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Blackmail  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Northern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Dauperiat (I - 10)
Type:General
Related Areas:Ghelsba Outpost
Related Mobs:Dauperiat (I - 10)
Halver
Orcish Serjeant
Min Level:20
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:900
Rating
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(Average from 12 ratings)
Items Required:Castle Floor Plans
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Fri Dec 17 12:16:13 2004

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Summary

Deliver a strange envelope to Monarlais Halver, then go on a mission to retrieve castle floor plans from Orcs in Fort Ghelsba.

Walkthrough

Talk to Dauperiat (I-10 Northern San d'Oria) and receive a suspicious envelope. He will instruct you to deliver this to Halver in the Chateau d'Oraguille. After talking with Halver return to Dauperiat who will offer you the quest.

Kill Orcish Serjeants (Lvl21 - 23) till they drop a copy of the Castle Floor Plans. Orcish Serjeants can be found in Fort Ghelsba, Yughott Grotto and Davoi).

PLEASE NOTE: This quest will lower your fame.

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lil trick
# Nov 18 2008 at 3:30 AM Rating: Decent
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so saw below if the price is right you can use the 900 gil to buy the **** (i.e. riabbit hides, bat wings, honey, ext.) you need to complete those simple quests and you'll end up with more fame that what you lose? has anyone tried this does that work... still kind seems not worth the time, at least if your really needing some sandy fame (o shiva you cold goddess I loan for your power).
Alternate Quest
# Oct 19 2007 at 6:54 AM Rating: Decent
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According to this: http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Blackmail , if you refuse the quest, you unlock another quest named "The Setting Sun", which becomes available at lvl 6 fame. As the reward for "The Setting Sun" is 10,000g, it's more beneficial to refuse the "Blackmail" quest. The only problem is that the quest is a little tricky and you need two players to do it. This page gives a rundown of "The Setting Sun": http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/The_Setting_Sun


Edited, Oct 19th 2007 10:56am by Ceannara

Edited, Oct 19th 2007 10:57am by Ceannara
Alternate Quest
# Dec 04 2009 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Not true i had the setting sun mission long before i had the blackmail mission
Alternate Quest
# Apr 10 2008 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Definitely not true. I did the Blackmail quest, and then the Setting Sun one.
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So?
# Mar 06 2006 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, its been a while since the last post, has anyone figured out whether there is anything extra with this quest?
whats the point?
# Nov 08 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
900 gil? lower fame? whats the point, someone please tell me!
Hmmmm
# May 02 2005 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
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this quest actually seems to not be too important,

it only gives 900 gil, and lowers fame??!!

kind of a rip off
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Other NPC's mention floor plans
# Feb 03 2005 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
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There are other NPC's that mention the floor plans. They are standing outside of a group of doors on the bottom level east side of "Laborman's Way" in North Sandy (F-5). One of them mentions that there are 3 or 4 (can't remember) pieces of the map. Vamorcote who is right there in the area I'm speaking of, also gave me "The Setting Sun" quest.

But because it's a Rare/Ex you could only hold one. I've never heard of pieces being found either, just a copy...

I'm wondering if anyone has tried to trade one of these NPCs the floor plans or has asked them about them. (edit: sorry see below) Maybe you have to do the quest 3 times, as they talk about 3 pieces of plans???

I'm just hoping there's more to this quest than losing fame and gaining 900gil...

Edited, Thu Feb 3 13:29:30 2005
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Multiple repeat attempts
# Jan 05 2005 at 12:41 AM Rating: Good
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I wish there was some alternate solution to this quest. Tried trading the floor plans to everyone in the Chateau, as well as the guys in North Sandoria involved in "The Setting Sun", with no response.

The quest is repeatable. Try to find out if anything changes after a certain number of Floor Plan turn ins- different dialogue from Dauperiat or Halver, a limit on number of turn ins, a new title, or even if Tenshodo fame is affected (doubt it, but it is a "criminal" quest). Try talking to different NPCs in Sandoria once you've repeated the quest several times. It would be great if this actually unlocked another quest somehow.

Edited, Wed Jan 5 00:46:43 2005
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RE: Multiple repeat attempts
# Feb 03 2005 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
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There is a specific number of plans, pieces of plan, something like that, that one of the North Sandy "Laborman's Way" NPC's speaks of. Not sure if it's 3 or 4. How many times did you do the quest?

I wish I could remember that NPC's name, but I know they are standing near Vamorcote...

Edited, Thu Feb 3 13:27:54 2005
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Fame
# Oct 11 2004 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Level 21 SAM and level 30 BLM, neither were able to get the quest, he said he had no time to talk. There has to be fame required, because I have 0 Sandy fame.
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fame
# Jun 01 2004 at 4:37 AM Rating: Default
how do i find out how much fame i have?
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# Aug 14 2004 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
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there's an npc in each city that is a fame checker, san d' is a guy in southern sandoria at the inn...forget his name though
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Tenshodo?
# May 16 2004 at 8:57 PM Rating: Default
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Since this quest seems to lower your Sandy Fame and Tenshodo (Norg) quests lowers your Sandy Fame could this be a Tenshodo related quest? Also this is for a smuggler, the tenshodo are smugglers and tenshodo-related quests are FOR smugglers like Windy's Cat Burglar, Nanaa Mihgo.
Hmmm
# May 09 2004 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Has anybody tried giving the Castle Plans to Halver, instead of the thief? Perhaps there is an alternate ending?
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RE: Hmmm
# May 30 2004 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
I just tried trading the plans to halver after accepting the quest and he didnt take em... not even a responce from him so i guess not
Why do i need to do it?
# Apr 07 2004 at 5:32 AM Rating: Decent
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it lowers your fame, i see no good in this quest >.<
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RE: Why do i need to do it?
# Apr 14 2004 at 4:20 PM Rating: Default
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It gives a small 900gill reward... i think (says in quest description. dont you ppl READ)
RE: Why do i need to do it?
# May 03 2004 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
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So i get 900 and lower my fame,
and to raise my fame, i'd probably spend the 900 :p

yes i did read ...
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RE: Why do i need to do it?
# Sep 19 2004 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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to raise your fame in sandoria you buy bat wings or pots of honey in windurst. In no time you'll have max fame for free. At least that's how the price structure is on my server.

Find out what the bat wings or honey are for on this site.
What are the requirements
# Mar 07 2004 at 3:16 PM Rating: Default
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Unable to do quest.

My sandorian fame is lvl 5 (see fame guide here at Allakhazam). Rank 2. I also talked to Halver but he only sais something about proper conduct.




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RE: What are the requirements
# Jun 23 2006 at 4:21 PM Rating: Default
The minimul lvl Requirements are lvl 20! that should be your prob!
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RE: What are the requirements
# Jul 26 2005 at 2:42 AM Rating: Decent
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25 whm/19 blm, 5 fame, rank 3. I can get the quest.

hmm...maybe it's rank related...o.0
Shizza
# Feb 14 2004 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
Well, is there a reward, if any, for this quest besides fame drain?
Dauperiat location
# Jan 25 2004 at 9:24 PM Rating: Default
Dauperiat is located at I-10. coming from the castle he will be on the right hand side of the zone to south San.
Dauperiat location
# Jan 25 2004 at 9:24 PM Rating: Default
Dauperiat is located at I-10. coming from the castle he will be on the right hand side of the zone to south San.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 24 2004 at 6:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This quest requires being a citizen of San d'Oria, and completed Mission 3. Characters who are citizens of Bastok or Windurst will not be given this quest.
RE: Only San d'Orians can do this quest
# Feb 14 2004 at 10:37 PM Rating: Default
yeah thats full of it. I was from bastok and stumbled upon this quest weeks ago. I got it after completing 18 or so quests in sandoria and a some repeatables quite a few times there.
RE: Only San d'Orians can do this quest
# Feb 04 2004 at 12:35 AM Rating: Default
They're right...same fame as to do the Drain quest. Level appropriate if you are also going for Kazham keys.
RE: Only San d'Orians can do this quest
# Jan 25 2004 at 2:33 PM Rating: Default
Wrong, I just completed this last night and I'm from Windurst.
RE: Only San d'Orians can do this quest
# Jan 27 2004 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
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yes i am also from windurst. you do need a little bit of fame to be offered this quest. u must be able to get into the chateau before its offered.
Sylarr
# Jan 19 2004 at 2:23 PM Rating: Default
Me and a buddy spent the better part of an hour in the hidden portion of the Grotto killing the sergents to no abail.. Maybe I should go back with a Thf.. Anyways... I received this quest when I was a level 12 Dragoon. So I am fully confident that this quest is fame related.
RE: Sylarr
# Jan 22 2004 at 7:36 PM Rating: Default
The quest is activated once you gain entrance to the Chateau and talk to Halver the first time.
Be Quiet?
# Jan 06 2004 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I talk to Dauperiat and he tells me to be quiet. I am level 26 so I should be able to get this quest...
#OmegaZero, Posted: Feb 04 2004 at 5:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) There are only like a dozen level required quests... Stupid people its FAME that determines what quests you can do. The only Level specific quests are: Chocobo License, Sub Job, Advance Job, and Genkai.
RE: Be Quiet?
# Feb 23 2004 at 12:26 AM Rating: Default
Wrong! Now your the stupid person
RE: Be Quiet?
# Feb 29 2004 at 11:19 AM Rating: Default
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Edited, Sun Feb 29 11:22:07 2004
Where is the NPC
# Jan 06 2004 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I looked all over North Sandoria for this guy and I haven't found him. What's up? I've been to J-10 and he's not there.
if your still having trouble..
# Dec 29 2003 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
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sub ranger, or main it if it meets the lvl requirment. But scan and track is awsome for finding npcs in the chaos of sandoria.

Even lvl 1 ranger sub gives you scan and the ranger quest is REALLY easy to do. Very useful at finding those hard to find npcs in many quest.
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Castle Raid
# Dec 28 2003 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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How do you find the NPC that raided the castle? No one gave out any clues that were worth anything that I talked to.
Fame
# Dec 10 2003 at 11:10 PM Rating: Default
Someone told me this quest lowers your fame, is that true?
RE: Fame
# Dec 21 2003 at 5:08 PM Rating: Default
Ok yes this does Lower your fame by 4 points, BUT just turn in 12 rabbit hides to the npc that takes them and you get that back :)

This quest enables a sub quest from the guards that i got the other day, when you go to talk to the guards for a new mission they say that the Chateau has been raided... blah blah blah
when you find the NPC that raided the castle you get some lvl 45 armor (chest) only can be used with Paladan, the guy is easy to get, he was located in Yughott Ghroto for me up near Horlias pk
RE: Fame
# Jan 16 2004 at 5:25 PM Rating: Default
Can anyone confirm this armor quest? What NPC did you talk to exactly? What was the name of the armor you got? Also what was your fame level in Sandoria? Do you have to be a citizen of sandoria?
RE: Fame
# Dec 18 2003 at 11:47 AM Rating: Default
Yeah, I would like to know if this actually lowers fame.
RE: Fame
# Apr 29 2004 at 11:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't think this quest does lower your fame. I talked to the fame NPC before trying this quest and was told "Ah, Xenoveritas. That is a name I often hear. People speak well of you! Your deeds for the kingdom have earned you much honor."

Afterwards I was told "Xenoveritas! You have become well known in these parts! I hear much of your accomplishments. Keep up the good work, and greatness lies in your future."

According to this link that means my fame raised from level 3 to level 4 by completing the quest.
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Dude Location
# Dec 08 2003 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, I got the castle floor plans before I knew of this quest and didnt know where the dude was but found him and thought I would post his location. Dauperiat is right next to the enterance to South Sandoria from North Sandoria to the right if you are heading to South Sandoria.

I did this mission twice and got 900 gil each time. I got the first map in Davoi, and the second one in the Yughott Grotto...
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mob loc and other goodies
# Dec 04 2003 at 6:04 PM Rating: Good
I think you have to talk to Dauperiat, then Halver, then Daup. again to initiate the quest. Lv 20 to get it, I was able to survive without too much trouble in a 3-man pt of level 22's (whm and 2 tanks).

As for the Ghelsba mobs that drop it, from the first area when you enter Ghelsba Outpost, so south and enter the side-path that is not marked on the map (a couple of Grunts usually spawn there), take that up into Yughott Grotto, go through to the last exit in the far NE room, which will take you into part of Fort Ghelsba. Go south and east in here and look for a hut leading back into the Yughott caves area, it has an Orcish Cursemaker and Orcish Fighter spawn inside. Go into these caves, and you should easily find the mobs you need.

Note that this area is also good for:

Shaman Garlic (quest outside Chateau in SD)
Ft. Ghelsba Chest Key
The "a General's Secret" quest (Chateau, Curilla) area is in the SE corner of the area
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Reward
# Nov 29 2003 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
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What's the reward for this quest?
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# Nov 13 2003 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
Mob also resides in Davoi as the quest states. It's an orc fortress off the south edge of Jugner Forest.
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# Nov 12 2003 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Mob resides in deeper cave in Ghelsba outpost.
They are lvl20+ mobs so i don't recommend touching them until you're leveled up decently.
locs of mobs, quest giver .. and reward !!!
# Nov 07 2003 at 9:42 PM Rating: Default
whats the reward and the npc and mob locs?
RE: locs of mobs, quest giver .. and reward !!!
# Nov 20 2003 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
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For some reason the NPC stated for the quest won't give me the quest. Anyone know what the requirements? I am a level 30 thief.
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# Feb 01 2004 at 9:25 PM Rating: Good
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I could enter the castle because I was on mission 2-3 (or 6) from Windurst, but didn't get this quest yet with pretty good fame. After I finished the mission and attained rank 3, I finally got this quest (castle floor plans were sitting in my mogsafe for quite some time already).
RE: locs of mobs, quest giver .. and reward !!!
# Dec 19 2003 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Most likely Fame related.

I wasn't able to get the quest at first, along with not being able to get the garlic or drain quests, so I just did a repeatable quest (the bat wings) a few more times, and he finally gave me the quest, and I was able to get the others as well then.

I suggset going to the AH and getting a stack or two of bat wings and handing them in for some fame.
RE: locs of mobs, quest giver .. and reward !!!
# Nov 24 2003 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
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You need access to the castle in orde to do the quest. Do mission 6, yourney aboard, to gain access to castle, he'll probably give you the quest.
?
# Nov 05 2003 at 12:44 PM Rating: Default
what are locations for mobs and quest giver ?
RE: ?
# Nov 12 2003 at 1:53 PM Rating: Default
The quest giver is by the entrance to S. San d'Oria on the right side. As for the mob, I have no clue.
RE: ?
# Nov 20 2003 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
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For some reason the NPC stated for the quest won't give me the quest. Anyone know what the requirements? I am a level 30 thief.
RE: ?
# Dec 07 2003 at 10:18 PM Rating: Default
You have to have 20 some odd number of fame in order to do this quest
RE: ?
# Feb 03 2004 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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What you need at min is rank-3, not sure on the fame requirements, but rank-3 at a min.
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RE: ?
# Jan 27 2004 at 1:28 AM Rating: Default
I'm from Windurst and was only able to get the quest after attaining Rank 3.
RE: ?
# Feb 19 2004 at 4:36 AM Rating: Default
im lvl 44 whitemage, elvaan from sandoria, lvl 5 fame rank3 (working on raising ranks now) and i still cant get the quest, ive completed at least 40 quest and the bat wing quest was my sole source of income when i first started the game. why is that dude playing with me. my roomate whos from windhurst got it i think he's lvl 4 sandy fame.
btw i have at least lvl 4 fame from other nations so i have sure i have way more quest completed then need be
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