Start Area: Windurst Waters
Start NPC:Naiko-Paneiko (C - 11)
Prerequisites:Making Headlines
Related Areas:Ship from Mhaura to Selbina
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:1500
(Average from 15 ratings)
Items Required:Bronze Box
Last Updated: Sun Mar 30 05:10:32 2008

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The latest edition of the "Magic Paradise Weekly," which features the exclusive report on "Where the Cat Burglar Hides her Kitty," has been stolen. The editor asks that you help retrieve it.


Talk to Naiko-Paneiko to start this quest, then head to Mhaura and take the boat to Selbina. Bring along a sturdy fishing pole and some Lugworms, Crayfish Balls, or a Sabiki Rig (or you can buy bait on the boat). Catch Ocean Crabs and kill them until one drops a Bronze Box.

Bring this back to Naiko-Paneiko to complete the quest and claim your reward.


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for those who are stumped
# Apr 09 2009 at 8:53 PM Rating: Default
59 posts
if you have the bronze box in your inventory the quest will not start i had this problem alot i would have the item on me and the NPC will not give the quest just dump it in your mog storage, locker, safe, satchal then try again this item has been in my mog storage for 3 years(earth) now never found out what it was used for til i read this page i never threw it away because of the (rare)(ex) icon in the discription


the discription sounds like a dirty joke

"where the cat burglar hides her kitty"


Edited, Apr 10th 2009 12:56am by zeroryoko
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for those who are stumped
# Jul 29 2009 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
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[quote=zeroryoko]if you have the bronze box in your inventory the quest will not start!

I found this box fishin one day, so i looked it up and decided to do these quest. I had the box on me when i started both of them.
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Easy for me, atleast.
# Oct 12 2008 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
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LOL, i must be lucky. After reading all the comments about how hard this is (supposed) to be, I almost feel like a complete jerk. I got the Bronze Box after one catch aboard the boat, and I didn't even know about this quest!

Also, for some odd reason, she won't accept the bronze box and i can't start this quest. Maybe its because I just now finished the Headline quest and have to wait a bit?
geting qwest
# Jan 27 2008 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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i did the pre qwest now i have this box and he wont take it?
A good level?
# Mar 13 2006 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
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What level is recommended to attempt this quest?
Approximately what level are the crabs? Is this doable at level 30 without getting creamed by another enemy? As far as I understand, there are many high level enemies aboard the ship.

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A good level?
# Jul 15 2006 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Me and my bro went as lv 11 PUPs heading to the dunes and killed 2 crabs and got 2 boxes so lv 30 should CREAM these things
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Box Drop
# Feb 15 2006 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
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My LS went Pirate hunting and about 4 of our members were fishing (11 total as we were in Alliance). Every member pretty much got a Bronze Box drop. Seemed like every 2-3 crabs draooped one.
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Nothing For Me :(
# Sep 24 2005 at 8:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Does it matter what rod you use? Is a bamboo rod ok?? As I was trying for 2 hours and still got nothing, but bastore sardines and qu's all the time and a pugil once. And I've been using lugworms as bait. killed a few crabs on deck, but got nothing *sigh
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RE: Nothing For Me :(
# Mar 22 2006 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
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When I found my box, I was using just the basic Tarutaru Rod and Minnows that they sell on the ship. I don't think the drop is based on the rod/bait you use, just a matter of luck. Hope you were able to finally get it!
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# Sep 23 2005 at 1:09 AM Rating: Default
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i found the box from a crab that was already on the boat i believe but it might have been someone elses catch
i suck
# Apr 24 2005 at 2:09 PM Rating: Default
before the patch someone fished a ocean crab, I killed it, got the box, however I found out that my bag was full a little too late >.>
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RE: i suck
# May 27 2005 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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This is VERY easy!
Did about 3 trips with only lv 1 fishing, and mithran rod, lugworm....

Got first drop from pop - five dropped by 3rd trip - I was looking for sand charm so this was an added bonus! ;)

Lucky was in pt after sea horror popped (twice ><) - we got one each in the end...

Best drop rate came from sea crab pops btw....no need to even fish
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# Mar 29 2005 at 4:50 AM Rating: Default
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i found this box without even havin to fish i accidently stole some1's catch and found the box first time! :)

i wudda givin it back to him had it not been for the (ex)
Embrace the Power!
# Mar 29 2005 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Thu Mar 31 09:09:05 2005
Embrace the Power!
easy peasy
# Mar 07 2005 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
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i got the box on my first try fishing with only lvl 2 fishing and a bit of advice if you dont want to go up agenst a sea monk only fish heading to mhaura from selbina not the other way round they hardly ever show up then
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# Feb 24 2005 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Funny how you guys make this out so hard to get, i was just killing a random crab on the ship for fun, first kill i got this box XD musta just been my lucky day >:3
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Got it
# Feb 07 2005 at 1:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Got this box since i first get on the boat to mhara do'nt know what it for now i do know ^^
have it for about 3 months in mog >.<
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damn quest...
# Feb 01 2005 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I had fishing skill 7 when i was doing this quest... i was using a mithran fishing rod with a fly lure and in my first try i caught... a SEA MONK!! a enormous IT squid!!!!!! i inmediatly ran off into the boat and then that thing killed me before i could escape :_( take care, that quest is more difficult than it seems...

Edited, Tue Feb 1 20:06:33 2005
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Getting Box
# Jan 06 2005 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
137 posts
This box was a pain for me to get. I did around 15 trips on the boat, killed as many crabs as I could and fished the whole time. I finally got one dropped off a crab I fished up and killed.

Just a FYI - it might take a while for you to get this but keep trying...
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# Dec 21 2004 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I got mine with a sabiki rig and a glass fiber rod!
# Nov 19 2004 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I got this quest as soon as I finnished Making Headlines at level 2 fame.
So hard probably
# Oct 26 2004 at 5:03 PM Rating: Good
1,100 posts
This quest is gonna be so hard if you can barely catch the mobs that drop the box.

RE: So hard probably
# Oct 30 2004 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
I have found that I average a box dropping crab every 2-3 boat trips. I fished up a few for me and a couple of friends last night. Comp. Rod + Sabiki lure. fishing lvl 27 (though this shouldn't matter much as I said in my last post)

Even if you arn't much for fishing, they will also spawn randomly on deck. Fishing them up is just much faster.
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Rod and Bait
# Oct 02 2004 at 6:39 AM Rating: Decent
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What type of rod and bait do you have to use to fish up the crabs?
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RE: Rod and Bait
# Oct 30 2004 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Like all monsters you fish up the bait and rod you use don't really matter. I used a composite fishing rod and a sabiki lure. The only reason I chose that bait was that it can be purchased on the boat and I use that rod for everything (until I get lu shang's).
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RE: Rod and Bait
# Feb 01 2005 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I was using a Composite Rod and Meatballs and fished up a crab and it dropped the box. Yeah!
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bronze box
# Aug 18 2004 at 10:36 AM Rating: Default
32 posts
man it was crazy i was on the boat to seblina right and a guy was fishing in the middle of the boat lol!!!!!!!! and the crab ocean crab poped out and i killed it no sweat
bronze box
# Aug 18 2004 at 10:33 AM Rating: Default
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man it was crazy i was on the boat to seblina right and a guy was fishing in the middle of the boat lol!!!!!!!! and the crab ocean crab poped out and i killed it no sweat
#Tiwakiwa, Posted: Aug 07 2004 at 1:21 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) poo smells gross
RE: poo
# Aug 09 2004 at 7:42 AM Rating: Default
your mouth is a little too close from your nose.
# Jun 29 2004 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
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um also right whenb you get on deck there are usually osme crabs jsut walking around
RE: ..
# Aug 07 2004 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Speakey englirsh???
ph34r me
Other way too
# May 26 2004 at 6:01 PM Rating: Default
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I caught my crab&the box on the way FROM Selbina TO Mhaura, so either direction is ok.

Naiko-Paneiko will be rather upset when he finds out the catburglar overwrote the story with "The key is in the cardian's stomach"

I wonder if this means you can open de door by whacking cardians until one drops the key...

Edited, Wed May 26 19:01:51 2004
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RE: Other way too
# May 27 2004 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Don't know what way i was... But I don't have the quest.. Someone attacked the crab.. and relesed it.. I took it.. and it droped a box
# Apr 20 2004 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
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you have to compleat making headlines quest befor you can do this one!!!
Editors ?
# Apr 01 2004 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Where are the editors for the first part of this quest ?
Fishing not required
# Mar 30 2004 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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You don't have to fish up the crab yourself. I was killing the ocean crabs other people were fishing up on the ferry and got the box. I haven't even activated the quest yet.

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Fame Needed?
# Feb 28 2004 at 5:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Perhaps a certain level of fame IS needed. I completed the prior quest, and zoned -- went outside Windurst several times in fact -- and every time I came back to talk to him he was always 'Work harder, work harder!' I only just started doing quests in Windurst, so my fame is probably fairly low. That's the only thing I can think of.
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RE: Fame Needed?
# Jun 16 2004 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
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You need at -least- level 3 fame. I never got it with level 2, but after level 3 it was available.
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# Feb 09 2004 at 2:11 PM Rating: Default
I done the quest with the 4 journelists and the mahogony door, i have a bronze box also but even after zoning he just tells me to work harder, no mention of another quest.

I am sandorian though, do you have to be windurstian.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 26 2004 at 8:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) is the quest redoable
# Jan 26 2004 at 8:40 PM Rating: Default
is the quest redoable
RE: quest
# Feb 05 2004 at 1:00 PM Rating: Excellent
1,854 posts
No this quest cannot be repeated. If you bring back another box, he tells you to get that filthy thing out of here. So if you find another one of these boxes (they appear to drop regularly) just toss it back.
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RE: quest
# Nov 25 2004 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Can you toss stuff into water and how? I always fish up copper rings, and i always wonder how to toss them back in.

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RE: quest
# Feb 08 2004 at 10:45 PM Rating: Default
One other thing to keep in mind. As with most quests in windy (iritating as it is) if you are just speeding through the quests and cant get him to give you this quest after doing the previous one. You need to zone after finishing the previous one or he wolnt give you the next.
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Best combo?
# Jan 12 2004 at 11:23 PM Rating: Default
So what's the best rod and bait to use for this quest?
getting bronze box
# Jan 12 2004 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
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its not too difficult to pull up an ocean crab, even with 0 fishing skill. However, be careful at lower levels cuz you can pull up some nasty mobs.
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cardians key
# Jan 11 2004 at 1:18 AM Rating: Default
i was ******** around in the southern most ruins in west saru... fighting cardians... and i got a key drop from them i wonder if that is the key some of u were talking about ??
# Dec 10 2003 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
Is this quest repeatable? I got another bronze box today on my way to selbina, and haven't gotten back to windurst to try it yet
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 03 2003 at 10:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'm tired of you people complaining about OBVIOUS NPC locations. To get this quest you had to do the original reporter quest. HMM, now where did you get that quest? OH YEAH, the housing district in Waters. Good lord, you might have to use some insight and/or LEARN the game rather than having everything handed to you step by step.
Something's Wrong
# Nov 30 2003 at 11:23 PM Rating: Default
I finished the "Making Headlines" quest and zoned in and out many times, and yet Naiko won't give me this mission. Naiko just keeps saying work harder! work harder! Did I miss something?
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 30 2003 at 11:22 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Did you even bother to look around the area? Naiko is in one of the houses. Try looking instead around the area. The Canal Gate isnt 1 spot, it's an AREA.
Some tips
# Nov 28 2003 at 2:24 AM Rating: Default
Best way to complete this section of quest unless your a phenominal fisherman, is to hang out until someone who is catches an ocean crab on the boat between mihauru and salbinia (relative level 14-16 critter), the box is a pretty common drop... as far as the key in the cardians stomache quest i have no idea, could be faction related because no quest is actually given... much like baron's second quest it may require some deal of fame to actually get any clues on it... or again, could be a drop either in east or north towers off cardians...
RE: Some tips
# Feb 03 2004 at 12:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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I was a lvl 0 fisher, and I caught a sea crab. I was with my friends who were a lvl 16 war and a lvl 15 war, and after killing it we got the box on the first drop.
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RE: Some tips
# Jan 31 2004 at 11:16 PM Rating: Default
im a lvl 3 fisher.. and i caught a crab, you dont have to be 'a phenominal fisher'
Here is the update for this quest
# Nov 16 2003 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
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You have to do the editors hatchetman quest first. This is the continuation of that quest. Once you talk to him and finish the editors quest, zone out and back in, then he tells you that the proof copy of the magazine was stolen. from there, you can just give him the bronze box, you dont have to talk to the cat burglar. Just give him the box. To get the box you take the boat from muhara to selbina and stay on the deck until someone reels in a crab, or do it yourself. then kill the crab and hope you get the box. The reward is 1500 gil...and the next quest...which i havent figured out...something about a key in the cardians stomach...anyone care to elaborate on that, go ahead, im all ears

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RE: Here is the update for this quest
# Nov 30 2003 at 10:23 AM Rating: Default
Key in stomach? Just did the Knowing One's Onion quest and at the end they found a magic orb? seemed to describe some key item for cardians
RE: Here is the update for this quest
# Mar 03 2004 at 1:47 AM Rating: Good
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The orb that one of the SOB's find is a Cardian Orb. It is used to activate a cardian.

You will find that in, yet another quest from the SOB's that it activates the Joker Cardian.
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This information
# Nov 10 2003 at 10:00 PM Rating: Default
Where did you get this quest information?
Naiko doesn't say anything even closely related to fishing, boating, mhaura, or selbina.. She tells you to go get the stolen report back from the cat burgler..


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RE: This information
# Nov 15 2003 at 6:58 PM Rating: Default
Her henchmen mention locking something in a box and throwing it into the ocean (and getting bitten in the process).
# Nov 10 2003 at 9:44 PM Rating: Default
Naiko is located in Windurst Waters, lower-half section of the map, coords C/D-11/12 (which are invalid while in the upper-half of the map)

The area with the buildings (which Naiko is located in) is called Toraimarai Canal Gate, marked on the map.
Why Are Locations So Hard to Provide?
# Nov 08 2003 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
97 posts
....and where is Naiko-Paneiko located?
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