Professional Fisher Quest
The Professional Fisher Quests are a series of Fishing quests found throughout port towns of Sosaria and the Lost Lands like:
The quests are given out by the NPC Fish Mongers and a player must already have a boat or galleon in the water to accept the quest. Having a boat (and not a galleon) in the water will lead to smug comments from the NPC and a lower-level fishing quest.
This quest is part of a category of quests where you catch uncommon fish and use your ship to deliver them to ports to gain rewards and better fishing orders.
Successful completion of this quest increases your standing with the fishmonger guild and unlocks bigger orders and greater rewards. Destroying the crate will forfeit the order and hurt your standing with the fishmonger guild.
You must have the High Seas booster pack to do this quest.
Note: You will not be able to dry dock your ship while you are on this quest. Destroying the crate in your hull will cancel the quest and re-enable dry docking.
- UOGuide Note: You will be able to dry dock your ship but will have to quit the quest to do so. If you must dry dock your ship for some reason, you must first destroy the crate or you will not be able to dry dock the ship. To destroy the crate, open the Quest menu and cancel the quest, which will automatically destroy the crate. Note that this will decrease your reputation with the Order of the Dragonfish.
Greetings sailor, I see ye have a fine ship, might ye be looking for work?
I have some orders for some particular fish that needs catchin' an' deliverin' and I be lookin' for some business partners. If ye will agree to fill this order an' deliver it fer me, I will reward ye with a rare prize as payment. What say ye?
- -Fish Monger
- Fill the crate on your ship with the correct number and type fish and/or crabs.
Quests are designed based on Fishing skill level:
Upon accepting the quest, a No-Drop/No-Trade crate will be placed on the cargo of your ship. This crate will tell how many of which Fish and/or Crustaceans to catch and also which dock to deliver. The possible destinations are:
Once you have caught all the necessary fish, put them inside the crate and sail to the destination. After you reach the destination dock (or the same sub-server as the docks), talk with the Fish Monger Npc:
- Ahoy, sailor! These be a fine batch o' fish and I'll be glad to pay the price. I will forwarded the money owed to the fishmonger who brokered this business with me compliments.
- Fer ye I have a rare gift from the Order of the Dragonfish that ye can't buy with gold. Let me jes' tuck it in yer backpack here... There you go! Use it wisely and it can make ye wealthy!
- If ye are interested in gettin more fishin' business from me, I have some orders of me own to fill and ship. Jes' let me know.
Reputation and Order Size
Each successfully completed quest will increase your reputation with the Fish Mongers of the Order of the Dragonfish and allow you to get larger orders (and possible rewards) from the Fish Mongers. You can take as many quests at once and complete them in any order.
For each fish (or crustacean) that you have completed an order for, you get a chance to get an order for 2 different kinds of fish. The same way, for each fish that you have completed an order for twice, you get a chance to get an order for 3 different kinds of fish. This progresses until you are getting the largest order of 6 different kinds of fish. While your chance for a larger order increases, it will ultimately be evaluated by the Rng.
The number of a specific kind of fish in an order will increase by 5 if you have previously completed an order with the same type of fish up to 20, or decrease by 5 if you resigned from a previous quest having the same type of fish in the order down to 10.
There are four order sizes which map to four groups of rewards having their own set of baits, books and fishing powerscrolls. In order to calculate the group that the possible reward is in, you need to calculate the total points in the order by multiplying the quantity of the items with constants as:
- Note that some formulas use constants like 0.5, 1 and 1.5 to relate the total points to bait usage count which is half the total points.
- Oracle of the Sea
- Charybdis Bait with 5 charges.
- Bait for a random rare fish, lobster or crab with Total Points / 2 number of uses up to 100.
- A Fishing Powerscroll (120 Powerscroll reported for Total Points > 210)
- Dredging Hook
- Junk Proof Hook
- Lava Proof Hook (replaced Lava Fishing Poles )
- Lava Lobster Trap
- A volume of Order of the Dragonfish Handbook