Bostaunieux Oubliette  

Type: Dungeon
Region: Ronfaure
Min Level: 50
Max Level: 90
Connected Areas:Chateau d'Oraguille
Quests for Bostaunieux Oubliette
Mobs found in Bostaunieux Oubliette
Items found in Bostaunieux Oubliette

Zone TypeDungeon
Level Range50 to 90
Entry RequirementSan d'Oria: Mission 1-3
Bastok: Mission 2-3
Windurst: Mission 2-3
EscapeWest Ronfaure
Fellowship NPCYes
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Currently unused by the Kingdom of San d'Oriah, this prison is accessible through the basement of the Chateau d'Oraguille. A few guards remain to patrol the halls and warn adventurers of the perils lurking in the shadows. The deepest levels of the oubliette can be reached only through a guarded trap door. Even the most talented and grizzled adventurers may find their demise here.

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A map for this area can be obtained by completing the quest The Sand Charm.

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Updated: Thu Jul 21 23:07:16 2011

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# Jul 05 2004 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
So booyah we are doing the DRG quest, and we came in here and such, not sure if it was part of the DRG quest and I see a grate. Cool beans, I'll go down it! Drop. Hrm. Slimes. Hrm... Dead. Bye.
# Jun 09 2004 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm Windurstian, you get into Chateau on missdion 2-3(Windy)
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There's monsters in here?
# May 19 2004 at 5:16 PM Rating: Default
742 posts
Ahahahaha. I had NO idea there was monsters down there. I came running down here for DRG quest, then scampered back out, totally unaware that I could get hurt in this place.

Shows how little I know of San d'Oria. x.x
This is another bizarre and thankless situation you've gotten us in.
that place made me cry
# Apr 26 2004 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
lol yeah i went down there once when i was about lvl 29 rdm and of course got pwned and decided not to return. But of course after hundreds of thousands of exp i decided to return at lvl 55 ...I still got pwned. These cecked DC to me and to dark aspic things were takin turns hittin me for 150 dmg each (didnt have body armor on dont ask me y) i chainspelled warped and died right next to the crystal in port jeuno =( What a way to lose 1k exp.
map ?
# Apr 19 2004 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
how do you get the maap to this place
RE: map ?
# Apr 20 2004 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
Have to kill Pirates on the Mhura/Selb ship.
# Apr 13 2004 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
951 posts
Tried to exp here at level 49-50...

"hard" does not do this area justice

it's not that any one mob is a big deal to a level 50 group - in fact, despite what some people may say, the mobs didn't con high enough for us to exp on and to get to any that did required us to sneak past some VERY VERY nasty stuff...the dogs here took out our dark in 2 swaps ;;

there is no good camp here to exp
Do *NOT* go in there! Woo!
# Feb 18 2004 at 7:46 PM Rating: Default
There is a reason why it is said to be level 50+

You know why? It is *dangerous* - I do not suggest going in there until you are the appropriate level, except for the drain quest. Save yourself the loss of xp, and stay out.

As a level 75, I can say this on good authority, I believe.
RE: Do *NOT* go in there! Woo!
# Apr 15 2004 at 3:17 PM Rating: Default
758 posts
odd, a lvl 75 that doesn't know where Novalmauge is.
RE: Do *NOT* go in there! Woo!
# Mar 05 2004 at 2:21 PM Rating: Default
I concur don't go there unless you are there for the quest, If you are a lvl 25 or greater mage with deoderise,invisible,sneak the quest is able to be completed with realitive ease. But if you don't and think good quest for making easy 20k+ Gil have fun trying to make it through.
RE: Do *NOT* go in there! Woo!
# Mar 25 2004 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
You don't need Sneak or Invisible to reach Novalmauge.
RE: Do *NOT* go in there! Woo!
# Mar 10 2004 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
113 posts
wtf are you talking about?!

the Novalmauge quest for the drain scroll is not dangerous. You don't even have to step into any mob infested areas to complete it. Just buy the darned beastman blood for 500G and make 20k+ profit in Windurst.

Now, if you're actually going down into deeper parts for any reason, then you should worry.

NOTE: To get the quest from Novalmauge, you must first be allowed into the Chateau. You must also have a decent amount of fame in SD for Noval to speak with you at all. Otherwise, NO QUEST FOR YOU!

Edited, Wed Mar 10 20:42:16 2004
RE: Do *NOT* go in there! Woo!
# May 28 2004 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
Further down the corridor BEHIND novulmauge, there a bunch of cells. One of them has an entrance to the sewers where "enemies of the royal family" or such were thrown down to fend for themselves, THATS where the mobs are!
The Sewers (continued)
# Feb 02 2004 at 2:21 AM Rating: Excellent
<continued from previous>
{ Now of course, Sneak is a very unreliable spell at times, as anyone who has cast it will attest. So in order to save myself from certain death, I would recast it as needed by getting as far away from the monster in front of me and the one behind (the sewers offer no safe haven)or continuing to run until such a place could be found. }

...I ventured on into the sewers, until I eventually found monsters that looked like hounds or werewolves and figured they would tear me to shreds..but seeing as how there was no way back, I walked up to--and past--them as well, with no unfortunate consequences. These beasts were as thick as the leeches had been, one or two every 2 seconds of travel.

The sewers started branching into different "passageways" just as narrow as the first, and I was forced to "guess" my way around, hoping that I wasn't just going in circles. I finally came upon a large round room that had a large hole in the center with the walkway continuing around it and connecting to several more passageways, none of which, looked any more promising... Viewing each passage in turn, I finally selected one and ran along it with renewed hope.

I ran and ran...and ran. Finally, I came upon something different: a set of stairs, leading upward no less. Having no desire to stay in the wretched sewers, I made careless haste to the miraculous stairway...

...too careless. My unwatching eye had missed the warnings, my "Sneak" was about to fail..and here again was no safe zone. I screwed up my courage, and sped forward...hoping the stairs would save me from my misadventure. Much to my dismay, I found another hellhound blocking my path...the stairway had betrayed my confidences and the hall behind, guarded, by two flagrant leeches. As I ventured forward these beasts attacked, ravaging me of my health...my death was assured. In less time than it takes to tell, I succumbed to the massive amounts of damage and fell dead.

That is all I know of the sewers...
RE: The Sewers (continued)
# Jun 04 2004 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
I had to rate the post excellent. It's a nice change of pace from the many other's I read lately. This area is really just to take a break from crawlers nest and citidel. But I dontreally see myself leveling here much
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 05 2004 at 7:13 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) \o/ nice one
The Sewers
# Feb 02 2004 at 1:28 AM Rating: Excellent
I was a level 24 Red Mage when I went exploring the dungeon of the Chateau and found the sewers... My curiosity betrayed me however, and I went in. Unfortunately, I soon found there was no way back out ;D So I made a "brave" face, and buffed the 'ell out of myself... I walked up to the first monsters--which were blob-like things--(and IT of course) they let me pass, so I figured they were non-aggressive. I continued on and found leech-like critters.. and no way around them in the narrow halls, so I walked slowly up to them... ...and ran quickly past them, even more amazed. I knew then that the buff "Sneak" was the only thing keeping me alive... <continued>
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 22 2004 at 11:51 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Great writeup....ever think about being a novelist? i'd be a fan...
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 02 2004 at 1:23 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 01 2004 at 6:18 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you can do the quest without fighting monsters just dont go down the well
# Dec 21 2003 at 11:24 PM Rating: Default
DON'T go there I'm a level 23mnk and I got killed in 2 hits. Not a fun place!
RE: masterroshi
# Jan 17 2004 at 5:29 PM Rating: Default
lol seriously! im a lvl 30 war and i went down there and all i had time to do was check that it was IT. hit me for around 200 dmg per hit.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 17 2003 at 2:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I am a resedent from whindhurst and can get into cheatu. how do I get in there?
RE: outsiders
# Dec 21 2003 at 11:08 PM Rating: Default
accept mission 6 (from windurst). go to constulate's place in San d'oria. Talk to guard. Go in Chaetu.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 18 2004 at 4:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I went in, novelmauge tells me if I dont have business there to leave.. I am rank 3
Sewers are not for the young
# Nov 18 2003 at 2:20 AM Rating: Default
Yeah, um don't go into the sewers unless you are REALLY high level. I am level 9 and decided to go exploring and got whacked for 264 damage by a Dark Aspis. Weeeee
rank2 sandoria mandatory?
# Nov 14 2003 at 1:15 AM Rating: Default
can you get in if you aren't a resident?
RE: rank2 sandoria mandatory?
# Jul 05 2004 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
563 posts
Yes, you can. But it requires doing rank 2-3 from whatever country you are from, I may be wrong, but I think that's it.
Where is this place
# Nov 04 2003 at 8:20 AM Rating: Default
22 posts
Can anyone tell me how to get here?
RE: Where is this place
# Nov 04 2004 at 3:51 AM Rating: Decent
This is in Northern Sandoria ^^ have fun if you are not a high level My friends are a 71PLD/WAR35 and a DRK70/WAR35 and they died sevral times they had to get my other 2 friends 34 WHM and a 40 BLM /WHM to go and cure them while they fought the leeches for a item!! SO HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF FUN! GL AND HF = GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!
RE: Where is this place
# Nov 04 2003 at 12:21 PM Rating: Good
Once you get Rank 2 in San d'Oria, go to the Chateau d'Oraguille and head to the dungeon (first door on your right, then left down the hallway). It's a dank prison, that leads to the sewers beneath d'Oraguille, a place I had not the courage to venture into.

-Reveille D'Giovanetti
RE: Where is this place
# Nov 04 2003 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Thanks for the info, I see it on the region map and it's been driving me crazy looking for it. I thought it was an outside dungeon.

Edited, Tue Nov 4 20:23:35 2003
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