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The Crystal Line  

Submitted by:Essva
Realm:Bastok
Start Area: Bastok Markets
Start NPC:Cleades (D - 11)
Type:Mission
Related Areas:Metalworks
Related Mobs:Cleades (D - 11)
Mission:2 - 1
Min Level:8
Max Level:75
Reward:Rank 2-2
Rating
*****
(Average from 9 ratings)
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: Fetichism
Next Mission: Wading Beasts
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Mission Orders

Find a section of the strange structure on the Konschtat Highlands that drains the energy from crystals.
Bring a faded crystal back to Chief Engineer Cid for analysis.

Walkthrough

Note: To be able to accept this quest, you may have to trade up to a stack of crystals to a gate guard.

Speak to any Bastokan Gate Guard to accept this mission. The Gate Guard will tell you to speak with Cid at (H-8) on the second floor of the Metalworks. Speak to Cid and he will give you a crystal.

After receiving the crystal, head to the Crag of Dem at (I-7) in the Konschtat Highlands. Trade the crystal to the Telepoint and you will get a Faded Crystal. Return to the Metalworks and speak to Cid. He will give you the C. L. Report. Key Item and ask you to take it to Ayame.

Speak to Ayame, located at (K-7) of the Metalworks, to complete this mission.


To read the transcripts for this mission, see The Crystal Line Spoilers page.


Mission Series

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

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Dem Crystal
# Apr 16 2009 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Can you get dem crystal if you are from Windy?
Or you have to be from Bastok.
Thank you
Dem Crystal
# Apr 26 2009 at 6:29 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
It doesn't matter; any crag will work.
faded crystal?
# Oct 21 2008 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
I have the mission when I talk to CID he don't give me any crystal!! wrong information on this site?

I have 1 water crystal (found from mob) and when I want to trade with the (Telepoint)I don't get any faded crystal :S

Edit: Done I had the wrong telepoint


Edited, Oct 21st 2008 7:25am by dreadlordss
faded crystal?
# Mar 23 2012 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
The same thing happened to me. Cid didn't give me a crystal and I went to the one it says to go to at I-7 and nothing happened. This site seems to have quite a bit of wrong and incomplete information.
nneexxtt
# Aug 08 2007 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
who want to to war i got two and me ***** no *****[li][/li][s][/s][b][/b][u][/u]
nneexxtt
# Aug 08 2007 at 9:11 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
yeah you what it yeahh you know this is c blat killer whos next
help!!!
# Aug 07 2007 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
every time i try to click on a starting mpc to do the mission the new mission dosnt show im rank 2 and finished the old mission
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i have no clue what to do ...
# Jun 12 2007 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
hay .,..

i started the quest and went straight to dem ... and i found out as i went to trade the crystal that weirdly ... i dont have a faded crystal :(

and i went back to talk to cids to see if he woyuld give me the crystal .. and he just said "have you done what i told you yet?"

does anyone know what i can do ? or how i can get the crystal ??

mrsc!
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The Crystal Line
# Mar 24 2007 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
I got to Dem with lvl 9 WAR But I wasn't near rank 2 yet
So tomorrow going to finish the mission which is going to be easy
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The Crystal Line
# Nov 09 2006 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I trade 1000 Crystal with the telepoint crag-dem. over 1 month

(Dark Crystal, Earth Crystal, Fire Crystal, Ice Crystal, Light Crystal, Lightning Crystal, Water Crystal, Wind Crystal).

and i trade Faded Crystal with Cid and Ayame, Naji. but nothing happend.

i need steps to complete this mission or anyone tell me where can i find ( I.M guard ) whats Position ?
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ty
# Nov 08 2006 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
ty guys for the help i relly need it
what i do
# Jul 20 2006 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
it wont let me start this mission
haha
# Jun 28 2006 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
hey lol, i did this mission right, so it wouldnt give me the next one, so i just kept giving the I.M guy crystals to give me rank points and i just skipped the wading beast, kinda kool,so i think if u just keep giving thme crystals you dont have to do the missions
help =/
# Jun 05 2006 at 4:35 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I picked up an earth crystal from a tremor ram as I happened to run by it near the Crag. I am trying to trade the earth crystal to the telepoint and it won't take it. What gives?
Faded Crystal
# May 28 2006 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
Take any crystal to any crag usually if you are new the closest one is Dem so go there and trade any crystal and you will get a faded crystal. Trade it to the telepoint where you normally pop when teleported to Dem.
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Ayame Choice
# May 03 2006 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Does the option you choose when speaking to Ayame affect anything besides her response? eg. line up a future quest?
No trading
# Jan 06 2006 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Okay, I have traded maybe 64 crystals to the guard and am full.. I have the Crag key item,. I have a crystal and am standing on the Tele platform. (yes, the one with the crystal on it.. not the empty or shattered ones). I cannot get the Point to select... or trade... there is a ??? nearby (off platform).. So, what am I doing incorrectly? I have tried trading like normal, but I cannot select it.
Hmmm.. Ideas?
RE: No trading
# Jun 19 2006 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
it's probably just a glitch, run a little into konschtat then run back and try again, and remember "/targetnpc" is your friend
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Bastok
# Aug 03 2005 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Sorry... double post.
This Many Crystals.....
# Jul 07 2005 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
After I finished "Fetichism" and got rank 2 I tried starting this mission and as he said I needed to donate a few crystals. I traded 1 by 1 so i could find out exactly what was needed.

It took me 9 Earth Crystals to get this mission.

Hope that helps.

Edited, Fri Jul 8 03:25:22 2005
The Crystal Line
# Jun 27 2005 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent
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The missions dont get any easier than this talk to Cid then go get signet from the gaurd at the gate and head out kill sumtin and get a crystal and head to the Craig of Dem in Konchtant Highlands and trade the crystal with the tele crystal and take the faded crystal back to Cid and thats it
Getting next mission
# Feb 06 2005 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Check your profile the one that shows you title, Home Point. There is a bar in that window, think its called rank points?

If you have trouble getting next mission try trading any crystal to the I.M. guys. stacks or just that extra earth can help it fill up.

Never had trouble getting next mission if the bar is full.
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To activate
# Dec 10 2004 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
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If you're having trouble activating this mission, 2.1, trade 12 Water Crystals to the I.M guard on the left, then it will activate.
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To activate
# Nov 09 2006 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I trade 1000 Crystal with the telepoint crag-dem. over 1 month

(Dark Crystal, Earth Crystal, Fire Crystal, Ice Crystal, Light Crystal, Lightning Crystal, Water Crystal, Wind Crystal).

and i trade Faded Crystal with Cid and Ayame, Naji.

but nothing happend ...

............

i need steps to complete this mission
or anyone tell me where can i find ( I.M guard ) whats Position ?
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Oops.
# Oct 21 2004 at 9:51 AM Rating: Default
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I recently had spent my CP, so I trsded a stack of 12 Water Crystals to the guard, and was able to trigger 2-1, and 2-2. Now I need a party for 2-3!
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RE: Oops.
# Jan 16 2006 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
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CP is not the same as Rank Points.
Triggering this mission
# Oct 20 2004 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
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I can't seem to trigger this mission. I've been rank 2 for over 2 weeks now, and everytime I talk to cleades, he tells me that the only missions that are available are Fetitchism, which I've completed. I know I've completed it, because it is in my completed missions list on the game. I don't feel like repeating it, just to find out that I still can't continue. Anyone else have this problem?
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no bug.
# Sep 13 2004 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
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U retrived the Dem Teleport Crystal...not the crystal for the quest..../sigh ok this is what u have to do..Go up to the the telepoint with any type of crystal...Trade the crstal to the telepoint...then u will recieve the faded crystal bring that back to cid and Ayame and it will be complete....Wait till ur a highre lvl to do this...i didnt do it until i was lvl 30...
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Need help?
# Sep 04 2004 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Hey if anyone in Kujata needs help with any Bastok Missions up to 3-3 (3-3 is something I can't help with atm I'm too low level)


Peace out!
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info
# Sep 02 2004 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
The crag of dem is in the Highlands, just outside of North Gustaburg.
were
# Jul 12 2004 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
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can anyone tell me were the Crag of Dem is ??
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Trading Crystals
# Mar 29 2004 at 11:58 AM Rating: Good
1 post
you can trade any of your crystals in to the Guards by the gates leading out of town to the Gustabergs. Just use the "Trade" command on a guard with I.M. after his name.
Messed up
# Mar 21 2004 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Ive completed this quest and Wading Beasts at lvl 10, and im still not rank 3. When i talk to the guy, he gives me these 2 quests again and emissary. Wondering whats up, or do i have a bug?
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RE: Messed up
# Mar 23 2004 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Wading Beast and CL are not rank promoting missions. The mission which will get you to rank 3 is the Emissary. Try donating some crystals. I suggest earth, as they are worth about 5 gil a stack (ok maybe 1 or 2g more).
The report
# Mar 13 2004 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Odd, don't think it posted my last message.

Anyway, can someone tell me or give me a site that says what the C.L. report from Cid said? I forgot to read it, though last time they were mad that I did (the 1st mission).
Where?
# Mar 10 2004 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Where is K. Highlands?
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which guard
# Feb 19 2004 at 12:23 AM Rating: Default
which guard do you give crystals to to help you get quest?
thanks
# Feb 18 2004 at 6:20 PM Rating: Default
thanks a whole lot for the help every1!! :)
Ayame's armor
# Jan 11 2004 at 9:27 AM Rating: Default
Is Ayame's armor (red, kinda scale-looking) available to PC's? If so, what's it called? O.o
Thanks
more reliable
# Jan 08 2004 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
I just finished the quest by saying to Ayame that she looks more reliable than Naji and she responded pretty much the same thing : "You're very perceptive, I like that in an adventurer. I guess I'll be seeing you around a lot more."

And give me nothing. :)
crystal line
# Dec 20 2003 at 11:22 AM Rating: Default
to complete this mission u first need to take any crystals u get from monsters or buy 1 from the AH, then head to highlands and trade with the telepoint at them crag-dem, u will get a "faded crystal" in return then go back to cid and trade the "faded crystal" to him, he will then give u a report that u need to deliver to either Naji or Ayame. talk to Naji and he will tell u to deliver the report to Ayame. just talk to either one of them, no trading is necessary.
The Crystal Line
# Nov 29 2003 at 12:38 PM Rating: Default
You do not need the crystal that Cid gives you (not sure IF he gives you one). ANY crystal will do. "Trade" a crystal with the Crag of Dem teleport point located in the K. Highlands. Just hit TAB and you will select the teleport point, then "Trade". Ayame is located in the Metalworks, in the Cannonry on the left rear outside of the President's Office.
The Crystal Line
# Nov 09 2006 at 4:33 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I trade 1000 Crystal with the telepoint crag-dem. over 1 month

(Dark Crystal, Earth Crystal, Fire Crystal, Ice Crystal, Light Crystal, Lightning Crystal, Water Crystal, Wind Crystal).

and i trade Faded Crystal with Cid and Ayame, Naji. but nothing happend.

i need steps to complete this mission or anyone tell me where can i find ( I.M guard ) whats Position ?
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The Crystal Line
# Nov 09 2006 at 4:33 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I trade 1000 Crystal with the telepoint crag-dem. over 1 month

(Dark Crystal, Earth Crystal, Fire Crystal, Ice Crystal, Light Crystal, Lightning Crystal, Water Crystal, Wind Crystal).

and i trade Faded Crystal with Cid and Ayame, Naji.

but nothing happend ...

i need steps to complete this mission
or anyone tell me where can i find ( I.M guard ) whats Position ?
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WHM54/BLM25 ... Name: Nilson
The Crystal Line
# Nov 09 2006 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I trade 1000 Crystal with the telepoint crag-dem. over 1 month

(Dark Crystal, Earth Crystal, Fire Crystal, Ice Crystal, Light Crystal, Lightning Crystal, Water Crystal, Wind Crystal).

and i trade Faded Crystal with Cid and Ayame, Naji.

but nothing happend ...

............

i need steps to complete this mission
or anyone tell me where can i find ( I.M guard ) whats Position ?
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WHM54/BLM25 ... Name: Nilson
no crustal?
# Nov 24 2003 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
I spoke with Cid and he just keeps telling me "You remember what to do right?" But i have no crystal and no key item. i think im bugged. any way of getting this again?
RE: no crustal?
# Dec 10 2003 at 6:22 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Cid doesn't give you a crystal. You can use any cystal that the monsters drop.
Teleport-DEM
# Nov 24 2003 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
Teleport-DEM is a WHM spell, not BLM. Just a note.
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RE: Teleport-DEM
# Nov 25 2003 at 11:13 PM Rating: Default
If you pick the "he didn't look smart enough" option, she says "You're very perceptive, I like that in an adventurer. I guess I'll be seeing you around a lot more"
Options with Ayame
# Nov 19 2003 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
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When giving the crystal to Ayame after talking to Naji (he said give it to Ayame but not to tell her that you went to him first) She askes why I gave it to her and I replied "I felt like it" And I recevied nothing.

Did anyone pick any of the other options like "Naji has no skillz" or "You like a responsible blah blah blah" ?
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RE: Options with Ayame
# Dec 16 2003 at 5:49 PM Rating: Default
i taked the first option

also din't get anything (that he is nog smart)

this was her answer:

-Hah hah hah
-well he is always saying "i'm a fighter not a thinker!
-the latter i may have to agree with
-you're very perceptive; i like that in an adventurer.
-i guess i'll be seeing around a lot more.
Ayame
# Nov 16 2003 at 11:05 AM Rating: Default
Ayame is in one of the cannon towers in Metalworks.
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bah
# Nov 15 2003 at 10:31 AM Rating: Default
ok ok ok Cid sead talk to Naji and naji says the same thing over and over ageen who do I talk to that has a brain around here npc wise naji is a ****** and cid is vage as ever and you cant trade a key iteam to anyone bah
Ayame???
# Nov 12 2003 at 11:19 AM Rating: Default
does anyone know where Ayame is? I've looked around but still can't find her. thx
RE: Ayame???
# Apr 24 2004 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Go in one of the cannon rooms that are behind the Prez's office, I forget which one but there is only two.
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Conquest Points
# Nov 05 2003 at 3:20 PM Rating: Default
You have to be rank 2.5 to get this quest.
RE: Conquest Points
# Jan 04 2004 at 11:12 AM Rating: Default
i just donate 12 earth crystals to get this mission
RE: Conquest Points
# Nov 08 2003 at 10:54 AM Rating: Good
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I was able to get this quest at rank 2.25. I simply did the fetish doll quest again and was able to get this quest.
Crystal
# Nov 05 2003 at 3:28 AM Rating: Default
You need to trade any of the crystals you get as loot from monsters(i.e water crystals, earth crystals) to the telepoint. When you do that, you get a faded crystal. Give that to Cid.
Bugged
# Nov 04 2003 at 6:37 PM Rating: Default
Ok, I went exploring and made it to the Crag of Dem. I exp'd around the area and if you go up to the crystals and click them, which I did, you get a shard which allows you to teleport to Dem.

This was before I even started this mission. It appears by doing this I have bugged myself, and I can't complete it.

I got the mission, went to Cid, he told me to goto the Crag of Dem and trade with the crystal. It says I have a "Key item crystal" but nothing tradeable nor did Cid give me one. When i got to the crystal to try it, my game crashed...

Not sure what to do at this point.
RE: Bugged
# Nov 04 2003 at 8:47 PM Rating: Default
happened to me too...i didnt get any crystal from CID
RE: Bugged
# Nov 10 2003 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
You need to trade a crystal that you get from the monsters with the teleporter, not click on the teleport, clicking on it will get you the teleport crsytal which is only for BKM teleport spell Teleport: Dem to work on you.
Level?
# Nov 03 2003 at 11:08 PM Rating: Default
I was able to receive this mission upon reaching level 9. I just turned in a whole bunch of crystals of varying types.
High Guard?
# Nov 03 2003 at 12:39 PM Rating: Default
Who do you turn crystals in too?
Conquest Points
# Nov 03 2003 at 9:24 AM Rating: Default
You don't need conquest points, you need rank points. I turned in 2 stacks of crystals and it got me enough points to be 1/4 of the way or so to rank 3 and then I could start the quest.

Instead of turning in crystals you can do the Fetch quest again for more rank points...but I spent enough time killing those turtles as it was.
Conquest Points
# Nov 03 2003 at 5:59 AM Rating: Default
Do you need to have a certain level of conquest points to do this mission?? Cause he's telling me I have to re-do some quests or turn in crystals before he'll give me my next mission? Any ideas? Thanks in advance
RE: Conquest Points
# Nov 11 2003 at 12:29 PM Rating: Default
Give the guards crystals until your about 2.5 rank then you can do the quest.
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