The Good News and The Bad News is a quest which begins the conclusion of the fork of quest chain to open the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj. Players must have completed all of the preceding quest forks, ( , and ) before will offer this quest.
Narain Soothfancy in Tanaris wants you to bring him 20 Arcanite Bars, 10 Elementium Ore, 10 Azerothian Diamonds, and 10 Blue Sapphires.
Well that took a little longer than expected. Now let me see what this ledger says.
<Narain silently reads the ledger, periodically mumbling under his breath.>
The bad news is that I'm going to need a lot of arcanite, elementium ore, and rare gemstones.
Bring me what I need and I will craft the buoy.
Arcanite buoys don't just make themselves, <name>. And NO, you cannot borrow some money.
A deal is a deal. I sure hope you know what you are getting yourself into, <name>. This is an awful lot of trouble to go through to do some fishing.
The Blue Dragonflight believes that you are fated for greater things than even I could predict.
Despite what some would have you believe, our world needs heroes. In your darkest hour, when you face the blight of Kalimdor, recall the epic journies, trials, and tribulations that you took for an old gnome and let those memories lift your spirits.
P.S. Sorry about the repair costs.
Quest progression Edit
This is part of the fork of quest chain:
Patches and hotfixesEdit
Patch 1.9.0 (03-Jan-2006): Added