To start this quest you’ll need to claim the Northern Narlmarches and found a village there, which in turn requires you to reach Community Rank III. Once that’s done, head to this village and talk to an elf named Kimo Tavon, who will hint at a secret and try to solicit your aid before eventually telling you about “an incredibly beautiful flower growing in the swamp”. He wants you to recover it for him, as he fears his own incompetence. Probably a wise choice.
You’ll find this flower in the Swamp Witch’s Hut area, which you hopefully cleared out a while back (if not, see the linked page for more information.)
When you find the time, return to the Swamp Witch’s Hut and make your way to the northeast corner of the map, just east of Tiressia. From her location, make your way southeast until you find some bushes, which you can walk through to trigger a perception check, revealing an Athletics 22 check leading to a previously hidden area.
If you’d rather not save scum your way through the Athletics check, don’t worry. The worst you’ll sustain are some minor injuries. Beyond it, however, you’ll encounter three Greater Enraged Owlbears, which collective present qutie a challenge. Check out the link provided for details on this fight - a tank with a high Armor Class will make this fight much easier, but summoning fodder via Animate Dead, blinding your foes with Glitterdust and using Haste to buff your party are all good ideas.
With all three Owlbears dead, you’ll be free to take a sample of the rare flower from the bush to the north. Don’t miss the corpse east of the bush, it’ll net you a Dueling Sword named Swordsman’s Passion, worth 5,000 gold if nothing else. Loot the bush for the Rare Bog Flower and then make your way back to the village in the North Narlmarches. Once there, speak with Kimo Tavon and present him with the flower to earn 600 Experience and a Masterwork Longspear. Offer to build him a workshop in exchange for working for you and the weird elf will readily agree, after which you merely need to construct Kimiel’s Shop in the village to get him started on his new line of work.
|Reward: For giving Kimo Tavon the Rare Bog Flower.|