Songweaver's Important Task  

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:90
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
  • Starting
Faction Required:
League of Antonican Bards (Min: Apprehensive)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Era:Planes of Power
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
Appropriate Races:
Entered: Thu May 9 14:48:48 2002
Modified: Sun Sep 15 06:50:45 2019
You say 'Hail Sten Harnak'

Sten Harnak says 'Greetings to you _____. I am Sten Harnak Virtuoso of Freeport. I have lived in Freeport and studied the art of songweaving here for all of my days. I am always eager to see new faces here in our concert hall. If you are here for a performance I am afraid it does not start till a bit later but if you are a young bard in training then I might have some [work] for you.'

You say, 'What work'

Sten Harnak says 'Well I have numerous concerts here that I must prepare for so I always must be sure that I have the best possible support as far as my fellow bards go. I am always seeking new young talent to sing in our concerts. If you are a bard I have made tasks for you to complete to see if you are a worthy songweaver. These tasks will test your determination and battle skills. I would only allow one that has completed all of my [specific tests] to sing in my concert hall.'

You say, 'What specific tests?'

Sten Harnak says 'If you are ready to begin your training I will assign you a number of tests. These tests will enable you to outfit yourself with a suit of armor only worn by the most respected musicians of Freeport. First, I will present you with a Songweavers Assembly Kit. In this kit you will combine certain [recipes] that will be magically formed into an armor material. Each one of these materials will need to be combined in a forge with the appropriate mold to make your armor piece.'

You say, 'What recipes'

Sten Harnak says 'I have the material recipes available for Songweavers Platemail [Helms], [Bracers], [Armguards], [Boots], [Greaves], [Gauntlets] and [Breastplates]. When you are ready to craft a specific piece simply tell me what armor piece you [want] to craft. For example if you would wish to craft a helm tell me
'I want to craft a helm'. Also please keep in mind that the components necessary for crafting your breastplate material are the most difficult to collect so you might want to collect them last.'

You say, 'I want to craft a breastplate'

Sten Harnak says 'The right breastplate will defend you from most lifethreating attacks that you may endure while in training. With that said I am very happy to see that you are already set to collect your breastplate material componenets. To create your breastplate material you will need to combine 5 Bricks of Crude Iron Ore, 1 Coyote Skull, 1 Darkweed Snake Bile, 1 Enlarged Fire Beetle Leg, 1 Vial of Smoke and 1 Young Plains Cat Backbone in your assembly kit. Once you have created the proper material take it to a forge along with this mold to fashion your very own Songweavers Platemail Breastplate. Please return to me after you have completed your final armor piece because I have one more [important task] for you.'

You say, 'What important task'

Sten Harnak says 'There has been numerous reports lately of the Orcs in the Commonlands being up to no good. Some actually believe that they are stockpiling wood for some odd reason. Regardless of their purpose the increased number of orcs in any given area just spells trouble for all the surrounding areas. I need you to go and [collect some warbeads] from some high ranking orcs. Obtaining these warbeads will not be easy I would presume. Will you assist me in this final task?'

You say, 'I will collect some warbeads'

Sten Harnak says 'I am very pleased to hear that you will be able to help us. The warbeads that I require will be found on specific Orc Chieftans. I am sure they are not alone and are well guarded so make sure you bring companions with you that are well proven on the battlefield. Bring me the warbeads of Chief Fosloas, Diedridan and Kelleru. I look forward to seeing you soon.'

Upon handing in the three warbeads:

Sten Harnak says 'I knew I could count on you _____! The defeat of these high ranking orcs will definitely be a positive turn in our constant battle of ridding the commons of these vile creatures. For your dedication to the Choir of Lore I would like to present you with this blade. May it keep you safe and serve you well wherever your journeys may take you.'

Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 25.
Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 3.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 3.
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 an Etched Songweavers Longsword.
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faction required
# Aug 30 2019 at 8:48 PM Rating: Good
33 posts
Unable to turn in warbeads at Dubious. Indifferent invisibility trick worked at ready to attack Iksar. Min faction required > Dubious
Update. ~50 min respawn for chiefs

Edit: Update. Min required Apprehensively. Dubious no good

Edited, Sep 14th 2019 8:36pm by Irredine
faction required
# Sep 14 2019 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
Update: Requires at least Apprehensively for turn in.
Faction for completing task
# Jan 02 2019 at 5:48 PM Rating: Excellent
1,438 posts
[Wed Jan 02 18:47:10 2019] Sten Harnak says, 'I knew I could count on you Knobinshu! The defeat of these high ranking orcs will definitely be a positive turn in our constant battle of ridding the commons of these vile creatures. For your dedication to the Choir of Lore I would like to present you with this blade. May it keep you safe and serve you well wherever your journeys may take you.'
[Wed Jan 02 18:47:10 2019] Your faction standing with League of Antonican Bards has been adjusted by 25.
[Wed Jan 02 18:47:10 2019] Your faction standing with Knights of Truth has been adjusted by 3.
[Wed Jan 02 18:47:10 2019] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 3.
[Wed Jan 02 18:47:10 2019] Your faction standing with Ring of Scale has been adjusted by -1.
[Wed Jan 02 18:47:10 2019] Your faction standing with Mayong Mistmoore has been adjusted by -1.
[Wed Jan 02 18:47:10 2019] You gain experience (with a bonus)!
[Wed Jan 02 18:47:18 2019] You say, 'Songweaver's Etched Longsword'
Factions hits
# Oct 22 2017 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
200 posts
When turning in the three warbeads:

Knights of Truth +3
Guards of Qeynos +3
Ring of Scale -1
Mayong Mistmoore -1
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In Game?
# Jul 16 2006 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
Is this quest still in the game?
In Game?
# Jan 08 2007 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
Yes, it is. He's in the back of the guild.
In Game?
# Jul 17 2006 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
i am afraid not. I could not find the NPC who should be in the bard guild....
# Mar 10 2004 at 5:56 PM Rating: Default
Ok I am having major issues with this. I ask "What specific tasks?" and he gives me the text for the final task, instead of the assembly kit and the armor list.
# May 16 2003 at 5:28 AM Rating: Default
Damn newbies have it easy these days. I just got an alt a full set of this **** for fun and it only took a couple hours of slaughtering different mobs and running around to get the molds and stuff. 8/30 weap is nice for a newbie weap too, I prefer my hammer of battle though, thanks rott items.
Chief Wasolors ???
# Feb 09 2003 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
This may have absolutely nothing to do with the bard quest but I have looked everywhere & this post area is the closest match I have found. Please, maybe someone can help a DarkElf out here. I killed an Orc in Nek Forest and got 'Chief Wasolors Prayer Beads' anyone have any idea who they go to ? I have searched Nerriak quests with no avail. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
RE: Chief Wasolors ???
# Jan 06 2004 at 2:41 AM Rating: Decent
Nek Woods Chief Beads are for this quest

Which results in a Wiz, Mag, Enc dagger.

5/25, int 2 mana 20
wood elf bards
# Nov 03 2002 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
For you wonderful wood elf bards, there IS a newbie bard quest based in Kelethin, the Tranquilsong Armor quest. So good luck!
RE: ???
# Oct 12 2002 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
Nobody likes Wood elfs in Freeport. Specially ones that think they can sing. GO BACK HOME.

JK JK .....they get the Trainquilsong newbie armor quest in Kelethin. It's better than Freeport's armor so don't worry.
Easy finish
# Aug 09 2002 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
I got mine at lvl 2. Just hang out by an orc camp and ask if you can loot the beads. Most of the time know one wants them and you can get them without working.
Also at the charactor selct screen my bard tries to play it like a wind instrument which leads to pretty funny pics
# Jul 10 2002 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
When you equpit the sword does it look cool in any sort of way or is it just a crappy looking Short Sword or is it a cool looking epic style.Because you get more respect from the players if you have cool looking stuff. Thats why in EC while trading peeps buy a suit of dyed cheap Fine Plate just to look cool and not wear their normal armor whick looks like a rainbow. =)

Edited, Wed Jul 10 16:19:13 2002
# Jul 03 2002 at 3:14 AM Rating: Default
after finishing the armor and getting the beads I went back to the npc (with the armor on) and performed the above questions. After giving him the beads he gave me the sword and one of the string of beads back. My question/problem is this, everytime I hail him he starts over with this quest again as if I'd never done it. This whole quest was supposed to be a test to what sounded like some other work after it was over, but he is still stuck on the same quest. Is there something else I'm suppposed to do or is that the only quest he has and will ever have?
RE: Finished
# Jul 16 2002 at 3:22 AM Rating: Default
He gives the same quest because that is all he has been programmed to do. You are indeed finished, however the npc will give you the same jibber jabber as many times as ya wanna go through it with him because that is all he is good for, other than training some skills.
The longsword
# Jun 19 2002 at 9:17 PM Rating: Default
At about what level can this be done? I got
the helm and bracers at level 3 and am working on the rest,so any info would be usefull

Flee,bard of Sullon Zek

Up date
# May 11 2002 at 5:38 AM Rating: Default
I just got the sword not too long ago. stats are 8/30 magic lore and no drop not too bad I just wish it had pluses to stats too but it looks cool so I don't care :D
# May 10 2002 at 12:51 PM Rating: Default
If what was written down at may9th by an anon is correct then this weapon is better then the DE SK newb weapon. Wierd considering SK's are Much more of a tank than a Bard.
RE: strange
# May 13 2002 at 10:59 AM Rating: Default
Don't talk and whine too fast. The new SK newbie quest armor has an "Important Task" as well. If SK's kill the same named orcs and get the same warbeads I will bet that they get a newbie weapon, too.
RE: strange
# May 12 2002 at 7:15 AM Rating: Decent
A bard's melee offensive abilities are less then any other melee/hybrid class. Giving a bard a weapon with better dmg/dly then, say, a SK does not mean the bard will outdamage the SK. For example bards never get double attack so even with the same weapons the actual damage will fall short compaired to an SK.

Look at the Luclin and Chardok bard only weapons. The dmg/dly on many are insane. Bard only Wristsnapper is 10 damage and 18 delay. In the hands of a monk it would be devistating. But in the hands of a bard the actual damage will be less then the average melee/hybrid.

So don't drool at a bard only weapon and think your class got screwed. Good bard only weapons were put into the game at the end of VI's melee balancing to up our damage. VI has stated that the ideal amount of bard damage vs a warrior damage is 65%.

Furioso, 53 bard
RE: strange
# Dec 06 2002 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
72 posts
Actually, we bards do get double attack.... at 61 ;) PoP AA Ability, train once every lvl through 65, not sure how often it actually works, though. Even with it, I doubt we'll outdamage warriors... especially with their new PoP abilities. Oh well, who needs to when we can sing? :)
RE: strange
# May 27 2002 at 4:27 PM Rating: Default
LOL :p
# May 10 2002 at 3:29 AM Rating: Default
What about woodelf bards?
RE: ???
# May 10 2002 at 11:40 AM Rating: Default
These are newbie quests for the city of Freeport. Other cities have similar ones, I assume that all cities and race/classes will soon be getting thier own newbie quests.

Karana Server
# May 10 2002 at 1:58 AM Rating: Default
Are the quest items usable by half-elfs?
RE: Question
# Oct 22 2002 at 6:29 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Tue Oct 22 07:11:48 2002
RE: Question
# May 10 2002 at 2:54 AM Rating: Default
Orc Chiefs
# May 09 2002 at 2:31 PM Rating: Default
The orc chiefs can be found at the orc camps in the East Commons. Fosloas and Diedridan can be found at orc 1 while Kelleru is at orc 2. They spawn in the tents and from what I can tell they have placeholders of legionnares, oracles, and weaponsmiths.
RE: Orc Chiefs
# May 14 2002 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
And every now and then Lord Shin Ree, who wiped out a full group of 11-12's in a matter of seconds, will spawn in the same tent as the orc chiefs. He doesn't spawn very often and he despawns sometimes, but watch out for him.
# May 09 2002 at 2:29 PM Rating: Default
The reward for this quest is an Etched Songweavers Longsword (1HS). Its magic, lore, no drop and does 8 damage with a 30 attack delay. Not bad for a newbie weapon.
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