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Wondering Minstrel  

Realm:Windurst
Start Area: Windurst Waters
Start NPC:Jatan-Paratan (F - 10)
Type:General
Related Areas:Lower Jeuno
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Rosewood Lumber
Title Obtained:Down Piper Piper-upperer
Items Granted:Faerie Piccolo
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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As soon as you step up to the everyone-knows-you fame level, Jatan will mope about and act depressed instead of playing music for you. If you chat to everyone else in the restaurant, they will express concern about Jatan and mention that this episode was triggered by a bearded hume bard friend, perhaps from Jeuno.

This bearded gent is Ruslan (not Rusian) in the mead tavern below Neptune's bar in Jeuno. Chat with him and he tells you to give Rosewood Lumber to Jatan. Rosewood LOGS are available in small quantities from wood vendors or cut directly. Rosewood Lumber is only available from a skilled woodworker.

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Don't forget:
# Sep 28 2006 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I talked the taru BRD, told him I didn't recall anything about his music, then talked to everyone else in the bar. Satisfied, I left and headed for Jeuno. But when I got there, Ruslan wouldn't give me the quest. I figured I had forgotten something, so back to Windurst I went. I had to talk to the BRD again ( and told him his music was unimpressive ) and then one more time for him to actually trigger the quest.

If you get it unlocked, the BRD will ask you to "please forget what I just said." Anything less means you'll be coming back to Windurst after you realize Ruslan isn't interested in you.

All in all, a decent flute for BRD, and it sells for 100k on Sylph. I've been levelling BRD myself, so it was nice to need an instrument I could go quest instead of purchasing on AH.
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# Jul 14 2005 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Do I have to give him a stack of Rosewood lumber? Or only one? I tried to trade 1 to him, but he won't accept it.

*Edit* Nevermind, I got it. *Edit*

Edited, Thu Jul 14 03:04:38 2005
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Ruslan is in the Merry Minstrel, not Neptune`s Spire
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# Dec 20 2004 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I have a question..I have this quest right now and hav gotten up to when i go talk with the man in juneo. He tells me to give the peaice of rosewood lumber to jatan. so i got the lumber for him and went to trade it but he does not take it. What im i doing wrong?
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Fame 5, not 7
# Sep 23 2004 at 6:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I complete this quest and I am still fame 5 as well.
wrong estimated fame needed
# Jun 15 2004 at 12:47 PM Rating: Good
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i can confirm BaZERGer's post... fame 70 doesnt seem to be correct. i have fame lvl 6 and 38 unique quests done in windurst as a bastokan citizen, nearly no quests repeated. i got this quest and finished it :)
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not "below"
# May 22 2004 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Ruslan is in the "Merry Minstrel Meadhouse" which is labelled on the map of Lower Jeuno, and can be found at the border of H8 and I8.

He is NOT below Neptune's Spire. "Below" means "underneath", especially in a 3D game. The meadhouse is southwest of Neptune's Spire.
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# May 22 2004 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
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i got the quest with the fame person saying "there aren't many windurstians that don't know that name.". not sure if that's fame 70, though i think it's fame level 6 according to the census :)
Quest initiate.
# Apr 26 2004 at 12:15 AM Rating: Excellent
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In order to initiate this quest, you must EITHER, select option 3, (which basically says something like "I don't recall".) Or select each one in succession. THEN talk to the mithra and her daughter (the serving girl) THEN talk to the bard again.

But simply selecting the top option or the middle one does not activate the quest.
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# Mar 29 2004 at 8:49 PM Rating: Default
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To Activate Quest
# Feb 16 2004 at 6:49 PM Rating: Good
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Took me forever to figure out how to activate it, with 2 warps and 3 trips to Windurst to try and activate it again. Here's how I did it.

When Jatan asks you a question, I don't believe it matters which you choose. Talk to the NPC to the right of the stage, the Mithra. Then the little server girl. Those are the only 2 NPCs that will comment on Jatan's sorrow. Speak to the girl server twice I believe to get her sencond line, then talk to Jatan again. Jatan will actually give the quest to you and it will appear in your quest menu. If it's not in your quest menu, don't waste your time and warp or head back to Jeuno like I did. Ack.
Ruslan pos
# Feb 14 2004 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
he's in Merry Minstrel, the place where you would get the bard's flag quest. He's at the bar drinking.
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# Feb 13 2004 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Just some more information. I did it with 70 fame
I talked to Jatan , picked the answer and went to Jeuno, but indeed this doesn't trigger the quest.

In order to trigger the quest, talk to Jatan, then talk to all the people around him in Timbre Tavern (only 3 or 4 will confirm Jatan hasn't been playing well after a bard from another country came).
Now the quest is triggered, then you can do to Jeuno and talk to Ruslan

Rosewood lumber sells for 2.6k at windurst AH and a Faerie piccolo for 2k.. so is it worth it? hm.. not really I'd say
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RE: la la
# Nov 24 2004 at 11:00 AM Rating: Default
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so is it worth it? hm.. not really I'd say


...says the non-bard ;)
RE: la la
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Edited, Wed Nov 24 11:02:22 2004
aquiring quest
# Feb 03 2004 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
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The guy gives you three options, I've tried all three, none of them give me the quest. when i talk to the guys in the bar tell me it might be the guy from Jueno. So i go to jueno and when I talk to Ruslan, he says hes a wondering minstral... blah blah, and doesnt tell me anything about the log. How do I get the quest?

Edited, Tue Feb 3 18:02:39 2004
Read carefully
# Feb 02 2004 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Read the quest description a little more carefully..."mead tavern below Neptune's bar in Jeuno"
WRONG LOC FOR JEUNO BLOKE
# Feb 01 2004 at 6:04 AM Rating: Default
the guy aint in the neptune inn...hes in the inn further down the road
yeaa help
# Jan 31 2004 at 3:58 PM Rating: Default
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I have done 43 quests for Windurst, 7 for Mhaura, im on the fame:
Hello there Unrender! There aren't many Windurstians who don't know that name. We're all proud to have you on our side! Keep up the great work!
The guy is sad, he gives me 3 options on his music.
I talk to people, they say talk to ruslan fellow.
The quest does NOT appear on my current quest list. Is it suppose to? and whats the <pos> on the Ruslan fellow. Because he's not in the Neptune Inn at Lower Jueno.
yeaa help
# Jan 31 2004 at 3:58 PM Rating: Default
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I have done 43 quests for Windurst, 7 for Mhaura, im on the fame:
Hello there Unrender! There aren't many Windurstians who don't know that name. We're all proud to have you on our side! Keep up the great work!
The guy is sad, he gives me 3 options on his music.
I talk to people, they say talk to ruslan fellow.
The quest does NOT appear on my current quest list. Is it suppose to? and whats the <pos> on the Ruslan fellow. Because he's not in the Neptune Inn at Lower Jueno.
Where?
# Jan 16 2004 at 4:39 PM Rating: Default
Where is this Jatan person located?
RE: Where?
# Jan 24 2004 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
He's at the Timbre Timber Tavern in north section of Windurst Waters.
Title
# Jan 07 2004 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
Title for completion of this quest is "Down Piper Pipe-upperer". The name of the item for the reward is actually Faerie Piccolo.
Muddled info up top there
# Dec 20 2003 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
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The basic gist of the description above is good as a hint -- enough to start and finish the quest with a tiny bit of effort -- but it's not really a complete spoiler. I just completed this one and here's what I learned about it.

Quest Name: Wondering Minstrel
Starts: Jatan-Paratan in Windurst Waters
Requires: Rosewood Lumber (~4k in AH)
Reward: Faerie Piccolo (36 brd, +2 march)
Fame: "There aren't any Windurstians who don't now your name."

Jatan does not send you anywhere. As soon as you step up to the everyone-knows-you fame level, Jatan will mope about and act depressed instead of playing music for you. If you chat to everyone else in the restaurant, they will express concern about Jatan and mention that this episode was triggered by a bearded hume bard friend, perhaps from Jeuno.

This bearded gent is Ruslan (not Rusian) in the Neptune bar in Jeuno. Chat with him and he tells you to give Rosewood LUMBER to Jatan. Rosewood LOGS are available in small quantities from wood vendors or cut directly. LUMBER is only available from a skilled woodworker (ie. via the AH).

The reward is quite nice for a bard, but if your server is like mine, there are so few bards about that no matter how nice the item is, supply far exceeds demand to the point where you might as well give it away than try to sell it.
Wondering Bard?
# Dec 10 2003 at 12:29 PM Rating: Default
Is this the "Wondering Bard" quest? I just recieved it and it says to go to someone in Jeuno who is his part partner and has made Jatan start to play sad songs. This might just be the walkthrough / answer for what you do when you get to Jeuno.

I took me several quests to recieve this, approximately 40.
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# Dec 09 2003 at 7:46 AM Rating: Default
requires some fame to start..
Location of Jatan
# Dec 01 2003 at 11:05 AM Rating: Default
he's at the tavern in windurst waters.

I haven't done the quest yet, but that should help you get a start on the quest.

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Where ?
# Nov 22 2003 at 3:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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Do anybody have more info on this one ?
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