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#1 Oct 15 2005 at 3:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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Level caps
Currently available level cap for your NPC is 65. There are 3 level cap quests:
51-55 - Diederik (Selbina)
56-60 - Luto Mewrilah (Upper Jeuno)
61-65 - Luto Mewrilah (Upper Jeuno)

Picture Perfect (raising your level cap to 55)
Summary: Diederik has lost a painting ordered by a valued customer. He wants you to help him earn time or get a new painting before anyone notices.
Prerequisities: Enough NPC Bond.

You DON'T have to complete Promyvion quest, you have to complete "A Pose By Any Other Name" (Angelica, Windurst Waters, 2nd Floor of Rarab's Tail).

You have to have your Signal Pearl with you!!!! (equipped)

1. Talk to Diederik in Selbina (near the shore, not far away from the subjob NPC)
2. Choose to either go to Bastok (Umberto) or to Windurst (Angelica) - you NPC will always take another city.
a) Bastok Markets - Umberto (left of the Harmodios's Music)
b) Windurst Waters - Angelica (2nd Floor of Rarab's Tail)

3. After talking to Umberto - grab a "Pickaxe" (Boytz in Bastok Mines sells them) and go to Korroloka Tunnel and find an "Excavation Point". Use your Pickaxe to dig up the "Bal Shell". Give it to Umberto.

4. Go back to Selbina and talk to Diederik.

5. Go to Castle Oztroja, through Brass Door @ I-8 (levers) go up to I-9 and head east to courtyard. Proceed east until you get to Brass Door (I-8). Click it for CS, click it again to enter. Examine ??? to fight Yagudo Muralist (~50-52lvl, BLM type). Defeat it and talk to your NPC. Examine ??? again to get a key item (Opalescent Stone).

6. Go to Angelica (Windurst Waters) and talk to her

7. Go back to Umberto (Bastok Markets) and talk to him

Your NPC is now able to reach lvl55, congratulations!
Title gained: Team Player

Regaining Trust (raising your level cap to 60)
Summary: Your adventuring fellow is in the hospital after being attacked by a monster in Qufim. You should go make sure your friend is not too badly hurt.

Look below!

Mixed Signals (raising your level cap to 65)
Summary: Your adventuring fellow is acting strangely. Talk to Luto to see what you can find out.

Look below!


Luto's Quests

Past Reflections
Summary: Luto wants you to search the Optistery library in Windurst for a book that can help her repair the broken mirror.

You can start it at any level of NPC.

1. Talk to Luto Mewrilah (Upper Jeuno, G-8)
2. Go to Tosuka-Porika in Windurst Opistery (Windurst Waters, G-8) and talk to him
4. Gather all items:
- Bison Steak,
- San d'Orian Tea,
- Icecap Rolanberry,
- White Bread,
- Whitefish Stew,
- Windurst Salad.
And trade them to Tosuka Porika.

5. Go back to Upper Jeuno and talk to Luto Mewrilah again.

6. Go to Port Jeuno and talk to Khumo Daramasteh near the Kazham airship entrance (J-8).

Congratulations - quest complete. Your bonds with your NPC strengthen.

Blighted Gloom
Summary: Luto has asked you to locate a special metal that can be used to repair the broken mirror. According to her research, this substance can only be found inside an extremely rare species of slime.
Prerequisities: Enough NPC bond

1. Talk to Luto after you have enough NPC relationship (possible when there's a new option for headgear)
2. Luto will send you to 1 of 3 possible destinations:
- Ordelle's Caves
- Ranguemont Pass
- Korroloka Tunnel

Ordelle's Caves
Zone into Ordelle's caves from F-7 entrance in La Theine Plateau. Head south to the Path that ends at G-4 on the first map. Then head to I-5 on the 2nd map to find a ??? point.

Korroloka Tunnel
??? found at F-9/10 on the second map - this is the map that contains the tunnel full of Bogy mobs that leads to the NIN quest leeches.

Ranguemont Pass
The ??? is located at (I-9) on top of a small rock.

3. Click it to spawn the slime NM. Your NPC will appear to fight with you just like in the first limit quest. Very easy fight. NPC hit it for 71 damage when it spawned and that took away 9% of its health, so only has around 750-850 HP. Can be killed with 1 tier IV spell

4. Talk to your npc, then check the ??? point again to receive the key item "Vitrallum".

5. Return to Upper Jeuno for a cutscene with Luto.

6. Head to King Ranperre's Tomb and zone out into Jugner Forest. Head east for a little bit until you find a ???. Click it for a cutscene.
Congratulations! Bonds between you and your NPC strengthen! After that - you can choose another headgear for your NPC at Rendezvous Point.

Regaining Trust
Summary: Your adventuring fellow is in the hospital after being attacked by a monster in Qufim. You should go make sure your friend is not too badly hurt.

Prerequisities: Enough NPC bond

1. Talk to Luto after you have enough NPC affinity

2. Talk to Monberaux (Upper Jeuno, Infirmary, G-10)

3. Talk to Luto

4. Examine "Giant Footprint" in Qufim Island (E-6)

5. Kill NM gigas Ingaevon - pretty easy one, about lv.53-55, 3000 HP

6. Talk to your NPC

7. Talk to Luto

8. Talk to Monberaux

Congratulations! Your NPC level limit is now 60!
Title gained: Worthy of Trust

Chameleon Capers
Summary: A friend of Luto has used a magical costume kit to change into a child, but now he can't return to his original form. Luto wants you to help find a way to change him back.

Prerequisities: Enough NPC affinity

1. Talk to Luto Mewrilah (Upper Jeuno, G-8)

2. Head to Ru'Lude Gardens and talk to Muhoho (H-7, Taru chick in Iron Musketeer's on the upper balcony of the palace)

3. Head to Bastok Mines and talk to Gelzerio (H-7, Galka at the counter of Boytz' Knickknacks store) for a cutscene

4. Head to Windurst Waters and talk to Chamama (F-10, at the Rarab Tail Hostelry) and you'll receive the key item Dust of Reversion

5. Go back to Jeuno and talk to Luto for yet another cutscene

6. Go to Delkfutt's Tower, and inspect a ??? at J-9 of the first floor for a cutscene. Check another ??? at I-5 for another cutscene. Head back to the first ??? and check it again, which will spawn a pot NM "Illusory Pot".

NM is VERY easy... NPC does 140-170 a hit to it at level 58. Total NM's HP is ~1800.

7. Once the pot is defeated, speak to your NPC, then inspect the ??? once more.

8. After a cutscene you are given the choice of three Tactics Manuals:
*** Tactics Manual of Endurance (new healing technique - Soothing Healer)
*** Tactics Manual of Fortitude (new tanking technique - Stalwart Shield)
*** Tactics Manual of Might (new fighting technique - Fierce Attacker)

The Tactics Manuals are actually Rare items which CAN be Bazaar'd and traded.

To use the manual, just talk to your NPC at the Rendezvouz Point with it in your inventory. When you talk at the Rendezvous Point again, the new job is available to select from the job style menu.

When your NPC learns the new job, YOU DO NOT LOSE THE MANUAL. Therefore find other people with different manuals, trade, and unlock all three new jobs!

Also, at the same time my NPC has a 4th headgear choice (checked before completing quest)

Blessed Radiance
Summary: Palometa still lies in cursed slumber. You must find a way to save her!

1. Talk to Luto to get the initial cutscene.

2. Head to the Lower Jeuno Spire Inn(Tenshodo) and click on the first door(usually locked) on your left, across from the vendor.

3. Buy a hatchet, sickle and pickaxe from AH or vendors, and collect the three key items from:
- Maze of Shakrami (use Pickaxe on Excavation Point (random locations)
- Giddeus (use Sickle on Harvesting Point)
- Jugner Forest (use Hatchet on Logging Point)

You MUST have your npc out at the time you attempt to harvest/log/whatever, and you will get the key item on the first swing.

4. After you have collected all 3 key items, head to Beaucedine Glacier and go to a small lake in the upper left corner of J-7. Click the "Mirror Pond" for a cutscene(no fighting)

5. Head back to the Spire Inn and click the door for a cs

6. Head back to Luto for the final cs

The bonds between you and your adventuring fellow strengthen!


Mirror Images
Summary: Save Palometa from her mysterious captor.

1. Talk to Luto

2. Prepare for level 50 capped fight and go to Qu-Bia Arena in Fei'Yin

Some info:
- you CAN'T use Sleeping Potions / Opo-Opo Necklace for TP gain (it will reset to 0%)
- you CAN'T use Reraise Hairpin (it will wear off)
- you CAN use your subjob in this fight
- set your NPC to Stalwart Shield / Shield to negate the effects of Blighted Gloom - stand BEHIND your NPC when you see Blighted Gloom approaching
- your opponent has about 3500 HP
3. Kill the opponent :)

4. Talk to Luto

5. Click on the door in Neptune's Spire

The bonds between you and your adventuring fellow strengthen!

Mixed Signals
Summary: Your adventuring fellow is acting strangely. Talk to Luto to see what you can find out.

Prerequisities: Enough NPC Affinity & NPC @ level >55

1. Talk to Ratoto (I-10, Upper Jeuno)

2. Talk to Luto

3. Talk to Raimbroy (E-8, Southern San d'Oria)

4. Talk to Luto

5. Go to Qulun Dome, pass the room with Ruby Quadav (true hear), go to the room with water in it, find ??? and click it.

6. Talk to Luto

Congratulations! Your NPC level limit is now 65!

You will also receive a homemade food from your NPC. Check your Type number below (in NPC Headgear section) - and see what you get:

 
+------+------------+---------------------+ 
| Type | Homemade   | Effect (30 minutes) | 
+------+------------+---------------------+ 
|   1  | Cheese     | HP+10, Defence +40  | 
|   2  | Steak      | STR+1               | 
|   3  | Gelato     | INT+1               | 
|   4  | Bread      | AGI+1               | 
|   5  | Risotto    | MND+1               | 
|   6  | Rice ball  | DEX+1               | 
|   7  | Herbal Tea | CHR+1               | 
|   8  | Stew       | VIT+1               | 
|   9  | Salad      | MP+10               | 
+------+------------+---------------------+ 


Promyvion quest
Prerequsities: Past Reflections & enough NPC relationship

1. Summon your NPC at Rendezvous Point and use "Let's talk about quests" option until you get a message about Emptiness.

2. Go to any Promyvion and click on Rendezvous Point at the start of Promyvion to summon your NPC.

3. You have 45 minutes with your NPC (you don't have to call him with your Signal Pearl) to find "???".

Locations of NPC ???s:
 
+-------+------+------+-----------+------+ 
|Floor: | 1st  | 2nd  |    3rd    | 4th  | 
+-------+------+------+-----------+------+ 
| Holla | H-7  | G-8  | E-6, L-5  | L-11 | 
| Dem   | J-12 | E-9  | F-6, G-12 | K-8  | 
| Mea   | F-4  | F-10 | E-7, K-9  | I-5  | 
+-------+------+------+-----------+------+


4. When you kill mobs in Promyvion your NPC will gather experience. The experience Formula is:
 
EXP gained after completing quest = Floor EXP + n*40 
   n - number of mobs killed). 
   Floor EXP: 
     - floor 1 - 300 
     - floor 2 - 500 
     - floor 3 - 750 
     - floor 4 - 1000 

For example:
If you kill one mob on floor one, and click on ???, your NPC will gain 340 experience points.

If you kill 10 mobs and click on ??? on floor 3 your NPC will gain:

Exp = 750 + (10 * 40) = 1150 experience points

4. When you find it - click it. Your NPC will get experience and you will have to option to warp back to entrance.

5. Go back to any city Rendezvous Point and call your NPC

6. Get a new item - Tactics Pearl which will allow you to summon your NPC every 10 minutes! It only has 4 charges though...

Tactics Pearl
Description: A magical pearl that allows you to send a code to your adventuring fellow. Unlike a linkpearl, it is worn on the ear.
Level: 5 Rare/Ex
Enchantment: Signal
<Max Charges: 4 / Equip Delay: 30s / Reuse Timer: 10m>

After you use it you can call out your NPC in the same way as you use Signal Pearl. Your NPC stays the same amount of time and you can kill the same amount of mobs (20) in one session.

You can get a Tactics Pearl once a week (resets after Tally) - you must drop the pearl before you can get the new one. Then you have to repeat the Promyvion quest. Dropping your Tactical Pearl doesn't worsen your NPC affinity.

Weapon upgrades

 
+------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+ 
| Hand-2-Hand            | Dagger                 | Sword                  | 
|---+--------------------+---+--------------------+---+--------------------+ 
| 1 | Cesti          (1) | 1 | Bronze Dagger   (1)| 1 | Bronze Sword   (1) | 
| 2 | Bronze Knucks  (5) | 2 | Brass Dagger    (1)| 2 | Spatha         (7) | 
| 3 | Baghnakhs     (24) | 3 | Baselard       (18)| 3 | Scimitar       (9) | 
| 4 | Claws         (30) | 4 | Kukri          (20)| 4 | Longsword     (18) | 
| 5 | Katars        (33) | 5 | Kris           (27)| 5 | Tuck          (23) | 
| 6 | Patas         (48) | 6 | Bone Knife     (46)| 6 | Tulwar        (43) | 
| 7 | Jamadhars     (61) | 7 | Darksteel Knife(53)| 7 | Schlaeger     (55) | 
+------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+ 
| Great Sword            | Axe                    | Great Axe              | 
|---+--------------------+---+--------------------+---+--------------------+ 
| 1 | Claymore      (10) | 1 | Bronze Axe     (1) | 1 | Butterfly Axe  (5) | 
| 2 | 2hnd Sword    (20) | 2 | Brass Axe      (8) | 2 | Greataxe      (12) | 
| 3 | Inferno Sword (27) | 3 | Battleaxe     (20) | 3 | Hydro Axe     (12) | 
| 4 | Falx          (33) | 4 | War Pick      (31) | 4 | Voulge        (31) | 
| 5 | Myth. Claymore(36) | 5 | Mythril Axe   (37) | 5 | Twicer        (31) | 
| 6 | Great Sword   (41) | 6 | Tabar         (43) | 6 | Heavy Axe     (34) | 
| 7 | Ram-Dao       (59) | 7 | Mythril Pick  (50) | 7 | Hydro Cutter  (34) | 
+------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+ 
| Scythe                 | Polearm                | Katana                 | 
|---+--------------------+---+--------------------+---+--------------------+ 
| 1 | Bronze Zaghnal  (1)| 1 | Harpoon        (1) | 1 | Kunai          (1) | 
| 2 | Brass Zaghnal  (10)| 2 | Bronze Spear   (7) | 2 | Wakizashi      (7) | 
| 3 | Scythe         (18)| 3 | Spear         (24) | 3 | Ganko         (20) | 
| 4 | Zaghnal        (20)| 4 | Lance         (34) | 4 | Busuto        (26) | 
| 5 | Mythril Scythe (40)| 5 | Halberd       (36) | 5 | Kodachi       (32) | 
| 6 | Mythril Zaghnal(42)| 6 | Mythril Lance (48) | 6 | Sakurafubuki  (43) | 
| 7 | Mandiblr Sickle(46)| 7 | Kamayari      (52) | 7 | Kabutowari    (61) | 
+------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+ 
| Great Katana           | Club                   | Staff                  | 
|---+--------------------+---+--------------------+---+--------------------+ 
| 1 | Uchigatana     (12)| 1 | Bronze Hammer  (4) | 1 | Ash Staff      (1) | 
| 2 | Nodachi        (16)| 2 | Brass Hammer   (5) | 2 | Holly Staff    (5) | 
| 3 | Kanesada       (26)| 3 | Willow Wand    (9) | 3 | Holly Pole    (16) | 
| 4 | Ashura         (36)| 4 | Brass Rod     (12) | 4 | Spiked Club   (25) | 
| 5 | Hosodachi      (37)| 5 | Bone Cudgel   (27) | 5 | Oak Staff     (39) | 
| 6 | Mikazuki       (44)| 6 | Bone Rod      (43) | 6 | Oak Pole      (40) | 
| 7 | Kiku-Ichimonji (51)| 7 | Darksteel Mace(57) | 7 | Quarterstaff  (45) |    
+------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+ 
| Shield                 |  
|---+--------------------+ 
| 1 | Lauan Shield    (1)| 
| 2 | Shell Shield    (7)| 
| 3 | Aspis           (9)| 
| 4 | Mah. Shield    (20)| 
| 5 | Kite Shield    (28)| 
| 6 | Targe          (31)| 
| 7 | Heater Shield  (43)| 
+---+--------------------+ 
 
Please have in mind that NPC may use AoE Weapon Skills. These weapons have them: 
+---------------+------------------+- ---------+ 
|  Weapon       | Weapon Skill     | NPC Level | 
+---------------+------------------+-----------+ 
| Hand-to-Hand  | Spinning Attack  |    49     | 
| Dagger        | Cyclone          |    41     | 
| Sword         | Circle Blade     |    49     |  
| Great Sword   | Shockwave        |    49     | 
| Scythe        | Spinning Scythe  |    41     |  
| Staff         | Earth Crusher    |    30     | 
+---------------+------------------+-----------+ 

NPC Bond
Similar to Fame, your Bond with your Adventuing Fellow can be strengthened.
- Each time you use your Signal Pearl or Tactics Pearl you increase your Adventuring Fellow Bond (+1)
- Calling your Adventuring Fellow at a Rendezvous Point increases your Adventuring Fellow Bond (+1)

- You can also increase your Adventuring Fellow Bond by completing the following quests:
 
- Past Reflections  
- Blighted Gloom  
- Chameleon Capers 
- Blessed Radiance 
- Mirror Images 

The strength of your bond will make new weapon upgrades available to your Adventuring Fellow, will allow you to increase your Adventuring Fellow's level cap, will allow for additional headgear options and increase the time that your Adventuring Fellow will fight by your side.

Here's the summary of NPC bond levels:
 
+----------+------+------+---------+-------+-------+------------------------+-------+------+  
|   Level  | Mobs | Time | Weapon  | Head  | Lock  | Quest & Other          | Level | Bond |  
| of bond  |      |      | upgrade | equip | equip |                        | cap   | cap  |  
+----------+------+------+---------+-------+-------+------------------------+-------+------+  
|      00  |   15 | 45m  |         |       |       |                        |       |      |  
|      05  |   15 | 45m  |         |       |       | Combat style selection |       |      |  
|      10  |   15 | 45m  |    1    |       |       |                        |       |      |  
|      15  |   15 | 45m  |         |       |       |                        |       |      |  
|      20  |   15 | 45m  |    2    |       |       |                        |       |      |    
|      25  |   15 | 50m  |         |       |       |                        |       |      |  
|      30  |   20 | 55m  |         |   1   |       | Past Reflection        |       | →50 |  
+----------+------+------+---------+-------+-------+------------------------+-------+------+  
|      35  |   20 | 55m  |         |       |       | Emptiness investigation|       |      |  
|      40  |   20 | 60m  |    3    |       |       | Picture Perfect        |  ↑55 |      |  
|      45  |   20 | 65m  |         |   2   |       | Blighted Gloom         |       | →70 |  
|      50  |   20 | 65m  |    4    |       |       |                        |       |      |  
+----------+------+------+---------+-------+-------+------------------------+-------+------+  
|      55  |   20 | 65m  |         |   3   |       | Regaining Trust        |  ↑60 |      |  
|      60  |   20 | 70m  |    5    |       |   1   |                        |       |      |  
|      65  |   20 | 70m  |         |   4   |       | Chameleon Capers       |       |      |  
|      70  |   25 | 75m  |         |       |       | Blessed Radiance       |       | →90 |  
+----------+------+------+---------+-------+-------+------------------------+-------+------+  
|      75  |   25 | 75m  |         |   5   |   2   |                        |       |      |  
|      80  |   25 | 80m  |         |       |       | Mixed Signals          |  ↑65 |      |  
|      85  |   25 | 80m  |         |       |       | Mirror Images          |       | →120|  
|      90  |   25 | 80m  |    6    |   6   |       |                        |       |      |  
+----------+------+------+---------+-------+-------+------------------------+-------+------+  
|      95  |   25 | 80m  |         |       |   3   |                        |       |      |  
|     100  |   25 | 85m  |         |       |       |                        |       |      |  
|     105  |   25 | 85m  |         |   7   |       |                        |       |      |  
|     110  |   25 | 85m  |    7    |       |       |                        |       |      |  
|     115  |   25 | 85m  |         |   8   |       |                        |       |      |  
|     120  |   30 | 90m  |         |       |       |                        |       |      |  
+----------+------+------+---------+----------------------------------------+-------+------+ 



Currently the only known way to decrease your Adventuring Fellow Bond is by dropping your Signal Pearl.

In other words, don't drop your Signal Pearl if you want anything new with your NPC.


NPC Experience Table
Here's the experience table for your NPC.
(taken from: http://ff11.s111.xrea.com/index.php?Fellowship)

First - mob exp table:
 
 +--------------+-----------------------------------+ 
 |              |           Level of NPC            | 
 |              +-----+-------+-------+-------+-----+ 
 |              |  30 | 31-50 | 51-55 | 56-60 | 61- | 
 +-----------+--+-----+-------+-------+-------+-----+ 
 |           | 0|                100                | 
 |           |--+-----+---------------+-------------+ 
 |           |+1| 120 |      125      |     130     | 
 |           |--+-----+---------------+-------------+ 
 |           |+2| 140 |      150      |     160     | 
 |           |--+-----+-------+-------+-------------+ 
 |  Level    |+3| 160 |       |         200         |  
 |difference |--+-----+       +-------+-------------+ 
 |           |+4|     |       |       |      240    | 
 |           |--|     |  200  |       +-------+-----+ 
 |           |+5| 200 |       |  250  |       | 280 |  
 |           |--|     |       |       |  250  +-----+ 
 |           |+6|     |       |       |       | 300 | 
 +-----------+--+-----+-------+-------+-------+-----+ 

Level table:
 
Lv.   Exp  Mobs| Lv.   Exp  Mobs| Lv.   Exp   Mobs 
--------------------------------------------------- 
30→31 5800 29  | 40→41 6800 34  | 50→51 7800  39  
31→32 5900 30  | 41→42 6900 35  | 51→52 8000  32  
32→33 6000 30  | 42→43 7000 35  | 52→53 9200  37  
33→34 6100 31  | 43→44 7100 36  | 53→54 10400 42  
34→35 6200 31  | 44→45 7200 36  | 54→55 11600 47  
35→36 6300 32  | 45→46 7300 37  | 55→56 12800 52  
36→37 6400 32  | 46→47 7400 37  | 56→57 14000 56  
37→38 6500 33  | 47→48 7500 38  | 57→58 15200 61  
38→39 6600 33  | 48→49 7600 38  | 58→59 16400 66  
39→40 6700 34  | 49→50 7700 39  | 59→60 17600 71  
 
60→61 18800 76 | 65→66 26000 87 | 70→71 34000 114  
61→62 20000 67 | 66→67 27500 92 | 71→72 36000 120  
62→63 21500 72 | 67→68 29000 97 | 72→73 38000 127  
63→64 23000 77 | 68→69 30500 102| 73→74 40000 134  
64→65 24500 82 | 69→70 32000 107| 74→75 42000 140  


NPC Armor

Guide by Claodo
(original version)

The following is a guide to the ideal conditions to controlling the change in your NPC's equipment, this does not mean it is not possible to change your armor without following every single step. I spent the past couple weeks straight summoning my NPC in order to get armor I wanted for it and I have finally figured out the formula. Pretty much anything for the NPC can be found on Alla or some other site, this was the only info on NPC I could not find anywhere else and desperately needed.

Basic Armor info

First off, here is the NPC progression chart you need..

 
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 
| WINDURST                                                                    | 
+----+------------------+----------------+----------------+-------------------+ 
|Rank| Body             | Hands          | Legs           | Feet              | 
+----+------------------+----------------+----------------+-------------------+ 
|  1 | Doublet          | Gloves         | Brais          | Gaiters           | 
|  2 | Trader's Saio    | Trader's Cuffs | Trader's Slops | Trader's Pigaches | 
|  3 | Seer's Tunic     | Seer's Mitts   | Seer's Slacks  | Seer's Pumps      | 
|  4 | Gambison         | Bracers        | Hose           | Socks             | 
|  5 | Wool Robe        | Wool Cuffs     | Wool Slops     | Chestnut Sabots   | 
|  6 | Holy Breastplate | Cuffs          | Slops          | Ash Clogs         | 
|  7 | Tct.Mgc. Coat    | Tct.Mgc. Cuffs | Tct.Mgc. Slops | Tct.Mgc. Pigaches | 
|  8 | Earth Doublet    | Silk Mitts     | Silk Slacks    | Silk Pumps        | 
|  9 | Austere Robe     | Austere Cuffs  | Austere Slops  | Austere Sabots    | 
| 10 | Noble's Tunic    | Noble's Mitts  | Noble's Slacks | Noble's Pumps     | 
+----+------------------+----------------+----------------+-------------------+ 
 
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 
| SAN D'ORIA                                                                  | 
+----+------------------+----------------+----------------+-------------------+ 
|Rank| Body             | Hands          | Legs           | Feet              | 
+----+------------------+----------------+----------------+-------------------+ 
|  1 | Scale Mail       | Scale Fng. Gnt.| Scale Cuisses  | Scale Greaves     | 
|  2 | Breastplate      | Gauntlets      | Cuisses        | Plate Leggings    | 
|  3 | Mtl. Breastplate | Mythril Gauntl.| Mythril Cuisses| Mythril Leggings  | 
|  4 | Eisenbrust       | Eisenhentzes   | Eisendiechlings| Eisenschuhs       | 
|  5 | Cpc. Breastplate | Cpc. Gauntlets | Iron Cuisses   | Iron Greaves      | 
|  6 | Gold Cuirass     | Gold Gauntlets | Gold Cuisses   | Gold Sabatons     | 
|  7 | Hara-Ate         | Kote           | Haidate        | Sune-Ate          | 
|  8 | Scp. Breastplate | Scp. Gauntlets | Steel Cuisses  | Steel Greaves     | 
|  9 | Darksteel Cuirass| Dst. Gauntlets | Darksteel Cuis.| Dst. Sabatons     | 
| 10 | Adaman Cuirass   | Adaman Gauntl. | Adaman Cuisses | Adaman Sabatons   | 
+----+------------------+----------------+----------------+-------------------+ 
 
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 
| BASTOK                                                                      | 
+----+------------------+----------------+----------------+-------------------+ 
|Rank| Body             | Hands          | Legs           | Feet              | 
+----+------------------+----------------+----------------+-------------------+ 
|  1 | Lizard Jerkin    | Lizard Gloves  | Lizard Trousers| Lizard Ledelsens  | 
|  2 | Chainmail        | Chain Mittens  | Chain Hose     | Greaves           | 
|  3 | Coral Scale Mail | Coral Fng. Gnt | Coral Cuisses  | Coral Greaves     | 
|  4 | Kenpogi          | Tekko          | Sitabaki       | Kyahan            | 
|  5 | Shade Harness    | Shade Mittens  | Shade Tights   | Shade Leggings    | 
|  6 | Banded Mail      | Mufflers       | Breeches       | Sollerets         | 
|  7 | Raptor Jerkin    | Raptor Gloves  | Raptor Trousers| Raptor Ledelsens  | 
|  8 | Shinobi Gi       | Shinobi Tekko  | Shinobi Hakama | Shinobi Kyahan    | 
|  9 | Ryl.Kgt. Chainm. | Ryl.Kgt. Muffl.| Ryl.Kgt. Brches| Ryl.Kgt. Sollerets| 
| 10 | Gavial Mail      | Gavial Fng. Gnt| Gavial Cuisses | Gavial Greaves    | 
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+----+------------------+----------------+----------------+-------------------+ 
|Rank| Body             | Hands          | Legs           | Feet              | 
+----+------------------+----------------+----------------+-------------------+ 
|  1 | Starting Gear    | Starting Gear  | Starting Gear  | Starting Gear     | 
|  2 | Choc. Jack Coat  | Fsh. Gloves    | Vagabond's Hose| Field Boots       | 
|  3 | Bronze Harness   | -              | Bronze Subligar| Solea             | 
|  4 | Racial Gear      | Racial Gear    | Racial Gear    | Racial Gear       | 
|  5 | Blue Cotehardie  | Chocobo Gloves | Fsherman's Hose| Vagabond's Boots  | 
|  6 | Scorpion Harness | Crpntr's Gloves|                | -                 | 
|  7 | Justaucorps      | Battle Bracers | Battle Hose    | Battle Boots      | 
|  8 | Coral Harness    | Coral Mittens  | Coral Subligar | Coral Leggings    | 
|  9 | Cardinal Vest    | Mitts          | Slacks         | Shoes             | 
| 10 | Demon's Harness  | Bronze Mittens | Vir Subligar?  | Bronze Leggings   | 
+----+------------------+----------------+----------------+-------------------+


Armor will change every single time you summon your NPC assuming you Kill untill max kills and do not let your timer run out (lvl of mob does not matter). You can kill lv1 mobs in the beginner areas and your armor will still change.

In order to ensure a higher probability of your armor changing along the proper path instead of reseting, you must fulfill the following each summon..

1) Kill max kills  
2) Kill in the region controll you want the armor of.  
  (ex: kill in Windy controlled Sarutabaruta to get Windy 
   armor.)  
3) You can NOT level your NPC anywhere else. (ex: if you  
   have lvl 5 windy armor and you level in any non windy  
   control area like sandy, your armor resets to lv1 sandy)  
4) Region should not only be region controlled, but also  
   have matching dominant power. 


Here is where it gets a little more complicated. Each of your 4 armor pieces (head can not change by leveling) is on it's own separate path. So if you have lvl 5 windy body and next day you level in sandy, you could get lucky and your hand piece might change to lvl 1 sandy, or you could be unlucky and your body will revert back to lvl 1 sandy.

Adv Armor info - Fashionable Equipment - The Lock Method

It will be nearly impossible to have complete control of your armor at lower NPC affinity. As you progress, you will obtain the option to "lock" one single armor piece. This will allow you to unlock your armor when you are in the correct region to ensure your armor levels correctly, and "lock" your armor for the times you wish to summon your NPC outside of it's armor's region. This will become even handier later on because you will get more and more lock options. Once you obtain your third armor lock, you can then lock all pieces but the one you wish to change.

Your NPC will initially ask you what he or she should keep. If you answer "none", your NPC responds "well, thats kind of boring", this means nothing is locked and all 4 pieces of armor could change. Once you choose a piece of armor to lock, then all other pieces that you did not select will still be changable. You will know when you are able to lock more than once armor piece at a time because immediately following your choice of armor piece, your NPC will ask "What else?", then, you will be able to select from a list of the 3 still unlocked armor pieces to keep.

With that in mind, the best way to change your NPC's armor is.. (in addition to the previous steps)


 
1) Lock the 3 pieces you do not want changed so only  
   1 piece changes.  
2) Grab a Tactics pearl and your charged Signal Pearl.  
3) Go to the newb region that is controlled/dominant  
   power you want the armor of.  
4) Summon your NPC 5 times in a row killing max kills  
   on lvl 1 mobs.  
5) Unlocked piece of armor should have now changed from  
   lvl 1 to lv6 in one sitting.  
6) Now lock the lvl 6 armor piece so it will no longer  
   change.


Now that we have gone past the beginner and the advance information, here is the part that is going to absorb quite a lot more of your time.

It seems like if you follow that formula exactly, you should get your NPC's desired armor in a couple weeks max (unless you want all 4 pieces to be lvl 10). However, every once in a while, even when doing everything correct, your armor will reset to lvl 1 for no reason. If you do not have the lock, you could theoretically just never lvl your NPC outside the region of control/dominant power, but it seems like when the upgrades jump from hand, to body, to leg, to foot, they have a tendancy to reset and not be as reliable. This being the case, the progression of armor levels is as follows..

Adv Armor info - Armor Progression Formula

Assume you want a piece of lvl 6 windy armor..
 
Start at lvl 1  
Successfull/correct summon #1 - Windy L2  
Successfull/correct summon #2 - Windy L3  
Successfull/correct summon #3 - Windy L4  
Successfull/correct summon #4 - armor resets to LV1  
 
Successfull/correct summon #1 - Windy L2  
Successfull/correct summon #2 - Windy L3  
Successfull/correct summon #3 - Windy L4  
Successfull/correct summon #4 - Windy L5  
Successfull/correct summon #5 - armor resets to LV1  
 
Successfull/correct summon #1 - Windy L2  
Successfull/correct summon #2 - Windy L3  
Successfull/correct summon #3 - Windy L4  
Successfull/correct summon #4 - Windy L5  
Successfull/correct summon #5 - Windy L6  


Simply put, the pattern is 1234, 12345, 123456, 1234567

This does not always happen, but it can. In all likelihood, the higher the level you advance, there is a progressive % chance that your armor will reset. This is very likely why some people can get to lvl 10 in a couple tries, where as other people who do not level with the correct steps might have to follow the formula above.

Adv Armor info - Armor Progression Variables

Other Variables that can effect NPC armor change are fighting certain beastment as well as mobs that drop certain crystal types. This may heighten the probability of your armor progressing on the proper path.

 
Fire: San d'Oria  
Earth: Bastok  
Water: Windurst  
Dark: Beastmen  
 
Orc: San d'Oria  
Quadav: Bastok  
Yagudo: Windurst  
Goblin: Beastmen  


Important Facts

*Your armor will not change in Promy no matter what, even if your armor is unlocked.

*NPC Headgear has nothing to do with where you level. As you fullfill certain flags like Genkai, weapon upgrades, NPC affinity, NPC quests, you will automatically unlock more headgear options. Headgear can be changed at anytime at any Rendezvous Point.

*Your NPC's armor is purely aesthetic and affects your NPC's stats in no way whatsoever.

*There are only 3 armor locks available as of the latest patch, prior to this patch, it was possible to immediately lock all 4 pieces after obtaining the "Fashionable Equipment" option. Now you must earn the locks as you progress in your NPC's affinity, quests, genkai, and weapon upgrades.

*If you are still having trouble getting the armor that you want, make sure to lock 3 of your armor pieces so that only one can change at a time. This will obviously take longer to get the full set of armor you want, but makes the armor changes much more reliable.

Unconfirmed Information

*Certain quests may still effect your NPC's armor change; i.e. NPC Genkai 2. If you have armor you want unchanged, it is best to make sure it is locked at all times whether you are leveling or questing, just in case.

*It is possible that your NPC's current job may effect you NPC's gear change. Changing your NPC to Healer may in fact aid in Windy armor progression, Shield for Sandy, and Attacker for Bastok. Focusing on Beastmen type mobs could increase chances of getting Beastmen cycle armor.

*Even though it has been proven you can get armor like Scorpion Harness before the normal required level, it could still be possible that your NPC's armor progression is effected in a way that makes higher level armors harder to get while your NPC is still at lower levels. So leveling your NPC to the level of the actual in game equipment could increase your chances of your armor not reseting on you.


This may seem like a lot to absorb, but spend a week or so leveling your NPC's gear, then come back and print this guide out. You will see that you will need most of this info. Once you get the hang of it, leveling NPC gear is not that hard at all.

NPC Headgear
You'll be able to choose from these headgears:
(check your face type here:
http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/citizen/chara/main.html)
 
1 = Elvaan ♂ (face 8), Hume ♂ (face 7), Tarutaru ♂ (face 3)  
2 = Galka (face 7), Hume ♂ (face 1), Tarutaru ♂ (face 2)  
3 = Elvaan ♂ (face 2), Galka (face 6), Taruraru ♂ (face 4)   
4 = Elvaan ♂ (face 7), Galka (face 3), Hume ♂ (face 3) 
5 = Elvaan ♀ (face 6), Hume ♀ (face 3) 
6 = Hume ♀ (face 1), Mithra (face 5), Tarutaru ♀ (face 1) 
7 = Hume ♀ (face 2), Tarutaru ♀ (face 2) 
8 = Elvaan ♀ (face 4), Tarutaru ♀ (face 4), Mithra (face 7) 
9 = Elvaan ♀ (face 1), Mithra (face 6) 
 
+------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+ 
| 1                      | 2                      | 3                      | 
|---+--------------------+---+--------------------+---+--------------------+ 
| 1 | Leather Bandana    | 1 | Hachimaki          | 1 | Iron mask          | 
| 2 | Iron Visor         | 2 | Sallet             | 2 | Bone mask          | 
| 3 | Trader's Chapeau   | 3 | Zunari Kabuto      | 3 | Gavial Mask        | 
| 4 | Iron Mask          | 4 | Scarlet Ribbon     | 4 | Carapace Helm      | 
| 5 | Mythril Sallet     | 5 | Trader's Chapeau   | 5 | Scorpion Helm      | 
| 6 | Tiger Helm         | 6 | Red Cap            | 6 | Celata             | 
| 7 | War Beret          | 7 | Ogre Mask          | 7 | Alumine Salade     | 
| 8 | Austere Hat        | 8 | Scorpion Helm      | 8 | Darksteel Armet    | 
+------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+ 
| 4                      | 5                      | 6                      | 
|---+--------------------+---+--------------------+---+--------------------+ 
| 1 | Faceguard          | 1 | Circlet            | 1 | Blue Ribbon        | 
| 2 | Velvet Hat         | 2 | Trader's Chapeau   | 2 | Headgear           | 
| 3 | Noct Beret         | 3 | Garish Crown       | 3 | Scarlet Ribbon     | 
| 4 | Shade Tiara        | 4 | Silk Hat           | 4 | Coral Cap          | 
| 5 | Banded Helm        | 5 | Red Cap            | 5 | Garish Crown       | 
| 6 | Black Ribbon       | 6 | Iron Mask          | 6 | Coeurl Mask        | 
| 7 | Iron Mask          | 7 | Bascinet           | 7 | Velvet Hat         | 
| 8 | Green Beret        | 8 | Noble's Crown      | 8 | Shinobi Hachigane  | 
+------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+ 
| 7                      | 8                      | 9                      | 
|---+--------------------+---+--------------------+---+--------------------+ 
| 1 | Seer's Crown       | 1 | Green Ribbon       | 1 | Bronze Cap         | 
| 2 | Silk Hat           | 2 | Bronze cap         | 2 | Faceguard          | 
| 3 | Circlet            | 3 | Velvet hat         | 3 | Shade Tiara        | 
| 4 | Noct Beret         | 4 | Trader's Chapeau   | 4 | Velvet Hat         | 
| 5 | Bascinet           | 5 | Circlet            | 5 | Noct Beret         | 
| 6 | Trader's Chapeau   | 6 | Noct Beret         | 6 | Purple Ribbon      | 
| 7 | Headgear           | 7 | Tiger Helm         | 7 | Banded Helm        | 
| 8 | Crow Beret         | 8 | Silk Hat           | 8 | Errant Hat         | 
+------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Facts and tips

1. New callable areas are:
Lufaise Meadows / Castle Zvahl/ Korroloka Tunnel / Temple of Uggalepih / Crawlers' Nest / Ve'Lugannon Palace / Sea Serpent Grotto / Quicksand Caves / Kuftal Tunnel / Oldton Movalpolos / Newton Movalpolos / Misareaux Coast / Toraimarai Canal / Fei'Yin
/ Labyrinth Of Onzozo / Delkfutt's Tower

Not Callable in:
The Shrine of Ru'Avitau / Ru'Aun Gardens / Pso'Xja

Summing up - NPC cannot be called in:
1) Level capped areas such as Riverne or Pso'Xja
2) Burning Circles, Special Arenas
3) Dynamis
4) Sky
5) Sea
7) Promyvion, with the exception of the quests
8) Cities

2. When leveling your NPC on EP+ mobs use Chariot Band to get more experience (max 500 exp, 90 minutes, experience bonus +75%). You can get it at your local guard :) (or just use it when exping!) Your NPC won't get more exp this way though - but you sure will. :)


4. You can talk to your NPC when leveling and she/he will tell you how much more experience she/he gained:

0%-20% into level: "I have recently risen in level. The next level is still quite some distance away."
20%-40% into level: "There is still much work to be done. I must gain more experience if I am to become stronger."
40%-60% into level: "I believe I have almost reached the halfway point to my next level. Let's not rest on our laurels, however!"
60%-80% into level: "Well well. It appears my next level is not far off at all."
80%-99% into level: "Any time now. My next level is very close indeed."


Acknowledgements
Big thanks to:
- gahoo (Adventuring Fellow Guide - FFXIcyclopedia)
- Claodo (Armor FAQ / Guide)
- Prim (many helpful infos, NPC experience section)
- JeyKama (NPC affinity section + Chameleon Capers quest + NPC Armor)
- Demetrius (KI) (info on Blighhted Gloom)
- cuthbertgaruda (Promyvion exp formula)
- TheTomas (AoE weapon skills)

Also thanks to:
- Ryutto, Tempyst, Runespider, elysdeonx, anonone, pathead, ircgeek, nanako, locus (FFXIOnline),kuronosan, nightmaric

Links
FFXIclopedia - Adventuring Fellow Guide - great info on NPC (more graphical representation of the above guide)


Edited, Fri Feb 17 10:16:46 2006 by huckster
#2 Oct 15 2005 at 4:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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Guess this is a good a place as any to post this. Don't think it deserves its own thread.

My NPC just dinged 52 tonight and I got offered the Weapon Upgrade #3. The main NPC post on KI lists the following as weapon upgrades:

Cesti> Bronze Knucks> Brass Knucks.
Bronze Dagger> Brass Dagger> Dagger
Bronze Sword> Spatha> Bee Spatha.
Claymore> 2hnd Sword> Falx
Butterfly Axe> Great Axe> Heavy Axe.
Bronze Zahgnal> Brass Zahgnal> Scythe
Harpoon> Bronze Spear> Brass Spear
Kunai> Wakashi> Shinobi-gatana
Ugchigatana> Tachi> Nodachi
Bronze Hammer> Brass Hammer> Warhammer
Ash Staff> Holly Staff> Elm Staff

I tried to upgrade my weapon to a Falx first and then a Brass Spear, then a Great Axe. Neither one worked. I also tried about 3 other Great Swords that might be upgrade options but none of those worked either. The great swords I tried unsuccessfully were:

-Falx
-Greatsword
-Mythril Claymore
-Royal Swordsman's Blade

Hopefully I can find the right one before I run out of money!
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Can confirm this, gave my NPC a Scythe earlier.
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Warhammer dont work just tryed it after luto asked for new weapons nor does brass hammer, mace, platoon mace, eremite's wand or maul.

When you traded the scythe did was it too luto or too your npc?
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I recently got the 3rd item list too, and was unable to trade brass spear to her. However, she did say something diffrent than the other two times it was time for a relic upgrade. Since trade is now a new option when selecting NPC, maybe we have to trade directly to NPC now? I would test this, but do not have call up. The poster who got the scythe did say he traded it to NPC... so..

Some questions I have:
How do you make more headgear available? Mine I have only been able to choose between nothing and bronze cap for several lvls.

How do you access the second quest that strengthens your bonds?
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When you traded the scythe did was it too luto or too your npc?


Talked to Luto, she asked about the 3rd weapon update and I traded the Scythe to her. This is at level 53 npc if it makes any difference.
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Is there anything special you need to do in order to do the 2nd weapon upgrade? My NPC's Lv46, and I'm still unable to do it ; ;
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Description: A magical pearl that allows you to send a code to your adventuring fellow. Unlike a linkpearl, it is worn on the ear.
Level: 5 Rare/Ex
Enchantment: Signal
<Max Charges: 4 / Equip Delay: 30s / Reuse Timer: 10m>


Does anyone know if there is any way to recharge this? Or if the Promyvion quest is repeatable to get the item again?

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Confirmed: Polearm Upgrade #3 = Spear
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about the Promy quest. its the ??? on the first floor? or can it spawn on any floor
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From everything I've read/experienced, the ??? only spawns on the first floor.
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What are the prerequisites for the Tactics Pearl quest? My NPC is level 35 and I don't have any quests flagged relating to the NPC. My LS friend was unable to flag it as well, his NPC being Lv37, but he had Past Reflections flagged.
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#15 Oct 15 2005 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
Today mine said to me:

"I've never had signet casted on me. I wonder what it feels like?"

Completely random, out of nowhere, in the middle of Xarcabard.
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Awsome job huckster and Prim!!!


rates up the 2 of you^^

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What are the prerequisites for the Tactics Pearl quest?


From what it seems, and my own experience, you have to complete the Past Reflections quest, then summon your NPC again 2-3 times before your NPC will give you the quest.
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What exactly does the Tactics Pearl do?

I've had people tell me it allows the NPC to level 1-4 times in one session but that just seems way too farfetched.
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What exactly does the Tactics Pearl do?


It allows you to summon your NPC again, just like the Signal Pearl, but with a very low recast timer (10 min), and a limited number (4) of charges. I haven't seen any other effects than that. *shrug*

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I've had people tell me it allows the NPC to level 1-4 times in one session


Given that you can call your NPC out 4 times in a row (5 w/Signal Pearl), and given my own experience with NPC lvling speed, this would allow 2-3 levels to be gained in a day, but only once, since there isn't a known way to recharge the Tactics Pearl (yet, if ever).

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Is anyone certain how to give your NPC new headgears? Or are you limited to the one random one you get at the start once it first unlocks?
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Is anyone certain how to give your NPC new headgears?


After ~20 NPC summons, you get the option at the Rendevous (sp?) Point to have your NPC change their headgear.
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For the tactics pearl quest, what if you mess up? I went to Holla with a group of 4, went inside, did the rendesvous point spawning my NPC. My party leader then fires up an alliance without asking and my NPC promptly disappears. I dropped party, but I can't resummon her.
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After ~20 NPC summons, you get the option at the Rendevous (sp?) Point to have your NPC change their headgear.


No, i mean AFTER you get that one, is there a way to get multiple headgear options, or at least a different one? My guy seems to like the lv 10 faceguard, and I would prefer something different.
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After ~20 NPC summons, you get the option at the Rendevous (sp?) Point to have your NPC change their headgear.




No, i mean AFTER you get that one, is there a way to get multiple headgear options, or at least a different one? My guy seems to like the lv 10 faceguard, and I would prefer something different.


I am yet to get that option... even though my NPC is lvl 44 and yes I have called her about 40 times atleast, as I did lvl my SMN from 22-30 and couple of BST job lvls from 67/68 and while I was hunting for my BST test. at 66/68/70 I used my NPC.

I didnt give my NPC the second weapon when I was given the quest for it, I think that stoped me from getting this option... anyone else have this problem ?

and I am yet to get the new quests for NPC is there any requirements for the quest ?
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You have to cap your NPC to 50.99 for him to give you the quest. You DON'T have to complete Promyvion quest, you have to complete "A Pose By Any Other Name" (Angelica, Windurst Waters, 2nd Floor of Rarab's Tail)


I don't know if this is accurate. I can't activate it yet, and I'm pretty sure I'm maxed out at level 50, and I did A Pose by Any Other Name and the first Luto quest. But I have "A Question of Taste" activated in Kahzam which also involves Angelica. Maybe that's why I can't get the quest?
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I finially got the Empty quest. Went to Holla Rondv. pt. and went in search of the ??? got aggro, ran back to tele and got outta there, came back in and NPC doesn't come now.

Went back to Juneo and don't have the quest anymore.

I'll take him out again when its time and then check back to see if I got it again.
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It seems like getting the Promyvion quest involves completing Past Reflections, calling your NPC two more times, and then waiting till midnight Japanese time. The time requirement would be what would make it seem like 2 or 3 times, depending on what you called your NPC and when you checked for quest.

I was able to get the 55 cap quest when my NPC was only somewhere around 50.5.
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I can confirm it takes two more NPC calls after completing the food quest to be able to receive the Promyvion quest.
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Luto would not take the Brass Knuckles. I finally got her to accept the Baghnakhs Lv. 24.

So for me it has been:
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I can confirm it takes two more NPC calls after completing the food quest to be able to receive the Promyvion quest.



I got the promy quest after 1 call.




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I've called my NPC twice after the food quest and I can't get the promy quest. There has to be some other requirement that we're not seeing.
She's almost at 47 now and incidently I never got the 3rd weapon upgrade. I just traded Luto a Nodachi after the update and she took it. For me the sequence was Uchigatana->Uchigatana->Nodachi. I didn't want to downgrade to a Tachi for the second upgrade.
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#33 Oct 15 2005 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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the third weapon for 2 handed sword is the inferno sword. Not the falx
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#34 Oct 15 2005 at 9:44 PM Rating: Good
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therealfletcher wrote:
Today mine said to me:

"I've never had signet casted on me. I wonder what it feels like?"

Completely random, out of nowhere, in the middle of Xarcabard.

<That's interesting.>

By the by, does anyone know of any other indepth NPC guides? My NPC is level 34 lol. Also, what is the point of the NPC?
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#35 Oct 15 2005 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
I initially traded a sword to my NPC.. but i'd like to change it to a Club... is this possible?
#36 Oct 15 2005 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
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therealfletcher wrote:
Today mine said to me:

"I've never had signet casted on me. I wonder what it feels like?"

Completely random, out of nowhere, in the middle of Xarcabard.
I love how the NPC has a personality now o.o

Completely Off topic: I DO wonder what Signet feels like when its cast on you..
#37 Oct 15 2005 at 11:23 PM Rating: Good
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On the subject of NPC weapons, somewhere there was a mini-guide which showed all the available weapons and their DOT and WSs and the like. Basically it was a guide to choosing your NPCs weapon.

Does anyone have a link to that or would anyone less lazy than myself want to compile that info?

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#38 Oct 16 2005 at 12:19 AM Rating: Good
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I initially traded a sword to my NPC.. but i'd like to change it to a Club... is this possible?

Yup, just trade the beginner club to Luto.
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#39 Oct 16 2005 at 12:57 AM Rating: Good
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I have done past reflecton and go ttold that she needed my help again how do you do blighted gloom part now can anyone help me plz
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#40 Oct 16 2005 at 2:27 AM Rating: Good
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FYI, the great axe listed for the third upgrade is *not* the Heavy Axe. It is the Hydro Axe. The Hydro Axe is a level 12 Great Axe, and it was somewhat difficult to obtain one of them on the Carbuncle server. The AH history for this axe dated back to last year, and I had to get someone in my LS to custom make one for me.

The correct upgrade chain for Great Axe is:
Butterfly Axe> Great Axe> Hydro Axe

#41 Oct 16 2005 at 3:33 AM Rating: Good
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Kanesada(26)

Can confirm this is the third great katana upgrade.

Also, Hydro Axe is definately third Great Axe.
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#42 Oct 16 2005 at 3:34 AM Rating: Good
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updated with ALL third upgrades, added dps and best picks :)
#43 Oct 16 2005 at 3:40 AM Rating: Good
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In my oppinion promy "quest" is repeatable so you may get 1 tactic pearl each RL day or week. and i heard ??? is also at second floor and give nPC more exp after you find it.
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#44 Oct 16 2005 at 5:42 AM Rating: Good
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Here's something everyone here seems to love- raw battle data! I parsed my recent excursion with my NPC in Yhoator Jungle near the east entrance of Ifrit's Cauldron. She now can and often will take hate from me just from meleeing. Sometimes to the point I need to throw a nuke or a big WS to get hate back and keep her from dying.

For reference:
*I have done the food quest from Luto.
*I have done the Promy mini-quest.
*I have (obviously) done NPC Genkai 1.
*I have given my NPC the 3rd upgrade to Polearm.
*The only enfeebles used during the battles were Dia II, Choke, Blind, and the occasional Slow.

Lv.52 NPC Battle Data w/ Lv.3 Polearm

I'm loving my NPC more and more. I also think Polearm is one of the best weapons you can give her. Why?
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On a side note, you can now tell approximately how much tnl your NPC is. If you talk to your NPC on the battlefield he/she/galka can respond with some idle chit-chat. However I've noticed if you keep talking occasionally they'll tell you how close they are tnl.
*The following numbers are approximate.*
0%-20% into level: "I have recently risen in level. The next level is still quite some distance away."
20%-40% into level: "There is still much work to be done. I must gain more experience if I am to become stronger."
40%-60% into level: "I believe I have almost reached the halfway point to my next level. Let's not rest on our laurels, however!"
60%-80% into level: "Well well. It appears my next level is not far off at all."
80%-99% into level: "Any time now. My next level is very close indeed."

Edited, Tue Oct 18 02:30:59 2005 by Prim
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#45 Oct 16 2005 at 6:19 AM Rating: Good
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I am curious as to where everyone is leveling their NPC 50+ now that dungeons are accessible. I tried Castle Oztroja but those birds love to do that AOE spin kick move, and I only killed 3 of em, they linked so I couldnt rest. I'm thinking Boyahda Tree on Crawlers and Crabs?

Also posting so i can track this thread once it drops past page 1 :3

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#46 Oct 16 2005 at 6:31 AM Rating: Good
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As a Blm it's getting a little dangerous to solo anywhere that might give my NPC the best exp at the best rate. My solution to this has been to team up with some friends from my LS and go beat up some tougher mobs like raptors in Uleguerand Range (con DC-EM). Just make sure you don't have any more than 3 PCs in a single party and you can all have your NPCs out at the same time.
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#47 Oct 16 2005 at 8:47 AM Rating: Good
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Just a small note on the Blighted gloom quest.
I tried to get it yesterday when my NPC was level 53, and after leveling my NPC to 54 today, I still couldn't get it.
So no idea what I have to do before I can unlock it.
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2. When leveling your NPC on EP+ mobs use Chariot Band to get more experience (max 500 exp, 90 minutes, experience bonus +75%). You can get it at your local guard :) (or just use it when exping!)


Do the XP Bands affect NPC XP as well??

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#49 Oct 16 2005 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
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Just a small note on the Blighted gloom quest.
I tried to get it yesterday when my NPC was level 53, and after leveling my NPC to 54 today, I still couldn't get it.
So no idea what I have to do before I can unlock it.


Have you completed the previous Luto's quest and Promyvion one?

Edited, Sun Oct 16 11:18:02 2005 by huckster
#50 Oct 16 2005 at 10:42 AM Rating: Good
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Anyone know the weapon upgrade chain for Axe (not Great Axe)? I don't see that one listed.
#51 Oct 16 2005 at 11:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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Question. Can you summon your NPC Inside Promyvion now? Or do you just go to the ??? solo and your NPC appears in the Cutscene?
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