Postmaster's Challenge  

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Level:1
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Related Quests:
Era:Veil of Alaris
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Group Size:Solo
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Wed Dec 7 03:44:12 2011
Modified: Wed Sep 12 00:56:22 2018
Your Location is -2721.92, 2108.21, 3.85

While he's playing you will see him make emote the following message occasionally:

Postmaster Aric Songfairer radiates with pride as he sings of the 'League of Antonican Bards'.

Talking to him about it yields the following:

You say, 'Who are the League of Antonican Bards?'

Postmaster Aric Songfairer says 'The League of Antonican Bards, the heart of communication within our world! Without The League I am sure Norrathians would find themselves wandering through an age without knowledge of any current events. Why we can just look to the good people of Sanctus Seru for an example of mass ignorance...' He sighs, 'Better than bore you with anecdotes, how about I put you to the test? Are you up for a simple [challenge]?'

You say, 'I am up for the challenge.'

Postmaster Aric Songfairer says 'Excellent, a simple but effective test of your dedication to the free exchange of information. Scattered among Antonica and Faydwer are a number of couriers and their respective informants. Travel through these lands and deliver, let's say, 18 unique pieces of mail. If you can complete this challenge, return to me and I shall bestow upon you a reward fitting of one who would undertake such an arduous task.'

If he's not on stage and you've just started the task, hailing him yields (he tells you how many deliveries you've made):

You say, 'Hail, Postmaster Aric Songfairer'

Postmaster Aric Songfairer says 'Hail ______! Still working on the challenge? It looks like you have delivered 0 out of 18 pieces of mail so far...'

There are 18 deliveries to be made. There are 2 zones that give you 2 deliveries each to send (so 16 zones to get the deliveries from).

The deliveries are as follows:

Erudin to Qeynos
Halas to Qeynos
High Keep to Qeynos
Surefall Glade to Qeynos
West Karana to Qeynos

Freeport to High Keep
Qeynos to High Keep

Feerrott to Freeport
High Keep to Freeport
Innothule to Freeport
Kelethin to Freeport
Nektulos to Freeport
Rivervale to Freeport

Ak'Anon to Kelethin
Butcherblock to Kelethin
Felwithe to Kelethin
Freeport to Kelethin
Kaladim to Kelethin

After completing the first delivery you get the message (the message will increment each time you complete a different delivery) in yellow:


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!

If you go and complete the same one again, you will get the following message instead, in red:

Mail Delivery Challenge: You have already delivered this bit of mail.

Once you finish all 18 delivers, you'll get the following message:

Mail Delivery Challenge: You have successfully delivered 18 pieces of mail! Return to Sunrise Hills and speak with Postmaster Aric Songfairer.

When you return to Postmaster Aric Songfairer, he will say the following:

You say, 'Hail, Postmaster Aric Songfairer'

Postmaster Aric Songfairer looks at you curiously before reviewing the small scroll in his hand, 'Well, I did not think it possible, but you have completed the challenge set out before you! As such, you have earned the respect if not the admiration of the League of Antonican Bards and I shall now bestow upon you the title of Courier. You may wish to talk to some of my associates now.' He nods toward Celtreus before continuing, 'You have my congratulations and unquestionably earned respect. Carry on, Courier!

This gives you access to a new prefix title, "Courier," and a new suffix title, "the Courier," and flags you to be able to talk with Lysric and Celteus as well, and get their rewards, assuming you've done the required tasks of course.


If you want a different way of looking at it (and don't want to click all the quest links), kveh3434's list may help:

Erudin to Qeynos
Ticar Lorestring @ -627, -227, 69 in Erudin Tralyn Marsinger @ +520, -110 in South Qeynos 1
Halas to Qeynos
Marton Stringsinger @ the bank. Tralyn Marsinger in South Qeynos 2
High Keep to Qeynos
Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 Eve Marsinger in South Qeynos 3
Surefall Glade to Qeynos
Sivana Lutewhisper @ the ranger guild Tralyn Marsinger in South Qeynos 4
West Karana to Qeynos
Mistrana @ the barbarian village Tralyn Marsinger in South Qeynos 5
Freeport to High Keep
Ton Twostring @ East FP Bard Guild Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 6
Qeynos to High Keep
Eve Marsinger Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 7
Feerrott to Freeport
Drizda @ zone to Innothule Swamp Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 8
High Keep to Freeport
Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 Ton Twostring @ East FP Bard Guild 9
Innothule to Freeport
Dark Deathsinger @ the SW corner of the zone Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 10
Kelethin to Freeport
Idia is located @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 11
Nektulos to Freeport
Travis Two Tone @ -1963.67, -268.26 Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 12
Rivervale to Freeport
Silna Songsmith @ 149.75, -150.00 Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 13
Ak'Anon to Kelethin
Lyra Lyrestringer @ 1253, -762 in Ak'Anon Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 14
Butcherblock to Kelethin
Siltria Marwind @ docks Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 15
Felwithe to Kelethin
Tacar Tissleplay @ -83, -320 in N. Felwithe Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 16
Freeport to Kelethin
Ton Twostring @ East FP Bard Guild Idia is located @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 17
Kaladim to Kelethin
Kilam Oresinger @ 105.00, 220.00, 3.31, Pub Kal. Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 18

Copy the list out, number it and keep track. Don't camp before you finish, or deliver all you have first. It is TEMPORARY!
You can pick up all and deliver at once. I did High Keep twice and Kelethin twice, otherwise it was all turned in at the same time.
Takes about 2 hours with a druid who can track and port. Easy peasy! Good luck!
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Couple of Additional Things
# Oct 08 2017 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
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1. Make sure that if you are talking to an NPC, like TON in Freeport, they might give you 2 pieces of mail, but you have to go through the prompts to do that. If you just type "I will deliver" it seems to always give the same one.. so like a dorko, I kept getting HighPass for instance and not Kelethin, until I specifically said Kelethin

2. I noticed that in High Hold, that although the notes here and what she says is "Deliver this mail", you actually get a pouch. I realize mail can be a pouch but in the only other time I know we get a pouch it actually says deliver this pouch. It merely confused me.

I also would like to point out that if you Bind in Qeynos and do the collection part, then later bind in HH its faster than running each time depending on the order you do them in.
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# Jan 11 2016 at 1:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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  • Erudin to Qeynos
    Ticar Lorestring @ -627, -227, 69 in Erudin Tralyn Marsinger @ +520, -110 in South Qeynos 1
  • Halas to Qeynos
    Marton Stringsinger @ the bank. Tralyn Marsinger in South Qeynos 2
  • High Keep to Qeynos
    Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 Eve Marsinger in South Qeynos 3
  • Surefall Glade to Qeynos
    Sivana Lutewhisper @ the ranger guild Tralyn Marsinger in South Qeynos 4
  • West Karana to Qeynos
    Mistrana @ the barbarian village Tralyn Marsinger in South Qeynos 5
  • Freeport to High Keep
    Ton Twostring @ East FP Bard Guild Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 6
  • Qeynos to High Keep
    Eve Marsinger Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 7
  • Feerrott to Freeport
    Drizda @ zone to Innothule Swamp Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 8
  • High Keep to Freeport
    Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 Ton Twostring @ East FP Bard Guild 9
  • Innothule to Freeport
    Dark Deathsinger @ the SW corner of the zone Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 10
  • Kelethin to Freeport
    Idia is located @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 11
  • Nektulos to Freeport
    Travis Two Tone @ -1963.67, -268.26 Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 12
  • Rivervale to Freeport
    Silna Songsmith @ 149.75, -150.00 Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 13
  • Ak'Anon to Kelethin
    Lyra Lyrestringer @ 1253, -762 in Ak'Anon Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 14
  • Butcherblock to Kelethin
    Siltria Marwind @ docks Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 15
  • Felwithe to Kelethin
    Tacar Tissleplay @ -83, -320 in N. Felwithe Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 16
  • Freeport to Kelethin
    Ton Twostring @ East FP Bard Guild Idia is located @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 17
  • Kaladim to Kelethin
    Kilam Oresinger @ 105.00, 220.00, 3.31, Pub Kal. Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 18

  • Copy the list out, number it and keep track. Don't camp before you finish, or deliver all you have first. It is TEMPORARY!
    You can pick up all and deliver at once. I did High Keep twice and Kelethin twice, otherwise it was all turned in at the same time.
    Takes about 2 hours with a druid who can track and port. Easy peasy! Good luck!

    Anteac
    Druid, Bristlebane
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    # Jan 16 2016 at 11:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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    kveh3434 wrote:
  • Erudin to Qeynos
    Ticar Lorestring @ -627, -227, 69 in Erudin Tralyn Marsinger @ +520, -110 in South Qeynos 1
  • Halas to Qeynos
    Marton Stringsinger @ the bank. Tralyn Marsinger in South Qeynos 2
  • High Keep to Qeynos
    Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 Eve Marsinger in South Qeynos 3
  • Surefall Glade to Qeynos
    Sivana Lutewhisper @ the ranger guild Tralyn Marsinger in South Qeynos 4
  • West Karana to Qeynos
    Mistrana @ the barbarian village Tralyn Marsinger in South Qeynos 5
  • Freeport to High Keep
    Ton Twostring @ East FP Bard Guild Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 6
  • Qeynos to High Keep
    Eve Marsinger Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 7
  • Feerrott to Freeport
    Drizda @ zone to Innothule Swamp Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 8
  • High Keep to Freeport
    Lislia Goldtune 3.61, -34.54 Ton Twostring @ East FP Bard Guild 9
  • Innothule to Freeport
    Dark Deathsinger @ the SW corner of the zone Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 10
  • Kelethin to Freeport
    Idia is located @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 11
  • Nektulos to Freeport
    Travis Two Tone @ -1963.67, -268.26 Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 12
  • Rivervale to Freeport
    Silna Songsmith @ 149.75, -150.00 Felisity Starbright @ East FP Bard Guild 13
  • Ak'Anon to Kelethin
    Lyra Lyrestringer @ 1253, -762 in Ak'Anon Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 14
  • Butcherblock to Kelethin
    Siltria Marwind @ docks Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 15
  • Felwithe to Kelethin
    Tacar Tissleplay @ -83, -320 in N. Felwithe Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 16
  • Freeport to Kelethin
    Ton Twostring @ East FP Bard Guild Idia is located @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 17
  • Kaladim to Kelethin
    Kilam Oresinger @ 105.00, 220.00, 3.31, Pub Kal. Jakum Webdancer @ -224, 256 Bards' Guild 18

  • Copy the list out, number it and keep track. Don't camp before you finish, or deliver all you have first. It is TEMPORARY!
    You can pick up all and deliver at once. I did High Keep twice and Kelethin twice, otherwise it was all turned in at the same time.
    Takes about 2 hours with a druid who can track and port. Easy peasy! Good luck!

    Anteac
    Druid, Bristlebane


    Thanks for posting this!
    18 quests needed are bugged (but there is a work around)
    # Sep 22 2013 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
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    As of today you can get the Postmaster's Challenge but when you try doing the 18 deliveries it is bugged (but there is a work around).
    If you go to the NPCs in the various cities to get a letter to deliver and use the Deliver link or type in "I will deliver the mail to [cityname]" the text links back to the Hail response. But if you type "I will deliver the nail to [cityname]" the NPC will give you the letter to deliver.
    I have tested this on 5 of the 18 quests and they all need "nail" instead of "mail".
    18 quests needed are bugged (but there is a work around)
    # Sep 26 2013 at 4:45 AM Rating: Excellent
    I think the bug is that anything you say to the Going Postal quest givers that has "mail" in it will get you the Hail response.

    In order to get the parcel to be delivered, say "I will deliver to <cityname>". (leave "mail" out of it)

    saying "I will deliver nail to <cityname>" works because "mail" is not in the statement.

    "I will deliver a firkin of three-week old room temperature lutefisk to <cityname>" will work as well (no "mail" in the statement)

    I *believe* the keywords to getting the parcels are "deliver" and "<cityname>".

    -- Ainulindalex, 72 Agnostic Half-Elf Bard of Povar (formerly Quellious)
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    # May 14 2013 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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    -1) Fisrt put on map ALL the NPCS of the quest.

    -2) Use a DUAL Wizy 70+ with Teleport BIND AA.

    Ultra FAST, no run, no walk.

    Time is GOLD.
    Is there a quicker route to do this quest?
    # Oct 13 2012 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
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    Postmaster's Challenge Quest
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    Sunrise Hills - Postmaster Aric Songfairer

    Freeport to Kelethin 1
    Butcherblock to Kelethin 2
    Kaladim to Kelethin 3
    Ak'Anon to Kelethin 4
    Felwithe to Kelethin 5

    Freeport to High Keep 1
    Qeynos to High Keep 7

    High Keep to Qeynos 8
    West Karana to Qeynos 9
    Surefall Glade to Qeynos 10
    Halas to Qeynos 11
    Erudin to Qeynos 12

    Kelethin to Freeport 6
    High Keep to Freeport 8
    Feerrott to Freeport 13
    Innothule to Freeport 14
    Rivervale to Freeport 15
    Nektulos to Freeport 16

    Back to Sunrise Hills


    Method used utilizing only PoK Stones for travel
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    The plusses (+) mean picking up a letter/pouch, and the minuses (-) mean dropping
    them off. There are 18 steps, but two of them are can be picked up at the same time.

    Get to the Plane of Knowledge (PoK) from Sunrise Hills by going through the Guild Lobby.

    From PoK, go to West Freeport using the Freeport PoK Stone, to East Freeport++, to
    Ocean of Tears, to Butcherblock Mtns+, to South Kaladim+, back to Butcherblock Mtns,
    to PoK, to Steamfont Mtns using Ak'Anon PoK Stone, to Ak'Anon+, to Steamfont Mtns.,
    to PoK, to Greater Faydark using the Felwithe PoK Stone, to Northern Felwithe+, to
    Greater Faydark, to Kelethin-----+, back to PoK, done with first section.

    From PoK to North Qeynos, to South Qeynos+, to North Qeynos, to PoK, to Blightfire
    Moors using the Crescent Reach PoK Stone, to Highpass Hold, to High Keep--++,
    finishes the second (and shortest) section.

    Back to Highpass Hold, to East Karana, to North Karana, to West Karana+, to Qeynos
    Hills, to Surefall Glade+, to Qeynos Hills, to Blackburrow, to Everfrost Peaks, to
    Halas+, back to Everfrost, to PoK, to Toxxulia Forest using the Erudin PoK Stone, to
    Erudin+, to Erud's Crossing, to South Qeynos-----, to North Qeynos, to PoK, finishes
    the third section.

    Go to the Feerrott+ using the Oggok PoK Stone, to Innothule Swamp+, back to PoK, to
    Misty Thicket from PoK using the Rivervale PoK Stone, then Rivervale+, then Kithicor
    Forest, then Commonlands, to Nektulos Forest+, back to Commonlands, to West
    Freeport, to East Freeport------, back to West Freeport, to PoK, to Guild Lobby, to
    Sunrise Hills. Pick up your new Titles from Postmaster Aric!
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    wander what i'm missing
    # May 08 2012 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
    I missed one of the quest, no ideal which, anyone know anyway to see with out starting over?
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    # Feb 18 2013 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
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    I used the walkthrough here and am also one short. No clue how to tell which one. Have to redo the whole quest in guess.
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    # Jan 17 2012 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
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    FYI the items will poof/disappear after some time even if you don't log off
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    # Mar 27 2012 at 8:33 AM Rating: Good
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    varnvego wrote:
    FYI the items will poof/disappear after some time even if you don't log off


    no.. no they won't...
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    # Apr 06 2013 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
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    I had colleceted a couple of deliveries and had to log of, came back they were gone.
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    # Apr 01 2012 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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    LuckyPoseidon wrote:
    varnvego wrote:
    FYI the items will poof/disappear after some time even if you don't log off


    no.. no they won't...


    LuckyPoseidon wrote:
    varnvego wrote:
    FYI the items will poof/disappear after some time even if you don't log off


    no.. no they won't...



    Yes they will. All of my mail to Freeport just poofed on me.

    Good version
    # Dec 11 2011 at 10:45 AM Rating: Good
    My DEs are KOS in some of those cities. Wonder if you can do it invis. Or there should be an evil version.



    *.Lee of Povar

    Edited, Dec 11th 2011 11:46am by UnholyCzars
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    # Sep 26 2013 at 5:07 AM Rating: Good
    Or there should be an evil version

    Or you should do faction work. The Going Postal quests are from original Everquest back when faction in the cities mattered because people actually spent time in them. As an example, I have an iksar that is non-KoS in Kelethin, Felwithe, and Kaladim.

    Or you should be creative. Faction with League of Antonican Bards can be raised easily by a few cleansings of Mistmoore. Then, getting to the Going Postal quest givers can be done via invisibility (getting past the cities' "normal" residents/guards). Drop invisibility. Get the parcel to be delivered. Re-invis. Exit city. Travel to destination city. Re-invis. Get to the recipient bard. Drop invis. Deliver parcel. etc.

    -- Scruetayp, 85 Iksar Necromancer of Povar (formerly Quellious)
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    # Dec 10 2011 at 9:46 AM Rating: Good
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    Just a heads up, some of the links you have in the text above (not under Related Quests:) lead to the wroing quests.
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    Ranger of South Karana and Follower of Tunare of the 93rd Season
    The Shadowstalkers, The Rathe (Terris Thule (Prexus))
    Emissary to the Court of Tunare
    Nobleman of Qeynos
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    # Dec 10 2011 at 12:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Tarmuar wrote:
    Just a heads up, some of the links you have in the text above (not under Related Quests:) lead to the wroing quests.


    Thanks, I think I've got them cleared up now.
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    # Dec 10 2011 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
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    If you don't remember (and I didn't) and you don't take the time to look at the mail items (and I didn't...duh) just remember the items are temporary...

    Jeez and its such a long run from Highkeep to WK to Qeynos...
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    The Shadowstalkers, The Rathe (Terris Thule (Prexus))
    Emissary to the Court of Tunare
    Nobleman of Qeynos
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    # Dec 12 2011 at 3:10 PM Rating: Good
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    Ahh, the days of that nakid Qeynos to WK to Highkeep corpse run...
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    # Dec 07 2011 at 3:45 PM Rating: Good
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    The reward is the suffix "the Courier", not prefix.


    Edited, Dec 7th 2011 4:46pm by Merf
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    # Dec 09 2011 at 12:02 AM Rating: Good
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    I received access to both the prefix title "Courier" and the suffix title "the Courier" when I completed this quest.

    Perhaps the prefix is only for server-first, or perhaps there is some other requirement the enables one to also gain the prefix?

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    # Dec 24 2011 at 7:20 PM Rating: Good
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    Yeah, I didn't notice it before but I did get the Courier prefix as well. It's not a server first thing though, as I have it on both my main and my bard alt I did the quest with, as well.

    Maybe it's another reward you get from Lysric after completing her hail successfully (of course, including the quest that you need to do so, heh)...or the halfling...or maybe it's just available from the start and there are so many prefix titles as it is that it was hard to notice? ;)
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