Not a Mere Maid is the third and final part of the Dilatory Distress equipment quest line and introduces the boss known as Adva, the Usurping Mermaid. The quest can be purchased from the Quest Shop for 400 gold once the prequel, Creatures of the Crevasse, has been completed.

Adva, the Usurping Mermaid's HP (1000) makes this a long quest and its strength multiplier (2) makes this a medium difficulty quest. Without using Warrior or Mage boss damaging skills, a four-person party can typically finish this quest in between three and four weeks.


You follow the mantis shrimps deep into the Crevasse, and discover an underwater fortress. Princess Adva, escorted by more watery skulls, awaits you inside the main hall. "My father has sent you, has he not? Tell him I refuse to return. I am content to stay here and practice my sorcery. Leave now, or you shall feel the wrath of the ocean's new queen!" Adva seems very adamant, but as she speaks you notice a strange, ruby pendant on her neck glowing ominously... Perhaps her delusions would cease should you break it?


Defeat Adva, the Usurping Mermaid.

On CompletionEdit

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Finally, you manage to pull the bewitched pendant from Adva's neck and throw it away. Adva clutches her head. "Where am I? What happened here?" After hearing your story, she frowns. "This necklace was given to me by a strange ambassador - a lady called 'Tzina'. I don't remember anything after that!

Back at Dilatory, Manta is overjoyed by your success. "Allow me to reward you with this trident and shield! I ordered them from @aiseant and @starsystemic as a gift for Adva, but... I'd rather not put weapons in her hands any time soon.


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Achievement: Not a Mere Maid x1
Experience Points
650 experience
Fish x3
Weapon special tridentOfCrashingTides
Trident of Crashing Tides
Gives you the ability to command fish, and also deliver some mighty stabs to your tasks. Increases Intelligence by 15.
Shield special moonpearlShield
Moonpearl Shield
Designed for fast swimming, and also some defense. Increases Constitution by 15.

Quest LineEdit

Message in a BottleCreatures of the CrevasseNot a Mere Maid


The name of the boss in this quest, Adva, originated in Hebrew. The meaning of the name is "wave, ripple".

Development and CreditsEdit

  • Release date: July 14, 2015
  • Writers: liorsamuel (and Lemoness)
  • Artists: Kiwibot, Benga, hazel, aiseant, and starsystemic
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