Bard Epic: Singing Short Sword  

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Information:
Level:50
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Epic
  • Experience
Quest Items:
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Related Quests:
Era:Ruins of Kunark
Recommended:
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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    why the f*ck is this damn epic so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    # Aug 18 2001 at 2:25 AM Rating: Default
    My bard on prexus is named Meier and i cant figure this quest out...either im a big dumbass or i just dont get it...
    #Anonymous, Posted: Jan 06 2002 at 1:14 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LOL, Hard. Try the Warrior or Magician epic then tell me how Hard this is. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
    RE: why the f*ck is this damn epic so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    # Apr 27 2002 at 1:53 AM Rating: Default
    ok, you idiot who said that the warrior epic is hard.....what the **** are you smoking and where can i get some? YOUR A ******* IDIOT, been ****** your mom too much eh? the warrior epic is the easiest epic in this whole ******* game you stupid ******* 3 year old.
    RE: why the f*ck is this damn epic so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    # Jan 05 2004 at 7:27 PM Rating: Default
    Ok I think ur both an idiot and you obviously dont know how to play your char...damn noob

    ALL EPICS arent a walk in the park. they all are very hard and require alot of time,patience,and dedication to your character to get it done.

    My bard soon to be--->
    http://www.magelo.com/eq_view_profile.html?num=896308
    no drop items
    # Aug 14 2001 at 2:25 AM Rating: Default
    hehe i have a lvl 25 bard and im gonna get all my friends to help me cus most of my friends are lvl 60 (i know them in real life not game :p). i was just wondering what items are no drop?


    Sanas Songweaver
    Ayonae Ro
    PS: if you want to send me a tell about it do so.
    RE: no drop items
    # Jan 05 2004 at 7:32 PM Rating: Default
    Well 3/4 of the items u need are no drop. The only items ive seen the arent no drop are the metal bits and the red and white dragon scales.
    Everything else is no drop.

    My bard soon to be--->
    http://www.magelo.com/eq_view_profile.html?num=896308
    Konia
    # Jun 29 2001 at 8:15 AM Rating: Default
    It doesn't say, and WK is huge. Konia is located in the back room of the first guard tower from Qeynos zone.
    part one
    # Jun 29 2001 at 7:14 AM Rating: Default
    I did part one at level 28. Easy, relatively safe and got a blue bub of exp. Pair it with another quest that travels to same areas.
    RE: Level of Enraged Doppelganger
    # Jun 16 2001 at 2:15 PM Rating: Default
    will the doppelganger cast spell?
    if not i can surely kill it, even it's lvl is 55

    Can a 48 bard solo the doppelganger??

    Mephistoii
    RE: Level of Enraged Doppelganger
    # Jan 03 2002 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
    Maligar wasn't bad at all. Took him down with myself (51 bard), a 52 SK and a 51 druid. Druid harmonied and we pulled the mobs around Maligar first and killed them pretty quickly and with hardly any effort. Then I turned in the note and the Dopelganger spawned. I charmed the regular maligar and then the SK and I killed Maligar with only a couple heals from the druid. Was way easier than I had anticipated. If you are in your upper 40's you might not need a full group, make sure to bring a cleric and a tank or two and you should be ok.

    Edited, Thu Jan 3 08:12:13 2002
    RE: Level of Enraged Doppelganger
    # Aug 15 2001 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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    78 posts
    I was in my upper 40's when I tried Maligar and the doppleganger solo. Maligar is an SK or Necro and will try to blind, fear, and DoT you. I charmed him to turn in the note and then to kill the doppleganger, but that only weakened him slightly. I called in a druid friend who helped me kill off Maligar, as I just couldn't keep him feared enough to do it myself.

    --Daveon Silverstring
    spawning trak?
    # May 25 2001 at 6:19 AM Rating: Default
    Please post how to spawn gut-filled trak if you have the info.

    Thanks a ton in advance.
    forpar
    # Apr 07 2001 at 9:17 PM Rating: Default
    Where is Forpar and what is he?
    RE: forpar
    # Apr 08 2001 at 3:12 AM Rating: Default
    Forpar is a Gnome in Steamfont. He hangs around the second windmill. I was KoS to him. I just sneaked up on him.
    Nortlav the Scale Keeper
    # Apr 05 2001 at 3:56 PM Rating: Default
    Can someone please post a strat/how many numbers/and approx where in the hole he can be found?

    Petrucci Battlecry
    54 minstrel of the Rathe
    Eternal Archons
    Trak no longer drops guts
    # Apr 02 2001 at 7:07 PM Rating: Default
    RE: Trak no longer drops guts
    # Apr 04 2001 at 1:09 AM Rating: Default
    i heard that an undead bard spawns in trak's lair 12 hours after he died.. and you turn in the bottom part of the lute to him to make trakanon spawn !!! and that trakanon will drop the guts...

    i wonder tho... will it drop JUST the guts? no teeth.. no BPs? this is so like Verant to do that.. and that would really f'n SUCK ... he's hard enough to kill (YES not all of us are so uber we can kill him with our eyes closed and our hands behind our back)

    neway... can anyone post more details? id love to hear that he AT LEAST drops teeth and not JUST the guts.. heh
    RE: Trak no longer drops guts
    # Apr 05 2001 at 10:30 PM Rating: Default
    From all the people that have spawned him the spawned Trak drops..
    1) Guts (of course)
    2) ONE BP (Has all be BP's so its unclear if he will drop a CoP or whatnot)
    3) ZERO teeth

    Willim
    White scale
    # Apr 02 2001 at 10:34 AM Rating: Default
    On TZ our guild is mostly 56-60, so vox is very difficult to kill as very few have twinks in range. But we managed to kill her 2 times, and she never dropped a scale. Has anyone found the scale substitute yet? Nortlav the scale keeper in the hole appears to drop only red scales, so there has to be another npc somewhere I assume.

    On gorenaire...its almost impossible to kill her on PVP servers because if you attack, you will get attacked by players at the same time...Does gorenaire drop a scale every time? Anyone know?

    Need some help.

    Undead Bard
    # Mar 31 2001 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
    Anyone know what to give or what to do with the Undead Bard that now drops the Gut strings? Someone told me I give him the White & red scale & he spawns a mini trak.. But I dunno.. can I get some more Info? =)
    Question about SSS
    # Mar 29 2001 at 2:11 PM Rating: Default
    this part of the epic im confussed about:Take all 3 items and the note back give to Forpar and he gives you back the Head and Neck of the Lute and the quest for the body, which requires the following items:

    1)Large red Dragon Scale (Talendor of Skyfire's scale works. Nagafen's scale also works)

    2)Large white Dragon Scale (Gorenaire of Dreadlands works, Vox's scale also works)

    3)Two Metal bits (smithed metal bits)

    Finally, get the strings for the Lute - Trakanon Gut Strings. These drop from Trakanon himself.

    Once you have all four, give following to Foplar to recieve the mystical lute:

    1) Head and neck
    2) Body
    3) Gut strings

    So when you get the scales you turn in the scales and two metal bits (which i have heard one metal bit works) back to forpar? Then he gives you the body. Then you turn in head and neck, body, and guts back into forpar? Am I correct? haha.


    Another question is i turned in the stuff to forpar to get the head and neck but the item i got back just says Mystical lute head. That is the head and neck correct? =)

    Vila Solana
    Enlightened Dark
    Tarew Marr
    Kelkin Mekia
    # Mar 29 2001 at 12:50 PM Rating: Default
    How do you get this lady to tell you about the parts of the quest that she wants? I've tried everything I can think of. Only Hail gets any response.

    Elanna 46 Bard, Innorruk.
    Kelkin Mekia
    # Mar 29 2001 at 12:50 PM Rating: Default
    How do you get this lady to tell you about the parts of the quest that she wants? I've tried everything I can think of. Only Hail gets any response.
    RE: Kelkin Mekia
    # Apr 21 2001 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
    I logged the entire convo so here it goes..
    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, 'How 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!'

    You say, 'What sounded so wonderful?'
    You say, 'What happened to Zendrik the Wurmslayer?'
    You say, 'Where is Zendrik the Wurmslayer?'

    Of course to those last 3 questions I got no responses to.
    Amalgym Tentacle Changed?
    # Mar 21 2001 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
    Hi there Fellow Bards! Umm.. On a recent patch.. It was stated that the Amalgym Tentacle part of the Singing Short Sword Quest was changed.. Does anyone know what you need now? AND.. IF I already have Fopar's list (Amalgym Tentacle is on his list) Do I still just use the Amalgym Tentacle? or if I don't.. what do I replace the Amalgym Tentacle with?
    RE: Amalgym Tentacle not changed
    # Mar 29 2001 at 10:28 AM Rating: Default
    Not changed...the temple is still easy to pull, and the tentacle drops commonly.
    Names
    # Mar 21 2001 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
    Forper, Foplar or Forpar...

    Please keep consistent with the names. Its like if U are drunken with all that misspelling (or is it mispelling or miss spelling or... :P
    Epic Multiquesting
    # Mar 09 2001 at 9:53 AM Rating: Default
    Is it possible to multiquest parts of this quest? I have a non bard friend with the Phin Backbone, and a firend with the Amy tendril. I have the WW skull. Is it possible to have those friends turn in their pieces and I turn on mine last to get that portion done?
    RE: Epic Multiquesting
    # Mar 19 2001 at 6:18 AM Rating: Default
    Yes it is, have your friend turn theirs in first and then your skull and note, works like a charm.
    faction
    # Mar 09 2001 at 1:55 AM Rating: Default
    Forpar is dubious to me, I am on a PVP server. How do I raise faction with gnomes?

    Vlad TZ 60th level
    RE: faction
    # Apr 01 2001 at 1:29 PM Rating: Default
    Are you really level 60? If so, than you've had a spell that'd help for 50 levels. Sneaking works too. And combined with a mask (Mask of Tinkerers [I think]) you could get faction to amible. With a mask and lvl 10 song, you can do any quest in the game.
    RE: faction
    # Jun 25 2001 at 2:13 AM Rating: Decent
    its the 11th song level that improves fraction
    RE: faction
    # Mar 21 2001 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
    Sneak man, sneak. You're 60th level and couldn't figure that one out? And use Carillion too while you're at it -- both will work.

    Drell
    45 bard (E'ci)
    RE: faction
    # Mar 13 2001 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
    Just charm him.
    Where is Quag Maelstrom
    # Mar 07 2001 at 10:27 PM Rating: Default
    Where is Quag Maelstrom? Ive never explored OOT...also, do i need to turn in the list of items along with the items(spine, tendrel, skull)
    RE: Where is Quag Maelstrom
    # Mar 10 2001 at 6:27 AM Rating: Default
    Quag is on seafury island with all the other seafuries, not sure if he's always up or not but in one ac camp my group pulled him twice and i got mine...easy kill for a small group and there is plenty of strategy out there on him. Best one being let others kill him for you because it's better than you kiting him around and possibly hurting others in the process. Hope that helps.

    Balleder
    48 bard on eci
    RE: Where is Quag Maelstrom
    # Dec 07 2001 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
    FYI, Quag seems to pop Very fast after dying, he has been 45 most or all times I seen him. He removes mana from your group very fast.... <--- most important point to remember there. He agroed me(45 ranger), while pullin seafuries to ac camp tween ph's. Had 52 druid,40 necro, 45 ranger there. We got him down to about 1/6 of his big hp, and asked for a little help finishing him off since all 3 of us were oom, and i was around 1 1/2 bub hp left. The ac camp gets a wait list and the higher casters and such kill him for fun and exp while waiting for the camp. I'll bet getting the horn is easy on the weekends, just find a good spot, sit and shout for anyone that has been killin him,. they wont need the horn :P
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    Walkthrough for the Quest
    # Mar 01 2001 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
    42 posts
    I am working on a walkthrough for this quest. If anyone has the text for it or a link where I can find text for it then that would be very helpful. Also any other information that is not on the summary up top. You can find the website at members.tripod.com/epicquestadventures

    Thanks,
    Trakanon Guts...
    # Feb 22 2001 at 9:53 PM Rating: Default
    I was just wondering, I'm a bard on the Lanys T'Vyl Server...lvl 51 and i have every single piece to this quest except for trakanon guts (and phinny spine, soon to have it though).

    Was just wondering...can you successfully multi-quest the trakanon guts? cuz i dont think i can get in a trak raid till like lvl 54 or 55...and even then still need to roll against other people.

    Anyways, i have a friend who is willing to multi-quest the trak guts with me, but anyone know if it will be successful or not? cuz i dont wanna lose my ENTIRE part of the magical lute part of the quest...in hopes of saving a step or 2...please help thanks

    Reynor Tuneslinger
    Minstrel of the 51st Drumbeat
    Proud Member of Elddar Caste
    RE: Trakanon Guts...
    # Feb 26 2001 at 8:05 AM Rating: Default
    Yes, you can multi quest this. Check the threads on the concert hall's website for complete details. btheconcerthall
    RE: Trakanon Guts...
    # Oct 07 2001 at 3:15 PM Rating: Default
    If you can multi-quest this, whats to stop someone from turning in the body of the lute to the undead bard (which you get back?), and having someone else loot the guts, x10 times?? Just curious
    You have to be 50 to even get this weapon?
    # Feb 14 2001 at 11:39 PM Rating: Default
    any validity to the rumor that you have to be fifty to even be able to turn in the stuff needed to get it?
    Maligar's correct Location
    # Feb 03 2001 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
    Ok, i don't know how all these other posts show maligar in North Karana. He's in West Karana, along the north wall of the zone, pretty close to north karana zone. actual location is pos 1430, neg 11100

    Raadan Muzikman
    49 bard
    effect
    # Feb 03 2001 at 8:05 PM Rating: Default
    what does the effect do?
    RE: effect
    # Feb 07 2001 at 10:46 PM Rating: Default
    If you did a bit of research you would find out. It's a 55% haste (yes, 55%), with +30 str and +30 atk thrown in as well. It also is a group effect, so everyone around you in your group gets the benefits. Activatable and I think it lasts for 2 1/2 mins. Not sure of how often it can be activated though.
    My findings so far
    # Jan 16 2001 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
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    Top of page 24 is easy, it's just running around I'd suggest do this and bottom of page 24 steps together as they kinda run in the same places. Once you have top of page 24 and note to maligar get a couple friends together.

    Maligar is way back up on the north zone wall in the hills in West Karana, a bit east of the ogres, roughly north of the last cluster of inns on the trail. For Maligar we had me:50 bard, 46 enchanter, 50 druid, 51 warrior, 48 monk, 51 cleric, 52 rogue definite overkill. Procced my DE illusion and he conned dubious (and blue at 50), kept the party back. faction song didn't seem to change him any more and everything in camp besides mal is puke green and shouldn't aggro, we had druid lay down the harmony just to be safe. Trigger it by walking up to him with your back to the party, get a tick of selos with drum, a tick of elemental rythms with drum then give the note. His doppleganger spawns and he aggros, the rest of camp should leave you alone at least at 50+ levels, you will eat mal's HT by doing this but it seems pretty weak although I was blind at the time. You may or may not be blind either way try to run backwards into your group. Maligar blinds, the doppleganger does not and this isn't your average blind, it stuck with my 200+MR and stayed FOREVER but basically have the enc lay down the crowd control on Mal and the rest of the group axe the doppleganger. Your job should probably be to keep the MR high enough that everyone else in group can see, I wasn't doing that and we managed to kill the doppleganger and maligar with no party deaths but everyone was blind most of the fight. I'd recomend elemental and guardian twist with drum for the whole fight let the real tanks do the dirty work. You could also try fear on this guy but he has some decent MR himself and even tashaned it was hard for the enchanter to lay anything down on him, I also have no clue how the fear pathing works out by his spawn. The doppleganger drops a head and a newbie caster robe, mal drops just a caster robe. No faction hits for mal or the doppleganger. The drums seemed to have the same increase as MM drums but this was tried during the infamous selo's/snare nerf so who knows what else was broken that week.

    Blackwing, the drake in Rathe Mtns can be solod at level 50, he seemed about as hard to fear kite as your typical hill giant.

    The wurm in BW is now Phurzicon, I did the same thing I always do when faced with a blue con and selo's is memmed and took a pop at him. Never got to see how nasty his melee is just you have been struck, you resist the force strike, you have been struck, LOADING, PLEASE WAIT... I'd say 2 well oiled 50+ groups for this one and have everyone bring their MR gear he loves to use that magic based DD and his cold based DD seems pretty weak. I found him along the east zone wall just south of the chardok fortress area but closer to the little sarnak fort by the FM zone. I think the /loc someone gave me was neg 465 by neg 2550 and this seems about right. Supposedly it's best to kill him at his spawn point and/or keep him constantly feared or stunned as he gates home and heals himself but I haven't had the fortune of experience this yet.

    Eldrick I'm guessing will be as tough or tougher than Phurzicon, just bring the same group you got to kill him into the next zone and take him down at the same time. Unfortunatly I haven't been in skyfire since I poked my head in the zone from overthere in my 40's and everything was red/yellow so I have no clue on this one.

    Qaug is interesting because he's only slightly tougher than your average seafury cyclops. My first trip out to get his horn ended up being me watching some other bard take a pop at it. The y managed to fear it with snare breaking and aggro the corrupted seafury who is insane red at 50. They both seem to summon and a whole bunch of people died luckily I got away (teach me to go yak on someone else's mob in an effort to 'help') by squeezing out past the 'forget' range on selo's and camping really quick like. I'd say bribe the usual seafury campers to kill quag for you and maybe help them just a little but nothing besides playing second pet, let them do the work. On my server all the seafury campers have killed Quag a few times and they'd rather do it themselves then see you make a mess of it and take down half the players in the zone in the process.

    Amy warriors in fear never drop the tendril when I'm up there but it's a crappy warrior weapon, kinda like the martune rapier in hate for bards, so you probably won't be fighting with any warriors for looting rights if it does drop.

    Phin in kedge...there is enough strategy out there on him, just watch out for the multiple guardians bug.

    Drolvarg Warlord on my server Karnors has become the 50+ version of crushbone so you can probably walk in here on most days and get in a group that will eventually kill him.

    If you are lucky you will be below level 53 and can get scales from vox and nagafen. With the availability of tactical knowledge for these dragons they are pretty easy for anyone who can muster the numbers and nobody will turn down a good bard on a dragon raid. If not your either going to have to do some serious negotiating or kill some bigger dragons in Kunark.

    Trakanon is the clincher, your going to have to get some serious power to take him down.
    RE: My findings so far
    # May 25 2001 at 6:13 AM Rating: Default
    hehe 2 well oiled groups :p just gotta be creative.

    i soloed phurzikor at 56. the key is to charm him and pit him against 4 or 5 mobs so he runs out of mana. he can then be normally kited with dots and will occasionally cast a roughly 80 pt nuke on you as his mana regens. once he gets low on hp you may want to switch to fear kiting as he tends to gate (even if he is oom, he will stop and try to gate occasionally until his mana regens enough to let him do it [as a side note it seems NPCs regen mana at roughly the same rate as a caster standing up with c2 :)]). Didnt have guts 2 x i tried, then i was running to chardok and someone /ooc-ed guts dropped. Just my luck lol at least i have them now.

    BTW dont fear kite quag just normal dot kite him. piece of cake. also it's almost 2x as much damage as meleeing him rofl.
    RE: My findings so far
    # Jun 22 2001 at 6:56 PM Rating: Default
    I was with you up until the point where you started kiting him. I'm not certain about Phurzikon, but I know for certain that Nez summons and I'm pretty sure that Phurz does too. We just fear-kited both when they spawned. Guts dropped off Nez 3 times in 3 spawns and never off of Phurzicon. Poor mage didn't get her piece off of either wurm.

    Drell Fluorescence
    51 Bard E'ci
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