The Jack of Spades
|The Jack of Spades (#214)|
|Release date||5 June 2017 (Update)|
|Main developer(s)||Unknown edit|
|Quality assurance||Unknown edit|
|Infobox • Talk page|
The Jack of Spades is a Fifth Age quest. The main reward for completing the quest is access to Menaphos, located in the southern part of the Kharidian Desert. It requires the completion of the two Ozan "double bill" quests, Stolen Hearts and Diamond in the Rough, to start.
Overview[edit | edit source]
|Start point||Ali Mirza in the Al Kharid palace|
|Member requirement||Members only|
|Official length||Short to Medium|
|Requirements||Skill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
|Items required||Items from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
|Enemies to defeat||
The invitation[edit | edit source]
At the Al Kharid palace, talk with Emir Ali Mirza who informs you that Menaphos wants to reopen trade with Al Kharid and has invited a delegation to Menaphos to negotiate a deal. He sends Grand Vizier Hassan to go as the representative of Al Kharid together with the player who was specifically invited by The Pharaoh. The Emir asks the player to not spy for Osman with which Osman agrees. Osman asks the player to meet them upstairs in the south-east corner on the balcony.
On the balcony Osman will discuss the city of Menaphos with the player. Osman will also confirm again that the player should not spy for him, but if the player notices something of interest then they should report it to him. Osman is particularly interested in the library and any books covering the line of succession of the pharaohs.
Carpet ride[edit | edit source]
Go upstairs to the top floor of the palace and meet Hassan on the southern side of the roof. Unequip the items in your main- and off-hand slots, dismiss any follower, and fly on the magic carpet with Hassan. Unlike the regular transportation, you have to manually move (Surge is the only ability usable while on the carpet). You can fly over most buildings except the Dominion Tower, and you cannot cross water although you shouldn't need to. Head south in the direction of Menaphos, taking any route you wish. During the ride, Hassan will make comments on any landmarks you fly over. If you would rather go to Menaphos directly, you can speak to Hassan.
Entering the Golden City[edit | edit source]
The player and Hassan are greeted by Ambassador Jabari who will lead them to Grand Vizier Ehsan, the Menaphos merchant. Both Grand Viziers will negotiate the deal between the cities. The Jack of Spades appears, steals a tax ledger from Ehsan and escapes. Talk to the guards outside the building, who say the Jack of Spades was last seen heading into the Port district to the south.
Following the Jack[edit | edit source]
Talk to Admiral Wadud in The Golden Scarab Inn in the Port district. The Jack of Spades appears again and steals Wadud's prized trinket, then vanishes again. Speak to the guards to the west of the Inn, they say the Jack of Spades was seen heading to the Imperial district.
Go north out of the Port district, then west up the stairs from the lodestone. Alternatively, right-click the Shifting Tombs entrance to go directly to the Imperial District. Speak to Commander Akhomet outside the Great Pyramid. The Jack appears again and steals Akhomet's ceremonial dagger, before vanishing again. She advises speaking to Batal in the Worker district.
Head back to the lodestone, then north and west to reach the open bonfire in the Worker district and speak to Batal. Alternatively, the Shifting Tombs entrance can be used for quick access to the Worker District. The Jack of Spades appears once more and steals Batal's coin purse, then disappears again. Batal suggests searching for an underground hideout below the city.
Shifty[edit | edit source]
Enter the Shifting Tombs entrance nearby and speak to the Jack of Spades, who turns out to be none other than Ozan. He has been looking for the Kharid-ib and traced it to Menaphos. He says people have been searching underground and Amascut is behind it. He gives the stolen items which can be used to gain reputation with the four different districts. Return the four stolen items, which grant enough reputation to unlock the Menaphos Grand Exchange. You can take advantage of the Shifting Tombs area to quickly move between districts. After returning all the items, head back near the Merchant district and speak to Hassan to complete the quest.
Congratulations, quest complete!
Rewards[edit | edit source]
- 1 quest point
- 500 experience
- 500 experience
- 500 experience
- 500 experience
- Access to Menaphos
- Access to the Menaphos reputation system
- Menaphos reputation gain increased to 125%
- Access to Shifting Tombs
- 2 Treasure Hunter keys and 2 Hearts of Ice
- Music unlocked
- On the Wings of Air
- The Seat of Power
- The Tale of Jack of Spades (after the quest in The Golden Scarab Inn)
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- The Jack of Spades ( 5) – Complete this Novice quest.
Required for completing[edit | edit source]
The Jack of Spades is directly required for the following quests/miniquests:
Transcript[edit | edit source]
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 19 August 2019 (Update):
- Unlock Hint for The Seat of Power now references it being unlocked in the correct quest: Jack of Spades.
- Hassan is no longer visible on the Al Kharid Palace roof whilst you're taking the magic carpets with him to Menaphos, during the Jack of Spades quest.
- patch 9 July 2018 (Update):
- The Jack of Spades quest start icon has been moved to the correct location.
- hotfix 12 June 2017 (Update):
- The Jack of Spades quest can no longer be discussed on a free-to-play world.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- When asking Ozan how he got into the city, the phrase "long story involving bribery, a wig and pink skirt" is a reference to the former quest Prince Ali Rescue.
References[edit | edit source]
|Part 9 of the Desert quest series • Part 3 of the Signature Heroes quest series (Ozan)|
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