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For the Birds  

Submitted by:Laboomsikashod
Realm:Other
Start Area: Oldton Movalpolos
Start NPC:Koblakiq (H - 11)
Type:General
Prerequisites:Missionary Moblin
Related Areas:Beadeaux
Castle Oztroja
Related Mobs:Magnes Quadav
Nickel Quadav
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Rating
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(Average from 5 ratings)
Items Required:Arnica Root
Glittering Fragment
Items Granted:Jaguar Mantle
This Quest requires Promathia
Last Updated: Sun Mar 20 10:30:07 2011

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Description

After finishing the Missionary Moblin quest, re-zone and talk to Koblakiq again to receive this quest.

First get a Arnica root, which can be bought off AH (Alchemy) or dropped from Cactuar mobs in West/East Altepa Desert. If hunting in East Desert, be careful not to link Cactrot Rapido. After obtaining the item, head to Castle Oztroja and follow the path in direction of the magicite. You'll come across an open outdoor area where you'll be on the top level ledge. The Yagudo NPC you want is to your right in a little room just before you exit the outdoor area, so just hug right and you can't miss him. Trade the arnica root to the Yagudo NPC. He'll simply tell you to leave. Go back to the Moblin in Oldton for a key item.

Now go to Beadeaux to find the Quadav NPC at top right corner of G-10 on the island. Clear the nearby area of quadavs, talk to NPC to spawn 4 quadavs which you need to kill. They aren't too hard, but sleepga is important, a 75THF and 72WHM duo handled it no problems. Each person on this quest need to pop the NMs once, with about 2min wait time between each battle. After everyone has killed their set of quadavs and talked to the NPC for an event, head back to Koblakiq. You'll receive Jaguar Mantle as a reward.

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To easy
# Jul 09 2009 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I went as a 55rdmg/blumg, and used my lvl 60 soothing healer npc. Just us two cleared out the island. they read as deceant so those were easy at that lvl, and of course buffed up Bison steak, and yea as soon as you talk to the npc they spawn behind you and they all start their attacks at once "I mean realy" I was a little stuned for a sec thier! and reason for using blu as sub is for the aoe sleep spell witch never worked but sleep 2 worked on a couple for a sort time. but thier accur sucks! Anyhow to make it sort me and my npc took them down one by one, and after words never had to heal up. still had plenty mp/hp left. so go for it it worked for me.. good luck to ya!
Easy.
# Nov 29 2008 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Okay, first thing i am going to say is the NM fight is not difficult.

With all you see is lvl 75s posting, a lot of people believe non 75s may not be able to do this. Not true.

We just did this as 67BLU/NIN(me), 63MNK/NIN, 62WAR/NIN. And i know this may not look much different to the 75s posting due to there being 3 of us, but it was serious overkill. I know i could of solo'd it without any problem.

We heard about this. Seeing 75PLD/NINs using lvl65NPCs just for this fight in posts. So we built tp and buffed up. Shadows. SS. Cocoon. RR. etc

And it was a total joke. I slept all 4 NMs. MNK and WAR both engaged a BLM. Their WS basically took done 66% of NMs hp.

Moved onto the PLDs, and they drop within 30seconds.

All in all, in my honest opinion, i believe a good lvl 55 trio could take it with an effective sleepga quite easily. NM BLMs seem to have less than 2k hp. PLDs a bit more but they didnt hit hard on any of us.

We did this fight several times. For any BLUs out there. a Vorpal -> death scissors SC can almost 1 shot a BLM NM.

Word of warning, just watch out for links, the elders or w/e jumping into the mix can be annoying, maybe lethal if you're doing this pre-lvl 60.

Good luck^^

Edited, Nov 29th 2008 10:05pm by SuperDanII
Solo
# May 17 2008 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Just solo'd this as 75pld/nin but I acctually used my /nin abilities not just shadows. Also had lvl 65npc set to Fierce Attacker. Kill the blm first, was really fun.
pos
# May 17 2008 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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The npc you trade the arnica root to is above Mii Deggi the Punisher G-7 on the 3rd map... idk about you but "follow the path of the magicite" means sh*t to me
Destroyed
# Feb 09 2008 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
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destroyed them in about 5min w/ 2extra links as 75BLM/WHM i just kept stoneskin up sleepga II and thundaga III and firga III and repeat :D
Destroyed
# Jul 14 2008 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
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lol I guess that means I can stop worrying about the fact that there's four mobs w...>.>

*gets her nuking gloves ready*
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Too easy
# Dec 26 2007 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Just wiped up the Quads on the last part of it solo as a 75mnk, Was to easy used 2hr for fun even tho didnt need it. To easy any 70+ should be able to solo this part np.
cute quest!
# Dec 02 2007 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Highly recommended if you want a break from the grind of leveling/farming. I actually laughed at a few of the cutscenes and the Jaguar Mantle is worth a decent chunk of change on most servers... so, win/win!

That said, I was a little nervous about the Quadav fight and I wanted to solo it as a SAM71/WAR35 just to see if it could be done. I started off with the 'ol Sneak Pop trick which didn't work: the four NM Quadavs spawned swinging and casting and I started to panic... until I saw that they couldn't hit me worth a damn and the only spell that stuck was Flash ^^ I'd say this is an incredibly easy fight for a lvl 70ish melee with decent Evasion.

Edit: Should totally have read the 57DRG's comment about the sneak popping. >.<

Edited, Dec 2nd 2007 3:47pm by Beltenebros
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Duo
# Jun 22 2007 at 4:14 AM Rating: Decent
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We were able to duo this as Taru 48 PLD/WAR and Taru 48 DRK/WHM with our 2 NPCs. The PLD popped the mobs and was supposed to Invincible but she forgot so the /WHM on the DRK was helpful for the initial Cure spam that is needed when the mobs are popped. Otherwise, the fight went pretty smoothly.

We had earlier tried as PLD and RDM/BLM but Sleep II and Sleep I were resisted by the PLD mobs so we died.
Fame Level Required
# May 14 2007 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Disregard last post. I just read the walkthrough that said I needed to rezone.
Fame Level Required?
# May 14 2007 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Is there a fame level required for this quest? I have completed the first quest you get from this NPC, but he won't give me the quest for Jaguar Mantle. I just finished the first quest yesterday. Do I have to wait a certain amount of time?
Who needs a party or high level help? (part 2)
# Apr 23 2007 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed this fight today as a 57DRG/WHM. Well, ok, I had my NPC along but she got hit with sleepga right off the bat and didn't wake up until there was only one Quadav left, at which point I was home free anyays. Crazy and fun fight, those things hit pretty hard but seemed to have poor accuracy. Not as bad as I thought it'd be.

Edit: Forgot to mention, unlike most sound-aggro mobs, a sneak pull won't work on these guys. They all begin bashing you the instant you talk to the NPC to pop them.

Edited, Apr 24th 2007 7:29pm by Chomolungma
EASY PEASY
# Nov 22 2006 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Solod this as 75 DRG/WHM no problem pretty sure i could have done it with any sub tbh cuz I didnt use healing breath one time.
solo'd
# Nov 07 2006 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
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i just solo'd the Beadeaux part as 75PLD/37NIN. I even had a fifth link as well, that i didn't see before i popped them. Not a real tough fight take the BLMs out first and the other go down quickly.
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Who needs a party or high lvl help?!?
# Oct 12 2006 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
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after reading all the post, about taking parties of 58+ ( 2-4 players ) or being in your low 70's to solo, i was nervous. my bst is only 61 with nin sub but i'd died 4x today lvl'n and getting my AF pants so i figured what's one more death. took the advice of clearing the area first ( building TP ) then popping the NM's. sic'd my fungar on 1 of the pld, which then took aggro from the other pld and mage. i focused on the remaining mage and then moved on to the closest pld, who had decided i made a better target than my pet. sic'd pet on him and moved to the other mage. after the mages were out of the picture i only needed to worry about 1 pld while my pet took out the other. all in all it was fast but clean. took me down to 377hp with no food buffs or any type of 2hr ablity.
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75 SMN
# Sep 01 2006 at 4:44 AM Rating: Good
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75 SMN here, been lvling my SAM so i thought i'll just go ahead of time and get the cape first and get it out of the way. did the traveling part and it's not too bad. then the fight itself. went to the little island and clear out the place. stoneskin and blink up and then summon uncle Ramuh and leave him out. talk to NPC, uncle auto attack one of the 4 NMs that pop since they're attacking me. did a thunderspark and got all 4 hitting on uncle. then i join in the fight start attacking the same one uncle is attacking. poped astral flow also just in case (but after the fight i'm pretty sure i'll do just fine even if i don't pop astral flow). did spirit taker and thunderspark whenever i can. the fight is a push over. now i just have to get SAM up a few more lvls so i can wear the cape ^^
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75 SMN
# Sep 01 2006 at 4:39 AM Rating: Good
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75 SMN here. been lvling my SAM and thought i'll do this quest first and get the cape for use later. took some time with traveling and what not but over all not too bad. finally got to the NM fight part. basically i just clear the area first, put up stoneskin and blink and then left Uncle Ramuh before i talk to the NPC. once the 4 NMs pop, Ramuh auto attack one of them. then i help with the attack and did a thunderspark. that draw all the hate on Ramuh and then i astral flow just to be safe and start hitting on the same NM Ramuh is fighting. used spirit taker and thunderspark whenever i can and the fight is really a push over. now i got my cape sitting in the safe waiting for me to lvl up XD
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Abusing the Anti MPK update
# Mar 13 2006 at 1:44 AM Rating: Good
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For those of you that are on the last part of this quest, being where you have to kill the four quadavs, there is a little trick you can use that worked for me.

As a 67 Whm/Blm (no Hexastrike yet though), I tried to solo this and see how it would go. I had access to sleepga, and after hearing these mobs were lvl 40ish, I thought I had a decent shot at it. Things were going ok, but I couldnt do damage fast enough, and after 1 of the Magnes was down and the second was halfway through, I was running low on mana, mobs were repopping, and I decided to just zone and try again (Btw incase you were wondering and didn't read it, you can zone after popping them once, and still be able to pop the NMs again).

Anyways, so when I did this, I noticed that the three remaining quadav didnt instantly despawn like the ones I trained, due to the recent anti MPK update. That got me to thinking... maybe I can still solo this...

So this is what I did: Buffed up like normal, Ele-Seal Sleepga on the popped Quadav, attacked one of the Magnes quadav, and proceeded to run to the zone. As I was tallying up a nice train, right before the zone, I slept the trailing Magnes. After zoning and rezoning, all that was left was the lone NM quadav. In the time it took for me to kill this one, the other three despawned, and upon returing to the Quadav NPC, I got the affirmation cutscene.

So my advice: If you are a 62+ mage that can cast sleepga, do as mentioned above and you should be fine. If you have access to sleep bolts, you can train all four of the Quadav, and just sleep one right before you zone. Either way, experiment with this trick if you are stuck on it and can't / don't want to bother anyone else to help.
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Mantle Run
# Dec 21 2005 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I was dreading to do this quest but as mnk 43 wanted to have a good back armor and since this is a quest not a drop i decided to do it.

Some1 said its a all-day-quest and damnit u were right, it takes forever.

I went as 75 thief, went to davoi and got soiled letter like 1/5. talked to the npc, went to the castle with arnica root, traded, warped, went back to npc, took off to beadeux (npc gives u the glittering fragment key item) talked to the npc there and 4 quadav spawned, killed blms first, then plds, hp never went under 1k >.>

talked to npc and got my mantle, this quest is too weak but its the length of time that is incredibly tough, if not for the time it takes to do this quest, this mantle wouldnt cost 350k on midgard. But u can make this a LS event, and make everyone 350k richer in 1 easy shot. ^^

Edited, Wed Dec 21 01:32:51 2005
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RE: Mantle Run
# Feb 02 2006 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
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ok I did this as 61war/thf, and a 73whm also did as well. ended having to farm the root. taking out the blms makes the fight go by fast. good sugestion on sleeping the mobs.. realy slows down the hits I took. first fight was a walk in the park. second, some of the mobs I cleared out respawnd in the fight. so it lasted a bit longer. whm never ran out of mp. easy quest, just fallow the runthrough. would have done war/nin for this, however I needed the th1 for the help with the drop of the root. with tele's this did go by fast once we had the root.

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# Nov 04 2005 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
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the nm's here are a complete joke. me (64drg) and my 64mnk bud decided to do this fight. got out to beadeaux, cleared area and saved tp. we decided to each take one of the magnes (blm) quads and ignore the other two till those were dead. opened up on them w/ weapon skill and that pretty much smoked em. teamed up on the other 2, finished last one off w/ a penta > howling fist skill that totally annihilated it. easiest 200k i ever made.
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If you die...
# Oct 25 2005 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I died while fighting the NMs but my friend finished then off while i was dead. If i go back and talk to the NPC quadav, will he spawn the NMs again or will the event happen?
easy
# Oct 12 2005 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
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easy solo as 71 bst, didnt even take the one CC i called down past 70% and she was already weakened by bio II and =10% hp clearing out the other quadav.
have blink and stoneskin up initially to take the damage from thespells they cast, the AoE they used made my pet kee pswapping between all 4 so i did not have to use the fight command on each mob. after that its upto you if you want to melee but CC had already killed 2 while i was on one of the others.

Edited, Wed Oct 12 09:56:31 2005
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Finally did it
# Sep 17 2005 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
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As 70THF/NIN. Slept 2PLDs and a BLM, used DE on the unslept BLM and got to work. Spammed as many bloody bolts as possible on him as soon as the 3 others woke up (which is very quick). Had to use 2hr, but once the BLMs were down the PLDs were cake. Even dealt with two links!
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Why not add more to the list
# Aug 19 2005 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
Did this just now as a 72BRD/WHM Horde Lulliby was a must but easy if not extremly long fight killed the BLM's first, then one of the PLD, then an Iron that decided to butt his nose into it just because I didn't want to take the chance that mobs would reset before I got a chance to talk to the NPC, used a Wing Sword and its capped at my lvl.
solo
# Aug 02 2005 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
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solo this as 74 PLD/WHM

killed pld, war, blm, blm in the order, but i think i should kill mage first, coz they keep using ga magic.

no sleep used at all coz i don't have it, and also takes a bit of time, so other 3 quadav poped and i have to kill them too.

in general it's not hard for someone has job 70+ or 65+ x 2.
Solo'd as RDM61/BLM30
# Jul 31 2005 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
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BIG NOTE: Yes, you lose the key item when you talk to the quadav NPC to spawn the mobs, but if you die, you DO NOT need to go back to Oldton Movapolos to get another one. Simply talk to the quadav NPC again and it'll gladly respawn them for you. I'm not sure if there's a waiting period or not between spawns (someone said there's a two minute wait), because I returned to my Home Point when I died.

I solo'd this as RDM61/BLM30, which means Sleepga was not available to me, something I was warned to not go in without (so, naturally, I went in anyway). Also, I used a hornetneedle and some accuracy gear from my DRK. Died on the first attempt because I went after a Nickel Quadav too early... big mistake. The second attempt, I had to deal with 3 other quadavs that respawned and linked, and the Nickel Quadavs often resisted sleep. Due to the links, this battle took me about 25 minutes (I used Convert twice!). Only used Elemental Seal once when I was running low on MP. So here are some tips for the next RDM61 who wants to try it, or perhaps someone else can pick up a thing or two from this.

ORDER OF KILLING
1. Magnes Quadavs first, because they die the quickest
2. Nickel Quadavs second, because they resist sleep and take a long time to kill
3. Any links last because they do not resist sleep

WEAPON TO USE
I recommend dagger, but it's gotta be 150+ because the Energy Steal weapon skill (no damage, but has Aspir effect) is invaluable for enduring the 10-minute wait between Converts. My dagger skill is 167, I think, so well below cap for my level.

FOOD
I used sole sushi because I had one left. Thinking on it, the accuracy bonus was a huge help and the strength/dexterity bonus let me save MP from not having to Dispel their defense boost abilities. I did Dispel their Shell II buffs, though, because otherwise they'd resist sleep even worse than they already did. If your dagger skill is capped, you may want to consider either fish or meat kabobs instead, since you'll be more accurate naturally and could use the bonus to defense or attack, depending on your race.

SUBJOB
Black mage sub is the way to go. Drain and aspir were crucial to successfully enduring the 10-minute wait between Converts, and the INT boost from that sub helped to sleep the Nickel Quadavs. Ninja sub, which I briefly considered, would have shadows wiped everytime a Magnus Quadav cast a -ga spell, which was too frequent. Utsusemi does not lend itself well to handling numerous links, either. Also, with Utsusemi, you'll be spending too much time casting spells and not enough time hitting the mobs, which is bad because they will Cure themselves and each other.

GEAR
Well, as RDM isn't my main anymore and I sold my best stuff, I was using stuff from my DRK, rare/ex gear and leftovers. In addition to Hornetneedle, I used:
-Light Buckler (+5 shield skill and it's cheap to keep, but this item must be new since it's not on Allakhazam yet)
-Willpower Torque (+5% spell interruption resistance, which was important for landing Sleep)
-Venerer/Sniper rings (from DRK, helped my underleveled dagger skill)
-Gramary cape (+1 Magic Accuracy does make a difference, as does the +3 to Magic Defense Bonus... and it's cheap to keep)
-Life belt (again, from DRK)
-Full AF (because it costs nothing to keep... lol, seeing a pattern?)

EFFECTIVE USE OF SLEEP I/II
As soon as they spawn, start attacking one Magnus Quadav and Sleep II the other Magnus Quadav, before it can Sleep you. Then Sleep I a Nickel Quadav. This way, Sleep II is recharging while you are using Sleep I, so that you can use it on the second Nickel Quadav. If Sleep fails on the Nickel Quadavs, it's not a huge deal; their damage isn't that bad because they're Paladin types, and 15% spell interruption resistance (AF body+Willpower Torque) with Phalanx on almost always overcame their attempts at interruption when Stoneskin was down. If any quadavs respawn and link, make Sleeping them a priority over Sleeping the Nickel Quadavs, because the links won't resist Sleep since they're weaker (Iron Quadavs sometimes might resist because they're also Paladin types, but it only happened once).

USE OF CONVERT
I shouldn't need to say this, but make sure you have a freshly cast Phalanx and Stoneskin up when you do this. I didn't use Chainspell and I Converted twice, so it can work.

USE OF CHAINSPELL
I was fumbling during the first attempt because I went after a Nickel Quadav early on, so I busted out Chainspell to Convert, rebuff and re-Sleep the crowd. The second attempt, Chainspell was not up yet, so you really shouldn't need this if you do it right.

USE OF DEBUFFS
I only cast Slow and Dispel, and I only used Dispel on mobs when I saw Shell was cast on them. Use Ice Spikes so that you don't have to cast Paralyze, and the mob will take additional damage as well when it hits you. The majority of my MP I saved for Sleep I/II, Stoneskin and other buffs.

USE OF BUFFS
Haste, Stoneskin, Phalanx, Ice Spikes, Enblizzard, Protect III, Shell III, Refresh were the only ones I used, in order to minimize MP usage. Aquaveil is overkill and takes too long to cast. Blink would go down too fast and also takes too long to cast.

That's all I can think of for this fight... good luck!

Edited, Sun Jul 31 12:54:59 2005
Died :/
# Jul 23 2005 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'ed as 66THF/NIN. Shadows kept being eaten up by -ga spells. Took down the 2BLMs, then died to the 2PLDs. They hit for 70-80 per shot, which is painful. Had to 2hr, and even then I still died. Bloody Bolts won't save your ass here. You're gonna need to sleep some as soon as possible.
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# Jun 19 2005 at 3:19 AM Rating: Good
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soloed this as a 62 mnk. it was rough though. i had to pop a hi-potion and a regen drink, and of course use my two-hour. but i can officially add it the list of things i have stupidly done by myself.

i wouldn't have had as much trouble as i did, but there were a couple of links. i wound up not even finishing them off. i killed the four that spawned, got the CS and then warped out before the other two could finish me off.
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# Jun 18 2005 at 3:24 AM Rating: Default
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Just did this as 50MNK/WAR with 3 others

74PLD/WAR
70SAM/RNG
70BRD/THF (don't ask, she wanted to steal some beastcoins, and we didn't complain, it was already really easy.)

This was a pushover, even though I was pretty weak when getting beaten =X
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Easy Fight
# Jun 06 2005 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Well I soloed this today as a 69RDM/33BLM, This was a piece of Cake. just had to keep them slept and with Stoneskin up They never layed a finger on me ^^
just put my Jager Mantle up on the AH for 155k not bad for a days work!
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Yagudo NPC location/name
# May 13 2005 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
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The name of the Yagudo NPC is Daa Bola the Seer, and he's located at I-7. To get to him, take the NW exit out of the first map -after- the first door. He's in a little nook. Trade him the Arnica root and you're set.
hmm...
# May 04 2005 at 10:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I went with 51 drk, rdm in his 60's and myself, a lv.61 pld.

I think these guys are no stronger than the tier V quadav in the area. possibly weaker. Their HP seemed to drop faster.

I'm not sure if I could have soloed it. Maybe if I brought meds to be sure I could have but I chose the safer approach. A red mage of my level would have had no trouble since he can shut up the mages. They do pack a punch.
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# May 04 2005 at 5:15 PM Rating: Good
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This really isn't that difficult at all. I was going to try to solo it as a 58drg/whm, but a 50smn/whm friend of mine tagged along. The two of us took them out with no difficulty whatsoever. I think a full party of upper 40's or lower 50's could do this without a hitch.
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# Apr 24 2005 at 11:59 PM Rating: Decent
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One of the quadav NM's hit me, and stuck an additional effect: Disease. Think it was one of the Magnes, but I'm not 100%, as it happened when I spawned them so 4 were hitting me all at once.


*EDIT* I just checked the log, it was a Nickel that did it.

Edited, Mon Apr 25 01:01:34 2005
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# Apr 05 2005 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
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This was a joke! Went in with a 57Whm/smn, 54Pld/war, 55Rng/nin and myself 55Mnk/war. Once we cleared the island, got the mage's mp back and snapped a screen shot it took about 3 minutes tops. The Blm Mobs were taken down by the Rng and Mnk while the Pld occupied one Pld Mob. Then the Mnk went to the other Pld mob on while the Rng and Pld finished the first.

Once again the guys of the Bound By Honor Link Shell have proven you don't always "Need High Level Help."

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74Thf/63Nin/42Blm/41War/37Blu/37Whm/37Sam/37Dnc

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# Mar 30 2005 at 9:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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i done it alone as pld71/war35 easly
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too weak
# Mar 28 2005 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this one today, and I never quite understand what it is with people and saying "If you have a 75 nin with you its a piece of cake." But, I digress..

Party setup was me PLD52/WAR26, Meita MNK50/WAR25, and Luraabi RDM50/WHM25. We did it twice, pwned them both times. Me and the monk each voked one Magnes and the rdm sleep2'd the Nickles. Smoothe as silk.
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# Feb 24 2005 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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After wandering around the castle for a hour or so I finally found that damn bird, he's on that section of map where Mee deggi (the Otichuo's Kote NM) is, up on the ledge. I always wondered why this mantle cost so much, now I know. This quest is really long and boring.
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# Feb 20 2005 at 8:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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All these people with 70's were way overkill. Actually, I (62MNK) overdid it with a duo with a 61DRG. Kill the Magnes first, save TP for the PLD types.
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# Feb 14 2005 at 4:49 AM Rating: Good
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Just did this fight today with my 73RDM/36BLM friend and myself (54THF/27NIN). After he buffed up and rested his MP back, I spawned them (with Utsusemi up, of course), and he slept them. During the battle, the other Quadavs in the area respawned, but ke was able to sleep them most of the time. When he couldn't, he just used them to refill his HP and MP with Drain and Aspir. :) We had no problems killing all 4 NMs and the links, and I got a level in Marksmanship while we were at it. ^^
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# Feb 07 2005 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok a PLD68 friend of mine and me SAM49 fought these NMs 3 times, first fight he clicked the NPC for the NMs to spawn... PLD68 XD piece of cake, the mobs quickly gathered together to hit him, as a PLD that wasn't an issue the fight was over fast enough.
My turn ><, clicked the NPC the NMs spawn and i started getting hit by the 4 of them next thing i know im eating grass from the ground same for the PLD. HP then tried again, then my friend suggested using sneak while spawning them so the turtles wouldn't instantly kill me... well i did so and same as before, the 4 NMs started smacking me, PLD voked, flashed, cure4, nothing helped to get the hate off me anyways i died again but PLD managed to kill them, got raised clicked NPC got cutscene thats it. :P

so if you die in battle but your PT manages to kill the NMs, get a raise you can still finish the quest

oh by the way the BLM quadavs (not sure if they are 2 BLM or a WHM & a BLM) may be annoying they spam ga spells so be carefull
Fun battle
# Feb 05 2005 at 4:58 AM Rating: Good
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Just finished doing this quest. Party set up was 55 mnk/war, 55 whm/blm, 61 blm/whm, 61rdm/blm, 56blm/whm. The battle was a piece of cake. We could have easily done this with one less blm or everyone at 55-56.

We needed to do this for four times. The second time we ended up linking a water elemental and every quadav from the island that repoped while we were fighting. No one got close to death and we were never in trouble.

Sleepga II really helped make this easy. You could probably get it done with one tank per NM and a couple mages at lvl 55. Good luck
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# Feb 04 2005 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
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Yes, there are only 4 Quadav that spawn. 2 Nickel (Pld) and 2 Magnes (Blm). The Nickel Quadav cause Disease and the Magnes cause Curse when they hit you. They're supposedly between level 43-45, but the Nickel ones are somewhat hard to sleep.

There are also 4 normal Quadav that lurk about on that island.

If you fail in the fight, you can just talk to the NPC again to respawn them.
Five? I think it is Four Quadav.....
# Feb 03 2005 at 7:50 AM Rating: Good
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When I did this we only had four Quadav pop. Two Nickle Quadav and two NM Quadavs. The NM Quadavs will just sit and cast spells until you melee them. We were way too powerful for them as well NIN 72, MNK 65, WHM 65, RDM 50.
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