This is the first Bard Artifact Armor quest - otherwise known as AF1.
Start NPC Mertaire - Lower Jeuno (I-8)
Requirements Bard 40+
Items Needed Key ItemMertaire's Bracelet
Repeatable Yes, by erasing AF memory
Reward Paper Knife
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Path of the Bard The Requiem


  • Talk to Mertaire inside the Merry Minstrel's Meadhouse, and he'll ask you to get rid of a bracelet for him. Agree to help him and you'll receive Key ItemMertaire's Bracelet.
    • You can change jobs after receiving the key item if you wish. You do not have to be a Bard to fight Tros.
  • Head to Ranguemont Pass and proceed past the granite door in the room with the San d'Orian guards.
  • Go to (D-5) in the northwest corner of the map. There are some level 90+ monsters on the way to (D-5) that aggro players of any level, so Sneak and Invisible are required. Circumspection from the Grounds Tome grants these effects for 5 tabs.
  • Click the "Waters of Oblivion" to spawn Tros.
  • Kill Tros and click the "Waters of Oblivion" again for a cutscene and your Paper Knife.

Game Description

Mertaire (Merry Minstrel Meadhouse, Lower Jeuno)
Take Mertaire's bracelet to Ranguemont Pass and immerse it in the Waters of Oblivion.