Sea Monkees Quest
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The Sea Monkees Quest is the main storyline of undersea adventuring. You must search the zones of The Sea Floor to reunite the Sea Monkee family. Once they are rescued, they reside in The Sea Monkees' Castle.
The first two stages of this quest overlap with the quest An Old Guy and The Ocean.
Rescuing Little Brother
- Adventure in An Octopus's Garden until you obtain a wriggling flytrap pellet from a Neptune flytrap. Using it will free Little Brother, which unlocks the The Sea Monkees' Castle.
Rescuing Big Brother
- Visit Little Brother and he'll ask you to find Big Brother at The Wreck of the Edgar Fitzsimmons.
- Adventure in The Wreck of the Edgar Fitzsimmons until you encounter Down at the Hatch non-combat adventure. Opening the bulkhead will free Big Brother. Once you free Big Brother, he will open a shop.
- After rescuing Big Brother, Little Brother will ask you to find Grandpa. He will unlock a zone based on your class, without buying the required map from Big Brother.
- For Muscle Classes you must adventure in Anemone Mine until Grandpa teaches you a class-specific skill.
- For Mysticality Classes you must adventure in The Marinara Trench until Grandpa teaches you a class-specific skill.
- For Moxie Classes you must adventure in The Dive Bar until Grandpa teaches you a class-specific skill.
- There are 3 quest-specific noncombat adventures in each zone, and Grandpa will teach you the skill upon reaching the third one.
(Note: You don't actually have to rescue Grandma if you have the Mer-kin disguise(s) built already. The stashbox can be found whether or not you rescued Grandma.)
- Asking Grandpa about "Grandma" will allow you to search for her in The Mer-Kin Outpost.
- After obtaining Grandma's Note, Grandma's Fuchsia Yarn and Grandma's Chartreuse Yarn, return to The Sea Monkees' Castle. Ask Grandpa about "Note" to obtain Grandma's Map. Then return to The Mer-Kin Outpost to find Grandma.
Rescuing Mom (optional side quest)
- Talk to Little Brother, then visit Big Brother's shop and "buy" the black glass. Equip the black glass and adventure in The Caliginous Abyss to rescue Mom.
Traversing the Intense Currents
- Adventure in The Mer-Kin Outpost until a Mer-kin lockkey drops. Remember which Mer-kin dropped it.
- Continue adventuring until you encounter Into the Outpost. You must use Combat Frequency modifiers (negative/noncombat) for this adventure to appear. Obtain the Mer-kin stashbox from the tent corresponding to the Mer-kin that dropped the lockkey. (Ex. If a Mer-kin raider dropped the lockkey, it will be in the skull-bedecked tent).
- If the lockkey dropped from the Mer-kin burglar, the stashbox will be available from one of the choices from Sneaky Intent.
- If the lockkey dropped from the Mer-kin raider, the stashbox will be available from one of the choices from Aggressive Intent.
- If the lockkey dropped from the Mer-kin healer, the stashbox will be available from one of the choices from Mysterious Intent.
- Open the stashbox and read the Mer-kin trailmap to unlock the Intense Currents.
- Ask Grandpa about "currents" to unlock The Coral Corral.
- Obtain a sea lasso from the sea cowboy and train your sea lasso skills by using it on monsters (any undersea monster will do) until you can "expertly" throw the lasso. You will need multiple lassos since they can break. Equipping a sea cowboy hat and/or sea chaps increases the amount of skill you gain from lassoing monsters.
- Obtain 3 sea cowbells from sea cows.
- Tame a wild seahorse by using the sea cowbell 3 times to subdue it, then using the sea lasso on it.
- Pass through the Intense Currents to access the The Mer-Kin Deepcity.
- Craft a crappy Mer-kin mask and crappy Mer-kin tailpiece from Grandma.
- Wear a Mer-kin disguise to access the Deepcity zones. There are two paths to unlock the Mer-kin Temple.
- Boost +Combat% modifiers and adventure in the Mer-kin Gymnasium until you encounter Ators Gonna Ate and obtain all five pieces of equipment. If you already have the Gladiator disguise and the three weapons from a previous ascension, this zone can be skipped completely.
- Train with the Mer-kin dodgeball, Mer-kin dragnet and Mer-kin switchblade by landing Critical Hits on monsters (Underwater only). Every 5 critical hits teaches a skill. Land 15 critical hits with each weapon to learn all 3 skills for each weapon. While not required, it will make the fights much easier.
- Craft the Mer-kin gladiator mask and Mer-kin gladiator tailpiece from Grandma. Equip the disguise and adventure in the Mer-kin Colosseum. (Note: Do not build the disguise until you have the components for both parts. You can't return to the Deepcity with half of a Crappy Mer-kin Disguise and half of a Mer-kin Gladiatorial Gear.)
- In the Colosseum, you must win 15 rounds of increasingly tougher combat. Each monster can use special attacks that will make fighting them conventionally much harder if you can't counter them. These special attacks can be countered by equipping one of the Mer-kin weapons and use a special skill based on the bolded word before they execute their special attack:
- Mer-kin balldodgers and Georgepaul, the Balldodger (Round 13) are weak to the Mer-kin dragnet. Use Net Loss, Net Gain or Net Neutrality to counter their special attack.
- Mer-kin netdraggers and Johnringo, the Netdragger (Round 14) are weak to the Mer-kin switchblade. Use Blade Sling, Blade Roller or Blade Runner to counter their special attack.
- Mer-kin bladeswitchers and Ringogeorge, the Bladeswitcher (Round 15) are weak to the Mer-kin dodgeball. Use Ball Bust, Ball Sweat or Ball Sack to counter their special attack.
- The order you fight the Mer-kins is always the same: balldodger, netdragger, bladeswitcher, and back again.
- After 15 victories, you will gain access to the Mer-kin Temple to fight Shub-Jigguwatt.
- You need to obtain the Mer-kin scholar mask and Mer-kin scholar tailpiece. If you already have them from previous ascensions this zone can be skipped, as the wordquizzes and cheatsheets are tradeable.
- Adventure in the Mer-kin Elementary School until you encounter a non-combat adventure. Initially you will have to pick the correct choice to unlock another non-combat adventure:
- Bored of Education: Offer to Play Dry Willy. Unlocks No Rest for the Room.
WoollyScaly Bully: Bully the Nerd. Unlocks The Case of the Closet.
- A Mer-kin Graffiti: Threaten To Turn Them In. Unlocks Raising Cane.
- Unlocking any one of these adventures also unlocks Halls Passing in the Night if you have a Mer-kin hallpass in your inventory.
- Obtain up to 10 Mer-kin wordquizzes and an equal number of Mer-kin cheatsheets. You can find wordquizzes in either Raising Cane or Halls Passing in the Night and choose the lounge option. Note that the lounge option is only available after unlocking Raising Cane. If you have a Mer-kin bunwig in inventory, you will obtain 3 wordquizzes. Otherwise, you will find only 1 wordquiz. This option also unlocks the pieces required to craft the Mer-kin scholar mask and the Mer-kin scholar tailpiece. (Note: Do not build either disguise piece without finding both components.)
- Each time you use a Mer-kin wordquiz with a Mer-kin cheatsheet in your inventory, your Mer-kin vocabulary skills will increase by 10%. It is not necessary to max out your vocabulary to 100%; a high vocabulary skill will merely speed up your acquisition of phrases in the next stage of the quest.
- Craft the Mer-kin scholar mask and Mer-kin scholar tailpiece from Grandma. Equip the disguise and adventure in the Mer-kin Library. (Note: Do not build the disguise until you have the components for both parts. You can't return to the Deepcity with half of a Crappy Mer-kin Disguise and half of a Mer-kin Scholar's Vestments.)
- At the Mer-kin Library, adventure until you find a Mer-kin dreadscroll. You will need to fill in 8 phrases to solve its puzzle. You can obtain these phrases by doing the following:
- Use a Mer-kin healscroll in combat to find a phrase.
- Use a Mer-kin killscroll in combat to find a phrase.
- Obtain a Mer-kin worktea. To find its clue, eat a sushi, and the worktea will be consumed, revealing a clue.
- Obtain a Mer-kin knucklebone from a Mer-kin drifter and use it to reveal a phrase.
- Use a Mer-kin darkbook to learn Deep Dark Visions (not necessary if the skill has been permed). You will need to boost your Spooky resistance to +9 (+8 for Mysticality classes) or have Spookyform to survive the damage. If you do, one of the messages may contain a phrase.
- Adventure in the Mer-kin Library until you encounter the Playing the Catalog Card non-combat adventure. Three of the choices here contain a phrase. Every 10% of Mer-kin vocabulary skill removes one non-phrase choice. At 0% skill there are thirteen choices, and at 100% only the three correct choices remain.
- Fill in the correct clues for all 8 choices in the dreadscroll to unlock the Mer-kin Temple and fight Yog-Urt.
- You may also guess, if you have not obtained all 8 phrases. Each wrong guess costs you one turn and leaves you with 3n - 1 turns of Deep-Tainted Mind where n is the number of incorrect phrases. Deep-Tainted Mind is an unremoveable effect which gives -50% Mysticality and prevents you from using the dreadscroll again while it's active. Because there are only 4 choices for each phrase, guessing one or two phrases is relatively easy. The number of phrases you can guess is limited only by your willingness to burn off adventures between guesses.
If you completed the gladiator path, you will face Shub-Jigguwatt, Elder God of Violence.
- Defeating Shub-Jigguwatt requires straight-up power. Before the fight, you will receive a debuff that dramatically increases MP costs for spells. In addition, he will remove all your MP and you will take damage based on 1/2 the MP lost. If you deal damage to him with anything other than a regular attack (including damage-dealing effects and familiar attacks) he will use a counter attack that deals increasingly heavier damage every time it's used. He has 3000 HP and 4000 Attack/Defense, and is resistant to all elemental damage.
- Crayon shavings are extremely effective against Shub-Jugguwatt, as they severely lower his attack and defense, and because they don't deal damage, they do not trigger his counter attack. Two crayon shavings will lower his attack/defense to a much more managable 1960, and four of them reduce him to a measly 960.
- Gremlin juice is also useful for when you can't quite match his level even with debuffs, but deal enough damage to at least defeat him within 30 turns.
If you completed the scholar path, you will face Yog-Urt, Elder Goddess of Hatred.
- Before the fight, you will receive a debuff that limits your base stats to 30, and you will continuously take ~90% of your max HP in damage every turn. Attacking Yog-Urt (including damage-dealing effects and familiar attacks) with this debuff active will trigger an insta-kill counter attack. The debuff wears off after 8 rounds, minus 1 round for each Mer-kin prayerbeads equipped. After that, Yog-Urt is a significantly easier fight, with only 400 Attack/Defense.
- To make surviving Yog-Urt easier, lower your max HP to the point where cheap healing items like red pixel potions can restore you to full HP. However, you can only use a specific item in combat only once, as long as the debuff is active.
- With 3 prayerbeads equipped, you only have to survive for 5 rounds, which means you need at least 5 different healing items to survive Yog-Urt. You can funksling items to use two at once, but still cannot use any individual item more than once.
- Another strategy is to wear 2 prayerbeads and a Mer-kin gutgirdle. If you have a lot of passive max HP increasing skills (like Spirit of Ravioli), the gutgirdle can dramatically lower your max HP. This means you need to go 6 rounds before the debuff is gone, but you may be able to get by with cheaper consumables.
- See the Yog-Urt page for a list of healing items.
- Also make sure that you have enough stats to be able to defeat Yog-Urt without the debuff. Your buffs will be restored to full effectiveness once the debuff wears out.
The Real Final Boss
- Each Hateful Habiliment and Violent Vestments piece of the same slot can be meatsmithed together to create a Clothing of Loathing piece. You will need to clear both the gladiator and scholar path with all 6 classes (that's 12 ascensions worth of awesome).
- Equip the 6 out of 7 Clothing of Loathing pieces and enter the Mer-kin Temple. This is a separate "third" path, and can be done without any other adventuring in the Deepcity. Notably, though, it cannot be done after you kill Shub-Jigguwatt or Yog-Urt, and you cannot kill either of those two bosses after killing the final boss.
- Once you enter the Temple, you will face the real final boss.
- Before the fight, all your buffs will be removed and you will receive an effect that basically reduces the turn limit to 12. The boss is resistant to 5/6 damage types, and which type of damage the boss is not resistant to in a given turn is determined by clues given out in the intro text. How exactly it works is given here and can be calculated on google docs. Once you figure out the boss's vulnerability, the 120 MP Hobopolis elemental spells and possibly Toynado will be enough to defeat it within the 11-round limit.
- Access to Big Brother's shop and a bubblin' stone.
- Learn a class-based skill:
- Grandpa's stories unlock new items and encounters, including a trophy opportunity.
- Access to Grandma's shop.
- Access to Mom's effects.
- Taming a wild seahorse increases your initiative when adventuring underwater.
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Lens of Violence
Pigsticker of Violence
Brand of Violence
Jodhpurs of Violence
Ass-Stompers of Violence
Novelty Belt Buckle of Violence
Lens of Hatred
Staff of Simmering Hatred
Cold Stone of Hatred
Pantaloons of Hatred
Fuzzy Slippers of Hatred
Girdle of Hatred
Goggles of Loathing
Stick-Knife of Loathing
Scepter of Loathing
Jeans of Loathing
Treads of Loathing
Belt of Loathing
Pocket Square of Loathing
- Defeating Shub-Jigguwatt drops an Instant Karma and a piece of the Violent Vestments, depending on your class.
- Defeating Yog-Urt drops an Instant Karma and a piece of the Hateful Habiliment, depending on your class.
- Defeating the final boss yields an Instant Karma, a Star Spawn (the hatchling for the Adorable Space Buddy), and the Pocket Square of Loathing, the final piece of the Clothing of Loathing.