This quest starts the Inv misc book 06 [Draconic For Dummies: Volume II] portion of the Inv misc gem sapphire 03 [Blue Scepter Shard] fork of Inv hammer 25 [The Scepter of the Shifting Sands] quest chain, to open the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj. Players must have completed Translating the Ledger before Narain Soothfancy will offer this quest.


Find Narain Soothfancy's book, buried on an island in the South Seas.


I knew that book would come in handy some day! Thankfully, I had the wit and foresight to stow it somewhere safe.

Don't worry, it's in a place that nobody could ever hope to find it! I needed a gyrocopter just to get there the first time. Unfortunately I crashed it on the beach on my way back. It was through that accident that I gained these super-gnomish psychic powers!

Look for my crashed gyrocopter somewhere on Land's End Beach and swim south from there! You'll know the spot when you see it!


The book is gone! On top of the dirt mound is a note.


In order to complete this quest, a short side quest or certain buffs are necessary. As the island that the Freshly Dug Dirt is on is in the Fatigue waters southeast of Land's End Beach, so there must be some way to increase swim speed so players aren't forced to suffer several unnecessary deaths.

Fortunately, Meridith the Mermaiden is in the waters just off the beach. Talk to her and she offers a one-off quest, Love Song for Narain that has you deliver her love letter to Narain. After Narain predictably stammers out a "no", talk to her again and she will buff you with a swim speed increase buff. Use this buff to swim to the island before the Fatigue timer runs out.

You can also reach the island by means of other buffs. You can use a shaman's Water Walking spell, or Elixir of Water Walking, then travel to the island riding a mount. A priest's Levitate spell to run across the surface of the water will not work without additional boosts in speed. You can also reach the island if you are a druid who owns the Glyph of Aquatic Form.


Upon completion of this quest you will gain:

Quest Progression

This is part of the Inv misc gem sapphire 03 [Blue Scepter Shard] fork of Inv hammer 25 [The Scepter of the Shifting Sands] quest chain:

  1. Neutral 15 [60] Azuregos's Magical Ledger
  2. Neutral 15 [60] Translating the Ledger
  3. Combat 15 Maws
    1. Neutral 15 [60] The Good News and The Bad News
    2. Neutral 15 [60R] The Wrath of Neptulon

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