Strange Matters Indeed
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Characters that were created after Patch Version 1.79 do not receive this Epic quest.
Talk to your trainer, in Tir na Nog. When you speak with your trainer she asks if you know about the dead oak by the tree northwest of Tir Na mBeo.
If you accept the quest she tells you to go there and talk to the mad sprite. She tells you to find information on what a Mad Sprite is saying about the Veil.
The Mad Sprite is just south of TNN's east gate to 14k,9k (also seen at loc=13k,9k). When you talk to him he says something bad will happen to the Veil. You go through a dialog with him then he says 'lets go for a swim' and goes into the pond. I lost him at this point but found him again by the tree. Talking to him again he says a few things then attacks you. He then gives you a letter to give to Fagan who is in Mag Mell (who is found in the largest building in the town). Fagan reads the letter and makes reference to the same person involved in the stalker quests and says hopefully this information in the letter will never happen, and gives you a small amount of silver and about a bubble of exp (at level 7).
Blathnaid says, "I have not trained you long, but already you are my favored student. You are also one of my best. Are you familiar with the [dead oak among the trees] that circle the pond deep in the forest behind Tir na mBeo?"
Blathnaid says, "It has been the center of songs for years. It is dead, but still grows. Lately, a creature known as Mad Sprite has appeared around the tree. He circles it non-stop from mid-night to mid-day reciting [nonsensical phrases]."
Blathnaid says, "The elders of our class, and the others that follow our Path believe the Map Sprite is an oracle of sorts. An insane one, perhaps, but his message must be discovered. Speak with this Map Sprite, and see what you can glean from him."