The Organ Grinders


-- Culex(Virtue), Boiler(Liberty), Frost Phantom(server?)

Basic Info

  • Levels: 35 - 40
  • Factions: Rikti
  • Contacts: Steven Sheridan (brickstown), 
  • Reward: Omega Level Clearance Badge(souvenir), SO enhancement

1,2) Recover stolen blood

Mission: Recover stolen blood

Selection Text: I got a report here that the Brickstown Infirmary had their entire supply of blood stolen right out of their storage facility. The only sign of forced entry was through a liquid waste disposal chute, so I think it's safe to assume the perps came in through the sewers. They can't treat any patients until someone recovers that stolen blood. Can you help them out?
Type: Indoor: sewers
Sub-goals: Recover 7 blood lots
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Blood bags
Commentary: Simple glowie grab.  The two missions are marked 1,2 because both most be completed to officially start the storyarc and either could come first.

1,2) Investigate the Crey Lab

Mission: Defeat all Rikti in lab

Selection Text: Hey, I've been hearing rumors that Crey is covering up the fact that one of their labs was taken over by Rikti a couple days ago. It's one of their facilities in Crey's Folly . This  might be a good opportunity to learn something more about Crey, or better yet, about what the Rikti's next move is. Will you investigate that Crey lab?
Type: Indoor: tech
Sub-goals: Investigate Rikti plan
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Human liver
Human heart
Human kidney
Human lung
Rikti data
Commentary: The body bag glowies will give xp and the others give body parts and Rikti data(clues).

3) Protect Fors Vorn Chemicals

Mission: Defeat all villains in warehouse

Type: Indoor: 5th Column base
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: --
Commentary: Small defeat all mission. Gasp... it's not a warehouse! And those aren't Rikti!

3) Rescue Dr. Snider

Mission: Find Dr. Snider

Type: Indoor: sewers
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Signal triangulator
Dr. Snider's pager
Commentary: A simple glowie run if you so wish.

4) Go see Marvin Weintraub

Mission: Go see Marvin Weintraub

Type: Delivery (Talos Island)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Psychic Probe
Commentary: You'll get an ambush after talking to Marvin, so stick around unless you like the thought of a bunch of Rikti terrorizing Talos Island.

Mission: Probe Rikti minds

Type: Defeat #
Sub-goals: Defeat 35 Rikti
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Rikti info
Commentary: Time to farm those Rikti Monkeys!

Mission: Rescue Dr. Snider

Type: Indoor: warehouse
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Dr. Snider's story
Commentary: You can be done with mission quickly if you just defeat the mob captures grouped with Dr. Snider.  Also after leaving the mission I was given an SO enhancment.

5) Go see Rebecca Brinell

Mission:  Talk to Rebecca Brinell

Type: Delivery (galaxy city)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: SERAPH visitor badge
Commentary: --

Mission: Defeat all Rikti in lab

Type: Indoor: tech
Sub-goals: Rescue 3 scientists
Notable mobs: --
Clues: --
Commentary: I don't recommend bringing 3 or more people into this mission, unless you like fighting +1 Rikti bosses.

6) Hit the streets with Weintraub's Psychic Probe

Mission: Probe Rikti minds

Type: Defeat #
Sub-goals: Defeat 45 Rikti
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Psychic Probe
Commentary: There will be an ambush of Rikti a couple minutes  bit after you accept this mission.  I should start up a monkey farm, rent out hunting licenses... I'd make a fortune with missions like this.

Mission: Investigate Rikti base

Type: Indoor: tech
Sub-goals: Find 3 clues
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Mutating human organs
Decaying Rikti organs
Commentary: Only 2 actual clues, but 3 glowies to grab. This is just a glowie run if you want to be done quickly.

Souvenir: Omega level clearance badge

Your Omega level clearnce badge allows you access to some of the goverment's most secret files. But it does more than that. It reminds you of the time you defeated:

The Organ Grinders

It all began after you stopped the Rikti from stealing some human blood and organs. It seemed the aliens were up to something big.

Your contact assumed it had something to do with the Rikti mutagen, and you went to stop them from stealing some chemicals. But the chemical warehouse turned out to be a 5th Column front company. Several defeated soldiers later, you were still no further toward discovering what the Rikti were up to.

While you were on your wild goose-step chase, Dr. Snider, a renowned transplant specialist, was kidnapped by the Rikti. You tracked his pager down to a sewer junction, but he wasn't there. The Rikti had him, their plan was closer to completion, and you had no idea where to turn next.

Your contact got you in touch with Marvin Weintraub, an inventor who had a Psychic Probe that can read the thoughts of defeated Rikti. Using this probe, you found out that Dr. Snider was being held prisoner in Brickstown. When you freed him from the Rikti, he told you that he was forced to perform transplant surgery on living Rikti soldiers, replacing decaying organs with fresh new ones.

Your contact then put you in touch with Rebecca Brinell at SERAPH. She invited you to tour a SERAPH lab where dead Rikti were taken for examination. When you arrived there, the Rikti were attacking the lab. You saved the scientists, and the huge body of data they had gathered on the Rikti.

In recognition of this act of heroism, you were granted Omega level clearance by the Vice President and SERAPH. Ms. Brinell was now able to tell you what SERAPH had learned about the Rikti: that they were nothing more than highly mutated humans, and that the Rikti homeworld was not an alien planet, but an alternate Earth. You also learned that the more powerful the Rikti, the more atrophied their internal organs were upon autopsy.

You used the Psychic Probe again, this time looking for any information about human organs. Eventually you got the info you were looking for, and invaded a secret Rikti base. There you found that they were mutating human organs into Rikti ones, and transplanting them into their soldiers. Apparently the mutated human organs didn't atrophy from overuse like the Rikti organs did. Hopefully, you have ended this operation for good.


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