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To the Forsaken Mines  

Realm:Bastok
Start Area: Bastok Markets
Start NPC:Cleades (D - 11)
Type:Mission
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
Rating
*****
(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 09:36:13 2005

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Summary

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.

Walkthrough

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.

Spoilers

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
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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
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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
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anyone wanna answer the damn question?
# Sep 08 2006 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
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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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# May 05 2006 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
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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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danger
# Apr 11 2006 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
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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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well..
# Dec 24 2005 at 7:14 AM Rating: Default
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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
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Other mobs
# Aug 05 2005 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I soloed moby at level 29, the problem isn't him it's the other mobs in the mines.
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beware of NM
# Jul 30 2005 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
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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
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yeah, his name was Smothering Schmidt...kicked my *** =(
rdm/whm
# May 30 2005 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
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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
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you can kill it easyly with 32 RDM/WHM
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Nice
# May 12 2005 at 7:54 AM Rating: Default
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haven't done it yet
# Apr 03 2005 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
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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 **** 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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Hmm.
# Mar 30 2005 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
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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
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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
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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
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that was too easy. (blm 33 whm16) 6 hits killed it.
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shiat
# Nov 19 2004 at 2:42 AM Rating: Default
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What level should I be?
# Nov 05 2004 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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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
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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
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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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skipping
# 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
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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
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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.
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this was cake.....
# Aug 17 2004 at 10:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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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!
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How I did it
# Jul 05 2004 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
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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
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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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Question....
# 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
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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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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
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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
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nevermind..i did it anyway
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sword?
# Feb 02 2004 at 9:13 PM Rating: Default
i have completed the drk and i am about to do this mission but what do i do with the drk sword?
My Experience
# Jan 24 2004 at 5:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I have avoided this mission for awhile since it is difficult to find anyone willing to make the trip and since so one seemed to know how hard Blind Moby really is. But since I am coming up on Rank 5 I decided I better go back and do this one.

I used a 30RDM/5THF and had a 22 BLM/11 WHM (Thanks Yoyobo) along with me. The hardest part was clearing the room, which had a Ghoul, a bandersnatch, and 3 ore eaters. Didn't know the re-spawn times, and night was approaching, so we rushed through it.

I put down 2 slices of Hare Meat (it only takes ONE btw) and Blind Moby appeared. I hit him with Thunder for about 100 damage and his health bar went down considerably; Probably about 1/8 of the way. Therefore I would estimate his HP to be around 800 points. We hit him with a few more Thunders and Fires and he was done in probably less than a minute. We did not even need to heal. Very anti-climatic.

Anyway, I hope this helps give a better view of what kind of "Monster" he is.

Notleh
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Red spawns in mines
# Jan 21 2004 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi, i did this mission solo as 31 monk. Blind moby was very easy to beat and after that i tried to take my drk sword to dip by the water and it wouldn't take it. i didn't kill any 100 mobs after drk quest maybe that is why it didn't work for me. Anyway on the opposite side of the mines is another pond that got my attention. It seems as if something keeps spawning in there,from what i could make out its some sort of red undead people there were multiple ones and scared the sh*t out of me so i got the **** out. One more thing i'm not so sure about is the title you get after completing the mission. i think it is "Decurion". I have searched for such a title and can't find anything. I know this because i keep checking my title from time to time and last thing i remember doing was that mission so there. anyway anyone seen those creatures? if so what is the prupose of them? is this for another quest perhaps?. Good luck to all. One last thing as 31 monk/15 whm i still got agroed on by ghouls and vandersnatches, so be carefull
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RE: Red spawns in mines
# Apr 21 2004 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
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you get the Decurion title when you exchange conquest points for any of the decurions items in bastok.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 20 2004 at 1:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) There's no such thing as "rabbit meat"
RE: Hare Meat
# Feb 21 2004 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
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yea, and it doesn't drop every 3rd or 4th kill off the newbie rabbits right outside San d'Oria gates, either.

what.. wrong game?
Want to kill it
# Dec 31 2003 at 12:48 AM Rating: Default
how hard is the damm fish? i can not find anybody willing to fight it with me. If u want to join me send me an email at wcoto@sfasu.edu or send me a tell on the game the name is Thesaint one word like it is.
RE: Want to kill it
# Jan 02 2004 at 5:41 PM Rating: Default
A level 30 should be able to solo it. The hard part is clearing out the mobs in the room. I would suggest atleast 2 people to do this one, since the mobs in the room link.
C'mon guys
# Dec 30 2003 at 9:21 PM Rating: Default
How hard is Blind Moby? Yeah, I know the thing is skippable but I still want to complete the mission.
?
# Dec 23 2003 at 6:38 PM Rating: Default
can you still skip the mission after you've accepted it?
RE: ?
# Mar 04 2004 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
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You can't skip it after you've accepted it. The Gate Guard will say something like "You can only work on one mission at a time".
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Location
# Dec 11 2003 at 4:18 PM Rating: Default
The NPC is inside Bastok Mines at I-6 inside a stairwell.
RE: Location
# Dec 11 2003 at 4:19 PM Rating: Default
sorry wrong post.
skipping along
# Dec 08 2003 at 7:13 PM Rating: Default
yeah just stick some crystals to the gate guard and u get the next mission; skip this one.
Suggestion
# Dec 08 2003 at 1:38 PM Rating: Default
I suggest doing this mission during the daytime beacuse at night a NM ghost appears right where you fight Blind Moby.
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#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 03 2003 at 9:43 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Like with every other mission (well except the emisary dragon fight) theres no reason to just ignore the dumb thing till a much higher level
:O
# Dec 02 2003 at 6:36 AM Rating: Default
after i turned in the item for this mission..the mission was completed and there was a short cut scene where something was mentioned about finding zeid. when i tried to recieve the next mission it was not available...do i have to find zeid first or just wait?...and if so ..where is zeid?
RE: :O
# Dec 11 2003 at 11:56 PM Rating: Default
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Zeid is the one of the characters involved in the Dark Knight Flag Quest. Not sure what he's doing in this mission, but since I have yet to do this mission, I can't say. I'll probably do it in the next couple of days (both this mission and the DRK quest), so hopefully I'll be able to give some more info.
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# Nov 30 2003 at 10:36 PM Rating: Default
This mission is skippable.
:3
# Nov 26 2003 at 3:26 AM Rating: Default
Skippable
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