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A Knight's Test (Paladin Flag Quest)  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Southern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Balasiel (F - 7)
Type:Job Related
Prerequisites:A Squire's Test
A Squire's Test II
Related Areas:Davoi
Ordelle's Caves
Min Level:30
Max Level:75
Reward:Paladin Flag
Rating
*****
(Average from 101 ratings)
Items Required:Revival Tree Root
Title Obtained:Tried and Tested Knight
Items Granted:Kite Shield
Last Updated: Tue Jan 25 07:31:28 2011

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Summary

Solve the riddle of the task book.

Walkthrough

To become a Paladin, you must complete three quests for Balasiel. You can start by getting the quests from Balasiel around level 10, but you can only change your character's job to Paladin after the third quest has been completed. Balasiel won't give you that one unless you are at least level 30, like all other Advanced Job quests.

The final task involves solving several riddles from ancient books of knightly learning. Balasiel first reads from the Book of Tasks; the meaning behind the passage is for you to ask the guards on the second floor of the guardpost in Victory Square for more information. When you speak with the first guard, Cahaurme (Southern San d'Oria, J-9), you receive the Book of the East and the second guard, Baunise (Southern San d'Oria, H-9), gives you the Book of the West. Additional sources tell you that you must retrieve something from Davoi and give it to Balasiel.

In area (E-10) of Davoi, there is a Disused Well. Be sure to have a form of Sneak and Invisible as the pugils aggro sound the orc aggro by sight. There will be a Davoi Mush near the well, but if you keep Sneak on, he won't be able to see you. Check the well to obtain a Knight's Soul. When you return to Balasiel with the item, he gives you a key item: Kite Shield and you are knighted. You can now become a Paladin.

Quest Series

This is part of the job flag quest series. Other quests of the series include:

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root!
# Jul 11 2011 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
im having trouble finding the root! i looked for ages until i got bored so i went to the dunes & then i ended up getting killed lol.. someone help.. & im not forking out money to the action house.. i find it hard enough to get money in this game.. if any is on the Alexandre server the hit me up!
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# Mar 08 2010 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
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you can't acess the well with the invisible effect on.
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# Jul 09 2009 at 6:14 AM Rating: Decent
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i just got my chocobo license and was wondering can you check the well with a chocobo
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# Oct 26 2009 at 5:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Nope, you have to dismount the choco.
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Help Please
# Jun 06 2009 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
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i aquire assistance with this quest my avatar is Astar and i am on the bahamut server currently residing with SanDoria
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Great Help
# Apr 02 2009 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
got this job easy due to the help of a lv 75 thf named Gtk thank you

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o yea
# Jun 13 2008 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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soloed w/out a map, lvl 30 war good scary time.
location?!?
# Dec 25 2007 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
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nvm

Edited, Dec 25th 2007 3:46am by Tagaru
PLD Flag quest
# Aug 03 2007 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
I just did this quest and i have to tell you it was ok. not the most fun but it was worth it and i was level 40 when i did this quest but i sug-jest that you have sneak and invisable on the whole time.
PLD Flag quest
# Jan 20 2008 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
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invis is only needed not sneak
finished
# Feb 26 2007 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I looked at the boards here and thought it was going to be harder than it really was. The first mission was easy, I had one in my inventory. The second did require me to unequip my weapon and wash my hands. The third was a lot easier than the forum described. The pugils were far and few between and there were barely any orcs. Maybe there was someone farming, and i was lucky. at the well the slime ignored me, so i grabbed the soul and ran back. i do appreciate the guides that everyone posted, it did help me know what to expect. Thanks to all.
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last night
# Nov 06 2006 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
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i just did this last night... before i got the the river i decided to refresh oil and powder, got to a place where i tought i was safe and an orc moved behind my back and started hacking at me, i died and deleveled, i had to spend another while getting back to 30 -_-
went back in, this time looking around very well before reapplying oil and powder, there are a lot of areas where you can safely apply it in the river
did it as a 30 war/thf
Help needed
# Aug 31 2006 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
Can anyone help me with some queries?

I am having trouble with Part II of this Flag quest, specifically "A Squires Test II"

While i was at the ??? at the sandy spot in ordelles caves, i was unable to get the drops. It kept saying "The staclatite drops slips thru your fingers"

I went as a Lvl 30 WAR/THF, fully equipped.

Can anyone advise me?

many thanks.
Help needed
# Sep 11 2006 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
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There should be a little pond back behind where you pick up the staclatite. You have to wash your hands at the ??? there first then run over to the other ??? where the staclatite is. If you get there fast enough then you'll be able to pick it up.
Help needed
# Sep 04 2006 at 1:49 AM Rating: Decent
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if you have any weapons in your hands when you go to grsb this it will slip through your fingers. so try unequiping your sword snd shield then try for it. its the same when you try for sirens tear.
Help needed
# Dec 23 2006 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
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No, the siren's tear requires you to remove your gloves and you must wash your hands for the dew. I never had to unequip anything for the dew.
Help needed
# Apr 13 2007 at 6:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Sirens tear is IDENTICAL.
Take off sword, Gloves are fine.
Hope this helps
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Used the Guide - got the Flag!
# Aug 28 2006 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Doh - double post.

Edited, Aug 28th 2006 at 4:29pm EDT by Axolotl
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Used the Guide - got the Flag!
# Aug 28 2006 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Many thanks for the v.useful comments on the guide - got the flag first time - 3 Powders and 3 oils, plus the Instant Warp - the Mush didn't aggro me at all!
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I am a PLD !
# Aug 14 2006 at 5:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I did the quest as WHM 33. The WHM is the best choice for this quest since you can cast your own Sneak and Invisible. You can have Sneak and Invisible by using Silent Oil and Prism Pouder, but they are expensive at Auction House.

I started in San d’Oria, but before getting a Chocobo I bought an Instant Warp Scroll from Bastok consulate (from the guy who casts the Signet).

Once in Davoi I cast the Invisible. You don’t really need the Seank until you reach the river, since the Orcs are apparently deaf. I bumped into them many times while invisible, they didn’t even notice. When I reached the river at J-10, I found a safe spot to cast the Sneak first, then the Invisible. Always the Sneak first, because if you cast it over the Invisible the Sneak will cancel the Invisible. As you go up the river you will receive notice that those effects are wearing off. Before they wear off find a safe spot, wait until they wear off and recast them.

I was often checking the map to make sure that I am going in the right direction, also I printed it out, it helps to have it under hand. I took the river to North-East first, then straight to East. I got out of river at D-8 and went South. The Disused Well is at E-10. It is easy to get to it. If you are still Invisible, cast Sneak to remove it. I targeted the well pressed [Enter] and got the the Knight's Soul. Then I used the Instant Warp Scroll to get to my HP at San d’Oria.

It took me 10 minutes to ride on Chocobo and 15 minutes in Davoi. 25 minutes total.

I hope this helps. Good luck.
my run in Davoi
# Aug 11 2006 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I completed this quest last night, pretty much following these guides to the letter. I began by purchasing 5 prisms, 5 oils, a re-raise scroll, and a warp scroll, all of which came in handy during my adventure.

To begin, I chocoboed to Davoi as a 30 warrior 14 whitemage. Upon entering, I divested myself of all my armor, then applied both the oil and finally the prism. I debated applying only the prism at first, because I knew the first leg of the journey would only involve orcs. However, I tend to be a cautious person, so I applied both at the start because I wasn't sure whether I'd have an orc-free spot to apply the oil before entering the river. As it turns out, I was correct, because when I reached the river, there were both orcs on the shore, and pugils in the water.

The silent oil seemed to wear off rather quickly. (A message appears in red, indicating when it's about to wear off. It gives you about 10 seconds before it dissipates.) So, once in the water, I quickly found a lonely spot and reapplied it. Of course, reapplying the oil negates the prism, so I had to reapply that too. That left me just 3 oils and 3 prisms.

I continued on my journey down the river, taking quick peeks at my map along the way. The banks of the river are rather high, and, as I felt time was important, I didn't do much sightseeing. On the way I passed several knots of pugils, and about midway, the oil once more began to wear off. Luckily, I was in a lone spot, so I reapplied both oil and prism in the water, leaving me only two of each left. I continued on the way, and here's where things got ugly.

After travelling for what couldn't have been more than 25 seconds, and having just passed knot after knot of Davoi Pugils, the oil once more started to wear off. I knew I couldn't turn back to find a lonely spot, and I wasn't sure if I could safely reapply the oil amid all the pugils surrounding me. So, I decided to forge ahead, hoping for a clear, lonely spot somewhere beyond the latest knot of pugils. Unfortunately, the oil wore off quicker than it had before, and as I stopped to reapply it, my footsteps made a few splashes and 3 pugils agroed me. I finished reapplying the oil and prism, but it was already too late. The pugils were on me. My health was down one quarter since I had no armor on, so I immediately used my Scroll of Re-Raise and continued on my journey, with 3 pugils in tow, hoping to find a lonely spot to die in. I came to the last turn in the river, very low on health, where there were 2 more pugils, completely disinterested in me. The three on me killed me, though, and, after I was good and dead, they disappeared. But the other two lingered, so I didn't confirm the re-raise, hoping that they would wander off and allow me some privacy to re-raise, reapply my oil and prism, and finish the quest.

Luckily, at this point, a player appeared and helpfully dispatched these two pugils. I thanked her, raised myself, rebuffed both oil and prism (my last of each), and continued to the well. Even though I was low-health (35 hp!), neither the orcs, the lizards, or even the jelly detected me as I passed them. The player from before attacked the jelly and allowed me time to remove my buffs, inspect the well, and gain the Knight's Soul. I thanked her again, and warped out, completing the quest.

In retrospect, I found 5 oils and prisms were the minimum required for this quest. The Scroll of Re-Raise was a life saver, and doing the quest as a level 30 warrior (instead of as a level 1 job) allowed me the added time to cast the Re-Raise when I needed it.

Does anyone know whether you can reapply your oils and prisms in view of hostile mobs without drawing agro?
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Edited, Mar 5th 2009 7:58am by Wadokai
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Well I finally dinged 30 (w00t)
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So, I've decided to be a PLD because I love to tank. Any good suggestions?
Well I finally dinged 30 (w00t)
# Aug 09 2006 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I think the original comment to this post ("Use Provoke.... etc") shows that this person is ignorant of all other ways of tanking. The original post was a legit question on how to be a good tank as paladin. Provoke is of course essential but it is certainly not the only thing a good tank should do! As a Paladin, you have a wealth of hate holding capabilities. My adivce is:

1) Provoke as often as you can. Make sure to have a "Provoke ready" indicator built into your voke macro so you can tell when it is availiable.

2) Shield Bash as often as possible. This helps to build hate as well.

3. Cast Flash as often as possible. This is a great spell that helps build hate. A Paladin should essentially always to not only Provoke but also Flash a mob at the beginning of every fight to help build good hate.

3) Paladins can cure themselves for a reason, and it's not to save themselves from a lazy whm! Curing yourself is one of the most effective ways to build and hold hate. Often if a mob turns from you right after Provoking (say, towards a blm that just did 3 -aga spells in a row) a quick Cure II, III, or IV will turn the mob back to you even tho Provoke wasn't ready yet. Don't be afriad to use mp!!

4) Since you need mp for curing and pld is not a DD job, don't be afraid to heal with the mages in between fights! It's better for you to conserve hp and mp then to save your TP for a weapon skill that won't do much damage anyway (in comparison to the people who are supposed to be doing damage in your pt). Remember, you job isn't to score a 1000 dmg weapon skill on a mob, it's to keep the mob from attacking those people who are doing the crazy damage.

5) If you use these strategies effectively in a pt, you will not only be an excellent tank but will earn the respect of your pt for the amount of damage you can take without dying and the amount of hate you can hold. The ultimate test? Holding hate during Benediction without using Invicible!

Good luck!

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RE: Well I finally dinged 30 (w00t)
# Jun 27 2006 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Use provoke...? ¯\(º_o)/¯ What kind of question is that?!?!
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RE: Well I finally dinged 30 (w00t)
# Aug 09 2006 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I think this comment ("Use Provoke.... etc") shows that this person is ignorant of all other ways of tanking. The original post was a legit question on how to be a good tank as paladin. Provoke is of course essential but it is certainly not the only thing a good tank should do! As a Paladin, you have a wealth of hate holding capabilities. My adivce is:

1) Provoke as often as you can. Make sure to have a "Provoke ready" indicator built into your voke macro so you can tell when it is availiable.

2) Shield Bash as often as possible. This helps to build hate as well.

3. Cast Flash as often as possible. This is a great spell that helps build hate. A Paladin should essentially always to not only Provoke but also Flash a mob at the beginning of every fight to help build good hate.

3) Paladins can cure themselves for a reason, and it's not to save themselves from a lazy whm! Curing yourself is one of the most effective ways to build and hold hate. Often if a mob turns from you right after Provoking (say, towards a blm that just did 3 -aga spells in a row) a quick Cure II, III, or IV will turn the mob back to you even tho Provoke wasn't ready yet. Don't be afriad to use mp!!

4) Since you need mp for curing and pld is not a DD job, don't be afraid to heal with the mages in between fights! It's better for you to conserve hp and mp then to save your TP for a weapon skill that won't do much damage anyway (in comparison to the people who are supposed to be doing damage in your pt). Remember, you job isn't to score a 1000 dmg weapon skill on a mob, it's to keep the mob from attacking those people who are doing the crazy damage.

5) If you use these strategies effectively in a pt, you will not only be an excellent tank but will earn the respect of your pt for the amount of damage you can take without dying and the amount of hate you can hold. The ultimate test? Holding hate during Benediction without using Invicible!

Good luck!
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Help on 2nd part
# May 12 2006 at 11:54 PM Rating: Decent
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When entering the caves, enter from La Theine's (H-8), then go to the water. Its quicker and slightly safer for lower levels, though i don't recommend it. (Read my previous post before this to learn why). Oh, and watch those aggros, they aggro 30 WAR, i know that.
Help on 2nd part
# Aug 04 2006 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
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How well do you think a lv 30 mnk will do on this quest?
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Ouch... Lesson:
# May 11 2006 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't go to Ordelle's Caves with old equipment...

I went as a WAR30/MNK15 with level 10 scale armor and a Spatha. Not my best decision. I was aggroed by a Shrieker(sp?) that checked as Easy Prey. I decided to start attacking it, did, then ended up doing NOTHING to it. Even with Mighty Strikes, Boost, and Beserk, i was only doing 24 damage max... usually around 3. This is a warning to anyone that might try what i did, just don't be lazy and grab that old dusty equip from your mule you havn't been on in ages! Thats my lesson learned!
RE: Ouch... Lesson:
# Jun 19 2006 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Probably because you skilled up with Axe or Great Axe or something, so your skill in sword was too low to hurt things.
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# Apr 30 2006 at 5:01 AM Rating: Decent
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I did this quest as THF50/NIN25. Piece of cake. No problem with the pugils (lol. 26 - 29) I only used Tonko.
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# Apr 08 2006 at 12:58 AM Rating: Decent
sorry double post but theyre 2 different things just a little different lol
strong enemies
# Apr 08 2006 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
i did this quest with a full party of lvl 30s. We had a lvl 30 WHM and RDM. My brother died like 10 times because he went off on his own. The 2 other guys went the wrong way and they died and they were so close to the well. The other MNK went the wrong way too and he died so I was smart to stay by the WHM and go through it slowly. We got sneak and invisible and went through all the tough orcs and everything. I got to the well and i got the soul. Then i realized that there was a jelly thing. I didnt know if it agroed so I went back and tried to save my other party who died. I tried to find them but I got lost then died. But I had the Knight's Soul anyway so I was happy. I got the PLD and Kite shield and my party left.
strong enemies
# Apr 08 2006 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
I did this with a full party of 6. lvl 30s or higher. I had a lvl 30 WHM, a lvl 30 RDM, me a lvl 30 WAR/13WHM, a lvl 31 MNK, my brother lvl 30WAR/15WHM, and my friend Drakshao lvl 30 WAR. it took a while because my brother died like 10 times because he went on his own. the rest of us go sneak and invisible. 2 guys went the wrong way and got killed. i stayed with the WHM and we both survived. Its a very easy quest as long as you know what your doing. If you go the wrong way while your near tough enemies and your sneak and invisible wears off your dead... unless you can get the Knight's Soul before you die but the chances of that happening are very low.
Easy
# Apr 02 2006 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
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This Quest is so easy... I soloed it as a Lvl. 30WAR/15MNK and it took me about 2 1/2 hours. The third task was the easiest. I used 3 prism powders and 3 silent oils and got the key item at the first try... If you have a map and follow the instructions on this page, there are no problems in finding the well and getting there safe...

Edited, Sun Apr 2 17:13:18 2006
Wow what a retard
# Apr 02 2006 at 1:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I feel like one rofl anyways there is a river entrance that i ignored.. if you go to it you shouldnt have to big of an issue at 50 but if you cross the bridge there are easy prey and decent challenge mobs ;; which well can rape you ^_^''

Edited, Sun Apr 2 00:24:17 2006
just keep cool
# Mar 24 2006 at 5:09 AM Rating: Decent
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After a bit of worrying I did this (the last part) all solo. The thing was it seemed like even high-levels could easily get killed here, so it felt a little bit awkward to ask for help. And if I messed things up alone I only had myself to blame. Some guy that had helped me get the ice-weather for Summoner offered to help earlier but I always prefer to at least try these things alone first, if it is do-able. If nothing else the experience might help being better at getting help (he, he, how's that sentence).

I went in as a MNK 31 so I didn't have to worry to much about the first bunch of orcs, well they probably would have aggroed anyway but I would have time to zone if things got too bad (did the Davoi-report-mission at the same time).

Once off the bridge it was easy to look out for orcs up above and concentrate on the fishes. I did run too far south though, missed a turn, and at one point my oil wore off and a fish started biting my behind. But I stayed calm and turned around and killed it with maybe a little luck. And there was only one at that point (at most places there is two or three together) but after killing that one I was not so afraid of aggro from them anymore: with hundred fists I would probably make it even against three.

Once I got to the well I had both oil and powder on and I didn't remember how to turn invisible off (what keys to press (even though I did that uncountable times during the Halloween-event, same keys as to turn off a costume)). So I was going to let it wear off by itself and then grab the soul, but then I put on another oil and of course that turned the invisibility off too and at the same time it kept the blobby-thingie calm.

I started going back (was even thinking of letting the Mush or whatever give me a ride home) and had run quite far before I remebered I actually had brought one of those warp-staffs we got during Halloween...

I might come back to Davoi soon anyway, I hear there is some sandals hidden in an urn...

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Map Location of well
# Mar 22 2006 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Whoever wrote this up was either 1. on dope or 2. on crack or 3. on both. The instructions on how to get to the well suck @$$... If you want a map on where to go, click here

http://www.ffxi-atlas.com/nav/?act=show&id=davoi

You enter the river at J-10 and you want to keep on continuing as far West as you can go. You'll exit from the river at D-8. Then go South until you're at a dead end at E-10.

Edited, Wed Mar 22 03:21:56 2006
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Paladin job quest
# Mar 13 2006 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I HATE DAVOI
PLD quest
# Feb 26 2006 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I completed this yesterday with my friend. we were 31 RDM/15 WAR and 30 DRK/ 15 WAR. In the second part you need to take off your gloves and wash your hands to be able to pick up the stalegmite. You DO NOT need the spatha.

The only hard part was the last part in Davoi. That took about 2 hours to do. My magic isnt that good and we had some help from a 31 BLM, but I couldnt cope with 3 people constantly casting invis/sneak. But we did do it, and is recommended to anyone who really wants an adventure at low levels.

Edited, Sun Feb 26 08:06:38 2006
Part two
# Feb 10 2006 at 12:53 AM Rating: Decent
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On part two, if Morjean wont talk to you (he doesn't like me...) All you have to do is click the ??? in the pool of water, then click the ??? towards the center of the room to get the dew (other wise it just slips through your fingers).

I'm guess that's all he would tell you anyways, so hope this saves someone some trouble. (It took me 30m and a useless GM call to report a bug before I figured it out)
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RE: Part two
# Feb 14 2006 at 12:23 PM Rating: Default
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Also, you must equip the Spatha you obtained in Part One in your weapon slot, prior to clicking on both of the "???," or dew will slip through your fingers.

Don't make the mistake that I did and decide to sell the Spatha when running by AH, lol.
RE: Part two
# Mar 14 2006 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Not true, i did part one when i was lvl 10 warrior w/o a sub job, i sold the spatha because i needed gil.
This was in November 2004

I did part 2 actually trying to unlock PLD in july 05 as a 37 THF.

Spatha from part one is not needed.
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soloed
# Jan 02 2006 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I just finished this quest, solo, as a lvl 30 whm. With sneak and invis it was pretty easy. i had no close encounters, or even aggroes for that matter, so to anyone who is going to do this quest, just bring a whm or have some silent oils and prism powders.
dang i was wrong
# Dec 24 2005 at 7:20 AM Rating: Decent
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LMAO.... as a 56 mnk i though i can solo this quest all the way. DANG .. I WAS WRONG... the quest is pretty easy till teh davoi trip part. i got to davoi and pretty much everything check not worth it till i get to close to the WELL. anyhow, i check 1 orc and it was easy prey low evasion low defense so i tested out the aggro lvl by going next to the orc... lol no aggo so i though kool. i keep running to the other room till i see gladiator like the 1 from the other room. i checked ep-- so i payed no attention and next thing you know my hp on yellow i though i close so i just keep running towards the well. the ep link was ok till i ran into the tough mob near the point...eell do i need to say more. DEATH... CAN I HATE IT...lol i was so close too.

still not finish yet. just did it last night so if you willing to help. /tell akakami please.

Edited, Sat Dec 24 06:24:31 2005
I GOT PLD
# Nov 18 2005 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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i did this quest ALMOST completely by myself. i had a friend make me a few Prism powders for the trek thru Davoi and he helped me finish the pre-requisites for the final quest other than that i was fine only used 2 powders and cast sneak once


Edited, Fri Nov 18 10:45:51 2005
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root
# Aug 30 2005 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
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just about all kinda of undead drop it, check mob area on this site for it
revival tree root
# Jul 10 2005 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
were did u guys get ur revival tree root? the only thing ive found is that ghos thing but its nm and spook, is there any other way to get it?
RE: revival tree root
# Jul 26 2005 at 10:04 PM Rating: Decent
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go to AH its around 2k
RE: revival tree root
# Aug 04 2005 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
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2k???? umm i paid 300 gil for mine >.>
RE: revival tree root
# Jul 25 2005 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
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You could always go to the AH these things are dirt cheap. I get them very commonly off undead ghost type mobs (ghosts/bogies ect) I am not sure why the guide recommends a NM for the drop but if you are camping spook for a tree root you have too much free time on your hands. "When all else fails check the alchemy materials" response giving when looking for variuos items. Hope this helps.
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RE: revival tree root
# Jul 25 2005 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
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You can get revival tree root off of the hounds in Raunfaur
Map
# Jun 12 2005 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
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The biggest help by far is a map ! its only 3k and it will save you a LOT of time ... i wasted a lot of time trying to find it without a map .. got one then it took me 3minutes to get to the well .....

as you enter Davoi go straight on and head for the point where the land meets the river (beige to green) stay in the river until you ge to the far left of the map .. the river will once again join the land .. go onto the land head south the well is at E-10

as long as you have the map you will find it in no time at all
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Simplest way to do it solo. (with what you need)
# May 23 2005 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I got flagged last night. This is how to do it like I did it.

First, make sure you have the Map of Davoi. It seems like a substantial investment, but if you make one wrong turn, this will turn out to be a lifesaver.

Go talk to a gate guard and purchase a Scroll of instant warp. Set your HP to South San D'Oria.

Next, go to the AH and purchase 5 prism powders and 5 vats of Silent Oil. You won't need any more than this to get there. If you buy a stack, you're wasting your money, unless you have a friend doing this one with you and you give him half.

Grab a choco and run to Davoi. When you enter, you'll see the NPC that you had talked to for an earlier mission. TALK TO HIM AGAIN. If he says something like "you have no further business with me, do you?", you're good to go. If he says more than that, you've got the wrong Davoi mission.

After talking to the NPC, run down the path until you can just start to see orcs. Don't get close enough to get aggro. Use your silent oil, then your prism powder in that order. If you don't, the silent oil will cancel out the prism powder and you'll feel pretty dumb.

Take a right out of the entrance path and head to the opening slightly to the left of where you're running. You should see a broken bridge. Drop down into the water, and head to the left. Make any turn that will allow you to stay in the river. This will result in you being in a long straight path in the water. There are good spots to stop and recast sneak and invis. Make good use of these.

Keep running along the straightaway until you have another opportunity to make a right to stay in the water. This time, take a left out of the water. Run into the opening, and veer slightly to the left toward a passageway. Run down it until you see a well. Run to the back of the well, and wait for the slime to move to the front. Cancel Invis, target the well, and click on it. Use the Instant Warp scroll to get back to San D'Oria quick, or attack the slime to bloodport fast. Then go talk to Balasiel. Done deal!
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Yup
# May 09 2005 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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This quest is actually pretty easy, but unfortunately I made it a lot harder than it needed to be. I went to the well and forgot to get to the books of the east/west first.

So I ended up wasting more powders, pots, and time than I needed. Plus, I bloodported twice instead of once. Ah well.

If you know how to get there though, it's pretty easy. I followed rivenward's directions a page back, and they worked great.

A simplified version of the directions is this. See the river on your map. Get in the river. Go all the way west. Then go south and east a little bit to the couldesac area where the well is.

But it was very easy to get to the well both times I went, and I never even came close to getting aggro. Went as a naked level 17 BLM, because I didn't care much about losing experience with that job.

Just make SURE you remember to get the books first. Don't make the same silly mistake I did.


Also, I was disappointed that there was no cut scene to finish out the quest, like there are with most of the advanced job quests.

Edited, Mon May 9 20:41:39 2005
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# Apr 20 2005 at 11:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I did this quest as THF30/WAR15 with the help of a friendwho was WHM29/BLM14. He kept Inivsi up until we got to the river then just kept sneak up. We had a couple of close calls in the river where sneak was wearing out in the middle of a group of Pugils, but we made it nonetheless. Also, our moronic selves forgot to get Instant-Warps so we had to walk out. Walking out was a bit harder than walking to the well, but we accomplished it. With Oils and Powders which are more reliable you can easily do this quest by yourself at level 30.
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ill try to give directions
# Apr 14 2005 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
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to find the well in davoi seems to be the hardest part for someone whos never been there.
ill try to explain how to get there and what to use.

when you zone into davoi youll follow the path till you come to the first open area with orcs. Orcs detect you by sight so prisim powders will let you run past all orcs.

once you come to this open area, take a left and run along the left wall staying in this area.

Take the second path on the left and youll run into another open area with some more orcs and lizzards. Keep invis up at all times through here.

a side note... if you apply a prisim powder, it will automaticaly cancel your old powder. that means if your invis is wearing, use another and it will refresh. you CAN NOT DO THIS WITH SILENT OILS.

now you should be looking at the second open area waiting for instructions, take a right and run along the right wall. Take the first path to the right that you see.

this path leads to a river, and has higher lvl orcs on it. this path going to the river has a path leading off to deeper davoi on the right side of it, so stick to the left side of this path till you see the river.

At this point you shouldnt see anymore orcs, but youll see pugils, and they aggro to sound. silent oils will see you through past the pugils.


When you get to the river, youll take a right and walk down the river, keeping sneak up at all times. This river will have a fork in it after some ways down it. Youll need to go left.

Im not quite sure if the path you want is first or second, but i do know its the last path on the left. My suggestion is follow this fork of the river till it dead ends, turn around and go back and take the first right.

when you take the path, youll enter a large open area with lots of orcs. Youll need invisible again, and sneak is no longer needed.

Take a left when you enter this open area and hug left wall of this area. Youll take the second path on the left and this path leads to the well you seek.

This well is guarded by a slime oil type mob and they aggro by sound so use silent oils.

i reall hope i got all directions correct. if im wrong anywhere, post and ill change.

my estimate of how many oils and powders to have to GET TO THE WELL ONLY is 5 prisim powders, and 4 silent oils.

if you didnt brig an instant warp scroll, youll need double of those number to be safe.

i hope you find this useful and good luck on pld quest.
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RE: ill try to give directions
# Apr 21 2005 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Nice guide

Edited, Thu Apr 21 17:57:40 2005
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Day out
# Apr 06 2005 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Davoi: With it's lush greenery, picturesque rivers and streams, that slight scent of death. It's no wonder this place is top holiday spot for familys of vana d'iel this year. That's until you meet the not so friendly locals, orcish impalers, beastriders, and the sort. It's a walk in the park till you de-level...TWICE.-scowls- note to self: By all ways possible, boycot Davoi for the rest of your life. I'm sure there are worse places, but momentarilly I'm still miffed about the whole check system there. Not so easy when you, and your Drg partner both de-level then your high lvl Blm cops it too all in one night, hehe all in all, twas an experience. XD
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RE: Day out
# Apr 14 2005 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah BLM can't solo anything very well, I should know, I love that job. I've taken on toughs with my RDM at lvl 35, but BLM just can't handle soloing. Unless you want to sleep it, heal, sleep it, heal, sleep it, nuke, sleep it, heal, repeat, you can't solo.
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# Mar 20 2005 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this quest about an hour ago, wasn't too bad. Be careful of the Orcish Nightraiders, Impalers, and Farkillers that you encounter on the way though. Be sure to bring prism powder and silent oil, you will probably need both to get to the well alive. If you are on level 30 like my warrior was I would recommend 3 silent oils and 4 prism powders. Also, get a scroll of instant warp, so as to get back to Sandy very quickly.

If everything goes smoothly, you can do the quest in less than an hour.
Orcs
# Mar 15 2005 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
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There are no orcs on the waterway, and I don't think they can see you from the ledge. A friend of mine told me at Level 31 he got through with only Sneak. If they don't have line of sight they can't aggro you, meaning you only have to worry about the sound aggro.

Or have they put more mobs in now? (I'm about to do this one myself.)
RE: Orcs
# Mar 27 2005 at 9:06 PM Rating: Default
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Wrong. Orcish Farkillers can see up and down while the other types cannot. I know this from many experiences; not only this quest but from Windurst missions. Therefore, your friend was only lucky that a Farkiller did not see him and shoot him full of arrows.
RE: Orcs
# Mar 27 2005 at 9:05 PM Rating: Default
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Edited, Sun Mar 27 21:07:03 2005
pointless
# Mar 15 2005 at 8:49 PM Rating: Default
out of almost all these pointless post is there any that actually give directions ( i member when i did this there was 30 posts giving really great directions now theres all these stories that no one cares about to read
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# Mar 15 2005 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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the correct well is at the bottom left of the map
where that davoi goo is becarefull it agroes, grab the soul and get a warp 2 tele holla or instant warp cuz u dont wanna try runing out of there withouhgt a stack of prizm and sneak oils trust me lol.

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lvl for squire's test
# Mar 10 2005 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
When i was still lvl 1 i stumbled upon this guy and got the first quest from him, so i guess u don't have to be lvl 10 to start it anymore. I haven't bothered to complete it yet though.
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jelly aggro ><
# Mar 07 2005 at 1:03 PM Rating: Default
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i just got 30 and went to do PLD, so i do the first one np, i get to the falls np, but as im touching the ??? some **** jelly comes and smokes me from behind, so im like oh **** so i ele seal, and try to sleep it but it was attacking too fast for me to sleep the lil **** so i died/delvled and im now omw back to kazham
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RE: jelly aggro ><
# Apr 21 2005 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
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If you were at the Falls....then you took the first left at the river and you were in the completely wrong place anyways....When you hit the river you ignore the first left and take the 2nd..which is just around a corner
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# Mar 06 2005 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
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i just did this with me(30WAR/15THF) and a friend(25WHM/???) from ls he sneaked and invised us we got there no problem but when we got there we had a guest Blubbery Bulge(NM i know nuthin about) friend took the hate while i got the soul i warped out as he died
PLD quest
# Feb 26 2005 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
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part 2 and 3 where a little bit of a pain. but myself, 30BLM/WHM, and a 34RDM/WAR completed it yesterday morning. not too bad. but hat mushy thing next to the well aggro'd us as soon as invisible wore off. so we grab the stuff and i start casting escape to get outta there. then we hear something, boom...a high lvl dragoon was hiding there lol. scared the **** outta me when he appeared. but he killed the blob as we left. not a bad quest though.
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3rd Part
# Feb 26 2005 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
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50Drg/17Whm... just ran through Davoi and not one aggro... everything was too weak. I had fun killing the stuff reguardless. How can stuff be that **** hard to kill when they're too weak? They need to be DC, lol. On my way out as I type this too... and lost, lmao. C'ya.
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RE: 3rd Part
# Mar 15 2005 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Well of course the mobs would be too weak for you if you are lv 50 !
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