Start NPC Mertaire - Lower Jeuno (I-8)
Requirements Level 30
Items Needed Parchment
Title Granted Researcher of Classics
Repeatable No
Reward Poetic Parchment
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None A Minstrel in Despair


This quest is hidden and cannot be seen in your quest list until completed.
  • Talk to Mertaire (I-8, Merry Minstrel Meadhouse in Lower Jeuno), who will lament on a lost love.
  • Talk to Bki Tbujhja, behind the counter in the same room, who talks about the Song Runes in Buburimu Peninsula and how it would cheer up the broken-hearted.
  • Obtain a Parchment and Head to Buburimu Peninsula
    • If you do not have enough skill to craft a Parchment, you can buy one for around 2000 gil from Pikini-Mikini, found at the Warehouse in Mhaura.
  • On the western edge of the Khoonta Dunes (beach), there is a hidden path in the shallows (G-10) that takes you to (F/G-9).
  • Click the Song Runes, on the west side up from the beach for a cutscene with Lewenhart.
  • Trade a Parchment to the the Song Runes to obtain the Poetic Parchment.
  • This completes this quest and shows up as same in your Jeuno: Completed Quests log. The next per-requisite quest for getting the Bard job is A Minstrel in Despair.

Game Description

Lewenhart (Song Runes, Buburimu Peninsula)
Copy the lyrics from the ancient monument to a sheet of parchment.