Signed in Blood  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Southern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Sobane (D - 6)
Related Areas:Fort Ghelsba
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:3500
(Average from 51 ratings)
Items Required:Cathedral Tapestry
Ordelle Chest Key
Torn-Out Pages
Items Granted:Cunning Earring
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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Sobane has heard some disturbing news from her husband, the head royal chef. She wishes to make a request concerning that tale, but first requires you to bring a "cathedral tapestry" to prove your integrity.


  • Talk to Sobane in Southern San d'Oria. She'll have a quest for you she wants kept secret... and to prove you'll keep your lips shut she'll want a cathedral tapestry.
  • Get a cathedral tapestry off of Orcish Fighters in Yughott Grotto or Fort Ghelsba.
  • Speak to Sobane.
  • Head to Selbina, where you will find that the person you are looking for is nowhere to be found. Talk to the mayor, and he'll have no idea what you're talking about (liar). He will mention something about a diary he found, and that some key pages are missing... perhaps his lips will loosen if you help him find them.
  • Travel to Ordelle's Caves and hunt for an Ordelle Chest Key. Once you find a key, look for a Treasure Chest and open it. (Only people who have this quest flagged will receive some Torn-Out Pages. Thieves can open the chest and receive the key item using Thief's Tools or Living Key.
  • Return to Selbina and talk to the mayor again. He'll reveal some information to you which Sobane should find interesting.
  • Return to Sobane to complete this quest and to receive your reward.

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Cunning earring
# Dec 01 2010 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
Thought it might help to have a more recent post on this. Got the tapestry by accident while camping for frugal cape. Looked up the quest and before heading to the caves checked the AH price and earring only going for 5k nowadays on Ramuh. Threw the tapestry to the ground as quickly as possible. Anyhow, long story short i'm not wasting my time. :)
is it worth it??
# Mar 27 2008 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
is this quest really worth doing?
easy quest
# Apr 22 2007 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
im doing this quest now, jsut got my cathedral im 75thf/37war. going blm to make it quicekr wit hescape, got my tapestry 1/2 with thf knife key shouldnt take long, all in all its an easy quest saves me 15k of buying the earrign for my blm
What level can this quest be solo'd
# Sep 30 2006 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Im a lv 25RDM right now and im in sandy finishing up some missions. I realy want to start this one and i already have the Cathedral Tapestry. Can any one thats done this tell me if it possable to solo with lv25 RDM/BLM???
What level can this quest be solo'd
# Oct 22 2006 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
ull need help for killing key mobs in ordells, there abou 30-40 lvl so, take a 45+ with u
help with this quest
# Jul 25 2006 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
so i got this quest from her. and after a few days i decided to head to Yughott Grotto to knock out 2 quests with 1 trip [shaman garlic for 'warding vampires' and the cathedral tapestry for sobane]. i return with the tapestry and talked to her, traded it to her, over and over again. but all she says is 'my name is sobane and i am sharpening my knives'....did this happen to anyone else? what makes the quest negate itself?? it's still in my quest log though. really confused. any help?

help with this quest
# Oct 29 2006 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
quest requires promithia, between getting the quest and doing it I had uninstalled and got the same message until I installed the expansion pack, but it was still in my quest log
help me plz
# Jul 02 2006 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
any1 know how much fame u need to start this quest?? atm im tradeing in rabbit hade to get fame any1 know a better way to get the fame ? send me a tell on brewmister or hellbunny ty for your help
help me plz
# Jul 16 2006 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
I think it is lvl 3 Fame for this quest, but I'm not quite sure.

The easiest way to raise San d'Orian fame that I know of is to buy Millioncorn from the guy in the parade grounds in Northern San d'Oria and then use them for a quest in Selbina (Only the Best?-it's the guy standing next to two sheep). Just buy as much as you can hold, then run them down to Selbina and trade them all in, 3 at a time. It is far cheaper than rabbit hides, and there is no farming involved. Just to note though, San d'Oria needs to be in control of the Aragoneau region for him to have millioncorn in stock. There may be other places to get it, but I'm not sure on that.
# Jun 16 2006 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
RE: key
# Jun 16 2006 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
zone into ordelles from F7 la thien. take SE path by rojaireant keep going S. head left at G8 follow to H10 take path at H10 going S. head to H12 this is where chest spawns (upstairs) however u still need key drop down hole at H12 get key of stoper 1st time. return to H12 and camp for chest.np[quote][/quote]
RE: key
# Sep 03 2006 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
Learn to spell...
RE: key
# Jun 17 2006 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
yes the chest also spawns in the opisite room.and im selling for 120k. on odin
Getting Key
# Jun 11 2006 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
Hey.. I think a pre req for this is Eco War Sandy. I had about 28 quests done and rank 5 and she just kept saying she was sharpening her knives.. I saw a taru run out of her house as he completed giving her the cathedral tap. I asked him which quests he had done and he said only 4 quests, I had done them all accept for Eco, so I did eco, went back to Sobane and I got the cut scene. As of now I just got the chest key and am looking for the chest in ordell caves. It dropped from a Goliath Beetle in the same part of the cave I did the PLD quest. Also some of the questions you guys post can be ansered by clicking on the links above, like click on "ordells chest key" to see which mobs drop it etc... Wish me luck!Sorry I'm a bad speller ><

Edited, Sun Jun 11 20:54:29 2006
cath tap
# Apr 29 2006 at 6:37 PM Rating: Decent
just got the cathedral tapestry

is there an entrance to ordells cave through the plataeu?...or do you have to go through the forest or something
start quest
# Feb 24 2006 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
i talk to sobane and he just says im sharpening my knives and doesnt give me the quest... anything i should have done previously????
RE: start quest
# Feb 25 2006 at 1:11 AM Rating: Decent
i talk to sobane and he just says im sharpening my knives and doesnt give me the quest... anything i should have done previously????

Same problem
RE: start quest
# Apr 29 2006 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
Need higher fame most likely try the Batwing quest and flint stone quest at the inn to raise it easily.
# Jan 19 2006 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
121 posts
Finished this quest.. and got another one from Sobane.. any info on that?
# Jan 18 2006 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
Cunning earrings are 300k and rising on Seraph right now, so this quest is looking more and more inviting.
Cave Problems
# Jan 03 2006 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, maybe I'm missing something really obvious, but which part of ordelle's holds the mobs that drop the key? Which entrance into Ordelle's do I have to use? If it's the one all the way to the south (H-10) could someone explain how to get to that entrance.

EDIT: Well I found out what I was doing wrong. I found the holes you have to drop through and now it all makes sense! The lesson, as always, I'm an idiot.

Hope my stupidity helps someone!!

Edited, Tue Jan 3 13:48:27 2006
price has gone up
# Dec 11 2005 at 7:25 PM Rating: Default
Cunning earring are currently 100k on Alexander (as of december 2005)
# Oct 10 2005 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
155 posts
I'm a 39THF, can I pick the lock instead of farming the key? It will take much longer, and I will need the help of my linkshell (that's the biggest drawback, I still don't have rank 3).
cunning earring
# Sep 30 2005 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Cunning Earring sells for 30k on AH on Gilgamesh so the reward is pretty decent for a trip to ghelsba for tapestry, selbina then ordel's for key/chest/pages, then back to selb and finally home to sandy. The ordel's key and finding the chest are the worst part but the whole thing can be done in 90-120 minutes (just your luck getting keys and finding chest)
# Aug 25 2005 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
I got this quest by accident, i was showing a friend where the evil psycho lady who is sharpening her knives lives <_< still good quest, boots fame at bit i believe and the reward isnt too bad i guess

its the mini RSE hunt i hate...
soloing this quest
# Aug 16 2005 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
I soloed this quest rdm44/whm22 with ease. Key dropped off Goliath Beetle.

(It took me 2 hours because it was the first time I had been there and the map is dicontinuous and I had to dot-the-dot! ^^)

Someone opened the chest while I was looking around and the chest reppeared in the same place (S.W. of waterfall chamber)
# Jun 25 2005 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know how much fame i need for this quest?

#REDACTED, Posted: May 30 2005 at 9:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) as it eems you all say you nead cop in stallled
RE: ya COP is not necary
# Jun 18 2005 at 5:38 AM Rating: Excellent
1,252 posts
as it eems you all say you nead cop in stallled




translates into:
as it seems you all say you need CoP installed; but, if you do, then why in hell did i get the tapestry. I don't have it installed. So i did some thinking... if you have the Mayor's Clay Quest active, then you won't be able to activate this one.
jebus what n00b
RE: ya COP is not necary
# Aug 28 2005 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
558 posts
the joke at the bottom explains why he wrote the post that way.

and rember children stay out of the mothballs

it's actually funny. It does make it hard to read tho.

I have an idea... just buy COP. I think they lowered the price even.

OMG, I thought Sobane was a guy. /slap <me>

Edited, Sun Aug 28 23:41:37 2005
RE: ya COP is not necary
# Jul 26 2005 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts
Clay quest being active is not a problem. I have clay quest and still got the 2nd quest from the mayor. So think again lol!
RE: ya COP is not necary
# Jul 02 2005 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
137 posts
Thanks for the translation. But, the original post is filtered, and it won't let me change my filters at the moment. So incase this the original question wasn't answered.

I have found that certain items that are CoP only do drop for people who do not have CoP, but they may not be able to be used. Like the Tapestry, sure, you can get it, but you won't be able to get the quest anyway.
RE: ya COP is not necary
# Aug 06 2005 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
121 posts
I think you need CoP because the music in some of the cutscenes (maybe all, I don't know; I don't always have sound on.) is from Chains of Promathia.

Also, Carpenters' Landing and Tavnazia are mentioned in the story line, and CoP is needed for those places to... exist.

Edited, Sat Aug 6 16:48:23 2005
RE: ya COP is not necary
# Jun 13 2005 at 2:08 AM Rating: Default
87 posts
oh my God, this has to be the single biggest show of how crappy some school systems can be... if you want people to answer your questions little boy, you're going to have to get your mommy to type it in on the computer for you.
RE: ya COP is not necary
# May 31 2005 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
Message removed due to IGE parternship.

Edited, Sun May 7 06:57:00 2006
# May 28 2005 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
144 posts
I am in the middle of doing the clay quest for the mayor. am I going ot have to finish that befroe I can talk ot him mid way through this quest?
# May 24 2005 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
confirmed, you need COP installed and registered to get this quest. I tried to activate it yesterday with no luck.. just the "sharpening knives" line. bought and installed COP, did no other quests, talked to her and got the quest.
# May 21 2005 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
107 posts
how long did it take for the key to drop. i've been trying for almost 2 hrs. {please} {Help me out!}
RE: Key
# May 24 2005 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
52mnk/blm (for warp) funny thing is i got the key from beetles in like 3 kills, but forgot to sort inventory and it dropped from the treasure pool >< spent another 30 mins or so and it dropped off a napalm that exploded in my face lol. Found the chest in another 15-20 mins.
# May 18 2005 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
I am a rdm/blm, so I am there, stubbornly trying to sell stuff to afford a morion earring, when I see the cunning earring.. 80k in Bismarck.. Anyhow, so I go to sandy and start this quest. Very very easy. And there are some great maps of Ordelles cave's chest spawns in the RSE quest guide pagey thingy. With the help of a level 64 blm, I got this quest done very very quickly. I also had a teleport person though, so it was easier. If you need any help send a /tell to me on Bismarck. ^.^
# May 16 2005 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
holy hell. all this talk of 50k on other servers makes me sad.. im on midgard and payed well over 100k (EACH) for my two cunning earrings (my blm couldnt live without em, and i dont have CoP so i cant quest.. /cry)

Edited, Mon May 16 14:55:02 2005
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