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Realm:Windurst
Start Area: Windurst Walls
Start NPC:Any Gate Guard
Type:Mission
Related Areas:Inner Horutoto Ruins
Maze of Shakhrami
Mission:2 - 1
Min Level:11
Max Level:75
Reward:Rank 2-2
Rating
*****
(Average from 45 ratings)
Items Required:Hideout Key
Lapis Coral
Lapis Monocle
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: The Price of Peace
Next Mission: A Testing Time
Last Updated: Wed Dec 15 12:21:44 2010

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Mission Orders

There are reports that the Cat Burglar has her paws on a "Book of the Gods," a restricted book that was lost twenty years ago. Assist the Opistery in investigating the reports, and attempt to retrieve the priceless, but dangerous, tome.

Walkthrough

First talk to Tosuka-Porika in the Optistery at (G-8) in Windurst Waters to begin this quest. Outside the Optistery and down some stairs is Tonana, who will warp you to Windurst Woods. Talk to Nanaa Mihgo and she will give you the key item: Lapis Monocle. It is highly recommended that you have the Map of the Maze of Shakhrami before doing this mission. It can be purchased from Mhoji Roccoruh or Pehki Machumaht. Unless your group intends to fight their way to the spot, you should bring a method of Sneak and Invisible for yourself.

Head to the Maze of Shakhrami, which can be found at the very Northeast corner of Tahrongi Canyon (K-5). Once inside, go down the tunnel until you reach a large room. This first room has bones, worms, and goblins. The worms are not aggressive. Take the tunnel to the left. You will reach another large room. This room has worms, goblins, and scorpions. The goblins and scorpions are aggressive.

Follow the left wall until you come to two tunnels and take the one on the right (G-6). You will reach a small opening, again stay to the left. The next room you reach is the room you seek (H-5). There are several Fossil Rocks in this room. Examine each one until you acquire the key item: Lapis Coral. You will need to drop Invisible in order to examine the Fossil Rock and obtain the key item.

Head back to Nanaa Mihgo in Windurst Woods (J-3). She will give you the key item: Hideout Key and direct you to the Inner Horutoto Ruins. It is highly recommended that you have Map of Horutoto Ruins for this area before proceeding. It is obtained by completing the quest Glyph Hanger.

Enter the Inner Horutoto Ruins through the Lily Tower at (J-7) in East Sarutabaruta. Once inside, go through the Cracked Wall at (G-8). You go to a new map at this point. Go through the Mahogany Door (G-7). NOTE: the Mahogany Door is not actually at these coordinates. In fact, it is not on the map at all. But at these coordinates you will find the hallway that leads to the Mahogany Door.

After the cutscene, head to the "House of the Hero" in Windurst Walls (G-3). After the cutscene, go back to Tosuka-Porika to finish the mission.


To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Lost for Words Spoilers page.


Mission Series

This mission is part of the Windurst rank series. The complete mission series includes:

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Easy peasy lemon squeezy
# Jul 24 2012 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this as a level 16 thf. Did not use oils/powders or sneak/invisible. It's totally possible and quite easy to get to the lapis without any problems. One thing to bear in mind:

Goblins are sight aggro -> you can walk behind their back without any problems.
Scorpions are sound aggro -> Stay away!

The path only consisted one scorpion for me and you can easily avoid it. So as long as you walk behind the goblins you are safe. If in doubt, wait for the goblins to walk and turn first so you are sure they won't turn when you're behind them.

Another thing to note is that the entrance of the maze in Tahrongi Canyon has undead popping up in the dark, so you might want to head there when it's broad daylight! Though i did go in there at night without aggroing any of them, make sure your HP is not low as they are also blood aggro. Just be careful and you'll be fine. =)
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Nana Mihgo
# Apr 30 2010 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
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ok, i have accepted the mission, have full rank points bar. talked to Tosuka-Porika. then when i go to woods to talk to nanaa mihgo, she tells me "I dont ever want to see your face around her again" and will not give me Key item Lapis Monocle. I did utsusemi quest with her before mission 2.1 have "Mihgo's Amigo" in completed quests. tried just bout everything i could and still cannot figure out why i cannot recieve Lapis Monocle. PLEASE!!!! can ANYONE help me out?
can I do it? No I can't
# Jan 15 2009 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
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yea.. I'm only a lvl 16 WAR I think I might need some help with this one..
mission 2-1
# Jul 14 2008 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I did this mission with 20 war/14 monk. I had trouble with this mission at first. first talk to start NPC then to Cat Burglar then go to maze. Stay on left wall till u get to room where you see scopians on the ledge and go over ledge to next big room. Go to right wall. Stay on right wall till you locate fossils, check right most fossil get coral. Leave in reverse. I did this part today and used no sneak or invis and only got aggro twice. Killed both gobs and rested and moved on.

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mission 2-1
# Jul 15 2008 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
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SORRY LVL 20 WAR/10 MONK LOL
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# Jul 03 2008 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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i have a problem...
whenever i talk to the gate guards, no missions are available?
do i need fame in order to do this mission?
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# Sep 26 2008 at 1:05 PM Rating: Good
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Make sure you donate crystals after doing your .3 missions and fill up the rank bar Or else you won't get any further missions.
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# Oct 16 2007 at 6:53 AM Rating: Decent
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First off, i solo'd this quest as 15ninja, just so i didn't have to waste money on prism powders, just silent oils.

Second off, after you talk to the first npc you don't just leave you have to talk to the tarutaru lady behind the desk to continue with it.

Third off, the glyph hanger quest does not reward maze of shakrami map, it rewards horototo ruins map, you BUY the maze of shakrami map from the normal windurst map vendor.

Fourth off..... The walkthrough tells you very wrong directions, if you follow them you'll find yourself in Attowha Chasm probably getting eaten by an antlion or something.

The above walkthrough is very misleading.




What you do: you go to Maze of shakrami, it IS listed correctly in this walkthrough how to get there, as surprising as that is.

it's easiest to buy the map to get through here, you can purchase it at H-11 in Windurst Woods from Pehki Machumaht, normal maps vendor. I suggest taking a warp scroll with you.

if u don't have a map, just stay to the left wall, you'll eventually come to a rock ledge with mobs on top of it, there is an opening to get up it along the wall, go up the ledge and north, you'll come to 2 tunnels at G-6.

(even if you don't have a map you can check your Position by typing <pos> in /tell /party /say screen or just open the map and read the position.)

you want to take the RIGHT tunnel, not the left as the walkthrough states. going left will bring you to Attowha Chasm, a level 35-95 area.. after going RIGHT at the tunnel fork, you'll come to a room with bones and some fossil rocks, these are targetable, Just take down sneak/invis to examine one and get them back up as quickly as possible. you can solo this quest at lvl 1 as long as u bring silent oils and prism powder, should only need about 6 of each at most, to do this quest with no sneak/invis i'd suggest coming as a lvl 30, little if anything will aggro you and if it does you can easily make short work of it.


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getting this and more missions
# Sep 30 2007 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
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i'm retarted and can not get anymore missions after getting rank 2 . I've asked other pc's and they keep saying to trade crystals to gate guards. I can't get them to take them ... someone help
getting this and more missions
# Oct 03 2007 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Trade the Crystals to the Guard you get Signet from, whichever nation your from the guard will have something like W.W.(name) such as in Windurst.

I followed this quest exactly as it was written here and it led me exactly to where I needed to go. I used a single Silent Oil and Prism Powder in the second chamber as I was unsure of the aggro. I was a 30Blm/15Whm and everything was either Too Weak or Easy Prey. Some of the Scorpions were Decent Challenge but nothing to stress over, and none of the Gobs were anything but Too Weak.

Mind you I just warped out when I got the crystal so if you have to run you'll need another Silent Oil/Prism Powder. Becareful when fighting the bats for the Stinkbats will link with the Combats in battle.
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aggro?
# Jan 03 2007 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
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38 rdm.. will i aggro?
aggro?
# Apr 11 2007 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
i just did it as a lv 40 whm without useing snk/invis never agroed once.
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aggro?
# Mar 03 2007 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
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You have both sneak and invisible spells at level 38, why are you worried about aggro??
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aggro?
# Jan 04 2007 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I just did this solo as 32 WHM/ 16 BLM. Invisible, and Sneak a must in the maze to solo it.
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aggro??
# Jan 03 2007 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
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i'm 38rdm/whm .. can i do it without aggro?
Wait, what?
# Dec 12 2006 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
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So, is any of that junk relating to the Maze of Shakhrami actually relevant to the mission? Or is it just to finish the other quest to get the map? This guide should probably only include information regarding THIS mission, not another quest... it starts to hurt the brain.
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i need a party please join
# Aug 29 2006 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
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hey looking for a party to do this mission my in game name is yourxxhero add me and lets meet up do this quest....
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help
# Jun 23 2006 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
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hey im i just started doing mission so if any1 doing any atm hit me up with a tell my name is hellbunny:)
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Take right after scorps
# Jun 05 2006 at 6:31 PM Rating: Default
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In the maze, If you do not see "Fossil Rocks" (in green text) you are in the wrong place.

Right when you get to the first set of scorpions, the road forks to the north: take the RIGHT fork and not the left.
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FYI
# May 27 2006 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
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not sure what authority this info is coming from but here is a link to a less confusing thread
http://ffvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Quests.Detail&view_page=6&id=128
FYI
# Jul 18 2006 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
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The directions above AND the one at this link were as helpful as a rubber crutch. But I got through. After dying three times. And losing lvl 30.
help me
# Apr 30 2006 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
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When i go to start the mission at the gate they have not got a mission for me, do i keep going whats it says at the top or do nothing?
Description incomplete
# Apr 15 2006 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Something important is missing from this description. I followed the directions, have the monacle but every fossil I example says 'this is just a rock'. Tried every one in the room. Wasted a fortune in powders too.
solod at 10
# Mar 28 2006 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
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The min lvl is not 11...I solod this entire mission as RDM10 no sub. (started a new char)
all i needed was 4 sneak oils and 4 invis powders. i had to fight my way through a bit but it was never too much. only time i died was when i was bloodporting :p
gl to all.

edit: sp

Edited, Tue Mar 28 22:10:04 2006
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# Dec 20 2005 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I did this misson with prism powder and Sneak on and didn't get an aggro. Had to take off the Invis for checking the rocks, but I just snuck back out with my sneaking abilities. Some of the coordinates above wern't exactly right for me. Maybe I wasn't in the same spot when they checked theirs, anyhoo. The verbal directions are pretty accurate and that's what got me through.
2-1 is glitched please help
# Dec 19 2005 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello! someone please help me out :(....after doing the quest for utsusemi ichi and trading yagudo beads to nanaa mihgo she wont talk to me anymore so i cant get the lapis monocle from her...doesnt anyone know how to get around this?please please post if you do...ive talked to the guy in opistery and i have the quest active...but she just tells me to go away please help :P thank you
qustion
# Dec 06 2005 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I can not get this mission, can anyone help me??
i am a level 23 War/Mnk and i talked to the gate person in the easter gatehouse and will not offer it to me, then i talked to Tosuka-porika and he have me the "Early bird Catches the Bookworm" Quest... can anyone help me?
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RE: qustion
# Dec 08 2005 at 3:40 AM Rating: Excellent
You need to get some rank points before the gate guard will offer you a new mission. The easiest way to do this is to go buy a stack or two of the cheapest crystals your Auction House offers, then trade them to the War Warlock (the guy that casts Signet on you). He'll reward you with rank points, which should unlock mission 2-1 for you. You'll have to do this often as you go up in rank; the gate guards won't always immediately offer you the next mission. Hope that helps.
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RE: qustion
# Dec 08 2005 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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thxs...
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map error thingy
# Sep 10 2005 at 8:48 PM Rating: Default
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i dont think the Glyph Hanger quest is for map of Maze of Shakhrami.... you can get map of maze of shakhrami from NPC that sells maps in windurst woods.... so.. i think that quest is for horutoto ruins map, im doing it right now...lets see what map i get ^^
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RE: map error thingy
# Mar 17 2006 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
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It's not. Glyph Hanger gives you the Horuttoto Ruins map. That's helpful for the earlier Missions, but obviously not at all related to the Maze of Shakrami.
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Exact Position
# Jul 17 2005 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok people, I was talking to like 20 Windhurstians and they said that it is in the tunnel you enter in one of the two corners in the main room, not the room on the far right. I will come back and update this and give the exact position, and possibly a picture of the map, of where it is.
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RE: Exact Position
# Jul 17 2005 at 7:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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Alright, heres the map pictures:
Main Room
Tunnel
I hope this helps, I had a very frustrating time trying to get here.
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RE: Exact Position
# Aug 05 2005 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Still lost?
# Jul 16 2005 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
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For those who have trouble with this quest. When you Reach G-7 Area go Left from the Brick wall, keep going left into a hidden area that is not on the map ^^
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# Jun 24 2005 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
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This is bullcrap....I've died twice now as a Blm29/Whm, and when I go through the cracked wall at G-8, it takes me to like L-? or something...Where is this Mahogany Door? Cuz for me, it's not where this says it is...
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# Jun 24 2005 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
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This is bullcrap....I've died twice now as a Blm29/Whm, and when I go through the cracked wall at G-8, it takes me to like L-? or something...Where is this Mahogany Door? Cuz for me, it's not where this says it is...
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