Inspector's Gadget!  

Start Area: Port Windurst
Start NPC:Kohlo-Lakolo (G - 5)
Prerequisites:Know One's Onions
Truth, Justice, and the Onion Way
Related Areas:Windurst Waters
Related Mobs:Kohlo-Lakolo (G - 5)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 5 ratings)
Items Required:Fake Moustache
Saruta Cotton
Title Obtained:Fake-Mustached Investigator
Items Granted:Heko Obi
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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The Mana Orb the Star Onion Brigade "confiscated" from the Cat Burglar has gone missing. In order to track down the culprit, the gang will need the seven gadgets found in the Junior Investigator's toolkit! Pichichi will tell you what to bring.


If you've just completed the quest Know One's Onions then you will need to zone before talking to Kohlo-Lakolo for the next quest.

The Star Onion Brigade needs gadgets for their Junior Investigator's Toolkit. Talk to Pichichi for information. She will tell you to talk to her mother, Chamama in Windurst Waters (F-10). She needs you to collect 4 balls of Saruta Cotton. These are dropped by Pygmaioi in Tahrongi Canyon. Trade these to her and she will give you a key item: Fake Moustache to take back to Kohlo-Lakolo.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Inspector's Gadget! Spoilers page.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the Star Onion Brigade quest series. The entire quest series includes:

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# May 07 2007 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Is there a prerequisite fame level for this quest?
Buy cotton
# Dec 29 2005 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
241 posts
You can buy cotton at AH-> Clothcraft OR you can buy it from the clothcraft guild in windy for abt 200g each...only prob is you prob have to camp the shop and they usually onlly stock one a day lol. They can also be harvested in Giddius/ W.Sarab
where can i buy cotten
# Dec 19 2005 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know where i could just buy the cotten.. please tell me in town, and position please!
life after this quest
# Dec 21 2004 at 3:12 PM Rating: Excellent
So is the onion ring quest the next one to do?
Kohlo-Lakolo keeps telling me that I need to find the key to the 'house of Hero'
RE: life after this quest
# Feb 03 2005 at 11:44 PM Rating: Default
Le char d'Assault Loco prend la scène d'assault
RE: life after this quest
# Sep 09 2005 at 10:45 PM Rating: Good
442 posts
I'm not exactly fluent in French.. but..

The tank of crazy assault takes the SC of assault?

RE: life after this quest
# May 17 2005 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
# Nov 19 2004 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
I got this quest as soon as I finnished Know One's Onions at level 2 fame.
# Sep 08 2004 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
81 posts
Lol Trade Chamama the 4 balls of Saruta Cotton and she turn's around, casts Flare, turn's back and hands you the false mustache. I was like "Flare can make stuff? Never seem's to work for me when I cast it o.0!!"

Edit: I forgot it's acctualy a "Fake Mustache" but who cares anyways! She Cast's Flare and it makes something! WTF!!

Edited, Wed Sep 8 06:27:15 2004
RE: Ooook
# Sep 13 2004 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
119 posts
She has the smallest cast time for flare i've ever seen...wish that was true for all BLM's
this is not tthe quest I got
# Jul 09 2004 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default

Edited, Fri Jul 9 13:22:50 2004
mustache quest
# Jun 30 2004 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
can someone tell me, why after i gave the cotton to chumama and she gave me the mustache and i went back behind the warehouse and saw the cutscene ... all the kid talks about is gettin the key for the ghostly house (house of the hero) and something about talkin to koru-moru having the key.... but when i talk to koru-moru he doesnt mention crap about the key or the house ... all he talks about is the damn quest he had already given me ... please help.. thank you
Need 10 Windurst Quests
# Apr 13 2004 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
In order to get this quest, I completed 10 other Windurst quests exactly. I didn't do any repeat quests, and I checked between other quests to see if I could get this one. (I did the previous SOB quests too, of course.)
maybe this is it
# Mar 26 2004 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
most of these quests, i think you have to fight at least one battle in between their activation. . . if you have fought one and still cant get it, i guess i dont really know. . . but i know thats all you have to do after the first quest (for the justice badge) to be able to accept the second one
RE: maybe this is it
# Apr 11 2004 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
598 posts
No. Just enough fame and zone after each quest.
Can't get this quest
# Mar 15 2004 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
I finished the Onion quest (the one where you have to go to the hero's house) however, I had left the area and come back before going to the hero's house so when I spoke to the kids they said I missed it. (meaning going to the hero's house) But I still remember the girl having the mana orb. . Later I went back to SanDoria where I am from and when I came back and tried to get the inspector's quest all they talk about is the first rule..
Anyone know how to get this quest again? Do I have to REzone after I get the first rule message?
I am now in the Canyon, is that considered rezoning?
If I go back should I get the quest then?
I had another character who did the quests right...and he still hadn't found chamama the right stone for her pickles... he was able to get the moustache quest .. but he's deleted :)
I now have the cotton and can't get the doggone quest! what gives?
Chey AKA Rohama (aka Ruhamha)
Sar Cotton Problems
# Feb 16 2004 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
I tried to buy the cotton from the weavers guild to save some hunting time, but when i try to buy it, it's greyed out and i cannot select it. I have empty inventory slots, so thats not the problem. I know i can get these from the auction house, but the price difference is crazy. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
RE: Sar Cotton Problems
# Feb 18 2004 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
That would be because you *are* buying from the guild. Normal shops do not close, nor do they ever run out of materials. However, all guilds have holidays, time frames in which they are open, and inventory limits. If it is greyed out, then you can not buy until either someone else sells cotton to the vendor, or the next day comes and some are in stock.

This applies to all guilds.
RE: Sar Cotton Problems
# Feb 19 2004 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
actually shops do run out of stock. at the beginning of every day the shop is restocked so you better be there to buy early. im not sure how the amount is determined
RE: Sar Cotton Problems
# Feb 27 2004 at 11:31 AM Rating: Default
well i was checking prices on my world and at the guild and i saw i could buy saruta cotton 1k per stack and sell it for 4k on the AH. thinking i just found a loophole(btw this game has NONE i have 60 game days of playing in). when i tryed i had realized that they only sell 1 per game day. and they do get bought every day as far as i saw it.
RE: Sar Cotton Problems
# Apr 29 2004 at 6:53 PM Rating: Default
It's not a loophole if you're the first person at the guild when it opens and are able to buy it for 1k a stack, then resell for 4k?
RE: Sar Cotton Problems
# May 28 2004 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Yeah good luck with that. I try my hardest to buy Arrowwood Lumber from the woodworking guild everyday but it's ALWAYS old out.

I've managed to buy 1 piece but that's it. I've camped the damn place at least a dozen times.

Usually wind up buying logs and then turning them into lumber....
# Feb 01 2004 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
47 posts
Chamama is located in Windurst Waters (northern part) at (F-10). This is the Rarab Tail Hostelry.

Edited, Sun Feb 1 19:09:10 2004
heko obi
# Nov 14 2003 at 2:37 PM Rating: Default
878 posts
Doesn't really seem to be a good reward at the level in which it takes to gather the cotton balls from the canyon. you would think that a better reward would be in order... just a thought.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 29 2003 at 1:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) <b>"Doesn't really seem to be a good reward at the level in which it takes to gather the _______ from _______."</b>
RE: heko obi
# Nov 26 2003 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
You can also harvest the cotton in West Saru - not the most common of the harvests but you can do that at any level.
RE: heko obi
# Nov 21 2003 at 9:21 AM Rating: Default
You can get balls of cotton off the Mandrogas in east or west saru; I did so at level 5 as a thief, I've stolen them since then for friends and n00bs by the dozen.
RE: heko obi
# Dec 03 2003 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
Really? Every time I tried to steal from Mandragora it always failed........
Chamana Loc
# Nov 07 2003 at 11:13 PM Rating: Decent
She is the same person who you turn in the smooth stones to.
Where is Chamana?
# Nov 07 2003 at 12:27 AM Rating: Default
Do you have the location for Chamana?

When reporting quests, it would be extremely helpful to utilize the grid system present on the in-game maps.

#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 01 2004 at 5:14 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) "When reporting quests, it would be extremely helpful to utilize the grid system present on the in-game maps."
RE: Where is Chamana?
# Jan 07 2004 at 1:47 AM Rating: Default
well look how many quests are in this game, and look how far apart places are in this game
to get things started
# Nov 06 2003 at 9:11 AM Rating: Default
in order to finish "Know One's Onion" u need to go to the house with a locked door in Windust Wall and check on the door. when u do that a cut scene will start and after that u just go back to behind the warehouse in Port Windust and talk to Kohlo-Lakolo again to finish the quest. then talk to him again to start the new quest
RE: to get things started
# Feb 06 2004 at 7:38 PM Rating: Default
I'm a mnk 9 and rank 2 but I the npc still won't give me the quest. I've completed the pickle quest so that can't be a prereq. So I'm assuming you have to be level 11 or you need to do an unrelated quests first.
RE: to get things started
# Nov 07 2003 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
I finished the onion quest and went back to him, and he won't give me the next one still, and i've left town PLENTY of times
RE: to get things started
# Nov 09 2003 at 12:45 PM Rating: Excellent
3,473 posts
I didn't get this quest until I was either 1.) Lvl 11, or 2.) Rank 2. I say this because because I got both back to back.
RE: to get things started
# Feb 22 2004 at 10:13 PM Rating: Default
I just got the quest at lvl 8. I did do the smooth stone quest. I did have to rezone to get the quest.
RE: to get things started
# Feb 05 2004 at 2:11 PM Rating: Default
i bet that you have to finish the smooth stone quest for the rarrab lady to get this started as well
RE: to get things started
# Oct 11 2007 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
I had the same problem, and with the smooth stone quest completed, it opened right up.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 19 2003 at 10:54 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Edited, Wed Nov 19 10:57:06 2003
Once again..
# Nov 04 2003 at 8:44 PM Rating: Good
469 posts
To recieve subsequent quests from the same quest giver you MUST REZONE
RE: Once again..
# Nov 05 2003 at 4:13 AM Rating: Default
RE: Once again..
# Nov 06 2003 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
Re-zone means leaving that area of town completely, and then zoning right back into it.
when does it start?
# Nov 04 2003 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
how do you get it? I finished wild onion, now all they all do is talk about the 'firthst' rule
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 20 2003 at 4:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
RE: when does it start?
# Dec 20 2003 at 4:55 PM Rating: Default
I guess you have already solved this by now but to help others Ill post my thoughts anyway...
I had just the same problem and my guess is that the solution to it might be to do the In a pickle quest first and then try again.
Correct Quest Name
# Nov 04 2003 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
97 posts
According to my list, this is quest is called Inspector's Gadget! (the ! is part of the title on my screen).
So this has to be done after Wild Onions?
# Nov 04 2003 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
1,075 posts

I went to him and got wild onions.
What is the order of quests he gives?
RE: So this has to be done after Wild Onions?
# Dec 05 2003 at 4:12 PM Rating: Excellent
The order of the the quest from this same NPC as I remember is:
1. Rarab Tail
2. 4 Wild Onions
3. 4 Saru Cottons

I don't believe I went back to this NPC to see if there's anymore quests that he offers, but I should go check if I'm ever in the area
Where is Kohlo-Lakolo?
# Nov 04 2003 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
1,075 posts
where the heck is Kohlo-Lakolo

Can't find all over port
OH nm, its the Onion kid
# Nov 04 2003 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
1,075 posts

OH its the kid behind the two warehouses, who does the quest for the neck item, DUH.
Heko obi
# Nov 02 2003 at 10:56 PM Rating: Excellent
37 posts
The item given for completing this quest is a waist item called Heko obi. It's stats are DEF 1, All races, Lv. 8, MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/BRD/RNG/SMN.
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