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Scroll of Utsusemi: Ichi
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NIN Lv.12
Teaches the ninjutsu Utsusemi: Ichi.
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Rice Bals {{No thanks.}}
# Jul 01 2009 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Though rice balls are a good indicator that can save time running bak and forth from Norg, they suck! I had mine at 155gil, went to Norg, couldn't get quest, so I talked to the guy who can indicate the rank from what he tells you, and I was 2 ranks away. So.....
Rice Bals {{No thanks.}}
# Oct 07 2009 at 3:00 AM Rating: Good
80 posts
Just to clear a few things up.

It says the quest is a min level 1 this is wrong. SE must have changed this to keep RMT from doing this quest on level 1 characters.

I took a mule to level 30 using my anniversary ring just to do this quest.

First of all I had max fame in windy and no fame anywhere else on this mule.

I traded exactly 200 yag necklaces then headed to norg. After doing the rusty armor quests I was able to flag this.

I then changed to a level 1 job and followed the walk through to get to the room with the ???.

What I needed was 7 silent oils to get there and back.

When I returned I tried to finish the quest but all I got was some gibberish from the NPC. After trying 4 times I finally figured it out.

I changed back to the level 30 job and was able to finish the quest.

To sum it up you HAVE to be on something other then a level 1 job to flag this and to finish the quest. I can't say what level is needed but a level 30 can do it now.

Hope this helps
got it
# Jun 22 2009 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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nvm i got the quest and item. traded 350~ necklaces

Edited, Jun 24th 2009 9:19pm by sukiewakasaki
Need advice.. :)
# Feb 24 2009 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Can I continue the quest if i change my job and I go a while to get some exp. could i continue on where i property? :)
# Apr 07 2008 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
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did Nin quest, then turned around 21o yag necklaces, killed torrent twice in process and got the scroll with ease , many thanks to Orn for helping with the yags, and to Nici for taking me to grotto
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yag necklaces
# Jul 24 2007 at 12:48 AM Rating: Decent
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just to clarify.

only quests i had done for norg were SAM flag quest and NIN flag quest.

traded exactly 200 necklaces to the npc and rice balls were at 154.

i hadn't done any zinc ore quests or anything.

hope this clears it up


# Jun 01 2007 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
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ok, so i got the yag necklaces but who am i supposed to give themto to get the fame? Thats the only thing keeping me from questing this!

Edited, Jun 2nd 2007 2:20am by Zemox
Nanaa Mihgo
# Jul 17 2007 at 6:46 AM Rating: Decent
Nanaa Mihgo is who I believe you trade the Yagudo Necklaces to. POS <J - 3>
# May 30 2007 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
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it took me 2 Norg quests and aproximately 120 yag necklaces to go from Fame 3 to Fame 4. that's by far the biggest part.

Good luck.. and I hope you have patience, you'll need it.
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Level requirement?
# May 17 2007 at 5:35 AM Rating: Decent
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After the anti-RMT changes last year the 'read me' said there is now a level requirement on this and many other scroll quests which were being exploited by RMT.

What is that level for this one now?
# May 06 2007 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
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my rice balls were 152 when i was able to get the quest
# May 03 2007 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
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after obtaining 203 yag necklaces i went to norg and tried to get quest and was not able to. i started out will no fame in norg. i checked my fame after the 203 and told me if i keep up the good work people will start recognized me. well after i picked up what pride i had leaft i went back and obtained 24 more yag necklaces and turned them in. i went back to norg and was able to complete the quest. so with 227 necklace and started with 0 fame i was able to get quest. now i am a proud owner of Utsusemi Ichi.
fame and what i did
# May 03 2007 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
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During inflation time I decided to get fame for my mule to sell the scrolls for gil but I've gotten lazy. Well, I decided to do them now, turned in zinc ores(forgot how many) and 12 yagudo necklaces only. Did the quest in sandy where you give 3 packages to the npcs. Checked the price of riceballs, and it was 161 gil. I hoped to have enough fame and headed to norg. I did the rusty leggings + subligar + turned in 4 eastern potteries + tonko:ichi quest. That unlocked Utsusemi ichi and all the other level 4 fame quest.
# Apr 23 2007 at 4:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I turned in exactly 200 Yagudo Necklaces. I have kept track of them all. Rice balls were at 156. I went to Norg (for the first time ever) and completed, lvl 20 Leviathan fight, Tonko: Ichi, and Utsuemi: Ichi. Guarenteed that you can get this by turning in 200 necklaces. Never tested any of the other quests, but I will this week.
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# Jan 22 2007 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
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the rice balls where 153 when i done coz when they where 155 it wouldnt let me and i traded in 140or150 necklaces, 3 NIN scrolls and i got the quest some how =)
# Mar 22 2007 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
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"Well if it isn' [Name]. Hear yer name lots 'round these parts lately. Why, I remembers when you was nothin' but a measly insect. Thanks t'me advice, you're doin' quite well here in Norg. "

This is for lvl 4 fame, acording to online.

Yet i cant get jubaku, utsu or tonko.

My rice ballw as at 153

I really dont get this any ideas.?
# Dec 09 2006 at 4:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, definitely.

Edited, Dec 13th 2006 2:11pm by troymayo
yag necks
# Nov 23 2006 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Rice balls gotta be at least 155, guaranteed. I tried at 156 and didn't get it. Did one more run of yags and bam.
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yag necks
# Jan 08 2007 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
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taru lvl 24 rdm, i did the necklace runs for Norg fame got fame with rice balls at 158
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yag necks
# Jan 30 2007 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah, i think i got the quest with 160 something for rice balls XD
Great Guide to obtaining this item!
# Nov 20 2006 at 2:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Great Guide for this!

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# Nov 10 2006 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
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whats all this about rice balls? i have no idea what it has to do with this
Fame Check
# Jan 09 2007 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
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A less accurate way, but easier than a trip to Norg is to check the price of rice balls from the Tenshindo merchant NPC in Jeuno.
200 neckies
# Nov 09 2006 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
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i farmed 200 exactly and got quest so it definetly different for everyone, probably depends on the price of rice balls in neptunes squire and your luck
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# Sep 24 2006 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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ok yea whats more worth your time to get this scroll? trading in like 200-400 necklaces (whatever the number really is), or just doing all the regular quests insted of doing the same one over and over again to make you not only get the scroll..but make yourself go completly insane. i need to know what works better.
# Sep 24 2006 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
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ok yea whats more worth your time to get this scroll? trading in like 200-400 necklaces (whatever the number really is), or just doing all the regular quests insted of doing the same one over and over again to make you not only get the scroll..but make yourself go completly insane. i need to know what works better. thankyou
Rice Price
# Sep 21 2006 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
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What is the nessarcary price for rice. Ive spent a week doing Norg quests finished a smuggle run noticed rice was 160 which i have read and heard servearal times so i was delighted. I get to norg and find im still fame 3. So a friend lends me some money to buy some rusty subligear (only 1 in norg i didnt do) i did it and was still fame 3. Im on the point of checking PC outta window. I needed Utsuemi for WAR/NIN for a promy in 2 days and a static 2moz can some1 plz tell me what the rice price is.

Grrr. >< why do things always happen to me ><
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What I did
# Aug 29 2006 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I found getting Norg fame to be incredibly easy. Zinc Ore was much faster than Yagudo necklaces (I hate having to run all the way to Mithra Grove in windy to trade necklaces), and having some gil to spare is always a good thing. I didn't spend hours trying to get this, I just did little bits at a time over a few days. Could have done it all in one hit but it would have been quite boring. When I started my rice balls were 169, got them down to 158, although supposedly you only need 160 to get this quest. Anyway, just got the quest started and off to do it with my 62 whm.
# Aug 15 2006 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok I just got done doing this quest last night and just so everyone will know I started with absolutely no Norg fame. I traded exactly 231 yagudo bead necklaces. (I know 231 is an odd #) I went to Norg and got the Utsusemi quest unlocked. So if you just want it for that one quest no need to trade 400. But I'm sure 400 will get you higher fame and be worth it in the long run. Hope this helps ^^
what a retard
# Aug 07 2006 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
MrBuff...you are a freakin ******...

I love seeing people get so ****** off because they cant do something that other people/players can do. Just because it takes YOU 400 Yag Necks, doesn't mean everyone is full of BS. I've turned in maybe 90 or 100 necklaces by now and the price of the rice balls is at 160. I'm not saying that just because I said it, it makes it true. Almost everyone who is doing the Yag Necklaces to get Norg fame would/should agree with me that this information is correct.

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Norg Fame
# Aug 07 2006 at 6:12 AM Rating: Decent
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I want to make it VERY clear that it takes FAR more than 200 necklaces to achieve enough norg fame for Utsusemei: Ichi. I farmed them over a year ago, and it took WELL over 400, now, I'm helping my gf farm them and am keeping an EXACT track of them, and the price of rice balls at neptunes spire to see where it stands. As of right now, she has turned in EXACTLY 224, and rice balls are STILL 161gil each! thats WAY off from the goal still, so this will EASILY take more than 400 necklaces. I dont know if something has been changed on the game for calculating fame for norg, but if it has, it has been in effect for a very logn time, since I came up with the same numbers over a year ago. Anyway, I want to say, those of you who say 200 ARE COMPLETELY FULL OF BS, and are going off of hear-say! Go help a friend, and keep count, and you will see EXACTLY what I'm talking about. As for how to attain this RIDICULOUSLY long goal, I suggest havign your inv maxed out (60 slots) and go with as much pace open as possible, bring a friend, and BOTH sub thf for TRH, and you will accomplish the goal much sooner, but I still say it is RIDICULOUS to get well over 400 of these turned in JUST to OPEN UP the quest. I know some things in a game like this SHOULD be challenging, but THIS IS A GAME, and it's number one priority is to be FUN for the players!!! And hunting 400+ necklaces is NOT fun, it's mindless, boring, and repetitive, and SE should be ashamed of themselves to make building norg fame such a sickening chore!
Norg Fame
# Aug 12 2006 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey MrBuff

Just a few things, Have you done the quests to unlock SAM and NIN? have you done any other quests in norg at all?

I've done the quest recently and it only took me <250 necklaces to get the price of the rice ball's down.
But then again, I've unlocked SAM and NIN already, and done my SAM AF before starting the quest for utsusemi: ichi.

It terms of square enix making the game frustrating by making you farm yag necklaces, the repetitive quests in this game give you close to no extra fame, which is y you need to do them so many times.
The thing is, SE make them that way because they want you to do the real quests, i.e. the challenging ones in norg in order to get fame, not take the cheap and easy way out by trading little items in excessively. That said, i still traded my necklaces in and got my fame ^^

If you dont like the trading necklaces thing, try to do the norg quests if ure up for the challenge. It'll be a lot more fun and its wat SE intended ^^

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Norg Fame
# Dec 13 2007 at 8:51 AM Rating: Default
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no lex I think SEs plan is to have people sit on their asses for 24 hours a day to grow fat because they have no life and want to do things the hard way not the simple done way. That is extremely awesome you want to do things the hard way but there are people in the world that have jobs, lives, family that don't have time to sit on their asses and gain weight playing a game that takes HOURS to get **** done. Oh wait maybe you do not have one and thats why you love 20 hour quests. This quest by the way is pretty easy but find the easy way out there are little cheats in this quest that can help you make it faster. Or be like lex and do the long way and gain 400 pounds from eating fatty foods sitting on your *** for many hours. The end
Norg Fame
# Aug 10 2006 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Not too smart are you?
Fame for Utsusemi Quest
# Jul 22 2006 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
I just farmed 200 Yagudo necklaces today without having done any quests in sandy or bastok (none ever on my charachter) I obtained the quest and got the scroll.
Up with Ni, down with Ichi
# Jun 11 2006 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
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As of right now, Midgardsormr price for this scroll has actually dropped by almost half. Went from around 1.2 million to aroud 650,000; thinking of just farming up the gil for it. On the contrary, Ni has risen about another 100-200k and is now 800k. Weird huh?
# May 24 2006 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Not realy sure why it seems to be different for everyone, but I was ble to get both the Tonko: Ichi quest and the Utsusemi: Ichi quest by turning in 72 Zinc Ores and 116 Yagudo Beads. Rice ball price for me was 152g before I went to Norg. Once in Kazam I grabed a chocobo and was asked to do the chocobo run quest and return the bird to the Norg stables, I accepted and did it in 14 min (got lost a couple times :P ). Not sure if maybe the chocobo run pushed me over the last little bit of fame I may have needed or not. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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# Apr 09 2006 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
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228 necklaces isn't enough. 228 Necklaces and 10 rusty sublinger however is.

My story. Main charater got this scroll a long time ago, sold it, and has recently desided I should have kept it. ^^ So I created a level 1 mule. Sent him 228 Necklaces thinking that should be enough. (I read 200, but wanted to be sure so I did another 28.) Had mule trade necklaces, bought a stack of silent oils and prisim powders and ran his little but to Jeuno. Had him purchase a Kazam Airship pass for 148,000. (Pricy, but cheaper than the 1,300,000 that the Utsusemi Ichi scroll is currently selling for on Cerberus.) Used sneak oils and prisim powders to run his **** to Norg, couldn't get quest. Decided to talk to guy in Norg who gave me the Kurayami Ichi quest. (Turn in 10 sublingers.) I bought 10 from AH in Norg at 5k each. I gave them to the guy checked fame, now had level 4 fame, got Utsusemi Ichi quest. Set HP in Norg, in case I die, grabbing a silver beast coin to get through door, and going to get my scroll. Lot of work, cost me some gill, to buy airship and then thouse stupid sublingers, but still far cheaper than buying scroll.
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norg fame
# Apr 05 2006 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I farmed 204 yagudo necklaces from giddeus and got the quest in norg. this is the only quest I did other than the zinc ore 2x. Didnt have chance to check the rice ball prices.
yay for zinc.
# Apr 02 2006 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't know exactly how many times I traded zinc and necklaces. I do know however that at level 2 fame, it took 46 ore to get level 4.
What quest
# Mar 24 2006 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Did the zinc ore quest 27 times (108 zinc ore) Rice price went to 150gil. I had no fame before this. Now to do the quests and im done.

Doing the quest 25 times (100 zinc ore) should do the trick but I did 27 just to be safe before traveling back to check rice. :)

Costs me 108k, Zinc ore was selling for 1k each in Bastok. Had all the fame I needed in 2 hours give or take afew.

Edited, Sun Mar 26 05:43:49 2006
# Mar 24 2006 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I did 100 zinc ores "exactly" and my riceballs were 151 in jeuno (price of your riceballs in tenshudo is an indicator of your Norg fame without having to go to Norg to check it)and I got my quest for Utsusemi. Forget the necklaces and all that other BS. I mined a bunch of it from Palborough and and Zeruhn. Being that I am from Basty, this was by far the easiest quest for me.

The guy is in Port Basty in the bottom of warehouse 2. He also gives you a little gil for your efforts. I hope this helps anyone...

150 rice balls
# Feb 21 2006 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
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i died 104 zinc ores and 40 necklaces and my rice ball prices are 150
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My Experience
# Feb 14 2006 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok, here's what i did. No exaggerations or anything.

I'm from Bastok so my Windy fame was real low when I started to attempt the utsusemi quest. All I did was farm the crap out of Yagudo necklaces (mostly in Giddeus, killed some Yagudos around Windy otw to Giddeus)to turn in to Nanaa Mihgo (or something like that, I forgot exact name) in Windurst. I farmed at least 300 necklaces. I traded in 20 to 30 yag necklaces at a time. And I did this more than ten times, that's for sure. I can safely say that I turned in at least 300 necklaces. I also did the zinc ore quest in Port Bastok, but only like 5 time for 20 zinc ores total. After all this I got the quest. Trust me, I tried getting the quest at around 200 and 250 necklaces, but no dice. I never paid attention to riceball price, but after getting quest I checked it (Tenshodo in Lower Jeuno) and it was at 153 gil. This is my experience. I did not do any (maybe 1-4) windy or Tenshodo quests prior to trying utsusemi quest. I feel that if you get around 300 necklaces, you'll get the quest, at least I hope so. Good luck! Hope this helps.
#hemanthegreat, Posted: Mar 31 2006 at 4:44 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) exactly 200 necklaces and 0 zinc got me rice balls for 155, needing 300 might be a bit of an overshot
# Dec 22 2005 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Back when I was a little whm about a year and a half ago I decided to sell my scroll for money. 250,000g at the time was insane amount of money. However trying to re-buy the scroll now costs 1 million + gil.... SE needs to do something about this its not fair.....
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# Jan 06 2006 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
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At least you can get some. I couldn't buy any from ANY AH on Bahamut.
Need mentor
# Dec 14 2005 at 7:21 AM Rating: Decent
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hi i need someone who can tell me what i need to do to get the required fame for this quest
my characters name is Pyre and im on Garuda server

Edited, Wed Dec 14 06:25:11 2005
Looking for a guide in Pandy to help me^^
# Oct 21 2005 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi, im looking for a mentor or a person who can tell me the details on wat i need for this quest. Drakem is my character name, so hit me up
# Aug 16 2005 at 5:50 AM Rating: Default
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can anyone give me the easiest way to get this scroll .... plz

RE: help
# Sep 19 2005 at 9:11 AM Rating: Good
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Could you elaborate a little more? If you're referring to the easiest way to do the quest, post your question on the quest page.
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Help me out!
# Jul 16 2005 at 1:23 PM Rating: Default
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Anyone out there who will help me with the quest to claim this scroll please /tell me on Ramuh server my char name is Livestrong main and if im not on as main try Lilkiller
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# Jul 10 2005 at 11:02 PM Rating: Default
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sry bout the double but this got me Tonko and Utsusemi
# Jul 10 2005 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I turned in more-or-less 104 beads and 9 zinc's
i have sam/nin done as well as AF1 for sam completed. ^.^
Quests to unlock
# Jun 06 2005 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok, to unlock this quest, i turned in ~68 Yagudo Necklaces, 32 zinc ores, and did the Its all your vault, Both 10 rusty item quests, and the damp scroll quest
this unlocked utsuemi and hojo quests

i also had the ninja flag quest done, but not the sam flag quest
So annoying
# May 10 2005 at 6:44 PM Rating: Default
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This is so stupid...........Dude doesnt give me quest after all this:

TENSHODO QUESTThis is so stupid...........Dude doesnt give me quest after all this:

This is so stupid...........Dude doesnt give me quest after all this:

Lets play a game of blood!
#XxsealthxX, Posted: May 10 2005 at 6:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ***...........the *** wont give me the quest after ive done all this:
Utsusemi Quest Info
# May 07 2005 at 6:26 PM Rating: Default
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Confirmed riceballs guage does NOT work.

Just unlocked this, heres how...

54 necklaces = 18 quest
72 zinc ore = 18 quest

Riceballs were at 158

My previous fame was ONLY, tenshodo member, SAM/NIN done.
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Fame from quests...
# May 05 2005 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
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dunno if this has been stated, and I'm not going to read the whole list of posts to see if it has^^ I have done these quests before, I'm doing them again. The reason people are reporting varying prices on rice balls is that they may not have done the questsstarting from utsusemi. Utsusemi (or jubaku maybe?) is the highest fame req. of the quests, you can go to norg without enough fame to start utusemi and raise it to a high enough level to get it by doing the other quests.

Kurayami and dokumori are lowest, then tonko and hojo, I think jubaku and ustusemi are highest (I could be wrong). I'm doing the quests for the 2nd time today, a friend has done them thrice, he said that 160 was sufficient on one of those runs if you do all the quests "in order".
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rice price
# Apr 30 2005 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
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My rice balls were at 155. :-P

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My Experience
# Apr 25 2005 at 3:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Here is my humble experience about getting Utsusemi: Ichi.

First of as you know you need level 4 fame, to do the Utsusemi: Ichi quest.

Fame is the killer (downtime) if you donít have it you need to do some "hard work" to get it.

You properly already know about how to raise fame in Norg, if not check out this link.


Now that you know that you can do this in 2 ways.

Yagudo Necklace you can buy or farm, I did both things.

Xinz ore is the same thing, Zinc ore drops by worms and can be mined to.

My experience about how many used for level 4 fame.

41x4 trades of Yagudo Necklaces = 164

8x4+1 trades of Zinc Ore = 33

NB: The +1 is the one to do the first quest in Bastok to be able to trade in 4 later.

That will be total number of 197 Yag + Ore and now I got level 4 fame I was trilled but no one shared my excitements with me ;o(

Oh well life goes on, he he.

Now I was ready to do the quest for Tonko: Ichi. (require level 3 Norg fame) and Utsisemi: Ichi.

I found this guide* before I did the whole raise fame thing and it seemed easy to do the quest. (I have heard that it is wary hard to do Utsusemi quest, well buhu it was easy.

* This guide: http://www.zebraflood.com/ninja/ninjutsu.html

Printed it out with map and hole stuff and did the Tonko quest, took me 3 minutes as white mage 47 and did the Utsusemi quest after that, took me about 30 min to do. (Had a little trouble to find the right door for silver beastcoin.

NB: In the room there are 3 doors.

1, which is opened by silver beastcoin (the one for Utsusemi quest.
1, which is opened by gold beast coin (donít know much about that)
1, which is opened by mytheril beastcoin (donít know much about that either)

White mage is not required you can also do it with any level you have with silent oil (use a unlevelled job so you wont loose experience point)

Well that is my info on these quests; with the links and stuff you can do the same thing. I hope it helps out :o)

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Another Rice Ball post
# Apr 15 2005 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
98 posts
Whoever said that the rice ball prices are unreliable is completely correct. After doing many yag necklace runs (didn't count, sorry), joining the Tenshodo, unlocking ninja, and starting (but not completing) the samurai flag quest, my rice ball price was at 158. I decided to head to Norg anyway. To my surprise, I activated all of the NIN scroll quests (Tonko, Utsusemi, Kurayami, Hojo, and Dokumori) except Jubaku from Shivivi. The rice balls may give you a hint about how much fame you have, but the bestway to see if you can get Utsusemi is to make a trip to Norg and talk to Laisrean directly.
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RE: Another Rice Ball post
# Jun 29 2005 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
889 posts
Yeah, the rice ball price can be misleading. If enough people have been buying the rice balls the price will go up (like in many other NPC shops).

I calculated how many more beads I needed and farmed them. I came out a little too high in rice ball price when I re-checked, but when I went to Norg I got the quests anyway.

Edited, Thu Jun 30 00:56:09 2005
Poldaran wrote:
You see, scientists now believe that at least two out of three DK players(on average) are not people, but in fact a form of protozoa capable of manipulating computer input devices. Therefore, if the person posting that they did a run with two other DKs is in fact a person, statistics dictates that they have a fairly reasonable chance of being the only actual person in the instance, so it is in fact quite acceptable to say "I soloed the instance with two other DKs."
RE: Another Rice Ball post
# Apr 17 2005 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
The rice balls have to be under 150 to get this quest. I've tested this, as well as several others.
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RE: Another Rice Ball post
# Apr 21 2005 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
78 posts
i promise i did all norg quests and my rice ball prices were 156. there's more to norg/fame than just shop prices.
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