Head of the Family

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For the achievement, see Head of the Family (achievement).
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Head of the Family is a part of the Tales of the Arc miniquest series.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Moai[edit | edit source]

Talk to the Waiko moai on the hill to the north of the Khan's house on Waiko which can be found in the north-eastern part of the island. Then travel to the island of Aminishi and head north, along the western beach, then up the stairs to find the Aminishi moai. She tells you that you will need to find a captain with a cargo freighter ship, a crew, and some way to prevent her from dying while on the ship.

Crew[edit | edit source]

Return to Waiko, and speak to Yuehanxun the Dealer, found in the south-east village section of Waiko, just south-east of the bamboo stalks about a crew. She requires a payment of 15 fish oil for her two cyclops labourers. After payment, the labourers will be waiting near Aminishi's moai on Aminishi.

Transport method[edit | edit source]

Talk to Rosie (supplies) at the Waiko market about the plight of the moai. She tells you to inquire with Sea Witch Kaula on Whale's Maw, as there is a legend regarding the transport of moai statues. Visit her on the north-west part of Whale's Maw. After hearing a sad tale about the Whale's Maw's moai statue, you ascertain that transportation is possible, as long as the moai keeps contact with its respective soil. Return to Rosie on Waiko, who asks for 5 bamboo, 150 chimes and asks you to fill up a bag with Aminishi soil. From this she will make a basket filled with Aminishi soil, in which to keep the moai statue in during transport. Go to Aminishi and fill the bag (the dock works). Return to Rosie on Waiko and give her the bag, 150 chimes and 5 bamboo. Rosie will handle the delivery of the goods. At this point, before leaving Waiko, you may wish to use the bank chest there to prepare for a fight scaled to your combat level in the next step.

Captain and ship[edit | edit source]

With a crew and transport method secured, you will lastly need a captain and ship. Cap'n Ekahi can be recruited on the beach of Aminishi, east of the docks. He requires a payment of 300 chimes for the service.

Fight and completion[edit | edit source]

Safespotting the Cyclopes.

Go talk to the Aminishi moai statue to start the transport, then talk to Cap'n Ekahi who tells you to travel using the rowboat on the shore next to him. If you haven't already, prepare for a fight scaled to your combat level. After departing with the moai statue, Capt'n Ekahi and his cyclops crew betrays the player and tries to kill them. This combat situation has an unsafe death, but is scaled to your combat level and comes with a warning beforehand. It can be safespotted though, by stepping behind the mast.

After defeating the cyclopes, you end up at your ship on Waiko with the 300 Chimes fee refunded. Return to the hill where you started the quest to see the Aminishi moai statue being placed in front of the Waiko moai statue. Talk to the Waiko moai to finish the miniquest.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Achievements[edit | edit source]

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Head of the Family is directly required for the following quests/miniquests:

It is therefore an indirect requirement for the following quests and miniquests:

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
    • Combat familiars commanded to attack Ekahi and his cyclopean minions during the Head of the Family miniquest no longer continue to attack the cyclopes after you have defeated them.
  • patch 18 February 2019 (Update):
    • Players will inform Aminishi maoi that she well be taken to Waiko instead of Aminishi.
  • patch 24 October 2016 (Update):
    • An unhandled dialogue state in Head of the Family when talking to the cyclops captain has been fixed.
  • patch 15 August 2016 (Update):
    • The player now states the correct amount of fish oil outstanding to the Aminishi moai when hiring the crew during the Head of the Family miniquest.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When going to move the Aminishi moai statue, the Cyclops Labourers say "We're ready master", and "I'm not ready". This is a reference to the Two-headed Ogre's 'unit ready' quote in the strategy game Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness.
  • One of the cyclopes has the examine text "He could have been a contender", which is a reference to the film On the Waterfront.
  • When Cap'n Ekahi turns on you, your character says "Curse your inevitable betrayal." This is a reference to the pilot episode of Firefly.
  • Rosie says "It's much bigger on the inside" when handing over a bag to put the soil in. This is most likely a reference to the TARDIS in the Doctor Who series.
  • No experience is gained for defeating Cap'n Ekahi and the crew.