To the Forsaken Mines  

Start Area: Bastok Markets
Start NPC:Cleades (D - 11)
Related Areas:Bastok Mines
Gusgen Mines
Related Mobs:Blind Moby
Cleades (D - 11)
Mission:3 - 2
Min Level:25
Max Level:75
Reward:Rank 3-3
(Average from 12 ratings)
Items Required:Glocolite
Hare Meat
This Mission is Skippable
Previous Mission: The Four Musketeers
Next Mission: Jeuno
Last Updated: Wed Mar 16 15:36:13 2005

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Bring back a rare ore from the Gusgen Mines on the Konschtat Highlands. First ask Davyad, an adventurer residing in the Mines District, how he acquired his load of the ore.


After starting the mission head to Bastok Mines (K-6) and speak to Davyad. After a pleasant conversation you are told to find a rare rock that will help in the war effort (Glocolite. You will need some hare meat for this mission.

After obtaining the hare meat head to Gusgen Mines in Konschtat Highlands (L-7). Unless you did the "A Foreman's Best Friend" quest you will have no map. Anyway, head into the tunnel and on the First area where the tunnel splits, take the Right Path, then Left Path, then Right Path, and finally another Right Path. In the last area (J-7) you should see a small pool with ???.

Use the "Trade" command on the ???. Once you place the hare meat an NM Fish called Blind Moby will attack you. When the NM is defeated he will drop a Rare Rock Item (Glocolite. You can do this over and over for the rest of your party (the respawn times have been changed for this monster so you should be able to do it quickly -- around 5-10 mins respawn)

Trade the item to either of the mission guards to finish this quest.


To read the transcripts for this mission, see To the Forsaken Mines Spoilers page.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the Republic of Bastok Mission series. The entire mission series includes:

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Blind Moby
# Jan 08 2007 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
I did this mission the other night as a Mnk/War (24/12). It was simple enough, just got some sneak oils and prism powder, when through the mines, killed a bandersnatch at the spawn for Blind Moby. Traded the meat and solo'd Blind Moby.
Used Sole Sushi, and 2hr, killed it with about 1/3 of my health gone, pretty easy fight. You can solo this easily at my level, so don't worry about help if you plan to use your 2hr.
anyone wanna answer the damn question?
# Aug 01 2006 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
I got around 32000 something conquest points how many do i need to activate the mission after the 4 musketeers mission? so ur telling me i jus turn in crystal to get more points and skip this mission? i wanted to go all the way with my pld but i neglected the sig for so long i jus started trying new jobs with the sig to get more conquest points
anyone wanna answer the damn question?
# Sep 08 2006 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
1,123 posts
Conquest points don't relate to your mission, you have to go to Status > Profile and look at your Rank Points, which are shown as a bar. Turn in crystals to a Musketeer to max it out and you should get this mission.
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Help a brotha out! =)
# May 05 2006 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Who exactly do i talk to in bastok when i'm done with the CS? I have talked to Naji and Malduc then Iron Eater. Nothing. Then I went out to the I.M. signet guy and talked to his buddies standing beside him. Still nothing. Can someone plz inform me? :(

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# Apr 11 2006 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
those attempting this mission be careful of the NM that spawns there (ghost lvl 32-36) he kicks any1s *** that isnt a high lvl he did mine ;_;
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jobs: WAR-32 MNK-11 WHM-11 / RDM 70 BLM 35
# Dec 24 2005 at 7:14 AM Rating: Default
154 posts
Im gna try 1 hit ko him XD

after fight ~~~~~~~~

One eagle eye shot and he was down LOL easy >>>

Edited, Sat Dec 24 10:00:37 2005

Other mobs
# Aug 05 2005 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
1,057 posts
I soloed moby at level 29, the problem isn't him it's the other mobs in the mines.
beware of NM
# Jul 30 2005 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
i went into the mines as a lvl 35 pld\war and had to fight a ghost that was impossible. If i didnt instant warp out i would have died
RE: beware of NM
# Jan 23 2006 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
yeah, his name was Smothering Schmidt...kicked my *** =(
# May 30 2005 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
hey, im a lvl 32 rdm/whm think I can kill Blind moby? or should i bring a few friends along just in case?
RE: rdm/whm
# Apr 25 2006 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
you can kill it easyly with 32 RDM/WHM
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# May 12 2005 at 7:54 AM Rating: Default
God Speed

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EST: March 2005

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haven't done it yet
# Apr 03 2005 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
ok haven't even bothered with this mission as i pretty much have skipped all middle missions. however i was thinking i'm gonna go back and whoop up on some blind moby. before i waste the time. can anyone tell me what the hell you get for completing the mission? do you get any gil? an item? or just a pat on the back? just curious. personally i'm tired of wasting valuable time on many pointless efforts within this game.
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# Mar 30 2005 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
can i solo this at 26 war? i know its skippible but i like missions so i want to do it. :p
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to easy
# Feb 11 2005 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
that was too easy. (blm 33 whm16) 6 hits killed it.
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RE: to easy
# Mar 17 2005 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
175 posts
I laugh at the people who do this mission. This is a little tid-bit you should know. This mission can be skipped! You ask how all you do is turn in crystals. Simple as that then you talk to the mission guy, and select the Jeuno mission. You still get rank 4 isn't amazing! I know *gasp* missions can be skipped? The best part is this mission really didnt have a whole lot to do with the story line of the actual game seeing as tho I know people that I've tagged along to help kill it. Also yes you can re-take any mission you've once done and I've seen what you get it's not worth the trouble of Gusgen.
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to easy
# Feb 11 2005 at 7:28 PM Rating: Default
42 posts
that was too easy. (blm 33 whm16) 6 hits killed it.
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# Nov 19 2004 at 2:42 AM Rating: Default
4 posts
What level should I be?
# Nov 05 2004 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
202 posts
Before undertaking this mission, I looked on this board to see what the minimum level might be to solo Blind Moby. I solo'd him with ease with my level 30 WAR/MNK Galka. I started with 700 max HP and by the end of the fight I think I had around 300 HP left or so. I used my 2 hour but I didn't have to. He was pretty easy. I didn't know you could skip this mission before I accepted it but I had to go here for the Deathbringer sword anyway so it didn't matter to me. Also, I got aggroed by Ghouls and Bandersnatches at my level but they were easy to me. I couldn't take on more than two at a time though so watch out for links. Hope this helps.
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Already skipped
# Sep 15 2004 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
622 posts
Can you still spawn/fight Blind Moby, even after you've long since skipped the mission? I'm Rank 5 now, maybe I'll go back and kill this thing, if so.
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Need help?
# Sep 04 2004 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Hey if anyone in Kujata needs help with any Bastok Missions up to 3-3 (3-3 is something I can't help with atm I'm too low level)

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# Sep 01 2004 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
you know, if u feed the I.M. gaurds crystals, and ur rank bar is 75% full, u can skip missions, accept for the first mission of the rank and last i think.
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Rank points
# Aug 21 2004 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
136 posts
How many rank poitns do i need to do this mission? i just finished the copper quadav one , and i can't get this one, anybody know?
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I waited too long.
# Aug 18 2004 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
I did this as DRK45/BLM22 (for warp you see) Killed him in four hits. He did less than 50dmg to me.
...I think I waited too long to do this mission.
this was cake.....
# Aug 17 2004 at 10:10 AM Rating: Excellent
140 posts
Just soloed this as a lvl 34 pld....soooo easy.

When u enter the mines, just head right, left, right and right... find the ??? at the edge of the pool in the back (if you examine it it will say that you see monster tracks) place a hare meat down and go at it. If you are a lvl to where ghouls will aggro you (except for them aggroing you based on your hitpoints) then you may want to take a friend, because i did walk past 4 of them.... Anyway, not a difficult mob to kill.

Good luck!
Currently leveling BST68 & PUP63.
How I did it
# Jul 05 2004 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Im a lvl 30/15 Thf/Nin, I did this mission solo just today.

After walking in the mines I saw a Banshee and thought there was no way I could make it but after awhile it moved off and I continued into the mines. I followed the instructions right, left, right, and right. On the way I met 4 or 5 ghouls and bandersnatch but they were easy prey to me. I walked in the room with the pool and had to fight a bandersnatch. The worms in there scared me but they don't aggro. After placing the meat on the ??? he spawned in few seconds like bubbling bernie. I sneak attacked him for about 150 dmg and then fought him normal. I used fast blade near the end of the fight right before I killed him. I have 467 hp I was down to about 200 hp when I killed him. I didn't use Utsusemi or Perfect Dodge. It was pretty easy.

Edited, Mon Jul 5 23:35:16 2004
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Watch out for the NM Smothered Schmidt !!
# May 29 2004 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
Bastok Rank 3/2 Mission - "To the Forsaken Mines"

As a RDM33/WHM16 killing the NM Blind Moby 25 - 26 alone at J-7 was very easy. [NOTE: You can only carry one Gulcolite at a time. So don't waste your Hare Meat.}

It was so easy I called my WHM38 buddy to come and do it too. While I was waiting at J-7 for my buddy, I got aggroed by Bandersnatch 21 - 24, Ghoul (BLM) 20 - 27 and Ghoul (WAR) 16 - 26. They were easy kills but heavy on downtime when soloing... find a good spot to hide to rest/heal in order to avoid aggro.

Unexpectedly, while waiting at J-7... the NM Smothered Schmidt 36 - 38 (http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/bestiary.html?fmob=271) spawned directly behind me while I was resting/regenerating.

My death was in less than 6 hits because I was unprepared and alone. Therefore, when soloing... I recommend anyone doing this mission to only do it during daytime hours. It would suck a lot to be fighting the NM Blind Moby at night and have the NM Smothered Schmidt spawn and kill you!!

P.S. Safest way to do this mission... if that is all that you want to do: Sneak and Invisible all the way to J-7 during daytime. Kill the NM Blind Moby, then Sneak and Invisible your way out of the mines to avoid aggro.

Edited, Wed Jun 2 06:13:58 2004
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# Feb 23 2004 at 10:52 PM Rating: Default
um why would you want to skip this mission? Doesn't this add to your fame?
RE: Question....
# Feb 29 2004 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
203 posts
Missions don't add to fame. Quests do.
why didn't i get this mission?
# Feb 03 2004 at 12:33 AM Rating: Default
i just did the muskateers mission(3-1) and now my new mission is called "jueno" not this and the description isn't this one either. whathappened? did i somehow skip this? did i get a new mission not listed anywhwere?
RE: why didn't i get this mission?
# Feb 04 2004 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
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14,326 posts
this is a skippable mission, if you had enough rank points prior to doing the 4 musketeers mission, you wouldn't need to do this one.

Basically you can do this mission, or you could just trade enough crystals to get rank points (which i'm assuming you did).
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RE: why didn't i get this mission?
# Jul 15 2004 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
173 posts
How many rank points do you need to bypass this mission? Thanks

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RE: why didn't i get this mission?
# Jul 19 2004 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
173 posts
nevermind..i did it anyway
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