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Overview

Summary

  1. Help Hixx and his troops secure Arachni's Haunt.
  2. Destroy 3...0 spider matriarchs.
  3. Kill Arachni.
  4. Use the Asura flame staff to burn through the web gates.
  5. Use the Asura flame staff to set ablaze the egg sacs.
  6. See Commander Hixx for your reward.

Obtained from

Commander Hixx in Magus Stones

Reward

Dialogue

"You are a sight for sore eyes, bookah! Arachni's Haunt is home to powerful veins of energy we need in our defenses against the Destroyers. We've been fighting an unending battle against the matriarchs and are in need of some reinforcements. These spiders lay large egg sacs and spun webs that no normal fire can burn through. They've enslaved other nasty beasts to help protect their brood. Mamp developed a super-heated staff capable of doing the job. I'd give you one, but the last troops that went in took the remaining ones. I'm sure you'll find what you need on their bodies..."
Accept: "I'll burn everything. It's the only way to be certain."
Reject: "And just how long after we're declared overdue can we expect a rescue?."

Intermediate Dialogue 1

Commander Hixx: "If we commandeer that fire staff over there, I bet we can burn our way through those webs."

Intermediate Dialogue 2

Commander Hixx: "Spider eggs! Light 'em up!"

Intermediate Dialogue 3

Hudd: "They're in the ceiling! Look out!"

Reward Dialogue

"Thanks for the help, <name>! I appreciate what you've done, but we'll take it from here. My team and I will smoke out the rest of those bugs. Don't you worry."

Notes

  • This is a repeatable quest, and can be successfully completed with henchman/heroes in under 2 hours.
Bug Bug! NPC party members might get stuck between the egg clusters and won't be able to follow you anymore.
Bug Bug! The portals in the quest map in level 1 are labeled incorrectly, the portal for level 2 reads Magus Stones and vice versa.

Trivia

  • The quest has references to the movie, Aliens, the second movie of the Alien series:
    • The "Accept" and "Reject" options and the quest-giver's name is an obvious reference to the movie Aliens. Corporal Hicks (the highest ranking military personnel after their lieutenant was knocked unconscious) agreed with Ripley that they should "take off and nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure". Ripley also said "And just how long after we're declared overdue can we expect a rescue?", after the first dropship crashed and damaged the main power generator.
    • You lead three Asura named Commander Hixx, Hudd, and Vask who derive their names from the Aliens characters Hicks, Hudson, and Vasquez.
    • The quest requires burning spider eggs. This relates to the movie's plot when Ripley burned down the Xenomorph eggs with a flame thrower to enrage the queen alien.

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