A Reasonable Man

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A Reasonable Man
MissionTitle AReasonableMan.png
Region: Solomon Island
Zone: Savage Coast
Start Location: Kingsmouth Lighthouse
Start Coords: (902,107)
Given by: Sam Krieg
Type: Action
Recommended Level: 19
Reward: 4,666 Experience
Repeatable: Yes
Game Version: SWLicon.png SWL
Added in: Update 2.0

Sam Krieg snipes at zombies from atop the lighthouse. Helping him on the ground could lead to some interesting insights into zombie behaviour.

Journal Entries

Mission Action.png A Reasonable Man       Main Mission
REPEATABLE (Recommended Level 19)
Sam Krieg snipes at zombies from atop the lighthouse. Helping him on the ground could lead to some interesting insights into zombie behaviour.
Tier 1
Sam Krieg laments all repetitive behaviour as destructive and unreasonable. Anyone with any sense, he claims, would break the pattern and try something else. Attempt to find a way to break the pattern and see if the zombies can be eliminated with more effective means.
  • Acquire flares from Gutted Fisherman
  • Use the flares to draw Sam Krieg's attention to groups of zombies (0/16)
Tier 2
Just like Sam Krieg said, not even a well-placed shot can keep the zombies down. Maybe they can be crushed to death. Try baiting them to drive them off the bluff and see if the fall will keep them down.
  • Collect half-eaten corpses (0/8)
  • Use the corpses to lure zombies over the bluff (0/3)
Tier 3
They ran off the cliffs, all right. The question is: what happened to them? There have been sightings of massive hulks on the beach below. Could they be involved int he coastline zombie infestation? Use the panoramic telescopes nearby to see what happened to the zombies.
  • Use a telescope
Tier 4
The fallen zombies simply got back up, and were exposed to some sort of material that changed them into raging giants. These titanic zombies are for more dangerous than the smaller, weaker ones. Unless stopped, the shores could soon be full of these enormous hulks, and it would be far more difficult to kill them.
  • Kill 4 Zombie Goliaths
Tier 5
The Zombie Goliaths were exposed to some sort of dark material gushing up from the earth. Find a way to plug the well to minimise the risk of it happening again.
  • Seal the dark well


There are 5 tiers to this mission.

Tier 1/5

  • Acquire flares from 5 Gutted Fisherman
  • Use the flares to draw Sam Krieg's attention to 16 zombies
    • Krieg has to be the one to kill them for it to count

Tier 2/5

  • Collect 8 half-eaten corpses
  • Use the corpses to lure 3 zombies over the bluff

Tier 3/5

  • Use a telescope
    • There are a few at Suicide Bluff
    • Turn the telescope right to see a dark well turning zombies into zombie goliaths

Tier 4/5

  • Kill 4 Zombie Goliaths
    • You might have to wait as zombies walk into ooze to respawn

Tier 5/5

  • Seal the dark well
    • Interact with the boulder above the well
    • You may have to kill nearby mobs


Dragon.png FROM: The Dragon
To: <Character Name>
SUBJECT: A Reasonable Man
Who is Sam Krieg to question the purpose and reason for the very wheel of life? Only a fool would willingly seek to break the circle. Consequently, Sam Krieg is a fool and not worth listening to.

The undead have an equal part to play. It is for us to find out what that part is, not to attempt to remove them from the equation. Your detailed report is appreciated. The black pools appear to multiply. Sightings are becoming increasingly frequent. We are gathering as much information as we can on this phenomenon.

Change is good, but too much changer too fast, is not.


Illuminati.png FROM: The Labyrinth
To: <Character Name>
SUBJECT: A Reasonable Man
I like Sam Krieg. I really do. His books always make me giggle like a school girl. He's not even a hundred percent wrong a hundred percent of the time. Then again, even a broken watch is right twice a day. Unless you go digital, then we're down to one.

Your focus on the black pool here was, of course, the correct focus. This dark matter obviously has an effect on everything it touches - living and dead - and we're getting more an more reports like yours.

I don't need to tell you that we'd prefer to be in front of the curve on this. That's the want. I'll leave the how to you.


Templars.png FROM: Temple Hall
To: <Character Name>
SUBJECT: A Reasonable Man
There’s absolutely nothing reasonable about Sam Krieg, and you would do well not to give too much heed to his cynical ramblings. The man has made a fortune writing speculative fiction about things he has little to no understanding of.

He says there’s no point? Well, that’s just an illustration of his inability to see the big picture. The big picture in this case is, of course, not whether a zombie keeps coming back after you shoot them in the head, but how it came to be there in the first place.

Your report about the black pool echoes the findings of other field operatives, and you can be sure we are investigating and gathering as much data as we can about the phenomenon. Well done.

R. Sonnac

"Secret World Legends"
Exp.png 4666
Anima Shards.png 500
  SWL Patron Icon.png Patron Bonus
Exp.png + 467
Anima Shards.png + 75
Weapon Reward Bag.jpg 1 Weapon Reward Bag
Talisman Reward Bag.jpg 1 Talisman Reward Bag
SWL Agent Dossier Reward Icon.png 1 Agent Dossier
XP Per Tier
  • Tier 1: 583 Exp.png
  • Tier 2: 583 Exp.png
  • Tier 3: 583 Exp.png
  • Tier 4: 583 Exp.png
  • Tier 5: 2334 Exp.png



Sam Krieg: Ninety-nine filthy undead on a wall, ninety-nine filthy undead...
Sam Krieg: If one of them filthy undead were to fall-
Sam Krieg: ninety-nine filthy undead on a wall.
Sam Krieg: The movies lied. They can take one to the head and keep on ticking.
Sam Krieg: The dead keep rising, the buzz fades.
Sam Krieg: Every day it's the same thing. Drink, shoot, write; write, shoot, drink.
Sam Krieg: Like a hamster on a wheel. Around and around we go.
Sam Krieg: Do you ever do that? Keep going when it serves absolutely no purpose?
Sam Krieg: When it's already clear you're not making any kind of difference?
Sam Krieg: A reasonable man might say, "This isn't working, I gotta change things up."
Sam Krieg: He would do things differently, look for a way to break the cycle, find a way to give those things closure,
Sam Krieg: instead of being stuck in this endless grind.
Sam Krieg: But I write for a living. I make millions repeating myself.
Sam Krieg: What's your excuse?

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