Bard Epic: Singing Short Sword  

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Level:50
Maximum Level:120
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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Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon May 13 15:38:55 2002
Modified: Thu Feb 3 02:23:56 2022


Click HERE for a summary of this quest.

NOTE: A patch on April 22, 2015, added a work-around to obtain bottleneck items from Phinigel Autropos (Kedge Keep), Gorenaire (Dreadlands), and Talendor (Skyfire Mountains).

- In Kedge Keep, a harbinger of the seas can help adventurers get their epic 1.0 pieces that would normally drop from Phinigel Autropos.
- In Dreadlands, a harbinger of frost can help adventurers get their epic 1.0 pieces that would normally drop from Gorenaire.
- In Skyfire Mountains, a harbinger of flame can help adventurers get their epic 1.0 pieces that would normally drop from Talendor.


NOTE: A Patch on June 22, 2016, removed the Undead Bard from TLP Servers only and put the Undead Dragongut Strings back on Trakanon himself.




Quick Checklist / Guide

[ ] Maestro's Symphony Page 24 Top
    ( ) Talk to Konia Swiftfoot in Western Karana, receive a torch
    ( ) Give the torch to Fajio Knejo in Misty Thicket, receive torch
    ( ) Give the torch to Andad Filla in Southern Desert of Ro, receive torch
    ( ) Give the torch to Misty Tekcihta in Lake Rathetear, receive ring Proof of Speed
    ( ) Give the ring to Konia Swiftfoot in Western Karana, receive Maestro's Symphony Page 24 Top

[ ] Maestro's Symphony Page 24 Bottom
    ( ) Ask Baenar Swiftsong in South Karana, “what doll,” receive invoice
    ( ) Take the invoice to Marfen Binkdirple in Solusek's Eye, receive a Mechanical Doll
    ( ) Give the Mechanical Doll to Serra in Unrest, receive a note
    ( ) Give the note to Baenar Swiftsong, receive a note
    ( ) Give the note to Maligar in Western Plains of Karana
    ( ) Kill Maligar's Enraged Doppleganger, loot his head
    ( ) Give the head to Baenar Swiftsong, receive Mahlin's Mystical Bongos.
    ( ) Give Mahlin's Mystical Bongos to Konia Swiftfoot, receive Maestro's Symphony Page 24 Bottom

[ ] Maestro's Symphony Page 25
    ( ) Kill Blackwing in Rathe Mountains, loot Onyx Drake Gut
    ( ) Kill Nezekezena or Phurzikon in Burning Woods, loot Red Wurm Gut
    ( ) Kill Eldrig the Old in Skyfire Mountains, loot Chromodrac Gut
    ( ) Give all the guts to Kelkim Menkia in South Karana, receive Maestro's Symphony Page 25

[ ] Mystical Lute Head
    ( ) Kill Quag Maelstrom in Ocean of Tears, loot Alluring Horn.
    ( ) Give Alluring Horn to Vedico Windwhisper in Butcherblock Mountains, receive a Note to Forpar.
    ( ) Give Note to Forpar to Forpar Fizfla in Steamfont Mountains.
    ( ) Say "What Components" to Forpar Fizfla, Receive Forpar's Note to Himself.
    ( ) Kill Phinigel Autropos in Kedge Keep, loot Kedge Backbone
    ( ) Kill an Amygdalan warrior in Plane of Fear, loot Amygdalan Tendril
    ( ) Kill Drolvarg Warlord in Karnor's Castle, loot Petrified Werewolf Skull
    ( ) Give Note to Forpar, Kedge Backbone, Amygdalan Tendril, Petrified Werewolf Skull to Forpar and receive Mystical Lute Head

[ ] Mystical Lute Body
    ( ) Kill a red dragon and loot Red Dragon Scales (Lord Nagafen, Zordakalicus Ragefire, Talendor , Nortlav the Scalekeeper)
    ( ) Kill a white dragon (Lady Vox, Gorenaire), loot White Dragon Scales
    ( ) Give 1 metal bits (smithed), Red Dragon Scales and White Dragon Scales to Forpar, receive Mystical Lute Body

[ ] Undead Dragongut Strings
    ( ) Live servers onlyGive Undead Bard in Old Sebilis the Mystical Lute Body to spawn a triggered version of Trakanon.
    ( ) Kill Trakanon in Old Sebilis, loot Undead Dragongut Strings

[ ] Mystical Lute
    ( ) Give Mystical Lute Head, Mystical Lute Body and Undead Dragongut Strings to Forpar, receive the Mystical Lute

[ ] Singing Short Sword!
    ( ) Give Maestro's Symphony Page 24 top, Maestro's Symphony Page 24 bottom, Maestro's Symphony Page 25 and Mystical
   Lute to Baldric Slezaf, receive Singing Short Sword




Full Walkthrough
  • 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 Tekcihta in Lake Rathetear (by the 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, who is in West Karana at loc 1200, -10900. 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 and bring a raidforce to Trakanon's lair in Old Sebilis at -2085, -705.

  • Kill Trakanon and loot the Undead Dragongut Strings from him. On Live servers, spawn the triggered version of Trakanon by giving the Undead Bard the Mystical Lute Body.


  • 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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    A little digging on the wayback machine and Eqdiva
    # Aug 17 2021 at 4:18 PM Rating: Good
    Submitted by Kyrisha Soerbaird
    49 Bard of Bertoxxulous

    This Bard Epic detail is for those who want the whole history of the Bard Epic, which was a missing piece of the epic back in 2001. This describes how bards figured out to talk about a doll to Braener Swiftsong. It all starts in Unrest, talk to the the little ghost girl Serra, who is trapped here near the Estate of Unrest. People have reported that a little girl in North Qeynos also talks about a little doll, perhaps this part originates there.

    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, 'What something did you lose?'
    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...'
    At this point, she hands you a Ripped Qeynos Bards Guild Flyer.
    You say, 'what note?'
    Serra says 'I hope it will help you out. Please find him so I can leave this place?

    [Head to the Bard Guild in South Qeynos]
    Belious Naliedin kindly considers you - what would you like your tombstone to say?
    You say, 'hail Belious Naliedin'
    Belious Naliedin says 'Welcome, my name is Belious Naliedin of the League of Antonican Bards. A few years ago, I finally saved up the money and bought this place. I settled in and have been working here ever since.
    You say, 'I was given a ripped Qeynos Bards Guild Flyer.'
    or
    You say, 'I seek a famous Bard'
    both resulted in...
    Belious Naliedin says 'A famous bard, you say? Why you must be seeking none other than the great Baenar Swiftsong! He is not here as you can see. Mayhap you seek an audience with him? He is a busy man and has not the time to speak with everyone who wishes to preoccupy his time with useless prattle! You are many and he is but one! Leave him be, I beg of you, to continue his songwriting in peace.'

    [Give him the Flyer and he says the exact same thing as above and you get experience.]

    You say, 'I seek an audience with him.'
    Belious Naliedin says 'Ah! In order to gain an audience with him, you must have a letter of introduction from me, otherwise he will not give you the time of day. 'Belious laughs briefly.'
    You say, 'Give me a letter of introduction.'
    Belious Naliedin looks around. 'Well, you want a letter of introduction, eh? I think that fifty shiny platinum pieces sounds like a good introduction to me, my friend.'
    [Hand him 50pp and he continues:]
    Belious Naliedin says 'Ah! Here is that letter of introduction I was looking for! Baenar likes to frequent a serene fountain in the southern Karanas. He finds the peace there accommodating to his work. He may even sing a tale for you if the mood strikes him.

    You receive A Letter of Introduction and some experience gain. Next stop, South Karana.

    You say, 'hail Baenar Swiftsong'
    Baenar Swiftsong says 'Please, I am trying to work here. If you bother me I will write a horrible song about you and sing it from the mountain tops!
    Various phrases about the letter of introduction and Belious were tried, but to no avail. I finally handed him the Letter of Introduction:
    Baenar Swiftsong says 'So, Belious Naliedin sent you, eh?' Baenar shakes his head. 'I hope your letter of introduction did not empty your purse. You have the audience you seek. What is your [request]? A song perhaps? To immortalize your heroic deeds in song? How about an epic battle with a gnoll pup? I'll make you famous.'
    You say, 'I request a song' (in fact, I tried several requests, but they all resulted in the same response)
    Baenar Swiftsong says 'You have no request for me? How odd. Well, then. Perhaps a tale of [history] will do?
    You say, 'Tell me some history'
    Baenar Swiftsong strums his lute and clears his throat. 'Here is a tale of the place of torment from which souls good and bad have come to call home upon this earthly [realm].'

    And this, my fellow Bards, is where the real trigger comes into play.

    You say, 'What realm?'
    Baenar Swiftsong says 'The place I speak of is the Estate of Unrest. It is a place that the dead roam and the living detest. Garanel Rucksif was his name, a name that no longer came to be . A name that Quellious herself saw fit not to let anyone see, for a cleric loyal to her called the lands home. Open to all, the Fier'Dal, Koada'Dal and even the occasional [gnome].
    He continues at length about the history of the Estate of Unrest.
    You say, 'what gnome'
    Baenar Swiftsong says 'A mansion built by the cleric with care For he came to spread the word of Quellious to Faydwer. Garanel mad with rage, killed his wife and children three. From his dwarven homelands he now will flee. Upon this place of tranquility he stumbled upon. He tortured and killed the cleric and his kin by morning's dawn Within the sacred chapel walls the bloodshed took place. Eyes wild with rage, madness and blood upon his [face].
    You say, 'Tell me about his face.'
    Baenar Swiftsong says 'Quellious enraged by this act of violence and murder, decreed that this would continue no further! Garanel was struck down, his soul cursed forever more, to haunt the grounds of the defiled estate, guarding its bloody floor. Undead monsters, ghosts and [ghouls] slaughter all those who stray. They say his undead power grows within him to this day. This sad tale, my friends, is the Legend of Unrest.
    You say, 'what ghouls'
    Baenar Swiftsong says 'I've even heard of the ghosts of poor children haunting the estate. Have you ever [seen a child's ghost]?
    You say, 'I have seen a child's ghost.'
    Baenar Swiftsong says 'You have? Did it speak to you? What did it say? Only the essences of those unjustly wronged or the vilest of souls are bound to this realm and sometimes end up in that accursed place. Only that which binds them to this realm may set them free. Curse those who would harm an innocent child! I knew of one such unfortunate child. I was to bring her a [doll] for her birthday but she fell to a thieving cutthroat's sword!' Baenar's eyes fill with tears. 'Pardon me, friends, she was like a daughter to me. I loved her as I would my own!

    As we all know now, asking about the doll results in the Invoice which you take to Sol A.
    More Dialogue
    # Aug 15 2021 at 11:28 PM Rating: Good
    After getting the Ripped Qeynos Bards Guild Flyer you head to Qeynos to hand it in to find out who it leads to. Give it to Belious Naliedin.

    [Sun Aug 15 22:17:12 2021] Belious Naliedin says, 'A famous bard, you say? Why you must be seeking none other than the great Baenar Swiftsong! He is not here as you can see. Mayhap you seek an audience with him? He is a busy man and has not the time to speak with everyone who wishes to preoccupy his time with useless prattle! You are many and he is but one! Leave him be, I beg of you, to continue his songwriting in peace.'

    Missing dialogues
    # Aug 15 2021 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
    It's a rough part to read in the bard epic. Maligar killed Baenar's daughter. Maligar is 100% a ****. I'll be checking to see if I have any logs saved on my first bard. Someone trimmed stuff out or something, I remembered there being more.


    [Sun Aug 15 08:31:34 2021] Maligar says, 'Hmmm. What's this? A note from that silly bard Baenar? I wasn't aware that those of his kind could write, much less read.' Maligar lets out a deep laugh. 'I see you do not share my sense of humor. Let's read it, shall we? Oh, no! She's dead? I knew that already, you fool. It was by my hand she died! Ooops! Did I let that slip out? Silly me. I guess I will have to kill you now!''

    Give Baenar Maligar's head.
    [Sun Aug 15 08:46:50 2021] Baenar Swiftsong says, 'That vile dog! I knew there was something not right with him, the way he stared at everyone with contempt! Even his own wife! I curse him! I curse him to stay upon the realm and deny him what he most desires! This is too much! I cannot play or write this day. The sadness overwhelms me. In honor of Serra, the daughter that was denied to me in spirit, I vow never to play this instrument again! It was her favorite and she listened to me play for hours on end. Here take it! Take it out of my sight! Leave me be with my grief and my loss.'



    Edited, Aug 15th 2021 3:24pm by Severrian
    Maligar won't take the note from me.
    # Dec 25 2020 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
    15 posts
    I tried to give Maligar the note. He handed it back saying he didn't need it, and he and his friends attacked me. Have I been wasting my time on another broken quest? Never mind. I figured it out using charm song.

    Edited, Dec 25th 2020 6:43pm by ValentyneH
    2019 Video Guide on Mangler TLP
    # Oct 21 2019 at 4:31 PM Rating: Good
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    47 posts
    I recently made a complete video guide on doing the Bard 1.0 Epic on the Mangler TLP server. Here is the link to the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGpIE-P7J-_yEbgpr2A71IPdt1_1kCWmz

    Bard is my favorite class and the reason I play EQ. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did :)
    2019 Video Guide on Mangler TLP
    # Apr 08 2022 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
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    ibc93 wrote:
    I recently made a complete video guide on doing the Bard 1.0 Epic on the Mangler TLP server. Here is the link to the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGpIE-P7J-_yEbgpr2A71IPdt1_1kCWmz

    Bard is my favorite class and the reason I play EQ. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did :)


    As much as you did?
    Marfen Binkdirple
    # Aug 17 2019 at 5:29 PM Rating: Good
    3 posts
    the gnome in sol. eye is named "Marfen Binkdirple" not Marfen Birkdipple
    Can complete at 35
    # Jul 09 2018 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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    36 posts
    Completed this at level 35. All turn ins cannot be done by a level 35 though.

    Baldric Slezaf will not accept items if below level 35 he will simply return them.

    Forpar Fizfla will accept the Note to Forpar at level 10 and will give the note to himself. However after this he will not accept any items until a higher level. I've read this to be at least level 46.

    Kelkim Menkia will not accept any of the guts from a low level. Probably the same as Forpar.

    How to do this at 35.

    Maestro's Symphony Page 24 Top can be gotten at very low levels. My bard was level 10.

    Maestro's Symphony Page 24 Bottom can be gotten at very low levels with help. My bard was level 10.

    Maestro's Symphony Page 25 since Kelkim will not accept items from a low level toon this must be multi quested by a high level toon. I tried this at level 10 and again at 35 and Kelkim simply handed the items back to me.

    Mystical Lute is not NO DROP as of this writing and can be traded. Have a high level toon do the turnins since Forpar will not accept items from low level toons. Once the lute is in hand, trade Mystical Lute to low level bard.

    Once the bard is level 35 head to Dreadlands and hand in Page 25 from high level toon, then both page 24 and the lute and you will get the sword. I gave Baldric Page 24 top first to ensure he will take items from a level 35, then page 25 MQ then the rest.

    Edited, Jul 10th 2018 3:17pm by hslater
    Can complete at 35
    # Nov 15 2020 at 3:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Just wanted to say that Forpar will not interact with you until level 50, I tried at 43, 46, and 50. I got the pages earlier with no problem.
    Additional Summary/Checklist
    # Jun 02 2017 at 11:50 PM Rating: Good
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    Added another Summary/Checklist in addition to the one Gidono posted last year. Also removed all mention of the Undead Bard as he has been removed as part of the epic process. Let me know if there are any errors in either the checklist or the quest itself.
    Additional Summary/Checklist
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    Apparantly the UDB was only removed from Progression Servers and I misunderstood it to mean all of them. I've readded the UDB back to the related creatures and made a note in the quest description the slight difference in how to go about getting the Undead Dragongut Strings depending on which serverset you play on.
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    I edited the formatting of this quest a little bit and added a summary at the top of the quest.
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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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    fopar requires above lvl 47
    # Feb 27 2015 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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    I had the same issue. He wouldn't accept the second set of items until my bard was level 50.
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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
    # Jul 24 2011 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
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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
    # Mar 07 2011 at 1:24 PM Rating: Good
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    Quest has now been updated :)
    Thanks.

    Edited, Mar 10th 2011 5:10pm by Takster
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    dialogues
    # Oct 12 2010 at 3:32 PM Rating: Good
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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!!
    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
    # Dec 22 2009 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
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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
    # Dec 22 2009 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
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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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    min level
    # Dec 22 2009 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
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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!!
    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.
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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.
    Spawn List
    # Apr 20 2009 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
    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
    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?
    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.


    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?
    # Feb 20 2009 at 4:28 PM 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.
    #REDACTED, Posted: Oct 20 2008 at 2:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Just finished the MQ of this for my bard twink.
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