The Good News and The Bad News is a quest which begins the conclusion 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 all of the preceding quest forks, (Inv misc food 15 [500 Pound Chicken], Inv helmet 47 [Narain's Scrying Goggles] and Inv misc book 06 [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 Inv gizmo 07 [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.


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 100Gold.

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.

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

Patches and hotfixes

WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.9.0 (03-Jan-2006): Added

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