This is the Mara quest for level 50+ Alchemists. You must have at least Mining 240 and Gathering 240 to complete this quest. This quest can only be started after completing Improving Relations with the Locals.
Spark( 12.91, 8.19, -30.32 ) wants some help to create some fancy fireworks, and needs some assistance gathering materials for this to happen.
The items that he is looking for are Salt, Aluminum and Sulfur. You need to gather 5 of each which can all be gathered from the same node.
Salt is somewhere along Mara Beach on the village side, between the waterfall and where Jai-la Venture stands
Aluminum is by the waterfalls near the Tower of the Four Winds ( -13.04, 17.93, -168.02 )
Sulfur is by the Mystic Waterfalls, near the entrance to Mystic Lake, over where Terai Augren stands. The sulfur is actually behind some rocks by the tree, if you zoom your camera out, look down straight from above, you will see the name of the sulfur ( -245.17, 1.69, -71.42 )
At the House of Augren in the Village of Shin, a youth named Spark Augren is manufacturing fireworks. He's run out of the key ingredients for flash powder and asked me if I could help him replenish his supply.
Spark Augren asked me to assist him by locating some items so that he can make fireworks. Since he's done this before, most of these things will be available near the village itself, however I suspect I'll need to obtain the coal from my hometown tradeskill merchant.
I need to gather some salt near Mara Beach.
I've obtained some salt.
I'll need to locate a source of aluminum near the Village of Shin.
I've obtained some aluminum.
I need to locate some sulfur near the Village of Shin.
I've obtained some sulfur.
I've obtained the items Spark Augren needs.
I know I can obtain coal very easily from my society's merchant back in my hometown.
Coal is a necessity for a good firecracker. This means a trip back home, but it'll be faster for me than trying to figure out where to mine coal on Mara Island.
I've gotten the coal.
I've obtained some coal.
With the ingredients gathered, I can now return to the Village of Shin.
Spark Augren is in the House of Augren in the Village of Shin. He'll be excited that I've gotten his ingredients.
I've delivered the items safely to Spark Augren.
I've returned to the Village of Shin and gave the items to Spark.
I located the various ingredients that allowed Spark Augren to create fireworks. Unfortunately, he had a mishap with his creation. I'm not sure I'd be willing to help him go through that again.