Page 25 To get Page 25, go to South
Karana and talk to the wood-elf bard named Kelkim Menkia, she is
between the centaurs and treants along the zone line that is a
"drop-off". Hail her to start the conversation and quest details.
You say: 'Hail, 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: 'What 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 into the
horizon. As she shakes her lute angrily, she says, "I'll kill all of
you dirty gnolls!"'
The items she needs to make the strings
for her lute are as follows:
A few notes regarding these
- Guts from a named chromatic drake in Skyfire Mountains
- Eldrig the Old: about level 51 and he summons
- Guts from the named red wurm in Burning Woods - drops
off named wurm Nezekezena
- Guts from the Huge Oynx Drake in Rathe Mountains -
Blackwing: level 40 something
To get the Red Wurm Gut you
need to kill a named wurm in the Burning Woods - Nezekezena.
Phurzikon no longer drops the red guts for bard epic. Both
these wurms will be high 40's to 51 in level, so at level 51, they
can summon you and gate. Both these spawn at location (neg 470, neg
2550), so if you camp the spawn, you should be fine if they decide
to gate back. A full group of low 50's can kill these wurms.
Something spawns every two minutes, whether it be a PH or a
Nekekezena or a Phurzikon...
This is also a great camp
for some fast experience, as the spawn time is 2 minutes, and there
are lots of wanderers. You could convince a mage to camp it with
you, as they also need the Burnt Embers for their epic, which is a
much rarer drop.
The red wurm guts drop plentifully, so
you'll get one for sure if you camp this area a few hours.
Blackwing in Rathe
Mountains will spawn after clearing out the drakes in that area. It
is the south-western part of the zone, and will spawn out of the loc
(neg 1700, neg 15). Keep killing everything that spawn at this loc,
including drakes and basalisks, and you will get Blackwing within an
hour or so. His PHs include basilisk, Onyx drakes, Ebon drakes,
Obdisian Drake, and Basalt Drake.
Be very careful of the
named drakes in this area. Zazamouhk, an evil enchanter sphinx and
her pet are up on the hill but don't seem to move around much. She
is around level 40, maybe lower. If you are agnostic and wear your
Dark-elf illusion, you can go right up to her. Rharzar, however, is
a level 55 green drake. Every bard I talked to that has camped
Blackwing has been killed by Rharzar, including myself, he hit me so
fast I couldn't even run one step. If you have him on tracking and
are alone, do your best to avoid him, or come back another day. He
is for the SK epic, so convince an SK in your guild to join you and
bring a few groups down to kill Rharzar.
Stay at the spawn
spot mentioned above and you should be fine. At level 47, I
discovered that I could melee these drakes and Blackwing easily.
Eldrig the Old in
Skyfire Mountains has a spawn spot of loc (pos 500, neg 4000).
Eldrig is a named Chromodrac, level 51. He summons, dispells (a
LOT), melees and cast Boiling Blood DoT, which he will proceed to
dispell right away.
Go north from the OT zone until you hit
the spot. Every 13 minutes a mob will spawn, and start walking
towards OT. If nothing is spawning, you must track down the
placeholder and kill it before the spot will start re-spawning. The
placeholder has been reported to be any mob: bottomless feasters,
skyash/skycinder drakes, wurms, mature wurms, wyverns, and
chromodracs. Thanks to the bards on the Concert Hall who have
figured this spawn spot out.
Once this is accomplished, and
you found the PH, and the spawn spot is spawning, Eldrig will spawn
regularly. I am not positive that this is the only spawn spot of
Eldrig. I have seen him up once, and he walks a path from this spot
to the Burning Woods zone and back. Bards on my server who has
followed my directions here has communicated with me, and has
eventually gotten Eldrig to spawn. Another bard reported to me that
he saw Eldrig fly back and forth between approximately (neg 3250,
pos 2000) and (neg 3250, pos 1000). This is right near the BW zone.
So, I suspect, once he spawns in the above location, this becomes
When I finally found him up, my group fear
kited him. I played my fear song, and fear song only. He went down
quickly. We had 2 bards (levels 51 and 53), 53 warrior, 53 cleric,
and 57 druid. Second time I found him, we just snared him, and no
fear, full group, no problem. We killed him at his spawn spot the
first time, and near the Burning Woods zone the second time, as he
A trick level 56+ bards can use, is to use
the Song of Highsun to gate mobs back to the spawn point.
Once you have all the 3 guts from these mobs, catch a
ride back to Antonica. Give the three guts back to Kelkim in South
Karana and you will get page 25.
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, Kocho.'
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