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Quests for High Keep

Going Postal (High Keep to Qeynos) (Normal): Lislia Goldtune is found at 3.61, -34.54, -0.64.

You say, 'Hail, Lislia Goldtune'

Lislia Goldtune says 'Hail, ______ - Are you [interested] in helping the League of Antonican Bards by delivering some [mail]?'

You say, 'What mail?'

Lislia Goldtune says 'The League of Antonican Bards has a courier system made up of travelers and adventurers. We pay good gold to anyone who will take messages from bards such as myself to one of our more distant offices. Are you [interested]?'

You say, 'I am interested.'

Lislia Goldtune says 'I have messages that need to go to Freeport and to Qeynos. Will you [deliver] mail to [Freeport] or [Qeynos] for me?'

You say, 'I will deliver to Qeynos.'

Lislia Goldtune says 'Take this pouch to Eve Marsinger in Qeynos. You can find her at the bard guild hall. I am sure she will compensate you for your troubles.'

You receive a Pouch of Mail (Qeynos), which incorrectly identifies as "A Bardic Letter (Kelethin)." Take it to Eve Marsinger in South Qeynos, found in front of the bard guild.

Your Location is 528.65, -120.66, 3.13

You say, 'Hail, Eve Marsinger'

Eve Marsinger says 'Hail, ______ - Are you [interested] in helping the League of Antonican Bards by delivering some [mail]?'

Hand her the Pouch of Mail (Qeynos).

Eve Marsinger says 'Incoming mail - very good! Please take this gold for your troubles.'
Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!!
You receive 6 gold from Eve Marsinger.

If you are actively working on the quest from Postmaster Aric Songfairer, you will also see something like:

Mail Delivery Challenge: You are one step closer to earning the respect of the League of Antonican Bards! You have delivered 1 out of 18 pieces of mail!
Illegible Scrolls (Normal): Find a gnome named Lozani on the third floor of High Keep.

You say, 'Hail, Lozani'

Lozani says 'Greetings, friend!! I am Lozani, Scribe Supreme of the Eldritch Collective. I have been sent forth from the great Library of Mechanimagica in the city of Ak'Anon, to study the arcane knowledge of man and beast alike. I have studied many languages and spells, from Crushbone to Kerra Ridge. I have found most languages hard to decipher. As of this date, I have learned to read only the script of the [orc oracles]. Oh well, I am on a five decade mission. Better luck next language.'

You say, 'What orc oracles?'

Lozani says 'Oh!! Heard of the orc oracles have you? A ghastly bunch they are!! Argh! The numerous days I spent interrogating those beasts with their foul breath. It was as if rats had gone and died in their mouths. I wished I could read minds after those days. TWENTY WEEKS of that rat-carcass breath and all I have learned is the ability to decipher [oracle scrolls] and [apprentice cantrips]. What a mess that was! I'm beginning to think I should have become a Gemchopper.'

You say, 'What oracle scrolls?'

Lozani says 'Orc oracle scrolls? Mere shaman spells are they. I know how to decipher those illegible scrolls. I can do so, but it will cost you. Nothing is for free in this world, y'know? You give me one of those illegible scrolls and four gold coins.'

You say, 'What apprentice cantrips?'

Lozani says 'Orc apprentice cantrips. Child's play they are. Very difficult to decipher, mostly due to the orc sweat smearing the writing. I fill in the blanks with a second orc cantrip and my universe of knowledge, so you never know what spell is going to be scribed! Could be magic, could be wizardry, could be necromancy, golly!! Sometimes I even end up with a recipe!! If you want me to try to decipher one just hand me two illegible cantrips. No coinage necessary!! They are mostly apprentice spells. Nothing much.'

If you give him an Illegible Scroll (dropped by orc oracles in the Commonlands) and 4 gold OR two Illegible Cantrips, he'll translate it for you.

You receive a low level spell.

Need list of rewards.
Left Goblin Ears (Normal): This quest begins with Captain Bosec in Highpass Keep. It can be completed with dubious faction. The captain is found at location 30, -275, -10 (near the bank, close to the steps down to the cellar).

You say, 'Hail, Captain Bosec'

Captain Bosec says 'I'm Captain Bosec, and I am the officer in charge down here. It's my job to patrol the prison and try to keep any [goblins] from getting into Highpass.'

You say, 'What goblins?'

Captain Bosec says 'Help us exterminate these vile creatures. They call themselves the [Pickclaw] Clan.. I call them annoying. I will gladly pay big money for the left ear of every goblin slain.'

You say, 'What Pickclaw Clan?'

Captain Bosec says 'A couple of months ago, Carson decided to add some more floors beneath the keep. During the construction, we came across these tunnels.. and these goblins. Work has been temporarily halted until we can completely clear out this Pickclaw infestation.'

"Left Goblin Ear" drops from goblins in the cellar. Upon turning one in:

Captain Bosec says 'Well done! We could really use the extra help around here.'

Your faction standing with Highpass Guards got better.
Your faction standing with Carson McCabe got better.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Highpass got better.
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards got better.
Your faction standing with The Freeport Militia got better.

Rewards:
Experience
Coin
The Bloody Shank (Normal): This quest begins with Captain Boshinko in High Keep. He's found on one of the balconies at the entrance of the zone.

You say, 'Hail, Captain Boshinko'

Captain Boshinko says 'Greetings, stranger! Are you the [bounty hunter I requested]?'

You say, 'I am the bounty hunter you requested'

Captain Boshinko says 'It is about time. I have been waiting for you for ages! Your [reputation] precedes you.'

You say, 'What reputation?'

Captain Boshinko says 'You humor me, Slaythe! I would have guessed someone like yourself would have little time for humor. Nevertheless, would you [like to hear about the job] I have for you?'

You say, 'I would like to hear about the job'

If faction is too low, you'll see this response:

Captain Boshinko says 'Your name is as respected as the name of the Karana bandits. Leave my presence while you still have legs to run with.'

(Further dialogues needed.)

It seems a petty rogue escaped the dungeon in Highhold Keep but left behind crucial evidence. The rogue's Bloody Shank was sticking out of a guard's back!

The Captain gives you the shank to take to the rogue to let the rogue know why you are there to kill him. The rogue's name is Bronin Higginsbot and he hangs around the Deeppockets in Rivervale. He may sometimes be found around the southernmost tower in Misty Thicket. Hand him the bloody shank and then kill him, but be careful because a bodyguard sometimes spawns next to him when you hand him the shank and also the guards will help him if they are nearby.

Handing him the dagger and killing him results in these faction adjustments:

- Deeppockets
- Circle of Unseen Hands
- Coalition of Trade Folk Underground
- Carson McCabe
+ Merchants of Rivervale

Return to the Captain with his head, in exchange for coin, experience, and occasionally, a Scout's Blade. You'll also receive these faction adjustments:

+ Highpass Guards
+ Carson McCabe
+ Merchants of Highpass
+ Corrupt Qeynos Guards
+ The Freeport Militia Reward: Scouts Blade

The Silent Watch (Unsolved): This seems to be the beginning of a complex quest. At the end of the Princess Lenyaquest Tolon Nurbyte mentions something about a 'you might be worthy of the Silent Watch after all.' Ask him 'what is the silent watch?' and he says 'The Silent Watch was established in the early days of Felwithe. King Tearis Thex had many cruel deeds to do. The regular Paladins were too righteous to carry out any of the necessary missions and we dare not bring in the Feir'Dal, after all, some of the operations were against Kelethin. King Tearis formed our group. Koada'Dal not of prim and proper breeding. Now we act as a secret guard and report only to him. It is likely that this is merely a story, and not an actual quest.