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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need map
# Dec 14 2003 at 8:57 PM Rating: Default
where u can get the korroloca tunnel map? anybody know?
RE: need map
# Dec 18 2003 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
209 posts
The map can be purchased in Rabao for 3000 gil. I don't know the exact NPC location of who sells it.
RE: need map
# Dec 20 2003 at 9:28 AM Rating: Default
The NPC's Name i can't recall, however once you reach Rabao head to the AH she is a Mithra on the right hand side as you enter, between two booths.
WHM Seeking Ninja
# Dec 14 2003 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
Hey there,

I'm a WHM looking to get the Ninja job . . . obviously. The question I have is this: do the Leeches that spawn after cliking the "???" agro if one has Sneak on? Or even if they do agro, and if I die, will I still get whatever item is obtained from the "???" site? Getting places isn't my problem, but surviving the unavoidable is.


Kabniel, Bismark, 31 WHM.
i dont want to fight leeches
# Dec 14 2003 at 8:00 PM Rating: Default
im a lvl30 rdm, I can cast deoderize/sneak/invis. can i just avoid the fighting altogether?, and just get the coral?
RE: i dont want to fight leeches
# Jan 08 2004 at 9:54 AM Rating: Default
If you have more than one person along for the quest you only have to kill the leeches once, have one person check the ??? after the leeches are dead just have everyone with the quest check the ???. I dont think there is a time limit after killing the leeches because went I did the quest the guy who triggered the leeches died no one checked the ??? because we didnt want to trigger the leeches again by mistake after waiting 30+mins on a raise we all checked it and got the coral with no respawn of leeches.
RE: i dont want to fight leeches
# Dec 18 2003 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
209 posts
Nope. The leeches must be defeated in order to attain the Coral.

Edited, Thu Dec 18 11:25:50 2003
seeking help
# Dec 12 2003 at 12:15 AM Rating: Default
if anyone is going for this I will be in Kazham on Carbuncle server /thief lvl 30\...I really want to get this
RE: seeking help
# Dec 12 2003 at 12:15 AM Rating: Default
and the name is Smejs
# Dec 09 2003 at 3:16 PM Rating: Default
oops i can't type.. don't worry about my typo. could someone just post detailed info on how to find this coral at K-8..
# Dec 11 2003 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
111 posts
Look at the posts below. When you get to (K-8), examine the ???, and kill the Leeches that spawn...
# Jan 04 2004 at 3:18 PM Rating: Default
how the crap did you get that high of crafting levels....tell me
# Jan 04 2004 at 3:18 PM Rating: Default
how the crap did you get that high of crafting levels....tell me
# Jan 07 2004 at 3:50 AM Rating: Default
a lot of gil and time probably
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 09 2003 at 3:14 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Information here is very ****** i've managed to reach K-8 in the tunnel and i can't find this damn coral anywhere. FYI i have no map nor will i any time soon. Could someone please post some detailed info on how to find this coral? As always no one will help in game.
Befriend a Japanese....
# Dec 09 2003 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
Lvl 30 Monk here; killed the leeches with the help of a level 68 Paladin. It's a lot easier to befriend a high level Japanese player than trying to kill these at level 30, even with a full party. To get to Norg, go to the southwest corner of the Yuhtunga Jungle, near 2 rivers. You'll see 2 waterfalls, the entrance to Serpent's Grotto (and Norg) is behind the more northern waterfall. Again, get a high level friend or keep sneak/invis up the whole way. Follow the right wall down a ways, and you'll come to a fake wall. Click on the door in the middle. Behind here are some undead mobs and crabs that will aggro if sneak/invis are down. Norg is towards the back of this area.
# Dec 08 2003 at 7:11 PM Rating: Good
couldnt one just use invisible and sneak and all of that good stuff to get by the leaches to the coral?
kazham pass
# Dec 07 2003 at 11:00 AM Rating: Default
I'm still stuck on this part of the ninja quest. I've got the key from Palmine, now I'm in Ghelsba. Been bashing the Orc Fighters and Cursemakers in grotto cave but getting no key. I got the Palmine key after killing 6 Brass/Old/Copper Quadavs. Am I really in the right place? I'm using a lv31 Thief, so my Treasure Hunter ability should be helping me get the keys easier.
RE: kazham pass
# Jan 02 2004 at 12:49 AM Rating: Default
I found a key in the 'Lower' Grotto, it dropped from a fighter.

I was leveling there and not really looking for the key, hard to tell exactly how many I had killed b4 it dropped... However, it was only my second fighter/cursemaker of the day.
RE: kazham pass
# Dec 16 2003 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
209 posts
There are two Grotto Caves in Ghelsba. One links the Outpost and the Fort together and the other is all the way at the top of the Fort (where you go for mission 6). In order to get the key to drop, make sure you are in the Grotto all the way at the top of the Fort (a relatively small map).
RE: kazham pass
# Jul 29 2004 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
113 posts
Upper or lower Grotto doesn't matter, any Cursemaker/Fighter/Sergeant will drop the key, but the Upper Grotto, the one which connects to the Burning Circle, only has Cursemaker/Fighter/Sergeant spawns, whereas the lower one has some of the lower level orcs mixed in, and sharing the same spawn points, so the going is much slower there.

So, in short, go to the Upper Grotto.
RE: kazham pass
# Dec 08 2003 at 9:23 AM Rating: Default
You're in the right spot, but the drop rate can be pretty bad. I was there myself for a good four hours before the key dropped.
RE: kazham pass
# Dec 29 2003 at 7:37 AM Rating: Default
same here, i spent about 3 hrs and killed about 30 orcs... and finally i decided to give up on the last one to go palborough mine... then it shows up on my screen... woohoo... i am a 30THF/10WAR, was gonna dine and HP it back to Bastok.. but now i stayed over at San D'oria and try to compelte the Kazham and the ninja quest quest tomorrow...
# Dec 04 2003 at 8:27 PM Rating: Default
Did this entire quest in about 3hrs. Maybe i got lucky... Anyway, I went to korroloka, and sent tell to every 60+ person in the region, and very nice 70whm helped me, we killed (or should I say, she) the leeches, whm lost about 10hp during the entire fight. She pulled off WS for 800+ and so...not bad for a whm. Anyway, I got my coral and headed for kazham where I sent tell to everyone in the region. a 70 summoner helped me out, we got to norg (takes about 7 minutes to get to norg from kazham via chocobo then grotto walk)
RE: Easy
# Dec 08 2003 at 2:50 PM Rating: Good
How do you get to Norg from Kazham?
The connections arent shown on the maps here, nor are they listed in text...
High Lvl Helper
# Dec 04 2003 at 6:08 AM Rating: Default
I had a high lvl WAR w/ me and it was easy, course I died, but no matter for I quickly got a raise and got my coral ^^.. havn't finished quest, stuck in Kazham w/o map or guide, need to get to Norg :(
The leeches
# Dec 01 2003 at 12:45 PM Rating: Default
Do NOT try to solo these leeches unless are you level 60+

It helps if you have someone that can sleep one or two of the leeches, but they'd have to be a higher level for it to work really. I did it as a level 30 rdm with the help of a lvl 66 rdm. It was a good combination, we both used aquavail and similar buffs before the fight, he refreshed us so our MP was going up without resting, and whenever my health was getting low we both cured me. He was on his THF subjob for money farming, so he couldn't even provoke it off me, so one time my health got as low as about 40... but he cure4d me and I cure2d myself at the same time and i had full again.

WARNING: These leeches, like the acrophies, have acid mist... and will use it! Bring mithkabobs!
hard work!
# Nov 30 2003 at 4:12 PM Rating: Default
Jesus H Christ, sounds like alot of work to me.
easy quest
# Nov 29 2003 at 10:53 PM Rating: Default
Beaten by party lvl 29 - 32

only 1 person ever came close to dying
# Nov 24 2003 at 10:10 PM Rating: Default
is there anyone able to help me on this quest?
# Nov 20 2003 at 1:26 AM Rating: Default
How hard are the leeches? Could a lvl 30 rdm/war take them all alone?
RE: Difficulty?
# Nov 21 2003 at 4:52 PM Rating: Default
I doubt it,I would take a party to be sure.
To Norg how?
# Nov 11 2003 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
How do you get to Norg?
RE: To Norg how?
# Nov 29 2003 at 11:45 AM Rating: Good
to get to Norg you need an airship pass to Kazham. if you look on the region info you will see Norg and Kazham on the lower right continent below windurst. To get the airship pass you must go to the galka in the Kazham airship docks in Jeuno and either 1)pay 145000gil on the airship pass or 2)do him a favor. That favor is to get a dungeon treasure chest key from Palborough Mines, Fort Ghelsba, and Giddeus. Take the 3 keys back to him and he will give you an airship pass. Then all you gotta do is get by all the really high level enemies on the way to Norg, but that shouldn't be hard if you made the trip to jeuno on foot.
RE: To Norg how?
# Nov 11 2003 at 9:02 PM Rating: Default
Acording to alla,you need to go through Sea Serpent Grotto to get to Norg:)
A differant way
# Oct 29 2003 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
I've seen many versions of the Ninja quest but the one i'm gonna paste below seems to be the most detailed..

Speak to Kaede in a house located in Port Bastok (I-5). Then go into the warehouse in Port Bastok (F-5) and speak to Kagetora. Then go back to the same house where Kaede is (I-5), but this time goto the room to the left and speak to Ensetsu.
Now goto: Bastok Mines -> Zeruhn Mines -> Korroloca Tunnel to (A-9) then you'll be transferred over to (N-8) of same map, now head over to (G-8) then you'll be transferred over to (I-11) of same map, now head over to (K-8) and there will be a ??? , Get ready and click on it to fight 3 of Korroloca Leech (Leech type NM), You may want to clear the area of Thread Leech's since they will start attacking you if they see you are fighting the Korroloca Leechs. After the fight click on the ??? to recieve a key item.
Now head back to Ensetsu in Port Bastok (I-5) then head to the new area Norg and speak to Ryoma to complete the quest

Enjoy,it may be wrong in some ways..but its very detailed about what happens..
RE: A differant way
# Dec 03 2003 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
73 posts
The info above is correct. I got to the ??? in Korroloca and clicked it, 3 Korroloca Leeches spawned, I had sneak oil effect on so I ran back and checked them, all checked imposible to me at 30. Needless to say i didnt atack them =( gona go get a few more levels and try again with a group of friends.
RE: A differant way
# Dec 04 2003 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
73 posts
Just finished the quest, Ryoma doesnt flag you for ninja, he gives you a "Sealed Dager" (key item) that you take back to Ensetsu then you get flaged and can become a ninja. I realy liked the story on this one too, much more than the other advanced job story lines. but thats just my 2 gill =o
RE: A differant way
# Dec 16 2003 at 10:16 AM Rating: Default
Level 30 is enough. You have to kill those leechs, otherwise you cant take the coral.
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