Sorcery of the North  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Northern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Eperdur (M - 7)
Related Areas:Fei'Yin
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 20 ratings)
Items Required:Fei'Yin Chest Key
Fei'Yin Magic Tome
Items Granted:Scroll of Teleport-Vahzl
Last Updated: Sun Oct 10 00:29:43 2010

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An ancient tome of magic is lost. Journey to Fei'Yin and find another to replace it.


After talking to Eperdur, head to Fei'Yin to the circle rooms (J-8), (J-9), (J-10). Kill the shadows until you get a Fei'Yin Treasure Chest Key. You then have to find the chest. It seems to spawn randomly somewhere in Fei'yin. Open the chest and you get the Fei'Yin Magic Tome. Bring that back to Eperdur and he will reward you with a Scroll:Teleport-Vahzl scroll.

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Long search for the chest.
# Jul 29 2008 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Went as a 70 rdm/ 15 thf. Got the key on the second shadow. Was Psyched as I'd just been working the Ivory Lizards for the Yhoat Marble and figured this would be more of the same... The chest took a bit longer... popped twice but both times there was someone there to grab it. Third one was mine. :) Was a little iffy abut the lower level as some of the mobs /checked as ep but nothing aggo'ed me. Fairly straight-forward quest.
Rdm:75 Whm:70 Dnc:28
Blm:73 Mnk:31 Nin:29
Server: SERAPH
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BLM 60 Solo
# Oct 03 2007 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
794 posts
Just got my chest key, easily soloable by a BLM 60/WHM 30.

Admittedly it takes a long time to kill mobs, but its easy. I was working on mainly Ore Golems.

Burst > Sleep II > Heal if necessary > Burst> Drain

Seemed to work pretty well. Alternatively you could pull with Thunder II, Sleep and then burst at camp.

Shadows are also soloable, only very slightly harder. Just replace Burst with Flare.

Keep Stoneskin + Blink up in case you get hit.

Good luck
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# Jul 11 2007 at 3:42 PM Rating: Default
170 posts
just did this as 71thf, super easy. ran in, found the chest and poped it with a living key. i feel sorry for all you suckers who have to farm keys, thf > all
account sold to prevent myself from wanting to play again. lotta good that did...
72Thf/nin 75war/nin 75brd/whm
cop: 4-1
ZM: 14
Treasure Chest: Found it!
# Apr 23 2007 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
My boyfriend and I did this tonight, and it was pretty easy :) I was dreading killing the shadows, because last time I tried the respawn time tried my patience. We went as 63blu/thf and 62rdm/whm (me). We could both easily solo the Shadows, and got the first key within 15-20 minutes. There was a galka running around who asked me to heal him, which I did--shortly there after I saw Miser Murphy following him. I agreed to help him because RDM AF hate fights suck; Miser killed me twice before I was able to beat him.

So, by the time the galka (75mnk/nin) and I were ready to fight Miser Murphy, my boyfriend had his Fei'Yin Chest Key and came to help. After killing Miser, the mnk left and we went back to getting Teleport-Vahzl. I was worried because I saw that some of the spawn points were at a difference entrance, as well as there were a few more people looking for the chest.

It was at the second spawn location (!!), and I let him get the first key item. Now I get to wait for repop, yay. Hopefully finding my chest will be as easy as his! Over all I think we spent maybe 1.5-2 hours doing it? That includes starting the quest, getting to Fei'Yin, getting keys, killing Miser Murphy, and then finding the chest. Not too bad, if you ask me. Teleport-Yhoat was worse than that, for me anyways ^^
xx Anexia | Remora Server
Jobs: RDM60 ~ WHM32 ~ SMN20
Linkshell: KingominShadow
Treasure Chest: Found it!
# Jun 04 2007 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
i tried this for my friend as a 73pld/rdm, with my sister 75whm/blm (i think)
and he was a 50ish whm

we couldn't get the key drop but the chest was right in front of us, i killed countless mobs, at the VERY LEAST 250 KILLS, for 4 hours
it must of been way more than that but i'm tired even now i as i write this

i stayed up way longer than i was hoping until day broke and i just gave it up, later tonight i'm gonna get my 75 thf/nin friend to help us get the key, i hope it works
-Eyan Slyph server
# Nov 28 2006 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
You only need level 4 Sandy fame for the Vhazl quest. He gives you Holla first (also lvl 4 fame needed), no way around it you have to do it. Next is Vahzl, if he doesn't give it to you right after he gives you the Holla scroll. Zone and come back and he'll start the Vahzl quest. Hope that helps...
I can't start this quest
# Nov 07 2006 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I have max fame in Sandy, have done almost all the Quest here but Eperdur will not give me the quest just tells me "May Paradise open it's gates to you."any help or ideas would be appreciated.
I can't start this quest
# Jul 23 2009 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Same thing happened to me, did altep quest and then i was able to get vahzel
activateing vazhl after holla quest
# Oct 28 2006 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Hey, I want to do the Vazhl quest but he gave me the holla quest, and now he won't give me orders for the vazhl quest what do I do?
activateing vazhl after holla quest
# Nov 06 2006 at 5:14 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Complete the Holla quest... it's much easier anway!
cant get quest
# Oct 26 2006 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
this may souund stupid but do you have to do the other tele quest or have a certian amount of fame to get the quest from this guy.. i've done like 25 different quests in sandy and i cant get this one or the one for drain and the one for the maps of the northern region.. i've talked to the guy in south sandy and he says i'm not famous yet.. what am i supposed to do??
cant get quest
# Nov 12 2006 at 5:19 AM Rating: Decent
104 posts
Unfortunately this means more quests. The best way is too do repeatables in order to get your fame higher easily.

The common way is to get loads of stacks of La Theine Cabbages from a vendor in Sandy (I think it's someone near South Sandy AH) and trade the over and over to the farmer in Selbina. This well get you fame in Bastok, Sandy and Jeuno too.

If you have the cash you can splash out on Boyadha(sp) Moss for the same quest for more fame.

Good luck!
WHM36, BLM18, SAM20, WAR11, BST10, MNK6, SMN3.

Everyone wants to be a Taru. They may have tricked themselves into thinking otherwise, but deep down they know it to be true.
Camping Chest
# Jul 08 2006 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
I helped out a Lvl 42 whm with this today,(got the key on the second Shadow). Found the chest the same time as other campers did. The whm was slow in trading it. Just wondering what else this chest drops? As there was about 10 other ppl camping chest.

Camping Chest
# Jul 15 2006 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
1,648 posts
Life Belt
Light Opal
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Grr I hate this quest
# Jun 30 2006 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
2,473 posts
I bought Teleport-Vahzl at lv42 because I knew I couldn't do this quest at my level. So, one day in Jeuno I found a RNG74/THF37 (thanks Pedroucant ^_^) shouting for a little help on the quest. I took the opportunity and he and I (WHM50/SMN25)went out to Fei'Yin and started huntin the key. After an hour or so, we had 2 keys and started lookin for the chest. Unfortunately, someone got to the chest before us, and the RNG found out there's a 30min respawn time on the chest. So, we agreed that I'd log and find the chest myself.

When I got back on the next day, I printed off the first map of Fei'Yin, not realizing you had to go through the second map to get to one section of the first map. I searched all through the first map, then realized I couldn't get to one half of it unless I went through the second half. So, I try to wing it through the second map, and soon give up. I logged out for safety and printed out the second map. I log back on, and a trio of bats are staring me in the face.

So, I say a little prayer and manage to summon a half-level Earth Spirit. The Earth Spirit, by some miracle, managed to hit the bats on its first attempt, and I start casting Reraise. The Earth Spirit goes down in 2 hits, when I'm at 60%... then, the bats hit me. I was waiting for the dreaded "Matjlav's casting is interrupted" message, but it didn't come, and I casted the spell! ^^

One hit later, my face is on the floor. After waiting for the bats to fly a little bit away, I reraise, cast Sneak, cure myself, and go on my way. I find the stairs; and while going up I lose Weakened status. I don't cure myself or rest, thinking: "Auto Refresh is covering my MP; if I keep sneak and invis up I won't get aggro anyway, so HP doesn't matter." Wrong-o. At the top of the stairs there is a pair of Specters, they blood aggro me, one comes over and critical hits me, and I die. I try to reraise, same thing happens.

With no RR this time, I had to wait for a kind RDM75 named Uriah to come and Raise me. His DRK friend kills one of the specters, and the other one is kinda far away so we all figured it wouldn't aggro me. The RDM raises me, and then I see "The Specter starts casting Thunder II." I wave goodbye and die again. Then the RDM and DRK clear the entire room of Specters for me, and the RDM raises me again.

This time, it works. Back among the living, he cures me, I sneak and invis, and start resting. (I wasn't gonna let that un-weakened blood aggro happen again). After weakened wears off and I'm at full HP and MP, I run to the next room and bam! There's the chest. I trade my key and happily receive my Magic Tome. I teleported out to Altepa and outpost warped to Sandy, talked to Eperdur, and he gave me my scroll. I sold it for a nice 320k, making my death-fest worth all the effort.

Hello Holy Shield and Lilith's Rod!! ^^
Few hours.
# Jun 24 2006 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
This was the most time consuming tele scroll quest, for me. I had just completed a different tele scroll quest and was already in Sandy. Hey, what the ****? I'll just go for Vahzl. I got to Fei'Yin and Sneaked and Invisied, untill I found a room with Shadows. There are two Shadows to a room. They had a few different jobs (DRK, and I'm thinking WAR. There might be a few other jobs, as well). I had killed one at a time, with full buffs on most of the battle. It took me about five or so minutes to kill each one, while I could only kill about two before resting for MP. These things hit hard, as a level 58 RDM/BLM, when Stoneskin wore. Basically, I figured to just have blink on at all times. I killed Shadows for about an hour, untill I got sleepy. The last kill I did before logging gave me a Treasury Gold ingot. I came back the next day, fought more Shadows, and witnessed a 75 SAM get killed by the NM for the WHM AF. Anyway, I finally got the key after another hour.

Time for the chest. I printed out a map of spawn points and decided to search them all. I circled the area three times, looked for an hour, logged, came back, looked for a half hour, and found it. Finally got my Vahzl scroll.^^
Johnny was a soldier. He can't dance anymore.
RDM 75/BLM 50/WHM 62/SMN 20/

Not too bad.
# Jun 04 2006 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
423 posts
I completed this tonight with no real difficulty as a 60PLD/WHM. The only things close to problems I had were these: I could only kill the Shadows slowly and it took three hours to get a key drop. Finding the chest is easy; use ffxi-atlas.com.

My advice to others is to take along someone with TH, or go as /THF yourself. It'll probably be worth it to sacrifice the healing ability gained by being /WHM.

Good hunting!
Esthalos of Fairy
Hume, rank 10, San d'Oria
BRD75, PLD67, WHM42, WAR37, NIN37, SMN20

Armant wrote:
ok let no say this again once...

U have 20 dmg, u shoot 30 dmg, but if ur not RNG, u want HALF, with no time reload, so u get 10. but, BUT, u want no DRG since ur shooting, so its 30 dmg or 10?
Not too bad.
# Feb 05 2007 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
I can also attest that /THF is a really great subjob while soloing as pld.

Without the need to hold hate /WAR barely adds anything, so /THF gives you acc+ and eva+. I get hit 1/5 times, so it becomes very easy.
/ma "Pollen" <me>
# May 29 2006 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Was is in Fei'yin doing Body AF piece & finished that with help of 74SMN (Thanks Stephen).
So he says he can help with the key for a bit and we get key from first shadow drop.

I spent maybe 20 min, checked all the chests and nothing. I took a 5min. break and checked the Ore Golem room (K-9) and there it was. Good thing it was there too so no aggro from losing sneak.
Buy this.
# May 14 2006 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
2,473 posts
Considering the quest is basically impossible for a WHM42 to do without help, I'd recommend just tele-taxi'ing or BCNMing and buying this (400k on Remora, but I thought that was kinda cheap for what it takes to quest the scroll). Then, once you get to high levels and can solo it, do the quest and sell the scroll to get your money back.
Not as bad as I thought
# Mar 16 2006 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
86 posts
Last night a couple of LS members came with me to help get the key. Only took about 30 minutes to get two keys off of the Shadow. Well, I spent a good solid 3 hours hunting that **** chest down. I was running through all rooms, looking at spawn points on internet and running from one part of the map to the basement to the other part of the map. I could not get it. There were so many people camping the chest. After about 3 hours I finally got killed by a Golem and a Ghost. I was so ****** I was almost willing to just pay the 500k for the scroll.

Tonight I traveled from East Ronf. to FeiYin (my first run to it solo and no map). Finally got to FeiYin and checked a couple of areas. Only 4 other people were in there other than me and 3 looked as if getting ready to do BC run. I did a quick shout for help and within 10 seconds I spotted the chest. So what took 3 hours last night with failure only took 3 minutes tonight.

Dont lose hope if you are having problems getting the chest. Just go when not many people are there.
Tycobb - Fairy Server
Battle Gear
# Jan 18 2006 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
121 posts
spent about 3 hours last night doing this.. BLM/WHM 63 with a same lvl PLD/WAR. I asked hime not to sub thief beacause i tend to get myself in trouble sometimes and do enjoy to have the enemy provoked off of me.. heh anyway.. we fought about 30+shadows and no drop. Got bored and for fun took out the OreGolems that were just hanging around doing nothing. Got 2 key drops off of them. Chest wasn't hard to find at all if you print out or copy the online map from Vanadielmaps^^!
No worries
# Jan 14 2006 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Just soloed this at a 65drk/thf.

Only problem was I could only kill 2 shadows before I needed to rest. Also fought some Ore Golems as I could drain those for health.

Key finally dropped from a shadow after about 40 mins. Not a soul in Fei'Yin and found the chest 1 minute after getting key.

If you have a whm or rdm willing to tag along it will save you some time. Scroll is upto 800k on Caitsith.
cannot get map from chest
# Dec 12 2005 at 11:25 AM Rating: Default
399 posts
yeah people seem to think you can get the map from this chest. You cannot. The map of fei yin is from a quest in Windy.
chest pops
# Nov 18 2005 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
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#Lobivopis, Posted: Nov 11 2005 at 3:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) God **** thieves camp the chests 24/7 for life belts. I'm glad they can't get parties after 60, they deserve it for making everyone's life miserable.
# Oct 05 2005 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
I helped 3 whms at different times do this quest (plus for myself), DRK 56, they were easy to kill with a whm healing me after they kept using dimensional death. Anyway the key took me forever to get the first time; The chest, however, was in the first location i checked everytime except with the third WHM. Had to go through the basement to the harder part of the first floor to get the chest, what a pain, at least we all got it and now i've been trying to find the chest again so that i can try to get the item in it...wish me luck ^^
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not soo easy
# Sep 21 2005 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
The key drop was easy pease but finding the chest. I took 4 people with me and we still can't find it. I'm still looking for it now even with the maps.

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# Aug 17 2005 at 4:59 AM Rating: Default
16 posts
while soloing these shadows, i got treasury gold ingot thingy for a quest in san d'oria. i got my key on my first trip. i guess this quest isn't so hard if you're a high lvl. i think i was lvl 66 or something rdm. =P
# Aug 15 2005 at 5:33 PM Rating: Excellent
602 posts
# Aug 08 2005 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Tele-Vahzl goes for 230k now on Phoenix....
damn treasure!
# Aug 07 2005 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Went to Fe'yen as whm 43, using {sneak}, i earned title Sold {sneak}!, so group doing mission 5-1, invite me, they say am lucky since their RDM hasn't come.

I finish the mission, and search for {Key}, joined another group, fond it, start on my search for the chest, but no luck, i dlvl, then come back, as WHM 43, searched for hours, no luck, then come back again at WHM 45, and got aggored before i even reach Fe'yin. {warp} back.

I'll try to get Holy Breastplate, WHM Soloing tough..

and i'll go now.
# Jul 13 2005 at 3:51 PM Rating: Default
66 posts
Server: Remora Rank:8 Bastok
LV <73RNG> <52THF> <42 BST> <37NIN> <33 WAR> <31 WHM> <31 BLM> <22MNK> <11 BRD>
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# Jul 12 2005 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
If you're smart about it, 60WHM can solo these Shadows np. I soloed Shadows for quite a few hours until I finally got my key.

The Chest took 5 trips...lol. Wasn't the easiest one to find.
joy =/
# Jul 07 2005 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
the key dropped rather quickly, took my rdm at 67 with a friend, got 2 keys in about 20mins. the hard part is the chest which is more of a hassle then anything -.- good luck getting chest, I gave up after long time of searching

Edited, Fri Jul 8 00:01:42 2005
70RDM/68BLM/44RNG/42WHM/28WAR/28THF/28SMN/25NIN/18DRG/14PLD/12DRK/10SAM/9MNK/6BST and umm o.O I dont want brd ^^ /em eats a cookie O.O /wave =)
Chest Points
# Jun 16 2005 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Hello, I'm sorry if someone said this, but does anyone know where and when the chests spawn. I really got to get this done. Thanks for your time.
Anari: Seraph Server. Whm:47, Blm:25, Smn:22, Bst:10 ,Nin:10, Rng:14, Drg:7, Brd:17, War:6, Drk:10

RE: Chest Points
# Jun 29 2005 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
255 posts

that place has maps of everywhere and also coffer/chest spawns and even NMs pawns as well. very good site :)
Char: Pevie
Rank: 10
lvl: blm75, whm47, smn40, rdm37, thf28, nin21, mnk20, rng16, sam15, war12, drk10, bst9, drg4
crafting: woodworking60, weaving53, boneworking33
Server: Fairy
Key drop luck...
# May 11 2005 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
574 posts
We went to go get my AF body peice done in Fei'Yin, and we had 4 whm in party, 75rdm/nin and 63 mnk/war (thanks guys), 3 of the whm needed to get it done, although i got party together i was last on the runs (dunno why) anyhow, between the fights we was getting tp up (300tp and Seraph Strike does 22 damage on that thing) i luckily enough got a key drop off a shadow, party let me have key, got kill for af and then went and got chest after printing off the map and boom! there's my af and tele-vahzl done in one. If you still need to get tele-vahzl when you're doing AF, kill the shadows to get the key between the fights to get tp up, if the party you're with is ok with that, the shadows arn't too hard and with a lv 55+ party of at least 6 you shouldn't have a problem in there (key hunting not af!).
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# Mar 29 2005 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
71 posts
Can you pick the chest and receive the key item?
RE: Hmmm
# Apr 26 2005 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
If you have the quest flagged, and pick the chest, you get the key item. Just like RSE.
RE: Hmmm
# Apr 05 2005 at 12:58 PM Rating: Good
382 posts
I would think you get a Life Belt, cash, or a map if you pick it. I cannot confirm this. I'll actually be doing this quest tonight and picking chests after, so we'll see I guess.
Orz: 70 Orc Hunter, Sen'Jin
Roxorz: 56 UD Warlock, Sen'Jin
Ninjorz: 29 UD Rogue, Sen'Jin
Smorz: 27 BE Mage, Sen'Jin
Domoarigato: 22 BE Hunter, Kil'Jaeden - currently rerolling ^^


Name: Lexisae
Server: Sylph
Job: 67 Thief
RE: Hmmm
# Apr 22 2005 at 4:17 PM Rating: Good
Map is quested.

Good times
# Feb 24 2005 at 7:34 PM Rating: Excellent
192 posts
I had pretty good success with this quest.

I am a 59 pld/war (Snapper) and I brought along a friend who also needed to do this quest, 52 thf/whm (Zenny).

We seemed to be the only people there killing shadows and we managed to get a couple keys within a few hours of killing. We rested after every 4 fights or so. (Funny story actually, I told Zenny that I had a good feeling that one mob would drop a key, and sure enough it did.)

We only had one close call where I had to use 2 hour because the blm Shadow was spaming Dimensional Death. I survived with about 50hp.

After we got our keys we checked the chest spawns provided by the map on speakeasy: http://www.speakeasy.org/%7Esticks/ffxi/treasure/Fr_Fei'Yin.html

The first spawn we had to go through the bottom floor and come up the other side. (Please note: if you need to do this, you're gonna want the exit on the western side of the bottom map, not the north exit which leads to the Shiva avatar fight.)

After we got the one done with we waited for about 30 min and then checked again. We found another chest near where we were killing the shadows.

We then went to Sandy and got our scrolls which sell for about 180k-200k on Cerbeus.

Just remember Golems agro sight and a thief is very nice to have ^^.

Edited, Thu Feb 24 19:37:29 2005
Snapper/Cerberus: 75 RNG, 66 NIN, 64 PLD, 63 WAR
Sandy Rank 10
LS: Nerfed
CoP: Completed.
RE: Good times
# Feb 28 2005 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Thank you for that link to the chest spawn map! I don't have a map for Fei-Yin and spent way too long running around for a chest key.

As for getting a key to drop, it didn't take me that long. I am 50 whm and I took a 50 rdm with me. We fought maybe 5 or 6 before we got a drop. He decided he wanted one too so we fought 3 or 4 more and got another. We weren't there for more than an hour, if that. We play on the Seraph server.

Seraph Server
Main Job: White Mage
Other Jobs: Black Mage, Dragoon (Wyvern-Oboro), Paladin, Ranger
i hate this quest
# Feb 17 2005 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
389 posts
I'm glad some of you had nice luck with this quest. I had a little bit of good fortune after 3 hrs of shadow killing... or rather, watching my friends Beezlebub(thf) and Octeck(blm) tear some up.

So while killing we happen to find the chest at J-7. Only problem being we hadn't found a key yet. Then 3 mins later after finding the room with the chest: You find a Fei'Yin Chest Key. WOOO. Anyway, good luck to anyone that has to do this because although I didn't do much aside from planting a Cure IV on my blm friend who almost died from the wrongside of a Dimensional Death, this as far as I'm concerned has a crappy drop rate.

Edited, Thu Feb 17 01:47:21 2005
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Tele-Vhazl scroll
# Feb 16 2005 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
My buddy Smashface and I went to do this quest last night. He is a 58 RDM and I am a 50 DRK. He didn't have any trouble with getting the key. Each Shadow took about 3 min. to kill and we commonly had to fend off two at a time. The chest on the other hand was a real treat. I was the only one with the map so I went on my little path of treasure chest pops. Eventually we made it downstairs to head up to the blocked side on the 1st floor. I didn't realize that Colosus aggroed to sight so I had two of them on my tail for a moment before I kicked flee in gear and left them in my dust. I used a pot of silent oil and ditched them with the quickness. Shortly there after I found the chest inside a Cement Door room with a Drona or whatever. We still had another to get. So we went to farm some Ore Golums for a bit then headed back on the treasure chest hunt. Checked every spot for about 2 hrs. until I caught aggro from a Vampire Bat on the 1st floor. One two then three bats joined the fight. I had to zone this time. Kicked in the Flee and busted out of there leaving my buddy behind. I healed up met back up and found the treasure chest on that run in the same place as before.
# Feb 08 2005 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
53 posts
is this quest repeatable? i have done this quest already and i just noticed that i have this quest available again...
drop rate
# Feb 01 2005 at 11:18 AM Rating: Good
78 posts
I had my friend Lunais (71smn) help me out with getting the key. For some reason, whenever we're together and trying to get a drop, we get REALLY lucky. We got to the room where the shadows dwell... Lunais killed one shadow and it dropped! OMGWFT! L-l-lucky!

Then we ran downstairs where the other treasure box hunters couldn't go and it was just sitting there... waiting for me to open it. Probably took about 45 minutes once we got to Fei'yin.

Same thing happened when getting the marble for Teleport Yhoat. I was killing lizzys in the jungle with Lorin (40bst) for about an hour and no drop. Lunais comes to take over for Lorin. Before Lunais even gets to where I am waiting, I see "you find a slab of Elshimo Marble" and I said, "WTF how did that happen?" Luny decided to kill lizzys on the way.... Same thing happened with the carbuncle ruby.... only I think it was the 2nd leech that dropped it. And we got two in a row or something like that...

Is there some kind of hidden luck stat? Lunais must be my lucky charm. I never get drops like that on my own. ^_^
~~~~Thoris of Sylph ~~~~~
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Job/Level: Whm 75, Mnk 75, Smn 40, Brd 45, Blm 37, War 37, Nin 37
Kills: Jailer of Love, Jailer of Justice, Vrtra, Tiamat, Nidhogg, Fafnir, Cerebus, Hydra, Khimaria, Proto-Omega, Proto-Ultima, Kirin, Suzaku, Genbu, Seiryu, Byakko, Bahamut, Dynamis Lord
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RE: drop rate
# Feb 11 2005 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
272 posts
can i borrow her for a bit?
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RE: drop rate
# Feb 02 2005 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
148 posts
I really do think there is some sort of hidden trait we all have. We had a(n) LS mate who every time she entered LTP, Rams would spawn. And even on her last day playing, she went to LTP and low and behold, a Ram! They later killed each other which should have been a great fight.

But yeah, that's some crazy luck yall have. Make sure yall are both in the same zone when doing coffer key parties.
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Tele-Vahzl (Found it!)
# Jan 18 2005 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
Did the quest to sell it, killed 1 shadow, got the key drop and the treasury ingot. (I suck,i know) Unfortunately the rest wasnt so easy, as i had no map and had 2 60 thfs to compete with for a chest, after 3 hours and the help of a JP 75DRK/THF(Thanks Wolt!) finally found a chest. Solod the shadow as a 48rdm/24thf if it matters to anyone.
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<3 THF
# Jan 17 2005 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
1,983 posts
Hehe...160k now on Asura...Hmm, I think I'll just pick the lock for some quick cash. Other than that, I could always bring along my LS and help get keys for everyone. ^^
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Starting the quest
# Dec 16 2004 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
It took me 30 min to get the key, so that isnt the problem. But i dont know if i started the quest correctly. Do you need to hear a specific line from the NPC, or can you just go into fei'yin and open the chest. So to be more specific: what are the requirements leading up to the real opening of a chest?
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RE: Starting the quest
# Jan 04 2005 at 5:48 AM Rating: Default
84 posts
I think I'll just go shoot myself now...
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RE: Starting the quest
# Jan 01 2005 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
210 posts
You must first have finished the "Teleport-Holla" quest he gives. Then rezone/let time pass (I came back a few days later, so I don't know specifically how to get him to switch over) and talk to him again. He'll talk about magicial tomes and Fei'yin, but the telltale sign that you've got the quest is you'll have "Sorcery of the North" in your quest log.


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Quesr: Done.
# Dec 13 2004 at 4:03 AM Rating: Decent
69 posts
As my title for this post suggests, i am finished with "Sorcery of the North" which is a relief to say the least. I had a 57 Thf help me and we quickly got 3 keys in 1.5 hours. Only death was mine, and I was downstairs poking around the Hellish Weapons that were IT to me...anyway. Have fun and take a Thf!
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Addition to Last`
# Dec 12 2004 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
I have since recieved an item i could not find on this site because it is a new item with the recent update: Treasury Gold . Still no Fei'yin chest key though, so i plan to enlist the help of a 57 THF in hopes that my assumptions about TH2 are correct...more after tonight.
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Do I NEED Th2 to get this?!?
# Dec 12 2004 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
69 posts
Ok, i've been soloing these shadows (55 RDM/27 BLM) for days...why won't this chest key drop? Do I need to have a Thf with TH2 help me, or am i just having bad luck? Anyone with knowledge of this would be helpful. I'm fighting in the J-9 area of the second floor.
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My quest experience
# Nov 25 2004 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
244 posts
Here is the rundown of my quest experience:

-- Took me three trips to Fei'Yin to get my key. The first two times, lots of fighting was for naught. The third time, a friend and I fought for a half hour and had nothing to show for it, but a THF with TH2 then helped and it took 15-20 minutes for a key to finally drop.

-- After searching the main area for a chest, I went down into the basement floor, thwen back up the far west stairs, and found the chest in that area, behind a cermet door. In this area (three chests are accessible only by going into the basement and back up), one chest was camped, but not the one I went to. So if you can't find the chest, try going through the basement to the others and giving that a shot.
Insanely High?
# Nov 18 2004 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
5,587 posts
Just like to say that the drop rate on the key isn't as insanely high as some people are saying. You all must have been really lucky, or I've been really unlucky. Spent several hours taking down Shadows and Ore Golems with a DRK and PLD from my LS (me being WHM who needs the scroll) and couldn't get a single drop. All three of us had THF subbed to boot. Fortunately we got some decent skill-ups, a bunch of dark/light crystals and some decent drop items to sell so it wasn't a total waste of time. When I finally get a key, not looking forward to battling the high level Thieves in there for a chest.
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RE: Insanely High?
# Nov 29 2004 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
It is too a high drop rate, I've not only done the vahzl scroll quest, but I've gotten 2 life belts (out of 6 chests not including the vahzl chest) and there's no way I have the luck of a god. Dub (my friend from my AF quests) and I camp Life belts frequently, he usually goes as a 63DRG/30THF and I'll go as 55PLD/25WHM but we've camped without his THF sub before and still got 2 keys/chests that night without much trouble (admittedly the TH1 helps). I'd say we've spent a total of 10hours there and gotten 8 chests (the vahzl chest for each of us, and 6 others, 2 of which yielded Life Belts). The THFs aren't that difficult to beat (at least on Ragnarok) because they generally only camp one little area, make sure to check the "**** side" as I call it (the area with only 3 spawn points). Oh and a comment to...I'm sorry I missed the name of the person who posted about getting his chest on the "**** side", that person almost surely wasn't camping a chest. The Northern,Western,Eastern, and Southern Shadows spawn in that area and I almost always see people standing around.

Anyway, good luck with that and happy hunting ^^
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Will gladly help anybody who needs it.
Tip for overcamped chests
# Nov 18 2004 at 12:59 AM Rating: Good
198 posts
Use your search comment function to let people know what you are looking for. Use the auto-translator too.

{Teleport-Vahzl} {Treasure} {Quest}
{Can I have it?}
{Help me out!} {Please}

is what my search comment said as I ran around Fei'weliketokillmages'Yin. The two thieves I saw while I was being escorted through both turned and went away when they saw me. One even killed an Ore Golem before it could aggro me. The only person I had to fight was another WHM who was probably hunting the scroll because she had bought it way back when.

Yay me! I don't have to sell everything I own to get this spell! Now to start working on Erase. /sigh.
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treasure chests
# Nov 02 2004 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
Does anybody know the respawn times for treasure chests in this place?
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RE: treasure chests
# Nov 17 2004 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
30mins, I've been camping it a lot lately for Life belts
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RE: treasure chests
# Jan 03 2005 at 3:33 PM Rating: Good
362 posts
Chest respawn times are random anywhere between 15 minutes and 1 hour. Personally, I've seen chests/coffers respawn as soon as 18 minutes and as late as 56 minutes after being opened.

Edit: I can also confirm that if you get a chest or coffer that is trapped or a mimic (only happens if thief fails to pick it), the next chest/coffer respawns immediately. There was a screenshot posted on the thief forum some time ago of a group fighting a mimic. The next coffer had already spawned in the exact same spawn point and could be seen in the same screenshot with the dead mimic. I have also heard rumors that chests/coffers respawn immediately whenever a key item is obtained from them (i.e. this quest, AF hands, etc.), but I cannot confirm this personally.

Edited, Mon Jan 3 15:44:00 2005
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Matter of patience
# Oct 26 2004 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
First I would like to say that mystery tours map is immensely helpful. With that said, here is my experience with the quest. The key drop rate is insanely high, me and a 60DRG/26RDM (named Dub for those who may know him, he normally subs a 30WAR) were running around Fei'Yin for my Warp 2 scroll quest. On the way we killed two shadows, second one we killed dropped the key. Told him in needed it for Vahzl so he let me have it. I realized I didn't have the quest so I held onto the key for another time. Few days later, we go back so I can get the tome and he could get a key for when he does the quest. At this point, I realized 10/13 chest spawn points are easy, but the other 3 require you to go down to the bottom floor, then back up. So I was checking the spawns in the Southeast corner while he was killing shadows to get his key. I ran a few rooms away from him and forgot that golems aggro to sight >.< One hits me, sneak wears, and I try to run back to him (aggroing every bat, shadow, and golem on the way). He tried frantically to get them off but i knew it wasn't gonna work so I used Invincible. That still didn't save me and I ended up dying lol. He managed to kill everything and started to look for a raise for me. While I'm laying there dead, the chest spawns not 2 feet from me and at the same time, he gets a key from a shadow (after about 5 mins of killing). So we were excited because he had also found me a raise so we were basically done. My raise was a 54bst/27whm lmao and when he comes to raise me, he sees the chest and grabs it >.< "no problem" i thought, I knew that 10/13 spots are good odds so I wasn't too worried. I was so wrong. After weak wore off, we checked the 10 easy spots and there were no spawns...so we went down and **** started conning Ep to him so he needed to sneak himself at that point. We ran ALLLLLL the way around and were one room from the stairs that lead back up, I run off ahead and he didn't realize colossus' aggro to sight (same mistake as me). It aggros him so he tells me to come back so I can heal him a bit. He checks it and it cons as DC to him....so I'm like "F**k", I'm curing him and sneak wears off while underworld bats are nearby..."double f**k". I use every drop of MP I had to heal him, the colossus had a smidge of life left, he dies, bats kill me, and delevel to 43, we're both lying there dead -.-; we send a /t to that bst/whm, he raises us both and says he'll help out. So he joins our pt, Dub and the BST start buffin us all with sneak/invis but the bst accidentally casts invis on me a second time and not on himself >.> <.< so I figured he was gonna cast it on himself and catch up so I run ahead and start up the stairs when Dub says "aggro"...colossus aggros the BST. I was about to run back but sneak was already wearing and 2 bats were in my way. So Dub and the BST are taking on the colossus and judging from their HP, they weren't doing too badly, sadly the BST didn't heal dub very much, dub died again, bst managed to kill the colossus right after dub died....I was very angry at myself because I could've kept him alive if I hadn't run ahead (failed my duty as a PLD >.<) we finally get back together, check the 3 ghetto spawn points...no spawn, so we head back down to check the other 10 again. We almost get back up, BST dc'es...by this time it was almost 1am and I had class at 9:30 the next morning (as did Dub), I asked him for one more pass through and then we'll try again another day. Check all spawns and didn't find a thing so I finally lost my patience and decided to give up. We were resting in the room of the last spawn in the circlualr room in the center (we started in the SE corner and worked our way around, the NE corner ones are the 3 inaccessible ones btw). Dub didn't have a map but I had both the real map and mystic tours map so I was doing the leading and without Dub knowing I decided to check all the spawns in backwards order on the way out. So he stayed resting in the central room and I checked the nearby points...nothing...so I head back to check on him and he got aggroed by some bats while resting. I go jump in and I see something in the corner of the screen, it was the ******* chest. I couldn't freaking believe it, if I hadn't have gone back to check on him I would've missed it ^^;. So i snagged it, and I was all ecstatic, sadly on Ragnarok the economy is failing big time, about 90% of all items are severely dropping in price so tele vahzl only goes for 78-82k but I'm pulling a JP and leaving mine at 90-100k since I can afford not to get that money right away. Thank you to all who listened to my incredibly long story ^^ moral is, be patient, don't run off ahead of your escort like me (it could get you, or them, killed fast), and be extremely careful, you have magic aggro mobs, sound aggro, and sight aggro mobs in there so be very cautious. Happy hunting.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that after the BST joined, we got a 3rd key for him. My point being that the Key seemed to drop incredibly easy from the shadows at J-9 and around there, and none of us had THF subbed for Treasure Hunter. The chest was our bane ^^;

Edited, Tue Oct 26 17:45:54 2004
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Will gladly help anybody who needs it.
RE: Matter of patience
# Oct 30 2004 at 8:26 PM Rating: Good
821 posts

Paragraphs are you friends. Your entire post, while I'm sure is VERY helpful, is entirely unreadable.
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# Oct 07 2004 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
722 posts
I've been doing a lot of farming lately, saving up for a few really nice pieces of equipment, and I got bored. So I decided to do this quest, along with the Warp II one, while I was there. I brought one stack of Silent Oil with me, and Invis was not a problem, since I sub NIN normally. In getting through Beaucedine Glacier, then getting to the room on the second map for the Warp II quest, I had used 8 of my Silent Oils. I decided to just look for the treasure chest (since I'm a THF, I didn't have to worry about getting a key). Two Silent Oils later, I found one, picked it, got the Fei'Yin Magic Tome on the first try, then used a Scroll of Instant Warp and got out. I really wasn't expecting to find it my first trip; guess I was lucky. Smiley: smile Put it on sale on the Jeuno AH for 100k, and Warp II for 45k. Can't wait 'til they sell. ^^

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Maps obtained: 79/79
# Sep 17 2004 at 10:05 PM Rating: Good
Solo'd the shadows. 63BLM/WHM. Earth Staff and Stoneskin are nice.

It took some time though by myself, as I'd drain myself down to about 300MP or so after the fight was over.

Dimensional Death kept bouncing off of me. Never did over 100 damage even with stoneskin gone.

Fire III -> Fire II -> Firaga II -> Fire -> Fire III -> Fire II = Dead Shadow.

Despite this though, I killed about 12 of them with no drop. Turn around and killed a single Ore Golem, got the key. Probably just blind luck that none of the shadows dropped one, but the first Ore Golem did.

The chest was easy as cake from there. I was in the zone during the bridge time where the NA are all logging off, and the JP are just logging on. Only 2 other in zone and neither were THF. So I figure they were there for a different reason.

All in all, took me 30 minutes to get the key.

Scroll currently goes for 120k on Quezy.
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