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Heaven Cent  

Realm:Windurst
Start Area: Windurst Waters
Start NPC:Ropunono (F - 7)
Type:General
Related Areas:Maze of Shakhrami
Ranguemont Pass
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:4800
Rating
*****
(Average from 8 ratings)
Items Required:Ahriman Lens
Rusty Key
Shelling Piece
Title Obtained:Night Sky Navigator
Last Updated: Wed Aug 17 10:54:56 2005

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The lenses of the Optistery's telescopes need replacing. It would help out the stargazers astronomically if you could focus on gathering the items they need to repair them.

When you talk to Ropunono he says he thinks his sight is failing, or maybe it's the telescopes. He talks about constellations in the northern skyline and also mentions the materials needed to make 'stellar mirrors' are dropped by powerful monsters in the Northlands...

Go to Ranguemont Pass and kill Ahriman type mobs that are near the Beaucedine zone until you get an Ahriman's lens.

Go back to the Ropunono and trade him the lens. Do NOT go straight to the Maze, or you will lose your key and nothing will happen. He will then tell you about a shielding piece. That piece can be found near the Buburimu Penninsula entrance of the Maze of Shakhrami, in the room where Argus spawns (check the nm Argus for exact location). There is a iron door there.

To open the door, you need a rusty key. Rusty key drops fairly often from wights in the Maze.

When inside, there are 3 chests. Use any chest, it doesnt matter. Once you click on the chest, you will be offered the possibility of choosing a shielding piece: something like "the coin shows Shiva to the West, would you like to take this coin?"

Say NO.

The idea is that 99% of pieces in chests are fake. If you bring back a fake peice, you get nothing and have to find another rusty key and do it again. (quite a frustrating experience... trust me)

In order to know if the piece is fake or not, look at the star map before you head out to the Maze, (a npc near Ropunonno will show it to you). It shows the constellations and the direction they are.

Example: you will get 99% of coins saying Shiva pointing to west, and all of those are fake, because Shiva is East. So at some point a coin will be generated that says "Shiva pointing East" that's a real one.

But let's say you are in the room right now and can't go back to Windurst to check the map, generate until you hit one of the following:

Alexander: North-East Ifrit: North-West Leviathan: West Odin: North Shiva: East Titan: South

Return to Ropunono for your reward.

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Lucky Mithra?
# Dec 31 2007 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I must be really lucky. It only took me and a 75 RDM/DNC killing two of the Evil Eyes on my way to have Dark Spark killed to get one of the Ahriman Lens'

Edited, Dec 31st 2007 11:07pm by Aaitaa

Edited, Dec 31st 2007 11:08pm by Aaitaa
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Went to Maze before turning in lens, my bad
# Jul 26 2007 at 8:30 PM Rating: Good
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Well, I didn't follow the instructions and went to the maze (on some totally unrelated matter) before turning in the lens. How do I recover from this?

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SE Drop Rates ._.
# Nov 20 2006 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
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The drops for this quest suck. My friend and I killed the Eyes in the Pass for over 4 hours and only got 1 lens, then we went to Tele-Vhazl with a 74BST friend and he killed for over 4 hours to get another lens. I'm in the Maze right now and we've been at this for at least 3 hours and gotten two chest keys and only one rusty key. We'll get the other one eventually for my friend, but geez, drop rates suck when you can only kill 3 wights in this particular area (leech room), but I must say, chaining all those leeches and watching them die to cyclone is fun. ^^ g/l with the drops
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Fairly Common?
# Mar 04 2006 at 3:57 PM Rating: Good
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0/22 on key now, been here for over 2 hours.
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RE: Hope this helps
# Aug 13 2005 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I thought that maybe Ghouls or Wendingos would drop they key, but they do not. Only Wights. Just thought that maybe some people would like to know this.
Title
# Aug 12 2005 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Did this quest today, it does have a title:

Night Sky Navigator

Coindicently, I was very shocked when I did it. The first chest I opened was Odin to the North. So it all comes down to luck on your part - the key drop is a little bad but I got it within about 6 wights in the leech room. Also, it should be noted, since it is not in the walkthrough, that there are other chests in the room that have nothing in them, or say they will not open. Keep checking until you find one that does.

Edited, Fri Aug 12 16:54:40 2005
rusty key
# Apr 24 2005 at 11:12 AM Rating: Good
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We got 2 rusty keys while finding shakrami keys for RSE. we got then in the big room near I. Ire area, and in the path to that room where 2 skeleton nests are located opposite of each other, with worms in between. must have got some 10 absorb spells in that time, and 2-3 shakramis keys.
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meera
# Feb 12 2005 at 2:07 PM Rating: Default
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who shows you where the avatars point ?
meera
# Jul 20 2009 at 2:21 AM Rating: Decent
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hes on the far end of the building, he wears a white and blue robe.
the constellations go
(north)
Odin
Alexander Ifrit
Shiva Leviathan
Garuda Ramuh
Titan
RE: meera
# Aug 17 2005 at 1:56 PM Rating: Good
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Quote:
who shows you where the avatars point ?


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a npc near Ropunonno will show it to you
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rare drop
# Dec 05 2004 at 6:14 AM Rating: Decent
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nearly 20 kills and still no drop. for the amount of time you put in to do it, this quest is not worth it at all.

the poster that says it drops fairly often was extremely lucky.
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# Nov 28 2004 at 1:17 AM Rating: Default
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# Aug 30 2004 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Night Sky Navigator
Fame level
# Jun 29 2004 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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This is not a fame 9 quest. I tried at fame 4 without luck. Changed to fame 5, and got it.
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How many Windy Quests?
# Jun 15 2004 at 5:04 PM Rating: Good
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I swear I've done 40+ Windy quests and still can't get this to open. Any ideas?
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RE: How many Windy Quests?
# Jan 08 2006 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually check your rank as some quests only open up at higher rank high fame isnt always enough
RE: How many Windy Quests?
# Jun 26 2004 at 4:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yes, this is a upper level fame quest for windurst.

simply doing 40 quests isn't enough. You didn't mention, but if any of those are repeatables, you can count their value as about .25

Also, you have to do all of the quests downstairs in the library, and the quests in the rhinostery also in order to activate this quest.

Quests like.. The bookworm quests, Water way to go, food for thought.. etc..

Edited, Tue Mar 29 02:16:35 2005
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RE: How many Windy Quests?
# Feb 21 2005 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I have only got Fame level 5 in Windurst, I have completeted all teh quests that you mentioned and I got this one. You do not need fame level 9
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shelling piece
# Apr 28 2004 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
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the shelling piece can be sold to an NPC for 1k+

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Star Locations
# Feb 13 2004 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
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Here is the currect Directions of each Star
Alexander - North-East
Ifrit - North-West
Leviathan - West
Odin - North.
Shiva - East.
Titan - South.


If you accepted wrong direction and got a Shelling Piece just drop it and use chest again.

Edited, Fri Feb 13 07:56:51 2004
coordinates
# Feb 10 2004 at 1:49 AM Rating: Default
What are the coordinates for Rupunono?
RE: coordinates
# Feb 11 2004 at 6:46 PM Rating: Default
On the roof of Optistery in W.Waters
Keys near Ire
# Feb 09 2004 at 3:27 PM Rating: Default
I solod this quest at 48 easily. Most frequent key drops seem to be from the club wielding wights outside of the place where you can fight Ichorous Ire. The scythe wielders also drop Tractor here frequently if u need that scroll. I was also lucky enough to kill Leech King while I was doing this quest^^
level and fame?
# Feb 07 2004 at 11:22 AM Rating: Default
what level and how much fame do you need to do the quest?
Busy work!
# Jan 31 2004 at 4:55 PM Rating: Default
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4800 gil? hardley seem sworth the effort!
RE: Busy work!
# Feb 11 2004 at 1:24 AM Rating: Default
so don't do it and don't get the 4800 gil (or the fame)
RE: Busy work!
# Mar 01 2004 at 5:18 AM Rating: Decent
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In the time I could complete this quest you could probably do 3 or 4 other ones. >.<
RE: Busy work!
# Dec 29 2004 at 10:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Some of us don't do quests just for rewards and fame. Personally, I do quests purely for the sake of doing them (or in some cases, for the interesting story involved). I found this quest to be rather fun. :P
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RE: Busy work!
# Dec 04 2006 at 4:10 AM Rating: Decent
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2 years later I must agree with you. I like dialogs, scenes, getting titles and filling the quests list a lot.

Learning subtle, sometimes minimal, parts of FFXI story is beautiful ^_^

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A clear walktrough
# Jan 31 2004 at 11:57 AM Rating: Good
Ok guys, ill help a little here with this quest caus it sure seems incomplete

you go to ranguemont pass and kill ahrimans type mob that are near the Beaucedine zone. you get your lens. WE had to kill about 15 of them for 2 drops.

Go back to the npc and trade him the lens!!! Do not go straight to maze, or you will lose your key and nothign will happen.

He will then tell you about a shielding piece. That piece can be found near the bubu entrance of maze, in the room where Argus spawns (check the nm Argus for exact location). There is a iron door there.

To open the door, you need a rusty key. Rusty key drops fairly often from wights in maze.

When inside, there are 3 chests. Use any chests, it doesnt matter. Once you click on the chest, you will be offered the possibility of choosing a shielding piece: something like " the coin shows Shiva to the West, would you like to take this coin?"

Say NO. Lol

The idea is that 99% of pieces in chests are fake. If you bring back a fake peice to the npc, you get crap, and have to find another rusty key and do it again. (quite a frustrating experience... trust me)

In order to know if the piece is fake or not, look at star map before you head out to maze, (a npc near the quest npc will show it to you) It shows the constellations and the direction they are.

Exemple: you will get 99% of coins syaing Shiva pointing to west, and all of those are fake, because Shiva is East. So at some point a coin will be generated that says "Shiva pointing East" thats a real one.

But lets say you are in room right now and cant go back to Windy to check map (like it hapenned to me lol...) generate until you hit "Alexander to the North-East". You might have to generate about 50 of them, but that coin is always right.

Quest reward is 4800

My pleasure...

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RE: A clear walktrough
# Feb 09 2004 at 9:46 AM Rating: Good
whee, nice!! Thanks for sharing your discoveries Kingpopof!
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The Bu
# Jan 14 2004 at 6:46 PM Rating: Default
The buburimbu entrance isn't an entrance, it's an exit.
RE: The Bu
# Jan 14 2004 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
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No.

While its not possible to reach the Tahrongi side from the Buburimu side (but the opposite is possible), there is a good chunk of Shakhrami Maze that is accessible from Buburimu. The locked door is in this section.
RE: The Bu
# Jan 15 2004 at 5:45 AM Rating: Default
u can exit to Buburimu from Shakhrami but once u fall off the ledge outside it is immpossible to get back p the ledge to get ack inside of Shakhrami. It is a one-way route.
RE: The Bu
# Jan 15 2004 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Go the other way around the mountain, and you can get in. There are two routes to the entrance, and only one has a cliff.
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Hope this helps
# Jan 14 2004 at 12:45 PM Rating: Default
What you need to do is get an Ahriman lens from the Ahrimnan type creatures in the beginning of the Raungmont pass area... that is the first item, the other taru that talks about old currency helping is referring to what is behind the door in the Maze of Shakrami (it is easier to find this door if you enter from the Buburimu entrance) which you need a Rusty Key (Rare Ex item) to open...inside there are chests that have coins with constellations on them...I hope that this helps...

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RE: Hope this helps
# Jan 14 2004 at 6:03 PM Rating: Default
ummm what drops the rusty key?
...and where exactly is the buburimu entrance lol been trying to find it for some time
thanks
RE: Hope this helps
# Jan 23 2004 at 11:12 PM Rating: Default
Bubu entrance to the maze is at F-6... kinda tricky to get to, but walk around a bit and you'll find it. It's kinda hidden behind some rocks.
RE: Hope this helps
# Jan 14 2004 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I've seen a Wight in the leech pit drop the Rusty Key while searching for the Shakhrami Chest key. Hope this helps.
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