PM 3-3 The Road Forks  

Start Area: Ru'Lude Gardens
Related Areas:Attohwa Chasm
Related Mobs:Lioumere (K - 8)
Overgrown Ivy
Yujuju (M - 6)
Mission:3 - 3
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 12 ratings)
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This Quest requires Promathia
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: PM 3-2 Vessel Without a Captain
Next Mission: PM 3-4 Tending Aged Wounds
Last Updated: Wed May 9 17:16:57 2012

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Mission Orders

To capture the mysterious boy, you must first locate the fourth mothercrystal. To do this, you have been ordered to travel to the nations of Bastok, Windurst, and San d'Oria to learn of the Multinational Expedition that was held nearly thirty years ago.


After cutscene, the mission divides into 2 parts - SanDoria route and Windurst route. Route details are given below. You are free to go through either route. You can also go through both routes at the same time since there's no need to complete one route to start the next. After completing both routes, head back to Metalworks and talk to Cid.

M 3-3A: SanDoria Route (Emerald Waters)

3-3 A1: Enter North Sandoria to start this leg of the mission.

3-3 A2(Vicissitudes): Talk to Arnau the priest in the Cathedral. Next talk to Chasalvige in the Manuscript Room on the left.

3-3 A3(Descendents of Line Lost): Next go to Carpenter's Landing via the (E-6) Entrance Point in Jugner Forest. Look for a NPC called Guilloud beside a boulder at (H-10). Talking to him will spawn a Malboro mob named Overgrown Ivy. LV75 character with nin or whm sub should be sufficient to defeat it however watch out for it's Hundred Fist ability.

3-3 A4 (Louverance): After defeating Overgrown Ivy, talk to Guilloud again, then return to South San D´┐Żoria and look for Hinaree at the Manor (B-6). This ends the Sandorian leg.

M 3-3B: Windurst Route (Memories of a Maiden)

3-3 B1: Enter Windurst waters to start this leg of the mission.

3-3 B2 (Comedy of Errors): Head to Rhinostery right-hand room (J-9) and talk to Ohbiru-Dohbiru. Next go to Winwalls and talk to Yoran-Moran at his house. Then go back to Windurst waters to Timbre Timbers Tavern (F-10) and talk to Kyume-Romeh.

3-3 B3 (Comedy of Errors): Go to the southern portion of Windurst waters to the house of Honoi-Gomoi (E-7). Talk to Honoi-Gomoi to receive a key item Mimeo Mirror. Go back to Winwalls again to talk to Yoran-Oran for the method to repair the mirror.

To repair the mirror, you need to go to Attohwa Chasm to find a point marked "Loose Sand" (K-8). Checking the point will spawn a Antlion mob called Lioumere. Try to fight it away from the Loose Sand spawn, if it returns to the base, its HP will be recovered. Defeat it and check the Loose Sand again to get another key item Mimeo Egg. Next, you'll need to climb the intricate mountain of Parrademo Tor to reach the summit within a time limit of 1 hour before the egg disappears and check a point marked "Cradle of Rebirth" to get 3 Mimeo Feathers as key item. If you can't get to the top in time, you'll have to check the Loose Sand again (without any antlion fights) and try again. The starting point for the climb up is located somewhere to the southeast corner of the Tor near the Loose Sand. The path is very narrow with no natural barriers so one wrong step and u fall down. However along the way there are some smog barriers that are either permanent or temporary. If you encounter a permanent smog barrier, it usually indicates that you need to continue by falling one step down to the path below. Try to work your way up the summit in a anti-clockwise direction. Return to Windurst and talk to Yoran-Oran.

3-3 B4 (Exit Stage Left): Go to Windurst Walls and talk to Yoran-Oran, then go tp Port Windurst and talk to Yujuju (M-6), then Windurst Waters northern (G-8) and talk to Tosuka-Porika, then go talk to Yoran-Oran again to finish the mission.

It is not necessary to talk to CID to finish this mission because that is part of the next mission, PM 3-4 Tending Aged Wounds.

To read transcripts and watch videos of the cutscenes, see the Road Forks Spoilers page.

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# Jan 28 2009 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Why is some of the text in the mission walkthrough linked to AT&T? -_-

# Jul 07 2008 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Soloed this as DRK75/SAM37.

Did the Antilon NM first, deffinately the easier NM. Took a while to actually find the loose Sand without a map, but got their eventually, as someone else said, just kinda run on the outside of the rocky maze and you'll come across it on the east side.
The fight was easy, gained 300 TP via Meditate and killing surrounding mobs. Used Hasso, popped the NM and ran back to get distance between it and the sand, I actually lost hate, so repulled it with Poison II it ran back to me. Fired off Spiral ****, used Meditate again, it used its special attack and started to run back. I quickly cast Bind to stop it, and ran back to it and got 100tp after a couple more its, Guillotine, couple more hits......and it's dead. I didn't even lose a quarter HP.

Ivy was a little tougher, hits super fast. Got 300tp again with Meditate and killing mobs. Used Seigan+Third Eye and cast Dread Spikes, then immediately talked to the NPC to spawn the Ivy. Used Spiral **** stright away and took almost half its HP away. Dread Spikes alone took it down to a quater HP, used Absorb TP, Guillotine and it's dead. It took me down to half HP.
# Apr 20 2008 at 12:10 PM Rating: Good
For those climbing mountain theres an excellent step by step screenshotted guide here : http://www.koolaid-ffxi.org/linkshell/space/Parradamo+Tor
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# Apr 19 2008 at 7:01 AM Rating: Decent
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just did the first fight as pld/rdm the mob was a joke didnt even break my stoneskin
# Dec 20 2007 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I just did this on my 2nd char as WAR.. the first run didn't go so hot on the Ivy lol..

I didn't have excellent gear, setup as War/Nin was Woodsville/Maneater, PCC, Hauby, Suppa/Assault earring, Exorcist Hose, AF feet, Walahra turban, amemet +1, chivalrous chain, dual snipers.

I built tp, buffed up with a meatkabob, Aggressor, Berserk, spawned, popped Mighty Strikes and Warcry, crits were doing 185 each, Rampage did 1800, brought mob down to about 55% and I thought I had it in the bag..

But the mob had other ideas, hitting me at nearly 100% accuracy for 80~ish a pop at 100 fists speed. The fight lasted 15 seconds with me dying, the mob at 40% ><

Now granted, Berserk wasn't the best idea but dang, you don't expect to take a beating like that on a supposedly easy mob.

So I did some gear swapping, switched to BLU sub, equipped cocoon and all the VIT and HP spells I could. Threw on NQ Adaman set, swapped out rings for phalanx and unyielding.

Went back, built TP, popped Tav Taco this time, buffed with defender and aggressor. Cast cocoon (this put my defense at 860). Popped mob, 2 houred and opened rampage for 1400 (surprised it did this much considering the massive diff in attack str and acc from before). Mob was only hitting me for 20-35 this time and it was missing much more often. When it got low it stopped attacking much and just spammed Bad Breath, first one hit for 230, the rest only did 35.

Won just after cocoon wore. Finished with 300/1300 HP (Taru War hehe). All in all defense was the way to go for this. I recommend BLU sub if this fight is giving you difficulty. It made a ginormous difference for me.

**Forgot to mention

You don't HAVE to enter Carpenter's Landing from Jugner. Can just zone in from N. Sandy once you get the CS in the chapel. Take the ferry (there's always one that's broken down and one after it). The ferry drops you off 2 min walk from the NM :)

Edited, Dec 20th 2007 10:21am by Chocotaku
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What a frustrating quest
# Nov 06 2007 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I fell off on the horseshoe part of the path like 10 times, no matter how careful I was. Finally I tried switching to first person mode for that part and had no problems. If you can't seem to stay on the path in certain areas switch to First-Person Mode and give it a shot.
npc has wrong name
# Oct 27 2007 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
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it's yoran-oran not yoran-moran lol
way easy
# Oct 16 2007 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
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way easy just soloed this whole mission as 75mnk/37war only tough part was keepin the antlion from gettin his hp back lol he hits like a panzy so no problems there the mountain though = pain in my *** fell off like 5 times right at the end lol but i got there eventually just have patience and go slow in certain areas
Could be a lot harder
# Oct 16 2007 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Did both parts of this mission last night.

Overgrown Ivy isn't that bad, but it does hit fast. I had someone with me just to make sure I didn't run into any issues.

Lioumere was very easy, even with just 2 people. Popped it, opened with a Circle Blade > Steel Cyclone > Detonation skillchain that brought it down to about 35%. It attempted to run back, I hit it, and it was pretty much over after that.

The mountain was tedious, but not overly difficult. TAKE YOUR TIME. You have around 30 minutes before the Mimeo Jewel loses it's light.
SE is a bitch
# Oct 08 2007 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok seriously, I have been playing this game and many mmorpgs my whole life, this mission by far is the worst experience I've EVER had in a game. The antilan mob was a peice of cake, just voke the thing when its heading back, I know monk special ability will send it back because I had a monk with me, and me as 75 smn. Just did Garudas Predator Claws once and it brought it to 20% health, mnk finished it off.

But for the climbing the rock, **** THAT. Seriously Squarenix must be laughing a god dam storm up when they made that peice of ****. Took us 2 and a half hours to get up it. Unless you have a tip top graphics card ( which in no means I have ) you will need to squint your eyes and paste your eyes to the monitor to see some of these ledges. You will get confused, you will get angry, you will want to throw your monitor out the window, **** this stupid mission I hope every *** who had anything to do with the making of this rock dies in a fire as well as there children, pets, and everything/everyone they hold dear.

Thank you.
Overgrown Ivy....
# Sep 16 2007 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Confirmed soloable as 75DRK/37NIN. Yeah, the thing hits almost like it thinks it's a chigoe, but only got to attempt one Bad Breath on me (only blinding me but it was nearly dead so not a problem). Had utsu ichi up and 100 tp before talking to the old man, put up utsu ni when shadows went down, guillotined, then put up dread spikes. Dread Spikes won't be 100% effective in soaking hits, but Drain and Drain II can help. Absorb-TP helps too. 2nd Guillotine almost killed it.

Haven't done the antlion part yet... we'll see how that goes.
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# Jul 06 2007 at 7:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello all, me again. Will try and provide some help on this one. Did this last night with our CoP Static minus one player. 5 person party with 3 70 and 2 75

If I remember correctly, these were the jobs listings:

Drg/Whm (to help tele us around) 75
Rdm/? (whm or blm I am sure) 70
Pld/War (me) 70
Thf/Nin 70
Drg/War 75

Carpenters Landing NM was just a joke. All melee's built up some TP. I spawned it and had enough time to get off a Voke and my WS macros and it was wasted. Probably didnt last more then 30 seconds.

Attohwa Chasm was just frustrating like you read about. One is getting to or finding the Loose Sand. I didn't have a map of area but it felt like you have to go the way you don't think you need to go to get there. The black smoke does not disappear down here, never did for us anyways. Just walk around the perimeter, I think, and you will run into it kinda. That NM was just as easy. Built up TP, I again spawned it, pulled it back some and we all went to town. Again, fight lasted maybe 30 seconds or so.

I attempted to go up the mountain but got turned around and got back to the Loose Sand to try again another night with it being so late. One member of the static made it up on his first egg so it is doable without practice.

Overall, not to hard just a lot of running around...nothing new there right. Hope something in this post helps you. For us, these NM's were very very easy and the second one never made it back to spawn point to heal.

Edited, Jul 13th 2007 11:45am by Stucco

Edited, Jul 19th 2007 9:42am by Stucco
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# Jun 10 2007 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
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LV75 character with nin or whm sub should be sufficient to defeat it

i was just talking to the guy and i did not expect this mob to pop, i was just there randomly lol, it scared the **** out of me. i was 65BST and got hit to low hp quite fast, i didn't attack it though. i was trying to call beast but jug wasn't equiped, but then i equiped it and my tiger just soloed it easily, so i guess it should be ok for any lvl 65 that is ready for it
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# May 29 2007 at 10:17 PM Rating: Decent
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showed mission legs as complete before they actually were >.>? in the mission log

talk to every npc again if cid wont give you the final mission ending cutscene

Edited, May 30th 2007 2:26am by stabmasterarson
70 also can solo it easy
# May 11 2007 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
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LV75 character with nin or whm sub should be sufficient to defeat it however watch out for it's Hundred Fist ability.

It was silly easy as 70rdm and I would suspect many level 70ish jobs could solo it.
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# Apr 15 2007 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Not sure why anyone would have a problem with the silly mountain. I climbed by myself without the use of any guides or hints. Made it to the top on my first try in about 15 minutes. The only people I can see having problems with this thing are the types of people that need a PL to get decent EXP. Just go out and try the **** thing, instead of looking all around for help. Help that you really don't need.
# Mar 30 2007 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Ya cid will not give me cs i dont know if its a bug or something
# Mar 30 2007 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Ya cid will not give me cs i dont know if its a bug or something
# Mar 25 2007 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
I can't get onto CoP 3-4 and I don't know why...
I've talked to everybody twice or more (not counting Cid, he has about 7 times on him atm) and i STILL can't get to CoP 3-4...
Completed San D'Oria leg and Windy leg, talked to Cid and he gives me a 5sec CS talking about some airship thing. I thought this was the CS and headed to the Tenshodo, but i got nothing and it just let me into it. I don't get it...

If anyone knows what i'm doing wrong, please post here :(
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this sucks
# Feb 22 2007 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
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The video wouldn't work for me. I used this: http://www.koolaid-ffxi.org/linkshell/space/Parradamo+Tor
If you can't watch the video further down this page or use this website, you might find this incredibly hard.

It took me a long time to realize there is a SMALL hard to see path that scales up the mountain. With no map it was hard to find as well. I did get it done though, Kermlt 66pld/nin on Fenrir server helped me do this on my 63smn/whm. I'M READY FOR DIABLOS BABY!! YEAAA!!!!!


Goodluck everyone, use the links on this page.
Too Weak
# Dec 16 2006 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I just solo'd this as 70Rdm/Smn...too easy. Just keep gravity on it and bind as it tries to run back. It never resisted any spells and I only had to recast stoneskin once. As for climbing the mountain check out www.yousuckatclimbing.com
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# Jan 10 2007 at 3:06 AM Rating: Default
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1st off, this isn't a level 75 mob, it hits my 60 PLD for 2-18 damage and 27 on a critical, so it's complete bullshyt. its more like a level 50-54 mob. I did this NM in with a party of 60PLD(me) 59RDM, 58BLU, and 59BRD. took a minute but the NM went down. I can say that its HP is forever going though, but its attacks and offense is crap. after ward the RDM left and the rest of use spent about 1-2rhs trying to climb that dam hill.

oh btw, when you do the windy section of this quest, it doesnt mention that Yoran oran or w/e actualy "takes" your key items when you talk to him, I logged and completly forgot the storyline and was loosing my mind on where my Key item was. he also does this when you give him the 3 feathers
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Mistral axe
# Dec 08 2006 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Mistral axe works very well to bring this thing back to you.
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Liomere Fight
# Dec 08 2006 at 4:28 AM Rating: Good
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Pull the NM away, and turn him so you are between him and the spawn point.


Loose Sand -You- Lioumere


IF, you can get a RDM or /rdm to help you, all u have to do is Cast Gravity and/or Bind to prevent him going back.

I had the same problem when I soloed him 75.RDM/NIN, when he ran back to the Loose Sand, my Thunder III's weren't casting fast enough to provoke him back. So, decided to pull him away about 40 (if u have distance program) and place myself in the middle of him and the Loose Sand. I made sure that Gravity was on him at all times, because during the times he tried to run back, I casted bind on him to stop him and that seemed to work the best for me to kill him.

Most sites say he is a 75 mob, but he's rather easy to kill.

PS. Good Luck going up the mountain if you are not familiar with the path. Have a friend escort you that knows it well.
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# Nov 28 2006 at 6:59 PM Rating: Default
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WELL THIS GAME CAN SUCK MY BALLS whoever made this ****** antilion NM should die. seriously, go kill yourself. we fight it for an HOUR STRAIGHT, it keeps healing. so we decide to try fenrir strat, it ****** depops, and what do you know? we cant repop it! nicely done SE. nicely done. you sick bastards
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# Dec 08 2006 at 4:24 AM Rating: Good
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Pull the NM away, and turn him so you are between him and the spawn point.


Loose Sand -You- Lioumere


IF, you can get a RDM or /rdm to help you, all u have to do is Cast Gravity and/or Bind to prevent him going back.

I had the same problem when I soloed him 75.RDM/NIN, when he ran back to the Loose Sand, my Thunder III's weren't casting fast enough to provoke him back. So, decided to pull him away about 40 (if u have distance program) and place myself in the middle of him and the Loose Sand. I made sure that Gravity was on him at all times, because during the times he tried to run back, I casted bind on him to stop him and that seemed to work the best for me to kill him.

Most sites say he is a 75 mob, but he's rather easy to kill.


P.S. going up the mountain is more of a pain if you are not familiar with the path up... have a friend go with you that knows the path. ^^
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utter garbage
# Nov 28 2006 at 6:26 PM Rating: Default
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lolthis mission. soo ***...we have been fighting it for like 20 minutes, every time we get anywhere he runs back, we stun, provoke, attack, dia, all at once..and he just keeps going. its ************* says if you hit it once it will stop, well wtf?
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Lot's O Running
# Oct 30 2006 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Just solo'd this mission as 75WHM/37NIN, disliked all the running quite a bit. Anyways thanks for the quides and info. Take care
antlion hate
# Oct 18 2006 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
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may sound obvious but if your a mnk/war doing this as it heads back to sand chi blast and voke one after the other it soon comes running back, ive killed this twice worked both times duoing as lvl62
antlion tip
# Sep 15 2006 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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If you are a meelee fighting the antlion, as soon as he does a ws, unlock and run in front of it as it tries to run to its spawn point. This lets you hit it, and regain hate before it it reaches its spawn and regains full health. Just pull it back out again, and repeat. The only problem is if sandpit binds you, but as long as you do the above its a heck of a lot easier.
stay close to antlion kiss it if neccary
# Aug 30 2006 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Finally beat 2-5. Antlion was a pain I'm lvl 75mnk sub nin had to fight it 3 times got it down to near nothing and it healed. I suggest if you are mellee and going to solo it grab tp first stay close to it tp right off do as much demg you can fast. Once it tp it runs, if you hit it, it stops so stay close close close.
# Jul 16 2006 at 11:50 AM Rating: Good
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I just solo'd the whole mission as NIN73/WHM36.

There's not much to say about Overgrown Ivy. It does have permanent Hundred Fists or something very close to it, but it misses like crazy. It does not have any 2hr, but it will spam 5 or more Bad Breath in a row on you at about 25% health.

Lioumere gave me a little more trouble. It will definitely go back to its camp (and regen to 100% in one shot) after it uses a TP move, so be prepared and don't melee it too much if you don't need to. I managed to keep it away from the camp by running after it after a TP move came. Patience, it whiffs even more than Overgrown Ivy and should not give you any more trouble than a Goblin Smithy. :)

The way up the hill was quite interesting. I thought, what a stupid quest, but managed to do it on try #2.
SMN Solo Easy
# Jul 01 2006 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
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just solo'd this as a 66 SMN/WHM. Very, very easy fight, I buffed up before talking to the npc and already had fenrir out, it took 2 Eclipse Bites and fenrirs melee in between and it was over. I would recommend running far away from ivy almost like SMN soloing just in case the avatar dies. Also, if you dont have fenrir i would suggest at least a free carby if not carby with 1mp/tick and meteorite it to death, it will take longer but will be just as effective.

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# Jun 16 2006 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Tip: HUG THE WALLS. Face your camera towards the wall, and so that you can see 1/4 the screen to what is comming up. It is a VERY easy climb.
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# May 01 2006 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Coldhearted's directions are perfect in every way. Follow them and you're golden.
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# Apr 22 2006 at 4:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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First off, head to (K-9). You will be on the easternmost side of the mountain, almost at the lower corner. You'll come to a point wher there
will be a ramp on either side of you, if you are facing the mountain. Take the left one, heading South. Proceed up a few steps and you'll reach a fork. Head to the right (North). You should be heading upwards now.

Next, you'll hit another fork, on one side (left) is a crack in the wall, the other is a path. Head to the left (South, towards the crack). Proceed a bit further and you'll come to another split. Head north, taking the path heading upwards. At the next intersection, keep straight continuing North. You'll reach a spout, but it'll go down in a few seconds. Continue ahead, walking over the giant bone, still moving Northwards.

Now, you'll come to a dark black spout. This will not die down. At this point, fall off to the side (East). You'll then land on a platform directly below. Head North a bit, and you'll see this walkway ends quickly. Fall down, heading North still, however, and not fall to the right (east) like you did before.

If you did this all right, you should be heading upwards and North. You'll soon hit another intersection, but ignore it; head North still. You'll quickly hit another spout, and this one will not die either. So, you guessed it, fall down to the right (east) again. Don't fall too far. You want to fall on the platform DIRECTLY below, and not all the way down. If you did it right, you'll be facing north where th ewalkway continues, and right behind you, the platform will end. Continue North.

After you turn a corner, you'll see this massive bone heading upwards. To your left, you should see that the platform begins to rise. Take it upwards and move towards the bone. IF you don't go upwards, the platform will soon end, and you'll have nowhere to go, but down. Bad. Climb the bone, continuing upwards. At the top of the spiny bone thing, continue West
now, moving upwards. You'll hit another intersection, but keep West.

The platform will end, and you'll see the top. Too bad you can't get there yet . Fall down to the platform, heading West. Make sure to fall at the END of the platform. If you did it right, a rock should be BEHIND you, not in front. If not, start over ^^. Head West. You'll encounter another spout, but it will disappear soon.

Once again, you'll see the top, but you still can't get there. Fall down again, to the North. Same as before, fall at the platform's END. If you did it right, a rock will be behind you. Head West. This path will wind a bit, and you'll cross over another spine/bone structure as well. Soon, you will hit another perma-spout. Fall to the North again onto the platform below. Do not fall on the ground. You'll be on a platform that will be VERY close to the ground. Don't worry, you're doing fine ^^.

Follow this platform around, heading in the general South direction being careful not to accidentally fall off. When you hit another spine, which is rather short, you'll see a path heading upwards. Take it. You should be heading Northwards and up now. At the top, head to the right (South) towards the crack in the wall.

You'll quickly hit another path heading upwards. Take it. At the top, ignore the path heading South and continue NOrth. You'll hit a spout, but it will disappear soon. Follow the path over 2 sets of bones. After the bones and heading upwards a bit, the path will split.

To the north, you will see another set of bones, so head North. At the end of these bones, you'll hit a dead end. Continue upa bit, and you'll fall onto a path below you. If done right, you will have a rock behind you, and you will be facing Westwards. You'll soon hit another spout, but this one will disappear, and when it does, continue NOrth. Now, just follow this path up a bit more and TA-DA! You're at the top.
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quoted from aao.com (Great Guide for up the mount
# Nov 23 2007 at 6:15 PM Rating: Good
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quoted from aao.com (Great Guide for up the mount
# Apr 22 2007 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
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this post should be sticky by its self. this hill sucks to try and get up, it isnt that hard but yet it isnt like obvious either =P
quoted from aao.com (Great Guide for up the mount
# Jul 11 2006 at 12:24 AM Rating: Good
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very good turn by turn directions.
did a dry run before killingthe nm

killied it with a few LS mates that needed it
75 pld, 62 drk (me) 62 rdm, and a 69ish thf.
way over kill, pld and i opened with 1k+ ws's, it used TP at about 25% health, started to run bakc, rdm bound it, we polished it off.
got geggs, everyone followed me (rdm and thf fell off) pld and i got to top
second run up, we made it to top in just over 15 mins.
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RE: quoted from aao.com (Great Guide for up the m
# May 25 2006 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
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OMG this post is a prize. I could not figure this out for the life of me, finally got it over with. Time to finish flagging tomorrow, finally. Rate up >_O
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Text Walkthrough.
# Apr 13 2006 at 1:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ripped Off from the Promathia Mission Guide sticky on the Quest/Mission Forum >:} The Mountain Route walkthrough anyway >.>

After you kill the NM go to the east side of the mountain (marked as green dot) - from Loose Sand go around the rocks (E->S->W) - pass the point with Doom Scorpions.
1. enter the path and go up anti-clockwise.
2. get to the WHITE smoke barrier (you can see the bone bridge behind it). wait for it to fade
3. cross the bridge and go to BLACK smoke barrier, drop down there (use "walk" function not "run", so you don't fall down too much)
4. get to another BLACK smoke barrier and drop down
5. keep walking anti-clockwise through the spine path
6. go as far up as you can - and fall down on the path below
7. get to the WHITE smoke barrier and wait for it to fade
8. go up - and drop down the path
9. keep walking - there's a bone spine ledge (horizontal) you should walk on
10. get to BLACK barrier and fall down - you should be on a path that's very close to the ground - it's OK! :)
11. go to the section when there's a path up (clockwise) - use this one
12. keep walking up (anti-clockwise then clockwise again - from this moment keep walking clockwise)
13. get to WHITE smoke barrier - and wait for it to fade
14. go through the spine ledge and go up
15. go through another spine ledge that ends with a bone (and there's a path below at the end of the ledge) - drop down there
16. keep walking up - til you get to WHITE smoke barrier - wait for it to fade - and go up
17. keep walking - and you're at the TOP! :)
18. find Cradle of Rebirth and click on it - Jewel will change into three feathers

Edited, Thu Apr 13 14:43:30 2006
Lead, follow, or get the **** out of my way!
finished this today
# Apr 02 2006 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I just solo'd this whole thing as 66rdm/nin. was so easy but very time consuming. The Ivy was a pain, but sleepII worked great. The Antlion was a breaze, didn't even loose a hit point. The running around though was very annoying

Edited, Sun Apr 2 21:17:28 2006
Don't Tractor
# Apr 02 2006 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Don't try to do the trick "Die & Tractor" to climb the mountain. You will have to start over again if you die.

I just tractor'd one of my friends and found out he couldn't get the key items on the submit.
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Glitch works
# Mar 31 2006 at 7:29 PM Rating: Default
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Woot, the glitch works so 5 ppl can fight 1 at a time. Made my life so much easier, was my 3rd attempt at this fight.

Some may say "I deserved to win this more than you because you didn't beat it the way it was intended". ( As the people who hate Apathy for killing AV would say ).

My response is, idk, I just wanted to beat this so I could move along in storyline.
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Best guide for the path up.
# Mar 30 2006 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
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The post by Dramangeon about halfway through is the way to go. The link is like a path walk for dummies guide. If you try and just wing it be ready to swear at your monitor or tv. Good post, rate up.

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solo blm
# Mar 20 2006 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
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great guide, thx for posting.

about the 2 fights.
I soloed the ivy as blm75 and he was a joke. just sleep, then cast. I muchlower blm could have soloed this as long as sleep sticks.

as for the loose sand, omg what a pain.

as blm, the bug would just runaway after 75% health. I couldent cast sleep or even stun fas enough.

I came back as blm/rdm. poped the mob, and pulled it away, casting stone 1 evey few feet so it dosent run back. after your a bit away, sleep then gravity it. it still keep running back after a few nukes, but u can easily sleep it in time with gravity on
# Mar 14 2006 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Did the Ivy ages ago, no problem, couldn't hit me as WAR75/NIN37 with eva+ gear.

I kept on putting the Attohwa Chasm one off for ages as I didn't wanna climb the mountain. But my ls did the ENM "Shell We Dance" and after that they helped me kill the Antlion. Well, I popped it, RNG used Sidewinder, WAR used Raging Rush and it died, joy.

Due to climbing the mountain earlier for the Key Item for the ENM, I was pretty familiar on where to go, but I used the pictoral guide posted by Dramangeon farther down this thread. But I got to the top in like 10-15mins, I can't remember exactly. I got it easy :D.
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# Mar 10 2006 at 4:52 PM Rating: Default
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prepare 4 or 5 hours if you want to do this with a PT.
Korenaga - Asura
# Mar 06 2006 at 7:08 AM Rating: Decent
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i hope the person who put lioumere in the game burns to death, most annoying f-ing thing ive ever fought -.-; couldnt get it below 25% whatsoever, couldnt do anything to stop it running back..
PMs Suck
# Mar 01 2006 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
Two Notes:

1. Ivy and Antlion are easily soloable by a 64, 68 RDM (respectively). Just did it myself.


2. Don't know if anyone else knows, but at a point called "Luminous" (SP?) I also got the stone simply from checking it. This only worked once however, and happened PRIOR to me fighting the Antlion. Never worked afterwards, out of 5 attempts.

Would like to point out that my trip consisted mostly of a Clockwise climb. >.>

Also... there is no such thing as "Anti-clockwise." Counterclockwise, anyone?

Edited, Wed Mar 1 00:21:30 2006
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Worst CoP mission hands down so far
# Feb 28 2006 at 10:43 AM Rating: Good
5,587 posts
All I have to say is if I ever meet the developer who designed the Windy leg of this mission, I will gladly punch him in the face. That mountain climb is one of the worst annoying designs I've ever seen. (Actually Attowa Chasm is just annoying in general because of it's worthless map and annoying maze of black smoke blockades.) Gee, it's a wonder why no one is ever in that ****** zone.

You shouldn't have to have the camera at certain angles in order to not fall off the path. Took me six ******* attempts to get past one spot the climb because of the narrowness of the path and my character could not run on it without slipping off. Off course the spot was at the 3/4 point of the climb and where I fell forced me to start over, so it was an incredible waste of time.

This is an MMO, not friggin Tomb Raider so I don't see the point of having these narrow paths on the mountain where you can just seem to fall off at random. Finally, I found the best thing to do is keep the camera somewhat below your character, looking up at it. Camera angle shouldn't friggin matter IMO, but it does.

Edited, Tue Feb 28 09:46:23 2006
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Climb Video
# Jan 29 2006 at 5:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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Someone asked me to make a video of the climb to the top so I figure I'd share the video in case someone could find it useful. Video starts at the Loose Sand and gets to the top in a little over 5 minutes. I did make one wrong turn though and am too lazy to go back and make another one. Hope this is useful for someone.

Climb Video
# Jul 25 2006 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
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No Wonder people said this looks like Tomb Raider.. lol..crazy
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Climb Video
# Jul 16 2006 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
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RE: Climb Video
# Mar 06 2006 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
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OMG! I can't possibly express my gratitude for this post, it saved two LS mates and me from insanity. Rate up...even though it appears that your rating for this post can't go higher!

RE: Climb Video
# Feb 28 2006 at 4:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Thank you very much =)
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RE: Climb Video
# Jan 29 2006 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
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OOOH **** no!
lag and climbing mountains don't mix
# Jan 27 2006 at 4:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Just a word of advice...if you play on PC and you are having ANY lag issues while trying to reach the top of Parrademo Tor., for the love of God take your time, WALK around the tight spots/bends on the path, don't run, and keep the camera-angle as far back as possible. After literally "bouncing" off the walls I was hugging too tightly 3 times and ending up standing on thin-air off the path and unable to move at all without falling, I learned to be very very careful walking around some of the blind corners and over some of the narrow areas.
And yes, if you D/C while climbing you lose the key item...that also happened! But hey, what CoP missions AREN'T a pain in the a$$, right?! XD
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replied solo
# Jan 25 2006 at 1:17 PM Rating: Good
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this is in reply to rng solo. i solo'd it at 71 no prob. the only thing i didnt like is when he always ran back to regen. took longer then usual, under 10. i know cause i took a persikos au lait so it helped pertty much. gl

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# Jan 25 2006 at 1:14 PM Rating: Default
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