Save the Children  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Northern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Any Gate Guard
Related Areas:Ghelsba Outpost
Mission:1 - 3
Min Level:8
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:1000
Reward:Rank 2
(Average from 25 ratings)
Title Obtained:Fodderchief Flayer
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: Bat Hunt
Next Mission: The Rescue Drill
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Mission Orders

Rescue the children held captive in the Orcish camp in Ghelsba Outpost.


Begin this mission by speaking with a gate guard in San d'Oria. The guard sends you to talk to a priest in the Cathedral in Northern San d'Oria. The priest is Arnau, found at the altar directly opposite the entrance to the Cathedral at (M-6).

The orcs have captured some children and are holding them in Ghelsba Outpost. (You can buy a map of the outpost in town.)

Exit town to West Ronfaure and head northwest until you reach a path leading north into a cave (E-4) to Ghelsba Outpost.

The children can be found at location G-9 of the map. When you open the door, you will get several options presented to you. Take the first one. This triggers a fight with 3 orcs, so you need to be in a group. Defeat the orcs and you will get a key which you can use to open the door and release the children. Go to the gate guard for a cutscene, then back to Arnau for another cutscene.

NOTE: If you redo this mission you will get a new cut scene to add to the storyline.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Save the Children Spoilers page.

Mission Series

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

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No group needed
# Apr 18 2009 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
yea 8 mnk no sub, had a 56 sam come try to help me but it didn't let him in. 2h'd with monk and 23 seconds was my record.
# Aug 08 2008 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Solo'd with RDM8 Elvaan :D
# Feb 14 2008 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
I was reading this post and there seems to be a lot of confusion on what to do. It's no wonder, since it's poorly written and quite vague. So, to help..

1. Get the mission as rank 1-3 by talking to a mission guy.
2. Go to the cathedral located in North Sandy.
3. Go to Ghelsba Outpost located in West Ronfaure at the NW portion of the map.
4. Once inside, go to the BCNM hut and choose, "Save the Children."
5. Beat the mobs.
6. After the fight you will receive a key. BEFORE YOU LEAVE, click on the door again.
7. Go back to the mission guy.
8. Go to chapel and speak with the main dood.

Once completed you will be rank 2!

# May 11 2008 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Thank you helped alot
# Jan 02 2008 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Yeah I don't really see how you people could possibly have set the record around like the 30's and 20's at those levels.I set the record on Bahamut at 32 seconds and i was a 62MNK doing it for fun.
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# Apr 21 2008 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
This mission is capped at 13, so it shouldn't matter if ur lvl75 or lvl13
Where do I go?
# Dec 20 2007 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
How do i get to Ghelsba post. I have been running around San d'Oria for 2 hours. I talked to the priest. Now what?
Wiggums: "Lou! Lou are you alright!?"
Lou: The electric yellow has got me by the brain banana.
Hunter Gathers (Goblin)
Where do I go?
# Dec 21 2007 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
The zone for Ghelsba Outpost is @ E-4 in West Ronfaure, not hard to find as its the upper left hand corner of the map.
Need Help
# Dec 09 2007 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I have a mithra level 8 warrior from Sandy and have aceepted this mission. But It wont let me in.
Save the children
# Dec 07 2007 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
I am a 14 WAR i decided to do this mission to get it out of the way.
apparently i have broken the time record for this :S seen as i had 1 min 44 sec i dont think i did :)

Elvaan Male
Save the children
# Aug 08 2008 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
The record is reset every week after conquest tally, as with all BCNM's
# Nov 01 2007 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
did this with 39 mnk lol but to beat the record all i would have had todo was get my BLM and thundaga II and boom done lol
Reactivating a Content ID is harder then it looks
# Aug 07 2007 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
did it in 20 sec with 25war/10 theif lol!!
Thats SOOOO! annoying!
# Aug 05 2007 at 5:32 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I tried it at lvl 7 rdm and almost did dit but died so i couldn't be botherd to try again so about a week later i'd switched to blm and i just hit lvl 13 so i got some potions and went in spamed fire and areo and it took like three spells on the fodderchief and two each on the two archer orcs did in just over a min i talked to the gaurd and priets and it says i aint done it help please!!!
a breeze
# Jun 06 2007 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
54seconds as a 18WAR/3MNK i know, i gimp my sub
i killed each baddie in less than 3 hits with gimped gear, and lost 3HP total
# Mar 25 2007 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
1,353 posts
lvl 8 PLD/WAR with normal gear. I beat it with 50% health left.
I will wake up at six a.m. again.
and I will find my way to the front door
like a soldier crawling through the smoking carnage.
smoldering bodies at my feet,
I'd love to stick around, but I've got someone to meet.
and I will put my best foot forward.
and I'll thank god I made it out of there
on the day when my new friends come.
not to bad
# Feb 22 2007 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
ok i just did this quest as a lvl 9 monk i used my hr2 and got ou tof there in 47sec with 25 hp left. all lvl 8 equipment. so it can be done at lower lvl. but it was close
wow.. easy but not
# Jan 27 2007 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Ok, so i decided to do this mission with my mule.. he's a Lv.9 Elvaan War with no sub and level 1 gear, plus a butterfly axe. Granted, it was close and i had to 2hr.. but i ate no food, had no buffs and finished with HP = 18/143.
# Jan 05 2007 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
when doing this quest, does everyone in the party have to be from Sandy in order to get past the door to the hut?
sweet sweet caffeine...
# Jan 02 2007 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
did this as 14 thf, no subjob, horrible gear and a low level dagger, all 3 kills in 44 seconds, never got hit once, didn't use 2 hour

if you die during this quest... lol...
easy as pie
# Dec 30 2006 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
I just soloed this as a total newbie level 10 warrior. Spatha, lauan shield, scale set/royal footman's gloves. Went in with 270% tp, 2hred to smack the fodderchief down faster, 1-hit one of the ranged guys with fast blade 300%, then finished off the last one. Only 27 hp remaining, but that's better than 0.
Minimum lvl lower then 8
# Dec 20 2006 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
73 posts
I just helped my friend a lvl 7 get this quest done so his signet would last an hour longer. So you may wanna check what the minimum lvl actually is
Server: Cerberus -> Ifrit now as Cryton
Allegiance: San d'Oria


I am a Highschool Wrestler.

# Nov 27 2006 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Just wanted to say that i just did this as 75 Summoner. Slight overkill.
75 SMN, 75 BLM, 75 WHM
# Nov 27 2006 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Just did this as 75 Summoner and it was slight overkill in my opinion.
75 SMN, 75 BLM, 75 WHM
# Nov 03 2006 at 4:29 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Its is a very easy mission and fun 2. I did it with a lvl 19WAR/MNK9 it took less than a minute. But u should get the map of Gelbesha Outpost first lol. i got lost on my way back and got aggroed by 2 decent challenge orcs and 1 even match.i leveled down that day but i got it back fast lol.(/cry) (/cheer)^^.
Server: Hades
Name: Kalashi
Gender/Race: Male/Elvaan
Aim: 75PLD/37NIN
Tarutaru lvl 9 RDM
# Oct 31 2006 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Solo, almost died (1hp and 6mp) but finished in about 2 minutes. Went in with 300 tp.
omg so hard
# Aug 15 2006 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
134 posts
Lvl 10 Elvaan warrior and lvl 9 Elvaan whm

Destroyed them in about a minute, no 2 hours, health didn't even hit yellow. Could have solo'd with my war, might have had to 2 hour but I doubt it. Built up 300tp before fight.

Server: Ramuh (again)
# Aug 15 2006 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I was a bit sceptic in the beginning since I was only lvl 12 BLM, but I went in after all, and what I did was:

Bind the chief, and nuke him with aero and water. when he is dead, you just attack one of the throwers and do the same with the last one, all you need is bind, aero and water, and you only need to bind the chief, since the throwers stands away from you from the beginning and only throws.

I survived with over half my hp, and I did it in just over a minute.

very easy on lvl 12 ;)

Edited, Aug 15th 2006 at 7:57am EDT by EuroPris
Solo 11Mnk
# Jul 27 2006 at 8:13 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
I just solo'd this at 11Mnk (no sub). I was using Grilled Hare (im cheap). I also am fairly new so I did not have much in the way of "1337" gear.

I got my TP up above 200 before I entered. Once inside, I boosted then moved ahead just enough for them to start moving towards me. I waited for the Fodderchief to rush in and started my attack. After a few good hits (1 crit) I used combo. This all but finished him off.

A couple hit later and I move on to the 2 ranger types. A few good hits on the first one and he is done (2 crits). I turn to the second and my first hit puts me over 100 TP so I lauch Combo. He is almost done for. A few hits later, gone.

I ended at 2min 0sec with 76 HP left.
It's not about the XP, it's about the experience.
Nice and easy
# Jul 04 2006 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Yeah, just did this as a lvl 12 RDM with no problems. Didn't even need potions, special food, etc. Pulled no aggro from any of the other orcs either. Easy 1,000 gil and Rank 2, baby!
Balefire happens.
14WHM, 1 Potion, so-so gear
# Jun 18 2006 at 2:49 AM Rating: Good
74 posts
Just completed this as a 14WHM with no sub, uptodate armor, doublet, comp eye circlet, light solea for evasion and Lgn Staff.

Bring a couple of potions if you are still nervous, I did, probably would have survived without them.

No blind, tho it would have helped, Dia'd the chief, and meleed him to death with a couple of Banish's for good measure.

Make sure you get some TP outside, by level 14 most around the hut are Too Weak, so no worries about aggro.

By the time I finished the chief I had used a single potion (didnt heal myself as getting interrupted) and had enough TP to take off around 30% of the Ranger class Orcs HP. Meleed the first, and used Banish and Melee on the second.

Overall, probably could have done it a few levels earlier, my LS said I would get my *** whupped - well, I guess I just proved them wrong!

Good luck to any who want to try this, hardest mission so far, but if a 14WHM can do it, so can you ;)
# Jun 15 2006 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Lol that was so easy, sorry i didnt post yesterday i killed them in like 1 minute or a little less but i hit them with critical hit or 80!!! lol it was easy thought it was going to be harder!
Hades Server
Characters: Pidant (Rank 1 windurst) , Podant (Rank 2 San'doria)
Podant:Lvl 12 War
Pidant:Lvl 10 Blm
Currently working on Podant Job Levels, Currently working on War
Yes, easy
# Jun 13 2006 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Okay so I kept putting this one off, mainly because I'm lazy...
I went in as 17BLM/8WHM. Didn't get aggroed at all. Went in and blasted all three of them with Dia, then hit each one once or twice and then blasted them with Blizzard. Dead. 1 min. 25 sec. I don't know if that's good time or not but it was very easy^^
Goldsmithing/Blacksmithing Recruit Rank
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~Doing it Dirtier!
im going to this on my 10 war tommorow
# Jun 13 2006 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I dont think i should have any problems with this, ill use a ryl. archer longbow, and main weopen as inferno axe, which my critical hit is 80-90 which would be good. I might eat a meat mitkabob (idk how to spell it but it sounds like it) just to make sure. But really i dont think ill have any problems with this.

Ill post back tommorow about the mission.

Edited, Tue Jun 13 19:51:11 2006
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Characters: Pidant (Rank 1 windurst) , Podant (Rank 2 San'doria)
Podant:Lvl 12 War
Pidant:Lvl 10 Blm
Currently working on Podant Job Levels, Currently working on War
this was easier than I thought.
# May 22 2006 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
I soloed this Mission last night.

I play RDM with no sub or Remora.

When I got there I was level 10 and halfway to 11 so I killed orcs and lizards until I hit 11 and equipped a Bee Spartha. I then got my TP to 200% and cast Protect on myself and recovered my MP. I went in and I immediately cast blind on the fodder chief’s two goons so they couldn’t hit me as well and proceeded to take out the fodder chief. After that I took out his two friends while constantly casting Cure on myself to keep form dieing. It was close but I made it. And did it in about 1 minute 30 seconds.
Server: Remora
Character: Hoshikaze
Jobs: WHM-20/RDM-10
Need help!!!!!!!
# May 17 2006 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
I got the key
Now where do I go???

Edited, Wed May 17 21:50:38 2006
Server- Garuda
Name- Xxmagicxx
36whm, 11blm, 13bst, 12nin, 26drk 7war, 16thf,
4mnk, 11pup, 6rdm, 27smn,
My Avatars- Garuda, Ifrit, Titan, Shiva
# May 08 2006 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
I undertook this mission at lvl 10, with no exceptionally armor. Purchase atleast 2 Potions, then fight some Orcs outside the hut for TP over 100%. Then Heal to almost full hp and mp. Your TP should be a little under 100%, but that will go up quickly. Cast Protect on yourself eat meat milkbabob and begin battle. Cast Dia on closest enemy and kill as you see fit. Overall Battle took me 1 minute 20 seconds.
No fear, WHMs!
# May 07 2006 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
:D That was fun!!

Just soloed this mission as a WHM 11 with no sub. (I just created myself a new character.) I must say, it was very fun! Went around killing orcs and got my TP up to 200 ish, casted protect and aquaveil, and after I rested I went in. The whole battle took 2 mins. and 29 seconds and I used 2 potions and a pear au lait (total cost of 4.8k, 3.8k if you count the 1000 gained after getting rank 2.) but it was worth it! So WHMs, no fear! Just stick these puppies with dia and whack away. And of course, WS when you can.

Good luck to all who try this!

Edit: Spelling. D:

Edited, Sun May 7 21:15:45 2006
Aletta :: Beastmaster
Server - Shiva
Allegiance :: San d'Oria
Linkshell :: HeroicAlliance / LordsoftheBeasts
Race :: Mithra

(*'-')b BST 10 | WHM 30 | RDM 16 |
Working on leveling BST again.


# Apr 30 2006 at 9:22 PM Rating: Default
55 posts
for some jobs u can be at a lower lvl but 15-20s ur best bet
# Apr 28 2006 at 7:37 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
i killed in 24 seconds as a mnk18 with no sub i went in and rocked my boost and shoulder atk
# Apr 28 2006 at 7:37 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
i killed in 24 seconds as a mnk18 with no sub i went in and rocked my boost and shoulder atk
Too weak
# Apr 26 2006 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
130 posts
I did this mission today with my lvl9 mnk mule for fun. I have to say that this is for sure one of the easiest missions in the game. I prepared for a tough fight, brought few hi-potions, pear au lait and squid sushi for food. I took about 200 TP and ate the sushi before entering the hut, after i was in i boosted about 3 times and used the pear au lait.
Then i lured the WAR orc with a pebble and used Combo immediatly, this took about 75% of the mobs health, then i hit it 3-4 times and it died. Then i just ran to the RNG orcs and killed them without any problmes, got few Hand-to-hand skill ups aswell.. did this in about 2mins. I lost little to none health mostly because of the au lait.

So if someone has problems with this mission (which i highly doubt), just lvl MNK to 9-10 and its a cake.
Black Mage Solo!
# Apr 18 2006 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
Did this as a Blm13, no sub, super easy even though I was REALLY slow with the spells. 2min 36sec i believe it was. Kicked my *** when i was Blm10 though, lol.
Bjarki the Asatru Paladin
Hume Pal 33, War30, Mnk23, Thf15, Whm9, Drg9, Rng6
Who can help?
# Apr 18 2006 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
I was trying to help someone fight the orcs and i couldn't get in. We were in party together and they went, but i got message that it's shut. I'm rank 3 from Bastok.

Is it because my home town isn't Sandy?
Not again.....
dang Gobbie......
RE: Who can help?
# Jun 15 2006 at 11:43 PM Rating: Good
158 posts
With all mission BCNMs, you either have to be on the mission or have already done it or else you won't be able to join in.^^ So yeah. Because your friend wasn't on Sandy 1-3 and hadn't done it in the past, he wouldn't be able to help you.
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RE: Who can help?
# Apr 21 2006 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
think you have to be San d'Orian. i tried with somone from Bastok once, they were locked out.
This mission
# Apr 05 2006 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
So I did it. yet im a lv18war/9mnk and wanna know can i kill them in 1 hit? Also, do I get the reward if I do it multiple times?
Absolute virtue is a bige ole jerk.
# Mar 26 2006 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
aww crap turn out 1 person wasnt in so i redid it just now after they wen to the cathedral and same thing w/o mighty strikes but i did it in 29 seconds >_< 2 bad i buffed record is only 20 seconds and i was only off by 9 >_<
# Mar 26 2006 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Ok lol! so i made ls today and signed up 10 noobs. i got 5 of em together for this and i went in as 44war/22nin. they all sat inside as i casted bersek mighty strikes war cry and utsuemi. needless to say i killed the 3 mobs in 3 attacks from my 2 axes only burning 2 shadows and clearing the field in 47 seconds. super fast super fun they sat back and said .......WOW our ls leader rocks...... dont let them know but im still a noob :)
# Mar 04 2006 at 11:27 PM Rating: Excellent
2 posts
2 questions...

1. What are the 2 enemies? I know of the foddercheif, but what are the other 2?

2. What level would you suggest for a WAR to solo this?
How I mine for fish?!
RE: Enemies
# Mar 05 2006 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
1. They're archers, named... I don't know. One of them might be Strongarm something. They're not too hard.

2. Well, I just tried at lvl 10 with a WAR. I went for the archers first and died at the exact moment I killed the second one. But I didn't have any healing items or buffs, so with some of those, you could probably do it at lvl 10 or 11.

EDIT: I just solo'd it with my lvl 10 WAR, with only the help of one potion I probably didn't even really need. So it's cake ^__^

Edited, Sun Mar 5 23:54:09 2006
Solod at 9
# Mar 04 2006 at 1:54 AM Rating: Decent
52 posts
Ok, so I just came back to the game after a looong "break".

New character, no sub, no anything really. Went into the hut alone as a lvl 9 Mnk, boosted up, 2hrd and went nuts.

I won the fight with 13 Hp left, got rank 2 and lvld to 10 at the same time XD

I know that soloing this thing isn't such a big deal but wow, was it ever fun.
Party ? key?
# Feb 28 2006 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I did it with my Monk LVL 12, and it was really fast.. but the think is that I dont remember who did i got the Key.. and some friends will made this mission soon.. and i wanna know this.. How can i get the key ?..

And BTW... can we party for this mission ? o mean when i try to open the door will the party fight with the 3 orcs ? or just player ?
Tarutaru Monk ftw!!
# Feb 21 2006 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
lol just soloed this as my level 12 Tarutaru Monk. Didn't have to break out 2hour, took less than a minute, hp got to 65 (169 full health), Combo quickly dispatched one Orc alone after the chief was taken down. Fun quest, neat cutscenes :3
dead or alive : taru
# Feb 18 2006 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
im a lvl 11 blm taru taru can i solo this ?
# Feb 11 2006 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I did this as a lvl 12 WAR and only lost 20 HP. And I soloed it! I dont know why you all are saying it's hard! I did it in 45 seconds as well.

Hint: Kill the Chief first (the only one not shooting arrows at you) and then pull in one of the Shooters without going near hem with whatever ways neccessary. That way you're only fighting one on one with each of them.

Edited, Sun Feb 12 12:57:29 2006
how do i get to ghelsba?
# Jan 28 2006 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
how do i get therre i have a map of it?
RE: how do i get to ghelsba?
# Mar 05 2006 at 12:51 PM Rating: Excellent
2 posts
In order to get to ghelsba, you need to go to the corner of west ronfaure. just look at the map for the point of the map in the north-west corner of the area. after that, just follow some of the paths to find a large hut in area G-10.
How I mine for fish?!
how do i get to ghelsba?
# Jan 28 2006 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
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