Bard Epic: Singing Short Sword  

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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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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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    Kelin's 7 String Lute
    # Sep 27 2000 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
    It's not Kelin's 7 String Lute. It was tried by a bard on my server who had an extra one to burn.

    Z-SH-SR
    Nostrolo's Tamborine ?
    # Sep 27 2000 at 9:14 AM Rating: Default
    Has anyone questioned the FV banker about the composer who left Nostrolo's Tamborine? Who is Nostrolo? I'm sure it's a longshot for the tamborine to be the right instrument. What other quests mention composers?

    Brilinnia Ban'Sidhe, Xegony
    (lazy questor who hasn't gotten the last 3 coins yet)
    RE: Nostrolo's Tamborine ?
    # Sep 27 2000 at 10:35 AM Rating: Default
    Nostrolo is Vhalin Nostrolo in SK which Necro hunt him for long time
    RE: Nostrolo's Tamborine ?
    # Sep 27 2000 at 10:58 AM Rating: Default
    Has anybody tried giving Vhalin Nostrolo his tamborine back?

    Z-SH-SR
    Possibly related to bards?
    # Sep 27 2000 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
    I met this character in the Port Authority of Faydwer waiting to give someone a peice of her mind. Sounded very bardic to me. Check her out.

    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:12 2000] Logging to 'eqlog.txt' is now *ON*.
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:13 2000] You say, 'hail Vedico Windwisper'
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:13 2000] Vedico Windwisper says 'Hello Pryss . Have you seen the port master? I am here to complain about the shoddy service.
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:15 2000] Taking a screenshot...
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:17 2000] Yonei shouts, 'DRINKING :)'
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:18 2000] Astrix shouts, 'smithing componement'
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:21 2000] You say, 'what about the service?'
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:22 2000] Vedico Windwisper says 'I was sailing from Freeport on one of the boats when a giant cyclops attacked the boat! No one lifted a finger as he stole the horn I was playing and ran off. Someone here has to answer for the loss of my horn.
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:24 2000] You say, 'what horn?'
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:27 2000] You say, 'what cyclops'
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:27 2000] Vedico Windwisper says 'He was a huge cyclops! He came rushing up out of the water and stared at me with his big eye and said, 'Me like horn me take and play pretty music!' before he snatched my horn and disappeared back under the waves.
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:29 2000] Rynocs shouts, 'since when?'
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:33 2000] Telree shouts, 'Hak im at X-roads'
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:44 2000] You say, 'what music?'
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:45 2000] Hakaf shouts, 'i am on path near Kaladim, speakin ta Linidan'
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:45 2000] Astrix shouts, 'it s the last patch'
    [Fri Sep 22 14:36:50 2000] You say, 'where did he go?'
    RE: Possibly related to bards?
    # Sep 27 2000 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
    This is where the start to get forpar to talk starts
    Let's Kill Konia Swiftfoot
    # Sep 26 2000 at 4:51 PM Rating: Default
    Has anybody try'd killing this wench for the bottom half of 24? I mean hell, she renegotiated the agreement after completetion of the torch run. If anything she has it coming! Then again I wouldn't want to deal with the faction adjustments and forcing other bards to wait for her to respawn. But just an idea..

    Z-SH-SR
    RE: Let's Kill Konia Swiftfoot
    # Sep 26 2000 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
    tried dont work. And u lose no faction hehe:)
    RE: Let's Kill Konia Swiftfoot
    # Sep 26 2000 at 8:40 PM Rating: Default
    i killed her tonight she didnt have faction/items/norcash
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 26 2000 at 1:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) if you would like to see it i will be in qeynos hills at the rock by qeynos zone. will be there from 0700 to 0800 pst on 28 sep 00. this will take place on the rathe server btw. :)
    RE: got it
    # Oct 02 2000 at 5:27 PM Rating: Default
    Dont go. This is where the new mob is that varys from level 30-55. Just added to the zone. Large aggro newbie killer. :) If you see a little hut by the wall. Stay away!
    RE: got it
    # Sep 27 2000 at 5:03 AM Rating: Default
    <<if you would like to see it i will be in qeynos hills at the rock by qeynos zone. will be there from 0700 to 0800 pst on 28 sep 00. this will take place on the rathe server btw. :)>>

    Whatever, from an unamed pos that feels to mention any new info. I'll be there... not.
    RE: got it
    # Sep 26 2000 at 1:55 PM Rating: Default
    i some how doubt you got it. if so tell us the entire quest.
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 26 2000 at 9:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
    Found the Start.. I think
    # Sep 25 2000 at 9:09 PM Rating: Default
    In the Misty Thicket newbie zone by the wall is a Wood Elf. Doesn't look like a bard but is naked so hard to tell... Being that I am a warrior and of a low lvl I was not able to get an answer from him. I believe that you have to be of the +50 lvl to get any type of response from him... I could be wrong tho... Try it and see what happens.. and post some answers. It can't hurt sharing knowledge with others. Whats the worst that could happen.. he smiles at you?

    Cryno More
    24th Halfling Warrior
    Fennin Ro server
    RE: Found the Start.. I think
    # Sep 26 2000 at 2:57 AM Rating: Default
    I think that guy is for torch relay quest (for bard's FA quest). U need to go to WK and look for Lonia Swiftsong to give you torch.
    Pick Pockets?
    # Sep 25 2000 at 1:37 PM Rating: Default
    Maybe if you can commission a Theif to "buy" the bottom of the page offer of her?
    RE: Pick Pockets?
    # Sep 25 2000 at 3:40 PM Rating: Default
    hhhmmmm
    Sounds like a greatidea
    RE: Pick Pockets?
    # Sep 26 2000 at 2:58 AM Rating: Default
    Rogue to pickpocket? BUT those note is NO DROP. I got Top page of 24 and saw it is "Magic item Lore item NO DROP"
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 25 2000 at 3:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hhhmmmm
    Where Does this quest start?
    # Sep 25 2000 at 1:01 PM Rating: Default
    Who do you go to for the quest:??????
    Getting Forpar to talk
    # Sep 25 2000 at 5:45 AM Rating: Default
    I went as many others to talk to the gnome about
    the horn i just delivered at the docs in BB.
    he shortly told me to sod off. However i took the
    chance and just handed him the note. He then realizes you are an okay dude, and give you the quest for the Rare lute. This invovles killing 3
    mobs ive never heard of before so i trust these
    mobs are from one or some of the planes.
    RE: Getting Forpar to talk
    # Sep 27 2000 at 5:29 AM Rating: Default
    btw... see that SUMMARY headline down a few lines in the forum ?
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 25 2000 at 6:43 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I wish you ppl would read the threads b4 u post thise dumb questrions over and over
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 25 2000 at 11:11 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Why do you have to be a prick. You read it, so it contained some info you already read. Always have to have flamers. Damn!
    Summory with some new info
    # Sep 24 2000 at 10:26 AM Rating: Default
    Well new to this board anyways. Credit goes to the posters at the safehouse, most this information comes from there.

    The quest starts in Dreadlands with a bardic npc by the name of Baldric Slezaf. He wishes to perform a great symphony and needs you to get him 4 things. The things he needs are Page 24 and 25 of the symphony, and a new instrument by Forpar Fizfla.

    Page 24: (top)
    Hail Konia swiftfoot in WK. She sends you on a trip around antonica to deliver some torches. Once completed you get the top half of page 24. She also hints that she has the bottom half, but is keeping that because of the signature.

    Page 24: (bottom)
    Unknown so far.

    Page 25:

    Hail Kelkim Menkia, a new bardic npc in SK. She tells you her lute was broken and she needs new strings for it. She needs the guts of
    - Edric the old (new named creature in Skyfire)
    - Nezekezena (new named creature in Burning woods)
    - Blackwing (new named spawn in Rathe Mountains)
    All three can be killed by a single well played 50+ group. Hand in the guts and receive page 25

    The Instrument:
    Forpar Fizfla is in Steamfont mountains, in a windmill or by one, not sure. Anyways, he won’t talk to you no matter what you try. You need to help a friend of his first. Go to the oot, and kill Quag Malestrom. He drops a horn. Take this to a new bardic npc (vedico) at the Buctherblock docks and hand it over. In return you receive a note to give to Forpar. Now he is much more talkative. He needs you to get him the note he gives you, and 3 other things:
    - Backbone of an ancient fishman (possibly Phinigel’s spine from Kedge)
    - Strong tentacle from a long lost amalgym (possibly Amy tentacle whip, warrior only whip from PoF)
    - Petrified skull from a lycathrope (Skull from the drovlag warlord in Karnor)
    These are mainly guesses, nobody has actually handed these three in as far as I know.

    Good luck fellow musicians :)
    RE: Summory with some new info
    # Sep 24 2000 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
    COnfused wheres the new info:

    this is pretty much my post re caped:P
    RE: Summory with some new info
    # Sep 24 2000 at 4:31 PM Rating: Default
    update 2
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Yes the skulls do drop from Drovlag warlords. About 1 in every 6 so it seems.

    Someone also got page 25 of the symphony with the 3 gut types.

    We need to find out what(and where) this Mahlin is about, kinda stuck on that. Also need someone to get the items (Phin spine, Amy whip, Petrified skull, note) and turn them into the gnome.
    RE: Summory with some new info
    # Sep 24 2000 at 4:32 PM Rating: Default
    I turned in all 4 items to the gnome. Here's a cut/paste from my post on Concert Hall. It's also been reported that Trak dropped "undead dragon gut strings". I guess that's pretty believeable now...

    pub5.ezboard.com/ftheconc...D=27.topic


    I turned in to Forpar:

    Forpars Note to Himself
    Kedge Backbone (from Phin)
    Petrified Werewolf Skull (drovlag warlord)
    Amygdalan Tendril (Amy warrior in Fear)

    and got...

    "Mystical Lute Head"

    and the log file:

    [Sun Sep 24 15:38:54 200 Forpar Fizfla says 'Wow! I didn't think Half Elfs 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?'
    [Sun Sep 24 15:38:54 200 You gain experience!!
    [Sun Sep 24 15:38:59 200 Ziann saved.
    [Sun Sep 24 15:39:17 200 You say, 'what next piece?'
    [Sun Sep 24 15:39:17 200 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!

    RE: Summory with some new info
    # Sep 24 2000 at 6:54 PM Rating: Default
    <<The scales of a big red dragon and the scales of a big white dragon >>

    Those dragon might be Vox/Naggy, BUT there might be other dragon from Skyfire (Tale-something) and Dreadland (Gorenire). So far i already know Skyfire dragon can be killed BUT Gorenire cannot be killed. How can we kill this Gorenire?

    just my 2 coppers

    Lagune Mysterysong of Innoruuk
    52th Minstrel
    Red/White Scales ...
    # Sep 25 2000 at 8:18 AM Rating: Default
    If these 2 scales are from Naggy and Voxxy, then we have a problem ... 53+ Bards cannot complete the quest ... unless of course they are dropable!

    Khelor 45th Bard of Bristlebane, Membership officer of the Unseen University .. a wannabie uber guild ;)
    RE: Red/White Scales ...
    # Sep 25 2000 at 4:05 PM Rating: Default
    a 53 bard can do the quest fine... you just have to be there to loot them when the dragon is killed. Just because you can't effect the mob doesn't mean you can't loot it =P
    RE: Red/White Scales ...
    # Sep 25 2000 at 8:45 AM Rating: Default
    Gorenaire drops white dragon scales, also, supposedly, so I imagine the Kunark red dragon (Skyfire?) drops red scales, too
    RE: Red/White Scales ...
    # Sep 25 2000 at 8:53 PM Rating: Default
    That is real gay that we need those two scales.. first of all, do you think ppl are going to let a bard roll on a white dragonscale...hell no In my opinion they should have made some new no drop crap off the dragons or somthing...cause this will make this impossible to complete
    RE: Red/White Scales ...
    # Sep 26 2000 at 3:01 AM Rating: Default
    Hmm, Just offering the winner for 30K pp worth value item? Heh, I know that may sound dumb.
    RE: Red/White Scales ...
    # Sep 26 2000 at 5:43 AM Rating: Decent
    Actualy means that they are now bard rollable im sure other classes will need thescales two since the war quest needs them too lest the red one.
    RE: Red/White Scales ...
    # Sep 26 2000 at 1:53 PM Rating: Default
    Ok first of all i dont think we need the red/white scales. the warriors do tho :P i havent really gotten far in the quest tho. only did the torch and the alluring horn part...gotta get a good group with me to kill the 3 dragons and then gotta go to KK(or wherever those spines drop) get one and get a amy whip along with alot of other crap
    RE: Red/White Scales ...
    # Sep 26 2000 at 2:02 PM Rating: Default
    nm my post i found out they are used :( and to think i jus got rid of a scale :(
    RE: Summory with some new info
    # Sep 24 2000 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
    We killed Gorenaire yesterday.

    --Thott
    Guildleader
    <Afterlife>
    RE: Summory with some new info
    # Sep 25 2000 at 1:27 AM Rating: Default
    How did u killed Gorenaire? My server Innoruuk uber-guild (more than 15 60's players in it) failed to kill her. Or she has AoE fear bug , I assume.

    Lagune Mysterysong of Innoruuk
    52 minstrel
    RE: Summory with some new info
    # Sep 25 2000 at 4:20 AM Rating: Default
    Your asking a afterlife member how they did it? Pfft where you been.
    RE: Summory with some new info
    # Sep 24 2000 at 4:34 PM Rating: Default
    Stole the last two posts from Safehouse, to catch us up. ;)

    Shimizu - E'ci
    Sk gal and guts...?
    # Sep 24 2000 at 9:54 AM Rating: Default
    Do you JUST give the gal the three sets of guts or do they have to be made into strings first? This is kinda a crucial question...

    Also, killed Trak the other night and got Undead (dragon) Gut Strings. Are they even for us? OR maybe for a later part in the quest we have yet to reach....
    RE: Sk gal and guts...?
    # Sep 25 2000 at 7:03 AM Rating: Default
    Yes, give the guts for page 25... the undead guts we're assuming are part of the final list for the lute.
    Please read the threads
    # Sep 24 2000 at 4:50 AM Rating: Decent
    If you read through all the threads here you are now gonna find some information duplicated and some triplicated. In fact i think if you read DaFuzzyOne's post titled "What we know so far" you will get the info for 75% or so of this quest.

    Kraxus "Roadrunner" Maclir
    44th Bard - Prexus
    Shining Alliance

    "meep meep"
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 24 2000 at 9:00 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) <<the info for 75% or so >>
    #Anonymous, Posted: Oct 06 2000 at 8:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'd say it gives exactly 62.937% of the info needed
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 24 2000 at 9:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'd say past the test of speed these forums have been pretty useless
    RE: Please read the threads
    # Sep 25 2000 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
    I think these posts have been very useful. I think what you are looking for is someone to solve this quest for you so you don't have to do any work.
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 25 2000 at 7:00 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) <I'd say past the test of speed these forums have been pretty useless>
    A thought...
    # Sep 23 2000 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
    Has anyone asked the NPC in the Temple of Sol Ro (the one that mentions something about the special bardic weapon) about Mahlin's insturments? Perhaps he has some response to that...

    Reverance Echoblade
    Bard of the 39th song
    Tribunal
    RE: A thought...
    # Sep 23 2000 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
    Been there myself with no results from him but I'm only 40 so a 45+ might want to try.
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 22 2000 at 3:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Look peeps. Stop pushing the post message button more than once. Just because you don't get an immediate result when you press it the first time doesn't mean that it is not being processed. It is hard enough as it is to process through all these threads.
    Forpar's Lute
    # Sep 22 2000 at 7:52 AM Rating: Default
    Has anyone collected the items for the head and neck yet? *is still waiting for the next list* I believe there will be three shopping trips, the second for the body and the final for the strings. Has anyone turned in the various drakes guts? It's a possible she may return a set of strings as well, negating the third shopping list.

    Shimizu - E'ci
    RE: Forpar's Lute
    # Sep 25 2000 at 12:39 AM Rating: Default
    Yes someone has, next shoping list is for the lute body and it's White scale off large white dragon, red scale off large red dragon, metal bits.

    Final list is probably Lute Body, Lute Neck and undead dragon gut strings off Trak
    RE: Forpar's Lute
    # Sep 23 2000 at 3:44 PM Rating: Default
    What drakes are the guts off of?
    Bard in BB to give horn too...
    # Sep 22 2000 at 3:56 AM Rating: Default
    What's the name of the elf that you have to give the OOT horn to? There are two elf women near the peer. Don't want to give it to the wrong person.
    RE: Bard in BB to give horn too...
    # Sep 22 2000 at 7:09 AM Rating: Default
    She is IN the large white house on the pier, hail her, and she will mention something about the bad service...
    ill look up the name today, but she is alone in that big white house, you cant miss her, and she replies ;)

    Thorian Runesinger
    58 Troubadour
    Veeshans Fury
    Bristlebane
    Forpar = KOS
    # Sep 22 2000 at 2:20 AM Rating: Default
    Forpar is KOS to me as well. I wonder, is it possible that he WONT be KOS if you speak to the initial quest giver in DL first?

    Anyone know of a trick to speak with him or what faction to try and raise?
    RE: Forpar = KOS
    # Sep 22 2000 at 6:04 PM Rating: Default
    HAHA guess this is to prevent you powerleveling "I can't hunt in dungeions so i'll kill guard" bards from going quests.. personaly i think it serves ya right :)
    sorry i just think thats so funny after telling people over and over its a bad idea to kill gnomes for exp :)
    RE: Forpar = KOS
    # Sep 22 2000 at 9:09 AM Rating: Default
    Sheesh...I'm surprised you bards don't remember a little song we got that raises faction for us. He was indifferant to me; then I used it and became amiable.

    Know your own power. ;)
    RE: Forpar = KOS
    # Sep 23 2000 at 10:18 AM Rating: Default
    Aye, and if you knew your own power, at a point mobs become impossible to raise faction with.. in other words our faction song does not work on KoS mobs. Think about it, since the song raises your faction not with the mob, but with the faction line that the mob is on, you could make yourself indiffrent to an entire zone of monsters that were orginally KoS to you if you could.

    Newb.
    RE: Forpar = KOS
    # Sep 22 2000 at 5:43 PM Rating: Default
    I dont think that works if he's already trying to kill me...
    RE: Forpar = KOS
    # Sep 22 2000 at 3:54 AM Rating: Default
    Hmm.. will sneak allow you to talk to someone? Or just trade items?
    RE: Forpar = KOS
    # Sep 23 2000 at 8:28 PM Rating: Default
    I believe you can sneak to talk to them, but after the first Hail they will turn to face you. You would probably have to keep walking around behind them in order to hold a long conversation. Wont help you though if they attack you on site.
    RE: Forpar = KOS
    # Sep 22 2000 at 3:53 AM Rating: Default
    Need to raise faction with gnomies. Kill, kill, kill minotaurs over there will raise your faction with Forpar.
    RE: Forpar = KOS
    # Sep 22 2000 at 3:45 AM Rating: Default
    Well I'm not too familiar with bards but as a monk I use sneak when I need to speak with a less than amiable merchant. Perhaps try and use Hide/Sneak to get behind the NPC then cancel hide and hail him while keeping sneak activated...

    my 2cp worth
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 22 2000 at 1:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ok I have Amiable faction with Forpar and he still will not talk to much . what do i have to do? i feel stupid
    RE: Forpar = KOS
    # Sep 22 2000 at 1:10 PM Rating: Default
    ok I have Amiable faction with Forpar and he still will not talk to much . what do i have to do? i feel stupid

    Gandel Talron Taliesin Bard of the 47th season
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 22 2000 at 1:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ok I have Amiable faction with Forpar and he still will not talk to much . what do i have to do? i feel stupid
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 22 2000 at 3:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Haha - you should feel stupid for posting the same thing three times :p
    Blackwing
    # Sep 22 2000 at 12:42 AM Rating: Default
    Just killed him. He's a large drake in Rathe Mountains. Drops onyx drake guts. I just basically killed every drake I could find and he eventually spawned (saw him spawn twice in about 10 minutes and before that didn't see him for a couple hours). He was green to me at 53 and pretty easy.
    RE: Blackwing good !! rharzar BAD!!!
    # Sep 26 2000 at 5:53 PM Rating: Default
    Rharzar is bad stuff... I'm thinking hes is part of the ramdon spawn there with blackwing. But if rharzar is up then blackwing will not spawn. I killed stuff for 3 hours and no Blackwing with rharzar flying around. Gonna wait to next patch day and try again
    RE: Blackwing good !! rharzar BAD!!!
    # Sep 27 2000 at 2:27 AM Rating: Default
    I was there yesterday, He was mad at me for no reason and i shouted GET LOST, Rharzar, But I think that drake is Blackwing's PH. He was there when i tried to kill remaining drakes but he still nuked me for 200 to 500 dmg and i keep going to kill drakes and have to be out of his spell range. But no luck on Blackwing for 4 hours and I gave up. =(
    New Drake?
    # Sep 21 2000 at 10:58 PM Rating: Default
    Has anyone confirmed that the giant onyx drake is the same one that drops the cloak? Reason Im asking is there's a new (to me.. I don't hunt Rathe mts much) drake.. looks emerald instead of onyx, cons yellow to a 53 SK, has a major aggro radius, con'd ready to attack on both me and the sk, and nuked with wrath of gods for about 1k damage.. it's name is Rharzar.
    the new drake rharzar
    # Sep 24 2000 at 10:15 PM Rating: Default
    he whooped on me just got away with like 60hp left *sigh* how am i going to kill the other drake.......think thats the point btw te green/emerald drake hits for like 300 stay away fromrharzar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 24 2000 at 10:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) he whooped on me just got away with like 60hp left *sigh* how am i going to kill the other drake.......think thats the point btw te green/emerald drake hits for like 300 stay away fromrharzar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    RE: the new drake rharzar
    # Sep 25 2000 at 6:47 AM Rating: Default
    Hey butt head can u stop hittinghg the post button multiple times
    #Anonymous, Posted: Sep 24 2000 at 10:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) he whooped on me just got away with like 60hp left *sigh* how am i going to kill the other drake.......think thats the point btw te green/emerald drake hits for like 300 stay away fromrharzar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    RE: New Drake?
    # Sep 21 2000 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
    Someone told me they did indeed get the gut from the huge onyx drake in rath mnts
    Just a thought..
    # Sep 21 2000 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
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    54 posts
    Just a thought on those parts of page 24..
    Anyone think we made need to find something to combine the 2 pieces in? (alla the testament of vanear quest idea..)
    The npc asks for the pages and the instrument, so we made need to make the 2 halves one before we can hand it in to him
    just my 2 cp :)
    RE: Just a thought..
    # Sep 22 2000 at 7:46 AM Rating: Default
    Doubtful, since the total of the items adds up to four. He should be happy with two pieces of page 24.

    Shimizu - E'ci
    RE: Just a thought..
    # Sep 23 2000 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
    Actuall do they add up to 4 or are we getting page 25 in two pieces as well?
    Forpar - KOS
    # Sep 21 2000 at 10:14 PM Rating: Default
    I'm KOS to forpar... he tries to kill me and wont talk to me. Does he talk at all? did anyone get him to talk? and if so, how did he con (indiff, warm etc)

    RE: Forpar - KOS
    # Sep 23 2000 at 6:53 PM Rating: Default
    *cough* Sneak *cough*
    Bard Items in Fironia
    # Sep 21 2000 at 5:17 PM Rating: Default
    Question: Does anyone think the items sold by the bard in Fironia (i.e. the lute handle or something) might be for this quest? If not, any ideas what those items are for?
    RE: Bard Items in Fironia
    # Sep 21 2000 at 8:00 PM Rating: Default
    There was SUPPOSED to be an intrument making skill implemented but it has yet to be put in
    RE: Bard Items in Fironia
    # Sep 23 2000 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
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    77 posts
    On the other hand, now that there is at least one instrument making NPC in the game, it's possible (holding breath) that he, or other npc's, will now be making mid level bard instruments as well.
    RE: Bard Items in Fironia
    # Sep 27 2000 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
    There was a lute tuner added in the Freeport bards guild about the time Kunark came out. Seems like there were trumpet parts sold in old Norrath since beta. IIRC Verant had mentioned there being a small brass trumpet in the game some time ago but I don't recall anyone ever finding it. I have wondered what these things were for since beta.

    Brilinnia Ban'Sidhe, Xegony
    Forpar Fizfla
    # Sep 21 2000 at 3:26 PM Rating: Default
    Anyone know, where Forpar Fizfla is to find in Ak`Anon?
    Thanx for answers:=)
    RE: Forpar Fizfla
    # Sep 21 2000 at 4:55 PM Rating: Default
    You can find him in one of the Windmills
    Cazic's Skin????
    # Sep 21 2000 at 3:03 PM Rating: Default
    Whats that for?
    RE: Cazic's Skin????
    # Oct 22 2000 at 1:34 AM Rating: Default
    wizzy epic quest
    the other bard in SK
    # Sep 21 2000 at 11:26 AM Rating: Default
    Has anyone been able to talk to the other new bard in SK. I can't remember the name but he's just a bit west but still in sight of the well where Vhalen Nostrolo is. I can't get him to talk to me. He just responds to hails with a comment about making a horrible song about me and singing it from the mountaintops. <shrug> he does have a lute in his hand though. Maybe he's the missing link. I don't even have Kellin's 7-string lute yet. I'd hate to get it knowing I have to give it up :(

    --Llyros Silvertongue
    50 Bard
    Fennin Ro
    RE: the other bard in SK
    # Sep 21 2000 at 3:20 PM Rating: Default
    Umm is that the one that is talking about stolen song pieces? cause there is a bard in SK that sings and moans then eventually says that hermit stole 2 song sheets of his

    oh well just my 2 CP
    RE: the other bard in SK
    # Sep 21 2000 at 5:59 PM Rating: Default
    No that would be Vhaken Nostrolo, the one hunted by necros for a long time. There's a new bad down there named something Swiftsong I believe... have the logs at home so I'll check.
    RE: the other bard in SK
    # Sep 21 2000 at 9:53 PM Rating: Default
    The bard near the fountain in SK is named "Baenar Swiftsong"
    RE: the other bard in SK
    # Sep 22 2000 at 3:02 AM Rating: Default
    This bard is part of the cleric weapon quest and from what i have so far seen has nothing to do with the bard quest.
    RE: the other bard in SK
    # Sep 21 2000 at 12:06 PM Rating: Default
    That is a different quest with that bard.
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