Bard Epic: Singing Short Sword  

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Time:Weeks
Level:50
Maximum Level:100
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Epic
  • Experience
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Era:Ruins of Kunark
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Mon May 13 10:38:55 2002
Modified: Sun Jul 28 18:53:27 2013
Visit Baldric Slezaf, located inside a pyramid at +775, +9665, around the portal area of the Dreadlands.

You say, 'Hail, Baldric Slezaf'

Baldric Slezaf says 'Hello. Don't you think this would be a wonderful place to perform a symphony?'

You say, 'What symphony?'

Baldric Slezaf says 'It has been my dream for years to perform a symphony that would be remembered for ages to come. I have run into a few minor snags, however.'

You say, 'What snags?'

Baldric Slezaf says 'Several years ago I bought sheets of the most beautiful sounding music from a traveling merchant. He did not know the author of the work as it was simply signed 'the Maestro'. The melody I played from them was wondrous and invoked feelings in me I have never felt before. However, as I reached the middle of the music, I discovered it was missing two pages!'

You say, 'What pages?'

Baldric Slezaf says 'The pages that were missing were pages 24 and 25. I have been searching the world for a spot to hold my symphony and I have finally found it. Without the music and a new lute crafted by the famous instrument maker Forpar Fizfla, I do not think I can pull it off.'

You say, 'Who is Forpar Fizfla?'

Baldric Slezaf says 'Forpar Fizfla is an eccentric instrument maker from Ak'Anon. He makes enchanted instruments that enhance the sound of the music. If I am to perform the concert of all concerts, I must have one of his instruments. I went to Ak'Anon, seeking to purchase an instrument from him but he wouldn't even speak to me.'

You say, 'What music?'

Baldric Slezaf says 'It makes me sad to know that the pages of this music may be spread across the world or destroyed. If you find and bring me the two missing sheets as well as a new lute, I would be happy to repay you in some way.'

You say, 'How will you repay me?'

Baldric Slezaf pulls a fantastic looking sword from its scabbard and says, 'I might be willing to part with this wonderful sword if I were able to perform this symphony. You would also gain recognition at the opening of the symphony.' Baldric sheathes his sword and begins to hum a haunting melody.

Baldric Slezaf wants these four items:

1) First Half of Page 24
2) Second Half of Page 24
3) Page 25
4) Lute made by Forpar Fizfla

To get top part page 24 go to West Karana and see Konia Swiftfoot, who may be found inside a guard tower at -500, -2400. She gives you a Torch of Misty and starts a race. Take the torch to Fajio Knejo in Misty Thicket (close to the wall guards). He gives you a Torch of Ro. Then take that torch to Andad Filla in South Ro (close to innothule zone) who gives you a Torch of Rathe. Then take that torch to Misty Tekchita in Lake Rathe (by arena zone). This will get you Proof of Speed. Finally, take this back to Konia Swiftfoot and you will get the top part of page 24.


You say, 'Hail, Konia Swiftfoot'

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Hello there, ______. I am hosting a relay running contest. Would you like to participate?'

You say, 'I would like to participate.'

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Great! The prize will be this silly old music sheet. Let me know when you are ready and I will pass you the torch and tell you where the first stop is.'

You say, 'I am ready.'

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Here you go. Run with this torch as fast as you can to the misty thicket and hand this torch off to Fajio Knejo. He will tell you where to go from there. Hurry! You do not have much time!'

You have entered The Misty Thicket.

You say, 'Hail, Fajio Knejo'

Fajio Knejo says 'Greetings, ______. I hope you are having a fine day.'

Fajio Knejo says 'Run onward, my friend, to the far off Desert of Ro and give this torch to Andad Filla.'

You gain experience!!
You gain experience!!

You have entered South Desert of Ro.

You say, 'Hail, Andad Filla'

Andad Filla says 'Hello, traveler, please do not bother me right now. I am waiting for someone.'
Andad Filla says 'You still have a way to go! Seek out Misty Tekcihta near the arena at Lake Rathe. Run like the wind!'

You gain experience!!
You gain experience!!

You have entered Lake Rathetear.

You say, 'Hail, Misty Tekcihta'
Misty Tekcihta smiles and taps her foot.
Misty Tekcihta hands you a small ring.

You gain experience!!

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Excellent! You are quite a runner. Here is half of the sheet music. I decided to keep the other half because it has this wonderful signature. I think it might be quite valuable. It is probably worth as much as an instrument the great Mahlin used.'

You gain experience!!

To get the bottom half, you need to give Konia Swiftfoot Mahlin's Mystical Bongos. Talk to Baenar Swiftsong at location -15, +100 in South Karana. He will give you an invoice after you ask "what doll?". Go to Solusek A and give the gnome vendor Marfen the invoice and you will receive a doll. Take the doll to the Estate of Unrest and find Serra (next to the gnomish spelunker):

You say, 'Hail, Serra'

Serra says 'H..h..hello? Can you help me? I lost [something] and I need it so I can go back home.'

You say, 'Something?'

Serra says 'I never got my doll for my birthday. Before he could bring it to me I was h..hurt by the bad man. I cannot leave without my doll. Will you please help me?'

You say, 'What doll?'

Serra claps her hands. 'Oh goody! But... I cannot seem to remember his name. He gave me this note before I...'

You say, 'What note?'

Serra says 'I hope it will help you out. Please find him so I can leave this place?'

You receive a Ripped Qeynos Bards Guild Flyer.

Give her the Mechanical Doll:

Serra says 'Oh! You have the dolly! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I can go home now. Please give this to my father, Baenar. He will understand when he gets it.' Serra begins to fade away. 'Bye bye!''

You receive a Note for Baenar.

Take the note to Braenar, who will give a new note for Maligar. Take the note from Braenar to Maligar. Maligar's Enraged Doppleganger will attack at this point (bring a group). Kill the Doppleganger and loot his head. Take the head back to Braenar and receive "Mahlin's Mystical Bongos". Take the bongos to Konia Swiftfoot in West Karana to get the bottom of Page 24.

To get Page 25 go to South Karana and talk to the wood elf bard named Kelkin Mekia.


You say, 'Hail, Kelkim Menkia'

Kelkim Menkia sighs as she looks over her lute. 'My lute was mangled by those damnable gnolls! I have no idea how I'm going to get a new set of strings for it. They were so rare.'

You say, 'Why are they so rare?'

Kelkim Menkia says 'I only use the finest lute strings on my lute. My uncle got them for me from across the world. His name was Zendrik the Wurmslayer. As his name implies, he killed many wurms and drakes. The strings for my lute were all made from the guts of the wurms and drakes he slew.

You say, 'What wurms and drakes?'

Kelkim Menkia says 'The strings were from a chromodrac, a red wurm and a huge onyx drake. It always sounded so wonderful.' Kelkim sighs, looking off to the horizon. As she shakes her lute angrily, she says, 'I'll kill all of you dirty gnolls!'

Find these three items and give them to her to receive Page 25:

Chromodrac Gut (dropped by Eldrig the Old, a named chromodrac in Skyfire)
Red Wurm Gut (dropped by Nezekezena, a named wurm in the Burning Woods)
Onyx Drake Gut (dropped by Blackwing, an onyx drake in Rathe Mountains)

Kelkim Menkia snatches the gut strings from your hand and immediately begins to string her lute. 'This is wonderful, I will be able to play my lute again soon! Take this old sheet of music I found - I don't think I will have much use for it. My new desire is to bash gnoll heads in with my lute. Safe travels to you, Kenayne.'

You gain experience!!

Now you need Forpar's Lute. This is rewarded as head, body and strings.

First you need to get horn from Ocean of Tears (Alluring Horn from Quag Maelstrom). Take the alluring horn from Ocean of Tears to a half elf bard in Butcherblock, by the docks (Vedico). Take the note she gives you to Forpar. He then gives you a note and a list of items he needs:

1) Backbone of an Ancient Fishman - Kedge Backbone from Phinigel Autropos in Kedge Keep.
2) Amalgam Tentacle - Amygdalan Tendril from Plane of Fear.
3) Petrified Skull of a Lycanthrope - Petrified Werewolf Skull from Karnor's Castle off a Drolvarg Warlord.

Take all 3 items and the note back give to Forpar.


Forpar Fizfla says 'Wow! I didn't think a Human like you would be able to gather all of those things.' Forpar rambles around and works with small tools for a good ten minutes before handing you a very fine looking lute head. 'Now, do you want to gather the next pieces for me?'

He gives you the Mystical Lute Head.

You say, 'What next pieces?'

Forpar Fizfla says 'The next pieces are a little harder to come by than those. To make the body of an instrument that will last ages to come, I need something very special. The scales of a big red dragon and the scales of a big white dragon will make it unbreakable, as well as giving it a unique look. Some metal bits will allow me to hold the body together. Please, if you gather up these things, bring them to me as soon as possible. I have not felt this good in years!'

The body requires the following items:

1) Red Dragon Scales from Talendor, Lord Nagafen, or Echo of Nortlav.
2) White Dragon Scales from Gorenaire or Lady Vox.
3) Metal Bits (regular smithed metal bits). (There's been some confusion because the name of the item is plural, but you really only need one copy of this. Verified in-game.)


Forpar Fizfla says 'Woooooo! You are doing a wonderful job, ______. I wish I could go out and gather these things myself.' Forpar sits back down at his desk and pulls several very strange looking tools out. Eventually he looks up at you and says, 'The body is done! Only one more piece to go!'

You say, 'One more piece to go?'

Forpar Fizfla says 'The lute has a head and body. The only thing missing is a set of strings that will never break! I have heard rumors of a living dead poison dragon in the lands of Kunark. If your were somehow able to get your hands on his guts, I could finish the lute. You would have to bring me the head, the body and the undead dragon gut for lute strings!'

Find An Undead Bard in Old Sebilis at -2085, -705.

You say, 'Hail, An Undead Bard'

An Undead Bard says 'Hail, ______. Are you perchance a minstrel?'

You say, 'I am a minstrel.'

An Undead Bard says 'I, too, am a bard, or was rather. I have been cursed by that blasted pile of bones who calls itself, Trakanon'

You say, 'Who is Trakanon?'

An Undead Bard says 'He is the undead dragon who rules this realm. I came on a quest seeking strings for my new instrument.'

You say, 'What instrument?'

An Undead Bard says 'I sought to create a Magical Lute.'

You say, 'What Magical Lute?'

An Undead Bard says 'One that would make me the greatest bard in all the lands! Are you on a similar quest?'

You say, 'I am on a similar quest.'

An Undead Bard says 'Well then, I would ask you a favor for one in return. If I bring that cursed dragon here, will you kill it for me?'

You say, 'I will kill it for you.'

An Undead Bard says 'Excellent. I have stayed here far too long and I wish to go to my eternal slumber. But before I do so, I ask for one last request'

You say, 'What last request?'

An Undead Bard says 'Give me the Mystical Lute Body you have. I will return it, don't worry. I only wish to hold an instrument one last time before I leave.'

Give it the Mystical Lute Body.

An Undead Bard says 'I feel so powerful once again...a strange feeling is overcoming me!'

You get the Mystical Lute Body back. It respawns and attacks. Kill it to spawn the triggered version of Trakanon. Loot the Undead Dragongut Strings from this triggered version. If the real version is up, it will kill An Undead Bard and you must wait until UDB spawns again.

Once you have all three lute parts, give the following to Forpar to receive the mystical lute: the head, body and gut strings.


Forpar Fizfla says 'Goodness! I can hardly contain myself! This will be my greatest creation ever!' Forpar sits down, slides the lute head into place and screws it together. After a few minutes, he begins to string the lute with the gut strings of the poison dragon. A wonderful sound fills the air as he strums the lute once and hands it to you. 'I hope you find a good use for that! I bet you could play it from the mountaintops and the people below would hear you. Thank you, ______, for making my lifelong dream come true!'

You gain experience!!

Now head back to Baldric Slezaf and give him the following items:

1) Maestro's Symphony Page 24 Top
2) Maestro's Symphony Page 24 Bottom
3) Maestro's Symphony Page 25
4) Mystical Lute from Forpar


Baldric Slezaf looks shocked as you hand him the pages and the mystical lute. 'I will put on a symphony the likes of which the gods have never seen. Thank you so much, ______. Please take this sword as a token of my gratitude.'

You gain experience!!

He will reward you with the Singing Short Sword.
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fopar requires above lvl 47
# Jun 24 2014 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Fopar won't speak to you at lvl 47 says something about being too weak. I turned in the first set of items and he gave me the lute head. I tried to turn in 2nd set of items and he just handed them back with no message. I guess lvl 47 isn't high enough level :/ Pretty annoying since the woodelf with the wurmguts required me to be higher than level 40.

Guess there is no sense in arguing about a quest that is over a decade old. They are obviously not going to change it now lol. Anyways just a heads up to anybody playing a twinky bard such as myself. Looks like a trip to howling stones is in order :p
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Amygdalan Knight drops Amygdalan Tendril also as of 7/28/2013 at 4:15pm central time.
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# Aug 03 2012 at 5:37 PM Rating: Good
Forpar Fizfla says 'Woooooo! You are doing a wonderful job, ______. I wish I could go out and gather these things myself.' Forpar sits back down at his desk and pulls several very strange looking tools out. Eventually he looks up at you and says, 'The body is done! Only one more piece to go!'

Meridion says 'one more to go?'

Forpar Fizfla says 'The lute has a head and body. The only thing missing is a set of strings that will never break! I have heard rumors of a living dead poison dragon in the lands of Kunark. If your were somehow able to get your hands on his guts, I could finish the lute. You would have to bring me the head, the body and the undead dragon gut for lute strings!'
MQ Available - Tunare
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Mystical Lute Head & both dragon scales available for sale/MQ on Tunare.

Additionally, I have the Petrified Werewolf Skull & Red Wurm Guts.

Contact Pirouette or Turbulence via tell or in-game mail.
Main quest info is INCORRECT
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Quest has now been updated :)
Thanks.

Edited, Mar 10th 2011 5:10pm by Takster
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dialogues
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You say, 'Hail, Konia Swiftfoot'

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Hello there, Kenayne. I am hosting a relay running contest. Would you like to participate?'

You say, 'I would like to participate'

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Great! The prize will be this silly old music sheet. Let me know when you are ready and I will pass you the torch and tell you where the first stop is.'

You say, 'I am ready'

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Here you go. Run with this torch as fast as you can to the misty thicket and hand this torch off to Fajio Knejo. He will tell you where to go from there. Hurry! You do not have much time!'

You have entered The Misty Thicket.

You say, 'Hail, Fajio Knejo'

Fajio Knejo says 'Greetings, Kenayne. I hope you are having a fine day.'

Fajio Knejo says 'Run onward, my friend, to the far off Desert of Ro and give this torch to Andad Filla.'

You gain experience!!
You gain experience!!

You have entered South Desert of Ro.

You say, 'Hail, Andad Filla'

Andad Filla says 'Hello, traveler, please do not bother me right now. I am waiting for someone.'
Andad Filla says 'You still have a way to go! Seek out Misty Tekcihta near the arena at Lake Rathe. Run like the wind!'

You gain experience!!
You gain experience!!

You have entered Lake Rathetear.

You say, 'Hail, Misty Tekcihta'
Misty Tekcihta smiles and taps her foot.
Misty Tekcihta hands you a small ring.

You gain experience!!

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Excellent! You are quite a runner. Here is half of the sheet music. I decided to keep the other half because it has this wonderful signature. I think it might be quite valuable. It is probably worth as much as an instrument the great Mahlin used.'

You gain experience!!
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Find these three items and give them to her to receive Page 25:


Kelkim Menkia snatches the gut strings from your hand and immediately begins to string her lute. 'This is wonderful, I will be able to play my lute again soon! Take this old sheet of music I found - I don't think I will have much use for it. My new desire is to bash gnoll heads in with my lute. Safe travels to you, Kenayne.'

You gain experience!!
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Kelkim Menkia
# Feb 24 2010 at 10:09 PM Rating: Good
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The bard in South Karana is spelt Kelkim Menkia not Kelkin Mekia, as spelt in this line in Quest Description :

To get Page 25 go to South Karana and talk to the woodelf bard named Kelkin Mekia. She wants 3 items:
min level
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can a level 41 bard go thorugh the quest and get the epic done?

Edited, Dec 22nd 2009 11:02am by joz
Re: min level
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Most Epic 1.0 NPCs won't deal with you until 45, and some not till 50, unless it's been changed in the last year or so, and undocumented in the patch notes.

EDIT: Also, Plane of Fear is 46+ to enter, irrc.

Yther Ore.

Edited, Dec 22nd 2009 6:07pm by Yther
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Solo or molo (merc/solo)I don't think so. I did mine at 65 with 65 mage and cleric/tank merc combo from start to finish.

Edited, Dec 22nd 2009 10:49am by fcoty
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To get top part page 24 go to West Karana and see Konia Swiftfoot, who may be found inside a guard tower at -500, -2400. She gives you a Torch of Misty and starts a race. Take the torch to Fajio Knejo in Misty Thicket (close to the wall guards). He gives you a Torch of Ro. Then take that torch to Andad Filla in South Ro (close to innothule zone) who gives you a Torch of Rathe. Then take that torch to Misty Tekchita in Lake Rathe (by arena zone). This will get you Proof of Speed. Finally, take this back to Konia Swiftfoot and you will get the top part of page 24.


You say, 'Hail, Konia Swiftfoot'

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Hello there, Kenayne. I am hosting a relay running contest. Would you like to participate?'

You say, 'i would like to participate'

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Great! The prize will be this silly old music sheet. Let me know when you are ready and I will pass you the torch and tell you where the first stop is.'

You say, 'i am ready'

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Here you go. Run with this torch as fast as you can to the misty thicket and hand this torch off to Fajio Knejo. He will tell you where to go from there. Hurry! You do not have much time!'

You have entered The Misty Thicket.

You say, 'Hail, Fajio Knejo'

Fajio Knejo says 'Greetings, Kenayne. I hope you are having a fine day.'

Fajio Knejo says 'Run onward, my friend, to the far off Desert of Ro and give this torch to Andad Filla.'

You gain party experience!!

You have entered South Desert of Ro.

You say, 'Hail, Andad Filla'

Andad Filla says 'Hello, traveler, please do not bother me right now. I am waiting for someone.'

Andad Filla says 'You still have a way to go! Seek out Misty Tekcihta near the arena at Lake Rathe. Run like the wind!'

You gain party experience!!

You have entered Lake Rathetear.

You say, 'Hail, Misty Tekcihta'

Misty Tekcihta smiles and taps her foot.

Misty Tekcihta hands you a small ring.

You gain experience!!

You say, 'Proof of Speed'

The turn in:

Konia Swiftfoot says 'Excellent! You are quite a runner. Here is half of the sheet music. I decided to keep the other half because it has this wonderful signature. I think it might be quite valuable. It is probably worth as much as an instrument the great Mahlin used.'

You gain experience!!
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Mystical Lute Head
# Aug 21 2009 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
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When you do turn-in for the werewolf skull, tentacle, and backbone TAKE NOTE that the first Note to Forpar MUST BE TURNED IN ALONE FIRST. He will then give you ANOTHER note and THAT is the note that you need to turn in with the other items... I didn't realize this, turned in Note to forpar, and freaked because I couldn't find the lute head. Thankfully I found the note to himself in time (about 2-3 minute timespan) and turned it in and still got the lute head. Close call though.
Dialogue with Serra
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I'm surprised nobody posted Serra's dialogue. I felt a little sad when I read it.

[Sun Jul 19 17:57:06 2009] You say, 'Hail, Serra'
[Sun Jul 19 17:57:07 2009] Serra says 'H..h..hello? Can you help me? I lost [something] and I need it so I can go back home.'
[Sun Jul 19 17:57:10 2009] You say, 'something'
[Sun Jul 19 17:57:11 2009] Serra says 'I never got my doll for my birthday. Before he could bring it to me I was h..hurt by the bad man. I cannot leave without my doll. Will you please help me?'
[Sun Jul 19 17:57:24 2009] You say, 'What doll?'
[Sun Jul 19 17:57:25 2009] Serra claps her hands. 'Oh goody! But... I cannot seem to remember his name. He gave me this note before I...'
[Sun Jul 19 17:57:34 2009] You say, 'What note?'

Serra hands you a Ripped Qeynos Bards Guild Flyer.

[Sun Jul 19 17:57:36 2009] Serra says 'I hope it will help you out. Please find him so I can leave this place?'

You hand Serra the Mechanical Doll.

[Sun Jul 19 17:58:13 2009] Serra says 'Oh! You have the dolly! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I can go home now. Please give this to my father, Baenar. He will understand when he gets it.' Serra begins to fade away. 'Bye bye!''
[Sun Jul 19 17:58:14 2009] You gain experience!!

Serra hands you a Note for Baenar.
How much?
# Apr 28 2009 at 6:58 AM Rating: Decent
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How much of this is still MQ-able? I still have some of the bard drops on my main character from when I was camping for his epic 1.0
RE: How much?
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Anything dealing with the Mystical Lute part is MQ capable and totally safe since the end product is tradeable. That's really the only thing that needs an MQ since everything else is tradeable anyway.
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Spawn List
# Apr 20 2009 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Just wanted to give my list of spawns to help anyone out, i did the quest abt 3 weeks ago and was a real pain, but once you pin down the spawn its just a matter of time.
Wurm,Chromadrac,SkyAsh Drake,Skyash Drake, Chromadrac, Wyvern, Sky Cider Drake, Sky Cider Drake, Wurm, Chromadrac and finaly Eldrig.
75th Bard, no Epic 1.0, can I do the quest?
# Feb 20 2009 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Or am I screwed? Notice, I said do the quest, not just get the sword. How can I get the drops I need if the dragon(s) banish me as soon as I attack?
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75th Bard, no Epic 1.0, can I do the quest?
# Mar 23 2009 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Talendor and Gorenaire don't banish and those 2 items are tradeable anyway so I don't see a problem with it. My bard did his 1.0 around level 75.


To the OP: In addition to being tradeable, they are also cheap now. I picked them up in the bazaar for a combined total of 3500pp. (1k for the white and 2.5k for the red, or vice versa).
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75th Bard, no Epic 1.0, can I do the quest?
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Talendor and Gorenaire don't banish and those 2 items are tradeable anyway so I don't see a problem with it. My bard did his 1.0 around level 75.
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#Obilaan, Posted: Oct 20 2008 at 2:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Just finished the MQ of this for my bard twink.
Up to date info
# Oct 07 2008 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
Just finished doing this quest the other day and a few things to note, so you don't get confused with the conflicting information:

The turn in for the Mystical Lute Head:
1) Backbone of an Ancient Fishman - Kedge Backbone from Phinigel Autropos in Kedge Keep.
2) Amalgam Tentacle - Amygdalan Tendril from Plane of Fear.
3) Petrified Skull of a Lycanthrope - Petrified Werewolf Skull from Karnor's Castle off a Drolvarg Warlord.

Take all 3 items and the note back give to Forpar.


You must be a minimum of level 46 to do this turn in~


The turn in for the Mystical Lute Body:
1) Red Dragon Scales from Talendor, Lord Nagafen, or Echo of Nortlav.
2) White Dragon Scales from Gorenaire or Lady Vox.
3) Metal Bits (regular smithed metal bits). (There's been some confusion because the name of the item is plural, but you really only need one copy of this. Verified in-game.)


You must be a minimum of level 50 to do this turn in~

If you try to do it before these levels he returns the items to you, BUT as we found out, he does not return items that are being Multi-quested!! We lost a few amygdalan tendrils this way (not so bad, but imagine losing the phinny piece!).
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Misty Tekchita (spelled wrong)
# Jun 01 2008 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
This NPC's name is Misty Tekcihita not Misty Tekchita
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# Apr 02 2008 at 11:16 AM Rating: Good
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Take the doll to the Estate of Unrest and give the doll to Serra, who is next to the gnomish speulunker. Serra will give you a Ripped Qeynos Bard Guild Flyer. Now take this from Serra back to Braenar, who will give a new note for Maligar.


After handing in the doll to Serra, she gives you Note for Baenar, not the Guild Flyer.

I believe she gives you the Guild Flyer when you talk to her before handing in the doll, which as far as I can tell is optional. I think it only adds information and lore to the quest, but is not required.
Initial Dialogue
# Mar 18 2008 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
I was able to start the initial dialogue in the dreadlands at lvl 38, as well as run the race. I have a mystical lute I'm going to use, so maybe skipping all the other parts you can actually turn in at 38 if I can get all the pages. I'll post an update with what happened
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spelling
# Mar 15 2008 at 8:24 PM Rating: Good
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Its "Baenar Swiftsong" not "Breanar Swiftsong" no "r" :)

And its "Kelkim Menkia" not "Kelkin Mekia"

*these are typos in the text above :)

Edited, Mar 19th 2008 7:31pm by Elprezidenty

Edited, Mar 19th 2008 7:33pm by Elprezidenty
Bard Epic
# Mar 06 2008 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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The part for 2nd half of page 24 where it says...

Take the doll to the Estate of Unrest and give the doll to Serra, who is next to the gnomish speulunker. Serra will give you a Ripped Qeynos Bard Guild Flyer.

Should say "Note for Baenar" instead of "Ripped Qeynos Bard Guild Flyer".

Got me a little confused when I came back to the quest after couple of hours.
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a little info...
# Dec 19 2007 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Then take that torch to Misty Tekchita in Lake Rathe (by arena zone). This will get you a ring.


This ring is Proof of Speed
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a little info...
# Dec 19 2007 at 9:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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fcoty wrote:

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Then take that torch to Misty Tekchita in Lake Rathe (by arena zone). This will get you a ring.


This ring is Proof of Speed


Updated, thanks.
MQ
# Sep 21 2007 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I tried to MQ and failed, here is what I did

I did task with aluring horn and took it to BB and got letter for fopar
took Fopar his letter, with bard
ALT Turned in the backbone/tenical
Bard turned in the wolf head

Nothing, not even a message, both toons where ally. anyone able to tell me what i did wronge?
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# Oct 13 2007 at 5:56 AM Rating: Default
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# Sep 21 2007 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
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sent 2 times, opps

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faction fix
# May 28 2007 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
I used sneak and handed the items in from behind and it worked fine. I think almost every bard gets sneak.
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Lute Body
# May 26 2007 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Decided to start farming the summoned Trakanon, since he the UDB is generally up on my server, so I bought the scales, made some metal bits, and turned them in (I had Amiable faction). Sure enough, gave me the Lute Body. Reason I'm posting this is that I'm a 70 Ranger, and have never done anything for the bard epic prior to the Lute Body, so you can get this without doing anything else before it, if anyone cares =)
epic
# Jan 29 2007 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
Dont turn crap into Forpar unless you faction is good-reminder!!!!! It needs to be posted in the script!!!! HE WILL EAT YOUR ITEMS...
Level 46
# Nov 24 2006 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I just completed this last night on my level 46 bard, so it is 46-75 not 50-75.
Level 46
# Jan 24 2007 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
Can anyone confirm this level? I have done part of the epic at 46 but the gnome outside akanon started calling me a whelp at the part right before the white dragonscale turn in and I dun wanna lose my scales~!!!
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Level 46
# Jan 29 2007 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Just attempted to hand in the scales and bits at 46, no go. He handed the items back. I was singing alliance which made me amiable. I then tried with gnome illusion (potion) and alliance and same. Am I missing something?
Level 46
# Mar 09 2007 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry about my post didn't elaborate enough. I did the whole lute part on my main ( 75 druid ) then gave lute to bard. From there i turned in the 3 pages and lute. The gut string page, page 25, I also had someone MQ Eldrig gut for me ( this was on the 46 bard ).
Level 46
# Mar 30 2007 at 1:20 AM Rating: Default
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i figured as much... there is no way to get epic at 46 without MQ.
Level 46
# Apr 04 2007 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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The whole thing with this 46 stuff. the Turn in to the gnome you have to be 50. HAVE TO BE 50 or he won't talk to you. For the turn in to the undead Bard you need to be 51 because he asked if you're a Minstrel - 51 -54 title is Minstrel.
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Maligar
# Oct 18 2006 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Just something I found out today, if you con threateningly to Maligar and you need to turn in, and since the range of the alliance song is too short and you'll aggro him, just use calm, then get closer for alliance, and you should be dubious for turn in =)
TWO spawns for Eldrig the Old
# Aug 24 2006 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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AS OF 24 AUGUST 2006

I been working on my twink bard epic and today I zoned into skyfire to find TWO I repeat TWO Eldrig the Old up and gated them both to there bind spots to comfirm their spawn spots and I can comfirm both the spawn spots post before spawn him.
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mistake in write-up
# Jul 10 2006 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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the quest desription for part 2 of the 24th page is a bit off. when you talk to serra for the 1st time you ask her about her doll and she mentions a man was supposed to bring it to her, but she cannot remember his name and gives you the only clue she has: the ripped Quenos bard guild flier, you give that to Belious Naliedin, and he tells you about Baenar which is why you ask him about the doll. The note that Serra gives you after the doll is the "Note to Baenar" which naturally you give to Baenar to continue the quest as written
Concerning the Undead Bard
# Jun 22 2006 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
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If your server gets taken offline for maintenance/updates, get ready. The spawn timers for all your mobs reset when the server comes back online. I finally got the Undead Bard spawn following a server reset (and 18 hours of no sleep....)

I had been down there a couple of times before with my guild, looking for him. Even if you don't catch the spawn, this can be a good zone to level in.
MQ/INVIS/Bla bla
# Jun 16 2006 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
Just wanted to provide some MQ/Invis feedback.

I killed like all the mobs with my Main, and my bard is 67, and I had ended up looting the Warlord Head with my main(the other pieces i let my bard loot).

Now when i went to do the turn ins etc, my bard was App and I was Dub.

I was a little nervous, but I grouped up, turned on invis song, opened a trade window with the little dude, turned in the head, then opened it on the bard bla bla,

Anyhoo, invis song, to indiff and MQ all worked perfectly and im onto undead bard(who isnt up darn it).

I would alsolike to note :-( that through some type of bug, i had looted the backbone one time, yet it poofed and GM's swore there was no record of me looting it..

So i had to kill him 7 more times before he dropped it again, easy solo for me including all his guards but a P.I.M.A to do again for a stupid bug
Baldric Slezaf
# May 12 2006 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been sitting in dreadlands on my bard for about 3 hours now and Baldric Slezaf still isn't up. Is his spawn broken or something? I have everything ready for turn in but can't find him anywhere, he isn't inside pyramids or anything.. odd
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Undead Bard Loc
# Mar 03 2006 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
The Undead Bard in Old Selbis can be found at
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Tendril
# Jan 24 2006 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
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dropped from an Amygdalan knight tonight
WOAH
# Oct 09 2005 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
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woah wait a minute... i read through this and it seems that you cna jsut buy the mystical lute and ure done with like 3/4 of your epic!? is this true!? i mean if you buy this that means you dont have to kill phinny and all those dudes? jsut want to know im gonna read this again and again.
RE: WOAH
# Mar 27 2006 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
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I also want to know if this is true, I have seen Mystical Lute's for sale in the bazaar for the past month... Hell, If I can just buy that and be almost done i'll be pretty happy =].
Undead Dragon Guts
# Aug 25 2005 at 1:51 AM Rating: Default
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Did the MQ tonight, thank you Dillingers. I had Head, Body on my bard, and Dillingers had the undead guts, and we did the MQ np
MQable
# May 04 2005 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know if the undead dragon gut strings are MQable seeing as tho you have to turn in the lute head, body AND guts?
Shaman
# Dec 31 2004 at 9:30 AM Rating: Default
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I wanted the Composer title so I did this quest as a shaman. The final turn in WILL NOT give you the epic or title if you are no bard.

A MQ of the final turn in may still work but I havent confirmed it.
RE: Shaman
# Jul 06 2005 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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The quest is not what gives you the title... it's having it inventory or bank. Trust me -- I kept losing my title every time I died because epic was on my body not on me or in the bank.

Oh yeah and I believe they coded it so that only the epic's class recieves the epic.

Edited, Wed Jul 6 21:46:29 2005
My check list
# Dec 30 2004 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
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I was trying to post my quest check list here but the forum software screws up and just brings up an empy page if I copy the file contents here and hit post/edit.
I'm only taken to an empty page at
http://everquest.allakhazam.com/cgi-bin/msg.pl

but posting doesnt work.

The writeup above is nice but it's no check list to print and work with.


Edited, Thu Dec 30 19:27:07 2004
Serra
# Aug 23 2004 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Last Night I was in Unrest hunting for some Dwarven work boots an generally fooling around. I came across Serra. Who said she " Could not leave this place until she had her Doll." I askerd her "What Doll" and she gave me "a Ripped Qeynos Bards Guild Flyer". is this the note listed in the quest? if it is .... broken quest.
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lvl restrictions on epics
# Apr 04 2004 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
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i seem to remember that they put a lvl restriction on epics (52???)looooong time ago ... is my memory worse than i thought and this is not true?
RE: lvl restrictions on epics
# Jun 18 2004 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
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You have to be level 51 or the quest NPC's won't even talk to you. It's not a usage restriction, the NPC's will just hand you back the items and say "try again." www.eqdiva.com has explicit text in their walkthrough.

Is it worth getting?

Well, I am level 65, I am flagged for time and uqua. I am currently finishing the epic quest, on my last kill, waiting on it to spawn now.

I created my character april 10, 1999, and have been 65 for a long while now, and have well over 200 AA points.

Bards will tell you the epic is worthwhile. What you have to do is consider it for yourself. I am doing it only because other, nonbards will not leave me alone about not having done it.

The instrument modifier is garbage for everything except singing. You can go to kelethin and buy the same modifier, or you can go to katta and buy a 22 modifier. The instrument modifiers on any real instrument are much higher.

The common arguement is that it is every instrument modifier. On a raid, if you are using an epic for area resists, you are giving the raid less than half the resists you could give with other items. A TDoK, especially before AA are purchased, gives far more resists.

Another arguement is the singing modifier. Sining modifier is for psalm line spells, and impacts the damage shield and resists. It's worthwhile. However, plane of torment drops an item with a 20 singing modifier, which is higher than the epic, as does water. Time drops a 24 mask and a 25 sword.

Basically, you're looking at a little less than doubling the psalm line songs, and not having to equip instruments in cases where the modifier isn't helping.

The bigger "incentive" is the haste buff. If you look at the sss and at, say, siren's song, siren's song has more or less the same buff (it's really close). The sword gives a bonus to attack, also, that the dagger misses, and sword is right clickable.

These hastes are the same haste percentage as the PoP haste, and are base haste (so the highest takes precedence). The thing is, if you have 4 or 5 mezzed (are working crowd control), it can be really hard to haste at the same time.

The stat bonuses, etc. on the effect are worthwhile.

Prior to gaining access to torment and beyond, the hitpoint and stat modifiers are fairly nice as well. :) Compared to elemental weapons, etc. they aren't so hot though.
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RE: lvl restrictions on epics
# Jan 27 2006 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Last I checked, sss had a combat effect and was NOT right clickable like SB, 1.5 and 2.0 (among others). The fact it is combat makes it unattractive for bards to use it while grouping or raiding since people will kill you for occupying their last buff slot with something they find useless and causing them to miss a HoT buff.

All in all, this is just a brag piece and a stepping stone to 1.5/2.0 (which are also slacking in the mod department since other items have better mods, but the clicky effect is nice and lands on pets for those with PA -- go go bard hasted swarm pets!).

Edited, Sat Jan 28 10:35:21 2006
#Edontulate, Posted: Jul 28 2004 at 5:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) the best reason to do this is none of the straw men u provided. It is the fact that you have all instrument types and a singing mod in one. sure you can replace each instrument with a better one at a time, but lets see u get all the instrument mods equiped at once better then the epic without sacrificing a bunch of HPs or other stats.....it is far easier to get an epic then to collect the various items you want to replace your epic with...i rather toss a FT aug on my armour then a singing 100% aug
RE: lvl restrictions on epics
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Actually, if you noticed, there are items in the elementals and time that have better modifiers for ALL instruments including singing that are not instruments or weapons themselves. So, you CAN have ALL instrument modifiers at the same time when all these items are equipped. Sure they're not all on one item, but if you're a bard that is able to get to these places then you slowly start turning away from your epic for the modifiers. However, if you don't have access to that stuff or if you just aren't lucky enough then yes, the epic is nice to have. But as was said, the haste on the epic is pretty sweet. Which does give it some value. He also wasn't talking entirely about augs, because the augs are not comparable to EP and Time drops with modifiers.

Edited, Fri Aug 13 17:47:18 2004
Ragefire
# Apr 01 2004 at 4:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Dunno if that has been mentioned before, but Zordakalicus Ragefire doesn't drop the red scale anymore. Since a year or so, this triggered mob for cleric epic only drops Blazing Armor of Fennin Ro and the cleric epic item of course.
All regular red dragon loot (Nagafen/Talendor) such as Cloak of Flame, Pally books etc have been removed from him.
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GOT IT DONE!
# Mar 31 2004 at 4:08 AM Rating: Decent
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W00t got my epic the other day at level 51 i am the shiznitz god of all bards!

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RE: GOT IT DONE!
# Jul 04 2004 at 12:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Can it be Auged?
# Feb 21 2004 at 11:51 PM Rating: Decent
I have seen that the Warrior epic can be augmented, but can the bards epic get augmented too? Also reading some peeps are trying to duel wield the warrior epic, but doing it twice and augmenting the first one. Then they can duel wield the same sword. I would of thought Sony would of thought of this and put something in the game to prevent this from happening.
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# Feb 06 2004 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Got my red scale today off Echo with a few lvl 65's he went down in like 2 mins. Mana Burn is such a wonderfull thing.
MQ
# Jan 15 2004 at 8:03 PM Rating: Default
Is it possible to MQ this for a lvl 1?
RE: MQ
# Aug 05 2004 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
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No
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RE: MQ
# Dec 26 2004 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Did you try? I got a lvl 9 cleric her epic.
RE: MQ
# Jan 12 2005 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Have a hard time believing this one, considering the epic NPCs won't even talk to you until a certain level.
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