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Parchment by desynth results...
# May 18 2008 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
I farmed my own lightning crystals and purchased flutes from the NPC in Windurst Woods. I did not record the day, time, or moon phase but I faced south the entire time with no synthesis support. I am a level 44 in woodworking, 2 leathercraft, 9 alchemy. Here are my results...

Crystals Used: 156 (Farmed)
Flutes Purchased: 156 ($7,020g)
Synth Time: Less than 1 hour
Farming Time: 1-2 hours
Total Spent: $7,020g

Failed Synths: 95 (61% fail rate)
Crystals Lost: 95 (-$0)
Flutes Lost: 44 (-$1,980g)(28% break rate)

Successful Synths: 61 (39% success rate)
Successful Parchment Synths: 35 (23% overall parchment rate)
Successful Maple Lumber Synths: 26 (17% overall lumber rate)
Parchment vs Maple Lumber: 57% parchment vs 43% lumber

Profit: $41,063 (based on Jeuno/Hades AH prices)
Time: Approx. 2 HRS

Edited, May 18th 2008 11:11am by Pindarus

Edited, May 18th 2008 3:22pm by Pindarus

Edited, May 18th 2008 3:26pm by Pindarus
# Oct 17 2007 at 2:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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Added icon, guild level, and added HQ yields for the Leathercraft recipe.
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# Jan 08 2006 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
Desynthing flutes for these things is quite annoying.
I'm 68 wood and I break at least 2/3 of my crystals. Rest of the time I get maple and parchment. I log to my mule who has no crafting and pretty much come up with the same result. 2 stacks of crystals yielded 5 parchment and 2 maple. Funny how I HQ'd with no crafting done >,>
RE: Annoyances
# Jan 12 2006 at 1:23 PM Rating: Good
I've HQ'ed Desynths a good 5-8 levels below their cap. Desynthesis shouldn't be thought of in the same way as HQ'ing normal regular synths.

Desynthesis = High HQ Rate and High Break Rate.
# Nov 12 2005 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
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The HQ results must be from Leather recipe. It looks like the HQ result of the Woodworking Desynthesis is Maple Lumber....I dont need that crap lol.

Edited, Sat Nov 12 15:53:11 2005
# Sep 07 2005 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
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NQ: 1 Parchment
HQ1: 1 Parchment
HQ2: 2 Parchment
HQ3: 4 Parchment (according to a friend)

Edited, Wed Sep 7 11:47:33 2005
# Feb 09 2007 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I got 3 parchment from a synth tonight, but I don't know what HQ lvl it was.
# Aug 16 2005 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
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You can HQ these
NQ= 1 Parchment
HQ= 2 Parchments
HQ2= 3 Parchments.
I don't know if there is a HQ3 yet. As in my LC skill really bites :-\
# Oct 18 2005 at 1:38 PM Rating: Good
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Are these the results for the Leathercraft recipe or for the Woodworking desynthesis recipe?
# Aug 30 2005 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, there is an HQ3 for 4 parchment. I don't know why this isn't listed as possible results.
The cost
# Jun 20 2005 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
Parhcments in Sandy on asura go for 30k a stack, i can get flutes for 50gil, so i could either buy aload of parchments and make flutes or make parchments out of flutes to then re-make into flutes.

Do you need to do the item at your lvl to progress or will still making parchments give me skill points?
The cost
# Jun 20 2005 at 3:28 AM Rating: Decent
Parhcments in Sandy on asura go for 30k a stack, i can get flutes for 50gil, so i could either buy aload of parchments and make flutes or make parchments out of flutes to then re-make into flutes.

Do you need to do the item at your lvl to progress or will still making parchments give me skill points?
Quest update. THX!
# May 19 2005 at 12:56 AM Rating: Default
This is also used in quest, "Divine Might"

Enter The Shrine of Ru'Avitau from the main door.
Talk to the untargeted mark strait ahead.
Get a Cut Scene.
Talk to the target once again(if you want directions)
Buy or craft a Parchment.
Kill Cursed Puppet's until you get a Bottle Of Illuminink.(be careful of meltdown.)

Visit the foutain while it's full (full moon between 00:00-03:00) and trade the Bottle Of Illuminink and Parchment.
Obtain an item Ark Pentasphere

Enter any la'loff entrance, use the Ark Pentasphere to call all 5 ark angles to fight at the same time.

Rewards for winning is one of five earrings. They are LV72 All Jobs. The earrings are below.

AGI+2 Enhances "Dual Wield" effect Sword skill +5

Knight's Earring
VIT+2 Shield skill +5 Divine magic skill +5

Abyssal Earring
INT+2 Scythe skill +5 Dark magic skill +5

Beast Earring
CHR+2 Evasion+5 Axe skill +5

STR+2 Great Katana skill +5 Parrying skill +5

This quest you can have an alliance and is easily completed with 18 level 73-75 black mages. Any other way I hear is extremely hard. :3 So, yeah. Good luck everyone ^^

RE: Quest update. THX!
# Apr 02 2006 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
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this is all very nice, but don't give a complete detailed account of a quest here that will be lost at the bottom of a thread. Send it in as a correction if you have all the details and they are not available yet on Allakhazam.
# Apr 18 2005 at 3:15 AM Rating: Default
For those of you who are curious, "Parchment" is made (in reality) of sheep's skin that's been treated and pounded or rolled very thin. It is far thicker and durable than regular paper, although is has a tendency to crack or crumble if it dries out.

hmmm...well...unless its english parchment then its made of paper but thanks for being the next contestant on the pseudo intellectual is wrong....actually parchment comes in many different forms.
RE: re:
# Apr 27 2005 at 11:57 PM Rating: Good

Ahem. "Thanks for being the next contestant on The Pseudo-Intellectual Is Somewhat Incorrect!"

Edited, Thu Apr 28 00:59:51 2005
# Mar 27 2005 at 4:21 AM Rating: Excellent
This is a Desynth. It costs so much cause it is so much harder to make. I use 2 stacks of lightning crystals and 1 stack of flutes and get a full stack of parchment but then again im lvl 28 and i have extra stuff that makes it easier for me.(furniture). The difference is the names as u noticed "Bast" and the fact that they are each used for different purposes. The "Parchment" is very usefull even though it isnt used in many synths it is used in 1 major synth that is needed to get to higher lvls in wood working. If you would like to do this your self do it in san d'oria and only when sandy in first for balance of power. This will make it alot cheaper. On kujata server its about 2.5k Gil for 1 stack of Lightning Crystals and exactly 588 gil for 12 flutes. Just to let you know i never do this unless i have advanced synth support from wood workers guild and the right furniture in my Mog House.(50 BookHolders)
or (50 paintings) or just mix them up to your liken. Well thats all go out an dhave fun but dont over do it or the price will drop and that means you make less profit so dont f*ck us over or your self. Cya all later.

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Craft Levels:Wood Working Lv.28 / No Others
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# Mar 23 2005 at 6:11 AM Rating: Default
can anyone tell me how to level up woodworking
Flute Cap
# Mar 17 2005 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I've decided to help a friend make some parchment so he could level his woodworking.

When I started, I only had 1 full skill point in woodworking, but I still managed to get skill ups.

So obviously, the skill cap for desynthing flutes into parchment is higher than woodworking 1.
Aggrivating WW synth
# Mar 14 2005 at 5:24 AM Rating: Good
At 70 woodworking attempting to get to 72, I was trying to do this the cheapest way I could. Well anyway, 4 stacks of lightning crystals produced 7 Parchments with the Flute just to give you guys an idea of what your working with. This stuff is never on the AH.
# Mar 02 2005 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
i am lvl 33 woodworking, i tried making some parchment, and i bought 3 stacks of lightening crystals, and i only ened up making 7 parchments all together. so that should give most an idea of the odds of making one is.
# Feb 09 2005 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
currently stuck at 62 woodworking >_<, least until i saw taru taru folding screens, cause in carbuncle Demon AND bodkin arrowheads are now 55k+!!! a single efing stack...by doing this taru taru folding screen at least i wont loose 25k for every synth i make.....so basically is arrowheads are too expensive in your server go Demon arrows => taru taru Folding screens, better =P

Edited, Wed Feb 9 02:58:54 2005
# Nov 17 2004 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
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I've heard mention of an HQ synth of this (the sheep leather recipie). Is it a higher yield or something? Or this person just completely off their rocker?
# Oct 12 2004 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
There's a HQ for
Lighning Crystal
Flute x1

I got a Maple Log every few synths.
RE: HQ's
# Nov 12 2004 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent
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maple lumber, actually
# Oct 07 2004 at 6:29 AM Rating: Decent
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why is parchment so costly when you can only use it in a few recipes, and the flute isn't worth it to make and the picclo is on the border of not making, just why is this between 900-1100 for one parchment when its not that useful.

Because it's made from Sheep Leather and that goes for between 10k and 12k per stack, Parchment actually sells below cost, the main reason it gets made is because you loose the least money leveling leathercraft between 24 and 31 on this.
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I thought of it first:

# Aug 23 2004 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Parchment isn't as easy to get as stated here. Most of the time you may get Maple Lumber instead from the Flute + Lightning Crystal formular.
RE: Maple
# Nov 12 2004 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
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maple lumber is the HQ result, so you can expect at least double the parchment.
# Aug 14 2004 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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in sandy AH parchment goes for 1.9k-2k..and the guilds sell out of everything as soon as the shop is open.
Bye bye 1k
# Jul 14 2004 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh man, I bought a Bast Parchment instead of a Parchment alone ~~ there goes 1000g

Curses, I'm running low on money too...oh well...if it makes 5.1k...
De Synth to get Parchment
# Mar 19 2004 at 4:04 AM Rating: Decent
And a teaser for you all ...

I Just saw a guy desything an item to make parchment. I waited round til he failed one and its like a 50g item you can buy from npc.

Have fun finding it... I bet you need a huge lvl to make it work.
I'll give it a go later ;)
RE: De Synth to get Parchment
# Aug 04 2004 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
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For all those who are curious the recipe he is referring to is the following:

Lightning Crystal + FluteX1 = Parchment

Flutes can be purchased in the Music Shop in Bastok Markets.

RE: De Synth to get Parchment
# Dec 03 2004 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
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The fail rate on this is insane by the way like most desynthing. It usually takes me three stacks of lightning crystals to get 12 parchments. Still alot cheaper than buying the parchment itself but it is very time consuming and could drive you insane.
RE: De Synth to get Parchment
# May 05 2004 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
136 posts
I finally figured this one out. I shoulda figured it out sooner since I've made the item before. I have a lvl 61 woodworking and I got the parchment about 5/12 desynths. Not great, but still a better deal than buying the parchments from AH.
the difference
# Mar 17 2004 at 4:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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For those of you who are curious, "Parchment" is made (in reality) of sheep's skin that's been treated and pounded or rolled very thin. It is far thicker and durable than regular paper, although is has a tendency to crack or crumble if it dries out. In FFXI it can be found at the leatherworkers guild or under the leatherworking materials section of the AH. It is this Parchment (plain parchment) that is used in the Bard Flag quest.

Bast Parchment is the term the game uses for a parchment-like sheet made instead from treated, pulped wood fiber, ie paper like most of the paper you print things on in reality. In FFXI it is a woodworker's guild item, and as such can be found under the woodworking materials section of the AH. This "Bast Parchment" is NOT used for the Bard quest.
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