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The Curse Collector  

Realm:Bastok
Start Area: Bastok Markets
Start NPC:Zon-Fobun (G - 5)
Type:General
Related Areas:Beadeaux
Related Mobs:Zon-Fobun (G - 5)
Min Level:20
Max Level:75
Rating
*****
(Average from 4 ratings)
Items Granted:Poison Cesti
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Zon-Fobun asks you to collect some curses for him. Head to Beadeaux and examine the afflictor to get cursed and the Mute to be silenced. Then return to get your reward.

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Time has no meaning
# Mar 26 2005 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
If you are low level you can do these one at a time, warping out after each one. I Found this out on accident.

Last year during the summer festival there was an event which put you in a random zone with a partner to find an invisible mog, it leveled you down to 1, but you were invis/sneak/deodor to all mobs. I accidentaly cursed myself looking for the mog, I had the cursepaper on me, but didn't think anything of it.

Some several months later I go back to the zone for dark knight flag. I was silenced by the "muter" this time. I didn't think anything of it, but then I remember the curse quest, but before I could get to the other one I was aggroed. I warped out, but upon talking to the taru taru, I was informed that I completed this quest.

So there you have it, even at level 1 with nothing you could "solo" this, it'll just take you two summers and a partner with some patience, heh.

Edited, Sat Mar 26 01:35:46 2005
Curse Paper
# Jan 18 2005 at 1:49 AM Rating: Default
32 posts
So when you get cursed, then silenced, does it tell you the paper reacts or something? I don't wanna leave the place and find out that I have to go back.
Curse Paper
# Feb 09 2007 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
it doesn't say anything about the paper when you get cursed or muted. But it does work. You don't have to worry about it.
questy-westy
# Jul 01 2004 at 8:59 PM Rating: Default
23 posts
I did this quest today, and you can find the afflictor and mute on the second lvl of Beadeux near thesmokestacks for the Beadeaux Smog quest. There was an afflictor in the cave leading up there as well, but I couldn't find a mute, they are usually very close to each other. The mute is located at (F-9) and and Afflictor is to the south of it, go under the bridge south of the Mute and you will see it. One thing, you do have to be cursed, then muted for it to give you both, but I did that and there was no message saying the paper reacted. I used Mute first and could not be cursed, so if you need both at once, go to the afflictor first. Just passing the Afflictor will curse you if you linger, but you must examine the Mute to be silenced.
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RE: questy-westy
# Jul 01 2004 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
When you go down the cave at H-7, there is a branch at G-7. If you go north first, you will see a Mute. Don't touch it yet. Then go south to the Afflictor in one of the next rooms to the southwest, and walk past it, you will become cursed. Then return to the north room with the Mute. Examine it and become silenced. Poof! You finished ^^ And no need to go upstairs where the nasty Quadav are.
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Your mom.

The Shadow Lord is, in reality, a bunny, and the true Archduke of Jeuno. Now isn't THAT evil?

Akaibara
68 RDM/ 34 WHM
Pandemonium
Leathercraft 13
Woodworking 27
Fishing 32
Cooking 52
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?2589
Positions of Mute and Afflictor
# Feb 19 2004 at 6:40 PM Rating: Default
Ok, the coordinates of the Mute and Afflictor. When you eneter Beadeux, go left on the first turn. Then go left on the next turn. This should lead you to H-7 where you see a cave. Go down the cave and you will enter the underground part of Beadeux. Go right and then you are very close to both the afflictor and the mute, I havn't been to Beadeux in a couple of months, but I think I was very accurate.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 17 2004 at 10:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) anyone know where the mute and/or afflictor are located inside beaudeux? (coordinates)
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 12 2004 at 2:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) PLZ POST CORDS of Mute and Affictor!
Some info
# Dec 23 2003 at 1:12 PM Rating: Default
If you'd like to save yourself a couple of trips, 1/3 of the mission to get rank 5 requires you to head to Beadeaux and also get hit with the afflictor and curse machines. So you can kill two birds with one stone. It's probable that you'll have a high enough fame when you get to do the second Jeuno mission.

Oh, and Beadeaux is located at the SE corner of Pashhow.
Got quest
# Dec 22 2003 at 3:50 AM Rating: Default
I had 36 unique and 4 repeatable done and got the quest.

Zon-Fobun: You! You're an adventurer, yes-yes?
And you've got the umption in your gumption, by the looks of it!
Then you can help me!

Zon-Fobun: I'm compiling a tome on magic spells.
It's almost complete--I just need a page on curses!

Zon-Fobun: But curses are scary-wary!
They're not for socially upstanding folk like myself!
That's where you come in!

Zon-Fobun: I need you to carry-harry this cursepaper (key item btw) to the Quadav stronghold in Beadeaux, and be cursed by both types of statues--the Mutes and the Afflictors!

Zon-Fobun: When that's done, the cursepaper will have captured their secrets!
Bring it back quick-slick, and my tome will be complete!
nope
# Dec 15 2003 at 6:22 AM Rating: Default
You can not be cursed by the Afflicator if you are silenced, so you can not do it that way.

It's cursed then silenced
Z-F
# Dec 11 2003 at 8:21 AM Rating: Default
Zon-Fobun is outside of the magic shop, wandering back & forth. If you do not have enough fame, he will say his usual line: "What is one to do, I wonder-blunder." and will end there.
RE: Z-F
# Dec 20 2003 at 11:45 AM Rating: Default
How do you know how much fame you have?

Any thoughts?
RE: Z-F
# Dec 22 2003 at 3:52 AM Rating: Default
Flaco in Port Bastok tells you how you're fame is doing. I noticed when he finally said something about how people were talking about me, that new quests (this one included) opened up to me.
RE: Z-F
# Feb 09 2004 at 4:08 PM Rating: Good
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This is what he said to me when I was finally able to get this quest:

Hello there, <name>
Quite a few people are talking about the things you've done for Bastok.
People are starting to talk about you. Keep on doing what you're doing!
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RE: Z-F
# Dec 26 2003 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
are there other people like that in diff countrys, or is there only one in bastok
RE: Z-F
# Jan 31 2004 at 11:50 AM Rating: Default
there are ppl like this in all major cities. check random quests from those places to find the fame guy. jeuno guy is in lower jeuno under an umbrella, bastok in front if the eatery in the port, san doria is in either the armor, weapon or bar in the south part to the east. and windy i forget. but its easier to find a quest u couldnt do, do some quests, and them come back and c if u can accept the better one then. gl
getting quest
# Dec 03 2003 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
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You need quite a large amount of fame to get this quest. Just keep helping folks out and eventually he'll give it to you.
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Fame?
# Nov 27 2003 at 11:25 AM Rating: Default
I have about 33 quests completed in Bastok. And Zon-Fobun will still only say, "What to do I wonder-blunder..."
where ???
# Nov 06 2003 at 5:38 AM Rating: Default
Where is Beadeaux ??
RE: where ???
# Nov 20 2003 at 3:46 AM Rating: Default
I believe it is a zone connected to the Palborrow Marshes. Not 100% sure. It's either there, or a zone close to Jeuno to Bastok route. Which i wouldn't suggest doing so unless you are with a group of 20th level folk.
RE: where ???
# Jun 08 2005 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Beadeaux is in the SE corner of Pashow Marshlands! ;)
how?
# Nov 02 2003 at 6:18 AM Rating: Default
Found him in G-5, but all he does is say the same line... something like what to do... over and over... anyone know what i need to do to get him to ask me to do the quest?
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 03 2003 at 1:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) shag 'im
Backwards i think
# Oct 29 2003 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I read that you might want to be silenced first, then cursed
RE: Backwards i think
# Dec 15 2003 at 6:23 AM Rating: Default
u can't be cursed while silenced, it's why people use the Mute, get silenced, and run past the afflicator
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