Love and Ice  

Start Area: Port Bastok
Start NPC:Carmelo (E - 6)
Prerequisites:A Test of True Love
The Siren's Tear
The Stars of Ifrit
Related Areas:Beaucedine Glacier
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(From 1 rating)
Title Obtained:Sorrow Drowner
Items Granted:Lamia Harp
Last Updated: Thu Aug 4 18:42:04 2005

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Carmelo wants to start his life anew. You must go throw the song sheet he had written for his former love into the Mirror Lake on the Beaucedine Glacier.


You must have completed The Stars of Ifrit quest before you can begin this quest.

Prior to accepting the quest, you must also examine the key item Carrier Pigeon Letter which is acquired as part of the prerequisite quest. Once you've done so, talk to Carmelo and he will give you the key item Carmelo's Song Sheet.

Examine the Mirror Pond at Beaucedine Glacier (G-10) on a clear day (no snow falling) to receive a cutscene. You can't ride a chocobo through Beaucedine Glacier, and mobs will aggro characters as high as level 50, so characters no higher than that will require some form of Sneak and Invisible.

When you return to Carmelo, he will reward you with a Lamia Harp. Provided you have sufficient fame, if you zone out and zone back in, Carmelo will give you the next quest in the series, A Test of True Love.

Quest Series

This quest is part of a series of quests offered by Agapito and Carmelo in Port Bastok. See the list below to find out which quest comes next.

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I'm a dumb ass
# Jul 06 2006 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
I spent a few hours at the other mirror pown at like j-5ish around fei-yin. Got pissed off when glow and no snow and stuff guess it shows A read and B SE is confusing.
The final truth
# Feb 19 2006 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
No... the G-10 pond is the correct one. I just completed the quest.

* It's extremely rare for the Beaucedine Glacier to have clear weather, as most of the time it is snowing. Check with the weather forcaster Maleme for info on what the weather will be like in the Glacier for the next three days (three earth hours.) She's in South San d'Oria at J-8.

The pond at G-10 has a target with a blank description window. But, if you are there on a clear day or dark weather day IN THE DAYTIME - meaning between 6:00 and 18:00 game day, another target point will spawn - 'Mirror Pond'. It will appear to the left of the blank target so just run there and hit it for a cutscene.

I hope this clarifies things a bit.
RE: The final truth
# Mar 02 2006 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
I was actually able to get the cutscene by touching the Mirror Pond at 23:06 in dark weather, so it doesn't have to be dark weather in the daytime.

Edited, Thu Mar 2 18:35:15 2006
three ponds 1 cutscene
# Feb 14 2006 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent

I still need to try that -.-
nice trick by the way, how did you figuer it out?

i was there on a dark day, damn...let it pass me too! lol

i found my cofferkey FOR MY af3 QUEST.^^ (PldLVL56~57)

Edited, Wed Mar 15 01:02:04 2006
Dark Element
# Dec 02 2005 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
Ice+Double Ice didn't let the Mirror Pond spawn. Single Dark Element did. That is all.
Siren's Tear quest
# Feb 23 2005 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
The Siren's Tear quest is apparently a prerequisite for this. I did the quest for Agapito, examined the letter key item before and after completing it. Carmelo just mentioned "a Siren's Tear" (in green text) going down a river, tides of war or something. I waited several days including one conquest tally and he still didn't provide the quest. After looking up the Siren's Tear quest and completing it for Wahid, Carmelo gave me this quest.

Has anyone else experienced this situation?
RE: Siren's Tear quest
# Aug 05 2005 at 2:51 PM Rating: Good
158 posts
Once you do this quest, it will become very apparent why you need to have done the Siren's Tear quest before. The jewel is mentioned in cutscenes... it's important to the relationship between Carmelo and Daliah. Especially how each of them thought it affected things...
RE: Pertinent info
# Dec 17 2004 at 2:00 PM Rating: Default
I have compleated "The Stars of Ifrit" quest, and i Talk to Carmelo and did not obtain the key item: Carmelo's Song Sheet.
i have rank 6 and no go, What's my prob?
RE: Pertinent info
# Jan 13 2005 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
100 posts
Rank doesn't matter. City Fame matters. Build up your Bastok fame by doing lower quests, then you can do the highers ones.
Read the Letter
# Oct 13 2004 at 1:46 AM Rating: Excellent
374 posts
I was having the same issue as Mecorx. Just finished it, left the zone, came back, and Carmelo wouldn't talk to me. I examined the key item: a carrier pigeon letter. Clicked on Carmelo again and voila, cut scene.

# Aug 23 2004 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
1,534 posts
I think this guide is not completely right, i finished stars of ifrit zoned, and zoned back in and talked to Carmelo, He did not give me a quest, all he said was "my name, on some love letter? are you sure? there must be some mistake.
So you DO need fame for this quest
Mecorx - Ifrit 75WAR/75WHM [Retired]
Mecorx - Odin 99WAR/99WHM/99DNC [Retired]
RE: huh?
# Sep 06 2004 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
915 posts
Two possible causes:
A) You already have the key item (I'm pretty sure I got it without realizing it was for the next quest, I'll have to check)
B) You don't have enough fame for this second quest.
Kinda confusing
# Aug 09 2004 at 3:40 AM Rating: Decent
57 posts
When you go to the lake there is a blank ??? and then one that says Mirror Pond. Make sure you click on the Mirror Pond one. It's on the back side of the lake. You can do this when it's 'gloomy', darkness element.
Thanks Valyana
# Jul 19 2004 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Great tip there Val, I was baffled.. was Rank 9 fame in Bastok (Master Rcade! You are a hero to the people of Bastok! Everyone here knows your name and what you've done for us! You are the example every Bastoker should follow!), had done Ifrit's tear and Cid's Secret and STILL couldn't get it. Examining that letter seems to be a MUST.
# Apr 02 2004 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
4,221 posts
i read the letter and got the quest

Read the letter
# Mar 29 2004 at 1:34 PM Rating: Good
787 posts
I needed to examine the "Carrier pigeon letter" key item before Carmelo would give me this quest.

Edited, Mon Apr 19 02:57:49 2004
fame level?
# Mar 23 2004 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
4,221 posts
i can't get this quest.

I've done Star of Ifrit and Siren's Tear and I have the Titan quest.
# Mar 20 2004 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
277 posts
I wonder if the Siren's Tear quest is also a prereq for this quest, since Carmelo is the NPC that tells you how to collect it (and he mentions that he was forced to sell it in the dialog). If you think you have enough fame and have met the other requirements and still don't receive this quest, it might be worth a shot to see if completing the Siren's Tear quest will let you have it.
RE: Prereqs?
# Jan 10 2005 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
73 posts
yes, the Siren's Tear quest is also a prerequisite to this quest.
Dark Element
# Mar 19 2004 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
You can examine the mirror pond when Beaucedine Glacier has the dark element.
Pertinent info
# Mar 19 2004 at 2:40 AM Rating: Excellent
258 posts
* You need to have at least level 5 fame in Bastok before Carmelo will start this quest; otherwise he just refuses to admit that he wrote the note from the previous quest. At level 5 fame, Flaco by the tavern tells you, "A lot of people know what you've done for Bastok. People are saying good things about you. Keep up the good work!"

* It's extremely rare for the Beaucedine Glacier to have clear weather, as most of the time it is snowing. Check with the weather forcaster Maleme for info on what the weather will be like in the Glacier for the next three days (three earth hours.) She's in South San d'Oria at J-8.

* Although the reward for this isn't that great, it is a fairly easy quest if you arrive during a clear day. This quest is a prerequisite for two more quests from Carmelo, as well.
RE: Pertinent info
# May 20 2004 at 1:06 AM Rating: Default
715 posts
And what quests would these be, as they obviously aren't posted on the site ^^
RE: Pertinent info
# Jun 30 2004 at 7:58 AM Rating: Good
334 posts
I would also like to know. I have fame level 6 and Carmelo does not give me any more quests.
RE: Pertinent info
# Jul 18 2004 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
132 posts
"A Test of True Love" and "Lovers in the Dusk"
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