Quest:Military Service

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Prerequisite: You must be at least a Knight, Trophy Cabinet.
Reward: New titles, increased damage multiplier
Location: The Hunting Lodge 0E 100N DSSGCM
Cost: 50 Pieces of Wood, 50 Iron Nails, 10 Pieces of Molten Glass and 100 AP from an Armourer to make a Trophy Cabinet

Kill lots of monsters and become eligible to join the army and rise through the ranks.

At the Hunting Lodge:

General Cooke is here. He is large, impressive bald man. He is naked except for a pair of pink
Y-fronts. "A lot of people will tell you that the military is all about war, and I guess that's
alright as far as it goes, but we've not had a decent war in a long time." The General makes as
if to twirl a handlebar mustache, but he doesn't have one so just scratches his nose instead.
"These days we mostly judge soldiers by the quality of their trophy cabinet."

Get an Armourer to make you a New Cabinet.

Upon opening a New Cabinet, it turns into a Trophy Cabinet.

  • When you kill something new:
You add the trophy to your case!
Note: You get this message whether or not the monster is actually in the list of monsters needed for the quest.
  • Selecting the Trophy Cabinet will tell you which monsters you need and which ones you've already killed.


Quest Stages

Note: Please update the monster-killing threshholds if you can narrow it down!

Stage One: Joining the Army

You need to have killed and collected 109 monsters (69 left) to join the army:

Civilian, that's a nice cabinet, and starting to look respectable. 
You're the kind that might make it in the forces.

Joining takes 50AP. You get the title Private (Pvt), and your damage multiplier increases by one. This damage multiplier increase does not apply to Apprentices after initiation into wizardry.

Stage Two: Promotion to Corporal

You need to have killed and collected 149 monsters (29 left) for your first promotion:

Well done Private! Want a promotion?

Getting promoted takes 100AP. You get the title Corporal (Cpl.), and your damage multiplier increases by one.

Stage Three: Promotion to Sergeant

  • 173 monsters killed (5 left) is not enough for another promotion.
  • 174 monsters killed (4 left) is:
Looking good, Corporal. Time for a promotion!

Getting promoted takes 150AP. You get the title Sergeant (Sgt.), and your damage multiplier increases by one.

After this, General Cooke says:

I'm afraid no more promotions are currently available.

The Monsters

  • There are some monsters that do not appear on the list. These include astral plane monsters (e.g. ophannim), demons, pirates, fairies, wizard-only monsters (e.g. imp), manic minotaurs, alligators, sewer rats, histas, ancient castle guards, ancients, einherjars, hydras, heavenly dragons, road runners, stinkers, and vindaloo monsters. Basically, this means that once you sign up for the quest, you should start killing everything in sight.
Hmm, looks like coral snakes aren't on the list, but the rest of the snakes are...
I just killed a Coral Snake. It gave me the trophy message, and I have two distinct "Garter Snake" entries crossed off. Azuaron 01:50, 22 April 2007 (BST)
As stated directly below, all monsters give the trophy message even if they aren't needed for the Cabinet. I believe the second Garter Snake is really a Slowworm. --Dragon 02:08, 22 April 2007 (BST)
  • Some monsters give you the trophy message even though they do not appear on the list (e.g. ants, rabbits).
  • Pigs in Harvey's Farm do not count towards your Trophies. I assume these are tame pigs instead of the more wild boars running in the forest. --JeffLD 05:39, 3 June 2007 (BST)
The pig I slew in Harvey's Farm counted - you might have still been seeing the entry for flying pigs which is just listed as pig in the cabinet --Bel3338 15:23, 19 June 2007 (BST)

Most Common Monster Location

This might help you organize your hunting. Feel free to correct the wrong ones and relocate the uncertain ones. --JAD 21:06, 17 April 2007 (BST)

Exterior Interior Oz Desert Frozen North
  • Bear
  • Bees
  • Cow
  • Dark Mist (Invisible)
  • Duck
  • Esquilax
  • Ghost (Invisible)
  • Glow Worm
  • Gnome
  • Hungry Ghost (Invisible)
  • Mist (Invisible)
  • Parrot
  • Salamander
  • Sheep
  • small n0rx
  • Small Paper Mache Golem
  • Small Scissor Beast
  • Sparrow
  • Sylph
  • Toad
  • Undine
  • Wisp (Invisible)
  • Wolf
  • Earth Worm
  • Young Rock Troll
  • Air Dragon
  • Angel
  • Bat
  • Bling Wraith (Invisible)
  • Bull
  • Crocodile
  • Eagle
  • Earth Dragon
  • Fire Dragon
  • Fire Fox
  • GNU
  • Gygax
  • Knights who say Ni
  • Lepricawn
  • Lion
  • Llama
  • Origami Ogre
  • Penguin
  • perky n0rx
  • Pheonix
  • Pinata
  • Roc
  • Rock Troll
  • Scissor Beast
  • Small Air Dragon
  • Small Earth Dragon
  • Small Fire Dragon
  • Small Water Dragon
  • Thunder Bird
  • Triffid
  • Vampire
  • Water Dragon
  • Aquarian
  • Arian
  • Asbos
  • Cancerian
  • Capricornian
  • Coca-Koala
  • Dimensional Shambler
  • Finger Mouse
  • Geminian
  • Golfer
  • Grue
  • Head Hunter
  • Jason
  • Khadi
  • Killer Koala
  • Koala
  • Leonian
  • Libran
  • Morpheus
  • Morrissey
  • Mother
  • Mötley Grüe
  • Piscean
  • Sagittarian
  • Scorpio
  • Skippy
  • So Solid Grue
  • Taurean
  • Tripod
  • Venemous Eye
  • Virgoan
  • Vorder Man
  • big n0rx
  • Desert Fox
  • Djinn (Invisible)
  • Large Living Tar
  • Large Mimic
  • Living Tar
  • Mimic
  • Sand Worm
  • Small Mimic
  • Small Sand Worm
  • Tar Baby
  • Arctic Undine
(Frozen Undines count)
  • Aurora Borealis
(Aurora Boreanaz counts)
  • Blizzard
  • Glacier Fox
  • Ice Camel
  • Ice Dragon
  • Ice Warrior
  • King Penguin
  • Lemming
  • Woolly Mammoth
  • Mink
  • Polar Bear
  • Small Ice Dragon
  • Tauntaun
  • Tundra Troll
  • Yeti
  • Zebra
Fire Swamp Thieves' Forest Great Plain Ocean City or Road
  • Mud Man
  • R.O.U.S.
  • Badger
  • Big Downer**
  • Brute Squad
  • Downer**
  • Evil Thief
  • Feckless Thief
  • Giant Spider
  • Jabberwock
  • Ninja
  • Pig
  • Squirrel
  • Treeman
  • Boa
  • Cobra
  • Garter Snake
  • Giant Boa
  • King Cobra
  • Python
  • Rattlesnake
  • Slow Worm
  • Cute Seal (Beach)
  • Giant Clam (Coral)
  • Gulls
  • Kraken
  • Manatee (Invisible)
  • Sea Lion
  • Shark
  • Skull Gulls
  • Whale
  • Lost Spirit
  • Omar the Troll
  • Sir Tim
  • Sister
Island Kansas Festival Ignatz' Retreat Cloudland
  • Gorgan (Gorgan Island)
  • Mirror Monster (Monster Island) **
  • Kangaroo (Bleak Isle - but possibly anywhere Oz?)
  • Chicken*
  • Hippy
  • Stoner
  • Booze Hound
  • Loucee
  • Pig (Flying)
  • The Giant
Space Tunnels Other
  • Space Ghost (Invisible)
  • Space Invader (Air)
  • Space Invader (Earth)
  • Space Invader (Fire)
  • Space Invader (Water)
  • Space Monster
  • Adolescent Tortoise (NE)
  • Big Bat (SE)
  • Dianoga (NE)
  • Goth (SW)
  • Minotaur (SW)
  • Rocky Horror (SE)
  • Golem (Created Anywhere)
  • Polychromatic Dragon (Created Anywhere)
  • Shrieking Harpy (Created Anywhere)
  • Shrimp (Alternate Ocean)

Other places some of them can be found:

*Harvey Farm (if you've completed the quest)

**The Pit

Goth seems to be limited to the actual dungeon under Harvey Farm. I spend about 4 weeks hunting for one in the Southwest Tunnels and didn't find one. I cleared and searched the dungeon for only two days until i found a Goth there. If someone else found one in the actual Southwest Tunnels, please remove this post. --Schwarz 12:29, 13 August 2007 (BST)


If you find a monster on here that's non-existent, or unkillable, add it to the list below, and we'll review in a couple of weeks. Darksatanic 16:56, 17 April 2007 (BST)

  • Shrieking Harpy
Not impossible -- you just need to create the right conditions. Darksatanic 17:09, 17 April 2007 (BST)
currently impossible. --naath 09:59, 23 February 2009 (GMT)
  • Golem (not impossible)
I'd suggest bribing a friendly wizard... Stoo 21:13, 17 April 2007 (BST)
  • Kangeroo - Never seen one of these, and I haven't yet glimpsed it in the Tarot Deck. PotatoEngineer 07:38, 3 June 2007 (BST)
Currently seen as 'Kangaroo' on my Trophy Need List. --Bubba_the_Shy 12:12, 22 August 2007 (BST)
Also on mine - and I finally found one on Bleak Isle. Ant 15:32, 19 January 2011 (GMT)
  • Is is possible to bag a Loucee if you've already been to the clouds?
- you can go back to the clouds as many times as you want. MrFoo 17:45, 17 April 2007 (BST)
  • Adolescent Tortoise - not able to be killed (Does killing an Eating Tortoise count)?
Yes. Darksatanic 21:27, 17 April 2007 (BST)
  • Shrimp - Isn't this only doable by Wizards? Or dukes willing to repeatedly bribe a wizard for a properly-enchanted Eye Pod? The ophannim are easier to get to, and they're off the list.
It is possible, but you need a wizard's help, and it's somewhat tricky even then. --Dragon 16:35, 21 April 2007 (BST)
After obtaining a Trophy Cabinet as a Knight, you could then become a Wizard, head to the Alternate Ocean on your own, and kill a shrimp. This would - as far as I know - fulfill the obligation. Although, you'd then have to change back to a Knight to gain any benefit. Snare 22:02, 13 July 2007 (BST)
It's much easier then that Redsnare, have you read this by the way?
I was lucky enough to have a Monster turn into one. Ream 23:31, 22 February 2009 (GMT)
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