Vana'diel Bestiary: Valkurm Emperor  

Found in:Valkurm Dunes
Found at Location:E - 8
Level:29 - 30
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Wind
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Updated: Mon Mar 16 23:24:16 2009

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General Information

Lottery spawn of the Damselflies that spawn from (D-8) through (F-8) in Valkurm Dunes

PH Info from Smokesalot

The PH is the mob the prevents the NM from spawning until it is killed. In the case of the Valkurm Emperor, it is one of the Damselflies that roams about Whitesands beach in Valkurm Dunes.

What a kagillion people refuse to take into their minds is that VE has ONE placeholder, and that's it. Go to the beach with Widescan ability, and position yourself at the peak of the sandhill just northwest of the pack of trees in the middle of the beach. Pull up WS, and you'll see something like this.

Goblin Mugger
Goblin Leecher
Goblin Gambler
Thread Leech
Thread Leech
Thread Leech
Thread Leech
Thread Leech
Goblin Mugger
Goblin Leecher
Goblin Gambler

  • Respawn time is roughly one to four hours after its last ToD.

This is a truncated list, but as you can see the PH is located in the set of four Damselflies between the leeches and the snipers, and is always the top one. These flies are always grouped in four, and are always located between the snipers and the thread leeches. When VE pops your list will look like this...

Thread Leech
Thread Leech
Thread Leech
Thread Leech

VE always pops on the bottom of the list. If there aren't four flies in the list, that means someone else is killing them. Either nearby parties, or other campers. If this is happening, you have to figure out a way to nab yourself the PH, and be 100% sure that the fly you kill is the PH. After that, go ahead and let the other campers waste their time killing the other flies.

Valkurm Emperor Special Attacks

  • Venom - Frontal cone AoE Water based magic damage with an additional Poison effect.
  • Cursed Sphere - AoE Darkness based magic damage (Circle of effect originates from attack target)

Source: Allakhazam Post

Nyzul Isle NM Info

Regular Nyzul Isle NM     Regular NMs inside Nyzul Isle need to be defeated in order to complete the objective 'Defeat all enemies' but will never be a 'Specified Enemy/Enemies'.

NM Drop Appraisals     Drops a crate containing a ??? item which may appraise into Empress Hairpin.

Appears on Floors:    21 - 40

This page last modified 2009-10-11 16:39:35.

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# Jan 23 2004 at 9:27 AM Rating: Default
Ok. I am a level 30 THF/ 15 NIN do you think I could kill it alone? With a Sneak Attack? I have +15 dex atm so that will help, I am sure. If you don't think I can kill it alone. Should I bring along my friend? He is also a level 30 THF/15 NIN. Thanks for your input.
RE: Level
# Jan 23 2004 at 10:15 AM Rating: Default
it would check out to be Incredibly tough for you
my friend at level 36 checked it out as a tough.
and as a level 39 it gives me a good run for my money in the short short run.
so as a level 30 i think ur odds are that u would need at least a party of 3-4 to potentially kill him
u could use a party of 2 when u are about mebbe 36
RE: Level
# Jan 26 2004 at 9:54 PM Rating: Default
lol...what a stupid... NM only check out to be "impossible to gauge"-
RE: Level
# Jan 29 2004 at 10:39 AM Rating: Default
Beat it once and you can check it out. Go hunting some NM's you noobie
RE: Level
# Feb 14 2004 at 9:50 AM Rating: Default
I just wanna clear it out that there are NMs that u can check and show their difficulty, and there are some that how many times u killed it will still con "Impossible to gauge." When you guyslook at this site's NM list all NMs that have level 0 cons imp to guage. peace
Level for Kill.
# Jan 23 2004 at 9:24 AM Rating: Default
Ok. I am a level 30 THF/15 NIN (30 NIN but capped as SJ) do you think if I went alone I could take it? If I used my 2 hour? Or should I take my friend? He is also a 30 THF/15 NIN? Please help.
RE: Level for Kill.
# Jan 23 2004 at 9:28 AM Rating: Default
Ack sorry! Didn't mean to post this one! My comp said the page was not there, so I figured it never posted. Sorry again! ^^
# Jan 22 2004 at 3:08 PM Rating: Default
after 3 hours of camping the palm trees spot and watching people come and go, i was almost ready to give up and wondering if the emperor was going to show up at all, i left the pc for 5 minutes and when i came back there he was right infront of my face, very very lucky no one had saw him before i got back, as lvl 41 blm/whm the kill was easy and the fight must have lasted less than a minute, 1 fight 1 hairpin :)
# Jan 21 2004 at 9:03 PM Rating: Default
Does anybody know how to spawn the emporer or when it spawns?
Stupid Fly
# Jan 21 2004 at 8:25 PM Rating: Default
I summoned ifrit and was all like im the best summoner around. Then that guy appeared and i all killed him and then i laughed and said stupid fly. I am pretty much the best summoner around. If i did get the hairpin i would throw it away. 300k ha.
RE: Stupid Fly
# Jan 24 2004 at 3:53 AM Rating: Decent
RE: Stupid Fly
# Jan 29 2004 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
if you ever find it give it to me I would love to have it ^^

pin for sale
# Jan 21 2004 at 5:30 PM Rating: Default
i got it last nite when the server went back right on. I killed it right on the spawn spot where the palm trees are. Got the ahirpin. My name is Iijima and I am selling it on Phoenix server. Holla at me if you want the pin.
# Feb 11 2004 at 1:16 PM Rating: Default
just one? hell i'm level 18 whm and i've gotten it 14 times, i like to wear them as earrings and i attached one of the pins to my leaping boots that i got the other day just cuz they're pretty. oh yeah and i summoned ifrit with my whm. it was hot. i was like oooh baby that was some good lovin. -smokes cigarette-
pin for sale
# Jan 21 2004 at 5:30 PM Rating: Default
i got it last nite when the server went back right on. I killed it right on the spawn spot where the palm trees are. Got the ahirpin. My name is Iijima and I am selling it on Phoenix server. Holla at me if you want the pin.
my life gone
# Jan 20 2004 at 10:29 AM Rating: Default
dude everyone knows about the pin so i'm sure you're not the only person crying
i've killed this thing twice and he dropped a damn insect wint and wind crystal
i've seen TWO PPL kill it twice.
two drops and two no drops
right in front of my face. it's quite frankly a **** off when you don't get the fly and when u do and don't get the hairpin it's even more frustrating. it's ridiculous like totally. nonetheless i can't help but wait everytime
# Jan 19 2004 at 11:23 PM Rating: Default
yo, i killed this thing with my thief friend and the hiar pin droped and i got 310k out of it so me and my friend split the gill. and when i went to go l again every body i knew before was like 20 lvs ahead of me..:( so i was like "woah" and "duuuude". i waisted my life on that stupid fly .... /cry
i got it yesterday
# Jan 16 2004 at 9:38 AM Rating: Default
i got yesterday. it spawned once, i fleed towards it but got taken. hour and a half later and about 30 flies... it spawned again. i got it, killed it, the hairpin was mine.

im a lvl 36thf/18 nin.. and had the help of a japanese guy curing me.
# Jan 13 2004 at 7:30 PM Rating: Default
It actually spawns every two to four hours...but it actually dropping the hairpin is reallr rare
# Jan 11 2004 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
My friend have been to a Japanese site. And it Stated that we muct kill the Place Holder Fly in Dunes to make the Emperor appear. Which means that only one fly in all Dunes can make the Emepror appear.

Good Luck to you all
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 29 2004 at 2:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hey Im the loser the lost the Hair pin lol....anyway you are right about the place holder..I think what you do is: in the secret beach area of (B-7) there is a "???" what you have to do is lure all the flies in the area of that "Secret Beach" to that area and kill them at the "???" and it should spwan so make sure you have a good party to do it with and a fast caster (ex. Dia Flash Provoke) so you snag the sucker before anyone else FYI its only what i heard so dont yell if it doesnt work... thanks takecare all (^_^)V
# Jan 11 2004 at 10:04 AM Rating: Default
pin's worth more then leaping boots on my server and is never camped

but still, having to murder flys to get it to spawn at any kind of a decent rate is kind of ugh
RE: d
# Feb 02 2004 at 12:54 PM Rating: Default
*= >.< =* I was camping the monster signa in giddeus and the thing spawned three times and this japanese whm stole all three of them. he tried to be nice and give me gloves that were only worth 2k in the AH wtf! i didn't want the gloves i want you to stop being greedy! >.< and when i left to get the fly and another.......japanese whm was camping there, it sucks!!!! i can never get a camp without some greedy person taking all of the NM. I worked on my provoking skills and distracting skills!! im gonna win this war!!! this japanese guy actually called up some of his buddies to distract me :( Sometimes I wish we had our own server because a lot of americans really don't know how to camp NM like the japanese characters, they have too much experience on us!
RE: d
# Jul 03 2005 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
Well its not the Japanese players fault ur a s*** player now is it

Edited, Sun Jul 3 20:56:18 2005
RE: d
# Mar 10 2004 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
i've beat them out of Leaping Lizzy many times, you just need to get better, and have the right job combination. (thf/rng)
# Jan 10 2004 at 5:33 PM Rating: Default
What is the spawn time for the emperor, or is the spawn time just random?
# Jan 05 2004 at 6:07 PM Rating: Default
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 03 2004 at 10:43 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
# Jan 02 2004 at 8:13 PM Rating: Default
[Orange][/Orange] Can I solo the Valkurum Emperor at Lv.36Dragoon/Lv.18Warrior
RE: Smurfjr
# Jan 05 2004 at 4:08 PM Rating: Default
i say yes but it might be a little close i really dk but to be safe take 2 Hi-potions then you will be fine good luck :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 05 2004 at 4:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i say yes but it might be a little close i really dk but to be safe take 2 Hi-potions then you will be fine
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 05 2004 at 4:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i say yes but it might be a little close i really dk but to be safe take 2 Hi-potions then you will be fine
# Dec 31 2003 at 2:22 PM Rating: Default
Every time someone kills a fly in Valkrum,there is a small % chance the Emperor will spawn.
RE: v
# Feb 01 2004 at 7:48 PM Rating: Default
Ouch so if someone kills it and then waits and kills it again the chance it will spawn will Lower o_O

# Dec 27 2003 at 11:23 PM Rating: Default
Also drops insect wing. im 0-4 on the hair pin, insect wing every time
# Dec 27 2003 at 8:22 PM Rating: Default
Does anyone want to help me get a Emperor Hairpin? I'm in the Server Odin. I would highly appreciate it if someone would give me a /tell. Please, someone help me ^^

RE: Smurfjr
# May 17 2004 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
Well as a matter of fact, you've made a horrible reputation for yourself, Smurfjr. Everybody on Odin hates you. I don't see you getting much help anytime soon. Maybe you should stop training all the wights and banshee's to the zone.
RE: Smurfjr
# Aug 29 2004 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
lol! oh man. that's hilarious, do people not invite him to parties and decline his invites. HAHAHAHA!!!!
# Dec 18 2003 at 1:57 PM Rating: Default
notorious monster...it is a lottery off of the flies..no set time...if you want to get the emperor to come out..i suggest killing every fly you see
# Dec 17 2003 at 5:36 PM Rating: Default
What times does the Emperor Come out? Does anyone?

Shiva Server
Lvl 30 RDM/6 BLM
Lvl 21 DRG/10 WAR
RE: Times
# Jan 15 2004 at 6:48 PM Rating: Default
as was said, hes a spawn off of a regular fly. you just have to kill all the flies in the area norht of the beach. ive hunted him 3 times. first time it took about an hour of fly killing to get, 2nd time i killd flies for about 2 and a half hours before he spawned. both times i was in competition with others, luckily i had flee/scan (thf/rng). the 3rd time i killd him i happend to log on in the area and he was waiting for me... no one else was around :D all 3 times he was in a different spot

oh, and all 3 times the pin dropped :D a total of about 3 and a half hours of hunting has got me 3 pins and about 600k to my name
RE: Times
# Jan 20 2004 at 8:22 PM Rating: Default
What level are you?
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