- The man known as the walking atlas attempts to sell you his guiding services, only to recognize you as the lanner-taming hero he has been tasked to find. He urges you to meet his mysterious employer, who awaits you at the Snail in Idyllshire.
- The mysterious employer is revealed to be none other than the wandering minstrel. The man tells you of the immortal Firebird, a king among its kind, whom he believes you can befriend owing to your mastery of the seven divine lanners. To call the creature, he gives you a whistle, which is to be used upon a rise in the southeastern reach of the Dravanian hinterlands.
- Arriving at the rise, you sound the whistle. After a moment in tense silence, the mighty Firebird appears and recognizes you as its equal. The majestic sight inspires new verses within the wandering minstrel, who offers his thanks and bids you continue your adventures upon fiery wings.