The Hatchery

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The destroyers killed my Kittaka! Rot and rust them all!

— Tchkik

The Hatchery

1325 AE
Personal story
Helping Hands
Hidden Ourobon
(Harathi Hinterlands)
Preceded by
Followed by
Set to Blow

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The Hatchery is part of the personal story for skritt-aligned charr, human, or sylvari characters who chose to rescue the skritt treasure hunters in Rat-Tastrophe.


Rescue Tchkik and the skritt treasure hunters.

  • Go to the Hidden Ourobon to begin the search.
  • Rescue Tchkik and the other scouts.
  • Get the skritt scouts to safety.
  • Defeat the destroyer harpies.


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Head to an area near High Timber Claim in the far east of the Harathi Hinterlands. Upon entering the cave you will see it littered with several destroyer crabs, trolls and oozes as well as destroyer eggs. Fight your way through the cave to rescue the skritt scattered about the cave taking care to avoid disturbing the destroyer eggs as they will explode and spawn a destroyer crab if you get too close. It can be helpful to destroy the eggs from a distance, but since they cannot be targeted a point blank or ground targeted aoe attack is needed.

Once you've rescued the remaining skritt more oozes will spawn and you have fight through them as you lead the skritt to the west side of the cave.

Once there a wave of destroyer harpies will spawn. Defeat them to finish the quest.







Approaching your mentor:

(depending on your order)
Warmaster Forgal Kernsson: The skritt may be vermin, but nothing deserves to suffer this kind of destruction.
Lightbringer Tybalt Leftpaw: Looks bad. Lots of bodies. Lots of destroyers. What's the plan?
Magister Sieran: Tchkik and the scouts must be down here somewhere. We have to find them.

Talking to your mentor before rescuing Tchkik:

Warmaster Forgal Kernsson: I've had more experience with icebrood than destroyers, but they all die if you hit them hard enough. Let's move out and find those missing skritt.
Talk more option tango.png Is that the plan?
Pretty much. We need to gather more skritt so they have the brain power to build a bomb big enough to take out all the destroyers in these tunnels.
Talk more option tango.png What are they building the bomb from?
Ftokchak sent a squad of skritt to steal the black powder from the nearby centaur camp. That should give us the firepower we need to bring this tunnel down on the destroyers.
Talk end option tango.png Okay. Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png Understood.
Lightbringer Tybalt Leftpaw: Typical. I'm just getting used to the way Ftokchak talks, and now our mission is to find more skritt, which will change the way he talks. I'm a field agent, not a linguist!
Talk more option tango.png I'd like to review our plan.
All we need to do is find the missing skritt so Ftokchak has the smarts to build their bomb—or "boom" as he calls it—and we'll have what we need to solve this destroyer problem.
Talk more option tango.png Don't we need explosives to build the bomb itself?
We've got that covered. Ftokchak sent a whole raiding party to grab bomb powder from a local centaur camp. They get the matériel, we get the brains, and boom! No more destroyers.
Talk end option tango.png I like it.
Talk end option tango.png Think of it as a dialect: "smart skritt" vs "solo skritt."
Magister Sieran: Okay, once we find and save these skritt, I want you to help me monitor their speech patterns. Let's see if they really do communicate better in large numbers.
Talk more option tango.png I'd like to review the plan.
Sure! We do a little amateur spelunking—I love that word—and fetch back enough skrit to pump up their intelligence enough to build the bomb they need.
Talk more option tango.png And the bomb takes care of the destroyers?
And the matriarch I suspect is scrabbling around in here. While we do that, Ftokchak sends a party to swipe blasting powder from the local centaurs. Then we all meet up, and... boom!
Talk end option tango.png Got it. Let's do some caving!
Talk end option tango.png Done. The more we save, the more data we gather.

Rescuing Vrackan:

Vrackan: What about shinies? Came here for shinies, specials. Need them to trade, to live.
Talk quest option tango.png No, to live you need to not be here.

Rescuing Yiktuk:

Yiktuk: You saved me! Ka-chaai! We need to save the others!
Yiktuk: Hot rock bugs, killing, killing! Almost died. Many others did die. Help us, help!
Talk end option tango.png Easy. Stick with me and we'll get you all out of here.

Rescuing Tchkik:

Tchkik: Kittaka, get up! We must run. Kittaka...?
Tchkik: Oh, Kittaka. Why did you have to be so brave?
Tchkik: The destroyers killed my Kittaka! Rot and Rust them all!
Tchkik: I can't leave him! I can't. Ah, why did you have to be so brave?
Tchkik: Danger! Not safe here! Poor Kittaka is gone, but we can save the others. Find friends, then escape—can you help?
Talk end option tango.png That's why we're here. Ftokchak sent us.

After defeating the destroyer harpies (cinematic):

Tchkik: Thank you for saving us! We were trapped. The eggs—these eggs are horrible!
<Character name>: Don't worry. We'll see that they're all killed. Along with their queen.
<Character name>: Destroyer queen. Dragon minions shouldn't be able to reproduce. How is this possible?
(depending on your order)
Warmaster Forgal Kernsson: Two possibilities. Could be a creature that was pregnant when she was corrupted. Or this "queen" might be a kind of minion we've never seen before.
Lightbringer Tybalt Leftpaw: We've heard whispers about creatures that were already pregnant when corrupted. Though it could be a new type of minion. Ugh.
Magister Sieran: Priory records have documented such creatures. They were pregnant when they were corrupted. Or it might be something new. How exiting!
<Character name>: I don't like either option. We have to take this creature out before she makes more eggs.
Tchkik: We'll stand with you and fight. We know these things from the deeps, know their cruelty. Come, meet me back at the village. Much to do.

After the cinematic:

(only for Priory members)
Magister Sieran: This is a blighted mess. You have the patience of the Tree, Scholar!

Talking to your mentor after rescuing the skritt:

Warmaster Forgal Kernsson: We're making progress. Now let's see if the other skritt got the bomb powder we need—and if these skritt are now smart enough to know what to do with it.
Talk end option tango.png Right.
Lightbringer Tybalt Leftpaw: Okay, more skritt do sound different, but smarter? If they build a bomb out of the supplies the other skritt party swiped from the centaurs, I'll believe it. And then, look out, destroyers!
Talk end option tango.png Looking forward to that. Let's get going.
Magister Sieran: Well, that was exciting... and informative. I'm dying to see what these skritt can do with the bomb powder the other skritt are collecting.
Talk end option tango.png And soon the destroyers will be just plain dying.

Talking to the rescued skritt:

Tchkik: Glad for life, sad for Kittaka. So sad. Great friend, Kittaka. Stupid hot rock bugs. Need to find Ftokchak, contribute to big boom, wipe them all out. For Kittaka!
Talk end option tango.png That's the plan. See you back at the scratch.
Vrackan: Good to be safe, good! Foraging in caves is too dangerous these days. I'm going to start foraging in cities. More people, more stuff!
Talk end option tango.png Let's get you out of here intact before you start making plans.
Yiktuk: Thank you for saving us. Being alive is good, but what about shinies? Need to forage, gather, pinch, lift, and loot!
Talk end option tango.png Life first. Loot later.

My story[edit]

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We rescued Tchkik, and investigated the destroyer eggs. It seems that the destroyer was a unique creature—a dragon minion that could create offspring. We have to kill that creature before it lays more eggs.

My story