A Stranger in the Woods - A Guide From DBug - MoM Beginners Mission Chain


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Hello Everyone,

I wanted to be first to give a guide here for this mission as I begin my explorations Deeper into DSEC-9.

This Guide Assumes You have already Unlocked The Lotus Teleporter and the Second Map section of Dsec to get the the first waypoint and the Stranger in the woods.

If you have not you can see this guide from Shadow about moving around DSEC.

Each Mushroom counts as 1, after you discover it, move on till you locate all 10 mushrooms

The Clear the Path stage of the ‘Welcome to the Dark Side’ chain is a daily repeatable with 2 PED worth of Universal Ammo as a reward.

Make sure to pick up the mission for Blueprints as they both Count at the same time.
Destroy Creatures - Repeatable Reward 0.30 Ped Total Blueprints
"/wp [DSEC9, 38079, 23933, 105, Waypoint]"
[Zokaraneus Texture Blueprint (L)][Tegunestene Texture Blueprint (L)][Shogghols Texture Blueprint (L)]

Important Steps:
12 - The Old Man - /wp [DSEC9, 37489, 23899, 108, Waypoint]
17 - Mission Rewards
Malwood Recruit Eagle (L) 0.09 Ped
Fanoos Medical V1 (L) 0.05 Ped
Universal Ammo 0.70 Ped
42 - Teleporter Larches Green
44 - ShadowDragonV Mission
47. Kill 50 Zokaraneus Hatchlings - Juveniles/Adolescents Do Not Count

Begin your Journey

Travel to the Lotus Teleporter in the Upper Left Quadrant of Dsec-9.

You can use /WP then the Coordinates to put these coordinates into EU for you.
1. Begin by accessing the Teleporter at /wp [DSEC9, 36420, 23462, 106, Waypoint]

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2. You will Arrive on the Arrival Runes with the Stranger in the Woods in the Distance.
3. Speak with the Stranger in the Woods to Accept the Welcome to the Dark Side Mission

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4. Where did they go?

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5. I'll Go ask him, Farther from the Mountain of Madness?

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6. Good Idea, I'll go get some now. -- Magic Mushrooms, this guy has some weird eating habits.

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7. Mission Update: Meet an Old Man - Collect Strange Mushrooms on the way to the old Man's House

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8. You can skirt the Shogghols mobs and go safely to the left and down the river. If you like, they are very sweat-able solo or with a small group and then drown along the way.

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9. Look for and Click the "Funny Mushrooms" near the base of the Tree

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10. Repeat this till completing 10/10
TIP: Each Mushroom counts as 1, after you discover it, move on till you locate all 10 mushrooms

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11. Mission will update


12. Go speak with the Old Man Across the Bridge.
/WP [DSEC9, 37489, 23899, 108, Waypoint]

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14. I'm sorry I'm new around these parts. I brought MUSHROOMS!


15. We shall have some Hippy Tea!

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16. Accept the task from the Old Man. Creepy spying Monsters - Free Gun and Ammo - Yes Please

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17. Swunt for your Life! I guess someone was trying to tell me something! Get some friends together to swunt!

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Note: You can kill more mobs, and sweat more than required for this mission


18. Return to the old man

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19. I think so. They Looked horrible.

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20. Oh, okay here you go.

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21.Trade 10 Sweat

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22. Can you tell me what happened in the village and why it's abandoned?

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23. That's terrible. What happened in the mountain?

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24. He looks away. Clearly disturbed

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25. What did the search party say?

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26. What did they do then?

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27. Calling the Kettle Black?

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28. Hidden Mines - F-105 me!

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29. Oh right, the "Tea"

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30. Oh, we do the baby finder. Check! This should not take long.

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31. Go mining for 5 Drops

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32. Oh this man and his "Tea"

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33. Mission Update Why did they all leave?

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34. Find the nearby mushrooms

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35. Lets go Check it out!

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36. Move to the Stump

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37. How in the ??

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38. You will be teleported away!

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39. Turn South South East to gain Teleporter "Larches Green"

/wp [DSEC9, 38122, 23647, 105, Waypoint]

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40. Return to the old man:
/wp [DSEC9, 37492, 23899, 108, Waypoint]

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The old man has lost his marbles and apparently so have I. Too many mushrooms. Tickle Lily?

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41. Elder Gods

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42. Make sure to Stop and get the mission from ShadowDragonV
/wp [DSEC9, 38059, 23878, 101, Waypoint]

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43. Head to the Church and Click on the Necronomicon

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44. Return to the Old Man
/wp [DSEC9, 37489, 23900, 108, Waypoint]





45. Locate the Shrine nearby





46. Return to the Old Man





47. Kill 50 Nearby Zokaraneus Hatchlings - JUVINILES/ADOLESCENTS DO NOT COUNT
/wp [DSEC9, 37554, 23842, 106, Waypoint]
This spot will save you some time as only hatchlings spawn in this one spot, rather than running all over.


48. Find the Symbols now


49. Investigate the Town for 5 Symbols.


50. Symbol 1 - /wp [DSEC9, 38058, 23863, 101, Waypoint]


51. Symbol 2 - /wp [DSEC9, 38018, 23871, 102, Waypoint]


52. Symbol 3 - /wp [DSEC9, 38007, 23818, 104, Waypoint]


53. Symbol 4 - /wp [DSEC9, 38051, 23802, 102, Waypoint]


54. Symbol 5 - /wp [DSEC9, 38131, 23809, 103, Waypoint]


55. Return to the Old Man and Receive your Reward

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Following this mission you will want to talk to ShadowDragonV in Town to continue your Journey.

More details can be found for the dynamic wave events required to acquire the Spine in the Updated Mountain of Madness Section of the Forums
Mountain of Madness Missions

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Thank you Bug for taking the time to put this together, it's a big help for those who haven't gone through this mission chain yet. The one thing I am excited about is that we now have something immediate for our Monrian Born to access that gives them more of an opportunity to advance. Monria proper 11 beginner missions don't give items and aren't that helpful to new players.

Yes, they have access to the Toulan Born new player mission chain, but that involves signing up for their free space travel benefit, and then waiting for the warp schedule on Friday or Sunday. This way they can take a TP trip up to DSEC-9 and have immediate access to the new player mission chain and get more help ... thank you Ant, BIG time. :thumbsup
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