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Start Area: Windurst Waters
Start NPC:Naiko-Paneiko (C - 11)
Related Areas:Inner Horutoto Ruins
Port Windurst
Windurst Walls
Windurst Waters
Windurst Woods
Related Mobs:Hiwon-Biwon (K - 8)
Kyume-Romeh (F - 10)
Umumu (I - 5)
Yujuju (M - 6)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:560
(Average from 21 ratings)
Title Obtained:Editor's Hatchetman
Last Updated: Fri Feb 11 08:30:35 2005

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The editor wants you to gather news articles from the reporters dispatched to each of the four districts of Windurst. In addition, he wants you to confirm the validity of the scoop reported by the reporter in Windurst Woods.


Naiko-Paneiko of the Tarutaru Times (C-11) wants you to track down several reporters and get their story. They are located as follows:

Once you have spoken to all four reporters, head to the Lily Tower of the Inner Horutoto Ruins in East Sarutabaruta (J-7). Go to (G-9) and open the "Cracked Wall". Once you're through, follow the tunnels to around (G-7) or (G-8). There is a tunnel that is NOT on the map. Take that South and then West, to reach the "Mahagony Door" that you need. Examining it will confirm the news scoop and you can now return to Naiko-Paneiko to complete the quest.

Quest Series

This quest is part of a series of quests offered by Naiko-Paneiko. See the list below to find out which quest comes next.


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# Mar 23 2009 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
This quest makes me hate life.
# Oct 07 2007 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
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i hate this its stoping my warp2 quest /sigh
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# Aug 21 2006 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Aug 21st 2006 at 8:43am EDT by dieterderblau
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Record Low Level?
# Mar 13 2006 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
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My character Cocacola finished this quest at level 8 Rdm with no sj. Most of my skills were capped, but I was level 8. I was doing ok in the tunnels, when all of a sudden I got ambused by three gobbies. 3 gobbies are just about all Coca could take, but then a Balloon showed up. So I just started runnin! Soon the door was in sight, and I was running low on HP, and I got to the door and about 4 seconds after I confirmed the scoop I was dead. But I did it! =D
Hellz yeah!
Record Low Level?
# Jul 25 2006 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
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... r u on Midgardsormr ?... i think isaw ya in jeuno... just curious...
# Jan 05 2006 at 5:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Thats the last time I give a Taru npc the time of day...This **** quest is holding up my sleepga II quest ;;

Edited, Thu Jan 5 05:01:32 2006
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Mahogany Door
# May 25 2005 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Can you go through the Mahogany Door? I wanna go in and kill the Cat Burglar or something! What's behind that door?! lol
# Mar 10 2005 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
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I've completed all of this quest as far as I know (got the crappy reward and everything) But appearently not. I have relatively high windy fame. I tried to return to Naiko-Paneiko to trade in the bronze box for the scooped quest, and for some reason it didn't work. I talked to him again thinking maybe I hadn't activated it yet... Hmm the article was STOLEN and the quest remains uncompleted! Arrrg. >< Nobody has seemed to cover this in either of the quests. (maybe I just didn't read carefully enough) I returned to the wood door and nothing happend there either. Could someone please help me out? I swear imma skin that mithra thf when I find her simply for making me run around all day >< thx. ~Aet
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magic gate
# Feb 25 2005 at 2:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok what is the magic gate of Horutoto? u find here?
wheres the cracked wall
# Jan 29 2005 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
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there are 3 cracked walls at the beginning of Horutoto Ruins 2 on the right and 1 on the left as you walk in from j-7 east sarutabaruta. hang a right when you walk in to the main room with the ancient gizmos in it, go in one of the smaller rooms with a gizmo in it and there is a cracked wall in both of the ones to the right. if you go threw the one on the left youll see a different door and it will say it is sealed shut, turn around you went the wrong way. after going through the cracked wall go west and when you get to a point where you could go left or straight, go straight then youll find the follow the path till you see the (if you have a map the path isnt on it) mohagany door, if you went left youll go to a different door with a room full of goblins you went the wrong way, turn around and go back. after that go back and finish up by talking to naiko-paneiko.
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Map of Ruins
# Jan 19 2005 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
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You have to do the Glyph Hanger Quest for the Map of the Ruins.

-Edit- This was supposed to come out on the bottom O_o.

Edited, Wed Jan 19 12:47:02 2005
# Jan 15 2005 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Mahogony door is at G-8 in the Beetle Burrow part of the Horutoto Ruins. As mentioned below, its not on the map. Confirmed that you only need to check the door, you do not have to have the Windy mission.
a long way in
# Dec 27 2004 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Just to be clear. The mahogony door is way way inside the ruin. Don't be confused just because the mahogony door is in the same square as the crack in the wall. The tunnel winds around and off the map. You will go through some 20 gobs and 10 bones before you reach it.

Hope this helps...

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Help me out!
# Nov 24 2004 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
I'm sure that I am doing something stupid or missing something obvious, but I can't even get to G-8 in the ruins. I'm from Bastok so I don't really know anything about the place, but once I zone in and go downstairs, all I can find is a circular hallway. I have no clue what to do with the magical gizmos, and behind every cracked wall I have found I only run into another gizmo or a door thats "Firmly Shut". I spent about 30 minutes last night pretty much doing laps around the place and never got anywhere. If someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong I would greatly appreciate it!

-Edit: I found out what I was doing wrong, I went in the wrong entrance lol.

Edited, Thu Dec 2 10:58:45 2004
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open door
# Nov 19 2004 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
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You only open the door if you are on the Windurst mission 2-1 and have the hide out key.
The Balloon
# Sep 27 2004 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
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It's possible to confirm the presence of the Mahogany Door as long as you can take on Goblin Thugs/Weavers and Magicked Bones one-on-one.

However, you meet alternating groups (of three) of said Goblins and Bones on your path to the door. Even when practised at luring monsters to battle one-on-one, you will probably still need to take on two at a time, every so often.

The big problem for people who try it like I did (WHM, Lv.10, Solo) is the Balloon. While the other monsters check up as "Easy Prey" 99% of the time, the Balloon ranges from "Decent Challenge" to "Tough". Fortunately, it sticks to the "arc" section of path near the end, so it is possible to wait for it to take one direction and dash the other way.

Don't abandon hope if it does notice you though - just keep your HP in the white (if you can restore HP), damaging it when you can. If you get as lucky as I did, it'll selfdestruct instead of killing you.
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RE: The Balloon
# Oct 24 2004 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
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lmao I did this quest as a 36 WHM/BLM (Teleport Quest Fame because Windurst, apparently, has no interest what so ever in listening to some sheep herder about how gold my corn is) and I rolled right through it. What was nice was I was able to collect a couple bone chips and a pinch of bomb ash which took care of Shintoto (or whoever)'s quest to get rid of the 'spy' (Taru Times reporter) that loitered around her house.
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something missing?
# Jul 23 2004 at 1:51 PM Rating: Excellent
I don't know if anyone sent another correction for this, or not, but I have this...

Get to the inner ruins, through the tower at J-7.
Go to either of the west smaller square looking areas on the map.
There is a door you can open, called a cracked wall.
Go in, and either one will take you to nearly the same spot.
I found that taking the northern one allows you to get some bone chips from the magicked bones that are near there.
Then head west through the tunnels.
Then you come to a junction that leads to G-7/G-8, heading north.
Take that route.
Once you get to the farthest point, look south. There is a tunnel that is NOT on the map.
Take that south, and west, to reach the Mahagony door that you need.
Hope this helps someone, since I was really confused by the instructions here.
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something missing?
# Jul 16 2006 at 5:05 AM Rating: Decent
This post was awesomely helpful, rate ^.

I also found that if you go the back way around the loop in H-8 just before you get to the area with the door you can pick up both the two Bone Chips AND the Bomb Ash you need for the Curses, Foiled Again! quest, since there's a Ballon and then 4 Magicked Bones.

I was doing this quest as a lvl 36-THF/18-NIN (since I'm from Sandy) and there's nothing in the ruins that wasn't Too Weak.
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RE: something missing?
# Oct 22 2004 at 3:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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YAY thanx, finally sum instructions that dont confuse me
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bit confusing in secret passage...
# May 30 2004 at 1:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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Since it gets confusing in the passageway, if you have the map of the ruins, go NO further south than the upper half of H9/I9... further down you hit lvl ~20 goblins, and in the big room at the southernmost point, you hit gobline muggers and leechers, which can get up to lvl 30.
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# May 08 2004 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually - you CAN'T enter there - first when you touch it it says:
"It looks like that Cat Burglar's hideout lies behind this door!
You were able to confirm the Windurst Woods scoop!"

then when you press the door again it says:
"The door is firmly closed"
Bronze Mace
# Apr 29 2004 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
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if you return to Umumu (windurst woods i5) after this quest, she says:

"As I thoughtaru!
I won this year's Pulitzer-Bulitzer Prize for journalism with my scoop on the Cat Burglar!
And it's all thanks to you for helping confirm that it was true. I really want to thank you more, but will this do...?"

and then she gives you a Bronze Mace (Lv4 WAR/WHM/PLD Club)

[not sure if you can get this right after, cause i only just talked to her and i am like fame 8 now :P]
RE: Bronze Mace
# Oct 14 2005 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I returned immediately after the quest, and then later on after doing other things...
Umumu doesn't seem to offer any other sort of reward, and Allakhazam also doesn't have a Bronze Mace listed as a reward for a quest, nor Umumu listed as an NPC who offers a reward or starts any sort of quest.

I have fame 9 in Windurst.
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RE: Bronze Mace
# Sep 06 2004 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I forgot to come back right after this quest; but for the moment she just asks if I have any more juicy information and such. No mention about winning a pulitzer-bulitzer

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still cant find it
# Apr 20 2004 at 4:36 AM Rating: Decent
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im having problems with this i went though the cracked wall at G8 and then in that room there only one way to go and it takes me to a big door it doesnt say mahogany or anything but when i click on it it says something about magical gizmo or something then i try to open it and it says this door is firmly shut now i have all 4 pieces of the scoop and i have talked to him to get him to tell me to verify the hide out and its still not working am i even in the right place
Could you...
# Apr 10 2004 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Could you do this quest at the same time as doing M2-1? Considering you have to go to the mahogony door anyways, wouldn't that be more convinient?
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RE: Could you...
# Apr 15 2004 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Wrong Way
# Mar 24 2004 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I tried finishing this part of the quest, but, went the wrong way, to the southwestern most room that looks like a square room, but, indeed, those mobs there are way past level 15, and I died trying to get there... So, I did as told above, and easily finished the quest.... by hugging the right wall, as soon as you get there... Easy to solo at level 15... Can be done at level 12 solo, except with a WHM. I wonder why?
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RE: Wrong Way
# May 13 2004 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
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A WHM solos just fine, as good as a monk unless you are all fat and happy from group xp.
Hiwon-Biwon hates me...
# Mar 01 2004 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
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When I talk to Hiwon-Biwon by Shantotto's Manor he seems very scared (by the way the t-t-t-text is di-dis-displayed <---like that) and he slumps his shoulders and says :H-h-here...t-take this...." but when I look at my key items to see the scoop....nothing is there. I have talked to him over and over with the same result....no scoop. I can't finish the quest without it. So how do I actually get him to give it to me?

I did the quest Shantotto gave about cursing a peeping tom...and it turned out it was Hiwon-Biwon....so will he now not give me the scoop as revenge on me...what gives here??? Help???
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RE: Hiwon-Biwon hates me...
# May 13 2004 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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I finished the Curses, foiled again quest before I got the scoop from him and had no problems, he was still in an awful lot of pain though.
RE: Hiwon-Biwon hates me...
# Mar 07 2004 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
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It sounds like you are part way through the 'curses foiled again' quests. Try completing the second part.


Hope this helps.
Hat in Hand Quest
# Feb 24 2004 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
Kyume-Romeh will NOT give you his scoop if you are also currently doing the 'Hat in Hand' quest for the hat shop in Windurst Waters. Since he is one of the NPCs you must speak to for that quest, he will merely compliment your hat and not give you the scoop you need to complete this quest. Either finish or abandon that quest if he won't give you his scoop.
RE: Hat in Hand Quest
# Jun 22 2004 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
I just did this about 20 min ago, while doing "Hat in Hand." I just had to engage him in conversation a 2nd time after he talked about my hat. The information posted here is correct.^^
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RE: Hat in Hand Quest
# Feb 28 2004 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Kyume-Romeh will give you the scoop if youre on hat in hand. Thats how i got it. I noticed his dialogue was different and talked to him again, and then he yelled at me for mentioning his editors name while he was eating. Just talk to him twice.
RE: Hat in Hand Quest
# Feb 27 2004 at 10:36 AM Rating: Default
I'm not sure that's true...I got the quest while doing the "Hat in Hand" quest. I think I had to talk to him a couple of times - the first time he talks about the hat, and the second time he'll talk about his reporters and such. So just talk to him a couple of times, he should give it to you.

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Simple Instructions
# Feb 14 2004 at 6:16 PM Rating: Default
Take 5 minutes to Finish "Glyph hanger" quest for map

1) Go to tower in J7

2) Then Go to secret door in G8

3) Hug right wall to eventually get to Mohagany Door at SW corner of G8 in next area (off map)
what level?
# Jan 11 2004 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
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i've got the quest but with all the talk of tough mobs n such i'm wondering wether it'd be suicidal to attempt it now. Anyone care to give an indication of what sort of level to attempt this. solo and in party. would be really helpful :)
RE: what level?
# Sep 06 2004 at 5:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I successfully solo'd it as my L8WHM but it came close a couple times as I ran into some Magiked Bones and a Baloon. Fortunately a higher level group came wandering by and saved my bum. If your careful about aggro you should be fine.

Edited, Mon Sep 6 06:41:03 2004
RE: what level?
# Jan 12 2004 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
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there will be many groups of gobs (thugs + weavers), and low level skeletons. possibly a balloon as well. If you see beady beetles, you're going the wrong way. i'd say maybe lvl 10 could solo this, or maybe a group of lower levels
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the article sux
# Jan 08 2004 at 11:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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Here is what I found out after I finally went to get the map :) If you still can't find it, go get the map.. it will be much easier. The thing is the Door is really at G-8, but it's not in the first area u went in.... Its actually in the second area of the Inner Ruins when u go through a crack door :)

When u first go in the inner Horutoto Ruins, u have to travel all the way down to where the big room is(with all the 6 gem charge thing forgot the real name)

When u first reach the big room, turn right and walk until the end of the path where there is a gen charge thing.If you face the thing, on the right hand side, there is a crack and it takes u into another area where it is rough like a normal tunnel.

The easist way I guess is always keep right on the path.. after a while, u will see three skeleton bones and a nice wall. walk till the end and follow the path.. always follow the right path until u reach another same wall. Keep walking and u will find your self in a round area with probably 3 gobs in it.. at its South west side, there is a passege... talk that route and u will find a Mahogany Door..... that's the right one that u have to check..
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Can't Finish
# Jan 06 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I started the quest by first going to the head editor and then collecting all the scoops. I then went to the j-7 tower and check the door and got "the door is firmly closed". So I went back to the head editor and then tried the door in the j-7 tower again and got the same message. When I returned to the head editor, the quest was still uncompleted...he still tells me to verify the scoop. I haven't been able to complete the quest now.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 26 2003 at 10:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) where the **** is yujuju...its not near the air travel agency..-.-
The location of the Door
# Dec 24 2003 at 2:32 PM Rating: Default
..is G-8
# Nov 28 2003 at 3:28 PM Rating: Default
I found the door adn it just tells me "the door is firmly closed" and won't let me do anything. what am I doing wrong?
Important Addition
# Dec 08 2003 at 4:41 PM Rating: Good
There is a slight oversight in how the description of how to do the quest is written up here. After you have all 4 scoops i believe you need to check in with the editor, who tells you to go confirm the scoop at the mahogany door. Otherwise you dont get the "Cat Burglar's hideout confirmed" notice when you check it.

This step (checking in with the editor) you would always do if you were doing the quest without a guide (cause onc you have 4 scoops you think you are done), but its easy to skip if you are following the guide.
RE: Important Addition
# Dec 09 2003 at 11:31 AM Rating: Default
Actually, If memory serves, when you get the scoop from the reporter, says something to the effect of "A good reporter always verifies thier story" something along that line.
RE: Important Addition
# Dec 13 2003 at 3:11 PM Rating: Default
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Lorkai is right. You are asked to verify the reporter's sources before speaking with the head news Taru.

I completed the quest by speaking with said Taru only twice: once to recieve the quest, and once to complete it (after having already verified the lead).
Mahogany door
# Nov 22 2003 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
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The Tunnel and door are located in G8 of Inner Horutoto Ruins (the area after the secret door).

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RE: Mahogany door
# Dec 26 2003 at 9:26 AM Rating: Default
How far into the cave area do you have to go? We've tried this quest several times at varying levels and never make it past the mobs. Bombs are nasty and were frequently jumped by multiple gobbies. It's getting very very frustrating.
RE: Mahogany door
# Mar 28 2004 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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It is not very far, really. It could take you about 15-20 minutes to get from the entrance of Horutoto to the door depending on whether you fight anything along the way or not.

Just keep on heading as right-most as possible, until you see a door. The Mahogany door is quite a large door, and is rather hard to miss.

As said in previous posts, just hug the right wall. ^^
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Naiko-Paneiko location
# Nov 19 2003 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Naiko-Paneiko is at C-11 in southern Windust Waters. Your map will have the Rhinostery and the Federal Magic Reserve on it if you are in the right place. If you are in Windurst Waters but don't see those places on your map then you need to head south, there are actually two maps for Windurst Waters.

# Nov 11 2003 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
You can get a map from doing the glyph hanger quest, really easy quest. It's in the waters section.
# Nov 09 2003 at 4:17 PM Rating: Default
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hey where can I get a map for the ruins I have no idea
# Nov 09 2003 at 2:00 PM Rating: Default
-sorry for the previous post. My mistake.-

I'm having trouble finding Naiko-Paneiko after I've completed all the requirements for this mission. I've looked all over waters and cannot find him anywhere. Can anyone tell me where they found him after gathering all the scoops and going to the ruins?
Where is Naiko-Paneiko?
# Nov 09 2003 at 1:59 PM Rating: Default
RE: which tower
# Nov 08 2003 at 9:10 PM Rating: Default
Is this the same tower as the one from the first mission with the lab and u bring the orb back? that one?
Location of hidden Hallway
# Nov 07 2003 at 11:19 PM Rating: Good
First of all, a map of Horutoto REALLY helps, the quest is VERY easy to do, look it up on this site.

Second, I had a hard time follow other peoples instructions here once I actually got into the Inner Ruins. Finding the rough-walled cave area is fairly simple, and once you're there, look for a round dead-end room on your map in the corner of G-7. That's where you want to go. There's a tunnel from that room that's NOT on the map, but you'll see it once you're in that room. The doors are just down that tunnel, fairly simple.
RE: Location of hidden Hallway
# Nov 09 2003 at 5:53 PM Rating: Default
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This guy is correct... i confirmed it today...
Edited out all the random retired toon crap. I've been playing MMO's since Kunark.
# Nov 05 2003 at 7:03 PM Rating: Default
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Kyume is in Timbers Tarven, not Rarab Tail Hostelry
# Nov 05 2003 at 6:35 PM Rating: Default
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Title you earn from completion of this quest is "Editor's Hatchetman"
The Real Directions
# Nov 04 2003 at 1:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well, after many many many deaths, I finally tagged along a higher level and found the door and the path.

Here is the real deal:

You enter the Inner Ruins as listed. When you enter, you'll go along a hallway that will ultimately dump you into a larger room.

There are goblins and bats all over in here, usually.

Once you get in the bigger room, hang an immediate right and follow the wall until you come to a sort of cubicle. Clear the room if you need to. On the NORTH wall of this room is a secret door. Click it and enter a rough cavern tunnel.

You will work your way through bats and goblins until you come to what appears to be a building patrolled by skeletons. It's not a building and not part of the quest, although it is an area with a circular hallway and a "tip" (on the western wall).

Turn south, then west at the intersection, then south again, then west again. If you look at your map, you should see a big U shaped area that you're moving around. Continue to move around the area and head up NORTH to the other circular-ish hallway area.

Be warned that the mobs here are tougher and meaner. There's often a Beady Beetle around and a "Balloon" both of which can cause problems!

Once again, you'll see another dressed-wall that looks like a building, but isn't. It's patrolled by much tougher skeletons and goblins. If you look at the map, you'll see that you're in the NORTH-WEST part of the map. To the northish-westish of the fake building, the map shows that the passageway ends in a "blob" of a room.

But the map is...wrong.

Enter the blob-shaped room hugging the left wall and you'll find another passageway. Follow that down just a tiny distance to find the Mahogony Door.
RE: The Real Directions
# Nov 16 2003 at 11:30 PM Rating: Default
this is by far the best instructions I have found for this quest! TY for posting it.
RE: The Real Directions
# Nov 16 2003 at 11:30 PM Rating: Default
this is by far the best instructions I have found for this quest! TY for posting it.
Still Can't Find It
# Nov 03 2003 at 11:24 PM Rating: Default
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Well, I'm getting frustrated. So far I've not found any useful help with this and I've been fighting it for 3 days now.

"Look on your map for a circular hallway with a tip..." Wha? There's two of those. Both have skeletons and dressed-stone walls, which might have been handy to know. One, has lower level skeletons and the other has higher-level skeletons and sometimes has the hateful "Balloon" monster. Which area is it? We'd find it a bit easier to locate if some of those minor details were provided.

I've visited both, by the way but I don't see a secret door. Where is this secret door supposed to be? In a North wall? South wall? In the dressed-stone wall? On one of the cave walls leading to the area? ..away from the area? On one of the tips?

Really, what I'm trying to ask for is a bit more information than "It's over there in that direction."
RE: Still Can't Find It
# Nov 04 2003 at 10:22 AM Rating: Default
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I don't have the map to look at but I'm pretty sure I know what you're talking about. Those areas have more than one way to enter the circle. You want to look on your map for a circular hallway that has only one direction to enter from and is also the only exit. When you first enter the choke point there are goblins, if you follow the right wall you may run into a ballon but will see a carved wall with skeletons. Keep following the right wall and you'll find the "tip" that opens up. Inside there are two goblin weavers and one goblin thug. On the left side of that room is another hallway that is not shown on the map. For simplicity sake you can keep following the right wall and you won't miss it. There is no secret door, the hallway is very much obvious just not marked on the map. Follow that hallway and there should be two blade bats and then another goblin thug and goblin weaver right in front of the mahogony door. Hope this helps.
# Nov 03 2003 at 9:20 PM Rating: Default
104 posts
I found him once, and have found the four reporters, but he is not where I thought he was.... Where is Naiko-Paneiko hiding?
9 C I think, windhurst waters
# Nov 04 2003 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
1,075 posts

The building is not marked. I still can't figure out how the **** to make a marker and put it wherever I want.

Its either 9 c, the northmost building beyond the two near it, or its at the opposite end of the trail (the southmost building around 15 something which is also the southmost of the two bulidings near it.)

The door is labeled, TarTaru times or whatever, so you can click on it from some distance.
Kylathia, 59 Night Elven Priestess, Blackhand
RE: 9 C I think, windhurst waters
# Nov 08 2003 at 11:30 PM Rating: Default
104 posts
RE: 9 C I think, windhurst waters

It is the south=western most house, at 11-12/C-D.

Clicking on the door shows "Tarutaru Times"...

I just collected my 560 Gil.

Edited, Sun Nov 9 03:34:11 2003
# Nov 02 2003 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
The coordinates of the tower in East Sartabarta are J7. Also, you REALLY need to have the map for the ruins to do this quest. When you go through the secret door at G8 look on your map for a circular hallway with a tip. This is where you want to go. There is a hidden hallway not on the map that's by this area, find that and go a short distance and youll see the mahogony door.

As a side note: On the map there is one area at the very end that has a solid room look (it doesnt look like a cave basically) this is NOT where you want to go, and it takes a high level to get there anyways. I died three times trying to run past enemies long enough to get there.
Quest Name
# Nov 02 2003 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
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The name for this quest is called "Making Headlines" in the game.
# Nov 01 2003 at 9:37 PM Rating: Default
So is it full of cardians?
Which tower
# Nov 01 2003 at 4:04 AM Rating: Default
Which tower is this in east sataburata, ie what is it's coordinates
RE: Which tower
# Nov 01 2003 at 6:22 PM Rating: Default
It's the northwest white spot that looks like a tree on your map (it actually IS a tree.) The southwestern white tree is the entrance to the OUTER ruins, which is the wrong place
RE: Which tower
# Nov 01 2003 at 10:37 PM Rating: Default
I've been trying to find the mahogony door behind the cracked wall... is it the same door that you click on for the Mission 1 quest? I've clicked on it and nothing special happens, can't seem to finish this quest up.
RE: Which tower
# Nov 08 2003 at 10:45 AM Rating: Default
well, there is a second hidden door in one of orb rooms (top left room on the map)
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