Anniversary Solo Task: A Fool's Errand  

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Who:
Rating:
*****
Information:
This Quest is Seasonal
Level:65
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
  • Money
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Era:Rain of Fear
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Sun Mar 31 23:57:30 2013
Modified: Wed Apr 9 14:59:23 2014
This is a seasonal group task that was introduced in April 2013 as part of April Fool's Day. It's expected as being available only around April for a relatively short period of time.



It begins with Emissary of Bristlebane, located outside the main bank of the Plane of Knowledge.

You may need to be Level 65 in order to request the task (does not give it to a Level 60). You may also need to have the Rain of Fear expansion in order to get it.

You say, 'Hail, Emissary of Bristlebane'

Emissary of Bristlebane says 'Greetings, wanderer! It's an exciting time for followers of Bristlebane all over Norrath. It's also a hectic time of year for Bristlebane, so he asked me, his humble servant, to take point on a new prank he devised. Would you care to take part in this most [riotous] antic?'

You say, 'A riotous antic sounds good'

Emissary of Bristlebane says 'Great! However, you don't seem to have the right... disposition to tackle this most sacred task. You are troubled by the many worries of this world and that is no way to pay homage to Bristlebane, my friend! You must first get into the pranking spirit and leave your worries behind, at least momentarily. We shall start you off with a simple prank. A [classic]!'

You say, 'A classic?'

Emissary of Bristlebane says 'Take this recipe and this ludicrous Pie Mix. Fetch the remaining ingredients and bake some pies. Don't waste them after you've made them. Throw them at the unsuspecting inhabitants of the Plane of Knowledge. That'll show them! Just let me know if you need [more] Pie Mix.'

You receive 1x "Fool's Pie Recipe" and 10x "Prankster's Pie Mix".

You have been assigned the task 'A Fool's Errand'.

Bristlebane is planning a grand prank on Norrath. His Emissary requested your help.

Emissary of Bristlebane has given you a note with the pie recipe and some pie mix. You need to obtain the remaining ingredients to make the pies. All the ingredients can be acquired from the local baking merchants. Some items are sold in the shops. Some items are sold by merchants outside.



You'll need at least 10 bottles of milk 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

You'll need at least 10 cups of flour 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

You'll need at least 10 packets of frosting 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

You'll need at least 10 packets of garnish 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

You'll need at least 10 cups of sugar 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

All of the above items, except the sugar, can be bought from the vendor Culkin Ironstove (outside the vendor building that's southeast of the main bank, southern side).

The sugar ("Cup of Sugar") can be bought from Klen Ironstove (inside the same building).



Bake 10 pies. Ovens can be found in the local bakery 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

Inside an oven, combine (10 times): 1x Cup of Sugar + 1x Bottle of Milk + 1x Garnish + 1x Frosting + 1x Cup of Flour + 1x Prankster's Pie Mix.

Note: While the combine is technically no-fail, you can still "fail" it as part of the task:

The pie explodes and goes up in flames!

Emissary of Bristlebane says 'Did I mention that the Pie Mix is highly unstable? I forgot to, didn't I? Haha! Come see me if you need [more].'

You say, 'Give me more'

Emissary of Bristlebane says 'Here is more Pie Mix for you, good luck!'



Throw the pies! 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

Task Window Says: Throw the pies at your fellow adventurers or at the inhabitants of the Plane of Knowledge.

As it says...



Tell the Emissary that you're in the mood for pranks 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

You say, 'Hail, Emissary of Bristlebane'

Emissary of Bristlebane says 'That is marvelous. So here is the gig: we're going to make fools out of all Norrathians. We're going to place gems on every tree, as if they were fruit, and enjoy the chaos as these simpletons stand there, in wonder of this miraculous event. Perhaps they'll even stampede to get their hands on them. Oh, the hilarity! Here's where you come in: we need gems. Go to the Dragonscale Hills at once and gather the purple gems scattered there.'



Go to the Dragonscale Hills and gather 10 purple gems 0/10 (Dragonscale Hills)

Task Window Says: Go to the Dragonscale Hills and collect Purple Gems scattered throughout the area. The Purple Gems are mostly in the hills, fields and farms near the entrance.

NOTE: Depending on your level, you may be sent to a different zone. The highest level is the Valley of King Xorbb. Other known possibilities are Harbinger's Spire and Dragon Necropolis.

These appear as crystals on the ground and are found all over. They are visible from a good distance.



Tell the Emissary you have the 10 gems 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

You say, 'Hail, Emissary of Bristlebane'

Emissary of Bristlebane says 'Excellent work. However, these gems have been lying in the dirt for a while and are simply not presentable. Please take them to Audri Deepfacet to have them polished for me.'



Give the gems to Audri Deepfacet 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

Audri Deepfacet says 'Welcome! You brought me gems? Ah, yes, these sure could use a nice polish. Here: professionally shined, just for you!'

You receive a "Bag of Polished Gems".



Give the Bag of Polished Gems to the Emissary 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Emissary of Bristlebane says 'Most excellent work, my friend! But we need a few more days to pull this prank off. We need to... umm... discuss the logistics. Yes, logistics. Bristlebane is very pleased with your work, so you will be rewarded. Have faith.'

Emissary of Bristlebane says 'I'll tell you what: come back in about two weeks for your reward, it'll be a real surprise!'

You've helped Bristlebane prepare for the grandest prank of all time.

Side Notes:

The "two weeks" time frame he mentions may shrink as days pass.

There is a bag on the ground just behind the Emissary. Each time the task is completed, the bag physically grows in size as the collected gems are added to it. Once the bag reaches its maximum size, this emote goes off:

Emissary of Bristlebane says ''Oh my! The bag is much too full. Minions, take the surplus gems to a safe place.''

...And the bag reverts to its default (tiny) size once again.


Rewards:
Fool's Pie
107 platinum, 8 gold
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2015 Info
# Apr 01 2015 at 4:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
You'll need at least 10 bottles of milk 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

You'll need at least 10 cups of flour 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

You'll need at least 10 packets of frosting 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

You'll need at least 10 packets of garnish 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

You'll need at least 10 cups of sugar 0/10 (Plane of Knowledge)

All of the above items, except the sugar, can be bought from the vendor Culkin Ironstove.
The sugar ("Cup of Sugar") can be bought from Klen Ironstove (inside the same building).


All of the items are available from Culkin Ironstove.
at a skill of 30 Baking I had two pies explode (Rabbits Mage The Rathe 105)
at a skill of 300 Baking I had 2 pies explode (Larul Shaman The Rathe 105)

task sent me to Valley of King Xorbb to hunt to gather Green Gems

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2015 Info
# Apr 11 2016 at 6:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Sounds like a cranking quest, they come up with this on the back of a napkin while down at the donnut shop ??
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# Apr 11 2016 at 6:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Sounds like a cranking quest, they come up with this on the back of a napkin while down at the donnut shop ??
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# Mar 27 2015 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Level 61, had to go to city of mist. Looted 10 Rough Red Gems to complete task
Gems collection
# Mar 27 2015 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
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At Level 83 the task sends you to Harbinger's Spire to collect 10 Yellow gems. The item collected is Rough Yellow Gem.

Edited, Mar 26th 2015 8:53pm by Adani
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no pie?
# Mar 25 2015 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I guess the pie reward has been discontinued?
no pie?
# Mar 25 2015 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
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No, I got a pie tonight (3/26/2015).
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5 Days as of April 11th. 2014



Edited, Apr 11th 2014 8:56pm by ChasieShi
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Task available from 9Apr2014 - 23April 2014
We are the fools?
# May 01 2013 at 6:32 AM Rating: Decent
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So the 17th has long passed, and no further reward. Was the Emissary playing us for fools?
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# Apr 08 2013 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know if you have to have purchased ROF to get this? At level 72 on one account he just keeps telling me I have nothing for someone of your abilites. Yet on another account (one that does have ROF) he gave the quest to a level 69.
Surprise, surprise?
# Apr 07 2013 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Emissary of Bristlebane says 'I'll tell you what: come back in 9 days for your reward, it'll be a real surprise'
In 9 days it's the 17th of April - the day of SoF release.
The Gems are pre-lootable
# Apr 04 2013 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Level 91 sends you to Dragonscale Hills, also the gems ARE pre-lootable.
12 days!
# Apr 04 2013 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
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He just told me 12 days, we gotta countdown lol
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# Apr 03 2013 at 9:34 AM Rating: Default
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worse ever quest in eq lol what a waist of time!
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# Apr 03 2013 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
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hence the name...Everquest...
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# Apr 02 2013 at 2:00 AM Rating: Decent
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At level 94, my cleric also got sent to Dragonscale Hills.
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# Apr 01 2013 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Hiya!

Level 85 sends you to Dragonscale Hills.

Happy Hunting!
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65 ... dragon necropolis
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at level 83 ... harbinger's spire for yellow gems
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Also for a level 75...
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level 100 collect green gems in valley of king xorbb
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... dragon necropolis for blue gems

Edited, Apr 1st 2013 3:52pm by Silfh
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a 68 got the task.
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wouldn't give to level 60
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# Apr 01 2013 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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So how is Valley of King Xorbb a related zone? Will we find out in 15 days?
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dialogue varies?
# Apr 01 2013 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
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I initially completed the task on my three main characters, and Emissary did indeed close with the phrase about two weeks. However, when I completed the task on alternate characters on those accounts, the Emissary's dialogue had changed. Now, he closed with:
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Emissary of Bristlebane says 'I'll tell you what: come back in 15 days for your reward, it'll be a real surprise!'

I no longer get the phrase about two weeks.

Also, there is a bag on the ground just behind the Emissary. Each time the quest is completed, the bag physically grows in size as the collected gems are added to it. Once the bag reaches its maximum size:

Emissary of Bristlebane says ''Oh my! The bag is much too full. Minions, take the surplus gems to a safe place.''

and the bag subsequently reverts to its default (tiny) size once again, and the process repeats. I guess in 15 days we'll find out why all these gems are being stockpiled and whether literally every tree in Norrath will be adorned with gems as if they were fruit.

Edited, Apr 1st 2013 5:14pm by Tobynn
dialogue varies?
# Apr 01 2013 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Same for me, 15 days. Except the emissary asked me to go to Valley of King Xorbb instead. I assume it's based on your level (I'm 96, guessing you are around 70-75?)
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