Your Crystal Ball  

Submitted by:Kurtomatic
Start Area: Lower Jeuno
Start NPC:Kurou-Morou (I - 7)
Related Areas:Maze of Shakhrami
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 14 ratings)
Items Required:Ahriman Lens
Divination Sphere
Last Updated: Tue Mar 6 02:40:50 2007

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Create your own crystal ball to have your fortune told.


Start by talking to Kurou-Morou in Lower Jeuno. She asks for a crystal ball in order to tell your fortune. To do so, you need to get an Ahriman Lens and dip it in a pool in the Maze of Shakhrami.

Ahriman Lenses are dropped by Ahrimans (floating eye-type things, similar to that you kill with the dragon for Rank 3). You can find these in Ranguemont Pass, Beaucedine Glacier, Xarcabard and Castle Zvahl Baileys, and maybe other places as well. Lenses can drop in any of these places. This lens is Ex and cannot be traded or purchased from the Auction House.

Once you have the Lens, take it to the Maze of Shakhrami. The Rockwell is located at G-5 of the first map when entering from Tahrongi Canyon. It's easy to find without a map - just follow the left wall. Once you reach the Rockwell, trade the lens to it.

There's some debate over exactly how long it takes to turn the lens into a sphere, but somewhere between 2 minutes and 24 Earth hours later, you can return to withdraw the Divination Sphere by clicking on the Rockwell. You can leave the Maze during this time and come back later.

Return to Kurou-Morou and receive your reward. The reward is just fame and the ability to have your fortune read. If you get your fortune read on three separate days, talking to him on a fourth day will trigger the quest Never to Return.

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When exactly...
# Jun 25 2007 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Tried to confirm when exactly the lense turns into a divination sphere. Traded right before 12pm japan time... no divination sphere. As soon at clock struck 12:00 *** midnight, got my sphere.
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Waiting took half hour for me
# Sep 02 2006 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Maybe it takes a JP day of start of quest to getting the sphere.

I did the tarut card quest today, and I noticed I already had this quest started (dunno when I started it). I fought a few ahrimans at about 10 AM EST and got a lens (Xarcarbard (sp?) first eye). I then went to the maze (about 10:30 am est) and threw it in. I tried to retrieve, said it wasnt ready. Came back a half hour later (11:05 AM EST) and got the sphere.
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Waiting took half hour for me
# Sep 13 2006 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah I just did this quest too and I traded 1hr 2mins (09:58am est) b4 next day in jp time and checked it after 11am est time and got the sphere.
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# Aug 15 2006 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
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The reward for this quest, other than fame, is the ability to be able to do the sleepga II quest, as stated by MANY of the previous posters. Sleepga II usually goes from 500k-3mil depending on the server. Happy?
# Aug 04 2006 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm sorry, but I think it'd be cool to go and steal someone else's orb.
Really, would your character sift through the pool and everyone else's ahriman lenses just to find the one that's yours?
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takes forever
# Jul 21 2006 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah this things takes forever to change I though maybe a game day went had to go do sky stuff game back still not turn after 3 hours. So I logged there will check when I come back in 3 weeks if it hasn't changed in 3 rl weeks I'll be wtf.
Maze of Shakhrami
# Jul 09 2006 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Can i make it through the maze as 38 WAR all by myself ? or do i need an escort in order to drop off lens?
need help
# Jul 07 2006 at 4:07 AM Rating: Decent
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i am a level 30warrior/15thief (highest job) i am doing this quest for my blm for when it reaches the level but i have the lens sitting in the pool waited about 1 RL day and about 7 game day and still no orb. what am i to do and what does this mean? please help me. i am on shiva server and online name is shinrah please help
other drop place
# Mar 26 2006 at 7:12 AM Rating: Good
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for those slightly lower level people trying to get one, it is also definite that the amrihan's inside of Ranguemont Pass do drop these near the zone to Beaucedine Glacier... I know the do for a fact as I've gotten 2 of them in the past from there during farming runs with a friend for Amrihan tears ^_^
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My Theory
# Jan 05 2006 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
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My guess is you have to wait for a certain moon phase to pass (for transformation). Note the big open hole above the Rockwell.
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Clarify please
# Aug 15 2005 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I've traded my lens to the fountain at G-5 and wiated a full 9 hours, and it wouldn't pop yet so I logged out.

Next day, I log in at 15:30 (30minutes since JP New day). It still wouldn't give me it. Does this mean I have to wait another full day? Was I not allowed to log out for this?

Please Help! ^^
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# Jul 12 2005 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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did this quest thinkin it would b quick turns out it takes 1 earth day to do.....dropped it in spring and left it for 3 days cause i had LS ENM's to do......was still there when i went to retrieve it though so i guess it can b left for as long as u want.

Edited, Tue Jul 12 22:56:01 2005
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# May 29 2005 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
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The following real life day after midnight Japan time (11am Eastern / 8am Pacific) is when your teleport scroll reward will be ready for you by the NPC.

This is a quote from the quest, Missionary Man. It tells you exactly what we've been wondering here. Hope this helps.
RE: Time
# Sep 23 2005 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
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So, what you're saying is you have to wait 'til the next 11 AM EST rolls around before the ball will be ready? So, if I turn in the lens at 10:30 AM, I only have to wait a half-hour?
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# May 08 2005 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
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dopped lens in the well at 2am earth time. went to sleep and woke up at 11am earth time and got the sphere. so 9 earth hours in all.
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Just a thought
# Nov 17 2004 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
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This is just a hypothosis, so don't rate me down on this ^^;.

Korou-Morou gives 3 different types of fortunes; Financial, Romance, and General. Then rates them with either a Poor, Fair, Good, and Excellent.

Here's my theory, IF you get Korou-Morou to give you an Excellent fortune on all three types, will your cast lots, item drops, charm succession, ect.. become overall better?

I've not been able to prove my theory but it's an interesting theory.
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RE: Just a thought
# Dec 18 2005 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
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cast lot won't change in any way as this being pure random... you imagine in what kind of **** SE would be if people get to know that what's random isn't really random lol !!
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RE: Just a thought
# May 31 2006 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
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ummm actuall.. there is no such thing as "random" in video games.
the game uses a random number generator to generate "random" numbers. These rngs takes lots of factors into acount and come up with a number based on those factors..however if you knew how the rng worked and had knwledge of all the factors (pretty much imposible though) you could predict what the number would be.

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# Sep 30 2004 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
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**** already 2 hr havent done it
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# Jun 29 2004 at 4:46 PM Rating: Good
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What they mean by timing is tomorrow Japan time. if you give it to the fountain at 11:59 PM Tokyo time then you'd need to only wait til 12:00 AM Tokyo time for it to finish.

Edited, Tue Jun 29 17:51:51 2004
Fame Lv.?
# Jun 21 2004 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know how/where to check your Fame Lv.? I know the NPC in Lower Jeuno tells you. And according to what he says, that's your Lv. But is there A list/Lv. for each Message? thx
# Jun 02 2004 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Takes 24hrs for it to form and no you dont have to stay in shakrami til i forms...I got the title Fortune teller in training for finishing this quest.
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# May 12 2004 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I traded the lens to the well at 23:47..waited until 0:01 and got the divination sphere...all of 2 minuntes RL.
RE: Time
# Jan 31 2005 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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traded at 22:50, checked at 0:01, no sphere.
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Regarding Ahriman Lens Drops...
# May 10 2004 at 3:00 AM Rating: Default
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You can kill the Floating Eyes in Maze Of Shakrami and get the lens. I just did this quest. Also in the newer strategy guide it also says it only takes one vanadiel day for the divination sphere to come from the lens...

But it hasn't happened and it's been two game days. So square needs to get it together ^ ^
RE: Regarding Ahriman Lens Drops...
# Feb 05 2005 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
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If it's the official guide you mean, then blame BradyGames... NOT SE.
RE: Regarding Ahriman Lens Drops...
# Apr 27 2005 at 12:01 AM Rating: Good
Actually, Square/Enix approved and authorized that strategy guide by Bradygames™, and as per their usual deal haven't authorized any other company to write one, even though Bradygames has systematically shown itself to be either incompetant or just plain careless when it comes to these guides.

I don't blame Square/Enix for, say, this individual mistake, (even though I spent a good hour or so waiting before realizing it wasn't one Vana'diel day, but one Japan day,) but I do blame them for historically entrusting their english guide books to a company that never seems to check up on their information, or even do basic proof reading.

Keep in mind, this is the same guide book that says that thief makes a terrible sub for a DD because thieves wear light armor! =D
RE: Regarding Ahriman Lens Drops...
# Jun 28 2004 at 9:10 AM Rating: Default
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you can also steal ahriman lenses. And yes, blame SE blindly lol.
RE: Regarding Ahriman Lens Drops...
# Jun 01 2004 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't you mean that the people who wrote your strategy guide should get it together?
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Fountain POS
# Apr 20 2004 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
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It's been posted before, but here is a link to a map with the Rockwell labled
Waiting around
# Apr 20 2004 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Do you have to stay in the maze for the full 24 hours? Can I leave to do other stuff and come back, or at least log out? I really dont feel like having to farm for another lens if i lose this one.
RE: Waiting around
# Nov 26 2005 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I have tired the and yes you can leave the maze and log out or shutdown and your cystal ball will still be made
RE: Waiting around
# Nov 26 2005 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Sat Nov 26 12:59:02 2005
RE: Waiting around
# Nov 26 2005 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I have tired the and yes you can leave the maze and log out or shutdown and your cysal ball will still be made
RE: Waiting around
# Nov 26 2005 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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# Apr 02 2004 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
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the only reward for this quest is fame??

i got one of these off a evil eye or something while i was raising my club skill in castle and xarcabard (trying to get 220 club skill for hexa strike). i assume this quest isnt repeateable? (i will be soloing these guys for awhile so i will probably get more of these items). what fame is this gonna affect?

thanks for any info

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RE: reward?
# Jan 22 2005 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
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This would be a Jeuno fame quest, and while its only reward is fame, it's a prereq quest for a couple of other quests, which all lead eventually to the Sleepga II quest.
need to?
# Mar 15 2004 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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after you get the thing from the Floating Eye do you HAVE TO return to Jeuno and talk to her??
or can you go straight to maze and put it in the fountain??

RE: need to?
# Jun 18 2005 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
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No, you can just go straight to (Maze of Shakrami) and turn in ahriman lens to Rockwell.
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Max Fame?
# Feb 26 2004 at 3:03 AM Rating: Default
How do you tell if each quest results in higher fame?

What do you mean by max fame?
RE: Max Fame?
# Feb 27 2004 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Just assume that each quest is going to give you some level of fame when you complete it. You can check your current fame standings within a city by talking to one certain NPC within each city. For Jeuno, for example, talk to the guy standing by the table just across from the Lower Jeuno magic shop.

And by max fame, I mean that I got the maximum level of fame in Jeuno after finishing that quest. although then again I'm not sure how close I was to start with.
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other quests
# Feb 25 2004 at 12:15 AM Rating: Good
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As another quick note, once you get the crystal ball completed and have your fortune given a few times, you eventually have another quest open up when you come back to talk to him. The same holds true for the other fortune teller - once you get all of your tarut cards collected and have your compatability told a few times, eventually a new quest opens up from her as well.

So while the material rewards for this quest in the way of items or gil are, well, nil... you still get nice fame from it (this is the one that took me to max fame actually), plus you have another quest open up later, so it's all good.
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Spotter's eye
# Feb 24 2004 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Curious, do the ahriman at the rank 2 dragon fight drop these? I've fought Spotter a few times, but never managed to get a steal or a drop off of him. The beastiary on this site does have him labeled as one of the possible creatures to drop them.
RE: Spotter's eye
# Feb 25 2004 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
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No clue honestly. I haven't seen it from him either, and I don't know how they get their item info for this site - they might have just put those ahriman on the list simply because they're ahriman. Dunno.

For the record, the ones I've seen have come from the ahriman actually in the glacier. Haven't seen them come from Floating Eyes, but then I haven't fought that many of them - there are only like 2 or 3 in the one area that I know they pop at, in Ranguemont itself. While trying for your lens you can also pick up Ahriman Tears somewhat less rarely, a decent profit on the side.

Edited, Wed Feb 25 00:19:02 2004
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RE: Spotter's eye
# Apr 26 2004 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I got one off one of the floating eye thingies in xarcabard while doing 55 cap quest so they aren't only gotten in glacier.
RE: Spotter's eye
# Mar 18 2004 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
i can also confirm that i got the lens from the ones in the Glacier. it probably only drops from them. i actually got 2 in 3 kills.

You know I took the poison, from the poison stream
Then I floated, out of here
Where o Where has my little fountain gone?
# Feb 19 2004 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Where is the Holy Fountain???
What <POS> ??


NM found it at G-5

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# Feb 16 2004 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Floating Eyes are tough and very tough to me at level 30.
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# Feb 15 2004 at 8:46 PM Rating: Default
One of the "eye-type" monsters that would drop it would be a "Floating Eye" in Ranguemont Pass, they are about half way to the glacier.
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# Feb 14 2004 at 5:47 AM Rating: Decent
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The eyes are conning too weak and occasionally easy prey low eva/def at lvl 48 with wep skill maxed.

Heads up: they use Petrify lvl 5 and a sick move that deals about 200-400 dmg called "Eyes on me"

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Can this be bought in AH?
# Feb 10 2004 at 3:19 AM Rating: Default
Can you buy this Ahairmen's Lens in the AH?
RE: Can this be bought in AH?
# Feb 15 2004 at 4:15 AM Rating: Default
eye type lvl
# Feb 02 2004 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
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so what lvl are these Eye type monsters?
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#Tibodibo, Posted: Feb 02 2004 at 12:26 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I waited over 3 game days and it was still not ready
RE: huuh
# Mar 18 2004 at 10:25 AM Rating: Good
please read carefully, one real life day.

You know I took the poison, from the poison stream
Then I floated, out of here
Fame needed
# Jan 17 2004 at 12:10 PM Rating: Good
To get this quest I needed the Jeuno fame:

"Your name is mentioned quite often"

Mendi is the NPC in lower jeuno, who tells fame, he is in the middle under an umbrella at the seaside.

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Your Crystal Ball
# Jan 05 2004 at 2:38 PM Rating: Default
1. Talk to Kurou-Morou in front of a fortune hut (F-7).

2. Contents - Make your own crystal ball from an Ahriman's Lens so that you can ask your fortune
for the day.

3. Obtain Arriman's lens from Eye type monsters (float eye, glacier eye, etc) in Ronguemont Pass,
then bring it back to Kurou-Morou. Then take it to a holy fountain in Shakrami Maze, and trade it
there. Wait for one vana d'iel day, and you can retrieve a Divination Sphere. Bring it back to

4. As a reward, he can read your fortune for the day.
RE: Your Crystal Ball
# Jan 27 2004 at 10:31 PM Rating: Default
It is longer than 1 game day.. already sat around fountain for almost 2 game days and it still isnt ready.
RE: Your Crystal Ball
# Feb 04 2004 at 11:00 PM Rating: Default
It takes one RL day, not game days.
fountain location
# Jan 01 2004 at 7:25 PM Rating: Default
What is the <pos> of the fountain in the maze?
RE: fountain location
# Jan 12 2004 at 3:30 PM Rating: Excellent
The fountain is called "Rockwell", It is located at G-5 on the first Maze map.
# Jan 01 2004 at 12:51 AM Rating: Default
Uhmm...I think theres a fame needed to be able to get this quest coz I've done over 60 quest(combined of all regions) and was easily got it.But when I tried to get my friend to get it too(so that i wont die bored killing all the monsters) he didnt get it(I didnt ask him how much quest he has done tho) Same for the Tarot Card quest. Ive go asked for my fame and an NPC told me I'm quite well known.Hope this will help
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 13 2004 at 2:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you easily got the quest, ey?
eye-type of creatures??
# Dec 26 2003 at 12:30 PM Rating: Default
What does "eye-type of creatures" means? any examples? where can i find them??
Where to get lens?
# Dec 11 2003 at 6:29 PM Rating: Default
So where do you get this lens?
RE: Where to get lens?
# Dec 18 2005 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Got a few of them killing Bat Eyes in Beaucedine Glacier
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#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 16 2003 at 7:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i wonder if people ever read the **** descriptions they have at the top, always people asking what to kill or what to do when it clearly explains it in the description, it says kill eye monsters (need more explanation?) shouldnt be playing the **** game if you do sheesh.........
RE: Where to get lens?
# Dec 20 2003 at 3:13 PM Rating: Default
Hey, at the time, it didn't say, so take it easy on people. They just updated the quest to say what to kill.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 03 2003 at 2:09 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) that's alot of work for fluff :P does it give decent fame?
# Nov 26 2003 at 10:20 AM Rating: Default
He tells your fortune. Once a game day you can ask him for it. It's just fluff ^^
# Nov 21 2003 at 4:38 AM Rating: Decent
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And the reward is.....?
RE: ........
# Feb 09 2004 at 3:31 AM Rating: Default
fame ..
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