Food for Thought  

Start Area: Windurst Waters
Start NPC:Kerutoto (J - 8)
Related Mobs:Kerutoto (J - 8)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:1000
(Average from 10 ratings)
Items Required:Grilled Hare
Hard-Boiled Egg
Pamtam Kelp
Windurstian Tea
Title Obtained:Fast Food Deliverer
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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You've been asked to buy food for the two busy researchers and one freshly-awoken meditator. You'll have to ask each of them what they want...if you can understand them, that is.


If you have already started the quest Say It with Flowers, you will not be able to get this quest until you successfully complete that one.

Talk to Kerutoto in the North building of the Rhinostery in Windurst Waters. She tells you to talk to Ohbiru-Dohbiru and Kenapa-Keppa next door. They will tell you they are out of food, but cannot leave their work to get more. Go back to Kerutoto and she will tell you what she wants. This will officially begin the quest. Make sure you go back to Ohbiru-Dohbiru and Kenapa-Keppa to get their orders as well. You will need to speak to Kenapa-Keppa several times before he tells you his order.

Kenapa-Keppa wants a Boiled Egg. You can buy this from either Chomo Jinjahl or Kopopo at the Culinarian's Guild, buy it at the Auction House, or cook it yourself. He will give you 120 gil after you trade him the egg.

Ohbiru-Dohbiru wants Windurstian Tea, a Tortilla, and a clump of Pamtam Kelp. The tea and tortilla can be bought at the Timbre Timbers Tavern in Windurst Waters or from Chomo Jinjahl or Kopopo at the Cooking Guild. The kelp is caught with fishing or bought from Babubu at the Fisherman's Guild. He will give you 440 gil after you trade him all three items.

Kerutoto wants a Grilled Hare. You can cook this yourself or buy it at the Auction House. She will give you 440 gil after you give her the food.

After you deliver all three orders to the researchers, talk to Kerutoto to complete the quest and collect your reward.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Food for Thought Spoilers page.

Quest Series

This quest is part of a series of quests offered by the Rhinostery. See the list below to find out which quest comes next.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Food for Thought Spoilers page.

This page last modified 2009-11-15 03:05:40.
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Kerutoto, in stable condition
# Sep 18 2006 at 3:11 AM Rating: Decent
274 posts
Kerutoto: Mmm...hmmm... Pso'xja...zzz...
Kerutoto: This room's the Rhinostery's meditation chamber. Say, I wonder how the manic work's going in the higgledy-piggledy laboratory next door.
Kerutoto: This room's the Rhinostery's meditation chamber. Say, I wonder how the manic work's going in the higgledy-piggledy laboratory next door.
Kerutoto: This room's the Rhinostery's meditation chamber. Say, I wonder how the manic work's going in the higgledy-piggledy laboratory next door.
Kerutoto: This room's the Rhinostery's meditation chamber. Say, I wonder how the manic work's going in the higgledy-piggledy laboratory next door.
*smashes Kerutoto face first through the wall of the Rhinostery*
Kerutoto: Rhis t-t-t-toom's rhe Thi-thi-thinostery's c-c-c-ceditation mhamber. Sllll...*drool*
You have caused Kerutoto brain damage!
Actually I think you get around it by talking to the other tarus first, as they complain about having no food. I tried talking to Horutoto 3-4 times, and he just kept saying "I wonder how they're doing next door" until I talked to the people next door. Then he gave me this quest.

Worked beautifully, rate up. =)
Thanks to Allakhazam, Kerutoto isn't going to be in a Dragon Kick-induced coma anymore. Thanks, Allakhazam!

Edited, Sep 18th 2006 at 7:22am EDT by Dakren
Kerutoto, in stable condition
# Nov 18 2006 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
Yup, yup, I talked to the stupid Taru and he said that he wondered how it was going next door, so I go next door and they complain about not having any more food so then I go back to talk to the first Taru and he was like "huh? their food is gone?" All better now ^^
trouble picking this quest up?
# Jan 11 2006 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
574 posts
If you keep getting diabolos quest, this is what you need to do...accept it, then keep talking to npc, after 2-3 tries he will give you the quest, will mean you have diabolos quest again, but don't matter. This is what i found anyway, hope this helps.
RE: trouble picking this quest up?
# Jan 27 2006 at 12:24 PM Rating: Excellent
358 posts
Actually I think you get around it by talking to the other tarus first, as they complain about having no food. I tried talking to Horutoto 3-4 times, and he just kept saying "I wonder how they're doing next door" until I talked to the people next door. Then he gave me this quest.
hurray new quest blocker
# Dec 29 2005 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
5,339 posts
Thanks to Diabolos I can't pick this up. Decided to knock out some lingering quests, but Kerutoto absolutely won't give me this quest, he keeps going to cutscene for "Do you want to challenge Diabolos again?!".. I say no and he just keeps doing this. I haven't answered yes because I don't really want to and don't want to possibly get stuck worse.
-Ssubzero on Ragnarok
# Nov 01 2005 at 6:15 AM Rating: Decent
Okay. I talked to Leepe-Hoppe until he says hes full.

I then talked to Ohbiru-Dohbiru but all he'll say is talk to Kenapa to find out wher eto get a Tahrong Cactus.

I completed the flower quest and I tried talking to the tarus in different combination.

I haven't completed "Tuning In" is that whats messing it up? Does anyone know? Im so close to breaking something..
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 28 2005 at 9:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) No matter what i do i cannot get this gay quest. Now i cant get access to canal cause SE if a bunch of useless **********
problems getting this quest
# Jun 05 2005 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
if u have a problem getting this quest you might have "say it with flowers active" in which you have to go to them and find out what flower you get, there for you cant take their orders, hope this helps somehow
Finally, a Solution.
# May 03 2005 at 12:21 AM Rating: Excellent
88 posts
None of these posts were very helpful at all to me, I have rank 10 Bastok, and hero fame in all cities, but could not get this quest. I would talk to all the tarus over and over and never got anything. I finally figured it out though:

Talk to Leepe-Hoppe until he says:

Leepe-Hoppe: <burp>... Well, excu~se me. As you can see, I'm not the slightest bit hungry...

He�ll me might cycle through a few messages (for the Tuning In quest and The Moonlit Path quest) relating to other quests you have started from him previously, but, if you talk to him and he gives you one of these other quests for the first time (like Tuning In or The Moonlit Path), zone out to port (or anywhere, but port is closest), and zone back in and talk to him again until he gives the line above.

Note: Do not take a flower from Ohbriru-Dohbiru. If you buy a flower from him, you cannot start this quest unless you zone. Even if Leepe-Hoppe gives the message above. (this got me twice while I was trying to get the quest working)

When you get that message from Leepe-Hoppe, go to the first floor and talk to Ohbiru-Dohbiru who'll say (instead of trying to sell you a flower):

Ohbiru-Dohbiru: Uh, excuse my tummy-grumbles.
I'm utterly famished.
Ohbiru-Dohbiru: But now is the critical point that will decide whether this project is a success or a total failure.
Ohbiru-Dohbiru: I can't take my eyes off my work, so I can't move right now. Why, I can't even afford to sleep!
Ohbiru-Dohbiru: Oooh... But I'm so hungry!
I feel like I'm starving to death...
Ohbiru-Dohbiru: Aagh! Nothing's left from the food I prepared in advance.

I don't think you need to talk to Kenapa-Keppa, he doesn't say anything new, just his normal lines. No harm talking to though.

Either way, then go to the other room in the Rhinostery and talk to the quest-giver, Kerutoto, who'll say:

Kerutoto: This room's the Rhinostery's meditation chamber. Say, I wonder how the manic work's going in the higgledy-piggledy laboratory next door.
Kerutoto: Huh? Their food supplies have run out so they say they're starving to death? Silly fools!
Kerutoto: Well, I've only just woke up, so I'm not going out to buy them anything.
Kerutoto: Why don't you go pick us up something, or even better, cook us up somehting? It should be an easy task for an adventurer such as you. Come on, show us what you're made of.
Kerutoto: Good, good! Thank you, finally.
Very well, then..

talk to him again for:

Kerutoto: I'll have a slick of grilled hare! They're so finger-lickingly scrumptious.
Kerutoto: Be sure to ask the lab staff for their orders before you go. I'm sure they'll be most happy.

I then went back to Ohbiru-Dohbiru and he said:

Ohbiru-Dohbiru: You volunteered to go buy us some food?
Why that's most kind of you!
What a godsend!
Ohbiru-Dohbiru: Well, as for me...
I'll have a cup of Windurstian tea and a clump of Pamtam kelp...
Ohbiru-Dohbiru: Oh, and I'll have a side order of a tortilla with that. Did you get all that?

after this, I talked to Kenapa-Keppa a bunch of times, for the first 4 times he said something new:

Kenapa-Keppa: My...order...?
Kenapa-Keppa: ...?

Kenapa-Keppa: A...

Kenapa-Keppa: Or...whatever...

After this I talked to Leepe-Hoppe again, who didn�t say anything new, so I don�t think you need to talk to him, he isn�t hungry anyway, so you don�t need to buy him anything.

I bought all the items but the Pamtam Kelp and Windurstian Tea at the Cooking Guild in the north map of Windurst Waters. I bought the Windurstian Tea at the building just south-east from the guild, and I bought the Pamtam Kelp from the fishing guild in Port Windurst.

I zoned back into Windurst Waters and to Kenapa-Keppa and traded him the Hard-Boiled Egg. (he replies and gives 120g).

Then traded Windurstian Tea, Pamtam Kelp and Tortilla (at once) to Ohbiru-Dohbiru (for a reply and 440g).

And lastly I traded the Grilled Hare to the quest giver, Kerutoto (for a reply and 440g).

Food For Thought was then in the �completed quests� window.

Hope this helps others having trouble with getting this quest started�

Edited, Wed Dec 7 02:17:54 2005
RE: Finally, a Solution.
# May 23 2006 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
94 posts
I never once had to talk to Lepee. But everything else in this was quite helpful, as I was stuck until I did things in your order.
RE: Finally, a Solution.
# Jul 28 2005 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
3,653 posts
Just wanting to say that there is a lot of merit to speaking to them in order. Firstly Ohbiru-Dohbiru then Kerutoto to activate the quest. You can't zone in between talking to them.

Many thanks to the OP, excellent post, your info. is indeed correct.
I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.
RE: Finally, a Solution.
# Jun 10 2005 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
1,298 posts
maybe you were rated down because your info is... wrong?

I just did this quest and i never had to talk to leepe-hoppe once.

I bought the foods, talked to Kerutoto then gave him the grilled hare, then Kenapa-Keppa and Ohbiru-Dohbiru and gave them their orders. THen went back and talked to Kerutoto and saw the quest was completed in the menu.
RE: Finally, a Solution.
# Jun 17 2005 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
92 posts
Actually i DONT think thats it since i DID have to talk to leepe hoppe, thank you chibichi, i would have wandered around all day trying to figure that out, rate up ^^
RE: Finally, a Solution.
# Jul 04 2005 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
I'm quite stubborn when it comes to some quests blocking others and stuff, but definitely this post saved me quite a few experiments when I was "in a hurry" to get access to the Toraimarai Canal with a non Windurstan char, so thank you very much and rate up ^^
Rhinostery Quest Series
# Mar 08 2005 at 3:17 PM Rating: Excellent
399 posts
1. Food for Thought
2. Overnight Delivery
3. Water way to go!
4. Blue Ribbon Blues
5. Toraimarai Turmoil

You must complete each one in order to start the next one.
# Feb 03 2005 at 5:17 AM Rating: Default
is this quest part of any quest series ?
its simple
# Jul 18 2004 at 11:12 PM Rating: Good
18 posts
all you have to do is talk to the researchers in the lab first, to find out they are hungry (and maybe the one on top too) then talk to the one in the other room and he will give you the quest. (he won't ask you to get food if he doesn't know they are hungry ^^)
RE: its simple
# Jul 29 2004 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
I can confirm this, my friend was getting upset b/c she couldn't get this quest. So she zoned and tried again. It still wouldn't give it to her. So we looked here and read your post, and sure enough you're right. (this whole thing happened in like 5 minutes) So you have to talk to the two researchers first and then immeditely go talk to the other guy to actaully activate the quest.
got this with no fame
# May 22 2004 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
128 posts
I just started a new character, fame checker told me he'd never even heard of me, had not even done mission 1-1 at that point, and I got this quest. I was running around on the hat quest and got it. I'd never gotten it with another character, though, so it suprised me...
RE: got this with no fame
# Jun 05 2004 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
1,239 posts
I'm rank 3, with like level 6 or 7 fame in Windhurst, and I can't get this quest. Any ideas??

I'm still rank 3, but fame 9. Still can't get the quest.

Edited, Sat Jun 26 07:02:11 2004
RE: got this with no fame
# Jun 26 2004 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
1,239 posts
Ok! Got the quest!

Turns out that that silly quest for the tahrongi cactus can't be active, otherwise you'll never get the quest!

Hope this info helps someone else.
RE: got this with no fame
# Sep 06 2004 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
Almost right. You can get this quest, THEN go for the Tahrongi Catcti; but not the other way around.
getting quest
# Mar 02 2004 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
Like many of you, I could not get the quest either for a long time. So I started wandering around and found a guy on top of the Rhinostery and his name is Leepe-Hoppe and he starts the activtion. Next talk to the 2 guys in the one room. You should be able to get the quest now.
Good luck
getting quest
# Mar 02 2004 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
Wrong Position Listed
# Feb 29 2004 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
184 posts
I don't know why H-12 is listed as Kerutoto's position. The correct position is J-8.
Rank 2 Fame
# Feb 18 2004 at 8:59 PM Rating: Default
72 posts
You must have fame rank 2 to get this quest. You must also talk to the researchers first before Kerutoto.
RE: Rank 2 Fame
# Feb 19 2004 at 5:23 AM Rating: Default
Not sure about the fame but I tlked to the 2 researchers first went over to the questgiver, and he said somthing like: I wonder how the research is going... so I went back to the researchers again and back to questgiver for the second time... tadaa he asks u to go get food!
# Feb 12 2004 at 4:28 PM Rating: Default
i talked to all 3 NPC's and still didnt get the quest...
bah me
# Feb 03 2004 at 4:22 AM Rating: Default
i cant get the quest... i talk and he says hes hungry and shiat but when i try to give foods ... nothing
RE: bah me
# Feb 06 2004 at 1:14 AM Rating: Default
You need to go into the room next door and talk with their leader. He'll direct you to go get food for all of them.
make your food!
# Jan 05 2004 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
81 posts
yeah, you may as well be making the food if you can. might as well build up your culinary skills, and save a penny here.
# Dec 19 2003 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
164 posts
I went to go buy it from the fishing guild and the selection was greyed out for some reason and no one is selling any at the AH. Where do you catch it?
RE: Kelp
# Jan 07 2004 at 3:23 AM Rating: Default
If you show up at 03:00 the gulid shop will have a fresh supply
RE: Kelp
# Dec 21 2003 at 4:50 AM Rating: Default
guild I mean ^^
RE: Kelp
# Dec 21 2003 at 4:50 AM Rating: Default
u can fish it up right by the fisher's guide
Quest starts with Ohbiru-Dohbiru
# Dec 09 2003 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
If you haven't talked to Ohbiru-Dohbiru before you talk to Kerutoto, he just wonders about how the experiment next door is going and goes back to sleep. You have to talk to Ohbiru-Dohbiru (and possibly Kenapa-Keppa, I spoke with both) first to find out that he is hungry, then you can get the quest from Kerutoto.
Windurst Tea
# Nov 29 2003 at 4:35 PM Rating: Default
I can't seem to find the Windurst Tea, the Culinarians guild doesn't sell them and the last time one was sold in the AH was days ago...

Any ideas?
RE: Windurst Tea
# Nov 29 2003 at 5:47 PM Rating: Default
Nevermind, found it in the Timbre Timbers Tavern...
Not repeatable
# Nov 29 2003 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
878 posts
As far as I can see the quest is not repeatable. after i finished it, i re-zoned and came back and he just says how full he is. I will however try to do it again on a different day. maybe they get hungry again in a day or 2... I will post my results.
about the choice of egg
# Nov 13 2003 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
105 posts
both bird egg or lizard will turn into the same thing. (hard-boiled egg)
doesn't seems to have any difference...at least i can put them together using auto-sort in item list.
about the choice of egg
# Nov 13 2003 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
105 posts
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