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Test My Mettle  

Realm:Other
Start Area: Selbina
Start NPC:Devean (I - 9)
Type:General
Related Areas:Davoi
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Power Sandals
Last Updated: Fri May 13 18:11:31 2005

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Talk to Devean behind Sheperd's Muster in Selbina.

He asks if you want to find some loot he hid in Davoi. If you say yes he will ask you to bring him back a pair of power sandals hidden inside an urn in Davoi, and will ask if you want to bet on how quick you will make it back to him. You then need to bet either 100, 150, 500, or 1000 gil and if you will make it back in 24, 36, 48, 60, or 72 hours. The quicker you come back to him with the sandals, the more money you will make. Example is if you choose that you will be back in 24 hours you will get back 3 times your bet for your reward, and if you choose that you will be back in 72 hours you will get 1.2 times your bet for a reward.

You must be back to him before the time you said to get the money, if you are not back in time you lose the money from your bet.

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Barely 4 hrs
# May 11 2009 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
I started the bet at 18:20 and used my 48THF/24BLM to warp back to my hometown, then I OP'd to Jugner. I used flee as soon as I got there, then I put sprinter's shoes on and entered Davoi. I check at the first location, then ran over to the area with WAR AF1 (don't remember the pos>.<), and there it was. Then I warped back to Windy so I could OP to Valkurm, and was back at the guy just before 22:00. Kept my sandals tho, just wanted to see how long it took to get it done.
Might take longer tho of course if you don't find the "Jar" right away. The orcs at the WAR AF1 area checked EP to me, no aggro.


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I wish I knew about this quest earlier... *goes and sulks in the corner*

Me too; ; me too....
Can't Flag
# Apr 17 2008 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I cannot flag this quest, and I have no idea why. I meet the requirements according to the wiki, rank 3, lvl 18. Supposedly there is no fame requirement, I believe my Sandy fame is 3 which corresponds to Selbina fame, so I don't know what the problem is...
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# Dec 18 2007 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
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This quest is currently being exploited like mad by pos hackers, so do not be surprised if you can't get the sandals.

Basically in addition to everything in the guide here, you will have to clear Davoi of one or more position/invisibility (?) hackers before you can manage to get it.

Just do /sea for an anon and invis user who deathwarps to selbina then moves through each zone impossibly fast, then repeats it over and over.

After a GM call or two, usually something will be done about this person. At that time there will be a window of opportunity for you to get your sandals. Use it before they make a new account and enjoy.

Edited, Jan 23rd 2008 9:49am by Snorkeldorfer
24 hours??
# Feb 19 2007 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Did this today, not for the sandals but rather to get the quest completed. I'll do a re-run of it when I want them, but for now I'm just wanting the quest done and dusted.

Got the quest, selected 100 gil and accidentally hit the 24 hour bet. Meh, whatever, I'll get it done.

Did some other things but eventually took myself to Davoi to get the quest done. The best guide for this quest is ffxiclopedia's one found here:

http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/Test_My_Mettle

Gives the locations of the Jars, which helped greatly. Checked all of the easy locations first, before going through Monastic to get to the fortress part. Typically the Jar was at the stronghold, but I kept invis up (didn't bother with sneak), and managed to uninvis, click on the Jar, get the sandals, and then invis again, without any aggro whatsoever. Warped back to Jeuno.

Now here's the problem. I went back to Selbina later that day (well under 24 RL hours), and the idiot said that I was late! Very bizarre, it must've been 7 or 8 hours. So, I can only assume that either 24 hours refers to Vana'diel time, or that 24 hours means before the next Japanese midnight time. Bah.


Anyhow, a few tips for y'all, since the guide above is extremely poor:

- The Jar appears as a Jar, run around hitting Tab or whatever, and it'll come up as Jar, not Urn, ???, Storage Hole, !, or anything else.

- Use the ffxiclopedia guide for the locations of the Jar, and mark 'em on your map beforehand (makes things easier when running around Davoi).

- I did this as a 58 RDM, and just used Invisible throughout. Since you never have to let invis down, there was never the chance that I'd get aggro except at the point when I had to click on the Jar.

- If the Jar is at the stronghold, you'll just have to be patient and wait for the Orcs to turn their backs to you before clicking on the Jar.

- If you intend on completing the quest, be warned that 24 hours doesn't appear to be 24 RL hours at all. Just get the quest and go and do it straight away, then return for your reward.

Hope that all helped ^^
Fun fun fun XD
# Nov 09 2006 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, firstly i'll say this...Orc's just don't give up XD

Went in as my 41War/20Mnk without oils or powders, which was pretty stupid, but this sort of thing tends to be done repeatedly by me.
Anyway, searched all around the level 20ish orc areas, but couldn't find the Jar anywhere, so off i go to the Hide Flap (Warrior AF weapon) area, try getting as close as possible without aggroing the easy prey and decent challenge orcs here, but still no sign of the jar.

So, kamikaze Bairdos came to town XD

Ran right throught about 10 orcs, all who aggroed, still no jar.
Running for my life, i see an area on the map where i think i'd be able to dive into the river, so head for it, slowly losing more hp, and getting even more orcs chasing me.

I get to the area where the dive is, and what do i see, the lovely green lettered word appear "Jar" XD
I grabbed the Power Sandals instantly, then tried to make my dive...only to find it wasn't possible, and i had in fact led myself into a dead end...well, there went my level 41, but at least i got the kick **** sandals XD
Easy... eventually
# Oct 27 2006 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this as 20Thf/Nin with a friend who came as 42Whm/Rdm for Tele... went to the very top and died using the elevator...
Went back later that night as 63Sam/18Nin, used Tonko through Cavern and at top, no agro, but could not find Jar... had searched lower lvls first btw... used Warp stick, Orcs took shadows off and hit me 3 times before I warped...
Back again today, found Jar at K-9, first spot I checked, super easy... I would recommend searching lower lvls everyday until you find it, not worth the hassle of going to Stronghold imho
Steelbiter area
# Oct 16 2006 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I found my Power Sandals in the "Jar" where Steelbiter Gudrud spawns (J-9/J-10). I followed Rosenballs' walkthrough to the hut, but never seen the "Jar", and after reading where some people found it around F-7, decided to go try there. Targeted the "Jar" on the way back through and VOILA.
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Requirements to flag quest
# Oct 14 2006 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know what the requirements are to flag this quest?

I know for certain that a level 15 with no subjob cannot flag it yet, just wondering when I can get the quest.
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# Sep 09 2006 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I gotta thank Rosenballs for his walkthrough. It was spot on. I bought 12 prizm powders, two sneaks, switched to a level 1 job and took off for Davoi. Followed Rosenballs instructions to the letter and got the boots right outside the oak doors. I then proceded to go thru the oak doors and unleashed my fury on Dirtyhanded Gochakzuk (who nuked me for 1057)

In total the quest took me maybe an hour, cost 17,000 gil (20k for powder + 6k for sneak - 9k for the three unused powders) and 0 xp since I was level 1.
lol
# Aug 25 2006 at 11:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I did this quest 3 years ago. Poor guy is still waiting for me to return. Think I lost the reward. BooHoo.

Was kinda hard for my 35RDM. Sneak and invis thru the whole thing. Died 3 times trying. The last time I just got the sandles and then got hit 1 time and died. But hey I got the sandles^^
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F-7
# Jul 30 2006 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Found my jar at F-7 thankfully, used my 75 WAR to get them for my 18 PLD
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doesnt work
# Jun 24 2006 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
ive seen this link continously in three posts already and they dont work, just a heads-up
either that or its just my dumb laptop lol <_<
http://ffxi.killvoid.com/maps/images/davoi.jpg
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doesnt work
# Jun 24 2006 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
ive seen this link continously in three posts already and they dont work, just a heads-up
either that or its just my dumb laptop lol <_<
http://ffxi.killvoid.com/maps/images/davoi.jpg
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Problem
# Apr 18 2006 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I talk to the bloke that starts it and hes trying to tell me im not ready yet do i have to have my advanced job as main or something because at the moment ive got my lvl 30 war as main. Or am i just really not ready??!?!?!?!?!
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RE: Problem
# May 15 2006 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
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He's looking out for you. He doesn't want to see you slaughtered in davoi.
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widescan
# Apr 09 2006 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
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will the jars show up on widescan? if it does that will help a ton! also my highest lvl is 30 WAR should i sub nin for tonko or rng for widescan? or i might do nin/rng lol 11nin/1rng that will be fun ><
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+3 VIT ; ;
# Mar 26 2006 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I wish I knew about this quest earlier... *goes and sulks in the corner*
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# Mar 26 2006 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I wish I knew about this quest earlier.... *goes and sulks in a corner*
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Whenever someone asks if chr affects emnity, the pld community gets very angry, our emnity rises. So there, chr does affect emnity, just not the right kind.

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Jar
# Feb 19 2006 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I found my sandals by the house, right in front of the door with the WM 8-1 NM lurking inside. Talk about a nerve wracking quest.
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Sandals
# Nov 29 2005 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Found "Jar" at (F-7) Obtained: Power Sandals :3
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Power Sandals
# Nov 20 2005 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
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i've just found them in jar hanging on the fireplace near stronghols (H-8)
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Can this be done?
# Sep 27 2005 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Assuming you know exactly where to look for the pot, is it possible to run (not using Chocobos or speed enhancers or teleports) from Selbina to Davoi and back in 24 game hours?
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FAME?
# Jul 29 2005 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Fri Jul 29 20:36:44 2005
easy find
# Jul 02 2005 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
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i walked right in davoi, targeted the first jug i found, the one right across the pond, and got my sandals. took all of about 30 seconds.
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Repeatable
# Jun 24 2005 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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This quest is repeatable. I did it as a 56 whm.

1) I bet 1000 gil in 24 hours.
2) Teleport-holla and choco to Davoi.
3) Searched the area to the west then the south and then to the east.
4) Found "Jar" at (K-9) and obtained power sandals.
5) Teleport-holla and choco back to Selbina.
6) Made it back in 14 hours and traded the sandals for 3000 gil reward.

I noticed he keeps the sandals so don't trade them if you want to keep them. I restarted the quest and ran back to Davoi and found the "Jar" again. This was still within the 24 hours of my first bet. The second time I found it at (J-9). This quest isn't a good way to make gil since it cost me about 750 for each choco rental.
How i found it
# Jun 10 2005 at 5:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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OK, if your doing this quest your probably only here because of the boots, i can't think of many people wanting to risk life and limb on a bet. Unless it's madness that drives you??

This is how i did it.

NOTE: I did this as a level 51 and so i didn't get aggro from pugils or lower lvl Orks. This saved me a bit of money in the long run and resulted in me only using 4 prism powders for the journey there.

I entered Davoi and proceed to H-11, which is the entrance to Monastic cavern, just south off the map. The area surronding the zone i started reading EP and 1 DC at lvl 51 so i used a prism powder.

After zoning into the cavern i used another powder immediatly and moved east. I travelled through a large room of orks, a army if you will almost all of which were IT. So theres no way you can get the boots without powder or invs. After heading as far east as i could i took the parth leading north then took my immediate exit east. This looks like a dead end but its actually a zone back to davoi.

After entering i once again used another prism powder and quickly TAB'ed around the area. From here i saw "Jar" highlighted on the top of the hill, next to the hut. I followed the path right and took the elevator which luckily was unguarded. After hitting it to go up i immediatly used another prism powder and I'm glad i did because ALOT of Orks are waiting for you at Top.

I worked my way west from here around the hut and there on the corner at (H-8) i found Jar. Invs off, select and WHAM...Power Sandels. I died to get back, but i know that i could have made it safelly back had i wanted to as even after selecting Jar i hadn't been spotted.

P.S These Boots are obviously great for PLD, but i can't think of many other examples where they are supper useful. Also from what i have read on these forums ( because it was these i used as a guide for my expedition) the Jar does move from place to place. But in this instance i would always recommend looking around the hut area as it's littered with Jars and I'm betting any one of them is a possible container.

Also as a previous poster mentioned, your looking for "JAR" not anything else. Don't bother with ??? or anything like that. It's JAR!. Got it? JAR. One more time? JAR :D

Good luck!

Edited, Fri Jun 10 06:07:14 2005
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Widescan?
# May 03 2005 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Will the jar show up on widescan?

Edited, Tue May 3 07:06:54 2005
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RE: Widescan?
# May 24 2005 at 12:34 PM Rating: Good
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I found this yesterday, it's not a ??? It just says Jar
Click on the jar, and there ya go.
RE: Widescan?
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nope, just as a ??? wont and a mining point, harvesting point etc wont... and yes i have tried it.. rock on
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One question
# Apr 15 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I got these sandels way after the time limit for the quest had already expired. Of course, the guy won't let me restart the challenge unless I drop the sandals. But can I throw them in my mog house, start the quest, grab them and run back, and still complete the quest? Will he let you start it if the sandals are in your mog house?
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One question
# Dec 11 2006 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Try sending them to yourself via the in game delivery service, just don't take them. I think that will work, but i wouldn't swear on int.
RE: One question
# May 16 2005 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I haven't done this quest myself yet, but i'd have to assume that, since you are unable to get rare-exclusive items when they are in your mog house, you won't be able to leave them in your mog house without him believing that they aren't there. In other words... highly doubtful that trick would work.
Jar of Doom
# Mar 28 2005 at 2:11 AM Rating: Good
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My boyfriend and I wanted a pair of these sandles for our tanking jobs. We found his near the center stronghold, down by the Geezards.

I ended up finding mine smack in the middle of the IT orcs in the southwest corner. =P

Snuck in, dropped Invis, grabbed the sandles, retreated behind the tents, re-applied invisible and warped us to Holla. ^_^

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lucky me...
# Mar 27 2005 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
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YES, I finally got them. Been one day since I decided I wanted them, and I just got them. The first time, I went in with a lvl 75 WHM. I could tell he didn't know what he was doing, but it was nice of him to help me all the same. Then I died from a train that somehow saw through my invis or sneak or something, and all I saw was:

The Orcish Beast Rider Scores a critical hit!
xxx (I am not posting my name) takes 121 points of damage!

The Orchish whatever uses fire (or something I'm making this one up) hits xxx for 231 damage!

xxx is defeated by the Orcish Fire Belcher.

But it was not his fault. He had to go, used Telleport-Holla, and I was stuck trying to find another person to help me. After what seemed like 5-6 hours of nonstop searching, I headed to Sandy and just happened to see a lvl 65 PLD who was wearing Power Sandals. I asked him if he knew where they were, and he did, so he decided to help me. He told me not to enter, and that he would come back once he found the jar. After literally 2 mins of him using Prism Powders, he said, "Found it, you're lucky it was over here." It was the first place that was listed on the map. Did not even need sneak or invis when we went back; he beat the **** out of anything that even wandered near me. I went over when we arrived, examined the jar, and I got em'!!

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT, MR. "I DO NOT THINK YOU ARE EXPIRIENCED ENOUGH YET!!!???"

Edited, Sun Mar 27 08:28:18 2005
Moss?
# Mar 25 2005 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea um...what kind of moss do you have to buy to build up fame?

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EDIT-- brought 2 more stacks of boydah moss passed em in to npc got the quest!! took me like 1hr to get boots in the middle island there (i-9) i think..... can comfirm that in monastic cavern orcs do not aggro to sound... anyways WOOT WOOT!! got them sun-bitches lol


There are different kinds of moss. He gave me that fame **** also, and I have no idea what to buy that is cheap, AND that works. Please post if you know
RE: Moss?
# Apr 09 2006 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
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boyahda moss or million corn (which may be cheaper)
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Moss?
# Mar 25 2005 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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sorry...it posted twice.

Does not matter anymore. I got the FAME and the sandals, as listed above.

Edited, Sun Mar 27 08:32:01 2005
Jar Location
# Mar 16 2005 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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After accepting this quest from Devean in Selbina can the "Jar" location for my quest change? I died 4 times last night and followed Rosenballs walkthrough to the Stronghold (well put together mind you) but the Jar was not at the top of the elevator, or in the immediate area. So i went back 3 more times and just searched areas of Davoi with no luck. Going to try again tonight, but didn't want to go back to the stronghold if the location for me isn't going to change. I hope my questions is clear, and i appreciate anyones help. Thanks
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RE: Jar Location
# Mar 17 2005 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Ahh, FINALLY got them. I printed the map in a previous post.

http://ffxi.killvoid.com/maps/images/davoi.jpg
As already stated, bottle locations are not marked these show cave entrances) and used a pen to outline the following grids.

(F-9), (H-9), (G-6), (J-8), (F-6)...there may be more but these indicate locations posters have identified as finding the "Jar". This helped me to narrow my search area, instead of simply wandering Davoi. Mine was in (J-8) also.

The grids above DO NOT included the Stronghold location as identified in Rosenballs walkthrough. However the stronghold is as likely, or more likely, a location for the Jar as well. If you know of other locations please add to the list.

Edited, Thu Mar 17 08:22:43 2005
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finding them...
# Mar 12 2005 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
If you don't get to the sandals within the alotted time can you still find them in the Jar? Or do you need to bet first?
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RE: finding them...
# Mar 16 2005 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
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A previous post said that you can still get them even after time runs out. I am curious however if the location can change at all AFTER you have gotten the quest and/or after time has run out.
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If you finish
# Dec 24 2004 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
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What happens if you finish the quest? Like you turn in the boots within the time... obviously you win the bet... but do you keep the boots?

EDIT:
Nevermind... I did this with my whm character, gave the boots back and lost them ; ;. I thought maybe if I talk to him again... and luckily, I was able to do the bet again and I went back. The sandals were again on the middle island, but this time the Jar was near the bottom of the elevator... so it made it easier. Now that I got them again, I'm not giving them back. Now I have them for both of my characters ^^.

Edited, Tue Dec 28 04:24:22 2004
Finally got them!
# Dec 17 2004 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I've tried to get these sandals a few times. The last time I went, I had a WHM friend help me (he was on his PAL quest anyway) and he scouted out the jars in advance using the map posted below (thank you!). Of course, it was on the central island, so we ended up going through the Monastic Cavern. A stack each of Silent Oil and Prism Powder *minimum* is recommended if the thing is on the central island. It's not a fun spot to reach either, as you have to drop invis to throw an elevator switch. Just make sure you have a scroll of warp or teleport handy once you've gotten it.

This was my third attempt. I had died and given up on the last two. Just interested in keeping the sandals themselves though so I wasn't worried about time.
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# Nov 26 2004 at 3:16 AM Rating: Default
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when i first tried to get this quest devean gave me the you are not ready blah blah... so i go and get 8 stacks of corn (cheapest of all of em at ah) and 1 stack of moss (all there were) and trade all of em in to the sheep dude there...... yet i still cannot get this quest WTF am i doing wrong?? i zoned after trading em all in to see if that did anything but i still get that **** message!! blah blah u arent ready yet. anyways if anyone can give me any info ill be very thankful and rock on ppl



EDIT-- brought 2 more stacks of boydah moss passed em in to npc got the quest!! took me like 1hr to get boots in the middle island there (i-9) i think..... can comfirm that in monastic cavern orcs do not aggro to sound... anyways WOOT WOOT!! got them sun-bitches lol

Edited, Tue Nov 30 12:54:18 2004
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Looking for "Jar"
# Nov 19 2004 at 9:51 PM Rating: Default
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From this link i got below i belive from reading other peoples post of pos they found the "Jar" the (1) (2) ect... are where the Jar spawns hope this helps
http://ffxi.killvoid.com/maps/images/davoi.jpg

EDIT: was just wondering has any1 actuly put in a bid of like say 1mil or so and finished quest in time? would be kewl ive seen Hee on garuda he seems to have almost 100mil

Edited, Fri Nov 19 21:54:10 2004
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RE: Looking for
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You can only bid 100-1000 gil, and it's done via NPC chat, not a Trade.
RE: Looking for
# Nov 21 2004 at 9:42 PM Rating: Decent
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The 1,2,3,4,5 are not Jar locations, they are entrances to Monastic Cavern. I just learned the hard way. >:(

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http://www.speakeasy.org/%7Esticks/ffxi/treasure/Fr_Davoi.html

This is a map of Treasure Chest. I wonder if this might overlay some how. I have no idea i am at work right now can't test it. I spent 3 hours and 3 deaths last night trying to find it. If u can get a chance to help me with this.

Bahamut server in davoi logged out will be in the game around 7pm eastern time if u wanna help

http://ffxi.killvoid.com/maps/images/davoi.jpg

Sorry for the several edits. But i found this also if someone can translate it.



Edited, Thu Sep 23 08:59:37 2004
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# Sep 01 2004 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
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I just got my boots. It took 4 deaths and over 3 hours, but I got 'em. I would strongly recommend starting from San d'Oria (if you're below lvl20 in particular, so you can make the choco ride) and doing this as a PLD or THF, as the slightest hesitation after dropping invis to interact with the jar can kill you.

My first time through Davoi I caught aggro from some bats, since I only had invis up at the time (I didn't even know there were bats >< in Davoi). The second time I ran around until I found the jar, but it turned out to be in the Stronghold, and I was on the level below. Again, I only had invis on, and I got a little overzealous trying to grab the sandals from the bottom of the ledge and ran afoul of a pugil.

The third time I actually made it to the jar (it was still in the same place.. presumably nobody else was hunting it at the time), then dropped invis, hit escape, and hit enter. I was dead before I realized I needed to hit escape twice after dropping invis. The fourth time was the charm, but I certainly didn't have time to activate my scroll of instant warp before being 2-shotted (as a 30WAR/15PLD).




So to summarize, bring lots of powder AND oil, make sure both are always on unless you're sure the area you're running through is clear of one type of aggro, and interact with the jar immediately after you drop invis (or have Invincible or Perfect Dodge on) if it happens to be in the Stronghold.
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What?
# Aug 18 2004 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
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Are you talking about the hours in real time or game time??? If its game time... im definitly choosing 72 hours XD
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RE: What?
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in game time lol
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Try this!!
# Jul 28 2004 at 10:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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I finally got the Sandals this evening. The method I used to explore Davoi was so easy it almost felt like cheating.

I was doing the Summerfest Mog Quests when me and my partner turned up in Davoi. We found the Goalpoint easy enough, but then I remembered this quest. When we got back to town I took off towards Selbina and started it. Then I returned to Bastok and did the Mog Quest again and again until I was sent to Davoi. And behold, I was in Davoi with an infinite Sneak and Invisible. I explored around and found the Jar in the southeast area, near a tent with a Hide Flap. I waited for the Orcs to move away, dropped Invisible, grabbed the Sandals out of the jar, and used the Glyph to warp back to town.

So there you go, as long as the jar isn't in the central island and you don't have to zone into Monastic Cavern, this is probably the easiest way to get to it. Better hurry, I think Summerfest only lasts another week or so. Good luck!
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RE: Try this!!
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What race did you go with to get to Davoi?
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RE: Try this!!
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I am a Hume Male, and both times I did the Mog quest with a Mithra I was sent to Davoi. I don't know if this is a coincidence or not, I had heard that your destination for the Mog quest is always random. Hope this helps.
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RE: Try this!!
# Aug 08 2004 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
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My friends went to Davoi with a group consisting of a Mithra and a Hume, I got to Davoi being a Hume- going with a Mithra. A really really really big coincidence? I think not. Oh well, Summerfest is over, or atleast will end, today. xD
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Turns out that if a Galka teams up with a Female Tarutaru, we go to Davoi.
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cant do the quest
# Jul 28 2004 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
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i cant start this quest. he says something like "Hey mister. i know how you can make quick and easy money, but you can't handle it yet" ne1 know y?
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the quest informational says you don't need fame...or is it that you start at 0 fame and 1 fame is considered "none". and wat s "norg" fame. and can you give me the full name of the moss?

thnx for your time :)
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RE: cant do the quest
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The fame rankings for many of the quests on Allakhazam are not accurate; I believe it defaults to "none" if the level is not known.

Norg fame (technically, Tenshodo fame) is fame related to any dealings with the underground syndicate, the Tenshodo. Since the Tenshodo runs Norg, your Tenshodo fame affects all prices and quest availability within Norg; however, it also affects other prices (such as those from the Tenshodo dealers in Bastok and Jeuno).
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RE: cant do the quest
# Jul 28 2004 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
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You do not have enough fame. Try the "Only the Best" quest and give him a bunch of Moss. However, this "apparently" lowers your Norg fame, so beware. (This is what I have read, I do not have any first hand knowledge)
Urn locations?
# Jul 28 2004 at 4:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, I tried to get the urn assuming that it was at the stronghold on the island. It wasn't; I died. $5000 in medicine and 600 EXP gone. :(

If anyone has a complete listing of Davoi urn locations, I'd be thrilled to see it. At least, if you complete this quest, list where your urn was.
Quest Walkthrough
# Jul 26 2004 at 1:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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Thank you all for posting - I guess that I was wrong about the perminent Jar location. Well, I'll keep this walkthrough here for anyone who might see the Jar at the stronghold. Here's how to get the Sandals if the Jar IF THE JAR IS AT THE STRONGHOLD:

I had a lot of trouble with this quest: I spent 15k on Silent/Prisim Powders and died 4 times before finally attaining this item. Was it worth it? I'd say so, but that's up to you. Anyway, I wanted to clear up any questions about this quest and help others do it cheaper and more easily in the future. Here's my little walkthrough for it IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THE SANDALS:

ATTN: IF THE JAR IS AT THE STRONGHOLD, YOU ARE GOING TO DIE DOING THIS IF YOU ARE LVL 70 OR BELOW, SO JUST ACCEPT IT AND GO ON

DOING THIS MISSION AS A PALADIN OR THIEF SO THAT YOU CAN USE YOUR 2-HOUR HELPS GREATLY - ONE HIT BY SOME OF THESE MOBS WILL KILL YOU AT LOWER LEVELS (18, which is ideally when you want to do this quest)

1. Go to Selbina and talk to Devean (I-9). He is up the stairs behind a few buildings.

2. Give him 100 gil and tell him you'll be back whenever, it doesn't matter, you're gonna pork him outta his sandals either way

3. Buy 3 bottles of Silent Potion and 4 Bottles of Prisim powerder. This should suffice if you do this walkthrough correctly.

4. Be sure to have a map of Davoi and of the Monastic Cavern - you will need both. (Davoi map can be purchased in North San d'Oria from Elesca (I-8). Don't know about the Monastic Cavern, I happened to already have it...)

5. Go to Davoi and use sneak/invis to get to (H-11) where you enter the Monastic Cavern. When you get into the Monastic Cavern, use another sneak/invis potion. Head to (I-8) where the map seems to head to a new zone. This will bring you back up to Davoi

6. BE CAREFUL. This area of Davoi is the "Stronghold" and there are Orcish Dragoons, etc. which are Lvl 70+. You will need another sneak/invis potion at this point.

7. Ok, the marker you are looking for is labelled "Jar", and is up the eleveator right next to the hut. Basically, you're going to die getting these sandals no matter what, so here's what I did:

a) Sneak/invis to the elevator, then uninvis to hit the switch when there are no orcs in your view. Get on the elevator, hit the switch again to make it go up, and then use your last prism potion (no sneak needed, only invis).

b) You are now up next to the hut and you must find the marker labelled "Jar". Once you find this, if you are PLD or THF, use your 2-Hour and become Invincible/Perfect Dodge. Then become uninvis (If you aren't already b/c of 2-hour, I can't remember) and check the Jar. You will obtain the Power Sandals.

That's how I did it, and died shortly thereafter. Whether or not you need a 2-hour is kind of luck, because there may or may not be Orcs near you when you examine the "Jar". I can say that in my experience, there were a ????-ton of Orcs, so my 2-HR was the only way possible to do it. If you can get by without it, more power to you. Don't plan on having enough time to warp back or anything like that, just take the death and be happy with a 3000gil pair of sandals (price you paid for potions).

Now, onto the FAQ/Clearing up part:

- The marker is labelled "Jar", not ??? or Urn or anything like that... It really **** me off that people posted that b/c I ran around forever looking for both of those and only found the Thyme Moss, which actaully does net you 3000gil on a mission, but doesn't do anything for the Sandals...

- Wear the ???? out of the Sandals cause they're money and not well known. I've had them for 2 days and already had a half a dozen people ask me where I got them. Can't beat a free pair of Sandals with +3 VIT... That would cost like 100k on an AH. Peace!

Edited, Wed Jul 28 12:39:49 2004
RE: Quest Walkthrough
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I did this last night. Tried going to the stronghold first and it wasnt there. Ended up dying trying to go back down the elevator and put the prism powder on fast enough. Cam back and checked the other open areas and found the Jug in G-9 next to a firepit I believe.
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Location of Urn
# Jul 22 2004 at 1:23 AM Rating: Decent
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There's actually a simplier but longer way to do this quest. The urn appears randomly (as we all know now) in Davoi, but it stays at one spot until someone takes the sandals from it.

So in other words, goto Davoi first, with sneak/invis, and find that single urn. then use warp/instant-warp to goto selbina and get quest

that way, you are guarenteed to get the urn within 24hrs.. however, if you're unlucky (like what happened to me) and someone gets the sandals before u.. I suggest give up and look for the next spawn spot and try again.
RE: Location of Urn
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your plan is good, but allows people to take it, i have a feeling like treasure chests it rotates after a period of time (most likely what happened to you), cause honestly as nice as those sandals are, im the only one that ive seen use em, im sure others use them...but i havent noticed it..a death or two (maybe a few more) are very much so worth it. lets see (my server) stack of prism powder at jueno 8k, (i went through 1 1/2) for a pair of boots that give +3 vit, (i sold my leaping boots after i got this) these are not even limited to class, so your pal/war/drk/sam/drg/bst and others will benefit from this nicely (and some more than others).
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alright just did this quest as a 51 dragoon, still a lot of agro :/ died 2x, the second was cause i completed it ^^b, though it was still harsh cause i had to drop invis around not just a lot of orcs....but almost instant death.

location of pot i found was at f-10/f9, i recall a well nearby (not the paladin one btw).
also, i did this quest in at least 24 hours of real life time cause i just had to go to work in the morning :/ so ya boo hoo i lost 100 gil and 2 deaths for a very nice pair of sandals ^^.
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Thanks for the info. I have one more question, however. What does the Urn actually look like? Is it an actual urn sitting on the ground? Or is it just a ??? spot? I have also seen a spot in Davoi that was just a single ! but I didn't get a chance to check it. Thanks for any help.
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RE: answers unvieled ^^
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its a single pot with a ??? on it, i saw a few ! (one under a log) dropped invis and agro from the other side of the wall ^^ made it out safely at least (that time :o ). that ! made me sad cause all it said was its damp here, not enough sunlight. it was a decent sized pot too, bigger than the others in the vacinty, hope that helps ^^
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Ok, a single, decent sized urn with a ???. Got it. Unfortunately my first attempt at exploring Davoi didn't go so well. I went in with Ninja subbed for Tonko: Ichi, only to forget that Bats aggro by sound . . .

Needless to say, a quick hit from a bat dropped my invisible and drew the attention of several angry orcs. Guess I'll bring some Silent Oil next time.
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Need some specifics
# Jul 16 2004 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Okay, I really want the Power Sandals so I would just like to confirm a few things about this quest.

1. Since I am planning to just take the Sandals and run, do I have all the time I want to find them? Is the time limit only concerned with getting your money back with the bet? If I bet I will find them in 72 game hours, can I take longer than that to find the Sandals since I don't care about the gil?

2. How many possible locations are known for finding the urn in Davoi? I did the last part of the Paladin quest solo using a couple Silent Oils and Prism Powders. If I know where to look, could I do that to find the urn?

3. The Brady Games guide claims that the quest can be started as long as you are Rank 3. Do you need fame in Selbina in addition to this to start the quest?

Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!
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RE: Need some specifics
# Jul 26 2004 at 5:03 PM Rating: Good
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1. Yes you can take all the time you want. I like to think that guy is still waiting for me to return the sandals.

2. You will not likely find the jar with a couple Silent Oils and prism powders. I came as a WHM. The "Jar" is in the last place i looked, (throught the monastic cavern) I must have recasted sneak ~40 times and invisible ~60 times.

3. Once again the brady games strategy guide is just plain wrong. It takes selbina fame. I have no idea how much. But seriously, max your selbina, bastok, sandoria, Jeuno and Rabao fame by doing this quest. It only takes a few hours with warp and chocobos.
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# Jul 08 2004 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
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So, uh...I could just bet 100gil and pick whatever amount of time then find the sandals and run off with them? Or does it have to be 24 hours or something like that?
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as my post above states, IF you want the sandals, you can take as much time as you like, im sure davean wont give you your money back if you every turn them in...but thats his problem not yours ;P
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No.. there r set amounts and hours u have to choose.. i found mine on the camp site just north of the cave entrance near bottom of map...didnt check location.. was aggrod and trained literally 25 orcs
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Another location
# Jun 21 2004 at 4:11 PM Rating: Good
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I found it in the jar at the north end of the platform in J-8. To get there I needed to go by way of the Monastic Cavern and the central island.
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Urn Location
# May 15 2004 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Location is random from single urns. I just finished it, it was right by door thank god.
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