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Monster Hunter World
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Author(s): Nathan Garvin
First Published: 13-02-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 16-03-2018 / 12:04 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 23-09-2018 / 13:10 GMT

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Astera and the Ancient Forest

Astera and the Ancient Forest

A Kestodon Kerfuffle

Quest Info
Objective: Slay the required number of Kestodon
Reward Money: 1200z
Time Limit: 50 min.
Conditions: None
Failure Conditions: Time Expires / Faint 3 Times
Other Monsters: Aptonoth / Jagras / Mernos

Accept this assignment, and when you arrive at the Southwest Camp, plunder your Supply Box then follow the Field Team Leader to the north. Drop down to the river-crossed lowlands where Aptonoth roam and follow him until he points out a herd of Kestodon, which are smaller, bipedal monsters. This pack includes a male leading a pair of females, and you can tell the two apart by the size disparity, with males being significantly larger. Poor girls. Not that it matters, anyways, because you’re tasked with exterminating them all.

Follow the Field Team Leader, making use of Scoutflies if necessary
and kill any Kestodons he happens to lead you to

Do so, and after a brief commendation you’ll have to follow the Field Team Leader northeast to AREA 4, where you can find another, larger herd of Kestodon loitering on a beach, along the southern end of the area. There are more of them here - just enough to get you the number of kills you need to complete your objective, in fact - but Kestodon are not serious threats, regardless of their number. Just don’t attack frontally lest your attacks bounce off their shielded heads, and dodge if you see them readying to charge. The males are more of a threat due to their size and aggressiveness.

After killing your quota of Kestodons, the Field Team Leader will follow some more monster tracks
which ultimately lead him to a greater threat - the Great Jagras

When your kill quota has been met, return uphill to the Field Team Leader, who will find some tracks and, naturally, have to follow them. At the end of these tracks he’ll find more Kestodon, along with a much larger, much more dangerous enemy, the Great Jagras, who promptly makes a snack out of one. Now that’s a monster! This ends the quest A Kestodon Kerfuffle, after which the follow-up quest The Great Jagras Hunt seamlessly begins. Your time limit is not refreshed, however, and depending on how beat up you are, you may want to spend the time gathering resources, crafting potions, and perhaps even return to town so you can start the hunt for the Great Jagras fresh. The choice is up to you.

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Note: At this point in the quest - which is to say, after the end of A Kestodon Kerfuffle - you’ll be able to start up a multiplayer game, if you want to hunt the Great Jagras with others. You can do this by returning to town and properly setting up an online quest for The Great Jagras Hunt or by shooting an SOS Flare.

Note: Completing this assignment will unlock the optional quest Butting Heads with Nature.