In my opinion, if your goal is to simply grind Consortium rep, farming Zaxxis Insignias is still much more effective. Times may vary for different people, but it took me a long time of pretty steady killing to get 1 key for an ID tag. I got ethereum prisoner id catalogue key off the 2nd mob.
I have yet to get one since. I came back about 10 mins later and did finally get a key. Comment by Hote This seems to be a quest thats meant to be done as you do all the other quests in this area as the drop rate is, for me, significantly smaller than the last quest. If you are just starting out in this area, make an effort to turn the salvaged key in right away so you can grab this quest and soften the blow of this grind.
I unlocked a cage to get the Forgosh, The Duke of Fiends. He’s a level 71 mob and is the same npc type as the flesheaters, but I was unable to nova him in place. Just to see, I did this quest again, got the key on the 10th mob or so, and got Porfus the Gem Gorger, a giant basilisk model. Same level 71, and just like the Fiend model, he wasn’t kitable via frost spells, but had low enough HP to burn down easily. In both cases, the mob I freed dropped a green as well as the ID tag. Uncertain if it’s random which mob you get upon opening a cage, I tried the one closest to the entrance on the ones nearest to Ameer, and after that, tried the one behind it to the left.