Early Bird Catches the Bookworm  

Start Area: Windurst Waters
Start NPC:Tosuka-Porika (G - 8)
Prerequisites:Glyph Hanger
Lost for Words
Related Areas:Giddeus
Related Mobs:Furakku-Norakku (G - 8)
Orn (F - 9)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:1500
(Average from 16 ratings)
Items Required:Overdue Book Notification
Silver Beastcoin
Title Obtained:Savior of Knowledge
Last Updated: Sat Jun 9 11:05:49 2012

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The Library of Magic wants you to help retrieve its overdue library books. In this case, a Hume by the name of Orn has checked out the book "Art for Everyone," but has failed to return it by the due date.


You cannot get this quest if you are currently on Windurst Mission 2-1 Lost for Words or 7-1 The Sixth Ministry.

If you do start this after finishing one of those two missions, you must leave the zone and then come back to talk with Tosuka-Porika before she will give you this quest. She asks if you'd work for gil. After you accept, she tells you to talk to Furakku-Norakku, who is behind the counter in the same room.

Furakku-Norakku gives you a key item: Overdue Book Notification to give to Orn.

Orn can be found in the room above the Timbre Timbers Tavern (F-10) in Windurst Waters. He tells you about how some Yagudo waylaid him and how he had to throw things at them to escape, including the book. He asks you to request for an extension for him. Speak to him again. He will tell you he heard that the Yagudo store their stolen items in the Treasure Room of Giddeus. Don't bother asking Furakku-Norakku for an extension, unless you want to for the humor.

If you want to plan ahead, buy a Silver Beastcoin before continuing. Head to Giddeus by going out to West Sarutabaruta. The entrance to Giddeus is at (F-8). Take the tunnels behind either the Food or Drink Altars. You need to go down one level to (G-6).

When you reach the treasure room, open the door. There is a Yagudo named Quu Bokye "in" the Treasure Room. He wants a Silver Beastcoin. These can drop from higher level Yagudo in the tunnels. (If you are currently doing the Dark Knight quest Dark Legacy, then Quu Bokye will not give you the correct dialogue.)

Trade him the Silver Beastcoin and he will give you "Art For Everyone". Head back to Windurst Waters and talk to Furakku-Norakku to complete the quest and collect your reward.

Quest Series

This quest is part of a series of quests offered by the Optistery. See the list below to find out which quest comes next.


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Lost for Words
# Sep 23 2007 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Confirmed that you DON'T have to have Lost for words completed. I hadn't even received the Lost for words quest and I still go this one.
You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you cant pick your friend's nose
Problem not previously listed
# Jul 11 2007 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts

I'm having a problem flagging this quest too. I have finished the Glyph Hanger quest, zoned, and talked to her again, but all she said was something about a model hat.

I figured I was running into problems because long ago I picked up the Hat in Hand quest and never completed it, so I ran my *** off completing that one, then zoned, and came back to talk to Tosuka-Porika. She told me something about looking like an adventurer, riff-raff, what are you doing in here, blah blah. Still no quest.

Can someone help me?
Problem not previously listed
# Sep 23 2007 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Are you sure you have enough fame??
You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you cant pick your friend's nose
# Jun 26 2007 at 3:48 AM Rating: Decent
295 posts
Lost for Words is not a prerequisite. Just FYI.
# Oct 11 2006 at 3:53 AM Rating: Default
1,821 posts
This quest is so long.. it's a pain in the **** i just want the map for Feyin
# May 16 2007 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
This guide is wrong- you obviously don't need "Lost for Words" which is a Windurst Mission. I did Glyph Hanger quest, and have virtually no fame in Windy. I couldn't get the quest until I zoned after doing Glyph Hanger quest. I tried logging out and back in but that did not work. Zoning to West Sarutabaruta and coming back flagged the quest with no problems.
prereqs wrong
# Jul 13 2006 at 6:20 PM Rating: Good
68 posts
This does not requre Lost for Words as a prereq (which is a Windy mission), just rank 3 fame and Glyph Hanger.

Edited, Jul 13th 2006 at 7:21pm EDT by incarnus
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Yag not accepting
# Jan 01 2006 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts
Whats the deal with the treasure keeper that has this book?

I tried to trade it to the birdbrain, but get nothing!

LMK what Im doing wrong!

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unable to log quest
# Aug 04 2005 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
87 posts
I was having the same problem of high fame and still not being able to log the quest. Follow Alphenot's post to find the real beginning for these quests, rate up, thanks Alphenot!
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# Aug 03 2005 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Sorry... double post.
Go in!
# Jan 23 2005 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
yeah, just open the door, the guy tells you "omg dont go in" but just go in anyways, haha
# Jan 18 2005 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Ok, I get the feeling there is some quest (not mission) that you have to do before this one.

I'm rank 5 (bastok) with max windy fame. However, I have done few windy quests (other than turning in cornettes). If anyone figures out what exactly is needed to activate this quest I'd love to know.

Edited, Tue Jan 18 09:25:56 2005
Pls send theya (on Asura) a tell calling her one of the following... ^^ ty for your support.
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RE: Question?
# Jan 22 2005 at 7:03 PM Rating: Excellent
17 posts
I found myself in exactly the same position as the one you described, and I found that the magic trigger was to complete the "Glyph Hanger" quest, first, and then zone.

"Glyph Hanger" is the quest to get the "Map of Horutoto Ruins", and it will take all of about five minutes to complete, if you start at the Opistery. See http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/quests.html?realm=Windurst&fquest=111 for all the details, but you really just have to go to the other tower of the Opistery (i.e. go to the Western one), talk to Hariga-Origa (to get the quest), run North to zone to West Sarutabaruta, talk to Ipupu in the tower between I-8 and J-8 (just a stone's throw from where you zoned in) and finally run back to Hariga-Origa.

Once you've done this quest, don't forget to zone once more, before expecting the "Early Bird Catches The Bookworm" quest from Tosuka-Porika.

Enjoy! ^^
how to get it
# Jan 15 2005 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
here's the deal... you can't have multiple quest from the same npc, so if you have one already, finish it, talk again, and you'll get the next one
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quest hates me
# Jan 12 2005 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Maxed out my fame.. rank 5 sandy... still no quest.

I get the impression that maybe you can't activate this quest if you have AF started? (I have pld af3 started)

... if so, what kind of deal is that, no relation to this npc or quests at all x_x
map of fei'yin
# Nov 17 2004 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
Heloise in ****
never mind
# Nov 04 2004 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
Never mind.

I did the Glyph Hanger quest and then I got the Early Bird quest.
Can't get it
# Nov 04 2004 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
I can't get Tosuka-Porika to give me the quest. All I get is, "What are you doing there? You look like an adventurer or some other riff-raff. It doesn't seem like you have any business with our distinguidhsed Library of Magic!"

I'm not from Windurst, but I do have my fame in Windurst maxed out.

What am I missing?
a warning to dark knights
# Sep 10 2004 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
208 posts
If you've started your dark knight af1 for the raven scythe, but haven't fought the NM yet, Quu Bokye will just tell you that a yagudo cherry upsets Vaa Huja the Erudite...

and so, at this point, you're forced to insert "finish your AF1" before trading in the silver beastcoin.

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Not enough fame?
# Aug 29 2004 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Yesterday I spent most of my time online doing enough of the bastore sardines quest to get to lvl 4 fame so I could do the Teleport-Mea quest. After getting that quest (I now officially hate bastore sardines and windurst in general...) I went back to the opsticiery whatever where that Taru is and she keeps telling me that adventurer trash like me has no business in there or something like that...in other words I can't get the quest. What gives?
# Aug 01 2004 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
The gaurd in the room wont accept the silver beastcoin. I tried trading it with him and he doesn't accept it. Whats up with that?
Lost for words not required
# Jul 04 2004 at 3:18 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
You don't need to have done the mission "Lost for Words" first. If you have not started Lost for Words, you can get this quest. I am a windurstian, and I got it, and I am not finished with "lost for words" right now, yet I am able to do the quest.
Just did this quest
# Jun 26 2004 at 9:45 PM Rating: Excellent
379 posts
Tosuka-Porika is at G-8 in the North part of Waters

When you talk to Furakku-Norakku, she gives you a Key Item: Overdue Book Notification

Overdue Book Notification

This letter reads:
"This is your final notification to
return the following overdue book
to the Optistery's Library of Magic:
"Art For Everyone"
Failure to return this book immediately
will result in a string of fearsome
curses being cast in your direction.
Yours sinisterly,
Tosuka-Porika, Librarian."

When you give the silver beastcoin to Quu Bokye, he gives you a Key Item: "Art For Everyone",

"Art For Everyone"

The book from the Library of Magic
that a Hume named Orn had out on
It is easy to read, with many
illustrations, but is thick and heavy.

Key Items are good, since my inventory space is limited :)
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fame needed
# May 28 2004 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
I've just done 17 quests trying to get enough fame to get the aspir quest (which still hasn't opened to me) and this quest JUST became available. I'm from Sandy though, so maybe that has something to do with it.
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I Cant start the Quest
# May 24 2004 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
My friend and i have both completed a testing time, and Lost for Words, and have many quests completed throughout windurst. We are lvling to attempt 2-3, but we figured it would be easy to get this quest out of the way. We both have been in the treasure room, we both have the silver beastcoin (basically did a dry run of the quest), parika just wont let us activate the quest, we took some time between a Lost for Words and this one, would that affect it? Does it require a certain level of fame?

Gunz lvl 17 war

Edited, Wed Jun 9 15:56:12 2004

# Apr 26 2004 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts
I can't find the Orn guy.... I know where the tavern is...
RE: Orn
# May 18 2004 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Go around the other side and up to the second floor. He is up there on the left.
# Apr 25 2004 at 2:42 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Don't let anyone fool you. this one is tough. I had a high lvl char help me through it and there's no way I would've made it alone. I was trying to get "Lost for Words" but somehow got this one instead.. that sucked!
Lost for Words
# Apr 12 2004 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
1,824 posts
I just started this quest and haven't done "Lost for Words"

edit - nevermind, just realized "Lost for Words" is a mission, and I am from another nation.

Edited, Mon Apr 12 04:32:51 2004
# Mar 16 2004 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
Tosuka-Porika is in the Opistery.
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Silver Beastcoins
# Feb 25 2004 at 9:48 AM Rating: Default
"These are dropped from higher level yagudo in the tunnels"

Their not. Only Beastcoins drop in Giddeous from the tests Ive done....do so dont go running over there and try stealing the coin....take it with you.
RE: Silver Beastcoins
# Apr 29 2004 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
704 posts
Quick little beast coin lesson:

Mob Teir Drop Steal
-------- ----- -------
1 beastcoin beastcoin
2 silver bc beastcoin
3 silver bc silver bc
4 mithril bc silver bc
5 mithril bc mithril bc

Teir one examples: goblin thug, yagudo acolyte, young quadav, orcish fodder.

teir two examples: goblin butcher, yadudo persecutor, (not sure which quadavs are, onyx perhaps?) orcish grunt.

Gold beastcoins drop off the really high lvl ones and I hear platinum is only available in dynamis.

Edited, Thu Apr 29 12:31:30 2004
RE: Silver Beastcoins
# Feb 25 2004 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Yes they do, I've found that mainly Persecutors drop Silver Beastcoins, but I do agree, its much easier to just buy one in the AH for 300-500.
# Feb 22 2004 at 9:12 PM Rating: Default
can someone tell me where the library of magic is? there is no position listing for the location or for the npc. :(
RE: library?
# Mar 08 2004 at 3:45 AM Rating: Decent
235 posts
i agree.. i dont know where the library is...
How to get into treasure room?
# Feb 07 2004 at 2:44 AM Rating: Default
Okaaaay... does anyone know how to actually get inside the treasure room? When I try speaking to the NPC yagudo standing guard outside the doors (named Uu Zhoumo)he just tells me to leave. What do I have to do to get him to let me in? Thanx!
RE: How to get into treasure room?
# Feb 08 2004 at 3:07 AM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Just ignore what the Yagudo outside says and click on the doors to head inside.

- "Hope can be heard in the whispers of little children praying to god.."
no clue
# Jan 22 2004 at 12:02 AM Rating: Default
ok, i got the quest, talked to Orn twice and he told me about the yag treasure room. went to gid, met the yag at the entrance of the treasure room and he tells me to go away. tried trading a silver beastcoin, nothing . . . what did i miss??
RE: no clue
# Jan 25 2004 at 5:35 PM Rating: Default
you have to go INTO the room
how do you get to the lower level?
# Jan 20 2004 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
anyone know whats the pos where you can drop down to the lower level of giddeus?
# Jan 09 2004 at 7:41 PM Rating: Default
You know whats weird? I can get the Silver Beastcoins of goblins all over the place by stealing from them. Not just yagudo's
RE: ...
# Jan 24 2004 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Silvers can be stolen from all 3rd tier humanoid beastmen (Quadav, Yagudo....) They are rare drops otherwise like beastcoins on 1st/2nd tier ones. And side note: Fire + 4 beastcoins = bronze ingot for Smithing, not goldsmithing. Fire + 4 silver beastcoins = Silver Ingot, a higher lvl goldsmithing skill (0 vs 11)
RE: ...
# Jan 22 2004 at 2:06 PM Rating: Default
78 posts
I suspect those aren't the silver beastcoins, just beastcoins. I, too, steal them from (mostly) thugs in the Sarutabarutas.

Fire and 4 beastcoins will get you a bronze ingot. A nice way to get your goldsmithing skill started.

Edited, Thu Jan 22 14:07:11 2004
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RE: ...
# Jan 16 2004 at 5:49 PM Rating: Default
The Persecutors drop the coins, and I think you can steal silvers from Votaries, Theologists, and Priests.
Mission 4
# Jan 08 2004 at 2:29 AM Rating: Default
Here's a new question - can you activate this quest WHILE you're doing mission 4? I've been on mission four for awhile and I haven't been able to get this quest during this period. Do I have to wait until I've finished mission 4?
dont need mission
# Jan 04 2004 at 2:15 AM Rating: Default
you DONT need to do the mission. I'm not even a residant windurstian, and I got this quest.
# Jan 01 2004 at 6:15 PM Rating: Default
Can I get this quest if I'm not a citizen of Windurst?
# Dec 29 2003 at 9:57 PM Rating: Default
you can find that yagudu inside the treasure room in giddus , his name is :Quu Bokye
mission 4?
# Dec 14 2003 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Can you activate mission 4 after you have accepted this quest?
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# Dec 08 2003 at 1:46 AM Rating: Decent
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I recomend doing this quest at the same time as A Crisis in the Making, as they both require the same treasure room.
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Silver Beastcoins
# Dec 07 2003 at 11:48 AM Rating: Default
Silver beastcoins also drop off or can be stolen from Yagudo Mendicants, Persecutors, and Pipers in the Tahrongi Caynon as well. Sometimes I find it easier to fight in the Canyon than in Giddeus. :)
RE: Silver Beastcoins
# Dec 11 2003 at 6:27 PM Rating: Default
61 posts
While I was doing this quest, I just went in a bomped onto a few yagudo with my staff and about the 5th one dropped the silver beastmen coin, just as I blindly found my way to the NPC Yagudo. I think that it is also wise to do Crisis In the Making at the same time, since the next room you travel in is the spot where you retrieve the Altar Offerings.
Sorry, I can't remember the way to get to the room right now, but it isn't too far into Giddeus...I was lvl 23 when I did this and it was with ease. You probably can do it at lvl 15 with ease, but just the aggros can be a pain if you're not prepared.
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about fame
# Nov 22 2003 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
105 posts
i finished mission 2 (magic orb)...and i can get this quest (so i can do it alone with mission 3..the food & drink mission)
but i can only finish the mission not this quest...i'm a lvl 10 white mage...don't go in there alone...
# Nov 19 2003 at 1:42 PM Rating: Default
Finished quest today.... got 1500 gil as reward and looks like yet another book quest awaits
rank or fame?
# Nov 15 2003 at 7:42 AM Rating: Default
do you need a certain rank or fame to do this quest? i talked to her but she just told me i had no business in the library. im rank 2 but i havent done very many quests yet.
RE: rank or fame?
# Aug 12 2004 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm also having this problem...and I'm only doing this mission so i can do Chasing tails. So someone please help us out and let us know what we are doing wrong! >_<
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# Nov 15 2003 at 3:31 AM Rating: Default
Also you can speak to the TaruTaru in the restuarant to get a "scoop". He's the one that's eating something on the table on top of the stairs. He's also the one that tells you where Orn was.
# Nov 14 2003 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes. You gain the quest, speak with Orn, then run over to Giddeus. I highly suggest you have a map of Giddeus (as well as every other area you can get a map for) or you'll be lost as to where I mean. Just beyond the altars used for Mission 3, inside the caves, are two paths, one on each side of the zone, that lead downward into the same basement area. This area, if you have been there, is the one with all the persecuters, pipers, mendicants, and the two named Samurai. At the far end of this basement area are rooms that are square-shaped on the map. These are the treasure rooms where you go for the quest from the Culinarian Guild. Between these two rooms is a non-aggro Yagudo. Talk to him and he will offer to trade you the book for a silver beastcoin (Note: you CANNOT do this step before having the quest). The silver beastcoins drop semi-uncommonly from the yagudo in the basement there. Return to Orn, then to the Orastery.

Suggested Level (solo): 15
Estimated Time: 1 hour

Edited, Fri Nov 14 14:49:51 2003
RE: Solution
# Nov 20 2003 at 10:48 AM Rating: Default
Where would one find a map of Giddeus?
RE: Solution
# Nov 21 2003 at 2:24 PM Rating: Default
there is a hut in windhurst woods by the fountain that sells maps

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A little help
# Nov 14 2003 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Orn is above the restaurant in Windhurst Waters. He says something about the Yaguados taking it deep into Giddeus. Still working on that part. Looks like you have to go to Giddeus, find it and return it to the library.
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