A Foreman's Best Friend  

Start Area: Port Bastok
Start NPC:Gudav (H - 5)
Related Areas:North Gustaberg
Related Mobs:Black Wolf
Gudav (H - 5)
Min Level:7
Max Level:75
(Average from 16 ratings)
Items Required:Dog Collar
Items Granted:Map of Gusgen Mines
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Gudav wants you to investigate the whereabouts of his crew's foreman.


Speak with Gudav at (H-5) in Port Bastok. He is standing on a platform in the construction area. He tells you that the boss of the construction has been missing. Apparently, the boss disappeared with a dog. Get a dog collar from the Black Wolf in North Gustaberg which spawns at night time, and bring it back to Gudav.

For your reward, you will receive the map of the Gusgen Mines.

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Fame for Bastok
# Mar 27 2009 at 8:19 AM Rating: Decent
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What is the best way to build up fame for Bastok?

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lurking it out?
# Jun 27 2007 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
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hm? may i should have my char seriously wounded to lurk him out.
so, what am I missing?
# Feb 05 2007 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Got the collar, went to talk to Gudav-----nothin'. Just says nothing to see here. Wrong time of day/night?
so, what am I missing?pt 2
# Feb 05 2007 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
nevermind-----I'm stoopid
niceness ^_^
# Mar 06 2006 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I did this after i found a dog collar for 200gil in someone's bazaar i figured it was worth the gil to be able to get some fame and a map
niceness ^_^
# Sep 28 2008 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
i just paid 4,500 in bastok AH for the collar, Next time i wont be so impatient.I probably could of take'n one without a sweat.
Easy and well worth it
# Feb 27 2006 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
1,629 posts
This is the easiest quest ever if you buy the collar in advance, just 15k on Fairy (5k in Jeuno, but the price is jacked up in Bastok because of this quest). However if you wish to save yourself that measly 15k and farm it good luck. I just bought it because I can make it back 100 fold by mining in in Gusgen....
Gone like the wind
# Sep 10 2005 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
82 posts
DAMNIT i had that stupid collar and i gave it away..
There is no knowledge that is not power.

# Dec 19 2007 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I wore the collar for a few weeks before I realized what it was.
Damn wolves...
# Jun 20 2005 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts
I had this quest active for like 3 months, i probably killed about 20 (mabye more) black wolves and nothing!

i finall just got ****** off and bought the collor from the AH. i have a better drop rate for Leaping Boots then i have for this stupid dog collor >.<
Just done it
# May 28 2005 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
97 posts
I had this quest in my Quests list for a while now but everytime I pass through North Gustaberg it's day time -_-"

today and AFTER I finished Bastok Mission 3-2 which requires you to go kill Blind Moby at Gusgen Mines (No map) I return and it's night time! and he's over there! lol, so I killed him and got the map ^^
# May 17 2005 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
Just done this Quest as a LVL 52 WHM and I killed the wolf quite easily ;)
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Get it while it's hot....
# Feb 18 2005 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Since most people travel frequently in the N. Gustaberg zone between S. Gust and Konty Highlands, I recommend the next time you travel to Valkurm to level up some job, make it at night. The black wolf is usually right off to the right side of the path (if heading N) and is easy kill even for lvls10-12. He has dropped the collar every time i've killed him 9/9. Save yourself the gil. ^^
Dallie, Fairy Server
RE: Get it while it's hot....
# May 06 2005 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
You can also find him on Zegham Hill. He kept attacking me by surprise, but only at night. As a Warrior 10 at that point, he dropped it on the third or fourth fight.
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# Oct 06 2004 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
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(a Mithra THF wearing a dog collar, isn't that a contradiction of sorts?)

Not really, I wear one proudly as it was a gift from my fiancee. I only wear it when in town but it sure can make people's heads turn *giggles*
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RE: Collar
# Aug 12 2005 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
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He means mithra are CAT people, why would they wear a DOG collar.
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Dog Collars
# Sep 06 2004 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
I've gotten two of these...one dropped on a black wolf on zegham hill, (sp) in n. gustaberg, the other dropped on a black wolf in n. gustaberg right outside of the outpost. The first one i sold because i didnt know i needed...bought one for the quest...and now i found another one after i already bought one...ehhh...
Doggie Collar =^.^=
# Sep 04 2004 at 12:12 PM Rating: Good
113 posts
I just recently got my 3rd or 4th dog collar. The first 2 or 3 I sold or wore (a Mithra THF wearing a dog collar, isn't that a contradiction of sorts?). I had no idea that this was for a quest until someone mentioned that it's needed for one but they had no idea which one or what the reward was.

This comes in handy cause I'm going to Gusgen tonight to help someone with their Subjob Skull! XD
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# Sep 03 2004 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
I did killed the mob and got the item from the first time and then i sold it

It's for a Quest? O.o
# Aug 07 2004 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I kill these wolves all the time because the dog collar currently goes for 2k in Jeuno (Cerberus). I never knew it was for a quest. I been needing the Gusgen map forever. I usually get the drop on my first try... But I'm a 30 Ranger, with Thief sub (15, got Treasure Hunter). Anywho, glad to have found this out. ^ ^
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# Aug 05 2004 at 9:46 AM Rating: Excellent
13 posts
I know for a fact that both the Sheep, and the Wolves Spawn up onb that hill.
# Jul 05 2004 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I just thought I'd mention Gudav is on the line of H5 and I5, not G5 H5. =]
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not rare my ass
# Jul 01 2004 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
This has to be by far the rarest item I have ever not seen. I am a lvl 12 warrior and so far I have faught about 25 wolves and I am yet to get this item to drop. Any tips???
About the collar
# Jun 29 2004 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I got the collar a while ago while lvling my THF. I didn't even know it was a quest until now, but I like the collar and have been wearing it since I got it. Would I be able to carry two of them and use one for this quests?
RE: About the collar
# Jul 12 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
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If you have one in your inventory, you can't get another one, but what you can do is temporarily put the collar you want to keep in "AH storage." That is, put it in the auction house on sale for 999,999,999 gil. Your AH listing doesn't count as your inventory, so you will be able to get a second one without losing the first. :)
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RE: About the collar
# Jul 15 2005 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
121 posts
This is a good idea......

Just one question, how much would this cost?

An easier way is to send the item to your MH at the AH so its in your delivery box, then you can hold another one.
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not rare at all
# Jun 05 2004 at 9:10 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
I've gotten the dog coller 1/3 of the time and a dark crystal in all but 1 of more than 100 dark wolf kills. So don't be discouraged about not getting it, it will happen. The best place to kill them is Vomp Hill in S. Gustaberg.
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Gusgen > Bandersnatch
# May 31 2004 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
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The Collar also drops in Gusgen Mines... on the Bandersnatch there... a good choice for adventurers is to get one while you have a PT in Gusgen getting Skulls for Sub Job's.

Edited, Mon May 31 17:52:48 2004
Incorrect Location
# May 13 2004 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
this guy is actually in H-5 / I-5. He's not even close to G-5. You can even talk to him standing in I-5.
Bout to give up...
# Mar 22 2004 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
154 posts
OK, I've got em about 8 times. I kill him each time and have yet to get the drop. He is usually on the south side of the bridge in NG. Why am I not getting the drop? Do I need to speek to Gustav first or does fame have something to do with it. I'm a 12 WAR and so he goes down easily. Is my level too high?
Just remember...if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.
RE: Bout to give up...
# Mar 23 2004 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
154 posts
Well, I went home after work and started the game. As luck would have it, I happened to be at the spawning point at about 10:00pm gametime. So, thinking 9th time was the charm I sat down in the soft grass and waited. As usual the Black Wolf appeared and for the 9th time, I dropped him like a used tissue. But this time, he dropped the collar!!! Woo-Hoo!!! :doing the happy little gnome dance: Now I can go to sleep! Now I can go to work! This guy has kept me from everything except using the bathroom. :)
Just remember...if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.
Luck strikes again
# Mar 01 2004 at 7:29 AM Rating: Default
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Hehe...so I'm about 10/10 for a drop from this bad boy. Easy farming for me. I've even jumped off a choc just to kill the wolf, and there was a drop. So maybe a new update made this drop happen more often, or maybe I'm just really lucky. Who knows. I'm also the one who has the Kaz quest post about getting the keys in 6 total kills. :-) Hate me now. Goes for 2.5K at Bastok AH on Diablos server. Think I'll just farm this one instead of NM's.
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# Feb 19 2004 at 1:02 AM Rating: Default
Guatav is in H-5, not G-5
# Feb 18 2004 at 1:02 AM Rating: Default
Heh, when lvl'ing my first job, I killed this and got the drop, and wore it for quite sometime because I didn't have a neck item ^^;...then sold it to a merch I think, because I didn't know about the map quest...Now I'm into my 20's/30's...time to get another >,<
# Feb 14 2004 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
killed wolf middle left of F8 next to wall in N. Gust. No drop though. Ran around that mountain to outpost and back around and killed Black Wolf again far South-west corner of F8 block. Again no drop.

That was all I saw for 1 night, went to get map is only reason I was there. Got Wolf Hide and Revival Root instead. :(

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Do it for the FAME!
# Feb 10 2004 at 11:31 AM Rating: Default
if you want to be a Summoner, every bit of FAME helps.

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# Feb 07 2004 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Gudav is in H5/G5 in Port Bastok, Galka standing on a deck. Just get Dog Collar, talk to him then trade.

I found Black Wolf in N Gust several times just passing through; IIRC, each time I killed it I got the Dog Collar drop (4+ times). Seems to spawn or wander over to the Southermost part of F9, and into E. This is probably the only mob that drops the rare Dog Collar, which sells for around 2,000 gil at Bastok AH (Titan), so don't expect it from other wolves.
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Map Is Well Worth It
# Feb 02 2004 at 2:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Performing this quest is well worth it. I provides you with a map for the Gusgen Mines. This is useful in the future as you will need this map to find ghouls for the Selbina Subjob Quest, and a map of Gusgen is helpful for the early 30s when you are attempting to get your Race Specific Armor.
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Just got the drop a minute ago
# Jan 28 2004 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
137 posts
While reading this discussion I went to the location read a bit more looked back at my screen at there it was; a little bit south and east of the bridge.

Hit it with 132 damage its health bar almost emptied out so it probably has about 140-150 life.

He dropped both a collar and a wolf hide for me. Not too sure if im luckier then **** or if he drops it all the time.

Hopefully this information helps you all out.
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AH Dog Collar
# Jan 27 2004 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
405 posts
Look under Armor, then Neck. It goes for 2k in Bastok, sometimes cheaper. Not really worth it.
# Jan 19 2004 at 4:08 PM Rating: Default
under what topic in the Auction House do i find the collar?
# Jan 18 2004 at 8:23 PM Rating: Default
Gudav is actually located H5 almost I5
Black Wolf
# Jan 15 2004 at 2:12 PM Rating: Good
I'm about role Playing on here. Yes spending 3000 for the map or 1000 or so for the collar is kool in all, but it so takes away from the game. I find it rewarding and satisfying to go and find the item. **** it's bad enough i have to use a strat site for the information. I love the old ones where you don't need a guide like FFVII.
# Jan 09 2004 at 8:05 AM Rating: Default
I've killed alot of Black Wolves in S Gustaberg, but have never gotten one.

I popped my first Black Wolf in N Gustaberg and he had one. Don't know if it was just bad luck before or what.
RE: Collar
# Jan 23 2004 at 1:26 AM Rating: Default
It wasn't bad luck you were having before, it clearly says North Gustaburg, you were in south before!
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 23 2004 at 1:26 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It wasn't bad luck you were having before, it clearly says North Gustaburg, you were in south before!
Black Wolf
# Jan 06 2004 at 2:22 PM Rating: Default
I killed one in S. Gustaberg just outside of the Bastok Markets entrance.
# Jan 04 2004 at 9:10 PM Rating: Default
I'm stupid. I had the Dog Collar and I thought "wow, this is a piece of crap" so I sold it for around 100 Gil.

# Dec 22 2003 at 5:32 AM Rating: Default
I just bought it for 900 gil, sue me =p.

Maps generally cost 3000 gil, so to me 900 was a bargain that saved me an hour+ of traveling/hunting.
# Dec 08 2003 at 7:20 PM Rating: Default
i got on first try, and i was just soloing some exp lol
Black Wolf
# Dec 05 2003 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
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The best concentration of Black Wolves seems to be in the hill of N. Gustaberg. (Also quite a few in the S. Gustaberg hill.) I have found that if you clear out all of the enemies in the area before dark, the wolf is bound to appear sooner rather than later. (I think they spawn from the same points as the sheep, but I am not certain.) When you need a specific enemy that spawns at night, (I'm thinking "Ghouls") it is best not sit around and hope that one shows up, but to clear the area to free up spawn points. Just a thought.
RE: Black Wolf
# Jun 25 2004 at 11:52 AM Rating: Default
10 posts
Sheep in Gustaberg? You sure you're in the right place?

Hmmm.... ok, so there is sheep in Gustaberg afterall. The sheep are on that hill in North Gustaberg. Well, I know for sure that wolves and sheep don't spawn in the same place.

Edited, Tue Jun 29 15:07:17 2004
Black Wolf
# Nov 26 2003 at 3:15 AM Rating: Default
Finally got the collar. I had also seen and killed the Black Wolf on the 'hills' in North and South Gust. But after reading this thread I started camping the bridge north of the outpost in N.Gust. I camped for 8 full days, the wolf popped on 3 of them. Once back by the NPC near the waterfall, one time on the other side of the road but still south of the bridge, and the last time just to the right of the bridge.

He actually spawned right in front of me a 9:30PM... so the spawn time range people are givin is wrong. I can promise you it was before 10PM :oD

The collar is selling for 1500gil and the maps are sold for cheaper... I'd say it is worth 1000 gil or so to not have to camp him... but it felt good to finally see that drop ;o]
Didn't drop
# Nov 17 2003 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Apparently, the collar does not drop every time... I saw the Black Wolf just south of the northern bridge in North Gustaberg, on the east side, at 4:30 AM. He was a "decent challenge" at lvl 9, difficult to judge just how tough since I used Chainspell to be on the safe side, but he went down easily. Hope this helps, and good luck!
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Rare drop?
# Nov 11 2003 at 5:44 AM Rating: Default
Yaaa.. just did this.

First and only time. 1:30am game time. He spawned, and he died, and he dropped the collar.

They only thing rare about this drop was the Dark Crystal he dropped at the same time.

So ya..
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 09 2003 at 7:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) the wolf is ez. it looks like a dog from resident evil. i fought one on the hills near south gustav and i fought one near the outpost in north gustav. i got the dog collar but im not doing the quest because it's a rare item and rare items r ****.
# Nov 06 2003 at 3:37 AM Rating: Default
undead, including the black wolf only appear from midnight to 5 am
Collar Value
# Nov 05 2003 at 1:20 PM Rating: Default
Last I looked the collars were going for 1500+ at auction. The map can be purchased from a vendor fot 600 so... if you are in this for the map and would like to make money, sell the collar and buy the map. Of course, you won't have completed the quest that way...
RE: Collar Value
# Dec 18 2003 at 4:31 AM Rating: Default
This map cannot be purchased, it can only be acquired through this quest.
RE: Collar Value
# Nov 22 2003 at 11:14 AM Rating: Default
Unless I'm mistaken, like many dungeon area maps, this map cannot be purchased. You have to do this quest if you want the map, unless you know of a special map NPC that sells this one, because I sure couldn't find one (tried Selbina and Bastok). I got my collar for 800 at auction.
RE: Collar Value
# Jan 05 2004 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
9 posts
The map is sold by Rexx in Port Bastok
Gudav Loc
# Nov 03 2003 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
Gudav Loc is on the line of G5 H5
RE: Gudav Loc
# Nov 04 2003 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
The black wolf spawns in the N. Gust. area near the outpost to the north. There is a bridge spanning a large chasm at the northern end of the zone close to the highlands zoneline. He will spawn on the outpost side of the bridge in the evenings. I have seen him at 16:00'ish and 19:00'ish game time, and he is very different looking than any other mobs in the zone, so hard to miss, but doesnt always spawn. He cons between 8th and 10th level, it varies.

The collar is a rare drop from him, so expect to spend a good amount of time camping this area if you are hunting for one.
Dog Location
# Nov 03 2003 at 6:18 AM Rating: Default
I've seen him on the big hill in North Gustenberg. He's been on both the first and 2nd tier of the hill.

I finally got the actual collar near the outpost in North Gustenberg.

He is a black wolf, looks kind of scraggley. He's lower level on the hill, near the outpost he was "decent challenge" to a lvl 10 warrior.
# Nov 02 2003 at 2:50 PM Rating: Default
105 posts
I can't find this stupid wolf. What "Monster" is he actually, because at this point i'm doubting he's actually a wolf. He's probably something like a crab for all I know..
Black Wolf
# Jul 10 2007 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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The Black Wolf is on Vomp Hill in South Gustaberg at J-9 between 21:00pm-4:00am game time hours.He will disappear at exactly 4:00am.You will beable to fight him 4 times because he respawns back every 2 hours game time.I was 3 levels up on vomp hill at J-9.

2 hours game time = 5 mins real time
4 hours game time = 10 mins real time

contact me if you still don't see him
Heath Towsley
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