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The Pickpocket  

Submitted by:Phrynia
Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Port San d'Oria
Start NPC:Altiret (I - 8)
Type:General
Related Areas:West Ronfaure
Related Mobs:Altiret (I - 8)
Esca (F - 6)
Miene (I - 8)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Rating
*****
(Average from 18 ratings)
Items Required:Eagle Button
Gilt Glasses
Title Obtained:Pickpocket Pincher
Items Granted:Light Axe
Last Updated: Wed Dec 8 10:23:32 2004

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1. Speak to Miene [1], the little Elvan girl on the Airship Docks in Port San'Doria.

Speaking to her will activate a cutscene in which the pickpocket takes a pair of glasses from Altriet the guard and dashes off, running into you in the process.

2. Once you've watched the cutscene, speak to Altriet in I-8. He is standing just across from Miene near the edge of the dock.

He explains to you that the pickpocket has stolen his wife's gilt glasses. Unable to leave his post, he asks you to retrieve them for him.

3. Head out the Ranperre Gate into West Ronafure. The thief you are looking for is named Esca. She can be found inside a large tower in F-6. The tower is marked on your map by a small darkened rectangle.

4. Talk to Esca in F-6. She will deny stealing anything and demand that you bring evidence to prove your claim.

5. Return to Port San'Doria and speak to the little elvan girl again - Miene in I-8. She will give you an eagle button.

6. Return to Esca in F-6, West Ronafure. Trade the eagle button to her. She will reluctantly admit to her theft and give you a pair of gilt glasses.

7. Return to Port San'Doria, I-8. Trade the gilt glasses to Altiret. You will be rewarded with a Light Axe, and the title Pickpocket Pincher.

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steps 3 & 4
# Aug 18 2009 at 3:18 AM Rating: Good
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You can actually skip steps 3 and 4 and get the button from Miene right after talking to Altriet, if you don't mind missing a bit dialog.
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Quest blocks Delivery Outbox Usage
# Feb 12 2007 at 6:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Just a Bit of Fyi I found out while questing on my Sandy Mule for fame.

Activating this Quest with Miene will prevent you from using the Delivery OutBox NPC in Port Sandoria. The NPC will say something on the lines of... I havent seen the likes of any Pickpocketer around here. This is a pain in the ****, especially if you mule a lot of stuff. So avoid speaking to Miene on your mule, unless you are prepared to finish the quest after...

Of course after the quest is completed, you can use the Delivery NPC in Port once again.
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Quest blocks Delivery Outbox Usage
# Jun 17 2008 at 12:34 PM Rating: Good
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Correction: If you start this quest, you CAN use the Port San d'Oria delivery NPC - you just have to talk to it twice.
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My Mistake
# Apr 06 2006 at 6:49 AM Rating: Default
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So yea, I decided after having this **** eagle button for 2 months I would get rid of the freaking thing! So I read every post to date and I finally figured out why I could never finish it! I was going to the wrong tower the entire time! Yes, there is someone in the tower in (I-11) but that is the WRONG tower lol The CORRECT tower is at (J-6) which you can navigate your way to by following the path from either gate. The path wraps around a small section of mountains and ends up at the tower so don't do what I did kids! Go and get rid of that button asap! lol well anyways hope this helps anyone who is slick like me ;-)
hmmmm...
# Apr 05 2006 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
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anybody know which guard says the reference to Edward? >_> i wanna get the "Spoony Bard" part screenshot'd so i can add it to my sig :3

edit: nm.. found it on my own XD
if anyone else would like to know, it is Rodiallece @ (C-8) in Northern San d'Oria ^^

Edited, Wed Apr 5 19:15:36 2006
Should a lvl 7 war be able to do this quest?
# Dec 05 2005 at 2:13 AM Rating: Decent
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It's interferring with another quest to get a map of the King's Tomb.
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# Aug 31 2005 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Miene in an elvaan!! Not mithra!
Problem
# Jul 26 2005 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem: I can't trade the button to Esca, every time I try to trade the button to her a message comes up saying something along the lines of "Cannot obtain gild glasses, try reorganizing your inventory". I don't understand why this error is occurring but does anyone have an idea as to why this is happening?
RE: Problem
# Aug 21 2005 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
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You have a full inventory...? Just throw something away, put items in your Mog House safe, or go to Menu>>Items>>Triangle (if you're on PS2) and click sort. :D

I don't know what it is if you're on PC though.
thank you
# Jan 31 2005 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
Do this..... IT WORKS!
Talk to the girl...
Then talk to the dude(Guard)
Then talk to the girl again!
Then go out to west ron!

I talk to the girl, then the dude, then the girl again and GOT THE EAGLE BUTTON "WITHOUT" going
outside first.




i did this too. i got the eagle button and then i kept following where people told me to go.. except like some kind of ****** i was looking for eca in the tower, i didnt know u can do this short cut and did it accidently lol
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# Dec 19 2004 at 2:31 AM Rating: Good
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Do this..... IT WORKS!
Talk to the girl...
Then talk to the dude(Guard)
Then talk to the girl again!
Then go out to west ron!

I talk to the girl, then the dude, then the girl again and GOT THE EAGLE BUTTON "WITHOUT" going
outside first.

Makes it faster this way.
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# Aug 05 2004 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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i think ur thinking of star wars, kotor
i remember u had to take a test and those are tha answers.
so why is it in the ff XI?

Thats his sig...

Edited, Thu Aug 5 13:50:56 2004
quest
# Apr 18 2004 at 12:18 PM Rating: Default
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i got the cut scene but when i go talk to esca he doesnt say anything about stealing it

Edited, Mon Apr 19 07:28:07 2004
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Better Walkthrough
# Feb 29 2004 at 8:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ack, this is a terrible, terrible walkthrough - here is a more detailed explanation for those who don't feel like deciphering the vague description up here.

1. Speak to Miene [1-8], the little Mithra girl on the Airship Docks in Port San'Doria.

Speaking to her will activate a cutscene in which the pickpocket takes a pair of glasses from Altriet the guard and dashes off, running into you in the process.

2. Once you've watched the cutscene, speak to Altriet in I-8. He is standing just across from Miene near the edge of the dock.

He explains to you that the pickpocket has stolen his wife's gilt glasses. Unable to leave his post, he asks you to retrieve them for him.

3. Head out the Ranperre Gate into West Ronafure. The thief you are looking for is named Esca. She can be found inside a large tower in F-6. The tower is marked on your map by a small darkened rectangle.

4. Talk to Esca in F-6. She will deny stealing anything and demand that you bring evidence to prove your claim.

5. Return to Port San'Doria and speak to the little mithra girl again - Miene in I-8. She will give you an eagle button.

6. Return to Esca in F-6, West Ronafure. Trade the eagle button to her. She will reluctantly admit to her theft and give you a pair of gilt glasses.

7. Return to Port San'Doria, I-8. Trade the gilt glasses to Altiret. You will be rewarded with a Light Axe, and the title Pickpocket Pincher.
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RE: Better Walkthrough
# Aug 01 2004 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Elliona is right. Otherwise, a terrific walkthrough. Thanks!
RE: Better Walkthrough
# Jul 30 2004 at 3:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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Actually, you can get the Eagle Button right away by: talking to Miene for the cutscene, then Altriet, and then Miene again before leaving to go to the tower.
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HERES THE INFO
# Jan 05 2004 at 2:53 AM Rating: Default
Go to Port San'doria or however that is spelled. There is a little girl standing on the top deck named Miene. Talk with ehr the quest starts. Talk to Altiret after that, THEN TALK TO MIENE AGAIN. She gives you the button. Take it to ESCA in WEST RONAFUE or however that is spelled. Go to the tower (f-6) give ESCA the button. Take the glasses back to ALTIRET get the AXE OR THE SHIELD.

P.S. I GOT THE AXE and im a theif so i cant use it woohoo (sells for 137 gills)

Saosin - Theif
can't find esca
# Dec 27 2003 at 1:27 AM Rating: Default
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nevermind wrong tower i got an axe not a shield

Edited, Sat Dec 27 01:56:05 2003
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 26 2003 at 7:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) it now no longer gives the axe, it gives a shield.
right infront of you..
# Dec 05 2003 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Alt is right next to mient, just up along the banster over looking the water. Should be pretty close pending how far she happend to stroll around.
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Her?
# Dec 03 2003 at 3:49 AM Rating: Default
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Altiret is a Him, not a Her, and he's located at (I-8) and at lvl 22 he wont give me the quest.
RE: Her?
# Dec 17 2004 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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uhm... yeah....

You actually get the quest from Miene, the little girl, not Altiret. You'll have the quest if you get cutscene talking to Miene.
RE: Her?
# Jul 31 2004 at 7:12 PM Rating: Default
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Esca is a she...I quote from the game text...

"Me, a pickpocket? Is this the way adventurers today, chasing down and accusing ladies of crimes? And without proof, I might add!"
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 24 2003 at 7:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) omg where is Altriet located for godsake when posting pllease put location gezzzz
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# Nov 20 2003 at 11:36 PM Rating: Default
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wheres the people that give u the quest?
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Esca, Tower, Button
# Nov 13 2003 at 7:47 AM Rating: Default
Esca is in the tower at F-6 in West Ronfaure, NOT the one in the south east.

And it is ESCA not WESCA please fix.

For the button, as always trade it to ESCA.
Chani
# Nov 11 2003 at 6:22 PM Rating: Default
This Quest was Named "the Pickpocket" not Remeberance in my quest menu
Re:Found
# Nov 09 2003 at 11:59 AM Rating: Default
Nevermind, got it.
Found
# Nov 09 2003 at 11:53 AM Rating: Default
I found Esca, but I can't use the button =/
Title
# Nov 05 2003 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Title you get when you complete this quest is: Pickpocket Pilcher
Just want to point out
# Nov 05 2003 at 10:13 AM Rating: Default
The ax can not be used unless you are level 11. Of course you can always sell it I guess.
Cutscene
# Nov 02 2003 at 1:45 PM Rating: Default
It is Esca, she is a female, and I had to talk to the little girl meinen I believe was her name. A cut sceen played and the thief stole the gaurds glasses, then when I was standing there talking to the little girl the thief was running away and bumped into me. The little girl suggested I talk to the gaurd and help him since he could't leave his post. I talked to the gaurd got the quest and then talked to the little girl again. She is the one that gave me the Eagles button to trade into Esca. Looking for the tower now. Hope this helps.
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Easy As Pie!
# Nov 01 2003 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
Follow the path from the west gate next to tower all the way to around the bend to where you start heading south.. the first intersection that is a 3-way intersection is where you need to stray. Go right and the path should end at a building that is occupied with the thief. Hand the button in and you shall recieve the glasses. The map coords is F-6. Enjoy

Edited, Sat Nov 1 20:10:46 2003
ESca
# Nov 01 2003 at 7:55 PM Rating: Default
the thiefs name is Esca and she can be found in West Ronfaure at the NorthWest tower(f-6)
The guard is a she?
# Oct 31 2003 at 7:27 PM Rating: Default
Odd when I spoke to the one who had their glasses stolen I got the text "They belonged to my wife!" Miss read that or the quest info is off. Which, from the name given to the thief, I believe more then my missread. (Esca is a she I believe...)
Location
# Oct 31 2003 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
Tower in F-6
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#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 26 2004 at 9:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i think ur thinking of star wars, kotor
True Identity
# Oct 31 2003 at 12:06 PM Rating: Default
It's not Wesca- it's ESCA, go there and trade item with him... then you'll get the quest
RE: True Identity
# Oct 02 2004 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
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her
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Scoured West and East Ronfaure
# Oct 31 2003 at 11:41 AM Rating: Default
And did not come across this guy.
Cant find
# Oct 31 2003 at 3:08 AM Rating: Default
Where is this Wesca guy at? I've looked everywhere for him.
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