Bard Epic: Singing Short Sword  

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Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Epic
  • Experience
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Related Quests:
Era:Ruins of Kunark
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Mon May 13 15:38:55 2002
Modified: Sat Feb 8 15:50:13 2020

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 Tekchita 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 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, ______. 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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    # Mar 15 2008 at 8:24 PM Rating: Good
    10 posts
    Its "Baenar Swiftsong" not "Breanar Swiftsong" no "r" :)

    And its "Kelkim Menkia" not "Kelkin Mekia"

    *these are typos in the text above :)

    Edited, Mar 19th 2008 7:31pm by Elprezidenty

    Edited, Mar 19th 2008 7:33pm by Elprezidenty
    Bard Epic
    # Mar 06 2008 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
    92 posts
    The part for 2nd half of page 24 where it says...

    Take the doll to the Estate of Unrest and give the doll to Serra, who is next to the gnomish speulunker. Serra will give you a Ripped Qeynos Bard Guild Flyer.

    Should say "Note for Baenar" instead of "Ripped Qeynos Bard Guild Flyer".

    Got me a little confused when I came back to the quest after couple of hours.
    80 Carp, 80 Tailor, 80 Jew, 80 Sage, 400 Tinkerer, 80 Troubador, 70 Illusionist...
    a little info...
    # Dec 19 2007 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
    2,308 posts

    Then take that torch to Misty Tekchita in Lake Rathe (by arena zone). This will get you a ring.

    This ring is Proof of Speed
    Somewhere heckling Fleven about updating quest info lol...
    a little info...
    # Dec 19 2007 at 9:07 AM Rating: Excellent
    Ungainly Ninja
    6,998 posts
    fcoty wrote:

    Then take that torch to Misty Tekchita in Lake Rathe (by arena zone). This will get you a ring.

    This ring is Proof of Speed

    Updated, thanks.
    # Sep 21 2007 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
    I tried to MQ and failed, here is what I did

    I did task with aluring horn and took it to BB and got letter for fopar
    took Fopar his letter, with bard
    ALT Turned in the backbone/tenical
    Bard turned in the wolf head

    Nothing, not even a message, both toons where ally. anyone able to tell me what i did wronge?
    # Oct 13 2007 at 5:56 AM Rating: Default
    # Sep 21 2007 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
    sent 2 times, opps

    Edited, Sep 21st 2007 3:29pm by daheeler
    faction fix
    # May 28 2007 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
    I used sneak and handed the items in from behind and it worked fine. I think almost every bard gets sneak.
    Lute Body
    # May 26 2007 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
    Decided to start farming the summoned Trakanon, since he the UDB is generally up on my server, so I bought the scales, made some metal bits, and turned them in (I had Amiable faction). Sure enough, gave me the Lute Body. Reason I'm posting this is that I'm a 70 Ranger, and have never done anything for the bard epic prior to the Lute Body, so you can get this without doing anything else before it, if anyone cares =)
    # Jan 29 2007 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
    Dont turn crap into Forpar unless you faction is good-reminder!!!!! It needs to be posted in the script!!!! HE WILL EAT YOUR ITEMS...
    Level 46
    # Nov 24 2006 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
    I just completed this last night on my level 46 bard, so it is 46-75 not 50-75.
    Level 46
    # Jan 24 2007 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
    Can anyone confirm this level? I have done part of the epic at 46 but the gnome outside akanon started calling me a whelp at the part right before the white dragonscale turn in and I dun wanna lose my scales~!!!
    Level 46
    # Jan 29 2007 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
    Just attempted to hand in the scales and bits at 46, no go. He handed the items back. I was singing alliance which made me amiable. I then tried with gnome illusion (potion) and alliance and same. Am I missing something?
    Level 46
    # Mar 09 2007 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
    Sorry about my post didn't elaborate enough. I did the whole lute part on my main ( 75 druid ) then gave lute to bard. From there i turned in the 3 pages and lute. The gut string page, page 25, I also had someone MQ Eldrig gut for me ( this was on the 46 bard ).
    Level 46
    # Mar 30 2007 at 1:20 AM Rating: Default
    i figured as much... there is no way to get epic at 46 without MQ.
    Level 46
    # Apr 04 2007 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
    77 posts
    The whole thing with this 46 stuff. the Turn in to the gnome you have to be 50. HAVE TO BE 50 or he won't talk to you. For the turn in to the undead Bard you need to be 51 because he asked if you're a Minstrel - 51 -54 title is Minstrel.
    # Oct 18 2006 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
    Just something I found out today, if you con threateningly to Maligar and you need to turn in, and since the range of the alliance song is too short and you'll aggro him, just use calm, then get closer for alliance, and you should be dubious for turn in =)
    TWO spawns for Eldrig the Old
    # Aug 24 2006 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
    7 posts
    AS OF 24 AUGUST 2006

    I been working on my twink bard epic and today I zoned into skyfire to find TWO I repeat TWO Eldrig the Old up and gated them both to there bind spots to comfirm their spawn spots and I can comfirm both the spawn spots post before spawn him.
    p1780, n3860 AND p500, n4000
    # Aug 02 2006 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
    29 posts
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    mistake in write-up
    # Jul 10 2006 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
    55 posts
    the quest desription for part 2 of the 24th page is a bit off. when you talk to serra for the 1st time you ask her about her doll and she mentions a man was supposed to bring it to her, but she cannot remember his name and gives you the only clue she has: the ripped Quenos bard guild flier, you give that to Belious Naliedin, and he tells you about Baenar which is why you ask him about the doll. The note that Serra gives you after the doll is the "Note to Baenar" which naturally you give to Baenar to continue the quest as written
    Concerning the Undead Bard
    # Jun 22 2006 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
    If your server gets taken offline for maintenance/updates, get ready. The spawn timers for all your mobs reset when the server comes back online. I finally got the Undead Bard spawn following a server reset (and 18 hours of no sleep....)

    I had been down there a couple of times before with my guild, looking for him. Even if you don't catch the spawn, this can be a good zone to level in.
    MQ/INVIS/Bla bla
    # Jun 16 2006 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
    Just wanted to provide some MQ/Invis feedback.

    I killed like all the mobs with my Main, and my bard is 67, and I had ended up looting the Warlord Head with my main(the other pieces i let my bard loot).

    Now when i went to do the turn ins etc, my bard was App and I was Dub.

    I was a little nervous, but I grouped up, turned on invis song, opened a trade window with the little dude, turned in the head, then opened it on the bard bla bla,

    Anyhoo, invis song, to indiff and MQ all worked perfectly and im onto undead bard(who isnt up darn it).

    I would alsolike to note :-( that through some type of bug, i had looted the backbone one time, yet it poofed and GM's swore there was no record of me looting it..

    So i had to kill him 7 more times before he dropped it again, easy solo for me including all his guards but a P.I.M.A to do again for a stupid bug
    Baldric Slezaf
    # May 12 2006 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
    I have been sitting in dreadlands on my bard for about 3 hours now and Baldric Slezaf still isn't up. Is his spawn broken or something? I have everything ready for turn in but can't find him anywhere, he isn't inside pyramids or anything.. odd
    Undead Bard Loc
    # Mar 03 2006 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
    The Undead Bard in Old Selbis can be found at
    -2087, -705

    Victory is Sweet :)
    # Jan 24 2006 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
    dropped from an Amygdalan knight tonight
    # Oct 09 2005 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
    woah wait a minute... i read through this and it seems that you cna jsut buy the mystical lute and ure done with like 3/4 of your epic!? is this true!? i mean if you buy this that means you dont have to kill phinny and all those dudes? jsut want to know im gonna read this again and again.
    RE: WOAH
    # Mar 27 2006 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
    72 posts
    I also want to know if this is true, I have seen Mystical Lute's for sale in the bazaar for the past month... Hell, If I can just buy that and be almost done i'll be pretty happy =].
    Undead Dragon Guts
    # Aug 25 2005 at 1:51 AM Rating: Default
    Did the MQ tonight, thank you Dillingers. I had Head, Body on my bard, and Dillingers had the undead guts, and we did the MQ np
    # May 04 2005 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
    Anyone know if the undead dragon gut strings are MQable seeing as tho you have to turn in the lute head, body AND guts?
    # Dec 31 2004 at 9:30 AM Rating: Default
    136 posts
    I wanted the Composer title so I did this quest as a shaman. The final turn in WILL NOT give you the epic or title if you are no bard.

    A MQ of the final turn in may still work but I havent confirmed it.
    RE: Shaman
    # Jul 06 2005 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
    The quest is not what gives you the title... it's having it inventory or bank. Trust me -- I kept losing my title every time I died because epic was on my body not on me or in the bank.

    Oh yeah and I believe they coded it so that only the epic's class recieves the epic.

    Edited, Wed Jul 6 21:46:29 2005
    My check list
    # Dec 30 2004 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
    136 posts
    I was trying to post my quest check list here but the forum software screws up and just brings up an empy page if I copy the file contents here and hit post/edit.
    I'm only taken to an empty page at

    but posting doesnt work.

    The writeup above is nice but it's no check list to print and work with.

    Edited, Thu Dec 30 19:27:07 2004
    # Aug 23 2004 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
    128 posts
    Last Night I was in Unrest hunting for some Dwarven work boots an generally fooling around. I came across Serra. Who said she " Could not leave this place until she had her Doll." I askerd her "What Doll" and she gave me "a Ripped Qeynos Bards Guild Flyer". is this the note listed in the quest? if it is .... broken quest.
    There is a Finite amount of intelligence in the world, and we keep breeding ......
    lvl restrictions on epics
    # Apr 04 2004 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
    i seem to remember that they put a lvl restriction on epics (52???)looooong time ago ... is my memory worse than i thought and this is not true?
    RE: lvl restrictions on epics
    # Jun 18 2004 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
    11 posts
    You have to be level 51 or the quest NPC's won't even talk to you. It's not a usage restriction, the NPC's will just hand you back the items and say "try again." has explicit text in their walkthrough.

    Is it worth getting?

    Well, I am level 65, I am flagged for time and uqua. I am currently finishing the epic quest, on my last kill, waiting on it to spawn now.

    I created my character april 10, 1999, and have been 65 for a long while now, and have well over 200 AA points.

    Bards will tell you the epic is worthwhile. What you have to do is consider it for yourself. I am doing it only because other, nonbards will not leave me alone about not having done it.

    The instrument modifier is garbage for everything except singing. You can go to kelethin and buy the same modifier, or you can go to katta and buy a 22 modifier. The instrument modifiers on any real instrument are much higher.

    The common arguement is that it is every instrument modifier. On a raid, if you are using an epic for area resists, you are giving the raid less than half the resists you could give with other items. A TDoK, especially before AA are purchased, gives far more resists.

    Another arguement is the singing modifier. Sining modifier is for psalm line spells, and impacts the damage shield and resists. It's worthwhile. However, plane of torment drops an item with a 20 singing modifier, which is higher than the epic, as does water. Time drops a 24 mask and a 25 sword.

    Basically, you're looking at a little less than doubling the psalm line songs, and not having to equip instruments in cases where the modifier isn't helping.

    The bigger "incentive" is the haste buff. If you look at the sss and at, say, siren's song, siren's song has more or less the same buff (it's really close). The sword gives a bonus to attack, also, that the dagger misses, and sword is right clickable.

    These hastes are the same haste percentage as the PoP haste, and are base haste (so the highest takes precedence). The thing is, if you have 4 or 5 mezzed (are working crowd control), it can be really hard to haste at the same time.

    The stat bonuses, etc. on the effect are worthwhile.

    Prior to gaining access to torment and beyond, the hitpoint and stat modifiers are fairly nice as well. :) Compared to elemental weapons, etc. they aren't so hot though.
    Kianae Leafslayer
    Level 65 Bard of Infinit on E'ci
    RE: lvl restrictions on epics
    # Jan 27 2006 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
    Last I checked, sss had a combat effect and was NOT right clickable like SB, 1.5 and 2.0 (among others). The fact it is combat makes it unattractive for bards to use it while grouping or raiding since people will kill you for occupying their last buff slot with something they find useless and causing them to miss a HoT buff.

    All in all, this is just a brag piece and a stepping stone to 1.5/2.0 (which are also slacking in the mod department since other items have better mods, but the clicky effect is nice and lands on pets for those with PA -- go go bard hasted swarm pets!).

    Edited, Sat Jan 28 10:35:21 2006
    #REDACTED, Posted: Jul 28 2004 at 5:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) the best reason to do this is none of the straw men u provided. It is the fact that you have all instrument types and a singing mod in one. sure you can replace each instrument with a better one at a time, but lets see u get all the instrument mods equiped at once better then the epic without sacrificing a bunch of HPs or other is far easier to get an epic then to collect the various items you want to replace your epic with...i rather toss a FT aug on my armour then a singing 100% aug
    RE: lvl restrictions on epics
    # Aug 13 2004 at 4:43 PM Rating: Default
    Actually, if you noticed, there are items in the elementals and time that have better modifiers for ALL instruments including singing that are not instruments or weapons themselves. So, you CAN have ALL instrument modifiers at the same time when all these items are equipped. Sure they're not all on one item, but if you're a bard that is able to get to these places then you slowly start turning away from your epic for the modifiers. However, if you don't have access to that stuff or if you just aren't lucky enough then yes, the epic is nice to have. But as was said, the haste on the epic is pretty sweet. Which does give it some value. He also wasn't talking entirely about augs, because the augs are not comparable to EP and Time drops with modifiers.

    Edited, Fri Aug 13 17:47:18 2004
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