Metal Music  

Status: Unsolved

Quest Started By:Description:
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Tue Jun 27 19:13:28 2000
Modified: Sun Jul 21 00:06:24 2019
You say, 'hail Vhalen Nostrolo'. Vhalen Nostrolo says 'Nice to meet you. Do not the plains of Karana whistle with life. This land is truly blessed by the gods. Would you like to hear a tune or do you pass? You say, 'I would like to hear a tune.' Vhalen Nostrolo says 'Inside this heart I am trapped with the sight beautiful colors, all memories of your love They attack me with fullmight . You left me here in this garden of grey Never to see the true colors of the happiness of day Here in my heart I sit and I cry You have left me alone and my colors have all died . What do you think? Is it a happy tune or a sad tune?

You say, 'A sad tune, I think.' Vhalen Nostrolo says 'It takes a broken heart to truly appreciate that tune. I am glad you enjoyed it. My dear Metala left me one year ago. The wound has healed, but the scar lives on. I am presently trying to complete a New Composition. Maybe that will turn me around. You say, 'Where is Metala?' Vhalen Nostrolo says 'My dear sweet Metala Highflit. She was a bard I trained and fell in love with. We were perfect together. We composed many love ballads during those years. I just love the way she used to brush the hair away from her face and to see her in the moonlight brought daylight to my soul . We had such times ! I remember once we had dinner at the lion's Mane and we ordered a burrow pie for desert and she got some whipped cream on her nose ! Oh it was so cute.. Am I boring you or should I tell you where it went wrong?

You say, 'Tell me where it went wrong.' Vhalen Nostrolo says 'It was like that for years and then it all just ended. She began to hang around some man called Garuc Anehm. She started attending evening functions. She said it was choir practice for the Temple of Life. Do you want to know what I found out or am I boring you?

You say, 'What did you find out?' Vhalen Nostrolo says 'Feeling neglected, I also went to join the choir. To my shock I learned from High Priestess Jahnda that Metala never was in the choir. When I mentioned that fellow Garuc's name she gave me a dirty look and could talk no further. Must be boring you. You don't want to hear the end.

You say, 'I want to hear the end.' Vhalen Nostrolo says 'I went home to confront Metala. All I found was an empty house and a note. 'Sorry to leave. Thank you for all you have taught me. My new friends have showed me new paths of pain. My music shall sing for a new generation of bard. Goodbye.' I never saw her again. What ever she has started is twisted and contorted. It is not the music of the soul. She must surely be stopped before it is too late. Please go. I do not feel like talking any further of this.

I am not sure where you find Metala, or where this goes, if anywhere (it might just be a statement against Heavy Metal Music by the writer). However, I have been told, but cannot confirm, that Metala has been spotted in Mistmoore.
Submitted by: Khallin Spiritcaller
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# Jan 07 2005 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
Quest Solved????
Since Metala is the final mob (found in Plane of Torment) for bard 1.5 epic does that mean they realized she was never in the game until now? Or was this quest not really a quest at all? (I find that hard to believe though) It was likely always broken but at least shes in the game now.
# Nov 09 2003 at 4:33 AM Rating: Excellent
Garuc Anehm is in the Qeynos Aqueducts, and seemingly is part of another quest. Whether he is involved in this one, or if he's just a cameo of some kind, I don't know.

I may hop on my bard tomorrow and see if I can illusion and/or faction song the Bloodsabers and get some info from him.

No mention of Metala Highflit or any deviance of that name in the bestiary, however I did stumble across an old old post. Circa May 1999, not long after EQ first debuted.

So possibly this is just a dead end to a no-longer-spawning mob. My guess is that he just points bards to the girl who's a corrupt bard, and drops the bard song that used to not be buyable... or something.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 21 2002 at 1:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ich bin god
# May 24 2002 at 11:33 PM Rating: Default
Has anybody tried talking to Garuc? He hangs out in the aqueducts a lot. Never see a bard down there though.. maybe if you ask him? Like.. "Where is Metala" "Who is Metala" Maybe he'll tell you.. if you have good enough faction that is.
i wonder
# Oct 08 2001 at 8:53 AM Rating: Default
I got a "nostrolo's tambourine but lack of wanting to do the quest agian makes me wonder what would happen if you gave him his ole tambo back... i mean they do have the same name...
Perhaps Qeynos sewers
# Aug 11 2001 at 2:05 PM Rating: Default
He mentions asking the Temple of Life in Qeynos, and they are offended by the man's name, and won't say more. The Temple of Life's worst enemies are the Bloodsabers, in the sewers of Qeynos. The Bloodsabers are followers of Bertoxxulous, so that would fit in with the "new path of pain".

I'd try asking around there, in the Temple or do some sewer crawling. There fewer wandering guards near the sewer shrine recently (also means the zone was updated so may have been linked with this quest), so it may be safe go have a look around, just don't go through any false walls.
Mitchnadrawdes mask
# May 23 2001 at 12:25 AM Rating: Default
Actually i just read that Metala is found deep in the sea of Freeport and you have to tell her the words of the song then kill a visage of Cazic thule for a sweet mask
could have been a lie though seemed to good to be true.

Nadiena Devine
42nd song of povar
The Hermit
# Apr 27 2001 at 8:21 AM Rating: Default
Ok ive done that bard hermitt quest in Sk and all it gives you is the song sheet for bards "Hymn of Resturation" if thats how you spell it :)
And you get page 1 from the hermit but page 2 you get by taking The Hermitts flute and giving it to another bard in Nk forgot her name but she is standing next to the druid rings :)
give her the flute and get page 2 turn them both in and get some lvl 1 bard song :(
which doesnt help a 32 monk back :(
and btw hermitt usually camped for the xp i heard

Evil bards?
# Mar 24 2001 at 9:42 AM Rating: Default
It almost sounds like a possibility of evil-worshiping bards in the future of the game. "My new friends have showed me new paths of pain"... sounds like a worshiper of Cazic, Inorruuk or Bertox. Just an idea.
RE: Evil bards?
# May 14 2001 at 10:25 AM Rating: Default
Perhaps Metala simply DING'd to level 2 and got Chords of Dissonance...?
RE: Evil bards?
# Apr 14 2002 at 11:55 AM Rating: Default
undead bards in EverFrost?
# Jan 04 2001 at 1:21 PM Rating: Default
There are some undead bards or something in Everfrost that drop songs or something, I have never seen them, but they are on the beastiary list on this site...there are 3 of them and they are level 10, but suppposedly they are very easy
RE: undead bards in EverFrost?
# Mar 30 2001 at 1:37 AM Rating: Default
THE Lyricist, the Vengeful and the Soloist?
RE: undead bards in EverFrost?
# Jan 15 2001 at 12:39 PM Rating: Default
these bards are for a quest in halas.
return their diary pages to a lady in
the bar and you get book of baking receipes.
do it again and you get book with other receipes.
nothing to do with guy in SK...
Sheet music
# Dec 16 2000 at 10:43 PM Rating: Default
After you say it is a sad tune, he mentions working on a new composition. The pages were stolen by some hermit in the karanas and he asks for you to get them back, I dont know where that goes yet.
RE: Sheet music
# Feb 09 2001 at 2:17 PM Rating: Default
Actually I think you have to say happy tune. then he says that it needs some work but the hermit stole the sheet music while he was preoccupied. But i also do not know where this leads there is a hermit in sk but he is ussually camped.
RE: Sheet music
# Mar 02 2001 at 3:33 AM Rating: Default
I've gotten the music from the hermit. I believe it is called the Winds of Karana, or something like that. Unfortunately, there is more than the one page, since I gave the page to the bard and he said he needed another. No idea where the other page drops though, or what the little quest gives as a reward.
# Dec 10 2000 at 6:15 PM Rating: Default
i heard there is a tambourine that you get from him by giving him coins from firiona vie, i have no clue as to which ones cause i came here to find out

Fortesque Bard of the 23rd Song
RE: drum
# Feb 26 2001 at 9:47 AM Rating: Default
The ancient coins have nothing to do with this guy, those coins are part of a quest that starts in the bank in Firiona Vie, and the reward is Nostrolo's Tambourine. Look it up :)
RE: drum
# Oct 30 2001 at 4:47 AM Rating: Decent
From Anon: The ancient coins have nothing to do with this guy, those coins are part of a quest that starts in the bank in Firiona Vie, and the reward is Nostrolo's Tambourine. Look it up :)

Vhalen Nostrolo....hmmm, same last name, guess they do have someting to do with this guy, not sure if its him directly, but its still got something to do wit him

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