can kill two birds with one stone: escaping the bank, and killing this pest.
  • Bandit Leader: Block the entrance, bandits!

Stage 15[edit | edit source]

» Don't let the bandits escape!

Dialogue

  • Defuse the TNT to prevent the bandits from escaping with the emeralds!
If you defuse all TNTs:
Dialogue
  • Bandit Leader: Oh no... we’ve run out of TNT... we were in over our heads... we can’t defeat this guy, just run for your life! Forget the emeralds, let’s get outta’ here!
If you fail:
You have to redo the stage.

Note: If you have not obtained the TNT required to blow up the door to escape after you are done this stage, you have to kill the bandits.

Stage 16[edit | edit source]

» Talk to the Almuj Bank Guard.

Dialogue

  • Almuj Bank Guard: What happened down there underneath the bank? I heard the rumble.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: You stopped the crooks? Amazing!
  • Almuj Bank Guard: The Almuj bank is typically reserved for trusted members only; however, you have proven yourself today to be one of them.
  • Almuj Bank Guard: Thank you for your service!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This quest replaced the quest Drought Sand during the 1.17 Dungeons & Discoveries Update.