Going Postal (Qeynos to High Keep)  

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Rating:
*****
Information:
Time:1/2 hour
Level:1
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Money
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Era:Original
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Mar 21 17:03:49 2001
Modified: Mon Aug 31 21:43:20 2015
Your Location is 528.65, -120.66, 3.13

You say, 'Hail, Eve Marsinger'

Eve Marsinger says 'Hail, ______ - Are you [interested] in helping the League of Antonican Bards by delivering some [mail]?'

You say, 'What mail?'

Eve Marsinger says 'The League of Antonican Bards has a courier system made up of travelers, adventurers and [agents]. We pay good gold to anyone who will take messages from bards such as myself to one of our more distant offices. Are you [interested]?'

You say, 'What agents?'

Eve Marsinger says 'Sivina Lutewhisper, Marton Stringsinger, Ticar Lorestring and Mistrana Two-Notes all report to my husband, Tralyn.'

You say, 'I am interested.'

Eve Marsinger says 'I have messages that need to go to - well, right now I have one that needs to go to Highpass. Will you [deliver] mail to [Highpass] for me?'

You say, 'I will deliver mail to Highpass.'

Eve Marsinger says 'Take this pouch to Lislia Goldtune in Highpass. You can find her at the entrance to HighKeep. I am sure she will compensate you for your troubles.'

You receive a Pouch of Mail (Highpass).

Lislia Goldtune is found at 3.61, -34.54, -0.64.


You say, 'Hail, Lislia Goldtune'

Lislia Goldtune says 'Hail, ______ - Are you [interested] in helping the League of Antonican Bards by delivering some [mail]?'

Hand her the pouch.

Lislia Goldtune says 'Mail from the coast - very good! Please take this gold for your troubles. If you are interested in more work, just ask.'
Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 10.
Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!!
You receive 6 gold from Lislia Goldtune.

If you are actively working on the quest from Postmaster Aric Songfairer, you will also see something like:

Mail Delivery Challenge: You are one step closer to earning the respect of the League of Antonican Bards! You have delivered 1 out of 18 pieces of mail!
Submitted by: Washoo and Moshkiae
Rewards:
  • Gold
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# Aug 30 2015 at 4:41 PM Rating: Good
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[Sun Aug 30 18:41:29 2015] Lislia Goldtune says 'Mail from the coast - very good! Please take this gold for your troubles. If you are interested in more work, just ask.'
[Sun Aug 30 18:41:29 2015] Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 10.
[Sun Aug 30 18:41:29 2015] Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Aug 30 18:41:29 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Sun Aug 30 18:41:29 2015] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
[Sun Aug 30 18:41:29 2015] Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore has been adjusted by -1.
[Sun Aug 30 18:41:29 2015] You gain experience!!
[Sun Aug 30 18:41:29 2015] You receive 6 gold from Lislia Goldtune.
[Sun Aug 30 18:41:29 2015] You receive 1 platinum from Lislia Goldtune.
pouch that is received upon taking quest
# Sep 25 2013 at 7:18 PM Rating: Good
> You receive a pouch (in-game ID?).

Pouch of Mail (Highpass) [Highpass (ID 18156)]

in-game it is called "Pouch of Mail (Highpass)"

-- Ainulindalex, 72 Agnostic Half-Elf Bard of Povar (formerly Quellious)
Lislia Goldtune
# Mar 23 2012 at 9:02 PM Rating: Good
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Lislia is located just inside Highkeep.

You say, 'Hail, Lislia Goldtune'
Lislia Goldtune says 'Hail, ______ - Are you [interested] in helping the League of Antonican Bards by delivering some [mail]?'
Hand her the letter.
Lislia Goldtune says 'Mail from the coast - very good! Please take this gold for your troubles. If you are interested in more work, just ask.'
Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards got better.
Your faction standing with Knights of Truth got better.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.
Your faction standing with Ring of Scale got worse.
Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore got worse.
You gain experience!!
You receive 6 gold from Lislia Goldtune.

If you are actively working on the quest from Postmaster Aric Songfairer, you will also see something like:

Mail Delivery Challenge: You are one step closer to earning the respect of the League of Antonican Bards! You have delivered 1 out of 18 pieces of mail!
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# Nov 23 2011 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
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You get --> Pouch of Mail (Highpass)
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The truth is out there! The truth hurts! But the truth can set you free! So says Mithaniel Marr the Truthbringer! All hail the Freeport Knights of Truth!

Bonzz of the Knights of Truth, Bertoxx Server

(please excuse my dyslexic typing skills)
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# Nov 20 2011 at 1:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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Your Location is 528.65, -120.66, 3.13

You say, 'Hail, Eve Marsinger'
Eve Marsinger says 'Hail, Zeurallius - Are you [interested] in helping the League of Antonican Bards by delivering some [mail]?'
You say, 'what mail?'
Eve Marsinger says 'The League of Antonican Bards has a courier system made up of travelers, adventurers and [agents]. We pay good gold to anyone who will take messages from bards such as myself to one of our more distant offices. Are you [interested]?'
You say, 'what agents?'
Eve Marsinger says 'Sivina Lutewhisper, Marton Stringsinger, Ticar Lorestring and Mistrana Two-Notes all report to my husband, Tralyn.'
You say, 'I am interested'
Eve Marsinger says 'I have messages that need to go to - well, right now I have one that needs to go to Highpass. Will you [deliver] mail to [Highpass] for me?'
You say, 'I will deliver mail to highpass'
Eve Marsinger says 'Take this pouch to Lislia Goldtune in Highpass. You can find her at the entrance to HighKeep. I am sure she will compensate you for your troubles.'
faction only
# Jul 27 2006 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Do this only for faction.if you dont need the faction dont do this its not worth ruining faction with the ring of scale for a few gp's.
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20th lvl Monk of Erollisi Marr
The forgotten one
HIghpass
# Aug 18 2004 at 10:50 PM Rating: Default
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Delivering mail to Highpass is recommend for higher levels. Best if you do the other cities.
Weak
# Mar 13 2003 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
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imo just do the Surefall to Qeynos mail quest. I'm a 13th level ranger and it is barely possible for me to do this quest (maybe I'm just not experienced in the game enough *shrug*).

This is the route...
South Qeynos -> North Qeynos -> Qeynos Hills -> West Karana -> North Karana -> East Karana -> Highpass -> Highhold Keep

Keep in mind West Karana is insanely long with bandits on the roads and off them. Also North Karana and East Karana have many agressive monsters including hill giants (which I've learned first hand will slaughter you while you stand inside a house haggling with a merchant). And when you make it through that you still have a very long walk from the entrance to the pass from Karana and the actual zoning point, with the possibility of falling off a very big cliff. When you finally zone to Highpass you'll find a group of high level gnolls blocking your way. I zoned in and was immediately confronted by a gnoll spellcaster which conned yellow to me that seemed to just have killed someone else, he proceeded to root me and cast various other nasty spells on me in addition to doing at one point 30 dmg in a hit (my ac being a little under 400). I tracked many other yellow and red conning gnolls before I just gave up and zoned out. The whole eastern area of this mission is pretty dangerous and there are few guards or players to help you (there were about 6-8 players in north karana, east karana, and highpass combined when I tried this).

Or for the same reward you could go...
Surefall Glade -> Qeynos Hills -> North Qeynos -> South Qeynos

This takes about as much time as tracking across West Karana alone as well as there being only one real fighting zone there of which the creatures on the road (the well patrolled road btw) are likely no higher than 5th level and certainly non-agressive.

Perhaps a high level character might do this mission for fun, or a character with spells to keep them hidden or escape (highpass mission is too long for a single sow to last even one way), but for low level characters seeking actual cash benefit on a mission they will live through...go the other route.

ps. did I mention the amount of zoning the highpass quest requires?

Edited, Thu Mar 13 02:18:35 2003
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EQOA (Proud Pine) - 16th Dwarf Paladin, 12th West Human Ranger, 12th Troll Shaman
Can't stop the signal.
13 GP
# Jun 07 2002 at 2:10 PM Rating: Default
Hehe I got 13GP when I did this quest....
Where to deliver it
# Jul 11 2001 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
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When you are told to deliver it to high keep, is that the same thing as highpass hold or somewhere else? someone please tell me i don't want to waste my time
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RE: Where to deliver it
# Sep 12 2001 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Its different. Once you zone in and run down the stairs there will be a woman board close to the stairs going up.
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54th Druid of Tunare
Way easier!
# Jun 01 2001 at 3:25 PM Rating: Default
Don't know if it's just since the patch but if you talk to Jusean Evanesque to the left of the guild hall, and mention watch reports he'll ask you to bring him the watch reports from a couple of other bards. Anehan Treol is at the door to the docks. Take him the report and bring back his response. You don't even have to zone for this quest. I got a few gold at each end plus the same faction hits listed for this quest. Great and simple little quest.
Great for anyone (well, good races)
# Mar 22 2001 at 6:55 PM Rating: Good
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Your in Freeport and decide you will try your luck hunting in Highpass Hold...Your in CT dungeon headed back to Freeport...Your in Kelethin and you need to go take the boat to Freeport or vice versa...

We all travel in this game and if your going to head somewhere anyhow why not earn a few gp and some bard faction, it's always handy having at least one vendor in a city who will give you decent prices.
Great for Enchanter
# Dec 22 2000 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
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This is a great quest for a level 4 enchanter. Use your invisible, get some maps, and head off to Highkeep. Be carefull of skeletons and other undead because the can see through your invisibility. I had a blast doing this one, the gold and exp are probably not worth the time spent doing it. But before you head out to see the world around you (and them not seeing you), get a letter.
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How do you this?
# Dec 02 2000 at 10:45 AM Rating: Default
How do you do this quest? According to Allakhazam, there is nothing to show how to do this quest? Someone please shed some light?
RE: How do you this?
# Jun 01 2001 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
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You will see solitary bards in a lot of places in the world. Many of them have mail that they want delivered to major cities. If you hail them, they will ask if you are [interested] in delivering some mail for them. If you say "I am interested", they will say something like they have a letter that they want you to [deliver] to [freeport] or some other city. Sometimes they have pouches, sometimes they have letters. You say "I will deliver to Freeport" (or whatever city they want mail to go to), and they'll hand you a pouch or a letter to deliver to that location, and tell you who to deliver it to (usually someone in the bard guild).

Aside from the solitary bards scattered throughout the planet (at least the pre-Kunark sections) there are also bards in the bard guilds in the main cities that want you do deliver pouches of mail to other major cities. Some of these bards have more than one pouch to deliver to different places.

Places that I know of that have bards that want mail delivered:
Freeport
Nektulos
Innothule
Feerrott
Rivervale
Qeynos
Surefall
Highkeep
Kelethin
Kaladim
Felwithe

I'm sure that there are other bards out there that I'm forgetting, or never found.

Also, one more thing to note, In Freeport and Qeynos (and maybe Kelethin, I don't recall for sure there), letters to that city go to one NPC in the bard guild, but pouches to that city go to another bard in the guild. The pouches will go to the same NPC that wants you to deliver pouches of mail to other cities.

I think one NPC in one city hands you either a pouch or letter and tells you to take it to the wrong NPC in the destination city. This was definitely a bug in there a long time ago, but it may have been fixed by now. If you learn which NPCs accept the pouches, and which NPCs accept the letters, though, then you don't need to worry about where you were told to take the mail, you can just deliver it to the right person. Each pouch or letter says which city it goes to in the item name, so there's no problem having a bunch of mail to be delivered later just sitting in your bank.
Not for the faint of heart
# Aug 29 2000 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Highpass Hold is tough I've heard. I wouldn't know, as I never got there - at level 10 I died on my way through North Karana. I would rate this quest for a slightly higher level than is suggested - perhaps 15-20 if Highpass is the destination. Lower level characters, steer clear.
Begins in S Qeynos
# Aug 15 2000 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
Eve Marsinger and the Bard's Guild are in South Qeynos not North.
Why "Not So Good"
# Jul 15 2000 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
I was 5 when I made the delivery and it was absolute hell running through West Karana at level 5. And when I did find the farm to deliver the message she only gave me 6 copper. Ouch!
Not so bad
# Feb 04 2001 at 10:30 PM Rating: Default
This isn't worth doing if you're going to repeat
it over and over to level. On the other hand,
if you're going that direction anyway, a short
stop is worth it. Also: the more often you do
it and the further you deliver, the more xp and
money you get.
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