Ascalon Basin

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Ascalon Basin

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Map of Ascalon Basin

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Location within Plains of Ashford

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Ascalon Basin

The Ascalon Basin is a body of water just south of Ascalon City. An asura scientist is conducting researchs on the large group of brackish skales found on the eastern shores.

Locations and objectives[edit]

Renown Hearts
Complete heart (map icon).png Assist Sesto Headsplitter with his work (11)
Complete heart (map icon).png Help Researcher Irkz study skale poison (12)
Waypoint (tango icon).png Irondock Shipyard Waypoint —
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Irondock Shipyard





Armorsmith (map icon).png Ash Legion Scout
Merchant (map icon).png Praeda Steelbearer
Renown Heart (map icon).png Researcher Irkz
Renown Heart (map icon).png Sesto Headsplitter



Ambient dialogue[edit]

[verification requested]

At the Irondock Shipyard
Dremelclaw Burnsure: Tab A fits into slot B? Who wrote these instructions?
Dremelclaw Burnsure: Fire up your torch, Rivetclaw. This ship is ready to sail.
Dremelclaw Burnsure: (sigh) This project will never get off the ground, so to speak.
Dremelclaw Burnsure: I've worked on plenty of boilers. Not underwater, but the principles are the same.
Iron Legion Soldier (1): You're just plain wrong. This will change the way wars are fought.
Iron Legion Soldier (2): We didn't have metal boats when we took Ascalon, or when we overthrew the Flame Legion.
Iron Legion Soldier (1): Innovation is the key to lasting victory. You'll see.
Iron Legion Soldier (1): You'd think turtles would sink, but they float. Something to do with air pockets and forward momentum.
Iron Legion Soldier (2): They're using air bladders on the next prototype. I'm skeptical.
Iron Legion Soldier (1): You hear about the Black Citadel sending a bunch of inspectors out here?
Iron Legion Soldier (2): They're anxious for the project to succeed. Imagine what we could do if we conquered the seas?
Iron Legion Soldier (1): A submarine would give us the firepower to conquer quaggans.
Iron Legion Soldier (1): Now we can explore, attack, and defend in ways we never could before.
Iron Legion Soldier (2): That's only if your precious machine floats back to the surface when you tell it to.
Iron Legion Soldier (1): I better get promoted to crew chief soon. I'm too smart to be shoveling coal.
Iron Legion Soldier (2): We're all cogs in the machine. Some of us are just smaller and greasier than others.
Iron Legion Soldier (1): This is how we do it. Iron Legion sees a problem, builds a solution.
Iron Legion Soldier (2): I still won't get inside that thing without a direct order.
Iron Legion Soldier (1): Because?
Iron Legion Soldier (2): Because it's designed to sink on purpose.
Iron Legion Soldier (1): Keep alert for more saboteurs.
Iron Legion Soldier (2): I'd like to know how they found this facility to begin with.
Iron Legion Soldier (1): Fat floats. They should just insulate the shell with pig fat.
Iron Legion Soldier (2): Have you ever smelled rotting pig fat? You'd have a working submarine, but your crew would be vomiting the whole time.
Iron Legion Soldier (1): We're going drake hunting tomorrow. Want to come?
Iron Legion Soldier (2): Can't. Nobody else knows how to make rivets, so I'm stuck on a double shift.
Ash Legion Scout: Sir, another Separatist attack is imminent.
Iron Legion Captain: How reliable is your intel?
Ash Legion Scout: We found ways to loosen our captive's tongue.
Iron Legion Captain: Well done, soldier.
Nardo Burncore: We gotta watch those Separatists every second, or they'll ettin up our plans.
Nardo Burncore: We're on the verge of a break through with the Iron Barracuda. On the verge!
At Researcher Irkz's station
Secunda the Watcher: Your skale charming dud could use some adjustments.
Researcher Irkz: It's a process. True success is one percent iteration, ninety-nine percent more iteration.
Secunda the Watcher: I'll have to trust your math. So, what am I supposed to do with all these skale?
Researcher Irkz: Do what you charr always do when you have a surplus of mindless meat. Make an army out of them.
Secunda the Watcher: Why do these tags say, "Do not remove, under penalty of death"?
Researcher Irkz: Because if you remove the tags, you'll open a barrel full of crazy.
Secunda the Watcher: So that's why the legions are interested in your work. They want to start a full skale war. Haha!
Researcher Irkz: I don't ask questions. This is the one area in which I prefer to remain ignorant. I'll leave all the other areas to you. Now, let me get back to work.
Secunda the Watcher: ? [verification requested]
Researcher Irkz: You could use a quick dip in the lake anyways. What, do you belong to the Stench Legion?
Secunda the Watcher: Ash Legion. As in, keep it up, and you'll be in an urn.
Researcher Irkz: I kid, I kid. I don't know what I'd do without you. Now, get out there and kill that dread skale or die trying.
Secunda the Watcher: You're lucky I've got explicit orders not to kill you.

Crafting resources[edit]

Resource nodes
Mine resource (map icon).png Copper Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Rich Copper Vein
Plant resource (map icon).png Herb Seedlings
Wood resource (map icon).png Kertch Sapling