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Vana'diel Bestiary: Valkurm Emperor  

Family:Fly
Found in:Valkurm Dunes
Found at Location:E - 8
Level:29 - 30
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Wind
Drops:
Stolen Items:
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.

Damselfly
Goblin Mugger
Goblin Leecher
Goblin Gambler
Sniper
Sniper
Sniper
Sniper
Damselfly<~~~~~PH!!!
Damselfly
Damselfly
Damselfly
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...

Sniper
Sniper
Sniper
Damselfly
Damselfly
Damselfly
Valkurm
Emperor
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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1/1!
# Nov 22 2006 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
When I started campin this guy there was 1 person who was there before me, he logged and I was alone for about 30 minutes, then everyone got the memo and no less than 6 campers came out of the woodwork. but they dropped off slowly, one by one until 2 hours later there were just 3 of us left. I'm starting to lose hope, cruising myspace with my hands working the control instinctually, I glance over at the widescan I just pulled up and there he was, Valkurm Emporor. I hit my Flee macro and run over, then I stumble, accidently hitting my ranged attack macro, then hitting my charm macro but I didnt have it selected. I managed to select it and charm it right when my 2 competitors approached, relieved I take the fly out and to my surprise I got the drop. 1/1! I'll just say its because of TH2, that or the game knew how much of a loser I wasn not having this until 49. If you are still reading thank you for listening to my epic tale of a man who walked the desert for days and came out with riches beyond his wildest dreams.
Ez
# Nov 14 2006 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
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this nm is so easy to claim if ur not lazy, seriously
31/32 claims w/o flee
only claim i didnt get was when stupid stun didnt work, idk why
just kill the ph, top of 4 flys between the snips and leeches, use berserk, w/e 5 minute ability u have
with about 10 seconds to go SPAM widescan, it will show up at the bottom of the 3 flys
just get a quick look at its relative pos on on WS and track and run to the area. claim macro, and then fight
That easy
ppl on ls always complain about to many campers, or soo much comp but thats all bs, no harder with comp, save that it pops on top of them
another thing, if ppl are just killing the fly( which they prolly are, ppl are stupid) just SPAM widescan constantly, if ur not lazy ull get the claim
3/31 on this guy, got for 2 friends,
btw, id reccomend standing north of the middle clump of trees facing the beach, while standing on the hill
GL to all campers, just dont be lazy, hope u all get ur hairpin
un-claimed
# Nov 10 2006 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
I was PL'n friend in dunes when i followed the puller out and saw this unclaimed. I used my bow and missed, but he started advancing towards me. His named stayed yellow the whole time, and a WAR came and voked it after he killed a nearby fly. WTF when you shoot a monster it counts as your claim even if you miss. I know this cus i have crappy ranged accuracy. BE AWARE: IF THIS GLITCH HAPPENS TO YOU GO DIRECTLY TO BUG REPORT IN PLAY-ONLINE VIEWER, BECAUSE THATS WHAT [GM] WILL TELL YOU.
un-claimed
# Dec 08 2006 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
Um.. if I'm not mistaken, if a person aggros a monster, and doesn't wanna fight it, and another person goes up to "claim" it, it will still stay yellow because it chose to attack the other character first, (ie; Its HIS own, in a 'weird' way, regarldess if he doesn't wanna fight it.) you have try and claim it twice. Lets say your a THF and saw a WAR get aggro by a Goblin and you want to save him, you use steal on it to try and claim, but its still yellow, then you use mug on it DING DING, its red and now yours. >.> Its not a glitch, SE added this to prevent claim/stealing from other people.
un-claimed
# Dec 28 2006 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
Quote:
unclaimed


he said it was sitting there unclaimed, Flys do NOT aggro, and he attacked it first, twas a glitch, plain and simplem and im clasifying glitch as in, the system messed up once, not a bug. He's right, and you're right, but not abotu what he wrote.
un-claimed
# Dec 29 2006 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
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kartoffeln wrote:
Quote:
unclaimed


he said it was sitting there unclaimed, Flys do NOT aggro, and he attacked it first, twas a glitch, plain and simplem and im clasifying glitch as in, the system messed up once, not a bug. He's right, and you're right, but not abotu what he wrote.


flys may not agro, but the Emp does. so the explanation is valid.
un-claimed
# Nov 10 2006 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I know how you feel...I hit wrong macro instead of mug and missed claim, they got drop :/
Questions
# Oct 22 2006 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
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I just got my bounding boots, and have decided to go after VE very soon, as my NIN and THF could use the pin. I have noticed camping NMs, that sometimes NMs are easier to see on widescan than others. For example, Leaping lizzy takes up only one line, and is very easy to spot. But other NMs, like JEJ look very similar to others because it takes up one spot. Does VE take up 1 or 2 lines on widescan? And one more question. I have always camped LL as THF/RNG, for Widescan and flee, and claimed with steal. Is the spawn area large enough so that i will be able to keep wide scanning and other campers won't beat me to it because it is small spawn and whoever is nearest it will get the claim. I love the method I use to camp LL, because it is so profcient in claims. Will this work for VE?
Chance'll be a fine thing ^^
# Oct 18 2006 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
Right, I logged on to play today & read a maintenace in 1hr message. Thought hmmm 1 hr, wtf I'll camp VE (after my joy with JEJ!) Didn't think anyone would be camping with 30 minutes to spare, but there was a couple! Was gonna try the kill the 1st of 4 flies in the 2nd group stratergy posted below. The other campers had other ideas n were swattin all the flies in sight. So I just sat there n spammed widescan, not thinkin it would pop in the time remaining. 10 minutes till maintenace, n the **** pops. I hit flee & zipped past a camper on a frackabo (MWAHAHAHAHA) & claimed. Hitting him & praying i could take him down before maintenance. 3 minutes to spare, jump for joy. killed him n got the drop. screemed the news to my linkshell buds while shaking! Wanted to tell/show the other campers but thought it best to log out just in case of crazy auto-log/maintenance glitches XD! 1/1
Screw TH, /RNG is all you need
# Oct 18 2006 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
First things first, TH has not helped in the slightest bit in getting the pin to drop. I've had 3 THF's 15+, either by main or sub job, help me with this and no drop. I have also heard that letting the THF kill it or killing it with a WS will help with the drop. That doesn't work, at least not for me. My record 1/20ish on the drop. What has worked for me, the PH strategy. It is the first one in the group of 4 flies as everyone on here has said. One thing that I noticed on my most recent camping trip where I actually got the drop, when VE is about to pop, it will take slightly longer than the 5 minute respawn time. Example, killed the PH @ 7:15pm, used Sharpshot as the PH disappeared. Checked widescan after 5 minute job ability timer expired. No PH. I waited about 20 more seconds and checked again, Valkurm Emperor. Normally, the PH will respawn by the time the ja timer is up. One hour and 15 mins later, I'm killing the PH's expecting the pop, low and behold, no PH. I waited about 15 secs and check widescan again, BAM, VE on my list. Now to put another theory to rest. Using magic does not effect the drop rate negatively. I know a few posts down someone else said it, but I'm confirming it. A whm friend that stopped by to help, claimed it with Holy and cast Banish on it as well. I got the drop this time.
Now for my theory on the drop rate. I do believe the moon phase has something to do with how it drops. Either that, or my friend, who camped it for the very first time and got the drop on the very next spawn after I got my pin, is extremely lucky. I didn't take mind to look at the moon phase when I got my drop, but counting back, the nearest I can tell is that it was close to full moon if not during full moon. If anyone feels so inclined to do the math, my date and time of my kill with the drop was Monday October 16th, 8:45pm EST. Good luck and happy hunting, I'm done with this (Bio)tch!
O.o VALKURM EMPEROR!!!
# Oct 15 2006 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
***** THF15 or THF45 go in (F-8) at that little island...wait.. Widescan for the informated mob...kill it...wait..voke..shot..cast w/e kill it slow tho...then take your claim if your lucky ^.^













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RDM66 BLU50 BLM45 NIN27 PLD24 WAR15 WHM13 BRD13 o.o....etc..
dance dance in my underpants!!!
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PH and other flies
# Oct 13 2006 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
so i decided to camp this fly for the first time last night and 0/3 using the PH strategy.

i can confirm it works btw for ppl who stratch their heads a bit reading through all the post.

its the top fly of a group of 4 between snippers and leeches. also its aa 5min repop time ( this was what as confusing me at the start my camping)

also i belive not 100% sure but the odds of it poping when u leave the other 3 flies make VE pop way faster.

i first get to camp and after 30- 45 mins of camping and scanning 75war/12rng got claim
first 20mins there was another camper killing everything in sight after i got claim both campers left and 1hr -1hr 15mins just by myself and pop again

just killing PH after the 2nd VE claim 15mins later some ppl started showing up and started killing everything in sight. spend another 2hr camping and no pop went to bed

woke up early just couldnt sleep cause i was so amaze how good this strat works (was missing powder boots for it to be perfect) so i logg and 1 jp player camping and killing all the flies 30mins pass and no pop and try to explain dont kill the rest of the flies which he agreed and soon enough it pop got claimed and he left and more jp players came and started killing non stop 2hrs pass before i had to go to work, so i logged and left
VE question
# Oct 11 2006 at 3:03 AM Rating: Decent
I have been camping this thing for a few days now, and I might have figured something out. Using the widescan trick, I got all claims while I was there but 1, on that one VE just happened to pop in front of someone else.

What I noticed is that VE might always pop if his window is open and if the other 3 flies in his gruop are present. In other words only kill the PH, and if there's other people running around killing the other flies this will only prolong his pop time. I tested this this morning, and while I'm not 100% sure, I was there killing PH's for a long time, and the first time a PH was due to pop and the other 3 flies were there, he popped.

My question is this. I am 0/god know what, no drops at all. Obviously, I need TH. My thf is only 35 atm. If I intend to camp VE as thf?? / rng 01, what level does my thf have to be in order for me to kill it? Keep in mind that since my rng sub is only level 1, that will offer no help. But I do not see anyone getting a claim on this without subbing rng at all, unless pure luck.

Edit: Found it! Went out with my 35thf/02rng, VE popped within seconds of me arriving, fleed to him, kicked his ***** TH is VERY helpful on this lol.

Edited, Oct 12th 2006 at 12:54am PDT by Goodknightdrg
VE question
# Oct 17 2006 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
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TH is helpful, but by no means required to get this drop. I got the drop from him camping as rdm/rng after 15 claims. And I know of a few Lv.45+ thfs who have killed him loads of times and have never seen the hairpin drop once. It's a rare drop, and that's why you don't see everyone on your server sporting one of these. And even then, most people who own one bought themselves the non-exclusive version of the pin making wearers of the exclusive version even more rare.

The other flies have nothing to do with VE's spawn, just the PH. Kill the PH, and 5 minutes later if VE's window is open, he may/may not pop. It doesn't matter if the other flies are dead or not. What could be throwing you off is you may have nabbed the wrong fly, and don't forget that a lot of lottery NM's skip spawns.
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1/1 4 hours camp
# Oct 09 2006 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
After i get the boots from Lizzy i head over to this bad boy. I get there and the place is absolutely packed. Im killing flys and ghouls and stuff and im getting the sub job drops like crazy even magicked skulls... So im like man if i get this thing i thinnk ill get the drop. So i help people around with subjob items not really paying attention, wcing afking, brbing... Come back and i looke around and it pops right next to me just like the lizzy... I tried targeting it hands are shaking players are fleeing for it and i get the stun on it whip my staff out on it and start beasting it. I had 300% Tp used Earth Crusher 600 damage or so and death.... /sighed /sit /smile /grin / cheer lol people were looking at me like wtf... did you get drop or no so i go to equipment equiped and /danced lol gl to all you getting that too i guess you need a lil bit of luck a lil bit of stun and yup you can be the man just like me ^.^ btw again only 3 months playing got them both by myself it was fun not a waste of time either.
Oh and i think it was full moon too but then again i hear it doesnt matter and then i hear it does so whatever floats your boat of trying to camp do it up good luck people if you ever need some help on Hades ill help you out if you help me out maybe with some gil or help down the road cause Kloudy is BROKE :D
hum... =]
# Oct 06 2006 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
man this guy is a pain, camped it alot of time without a single claim because of all the other campers....
just got the drop tonight but it was pure luck it poped in front of me while i was killing a bogy waiting for pty
killed it with only TH1 and know 1/1 =]

GL to all of u =]
Claiming VE
# Oct 01 2006 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
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Getting this claim is pretty easy if you approach it right. Just running around hoping it pops in front of you won't get you very far.

Here's I do it (haven't lost claim yet):
Go as THF(45+)/RNG(10+? need entire VE spawn area covered by Widescan)
If not, go as Job(40+)/RNG(10+?) and use Powder Boots for Flee. Haven't used them yet since I have Flee but Flee gives a huge advantage. /item "Powder Boots" <me> I would assume. Use only if you see him one Widescan, of course.

Widescan, follow SKSmoke's Advice:
Snipper
Snipper
Snipper
Damselfly <--- PH, kill it immediately.
Damselfly
Damselfly
Damselfly
Thread Leech
Thread Leech
Thread Leech

Camp (stand) @ the Palm Trees in the middle and face North (make sure you can see most/all of the palm trees b/c he often spawns right on them).

Keep Widescanning. I suggest you make a macro for the map (/map) on like alt+2 for easy access. alt+2, enter (widescan), right right to flip through the mobs quickly.

If there are others without widescan killing the other Damselflies just let thim kill them all and just stand there and keep widescanning for him.

He'll show up just as SKSmokes stated.
Snipper
Snipper
Damselfly
Damselfly
Damselfly
Valkurm Emperor
Thread Leech
Thread Leech

Flee towards him. Be equipped with a Dart for throwing. Don't panic because you might interrupt your throw. Stop, throw, and kill it.

I'm 3/8 w/ TH2, but one of them was for a friend who helped me get Hornetneedle. You have a huge advantage with Flee and Widescan. You cover the entire spawn area and will find him within 5 seconds of him popping.

Be patient and g'luck!

Edited, Oct 1st 2006 at 6:20pm PDT by Destati
Claiming VE
# Dec 26 2006 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Only thing I find wrong with Destatis strat is he said that Valkrum Emporer will pop below the other 3 when killing that 1 PH. Well yesturday I was runnging aroudn zone killing all the flys and VE popped way at the bottom of the WS list, well I missed claim anyways I was too far away, VE popped back towards selbina.
I log on this morning and surprisingly there is no one camping it so I decided to try the WS trick. As we speak my char is killing the 2nd round of the PH (the top one on the group of 4). I figured I might as well try it seeing as though I got in a big argument with someone yesturday because I think this whole PH thing is a load of crap. I don't understand why SE would make this so easy or who would figure it out, seems kinda random to me lol. Anyways yesturday this kid was camping VE trying the PH trick and I came along and just started killing all PH's. He was cussing me out and telling me its never gunna pop blah blah, 5 min later it pops right behind him and he misses claim to a JP lmfao. He started goin off on me I was just like stop because you know ur wrong and u didnt get claim. I'll let you know how this trick works for me.
Claiming VE
# Dec 22 2006 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
Thank you, that was very helpful on finding VE. Now to get the drop. ^_^

*added*

Yay! At 10am got my Hairpin. This guide works like a charm!!! I found it popped all 3 times for me West of the trees near the little spot between the 2 walls. West side of E-8. Thanks again for the tips! Was 75PLD/9RNG by the way, no powder boots.

Edited, Dec 22nd 2006 8:17am by Dreubaud

Edited, Dec 22nd 2006 11:04am by Dreubaud
people complaining -.-
# Sep 30 2006 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
I'm 0/21 on this thing... so anyone complaining should just feel lucky

Edited, Sep 30th 2006 at 10:22pm PDT by Arsilla
0/5
# Sep 29 2006 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
0/5... The worst thing is i know many ppl who got the pin 1/1

I am sick of posts like "I was running through Valkurm, VE was there unclaimed, killed it 1/1 woooo"

I am also 0/5 for Bounding Boots and 0/15 for Nadrs ( not many ppl knows about it but it is good low-level sword ). 0/23 for Shikaree Ring also but I know lots of ppl with 0/50+ so it is not as bad as my VE and LL drop rates... I think SE hates me but i hate SE more than they do for sure... In the end I am full of "0/X"s thanks to SE. It is like they saving the drops for themselves /sigh
LoLalla
# Sep 27 2006 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Family: Fly
Found in Areas: Valkurm Dunes

Found at Location: E - 8
Level: 29 - 30
Flags:
Notorious Monster
Aggro
Linking
Appears during Besieged
Detects by Sound
Based on Wind
Weak against Ice

Drops:
Wind Crystal
Empress Hairpin
Insect Wing

Stolen Items:
Insect Wing


rofl

edit: awww they fixed it ;;;;;;;;;;;


Edited, Sep 29th 2006 at 4:23pm PDT by Squah
1/1
# Sep 24 2006 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
said all day today i wina go camp this....friend was in party doing the widescan thing, me and another friend were killing placeholders....well as it happens, i run past trees on one side, her on the other, we see a fly, and go for it, turns out to be VE, few hits, hes dead, 1/1. at end of fight my friend goes hes on widescan....so the delay must be bad....we were just lucky he poped right next to us.

1/1 :) whm/blm whm/nin

going for another tomorrow :)
Stratgey
# Sep 23 2006 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
Is there a stratgey for camping VE? if so what is it.
1/9
# Sep 21 2006 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
This NM will tax your patience to the extreme. Fortunately, it does usually respawn in 1.5-2 hrs so after killing it, you can log, chill, do something more fun than mindlessly killing flies, and then relog and go back at it again.

I'm not too great with killing placeholders and all that, so for the camper who isn't that expert, I would suggest my favorite camping point: the damselfy pop by the trees. Bogeys will spawn their at night, so careful of aggro if you're lower level. I'm 1/9 on this NM and it spawned there the majority of the time (around 4-5 i think). It doesn't spawn EXACTLY on the trees every time (it does spawn to the southeast or southwest of it), but you should be close enough to have a viable chance at getting claim.

I was 0/7 with /rng and 1/2 with THII, so I would suggest asking a THF buddy to come along if you get claim and aren't fortunate enough to be a THF at the moment.
Bad-Luck Record...
# Sep 03 2006 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
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0/15 and counting....

EDIT: Talk about luck. 1/16

Edited, Sep 5th 2006 at 11:24am EDT by Volkai
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my turn
# Aug 29 2006 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
this is how it when for me ill start by stating that i was rdm 51/blm 25 (yep, no TH) i was cruiseing through "the dunes" on my way back home to sandy when i had the thought why not go look, worst case i get there and watch a mob of people swarm around and ill chuckle. so iget to the spawn area and remeber the post by Zirellryk (which was a nice read) talking about fly place holders so cruise around killing flys and notice that i dont see anyone, upon further reaching circles (yeah i was runnin in circles) i see a higher anon. lvl blm and whm, could tell by the AF they were wearing) and i think hmmm either its been killed and they are fighting over the drop or im lucky and they are seperate and are the only ones camping (while just standing in one spot) so i make sure i have my dia marco set for fastest possible ranged claim, just incase it came down to a showdown, 10 flys later and i no longer see the mage pair and think oh well missed my chance but figure what the hell im now the ONLY person hunting this elusive drop i might aswell stick around. fast forward--->10 more flys later. i spot him all alone and
in his usual pop spot next to the trees. to make a long story shorter, claimed, used no cures just nuked and melee, finished in the yellow hp and 50%mp, wooped got drop, rejoyiced and shouted to the area my success (also to let others know when he had been killed last to better their chances of showing up for his respawn) am 1/1 no TH first attemp camping this baddie, next on my list either LL
or Mycophile
emperor down
# Aug 25 2006 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
i finally killed this bad boy today after hours of hunting and getting no claims i killed him haha.

so there i was running around getting sand in my shoes and you know the rest when your in a sandy place, thought id run over to the western side of his spawn points. as i run over i think to my self holy jesus that fly has a big name. so i dash over to try and get the claim to my fortune the closest person was no where in site so i quickly voke the emperor and start hitting him with all i got, after i few hits i use Blade: Chi 669 damage took him down to 1% hp killed with the final blow. my heart was racing but so confident was i that i got the drop and then... it was only a wing :( i was gutted for i had camped this things for many hours. 0/1 but i do feel sorry for the people who go 1/14 i would hate that to happen to me.

did you expect a happy ending? not in my luck but i guess it could be worse off to camp this tomorrow and hope to get its drop ill post if i do ^^ wish me luck. thank you for reading.

52NIN/26WAR
Death to the Emperor!
# Aug 25 2006 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
Like so many others before me I have long been frustrated by this guy ... or should I say the inability to catch this guy due to overcamping. Until two nights ago; prior to this fateful night I had only seen him a couple times and only caught him once myself. Well, today I am singing a different song and to all of you who have killed him so many times with no drop I feel you pain. The frustration of a low drop rate, long spawn time, and rabid competition still courses through my veins especially as I set my sights on Leaping Lizzie as my next victim.

Anyhow, to set up this tale I must state I wasn't really intending to play this particular night, I was just checking to see if VE was up while I was afk bazaaring in Selbina. I thought, "hey why not go check since you have widescan and flee and can get there and back quickly". So, upon inspection ... no VE anywhere to be seen. Move in a little closer and look again ... same thing. A manual inspection shows that nobody is there hunting him either so I start thinking, "hmmm, did he just die or is this one of those Rare/Ex times in FFXI when nobody else is thinking about Agi +3, Dex +3, Eva +10?" I decide to check it out for a few minutes as all 4 flies are up and I can go around killing only the place holder and waiting 5 minutes. Next thing I know my fiancee walks in the room and starts getting annoyed at me and saying she is going to bed rather than sitting and watching this boring game, further exclaiming that everything I do on this game looks boring and she wonders what is the draw. So, not wanting her to be pissed with me, I decide to go spend time with her and we watch a movie. Now, 2 hours has gone by and I switch back to FFXI just to get myself back to Selbina.

I decide to take a couple quick scans just to make sure our fly friend isn't lurking in the corners or cooling himself under the shade of a whitebone Sands palm and quickly notice I am still alone in this hunt. I keep looking, only killing the top fly on the widescan cluster of 4 when all a sudden a lvl 72+ BLM shows up. I start thinking, "well, there goes my chance to get this guy...again", when all of a sudden I see him hanging out way more North than I have ever seen him. I casually start heading his way, knowing I have only one competitor in this quest and he still hasn't noticed VE, or so it seems. I hit my 'flee' macro, then I hit my 'SATA' macro and race to VE, still noting no movement from my adversary the BLM. Wanting so badly to get VE I ***** up my positioning on the SATA and miss with it but make the claim. I briefly wonder, "will I survive? I am 43 THF but have never tried to solo this guy and have no idea his level. I pop some +1 Sushi into my wondering mouth. Whip out my x-bow and blast some bloody bolts up VE's tiny [email protected]$$. I notice him taking a ton of damage from those and not too bad from my dagger as well so I back off my worry and start talking to my LS buddies proclaming loudly my good fortune. I hit him with WS 'Cyclone' which doesn't do much damage but what the hell, it all adds up. A guy in my LS tells me to turn around and invite him so he can help me out but I figure, "why? VE only has 30% life left anyhow and I am still full." I tell him so and continue to bloody VE's nose, face, teeth and whatever else I can get my viscious little dagger into. VE dies an honourable death at the hands of a tenatious hume thief with little respect for authority. The Emperor is down, his reign is brought to a swift end and his mortal enemy is left standing in a pool of green fly-blood and fractured wing netting holding aloft the elusive but oh-so sought after Empress Hairpin. Swelling with the joy of victory and joining the slowly swelling ranks of those who no longer need to torment themselves with the hunt of this noble creature I proudly stride back to Selbina, put my Emperor Hairpin up for sale and settle into a night of bazaaring with newly lowered prices as I just found myself to be about 1.5 mil richer than I was a couple hours before.

Finally, a hunt for an NM with a happy ending. I look forward to the day I can wash the desert stones with the blood of my new found foe, the Leaping Lizard. Lizzie, I wish you luck you seasoned adversary ... your life depends upon it for if ever I see your scaly hide I vow to unleash a fury upon you from which you shall never recover! And when I am done slicing and dicing you I will be certain to relieve my bladder upon your warm and rotting carcass with a vast and mighty torrent. You have been warned Lizard King!
Death to the Emperor!
# Sep 30 2006 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
nicely written, just one problem... with a name like lizzie wouldn't she be a female, making her the lizard queen?
VE is a Harsh Mistress.
# Aug 21 2006 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
I camped VE for about 4 minutes, as THF34/RNG14.
While waiting for my THF56/RNG28 buddy, and my RNG75/NIN37 buddy.
I got to camp before everyone else and waited.
VE popped but nobody else was there with me!
i hit flee, claimed it with a Dart.
I 2 houred when my HP got low to about 20%, he was at about 40%.
I Died right as my THF56 buddy got there and hit him.
My friend killed him with ease, but he already had one, got a rdm camper to raise me because we told him no drop, so he felt bad and raised me... JUST IN TIME TO LOT!

1/1 in 4 minutes.
Yay me.
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# Aug 21 2006 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
Can someone tell me the actual spawn time for him, is it that 5 mins after u kill the placeholder he spawns all the time, or is there a timer u have to wait for aswell. Also, i doubt this, but would I be able to kill it as 40war/10rng with lvl 7 armor, cos I was borrowing eisen gear, and i had to give it back :( Thx for any info
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# Sep 03 2006 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
Whoops tripple post, kinda impressive in a way
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# Sep 02 2006 at 3:39 AM Rating: Decent
Thanks for that, now all I have to do is camp him and wait for the drop....OH GOD!!!
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# Sep 02 2006 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
Thanks for that, now all I have to do is camp him and wait for the drop....OH GOD!!!!
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# Sep 02 2006 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
Thanks for that, now I just have to camp him and get the drop.... OH GOD !!!!
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# Aug 25 2006 at 5:35 AM Rating: Decent
every 5 minutes is VE or a PH that pops ...
and now for my tale ... 1/3 :)
thx to the great guide on here i just checked my wide scan every 5 min and killed PH and what do you know .. i wasn't surprised to see VE, got claim and drop :) 50% Moon, Lightningsday ... good luck to everyone, don't be fools stick to that guide
0/1 !
# Aug 21 2006 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
Okay, just had an update, so I decided to go camp VE. I stood right in the spot that the picture shows (I didn't know much about VE, never camped him before). I waited for about 2 minutes, turned my camera around, and there is VE. Dia'd him and got claim. Pretty soon, about 6 other campers were around me. Sadly, no drop. ^^;
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