Fisherman Convert  

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Time:2 hours
Level:1
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Money
Faction Required:
Deepwater Knights (Min: Amiable)
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Factions Lowered:
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Era:Original
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Jun 25 17:45:00 2000
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
Dleria Mausrel is located at -1070, -415 in Erudin. Requires amiable faction with the Deepwater Knights.

You say, 'Hail, Dleria Mausrel'

Dleria Mausrel says 'Hail! You appear to be a [new priest]. Ah, I so enjoy the presence of youth within Deepwater Temple. I am sure Prexus is smiling upon us as we speak.'

You say, 'I am a new priest.'

Dleria Mausrel says 'As I suspected. I shall assist you with your training and you shall assist the temple with your service. A young priest can help out by asking to [convert fishermen in Qeynos] or maybe even something truly great such as requesting to [protect the depths].'

You say, 'I will convert fishermen in Qeynos.'

Dleria Mausrel says 'So you wish to journey to Qeynos? So be it. Go to Qeynos and find me a willing convert. Ask them if they wish the blessing of Prexus. If so, they should snap their pole in two and you will return it to me. Do this and be rewarded.'

Marlin Bizmite is located at 0, +55 in South Qeynos.

You say, 'Hail, Marlin Bizmite'

Marlin Bizmite says 'Greetings, fellow fisherman. You must be a fisherman. You have the stench of one. If you are not, might I suggest this new pastime I have heard of? A bath!!'

You say, 'Do you wish the Blessing of Prexus?'

Marlin Bizmite says 'Oh no!! Not another Prexus freak!! Listen up aqua man, if you think a man named Marlin has any chance of giving up fishing, you have got another think coming. Go night diving in the north pond, you might find some bait for your Prexus blessing.'

You can enter the catacombs by diving into the aforementioned pond. Bait Masterson is located at +865, +90 in Qeynos Catacombs.

You say, 'Hail, Bait Masterson'

Bait Masterson says 'You know.. I took up fishing because it was a nice, quiet activity. Most of all, I took it up to avoid conversing with strangers. Get the picture?!!'

You say, 'Do you wish the Blessing of Prexus?'

Bait Masterson says 'Prexus!!? Aye!! I once followed the ways of the Ocean Lord. I remember those days. So clear and peaceful were they. I shall make a deal with you, my friend. I shall give up fishing if you give me your guild tunic. With such a tunic I shall once again be compelled to follow the peaceful ways of the Ocean Lord.'

Give him your Old Blue Tunic*, obtained by handing your starting "A tattered note" to Weligon Steelherder in Erudin at -1040, -395.

Bait Masterson says 'Nice material!! I feel the ways of Prexus enlightening my soul. Unngh!! Enough of this fishing. Here take my broken fishing pole an toss it to the sea. All hail Prexus!!'

Your faction standing with Deepwater Knights has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with High Council of Erudin has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Heretics has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!!

You receive a Snapped Pole. Return to Dleria Mausrel and hand in the Snapped Pole.

Dleria Mausrel says 'Good work, young priest. Soon you shall carry the word of the Ocean Lord to distant lands. For now, continue your training. As for your reward, I have this which has been sitting in our vault. I hope it can be of use to a young priest such as yourself.'

Your faction standing with Deepwater Knights has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with High Council of Erudin has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Heretics has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!!
You receive 14 silver from Dleria Mausrel.
You receive 5 gold from Dleria Mausrel.

You receive a minor item.

Need list of quest rewards; names, /locs, dialogues and faction hits for any other mobs that can be converted.
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additional quest dialogue
# Feb 20 2016 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Largon Welsh (http://eq.magelo.com/npc/381783) shares spawn point with Marlin Bizmite.

You say, 'Hail, Largon Welsh'
Largon Welsh says 'Grab a pole and start fishing. You never know what you will catch. Rohan is offering a reward for some fish. Dead or alive!'

You say, 'Blessing of Prexus'
Largon Welsh says 'What are you babbling about? You sound like that fisherman Masterson. He talks of Prexus from time to time. I guess he used to be a follower or something.'

You say, 'Bait Masterson'
Largon Welsh says 'Masterson? Lately, I hear he has been spending a lot of time fishing in the catacombs underneath Qeynos. Must be at night when his wife is asleep. Ha!'
additional quest dialogue
# Feb 20 2016 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
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also in The Antonican Times Vol. 9 No. 10 (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=61691) it has a short article hinting at this quest:
(can probably be included in quest description since it's lore/flavor/dialogue)

~Fishing Ban Proposed~

The abundance of fishing that has continued for hundreds of years in Qeynos Harbor has nearly exhausted the fish supply in the surrounding waters.

Nindle Hogster, a fisherman in Qeynos, strongly opposes the ban.

"I've been a fisherman, well, since I was born. I don't know anything else. I'm just one man, though. Do you think they'll let me continue to fish? What else will I do?!" he said.

Edited, Feb 20th 2016 8:52am by SkreeMalicious
additional quest dialogue
# Feb 20 2016 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
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additional dialogues for talking to other fishermen.
(there are more than just the 2 listed in the quest who further it)

Nindle Hogster (http://eq.magelo.com/npc/381158) shares spawn point with Marlin Bizmite.

You say, 'Hail, Nindle Hogster'
Nindle Hogster says 'Hello! You should take up fishing. It really relieves the stress that accompanies heavy adventuring.'

You say, 'Donate'
Nindle Hogster says 'First someone asks me to donate to Prexus and now this. Don't you people have better things to do than beg from us hard working citizens?'

You say, 'Blessing of Prexus'
Nindle Hogster says 'Prexus!? I should have figured you for one of those Prexus fanatics. Why don't you go take a dip in the harbor?! I hear the sharks are hungry. You should take a trip to the aqueducts. You might find a fellow Prexus praiser named Bait Masterson. He loves to sneak down there at night.'

Edited, Feb 20th 2016 8:54am by SkreeMalicious
Factions
# Jul 29 2015 at 8:04 AM Rating: Good
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To get quest: Required Amiable with Deepwater Knights

Reward this time: hematite

Factions and dialogue:

[Wed Jul 29 09:56:40 2015] You say, 'Do you wish the blessing of prexus?'
[Wed Jul 29 09:56:40 2015] Bait Masterson says 'Prexus!? Aye! I once followed the ways of the Ocean Lord. I remember those days. So clear and peaceful were they. I shall make a deal with you, my friend. I shall give up fishing if you give me your guild tunic. With such a tunic I shall once again be compelled to follow the peaceful ways of the Ocean Lord.'
[Wed Jul 29 09:56:47 2015] Targeted (NPC): Bait Masterson
[Wed Jul 29 09:56:47 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him.
[Wed Jul 29 09:56:49 2015] Bait Masterson says 'Nice material! I feel the ways of Prexus enlightening my soul. Unngh! Enough of this fishing. Here take my broken fishing pole an toss it to the sea. All hail Prexus!'
[Wed Jul 29 09:56:49 2015] Your faction standing with Deepwater Knights has been adjusted by 5.
[Wed Jul 29 09:56:49 2015] Your faction standing with High Council of Erudin has been adjusted by 1.
[Wed Jul 29 09:56:49 2015] Your faction standing with Heretics has been adjusted by -1.
[Wed Jul 29 09:56:49 2015] You gain experience!!
[Wed Jul 29 09:57:55 2015] You begin casting Gate.
[Wed Jul 29 09:58:00 2015] LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
[Wed Jul 29 09:58:10 2015] You have entered Toxxulia Forest.
[Wed Jul 29 09:58:36 2015] You have entered Erudin.
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:47 2015] Targeted (Cleric GM): Dleria Mausrel
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:47 2015] Stand close to and right click on the Cleric GM to train your skills.
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:47 2015] You say, 'Hail, Dleria Mausrel'
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:47 2015] Dleria Mausrel says 'Hail! You appear to be a [new priest]. <smiles> Ah, I so enjoy the presence of youth within Deepwater Temple. I am sure Prexus is smiling upon us as we speak.'
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:52 2015] Targeted (Cleric GM): Dleria Mausrel
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:52 2015] Stand close to and right click on the Cleric GM to train your skills.
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:54 2015] Dleria Mausrel says 'Good work, young priest. Soon you shall carry the word of the Ocean Lord to distant lands. For now, continue your training. As for your reward, I have this which has been sitting in our vault. I hope it can be of use to a young priest such as yourself.'
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:54 2015] Your faction standing with Deepwater Knights has been adjusted by 5.
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:54 2015] Your faction standing with High Council of Erudin has been adjusted by 1.
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:54 2015] Your faction standing with Heretics has been adjusted by -1.
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:54 2015] You gain experience!!
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:54 2015] You receive 2 silver from Dleria Mausrel.
[Wed Jul 29 09:59:54 2015] You receive 5 gold from Dleria Mausrel.
Nindle Hogster
# Aug 28 2010 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Nindle Hogster is sometimes at 0, +55 in South Qeynos instead of Marlin Bizmite. You can talk to Nindle as an alternate method of following the quest line instead of Marlin.


You say, 'Hail, Nindle Hogster'

Nindle Hogster says 'Hello! You should take up fishing. It really relieves the stress that accompanies heavy adventuring.'

You say, 'Do you wish the blessing of Prexus?'

Nindle Hogster says 'Prexus!!? I should have figured you for one of those Prexus fanatics. Why don't you go take a dip in the harbor?! I hear the sharks are hungry. You should take a trip to the aqueducts. You might find a fellow Prexus praiser named Bait Masterson. He loves to sneak down there at night.'
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# Oct 15 2007 at 3:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Dleria Mausrel is located at -1070, -415 in Erudin.

You say, 'Hail, Dleria Mausrel'

Dleria Mausrel says 'Hail! You appear to be a [new priest]. <smiles> Ah, I so enjoy the presence of youth within Deepwater Temple. I am sure Prexus is smiling upon us as we speak.'

You say, 'I am a new priest'

Dleria Mausrel says 'As I suspected. I shall assist you with your training and you shall assist the temple with your service. A young priest can help out by asking to [convert fishermen in Qeynos] or maybe even something truly great such as requesting to [protect the depths].'

You say, 'I will convert fishermen in Qeynos'

Dleria Mausrel says 'So you wish to journey to Qeynos? So be it. Go to Qeynos and find me a willing convert. Ask them if they wish the blessing of Prexus. If so, they should snap their pole in two and you will return it to me. Do this and be rewarded.'

Bait Masterson is located at 625, -1915 in East Freeport.

You say, 'Hail, Bait Masterson'

Bait Masterson says 'You know.. I took up fishing because it was a nice, quiet activity. Most of all, I took it up to avoid conversing with strangers. Get the picture?!!'

You say, 'Do you wish the Blessing of Prexus?'

Bait Masterson says 'Prexus!!? Aye!! I once followed the ways of the Ocean Lord. I remember those days. So clear and peaceful were they. I shall make a deal with you, my friend. I shall give up fishing if you give me your guild tunic. With such a tunic I shall once again be compelled to follow the peaceful ways of the Ocean Lord.'

Hand in Old Blue Tunic*.

Bait Masterson says 'Nice material!! I feel the ways of Prexus enlightening my soul. Unngh!! Enough of this fishing. Here take my broken fishing pole an toss it to the sea. All hail Prexus!!'

Your faction standing with Deepwater Knights could not possibly get any better.
Your faction standing with High Council of Erudin got better.
Your faction standing with Heretics got worse.
You gain experience!!

Receive Snapped Pole.

Return to Dleria Mausrel and hand in the Snapped Pole.

Dleria Mausrel says 'Good work, young priest. Soon you shall carry the word of the Ocean Lord to distant lands. For now, continue your training. As for your reward, I have this whcih has been sitting in our vault. I hope it can be of use to a young priest such as yourself.'

Your faction standing with Deepwater Knights could not possibly get any better.
Your faction standing with High Council of Erudin got better.
Your faction standing with Heretics got worse.
You gain experience!!
You receive 14 silver from Dleria Mausrel.
You receive 5 gold from Dleria Mausrel.
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# Oct 15 2007 at 8:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Sythik wrote:
Dleria Mausrel is located at -1070, -415 in Erudin.

You say, 'Hail, Dleria Mausrel'

Dleria Mausrel says 'Hail! You appear to be a [new priest]. <smiles> Ah, I so enjoy the presence of youth within Deepwater Temple. I am sure Prexus is smiling upon us as we speak.'

You say, 'I am a new priest'

Dleria Mausrel says 'As I suspected. I shall assist you with your training and you shall assist the temple with your service. A young priest can help out by asking to [convert fishermen in Qeynos] or maybe even something truly great such as requesting to [protect the depths].'

You say, 'I will convert fishermen in Qeynos'

Dleria Mausrel says 'So you wish to journey to Qeynos? So be it. Go to Qeynos and find me a willing convert. Ask them if they wish the blessing of Prexus. If so, they should snap their pole in two and you will return it to me. Do this and be rewarded.'

Bait Masterson is located at 625, -1915 in East Freeport.

You say, 'Hail, Bait Masterson'

Bait Masterson says 'You know.. I took up fishing because it was a nice, quiet activity. Most of all, I took it up to avoid conversing with strangers. Get the picture?!!'

You say, 'Do you wish the Blessing of Prexus?'

Bait Masterson says 'Prexus!!? Aye!! I once followed the ways of the Ocean Lord. I remember those days. So clear and peaceful were they. I shall make a deal with you, my friend. I shall give up fishing if you give me your guild tunic. With such a tunic I shall once again be compelled to follow the peaceful ways of the Ocean Lord.'

Hand in Old Blue Tunic*.

Bait Masterson says 'Nice material!! I feel the ways of Prexus enlightening my soul. Unngh!! Enough of this fishing. Here take my broken fishing pole an toss it to the sea. All hail Prexus!!'

Your faction standing with Deepwater Knights could not possibly get any better.
Your faction standing with High Council of Erudin got better.
Your faction standing with Heretics got worse.
You gain experience!!

Receive Snapped Pole.

Return to Dleria Mausrel and hand in the Snapped Pole.

Dleria Mausrel says 'Good work, young priest. Soon you shall carry the word of the Ocean Lord to distant lands. For now, continue your training. As for your reward, I have this whcih has been sitting in our vault. I hope it can be of use to a young priest such as yourself.'

Your faction standing with Deepwater Knights could not possibly get any better.
Your faction standing with High Council of Erudin got better.
Your faction standing with Heretics got worse.
You gain experience!!
You receive 14 silver from Dleria Mausrel.
You receive 5 gold from Dleria Mausrel.


Updated with comments, thanks. Please fill in the blanks if you can.
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# Oct 15 2007 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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(after talking with Dleria Mausrel before talking with Bait Masterson)

Marlin Bizmite is located at 0, 55 in South Qeynos.

You say, 'Hail, Marlin Bizmite'

Marlin Bizmite says 'Greetings, fellow fisherman. You must be a fisherman. You have the stench of one. If you are not, might I suggest this new pastime I have heard of? A bath!!'

You say, 'Do you wish the Blessing of Prexus?'

Marlin Bizmite says 'Oh no!! Not another Prexus freak!! Listen up aqua man, if you think a man named Marlin has any chance of giving up fishing, you have got another think coming. Go night diving in the north pond, you might find some bait for your Prexus blessing.'

Bait Masterson is also located at 865, 90 in Qeynos Catacombs.

Old Blue Tunic* is received from handing Weligon Steelherder your starting 'a tattered note'.

Rewards: Backpack, Raw-hide Sleeves
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# Oct 15 2007 at 12:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sythik wrote:
(after talking with Dleria Mausrel before talking with Bait Masterson)

Marlin Bizmite is located at 0, 55 in South Qeynos.

You say, 'Hail, Marlin Bizmite'

Marlin Bizmite says 'Greetings, fellow fisherman. You must be a fisherman. You have the stench of one. If you are not, might I suggest this new pastime I have heard of? A bath!!'

You say, 'Do you wish the Blessing of Prexus?'

Marlin Bizmite says 'Oh no!! Not another Prexus freak!! Listen up aqua man, if you think a man named Marlin has any chance of giving up fishing, you have got another think coming. Go night diving in the north pond, you might find some bait for your Prexus blessing.'

Bait Masterson is also located at 865, 90 in Qeynos Catacombs.

Old Blue Tunic* is received from handing Weligon Steelherder your starting 'a tattered note'.

Rewards: Backpack, Raw-hide Sleeves


If you have the in-game ID for "a tattered note," that would be very useful.
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# Oct 15 2007 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
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18725 for the note and 13544 for the tunic.
No, this quest isn't broken
# Apr 23 2002 at 12:53 PM Rating: Default
As of this weekend, I was able to complete this quest successfully. I started an Erudite Paladin of Prexus a few days ago. For those of you laughing, I think there's some very cool elements to being one (trade skill advancement being one).

In any case, I digress.

At 3rd Level, I traveled to Qeynos and ventured into the Aqueducts. After nearly being eaten by the Giant Pirhana (who had me down to one bub of health), I got to Bait Masterson. I gave him the keyphrase, and got the expected reply. I gave him my tunic and he swore he would return to worshipping Prexus. I received in return a Lore NoDrop "Broken Pole." It looked in the picture like a regular fishing pole, but was named as above. I returned this to the trainer at Erudin. I was basically told that I did a good job finding converts, and further, that they had something lying around in the treasury that they thought I could use. I received a Worn Great Staff, which I promptly sold.

Theory: you have to give Bait a Prexian Paladin's tunic. Period.
Broke
# Nov 25 2001 at 3:18 PM Rating: Default
I tried the quest last night. I am a 6th level Erudite cleric, I believe the quest is broke. When you go to the Qeynos aqueducts and you ask Bait, "Do you wish the Blessings of Prexus?", he says he will break his pole and follow Prexus once again if you will give him your guild tunic. Problem is, the pole he gives you isn't broken. Unfortunately, you can only try the quest once. Perhaps there is some way to break the pole yourself before returning it to the guild?
Give it a rest its not broke probbably
# Oct 08 2001 at 1:39 PM Rating: Default
Perhaps its not broken i mean come on have you even tried giving it to someone besides Bait.. Try one of the fisherman on the docks or something it might work.
Bait Masterson
# Aug 10 2001 at 7:52 PM Rating: Default
I've never tried this quest before. The original post says "best class: all", but that is bs if you must give him your <i>paladin</i> guild tunic, because obviously you must be a paladin for that. If any erudite can do it, then I'll have to try it. Anyway... as "boogers beer and bait" said, Bait is found on the East Freeport docks to BB quite often, if not always. He's the barbarian fisherman with the fishing pole that every few hours (or ever hour, whatever) walks up to that human female on the docks where the boat docks and steals her fishing pole. Or it might be money or something he steals, I forget, but I think it's a fishing pole. At any rate, this must be the same guy, and I'll have to ask him (with a Wood Elf or something, not the Erudite) about following Prexus and see if he says anything unusual.

Elemarian, among others, on the prexus server...
and Nooku and Smarterthanthou, my 2 Quellious server Erudites (for whom I was serching when I found this quest)
RE: Bait Masterson
# Aug 15 2001 at 6:18 PM Rating: Default
Correction: Bait Masterson is a lvl 24 (or so) human, not barbarian, NPC. (The barbarian Elemarian was talking about is a different NPC.) Bait spawns near the docks in East Freeport, on the area of land near the underwater entrance to the tunnels (out by the small island in the bay); he spawns in the daytime, nighttime spawn there is Giz Dinree. He does also spawn in the Qeynos aqueducts. Unless someone has killed the Freeport version of Bait (which I don't think I've ever seen happen) he's always there in the daytime. My guess would be that he spawns in the Qeynos aqueducts at night.
boogers beer and bait
# May 22 2001 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
It's not broken. Bait is just a rude complaining *****. tha wants nothing more than to make your life miserable. i have also seen him on the banks in FP. If u stand on the docks he is to the right way out there spometimes
Yup still broken
# Jan 17 2001 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
As of 1/16/01 this quest still appears to be broken. All I recieved from him was a reg fishing pole which The trainer did not want. Not only that but I lost my newbie clothes as well.
Still Broken
# Jan 08 2001 at 12:59 AM Rating: Default
This time when I gave him my magicians robe. He said "Thanks, don't know what to do with this" and gave me nothing in return.

Tried it with both the "Old torn robe" issued to a newbie, and a nice one I purchasedfrom te Magicians guild.
Quest IS broken
# Aug 07 2000 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
I agree with Bhaamak. I did this quest in around April or May and it was still broken. He does indeed give you a regular fishing pole.

On a side note, I had my human Shadowknight ask him if he "wished the blessing of Prexus" and he said something along the lines of "We, the Deepwater Knights, know what you are up to. You had best leave now." Strange.
RE: Quest IS broken
# Oct 13 2000 at 3:32 AM Rating: Default
Well, I just tried it again, kids, and it's still not working. The woman back in Erudin had nothing to give in return for Bait's pole. I lost my guild tunic and a hell of a lot of time wandering about in those sewers trying to find that guy. Is there an e-mail address or web site where I could tell the EverQuest team about this supposedly broken quest? I'm sure it's been done, but maybe if they get more responses they'll fix it.
quest broken
# Jul 28 2000 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
I ran this quest in like December or January, and found it broken - Bait seems to give a normal fishing rod. I petitioned, but was told that I'd done the quest wrong, and that it was broken. No idea what's missing, as Bait's fishing rod is definatley not Lore.
Faction
# Jul 27 2000 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
Giving the tunic to Bait Masterson gives these factions: +DeepwaterKnights, +HighCouncilofErudin, -Heretics.

The fishing pole given back is a regular one...
quest broken
# Jul 01 2000 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
I went to the Qeynos sewers and gave the fisherman convert my guild tunic, which got me a + faction with a few Erudite groups, but he only gave me a normal fishing pole. I turned it in to the guild anyway, but it wasn't recognized as the quest object. Suppose the second half of this quest is broken.
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