A Foreman's Best Friend  

Start Area: Port Bastok
Start NPC:Gudav (H - 5)
Related Areas:North Gustaberg
Related Mobs:Black Wolf
Gudav (H - 5)
Min Level:7
Max Level:75
(Average from 16 ratings)
Items Required:Dog Collar
Items Granted:Map of Gusgen Mines
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Gudav wants you to investigate the whereabouts of his crew's foreman.


Speak with Gudav at (H-5) in Port Bastok. He is standing on a platform in the construction area. He tells you that the boss of the construction has been missing. Apparently, the boss disappeared with a dog. Get a dog collar from the Black Wolf in North Gustaberg which spawns at night time, and bring it back to Gudav.

For your reward, you will receive the map of the Gusgen Mines.

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# Sep 19 2020 at 7:49 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been going crazy trying to find these wolves the old fashioned way without buying the collar at the AH.

I'm on the Asura server and every time I wait for them to spawn between 24:00 - 4:00, they don't show up!

I've even tried killing other mobs in case they share a pop timer, but no luck,

I've checked all over the map too, and I can't seem to spot them anywhere?

Has this quest changed or am I going crazy???

Fame for Bastok
# Mar 27 2009 at 8:19 AM Rating: Decent
What is the best way to build up fame for Bastok?

O.o 31War-21Monk

Doing rank three mission for Sandy.
lurking it out?
# Jun 27 2007 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
hm? may i should have my char seriously wounded to lurk him out.
so, what am I missing?
# Feb 05 2007 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
Got the collar, went to talk to Gudav-----nothin'. Just says nothing to see here. Wrong time of day/night?
so, what am I missing?pt 2
# Feb 05 2007 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
nevermind-----I'm stoopid
niceness ^_^
# Mar 06 2006 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
I did this after i found a dog collar for 200gil in someone's bazaar i figured it was worth the gil to be able to get some fame and a map
niceness ^_^
# Sep 28 2008 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
i just paid 4,500 in bastok AH for the collar, Next time i wont be so impatient.I probably could of take'n one without a sweat.
Easy and well worth it
# Feb 27 2006 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
1,629 posts
This is the easiest quest ever if you buy the collar in advance, just 15k on Fairy (5k in Jeuno, but the price is jacked up in Bastok because of this quest). However if you wish to save yourself that measly 15k and farm it good luck. I just bought it because I can make it back 100 fold by mining in in Gusgen....
# Sep 10 2005 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
DAMNIT i had that stupid collar and i gave it away..
# Dec 19 2007 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
I wore the collar for a few weeks before I realized what it was.
Damn wolves...
# Jun 20 2005 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
I had this quest active for like 3 months, i probably killed about 20 (mabye more) black wolves and nothing!

i finall just got pissed off and bought the collor from the AH. i have a better drop rate for Leaping Boots then i have for this stupid dog collor >.<
Just done it
# May 28 2005 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
97 posts
I had this quest in my Quests list for a while now but everytime I pass through North Gustaberg it's day time -_-"

today and AFTER I finished Bastok Mission 3-2 which requires you to go kill Blind Moby at Gusgen Mines (No map) I return and it's night time! and he's over there! lol, so I killed him and got the map ^^
# May 17 2005 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
Just done this Quest as a LVL 52 WHM and I killed the wolf quite easily ;)
Get it while it's hot....
# Feb 18 2005 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Since most people travel frequently in the N. Gustaberg zone between S. Gust and Konty Highlands, I recommend the next time you travel to Valkurm to level up some job, make it at night. The black wolf is usually right off to the right side of the path (if heading N) and is easy kill even for lvls10-12. He has dropped the collar every time i've killed him 9/9. Save yourself the gil. ^^
RE: Get it while it's hot....
# May 06 2005 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
You can also find him on Zegham Hill. He kept attacking me by surprise, but only at night. As a Warrior 10 at that point, he dropped it on the third or fourth fight.
# Oct 06 2004 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
243 posts
(a Mithra THF wearing a dog collar, isn't that a contradiction of sorts?)

Not really, I wear one proudly as it was a gift from my fiancee. I only wear it when in town but it sure can make people's heads turn *giggles*
RE: Collar
# Aug 12 2005 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
1,362 posts
He means mithra are CAT people, why would they wear a DOG collar.
Dog Collars
# Sep 06 2004 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
I've gotten two of these...one dropped on a black wolf on zegham hill, (sp) in n. gustaberg, the other dropped on a black wolf in n. gustaberg right outside of the outpost. The first one i sold because i didnt know i needed...bought one for the quest...and now i found another one after i already bought one...ehhh...
Doggie Collar =^.^=
# Sep 04 2004 at 12:12 PM Rating: Good
I just recently got my 3rd or 4th dog collar. The first 2 or 3 I sold or wore (a Mithra THF wearing a dog collar, isn't that a contradiction of sorts?). I had no idea that this was for a quest until someone mentioned that it's needed for one but they had no idea which one or what the reward was.

This comes in handy cause I'm going to Gusgen tonight to help someone with their Subjob Skull! XD
# Sep 03 2004 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
I did killed the mob and got the item from the first time and then i sold it

It's for a Quest? O.o
# Aug 07 2004 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
I kill these wolves all the time because the dog collar currently goes for 2k in Jeuno (Cerberus). I never knew it was for a quest. I been needing the Gusgen map forever. I usually get the drop on my first try... But I'm a 30 Ranger, with Thief sub (15, got Treasure Hunter). Anywho, glad to have found this out. ^ ^
# Aug 05 2004 at 9:46 AM Rating: Excellent
I know for a fact that both the Sheep, and the Wolves Spawn up onb that hill.
# Jul 05 2004 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
I just thought I'd mention Gudav is on the line of H5 and I5, not G5 H5. =]
not rare my ass
# Jul 01 2004 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
This has to be by far the rarest item I have ever not seen. I am a lvl 12 warrior and so far I have faught about 25 wolves and I am yet to get this item to drop. Any tips???
About the collar
# Jun 29 2004 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
I got the collar a while ago while lvling my THF. I didn't even know it was a quest until now, but I like the collar and have been wearing it since I got it. Would I be able to carry two of them and use one for this quests?
RE: About the collar
# Jul 12 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
688 posts
If you have one in your inventory, you can't get another one, but what you can do is temporarily put the collar you want to keep in "AH storage." That is, put it in the auction house on sale for 999,999,999 gil. Your AH listing doesn't count as your inventory, so you will be able to get a second one without losing the first. :)
RE: About the collar
# Jul 15 2005 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
121 posts
This is a good idea......

Just one question, how much would this cost?

An easier way is to send the item to your MH at the AH so its in your delivery box, then you can hold another one.
not rare at all
# Jun 05 2004 at 9:10 PM Rating: Decent
I've gotten the dog coller 1/3 of the time and a dark crystal in all but 1 of more than 100 dark wolf kills. So don't be discouraged about not getting it, it will happen. The best place to kill them is Vomp Hill in S. Gustaberg.
Gusgen > Bandersnatch
# May 31 2004 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
The Collar also drops in Gusgen Mines... on the Bandersnatch there... a good choice for adventurers is to get one while you have a PT in Gusgen getting Skulls for Sub Job's.

Edited, Mon May 31 17:52:48 2004
Incorrect Location
# May 13 2004 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
this guy is actually in H-5 / I-5. He's not even close to G-5. You can even talk to him standing in I-5.
Bout to give up...
# Mar 22 2004 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
OK, I've got em about 8 times. I kill him each time and have yet to get the drop. He is usually on the south side of the bridge in NG. Why am I not getting the drop? Do I need to speek to Gustav first or does fame have something to do with it. I'm a 12 WAR and so he goes down easily. Is my level too high?
RE: Bout to give up...
# Mar 23 2004 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
Well, I went home after work and started the game. As luck would have it, I happened to be at the spawning point at about 10:00pm gametime. So, thinking 9th time was the charm I sat down in the soft grass and waited. As usual the Black Wolf appeared and for the 9th time, I dropped him like a used tissue. But this time, he dropped the collar!!! Woo-Hoo!!! :doing the happy little gnome dance: Now I can go to sleep! Now I can go to work! This guy has kept me from everything except using the bathroom. :)
Luck strikes again
# Mar 01 2004 at 7:29 AM Rating: Default
Hehe...so I'm about 10/10 for a drop from this bad boy. Easy farming for me. I've even jumped off a choc just to kill the wolf, and there was a drop. So maybe a new update made this drop happen more often, or maybe I'm just really lucky. Who knows. I'm also the one who has the Kaz quest post about getting the keys in 6 total kills. :-) Hate me now. Goes for 2.5K at Bastok AH on Diablos server. Think I'll just farm this one instead of NM's.
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