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Better the Demon You Know  

Realm:Other
Start Area: Oldton Movalpolos
Start NPC:Koblakiq (H - 11)
Type:General
Prerequisites:For the Birds
Related Areas:Castle Zvahl Baileys
Related Mobs:Demon Banneret
Demon Secretary
Marquis Andrealphus
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Rating
*****
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Items Required:Demon Pen
Zeelozok's Earplug
Title Obtained:Apostate for Hire
Items Granted:Goblin Grenade
This Quest requires Promathia
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 00:58:37 2009

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Zeelozok has set out on a journey to destroy the Kindred's Divinity of Darkness. Koblaqik wants you to find her a "Demon Pen" so she can learn more about their demon adversaries.

1. Speak with Koblakiq @ (H-11) in Oldton Movalpolos. She asks that you bring her a Demon Pen.

2. Demon Pens are dropped by Blood Demons in Castle Zvahl Baileys. Blood Demons are a lottery pop from Arch Demons in the Coffer Key Mob rooms. (though i got my Pen while fighting the Demons for the Whine Cellar Key)

3. Take your Demon Pen back to Koblakiq in Oldton Movalpolos for a cutscene. You must wait more than one game day. Talk to her again for another cutscene.

4. Head back to Castle Zvahl Baileys and select a ??? @ (I-8), on the far side of the grate by the Dark Spark Torches. 5 Demon NM's will pop. Marquis Andrealphus, 2 Demon Secretary, and 2 Demon Banneret. You only need to kill the main Marquis guy and the others will die also, so just sleep the minions.

5. Examine the ??? again after defeating the demons to find Zeelozok's earplug (Key Item)

6. Return to Koblakiq in Oldton Movalpolos for a cutscene and your reward.

Note: Marquis Andrealphus will use a move that escapes the person who has hate at the time, twice during the battle; he says some thing along the lines of begone you insolent fool etc. So, bring two people who can tank him and you may have to repeat the battle for the person who gets escaped right before he dies. You only need to zone back in the castle before they are all defeated to get the key item if you are escaped.

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Just soloed this... as a 75PLD/NIN
# Jan 09 2007 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
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The escape move doesn't seem to work if your alone. He tried 3x... 1st time i blinked it... 2 other times my shadows got interrupted and nothing happened.

maybe i just got lucky i dunno

Doing it bst style
# Sep 10 2006 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
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This was a very easy fight for me on my lvl 75 bst and a buddy of mine who played a lvl 70 whm. After spawning Marquis and his henchmen I walked back to the gate and sent CourierCarrie over to Marquis. Some other demons took a swing at me but went after CC once it was busy molesting their boss Marquis.

No one needed to be healed and CC and I just melee'ed away on the main NM till it was dead. One nice aspect of CC getting all the hate is that Marquis cannot escape it. He mumbled something like "Adventurer, get out of the hallway" during the fight, but CC just didn't go anywhere and continued doing a number on him.

The entire fight took, like, two minutes? Couldn't be much more. It was a fun fight though. But then again, I think every fight I win is fun :P
Future quests?
# Apr 07 2006 at 6:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know anything about what the NPC says after you finish this quest? Koblakiq says something along the lines of looking for warp caverns to make travel much easier. Maybe some new quests added on in the expansion that's coming out.
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# Mar 30 2006 at 3:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just incase some of you are wondering and haven't read elsewhere, you can use shadows to blink the escape move away, so its possible to solo this NM if you have Utsusemi: Ni available. The Nin friend I did it with just confirmed that.

That is all :o
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# Mar 10 2006 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I went in as 75 monk to see if I could solo him before he escaped me. I went in, poped him and ran back to the gate. Started beating on him and he escaped me. Bummer I thought as I went back in for another try. Running back to the ??? I saw one of his minnions linked with some normal mobs killing a pt of lower level players and a 72 blm that was farming the Orc Troopers. Not a intentional MPK, but still funny as ****. The minions ran around for a few min killing people, I took one to 50% and voked it and it ran away. Strange funny night.
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# Mar 01 2006 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Got pen while getting my coffer key for pld. took a few hours, and worth only 30K. Should be worth more for the work required :p
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24 hours it seems
# Feb 23 2006 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I had to wait for 24 hours. Did it at around 10am and then wouldn't change what he was saying for 24 hours after checking back a couple times.
waiting
# Jul 17 2005 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
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how long do you have to wait? ive been waiting for about 7 hours, and yes, i have zoned
Marquis Andrealphus
# Jul 13 2005 at 11:16 AM Rating: Default
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Very easy fight. Can solo this as level 75.
Wait
# Mar 11 2005 at 6:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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Does anyone know how long you have to wait to talk to Koblakiq again after giving her the Demon Pen? I've waited 2+ RL hours now and she just keeps saying "I know, I can work on the translation of that demon script. That could come in handy."
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RE: Wait
# Mar 26 2005 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
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You will need to zone out of the area before you can talk to Kob again.
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Wait
# Mar 11 2005 at 6:24 AM Rating: Default
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Double post. -_-;;

Edited, Fri Mar 11 06:26:48 2005
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# Feb 18 2005 at 11:27 AM Rating: Good
I went and did this quest a while ago, and the Marquis is not really that difficult if you bring along a BLM with Sleepga II and sufficient INT and Enfeebling skills. Once you kill the Marquis the others die off automatically, and almost instantly.

PT config
75 BLM/WHM
71 WHM/BLM
69 BLM/WHM
72 BLM/WHM

This was just overkill. the two lowest level characters in the group could have accomplished this. We saved 300% TP before popping the Marquis, and even though we were mages the TP moves brought him to about 50% HP.

I managed to get hate myself, and the ******* escaped me. I did manage to come back in before he was killed and by the time I got back it was all over.

The upsetting thing about this quest (even though I do NOT do quests for the monetary rewards) is that the Goblin Grenade you get at the end hardly seems worthy of all the work you did. Still, it's a nice quest that explains a bit about Movalpolos.


Edited, Fri Feb 25 14:26:45 2005
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# Feb 17 2005 at 1:35 AM Rating: Good
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The escape move is blinkable by Utsusemi.
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# Mar 11 2005 at 6:15 AM Rating: Good
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Really... that is interesting. Do you know if it is blinkable by Blink? XD
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# Feb 16 2005 at 11:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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Demon Generals (which are with the whine cellar key mobs) also drop Demon Pen, I got mine from them.

If you defeat the Marquis quickly, he won't get a chance to use his escape move.
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