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An Undying Pledge  

Realm:Outlands
Start Area: Norg
Start NPC:Stray Cloud (H - 9)
Type:General
Related Areas:Sea Serpent Grotto
Related Mobs:Glyryvilu
Stray Cloud (H - 9)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Rating
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Items Granted:Light Buckler
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 00:58:37 2009

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Summary

Find Stray Cloud's friend Gubokka in the Sea Serpent Grotto.

Walkthrough

Talk to Stray Cloud and he'll tell you about his friend who went to explore Sea Serpent Grotto and never came back, he'll offer a hefty reward if you go and find him. When you attempt to leave Norg, his friend Gubokka will come in and tell you about a Hume who saved him and how he feels bad about being selfish, leaving the Hume to die.

The quest objective now becomes finding the Hume who saved Gubokka. Go to (K-6) on the first map Of Sea Serpent Grotto to find a ???. Clicking it will spawn a NM Sea Monk called Glyryvilu, which is one of the new NMs. Defeat it, and touch the ??? again for a cutscene. You will receive a Key Item, which is the sword that the Hume gave you. Return to Norg and talk to Stray Cloud to receive yet another sad cutscene and receive the Light Buckler as your reward.


To read the transcripts for this quest, see the An Undying Pledge Spoilers page.

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PLD/NIN
# Feb 01 2010 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
did it with PLD/NIN 75 , was easy jut keep using shadows and ill be fine, to be safer used 2 hours invicible to be safe same as Maat fight when he uses asura fist in low hp
RDM/NIN (yawwwn yeah I know)
# Nov 17 2009 at 7:03 PM Rating: Good
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Just solo'd this fella. Had a giggle as I was stood at the pool with the ??? buffing and someone came by to /check my bazaar just as I popped the mob and ran back into the tunnel with it, think he about had a heart attack right there. Anyway, it did Cross Attack twice during the fight, never broke through shadows though and with Bio III/Poison II/Slow II/Blind/Gravity up and Enthunder/Ice Spikes active it was no problem to recast shadows when he did CA. Never took a hit through shadows/Stoneskin/Phalanx.

Scare someone today, stand with your bazaar up at the ??? while folk are running around doing ASA!
Sea Monk Goodness
# Apr 13 2009 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Did this as 75RNG/NIN. Easy fight for any 75 really, but it is a Sea Monk and you should always be careful with those. She double attacks and hit me for ~50+ damage on each swing, so don't waste too much time or things can go bad quick.

Sleep bolts didn't proc (mob is unsleepable according to another poster) so I just melee'd until I could SS > Barrage > SS and that left just a couple shots with Holy Bolts to finish her off.


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# Apr 09 2009 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I accidentally popped this NM solo while farming for Gem of the East. I had about 50% mp but I got him down to nearly 25% before his Cross Attack did me in. After that I let him despawn, reraised and regrouped.

I came back with all buffs up and 100% mp. Spawned him and pulled back a bit in case of death again. I hit him with Slow and Paralyze which both stuck and worked rather well. I used Afflatus Misery and cast Auspice to hopefully reduce his special attacks. As long as I had shadows up I had no problems. His Cross Attack would take both my shadows and I would immediately recast. His Maelstrom attack never hurt much even without Stoneskin and Blink. Eventually he caught me between shadows and Cross Attack took 553 hp. I immediately used Afflatus Solace and cast Cure 5 to recover and gain temporary stoneskin. Recast blink and kept going. I used Hexa Strike every chance I had which did damage of 550 and took about 20% of his hp. Another poorly timed Cross Attack took me dangerously low and I only had mp for Cure 3. I came within seconds of using Benediction but he finally fell.

HP remaining was 359/1002 and MP 11/939. All in all not bad. About as hard as an EP++ with a nasty TP move.

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Edited, Apr 9th 2009 9:28pm by nightwolff
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# Dec 02 2008 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Spawned the thing... Missed me ten times in a row. I figured, pathetic.
Then it used Cross Attack... Took two shadows. I never bothered recasting, and I started to pay for it - It followed up with another, for 532 damage. It soon followed with another for 635.

I survived with 555 HP (Used Chakra towards the end)... But yeah. If you're not an idiot like me and keep your shadows up, he's pathetic. But **** that attack hurts. :3
It never hit me with a regular attack, so other than the special, it has horrible accuracy.

Edited, Dec 2nd 2008 6:17pm by Aneirin
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# Sep 30 2008 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
I just try it today 75 PLD/RM. I was playing with it at first till it does the special attacks. Finally, I kill the ******* but with only 81hp left.. becareful ..
Accidental pop
# Aug 30 2008 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Was doing some farming and popped this by mistake. Was 75 drk/thf with but 900hp and half mp.... Solod it np, had to 2 hr to be safe. His WS move does def suck, but /nin any 75 job should have no problem at all.
Accidental pop
# Sep 03 2008 at 3:17 PM Rating: Good
The first time I tried this, was 75 mnk/war - was close but I failed. Repeated again today with myself and a 75 drg/whm and was fairly easy second time around ^^
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# Aug 13 2008 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Just soloed this as a 75rdm/nin while on my way to hunt for coffer key.. Saw the ??? and just randomly clicked it thinking that nothing would happen like with most all ???'s turned around cause something was hitting me didn't even know what the **** this mob was for lol...

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easy fight
# Jul 15 2008 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent
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This fight was so easy i just finished soloing it as a 66sam he did hit me a few times though but no biggy :)
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# Nov 17 2007 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I had logged off in Norg last night after grabbing my Tachi of Trials and ran out to meet some freinds at a bar. Afterwards, I cam back a bit... tipsy... and decided it was time to find myself a map of Sea Serpent Grotto. Ran around for a bit not really caring about the hits I was taking, and I was down to about 1100/1352 HP when I saw a '???' and thought I'd click on it. As Glyryvilu spawned I knew I was in trouble, having read the horror stories here.

My first thought was to zone it, but when I saw it was only hitting for 52-60 damage I decided to Samurai up, 2-hour, and see what happened. Gekko -> Yuki -> Gekko -> Gekko nets you three SCs (Induration, Fragmentation, and Distortion) so that certainly helped... as did Seigan + Third Eye and capped Evasion. When the fight was over, he had only done about 300 total damage to my Elvaan **** and-thankfully- both of his attempts to Cross Counter whiffed ^^

So, it's soloable as a beat-up, unbuffed SAM71/WAR35 with a two-hour and some dumb luck...
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# Jun 23 2007 at 2:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Just accidentally solo'd this as BRD75/NIN37. Not too hard, but his Cross Counter hit me when shadows were down and did nearly 500 damage.
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# Apr 02 2007 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
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A 75 RDM buddy of mine died to this.. he was rdm/blm at the time and underestimated its Cross Counter attack. Needless to say, he switched sub to nin, and of course I'm rdm/nin when i'm running around, and we totally smashed it into pieces. IMO, I think my wife coulda soloed it with my rdm pretty easily. I took most of the hate and ate maybe 200 dmg from the cross attacks, which it used like 3 times. Used standard buffs and debuffs during the fight. Not too bad if you keep ur buffs fresh and zerg his ***.

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Not that bad...
# Mar 31 2007 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Decided to try this as 75RDM/BLM since I was in the area. I read all these posts saying that the NM is dangerous and likes to spam Cross Attack, and I was a little worried.

This thing is a total joke. It uses five TP attacks the whole time, and didn't "spam" anything in particular. It switched between Maelstrom, Whirlwind, and Cross Attack, and the only time it ever managed to break my Stoneskin was with Cross Attack, which did about 250-300dmg on average, but that's by no means scary. Toward the end, I even just started playing with it to see if the "TP Regen" theory was correct, and...it's not. This thing might gain TP from you hitting it, or from hitting you, but calling it "spam" is very inaccurate. Even at 10% health, it wasn't using TP attacks if I wasn't actively hitting it. It hits like an old lady, and is just about as accurate. If you have access to Stoneskin/Utsu and you can heal what damage Cross Attack does, you have nothing to be afraid of.

Good luck to everyone wanting to try this. You'll be fine!

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# Jan 14 2007 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok i was heading through SSG and saw a ??? so i click it and spawn this thing as a 69pld/war(forgot i had the quest activated). I start fighting and not long in it does a Cross attack for 458 i cure 4 and was kinda worried. i kept fighting doing swift blade when its ready. It does Cross Attack again for 317 then again not long after for 569. I used invincible and then sentinel when it ran out and used the rest of my mp to heal. i was getting very low on HPs about 370 left with no mp. It used cross attack again for 226 and then i used swift blade and finished it off with 19hp left. My word of advice is dont go clicking ??? when you dont know what it is for.
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# Jan 13 2007 at 1:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Got the cut-scene while entering Norge. Thought lets try it. Though I'm only level 54 I've always got my NPC-buddy to rely on. But with two cross-attacks on my NPC-buddy (one hit her for 863 the other for 882) which caused her to die I decided to warp out. I'll have to wait a few (understatement) levels.
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# Dec 12 2006 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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killed this mob twice never once used its cross attack, it did maelstrom once and whirlwind once dealing a total of 200dmg to my 68nin... easy fight

Ok I killed it again cause I forgot to the loot the spawn point and noticed that the reason I thoguht it was not using cross attack is because it never dealt damage. It would take off two shadows from utsusemi and thats it. Frankly any melee/nin should be able to take this mob @65+ w/o much trouble at all. and could duo it many levels below that (as in a DD and healer)

Edited, Dec 12th 2006 11:38am by Lienna
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# Dec 03 2006 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
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While seeking for party as Sam72, I brought my taru npc fighter out and fighted Sahagin to lv up her. Out of curiosity I clicked on ???, bam I saw this white and blue Kraken pop out. In my mind I thought this thing was a piece of cake because I was Sam72/nin36 (HP: 1118)with 300tp ready. Engaged the mob and Gekko his ****, then I used mediate. Out of nowhere, Cross Attack did 594 dmg on my taru's **** and that much dmg freaked the **** out of me; also that attack ignored the blink I had on. Then I did Gekko x4 (meditate + 2hr) and took it down to 10% HP. Fun part coming, it went crazy and used maelstrom on me and that move took my blink off, and then finised me off with it final fataliy move "Cross Attack" 600 dmg, my taru's **** went upside down. Two hours later, came back as Mnk75/nin37 with 300tp, then woop the **** out of this NM.
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# Nov 29 2006 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
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watch out for cross attack spam at low HP. rips stoneskin off it does, and cross attacks you again before you can get stoneskin up again in time.
so very very close... ><
should have spammed thunder at the end if I knew it'd do that.
Just come prepared and it isnt that hard at all...
# Sep 29 2006 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
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I came prepared... i am a lvl 66 thf/nin... came with 3 X Potions, ate sole sushi, used a scroll or reraise, got Protect and Shell IV from a PLD fishing nearby wich helped alot... had sleep bolts but i only used bloody bolts... i didnt call my npc, and i built up full TP before the fight. I used Dancing Edge at the begining of fight and at about 86% TP it used Cross Attack for the first time, and i guess i only had one shadow up it did 700 damage, and was left with about 350hp... it has bad accuracy so keeping shadows up wasnt that hard, but i used a X potion then and kept spaming bloody bolts, Dancing Edge, and kept shadows up... i was around 700-900 HP the rest of the figth untill it was down to about 5%hp and went alittle nuts, and got me down to 400 HP by using Maelstrom followed by Cross Attack, at wich point i decided to use Perfect Dodge cuz losing at that point would just suck... killed it 15 seconds later... used all my X potions and about 40 bloody bolts. Just wanted to share incase anyone was thinking about soloing it. It was a fun fight. Sorry i should have posted this in the NM section of the quest not here... forgive me...

Edited, Sep 29th 2006 at 5:33am PDT by Arcandjeo
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# Sep 05 2006 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello, used a DC crab from the room where mindgazers spawn. Buffed with stoneskin and blink, spawned the mob. . . crab did so well he was @50% HP after the fight and thats after he got hit with that crossreaper attack that did 700+ dmg. I did melee, but the crab did most of the damage, I didn't even get enough TP to use weaponskill.

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Not so hard!
# Sep 02 2006 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I guess I was misled by the many negative reports below, and grossly overestimated this mob.

I'm a very run-of-the-mill RDM75 at present; no HNMLS, so no God/Sky gear, and only a handful of merits. I activated the quest by chance and thought "a tough solo fight, sounds like fun -- let's go for it". After all, Glyry is a shade more photogenic than the average Vana'diel villain! Taking into account the gory descriptions below, I geared like a mini-PLD -- VIT +28, DEF 297, Ogre gear, RSE2, Cheviot cape and Jelly ring (the only mildly interesting item) for physical damage down of 10% or more -- and ate a Taco which raised DEF to 440. Went /BLM as I am still working on /NIN, and used a Misericorde since that has some useful defensive stats. It was not hard; most mobs find RDM as easy to hit as the side of a house but, even without Blind, Glyry was missing more than she hit me, and in this setup, Phalanx absorbed most of those hits. The only significant damage she was able to do was with Cross Attack. I forgot to hit the ??? after the first time fighting her, so had to go back for a second round. She used Cross Attack two or three times per fight, didn't always connect with them, and the worst by far was for 650 when Stoneskin was down. My dagger was hitting for 30-40, plus 17 from Enblizzard each time. I got one Evisceration in on each fight, at 200% for about 400 damage. In both fights, Aquaveil wore just as the fight closed, so they took five minutes each, plus or minus a few seconds, and in both cases I finished with full HP and more than 50% MP; there was no need to Convert. Obviously, I could have geared for attack or nuked her and got the fight over a lot quicker.

During the first fight, I re-geared for Enfeebling/INT and tried twice to sleep her with Pluto's staff; capped enfeebling, of course, but no luck. It seems reasonable to assume she's unsleepable.

This mob isn't a complete pansy, as whoever is tanking it needs to be able to take a Cross Attack or two. I can see that, with bad luck, a solo 75 melee without the means to heal himself could land up going down to her; and since she's an insomniac, a solo BLM might struggle a bit as he would need to Bind rather than Sleep her. But with appropriate subjob and preparation, I would think most 70+ and all 75 jobs would be able to solo her.
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Not so hard!
# Sep 21 2006 at 2:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I was also led to believe that this was unusually difficult.

75MNK/37NIN, been working on an evasion build. I would have went /War and just {Hundred Fists}, but the posts had me somewhat worried about Cross Attack so I decided to go /Nin and straightup fight it.

Well, this thing hits about as hard as Valor from my 8-1 and with about half the accuracy >.> Only hits it landed were a ~500 Cross Attack and ~30 Maelstrom.

Very good story for a quick quest, Id recommend doing it (too bad you can't repeat it -_-)
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# Jul 12 2006 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Just solo'd this NM as 75 Mnk w/ no merrits (yet) got a Protect 3 and Shell 3 no food and a haste ~.^ (whm said he couldn't help himself w/ the haste but I had no heals during the fight) NM had a **** of a time landing normal hits never missed a special thoe hit me with malstrom and whirlwind a total of 5 times never doing more than30 or 40 pt of dmg each, I started the fight w/ 300 TP and finnished him with Asarian Fists (or so I thought) slight mis caculation left mob with a sliver of life enuf get one last hit on me with the dreaded Crossreaper for 806 (and i was zerked O.o I waited to Zerk and Warcry just b 4 last ws) then I dropped him. I had 512/1700 hp after fight and my chakra is good for 276 (which I didn't use until after I killed NM but it was nice knowing it was there if I needed it). All in all pretty easy fight. Obviously having buffs was a big help but I could have easy won using just Dodge, Focus, and Hundered Fists and no buffs or Haste (I think) GL^^
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# Jul 09 2006 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd as 75 PLD/NIN very easy, hp never went into the yellow!
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# Jul 01 2006 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
Solo'd it. ran to mark, buffed, stoneskin phalanx, haste enswords and icespikes.
kikced its ***. ice spikes does it all.
keep stonskin phalanx. forget blink.

was lvl 67 rdm blm sub... use drain when i could. used one convert.
(when i did convert it whiped stoneskin off, but "fast cast" ... never take that hat off :P ...

esy fight. hit marker agin for cut screen and danced back to norg.
no hel and no death .. cept for dead NM.
was fun.
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# May 18 2006 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Went in as 68Drk/Thf and my LS friend came as a 59Blm/Whm. His attakcs werent hitting that hard, but he hits Kraken Style... fast as ****. Anyway Managed to beat him eventually with 2 guillotines. Have fun, but I suggest always come prepared for a tough battle.
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# May 14 2006 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Then laugh.

I did this try today as BST lvl 53 with CC out, CC got donw really fast and he came for me and did cross attack me for 1759 damage. OUCH that left a scar :/

I also tried it as WAR 65 did really good until he did cross attack me for 900 damage and I went down shortly after that, now I have WAR 72 and wont even dare try it before I got 74+

I tried as BST because I was thinking I can charm the mobs around but it just kill them to fast.

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# May 02 2006 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
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If you are a 63 whm and your friend is a 75whm DONT EVEN TRY IT! good gord this thing was evil, died 3 times first time I took 988pts from cross counter...evil...evil...evil...

fun though!

I would very highly suggest gaving a REALLY good tank with you if you;re a whm and still wanna do this quest. I've decided to scrap it because, to be honest, a 5k shield just isn't worth it...kinda wish I knew what happened to that hume warrior though >.>

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# Mar 30 2006 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
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75PLD/NIN this fight was cake. His accuracy is horrible...and as PLD I normally evade like a brick. With his normal attacks he never hit me once..his WS were a totally different story, they would not miss at all. He does Cross Attack which takes 2 shadows, or in the case that I only had one shadow up it would hit for 450~500 damage. Ouch if u don't have shadows!! He has auto-TP as I ended up doing 3 WS on him and he did about 10? on me. His AoE WS did about 200 damage and took all my shadows, but after any WS he did, he didn't attack for a few seconds giving me more than enough time to recast shadows and cure myself.

Enjoy the story that goes with this quest. I know I did!
suggest not to solo^^
# Feb 05 2006 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I went as 75 pld-nin, i built up 275 tp before fight, had half energy from buffs, didnt use food duh!, anyways i had 112 life after the fight, without shadows i would not have survived, hitting me 350 to 450 cross counters, have 1 buddy and your fine^^ good luck.
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Just soloed this guy with Shiva, and his Cross Attack can definitely catch a Summoner off-guard and lead to some nervous moments while trying to recast. I had to recast Shiva twice, but 3 Double Slaps and a Diamond Dust were enough to take him down.
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Apologies for the double-post

Edited, Sat Dec 10 22:32:15 2005
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Just soloed this guy with Shiva, and his Cross Attack can definitely catch a Summoner off-guard and lead to some nervous moments while trying to recast. I had to recast Shiva twice, but 3 Double Slaps and a Diamond Dust were enough to take him down.
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Just soloed this guy with Shiva, and his Cross Attack can definitely catch a Summoner off-guard and lead to some nervous moments while trying to recast. I had to recast Shiva twice, but 3 Double Slaps and a Diamond Dust were enough to take him down.
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Other classes: THM50|ARC50|CNJ50|GLA50|MRD50|PGL50|LNC50|ROG50
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Carbuncle is my hero
# Nov 28 2005 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Easily soloed as a Smn67/Whm33. Never even glanced at me. Carby did all the fighting.

Any summoner in their mid-60's or up with Carbuncle Mitts should have no problem with the guy.
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# Nov 18 2005 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Bjond wrote:
The NM used a pair of back-to-back specials once on me. First one brought down blink and second was a counter for 700. It still died, but I didn't much like fighting with under 700 hp after that counter landed. For that reason, I'd recommend bringing a healer friend. The NM ??? spawn mark is quite near the SG entrance; even a low level healer (eg. ~60) could stand agro-free and provide sufficient healing in case a counter slips through. Could use even a level 40 healer if you pre-clear the critters near the mark.


What kind of THF/NIN doesn't being bloody bolts to an NM fight? What the **** were you thinking?


Soloed it with ease as 72 THF/NIN. I ate a boiled crab and took off my snipers just in case. It never landed cross attack on me once. Even if it had bloody bolts drained it for 50-80 HP per shot so it would have been no problem.

For 70+ THF/NIN duo is *not* needed, this fight is beyond easy.
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I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
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# Nov 12 2005 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did this one as Bst75/whm with Carrie as pet.

Carrie tanked doing 200dmg per hit ^^
She got down to half hp due to the crossattacks from the NM when a neat {Rampage} from me finished of the last few procents of HP.
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# Oct 23 2005 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I just solo'd this one as 75 THF/nin. It's very easy, unless you happen to get hit by cross counter with blink down. The NM used a pair of back-to-back specials once on me. First one brought down blink and second was a counter for 700. It still died, but I didn't much like fighting with under 700 hp after that counter landed. For that reason, I'd recommend bringing a healer friend. The NM ??? spawn mark is quite near the SG entrance; even a low level healer (eg. ~60) could stand agro-free and provide sufficient healing in case a counter slips through. Could use even a level 40 healer if you pre-clear the critters near the mark.

I'd guess that any melee/healer duo with utsusemi:ni wouldn't have too much trouble. The cross-counter special is really the only danger.
I did it, you can to!!!!!
# Oct 10 2005 at 3:42 AM Rating: Decent
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After a friend and I got to Norg, he got this quest and asked if I would help him find someone in SSG. I asked him what the quest was, he showed me who I needed to talk to. We both got the quest and headed out. Found where we needed to be, buffed up and clicked on the ???. Unfortunately, our first attempt didn't go so well, we both died.

I decided to hp. I changed subs grabbed some tools and went back to raise my friend. Got back there, meant to target and raise my friend, and instead targeted the ???.... and popped the NM instead, I wasn't fully ready, but I still had my wits. I buffed up and went to town on the NM. He wasn't easy for me, put up a good fight. I did have to convert, only after a fresh SS was on and shadows. I was knocked to not much hp and not much mp left. But I can atleast say I did solo this guy as RDM65/NIN32.

Good luck to those who come and try this. He was fun to play with


Solo'd.
# Oct 01 2005 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
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A 70 RDM/BLM can solo this thing.

Victory.

It spammed Cross Attack at me, and that was the tough part of this fight. Cross Attack with Phalanx and a new Stoneskin was 229 points of damage: I caught it once without Stoneskin to the tune of 719 damage.

I didn't nuke until the very end of the fight, and did have to convert once.

It is a very fun fight, very hectic, and very tough. I had a great time ;)
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@_@ a pain
# Sep 12 2005 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Just solo'ed as a 74PD/37RDM

Started the fight buffed, mob missed alot mid way thru switched to an Attack staff after that it was cake. A few close calls toward the end. Keeping stoneskin and Phalanx up was a must O.o
Beat Him
# Sep 02 2005 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Had him down to 50% before he used his first Cross Attack, which did over 700 damage and took me into red, but I got HP back up into yellow before he used another special Attack.
He used a couple more Cross attacks, but they only hit for 200-300 after that first one... I threw up Barwatera to get a cure from the first one, so that may have helped, too.
Food: Tavnazian Taco
Used Reraise II just in case (Gorget), a 75 WHM friend gave me Pro/Sh IV before I left, and I popped it with Blink/Stoneskin up.
Was a bit scary, getting me down into Red a couple times, but I finished him off with MP to spare (150 MP at beginning). So not too bad. He took my Dragon's HP down to about half with his AoE attacks, but It wasn't bad enough that I needed to Spirit Link.
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beat it
# Aug 23 2005 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
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66RDM/NIN. Beat it, barely. 485hp, 60mp left. Threw everything I had at it. Didn't try to sleep. Had to convert. Good luck! It's a fun fight!
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# Aug 21 2005 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Got this quest yesterday getting my ninja scrolls. viewing these posts, im glad i didnt try it :P
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Fun battle and quest
# Aug 18 2005 at 1:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I flagged this quest the other day when I was randomly clicking on NPC's in Norg. So after I find out that you need to fight a battle, I get my friend and we head out!

I went as a SAM70/NIN30 and my friend was a WAR70/NIN30. We really didn't have much trouble at all. The only small issue is when the WAR's shadows went down and she got hit with Cross Counter once and it dropped her into orange health. I just did a weapon skill to get back hate while she used bloody bolts to get some HP back. Besides this minor point, the fight went over extremely smoothly. I would recommend having someone with shadows for this battle or enough people to heal because Cross Counter hits HARD!

The best part of this quest is the story. Great story and cut scenes. I recommend everyone to do this quest! True the shield you get is only worth around 4kish on the AH, but you get a fun story.

By the way, I sold my shield to a NPC in Sandy for 4100 gil. ^^
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The NM
# Aug 16 2005 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
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A friend, 68 sam, was taking me to get the Utsusemi scroll and he clicked the ??? not knowing what it was for. We both had the quest but weren't trying to complete it. Out pops the NM and my friend goes to town, I had only 430mp at the start of the battle and stoneskin up cause I had hit the med button by mistake earlier and got aggro'd by some them shagin. The sam got hit with cross counter, dropping him into orange, I cure 4 and regen2 him, and another cross counter, and another cure4. I disengaged to med, my friend still had 800+ hp and the nm had about 30% hp left. Boom another cross counter, sam at 120hp, I start to stand for bene and sam kills the NM with only 24hp left, god got to love sam TP moves, if not for those, we would have been toast. But unknown to us, this was the NM for this quest so we just catch our breath and move on without checking the ??? again. /cry now we have to do it again /dance very fun fight and next time we will be prepared better.
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# Aug 10 2005 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I solod this NM as PLD71...not too difficult but the Cross Attack hit me for 200-300 dmg a few times..other then that wasn't too rough..it like to spam Whirlwind which did about 100 dmg each time..Hercules Ring kept my mp up for cure 2 and 3 when needed...hope this info helps ^^



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Light Buckler= (N)
# Aug 10 2005 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
I managed to pick this quest up a day or two after it was released.

Our party for Kraken was

53 pal (me), 60 Thief, and 59 whm. Cross attack brought me down to 18 HP however the WHM managed to spam cure IV enough to keep me alive. Overall it was a great quest with a gimpy reward.

Edited, Wed Aug 10 17:24:46 2005
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Quest is NOT WORTH IT
# Aug 08 2005 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I was running around Sea Serpent Grotto and Norg with my 73 PLD friend when I saw this NPC and talked to it. I knew I had every quest from Norg complete and was surprised when he gave me this quest. We flagged this like 2-3 days after the update and this site had no info on the quest and somepage only had the basic info for the quest. We ran all around SSG trying to find the "noble warrior" NPC, not knowing that we were looking for a ???. After a couple hours running around with no luck, I remembered a ??? I had seen near Norg right when we first got there. Long story short, we ran to the ???, checked it, and out popped this NM Kraken that looks like it came out of a bad acid trip. My PLD friend voked it and I SATAed and saw the SATA took about 20% of its HP, so we were like "We got this np". Me and my friend pound on this ******* for a bit and when its got about 25% HP, it starts using a move called "Cross Counter". It ******** the PLD for around 300+ per hit even with Protect IV and is spamming the move every turn. PLD 2 hours and I managed to SATA Viper Bite it to finish it off with the PLD only having about 200 HP left. We go back to Norg to complete quest and all we get for it was a CRAPPY shield called a Light Buckler.. a level 40 shield with I believe 6 DEF and Shield Skill +5. Look up shield on AH and see it goes for like 4-5k on Bismarck server. This quest is not worth it, in my opinion... only decent thing about it IS the few cutscenes you get.
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