The Three Kingdoms  

Start Area: Windurst Walls
Start NPC:Any Gate Guard
Related Areas:Fort Ghelsba
North Gustaberg
Northern San d'Oria
Palborough Mines
Related Mobs:Dread Dragon
Mission:2 - 3
Min Level:1
Max Level:99
Grants Gil:3000
Reward:Rank 3
(Average from 25 ratings)
Title Obtained:Certified Adventurer
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: A Testing Time
Next Mission: To Each His Own Right
Last Updated: Fri Jul 15 02:14:19 2011

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Mission Orders

Determine the state of affairs in San d'Oria and Bastok, and render assistance on behalf of Heavens Tower. Inquire at our consulate in each country for more information.
Traveling by ship from Mhaura to Selbina is recommended.


This is a VERY long quest and is divided into TWO parts that will VARY depending on WHICH one city you visted first. I suggest completing either sub-job quest (The Old Lady from Vera in Mhaura or Elder Memories from Isacio in Selbina) before attempting this. Getting a Chocobo License and the maps to Palborough Mines/Ghelsba Outpost/Giddeus is advised. In addition, the maps to all the main cities are a good idea.

After talking to the Gate Guard talk to Kupipi in Heavens Tower. She will explain the mission. You might want to start the Rock Racketeer quest from Windurst before leaving town.

Bastok First

The Windurstian embassy is located at the top of Metalworks. Talk to the Ambassador Patt-Pott to receive this part of the mission.

Head to the President's office at (K-8) to talk to Pius and learn the importance of Mythril Sand to the beastmen. Lastly, meet up with Grohm in the Metalworks Craftsmen's Eatery where he will tell you the procedures and happenings in Palborough Mines and then give you 3 pickaxes. Before heading out, you might want to buy some more pickaxes from Boytz's Knickknacks at (H-7) in Bastok Mines. In additon, buy a Map of Palborough Mines from Karine in Bastok Markets or Rex in Port Bastok.

Head off to Palborough Mines via North Gustaburg at (K-3). After entering, go to (I-8) and use the elevator to get to the 3rd floor. Now head to (I-9) on the map. You'll find several spots called Mythril Seams where you can do some mining for the gravel. Trade the "pickaxe" to that spot. You may fail a few times, so keep trying until you get some Mine Gravel. This is the same spot for the Rock Racketeer quest. Note: this is very difficult if you do this solo at level 20, therefore it is recommended that you party with at least one other person.

After getting the item, go to the 2nd level. Head to the middle of the map at (I-6) by going around the right side of the map. You'll see a machine with a lid and a lever. Trade the mine gravel you got to the lid, then pull the lever.

Continue the path to the left side of the map, around and back to the area under the machine. You'll see a lever there too. Pull it and receive an item Mythril Sand. Go back to the embassy and trade that item to the Ambassador.

San d'Oria - The Dragon

In Northern San d'Oria head to the Consulate of Windurst. First of all talk to be the Ambassador. You will be told to talk to Halver in Chateau d'Oraguille. You will need a Ghelsba Outpost map. As well you might want to start The General's Secret quest from Curilla (Temple Knights' Quarters, Chateau d'Oraguille) since the water is right by the end of this mission. To prepare make sure you have a FULL party and you are ready to fight the dragon. If you have anyone over level 25 make sure they have under level 25 equipment since they will de-level for the boss.

Head to Fort Ghelsba and go all the way to the top. There are some huts, behind which is a tunnel leading into the mountains. (You can also get here from Yughott Grotto by hugging the wall to the left as soon as you enter Ghelsba). At Fort Ghelsba you need to head into one of the huts at (J-8) to get to the last area, Yughott Grotto. Once you enter the top of the mountains there are two exits -- one to the burning circle and the other to the springs, for The General's Secret quest.

Prepare yourself and enter the burning circle. There are two monsters: a floating eye called a Spotter and then the Dread Dragon. Don't bother with buffs since the dragon will remove them all in the first few seconds. Kill the floating eye first, then the dragon.

Once done you are sitting in the springs. Heal up and head back to the Consulate of Windurst and pick up your Adventurers Letter from Kasaroro.

Finally, battered but defiant, make your way back to Heavens Tower in Windurst and receive your well earned rewards.

Congratulations on RANK 3 and 3000 gil!

Update Notes

As of February 14th, 2011, there is no longer a level cap restriction on the mission battlefield.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see The Three Kingdoms Spoilers page.

Mission Series

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

This page last modified 2011-02-15 01:19:15.
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duoed with 30WAR/MNK 30THF/WAR
# Jul 31 2012 at 6:49 AM Rating: Decent
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very easily duoed. we wiped the first time when I was 24WAR/MNK with a 27THF/war, but was very close and should be able to do it with a bit more preparation (food/potions e.t.c).

We did sandy first so we were facing the black dragon in palborough Mines.
earlier posts mentioning using sleep bolts would be a better strategy, but none of us had range skills up so we just decided to straight up tank both, which was totally doable:

Went in again when both of us got to level 30. I(War) went in first to catch hate on both, provoked the dragon, used defender and Dodge (from mnk sub) and mighty striked it while the thief sneak attacked the dragon and whack it with his dagger. We just totally ignored the eye which was whacking (and missing) and casting spell on the thief. The dragon fell quite fast and we had plenty of HP left, we just carried on whacking the eye and use weapon skill whenever we have TP. The eye used level 5 petrify on us just before it died so we, both being level 30, were petrified for a while before we killed it (you might want to make sure you're not at a level where it is multiple of 5 for this!!!). but nothing majorly dangerous happened.

In hindsight it might've been better if the thief provoked the dragon (perfect dodge tank it if necessary) and we bring the eye down first to avoid the magic spells. but it's quite a breeze at level 30 either way.

I've also killed this before for my brother back in 2005 with my old char with 2x SMN/whm. use the avatar according to the day and astral flow it as you would like the avatar trials, also a very easy kill.

Edited, Jul 31st 2012 8:50am by SpiraTheWhm

Edited, Jul 31st 2012 8:50am by SpiraTheWhm

Edited, Jul 31st 2012 8:51am by SpiraTheWhm
Spirachub - Rank 2 Windy Taru
Server Cerberus
Spira - Rank 10 Windy Taru (Retired in 2006)
Server - Cerberus
Jobs - 75whm|75brd|75nin

Eri Spira - Conjurer/Weaver in Gridania
Server - Trabia
# Jun 13 2011 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm looking for some people to do the dragon with on Cerberus. /tell me if you want to do this.
This FAQ is extremely misleading.
# May 21 2009 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I spent an hour in total frustration in Bastok (which I already hated, fiery fiery passion) trying to trade the mythril sand to Patt-Pott and anyone else, to no avail.

How about you put up here somewhere, that if you do the San d'Oria portion FIRST you might as well not BOTHER with the Bastok portion, and just go forth toward the dragon. I ran in and around the Palbrough mines for a whole day, until I finally managed to get the gravel, then the sand, then trucked back to Bastok, to find out I didn't need to do any of that and yes, I could have gone with that party to kill the dragon anyway.

# Feb 15 2009 at 6:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I am in pandy I need to do this mission. I have a summoner to help me. I am a white mage.

Let me know. murfmurf1@comcast.net
# Jan 04 2009 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
120 posts
Don't activate your automaton before activating the circle or you'll be standing around picking your nose for 20 minutes.
Just a few questions...
# Dec 30 2008 at 10:46 PM Rating: Decent
Is it possible to help someone in this BC when you've already completed it? Similarly, could I get help from a Windurstian that's Rank 3 through 10 and has already completed the mission? Also, one final (but probably obvious) question: Is there a remote chance that I could get someone from Sandy OR Bastok into the BC? I have the feeling that it's not possible (seeing as it's a Windurst mission), but I wanted to confirm all of these questions for sure before trying anything.

Thanks in advance.
Easier than expected
# Dec 24 2008 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
The Bastok dragon/ahriman combo turned out to be quite a bit easier than expected.

After being unable to find more than one other person to kill off this mission, a MNK/WAR (Tsar) and DRG/BLU (I, Chord) attempted to duo it. We both entered, ate a Mithkabob, then went to town on the dragon, completely ignoring the ahriman. I used Ancient Circle and Cocoon during the fight, and the MNK/WAR popped his two-hour. The two-hour wasn't necessary--it was just done for the sake of getting the fight over with.

After killing the dragon, we got the cutscene. It turns out that you don't need to kill Ahriman to finish this step of the mission. After the cut-scene, we saw that the current record time on Valefor was 2 minutes and 35 seconds, and our clear time was 2 minutes and 53 seconds. Not bad for a shot in the dark, I'd say.

All in all, this fight was much easier than expected. I'm sure that any two DDs could do the same thing. The dragon was hitting for about 35ish before Ancient Circle, and 22ish after Ancient Circle. Being a dragon, he's also got a huge chunk of health. The Ahriman really didn't do much throughout the fight. A nuke here and there, but nothing to be concerned with.

Edit: I forgot to mention that no healing was necessary. Both of us had our health in the yellow when the fight ended. I was prepared to use Healing Breath, but neither of us were injured enough for me to trigger it.

Edited, Dec 24th 2008 12:53pm by Belegran
A great accomplishment
# Nov 05 2008 at 6:16 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Hey all!!!!

I, Jayman, along with Trialbyfire and Reddlion of the Leviathan server just shaved almost 2 minutes off of this BCNM to claim a new world record of 4 minutes and 50 seconds with the combination of.

25 RDM/BLM- Jayman <me>(sleep/heal only)
25 MNK/WAR- Trialbyfire (professional beatdown)
25 RDM/WHM- Reddlion (melee/heal)

The Sweet Shinigami Linkshell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No food, no enfeebles, just sleep. Have fun all!!

Edited, Nov 5th 2008 9:17am by JayBouchard

Edited, Nov 5th 2008 9:22am by JayBouchard
A great accomplishment
# Nov 05 2008 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
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If it wasn't for the Maintenance two days ago, that might be an achievement.
[sm]FFXI: Flix 75THF/RNG/NIN/WAR/MNK/DRK/SAM/DRG/BLM Retired: Sept 2009.
SW:TOR Maim (Assassin) Sai'kou (Sniper) GM: Ultimatum. Retired: When 1.2 failed miserably.
FFXIV: Flix Skyfall (Behemoth) 50BRD: River of Blood for dayzzzzzz

# Oct 18 2008 at 8:35 PM Rating: Good
38 posts
ok I got the key item ...went to bastok talked to the person in the windy councle ... NOTHING I don't know what i did wrong its not advancing at all. please help ... any help would be nice
Hades Server - Bastok Dragon
# Jan 10 2008 at 11:44 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
For those who would like to do this mission on the HADES server.

I was going to do this mission January 17th, but not enough people contacted me. Please reply to this post if you want to do this mission and we will go when enough people are participating.


I have confirmed that these people will also be participating:

-Invincible (me) as 25 BLM/RDM
-Snowgalka as 25 WAR/MNK
-Demoncupid as 25 RDM/WHM

If you are interested in signing up for the mission on the Hades server, just leave a response to this post, and I will contact you on wednesday or thursday, when I play. You should be lv. 20-25 (mission caps at 25). Please get the San d'Orian part done first.

Edited, Jan 11th 2008 4:54pm by InvincibleShield

Edited, Jan 14th 2008 7:18pm by InvincibleShield

Edited, Jan 18th 2008 1:38am by InvincibleShield
Hades Server - Bastok Dragon
# Jan 16 2008 at 10:04 PM Rating: Decent
Hey I wanna join with you but I'm Server at Lakshmi! I need to complete that Dragon Misson! Any idea that we can join or can't ? lemme know, -Yousha

Post 1-18-08
nevermind i just defeat . . .thanks thoughs :)

Edited, Jan 18th 2008 1:49am by Yousha
Hades Server - Bastok Dragon
# Jan 26 2008 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
ok yea there was no way we could team up unless you change servers :/
new record on Odin
# Dec 23 2007 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Word up! Just set a new record on Odin, 4:08! Soldiers of Odin in the heezey fo sheezey!

Edited, Dec 23rd 2007 2:42pm by TomlinOdin
# Nov 06 2007 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
ok I need to kill the dragon anyone interested in helping??
I can either go in as healer (whm 30) or sleep the drg with blm 25.
anyone care to help??
i dont understand y?
# Sep 27 2007 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
i dont understand y? i did every thing in bastok and they sent me to sandy. i talked to windy peeps in sandy and val... so me and my pt went to the bc but it wouldent let me in? we all looked it up but no steps were skipped do i need a key or a orb to get in? if any 1 can help me let me know. im on seraph server.
main is hunglow 75pld mule is megabite 26whm thanx guys.
fun until you die
# Aug 07 2007 at 6:52 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
I tried this last night with a couple people. It turns out that 3 RDM probably wasn't the best idea to take on this mission. None of us used NIN as a sub (I only have it lvl'd to 6). We did however manage to get it down to 1/4 health before he got nasty with us. I will try again with in the week, if anyone out there cares to come along is more than welcome to. If so please /tell Xuan.
Xuan (Retired)
Rank 5-1 <Party> <Can I have it>
CoP: Never got to finish it.......QQ
# Jun 29 2007 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
This FAQ for Windy Quest 2-3 Sucks!

For a Accurate Comprehensive Guide to this Windy Quest, GO here --->


I wound up wasting days because of this retarded Frikkin FAQ.
Dragon Fight
# Jun 19 2007 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Party to fight Dragon
June 20 at 7:00pm Eastern time
Phoenix server
meet at burning circle
Bastok Mining Guide
# Jun 06 2007 at 3:00 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
If the Mythril seam mentioned at I-9 is mined out for the day, or just doesn't appear (as happened with me), there are two mythril seams at I-8, next to each other on the side of the river without access to the elevator. Hope this helps.

Also, after you put the Mine Gravel in the top of the machine, a real time saver is to just fall down the gap in the fence at the side of the machine instead of walking ALL the way around.

By the way, WHAT is up with them continually referring to my shipride? Is there a ship at the city ports I'm not seeing? Because you don't get an airship pass til rank 5, and the airship is the only one there, and this is a 2-3 mission, so if there's talking about the airship, there's an inherent problem there...

Edited, Jun 6th 2007 7:54am by spliffle
soloing as a blu
# Apr 14 2007 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
134 posts
just solo'd this as a blu/nin taru. pretty easy and fun, only time i paniced was when he cursed me and i dropped down to 60/30 hp/mp max. had to do some fast clicking and use a holy water, then 2 hi-potions.

came to the fight with:
2 holy waters (only used 1)
5 hi-potions (used them all)
3 yag drinks (used 2)
and used a meat mithkabob

used the spells:
sprout smack
wild outs
metallic body

pretty simple tactic, as if you were soloing a T mob, only you're up against 2. right when i got in, i used utsusemi and stoneskin, ran up and popped a yag drink and then ran in and used soporific right off the bat on the dragon. then i ran up to the hecteye and used the bludgeon>>headbutt>>repeat method to finish him off. i only had to re-apply utsusemi i think once, he was really easy.

the dragon should stay asleep the entire time, but if he happens to wake up, just recast soporific, hes always slept for the entire timer to cool down and then some. while he was sleeping, i rested to full, stood up, ate my mithkabob (could have done it at the begining too), then engaged and immediately started with the debuffs, then a cocoon, then a yag drink. periodically, there would be times where i could reapply utsusemi with no problems, other times he would double attack like crazy and made it really hard to get it up. if you get into yellow, use a hi-potion.

pretty much the same method as the eye, bludgeon>>headbutt>>repeat, but with utsusemi casted more frequently. the only problem i had was the one i stated before with curse, so either macro holy water and a hi-potion into 1 slot, or be ready for fast clicking. also, you might want to bring an ether if you arent a taru, but i had plenty of extra mp before he cursed me, so maybe not.

and there you go, a mini-guide on how to solo the dread dragon as a blu :p

edit: changed stoneskin to metallic body :p

Edited, Apr 14th 2007 1:56am by mojozk
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soloing as a blu
# Oct 06 2008 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
why didnt you record it with fraps? lol ><
no problems....
# Feb 11 2007 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
4,154 posts
got some help with this from two LS members. I did the Bastok part first so it was the dread dragon in ghelsba we were fighting. after the cap we were all lvl 25, WAR (me), MNK (Blacktiger) and BLM (arachnid). we ran in and BLM ES Sleepd the dragon. i berserked and the MNK and I slapped the eye to bits (neckchopper ^^). dragon woke when the eye was about 20% HP and the BLM got drawn in by it, but just cured himself once or twice while we polished off the eye. MNK used 100fists and I used mighty strikes and we took it down easily. got a little worried when it did some move that reduced my max Hp and MP to 1/6th what it should have been, so my max was 102HP but the BLM threw me a few cures and we were safe. none of us used food, and we were finished in 4mins 10 secs, new record on pandemonium server! if anyone on pandemonium needs a hand with the fight in this /tell Mojoviii, id be happy to help (as long as youv finished all the other parts, just the dragon!)
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# Jan 04 2007 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
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im a lvl 20 war/monk 4 and when i went to fight basok dragon it said there is a curse on the seal. have i missed something or is it because im lvl 20.
please help
Easy To Duo
# Dec 17 2006 at 3:06 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
I just duo this on Asura server. Bst/nin (name: Lanner) and my friend blm/whm (Microwave)cause blm need it. I help alot of people from rank 1-5 so I know what to do.

Blm come in ES + Sleep on the dark dragon.
Me and my pet can handle the Seeker easy.
Seeker is totally weak cause that mob is a mage and got weak dif. and low HP.
The problem is the Dark Dragon, it got high HP.
I think the dragon got some kind of move that teleport your member to him.
After using like around 3 pets and some Shihel I kill the dragon.
All blm does is heal me while me and my pet tank the dragon.

Seeker kill within 1-2 minutes.
Dark Dragon kill within 5-10 minutes.
Easy fight if you know what you are doing :)

If you need help just send me a tell. I only help if I feel like it or if I am free.
mythril sand not mine gravel
# Dec 17 2006 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
okay after failing at mining the mythril sand and tossing out countless amounts of
mine gravel to make room for the possibility of one day mining that mythril sand... i realized what actually happens. and in the forum it seems i'm not alone in my stupidity. here me out - you do not mine for mythril sand, you mine for exactly what the post says - mine gravel. the refining machine has 3 parts, not two. you activate the refiner at the top, and also open the lid as a second step. once the machine starts smoking, you know its good to go. trade the mine gravel to the lid and then pull the top lever and you'll get a 4-5 message that its working. go down to the bottom and pull the bottom floor level and you'll get that oh so valueable mythril sand once and for all.

Edited, Dec 17th 2006 5:44am by Gillers
Dont need a FULL party...
# Nov 20 2006 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Contrary to what the guide says, you DO NOT need a full party to do this quest. I pulled it off with BLM/BLM/THF/WAR.
Three Kingdom Quest Party Formation on Fenrir
# Nov 14 2006 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
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For those of you on the Fenrir server.

I am looking to form a party for "The Three Kingdoms" Quest (Windhurst 2-3).

Anyone interested, please meet "Perdition" in front of the Auction House in San D'Oria South, Saturday November 18, 2006, at 4pm ET/7pm PT.

All are welcome. Remember, if you are over level 25, bring weapons and armor no higher than 25. We will switch to our 25 and under armor/weapons at the last minute (after we travel there).

You can message my main char, Perdition (BLM30/WHM15), if you have any questions.

BOARD ADMIN: You can delete this message after 11/18/06, if you wish.

MNK Solo.
# Oct 09 2006 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
1,573 posts
Just soloed this as a MNK/WAR. It costed me about 15k total, thats including the cost of the teleport Holla. I brought with me, 1 Meat Mithkabob, 10 Hi-Pots(Not expensive, 100HP quick casting) and 2 Holy waters(Definatly want to bring these because of a WS Called Chaos Blade, It will bring you a curse and to 100HP.)

I ran in, put up Dodge, Focus, then attacked the spotter. Right when you engage the spotter put up Hundred fists, that will kill the spotter really quick, then auto target the dragon and the 2hr will pretty much half the dragon. At this point start franticly spamming Hi pots to keep yourself alive and to outlast the dragon. The dragon only hit me for 30~40HP a hit but having the dragon and the spotter hitting you at the beggining is nasty thats the only part your in really any danger.

Thats about what I did, It costed me 15k, 1.5x2 for the holy water, 1kx10 for the hi pots and the mithkabob was 1k and the tele was 1k. I am Mithra with 509 HP exact at lvl 25.

These were my tactics on this fight, although thinking back I really should have brought along, a perkisos au lait, those being probably the most expensive of the entire fight, but it would help alot most likely.

I survived with 36HP, you might want to think about more hi pots or subbing NIN. I didnt have the option of that so I just went good ol' /war and did it.

Good luck with this!

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can you please help?
# Oct 02 2006 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts

I am MNK30/WAR15 on Fenrir.

If anyone could help me with this mission it would be great.
I tried to solo this for a bit of fun.
fun it was. shame i died though .......lol

Please /tell Veube ,
and if I ever get this done and anybody would like help
please /tell me and I will cause i know what a pain it is to find a pt :D

av a rad one


Born Upon ANgeliC dirt,
we craWl from fIlth to rise

Help Available
# Sep 26 2006 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
I'm happy to help anyone that needs this on Hades server. /tell Cloudo ingame and ill be happy to help ^^ BLM45/WHM22
I Felt Like Destroying Something Beautiful...

FFXI- Cloudo-Tarutaru BLM62/WHM31
I Dance For Gil on Hades Server
/tell Cloudo for a good time

WoW- Cloudo-<Strife>Blood Elf Paladin Lvl 40
Malfurion Server
For The Horde!
Soloed 2-3 Dragon
# Aug 19 2006 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I just soloed this one as 25 Rdm/Nin . I died 3 times before i finally found good tactic for this though .

Inside i casted all buffs ofcourse ( prot , shell , aquavile , enfire , utsu )
Rested to full and then rushed into arena . First i slept dragon ( sleeping Eye without Elemntal seal seems almost impossible ) after that i engaged Eye . Meeling , debuffing ( paralyze , blind ) , cure II ,WS ,Yagudo drinks , Hi-ether , recasting utsusemi ( and sleeping few times Dragon ) - thats how that fight looked . After Eye finally ( wasnt hard/long fight really ) died i healed myslef to full , used few hi-ehter to maks mp . Same tactic with dragon . when i was low on hp or mp i casted sleep on him . after i regained some hp and mp it started again . FIN
Fight took me 12mins . Its really fun to solo this , gl with it .
Soloed 2-3 Dragon
# Aug 27 2006 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Is that your video on Google video?

I'm going to try it:
San d'Oria > Bastok > Dragon
# Jul 29 2006 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
78 posts
Why is it that no websites have a mission walkthrough starting in San d'Oria and ending in Bastok?
Scab's Demise 121 deaths and counting.
# Jul 01 2006 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
89 posts
If anyone is killing San Doria dragon on Asura please /tell Invisiblestorm I really want to get this mission done and over with and onto rank 3
# Jun 21 2006 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Garuda server 24rdm/12war gimme a tell in game for fighting dragon near windhurst
# May 03 2006 at 4:34 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts

Edited, Wed May 3 14:14:55 2006
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?144212 - Hail
# Apr 16 2006 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
maps are sold in bastok markets in h-9 by karina.. just a note..if anyone doesnot know..
I hate this lame ass game
# Mar 30 2006 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
185 posts
um, this is a horrible guide because it never states that if you do Sandy 1st you don't need to do anything except talk to Bastok NPC's before enering Waughroon Shrine and fighting the Dragon.

I guarantee you dozens of people are not only going out there to kill Vatgit, but also mining Mythril Sand and trying to find out what to do with it when in fact they don't even need to do any of it if they've killed Vatgit 1st...

awesome job allakaz...

Edited, Fri Mar 31 09:12:40 2006
75RDM | 75BRD | 63BLM | 38WHM | 38DRK | 32BLU
NPC: 55 Fierce Attacker
Clothcraft: 94.1+2
Smithing: 56.4+1
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Server: Odin
Sandy Rank: 10
Windy Rank: 7
CoP: done | RoZ: done | ToAU: 8
One thing
# Mar 22 2006 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I just finished this quest and got my rank 3: and I have to say the dragon is easier than the bastok part... The dragon really went down like nothing (just like the eye) and we were 1 WHM (me) and 2 WAR... Anyway, when you shout for party to kill the dragon : you've GOT TO make sure everyone you invite will be at least rank 3, and if it is rank 2 ask them if they did the first part of the mission: i had to boot about 3 people from my party that weren't even rank 2...
LS: ImperialKnights, Havredepaix
Tele-Mea [X] Tele-Dem [O] Tele-Holla [O]
# Feb 22 2006 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Okay after much anticipation I did this quest with 5 people total. My lvl 22 blm/lvl 12 whm acted as the healer with my only dark magic being sleep on the dragon. Let me tell you that the eye went down like nothing and the dragon wasn't too hard either. However, I died after he hit me for 195 pts (I was hurt already). If you die- STAY- DON'T BLOOD WARP OUT! I stayed to see if my group would win, they did and I still completed the mission. You still get the key item if you die!!!
So easy
# Feb 06 2006 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
424 posts
This is an easy mission for me it was. Went to Bastok first, got the necessary item from AH then traded it to the refiner. Of course had help from a passer-by, but still relatively easy. When I got to windy the only hard part was 1st finding a few people to help me with this quest. I was a pld at the time I did this around lvl 26, so not much of a lvl decrease when I fought the dragon. Now best advice have a person with sleep BLM or RDM sleep the dragon, preferably both cast it on the dragon, but only if one of the other's fails. Next have your tank and DD go after the other mob, forget what it was. Hecteyes I think. Anywho, he will be easy pickings while dragon is asleep. Then smack the dragon for the win. If you were stupid like this n00b was in my pt he attacked the dragon when it was asleep...stupid stupid mistake...we still won though thanks to mages nuking the **** out of the hecteyes (gonna say it was that due to the face I don't remember.) Then I ran over to hold Dragon's attention while mages and DD whailed on it.

Edited, Mon Feb 6 18:47:35 2006
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# Jan 25 2006 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
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this quest is SOOOOO anoying!!!!i went to bastok first and he sent me to the mines and i was alright with it because i didnt think finding the ????ing sand wouldnt be to hard to find, BIG MISTAKE!!!i found some mythrial seam thingy and all i got was mine gravel every single time!!!!not one single mythrial sand!!!ive been on this mission looking for some mythrial sand for about a week and cant find any, if anyone would please give me advice on how to get the mythrial gravel, i would b most apreciative.
btw:i hav the 2004 spring adition of the guide and was wondering were to get a new updadeted one, if anyone has any idea were to get plz tell me
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# Jan 26 2006 at 5:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Put the gravel in the rifing machine on the third floor.

1 - target it to open it
2 - Trade the Mithral gravel
3 - when something comes out of bottom, drop to bottom and open it up for your sands.

....Now kick yourself ><

(PS it says it above)
long story
# Dec 21 2005 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
149 posts
This mission can really get messed up if youre not careful.
Me and my son were thinking of doing it together when it was time and we even had an idea about trying it just the two of us once we got our levels up. BLM and maybe MNK. Somehow he started it in Sandy so I went after and did that part too. Then I was in Bastok and it seemed like no one else was ever going to do it. I was BLM level 16 by the time I found a group and my son was not online and it was a whole 6-ppl-party so I thought: Oh, wth and went along. I asked if it wasn't better for me to change into WAR (lvl 20) but the others didn't think it was necessary.
When I got to the third floor in Palborough Mines the WHM we had cast sneak on everyone but herself and of course aggroed the turtlethingies. Gentleman as I was I tried to help during the fight even if we had fighters that could take them more easy and lost my sneak. After she cast sneak again on herself but forgot me and soon enough I had a train of turtles after me. I got killed and no one around to raise so it was back to Bastok emptyhanded.
A few days later another party was setting up and this time my son was online so I send him a tell to get over (he was in Sandy). Then he tells me that he may not have finished the Sandy-part of the mission so I try to give him instructions. He had already killed Vathghit so it was just to talk to different people and start the Bastok-part. We ended up being a WAR, a THF, a DRG and a BLM so it seemed quite good. We went in and came up to the third floor when all of a sudden our BLM left us (her children were tearing her place apart or something while mom was playing).
We decided to go in anyway just to see what it was like and we got a guy that showed us the way and taking on all the quadavs (he died just inside Waughroon Shrine)(and the first time I didn't really check the map so I was unsure about the way).
Well, we stepped into the circle and what happens? It's only me that enters! Hey, just watch the video guys, I told the others. But they couldn't enter. Oh, great, I thought, now I'm surely dead, but thank godness there was a choice to go back or stay once you were inside.
So somehow my son had missed something and had to redo everything. I think he may have talked to Halver again. He ended up doing the Sandy dragon (dread one) instead a week later with some of his LS-friends. So it seems like you can change if you didn't finish all the steps properly. The DRG that was with us didn't even have this mission started.
I ended up doing it with a whole party. I want that Windy-ring that I should have gotten if I had read the manual before playing (being a hume from Windy). And then I want the other rings too, eventually, (just for fun) so I will be doing more of these dragons again one day. But I guess I have to be patient. Windy who has been first in conquest on my server (Fairy) for months have now been third for at least three weeks...
Aljesaf Fairy/Sylph
Hume Male 90BLU (all others between 30 and 46)
Windhurst rank 10, Bastok 3, Sandoria 3, CoP done, RotZ 14, ToAU 29, WoTG 8, NPC lvl 70, alchemy 100+3 (all subcrafts 60, fishing 3 though and synergy 50)
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trade problem (windy)
# Dec 13 2005 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
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help im from windy. I started whith sandy then i went to bastok and got the mithril sand. I try to trade it to pius and other npc in bastok but nothing happens. Help me plz
RE: trade problem (windy)
# Dec 22 2005 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
149 posts
If you did the Sandy-part and finished that you can't do the mithril-sand-part. Then you're doing the dark dragon part now.
This is 2 parts and you can only do the mithril-sand OR warchief watgrit; depending on what city you do first. And second you can only do the dread dragon OR the dark dragon.
You can mess them up if you haven't finished one part properly and start again in the second city. (See my earlier post on this page).
If you have talked to the guy (Grohm?) in the eatery in Metalworks go and see what they say in the windhurstian embassy. If they are all excited about you going to fight then youre in the middle of the dragon-part.
Aljesaf Fairy/Sylph
Hume Male 90BLU (all others between 30 and 46)
Windhurst rank 10, Bastok 3, Sandoria 3, CoP done, RotZ 14, ToAU 29, WoTG 8, NPC lvl 70, alchemy 100+3 (all subcrafts 60, fishing 3 though and synergy 50)
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Terrible Guide
# Nov 02 2005 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
343 posts
This strat is ONLY if you go to Bastok first.

If you are FROM Bastok, you get no help.
If you are FROM Sandy, you get no help.
If you go to Sandy before Bastok (WAY easier) you get no help.

This is the worst guide I have ever read.. soo.

If you go to Sandy first, you get SUCH an easy task, go to Ghelsba Outpost, and kill Vatgit. I did this solo, level 23.. fight lasted <15 seconds.. then you head to bastok for the BCNM..

Talk to your consulate, then to Pius, who sends you to another guy, it's all pretty simple cut and dry explanations..

Go into Palborough Mines, (I wish I had a map for you) the guide above has the correct FIRST level.. follow that to reach level 2. Once at level 2 head north/east and follow the paths so you can reach the Waterway from the EAST (you head west to it..) then you head south for level 3. Level 3 is a PITA due to closed gates and rubble.. hug the westernmost side of the cavern, and you should be okay.. then you head south.. then east.. it's pretty cut and dry., as the next area is a long tunnel with no forks. Head up what seem to be built in stairs, and voila.. zone, Burning Circle.

I went in there, lev 24, RdM solo.. ...and died in under 20 seconds due to 60dmg per hit from dragon.. Now 25, going to sleep dragon and holy **** nuke the eye then focus on dragon again.. ...this should be fun!

Yeah my "guide' is not perf.. but it's better than nothing.
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RE: Terrible Guide
# Dec 20 2005 at 8:02 AM Rating: Default
6 posts
You're right this guide dosen't help people from Bastok or San D'Oria.
This guide is listed under Windurst missions, so it's only for Windurst people who'd be going to Bastok and Sandy. If you need to Bastok info, go to the Bastok mission page.
Oh, and this guide is actually pretty good. :)
be very careful
# Oct 28 2005 at 2:39 AM Rating: Decent
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hi just started this the otherday as a RDM lvl 20. For all of you (like me) who think you can do the first part (mithril mining) solo, think again!! the place to dig is on the "right" side of the square I-9, and you have to go through a lot of linking mob to get there. Even if they are classed as "easy pray" they hit hard (10 to 35 hp a hit). Have tried to solo it 4 times and was KO each time!!! Special thanks to those who raised me :)
Hope this helps.
Very fun little battle
# Oct 26 2005 at 6:12 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
This was my 1st BCNM battle, was very enjoyable. Set new record on Carbuncle server with 4 people doing it. 3min 28 seconds, 18 seconds off previous time.

25MNK/12WAR Mareg
25DRG/12WHM Kaggie
25SAM/11WAR Shippoumaki
22BLM/11WHM Pandor

So was rather chuffed with the whole fight ^^

PS. wanna do it again ^^

Edited, Wed Oct 26 20:08:44 2005
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# Oct 24 2005 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Don't remember what it was exactly (4'23", I think?), but my team and I pulled it off. That dragon knocked a good chunk of my health (and the WAR with me; the BLM knew to stay out of the way), but I finished him with the last blow of my 2-hour. The eye was a cinch.
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Why can't I go in?
# Sep 27 2005 at 4:48 PM Rating: Default
778 posts
I talked to the consulate in sandoria. I talked to the guy in the back and the cutscene with lion. I went in and talked with the guy directly in front telling me to go kill the dragon. Why couldn't I enter the battle?
# Sep 21 2005 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
2,155 posts
Well, this mission sucks, period. It's long, it's boring, and in the end you have to fight an NM dragon. You see setups here of 3 to 6 people and some solo attempts with alot of money spent. Here was my setup, just tonight:

25WAR/THF waring Lizard gear

WAR (me) used Mithkabob. BLK used Melon Pie. 9 minutes later, BLK is dead (he's Rank5 anyway) and I come out, 21 HP left, and kill the dragon. Both our 2Hrs used. All I have to say is one word, Dread Dragon:

Chanchan - Mithra - Titan Phoenix
# Sep 06 2005 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I beat this mission solo the other night with my Elvaan BLM/RDM using mostly sub-par equipment that I bought in Bastok before heading to the BCNM. Not for the faint of heart.

Some tips for others going this route:

MP *WILL* be your foe. Get plenty of MP regen drinks, I used up four Yaguado drinks when I beat this mission. I also used a Melon pie. Tarutaru will have an advantage in this area, though, so use your best judgement.

HP may be your foe. I used a no-nonsense strategy that put me in the thick of things at the start, though I know I could have accomplished it easier if I fought a bit more tactically. That being said, I used up 6 hi-potions, most all near the start.

Prebuff. This BCNM is odd in that any high level buffs will stay on you when you enter the BCNM. My BLM is level 60, so my subjob gave me access to Protect2, Shell, Shock Spikes, Regen, etc, which I all cast before I entered. Also, since you will be fighting this solo, you don't want to waste your time to try to buff up after you've entered the BCNM.

Stoneaga, Waterga, Aeroga. Don't bother with these spells, in my opinion. They hit the Seeker pretty decent (75+), but did very minimal damage against the dragon (5-7) even with Elemental Seal. Taking into account that my Thunder spell did more damage (85-90) for less MP, it is a waste to use -ga.

Drain and Sleep work great on the Dragon, despite what you might assume because of his name (I figured the 'Dark Dragon' would have pretty good resistance to dark spells). He was only able to resist my sleep once.

My fight:

At the start, I ran in and cast what I thought was going to be my most damaging spell (Aeroga) only to watch it hit the Dragon for 7. After, I cast Elemental Seal Sleep on the Dragon right away (I used the timer on this ability throughout the fight to give myself an idea of how much time I had left for the BCNM as well).

I started nuking the Seeker with Thunder, Blizzard, and Fire. I didn't try out the other three elemental spells at all. At this point, though, my original strategy sort of fell apart because I intended to cast Bind on the Seeker and just keep nuking him from afar, but that dang Dragon cheats. He drew me in while he was asleep (something that kept happening throughout).

This put me in melee range of the Seeker, and rather than try to let my Yaguado drinks keep up with my mp while I got pounded, I hit manafont so I could keep nuking the Seeker while I hit my hi-potion macro as needed. This did the trick and the Seeker died reasonably fast. This will be the turning point for your battle, you really just need to kill the Seeker as fast as possible because the Dragon just becomes an endurance MP struggle.

The Dragon moves around as if he has a perma-gravity spell on him, so he is real easy to run away from. His draw-in is pretty pathetic because it really only gives him one chance to hit you before you can run out of range again and he doesn't use it often enough for his own benefit. And while he has a lot more HP than the Seeker, he is easily slept. Generally, what I did was just run away, nuke as I could, sleep him when my MP got low, and then rest. He always drew me in while I was resting and he was sleeping, but it will not interrupt your HP/MP regen. Also, when you get the message that he wakes up, you usually have enough time to run away from him again before he even hits you.

My win time was at about 11 minutes doing this fight solo.

Good luck. :)
# Sep 01 2005 at 9:56 PM Rating: Default
10 posts
whats the lvl cap for the dragon fight, is it 20 or 25? cause if its 20 then i'll have to rebuy all the equipment for a 20 warrior, so please let me know.
# Aug 28 2005 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent
58 posts
I couldn't believe it, but I duo'd this with a Galka Mnk, I went as a blm/whm. First thing went in ES sleep the eye. Mnk 2hr on dragon, I healed the mnk as needed, popped a drink, when the dragon was dead mnk attacked eye and I nuked away. Was very easy and quick.
Mithril sand
# Aug 13 2005 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
ok im from win-d and i got this mithril sand and i dont no who to trade it to please help ><
RE: Mithril sand
# Apr 16 2006 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
before trading Mithril sand to Patt-pott you've got to talk to Grohm the galka in the Craftmen's Eatery, who gives you 3 pickaxes (so you don't need to buy them)
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