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Path of the Bard (Bard Flag Quest)  

Realm:Jeuno
Start Area: Lower Jeuno
Start NPC:Mertaire (I - 8)
Type:Job Related
Prerequisites:A Minstrel in Despair
The Old Monument
Related Areas:Buburimu Peninsula
Valkurm Dunes
Min Level:30
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:3000
Reward:Bard Flag
Rating
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Items Required:Parchment
Title Obtained:Wandering Minstel
Last Updated: Sun Mar 20 10:13:14 2011

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Summary

Walkthrough

You must complete the other quests:

The Old Monument A Minstrel In Despair

Path of the Bard: Talk to Bki Tbujhja again. She mentions another set of Song Runes n Valkurn Dunes. Head out to Valkurn. At (C-6) starts the secret tunnel run. Drop out onto the hidden beach and head south east to the bottom right of (B-7). Click on the Song Rune for another cut scene. This time Mertaire shows up, as does Lewenhart. After the cut scene you receive 3000 gil and the ability to change into a bard.

Quest Series

This is part of the job flag quest series. Other quests of the series include:

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YAY easy job quest!!
# May 16 2010 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow easiest job quest ive solo'd so far LOL

Starting with "A minstrel in despair" quest first (as it tells you in posts further down to head to Valk Dunes and so does the girl in the tavern LOL) then heading to the secret beach (C-6) in the dunes..Both quests link so i dunno why they've made them 'separate' quests..hmm anyway..at lvl 42DRG no agro at all everything was too weak to be worthwhile lol so im sure this could be completed at a lower lvl...YAY!!
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Part 2...
# Nov 08 2008 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
This is a 2 part quest...so to speak. You have to do "A Minstrel in Despair First". It's really part 1 of this quest...they seem linked.

Other than the time involved, this was probably the easiest quest for a job. Very easy to solo with no mobs to worry about...if you keep an eye out for gobs. Bst was really easy too though. LOL I was just a 30war/mnk and solo'd both. The gobs were either "Too weak" or "Easy prey". Not that it mattered with my "Neckchopper" great axe and skill 70+. Sturmwind sort of blows mobs away.

Ok, just wanted to put in my 2gil worth. Say Hi if u see me on Alexander.
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missing part of quest
# Aug 16 2008 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Really annoyed me when I followed this walkthrough and got to the dunes and the song runes werent doing anything.. so it was even more so a waste of time.. when your going back to the merry minstrel with the poetic parchment, you have to trade it to mertaire.. then I would talk to that mithra in the minstrel too before I headed out to dunes.. then everything will go smoothly.
Help!!
# Mar 05 2008 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, I have the Old Monument quest completed. It is showing up under my completed quest. I still have the poetic parchment from Buburimu in my inventory though. (I may have done this one earlier, forgot, and started over?) Anyway, I've went to talk to everyone in the Minstrel Shop, and no CS. I can't trade her the parchment either. So I tried going to Valkrum. I get to the Song Ruins and nada... No CS nothing. At that point I went back to Jeuno, and still nothing. Bard is not available in my jobs, and I've asked everyone. Please help!



FYI: I went as 55RDM/33BLM(so it isn't my lvl that is causing any problem)
Help!!
# Apr 08 2008 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
Did you try and trade to Mertaire?
bard
# Jan 28 2008 at 4:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Path of the Bard:
Talk to Bki Tbujhja again. She mentions another set of Song Runes n Valkurn Dunes. Head out to Valkurn. At (C-6) starts the secret tunnel run. Drop out onto the hidden beach and head south east to the bottom right of (B-7). Click on the Song Rune for another cut scene. This time Mertaire shows up, as does Lewenhart. After the cut scene you receive 3000 gil and the ability to change into a bard.
bard
# Jan 28 2008 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Path of the Bard:
Talk to Bki Tbujhja again. She mentions another set of Song Runes n Valkurn Dunes. Head out to Valkurn. At (C-6) starts the secret tunnel run. Drop out onto the hidden beach and head south east to the bottom right of (B-7). Click on the Song Rune for another cut scene. This time Mertaire shows up, as does Lewenhart. After the cut scene you receive 3000 gil and the ability to change into a bard.
Help please
# May 23 2006 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
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I just started the Bard quest and I am confused.I did the thing with the song runes near bibiki...Well I am looking for the one in valkurm but for some odd reason I found a cave and got pwned by a gob it was knocking me for 100 a hit what am I doing wrong and if you want to help im on hte Diablos server...Im always on around 3-10
RE: Help please
# Jun 14 2006 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
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The western most part of Valkurm Dunes, there is a twisty road that seems to lead to nowhere, it doesn't. It's not on the map but the road leads into a tunnel and the tunnel to a secret beach, again not on the map. the <pos> of the tunnel is C-6 <pos> of secret beach is C-7 and the song runes are at B-7. Again all this is not on the map. Also gobs everywhere, better get a chocobo or sneak/invisible. Note: you cannot access the runes with invis on so be careful.
lol
# Apr 02 2006 at 11:55 AM Rating: Default
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im glad i did this as my first job quest....now i dont have to do 2 more quests ^^

Edit: Never mind...its just broken into 3 sections for the quest >.>


Edited, Sun Apr 2 14:56:23 2006
Sounds Easy
# Mar 16 2006 at 8:13 AM Rating: Decent
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This is the easiest advanced job quest i think i've seen. It may be time consuming but for a level 30 there is nothing dangerous in ANY of those areas minus some of the bosses. and this quest is even easier when using a choco, of course who wouldn't.

I may pick this as my next job.
RE: Sounds Easy
# Apr 06 2006 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
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did this last night (finally!) super easy, but parchment cost too much. Oh well can't have it all. Time to start learning some hip-hop beats with my harp... or maybe pop with my flute...
BRD
# Jul 15 2005 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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So i traded the song of rune to the hume i got cutsene then went to the dunes and found ??? i click on it and all i gett You since a evil presince.
plz help
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# Aug 16 2005 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
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... its not a ??? your looking for its a song rune the song rune is on the hidden beach ITS NOT THE ??? the ??? is for the whm af
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RE: BRD
# Aug 02 2005 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Did you talk to that mithra (i think) behind the counter that sais theres another set in Valkurm?
Some facts about this quest
# Apr 20 2005 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Well there are some things that arn't said.You cant do this before 17:00 because the people in the tavern arn't there, as for not being able to get cutscene, target Ruins in burinbu, <the ones near the entrance to bibiki bay> , Press X or enter, and you get cutscene with a NPC named leon heart or something,Then trade the parchment to monument to get Song lyrics, warp back and give em to the crybaby bard or whatever and head to secret beach in valkurum and talk to ruins <no parchment needed> grab that cut scene and ta da bard flag 5100 total gil and a nice walk or warp back to start training brd!
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Buburimu
# Apr 17 2005 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Be aware!! There is 2 monuments in Buburimu Penninsula...

When you first get to Buburimu head over to G-9 and go down to the beach by down hill land. And walk all the way out to the beach. Then take a right, if done correctly, you will end up at a cave around G-10. Entering there, i encontered 2 bogys, which was easily disposed of (only at night). And first click on the monument and u get a cutscene. And you must head back to Jeuno after you get this one, so get a warp scroll. The rest of the information is accurate.
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# Apr 09 2005 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Where is the parcment in the AH.
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# Mar 31 2005 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok. I have my 30 blm talk to Mertaire and I get the correct response. I talk to Bki Tbujhja and get the next correct response.

I bought my Parchment a head of time, so I wouldn't have to make 2 trips.

I go to Buburimu Peninsula, at the Song Runes on the West side of the beach. I select the Song Runes and all I get is the "Old Monument" response, no cut scene. I tried trading my Parchment to the Song Runes, nothing happens. Probably b/c I have not had the cut scene yet.

Am I doing something wrong?
RE: Problems
# Apr 03 2005 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Did you tade the parchment to the runes, or just activate the ruins. If you got the Old Monument response, you might not have actually traded the item to it.
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RE: Problems
# Apr 02 2005 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Can't figure out why that's not working. Make sure you're using Parchment (leathercraft materials) and not Bast Parchment. Bast Parchment will not work. Other than that I don't really know.
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RE: Problems
# Jun 08 2006 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Ugh!!!! I bought bast parchment because it's, well, parchment... SE should change the names ; ;
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# Mar 31 2005 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok. I have my 30 blm talk to Mertaire and I get the correct response. I talk to Bki Tbujhja and get the next correct response.

I bought my Parchment a head of time, so I wouldn't have to make 2 trips.

I go to Buburimu Peninsula, at the Song Runes on the West side of the beach. I select the Song Runes and all I get is the "Old Monument" response, no cut scene. I tried trading my Parchment to the Song Runes, nothing happens. Probably b/c I have not had the cut scene yet.

Am I doing something wrong?
Parchment, not Bast Parchment
# Mar 09 2005 at 8:42 AM Rating: Good
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I've been having trouble with this seemingly easy quest, too. The mistake I made was in buying a Bast Parchment instead of a Parchment. Bast Parchment will *not* work for this quest.

Parchment is sold in the AH under Materials > Leathercraft.

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RE: Parchment, not Bast Parchment
# Mar 15 2005 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Please note, a lot of people make the same mistake of buying a Bast Parchment for this quest. The item you require is a standard Parchment.
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# Mar 08 2005 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
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just did the quest it was quite easy compared to other adv. job quests
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# Feb 27 2005 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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quest is mad easy...just requires alot of walking and chokoing....REAL easy thou
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parchment
# Nov 15 2004 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this quest 10 min ago. Just so you know, you DO NOT need a parchment for the Valkurm stone, you only need one for Bubirimu sp?.
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RE: parchment
# Dec 24 2004 at 4:13 PM Rating: Good
ja ja, just for the Buburimiru one.
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Just finished
# Oct 09 2004 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I've just finished this quest and I must say it is rather easy. After seeing how useful and valuable Bards are in pt's, I was suprised that it was as easy to get.

The price for the parchment was 1.7k on my server. And you get all that back and then some. All in all, a great job with an easy quest.
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RE: Just finished
# Feb 02 2005 at 3:54 AM Rating: Decent
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It's probably cheaper to desynth flutes.
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#GodSpiral, Posted: Oct 04 2004 at 8:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I've done the first part in bubu. (traded with monument got cut scene)
RE: bug with this quest?
# Oct 05 2004 at 3:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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you trade the poetic parchment to Mertaire in low jeuno. you then speak to bki again. after that you go to valkurm and just click on the stone.
can't do it
# Oct 02 2004 at 8:41 PM Rating: Decent
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ok I just tried to do this quest as lvl 34 BLM. I talked to both people in Jeuno, bought the parchment (actually I choco'd to Buburimu without it and had to warp back to get it...ugh) went to the runes in Buburimu (twice), clicked on the runes, got the message "An old momument...blah blah blah" and that's it, no cutscene at all. Tried trading the parchment, nothing happens. What now? The quest doesn't show up in my current list, but someone above said that it's not supposed to until the quest is finished. I talked to both people in the Merry Minstrel and they both said exactly what they were supposed to. Now what? I logged with my character at the runes because I really, really do not want to go back to Jeuno and try this over again...is there something I'm doing wrong?
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RE: can't do it
# Oct 06 2004 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Click on the rune, get a cut scene, then trade the parchment to the song rune.
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How Many?
# Sep 20 2004 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
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This many sound stupid but... I have no idea how much parchment I need for this quest. 2 or 3? Thanks, I just want to make sure before it's too late.

Edited, Mon Sep 20 21:23:35 2004
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RE: How Many?
# Mar 31 2005 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
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1 parchment not bast parchment.
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Is this quest as easy as it sounds?
# Sep 02 2004 at 2:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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is this quest really as easy as it sounds? at least it won't take as long as the drg quest... 2 trips across the world ****** me off on that one.
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