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Cad Goddeau - quest hints

Don't lose Bas' Jewel! You will need it repeatedly for this quest.

Players on step 4 that can't get the NPC to respond need to /say [old hermit has awakened] and also must be at least level 20 and have completed The Reawakening quest.

Players on step 8 that can't get the NPC's to drop the item need to be at least level 25, must have the jewel in their inventory, and need to approach the NPC's.