Start Area: Mhaura
Start NPC:Take (I - 8)
Prerequisites:His Name is Valgeir
Related Areas:Selbina
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Land Crab Meat
Scream Fungus
Title Obtained:Three-star Purveyor
Items Granted:Tableware Set
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Take wants you to bring back one of Valgeir's dishes from Selbina.


First do the Rycharde quests through His Name is Valgeir.

Next quest is from Take, the lady downstairs. She says she wants to sample a taste of Valgeir's cooking and gives you a quest to run over to Selbina. Once there, talk to Valgeir and he'll do it out of pride of being a chef. He tells you to collect a Scream Fungus and a piece of Land Crab Meat.

After giving it to Valgeir, he says the meal will take one whole game day. Come back the next game day, and he'll have the food, a Land Crab Bisque, prepared. It is a key item. Take that to Take in Mhaura and she will reward you with a Tableware Set, furniture to place on top of tables. She also says she'll take it to Rycharde to taste too.

Quest Series

This quest is part of a cooking quest series based in Mhaura. The complete quest series includes:

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Eight hour wait
# Nov 12 2004 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
2,313 posts
It seems that you have to wait at least 8 rl hours before you can get each of these quests.

Having Ricks dad give you the crab bisques is the only part of this that sticks to what it says. He says come back in a day and its a game day. Exact to the minute. So if you went in on one day at 20.24 you have to wait until the next day at 20.24
Starting Time
# Oct 09 2004 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
I have max Windurst fame and I can not start this quest. Since I just finished the His Name is Valgeir quest, i am wondering if there is a set amout of time beofre i can start Expertise. Anyone know how long I have to wait?
Starting Time
# Jul 26 2006 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
Mhaura quests are based on a different region's fame level, you could have hero fame in Windy and it wouldn't matter.
RE: Starting Time
# Aug 06 2005 at 9:40 PM Rating: Good
643 posts
Same here - my fame is pretty high and I can't seem to start this. He just says someting to the effect of "Come back later, I need some time alone".
Can't get this quest...
# Jun 29 2004 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
214 posts
I haven't been able to get anything after "His Name is Valgeir". Rycharde is still sad. I've upped my Windurst fame quite a bit since completing the last Rycharde quest. Is there a greater fame requirement? (I currently have level 5 Windy fame, unsure of Mhaura fame...)
RE: Can't get this quest...
# Jul 17 2004 at 1:09 AM Rating: Excellent
not sure if this is your case, the quest description is a bit confusing, and its not clear you get the quest even when you talk to the right person.

after you do "His Name is Valgeir" talk to Take and the will say that she want to taste Valgeir's food. Its not totally obvious that you have the quest, but check your quest log, odds are the "Expertise" will suddenly appear.

at least that is how it worked for me. also note that i didnt try to get the quest from Take right after finishing "His Nam...".
Where does this work?
# Apr 16 2004 at 10:01 PM Rating: Good
Just one quick qustion, Does this work if your not in the Mog House of your starting city? (If your in a rented MH). Or does it only work when your in your own nation's MH? Any help really appreciated! ^_^
Duplicate tableware
# Feb 19 2004 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
54 posts
OK - slightly strange question .... does anyone know if you get a extra skill for having two sets compared to just one ?

Some nice person sold a set at AH which has put me in good standing but since I need the quest to get a tea-set I'm going to end up with two. Part of me is loathe to sell the second set and I'm looking for justification for cluttering my house up further.

I suppose this would have ramifications for other furniture - like workbenches - as well.
RE: Duplicate tableware
# Aug 13 2004 at 3:55 AM Rating: Decent
Yes having two would give you an enhanced effect.
Go Herefor more information on Furniture, and the bonuses they give you.
# Jan 06 2004 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
the 'tableware' increases your cooking skill when you craft in your mog house

not as useless a reward as it at first seems^^
RE: reward
# Feb 07 2004 at 5:57 AM Rating: Default
164 posts
I don't think you can craft in your mog house. It just works anywhere, right?
RE: reward
# Feb 09 2004 at 6:46 AM Rating: Decent
You -can- craft in your mog house.

I can't confirm the mog house is the only place the Tableware Set helps your cooking, but that would make sense.
RE: reward
# Jun 19 2004 at 10:20 AM Rating: Default
86 posts
I cant synth in my mog house
RE: reward
# Jul 20 2004 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
48 posts
no idea why you can't seem to synth in your mog house... everyone else seems to have no problem doing it. I cook in there all the time... ^_^

RE: reward
# Aug 24 2004 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
137 posts
perhapse you can only cook in your mog house, i have also had trouble synthing anythign in my mog house (gold, black, cloth, and carpentry). would seem to make sense cause when was the last time someone ever made a bench or a sword in their own house?
RE: reward
# Jan 21 2006 at 11:14 PM Rating: Default
i synth in my mog house all the time as a woodworker. never had any trouble with it.
Reward = Tableware Set
# Dec 17 2003 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
212 posts
The reward is a "Tableware Set", not a Windurst Tea Set.
Name of quest
# Dec 10 2003 at 6:59 PM Rating: Default
A really minor point but this quest is actually called "Expertise". (Sorry my e-mail doesn't work).
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