Onion Rings  

Start Area: Port Windurst
Start NPC:Kohlo-Lakolo (G - 5)
Prerequisites:Inspector's Gadget!
Know One's Onions
Truth, Justice, and the Onion Way
Related Areas:Castle Oztroja
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 8 ratings)
Items Required:Old Ring
Title Obtained:Star Onion Brigader
Items Granted:Bouncer Club
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Now that the Star Onion Brigade has the old Optistery ring, they can unlock the door to the spooky old abandoned Ghostly House. Yikes! Once inside, will they be able to uncover the Cat Burglar's plot and foil her evil scheme? Go, go, Onions!


You need to go to Castle Oztroja and head to the level door at (I-8). Drop down the trap door and examine a blank spot and you should get a key item: Old Ring. Bring that back to Kohlo-Lakolo.

Depending on how long you took to complete the quest, Kohlo-Lakolo will either send you to the House of the Hero in Windurst Walls (G-3) for a cutscene or he will end the quest right there. Either option results in the reward.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Onion Rings Spoilers page.

Quest Series

This quest is part of a series of quests offered by the Star Onion Brigade.

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No Reward
# May 02 2009 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I finished this quest right after finishing the last one and did not receive the reward. ;_; I did complete it though.
fame or not?
# Jun 23 2008 at 9:47 PM Rating: Default
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This is all crap, its not hard ot find the door and fall in,its not that hard at all, so stop spamming the posts with directions, now, what really needs to be cleared up is, DO YOU NEED HIGH FAME to obtain this ring? bc yes i tried to get it and got nothing,
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I cant get this quest
# Mar 30 2006 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
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I have done all the three pre-requisites and i cant get this one. Im smn62 and i thought i couldnt get it because i was not done with af3 but i finished af3 and still couldnt get it. I zoned, waited, tried again, talked, etc... Kohlo-Lakolo refuses giving it to me.

Do you know any quests i cant be doing at the same time?
RE: I cant get this quest
# Apr 02 2006 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
360 posts
you have to have the ring before you speak to him
What if the Hokey Kokey really IS what it's all about?!
House of Hero
# Jan 27 2006 at 1:55 AM Rating: Good
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Maybe it's just me, but there was no cutscene at the House of Hero, I'm wondering if it's even necessary at all. I think it's turn in the ring >> zone out and in >> get the club.
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House of Hero
# Jun 26 2007 at 2:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Mmm, seems like the poster before you had the same 'problem' with the house of heros. And I did as well. Perhaps they changed the nature of this quest in some update in 2005 or something. Well, no matter.
Shamaya, Asura
# Sep 04 2005 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
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The end of this quest was a bit different for me.
I got the key, brought it back, and got a cutscene about Joker right away. He said I was too late to help out, and the cutscene didn't have me in it at all. I went to the House of the Hero, and all I got was "The doors are firmly sealed shut". I returned to Kohlo-Lakolo and spoke to him again, and he gave me the bouncers club. *shrug* Nothing major, just a bit different.
no map?
# Aug 21 2005 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
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ok...if u dont have a map, heres the simple way to get to it^^

When you enter castle oztroja from meriphautad (sp?)mountains, go straight ahead til you reach a junction...head left...go straight to the end of the road until you've got to turn right, then take your first left in the main room...

*Hitting the right lever will actually open the brass door in front of you, so just dont go through, and try again, until you fall through the trapdoor.

There is a circular door on the floor, which will give you the ring the first time you try to open it ;)
The mobs below are around the same level as above so dont worry about dropping^^

Edited, Thu Oct 6 20:21:01 2005
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To clear things up.
# Aug 15 2005 at 6:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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I highly suggest buying a map from Pehki Machumaht in Windurst Woods (H-11) for 3000g and having the spell Warp available for a quick escape. If you don't have Warp or a job with it, just bring a job with Invis/Sneak. I am San d'orian and Fame Rank 4 in Windurst. Kohlo asked me to get the ring well before that, but I think you need the fame in order to actually obtain it. The quest does not appear in your quests log.

Upon entering the castle, take the first left (North). You are heading for (I-8) on the map. Upon reaching the end of the hall turn right and then right again at the end of that hall. You should be in a large room. When you enter the room turn left and head straight until you enter another hallway at the top corner of H-8. The hallway will turn to the right (South). Take a left when you reach an opening. There will be a Brass Door with two targetable Handles on either side of it.

This map has the Brass Door marked:

Stand in the middle of the door and pull a handle. You may get a "Cannot reach target" message which means you are not standing on the Trap Door. When you pull the lever a trap door will drop you into a room on top of some broken arrows. This is currently Basement #1 of Castle Oztroja. Within that room is another "trap door" but not so hidden. The large circle outlined on the floor in this exit-less room is what you are after. It is targetable but will appear blank " ". Do not stand on it but beside it and click the " ".

Something will shimmer and you will obtain an Old Ring (Key Item). You can either Warp out or open the " " and cast Invis/Sneak and drop down. I haven't a clue how to make your way out, but if you have a map and Invis/Sneak you can possibly find your way.

I did this as a level 34 RDM and recieved no aggro on the first floor. All enemies were EP or Too Weak. However, after you obtain the ring, the enemies down the second hole rated Tough. Good thing I had Invis on, but the EP bat still aggroed by sound. Since Invis was canceled by the bat and I was surrounded AND being pummeled by T Yags, I just Chainspelled Warp. I planned on finding an easy way out from that point for everyone, but plans change. Sorry =(

According to this map:

If you take J and then C you will be back on the first floor.

Once back in Windy, I talked to Kohlo-Lakolo. Ever notice Taru guys have two names separated by a dash and girls only have one name. ^^ Anyway, he said to go to the "ghosty house" meaning the Hero's House. Take the Tele-Taru to warp to WindWalls.

Check the House of the Hero's Door for a cutscene. After the event you will hear trumpets and the Quest will appear in the completed quests menu.

Return to the SOB and talk to Kohlo for your reward, the Bouncer Club.

Hope that clears up any confusion.

Edited, Mon Aug 15 20:46:50 2005
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??? confusion
# Jul 05 2005 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this the other night. If there's any existing confusion about the Old Ring location, then:

Drop down the trapdoor at very first gate. You'll land in the north end of a very narrow room, on a small pile of arrows. Walk south around the pillar in the middle of the room, stand at the edge of the outlined circle on the floor, and tag the ??? in the middle of it - and that's it. It takes maybe 10 steps to get from where you fell to the ??? point.
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Got ring before quest.
# Apr 10 2005 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I've had this ring for a while now, no clue what it does. Finaly decided to do some windy quests today, click this link and here we go!
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# Apr 02 2005 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
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OK I am getting really aggrivated, WHY CAN I NOT GET THE OLD RING?!
I did all the other quests, I do not have the old ring in key items, but yet when I click on circle door I get nothing. What am I doing wrong? I really do not understand...
I also cannot get the quest in "Current", but I read I can get the ring at anytime and actualy get the quest after I get the ring.
Help me out!
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RE: Aggrivated
# Aug 25 2005 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Are you standing outside of the circle when you hit the ???

If you stand ON the circle all that will happen is you drop down, and you won't pick up the ring...

Hope that helps?
RE: Aggrivated
# Aug 25 2005 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Are you standing outside of the circle when you hit the ???

If you stand ON the circle all that will happen is you drop down, and you won't pick up the ring...

Hope that helps?
# Feb 06 2005 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm a 13th lv blm and if I go to Ostroja, won't I die instantly? Oh well, whatever. Can anyone tell me how to got there and what exactly I do when I'm there, the explanation of this quest didn't help me all that much...
RE: Ostroja???
# Mar 19 2005 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
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into this area even lvl 65 pg can get aggroed... i think a 13th would be oneshotted in an instant <.<
do i have quest?
# Jan 14 2005 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Well Kohlo tells me he needs the ring, but I don't have the quest in my log. I'd hate to have to go all the way to castle for nothing.
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RE: do i have quest?
# Feb 28 2005 at 9:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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This happend to me also. I just went to the Castle and dropped down. Don't stand on the little circle just target it, then click it. Ring obtained. After you get the item, then stand on the circle, target, click to drop down again so you can get out. I went back to talk to Kohlo and got cutscene. I went to the House of Heros but nothing happened. Back to Kohlo and got club and title. Good luck!
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Windy Citizenship Not Needed!
# Nov 07 2004 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
You do not need to be a citizen of Windy in order to get this, but you may need at least rank 4 (maybe 5) fame to do it.

I just did it and I'm rank 6 from Bastok.

Hope this helps.
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Bypass the Old Ring
# Sep 10 2004 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm a level 30 PLD, hometown Windurst, and I'm sure I have near max fame. I've never gotten any Old Ring at Castle of Oztroja, never touched a ???, and don't have Old Ring in my Key Items. I'm currently doing Rank 3-3. I just completed this quest, still with no ring in my possession. I guess there's some way to bypass having the old ring? I had just finished the Fake Moustached Investigator quest, zoned, came back a little bit later and got the quest.
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How it worked for me
# Sep 10 2004 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
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I just did this quest last night. I had the ring from a while back when I was doing my AF in the castle, so I went to Windurst talked to Kohlo-Lakolo and got the cut scene from him (not the House of Heros). I assume both will work because my friend got it from the House of Heros. I zoned out of Port Windurst to Windurst Waters using the teleport guy then went back to Kohlo-Lakolo again and got the club.
# Aug 14 2004 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I got this ring when I was doing mission 3-1, but where the **** do I get the club? I got the ring, got the cutscene, everything was ok. But then the quest complete music plays and I'm left with nothing. Do I have to talk to them again or somthing?
RE: club?
# Sep 01 2004 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I've just had the same thing happen to me. Onion Rings is even under my completed quests but I didnt get the Bouncers club. Does anyone know anything about this? Is it a glitch? Or more than likely I have missed something that I didnt understand... please someone help me!!
RE: club?
# Sep 06 2004 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Once the cut scenes are finished zone to a different area and then come back.

Kohlo-Lakolo will then present you with your bouncer club.
windurst rank ?
# Jul 27 2004 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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can anyone clarify if you NEED to be from windurst to obtain the ring ?
i'm considering switching to windurst just to obtain the ring and then switching back to bastok ; ;
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RE: windurst rank ?
# Jul 09 2005 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
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naw im rank 8 from bastok and got ring fro oz castle, u need some fame from windy though
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# Jul 11 2004 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
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You need rank 4 fame to get the ring, in order to start this quest.
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Which quest is which
# Jul 07 2004 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Im just starting making fame in Windurst so I didnt know this a is a series of quests so I went to the Castle in the first quest, it should say so in the description.
Easy as pie
# Jun 20 2004 at 11:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just finished this while doing Rank Mission 3-1 for Windhurst as a 25WHM/12BLM.

- Bought a scroll of instant warp from gate guard (I believe it was 750 conquest points)
- Rented chocobo and rode to L-8 in the Meriphauted Mountains to the entrance to Castle Oztroja
- Casted Sneak and Invisible, ran ahead to first intersection, turned left, made first right, ran across main room and into the long passage at J-8
- Waited for Yagudo to turn his back to me before removing Invis and triggering trapdoor while standing between 2 little post things
- Dropped into trapdoor (Cutscene for Rank Mission 3-1)
- Examined little hole in the floor without any description (not even a "???")
- Obtained Old Ring and instant-warped right back to Windhurst

My first attempt at running with deodorize + sneak + invisible resulted a bit disasterously. The sneak wore off and I was aggroed by bats, knocking off the invis. Had to run past about 30 various Yagudos, several at least conned as EM. Second attempt, I cast only Sneak, then Invis. The Invis wore off before I got there, but I waited until I was clear of any Yags, then recast. Manually took it off when I was at trapdoor. Rest was easy as pie.
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# Jun 01 2004 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
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You get a cut scene when you have the ring on you and talk to Kohlo-Lakolo. They go to the House of the Heros during the cut scene. After the cut scene is over, you hear the trumpets sound letting you know you've completed the quest. You DO NOT have to trek all the way to the House of Heroes after this for another cut scene.

Also, during the Rank 5 mission, I had to go back to the castle to get one of the Magicites. I ended up falling through the trap door and obtaining the ring at that time, thus I was able to do this quest afterwards without having to go back.

Edited, Tue Jun 1 09:44:35 2004
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Well im confused..
# May 26 2004 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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I spent atleast an hour wandering the area of F-8, thinking it would be there. I only being Level 25 so far kept getting attacked by bats, I wasnt sure why seeing as this says I should be able to do this quest.

Now that I have read over the posts I understand better and will bring a party on my next attept and actualy go into the castle.

Thanks to everyone that posted actual information it was a big help. This is one Allakazahm tip page that needs some helpful beating.
getting the ring
# May 20 2004 at 6:59 PM Rating: Good
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In order to get the ring, you can be any level and from any country, but when you're selecting the ??? you CANNOT be standing on top of the circle otherwise you fall to the next floor and don't get the ring.

Hope that helps
Things to keep in mind
# May 15 2004 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
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FIRST: It's best to go get the ring during the Windhurst mission 3-1. If you live in Windhurst you have to go there anyway. You will need several things to get to the room with the ring. Sneak, Invisible, and Warp or Instant Warp scroll.

When you enter the trap room the only way out is by targeting the circle a second time to exit below. However, it is really hard to get back to the exit from the drop point so this is where warp comes in. Or you can just die, as I did.

SECOND: I was on the Summoner flag quest when I tried to complete this quest. So I wasn't able to see the cut scene for this quest. I decided to get all the lights for my ruby and then finish this quest. When I was done, I went back to the House of Heroes and it said it was shut. I went to the kids to get the club.

I don't know if I could have finished this quest while I was on the summoner quest but I do know I didn't see the cut scene. Keep this in mind if you have any quests that use the House of Heroes to finish/start them.

Edited, Fri May 21 02:50:14 2004
cut scene
# May 10 2004 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
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i finished the sob quest where i had to get the moustache. now when i went back, i expected to get a cut scene but i didnt. should i still just go to oztroja and get the ring?
problem stuck
# May 03 2004 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
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i need some help, maybe this is a glich in the game or something, but anyways here is the deal.

i got this quest together with my m7 for windurst, i did m7 without any problem , and i also received teh old ring from the "???" on the floor. okay

when i go back to windurst to talk to Kohlo-Lskolo, all he said is "In order to catach the criminal, we'll need the seven gadgets found in the junior investigator's toolkit!"
" So, each of us is to go find one gadget and meet back here! then we can form our own real crime-fighting investigation unit!"

okay what did i do wrong? i examined the old ring before i come back to talk to Kohlo-Lskolo. is that the problem? cause i'm really running out of ideas. give me a bit help here...

oops, my ls told me i forgot one quest before hand.. stupid me...

Edited, Tue May 4 00:56:12 2004
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RE: problem stuck
# May 08 2004 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
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the seven gadgets is the quest you get right before this one, you need to complete that quest, wait a little while then talk to him again for the old ring one.
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Directions -- Map
# Apr 29 2004 at 9:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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To find the "hole at F-8", you must go to the door on the first floor and pull a handle. To get to this door, from Meriphated Mtns entrance, take a left (North) at the 4-way. Then take the first right (East). Run straight through the huge room and into the hallway that is straight ahead (North). The hallway curves South a bit. Take the first left (East). There is the door with the two handles. The handle will either open the door, or make you fall into the room below (which is where the Key Item is supposed to be). To pull the handles, you should stand in the middle of the doorway and target one. If it opens the door, just wait until it closes and target the other one. Once you fall, there is a trap door. Supposedly, when you open the trap door via targeting the " " you will receive the key item.

Here is a map to the castle.

The door with the handles that you pull is at the black dot near "A" on the first map. Once you fall through the trap door in the room that you fell into, you will be at the black dot above "J" on the last map. The Interrogators in this hallway are still Easy Prey to me at level 50. The rest are "Too Weak". After walking through "J" on the last map, you will be at "J" on the 5th map. Walk West to "C" on the 5th map, and you will be at "C" on the 1st map near the Meriphated Mtns. entrance. Hope this helps...

I tried to help two Linkshell Members obtain the Old Ring key item last night. I had previously gotten the ring when I helped a Windurstian friend get the Old Ring for his Windurst mission.

Needless to say, we tried four times and had no luck.

The 1st time, I pulled the handle and we fell into the room. They clicked on the door to fall again, and did not receive the key item. So we killed the yagudos to get out.

The 2nd time, I pulled the handle and we fell into the room. We searched the room hoping to find a ??? somewhere other than the trap door. Nothing... so we fell and killed the yagudos again.

The 3rd time... They each pulled the handle and fell into the room. Then they each opened the trap door. Still no key item! Killed the yagudos.....

The 4th time, we all zoned. I disband the party and followed them back in helping them kill the yagudos. They each pulled the handle and fell... and both opened the trap door. STILL... no Old Ring!

So, we gave up. The ONLY thing I can think... is that you have to be WITH a Windurstian doing the Windurst Mission 7 because I got the ring when I was helping my friend get his mission... and I didn't even have the quest. He pulled the handle... and the trap door. I pulled the handle and the trap door. We both got the Old Ring key item. So, I don't know! T_T *sigh*

Edited, Thu Apr 29 10:32:54 2004
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This is how to do this quest!!
# Apr 15 2004 at 7:01 PM Rating: Default
If you want to do this quest please read Windurst mission Rank 3-1 To Each His Own Right


then u will know where is old ring location!!

Good luck!!
# Apr 14 2004 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
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The directions on this mission are terrible. You have no idea what hallway that you are supposed to enter or where the turns are in the maze of the castle. The directions need to be clearer with locations for important events. There are seven levels to the castle. The levels should be given with the locations.

The people who have posted have tried their best to provide good information, but unfortunately they failed to do so. Wandering around the Castle below level 41 is dangerous. Without good directions this quest is a death sentence.

The most detailed post is anonymous. Anonymous writes: ". . . head to the hallway in the north east . . ." There are two hallways in the north east: one goes initially north and the other initially goes east.

When you follow the north corridor, you turn east, then north then west, and you end up on level 6 in the castle.

When you follow the east corridor, you turn south to a two way intersetion where you can continue south or go east. If you go east you turn north then east again and end up on level three in the castle.

When anonymous writes ". . . follow this hallway to the end . . ." the east traveling passage goes to another T intersection. I this T intereection on the third floor "the end?"

Perhaps someone could clarify this a little more so that we are not guessing about where we are going in the castle.
Finally Got ring
# Mar 14 2004 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I was finally able to get the ring, only diffrence between last try and this one.. I had started the windurst mission 3-1 (to each his own right). upon going to the castle and getting cutscene for mission i clicked on circle and got the ring
Getting the quest
# Mar 12 2004 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
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In order to actually receive the quest, you must already possess the ring. Weird, I know, but just go get the ring, then talk to Kohlo-Lakolo. Hand him the ring. Enjoy the cutscene. Zone out of Port Windurst, then zone back in and speak to him again. The quest will show as completed in your log.

It's all about the ******
# Mar 12 2004 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
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I did this at lvl 30, no sweat.
can't get ring
# Mar 12 2004 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I tried myself too (31 war, lvl 5 fame) no luck.
I dropped down the first hole from the door, when I click on the circle, it opens.. but no key item obtained.
# Feb 29 2004 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
Level requirement... go with a white mage with sneak and invisible. :)

Anyways we need the fame and/or level requirements for this quest. As the last poster says he did not have it in his quest log and got it... But I tried the same thing and could not get it.

I tried with 30 White Mage and what appears to be Level 2 Fame. No go...
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possibly better directions
# Feb 28 2004 at 1:13 AM Rating: Excellent
this is my experience, recalled as best i can ... i did this as a level 41 white mage, and i can tell this would have been a LOT harder had all of the Yagudos not checked Too Weak To Be Worthwhile to me. this place is filled with them!

here is my mapless walkthrough, hope it helps....

once you talk to Kohlo-Lakolo (after doing the previous quests with the onion brigade), he will mention something about needing a ring. i DID NOT have a quest entry for this in my quest log, but based off the advice in this thread, i decided to go to Castle Oztroja anyhow and try my luck. Castle Oztroja is at L-8 in Meriphataud Mountains, at the east end of Drogaroga's Spine. (if you dont have the map, go to Meriphataud Mountains and follow the giant bone spine in the air from the north side all the way east - you will eventually see what resembles a sand castle, which is where youre going.)

when you get into the castle, take your first right, your first left, and then head to the hallway in the northwest of the giant room you are in. go down the hallway, and take your first left. follow this new hallway until the end, where you will see a brass door on your left. stand between the handles on either side of the door and select one of them. (by the way, i am a tarutaru, and clicking the handles originally said "Cannot reach target." this caused some panic until i realized that standing directly between the two handles and selecting the easternmost handle worked for me. i dont know whether anyone else would have this problem, though.)

once i clicked the handle, i was immediately dropped down a trap door into a doorless room. on the floor of that room was a strange imprinted circle on the floor. taking care not to stand on it in case it was another trap door, i clicked the circle and got the Key Item: Old Ring. just for kicks, i moved to stand on top of the circle and clicked it again. i was dropped down another trap door, into an area where Yagudos were now checking as Easy Prey (all previous Yagudos had checked as Too Easy).

at this point i decided to take my chances, and warped back to Port Windurst. when i went to see Kohlo-Lakolo again, it triggered a cut scene where he said he recognized the ring, and that we should all hurry to the House of the Hero to catch the cat burglar. (end of cut scene.) not knowing what else to do, i went to the House of the Hero in Windurst Walls, and when i clicked on the door, another cut scene was triggered. the onion brigade goes into the house and finds the cat burglar, who tells us that there are worse people than her to catch. she goes out the front door, locking us in to be "eaten by the ghosts." much cuteness transpires, and Pichichi ends up saving the day. when the scene finished, i got a Quest Complete trumpet noise, and the quest Onion Rings showed up in my Completed Quests log, even though i had never had it in my Current Quest log (as far as i know).

when i went back to Port Windurst and talked to Kohlo-Lakola again, he gave me a Bouncer Club.

hope that helps. good luck!

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RE: possibly better directions
# Jun 04 2004 at 4:00 AM Rating: Decent
87 posts
omg, THANK YOU SO MUCH. You are the only person on this entire frickin thread that gave precise, 100% accurate walkthrough. My experience was exactly the same as yours, no probs. ^^
(/.\) peek-a-boo! \(^.^)/
sorry - correction!
# Feb 28 2004 at 1:21 AM Rating: Default
when you get into the castle, take your first right, your first left, and then head to the hallway in the northEAST of the giant room you are in.

^^^^^^ i just reread that and realized i meant northeast, not northwest.
Lost more info needed.
# Feb 24 2004 at 12:11 PM Rating: Default
Whoever posted this quest needs to update it with a lot more information. First of all, this is not a Level 1 quest. Min Level is probably 40 or greater, I would think. Second, there's no description on exactly where the ring is located in the Castle. Since the castle is pretty big and multileveled with trap doors, you would really need a step-by-step walk through. We also need to know that you have to zone in and out to get the Bouncer Club from Kohlo-Lakolo. All of this needs to be posted in the quest's description, or else it's not helpful at all.

# Feb 23 2004 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
266 posts
About what level can you do this quest? If you use an escape and a warp scroll.

Can you sneak into this place and get the item without getting caught and warp out?

There are seven maps to the Castle Oztroja map set. Please describe the way into this pit from the surface in the Meriphataud Mountains?

What class do you need? What skills do you use?

Anything else I need to know to sucessfully complete this quest?

Edited, Mon Feb 23 10:38:20 2004
Getting the Old Ring
# Feb 17 2004 at 12:17 PM Rating: Default
getting the ring is a windurst mission, is it possible to get the ring without being a citizen of windy? i've fallen down the trapdoor twice. first during magicite mission, i wasn't looking for a ??? but i didn't see one other than the one to open the hole. on the second time, i was trying to do this quest, and again saw no ??? other than the hole to jump down (and i didn't get a ring keyitem)

i was jes wondering if a non-windy citizen has finished this quest :)
# Jan 18 2004 at 11:49 PM Rating: Default
The location in Castle is J-8, not F-8.. .fyi
S.O.B. #5 quest help?
# Jan 13 2004 at 7:25 PM Rating: Default
Does anyone have any information on the "Crying over Onions" quest (#5 in the ****** series). I have started it, and I have talked to Honoi-Gomoi in Waters, but I am not sure where to go from there.
# Jan 07 2004 at 12:56 AM Rating: Default
Once you get the ring and bring it back to Kohlo-Lakolo, he initiates a cut scene where you see the SoBs go to the house of the hero in Windy Walls.


After completing the cutscene simply zone out and zone back in and speak again to Kohlo-Lakolo. Then he gives you the Bouncer Club.

Zone out and in yet again to receive the next quest from Kohlo-Lakolo if you want to begin it.
# Dec 31 2003 at 3:21 PM Rating: Default
27 posts
Title granted is: Star Onion Brigader
# Dec 18 2003 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I also did not receive the specified reward for this quest, where's the bouncer's club?
RE: Reward?
# Dec 18 2003 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
You have to zone and then talk to Kohlo-Lakolo again to receive the Bouncer's Club. Also this quest appears under the name "Onion Rings" in the quest log once completed.
Quest Log?
# Dec 17 2003 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Kholo-Lakolo tells me about the ring but I can't get the quest to show up in my quest log. Am I missing something here? I've completed 41 unique Windhurst quests.
RE: Quest Log?
# Dec 17 2003 at 11:24 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
The quest does not have to appear in your quest log for you to obtain the Old Ring from Oztroja.
Missing info!!!!
# Dec 13 2003 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
415 posts
Please remember to fill in the whole quest. Especially if you have to pay for a membership :-p

Ah well after talking to kholo-lakolo - Head to Windurst walls G3 (House of the hero). Here you will see a very funny cut-scene with a GHOST!!!

After that head back and talk to kholo again.
# Dec 12 2003 at 9:16 AM Rating: Default
Yeah I agree it is a ***** getting out. I was happy. I kind of lucked out when I did this quest. I need a Escape scroll and one of the people in my Party had it but wouldn't give it to me. He wouldn't sell it to me, wouldn't trade it to me. He was being an all around ****. But when we went in there and start getting our asses Kicked. Magically he coughed it up. He seemed to believe that I would actually need the thing to help him out. I actually got that and Warp II from him. I had Warp so I was good. But I didn't have II so he gave me that to so I really lucked up.

But oh well. I will say this when you do this one. Try to make sure that you and your entire party are smart enough to know how to run. By this I mean, how to run, so monsters don't pick up on you. I.E. instead of running in front of the MOb. Run on the wall that is far away from it.
bouncer club?
# Dec 10 2003 at 2:50 AM Rating: Default
I did this quest, but I didn't get a Bouncer Club, like the quest info says.
starting the quest
# Dec 03 2003 at 12:35 AM Rating: Default
I see him but he's not giving me the quest... he just keeps saying he needs the ring to check out the cat burgular. I'm lvl 24 war and I've done over 40 quests, not including repeats can someone please help? Thx
RE: starting the quest
# Dec 06 2003 at 3:26 PM Rating: Default
Yeah...do you have to have the quest in your journal before going for this ring? I also have him telling me he needs the ring but not giving me this quest, even after i zone out and back in.
castle location?
# Dec 02 2003 at 11:43 AM Rating: Default
Can anyone give the location of the Castle in Meph Mts? Ive been running around on my chocco and cant seem to find it...*sigh*
do this one with M7
# Nov 13 2003 at 3:42 PM Rating: Default
It's easiest to do this quest when you do Windurst Mission 7 (if you're Windurstian). They are in exactly the same place; you get the ring when you do M7. Also, it is MUCH easier to do this one with a BLM with Escape, or even a BLM with Warp2 or a WHM with teleport spells. Getting out of Oztroya is much tougher than getting in.
RE: do this one with M7
# Dec 05 2003 at 11:33 AM Rating: Excellent
474 posts
The only other option for you would be a ninja and use that shiny ninja magic of yours to blow yourself up. Trust me, you do NOT want to fight your way out, you won't do it unless your 50+.
I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.
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