The Long Lost Puppet  

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Information:
Level:100
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Quest Items:
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Era:Rain of Fear
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Dec 16 03:38:38 2012
Modified: Sun Feb 17 06:38:11 2013
This is the first of two tasks that lead to the reward, "Refurbished Puppet" (which is thought to be a final reward, but this is not confirmed).

Note: While there are no requirements for receiving this task, you will still need a few completions that, while not directly related to the two puppet tasks, will be necessary to have done before being able to finish this. You will need to:

- have completed "A Chilling Rescue" (first partisan in The Breeding Grounds)
- have completed "An Abundance of Orcs" (first partisan in the Crystal Caverns)
- have completed "Infiltrating the Burning Dead" (first partisan in Chapterhouse)
- be able to request (or know someone who can) "Traitors Among Us" (first Kael Drakkel mission)
- have access to Morell's Castle



"Soggy Halfling Puppet" can be fished in the Crystal Caverns: Fragment of Fear (minimum fishing skill required is unknown). It is known to be obtainable by the broken bridge near -345, 755, -535 (close to Bronigan, who is findable with CTRL+F).

If you have this in your inventory and your group at your side, you can right-click the puppet to assign everyone in the group the task (note: while everyone gets the task, it is not shared; everyone has their own individual task). Upon assignment, the Soggy puppet appears in everyone's inventory.

You have been assigned the task 'The Long Lost Puppet'.



Return the puppet to its original owner 0/1 (ALL)

Item Information on the puppet: Engraved in the wood is a message, To Gilda, With love. -G

In Evantil is a gnome named Galdamil. He's found at -665, -200, 4. This is at the base of the tree, just east of the ramp that leads upwards from the ground level.

Note in his task: "A gnome named Galdamil has traveled to Evantil to obtain some wood to make a puppet. He requires your assistance to help gather the materials needed to construct the puppet."

Give him the puppet.

Galdamil takes the soggy puppet from your hands and kisses it with tears in his eyes, 'Oh where did you find her? My sweet [Gilda]! I thought I had lost you forever. I will not rest until you are restored to your original beauty!'



Speak to Galdamil to find out more about the puppet 0/1 (Evantil, the Vile Oak)

You say, 'Who is Gilda?'

Galdamil clutches the puppet close to his chest as he recounts a painful history, 'I met Gilda many years ago while [performing] outside of Rivervale. In a crowded camp of halfling spectators, I was immediately drawn to her captivating smile. Gilda's eyes lit up every time I danced my puppets across the stage. I lived to see the joy on her face! Not wanting to forget Gilda's enchanting beauty, I began making a new puppet in her image. I spent many nights whittling away, thinking only of that sweet halfling's smile.'

You say, 'Performing?'

Galdamil says 'During my final show, I worked up the courage to speak with Gilda. As the puppets finished their final act, I scanned the audience for her familiar smile, without luck. I began to pack my belongings with a heavy heart, when suddenly she appeared. Gilda asked in a voice filled with wonder if she could see my puppets. With a slight blush, I obliged. Her face lit up as she handled each puppet with care. I stood in blissful silence, cherishing these few moments alone with her when suddenly Gilda's smile stiffened. Broken from my momentary trance, I looked down and saw her clutching the [puppet] I made in her image.'

You say, 'What about the puppet?'

Galdamil says 'I stood there, stunned. In those few seconds of silence, I tried to think of a sane explanation. Before I could speak, Gilda clutched the puppet close to her chest and beamed a smile in my direction. She loved the puppet; she loved me! I couldn't contain my joy! Gilda's heartwarming grin was enough to push me over the edge of sanity, and I immediately asked her to join my troupe. Much to my surprise, she agreed, and we began our tour of Norrath together, putting on the best puppet [shows] anyone had ever seen!'

You say, 'What shows?'

Galdamil says 'We toured many far off lands, staging shows in places like the Loping Planes and Sunrise Hills. After every performance, Gilda would carefully pack the puppets away, giving each of them a tender kiss. Her love for me extended to my creations. I truly felt [complete] with her in my life...'

You say, 'Complete?'

Galdamil's grip on the puppet tightens as he fights back tears, 'One night, after a particularly grueling show, I decided to lend Gilda a hand with packing up the puppets. As I approached her tent, I heard an unfamiliar voice from within. Without hesitation, I dashed in to find my love had [vanished], along with all of our puppets.'

You say, 'Vanished?'

Galdamil says 'My head was swirling with mixed emotions. Did Gilda abandon me? Was she abducted? I spent countless nights going over the details of our last show together, hoping to uncover clues that would lead me to her whereabouts. Eventually I succumbed to my despair, and no longer had any desire to perform. I had just about given up [hope] until you brought me this puppet.'

You say, 'You gave up hope?'

Galdamil says 'I'm not too proud to admit that there were times I was convinced Gilda had left me, but you bringing me this puppet has caused me to [reconsider]. Maybe she really was abducted? Even if Gilda had fallen out of love with me, there's no way she would have discarded the puppet I created for her.'

You say, 'Reconsider?'

Galdamil pulls a handkerchief from his pocket and dries his eyes, 'Luck smiled on us both when you fished up this puppet. Maybe luck will be yours again. I know it's a lot to ask, but would you be willing to visit some of our favorite places to perform and look for any [clue] that might lead to Gilda's whereabouts? I couldn't bear revisiting those places, but I must know the fate of my sweet halfling!'

You say, 'I'll look for a clue'

Galdamil stuffs his handkerchief away, giving you his full attention. 'Gilda and I had some of our most memorable shows in Loping Plains. Performing with the constant threat of danger was exhilarating! Though East Freeport was quite a treat as well. Who knew the militia had such a passion for puppet shows? And of course, how could I forget about our performances in Sunrise Hills... so peaceful.' The halfling puppeteer smiles fondly at the memories.

This opens up the next three steps.



Recover a clue from the theater in Loping Plains 0/1 (Loping Plains)

Head to the Loping Plains and to the haunted theater, near the minotaur mines (north-central part of the zone, south of the druid ring). In front of the stage where Wirlem spawns is a wrecked cart. Two untargetable feigned death miniature puppet NPCs can be found here along with a ground spawn (looks like a scroll): "Playbill".

The Playbill reads:

"~The Halfling's Heavy Heart~

A love story told through puppetry!

Featuring the talents of Puppet Master Peppo
and his partner Gilda.

Shows nightly!

A P & G Production

Picking up the ground spawn updates this step.



Recover a clue from the theater in East Freeport 0/1 (East Freeport)

In East Freeport's Bard guild is an NPC named Bouncer Claude.

You say, 'Hail, Bouncer Claude'

Bouncer Claude dismisses your greeting with a roll of the eyes. 'If you're looking for a ticket to Gilda and Peppo's latest production, you're a day late and a dollar short, sweetie. That show's been sold out for weeks!'

Bouncer Claude won't be of much use to you, but you can find a ground spawn called "Note to Gilda" in the backstage area of the theater where Felisity Starbright is. It's on the top of the shelf/coat rack on the right (appears as a scroll). Pick this up for the update.

The note reads:

My Dearest Gilda,

Oh how I adore thee! You make my splintered limbs come to life!

I count the seconds until I can see you again.

Sending all my love, -P



Recover a clue from the theater in Sunrise Hills 0/1 (Sunrise Hills)

Head to the Sunrise Hills and speak with Edwin Tilmoss. He's found behind the vendor building at the zone-in.

You say, 'Hail, Edwin Tilmoss'

Edwin Tilmoss says 'Did you see Tayna and Brent's opening [act]?'

You say, 'What act?'

Edwin Tilmoss says 'Why, the puppet show of course! Peppo and Gilda put on quite the production. I've already purchased my ticket to their next show in Freeport. It sold out in minutes!'

Saying "act" updates this step.



Deliver the Playbill to Galdamil 0/1 (Evantil, the Vile Oak)

Deliver the Note to Galdamil 0/1 (Evantil, the Vile Oak)

Speak to Galdamil 0/1 (Evantil, the Vile Oak)

You say, 'Hail, Galdamil'

Galdamil's face reddens as he puts the clues together in his head, 'It can't be true! Gilda would never perform without me. Our shows were sacred! My sweet muse must be under the influence of a sinister puppet master.' The heartbroken gnome tears the playbill and note in two. 'I feel sick even thinking about someone else pulling her strings! I beg you, _____, [find] my dear Gilda and return her to me!'

You say, 'I will find her'

Galdamil is filled with renewed hope as his plan comes together, 'You will first need to obtain entry to the puppet show.' He nods with silent confirmation, 'The elf you spoke to in Sunrise Hills. He has a ticket! I'm sure he'll part with it for a [price]. Once you've gained entry you can rescue Gilda from her captor!'

You say, 'A price?'

Galdamil's jaw drops, clearly appalled, 'Can one put a price on the life of my lovely Gilda?! Just go! Save her! Whatever costs you endure, I'll see to it you are paid back in full. I need to wait here in case Gilda escapes. Surely she'll return to me, seeking the comfort of my embrace.' The puppeteer closes his eyes while wrapping his arms around himself with a content smile.

This updates the step.



Gain admission to the Freeport Puppet Show 0/1 (ALL)

Go back to Sunrise Hills and talk to Edwin Tilmoss, who will assign you the task "A Ticket to the Show". Complete the sub-task to update this step. (You also receive a "Puppet Show Ticket" in doing so.)



Confront Peppo and Gilda at the Puppet Show 0/1 (Theater)

Return to Bouncer Claude in the Bard's Guild in East Freeport. Speak with him and you will be assigned the group task "The Halfling's Heavy Heart". Complete the sub-task to update this step.



Return to Galdamil and tell him the truth of Gilda and Peppo 0/1 (Evantil, the Vile Oak)

You say, 'Hail, Galdamil'

Galdamil's face turns bright red as you recount the events that took place at the show. Standing in silent contemplation, his grip tighens around the neck of the halfling puppet he once held so dearly. In a sudden fit of rage, Galdamil tears the puppet limb from limb and tosses the parts at your feet. 'Gilda is dead to me, dead!' Consumed by quiet sobs, the gnome turns his hollow gaze toward the ground.

After having his heart broken by news of Gilda's betrayal, Galdamil broke the puppet he created in her image.


Reward:
562 platinum, 5 gold
Experience (19 AAs, with possible variation depending on your current AA count)

The task "Puppet Restoration" follows this one.
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Now has stats
# Feb 13 2013 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
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According to the patch note the Refurbished puppet now has stats!
Wow -- AA's
# Jan 09 2013 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
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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

http://www.bonzz.com/bonzz.htm

(please excuse my dyslexic typing skills)
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# Dec 21 2012 at 10:59 PM Rating: Good
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Halfling Soul is now a reward from the task Suspiciously Sweet Treats -- House of Thule expansion, Morrell's Castle zone, quest NPC Zairia inside the gingerbread house.

Edited, Dec 21st 2012 11:34pm by Tobynn
Finished Kinda Part 1
# Dec 21 2012 at 4:34 AM Rating: Decent
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On last task. Here's the ENTIRE walkthrough up until where I'm at. starting from where the unknown parts are.

For this task. After you complete the "Ticket to the Show" task you get:

Your task 'A Ticket to the Show' has been updated.
To thank you for helping him set up the perfect surprise date, Edwin has given you the last ticket to the Freeport Puppet Show.
You have been given: Puppet Show Ticket
Your task 'The Long Lost Puppet' has been updated.
Edwin Tilmoss speaks quickly, eager to know every detail of your recent trip to Ceila's house. 'You placed everything neatly on the table, right? You didn't forget the rose, did you?' Edwin bites his nails nervously. 'I hope she's impressed by my grand gesture.' The anxious elf pulls a ticket to the puppet show from his pocket and places it in your hands. 'I guess I won't be needing this. Thank you for your help, Rainbowdash. Now if you'll please excuse me, I need some time to prepare for my big date.'

Next step:

Confront Peppo and Gilda at the Puppet Show. 0/1 Theater

Run back to Bouncer Claude in the Bard's Guild in Freeport.

You say, 'Hail, Bouncer Claude'
Bouncer Claude checks your ticket with a smile, 'Is this your first time seeing the show? You're going to love it! Gilda and Peppo are quite the puppet masters. I'll escort you to the stage when you're [ready].
You have been assigned the task 'The Halfling's Heavy Heart'.

This assigns you the group task "The Halfling's Heavy Heart". When ready you can say "ready" to Bouncer Claude to enter the instance. Since this quest is not listed yet, I'll cover this instance on here as opposed to it's own page like I am with the other side tasks that are already listed:

------------------------- The Halfling's Heavy Heart ---------------------------

Group Mission

You spawn in The Theater instance (Same instance used for the Prophecy of Ro mission "Creepy Concerto" here: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=3367 However this instance has different spawns in it. Zone is the same however.)

You say, 'ready'
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered Theater: The Puppet Show.

In here you'll see Peppo (a large puppet) and Gilda (A female halfling using the Rivervale Halfling merchant model..old model halfling regardless if you have Luclin models on or not, as that model was never revamped with Luclin like the base Halfling was. NOTE: The final puppet familiar uses this merchant halfling model as well)

There are also numerous puppets on stage. all smaller, Brownie sized. Everything in the zone conned dark blue to 100. All but Gilda are Ready to Attack. They are not aggroable until the script starts, they go KoS one at a time, do not assist each other, and can be split, after hailing Gilda run away asap to avoid aggroing the entire stage at once

Mobs have ~1.5 mill hp, hit a max of 8k, The mob names are as follows:

a brave knight --- warrior
a traitorous soldier -- warrior
a courtly illusionist -- enchanter
a fair maiden ----- dunno class
a whimsical bard ----- dunno class

Courtly seems to cast... 85-90ish or maybe 90-95ish rank 2 chanter spells. None landed minus one 2.5k nuke.

Rest seem to be 100% melee.

In addition to the mobs there is multiple player race nameless untargetable mobs sitting in front of the stage. They do nothing, can't be aggroed or targeted, are soley for appearance and flavor.

Upon zoning in the first step in the Heavy Hearted is:

Rescue Gilda from her captor. 0/1 Theater

This is updated by hailing Gilda:

You say, 'Hail, Gilda'
Gilda lets out an incredulous gasp, 'You came here to save me? Did that creepy lovesick gnome put you up to this? As you can plainly see, I am not being held against my will. Now get off this stage and let us get on with our show!

Next step goes live:

Defeat the attacking puppets as the come to life! 0/14 Theater

Peppo reassures his partner, 'Relax, my dear. Their presence is not an interruption, in fact, it's part of the show!
Peppo shouts, 'And now, for the final act, the puppets fight back!'
Your task 'The Halfling's Heavy Heart' has been updated.
Your shared task is now locked. You may no longer add or remove players.

As you can see, at this point the task locks. The trash puppets go live one at a time, slowly at first, starting from the left of the stage going to the right. They continue to go active one at a time until the 14th kill is made. At which point any still unactive puppets remain unactive the remaineder of the task. Any puppets that are still alive and active after the 14th kill remain active.

After the 14th drops the next step goes live:

Kill Peppo! 0/1 Theater

Peppo goes active. Like the trash puppets, he will not auto aggro. Peppo seemed to have no special abilities, no special spells or scripts, hits between 1-2k, and has ~2.6 million hp.

Once he dies the next and last step goes Live:

Speak with Gilda. 0/1 Theater

Go and hail Gilda. and it finishes this mission:

Your task 'The Long Lost Puppet' has been updated.
Gilda falls to the ground in a fit of tears, 'My Peppo! My dear, sweet puppet!' The blubbering halfling directs her gaze at you, 'This is all your fault! Just go, get out of here! Tell Gildamil he is dead to me, DEAD! I never want to see him again.'

(NOTE: If you do NOT get your "Confront" step updated on the base task "The Long Lost Puppet" check to make sure NONE of the trash puppets still up, if any, are active (can be aggroed), if they are this step may not update. Kill them and hail her again and it should update. This happened to me. Should you remove task without that update you'll have to do the mission again. The ticket to the show is NOT used when requesting the mission however, and it's entirely possible once the ticket is obtained you can request it at any time via hailing bouncer with the ticket on you. Even after this task arc is done. I have not confirmed this yet however.)

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The next and final step on "The Long Lost Puppet" now goes active:

Return to Galdamil and tell him the truth of Gilda and Peppo. 0/1 Evantil, The Vile Oak

Retrun to him and hail him:

You say, 'Hail, Galdamil'
Your task 'The Long Lost Puppet' has been updated.
After having his heart broken by news of Gilda's betrayal, Galdamil broke the puppet he created in her image.
You receive 5 gold .
You receive 562 platinum .
You have gained 36 ability point(s)! You now have 44 ability point(s).
You gain experience!!
You gain experience!!
Galdamil's face turns bright red as you recount the events that took place at the show. Standing in silent contemplation, his grip tighens around the neck of the halfling puppet he once held so dearly. In a sudden fit of rage, Galdamil tears the puppet limb from limb and tosses the parts at your feet. 'Gilda is dead to me, dead!' Consumed by quiet sobs, the gnome turns his hollow gaze toward the ground.

You are NOT given the Refurbished Puppet from this task.. Instead, if you hail Galdamil again, you see, as opposed to his regular dialogue, this:

You say, 'Hail, Galdamil'
Galdamil pauses a moment to collect himself before speaking, 'I am sorry you had to witness my emotional outburst, Rainbowdash. I should thank you for finding out that Gilda is a no-good, two-timing, puppet-loving...' The heartbroken gnome stops himself. 'Enough of the name calling. You did as I asked, nothing more. You should be rewarded for your efforts, so I will be willing to help restore this worthless puppet if you can find some [spare parts].'
You say, 'Spare Parts'
You have been assigned the task 'Puppet Restoration'.
Galdamil taps a finger against his chin while thinking. 'I'll need the soul of someone crazed, a small and simple brain, and some puppet strings. Once I have all the items, I can begin to restore Gilda's puppet.

This assigns you the solo task "Puppet Restoration"

Steps:

Deliver a Halfling soul to Galdamil. 0/1 Evantil, The Vile Oak
Deliver a Halfling Brain to Galdamil. 0/1 Evantil, The Vile Oak
Deliver Puppet Strings to Galdamil. 0/1 Evantil, The Vile Oak
???

Reward(s):
Refurbished Puppet

The brain is a reward for the second partisan task in Chapterhouse (Operation: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=6101). It is an actual reward for the task itself. Not a drop. For this reason it is necessary to HAVE the task, and thus necessary to be able to obtain it. Meaning you must complete the first and second partisan tasks in Chapterhouse.

The strings are a 1 per-kill 100% drop from Lamont (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=42435). The puppet triggered by, and killed during, Galdamil's regular Evantil task "Wood You Help Me" (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=6146)

The Soul I am not certain on, however I seem to recall it dropping off the crazed halfling that spawns during the 3rd Xorbb group mission (The Return of King Xorbb: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=6110) However I am not 100% certain on this, I'll let you know when I have gotten a couple people together to run this mission again.

Hand these 3 items in, the 4th step is, presumably, to hail him again, and you have your puppet!

YAYAYAY

-Rainbow Dash

Edited, Dec 21st 2012 5:35am by MikuRBD

Edited, Dec 21st 2012 10:18am by MikuRBD
Finished Kinda Part 1
# Dec 21 2012 at 11:48 PM Rating: Good
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MikuRBD wrote:
Your task 'The Long Lost Puppet' has been updated.
After having his heart broken by news of Gilda's betrayal, Galdamil broke the puppet he created in her image.
You receive 5 gold .
You receive 562 platinum .
You have gained 36 ability point(s)! You now have 44 ability point(s).
You gain experience!!
You gain experience!!


Nice!! I only got 19 AAs from completing the task. Still happy about that :)
Finished Kinda Part 1
# Dec 28 2012 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
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does the theater instance have a chest/loot at the end? was gonna put a group together and what does it drop was the first question since they are not doing the quest line atm
Finished Kinda Part 1
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Tobynn wrote:
MikuRBD wrote:
Your task 'The Long Lost Puppet' has been updated.
After having his heart broken by news of Gilda's betrayal, Galdamil broke the puppet he created in her image.
You receive 5 gold .
You receive 562 platinum .
You have gained 36 ability point(s)! You now have 44 ability point(s).
You gain experience!!
You gain experience!!


Nice!! I only got 19 AAs from completing the task. Still happy about that :)


I'm on Test server as my signature indicates. I neglected to take that into account when I copied the log lol, Test has double xp permanently, thus your 19 AA reward seems accurate on a Live server.

It was certainly not due to the AA xp curve as I have well over 5k AAs and the curve ends at 4k haha.

chimchimnie wrote:
does the theater instance have a chest/loot at the end? was gonna put a group together and what does it drop was the first question since they are not doing the quest line atm


That I saw, no. I ran around the zone to be sure. It seems to be solely for the purpose of task progression. It's entirely possible I missed something though but the zone is an instance of the bard guild in Freeport (same one used for another instance during PoR) and isn't overly big, so unless it's triggered by some unmarked side objective or hidden away somewhere I missed I doubt it has item rewards. HOWEVER, as I stated above (but have yet to test) my guess is the task can be requested at will once the ticket is obtained, as it is not handed in/consumed on the hand in to request it the first time. As such my guess would be the Bouncer checks you for the ticket in your inventory rather than checking if the task arc is active in your quest journal. If that's the case, since there's several very very VERY easy level 98 mobs in the zone it could theoretically be used as an instanced xp grind spot. The xp was kinda ehhh though so even if there was no lockout I dunno about the viability of this.
refurbished Puppet
# Dec 20 2012 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
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just finished the tasks... The Refurbished Puppet does not give any stats bonus, look like a regular female halfling and no XP/AA XP. Another of Sony time sink unless this quests is unfinished or familiar will have some effect added to it.
the long lost puppet
# Dec 18 2012 at 9:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Recover a clue from the theater in Loping Plains 0/1 (Loping Plains)
Go to the theater where wirlem is ( loc +1388 +1698 +27 ) You will see a Ground spawn lying next to a broken wagon and a campfire

Playbill
Lore,no trade,quest

Class:none
Race:none

size: small
Weight: 0.1

It reads as follows:

-The Halfling's Heavy heart.-

A love story told through puppetry!

Featuring the talents of puppet master peppo and his partner Gilda
Shows Nightly!

AP&G Production

Task will update upon looting this.


Recover a clue from the theater in East Freeport 0/1 (East Freeport)
Go to the bards guild in East freeport ( loc -1229 -787 +6 ) or by CTR F bouncer claude puppet show sales.
On the first floor inside the theater are 3 shelves, there is a Ground spawn on the shelf at this location ( -1052 -915 11 ).

Note to gilda
Lore,No trade,Quest

Class:none
Race:none

Size: small
Weight: 0.1

it reads as follows:

My dearest Gilda,
Oh how i adore thee! you make my splintered limbs come to life!
I count the seconds until i can see you again.
Sending all my love, -P

You will get update upon Looting.

Recover a clue from the theater in Sunrise Hills 0/1 (Sunrise Hills)
Go to Edwin Tilmoss he can be found on CTR F or at location ( -2708 +2061 +5 )
hail him and say Act to Edwin Tilmoss...
Sorry missing Dialogue..

Deliver the playbill to Galadamil
Simply Give the Playbill to Galadamil in Evantil.

Deliver the Note to Galadamil
Give the Note to Gilda to Galadamil in Evantil.

Speak to Galadamil
Hail galadamil he mentions getting a ticket to the puppet show from Edwin Tilmoss

Gain admission to the freeport Puppet show.

Say Ticket to edwin Tilmoss in the sunset hills.

Edwin Tilmoss Sighs Again as he retrieves a slip of paper from his pocket. Holding the ticket firmly between two fingers, the elf shakes it angrily in your face, 'This is my key to winning Celia's affections! Why would i give it to you? unless you have a better idea of how i can impress her.

Say Dinner to Edwin tilmoss in the sunset hills.

You have been assigned the Task a ticket to the show.

A Ticket to the show
Pick a resplendent rose....0/1 All zones
Obtain one of Haela's Homemade pies.....0/1 All zones
Recover a kromrif locksmith tools.......0/1 all zones
Find a Ry'gorr doll.............0/1 all zones
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What i got so far GL

the long lost puppet
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Say "Dinner" to Edwin Tilmoss in the sunset hills.

You have been assigned the task "A Ticket to the Show."

-- A Ticket to the Show --
Pick a Resplendent Rose -- 0/1 : All Zones

Resplendent Rose is a ground spawn in Resplendent Temple. It can spawn under any of the "rose" bushes in the gardens area at the top of RT. It's a very small, single rose hidden inside the bushes. Green stem, red rose.

Obtain one of Haela's Homemade Pies -- 0/1 : All Zones
Haela is found in Misty Thicket.
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[Mon Dec 17 19:04:26 2012] You say, 'Hail, Haela Higglebun'
[Mon Dec 17 19:04:26 2012] Haela Higglebun looks up from the ground and steadies her tearful gaze, 'You'll have to excuse me, Syylke. I'm in no shape to entertain company.'
[Mon Dec 17 19:05:18 2012] You say, ' I need one of your pies.'
[Mon Dec 17 19:05:18 2012] Haela Higglebun's sadness is momentarily replaced with anger, 'You expect me to set aside my grief and bake you a pie? That's some nerve you have, Syylke. My kitchen will remain closed until my son is found. I knew joining Sukar's crew was going to be trouble...'

Sukar is Foreman Sukar found in The Breeding Grounds. In order to rescue Haela's son, you must complete the first Breeding Grounds Partisan task (A Chilling Rescue: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=6074). If you already have this complete, skip to the next step.
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[Mon Dec 17 19:45:42 2012] Foreman Sukar greets your arrival with somber gratitude. 'I cannot dwell on the dead, but instead must be grateful that you were able to save a life. I have sent the one you rescued back to Shard's Landing to rest and recuperate. Someone should notify his mother, Haela, of his rescue since he won't be back in the Thicket for some time. The tale of his icy entrapment is one you may be [interested] in hearing, however.

Once the first Breeding Grounds Partisan is complete, return to Haela in Misty Thicket.
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[Mon Dec 17 19:50:45 2012] You say, 'Hail, Haela Higglebun'
[Mon Dec 17 19:50:46 2012] Haela Higglebun drops her mixing bowl in shock, 'It's you!' she squeals, 'You saved my boy!' The overjoyed mother grabs ahold of you and begins to plant wet kisses all over your face. Between sobs of relief, Haela attempts to speak her thanks, 'I am forever in debt to you! If I had riches, they'd be yours, but there is nothing I have to give that could truly express my gratitude. How about a [pie]? I haven't baked one in ages, but they're famous all over Norrath!'
[Mon Dec 17 19:50:47 2012] You say, 'I would love a pie!'
[Mon Dec 17 19:50:47 2012] Haela Higglebun nods as she wipes the tears from her eyes, 'Let me see if I still have everything I need...' The halfling rummages around, poking her head in and out of cabinets before returning to an upright position, disappointment looming on her face. 'Hrm, it appears I'm missing a couple of essential [ingredients]. I'd be honored to bake for you if you brought me the things I need, but don't feel obligated. You've done enough for me already.'
[Mon Dec 17 19:50:53 2012] You say, 'What ingredients do you need?'
[Mon Dec 17 19:50:53 2012] You have been assigned the task 'Haela's Homemade Pie'.
[Mon Dec 17 19:50:54 2012] Haela Higglebun smiles warmly as she jots down a list of ingredients, 'It'll be the best pie you've ever tasted, I promise!'

--Task: Haela's Homemade Pie--
Deliver Fear Fruit Seeds to Haela Higglebun - 0/4 : Misty Thicket
Deliver a Dirty Onion to Haela Higglebun - 0/1 : Misty Thicket
Deliver some Fire Roasted Garlic to Haela Higglebun - 0/2 : Misty Thicket
???

All items for this task can be prelooted.
Fear Fruit Seeds are a drop from any mob in Evantil. You need 4 and are No Trade.
Dirty Onion and Fire Roasted Garlic are both foraged in The Breeding Grounds. They are tradeable. You need 1 Onion and 2 Garlic.
Upon turning the Fear Fruit Seeds in to Haela, you see the following:
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[Mon Dec 17 20:10:24 2012] Your task 'Haela's Homemade Pie' has been updated.
[Mon Dec 17 20:10:24 2012] Haela Higglebun takes the seeds from you and begins to pry them open one at a time, revealing a gooey purple liquid that she then drips into her mixing bowl.

Turning in the Dirty Onion:
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[Mon Dec 17 20:10:30 2012] Your task 'Haela's Homemade Pie' has been updated.
[Mon Dec 17 20:10:30 2012] Haela Higglebun takes the onion and quickly dices it up before tossing it into her mixing bowl.

Turning in the Fire Roasted Garlic:
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[Mon Dec 17 20:10:35 2012] Your task 'Haela's Homemade Pie' has been updated.
[Mon Dec 17 20:10:35 2012] Haela Higglebun takes the fiery spices from you and begins to press each clove firmly, letting the tiny bits of garlic drop into her mixing bowl.

Speak to Haela Higglebun in Misty Thicket -- 0/1 : Misty Thicket
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[Mon Dec 17 20:10:39 2012] You say, 'Hail, Haela Higglebun'
[Mon Dec 17 20:10:39 2012] Your task 'Haela's Homemade Pie' has been updated.
[Mon Dec 17 20:10:39 2012] Haela made you her famous homemade pie with the ingredients you collected.
[Mon Dec 17 20:10:39 2012] You have been given: Haela's Homemade Pie
[Mon Dec 17 20:10:39 2012] Your task 'A Ticket to the Show' has been updated.
[Mon Dec 17 20:10:39 2012] Haela Higglebun moves quickly, adding various quantities of unknown spices and liquids into the mixture of ingredients you gave her. Setting that aside, the halfling baker procures a large ball of dough from a nearby table with a smile. As she shapes it into a neat crust she mentions, 'I made this while you were out collecting ingredients.' She then pours the liquid mixture into the pie crust before handing you the finished product. 'My pies can be eaten without baking, but are best served after being warmed in an oven for 30 minutes.'


Recover a Kromrif Locksmith Tools - 0/1 : All Zones
Kromrif Locksmith Tools are a drop from Wevek Redforge in the first Kael mission (Traitors Among Us: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=6062). He can be killed after receiving the weapon to break the Ice Walls (Step: Use the weapon crafted by Wevek Redforge to weaken and destroy the barriers 0/3)

Find a Ry'gorr Doll -- 0/1 : All Zones
The Ry'gorr Doll is dropped by "a Ry'gorr messenger" in the new Crystal Caverns. To kill him, you need to be on the second Crystal Caverns partisan (Ry`Gorr Reconnaissance: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=6045)

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Return to Edwin with the requested items -- 0/1 : Sunrise Hills
Go back to Edwin and hail him. Make sure you are not grouped and not in a shared task. If you are in a group or in a task when you hail, you can drop the 'A Ticket to the Show' task and say "gift" to Edwin and he will give you the task again and it will automatically update with the items in your inventory.
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[Tue Dec 18 01:07:55 2012] You say, 'Hail, Edwin Tilmoss'
[Tue Dec 18 01:07:56 2012] Edwin Tilmoss nods with approval as he inspects your bags for the items he requested. 'It looks like you have everything needed to plan the perfect date. Celia's house is in the hills to the northeast. She keeps it locked up, of course, so you'll need to use the Locksmith Tools to gain entry. Once inside, place the rose, the doll, and the pie on her table. When you're done, I'll reward you with my ticket to the puppet show.
[Tue Dec 18 01:07:56 2012] Your task 'A Ticket to the Show' has been updated.
[Tue Dec 18 01:07:56 2012] You have been assigned the task 'Setting the Mood'.

--Task: Setting the Mood--
Use the Kromrif Locksmith Tools at Celia's door -- 0/1 : House Interior
Celia's house is located in the Northeast of Sunrise Hills. It's a lone house with a few rocks around it. To enter, stand at the door and right-click the Kromrif Locksmith Tools, but before you enter, you will want to acquire 1 each of: Bear Meat, Rat Meat, and Snake Meat. Melet Ironstove in Plane of Knowledge sells all 3 of these.

I did not capture the exact text of the steps past this point in this task.
Once inside, you will need to give each dog the meat they want. Rocco wants the Snake Meat, Totty wants Bear Meat, and Billie wants Rat Meat.
After you have put the dogs to sleep by giving them the meats, you can then stand by the table in the middle of the main room of the house and right-click the Resplendent Rose, Ry'gorr Doll, and Haela's Homemade Pie. This will update the the task. Click the door to leave the house.

Return to Edwin and he will give you the ticket to the show. Then head to East Freeport and hand the ticket to the Bouncer in the Theatre. Again, do not be in a Shared Task. I believe this task is groupable. Inside, you will be asked to confront Gilda and Peppo. Then you will be confronted with waves of puppets. Each hits for about 8k. The task step says 0/14, but I do not know if that is the number of puppets or the number of waves, as I was not able to complete this step (due to being solo at the time). You do not lose the show ticket when handing it to Bouncer, so can request the instance/task again.

That's all I have currently!
the long lost puppet
# Dec 19 2012 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
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mannhec wrote:

Pick a Resplendent Rose -- 0/1 : All Zones[/b]
Resplendent Rose is a ground spawn in Resplendent Temple. It can spawn under any of the "rose" bushes in the gardens area at the top of RT. It's a very small, single rose hidden inside the bushes. Green stem, red rose.


I have checked underneath every. single. rose bush at the top of RT. While shrunk to the smallest sized and ducked (bushes can't be hid with radiant flora off) and did so at least 15 times over. Not seeing a single ground spawn rose.

Can you describe exactly where you found yours? Like exact side of the gardens, whether it was a bush with red flowers, green flowerless bush, bushes surrounded the giant Stone Hive-esque flowers etc. Was it INSIDE the bush...like dead center, or far enough out to be visible just standing beside it. Was this on Beta? Live? etc

Cause I have all 3 other parts, easily obtained, but this freaking flower is driving me up a wall.

-Rainbow Dash
the long lost puppet
# Dec 28 2012 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
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took me forever..good 6+ hours heh, but it is just next to a red flowered bush, can spawn in many locations..but seems like its always between bushs, so it is very much out of site (from what i have read, been told, and experienced first hand). only 1 up at a time and will respawn in a random location..pita, was worse than the twigs for the paladin epic.
the long lost puppet
# Dec 19 2012 at 4:49 PM Rating: Good
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MikuRBD wrote:
I have checked underneath every. single. rose bush at the top of RT. While shrunk to the smallest sized and ducked (bushes can't be hid with radiant flora off) and did so at least 15 times over. Not seeing a single ground spawn rose.

Can you describe exactly where you found yours? Like exact side of the gardens, whether it was a bush with red flowers, green flowerless bush, bushes surrounded the giant Stone Hive-esque flowers etc. Was it INSIDE the bush...like dead center, or far enough out to be visible just standing beside it. Was this on Beta? Live? etc

Cause I have all 3 other parts, easily obtained, but this freaking flower is driving me up a wall.

I had some trouble finding the rose too, but I did eventually. I put a screenshot on the Resplendent Rose item page, well actually two screenshots, a close one and a medium one showing the rose among bushes. In my case it was among bushes but not really under a bush, and I was not shrunk.
the long lost puppet
# Dec 18 2012 at 12:38 PM Rating: Good
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a ticket to the show
Pick a resplendent rose.....0/1 all zones

Obtain one of haela's homemade pies
Have to complete the Breeding grounds First partisan task a chilling rescue Before Haela will talk to you
Haela is located Top North east corner of the misty thicket in a hut.
Talk to haela say Pie

You have been assigned the task haela's homemade pie

Deliver fear fruit seeds to haela higglebun.....0/4 misty thicket
Deliver a dirty onion to haela higglebun......0/1 misty thicket
deliver some Fire roasted garlic to haela higglebun....0/2 Misty thicket
the long lost puppet
# Dec 18 2012 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Yep I'm at the same spot

>Hand in the Playbill
Your task 'The Long Lost Puppet' has been updated.
Galdamil's eyes water as he looks over the Playbill.
>Hand in the Note
Your task 'The Long Lost Puppet' has been updated.
Galdamil scans the note briefly, shaking his head in disbelief.
>New objective
Speak to Galdamil. 0/1 Evantil, The Vile Oak
>Speak to Galdamil
You say, 'Hail, Galdamil'
Galdamil's face reddens as he puts the clues together in his head, 'It can't be true! Gilda would never perform without me. Our shows were sacred! My sweet muse must be under the influence of a sinister puppet master.' The heartbroken gnome tears the playbill and note in two. 'I feel sick even thinking about someone else pulling her strings! I beg you, Lizzyy, [find] my dear Gilda and return her to me!'
You say, 'find'
Galdamil is filled with renewed hope as his plan comes together, 'You will first need to obtain entry to the puppet show.' He nods with silent confirmation, 'The elf you spoke to in Sunrise Hills. He has a ticket! I'm sure he'll part with it for a [price]. Once you've gained entry you can rescue Gilda from her captor!'
You say, 'price'
Your task 'The Long Lost Puppet' has been updated.
Galdamil's jaw drops, clearly appalled, 'Can one put a price on the life of my lovely Gilda?! Just go! Save her! Whatever costs you endure, I'll see to it you are paid back in full. I need to wait here in case Gilda escapes. Surely she'll return to me, seeking the comfort of my embrace.' The puppeteer closes his eyes while wrapping his arms around himself with a content smile.
>New objective
Gain admission to the Freeport Puppet Show. 0/1 ALL
>Try talking to Edwin
You say, 'Hail, Edwin Tilmoss'
Edwin Tilmoss ignores you for a moment as he gazes longingly at the clouds above. With a short sigh, his daydream is broken as his eyes meet yours with mild disappointment, 'Oh, it's you again. I hate to be rude, but I can't really talk right now.' The young elf returns his gaze to the clouds above as a smile spreads across his face.
You say, 'ticket'
Edwin Tilmoss sighs again as he retrieves a slip of paper from his pocket. Holding the ticket firmly between two fingers, the elf shakes it angrily in your face, 'This is my key to winning Celia's affections! Why would I give it to you? Unless you have a better idea of how I can impress her?'
You say, 'gift'
You have been assigned the task 'A Ticket to the Show'.
Edwin Tilmoss's eyes light up at your suggestion. 'What a great idea! I know of the [perfect] present for Celia! Maybe I'll give her the gift over a nice dinner.' The lovesick elf flashes a giddy smile. 'I'll [need] a few other things to make the night special.'
You say, 'need'
Edwin Tilmoss begins to plan with haste, 'I can give her the gift during a romantic dinner, complete with one of Haela's famous [pies]. In order to set the mood, I'll need a Resplendent Rose, picked from the temple's gardens. It will make a wonderful centerpiece!'
You say, 'pies'
Edwin Tilmoss salivates at the thought of dessert. 'Haela bakes the most delicious pies! Well, she did, I should say. Good luck getting her to bake one now! She's too overcome with grief to do anything other than cry over her [missing son].
You say, 'missing son'
Edwin Tilmoss nods solemnly, 'Haela's son has been obsessed with dragons since he was a small boy, so it made sense when he wanted to volunteer with Foreman Sukar's excavation crew. Haela knew it was dangerous for him to go, but I don't think she was prepared to hear the news that he had disappeared.'
>Assigned the task 'A Ticket to the Show' after saying 'gift'
>objectives
Pick a Resplendent Rose. 0/1 ALL
Obtain one of Haela's Homemade Pies. 0/1 ALL
Recover Kromrif Locksmith Tools. 0/1 ALL
Find a Ry'Gorr Doll. 0/1 ALL
???
???
???
???

Attempting to find this rose now....

The homemade pies (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=108851) will be obtained from Haela Higglebun. A level 99 halfling in Misty Thicket (new npc) in one of the hobbit houses near the ruined tower directly in front of Rivervale's zone in. However, she is grieving over the loss of her son:

You say, 'Hail, Haela Higglebun'
Haela Higglebun looks up from the ground and steadies her tearful gaze, 'You'll have to excuse me, Rainbowdash. I'm in no shape to entertain company.'
You say, 'pies'
Haela Higglebun's sadness is momentarily replaced with anger, 'You expect me to set aside my grief and bake you a pie? That's some nerve you have, Rainbowdash. My kitchen will remain closed until my son is found. I knew joining Sukar's crew was going to be trouble...'

Foreman Sukar mentioned is a quest npc in Breeding Grounds, his first task is to locate a missing expedition crew, which results in finding them all dead under ice in one of the wings with one survivor trapped. I have a feeling that survivor is her son, or knows what happened to him, and to update this step one must complete Sukar's first task, or have assigned and go to the spot with the frozen crew, then relay to Haela her son's demise/safety.

The Locksmith tools (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=109181), according to Magelo, are dropped 100%, or otherwise obtained by, Wevek Redforge (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=42091) in new Kael. This may involve the completion, or assignment, of this task (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=6059). Or perhaps just speaking to him, or killing him.

The Doll (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=107692), also according to Magelo, drops 100% from "a Ry'Gor messenger" (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=41611) in new Crystal Caverns. I believe you are required to have this task (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=6045) to be able to attack and kill them.

The Rose (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=109133) apparently comes from the gardens at the top of Resplendent Temple, according to the hints. But I see no ground spawns yet, clicking and running through rose bushes does nothing, and killing mobs up there fails to yield dropped roses. Still figuring these out.

Note these are for a sperate quest assigned by Edwin, The completion of this task should update the "Gain Admission" step of THIS task.

Further note, in case it ends up being more relevant later on, or just for lore and interest, the person Edwin is crushing on is the supercute wood elf in Grelleth's who gives one of that zone's mercenary tasks, Celia Brightglade (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=41348).

Also, Edwin Tilmoss is level 99 not 100. My mistake, I was conning him on my level 99 beastlord lol.

-Rainbow Dash

Edited, Dec 18th 2012 1:42pm by MikuRBD
Update
# Dec 18 2012 at 12:51 AM Rating: Good
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I'll update with what I have so far.

For the Loping Plains update, go to the haunted theater, near the minotaur mines. In front of the stage where Wirlem spawns (he's a raid mob, careful not to aggro him, you should be plenty far away from him though) is a wrecked cart with two untargetable minature versions of the puppet npcs from Morelle's Castle FD'd (to make them look like objects) on the ground in front of the cart, also in front of the cart is a ground spawn (looks like a scroll), this item is "Playbill": http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=109118

It reads:

"~The Halfling's Heavy Heart~

A love story told through puppetry!

Featuring the talents of Puppet Master Peppo
and his partner Gilda.

Shows nightly!

A P & G Production"

Picking this item up gives you the Loping investigation update, you do not NEED to read it.

For the Sunrise update, there is a new npc sitting on the benches surrounding the bard's stage at the back of the Merchant's building in Sunrise. He is a wood elf named Edwin Tilmoss and he cons white at level 100 (thus making him level 100). There is also two more of the FD untargetable puppets on the left side of the stage by the boxes. Hailing Edwin updates the task by completing the investigate Sunrise objective. His dialogue is as follows:

You say, 'Hail, Edwin Tilmoss'
Edwin Tilmoss says 'Did you see Tayna and Brent's opening [act]?'
You say, 'act'
Your task 'The Long Lost Puppet' has been updated.
Edwin Tilmoss says 'Why, the puppet show of course! Peppo and Gilda put on quite the production. I've already purchased my ticket to their next show in Freeport. It sold out in minutes!'

Now as for the investigate the Freeport theater objective...I have yet to be able to get it to complete and update the task but I'll share what I know.

The East Freeport's bard guild is the location (If you are KoS to the League of Antonican Bards or the Freeport Militia you'll be getting attacked in here. As the place is crawling with bards and a militia patrol paths in a circle through here.)

There is a new npc in one of the 'stands' named:

Bouncer Claude
(Puppet Show Sales)

Hailing him results in this dialogue:

You say, 'Hail, Bouncer Claude'
Bouncer Claude dismisses your greeting with a roll of the eyes. 'If you're looking for a ticket to Gilda and Peppo's latest production, you're a day late and a dollar short, sweetie. That show's been sold out for weeks!'

There is no further dialogue, no FD puppets, no groundspawns, and the task does not update. He is not a merchant, he cannot be attacked. He cons dark blue at 100 and yellow at 98 (thus making him 99)

I'm guessing this is a bug, As I can see no way to progress the quest from here. At this stage, at least, Galdamil will not accept the Playbill, and cannot be spoken to about anything other than his regular Evantil task. Nothing else suspicious is coming up on track. I have a feeling this item has something to do with this (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=109137) however I have no idea how to get a hold of it, or whether it's for this update or a later part of the task, or perhaps a later task in the arc (as it does, in fact, appear this task is the beginning of a task arc). I attempted killing random guards (since I'm KoS to Freeport Militia anyway...go Qeynos!) seeing if it's a random zone drop, to no avail. He also accepts no amount of plat for the ticket.

I'm PMing someone on the forums, who I believe has done this task, for assistance but atm it seems I'm stuck =X.

-Rainbow Dash

Edited, Dec 18th 2012 1:53am by MikuRBD
Update
# Dec 18 2012 at 1:29 AM Rating: Good
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MikuRBD wrote:
Now as for the investigate the Freeport theater objective...I have yet to be able to get it to complete and update the task but I'll share what I know.
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There is no further dialogue, no FD puppets, no groundspawns, and the task does not update. He is not a merchant, he cannot be attacked. He cons dark blue at 100 and yellow at 98 (thus making him 99)

I'm guessing this is a bug, As I can see no way to progress the quest from here.

Actually there IS a groundspawn called "Note to Gilda" that updates the task. Well, technically it's not on the ground ;)


Edited, Dec 18th 2012 8:30am by Drewinette
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# Dec 18 2012 at 1:36 AM Rating: Decent
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OMG OMG where? I looked alllllllll over the bard's guild. lol

I probably missed something obvious.

EDIT: OMFG it was on a shelf.. at my Dark Elf height I was just barely too small to see it at ground level and I didn't think to look up there.

Thank you haha.

Kk to continue the update, there is, as stated, and item called "Note to Gilda" (This item: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=109135) Found in the 'backstage' of the theater where Felisity Starbright is, on the top of the shelf/coat rack on the right. It, like the groundspawn in Loping, looks like a scroll. Both this and the Loping groundspawns have about a one and a half minute respawn timer.

Next update after all three investigate objectives are complete is:

Deliver the Playbill to Galdamil. 0/1 Evantil, The Vile Oak
Deliver the Note to Galdamil. 0/1 Evantil, The Vile Oak.

Continuing the quest now. Barring any more hangups because of my supercute elf height, next update should be the last one =D

-Rainbow Dash

Edited, Dec 18th 2012 2:45am by MikuRBD
Quest Info - Beginning
# Dec 17 2012 at 4:41 AM Rating: Good
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Did some work on this. Not anywhere near done yet, but gonna be heading to bed. Figured I'd submit what I already know.

This quest technically begins when you fish the first Soggy Halfling Puppet out of the water in Crystal Caverns: Fragment of Fear (RoF's revamped Crystal Caverns). I got mine at the broken bridge by the coldain that gives the shared "Big One" task and the ice terror tentacles, but presumably anywhere in the water will do. I was exactly 100 fishing and got it on my 3rd fishing attempt. It may not have a required skill level to obtain.

When you get it, it will be this item: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=109232

Get close to group members and click it. Once clicked it disappears, a new one (This one: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=109104) appears on your cursor and the cursor of everyone within range in your group, and you are all assigned this task. (Even though you are all assigned the task and given the puppet when the first person clicks theirs, this task itself is NOT shared. It is solo)

First step, "Return the Puppet to it's original owner. 0/1 (ALL)"

Note the item, when identified, says "A puppet maker might know more about this item." and the inscription in the item info reads "Engraved in the wood is the message, 'To Gilda, with love. -G'".

In Evantil is a gnome named Galdamil. He normally gives this task: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=6146

Note in his task: "A gnome named Galdamil has traveled to Evantil to obtain some wood to make a puppet. He requires your assistance to help gather the materials needed to construct the puppet."

>"To make a puppet"
>"A puppeteer"
>"Galadamil"
>"-G"

Piece the Clues together. He is your guy. hand the puppet in. (Note: Where he is may seem a safe spot at first. It's not. In fact as I typed this RBD got her **** kicked by a wandering flower. BE AWARE)

This results in the task updating, first step completing, and the next step going live:

Speak to Galdamil to find out more about the puppet. 0/1 Evantil, The Vile Oak

Starting from the hand-in, this is the resulting dialogue:

Your task 'The Long Lost Puppet' has been updated.
Galdamil takes the soggy puppet from your hands and kisses it with tears in his eyes, 'Oh where did you find her? My sweet [Gilda]! I thought I had lost you forever. I will not rest until you are restored to your original beauty!'
You say, 'Gilda'
Galdamil clutches the puppet close to his chest as he recounts a painful history, 'I met Gilda many years ago while [performing] outside of Rivervale. In a crowded camp of halfling spectators, I was immediately drawn to her captivating smile. Gilda's eyes lit up every time I danced my puppets across the stage. I lived to see the joy on her face! Not wanting to forget Gilda's enchanting beauty, I began making a new puppet in her image. I spent many nights whittling away, thinking only of that sweet halfling's smile.
You say, 'performing'
Galdamil says 'During my final show, I worked up the courage to speak with Gilda. As the puppets finished their final act, I scanned the audience for her familiar smile, without luck. I began to pack my belongings with a heavy heart, when suddenly she appeared. Gilda asked in a voice filled with wonder if she could see my puppets. With a slight blush, I obliged. Her face lit up as she handled each puppet with care. I stood in blissful silence, cherishing these few moments alone with her when suddenly Gilda's smile stiffened. Broken from my momentary trance, I looked down and saw her clutching the [puppet] I made in her image.'
You say, 'puppet'
Galdamil says 'I stood there, stunned. In those few seconds of silence, I tried to think of a sane explanation. Before I could speak, Gilda clutched the puppet close to her chest and beamed a smile in my direction. She loved the puppet; she loved me! I couldn't contain my joy! Gilda's heartwarming grin was enough to push me over the edge of sanity, and I immediately asked her to join my troupe. Much to my surprise, she agreed, and we began our tour of Norrath together, putting on the best puppet [shows] anyone had ever seen!'
You say, 'shows'
Galdamil says 'We toured many far off lands, staging shows in places like the Loping Planes and Sunrise Hills. After every performance, Gilda would carefully pack the puppets away, giving each of them a tender kiss. Her love for me extended to my creations. I truly felt [complete] with her in my life...'
You say, 'complete'
Galdamil's grip on the puppet tightens as he fights back tears, 'One night, after a particularly grueling show, I decided to lend Gilda a hand with packing up the puppets. As I approached her tent, I heard an unfamiliar voice from within. Without hesitation, I dashed in to find my love had [vanished], along with all of our puppets.
You say, 'vanished'
Galdamil says 'My head was swirling with mixed emotions. Did Gilda abandon me? Was she abducted? I spent countless nights going over the details of our last show together, hoping to uncover clues that would lead me to her whereabouts. Eventually I succumbed to my despair, and no longer had any desire to perform. I had just about given up [hope] until you brought me this puppet.'
You say, 'hope'
Galdamil says 'I'm not too proud to admit that there were times I was convinced Gilda had left me, but you bringing me this puppet has caused me to [reconsider]. Maybe she really was abducted? Even if Gilda had fallen out of love with me, there's no way she would have discarded the puppet I created for her.'
You say, 'reconsider'
Galdamil pulls a handkerchief from his pocket and dries his eyes, 'Luck smiled on us both when you fished up this puppet. Maybe luck will be yours again. I know it's a lot to ask, but would you be willing to visit some of our favorite places to perform and look for any [clue] that might lead to Gilda's whereabouts? I couldn't bear revisiting those places, but I must know the fate of my sweet halfling!'
You say, 'clue'
Your task 'The Long Lost Puppet' has been updated.
Galdamil stuffs his handkerchief away, giving you his full attention. 'Gilda and I had some of our most memorable shows in Loping Plains. Performing with the constant threat of danger was exhilarating! Though East Freeport was quite a treat as well. Who knew the militia had such a passion for puppet shows? And of course, how could I forget about our performances in Sunrise Hills... so peaceful.' The halfling puppeteer smiles fondly at the memories.

At this point the speak to step completes and the next 3 steps go live. They are as follows and in order (though all 3 go live as soon as you say "clue" and can, thus, be done in any order).

Recover a clue from the theater in Loping Plains. 0/1 Loping Plains
Recover a clue from the theater in East Freeport. 0/1 East Freeport
Recover a clue from the theater in Sunrise Hills. 0/1 Sunrise Hills

This is where I'm stopping for the night. Will finish this tomorrow, maybe before work.

Before I do though, two things from reading on the boards, hints dropped by those players, from being on beta, and from people that have apparently completed this task already.

1. This isn't seasonal. It's one of RoF's hidden "go back to old zones extended nostalgia" tasks. The way some people worded this implies there's more than just this task, though not necessarily part of any story arc combined. Just hidden easter egg type tasks, not part of any progression or any achievements (this task is not listed on any RoF achievements)
2. The reward is at LEAST this item: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=109187
It probably has an xp/AA point reward like other tasks as well. Unsure though as I've yet to beat it.

Happy hunting!

-Rainbow Dash

Edited, Dec 17th 2012 5:53am by MikuRBD
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