The Fanged One (Ranger Flag Quest)  

Start Area: Windurst Woods
Start NPC:Perih Vashai (K - 7)
Type:Job Related
Related Areas:Sauromugue Champaign
Related Mobs:Old Sabertooth
Perih Vashai (K - 7)
Min Level:30
Max Level:75
Reward:Ranger Flag
(Average from 27 ratings)
Title Obtained:The Fanged One
Items Granted:Ranger's Necklace
Last Updated: Wed May 2 06:03:54 2012

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In order to become a truly great hunter, one must be accepted by mother nature. In order for that to happen, one must gain the fang of a tiger, the fanged king. But it does not sound like any old fang will do...


Note: You must be level 30 in order to begin this quest.

Speak to Perih Vashai at (K-7) in Windurst Woods. She wants you to watch an old sabertooth die and bring his bones back to her.

Head to the Sauromugue Champaign. Walk up the hill at (L-8) and find the cave located at (L-10). Three sabertooth tigers roam around outside the cave, so it's probably best to ride a chocobo there and bring a form of warp with you.

Examine the old bones and Old Sabertooth will spawn. Wait for him to die naturally, then examine the bones again to receive the key item: Old Tiger's Fang and bring it back to Perih Vashai and you will be flagged to change jobs to Ranger.

To read transcripts and watch videos from this quest, go to the The Fanged One Spoilers page.

Quest Series

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

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# Dec 14 2008 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I was farming Leeches for my Ruby in Buru, and once I had it I figured I would flag this quest while in Windhurst triggering my SMN quest. Had some time before logging off so I set my HP in Windy, picked up a scroll of instant warp, and choco'ed to Saromugue Champaign. Found the bones, waited, picked up the fang, and warped back. Less then 30 minutes. This was by far the quickest additional job I've unlocked (so far DRK, PLD, BRD, and BST)
# Jan 06 2009 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I Think BST was easier do to not having to go so far.
# Nov 24 2008 at 12:13 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
so cure does not work .... anybody tried Raise it ?

please use Raise III or it will be a young tiger again and have to go to dunes...
Grim Reaper...
# Aug 24 2008 at 5:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I think I'll go visit the Old Tiger as my dark knight, just for that Grim Reaper effect....
# Jul 30 2008 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
879 posts
does the old sabertooth aggro?
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Easy Peasy
# Feb 02 2008 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
easy job to get flagged it Chocobo'd there and went right into the cave hopped off clicked bones watched it die and clicked bones and used scroll of warp to get out. too forever for it to die by itself lol. maybe 3-5 min for me but it died i was sneaked and invis at level 30 whm but i dont think it agros.
Touched bones, killed it, nothing happened
# Nov 24 2007 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
106 posts
I came to the area, clicked the bones, the Old Tiger spawned, I killed him and I got nothing. What am I missing here?

EDIT: I clicked the bones to pop it then waited for it to die. Got the old fang, easy peasy.

Edited, Nov 25th 2007 4:33pm by KAC
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Touched bones, killed it, nothing happened
# Nov 25 2007 at 5:36 AM Rating: Decent
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You dont kill him, ....you jut watch him die
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Help Me Please
# Nov 04 2007 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
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What do you do if you thur out the fang?
# Aug 26 2007 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I just did this quest with my warrior lv 34. Took me 15 min. to get there. Just bring a instant warp scroll and you will be fine
New way?
# Jun 19 2007 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
72 posts
I think Square-Enix changed the way this quest is done. I did it the old fashioned way of waiting for the tiger to die and then touching the bones. But apparently, a new player from LS that uses Xbox 360 sat there for 30 minutes and the old tiger never popped. He then touched the bones and it claimed-popped the tiger.

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Ridiculiously easy...
# Dec 24 2006 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
627 posts
This was just by far the easiest extra job to get, I think the basic jobs are harder, I probably spent more time figuring out what I wanted my main job to be when I first started FFXI then I did getting this job.

I set my HP in Jeuno, took airship to Windy(had my Blm subbed for warp), flagged it. Warped back to Jeuno, grabbed a choco, went to the cave. Waited the five mins or so to let the Tiger die, got my key item. Warped back to Jeuno, took airship to Windy. Got my Ranger, and necklace, warped back to Jeuno, took airship to Basty, and got 6 levels in an hour.

So far it's an extremely fun job though, I didnt think it would be but so far it is. :)

Edited, Dec 24th 2006 9:42am by Nuhnisgodly
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# Nov 01 2006 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
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i know cant cure him :) but i did it to blike sad movie >< cry +cry
# Nov 01 2006 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
it was easy job

i stay in cave ..

when is saw him move around give him Cure IV but cant do aything to help him

went to client

Done. the quest

thanks for info abut the road
Cure won't work.
# Aug 18 2006 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
You can't cure the poor old kitty...

Trivial? Yes... but don't go in there expecting to save some lives.

That kitty is gonna die. Plain and simple.

(Or at least, cures have no effect.)
Very simple
# Aug 13 2006 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I just did this quest since I was in the area for The Holy Crest (Dragoon Flag Quest). I am playing a lvl 36 thf/18 mnk. I took a choco from Jeuno & rode into the back of the cave. There were 3 sabertooths who all read easy prey to me.
Clicked on the bones in the back, watched the old guy die (took screen shots for my LS). Clicked on the bones again. Got the tooth (it's a Key Item btw). Hit flee and ran out then south for Meriphataud Mountains to continue with the Dragoon flag quest. None of the sabertooths aggroed on me. Done in less than 20min. :)
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# Aug 12 2006 at 6:46 AM Rating: Decent
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What i did was go to windy by way of airship and i did the fame quest that you return the item to the guy recieving 500 gil minus the cost of ride 200gil huh i made 300 gil. i went to talk to Vashi, took the airship back to jueno accepting the fame quest to return the dropped item again. making another 300 gil. hopped a chocobo to Sauromugue Champaign. watched the tiger die and then warped back to windy and finished the quest took a total of like 30 minutes. and i made 600 gil of of riding the airship prety much for free.
If you DO kill it...
# May 26 2006 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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If you DO happen to be silly enough to kill the tiger... like I just did. Wait a few minutes and click the bones again and wait for it to die this time. :) You do NOT have to zone to reset the sabertooth.
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You dont have to touch it twice
# Apr 28 2006 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
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ok i just did the quest... chocobo'd into the cave dismounted and touched the bones... I got the key item straight away without having to make the tiger spawn... i dunno maybee i was lucky!
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# Apr 16 2006 at 1:06 AM Rating: Decent
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This quest was so easy. Me=30War/wateva i had as sub at the time. Anywho, i grabbed choco from windy, ran through sarabuta, tahrongi canyon and metithraud mountins (sp?)then i zoned into saromague champain. so i typed in /p <pos> and kept using that everyso often to check that i was on course. i soon realised i had to go up to near the top of saromague champain then turn around to get to the cave. upon getting there, there were three tigers (remember now, choco=no aggro) so i went to the back of the cave, dismounted and clicked "Tiger Bones." the message thing came up, and so i waited. He finally came and then died in front of me. I clicked "Tiger Bones" again and BAM key item recieved: "Old Tigers tooth." Getting out wasnt even a problem for me one tiger was near entrance to cave so when he turned i ran, the other two were having a staring contest or sumthin so i kept to the left and ran past. Then i just ran all the way back to windy. (And i got a new element thingy from Mountains for smn quest). This was all about 5 mins ago and may i say it: {Ranger} {Quest} {easy prey}
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# Apr 12 2006 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
I hate when people post a message about how a mission was so easy and then they do not give any information about what level they were and what they did to accomplish it. :P

I got this quest done last night on my newest character. His 2 highest levels are WAR-30 and BLM-18. So I started out in Windurst (Windy) last night and I went to start the quest as my WAR-30 (sub MNK). After talking to the girl that gives you the quest, I changed to BLM-18 and set my home point to Windy so that I could warp back after getting the tiger fang.

After that I got on a chocobo and being only level 18; it only gives you so much time until you are kicked off of it. I took every short cut I knew and I just barely got in the cave before I lost my chocobo. Then I walked to the back of the cave where I clicked on the bones and then the old tiger spawned.

I did want to test if a level 18 would get agro'ed by the tiger, but I did not. I clearly walked in circles around him taunting him to test that out and I definately did not get agroed by him... although keep in mind that the tigers outside of the cave will surely tear you to shreds if you go running out there.

After the tiger died, I clicked on the bones again, got the fang and warped out of there. I went back to the girl that gives a quest (still as a BLM 18) and she gave me the RNG necklace and said that I could now become a RNG. Therefore you only really need to be level 30 to unlock the quest and from there on it appears that that does not matter.
# Aug 20 2005 at 6:32 PM Rating: Good
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this quest is VERY easy if done with a little thought. i did it as 30THF/10WAR. It took me LESS then 20 minutes

head to Perih Vashal's residence, and talk with her. you WONT get a little box asking if you accept the quest, youl automatically get it. she will ask for the "Fang of the king of the beasts".

Set your HP in windy, at the crystal in windurst woods. grab an instant warp scroll, and ask a whm nicely to give you a Teleport-Mea.

Get a chocobo at mea, and make your way through Meriphataud Mtns. (follow the path for the easiest route through). Sauromuge is in the northwest corner.

to get to the cave, keep to your right when you zone into Sauromuge from Meriphataud. eventually youl be able to go south, UP a slope, go up it and stick to the left wall now.

there is 3 little groves on the left, but the last one is where you want to go. there will be THREE tigers there, and will be rated Tough at level 30. They aggro to SIGHT. head allll the way o the back of the cave, and dismount your chocobo.

examine the bones and see "You hear the roar of a distant tiger", and the tiger will instantly pop at the entrance to the cave claimed. DO NOT KILL IT, YOU MUST WAIT FOR IT TO DIE ON ITS OWN. He will wander back and forth for about 4 minutes, then eventually make his way to the area with the bones. THIS TIGER WILL NOT AGGRO.

when he dies, examine the bones again and obtain a Fang. use that handy little instant warp scroll you brought, warp to windy, and talk to Perih Vashal again to obtain the ability to become a ranger and the Ranger's Necklace.

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RE: rng
# Mar 07 2006 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
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he won't agro?
^^ most excellent, i can complete this while i wait for my ls to regroup for another run to the glaciers.
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RE: rng
# Jan 09 2006 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Nice description, but I went as a 25 DRG and made it in and out within half an hour.
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RE: rng
# Sep 21 2005 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
this is an outstanding description. i would like to add that, when i went through it, i was lvl 30thf/15war. the lions registered decent challenge for me. i defeated one of them, they're difficult, but another aggro'd me, and i soon discovered that you can't flee from them. they're just as fast as a thf using flee.
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# Aug 17 2005 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
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soloed this with rdm44 no problems (nice ***** catz). Thanks for advice
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# Aug 13 2005 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I di this quest easily. I rode my choco through the cave and made the tiger spawn. If u target him u can watch his life go down until he dies. I got the fang and used A scroll of instant waro to get back to Windurst quick. That saved a lot of time.
need help
# Jul 26 2005 at 12:20 AM Rating: Good
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I'm having a problem with the quest and I'm hoping someone might have some insight about it.

I spoke with Perih Vashai when I was just starting ages ago and she said stuff about the ranger code and everything. Now, after level 30, I spoke to her again and she said "Have you hearrrd, adventurer? Our world is once again in an uproarrr." etc

Figuring that I already got the quest erlier, I went to the bones and touched them, and... nothing. I just says "There are many tiger bones here..."

I'm going to go back to windy and talk to perih again, and if the problem is solved I'll post and say so. Otherwise, any insight would be greatly appreciated.
RE: need help
# Jul 26 2005 at 6:20 PM Rating: Good
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I spoke with her again, second time, and I did fortunatly get the quest. Sorry for the spam.
# Jul 06 2005 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Just completed this as 30blm, had some trouble getting on the ledge, just went to the far left. I imagine you can right as well. Easy as pie, the sabers were all out front, no agro and a warp..

mmm pie.
# May 16 2005 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
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i did this as a 60 ninja....
Piece of Cake
# May 10 2005 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
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This is the easiest Advanced Job to earn. I did it completely without aggro as THF30. Take your choco as deep into cave as possible. When I got there, only 3 sabertoothes were out, 1 of which was even outside the cave. the other 2 wandered back and forth, but came no further than the entrance to the large room with the bones. Get off your choco as close to the back wall as possible. From there, examine the bones twice to spawn the Old Tiger, whos already BT to you (wont hit you cuz hes [Too Weak]). From there, just stand in the back and don't get aggro'd by the Tigers, who to me were [Tough]. When he is almost dead the Old Tiger will come back to the room. Examine the bones. Then, either work your way out slowly to dodge aggro, or [Perfect Dodge] => [Flee] to dash to the Meriphitaud Mts.
RE: Piece of Cake
# Jul 04 2005 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I used my Blm to do it teh first time and warped out and my whm to help friends and also warped out with blm sub. If you dont have warp, you can get a scroll of insant warp using Conquest points at a gate guard or your cities consulate.
lvl 15 Warrior
# May 02 2005 at 1:57 PM Rating: Default
I'm currently a lvl 15 Hume Warrior/Monk on Odin server. Working my warrior class to 30 then planning on getting the Ranger advanced job.

I haven't personally tried to obtain the job yet but it doesn't sound half as hard as the Dragoon flag quest nor the Summoner flag quest. Oh come on guys... go here...bring this back...done! You can finish this quest faster than the Dark Knight flag ><.

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#Mianu, Posted: Jun 22 2005 at 8:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) your gonna run yourself out of gil very fast, wait til you have a job 55+ before lvling rnjg seriously
accepting rng quest
# Mar 28 2005 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I talked to Perih Vashai and she did say go witness the life cycle of nature, but that was all that was said. Shouldn't there have been a pop-up box that allowed you to accept the quest? Or is that the way it's supposed to be?

RE: accepting rng quest
# Apr 03 2005 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, it just is that way. The Bard flag quest is the same way if you haven't done it yet as well as a few other quests out there. Simply go to the cave and if you "hear a distance roar" (I believe this is what it said), then you did everything right.
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# Mar 21 2005 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did this solo as a lvl 32 THF.

Took a Choco to the cave and luckily, nobody else was there. Dismounted, checked the bones, and just hung out in the back of the cave waiting for the Old Sabertooth to die.

Sabertooth spawn
# Mar 04 2005 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Just a word of caution when you summon Sabertooth. He will spawn behind you in the cave (towards the opening). I was expecting him to spawn on the bones themselves so I ran back towards the opening of the cave right into his waiting fangs! Thankfully I caught myself in time and ran to the back of the cave. I stood still and even when he came close to me I didn't get aggroed. I am a lv 40PLD/20WAR and got aggroed by all three tigers on the way in. Even though they were "too weak to be worthwhile" to me, they still put up a good fight. I probably would have had some problems if I had tried to fight all three at the same time.

I gave the 3 tigers a wider berth on the way out and didn't get aggroed. Good luck to all you future Rangers out there! =)
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RE: Sabertooth spawn
# Jun 01 2005 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
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spawn point is right but wouldnt matter how close u get to the old tiger it will not aggro u no matter what
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ok heres how u do it
# Feb 18 2005 at 12:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok i just did this solo as lvl 30 war if u do it right no fighting involved. Get a scroll of instant warp. Then choco out to the cave and go all the way inside to the bones. Get off the choco and touch the bones. Stand all the way in farthest corner of cave(get in first person and get all the way in). Then just wait for old guy to die. You will be like right next to bones and when old tiger comes in u will think he gonna aggro u but if u dont move he wont. Just sit there in the farthest corner and dont move. He wont even come into the part by u till he is almost dead anyway so if he does aggro u just kill him. But if u dont move he wont aggro you, so u just watch him die then click the bones and warp out. P.S. you dont even need invis just stand there and dont move and **** ignore you and go about dieing.

**edited for gramar

Edited, Fri Feb 18 00:15:05 2005
# Feb 17 2005 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
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i was trying to do this quest and i died/delvled to 29, can i still do it if ive already accepted the quest?
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# Feb 12 2005 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Just so everyone knows. When Old Sabertooth spawns, he is selectable and can be targeted for attack. If you are impatient, don't attack him or you will have to wait for the respawn timer to kick in. I did it and it took me an extra 10 min ><

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The Old Sabertooth takes 212 points of damage.
The Old Sabertooth falls to the ground.
Sanriku starts the quest over again. ><
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# Aug 08 2005 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I killed it and still completed the quest fine. What's her name wasn't so pleased that I did, but I still got the key item in the cave and unlocked the RNG job.
# Jan 28 2005 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Since some of the comments on here were posted they seem to have changed this so that you click the bones and the Old Sabertooth spawns claimed with his name in red. Total piece of cake for me to do today... chocoed out (even though everything in zone cons as too weak to me now), dismounted choco, clicked bones, invised up... reinvised when it wore and just watched sabertooth's health drop... dropped invis, got the key item and warped outta there.

I think it might have been tougher trying to do this as a level 30 MNK which is when I accepted the quest though.
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RE: changes
# Jul 03 2005 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
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This is best way... if your mage or Tonko-able.
I did with 30War/Nin. Get close... but stayed away from young tigers then used warpscroll as well. Time to level it...
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# Jan 25 2005 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I tryed this RNG quest and i was level 30 and had invis and watched it die but during that time my invis worned off and Sabertooth Tiger came out of no where and killed me during the quest :( do i have to watch him die all over agian or what ???
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RE: Help
# Jan 26 2005 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
yup, that happend to me too. =/
Getting to L-10
# Jan 23 2005 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
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To get to tiger cave on L-10 you have to go north to L-8 and go up the hill, then back to L-10. I'd never been up there before.

Samething everyone else said: If you target the bones and get the "old" tiger fang, the beast just died before you got there... otherwise targeting the bones gets you the msgs stated below about 'he's growling' 'his footsteps are approaching' (paraphrasing).. It was kind of interesting watching the old sabretooth slowly die, i think because you never see anything die natually in this game, only battle... it's life and death and nature and respect for and old tiger, like the quest talks about..

I let a two people who showed up after me on chocos have the fang... invised one so they could run out and the other was a blk who just warped... the tiger first spawned at 22:00 and spawned again at 22:48, etc, very fast. So if someone is waiting there to get it, it's not a long wait.. or it wasn't for me.

I can see how you'd get nervous, tho, if you were waiting and had to use powders and oils to be invise from the younger generation waiting outside to eat you... I stayed well back in the cave, didn't venture out and the old tiger spawned three times and died three times and only one young one came about half way in then turned around.

whm'ing makes this easy quest to do
Too Easy For Me I Think
# Jan 17 2005 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
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When I completed this quest for - Kyrah - I rode a chocobo with my boyfriend to the cave where the old tiger spawns. We dismounted and stood there for only a second. I thought, "What the ****," and clicked the bones and got the item. I warped back to Windurst and completed my quest without ever seeing the tiger.

My guess, it died right as I showed up and disappeared as I was rounding the corner. Oh well...
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New Quest Summary
# Dec 28 2004 at 12:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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It looks as if this quest has changed. I tried to follow what others had experienced before, but the Old Sabertooth was not spawning. Then my chocobo left me and I decided to see if I could just get the key item like others had.

I targetted the bones and got the response, "You hear the distant roar of a tiger. It sounds as if the beast is approaching slowly..." I then targetted the bones again and it said, "The sound of the tiger's footsteps is growing louder." Old Sabertooth then appeared around the corner, spawned red, presumably so that others would not be able to kill him. I waited for his life to go down, glued to the back wall since the other tigers will come pretty deep into the cave, which was about 4 or 5 minutes. When he was ready to die, he came into the room with the bones and died right in front of me. I targetted the bones again and received the key item "Old tiger's fang."
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RE: New Quest Summary
# Jan 09 2005 at 2:47 PM Rating: Good
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Yep Metachaos is right. Did this quest earlier today, happens exactly as he says, the old sabretooth instantly comes after you check the bones for the second time all you have to do is wait till he dies (which happens right on the bones) and then click em again to get your reward of the old fang. Just be careful on the way out those sabretooths are nasty to lvl 30's, at least i had a quick trip back to windy :-D
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RE: New Quest Summary
# Jan 20 2005 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Yup, did it today. As a level 41 Dark Knight, three tigers linked on me, and i died >.< i need help from someone next time lol
RE: New Quest Summary
# Sep 23 2005 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
153 posts
Did this as 46 RDM, and didn't have a bit of trouble
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# Dec 20 2004 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
88 posts
I just did this quest 5 min ago.....I got through the cave on a choco and there was no old tiger. I waited a while and there was nothing there....i had read other peoples posts about not even having to see the tiger. So i got off the choco and touched the pile of bones and nothing happened. I went down the tunnel a lil and saw that there was old tiger with about half life. I waited and he came to me and then he died. I touched the pile of bones again and bam got it. I would use my scroll but my lvl 60 pally friend is comin to get me cuz he needs help with something in Garlaige.
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# Dec 07 2004 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Okay, I went via chocobo to the tiger's cave. Old Kittyface hadn't spawned yet, so, I hung around, hoping my chocobo didn't leave me. Those Sabertooths patrolling around were more than terrifying.

Old Sabertooth spawned, so, I targeted him and had my chocobo follow him around. He had reached the halfway point of death when chocobo left me. Well, Old doesn't aggro, so, I just kept him targeted and watched his energy go down little by little. Once he was dead, I ran to the back of the cave and clicked on the bones. I got a fang and, too excited to notice WHAT kind of fang it was, I insta warped back to Windurst.

I traded the fang to the chieftainess, and she asked me why I'd killed it, or, something like that, and that it was meaningless to explain the fang's meaning to me. I was horrified to realize I'd gotten a normal, BLACK TIGER FANG from the pile instead of the key item OLD TIGER FANG. Furious, I talked to her about five more times and got the same message.

So, I got another insta warp, and headed on back to the cave to try again. There was someone farming here. I asked her to please leave the Old Tiger alone. I'm not sure if she was japanese or english or what, but, she left him alone. I've been stuck in that cave for about three days now, watching him die, and checking the bones. Only getting 'there are many tiger bones here...' now.

So, I decided, just recently, to try and go back to town and see if she'd say something different, so I could try again.

Scrolling through my items, about to insta warp, I was suddenly brutally slaughtered by tigers and de-levelled down to 29.

I'm going to go back to kazham later and level back up.

Once I do, I'm going to try this quest again. Now, can anyone tell me what I did wrong?
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# Nov 28 2004 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
1,182 posts
I completed this quest today.

I showed up, and the area surrounding the cave was empty. I went in, and the tiger was already dead, all I found was a pile of bones which produced the key item. I never even saw the mob, but it sure worked out well for me.

Also, sneak/invis on the way out if you're around 30 by yourself. When I left the cave, three tigers had spawned and aggro'ed me on the way out causing a very prompt death. Oh well, it was a quick trip back to Windurst if nothing else.
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# Nov 10 2004 at 2:10 AM Rating: Excellent
752 posts
I got there and saw the Tiger when I got there. It took about 15 minutes for him to start dieing. Its pretty obvious when he does as is HP drops rather fast. Think mimic poison on a level 65.

So I see his start to dye and 2 high levels arrive as he is at 1/2. I say please don't kill it and of course a level ~65 DRK wastes it and then they are surprised that the fang is not there. He was there to help his friend get the quest done but he just messed it up for both of us. None of us got a fang. I was there for a while so It was not becasue of the proximity issue.

Anyways I got a PT invite and I left the are rather ******* After I accepted the invite I get a tell from the DRK stating that the tiger just popped again. I tell my incomplete PT that I'm going back. I get there and the tiger has been dead for a while becasue it took me a while to get there. The DRK was nice enough to kill all in my way to get there, but it took a lot of time. I was aftaid that I'd not get it becasue I did not actually see it die or for that matter I was not even close when it did. Anyways, long story short I got in eventually and I got my fang even though I did not see it drop.

My recommendation is that you tell anyone farming there that you are there for the quest. People farm these tigers and the old one will link when it sees another tiger getting attacked. So your best bet is to politely ask people to let you get your drop before they get the changce to ***** you over unwittingly.

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Very easy
# Nov 05 2004 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
This was the most easiest adv. job quest I've done.(Along with BRD) I took a bird to the cave, typed /follow on the old tiger while on my bird and when he died I ran to the rocks, jumped off, got the item. Then warped out.
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# Nov 01 2004 at 3:54 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Did this as a 44Sam, got to the back of the cave, got off choco, checked bones, item was right there waiting for me, walked out, never seen "old tiger"
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# Oct 28 2004 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts

Edited, Thu Oct 28 18:48:22 2004
RE: Problem
# Oct 28 2004 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts

Edited, Thu Oct 28 18:48:10 2004
# Oct 28 2004 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
I am at the end of the quest, but whenever i talk to Perih she says my inventory is full. I checked my inventory and i only have 16 items. Anyone know what the problem is?
RE: Problem
# Nov 05 2004 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
If you have a Ranger Necklace already that might be your problem... Gotten through purchase frm bazaar or something. Can't remember if it is Ex or not a the moment so I meh...
key item
# Oct 10 2004 at 4:48 PM Rating: Default
164 posts
I'm wanting Ranger so badly that I decided to try getting the fang to hold onto it until I reached level 30, unlock the job then. I didn't realize that it's a key item. As such, you can't find it unless you've unlocked the quest first. Just wanted to mention this in case other people want it as badly as I. :-\
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RE: key item
# Oct 23 2004 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
164 posts
Yay! I got it! I'm thinking that you just need not be the blade that kills the beast. I was one of three people waiting, and someone killed the tiger. We all got the fang, since none of us engaged it. :-)

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# Sep 27 2004 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Both times i have come to get the fang the place was camped by a japanese mage who didn't speak any english. I waited like five spawn and every time the mage attacked the tigers and there went my chance at the fang.
# Aug 19 2004 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
185 posts
i am really lucky because i will have a lvl 75 friend helping me do the quest. ^^ gotta love those guys. ^^ ^^ ^^.
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# Dec 13 2004 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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lvl 75?? While you have him you should do a hard quest. That's super ultra uber overkill for this one. You choco to the spot, watch him die, get off choco, click bones, warp back, done.
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Easy quest
# Aug 05 2004 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
This is a very easy quest but only sometime.
If you are unlucky you get out there and there are like 4 Sabertooth Tiger.
So i was afraid to get off my Chocobo to get the Fang.
But luckily i had invis and sneak to get away when there was less sabertooths.
But all in all this is a EXTREMELY simple quest and worth it.

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