Fear of Flying  

Start Area: Port Bastok
Start NPC:Kurando (H - 6)
Related Areas:Rolanberry Fields
Related Mobs:Kurando (H - 6)
Silk Caterpillar (K - 7)
Min Level:30
Max Level:75
(Average from 12 ratings)
Items Required:Silkworm Egg
Title Obtained:Airship Denouncer
Items Granted:Black Silk Neckerchief
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Kurando claims that every time the airship flies over Rolanberry, a horrible beast appears. The best he is referring to is a Silk Caterpiller. It spawns when airship passes around K-7. (Be careful, it links with Berry Grab, and there are Evil Weapons around. Level 30 will read it Even Match.) Kill the beast and return the Silkworm Egg it drops to Kurando so he may validate his fear of flying to others.


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# Mar 13 2007 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Can this quest be repeated
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Easy Kill
# Jan 06 2007 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I just soloed this as a lvl 31 BLU/ NIN. Killed it in about 35 sec with only 50 hp lost. I definitely could of taken it out at lvl27 or 28. Very easy kill.
easy mob
# Aug 14 2006 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
killed this mob easy 33BLM/RDM took him out with a warerII + stoneII and aeroga +blizzaga=DEAD :)
# Jan 20 2006 at 2:56 PM Rating: Default
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Im a lvl50 THF and i just killed the NM for this quest, got drop, but when i go talk to this guy all he says is "Do i like airships? are you crazy? they're a menace". and if i trade to him he says nothing. can somebody give me info on how to get this quest??
Edit: i have little or no fame in bastok could that be the reason??

also if you guys want to talk about killing the mob do it on the page about the nm not the one about the quest it gets things cluttered.

Edited, Fri Jan 20 14:57:19 2006
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RE: how?
# May 15 2006 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes, that is going to be the reason 90% of the time you can't get a quest. I'm afraid I dont know just how much fame IS needed though, unfortunately.
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# Dec 25 2005 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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675 HP on this thing

Dropped a Holy and a Seraph Strike on it

And then it bounced off my spikes x 2 and died on me

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low level
# Nov 14 2005 at 4:06 AM Rating: Decent
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This mob might be lvl 30 but I doubt it.

Safe kill as rng30 or nin30

# Nov 06 2005 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
Found it in the SE corner of H-7. When you find the solitary tree, it's just nw of that, still in the H-7 corner.

Couldn't get any easier. Battle went something like this...
Freeze: 757 dmg
Weapon: 26 dmg
ShockSpikes: 6 dmg

I'd say it's health is right around 784-789.

Easy as a 51BLM/WHM.
starting the quest
# Oct 31 2005 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
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For some reason everytime i try and start the quest it won't allow me too. and i check my quest and i haven't started let alone completed it. I have the egg. Could someone please advise
RE: starting the quest
# Dec 29 2005 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Not to be smart or anything but you ARE level 30 right? Or atleast, the job you're maining at the time you try and get the quest? I had a L73 BLM help me get the egg (One cast of Blizaga III was more than enough to take it out) only to realize that as a 22BLM I couldn't get my much desired kerchief yet.
# Sep 18 2005 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
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not rewpeatible sell 4 200k
# Jul 07 2005 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
Killed it 1 shot as a 52 BLM w/ freeze 906 dmg didnt need to buff up. But i wasted time buffing so i missed the ship back to Bastok...
# Aug 05 2005 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
IT never hit me cause my eva is too high but 750-850 damage is enough to kill this thing.
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death by blm
# Jun 18 2005 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
yah I'm a 54 blm and I bond it and casted freeze hit for 801, death ,never even hit me. I know I wanted to get it but I'm taru so it could wait I need more help with af them this
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# Jun 15 2005 at 1:12 PM Rating: Default
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Sidewinder = death
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# Jun 13 2005 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed as a 25 Drk/Nin.

Had to 2hr it, and use a hi potion i had on me.
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# Feb 11 2005 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, I just solo'd it WHM40/BLM20.

Cast Stoneskin, Blink, Aquaveil & Blaze Spikes and has protect/shell on.

I bound it, got in a Dia II, Banish II and Blizard before bind wore off, I melee'd and cast Banish > Blizard to take him down.

It was incredibly easy and droped (I think it drops all the time but I'm not sure).
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# Jan 04 2005 at 5:41 AM Rating: Decent
Just killed the Silk Caterpiller twice in a row. As said, it is very easy to find it. Lower right corner of K-7. I did it at night, and during the day. Didn't see the airship, but saw spawn easily both times. Did it as 50 RDM/25 WHM. Barely damaged me before Stoneskin first time, using other spells to beat it down; left me at 676/804 second time (didn't use anything besides Protect II and Shell II) and I fought it only with sword, besides the initial Fire II to get it's attention. Took it out in seconds and got egg both times. No exp at this level though it read "Impossible to gauge". It tried to poison me but it didn't work either time. I didn't see any of the Berry Grubs mentioned at all. My fame was 3 or 4 when I got the quest. I'm from Sandy, so had to get fame for other quest (Mainly to get Teleport-Dem scroll: AH prices for tele scrolls are completely rediculous especially since I am soloing the quests very easily with no problems with my 50 RDM). My WHM is 35, so I figured I'd get tele scroll quests because to poor to by from AH and logged this quest to get fame. Wasn't needed for fame, but doing it now since in Rolanberry area. Easy quest to do if higher level. If you need fame, good one for it.
nice drop
# Dec 19 2004 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
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the spawns easy to find, and the drop is common, did this twice with a LS friend, 20k for him, item for me.
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# Nov 01 2004 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I just got this quest at Fame lvl 3. The caterpiller was easy to kill too.
I nuke to please!!
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# Sep 22 2004 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm having the same problems as some others here. I can't get the quest, he just says, "Do I like airships? Are you crazy!? They're a menace!" and that's it, nothing else. I TRIED trading it to him, but that didn't do anything either. So, I slapped him a few times, then tried talking to him again, no good. Then I poked him a couple times, that didn't work. So, I gave up and left him to rot in Port Bastok.

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# Sep 26 2004 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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not enough fame hehe..
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# Aug 11 2004 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Is this quest repeatable?
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RE: Repeatable
# Sep 12 2004 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Heh, i've recieved 2 e-mails about this already, I forgot I had even made this post. The answer to my question is no, it's not repeatable.
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# Aug 11 2004 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Does Anyone know what fame you need for him to give you the quest? I am about fame 2 and he still wont give it to me?
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RE: Fame
# Sep 26 2004 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
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ohh i dint get it til like.. fame.. 7 but tats just me, i just never talked to him, i could not get it when i was fame 3 tho
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# Aug 07 2004 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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ran into him while doing something else...pwned its ***...hope the reward sells for enough to make it worth getting off my chocobo =/
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# Jul 31 2004 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
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It has about 1000 HP. I just killed it. Easy as pie.
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# Jul 15 2004 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
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easy kill as BLM level 38. ES + Bind then nuke away hit me maybe 2 times was very easy and got my neckerchief for free!
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Kurando Location Correction
# Jul 12 2004 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Technically, Kurando is at (H-7) not (H-6). He's next to the "Harbor Way" S wall, down the stairs at H-6.

Edited, Mon Jul 12 22:35:56 2004
Min level
# Jul 06 2004 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I was able to get this quest as a lvl 17 war with lvl 4 or 5 fame in Bastok.

The min level needed to initiate the quest is NOT 30.

I am currently lvl 22 and waiting for a high level friend to come help me kill the caterpillar.
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RE: Min level
# Oct 17 2005 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
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notice how your waiting for a high level... cause you can't complete the quest without atleast a lvl 30... hence the level requirment of 30.
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RE: Min level
# Aug 13 2004 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Just because it says min level, doesn't mean that you have to be that level to initiate the quest. Just means that it's prefered.
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Solo'd at 30 MNK
# May 19 2004 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
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30 MNK / 12 WAR, used 100 fists but I probably didn't need to. He went down fast, left me with 595/697 HP, but he did poison me which lasted for a while - I was 435 HP when the poison effect left. Dropped a silk thread and the quest item, and gave me 100 XP.
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# Apr 12 2004 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok. So I have the "Silkworm egg" sitting in my mog house. Accidently got it killing the "Silk worm". I read up on the quest here and now I'm stuck with it because the stupid Kurando guy just keeps saying hes afraid of flying. I'd like to know what amount of Bastokan fame I need for him to give me the quest being that "No fame required" is a big fat lie. I've started going through Bastok and doing a couple of the quests but still no luck. If you have any idea please post.
RE: Fame?
# Dec 06 2005 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Level 4 fame is required for this quest.
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RE: Fame?
# Jun 17 2004 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
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try trading it to him
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killed it
# Apr 07 2004 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Killed it as a 31DRG/15THF

I was chatting when I engaged it, so I forgot to Sneak Attack it for the first blow. I also forgot to summon my Wyvern until already engaged. I still had no trouble killing it. Had about 125/542 or something like that at the end of the battle
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# Apr 04 2004 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed it as a lvl 36whm/10blm cast regen, cure3 a couple times, dia, poison, bio and blaze spikes.

Had 405 of 411 hp after i finished killin it
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# Mar 12 2004 at 5:32 PM Rating: Default
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omw to camp lizzy as a 34thf and had a blm sub so i could use poison to claim her fast then this happened... http://www.angelfire.com/scary/hank
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# Mar 02 2004 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
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spawn's alot and ez to find .. killed it with my 38thf use 2 hour just in case eazyly killed and got the egg
Can't get this quest?
# Feb 26 2004 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
I have a pretty decent amount of fame in Bastok. I did the repeatables enough times to get Warp. But I cannot get this quest. Any idea why? I figured I was so sure to get it that I killed the Caterpillar before I even got the quest. Egg dropped on first kill- I soloed it with ease with 41/20 BLM/WHM.

Anyone else having trouble getting the quest? He just tells me he hates airships. I tried trading the egg anyway but no dice. Argggg.
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# Feb 25 2004 at 8:25 PM Rating: Default
lol just solo'd as a 30 whm/blm, used 2 hr and all mana got me wore down but it is possible lol
# Feb 18 2004 at 12:55 PM Rating: Default
I am unclear on this do i have to kill this thing from rolanberry or on the airship? I just now got the quest and am still one key short of takin the airship.
RE: Huh???
# Feb 22 2004 at 4:13 PM Rating: Default
Kill it in Rolanberry
NPC location
# Feb 17 2004 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
Kurando is at H-7 in bastok port.
# Feb 13 2004 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
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There IS a title granted for this, the wonderful title of "Airship Denouncer"

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# Feb 04 2004 at 10:26 PM Rating: Default
pfft, lv42 paladin here, wanst even trying when i fight him. lv35 melee soloable i believe
# Feb 01 2004 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Just solo'd this as 30 mnk / 8 rng. Used 2 hour/dodge/focus. He got me down to 150/600 hp.
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What level again?
# Jan 20 2004 at 1:00 PM Rating: Default
I was passing by Rollanbery Fields then I saw this Silk Cartepillar. I knew it was a NM, then I checked it and it appears Impossible to Gauge for me. Im level 38whm and already have the quest. So I didnt tryed to kill it.
RE: What level again?
# Feb 14 2004 at 9:34 AM Rating: Default
all NM's check as Impossible to gauge. even if it were easy prey to you.
# Jan 10 2004 at 7:01 PM Rating: Default
I found the Silk Caterpillar by accident roaming around Rolanberry looking for a stone monument.

I solo'd is as a female elvaan Lv30 warrior with Lv18 whm subbed at Lv15. I used Mighty Strikes (2 hour), and Defender, and killed the ***** with like 4/5 health to spare and didn't use any whm spells except Paralyze and Dia. Isn't very hard.
Soloable, 35 BLM
# Jan 07 2004 at 1:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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Put on Shock Spikes, used 2hr, Elemental Seal, Bind. Then casted all my II version spells, bind broke, he got me down to like 30% HP left but he died. Worm does spawn in K-7, almost near L-8, between the 2 wall pieces up near the valley between the mountains.
# Jan 06 2004 at 11:28 PM Rating: Default
Is the Silworm Egg an EX quest item, or is it the same thing as Crawler Eggs? If it's the same as Crawler Eggs, could you just buy an egg and give it to him without killing the caterpillar?
RE: egg
# Jan 07 2004 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
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It's EX
# Dec 21 2003 at 9:43 AM Rating: Default
I solo'd it as a lvl 30 taru monk (subbing 12 war) using 2 hour.
# Dec 18 2003 at 11:50 AM Rating: Default
Silkworm, and if you go out from rolanberry from jeuno turn left you will see the bone structures that spawn weapons. It spawns in between the first opening of these two structures on a hill.

Btw where is the Npc in bastok port?
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 18 2003 at 11:50 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Silkworm, and if you go out from rolanberry from jeuno turn left you will see the bone structures that spawn weapons. It spawns in between the first opening of these two structures on a hill.
# Dec 12 2003 at 12:05 AM Rating: Default
Silkworm has about 700hp, and hits a lvl 42 Taru BLM in full RSE (def 127) for 24-31 dmg. Soloable for sure at this point. Probably soloable as soon as a BLM has Fire2.
I know what it is
# Dec 07 2003 at 3:41 PM Rating: Excellent
NEVERMIND!! Ignore my last post.

Talk to Kurando in Port Bastok, around the tunnel close to the beach (H-6/7)

2. Contents - To let people know the terror of the airship, please bring the proof of the monsters that appear in Roranberry fields when the airship passes.

3. Defeat Silk Caterpillar (looks like a Berry Grab), and get the silkworm egg. It spawns when
airship passes around K-7.

4. Be careful, it links with Berry Grab, and there are Evil Weapons around. Level 30 will read it
Even Match.

5. Trade the egg with Kurando.

6. As a reward, you will receive Blacksilk Neckachief (Lev 20, Def 2, Int+1, Res.Darkness+3)
RE: I know what it is
# Jan 05 2004 at 4:24 PM Rating: Default
thanks :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 05 2004 at 4:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) thanks :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 05 2004 at 4:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) thanks :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 05 2004 at 4:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) thanks :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 05 2004 at 4:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) thanks :)
#Whatley, Posted: Dec 08 2003 at 1:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Thanks for the info.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 07 2003 at 3:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I think this is that mission where you have to fly to Sandoria from jeuno or something, and it has to be a full moon and a monster appears or there is a ??? at the back of the ship and you examine it. I'm unsure but i heard of something like this
What Monster?
# Dec 05 2003 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
What is the name and location of the monster that needs to killed for this quest?
RE: What Monster?
# Feb 15 2004 at 5:29 PM Rating: Default
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read posts.....
75whm/75blm /75rdm/75nin/75brd/75smn/ 75 War
RE: What Monster?
# Feb 25 2004 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
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You might want to take your own advice.. cause if you had read the entire post (including date posted) you would have realized that the information wasn't available yet when he asked for the information.

Hopefully people will take a bit more time in looking at the date posted in the future.
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RE: What Monster?
# Feb 25 2004 at 1:51 PM Rating: Default
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Double post

Edited, Wed Feb 25 13:53:09 2004
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