Ayame and Kaede (Ninja Flag Quest)  

Submitted by:ShinraCorp
Start Area: Port Bastok
Start NPC:Ensetsu (I - 5)
Type:Job Related
Related Areas:Korroloka Tunnel
Related Mobs:Ensetsu (I - 5)
Korroloka Leech
Min Level:30
Max Level:75
Reward:Ninja Flag
(Average from 118 ratings)
Title Obtained:Shadow Walker
Last Updated: Wed Nov 2 06:26:21 2011

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Ensetsu wishes to reclaim an item he has sold to the Tenshodo, but they will not exchange it for anything other than a Strangely Shaped Coral (key item) from the Korroloka Tunnel. You must go and retrieve it for him.


Talk to Kaede at (J-5) in Port Bastok to begin this quest. After the cutscene, go talk to Kagetora in Warehouse 2, then talk to Ensetsu, who will ask you for a favor.

Make your way to the Korroloka Tunnel. If you're level 30+ (maybe less, but my group and I were at least 30) you shouldn't have to worry about too many aggro mobs. Mobs of interest that should be noted are jellies, bogies, and jammer leeches.

  • Follow the path until you can go left and straight. Turn left at (K-8).
  • Follow the path until you come out the other side, proceed left.
  • When you reach the bridge at (G-9), turn right and cross to the other side.
  • Proceed left. When you reach the junction point between going right and left (D-8), go right.
  • Follow the path, it will go outside, and back in to another tunnel. Continue to follow it until you can go left or right (H-8). Go left.
  • There is usually a lone jelly at this point a party of 3 or more with 1 healer shouldn't worry about it hurting you too much.
  • Continue straight and enter the cave on your left (F-9).
  • Continue to follow the path. DO NOT cross the bridge, simply continue along the right wall.
  • Continue to follow the path until you can go straight or right (H-11). Go right.
  • After this point, you may need to be very careful of Bogies, keep a look out and be ready for them. Invis/Sneak/Deodorize and you can get by.
  • Keep going straight and you'll cross another bridge.
  • When you can go left or right (H-8), go right.
  • Follow that path and at the end of (I-7) turn right again. Bogy warning, one can be waiting for you, maybe 2. They have a large aggro/link range. Proceed with caution.
  • Follow that path, you may or may not see several Bogy. Whether you spell up and run by or fight them, it is your choice.
  • At the end of the path, turn left and go straight to the ??? point.
DO NOT CLICK THE ??? until your group is prepared to fight 3 Korroloka Leeches.

After the leeches are killed, quickly click on the ??? point to get a key item: Strangely Shaped Coral. Head back to Bastok and talk to Ensetsu again. He will send you to Norg. It is recommended that you set your home point to Bastok to make things easy.

If you have never been to Norg before, take the airship to Kazham. Rent a chocobo and head down to the south end of the zone. Fall down one of the holes and head behind a waterfall at (E-11). This is the entrance to Sea Serpent Grotto. Make sure you have Sneak up and hug the right wall until you reach a Stone Door. This will eventually lead you to Norg.

Talk to Ryoma, who is standing near the docks. He will give you a key item: Sealed Dagger. Return to Ensetsu one more time for a cutscene. You will then be able to change jobs to a Ninja.

Battle Details

  • Kill any Thread Leeches near the ??? point, as when the 3 leeches spawn they will link.
  • Should the person that touched the ??? point die, and group members happen to escape unharmed and without aggro. DO NOT RAISE the fallen member unless the Korroloka Leeches are killed. After the timed-event has passed and they vanish, the instant the person who originally touched the ??? point is raised, they will re-appear and more death will result.

To read transcripts and watch video from this quest, see the Ayame and Kaede Spoilers page.

Quest Series

This is part of the job flag quest series. Other quests of the series include:

Final Fantasy XI

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Very easy! Dont stress. SOLO
# Apr 18 2014 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
The 3 leeches are extremely easy to kill as 30RDM/BLM and my trust army. Like...laughable easy.
ima beast
# Apr 07 2012 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
i did this solo with my lvl 55 whm. Peice of cake. Now just working on my airship pass mission so i can make it to Norg.
# Feb 26 2012 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
Soloed this as 32 MNK/DNC

I got every field guide buff, ran to the spot, cleared out the leeches. I was prepared for the fight of my life. I intended to engage combo with almost 300 TP, then activate dodge and hundred fists and hope my health held out with drain samba healing me.

I activate the spot, combo first leech, prepare to engage dodge and hundred fists... and notice first mob is almost dead and my health is still full. I stare with open mouth as I tear into the second mob, still full health, then start laughing my *** off as I finish them all. All that build up and adrenaline for a push over fight, LOL.
WAR/PLD 50/10
# Dec 29 2011 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
Solo'd this quest with absolutely no problems using WAR/PLD 50/10
Ran straight through the mobs and nothing even flinched at me.
The Thread Leeches were actually harder than the Korroloka Leeches.
I was using a Gigant Axe(73 Damage) which took the Korroloka Leeches out in two swings.
After a leveling party on Kazham the other night, and knowing that I was going to be doing this quest,
I took a chocobo to Norg and set my home point there for easy an easy return.
Once I got the Strangely Shaped Coral, I used Homing Instinct from the Grounds Tome Manual at the entrance to Zeruhn Mines to get back to Norg...when done there...used Patriation from the Grounds Tome Manual there to get warped back to Bastok. Piece of Cake!
Almost Solo with 32War/16Dnc
# Aug 15 2009 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent

Solo with Mithra 32WAR/16DNC. OK I lied, Semi solo it with Elvaan 75MNK/37DNC and Mithra 32WAR/16DNC (Same account).

1. Came in as 32war and clear the area, use silent oil and check the ???.
2. End FFXI Program using Window Task Manager. (I use windowed mode)
3. Login to My 75MNK that I logoff there and kill 2 NM Leeches and the last NM Leech I let left it 5-10% HP and turn around from mob.
4 End FFXI Program with Windows Task Manager.
5. Log into my 32war/15Dnc and with luck kill the last leech with my Final Hp is 128/563. I spam my Curing waltz.
6. Check ??? and got my key item "Strangely shaped coral".
solo lv51 rdm/blm
# Dec 17 2009 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
This was very easily soloed as lv51 rdm with lv25 blm sub. Each leech seemed to be about as strong as the thread leeches around the area.

leeches don't appear
# Apr 25 2009 at 12:04 AM Rating: Decent
the quest appears in my quest log and everything yet today when i went to go fight the leeches i kept clicking on the ??? and it said the nothing out of the ordinary message does anyone know why the leeches don't appear???
thank you!

server: midgardsormr
cant start quest
# Apr 22 2009 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
im a lvl 35 whm but it wont let me start this quest. i talked to the father he says "theres nothing for you here. my daughter rarely comes around" etc. then the lil girl just says she can never be like her sister. thats it. i get no cs. any ideas? im only rank 2 is that an issue? please email me on chris_25192290@hotmail.co.uk
Ninja! Utsumetsi as well.
# Mar 03 2009 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
I died the first time. 37WAR/18DRG ((weird, I know)) Recalled a friend who'd been bugging me for ages to unlock ninja...Slaughtered them. Btw, Utsumetsi is 104 Zinc Ore's 300-700/each Off of AH. Traded to a guy in Port Basty Warehouse.
Cost 51k for all the Zinc Ore's. 200Yag neck, somewhere. o_O Not going to bother...
??? oddity
# Feb 21 2009 at 7:49 AM Rating: Decent
I did the leach fight last night for this quest with a couple of friends from my LS, and we blew through the 3 leaches fast. I went back to click the ??? and got the "Nothing out of the ordinary here" message. I clicked it again and got the coral.
ninja flag quest
# Nov 17 2008 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
are there "any" requirements besides a job to 30 to get this? i started this as 58smn and my 30thf friend tried and she gets no c/s. She has no fame but does have all the expansions.

Pandemonium server
name : Scrapz
# Oct 04 2008 at 5:02 PM Rating: Excellent
Soloed this quest the other day as lvl 37war/mnk. Took two tries because the first time I rested between leeches and they despawned while I was resting, and when I clicked the ??? I got the message "There is nothing out of the ordinary here."

Second time, I took out the leeches in the area, put on a silent oil, ate a meat mithkabob, boosted a couple times, then hit the ???. I'd used up all my bolts, so I voke pulled the leech on the right and the other two stayed back. Fought the first leech, using mighty strikes and dodge. I probably would have done better with more +acc gear, since I was missing A LOT. The leech was doing more damage than it had the first time I tried the quest, so I used a hi-potion +3 and later on, a page from Dragon Chronicles to level up to 38. Voke-pulled the leech on the left and used my tp from the first leech. I think I ended up using another hi-potion +3 and 2 regular hi-potions before I finally killed him. The third leech despawned while I fought the second one, and when I touched the ??? this time, I received the coral.

I was pretty nervous to solo this since I don't have a ton of game-experience (38war is my highest job) but it went pretty well. Take home message: do NOT rest between leeches, and do NOT be scared to do this yourself (with some planning). You'll feel awesome if you succeed. And, if not, it's still a lot of fun and you learn from it.
Solo with Sam
# Sep 15 2008 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
Went to the spot and killed the random leeches in the area and then walked up to the '???' put all my buffs up and clicked. Oops, forgot to use silent oil (haha doh!) they all 3 popped out and started at me so i tachi: enpi'd then 2hr'd and got them all down within 30 seconds. i used my wrong macro so i didnt get Seigan up but made it through with about 250hp left. Solo'd it with SAM54/WAR27.
Can't even star the Quest!
# Jun 29 2008 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
So, i'm trying to sub Nin for my second characters thf, which, at 37, is long overdue. He also has a level 44 pld. Now, my problem is that i can't even get the cutscene to start this quest. i've spent two days trying to figure out/employ others methods but i cant do anything. It might be fame (i've only done and completed 1 bastok quest), but you dont need fame for job quests.

Ensetsu just says the standard: are you looking for something? There is nothing here you would want.... etc.
Kaede: Everyone is proud of Sis- so am i.. etc.
Kagetora: what does a tenderfoot like you want? Get out of here!

so yeah.. not sure what's up.
Can't even star the Quest!
# Jun 30 2008 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
feel special i made an alla account just for you.

Ensetsu is at I-5 on your map. Talk to him and he sends you on a loop that goes from Kaede to Kagetora and back to Ensetsu to get information.

First, talk to the --->>>>>KID<<<<<--- who is in the other room of Ensetsu's place.

What lvl...
# Jun 07 2008 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
879 posts
What lvl would a Galka MNK have to be to solo/duo this quest?
Spiderpalm, level 32 Undead Warlock of the server Lightbringer.
flag quest
# Jan 05 2008 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
soloed as whm 54 lol
# Dec 27 2007 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Aug 16th 2008 6:23pm by Krye
Team up
# Aug 17 2007 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
Any ppl on Sylph doing this quest atm, or if you feel like bashing leeches plz try to /t me, id like the help as a 34 Thf :-)

On my way to Kazham now, got help from a WHM75 which made things easier. Getting to the ??? was no problem but the leeches were kinda rough should i go solo ;-p

Edited, Aug 18th 2007 12:49:57am by GeanVain
Team up
# Dec 21 2007 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
is this the quest to get ninja as a job?
45 PLD
# Aug 08 2007 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
did today as 45 PLD/WAR (me) and a 30 WHM, pretty simple the guide is great for getting to the leeches just make sure to keep sneak/invis up (i didnt really need it as most things check too weak until we came up to bogys)

once your at the leeches just use sneak/deoderize as others have said, pop the leeches and run back into tunnel and pull one, they were pretty easy and i took them out taking minimal dmg, had ot kill all 3 though there were no despawns

this sould be easy enough quest for a lvl 45 PLD
The Way to Do This Thing....
# Jun 18 2007 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
I solo'd this quest as a PLD 42 subbed WHM.

Goes without saying to buff up.

The trick to this quest is clear the room preceeding the ??? of two Thread Leechs that are there.

Once they are dead, heal up your MP/HP and then cast SNEAK AND DEODORIZE on yourself BEFORE TOUCHING THE ???.

Once sneaked and deodorized, THEN touch the ???.

Then run back to where you killed the Thread LEECHES (just infront of the start of the little room) and with a bow and arrow, pull ONE of the KORRORLOKA LEECHES that have spawned.

The other two will stay back in the room and not bother you.

If you kill this one slowly enough the other two will DEspawn away and the room will be clear by the time you kill the first one. Then you go and touch the ??? and get your coral.

I didn't even use my two hour.

You need the sneak and deodorize so that they don't all attack you at once and you can pull them nice and safely from a distance. Again, i only needed to kill one.
a new ninja

ps: it helps to have your macros well in order so you can slow, paralyze, dia and banish the spawned leech. Leeches are weak to Light Spells, btw.I had a special macro to quickly restore my magic in the fight if need be...

/ja "Divine Seal" <me>
/wait 2
/ma "Cure III" <me>

helpful if you get into the red. Which I didn't. But I had all my macros ready and my two hour and my sentinel on for the fight. The use of SLOW is very valuable when fighting leeches - and everything else for that matter. lol

I'm sure there's a thousand and one different jobs, ways to kill this thing and do the ninja quest but this is how I did mine.
# Jun 18 2007 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
beat the quest with ease with a 72whm /36smn was easy for me lol i tryed to smn ifrit but the leaches ate him up for lunch ...
too easy
# May 20 2007 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
I just destroyed them solo as a lvl 50 SAM/WAR. Used Sole Sushi, Berserk, Meikyo Shisui, then Tachi:Jinpu x3. Took about 20 seconds. They hit me for 30-40 damage a pop. Not much of a dent in my 1027 Hp. Took me to yellow.
Bard fight
# May 14 2007 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
Soloed this as a BRD57/WHM28. Not too bad of a fight. Had to fight all 3 at the same time. Horde Lullabyed them all and started to go 1 vs 1 with a leech. Beat it no problem. Then rinse and repeat. During the 1 vs 1 fight the other leeches woke up and I just lullabyed them again. Used double ballad for the fight so I could cast Stoneskin, Regen, and Cure III.
Assistance plz
# May 01 2007 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone on Ifrit care to lend me a hand in completing this quest. if so please /tell Xuan.

Thanks to Phlow for helping me. Now off to Norg.

Edited, May 29th 2007 11:30pm by grendelxii
Jammers ?
# Mar 23 2007 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
1,087 posts
quest fight is Korroloka leeches not jammers.... they are tough (jammers)
Jammer Leeches
# Mar 23 2007 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
soloed this quest last night as a level 35 RDM.

i wanna know how you solo this as a 35 rdm? the Jammer Leeches are at east lvl 55. they ripped me apart real fast and im a 52 drg fighting one of them.
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