The Worm Problem

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The Worm Problem
Section Ascalon Quests
Campaign Prophecies

(Tyrian only)

Given by Pitney
in Lakeside County
(Ascalon (pre-Searing))
Followed by The Prize Moa Bird
Type Secondary quest
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Pitney, a resident of Ashford, needs help getting rid of the worms in his field. The latter part of the quest is where lower-level players could get overwhelmed if they aggro the hostile wolves in addition to the Worm Queen.

Quest information[edit]





First you must have the devourer egg. This can be obtained by doing The Egg Hunter quest, or trading 5 Skale Fins to Brownlow or trading 3 dull carapaces to Rownan. Once you've given the egg to Pitney, simply follow him to his field. He will attract the Worm Queen out of the ground. Once it is slain, talk to Pitney (who should be standing nearby) for your reward.





Initial dialogue[edit]

"Ach! These worms will be the death of me! They've driven me off my farm! Doesn't matter how many I kill. As long as there's a queen worm, more will be back the next day."
Here's what I'm thinking: Worms love devourer eggs, right? Can you get a devourer egg from Fadden Hathorn for me? I'll use it to lure the queen into the open, then you can squash her like the bug she is."
Yes Accept: "I think I can handle a few worms."
No Decline: "Sorry, I'm too busy."
Ask Ask: "Please… if you can get a devourer egg from Fadden Hathorn, I'm sure we can save my farm. If you can't get one from Fadden, try Brownlow the Collector in Lakeside County."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

"All right, I'll try to lure the queen into the open. You do the killing."

After taking the egg:

Pitney: "Come on. My old field's this way!"

Reaching the fields:

Pitney: "Here we go. Get ready for trouble."

When the Worm Queen appears:

Pitney: "There she is. Kill her!"

Reward dialogue[edit]

"Thank you so much! Those worms won't be a problem now."


  • Completing this quest reduces the amount of Plague Worms that spawn in the field.
Bug Bug.Sometimes Pitney will get caught on Devona, and you will have to leave the area and try again.
Bug Bug.If you leave the area during this quest, you will have to obtain another egg in order to finish it.