A Boy's Dream - PLD AF2  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Northern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Ailbeche (J - 8)
Prerequisites:Sharpening the Sword - PLD AF1
Related Areas:Castle Oztroja
Chateau d'Oraguille
Crawlers' Nest
Related Mobs:Dreadbug (H - 9)
Odontotyrannus (H - 9)
Mission:2 - 0
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 22 ratings)
Items Required:A Knight's Boots
Giant Shell Bug
Items Granted:Gallant Leggings
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Mon Feb 7 16:47:54 2011

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All fishermen dream of hooking the big one. Catch him and obtain the treasure in his belly.


Note: You must be level 50 and have completed the quest Sharpening the Sword - PLD AF1 before you can get this quest.

After getting the quest from Ailbeche, go talk to Ailbeche's father, Exoroche. He is in weapons shop in South San d'Oria. Then go back to Ailbeche and talk to him again. He wants you to get a giant shell bug from Crawler's Nest.

The NM crawler Dreadbug can be found around (H-9) by talking to ???. After you kill Dreadbug you'll obtain 2-3 giant shell bugs. You should keep them all or at least 2 since you might lose the catch when you try to fish.

(Note: You can skip the above part if you have enough gil and if the item is available at the Auction House.)

After you get item, you must go back to Ailbeche and trade him the bait. If you don't and you don't have bait anymore after the fish fight, you have to get the bait again in order to get the quest going. So make sure you trade the bait with Ailbeche after you get it.

After that he'll tell you you can catch a big one in Castle Oztroja. Find the pond where there are Oozes roaming around at (H-9). You should clear the area because they will aggro when you're fighting. They are good for building up TP.

Fishing skill level doesn't matter. Any rod that is designed for big fishes should be okay. Equip the Giant Shell Bug, along with rod, and fish in the pond until you pull up Odontotyrannus. A full PT of level 55 should suffice.

After the fight, the fish will drop Odontotyrannus. Take the item and go back to Ailbeche and trade with him. He'll then tell you to go to Selbina to cut open its belly and obtain the treasure. In Selbina trade the item with Zaldon at the Fishing Guild. He'll give you key item A Knight's Boots. Now go back to North San d'Oria, enter Chateau d'Oraguille and go to Prince Trion's room. He'll then reward you with the Gallant Leggings.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the paladin artifact gear quest series. The full quest series includes:

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I wonder hwo hard this is.
# Aug 09 2009 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
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/Hello I am a 50 PLD/WWAR ready to get my boots at any current time. I am about to start the questfor PLD AF2 and am in Sandy wondering hwohard this is going to be. I have lv45 Iron Ram full Set equipped with a lv50 GS as well as the Jennet shield and Honor Sword(PLD AF1) in my inventory. Iwould like any assistance possible. My character is named Haseokun and I am on the Fairy server. I play on the ps2 so I won't be able to check to see replies much, but you can send me a /tell in game and askign if I want help with PLD AF2 and possibly AF3. I'm only aiming for the 52 and 54 AFs atm.
Castle O NM.....
# Dec 27 2008 at 11:51 PM Rating: Decent
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So I'm guessing this is cake for lvl 75's???

The answer is yes, I solo'd this completely as 75RDM/37NIN ^.^

Edited, Dec 31st 2008 3:57pm by Chiger
ty Bregor!
# May 18 2008 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
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yup, he's in the basement in the center of the map.ty Bregor ^^. caught Odontotyrannus on the first cast. i was alone as a 75 war/nin. did'nt think i needed to but i called my npc when i caught him. atttacked, went and grabed a soda and had a smoke. when i came back my npc was standing there picking her **** and the Odontotyrannus was in my items. ^^ btw fishing lv 10, but im sure you could catch him with fishing 0 probably just luck of the draw. gl all you hopefulls out there and may Altana see you safely to the after life before the devils know your dead.
# Feb 24 2008 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I killed it in about 30 seconds Drg/Whm but it only dropped one shell bug walkthrough says it should drop 2.
# Apr 20 2008 at 3:31 PM Rating: Good
Why do people persist in saying how fast that took down mobs without saying which mob in this mission it was - that could be pretty misleading to newer players doing their first AF .
My dad's a disorganised fishmonger who's strangely into bestiality.

He's all over the plaice.
# Oct 19 2007 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
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I pwned it on my Drg/nin wasted the Shihei tho -.- died in one penta thrust ...
# Oct 19 2007 at 4:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Oct 19th 2007 8:10am by Goshina
# May 07 2007 at 5:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Odontotyrannus's Pond is in the BASEMENT... I spent waytofu ckinglong in Castle O finding that piece of shi t... its @ h-8/h-9 it has Oozes in it, its on the way to Rank 5mission area... and idk how to fish before this so just fyi to fish you have to press 4 or 6 on your keypad to get the "fish"'s hp down to nothing then press enter, if you do not do this you will lose it and thereby lose the money you could have sold the extra bait for like I did. and no you don't have to be pld, I solo'd both nm's as a 75thf. the crawler you can spawn every vana day so stock up. make sure you trade the bait to the kid before you fish the 2nd nm or it won't work. yes you do have to do the cs's with the kid and father as a pld. like the post says fishing skill has nothing to do with it I have 0 (obvioulsy). Hope this helps someone
# Apr 30 2007 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Went with a Halcyon Rod as 75 BST/WHM with a CourierCarrie out. Pulled him up with 16 Fishing skill on second cast, hit me twice on spawn for 86 damage apiece, siced CourierCarrie on him, who beat him down in about 20 seconds by hitting him for 280-330 damage a shot.

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Job question.
# Apr 28 2007 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Do you need to be PLD in order to fish the NM up? I have the quest logged...trying to solo this on another job but the ******* wont spawn for me.
Almost >.o
# Apr 09 2007 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
Pld53/War26 and Sam57/War28 (me) cleared the room, healed up, he poped it I was waiting for the mob buffed up with 300 tp. Voked used Jinpu , 2 hr'ed Jinpu, Enpi, Enpi, Meditate and Jinpu. Mob had roughly 1/8 hp left, I had about 200, Paladin voked tried to heal me up so I could finish off the mob when he died then I followed shortly after.

A level 60 Samurai with full AF and T. Rice Balls could easily duo this with a 52+ Paladin.
Help ?
# Feb 17 2007 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Can anybody help me do Nm fish fight ?
Im on Remora server Character is Dragongirl (50 pld)
Also do u have to be the pld to fight the nm fish?
Close fight
# Feb 01 2007 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
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60pld/30war and 58blu/27blm beat in 4 min with no mp and half life left
# Jan 11 2007 at 9:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Do i need to kill the Crawler in order to fight the fish, or can i just cast in with the quest active and catch him?
Location of the Pond
# Dec 04 2006 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Thank you, BregorQuadavbuster for the following quote:

2. The pond in question is in the basement level of Castle Oztroja, and it does have a couple of Oozes there, along with Yagudo Priors, Conquistadors, and Lutenists. If you use http://www.ffxi-atlas.com (if you...ing route:

Entrance >> Brass Door/Trap Door >> stairs at "A" >> Second Floor >> stairs at "F" >> tunnel at "I" >> Basement >> large square room at (H-8) and (H-9) near the entrance to the Altar Room

Please do not go to the pond on the third floor. Level 52 (Paladin) (You can have this.) (Death)

This was the easiest way for me to find the pond. Atlas doesn't have a dot on it, unfortunately, and the maps jump around a bit, but it is conclusive if you follow Bregor's >>'s.

To clear up any confusion. There are Yagudo in that room, as stated preset. Lutanists, Priors, and a few others of that caliber. When I went, the room had been cleared out. There are no Parasites (leech type mobs). There are only oozes. Ooze type mobs named 'Ooze'. (I had read a different post that stated the opposite and it drove me nuts trying to figure out which was which.) If you found parasites, you're on the third floor. Which is wrong. You need to go back down the stairs, through that password door which I'm sure was a capital B! to get through, and go ALL THE WAY AROUND that room to G-7 (displayed as F in Atlas- that'll get you back where Bregor was talkinga bout).

I personally had to cast about seven times- had a one-hook pole. No breaks, no losses of bait (I had only two on me, which made me very nervous). Another group showed up right when we fought it. I had myself as a lvl 50 WHM, and my good friend Chronokid, a 75DRK. He Guillatined without any buffs for about 1100, and took about half the mobs life away, so I can confirm it has around 2100hp. The thing had horrible accuracy, but Chrono was /NIN and using shadows, and I wasn't focusing enough on that to pay attention.

I think it helps if you're fishing closer to the center. The other group that came after us was having a tough time getting the fish to spawn, but when the PLD moved more inward, it took two more tries and she got it. We allianced up and killed it easy with a another 60WHM, a 52PLD, and a 70MNK. Overkill. The MNK tanked it and took a tiny bit of damage but nothing serious and nothing a PLD couldn't main cure over.

Good luck to everyone else hunting this thing. Stay positive, keep at it. Help the next squire who needs his boots.

Help please
# Nov 16 2006 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
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I went to Dreadbug and killed it, and got Giant Bug Shell, went to Castle Oztroja and kill Odontotyrannus, and got the Odontotyrannus Key item, and i had forgotten to trade Ailbeche the bait, but now i go back and buy one from AH and try to trade it to him, but he won't accept it, does anyone know how i can get this quest to work still?

Thank you,
my line broke
# Nov 12 2006 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
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i went with fishing skill at 0. Had the giant shell bug equipped with a fishing rod that was intednded for big fishes. Failed to catch anything at first cast. Second cast, something hooked on.... but my line broke... i lost giant shell bug and no NM popped. I am *******
Blink tank not required
# Oct 14 2006 at 5:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Defeated Odontotyrannus with a 61 RDM (me) and a 55 PLD.

I really wasn't sure we could do it without Utsusemi. Now, I'm a big believer that Utsusemi is overrated, but everyone's been saying "this thing hits hard, you need to blink tank it." Still, I figured I'd give it a shot. I'm a solo nut. :3

I suck at blink tanking. My ninja is level 13. I have Utsusemi, but I have hardly any practice using it. I doubt I'd be any good at keeping shadows up, and I hate using underleveled subjobs. For that matter, I hate subbing NIN. (RDM61/NIN13? I'd feel like Birdhair!) The point is, I am not going to sub NIN.

So I went as RDM/BLU. Great solo sub for those of us who hate /NIN. I was prepared for a difficult fight with plenty of close calls, trying frantically to keep myself alive while waiting for the recast on Stoneskin, one of those times when every second feels like forever. I was worried I'd have to resort to kiting it around or something.

With expectations like that, you can see why I was surprised at how easy it was.

Not exactly a cakewalk, but nowhere near what I was expecting. We had a close call when the PLD ate two Screwdrivers in a row, but other than that I felt like we had the fight under control. I enjoyed the fact that it had low HP; made me feel like my damage wasn't futile. XD

Anyway, the point of this post is to say to blood tanks: Don't be discouraged! You don't need shadows to tank this thing. I always read the comments to get an idea of how strong a particular mob is, and (not directed at anyone in particular!) I felt these comments were saying "get a blink tank." That almost discouraged me, but I fought it and won, and I'm hoping this'll keep others from worrying over nothing like I did. :)

Good luck!
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# Sep 22 2006 at 3:16 AM Rating: Good
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The NM crawler Dreadbug can be found around (H-9) by talking to ???. After you kill Dreadbug you'll obtain 2-3 'Giant Shell bug'. You should keep them all or at least 2 since you might lose the catch when you try to fish.
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Stupid fish
# Sep 21 2006 at 8:47 PM Rating: Default
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Got all the way there and fish ate my f---ing bait. No one said this could happen. Bull---- guys, way to be informative.
Stupid fish
# Sep 21 2006 at 9:09 PM Rating: Default
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I went all the way back, fished again, lost the bait again. GG.
fish thing
# Aug 30 2006 at 6:59 PM Rating: Default
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.... man they say h-9 there so many **** parts in that castle palce now i got lost somewhere in there
Paladin AF 2 gear
# Aug 15 2006 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Did this quest with 50 paladin / 25 warrior.Had 63 paladin 60 red mage and 61 bard helping so it was no prob destroying the mob.Fished up NM on fifth cast and sold second bug for 20,000 gil so this quest was very profitable for me. Great quest
75 WAR/NIN can solo easy.
# Aug 11 2006 at 6:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Fished easy after about 10 casts and no bites.

Totally owned it as 75 WAR/NIN, friend 62 RDM hasted me and Dia2'd the mob. Rampage did almost 1/2 its life away. i'd guess it has about 2500-3500 HPs.

The aggro threshold is about 62, my friend told me the Yags were EP and too weak but when he dropped invis in front of a few EPs they didnt aggro. if you go at 62 bring invis just in case, 63 i'm thinking you should be safe.

Almost at sandy after visiting selbina. gonna get my Boots! /hurray
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75 WAR/NIN can solo easy.
# Aug 13 2006 at 4:43 AM Rating: Decent
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**** ya WAR/NIN can solo this np, I killed it in 1 hit. =D
Warcry-Berserk-Agressor-Mightstrikes-Warrior's charge-Rampage = Death

Oh, I believe this NM has 2000HP.

(gawd i hate PLD)

Edited, Aug 13th 2006 at 5:44am EDT by TiestoKid
af2 quest
# Jul 08 2006 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
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did this last night...me lvl 5- pld and another 50 pld with 2 friends(HL DD's)
went to the yag. place after beating the nm in CN... the mobs around the lake kept spawning every 5 min but that gave us more tp...my friend used first bait and didnt catch anything so then we had 2 bait left and needed to catch 2 more fish...i cought the fish bot times but the lvl 71 drk was getting wrkd by it overall with a little help this quest is easy
# Jun 23 2006 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
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well, when I tried to fish it up, it actually took awhile, just to get him on the hook, but he was on it. an easy reel in. my fishing is 1, and stories I've heard off hear made me nervous. but I only used 1 shellbug. NM was easy, pt of RDM BLM BLM PLD all lvl 54 took it out. watch out though, he hits plenty hard.
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# May 31 2006 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
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First of all I want to say this is the 100% correct info, because I see a lot of confused people here, and some very vague details...I cannot STRESS ENOUGH how important it is to go trade one of your giant shell bugs to Ailbeche before you go to fish the big one. He doesnt actually keep it, and it is VERY easy to do this with one shell bug. I did this with ZERO fishing skill...When you hook the fish it will say you dont have enough skill to reel it in, but i still reeled it in first try...If you are not hooking the fish after 25+ tries you did something wrong...I had a high level with 50+ fishing skill try to fish it to find out if anyone could hook it, or you have to be flagged...The 75 with 50+ skill was unable to fish it up with the shell bug...Appears you need to have it flagged by trading one bug to Ailbeche, and he tells you to go try to fish it in castle O...Hope this helps anyone who is confused on the fishing part. Btw we soloed the NM crawler in CN with no difficulties witha 75 NIN and myself (50 pld)...took about 5 minutes. Also, I do not beleive this crawler will spawn unless you are flagged for the quest. As for fighting Odontotyrannus, it was almost impossible to tell how hard he is because with a 75 drg and a 75 nin they killed it in about 3 seconds...
Bring out the Big Guns
# Mar 12 2006 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did this with my 65BLM along with my 69Mnk friend... took him out in under a minute but he nailed the MNK for about 800hp in damage in that time. 1500hp, YES PLEASE!
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Gallant Leggings
# Feb 27 2006 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
Just finished this.
Had 51 PLD and a 63 RDM. we took it out no prob. The Red mage basically Blink Tanked it. Took approx 3-4 mins to kill it

Edited, Mon Feb 27 10:03:12 2006
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Castle O NM
# Feb 21 2006 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
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NM in Castle O has somewhere around 1800-2k HP

Did this as 50PLD/WAR with a 62RDM/NIN and 67DRG/THF

We all built TP to 300

Once I fished it up I Flashed it to get a little hate, ran back to the other two.....DRG TA+Penta Thrust onto the RDM, RDM Spirits Within, I Fast Blade, 2 or 3 swings later he was gone.

His Screwdriver did pop the RDM for around 400, so be ready for it.
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the right direction?
# Feb 20 2006 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
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I have already started this quest, as of right now what i need is the Location of the "Dreadbug". H-9 in the big room? or H-9 in the tunnels...I'm just tired of running around CN looking in the wrong places. Bait is 50k a piece, and only one for sale at AH on Shiva server. Anyone able to point me in the right direction?

Edited, Mon Feb 20 08:09:48 2006
RE: the right direction?
# May 13 2006 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
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check on:
  • http://www.ffxi-atlas.com/
  • fixed ^^

    Edited, Sat May 13 20:46:43 2006
    # Jan 24 2006 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
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    When you trade the Giant Shell Bug to Albeiche he tells you in so many words that If you have someone else fish it up, they better be a **** good ("Renowned" is the exact adjective) Fisherman - but if you fish it yourself it will be caught easily.
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    # Jan 23 2006 at 12:35 PM Rating: Default
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    Just in case....
    # Jan 01 2006 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
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    In case you didn't trade a bait to the kid before going into Castle O, like myself (who forgot to even talk to his dad), you do still have the ability to fish up the "big one". I bought the bait, fished him up, had my friends beat him while I kinda beat it with a stick, then tried to trade the R/E fish to the kid and wondered what I'd missed. Then I remembered I forgot to speak with his speak with his dad. Did that, traded the bait to the kid, then traded the fish to him and then the guy in Selbina, and then finally talked to Trion and got my leggings.
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    NIN AF1 [o] AF2 [o] AF3 [o] AF4 [o] AF5 [o] AF6 [o]

    WAR AF1 [o] AF2 [x] AF3 [x] AF4 [x] AF5 [x] AF6 [x]
    Good fight
    # Nov 07 2005 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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    3 level 55s can take down Odontotyrannus. My party setup: PLD55/WAR27 (me), RNG55/NIN27 and WHM55/BLM27. PLD and RNG used 2 hours, but wouldn't have had to if we had some kind of refresh (I forgot to bring juice). Fight was over fairly quickly, for only having 3 people. Even after popping Invincible, the RNG was able to tear hate away with Barrage, Slug Shot and Eagle Eye Shot. Cover came in handy at that point. ;) The WHM still had 250 MP left after the fight. Odonto hits very hard, so pop Defender before fishing for him (not Sentinel, it wears off too quickly).
    Make sure u get enough bait
    # Oct 29 2005 at 7:33 PM Rating: Default
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    ******* ****** HERE! i go to fish him up with 2 baits and lose both of em without him comin out man took me like 12 freakin hours im so ******* *******
    RE: Make sure u get enough bait
    # Dec 09 2005 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
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    FYI since the fishing system update you actually have to fish for this thing with the directional buttons. By bait #6 and trip #3 this subtle thought had dawned on me... Anyway me as a 52PLD/26WHM (sneak & Invis) with a 63THF/NIN with a stack of bloody bolts, we walked all over this poor fish.

    Edited, Fri Dec 9 11:29:11 2005
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    RE: Make sure u get enough bait
    # Dec 05 2005 at 5:06 AM Rating: Default
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    # Oct 19 2005 at 1:05 PM Rating: Excellent
    A couple of things to clear up:

    1. Make sure you trade one of your Giant Shell Bugs to Ailbeche before you go to Castle Oztroja. I would put this in all-caps, but I am morally opposed to doing so. I cannot stress this enough, and I think this is why people cannot fish up "the big one."

    2. The pond in question is in the basement level of Castle Oztroja, and it does have a couple of Oozes there, along with Yagudo Priors, Conquistadors, and Lutenists. If you use http://www.ffxi-atlas.com (if you don't, it's a great site) you take the following route:

    Entrance >> Brass Door/Trap Door >> stairs at "A" >> Second Floor >> stairs at "F" >> tunnel at "I" >> Basement >> large square room at (H-8) and (H-9) near the entrance to the Altar Room

    Please do not go to the pond on the third floor. Level 52 (Paladin) (You can have this.) (Death)

    3. It is very easy to fish up Odontotyrannus. My fishing skill is 0 (actually around 0.4) and I fished him up on the first try. I used a Clothespole and the Giant Shell Bug.

    4. If you are around Level 52, you will get aggro from the above mentioned Yagudo. They check to easy prey, but they will give you a lot of trouble and they will link. Priors are especially nasty with -ga/-ga II spells. All of them are tough to pull because they simply stand there and cast/throw ninja weapons at you. Make sure you invis yourself if you're worried about creating a dreaded Yagudo train. Clear out the room with the pond before you fish, both Yagudo and Oozes.

    5. Odontotyrannus hits hard. Period. Blink-tanking is your best bet unless you have a full party, at least one WHM, or high-level help. I had a 68 THF/BLM helping me, and it hit him right off the bat for about 200. I was able to hold hate for most of it the fight, and it was hitting me for about 70-90. The good thing is that he has a low HP total. I just kept casting Cure III on us and the THF Sneak Attacked Dancing Edge when he hit 300% TP. I couldn't get hate back after that, but he was dead after about 15 more seconds. (/laugh) After that just talk to the NPCs in the order described above and enjoy your Gallant Leggings!

    Now to convince someone to help me get an Eldieme Coffer Key for the Gauntlets quest...
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    fishing skill
    # Oct 18 2005 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
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    my fishing skill is 1 and it fished it up easily
    the hp bar zoomed down quickly and i fished it up really quick on first try.

    my other friend doing it with me had 3 fishing skill
    and he failed with the 2 he had and couldn't get its HP bar down at all.

    we got 4 drops of Dreadbug as well.
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    # Oct 09 2005 at 11:47 AM Rating: Default
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    do u need fishing skill to get it?

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    having quest probs
    # Oct 03 2005 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
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    I was attempting to do AF2 yesterday and encountered some very annoying issues.

    I had already accepted the quest and gone to kill the Dreadbug, got 3 Baits and went back to Sandoria, spoke with the father and child and got the cut scene where the kid, decides not to go with the other children and gives em the location.

    I proceeded to go to Castle Oztraja (or whatever it's called)with a high lvl LS member. Got to the pond and attemped to fish, failed 3 times......

    Afterwards we decided to go back to crawlers and fight another dreadbug, got 2 baits this time around. Returned to the Castle and once again failed fishing it twice.

    I got a message simillar to this "you feel you do not have the skill required to catch this fish"

    I've always been under the impression that no fishing skill was needed in order to fish the NM. Have they changed to quest in recent updates?
    Do you need fishing skill
    # Oct 02 2005 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
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    Question someone in myu ls told me that fishing skill does matter now. He said they changed it. By all the comments here it looks look's like it does not. Does anyone know if u do need fishing skill or not?
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    # Sep 26 2005 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
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    ok atthe risk of being laughed at down lower jeunos streets its worth it if it halps someone....

    ...4 and 6 on the KEYPAD !!!!!!!
    ever since ive useda computer ive always used the numbers above the letters!!!! doh !
    anyway it popped up within seconds and i have no fishing skill etc.

    good luck anyone else !!!!

    spent waaay too long on this !
    # Sep 23 2005 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
    14 posts
    thanks for all your posts ! some helped a little but not enough !!!!
    im fishing inthe right spot ! i have had plenty of help with the mobs - but my problem is no matter how hard or fast im pressing 4 and 6 - the fish goes and im left with another giant shell bug missing from my inventory ! jeeez its annoying! spent 3 hrs plus onthis but the health bar doesnt go down at all when i do get hold of the fish, untill it manages to go.
    like some others have said - " what am i doing wrong">? im hoping that i dont have tolevel my fishing skill - as already im bored to tears with it - just want that damm fish out of that water!>?
    maybe someone could reply with an idiot proof step by step onhow to pop that fish!!!? still cant get over all that fast button pushing and yet the health bar of the fish stays full !!!!!!!
    {{ im going to bang my head against the wall now ! ......}}
    my pt
    # Sep 21 2005 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
    264 posts
    I went as White Mage, it hit me once for 105 and then hit me again for 50 dmg, that's when my Samurai friend Provoked it. No SC, he did two Weapon Skills, my RDM friend used Spirits Within, it went down easily. Except at one point the SAM was down to 50 HP because it did Screwdriver twice in a row :). But CureV saved the day.
    My PT was 71WHM, 71RDM, and 63SAM.
    10 San d'Oria | Quetzalcoatl
    (75WHM/37BLM) (75RDM/37WHM) (75PLD/37WAR) (75BLM/37WHM)
    My experience...
    # Aug 26 2005 at 4:52 AM Rating: Decent
    31 posts
    I helped a friend of mine with this quest recently, and we did it pretty easily. I was THF/NIN 61 and he was PLD/WAR 51.

    First NM: Dreadbug.
    We killed the Exoray which was wandering near the ???, then my friend spawned the NM. He provoked it, then I used Sneak Attack + Dancing Edge to get the hate back and keep it for the rest of the fight. It went down pretty easily, there's nothing special about this monster, it's just a big Crawler, with the same annoying special attacks (Poison, Slow, and defense boost). It dropped 3 Giant Shell Bugs when it died.

    Second NM : Odontotyrannus
    We went to Oztroja with a WHM friend, so the setup was : THF/NIN 61, PLD/WAR 51 and WHM/BLM 61. We killed the Yagudos in the room (and the slimes maybe, I don't remember..), then PLD started fishing while WHM was resting to get full MP. After 1 minute our PLD caught the pugil NM. Same strategy as before, he voked it and I used SA + Dancing Edge, and tanked for the rest of the fight. Be careful, this pugil has high evasion from the start (and even more when he uses Water Wall), you may want to use food accordingly. Even with accuracy gear (Life Belt & Sniper's Ring), I missed a few times at the beginning so I used a Squid Sushi+1 just to make sure this fish would get what he deserved ;-)
    This fight was pretty easy as well, the fish couldn't hit me often enough to go through my shadows. I think it used Screwdriver only once, and it realized it was useless so it gave up. Smart fish :P

    Nothing else to say about this, really, except that it was pretty fun ^_^
    Soily ~ Unicorn
    THF75 ~ NIN 75 ~ BRD 75
    Videos : http://soily.filefront.com
    # Aug 14 2005 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
    i dont like this quest, the nm wont pop for me. i have everything done for the fight and it wont work. ive tried 2 time now and no luck, any suggestions, cuz its starting to bug me
    Soloed as... BRD
    # Aug 09 2005 at 4:57 PM Rating: Good
    19 posts
    Yeah, so I didnt want to gather help to do this, nor did I have a high level melee job. I managed to solo the fish as BRD/WHM 73.
    Heres what I did; I bought 3 Yag drinks,
    before fishing up the NM I fought random monsters for 300TP, then casted Blink, Stoneskin, and Double Mambo on myself.
    After its spawned, Spirits Within, then Soul Voice and Elegy, Requiem, Dia II. After that run around the pond in circles and kite it. Stop and cast blink, stoneskin, and Mambos as needed, and try to keep your HP high as it can do screwdriver on you. After about 7-8 mins it dropped with me only taking minor dmg. Sure it did take quite a while, but hey you get it done without help.

    Edited, Tue Aug 9 18:02:20 2005
    75SAM, 75BRD, 73PLD, 66BST
    Server: Valefor
    Where the H-9 is
    # Jul 11 2005 at 10:50 PM Rating: Good
    754 posts
    Its on the north downstairs, with all the Laby Lizards. It is not on the side with the rumble tunnel.

    Also, the god forsaken pool is on your way to the rank 5 tunnel @ (h-9). Hope that helps someone else not run through what I did.

    Edited, Wed Jul 13 03:15:40 2005
    #1:Apelila:Galka 90MNK 90RDM 90BLM 90WHM 90PLD
    #2:Fynecia:Taru² 90WHM
    Bastok, Windurst, San d'Oria: 10!
    # Jun 22 2005 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
    20 posts
    this quest is a piece-o-cake when done w high lvl blms. had 70 blm, 73 blm, 69 whm and me....all from ls harmony on kujata server. i just watched as blms nuked the **** out of it and it dropped in 15 secs. got it first try fishing to lol.
    it's not what happens to u that makes u who u r, it's how u handle what happens to u that makes u who u r.
    Luck of the Draw
    # Jun 20 2005 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
    90 posts
    I went with an AF party alliance just to help get a key (3 were needed), and didnt realize that it was an extremely rare drop. Reminded me of Paper Drop for G1. Well, we played for 2 hours, and I told everyone that I had no fight left in me, and was gonna head to bed when the puller brought in another one to kill. Well, that dropped and everyone lotted that needed it. I was told to lot since I would need it further down the road but I had to make room in my inventory first. A buddy of mine got the high lot, and everyone was congratulating him when I finnaly was able to lot myself. I won by 3 points o.O

    Feel guilty, but at least I dont have to get it later.
    Alyran [Hades] Pld75/Blu67/Rdm60/Whm38/War37/Nin37/Thf37/Blm32
    Promethia Mission: 4-3, Zilart Misson: 14
    Aht Urgan Mission: 29, Private First Class
    WotG Mission: 8
    Windurst Rank 10, Bastok Rank: 6
    All Job Flags Activated!
    Member of "MythrilHarts" Linkshell
    "Either the soul is immortal and we shall not die, or it perishes with the flesh and we shall not know. Live then as if your life were eternal."
    Dont worry everyone
    # Jun 09 2005 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
    36 posts
    This is way to easy. Can you believe we took this thing down in under 3and a half min. with this party: <52PLD/26WAR> <me>
    Thats it lmao We cleared the oozes, they coned Decent to me if i remember right and easy prey to him, same goes with the yagudo in the area. I wasn't familiar with the new fishing update thing so i had to try to figure it out cause he didn't know either lol. After we pulled the fish out and it criticaled me for 101DMG. I was terrified cuz i knew my NIN friend would delvl and same with me.He quickly voked it off me after he had cast Utsusemi:NI. we started to fight it and while we were fighting, i had to look for a Skillchain during the fight. >< You know what they say, when all else fails hit Distortion. =P I can't remember the moves that triggered this chain but we did it and it took 260DMG (how could i forget that lucky break). I had to heal the NIN as we fought. We beat him and I was soo shocked we beat this thing as we did. THANK YOU BLADEX!! =P Then blah blah blah i got my boots im happy ^^
    My story
    # Jun 03 2005 at 10:29 AM Rating: Excellent
    94 posts
    Ok, here is how mine went. First after the cutscene where Ailbeche is told by his friends to get a Giant Shell Bug, you have to go to the Weapons shop in South sandy and talk to his father again. then back and talk to Ailbeche again. this time you will get more dialog and you can trade him the bug afterward.
    After Trading the Bug he asks you to catch the big one and tells you where it is. at this point you can trade your 'Odontotyrannus' and he will tell you to take it to the guy in selbina, Head to selbina to the fishermans guild and trade the 'Odontotyrannus' to the galka in the back (Zaldon), and he will cut it open and you will recieve the Knights boots. Then back to sandy and talk to prince Trion. Then you will get your Gallant Leggings :)

    NOTE you do not have to be PLD to do this fight, with the Odontotyrannus. I went as 61WHM/BLM. You only have to be PLD for the Cutscenes with the boy and his father. and we did not even have a PLD in our party as you can see below.

    My party was major overkill lol. 74WAR/NIN 72THF/NIN 50WAR/NIN and me 61WHM/BLM. it was down so fast we were like wow lol.

    As for the fishing of the 'Odontotyrannus' I have 51 fishing skill so it was no problem fishing it up with the new system.

    So good luck guys, it can be done. :) and thanks to my LS friends on Unicorn, that helped with this.

    Edited, Sat Jun 4 16:49:13 2005

    Salloy 75WHM/37BLM 52PLD/26WAR Rank 6 Sandoria Elvaan Male (Main)
    Fishing 56 Cooking 90


    Likora 60BLM/30WHM Rank 6 Bastok Tarutaru Female (Alt)
    Fishing 56.0 Cloth 5.0

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