Bat Hunt  

Submitted by:Jhimaielin
Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Northern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Any Gate Guard
Related Areas:King Ranperre's Tomb
Mission:1 - 2
Min Level:6
Max Level:75
Reward:Rank 1-3
(Average from 37 ratings)
Items Required:Bat Fang
Orcish Mail Scales
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: Smash The Orcish Scouts
Next Mission: Save the Children
Last Updated: Tue Jan 11 10:06:37 2011

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Mission Orders

Exterminate bats from King Ranperre's Tomb, and bring back proof of your deeds.


Quick Walkthrough

Here's a short version for the impatient/lacking in attention span. A great, detailed version you really should read follows; consider this an outline.

For initial 1-2:

  1. Go to H-11 in East East Ronfaure.
  2. Make your way through the underground tunnel to the mazey bit
  3. Once in the bit in 'maze' kill Ding Bats until you get Orcish Mail Scales
  4. Make sure you get to, click on, and see the cutscene at the tombstone

For repeat of 1-2:

  1. Go to H-11 in East East Ronfaure.
  2. Kill Mouse Bats and collect Bat Fangs
  3. Turn in bat fangs one at a time

Detailed Walkthrough

The Gate Guard tells you about the King's Tomb and that there are reports it's been tampered with. You're sent to go and check it out and bring back evidence if it has.

The Tomb is at (H-11) in Ronfaure East... very south of the map.

A Level 5 character can take this quest by the horns and with some luck kill a Ding Bat in the second upper level section of the Tomb Zone... but will have to be very careful... or just follow others around the zone. There's always someone in there cleaning out the creatures for exp or whatnot. In part 2 there are 2 mazes one leads to something for a later quest... and one leads to a headstone. You'll want to approach the headstone and see the cut scene about 'Ron-boy' who speaks to the headstone like the king yet lived.

IF you don't see the cut scene you haven't 'completed' the mission even if you have 90 pieces of Orcish Chain Scales. After the cut scene slip back out and back to the Gate Guard.

If you decide to redo this mission you kill the Mouse Bats in the first underground section for their bat fangs. Which you can only turn in one at a time. For a Level 8 Red Mage turning in 6 bat fangs netted a full "rank 1 points" meter but did not grant rank 2. Perhaps more are needed.

Head to East Ronfaure.

Head to (H-11)

Enter zone and thus The First Upper Level Section (and maze).

Bad Guys:

The Maze is basially 'Y' shaped. Go left, right, right OR right, left, left to reach the entrance to the first underground section.

The First Underground Section is pretty straight forward.

Bad Guys:

  • Mouse Bats (varying levels BE CAREFUL. Some are easy some are potent to lethal, AND they gang up if you attack (aka social for other mousebats))
  • Goblin Thugs
  • Goblin Weavers
  • Stone Eaters (worm type... casts stone when you're in range. if you have to you can run past them and just eat the damage)

Left is mostly Mouse Bats... until a T Junction... Right is a mix of Mouse Bats and some Goblin Thugs and Goblin Weavers... then the previously mentioned T junction. You could go around the donut all day if you like if you need Mouse Bats Fangs (second time through). The respawn rate's fairly decent... even with the place's popularity.

When you continue passed the T junction the first big area might have Stone Eaters. Be Warned about their stone casting. Both can hit you if you aren't careful. From there it's mostly bare tunnel (with ambient sounds for stepping in bat guano. bleah.) with pauses for bats... and some big areas where goblins might hang out. (Again assuming someone didn't wipe the place out before you got in.)

Follow the Stairs up to Upper Area 2.

Bad Guys:

This area's been known to just be crawling with Carrion Worms, and the occasional Ding Bat flotilla. There are a mess of Goblins that will of course help each other in a pinch.

There are 2 Mazes... the one right near you... leads to a flat surface with a "???" Click point that is Underground Area 2 for a Later level quest. If you find yourself in there... turn around. Also the other cave like entrance is probably a Goblin lair. Not your goal right now either.

In the opposite corner is the entrance to maze 2... (best way is head forward from the stairs to the wall in the distance... then head left all the way until you're almost at the corner then turn left and enter the opening in the wall) and at the heart of that mini labyrinth is the Headstone of the King... just walk up and double click it like an NPC and the cut scene will start.

You may now head back the way you came, leave the tomb zone and head back to San d'Oria. The Gate Guard will reward you with some rank points and you can now try Mission 1-3 (if you're say level 11).

Second Run through you can just follow the "donut". Bat Fangs are fairly rare drops from the Mouse bats. All wings can be turned in for money (details elsewhere)

MAP DATA: Upper Level 2

  • E= Entry Point to this map
  • G= Goblin caves? "Mission 1-2" doesn't require.
  • C= Cave (of Death) "Mission 1-2" doesn't require.
  • T= Ranperre's Tomb. You must get here to get the cut scene to finish mission.

Only the turns are to scale. The distances are not. But are fairly close.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Bat Hunt Spoilers page.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the San d'Oria nation mission series. The complete series includes:

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Cannot get Cutscene
# Jul 03 2009 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
When I click on Ranperre's tombstone i get the message that the water has been changed. Help!
good luck i guess!!
# Nov 21 2008 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
ive done this quest many times on my alts.

18rdm/9bm taru
got there at 12:00, waited till 19:00, nuked the first bat I saw and got the drop.

bat hunt
# Oct 29 2008 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
ok i went to the maze and viewed the cut scene and didnt get the mail scale on my way out and i died cuz i went into the goblin cave. then i went back and got the mail scale from the ding bats and lost the mail scale because my inventory was full...... now i try and go back and there isnt any dingbats to be found??

WTF? Can i not complete the mission?
bat hunt
# Oct 29 2008 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
This bat you are looking for ONLY appears at night. That's why you havn't found any. Give it another try. Night starts at 18:00 Vana'Diel game time. (If you can't see the clock type "/clock on")
# Sep 06 2008 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
I've lvl'd 10-13 so far killing everything in the tombs an at least 70 ding with no drop wtf? Is there a way to cancel the mission and restart it maybe or this just another one those hit or miss kinds of quests, in which for an important mission quest is pretty retarded.
this mission
# Nov 09 2007 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
can just about only succeed at night so first get there early in the day. see the cut scene, and fight the ding bats and get away before the spook shows up casue level 9's and unders, they will kill in the blink of an eye
Saving time
# Oct 29 2007 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
This misson was no problem, i got my scales as i was lvling my lvl 7 whm in there so i saved alot of time ^^. After that i started the mission talked to the tomb bought a bat fang at the sandy AH then traded them both to the person i got the mission from ^^
# Jul 24 2007 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
im 0/75. i checked the tomb got the c/s and still no drop......am i doing somthing wrong?
orcish scales
# Jun 26 2007 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, I was doing this mission with a lvl 23 warrior sub monk and I got the cutscene to go but when I tried the ding bats, they wouldn't drop the scale mail. I went around probably droping a hundred of them in 1 or 2 hits and still nothing. wtf is up with that.
# Jun 03 2007 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
i did the mission.. i got both the iteams... how do i trade them in???
# Nov 24 2006 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
i have done this mission already but for some reason i have to do it over again.. i do everything i have the mail scales and i try and trade it to the guard and he tells me that he doesnt want them .. and then i click on him for a new mission and he says i have to finish my current mission before i can get a new one wtf ? how can i finish the current mission ?
Other uses
# Jul 06 2006 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
San d'oria is not my hometown. Should I just throw my mail scales out?
Complete with Gob kill teleport.
# May 22 2006 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts

I soloed this yesterday afternoon.

I play a RDM on remora and my level was 10 at the time.

Getting to the Tomb was no problem for me at all. In fact it was pretty easy. Even get the Orc Mail scales off the Ding Bats was no problem. However on the way back through the tunnel I got ambushed by 4 gobs all with a very tough rating. They weren’t any Very toughs or even toughs on my way to the tomb in fact everything was rated as “easy pray”. So after getting knocked out and using the old EXP teleport I completed the mission.
# May 19 2006 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
i got the scales near the start of the tomb, never made it to the gravestone (goblins!!), when i handed it into the guard he just said have you really been to the tomb lol....guessin i gota actually visit it no matter how much scales i get before i reach it.
run down
# May 03 2006 at 9:08 PM Rating: Default
u should be around 15 before u do this mission u basicly find Ding Bats til they drop Orc Armor then trade it to a gate house guard
Easy Mission
# Apr 06 2006 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
This is an easy mission if u find someone that is familiar with the tombs. Make sure u watch the cut scene or the mission wont be complete. Just find dingbats in the maze and u should get a drop fairly quick.
The facts...
# Mar 15 2006 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent
There seems to be a lot of confusion here, so let me post what I know. I have done this mission on three seperate characters, and have helped several LS buddies on it, so this is from experience.

-You ONLY need the Orcish Mail Scales (Rare/EX) to complete the mission, no other drops.

-only DINGBATS will drop the scales, and absolutely ANY dingbats will do, as long as they are in the Ranperre's Tomb zone. I have had the scales drop right next to the actual tomb, and I have had them drop only a few feet from the zone entrance, and just about everywhere inbetween. Mouse bats will NOT drop them.

-Though the scales are a fairly common drop, I have killed as many as 15-20 bats before seeing them drop, and that's with Treasure Hunter. Just keep killing dingbats, and eventually you'll see them. More than once, they've dropped for me on the first or second bat I've killed.

-The dingbats will not appear until the sun has set, as they do everywhere else in Vana'Diel that isn't underground.

-You must also make your way to the tomb itself, which you can find on the map above, target it, "talk" to it, and view a cutscene before you can trade the scales back to the soldier to complete the mission. Don't worry about all of the other people you see standing around the tomb; if it's near nightfall, they're just hunting Spook. Let them fight over him, and go about your business.

That's all there is to it. Anybody who tells you something that contradicts this is wrong.
# Jan 01 2006 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
There's a lot of great advice here, especially from a post on Mon, Nov. 10 @ 8:50AM 2003 by Anonymous, subject: tomb location. To view it change message preferences to Oldest First here on this message board. Here's another site with info on this task: http://ffxi.cannotlinkto/questdb/451.

Edited, Sun Jan 1 13:15:32 2006
How far is it to the tomb from South San d`Oria?
# Dec 09 2005 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
I'm a lvl 10 war and not quite sure what direction to head in.
# Nov 13 2005 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
1,923 posts
Did this with a friend, 2 scale mails in 5 kills. XD
campers and orc scales
# Oct 04 2005 at 5:00 PM Rating: Good
94 posts
1. You absolutely can get the Orcish Mail Scales off of any bat. The first time I went down to the tomb was on a fluke because I found the opening. I got the scales from some random bunch of dingbats then and had no idea what I needed to do with them.

2. If you still choose to believe that the only bats that drop the scales are right next to the tomb, *and* you're an actual San d'Orian doing the mission at the suggested level, get ready to wait. Every time I've seen that tombstone, there are always five or six level 40+'s from Bastok and Windurst who are doing the same misson just camping out there waiting for the bats to spawn so they can kill them with spells.

3. As far as I can tell, the gate guard doesn't want any bat fangs, period.
RE: campers and orc scales
# Oct 22 2005 at 6:47 AM Rating: Decent
371 posts
They aint camping the bats....theyre camping the spook for an 80k easy drop =P
dingy bats
# Oct 04 2005 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Any ding bat will drop the scales inside of the tomb. Some of the spook farmers got annoyed with me running around and killing stuff. I got some good experience with this mission. Brought along a friend, didn't have a party with him, but we went in together. Had lots of fun. Got killed once in the process by a goblin. Well, it was more like 5 goblins at once. Becareful of the agros!
# Aug 25 2005 at 11:49 PM Rating: Default
36 posts
RE: Important
# May 12 2006 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
not true i got mine at the first lvl
RE: Important
# Aug 28 2005 at 8:06 PM Rating: Excellent
1,077 posts
Not true.

Any ding bat in the tomb can drop the scales. I got mine just as I entered the tomb, on one of the first ding bats I saw.

Edited, Sun Aug 28 21:17:15 2005
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# Aug 25 2005 at 11:48 PM Rating: Good
36 posts
# Jul 27 2005 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
1,362 posts
That explaination is really poorly written. It gives way too much information; we only know what we need to kill and where.
RE: omg...
# Jul 27 2005 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Umm y didn't I need to turn in any bat fangs???
RE: omg...
# Aug 04 2005 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
1,980 posts
You only turn in bat fangs if you choose to redo the mission. The first time through you just need the Orc Mail Scales from a bat and to touch the headstone to trigger the cutscene.
# Jul 17 2005 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
ok I so I have to give thee gaurd a bat fang and the orc scales before its complete?
# May 12 2006 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
no. bat fangs are only if you redo the task.
# Jul 27 2005 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
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