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Scroll of Drain
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BLM Lv.12 / DRK Lv.10 / SCH Lv.21
Teaches the black magic Drain.
Steals an enemy's HP. Ineffective against undead.

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Confirmed fame and rank...
# Sep 05 2007 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I activated this quest with level 3 fame and rank 2 (I am San D'Orian). I see a lot of people have posted that you need level 4 fame, but it seems this wasn't the case for me.
A good tip on getting this
# May 13 2006 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
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I've got a few good tips for all of you who want to get ahold of this scroll without paying the ridiculous price it's going for on AH.


Since it's only obtained through the quest in Bostaunieux, you'll need to raise your fame level to 4. Some people say they have different levels of fame needed for this, but I've confirmed on several characters, it is in fact level 4, the same level needed to obtain the teleport scroll quests.


Some people will recommend different things for raising your fame to level 4. I can tell you the best way is to trade in 5-10 stacks of boyahda moss to the NPC in selbina. It may seem expensive to do so but it is well worth it for the reason it opens up so many other quests you need level 4 fame for not only in sandy, but also bastok, mhaura, selbina, rabao, kazham, and jeuno. My advice is to buy the moss only if the stacks are going for 7-11k. If they're going for any higher it's best to wait until the price drops before doing this. The loss is too great if you spend any more then 11k for a stack. If you're spending between 7-11k a stack, you'll get most of the gil you spent on the moss back while you're trading them to the NPC.


I've found in just 1 day, I can raise the gil needed to afford 5-10 stacks. That's with a job as low as level 12 farming silk thread from crawlers in sarutabaruta. If you're from bastok and don't wish to travel to the windy regions you can take the alternative and farm beehive chips from the bees atop the mountain in north gustaberg. Once you've traded in 5-10 stacks, your fame for sandy will be level 4.


The other requirement to recieving this quest is to be either rank 2 if you're from sandy, or be to at least mission 2-3 if you're from either windy or bastok to enter the chateau. If you're not from sandy, it's very easy getting up to mission 2-3 in any city. The missions are pretty simple and can be soloed pretty easily. If you're from windy or bastok, my advice is to open mission 2-3 and choose to visit sandy first so you can enter the chateau. Otherwise, you'll need to complete bastok's part of the mission before you'll be aloud into the chateau. Once you've gained access into the chateau, before continuing with the mission, enter bostaunieux and recieve the quest from the NPC.


All you'll need is 1 vial of beastmen's blood which can be bought from the AH. The price varies, but can be a little expensive. I've heard of the price ranging from 4k-20k a vial depending on your World's economy. Whatever the price, raise the gil and buy one. It's much better then taking the only alternative -buying drain from the AH.


In the end, you'll be happy you put the time into getting this scroll. It's not a total necessity, but it's one of the most useful scrolls for a BLM or DRK in many situations. This is just one of those spells it's best to get ASAP.

Edited, Sat May 13 04:19:47 2006
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no mobs?
# May 05 2006 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Are there NO mobs that drop this scroll? That would make me happier...
help!
# Feb 12 2006 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
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why that bastards guards dont let me pass to the chateau im rank 2 windurst and lvl 4 fame wht i need for pass????
RE: help!
# Mar 24 2006 at 5:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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You either need to be on the 2-3 Mission of San d'Oria or rank 3 in your home country to get into the Chateau.
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WTF GRAAAAAAH
# Jan 09 2006 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
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:x yea when i starte i sold for 20k.....
ITS 500K WTF GDI GRAAAAAH
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RE: WTF GRAAAAAAH
# Feb 27 2006 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea me too, I bought this darn thing for 17k more than a year ago.....
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The Rumour
# Nov 04 2005 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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You can do this quest called the rumour, visit the link here:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/quests.html?fquest=82
RE: The Rumour
# Feb 03 2006 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
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yeah doing the quest is easy
How to get it
# Sep 17 2005 at 11:37 AM Rating: Default
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How do i get Drain for under the 150-200k as it cost in the AH??? can you quest it and if yes HOW???
please help me im NOOB only got the game for 27 days
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Edited, Sat Sep 17 12:51:45 2005
Cheap drainage!
# Aug 22 2005 at 7:54 PM Rating: Default
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Haha! ^^ I just got this last night for 17K (bought by sheer accident, might I add). I seen it up and just tried 17K for the **** of it...

The going price was 200K on Quetzalcoatl.

<laugh> I'm so happy!!
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I think..
# Aug 17 2005 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I think that this scroll quest is a way for gilsellers to accumulate gil, lol. I'm also a conspiracist XD... I mean, it went from 60k on my server to 200k and it started around the time that the NM drops went ex, lol.

I mean, it makes sense...
Price on Garuda
# Jul 26 2005 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
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the price on garuda server is 100-120k
drain scroll price to pay >.<'
# Jul 15 2005 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I never expected to be a bmage 1 year ago... I did drain scroll quest in sandy.Well I got the blood drop who knows where but i got it by accident. I sold the scroll for 45k almost 1 year ago. Little did i know now I am a bmage... the scroll cost 120k in jeuno now >.<'
Easy way to get Drain
# May 20 2005 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
Ok first of all if ure a low lv and need the money ot the Scroll just get lv 7 go to King Ronfaures tomb kill Bats and take them back to Seconiad in Northern Sandoria, it's really an easy quest you can also just buy the Beastman Blood.
70-100k
# Mar 29 2005 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
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When i was around lv 10 or so... i had done this quest and i figured with the character i wouldn't need it and i was of course correct, so i sold it for 20k and now i look at how high prices have gotten. 70-100k for a Lv 10 DRK Lv 12 BLM Scroll... its not worth almost a fraction of that until like lv 35+ when drain actually... well Drains... at 12 it steals like 22 hp oh goodie... but later it can steal 200 but its still quite a bit for most people. i made a tarutaru... BLM and i knew that Sandoria holds the quest for it, im also aware that to enter Chato you need to be Rank2 (san) or Rank 3 (Others) so i was sandorian. (of course i would have been anyway because San d'Oria is the best as it be) but what about the other new players. its hard for someone to start the game with such high prices and never really get to the point of liking it because its so bad. and revolves around how much money you can claim or how long you want to stand around waiting for a monster that most times you won't get and most times won't even get its special item.
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RE: 70-100k
# Jul 15 2005 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
Feel you on this one. The inflation situation is pretty crazy. But by the same token, the prices of almost everything has gone up, including farmable goods.

Using this example as related to my server. Drain is about 70-80k atm. But beehive chips are 10k a stack. As a low level char. (< 10) farming 7-8 stacks of beehive chips won't be that painful, and you'll get some exp/levels in the process.

I do agree though, seeing those kinds of prices as a player starting out can be daunting.
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# Feb 23 2005 at 6:21 AM Rating: Decent
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i just got the scroll. Im a sandy resident at rank 2 (rdm lvl 20). And ive done about 20 quests and repeated the bat guy mission about 10 times. My fame at the local tavern is well known and this was pretty easy. I just went to pashow marshlands got a little help from a highlvler and headed back to sandy.
50K on Bahamut
# Jan 15 2005 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Just looked in Sandy AH.... But alas my AH is FULL!!! Grrrrr
Requirements?
# Jan 14 2005 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Can someone *please* nail down the exact conditions you need to fulfill before you can do this quest, including getting into the chateau? I'm asking this because the scroll costs 50+ K in the auction house and I don't have that kind of gil to throw around.

As for myself, there are these potentially relevant factors -

Windy allegiance, mission rank 2 {I need to finish the Lost for Words mission}

Sandy fame: 3 {people say good things about you}

Messed up the recept delivery quest.

Experience level: 9

Is it possible that those with non-San d'Orian allegiance need higher fame than natives?

Edited, Fri Jan 14 12:17:15 2005
RE: Requirements?
# Mar 09 2005 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
50K GILS WOW, I wish, min is 70k here but usaly sells for 75-80k
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RE: Requirements?
# Feb 15 2005 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
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to get into the cheatue you need rank 3 in San d'Oria(could be just and adventurer's pass but i know you need that to get in)....

you also need rank 3 fame in San d'Oria you can talk to the guy in the pub in South San d'Oria to find that out....

you also need level 10

and you need a vial of beastmen blood...

Edited, Tue Feb 15 10:09:58 2005
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RE: Requirements?
# Feb 25 2005 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
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Correction to the reply on your post:
You need:
Rank 2 Sandy, otherwise Rank 3 (bastok and windy) to get into the chateau.
Rank 3 Fame to get the quest active.
1 vial of beastmen blood to recieve the scroll after the above conditions have been satisfied.
There is no minimum level, I just got this with my lv 1 mule today with the help of some kind friends.
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Guards in front of Sandy castle are not allowing me in at Ra
# Jan 10 2005 at 4:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I restarted my a new character, I have rank 2, im bastonian. I gave several stacks of Flint stones, Rabit hides, did the squires quest, the fliers quest, the medicine quest, and I still get thrown out of the castle. Now My question is, do you also have to unlock the cutscene doing Emissionary Mission to get into the place at all, or you just need fame? I understand you can still be rank 2, but im not certain if you can enter before the cutscene. [/Black][Black]
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RE: Guards in front of Sandy castle are not allowing me in a
# Feb 02 2005 at 4:48 PM Rating: Good
I'm pretty sure that non-Sandorians can only enter the chateau after they are told to talk to Halver in mission 2-3. I could be wrong though.
RE: Guards in front of Sandy castle are not allowing me in a
# Feb 07 2005 at 9:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you are not from Sandy. You must activate mission 2-3 and then talk to the ambassador(sp?) in Sandy before you can enter the Chateau.

Also I would just buy the beastmans blood if you want to finish this quest with in a day. Me and a friend of mine, both thf with TH hunted leeches for 4 hours and never got a drop.
# Dec 29 2004 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
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# Dec 27 2004 at 10:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I just handed in 8 stacks of bat wings, and did the flower quest for easy mog house exit, and the note to the prince quest, and STILL can't get into the chateau. what am I doing wrong?? I am Rank 2 by the way.
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# Dec 02 2004 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
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You all are lucky. drain in bastok is 40k+ and 30k+ in san doria.. i think im in the most expensive server ever
All you need to know about Drain
# Nov 30 2004 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, everybody is obviously confused with this scroll... First of all:

This scroll is not for San d'Orian residents only!

the quest has two stipulations, 1) you must have enough fame to get the quest, like almost every other quest in the game... 2) YOU MUST BE RANK 2! Not Rank 2 in Sandy, just Rank 2 period. The NPC that gives you the quest is in the Chateau, which you CANNOT enter unless you are Rank 2.

You don't have to be on mission 2-3... and it doesn't matter what country you are from. Since most people from Bastok and almost everyone from Windy will be Rank 2 before they even think about traveling to Sandy... it shouldn't be a big deal.

As for getting easy fame... others have posted the only ways, Bat Wing or Rabbit Hide quests or the Selbina Quest (Cabbage, Corn, or Moss).
Getting the fame for drain
# Nov 15 2004 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow.. My scroll just sold for 30k on Bahamut, I'm going to consider myself lucky. Its selling for double what some of the other servers are getting lol.
Anyway if you want to know about getting the fame for it, what I did was get 60 stacks of million corn (20 at a time) from the Grocery Store in South Sandy. It requires about 10k gil to get all the corn to begin with but you gain most of it back from the 120 gil you get for each set of 3 corns. I had level 1 or 2 fame and I could buy corn for 47 gil meaning that I only lost 21 gil each time I turned 3 million corn in. Also the price will go down 1 or 2 gil each time you complete 20 stacks (I ended at 44 gil each)
What you need to do is take all this corn to Selbina and give it to the guy in front of the Weaving Guild. Give the corns to him 3 at a time (I know its long and tedious, and he can't talk well, but its worth it).
Just go back and forth between Sandy 3 times with 20 stacks of corn each time and you will have TONS of fame. I went from level 1 or 2 like I said all the way up to "Your reputation is stellar and I look forward to better things" I'm pretty sure thats pretty high up there, but I'm not possitive about its level.
The only problem about this method is that if Sandy is in 3rd in conquest, then corn will not be sold in the Grocery Store. Just wait til Sandy conquors some places. This method is pretty much the easiest way to get fame in Sandy and Bastok (and as a result in Jeuno) and its helpful for more than just Drain, so try it out!
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Easy Bastok/Sandy Fame
# Oct 12 2004 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried this last night. I wanted to raise my Bastok fame (was at lvl 6) and try to cap it. On my server, Bastok currently owns the dunes (and also La Thiene). From the regional vendor in Port Bastok, I was able to buy the cabbage for 21gil/head and turn it in in Selbina (only the best quest) for 20gil/head.

Even with very low fame, the cabbage would have been about 24gil/head. Still not a huge cost.

Very little money lost. I found that 20 stacks of cabbage turned in will raise your fame in both Sandy and Bastok 1 level (approx). So, for about 4K in total expenses, I was able to max my fame in both Sandy and Bastok. I am a hero to the people of sandy, and I have only done about 6 actual quests in that town.

I should admit that I was able to do this quest before I started with the cabbage, but the principle is the same.
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# Sep 03 2004 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Having zero fame in Sandy (as Mobius) I tried my own formula for fame. Not really my own, more of a variation of whats been posted thus far. I took 4 1/2 stacks of batwings to Sandy. I already had 1 stack of rabbit hides, and 6 stacks of flint stones. So, I give my rabbit hides to the guy in s. sandy (sorry forget name, he's in front of tanners guild) then I did my 4 1/2 stacks of wings. I go see the fellow in the pub, and I have a fame of "Mobius? No, I've never heard that name before...." lol. So, I give my flint stones to the guy at the fire in the pub, and then go back. He says the same thing. So I goto the AH and buy 3 more sets of wings. After I do it, and check my fame at the pub: "Ahhh yes, Mobius! You're deeds have brought you great honor....." or whatever to the effect of that. It was late, and I was uber tired. I only lost about 2k on this, which isn't a real big deal, seeing I got Drain. You will lose money if you buy the flints stones. He gives 100gil for 4 stones. If you bought a stack for 600 gil, u just lost 300 gil. I'd do the bat wings....as long as they are 2200 gil or less in AH. You stand to make a little gil if they are selling for 2k a stack....Oh, and I'm using Drain and not selling it >.< Ima nuken Mobius
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Required Rank?
# Aug 01 2004 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
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This quest does NOT require you to be from San d"Oria or be on Rank 2 Mission 3, I am from Bastok on Rank 3 Mission 3 and just completed the quest. That Scroll is gonna make me a good bit of gil too.

Edited, Sun Aug 1 21:44:08 2004
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