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On My Way  

Realm:Bastok
Start Area: Port Bastok
Type:Mission
Related Mobs:Da'Shu Knightslayer
Go'Bha Slaughterer
Ku'Jhu Graniteskin
Sa'Nha Soulsaver
Mission:7 - 2
Min Level:65
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:60000
Reward:Rank 8
Rating
*****
(Average from 6 ratings)
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: The Final Image
Next Mission: The Chains That Bind Us
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Summary

A search has begun for information regarding the whereabouts of the missing Galkan elder, Werei. The president will brief you on the details of this mission.

Walkthrough

Receive the mission and head to the Metalworks to speak with the President of Bastok. Then head to Port Bastok and talk to Hilda in the Steaming Sheep.

Next is a six-person BCNM fight in Waughroon Shrine, which is located in Palborough Mines. Only adventurers who are on or have completed this mission can enter the BCNM. A trio of lvl 75 players with a sleeper can beat this fight with relative ease.

BCNM Details: You must kill four Quadav NMs. The recommended order for killing them is: #Sa'Nha Soulsaver (whm) #Da'Shu Knightslayer (rdm) #Go'Bha Slaughterer (drk) #Ku'Jhu Graniteskin (war) Sleepga the NMs and pull the whm first. Pull it away from the others so it doesn't wake them with benediction. Then kill the others in the order above.

After winning the fight, return to Bastok and report to the President to receive rank 8 and your gil reward. Then talk to Gumbah at J-7 in Bastok Mines. He's in the back room of the house on the upper walkway.

Spoilers

To read the transcripts for this mission, see the On My Way Spoilers page.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the Republic of Bastok Mission series. The entire mission series includes:

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rdm/blm solo
# Mar 19 2008 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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solo'd this last night as rdm/blm. no food, AF + DD gear, MP gear for convert.

constant sleepga and took them out one by one. no sleep resists, no stoneskin recast interruptions, nothing dangerous.
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rdm/blm solo
# May 09 2010 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I also solo as 75 Galka rdm/blm (gilgamesh server) with no merits, no med used. Used a mensur epee and a mixed of DD and AF gears. I used meat and my ATT is ~330. I failed the 1st attempt as time expired with the last quadav at less than 3% HP. The mistake I did was resting for mp at the beginning after buff and run around too much in the fight (also that whm 2hr when it's less than 30% hp didn't help).

I won the 2nd try...took 26mins. Some notes about the fight for those who wanna solo:
1. Try to engage and kill as fast as possible. Time is important.
2. All of them can be silenced.
3. The order i killed was drk -> war -> rdm -> whm.
4. Since the whm and rdm will buff, dispel them to speed things up.
5. Since whm and rdm will cast when wake up, make sure that u stay close
to them so that your sleepga didn't miss one of them. If u did miss,
don't panic and just cast sleep2/sleep.
6. Keep bio2 and poison2 on the mob u r fighting.
Just Duoed this
# Nov 01 2007 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Me(75 MNK/NIN) and my friend(75 RDM/BLM) Just kicked the crap out of this BCNM. went in, he Ele-sealed Sleepga'd them, I chi-blasted the WHM, pulled it away from the group(Since bene wakes up monsters). Two houred, wiped out the whm fairly quickly. Next was the RDM, who casted worthless spells as it's two hour(Aquaveil, Water, Stone II, Thunder II, and a few others that I don't remember). Then came the DRK who I was the most worried about because of how hard they can hit, but he only landed a blow twice between my shadows and Paralyze II. last of course was the Warrior who never landed a punch. All in All, this was a cake-walk, with me only falling in the yellow once, which was quickly remedied with a Chakra and a Cure III. They didn't resist friends Sleeps once, and I had no problem grabbing hate when I woke them up(usually had TP So I just Asuran Fisted them). 12 minutes total.

Help
# Jul 18 2007 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
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If someone can help me with this fight on Ramuh i'd appreciate it.
Name is Lyncath, Lv66 Corsair.
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You're not done yet
# Jul 09 2007 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
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This Guide should be rated down because it missing an important step. When you come back and talk to the President, he tell you to deliver the letter to Werei. However, you suppose to take this letter to Gumba at Bastok Mines in J-8. If you don't do this, you can activate the next mission.

Edited, Jul 10th 2007 2:50am by TKTDIVISION
Soloable by 75 BLM/RDM.... barely ^^
# Jun 17 2007 at 6:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I just finished soloing this BCNM on my 75 BLM/RDM. It took me several tries b/c of mobs waking up too early and such, but on the winning run here's what i did. After buffing and resting, i started the battle off with a sleepga. I then spammed dispel on the WHM and RDM mobs to make sure they hadn't put shell up (After i few dispels i tossed my Sleepga II and an Aspir). I then started a Thundaga III -> sleepga -> sleepga II -> rest cycle, occasionally breaking on the Thundaga to get mp. The WHM used Benediction after my second Thundaga (any later and i would have run out of time) but i kept up the cycle. The last quadav fell and i won the BCNM with a clear time of 27 minutes and 33 seconds. Talk about cutting it close. ^^

P.S. Without gravity the WAR would have mangled me several times over, and without Dispel i would have run out of time due to Shellra, so I guess RDM sub is the way to go if you plan to attempt this.
And /hurray for not losing exp in city mission BCNMs anymore. ^^

Edited, Jun 17th 2007 10:27am by Dragonstrider
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lvl 75 MNK, BLM, RDM, WAR, SAM
whm first, last, whatever
# Dec 01 2006 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Haven't seen anyone else mention this, but if you pull the whm away from the others, back to bc entrance, benediction won't wake up the sleeping mobs.
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easy
# Nov 24 2006 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
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just did this twice in a row. its a piece of cake :D

75blm, 71thf, 61thf, 75whm, 75drg, 74mnk

enter, buff, ES sleepga. drg tanks them in whm > rdm > drk > war order. blm keeps everything slept. win in 6 and a half minutes taking our time.

2nd time 75blm, ???rdm (i forget), 74sam, 75drg, 61thf, 75whm. same thing, completed a minute faster, again not rushing it.

key is obviously Sleep. keep it up and youre laughing
5/6, 66 tank
# Nov 23 2006 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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74 BLU Sleepga, 75 RDM (died upon entry), 74 THF, 75 SAM/NIN (SATA from THF), 66 RNG (doing the most damage in pt) and me 66 PLD Tanking the **** out of these quads.

Broke the record on Ramuh by 1 min.

X) we did it with 5 and broke the record.

Eat it.
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75 PLD, 75 BRD, 72 WHM, 57 NIN, 52 WAR, 37 DRG, 37 BLM, 32 DNC, 24 MNK, 20 THF, 12 SAM, 6 RNG, 5 BST

PLD AF2 = 3/5
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5/6, 66 tank
# Jul 11 2007 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Not to be an ***, but records reset with maintenance and stuff, so they really mean jack. :/ I don't know why SE doesn't keep them permanent. Maybe to keep people from becoming too competitive and saying things like "Eat it" when they beat records. :P
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WAR 75 MNK 75
WHM 75 BLM 75
RDM 75 THF 75
PLD 75 DRK 69
BST 66 BRD 75
RNG 75 SAM 75
NIN 75 DRG 75
SMN 75 BLU 75
COR 75 PUP 74
SCH 62 DNC 59
75RDM/BLM Solo
# Nov 06 2006 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
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On my first attempt at this BC, I ate dirt. It was really just a dry run to see what I was up against.

On my second attempt, I geared up for defense by eating a Tavnazian Taco and wearing defensive gear. I had the last Quadav at roughly 15% before time ran out. Who would've thought 30 minutes wouldn't be enough time?

It was on my third attempt that I was triumphant. This time around I ate a Red Curry to up my attack, slept to 300% for Spirits Within outside of the BC and just wore full AF. I brought a Vile Elixir, in case of emergency.

The order I went was RDM>WHM>WAR>DRK. Pretty much mages first, then melees.

I basically fully buffed myself outside the BC (the buffs will stay and you need as much time as possible to kill the quadavs in 30 minutes). Entered the BC, opened with sleepga, fully debuffed (paralyze, blind, slow, dia II, and poison II), aspired, drained, Spirits Within and just went to work on the RDM. I pretty much followed the same strategy for the rest of quadavs. Slept the rest of the quadavs as quickly as possible whenever they woke up.

I did use chainspell once (CS+drain and aspir is awesome) as well as use the Vile Elixir (Convert wasn't ready yet and I needed the MP) I had brought with me.

This was definitely one of my craziest endurance solos (before that was soloing WAR AF body). Next goal: lolgenbu.

Edited, Nov 6th 2006 at 8:55am PST by Addica

Edited, Jan 23rd 2007 3:04pm by Addica
75RDM/BLM Solo
# Dec 01 2006 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
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:)

good job!
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cheesy
# Oct 31 2006 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
too easy.... orchard 75 nin/ and me 75 rdm duod this with ease

1. go in and ES sleepga
2. have nin engage drk
3.sleep II mobs (make sure to keep order of which you sleeped them)
4.attck war or blm... make sure you do whm last... benediction wakes everyone up
5.pwnge the rest of the way
tip: aspir works great and dumb mobs can be silenced
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cheesy
# Dec 01 2006 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Also duo'd this as rdm with a nin friend. I haven't seen anyone else mention this, but if the nin pulls the whm far away from the rest of them, benediction won't wake them all up. Doesn't really matter though, I think this bc was meant to be semi-challenging for a group of level 64-ish characters. Anyone 70+ is overkill.
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why whm
# Oct 28 2006 at 2:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I think I may have already posted this but it didnt show up but I would assume people attack the WHM first to elliminate the possibility of it buffing or healing other mobs in the BCNM.
why whm
# Nov 01 2006 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
make sure you do whm last... benediction wakes everyone up

what he said.
4 mobs go after the sleeper when bene is used, good chance that sleepr gonna die =P
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why whm
# Oct 28 2006 at 2:22 AM Rating: Decent
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People would more then likely attack the whm first to avoid the possibility of said whm healing any other mobs or buffing the other mobs. Just my veiw on it.
Trio Rdm/Blm War/Nin Mnk/War
# Oct 16 2006 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
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75Rdm/Blm 68War/Nin 67Mnk/War
again, i tried to solo as rdm/nin.
opened w/ chainspell sleep1/2 of all mobs.
lame me though, i engaged soulslayer(whm) instead of my original plan of slaughterer(drk) first.
after dia wore on whm, i slept and attempted to fight drk.
from the dmg i was dealing and the rate at which the mobs were waking up, i knew i couldn't keep it up long enough so i ran away.
i don't think a rdm could solo it in the alotted time.

i don't get why ppl atk whm first; my order was
slaughterer(Drk) > graniteskin(War) > knightslayer(Rdm) > soulslayer(Whm)

they aren't pushovers, even with the mnk and war using their 2hrs, it took some time to take down the mobs.
had to resleep mobs 3 times and since blink tanking wasn't available they just straightup bloodtanked the mobs.
life and mp were low by the end of the fight.

have a good sleepr,
watch out for 2hrs, w/o shadows it gets annoying
stay focused.

not to difficult, each mob is stronger than the nm golems in the previous mission though,
so you have an idea of how itll be.

gl!(if a rdm solos this, pls post)
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Too Weak
# Oct 11 2006 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did this last night, set up was Pld,rng, blm,drk,whm, and one more, i was to sleepy to see who the last one was. But we killed them in the order it said on here, blm ran in and ES sleepaga II and they where out. We started on the whm first we got him down to about a quarter HP and he 2 hours, wakes them all up, blm sleepaga II agian, kill whm, start on the rdm,( I find when they 2 hour if you have it, stun them to cut down on lost HP) Killed RDM, then started on DRK, he went down really easy, just abosorb-vit and he drops quick. Then we finished off with the WAR. This was prolly one of the easiest BCNM's I have ever been in in my life. We had a great BLM and PLD, both knew what they where doing as did everyone else. But all in all, just run in there and keep them slept and you will win. But if you ever need help and you are on the carby server, hit me up. ^^ ~Winsor
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# Aug 13 2006 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Mission is easily duo'able by 75NIN/37WAR and 75BLM/37WHM.

After attempting to solo as 75BLM, I decided to change the kill order when we duo'ed it; and we did it as follows:

Go'Bha Slaughterer (DRK)
Ku'Jhu Granitskin (WAR)
Da'Shu Knightslayer (RDM)
Sa'Nha Soulsaver (WHM)

I know that you normally take out the healers first, but I noticed that the WHM would cast benediction and awake the rest of the quadav. So if we kept him slept we had no problems.

Fight went as follows:

- BLM sleepga II the mobs.
- Tank engages the DRK and immediately provokes another mob.
- Ensure tank provokes all other slept mobs when available.
- BLM enfeeb with frost, rasp, blind, etc.
- BLM sleepga mobs as necessary.
- BLM assist with moderate damage dealing.

Items:
75NIN - No additional besides normally used items.
75BLM - 3 Yagudo drinks.

Very fun fight. Thanks to Deathmage for helping me with this and many other events.

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DRK48~THF38~BRD37~WAR30~NIN27~SAM21~RNG15~PLD21~SMN10
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# Jul 09 2006 at 3:39 PM Rating: Good
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Just duo'd this with BRD/NIN (me) and my wife, Chalumueu, WHM/BLM. We initially used her ES+Sleepga for the initial sleep though it probably would've been better for her to go WHM/RDM and Dispel the many buffs the mobs use.

The DRK is not BRD sleepable which made us fail our first run as there were sleeping problems after I tried to take the WHM first. On our second run we remedied this.

We did DRK -> WHM -> RDM -> WAR. I went in with Mambo+March. Full enfeebles on the one I was sleeping. I just juggled keeping my own songs on and Horde Lullabying the rest which slept easily with both lullaby and sleep. She melee'd with staff for Spirit Taker which kept her MP up. If you do something similar your WHM might want to consider poison potions as being slept almost caused us some trouble when the RDM decided to 2hr.
Trio Possible
# May 26 2006 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
My party and I did this today with 75whm/smn(me), 75nin/war and a 75war/nin. I actually brought along a vile elixir and a vile elixir+1 and it worked out great.
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just adding my experience
# Dec 09 2005 at 2:20 PM Rating: Good
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First time i tried this we wiped cuz the blm didnt ES+ Sleepga.. they all woke pretty quick.. then on top of that the blm didnt have stoneskin up and was a taru.. so down he went.. and then with the rest of us.. Essentially this BCNM is a cakewalk as long as your blm keeps everything slept.. it doesnt even matter which order you fight.. this was my set up

75WHM << me
75NIN
70RNG
70BLM

even my normal sleep (without ES) suprisingly stuck so even the whm can help out with sleeps.

i had the nin pull the mob to the hallway while the blm sat at the hill and just kept sleeping the mobs.. super easy fight^^
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RE: just adding my experience
# Feb 18 2006 at 11:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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I would just like to add as well, after you talk to the president and get rank 8 and your 60k, go and talk to Gumbah ( J-7 ) Bastok Mines, for a CS involving delivering the letter. Then you have completed the mission.

Edited, Sat Feb 18 23:04:40 2006
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# Nov 24 2005 at 11:48 PM Rating: Good
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Just finished this mission with my boyfriend.

75THF/37NIN
75WHM/37BLM

I kept the mobs slept and it stuck like a charm. He assisted me with sleep bolts. I have capped enfeebling, he has capped evasion. I think I only had to cure him 3 times (I took more damage than he did XD). I helped melee the last one after I had medded a bit of MP on the next to last. Very exhilarting fight! I didn't catch our time, but if I had to guess I'd say between 15-20 min.

You have to be Bastokan and on 7-2 or later missions to enter the BC.
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nation . . . .
# Nov 11 2005 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
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question, if you have completed this rank quest for another nation, say you are windy or sandy rank 8+ can you enter the BC to help?
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RE: nation . . . .
# Nov 29 2005 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
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If you have completed this specific BC as a Bastoker and then switched to Sandy or Windy, then yes, you should be able to assist. I've had other-city people assist on Windurst rank 10 who are not at present windurst citizens, but who were once rank 10 windurstians in the past. I myself have assisted on Windurst closed rank BC fights when I was a Sandorian citizen (I did rank 10 in Windurst before moving to Sandoria).

If you are rank 8 *only* in Sandoria, then that's all you are and you can NOT assist on anything but Rank 1-8 Sandy missions or the various other-city public (non-BC) missions. Ranks are specific to a city. You're not "Rank 8". You're "Rank 8 Sandoria" or "Rank 10 Windurst", etc..
RE: nation . . . .
# Nov 29 2005 at 2:31 PM Rating: Default
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Bjond wrote:
you should be able to assist.

I wouldn't count on it. I was assisting with a shadowlord fight recently (trying to push whole LS to sky). One of the members who came along was up to 5-1 windurst at the time (he had previoulsy gotten rank 10 in bastok). He was unable to enter the BC for SL, which made the fight a whole lot more fun as the guy left out was whm ~70 at the time, and nobody was subbing whm.
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RE: nation . . . .
# Jan 20 2006 at 2:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Shadow Lord (rank 5-2 fight for rank 6) is kinda unique. All cities share it. After you change, you likely kill your eligibility for SL assist because you are dropped into the "not ready for it yet" class because you specifically need that particular mission for yourself again, unlike say, the BC-10 fight for your previous city, which you won't need ever again.

Anyway, yes, I have actually assisted myself as other city (was Sandy and helped out on windy BC) and friend came and tanked Windy 10 BC for us when he was Bastok 2. We didn't know if it worked or not, tried it, it did. Spent a lot of the fight laughing about a rank 2 doing a rank 10 mission.

BTW, I finally decided to get Bastok 10 a few months ago. I haven't done a cross-city assist in ages -- last was probably about 3-4 months after dynamis release, looong before COP was even a rumor. So, it may have been patched since then in a general way or maybe only certain BCs permit cross-city assist; all the ones I've done or seen were Windurstian. I hadn't really thought about it before now, just assumed all cities were similar. Either way, sounds like it would be very wise to be prepared for cross-city to fail.

Interesting information about cross-city help -- I'll have to test it again to see for myself if it works still for non-shared BCs, particularly Windy rank 10, which I had helped on before when I was Sandy. I need to see it before I'll believe it doesn't work anymore.
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# Dec 08 2005 at 3:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Ah, I was basing my experiences on 5-1 and 5-2, which as others noted is shared and therefore not a good analogy. My apologies.

Edited, Thu Jan 26 22:50:56 2006
RE: nation . . . .
# Jan 25 2006 at 10:01 PM Rating: Good
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No... My LS had gone to rank 10 in Windy, then we all moved to Sandoria, and then on to Bastok.
One LS member had lagged behind a bit in Sandy, and as rank 1-3 Bastokers, we all went back into the Sandy 9-2 BC with our LS mate.

I was quite worried and a little upset about the situation at first, because when we all switched nations before him, I thought it would exclude us from being able to do his 9-2 battle with him, but I was assured that we could, and we sure did.
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    # Feb 21 2006 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
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    Wow, thanks for the insight, time to go tag that whm to help me with this

    Edited, Tue Feb 21 12:28:36 2006
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    # Oct 05 2005 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
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    Just did this with 5 people. Pretty easy fight. 68-75 range

    70THF
    74WHM
    75MNK/NIN
    69PLD
    68BLM

    BLM sleepga'd and I'd (THF) sleep bolt anything that woke up later on, and the BLM would sleepga again. Yay for capped marksmanship ^^
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    #Fujisawa, Posted: Sep 21 2005 at 1:05 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Whatever the setup I looked to this as my bible and death was dealt to quadavs! shoot no big deal 68-71 everyone makes it sound like like the quadavs are sooo hard pfft idiots keep printing garbage it's hillarious.
    My run
    # Jun 13 2005 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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    Well on carby we got together to do 6-1 and ended up going to rank 9 our 2 partys were

    PT1
    71pld/35war
    75blm/37whm
    59rng/29nin(me)
    60drk/30thf
    65rdm/32blm
    61whm/30blm

    PT2
    67pld/33war
    67smn/33whm
    59mnk/29thf
    65thf/32nin
    70rdm/blm
    70whm/blm

    PT1 had no problem whatsoever, got it done in 6 min
    PT2 also had no problem but it took them 11:35
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    7-2
    # Jun 10 2005 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
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    We did this the other day on Seraph. Was cake. PT set-up was what was left over from 8-1. So I was kinda hesitant..PT was:

    WHM 66 (me)
    WHM 72
    WHM 75
    RDM 73
    BLM 64
    PLD 67 (Regeane)

    The RDM kept them slept, the PLD pulled them as suggested. Everything went smooth. The 75 WHM melee'd and enfeebled. Me and the 72 WHM healed.
    This was Regeanes second time doing it (she was helping me out) and this PT set-up went better than her first time, with a 'normal' party. Was awesome to have 3 WHMs =D
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    Intense Fight
    # May 23 2005 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
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    I just did this last night with NO Blm. Party set up was me=70Sam/Thf,63Nin/War,58Rdm/Blm,60Pld/War,
    68Rdm/Whm,68Rng/Nin...

    Our Strategy:
    Sam & Nin take on SA'NHA(whm)...
    Rdm/Blm ES+Sleep DA'SHU(rdm)...
    Pld & Rng take on GO'BHA(drk)...
    Rdm/Whm Gravity and run around with KU'JHU(war)...

    SO we go in buff up and we do our strategy... Right away I use my 2HR and did Gekko>Yukikaze>Gekko>Gekko which created Induration>>Fragmentation>>Distortion to SA'NHA(whm) and goes down in 15 secs... @ this point the Rdm/Blm wasn't able to put DA'SHU(rdm) to sleep so he used Gravity on him and ran around =P.
    Nin ended up helping the Pld & Rng kill GO'BHA(drk) when he was suppose to voke the DA'SHU(rdm). It got pretty ugly here and everyone was dying. Eventually the Nin joined up with me in killing DA'SHU(rdm) and during this fight for some reason (I can't quite remember) Pld,Rng,Rdm dies =(.... so now there's just 3 of us and still 3 mobs to kill =/ ackkkk. Luckily Rng had reraise up and finally me,Nin,Rng took DA'SHU(rdm) down and when we got to GO'BHA(drk) he was almost dead.
    At this point the Rdm & the Rng dies right when we killed GO'BHA(drk)...Now its just me with 310HP
    & the Nin with 43HP left and still have 1 mob to kill which was KU'JHU(war) with full HP... I was thinking to myself, Man! we're gonna get RAPE!
    So while me and Nin tried to take KU'JHU(war) down, the Rng rises up =)...and I was like WTF!... Rng had basically used 2 reraise scroll. Sad thing was that the Rng gets hate and dies again and KU'JHU(war) was only half dead and my HP had gone down to 123... I really lost hope at this point.. HAHAHA... But for some reason Miracle was on our side that night and me with 13HP left and Nin with 43HP left have finally beaten KU'JHU(war)...

    T'was the night I felt the real meaning of VICTORY... =P Twas an AWESOME fight...
    /salute everyone that did that fight with me and GOOD JOB! wOOt! \\{^<>}//

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    Blm 59, Enfeeb 183
    # Mar 18 2005 at 6:08 AM Rating: Decent
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    Do not attempt this with a BLM under 65. They simply cannot stick the sleeps, even with the seal.


    Patently untrue. I did this mission tonight as a Blm 59 with a 183 Enfeeb Skill (almost capped, but not quite).

    Since we had read about about needing a higher level Blm, we were a bit worried. We had an extra Blm, so we both went in. ES + Sleepga 2, everyone is asleep. We then start tearing them apart. We Slept them again as need be (4 times total, I think). Didn't need ES at all, and only had a toal of 2 resists (which were quickly taken care of with Sleep 2).

    As long as the DD and the Tank are decently high level OR the Blm is high level, you shouldn't have any issues with this one.

    A well tuned group at 60 can take this out. And pretty much any group at 65 can breeze past this.
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    #Valtoramir, Posted: Apr 02 2005 at 10:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Would you be suprised if a 60 thf couldnt hit the mobs in the BC with a sword? Then dont be supprised that a blm cant stick sleep with his C rated enfeebling. Im 61 and my enfeeble is 222. Leave the enfeebling to the professionals, and I will leave the nuking to the black mages.
    RE: Blm 59, Enfeeb 183
    # Jun 13 2005 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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    we had 2 partys one had a 75 blm and a 65rdm. the other had a 70rdm. the 65rdm had no problem sticking sleep on them without ES. so i would think a blm should be fine below 65
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    # Mar 14 2005 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
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    They really should chnge the minimum level for this to 60, as many people go by exactly what this site tells then. Somehow M8-1 says a minimum of 60 and this says 65 - makes no sense.

    In any case I'll try it at 60 as BST/WHM or BST/WAR and see how it goes.
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    How much gil is received by obtaining Rank 8?
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    After you get Rank 8, you get 60,000 gil.
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    BLM level needed
    # Feb 19 2005 at 1:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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    Do not attempt this with a BLM under 65. They simply cannot stick the sleeps, even with the seal.
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    RE: BLM level needed
    # Feb 21 2005 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
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    Not true, I did this as a 64 BLM with enfeebling skill of 185 (including +10 from AF body). Started the fight with ES + Sleepga II which stuck fine and lasted, I also had no problem landing the follow up Sleepga II's. The fight went smoothly and we won.
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    Easy peasy
    # Dec 24 2004 at 10:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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    This fight was a cakewalk for my group.

    68 PLD/WAR
    68 THF/NIN
    68 BLM/WHM
    68 WHM/BLM
    67 RDM/BLM

    We only went in with 5 people because our sixth person was Windurstian. We wanted to test it and see if he could come in with us (he was rank 9) but no dice, the BC wouldn't let him in.

    The key is to just keep the quads asleep. Our BLM Ele Sealed a Sleepga II right away and we silenced the RDM and fought the WHM (pulled it far away from the sleeping group so benediction wouldn't wake them).

    Before the WHM was dead the others woke up but the BLM laid down another Sleepga II (missed the DRK so I regular slept it and then the BLM Sleep IId it), and we finished off the WHM.

    After medding a little we started in on the RDM. When he chainspelled we just silenced him. Piece of cake.

    We medded a bit and took on the DRK. When he 2hrd we just bound him in place and got away from him until it was over. Then we killed the WAR. When he popped his 2hr we slept him until it was over.

    We didn't break any records or anything but we never had a close call due to paying close attention to keeping them all slept. They never resisted any debuffs from our RDM or BLM. I had sleep resisted a few times (WHM with 192 enfeeb). The only quad that hit our PLD even slightly hard was the DRK one.

    Just keep them slept and treat it like any other BC fight. Don't panic, don't rush, take time to med, and this is a total breeze. I thought 7-1 was harder (the golem resisted all the sleeps and binds that were tossed at it so our PLD just had to tank both until one was dead).
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    RE: Easy peasy
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    I just did this misson last night with a low lvl party of 60's. Party setup was 60pld, 60drg (me), 63 Sam, 60 RDM, 61 BLM, 60 WHM. Started off with BLM, sneaking and Ele Sealed a Sleepga II. Had Pld voke the WHM, but he was still asleep. Which I Jumped and High Jumped it to wake it up. We pull it away from group. Start beating down. The mages made sure to keep all others asleep. We had WHM just about died and he 2hrd. *******! And we started beating it down again. Then came RDM. Killed RDM. Slept other 2, and rested for MP. Killed DRK next and our RDM died. Rested again, and raiseII rdm. Once we were all healed, started killing again with everything we had. Mission ended with my Drg killing the war. A fun and great mission. /hurray Rank 8
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    BRD59 ok
    # Nov 15 2004 at 1:26 PM Rating: Good
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    I had no trouble sticking Lullaby on these quads as a BRD59 with CHR+32, Apollo's Staff and Mary's Horn. In fact, none of my songs were resisted, though I did eat Flint Caviar and sing Enchanting Etude just to be safe.
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    Not too bad.
    # Nov 12 2004 at 4:09 AM Rating: Decent
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    Just did it with a semi-not-so-high-level-party.

    I don't remember the levels exactly but most of us were 60-64 I was 65.

    We had 2 RDMs, 2 BLMs, 1 WAR, 1 PLD (Me).

    We did it in the orner specied above... worked very well. Soon as we entered... Elemental Seal > Sleepga II. One of the RDMs accidently did Frost on the wrong one.... caushing it to wake up but he just casted Gravity and kited it while I focused on WHM. After Frost wore off it was smooth sailng. We'd kill one... and rest. Kill one... and rest. Wasn't really that hard at all. The key is just keeping them asleep. Witht he mage power we had it was VERY simple. Probably a lot longer than most fights (12 mins). But we did it without a hitch. All of the Quadavs used their respective 2-Hours making for one **** of a show... /sigh. Anyways, best of luck to anyone doing this.

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    ;_; ;_;...pain...pain...and sorrow...;_; ;_;

    Well, We did this freaky mission yesterday...tooks us 3 rounds to do it...
    Our PT: whm 68, thf 64, war 68, blm 61, nin 75 and me (drk 60)

    Round 1: *** wipped.
    Round 2: Again, our *** wipped
    Round 3: Yeeee, congratualtions :D

    A blm lv 60 with sleepa I is enough, (enfeeble over 200 its a must have it); We failed in the 1st round, cuz We didnt move the whm to another place...so it casted benediction...all the quadavs woke up...chased our blm...dead plus our nin and war.

    In the 2do Round...We sent a thf to pull the **********...the whm quadav had a lot of buffs (stoneskin, blink)...the thf couldnt pull it at time...We lost concentration...other quadavs woke up and killed our blm again...(hehehe...kinda funny...)again...nin and war dead ;_;.

    Ok, last round...thf got aggro, blm slept them, thf and me pulled the whm to the entrance, and finally, kill them one for one.

    So, remember this:
    1.- BLM with Sleepga, cap 200+ enfeebling
    2.- 2 Pullers for security (whm could have buffs).
    3.- Tanks must to be alert, cuz if the other quadavs awake, they will chase the blm.
    4.- Blm dead = Run away (or If u can raise him and keep him alive, good for u)
    5.- Have fun :)

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    Help with Mission
    # Oct 08 2004 at 2:45 AM Rating: Decent
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    I am in a Static with a WHM BLM RDM DRK PLD DRG. I am from windurst and, being from windurst it means my ranks 7 missions are not bcnm battles, they are battles my static can help with. However, all five other members are rank 7 bastokans, and are wanting to do their rank 7 missions soon. I am wondering if anyone knows if I would be able to enter the BCNM with them if I were to obtain rank 8 first, similar to the dragon battles of mission 2-3. Would anyone be able to tell me if I am able to help or not?
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    No u cant, u must be from bastok to enter, check the other posts where a rnk 9 windy citizen tried to get in.

    y do ppl state things like they are gospel
    when they have no idea what they are talking about
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    If you are Rank 8, then you will be able to tenter this BCNM.
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    # Jul 31 2004 at 8:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Did this mission a few days ago. Large bunch of us did 7-1 (Ro/Maeve is a mage's nightmare) and decided to go on to 7-2. Split into roughly two groups, the higher-levels went first, seemed like an average of 64-65. They died the first time, (except for the THF who fled somehow) then tried again and beat them. Then it was my party's turn up to bat.

    IF your party has at least a couple of people who can cast Sleep 2 AND have Enfeebling skill over 200, then you could do this mission with even the L62-average party we had. it was a bit rough a times, and most of my work was spent casting Sleep 2 on mobs that woke up, Dispel, Refresh, occasional cures, and debuffs whenever I could. Converted twice. We were lucky in that one of our two WHM/BLMs had a really high Enfeebling skill, so the both of us were landing Sleep 2 very well. Not the most efficient way of fighting the four quads, but it worked.
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    # Jul 09 2004 at 1:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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    did it yesterday, sleepga2 isnt essential, just as ong as you have either the RDM or BLM using elemental seal + sleepga.

    i used sleep2 to resleep anyone who woke up.

    did it fine & fast :) got my money & ran to buy a dark staff :P

    now back to fishing for my elemental torque >_<
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    Thanks Bennykun, I submited the info, Yeah, as long as you average 65, you should be able to beat this, primary thing is to have a high level tank (67+ prefered) I did it as a 63 PLD, and was the highest lev tank, i took a bit of dmg ><
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    pretty accurate
    # Jun 25 2004 at 9:42 AM Rating: Good
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    The info here is pretty good. The kill order is correct. Also the recommended level of 65 seems about right - that is, I think a PT of 65s could win this (I went in with a few people 68-69 myself). For the fight itself, make sure you have a BLM with Sleepga II - essential! RDM with ESeal Sleepga may be ok, if you want to risk it. Sleep II is used on any that wake up early. Also watch out for Ore Toss - it can do 500-600 damage even to a melee in the high 60s (my PT's only death came from a 500+ Toss). Congratulations, now you can get the Republican Gold Medal, if only Bastok would come in first for once ^^ (always last on Valefor....)
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    RE: pretty accurate
    # Nov 07 2004 at 11:53 AM Rating: Default
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    bastok is always last on garuda too :/
    i think its because its most attrative nation for newb and they all get killed and dont use signet, so we cant conquer any region ;;
    would need every good bastokian to do expedition -.-

    btw, i will do that mission today ^^
    RE: pretty accurate
    # Jan 15 2007 at 5:43 AM Rating: Decent
    I did this with a jp party and we were all 75, but i heard 65 average works from friends also . I'm in hades and bastok usualy comes last but xmas miracle im thinking we were 1st xmas week and again this week.
    I do have a question after the mission you are told to take a letter to werei before you can get 8-1.
    I have all over even here under the npc finder , no luck , would someone please Help me if able please contact me here , or Aeo in hades server or lastly at my pos/email Darksphere@pol.com

    Thanks
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