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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    Kedge Backbone
    # Jan 14 2001 at 10:16 AM Rating: Default
    is the "Kedge Backbone" from Pingel, the correckt Backbone for the Quest ?

    RE: Kedge Backbone
    # Jan 19 2001 at 9:49 PM Rating: Default
    What about the dragons
    # Jan 06 2001 at 6:40 AM Rating: Default
    There's a lot of posts here about the doppleganger. However, I noticed that Gorenaire (in Dreadlands) is a 60th lvl dragon. What's required to kill her for her scale?

    RE: What about the dragons
    # Jan 08 2001 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
    A good 4 to 6 groups is needed for Gorenaire and Talendor. One of the Uber guilds on the Rathe had 6 50+ groups the first time they took on Gorenaire. Gore killed them all while they only took about 1/3 of its hp. They stuffed uup on tactics, not knowing what to expect. Tactics are better known now, so look around a bit.

    Can get away with 4 groups MAYBE if they are mainly 55+, but it depends on the tactics and group makepups. Would not be an easy task, so I'd be leaning towards 6 rather high level groups. Basically, like the end of most of the FA quests the end part of this is only for guilds that can send there own guild alone to the planes.

    Personally, this is the most straightforward of the FA quests. Ignoring the actual difficulty of killing the mobs, theres nothing too complicated about it at all. Do a lap of Antonica (easy peasy bit), kill the doppleganger (estimate approx lev 35 group needed), kill a few named mobs (approx lev 45 group), and then do a planes level bit (50ish lev groups) before taking out 2 of the toughest mobs in the game (55+ multi group needed) Of course, THATS the hard bit :)

    Nothing like the Shammy quest where you need to sit about underwater doing nothing for an hour or so for one part of the quest, or wandering all over CoM getting reports or books like the Mage quest. It's all a logical process where each step is harder than the one before. Dont expect to get this until your 55+, probably higher, and have a LOT of friends around you to get the last bits.
    RE: What about the dragons
    # Mar 07 2001 at 10:37 PM Rating: Default
    you can join a gore/tal group round 50. thats hardest part. as long as theres alot of others yer not going to matter much(just play mana song since thats all we good fer lol and resists fire/cold). just ask for a scale and its np at all. hardest part is Trakanon, considering hes maybe 5 times harder than the other two =)
    RE: What about the dragons
    # Apr 02 2001 at 1:22 AM Rating: Default
    er no
    RE: What about the dragons
    # Apr 14 2001 at 3:38 PM Rating: Default
    Gore is a lot harder then Trak! My guilds killed Trak plenty of times with no problems. We just attempted Gore for the first time the other day and got keeled. Got her to about 50% health. Her AE slow is unresistable so you better bring lots of fire power.
    BWoods And Eldric
    # Jan 01 2001 at 7:37 AM Rating: Default
    Anyone know how to get them to spawn ?
    I cant ever find that dam wurm in skyfire or Bwoods for my bard items
    RE: BWoods And Eldric
    # Jan 04 2001 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
    Eldrig's place holders in Skyfire are minor named mobs such as Black Scar, a Lava Walker, etc. If you kill them enough he will spawn. Seen him mostly by the zone to Burning woods.

    The Wurm in BW that drops the guts has changed to another named wurm. Sorry I do not know the spelling of the name, just that it starts with a Ph and it hangs around near Nezek.
    RE: BWoods And Eldric
    # Apr 22 2001 at 5:37 AM Rating: Default
    I don't think so. I just wasted 2 hours killing phurkizor and he dropped jack.
    #Anonymous, Posted: Dec 23 2000 at 4:16 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) bards suck... lol stupid pansies
    Level of Enraged Doppelganger?
    # Dec 22 2000 at 8:45 AM Rating: Default
    I was wondering how hard the enraged doppelganger
    is to kill? Can a 49 bard, 50 wiz and a 48 Shaman
    eg. handle him?

    RE: Level of Enraged Doppelganger?
    # Dec 23 2000 at 4:09 AM Rating: Default
    he is lvl 2 you should have no trouble =)
    new wurm dropped nek guts
    # Dec 09 2000 at 4:56 PM Rating: Default
    his name was Phurzikon he spawned at same place as nek does . and cast spells and summons a bit harder then nek but had the guts 8)
    RE: new wurm dropped nek guts
    # Dec 15 2000 at 9:52 AM Rating: Default
    another note - Eldrik the old is now called Eldrig the old =)
    Gandel Lightsong 51 bard of Rodcet nife , lack only eldrig guts phini spine vox&nag scale +Drolvarg skull an amy tendril :)
    RE: new wurm dropped nek guts
    # Feb 09 2001 at 5:57 PM Rating: Default
    Haha All I need is White scale =) Jawlen 54 bard Fennin ro
    # Dec 03 2000 at 7:50 PM Rating: Default
    Can anyone tell me if Mahlin's Bongos give any added effects to percussion? I have yet to find any info on it, but I'm wondering if that part of the quest is worth doing instead of Nostrolo's Tamborine quest.
    can a 50 group kill maligar?
    # Dec 01 2000 at 6:21 AM Rating: Default
    How hard is Mailgar? will a well balanced group
    of late 40s be able to kill him? what level is h?
    RE: can a 50 group kill maligar?
    # Feb 12 2001 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
    A small group of 45 warrior, 45 shaman, and 46 bard took down maligar.
    RE: can a 50 group kill maligar?
    # Dec 25 2000 at 11:53 PM Rating: Default
    Maligar's Dopplganger was blue at 49. It was a piece of cake, and my group consisted of: 38bard, 40druid, 45wiz, 44enc, 45-48rng, and myself. We over did it...
    # Nov 19 2000 at 1:56 AM Rating: Default
    Bottom half of page 24 part says:
    "Take the note from Braenar to Maligar. Maligar's Enraged Doppleganger will attack at that point (bring a group). Kill the Doppleganger
    and loot his head."

    Where is this Maligar guy?
    where is maligar????
    # Nov 27 2000 at 7:49 PM Rating: Default
    where is maligar?!
    RE: where is maligar????
    # Nov 28 2000 at 2:35 AM Rating: Default
    Milgar is in NK along the north wall of the zone, in the Mountans. easy to find.
    RE: where is maligar????
    # Dec 23 2000 at 4:12 AM Rating: Default
    my little sister killed him he cant spawn again :(
    RE: where is maligar????
    # Dec 25 2000 at 11:56 PM Rating: Default
    Takes a while for him to spawn, but he spawns right back up.
    Does Vox/Naggy scales work?
    # Nov 17 2000 at 9:59 AM Rating: Default
    Has anyone done this quest with scales from Vox or Naggy? Or is it only the new Kunark dragons scales?

    RE: Does Vox/Naggy scales work?
    # Nov 21 2000 at 7:21 AM Rating: Default
    I'm 100% certain that the vox scale works, seems unlikely that Nagafens scale wouldn't.
    RE: Does Vox/Naggy scales work?
    # Dec 23 2000 at 4:12 AM Rating: Default
    nags doesnt :(
    RE: Does Vox/Naggy scales work?
    # Dec 25 2000 at 11:58 PM Rating: Default
    Can you confirm that 100%?? That would stink
    Where is Fopar?
    # Nov 17 2000 at 9:55 AM Rating: Default
    Does anyone know where Fopar can be found?

    RE: Where is Fopar?
    # Nov 24 2000 at 2:22 AM Rating: Default
    In center windmill in Ak'Anon
    Do you have to be lvl 55+ do compleate this quest?
    # Nov 07 2000 at 2:42 PM Rating: Default
    Or just 50+?

    #Anonymous, Posted: Dec 23 2000 at 4:14 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you can do it at lvl 2.... just get 300 batwings and 300 rat whiskers and give them to the banker in FP... then he gives you the short sword =)
    No, my lvl 53 friend has hers (nt)
    # Dec 24 2000 at 9:56 PM Rating: Default
    I said no nt!
    where is Braener Swiftsong? -nt
    # Nov 06 2000 at 1:48 PM Rating: Default
    RE: where is Braener Swiftsong? -nt
    # Nov 07 2000 at 2:35 PM Rating: Default
    He is in South Karana, near the well (at least I think it is a well). It you enter the zone from North Karana head directly south and a little east, and check tracking, you will see him.
    #Anonymous, Posted: Nov 05 2000 at 9:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) does anyone think a level 13 can do thid if i have escorts and someone to teleport me and leas me places(and cast invis on me)? who dares me ?
    Sword at 13
    # Mar 28 2001 at 9:20 PM Rating: Default
    If you managed to get the sword at level 13, then I would have to kill you. Hands down.

    47 bard E'ci

    9 pieces to go
    RE: who dares a level 13
    # Jan 13 2001 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
    Not only can you not get to the planes, but the person who starts each respective epic quest will not even speak to anyone who is not at least level 50, and thus you cannot even BEGIN the quest.
    #Anonymous, Posted: Dec 23 2000 at 4:15 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) sure you can do it.... just a newbie quest
    Cant get to the planes at 13. Sorry.
    # Nov 06 2000 at 8:10 AM Rating: Default
    Couldnt get the tendrils due to planes level restriction.
    #Anonymous, Posted: Nov 05 2000 at 9:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) does anyone think a level 13 can do thid if i have escorts and someone to teleport me and leas me places(and cast invis on me)? who dares me ?
    RE: who dares a level 13
    # Feb 06 2001 at 8:59 AM Rating: Default
    Sorry but you have NO chance of doing this quest at level 13, but I would expect you to think you level 13, after you get a bit higher you will realize how silly it is to even suggest such A thing, sorry.
    # Nov 02 2000 at 12:33 PM Rating: Default
    Does anyone have any insight on the where abouts or times that Nezekezena in Burning Woods or Eldric the Old in Skyfire spawns?

    Also, has anyone used regular dragon scales from Naggie or Vox instead of the ubber dragons? I have a friend about to try the quest with thoose scales and I hate for her to waste 2 good items on someones "word of mouth".

    Any insight is appreciated.
    Nezekezena wanders in BW ....
    # Nov 07 2000 at 2:39 PM Rating: Default
    He is a lvl 51 Wurm that wanders around BW. I was running from Skyfire (north end of the zone) when I almost ran right into him. He does summon, so bring a few friends =)
    RE: Nezekezena wanders in BW ....
    # Nov 29 2000 at 7:30 PM Rating: Default
    Maybe he wanders the whole zone then? Though, I saw him somewhere close to neg 1000 neg 2500 (far from SF zone..), on a place with ashes ground, and he wasn t moving away from there (i hunted for close to one hour in this area and he was always at the same spot). Maybe he got stuck due t some pathing problem though, but he wasn't behaving like a stuck mob.

    Ektarot, mage 55, MM.
    # Oct 26 2000 at 2:30 AM Rating: Default
    The full quest is actually this (for bongos)

    Talk to serra in unrest and get note

    Take note to bard guild in qeynos and ask about tattered bard guild flyer

    When he tells you about baenar swiftsong tell him you want an audience with him and he tells you you need an invitation

    ask about invitation and he asks for 50pp and then you get the invitation

    Take invitation to baenar in SK and he tells you this big long story about unrest falling and his lost daughter, etc

    Talk to him about his daughter and he says he never got to give her her doll

    Ask about doll and he gives you invoice

    Take invoice to gnome merchant in sola (Marfen Binkdirple) and recieve doll

    Take doll back to serra and she gives you a note and disappears (her soul has been released)

    Take note to Baenar in SK again and he talks about never getting to tell her the truth about her real father, as he only acted as her father, he gives you a note to take to her real father

    Take note to maligar in WK-this is the hard part. We had to get a high level chanter to charm him and then kill all his thugs. While still charmed, we gave note, to which he replys about him not caring about her and says he was the one that killed her then says "oops, I slipped, now I must kill you", when his enraged dopplgan spawns. Luckily he was still charmed and he helped us kill himself )

    You loot his head and a robe

    Take his head to Baenar and recieve the bongos, serra's "favorite instrument"

    Reward: Mahlin's mystical bongos

    This quest in full took about 7 hours with the help of a druid gating and us figuring out what to say, etc. Funny how a lvl 34, 30, and 44 can complete this part.

    PS, if you don't want to charm maligar, he is Bloodsabre faction

    Traded bongos for a pair of eboots straight up

    Jareck Thundershot
    34th season ranger
    Grandmaster Fletcher
    # Oct 31 2000 at 2:52 PM Rating: Default
    I didn't had ti charm maligar or anyone else of his crew. He was indifferently to me.
    I just have the head to him, the doppelganger spawned, blinded and feared me but after blind and fear wore off I could easily chain and fear him so no more blinds. =)
    All the time he attacked me while blinded he just took me half a bubble hp from 21xx with 120 magic resist, 84x ac in lvl 57.

    Djamila Shadevari
    Bard of the 57th song.
    RE: Actually
    # Nov 02 2000 at 11:59 AM Rating: Default
    Heh, you all did it the hard way. Grab a group, pull the surrounding singles, give him the note, dopple spawns and you kill them both. The effort to kill them both is estimated at 2 50 level people (safely) or one 50 bard using the chain fear(risky).

    If you want to do it by yourself then clear the surrounding mobs, give note, charm him and have him beat on the doppler. Cake walk actually.
    What level is the Doppelganger ?
    # Oct 05 2000 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
    200 posts
    I would like to know what kind of group I need to kill it.
    RE: What level is the Doppelganger ?
    # Oct 06 2000 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
    I am a lvl 51 bard. I was able to handle it with myself and a lvl 51 druid. Not easily though. A third person would have helped but we whooped him nonetheless. I just kept charming him even though he and the dopple kept blinding me. RESIST UP!
    I just got him last night!
    # Nov 12 2000 at 3:33 PM Rating: Default
    At 43rd with a 50+ Cleric backing me. Mind you, hehe, someone had failed after spawning the Enraged Doppleganger and we just had to fight it. We both died once but after proper buffing and using Mystical shielding we got him on the second try. :)
    # Oct 05 2000 at 4:37 AM Rating: Default
    This fellow is KOS to me. I killed him, but that didn't spawn his little doppleganger. Is there anyway to give him the note when he's KOS? Is it possible to sneak up on him and give him the note? I haven't tried sneaking up to him yet because I think I'm going to need a group to fight him and his doppleganger. It was pretty tough killing him alone.
    here is a couple of ideas.
    # Nov 12 2000 at 3:37 PM Rating: Default
    One - Clear his camp of the greens and then charm him and turn in the note. FIGHT!

    Two - Clear camp and sneak up to him and turn in the note. FIGHT!

    Three - Get lucky and kill the Dopple after someone else has died spawning him. FIGHT!
    (This part I have to appologize for. On Sol Ro last night he was wandering through Goonda's area so me and a friend Busted him and got my Bongos. It wasnt till after that I thought of how I must be profiting from another Bards loss. Luckily he killed us first run and no one was looking for him after 30 minutes or so, so I guess they gave up!)
    RE: Maligar
    # Oct 26 2000 at 6:17 AM Rating: Default
    Argh. I had the note to give Maligar..sneaked all the way in front of him. Sneak failed right when i gave him the note. We fought him, but the doppleganger didn't spawn and I lost my note (
    Any suggestions? Also is the doppleganger a caster too? Is he higher level than Maligar?

    Clearly Disappointed,
    Seyra Songweaver
    RE: Maligar
    # Oct 19 2000 at 2:10 PM Rating: Default
    dopple ganger spawns right after u give note
    RE: Maligar
    # Oct 06 2000 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
    I charmed him and then was able to give him the note. Watch out though cause he will blind you immediately.
    RE: Maligar
    # Oct 06 2000 at 3:24 PM Rating: Default
    OK, I went up to him today and damn did he beat the **** out of me. I didn't notice he was KOS before you give him the note. How are you suppose to give him the note if he is KOS to you? Do you need an enchanter to charm him or what? And does his Doppleganger spawn once you give him the note or what? Cause he isn't anywhere around him.
    # Oct 02 2000 at 11:36 AM Rating: Default
    I can not locate here and i need to turn in the mechinal doll to here pls help.

    Order OF The Phoniex

    #Anonymous, Posted: Oct 02 2000 at 1:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) found her
    # Oct 02 2000 at 4:08 PM Rating: Default
    Near the back of unrest there is a little pond with a waterfall running in it has a few minor creatures swimming around...if you look around in there a tunnel is at one end follow the tunnel there with be serra and a gnome guy at the end of it in a hollowed out space that you can walk on.
    Warning about the bongos portion
    # Oct 03 2000 at 8:39 AM Rating: Default
    Just wanted to let those of you who don't know...when you do Malerin in WK...he blinds you...immediately, so be prepared for that, I didn't see anything till the end of the fight =)

    Shara Sweetsong
    Karana Server
    Bardess of the 51st level
    The quest as a whole
    # Oct 01 2000 at 5:22 AM Rating: Good
    There is a bard (Baldric Slezaf) in the Dreadlands who wishes to perform a symphony like no other. To do this, he seems to require:

    The top half of Page 24 of a composition by "The Maestro" - Completed

    The top half of Page 24 can be obtained by running errands for a bard (Konia Swiftfoot) in West Karana.

    The bottom half of Page 24 of the same composition - Completed

    Konia will keep the bottom half of Page 24 because it contains a signature and has a high value. She will trade it for a musical instrument of the bard Mahlin, which are Bongos.

    Go to Braenar in South Karan
    The trigger for the item is "What Doll?", but "Real" also pulls up some more information.

    Take the Invoice he gives you to the Tinkerer's Bag salesman in Sol A.

    Take the mechanical doll he gives you to Serra in Unrestl.

    Take the note she gives you back to Braenar.

    Take the note he gives you to Maligar in West Karan
    (1245, -10900)

    Maligar and Maligars enraged doppleganger will attack. Loot Doppleganger's Head.

    Give head to Braenar, receive Mahlins Bongos.

    Return Bongos to Konia and receive Page 24 Bottom.

    Page 25 of the same composition - Completed

    Page 25 is received from Kelkim Menkia in South Karan
    She has broken her lute and needs new strings for it. They are made of three types of guts - chromodrac, red wurm, and "huge onyx drake".

    Chromodrac guts are obtained off Edrick the Old, who is found in Skyfire.

    Red wurm guts have been found on Nezekezena in Burning Woods zone.

    "Huge onyx drake" guts have been found on Blackwing in Rathe Mountains. You can get Blackwing to spawn by killing drakes by the Sphinx hill.

    Turn in the 3 guts and she will reward you with Page 25.

    A magical lute made by Forpar Fizfla in Ak'Anon - In process

    Talk to Vedico Windwisper at the Butcherblock docks and help her retrieve her horn by killing Quag Maelstrom in OOT.

    Kill Quag Maelstrom for the NO DROP Horn.

    Give the horn to her and she gives you a note to give to her friend Forpar Fizfla.

    Give the note to Forpar Fizfl
    (You may need to be 50+ to turn in the note to Forpar.)

    Forpar offers to make you the head and neck of the instrument.

    A backbone of an ancient fishman (Drops off Phingel in Kedge Keep)

    A strong tentacle from one of the long lost amalgyms (Amy tentacle whip from Fear)

    A petrified skull of a lycanthrope (Drops off Drolvarg Warlord in Karnors)

    The note he gives you or he might forget who you are.

    Forpar offers to make you the body of the lute. 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 for 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!

    Red Dragon Scale

    White Dragon Scale

    "Some" Metal Bits

    Finally give Forpar the neck, and body and the Undead Dragon Guts from Trakanon himself.

    Information gained from the collective efforts of the bards on the Concert Hall.

    Kaje Kashu
    Half-Elf Bard
    Succoring Winds

    Bard Weapon
    # Oct 01 2000 at 5:15 AM Rating: Default
    RE: Bard Weapon
    # Oct 01 2000 at 10:16 AM Rating: Default
    Page 24 Bottom
    # Sep 29 2000 at 3:28 PM Rating: Default
    # Sep 27 2000 at 11:17 AM Rating: Default
    anyone find mahlin yet?if so where and what does he drop? we need ta get a instrument from him probably for bottom pg of 24
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