While I loathe pasting the entirety of a writeup from my site here on the forums, since my site just went bellyup again due to someone/something eating our bandwidth, I want to get this information out there because two types of mobs you can be sent for are bugged, and the writeup includes details (and the detail about how you can get a fresh assignment if you get stuck on them). Be glad I had this in a browser on-screen when the site stopped letting me make edits ... ~~~~~~ Familiars Wild Steward Aelin in Qeynos and Steward Kres in Freeport now grant a daily mission that can be completed to earn a current season familiar crate.The above is part of the patch notes of the content hitting live servers on Feb 22. It hit Test at the close of business on the 21st, so we didn't have time to test it before the final client build was done. The below is how it currently works. It isn't neccessarily be how it "should" work, or how it "will" work after a patch or two. It is just "how it is now" so folks can actually try the quest for themselves. Why would you want to do this quest for a season 3 familiar if you already have a really good familiar? Because GU105 added the ability to level your current familiar by "consuming" season 3 familiars, and free season 3 familiars are therefore a happy thing, eh? The NPCs that you need are in SQeynos (near the guildhall (/way 455, -28, 173 or so) and in SFP outside the banker/broker building (/way -203, -56, 162). There will be no quest feather. The first time you talk to them, there will be a considerable bit of chatter before you are handed a house item book, On Founding the Conservatory (lore, no trade). Do what you wish with the book, then hail them again to get the quest. You will be handed an "empty familiar cage". Ignore the flavor text on it, as it will say it is only for amphibians, and it is for any creature type. It will list as a level 5 tradeskill quest. It is really an adventuring quest, and the low level lets everyone get it. It will give you a random creature type to trap. EVERY single creature that can be tamed by a beastlord will suddenly highlight as a quest target, but you need the one that matches what your quest helper says. (Canine, bat, etc.) Use the wiki list if you're not sure what fits into a category (for example, fearstalkers are mystic, NOT feline). The mob can be any level as long as it is the proper mob type. You need to aggro but NOT kill the mob, so a no-damage ability is a "good thing". If you're finding yourself killing the stuff, remove damage shields, find something no-damage (root, snare, stun) to aggro it. If all else fails, get yourself a level 10 hex doll for pulling as a high-level adventurer. Stuff your combat pets away or park them, too! If you delete the quest due to not being able/willing to trap that mob type, you will be waiting "around 10 minutes" before you can get it again. (For example, most mystical mobs are higher level, so if you are level 5, you will want something more doable.) Once you finish the quest, we do not know when you will be able to get the quest again. We do not know if the "daily" part of it is on an 18-hour timer, a 24-hour timer, etc., and cannot test that part in the hours before this goes live. Grey mobs work, as long as it isn't one of the bugged categories listed below If you are going after a linked mob, you will find the rest of the encounter turns grey (broken encounter). Even broken, though, you can trap anything else in the encounter that is of the proper mob type, then will have to kill, feign off, etc. any other mobs in the encounter that cannot be captured.) Now for the bad news. We found issues with getting quest updates for some of the mob types. Since it is random what mob type that you get, and we were testing these at different player levels, it has taken a bit to narrow down the issues. Here is what we have found so far: Works: Avian Bats Bears Bovid Boars* Canines Drake - this means butterfly, not drakota type drakes, so skyfire drake, fae drake and such. Felines Insects Mystical (tested on fearstalkers and manticores) Reptiles Rodents - tested on rats and armadillos Simians - siamang in PoP worked, as did gorillas in Timorous Deep (brute models do NOT work, just monkeys and apes) *Boars are NOT plentiful in the lands, and if you're one of several people on your server that need them on a given day, you may be at it for a while before you can get 11 updates. Bugged Amphibians (above 100, below 100, they just wouldn't update), tried turtles in several zones Aquatic (tested above 100), tried crocs and crabs in more than one place Uknown Warder categories were were not assigned, so could not test: Dire (Raptors, dire bears, dire wolves, brutes(?)) Enchanted (hellhounds, flying snakes) Again, we don't know yet if the above two are offered, and if they are offered, if they work or not.