Under the Sea  

Submitted by:Stephen Trawnik
Start Area: Selbina
Start NPC:Yaya
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 11 ratings)
Items Required:Fat Greedie
Title Obtained:Li'l Cupid
Items Granted:Amber Earring
Last Updated: Tue Feb 1 13:28:53 2011

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First talk to Yaya, who is near the Fishing guild, she tells you to go talk to Oswald. Oswald is found inside the Hotel.

Oswald has lost his favorite ring while at the pier one day. Unfortunately for Oswald, he knows where it went. Oswald's poor ring fell into the water, now lost forever. Or is it? A greedie fish, you see, has a penchant for swallowing shiny things, maybe one little greedie came along and swallowed it up. If that's the case, then fishing up the greedie will lead to retrieving the ring.

Indeed, that's all you have to do. However, it's not as easy as it seems. The greedie in particular you have to fish up is a Rare Ex fish called a Fat Greedie. Although Jimaida (inside the Fishing Guild) will offer to cut open any greedies you find looking for the ring, no greedie will contain the ring except the Fat Greedie. It has been my experience that you won't catch the Fat Greedie until level 10-11 fishing skill (you may get one at lower skills, but you won't catch many until 10 or 11), so the best bet is to raise your skill level somewhere where there is ample bait and a place to turn in fish for a decent sum until then. When finally fishing for the Fat Greedie, rarely do greedies bite on anything but lugworms, but ou'll want a Mid-Level (a very durable small fish fishing) Rod to catch it, as the Fat Greedie seems to seems classified as a large fish even if still caught with lugworms and a small catch rod.

Trade Zeldon the fat greedie for him to cut it open, he hands you an etched ring back.

Give the ring to Oswald for your reward.


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first thing i caught
# Mar 30 2009 at 11:17 AM Rating: Default
59 posts
i wasn't even looking for this fish i wasn't doing any quests in the area but i caught on on my first cast

asura server
forget the time or moon phase
halcyon pole lugworm bait
fishing skill lvl10 recruit

was getting ready to toss it but i decided to check what it was for first because of the rare stamp it had on it

i could not sell it at all

(edited reason: my grammer and spelling stinks)

Edited, Mar 30th 2009 3:19pm by zeroryoko
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ze fzat greediez
# Dec 06 2008 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Just caught one on Selbina Pier, 3rd cast with Halycon Rod and sinking minnow. Had the quest active but wasn't even really trying for it. Just seeing what I could catch before the boat arrived.

Woot...I can now finish this quest thats been open since about 1 month after I started the game...a little over a year ago.
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easy to get for me
# Oct 23 2008 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Got with just lvl 0 fishing skill in selbina.
Got it in 2 trials...
# Jan 06 2008 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Got the fat greedie in 2nd trial to fish..
Fishing level 1 only
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Last quater Moon (45%)
it seems really not the matter of fishing skill
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# Dec 25 2007 at 7:40 PM Rating: Good
I have the quest, I hsve the fish, but I cant get the fella to gut t ;;
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# Mar 20 2007 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
173 posts
I had fishing skill lv 24 and I couldn't seem to land one of these. I found out why. My own skill in fishing was too good. With the worm lure and the halcyon rod I was catching tons of greedies, and I got the feel of their stamina, so I let everything go that was easy feeling like an item. Finally after catching 3 stacks of greedies, I decided to reel in everything, low and behold, the first easy fish that I caught (which felt like an item) was the fat greedie.

Lesson learned: Fat greedie stamina is way less than normal greedie stamina.

This could explain why people are catching them at lv 0.
# Mar 05 2007 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
Tarutaru Rod and Lugworm, Fullmoon (95%) Firesday 4:30am.
Caught on the first cast. Fishing Skill 0.
Very first fish I caught with this character.
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# Feb 23 2007 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
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got this sucker with 0 skill lvl in fishing and with a willow fishing rod and lug worm over in selbina. also caught a greedie right after. :-D
even luckier
# Feb 16 2007 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent
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i got mine first try lvl 0 fishing taru rod and sabiki rig
# Jan 14 2007 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
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lol wife caugt it on first try on lugworm lvl 2 fishing skill :p
Randomly caught it.
# Jan 09 2007 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi. Just doing some random fishing and I caught this fish. Here is some information.

Caught at Selbina
Fishing Skill was Lv.3
Caught with a Tarutaru Fishing Rod
Used Lugworm bait.
Said "You have a good feeling about this one!"

Note: Was not wearing any fishing gear at all

Hope that helps give you an idea of what equipment and skill you need.
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# Oct 16 2006 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok after approx 10 Months of having this quest I once again wander off to Selbina in the hope of catching this elusive fish. Armed with Clothespole rod and crayfish paste i paid my 100gil and fished from the pier...
1 Cobalt Jellyfish, 7 Greedie's, 2 buckets, 1 subligar and 1 leggings later I finally catch this "You have a good feeling about this one" Rare Ex Fish.
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# Oct 16 2006 at 7:53 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
Ok after approx 10 Months of having this quest I once again wander off to Selbina in the hope of catching this elusive fish. Armed with Clothespole rod and crayfish paste i paid my 100gil and fished from the pier...
1 Cobalt Jellyfish, 7 Greedie's, 2 buckets, 1 subligar and 1 leggings later I finally catch this "You have a good feeling about this one" Rare Ex Fish.
Time 15.37 Lightsday Waning Cresent 43% /cheer
Fairy Server

San d'Oria 10 Windurst 10 Bastok 10
CoP complete ZM Complete ToAU 31
LS Eden

AKA Poppet

# Jul 12 2006 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
312 posts
This quest is so infuriating. 74 fishing skill and I've spent probably 2 hours fishing to get one.

Edited, Jul 12th 2006 at 5:29pm EDT by ZeroxChan
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# Jul 08 2006 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I catched 2 fat greedie one after the other with 0 fishing skills, but i have to return the second fat greedie cause of storage space. I used a bamboo rod and lugworm
# Jul 01 2006 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Got the fat greedie with a Hume Rod, a lug worm, and a level 0 skill in fishing.
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easy catch
# May 12 2006 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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here's how my experience went:
i bought a bamboo rod and a minnow to pass the time on the boat but i didn't join the fishermans guild because i don't care for fishing
1st cast: pair of rusty leggings
2nd cast: you caught a fat greedie (i had absolutely no skill in fishing, not even .1)
3rd: greedie, skillup .2
im keeping this fish forever lol
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Beginners Luck
# Apr 30 2006 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Just finished this quest. Read the above help and did not think skill was high enough to do. Anyway, I was waiting for the ferry and decided to lvl fishing craft. I cast using a Halcyon rod and worm lure. My skill lvl is 4.1 and on the first cast I hooked the little fattie. So I guess there is such a thing as beginners luck.

Edited, Sun Apr 30 12:52:01 2006
what a pain
# Apr 29 2006 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
Just finished this one. Had a lot of trouble with it. Took me close to 20 casts till I finally got the fat greedie. Was using Tarutaru fishing rods at first but after two broke I got fed up and used yew. Was on the pier using lugworms. Fishing skill 10 and had full fishing gear on. In the end wasted about 9k on a worthless earring, fun.
Fat Greedie
# Apr 23 2006 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
157 posts
Caught it earlier using Comp.Fishing Rod and a sinking minnow on the pier. Got after about 4 tries- it seems to have very low HP, it dropped to 0 in a few seconds.
PS. lv.15 fishing skill but it seems you an catch at any lv.
# Apr 16 2006 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Where can I get lugworms in Selbina? I have looked all over the place and can't find them.
# Jan 26 2006 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
Edited by bsphil
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I used a Tarutaru fishing rod. Paid 100 gil to sit on the pier. Used a minnow for bait. (It was nighttime, if you feel that makes a difference) First cast, Fat Greedie. Fishing skill level 1. :D

Sitting on the pier is key.
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# Jan 19 2006 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I was fishing for yellow globes with some success in Mhaura, to use in skilling up Alchemy. But I was frustrated with the slow skillups (like .3 from 6 stacks of bait) so I decided to try skilling up in Selbina. At Fishing skill 6, first cast along the water next to Dodjhuma, I caught a fat greedie. I was using a Mithra rod and lugworm bait.
What starts this quest?
# Oct 12 2005 at 2:08 AM Rating: Decent
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What starts this quest?

I got the fat fish but the guy wont accept it!

What am I doing wrong?

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RE: What starts this quest?
# Jan 11 2006 at 6:59 PM Rating: Default
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Talk to yaya, then Oswald. Get the fish, talk to Jimaida (outside fishermens gild south) then talk to zeldon. And then trade, then trade yadada.
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# Oct 08 2005 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Wanna know something funny!!

Not even lvl 1 Fishing skill I think I was like .8 at the time I caught it. Used a Tarutaru Rod and Lug worm and caught it on first try while standing off the doorway to the ferry. So you dont need to raise your skill or have a good rod, mine was cheap I bought it off the Ferry itself even.

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Be at the PIER
# Oct 01 2005 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
280 posts
!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!

It is crucial that you are at the PIER when fishing for fat greedie. I have just caught 3 stacks of normal greedies while standing in Selbina by the water... never knew that you wouldn't catch a Fat Greedie here, but I moved to the pier and imideatly caught a Fat one ^^
So you have to pay 100 gil to get it ;)

Good Luck

PS Luckily the greedie was guild item of the day but else it would have been a waste of time

Edited, Sat Oct 1 10:37:57 2005
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RE: Be at the PIER
# Jan 08 2006 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
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You do not have to be on the peir. I was no where near it and caught it after onl 8 geedies. By the way greedies love sinkin minnow fishing lure.
Just caught Fat Greedie
# Sep 11 2005 at 3:27 PM Rating: Default
Windsday, 10:39 Waning Crescent (40%) with a Tarutaru Fishing Rod and Minnow Bait. Fishing Skill 9.

Don't know if won't have ring, but this one did.

Hope this info is helpful in figuring when best to catch one.
lvl 0
# Aug 10 2005 at 10:16 AM Rating: Good
233 posts
I remember getting this about 1-2 months back when I started FFXI. Got to Selbina for dunes with my WAR and on the way back, while waiting for the boat, fished and caught this. ^^ fishing skill was 0. Not sure what I used or what day/time/moonphase it was, but I still caught it :)
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# Jun 17 2005 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Glass Fiber Rod + Lugworm.

3.5 fishing skill at the time, caught the fat greedie and got a nice 0.2 skillup from it.
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first fishy got the ring
# Jun 10 2005 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
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really bored waiting for a party so i decided to try fishing
0 fishing level, composite rod using lugworms without any fishing gear

3 casts
1st line breaks, 2nd line breaks, 3rd = fat greedie
My story
# May 15 2005 at 10:24 PM Rating: Default
18 posts
well.. here's my story
lvl 0 fishing skill
no fishing clothes
carbon fishing rod
(1) cast line out by the pier
(2) fishing rod breaks
(3) i give up and exp
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Fat Greedie
# Apr 26 2005 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Last night i was trying out my Hubbys new Hume fishing rod waiting for a Pty to fom. On the first cast I caught a fat greedie. i had no fishing skills what so ever. All i was using was lugworms right out in front of the guy that i bought them from. Caught about 5 more last night in the span of about 30 minutes.
# Apr 11 2005 at 6:30 AM Rating: Decent
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well i just got it and i'm only lvl 6 in fishing i can't believe i did a quest with out knowing it lol well you can get this fish around the time to can get the normal ones well happy fishing
Bamboo rod + Lugworm
# Mar 16 2005 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I just caught a fat greedie with a bamboo fishing rod and a lugworm cause fishermanrods.net listed that as a valid combination. I had level 1 fishing skill and full fishing gear. Caught it with the second cast on the pier.

Edited, Thu Mar 17 04:05:30 2005
# Jan 28 2005 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
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I caught this fish at level 0, yes level 0...
RE: lvl0
# Feb 13 2005 at 3:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I also caught a Fat greedie at level0
Caught Fat Greedie
# Dec 14 2004 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I caught Fat Greedie while lfp for my THF. I was using a Tarutaru Fishing Rod with lugworms, hoping to break the rod for synthing skill. Took only about 10 casts to pull it in.

Darksday, 6 am, 21% waning crescent. Level 3 fishing without any of my fishing gear on.

Edited, Tue Dec 14 16:45:53 2004
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# Nov 25 2004 at 1:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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After talking to Oswald inside of the hotel, you must talk to Jimaida, who is NOT located in the fishing guild (he's outside standing near a table). He says something about Zaldon being able to help. Zaldon is the one who cuts the fish open, not Jimaida, as the OP stated.
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RE: Jimaida
# Jan 27 2005 at 5:18 PM Rating: Excellent
83 posts

You must speak to Jimaida after Oswald or quest will not work...

And all this for an amber earring ;-(

Good fame I hope!!!

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# Oct 16 2004 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
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I caught the fat greedie just by chance so I figured hey, I can do this quest and then do the others for a free glass fiber rod.

Problem: I can't activate this quest for some reason. Yaya says nothing of interest to me when I talk to her. Oswald tells me about the ring but the quest is not activated. I have fairly high fame in all three nations and I've done many quests for Selbina too (including all the monument ones to get the map of crawler's nest)

What am I overlooking?

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# Oct 22 2004 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Try talking to Jimaida in the Guild shop. I think the quest shows up in the log only after he offers to cut open any Greedies you catch.
Fat Greedie
# Oct 12 2004 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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i caught a fat greedie w/ comp fish rod w/ a Robber Rig (fishing skill 31)
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Fish at the pier for the boat..
# Sep 26 2004 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I had been fishing in {Selbina} for a when I decided to catch the boat to {Mhaura}... While I was waiting on the pier to board the ship, I caught 3 fat greedies (only lets you keep one) in about as many minutes. I'm only level 5 fishing, and I wasn't wearing fishing clothes. Used carbon rod and lugworm. The pier seems to be the best place to catch one of these in my experience..
... pretty much a low-lvl BST these days ...
Pure Luck
# Sep 09 2004 at 8:13 AM Rating: Decent
I am a lvl 2 fisherman i was fishing while i was waiting for ship to mhaura and caught a fat greedie. It was a rare/exclusive so i kept it and punched it into item search. needless to say i'd rather be lucky than good.
Getting the quest
# Sep 03 2004 at 1:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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It took me less than 30 minutes to get the fat greedie. I'm Lv 10.8 using a Mithran rod and a minnow. However, I could not get Zaldon to slice the fish and give me the ring until I talked to Jimaida. He's the galka standing close to Yaya. He says something about Zaldon knowing something about the ring. Once I talked to Jimaida, Zaldon offered to slice the fish, and I got the ring.

I figured I mention this because it is not in the quest instructions. Good luck.

Edited, Fri Sep 17 06:35:29 2004
wont give me quest
# Aug 31 2004 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I can't get this quest activated from the NPC Yaya. I don't see anything regarding fame needed to do this quest. I just can't get this quest. Can I just try and fish for the greedy anyway?
Plz Help me out.
# Aug 29 2004 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Wound up doin this quest LV 0 Fishing skill Carbon Fibre Rod, and Lugworms took about 15 mins of solid fishing, and 3/4 stack of lugworms
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fat greedie
# Aug 26 2004 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Did this quest this past weekend

lvl 7 fishing skill
no fishing clothes
carbon rod
lug worms
i stood on the pier to the left of the npc that tells you the ferry arrival times...

i caught the fat greedie in about 30 min..
hehe: Nice
# Aug 19 2004 at 7:21 PM Rating: Good
177 posts
Second Cast from the Pier

Composite Fishing Rod
Sliced Sardines

Skill 30+(4)
Composite Rod/bad luck
# Aug 12 2004 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
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To those attempting this quest, use one of the smaller fish catching rods, the composite rod seems to be able to, but not worth your time with the considering how much of the bait is lost to "this fish was too small" odds are more then a few were the fat greedie you wanted :S
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bad luck w/fat greedie
# Aug 11 2004 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
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My fat greedie horror story:

Lv. 5 skill
full Lv. 1 fishing gear
Carbon fishing rod

around 17:00 (not sure what day)

I catch a fat greedie, but didn't realize my inventory was full, so it went back into the sea. 2 casts later, my rod breaks... ><
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2 Fat Greedies!
# Aug 09 2004 at 3:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I was waiting on the boat and decided to lvl my fishing skill (1). First I caught some jellyfishies and then I got 2 Fat Greedies in a row! ^^ But you can only hold one so I threw the second one back into the sea! =(

Equipment: Glassfiber rod + Minnow
Luck? hmmm
# Aug 04 2004 at 1:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I just spent about an hour fishing by the npc that gives the sub-job quest and got nothing. I then decided to move to the pier and in under 5 minutes I got that fatty:)

btw I was using carbon rod+lugworm
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