I Can Hear A Rainbow (Summoner Flag Quest)  

Start Area: Windurst Walls
Start NPC:Ajido-Marujido (G - 3)
Type:Job Related
Min Level:30
Max Level:75
Reward:Summoner Flag
(Average from 205 ratings)
Items Required:Carbuncle's Ruby
Title Obtained:Rainbow Weaver
Last Updated: Wed Jan 30 00:48:39 2013

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A strange voice from within Carbuncle's Ruby is asking you to gather the seven colors of light...


Go out and fight leeches, they will drop a Carbuncle's Ruby, which is a very rare drop. Once you have the stone item, go to Windurst Walls and click on the door in the House of the Hero to talk to Ajido-Marujido. You will be told to experience all 7 weather elements. To do this, visit various zones until you have seen each type of weather pattern in the world (you will be shown a cutscene of the stone changing color). NOTE: You cannot acquire weather effects in towns or dungeons, nor can you obtain them from a Scholar casting the weather effect on you.

  • Red - heat - Valkurm, Rolanberry, Altepa, Yhoator Jungle, Meriphatud Mountains.
  • Orange - clear skies - most places
  • Yellow - sand - Valkurm, Tahrongi, Konschtat.
  • Green - wind - Tahrongi, Mhaura, La Theine.
  • Indigo - ice - Xarcabard, Beaucedine etc.
  • Blue - rain - La Theine, Pashhow, Rolanberry, Buburimu, Yhoator Jungle, boat rides
  • Violet - thunder - Konschtat, Jugner, boat rides

You will know you got the pattern by zoning and seeing a cut scene. If you don't get a cut scene, you didn't get the pattern. You don't have to be near the weather, just in the same zone as it.

Once you have all 7 patterns, go to La Thiene Plateau and find the stone circle at G-6. Trade the stone to ??? and you will get flagged to be able to change jobs to Summoner.

To read the transcripts and see videos for this quest, see the I Can Hear a Rainbow Spoilers page.

Quest Series

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

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more info plz
# Jan 23 2013 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
okay can someone go into real detail on where to find the ice weather and fire weather not just the map but how to get there really ... im in juno i really wish the guides where better for this game there is hardly any detail at all in any guide or youtube video it kinda like people dont know how to make a good guide for this game.
Help meh ^^
# Jan 22 2010 at 11:17 PM Rating: Default
So I opened the quest for this a while ago, and forgot to finish getting all the colors.
Is there a way to check the colors, or do i just throw it out and start again ?
Didn't take very long...
# Dec 01 2009 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
Of course, I had lotted for Carbuncle's Ruby at a low level when I was partying with some higher level LS mates, so I had it for a while before I was actually able to use it. Just started the actual quest the other day. Husband was checking on weather patterns in one section, LS mate checking in another, me checking in a third. We had just about given up for today and started leveling our mains in Yuhtunga Jungle when my husband starts yelling at me to zone. Heat wave! Then we booked it to the Highlands after an LS mate leveled and everyone logged for the night to get thunder. Well, got nifty little cut scene then it was off to the Plateau. Finally unlocked summoner!

Oh, and the rainbow the next game day over the crag if it's clear is TRUE. I have screenshots!
easy quest
# Oct 02 2009 at 6:27 AM Rating: Decent
i was hunting blu spells and die got delvled had to kill some leechs on the way back and it droped as soon as i talk to thenpc for the quest i switched to whm and started teleporting all over got the first 5 elements with in a few min. and then i chocoboed to rag. pass and as soon as i made it out of the pass i got ice tele holla and the quest is over easy
No THF Required.
# Aug 21 2009 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
I've been extremely lucky with this quest. When I did it with my main character a few years ago a friend was already farming the leeches waiting for me to get to Bubu. Just as I zoned he got it and told me to lot. He had only been at the beach for five minutes. I have also helped other friends and gotten it for additional characters I play. The drop rate varies drastically, but it seems I'm a lucky charm. As with the magicked skull, it's pretty much a given, if I'm in your party, you're gonna get it quick (and I'm usually WHM/BLM - no THF).

As far as that goes, I just did this again for another of my characters. I was lvling Calibos' DRG27/RDM13 solo when I decided to do Fields of Valor in Bubu and see if I could get him his Ruby. 14 leeches later (solo without a THF) I got the Ruby.

Edited, Aug 21st 2009 4:16am by JevofLeviathan

Edited, Aug 21st 2009 4:26am by JevofLeviathan
Summoner Red - Heat
# Jul 28 2009 at 7:35 AM Rating: Decent
I was in the Dunes on a clear day at around 12:00 to 13:00 zoned ino and out of City and was able to receive Red - Heat for the Summoners Flag Quest.
Logout as Zoning?
# Apr 07 2009 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
While soloing in Buburimu, I disconnected in a rainstorm. When I logged back in, I got the "Blue" cut scene. Not sure whether this was just a fluke or not, but has anyone else ever tried logging in and out as a way to trigger the cut scenes as opposed to zoning back and forth?
# Mar 30 2009 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
I spent about 4 hours one day will a lv. 75 blm and go nothing after killing a lot of leeches in the penninsula, next day spent another 4 hours in the dunes with a lv. 30 drg once agin got nothing. Gave up on it for a bit until a linkmate took me to ordell's caves. went into a room filled with leeches killed all of them, waited for respawn, killed them again. On the third respawn got my ruby. Gathering all the lights took about 45 minutes of teles and warps, but still waiting on fire. }:
Aggrevation At It's Highest Level
# Jan 26 2009 at 4:52 AM Rating: Decent
This quest sucks so hard. After getting the ruby I had to wait a week just to get help for the indigo and red colors. Now that I have all but red I am camping on the border of the deserts waiting for a random heat storm. All I can say is Summoner better be worth this pain and aggrevation...
Aggrevation At It's Highest Level
# Jan 27 2009 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
Best bet is Meriphataud Mountains, that's where I got the fire element, Good Luck!

Btw, i also did what u did in the desert for about a couple of days... :(

Edited, Jan 27th 2009 1:32pm by Kudosy
# Jan 20 2009 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
Had the ruby for about a week now, went to House of Hero, couldnt trigger anything, just keep getting message: The door is firmly shut.

Just wondering, is there a quest that could possibly be blocking the SMN flag quest?

I've got 4 quest currently active in windy, but the only one in windy walls is the "blast from the past" quest (burnite shell). Is that one possibly the one and only one thats causing it not to trigger?

***NVM, got it, turns out it was that quest that was blocking the flag...

Edited, Jan 22nd 2009 6:46pm by Kudosy
Lucky me lol
# Jan 09 2009 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
So... I was just waiting for the Boggys to spawn to get my 6th item for access to whitegate.... killing leeches in Buburimu... killing time...

3rd leech. Got the drop. I didn't even WANT Summoner! lol. But I tried it out, it's pretty nifty! lol. Oh, I was 55war/27nin by the way.
I will curse this quest to my grave!
# Dec 30 2008 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
Okay, the drop rate for the Ruby either has to be improved, or Rubies should just start falling out of the sky. I went through 6 hours of solo farming (no THF sub, probably would've helped) and got nothing, just several stacks of blood. One day, I'm farming Leeches again for about 2 hours until a 75RDM/THF helps me out. It takes us yet ANOTHER hour until the damn thing drops. I won't even get started on the weather collecting part *coughcampedaltepadesertfor2dayswaitingforaheatwavecough*

SE, why? Why must such a bad-@$$ job be so, so so SO out of reach because of one little talking gem?

Oh well, it's worth it. Summoner definitely is one of the most fun jobs in FFXI, and I wish the best of luck to all people trying to get this job (except not super luck. Suffer like the rest of us, fools! >:O)
Carbuncle's Ruby Restart
# Nov 04 2008 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
I accidentally threw out my carbuncle ruby before I was done collecting weather. Does anyone know how I go about restarting quest? I got a new ruby and House of the Hero just replays "you hear Carbuncle's voice in your head" part.

Please help me out.

Carbuncle's Ruby Restart
# Dec 12 2008 at 3:23 AM Rating: Good
You can start from where you left off, no need to return to the House of the Hero.
quick so far
# Sep 21 2008 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Got ruby after killing 5 leeches with a level 75 THF friend.
Then zoned around and got all weathers except fire in about 30 minutes.
Now just waiting for fire in valkurm =/
pretty fast though.
got the drop
# Sep 13 2008 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
you need to go with at least TH 1 cause it's a really rare drop. i spent 3 or 4 hours trying today and finally ended up going like 1/100 . i am level 34 THF/17 NIN
It's a Myth
# Aug 31 2008 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
Holy geeze I can't get this ruby to drop. I've spent 3 days at least 3-4 hrs a each day trying to get this to drop. I went a blue/white mage and then as white/black mage to Buburimu Peninsula. Tried the dunes one night for a few hrs. Sucks that I haven't got a melee job higher leveled. I've killed 100 of these leeches and no ruby, grrr!!!
# Aug 20 2008 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
I got my ruby and one weather effect, decided to drop it, got a new ruby about a year later and couldn't get any weather effects. I decided to check the ??? in La Theine plateau and got the final cs. not really easier though cause you have to farm a new gem.
# Jul 11 2008 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
So you can't get weather in the past WotG areas, I zoned into earth and no CS.
Weather and Day
# Jul 10 2008 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Ok, so I tried farming leeches solo to get the ruby in valk as 31mnk/15thf for about 30min to an hour and got nothing, so I took the boat to Mhaura, did the dahlmel meat quest, then went to the leeches in bubu. There was a 75 drg/25thf farming there already. I asked if she was farming blood or for the ruby and she said blood. So I asked if I could join her for the ruby, and told her she could keep anything else that dropped. She agreed and I got the drop after 3 kills.

Got lightning in Konschtat on the way to altepa from windy,Got wind in tahrongi on Windsday on the way to altepa, Got fire weather from altepa while doing supply quest, took OP tele back to windy, OP tele to dunes, where I got sunny weather (orange), go water weather in La Theine on the way to the impossible-to-spell-correctly Glacier, got ice weather from the glacier on iceday, and waiting on earth weather between dunes and highlands now. Got all the weather but earth in under 3.5 hours, and all but earth were received the first time I walked into the area; I never had to wait and repeatedly change areas.

HINT: Weather type is more common in an area on the day corresponding to its element. I.E., earth weather (sandstorm) is more common on Earthsday, windy weather is more common on windsday, etc

Edit: finished this post and looked up and there was earth weather in Konschtat, so I re-loaded the highlands and got earth weather. About 10 minutes of waiting for earth weather. I'm pretty happy with the speed of this :) maybe I'm just lucky.

Unfortunately I have been unable to figure out the order of the days since my weather finding has only taken about 3 days thus far, but here it is so far: Windsday, Iceday, Lightningsday...

Luck to you all :) Hope my post helps

Edited, Jul 11th 2008 12:51am by Rahnguran
# Jun 17 2008 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
So, I took a 2 year break from FFXI and now I am working on finishing all my adv jobs quests. I have my ruby (iirc it took me 3 days to get it.) and I *think* I talked to the taru in Windy. I have the quest I can hear a rainbow in my log, but I have not gotten a single CS. I spent all last night trying to get it. So my question is, is there a way to reset the quest so I can talk to the taru again?

Edit: When I go back to the house of the hero I can't go inside, it just gives me the carbie ruby message again.

Edited, Jun 17th 2008 3:08pm by JitienCer
Forgot checklist
# Jun 14 2008 at 6:10 AM Rating: Decent
what happens if you forgot which ones you've already done? is there an NPC that tells you?
Somewhere over the rainbow
# May 06 2008 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
im really lucky i got i after 15 min and im a whm, im not trying to brag.
I didnt know it was for summoner flag quest, ive wanted to become sum so its fate i got the ruby ;)
# Apr 27 2008 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
yesterday i started this quest it took me 3 houres to get carbuncles ruby was getting really annoyed.

then i was clooecting weather that took me around 5 houres one day on and now im stuck in the altepa desert borde out of mt mind waiting for red weather this quest truly sucks and is really pissing me of
Tarutaru Triumphant!
# Apr 17 2008 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
Finally nailed this quest today. And, as it's pretty much the lap of honour, here's my story:

- Four hours of leech-farming in Buburimu Peninsula.
- Thunder in Jugner Forest
- Wind in La Theine Plateau
- Water in Pashhow Marshlands
- Earth in Tahrongi Canyon
- Clear skies in ... I think it was East Sarutabaruta...
- Ice in Beaucedine Glacier, after one false start when I ran the wrong way in Raungemont Pass; started again and took some Goblin aggro just as I went in that stupid door but survived barely and managed the rest with no trouble.
- Five days hanging around Rabao waiting for heat weather before noticing that Cape Terrigan was expecting hot spells in the near future.
- Tele-Holla, chocobo to the Secret Beach, run through Gustav Tunnel (that place is full of crawling nasty and I'm so glad Sneak and Invis didn't wear at any point), camped on Cape Terrigan zone line for about an hour.
- Heat weather at Cape Terrigan, FINALLY!
- Tele-Holla again, trade ruby, cutscene, unlocked!

...Then, after all that, I died at the feet and floppy ears of a Savannah Rarab just after reaching level 2. What a comedown. *g*
Tarutaru Triumphant!
# Apr 26 2008 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
That tale is epic. =D
only took me 30 mins
# Apr 03 2008 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
ok so heres my story

Arrived at buburimu killed 9 leeces got the ruby
proceeds to windurst
tele-mea got wind
tele dem got lightning
tele vayzl-> zone to beaudacine got ice
tele altep got fire
tele dem earth
zone to pashow water
tele yhoat - clear skies

summoner complete

took me about 30 minutes total

already got ifrit shiva ramuh titan garuda :D
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