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
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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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No Time Limit On ???
# Aug 15 2004 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
414 posts
As a side note: There is no time limit on the ??? after killing the 3 Korroloka Leeches.

The WHM in our party was killed (because he felt smacking the leeches for 3pts of damage was more worthy than healing himself or the team).

It took 40 minutes for him to get a raise (HP in Bastok). After getting the raise, he touched the ??? and did not spawn the 3 leeches again. It should also be noted that he did not initially touch the ??? to spawn them in the first place, but I don't think that affects if there is a time limit or not.

So, again, after defeating the Leeches, you are not timed as to when you can get the coral. Whether you zone or not before touching the ??? is unknown to reset the ???.

# Aug 09 2004 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
Hi all! Just wanted to share that I soloed the Korrolka Leeches as a RDM50/WHM21.

As stated above flag quest info, kill all the other leeches in area first. I buffed up (Protect III, Shell II, Stoneskin, Blink, Aquaviel, Haste, Blaze Spikes) and rested to full MP [also had Convert ready to use].

I found a good position before I checked the ??? (good view of battle area); as soon as the three leeches appeared I hit one with Sleep II and another with Sleep; then I focused on killing one. Just before the first one died the second one I hit with Sleep woke up... no problem though as I engaged it with auto-targeting when the first one died.

During the battle with the second leech, the third woke up... so I switched targets and hit it with Sleep II again and then switched back to the second leech. Killed the second one and healed and buffed up again then engaged the third. As soon as the last one died I immediately checked the ??? again and got the coral. Yay!! Back Port Bastok and then to Norg... then, NINJA vanish!! LOL

NOTE 1: I did use Cure II, III, Blaze Spikes, Regen and Refresh throughout the battles. I didn't bother to recast Blink after start of fight. Didn't need to Convert; wow! that was unexpected!
NOTE 2: If you are below lvl40 be careful as there are many Bogy (25-33) in the immediate area.

Edited, Mon Aug 8 13:37:39 2005
# Aug 07 2004 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
50 posts
I (blm54/whm27) along with a war30/whm14 just killed the leeches. I kept the war on sneak the whole way there and we didn't pick up any aggro. A different pt killed the leeches a few minutes before we got there so we had to wait around 15 minutes before the "???" would pop the leeches. The war spent the time building TP by killing the surrounding thread leeches. We buffed up, popped the leeches and I activated my 2-hr and just nailed them with a few -ga II's. The fight didn't last more than 60 seconds. If you get "There is nothing out of the ordinary here," after killing the leeches, just keep clicking the "???"; It took me a few clicks before I got the coral.
just did it
# Aug 06 2004 at 2:14 AM Rating: Decent
665 posts
we had a:
THF30/MNK15 (me)

we took the leeches down in under a min. no problem.

Edited, Fri Aug 6 14:59:14 2004
# Aug 02 2004 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
ive got the quest done up to the point where i need to fetch coral... problem is, when i got to it, it says "Nothing of intrest here". Ive talked to all the npcs numerous times, and i have no idea why its not working. please help!
Got the flag!
# Jul 30 2004 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
I did the coral part with a Lv.60 PLD..the thing you have to watch out for is that, when you click on ???, the Leeches are after YOU! Make sure your partner is close to you, or you'll be leech meat in no time. The Norg part was complicated, the road to Norg is so confusing, even with a map, I just hate those jungles, once you jump down the hole, you're there for a while. Anyway, I got the flag and NIN kicks @$$!
# Jul 23 2004 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
52 posts
50 PLD
50 BLM
50 WHM

Very easy... although, I'm glad I didn't want it at lvl 30. I suggest some high lvl help or alot of healing and tanking.
NIN soon!
# Jul 22 2004 at 2:04 PM Rating: Default
I'm Lv.29 MNK/WHM, and going for NIN as soon as I hit Lv.30..can't wait..I'll let you know about my adventure, this Lv.53 PLD/WAR is supposed to help me, I don't this is gonna take long.


Edited, Thu Jul 22 16:16:41 2004
# Jul 20 2004 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
154 posts
I just soloed the three leeches as a 46rdm/23blm

I built up my TP to 300 by killing the two thread leeches. After that I buffed up with blink, stoneskin, phalanx, enspell, spike, and refresh.

After I clicked the ???, I activated chainspell and dumped 4 aeroga on the leeches, elemental seal <sleep2> one of them, used 300% TP on one of them, cure 3 myself.

By this time the first leech was dead, I finished the 2nd leech and sleep 2 the last leech again. Then convert, rebuff, heal, then finished off the last leech.

It was a nice accomplishment. I came out with about 350hp and 150mp left.

# Jul 16 2004 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
can I solo these leeches? as a 44 pld?

nvm I went with a 38 whm from ym linkshell. we BARELY made it alive I used food and 2hed, and was down in red.

Edited, Fri Jul 16 19:27:19 2004
Nice guy.
# Jul 05 2004 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
I had a lvl 75 paladin/ 37 warrior help me with this it was awsome watching him take them all down, he was very helpful and nice too.
# Jul 04 2004 at 6:16 AM Rating: Default
78 posts
The hardest part of this quest for me was getting up Norg fame :(
RE: Ugh..
# Jul 30 2004 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
you have to have norg fame to do ninja quest?
my experience
# Jul 03 2004 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
I went to fight the leeches with a group consisting of a 35 SAM/WAR (me), 41 WHM/BLM, 45 RDM/???, and 30 RDM/BLM. The 30 RDM decided to click the ???, which was mistake #1 and led to his quick death, but after that we did okay. The WHM had to use her 2-hour, and for a bit, things looked pretty grim, but we did it. I gotta say, though, this battle was a lot of fun.
Getting it done
# Jul 01 2004 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
972 posts
I just finished this up a few days ago. I had a level 55WAR/27NIN with me. He killed all 3 of the leeches (I did help, a little) and he still had about 3/5 of his hp left. But yeah, as a 30WAR/15MNK, I would have been toast. As for doing this in a party, I am not sure what the requirements would be, but the leeches are supposedly level 35, so I'd recommend a party of around 40 since there are 3, but don't quote me on that.
Formerly Valhallodin of HouseAtreides on Caitsith
Caitsith - San d'Oria - 75SAM - 75RNG - 65WAR - 45THF - 44PLD - 40NIN - 36BLU - 30DRG

# Jun 27 2004 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
267 posts
Make sure you are looking at the right type leeches. There is a spot with three NM leeches called Jammer Leech. These are level 70, and will quickly eat any party alive, or even larger ones.
# Jun 22 2004 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
58 posts
Had a lvl 50 RDM, 54 DRG, 33 RDM, 32WAR, 30WAR 30WHM it was fun fighting random mobs. Killed the leeches in seconds.. DRG used penta-thrust. Today we are gonna do the norg bit.. just me (WAR,32) (RDM,33) (WHM,30) heh two people to sneak me ^^
ninja quest
# Jun 20 2004 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
just did the ninja quest. I had lvl 50sam and lvl 54 ninja. They killed all 3 leeches in less than 45 seconds. Me lvl 32 rdm just stood there, took 3 hits for bout total of 300 hp's, by that time the other guys were on the last one. Too easy, everyone was saying it was hard??? what ever.. thanks to Xing and Riotstean,,,kajata server... 32rdm,22sam,15thf,19war,12blm,1pld,1nin,1bst,1rng
RE: ninja quest
# Jun 20 2004 at 9:04 PM Rating: Excellent
140 posts
Glad you got it done!

As a challenge though, I'd try it with a full party (or an alliance) of levels 30-34 ^^

You can see where the real challenge comes in, and why we say it's hard at that level! =D

Congratulations on getting it!
RE: ninja quest
# Jun 26 2004 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
1,046 posts
Lol, it really doesn't make any sense to say that, "it was so easy, all I needed were two 50+ people doing it for me." I tried it last night with two well equiped level 30 DD's and a level 50 bard/whm (for horde lullaby & healing) and we died a painful, painful death. We got a 57 monk to help, and he killed everything fairly easily.
# Jun 19 2004 at 10:03 PM Rating: Default
can you activate this quest if u start from san doria and havent made it to rank 3 yet (im too lazy to do it yet)
RE: eh?
# Jul 22 2004 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
tell me..how do you plan having things done if you're that lazy?
Korroloka Leeches
# Jun 13 2004 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
Just did the coral part with the following pt:


It was pretty easy. After clearing the area of the thread leeches, the tank clicked the ???. We slept two and just annhilated them six on one heh. We did a distortion chain on one for 125 pts, so if that helps with you killing them, burst thunder. they should go down no problem.

Hope this helps!

Edited, Mon Jun 14 00:25:54 2004
my turn
# Jun 10 2004 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
365 posts
just did the coral part of the quest...


PLD did most of the work (thanks Amara!!)
cleared the area of leeches and gained TP.
quite easy....battle lasted about 3 mins
Korroloka Directions
# Jun 07 2004 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
157 posts
I just wanted to thank whoever it was who put together the directions through Korroloka Tunnel and posted them here for this quest.

It seems easy. Go to K8/L8. That is easy until you realize that there are at least 3 different maps within the tunnel all of which have a K8/L8. Matters are complicated because there are upper and lower levels and it is sometimes difficult to determine which paths lead where. My party spent about 1/2 hour searching for the right spot when I finally got frustrated and pulled this quest up on my laptop. Thank God. If it weren't for these directions I really don't think we would have found it.

I recommend that anyone doing this quest without someone guiding them make sure they have these directions handy from the start.

Also just a note, I went with a party of 6 (overkill I know, but 3 ppl from my linkshell hooked up with 3 others we met on the way) and after we killed the leeches and clicked on the ??? some people got the item right away and others got a message like "Nothing of interest here". I had to click on the ??? 3-4 times before I got my coral. Don't give up. Keep clicking ^^.
RE: Korroloka Directions
# Jun 12 2004 at 1:16 PM Rating: Good
140 posts
On behalf of ShinraCorp;

Octavious, Myself (Evitado), and Raelis appreciate your thanks. Glad the directions helped you out!
Pretty Easy
# Jun 07 2004 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
Did it last night with me a 47 BLM, a 53 WHM, 50 RDM, and a 48 PLD. So incredibly easy, it took long to wait for them to respawn because someone had fought them like 2 minutes before then to actually kill them. They miss alot and when they do hit its for like 20 HP. Which to me is alot only 450HP but im a taru blm so whatever. But they don't like thunder 2 very much, heh. Just didn't feel like walking all the way to norg after it. IMO more of a pain then killing the leeches.
# Jun 03 2004 at 3:52 PM Rating: Default
Can u get the coral from the auction house and then go talk to Ryoma and Ensetsu to complete the quest?
RE: Shortcut
# Jul 22 2004 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
nope, how easy did you expect this quest to be?

Edited, Thu Jul 22 16:18:42 2004
RE: Shortcut
# Jul 22 2004 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Thu Jul 22 16:22:45 2004
Norg Tunnel
# May 29 2004 at 3:28 AM Rating: Decent
944 posts
Walking to Norg was horrible!!! We had five people in our party: pld, mnk, thf, brd, and whm. The whm died once and the pld and mnk both died 3 times on the way there. I was the thf. I should have changed jobs to whm in Kazham in order to help with the sneaking but I forgot to. >< The brd and I had to get help in Norg to go back and raise our friends. If you're reading this, thanks Thyfany and Inmk!!! You two have my gratitude!

Edited, Sat May 29 04:26:44 2004
# May 27 2004 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
Soloed this last night as a 53war/26thf without using my 2hr. I bought 5 potions(didn't have to use them:) and sleep arrows. Before the fight I raise my tp to 300%. Battle starts, I sleep all 3, SA+sturmwind= one dead leech. I take the other two out with ease.

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