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|This group mission is the first in a series of five. It begins with "Beal the Minstrel" (click for map image) on the island of Jardel's Hook in the Buried Sea, at about /location 140, 3035.
Pre-requisites for Requesting:
You say, 'Hail, Beal the Minstrel'
Beal the Minstrel is humming to himself and finishes the last few bars before responding. He speaks to you in a sing-song voice, 'Hail back to you, traveler from far away. Before I rest my weary head and put my bones away to bed there's a mystery I'd like to solve. You haven't heard of the '[Windsong]' before, by chance?'
You say, 'Windsong?'
Beal the Minstrel says 'Yes, yes, yes. I've stumbled across the lyrics to an incomplete song called the Windsong. It sounds good to me, but I'm missing the final lines. Also, the song makes references to an instrument - a flute, to be exact. I'm afraid I already know the answer, but have you heard the tales of the Windsong [flute]?'
You say, 'What flute?'
Beal the Minstrel smiles, his melodic voice deepening, 'Legend speaks of an ancient ship, forced to sail the seas forever, mired in the mists until the end of time. The treasure aboard cursed the vessel such that it can never find berth. However, blowing this flute can call it forth from the mists. Eh, now tell me that isn't the best story you've ever heard? I think with the full [lyrics] of the Windsong I might have an idea of where to locate the instrument, and hence, locate the treasure.'
You say, 'Lyrics?'
Beal the Minstrel says 'Aye! The lyrics in my possession described an island that sounds suspiciously like the one that Johnny the Black Crow visited recently. Maybe you could head out there and [have a look], eh?'
You say, 'I'll have a look'
Beal the Minstrel says 'Johnny said he heard music on the western islets of Redfeather. The way he described it, it could have been chirping possibly, but it could also be whistling. Start your search there and watch out for the natives.'
You have been assigned the task 'Mystery of Aviak Island'.
Get a ticket to Redfeather Isle from Dockmaster Angus and board the ship Isabeau.
Beal the Minstrel spun you a fanciful tale about a ship forced to sail the ocean, lost for eternity. A vile curse bestowed upon the overflowing chests of ill-gotten loot in the ship's rotting hold is what causes the vessel to be lost with no hope of finding land. Beal believes the legend behind the tale is true. He recently uncovered lyrics to a tune known as the Windsong that speak of the ship and a flute that's said to be able to call the ship from the mists. The song is unfinished and missing the last several lines, but from what Beal has been able to determine, it describes the landmarks on nearby Redfeather Isle. As a musician himself, he has taken a special interest in this mystery. Though his motivations seem genuine, there is a slight hint of an undercurrent of greed. He has asked you to travel there to uncover either the rest of the lyrics, or the instrument, or both.
Purchase tickets to Redfeather isle and catch the boat 0/1 (The Buried Sea)
Buy a "Seafarer's Ticket: Redfeather Isle" from Dockmaster Angus at the dock (nearby) and keep it in your inventory. When the ship docks, step onto it and wait for it to sail out to the Buried Sea. Upon zoning, you'll find yourself in an instanced version of the island. (Next to you is a rowboat that serves as your zone-out.)
Dockmaster Angus says 'You look like you've been at sea on a dangerous mission for a while? Perhaps you plan to head back out, in which case you're going to need to purchase another ticket before boarding the Isabeau.'
Search the tower on the northern "raindrop" islet 0/1 (Redfeather Isle)
Search the tower on the central "raindrop" islet 0/1 (Redfeather Isle)
Search the tower on the southern "raindrop" islet 0/1 (Redfeather Isle)
Fend off the Stormscape sentries 0/24 (Redfeather Isle)
Kill the Stormscape lookouts 0/3 (Redfeather Isle)
The "search..." steps are location updates inside the three towers on the three small islands to the west of the main island. You need to use the ropes to climb up to reach them, and you'll need to take off any levitation effects to do so. Upon each location update, you see an emote:
You hear a piercing shrill whistle, and there is a flurry of activity on the islet. A number of Stormscape sentries flock to defend the tower.
Kill the Stormscape sentries that appear below each tower as well as the lookouts in each of the three towers.
Defeat the Flutekeeper 0/1 (Redfeather Isle)
Flutekeeper Jurumie can be found by the coast of the main island (just to the east of the three islets). It hits for a max ~2,100, single-target rampages, and summons.
Flutekeeper Jurumie has been slain by _____!
Your faction standing with Stormscape Aviaks has been adjusted by -6.
Your faction standing with King Peleke has been adjusted by -3.
Loot the Jeweled Box 0/1 (Redfeather Isle)
Deliver the Jeweled Box to Beal the Minstrel 0/1 (The Buried Sea)
Upon close inspection, Beal realizes that the empty case you returned is fashioned to carry a flute. He is certain that you've confirmed the existence of the Windsong Flute, and that it rests somewhere on the Redfeather Island.
- Doubloons (varies)
- Faction with Blacksail Smugglers (+20)
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