A disconsolate Five Moons has departed for the Vunkerl Inlet, driven by the desire to attain closure over the death of his former hero and role model, Darksteel Hurricane. Follow your Mythril Musketeer comrade and offer him support in this time of need.
Talk to Gentle Tiger at (H-6) in Bastok Markets (S) for a cut scene to start this quest. Go to Vunkerl Inlet (S) and check the ??? at (F-6) for another cut scene. Check the Beastmen Ensign at (J-7) for yet another cut scene. Now go back to Gentle Tiger and talk to him to receive a Flare Grenade. Go back to the Beastmen Ensign in Vunkerl Inlet (S) and check it for a cut scene. Check it one more time to transport your party to Everbloom Hollow for a battle against an Arch Ahriman. After you win the fight, return to Gentle Tiger for your reward and to complete the quest.
All party members must have a Flare Grenade in order to enter the battle. If you do not win, you may obtain a new Flare Grenade from Gentle Tiger. Buffs are not lost upon entering this battle, but TP is. You will lose experience points if you are KO'd in this battle.
Throughout this battle, the Arch Ahriman will take on the likeness of one of your allies, Five Moons, Volker, or Nicolaus. While he is in one of these forms, he will use skills based on that character's job. Once defeated in one of these forms, he will return to his original form with his hit points where they were before he changed. In his normal form, he will use tier IV single target elemental magic and tier III AoE elemental magic. It's a good idea to have someone in the party who can stun his magic. Otherwise, hard hitting jobs are ideal for this fight, since he is resistant to magical damage. The healer should consider bringing Poison Potions to this fight to stay awake.
To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Honor Under Fire Spoilers page.
This quest is part of the Wings of the Goddess mission and quest series for Bastok. Check the Wings of the Goddess Mission and Quest Progression page for details. Other quests included in the series are:
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