A Crisis in the Making  

Start Area: Windurst Waters
Start NPC:Ranpi-Monpi (E - 9)
Related Areas:Giddeus
Related Mobs:Ranpi-Monpi (E - 9)
Min Level:10
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:400
(Average from 8 ratings)
Items Required:Off Offering
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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When preparing the food offering as a sign of Windurst's friendship with Giddeus, Ranpi-Monpi accidentally mixed in a liquid that the Yagudo hate. Quickly recover the tainted offering from the altar at Giddeus before ruffling some Yagudo feathers.


Talk to Ranpi-Monpi to begin this quest. He will send you to Giddeus. Go to the lower floor and look for a door around (G-6) that leads into a storage room. There is an altar there. Touching the altar will get you the key item: Off Offering. Bring it back to Ranpi-Monpi.

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# May 07 2006 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
cannotlinkto has a fame gage on quests, you can even sort by fame required. Somepages' fame gage is awesome but their explanations are lacking. Here is the quest: A Crisis in the Making.

Giddeous Maps

Other map site: Vana'diel Maps .

Edited, Sun May 7 19:11:53 2006
# Aug 03 2005 at 3:06 PM Rating: Excellent
Sorry... double post.
A little Help.
# Sep 01 2004 at 5:42 PM Rating: Excellent
1,332 posts
I'm a little amazed of all the confusion about this quest and these boards.

The starting NPC (Ranpi-Monpi) is standing right in the middle of the Culinarian Guild main room (Funny looking and talking Taru standing on a barrel). Not sure if any fame is needed or not. I've done a couple quest here and there, but nothing to scoff at.

Next is the trip to Giddeus. There are many other quest in Windurst that involve trips to Giddeus, so if you don't want to keep running back and forth between the two, activate as many as you can and do em' all at once. Research Allakhazam for more info. There are two seperate floors here (The normal floor and the basement), so there will be two diffrent maps. There are three ways to get to the basement: I-8 (The long route), F-8 (The short route) and a hole in the ground at H-7 (The WRONG route which will take you to a seperate area in the basement. If you are not high enough level, you will be gang-probed by several Yags waiting within).

Once you arrived in the basement, You will want to travel to F-7. At this location will be a Yagudo NPC named Uu Zhoumo guarding "Winstaria Doors". I'm not too sure if you have to do anything special to open these doors (I kind of did this quest at a high level with other quest under my belt). Once you open the doors, you will be in a storage room (Another Yag NPC just pacing back and forth). At the end of the room will be a "Alter of Offerings". Click it. Get the "Off Offering" and then head out.

Go back to Ranpi. Talk to him. Get your reward. And then blow it all on Tarutaru ganja and Mithra Lap dances.
recomended level
# Jun 16 2004 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
I havn't done this quest but im pretty possitive i know the area where teh vault is in and unless theres eomthing insane waiting for you in the vault i suggest your level 23-25+, at 25 everything conned easy and TWTBW down there, exept the fire elementals... they got impossible to gauge >.<, they're summons though so they dont agro unless the summoner does
RE: recomended level
# Jun 17 2004 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
Don't worry about the elementals. They are easier to beat than the Mendicants. If it really bothers you, give it a nice dose of water. It loves that! ^^
RE: recomended level
# Aug 27 2004 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
6,424 posts
I think those yagudo elementals keel over after 1 shot of Dia... by a lvl 16 RDM...
# Mar 23 2004 at 12:02 AM Rating: Default
How many of those can you carry?

Can you get the Off Offering, go home, put it in your Mog Safe, return and get another Off Offering, put it in your safe...then trade like 10 in a row to them?
# Apr 04 2004 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
57 posts
Since the "Off Offering" is a key item...


I hope that answers your question. ^^;
Getting This Quest?
# Mar 08 2004 at 9:01 PM Rating: Default
I Can Not get this quest. I have never done it. I have completed 8 quests in Windurst, 19 in Bastock, 12 in San. Maybe I need to do more quests in Windurst? I am Rank 3 (bar is full, completeing any mission will send me over to Rank 4).
# Feb 10 2004 at 1:25 AM Rating: Default
To get to the lower level, open your map and look at the "mid-west" part where you can see a path which looks like a dead-end or cut. Walk to there and you can go down a level, and your "/map" will be refreshed with the lower level map.

If you want this quest to be repeatable, either DON'T do the "In a Stew" quest in WindurstWoods, or finish the "In a Stew" quest before you attempt "A Crisis in the Making" quest for your 1st time. For me, I did the "In a Stew" quest after I did the "A Crisis in the Making" quest for few times, so when I talk to the NPC Ranpi-Monpi in the Culinary Guild of WindurstWaters, he just repeat the words as if I finished the "In a Stew" quest. He no longer allow me to repeat the "A Crisis in the Making" quest..... >_<

There goes my 400gil repeatable quest...
# Feb 05 2004 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
This quest is repeatable
lower level
# Jan 20 2004 at 1:40 PM Rating: Default
anyone have the pos where you can drop down to the lower level?
Rank 2!
# Jan 19 2004 at 2:46 PM Rating: Default
You need to be ranked 2 to take up this quest i think. its not based on levels or any other quests
RE: Rank 2!
# Feb 14 2004 at 9:04 PM Rating: Default
I'm rank 1 on mission 2, and it gave me the quest just fine.
Rank 2!
# Jan 19 2004 at 2:46 PM Rating: Default
You need to be ranked 2 to take up this quest i think. its not based on levels or any other quests
Min Level
# Jan 01 2004 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
89 posts
My brother is playing a WHM Tarutaru (Amphibius, Ragnarok) and was able to get this quest started even though he's just lvl 9... he doesn't have any other job lvled up.
RE: Min Level
# Jan 17 2004 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
Min level is just a suggestion, or recommendation. Would be tough to do this quest solo at that level without help.

Rhuidian 40 Warrior
# Dec 30 2003 at 7:30 PM Rating: Default
where is ranpi-monpi i still cannot find him ??i have gone to D-6 in windrust waters (upper and downer) but i still cannot find him ,,,,some help plz
RE: ranpi-monpi?????
# Mar 06 2004 at 9:37 PM Rating: Excellent
57 posts
Ranpi-monpi(sp?) is located in the culinarians guild on the nothern part of Windurst Waters.

He is on the left cooking guild building, and he is the tarutaru standing on ladderish-thing. It appears as if he is stirring something...

There are two taru thats are standing on something/stirring. One is Ranpi-Monpi, and the other is the taru that will give you advanced cooking imagery!!! ((You can't ask Ranpi-Monpi for imagery...))

Hope this helps!!! ^^

Edited, Sat Mar 6 21:37:03 2004
# Dec 26 2003 at 1:50 PM Rating: Default
how come i cannot repeat this quest. now he is talking about martha stew
Better directions.
# Dec 24 2003 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
Someone needs to post better directions as to where the Alter is. It's NOT in the F7 area. Like a fool I continuously searched the area for a hidden door and fell into a pit and got globbered by over powered Yagouda & Earth digger. What a waste. I'm wondering if the alter is in the LARGEST room on the Giddeus map. If so, just say so. I'm not going to go back there until I reach L14 or someone puts up better directions on here.
RE: Better directions.
# Dec 25 2003 at 10:07 PM Rating: Default
you havta fall into a hole first
Where is it?
# Dec 21 2003 at 12:42 PM Rating: Default
I went down there and found the door and went through it and found the storage area but couldnt find the package i need to get
RE: Where is it?
# Mar 06 2004 at 9:47 PM Rating: Excellent
57 posts
When you first enter through the Wisteria Doors (This is also where you go for "The Emmisary," a Bastok mission) turn left, it should be the termite hive/thing in front of you. Examine it, and you should receive the "Off Offering."

If you don't immeadiately see it, use your switch target key ((0 on the num-pad))

Edited, Sat Mar 6 21:46:45 2004
where is the guy?
# Dec 12 2003 at 8:05 PM Rating: Default
whats this guys location?
RE: where is the guy?
# Dec 14 2003 at 5:06 PM Rating: Default
In the cooking guild. top right corner of D-9 on your map.
Can't get to repeat.
# Dec 11 2003 at 9:49 PM Rating: Default
I wasn't able to repeat this quest. Now all he talks about is making Martha Stew.
RE: Can't get to repeat.
# Dec 28 2003 at 10:23 PM Rating: Decent
844 posts
Hi, this is me again. I finally got this quest to repeat. Obviously I have waited a while, so he does eventually stop talking about Martha Stew. I'm not sure exactly how long you have to wait though before this quest can repeat.
Total Pain; Risk VS Reward no worth it.
# Dec 08 2003 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
67 posts
Decent quest, not really a *total pain* but the reward isn't that great.

Highly recomend doing this quest at the same time as "Early Bird Catches the Bookworm" as they are in the same treasure room.

Edited, Mon Dec 8 01:47:39 2003
Can't Start Quest
# Dec 05 2003 at 10:53 AM Rating: Default
I couldn't even start the quest. Every time I talk to the cook nothing happens. He says a couple of sentences and that's it. I'm only a L10 Mage, so maybe I need to be at a higher level or do a different quest first. No idea!!

# Dec 04 2003 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
I talked to the cook again and, well, he fubbed up again! The quest is repeatable, if you care to do so. Haven't gone back to Giddeus yet to find out what the second trip is worth however - the first completion scarred me for life!

16 Red Mage
6 White Mage
RE: Repeatable
# Dec 10 2003 at 5:38 PM Rating: Excellent
99 posts
Second trip is worth the same as the first - 400 Gil. But since you have to go there anyways to get the overdue book, you might as well activate this quest too.
# Nov 25 2003 at 12:36 AM Rating: Default
As far as I know right now I say skip this quest if you're a mage. I'm not sure if this quest is a precursor to any other quests or not but here's my two cents for what its worth.

Here's why I say skip it:
My gf and I (blm 18 rdm 17) found this to be extremely long, boring, and actually difficult. Little XP and the only drops were Yaguda necklaces (if you're beginning weaving craft these come in handy), crystals, and the named Yaguda that drops a shield. All of which we found to be not worth the time. Healing down here is tenuous as well since the worms on the lower cavern attack w/out being provoked and the Yagudas tend to spawn quickly.

In the end, for all our work and time we got a whopping 400 gil. Considering I made 3000gil(1,500 from chocobilius, and 1,500 from the broken wand/animal glue quest) in less than 15 minutes I found this quest to be a waste of time.
Oh, we also died coming out of Giddeus. :( Least it made the trip home faster.

BTW, if you choose to do this quest, go to the lower caves and reach <pos> F-7, there you'll see a door and a dumby that says, "you're not allowed in the door." Ignore him and just go in.

Darkdante lvl 18 BLM lvl 1 WHM
Shaishy lvl 18 RDM
World: Fairy
RE: Darkdante
# Dec 02 2003 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
All this quest is good for is start it up and complete it when you're off to get your keys to Kazham, it's a cheap bonus to your fame. The fame starts to really take it's toll on not being able to get you Gobbiebags and storage expansions if you ignore quests like this.
Crisis in the holes
# Nov 22 2003 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
Also, look out for holes in the floor, even right at the cave entrance. You'll drop into rooms swarming with percursors if you're not careful (like I did!)
# Nov 12 2003 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
this quest is actually fairly difficult... if you are below level 15 you need to group because the area is pretty hard (especially near the altar where you get the item)
# Nov 08 2003 at 9:14 AM Rating: Excellent
Ranpi-Monpi is in the cooking guild, the building where they are frying veggies, kneeding dough, and making soups. He is the tarutaru making soup on the left. He speaks with a french accent. You may need to do mission 3 first, and/or may need to have joined the cooking guild (you can join more than one guild at no cost).
RE: Ranpi-Monpi
# Apr 04 2004 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
57 posts
Actually, you don't need to do either of those.

I was rank one with no missions completed when I got this quest.

Also, you do not need to join the cooking guild. But, you should, since it's free and you get a free fire crystal just for joining. ^^
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