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Tactics Pearl
[Ear] All Races
Lv.5 All Jobs
A magical pearl that allows you to send a code to your adventuring fellow.
Unlike a linkpearl, it is worn on the ear.
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# Jun 03 2008 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
I got the quest, went to Promy-Holla. Talked to my NPC. Found the ???, then D/ced. Just to let y'all know, d/cing is failing... logged back on and NPC wasn't there anymore. >.< I always d/c at the wrong moments.
# Feb 11 2008 at 6:30 AM Rating: Decent
My NPC buddy hasn't given me this quest a second time. It's been a few months since i used up my first Tactics Pearl and threw it away.
I went into PromyHolla again, checked the RV point and me and my buddy headed over to the ??? and went through the usual stuff.
But speaking to him again in town he doesn't give me a Tactics Pearl, even though we've gone through all the motions.
I'm confused.
# Mar 02 2007 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
If you die, even after checking the ???, you fail the quest. Which sucks.
# Feb 28 2007 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
How long does this thing take to recharge? Or when it runs out do you have to get a new one?
# Oct 17 2007 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
KenethRDM wrote:
This item work exactly the same as your Signal pearl. It calls your NPC to fight with you. The differance is it can be used 10 minutes after you've used it previously, allowing you to have them fight with you for longer periods of time. However, it can only be used 4 times and DOES NOT recharge. After the 4th charge is used it is junk. You can get another one after the conquest update(Midnight on Sunday in Japan) by redoing the quest in promyvion.

As this question has been frequently asked and appears to be a frequent misunderstanding, I think the item description should note this fact. The Tactics Pearl does not recharge, unlike the Signal Pearl.
Can you reset this quest?
# Jan 26 2007 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
I have messed this quest up badly I think ><

I don't get the emptyness part when I ask my NPC about quests any more but when I zoned into a Promie area and checked the rendezvous point my NPC spawns.

I found the ??? and when I checked it the NPC said "ok we have learned all we can now we can go back"

But wen I call for her in the city rendezvous point she says nothing about the quest or a Tactics pearl.

Any ideas?

Rank 10
Can you reset this quest?
# Jan 27 2007 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
No I never got one yet.

This is the first time I'm trying to get one.


Can you reset this quest?
# Jan 27 2007 at 6:42 AM Rating: Good
636 posts
And when she asked if you were done there, you answered "Yes"?

Well, conquest will start over tomorrow - if nothing else you can start the quest over and try again then.
Can you reset this quest?
# Jan 26 2007 at 11:53 PM Rating: Good
636 posts
Hmm. First thing I'm wondering is, did you toss the old used-up Tactics Pearl.
What if NPC Promy Fail?
# Nov 25 2006 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
If you Fail the Promy to get your NPC'sTactics Pearl~~
You still wont get another chance until next JP Midnight?
Does anyone know if changing the Crag will let you call your NPC and
do the Quest again?
--please help :\
It is capped
# Aug 22 2006 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
When ever you enter the promy for anything it is caped at 30. I soloed this as 26Blu/13Whm pretty. I had when to promy holla just to try out my shade gear I had bought and on my way out I noticed the Rendezvous Point and clicked on it and got CS, I had forgot I got this quest started and was like the hell with it I'll try it as I started out I noticed a Pld come in and call his npc he was JP so I had a hard time talking to him but he gave me the location of the ??? and it was pretty close to the zone. My NPC is Mithran so I dont know if that has anything to do with were the ??? is and I read through the post and people talk about going to diffrent floor and I think they friggen crazy unless you get more exp from finishing the quest. The first floor is fine. And by the way Blue Mage owns in the promy's first floor. I was able to solo Tough mobs and I tried to solo a MR but kept running out of mp from fighting the spawns but If I had someone to kill the spawn wandders I know I could solo the first MR. Maybe one day I'll take a pt of 6 Blu's up in that B!@ch and show them sissy smn's how to do a promy.
# Jul 05 2006 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
Is this quest intended to be duo'ed just with your npc, or is it intended to be done with a party? Honestly, if you're supposed to just do this with yoru npc alone, I imagine it would get extremely hard by the time you get to the third floor, or is this somehow different? I read you have to do all 4 floors to get the pearl, is this true? thanks
# Jul 30 2006 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
No getting the Tactics Pearl is easy, once you enter, there will be a Rendezvous Point next to the portal. Once you select that you'll get a small 2 sec CS and then your npc will appear. The ??? is just ahead a bit. You'll need to fight a few mobs to clear the area, that's about it. Once you check the ??? your task is complete. You'll then be asked if you want to be warped to the entrance or stay. At that point you can stay and fight a while or leave. Your npc will remain.
However if your npc dies at anytime while in the empty, you'll have to wait until the following day japanese time and try again.
Hope this clears things up a bit.

Edit: After I posted this I found a good source for detailed information on this topic. You can travel to a ??? on one of the 3 floors to accomplish this task. The higher the floor, the more xp granted for your fellow. The amount of xp depends on how many mobs you kill on which floor in the given 45 minute time limit. Please check this link for greater detail.


Edited, Aug 1st 2006 at 12:24pm EDT by Godkiller
to tell lvl?
# May 21 2006 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
sorry for bothering but i recently got my npc... well ive called it out 'alot', almost every opportunity i can get. Now first how can i tell what lvl its at and the tactic pearl... how much of a bond will i need to start the quest? is there a post that already has all the beginning info? thanks again
# Jan 18 2006 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
Okay, i read about some people not being sure if theyre capped or not, and well at first i wasn't really sure myself; my NPC was hitting hard. But then i realised she was using Shell on me instead of the usual Shell II, as she is a lvl 38 healer. So the spells are capped, but they seem to have forgot to cap their attack strength, lol
# Aug 19 2006 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
they many, however, have fixed that in an update. I just did the quest for tactics and my npc pulled out a greataxe instead of the voulge i had just given her, the voulge of course being level 31, too high for the promyvion cap.
Answer to WHY WHY WHY
# Jan 03 2006 at 11:37 PM Rating: Good
261 posts
Well, in order to get another Tactics Pearl you have to go talk to your NPC at any Randevous point and select the "Quests" option. He/She will mention they need to go investigate the empties. This can be done once a week.
# Dec 22 2005 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
hmmm... I can't get this quest anymore! i did it once, ages ago, got a tactics pearl used it, Threw it, a few conquest tallies have gone by, i went to all three promys, checked Rendevous point and no NPC! talked to the mithra in P Jeuno, she just wants to upgrade weapons again... and yes done Blighted gloom quest
# Nov 02 2006 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
u need to talk to ur npc again at the rendv. point ask about quest... then u can goto any promy and click the point in there and there ya go
# Aug 29 2006 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
If you've been throwing away your Signal Pearl to get a new one it lowers the affection level by 5. If the affection drops too much you can't do the quest until it gets raised again (calling your NPC to fight and talking at the rendezvous once a day each give +1). Not 100% sure but this might be your problem.
Whats it?
# Nov 29 2005 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Can someone tell me what exactly this tactics pearl does? Sends your NPC a "code" isn't exactly helpful. A code for what? Thanks.
RE: Whats it?
# Dec 02 2005 at 9:27 AM Rating: Default
131 posts
This item work exactly the same as your Signal pearl. It calls your NPC to fight with you. The differance is it can be used 10 minutes after you've used it previously, allowing you to have them fight with you for longer periods of time. However, it can only be used 4 times and DOES NOT recharge. After the 4th charge is used it is junk. You can get another one after the conquest update(Midnight on Sunday in Japan) by redoing the quest in promyvion.

P.S. All this information was posted earlier. Please read other posts before you post a question.
Really Nice
# Nov 27 2005 at 6:01 PM Rating: Good
211 posts
This is possibly one of the best ways to not only get your NPC XP, but you as well. Set up a pt of 3 ppl who have this quest set, Get out there & call them up. Head right to the Third Level as soon as you can & start killing guys. Works quite well, and also gives your NPC a good amount of XP as well.
For those that would like to just give their NPCs lots of xp, kill most everything you can on the first floor, and then get to the second or third if your able, and find the ??? to get their XP bonus.
Tactic pearl
# Nov 26 2005 at 6:37 PM Rating: Default
Ok what does giving your NPC a code do and how do u get this item?
Tactics pearl
# Nov 25 2005 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
So can i get a second Tactics pearl cause I've used mine up and would love to have another one...
RE: Tactics pearl
# Nov 25 2005 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
Yes you can. You have to do the Prommy quest with your NPC again after the next update and when you talk to him in town he'll give you a new pearl, so drop the old one. It won't reduce your friendship with him.
RE: Tactics pearl
# Nov 25 2005 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
1,853 posts
No, If You fail, you can try to do it again after japanese midnight, then if u succeed, u can get teh quest again after the tally
# Nov 25 2005 at 6:33 AM Rating: Default
I'm not sure, but it didn't seem like my NPC was "capped" for the area. It was great! Who wouldn't want a level 50 buddy in a level 30 cap area?

Those Cravers went down like cheese-whiz!

Great Axe Attacker level 50 (on the outside). Hitting the mobs on the first level for 60+ a pop. Criticals for 125 or more. Sturmwind for 260+.

I'm no melee, so I don't know if this is normal for them or not, but she was tearing things up! On the other hand, she never did any WS's higher than Sturmwind.
RE: Capped?
# Dec 27 2005 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
435 posts
Yeah...My NPC is a Taru and I have him using a Great Katana. At level 40 Attacker, he was hitting the mobs on the first floor for between 70-80, easily pulling hate off of our PLD. Which was alright, because he seemed to be taking a lot less damage, too.
RE: Capped?
# Nov 26 2005 at 8:27 AM Rating: Good
131 posts
I've noticed this as well.
Tactics Pearl
# Nov 25 2005 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Blighted Gloom - CoP is needed, only requirement to get the quest is NPC "affinity" or "bond" of 20. (Affinity = #of times summoned + bonus for NPC quests)

Questable once per conquest period in Promy-Dem, Promy-Mea, or Promy-Holla.

Your NPC also gains an experience bonus when you exit. Exp is based on which floor you find the ??? on and how many mobs you kill.

Everything else you want to know about fellowship NPC's:
What does it do do
# Nov 24 2005 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
376 posts
What does it do excactly, does it allow you to change job of your NPC buddy on the fly?

Edited, Thu Nov 24 23:50:41 2005
RE: What does it do do
# Nov 24 2005 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
same as signal pearl only u can use it in quick succession to speed lvl ur npc
# Nov 24 2005 at 9:47 PM Rating: Excellent
36 posts
I got my NPC to about lvl 39..after i finshed blighted gloom (spell check) i was able to get the NPC promy quest. all i had to do is go in any promy crag and check rendev. point. after checking it you NPC pops and says "thanx for helping my out in this" ...blah blah blah. kill about 30 mob and checked ??? on 1st floor...npc got exp..and after i checked npc point at home....i got tactics pearl
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