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The Siren's Tear  

Realm:Bastok
Start Area: Bastok Mines
Start NPC:Wahid (I - 8)
Type:General
Related Areas:North Gustaberg
Related Mobs:Wahid (I - 8)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:150
Reward:Gil
Rating
*****
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Items Required:Siren's Tear
Title Obtained:Tearjerker
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Speak with the NPC Wahid in front of the auction house in Bastok Mines.

He will ask you to retreive a Sirens Tear for him that he is in need of.

Before you go outside strip of all weapons, shield and ammo. Also, make sure you still have a slot available in your inventory. Go in to North Gustaberg and follow the road to the creek. Look for a little area that dips down to the water at J-9 on you map. Use the TAB key to auto target until you target something that says ???. Once targeted hit enter. (Note: You MUST have nothing in your hands to pick this up)

You now have the Siren's Tear. Head back to Wahid and receive your reward of 150 gil.

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It is 2013
# Apr 26 2013 at 7:46 PM Rating: Default
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And I finally got around to doing this. Took me 5 tries before coming here and reading a reminder to have inventory space available. Thanks ZAM!
easy
# Apr 17 2009 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Just got this, you can disarm at the river. You must go through the Port Bastok exit (the right side of N. Gustaberg that does not go to Konschtat). From the exit walk left (west) till you get to the river at about J-9. At the top part of the river I found the ???. Easy.

Dude said if I find more to bring him them, is this repeatable?
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cant find spot
# Jan 11 2009 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
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if ur having trouble finding the ??? spot then try it on a sunny day. anyone can get it no matter what race or job as long as u have nothing on your hands: rings, weapons, shield, ranged or ammo this might also include fishing stuff: poles and worms
My experience
# Aug 17 2006 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
Was out already in N. Gusaberg with full armor and weapons on. Decided to try this quest since I had it in my quest log. Took off all armor, weapons (dont forget fishing rod too). Then found the ??? at the most south east part of the river..just south of the lower bridge. Clicked it and got the Sirens Tear.

One point of this is ..is that you dont need to undress prior to going outside. You can disarm at the river.



Edited, Aug 17th 2006 at 3:08pm EDT by CWM
hard?
# Jul 29 2006 at 1:42 AM Rating: Decent
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I also got it my first try I went to the ??? no weapons shields or ammo on it said want to pick up a shiney object? I said yes BAM I have it!
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# Jul 19 2006 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok this thing is really starting to **** me off.

I've had this quest activated for over a year and now that I am completing the Blue Mage flag, I need to get this. I walk on over to Dangruf Wadi, exit at J-3, then head on toward the waterfall. I find the ???, the Waterfall Base, and a hidden target (one with no name).

Everyone has said the siren's tear is at the ??? on the right side of the waterfall. I unequip everything (just to make sure) and target the ???, select it and it says "There is nothing out of the ordinary here." I try several more times and get the same answer. I even went to the otherside to check the other two targets and I get the same response.

Next I figure that I didn't talk to the guy who clues you in on where you find the siren's tear (the guy in the Sheep's Inn or something like that). I walk all the way back and talk to him. He says "Another Siren's Tear has fallen along the side of the riverside." Then I go to the person who gives you the quest (Wahid) and he talks about the problems of Quadav invasions or something useless like that.

Also on the way back from the waterfall I did the Breaking Stones quest (someone had said that was interfering with the siren's tear).

Now I walked all the way back to the ??? and I still got the same response.

I'm thinking about just buying it from the AH because as of now it looks like this is impossible for me. Any info on what I really missed please reply.

Thanks
Unaquirable
# Aug 12 2006 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
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It's not the ??? that's by the waterfall in N.Gustaberg. It's the ??? that's next to the river just to the west of the Port Bastok exit. That is, you must go out the Port Bastok exit. Make sure you deequip your weapons/ammo, etc. Don't know the POS though. But if you've gone through Dangruf Wadi, you've gone too far.
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# Jul 20 2006 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Lol I just logged on 5 minutes after post and noticed i was at wrong spot.
Thanks for the feedback :)
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# Jul 19 2006 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Your at the wrong spot. The spot you are looking for is J-9 at North Gustaberg. Its not the waterfall. Its actually at a stream that you take a bridge over if you follow the road in that area. Its by Obere Creek, south of Zegham Hill.
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Slipping through my fingers.
# Jun 28 2006 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I have talked to the two guys involved with this quest. I entered the map naked, walked up to the shore line. Scanned it for ???, clicked yes, and EVERY GOD **** TIME, it slips away further down the stream. I get as close to it as possible too. I wonder if it is a luck thing...
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Slipping through my fingers.
# Jul 07 2006 at 1:10 AM Rating: Decent
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It turns out, I figured out that while my brother was playing for me, he got the item and I didn't know it. If the item is in your inventory, you won't be able to get it. Be sure if you are having the same problem you don't have the item in your inventory or Mog House/Safe. >,<'
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Gift?
# Jun 27 2006 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Um what is the Gift u get from him once the quest is over?

Edited, Tue Jun 27 14:25:31 2006
Just found it
# May 04 2006 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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hi guys, i have just found it but it wasn't in the left side of the river (J-9) where i was told to search, i was on a corner in the right side of the river (J-8), i don't know if it was an isolated case but i hope it helps someone else

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can't find it
# Apr 13 2006 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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been trying to do this for past week with no luck whats the trick?
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RE: can't find it
# Apr 24 2006 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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I could only target it from the other side of the river. I then walked around on the bridge and grabbed it. Hope this helps.
RE: can't find it
# Apr 20 2006 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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talk to carmelo in steaming sheep restaurant after wahid for quest then you should get tear
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# Aug 14 2005 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I did this today and got it as 62 BLM/31 WHM All I had open was my main, sub, and range slots. I did have an egg in the ammo slot and I wore full armor, rings, earrings, etc. It seems that once you get the tear it goes away.. so maybe it has a respawn timer...
huge freeekin problem!!
# May 18 2005 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
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tried it with nothing on... tried it with no sword or sheild... just as a warrior... think I may try with no encounters on the way there... thanks i love this site
War for Siren's Tear
# Apr 02 2005 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I think you need to be a war to do it...
I tried it with my whm with no armor/weapons equipped... nothing..

Switched to war and got it without a problem.
I dont know if this was a freak thing or what, but it may be useful for some other people here.
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RE: War for Siren's Tear
# Apr 11 2006 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
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I did it as WHM just fine, so anyone with a Lv1 WAR who was planning to Solid Snake it to the lake need not worry.
RE: War for Siren's Tear
# Apr 10 2005 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I just got it as a rdm/whm... only unequipped the top row of items (sword, shield, bow, arrows)
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# Jan 07 2005 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I did this on the first try myself. I unequipped everything, although I heard all I needed to do was unequip any weapons.
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# Jun 15 2004 at 5:35 AM Rating: Decent
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the tear spawns in 1 of 6 locations and there is always one at all times
spawning
# Jun 15 2004 at 5:34 AM Rating: Default
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WARNING: !!Dangruf Wadi Breaking Stones Quest BREAKS this on
# May 16 2004 at 9:02 AM Rating: Good
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WARNING: !!Dangruf Wadi Breaking Stones Quest BREAKS the Siren's Tear quest!!

If you are a low level (less than level 15), you *DO NOT* want to get the Breaking Stones quest started (it is to find a stone in the Dangruf Wadi and the person you don't want to talk to is in the Bastok Markets.. see the Breaking Stones quest for details)

While travelling to the mines for the early missions and for levelling, you can do several Tear pickups at the creek that you pass on the way.

But once you get the Breaking Stones quest, you won't be able to find the Tears anymore. They just wont exist for you, although your companions (who haven't gotten this quest) will still be able to target them.

Perhaps some people who cannot find Tears are having exactly this problem. Check your Quests.. if Breaking Stones is in the current quest list, give up.. you won't find a Tear.

Btw, the Tear spawns in about 4 or 5 spots on the Creek.. 3 of them are: on the very north east side of the creek, on the very south east side of the creek, on the middle of the east side at a bend in the creek.. and I believe there are one to two spots on the west side.. so check the east side first, then do the west.

If you haven't changed your keyboard, the easiest way to search is to use F8 (target NPC) repeatedly. On Ps2, you can hit the left/right target select (direction towards river) repeatedly.

Good luck..
RE: WARNING: !!Dangruf Wadi Breaking Stones Quest BREAKS thi
# Mar 19 2005 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
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That is simply not true b/c I have both open in my quest log right now and I just got the tear for this quest.
RE: WARNING: !!Dangruf Wadi Breaking Stones Quest BREAKS thi
# May 27 2004 at 9:23 PM Rating: Default
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so is that why i can sell the tear for money in my bazaar?
RE: WARNING: !!Dangruf Wadi Breaking Stones Quest BREAKS thi
# Sep 04 2004 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
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i did the breaking stones quest and for some reson i could still get tear...is this a glich?or am i lucky?
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# Dec 14 2004 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I would say you might not be able to do this quest when you have the breaking stones quest activated. I've done both of them many times.
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# May 05 2004 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Just trade the tear to him.
Random spots.
# May 02 2004 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
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No, it's at random spots along the river. And as far as stripping all your armor off and everything, you don't have to. You only have to remove your weapons, and or shields, etc... And after you obtain the Siren's Tear, you can put it all back on again. This quest is meant for newbies, it's real easy. And something else that isn't mentioned above is that you actually go talk to some guy in the Steaming Sheep in Port Bastok after you get the quest from Wahid. He'll tell you that you can't wear weapons and such to pick up the Tear.
Picking it up
# Feb 29 2004 at 1:12 AM Rating: Good
Once you've targetted it, go to it, get as close to the arrow as you can and click it...you will get a message telling you you see something shiny and it will ask if you want to pick it up. Click yes, and you have it.
Repeatable?
# Feb 09 2004 at 2:37 PM Rating: Default
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wahid said that if I find more, I should bring them to him and get rewarded... does that mean this quest is repeatable?
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RE: Repeatable?
# Feb 21 2004 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes this quest is repeatable.
getting the tear
# Feb 05 2004 at 11:24 AM Rating: Excellent
ok, heres what i did.
1) you CAN fight proir to picking it up.
2) you dont have to unequip until right before you grab it. No sense running around naked. I did unequip everything just to be sure.
3) if it didnt work you are doing something way wrong. Fame isn't needed for this at all.
4) it's not the big river like i first thought, its the first small one in N. Gusta. There are too bridges, it is usually between them.

was annoying though, someone grabbed it before i could and it slipped down the river to a place under a high bank. then no one could get close enough to grab it:( clumsy warriors.

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RE: getting the tear
# May 04 2004 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I have also verified these points, specifically 1) and 2). I unequipped my maul and shield only, and still picked it up while holding my Fortune Egg and all my armor. A quick 150 for those looking for some better starting equipment, especially since it's repeatable.
location of ???
# Jan 23 2004 at 6:48 PM Rating: Default
The ??? location is random at that river. Had ??? locked when i did this quest a few weeks ago, than another person took the tear. ??? than disapeared and popped ut longer down the river. Not much gil to get here. I recomend taking the Lighthouse quest ( steam clock ) you can make 2500 gil per hour. If you have warp or flee you can make more per hour.

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# Dec 31 2003 at 10:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ok, I did not have the quest, I walked up, found the ???, unequipt my Staff and got the tear...
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# Dec 20 2003 at 8:16 AM Rating: Good
u dont have to strip all armor, just weapon/shield

i just tested it
??? Moved.
# Dec 20 2003 at 4:31 AM Rating: Good
the ??? for this quest has moved in the latest patch. it is now at the rivermouth in J-8, where the river comes out from under Zegham Hill. it is still on the side of the river closest to the Bastok Gate.
RE: ??? Moved.
# Dec 27 2003 at 12:38 PM Rating: Default
I got it myself on the most southern part of the Obere Creek, eastern shore.
Took 2 attempts
# Dec 16 2003 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
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First I had 29/30 and it slipped away. Got rid of one item to 28/30 and picked it up on second try further downstream.
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# Dec 15 2003 at 4:22 PM Rating: Good
ok so i can't get this done. i know i have the quest (in the quest menu) i've talked to two people in the tavern (carmelo and someone else and i still can't get it. Is it based on time at all during the day? confused i am and i just wanna get it done. oh and yes all my items are removed
slots..
# Dec 01 2003 at 12:38 PM Rating: Default
err i had the same problem.. My items were 29/30, i threw away something to make it 28/30 and i was able to pick up the item... Make sure you have space.. It slipped like 7 times.. Went to both sides of the river..
Sirens Tear
# Nov 24 2003 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I did this yesterday as a WHM. I only had to unequip hammer and shield. All my armor was left on, and I was able to pick up the Tear.
RE: Sirens Tear
# Nov 26 2003 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
Hehe my lvl 1 munk pick this up yesterday all weapon and newb armor on...


how much do these sell for i can back a mint if there are alot of people looking or can not pick this item up...

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# Nov 26 2003 at 2:49 AM Rating: Decent
oh once targeted i hit enter and bingo no special thing about it here..
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Siren's Tear
# Nov 24 2003 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
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The Siren's Tear is a decent quest if you like running around a lot. After talking to Wahid, exit the town at the gate behind you. Look at your map, you'll see two exits to North Gustaberg. Go to the one on the right, and zone. Keeping to the right, run along the mountains until you find the creek with the bridge. After you cross, turn to the right along the riverbank, and when you get about 3/4's of the way, hit TAB to auto-target. You'll target a ???. Unequip any weapons or shields (armor is alright) and pick up the tear. Take it back to Wahid and he'll tell you that he'll buy more from you. If you do repeat this quest, don't talk to him after, just trade him the tear for more gil.

Edited, Mon Nov 24 09:54:01 2003
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# Nov 21 2003 at 12:01 PM Rating: Default
OK, I just did this, a Hume Monk, with my armor on. The real reason it "slips" is because you can't fight at all. Not on the way out from North Gate, or on the way in. If you talk to somone in the Inn in Port Bastok, he tells you how you cant fight. You must show, to the sirens, peace so they will allow the jem to go with you. Hope this helps.
RE: Solved
# Jan 21 2004 at 9:40 AM Rating: Default
I was able to fight as a lvl 20 WAR when I did this, but had to have weapons unequpped, so I was killing Bare-fisted.
t
# Nov 15 2003 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
I have the same problem every time I talk to him all he says is "wahid he just says due to quadav in the bastok mines, nothing good has been for sale in the auctions"



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# Nov 20 2003 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
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you normally hear this, if you have already talked to him about the siren's tear. Maybe you talked to him about this and forgot. Check you quests. After you have the siren's tear, you go to him and use Trade to give him the jewel.
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# Nov 12 2003 at 6:21 AM Rating: Default
You have to be unequiped. I just completed it, a Monk. Took off everything. I'm thinking the belt, a strength booster, was interfeering. Anywho, Monks can do this quest. Totally unequipped of anything before you leave Bastok. I found it near the south end of the river on the east bank.
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# Nov 11 2003 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
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This quest can be compeleted repatedly to make some cash early on. Walk out side is short and no agresive monsters around. Not bad for 150 a trip. I did the "To Be Stylish" Quest to cut down on the time spent running throw town. Now I made enough to buy armor and magic to try out all the Jobs. :)
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# Nov 08 2003 at 2:26 AM Rating: Default
rings and mits are fine, just take off the sword and shield(or whatever on your 2 hands), repeatable
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# Nov 07 2003 at 8:52 PM Rating: Default
im a hume monk and with nothing equipped whatsoever (no weapons, rings, armor.. etc), i've tried about 6 times and still cant pick it up. is it a fame thing?
Tarutaru's hand too small?
# Nov 07 2003 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
Been hitting "Tab" for 3 HOURS!. no tears. with ZERO gears on, Faced to the river and hiting the tab key. Funny thing is there was a Hume next to me when I was there. He got his tear within 30 mins. guess I can try trade my own tears to him for 150gils =(

Does race effect on getting the tears? Im a tarutaru. maybe my hands are too small =(

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#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 21 2003 at 4:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Dorkus, you need to have the quest before you can even see the ???
RE: Tarutaru's hand too small?
# Jan 30 2005 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually, that is wrong. Please be sure you know what you are saying before insulting people. It just makes you look stupid. Just 5 minutes ago I took a friend to do some Bastok quests and he got the tear without having the quest. Also, you can always see ??? marks without having the appropriate quest. In some cases, you cannot do anything with them until you do have the quest, of course, but this is not one of those cases.
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# Nov 07 2003 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I had no problem completing this my first trip out to North Gust.

I checked the banks of the southern river. Simply hit tab searching for targets until you find one.

Once I found it, I got closer and examined it and tried to pick it up. Of course it slipped through my hands because I had a sword and shield equiped. (I didn't feel like wandering around with my weapon and shield readied)

Removed my sword, removed my shield. Examined the ??? again and the caught the tear, with out any problems. (those having problems make sure you do not have anything on or in your hands. rings/shields/etc)

Then return back to Wahid and traded him the tear. I don't believe he says anything differently to you, just trade him the tear.

Edited, Fri Nov 7 10:28:55 2003
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# Nov 07 2003 at 8:42 AM Rating: Default
i cant get it either... im totally unequipped but it slips through my hands every time. is it because im a monk and my hands are classed as weapons or what?!
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# Nov 05 2003 at 7:48 PM Rating: Default
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To find the Siren's Tear, first goto Bastok Port. Head to the tunnle leading to North Gustaberg. Before you go outside strip of all Armour and weapons and shield and jewelry and anything else you have on. Go in to North Gustaberg and follow the road to the creek. Look for a little area that dips down to the water at J-9 on you map. ( please use your map to save A LOT OF TIME ) use the TAB key to auto target untill you target something that says ??? once targeted hit enter. You now have the Siren's Tear. Take it back to Wahid fast. He will give you some gil. 150 gil was my reward. And there you have it.
N Gustaberg
# Nov 05 2003 at 9:57 AM Rating: Default
Which part of the river do I search? Is it the very top part near Bastok? Is it right above the water falls? Is it near "Hunting Bear" by the water fall? Or is it down in the very bottom valley part that I can't find my way down to? I want to get this quest out of my list.
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# Nov 04 2003 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
i got the sirens tear but when i try to go back to wahid he just says due to quadav in the bastok mines, nothing good has been for sale in the auctions. the bards in the port bastok tavern say something about putting the gem up for auction i THINK...but i am not sure. do i have to complete the quadav mission three to give the tear to wahid?
siren's tear
# Nov 04 2003 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
is it in a particular spot along the river?
Doesn't work for me
# Nov 03 2003 at 5:41 AM Rating: Default
It doesn't work for me. I've talked to the quest giver and the guy in the bar to start the quest. I entered North Gustaburg unequipped and tabbed to find the tear but it slips through my hands EVERY time. I was totally unequipped too.
empty hands
# Nov 02 2003 at 3:38 PM Rating: Default
catch it 'empty hands"
Siren's Tear
# Nov 02 2003 at 2:53 PM Rating: Default
stupid thing keeps slipping through my hands...what gives?!
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# Nov 02 2003 at 2:46 AM Rating: Default
click "tab" to auto target the gem
um?
# Nov 01 2003 at 9:34 PM Rating: Default
so do i just run back and forth on the banks of the creeks in N Gustaberg? (with no weap equipped)
RE: Siren's tear
# Nov 20 2003 at 7:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, I dont know why so much people have problems getting the siren's tear. I went and got it at my frist try. you have to leave Bastok from the north gate and go to the little river close to the gate. not the one of the waterfall. you have to go to the extrem right of the river where the river is born in a little cave. there you hit the tab to search and you will find it. I'm not sure if it is always there, because I did it just once, but I found it there. I left Bastok with my weapons still on. When I found the siren's tear, instead of picking it up, I pressed ESC, unequiped all and then got it.
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