Wading Beasts  

Start Area: Metalworks
Start NPC:Cleades (D - 11)
Related Areas:Dangruf Wadi
Related Mobs:Cleades (D - 11)
Mission:2 - 2
Min Level:8
Max Level:75
Reward:Rank 2-3
(Average from 6 ratings)
Items Required:Lizard Egg
This Mission is Skippable
Previous Mission: The Crystal Line
Next Mission: The Emissary
Last Updated: Thu Jan 25 07:28:40 2007

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Mission Orders

Procure a lizard egg from monsters in the Dangruf Wadi. Deliver the egg to Senator Alois in the President's Office.


Note: To be able to accept this quest, you may have to trade up to a stack of crystals to a gate guard. Note: This mission can be skipped by trading crystals to a Bastokan Gate Guard.

Speak to any Bastokan Gate Guard to accept this quest. The Gate Guard will ask you to retrieve a Lizard Egg from Dangruf Wadi (you can also buy the item from the Auction House).

Head to Dangruf Wadi and slay Steam Lizards until you get the Lizard Egg. You can also buy this item from the Auction House or obtain it using Steal.

After obtaining the egg, go to the Metalworks and speak to Senator Alois at (J-8) near the President's Office. You will be rewarded with rank points.


To read the transcripts for this mission, see the Wading Beasts Spoilers page.

Mission Series

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

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Steam Lizards in Dangruf Wadi
# Jul 16 2008 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
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1/1 Steam Lizards are in Dangrus Wadi at G-5, H-5 area.

Solo as THF30. Hope this helps to find them!
Plz help.
# Aug 25 2007 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I have hunted lizards and died many of times and i have not yet got an egg but everytime i check the auction house they don't have any for sell.Does anyone have any advice?
I need help!
# Dec 24 2006 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
How do I play the game?Where is the game?
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silly people
# Aug 28 2006 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
you know people, if you cant afford to buy an egg for a measly 200-500 gil...then you could always (just a suggestion) try THF TH??? >< i killed lizards in south gustaberg, had my egg in less than 5 minutes. (AH was out of stock)
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silly people
# Aug 28 2006 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
I tried killing about 40 lizards with my 20 WAR and ended up with a stack of lizard tails and NO egg. I don't get exp from them so I basically wasted a bunch of time. AH hasn't had any the last few days either.

Luckily I just started leveling my THF so I'm going to follow your advice tonight then probably kick myself in the **** for a while. Thanks for the tip...
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silly people
# Aug 28 2006 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
I tried killing about 40 lizards with my 20 WAR and ended up with a stack of lizard tails and NO egg. AH hasn't had any the last few days either.

Luckily I just started leveling my THF so I'm going to follow your advice tonight then probably kick myself in the **** for a while. Thanks for the tip...
Edwood on Ifrit, low-lvl WAR/DRK/BST mainly
# Jun 05 2006 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts

This is ignorant and wrongful posting. Steam lizards in the Dangruf Wadi will drop this and it's not very rare. I killed... hrm... probably 6 steam lizards. I got 2 eggs. As a level 25 thief I had Treasure Hunter 1. Without TH1 I still doubt this would be a "rare" drop that would waste "hours" of your time. These are the easiest lizards I know of that drop it and they check as EP at level 25.

Edited, Mon Jun 5 11:29:30 2006
Trade the egg
# May 28 2006 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
Once you get your lizzard egg head to the Presidents office in Metalworks. Go to the room on the left and trade the egg to Alois no need to talk to him first just select trade and you will start a cut scene.
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Why won't senator Eloise give me my rank points??
# Jan 23 2006 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey everyone, first post here. So I went to see the senator and traded him the lizard egg, and nothing happens; he won't accept the egg. I've already accepted the mission and bought the egg from AH, so I have no idea what's going wrong. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
I didnt even do this mission yet...
# Dec 24 2005 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
i didnt even do this mission yet, but know i know to just buy it in the AH! ^.^
I didnt even do this mission yet...but now i know
# Dec 24 2005 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
took to long
# Aug 30 2005 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
i spent 10 hours in dangruf wadi killin lizzys for these eggs and gave up later on i relised i could buy them so i did. with the 1k i made of the lizard tails ^^ a win lose situation dont ya think?
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lizard eggs
# Aug 30 2005 at 2:51 AM Rating: Decent
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just go buy it LOL! i bought for 500 gil aftr just about dying thee hhehehehehe
wading beasts
# Aug 24 2005 at 3:16 PM Rating: Default
148 posts
Ok a suggestion for all of you that have never used forums before. READ ALL BLOGS BEFORE POSTING YOUR QUESTIONS. Everything has been specified in this mission yet many of you are asking questions that have already been answered. So I am gonna make this easy for you..After completing Fetichism Mission. Trade 8 water crystals to Gate guard, This will open up crystal line mission, talk to Cid, Cid DOES NOT give you a crystal, either kill a mob or buy a crystal, any crystal will do, then walk/run/tele to Crag of Dem and locate Dem crystal, Crag of Dem Crystal. To get to Crag of Dem Crystal from Bastok its like this... Bastok>>>South Gustaberg>>>North Gustaberg (entrance closest to Dangruf Wadi)>>>Kontschat Highlands, Once you find the crag go to the crystal that is not broken, highlight the crag of dem crystal and trade your crystal to it, you will receive a faded crystal in return. Then head back to Bastok walk/run/warp. Head back to Cid. Then head back to gate guard and trade 9 crystals to guard talk to mission npc and wading beast is unlocked, EVERY LIZARD DROPS EGGS, some have a lower drop rate but EVERY LIZARD DROPS EGGS, personally i wouldnt waste my time farming it, just buy it from the AH its cheap it saves hours of pointless killing for a rare drop. then return to Bastok to the Metalworks area and speak with Senator Aloise near the President's Office and you will be awarded next step up in your rank.
Do not ask any more questions about this mission this is all there is too it and now you know and knowing is half the battle. Thank you drive through.

wading beasts
# Jul 21 2006 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
wow, most of that was so of topic it's not even funny.
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RE: wading beasts
# Sep 30 2005 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
EVERY LIZARD drops eggs? hmm. i spent hours in Valkrum Dunes killing lizards and i never got ONE egg off them. and i killed HUNDREDS of them.
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# Jul 11 2005 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
Maybe it's just me, but getting those **** eggs to drop is a real pain in my backside. Reportedly, they drop from all Lizards, and even some other mobs (Efts?) but the Steam Lizards have the 'highest' drop rate in the area. Two people killing everything in sight for a couple hours yielded... one egg. -.-' The only reason I didn't buy it from the AH is because I didn't want to satisfy the jerkoffs trying to kick the price up.
RE: /fume
# Aug 03 2005 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
112 posts
Someone from my ls just send me an egg, trade the egg to the Senator and Booom I am done he he.
How Many?
# Jul 08 2005 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
After doing "The Crystal Line" I didnt have enough rank poins to get this mission. SO I had to turn in crystals. Like I did in "The Crystal Line" I turned them in 1 by 1 so I could let you all know exactly how many it takes.

It took 8 water crystals to get this mission.

Hope that helps.
Buy on AH
# Jan 14 2005 at 5:22 AM Rating: Decent
69 posts
I'll save you the trouble go buy it from AH...don't try and waste your time to go to Dangruf wadi cause it ain't worth it...
This mission is ridiculous easy and i dont even consider it as a mission... O_o
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300 gil
# Dec 04 2004 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Why dont you just buy the egg at the Auction House for 300 gil? :s:s:s
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)

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Stupid Gobs
# May 03 2004 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried to kill steam Lizards last night for about an hour. I kept getting aggro'ed by gobbs that checked easy, and after killing about 40 of them (and dying 3 times) I finally found the steam Lizards. had one almost dead, then a gob spawns behind me.... Got killed again and lost lvl 20. (Grrrrrr....)
Now I find out I can just buy the **** thing at the auction house...

Sometimes I feel so retarded...
Any rewards..?
# Apr 24 2004 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
510 posts
I did the Crystal Line quest, and then the Fetichism quest again, turned in a few stacks of crystals, and now the Emmissary mission is available, but I never did the Wading Beast mission...just wondering if there is any gil reward, cuz if there isn't i'll just skip it altogether.
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i cant get it
# Mar 26 2004 at 2:25 PM Rating: Decent
234 posts
i have been trying to get it a couple times now, with no luck, i have been killing rock lizards like their is no tomorrow with no egg, i looked for the steam lizards up by the geysar areas, but i dont see anything called steam lizards, just lots of goblins and leechs.....why does god hate me so
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Egg dropper
# Feb 20 2004 at 7:39 PM Rating: Default
One of the eggs dropped off of a White Lizard in Yhoator Jungle, so I assume it might be all lizards.
# Feb 08 2004 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
does this quest up fame at all?
RE: fame?
# Apr 14 2006 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
No, this is a mission to rise your rank. Fame is not affected.

If I am wrong, someone please come by and correct me.
# Jan 20 2004 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
It is not just the Steam Lizards that drop this egg. After killing regular rock lizards for xp & crystals, I have a gotten a couple of these.

Once again...Rock Lizards also drop a lizard egg.

Steam Lizards
# Dec 17 2003 at 7:17 PM Rating: Default
yes, I can validate that Steam lizards are the only ones I've EVER gotten to drop an egg (actually the first one I fought did and a few thereafter). They are in the areas accessable by geyser only. Large groups of 13-18 need only apply.
RE: Steam Lizards
# Jan 11 2004 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
Other lizards will drop eggs too, including the lower-level ones in South Gusta.
cant get mission
# Dec 07 2003 at 11:19 AM Rating: Default
cleades wont issue the mission to me, it only says the fetisch mission is availible what can i do? im lvl 13 warrior..it should let me
RE: cant get mission
# Jan 05 2004 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
trade 2 dozens of earth crystals with guards to boost up your rank
RE: cant get mission
# Jan 01 2004 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Do the fetisch mission again. What i had to do to get the crystal line.
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lizard eggs
# Dec 04 2003 at 5:16 PM Rating: Default
They are located at (J-4) on the map. Be good idea to bring along a Thf so they can steal it as well as drops. Things around these lizards con up to tough thus far to level 20. We got it in maybe less then half an hour.
yes or no question
# Dec 04 2003 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
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after the cutscene, the musketeer guy will ask you if you think these missions are a waste of time. you can answer yes or no.

i answered no, then he said, in that case, he should try to be more like me.

anyone knows what he says if you answer yes? i repeated the quest but after that, the senator guy just gives me something (he makes the motion but not status message appeared saying, you got x gil or something)
RE: yes or no question
# Dec 07 2003 at 7:18 PM Rating: Default
If you answer yes:

Iron Eater: Hah hah hah.
You are an hoest one. But it is not something you should say to a Mythril Musketeer, especially when you ae near the President's Office.

Iron Eater: Either way, there is no question that you have done a great deal for the prosperity of Bastok, and that you will in the future as well.

Iron Eater: I must try to do the same...
In Auction
# Dec 03 2003 at 10:37 AM Rating: Default
Which tab do I need to search for in auction, I was thinking in Other/Food, but to no avail.
RE: In Auction
# Feb 01 2004 at 5:06 AM Rating: Decent
147 posts
srry dbl post i got an internal server error.

Edited, Sun Feb 1 05:07:24 2004

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RE: In Auction
# Feb 01 2004 at 5:06 AM Rating: Decent
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it's food, ingredients and they go for about 300 gil.

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RE: In Auction
# Dec 17 2003 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
Pretty sure I got it in the food category.
Not 2-3
# Dec 02 2003 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
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This mission isnt 2-3. Even if you fill your bar up to the limit with turning in the crystals before you do it, you will NOT get promoted to 3.
You need to do the emmisary mission to get to 3.
At least, this is my experience...
# Nov 30 2003 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
101 posts
i was rank 2 when i got this mission, i donated crystals untill my rank was full.

i was told to goto the gatehouse

when i completed this mission, i didnt gain a rank, maybe you need fame points from quests first ?
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RE: bah
# Dec 02 2003 at 9:22 PM Rating: Default
Tool, you fill your rank points then get the last rank quest/mission to get to the next rank. You wish it were that easy, hah!
# Nov 29 2003 at 6:51 AM Rating: Default
Before I did my mission I turned in as many crystals as it would allow me, getting my bar right up to the top. So, if this mission allowed you to go from 2-3, then shouldnt it have pushed me over into 3?
# Nov 25 2003 at 4:45 PM Rating: Default
anyone know the location of these lizards?
RE: location?
# Nov 25 2003 at 5:03 PM Rating: Default
on the map i mean...thanks in advance
lvl 10 NOT!
# Nov 18 2003 at 8:21 PM Rating: Default
I went into this mission at lvl 14 and with a good full party of 1 whm 1 rdm 3 war (cross provoking)and a thief all lvl 13-14 we could not kill a steam lizard, when I got the strat guide it states these lizards are lvl 20-23 and link.

LVL 10 might be the min lvl to get this mission but you would never complete it at this lvl. I sujest you buy the **** egg and get it over with.
do it twice
# Nov 07 2003 at 11:35 AM Rating: Good
Hey, don't leave the wadi without two eggs. You can do the mission twice in a row which will give you enough rank 2 points to unlock the 'Dragon of Giddeus' mission.
Good Luck
# Nov 06 2003 at 12:36 PM Rating: Default
I killed over 30 Rock Lizards before I got tired of being killed by plaguebreath. I ended up buying a lizard egg at the AH for 1500 gil.
RE: Good Luck
# Dec 17 2003 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
1500? I got mine for 250 and I killed around 40 Rock Lizards, and never got plaguebreathed or died. Guess you just got unlucky. BTW - I don't think you can get it from Rock Lizards. I think you have to kill harder ones, cuz I was lost in there for a couple hours and killed every Rock Lizard I saw and didn't get an egg.
RE: Good Luck
# Aug 03 2005 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
112 posts
sorry... 2003 post he he
RE: Good Luck
# Aug 03 2005 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
112 posts
Steam Lizards, not Rock Lizards will give you an egg, hope iam right (^_^).
Hunting the Lizards
# Nov 05 2003 at 12:51 PM Rating: Good
Reportedly, the lizards you need to kill are the Steam Lizards found at the back of the second level of the wadi (i.e. past the geyser that lifts you up), not the Rock Lizards that are scattered around the lower level. Taking the geyser up puts you up against goblins like the Goblin Butcher that are tougher than the goblins you meet on the bottom level of the Wadi. A low teens group should do fine in this part. However, the lizards are further back still. Head to the far north open area, and you'll run into even tougher goblins (I would guess they rate as even at about level 16 or so). The lizards are about the same level and mixed in with the goblins, so your group needs to be able to handle opponents of about that level in order to kill the lizards and get the eggs.
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