Smash The Orcish Scouts  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Northern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Any Gate Guard
Related Mobs:Orcish Fodder
Mission:1 - 1
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Reward:Rank 1-2
(Average from 20 ratings)
Items Required:Orcish Axe
This Mission is Not Skippable
Next Mission: Bat Hunt
Last Updated: Thu Jan 13 04:39:58 2011

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Hunt Orcs lurking outside San d'Oria and bring back one of their axes.


Kill Orcish Fodders until one drops an Orcish Axe and bring it back as proof.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Smash the Orcish Scouts Spoilers page.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the San d'Oria nation mission series. The complete series includes:

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# Feb 21 2010 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I got one easily, but my nation is bastok so i CAN'T DO THE QUEST!
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Back again
# Apr 22 2009 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Just completed this mission.
Gotta say it feels good to back in Vana'diel again :3
Any Old Will Do...
# Jan 31 2007 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
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THIS is what you need to do...

After you achieve a 5th level, go after any-old Orcish Fodder you see and kill it. IF it drops an "Orcish Axe," then you're in business, instantly.

Take it to the guy who gave you the mission, by the South Sandy gates, target the guy, and use the MAIN MENU (middle mouse button, or MINUS key on the keyb, if you're a PC gamer), and select TRADE. Select the Orcish Axe to trade with him, then OK it.

A cutscene will follow, something about the dead Queen.

Anyway, that's it in a nutshell - take it from a newbie who just finished the easy mission - you're all set.

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# Sep 26 2006 at 4:06 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I know this is an old thread, I apologize, but being a new player for about a month, I am on the XBOX 360, and it seems alot is different. Is that due to game updates? I cannot receive this quest, nor are any of the gate guard names mentioned in this thread actually there. All the guards have different names. Anyway, can anyone shed some light on this? thx
# Jan 28 2010 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
There are three gates that lead outside to the forests. All gates have the same NPC's that do the same thing, except their names are different. If you are facing the exit, the guy with the R.K. in his name will give you signet, and the guy to the far right of that will give you the San d'oria rank quests. I'm on XBOX 360 too. If you need help, you can always contact me. I'm on Diabolos Server. Name is Zalamar.
# Nov 08 2006 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
i own a 360 too and its very simple to get the quest just talk to the guard on the far right side of the gate to w.ronfaure
# Nov 08 2006 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
i own a 360 too and its very simple to get the quest just talk to the guard on the far right side of the gate to w.ronfaure
# Jul 03 2006 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
77 posts
This quest is grade-A easy. You can find the axe from any of the Fodders in Ghelsba, East/West Ronfaure, and even in La Theine. HOWEVER; They're rare/ex, so ignore the people stating that you can farm heaps of them and turn them all in at once.

Kill Fodder.

Trade axe to either Ambrotien OR Grilau, as both give the missions.

..That's it. There is no step 3, it's that easy ;)

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# Jun 01 2006 at 11:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I killed one and got one of these axe, and when I go talk to the guard it says "Finish your current quest and then you can get another misson", Some what similar to that. Someone please help me.
# Jun 04 2006 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Dont talk to him; trade the axe!
got the axe before I got the quest.
# May 22 2006 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
I play a RDM on Remora. My level at that time was 5

This was way too easy in fact I wasn’t even trying to do this quest when I got the Orcish Axe. I wasn’t sure what to do with it so I hung on to it. I went back to the gates after gaining a few levels and talk to the guard. So I took on the quest then turned around and gave him the Axe. In fact I gave him about 5 of them that I had acquired in my XP run.
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Got the Axe before I got the quest.
# May 22 2006 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Forum double post sorry about that.

Edited, Mon May 22 15:53:08 2006
Server: Remora
Character: Hoshikaze
Jobs: WHM-20/RDM-10
heres wut ya do
# Apr 30 2006 at 2:47 PM Rating: Default
55 posts
as the first mission u should try not to ***** it up. so around lvl 5-7 kill the orcish fodders and they should drop an axe go back to the missiom guy and trade it to him
# Mar 03 2006 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
I got the axe from like the second one i killed. but i cant turn it in to a west Ron. gaurd. i havent found the right one yet.
Can I repeat this mission?
# Dec 12 2005 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
I have another orcish axe.
RE: Can I repeat this mission?
# May 21 2006 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I have an orcish axe but got it before mission and i cant trade it
RE: Can I repeat this mission?
# Feb 28 2006 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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The axe is a regular drop, not bound to this mission, rank or nation. Which means any Windurstian/Bastokan player rank 1-10 who was or never was Sandy citizen can get the axe dropped at any given time.

I got one lvling my BLM in Ronfaure west as Windurstian Rank7 citizen.
RE: Can I repeat this mission?
# Feb 26 2006 at 5:48 PM Rating: Excellent
106 posts
yes you can. after compleating the mission it gives you an option of doing it again or moving on. no offense tidus but you don't have the facts don't post.
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RE: Can I repeat this mission?
# Feb 26 2006 at 5:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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BTW...Missions ARE repeatable! So, yes you can repeat the mission, just talk to the mission director again and select the mission you wanted to repeat. Then trade him the item. The repeating of mission is neccasary to unlock other missions, unless u feel like loosing all ure crystals...
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RE: Can I repeat this mission?
# Jan 23 2006 at 4:45 PM Rating: Default
132 posts
no, missions are not repeatable.
# Jul 27 2005 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
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ROFL I am a 25WHM/12BLM and I decided to finally rank up. I went into Ghelsba, and the first orc I killed ended up dropping the axe! I'm such a lucky taru ^^v.
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# May 26 2005 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
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The best is, your going to Ghelspa Outpost. But if you go there, you have to be at least lvl 8. There is only one kind of orcs who dropps the Axe. Trade it with the Gateguard that gave you the mission. Then everything should be ok
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how to
# May 14 2005 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
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You start by talking to any mission assigning guard by town exiting gate. No rank point is needed to flag this quest. Once accepted this mission. Kill any Orcish Fodders in West Ronfaure, East Ronfaure, and/or Ghelsba Outpost. Level of these Orcs are low can can be taken with ease at lvl 8+. I suggest til then don't even bother with this mission. There is nothing to gain from this mission besides rank points. walking out there wasting time with lvl 5 character will be pointless. Once you obtain the Orcish Axe. Take it back to guard whom you have accepted mission from and your mission will be over.
50 orc
# Apr 28 2005 at 7:57 AM Rating: Decent
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sorry wrong forum and double post =P

Edited, Thu Apr 28 09:00:02 2005
"Oh yes, I'm so small that you can't see me amongst the grains of sand, like always." -.-

/check ~Rhink > Taru < Unicorn
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50 orc
# Apr 28 2005 at 7:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Thu Apr 28 08:55:14 2005
"Oh yes, I'm so small that you can't see me amongst the grains of sand, like always." -.-

/check ~Rhink > Taru < Unicorn
LS - Juntos :: San d'Orian Rank: 8
Prime Avatars: [O], Fenrir: [X], Diabolos: [X], Carbuncle Mitts: [O], Sky: [O]
Red Mage - AFv2 1/5, Merits: 26
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RE: 50 orc
# May 10 2006 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
# Apr 25 2005 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Just slay Orcish Fooders to get the axe.
Then trade it to the guy at the gatehouse who
gave u the mission.
Don't pay a WHM to get a raise! Its just his Job!
tradin the axe
# Aug 04 2004 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Trade the axe to the guard that is off to one of the sides of the gate, not the two that always stand near the entrance to it, the ones that give you the missions are the ones you trade it too.
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# Jul 31 2004 at 12:50 AM Rating: Default
8 posts
You Can ONLY TRADE the Orcish Axe to Endragon!
# Jul 26 2004 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
If u have the axe and the mission alls u need to do is trade it if that dont work seek information from a mentor and at last resort a GM
I cannot get this mission...
# Jul 24 2004 at 3:16 AM Rating: Default
8 posts
I cannot get this Mission completed I got the Axe but no one at any gate will take it why?
Pretty Common To Me
# Jul 19 2004 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
I dont understand why you all say this is so hard a drop to find. I have found atleast 10 of these only problem is I'm from bastok so I just toss 'em.
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RE: Pretty Common To Me
# Oct 13 2004 at 5:36 PM Rating: Default
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Don't toss them, even though they are ex, npc merchants still buy them!
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What can I do with it?
# May 24 2004 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
I'm not a san d' oria resident. Is there anything I can do with this?
RE: What can I do with it?
# Jun 05 2004 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
This quest is for Sand'orians only, so the only way for an non sand'orian to dothis quest is to become a sand'orain resident which I dont recommend doing just to do a mission because you would lose all the rank points you got in the town you started in. So to answer your question, no there is nothing for you here MR. Windrustian or Bastokian
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RE: What can I do with it?
# Sep 26 2004 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
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The axes are also sellable to NPC's, the usual price I get is around 150g each, depending on fame.
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Orcish axes and fame?
# Apr 15 2004 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Is there a way to turn these orcish axes back into an NPC to gain fame? Someone in my LS said that's how he raised his fame.
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Axe drop
# Jan 08 2004 at 12:44 AM Rating: Default
I got the mission from Ambrotien to the right side of gate to East Ronfaure. I got the axe to drop at the campfire near the river after killing several other Orcish Fodders.
which gaurd?
# Jan 07 2004 at 3:22 PM Rating: Default
It is grilau at the south gate that gives this mission .
RE: which gaurd?
# Jan 30 2004 at 11:54 AM Rating: Default
the guards at either east or west gate will give you the missions.
i usually go to the west one
# Jan 04 2004 at 4:52 AM Rating: Default
Ambrotien gives you the quest, not grilau.
he is in eastgate.

i got my axe near the outpost
RE: eaedtgate
# Jun 05 2004 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Both guards give the quest
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# Dec 24 2003 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
Just killed it again at H-7 on the map it seems to be around this area alot, hope it helps some people some what, maybe I just got lucky not sure yet though, but it agro on me before I did anything to it...
# Dec 24 2003 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I just Killed an Orcish Fodder in West Ronfaure it droped from an orc at location G-7 Area hope it helps, not sure if its random or not just saying thats where I got my axe about 10mins ago from here...
Drop the Orcish Axe
# Dec 06 2003 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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I was on my Merchant Route and stopped to kill the first Orc I had ever seen. He dropped an Orcish Axe. Being a Windurstian, I had no idea what this was for. Searched the AH and couldn't find it, then realized it was Rare/Ex. To bad. Into the recycler for Conquest Points.
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Higher drop rate?
# Dec 05 2003 at 3:36 PM Rating: Default
I've engaged a number of Orc Fodders who refuse to engage me or acknowledge me until they get close to the city gate. I wonder if there's a certain type of fodder that's got some sort of Scout Routine or something. When I kill the fodders close to the gates, they usually drop axes... might be coincidence, maybe not.
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It looks like Rank 1-1 is required first
# Nov 23 2003 at 6:25 PM Rating: Default
This is the first mission I got but I've killed quite a few Orcist Fodders now and no drop.

What I think I need to do is the Rank 1-1 mission first. Which I have no clue what that is.

RE: It looks like Rank 1-1 is required first
# Nov 23 2003 at 6:45 PM Rating: Default
Nevermind about the do the rank mission 1-1 first.

Had a brain fade :P

# Nov 21 2003 at 11:12 PM Rating: Default
I finished this mission pretty quickly.. I got my axe from an Orcish Fodder in East Ron. You might have to head to the tougher parts of the area to get this drop.
Orc Scout
# Nov 19 2003 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
The missions specifies a Orc Scout. I've killed lots of Orcs but have not found a scout so I also haven't gotten an ax.
no dropped axes
# Nov 19 2003 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I have killed dozens of the "fodder"s and have yet to see an axe. Is this a very rare drop or am I doing something wrong?
Is there a certain one?
# Nov 15 2003 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
I have killed probably close to 50 Orc Fodder types and have yet to see a single ax. Is there something I should be looking for when I do a check?
RE: Is there a certain one?
# Nov 18 2003 at 1:31 AM Rating: Default
im a thief from bastok i was running to sandoria and dedcided to kill an orc, got it on the first kill heh
gogo treasure hunter ;D
RE: Is there a certain one?
# Nov 18 2003 at 1:32 AM Rating: Default
too bad i dont need it
RE: Is there a certain one?
# Dec 05 2003 at 12:11 PM Rating: Default
Heh, I did the exact same thing, Except im not a thief. Im a warrior :)
Repeating the quest
# Nov 12 2003 at 5:30 PM Rating: Default
What's the ultimate reward of this misison? What benefit do you gain for repeating it?
RE: Repeating the quest
# Jan 30 2004 at 11:58 AM Rating: Default
you gain rank points by completing missions

and you will need to reach a certain number of rank points before a new mission opens up for ya

simply doing each mission once will not let give you the required rank points....unless you trade the TK crystals
pay attention.
# Nov 10 2003 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
There are multiple guards at each gate leaving the city. 1 guard normally has a couple letters after his name "name T.K." or some such. He casts Signet and lets you spend conquest points. He is one of the guards that stands directly at the gate leaving. Normally in the little area around the gate there will be a single guard standing. He (no matter WHAT gate) is the one that gives missions.

You can start and complete any mission through these guards, if you start the mission at one gate you can complete it at another. Every gate has one of these guards.
Cut scene
# Nov 06 2003 at 9:38 PM Rating: Default
Hello guys, I got disconnected when I turn in the axe so I missed the cut scene. Is there someone kind enough to tell me what the scene is about? Thanks
3rd guard on inside
# Nov 06 2003 at 7:38 AM Rating: Default
I think it's by any gate. There are two guards in front of the gate, one will cast signet, it isn't those two, it's one a few steps to the right if facing the gate (on the inside of the gate, not outside the walls). There is a third guard along the wall to the right who gives the quest, I think the south gate guard name is Grilau. I got this quest as a black mage, so it's not class specific like somebody told me today....

Thanks for the tip with the trade feature. I also got told to go away. As a side note, the axes are worth about 145 gp if you sell them.

Need to lower min level
# Nov 04 2003 at 3:37 PM Rating: Default
I picked up this quest at level 2, so I'm assuming that it's a level 1 mission.
RE: Need to lower min level
# Nov 10 2003 at 6:35 AM Rating: Default
level req. 4 presumably represents your ability to KILL an orcish fodder.

which is about accurate for all of the classes ive tried it with.
Just want to point out
# Nov 03 2003 at 2:04 PM Rating: Default
Each gate has one guard that stands off to one side inside the town Each gate guards name is different you do not have to look for Grilau specificly. I just got one off of another gate guard (Though I do not remember his name).

I am not talking about the ones that stand directly next to the gate but he will be off to one side or the other, and ask you what you want with this gatehouse or some such nonsense and you say a mission. bla bla bla
# Nov 03 2003 at 8:23 AM Rating: Default
this quest is also repeatable
# Nov 02 2003 at 7:01 PM Rating: Default
where is grilau?
RE: grilau?
# Nov 02 2003 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
He is standing off alone to one side of the western gate
I can't give axe
# Nov 02 2003 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts

When I got this mission, I already had the orc axe. When I went to talk to Grilau, he gave me the mission, but now when I talk to him, he tells me to go complete my mission.
RE: I can't give axe
# Nov 03 2003 at 12:49 PM Rating: Default
you need to Trade with him...
Select him and open a trade, give him the axe and you'll be done. I too had the axe before i spoke with him, no problems at all.
Orcish Fodder???
# Nov 02 2003 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
When I get the mission they ask for an Orc Scout...is this a glitch or is there a Scout out there to kill??
RE: Orcish Fodder???
# Nov 10 2003 at 6:34 AM Rating: Default
Scouts don't have to be named "Scout"...
Which Guard?
# Nov 01 2003 at 1:45 PM Rating: Default
I am not recieving this mission from the guards. Which guards specifically give out this quest?
RE: Which Guard?
# Nov 01 2003 at 11:06 PM Rating: Default
The guard named Grilau
RE: Which Guard?
# Nov 01 2003 at 8:34 PM Rating: Default
cant remember the name but i got this at lvl 3 from a guy standing next to the west exit
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