Compulsory Catering

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 13   Compulsory Catering
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Optional Rewards
Bronze Celata
Hard Leather Eyepatch
Allagan Bronze Piece
Allagan Bronze Piece
Informationicon.png Description
Merilda needs help preparing a meal for unscrupulous guests.
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Issuing NPC: Merilda
Western Thanalan -The Footfalls -Crescent Cove (14-18)
Type: Main Scenario
Unlocks: Oh Captain, My CaptainMainquest1 Icon.png
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngStorms on the Horizon
Required Items
Buzzard Thigh Icon.png Thickshell Leg Icon.png Scaphite Slice Icon.png
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:Compulsory Catering
Mobs Involved: ThickshellArbor BuzzardScaphite
Items Involved: Buzzard ThighThickshell LegScaphite Slice
NPC Locations
Merilda in Western Thanalan (x:15, y:18.9)
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Merilda in Western Thanalan (x:15, y:18.9)
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  • A band of outlaws has taken over the tavern in Crescent Cove and is demanding to be served buzzard, thickshell, and scaphite. Slay the beasts and gather the ingredients so Merilda can begin cooking.
  • With little difficulty, you obtain the necessary ingredients. Deliver them to Merilda before the bandits grow impatient.
  • A relieved Merilda thanks you for your help, explaining that the Brass Blades of Vesper Bay and Horizon care little for the plight of the small fishing village. Some Brass Blades are even said to cooperate with the bandits...
Pardon me, sir. I know this is sudden, but I have no one else to turn to.

Our village has long been a haven for...unscrupulous characters. One such band has taken over our tavern.

They demand that we serve them buzzard thighs, thickshell legs, and scaphite slices─none of which we have in our larders. Could you procure these ingredients for me, adventurer? I have not the skill to harvest them from the creatures.
Have you the ingredients? If we fail to satisfy the bandits, they will take their displeasure out on us.

Bless you, adventurer, bless you! We may yet pass this day [1] without incident.

Though I know not what terrors tomorrow may bring. These outlaws do whatever they please, and we have not the strength to stand up to them.

The Brass Blades of Horizon and Vesper Bay see no profit in protecting a poor village like ours. Most of them pretend we do not even exist.

Worst of all are those in league with the bandits...
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  1. Depending on time of day, Merilda might call it an "eve" instead