Guard Shilster says 'Hey, hey! I have some Blackburrow Stout for sale. Just hand over five gold and I'll give you a bottle of it. Don't get caught though because it is considered [contraband]. [Antonius] don't like it being smuggled and all that but what does he know, anyway?'
You say, 'What contraband?'
Guard Shilster says 'Well it's brewed by gnolls, ya know. Don't know exactly why it's considered contraband but I think it's because they use the money they get from selling the stout to buy arms. I dunno. I buy low and sell high. Blackburrow Stout is good for you though! It does wonders for me! Now buy some already before someone hears us talking.'
You say, 'Who is Antonius?'
Guard Shilster says 'That man is as clueless as a froglok tad swimming in a keg of dwarven ale! He has no idea what is going on around him. He won't be around for much longer I wager.'
Give him 5 gp.
Guard Shilster says 'There you go, sport. If you get caught with that, you didn't get it from me!'
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards got better.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos could not possibly get any worse.
Your faction standing with Kane Bayle got better.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands could not possibly get any better.
Your faction standing with Bloodsabers got better.
Capt Linarius says 'Hail, traveler! You are free to rest within this keep or within any of my towers along the roads to Qeynos. My guards shall keep watch over you. While you tread upon the roads, be warned that there are [local dangers] as well as rumors of [corrupt guards].'
You say, 'What corrupt guards?'
Capt Linarius says 'I have heard rumors of dissension among my guards. I will reward any fine resident for the death of these traitorous guards. If you find you must kill one, bring his guard bracelet back to me. I cannot allow such men among my guards. Be sure they are corrupt, or I shall have your head as well.'
A Guard Bracelet (identifies as "Corrupt Guard Bracelet") drops from Guard McCluskey in West Karana, found on the first floor of the guard tower directly south of Qeynos Hills zoneline (before the barbarian fishing village), at -2926.79, -2025.65, 43.86, or from Guard Donlan, also in the same tower. You get the following faction hits: +Guards of Qeynos, -Bloodsabers, -Circle Of Unseen Hands, -Corrupt Qeynos Guards, -Kane Bayle. Give the bracelet to Capt Linarius.
Capt Linarius says 'What a pity. Such a promising soldier. I thank you for ridding us of this corruption and offer you this as a reward. It is nothing more than junk which littered the roadways of the Plains of Karana. I hope you can find a use for it.'
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle got better.
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards got worse.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands got worse.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos got better.
You gain experience!!
You receive 19 copper from Capt Linarius.
You receive 8 gold from Capt Linarius.
Mrysila says 'I am Mrysila, custodian of the [Concordance of Research].'
You say, 'What Concordance of Research?'
Mrysila says 'The 'Concordance of Research' is an aid to those who follow the path of academia. It, and its sister books, 'Runes and Research,' volumes I and II, help those who are [interested] in researching spells.'
You say, 'I am interested'
Mrysila says 'I have several copies of each book. If you want a copy of 'Runes and Research', volume I or II, bring me a lightstone and I will give you whichever book I have more of at the moment. Bring me a greater lightstone, and I will give you a copy of the 'Concordance of Research.'
Lightstones are a common drop from willowisps.
Upon handing in a Lightstone:
Mrysila says 'A lightstone? Thank you very much. Here is a copy of 'Runes and Research.''
Fixxin Followig says 'Hail, ______! Fixxin is my moniker. Nice ta see ya. I am a member of the [Fangbreakers] and we are hunting [werewolves]. We run into lots of other [creepies] out here as well.'
You say, 'What are Fangbreakers?'
Fixxin Followig says 'Fangbreakers? You have not heard of us? We are the best [werewolf] hunters there are!'
You say, 'What werewolves?'
Fixxin Followig says 'Those blasted fiends hide among normal folk during the day, but at night their bloodlust is set free on an innocent populace. Some claim there is a cure for their condition but the only one we know of is an [enchanted blade] through the bellies of the beasts.'
You say, 'What enchanted blade?'
Fixxin Followig says 'Interested in an enchanted blade? You wouldn't be planning on hunting the moon beasts without a strong. well-oiled party to back you up, now, would you? Well, in any case, I'll gladly lend you a copy of my book, Fixxin Followigs Silvery Blades, if you will fetch me a bar of silver. My supply is running low and our weapons are in need of repair after the deaths of so many lycanthropes.'
Give him a Silver Bar.
Fixxin Followig thanks ______ heartily. 'Here is the book as promised. I wish you luck with your enchanted weapons. May they slay many lycanthropes before they go dull.'
Your faction standing with Karana Residents got better.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos could not possibly get any better.
Your faction standing with Priests of Life got better.
Your faction standing with Knights of Thunder got better.
You gain experience!!
You receive a LORE book called Fixxin Followigs Silvery Blades, which contains information about how to craft silver weapons. The chief reward is all the positive faction hits, though.
Reward: Fixxin Followigs Silvery Blades Winds of Karana(Normal):
This is another of the multiple part quests. When heading into Southern Karana, from Northern Karana mind you, there is a tower just before the bridge. Just outside the tower doors are four very large horn like structures. Standing beside one is a female bard. If you talk to her, and ask if there is anything you can do for her, she relays a sad story of a hermit who stole her flute.
Now, head into Southern Karana. Head straight south, making sure to give a wide berth to the Grave Yard of Lord Grimrot. About half way through the zone is a fountain, with Vhalen standing there. Vhalen, who is also the object of the broken Lute quest for bards, has an offer for you. He will complete his latest masterpiece for you. Of course, he needs something for this. Two sheets of a song. Pages 1 and 2 of the Winds of Karana. He tells you of a man who has stolen these pages. A vile man of a Hermit. Sound familiar eh?
Now, head southeast till you see a cottage. It has a hexagonal wall of stone surrounding it, so it's not hard to find. Inside the walls is "a hermit." A very unfriendly sort. The door to the hermits house is either locked, or broken and won't open. So it's hard to get to him. The easiest way to get him out is to stand behind the hut and say "I'm here to kill you" He will run out and attack you. You can also try to target him and attack him. After he is dead, his body will contain the Flute, Page 1 of the Winds of Karana or just one or the other. At this point, some factions will go up, down and you will no doubt gain some good experience. I estimate him to be around level 20.
Now, head back into Northern Karana, and hand the flute over to the bard sitting against the pillar. She, as thanks, will give you Page 2 of the winds of Karana, some experience, faction and occasionally a small cash reward.
You are almost complete. Head back into Southern Karana and hand both the pages to Vhalen at the same time. You will gain Faction, a small amount of money, and a Bard song. This song appears to be random, and usually low level.
Reward: Song: Jaxan's Jig o' Vigor