A Timely Visit  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Southern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Deraquien (G - 8)
Related Areas:Chateau d'Oraguille
Jugner Forest
La Theine Plateau
Related Mobs:Giollemitte B Feroun
Skeleton Esquire
Min Level:20
Max Level:75
(Average from 34 ratings)
Title Obtained:Obsidian Storm
Items Granted:Medieval Collar
Last Updated: Fri Oct 8 15:10:27 2010

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Help apprehend the criminal suspect that has been sighted on La Theine Plateau.


This quest requires a lot of running around, so if you have a BLM with Warp I, it would be a good idea to make that your sub-job.

To start things off you need to go to G-8 in Southern San d'Oria and talk to Deraquien. This starts a cutscene.

Afterwards head to just outside of Ordelle's Caves and talk to Narvecaint (F-7), another cutscene will occur. Now head back to Southern San d'Oria and talk to Deraquien again. After that cutscene, head to Chateau d'Oraguille and talk to Halver for another cutscene. After this is done, head back to Deraquien to watch another cutscene.

From there go talk to Phillone. She can be found inside one of the houses, (D-7), on your left just past the Tanner's Guild. Now go talk to Deraquien again. From there go through King Ranperre's Tomb to Jugner Forest, where there will be a ???. Examine it at any time between 18:00-4:00 and it will spawn two mobs: Giollemitte B Feroun and Skeleton Esquire. It is strongly recommended that you bring along a few level 50+ people to help with this quest. After you kill the mobs examine the ??? again for another cutscene.

Now go back to Southern San d'Oria and talk to Phillone again for another cutscene. Then go back to Ordelle's Caves caves and talk to Narvecaint again. Now return to Southern San d'Oria and talk to Phillone one last time to finish up the quest. Your reward is a Medieval Collar.

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Easy as pie
# Mar 19 2009 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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just did this...
75 whm/smn (Darksteal Maul and holy shield) and my 59 'Stalwart shield' npc with a spear... no buffs other then haste and stoneskin and they never cracked it
In my own hand
# Oct 21 2008 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
Just finished quest as RDM61/BLM30. Lots of running and warping and teleporting but was easy. After fight in Jugner forgot to click on the ??? had to run all the way back and ended up fighting them again with little MP. Used convert but after cure took most mp back. Was longer 2nd time with little MP but easy fight to solo.
A Timely Visit
# May 26 2008 at 3:35 AM Rating: Decent
i have just finished this as rdm50/24blm fully buffed,had to use convert . good fight. was close at one point was down to red , but stoneskin and convert got me out of trouble . enough said XD
# Apr 25 2008 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I just soloed the fight as 52PLD and didn't have to use 2hr!

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# Apr 17 2008 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah gotta fight em again. No big deal just zoned, used my last tactics pearl and called my boy. Buffed up and just mowed through em both. (even threw in a few waterga spells being bored)Romi did all the work and I just kept him alive. I love that boy.
# Apr 17 2008 at 6:12 PM Rating: Decent
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OK I just did this solo as 50whm/25blm with my fellow at level 42 set to attacker.Kinda scared at first seein all these high level guys doin it,but I figured why not. Easy fight...my problem is that I forgot to click the ??? as i warped out. Waitin for the 1800 to come again. Hope I don't have to fight them again,would be a waste of a good tactics pearl. Clicking during the day did nothing. I will post again and tewll what happened.

# Apr 17 2008 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah gotta fight em again. No big deal after I zoned, used my last tactics pearl and called my boy. Buffed up and mowed right through em both.(even threw in a few waterga spells while Romi did all the work,just kinda bored.) No 2 hr just hit and heal,no real threat. Good luck to all.
Left me in the red but....
# Mar 25 2008 at 6:23 PM Rating: Good
93 posts
Soloed as level 51 MNK/WAR and with NPC set to healer.
Pop mobs used focus,dodge then 2 hour on PLD mob till he uses invincible then switch target to the skeleton mob,kill him then finish off the PLD.

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# Sep 13 2007 at 4:23 AM Rating: Decent
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can any1 help me out i followed the walkthrough right up to where you pop the ??? and no matter what time i hit it nothing happens. is there a step missed in the walkthrough or somethin
not too hard
# Jun 25 2007 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I soloed this quest with my 45drk/22war, the only help I got was from my npc and I dont remember her lvl, but must be around 30-33. An easy enough fight. I got almost killed before zoning the first time, the 2 mobs where after me. I healed and get back to fight. The 2 where back to their original location, so I was able to take only one. I pulled the skeleton with bio 2 and killed him. got some cure3 from my npc and protect2 and shell2. No potion, no 2hour.
# May 24 2007 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Good god this quest takes forever! Every NPC has a cutscene and each one is long. Not to mention all the back and forth running. God I hate quests like this.
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# Mar 25 2007 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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i did this fight completely unprepared (didn't even have sneak) so i had to come up with my own game plan. i wanted to be able to warp around so i used my blm as my sub. so i was out there as 55pld/17blm. i popped the ??? at 18:01 and ran back into krt. i waited 5 seconds after zoning and then went back into jugner. aggro pulled the skele when it was far enough away from giollemete and took it back towards krt zone. bio, poison, flash, banish 2 and melee it the rest of the way down, occasionally flashing and casting bio as it wore off. took it down and repeated the same process on giollemete until beat it. cast cure 3 only twice and when all was said and done, had most of my mp and 900 hp. very easy fight even for the unprepared :)
strategy for me
# Mar 01 2007 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
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i did this: used protect 2, shell, blink, thern rest for mp, then regen and sneak. then rest again for mp. after that a check the ??? and run away from there, then pull the giollemitte b feroun with my bow. i start the fight and wait to for tp to get full, after that i used warr cry, that made him to use invincible, i did not used the tp and wait for invincible to wear of, after that i used mighty strikes and sturmwind. eventualy he died nice and quiet, i seek the for the skeleton but disapeared. so i check again the ??? and voila hope you find it usefull. dd(",)

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# Feb 28 2007 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
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wohoooo he ths gatta be a record i soloed it as a war/ whm level 55 this item will be usefull to my pld =)
can i win?
# Jan 05 2007 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Im a Drk/warrior level 31, and i gonna bring my freind(75 beastmaster) to do this quest...i doubt it will be a hard fight but maybe someone could give me some tips? :-)
0_0 Wow, that monster looks cool.
two man win
# Nov 15 2006 at 6:38 AM Rating: Decent
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did this with 2 man pt 44/22 drk/mnk and a 39/19 whm/blk took a little time and would suggest having the healer bring drinks of some kind (yagudo and the like). sleep the skeleton to make it easier then pound away at the pld. DOT and D-buf help lot as well.
best quest so far
# Sep 13 2006 at 12:25 AM Rating: Decent
great story, only reason i continued with it was to see what the **** was up with that guy and if he really was who he said he was. reward blows, but just having done the quest and seeing the story is a good break from farming gil and gaining exp... kinda like a soloable mission.

as for the NM fight, went as 60RDM/NIN.... need i say more (didnt lose a single hit point and only used about 200mp, but was pre-buffed)... and did i mention all my AF was being held by the guy in jeuno and i didnt feel like going back for it, so other than wiz antelace and RG fleuret... i was naked!
# Jun 10 2006 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
830 posts
I was doing A Blighted Gloom (Fellowship quest) and some BLM mid-50s asked me to help her out on this. She said she died to it, but I took it easy RDM75/BLM37. Neither of us could sleep the skeleton, she even used Elemental Seal, so yeah, doesn't work.
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# May 05 2006 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
solo'd this quest 70drk/32whm.
sneak pop.
killed the pld.
and the the bones.
I did this one but...
# May 05 2006 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I went out to do this and killed the skeleton esquire, but didnt get to kill Giollemitte B Feroun cuz he despawned, not a challenge at all and I finished the quest. But I'll do this with a friend sometime to fight the pld so anyway best quest ever, crappy reward but the story is the best, this should unlock a job instead of what it gives. Later.
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Great Quest
# Apr 07 2006 at 5:53 AM Rating: Decent
74 posts
Just finished out this quest as a 61RNG/30NIN, and man was that fight tough solo >.<
I popped them both under cover of sneak, and then ran over towards the lake. I pulled the Shadow type over after puting up Utsusemi and started hitting him with holy bolts. Everything was going fine till he finally started to hit shadows... Had a little bit of difficulty getting shadows back up since he seemed to hit everytime now that they were down ; ; Finally started to time it though, and it wasn't too much trouble fighting him after that. Got tp enough, and switched to acid bolts, waiting for him to do Dimensional Death. After that it was shadowbind for him so I could run back a distance for good slugshot damage. My slugshot of 1068 took off about 3/8 to 1/2 his health, so it was just clean up from there getting enough tp for another WS. He kind of gave me a scare half way through battle though, got me down to 254/790 health so I was a little worried.

Overall though, I liked this quest alot. The story was great, and the mobs gave me a thrill ^^
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Solo'd as a 66 blm/whm
# Mar 30 2006 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
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One of the best quest storylines.

Soloed this as a 66 blm/whm

I didn't nuke at all except for one Fire III on the skelly after I'd beaten Giollemite B. Just whittled away at him until I took him down. I hit him for about 60-80 per hit with my scythe. Only slice did any real damage. Giollemite definitely doesn't sleep. Obviously drain and aspir don't work on either of them.

I just saved MP for stoneskin recasts, enfeebs and the odd Cure III here and there. Who knows, it probably would've been much easier had I just nuked, but I was up for a challenge. I was out of MP by the time I was halfway through the 2nd guy (skeleton). I didn't NEED to manafont and cure myself at the end, but I did anyway since it would've been too close for comfort otherwise.

They missed frequently with blind on 'em. I made sure slow and para were on as well.

Lots of travel time and waiting, but well worth it for the story.

Solo'd as a 66 blm/whm
# Feb 07 2007 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm sorry to hurt your blm pride but I went as 75MNK/20BLM and ES Sleep stuck on Giollemite until I was done with the skelly.
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Solo'd as a 66 blm/whm
# Jun 23 2013 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I suppose there is no way that could have been updated in the year between my post and yours...?

ES + Sleep is the first thing I would have tried. Also, hello from the future!
Did it the lazy way
# Mar 12 2006 at 11:16 AM Rating: Good
99 posts
knowing that im a 75BST/37RDM i just saw this coming far away that i would do this easliy hands down. I sneaked popped the nms and pull the Shadow PLD with Kineared Steffi. I just stood there and watch. Bunny doin 250+ dmg just amused me. Reminded me of the holy grail bunny. Ah what a site. Short stroy short killed both NM with the bunny did not touch em at all ^^ (wow what a lazy bum I am)
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# Feb 23 2006 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok i decided to finish this quest today.
Went to Jugner via Ranperre's Tomb popped the NMs
Took on the Skeleton first to build TP (got nearly 300% TP) Skeleton has a fair bit of HP but with Phalanx up hits for 0-3 dmg a hit (RDM58/BLM29). Kept Stone skin up most of the time aswell.

Skeleton died no problem.

Stone skin lasts a good while in these fights as the PLD hits me for about 15 dmg when it's worn off.

PLD fight ^^ i had fun with this...
Icespikes up (paralyzed PLD) PLD proceeds with a bunched of paralyzed messages and the odd miss. about 3 hits into fight i get 300% TP and i do Spirits Within for 421 dmg ^^ PLD does invincible so my melee does 0 dmg ... orz? nah magic spam ^^ Magic will go through Invincible. Invincible wore off (yay ^^) it does Dimensional Death... ... ... MISSED! HA! take that! 127% TP ish i do another Spirits Within to end the fight in style...
moral of the story is don't mess with a RDM you'll get owned XD
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Still Havnt Finished it
# Feb 17 2006 at 1:34 AM Rating: Default
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I spent about an hur on this quest b 4 i finall gave up at the part where u have to fight those NMs. Imm Finish this tommorrow if only for that Wicked Title You aquire....ObsidionStorm hells yeah!

Too bad ur Reward is oly that Collar thig, only like 3k at the Ah T~T and thats on Midgardsormr

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Storyline FTW
# Feb 16 2006 at 11:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I just wanted to comment that although this quest may be slightly annoying in it's many travels, this quest has an absolutely phenomenal story. I would rate this quest far above all that I've done and hope that I find more like this.
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Long quest bad ending
# Feb 09 2006 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I swear this quest is more annoying than the venerer ring btw I believe if this quest is open the game will not allow you to start Sandoria mission 2-1. My fight went well went as 66 thf to solo the mobs, didn't feel like losing more precious buffer xp from my blm. Started out with ichi, and squid sushi then spawned the mobs Shadow is pld, skeleton is blm and both sucked.

Pld uses Flash, skeleton starts casting aga's wiping out my shadows. About half life the pld uses Invincible so I pop perfect dodge and continue to whack at the pld ignoring the skeleton. Finally Dancing edge and pld goes down then a short and annoying dance with the skeleton and fun with paralysis.

After the kill i was rewarded with a beautiful cutscene starring everyones favorite elvaan. And his sunny disposition. Overall I give SE a G for *** for long quests with bad rewards.
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Took all advice FTW
# Jan 07 2006 at 2:25 AM Rating: Default
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MNK56 soloed him. Took all of the advice that I have seen on this page for the easy win. I set my NPC to healer type and grabbed a Protect II before and used a sneak oil. The two just stood there, popped Boostx9 Chi Blast for really good damage. Guy used Dimentional Death twice and Invincible about 10 seconds into my Hundred Fists. The skelly was never in the equation. All in all a really fun fight, easy for that matter. But then again, I am the freakin Obsidian Storm after all...

Sounds more like some female WWF wrestlers name to me...

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Easy peasy
# Dec 08 2005 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
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58 MNK- Boosted 11 times, clicked the ??? Chi Blasted the shadow for around 350ish, Hundred Fisted the Skelly to get TP. The Shadow used invincible when I Chi blasted him, though, so my 2hr was not wasted. Felled the skelly, Chakra'd, and went on to Shadow. Invincible died when my HF wore off, so then I used my buffs, then popped a Raging Fists for 905. He died moments later.

I coulda solo'd this at 51, I bet. Too easy.
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last night
# Nov 28 2005 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
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just did this last night as a 55 rdm/nin i just buffed up and went in swinging i ended the battle with 300 hp and 27 mp. great story
Good Quest
# Oct 16 2005 at 6:05 AM Rating: Good
Just soloed this as a 61 Dark Knight... well, I say "soloed", I actualy summoned my level 33 NPC to give me a hand in the healing department. Excellent battle, excellent cutscenes.
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# Sep 29 2005 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Handily solo'd this as a 57 BST in my regular xp gear. Had Stoneskin and blink up, regen'd before popping mobs. Used plain CrabFamiliar put it on the PLD first then put it on the skele to take all the hate. The crab criticaled the skele for 250 ^^. Guess i was all nervous for nothing, excellent story
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A Great Quest
# Sep 21 2005 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I just finished this quest last night and i highly suggest that if you are able, you should do this quest, sure a medieval collar isnt the best reward, but the true reward is the story. Best **** quest ive ever done. And as for the NMs lol too easy, they took like 40 hp from me at best <_<
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# Sep 21 2005 at 11:39 AM Rating: Default
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Duo'd the NMs with a fellow WHM. i went as WHM55/BLM27 (Hume), he went as WHM51/BLM25 (Taru)

it would have been easier if i had my 2hr up, but we beat them both... although he died once... i'd say if yir gonna try this, definitely bring along a few melon juices or yag drinks, expect the battle to take up to 10 min
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Great Story
# Sep 15 2005 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
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This quest I did a while ago, however I would like to say despite the fact the reward is not worth much, the Story is by far one of the best I've seen in the game so far, this quest takes a while but once you get to the second or third cutscene you're hooked. The Collar is nice if you are a Paladin but the real reward is the story. The NM's, one Paladin and one Dark Knight was duo'ed by me(Dragoon 43/Bard 21) and my brother (White Mage 75/Summoner 37), It wasn't too bad I basically brought him along for Insurance and he was needed a bit. Here's a tip for you Dragoons, if you solo, use bard sub, your wyvern with breath Weapon Skills and if you are in low HP he will Healing Breath you as well, and this is better than white mage sub because you can never run out of mp. Well anyway have fun with this quest I know I did.
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Easy fight
# Sep 02 2005 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed this with my 71whm/35blm, kept stoneskin up, but they hardly landed a hit on me. Couldn't sleep either of them, but did manage to silence the skeleton. I popped the NM's at 18:00 couldn't get it to pop before that. Extremely easy fight, good luck to you all.
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# Aug 27 2005 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Went as 53BLM subbing WHM; had with me a 53 PLD and 53 DRK, both subbing WAR--these two went down no problem. I started off silencing the skeleton, and it hit our PLD for very little damage--of course, the shadow got Dimensional Death off, but a few quick Cures got the PLD to full health again. With Holy Circle up we were intimidating like crazy. Once they were dead, we all examined the ??? again--I can confirm that you only need to fight them once if multiple people have the quest; just make sure you examine the ??? quickly after the fight.
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# Aug 25 2005 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
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War 56/Mnk 28. Did this last Sunday. Touched the ??? and spawned the mobs. Engaged the Skel first and 2-hr'd him. Used Rampage only once before finishing it. Then took on pld shadow. Started of with Rampage (which is TP I saved from skel). Shadow and I are pretty much the same health at this time, but his attacks keep missing me (used mnk's dodge ability). Shadow uses invincibility, so I hit him for no dmg, though he still has trouble landing any hits on me. Invincibility runs out, and I'm back in business. Build TP, gave him another rampage. I'm down to less than half my HP, but I have more than shadow does, percentage-wise. Got enough TP for another rampage, then a couple of hits more and he's done. I end up with 340/1309 HP and a happy to have beaten them both by myself. \(^-^)/
not so bad
# Aug 20 2005 at 3:46 AM Rating: Decent
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just finished it as a lvl 30whm, brought along my fiance (57 bst) it was a cakewalk.

lots of running around. But an awsome story.
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Easy Fight
# Jul 30 2005 at 5:29 AM Rating: Decent
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i solod it as 57DRG/WAR, got me down to 250, and dimentional death landed once.. fight woulda been shorter, but getting no TP for a minute wasn't a happy thing... altogether it was fun beating up dead things.
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Short Fight
# Jul 25 2005 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I teamed up with my LS mate Kanada, him being a PLD60/WAR30 and myself a DRK53/WHM21. Basically he held off the shadow long enough for me to silence and beat the **** out of the skeleton. The shadow kept using Dimentional Death on Kanada but it never landed. I didnt have to cure either of us, and our hp never dropped into yellow. Was easier than I though it would be.
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# Jul 18 2005 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow, this was a fun quest. I decided to do it the other day after I had noticed that it had been in my quest log for a while. I soloed it as a lvl 30 PLD (j/k, had some major help ^^). This quest has a great story, btw.

As for the fight near the end, I requested the help by shouting in Southern San d'Oria and a lvl 60 RDM/NIN responded. We went to Jugner by way of Ranperre's Tomb, as usual. He buffed up with Utsusemi and the such while I ran and hit the ???. He engaged the shadow guy because he thought Skeleton Esquire was a regular mob. The skeleton aggroed me, so I ran around like an idiot in circles curing myself. I dropped down to 1/4 hp when my MP ran out, luckily the RDM killed the shadow before I 2-hred. He then dealt some major ownage to the skeleton. He ended up using 19 shihei but ended the fight with virtually no HP loss. I talked to the last few people and finished the quest.

If you can get the help of a high-lvl player or you ARE a high-lvl player, this quest should be cake. Thankyou to Palacea of Hades server, your help was very much appreciated. Plus now I have the most awesome title: "Obsidian Storm"!
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Lullaby works on skeleton
# Jul 08 2005 at 9:57 AM Rating: Good
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I soloed this as BRD75/BLM (for Warp), and kept the skeleton asleep while I killed the shadow. Lullaby doesn't work on the shadow, however.

I also popped the mobs shortly after 4:00. I guess the window is 18:00-6:00.

Edited, Fri Jul 8 10:58:34 2005
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# Jun 25 2005 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Me: WHM45/BLM22

Caledonius: WAR50/NIN25

Popped, Cale engaged the Skeleton, I silenced it. Hasted and Regen II'd Cale, then the PLD came after me. I engaged, he didn't hit too hard, even without Stoneskin. Cale then 'voked the PLD onto himself when my HP hit the yellow.

I tried to silence the PLD, but it refused to stick after 2 casts so I gave up. All he casted was Flash. Silence wore off on the Skeleton when it was at about 10% HP. I didn't bother recasting, as it was shortly dead... or... un-undead... or whatever happens when you kill a Skeleton.

After one was dead, the PLD wasn't much trouble. His Flashes didn't seem to stop us from beating him senseless. He went Invincible at 25% HP, meaning one of Cale's WSs was wasted, but we just kept on beating him, and he died quick.

Total time: less than 3 minutes.

( I also dinged Club skill 100 while fighting them, /red]/hurray[green for Starlight! )

Edited, Sat Jun 25 12:10:29 2005
Obev, Asura.
Bard | White Mage | Red Mage | Monk

And we'll bask in the shadow
Of yesterday's triumph
Sail on the steel breeze.
Come on you boy-child, you winner and loser
Come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine.
Solo @ 50
# Jun 14 2005 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
62 posts
This was easy solo it @ 50pld/mnk

1st i buff up (prot III and shel II), then i used a silent oil (for sneak).

i waited for the shadow(Giollemitte B Feroun) to be in the open then i pulled him. fight lasted for 2-3min i didnt even use my 2h. The mob didnt hit me past 25 i was doing around 40. Although one of his WS did do around 100+ each time (4-6 times).

In the end had enough to cast one CureIII and Cure II. I was never in danger. After shadow was dead the skeleton was gone, and i finished by checking the ??? again.

I dont not recomend doing this on dark day .... i believe the fight would be much harder. I did it on Wind day.

Easy for SAM lvl 58
# May 22 2005 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
I solo them with my lvl SAM58/NIN21 today. I WIN! I beat them up. they only take me 300hp both of them...
Im sam my job is SC n damage n kill mob or be kill by mob >,>;
yeah.. i soloed this easy too
# May 18 2005 at 7:42 AM Rating: Default
326 posts
took these down with my level 2 rdm... easy win



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this made me laugh
# May 09 2005 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
178 posts
This quest made me laugh. I solod both of these NM's as a 57WAR/24NIN using swords as my weapons. Wasn't hard. They missed most of all (not including the taking the blinks away). The shadow NM did do Deminsinal Death (sp?). Didn't even hit me. So yeah it can be done solo. I'd guess these NM's to be around mid 40's.
rank 10 Sandorian.
ToAU mission 25
new boots?
# Apr 24 2005 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
did this quest last night with a group from my LS. NM was way too easy but my pty was 3 out of 5 above level 50. The running back and forth was getting tedious but by far one of if not THE coolest storylines for a quest ive yet to see. My pty roleplayed throughout the adventure which made it even better ^^
BLM <62> PLD <62> MNK <45> WHM <40> WAR <32>
RDM <27> RNG <15> THF <15> SMN <20> NIN <23>
BRD <14> SAM <10> DRK <07> DRG <10> COR <05>
PUP <08> BLU <05>

~rank 8~
Alchemy <58> Goldsmithing <52> Woodworking <23>
Easy to solo
# Apr 01 2005 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
1,249 posts
Soloed this at rdm 53, didn't even have to convert.
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75 Red Mage - Shiva Server

70 Warlock, 43/7/11 Heavy Affliction Spec
Sneak/Pull works!
# Mar 17 2005 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts

Did this quest last night, me ( RDM 51 ) and a 55 PLD. PLD and I used Sneak before spawning the NMs, then pulled Giollemitte back toward the lake, skeleton missed the whole fight because it never engaged us. The shadow used DD a couple times, but it never managed to hit the PLD with it, and the PLD only took about 100 damage through the whole fight O_o

Moments after the shadow went down, we decided to kill the Esquire, but as soon as I drew my bow, he despawned. We checked the ??? again, got cutscene, and went back to Sandy to finish the quest. All in all, very easy with a couple of medium-sized folks and sneak for pulling.
APjaK the WoNderPuPpy
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