The Eleventh's Hour  

Start Area: Bastok Mines
Start NPC:Elki (H - 5)
Prerequisites:Hearts of Mythril
Related Areas:Palborough Mines
Related Mobs:Elki (H - 5)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
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Title Obtained:Pursuer of Truth
Items Granted:Small Sword
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Elki wants you to find information regarding the identity of the eleventh Palborough Pioneer. You might be able to find some hints in the mines themselves.

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You must first do the bouquet quest. Elki wants to find out about The Eleventh Palborough Pioneer. She asks you to go to the mines and seek hints. On the third level of the mines, there is a toolbox. Click on the toolbox and you will discover the clue you are looking for. Return to Elki with the information you learned, and then visit Babenn in the eastmost house on the upper-north side of the street to get the reward.


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# Nov 08 2008 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Elki is a guy, and Babenn is on the second to last house on the street. just figured it would be better to have the right info on the guide.
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Bouquet quest
# Mar 02 2008 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
The recommended level I would say for the bouquet quest would be somewhere between 12-15. All you have to do is go on top of the hill in North Gustaberg (not South) and click on the monument there. Of course, you have to start the quest at Elki, who is in the Bat's Lair in. Upon returning from placing the bouquet, he gives you a pair of Sitabaki, which you can either sell or use for one of the 3 jobs it can be usd for(MNK, SAM, and NIN i think). After you do that, you need to get lvl 2 fame, and you can get this quest. It's not very rewarding, and I would suggest you do it at around lvl 34-35 because the Quadav in the area won't aggro you anymore. Hope that helps you a little.
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# Jun 04 2007 at 3:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok just thought i would add my 2cents lol.You have to do the other quest first or it wont matter how much fame you have you wont get this one.Second once you have done the flower quest zone out and in again and like another post said depending if your doing the quest for fame gil or story will depend if you want to go around and talk to the other galak or not.And last about the agro from the gate quad i was there with a friend helping me and we decided to fight them as he was high lv i had no worries of the train but to my surprise it didnt go the long way in fact it came through the gate like it was the terminator or something lol.I just wondered have se changed it where it will not go the long way now?.We tested this out 4 times it did the same thing seems odd if it was just a clitch any info plz.

And just on a last note good luck anyone doing this not very hard just a bit long winded lol.

Edited, Jun 4th 2007 7:30am by ragnarockw
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#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 20 2004 at 5:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Just wanted to throw in my stroy goin back tonight to seek revenge on the qudav punks. i got this quest at lvl 18 with only 7 other quest done if that helps anyone else. found the tool box on the 3rd lvl. turned around walked twards the door to leave and out of nowhere that darn ******* pack of qudav came out of nowhere i had no chance and got **** kicked out of me soooooo bad. they left and 2 humes came around the corrner they said they saw nothin hows that possible lol. any ways a word of advice if u go on this quest be very very quite ur goin to die before u leave with the toolbox. i callin for LS help tonight with alot of high lvl AOE and gettin my revenge.
big bad QUDAV
# Jul 16 2006 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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i did somethin like that to the Wendigos of the Horutoto ruins....mwahahahahah shows them for killin me at lvl 15 XD
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#Ryuthefuturehero, Posted: Nov 26 2004 at 11:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) most likely u wont i went in there and dident even get touched u just gotta watch out 4 those kind of things and hall *** if u see any dont stop and fight just run
# Jul 31 2004 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Is the toolbox in that area that has a real floor and hallways and stuff? cause i cant find it anywhere
RE: toolbox
# Aug 07 2004 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
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It's on the top floor, take the elevator up (I-8 first floor)

You'll see it in the split room at H-7/H-8, on the west side. Note that you'll have to go around, through G-8 to get there.
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small sword stats
# Jul 15 2004 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
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just to let everyone know what the stats for the sword are incase your not too sure u want to do the quest here they r:
DMG: 13 Delay: 226 DEX+2
there ya go. also, it sells for 1-2k gil at the bastok market on the Bismark server for those that r doing it for fame and could care less about the sword itself like me.
# Jul 01 2004 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
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First off, Elki is a he, not a she :P Also, I'm not sure if you need to do this to find out or not, But I talked to other galka in the Mines district, and some of them had some things to say, like Pavvke and Parraggoh, who are involved in other quests related to Palborough. Makes sense, doesn't it? :P So if you're interested in story, and not just getting fame for Titan, etc., talk to some of the other residents after receiving this quest and see if they say anything. ^^
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# Jun 27 2004 at 11:53 PM Rating: Default
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plz change, u need to be lvl 30 to obtain this quest
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RE: lvl 30
# Jan 18 2005 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
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I got the quest with my mule, a lvl 8 mnk. After just doing the Zeruhn Sweeper and Treant Bulb quest repeatedly. Like Jarinarenos said, its level 2 fame.
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RE: lvl 30
# Oct 06 2004 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I got the quest at level 13. Fame level 2 is the only requirement.
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RE: lvl 30
# Jun 28 2004 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm lvl 20 an I have it. I think that fame and doing the previous quest are the only requirements.
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# Jun 08 2004 at 10:54 AM Rating: Default
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Estimated Fame Needed: None - My *** that that thing is correct
# Apr 11 2004 at 5:19 AM Rating: Decent
I did not have this quest, do now. But I did go to hunt there to help another, and being 24 level red i wrongly thought i not get killed. A easy or two in front of gate .. and seem i was getting hit too hard .. looked around and about 20 Quadav was telling me hi .. and please die for them .. and since they asked so nice .. haha .. i did

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bouquet quest?
# Mar 24 2004 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
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What is the bouquet quest, and what level should I be to do this anyways?

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# Feb 20 2004 at 9:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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Babenn is at J-6 in Bastok Mine
# Feb 15 2004 at 8:41 PM Rating: Default
How much fame do you need? I've been doing every quest I can do in Bastok, even that Galkan Sausage one where you have to sit by a fire for an hour, and I still don't have enough for this.
# Feb 04 2004 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok I've found the area that the old toolbox is in but I can't figure out how to get to the blasted thing as the gate is closed. Can anyone help me out with that?
RE: how?
# Feb 05 2004 at 2:45 AM Rating: Default
if you have the map just look at where you are, you have to take the long way around. if looking at the gate, turn right go forward, turn right and go down the hall, turn left when you can and turn left.

you gotta take along way around to get to it.
RE: how?
# Feb 14 2004 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
MENTAL NOTE: BE CAREFULE WHEN BY THE GATE!!! If a Quadav gets ****** at you, he will find you. Oh yes. He will find you. In fact, he will take the long way around to go and get you, and when he does, he will tell EVERY FRIEND HE HAS. And each friend will tell 2 friends, and they'll each tell 2 friends....
One night, I was with an alliance of 17 in the Palborough Mines, and despite multiple warnings, somebody walked in front of the gate and gave a Quadav a mean stare. The Quadav instantly recruited all of his friends to destroy us. The next thing we knew, about 12-16 Quadav's lumbered into the room and started hacking at everyone they saw. We had about 3 or 4 people slaughtered and the rest of us were in critical condition. I think some people had 3 hp left after that fight. BEWARE THE GATE!!!

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RE: how?
# Mar 05 2004 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
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MENTAL NOTE: BE CAREFULE WHEN BY THE GATE!!! If a Quadav gets ****** at you, he will find you. Oh yes. He will find you. In fact, he will take the long way around to go and get you, and when he does, he will tell EVERY FRIEND HE HAS. And each friend will tell 2 friends, and they'll each tell 2 friends....
One night, I was with an alliance of 17 in the Palborough Mines, and despite multiple warnings, somebody walked in front of the gate and gave a Quadav a mean stare. The Quadav instantly recruited all of his friends to destroy us. The next thing we knew, about 12-16 Quadav's lumbered into the room and started hacking at everyone they saw. We had about 3 or 4 people slaughtered and the rest of us were in critical condition. I think some people had 3 hp left after that fight. BEWARE THE GATE!!!

LOL!!!! The same thing happend to me almost!!! I was wondering around, and i saw a quadav on the other side, so just for kicks, i shot it with an arrow just because it couldnt hit me back! Boy, was i wrong. I forgot about him, and i went wondering around, and i found the NM in that area, so i kill it, and things were easy, then, all of a sudden, out of no where, the room is flooded with quadav!!! There this huge battle and it goes down to me and one quadav, i have 50hp (outta 600) left and the quadave has full, it goes down to where there was 1 hit to kill for each of us.....and i lost!!!! grrr!!!

Edited, Fri Mar 5 02:10:58 2004
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RE: how?
# Feb 05 2004 at 6:14 AM Rating: Decent
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I think I found my way there but stupid quadav killed me before I could get to toolbox. :(
Old Toolbox
# Feb 01 2004 at 4:16 PM Rating: Default
the Old Toolbox is located around where H-8 and H-7 meet.
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# Jan 04 2004 at 11:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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Elki is a guy.
# Jan 04 2004 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
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To complete this quest after returning to Elki, talk to Babenn who is in the east-most house of the north-upper side of the street.
RE: Completion
# Feb 01 2004 at 4:21 PM Rating: Default
J-6, second to last house.
So Confused!?!?
# Dec 26 2003 at 4:20 AM Rating: Default
ok im confused. i examined the box got the key item left on the boat back to bastok mines went to elki talked to him, but the quest doesnt show as complete? is there more? did i do something wrong? was there a boss to fight?
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# Dec 10 2003 at 4:21 AM Rating: Decent
babenn is j-6, in the back of the house. Same level of Bastok Mines District as Elki, but in a house to the west.
Title granted is Pursuer of the Truth
# Dec 08 2003 at 2:13 AM Rating: Default
can't get quest
# Nov 28 2003 at 8:38 AM Rating: Default
Ok I did the hearts of mithril quest but I can't get the quest for the short sword, i tried zoning but still can't get it... im lvl 20 if that has anything to do with it..
Re: Incorrect info
# Nov 18 2003 at 1:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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You can find Babenn (sp?) in a house in the Galka area of the Bastok Mines district.

# Nov 13 2003 at 11:44 AM Rating: Default

Reward is definitely a small sword. Don't recall exact stats offhand but it was lvl 19 with damage/delay only slightly better than a lvl 13 scimitar but +2 or 3 dexterity bonus. I suppose it might make an ok thief/ninja offhand, but I would certainly say this isn't a quest to be done for the reward.

Also beware the notorious named Quadav that sometimes spawns in or near the toolbox room. Wiped out an unprepared group doing this quest.
problem in mine
# Nov 12 2003 at 1:21 AM Rating: Default
I went to find the tool box but the openings to the room had the gates closed.
Incorrect info
# Nov 11 2003 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
after you come back with the toolbox you are sent to talk to Babenn.. I can't find him anywhere.
Not offered
# Nov 09 2003 at 2:43 AM Rating: Default
Elki wouldn't offer this quest to me after completing the bouquet quest. I was a level 7 galka warrior. Anyone know if there is a class or level restriction?
RE: Not offered
# Nov 10 2003 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
You have to zone out then back in to get the other quest.. if you complete the first quest then talk to him again without zoning he wont give it to you
RE: Not offered
# Nov 09 2003 at 8:54 PM Rating: Default
u might need more fame for it i think i got it at lvl 7
# Nov 06 2003 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
His name is Babenn, or something like that. Pawke, who gives you the Fallen Galka quest, refers you to Babenn if you talk to Pawke while you have this quest.
wrong whatley =P
# Nov 06 2003 at 7:55 AM Rating: Default
No the Anonymous guy before me was right, for this quest you get a small sword as a reward at the end. Once you find the old toolbox on lvl 3 of Pal mines (H-8) I think, you have to go back to Bastok, talk to Elki again then talk to a Galkan forgot his name but he lives a couple more doors down from the Bat Inn. Youll know its him because he has all white hair.
# Nov 04 2003 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
You get the sitabaki for the Elki's Bouquet quest, not this one. You need to do Elki's Bouquet first before this quest is offered.
# Nov 04 2003 at 9:19 AM Rating: Default
you get Sitabaki for first part..ive only done that and got it
Not True
# Nov 03 2003 at 6:33 PM Rating: Default
No dude, why would you get two stabaki's from him! You get one from him in the previous quest. I think its small sword
#Whatley, Posted: Nov 03 2003 at 1:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Actually you get a Sitabaki for completing the quest.
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