Somewhere on the island of Zepwell lie the remains of an ancient temple.
You are to collect seven elemental fragments from Cermet Headstones scattered across Vana'diel. Four headstone will spawn Notorious Monsters upon touching. A balanced party of level 65+ can handle all of these except maybe the Sanctuary of Zitah one, which may need additional healers.
When doing these fragments, BE SURE YOU HAVE SELECTED "YES" to get it. Some people just touch the headstone but accidentally don't get the key item.
Location: Behemoth's Dominion
Go to G-9, clear the area, and have one person touch the stone. Two Legendary Weapon NMs will appear. It is possible to pull one at a time if the person touching the stone has sneak. Pull either one and just kill. For some strange reason, one may despawn and you can get the fragment after killing only one (at least that's what happened for me).
Location: Ifrit's Cauldron
Enter Ifrit's Cauldron from G-6 in Yhoator Jungle. Sneak/Invisible everyone and head to H-8. Beware the bombs aggro to magic and detect by sight. After the map change, head to D-12. Then head to J-8. There'll be a Flame Spout before being able to go to J-8, either wait or use an ice cluster. You'll probably have to kill the bomb if you're using a cluster. Make sure to have Stun ready in case of Self-Destruct. After J-8, go to E-7, then G-7. There'll be 2 more Flame Spouts and there may be an NM named Ash Dragon at around G-9. It is possible to stick to the walls and walk past him. After that, head to the exit to Yuhtunga Jungle at C-7. Here's a rundown of getting to Yuhtunga Jungle from Ifrit's Cauldron: G-6 > H-8 > D-12 > J-8 > E-7 > G-7 > C-7
After entering Yuhtunga Jungle, go to K-7 through a one of the tunnels under the waterfall. The headstone is at L-6. Touching the headstone will pop two Opo-opo NMs, Carthi and Tipha. Both monkeys will aggro even with Sneak. If you trade a Garnet to the headstone you can get an Opo-opo Necklace.
Location: Cape Teriggan
Go to F-7 to a cave, then head to H-5 from there. This doesn't show on the map so just hug right all the way from F-7. A Shadow NM named Axesarion the Wanderer will pop after touching the headstone. Beware of Dimensional Death as this NM likes to use it. Have someone ready to sleep the goblin that wanders around here. Trading a Rain Lily to the headstone will give you a Flagellant's Rope.
Location: Sanctuary of Zi'Tah
This is by far the hardest NM fight compared to the others. Go to J-9, then I-7(or to make it easier, just hug left from J-9). A flesh type NM called Doomed Pilgrims will pop. This NM can hit pretty hard, so make sure to have everyone heal the tank. This fight is MUCH easier with Ninja and/or Summoner. It is very weak to magic.
Go to G-9 to head downstairs, then head to I-5 to enter the Cloister of Frost, the headstone is right behind the crystal.
Alternate Ice Method: If you have a level 15+ Summoner and sufficient fame for a mini-tuning fork of Ice from Northern San d'Oria, you can instantly warp to the Ice headstone, skipping Fei'Yin entirely, and then use a warp scroll/spell *or* defeat the low level avatar *or* suicide warp to get home.
Location: La Theine Plateau
Enter the canyon in F-6 from the east side and go down to enter Ordelle's Caves at F-7. Make a left and go to I-6. Then head to H-9. After climbing all the way up, go to H-12 and drop down the hole. Then go to I-11. After the map change, exit at G-10 to La Theine Plateau. The headstone is at G-11.
Location: Quicksand Caves
Enter Quicksand Caves from Western Altepa Desert at J-9. Once inside, go to K-6 and drop down the hole and exit to Western Altepa Desert. Go to H-9 in Western Altepa Desert to find the headstone.
Upon finishing this mission, you will receive the message: You now have all 8 fragments of light!
To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Headstone Pilgrimage Spoilers page.
This mission is part of the Rise of the Zilart mission series. The complete mission series includes:
This page last modified 2009-01-19 00:01:09.