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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    doo, do do doo doo.
    # Jun 29 2002 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
    This quest always reminds me of what drives me nuts about being a bard, but I also find it rather comical most of the time. It's not the gameplay, by any means, I think being a bard is great fun. It's the roleplaying aspect. The entire epic is not about saving the world, and vanquishing evil, or anything like that, it's about gathering a couple pages for a symphony. "Hey, let's go kill Trak'Anon. Nevermind that he destroyed an empire, and is a threat to the civilized world, WE NEED HIS GUTS FOR STRINGS". Honestly! Destroying some of the most legendary creatures out there and why? TO MAKE AN INSTRUMENT. And furthermore, of all the classes, the bard is the least likely you will ever read about in some pulp fantasy. If there is a bard, they don't prance about, sing and eventually save they day, they prance about, sing, and eventually die, AND NO ONE CARES. And when you finally get to level 51, you aren't a bard any longer, but a minstrel. Not a wandering, free-spirited musician any more, but the half-enslaved entertainment for the real hero.
    The one instance I can think of in which a musician did anything notable in this sort of setting is I think it may have been a musician that killed Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, and Hero of the Tain bo Cualigne, through an underhanded and treacherous act. Although when I think of it, this may have been another failed attempt of Medb and Ailill during the Tain, and I'm just getting my facts confused. Eh, either way.
    But, I must say again, that being a bard is great fun, and I think that bards are great. I'm just not sure I can understand entirely the plotline, and roleplaying behind it.

    Edited, Sat Jun 29 16:35:12 2002
    RE: doo, do do doo doo.
    # Mar 05 2004 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
    Ever read the Spellsinger series? I believe it's by Allan Dean Foster or Piers Anthony. Rock musician transported into a world of magic that, you guessed it, includes song-spells.
    Also, the role of the Bard as a hero is well established in Celtic mythology. The proper name for much of what most people think of as "druidic" is actually bardic, and vice versa.
    OK, taking the lecture hat off. =)
    RE: doo, do do doo doo.
    # Oct 07 2003 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
    There's a wonderful bard named Kalladras in Michelle West's Sun Sword series. One of the main characters, and easily one of the more powerful ones, one who seems to always know what's going on.
    RE: doo, do do doo doo.
    # Aug 25 2003 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
    Behind every great man, it is said, there is a woman pushing him to succeed. Behind every hero is a bard pushing and sustaining him to success.

    Tamryn 52 Song Mistress.
    RE: doo, do do doo doo.
    # Aug 16 2003 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
    The epic yet it isnt really (as u said in the first post)for any "world peace" or anything like that when u kill trakanons clone for guts. It builds the idea of uniting bards and helping each other by doing one thing for another ( Just my opinion )
    RE: doo, do do doo doo.
    # Sep 15 2002 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
    Well, I do agree with the killing something as awesome as Trak for his.....GUTS!?

    But reading about bards in D&D and some other sources, one thing that I have learned and loved about a bard is thier neutrality.
    Our job is not to be the story..we tell the story. One of the coolest stories I know is one my friend told me from a book he read about this undead (maybe a lich, maybe Lord Soth, he never specified). But he let a bard into his keep and stood perfectly still for days/weeks so this famous bard could paint a picture of him. Think he'd let any other type of person, regardless of painting skill, do something like that?
    Paladin: "I will paint a pretty picture, then I will purge thee of evil!"
    Necro: "I will paint this pretty picture, then I will command thee!"
    Wizard: "I will paint this picture, but I want some spells and arcane knowledge...then I will nuke thee!"
    Bard: "Sure thing, just another story to tell for who ever I come across in a bar, adventure, where ever."
    Bards are not just musicians, they're story tellers, painters, romantics. But above all of that, bards are free. Thier freedom is at the heart of who they are, and the only way to be free is to have as few ties as possible.

    Putting it in EQ terms:
    All the best bards I know who play spend maybe a day or 2 a week raiding, and the rest of the time doing real adventuring, just roaming around having fun, or what ever comes to mind. They are truly a breed all thier own..a BARD. I've talked to a lot bards in oooobah guilds, while a lot of them are good people, nice, and helpful in the class information department. They lack the passion that can only come with being a free bard. I was never inspired to play a bard until I was level 55 and met a 51 bard in Oasis. He told great stories, made you laugh, made you think, and was an absolute blast to be around. In the following weeks he was invited to every group and raid I was in on above even 60 bards. My warrior has stayed 55 since then. And I've met a ton of bards in oooobah guilds before that. I just thought "wow, I can run fast, interesting class", but they were never anything near that bard in Oasis. They lost thier neutrality, or maybe never had it in the first place.

    In RL terms:
    How many actors and musicians can you think of who are lame, but didn't start out that way?
    They lost the care free feeling that only comes from that neutrality.

    It's not a bad thing in any sense...not being the main part of the story is what makes a bard a bard.

    "Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything" -Morihei Ueshiba

    Grakul Turboginsu
    Warrior of The 55th Bottle of Booze
    Tylur (Durden, was...dang GMs!)
    Bard of the 52nd Story
    7th Hammer

    RE: doo, do do doo doo.
    # Jul 12 2002 at 1:46 AM Rating: Default
    what about the bard who lead all the rats children out of the village after he led all the rats out with his musical songs? huh what about him??
    RE: doo, do do doo doo.
    # Jul 11 2002 at 11:31 PM Rating: Excellent
    87 posts
    I dunno, when I was playing in a band in RL I was often more concerned with getting new strings than with having more than Ramen (modern-day Rations?) for dinner. Let's face it, musicians are an odd bunch.

    Calthine Faeriesong
    Bard of the 38th Song
    Faithful Battle Bard of Torture
    RE: doo, do do doo doo.
    # Nov 25 2002 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
    63 posts
    Ye rock Calthine. I love ramen.
    Metal Bits
    # Jun 27 2002 at 10:44 AM Rating: Default
    On eqdiva (if you dont know what that is you not a bard), It says to use 1 metal bit and on here it says 2 metal bits. anyone that has done this quest please let me know if i need 1 or 2. i just bought scales and dont want to go through the weeks of finding them again.

    54th bard
    52nd paladin
    RE: Metal Bits
    # Jul 22 2002 at 2:36 PM Rating: Good
    The quest takes 1 metal bit...NOT 2.

    RE: Metal Bits
    # Dec 24 2002 at 4:45 AM Rating: Default
    WAIT!!! I dont know if one works.. but I do know that I turned my pieces in about 3 weeks ago and I used TWO BITS.. think about it.. if it takes one ... and you give two.. then you are out like 5 pp and you still get your body... but if it takes 2 and you try ONE>.. Well good luck spending that 35k again on the scales.. Trust me,... Myself along with 3 other bards all used 2 bits for the body.. just spend that extra 5 pp since you obvisouly have pp due to buying the scales.. or maybe you are out now from paying for them.. but cough up taht 5 pp and buy the second bit.. turn it in.. then go kill Trak.. THanks
    # Jul 01 2002 at 11:54 PM Rating: Default
    I have tried NUMEROUS times to check out
    and with no sucess. The page comes up, but I can't select any of the pages to the left. This is EXTREMELY frustrating. I did notice the Paypal donation button works just fine tho. :)
    #Anonymous, Posted: Jun 23 2002 at 4:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 1) Go to the character select screen
    RE: How to complete this epic
    # Jan 25 2003 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
    Until you're a mindless dweeb like this guy who says "ever and ever and ever..." over and over and over and over... lol

    Seriously dude, if you don't like EQ, go spam your pitiful UO boards. K thx buh-bye
    #Anonymous, Posted: Jun 06 2002 at 8:03 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) the white dragon scale is no longer used in the quest, a white dragon hide is now used, this was changed in latest patch on June 6,2002
    RE: white scale
    # Jun 07 2002 at 3:53 PM Rating: Good
    NO.. The White Scale is still used for the Singing Short Sword quest.. The Scale is no longer used for the Wizzy cloak quest, which was the cause for competition for the white scales. Now the Wizzie cloak quest uses a White dragon hide, which is a new item on Vox and Gore's loot table, and should not effect the frequency of the White scale drops.
    #REDACTED, Posted: Jun 22 2002 at 12:47 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) No, I believe the first post was correct. I'm pretty sure I remember the patch message. And if you click on the scale itself it now only lists the cloak as the only related quest. The hide however has not been added to voxy's loot yet.
    RE: white scale
    # Jul 13 2002 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
    first post was half correct. both the scale and the hide can be used for the cloak, ONLY the scale can be used for the epic(it serves as half of the body of the lute, a hide cannot do that. a hide can however be used as a cloak).
    # Apr 28 2002 at 8:56 PM Rating: Default
    Can the Alluring horn from Quag Maelstrom be MQ'ed ?
    A friend looted it this evening, and wants to help guild bards out with the epic.
    RE: MQ
    # May 07 2002 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
    As that is the only piece to be turned into that quest PC (this is the quest to get the note so Forper will talk to you), NO - It can't be MQed.

    RE: MQ
    # Jul 01 2002 at 1:17 AM Rating: Default
    The horn gets you the note which you hand in for another note, you then hand over that note with the 3 items. In theory you should be able to MQ the horn by converting it to a note, then MQ the note. Question is do you want to risk the 3 other items for a horn that can be gotten very easily? Quag turns up in oot all the time and is easy kill for anyone capable of getting the other items
    #Anonymous, Posted: Apr 11 2002 at 12:11 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) your a f*cukin idiot, the warrior epic is easiest out there, mage is one of the hardest ill give ya that but the warrior epic is just too easy. SO.....STFU you f*uckin newb and get a warrior to 53 with epic then you'll know...ignorant newbs like yourself **** me off...
    #Anonymous, Posted: Apr 09 2002 at 6:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) "Weird
    PoF drop
    # Mar 30 2002 at 3:22 PM Rating: Default
    Can i MQ the drop from PoF anyone know?

    Filker Ofsongs
    38th Bard of Bertox
    Amber Order
    ~Have Songs Will Travel~
    metal bits
    # Mar 10 2002 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
    EQdiva say to hand 1 metal bit and at this site it says hand in 2.. what is the corect # anyone know pls..
    #Anonymous, Posted: Feb 28 2002 at 10:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) just my opinion but i think this is crappy for an epic. it PROCS a 50% haste ? LMAO!
    RE: bards just suck
    # Dec 13 2002 at 10:19 AM Rating: Good
    Yeah it *procs*. If you knew anything at all about the epic, you'd know that it's a group proc, and it lasts for 2.5 minutes! With your dex up at a decent level, this thing will basically re-proc long before the initial effect wears off. Beat that.

    Apart from that, ignoramii such as yourself that have nothing better to do than troll the boards should really learn to either shut up or post where they actually *know* something. Amazing how much crap makes it through the filters on this site sometimes.

    I've spoken with 55+ Warriors who told me they'd rather see an Epic Bard in their group than have their own Epic any day, especially since there are now much nicer toys out there for warriors. Not sure if all warriors would agree, but anyway.

    Edited, Fri Dec 13 09:55:38 2002
    RE: bards just suck
    # Mar 16 2002 at 2:08 AM Rating: Good
    It's hard to believe people like you have any friends. Are you really that stupid? Just like the class of a bard, this weapon is geared toward the entire party. This weapon may not be the best epic weapon in the game, or the hardest to get, but if you play a bard it is the single best piece of equipment you can have, and every person in your group (except for morons like you) will love the weapon as well. A 50% party haste, +30 to party strength, and +30 to party attack (all stackable by the way) are a melee classes dream, and casters should appreciate the added bonuses this weapon gives to clarity songs... add this up and you have faster fights and less downtime. Are you saying faster fights and less downtime suck? You obviously play a mage, and either you never played a bard at all or you played one to about level 5 and quit because you couldn't figure out how to play him. I guarantee any group would take a bard with his epic over a mage with his epic any day of the week. So if bards just suck what does that say about mages?
    RE: bards just suck
    # Jul 13 2002 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
    bards are one of the few classes that *never* bank their epic. both mages and necros bank them untill they want the effect, drag it out for the right click(or summon in the case of a mage), then throw it back in the bank. the bards epic is quite simply irreplacable because it counts as all insturments. that fact alone disproves your claim. please post where you know what your talking about.
    RE: bards just suck
    # Jul 16 2002 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
    21 posts
    With all due respect you don't know what you are talking about if you say Mage's bank their epic. I am a lvl 60 Mage with my epic. It is a spell. I summon the epic pet a lot. And why would I ever bank the summon rod? It is the best piece I have for primary hand. And if it weren't I would destroy it instead of banking it. It only has one charge of summon epic pet and is lore. I summon a rod, make a pet, wait 5 min for spell refresh, destroy the rod, summon another, put in primary and wait for when I need to summon another.
    RE: bards just suck
    # Mar 06 2002 at 8:15 PM Rating: Good
    50 posts
    +80% to singing skill songs and counts as an instrument of every kind. If you played a bard you'd realize how sweet this epic is. Why do you think it's so much harder to actually get than a lot of other classes? And the haste proc is a group haste, what tank doesn't want that?

    RE: bards just suck
    # Mar 04 2002 at 3:20 AM Rating: Default
    did you somehow miss that this has the effect of using all instruments? That means almost all songs are increased by at leaste 80% (some are increased more ex CoD is ~3x damage).
    # Feb 24 2002 at 7:57 AM Rating: Decent
    50 posts
    Forpar is also on Gemcutters faction, which can make you non-kos if you made the faction mistakes early on, but he won't talk to you even if you are ally until you give him the note from Vedico. I was kindly to him when I did this part and couldn't get the trigger until he got the note.

    Just FYI.
    RE RE: forpar
    # Feb 21 2002 at 10:58 PM Rating: Default
    Umm forpar is actually a lvl 51 gnome that is in steamfount mountains nearthe windmills. (he is always spawnee there)
    RE: forpar
    # Feb 21 2002 at 10:53 PM Rating: Default
    forpar is a lvl 30 gnome in steamfount mountains near the windmills he is always there.
    Kill these fellas for guts
    # Feb 19 2002 at 2:04 PM Rating: Default
    Eldrig the Old - Chromodrac in Skyfire Mtns.
    Blackwing - Onyx Drake in Rathe Mtns.
    nezekezena - Wurm in Burning Wood
    Then hand all the guts that you looted form these guys back to that chic, shell give you pg 25.
    #Anonymous, Posted: Feb 10 2002 at 8:54 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Stop asking dumbass questions and go to for EVERYTHING you need to know about the Epic.
    # Feb 05 2002 at 9:21 PM Rating: Default
    i happen to be hunting in RM and as i was pulling a saw a black drakes lying on the ground...i said to myself wow that the guy i needed to kill for part of my epic, so i decided to check the corpse out there's a onxy drake gut in there, loot it and on my merry way... but then i noticed on the post that i needed a HUGE ONXY DRAKE GUT,, does anyone know if it make a differences if my guts does have the word huge in front of it...dont want to turn in the wrong and also don't want to camp him later if i have the right gut already!!!]

    any help would be appreciated!!!
    RE: bah
    # May 05 2002 at 2:16 PM Rating: Default
    yeah, i was wonderin the same thing cos i got killed by him and i don't want to go back :-(
    # Jan 21 2002 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
    Is blackwing a tough mob? Cast? Can't find any info on him, in the RM zone beastiary page.
    RE: Blackwing?
    # Jan 24 2002 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
    This mob is an absolute joke. I did him solo at lvl 48 or 49. Just fear kite him.
    RE: Blackwing?
    # Jan 23 2002 at 12:07 AM Rating: Default
    Blackwing is a level 40 Black Drake in Rathe obviously. a full group of 40-45 will slaughter him. He spawns in the SW corner of Rathe ..the PH's include basiliks and drakes in the area....kill them all..and Blackwing will spawn in about 10-15 min.. becareful of Zazamouhk evil enchanter drake and her pet on the hill around the area...she doesnt move anywhere but best bet is to pull Blackwing away....
    for more information regarding Blackwing and the Bard epic quest go to :

    - Wayanoru Lunarsong 50th Album: "System of a Spelldown "
    RE: Blackwing?
    # May 05 2002 at 2:13 PM Rating: Default
    Don't know about a full group of 40-45... I've just killed him on my own and I'm lvl 41 atm. I went to the spawn point mentioned (-1700, 15) and killed maybe eleven or twelve mobs before he popped, then used a mix of chants, chains, celerity and feared when necessary (and it was necessary, believe me!!!). It's a good spot to be since it's out of Zazamouhk's way and you can kite here without getting adds. Oh, and says Rharzar is a problem... well, the whole time I was in the zone I never saw him or had him on track at all.
    Hope this helps at least some!!!
    #REDACTED, Posted: Jan 06 2002 at 9:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Does anyone know the stats on Mahlin's Bongos i hear they are pretty good.
    # Dec 22 2001 at 6:49 AM Rating: Default
    where in West Karanais the konia swiftfoot guy?
    #Anonymous, Posted: Nov 09 2001 at 1:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) oh yea you can really do this quest solo, ya i see you running in and droping naggy/vox or talandor or gore, you are a moron to even think that, ive been trying for months and months to get 1 scale fom one of these dragons i have killed each 8 times atleast, i have not gotten my scales, id love to see you do this quest solo.
    #Anonymous, Posted: Oct 12 2001 at 7:24 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Seems to me that most of you so called "Bards" dont like trying things out first to find out for yourselves..this quest is easy and can all be done solo post 50 accept for Phurzicon / Neze and scales and Trak..
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 15 2001 at 7:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you guys know whats really funny? my 60 warrior friend was bored and decided to try another classes epic, and GUESS WHAT, he did this one and actually GOD THE SWORD
    RE: LOL
    # Sep 15 2001 at 7:57 PM Rating: Default
    RE: LOL
    # Sep 27 2001 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
    the fact that he could get the 2 dragon scales and the trak guts is what i find hard to believe, who is going to help on a riad for someone to get a weapon they cant even use? well i dont believe u im sorry
    RE: LOL
    # Sep 29 2001 at 9:23 AM Rating: Default
    how bout a guild where everyone already got their epics?
    RE: LOL
    # Oct 07 2001 at 3:13 PM Rating: Default
    A guild where everyone AND all their alts have their epics...yeah sure.
    This is effect on Singing Shourt Sword
    # Sep 12 2001 at 3:09 PM Rating: Excellent
    Dance of the Blade
    Increase Attack Speed by 55%
    Increase Attack (ATK) by 30
    Increase Strength by 30

    It also acts as if you are carrying a store bought quality instrument of each type. I have also hear it adds to songs that are singing only.
    # Aug 26 2001 at 5:43 PM Rating: Default
    Whats the effect on the Bards epic? And What level do you need for the 1st part? 9lvl bard twicked -brislebane
    #Anonymous, Posted: Aug 26 2001 at 5:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Whats the effect on the Bards epic? And What level do you need for the 1st part? 9lvl bard twicked -brislebane
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