In Defiant Challenge (Limit Break 1)  

Start Area: Ru'Lude Gardens
Start NPC:Maat (H - 5)
Type:Limit Break
Related Mobs:Exoray
Min Level:50
Max Level:50
Reward:Raises Level Cap to 55
(Average from 52 ratings)
Items Required:Ancient Papyrus
Bomb Coal
Exoray Mold
Title Obtained:Horizon Breaker
Last Updated: Mon Jun 21 17:02:41 2010

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Apparently, your innate limits can be breached by acquiring the necessary items.


Talk to Maat in Ru'Lude Gardens and he will ask you to collect three items:

As these drops tend to be rare, it is recommended you start collecting these as early as possible.

As a reward for completing the quest, your level cap will increase from 50 to 55.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the Limit Break quest series. The complete series includes:

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not so easy
# Dec 30 2014 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Soloed 50DRG/25WAR with 3 Trust.
CN was the easiest to get,Garlaige Citadel and Eldieme Necropolis were the hardest because of all the aggro. I didn't die but you aggro everything thats around you so be careful soloing this quest at lvl 50cap
Need Help With Limit Break 1.
# Apr 26 2013 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I am in need of help getting the items required for limit break 1. Can anyone please assist me. In game name is Xanderxx

Edited, Apr 26th 2013 9:35pm by xanderxx
Looking for group on Fenrir
# Dec 29 2012 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Looking for anyone on the Fenrir server that needs to do this quest so we can group up. I'll be on all weekend and then most weekdays after 6pm CST, just send me a tell. Name is Lucivia and i'm lvl 50smn/25whm.
Soloable? No.
# Dec 27 2012 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Just wanna say this quest isn't even remotely soloable, even trying to gather the 3 items. Bring a friend. Really dumb to have something like this still in a game.
Soloable? No.
# Feb 04 2013 at 2:51 PM Rating: Good
312 posts
I hate to argue, but I just solo'd both this and Limit Break 2. It helps if you have access to Spectral Jig (JOB50/DNC25), but you can use any form of Sneak and Invisible to remain undetected. By the updated parameters of the quest (referenced here), you can gain each item without fighting anything.
Steam: Xavier1216
FFXI: Astyanax (Bismarck)

# Jul 25 2012 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Is it safe to say that you can Solo this quest at Level 50 (THF/DNC) just by clicking the ???'s at their respective locations?
Ragnarok Server - "Kyujuro".
# Nov 10 2009 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
If i have allready done this quest for my PLD, do i need to do it again for my other jobs?
# Jul 02 2009 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
just did this quest today with the help of Leviathon on the Sylph server...
I felt like I needed to post the results of today: 1/1 Exoray Mold, 1/1 Ancient Papyrus, and 1/1 Bomb Cole... got the drop on the first kill for every mob

neither one of us was thf, or had thf subbed... good luck to the rest ^^
Unable to speak with Maat
# May 06 2009 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Whenever I try to go to the area where Maat is. It says I need an Archducal Audience Permit..Where, or how do i get one of these?
2 drops
# Mar 01 2009 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
We did Citadel and Crawlers today. I was PLD50/WAR25 and i had two nearly level 50 red mages with me. Second rdm was subbing thief. We killed only one Explosure in Citadel and it dropped TWO coals. First Exoray also dropped mold. We had good luck. Tomorrow doing Necropolis. Hopefully it will be fast. I'm so tired of being stuck at 50.
# Aug 07 2008 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone on Asura server have some time to spend this weekend going through Genkai 1&2? I've just hit level 50 and everyone left on my LS is lvl 25 or lower. I'd try it solo but I am not now nor have I ever been suicidal. :)

-- Satomi, WHM50/BLM25, Asura

Edited, Aug 7th 2008 3:46pm by Satomitaru
@#%^ this quest
# Jul 09 2008 at 11:50 AM Rating: Good
569 posts
What server are you on? People will help. I know I would mainly cuz I need to skill up my Staff (cap it, already got the all the WS for it) on BLM >.>
"Many have gone before me, but they have not been forgotten."
Character: Tianjinn
75 Jobs: WHM, RDM, BST, BLM, MNK
Total Experience Levels: 779/1500 - 51.93%
Server: Carbuncle
Fuck this quest
# Jul 09 2008 at 3:27 AM Rating: Default
I forone don't have high leveled friends to assist me in this ridiculous ******* quest. I have managed to delevel back to 49, get to 50 and then delevel two more times while trying to attempt this quest.

I hate this ******* quest and the fact you must have a high level friend to complete it. At this rate I'll be level fifty forever.
Things that will happen when playing Beastmaster.
1. You will mischarm, and die.
2. You will mischarm at a critical time and will die.
3. Your pet will uncharm and you will die.
4. Your pet will uncharm, link two others, and they will gangrape you right through your pants. Then you will die.
@#%^ this quest
# Jul 09 2008 at 7:46 AM Rating: Decent
95 posts
When I did this back in the day we had an alliance of 50's. It was tough, yes, but there was much fun and excitement. Like the other reply, I'm on Siren, characters name is Israel, Alora, or Assassinsbank. Send a message and we'll schedule a time to go. I work second shift EST and I work 6 days a week, so bare with me.
AssassinsForHire Linkshell Leader
75NIN, 75Whm, 75War, 51Pld, 40Blm, 30Smn, 28Dnc, 20Bst, 15Thf, 11Drk, 9Brd, 7Sam, 6Mnk, 5Rdm, 4Drg
Sandy:10, Bastok:10, Windy:10
ZM:Complete, CoP:8-2, ToA:Complete
Guild Levels: 58 Clothcraft, 18 Leathercraft, 9 Woodworking, 1 Fishing
@#%^ this quest
# Jul 09 2008 at 6:45 AM Rating: Decent
222 posts
If you are from Pheonix, i'd be willling to help u out when i get back online.

but i won't be online for about 1.5 weeks

U could try shouting in Jeuno/whitegate(if u have access)

if u still need it ill crush the mobs for u
Easy Peasy
# Jan 18 2008 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Ran a buddy through this last night. I went as 75 rdm/nin and had absolutely no troubles. The mold and coal dropped on the first mob and the papyrus dropped on the 5th. If you want to make finding liches easy definately go through the glacier entrance to batallia downs and enter the necropolis there. Travel time forced us to take about an hour and a half on this quest but we only spent about 20min actually killing mobs.
# Sep 24 2007 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I'm currently 0/10 on the papyrus. Whatever improvement was made to its drop rate wasn't by much. Lame.
SE, I hate you.
# Aug 02 2007 at 6:11 AM Rating: Decent
444 posts
Last night I decided to enlist some help for this mission and, while I won't bore you with the details and the ubiquitous "z0mg! teh drop rates SUCK" type of post... suffice it to say that I spent 3.5 hours hunting Exorays with a couple of 60-75 cycling in to lend much appreciated hands. I managed to get all three items in about 5 hours and when I'm doing my morning websurfing, what do I see on the official Playonline page?

With the current level of advancement of the majority of the player base, it has become increasingly difficult to find fellow adventurers who have yet to complete the limit break quests. In an effort to alleviate the woes of newer players, the limit break quests from level 50 to level 60 will have their difficulty reduced in the following manner:

Level 50 "In Defiant Challenge"
Drop rates for the quest items will be improved.

Level 55 "Atop the Highest Mountains"
The relative strength of the quest monsters will be reduced so that a party of six level 51 characters will be able to defeat them.

You owe me 4 hours of my life back, SE. >.<
For a greater economy shall follow us and it will be outdone. And a greater autonomy shall follow us and it too will be outdone. And a greater feeling shall follow Love and it too we will blow to dust.
Retired. For reals this time.
SE, I hate you.
# Oct 05 2008 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
dude.... 0/15 on papyrus... wtf?
Baine and Aaragorn-fairy
Blm60, whm36, smn23, bst14, rdm11. thf46, mnk36, war34, pld31, nin24, rng21, sam15
SE, I hate you.
# Sep 18 2007 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Oh, no wonder it wasn't that hard. I'd heard that this was a real time waster. But when I went to go do it, well, Mold: 1/4 Bomb Coal: 1/1 Papyrus: 1/1 it definitly became easier. ( '')b
SE, I hate you.
# Sep 13 2007 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
yes indeed. i just did this with some ls members and got the mold on the first drop, the bombs took about 5 mobs to get it, and only 3 liches to get the papyrus. took less than 2 hours of playtime overall.
SE, I hate you.
# Aug 02 2007 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
444 posts
As a fellow 50 SAM, I assure you that I'm not kidding and wish you the best of luck! ^^ If nothing else, this update should make recruiting help for LB2 that much easier...
For a greater economy shall follow us and it will be outdone. And a greater autonomy shall follow us and it too will be outdone. And a greater feeling shall follow Love and it too we will blow to dust.
Retired. For reals this time.
SE, I hate you.
# Aug 02 2007 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
You are freaking kidding me....
Ok, I am happy and annoyed at the same time.
Eh, oh well. It'll make getting the papyrus alot easier.
Working at it...
# Aug 02 2007 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok, I am behind on the times and just found out about this quest when I hit 50 so I'm kinda scrambling to get the items so I can continue leveling.
Here's how last night went...
Myself SAM 50, Madtown RDM 50 and the wonderful Conecee RDM 75 set out to get the two of us our items.

1) Crawlers nest - 1st item dropped off the 5-6th mob we fought, woo hoo.....took and hour and a half more to get the second drop for Madtown. We we're starting to get a little frustrated and then there it was. Yay! On to.....

2) Gartlaige Citadale - Unbelievably the very 1st mob we fought actually dropped 2ea of the bomb core. Hot ****! Things were looking great so we then headed on to ...

3) Eldieme Necropolis - This was a bum rush....We got aggroed like crazy, at some really bad times sneak would drop, at one point Mad and I were dead and Conecee along with a high lvl bard took on 4 total Fallen Mages and Soldiers and wiped the floor with them. We had fun laying there whilst dead and watching the whole thing. I can't wait to reach 75....Anyway, we didn't get the drop after several kills so I think we're going back tonight and will try again.

That's it for now, I'll try to update and let you know how long it took to get the last item.
Again? and Again?
# Jul 25 2007 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Ok I can't really figure this out.

*Lets say i have a level 50RDM.And i finish this misson.And i get the reward of going to level 55.yay.And lets say I get my WHM to 50.Do i have to beat the mission "AGAIN"? with my WHM to get to 55?OR can I go to 55 if I already did this with another job?

Some one please reply to this.
Again? and Again?
# Jul 27 2007 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
You need only break the limit with one job. After that any other job can go past the limit without redoing the quest.
SE Inuendo??
# Jul 08 2007 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
ok i just hit lvl 50 and was reading this board about the items when it dawned on me...... papers, mold, coals...... THIS MF'ER IS TRYING TO GET BLITZED. maybe thats why he spells his name with two A's instead of two T's. he's smoked so much "mold" he forgot how to spell his own name.
SE Inuendo??
# Jul 11 2007 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Ha ha ha, good observation!
Strange Occurrences while farming Papyrus
# May 25 2007 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
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When farming an ancient papyrus for this quest, my LS decided we just wanted it done. The highest level in our LS is 51 (just finished the quest three weeks before this run, actually), and so we went out with four level 50s to try and take the liches. A PLD/WAR, SAM/NIN, RDM/NIN, and WHM/BLA. Smart idea, right? Anyway, we're out at the Beaucedine Glacier entrance camp in the lower levels, surrounded by liches and mummies. And the occasional Ka.

Well, we start by killing the mummies in the immediate area first - they aren't as tough one on one, but they sure can be mean when they aggro. The mummy manages to kill one of us (not a big surprise), and it happened to be the WHM. She reraises, and we begin to wait for weakness to wear. Once weakness wore, we started fighting the nearby lich. First lich, papyrus drops. But, because of our excellent planning, we get blood aggro from not just a mummy, but a lich as well. We realize that we have the papyrus (lotted and everything, safely in inventory), so it dawns on us that we can just teleport out of the camp. The WHM starts casting Teleport. Somehow, she gets blood aggro from the lich (which was currently fighting the PLD... I'm embarrassed to say I lost hate somehow). As the lich attacks the WHM, the teleport spell is completed, and everyone but the WHM teleports. The WHM? Lieing face down in the ground, dead.

Has anyone else seen this happen while casting a teleport-spell? Sure seemed funny to us at the time.
genki breaker 1
# Feb 20 2007 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
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went to help someone do a gate breech in gar.citidel.(why i was just bored sitting in juneo looking for xp party at 48. party was 1 beast master, 1 red mage,white mage, and myself as blackmage/whitemage.
we step on the platforms and open the gates and he gets his old gloves from a chest and the red mage is so happy to get his artifact gloves. he said he wanted to help me out for helping him with the platforms. and they took me down to crawler's nest and started killing exorays. about 8-9 exorays later the mold drops. 1/3.

2cd gar.citidel gate breech. a ninja and red mage send a shout out in gar.citidel. my xp party has just left and i warped them home when i hear the shout. so i go help them open the gate. so they can kill guardian doll monster.
2 skeletons jump me while they are fighting doll monster. i take off running down the hall. by kiting the skeletons away the ninja finishes off the guardian and the red mage raises me later. they asked if i needed help getting the gloves and i told them i needed a bomb coal. we go to a room full of bomb explosures they tell me to wait and go to straight melee against it. got drop of 2 bomb coals on first one in gar.citidel .2/3

last one i called for help in lower jeuno. no response. i choco down to battilla downs. enter the wrong hole to elder necropolis. got killed. searched for whoever was in elder necropolis at the time there was 1 level 62 monk jerdog in the whole area. he's down there farming bone chips or something i dunno with his faithful npc casting cures on him. anyways he agrees to party me but i'm in the wrong hole searching for him and the lich.
finally i link up with him at j-9 battila downs and we get horrible links with the lich and fallen knight by shiva and leithian gate. both of us die. i home point come back and raise him and die again down there when my sneak wears off at wrong time. and he suggests we get more help and i'm tired of dying down there so i told him i'd come back tommorow and try again.
came back the next night and found a blue mage 63 down there soloing who agrees to help. first lich went kinda nasty left us both totally drained of mana and cursed. i was using fire 2, thunder 2, fireaga, throwing everything i had at it.he was using spirits within, magic fruit and some pretty heavy damage attacks. 2cd lich i got the idea to use silence as first move. this worked great. once the lich was silenced the blue mage had enough time to kick its **** before it could spell us. 3rd lich i unleash a freeze attack hoping to make this a easy fight. 790 damage and it did'nt kill it just made it mad at me. the lich unloaded a tornado doing 590 damage about killing me.(thanks for the magic fruit saved me again. after resting up. went over to the other side of gate. killed 2 more lichs and a fallen knight. got the drop on the 5th lich. 3/3.

so my rules for lich killing are always use silence, keep in mind that fire 2 and thunder 2 and fireaga are useful tools. you'll need at least 1 high level tank. probably would have been far easier if i could have made a full party.

a debuffer might have helped with getting rid of the ice spikes on lich.
i had white mage subbed for invis,sneak and throwing the cure 3's on the blue mage. did'nt use banish spells as fire 2 is more effective for me at current levels.

# Jan 22 2007 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I struggled to find help with this but did in the end.
Got mould on the 3rd drop and coal on the 2nd.
The Papyrus was hardest mainly because there were no Lichs as people were farming and killing them.
Biggest tip - go to the entrance you can only get to by going through the glacier into batilla and then in to Eldieme we finally got my paper on drop 2 and all lichs are at the entrance easy!
/tell Vala on Odin if I can help :)
Vala 60 Whm 30 Blm 25 Nin 15 War 15 Drg 10 Thf 5 Pld
Indianna - Mule
Charmed - Mule
LS - PerfectBlue and proud!
In my experience with these...
# Jan 22 2007 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Here's my personal suggestion for the mold and papyrus:

1. Don't try to take the easy route. For the paper, go to the entrance that's Glacier >> Batallia >> Necropolis. I have gone in that way 10 or 11 times now, and each time the first or second lich drops a paper. We're talking NO TH, NO 'luck' items, etc. etc. Only once going in through that way did I get it on like fifth or sixth. In addition to this, instead of worrying about everything aggroing you from all sides, there's one wolf that comes relatively close to the stair area where you would camp at. One. Easily avoided.

2. The same applies basically to the mold. Go into the deeper part of CN, the way to the back exit into Rolan. Fields, where you RDM AF2 is, etc. etc. Go to the one of the circular rooms in the W/NW area where the exorays spawn. Kill those, and only those. While it's never been the first or second 'shroom that i'll get a mold...it's within 10 mobs, and a **** of a lot faster than killing in the big basement area.

I can't explain it, but if I had to rationalize it...I would say that it has something to do with these mobs in these specific areas never being killed...although it doesn't follow the known facts about treasure drop rates. Give it a try next time you're out hunting for G1.
Jerri Blank (Strangers with Candy):
"I may still be doing all the wrong things, but now i'm doing them the right way!"
# Dec 16 2006 at 5:26 PM Rating: Default
f i buff up with many spells, smoke a joint, and down 19 beers...will these guys still be able to kill a little 50WHM/25BLM such as myself? i only ask because after the 15th beer or so i start thinking that maybe i just might be able to pull it off...kinda like superman.

o yea you can solo it in 1 hit just make sure you got atlest 3 of them linked and your filming it then send me the tape of what hapens
if you like my post please rate it
Each job
# Nov 28 2006 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Do you have to do the quest for each of your job you wish to lvl above 50 or just once for that charter? Just not real sure about that
The ability to help some one is a great power to have. Use it.

Bst-15 Whm-28
Drg-17 Nin-17 Drk-18
War-20 Thf-30 Blu-14 Cor-29
Each job... nope!
# Dec 02 2006 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Just once. The same holds true for all of the genkai (level cap) quests.
I hate Liches
# Nov 02 2006 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
73 posts
if i buff up with many spells, smoke a joint, and down 19 beers...will these guys still be able to kill a little 50WHM/25BLM such as myself? i only ask because after the 15th beer or so i start thinking that maybe i just might be able to pull it off...kinda like superman.
I hate Liches
# Nov 15 2006 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
lol I would like to be present when you attemt this
Billa of Shiva
OMG I'm so lucky look at me!
# Sep 15 2006 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
I went into the Necropolis and there happened to be 5 lv 75's standing at the door who asked to help me. They killed a lich and it dropped 8 papyrus's! Then we went to CN and 8 molds in one kill omg! And then Garlaige and.... guess what? 8 bomb ash!

Seriously guys, can we get some intelligent posts on here? No one cares about your stories of good fortune. They make everyone feel worse. If you want to make the world a worse place, keep posting them. Otherwise, stfu unless you have something informative to say.
OMG I'm so lucky look at me!
# Oct 26 2006 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
235 posts
Since you asked for it...

Lich 1/4
Exoray 1/1 (but blm friend Escaped before everyone passed...so technically we went 2/5)
Explosure Haven't tried yet.

All of this on TH1.

Really though Cheice, your post wasn't necessarily informative either... Putting in our data on drops is certainly more worthwhile and useful than some angry gamer post...
Server: Fenrir
LS: AmiesElite
Kylan: War54/Pld37/Nin41/Sam39/Mnk22/Drg20/Thf34/Rng20
Ashly: Rdm75/Whm49/Blm40/Bst30/Smn20/Thf15
Yes...I have two mains. ;;

Someday I may attain a karma of 3... /tear
help out
# Sep 02 2006 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
I offten help out with this quest when I'm not bissy or just bord.

But as always the hardest item to get is the Ancient Papyrus.
I must have spent 4 hours in ther trying to get it.
And we was killing fast as well, what with me lvl 70whm and a lvl 70drk and my npc and a lvl 50 rdm.

Best part was my npc lvled up twice.
And I've got skill up on my club XD
"Beastmaster, looks death in the eyes and says... BRING IT ON!!!"

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# Aug 20 2006 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
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My friend and I got the papyrus 2/2, the bomb core we got 3 drops in one mob so 3/1 and we got his coffer key on 1/1 and we found the coffer chest like right away lol.

Edited, Aug 20th 2006 at 7:01pm EDT by Aeis
# Aug 20 2006 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
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double post >.>

Edited, Aug 20th 2006 at 6:08pm EDT by Aeis
50 cap quest
# Aug 15 2006 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow i must be luckiest paladin ever!!!I got the ever infamous papyrus drop on first Lich!!!First bomb dropped three coals!i did these with the help of a 63 paladin and 60 red mage from my linkshell.i got the Exoray Mold solo. I got it on the third Exoray! i'm gonna chalk up the incredible luck to the fact that i had level 17 theif with treasure hunter subbed!!!!Has anyone else been this lucky??
great luck
# Aug 13 2006 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
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this was the easiest quest i've ever had someone else do {/grin}. i got the mold from another pt exping off them, they invited me and let me lot ^^. the bomb coal was easy {Flare II} {Arcana Killer} {Too weak}. the papyrus is hard, i know, but i got it on the second lich O.o and then when i {Escape}d, it was snowing in batallia downs!!! that is the best luck i've ever had in this game, b/c i finished up SMN too ^^.

These people helped for 6 hours, and for free. yet more jp players that lend a hand for the act of helping^^

My deepest thanks to Abaum, 75 WAR/NIN, and Honokitty, 75 BLM/RDM.

don't reject any high lvl help b/c they're not thieves. easy drops.
offering gil will get more responses, but don't offer more than 10k. i even heard a 68 shouting 10k? seriously? i got help with that for 6k!
Don't quit because you cant get the items. they will come eventually, and if they don't, then accept you're level cap is 50! get them all to 50!
the longest part of this quest was getting 50 btw >.> (2 yrs.)

Edited, Aug 13th 2006 at 7:03am EDT by Elvaandude
Jobs: WAR71/NIN40(Retired till I get better stuff), RNG40/NIN40, NIN40/WAR71.
Server: Siren
San d'Oria 7-1 Bastok 1-1 Windurst 1-1
ZM 14 CoP 2-5 AU 13 Assault PFC
Relic Boots:X Legs:X Hands:O Body:X Head: X
Level cap 50
# Aug 09 2006 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok this is one tough quest. Insane amount of hours, but I'd say it's kinda random.

First of all, Would like to express my deepest gratitude to extraordinary high-lvl players in Asura (in no order of importance):

- Dyzzi
- DefiantAngel
- Ishtori

And these guys & gals who were immense contributors (in no order of importance, and sorry if there's a spelling mistake):

- Amaranti
- Feantori
- Peirs
- Lilkat
- Kimarhi

Thanks so much for sticking out til the end despite it's way past sleeping hours for you all lol.

Took us abt 8-9 hours in total. Ancient Papyrus is horrible, really advice you all who are attempting to get at least 1-2 lvl 70s help. I died 3 times cause of link and aggro, and it took us about 5 hours to get them (for 3ppl). Bomb coal is surprisingly the quickest, but Exoray mold took us almost 2 hours >.<
All this with one member having subbed /THF for Treasure Hunter 1. SE should do something about this. It was a nightmarish experience, but those people who helped were great blessings ^^. /cheer
Toha (Asura)
I guess
# Jul 14 2006 at 9:45 AM Rating: Default
31 posts
From what i read you would have better luck getting the drop rate with you have the Quest active.
ok if you have 75 pld help
# Jun 18 2006 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm lvl50 blm/rdm and had enlisted the help of a 75 pld, got the bomb coal and the 1st kill, got the exoray mold on about the 5th kill, and the papyrus on the 5th kill, no thf subbed it was a lot easyer than i was expecting. It took about 2 hours in total ^^. I would like to thank Soulus on Garuda server for the help, he came through in my hour of need lol (^.^)
75BLM 43RDM 42WHM 95 Cooking
# Jun 14 2006 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm on Remora Server would anybody thats bored mind helping me get the last 2 LB1 items i need
I have the mold i need the papyrus and coal if u can send me a in game tell


P.S. thanks for listening

Edited, Wed Jun 14 14:57:34 2006
# Jun 13 2006 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
Lucky me--with high lvl THF and PLD got the papyrus drop on the third Lich killed in the The Eldieme Necropolis near the D-5 zone (Batallia Downs) while finishing Teleport-Mea quest. Thanks again to Seka and Niq :)
# Jun 11 2006 at 4:20 PM Rating: Default
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My Luck with Rare item
# Jun 07 2006 at 5:03 PM Rating: Default
31 posts
I have no luck with these Drop. Must have killed about 50 to 60 of the Exoray in Crawler's Nest and still nothing and don't get me started with the white Lizzar.
# May 02 2006 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I did these monsters with several different members of our community. I spent many days trying to get the paper drop. I can tell you from my experience that having a high level thf did me no good. I got these drops without a thf. I had a high lvl thf try to help me with each item to no avail. As many have found out the paper is the hardest to get. I want to thank Raventoe rdm/? and Darknessfury drk/? for finaly helping me with the paper. I spent several long nights trying to get it.
I find it funny being called a newb, I have been playing these games long before most of you were born. LOL World of Greyhawk ring a bell? Le Maison De Guerre Forever.
Easy Peasy
# Apr 25 2006 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
371 posts
One of my THF71 LS mates (Puppetx!) and I went tonight, and I must tell you that having TH2 is a godsend. We got the bomb coal fairly easily... we tried helping a BLM get to his AF coffers, but I got aggro and warped out with 29 HP. >< (Keep in mind I'm 79 EXP into WHM48. ><) Then we head to The Eldieme Necropolis: First Lich tries casting Quake, we run out of range. The Lich comes running, I silence it, THF kills it, and the paper drops! After three Exorays in the Crawlers' Nest, we get the mold drop and find a Treasure Chest. A great G1 experience if I do say so myself. ^^
WHM75 BRD75 BLU75 SCH75 RNG75 COR next!
You don't need help from other people
# Apr 01 2006 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
166 posts
If your NPC-buddy is leveled and you got patience. I'm a casual player and when I'm online I'm leveling my NPC-buddy (and myself) most of the time. I haven't been in a exp-party since my RDM got to level 41. When I hit level 48 with my RDM I thought, well lets kill some Liches mayby I will get the papyrus drop, so after 2 weeks (did also do some other things) and about 20 liches (and some deaths) I got the drop from a VT lich. I did the kills entirely with my NPC-buddy who was level 47 at that time.
Me happy and thinking lets play around in crawlers nest with the Exorays, the first VT Exoray I kill drops the mold :-)
After that I went to Carlaige Citadel. I had only been ther once for a EXP-party in my 30's, a very bad experience indeed (this was before the despawing patch). I went to Banishing gate #1 and when I arrived I saw 3 people standing on the levels so I go standing on the fourth and the gate opens, that went smooth. Now I had to find the explosures, I found them very soon. Tried to find a safe spot and ended up in the intersection between the 2 rooms with explosures. One explosure aggroed me, I killed it and it dropped the coal :-) Then another Explosure aggroed and killed me but I didn't care I got my drop.

I'm now level 49 (almost halfway) and my NPC is now level 48 and I'm happy and don't have to worry about Genkai I again. Now I'm worrying about Genkai II instead, seems alot more difficult to do then the other Genkais.

# Mar 18 2006 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
What a joke it has been to get help for G1 got to go once to kill Lich with war lvl 69 and blm 52 but they stared killing dark stalkers and that was the end of that soon my mp ran out and we were all dead! Of course I got blamed for thier deaths. that wasnt fair we were suppose to be killing liches not eveyrthing else!
I hate this quest <.<
# Mar 03 2006 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
159 posts
First I went to GC with a friend. First kill we got drop then I had to gtg and logged on a safe spot. But what I forgot was my Warp Cudgel wasnt rdy and no sneak oils... So I logged on and then a Chamber Beetle aggros me! I get /panic >.< I use invincible then warp out... Then I went to CN with a friend and rammed all the exorays and got drop after a while. Then the nightmare come >.< Eldieme... I got a MNK75 and a WHM59. First a Lich Quaked me for 896dmg(something that) and I died and dlvld.. <.< I got raise and we started kill Liches again. Then I fall down at the skulls in the large rooms! I use my Instant Warp directly lol. I had luck that I had sneak on ^^ Then we went back and killed and killed but no drop... Then the MNK gets a friend, NIN/THF. HE kills a lich and drop lol. I hate that quest.. but hey I got level cap raised!

P.S The MNK said he knewd many that quit playing for that paper, dont do it! It will come someday! ^^
Bulate - Midgar - PLD58/WAR41
Ls: RustySubligars
Mission: 5-1 Bastok
CoP: Prommie mea and holla...
Hoo: 2/4 Without TH ^^
Orctrap: 1/13
VE: 1/3

# Feb 22 2006 at 5:22 PM Rating: Default
WOW i went to Eldieme, got the Papers on the first Lich!!!! :P
**WORLD** Phoenix
The Nightmare of Papyrus!!!!
# Apr 13 2006 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Yeah so last night it is day 2 for the papyrus. The first day me and 3 LS buddies and a random ranger go in and 3 of us need papyrus... First kill drop. Lot too low... Keep killing and then ranger decides to pull 3 lichs back to back and on the last one a Fallen Warrior links. We all die. I log. Last night I get on with lvl 75 PLD, 67 SAM/THF, 65 WAR, 54 BLM, and my self 50 PLD. Kill Lich's for 4 hours straight... ... ... no papyrus... ... So... I get to spend who knows how many hours tonight trying again...

Thanks for the help last night... If a high level thief wants to help out on Ramuh server /tell Maverice. I'll be on at 8:30pm CST!
RE: G1
# Feb 25 2006 at 11:30 PM Rating: Excellent
437 posts
You sir...suck. lol
Believe everything, you're gullible. Believe nothing, you're a fool.
help is helpful
# Feb 20 2006 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
PLD lvl 50.

Completed this quest over the weekend. I'm convinced that a competent party around lvl 50 could obtain the Bomb Coal, and Exoray Mold. The Ancient Papyrus however...

Lemme start at the beginning. I originally obtained the Mold while lvl'ing my PLD in Crawler's Nest at around lvl 46. That was a little while ago, and though it was a tuff fight, it was not impossible. This weekend i sent out a shout in Jeuno looking for help and asking others that might also need it.

All Props to Kimy(RDM), and Littlecharger(PLD). I received a tell from Kimy, and the the two of them agreed to help. Both were 70+. Since I had Mold we started off at Garlaige Citadel. Luckily there was a party camped near first banishing gate, so fourth person was eassy to find, to open gate. Ran down the tunnel to the right, and there were 3 Explosures. Coal dropped on first kill. I honestly believe that like the Mold this would not be impossible fight for a competent party. At lvl 50 the conned "Tough" to me. Back to Jeuno, and out to Battalia Downs.

We ran to the southern most entrance to Eldieme Necropolis. They asked me stay near entrance since the undead swarm here, and proceeded to slaughter Lich's. Now this took a little bit. They killed at least a dozen or so before Papyrus finally dropped. Now the fact that Littlecharger was PLD definitely helped, but even so the Lich's did more damage than the Explosure, or Exoray could have. And this part I think is where a little help goes a long way!!

Anyway, got back to Ru'Lude Gardens and "Broke the Horizon" !!

Again Major Thank You's and bowing to Kimy, and Littlecharger!!! You Guys Rock!!
Finally finished it!
# Feb 13 2006 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Finally finished this quest today!

Shouted for help in Jeuno and got a few people to help. Getting the Mold proved to be the longest of the three. Got the Coal on the first kill, and got the Papyrus after an hour or so.

A big thanks to Kraian, Jeffrey, and Eddean on Fenrir.

Thanks again guys!
this is stupid
# Feb 05 2006 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
i dont get the point of this its really hard to get the drops and its also really hard to get help :(
RE: this is stupid
# Feb 15 2006 at 10:26 AM Rating: Good
60 posts
The point is a simple one.No matter what anyone tells you ,this was a design to slow players down.Nobody has or ever will say it was fun.At one time the game was capped at 50,so when they added more content,they decided to slow players down to keep them from begging for more content in a month or so.
There is so much wasted time and effort put into the game by level 50,that most players refuse to quit for fear of wasting all that effort.Otherwise ridiculous stunts like this by devs to slow players down wouldn't be tolerated.
You will waste tons of time just looking for help,then after the first drop,that player mysteriously has to leave.Believe me i've heard all the excuses.I would rather hear the truth before we start,than the usual>>>[im here till we all get our drop]<<ya right never happens EVER!.

Of course by very poor game design,some players who have access to level 75 players,will not earn these drops but merely hangout till they get them.Some players actually have to earn them at there level 50.Maybe that was the point...to payoff high level players to help??cus i see alot of that going on also.
The core of this game is absolutelty awesome,incompetent devs try to ruin it for the players,with these ridiculous ideas.
# Jan 21 2006 at 7:35 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
Finally did it to, thanks to Arielis.

We got the bomb coal on the 2nd kill, the mold on the 4th.
The papyrus however was hard!
We didn't get it during the first 90 mins. We both had to log off, so we tried again 2 days later at the beaucidine entrance this time.
Again, no drop during 90 minutes... We were complaining about how ridiculous this was, and then it dropped! lol

Really happy here :P
Thari - Hume F, Remora
# Jan 05 2006 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Heya, just finished this. Lots of thanks to Stauras, Murazimandango, Aesha, and Lawman from DemonKnights. Took us about 5-6 hours to get all the items. Had a Thief with TH2, other then that Im not sure anything else that could have effected the drop rate. I cant complain about the overall experiance as I only help minimally with the mold. Best of luck for everyone on this. Just so ya know, you only need to be 50 to ACTIVATE the quest. I deleveled after activating the quest and I was able to trade in and complete the quest as a level 49

Edited, Thu Jan 5 08:34:24 2006
Certain lvl...
# Dec 30 2005 at 12:50 AM Rating: Excellent
67 posts
Alright..this may be a really stupid post..but this puts a rest to all these rumors...YOU MUST BE LVL 50 TO ACCESS THIS QUEST !!! I was lvl 50 going for my coal..got killed by the bomb..and de-lvled..and couldn't access the quest. Sure enough..when i got back to 50 ..I could... so short but sweet..ya gotta gotta gotta be lvl 50 !!!
"When you walk away, you don't hear my say 'Please, oh baby, don't go' "
~But life isn't quite that simple
Last item "Ancient Papyrus"
# Dec 02 2005 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
Yo, i realy need hel with this last item im WAR50/NIN25 but my THF level is 5 so i cant sub that im sorry :/ im at "Eldieme Necropolis" and shouting and no one seems to reply, im playing at Cerberus name "Blitzon" if youre intressted, i have a price on 50k if thats intresting..
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