Herb Town Party Quest Guide (Davy John's Pirate Party Quest)

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Table of Contents

  1. Requirements for the PPQ
  2. Entrance Map (Over the Pirate Ship)
  3. Stage 1 (On the way to the Pirate Ship)
  4. Stage 2 (Through the head of the Ship)
  5. Stage 3 (Through the Deck I)
  6. Stage 4 (Through the Deck II)
  7. Stage 5 (Eliminate Pirates)
  8. Boss Stage (The Captain’s Dignity)
  9. “Bonus Stage” (Wu Yang Giving Thanks)
  10. End of Journey (Pirate Ship On Its Way Out)
  11. Miscellaneous (FAQ's)

Requirements for the PPQ

In order to Pirate Party Quest (PPQ), according to the patch you need to be level 55-100. But since PPQ has harder monsters and probably less experience then lmpq or opq most people are level 65 plus.

Probably no one will invite you if you aren’t close to level 70 because there is a time limit on how long you have to kill the monsters. If you can’t kill them quickly, or have good skills, then you’re out of luck.

Your party can have a maximum of six people and I believe a minimum of three people, but I don’t for sure yet.

In your PPQ party in order to kill the monsters and boss in the time limit you should have: Attacking People (Warriors, Bowmen, Thieves at the higher levels) Priest/Cleric

Also for the Eliminating Pirate stage, it’s a very good idea to have a thief with dark sight.

Entrance Map (Over the Pirate Ship)

The PPQ is located in Herb Town. You can get to Herb Town through the Dolphin Taxi in Aqua Road. Or through the warp crane in Mu Lung. You can get to Mu Lung through the Warp Crane by the orbis ticketing booth.

Once you are in Herb Town keep walking to the right until you get to the map “Herb Town: Old Swamp”. The monsters are Mr. Alli (weird alligators with birds on their heads) and Kru (Brown fat plant/pirate things with big lips). On the top left corner of the map there is a wooden structure, press up near the middle of it to find the hidden portal.

You should now be in the map “Over the Pirate Ship”, and you should also see the friendly NPC Guon (he looks like an old vegetable).

Gather up a party, find an open channel, and start the PPQ.

Also, Guon will have a couple of quests for you, as well as the PPQ part.

Stage 1 (On the way to the Pirate Ship)

In this map there are monsters already wandering around. These monsters are “Jar” and “Ginseng Jar”. They are level 47 and 48. It's nothing to get excited about. Don’t open any of the chests, since it just summons more monsters and it takes more time to get through the stage.

Kill ALL of the monsters and then you can go through the portal on the right hand side.

Make sure your party kills all of them, the map is slightly big, so if you miss one, you have to walk all the way back just to kill it.


Don’t go through the portal until ALL of you party is right by the portal and ready to go through. Since the next stage has barely enough time to make it. If one person goes through early, then they start the timer, and the whole party loses precious time. This applies to every stage of the party quest.

You have four minutes to kill all the monsters.

Stage 2 (Through the head of the Ship)

This stage consists of three parts, and you have about six minutes to complete it.

2-1 First the leader clicks on Guon and clicks “Get on the Pirate Ship”. Then on your message screen it will say “Guon is searching for fellow travelers.” Then someone else has to click Guon and also click “Get on with

the Quest”. Once this is done, the monsters are summoned.

These monsters are Mr. Alli (weird looking alligators, level 64). They will drop black pirate emblems every now and then, and keep respawning. The leader needs twenty of these emblems. Once the leader has twenty he has to immediately click on Guon. Then all the Mr. Alli’s will vanish.

2-2 The leader should immediately click Guon again and click “Get on with the Quest.” Now Kru (big fat pirate plants with big lips level 68) will spawn all over the map. These drop blue pirate emblems. The leader once again needs 20, and once he has 20 he needs to quickly click on Guon. All the Kru will vanish and the leader needs to click Guon and click “Get on with the Quest.”

2-3 Now Captain monsters appear (they look like the Kru but with a blue hat and sword, level 70). The Captain drop red pirate emblems and once again the leader needs to collect 20 of them and then click on Guon.

Once this has been accomplished all the Captain will vanish and all the party members must quickly go through the portal on the right.


Your party only has around SIX minutes to accomplish the above tasks. The leader should be frantically running around the map picking up the emblems, and NOT just concentrate only on killing.

The leader should be clicking Guon very quickly. And on 2-3 you must clear the stage with time left to get through the portal, OR IT WON’T LET YOU GO THROUGH! Even if you did gather the twenty emblems and click Guon before the time ran out.

I find it helpful that a Priest be the leader of the party. That way, while the priest is running around healing people, the priest can also pick up the emblems. But the priest should be of medium level so they aren’t panicking about dying.

ALSO, if you have a pet with an item bag, UNEQUIP THE ITEM BAG! The monsters spawn so fast, that there is hardly any room to drop items, so ONLY the leader should pick up the emblems.

Stage 3 (Through the Deck I)

In this stage you kill all the monsters, DON’T open the chests to summon the monsters, do all this within six minutes, and go through the portal on the right.

Also there are two hidden streets on this map; the hidden portals are in the doors on the background of the pirate ship you are riding on. The first door is eliminating Bellflowers and the second one is eliminating devoted Kru.

One of the stages has disappearing Bellflower roots and the other stage has monsters that appear for a short time and then die by themselves.

According to Seth M.: The stages with the disappearing Bellflowers are quite like the other stages, your goal is just to kill every Bellflower on the map, they disappear on and off like the one room of kitties in OPQ, once they are all dead if the leader talks to Guon a big red chest will appear above the door you entered, if you drop a Lord Pirate's Key to the Chest on it and it will open and items will drop.

The other room where you only have 50 seconds is similar, the only use for it (that I've found at least) is for 2 quests, one that Guon gives you outside of the PQ, which requires you to kill 200 of each of the Pirates in the room, and the one from the pirate in Lith Harbor, who asks for 6 pieces of the map, which these drop, the monsters in there have quite a bit of HP, and every 12-15 seconds or so they all die and you get no experience for any of them and they don't count as kills for the quest if they die from this, in a party of 5 with levels averaging around 80 we only managed to kill maybe 6-7 in each room.

Also, from the info given to me from xSoz, the monsters have around 10k to 12k HP, so it takes a bit of effort to kill them.

Stage 4 (Through the Deck II)

In this stage you kill all the monsters, DON’T open the chests to summon the monsters, do all this within six minutes, and go through the portal on the right.

Also there are two hidden maps just like in the previous stage, look there for directions. Except that the devoted Kru is in the first door, and the bellflowers are in the second door.

Anyways the point is, if you take this PQ at face value, it stinks a LOT. But if you take the time to explore then it’s wickedly confusing.

Stage 5 (Eliminate Pirates)

In this stage the monsters you’ve come to know and love are spawning ALL over the map like they can’t bear to see any spot where there isn’t a monster.

In this stage there are four doors on the map and you have to “lock” all four doors to open the portal to the next stage. The map has five doors, but you only need to lock the ones with a skull design above them.

The monsters will drop the keys needed every now and then.

The HARD part is that since the monsters are spawning ALL over the place, it’s almost impossible to drop the key (without any help).

So you shouldn’t pick up the key, only let a thief pick up the key, then that thief can use darksight to drop the key on the doors. If you don’t have a thief, then you need to have your party members lure the monsters away from the door so you can drop the key. In fact it’s a good idea to do the same thing for the thief with darksight. You could also get a high-level person to kill the monster while you stand at one place without getting hurt, and drop the key quickly.

Also, you should tell your party when you see a key, or if you accidentally picked a key up. And once again if you have a pet with an item bag, put your pet away or unequip the item bag.

Once all four doors are locked, the portal opens and you can go through.

Once again you only have six minutes in which to accomplish this.

Boss Stage (The Captain’s Dignity)

Congratulations, you have made it to the boss stage.

Once again, thanks to Seth M. I have the following information.

If you didn’t open any of the chests you fight the Peeking Lord Pirate or the Lord Pirate I don’t know which one. If you open one chest, you fight the Angry Lord Pirate. If you opened both chests, you fight the Enraged Lord Pirate.

The levels of these bosses are:

Peeking Lord Pirate

Level: 70

HP/MP: 300,000/ 300

EXP: 4000

KB: 5000

Weapon attack: 350

Magic attack: 410

Weapon defense: 670

Magic defense: 455

Speed: -60

Accuracy: 140

Avoidability: 28

Lord Pirate

Level: 70

HP/MP: 420,000/300

EXP: 7200

KB: 5000

Weapon attack: 350

Magic attack: 410

Weapon defense: 670

Magic defense: 455

Speed: -60

Accuracy: 140

Avoidability: 28

Angry Lord Pirate

Level: 73

HP/MP: 480,000/400

EXP: 8800

KB: 5000

Weapon attack: 370

Magic attack: 430

Weapon defense: 690

Magic defense: 475

Speed: -60

Accuracy: 160

Avoidability: 29

Enraged Lord Pirate

Level: 76

HP/MP: 540,000/ 500

EXP: 12000

KB: 5000

Weapon attack: 390

Magic attack: 450

Weapon defense: 710

Magic defense: 495

Speed: -60

Accuracy: 170

Avoidability: 30

According to Seth M.: The key you need to drop on the chests in the Bellflower room is dropped by the boss and I don't think there is a surefire way to get him to drop, it seems like there’s just a 10% chance or so.

Just keep whacking at him and he’ll die. Oh and there is an eight minute time limit on this stage.

Once you kill the boss go to the right and have the leader click on Wu Yang, the NPC that you have just “rescued.” Then you will get different amounts of experience depending on what levels the people in your party are.

According to xSoz: The different experience amounts that I've seen are 10k, 20k, 28k, and 35k. The EXP drops as you have more people above 79 in your party. If you have two people and you get 28k any more then two people it's 20k and it drops with every increasing member till you have a full party of 6 people above level 79.

After the leader clicks Wu Yang the party will be transported to the map Wu Yang Giving Thanks.

“Bonus Stage” (Wu Yang Giving Thanks)

In this stage everyone needs to click Wu Yang. You have three options.

~Look at your Pirate Lord kill count.

~Reset you Pirate Lord kill count.

~Leave the map.

There is no bonus stage in this PQ. There is only the stuff that Pirate Lord drops. Supposedly he has some good drops, because the experience from doing this PQ isn’t incredibly worth it. And Wu Yang doesn’t give you an item for completing the PQ.

So far the drops I have seen are:

  • Sunrise Dew
  • Sunset Dew
  • Reindeer Milk
  • White Potion
  • Elixir
  • 60% Scroll for 1 Handed-Bow (Boss level 70)
  • 60% Scroll for Helmet for Defense (Boss level 73)

Also the Pirate Lord drops these keys that supposedly you can drop on treasure chests in the hidden streets on the Deck stages. But once again I’m not sure about this at all. Please email me if you know.

Thanks to some info from Seth M, some of the drops have been:

  • Ginseng Concentrate
  • White Pots 300 HP
  • Mana Pots 300 MP
  • Some 60% Scrolls
  • Shoe Jump
  • Some 10% Scrolls

But don’t be a noob and loot the scrolls from the chest that someone ELSE’S key opened. Seriously its not that worth it.

End of Journey (Pirate Ship On Its Way Out)

This is the map where you appear if you run out of time, or if you have completed the PPQ. Just click on Guon and he’ll immediately transport you to the entrance map.