Requirements

Level required to start: 60
Item requirements: 1 Yellow Gemstone, 1 Green Potion (both can be bought in a Tool Dealer).
Zeny requirements: 2,000 (1,000 if you have a Letter of Recommendation)

Quest Part 1: I know that song... where did I hear it?


This quest is pretty easy, but pretty boring, as you need to go around the world a few times. Also, very important:

This quest has multiple endings, depending on what you do in the end. This guide will provide you the means to get the best ending possible. I'll use red text like this to warn about it.

Step 1

Here we start the quest at Prontera, looking for an apparently Busy Boy (prontera 248, 212) on the eastern part of the city, along the main road:

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So, you walk close to him like in the screenshot (no, talking doesn't work) and a conversation triggers. After helping him with the books, it seems he needs to deliver them to Yuno, and well, the courier (he) gets airsick, so he can't use the airship to go there. You will get some Books in your inventory. Hasn't he heard of our pretty Warp Girl NPC? Maaaaan, what a bother...

Of course, you're an intrepid adventurer and you're going to help him to deliver to this guy called Karlomoff in Yuno, so let's get on with the next step.

Don't lose the books you got from the boy. It seems that there is no way of getting them back in TalonRO, unlike in iRO.

Step 2

Take the Warp Girl>Cities>Yuno to get fast to that city (hah! who needs airships when we have Ms. Spock there?). And now, you'll love this part, as you'll have to walk old RO style instead of using Fly Wings or Creamy Card. Yuno is a no-teleport city. Look for Historian (yuno 311,195): outside Yuno Library
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Best way to get to him is going along the road to the east of spawn point (yeah, that grey road on the minimap) and use the bridge to the east of the city to go up.

Yeah, the Historian is Karlomoff (I'll use this name from now on) and he's looking for his books. You give them to him. Talk to him after he tells you he needs a drink, and he starts a lecture about Rune-Midgarts Kingdom and such boring things and recites a traditional rhyme:

  • The great serpent swallowed the sea.
  • The eagle of the rainbow swallowed the serpent.
  • Then the eagle built its nest.
  • A nest upon the swallowed sea.

Those are the lyrics you'll use later. Be careful when copying, don't take spaces in the beginning or end.

After the rhyme, speak to him again and he'll ask you got get some documents (you will get a File Folder in your inventory) to Rodafrian in Morroc.

Step 3

Warp Girl>Cities>Morroc to go to the other end of the world. First you need to locate the building where the historian is in (morocc 195,63):

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And then look for the Historian (moc_in 45,126) inside the building, going upstairs and then left room:

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The Historian is Rodafrian (as always, I'll use that name from now on). Talk to her and give her the File Folder. Then ask about her investigation, and she explains about the History of Rune-Midgarts Kindgom and about a song, but she doesn't remember well. When asked about it, tell her that you know it, but it's different.

Now you copy the rhyme you got in Step 2 from Karlomoff. Remember being careful about copying them. After that, Rodafrian is a bit confused, but says that the lyrics make sense, so, as she has to stay in Morroc, she asks you to verify the true lyrics for the song. She asks you to find Mondo in the ruins in Mt. Mjolnir.


Note: Seems like you can type in whatever you want to Rodafrain, and he'll still inform you to visit the Historian at Mt.Mjolnir.


Step 4

Travel to Geffen (Warp Girl>Cities>Geffen) to look for the Historian (mjolnir_01 135,168), as always Mondo from now on, 2 maps North of the city.

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He then sings another version of the song, and you sing yours, in the same way as in the step before. The window closes and talk to him away. If you have done it properly, he'll tell you that the version you heard from Karlomoff may be different, but that maybe it's the most authentic. He tells you he learnt his version listening to a little kid, that is in the river near here, and then, to report back to Rodafrian with the song.

For reference purposes, here is a copy of the song:
  • The great serpent swallowed the sea.
  • The eagle of the rainbow swallowed the serpent.
  • Then the eagle built its nest.
  • A nest upon the swallowed sea.

Note: This part has to be copy pasted exactly as they are.


Step 5

The kid is in the northeastern part of that map, so just walk north and east, till you reach something like stairs made of rocks, you'll see a window popping up while you walk through those stairs:

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The kid you are looking for is the Dazed Boy (mjolnir_01 313,269) in the upper part of the stairs, the Exhausted Looking Woman (mjolnir_01 316,268) is next to him:

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When you talk to the kid, he sings his version of the song, and the woman interrupts him and tells him to stop. When you ask the kid, Kaanu, about the song, he talks to his dog, and her mother (the woman) scolds him for that. Then, another question prompts and you ask them "Why are you here?". Then they fall silent.

You talk to the mother and tell why you're here. She talks about an accident, and asks you to deliver some herbs to Father Bampf in Prontera Church. You get a Leather Pouch in your inventory.

Quest Part 2: Dominus vobiscum. It's the Inquisition CSI, this area is out of limits.


Step 6

Now it's time to play detective for the Church, so jump to Prontera and go to the northeastern part, where the Prontera Church is. Trust me, it's pretty difficult not to see it. Inside, go north till you get to the altar, and then right, inside a room, talk with Father Bampf (prt_churc 185,106):

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You give the herbs to the priest and talk about the kid and his mom. It seems that the assistant, Father Biscuss, doesn't like the woman (Bonnie Imbulea), and he blames her for some failed exorcism, or something like that, while Father Bampf defends her. Well, the thing is that it seems that they have a mission for you, Bampf is a bit reticent, but Biscuss pushes, and he accepts to give you the mision.

Talk to him again, and he starts speaking about the Jormungand Curse, it seems that the first king of Rune-Midgarts killed the serpent, but it managed to curse his family, making that the first prince of the Gaebolg house dies at a very young age. They have tried to exorcise the curse, but to no avail. Last person who tried was Bonnie Imbulea and she failed. Not only that, but 3 princes died instead of only one, that's why she exiled herself.

Talk to Father Bampf for a third time and he tells you that all the princes had snake scales on their bodies. Then you talk about the song. This time you don't need to copy it. After you sing it ant tell about where you heard it, he asks you to go see Bonnie Imbulea, and check about the connection to the song and those strange deaths.

Step 7

Back to that ledge with Bonnie Imbulea and her kid (you know, 2 North of Geffen, check Step 5) and you ask her about the exorcism and such. She says that she remembers about a maid having found a fragment of a red gemstone while cleaning. She wanted to investigate, but she was exiled after that. It could mean that the exorcism was sabotaged, so you decide to go back to visit Father Bampf.

Step 8

Back in Prontera Church, you talk with Father Bampf about the red gemstone, and he tells you that is better to look it yourself. You need to check out the book shelf in the room, so do that and you'll end up in another room:

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Time to play CSI with the princes. This is the crime scene:

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This is what you do:

  1. Talk to Father Bampf.
  2. Click the body to the left. You notice a mark resembling scales of a serpent.
  3. Talk to Father Bampf again to report. He tells you to start with the second body, in the middle.
  4. Click the body, the marks are a bit different to the first one's.
  5. Seems there is a conspiracy going on, Bampf tells you to check the third body.
  6. The third one has marks darker than the second one. Father Bampf guesses this could have been a murder case.
  7. Yeah, tell the Horatio in cassock (yeah, Bampf) that it's "Poison".

Then Bampf suggests you going to Assassin Guild in Morroc, to check out about the poison that could have killed the other two princes, but first he suggests going out to keep with the conversation. So, talk to the Father Biccuss in the entrance of that room (south) and go back to the room you were before.

Talk again to the Father Bampf outside to confirm about the Assassin Guild mission.

Quest Part 3: Internet isn't the only place to look for recipes for bombs. Or poisons.


Step 9

Assassin Guild is 2 South, 2 East from Morroc in the northern part of that map, so keep walking there. Ignore mobs, they shouldn't kill you, but they are annoying. In that map, it's the main building, it should be easy to find, but just in case, here is screenshot:

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Talk to the Assassin Guildsman (moc_fild16 201,295) outside the building and ask him about "Poison". He tells you to look for Marjana in the Assassin's Private Pub in the 7 o'clock direction in Morroc.

Step 10

Go back to Morroc, it's faster if you just use Butterfly Wing and Warp Girl>Cities>Morroc than walking back. The Assassin's Private Pub (morocc 43,108) it's in the 8 o'clock direction, not in the 7 o'clock direction like the Assassin Guildsman told you. So, go there:

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Go inside, the guy at the door will talk about nobody being able to enter, but not anymore (if you are thief class, he'll leave you alone). Inside, walk along the path south, and when you get to a bar, just go to the southern part, next to the Idle Knight, when you try to enter the portal, he will stop you:

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Say "sure" and get inside (you have to pay for it, if you have Letter of Recommendation, it's free). You see a kid. If you ask her, she "won't tell you" that Master and Marjana are in the left door. Left door for her is the Northern Portal, so go inside.

You have 4 minutes to talk to Marjana.

Once you enter, you see Marjana (que_job01 10,16):

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She talks about how you can use a Yellow Gemstone and a Green Potion to reveal tracks of a certain poison in a body, if it hasn't been too long since the poisoning. Also, you get the information that the poison could be from outside the Rune-Midgarts Kingdom.

Get outside the building by walking. DO NOT USE FLYWINGS OR BUTTERFLY WINGS FOR THAT. It seems it will cause problems.

NOW YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TALKING TO RODADRIAN OR FATHER BAMPF. CHOOSE FATHER BAMPF, AS THE OTHER END HAS A CHANCE OF FAILING, NOT GETTING YOU THE EXP.

Quest Part 4: We found the poison, Horatio.


IF YOU WENT TO FATHER BAMPF FOLLOW STEP 11 OTHERWISE CONTINUE TO STEP 14.

Step 11

Go see Father Bampf in Prontera Church. Remember to get your Green Potion and Yellow Gemstone, as you'll need them.

You relate him the things you learnt about the poison and he tells you to bring the ingredients and to go to the ceremonial room (the room with the 3 princes).

  1. Talk to Father Bampf first and he tells you to check the third prince first, the one in the right.
  2. Check the prince in the right, you drop the solution and the scale marks disappear.
  3. Talk to Father Bampf again, it seems that this is the proof to confirm the existence of poison to murder them.

He tells you to go back upstairs, so do that.

Once upstairs, talk to Father Bampf again. He decides not to reveal it to the public, but asks you to inform Bonnie Imbulea about the poison. You get 4,800,000 Base Exp at this point.

Step 12

You know the trick, Warp Girl>Cities>Geffen and 2 maps north of it, check out Step 5 if you need to remember how to go. Talk to Bonnie Imbulea (yeah, the Exhausted Looking Woman) about the news. You keep some things you can't reveal for yours
elf. Now you need to get to Rodafrian, so back to town.

Step 13

Warp Girl>Cities>Morroc, check out Step 3 if you need to remember where Rodafrian was. You talk to her, but don't tell about the curse, as the priests told you not to do so.

After you don't tell her about the curse, it says to go to Father Bampf in Prontera. Ignore it.

IF YOU WENT TO RODAFRIAN FOLLOW STEP 14

Step 14

Go to Rodafrian (morocc_in 45, 126) and tell her the last verse of the rhyme. Choose the option to NOT tell her about the poisoned princes. Rodafrian will be thankful for your help.

Go see Father Bampf in Prontera Church. Remember to get your Green Potion and Yellow Gemstone, as you'll need them.

You relate him the things you learnt about the poison and he tells you to bring the ingredients and to go to the ceremonial room (the room with the 3 princes).

  1. Talk to Father Bampf first and he tells you to check the third prince first, the one in the right.
  2. Check the prince in the right, you drop the solution and the scale marks disappear.
  3. Talk to Father Bampf again, it seems that this is the proof to confirm the existence of poison to murder them.

He tells you to go back upstairs, so do that.

Once upstairs, talk to Father Bampf again. He decides not to reveal it to the public, but asks you to inform Bonnie Imbulea about the poison. You get 4,800,000 Base Exp at this point.

Go back to Bonnie Imbullea (mjolnir_01 316, 268). Tell her that the exorcism is not her fault and good news will arrive soon.

In some cases, you have to return to Historian Rodafrian in Morroc to completely finish the quest. If not, you might not be able to start the Nameless Island Quest.

Congratulations!! You have finished the Curse of Gaebolg Quest.

Rewards


4,800,000 Base Exp from Father Bampf in Step 11 or at Step 14.