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 06:00:36 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
28 posts
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
43 posts
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
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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
too weak
# Jun 15 2005 at 1:12 PM Rating: Default
22 posts
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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Fear of Flying
# 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.

RE: that sob (not Star Onion Brigade)
# 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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