NeutralThe Good News and The Bad News
Start Narain Soothfancy
End Narain Soothfancy
Level 60 (Requires 60)
Category Tanaris
Next N [60] The Wrath of Neptulon

The Good News and The Bad News is a quest which begins the conclusion of the  [Blue Scepter Shard] fork of  [The Scepter of the Shifting Sands] quest chain to open the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj. Players must have completed all of the preceding quest forks, ( [500 Pound Chicken],  [Narain's Scrying Goggles] and  [Draconic For Dummies: Volume II]) before Narain Soothfancy will offer this quest.


Narain Soothfancy in Tanaris wants you to bring him 20 Arcanite Bars, 10 Elementium Ore, 10 Azerothian Diamonds, and 10 Blue Sapphires.


Well that took a little longer than expected. Now let me see what this ledger says.

<Narain silently reads the ledger, periodically mumbling under his breath.>

The good news is that I am 99% certain that I am capable of creating an  [Arcanite Buoy] that will function to your specifications. This is, of course, wholly dependant on the bad news.

The bad news is that I'm going to need a lot of arcanite, elementium ore, and rare gemstones.

Bring me what I need and I will craft the buoy.


You will receive:


Arcanite buoys don't just make themselves, <name>. And NO, you cannot borrow some money.


A deal is a deal. I sure hope you know what you are getting yourself into, <name>. This is an awful lot of trouble to go through to do some fishing.


After completing this quest, Narain sends the player a letter using in-game mail, along with 100g.

The Good News and The Bad News

The Blue Dragonflight believes that you are fated for greater things than even I could predict.

Despite what some would have you believe, our world needs heroes. In your darkest hour, when you face the blight of Kalimdor, recall the epic journies, trials, and tribulations that you took for an old gnome and let those memories lift your spirits.


Narain Soothfancy

P.S. Sorry about the repair costs.


This is part of the  [Blue Scepter Shard] fork of  [The Scepter of the Shifting Sands] quest chain:

  1. N [60] Azuregos's Magical Ledger
  2. N [60] Translating the Ledger
  3. Mob Maws
    1. N [60] The Good News and The Bad News
    2. N [60] The Wrath of Neptulon

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