An Epic Request (Bard)  

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Level:100
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Loot
Success Lockout Timer: 02:00:00
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Era:Rain of Fear
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Sun Mar 17 06:38:55 2013
Modified: Thu Sep 13 23:29:10 2018
This task begins with Lady Carolline of Thex in Northern Felwithe. She is located at 0, -170 (on the balcony overlooking the entrance: you can use the Find Feature, CTRL+F, to get to her).



Initiating the Task

You say, 'Hail, Lady Carolline of Thex'

Lady Carolline of Thex smiles, trying to hide an obvious air of sadness, 'Greetings adventurer, such a lovely day isn't it?' The pained look on her face clearly gives away that something is [wrong].

You say, 'What's wrong?'

Lady Carolline of Thex says 'Wrong? Oh, nothing really. My beloved is off again on some [excursion] and has yet to return. I'm quite sure he will be fine though. How I miss our adventures together, the time we would spend exploring the hidden beauty of Norrath. We were especially fond of [Antonica].'

You say, 'Why were you fond of Antonica?'

Lady Carolline of Thex says 'A lovely land, despite the efforts of humans to ruin it...' The Koada`Dal's smile becomes more sincere. 'Lake Rathetear, oh the [stories] I could share of moonlit nights sitting on the docks. The noble aviaks keeping ardent guard over the sacred flame, the sunken towers and legend of the Megalodon...' She sighs and looks up to the sky.'

You say, 'What stories could you share?'

Lady Carolline of Thex blinks and looks back to you, her demeanor changing. 'Tell you what stranger, you come up with an [interesting tale] to distract me from my boredom, and I'll see if I can find something to [reward] you for your effort.'

You say, 'What reward would that be?'

Lady Carolline of Thex says 'Hmm, already pondering your riches before the effort of imagination? I suppose not many adventurers care to put any effort into their journeys these days.' The young high elf sighs. 'Anyway, what you will be rewarded with is something befitting a _____ such as yourself.'

You say, 'I have an interesting tale to tell'

Lady Carolline of Thex says, 'Something grand, truly epic and interesting! Just let me know when you've thought of a suitable story.'

You have been assigned the task 'An Epic Request'.

Be sure to carry your epic artifact with you!



Explore Locations

NOTE: There are 16 "explore" locations. Each location represents one class and, for that one class, will trigger an event. The other 15 classes only need to explore the location.

Explore the Stage of Baladric's Symphony 0/1 (Dreadlands)

Task Window Says: Baldric Slezaf's tale is the pursuance of impossible beauty -- a symphony to rival the works of Ayonae Ro.

/loc 780, 9690, 1070 (valley with the portals -- in a pyramid near Baldric Slezaf). For non-Bards, this is a simple location update. For Bards, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Valley of McArik's Reflection 0/1 (Lake of Ill Omen)

Task Window Says: Keras McArik stands stoic in a valley east of what was once Veksar.

/loc -225, -3535, 235 (near Keras McArik, due east of the center of the lake, near the zone boundary). For non-Berserkers, this is a simple location update. For Berserkers, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Depths Behind the Scaled Mystics 0/1 (East Cabilis)

Task Window Says: Beneath the Scaled Mystics' Temple lies a rather complex series of tunnels.

/loc 940, -450, -22 (in the halls under the Shadow Knight, Beastlord, and Shaman guild). For non-Enchanters, this is a simple location update. For Enchanters, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Outer Remnants of Torsis' Dark Mantle 0/1 (Emerald Jungle)

Task Window Says: Standing just outside the ruins of Torsis you can feel the intense spiritual void that caused the city's downfall.

/loc 295, -2000, -322 (at the entrance to City of Mist). For non-Shamans, this is a simple location update. For Shamans, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Oasis in a Deserted Sea 0/1 (Timorous Deep)

Task Window Says: In a sea of desolate islands stands one secluded, sacred paradise.

/loc -11550, -1710, 13 (in the walled isle where the Cleric 2.0 final battle is held and the triggered Faydedar is located). For non-Clerics, this is a simple location update. For Clerics, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Bloody, Forgotten Trail of Hate's First Knight 0/1 (North Ro)

Task Window Says: When Lhranc returned to Freeport to exact vengeance upon his brother, Glohnor, he took a particular trail into the city.

/loc 9625, 520, 25 (entrance to the Freeport Sewers in the very far northwest corner of the zone). For non-Shadow Knights, this is a simple location update. For Shadow Knights, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Orbital Children of Ro 0/1 (West Freeport)

Task Window Says: There are not many locations on Norrath where you can see Drinal, Luclin, Anbeal, Trorsmang, Cordon, and Ro all at once.

/loc -185, -940, 20 (a study hall in arcane tower, near entrance to Arcstone). For non-Wizards, this is a simple location update. For Wizards, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Plains of the Legendary Pegasus 0/1 (South Karana)

Task Window Says: Many people are amazed at the constructive feats of the Aviaks. How such noble but simple creatures were able to create such a majestic tower is still a mystery.

/loc -6745, 1065, 6 (Aviak's treehouse, just north of zone-in from Lake Rathetear). For non-Magicians, this is a simple location update. For Magicians, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Cusp of the Unkempt Border 0/1 (Jaggedpine Forest)

Task Window Says: The Hatchling River is perhaps the most recognizable boundary between the relative safety of the Jaggedpine and the forbidden jungle.

/loc 1000, -2120, -6 (near the broken zone line, east zone wall). For non-Druids, this is a simple location update. For Druids, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Crossroads of Taelosia and Antonica 0/1 (Nedaria's Landing)

Task Window Says: A small family of bears has taken residence in the caves where Nideno Eliagy hides.

/loc 1400, -450 (mouth of the bear caves in the northeast). For non-Rangers, this is a simple location update. For Rangers, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Forgotten Road of the Legendary Lich 0/1 (Everfrost Peaks)

Task Window Says: Many have searched to expose secrets of Miragul's Highway only to discover more questions than answers...

/loc 4730, -4150, -94 (underwater tunnels in the north-central part of the zone -- center room at the hidden portal, north wall). For non-Necromancers, this is a simple location update. For Necromancers, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore Fizzlethrope's Gallery 0/1 (Plane of Mischief)

Task Window Says: 'Seek the walls adorned with Fizzlethorpe's visage within a single chest sits atop a pedestal.'

/loc 20, -390, 125 (first room in the castle). For non-Rogues, this is a simple location update. For Rogues, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Sanctum of the Tortured God 0/1 (Acrylia Caverns)

Task Window Says: Legend has it that Khati Sha, first Vah Shir Beastlord, became the subject of a failed Ssraeshzaen experiment to bestow godhood among a mortal being.

This updates at the zone-in. For non-Beastlords, this is a simple location update. For Beastlords, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Site of the Ancient Games 0/1 (Butcherblock Mountains)

Task Window Says: Not far from Greater Faydark, tucked away in the hills, is an ancient stone board. Its origins remain a mystery...

/loc 700, -2350, 11 (at the chessboard north of the Greater Faydark zone). For non-Warriors, this is a simple location update. For Warriors, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Master's Worldly Keep 0/1 (Castle Mistmoore)

Task Window Says: Faydwer is not home to many beings called 'The Master'. So it should be no surprise that a trip to the castle of Mayong Mistmoore is in order.

This updates at the zone-in. For non-Paladins, this is a simple location update. For Paladins, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Explore the Ascended Home of Wun and Po 0/1 (Plane of Sky)

Task Window Says: Having ascended past their worldly existence, Wu and Po serve in the training grounds under the watchful eye of the Wyrm Queen.

This updates at the zone-in. For non-Monks, this is a simple location update. For Monks, this initiates an event (for class event details, see the next section in this writeup).

Recount your tale to Lady Carolline 0/1 (Northern Felwithe)

Hail her for the final update.



The Event

(Event details needed: Names of mobs and any items involved; emotes; mechanics; instanced zones, if any.)

  • Explore the Stage of Baladric's Symphony 0/1 (Dreadlands)

    Baldric Slezaf says, 'A most gracious welcome to you _________! How quickly the days have passed since our last exchange. You're just in time. Today is the day we bring the Maestro's symphony to life! Come quickly, the band is due to arrive...'

    A familiar hum emanates from the surrounding spires. It sounds as if the band has chosen an arcane mode of travel...

    Baldric Slezaf says, 'I thank you all for being here today. We are blessed with the presence of Norrath's greatest virtuosos, I'm quite sure you all know _________. Most importantly, may the gods themselves be in awe of what will occur this day. This one's for you Ayonae...'

    Baldric Slezaf nods and looks out over his orchestra as the musicians begin focusing intently on the grand task at hand. Baldric looks at you intently, a silent but understood agreement that your performance will be vital in the success of this gathering!

    (The instruments he will ask you to equip are random so the below will most likely not be accurate.)

    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Strings!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Woodwind!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Percussion!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Strings!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Woodwind!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Brass!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Woodwind!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Brass!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Percussion!
    Baldric nods approvingly.

    Baldric Slezaf says, 'Absolutely incredible, such beauty has no rival in the whole of history. I thank you personally for your help and insist you stay and listen to the second movement.'

    Baldric Slezaf pauses and looks over the members of the orchestra before beginning the next movement. You feel compelled to stay and listen.

    The slow solemn beauty of the orchestra's piece is broken by a deafening screech! The once serene sound quickly cuts into a focused dissonance! A wrathful creature swoops down from the sky.

    Blackwings shouts, 'Disgusting creatures! The Ring of Scale has tolerated your existence for far too long!'
    The performers remain stoic, entranced in the symphony. You are on your own to deal with this interference.

    Targeted (NPC): Blackwings
    Right click on the NPC to consider it.
    Blackwings scowls at you, ready to attack -- looks like it would wipe the floor with you! (Lvl: 75)
    This creature looks relatively weak.
    The mighty beast laughs at you, 'Foolish bard, the only weapon that can pierce my scales entails an enchantment more annoying than YOUR incessant singing!'
    Blackwings Screeches violently as your epic blade pierces its scales!
    You have slain Blackwings!

    Baldric Slezaf gasps as his focus returns to reality. Baldric looks at _________ in awe.
    Baldric Slezaf says, 'Not only do I owe you my masterpiece, but also my life friend. Let no mortal or god be unaware of how a masterful virtuoso stands before us today. I can only hope anything in my life can rival the magnitude of what transpired here on this day.'
    Your task 'An Epic Request' has been updated.
    Your flawless performance should make for a more interesting telling of this tale.




    Rewards

    Rewards are 1 AA, plus:

    Option #1: Epic 1.0 Ornament
    Option #2: Epic 1.5 Ornament
    Option #3: Epic 2.0 Ornament

    This task is repeatable with a 20-hour lockout.
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    # Sep 06 2018 at 8:06 PM Rating: Excellent
    13 posts
    ***Note: As others have posted the event is easy and straight forward. The instruments order is random; watch the emotes from Baldric and then equip the correct instrument in either primary or secondary slot. Be sure to have your epic to use during the fight. I did this at level 73, Max hit was 425. Combat text omitted.***

    Baldric Slezaf says, 'A most gracious welcome to you _________! How quickly the days have passed since our last exchange. You're just in time. Today is the day we bring the Maestro's symphony to life! Come quickly, the band is due to arrive...'

    A familiar hum emanates from the surrounding spires. It sounds as if the band has chosen an arcane mode of travel...

    Baldric Slezaf says, 'I thank you all for being here today. We are blessed with the presence of Norrath's greatest virtuosos, I'm quite sure you all know _________. Most importantly, may the gods themselves be in awe of what will occur this day. This one's for you Ayonae...'

    Baldric Slezaf nods and looks out over his orchestra as the musicians begin focusing intently on the grand task at hand. Baldric looks at you intently, a silent but understood agreement that your performance will be vital in the success of this gathering!

    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Strings!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Woodwind!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Percussion!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Strings!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Woodwind!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Brass!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Woodwind!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Brass!
    Baldric nods approvingly.
    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more Percussion!
    Baldric nods approvingly.

    Baldric Slezaf says, 'Absolutely incredible, such beauty has no rival in the whole of history. I thank you personally for your help and insist you stay and listen to the second movement.'
    Baldric Slezaf pauses and looks over the members of the orchestra before beginning the next movement. You feel compelled to stay and listen.

    The slow solemn beauty of the orchestra's piece is broken by a deafening screech! The once serene sound quickly cuts into a focused dissonance! A wrathful creature swoops down from the sky.

    Blackwings shouts, 'Disgusting creatures! The Ring of Scale has tolerated your existence for far too long!'
    The performers remain stoic, entranced in the symphony. You are on your own to deal with this interference.

    Targeted (NPC): Blackwings
    Right click on the NPC to consider it.
    Blackwings scowls at you, ready to attack -- looks like it would wipe the floor with you! (Lvl: 75)
    This creature looks relatively weak.
    The mighty beast laughs at you, 'Foolish bard, the only weapon that can pierce my scales entails an enchantment more annoying than YOUR incessant singing!'
    Blackwings Screeches violently as your epic blade pierces its scales!
    You have slain Blackwings!

    Baldric Slezaf gasps as his focus returns to reality. Baldric looks at _________ in awe.
    Baldric Slezaf says, 'Not only do I owe you my masterpiece, but also my life friend. Let no mortal or god be unaware of how a masterful virtuoso stands before us today. I can only hope anything in my life can rival the magnitude of what transpired here on this day.'
    Your task 'An Epic Request' has been updated.
    Your flawless performance should make for a more interesting telling of this tale.

    Edited, Sep 6th 2018 10:10pm by hslater

    Edited, Sep 7th 2018 10:29am by hslater
    come back after?
    # Feb 21 2017 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
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    When I did the west freeport stop I got a message that this room was special (or something like that) and I should come back to it after I tell Lady Carolline my tale. Went back and didnt see anything special, aside from the invitation to the arcane fair. Was there something else?
    come back after?
    # Feb 21 2017 at 7:54 PM Rating: Excellent
    svann wrote:
    When I did the west freeport stop I got a message that this room was special (or something like that) and I should come back to it after I tell Lady Carolline my tale. Went back and didnt see anything special, aside from the invitation to the arcane fair. Was there something else?


    Interesting. Maybe someone who has done this can fill in the blanks.
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    Drake
    # Apr 02 2015 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
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    During Epic 1.0 quest you fight Blackwing, an ebon drake, in Rathe Mountains.
    During the bardic sequence of An Epic Request you fight Blackwings, a purple flappy -- a drake.
    This is not a dragon, it's bigger than Blackwing (flappy) but smaller than Gorenaire (grounded).
    Just clearing the air.
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    ~ Lyricist of <Mystic Coercion> on Erollisi Marr
    ~ with a <Variety> of alts to keep me busy
    The how to
    # Oct 05 2014 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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    This event is very simple. All you have to do is wait for Baldric to say the band need more "Percussion" or whichever the instrument may be. Simply equip the instrument and wait for the next emote. When the dragons attacks just have your epic in your primary slot and beat him down. No need for any special songs or anything. Just have to have one of each type of instrument on you.
    Encounter at Baldric
    # Sep 01 2014 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
    9 posts
    Have your instruments in your open bag. Baldric will signal you periodically to change instruments. He will walk to the door and other "band members" slowly walk up and begin playing. You'll want your sound on as this is pretty cool.

    For me it went

    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more percussion (This text is white)
    Baldric nods approvingly (This text is always green)

    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more strings (This text is light blue)
    Baldric nods approvingly (This text is always green)

    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more woodwind (This text is dark blue)
    Baldric nods approvingly (This text is always green)

    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more brass (This text is yellow)
    Baldric nods approvingly (This text is always green)

    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more woodwind (This text is dark blue)
    Baldric nods approvingly (This text is always green)

    Baldric signals to you. The band needs more brass (This text is yellow)
    Baldric nods approvingly (This text is always green)


    After this you get a message - The slow solemn beauty of the orchestra piece is broken by a deafening screech. The once serene sound quickly cuts into a focused dissonance! A wrathful creature swoops down from the sky.

    Blackwing was light blue and hit me for 100ish. he died quickly.

    Now I have to wait for Mistmoore to revert back so I can get the update from there....
    Mistmoore
    # Sep 01 2014 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
    9 posts
    I did not get the update a Mistmoore - this may be due to the temporary revamp of the zone.
    Mistmoore
    # Sep 01 2014 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
    9 posts
    No update - probably during the revamp period
    you don't have to redo the quest
    # Aug 12 2014 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
    17 posts
    You don't have to redo the entire quest to get another epic ornamentation ( or a double if you have one already) Depending on which epic piece you own you can go back to Lady Carolline of Thex', target her and say "Epic Gift" ( without the quotes) an option window will pop up and you can either make another choice ( other then the epic ornamentation you just received) or you can chose the same epic ornamentation you received previously.

    So yes, you can have 2 Epic 2.0 ornamentations : )
    Blackwing.
    # Jul 05 2013 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
    6 posts
    Blackwing conned red to lvl 66. Honsetly, I freaked out a bit lol... Of course, my Singing Short Sword took out around 40% of his hp. Making it easy to kill Smiley: cool
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    Epic Ornamentation
    # Apr 05 2013 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
    4 posts
    Just as Dieselious stated above, make sure you bring a Lute, Flute, Horn and Drum. These don't have to be anything bought from Bazaar either. I purchased cheap ones 1 plat from the tree city in Gfay. I did all the running first for the updates and did the dreadlands one last. They will ask you to play along with the band and tell you what instrument to use. Upon his approval Blackwing will spawn, he is light blue to a level 100 and very low hit points.
    Bard Step
    # Mar 18 2013 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
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    For Bards, bring your instruments.. lute, flute, horn and drum. you are required to play in the band. Baldric will inform you what you need to play, if you play the instrument correctly, he will nod approvingly. After the concert, Blackwings ( a dragon) will spawn. He is easily dispatched.
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