Fabian's Strings  

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Level:30
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Money
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Era:Original
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Thu Sep 7 15:15:17 2000
Modified: Sat Apr 22 01:42:07 2017
Head to the Grub 'n Grog in East Freeport and find Fabian.

Fabian says 'Greetings, merry gentlefolk! If you enjoy the music, please feel free to cross my palm with gold.'

Give him 2 gold.

Fabian says 'Rat spittle! Busted another string! You seem like a good music loving citizen, could you please run to the Wind Spirit's Song and grab me a fresh set of lute strings?'

Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 2.
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.

Head to Wind Spirits Song, the Bard guild in South Qeynos.

You say, 'Hail, Sansa Nusk'

Sansa Nusk says 'Hello.. Welcome to the Wind Spirit's Song. I'm Sansa, and I help out the local bards here.'

You say, 'Who is Fabian?'

Sansa Nusk says 'Ahh - jolly Fabian. He is one of our best customers! That is, of course, due to the fact that he has the heaviest fingers of any bard I know. Anyhow, down to business. I assume he sent you for a new set of strings. Unfortunately, I have not been able to procure any of the special - uhh - things needed to make his strings lately.'

You say, 'What special things?'

Sansa Nusk says 'Uhh - ummm - uhhh - Fabian does not know this, but his strings are - uh - made of - uh - troll guts.'

You say, 'Where do I get troll guts?'

Sansa Nusk says 'Well, Fabian likes the thick resonance that only troll gut strings can provide. Trouble is, trolls are scarce around these parts, thank the gods, but Fabian breaks his strings as fast as I find suppliers. Trolls sometimes wander the Karanas in search of food but that is so rare, to see one there. Anyhow, if you find one out in the Karanas, bring me his gut along with 10 gold for materials and I can make the strings to take to Fabian.'

You need a "bag of troll guts" which drops off Zahil the Vile in North Karana. Hand them into Sansa.

Sansa Nusk says 'Good work! Now have you the rest of what I require?'

Hand Sansa 1 platinum.

Sansa Nusk says 'I am not even going to bother asking where you got that. Just take this set I already made and hurry them back to Fabian.'

Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 2.
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!!

Receive Lute Strings, hand them in to Fabian back in East Freeport.

Fabian says 'Many thanks, merry gentlefolk! Let me cross your palm in gratitude for your kindness. Hmmmm where did my lucky coin go?'

Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 2.
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 20 silver from Fabian.
You receive 10 gold from Fabian.
You receive 1 platinum from Fabian.

NOTE: There is a 25% chance for Fabian to give you the Etched Silver Coin when you give him the Lute Strings, if he doesn't give you the coin you have to go kill Zahal again and get another set of strings to try again.

If you received the Coin, give it back to Fabian.

Fabian says 'My lucky coin! How did it get in there? Well, never mind that. You are an honest person and although honesty is its own reward, I feel obligated to return the favor. Take this to Dionna if you enjoy music. Farewell friend!'

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 a Note From Fabian. Take this to Dionna in South Qeynos, near the fountain.

Dionna says 'Ah, well, Fabian said to give you this. It really is a good piece. Good luck!'

You receive a Cloak of Hazy Memories.

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 8 copper.
You receive 7 silver.
You receive 4 gold.
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unlucky? or not on TLP?
# Jul 16 2017 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
Got the Coin and the note again tonite.... got jack ****.... No cloak!
Good luck, you'll need it!
# Jul 15 2017 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
I did the quest about a month ago on Agnarr, Monk is named Senadin. I got the coin, i got the note to hand in and once i handed in, all the biotch in SQ gave me was a bunch of coins! I petitioned by DAYBREAK Games did squat about it. Never mind the fact that getting the coin is super rare. Once you got the coin, and turn it in for the note to give to Dionna, there's no guarantee that you get a cloak even then! I was super ******* I tried 2 more times since then and nada, no coins! For the record, my faction is amiably with them. I went back and killed the biotch!

Now today some dude in NK told me a friend/guildie of his got it... i am like whaaat?? Maybe BS... i dont know but yeah... good luck!
Can't complete with Original expansions
# Jul 03 2017 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Completed it during Agnarr's original launch pre-Kunark and got the message only having gold right now. A measly 5 gold and 9 silver at that. Not even a single platinum piece.
Can't complete with Original expansions
# Jul 04 2017 at 2:58 PM Rating: Excellent
Goozik wrote:
Completed it during Agnarr's original launch pre-Kunark and got the message only having gold right now. A measly 5 gold and 9 silver at that. Not even a single platinum piece.


Ok your title says it can't be completed pre kunark and your message says you completed it pre kunark. Which is it?
Can't complete with Original expansions
# Jul 13 2017 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I got coin after a few attempts and then completed and did not receive the cloak, just gave me a message saying have some gold. I should have titled my original post can't complete for cloak with original expansions. Or so I thought.
Talked to another person on Agnarr today who got lucky and received the cloak(still during original expansions), Seems the cloak is a rare reward when handing in coin, usual reward being a few gold pieces like what I got.
Can't complete with Original expansions
# Jul 14 2017 at 1:13 AM Rating: Excellent
Goozik wrote:
I got coin after a few attempts and then completed and did not receive the cloak, just gave me a message saying have some gold. I should have titled my original post can't complete for cloak with original expansions. Or so I thought.
Talked to another person on Agnarr today who got lucky and received the cloak(still during original expansions), Seems the cloak is a rare reward when handing in coin, usual reward being a few gold pieces like what I got.


I know some quests are set to not always be 100% reward for quest completion. This might be one of those quests. A developer would have to confirm.
The Phinigel -- it does seem broken
# Jun 20 2016 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I just opened a ticket ..

I am actually Warmly to the guy. I did everything, got the Strings. Came back, handed them in. He SAID the phrase about where is my coin, lining my pocket bleh bleh...
But I dot no coin... so I can't complete the quest

Totally sucks, this is a cool item. I sure hope it wasn't taken out but the quest still exists.

Bleh

Will update if I can complete it when I hear back from the GMs.
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1. had top slot open
2. Warmly
3. He said everything perfectly
4. I am 100000% I don't have it in a bag and it sure didn't go onto my cursor or the open slot I had in my inventory
The Phinigel -- it does seem broken
# Apr 22 2017 at 12:49 AM Rating: Good
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michaeleq wrote:
I just opened a ticket ..

I am actually Warmly to the guy. I did everything, got the Strings. Came back, handed them in. He SAID the phrase about where is my coin, lining my pocket bleh bleh...
But I dot no coin... so I can't complete the quest


Updated the quest walkthrough. Per a Dev comment by Dzarn in 2013

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Upon handing Fabian the Lute Strings, you have a 25% chance to receive the Etched Silver Coin.


I went through the quest myself tonight, I got 3 sets of guts off Zahal and turned them in for Lute Strings. Out of the three lute strings I gave to Fabian I received ONE Etched Silver Coin. Turning this into Dionna got me the cloak on Phinigel as of 4/22/2017 in the Planes of Power expansion.

I'm not sure if the cloak reward has an era requirement set to it or if you only have a chance to get it from her as well, I've seen conflicting reports about her giving a dialogue message about only giving the player gold.

Not particularly fond of a quest like this where your reward is very RING-dependant but it is very reminiscent of oldschool classic quests in that regard, and its not like it's particularly hard.
The Phinigel -- it does seem broken
# Apr 22 2017 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
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did you try in luclin? item is very low stated if the cloak is flagged for PoP

been holding 3 extra guts on a mule since classic (on phinny) after i didnt get a coin on a 1st turn in
The Phinigel -- it does seem broken
# Apr 22 2017 at 4:38 PM Rating: Good
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moggman wrote:
did you try in luclin? item is very low stated if the cloak is flagged for PoP

been holding 3 extra guts on a mule since classic (on phinny) after i didnt get a coin on a 1st turn in

Never tried it in Luclin. I think the cloak is mainly a toy for the summon click, not intended for actual wear (though I can't speak for dev intentions).
The Phinigel -- it does seem broken
# Jan 30 2017 at 4:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Did you ever hear back? Is it fixed? Sitting on the guts atm, would love to have a clicky ale cloak =P
unlucky? or not on TLP?
# Apr 27 2016 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Phinigel TLP server:

I got the coin on the third attempt. But when I turned in the note from Fabian at Dionna, I got nothing. Is this also a luck thing?

unlucky? or not on TLP?
# Jul 15 2017 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
Had same thing happen!
Quest functional, but no cloak
# Jan 24 2016 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Ran this today (1-24-16) on prog server Phinigel. When I handed the note from Fabian to Dionna in SQeynos, the text response came back:

Dionna digs through her pockets and sighs. "Fabian said to reward you, but all I have is a bit of gold. Good luck to you."

Which is basically DBG telling us F You Very Much, I guess. Fair warning. Hang onto those guts in case they ever become useful. They aren't right now.

Some of the faction Hits and Minimums
# Dec 17 2015 at 1:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Fabian will not talk to you at dubious or apprehensive, but will still take the 2 gold, give you faction and send you to Sansa.

Sansa will not talk to you at dubious but will give you faction and the lute strings to take back to Fabian.
Sanda WILL talk to you at apprehensive.

Fabian will take the lute stings and give you the reward (still at dubious).

So basically you can't get the dialogue, but can do it all anyway if you know how.

Now, as to faction hits:

For Giving Fabian 2 gold:

[Thu Dec 17 13:06:32 2015] You say, 'Hail, Fabian'
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:32 2015] Fabian says 'Oh look, a talking lump of refuse. How novel!'
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Fabian says 'Rat spittle! Busted another string! You seem like a good music loving citizen, could you please run to the Wind Spirit's Song and grab me a fresh set of lute strings?'
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 2.
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore has been adjusted by -1.

For fetching the troll guts from Zahal the Vile (which Sansa would ask for if shed speak to me)

[Thu Dec 17 13:17:33 2015] You say, 'Hail, Sansa Nusk'
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:33 2015] Sansa Nusk says 'Hello... Welcome to the Wind Spirit's Song. I'm Sansa, and I help out the local bards here.'
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:45 2015] You say, 'who is fabian?'
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:45 2015] Sansa Nusk says 'The League of Antonican Bards is very displeased with your recent actions. And I don't particularly care for you, or your stench, either!'
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:48 2015] Targeted (Merchant): Sansa Nusk
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:48 2015] Stand close to and right click on the Merchant to begin a transaction.
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:49 2015] Sansa Nusk says 'Good work! Now have you the rest of what I require?'
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:59 2015] Targeted (Merchant): Sansa Nusk
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:59 2015] Stand close to and right click on the Merchant to begin a transaction.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Sansa Nusk says 'I am not even going to bother asking where you got that. Just take this set I already made and hurry them back to Fabian.'
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 2.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore has been adjusted by -1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] You gain experience!!

And then for turning in the lite string to Fabian:

[Thu Dec 17 13:39:45 2015] You say, 'Hail, Fabian'
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:45 2015] Fabian says 'I didn't know Slime could speak common. Go back to the sewer before I lose my temper.'
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:51 2015] Targeted (NPC): Fabian
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:51 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Fabian says 'Many thanks, merry gentlefolk! Let me cross your palm in gratitude for your kindness. Hmmmm where did my lucky coin go?'
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 2.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore has been adjusted by -1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] You gain experience!!
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] You receive 4 silver from Fabian.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] You receive 3 gold from Fabian.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] You receive 1 platinum from Fabian.

I did not get the lucky coin. DBG says its only 25% so I'll try again until I get ti and post the rest. But I figured Id post what I had so we can get that part updated.



Edited, Dec 18th 2015 9:13am by drool

Edited, Dec 18th 2015 9:23am by drool
Some of the faction Hits and Minimums
# Dec 22 2015 at 8:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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drool wrote:
Fabian will not talk to you at dubious or apprehensive, but will still take the 2 gold, give you faction and send you to Sansa.

Sansa will not talk to you at dubious but will give you faction and the lute strings to take back to Fabian.
Sanda WILL talk to you at apprehensive.

Fabian will take the lute stings and give you the reward (still at dubious).

So basically you can't get the dialogue, but can do it all anyway if you know how.

Now, as to faction hits:

For Giving Fabian 2 gold:

[Thu Dec 17 13:06:32 2015] You say, 'Hail, Fabian'
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:32 2015] Fabian says 'Oh look, a talking lump of refuse. How novel!'
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Fabian says 'Rat spittle! Busted another string! You seem like a good music loving citizen, could you please run to the Wind Spirit's Song and grab me a fresh set of lute strings?'
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 2.
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:06:41 2015] Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore has been adjusted by -1.

For fetching the troll guts from Zahal the Vile (which Sansa would ask for if shed speak to me)

[Thu Dec 17 13:17:33 2015] You say, 'Hail, Sansa Nusk'
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:33 2015] Sansa Nusk says 'Hello... Welcome to the Wind Spirit's Song. I'm Sansa, and I help out the local bards here.'
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:45 2015] You say, 'who is fabian?'
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:45 2015] Sansa Nusk says 'The League of Antonican Bards is very displeased with your recent actions. And I don't particularly care for you, or your stench, either!'
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:48 2015] Targeted (Merchant): Sansa Nusk
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:48 2015] Stand close to and right click on the Merchant to begin a transaction.
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:49 2015] Sansa Nusk says 'Good work! Now have you the rest of what I require?'
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:59 2015] Targeted (Merchant): Sansa Nusk
[Thu Dec 17 13:17:59 2015] Stand close to and right click on the Merchant to begin a transaction.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Sansa Nusk says 'I am not even going to bother asking where you got that. Just take this set I already made and hurry them back to Fabian.'
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 2.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore has been adjusted by -1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:18:01 2015] You gain experience!!

And then for turning in the lite string to Fabian:

[Thu Dec 17 13:39:45 2015] You say, 'Hail, Fabian'
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:45 2015] Fabian says 'I didn't know Slime could speak common. Go back to the sewer before I lose my temper.'
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:51 2015] Targeted (NPC): Fabian
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:51 2015] Right click on the NPC to consider him.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Fabian says 'Many thanks, merry gentlefolk! Let me cross your palm in gratitude for your kindness. Hmmmm where did my lucky coin go?'
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 2.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore has been adjusted by -1.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] You gain experience!!
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] You receive 4 silver from Fabian.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] You receive 3 gold from Fabian.
[Thu Dec 17 13:39:53 2015] You receive 1 platinum from Fabian.

I did not get the lucky coin. DBG says its only 25% so I'll try again until I get ti and post the rest. But I figured Id post what I had so we can get that part updated.



Edited, Dec 18th 2015 9:13am by drool

Edited, Dec 18th 2015 9:23am by drool


Updated, thanks.
Small (but crucial) fix to dialogue
# Dec 17 2015 at 12:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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[Thu Dec 17 13:20:44 2015] Sansa Nusk says 'Well, Fabian likes the thick resonance that only troll gut strings can provide. Trouble is, trolls are scarce around these parts, thank the gods, but Fabian breaks his strings as fast as I find suppliers. Trolls sometimes wander the Karanas in search of food but that is so rare, to see one there. Anyhow, if you find one out in the Karanas, bring me his gut along with 10 gold for materials and I can make the strings to take to Fabian.'

(the part about 10 gold not included in your dialogue)
Small (but crucial) fix to dialogue
# Dec 22 2015 at 8:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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drool wrote:
[Thu Dec 17 13:20:44 2015] Sansa Nusk says 'Well, Fabian likes the thick resonance that only troll gut strings can provide. Trouble is, trolls are scarce around these parts, thank the gods, but Fabian breaks his strings as fast as I find suppliers. Trolls sometimes wander the Karanas in search of food but that is so rare, to see one there. Anyhow, if you find one out in the Karanas, bring me his gut along with 10 gold for materials and I can make the strings to take to Fabian.'

(the part about 10 gold not included in your dialogue)


Updated, thanks.
No coin from Fabian
# Aug 02 2015 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I turned in the lute strings to Fabian and he just gave me 3p and some gold and silver but no etched coin. I did not have an open spot of main inventory. IE, I had open bag slots but I had some bat wings in the one open slot that didn't have a bag in it. I don't know if that has any effect, but it's either that or the quest is bugged or broken. I logged out and back in, just to see if it would appear but it hasn't.

Ragefire server - 8.2.15
No coin from Fabian
# Sep 06 2015 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried the quest and might still be pure luck if you receive the coin and same for the cloak.
Got my coin after 2 turn-ins; ran back to Dionna and:
Dionna digs through her pockets and sighs, 'Fabian said to reward you, but all I have is a bit of gold. Good luck to you!'
You receive 8 copper.
You receive 7 silver.
You receive 4 gold.
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# Jun 16 2015 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I did the quest today and when I did the final turn in to Dionna she dug through her pock but all she had was gold. I did not get the cloak. has any one on the ragefire server received the cloak.
Fabian bugged?
# Nov 02 2014 at 8:56 PM Rating: Good
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I did this quest twice today.

Everything worked fine (faction hits, etc.), up until the very end. When I handed the Lute Strings to Fabian, he gave his usual text ("… where did my lucky coin go?"), faction hits, and cash (1 pp, 1 gp, <random amount of silver>).

But, no Etched Silver Coin.

Now, if I can remember how to submit a bug report in-game.

-- Ainulindalex, 72 Half-Elf Bard of Povar (formerly Quellious)
Fabian bugged?
# May 27 2015 at 8:41 PM Rating: Good
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Dzarn wrote:
Upon handing Fabian the Lute Strings, you have a 25% chance to receive the Etched Silver Coin.

Although his dialogue suggests he has misplaced his lucky coin, its not guaranteed it was included in the coins of payment he just gave you for recovering the strings.

Source: https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/quest-issue-fabians-strings.200646/#post-2959389

Edited, May 27th 2015 10:44pm by Nniki
Sansa's new dialogue fix!
# May 04 2014 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Before:

Sansa Nusk says 'Well, Fabian likes the thick resonance that only troll gut strings can provide. Trouble is, trolls are scarce around these parts, thank the gods, but Fabian breaks his strings as fast as I find suppliers. Trolls sometimes wander the Karanas in search of food but that is so rare, to see one there. Anyhow, if you find one out in the Karanas, bring me his gut and I can make the strings to take to Fabian.'

After:

Sansa Nusk says 'Well, Fabian likes the thick resonance that only troll gut strings can provide. Trouble is, trolls are scarce around these parts, thank the gods, but Fabian breaks his strings as fast as I find suppliers. Trolls sometimes wander the Karanas in search of food but that is so rare, to see one there. Anyhow, if you find one out in the Karanas, bring me his gut along with 10 gold for materials and I can make the strings to take to Fabian.'

I don't know when the extra text was added, but there you go.
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Factions hits for cloak
# Mar 23 2013 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Faction hits for turning in the note to get the cloak are the same as the rest of the turn ins.

I tried this with a different character, and got the coin on the first try. So I think getting the cloak part of the quest is a once per character deal.
Additional quest info
# Feb 05 2013 at 11:48 AM Rating: Good
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Returning Fabian's lucky coin gives the same faction hits as the earlier parts of the quest:
Better with Antonican Bards, Knights of Truth, and Guards of Qeynos
Worse with Mayong Mistmoore and Ring of Scale
You gain experience!

Edited, Feb 5th 2013 12:50pm by Vidsek
New part to this quest
# Dec 28 2012 at 10:36 PM Rating: Good
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I did this quest, and upon turning in the lute strings, he says "Many thanks, merry gentlefolk! Let me cross your palm in gratitude for your kindness. Hmmmm where did my lucky coin go?"

I received an Etched Silver Coin in my inventory. I gave it back to him and he said "My lucky coin! How did it get in there? Well, never mind that. You are an honest person and although honesty is its own reward, I feel obligated to return the favor. Take this to Dionna if you enjoy music. Farewell friend!" He gives you Note From Fabian.

I gave the note to Dionna near the fountain in South Qeynos, and she said "Ah, well, Fabian said to give you this. It really is a good piece. Good luck!" I received a Cloak of Hazy Memories as a reward.
New part to this quest
# Jan 06 2013 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I just tried this quest a second time. Upon turning in the lute strings http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=62158 I didn't receive the etched silver coin. So it may be random if you get it or not, or it may be a hidden flag that can only be done once per character.
New part to this quest
# Jan 25 2014 at 6:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I prelooted the guts, didn't get a coin. Trying again, but now following the exact order and looting the guts when requested.
Doesn't make a difference, so getting the coin seems random as stated a few posts below.

Edited, Jan 25th 2014 9:02am by mercurious
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# Dec 25 2002 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Fabian is located at 10, -740 in East Freeport. Hail him, he'll say grease his palm with money. Hand him 2 gold and he'll break a loot string and ask you to go get him more. Faction up with League of Antonican Bards, Knights of Truth and Guards of Qeynos. Down with Ring of Scale and Mayong Mistmoore.

Hail Sansa in South Qeynos. She won't respond with any sort of keyword so say [who is fabian]. She'll then explain that she makes his loot strings and doesn't have the needed items. Say [what special things]. She'll explain that she makes the strings from troll guts. Say [what troll gut] and she'll tell you she needs the bag of troll gut and 10 gold to make the lute strings.

Giving her these items, minor experience, faction up with Antonican Bards, Knights of Truth, Guards of Qeynos. Down with Ring of Scale and Mayong Mistmoore. You'll also receive Lute Strings.

Return to Fabian and hand him the strings. He'll now provide only cash (I got no items) and same faction you've gotten all along. Money received covered the cost of doing the quest, (I got 11 silver, 12 gold and 2 platinum).

Edited, Wed Dec 25 14:41:39 2002
RE: Quest Text
# Apr 08 2006 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
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He's still in the Grub and Grog, but it's now by the waterfront, not by the gate as it was in the old Freeport. This is definitely still an active quest, and Fabian's new loc is 138, -794.
Other Requirements?
# Jul 10 2002 at 4:26 PM Rating: Default
turned in the troll guts, she responded something like "have you got the other things I require?". Gave her 5pp (and then, 50gp). "Thanks, but I don't know what to do with this."

Anyone know how to get her to work again? Or what "other things" she required? I was unable to find the proper prompting text.
RE: Other Requirements?
# Nov 29 2003 at 8:57 AM Rating: Default
ITS 1PP NOT 5PP
Fabian Quest
# Mar 17 2002 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I did this quest and got a placeholder scroll with minor healing. First, I gave the guts and 50gp to the bard in SQ. Received strings. Second, Gave strings to Fabian in EFP and received the etched silver coin. Third, returned coin to him and he game me a note to give to Dionna in SQ. She is at the Well and Clock location. She gave me the placeholder scroll with minor healing. Not sure what to do with this yet. I have right clicked and done just about any other kind of thing known to man, but nothing.
RE: Fabian Quest
# Jun 02 2002 at 9:47 AM Rating: Default
Kelkim Menkia, a female bard South East of the centaur village, asks for new strings for her lute. This may be connected, I'm not sure but I wanted to maybe throw some extra info into the pot.
RE: Fabian Quest
# Jul 03 2002 at 7:05 PM Rating: Default
Kelkim Menkia in Southern Karana is used for the Bard epic.
RE: Fabian Quest
# Jul 03 2002 at 7:04 PM Rating: Default
Etched Silver Coin
# Feb 18 2002 at 8:39 PM Rating: Default
Sorry It was an "Etched Silver Coin" i received.
Tarnished Silver Coin
# Feb 17 2002 at 10:58 AM Rating: Default
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Did this quest a few days ago and instead of a placeholder scroll, I got a Tarnished Silver Coin. If I ever find out what its for, I'll let you know...
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Bhandade, 64 Templar on Faydark...and others too numerous to mention... EQ part deaux

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Tarnished Silver Coin
# Feb 17 2002 at 10:57 AM Rating: Default
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Did this quest a few days ago and instead of a placeholder scroll, I got a Tarnished Silver Coin. If I ever find out what its for, I'll let you know....

Nesoohc Tsal 35 Bard
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Krescendo, 70 Dirge
Bhandade, 64 Templar on Faydark...and others too numerous to mention... EQ part deaux

Kreskin, Enchanter--Combine Progressive EQ Uno

Placeholder scroll
# Jan 23 2002 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Just as a thought: The placeholder scroll may not be a usable item at all. If Verant put this item in in place of the real reward, then this quest is still in development. (Although I would think they would fix all these issues on broken quests before launching a new add-on, but since when has login applied to the support of this game?)
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