Full Moon Fountain  

Start Area: Windurst Woods
Start NPC:Any Gate Guard
Related Areas:Toraimarai Canal
West Sarutabaruta
Related Mobs:Jack of Batons
Jack of Coins
Jack of Cups
Jack of Swords
Mission:6 - 1
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 12 ratings)
Items Required:Southwestern Star Charm
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: The Final Seal
Next Mission: Saintly Invitation
Last Updated: Tue Sep 27 07:27:49 2005

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Mission Orders

At the request of the Orastery, you are to go to the southwestern magic tower of the Horutoto Ruins, located in West Sarutabaruta. Deep within you will find a laboratory, where you are ordered to switch on the magical gizmo.


To start the mission, go to any gate guard and accept the "Full Moon Fountain" mission. You are asked to go to the Orastery in Port Windurst. Go there and speak with Hakkuru-Rinkuru to receive a cutscene. Ajido-Marujido comes in and tells you to go to the Southwestern Tower at (F-11) in West Sarutabaruta. You will receive a key item: Southwestern Star Charm to open the door.

Head to the tower in West Sarutabaruta (F-11). When you enter, you should be in the Dahlia Tower. Go inside and go right, left, left, straight, right, right, and you will see a cracked wall in the next room. Yes, you kinda went in a circle. Go through the cracked door, and straight ahead of you is another. Go through that door, and you will see the Door to the room you need to get to. Upon clicking the door, you will see the message "A GUARDIAN IS BLOCKING YOUR WAY!" and the Jack of Batons, Jack of Coins, Jack of Cups, and Jack of Swords will spawn (all at once). All are around level 60-62.

There are two ways to do the fight itself. You can do it the cheap way or the real way. I did it the cheap way so.. I can only give help there. Put sneak up or have someone put it on you, and activate the spawn. They won't aggro if you have sneak on. Make sure you or someone else has summoning abilities. Summon Carbuncle or whatever you wish, and have it attack one. I took the Jack of Coins (RDM) and it was very easy. Let it come back to you and you can do 1 of two things. You have to wait for the other 3 to de-spawn before killing the one you pulled. So you can either sleep/lullaby it while you wait (Takes 2-3 minutes roughly for them to de-spawn) or whack at it until it's almost dead and then wait for the others to de-spawn then proceed to kill it. In any case, once it is dead go check the door and you will get a cutscene (If you want to do the fight the real way, I'd advise having an alliance of people, or a handful of 70+ could probably take it if they are good).

After the cutscene, return to the Orastery and speak with Hakkuru-Rinkuru. He will tell you that Ajido-Marujido went to the "central tower" of the Horutoto Ruins (where Toramarai Canal is), and asks you to bring him back. Toramarai Canal can be found in the tower near Spiny Spipi's spawn (J-7 of East Sarutabaruta). Upon entering, hang a right once you get to the large room. Go into the room in the corner there, and go through the cracked wall. Follow the path until you get to the room with the door with 3 circles in front of it.

This door can be opened 1 of 2 ways. The first way is to get a white mage, black mage, and red mage to stand on each of the corresponding circles (by color). If you did mission 3-2 and didn't skip it, you are able to get a charm (key item) to open the door. Trade a Rolanberry to Kupipi in Heaven's Tower to receive the key item (only if you completed 3-2). After going through the door just follow the path to zone into Toramarai Canal.

Once you go in, follow the path until you come to a T and go left. Follow the left wall once you get into the canal, continuing until you find a bridge crossing over to the right side. Cross it and follow the right wall going in the same direction that you were, and when you come to stairs leading down into the water take them. Go south and then head west when you can, following the tunnel until you come out and go up the stairs in front of you, and head North (you'll turn around from where you were going) and follow the wall. Go south into a hall when you see it, and follow the right wall now. Don't go into the middle of this room; just follow the right wall until you get to the north hallway heading into a hall with stairs. After following this path you will come to a Large Stone Door, which will lead you to Full Moon Fountain. Enter to see the cutscene where you and Ajido-Marujido will make a narrow escape. After the cutscene you will have completed the mission; you do not need to return to Windurst to finish it.

To read the spoilers for this mission, please refer to the Full Moon Fountain Spoilers page.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the Windurst rank series. The complete mission series includes:

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Despawn accident
# Mar 24 2009 at 6:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, Since I didn't see anything about this in the upper parts(Sorry if someone had posted this on the lower), If you spawn them, then not pull them right away(letting them all despawn v.v), you'll ahve to wait abit.. I'm on 15mins, and still waiting.

Edit: Ok, Minus that... Right after I posted this, I hit it and they popped, So its 15-20min timer

Edited, Mar 24th 2009 9:56am by nitron
god idk
Not too tough really
# Oct 20 2008 at 10:18 PM Rating: Good
I've never really had a problem with this mission, bar the time our Blm took too long to check the door and spawned a second wave (ugh). Just try not to underestimate the strength of these Cardians, if left unchecked, they can pose a real threat. I've always killed the Cardians, we've never used a depop method. Really though, a basic exp setup can kill these around level 60 without too many problems. Just remember to check the door right away. As for getting to Full Moon Fountain, it may help to go in through Windurst Walls, if you can manage it. To answer a previous poster, no, this mission does not give you access to Toraimarai Canal through Wind. Walls, that is accomplished through a series of quests given by the Rhinostery in Windurst Waters. I should advise though, that if you do not have a map to Toraimarai (obtained from a coffer if memory serves) then you should probably go the route the guide describes.

Edit: I just took a party through this mission, following this guide, and I must give kudos to whoever wrote it, that bit about Full Moon Fountain was 100% spot-on and easy to follow.

Edited, Oct 25th 2008 4:57am by Dragonli

Solo'd as SAM75 /war
# Jul 03 2008 at 5:35 AM Rating: Good
444 posts
Without any real issues (<3 Seigan + Third Eye)

I pulled the Jack of Swords, figuring the PLD would be the least challenging, and was more or less correct. Silent Oil, pop, /ra <t> and I was good to go.

One interesting note about the fight: I had a bit of a nerve-wracking moment when the Jack of Cups cast Cure V on the PLD Jack I was engaged with. I swore this meant I was about to get a linkfest and a quick jog back to the zone, but the WHM didn't move from his spot at the wall. I didn't want to test my luck a second time so I kited the PLD back a bit further just to be safe. *shrug* Guess it wasn't that interesting... heh
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70 PLD easy prey
# May 10 2008 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
147 posts
Just finished this as 70 PLD in hybrid dd gear.
Popped a sneak oil, clicked gate.
Ran back and provoked jack of cups.
By the time the battle was over, the others had despawned, Jack was dead and I got CS.

No immediate danger, bar the one time he silenced me.

Easily done :)
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# Dec 25 2007 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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bump to make sure my sig works >.>
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I probably rated you down.
# Dec 25 2007 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Sounds difficult -_-
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# Oct 19 2007 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
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idk what really happened we did this w/ 2 75 blm and a 75 whm things went bad when whm woke up and benediction. So we zoned walked out door zoned healed. Came back in just the 2 blm and the Nm aggro'd i thought it was normal nm that popped there but it was the nm from the battle so me and other blm fought killed and won.
I know.. another rdm solo
# Oct 07 2007 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Solo'ed this as lv64 rdm/blm. First I cleared the normal mobs guarding the room. Then after casting sneak, I popped the NMs. Then I pulled from max range using bow and they don't link, so no idea why others bother with summoner subjob.

Anyways, I pulled the BLM one since I didn't want to deal with curing itself or benediction. And instead of other rdm's strategy of nuke->sleep->nuke and so on, I instead melee it with en-whatever spells, and Sleep2 whenever my stoneskin and blink went down. Took me awhile to kill it and the other NMs de-popped by the end of the battle. I didn't need to convert.
# Jul 06 2007 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
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so i will get the canal access for this?
Nm fight
# May 06 2007 at 2:25 AM Rating: Decent
If you dont have much help, this is what you need to do. All you need to do is kill two maximum. Pull one away from others with sneak on. DO NOT USE MAGIC, they aggro to magic. Kill it. (Let others despawn) Check door. It will not let you in. So zone and come back. Kill another one. Let them despawn. Now TOTAL you killed 2. Check door and then NOW you get CS.
Nm fight
# May 20 2007 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
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I've just solo'd this as a level 74 blm/rdm on my second try. You only need to kill one cardian, just make sure the others depop before you kill it (as mentioned already below) or you won't get the cs.

I chose the Jack of Coins (rdm) and despite having a high magic resist he went down pretty easily. Kept stoneskin up and used the sleep > nuke > sleep > nuke method to bring him down. Manafonted near the end to save me having to rest for mp again.

Just make sure you keep him silenced, and /rdm for dispel will help as the regen these things cast on themselves is pretty strong.

Also don't pull him back too near the cracked wall to kill him or the seven's on the other side will start curing him. Doing that was the reason i died first time round. I also subbed whm first time, so by the time i reraised the cardian has cast regen on himself, got all his health back and depopped.
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# Jan 25 2007 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey, the guide is a bit sketchy so cnce your in the Central Ruins, go in and to get to the 3mage door:

Take a right as soon as you can and go into the tunnel to a small room.
Check The Cracked Wall and enter.
You will come to a fork, hug the wall to the right from here, you will come to another fork very soon (straight on or left) so carry straight on.

The Next fork you come to, you can either go left or forward. Go left (which is the South-Most path) this will take you on for a while. You will then start to head north Parallel to a different style of wall, there will be a gap in it soon to the left, go through.

This will lead you up some steps to a door, check the door and enter. This will lead you into a big room (weapons, gobs and bombs around here so be ready), keep heading forward and you will come to another crack in the wall. Go through.

Follow this around and you will come into another big room, the 3Mage door is on the North wall of the room (Hug the left wall round if your unsure). If you don't have the key get your mages on the spots and it will open.

Wlak through, the East and West openings lead to the same place in the first circular room, also you can walk through the walls, they are not selectable.

The next room has lots of skeletons and bats. Take the North Western most room to get to Toraimarai Canal (The room will have a Door with Toraimarai Canal written on it to select).

And your there! This link will alos be most helpful


Good luck!

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Mission 6-2
# Nov 20 2006 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
Just soloed this thf 74, it was cake instructions awesome simple and straight forward, go in kill the tens in the room, throw up sneak or in my case oils touch gizmo, when they spawn pull back pull coin with bolt, Ni, ichi, and use bloodys for health, and ws when you can. others should despawn by time fight over^^ good luck
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1. part is easy
# Sep 02 2006 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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i did the first part with all the "Jack of" 2 char whm64/smn and war71/nin it took about 2 min and was easy...
i just made a Carbuncle-pull and got 3 (2 low lvl and a jack) killed the 2 low lvl and the the others was gone and we killed the jack and that was it too easy
completed today by 2x64 +NPC
# Jul 16 2006 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Did this today with rdm64 (me) and whm64 and a lvl50 NPC on fierce attacker. Very easy really, the despawn trick does work. We carby pulled the rdm jack cardian to the bigger room with the 7 8 n 9's and dou'd it there. It was silenced through its 2hr and we didn't have that much of a problem even with the lower cardians curing it. Just before killing it the whm disengaged and checked the other room reporting that the others had despawned. After it was dead, checked the door, putting snk back on as a precaution, and got the c/s. The toraimorai (sp?) canal part was easy, we even hung around and dou'd a ton of canal pugs, fallen knights and Lichs for kicks. sleep nuked a coupld of cutlass scorps too just for kicks.

Neither of us had a melee heavy set up, just regular gear AF and such. The cardian we killed gave us aprox EM xp so we think it was lvl 64.

looked forward to fighting the jack Cardians for ages and it was a lot of fun.

hope this helps!
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man that sucked :P
# Jun 28 2006 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
rofl, it took us 3 times
first time, the DRG hit the door on acident
he died, we all lived :P
2nd time, i used shield bash, wow i wasnt thinking >.>
DRG and BLM died (DRG got escaped and then died, so he was dead outside lol)
3rd time, we got our RDM to pull with arrow, pulled the Coin (RDM) and we killed to fast, so we pulled a 2nd the PLD one and started to hack away, well we pwnd it and when it was dead we noticed the other 2 were gone, wewt, but we won and it was great

Edited, Jan 10th 2007 11:04am by ErikTheCleric
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# Jun 27 2006 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh yah, we took on the PLD one. :3
Couldnt -ga shadows away and the others despawned
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RE; Poor Guie
# Jun 27 2006 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
271 posts
did this guide really say an alliance of people?
I sneaked myself (59 Thf at the time)
and Hit the door. I had "Mike" (59 NIN at the time) Voke it.
We were kidding around the 1st time and he died... I fleed to zone.
Anwho, we busted out NPC to make it interesting and owned this thing.
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Took me two tries to do this
# Jun 26 2006 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
329 posts
I know that Alla lists these mobs as non aggro, but they aggroed me. I put sneak on and clicked the door. The 4 cardians appeared and did not attack right away... I took about 4 steps back and went to summon carby to do a carby pull. As soon as I finished summoning carby (sneak was still on) all 4 of them attacked me and I didn't stand a chance.

2nd time I pulled with an arrow and everything was just fine. So I think that these might have a magic aggro up to a short distance. Just fyi.
Took me two tries to do this
# Mar 18 2007 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
108 posts
EDIT: redundant response, sorry.

Edited, Mar 18th 2007 7:59pm by sevendreams
# Jun 12 2006 at 5:18 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
soloed np. sneak, pull the Coin with an arrow and by the time i killed him the other three despawned. didn't sleep him and nuke, just kept him silenced and fought smart. good luck
and sorry about the double post =/

rdm/blu-impossible to gauge :)

Edited, Mon Jun 12 06:29:27 2006
# Jun 12 2006 at 5:17 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
soloed np, pulled the Coin with an arrow and by the time i killed him the other three despawned. didn't sleep him and nuke, just kept him silenced and fought smart.

Anyone on Sylph need this?
# May 31 2006 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I am currently level 66 brd and I really want to get this mission done. If anyone on the Sylph server wants to do this mission with me, I really just need help with the killing the cardian part. I would be so so grateful! I am ready to do this part of the mission, I just don't think I can solo it or I would! I put a message on the Sylph server board but nobody responded who needs this mission done. If you help me out I'll be your best friend! lol :) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me out ;;
About the Charm
# May 11 2006 at 5:56 AM Rating: Decent
442 posts
I think this information is a bit outdated. I just got rank 6 and checked this to see if I could solo it or anything.

Anyway, I check to see if I have the Southwestern Star Charm, but I don't. I skipped 3-2. I go to the Orastery and get the cutscene and the NPC gave me the charm right there.

This happen with anyone else?
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RE: About the Charm
# Jun 25 2006 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
the southwestern star charm is the charm needed to spawn the 4 cardians, the portal charm
is the item you need to open the 3 mage gate by yourself.
Edit: I forgot to answer the question at the end, yes, this happens to everyone else.

Edited, Sun Jun 25 21:02:43 2006
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Windurst Rank 10
73WAR, 75NIN, 61WHM, 58BLM
4 Evasion, 8 Katana, 4 Crit rate, 5 STR,
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RE: About the Charm
# May 22 2006 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
185 posts
This happen with anyone else?

Yeah they updated it so you can now go solo thorough the door instead of relying of finding people with 2 other jobs.

Edited, Mon May 22 23:54:08 2006
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# Mar 10 2006 at 8:05 PM Rating: Good
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Solo'd 75MNK/NIN. Grabbed teh blm after poping w/ sneak on, and held him hin cure range til they others despawned (They'll cure him but not link). That way i knew they'd despawn before i killed him.
The Door will not open
# Feb 07 2006 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried 6-1 yesterday for the second time and had the same problem as I did with the first. We get done killing the Jack wait for the despawn, I run to the door click on it and I get " The door will not open even with the southwestern star charm a mysterious force is interfering" This is truely aggrevating especially after checking so carefully that hit all the right places and talked to all the right people and got all the right stuff. Anyone have any Ideas?
RE: The Door will not open
# Apr 16 2006 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
328 posts
Seeker is right, the others have to despawn BEFORE you finish off the one you're fighting. If you kill it first, you're going to have to pull another one out of the pile if you don't want to have to pop them again.
RE: The Door will not open
# Feb 21 2006 at 8:26 PM Rating: Good
1,600 posts
I think the problem, from the way you say it, is that you're killing Jack THEN waiting for despawn.

Let them despawn first then finish off the one you're fighting, I think otherwise the game thinks that you didn't kill any.
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RE: The Door will not open
# Jun 25 2006 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
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i dont think its so much the game doesnt think you killed any as the game knows you only killed one. Whereas if you wait for the others to despawn, then kill the jack, it checks after its dead to see whats left, sees nothing left and assumes you killed them all.
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Snipperz vs. 6-1
# Jan 18 2006 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Lol, me (75rdm) and my friend alihassan (72bst) went to duo this. We sneaked up, hit the door to spawn them, then he stuck CC ultimate snipperz! on the rdm. Carrie took it really really low and would have killed it if it hadn't been so chainspell buff happy.

The other 3 despawned as CC was beatzing the rdm, so when she died, we stepped in, beatz left, beatz right, last 10% taken off.

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beware magic aggro
# Nov 25 2005 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Me and my 72 nin/war friend tried to duo this, I subbed SMN and used Shiva to pull but unfortunately for me, this guide said nothing about Cardians aggroing to magic and i met with a very fast death. Had a 75 whm come raise me and we Trio'd it. Had to fight twice cause we killed the PLD first and they despawned as I was pulling the next. Had to leave the zone and come back. Then we pulled the PLD and the NIN soloed it until the other 3 despawned. Very easy, just remember that Cardians aggro sound and magic.
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# Oct 25 2005 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Yay, that's my guide up there now.. I hope it's clearer than the last one. XD
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# Oct 09 2005 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
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I was farming tens here the other day and saw a RDM75 come solo it. He just fought one while keeping the other 3 asleep.

Didn't even break a sweat really, just plowed his way through all 4 of them.
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# Sep 25 2005 at 2:04 PM Rating: Good
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I did this last night, and I'd like to post my experence because some of the previous posts are contradicting.

First time I popped the Cards, we pulled it back, accidently casted magic too close to the others and got magic aggro off them all and wiped. (I was falling asleep.. meh)

Second time, pop them, pull one, slaughter it, and then a few minutes later the other three despawn. Talked to the door and did NOT get the cutscene.

Third time, popped them, pulled one, slept it untill the other three despawned, killed the one we'd pulled, and talked to the door and got the cutscene.

It is possible to only fight one, and get the cutscene.

After this cutscene, head to East Saru, go in the middle tower to the Toraimarai Canal. (you'll need three mages, RDM BLM WHM, or the portal charm) Inside the Canal, follow the right wall, and you will make it to the Full Moon Fountain. If you're confused, don't go down any steps, I think you cross over just one bridge. Just Sneak and follow the right wall.

I hope this clears a few things up.

Sidenote: if you're really lost in the canal go check this map out. (I don't know how to make links work or anything)

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Solo as 68 blm
# Sep 24 2005 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Just finished this mission solo. Wasn't hard at all if you have some experience in soloing as blm.

I popped them with sneak on, sleepga and silenced the coin. Then I woke the coin up and ran to the zone to remove hate. I zoned back in found the coin alone on the way and started killing it.

Basicly just nuke>sleep>nuke>sleep etc. Keep blink, stoneskin and aquaveil up all the time, keep it silenced and aspir when you can. If you're low on mp and you have buffs up, íts safe to rest. Imo the most important buff is aquaveil so you won't get interrupted.

gl to you ^^
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Bad pull isnt so bad.
# Sep 07 2005 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I figure I should mention this to anyone who wants to solo it without Carby pulling.

I was too close when i tried to silence one of the Jacks and they all aggroed me (I was at the end of the hall closest to them). So I ended rnning all the way back and zoning a ton of cardians.

I zoned back in picked one of the jack and pulled it to a corner where I killed it. Touch the Gizmo door and got that CS.

Lesson: even zoning them doesnt end that attempt, just kill any one jack before they all desawn and you can complete the mission.
Can be solo'd by 70 RDM
# Sep 02 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I solo'd this last night just to see if it could be done. Went as 70 RDM/BLM with mostly just AF gear and my staves.

The pull took a couple tries but I managed to just get the jack of cups by standing just at the limit of casting distance and silencing him. Pull him back close to cracked wall and initially tried to tank him. Unfortunately he was hitting a little too hard so I switched to the nuke->sleep strategy which went much better. Several cycles of SS->Blink->rest->Silence->Aspir->AeroIII->WaterIII with a couple converts mixed in and he was dead and the other Jacks had despawned. Got the cutscene and went on to the canal.

I might suggest pulling a different Jack for this strategy though since it was a very long battle with the Jack of Cups, primarily because he used Benediction. If one of the Cardians is a BLM or RDM, it might be a better choice. You can sleep most RDM's through Chainspell and AM takes so long to get off you can always silence or sleep a BLM.
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#Flossy, Posted: Aug 25 2005 at 2:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I tried this last night as 60pld/30whm, I was all buffed up and rdy to fight! 200%TP and full MP. I spawn the cardians, but forgot which one to pull, so I pulled the RDM cardian and blast him with Vorpal blade. His HP goes down about 1/4 then he uses chainspell and pwned me. :( Next time I'll pull the whm..
#Flossy, Posted: Aug 25 2005 at 2:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I tried this last night as 60pld/30whm, I was all buffed up and rdy to fight! 200%TP and full MP. I spawn the cardians, but forgot which one to pull, so I pulled the RDM cardian and blast him with Vorpal blade. His HP goes down about 1/4 then he uses chainspell and pwned me. :( Next time I'll pull the whm..
#Flossy, Posted: Aug 25 2005 at 2:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I tried this last night as 60pld/30whm, I was all buffed up and rdy to fight! 200%TP and full MP. I spawn the cardians, but forgot which one to pull, so I pulled the RDM cardian and blast him with Vorpal blade. His HP goes down about 1/4 then he uses chainspell and pwned me. :( Next time I'll pull the whm..
Magical Gizmo Door
# Aug 18 2005 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
101 posts
Clicking on the "Magical Gizmo" door is what spawns the cardians. It doesn't say that in the guide, but that's what it is. Be ready before you click on this door.
Not too bad
# Aug 12 2005 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
This wasn't so bad. We Trio'd this tonight, the party was 64whm/32blm, 61rng/30nin, 60rdm/1smn (me)

Basically, I subbed smn solely for carby pull. We pulled Jack of Cups, and went easy on it till the rest despawned, then we beat it into the dirt. It was a fun battle. Definitely doable. Had I known I'd ever use Carby pull, I'd have leveled my summoner.. but it's not something I use often enough to spend money/time on right now..

The mission
# Aug 09 2005 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Kay I just did the Cardian portion of the mission a couple nights ago. (Still need to go to FMF) Anywho, I had my 75 SMN friend be my muscle and myself, 63BLM. I went to the tower, casted sneak, stoneskin, blink and examined the door. My friend just attacked the Jack of Coins (or whichever one was the WHM) Carbuncle was actually winning lol. Anyways none of the other cardians linked so she just let him pound on the cardian and after about halfway she pulled the cardian back and it used Benediction shortly after. By the time we were done the other three NM cardians had already despawned lol so I got my cutscene. So all you really need for this mission for the NM fight is a 75 SMN lol...
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Poor guide
# Aug 04 2005 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
550 posts
This guide is pretty poor. Anyone have some more info? As in how do we get to Outer Horutoto ruins, whihc position we spawn the Cardians at, how we get to the cardian spawn point, etc. There don't really explain anything, just go here and kill this.
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RE: Poor guide
# Sep 13 2005 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
The easiest way to get to the Outer Horutoto Ruins of this mission is to enter West Sarutabaruta from Port Windurst. Head to F-10/11. On your map, you will see a sort of white circle; that is how all the ruins are marked. Once inside, you are going to head to J-8. From the entrance: head down the steps. You will be forced to take a right at H-8. Next make a left at H-9, and then the next left again at H-9. Continue heading North until you reach H-8 again, then make a right heading East. (It forces you to zig-zag your way there). At I-8, make another right and go south. There you will see a "cracked wall." Go through it, and you are now off the map. You will just need to go straight East (maybe needing sneak depending on your level) until you hit a second cracked wall which will be at J-8. Through that door is where you will camp to fight the cardian/s. Hope that little walk-through helps. ^.^
As I was typing this out for you, I was looking at Vana'diel Atlas for the maps. I think it's a really useful site.

P.S. Rate down to Amangi for being a jerk.. There may be a time to flame, but it's not when someone is asking for clearer help.

Edited, Tue Sep 13 04:01:51 2005

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RE: Poor guide
# Aug 06 2005 at 12:10 AM Rating: Default
26 posts
That is because SW most tower is hard to find... and that zone was just so huge, I'd never figure it out. Come one people, use a little thought and it is easy.
# Jul 07 2005 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
106 posts
OK, this guide sucks for the actual battle strategy. First off, do all the prebattle stuff: Protectra, Shellra, Reraise just in case, and be ready with Escape if you have it.

Now cast sneak on someone and have them go touch the door. The 4 cardians will spawn. Summon carbuncle (careful, they magic aggro) and have him attack the Jack of Cups. Run back to the group and release Carbuncle or let him die. Now, sleep the cardian and leave him alone until the rest of the cardians despawn. Then kill him and examine the door. You should recieve a short cutscene.

Once it's over head back to the Orastery and talk to Hakkuru-Rinkuru, the taru on the left of the platform. He should tell you to go to the central tower to find Ajido-Marujido.

Head to East Sarutabaruta and go to the central tower. Find your way to Toraimarai Canal using the maps on ffxi-atlas.com, then to Full Moon Fountain. When you enter Full Moon Fountain you will recieve the final cutscene for this mission.
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# Jun 23 2005 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent

I touched the door, all 4 spawns, bam, critical hit of 303, then 210, I'm dead. RDM dies a few seconds after. PLD dies while running. SMN kills them all by himself..

Edited, Thu Jun 23 05:36:09 2005
What the hell?!
# Jun 20 2005 at 10:41 PM Rating: Default
91 posts
Ok I'm am starting to get annoyed with this mission. I've died 2 times so far (2 separate fights) and today for some unknown reason we killed 2 the Cardians while the other 2 despawned but none of us were able to get the CS when we touched the door again. I am sooooo confused. Everyone claims that you are able to do complete this even if they despawn and you don't kill them all. Someone please help me out with this!
RE: What the hell?!
# Aug 29 2005 at 10:05 AM Rating: Default
111 posts
As always...

If you have multiple NM's spawning you can wether kill them all... or kill just 1 or 2.

You will still get the cutscene, only if the last one you kill dies after the others despawned.

This works for a couple of San d'Oria Missions (King Ranperre's Tomb and Quicksand Caves) too... and for every similar situation. ;)
The new Ilris...
RE: What the hell?!
# Jun 29 2005 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
756 posts
I think they fixed the despawn bug
RE: What the hell?!
# Aug 01 2005 at 4:50 PM Rating: Default
44 posts
If you kill Jack of Coins, you can wait for the other 3 to despawn .. if Coins despawns, you gotta do it again i guess :/

sneaked up and carby pulled the coin

I am advanced beyond my years
# Jun 17 2005 at 8:15 PM Rating: Decent
611 posts

Edited, Fri Jun 17 21:18:49 2005
# May 12 2005 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
I just completed this yesterday with 60 RDM and 61 BST. Used sneak to spawn the cardians. We then pulled the WHM cardian with a pet and started fighting. It cast benediction, and we just kept beating on it. You have to wait for the other Cardians to despawn before you kill the one you have pulled or it doesn't work. "Letting" it cast bene gaves us the time we needed for the others to go. Otherwise, just sleep it until you are ready to do the final kill. This part barely took ten minutes to finish.
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# May 07 2005 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
I solo'd this as a NIN60/SMN13 (subbed SMN for carby pull). Used Silent Oil to avoid aggro while popping, and then carby pulled. I'm not sure carby was neccessary, only the Ace of Cups moved. Somewhat long fight and the Ace of Cups used a lot of Banishga and Diaga, I probably would have taken the PLD if given the opportunity to try it again.
windy mission 6-1
# May 07 2005 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
does all help have 2 be from windy ?
also does help have 2 rank 6 ?
i stupidly tryed this solo thank god 4 chainspell warp lol any info would be great

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a few corrections
# May 06 2005 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Go to any gate guard to start the mission.

Accept the ?Full Moon Fountain? Mission from them.

Once you accept the mission you are told to go to the Orastery in Port Windurst right away.

**When you arrive at the Orastery and talk to Hakkuru-Rinkuru a cut scene happens, Ajido-Marujido comes in and tells you to go to the southwestern tower in West Sarutabaruta, and to press the switch in the laboratory to activate the magic towers.

Head to the southwestern tower of the Outer Horutoto Ruins. ***Inside the ruins you will fight 4 Jack Cardians. Once you have defeated them, ****examine the door to receive the ?southwestern star charm? key to the laboratory, which is a key item.

** You will recieve the Charm Key Item after you recieve this CS. if you do not recieve it, you may have been disconnecting, and simply get the CS again to recieve the Key Item. Without this item, you will not be able to pop the cardians.

*** clear the room of cardians, and have everyone camp in the corridor leading into the pop room. Have one person Sneak up and touch the door. Carby-pull one at a time, as they seem to aggro magic. my alliance fought 3 while the 4th despawned, and got the CS fine. just try to pull and kill as fast as possible.

**** the Key Item will vanish. you will not recieve any Key Item upon re-touching door and recieving CS.
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